Background
Background

Community

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Locality working

  1. Whitehaven partnership

    Copeland has six main areas and groups of communities known as ‘Localities’ which are identified as distinctive functional areas having their own particular issues and needs. These are led by six area based Community Regeneration Partnerships with different governance structures underlying an approach to placemaking considered to be a key spatial planning tool helping to deliver sustainable communities. This Locality Plan provides detail on the priorities of the Whitehaven Locality Partnership.

  2. North East Copeland

    NE Copeland is home to 12,167 people and includes the parishes of Cleator Moor, Arlecdon & Frizington, Ennerdale & Kinniside, Lamplugh and Weddicar. Ennerdale is one of the most sparsely populated areas in Cumbria, whilst Cleator Moor is one of West Cumbria’s main industrial towns.

  3. Mid Copeland

    The parishes of Mid Copeland have worked together to support several key projects including:

    • planning and raising funds for a multi-user route (for walkers, cyclists and horseriders) between Gosforth and Seascale
    • a bus service between Seascale Station and Wasdale Head
    • developing proposals for visitor facilities at Wasdale
  4. South Copeland

    South Copeland is the most southerly part of West Cumbria, encompassing coastal areas and fell country. The main town in the locality is Millom, which is separated from the Furness peninsula by the Duddon Estuary and is bounded to the west by the Irish Sea.

  5. West Copeland

    The parishes of St Bees, Egremont, Haile and Wilton, Beckermet with Thornhill and Lowside Quarter work together as the West Copeland Partnership.

    The Partnership has raised funds to employ a gardener for the gardens at Egremont Castle and to improve areas around the parishes. It has also helped to address the provision of services for young people in the area.

  6. Howgate Distington

    The Howgate Distington Partnership meets every two months. It has been responsible for several initiatives to meet its communities' priorities including:

    • a 'lengthsman' service to the four parishes to tidy, improve and maintain untidy areas
    • addressing concerns around the area's roads.
  7. South Copeland Locality Plan

    This is the locality plan for South Copeland. Find out about your area with maps on page 14.

  8. What Locality do I live in?
  9. North East Copeland Locality Action Plan

    Every year the Regeneration North East Copeland and the partnership of parishes which it represents identify priorities for delivery in the coming year.

  10. Copeland Partnership

    The Copeland Partnership resulted from a consultation process during 2010, to create a specific local strategic partnership arrangement for Copeland.  The roots of the Copeland Partnership are in our six localities and its structure has been built around existing partnership working facilitating streamlined delivery and many routes of influence. 

     

  11. Whitehaven Partnership

    The Whitehaven Partnership was formed to bring together District and County Councillors to address the priorities of their communities.

  12. Your locality

    Copeland is split into six groups of parishes, clustered around a town or large village where most services are available. By working together these parishes are able to address their community’s priorities in ways that are not always possible working alone.

  13. Consultations

    It is important that we get your views on the services we provide. Here you can see what topics we are consulting on. You can take part in live consultations and see the results of ones that have now closed.

  14. Howgate and Distington partnership

    In the early part of 2001, a steering group was formed from members of the three parishes who make up the old county council division of Howgate. The parishes are Lowca Moresby and Parton. The group worked with Voluntary Action Cumbria, now
    known as Action with Communities in Cumbria (ACT), under the Countryside Agency Vital Villages programme and received grant aid from that body. The result was the Howgate Ward Plan published in 2003.

Customer services

  1. Millom Council Office

    Location of the Copeland Council office in Millom. There is a car park to the rear of the office.

  2. CABs in Harbour Ward
  3. Good neighbours project

    Could you be a good neighbour? We’re looking for communities who would like to bring people together by setting up a Good Neighbours Scheme. 

  4. Affordable Warmth in Cumbria

    Affordable Warmth is the solution to Fuel Poverty.

    This is one of a series of briefings looking at the issue of fuel poverty in Cumbria; the causes, effects and solutions, for individual homes and communities.

    ACTion with Communities in Cumbria, in partnership with Churches Together in Cumbria have come together to raise awareness of the issues, promote discussion and information sharing within communities, and encourage community solutions to the challenges of Affordable Warmth for all.
    Rural

  5. Affordable Warmth for you

    Affordable Warmth is the solution to fuel poverty. This is one of a series of briefings looking at the issue of Fuel Poverty in Cumbria; the causes, effects and solutions, for individual homes and communities.

    ACTion with Communities in Cumbria, in partnership with Churches Together in Cumbria have come together to raise awareness of the issues, promote discussion and information sharing within communities, and encourage community solutions to the challenges of Affordable Warmth for all.

  6. Affordable Warmth and your community

    Affordable Warmth is the solution to fuel poverty. This is one of a series of briefings looking at the issue of Fuel Poverty in Cumbria; the causes, effects and solutions, for individual homes and communities. ACTion with Communities in Cumbria, in partnership with Churches Together in Cumbria have come together to raise awareness of the issues, promote discussion and information sharing within communities, and encourage community solutions to the challenges of Affordable Warmth for all.

  1. Policy Framework - Local Community Rights and Community Asset Transfer

    The report outlines the Council‟s policy response and key principles on key components of the Localism Act 2011, specifically Community Right to Challenge and Assets of Community Value (Community Right to Bid). It also outlines revisions to the Council‟s Community Asset Transfer Policy. The policy guidance demonstrates the Council‟s compliance with the Localism Act and an updated approach to Community Asset Transfer which supports the development of the new Policy Framework for the Council.

     

  2. Elected Mayor of Copeland

     

    Email: mike.starkie@copeland.gov.uk

    Telephone: 01946 598538

    Mobile: 0777 555 0187

    Facebook page: Elected Mayor of Copeland

    Twitter: @Copelandmayor

Information technology

  1. Beacon webcam

    An interactive webcam set high above Whitehaven harbour. Please note, sessions are limited to 5 minutes to ensure fair usage.

Policy and transformation

  1. Community right to challenge policy

    The Localism Act 2011 introduced a new power allowing local communities the right to challenge how local authorities provide and run services. This is known as the Community Right to Challenge.

    Community Right to Challenge was introduced to enable and empower Copeland’s communities to shape and run local services which are responsive to the Borough’s needs and offer additional social value outcomes or better value for money. It enables relevant bodies to bid to run Copeland Borough Council services by expressing an interest.

  2. Assets of community value policy

    The Localism Act 2011 provides for a scheme called ‘assets of community value’. The scheme is in two parts: the Nomination and Listing of an asset and the Community Right to Bid.

    The local planning authority is required to maintain a list of assets of community value. These assets can be nominated by community groups and Parish Councils to Copeland Borough Council and if the nomination is accepted by the Council it will be placed on the list.  The group will be given time to bid for the asset if it is ever put up for sale in the 5 year period it is listed as an Asset of Community Value. This part of the scheme is known as Community Right to Bid.

    Local communities have the right to nominate any land or property in their area which promotes the social wellbeing or social interests of the community to local authorities to include on the list of community assets. The asset can be in public ownership (local authority or Crown) or private ownership. Only local communities can nominate assets to be on the list.

    The Council will hold and maintain the List of Assets of Community Value. It will also hold a List of Assets Nominated but not Listed.

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