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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 this week. 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. 

Community Right to Bid - Bids

Making a bid

If the owner wants to sell a listed asset, they must tell the Council.  We will inform the nominator and publicise this on our website.

If an eligible group wants to make a bid to buy the asset, they must inform us within six weeks of us telling them that the property is available to purchase.  Not all groups mentioned under ‘how to make a nomination'  are eligible to place a bid.  Unincorporated groups cannot bid as they are unable to legally own property.

  • If no eligible group expresses an interest in bidding for the asset within a six week period, then the owner can proceed to sell it.
  • If an eligible group does express an interest in making a bid there will be a six month moratorium period to give them a chance to raise the money.  The moratorium period starts when the owner advises us of their intention to sell.

Can we as a group negotiate with the property owner?

Yes. At any point before the end of the six months the eligible group(s) may enter into negotiations with the property owner providing the owner is willing to do this.  We ask that we are kept informed of developments.

If we get a succesful bid together, does the owner have to sell the asset to us?

At the end of the moratorium period, if a group has successfully put a bid together, the owner will have the option to either accept the bid or sell the property freely on the open market.  

For more information about assets of community value/community right to bid, please visit the Community Rights website .

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