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Bank holiday bin collection changes

There will be some changes to bin collections on the week commencing Monday, May 3, due to the bank holiday. Collections will take place one day later than normal. You can view the online calendar - or download an annual one - by clicking here.

Elections in May 2021

Elections for the Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner and by-elections for some local government seats were held on 6 May 2021. Find out more about the elections and the local by-election results as they come in.


Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across England including Allerdale. Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do changed on April 12. However, many restrictions remain in place. This link includes details of the roadmap out of lockdown.

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Applications for business Restart Grant scheme open in Allerdale

Jonathan Irving

Jonathan Irving

Posted on 13 April 2021

Eligible businesses in Allerdale affected by the ongoing coronavirus restrictions are being encouraged to apply for the latest financial assistance grant available to them.

The Restart Grant is being administered on behalf of the government by Allerdale Borough Council.

The scheme is broken down into two strands and supports businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors.

The grant amounts will be a one-off payment for each eligible property, based on their rateable value: 

  • a one-off grant of up to £6,000 in the non-essential retail sector 
  • a one-off grant of up to £18,000 in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors 

Businesses are encouraged to visit the council’s website to find out more information and apply using the online form:

Due to the government increasing the information required there is need to collect further details from each business and a number of checks are required to be carried out before payment. Eligible businesses will have to apply for the grant even if they have already received funding from one of the other business grants over the past 12 months. 

Before applying, businesses should: 

  • have a copy of their business rates bill to hand and upload a recent bank statement when making their application. 
  • provide the date that their business was established. 

  • provide the cumulative total of all business support grants their business has received.

Please note that if businesses provide inaccurate information, this may cause unnecessary delays in grants being paid.

The council is committed to paying grants to businesses as quickly as possible. As there are some additional pre-payment checks required on these applications, businesses are asked to allow a minimum of three weeks before contacting the authority after submitting an application. 

Most schemes that have previously been in operation are now closed for applications. Applications do remain open for the second round of payments for the Local Restriction Support Grant closed Addendum, however payments will only be made for the period of 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021. The council has also currently suspended the discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant, whilst it awaits further announcements from the government on the scheme. Further details can be found on the council’s website. 

Businesses can also keep up to date with the latest business information via the council’s email newsletter: 

They are also encouraged to join the Council’s business Facebook group: