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.
Our Business Growth Strategy
We have put economic growth at the heart of our Council Plan. That's why we devised a Business Growth Strategy to help businesses grow, invest and move to our area.
Vision for business in Allerdale
The plan's Vision for Allerdale is:
Allerdale will have a strong and diverse economy which builds on its existing comparative advantage in manufacturing and moves away from an overreliance on nuclear energy. It will capitalise on and promote its credentials as a fantastic place to live for all people at all life stages to provide businesses with the talent pool they need to grow and compete.
To meet this vision the plan has three key priorities:
- Quality of Place: Increasing the attractiveness of ‘Place’ can have resounding impacts on labour market, make local centres a more attractive place to live and boost overall business activity through increased tourism and increased local spend. Interventions therefore consider the vitality of Allerdale’s Local Centres and opportunities to enhance liveability.
- Business Support: Based on level of micro-businesses and the number of businesses that have a long-standing history of being located within Allerdale, it is necessary to expand the Business Support offer to target both entrepreneurship and growth of existing businesses (specifically in manufacturing). Business Support interventions could cover two elements: provision of thematic support across businesses as necessary and provision of physical space for growth and networking.
- Economic Diversification: Allerdale already has options for diversification that could be exploited. For successful growth and sustainability, long term diversification needs to be the focus. There are various elements that could be explored but the two main areas are manufacturing and tourism.