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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.

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Coronavirus

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. 

How to become a councillor

How does the vacancy process begin?

We advertise all councillor vacancies. An election is called once we receive a request for an election to be held which is signed by two registered electors of Allerdale.

The election must be held within 35 days (excluding bank holidays & weekends) from the date the election was called.

How do I stand in an election and who is eligible?

After the notice of election is published contact us to request a nomination pack.

There are certain things you must qualify under in order to make your nomination valid, you can stand to be a councillor if:

  • You are 18 years old or older on Election day.
  • You are a British, Commonwealth or Irish Citizen of another Member State of the European Union.

AND

  • You are registered as a voter in the Borough of Allerdale OR
  • You are the owner or tenant of any land or premises  in the Borough OR
  • Your principal or only place of work for the past 12 months or more has been in the Borough of Allerdale OR
  • You have lived in the Borough of Allerdale for the past 12 months

You cannot stand for election if:

  • You work for a Local Authority or hold a politically restricted post
  • Are an undischarged bankrupt
  • Have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the past 5 years
  • Have been disqualified under any enactment relating to corrupt illegal practices

Once you are certain you qualify you must have your nomination paper signed by a proposer, a seconder and eight other assentors, each of these must live in the Ward you are putting up for.

What to do if you want to stand for a political party

If you wish to stand for a registered political party you must be authorised to do so and authorised to use their party logo, if not you would have to stand as Independent.

When would a contested election be called?

If we receive more valid nominations than there are vacancies then we would proceed with an election, if not you will automatically be elected as a councillor.

More information

For more information  visit the GOV.uk website .