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Garden waste collections

The council and our waste collection partners Allerdale Waste Services would like to apologise for the issues which have affected some properties' garden waste collections over the last couple of weeks. The issues have been caused by self-isolation and other staff absences. 

The advice for households who've not had their collection this week is to take bins back in and present them on their next scheduled garden waste collection day.

Households are advised to continue checking our website and social media accounts for the latest information on collections.


England has moved into Step 4 from 19 July 2021

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

• Help and advice for affected businesses, charities and other organisations.

• 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. 

Workington Town Centre Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Workington Town Centre Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was adopted by the Council on 3rd March 2021.

The SPD provides a framework to guide development in Workington town centre which will promote regeneration, encourage investment into the area, and facilitate positive change.  It supports policies within the Allerdale Local Plan (Parts 1 and 2), particularly those that seek to enhance town centre vitality and viability, and promote and protect Workington's role as West Cumbria's principal retail and leisure destination. 

The adopted SPD is now a material planning consideration in the determination of relevant planning applications.

A public consultation on a draft version of the SPD took place between 22nd October 2020 and 04 December 2020, and amendments were made in response to representations received.  The Consultation statement below includes a summary of the comments received and the Council’s response to them.  The SPD has also been screened to determine whether a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is required.

In light of Covid-19 the documents are available online and are not on display in public libraries or Council Offices as usual.  If you have any difficulty accessing the documents online or need any help, please email in order that we can make alternative arrangements.

Any person with sufficient interest in the decision to adopt the SPD may apply to the High Court for permission to apply for judicial review of that decision. Any such application must be made promptly and in any event not later than 3 months after the date on which the SPD was adopted.