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Garden waste collections

The council and our waste collection partners Allerdale Waste Services would like to apologise for the issues which have affected some properties' garden waste collections this week. The issues have been caused by self-isolation and other staff absences. 

The advice for households who've not had their collection this week is to take bins back in and present them on their next scheduled garden waste collection day.

Households are advised to continue checking our website and social media accounts for the latest information on collections.


England has moved into Step 4 from 19 July 2021

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

• Help and advice for affected businesses, charities and other organisations.

• 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. 

Allerdale Borough Council's senior management team

The senior management team ensures the council achieves its aim of making a positive difference to almost every aspect of the quality of life of local people. It is led by the Chief Executive and supported by the Corporate Director and heads of service.

Senior officer salaries can be  found within the Council's Statement of Accounts .

The Chief Executive

The Chief Executive is the senior officer who leads and takes responsibility for the work of the paid staff of the council. The role of Chief Executive is a full time appointment and as the Head of Paid Service, the Chief Executive works closely with councillors to deliver strong and visible leadership, direction, strategic policy advice, partnership working and operational management. The Chief Executive ensures that the recording of decisions made is open and transparent, ensures the council delivers on its objectives and directs initiatives to achieve value for money in the delivery of services.

Andrew Seekings

Chief Executive

Andrew Seekings joined Allerdale Borough Council in May 2013. He was born in Doncaster, attended Sunderland University completing an Economics degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in IT. He began his career in the voluntary sector working for a community business until joining Sunderland City Council in 1997.

Andrew started his Sunderland career in the regeneration field including managing SRB programmes, working on large physical and infrastructure projects and community economic regeneration programmes. He later went on to become Asst. Head of Change Management implementing the council's first customer service and access programme including the establishment of the council's first corporate contact centre.

Having completed practitioner level Prince 2 training, and advanced practitioner programme management (MSP) training he then went on to establish the council's first Programme and Project Office as the head of service. Most recently, he has been working as the Head of Transformation, Programmes and Projects with day to day responsibility for the council's awarding winning transformation and change programmes and projects.

Andrew enjoys most sports and continues to play football and squash. Married to Sue, he has one daughter.

Andrew is currently the Council's Electoral Returning Officer.

Tel: 01900 702528