Copeland Borough Council - Press releases

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Copeland's empty homes brought back to life

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...

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 - 1:47pm
Bright future for Copeland pupils

THE FUTURE is bright for ten Copeland pupils as they graduate from a pioneering programme.

Ten pupils from the Energy Coast UTC have...

Friday, 8 June 2018 - 6:33pm
Top grade for council worker in Copeland

CAREERS are flourishing in Copeland as a council worker scores 97 per cent in prestigious qualification.

Gemma Coward, Senior Housing...

Friday, 8 June 2018 - 3:20pm
£100k to improve Copeland's business premises

MORE THAN £100,000 has been awarded to businesses in Copeland to improve the appearance of their premises.

So far grants totalling £104,000...

Friday, 8 June 2018 - 1:24pm
Council helps prevent homelessess

COPELAND Council’s Housing team prevented 182 households from becoming homeless in the last year, new figures reveal.

In 2017/18, the...

Thursday, 7 June 2018 - 2:14pm
Great first year for disabled facility

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...

Wednesday, 6 June 2018 - 3:39pm
Resident credits council with saving life

A VICTIM of domestic abuse has credited Copeland Borough Council for offering life-saving support.  

Fifteen victims of domestic abuse have...

Friday, 1 June 2018 - 11:52am
Mayor supports Dementia Action Week

COPELAND Mayor Mike Starkie has joined forces with Age UK West Cumbria and Egremont school pupils to raise awareness of dementia.


Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 3:10pm
Time running out to enjoy popular exhibitions

TIME is running out for visitors to enjoy two exhibitions at The Beacon Museum.

Pirates: Fact and Fiction and Waggonways...

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 3:09pm
£108,000 discount awarded to pubs in Copeland

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...

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 10:51am
Enjoy Copeland's coast with free dog events

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...

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 2:59pm
Copeland's services over the bank holiday

COPELAND Borough Council's offices will be closed this coming bank holiday Monday, May 28. 

The Distington Hall Crematorium and its office...

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 11:58am
New service for bereaved families

BEREAVED families can now pay tribute to their loved ones with a special audio-visual service at Distington Crematorium.

Copeland Borough...

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 11:41am
Budding lead workers raise the roof in Copeland

LOCAL lead enthusiasts were given the chance to improve their skills at a series of master classes.

The lead-working courses were open to...

Monday, 21 May 2018 - 10:06am
£88,000 awarded to improve borough's shop fronts

MORE THAN £88,000 has been awarded to businesses in the borough to improve the appearance of their commercial premises.

So far grants have...

Friday, 18 May 2018 - 10:28am
Copeland celebrates planning success

COPELAND Council has one of the best performing planning departments in the country, according to end-of-year figures.

The council had one...

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 10:21am
Councillors re-state support for Moorside

COPELAND councillors have re-stated their unanimous backing to the principle of a new nuclear power station at Moorside.

Councillors voted...

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 4:37pm
Clean waters at Copeland's beaches

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...

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 3:28pm
Dog owners fined for allowing pets to foul

TWO dog owners have been fined for not cleaning up after their pets.

Copeland Council issued £80 fixed penalty notices to the individuals,...

Wednesday, 9 May 2018 - 4:18pm
Council honours aldermen and appoints new chairman

COPELAND Council has honoured two respected ex councillors at today's Annual Meeting.

John Jackson and Lena Hogg were voted in unanimously...

Wednesday, 9 May 2018 - 8:50am
Spring spruce-up for Whitehaven care home

MEMBERS of the Copeland community banded together on Friday (April 27) to spruce up the grounds of Brackenthwaite care home.

The tidy-up...

Wednesday, 2 May 2018 - 11:55am
Garden waste contamination in Egremont

AN ENTIRE load of garden waste was almost dumped after householders filled their bin with rubbish including a full-length rubber hosepipe.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018 - 4:32pm
Whitehaven’s rich history to be enjoyed by all

WHITEHAVEN’S rich history is being celebrated through the introduction of two information boards in the town’s James Street area.


Friday, 27 April 2018 - 4:38pm
Recycling scheme off to great start

Copeland's new kerbside recycling scheme collected more than DOUBLE the previous average amount in its first week.

Mayor Mike Starkie said...

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 6:28pm
Copeland declared open for business

INDUSTRY leaders from a wide range of sectors came together on Thursday (April 19) to declare Copeland Open for Business.

Figureheads from...

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 4:03pm
AGM to honour Aldermen

RESIDENTS are invited to attend Copeland Borough Council's Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 8, in Egremont Market Hall.

Members of the press...

Monday, 23 April 2018 - 3:53pm
New powers to tackle litter louts

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...

Friday, 20 April 2018 - 2:07pm
Spring spruce-up for Egremont play park

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...

Thursday, 12 April 2018 - 3:36pm
Fly-tipper hit with fine

Copeland Borough Council has fined a householder after waste was illegally tipped on a picturesque rural road.

The council served a £250...

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 - 4:36pm
£60,000 awarded to business

ALMOST £60,000 has been awarded to businesses in the borough to improve the appearance of their commercial premises.

So far grants have...

Saturday, 31 March 2018 - 1:43pm
Mayor condemns litter louts

COPELAND’S Mayor has condemned “litter louts” that are blighting the borough.  

Mike Starkie spoke out as he joined the Copeland Borough...

Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 8:46am
Townscape boost for historic area of Whitehaven

More than £120,000 of investment is being ploughed into historic shop fronts in Whitehaven's Market Place.

The latest grants from the...

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 5:59pm
New guide to protect Copeland’s rich heritage

A NEW guide has been produced which will enhance and maintain Copeland’s conservation areas.

The guide has been produced by Copeland...

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 2:12pm
A clean sweep for Calderwood residents

RESIDENTS of an Egremont hostel are now trained to prepare foods to professional standards. 

Calderwood House residents have been provided...

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 1:55pm
Easter opening hours and waste collections

COPELAND Borough Council offices (including Market Hall) will be closed from 5pm on Thursday, March 29, until 9am on Tuesday, April 3.


