Copeland Borough Council - Press releases

Copeland Borough Council’s Communications team is the first point of contact for all media enquiries.

  • Communications and Engagement Manager, Andrew Clarke, on 01946 598353, or at
  • Senior Communications and Engagement Officer, Christina Cremins, on 01946 598390 or at
  • Communications Officer, Leila Cox, on 01946 598315 or at
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      Garden waste collections reach end of season

      IT'S TIME for a last garden tidy - Copeland Council's green waste collection service concludes for the year on Friday November 15.


      Monday, 21 October 2019 - 2:29pm
      Council to reduce number of small recycling sites

      FOLLOWING a successful shift in the way residents recycle, Copeland Council will reduce the number of small recycling sites it operates by the end...

      Monday, 14 October 2019 - 9:26am
      Mayor quizzes supermarkets on policies

      COPELAND’S Mayor has written to the borough's supermarkets to seek assurances over their environmental commitments.

      Mike Starkie has sent...

      Friday, 11 October 2019 - 3:38pm
      Winter blooms to support pollinators in Copeland

      MORE than 45,000 bulbs were planted in Whitehaven last week to support pollination across West Cumbria.

      A team of Copeland Council staff...

      Wednesday, 9 October 2019 - 12:20pm
      Council scoops prestigious national award

      COPELAND Borough Council is celebrating winning a prestigious national award.

      The council’s Recycle for Copeland campaign was named...

      Monday, 7 October 2019 - 4:50pm
      Council's Recycle Week a resounding success

      NATIONAL Recycle Week was a resounding success for Copeland Borough Council, which went out into the community to share the recycling message....

      Tuesday, 1 October 2019 - 12:06pm
      Apprentice subsidy available for Copeland firms

      BUSINESSES in Copeland can now take advantage of a new subsidy to encourage apprentice employment.

      Small-sized employers across the...

      Monday, 30 September 2019 - 4:44pm
      Copeland and Allerdale sign MoU

      COPELAND Borough Council and Allerdale Borough Council are proposing to establish joint working and collaborative arrangements for the communities...

      Friday, 27 September 2019 - 11:01am
      Katie to lead Copeland’s tourism agenda

      MAKING Copeland “the place to be” for visitors is the aim of Copeland Council’s newly-appointed Tourism Sector Development Officer.


      Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 11:03am
      Copeland is buzzing about new wildlife project

      WORK will begin on an exciting project to protect and reintroduce pollinators in Copeland this week.

      Volunteers are urged to take part in...

      Wednesday, 25 September 2019 - 2:36pm
      Whitehaven pubs sign up to Best Bar None

      SEVEN licensed premises in Whitehaven have applied for a prestigious national accreditation.

      The premises have signed up to be part of...

      Wednesday, 25 September 2019 - 12:03pm
      Crematorium to hold Awareness Week service

      A SPECIAL event is being held at Distington Hall Crematorium to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week.

      The event, on Tuesday, October 15 (7pm to...

      Tuesday, 24 September 2019 - 3:28pm
      Council launches town centre survey

      COPELAND Council has launched a survey to gauge views on Whitehaven town centre.

      The survey has been produced to help inform the council’s...

      Tuesday, 24 September 2019 - 9:04am
      Support available to empty homes' owners

      COPELAND Council is urging owners of empty homes to access its support to help bring their property back into use.

      The council is using...

      Monday, 23 September 2019 - 9:38am
      Copeland Council launches Commercial Strategy

      COPELAND Council has launched its new Commercial Strategy – and is currently recruiting a new senior officer to help lead its delivery.


      Wednesday, 18 September 2019 - 9:47am
      Copeland lights up skyline for Recycle Week

      COPELAND Council will celebrate National Recycle Week in style, with several events and initiatives.

      The week runs from September 23-29 and...

      Tuesday, 17 September 2019 - 2:52pm
      Businesses offered workforce subsidy

      A NEW subsidy is being made available to businesses in Copeland to help develop their workforce.

      Small-sized employers in the borough can...

      Thursday, 12 September 2019 - 1:21pm
      Whitehaven parade to mark VJ Day

      RESIDENTS are invited to get involved with an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day in Whitehaven next year.


      Tuesday, 3 September 2019 - 11:26am
      Copeland council sets out ambitions for the future

      COPELAND Council launched its housing strategy today (Friday) setting out its ambitions for the future.

      The pillar document highlights the...

