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A clean sweep for Calderwood residents

28 March 2018 - 1:55pm
RESIDENTS of an Egremont hostel are now trained to prepare foods to professional standards.  Calderwood House residents have been provided with...

Easter opening hours and waste collections

26 March 2018 - 3:52pm
COPELAND Borough Council offices (including Market Hall) will be closed from 5pm on Thursday, March 29, until 9am on Tuesday, April 3. The Millom...

Dog-lover Rob boosts his business pedigree

23 March 2018 - 12:44pm
A DOG-LOVER has boosted his business pedigree with the completion of an apprenticeship. Rob Mason, who works at Horse & Husky in Bootle, reached...

Locals build heritage skills

21 March 2018 - 4:25pm
Residents and building professionals learned how to conserve heritage stonework in workshops hosted by Copeland Borough Council. The events, which...

Copeland Council to offer free recycling lids

19 March 2018 - 6:07pm
COPELAND Council has listened to the views of its residents, and is to offer free lids for its new recycling boxes. The scheme, which collects five...

Employers urged to sign up

16 March 2018 - 11:58am
EMPLOYERS can boost their chances of filling vacancies by signing up to a work academy programme. Copeland Work and Skills Partnership runs sector-...

Beacon Easter activities

13 March 2018 - 3:59pm
The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven has a host of arty activities on offer for the Easter break. The busy fortnight includes prominent local artists and...

Green waste collections restart

13 March 2018 - 2:37pm
AS SPRING approaches, Copeland Council is about to restart its garden waste collection service. The service, suspended during the winter months, will...

Conference line-up announced

6 March 2018 - 10:01am
A HIGH-CALIBRE line-up of speakers has been announced for the second Copeland Open For Business Conference. Copeland Mayor Mike Starkie will host...

Egremont recycling cage set ablaze

2 March 2018 - 3:34pm
ARSONISTS set fire to a Copeland Council recycling cage in Egremont at the weekend. The recycling site at Beck Green car park was targeted by...

Copeland recyclers do their bit

27 February 2018 - 3:53pm
Copeland Council is saying a big thank you to residents who made a real effort to recycle their cans and bottles after the Christmas festivities....

Copeland's Charlotte gains top planning accolade

26 February 2018 - 4:07pm
A COPELAND officer has attained the ultimate qualification in their profession of town planning. Charlotte Brown, a senior planning policy officer...

Copeland Council agrees its budget

21 February 2018 - 12:22pm
COPELAND Borough Council has unanimously agreed its budget for 2018/19. Councillors voted last night (Tuesday) to accept Mayor Mike Starkie’s...

New recycling scheme moves nearer

20 February 2018 - 10:17am
COPELAND'S brand new recycling service moves a step nearer next week when residents start to receive their plastic boxes and bags. Council staff...

Community gathers for Egremont clean-up

19 February 2018 - 2:53pm
EGREMONT has benefited from a successful community clean-up event. More than 30 bags of rubbish were collected during the two-hour blitz, with...

Cash boost to enhance employment prospects

15 February 2018 - 2:28pm
A SIX-FIGURE cash boost will enhance the employment prospects of Copeland residents. Copeland Council and Copeland Community Fund have donated a...

Whitehaven property given new lease of life

14 February 2018 - 9:34am
A WHITEHAVEN town centre property has received a new lease of life thanks to a transformational heritage scheme. 32 James Street, which has stood...

Mayor's budget proposals buck trends

9 February 2018 - 2:09pm
COPELAND Council’s Elected Mayor is bucking the national trend in his budget proposals, according to a new report. Mike Starkie says that his...

Competition inspires young recyclers

1 February 2018 - 4:47pm
A CREATIVE competition to inspire the next generation of recyclers has been enjoyed by Bookwell School pupils. Kaitlyn Fraser, aged ten created the...

Transformational scheme extended

1 February 2018 - 9:18am
A TRANSFORMATIONAL town centre scheme, set to revitalise the borough, has been extended to all of Copeland. The Town Centre Regeneration Scheme...

Tree vandalised in Whitehaven

30 January 2018 - 4:38pm
A TREE has been vandalised only two days after it was planted in Whitehaven. Copeland Council planted the malus – a ornamental apple tree – in the...

Successful community project looking to expand

30 January 2018 - 4:37pm
A SUCCESSFUL community project is hoping to expand its reach throughout Copeland. Men in Sheds, which originated on the Mirehouse estate in...

Furniture dumped on a rural road in Copeland

30 January 2018 - 4:36pm
FURNITURE has been dumped on a rural road in Copeland. A sofa, chair and mattress were fly-tipped on the road between Pica and Distington, and have...

Recycling scheme brings new vacancies

30 January 2018 - 4:35pm
COPELAND Council is to take on several new staff - including teams to help deliver the authority's new recycling scheme. Roles currently being...

Over 500 residents respond to council campaign

30 January 2018 - 4:34pm
OVER 500 residents responded to a survey as part of Copeland Council’s efforts to encourage improvement in the borough. The Council launched its...

