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Face coverings to be worn for crematorium services

6 August 2020 - 4:53pm
GUESTS at Distington Hall Crematorium will be required to wear face coverings when they attend services from Monday, August 10, in line with new...

Businesses urged to apply for grants before deadline

6 August 2020 - 9:51am
BUSINESSES in Copeland are being urged to apply for cash grants before the deadline expires at the end of August. Copeland Council has so far awarded...

Five secure work in the care sector

5 August 2020 - 9:59am
FIVE unemployed Copeland residents have secured work in the care sector after a successful collaborative training course. Copeland Work and Skills...

Copeland's Best Kept Garden revealed

4 August 2020 - 2:53pm
COPELAND Council has announced the winner of its first Best Kept Garden competition. Linda and David Park, of Bigrigg, impressed judges with their...

Ambitious event for Copeland's Coast

3 August 2020 - 3:27pm
A BRAND new outdoor event will be held on Copeland's coastline next year, as part of the Connecting Cumbria’s Hidden Coast programme. Run the Edge...

Council seeks views on market's future

30 July 2020 - 4:00pm
COPELAND Council wants to hear residents' views on Whitehaven Market. The street market was closed during the coronavirus pandemic, and the council...

Free family fitness classes on offer

22 July 2020 - 12:52pm
A SERIES of outdoor fitness sessions will take place in Whitehaven next month. Copeland councillors Jeffrey Hailes and Carl Walmsley – the borough’s...

Plans amended for VJ Day celebrations

22 July 2020 - 10:44am
A SERIES of small-scale events will take place for care home residents across Copeland to mark VJ Day next month. A large parade and gathering that...

Last call for green fingered residents

13 July 2020 - 5:20pm
THE borough’s best kept garden competition ends this Sunday (July 19). Residents have just a few days left to enter the competition, with the chance...

'Shop Local' campaign launched

13 July 2020 - 10:00am
COPELAND residents are being urged to ‘Shop Local’ to support the borough’s retail and business sector. Copeland Council and Elected Mayor Mike...

Recycling rates hit record levels

9 July 2020 - 11:36am
RECYCLING rates have hit record-breaking levels in Copeland over the past four months, new figures show. Copeland Council’s crews collected 102...

Guidelines issued ahead of parks reopening

2 July 2020 - 12:14pm
COPELAND Council is encouraging the safe, responsible and considerate use of its children’s play areas when they reopen this weekend. In line with...

Annual electoral canvass to begin

29 June 2020 - 1:58pm
COPELAND residents are being urged to ensure their voter registration details are up to date. The council is beginning its annual canvass this week,...

Council provides £20m support for businesses

26 June 2020 - 2:07pm
COPELAND Council has now awarded more than £21.2million to businesses affected by the Coroanvirus pandemic. The latest figures have been released...

Planning applications now online

25 June 2020 - 3:31pm
COPELAND residents can now view and comment on planning applications online. Copeland Council has introduced an online tool to allow visitors to its...

Council issues 'don't feed the seagulls' plea

23 June 2020 - 10:22am
THE seagull nesting season is underway and Copeland residents are being urged not to feed the birds. Nesting gulls can be particularly aggressive and...

Council launches best kept garden competition

22 June 2020 - 3:29pm
COPELAND Council is in search of the borough’s best kept garden. The Council is urging residents to showcase their outdoor spaces for a chance of...

Top marks for Planning team

18 June 2020 - 3:56pm
COPELAND Council continues to have one of the strongest performing planning departments in the country, according to end-of-year figures. The council...

Parking changes as lockdown loosens

15 June 2020 - 4:28pm
COPELAND Council has announced changes to car parking as lockdown loosens. The council announced today that:  - Car parking fees will be reintroduced...

Work scheme to go digital

10 June 2020 - 3:22pm
A PROJECT to get Copeland residents back to work is to go digital. Sector Based Work Academies (SBWA), run by the Copeland Work and Skills...

Silecroft's new cafe given the go ahead

10 June 2020 - 9:18am
A NEW beach café at Silecroft is a step nearer after the project was granted planning permission this week. The café, which will replace the current...

Praise for officers

1 June 2020 - 10:54am
COPELAND Council’s leadership has praised the authority’s “dedicated and talented” workers for their response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Mike Starkie...

Council set to launch new business grants fund

28 May 2020 - 2:48pm
COPELAND Council is set to launch a new discretionary grants fund to support businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The scheme is designed to...

Rising star in Copeland’s ranks

28 May 2020 - 11:15am
MITCHELL McCombe, Copeland Council’s Nuclear Sector Development Officer, has been elected the prestigious position of co-chair of the Cumbria Local...

Bursaries available for Copeland's businesses

27 May 2020 - 3:58pm
BUSINESSES in Copeland can now take advantage of two subsidies to encourage employment. Small-sized employers across the borough can receive a £3,000...