      Friday, 30 August 2019 - 3:16pm
      Returning Household Enquiry Forms

      COPELAND Council is urging residents to return their Household Enquiry Forms.

      Every property in Copeland is sent the form and residents...

      Wednesday, 7 August 2019 - 3:37pm
      Mayor visits new specialist security firm

      TWO former soldiers have launched a specialist security and training firm in Whitehaven.

      Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland, visited Lee...

      Friday, 2 August 2019 - 2:35pm
      Crematorium revamp plans approved

      PLANS for a major improvement scheme at Distington Hall Crematorium have been given the go-ahead.

      Copeland Council’s Planning Panel today (...

      Wednesday, 24 July 2019 - 3:02pm
      Copeland pushes for more community-led housing

      COPELAND Council is partnering in an exciting new Cumbria and Lancaster Community Led Housing Hub.

      The hub encourages communities to combat...

      Wednesday, 24 July 2019 - 11:08am
      Copeland’s green spaces celebrated

      COPELAND Council celebrated Love Parks Week (July 12 – 21) with a host of activities enjoyed by residents, councillors and employees.


      Wednesday, 24 July 2019 - 10:38am
      Eric to lead innovative coastal project

      PLANS for an innovative and ambitious coastal challenge route have taken a step forward with the appointment of a project leader.

      Tuesday, 23 July 2019 - 2:54pm
      Householders urged to make waste collection checks

      HOUSEHOLDERS in Copeland are being urged to ensure that their bulky waste is being disposed of by an appropriately licensed collector.


      Tuesday, 23 July 2019 - 9:57am
      Copeland Mayor urges residents to give blood

      Copeland Mayor, Mike Starkie is urging residents to sign up to the blood donor register. 

      Each year the NHS needs new donors to replace...

      Friday, 19 July 2019 - 3:43pm
      Bright future ahead for Copeland students

      THE FUTURE is bright for Copeland pupils as they graduate from innovative award scheme.

      In total 110 students from Bookwell School,...

      Friday, 19 July 2019 - 10:24am
      Business boost for Copeland

      A TOTAL of 129 businesses were opened or relaunched in Copeland during the last year, new figures reveal.

      Copeland Council has reported the...

      Thursday, 18 July 2019 - 12:38pm
      Council supports people with Facilities Grants

      COPELAND Council has supported almost 150 residents to live safely and independently in their own homes during the last year, new figures reveal...

      Monday, 15 July 2019 - 4:26pm
      Boost for Whitehaven transformation plans

      AN AMBITIOUS vision to transform Whitehaven in a multi-million-pound scheme has taken a major step forward.

      Copeland Borough Council has...

      Wednesday, 10 July 2019 - 9:57am
      Vandals force extended play area closure

      VANDALS have forced a play area in Hensingham, Whitehaven to remain closed to the public.

      Copeland Council was forced to close Rosebank...

      Thursday, 4 July 2019 - 9:38am
      Mayor's statement on maternity decision

      Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland, has made the following statement on today's decision to retain consultant-led maternity at the West Cumberland...

      Wednesday, 3 July 2019 - 3:47pm
      £100,000 face lift for Whitehaven building

      UNION Hall, one of Whitehaven’s most prominent buildings, has completed a remarkable £100,000 transformation.

      Building owner, Donald Dixon...

      Wednesday, 3 July 2019 - 3:45pm
      Council celebrates in Love Parks Week

      COPELAND Council is to celebrate Love Parks week with a host of events in Castle Park, Whitehaven. 

      Love Parks Week runs from Friday July...

      Tuesday, 2 July 2019 - 4:34pm
      Deer found in recycling bank

      COPELAND Council is urging people to use recycling sites responsibly after a decaying deer carcass was found in a cardboard bank.

      The dead...

      Tuesday, 2 July 2019 - 2:35pm
      Copeland benefits from £900k pollinator project

      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...

      Tuesday, 2 July 2019 - 2:30pm
      Crisis training for Council staff

      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...

      Tuesday, 2 July 2019 - 2:29pm
      Copeland Council begins annual electoral canvass

      COPELAND'S annual electoral canvass begins this week, and residents are being urged not to lose their right to vote.


      The annual...

      Monday, 1 July 2019 - 5:10pm
      Copeland Council helps to tackle child poverty

      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...

      Friday, 28 June 2019 - 11:19am
      Council brings empty homes back into use

      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...

