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Copeland Borough Council - Press releases

Copeland Borough Council’s communications team handle media and public enquiries. The Communications Team is the first point of contact for all media enquiries. For information about the Council and to arrange interviews with our members and officers please contact one of the team.

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Residents urged to report empty homes

COPELAND residents are being asked to identify empty homes in their neighbourhoods.

Copeland Council has a dedicated Empty Homes Officer...

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 - 4:17pm
Market stalls on offer during Summer Festival

COPELAND council is offering six lucky traders the chance to hire a market stall during the upcoming Taste Cumbria Summer Festival.

The...

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 - 4:07pm
Council to capitalise on World Heritage status

COPELAND Borough Council has pledged to make the most of the opportunities that could come from the Lake District gaining World Heritage Site (WHS...

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 9:23am
Food and hygiene standards scheme launched

A UNIQUE scheme has been launched by Copeland Council to improve the food and hygiene standards of local takeaway establishments.

 

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 8:27am
Distington bypass clean up

Over 120 bags of rubbish were cleared from a well-used dual carriageway in Copeland recently.

Copeland Borough council staff worked...

Monday, 19 June 2017 - 3:08pm
New councillor elected - Millom Newtown Ward

A NEW councillor has been elected to represent the Newtown ward on Copeland Council.

Councillor Ged McGrath who resides at the The Green,...

Friday, 16 June 2017 - 10:56am
Careers in Copeland

A PLETHORA of job vacancies are currently up for grabs at Copeland Borough Council.

Six job vacancies are currently open for application...

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 4:12pm
What makes conservation areas special?

COPELAND Council is assessing some of its conservation areas in preparation for major investment on the borough - and it wants to hear from the...

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 3:31pm
Top marks for Millom eateries

MILLOM eateries are among the most hygienic in Copeland, current ratings reveal.

Almost 97 per cent of premises in the town have achieved...

Friday, 9 June 2017 - 12:14pm
Waste teams issue vehicles plea

COPELAND residents are being asked to keep their roads clear of parked vehicles on bin collection days.

Copeland Council has issued the...

Friday, 9 June 2017 - 12:06pm
Clean up campaign for Copeland's Beaches

COPELAND’S beaches will benefit from a summer-long clean-up scheme.

Two seasonal cleaners have been taken on by Copeland Council to focus...

Friday, 9 June 2017 - 11:38am
Science Extravaganza at The Beacon Museum

A SCIENTIFIC extravaganza was held at The Beacon Museum today (Wednesday).

Over 80 children from local schools, Distington Community and...

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 - 5:11pm
Copeland Big Switch could boost economy

COPELAND residents are being offered an average saving of £148 through the borough's latest energy buying scheme - and research shows these...

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 - 9:19am
Mayor opens memorial garden

A VILLAGE'S new memorial beach garden has marked its official opening.

Mike Starkie, mayor of Copeland, attended the ribbon-cutting at the...

Friday, 2 June 2017 - 11:04am
Busy year for council's enforcement team

ENFORCEMENT officers at Copeland Council dealt with 900 call-outs over the past 12 months, new figures reveal.

Of the total incidents that...

Friday, 26 May 2017 - 3:44pm
Council highlights penalties for building offences

COPELAND Council has highlighted to builders that they can face a large fine if they fail to comply with its regulations.

The council has...

Friday, 26 May 2017 - 3:21pm
Council staff to the rescue

COPELAND Council's waste staff have been extra-busy being good Samaritans recently.

In just one week, they went above and beyond the call...

Monday, 22 May 2017 - 9:36am
Town trail for budding mini historians

BRINGING Whitehaven’s rich history to life were a group of local schoolchildren who enjoyed a trail through town yesterday (Thursday, May 18)....

Friday, 19 May 2017 - 12:03pm
Fly-tippers blight rural road

FLY-TIPPERS have dumped a large amount of cables and wiring on a rural Copeland road.

The cables were left on the roadside between Pica and...

Friday, 19 May 2017 - 9:33am
Lottery boss visits Whitehaven

THE BEACON Museum was delighted to welcome Nathan Lee, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund North West on Friday (12 May).

Mr Lee and his...

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - 1:17pm
All change for disabled swimmers

A BRAND new disabled changing area was opened to the public today at the Copeland Pool and Fitness Centre.

Mayor Mike Starkie cut the...

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 3:36pm
Local dinner lady sets out her stall

BUDDING baker and ex dinner lady Mandy Robinson has embarked on a new venture selling her home bakes at her local markets.

