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Garden waste collections

The council and our waste collection partners Allerdale Waste Services would like to apologise for the issues which have affected some properties' garden waste collections this week. The issues have been caused by self-isolation and other staff absences. 

The advice for households who've not had their collection this week is to take bins back in and present them on their next scheduled garden waste collection day.

Households are advised to continue checking our website and social media accounts for the latest information on collections.

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Coronavirus

England has moved into Step 4 from 19 July 2021

• See the latest news and get more information regarding coronavirus (Covid-19) and our services.

• Help and advice for affected businesses, charities and other organisations.

• Advice for individuals including the Test and Trace Support payment to help those self-isolating.

• Our customer contact centres have reopened to public on an appointment-only basis. However, please use our online forms, webchat, app and phone number to contact us where possible. Contact us link includes details on how to book an appointment. 

Pet shop licence

A licence is required for any premises including a private dwelling where animals are sold or kept with a view to being sold as pets.

You can find out more information about the licence from the Gov.uk website .

Licences have to be renewed with us annually and we shall carry out an inspection of your premises.

How to apply for a pet shop licence

To apply for a licence from us:

  • Download and read the conditions as shown below
  • Download and complete the application form to apply for a new licence, or to renew an old one
  • Enclose the relevant fee as shown in our fees and charges document  - include a cheque made out to Allerdale Borough Council
  • Send to the Environmental Health team at our offices in Workington

Download the Pet Shop Licence conditions

 

Download the Pet Shop Licence application form

Application guidance documents can be found at  www.cfsg.org.uk

Changes to licences

On 1 October 2018 the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 came into force. These regulations replace a number of pieces of existing legislation to provide a new single licensing regime for a number of animal licensing activities.
Those undertaking the following activities will need to be licensed under the new regime:

  • Selling animals as pets
  • Providing or arranging for the provision of boarding for cats or dogs (including day care)
  • Hiring out horses
  • Breeding dogs
  • Keeping or training animals for exhibition

Licences held under the current system relating to pet shops, animal boarding establishments, riding establishments or dog breeding will continue in force for the rest of their term. Licence holders will then need to make an application for a licence under the new regime and comply with the new requirements.

The new regulations set nationally applicable conditions that licence holders must comply with. A ratings system will be introduced whereby licence holders will be given a rating dependant on specified criteria. Current licence holders are advised to consider the conditions contained within the new regulations which will need to be complied with.

The Regulations can be found here .

Download the fees and charges for the new licensing regime

Please not the new regulations do not apply to Zoos and Dangerous and Wild Animals. These activities will continue to be licensed under existing legislation.

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