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There are a number of ways you can get involved in supporting, promoting and maintaining our local environment:

Local volunteer groups

Allerdale Borough Council works with a variety of volunteer groups to improve habitat for wildlife and the quality of open spaces available to the local community. If you are interested in becoming an active volunteer please email our Workington Nature Partnership Officer or phone 0303 123 1702 and ask to speak to her:Friends Of Harrington NR Raffle Stall

  • Friends of Harrington Nature Reserve : Active volunteers meet at 9:30am every Tuesday at the main entrance gate to the reserve on Moorclose Road. Members meet at 6:30pm on the third Tuesday of every month at the Alcan Factory off Moorclose Road Harrington. 
  • Friends of Siddick Ponds Nature Reserve: Active volunteers meet at 9:30am every Thursday near Edgars Garages (at the back of Dunmail Park). 
  • Friends of Workington Hall Parklands: Active volunteers and members meet at varying intervals throughout the year. To be kept updated please email our Workington Nature Partnership Officer or phone 0303 123 1702 and ask to speak to her. 
  • Small Blue butterfly conservation volunteers: From March to October 2015, the Workington Nature Partnership officer will be working with Groundwork North East & Cumbria to run a programme of conservation days to improve the habitat for the Small Blue butterfly at one of its local strongholds - the Oldside Windfarm site. the first four sessions will take place between march and June and details can be found on the attached poster.


Cumbria in BloomFlowerbed 3

Cumbria in Bloom is a charitable organisation promoting understanding and improvement of flower and plant growing. Their aim is to improve the local environment, encourage pride in the community and support tourism by involving local residents, businesses, groups and schools. 

Representatives of towns, villages and hamlets can attend annual general meetings to:

  • Have their say on the future and direction of Cumbria in Bloom 
  • Nominate representatives for the Cumbria in Bloom Management Committee 

Check the Cumbria in Bloom events diary for upcoming meetings and events.

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Contact us

0303 123 1702

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