Mandy is...

Friday, 12 May 2017 - 11:09am
The Beacon shortlisted for prestigious award

THE Beacon museum has been shortlisted for a prestigious tourism award.

The Whitehaven harbourside attraction has been shortlisted in the '...

Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 3:23pm
Copeland Council elects new chairman

 

COPELAND Council has appointed Alistair Norwood as its new chairman for 2017/18.

Councillor Norwood said he was “humbled” to take...

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 1:02pm
Former mayor Ossy Coyles memory will be honoured

 

A RESPECTED and loved former mayor of Copeland will be honoured by the renaming of a council chamber in his memory.

 

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 11:50am
Gary McKee to be awarded Freedom of Copeland

MARATHON man Gary McKee is to be awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Copeland.

Mr McKee, who has raised over £300,000 for Macmillan...

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 11:17am
Copeland tackles obesity

COPELAND Council has pledged to play its part in tackling obesity.
The authority has signed up to the Cumbria-wide Healthy Weight...

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 10:45am
Disabled facilities transformed in Copeland

A state-of-the-art disabled changing area will be unveiled next week at the Copeland Pool and Fitness Centre.

The facility - funded by...

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 - 9:53am
Free market stalls for new traders

AN EXCITING opportunity has arisen for budding stallholders to have a go at selling products at their local market - for free.

To celebrate...

Monday, 8 May 2017 - 1:29pm
Mayor issues statement on Moorside power station

 

Copeland's mayor Mike Starkie has issued the following statement on the news that plans for the Moorside nuclear power station in West...

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - 4:15pm
Oswald Coyles memory could be honoured

A RESPECTED former mayor of Copeland could be honoured by the renaming of a council chamber in his memory.

Oswald Coyles – known as Ossy –...

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - 1:08pm
£25,000 awarded to employment support project

A FIVE-FIGURE cash boost will enhance the employment prospects of Copeland residents.

Copeland Council has donated £25,000 to The Phoenix...

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - 11:28am
Creating Careers in Cumbria Programme

ELEVEN local unemployed residents have celebrated their graduation today (Friday) from the Creating Careers in Cumbria programme.

Morgan...

Friday, 28 April 2017 - 3:33pm
Date for Copeland Council's Annual General Meeting

RESIDENTS are invited to attend Copeland Borough Council's Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 9 at 2pm in Egremont Market Hall.

Members of the...

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 - 2:30pm
New woman at the helm of Whitehaven Market

THE new woman at the helm of Whitehaven Market is relishing the chance to bring "an injection of life" into the historic attraction.

April...

Thursday, 20 April 2017 - 10:01am
Scheme launched to help save residents money

A FREE scheme to help residents save money on their energy bills has been launched by Copeland Council.

The Copeland Big Switch returns...

Monday, 10 April 2017 - 3:53pm
Success for planning team

 

THE planning team at Copeland Council is celebrating a remarkable turnaround in its fortunes over the last 12 months....

Friday, 7 April 2017 - 4:35pm
Council reaffirms green commitment

COPELAND Council has reaffirmed its commitment to a cleaner, greener environment.

At yesterday's full council meeting, Copeland's members...

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 2:55pm
Copeland Hosts National Nuclear Conference

Copeland Borough Council is proud to announce it will be hosting this year's New Nuclear Local Authorities Group Conference.

The Conference...

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - 3:43pm
Apprentice boost for local firms

A GROWING Copeland business has been able to take on two apprentices through the Copeland Work & Skills Partnership.

Horse and Husky, a...

Monday, 13 March 2017 - 11:57am
Town centre health check

COPELAND Council is undertaking a large scale study to gauge the economic health of its town centres – and businesses and the public are asked to...

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 10:34am
Farewell to Festive Fats

Copeland Council is urging people to help protect our seawaters during this festive season.

The council is supporting the #Binit4Beaches...

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 1:45pm
Copeland Council arrangements for festive season

Copeland Council is putting out some useful information about its services over the festive period.

 

The council’s opening hours...

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 12:11pm
Copeland's Big Switch

WITH PIC
COPELAND Council is launching a scheme to help residents save money on their energy bills.

And the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and...

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 - 4:30pm
Better chances for Copeland children

Tuesday November 22 2016. For immediate release

 

PARTNERS have come together to create better lives for...

Monday, 28 November 2016 - 10:32am
Helping hand for Copeland job seekers

Tuesday November 22 2016. For immediate release

UNEMPLOYED Copeland residents could step confidently towards work through a new scheme....