Monday, 26 March 2018 - 3:52pm
Dog-lover Rob boosts his business pedigree

A DOG-LOVER has boosted his business pedigree with the completion of an apprenticeship.

Rob Mason, who works at Horse & Husky in...

Friday, 23 March 2018 - 12:44pm
Locals build heritage skills

Residents and building professionals learned how to conserve heritage stonework in workshops hosted by Copeland Borough Council.

The events...

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 4:25pm
Copeland Council to offer free recycling lids

COPELAND Council has listened to the views of its residents, and is to offer free lids for its new recycling boxes.

The scheme, which...

Monday, 19 March 2018 - 6:07pm
Employers urged to sign up

EMPLOYERS can boost their chances of filling vacancies by signing up to a work academy programme.

Copeland Work and Skills Partnership...

Friday, 16 March 2018 - 11:58am
Beacon Easter activities

The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven has a host of arty activities on offer for the Easter break.

The busy fortnight includes prominent local...

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 3:59pm
Green waste collections restart

AS SPRING approaches, Copeland Council is about to restart its garden waste collection service.

The service, suspended during the winter...

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 2:37pm
Conference line-up announced

A HIGH-CALIBRE line-up of speakers has been announced for the second Copeland Open For Business Conference.

Copeland Mayor Mike Starkie...

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 - 10:01am
Egremont recycling cage set ablaze

ARSONISTS set fire to a Copeland Council recycling cage in Egremont at the weekend.

The recycling site at Beck Green car park was targeted...

Friday, 2 March 2018 - 3:34pm
Copeland recyclers do their bit

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...

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 3:53pm
Copeland's Charlotte gains top planning accolade

A COPELAND officer has attained the ultimate qualification in their profession of town planning.

Charlotte Brown, a senior planning policy...

Monday, 26 February 2018 - 4:07pm
Copeland Council agrees its budget

COPELAND Borough Council has unanimously agreed its budget for 2018/19.

Councillors voted last night (Tuesday) to accept Mayor Mike...

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 12:22pm
New recycling scheme moves nearer

COPELAND'S brand new recycling service moves a step nearer next week when residents start to receive their plastic boxes and bags.


Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 10:17am
Community gathers for Egremont clean-up

EGREMONT has benefited from a successful community clean-up event.

More than 30 bags of rubbish were collected during the two-hour blitz,...

Monday, 19 February 2018 - 2:53pm
Cash boost to enhance employment prospects

A SIX-FIGURE cash boost will enhance the employment prospects of Copeland residents.

Copeland Council and Copeland Community Fund have...

Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 2:28pm
Whitehaven property given new lease of life

A WHITEHAVEN town centre property has received a new lease of life thanks to a transformational heritage scheme.

32 James Street, which...

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 9:34am
Mayor's budget proposals buck trends

COPELAND Council’s Elected Mayor is bucking the national trend in his budget proposals, according to a new report.

Mike Starkie says that...

Friday, 9 February 2018 - 2:09pm
Competition inspires young recyclers

A CREATIVE competition to inspire the next generation of recyclers has been enjoyed by Bookwell School pupils.

Kaitlyn Fraser, aged ten...

Thursday, 1 February 2018 - 4:47pm
Transformational scheme extended

A TRANSFORMATIONAL town centre scheme, set to revitalise the borough, has been extended to all of Copeland.

The Town Centre Regeneration...

Thursday, 1 February 2018 - 9:18am
Tree vandalised in Whitehaven

A TREE has been vandalised only two days after it was planted in Whitehaven.

Copeland Council planted the malus – a ornamental apple tree...

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 4:38pm
Successful community project looking to expand

A SUCCESSFUL community project is hoping to expand its reach throughout Copeland.

Men in Sheds, which originated on the Mirehouse estate in...

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 4:37pm
Furniture dumped on a rural road in Copeland

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,...

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 4:36pm
Recycling scheme brings new vacancies

COPELAND Council is to take on several new staff - including teams to help deliver the authority's new recycling scheme.

Roles currently...

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 4:35pm
Over 500 residents respond to council campaign

OVER 500 residents responded to a survey as part of Copeland Council’s efforts to encourage improvement in the borough.

The Council...

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 4:34pm
Copeland Mayor sets out budget plans

COPELAND’S Mayor is proposing to limit the council tax increase for residents among his spending plans for the forthcoming year.


Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 4:34pm
Residents urged to sign up to money-saving scheme

COPELAND Council is marking Big Energy Saving Week by urging people to sign up to its money-saving scheme.

The Copeland Big Switch is...

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 4:33pm
Recycling event heads to Millom

Residents in the south of Copeland will get a chance to find out more about a brand new recycling service this weekend.

Copeland Council...

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 4:32pm
Council helps to address community housing need

INDIVIDUALS and groups are being offered expert help to address housing needs in their own communities.

Copeland Council has joined forces...

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 4:31pm
Mayor to hold budget consultation events

COPELAND Mayor Mike Starkie is inviting the borough's business community to hear more about his budget plans.

Mr Starkie will hold two open...

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 4:31pm
Council launches Pride of Place scheme

COPELAND Council are launching a scheme to encourage residents and businesses to take pride in their borough.

The Copeland Pride of Place...

Thursday, 4 January 2018 - 12:02pm
Free festive parking in Copeland

CHRISTMAS shoppers in Copeland can enjoy free parking this festive period thanks to Copeland Borough Council.

The Council has announced...

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - 4:56pm
Copeland residents urged to recycle

COPELAND residents are being encouraged to do their bit for the environment by recycling all their festive packaging this Christmas.


Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - 2:45pm
Council commits to paying Voluntary Living Wage

COPELAND Council has reaffirmed its commitment to pay its staff the Voluntary Living Wage (VLW).

The Living Wage Foundation has announced...

Friday, 15 December 2017 - 9:54am
Council offers festive recycling tips

Copeland residents are being urged to make recycling a part of the festive season.

Coun Mark Holliday, Copeland's portfolio holder for...

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 3:16pm
Furniture dumped in Copeland

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,...

Monday, 11 December 2017 - 10:46am
Pupils enjoy recycling lesson

SCHOOLCHILDREN and residents gathered to get a closer look at Copeland's new kerbside recycling scheme this week.

