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Green change for garden bins

23 June 2021 - 1:41pm
COPELAND residents awaiting a new garden waste bin will notice a difference when it is delivered – new bins will now be green instead of brown....

Council seeks passionate individuals to support vulnerable community members

22 June 2021 - 1:10pm
COPELAND Council is looking for three passionate individuals to help some of its most vulnerable members of the community. The Council’s Social...

Funding bid submitted for Cleator Moor innovation project

22 June 2021 - 9:34am
Copeland Council has submitted a Levelling Up Fund bid for a Cleator Moor Innovation Quarter (CMIQ), which will act as the campus for the Industrial...
Nick Hayhurst, Copeland Council's Planning and Place Manager, and Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland

Copeland's Planners among UK's best

21 June 2021 - 2:24pm
COPELAND Council has one of the highest planning application approval rates in the country – and credits its free pre-application advice service for...

Council plans improvements to fathers' memorial area

18 June 2021 - 2:54pm
COPELAND Council is improving a green area created to commemorate fathers. As Fathers’ Day approaches, Covid-19 restrictions mean the council is...

Green fingered residents are invited to help improve Copeland’s green spaces

15 June 2021 - 2:14pm
COPELAND Council is appealing for volunteers to help make improvements to some of its nearly 100,000 square miles of open spaces. The Council is...
The Loved by Lucas stall

Success for first Young Entrepreneurs Market

15 June 2021 - 11:25am
COPELAND’S first Young Entrepreneurs Market has been hailed a resounding success – and plans are under way for a second event. The market was held on...

People's Panel on Climate Change launched

15 June 2021 - 9:52am
A NEW residents’ panel on climate change is being created to help shape Copeland’s response to the environmental crisis. Copeland Borough Council is...

Businesses urged not to miss out on payments of up to £18,000

14 June 2021 - 2:56pm
COPELAND Council is urging eligible businesses to come forward if they have not yet claimed their Restart Grant, before June 30. Grants of up to £18,...

Time running out to respond to shopfront consultation

14 June 2021 - 2:02pm
TIME is running out for Copeland’s residents and businesses to have their say on the borough’s shopfronts. Copeland Borough Council is in the process...

Copeland team keeps beaches ship shape

9 June 2021 - 9:12am
COPELAND'S seasonal beach cleaners are back in action as the weather warms up. Each year Copeland Borough Council employs two officers specifically...

Copeland jobseekers explore gaming industry

8 June 2021 - 3:25pm
UNEMPLOYED Copeland residents have been exploring the video games industry, and how to make a career in it. The Copeland Work and Skills Partnership...
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Young Entrepreneurs Market set to launch

8 June 2021 - 2:20pm
MORE than a dozen young entrepreneurs will be setting out their stall at Copeland’s first youth market on Saturday. King Street in Whitehaven will...
Kayleigh Daniels, Mike Starkie and Trudy Harrison

Multi-million-pound funding deal for Cleator Moor

7 June 2021 - 10:37pm
THE community of Cleator Moor is celebrating being offered multi-million-pound funding for the town. The Cleator Moor Town Deal Board, with the...

Council seeks new recruits to support victims of domestic abuse

1 June 2021 - 3:14pm
COPELAND Council is currently recruiting two full-time officers as part of its life-saving domestic abuse support service. The Council introduced its...

Copeland Council bank holiday arrangements

26 May 2021 - 11:32am
COPELAND Council has made the following arrangements for the coming bank holiday on Monday, May 31. All household waste, recycling and garden waste...
Councillor Jeanette Forster, Chair of Copeland Council

Jeanette Forster elected new Chair of council

25 May 2021 - 3:55pm
COUNCILLOR Jeanette Forster has been elected as Copeland Council’s Chair for 2021/22. Councillor Forster, who represents the Sneckyeat ward, was...
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Dedication and commitment of council staff highlighted

25 May 2021 - 3:03pm
THE dedication and commitment of Copeland Borough Council’s workforce has been praised at its Annual General Meeting. Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland...

Cumbria Residents Week in Copeland

24 May 2021 - 10:56am
TOURISM businesses in Copeland are being encouraged to sign up to an initiative promoting the county’s fantastic visitor attractions to local...

New app allows easier parking payments

19 May 2021 - 4:41pm
COPELAND Borough Council has introduced an app to allow people to pay for their parking by phone. The MiPermit system is available in all the council...
Margaret Woodburn

Tributes paid to Margaret Woodburn: former Mayor, Councillor and community champion

19 May 2021 - 7:11am
TRIBUTES have been paid to Margaret Woodburn – a champion of the Egremont community – who has died aged 86. Margaret was a Copeland Borough...
•	Pictured at the William Morris Avenue site are, from left to right, Karen Jones (Managing Director of Home to Work), Adam Phillips (Community Officer for Home to Work), Hugh Branney (Copeland Borough Councillor) and Mike Starkie (Mayor of Copeland).

Residents invited to take part in community garden project

18 May 2021 - 4:04pm
CLEATOR Moor residents are being invited to take part in a project to create a vibrant community space in the town. Copeland Borough Council and Home...
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Council returns to in-person committee meetings

17 May 2021 - 2:25pm
Due to the easing of Covid restrictions, and the Government’s decision to not extend the relevant legislation, Copeland Council has resumed in-person...
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Young Entrepreneurs Market to launch

13 May 2021 - 2:01pm
COPELAND Council is launching a new Young Entrepreneurs Market in Whitehaven next month – and is inviting young traders to take up a free stall. The...
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Deadline approaching in 'Call for Sites' process

11 May 2021 - 12:08pm
COPELAND Council's 'Call for Sites' process to invite landowners to nominate potential locations for Gypsy and traveller sites in the borough is...

