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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.
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Free days out at The Beacon Museum

8 December 2022 - 10:51am
THE BEACON Museum in Whitehaven is opening its doors to everyone for free at the end of this month. The event is a ‘thank you’ to local people and...

Copeland's Christmas arrangements

5 December 2022 - 2:22pm
COPELAND Council has shared some useful information about its services over the festive period.   Its office opening hours at Millom and Whitehaven...

Christmas craft market success

28 November 2022 - 2:31pm
A CREATIVE Christmas market was hailed a success this weekend with more than 500 attendees. The market, held at Distington Walled Garden, hosted a...

Free festive parking

25 November 2022 - 11:29am
COPELAND Council is offering free parking on weekends, and after 3pm on weekdays, over the festive period. Eight of the car parks that the council...

Tourism event a success

22 November 2022 - 4:03pm
TOURISM businesses received the very latest industry updates at a breakfast event hosted by Copeland, Allerdale and Carlisle councils. The event at...

Council tackles domestic abuse in Copeland

18 November 2022 - 1:31pm
COPELAND Council is tackling domestic abuse by highlighting its support service during the FIFA World Cup. The council has supported 437 men, women...

Crematorium to hold Christmas memorial services

15 November 2022 - 9:51am
COPELAND Council will hold Christmas memorial services in December. A service will be held at 6.30pm on both December 13 and 14, at Distington Hall...

Creative Christmas market at the walled garden

14 November 2022 - 2:13pm
DISTINGTON Walled Garden will host a creative Christmas market this month. On Saturday, November 26, local crafters will join together to sell their...

New Book of Remembrance at Distington Crematorium

8 November 2022 - 2:15pm
We have introduced a dedicated Book of Remembrance for families who have lost babies and children. The book will be available to view in the Chapel...

Fete fun entertains hundreds in Distington

1 November 2022 - 10:01am
More than 400 people visited Distington Walled Garden on Saturday (October 29), for its first Harvest Festival. The wet weather didn’t deter the...

Harvest Festival draws near

24 October 2022 - 1:49pm
PUMPKINS, scarecrows, and a covered market selling unique gifts, will arrive at Distington Walled Garden’s Harvest Festival this Saturday (October 29...

Bus station development reaches awards finals

20 October 2022 - 4:57pm
COPELAND Council’s planning team, and property developers BEC, have been chosen as finalists in a national awards scheme. Last year the Bus Station...

Employability programme supports hundreds

20 October 2022 - 9:29am
More than 300 Copeland residents are now job-ready, thanks to a dynamic employment programme. Building Momentum offered unemployed people training...

Free event for tourism businesses

18 October 2022 - 11:53am
TOURISM and hospitality businesses are invited to hear the latest industry updates at a free event in Whitehaven. Copeland, Allerdale and Carlisle...

Chance to look after a masterpiece

12 October 2022 - 3:40pm
COULD you help take care of a masterpiece? A 400-year-old Rembrandt painting is currently drawing the crowds at Whitehaven's Beacon Museum, and...

Half term harvest fun

12 October 2022 - 2:14pm
Half term fun is on the cards at Distington Walled Garden, as we are to host a Harvest Festival. On Saturday, October 29, the garden will host 14...

Council marks Baby Loss Awareness Week

6 October 2022 - 1:59pm
COPELAND Council is marking Baby Loss Awareness Week with a special tree in its Chapel of Remembrance. Residents are invited to place a tag on the...

New recycling scheme draws nearer

5 October 2022 - 9:41am
COPELAND residents will soon take delivery of brand new wheeled recycling bins. Following feedback from residents, the authority is changing its...

Warm welcome for borough’s winter hub

3 October 2022 - 3:12pm
COPELAND’S residents enjoyed a friendly welcome today (Monday) at the borough’s first Warm Wellness Hub. The hub, run by Copeland Borough Council,...

Copeland’s brand-new zoo inspector

30 September 2022 - 1:27pm
EXOTIC animals are in safe hands with Copeland Council’s new local authority zoo inspector. Quinn Wright, Environmental Protection Technical Officer...

