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.
Overview and Scrutiny
Overview and Scrutiny is about councillors working together with local people, businesses, service partners and the community to improve policies and services. It can be a powerful tool for empowering communities and enabling local people, through the elected members, to have a say in decisions which affect their day to day lives.
The key roles of Overview and Scrutiny include:
- Holding the Executive to account.
- Monitoring and reviewing policies.
- Reviewing Council services in order to obtain better outcomes for the community.
Allerdale's Overview and Scrutiny function:
The Overview and Scrutiny Committee will carry out work aligned to the following departments within the Council:
- Financial Services
- Organisational Development and Transformation
- Housing and Health
- Community Services
- Development Services
- Business and Property Services
Scrutiny Committee Annual Report
The Overview and Scrutiny Committees produce an annual report, detailing the reviews that they have carried out over the year.
Raise an issue or attend a meeting
You can suggest an item for the Overview and Scrutiny to consider. While your suggestion will be given serious consideration, please be aware that the committees may not always be able to take it on as a work plan item.
Overview & Scrutiny meetings are open to the public unless otherwise stated (i.e. confidential matters are being discussed) and members of the public are welcome to come along. Find out where and when the next meeting will be.