Copeland Mayor sets out budget plans

30 January 2018 - 4:34pm
COPELAND’S Mayor is proposing to limit the council tax increase for residents among his spending plans for the forthcoming year. Mike Starkie’s...

Residents urged to sign up to money-saving scheme

30 January 2018 - 4:33pm
COPELAND Council is marking Big Energy Saving Week by urging people to sign up to its money-saving scheme. The Copeland Big Switch is currently open...

Recycling event heads to Millom

30 January 2018 - 4:32pm
Residents in the south of Copeland will get a chance to find out more about a brand new recycling service this weekend. Copeland Council will be at...

Council helps to address community housing need

30 January 2018 - 4:31pm
INDIVIDUALS and groups are being offered expert help to address housing needs in their own communities. Copeland Council has joined forces with...

Mayor to hold budget consultation events

30 January 2018 - 4:31pm
COPELAND Mayor Mike Starkie is inviting the borough's business community to hear more about his budget plans. Mr Starkie will hold two open events to...

Council launches Pride of Place scheme

4 January 2018 - 12:02pm
COPELAND Council are launching a scheme to encourage residents and businesses to take pride in their borough. The Copeland Pride of Place initiative...

Free festive parking in Copeland

20 December 2017 - 4:56pm
CHRISTMAS shoppers in Copeland can enjoy free parking this festive period thanks to Copeland Borough Council. The Council has announced that from...

Copeland residents urged to recycle

20 December 2017 - 2:45pm
COPELAND residents are being encouraged to do their bit for the environment by recycling all their festive packaging this Christmas. Copeland...

Council commits to paying Voluntary Living Wage

15 December 2017 - 9:54am
COPELAND Council has reaffirmed its commitment to pay its staff the Voluntary Living Wage (VLW). The Living Wage Foundation has announced an...

Council offers festive recycling tips

12 December 2017 - 3:16pm
Copeland residents are being urged to make recycling a part of the festive season. Coun Mark Holliday, Copeland's portfolio holder for customers and...

Furniture dumped in Copeland

11 December 2017 - 10:46am
FURNITURE has been dumped on a rural road in Copeland. A sofa and a wooden chair were fly-tipped on the road to Nethertown train station, and have...

Pupils enjoy recycling lesson

8 December 2017 - 3:50pm
SCHOOLCHILDREN and residents gathered to get a closer look at Copeland's new kerbside recycling scheme this week. Copeland Council was showing off...

Council Christmas arrangements

1 December 2017 - 12:39pm
COPELAND Borough Council offices (including Market Hall) will be closed from 4.30pm on Friday, December 22 until 9am on Tuesday, January 2. The...

Copeland Hub celebrates first anniversary

30 November 2017 - 4:24pm
A MULTI-AGENCY hub set up to tackle anti-social behaviour in Copeland is celebrating its first anniversary. Copeland Hub, which is based in...

Unemployed residents benefit from work academy

30 November 2017 - 9:02am
FOUR Copeland residents have secured jobs in the care industry thanks to an employability project. Lakeland Carers and St George's Residential Home...

Council launches energy scheme

28 November 2017 - 11:28am
A FREE scheme to help residents save money on their energy bills is set to be launched by Copeland Council in partnership with iChoosr. The Copeland...

Recycling Roadshows head to town

28 November 2017 - 10:14am
NEXT week residents will get a first look at Copeland Council's new recycling service. There will be two 'recycling roadshows' at Whitehaven and...

Set up your stall at our festive markets

27 November 2017 - 10:04am
A RANGE of festivities is on offer at Whitehaven Market this Christmas with a series of events being held as a treat for traders and visitors alike....

Council supports victims of domestic violence

24 November 2017 - 2:34pm
VICTIMS of domestic abuse and sexual exploitation can now access increased support services provided by Copeland Borough Council. The Council has...

Council's new service takes shape

22 November 2017 - 11:09am
COPELAND residents will be given three plastic boxes and one bag when the borough's new recycling service begins next year. In April 2018 Copeland...

Clean Copeland Seas

14 November 2017 - 3:23pm
ALL of Copeland's bathing waters have been declared clean by the Environment Agency - and two have reached the very highest standards of cleanliness...

Recycling rejected after contamination

8 November 2017 - 12:37pm
A VEHICLE-LOAD of recycling had to be scrapped after it was contaminated by non-recyclable items. A toaster and a slow cooker were dumped in a...

Community big build project completed

7 November 2017 - 10:27am
A three-day big build at Seathwaite Community Centre in Mirehouse, Whitehaven, has successfully concluded. Morgan Sindall, Sellafield Ltd, Copeland...

Council set to launch new recycling service

7 November 2017 - 9:09am
COPELAND’S residents will soon benefit from a new doorstep recycling service. Copeland Borough Council is preparing to launch its new kerbside...

New councillor elected to Copeland Council

3 November 2017 - 10:51am
TOM Higgins has been elected to represent the Egremont South ward on Copeland Borough Council. Councillor Higgins (Labour) won 354 votes to...

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