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Communications and Engagement Manager, Samantha Down: samantha.down@copeland.gov.uk.
Senior Communications and Engagement Officer, Christina Cremins: christina.cremins@copeland.gov.uk.
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£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...

Crematorium to mark Father's Day

5 June 2019 - 12:13pm
A SPECIAL memorial ceremony is being held in the grounds of Distington Hall Crematorium next week to mark Father’s Day. A tree-planting ceremony will...

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...

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