Close ​​​​​​​Waste collections

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.

Refugees

The UK government has pledged to bring 20,000 of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees to the UK by 2020. This pledge is being delivered through a national Syrian Refugee Resettlement Programme, and the Home Office are working with councils across the country to help provide places of safety for refugees. Cumbria will welcome just under 3000 refugees between 2017 and 2020. 

Cumbria County Council is the lead authority of a collective county-wide multi-agency approach to providing places of safety. 

As part of the Government's National Transfer Scheme, Cumbria County Council have also agreed to offer support to Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC). This scheme has been established to help resettle unaccompanied children who are seeking asylum after leaving Calais or another European country.

Further Information

For more information about Cumbria County Council's cabinet decision to act as lead authority for the provision of resettlement support for refugees under the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Programme, and to agree to sign the north west regional agreement to provide support to the National Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) Transfer Scheme please go to the Resettlement of Syrian Refugees in Cumbria and support for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children page on the Cumbria County Council website.

If you would like to make an offer of support, please see information about refugees in Cumbria on the Cumbria County Council website or email refugee.support@cumbria.gov.uk.

To find out more, go to the frequently asked questions on the Cumbria County Council website.