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.
There are several things you need to consider when first moving in to a new home and new address:
- Notify council tax so that we can ensure you are set up on our system and are paying the right amount. Use this change of address form to give us your details.
- Get yourself on the electoral register. You can give us your details by completing and returning this rolling registration form.
- Get a parking permit if appropriate - call our customer services team on 0845 054 8600 to see if your property qualifies.
- Request a bulky waste collection to have large items like beds and furniture removed. You can do this online by using the online form, available from the dropdown menu on the 'I want to..'section on the front page.
- Find out where your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre is.
- If you are in need of some reasonably priced furniture, why not consider Impact Furniture Services, who operate as a charity.
Useful information for settling in to your new home
- www.ratedpeople.com - recommends local tradespeople in your area
- www.homebase.co.uk has a handy ‘change of address’ checklist on its ‘moving’ page
- See our page 'Are you thinking of moving house?' for further sources of information and checklists to download.
Finding out about the area
- Click on the 'enjoy Copeland' tab on the green menu at the top of the page. This will take you to a list of things to see and do in the area.
- To find out about facilities in your area from bus stops and libraries to GP surgeries click on 'my property' on the green menu bar then enter your postcode. This will give you comprehensive information about what is available close to where you live. You can also find out specific information about the property in which you live along with details of your local councillor and even crime statistics for your area. The Police and Crime Commissioner has just issued some reassuring news on this.
- We have information on the website for young people, for parents and visitors - use the search facility or click on the appropriate keywords.