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Mayor mucks in to help birthday celebrations

4 June 2019 - 3:41pm
COPELAND Mayor Mike Starkie donned chefs' whites to help a not-for-profit cafe celebrate its 10th birthday this week. Cafe West in Whitehaven's King...

Top marks for boarding establishments

30 May 2019 - 9:48am
TWO Copeland animal boarding establishments are celebrating achieving top marks in a new council ratings system. Tutehill Boarding Kennels and...

Planning team is one of UK's best

30 May 2019 - 9:38am
COPELAND Council continues to have one of the best performing planning departments in the country, according to end-of-year figures. The council has...

Council submits plans for crematorium revamp

24 May 2019 - 10:25am
PLANS have been submitted for a major improvement scheme at Distington Hall Crematorium. The plans, lodged this week by Architects Plus on behalf of...

Council staff net big win for charity

24 May 2019 - 9:30am
COPELAND Council staff have netted over £1,500 for two good causes in a charity football match. The council’s Waste Operatives took on a combined...

Tributes paid to outgoing councillors

23 May 2019 - 9:40am
TRIBUTES have been paid to a “dedicated and hard working” group of former councillors who gave over 300 years’ combined service to Copeland. Twenty-...

Council's new Executive appointed at AGM

22 May 2019 - 1:14pm
COPELAND Council officially appointed its new Executive Committee at its Annual General Meeting yesterday. The five person committee, led by Mayor...

Copeland's new Chair and Deputy sworn in

22 May 2019 - 1:11pm
COPELAND Council appointed its new Chair and her deputy at its Annual General Meeting yesterday. Coun Joan Hully took over the Chairmanship, and Coun...

Council domestic abuse support service saves lives

22 May 2019 - 10:47am
MORE THAN 100 people affected by domestic violence have been supported by Copeland Council. Since the Council introduced a specialist role to support...

Beach cleaners in action for the summer

20 May 2019 - 3:59pm
COPELAND Council has employed extra help to ensure its beaches stay pristine this summer. The council takes on two seasonal beach cleaners every year...

Copeland Council in Living Wage accreditation

20 May 2019 - 3:28pm
COPELAND Council has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. The council has achieved the endorsement from the Living Wage Foundation due to its...

Council's bank holiday arrangements

20 May 2019 - 12:14pm
COPELAND Borough Council's offices will be closed this coming bank holiday Monday, May 27.  There will be no household waste, garden or recycling...

Work starts on crematorium investment

17 May 2019 - 3:28pm
WORK has started on a significant investment programme at Distington Hall Crematorium.   Preparatory work is now under way at the Copeland Council-...

Elephants go on the road for recycling

14 May 2019 - 1:41pm
COPELAND Council is using striking images on its waste trucks to encourage residents to recycle. The designs are part of the council's one year...

Mayor and MP issue Sellafield Ltd statement

9 May 2019 - 12:02pm
Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland, and Trudy Harrison, Member of Parliament for Copeland, have issued the following joint statement in response to...

Copeland Borough Council line-up unveiled

8 May 2019 - 9:09am
THE line-up of borough councillors who will serve Copeland for the next four years has been formally unveiled. Copeland Borough Council’s 33 elected...

Council & students aim for BIG recycling impact

7 May 2019 - 3:40pm
BIRTHDAY celebrations for Copeland's kerbside recycling service continued this week with the arrival of a very large guest! The impressive elephant...

Copeland council bank holiday arrangements

30 April 2019 - 3:05pm
COPELAND Borough Council's offices will be closed this coming bank holiday Monday, May 6, as per its usual bank holiday arrangements.  There will be...

Crafty sessions celebrate recycling achievement

30 April 2019 - 1:01pm
Copeland’s revamped recycling service is celebrating an incredible first year after collecting nearly 3,400 tonnes of recyclable materials. Twelve...

Copeland's littlest bin man

23 April 2019 - 12:52pm
FOUR-YEAR-OLD Riley McCourt of Mirehouse is such a fan of bins and recycling that he asked for his own wheelie bin for his birthday. Riley visited...

Dog walkers hit with fines

18 April 2019 - 10:15am
THREE dog-walkers have been hit with fines after failing to clear up after their pets in Whitehaven. Two were caught by Copeland Council’s...

Community Alcohol Partnership to launch

15 April 2019 - 4:37pm
A COMMUNITY Alcohol Partnership (CAP) will be launched in Egremont this week to help tackle underage drinking and anti-social behaviour. Officers...

Heritage coast gets go ahead

12 April 2019 - 12:59pm
AN EXCITING plan to extend St Bees Head Heritage Coast has been approved by Copeland Borough Council. At yesterday’s (Tuesday) Full Council meeting...

Staff and residents collect 100 bags of litter

9 April 2019 - 5:19pm
COPELAND Council staff and residents pulled together to collect a whopping 100 bags of litter in Whitehaven this week. During two two-hour litter...

Copeland Council launches noise app

4 April 2019 - 4:33pm
COPELAND residents being troubled by noise nuisance can now make their own recordings to send to the local council. Copeland Council has launched The...

