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  1. Divorce and children

    Advice and sources of help if you are getting divorced and have children.

  2. Copeland Youth Council and Youth Forums

    There are two great ways for you to get involved and influence what goes on in your local community.

  3. CDF Minutes 20th August 2013

    Minutes of CDF Meeting

    Monday 20rd August 2013 at 2pm

    United Reformed Church, Whitehaven             

  4. Summer festival

    Fun, games and refreshments for all the family.

  5. Carlisle Fringe Following the success of previous Carlisle Pageant events, this year’s 11-day Carlisle Fringe programme will be held in the city centre between Friday 18 August and Monday 28 August. The free festivities will celebrate the city’s history and heritage and will link in with the ancient proclamation of the Great Fair, to be held at the Market Cross on Saturday 26 August at 10:00. The Proclamation is a declaration of Carlisle City Council’s rights to hold an annual Fair in August, originally granted to the citizens of Carlisle in 1352 by Edward III. A procession including The Mayor of Carlisle, Sword and Mace Bearers and other Civic Dignitaries will make its way from St. Cuthbert’s Church to the Market Cross in the city centre. The Pageant Puppet Parade and a Street Party are planned within the city centre’s pedestrianised area on Saturday 19 August between 11:00 and 16:00. The community parade will be the exciting centre-piece of the event. Giant puppets depicting key historic characters will parade through the city centre, starting at 14:00 from Tullie House and finishing in the city centre outside the Old Town Hall. The eleven-day Pageant programme will also include Best of Carlisle Market stalls from Saturday 19 to Tuesday 22 August, a Fringe Street Festival from Saturday 19 to Tuesday 22 August and an International Market from Market Place Europe, which will run from Thursday 24 to Monday 28 August. Some Fringe events will also take place in city centre venues. For full details on all Fringe events and performances, visit the Carlisle Fringe website (see contact details). The Best of Carlisle Market will include a diverse range of stalls each day. The open-air market is organised in partnership with Food Carlisle and will include a variety of local producers, businesses and organisations. There will also be street entertainment for the whole family.
  6. Google - Copelands coast

    Did you know that the villagers of Bootle once fought with ‘sprigs of oak’ to look after their coastline? Or, that the fishermen of Parton once caught herring with the aid of porpoises? These and many other surprising facts are displayed on the new interpretation boards along Copeland’s coast. This map highlights all of Copeland’s beaches and presents all the information you will need to make the most of Copeland’s coasts.  


  7. Divorce and legal costs

    Advice on the legal costs associated with divorce.

  8. The Home Heat Helpline

    The Home Heat Helpline is a free, impartial and confidential service that connects people on low incomes or in poor health with financial help and practical advice on how to manage their energy bills

  9. CDF Minutes 18th September 2013

    Minutes of CDF Meeting

    Monday 18th September 2013 at 2pm

    United Reformed Church, Whitehaven             

  10. As You Like It Shakespeare’s beguiling tale of mistaken identity, pastoral comedy and love. Daughter of an exiled duke, quick-witted and popular Rosalind is banished from court by her jealous uncle. Accompanied by her devoted cousin Celia, Rosalind disguises herself as a boy and heads into the Forest of Arden. There she finds Orlando and, in the bewitching other world of the Forest, counsels him in the art of love. As You Like It is one of Shakespeare’s most enchanting comedies and Rosalind is the most witty and wise-cracking heroine of them all. An exciting collaboration with Shared Experience, the award-winning theatre company lauded for their visually dynamic storytelling whose iconic productions include Mill on the Floss and Jane Eyre.
  11. Creatures from the Deep What amazing creatures can you find in the Brockhole pond? Look out for great diving beetles, damsel flies and newts in our fun pond dipping activity. Suitable for children age 6 plus. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Appropriate footwear advised.
  12. Community

    We want our website to reflect the whole of our Copeland communities. Here you can find out about what we are doing in your neighbourhood, as well as getting information from community groups where you live. Living in Copeland we are heavily reliant on the energy and nuclear sector for employment and investment. With this in mind, we also include in this section a link to information about this sector.

