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Council offices now closed to the public

20 March 2020 - 4:33pm
COPELAND Council’s offices in Whitehaven and Millom will close to the public from Monday, March 23. The council’s staff will instead be contactable...

The Beacon Museum closes due to Covid-19

20 March 2020 - 4:23pm
THE Beacon Museum and Portal are now closed until further notice. The team has taken the regrettable decision in response to the Covid-19 pandemic...

Garden waste collections suspended

17 March 2020 - 2:05pm
Copeland residents are being reminded that, as part of the council’s resilience planning around coronavirus, garden waste collections are suspended...

Council takes steps to delay coronavirus spread

13 March 2020 - 4:26pm
COPELAND Council has introduced a series of measures to help delay the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus). The council’s precautionary measures take...

Crematorium to host Mother's Day event - CANCELLED

9 March 2020 - 2:09pm
A SPECIAL memorial service is being held at Distington Hall Crematorium next week to mark Mother’s Day. The event on Wednesday, March 18 will involve...

Waste dumped near Household Waste Recycling Centre

5 March 2020 - 2:56pm
WASTE has been dumped less than 2.5 miles away from a Household Waste Recycling Centre. Items including household waste, wood and metal were fly-...

First catering contract for Castle Park

3 March 2020 - 3:17pm
A BUSY Cumbrian park is hoping to add food to its attractions this spring. Castle Park in Whitehaven town centre is a popular area for families and...

Millom community asked for conservation views

3 March 2020 - 2:17pm
MEMBERS of the Millom community are being asked for their views on the town’s conservation area. Copeland Council has launched a four-week...

Polling cards issued for Whitehaven by-election

2 March 2020 - 4:42pm
POLLING cards will be delivered this week to Whitehaven residents ahead of a by-election later this month. Copeland Council is holding a by-election...

Garden waste collections restart for spring

2 March 2020 - 4:09pm
GARDEN waste collections are about to restart in Copeland. The seasonal service begins again on Monday, March 16, after its annual winter suspension...

Conference showcases range of support available

2 March 2020 - 3:38pm
THE range of support available for Copeland’s residents has been highlighted at the borough’s first Social Inclusion Conference. Copeland Council...

Permanent cafe for Silecroft moves nearer

25 February 2020 - 8:43am
COPELAND Council has revealed how a new beach cafe at Silecroft could look. The planned new cafe is part of the Connecting Cumbria's Hidden Coast...

Dog breeders urged to check licence requirements

18 February 2020 - 1:43pm
DOG breeders in Copeland are being urged to check they have a valid licence. Copeland Council is advising that anyone breeding three or more litters...

Council to host Social Inclusion Conference

13 February 2020 - 11:21am
COPELAND Borough Council will host the first Social Inclusion Conference this month to highlight the wide range of support that is available for...

Council agrees its budget

10 February 2020 - 5:18pm
COPELAND Council has agreed its budget for 2020/21. Councillors voted today (Monday) to accept the budget proposed by Mayor Mike Starkie. Mr...

Start a new career in 2020

5 February 2020 - 2:33pm
TRAINING and the chance of an exciting new career are on offer through the Copeland Work and Skills Partnership. The partnership, led by Copeland...

Performing arts boost for unemployed residents

30 January 2020 - 11:31am
UNEMPLOYED Copeland residents have used performing arts to boost their confidence and job prospects. Fourteen residents took part in a series of fun...

Council staff help each other to health

29 January 2020 - 10:09am
COPELAND Council is striving for a happy, healthy workforce by appointing eight Health Advocates. The volunteer members of staff are from across the...

Council sets out homeless support plans

29 January 2020 - 10:09am
COPELAND Council has launched its homelessness and rough sleeping strategy setting out how it supports some of its most vulnerable residents. The...

Council committed to Millom office

24 January 2020 - 10:11am
COPELAND Council has reaffirmed its commitment to its customer services office in Millom. The council’s current Customer Services Centre is...

World-class art planned for Copeland

21 January 2020 - 10:25am
A MAJOR art programme for Copeland is to include a nationally-significant piece of public art. Copeland Council has appointed curators Aldo Rinaldi...

Time running out to comment on Local Plan

14 January 2020 - 8:46am
TIME is running out for Copeland residents to comment on a consultation that will help shape the future of the borough. Members of the public have...

Bumper festive season for Copeland recyclers

13 January 2020 - 2:56pm
COPELAND residents have pulled out all the stops to recycle in the recent holidays. Over Christmas and new year, the average amount collected each...

Public meetings into funding opportunities

9 January 2020 - 3:57pm
TWO public information sessions are being held into potential funding opportunities for Millom and Cleator Moor. Copeland Council has been invited by...

Mayor to hold public meetings

6 January 2020 - 3:05pm
COPELAND Mayor Mike Starkie is holding two public meetings this month to discuss his budget plans. Mr Starkie is hosting the events in Whitehaven and...

