News and events



  1. Tours of Whitehaven Foyer

    After falling into a near derelict state of repair, the Grade II listed former YMCA building in Whitehaven has now been restored, with a grant of over £500,000 from the Whitehaven Townscape Heritage initiative.  The THI is running two tours of the building, which is now known as the Foyer, prior to its official opening to the public.  The tours are at 10am and 11:30am on the 30th March 2017 and 12 places are available on each one.   If you would like to book please click on one of the links below, depending on which time you would like to attend:


    10:00am Tour 

    11:30am Tour

  2. Understanding traditional buidlings

    Whitehaven Townscape Heritage Initiative is running a free event on understanding traditionally constructed buildings.

  3. Lime rendering taster day

    This gallery holds pictures of the recent THI event on the 16th of May 2015.


Environmental health

  1. Free tourism business event

    Copeland is offering free training in consumer protection for tourism businesses. Call 0845 054 8600 or check out the news section of this website to find out more.

Energy and nuclear

  1. Strategic Nuclear & Energy Board

    Meeting of the Strategic and Nuclear Energy Board.

Bereavement services

  1. Keeping your cemeteries safe

    We are testing all the headstones and memorials in our cemeteries to make sure they are still standing secure.


  1. Meeting of the Landlords Forum

    Meeting of the Landlords Forum


  1. Planning Panel

    Meeting of the Planning Panel

  2. Planning Panel

    Meeting of the Planning Panel.

  3. Planning Panel

    Meeting of the Planning Panel.

  4. Planning Panel

    Planning Panel

The Beacon

  1. The Beacon Museum Summer Crafts

    The Beacon Museum is looking forward to a bumper summer and has some great family activities planned.

    Thursday 24th July  Knotty Norse

    Wednesday 30th July Back to the Future

    Thursday 7th August  Jolly Rogers Rock!

    Thursday 14th August  West is Best

    Thursday 21st August  Potty About Puppets

    Thursday 28th August Mosaic Madness


    All craft sessions take place at 11am to 12noon and 2pm to 3pm.  Advance booking is essential to avoid disappointment.  Suitable for ages 3 to 12 years.   Children must be accompanied by an adult. £3 per child (does not include admission to the museum)


Customer services

  1. Copeland events

    This is where you can find out about all the different types of events that are happening across Copeland. In due course this will include all our council and committee meetings as well as community events, school holiday events, local festivals plus what's on at the various theatres, arts and sporting venues across the borough. 

    If you would like to notify us of an event to include on the website, please contact


  1. Executive Committee

    Executive Committee


  1. Executive committee meeting

    Meeting of the Executive committee.

  2. Planning Panel

    Planning Panel

  3. Special OSC Internal

    Meeting of the OSC Internal committee to discuss the budget.

  4. Full Council

    Full Council (Budget)

  5. Strategic Housing Panel

    Strategic Housing Panel

  6. Notice of Election Lowside Quarter Parish

    Notice of Election

    Lowside Quarter Parish

    July 16, 2015

  7. Full council meeting

    Meeting of the full council.

  8. Overview and Scrutiny Committee

    Overview and Scrutiny Committee

  9. Executive

    Next meeting of the Executive.

  10. Member Development Panel

    Member Development Panel

  11. Taxi and General Licensing panel

    Meeting of the Taxi and General Licensing Panel


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