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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...

Budget consultation launched 2018/19

1 November 2017 - 3:49pm
COPELAND Council has launched a consultation into next year’s budget – and wants the public’s views. The Council must save £1 million in 2018/19, due...

Stricter penalties for fly-tippers

27 October 2017 - 1:32pm
COPELAND Council has introduced stricter measures to combat fly-tipping in the borough. The Council agreed this week to issue culprits with a £250...

Pubs raise a glass to rates discount

26 October 2017 - 4:26pm
PUBS in Copeland can raise a glass to a £1,000 discount on their business rates. Copeland Council has formally rolled out the scheme this week and...

Gary McKee awarded Freedom of Copeland

20 October 2017 - 4:22pm
MARATHON man Gary McKee has been awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Copeland. Mr McKee, who ran 100 marathons in 100 days for Macmillan Cancer...

Copeland developments praised

18 October 2017 - 11:32am
THE high quality of new developments in Copeland has been praised by the borough council’s planning team. Copeland Council’s planning department,...

Community-led housing - find out more

17 October 2017 - 3:05pm
PLACES are still available at a launch event for a community-led housing project.  Communities in Copeland are being supported to address their own...

Copeland invests in future with apprentices

17 October 2017 - 1:52pm
COPELAND Council is investing in its workforce by welcoming six new apprentices this week. The new staff members will complete 18-month...

First 10 businesses benefit from Mayor’s Scheme

17 October 2017 - 8:15am
TEN town centre businesses have reaped the rewards of Copeland Mayor Mike Starkie’s transformational regeneration scheme. Over £35,000 of the fund...

Sarah Hodgson chops her locks for charity

16 October 2017 - 10:57am
RECENT bride Sarah Hodgson has chopped off her long locks for charity. Sarah, who recently got married to her partner of 10 years, decided she would...

Mayor to hold public meeting in Seascale

6 October 2017 - 4:00pm
COPELAND Mayor Mike Starkie has announced a public meeting in Seascale. Mr Starkie will hold the event in Seascale Methodist Church Hall on Wednesday...

Your chance to help shape borough's future

6 October 2017 - 3:59pm
COPELAND residents have the chance to help shape the future of the borough as part of a newly-launched consultation. Members of the public are...

Last Chance to Switch

6 October 2017 - 3:56pm
THERE are just a few days left to become part of the Copeland Big Switch - possibly making huge savings on energy bills. Ten per cent of Copeland...

Roaring success for Whitehaven Market

6 October 2017 - 3:55pm
A BIRTHDAY BONANZA saw people from all corners of the county visit Whitehaven Market on the first anniversary of its relaunch. Free goody bags were...

Council initiative supports communities

6 October 2017 - 3:54pm
COMMUNITIES in Copeland are being supported to address their own housing needs thanks to a new project. Copeland Council has joined forces with...

Statement on Councillor Michael Guest

6 October 2017 - 3:46pm
Michael Guest, a Copeland Borough Councillor and Whitehaven Town Councillor, was invited to a meeting with Copeland Borough Council to discuss a...

Whitehaven Market’s Big Birthday Bash

6 October 2017 - 3:45pm
A special ‘Big Birthday Bash’ themed market will take place this Saturday, (September 30) featuring a selection of new stalls, entertainment and free...

Sir Tony Robinson celebrates launch event

6 October 2017 - 3:44pm
TELEVISION legend Sir Tony Robinson brought history to life as The Beacon Museum’s guest of honour. Sir Tony met fans, signed autographs and...

Mayor cuts ribbon at community transport scheme

6 October 2017 - 3:43pm
COPELAND Mayor Mike Starkie has cut the ribbon to mark the delivery of two new minibuses for the Muncaster Microbus scheme. The new Mercedes buses ...

Council's former Chairman makes donation

6 October 2017 - 3:42pm
A SIZEABLE donation has been made to a local charity following a year of fundraising from Copeland Council's former Chairman. Peter Tyson presented a...

Windy walks around Whitehaven

6 October 2017 - 3:41pm
OVER 50 people attended a series of free guided walks around the historic Whitehaven Marina last weekend, led by The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven in...

Winter is coming

6 October 2017 - 3:38pm
As summer ends and the temperature drops, Copeland Council is helping residents keep warm and save money on their energy bills. The authority’s...

Copeland Mayor announces new executive line-up

6 October 2017 - 3:37pm
Statement on behalf of Copeland Mayor, Mike Starkie: Following the recent resignation of Councillor Lena Hogg from the position of Deputy Mayor and...

Up to £200 available to set up market stalls

6 October 2017 - 3:36pm
BUDDING young entrepreneurs are being invited to apply for a chance to bag up to £200 to help them set up their stall at Whitehaven Market as part of...

Last chance to comment on anti-social behaviour

6 October 2017 - 3:35pm
TIME is running out for people to tell Copeland Council their views on the measures it uses to counter anti-social behaviour. A consultation is under...

New community transport scheme to be launched

6 October 2017 - 3:31pm
COPELAND Mayor Mike Starkie will be cutting the ribbon next week to mark the delivery of two new minibuses for the Muncaster Microbus scheme. The new...

Less than one week left to apply

6 October 2017 - 3:30pm
THERE is less than one week left to apply for one of the six modern apprenticeships up for grabs at Copeland Borough Council. In collaboration with...

Mayor to launch series of public meetings

6 October 2017 - 3:29pm
A SERIES of public meetings organised by Copeland Mayor Mike Starkie begins this week. Mr Starkie will hold four events across the borough this month...

Local teen inspired by Copeland Mayor

6 October 2017 - 3:28pm
LOCAL teenager Ellie McMinn has secured her dream role as an Apprentice Project Manager at Atkins. Ellie, 18, from Seaton, was inspired to get into...

Mayor to request council size reduction

6 October 2017 - 3:25pm
MAYOR Mike Starkie will formally request that the number of Copeland councillors is reduced by more than a third. Mr Starkie will make a personal...

Council initiative supports communities

29 September 2017 - 2:58pm
COMMUNITIES in Copeland are being supported to address their own housing needs thanks to a new project. Copeland Council has joined forces with...

Copeland Council offers domestic violence support

31 August 2017 - 10:45am
COPELAND Council is helping to support those affected by domestic violence and sexual exploitation with the appointment of a dedicated worker. The...

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