Close Waste collections

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.

Local Plan Part 2 - Examination

The Allerdale Local Plan (part two) was submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on 18 January 2018 for independent examination. Inspector David Troy MA BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI has been appointed by the Secretary of State to conduct the examination to determine whether the Allerdale Local Plan (part two) is sound.

As part of the independent Examination, a number of Public Hearing Sessions will be held as follows:

First week:

    Tuesday 14th May – Thursday 16th May 2019
    Washington Central Hotel, Workington, CA14 3AY

Second week:

    Tuesday 21st May – Thursday 23rd May 2019
    Council Chamber, Allerdale House, Workington, CA14 3YJ

All morning sessions will commence at 10am and all afternoon sessions will commence at 2pm. 

The appointed Programme Officer is Kerry Trueman.  The Programme Officer is the point of contact for both the Council's planning team and the Inspector.

Contact details for Programme Officer:


Programme Officer Solutions Limited

32 Devonshire Place



CH43 1TU


Telephone: 07582 310364



The documents considered during the examination and hearing session can be found in the Examination Library. 

Information on the previous stage in the production of the local plan is available on the  Local Plan pre-submission publication page.

Latest News


26 March 2019

The Council has updated the Wind Energy Topic Paper and the updated document TP7a has been added to the Examination Library.

20 March 2019

The Council has given notice of the Independent Examination of the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 2).  A Copy of this can be found in the Examination Library. 

14 March 2019

The Inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions, INSP02 , the Guidance Note, INSP.03 and INSP.04 the Draft Examination Hearings Programme are now available in the Examination Library. 

25 February 2019

The Examination Library has been updated with ABC.01 The Council's Response to Inspector's Initial Questions.

7 February 2019

INSP.01  Inspector's Initial Questions for Examination has been published for the Council to reply by Friday 22 February 2019. A copy of this can be found in the Examination Library.

18 January 2019

Allerdale Local Plan (Part 2) submitted.
The Allerdale Local Plan (part 2) was submitted to the Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government.  David Troy BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI has been appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether the above-named Local Plan is sound.