Copeland businesses to receive rates discount

2 April 2019 - 4:46pm
MORE than 200 businesses in Copeland have received a discount on their rates bill. Copeland Council has applied the Government’s Retail Relief Scheme...

Copeland residents’ can receive bills by email

28 March 2019 - 11:28am
COPELAND residents’ can now receive Council Tax and Business Rates bills by email. This service is one of a series of digital upgrades to the Council...

Recycling fun for Robert

27 March 2019 - 11:56am
A recent visitor to Copeland Borough Council's waste and recycling depot declared it "really cool." Four-year-old Robert Thomsen is a big fan of...

Ambitious coastal project given the go-ahead

27 March 2019 - 10:59am
AN innovative and ambitious project for a coastal challenge route in Copeland has been given the green light. The recreational route, which will...

Copeland electorate to receive polling cards

26 March 2019 - 11:01am
COPELAND’S residents will receive their polling cards this week ahead of three elections in May. Residents will go to the polls on Thursday, May 2 to...

Community joins forces for clean-up

19 March 2019 - 1:28pm
A CHURCH grounds has received a spruce up thanks to a community litter-pick. A host of organisations joined forces to tidy the grounds of St John’s...

Statement on Sellafield Ltd' PPP announcement

15 March 2019 - 3:28pm
Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland, and Trudy Harrison, MP for Copeland, have welcomed the announcement by Sellafield Ltd of its preferred bidders for...

Mayor praises medical campus

14 March 2019 - 10:30am
A STATE-OF-THE-ART medical training centre is one of the ‘jewels in Copeland’s crown’, says the borough’s Mayor. Mike Starkie took a tour of the...

Staff to smarten up beauty spots

13 March 2019 - 11:58am
COPELAND Borough Council is inviting the community to join its staff in two litter picks as part of the Great British Spring Clean. Colleagues will...

Businesses invited to VIP preview event

8 March 2019 - 3:05pm
TOURISM businesses in Copeland are invited for a sneak preview of the borough’s new Visitor Information Point. The Visitor Information Point, based...

Best Bar None scheme launched

6 March 2019 - 12:54pm
A SCHEME aimed at increasing safety and improving standards in licensed premises in North and West Cumbria has been launched. The national Best Bar...

MP praises Copeland apprentices

5 March 2019 - 3:10pm
COPELAND MP Trudy Harrison has said Copeland Council apprentices are "a credit" to the borough. The MP, who is the Government’s Apprentice Ambassador...

Garden waste collections to restart

5 March 2019 - 2:28pm
COPELAND Copeland Borough Council will soon restart its garden waste collection service. The service, suspended during the winter months, will begin...

Crematorium to host Mother's Day service

28 February 2019 - 2:30pm
A SPECIAL memorial service is being held at Distington Hall Crematorium this month to mark Mother’s Day. The event, on Friday, March 29, will include...

Licensees invited to Best Bar None event

26 February 2019 - 10:46am
A SCHEME aimed at increasing safety and improving standards in licensed premises in North and West Cumbria will be launched next week.   The national...

Fly-tipping and littering on the decrease

22 February 2019 - 1:33pm
THE volume of waste that has been littered and fly-tipped in Copeland has decreased significantly in the last two years, new figures show. Copeland...

Community-led houses in Ulpha revitalised

21 February 2019 - 11:38am
TEN community-led houses in the picturesque village of Ulpha are being revitalised. Copeland Borough Council has awarded £73,500 to support the...

Copeland Council's budget bucks national trends

14 February 2019 - 2:31pm
COPELAND Council is bucking national trends in its budget for the forthcoming year, a new survey has revealed. The annual Local Government Finance...

Scheme launched to help people reach potential

13 February 2019 - 9:03am
AN INNOVATIVE partnership project to help people reach their full potential has been launched. Realising Our Potential, run by Lakes College,...

St Bees Head Heritage Coast consultation closing

6 February 2019 - 2:47pm
TIME is running out for residents to have their say on the possible extension of St Bees Head Heritage Coast. St Bees Head is the only Heritage...

Copeland Council to host Tourism Summit

5 February 2019 - 9:45am
COPELAND Council will host the first Copeland Tourism Summit this month to showcase the “outstanding” tourism opportunities within the borough.  ...

Briefing sessions for prospective candidates

4 February 2019 - 3:44pm
COPELAND Borough Council is holding a series of briefing sessions for prospective candidates in the upcoming local elections. Prospective candidates...

40-year anniversary for much loved gardener

31 January 2019 - 2:15pm
A valued employee of Copeland Borough Council is celebrating 40 years of nurturing the borough. Ian Pearce, aged 58, has spent four decades as a...

Copeland Council praised by review team

30 January 2019 - 10:20am
COPELAND Council has received a positive report from an external review team. The council took part in a Corporate Peer Challenge, organised by the...

Copeland businesses to receive discounted rates

24 January 2019 - 3:50pm
A TOTAL of 250 businesses in Copeland have received a further discount on their rates bills. Copeland Council, under its Discretionary Discount...

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