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.
There are some 1,500 buildings in Allerdale that are included on a list of buildings that are of special architectural or historic interest - commonly known as 'listed buildings'.
The main criteria for a building becoming listed are architectural interest, historic interest, close historical association and/or group value.
The listing are generally by definition of national importance, but we do have some locally listed buildings, especially in Cockermouth.
Types of listed buildings
There are three different grades of listed building:
- Grade 1: buildings that are of exceptional interest.
- Grade 2*: particularly important buildings of more than special interest,
- Grade 2: that are of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve them.
If you want to know if your property or some other building is listed, then use the map below or contact the planning office who will be pleased to advise you.
Doing work on a listed building
Before doing any alterations to listed buildings, seek the advice of an architect to help prepare your proposal. Our conservation officer is able to give advice and guidance.
Alterations and extensions that affect the character or appearance of a listed building require a grant of listed building consent prior to work being undertaken regardless of whether the work is internal or external. To undertake alterations without consent is a criminal offence.