Find out more about the changes to our bin collections. You can also check your bin day with our online calendar and if we have missed collecting your waste, you can report it online.You can also find out how to report issues to us online such as if you haven't had a calendar or a new bin/box.
Easter waste collections and opening hours
In the week beginning, 22 April, all collections will be a day later with collections usually due on Friday 26 April being carried out on Saturday 27 April. Collections return to normal in the following week. Find out more.
Elections - May 2019
Find out more about the local elections on 2 May 2019, including how to register to vote, how to apply for a postal or proxy vote and who is standing for election. You can also see a full breakdown of the results in 2015. You can also find out about the European Parliament elections on 23 May 2019.
Housing Benefit Fraud
Housing Benefit fraud is a criminal offence. It is not a victimless crime. Allerdale Borough Council is committed to preventing and detecting benefit fraud, and works closely with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Examples of benefit fraud
- People who work but do not declare this when they claim benefit
- People who claim as a single person but actually live with a partner
- People who claim from an address but do not live there
- People who do not declare their full income or savings when they claim benefit.
Reporting benefit fraud
Following the formation of the single fraud investigation service, all allegations of housing benefit fraud are investigated by the DWP.
Don't get caught up in fraud
The Government is running a campaign called "Do The Right Thing". The aim is to enable you to report suspected benefit fraud.
People who claim benefits have a duty to notify the Council of any changes in circumstances which might affect their entitlement. You must inform the Council straight away if you have a change.