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New health and wellbeing service launched

23 October 2020 - 4:41pm
A NEW service will help Copeland residents improve their health and wellbeing by connecting them with a range of groups, activities and services....
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Recycling bank damaged in deliberate fire

13 October 2020 - 11:10am
A RECYCLING bank in Cleator Moor has been damaged in a deliberate fire. The paper bank, located in the car park of the Co-op and belonging to...

£252,000 awarded to Whitehaven museum

12 October 2020 - 5:00pm
THE BEACON Museum, Whitehaven, has been awarded £252,000 by central Government as part of its £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. The funding has...

Applications open for Test and Trace Support Payments

12 October 2020 - 4:31pm
RESIDENTS in Copeland can now apply online for the new government Test and Trace support scheme. Anyone working, on a low-income and who is required...
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Conservation area consultations to be launched

9 October 2020 - 10:53am
COPELAND residents are set to be asked for their views on five of the borough’s conservation areas. Copeland Council will run five public...
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Taxi course boosts job prospects

5 October 2020 - 2:34pm
FIVE unemployed Copeland residents are now ready for the world of taxi driving, thanks to a course with the Copeland Work and Skills Partnership....

Two-household advice extended to whole county

1 October 2020 - 4:43pm
Following a doubling of the new COVID-19 cases within Cumbria over the last week, new public health advice for the county has now been introduced. By...

112 men, women and children leave abusive homes

1 October 2020 - 9:45am
COPELAND Council has supported 112 men, women and children to leave abusive homes through the current pandemic. Fifty-three women, three men and 56...
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£1m boost for two Copeland towns

25 September 2020 - 1:08pm
A MILLION-POUND package of community projects in Millom and Cleator Moor has received the go-ahead, it has been announced today. Both towns will...
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Copeland launches Local Plan consultation

21 September 2020 - 3:36pm
A NEW public consultation has been launched into a key document that will help shape the future of Copeland. Copeland Borough Council is in the...
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Copeland says big Thank You to recycling residents

21 September 2020 - 9:13am
COPELAND is celebrating Recycle Week, and thanking residents for their outstanding efforts during lockdown. The theme of Recycle Week for 2020 is '...
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Adrenaline plan takes shape

14 September 2020 - 12:21pm
EXPERTS in adrenaline activities are to look into whether Copeland could become a mecca for extreme sports enthusiasts. International sports...
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National Fraud Initiative 2020

14 September 2020 - 11:14am
Copeland Council participates in the Cabinet Office’s National Fraud Initiative: a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection...
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Normal parking charges to resume in Copeland

26 August 2020 - 3:50pm
COPELAND Council continues to move ‘back to normal’ with the reintroduction of parking charges for all customers. The council has been offering free...
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Council sets out bank holiday arrangements

25 August 2020 - 9:31am
COPELAND Council has the made the following arrangements for the coming bank holiday (Monday, August 31). All household waste, recycling and garden...
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Beacon Museum reopens its doors

24 August 2020 - 9:59am
A ‘ROARSOME’ reopening is promised when The Beacon Museum welcomes the public back through its doors this weekend. The Whitehaven harbourside museum...

Motivational masterclasses for Copeland residents

20 August 2020 - 12:26pm
UNEMPLOYED Copeland residents are benefiting from confidence-building masterclasses from ‘The Motivational Queen’. Zoe Bennett, aka The Motivational...

Face coverings to be worn for crematorium services

6 August 2020 - 4:53pm
GUESTS at Distington Hall Crematorium will be required to wear face coverings when they attend services from Monday, August 10, in line with new...

Businesses urged to apply for grants before deadline

6 August 2020 - 9:51am
BUSINESSES in Copeland are being urged to apply for cash grants before the deadline expires at the end of August. Copeland Council has so far awarded...

Five secure work in the care sector

5 August 2020 - 9:59am
FIVE unemployed Copeland residents have secured work in the care sector after a successful collaborative training course. Copeland Work and Skills...

Copeland's Best Kept Garden revealed

4 August 2020 - 2:53pm
COPELAND Council has announced the winner of its first Best Kept Garden competition. Linda and David Park, of Bigrigg, impressed judges with their...

Ambitious event for Copeland's Coast

3 August 2020 - 3:27pm
A BRAND new outdoor event will be held on Copeland's coastline next year, as part of the Connecting Cumbria’s Hidden Coast programme. Run the Edge...

Council seeks views on market's future

30 July 2020 - 4:00pm
COPELAND Council wants to hear residents' views on Whitehaven Market. The street market was closed during the coronavirus pandemic, and the council...

Free family fitness classes on offer

22 July 2020 - 12:52pm
A SERIES of outdoor fitness sessions will take place in Whitehaven next month. Copeland councillors Jeffrey Hailes and Carl Walmsley – the borough’s...

Plans amended for VJ Day celebrations

22 July 2020 - 10:44am
A SERIES of small-scale events will take place for care home residents across Copeland to mark VJ Day next month. A large parade and gathering that...

