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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 (...

Council awards £3 million grants

1 April 2020 - 12:58pm
MORE than £3 million has been awarded to businesses in Copeland affected by the current Coronavirus pandemic. Copeland Council has so far awarded 245...

Council offices now closed to the public

20 March 2020 - 4:33pm
COPELAND Council’s offices in Whitehaven and Millom will close to the public from Monday, March 23. The council’s staff will instead be contactable...

The Beacon Museum closes due to Covid-19

20 March 2020 - 4:23pm
THE Beacon Museum and Portal are now closed until further notice. The team has taken the regrettable decision in response to the Covid-19 pandemic...

Garden waste collections suspended

17 March 2020 - 2:05pm
Copeland residents are being reminded that, as part of the council’s resilience planning around coronavirus, garden waste collections are suspended...

Council takes steps to delay coronavirus spread

13 March 2020 - 4:26pm
COPELAND Council has introduced a series of measures to help delay the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus). The council’s precautionary measures take...

Crematorium to host Mother's Day event - CANCELLED

9 March 2020 - 2:09pm
A SPECIAL memorial service is being held at Distington Hall Crematorium next week to mark Mother’s Day. The event on Wednesday, March 18 will involve...

Waste dumped near Household Waste Recycling Centre

5 March 2020 - 2:56pm
WASTE has been dumped less than 2.5 miles away from a Household Waste Recycling Centre. Items including household waste, wood and metal were fly-...

First catering contract for Castle Park

3 March 2020 - 3:17pm
A BUSY Cumbrian park is hoping to add food to its attractions this spring. Castle Park in Whitehaven town centre is a popular area for families and...

Millom community asked for conservation views

3 March 2020 - 2:17pm
MEMBERS of the Millom community are being asked for their views on the town’s conservation area. Copeland Council has launched a four-week...

Polling cards issued for Whitehaven by-election

2 March 2020 - 4:42pm
POLLING cards will be delivered this week to Whitehaven residents ahead of a by-election later this month. Copeland Council is holding a by-election...

Garden waste collections restart for spring

2 March 2020 - 4:09pm
GARDEN waste collections are about to restart in Copeland. The seasonal service begins again on Monday, March 16, after its annual winter suspension...

Conference showcases range of support available

2 March 2020 - 3:38pm
THE range of support available for Copeland’s residents has been highlighted at the borough’s first Social Inclusion Conference. Copeland Council...

Permanent cafe for Silecroft moves nearer

25 February 2020 - 8:43am
COPELAND Council has revealed how a new beach cafe at Silecroft could look. The planned new cafe is part of the Connecting Cumbria's Hidden Coast...

Dog breeders urged to check licence requirements

18 February 2020 - 1:43pm
DOG breeders in Copeland are being urged to check they have a valid licence. Copeland Council is advising that anyone breeding three or more litters...

Council to host Social Inclusion Conference

13 February 2020 - 11:21am
COPELAND Borough Council will host the first Social Inclusion Conference this month to highlight the wide range of support that is available for...

Council agrees its budget

10 February 2020 - 5:18pm
COPELAND Council has agreed its budget for 2020/21. Councillors voted today (Monday) to accept the budget proposed by Mayor Mike Starkie. Mr...

Start a new career in 2020

5 February 2020 - 2:33pm
TRAINING and the chance of an exciting new career are on offer through the Copeland Work and Skills Partnership. The partnership, led by Copeland...

Performing arts boost for unemployed residents

30 January 2020 - 11:31am
UNEMPLOYED Copeland residents have used performing arts to boost their confidence and job prospects. Fourteen residents took part in a series of fun...

Council staff help each other to health

29 January 2020 - 10:09am
COPELAND Council is striving for a happy, healthy workforce by appointing eight Health Advocates. The volunteer members of staff are from across the...

Council sets out homeless support plans

29 January 2020 - 10:09am
COPELAND Council has launched its homelessness and rough sleeping strategy setting out how it supports some of its most vulnerable residents. The...

Council committed to Millom office

24 January 2020 - 10:11am
COPELAND Council has reaffirmed its commitment to its customer services office in Millom. The council’s current Customer Services Centre is...

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