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Copeland Borough Council’s communications team handle media enquiries. For information about the Council and to arrange interviews with our members and officers please contact one of the team.

Whitehaven town centre gardens transformed

23 January 2019 - 11:12am
WORK has started to revitalise St Nicholas’ Gardens, Whitehaven. Copeland Borough Council’s Parks and Open Spaces team has begun digging up flower...

St Bees Head Heritage Coast consultation launched

8 January 2019 - 1:23pm
RESIDENTS are being urged to have their say on the possible extension of St Bees Head Heritage Coast. A consultation proposing an extension to the...

Council set to tackle borough’s pests

4 January 2019 - 11:25am
COPELAND council has launched a new pest control service. A new commercial service is being offered to residents of Copeland that provides advice and...

Heritage course is a good sign

18 December 2018 - 10:11am
Young people from Whitehaven's Foyer have been learning the art of the traditional sign writer. Five people took part in a day-long course led by ...

Help for the homeless over the festive period

12 December 2018 - 9:50am
COPELAND Borough Council is urging residents who are at risk of becoming homeless over the Christmas period to get in touch. Early intervention is...

Major improvements for Whitehaven cemeteries

12 December 2018 - 9:32am
Significant improvements are being introduced at two Whitehaven cemeteries thanks to a thriving council partnership. Copeland Borough Council and...

Tis the season to recycle

11 December 2018 - 11:04am
COPELAND Council is asking residents to make this festive season a bumper one for recycling. The council introduced an improved kerbside recycling...

Copeland students graduate from innovative scheme

11 December 2018 - 10:19am
THE FUTURE is bright for Copeland pupils as they graduate from innovative scheme. Pupils from West Lakes Academy and Whitehaven Academy have...

Festive fancies on offer at Whitehaven Market

10 December 2018 - 4:42pm
WHITEHAVEN’S Christmas markets kicked off on Saturday with Christmas carols for all. Local group Singstars and pupils from St James’ Junior School...

Free parking for Christmas

10 December 2018 - 12:09pm
COPELAND Council is offering free parking this festive period. All 10 of the car parks that the council runs will be free to use from Saturday,...

Copeland Council Christmas opening hours

6 December 2018 - 12:22pm
COPELAND Borough Council offices (including Market Hall and Millom) will be closed from 1pm on Monday, December 24. Our Market Hall, Whitehaven...

Victims urged not to suffer in silence

5 December 2018 - 11:55am
VICTIMS of domestic abuse, with nowhere to go, have been encouraged to put an end to their suffering by contacting Copeland Council. Domestic abuse...

Santa makes his way to town for festive markets

4 December 2018 - 11:20am
FESTIVE fancies are on offer as visitors are set to flock to Copeland for Whitehaven’s Christmas markets on Saturday, December 8 and 15. Santa is...

New animal welfare regulations introduced

3 December 2018 - 10:09am
A NEW set of animal welfare regulations has taken affect in Copeland with the aim of maintaining high standards.   The new regulations extend...

Universal Credit rolled out to South Copeland

30 November 2018 - 1:41pm
FULL service Universal Credit is being rolled out to South Copeland residents. On December 5 full service Universal Credit will be rolled out to...

Residents urged to recycle Christmas cardboard

30 November 2018 - 12:17pm
COPELAND Council is encouraging residents to make an early start with their festive recycling. Copeland’s Community Services Manager, Janice Carrol,...

Deputy Mayor addresses nuclear conference

23 November 2018 - 11:39am
COPELAND’S Deputy Mayor shared the successful West Cumbrian model of community engagement at a prestigious international nuclear conference....

Whitehaven transformation project hailed a success

21 November 2018 - 9:59am
A FIVE-YEAR transformation project to revitalise an area of Whitehaven town centre has been hailed a success. Residents were asked to share their...

Copeland celebrates clean bathing waters

20 November 2018 - 11:10am
THE WATER at Copeland's four bathing beaches is clean and two have excellent water quality. St Bees and Silecroft have excellent water quality,...

Work Academy sets locals on career path

20 November 2018 - 8:57am
Eight unemployed people are now firmly on the career path after starting a 'work academy' with Copeland Work and Skills Partnership. The scheme aims...

Tributes paid to former Copeland Mayor

16 November 2018 - 11:52am
TRIBUTES have been paid to William Southward, a former Mayor of Copeland, who has died aged 79. Mr Southward represented Cleator Moor North on the...

Budget consultation launched 2019/20

15 November 2018 - 11:26am
COPELAND Council has launched a consultation into next year’s budget – and wants to the public’s views. The council must save £500,000 in 2019/20,...

Crisis training for Council staff

15 November 2018 - 10:53am
COLLEAGUES at Copeland Borough Council are now trained in Mental Health First Aid. Staff from the housing, council tax and benefits teams are now...

Whitehaven’s festive markets

15 November 2018 - 10:17am
A RANGE of festivities is on offer at Whitehaven Market this Christmas, with a series of events for traders and visitors alike. Copeland Borough...

Free parking for Whitehaven event

13 November 2018 - 10:05am
COPELAND Borough Council and Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners are supporting Sunday's Christmas lights switch-on event in Whitehaven by offering free...