      Thursday, 27 June 2019 - 2:39pm
      We join the fight to tackle antisocial behaviour

      COPELAND Borough Council has issued two Public Space Protection Orders in an effort to tackle anti-social behaviour in the borough.


      Wednesday, 26 June 2019 - 3:02pm
      Council pledges support for armed services

      COPELAND Council has pledged its commitment to a culture of mutual support between the community and the armed forces.

      Ahead of Saturday’s...

      Wednesday, 26 June 2019 - 2:34pm
      Community revitalises Mirehouse Community Centre

      MAYFIELD School students joined local organisations to give Mirehouse Community Centre a revamp on Monday (June 24).

      The students spent...

      Wednesday, 26 June 2019 - 10:41am
      Council's Housing team helps prevent homelessness

      COPELAND Council’s Housing team prevented 143 households from becoming homeless in the last year, new figures reveal.

      More than 500 people...

      Thursday, 20 June 2019 - 2:44pm
      Council to support private landlords in Copeland

      COPELAND Council is offering a wealth of information and guidance to private landlords who have properties in the borough.

      A dedicated...

      Thursday, 20 June 2019 - 12:40pm
      Council helps 50 stray dogs

      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...

      Thursday, 20 June 2019 - 9:46am
      Senior planner praises Copeland

      THE UK’s most senior town planner has praised Whitehaven’s “superb heritage and great ambition” during a visit to town.

      Ian Tant, President...

      Monday, 17 June 2019 - 4:22pm
      Council launches polling station consultation

      COPELAND Council is inviting the public to comment on the polling arrangements it uses for elections.

      The council is carrying out its five...

      Monday, 17 June 2019 - 2:15pm
      Statement on plastic recycling

      Copeland Council has issued the following statement on plastic recycling:

      “Following footage of the irresponsible disposal of plastic...

      Thursday, 13 June 2019 - 12:36pm
      Council creates two tourism jobs

      COPELAND Council is driving forward its tourism agenda with the recruitment of two members of staff dedicated to attracting more visitors to the...

      Friday, 7 June 2019 - 9:31am
      £650k cash injection for borough’s buildings

      MORE than £650k has been invested in improving the appearance of commercial premises across the borough.

      Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland,...

      Thursday, 6 June 2019 - 2:19pm
      Council issues 'don't feed the seagulls' plea

      THE seagull nesting season is still underway and Copeland residents are being urged not to feed the birds.

      Nesting gulls can be...

      Thursday, 6 June 2019 - 11:35am
      Crematorium to mark Father's Day

      A SPECIAL memorial ceremony is being held in the grounds of Distington Hall Crematorium next week to mark Father’s Day.

      A tree-planting...

      Wednesday, 5 June 2019 - 12:13pm
      Mayor mucks in to help birthday celebrations

      COPELAND Mayor Mike Starkie donned chefs' whites to help a not-for-profit cafe celebrate its 10th birthday this week.

      Cafe West in...

      Tuesday, 4 June 2019 - 3:41pm
      Top marks for boarding establishments

      TWO Copeland animal boarding establishments are celebrating achieving top marks in a new council ratings system.

      Tutehill Boarding Kennels...

      Thursday, 30 May 2019 - 9:48am
      Planning team is one of UK's best

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


      Thursday, 30 May 2019 - 9:38am
      Council submits plans for crematorium revamp

      PLANS have been submitted for a major improvement scheme at Distington Hall Crematorium.

      The plans, lodged this week by Architects Plus on...

      Friday, 24 May 2019 - 10:25am
      Council staff net big win for charity

      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...

      Friday, 24 May 2019 - 9:30am
      Tributes paid to outgoing councillors

      TRIBUTES have been paid to a “dedicated and hard working” group of former councillors who gave over 300 years’ combined service to Copeland.

      Thursday, 23 May 2019 - 9:40am
      Council's new Executive appointed at AGM

      COPELAND Council officially appointed its new Executive Committee at its Annual General Meeting yesterday.

      The five person committee, led...

      Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - 1:14pm
      Copeland's new Chair and Deputy sworn in

      COPELAND Council appointed its new Chair and her deputy at its Annual General Meeting yesterday.

      Coun Joan Hully took over the Chairmanship...

      Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - 1:11pm
      Council domestic abuse support service saves lives

      MORE THAN 100 people affected by domestic violence have been supported by Copeland Council.

      Since the Council introduced a specialist role...

      Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - 10:47am
      Beach cleaners in action for the summer

      COPELAND Council has employed extra help to ensure its beaches stay pristine this summer.

      The council takes on two seasonal beach cleaners...

      Monday, 20 May 2019 - 3:59pm
      Copeland Council in Living Wage accreditation

      COPELAND Council has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

      The council has achieved the endorsement from the Living Wage Foundation...

      Monday, 20 May 2019 - 3:28pm
      Council's bank holiday arrangements

      COPELAND Borough Council's offices will be closed this coming bank holiday Monday, May 27. 

      There will be no household waste, garden or...

      Monday, 20 May 2019 - 12:14pm
      Work starts on crematorium investment

      WORK has started on a significant investment programme at Distington Hall Crematorium.


      Preparatory work is now under way at the...

      Friday, 17 May 2019 - 3:28pm
      Elephants go on the road for recycling

      COPELAND Council is using striking images on its waste trucks to encourage residents to recycle.

      The designs are part of the council's one...

      Tuesday, 14 May 2019 - 1:41pm
      Mayor and MP issue Sellafield Ltd statement

      Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland, and Trudy Harrison, Member of Parliament for Copeland, have issued the following joint statement in response to...

      Thursday, 9 May 2019 - 12:02pm
      Copeland Borough Council line-up unveiled

      THE line-up of borough councillors who will serve Copeland for the next four years has been formally unveiled.

      Copeland Borough Council’s...

      Wednesday, 8 May 2019 - 9:09am
      Council & students aim for BIG recycling impact

      BIRTHDAY celebrations for Copeland's kerbside recycling service continued this week with the arrival of a very large guest!

      The impressive...

      Tuesday, 7 May 2019 - 3:40pm
      Copeland council bank holiday arrangements

      COPELAND Borough Council's offices will be closed this coming bank holiday Monday, May 6, as per its usual bank holiday arrangements. 


      Tuesday, 30 April 2019 - 3:05pm
      Crafty sessions celebrate recycling achievement

      Copeland’s revamped recycling service is celebrating an incredible first year after collecting nearly 3,400 tonnes of recyclable materials.

      Tuesday, 30 April 2019 - 1:01pm
      Copeland's littlest bin man

      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.


      Tuesday, 23 April 2019 - 12:52pm
      Dog walkers hit with fines

      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...

      Thursday, 18 April 2019 - 10:15am
      Community Alcohol Partnership to launch

      A COMMUNITY Alcohol Partnership (CAP) will be launched in Egremont this week to help tackle underage drinking and anti-social behaviour.


      Monday, 15 April 2019 - 4:37pm
      Heritage coast gets go ahead

      AN EXCITING plan to extend St Bees Head Heritage Coast has been approved by Copeland Borough Council.

      At yesterday’s (Tuesday) Full Council...

      Friday, 12 April 2019 - 12:59pm
      Staff and residents collect 100 bags of litter

      COPELAND Council staff and residents pulled together to collect a whopping 100 bags of litter in Whitehaven this week.

      During two two-hour...

      Tuesday, 9 April 2019 - 5:19pm
      Copeland Council launches noise app

      COPELAND residents being troubled by noise nuisance can now make their own recordings to send to the local council.

      Copeland Council has...

      Thursday, 4 April 2019 - 4:33pm
      Copeland businesses to receive rates discount

      MORE than 200 businesses in Copeland have received a discount on their rates bill.

      Copeland Council has applied the Government’s Retail...

      Tuesday, 2 April 2019 - 4:46pm
      Copeland residents’ can receive bills by email

      COPELAND residents’ can now receive Council Tax and Business Rates bills by email.

      This service is one of a series of digital upgrades to...

      Thursday, 28 March 2019 - 11:28am
      Recycling fun for Robert

      A recent visitor to Copeland Borough Council's waste and recycling depot declared it "really cool."

      Four-year-old Robert Thomsen is a big...

      Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 11:56am
      Ambitious coastal project given the go-ahead

      AN innovative and ambitious project for a coastal challenge route in Copeland has been given the green light.

      The recreational route, which...

      Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - 10:59am
      Copeland electorate to receive polling cards

      COPELAND’S residents will receive their polling cards this week ahead of three elections in May.

      Residents will go to the polls on Thursday...

      Tuesday, 26 March 2019 - 11:01am
      Community joins forces for clean-up

      A CHURCH grounds has received a spruce up thanks to a community litter-pick.

