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.
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:
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.
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.
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.