Big step forward for Local Plan

28 September 2022 - 1:16pm
COPELAND Council has submitted the Local Plan to the Secretary of State for a Public Examination. The examination process, which will be led by a...

Council reaches out to struggling private sector landlords and renters

28 September 2022 - 12:18pm
COPELAND Council is reminding landlords and residents of its homelessness service as mortgage interest rates increase, and private landlords struggle...

Two more fetes for walled garden

23 September 2022 - 1:44pm
Festive fun is on the cards at Distington Walled Garden, as two more artisan fetes are announced. Building on the success of last month’s summer fete...

Welcoming hub will combat coldness

20 September 2022 - 2:34pm
All are welcome to enjoy a free hot lunch, receive wellbeing advice, and try new activities at the Warm Wellness Hub, which starts next month. Our...

Great big moves towards a greener Copeland

20 September 2022 - 9:50am
Sustainable living will be front and centre in Copeland for Great Big Green Week. From affordable vegetable boxes, to a volunteering opportunity at...

Council arrangements for Queen's funeral bank holiday

13 September 2022 - 5:07pm
AS A MARK of respect during Her Majesty the Queen’s state funeral on Monday, September 19, Copeland Borough Council's offices will be closed on that...

Passing of Her Majesty the Queen

8 September 2022 - 8:19pm
The Mayor, councillors and staff at Copeland Borough Council have been paying tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth who passed away on September 8 2022. To...

Whitehaven's award-winning development celebrated

1 September 2022 - 2:37pm
WHITEHAVEN’S Bus Station development has received a special visit after winning several planning awards. Copeland Borough Council’s role in the BEC...

Flocking visitors reminded not to feed seagulls

16 August 2022 - 4:24pm
AS VISITORS flock to Whitehaven, they’re being reminded not to feed the seagulls. Copeland Council, in partnership with Whitehaven Harbour...

Colourful festival brings community together

16 August 2022 - 8:52am
Sun, smiles, and support were the order of the day for more than 750 people on Friday, August 12.  The Social Prescribing Health and Wellbeing...

Hundreds attend Artisan Fete

9 August 2022 - 10:19am
Hundreds of visitors enjoyed the summery atmosphere at Distington Walled Garden’s Artisan Fete on Saturday. Local businesses filled a vibrant craft...

Buzz Shelter first of its kind in Copeland

3 August 2022 - 4:13pm
A BUS stop in Frizington is leading the way in environmental sustainability. The new Buzz Shelter at Moor Place has a ‘living roof’, created by...

Artisan crafts to fill community garden

29 July 2022 - 2:04pm
Enjoy the vibrant surroundings at our Artisan Fete next weekend. On Saturday, August 6, an array of local businesses will be showcasing their crafts...

Summer festival for healthy family fun

28 July 2022 - 2:59pm
An action-packed wellbeing festival will help families in Copeland to access support for a healthy lifestyle. Next month, Copeland Borough Council’s...

Prestigious award for vital service

27 July 2022 - 12:14pm
A PRESTIGIOUS award has been given to Distington Hall Crematorium grounds and bereavement services.   The crematorium, run by Copeland Council, has...

Residents with autism prepare for work

18 July 2022 - 2:03pm
An employment skills programme has helped people on the autism spectrum to prepare for work. The programme helped nine people to develop essential...

New council roles to improve wellbeing

13 July 2022 - 4:16pm
NEW roles at Copeland Council will link residents directly with help for their health and wellbeing. The council's social prescribing team now...

More views sought on potential Gypsy and Traveller site

13 July 2022 - 2:05pm
COPELAND Council is asking residents about the allocation of land at Sneckyeat in Hensingham as a potential permanent site for Gypsy and Traveller...

Roadside verges are bursting with natural beauty

12 July 2022 - 1:44pm
WILDFLOWER meadows are in full bloom on roadside verges, thanks to Copeland Council. Verges in Whitehaven and Hensingham have been transformed into...

Historic garden is brought back to life

11 July 2022 - 1:43pm
A HISTORIC walled garden has been brought back to life, with the help of volunteers. Distington Walled Garden, owned by Copeland Council, has been...

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...

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