Monday, 28 November 2016 - 10:29am
Copeland's beaches make the grade

COPELAND'S four bathing beaches - managed by Copeland Borough Council - are all clean and two have excellent water cleanliness.

St Bees...

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - 9:20am
Pupils take a seat for history lesson

Wednesday October 19 2016. For immediate release
SCHOOLCHILDREN are to have their poetry inscribed on benches in Whitehaven. As part of the...

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 - 4:34pm
More skills for Copeland

Skills and learning organisations in West Cumbria will soon have more staff qualified to give the best advice and guidance to their clients.

...
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - 2:44pm
Egremont ward changes - give your view

COPELAND Council is asking Egremont people for their views on a proposed change to electoral ward boundaries.

The Community Governance...

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - 11:19am
Parks team among the best

COPELAND Council's parks team has reached the finals of a prestigious awards programme.

The staff were shortlisted by the Association of...

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 - 4:01pm
Finance Update 29 June 2016

Finance Update 29 June 2016

We would like to keep you updated on changes to the Council’s finances caused by a combination...

Friday, 1 July 2016 - 10:40am
Copeland focuses on work and skills

COPELAND Council is spearheading a series of projects aimed at boosting the borough's job prospects.

Supported through Copeland Work and...

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 - 2:54pm
Mayor calls public meetings after NuGen letters

 

Following concerns from residents, Copeland Mayor Mike Starkie has called two public meetings to discuss developments linked to the ...

Thursday, 31 March 2016 - 3:58pm
NuGen statement on community letters,

In response to concerns raised by members of the community, NuGen wishes to take the opportunity to apologise for any confusion or concern caused...

Thursday, 24 March 2016 - 10:34am
New Market Hall office celebrated in sculpture

Copeland Council will officially open its new offices in Whitehaven Market Hall today, Monday, February 29, 2016.

To mark the opening,...

Monday, 29 February 2016 - 10:59am
Copeland waste service tops table

Copeland Council has scored top marks for its great value waste collection services.

The authority came first among 35 other authorities...

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 10:38am
Mayor joins police for fact finding night patrol

Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie delivered on a promise to take to the beat with local police, to see for himself the issues facing people living...

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 4:55pm
Cemeteries prepare for spring

Cemeteries in Copeland are due for their regular maintenance to prepare the grounds for spring.

The work will take place from February 15...

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 - 2:56pm
Parks team excellence

 

Copeland Council has been ranked top in the UK for the value-for-money way it looks after its open spaces.

The council’s parks and...

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 - 4:14pm
Cardboard recycling banks re-open

Copeland Council now has its card recycling banks back in action.

The banks had been taken away after large-scale and repeated...

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 - 11:49am
2015 Household Flood Payment Scheme (Cumbria)

Please be advised that the information contained on this page could be subject to change once clarification is received from the...

Monday, 21 December 2015 - 11:56am
Copeland's Christmas arrangements

Copeland Council is putting out useful festive information to make sure the Christmas holidays go smoothly.

Information including bin...

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 - 4:07pm
Have your say on Copeland's budget

Copeland Borough Council is calling on people to offer their views on the draft corporate plan and budget strategy.

Every year the council...

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 - 3:56pm
Flytippers force card recycling suspension

Cardboard collection at all of Copeland’s recycling sites has been suspended after recycling banks were heavily contaminated with non-cardboard...

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 11:32am
Copeland Open for Business goes global

 

 

A unique video of Copeland, which welcomed more than 300 representatives from businesses across the UK to...

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 - 11:29am
New alarm regulations on agenda for Landlords'

New regulations affecting landlords were discussed at a forum run by Copeland Borough Council for property owners in the borough.

The...

Friday, 2 October 2015 - 3:09pm
Copeland starts new boundary review

Copeland councillors agreed to move forward with a review of the borough’s boundaries at last night's full Council meeting (October 1).

...

Friday, 2 October 2015 - 3:07pm
Mayor’s regalia open to the people of Copeland

Former civic mayors of Copeland joined the current chairman of council Cllr John Kane and Copeland’s last civic mayor Eileen Eastwood yesterday,...

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 2:57pm
Hensingham Community Clean Up

Hensingham pulls together for clear-up

 

Wednesday September 9 2015. For...

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 - 10:11am
Cumbria Deal Statement

“Today the leaders of the Cumbrian public sector, supported by the private sector led Local Enterprise Partnership and colleagues from partner...