    If you are a community group or parish council and you would like to post information in this section of our website, please contact

    Please note the links to third party organisations are not recommendations. We are sharing their details for information only and cannot vouch for their services.


  13. Family mediation and counselling

    This can help you sort out disagreements when you're separating or divorcing.  You both need to go willingly and decisions made aren't legally binding.

  14. I'm new to Copeland

    Moving to a new area can be exciting but also daunting if you are not sure where things are or what there is to do. Here we signpost you to information that will hopefully help you settle in and make the most of living in Copeland.

  15. CDF Minutes October 2013

    Minutes of CDF Meeting

    Monday October 2013 at 2pm

    United Reformed Church, Whitehaven             

  16. Carlisle City Ghost Tour Join us for a walking tour through Carlisle’s dark past. Discover tales of murder, executions and ghostly apparitions in the heart of our border city. The tour lasts for one and a half hours through the historic streets of Carlisle city centre. Dare you venture into the city at night?
  17. Family River Walk Part of a series of free events hosted by Florence Arts Centre and West Cumbria Rivers Trust. Starting at Florence Arts Centre we'll walk down to the River Ehen to explore the meadowland and riverside, with fun challenges along the way. You'll need to wear long trousers and sleeves and wellies or sturdy outdoor shoes!
  18. Copeland Disability Forum

    Copeland Disability Forum works for equality for people with physical disabilities. It works with Copeland Borough Council to look at planning applications, suggest improvements to building access, and advise on other equality issues.

  19. Health, disabilities and young people

    Sources of help and advice if you are a young person with questions about health and/or disability.

  20. Impact Furniture Services

    IFS Copeland is opening to the general public selling quality pre-owned furniture and household items at reasonable prices.

  21. CDF Minutes 20th November 2013

    Minutes of CDF Meeting

    20th November 2013 at 2pm

    United Reformed Church, Whitehaven             

  22. Cycling Along The Grasmere Trail - Guided Cycle A guided cycle ride led by trained volunteer Lake District National Park Rangers. You will be guided on a traffic-free route out of Ambleside onto quiet minor roads and bridleways to the shores of Rydal Water and Grasmere. Take in the dramatic landscape without the hills and traffic. The final destination is the historic village of Grasmere - William Wordsworth's home. Here, there will be time to have a drink and a bite to eat in one of the many cafes. For the return we retrace the trail but the views are quite different in this direction – but equally rewarding. The ride is ideal for active families (minimum age 10 years) and leisure cyclists who enjoy getting away from roads. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. If you need a bike local bike hire near the start of the ride is available from Ghyllside Cycles, Ambleside.
  23. Ghyll Scrambling Ghyll is the Cumbrian word for high mountain streams. Ghyll Scrambling is a great way to experience the Lakeland scenery in a spectacular mountain beck: traverse deep pools, climb waterfalls, swim and jump in. This is a wet activity and lots of fun! Water levels affect this activity and the activity is adjusted accordingly. The Ghyll is set in the beautiful Langdale Valley, giving you amazing panoramic views along the way. This activity is great for friends, families, couples and individuals wanting a fun and adventurous day out in the Lakes. This activity is suitable from age 8 upwards and does not require a lot of fitness and strength. If you have children of a younger age just contact us and we can arrange a private session. Mere Mountains is one of the longest established, specialist, Outdoor Activity Providers’ in the Lake District. We have the ability to run private sessions for Stag/Hen, Family, Corporate and other private groups. If you would like further information please contact us.
  24. Howgill Family Centre

    Howgill Family Centre is a registered charity which has operated in the communities of Whitehaven and Copeland for 35 years. Its headquarters is in Howgill Street in Whitehaven.

  25. Too young to vote?

    If you're not old enough to vote, don't worry – there are still ways you can get through to the adults who are in charge of the country and the area where you live!


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