Copeland Council was...

Friday, 8 December 2017 - 3:50pm
Council Christmas arrangements

COPELAND Borough Council offices (including Market Hall) will be closed from 4.30pm on Friday, December 22 until 9am on Tuesday, January 2.

Friday, 1 December 2017 - 12:39pm
Copeland Hub celebrates first anniversary

A MULTI-AGENCY hub set up to tackle anti-social behaviour in Copeland is celebrating its first anniversary.

Copeland Hub, which is based...

Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 4:24pm
Unemployed residents benefit from work academy

FOUR Copeland residents have secured jobs in the care industry thanks to an employability project.

Lakeland Carers and St George's...

Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 9:02am
Council launches energy scheme

A FREE scheme to help residents save money on their energy bills is set to be launched by Copeland Council in partnership with iChoosr.


Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 11:28am
Recycling Roadshows head to town

NEXT week residents will get a first look at Copeland Council's new recycling service.

There will be two 'recycling roadshows' at...

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 10:14am
Set up your stall at our festive markets

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...

Monday, 27 November 2017 - 10:04am
Council supports victims of domestic violence

VICTIMS of domestic abuse and sexual exploitation can now access increased support services provided by Copeland Borough Council.


Friday, 24 November 2017 - 2:34pm
Council's new service takes shape

COPELAND residents will be given three plastic boxes and one bag when the borough's new recycling service begins next year.

In April 2018...

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 11:09am
Clean Copeland Seas

ALL of Copeland's bathing waters have been declared clean by the Environment Agency - and two have reached the very highest standards of...

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 - 3:23pm
Recycling rejected after contamination

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...

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 - 12:37pm
Community big build project completed

A three-day big build at Seathwaite Community Centre in Mirehouse, Whitehaven, has successfully concluded.

Morgan Sindall, Sellafield Ltd...

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 - 10:27am
Council set to launch new recycling service

COPELAND’S residents will soon benefit from a new doorstep recycling service.

Copeland Borough Council is preparing to launch its new...

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 - 9:09am
New councillor elected to Copeland Council

TOM Higgins has been elected to represent the Egremont South ward on Copeland Borough Council.

Councillor Higgins (Labour) won 354 votes...

Friday, 3 November 2017 - 10:51am
Budget consultation launched

COPELAND Council has launched a consultation into next year’s budget – and wants the public’s views.

The Council must save £1 million in...

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - 3:49pm
Stricter penalties for fly-tippers

COPELAND Council has introduced stricter measures to combat fly-tipping in the borough.

The Council agreed this week to issue culprits...

Friday, 27 October 2017 - 1:32pm
Pubs raise a glass to rates discount

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...

Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 4:26pm
Gary McKee awarded Freedom of Copeland

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...

Friday, 20 October 2017 - 4:22pm
Copeland developments praised

THE high quality of new developments in Copeland has been praised by the borough council’s planning team.

Copeland Council’s planning...

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 11:32am
Community-led housing - find out more

PLACES are still available at a launch event for a community-led housing project. 

Communities in Copeland are being supported to address...

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 3:05pm
Copeland invests in future with apprentices

COPELAND Council is investing in its workforce by welcoming six new apprentices this week.

The new staff members will complete 18-month...

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 1:52pm
First 10 businesses benefit from Mayor’s Scheme

TEN town centre businesses have reaped the rewards of Copeland Mayor Mike Starkie’s transformational regeneration scheme.

Over £35,000 of...

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 8:15am
Sarah Hodgson chops her locks for charity

RECENT bride Sarah Hodgson has chopped off her long locks for charity.

Sarah, who recently got married to her partner of 10 years, decided...

Monday, 16 October 2017 - 10:57am
Mayor to hold public meeting in Seascale

COPELAND Mayor Mike Starkie has announced a public meeting in Seascale.

Mr Starkie will hold the event in Seascale Methodist Church Hall on...

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 4:00pm
Your chance to help shape borough's future

COPELAND residents have the chance to help shape the future of the borough as part of a newly-launched consultation.

Members of the public...

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:59pm
Last Chance to Switch

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...

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:56pm
Roaring success for Whitehaven Market

A BIRTHDAY BONANZA saw people from all corners of the county visit Whitehaven Market on the first anniversary of its relaunch.

Free goody...

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:55pm
Council initiative supports communities

COMMUNITIES in Copeland are being supported to address their own housing needs thanks to a new project.

Copeland Council has joined forces...

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:54pm
Statement on Councillor Michael Guest

Michael Guest, a Copeland Borough Councillor and Whitehaven Town Councillor, was invited to a meeting with Copeland Borough Council to discuss a...

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:46pm
Whitehaven Market’s Big Birthday Bash

A special ‘Big Birthday Bash’ themed market will take place this Saturday, (September 30) featuring a selection of new stalls, entertainment and...

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:45pm
Sir Tony Robinson celebrates launch event

TELEVISION legend Sir Tony Robinson brought history to life as The Beacon Museum’s guest of honour.

Sir Tony met fans, signed autographs...

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:44pm
Mayor cuts ribbon at community transport scheme

COPELAND Mayor Mike Starkie has cut the ribbon to mark the delivery of two new minibuses for the Muncaster Microbus scheme.

The new...

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:43pm
Council's former Chairman makes donation

A SIZEABLE donation has been made to a local charity following a year of fundraising from Copeland Council's former Chairman.

Peter Tyson...

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:42pm
Windy walks around Whitehaven

OVER 50 people attended a series of free guided walks around the historic Whitehaven Marina last weekend, led by The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven in...

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:41pm
Winter is coming

As summer ends and the temperature drops, Copeland Council is helping residents keep warm and save money on their energy bills.


Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:38pm
Copeland Mayor announces new executive line-up

Statement on behalf of Copeland Mayor, Mike Starkie:

Following the recent resignation of Councillor Lena Hogg from the position of Deputy...

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:37pm
Up to £200 available to set up market stalls

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...

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:36pm
Last chance to comment on anti-social behaviour

TIME is running out for people to tell Copeland Council their views on the measures it uses to counter anti-social behaviour.


Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:35pm
New community transport scheme to be launched

COPELAND Mayor Mike Starkie will be cutting the ribbon next week to mark the delivery of two new minibuses for the Muncaster Microbus scheme....

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:31pm
Less than one week left to apply

THERE is less than one week left to apply for one of the six modern apprenticeships up for grabs at Copeland Borough Council.


Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:30pm
Mayor to launch series of public meetings

A SERIES of public meetings organised by Copeland Mayor Mike Starkie begins this week.

Mr Starkie will hold four events across the borough ...

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:29pm
Local teen inspired by Copeland Mayor

LOCAL teenager Ellie McMinn has secured her dream role as an Apprentice Project Manager at Atkins.

Ellie, 18, from Seaton, was inspired to...

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:28pm
Mayor to request council size reduction

MAYOR Mike Starkie will formally request that the number of Copeland councillors is reduced by more than a third.

Mr Starkie will make a...

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:25pm
Council initiative supports communities

COMMUNITIES in Copeland are being supported to address their own housing needs thanks to a new project.

Copeland Council has joined forces...

Friday, 29 September 2017 - 2:58pm
Copeland Council offers domestic violence support

COPELAND Council is helping to support those affected by domestic violence and sexual exploitation with the appointment of a dedicated worker....

Thursday, 31 August 2017 - 10:45am
Hair chop for charity

RECENT Bride Sarah Hodgson will be chopping off her long locks for charity.

Sarah, who recently got married to her partner of 10 years,...

Friday, 25 August 2017 - 10:32am
Mayor to hold series of public meeting

COPELAND Mayor Mike Starkie has announced a series of public meetings.

Mr Starkie will hold four events across the borough next month to...

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 11:54am
Over 100 businesses interested in scheme

OVER 100 businesses have expressed their interest in a transformational £1 million scheme, launched by Copeland Mayor, Mike Starkie.


Monday, 21 August 2017 - 2:18pm
Event celebrates learners' achievements

THE achievements of a group of dedicated learners have been celebrated at a presentation ceremony.

Eight people who work for training...

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 3:08pm
Exciting apprenticeship opportunities

EXCITING new career opportunities are on offer at Copeland Borough Council with six modern apprenticeships up for grabs.

In collaboration...

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 2:34pm
Last chance to have your say

Members of the public have until Friday (August 18) to have their say on a new Draft Conservation Area Design Guide produced by Copeland Borough...

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 1:50pm
Vandals force play park closure

VANDALS have forced the partial closure of a Whitehaven play park.

Copeland Council has been forced to fence off a climbing frame and play...

Friday, 11 August 2017 - 1:37pm
Young people to challenge prejudice

A CREATIVE competition is being held to encourage young people to celebrate diversity and challenge prejudice.

The Beacon Museum in...

Thursday, 10 August 2017 - 5:12pm
Anti-social behaviour consultation launched

COPELAND Council is asking residents and visitors for their views on a raft of measures used to counter anti-social behaviour in the borough....

Thursday, 10 August 2017 - 4:42pm
'Don't feed the seagulls' plea

PLEASE don’t feed the seagulls - that’s the plea being made by Copeland Council in a new campaign leaflet.

Whitehaven, and Copeland’s other...

Thursday, 10 August 2017 - 2:24pm
Copeland to propose drop in councillor numbers

COPELAND Council is set to request its councillor numbers to be reduced by more than a third.

Subject to agreement by the full...

Wednesday, 9 August 2017 - 4:51pm
Copeland Council launches The Big Switch

A FREE scheme to help residents save money on their energy bills has been launched by Copeland Council in partnership with iChoosr.


Tuesday, 8 August 2017 - 9:05am
Clean bill of health for Copeland eateries

COPELAND’S food establishments have reported a clean bill of health for July.

All six venues inspected by Copeland Council’s Environmental...

Friday, 4 August 2017 - 11:48am
New houses earmarked for Whitehaven

COPELAND Council has given outline planning permission for 110 homes to be built in Whitehaven.

The homes are earmarked for a 5.6-hectare...

Wednesday, 2 August 2017 - 5:21pm
Muncaster passes zoo inspection

MUNCASTER Castle has once again passed its official Zoo Licencing Inspection with flying colours.

The inspections, organised by Copeland...

Wednesday, 2 August 2017 - 3:47pm
Free sessions at the Beacon Portal

A STATE-OF-THE-ART conference centre is offering free introductory sessions for organisations across all sectors.

20 free half-day sessions...

Wednesday, 2 August 2017 - 11:17am
Don't lose your vote

RESIDENTS will soon be asked to help Copeland Council update its register of electors.

The annual canvass - where householders are sent a...

Wednesday, 2 August 2017 - 9:30am
Whitehaven pub first to receive Council grant

A WHITEHAVEN town centre pub has become the first successful applicant to a transformational grants scheme.

The Vine, in Market Place, will...

Tuesday, 1 August 2017 - 11:52am
Quality badge for The Beacon Museum

A PRESTIGIOUS qualification has been awarded to The Beacon Museum for its educational activities programme, bringing history to life for children...

Friday, 28 July 2017 - 3:51pm
Launch event for £1 million scheme

A TRANSFORMATIONAL £1 million scheme has been launched to revitalise Copeland and applications open on Monday.

Councillors, media and...

Friday, 28 July 2017 - 1:20pm
Last chance to comment on conservation area plans

TIME is running out for residents to comment on a number of Copeland's conservation areas.

Copeland Council is assessing some of its...

Monday, 24 July 2017 - 1:34pm
Work to start to demolish dilapidated buildings

WORK is planned to start next week to demolish two dilapidated buildings on Whitehaven harbourside.

Copeland Council has confirmed...

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 12:56pm
Council supports safeguarding in Copeland

COPELAND Borough Council staff are being trained to help ensure the area’s most vulnerable residents are protected.

90 per cent of...

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 - 11:13am
Copeland Council to report financial success

COPELAND Council is set to report a £170,000 underspend for the last financial year, its end-of-year accounts reveal.

The figure represents...

Monday, 17 July 2017 - 2:45pm
Fly-tippers strike in Cleator Moor

A LARGE number of household items have been found dumped in Cleator Moor.