      A host of organisations joined forces to tidy the grounds of...

      Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - 1:28pm
      Statement on Sellafield Ltd' PPP announcement

      Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland, and Trudy Harrison, MP for Copeland, have welcomed the announcement by Sellafield Ltd of its preferred bidders...

      Friday, 15 March 2019 - 3:28pm
      Mayor praises medical campus

      A STATE-OF-THE-ART medical training centre is one of the ‘jewels in Copeland’s crown’, says the borough’s Mayor.

      Mike Starkie took a tour...

      Thursday, 14 March 2019 - 10:30am
      Staff to smarten up beauty spots

      COPELAND Borough Council is inviting the community to join its staff in two litter picks as part of the Great British Spring Clean.


      Wednesday, 13 March 2019 - 11:58am
      Businesses invited to VIP preview event

      TOURISM businesses in Copeland are invited for a sneak preview of the borough’s new Visitor Information Point.

      The Visitor Information...

      Friday, 8 March 2019 - 3:05pm
      Best Bar None scheme launched

      A SCHEME aimed at increasing safety and improving standards in licensed premises in North and West Cumbria has been launched.

      The national...

      Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 12:54pm
      MP praises Copeland apprentices

      COPELAND MP Trudy Harrison has said Copeland Council apprentices are "a credit" to the borough.

      The MP, who is the Government’s Apprentice...

      Tuesday, 5 March 2019 - 3:10pm
      Garden waste collections to restart

      COPELAND Copeland Borough Council will soon restart its garden waste collection service.

      The service, suspended during the winter months,...

      Tuesday, 5 March 2019 - 2:28pm
      Crematorium to host Mpther's Day service

      A SPECIAL memorial service is being held at Distington Hall Crematorium this month to mark Mother’s Day.

      The event, on Friday, March 29,...

      Thursday, 28 February 2019 - 2:30pm
      Licensees invited to Best Bar None event

      A SCHEME aimed at increasing safety and improving standards in licensed premises in North and West Cumbria will be launched next week.


      Tuesday, 26 February 2019 - 10:46am
      Fly-tipping and littering on the decrease

      THE volume of waste that has been littered and fly-tipped in Copeland has decreased significantly in the last two years, new figures show.


      Friday, 22 February 2019 - 1:33pm
      Community-led houses in Ulpha revitalised

      TEN community-led houses in the picturesque village of Ulpha are being revitalised.

      Copeland Borough Council has awarded £73,500 to...

      Thursday, 21 February 2019 - 11:38am
      Copeland Council's budget bucks national trends

      COPELAND Council is bucking national trends in its budget for the forthcoming year, a new survey has revealed.

      The annual Local Government...

      Thursday, 14 February 2019 - 2:31pm
      Scheme launched to help people reach potential

      AN INNOVATIVE partnership project to help people reach their full potential has been launched.

      Realising Our Potential, run by Lakes...

      Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - 9:03am
      St Bees Head Heritage Coast consultation closing

      TIME is running out for residents to have their say on the possible extension of St Bees Head Heritage Coast.

      St Bees Head is the only...

      Wednesday, 6 February 2019 - 2:47pm
      Copeland Council to host Tourism Summit

      COPELAND Council will host the first Copeland Tourism Summit this month to showcase the “outstanding” tourism opportunities within the borough....

      Tuesday, 5 February 2019 - 9:45am
      Briefing sessions for prospective candidates

      COPELAND Borough Council is holding a series of briefing sessions for prospective candidates in the upcoming local elections.


      Monday, 4 February 2019 - 3:44pm
      40-year anniversary for much loved gardener

      A valued employee of Copeland Borough Council is celebrating 40 years of nurturing the borough.

      Ian Pearce, aged 58, has spent four decades...

      Thursday, 31 January 2019 - 2:15pm
      Copeland Council praised by review team

      COPELAND Council has received a positive report from an external review team.

      The council took part in a Corporate Peer Challenge,...

      Wednesday, 30 January 2019 - 10:20am
      Copeland businesses to receive discounted rates

      A TOTAL of 250 businesses in Copeland have received a further discount on their rates bills.

      Copeland Council, under its Discretionary...

      Thursday, 24 January 2019 - 3:50pm
      Whitehaven town centre gardens transformed

      WORK has started to revitalise St Nicholas’ Gardens, Whitehaven.

