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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...
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Copeland residents urged to shop local

7 April 2021 - 12:19pm
COPELAND Council is encouraging residents to ‘shop local’ when non-essential businesses reopen next week. The council launched its Shop Local: Keep...

Organisations join forces to revitalise Whitehaven Harbourside

1 April 2021 - 4:40pm
COPELAND Council has partnered with Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners to revitalise the picturesque harbourside. The new approach will see the Council...

Whitehaven parking restrictions to be relaxed for delivery vehicles

1 April 2021 - 3:59pm
WHITEHAVEN town centre businesses can now access a free permit to assist with loading and unloading stock outside their premises. Cumbria County...

Grant helps residents get back on track

30 March 2021 - 2:53pm
COPELAND Council has extended funding to a credit union to help those in need get back on an even keel. The council has a long-standing funding...

Copeland Council bank holiday arrangements

30 March 2021 - 1:32pm
COPELAND Council has the made the following arrangements for the coming bank holidays (Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5). All household waste,...
The e-scooter hub at Lowther Street, Whitehaven

Innovative e-scooter trial launched in Whitehaven

29 March 2021 - 3:50pm
AN innovative e-scooter trial has been launched in Copeland – and members of the public can now take part. E-scooters are available for hire from...

New app celebrates Millom and Nicholson

29 March 2021 - 12:02pm
A NEW walking app inspired by the work of a Millom poet could bring culture-hungry visitors to the 'hidden gem' of a town. The Norman Nicholson...

Restart grants for Copeland businesses

26 March 2021 - 11:41am
BUSINESSES in Copeland will receive one-off payments of up to £18,000 to reopen safely as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Grants of up to £18,000...

Volunteers step forward for vaccine drive

24 March 2021 - 11:10am
VOLUNTEERS have signed up to support a Whitehaven pharmacy roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines. Seacliffe Pharmacy, Kells, began offering vaccinations on...
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Polling cards on their way to Copeland residents

23 March 2021 - 2:09pm
COPELAND residents will be sent their polling cards next week ahead of elections in May. Residents will go to the polls to elect a Police and Crime...
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Copeland launches its vision for 2040

23 March 2021 - 1:05pm
A NEW Vision has been launched that sets out Copeland’s aspirations and objectives over the next 20 years. Copeland Vision 2040 – produced by...

Play area transformation begins

23 March 2021 - 9:03am
A PLAY area in Cleator Moor is about to be transformed into an activity hub for all ages and abilities. The new attraction will have zones for...

Copeland's coastal challenge launched

22 March 2021 - 2:46pm
AN INNOVATIVE coastal running challenge in Copeland will now go ahead virtually. The brand new Run the Edge event – part of Copeland Council’s...

Support for socially isolated Copeland residents

19 March 2021 - 11:38am
NEW support is available to residents who have suffered from loneliness and isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic. Two hundred Copeland residents of...

Copeland helps business meet motorhome demand

17 March 2021 - 2:46pm
COPELAND Council is hoping to help manage an anticipated influx of motorhome holiday makers this summer. The council is encouraging suitable...

Residents explore a self-employed future

17 March 2021 - 9:48am
UNEMPLOYED Copeland residents are being encouraged to consider self employment as a career option. The Copeland Work and Skills Partnership has...

Council urges tourism sector to get ready

9 March 2021 - 3:04pm
COPELAND Council is encouraging the tourism sector to make sure it is ready for the ‘opening up’ of Britain this summer. The anticipated rise in...

Copeland Council sets its budget

3 March 2021 - 8:49am
COPELAND Council has set its budget for 2021/22. The budget, proposed by Mayor Mike Starkie, was set at a meeting of the Council yesterday (Tuesday...

Garden waste collections return

2 March 2021 - 11:09am
COPELAND Borough Council’s garden waste collections are to restart – and they will be fortnightly once again. The collections are always suspended in...
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Information briefing for election candidates

26 February 2021 - 9:58am
A BRIEFING session for prospective candidates and agents in the upcoming elections will be held next month. Copeland Council is holding the online...
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Local government reorganisation consultation launched

23 February 2021 - 10:56am
The Government has announced an eight-week consultation into local government reorganisation in Cumbria: The Government is consulting on all four...
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Work to start on Cleator Moor C2C access paths

19 February 2021 - 10:03am
WORK to connect Cleator Moor with two sections of the C2C cycle track will begin next week. Two informal paths used as access points to the track –...

Payments for Copeland residents affected by their child self-isolating

12 February 2021 - 5:49pm
PAYMENTS of £500 are available to Copeland residents financially affected by their child self-isolating – and applications are now open. Copeland...
Gleeson Homes' development in Egremont

Council launches discounted house-buying scheme

10 February 2021 - 9:10am
COPELAND Council is helping residents secure a new home with the launch of a new Discounted Sale scheme. The council is inviting eligible people to...
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Success for wage subsidy scheme

9 February 2021 - 5:03pm
A WAGE subsidy scheme supporting Copeland’s businesses and residents is being hailed a success. Copeland Work and Skills Partnership is...

