Copeland Borough Council - Press releases
Copeland Borough Council’s communications team handle media and public enquiries. The Communications Team is the first point of contact for all media enquiries. For information about the Council and to arrange interviews with our members and officers please contact one of the team.
|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|