      Copeland Borough Council’s Parks and Open Spaces team has begun digging up...

      Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 11:12am
      St Bees Head Heritage Coast consultation launched

      RESIDENTS are being urged to have their say on the possible extension of St Bees Head Heritage Coast.

      A consultation proposing an extension...

      Tuesday, 8 January 2019 - 1:23pm
      Council set to tackle borough’s pests

      COPELAND council has launched a new pest control service.

      A new commercial service is being offered to residents of Copeland that provides...

      Friday, 4 January 2019 - 11:25am
      Heritage course is a good sign

      Young people from Whitehaven's Foyer have been learning the art of the traditional sign writer.

      Five people took part in a day-long course...

      Tuesday, 18 December 2018 - 10:11am
      Help for the homeless over the festive period

      COPELAND Borough Council is urging residents who are at risk of becoming homeless over the Christmas period to get in touch.


      Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 9:50am
      Major improvements for Whitehaven cemeteries

      Significant improvements are being introduced at two Whitehaven cemeteries thanks to a thriving council partnership.

      Copeland Borough...

      Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 9:32am
      Tis the season to recycle

      COPELAND Council is asking residents to make this festive season a bumper one for recycling.

      The council introduced an improved kerbside...

      Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 11:04am
      Copeland students graduate from innovative scheme

      THE FUTURE is bright for Copeland pupils as they graduate from innovative scheme.

      Pupils from West Lakes Academy and Whitehaven Academy...

      Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 10:19am
      Festive fancies on offer at Whitehaven Market

      WHITEHAVEN’S Christmas markets kicked off on Saturday with Christmas carols for all.

      Local group Singstars and pupils from St James’ Junior...

      Monday, 10 December 2018 - 4:42pm
      Free parking for Christmas

      COPELAND Council is offering free parking this festive period.

      All 10 of the car parks that the council runs will be free to use from...

      Monday, 10 December 2018 - 12:09pm
      Copeland Council Christmas opening hours

      COPELAND Borough Council offices (including Market Hall and Millom) will be closed from 1pm on Monday, December 24.

      Our Market Hall,...

      Thursday, 6 December 2018 - 12:22pm
      Victims urged not to suffer in silence

      VICTIMS of domestic abuse, with nowhere to go, have been encouraged to put an end to their suffering by contacting Copeland Council.


      Wednesday, 5 December 2018 - 11:55am
      Santa makes his way to town for festive markets

      FESTIVE fancies are on offer as visitors are set to flock to Copeland for Whitehaven’s Christmas markets on Saturday, December 8 and 15.


      Tuesday, 4 December 2018 - 11:20am
      New animal welfare regulations introduced

      A NEW set of animal welfare regulations has taken affect in Copeland with the aim of maintaining high standards.


      The new...

      Monday, 3 December 2018 - 10:09am
      Universal Credit rolled out to South Copeland

      FULL service Universal Credit is being rolled out to South Copeland residents.

      On December 5 full service Universal Credit will be rolled...

      Friday, 30 November 2018 - 1:41pm
      Residents urged to recycle Christmas cardboard

      COPELAND Council is encouraging residents to make an early start with their festive recycling.

      Copeland’s Community Services Manager,...

      Friday, 30 November 2018 - 12:17pm
      Deputy Mayor addresses nuclear conference

      COPELAND’S Deputy Mayor shared the successful West Cumbrian model of community engagement at a prestigious international nuclear conference.

      Friday, 23 November 2018 - 11:39am
      Whitehaven transformation project hailed a success

      A FIVE-YEAR transformation project to revitalise an area of Whitehaven town centre has been hailed a success.

      Residents were asked to share...

      Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 9:59am
      Copeland celebrates clean bathing waters

      THE WATER at Copeland's four bathing beaches is clean and two have excellent water quality.

      St Bees and Silecroft have excellent water...

      Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - 11:10am
      Work Academy sets locals on career path

      Eight unemployed people are now firmly on the career path after starting a 'work academy' with Copeland Work and Skills Partnership.


      Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - 8:57am
      Tributes paid to former Copeland Mayor

      TRIBUTES have been paid to William Southward, a former Mayor of Copeland, who has died aged 79.

      Mr Southward represented Cleator Moor North...

      Friday, 16 November 2018 - 11:52am
      Budget consultation launched 2019/20

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

      The council must save £500,000 in...

      Thursday, 15 November 2018 - 11:26am
      Crisis training for Council staff

      COLLEAGUES at Copeland Borough Council are now trained in Mental Health First Aid.

