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Busy year for council's enforcement team

26 May 2017 - 3:44pm
ENFORCEMENT officers at Copeland Council dealt with 900 call-outs over the past 12 months, new figures reveal. Of the total incidents that were...

Council highlights penalties for building offences

26 May 2017 - 3:21pm
COPELAND Council has highlighted to builders that they can face a large fine if they fail to comply with its regulations. The council has spoken out...

Council staff to the rescue

22 May 2017 - 9:36am
COPELAND Council's waste staff have been extra-busy being good Samaritans recently. In just one week, they went above and beyond the call of duty,...

Town trail for budding mini historians

19 May 2017 - 12:03pm
BRINGING Whitehaven’s rich history to life were a group of local schoolchildren who enjoyed a trail through town yesterday (Thursday, May 18). The...

Fly-tippers blight rural road

19 May 2017 - 9:33am
FLY-TIPPERS have dumped a large amount of cables and wiring on a rural Copeland road. The cables were left on the roadside between Pica and Asby over...

Lottery boss visits Whitehaven

17 May 2017 - 1:17pm
THE BEACON Museum was delighted to welcome Nathan Lee, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund North West on Friday (12 May). Mr Lee and his colleague Maya...

All change for disabled swimmers

16 May 2017 - 3:36pm
A BRAND new disabled changing area was opened to the public today at the Copeland Pool and Fitness Centre. Mayor Mike Starkie cut the ribbon at the...

Local dinner lady sets out her stall

12 May 2017 - 11:09am
BUDDING baker and ex dinner lady Mandy Robinson has embarked on a new venture selling her home bakes at her local markets. Mandy is enjoying her...

The Beacon shortlisted for prestigious award

11 May 2017 - 3:23pm
THE Beacon museum has been shortlisted for a prestigious tourism award. The Whitehaven harbourside attraction has been shortlisted in the 'Visitor...

Copeland Council elects new chairman

10 May 2017 - 1:02pm
  COPELAND Council has appointed Alistair Norwood as its new chairman for 2017/18. Councillor Norwood said he was “humbled” to take up the post,...

Former mayor Ossy Coyles memory will be honoured

10 May 2017 - 11:50am
  A RESPECTED and loved former mayor of Copeland will be honoured by the renaming of a council chamber in his memory.   Oswald Coyles – known as Ossy...

Gary McKee to be awarded Freedom of Copeland

10 May 2017 - 11:17am
MARATHON man Gary McKee is to be awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Copeland. Mr McKee, who has raised over £300,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support...

Copeland tackles obesity

10 May 2017 - 10:45am
COPELAND Council has pledged to play its part in tackling obesity. The authority has signed up to the Cumbria-wide Healthy Weight Declaration,...

Disabled facilities transformed in Copeland

9 May 2017 - 9:53am
A state-of-the-art disabled changing area will be unveiled next week at the Copeland Pool and Fitness Centre. The facility - funded by Copeland...

Free market stalls for new traders

8 May 2017 - 1:29pm
AN EXCITING opportunity has arisen for budding stallholders to have a go at selling products at their local market - for free. To celebrate the...

Mayor issues statement on Moorside power station

3 May 2017 - 4:15pm
  Copeland's mayor Mike Starkie has issued the following statement on the news that plans for the Moorside nuclear power station in West Cumbria are...

Oswald Coyles memory could be honoured

3 May 2017 - 1:08pm
A RESPECTED former mayor of Copeland could be honoured by the renaming of a council chamber in his memory. Oswald Coyles – known as Ossy – twice held...

£25,000 awarded to employment support project

3 May 2017 - 11:28am
A FIVE-FIGURE cash boost will enhance the employment prospects of Copeland residents. Copeland Council has donated £25,000 to The Phoenix Enterprise...

Creating Careers in Cumbria Programme

28 April 2017 - 3:33pm
ELEVEN local unemployed residents have celebrated their graduation today (Friday) from the Creating Careers in Cumbria programme. Morgan Sindall and...

Date for Copeland Council's Annual General Meeting

25 April 2017 - 2:30pm
RESIDENTS are invited to attend Copeland Borough Council's Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 9 at 2pm in Egremont Market Hall. Members of the press are...

New woman at the helm of Whitehaven Market

20 April 2017 - 10:01am
THE new woman at the helm of Whitehaven Market is relishing the chance to bring "an injection of life" into the historic attraction. April Garner...

Scheme launched to help save residents money

10 April 2017 - 3:53pm
A FREE scheme to help residents save money on their energy bills has been launched by Copeland Council. The Copeland Big Switch returns following a...

Success for planning team

7 April 2017 - 4:35pm
  THE planning team at Copeland Council is celebrating a remarkable turnaround in its fortunes over the last 12 months. The team has surpassed a...

Council reaffirms green commitment

22 March 2017 - 2:55pm
COPELAND Council has reaffirmed its commitment to a cleaner, greener environment. At yesterday's full council meeting, Copeland's members endorsed...

