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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 over the last couple of weeks. 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 Budget Consultation 2021/22 

Like other local authorities we have faced significant funding reductions over the past few years and the next years will see increasing pressure on the Council’s finances. We have already made savings of £9.4m over the past 8 years.

Added to an already challenging financial picture, we are now supporting our communities in dealing with the current COVID-19 pandemic. Our spending has gone up to meet the emergency response costs of the pandemic and we are seeing an increase in demand for council services such as support for the homeless. In addition, the income we receive, which supports the services we deliver, has reduced massively this year.

This budget consultation reflects the extreme uncertainty that we still face, but it also sets our approach to ensuring we can support our communities and businesses recover. Part of this is about ensuring we can be a financially sustainable organisation - finding ways to make the money we have work better through innovation, seeking new ways of working (whether through technology or collaboration), and finding ways to increase our income.

We are determined to do the best for our communities as we deal with the ongoing pandemic and move towards recovery.  We remain committed to ensuring front-line services are protected as much as possible, but we do have some tough decisions to make about the level of service we can continue to provide and how we can generate more income. Our aim is to be as efficient as possible whilst maintaining a level of service that our customers and partners expect. The COVID-19 pandemic has added greater pressure to the Council’s budget.

How is the consultation being carried out?

This consultation provides an opportunity for you to review and comment on Allerdale Borough Council’s approach to meeting the budget challenges ahead, including changes to Council Tax and some possible service delivery changes. 

We would like the views of residents, partners and businesses.  The deadline for responses to this consultation is 5pm, Friday 15 January 2021. 

All individual responses will be anonymised.  Response on behalf of an organisation may have their comments attributed to them in the final report. 

Before sbmitting your responses, please read through the budget consultation document.

Read the budget consultation

Read the budget consultation (accessible version)

Give us your views

Once you have read the consultation document, go to our consultation website to give your views.

Respond to the consultation