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Set up your stall at Whitehaven’s festive market

26 October 2021 - 9:25am
A RANGE of festive fancies are on offer at Whitehaven Market this Christmas. Copeland Borough Council is inviting stallholders and shop owners to set...

Mayor inspects new £350,000 sports pitch

20 October 2021 - 9:14am
PLAYING sports all year round has become much easier in Cleator Moor thanks to the addition of a new £350,000 3G pitch.  The new 3G pitch has been...

Two Community Partnerships formed to look at a Geological Disposal Facility

14 October 2021 - 3:05pm
TWO Community Partnerships will be formed in Copeland after the council agreed to move forward to the next stage in the process to search for a...

Copeland makes final shortlist to house prototype reactor at Moorside

14 October 2021 - 12:37pm
NEWS that the Moorside site has progressed to the final shortlist in the bid to find a host for the UK’s large scale prototype nuclear fusion power...

Edna helps youngsters learn about recycling

13 October 2021 - 1:56pm
COPELAND Council has been helping school pupils in Egremont find out more about recycling. The council's Recycling Officer, Jan Boniface, visited...

Deadline approaches for Local Plan consultation

11 October 2021 - 2:01pm
COPELAND residents have until Sunday (October 17) to have their say on significant changes to the Local Plan that are being considered. The Council...

Residents respond to climate change in Copeland

8 October 2021 - 2:34pm
COPELAND residents have stepped forward in response to the climate change crisis. Thirty residents joined Copeland Borough Council’s people’s panel...

Council marks Baby Loss Awareness Week

8 October 2021 - 1:58pm
COPELAND Council is marking Baby Loss Awareness Week with a living tree in its Chapel of Remembrance. Residents are invited to place a tag on the...

Popular market moves to The Rum Story

4 October 2021 - 12:47pm
A POPULAR Whitehaven market will move indoors on Saturday (October 9) to The Rum Story. The Young Entrepreneurs Market, run by Copeland Borough...

Tourism businesses helped to bounce back with first Residents' Week

30 September 2021 - 12:10pm
COPELAND Council is looking forward to next week's Residents' Week, designed to help businesses bounce back after the pandemic. Copeland's portfolio...

Call for volunteers as hidden garden comes back to life

29 September 2021 - 11:59am
COPELAND Council's historical walled garden at Distington Crematorium is slowly coming back to life with the help of volunteers – and more are needed...

Council launches new support for private landlords

14 September 2021 - 1:24pm
COPELAND Council is launching a new programme of support for private landlords. A new tenancy support service, alongside a series of financial...

Copeland residents invited to have their say on Local Plan changes

13 September 2021 - 1:12pm
COPELAND residents are being invited to have their say on significant changes to the Local Plan that are being considered. The Council is in the...

Copeland’s shopfronts set for improvement

8 September 2021 - 2:12pm
TODAY (Tuesday) Copeland Council has adopted a document that will help improve the quality of shopfronts within Copeland’s towns and villages. The...

Success for Council wellbeing festival

26 August 2021 - 3:45pm
WHITEHAVEN’S first Social Prescribing Wellbeing Festival has been hailed a resounding success. Visitors flocked from across the borough to attend the...

Council issues £42.7m support for businesses

26 August 2021 - 11:51am
COPELAND Council has now awarded more than £34.6million in grants to businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Council has also issued £8.1...

Copeland Council bank holiday arrangements

26 August 2021 - 11:24am
COPELAND Council has made the following arrangements for the coming bank holiday on Monday, August 30. All household waste, recycling and garden...

Historical characters come to life in museum's new app

19 August 2021 - 4:29pm
THE BEACON Museum in Whitehaven now has its very own app. The free app, called West Cumbria with the Beacon Museum, guides users on walks around...

Hand crafted treats on offer at town market

17 August 2021 - 3:17pm
AN ARRAY of beautiful hand crafted goods and delicious home made foods is on offer in Whitehaven this weekend. Copeland Council's Bakers and Makers'...

Wellbeing festival to be held in Whitehaven

16 August 2021 - 4:48pm
RESIDENTS are invited to improve their wellbeing at a festival in Whitehaven this summer. Twenty eight organisations are coming together to provide...

Councillor commemorates VJ Day

9 August 2021 - 4:10pm
RESIDENTS are invited to a plaque unveiling in Whitehaven to commemorate VJ Day. Councillor Allan Forster, Copeland Council's Armed Forces Champion,...

Whitehaven to host youth market

9 August 2021 - 2:48pm
TWENTY TWO young entrepreneurs will be setting out their stall at Whitehaven’s youth market on Saturday. Copeland Council’s third Young Entrepreneurs...

Council calls out to young entrepreneurs in Copeland

9 August 2021 - 9:03am
COPELAND Council is offering young entrepreneurs the chance to be part of its new mentorship programme. Business minded young residents aged 16 to 25...

Training scheme results in five job offers

4 August 2021 - 2:59pm
FIVE unemployed Copeland residents have job offers in the care sector after a successful collaborative training course. The Copeland Work and Skills...

Improvements at crematorium

2 August 2021 - 1:12pm
THE CHAPEL of Remembrance at Distington Hall Crematorium has reopened and now offers a tranquil space for people to remember their loved ones. The...

