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|How do I create less waste?||
By reducing the amount of waste we produce, we can protect the earth's natural resources for longer. Here are some handy tips to reduce your family's waste.
|Who do I contact about sewerage issues?||
Please report any problems with the sewer network to United Utilities on 0845 706 2200
United Utilities are the first point of contact about sewer problems. You will need to look after your own drains but once they connect with drains from another property they will be looked after by United Utilities. They maintain sewer pipes that are shared by more than one property or that run beyond your property boundary (apart from in a few cases where these sewers are privately owned). You can find out whether they look after your sewer on their sewers and drains explained page. .
|Can I donate something to the Beacon's collection?||
The museum collection includes over 30,000 artefacts which relate to Copeland’s history. Offers for donations are welcome and we are happy to discuss your item during opening times, or out of hours by appointment.
Tel: 01946 592302
|How do I get a bus pass?||
If you want a bus pass you can apply for one from Cumbria County Council. We no longer offer a concessionary travel scheme in Copeland. Call Cumbria county Council on 01228 60 60 60 or visit their website for more info.
|How much does it cost to visit the Beacon?||
Prices are as follows:
Children (5-15 years): £2
Family ticket: £10
Under 5s: free
All children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Don't forget to look out for special "free weekends" throughout the year!
*Special summer family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) - for just £15 this gives an unlimited number of visits for 4 weeks from date of purchase. Available to purchase from 19th July to 31st August 2014. Tickets non-transferable. Valid ID must be shown on repeat visits*
|How long does it take to look round the Beacon?||
It depends how much you would like to see and do. You should allow an hour at the very least. Your ticket is valid all day, so you can come in and out as many times as you like. If you want to read all about the exhibits and use all the interactive features, you could easily spend most of the day at the museum - it really is up to you. With the fun spread over five floors there is plenty to keep children entertained.
|Is there car parking near the Beacon?||
Yes you can park close to the Beacon. See our car parking section for full details and a map.
|What are the opening hours of the Beacon?||
We are currently open 10am to 4.30pm every day.
For special events, activity sessions and guided tours, please call for details. 01946 592302.
|I have a problem tenant - what can I do?||
There is advice on what to do about problem tenants on the Direct Gov website.
|Where can I find facts and figures about housing in Copeland?||
There is information about housing in Copeland on the housing strategy page. The Copeland Strategic Housing Market Assessment contains a lot of information about housing and housing issues in the Copeland borough. There is also a copy of the Copeland private sector stock condition survey, which provides information about the condition of the housing stock in Copeland.