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Council urges tourism sector to get ready

9 March 2021 - 3:04pm
COPELAND Council is encouraging the tourism sector to make sure it is ready for the ‘opening up’ of Britain this summer. The anticipated rise in...

Copeland Council sets its budget

3 March 2021 - 8:49am
COPELAND Council has set its budget for 2021/22. The budget, proposed by Mayor Mike Starkie, was set at a meeting of the Council yesterday (Tuesday...

Garden waste collections return

2 March 2021 - 11:09am
COPELAND Borough Council’s garden waste collections are to restart – and they will be fortnightly once again. The collections are always suspended in...
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Local government reorganisation consultation launched

23 February 2021 - 10:56am
The Government has announced an eight-week consultation into local government reorganisation in Cumbria: The Government is consulting on all four...
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Work to start on Cleator Moor C2C access paths

19 February 2021 - 10:03am
WORK to connect Cleator Moor with two sections of the C2C cycle track will begin next week. Two informal paths used as access points to the track –...

Payments for Copeland residents affected by their child self-isolating

12 February 2021 - 5:49pm
PAYMENTS of £500 are available to Copeland residents financially affected by their child self-isolating – and applications are now open. Copeland...
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Council launches discounted house-buying scheme

10 February 2021 - 9:10am
COPELAND Council is helping residents secure a new home with the launch of a new Discounted Sale scheme. The council is inviting eligible people to...
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Success for wage subsidy scheme

9 February 2021 - 5:03pm
A WAGE subsidy scheme supporting Copeland’s businesses and residents is being hailed a success. Copeland Work and Skills Partnership is...

School children in West Cumbria get help to learn at home

29 January 2021 - 10:57am
MORE than 420 pupils in West Cumbria will receive a laptop or tablet to help them learn at home.    Currently these school children do not have...
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Tourism business invited to breakfast briefing

28 January 2021 - 1:01pm
TOURISM businesses from across west Cumbria are being invited to a breakfast briefing where they can hear specialist advice and receive the latest...
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Cleator Moor and Millom unveil investment plans

27 January 2021 - 7:29am
THE communities of Cleator Moor and Millom have unveiled their visions for their towns in a bid to attract multi-million-pound funding. The...
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Council issues reminder on cemetery rules

20 January 2021 - 4:11pm
COPELAND Council is reminding visitors to its cemeteries that cars are not permitted within the grounds. The reminder comes as tyre-damage was...
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Council releases stunning footage to boost future tourism

20 January 2021 - 12:40pm
COPELAND Council has commissioned stunning video footage encouraging visitors to the Lake District Coast once it is safe to travel. The videos...
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Council purchases key Cleator Moor site

20 January 2021 - 7:57am
COPELAND Council has signified its ambitions for Cleator Moor with the purchase of a key site in town. The council has completed the purchase of the...

Council supports Covid-hit tourism industry

19 January 2021 - 10:10am
COPELAND Council has helped one business develop a new idea that’s perfect for lockdown. The council’s Tourism Development Officer has been advising...

Copeland businesses to receive one-off grant payments

14 January 2021 - 2:48pm
BUSINESSES in Copeland will receive one-off payments of £4,000, £6,000 or £9,000 as early as next week. The Closed Business Lockdown Payment will...

More than £1.5 million paid to businesses in Copeland

13 January 2021 - 3:06pm
BUSINESSES in Copeland will receive more than £1.5 million in grant support this week. The cash grants will be hitting bank accounts to help...

Council supports 13 households with homelessness at Christmas

12 January 2021 - 4:55pm
COPELAND Council supported 13 households in need of advice, or somewhere to stay, over the Christmas period. One of these was suffering from domestic...

Council to bring waste collections back on track

11 January 2021 - 4:33pm
COPELAND Council is taking measures to shore up its hard-hit recycling and waste service. The service has been under pressure during the pandemic...

Grant for businesses affected by December's Tier 2 restrictions

7 January 2021 - 1:25pm
COPELAND Council has launched a new grant for businesses that were affected by Covid-19 restrictions during December. Applications are now open for...

Cumbria moved into Tier 4 in Covid restrictions system

4 January 2021 - 9:04am
The Government has announced that Cumbria will move into Tier 4 of the new COVID-19 restrictions classification system from midnight tonight (00:01...

Support for the homeless and victims of domestic abuse over Christmas

16 December 2020 - 10:22am
SUPPORT is available for residents who need a safe place to stay this Christmas. Copeland Council is urging residents who find themselves homeless,...

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...