Background
Background

Guidance notes

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Regeneration

  1. THI guidance notes

    To discuss any aspect of the grant process and for guidance and advice, please contact the THI
    Officer, Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria.
    CA28 7SJ Email: jane.taylor@copeland.gov.uk Tel: 01946 598351

  2. Conservation area development guide

    This document is part of the Whitehaven Town Centre Heritage and Design Series. This series has prepared on behalf of Copeland Borough Council to ensure that all development proposals in, or adjacent to, Whitehaven town centre’s conservation areas are well-considered, of high quality and have regard to their historical context.

Legal and licensing

  1. Private hire terms and conditions

    Terms and conditions attached to a private hire vehicle operator's licence. Please make sure you are aware of the contents of this document before you apply for a private hire vehicle licence.

    Private Hire Operators Licences last for a period of 3 years. Private Hire Operators are required to keep a register or permanent book giving full details of every booking taken which may be inspected by the Council or the Police at any time.

    The application form should be completed and submitted together with the appropriate licence fee. Private Hire Operators are required to have an operating base within the Borough of Copeland.

  2. Guidance when running a small lottery

    Guidance to follow if you are planning to run a small lottery.

  3. Provisional statement

    Application for a provisional statement to be granted along with guidance notes for completing the application form.

  4. Guidance on personal licences

    Detailed explanation of personal licences - when you need one, how long they last, how much they cost and how to get one.

  5. Guidance on making a minor variation to a premises licence

    Guidance on making a minor variation to a premises licence.

  6. List of offences

    This is a list of offences that can be committed under the Licensing Act 2003. Council or police officers can prosecute persons for any of these offences. Cases can be dealt with by way of a formal caution or in the Magistrates Court. The Court may also order the forfeiture of a Personal Licence, or suspend it for up to six months. If you are convicted of an offence, the police may also raise objections to you holding a Personal Licence, and the council can hold a hearing to consider whether your Personal Licence should be revoked.

  7. Licensing fees

    Businesses, organisations and individuals who want to sell or supply alcohol in England and Wales must have a licence or other authorisation from a licensing authority - usually a local council. The law and policy governing this area is overseen by the Home Office.Here you can view a list of fees and charges for the various types of licence available.

  8. Premises licences guidance notes

    Notes explaining all about premises licences - who needs them, how to get them and the rules governing them.

  9. Small lotteries explained

    In essence a lottery is an arrangement which satisfies the statutory description of either a simple lottery or a complex lottery, as per section 14 of the Gambling Act 2005 ("the Act")

    An arrangement is a simple lottery if:

    • Persons are required to pay to participate;
    • One or more prizes are allocated to one or more members of a class; and
    • The prizes are allocated by a process which relies wholly on chance.

    An arrangement is a complex lottery if:

    • Persons are required to pay to participate;
    • One or more prizes are allocated to one or more members of a class;
    • The prizes are allocated by a series of processes; and
    • The first of those processes relies wholly on chance.

    Arrangements that fulfil all of the criteria of either of the above categories are defined as a lottery under the Act.

  10. Sample conditions

    In line with other North West Local Authorities, we have prepared sample conditions that may be used in respect of individual premises in order to promote the four licensing objectives.  The conditions are of course not appropriate to all premises.

  11. Street collection regulations

    Summary of the rules regarding street collections.

  12. House to house collections code of fundraising practice

    Guidance covering house to house collections such as collecting cash or goods for charity.

  13. Street party guidance

    The Government has produced guidance giving practical advice for anyone looking to hold a street party.  The guidance includes an application for road closure orders for street parties, which we will be using to process applications.

  14. Premises licence notes

    Notes explaiining all about premises licences - who needs them, how to get them and the rules governing them.

  15. Guidance notes on gambling provisional statements

    Guidance notes on gambling provisional statements.

  16. Street collection regulations

    Street collection regulations.

Environmental health

  1. Guide for developers

    A joint guide written by all Cumbrian local authorities to help developers deal with contaminated land.

  2. Pet shop licence guidance

    Guidance as to when you need to apply for a pet shop licence and the conditions associated with such a licence.

  3. Riding establishment guidance

    Guidance relating to gaining a licence to run a riding establishment.

  4. Caravan site conditions of holding a licence

    Conditions for holding a licence to run a caravan site.

  5. Repair and Renew grants guidance notes

    This document tells you how to apply for a Repair and Renew Grant (to make your home more flood-resilient.) You should use it when you are filling in the application form for the grant.

Benefits

  1. Housing benefit overview

    Here we provide an overview of Housing Benefit and answer your questions.

Planning

  1. Guidance for completing form for discharge of conditions

    Please read these notes before completing the form.

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