Copeland Council restarting garden waste collections

29 July 2021 - 2:16pm
COPELAND Council is restarting its garden waste collections from this Monday (August 2). The Council had suspended the service for two weeks to help...

Business grant deadline extended in Copeland

29 July 2021 - 9:23am
THE DEADLINE for the final round of Government funding for businesses in Copeland has been extended. Due to high demand, Copeland Council is...

Tourism businesses urged to help create tailor-made talent

27 July 2021 - 3:33pm
COPELAND Council is on the lookout for tourism and hospitality businesses who would like to help create and employ tailor-made talent.   The Copeland...

Copeland Council welcomes local government reorganisation

21 July 2021 - 7:56pm
COPELAND Council has welcomed the opportunity to change the way council services are delivered in Cumbria. In December 2020, four proposals were...

Whitehaven Lass tracked down

21 July 2021 - 5:29pm
AN HISTORIC Whitehaven ship’s figurehead, thought to have gone missing, has pride of place in a European art collection. Back in January 2020, The...

Copeland residents get free museum entry

21 July 2021 - 1:49pm
COPELAND residents can now experience Whitehaven's fantastic Beacon Museum for free. A grant from Cumbria County Council's Community Grant Fund means...

Bin changes due to Covid

15 July 2021 - 3:36pm
A STEEP rise in the number of staff isolating due to Covid-19 has forced Copeland Council to suspend its garden waste collections for two weeks. From...

Multi-million-pound funding deal for Millom

15 July 2021 - 12:19pm
THE community of Millom is celebrating being offered multi-million-pound funding for the town. The Millom Town Deal Board, with the support of...

New grants for Copeland businesses

14 July 2021 - 11:52am
BUSINESSES in Copeland are invited to apply for a new round of Government funding. The final round of the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) opens...

Jobseekers learn of careers in the great outdoors

6 July 2021 - 9:31am
TWELVE unemployed people from Copeland now have a better understanding of working in the great outdoors thanks to a programme delivered through the...
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Whitehaven to host second youth market

5 July 2021 - 3:27pm
TWENTY young entrepreneurs will be setting out their stall at Whitehaven’s youth market on Saturday. Copeland Council’s second Young Entrepreneurs...

Council offers homelessness support

5 July 2021 - 9:22am
COPELAND Council helped house 135 homeless individuals or families in the borough in the last year, new figures reveal. A total of 449 people sought...

Community full of praise for council

1 July 2021 - 3:16pm
COPELAND Council received almost twice as many compliments from residents in 2020/21 as it did in the previous year. The council formally recorded...
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Council supports residents to live safely and independently

1 July 2021 - 9:38am
COPELAND Council has supported more than 130 residents to live safely and independently in their own homes during the last year, new figures reveal...
•	Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland, and Emanuel Flecken, Copeland Council's Parks and Open Spaces Manager, at the Jacktrees Road play area in Cleator Moor

£1m projects completed in Cleator Moor and Millom

29 June 2021 - 9:36am
A MILLION-POUND package of community improvement projects has been completed in Cleator Moor and Millom. Copeland Council successfully applied for £...
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Copeland residents urged to register to vote

28 June 2021 - 11:59am
RESIDENTS in Copeland are being urged to ensure they are registered to vote in upcoming elections. Copeland Council is this week starting its annual...

Green change for garden bins

23 June 2021 - 1:41pm
COPELAND residents awaiting a new garden waste bin will notice a difference when it is delivered – new bins will now be green instead of brown....

Council seeks passionate individuals to support vulnerable community members

22 June 2021 - 1:10pm
COPELAND Council is looking for three passionate individuals to help some of its most vulnerable members of the community. The Council’s Social...

Funding bid submitted for Cleator Moor innovation project

22 June 2021 - 9:34am
Copeland Council has submitted a Levelling Up Fund bid for a Cleator Moor Innovation Quarter (CMIQ), which will act as the campus for the Industrial...
Nick Hayhurst, Copeland Council's Planning and Place Manager, and Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland

Copeland's Planners among UK's best

21 June 2021 - 2:24pm
COPELAND Council has one of the highest planning application approval rates in the country – and credits its free pre-application advice service for...

Council plans improvements to fathers' memorial area

18 June 2021 - 2:54pm
COPELAND Council is improving a green area created to commemorate fathers. As Fathers’ Day approaches, Covid-19 restrictions mean the council is...

Green fingered residents are invited to help improve Copeland’s green spaces

15 June 2021 - 2:14pm
COPELAND Council is appealing for volunteers to help make improvements to some of its nearly 100,000 square miles of open spaces. The Council is...
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Success for first Young Entrepreneurs Market

15 June 2021 - 11:25am
COPELAND’S first Young Entrepreneurs Market has been hailed a resounding success – and plans are under way for a second event. The market was held on...

People's Panel on Climate Change launched

15 June 2021 - 9:52am
A NEW residents’ panel on climate change is being created to help shape Copeland’s response to the environmental crisis. Copeland Borough Council is...

Businesses urged not to miss out on payments of up to £18,000

14 June 2021 - 2:56pm
COPELAND Council is urging eligible businesses to come forward if they have not yet claimed their Restart Grant, before June 30. Grants of up to £18,...

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