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.
Article 4 directions
Within a number of Conservation Areas Allerdale Borough Council, as the local planning authority, has introduced Article 4 directions to individual properties.
What does an Article 4 direction mean?
This is a special form of planning control that the Council has introduced to remove permitted development rights in order to prevent the loss of architectural features.
External works and/or alterations that would normally not require planning permission (re-rendering, replacement door and windows, re-roofing) may require it if the property has an Article 4 direction.
Use the map below to see if your property is covered by an Article 4 direction.
If so it is always advisable to check with the planning department before commencing any works and/or alterations to the property.