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

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Contact us

 01900 702702
 01900 702507

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