Among the items left in an alley between Duke Street and Queen...

Friday, 14 July 2017 - 1:20pm
Homelessness prevention statistics

COPELAND Council’s housing team prevented 218 households from becoming homeless in the last year, new figures reveal.

During the past year...

Thursday, 13 July 2017 - 2:39pm
Ceremony to mark Campus Whitehaven construction

An official ceremony to mark the start of construction of the new Campus Whitehaven took place on site today. The event brought together...

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 3:25pm
Copeland Council attends national nuclear event

REPRESENTATIVES of Copeland Council have joined other local authorities proposed to host nuclear new-build at a national gathering.


Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 1:58pm
Warning letters sent by Council's Enforcement team

ELEVEN warning letters have been sent by Copeland Council’s Enforcement team over the past three months.

In addition to the warning letters...

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 1:04pm
Clean-up blitz for Whitehaven town centre

WHITEHAVEN town centre is benefiting from a clean-up blitz.

Copeland Council and Whitehaven Town Council have joined forces for the...

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 8:53am
Millom Recreation Centre Revamp

AMBITIOUS plans for a leisure centre revamp have taken a major step forward.

The proposal sought for the extension and alteration of the...

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 11:24am
Market stalls during Taste Cumbria Festival

TIME is running out for traders to grab themselves a stall during July’s Taste Cumbria Summer Festival.

Copeland Council is offering...

Friday, 7 July 2017 - 11:25am
Council staff showcase career opportunities

PUPILS have received an insight into the range of opportunities working in local government at a successful careers event.

Five members of...

Thursday, 6 July 2017 - 5:22pm
Mayor launches ground-breaking £1 million scheme

A REVOLUTIONARY £1 million scheme has been launched to transform Copeland’s towns – and applications open in two weeks’ time.

Mike Starkie...

Thursday, 6 July 2017 - 8:20am
Community clean-up for Mirehouse estate

OVER 30 bags of rubbish were collected during a community clean-up of the Mirehouse estate in Whitehaven.

The litter-pick was organised by...

Tuesday, 4 July 2017 - 2:32pm
Two Whitehaven town centre properties renovated

TWO Whitehaven town centre properties have received a major refurbishment thanks to a transformational heritage scheme.

48-50 Market Place...

Monday, 3 July 2017 - 3:58pm
Draft Conservation Area Design Guide

A NEW guide has been produced in order to help enhance and maintain the rich heritage of the borough’s conservation areas, and Copeland Council...

Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 12:55pm
Residents urged to report empty homes

COPELAND residents are being asked to identify empty homes in their neighbourhoods.

Copeland Council has a dedicated Empty Homes Officer...

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 - 4:17pm
Market stalls on offer during Summer Festival

COPELAND council is offering six lucky traders the chance to hire a market stall during the upcoming Taste Cumbria Summer Festival.


Tuesday, 27 June 2017 - 4:07pm
Council to capitalise on World Heritage status

COPELAND Borough Council has pledged to make the most of the opportunities that could come from the Lake District gaining World Heritage Site (WHS...

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 9:23am
Food and hygiene standards scheme launched

A UNIQUE scheme has been launched by Copeland Council to improve the food and hygiene standards of local takeaway establishments.



Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 8:27am
Distington bypass clean up

Over 120 bags of rubbish were cleared from a well-used dual carriageway in Copeland recently.

Copeland Borough council staff worked...

Monday, 19 June 2017 - 3:08pm
New councillor elected - Millom Newtown Ward

A NEW councillor has been elected to represent the Newtown ward on Copeland Council.

Councillor Ged McGrath who resides at the The Green,...

Friday, 16 June 2017 - 10:56am
Careers in Copeland

A PLETHORA of job vacancies are currently up for grabs at Copeland Borough Council.

Six job vacancies are currently open for application...

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 4:12pm
What makes conservation areas special?

COPELAND Council is assessing some of its conservation areas in preparation for major investment on the borough - and it wants to hear from the...

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 3:31pm
Top marks for Millom eateries

MILLOM eateries are among the most hygienic in Copeland, current ratings reveal.

Almost 97 per cent of premises in the town have achieved...

Friday, 9 June 2017 - 12:14pm
Waste teams issue vehicles plea

COPELAND residents are being asked to keep their roads clear of parked vehicles on bin collection days.

Copeland Council has issued the...

Friday, 9 June 2017 - 12:06pm
Clean up campaign for Copeland's Beaches

COPELAND’S beaches will benefit from a summer-long clean-up scheme.

Two seasonal cleaners have been taken on by Copeland Council to focus...

Friday, 9 June 2017 - 11:38am
Science Extravaganza at The Beacon Museum

A SCIENTIFIC extravaganza was held at The Beacon Museum today (Wednesday).

Over 80 children from local schools, Distington Community and...

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 - 5:11pm
Copeland Big Switch could boost economy

COPELAND residents are being offered an average saving of £148 through the borough's latest energy buying scheme - and research shows these...

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 - 9:19am
Mayor opens memorial garden

A VILLAGE'S new memorial beach garden has marked its official opening.

Mike Starkie, mayor of Copeland, attended the ribbon-cutting at the...

Friday, 2 June 2017 - 11:04am
Busy year for council's enforcement team

ENFORCEMENT officers at Copeland Council dealt with 900 call-outs over the past 12 months, new figures reveal.

Of the total incidents that...

Friday, 26 May 2017 - 3:44pm
Council highlights penalties for building offences

COPELAND Council has highlighted to builders that they can face a large fine if they fail to comply with its regulations.

The council has...

Friday, 26 May 2017 - 3:21pm
Council staff to the rescue

COPELAND Council's waste staff have been extra-busy being good Samaritans recently.

In just one week, they went above and beyond the call...

Monday, 22 May 2017 - 9:36am
Town trail for budding mini historians

BRINGING Whitehaven’s rich history to life were a group of local schoolchildren who enjoyed a trail through town yesterday (Thursday, May 18)....

Friday, 19 May 2017 - 12:03pm
Fly-tippers blight rural road

FLY-TIPPERS have dumped a large amount of cables and wiring on a rural Copeland road.

