Copeland Borough Council - Press releases
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|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.
|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.
|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||
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 4:32pm|
|Council helps to address community housing need||
INDIVIDUALS and groups are being offered expert help to address housing needs in their own communities.
Copeland Council has joined forces...
|Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 4:31pm|
|Mayor to hold budget consultation events||
COPELAND Mayor Mike Starkie is inviting the borough's business community to hear more about his budget plans.
Mr Starkie will hold two open...
|Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 4:31pm|
|Council launches Pride of Place scheme||
COPELAND Council are launching a scheme to encourage residents and businesses to take pride in their borough.
The Copeland Pride of Place...
|Thursday, 4 January 2018 - 12:02pm|
|Free festive parking in Copeland||
CHRISTMAS shoppers in Copeland can enjoy free parking this festive period thanks to Copeland Borough Council.
The Council has announced...
|Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - 4:56pm|
|Copeland residents urged to recycle||
COPELAND residents are being encouraged to do their bit for the environment by recycling all their festive packaging this Christmas.
|Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - 2:45pm|
|Council commits to paying Voluntary Living Wage||
COPELAND Council has reaffirmed its commitment to pay its staff the Voluntary Living Wage (VLW).
The Living Wage Foundation has announced...
|Friday, 15 December 2017 - 9:54am|
|Council offers festive recycling tips||
Copeland residents are being urged to make recycling a part of the festive season.
Coun Mark Holliday, Copeland's portfolio holder for...
|Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 3:16pm|
|Furniture dumped in Copeland||
FURNITURE has been dumped on a rural road in Copeland.
A sofa and a wooden chair were fly-tipped on the road to Nethertown train station,...
|Monday, 11 December 2017 - 10:46am|
|Pupils enjoy recycling lesson||
SCHOOLCHILDREN and residents gathered to get a closer look at Copeland's new kerbside recycling scheme this week.
Copeland Council was...
|Friday, 8 December 2017 - 3:50pm|
|Council Christmas arrangements||
COPELAND Borough Council offices (including Market Hall) will be closed from 4.30pm on Friday, December 22 until 9am on Tuesday, January 2....
|Friday, 1 December 2017 - 12:39pm|
|Copeland Hub celebrates first anniversary||
A MULTI-AGENCY hub set up to tackle anti-social behaviour in Copeland is celebrating its first anniversary.
Copeland Hub, which is based...
|Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 4:24pm|
|Unemployed residents benefit from work academy||
FOUR Copeland residents have secured jobs in the care industry thanks to an employability project.
Lakeland Carers and St George's...
|Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 9:02am|
|Council launches energy scheme||
A FREE scheme to help residents save money on their energy bills is set to be launched by Copeland Council in partnership with iChoosr.
|Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 11:28am|
|Recycling Roadshows head to town||
NEXT week residents will get a first look at Copeland Council's new recycling service.
There will be two 'recycling roadshows' at...
|Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 10:14am|
|Set up your stall at our festive markets||
A RANGE of festivities is on offer at Whitehaven Market this Christmas with a series of events being held as a treat for traders and visitors...
|Monday, 27 November 2017 - 10:04am|
|Council supports victims of domestic violence||
VICTIMS of domestic abuse and sexual exploitation can now access increased support services provided by Copeland Borough Council.
|Friday, 24 November 2017 - 2:34pm|
|Council's new service takes shape||
COPELAND residents will be given three plastic boxes and one bag when the borough's new recycling service begins next year.
In April 2018...
|Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 11:09am|
|Clean Copeland Seas||
ALL of Copeland's bathing waters have been declared clean by the Environment Agency - and two have reached the very highest standards of...
|Tuesday, 14 November 2017 - 3:23pm|
|Recycling rejected after contamination||
A VEHICLE-LOAD of recycling had to be scrapped after it was contaminated by non-recyclable items.
A toaster and a slow cooker were dumped...
|Wednesday, 8 November 2017 - 12:37pm|
|Community big build project completed||
A three-day big build at Seathwaite Community Centre in Mirehouse, Whitehaven, has successfully concluded.
Morgan Sindall, Sellafield Ltd...
|Tuesday, 7 November 2017 - 10:27am|
|Council set to launch new recycling service||
COPELAND’S residents will soon benefit from a new doorstep recycling service.
Copeland Borough Council is preparing to launch its new...
|Tuesday, 7 November 2017 - 9:09am|
|New councillor elected to Copeland Council||
TOM Higgins has been elected to represent the Egremont South ward on Copeland Borough Council.
Councillor Higgins (Labour) won 354 votes...
|Friday, 3 November 2017 - 10:51am|
|Budget consultation launched||
COPELAND Council has launched a consultation into next year’s budget – and wants the public’s views.
The Council must save £1 million in...
|Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - 3:49pm|
|Stricter penalties for fly-tippers||
COPELAND Council has introduced stricter measures to combat fly-tipping in the borough.
The Council agreed this week to issue culprits...
|Friday, 27 October 2017 - 1:32pm|
|Pubs raise a glass to rates discount||
PUBS in Copeland can raise a glass to a £1,000 discount on their business rates.
Copeland Council has formally rolled out the scheme this...
|Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 4:26pm|
|Gary McKee awarded Freedom of Copeland||
MARATHON man Gary McKee has been awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Copeland.
Mr McKee, who ran 100 marathons in 100 days for Macmillan...
|Friday, 20 October 2017 - 4:22pm|
|Copeland developments praised||
THE high quality of new developments in Copeland has been praised by the borough council’s planning team.
Copeland Council’s planning...
|Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 11:32am|
|Community-led housing - find out more||
PLACES are still available at a launch event for a community-led housing project.
Communities in Copeland are being supported to address...
|Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 3:05pm|
|Copeland invests in future with apprentices||
COPELAND Council is investing in its workforce by welcoming six new apprentices this week.
The new staff members will complete 18-month...
|Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 1:52pm|
|First 10 businesses benefit from Mayor’s Scheme||
TEN town centre businesses have reaped the rewards of Copeland Mayor Mike Starkie’s transformational regeneration scheme.
Over £35,000 of...
|Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 8:15am|
|Sarah Hodgson chops her locks for charity||
RECENT bride Sarah Hodgson has chopped off her long locks for charity.
Sarah, who recently got married to her partner of 10 years, decided...
|Monday, 16 October 2017 - 10:57am|
|Mayor to hold public meeting in Seascale||
COPELAND Mayor Mike Starkie has announced a public meeting in Seascale.
Mr Starkie will hold the event in Seascale Methodist Church Hall on...
|Friday, 6 October 2017 - 4:00pm|
|Your chance to help shape borough's future||
COPELAND residents have the chance to help shape the future of the borough as part of a newly-launched consultation.
Members of the public...
|Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:59pm|
|Last Chance to Switch||
THERE are just a few days left to become part of the Copeland Big Switch - possibly making huge savings on energy bills.
Ten per cent of...
|Friday, 6 October 2017 - 3:56pm|
|Roaring success for Whitehaven Market||
A BIRTHDAY BONANZA saw people from all corners of the county visit Whitehaven Market on the first anniversary of its relaunch.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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||
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.
|Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - 9:20am|
|Pupils take a seat for history lesson||
Wednesday October 19 2016. For immediate release
|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|
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|