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Government's £150 rebate scheme

Eligible households across Allerdale will begin to receive their £150 energy cost council tax rebate from today (Thursday 12 May). 
 
More than 40,000 households will receive a one-off payment, with the first batch of payments for those in council tax bands A to D who pay for their council tax via direct debit.
 
There are some households whose Direct Debit details have not been verified and these will follow on as soon as possible. Households who don’t pay by direct debit will receive letters containing information on how they can collect the rebate from their local post office in the coming weeks. 

Find out more about the rebate scheme.

Ship sanitation inspections

Ships that travel internationally require a valid sanitation certificate every six months under World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines.

A ship sanitation inspection includes an inspection of all areas of the ship assessing all of the controls in place, such as

  • waste management
  • food safety
  • vector control
  • portable water and infection.

Following an inspection, an Environmental Health Officer will issue either a Ship Sanitation Exemption Certificate of Ship Sanitation Control Certificate, which is valid for six months.

How to arrange a ship sanitation inspection?

Inspections are carried out at the request of the ship's master or agent.

If you require a ship sanitation inspection at the Port of Workington or Port of Silloth, telephone or email us at least two working days before the inspection is required. If you also require a portable water sample for bacterial testing, please notify us at least two working days before the inspection is required.

Before making a request, complete the Declaration of Health form , which must be completed and returned to environmental.health@allerdale.gov.uk

Within the declaration form, the following information must be given:

  • vessel name
  • gross tonnage
  • IMO number
  • location
  • estimated date and time of arrival and departure
  • agent contact details.

How much does it cost?

Costs
Vessel gross tonnage2021/22 rates2022/23 rates
Up to 1000£105£110
1001 – 3000£140£150
3001 -10,000£210£220
10,001 – 20,000£270£285
20,001 -30,000£345£365
Over 30,000£405£425
Vessels with 50-1000 Persons£405£425
Vessels with 1000 Persons£690£725
Extensions£75£80

Further information can be found at The Association of Port Health Authorities