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  1. Repair and Renew grants guidance notes

    This document tells you how to apply for a Repair and Renew Grant (to make your home more flood-resilient.) You should use it when you are filling in the application form for the grant.

  2. Health and Safety

    If you run a business it is vital that you conform with health and safety legislation and that you understand your responsibilities. Here we answer some frequently asked questions about health and safety procedure.

  3. Smoke Control Area: Whitehaven

    Smoke Control Area: Whitehaven

  4. Smoke Control Area: Millom

    Smoke Control Area: Millom

  5. Flood re leaflet 2016

    Making insurance available and affordable for homes affected by flooding

  6. Coastal Erosion

    Copeland's beautiful coastline has an importnat role to play. It supports recreation, fishing and farmin as well as tourism with day trippers and holiday makers.

  7. Food registration form

    Form to use to register a food business, notify us of premises and/or vehicles used in the preparation or transportation of food. There are some useful guidance notes to accompany this form that we suggest you read before completing and returning the form to us.

  8. Seagull advice and information

    We have produced an information leaflet on seagull nuisance, and what measures can be taken to prevent it.

  9. Flooding:before, during and after

    Even if you live a long way from a river or the sea, floods can happen anywhere from a variety of sources which include surface water, blocked sewers and groundwater as well as rivers and the sea. Generally, it is up to the landowner to maintain any flood defences and to take reasonable steps not to increase the flood risk to anyone else.

  10. Copeland Council's contaminated land strategy

    This document sets out our approach to contaminated land in Copeland.

  11. Seagull information leaflet

    Seagull information leaflet

  12. Flood protection

    Flooding can occur at any time for a number of reasons. We cannot stop flooding but we can all take steps to reduce the risks of it. It is best to be prepared. Find out if you live in a property that is known to be at the risk of flooding by checking out the maps on the Environment Agency's website. There are also booklets available with advice on how best to take precautions.

  13. Guide for developers

    A joint guide written by all Cumbrian local authorities to help developers deal with contaminated land.

  14. Seagull information leaflet

    Seagull information leaflet

  15. Contaminated land

    Copeland, like most of the country, has a long history of industrial activity which has led to a legacy of contaminated land. Where land is contaminated there may be serious consequences for human health and the environment. The law (2000 Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990)  requires us to inspect our area for contaminated land and ensure it is cleared up appropriately.

  16. Pet shop licence guidance

    Guidance as to when you need to apply for a pet shop licence and the conditions associated with such a licence.

  17. Flood Bulletin 13.10.17

    Flood bulletin 13.10.17

  18. Pest control - wasps

    You may have one of three problems

    • An active wasp nest on your property.
    • Hibernating queen wasps waking too early.
    • Nuisance wasps (where the nest cannot be found).

    Whatever the scenario you will want to get rid of the wasps as they can cause a nasty sting that gives you not only a dose of venom but also an unhealthy amount of bacteria. Wasps are naturally defensive of their nests and will sting anyone or anything (without provocation) just for walking near to the nest. So if you have a nest close to your home or in your garden you should have it treated to avoid the risk of being stung.

  19. Application form for a pet shop licence

    Form to use to apply for a licence to run a pet shop. Before applying be sure to read the guidance for holding such a licence.

  20. 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.

  21. Pest control - seagulls Roof nesting Herring gulls and Lesser Black Backed gulls are becoming a growing concern in many towns and cities throughout the UK. Food is readily available and there are no natural predators.
  22. Riding establishment guidance

    Guidance relating to gaining a licence to run a riding establishment.

  23. Sandbags
  24. Pigeons and other wild birds Pigeons, starlings and other wild birds can become a problem if they are not controlled. Large numbers of birds can cause a nuisance with noise and droppings which can be hazardous to health.
  25. Riding establishment application

    Form to use to apply for a licence to run a riding establishment.

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