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Help for the homeless over the festive period

13 December 2019 - 2:04pm
COPELAND residents who are at risk of becoming homeless over the Christmas period are urged to contact Copeland Council. Early intervention is key...

Christmas arrangements

11 December 2019 - 8:51am
COPELAND Borough Council offices (including Market Hall and Millom) will be closed from 1pm on Tuesday, December 24. Its offices will also close at 3...

New roles to boost health through community

10 December 2019 - 4:15pm
COPELAND Council has created two new roles to help community groups grow and improve people's health and wellbeing.  The officers will work with...

Copeland ready for a recycling Christmas

9 December 2019 - 1:25pm
Copeland is ready to recycle this festive season! This Christmas is the second since the council launched its new recycling service and it’s hoped...

Businesses 'raise the bar' at prestigious awards

5 December 2019 - 3:10pm
LICENSED premises across Cumbria have ‘raised the bar’ at a prestigious awards ceremony. Representatives from 17 organisations in the Best Bar None...

Have your say on budget plans

4 December 2019 - 10:46am
COPELAND Council has launched a consultation into next year’s budget – and wants to hear the public’s views. The council is prioritising the...

Safety checks under way at Copeland's cemeteries

3 December 2019 - 4:53pm
A ROLLING programme of inspection and maintenance of Copeland’s burial grounds and cemeteries is under way. Copeland Council staff are inspecting...

Paul celebrates 40 years at council

28 November 2019 - 2:36pm
A POPULAR member of the Copeland Council team is celebrating 40 years with the organisation. Paul Chiesa, 58, started with the council in November...

Copeland coast boasts safe, clean waters

26 November 2019 - 10:01am
COPELAND’S four managed beaches have once again been recognised for their clean, safe swimming water. In DEFRA's annual figures, Silecroft and St...

Copeland launches Local Plan consultation

25 November 2019 - 9:14am
COPELAND residents have the chance to help shape the future of the borough as part of a newly-launched consultation. Members of the public are...

Crematorium to hold Christmas memorial service

13 November 2019 - 3:27pm
A SPECIAL memorial service offering people the chance to remember their loved ones will take place this Christmas. Distington Hall Crematorium will...

Copeland residents to receive polling cards

13 November 2019 - 11:17am
COPELAND’S residents will receive their polling cards this week ahead of next month’s General Election. Residents will go to the polls on Thursday,...

Free parking for Christmas event

13 November 2019 - 9:47am
COPELAND Borough Council and Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners are supporting Sunday's Christmas lights switch-on event in Whitehaven by offering free...

Anti-social behaviour warnings

8 November 2019 - 2:31pm
COPELAND Council’s enforcement team has issued 36 warnings for anti-social behaviour in Whitehaven. The Council introduced Public Space Protection...

Students complete prestigious qualification

7 November 2019 - 2:14pm
A GROUP of dedicated young people have taken strides towards reaching their full potential with the completion of a prestigious qualification.  Nine...

Service to continue thanks to £170,000 funding

1 November 2019 - 2:55pm
A VITAL service to support victims of domestic abuse in Copeland will continue thanks to a £170,000 funding pledge. Sellafield Ltd and Copeland...

Copeland Council - a great place to work

31 October 2019 - 11:18am
Copeland Council is a great place to work, according to its employees. More than 90 per cent of employees who took part in an annual staff survey...

St Bees School opens two new schools in China

29 October 2019 - 1:16pm
A UNIQUE educational partnership between West Cumbria and China has been strengthened with the opening of two new schools. The historic St Bees...

Events to be held to mark Remembrance Sunday

29 October 2019 - 10:41am
EVENTS will take place around Copeland to mark Remembrance Sunday (November 10). Whitehaven From 10am, the parade will assemble outside Copeland...

Building control team awarded quality mark

28 October 2019 - 1:54pm
Copeland Borough Council’s building control team have been awarded an internationally recognised quality mark. The team have received ISO 9001:2015...

Copeland staff help pupils with challenge

28 October 2019 - 10:34am
COPELAND Council staff are supporting school pupils in a science and technology challenge. The FIRST LEGO League competition asks groups of children...

Council supports new service for over-55s

22 October 2019 - 10:59am
COPELAND Council is supporting a new service for the over-55s. The Copeland Age and Advice Service (CAAS) is a Community Interest Company set up to...

Garden waste collections reach end of season

21 October 2019 - 2:29pm
IT'S TIME for a last garden tidy - Copeland Council's green waste collection service concludes for the year on Friday November 15. The collections...

Council to reduce number of small recycling sites

14 October 2019 - 9:26am
FOLLOWING a successful shift in the way residents recycle, Copeland Council will reduce the number of small recycling sites it operates by the end of...

Mayor quizzes supermarkets on policies

11 October 2019 - 3:38pm
COPELAND’S Mayor has written to the borough's supermarkets to seek assurances over their environmental commitments. Mike Starkie has sent letters to...