Mike Starkie, Mayor Copeland - statement

8 November 2018 - 4:24pm
Mike Starkie, Mayor Copeland - statement in relation to Toshiba's Moorside announcement The Moorside site can deliver seven per cent of the UK’s...

Garden collections end soon for winter

6 November 2018 - 12:56pm
COPELAND Council is reminding residents that garden waste collections end for the winter on Friday November 16. The collections will be suspended as...

Events to mark Remembrance Sunday

24 October 2018 - 9:22am
EVENTS will take place around Copeland to mark Remembrance Sunday (November 11). Whitehaven From 10am, the parade will assemble outside Copeland...

Crematorium to host Christmas service

23 October 2018 - 1:03pm
A SPECIAL memorial service offering people the chance to remember their loved ones will take place this Christmas.   Distington Hall Crematorium will...

Tributes to Councillor John Bowman

19 October 2018 - 9:30am
TRIBUTES have been paid to John Bowman, a “dedicated and passionate” councillor, who has died at the age of 67. Mr Bowman, who represented Distington...

Copeland to host Empty Homes Week drop-ins

8 October 2018 - 2:38pm
MEMBERS of the public can find out more about how Copeland Council tackles the problem of empty homes at a number of drop-in sessions next week. The...

New Council Tax Portal for Copeland residents

8 October 2018 - 10:06am
COPELAND residents can now access a range of services online. The Council Tax Portal allows residents to set up a direct debit, view council tax...

Innovative food scheme progresses

2 October 2018 - 12:01pm
An innovative scheme to tackle social issues through healthy food is going from strength to strength in Whitehaven. The Food Pantry Project is now...

Hundreds try their hand at traditional skills

1 October 2018 - 3:55pm
Hundreds of people tried their hand at traditional crafts in Whitehaven recently. The Heritage Skills Fair showcased skills including stone masonry,...

Whitehaven gardens to receive a makeover

1 October 2018 - 3:07pm
A PROMINENT Whitehaven garden will receive a significant makeover thanks to a newly-formed partnership. Whitehaven Town Council, Copeland Borough...

Town centre transformed through five year project

26 September 2018 - 2:47pm
A FIVE-YEAR transformation project to revitalise an area of Whitehaven town centre is set to end. Residents are being asked to share their thoughts...

Major improvements planned at crematorium

26 September 2018 - 9:29am
A MAJOR improvement project at Distington Hall Crematorium is under way. Copeland Council agreed to the significant investment in its budget for...

Consultation deadline extended

25 September 2018 - 4:01pm
A POPULAR consultation which will see £350k invested in Copeland’s four towns has been extended for a further two weeks. Copeland Borough Council...

Mayor's statement on Sellafield report

21 September 2018 - 9:46am
Sellafield Ltd has commissioned and published a report, by Oxford Economics, entitled 'The Economic Impact of Sellafield', which highlights key...

Pupils help honour local war heroes

19 September 2018 - 9:03am
SCHOOL pupils across West Cumbria are honouring the area’s lost heroes by taking part in a poignant World War One project. Orgill, Bransty, Moor Row...

Copeland celebrates National Recycling Week

18 September 2018 - 1:28pm
COPELAND Borough Council is running its popular 'recycling roadshows' to celebrate National Recycling Week. Council staff will be getting out to...

Successful cycling event held

17 September 2018 - 4:35pm
AN inclusive cycling event held in Whitehaven has been hailed as a major success. School pupils from Mayfield, Bransty and Frizington enjoyed the...

Changes to the law for HMO

17 September 2018 - 1:51pm
COPELAND Borough Council is urging landlords to make sure they comply with changes to the law for houses in multiple occupation. Previously houses in...

Council clamps down on unacceptable behaviour

17 September 2018 - 11:56am
COPELAND Council has vowed to clamp down on unacceptable behaviour towards its staff and members. The council has adopted a new Unacceptable...

£350k+ to be invested in town centres

10 September 2018 - 3:04pm
COPELAND Council today announced it will be investing £350k to revitalise public spaces in the borough’s four towns; Whitehaven, Cleator Moor,...

Copeland welcomes new apprentices

4 September 2018 - 10:40am
COPELAND Council has warmly welcomed five new apprentices to the organisation. The council's thriving apprenticeship programme has employed people in...

Copeland bank holiday arrangements

21 August 2018 - 2:09pm
COPELAND Borough Council's offices will be closed this coming bank holiday Monday, August 27, as per its usual bank holiday arrangements.  There will...

Residents swap 14,500 bins of waste for recycling

20 August 2018 - 4:36pm
COPELAND'S new recycling scheme has prompted a huge reduction in the amount of 'residual' waste - that's the non-recycled waste that residents put...

Visitors flock to Copeland in their millions

15 August 2018 - 12:07pm
TOURISM business is booming in Copeland with visitor figures soaring to 3.62 million. A new report produced by Cumbria Tourism and Copeland Borough...

Last chance for premises grants

15 August 2018 - 10:35am
TIME is running out to upgrade business premises at a fraction of the cost. So far, more than £300k has been invested in 57 businesses in Copeland as...

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