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.
Alcohol consumption in designated public place orders
Drinking responsibly in the Borough of Allerdale
The information below tells you what the Designated Public Places Order (DPPO) is and how it will affect you if drinking alcohol in public open air spaces in the Borough of Allerdale
What is a Designated Public Place Order?
The Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 brought in the power for councils to make it an offence to drink alcohol in public places after being asked not to do so by a Police Officer, a Police Community Support Officer or the Council’s Enforcement Officers.
This order is not a total ban on drinking alcohol in public places. It just makes it an offence to carry on drinking alcohol when asked to stop by a constable or authorised officer. This allows control to be exercised over those who by drinking on the street or in open air spaces are adversely affecting the enjoyment of that area by others.
How will a Designated Public Places Order help?
The DPPO has been imposed in order to:
- Give Police Officer, a Police Community Support Officer or a Council’s Enforcement Officers the power where there is repeat and persistent nuisance, clearly linked to the public drinking of alcohol
- Enable a Police Officer, a Police Community Support Officer or a Council Enforcement Officer to target people who cause a nuisance when they are moving between licensed premises
- Cut down alcohol related disturbances in public
- Allow use in specific areas and for specific periods of time enabling a Police Officer, a Police Community Support Officer or a Council Enforcement Officer to tackle any nuisance clearly linked to the public drinking of alcohol. There will be clear publicity and signage in these areas.
- Send a clear and consistent message that anti-social drinking is not acceptable and will not be tolerated in the areas public places
- Help make the area a place where visitors and users feel safe
Is it a ban on drinking alcohol in public?
No. A drinker's behaviour will be considered in any action by enforcement officers. It is not intended to stop an individual drinking sensibly, for example, if you are drinking alcohol with a picnic in a park.