Copeland Hosts National Nuclear Conference

14 March 2017 - 3:43pm
Copeland Borough Council is proud to announce it will be hosting this year's New Nuclear Local Authorities Group Conference. The Conference is being...

Apprentice boost for local firms

13 March 2017 - 11:57am
A GROWING Copeland business has been able to take on two apprentices through the Copeland Work & Skills Partnership. Horse and Husky, a Bootle...

Town centre health check

28 February 2017 - 10:34am
COPELAND Council is undertaking a large scale study to gauge the economic health of its town centres – and businesses and the public are asked to get...

Farewell to Festive Fats

13 December 2016 - 1:45pm
Copeland Council is urging people to help protect our seawaters during this festive season. The council is supporting the #Binit4Beaches campaign,...

Copeland Council arrangements for festive season

13 December 2016 - 12:11pm
Copeland Council is putting out some useful information about its services over the festive period.   The council’s opening hours are as follows:  ...

Copeland's Big Switch

6 December 2016 - 4:30pm
WITH PICCOPELAND Council is launching a scheme to help residents save money on their energy bills. And the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and portfolio holder...

Better chances for Copeland children

28 November 2016 - 10:32am
Tuesday November 22 2016. For immediate release   PARTNERS have come together to create better lives for families in Copeland. Copeland Council is...

Helping hand for Copeland job seekers

28 November 2016 - 10:29am
Tuesday November 22 2016. For immediate release UNEMPLOYED Copeland residents could step confidently towards work through a new scheme. The Copeland...

Copeland's beaches make the grade

16 November 2016 - 9:20am
COPELAND'S four bathing beaches - managed by Copeland Borough Council - are all clean and two have excellent water cleanliness. St Bees and...

Pupils take a seat for history lesson

19 October 2016 - 4:34pm
Wednesday October 19 2016. For immediate releaseSCHOOLCHILDREN are to have their poetry inscribed on benches in Whitehaven. As part of the Whitehaven...

More skills for Copeland

11 October 2016 - 2:44pm
Skills and learning organisations in West Cumbria will soon have more staff qualified to give the best advice and guidance to their clients. The new...

Egremont ward changes - give your view

11 October 2016 - 11:19am
COPELAND Council is asking Egremont people for their views on a proposed change to electoral ward boundaries. The Community Governance Review...

Parks team among the best

12 July 2016 - 4:01pm
COPELAND Council's parks team has reached the finals of a prestigious awards programme. The staff were shortlisted by the Association of Public...

Finance Update 29 June 2016

1 July 2016 - 10:40am
Finance Update 29 June 2016 We would like to keep you updated on changes to the Council’s finances caused by a combination of the national Business...

Copeland focuses on work and skills

21 June 2016 - 2:54pm
COPELAND Council is spearheading a series of projects aimed at boosting the borough's job prospects. Supported through Copeland Work and Skills...

Mayor calls public meetings after NuGen letters

31 March 2016 - 3:58pm
  Following concerns from residents, Copeland Mayor Mike Starkie has called two public meetings to discuss developments linked to the planned...

NuGen statement on community letters,

24 March 2016 - 10:34am
In response to concerns raised by members of the community, NuGen wishes to take the opportunity to apologise for any confusion or concern caused by...

New Market Hall office celebrated in sculpture

29 February 2016 - 10:59am
Copeland Council will officially open its new offices in Whitehaven Market Hall today, Monday, February 29, 2016. To mark the opening, Vulture Club a...

Copeland waste service tops table

10 February 2016 - 10:38am
Copeland Council has scored top marks for its great value waste collection services. The authority came first among 35 other authorities for the cost...

Mayor joins police for fact finding night patrol

19 January 2016 - 4:55pm
Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie delivered on a promise to take to the beat with local police, to see for himself the issues facing people living and...

Cemeteries prepare for spring

19 January 2016 - 2:56pm
Cemeteries in Copeland are due for their regular maintenance to prepare the grounds for spring. The work will take place from February 15 but there...

Parks team excellence

13 January 2016 - 4:14pm
  Copeland Council has been ranked top in the UK for the value-for-money way it looks after its open spaces. The council’s parks and open spaces...

Cardboard recycling banks re-open

22 December 2015 - 11:49am
Copeland Council now has its card recycling banks back in action. The banks had been taken away after large-scale and repeated contamination had...

Copeland's Christmas arrangements

8 December 2015 - 4:07pm
Copeland Council is putting out useful festive information to make sure the Christmas holidays go smoothly. Information including bin collections,...

Have your say on Copeland's budget

8 December 2015 - 3:56pm
Copeland Borough Council is calling on people to offer their views on the draft corporate plan and budget strategy. Every year the council has to...

Flytippers force card recycling suspension

11 November 2015 - 11:32am
Cardboard collection at all of Copeland’s recycling sites has been suspended after recycling banks were heavily contaminated with non-cardboard items...

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