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Bank holiday bin collection changes

There will be some changes to bin collections on the week commencing Monday, May 3, due to the bank holiday. Collections will take place one day later than normal. You can view the online calendar - or download an annual one - by clicking here.

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Elections in May 2021

Elections for the Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and by-elections for some local government seats were held on 6 May 2021. Find out more about the elections and the local by-election results as they come in.

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across England including Allerdale. Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do changed on April 12. However, many restrictions remain in place. This link includes details of the roadmap out of lockdown.

• See the latest news and get more information regarding coronavirus (Covid-19) and our services.

• Help for affected businesses, charities and other organisations including the support grants that are available.

• Advice for individuals including the Test and Trace Support payment to help those self-isolating.

• Our customer contact centres have reopened to public on an appointment-only basis. However, please use our online forms, webchat, app and phone number to contact us where possible. Contact us link includes details on how to book an appointment. 

Council news

At Allerdale Borough Council we are committed to informing everyone about our activities, initiatives, policies and priorities.

Media enquiries

Contact the Communications and Marketing team by email at corp.comms@allerdale.gov.uk .

If it is out of office hours, call 07825355940.

Key contacts:

  • Andrew Gilbert - Communications and Marketing Manager (01900 702 701, mobile 07825355940)
  • Jonny Irving - Communications and PR Officer (01900 702 525, mobile 07483029069)

Press releases

Read all our current and old press releases .

The Communications and Marketing desk is also responsible for maintaining the website, the council's  Twitter and Facebook pages and other media. It is also responsible for any council branding.

Media and publicity protocols

We all must communicate effectively and with clarity. Publicity describing the council’s policies, aims and activities will be as objective as possible, concentrating on facts or explanation or both. Any comment will be objective, balanced, informative and accurate and in compliance with the Recommended code of practice for local authority publicity .

Publicity during the pre-election period - Purdah

During the six-week pre-election period, particular care will be taken to ensure that laws surrounding local government publicity are not breached. This is often known as purdah and the council complies with  the Local Government Association's guidelines.

Branding and logos

Download our branding guidelines

Download our logo (colour)

Download our logo (black and white)