We proudly plant show of support for NHS

21 May 2020 - 3:04pm
COPELAND Council has now finalised the planting of floral tributes, to NHS and key workers. Hundreds of blue Lobelia flowers and a rainbow of Begonia...

Councillor Charles Maudling elected new Chair

21 May 2020 - 3:03pm
COPELAND Council has elected Councillor Charles Maudling as its new Chair for 2020/21. Councillor Maudling was elected unanimously to the position at...

200 people supported to leave abusive homes

21 May 2020 - 2:12pm
COPELAND Council has supported 200 men, women and children to leave abusive homes, over the last two years. The Council introduced a specialist role...

Outdoor gym and teen-shelter in the pipe-line

19 May 2020 - 9:41am
PUPILS from Valley Primary School have submitted ambitious plans to install an outdoor community gym and teen-shelter in the area. The bid is...

Copeland Council's bank holiday arrangements

19 May 2020 - 8:03am
COPELAND Council has the made the following arrangements for the coming bank holiday (Monday, May 25). All household waste, recycling and garden...

Gold status for excellence in data management

13 May 2020 - 11:31am
COPELAND Council has won a Gold Award for excellence in management of address information. The Council has been awarded the gold standard in...

Council unveils vision for Whitehaven

13 May 2020 - 8:07am
COPELAND Council has unveiled its ambitious vision for Whitehaven in a multi-million-pound regeneration scheme. The council has developed a scheme...

Waste bags set alight in Egremont

12 May 2020 - 12:04pm
COPELAND Council has condemned those responsible for repeatedly setting alight bags of household waste that are awaiting collection. On two separate...

Council issues housing safety reminder

6 May 2020 - 1:17pm
TENANTS and landlords in Copeland are being reminded that homes should not be left in a state where they are unsafe and needing urgent repairs,...

Council holds first virtual meeting

5 May 2020 - 5:38pm
COPELAND Borough Council has held its first ever virtual council meeting. Mayor Mike Starkie and 11 Councillors joined today’s Full Council meeting...

Bank holiday arrangements

4 May 2020 - 10:24am
COPELAND Council has the made the following arrangements for the coming bank holiday (Friday, May 8). Household waste, recycling and garden waste...

Council starts garden waste collections

4 May 2020 - 9:09am
COPELAND Council is reminding residents that it is starting its garden waste collections today (Monday, May 4). The counci's online calendars are now...

Community groups receive vital PPE supplies

29 April 2020 - 4:41pm
COMMUNITY support groups in Copeland have received vital PPE supplies thanks to a local charity and its contributors. Personal Protective Equipment (...

Housing team accommodate 15 households

29 April 2020 - 4:13pm
COPELAND Council’s housing team has accommodated 15 households during the Coronavirus pandemic. The residents were homeless or threatened with...

Copeland's towns pay tribute to NHS

29 April 2020 - 2:55pm
COPELAND’S four towns will show their support to the NHS and key workers through a series of floral tributes. Copeland Council, with the support of...

Residents aim for secure employment

28 April 2020 - 4:59pm
UNEMPLOYED residents in Copeland are ready for the world of work after successfully completing training with the Copeland Work and Skills Partnership...

Exciting behind-the-scenes work at Beacon Museum

27 April 2020 - 4:22pm
WHILE the Beacon Museum in Whitehaven is closed to the public, behind the scenes work continues on exciting future projects. Bears! - an interactive...

Garden waste collections to start

23 April 2020 - 3:50pm
COPELAND Council will start its garden waste collection service on Monday, May 4. Despite significant challenges, collections of refuse and recycling...

Copeland learners go online to boost job prospects

15 April 2020 - 8:22am
Copeland residents are continuing their learning and boosting their employment prospects, despite the health crisis. The Copeland Work and Skills...

Mayor's thanks for recycling and waste support

9 April 2020 - 10:36am
COPELAND’s Mayor has extended his thanks to the community for supporting the council’s Recycling and Waste teams. Mike Starkie has spoken of his...

Victims of domestic abuse urged to get help

8 April 2020 - 1:30pm
COPELAND Council is urging victims of domestic abuse and sexual exploitation to get help now. With two bank holidays coming up, and the added...

Beach cafe plans submitted

7 April 2020 - 4:46pm
A NEW beach cafe for Silecroft has moved a step nearer with the submission of an application to National Park planners. The application, to build a...

Appeal to private landlords

6 April 2020 - 3:29pm
COPELAND Council is appealing to private landlords with available accommodation in Copeland. The Council is asking any landlords with available...

Almost £7 million cash grants awarded

6 April 2020 - 11:03am
COPELAND Council has awarded almost £7 million in cash grants to 550 businesses in Copeland. A total of £6,955,000 in Government grants has been...

Easter weekend arrangements

6 April 2020 - 10:11am
COPELAND Council is informing residents of its Bank Holiday weekend arrangements. Household recycling and waste collections scheduled on April 10 (...

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