Council news

NewspaperAt Allerdale Borough Council we are committed to informing residents, stakeholders and the media, about our activities, initiatives, policies and priorities.

Media enquiries

The Council deals with approximately 500 enquiries from journalists every year.

Our policy is for all non-political media enquiries to be routed through the Communications and Marketing desk. This can be done by telephone, email or online. A response will be provided or journalists will be directed to the most appropriate Council officer or councillor. The main contact details are shown to the left of this page. If it is out of office hours, please call 07825355940.

Key contacts:

  • Andrew Gilbert - Communications and Marketing Manager (direct dial 01900 702 701, mobile 07825355940)

It is important that staff and members of Allerdale Borough Council maintain strong, professional and honest links with the media at all times. To help us achieve this aim we have media protocols which give advice about how the Council will issue news releases and deal with media enquiries and interviews.


One of the ways we can inform residents is through the news releases that we issue to the media. All our news releases can be accessed, free-of-charge, on the internet. We aim to post every press release we produce on our website on the same day it is issued to the press. We archive all our past news releases and these are also available online.

The Communications and Marketing desk is also responsible for maintaining the website, our Twitter and Facebook pages, and other media such as our blog for the new Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool in Workington. We are also responsible for any branding for the council.

External news

Local RSS news feeds

rss feed icon Times & Star, News & Star, BBC Cumbria

Downloadable Documents

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File nameSizeApproximate Download time
JPEG formatAlan Smith - Leader of the Council in JPEG format1918 Kb4 mins 34 secs @ 56k, 8 secs @ 2mb
JPEG formatMark Fryer - Deputy Leader with Economic Growth Portfolio in JPEG format6496 Kb15 mins 28 secs @ 56k, 27 secs @ 2mb
JPEG formatBarbara Cannon - Executive Member for Corporate Resources in JPEG format11348 Kb27 mins 1 sec @ 56k, 46 secs @ 2mb
JPEG formatKonrad Hansen - Executive Member for Regulatory Services in JPEG format9956 Kb23 mins 42 secs @ 56k, 41 secs @ 2mb
JPEG formatMichael Heaslip - Executive Member for Locality and Commercial Services in JPEG format9019 Kb21 mins 28 secs @ 56k, 37 secs @ 2mb
JPEG formatBill Jefferson - Executive Member for Tourism and Culture in JPEG format9158 Kb21 mins 48 secs @ 56k, 38 secs @ 2mb
Unknown file formatCarni McCarron-Holmes - Executive Member for Housing, Health and Wellbeing in PNG format140 Kb20 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
JPEG formatPhil Tibble - Executive Member for Transformation in JPEG format6735 Kb16 mins 2 secs @ 56k, 28 secs @ 2mb
JPEG formatLen Davies - Mayor of Allerdale in JPEG format7533 Kb17 mins 56 secs @ 56k, 31 secs @ 2mb
JPEG formatIan Frost - Chief Executive in JPEG format7149 Kb17 mins 1 sec @ 56k, 29 secs @ 2mb
JPEG formatAndrew Seekings - Director in JPEG format17 Kb2 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
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Contact us

 01900 702702
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Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