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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. 

Standards Committee

The Council’s Standards Committee promotes and maintains high standards of conduct by Councillors and assists them in observing the Code of Conduct.

The code seeks to ensure that Councillors are open, fair and transparent in the conduct of their official duties, that they respect others in the conduct of their public lives and ensure that any decision making on behalf of their Council is properly carried out.

Download the Councillors' Code of Conduct

Standards Committee make-up

The committee is made up of seven Borough Councillors and three non-voting Parish / Town Councillor co-optees. There is also an Independent Person who will be consulted at various stages in the process and may be invited to attend meetings.

Individual Parish Clerks should be contacted regarding the codes of conduct for parish councillors.

How to make a complaint about a councillor

If you think that a Borough councillor, parish councillor, Co-opted Member or former councillor has breached the Code of Conduct, you should send your complaint to the Council using the complaint form.

The complaint should set out the name of the councillor, the name of the relevant Council, the facts as you see them and the details of the alleged breach of the Code of Conduct.

You should try to provide as much evidence as possible with your complaint.

Use the form below to provide us with information about your complaint. A return email and postal address is shown on the form.

Download the Code of Conduct complaint form

Download the arrangements for dealing with standards complaints

Decisions of the Standards Committee

Use the links to view decisions made by the Standards Committee with respect of complaints made about Councillor conduct.

Register of Interests

Find out each councillor's register of interests on the councillor details page.