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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...

Business boost for Copeland

18 July 2019 - 12:38pm
A TOTAL of 129 businesses were opened or relaunched in Copeland during the last year, new figures reveal. Copeland Council has reported the figure...

Council supports people with Facilities Grants

15 July 2019 - 4:26pm
COPELAND Council has supported almost 150 residents to live safely and independently in their own homes during the last year, new figures reveal. The...

Boost for Whitehaven transformation plans

10 July 2019 - 9:57am
AN AMBITIOUS vision to transform Whitehaven in a multi-million-pound scheme has taken a major step forward. Copeland Borough Council has been...

Vandals force extended play area closure

4 July 2019 - 9:38am
VANDALS have forced a play area in Hensingham, Whitehaven to remain closed to the public. Copeland Council was forced to close Rosebank play area in...

Mayor's statement on maternity decision

3 July 2019 - 3:47pm
Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland, has made the following statement on today's decision to retain consultant-led maternity at the West Cumberland...

£100,000 face lift for Whitehaven building

3 July 2019 - 3:45pm
UNION Hall, one of Whitehaven’s most prominent buildings, has completed a remarkable £100,000 transformation. Building owner, Donald Dixon has...

Council celebrates in Love Parks Week

2 July 2019 - 4:34pm
COPELAND Council is to celebrate Love Parks week with a host of events in Castle Park, Whitehaven.  Love Parks Week runs from Friday July 12 until...

Deer found in recycling bank

2 July 2019 - 2:35pm
COPELAND Council is urging people to use recycling sites responsibly after a decaying deer carcass was found in a cardboard bank. The dead animal –...

Copeland benefits from £900k pollinator project

2 July 2019 - 2:30pm
COPELAND Council is set to receive £60,000 over the next three years to help to join the fight in protecting and reintroducing pollinators in West...

Crisis training for Council staff

2 July 2019 - 2:29pm
COPELAND Council staff are trained to offer Mental Health First Aid to people in crisis. Staff from a range of teams across the council are equipped...

Copeland Council begins annual electoral canvass

1 July 2019 - 5:10pm
COPELAND'S annual electoral canvass begins this week, and residents are being urged not to lose their right to vote.   The annual event asks people...

Copeland Council helps to tackle child poverty

28 June 2019 - 11:19am
COPELAND Council has introduced a children’s charter to help tackle child poverty in the area. Copeland is to be the first borough in the county to...

Council brings empty homes back into use

27 June 2019 - 2:39pm
NINETY-TWO long-term empty homes have been brought back into use thanks to the work of Copeland Council since September of last year – more than...

We join the fight to tackle antisocial behaviour

26 June 2019 - 3:02pm
COPELAND Borough Council has issued two Public Space Protection Orders in an effort to tackle anti-social behaviour in the borough. The orders give...

Council pledges support for armed services

26 June 2019 - 2:34pm
COPELAND Council has pledged its commitment to a culture of mutual support between the community and the armed forces. Ahead of Saturday’s Armed...

Community revitalises Mirehouse Community Centre

26 June 2019 - 10:41am
MAYFIELD School students joined local organisations to give Mirehouse Community Centre a revamp on Monday (June 24). The students spent time painting...

Council's Housing team helps prevent homelessness

20 June 2019 - 2:44pm
COPELAND Council’s Housing team prevented 143 households from becoming homeless in the last year, new figures reveal. More than 500 people sought...

Council to support private landlords in Copeland

20 June 2019 - 12:40pm
COPELAND Council is offering a wealth of information and guidance to private landlords who have properties in the borough. A dedicated Private...

Council helps 50 stray dogs

20 June 2019 - 9:46am
COPELAND Council has taken in 50 stray dogs from the borough’s streets over a period of 12 months (April 18 to March 19). The Council’s Enforcement...

Senior planner praises Copeland

17 June 2019 - 4:22pm
THE UK’s most senior town planner has praised Whitehaven’s “superb heritage and great ambition” during a visit to town. Ian Tant, President of the...

Council launches polling station consultation

17 June 2019 - 2:15pm
COPELAND Council is inviting the public to comment on the polling arrangements it uses for elections. The council is carrying out its five-yearly...

Statement on plastic recycling

13 June 2019 - 12:36pm
Copeland Council has issued the following statement on plastic recycling: “Following footage of the irresponsible disposal of plastic recycling that...

Council creates two tourism jobs

7 June 2019 - 9:31am
COPELAND Council is driving forward its tourism agenda with the recruitment of two members of staff dedicated to attracting more visitors to the...

£650k cash injection for borough’s buildings

6 June 2019 - 2:19pm
MORE than £650k has been invested in improving the appearance of commercial premises across the borough. Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland, launched...

Council issues 'don't feed the seagulls' plea

6 June 2019 - 11:35am
THE seagull nesting season is still underway and Copeland residents are being urged not to feed the birds. Nesting gulls can be particularly...

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