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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)