Chance to have your say on Copeland's shopfronts

10 May 2021 - 12:24pm
A NEW public consultation has been launched into a document that will help improve the quality of shopfronts within Copeland’s towns and villages....

Improved paths open up Copeland's coast

7 May 2021 - 11:25am
THE PATH along Copeland's coast is being brought back to life to welcome visitors and locals back to this 'hidden gem' of a coastline. Copeland...
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Residents urged to register for discount housing

7 May 2021 - 10:56am
COPELAND residents interested in purchasing a discounted home in the borough are invited to register their interest. Under its Discounted Sale scheme...
Joseph Ghayouba

Joseph Ghayouba elected to Copeland Council

7 May 2021 - 12:47am
Joseph Ghayouba has been elected to represent the Whitehaven Central ward on Copeland Borough Council.  The votes cast for each candidate in the by-...
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Residents urged to get ready to vote

4 May 2021 - 9:25am
WITH only two days remaining until voters in Copeland go to the polls on May 6, Copeland Borough Council is urging voters to get ready to vote....

Copeland Council bank holiday arrangements

27 April 2021 - 10:04am
COPELAND Council has the made the following arrangements for the coming bank holiday on Monday, May 3. All household waste, recycling and garden...

Tributes to HRH, The Duke of Edinburgh

9 April 2021 - 5:05pm
Copeland is paying tribute to His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, who died on Friday morning, aged 99. The flag at the Copeland...
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Work starts on sports pitch upgrade

9 April 2021 - 11:32am
WORK has started on a major upgrade of the sports pitch at Cleator Moor Activity Centre. A new 3G pitch is being installed at the centre, in...

Training gives unemployed a head start

7 April 2021 - 4:28pm
UNEMPLOYED Copeland residents are being offered training to give them a head start in the hospitality and tourism sector. The Copeland Work and...
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Copeland residents urged to shop local

7 April 2021 - 12:19pm
COPELAND Council is encouraging residents to ‘shop local’ when non-essential businesses reopen next week. The council launched its Shop Local: Keep...

Organisations join forces to revitalise Whitehaven Harbourside

1 April 2021 - 4:40pm
COPELAND Council has partnered with Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners to revitalise the picturesque harbourside. The new approach will see the Council...

Whitehaven parking restrictions to be relaxed for delivery vehicles

1 April 2021 - 3:59pm
WHITEHAVEN town centre businesses can now access a free permit to assist with loading and unloading stock outside their premises. Cumbria County...

Grant helps residents get back on track

30 March 2021 - 2:53pm
COPELAND Council has extended funding to a credit union to help those in need get back on an even keel. The council has a long-standing funding...

Copeland Council bank holiday arrangements

30 March 2021 - 1:32pm
COPELAND Council has the made the following arrangements for the coming bank holidays (Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5). All household waste,...
The e-scooter hub at Lowther Street, Whitehaven

Innovative e-scooter trial launched in Whitehaven

29 March 2021 - 3:50pm
AN innovative e-scooter trial has been launched in Copeland – and members of the public can now take part. E-scooters are available for hire from...

New app celebrates Millom and Nicholson

29 March 2021 - 12:02pm
A NEW walking app inspired by the work of a Millom poet could bring culture-hungry visitors to the 'hidden gem' of a town. The Norman Nicholson...

Restart grants for Copeland businesses

26 March 2021 - 11:41am
BUSINESSES in Copeland will receive one-off payments of up to £18,000 to reopen safely as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Grants of up to £18,000...

Volunteers step forward for vaccine drive

24 March 2021 - 11:10am
VOLUNTEERS have signed up to support a Whitehaven pharmacy roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines. Seacliffe Pharmacy, Kells, began offering vaccinations on...
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Polling cards on their way to Copeland residents

23 March 2021 - 2:09pm
COPELAND residents will be sent their polling cards next week ahead of elections in May. Residents will go to the polls to elect a Police and Crime...
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Copeland launches its vision for 2040

23 March 2021 - 1:05pm
A NEW Vision has been launched that sets out Copeland’s aspirations and objectives over the next 20 years. Copeland Vision 2040 – produced by...

Play area transformation begins

23 March 2021 - 9:03am
A PLAY area in Cleator Moor is about to be transformed into an activity hub for all ages and abilities. The new attraction will have zones for...

Copeland's coastal challenge launched

22 March 2021 - 2:46pm
AN INNOVATIVE coastal running challenge in Copeland will now go ahead virtually. The brand new Run the Edge event – part of Copeland Council’s...

Support for socially isolated Copeland residents

19 March 2021 - 11:38am
NEW support is available to residents who have suffered from loneliness and isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic. Two hundred Copeland residents of...

Copeland helps business meet motorhome demand

17 March 2021 - 2:46pm
COPELAND Council is hoping to help manage an anticipated influx of motorhome holiday makers this summer. The council is encouraging suitable...

Residents explore a self-employed future

17 March 2021 - 9:48am
UNEMPLOYED Copeland residents are being encouraged to consider self employment as a career option. The Copeland Work and Skills Partnership has...