      Staff from the housing, council tax and benefits teams...

      Thursday, 15 November 2018 - 10:53am
      Whitehaven’s festive markets

      A RANGE of festivities is on offer at Whitehaven Market this Christmas, with a series of events for traders and visitors alike.


      Thursday, 15 November 2018 - 10:17am
      Free parking for Whitehaven event

      COPELAND Borough Council and Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners are supporting Sunday's Christmas lights switch-on event in Whitehaven by offering...

      Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 10:05am
      Mike Starkie, Mayor Copeland - statement

      Mike Starkie, Mayor Copeland - statement in relation to Toshiba's Moorside announcement

      The Moorside site...

      Thursday, 8 November 2018 - 4:24pm
      Garden collections end soon for winter

      COPELAND Council is reminding residents that garden waste collections end for the winter on Friday November 16.

      The collections will be...

      Tuesday, 6 November 2018 - 12:56pm
      Events to mark Remembrance Sunday

      EVENTS will take place around Copeland to mark Remembrance Sunday (November 11).


      From 10am, the parade will...

      Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 9:22am
      Crematorium to host Christmas service

      A SPECIAL memorial service offering people the chance to remember their loved ones will take place this Christmas.


      Distington Hall...

      Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 1:03pm
      Tributes to Councillor John Bowman

      TRIBUTES have been paid to John Bowman, a “dedicated and passionate” councillor, who has died at the age of 67.

      Mr Bowman, who represented...

      Friday, 19 October 2018 - 9:30am
      Copeland to host Empty Homes Week drop-ins

      MEMBERS of the public can find out more about how Copeland Council tackles the problem of empty homes at a number of drop-in sessions next week....

      Monday, 8 October 2018 - 2:38pm
      New Council Tax Portal for Copeland residents

      COPELAND residents can now access a range of services online.

      The Council Tax Portal allows residents to set up a direct debit, view...

      Monday, 8 October 2018 - 10:06am
      Innovative food scheme progresses

      An innovative scheme to tackle social issues through healthy food is going from strength to strength in Whitehaven.

      The Food Pantry...

      Tuesday, 2 October 2018 - 12:01pm
      Hundreds try their hand at traditional skills

      Hundreds of people tried their hand at traditional crafts in Whitehaven recently.

      The Heritage Skills Fair showcased skills including stone...

      Monday, 1 October 2018 - 3:55pm
      Whitehaven gardens to receive a makeover

      A PROMINENT Whitehaven garden will receive a significant makeover thanks to a newly-formed partnership.

      Whitehaven Town Council, Copeland...

      Monday, 1 October 2018 - 3:07pm
      Town centre transformed through five year project

      A FIVE-YEAR transformation project to revitalise an area of Whitehaven town centre is set to end.

      Residents are being asked to share their...

      Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 2:47pm
      Major improvements planned at crematorium

      A MAJOR improvement project at Distington Hall Crematorium is under way.

      Copeland Council agreed to the significant investment in its...

      Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - 9:29am
      Consultation deadline extended

      A POPULAR consultation which will see £350k invested in Copeland’s four towns has been extended for a further two weeks.

      Copeland Borough...

      Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 4:01pm
      Mayor's statement on Sellafield report

      Sellafield Ltd has commissioned and published a report, by Oxford Economics, entitled 'The Economic Impact of Sellafield', which highlights key...

      Friday, 21 September 2018 - 9:46am
      Pupils help honour local war heroes

      SCHOOL pupils across West Cumbria are honouring the area’s lost heroes by taking part in a poignant World War One project.

      Orgill, Bransty...

      Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 9:03am
      Copeland celebrates National Recycling Week

      COPELAND Borough Council is running its popular 'recycling roadshows' to celebrate National Recycling Week.

      Council staff will be getting...

      Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - 1:28pm
      Successful cycling event held

      AN inclusive cycling event held in Whitehaven has been hailed as a major success.

      School pupils from Mayfield, Bransty and Frizington...

      Monday, 17 September 2018 - 4:35pm
      Changes to the law for HMO

      COPELAND Borough Council is urging landlords to make sure they comply with changes to the law for houses in multiple occupation.


      Monday, 17 September 2018 - 1:51pm
      Council clamps down on unacceptable behaviour

      COPELAND Council has vowed to clamp down on unacceptable behaviour towards its staff and members.

