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Copeland Pride of Place campaign

The Copeland Pride of Place campaign aims to encourage residents and businesses to take pride in their borough and work towards making Copeland a better place to live, work and visit. To discover the latest from our campaign go to our facebook or twitter pages. 

In late 2017, we launched the campaign with the specific aim to help combat fly-tipping, littering and dog fouling.

The campaign also transformed the borough's town centres through the Pride of Place Town Centre Regeneration Scheme. The scheme supported the improvement of business premises in Copeland through grants to assist commercial property owners.

What have we achieved so far?

  • A 30 per cent reduction in reports of fly-tipping across the borough, bucking trends across the county which seen an increase of more than 37 per cent on average during the same period.
  • In line with the drop in number of reports received, the volume of fly-tipped waste we collected decreased by more than 50 per cent.
  • The tonnage collected by our Street Cleaning team showed a clear reduction in littering reducing by more than 25 per cent.
  • More than £750k was invested in improving the appearance of commercial premises across the borough, transforming 113 buildings in Copeland’s towns, villages and rural areas. More than 50 per cent was invested by the business owners themselves.
  • Public Space Protection Orders introduced in areas renowned for dog disorder and low level anti-social behaviour. These orders gave our enforcement officers and the police greater powers to issue fines on green spaces.

Our commitment

  • We are investing in our towns and villages to support improvements in order to make Copeland a better place to live, work and visit
  • We will prosecute those who commit offences such as fly-tipping, littering and dog fouling

Partner organisations

Thanks to all the following who have pledged to support the Pride of Place campaign. If you are interested in supporting the campaign, please contact

Trudy Harrison MP

Large organisations
Sellafield Ltd, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Morgan Sindall, United Utilities, Britain’s Energy Coast, GLL

Third sector organisations
Florence Arts Centre, Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project, Cumbria CVS, Calderwood House, West Cumbria Rivers Trust, Whitehaven, Egremont and District Credit Union

Parish councils
Beckermet with Thornhill Parish Council, St Bees Parish Council, Waberthwaite Parish Council

Sports clubs
Haverigg Cricket Club, Kells Rugby League Club, Wath Brow Hornets Rugby League Club, Seascale Bowling Club, Silecroft Golf Club, Cleator Cricket Club

Religious organisations
Whitehaven Methodist Circuit, Lamplugh, Kirkland and Ennerdale Local Ecumenical Parish, St John’s Church, Hensingham, St James’ Church, Whitehaven, St Nicholas’s Church, Whitehaven

Whitehaven Academy, West Lakes Academy, Moor Row Primary School, Millom Infant School, St James’ Junior School, Whitehaven, Seascale School, St Bega’s School, Haverigg School, Hensingham School, Gosforth School, Captain Shaw’s School, Ennerdale and Kinniside School, Orgill School, Beckermet School, Waberthwaite School, Arlecdon School, St Patrick’s School, Thornhill School, Moresby School, St James’ Infant School, Whitehaven, Bookwell School, Monkwray School, Ennerdale & Kinniside School, St Gregory & St Patrick’s School, St James’ School, Millom, Bransty School, St Bees Village School, Jericho School, St Bridget’s Catholic School, Frizington Primary School