We are currently carrying out the annual canvass of electors to update the electoral register. Please note that your canvass form may state that you or other people in your house are over 76. We gather this information for jury service purposes and our system defaults to this category if we do not hold a date of birth for an elector. If this information is incorrect please make the necessary amendments on the paper form and send it back to us in the envelope provided.
Radiation and radioactivity is encountered every day, mostly from natural sources and is harmless.
Sources of man-made radioactivity, are heavily controlled by law. Humans generate useful types of radiation including: X-rays, radio, radar and microwaves.
West Cumbria also houses a nuclear site, reprocessing facility and a potential new-nuclear power station.
Nuclear regulation and monitoring
We and other agencies monitor environmental levels of radiation - through the sampling of air, drinking water, foods, and upon beaches. Businesses and organisations wishing to use radioactive materials must be licensed and these are enforced by the Environment Agency.
Allerdale Borough Council is part of RIMNET a network that advises the Government and local authorities on actions following if a radiation incident occurred. More information can be found on the Gov.UK website.
Mobile phone signals
Mobile phone companies must submit a certificate with each application for a mobile phone mast to prove that the levels are not exceeded. School grounds concerned about radiation can request measurements from Ofcom.