Skip to main content
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 over the last couple of weeks. 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.


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. 

Pavement Licences

The Business and Planning Act 2020 has introduced a new, temporary, fast-track process for businesses to obtain a pavement licence for the placement of furniture, such as tables and chairs, on the highway (including footpaths and pavements) adjacent to their premises.

This permission can only be used for the purpose of selling or consuming food and drink in connection with the activity of the main premises, and licences will expire no later than September 30,  2021. This will help businesses to maximise their ability to trade, while adhering to social-distancing guidelines.


In accordance with section 5 of the Business and Planning Act 2020, we have published a list of standard conditions that will be attached to all pavement licences, both granted and ‘deemed granted’ and they are contained within the policy. You can download the policy here .

Failure to comply with the conditions could lead to revocation of the licence, so it is important that you read this information and other guidance within the policy before you apply and understand the requirements that you will need to comply with as a licence holder.  

You can read the guidance on the GOV.UK website here .

How to apply

Applications must be submitted with the fee of £100. To apply for a licence, you will need to complete an online application form and submit it along with supporting documents.

Apply now

On the same day that you make the application, you are required to give notice of your application by fixing a notice of the application to the premises so that it is visible to, and can be read easily by, members of the public who are not on the premises.

You also have to make sure the notice remains in place until the end of the public consultation period, which means the period of seven days beginning with the day after you make the application. You must use our template notice for this process.

All applications are subject to a seven-day public consultation period, starting the day after the day the application is made.

We then have a further seven days to make a decision on the application. If we fail to make a decision within this time frame, the licence is ‘deemed granted’. There is no right of appeal if the application is refused.

Apply for a Pavement Licence here

Stay connected

Sign up for the latest news and updates

Accessibility and language tool

Use the ReciteMe toolbar for accessibility and language options