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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...

Council launches new grave care service

7 December 2020 - 4:21pm
COPELAND Borough Council is launching a new service to help residents care for their loved one's graves. The service, which will be offered across...

Festive thank you to recyclers

2 December 2020 - 3:43pm
COPELAND Council is saying a huge thank you to its residents for recycling – and encouraging them to continue through the festive season. Community...

Council issues festive free parking reminder

30 November 2020 - 4:49pm
COPELAND Council is reminding residents and visitors that its car parks are free throughout December. The council has offered free parking in its 10...

Cumbria to move into COVID-19 High Alert status from Wednesday

26 November 2020 - 1:38pm
The Government has today announced that Cumbria will move into Tier 2 of the new COVID-19 restrictions classification system from 00:01 on 2 December...

Council is spurred into 16 days of Action Against Domestic Violence

25 November 2020 - 3:47pm
COPELAND Council is joining businesses across the nation to tackle domestic abuse in the run-up to Christmas.  The UK wide, 16 days of Action Against...
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Deadline approaches in Local Plan consultation

23 November 2020 - 10:33am
THE deadline is approaching for the community to contribute to a key document that will help shape the future of Copeland. Copeland Borough Council...
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Survey launched into local government reorganisation plans

20 November 2020 - 5:14pm
COPELAND Council has launched a survey to ask residents for their views on potential changes to the structure of local government. The council, and...

E-scooters to be trialled in Copeland

20 November 2020 - 12:02pm
E-scooters are to be trialled in Copeland, the Department for Transport has announced. Copeland is one of a number of trial areas chosen to assess...
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Applications now open for additional business grants

18 November 2020 - 11:30am
APPLICATIONS are now open for the Government’s Additional Restrictions Grant in Copeland. Copeland Council is inviting applications to the scheme...
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Millom digital trail gets the go-ahead

17 November 2020 - 4:01pm
A DIGITAL app that will bring to life the places loved by Millom poet Norman Nicholson has been given the go-ahead. The project to create and operate...

Young entrepreneurs invited to join town market

16 November 2020 - 5:11pm
COPELAND Council is inviting young entrepreneurs to get involved with Whitehaven’s relaunched town market. The market has been closed since March due...
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Crematorium to hold virtual Christmas service

16 November 2020 - 9:49am
DISTINGTON Hall Crematorium will be hosting a virtual Christmas memorial service to offer people the chance to remember their loved ones this festive...

Copeland Council launches budget consultation

13 November 2020 - 3:19pm
COPELAND Council has launched a consultation into next year’s budget – and wants the public’s views. The council must save funds in 2021/22, due...

Businesses in Copeland invited to apply for grant

10 November 2020 - 8:36am
APPLICATIONS for the Government’s Local Restrictions Support Grant are now open in Copeland. Copeland Borough Council has launched the scheme which...
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Work set to start on Millom Park upgrade

6 November 2020 - 4:26pm
WORK is set to start on a major upgrade of Millom Play Park. State-of-the-art climbing towers and slides, group swings and spinning equipment will be...
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Copeland GDF Working Group launched

4 November 2020 - 12:12pm
Today in Copeland, a Working Group has been formed to start local engagement on whether Copeland could be a suitable location for a Geological...
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The Beacon Museum and Portal to close temporarily

3 November 2020 - 12:34pm
THE Beacon Museum and Portal in Whitehaven will close their doors on Thursday in line with new Government guidance. The museum will use the four-week...
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Over 130 residents supported by Work & Skills Partnership

3 November 2020 - 11:40am
OVER 130 Copeland residents have been supported into employment and training opportunities over the past year via the Copeland Work & Skills...
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Council brings forward free parking offer

3 November 2020 - 11:09am
COPELAND Council has brought forward plans to offer free parking in the borough. The council had planned to introduce free parking from the start of...

Study into public toilets in Whitehaven to go ahead

30 October 2020 - 1:27pm
A FEASIBILITY study around public toilets in Whitehaven has been given the go ahead. Whitehaven Town Council agreed Mayor, Mike Starkie’s proposal to...
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New health and wellbeing service launched

23 October 2020 - 4:41pm
A NEW service will help Copeland residents improve their health and wellbeing by connecting them with a range of groups, activities and services....
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Recycling bank damaged in deliberate fire

13 October 2020 - 11:10am
A RECYCLING bank in Cleator Moor has been damaged in a deliberate fire. The paper bank, located in the car park of the Co-op and belonging to...

£252,000 awarded to Whitehaven museum

12 October 2020 - 5:00pm
THE BEACON Museum, Whitehaven, has been awarded £252,000 by central Government as part of its £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. The funding has...

Applications open for Test and Trace Support Payments

12 October 2020 - 4:31pm
RESIDENTS in Copeland can now apply online for the new government Test and Trace support scheme. Anyone working, on a low-income and who is required...
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Conservation area consultations to be launched

9 October 2020 - 10:53am
COPELAND residents are set to be asked for their views on five of the borough’s conservation areas. Copeland Council will run five public...
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Taxi course boosts job prospects

5 October 2020 - 2:34pm
FIVE unemployed Copeland residents are now ready for the world of taxi driving, thanks to a course with the Copeland Work and Skills Partnership....

Two-household advice extended to whole county

1 October 2020 - 4:43pm
Following a doubling of the new COVID-19 cases within Cumbria over the last week, new public health advice for the county has now been introduced. By...

112 men, women and children leave abusive homes

1 October 2020 - 9:45am
COPELAND Council has supported 112 men, women and children to leave abusive homes through the current pandemic. Fifty-three women, three men and 56...
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£1m boost for two Copeland towns

25 September 2020 - 1:08pm
A MILLION-POUND package of community projects in Millom and Cleator Moor has received the go-ahead, it has been announced today. Both towns will...
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Copeland launches Local Plan consultation

21 September 2020 - 3:36pm
A NEW public consultation has been launched into a key document that will help shape the future of Copeland. Copeland Borough Council is in the...
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Copeland says big Thank You to recycling residents

21 September 2020 - 9:13am
COPELAND is celebrating Recycle Week, and thanking residents for their outstanding efforts during lockdown. The theme of Recycle Week for 2020 is '...
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Adrenaline plan takes shape

14 September 2020 - 12:21pm
EXPERTS in adrenaline activities are to look into whether Copeland could become a mecca for extreme sports enthusiasts. International sports...
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National Fraud Initiative 2020

14 September 2020 - 11:14am
Copeland Council participates in the Cabinet Office’s National Fraud Initiative: a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection...
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Normal parking charges to resume in Copeland

26 August 2020 - 3:50pm
COPELAND Council continues to move ‘back to normal’ with the reintroduction of parking charges for all customers. The council has been offering free...
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Council sets out bank holiday arrangements

25 August 2020 - 9:31am
COPELAND Council has the made the following arrangements for the coming bank holiday (Monday, August 31). All household waste, recycling and garden...
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Beacon Museum reopens its doors

24 August 2020 - 9:59am
A ‘ROARSOME’ reopening is promised when The Beacon Museum welcomes the public back through its doors this weekend. The Whitehaven harbourside museum...

Motivational masterclasses for Copeland residents

20 August 2020 - 12:26pm
UNEMPLOYED Copeland residents are benefiting from confidence-building masterclasses from ‘The Motivational Queen’. Zoe Bennett, aka The Motivational...

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...