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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.

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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.

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Coronavirus

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.

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

• Help for affected businesses, charities and other organisations including the support grants that are available.

• 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. 

What is building control?

Building control ensures a development is built to the correct standards to ensure it is safe, energy efficient and meets the requirements of disabled people.

Whether or not Planning Permission is required, most work has to comply with national building regulations .

Examples of factors building control monitors for approval are:

  • Structural stability
  • Means of escape in case of fire
  • Resistance to moisture and drainage
  • Stairways and access for disabled persons

Unlike the planning department, our building control team does cover developments within the Lake District National Park boundary.

How do we ensure the building regulations are complied with?

When you start a building project, you can:

Help with the building regulations

We are here to help you comply with the building regulations. If you need advice, contact our building control team by phone: 01900 702 520, text: 07860 017 719 or email: building.control@allerdale.gov.uk.

Steps to apply for building control compliance:

Step 1: Check if you need it

Step 2: If you do, apply online (you can do this if you have started or even finished the work on your property)

Step 3: Book an inspection

Step 4: Check it is all registered with us upon completion

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