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Communications and Engagement Manager, Samantha Down: samantha.down@copeland.gov.uk.
Senior Communications and Engagement Officer, Leila Cox: leila.cox@copeland.gov.uk or 01946 598315.
Communications Officer, Emily Adair: emily.adair@copeland.gov.ukLeila Cox on 01946 598315.

Summer fete will draw visitors to walled garden

5 July 2022 - 12:47pm
A special Summer fete will be hosted in Distington Crematorium’s Walled Garden this August. Over ten stalls packed with artisan candles, cakes,...

Don’t get stung this summer

23 June 2022 - 3:58pm
AS SUMMER season approaches, Copeland Council is reminding residents of its in-house pest control service. Wasps can be a particular nuisance during...

Copeland’s taxi fares under review

22 June 2022 - 2:32pm
COPELAND Council is currently reviewing the maximum charges for Hackney carriages in the area. The current table of fares was last reviewed in 2013...

Initiative to regenerate West Cumbrian communities gains vital funding

21 June 2022 - 3:40pm
AN INITIATIVE which will regenerate communities across West Cumbria and create more than 700 jobs has won vital financial backing to fund its...

Bank holiday arrangements

31 May 2022 - 10:26am
We have made the following arrangements for the Jubilee weekend. All household waste, recycling and garden waste collections will continue as...

Fun story walks to launch in Millom

30 May 2022 - 2:52pm
Three new ‘Tale Trails’ will launch at an interactive, family event in Millom Heritage and Arts Centre next week. Writer Anja Phoenix has been...

Celebratory garden party for the Platinum Jubilee

24 May 2022 - 3:57pm
A celebratory tea party for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will take place at Distington Crematorium’s Walled Garden on Saturday, June 4. Everyone is...

Hensingham youngsters create a community forest

12 May 2022 - 9:03am
Hensingham Primary School pupils have planted over 300 trees to create a thriving forest which can be enjoyed for generations to come. With the help...

Council marks its achievements at final AGM

11 May 2022 - 11:16am
COPELAND Council held its final Annual General Meeting in Whitehaven yesterday (May 10). Councillors appointed Coun Linda Jones Bulman as the...

Council sees rise in abuse towards staff

11 May 2022 - 10:15am
COPELAND Council is reminding people it has a zero tolerance approach to abuse towards its staff. The council has noticed an increase in customers...

Waste collections to continue during bank holidays

21 April 2022 - 3:46pm
Our waste collection services will continue to operate on all bank holidays except for Boxing Day this year. Services will continue as normal on...

'Nutrient neutrality' areas identified in Copeland

20 April 2022 - 9:13am
New developments in some parts of Copeland could be affected by a planning directive from Natural England. Parts of Lamplugh, Arlecdon, Rowrah and...

Residents train for jobs in the care sector

11 April 2022 - 4:19pm
EIGHT Copeland residents have successfully completed a collaborative training course preparing them for work in the health and social care sector. ...

Egremont's mural revealed

8 April 2022 - 4:51pm
A huge new mural now welcomes visitors to Egremont. The mural, depicting local traditions, is on the side of the DeMounters building, beside the main...

Improvements continue around the borough

23 March 2022 - 9:55am
COPELAND Council continues to make improvements around the borough, thanks to Welcome Back funding. The £159,000 government-funded scheme has already...

Volunteer 'walkers and talkers' needed

22 March 2022 - 3:41pm
THE BEACON Museum is running a series of walks and talks this spring - and training locals to do the same in their own communities. The Out and About...

Sites considered in consultation

21 March 2022 - 4:55pm
COPELAND residents are being invited to have their say on two potential sites for allocation as Gypsy and Traveller accommodation. The survey is part...

New protocol to protect children and families

17 March 2022 - 3:19pm
A new protocol supporting children and families in Copeland has been launched. "No Wrong Door, No Closed File" encourages organisations to be...

Measures to ensure Copeland's cemeteries remain safe and accessible

15 March 2022 - 3:22pm
COPELAND Council is making sure its cemeteries remain attractive, safe and accessible for everyone.  The council is asking people to remove any...

‘Tale Trails’ introduced to draw families to Copeland’s coast

15 March 2022 - 12:11pm
A SERIES of interactive story walks based around fictional characters and local points of interest are to be launched along Copeland’s coast. ...

Mayor to host third Open for Business conference

15 March 2022 - 9:06am
BUSINESSES across Copeland will come together at the Mayor’s third Open For Business Conference next week. The event, sponsored by Sellafield Ltd,...

Copeland’s recycling moves from boxes to bins

14 March 2022 - 4:06pm
IMPROVEMENTS to our recycling collection services will begin in October. Instead of having three boxes and a bag, residents will have two wheeled...

New maps to boost tourism in Copeland

10 March 2022 - 9:17am
COPELAND Council has created a series of colourful maps to help guide tourists around the area's towns and attractions. There is a map for each of...

Exciting plans to help regenerate Cleator Moor on show to residents

8 March 2022 - 11:50am
A RANGE of exciting plans which will help to regenerate the community of Cleator Moor will be on show at a special drop-in exhibition. Leconfield...

