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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,...

Time running out to respond to shopfront consultation

14 June 2021 - 2:02pm
TIME is running out for Copeland’s residents and businesses to have their say on the borough’s shopfronts. Copeland Borough Council is in the process...

Copeland team keeps beaches ship shape

9 June 2021 - 9:12am
COPELAND'S seasonal beach cleaners are back in action as the weather warms up. Each year Copeland Borough Council employs two officers specifically...

Copeland jobseekers explore gaming industry

8 June 2021 - 3:25pm
UNEMPLOYED Copeland residents have been exploring the video games industry, and how to make a career in it. The Copeland Work and Skills Partnership...
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Young Entrepreneurs Market set to launch

8 June 2021 - 2:20pm
MORE than a dozen young entrepreneurs will be setting out their stall at Copeland’s first youth market on Saturday. King Street in Whitehaven will...
Kayleigh Daniels, Mike Starkie and Trudy Harrison

Multi-million-pound funding deal for Cleator Moor

7 June 2021 - 10:37pm
THE community of Cleator Moor is celebrating being offered multi-million-pound funding for the town. The Cleator Moor Town Deal Board, with the...

Council seeks new recruits to support victims of domestic abuse

1 June 2021 - 3:14pm
COPELAND Council is currently recruiting two full-time officers as part of its life-saving domestic abuse support service. The Council introduced its...

Copeland Council bank holiday arrangements

26 May 2021 - 11:32am
COPELAND Council has made the following arrangements for the coming bank holiday on Monday, May 31. All household waste, recycling and garden waste...
Councillor Jeanette Forster, Chair of Copeland Council

Jeanette Forster elected new Chair of council

25 May 2021 - 3:55pm
COUNCILLOR Jeanette Forster has been elected as Copeland Council’s Chair for 2021/22. Councillor Forster, who represents the Sneckyeat ward, was...
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Dedication and commitment of council staff highlighted

25 May 2021 - 3:03pm
THE dedication and commitment of Copeland Borough Council’s workforce has been praised at its Annual General Meeting. Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland...

Cumbria Residents Week in Copeland

24 May 2021 - 10:56am
TOURISM businesses in Copeland are being encouraged to sign up to an initiative promoting the county’s fantastic visitor attractions to local...

New app allows easier parking payments

19 May 2021 - 4:41pm
COPELAND Borough Council has introduced an app to allow people to pay for their parking by phone. The MiPermit system is available in all the council...
Margaret Woodburn

Tributes paid to Margaret Woodburn: former Mayor, Councillor and community champion

19 May 2021 - 7:11am
TRIBUTES have been paid to Margaret Woodburn – a champion of the Egremont community – who has died aged 86. Margaret was a Copeland Borough...
•	Pictured at the William Morris Avenue site are, from left to right, Karen Jones (Managing Director of Home to Work), Adam Phillips (Community Officer for Home to Work), Hugh Branney (Copeland Borough Councillor) and Mike Starkie (Mayor of Copeland).

Residents invited to take part in community garden project

18 May 2021 - 4:04pm
CLEATOR Moor residents are being invited to take part in a project to create a vibrant community space in the town. Copeland Borough Council and Home...
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Council returns to in-person committee meetings

17 May 2021 - 2:25pm
Due to the easing of Covid restrictions, and the Government’s decision to not extend the relevant legislation, Copeland Council has resumed in-person...
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Young Entrepreneurs Market to launch

13 May 2021 - 2:01pm
COPELAND Council is launching a new Young Entrepreneurs Market in Whitehaven next month – and is inviting young traders to take up a free stall. The...
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Deadline approaching in 'Call for Sites' process

11 May 2021 - 12:08pm
COPELAND Council's 'Call for Sites' process to invite landowners to nominate potential locations for Gypsy and traveller sites in the borough is...

Chance to have your say on Copeland's shopfronts

10 May 2021 - 12:24pm
A NEW public consultation has been launched into a document that will help improve the quality of shopfronts within Copeland’s towns and villages....

Improved paths open up Copeland's coast

7 May 2021 - 11:25am
THE PATH along Copeland's coast is being brought back to life to welcome visitors and locals back to this 'hidden gem' of a coastline. Copeland...
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Residents urged to register for discount housing

7 May 2021 - 10:56am
COPELAND residents interested in purchasing a discounted home in the borough are invited to register their interest. Under its Discounted Sale scheme...
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Joseph Ghayouba elected to Copeland Council

7 May 2021 - 12:47am
Joseph Ghayouba has been elected to represent the Whitehaven Central ward on Copeland Borough Council.  The votes cast for each candidate in the by-...
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Residents urged to get ready to vote

4 May 2021 - 9:25am
WITH only two days remaining until voters in Copeland go to the polls on May 6, Copeland Borough Council is urging voters to get ready to vote....

Copeland Council bank holiday arrangements

27 April 2021 - 10:04am
COPELAND Council has the made the following arrangements for the coming bank holiday on Monday, May 3. All household waste, recycling and garden...

Tributes to HRH, The Duke of Edinburgh

9 April 2021 - 5:05pm
Copeland is paying tribute to His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, who died on Friday morning, aged 99. The flag at the Copeland...
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Work starts on sports pitch upgrade

9 April 2021 - 11:32am
WORK has started on a major upgrade of the sports pitch at Cleator Moor Activity Centre. A new 3G pitch is being installed at the centre, in...

Training gives unemployed a head start

7 April 2021 - 4:28pm
UNEMPLOYED Copeland residents are being offered training to give them a head start in the hospitality and tourism sector. The Copeland Work and...