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Bins not been emptied? We do apologise, but due to changes to our waste collection services the crews are finding they are not able to make it to some properties on the right day. We are working to address this. If your bin hasn't been emptied, check our webpage to see if you live in an area we know about and, if so, please just leave your bin out. You do not need to report it to us. We are doing everything we can to return to your property in the following day or two. You can also find out more about the changes to our bin collections and check your bin day with our online calendar.

Windy weather

We can get stormy weather which can bring high winds. This can affect power lines, damage buildings and cause dangerous conditions on our coastline.

Some key organisations to follow are:

Find out emergency contact numbers

Dangerous buildings

Our building control department is responsible for dealing with dangerous buildings. If a building has been damaged and there is a risk to life, contact the police on 999 and report it us immediately.

Report a dangerous building to us by phone

Electricity power lines

Electricity is the responsibility of Electricity North West. Follow them on Twitter to find the latest update on power cuts or on their website, and if you suffer a power cut you can contact them by ringing 105.

Coastal dangers

Our coast line can be affected by windy weather. If you see someone in danger, call the coastguard on 999 immediately. 

Coastal roads are often closed, or damaged, during storms. You can find out more on the Cumbria County Council website.

The Environment Agency can provide more advice on the dangers of coastal flooding and any current risks.

More advice on staying safe during storms

Go to the Winter Ready website provided by Cumbria County Council to find out more.