1. Things for young people to do in Copeland

    A list of groups and activities for young people across Copeland.

  2. St. Bees leaflet

    A leaflet with information about the popular coastal village of St. Bees famed for being the start of Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk

  3. Knight Kavanagh and Page report

    This is one of the business planning documents that was part of the Pow Beck Valley Stadium project

  4. Beaches and coastal attractions

    We have four award-winning beaches in Copeland and numerous opportunities for getting out and about to enjoy the coastline. Here we signpost you to information about the coast as well as some of the projects we are involved in to enhance and protect our coastline.

  5. Townscape Heritage Initiative

    The Whitehaven Old Town Townscape Heritage Initiative

    Copeland Borough Council has been successful in its bid for nearly £660,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for a Townscape Heritage Initiative in the Whitehaven Old Town Conservation Area.  Along with £395,000 funding from Britains Energy Coast (Using Nuclear Decommissioning Authority funding), £50,000 from Cumbria County Council and £250,000 capital funding from the Council itself, over £1.3m is available to undertake building restoration work and heritage skills training.

  6. Seascale leaflet

    A leaflet about the coastal village of Seascale, an ideal location for exploring the spectacular Western Lake District coast and fells.

  7. Financial forecast

    This is the three-year financial forecast for the planned Pow Beck Valley Stadium project.

  8. Starting up a new business in Copeland

    A wide range of support is available to businesses and individuals who are looking to start up a business in Copeland.

  9. Applying

    The size of the fund will not allow the THI to tackle all of the possible building projects in the area. Therefore a process of prioritisation has taken place to identify the optimum mix of buildings and works which will best help achieve the success of the THI. The capital projects to be targeted are a confident yet realistic set of projects which will enhance some of the most needy buildings and spaces in the THI area.

  10. Heritage Walks in the Western Lake District

    The walks in this guide offer an introduction to the wonderful coastline and fascinating heritage of the Western Lake District.  With routes of varying length and difficulty, the novice rambler and the seasoned explorer can both both enjoy this special place.

  11. Lessons Learnt Review v2 - a summary

    This is a shorter summary of the "Lessons Learnt review - v2"

  12. Support from the Council for businesses

    Here we outline the support available from the council for businesses in Copeland.

  13. Our projects


    44-45 Irish Street

    Together Impact Housing Association and Howgill Family Centre have formed the Whitehaven Foyer Company and plan to transform the old YMCA building on Irish Street. 

  14. 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: Tel: 01946 598351

  15. Council statement

    We issued this statement when we published v1 of the "Lessons Learnt Review" of the Pow Beck Valley Stadium project.

  16. Energy efficiency in the home

    Making your home as energy efficient as possible will not only save you money but also help to reduce carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas causing climate change.

  17. Sustainability and Climate Change

    It is important to be aware of how we, as individuals and communities, affect the environment we live in and how we can contribute to its sustainability rather than it's deterioration.

  18. Meet the team

    The Stakeholder Partnership

    The Initiative is being overseen by a Stakeholder Partnership consisting of the following members:

    • Kerry Maxwell O.B.E (Chair), Whitehaven Community Trust 
    • Cllr Eileen Wier (Vice Chair), Cumbria County Council & Whitehaven Locality Partnership
    • Cllr Mike McVeigh, Copeland Borough Councils Heritage Champion
    • Christine Minnory, Whitehaven Heritage Action Group & Chamber of Trade
    • Celia McKenzie, Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners
    • Cllr Anne Bradshaw, Copeland Disability Forum
    • Cllr John Kane, Whitehaven Town Council
  19. THI grant application form

    You can use this form to apply for a grant from the Whitehaven Townscape Heritage Initiative.  Please ensure all the relevant sections are completed as accurately as possible before signing the declaration and returning the form to the address below.  Please enter N/A if a question does not apply.  Please attach two copies of: drawings of the works, photos of relevant parts of the property, the project specification, schedule of works and schedule of itemised costs, the tenders for completing the works and the development appraisal.

  20. Newsletter 2

    Newsletter 2

  21. Copeland Coastal Partnership

    On 30 June 2011 Copeland Borough Council launched a new Coastal Partnership. The Copeland Coastal Partnership brings together a range of organisations that have an interest in promoting and enhancing the coast to encourage more people to enjoy the benefits of what is on offer.

  22. THI Events

    The success of the THI will depend in part on investing in people’s confidence and community pride. The THI will be an opportunity to raise awareness of the needs of the area’s heritage, and the benefits of conservation-led regeneration. We intend to organise activities and events that the community can take part in to learn more about and enjoy their local heritage, and how to care for it.

    Latest Event - Book Now - Tour of the Foyer

    After falling into a near derelict state of repair, the Grade II listed former YMCA building in Whitehaven has now been restored, with a grant of over £500,000 from the Whitehaven Townscape Heritage initiative.  The THI is running two tours of the building, which is now known as the Foyer, prior to its official opening to the public.  The tours are at 10am and 11:30am on the 30th March 2017 and 12 places are available on each one.   If you would like to book please click on one of the links below, depending on which time you would like to attend:


    10:00am Tour 

    11:30am Tour


  23. Conservation area management plan

    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. 

  24. Understanding traditional buidlings

    Whitehaven Townscape Heritage Initiative is running a free event on understanding traditionally constructed buildings.

  25. Support for existing businesses in Copeland

    Here we look at what support is available for existing businesses in Copeland.


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