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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.

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...

Fines issued for fly-tipping and dog-fouling

10 August 2018 - 3:51pm
TWO Whitehaven residents have been hit with fines after failing to clear up after their dogs. The two women were caught by Copeland Council’s...

Copeland recyclers reach milestone

10 August 2018 - 12:39pm
COPELAND Council has collected the 1,000th tonne of recycling under its new kerbside scheme – that’s the equivalent of 100 double-decker buses. It’s...

Clean up for the streets of Copeland

8 August 2018 - 10:55am
TWO new Pride of Place team members have been employed to clean up the streets of Copeland. Copeland Borough Council has employed Malcolm Litt and...

Electoral canvass is under way

2 August 2018 - 3:02pm
COPELAND’S annual electoral canvass is under way - and residents are being urged to ensure they have the right to vote. The annual event asks people...

Care leavers to receive council tax discount

25 July 2018 - 3:30pm
YOUNG adults who have been supported in care will not be required to pay council tax once they move into their own home in Copeland. Copeland...

Summer sun and dino dress-ups at the Beacon Museum

16 July 2018 - 2:52pm
THERE are some fantastic family activities at Whitehaven's Beacon Museum during the summer holidays. They accompany the amazing Brick Dinos LEGO...

Job success for academy graduates

12 July 2018 - 9:33am
EIGHT unemployed residents have secured jobs in the care sector as a result of an employability programme delivered in Whitehaven. Human Support...

Councils to help fight food poverty

11 July 2018 - 3:50pm
COPELAND Council is part of an innovative scheme putting healthy food at the heart of communities. The council, along with Allerdale Borough Council...

Enjoy the coast - but don't feed the gulls

4 July 2018 - 12:02pm
THE seagull nesting season is still underway and Copeland residents are being urged not to feed the birds. Nesting gulls can be particularly...

Copeland residents urged to register to vote

29 June 2018 - 1:08pm
COPELAND’S annual electoral canvass begins next month (July), and residents are being urged to ensure they have the right to vote. The annual event...

Council highlights borough-wide financial support

27 June 2018 - 4:20pm
COPELAND Council is highlighting its support for various groups helping the residents of Copeland. The council provides regular funding in exchange...

Council hosts student police officer

27 June 2018 - 11:27am
A STUDENT Police Officer has been given a “valuable insight” into the work Copeland Council’s Housing team carries out in the community. PC Rebecca...

Apprentice opportunities at Copeland Council

22 June 2018 - 3:19pm
APPLICATIONS are now open for a host of modern apprentice opportunities at Copeland Council. The council is currently recruiting six apprentices,...

Local builders enjoy masonry masterclass

22 June 2018 - 1:55pm
LOCAL builders were given the chance to improve their stonemasonry skills through a specialist masterclass. The banker masonry course was open to...

Pupils join fight against dog fouling

21 June 2018 - 11:57am
CREATIVE school pupils have joined the fight against irresponsible dog-owners in Copeland. Children from schools across the borough have taken part...

Free pet fun at St Bees

19 June 2018 - 11:08am
COPELAND Council is supporting a free event at St Bees, especially for dogs and their owners. The community dog walk event is on July 11, from 11am...

Copeland's empty homes brought back to life

12 June 2018 - 1:47pm
MORE than 30 long-term empty homes have been brought back into use, thanks to the work of Copeland Council.The council has a dedicated Empty Homes...

Bright future for Copeland pupils

8 June 2018 - 6:33pm
THE FUTURE is bright for ten Copeland pupils as they graduate from a pioneering programme. Ten pupils from the Energy Coast UTC have graduated from...

Top grade for council worker in Copeland

8 June 2018 - 3:20pm
CAREERS are flourishing in Copeland as a council worker scores 97 per cent in prestigious qualification. Gemma Coward, Senior Housing Options Advisor...

£100k to improve Copeland's business premises

8 June 2018 - 1:24pm
MORE THAN £100,000 has been awarded to businesses in Copeland to improve the appearance of their premises. So far grants totalling £104,000 have been...

Council helps prevent homelessess

7 June 2018 - 2:14pm
COPELAND Council’s Housing team prevented 182 households from becoming homeless in the last year, new figures reveal. In 2017/18, the council’s...

Great first year for disabled facility

6 June 2018 - 3:39pm
It’s a year since Copeland and GLL opened their fully disabled-accessible changing area at Copeland Pool. The state-of-the-art facility is proving...

Resident credits council with saving life

1 June 2018 - 11:52am
A VICTIM of domestic abuse has credited Copeland Borough Council for offering life-saving support.   Fifteen victims of domestic abuse have received...

Mayor supports Dementia Action Week

24 May 2018 - 3:10pm
COPELAND Mayor Mike Starkie has joined forces with Age UK West Cumbria and Egremont school pupils to raise awareness of dementia. Mr Starkie took...

Time running out to enjoy popular exhibitions

23 May 2018 - 3:09pm
TIME is running out for visitors to enjoy two exhibitions at The Beacon Museum. Pirates: Fact and Fiction and Waggonways to Whitehaven: West Cumbria...