The cables were left on the roadside between Pica and...

Friday, 19 May 2017 - 9:33am
Lottery boss visits Whitehaven

THE BEACON Museum was delighted to welcome Nathan Lee, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund North West on Friday (12 May).

Mr Lee and his...

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - 1:17pm
All change for disabled swimmers

A BRAND new disabled changing area was opened to the public today at the Copeland Pool and Fitness Centre.

Mayor Mike Starkie cut the...

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 3:36pm
Local dinner lady sets out her stall

BUDDING baker and ex dinner lady Mandy Robinson has embarked on a new venture selling her home bakes at her local markets.

Mandy is...

Friday, 12 May 2017 - 11:09am
The Beacon shortlisted for prestigious award

THE Beacon museum has been shortlisted for a prestigious tourism award.

The Whitehaven harbourside attraction has been shortlisted in the '...

Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 3:23pm
Copeland Council elects new chairman


COPELAND Council has appointed Alistair Norwood as its new chairman for 2017/18.

Councillor Norwood said he was “humbled” to take...

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 1:02pm
Former mayor Ossy Coyles memory will be honoured


A RESPECTED and loved former mayor of Copeland will be honoured by the renaming of a council chamber in his memory.



Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 11:50am
Gary McKee to be awarded Freedom of Copeland

MARATHON man Gary McKee is to be awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Copeland.

Mr McKee, who has raised over £300,000 for Macmillan...

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 11:17am
Copeland tackles obesity

COPELAND Council has pledged to play its part in tackling obesity.
The authority has signed up to the Cumbria-wide Healthy Weight...

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 10:45am
Disabled facilities transformed in Copeland

A state-of-the-art disabled changing area will be unveiled next week at the Copeland Pool and Fitness Centre.

The facility - funded by...

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 - 9:53am
Free market stalls for new traders

AN EXCITING opportunity has arisen for budding stallholders to have a go at selling products at their local market - for free.

To celebrate...

Monday, 8 May 2017 - 1:29pm
Mayor issues statement on Moorside power station


Copeland's mayor Mike Starkie has issued the following statement on the news that plans for the Moorside nuclear power station in West...

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - 4:15pm
Oswald Coyles memory could be honoured

A RESPECTED former mayor of Copeland could be honoured by the renaming of a council chamber in his memory.

Oswald Coyles – known as Ossy –...

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - 1:08pm
£25,000 awarded to employment support project

A FIVE-FIGURE cash boost will enhance the employment prospects of Copeland residents.

Copeland Council has donated £25,000 to The Phoenix...

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - 11:28am
Creating Careers in Cumbria Programme

ELEVEN local unemployed residents have celebrated their graduation today (Friday) from the Creating Careers in Cumbria programme.


Friday, 28 April 2017 - 3:33pm
Date for Copeland Council's Annual General Meeting

RESIDENTS are invited to attend Copeland Borough Council's Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 9 at 2pm in Egremont Market Hall.

Members of the...

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 - 2:30pm
New woman at the helm of Whitehaven Market

THE new woman at the helm of Whitehaven Market is relishing the chance to bring "an injection of life" into the historic attraction.


Thursday, 20 April 2017 - 10:01am
Scheme launched to help save residents money

A FREE scheme to help residents save money on their energy bills has been launched by Copeland Council.

The Copeland Big Switch returns...

Monday, 10 April 2017 - 3:53pm
Success for planning team


THE planning team at Copeland Council is celebrating a remarkable turnaround in its fortunes over the last 12 months....

Friday, 7 April 2017 - 4:35pm
Council reaffirms green commitment

COPELAND Council has reaffirmed its commitment to a cleaner, greener environment.

At yesterday's full council meeting, Copeland's members...

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 2:55pm
Copeland Hosts National Nuclear Conference

Copeland Borough Council is proud to announce it will be hosting this year's New Nuclear Local Authorities Group Conference.

The Conference...

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - 3:43pm
Apprentice boost for local firms

A GROWING Copeland business has been able to take on two apprentices through the Copeland Work & Skills Partnership.

Horse and Husky, a...

Monday, 13 March 2017 - 11:57am
Town centre health check

COPELAND Council is undertaking a large scale study to gauge the economic health of its town centres – and businesses and the public are asked to...

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 10:34am
Farewell to Festive Fats

Copeland Council is urging people to help protect our seawaters during this festive season.

The council is supporting the #Binit4Beaches...

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 1:45pm
Copeland Council arrangements for festive season

Copeland Council is putting out some useful information about its services over the festive period.


The council’s opening hours...

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 12:11pm
Copeland's Big Switch

COPELAND Council is launching a scheme to help residents save money on their energy bills.

And the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and...

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 - 4:30pm
Better chances for Copeland children

Tuesday November 22 2016. For immediate release


PARTNERS have come together to create better lives for...

Monday, 28 November 2016 - 10:32am
Helping hand for Copeland job seekers

Tuesday November 22 2016. For immediate release

UNEMPLOYED Copeland residents could step confidently towards work through a new scheme....

Monday, 28 November 2016 - 10:29am
Copeland's beaches make the grade

COPELAND'S four bathing beaches - managed by Copeland Borough Council - are all clean and two have excellent water cleanliness.

St Bees...

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - 9:20am
Pupils take a seat for history lesson

Wednesday October 19 2016. For immediate release
SCHOOLCHILDREN are to have their poetry inscribed on benches in Whitehaven. As part of the...

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 - 4:34pm
More skills for Copeland

Skills and learning organisations in West Cumbria will soon have more staff qualified to give the best advice and guidance to their clients.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - 2:44pm
Egremont ward changes - give your view

COPELAND Council is asking Egremont people for their views on a proposed change to electoral ward boundaries.

The Community Governance...

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - 11:19am
Parks team among the best

COPELAND Council's parks team has reached the finals of a prestigious awards programme.

The staff were shortlisted by the Association of...

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 - 4:01pm
Finance Update 29 June 2016

Finance Update 29 June 2016

We would like to keep you updated on changes to the Council’s finances caused by a combination...

