Close Waste collections

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.

Political makeup

The current political makeup of the Council is as follows (updated 23 November 2018):

Seats held by each party
Party Members
Labour 27
Conservative 15
Independents 5
UK Independence Party (UKIP) 1
None (no group) 4
Total 52 (out of 56)*

* There are currently 52 councillors (out of 56) due to vacant seats in Warnell ward, Ewanrigg ward, Moorclose ward and Keswick ward. We are not required to hold an election in Ewanrigg, Moorclose and Keswick ward, as they became vacant within six months of the election to be held on 2 May 2019. 

Group Leaders

The group leaders are as follows:

  • Labour - Councillor Alan Smith, Leader of the Council, Councillor Mark Fryer, Deputy Leader
  • Conservatives - Councillor Tony Annison, Group Leader, Councillor Mark Jenkinson, Deputy Leader
  • Independents - Councillor Bill Finlay, Group Leader, Councillor Nicky Cockburn, Deputy Leader

You can view the contact details for all Allerdale Borough Councillors on the 'Your Councillors' page.

Past election results

Find the results of all the past borough elections.