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.
The Political Structure and leadership
The Council has adopted a format that includes a Leader and an Executive committee. The Council also has a number of committees including Full Council, the Development Panel, Licensing Committee, and the Scrutiny Committee.
Full details of the role of these decision making bodies can be found in our Constitution.
Council Leader: Cllr Alan Smith
Cllr Smith represents All Saints Ward in Cockermouth. He has been Council leader since May 2011.
Deputy Leader: Cllr Mark Fryer
Cllr Fryer represents Stainburn Workington Ward. He has been a Councillor most recently since 2011.