Friday, 1 July 2016 - 10:40am
Copeland focuses on work and skills

COPELAND Council is spearheading a series of projects aimed at boosting the borough's job prospects.

Supported through Copeland Work and...

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 - 2:54pm
Mayor calls public meetings after NuGen letters


Following concerns from residents, Copeland Mayor Mike Starkie has called two public meetings to discuss developments linked to the ...

Thursday, 31 March 2016 - 3:58pm
NuGen statement on community letters,

In response to concerns raised by members of the community, NuGen wishes to take the opportunity to apologise for any confusion or concern caused...

Thursday, 24 March 2016 - 10:34am
New Market Hall office celebrated in sculpture

Copeland Council will officially open its new offices in Whitehaven Market Hall today, Monday, February 29, 2016.

To mark the opening,...

Monday, 29 February 2016 - 10:59am
Copeland waste service tops table

Copeland Council has scored top marks for its great value waste collection services.

The authority came first among 35 other authorities...

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 10:38am
Mayor joins police for fact finding night patrol

Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie delivered on a promise to take to the beat with local police, to see for himself the issues facing people living...

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 4:55pm
Cemeteries prepare for spring

Cemeteries in Copeland are due for their regular maintenance to prepare the grounds for spring.

The work will take place from February 15...

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 2:56pm
Parks team excellence


Copeland Council has been ranked top in the UK for the value-for-money way it looks after its open spaces.

The council’s parks and...

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 - 4:14pm
Cardboard recycling banks re-open

Copeland Council now has its card recycling banks back in action.

The banks had been taken away after large-scale and repeated...

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 - 11:49am
2015 Household Flood Payment Scheme (Cumbria)

Please be advised that the information contained on this page could be subject to change once clarification is received from the...

Monday, 21 December 2015 - 11:56am
Copeland's Christmas arrangements

Copeland Council is putting out useful festive information to make sure the Christmas holidays go smoothly.

Information including bin...

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 - 4:07pm
Have your say on Copeland's budget

Copeland Borough Council is calling on people to offer their views on the draft corporate plan and budget strategy.

Every year the council...

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 - 3:56pm
Flytippers force card recycling suspension

Cardboard collection at all of Copeland’s recycling sites has been suspended after recycling banks were heavily contaminated with non-cardboard...

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 11:32am
Copeland Open for Business goes global



A unique video of Copeland, which welcomed more than 300 representatives from businesses across the UK to...

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 - 11:29am
New alarm regulations on agenda for Landlords'

New regulations affecting landlords were discussed at a forum run by Copeland Borough Council for property owners in the borough.


Friday, 2 October 2015 - 3:09pm
Copeland starts new boundary review

Copeland councillors agreed to move forward with a review of the borough’s boundaries at last night's full Council meeting (October 1).


Friday, 2 October 2015 - 3:07pm
Mayor’s regalia open to the people of Copeland

Former civic mayors of Copeland joined the current chairman of council Cllr John Kane and Copeland’s last civic mayor Eileen Eastwood yesterday,...

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 2:57pm
Hensingham Community Clean Up

Hensingham pulls together for clear-up


Wednesday September 9 2015. For...

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 - 10:11am
Cumbria Deal Statement

“Today the leaders of the Cumbrian public sector, supported by the private sector led Local Enterprise Partnership and colleagues from partner...

Friday, 4 September 2015 - 1:10pm
Poster urges public to help ease seagull nuisance



The public are being asked to help reduce the nuisance being caused by seagulls in a poster produced by Copeland Borough Council...

Friday, 28 August 2015 - 4:37pm
Mayor meets traders at successful farmer's market

Traders at a popular West Cumbrian farmers’ market have been sharing the secrets of their commercial success with the mayor of Copeland Mike...

Friday, 28 August 2015 - 9:51am
Mayor launches Community Forum

The Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie hosted the inaugural meeting of the Copeland Community Forum, giving every sector of life in...

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 - 4:55pm
Putting the pride back into Copeland

Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie is set to relaunch the Pride in Copeland awards to recognise the great achievements being made by owners of...

Monday, 24 August 2015 - 3:52pm
Interpreting Copeland's Coasts Cycle Event

Cycle Relay to Launch Copeland’s New Interpretation Boards



Tuesday, 18 August 2015 - 10:08am
Grants Promote Independence

Grants promote independence

Monday August 17 2015.  For immediate release

Monday, 17 August 2015 - 11:08am
Copeland Community Fund is looking to recruit

The Copeland Community Fund is looking to recruit up to 3 Independent Board Members to serve a two year term on the Copeland Community Fund...

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 - 11:32am
Colourful choice at Market Hall

Copeland Council is seeking the public’s help in deciding the colour of an iconic building in Whitehaven.

Work is continuing on the Market...

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 2:27pm
Fun day helping out Haig

Fun free day helping out at Haig


Tuesday July 11 2015. For immediate release...

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 2:20pm
Business Broadband Vouchers

Copeland businesses with a CA postcode looking to update to a faster, more reliable internet connection can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 as...

Friday, 7 August 2015 - 4:27pm
Second Annual Canvas Press Release

Keep your right to vote

Monday August 3 2015.  For immediate release


Monday, 3 August 2015 - 11:16am
NuGen project stage one consultation response


Response to NuGen Moorside project...

Friday, 31 July 2015 - 2:22pm
Fair waste collections for holiday lets

Copeland Council is ensuring a fair and equal system for all council tax payers in the borough by cracking down on businesses who...

Thursday, 30 July 2015 - 2:59pm
Council meetings hit the road

The Executive committee meeting, on Tuesday August 4 at Millom Network Centre, marks the first such meeting outside Whitehaven in several years....

Thursday, 30 July 2015 - 2:55pm
Youngsters gear up to learn

Tuesday July 21 2015


Young cyclists from Whitehaven Harbour Youth Club are to get the skills they need to fix their bikes...

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 - 5:13pm
Celebrating seasonal food

Wednesday July 22 2015.  For immediate release


Two free events celebrating fresh, seasonal fruit and...

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 - 5:10pm
Action against misuse of recycling service

Following continued misuse Copeland Council has suspended garden waste collections for seven householders who repeatedly put...

