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.
Community help and advice
There are a number of organisations in our community which we support that can provide help and advice:
Cumbria Advice Network
The Cumbria Advice Network provides links to a huge number of organisations which can help you get the advice you need.
Citizens Advice Bureau
The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) provides free impartial advice about a number of issues.
The Cumbria Law Centre offers free legal advice to those who live and work in Cumbria. They prioritise those on the lowest incomes and we focus on civil, social welfare law in Housing, Debt, Employment and Welfare Benefit matters.
The Allerdale Disability Association can provide help and advice to those with a disability.
If you are struggling to meet your bills then there are some assistance schemes which we can provide including Discretionary Housing Payments and Council Tax Reduction Scheme. Anyone facing financial hardship should come to speak to us before getting behind on your council tax.
To reduce credit payments, the West Cumbria Credit Union may be able to help.
Grants and community support
The Cumbria Community Foundation helps groups and individuals to help them with an initiative.
There is a lot of help and advice for young people. Go to the Cumbria County Council website for more information.