Students get the go ahead for internet café

17 December 2019 - 7:34am
STUDENTS from Whitehaven Academy successfully pitched an exciting internet café idea to a Dragon’s Den style board on Friday (December 13). The ten...

Free festive parking on offer

16 December 2019 - 11:59am
COPELAND Council is offering free parking this festive period. Nine of the car parks that the council runs will be free to use from Monday, December...

Victims urged to come forward this Christmas

16 December 2019 - 11:38am
AS domestic abuse rates soar in December, victims are being encouraged to put an end to their suffering. Domestic abuse incidents almost treble over...

Help for the homeless over the festive period

13 December 2019 - 2:04pm
COPELAND residents who are at risk of becoming homeless over the Christmas period are urged to contact Copeland Council. Early intervention is key...

Christmas arrangements

11 December 2019 - 8:51am
COPELAND Borough Council offices (including Market Hall and Millom) will be closed from 1pm on Tuesday, December 24. Its offices will also close at 3...

New roles to boost health through community

10 December 2019 - 4:15pm
COPELAND Council has created two new roles to help community groups grow and improve people's health and wellbeing.  The officers will work with...

Copeland ready for a recycling Christmas

9 December 2019 - 1:25pm
Copeland is ready to recycle this festive season! This Christmas is the second since the council launched its new recycling service and it’s hoped...

Businesses 'raise the bar' at prestigious awards

5 December 2019 - 3:10pm
LICENSED premises across Cumbria have ‘raised the bar’ at a prestigious awards ceremony. Representatives from 17 organisations in the Best Bar None...

Have your say on budget plans

4 December 2019 - 10:46am
COPELAND Council has launched a consultation into next year’s budget – and wants to hear the public’s views. The council is prioritising the...

Safety checks under way at Copeland's cemeteries

3 December 2019 - 4:53pm
A ROLLING programme of inspection and maintenance of Copeland’s burial grounds and cemeteries is under way. Copeland Council staff are inspecting...

Paul celebrates 40 years at council

28 November 2019 - 2:36pm
A POPULAR member of the Copeland Council team is celebrating 40 years with the organisation. Paul Chiesa, 58, started with the council in November...

Copeland coast boasts safe, clean waters

26 November 2019 - 10:01am
COPELAND’S four managed beaches have once again been recognised for their clean, safe swimming water. In DEFRA's annual figures, Silecroft and St...

Copeland launches Local Plan consultation

25 November 2019 - 9:14am
COPELAND residents have the chance to help shape the future of the borough as part of a newly-launched consultation. Members of the public are...

Crematorium to hold Christmas memorial service

13 November 2019 - 3:27pm
A SPECIAL memorial service offering people the chance to remember their loved ones will take place this Christmas. Distington Hall Crematorium will...

Copeland residents to receive polling cards

13 November 2019 - 11:17am
COPELAND’S residents will receive their polling cards this week ahead of next month’s General Election. Residents will go to the polls on Thursday,...

Free parking for Christmas event

13 November 2019 - 9:47am
COPELAND Borough Council and Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners are supporting Sunday's Christmas lights switch-on event in Whitehaven by offering free...

Anti-social behaviour warnings

8 November 2019 - 2:31pm
COPELAND Council’s enforcement team has issued 36 warnings for anti-social behaviour in Whitehaven. The Council introduced Public Space Protection...

Students complete prestigious qualification

7 November 2019 - 2:14pm
A GROUP of dedicated young people have taken strides towards reaching their full potential with the completion of a prestigious qualification.  Nine...

Service to continue thanks to £170,000 funding

1 November 2019 - 2:55pm
A VITAL service to support victims of domestic abuse in Copeland will continue thanks to a £170,000 funding pledge. Sellafield Ltd and Copeland...

Copeland Council - a great place to work

31 October 2019 - 11:18am
Copeland Council is a great place to work, according to its employees. More than 90 per cent of employees who took part in an annual staff survey...

St Bees School opens two new schools in China

29 October 2019 - 1:16pm
A UNIQUE educational partnership between West Cumbria and China has been strengthened with the opening of two new schools. The historic St Bees...

Events to be held to mark Remembrance Sunday

29 October 2019 - 10:41am
EVENTS will take place around Copeland to mark Remembrance Sunday (November 10). Whitehaven From 10am, the parade will assemble outside Copeland...

Building control team awarded quality mark

28 October 2019 - 1:54pm
Copeland Borough Council’s building control team have been awarded an internationally recognised quality mark. The team have received ISO 9001:2015...

Copeland staff help pupils with challenge

28 October 2019 - 10:34am
COPELAND Council staff are supporting school pupils in a science and technology challenge. The FIRST LEGO League competition asks groups of children...

Council supports new service for over-55s

22 October 2019 - 10:59am
COPELAND Council is supporting a new service for the over-55s. The Copeland Age and Advice Service (CAAS) is a Community Interest Company set up to...

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