Views sought on Castle Park

8 March 2022 - 10:12am
COPELAND Council wants to know more about how and why people use Whitehaven’s Castle Park.   The park was recently fitted with CCTV cameras and  new...

Bakers and Makers markets planned for Whitehaven

2 March 2022 - 3:10pm
WHITEHAVEN is to host a series of markets showcasing hand-made food and crafts. Creatives are being invited to take a stall at any of Copeland...

New sessions promote cultural understanding

24 February 2022 - 1:02pm
COPELAND Council is hosting a series of events to promote mutual understanding between cultures. The 12 sessions are for women from a range of...

iSH gains vital backing to help regenerate community

24 February 2022 - 10:06am
Hundreds of jobs are set to be created after a regeneration initiative of regional, national and international significance gained vital backing. The...

New funding available for start-up businesses

23 February 2022 - 9:12am
New businesses are being offered the chance to get some additional funding as the borough continues to bounce back from the effects of the pandemic....

Litter picking gear distributed across Copeland

31 January 2022 - 12:38pm
COPELAND Council is offering litter picking kits to every community in the borough. Part of the £159,000 government-funded Welcome Back scheme, the...

Copeland Borough Council's Sustainability Team win BECBC Award

27 January 2022 - 2:03pm
Congratulations are in order for our Sustainability Team, which has been awarded ‘Sustainability Innovator of the Year’ in the BECBC Shadow Board...

Bathing water classifications 2021

26 January 2022 - 1:20pm
Copeland's coastline has been recognised for its safe, clean swimming water once again. St Bees and Silecroft both received an ‘excellent’ water...

New CCTV and lighting in Castle Park

25 January 2022 - 9:51am
WORK to install new lighting and surveillance has started in Whitehaven’s Castle Park to help Copeland residents feel safer. The Home Office’s Safer...

New street furniture across Copeland

20 January 2022 - 4:27pm
NEW seating areas have been springing up across the borough as Copeland Council continues to welcome visitors back. The picnic tables and benches are...

A cathedral of trees at Distington Crematorium

20 January 2022 - 4:07pm
COPELAND Council is creating a cathedral-like archway of trees where families can go to remember loved ones. Volunteers are being invited to help in...

Council to offer vital support at drop-in events

20 January 2022 - 9:34am
COPELAND Council is offering support for residents this winter with a series of drop-in advice sessions at The Whitehaven Foyer. The events will be...

Have your say on Copeland's future

11 January 2022 - 10:09am
COPELAND residents are being invited to have their say on planning in the borough. The council is developing a new Local Plan, which will guide...

Amazing footage says "welcome back" to Copeland

10 January 2022 - 2:51pm
STUNNING video footage spotlighting Copeland’s towns, coast and countryside has been released by Copeland Council to welcome visitors back to the...

Copeland Council launches budget consultation

10 December 2021 - 10:16am
COPELAND Council has launched a consultation into next year’s budget – and wants the public’s views. The council must save funds in 2022/23, due...

Council Christmas opening hours and waste collections

9 December 2021 - 2:31pm
COPELAND Borough Council offices will be closed from 5pm on Thursday, December 23. Council officers will be available again from 9am on Tuesday,...

Council wishes residents a green and merry Christmas

8 December 2021 - 1:17pm
COPELAND residents are being asked to reduce, reuse and recycle this festive season. There is always a large increase in recycling collected at...

Council runs popular course to boost job prospects

7 December 2021 - 5:54pm
COPELAND Council has once again offered unemployed people the chance to find out more about job opportunities in the video gaming industry. The...

Support for borough’s most vulnerable

7 December 2021 - 5:51pm
COPELAND Council has set out its support for the borough’s most vulnerable residents at a meeting of the council today (Tuesday). The council’s...

Council offers safety to those at risk over Christmas

6 December 2021 - 3:12pm
COPELAND Council can offer safety for those suffering homelessness or domestic abuse this Christmas. The specialist team there wants people to come...

Positive initial reviews for Cleator Moor Innovation Quarter

30 November 2021 - 5:04pm
VIEWS of more than 100 people were given at two drop-in sessions in Cleator Moor to outline the possible designs for a new business campus in the...

New future for Red Lion site

30 November 2021 - 10:33am
COPELAND Council has completed the purchase of the Egremont site where the Red Lion pub once stood. The Council has partnered with BEC (Building...

Festive free parking in Copeland

29 November 2021 - 3:34pm
COPELAND Council is offering free parking every weekend in December. Selected council car parks in Whitehaven and Egremont will be free of charge on...

Copeland residents urged to help preserve local history

26 November 2021 - 11:13am
COPELAND residents are being urged to help protect the borough’s heritage through a new listing scheme. Nominations can be submitted via an online...

Cyber security recognition for council's IT team

25 November 2021 - 5:14pm
CYBER security at Copeland Borough Council has been hailed as a positive example for others to follow. The Local Government Association chose the...

Council joins the 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence

23 November 2021 - 11:10am
COPELAND Council is urging residents suffering from domestic abuse to come forward. The Council is taking part in the worldwide 16 days of Action...

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