      The council has adopted a new...

      Monday, 17 September 2018 - 11:56am
      £350k+ to be invested in town centres

      COPELAND Council today announced it will be investing £350k to revitalise public spaces in the borough’s four towns; Whitehaven, Cleator Moor,...

      Monday, 10 September 2018 - 3:04pm
      Copeland welcomes new apprentices

      COPELAND Council has warmly welcomed five new apprentices to the organisation.

      The council's thriving apprenticeship programme has employed...

      Tuesday, 4 September 2018 - 10:40am
      Copeland bank holiday arrangements

      COPELAND Borough Council's offices will be closed this coming bank holiday Monday, August 27, as per its usual bank holiday arrangements. 


      Tuesday, 21 August 2018 - 2:09pm
      Residents swap 14,500 bins of waste for recycling

      COPELAND'S new recycling scheme has prompted a huge reduction in the amount of 'residual' waste - that's the non-recycled waste that residents put...

      Monday, 20 August 2018 - 4:36pm
      Visitors flock to Copeland in their millions

      TOURISM business is booming in Copeland with visitor figures soaring to 3.62 million.

      A new report produced by Cumbria Tourism and Copeland...

      Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 12:07pm
      Last chance for premises grants

      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...

      Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 10:35am
      Fines issued for fly-tipping and dog-fouling

      TWO Whitehaven residents have been hit with fines after failing to clear up after their dogs.

      The two women were caught by Copeland...

      Friday, 10 August 2018 - 3:51pm
      Copeland recyclers reach milestone

      COPELAND Council has collected the 1,000th tonne of recycling under its new kerbside scheme – that’s the equivalent of 100 double-decker buses....

      Friday, 10 August 2018 - 12:39pm
      Clean up for the streets of Copeland

      TWO new Pride of Place team members have been employed to clean up the streets of Copeland.

      Copeland Borough Council has employed Malcolm...

      Wednesday, 8 August 2018 - 10:55am
      Electoral canvass is under way

      COPELAND’S annual electoral canvass is under way - and residents are being urged to ensure they have the right to vote.

      The annual event...

      Thursday, 2 August 2018 - 3:02pm
      Care leavers to receive council tax discount

      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.


      Wednesday, 25 July 2018 - 3:30pm
      Summer sun and dino dress-ups at the Beacon Museum

      THERE are some fantastic family activities at Whitehaven's Beacon Museum during the summer holidays. They accompany the amazing Brick Dinos LEGO...

      Monday, 16 July 2018 - 2:52pm
      Job success for academy graduates

      EIGHT unemployed residents have secured jobs in the care sector as a result of an employability programme delivered in Whitehaven.


      Thursday, 12 July 2018 - 9:33am
      Councils to help fight food poverty

      COPELAND Council is part of an innovative scheme putting healthy food at the heart of communities.

      The council, along with Allerdale...

      Wednesday, 11 July 2018 - 3:50pm
      Enjoy the coast - but don't feed the gulls

      THE seagull nesting season is still underway and Copeland residents are being urged not to feed the birds.

      Nesting gulls can be...

      Wednesday, 4 July 2018 - 12:02pm
      Copeland residents urged to register to vote

      COPELAND’S annual electoral canvass begins next month (July), and residents are being urged to ensure they have the right to vote.


      Friday, 29 June 2018 - 1:08pm
      Council highlights borough-wide financial support

      COPELAND Council is highlighting its support for various groups helping the residents of Copeland.

      The council provides regular funding in...

      Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 4:20pm
      Council hosts student police officer

      A STUDENT Police Officer has been given a “valuable insight” into the work Copeland Council’s Housing team carries out in the community.


      Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 11:27am
      Apprentice opportunities at Copeland Council

      APPLICATIONS are now open for a host of modern apprentice opportunities at Copeland Council.

      The council is currently recruiting six...

      Friday, 22 June 2018 - 3:19pm
      Local builders enjoy masonry masterclass

      LOCAL builders were given the chance to improve their stonemasonry skills through a specialist masterclass.

      The banker masonry course was...

      Friday, 22 June 2018 - 1:55pm
      Pupils join fight against dog fouling

      CREATIVE school pupils have joined the fight against irresponsible dog-owners in Copeland.

      Children from schools across the borough have...

      Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 11:57am
      Free pet fun at St Bees

      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,...

      Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 11:08am
      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 2018/19

      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

      WITH PIC
      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