£108,000 discount awarded to pubs in Copeland

23 May 2018 - 10:51am
PUBS in Copeland have raised a glass to a £108,000 discount on their business rates. One hundred per cent of the 54 pubs that were eligible for the...

Enjoy Copeland's coast with free dog events

22 May 2018 - 2:59pm
COPELAND Council is supporting two free, fun events for dog owners this summer. The events are at Haverigg on June 5 and St Bees on  July 11, both...

Copeland's services over the bank holiday

22 May 2018 - 11:58am
COPELAND Borough Council's offices will be closed this coming bank holiday Monday, May 28.  The Distington Hall Crematorium and its office will also...

New service for bereaved families

22 May 2018 - 11:41am
BEREAVED families can now pay tribute to their loved ones with a special audio-visual service at Distington Crematorium. Copeland Borough Council has...

Budding lead workers raise the roof in Copeland

21 May 2018 - 10:06am
LOCAL lead enthusiasts were given the chance to improve their skills at a series of master classes. The lead-working courses were open to...

£88,000 awarded to improve borough's shop fronts

18 May 2018 - 10:28am
MORE THAN £88,000 has been awarded to businesses in the borough to improve the appearance of their commercial premises. So far grants have been...

Copeland celebrates planning success

16 May 2018 - 10:21am
COPELAND Council has one of the best performing planning departments in the country, according to end-of-year figures. The council had one of the...

Councillors re-state support for Moorside

15 May 2018 - 4:37pm
COPELAND councillors have re-stated their unanimous backing to the principle of a new nuclear power station at Moorside. Councillors voted to re-...

Clean waters at Copeland's beaches

15 May 2018 - 3:28pm
TODAY marks the start of the bathing water season - and the great news is that Copeland's seas are clean and safe to enjoy. All four amenity beaches...

Dog owners fined for allowing pets to foul

9 May 2018 - 4:18pm
TWO dog owners have been fined for not cleaning up after their pets. Copeland Council issued £80 fixed penalty notices to the individuals, who left...

Council honours aldermen and appoints new chairman

9 May 2018 - 8:50am
COPELAND Council has honoured two respected ex councillors at today's Annual Meeting. John Jackson and Lena Hogg were voted in unanimously Aldermen...

Spring spruce-up for Whitehaven care home

2 May 2018 - 11:55am
MEMBERS of the Copeland community banded together on Friday (April 27) to spruce up the grounds of Brackenthwaite care home. The tidy-up organised by...

Garden waste contamination in Egremont

1 May 2018 - 4:32pm
AN ENTIRE load of garden waste was almost dumped after householders filled their bin with rubbish including a full-length rubber hosepipe. Copeland...

Whitehaven’s rich history to be enjoyed by all

27 April 2018 - 4:38pm
WHITEHAVEN’S rich history is being celebrated through the introduction of two information boards in the town’s James Street area. The boards feature...

Recycling scheme off to great start

25 April 2018 - 6:28pm
Copeland's new kerbside recycling scheme collected more than DOUBLE the previous average amount in its first week. Mayor Mike Starkie said: "The...

Copeland declared open for business

24 April 2018 - 4:03pm
INDUSTRY leaders from a wide range of sectors came together on Thursday (April 19) to declare Copeland Open for Business. Figureheads from the...

AGM to honour Aldermen

23 April 2018 - 3:53pm
RESIDENTS are invited to attend Copeland Borough Council's Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 8, in Egremont Market Hall. Members of the press are also...

New powers to tackle litter louts

20 April 2018 - 2:07pm
MOTORISTS in Copeland are being warned that they face a fine if litter is thrown from their vehicle. Copeland Council now has the power to fine the...

Spring spruce-up for Egremont play park

12 April 2018 - 3:36pm
AN EGREMONT play park has been given a new lease of life by Copeland Borough Council. Repairs to the play area at Orgill park have been made...

Fly-tipper hit with fine

11 April 2018 - 4:36pm
Copeland Borough Council has fined a householder after waste was illegally tipped on a picturesque rural road. The council served a £250 fixed...

£60,000 awarded to business

31 March 2018 - 1:43pm
ALMOST £60,000 has been awarded to businesses in the borough to improve the appearance of their commercial premises. So far grants have been awarded...

Mayor condemns litter louts

29 March 2018 - 8:46am
COPELAND’S Mayor has condemned “litter louts” that are blighting the borough.   Mike Starkie spoke out as he joined the Copeland Borough Council...

Townscape boost for historic area of Whitehaven

28 March 2018 - 5:59pm
More than £120,000 of investment is being ploughed into historic shop fronts in Whitehaven's Market Place. The latest grants from the Townscape...

New guide to protect Copeland’s rich heritage

28 March 2018 - 2:12pm
A NEW guide has been produced which will enhance and maintain Copeland’s conservation areas. The guide has been produced by Copeland Borough Council...

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