Winter blooms to support pollinators in Copeland

9 October 2019 - 12:20pm
MORE than 45,000 bulbs were planted in Whitehaven last week to support pollination across West Cumbria. A team of Copeland Council staff and...

Council scoops prestigious national award

7 October 2019 - 4:50pm
COPELAND Borough Council is celebrating winning a prestigious national award. The council’s Recycle for Copeland campaign was named Communications...

Council's Recycle Week a resounding success

1 October 2019 - 12:06pm
NATIONAL Recycle Week was a resounding success for Copeland Borough Council, which went out into the community to share the recycling message. It was...

Apprentice subsidy available for Copeland firms

30 September 2019 - 4:44pm
BUSINESSES in Copeland can now take advantage of a new subsidy to encourage apprentice employment. Small-sized employers across the borough can...

Copeland and Allerdale sign MoU

27 September 2019 - 11:01am
COPELAND Borough Council and Allerdale Borough Council are proposing to establish joint working and collaborative arrangements for the communities...

Katie to lead Copeland’s tourism agenda

26 September 2019 - 11:03am
MAKING Copeland “the place to be” for visitors is the aim of Copeland Council’s newly-appointed Tourism Sector Development Officer. Katie Read, who...

Copeland is buzzing about new wildlife project

25 September 2019 - 2:36pm
WORK will begin on an exciting project to protect and reintroduce pollinators in Copeland this week. Volunteers are urged to take part in bulb...

Whitehaven pubs sign up to Best Bar None

25 September 2019 - 12:03pm
SEVEN licensed premises in Whitehaven have applied for a prestigious national accreditation. The premises have signed up to be part of Best Bar None...

Crematorium to hold Awareness Week service

24 September 2019 - 3:28pm
A SPECIAL event is being held at Distington Hall Crematorium to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week. The event, on Tuesday, October 15 (7pm to 8pm), will...

Council launches town centre survey

24 September 2019 - 9:04am
COPELAND Council has launched a survey to gauge views on Whitehaven town centre. The survey has been produced to help inform the council’s bid to...

Support available to empty homes' owners

23 September 2019 - 9:38am
COPELAND Council is urging owners of empty homes to access its support to help bring their property back into use. The council is using Empty Homes...

Copeland Council launches Commercial Strategy

18 September 2019 - 9:47am
COPELAND Council has launched its new Commercial Strategy – and is currently recruiting a new senior officer to help lead its delivery. Councillors...

Copeland lights up skyline for Recycle Week

17 September 2019 - 2:52pm
COPELAND Council will celebrate National Recycle Week in style, with several events and initiatives. The week runs from September 23-29 and is aimed...

Businesses offered workforce subsidy

12 September 2019 - 1:21pm
A NEW subsidy is being made available to businesses in Copeland to help develop their workforce. Small-sized employers in the borough can now access...

Whitehaven parade to mark VJ Day

3 September 2019 - 11:26am
RESIDENTS are invited to get involved with an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day in Whitehaven next year. Councillor Allan Forster...

Copeland council sets out ambitions for the future

30 August 2019 - 3:16pm
COPELAND Council launched its housing strategy today (Friday) setting out its ambitions for the future. The pillar document highlights the priorities...

Returning Household Enquiry Forms

7 August 2019 - 3:37pm
COPELAND Council is urging residents to return their Household Enquiry Forms. Every property in Copeland is sent the form and residents have a legal...

Mayor visits new specialist security firm

2 August 2019 - 2:35pm
TWO former soldiers have launched a specialist security and training firm in Whitehaven. Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland, visited Lee Molyneaux,...

Crematorium revamp plans approved

24 July 2019 - 3:02pm
PLANS for a major improvement scheme at Distington Hall Crematorium have been given the go-ahead. Copeland Council’s Planning Panel today (Wednesday...

Copeland pushes for more community-led housing

24 July 2019 - 11:08am
COPELAND Council is partnering in an exciting new Cumbria and Lancaster Community Led Housing Hub. The hub encourages communities to combat housing...

Copeland’s green spaces celebrated

24 July 2019 - 10:38am
COPELAND Council celebrated Love Parks Week (July 12 – 21) with a host of activities enjoyed by residents, councillors and employees. The council’s...

Eric to lead innovative coastal project

23 July 2019 - 2:54pm
PLANS for an innovative and ambitious coastal challenge route have taken a step forward with the appointment of a project leader.   Eric Barker has...

Householders urged to make waste collection checks

23 July 2019 - 9:57am
HOUSEHOLDERS in Copeland are being urged to ensure that their bulky waste is being disposed of by an appropriately licensed collector. The reminder...

Copeland Mayor urges residents to give blood

19 July 2019 - 3:43pm
Copeland Mayor, Mike Starkie is urging residents to sign up to the blood donor register.  Each year the NHS needs new donors to replace those who can...

Bright future ahead for Copeland students

19 July 2019 - 10:24am
THE FUTURE is bright for Copeland pupils as they graduate from innovative award scheme. In total 110 students from Bookwell School, Egremont, and St...

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