School children in West Cumbria get help to learn at home

29 January 2021 - 10:57am
MORE than 420 pupils in West Cumbria will receive a laptop or tablet to help them learn at home.    Currently these school children do not have...
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Tourism business invited to breakfast briefing

28 January 2021 - 1:01pm
TOURISM businesses from across west Cumbria are being invited to a breakfast briefing where they can hear specialist advice and receive the latest...
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Cleator Moor and Millom unveil investment plans

27 January 2021 - 7:29am
THE communities of Cleator Moor and Millom have unveiled their visions for their towns in a bid to attract multi-million-pound funding. The...
Hensingham cemetery

Council issues reminder on cemetery rules

20 January 2021 - 4:11pm
COPELAND Council is reminding visitors to its cemeteries that cars are not permitted within the grounds. The reminder comes as tyre-damage was...
Photograph of the Duddon Valley by Sam Scales

Council releases stunning footage to boost future tourism

20 January 2021 - 12:40pm
COPELAND Council has commissioned stunning video footage encouraging visitors to the Lake District Coast once it is safe to travel. The videos...
Leconfield Industrial Estate

Council purchases key Cleator Moor site

20 January 2021 - 7:57am
COPELAND Council has signified its ambitions for Cleator Moor with the purchase of a key site in town. The council has completed the purchase of the...

Council supports Covid-hit tourism industry

19 January 2021 - 10:10am
COPELAND Council has helped one business develop a new idea that’s perfect for lockdown. The council’s Tourism Development Officer has been advising...

Copeland businesses to receive one-off grant payments

14 January 2021 - 2:48pm
BUSINESSES in Copeland will receive one-off payments of £4,000, £6,000 or £9,000 as early as next week. The Closed Business Lockdown Payment will...

More than £1.5 million paid to businesses in Copeland

13 January 2021 - 3:06pm
BUSINESSES in Copeland will receive more than £1.5 million in grant support this week. The cash grants will be hitting bank accounts to help...

Council supports 13 households with homelessness at Christmas

12 January 2021 - 4:55pm
COPELAND Council supported 13 households in need of advice, or somewhere to stay, over the Christmas period. One of these was suffering from domestic...

Council to bring waste collections back on track

11 January 2021 - 4:33pm
COPELAND Council is taking measures to shore up its hard-hit recycling and waste service. The service has been under pressure during the pandemic...

Grant for businesses affected by December's Tier 2 restrictions

7 January 2021 - 1:25pm
COPELAND Council has launched a new grant for businesses that were affected by Covid-19 restrictions during December. Applications are now open for...

Cumbria moved into Tier 4 in Covid restrictions system

4 January 2021 - 9:04am
The Government has announced that Cumbria will move into Tier 4 of the new COVID-19 restrictions classification system from midnight tonight (00:01...

Support for the homeless and victims of domestic abuse over Christmas

16 December 2020 - 10:22am
SUPPORT is available for residents who need a safe place to stay this Christmas. Copeland Council is urging residents who find themselves homeless,...

Copeland Council's Christmas arrangements and key contact numbers

15 December 2020 - 1:45pm
COPELAND Borough Council will be closed to the public – other than for emergency matters - from 5pm on Wednesday, December 23. Officers will be...
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Copeland Council welcomes Energy White Paper

15 December 2020 - 11:01am
In response to the Government's publication of its Energy White Paper, the following statement is made by Councillor David Moore, Copeland Council's...

Residents urged to 'recycle right' this Christmas

14 December 2020 - 11:42am
COPELAND Council is asking residents to help ‘recycle right’ this Christmas. The council is anticipating the usual rise in recycling over Christmas...

Wet-led pubs in Copeland invited to apply for £1,000 grant

14 December 2020 - 11:16am
COPELAND Borough Council is inviting wet-led pubs in Copeland to apply for a £1,000 Christmas Support Payment. The Government grant for wet-led pubs...
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Council appoints Covid-19 support officers

11 December 2020 - 3:25pm
Copeland Council is helping to keep its community safe with the appointment of four new dedicated Covid-19 support workers. The Covid-19 Technical...

New Covid-19 testing facility to open in Whitehaven

11 December 2020 - 2:53pm
A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility is to open in the Whitehaven Sports Centre car park on Catherine Street. Testing at the new site is...

Gardeners' careers are flourishing

11 December 2020 - 10:07am
THREE Copeland gardeners have been awarded certificates in the field of horticulture.  Zach Rudd, Team Leader, Kevin Murray and Reece Crickett,...
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Councils submit local government reorganisation proposals

8 December 2020 - 5:16pm
ALLERDALE Borough Council and Copeland Borough Council have made their case to the Government on how they view future service delivery and devolution...