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.
Off-street and on-street parking enforcement regulations
The Civil Parking Regulations, which are part of the Traffic Management Act 2004, changed parking enforcement in England and Wales, providing motorists with a more consistent service across the country.
Allerdale Borough Council is responsible for off-street parking enforcement in our car parks. Roads and highways (on-street parking) are enforced by Cumbria County Council.
Motorists should be aware that under the regulations there are two levels of Penalty Charge Notice (parking fines) depending on the severity of contravention.
- The higher tariff for more serious contraventions is £70, while the lower tariff for less serious contraventions is £50.
- Both tariffs will be discounted by 50% if paid within 14 days.
In certain circumstances, there is no longer a need for a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) to be placed on a vehicle, or handed to a driver, in order for it to be properly served, as the rules allow the PCN to be sent by post to the registered keeper of the vehicle.
Allerdale Borough Council, in conjunction with its neighbouring authorities and Cumbria County Council, has agreed a standard set of penalty charge notice cancellation policies.
The policy document which can be downloaded below is a guideline only and each case is always treated on its own merits.