Monday, 13 July 2015 - 10:41am
Discover the Mysteries of Victorian Whitehaven

Go back in time with the team at the Beacon Museum this weekend (Saturday July 11) and explore industrial Victorian Whitehaven as...

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 - 5:03pm
Voters urged to update details


Tuesday July 7 2015.  For immediate release

Copeland Council is urging everyone to update...

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 - 4:32pm
New telephone number for Copeland Council


Copeland Borough Council is introducing a new, one-stop-shop telephone number for all enquiries about the services they...

Monday, 8 June 2015 - 9:45am
Free Canine Healthchecks

Wednesday 3 June 2015.  For immediate release


COPELAND residents are invited to bring their dogs along...

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 - 11:25am
Heritage Help


Copeland volunteers spread Heritage word



Wednesday, 3 June 2015 - 11:23am
An Evening on the Pull...

Wednesday June 3 2015


A FUN hands–on activity learning about and removing invasive weeds is to take...

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 - 11:20am
Copeland’s award-winning beaches

Issued 22 May, 2015 for immediate use.


Three of Copeland’s beautiful beaches have won a sought-after...

Friday, 22 May 2015 - 11:57am
Whitehaven Parish Council hold first meeting

Release date: 22 May 2015.  For immediate release


The first Whitehaven Parish Council meeting was held...

Friday, 22 May 2015 - 11:00am
Join the Chicken Challenge

Join the Chicken Challenge and let’s halve campylobacter food poisoning

Release date:  2015.  ...

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - 9:21am
Castle Park closes for road refurbishment

COPELAND Borough Council would like to inform the public that there will be some road disruptions affecting users of Castle Park on Wednesday,...

Monday, 11 May 2015 - 3:57pm
Beacon Museum Cumbria Tourism Awards


The Beacon Museum is a finalist in the 2015 Cumbria Tourism Awards, just two months after receiving a VisitEngland Welcome Accolade....

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 3:58pm
Hands-on construction courses

Tuesday 28 April 2015.  For immediate release

 COPELAND residents and builders can get their hands dirty at free...

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 10:16am
Caring homes for strays

Monday 20 April  2015.  For immediate release

COPELAND Council is continuing its good work with a local kennels to rehome stray dogs.

Monday, 20 April 2015 - 10:15am
Candidates quizzed at Youth Question Time

Release date: 14 April 2015.  For immediate release

In a bid to get more young people engaged in democracy,...

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 11:49am
Mayoral Youth Question Time – Have Your Say

Release date: 8th April 2015.  For immediate release


WITH only one month left until the elections,...

Wednesday, 8 April 2015 - 9:32am
New plans for former Kangol factory

Copeland Council has given the green light to plans that will allow the transformation of a former Copeland factory.

The Kangol factory in...

Friday, 27 March 2015 - 3:48pm
Council's Easter arrangements

Tuesday 24 March 2015.  For immediate release

COPELAND Council is providing some handy information about their...

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 11:31am
Council marks Commonwealth Day

Wednesday March 4 2015.

COPELAND Borough Council is once again celebrating Commonwealth Day with a short ceremony in St Nicholas’ Gardens,...

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 11:24am
Copeland Council Offers Enhanced Bin Services

Release date: Tuesday 03 March 2015.  For immediate release

COPELAND Council is offering an enhanced service to...

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 - 4:03pm
Wildflower Event to be held in Egremont

Tuesday March 3 2015. For immediate release


EGREMONT Castle grounds will be getting wilder and brighter...

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 - 10:21am
Copeland leads way in safeguarding children

Tuesday February 3 2015. For immediate release

COPELAND Council is the first in Cumbria to train every single staff member...

Friday, 20 February 2015 - 11:36am
Look before you book this Valentine’s Day

Release date: 11 February 2015.  For immediate release

The last thing you want to...

Friday, 20 February 2015 - 11:23am
Find out more about standing for election

Release date: 12 February  2015.  For immediate release

COPELAND Council is running informative briefing sessions...

Friday, 20 February 2015 - 10:56am
Preparing cemeteries for spring

Release date: 17 Feb 2015. For immediate release

All Copeland cemeteries including Whitehaven, Hensingham, Millom, Nether...

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - 4:47pm
Register to Vote or Lose Out

Release date: 17 Feb 2015.  For immediate release

Copeland Borough Council is urging local residents not yet...

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - 12:38pm
US Navy Attaché visits Beacon Museum

Release date:  11 February 2015.  For immediate release

THE Beacon Museum welcomed US Navy Defence Attaché,...

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 2:25pm
Householders could be eligible for flood grants

Monday January 19 2015. For immediate release.

THERE is still time for Copeland householders to apply for grants...

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 11:37am
Copeland continues grants to parish councils

Wednesday January 21, 2015. For immediate release

COPELAND Council is to continue funding parish councils despite...

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 11:22am
NCL joins forces with GLL

NCL joins forces with GLL to strengthen Social Enterprise in leisure centres in the North

North Country Leisure (NCL) has...

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 11:14am
Plan sees growth and prosperity for Copeland

Release date Tuesday 13 January 2015.  For immediate release

COPELAND Borough Council has today (13January)...

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 11:06am
Local firms asked to bid for heritage projects

 Monday February 9 2015.  For immediate release


COPELAND Council is inviting local builders to get...

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 10:49am
US Navy Attaché to visit Beacon Museum

Release date:  9 February 2015.  For immediate release

THE Beacon Museum will welcome...

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 10:39am
Are You Being Served?

Wednesday January 7 2015. For immediate release

COPELAND Borough Council wants your views on the way it deals...

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 10:36am
Beacon receives £900,993 grant

Release date: 26 January 2015. For immediate release

Plans to expand the Beacon Museum are a step closer today (January 26...

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 4:32pm
Budget recommendations for Copeland Council

Release date Thursday 8 January 2015.  For immediate release

FOLLOWING Copeland Borough Council’s six-week budget...

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 4:29pm
Civic Hall welcomes new tenants

Release date: 20 January 2015. For immediate release

Whitehaven Civic Hall reopens this week as the first new tenant hosts...

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 4:27pm