Enforcement and support services
Challenge a Penalty Charge Notice
This page outlines how to challenge a Penalty Charge Notice you have received.
In general, people are allowed to keep animals, as long as they do not cause a nuisance or a health hazard to other people and premises around them.
This page outlines what can be done when this is not the case.
Dog Fouling - Enforcement Services
Dog fouling can be an unpleasant problem, and is one which we know angers many of our residents. We do our bit to clamp down on the problem.
Dog related orders and relevant documents
Legislation is designed to simplify the current arrangements for controlling dogs. The dog control order will specify the land to which the order relates as well as the times during which the order will apply. In practice, this means that an authority can designate any area of land open to the air to which the public has access (including any such land within its boundary) as being land on which specified dog offences will apply. You can see these areas clearly marked on the maps associated with the Dog Control Orders.
Dog control order dlo_0_2013.pdf
This is the Dogs on Lead Order for St Joseph's Church, Seascale
Car parking charges from 2016-17
An outline of car parking charges across Copeland with effect from 1 April 2016.
New Stray Dog Charges - 2015
COPELAND BOROUGH COUNCIL
Stray Dog Collection Fees
1st April 2015 – 31st March 2016
CURRENT CHARGES NEW CHARGES
Dog Collection Fee £50.00 £61.80
Daily Boarding Fee £10.00 £13.00
Dated 16 March 2015
Market evaluation form (shoppers)
Please fill in this form to give us your views about shopping at Whitehaven's relaunched market. If you are a stallholder or a local shopkeeper, please use the separate forms specially designed for you.
Market evaluation form (shopkeepers)
If you are a local retailer (not market stall holder) please fill in this form to give us your views on the revamped Whitehaven Market. If you are a market trader or shopper, please fill in the separate forms designed especially for your views.
Market evaluation form (stall holders)
If you are a Whitehaven Market stallholder, please fill in this form to give us your views on the revamped market. If you are a shopper or local shopkeeper, please fill in the separate forms designed especially for your views.
- Dog on lead order
- Dog exclusion order
Whitehaven Market - give us your views
At the end of September 2016 Whitehaven Market was relaunched in a joint effort between Copeland Borough Council and Whitehaven Town Council.
Dogs Legislation and Powers
For a long time the Council has had byelaws in place to take enforcement action in various parts of the Borough namely the parks and open spaces. Since the introduction of the Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act (2005) from April 2006 the local authority (primary authority) and parish councils (secondary authority) have had the power to introduce dog control orders.
Dogs Legislation and Powers
Below is an explanation of each of the dog control orders.
Penalty charge notices
Penalty charge notices (PCNs) are issued for parking offenses on car parks that we own or manage.