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  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. What Locality do I live in?
  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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
  1. A town council for Whitehaven?

    We want your views on the community governance review into a town/parish council for Whitehaven and Sandwith.

  2. Councillors and MEPs

    Copeland councillors, Parish council contacts, Honorary Aldermen and Members of the European Parliament.

  3. Community Governance Review questionnaire

    Copy of the Whitehaven Community Governance Review questionnaire in PDF format.


  4. Statement of persons nominated for Elections 2015

    Statement of persons nominated for Elections 2015


  5. All about local councils

    This brochure from the National Association of Local Councils explains town and parish councils.

  6. Reorganisation comm gov order 2014

    The CBC (Reorganisation of community governance) order 2014

  7. Dispatches The latest edition of Dispatches has an environmental focus.


  1. Statement of Persons Nominated, WTC Kells

    Statement of Persons Nominated, Whitehaven Town Council by-election - Kells ward

  2. Parish and Town Council Elections - 7th May 2015

    On the 7th May 2015, scheduled elections will be run for all of the Parishes in Copeland

  3. Holborn hill ward

    Holborn hill ward

  4. Arlecdon Ward Map 2015

    Arlecdon Ward Map 2015

  5. Notices of election - parish councils

    Notices of the upcoming parish council elections in Copeland

democratic services

  1. Our Community Governance Reviews

    We currently have three Community Governance Reviews underway. These are looking into the possibility of reducing the number of parish councillors in Seascale, Parton and Beckermet with Thornhill. The parish councils have asked us to look at this because of problems finding enough people to stand for election.

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