Last call for green fingered residents

13 July 2020 - 5:20pm
THE borough’s best kept garden competition ends this Sunday (July 19). Residents have just a few days left to enter the competition, with the chance...

'Shop Local' campaign launched

13 July 2020 - 10:00am
COPELAND residents are being urged to ‘Shop Local’ to support the borough’s retail and business sector. Copeland Council and Elected Mayor Mike...

Recycling rates hit record levels

9 July 2020 - 11:36am
RECYCLING rates have hit record-breaking levels in Copeland over the past four months, new figures show. Copeland Council’s crews collected 102...

Guidelines issued ahead of parks reopening

2 July 2020 - 12:14pm
COPELAND Council is encouraging the safe, responsible and considerate use of its children’s play areas when they reopen this weekend. In line with...

Annual electoral canvass to begin

29 June 2020 - 1:58pm
COPELAND residents are being urged to ensure their voter registration details are up to date. The council is beginning its annual canvass this week,...

Council provides £20m support for businesses

26 June 2020 - 2:07pm
COPELAND Council has now awarded more than £21.2million to businesses affected by the Coroanvirus pandemic. The latest figures have been released...

Planning applications now online

25 June 2020 - 3:31pm
COPELAND residents can now view and comment on planning applications online. Copeland Council has introduced an online tool to allow visitors to its...

Council issues 'don't feed the seagulls' plea

23 June 2020 - 10:22am
THE seagull nesting season is underway and Copeland residents are being urged not to feed the birds. Nesting gulls can be particularly aggressive and...

Council launches best kept garden competition

22 June 2020 - 3:29pm
COPELAND Council is in search of the borough’s best kept garden. The Council is urging residents to showcase their outdoor spaces for a chance of...

Top marks for Planning team

18 June 2020 - 3:56pm
COPELAND Council continues to have one of the strongest performing planning departments in the country, according to end-of-year figures. The council...

Parking changes as lockdown loosens

15 June 2020 - 4:28pm
COPELAND Council has announced changes to car parking as lockdown loosens. The council announced today that:  - Car parking fees will be reintroduced...

Work scheme to go digital

10 June 2020 - 3:22pm
A PROJECT to get Copeland residents back to work is to go digital. Sector Based Work Academies (SBWA), run by the Copeland Work and Skills...

Silecroft's new cafe given the go ahead

10 June 2020 - 9:18am
A NEW beach café at Silecroft is a step nearer after the project was granted planning permission this week. The café, which will replace the current...

Praise for officers

1 June 2020 - 10:54am
COPELAND Council’s leadership has praised the authority’s “dedicated and talented” workers for their response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Mike Starkie...

Council set to launch new business grants fund

28 May 2020 - 2:48pm
COPELAND Council is set to launch a new discretionary grants fund to support businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The scheme is designed to...

Rising star in Copeland’s ranks

28 May 2020 - 11:15am
MITCHELL McCombe, Copeland Council’s Nuclear Sector Development Officer, has been elected the prestigious position of co-chair of the Cumbria Local...

Bursaries available for Copeland's businesses

27 May 2020 - 3:58pm
BUSINESSES in Copeland can now take advantage of two subsidies to encourage employment. Small-sized employers across the borough can receive a £3,000...

We proudly plant show of support for NHS

21 May 2020 - 3:04pm
COPELAND Council has now finalised the planting of floral tributes, to NHS and key workers. Hundreds of blue Lobelia flowers and a rainbow of Begonia...

Councillor Charles Maudling elected new Chair

21 May 2020 - 3:03pm
COPELAND Council has elected Councillor Charles Maudling as its new Chair for 2020/21. Councillor Maudling was elected unanimously to the position at...

200 people supported to leave abusive homes

21 May 2020 - 2:12pm
COPELAND Council has supported 200 men, women and children to leave abusive homes, over the last two years. The Council introduced a specialist role...

Outdoor gym and teen-shelter in the pipe-line

19 May 2020 - 9:41am
PUPILS from Valley Primary School have submitted ambitious plans to install an outdoor community gym and teen-shelter in the area. The bid is...

Copeland Council's bank holiday arrangements

19 May 2020 - 8:03am
COPELAND Council has the made the following arrangements for the coming bank holiday (Monday, May 25). All household waste, recycling and garden...

Gold status for excellence in data management

13 May 2020 - 11:31am
COPELAND Council has won a Gold Award for excellence in management of address information. The Council has been awarded the gold standard in...

Council unveils vision for Whitehaven

13 May 2020 - 8:07am
COPELAND Council has unveiled its ambitious vision for Whitehaven in a multi-million-pound regeneration scheme. The council has developed a scheme...

Waste bags set alight in Egremont

12 May 2020 - 12:04pm
COPELAND Council has condemned those responsible for repeatedly setting alight bags of household waste that are awaiting collection. On two separate...

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