Friday, 4 September 2015 - 1:10pm
Poster urges public to help ease seagull nuisance

 

 

The public are being asked to help reduce the nuisance being caused by seagulls in a poster produced by Copeland Borough Council...

Friday, 28 August 2015 - 4:37pm
Mayor meets traders at successful farmer's market

Traders at a popular West Cumbrian farmers’ market have been sharing the secrets of their commercial success with the mayor of Copeland Mike...

Friday, 28 August 2015 - 9:51am
Mayor launches Community Forum

The Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie hosted the inaugural meeting of the Copeland Community Forum, giving every sector of life in...

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 - 4:55pm
Putting the pride back into Copeland

Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie is set to relaunch the Pride in Copeland awards to recognise the great achievements being made by owners of...

Monday, 24 August 2015 - 3:52pm
Interpreting Copeland's Coasts Cycle Event

Cycle Relay to Launch Copeland’s New Interpretation Boards

 

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Tuesday, 18 August 2015 - 10:08am
Grants Promote Independence

Grants promote independence

Monday August 17 2015.  For immediate release

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Monday, 17 August 2015 - 11:08am
Copeland Community Fund is looking to recruit

The Copeland Community Fund is looking to recruit up to 3 Independent Board Members to serve a two year term on the Copeland Community Fund...

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 - 11:32am
Colourful choice at Market Hall

Copeland Council is seeking the public’s help in deciding the colour of an iconic building in Whitehaven.

Work is continuing on the Market...

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 2:27pm
Fun day helping out Haig

Fun free day helping out at Haig

 

Tuesday July 11 2015. For immediate release...

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 2:20pm
Business Broadband Vouchers

Copeland businesses with a CA postcode looking to update to a faster, more reliable internet connection can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 as...

Friday, 7 August 2015 - 4:27pm
Second Annual Canvas Press Release

Keep your right to vote

Monday August 3 2015.  For immediate release

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Monday, 3 August 2015 - 11:16am
NuGen project stage one consultation response

 

Response to NuGen Moorside project...

Friday, 31 July 2015 - 2:22pm
Fair waste collections for holiday lets

Copeland Council is ensuring a fair and equal system for all council tax payers in the borough by cracking down on businesses who...

Thursday, 30 July 2015 - 2:59pm
Council meetings hit the road

The Executive committee meeting, on Tuesday August 4 at Millom Network Centre, marks the first such meeting outside Whitehaven in several years....

Thursday, 30 July 2015 - 2:55pm
Youngsters gear up to learn

Tuesday July 21 2015

 

Young cyclists from Whitehaven Harbour Youth Club are to get the skills they need to fix their bikes...

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 - 5:13pm
Celebrating seasonal food

Wednesday July 22 2015.  For immediate release

 

Two free events celebrating fresh, seasonal fruit and...

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 - 5:10pm
Action against misuse of recycling service

Following continued misuse Copeland Council has suspended garden waste collections for seven householders who repeatedly put...

Monday, 13 July 2015 - 10:41am
Discover the Mysteries of Victorian Whitehaven

Go back in time with the team at the Beacon Museum this weekend (Saturday July 11) and explore industrial Victorian Whitehaven as...

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 - 5:03pm
Voters urged to update details

 

Tuesday July 7 2015.  For immediate release

Copeland Council is urging everyone to update...

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 - 4:32pm
New telephone number for Copeland Council

 

Copeland Borough Council is introducing a new, one-stop-shop telephone number for all enquiries about the services they...

Monday, 8 June 2015 - 9:45am
Free Canine Healthchecks

Wednesday 3 June 2015.  For immediate release

 

COPELAND residents are invited to bring their dogs along...

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 - 11:25am
Heritage Help

 

Copeland volunteers spread Heritage word

 

...

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 - 11:23am
An Evening on the Pull...

Wednesday June 3 2015

 

A FUN hands–on activity learning about and removing invasive weeds is to take...

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 - 11:20am
Copeland’s award-winning beaches

Issued 22 May, 2015 for immediate use.

 

Three of Copeland’s beautiful beaches have won a sought-after...

Friday, 22 May 2015 - 11:57am
Whitehaven Parish Council hold first meeting

Release date: 22 May 2015.  For immediate release

 

The first Whitehaven Parish Council meeting was held...

Friday, 22 May 2015 - 11:00am
Join the Chicken Challenge

Join the Chicken Challenge and let’s halve campylobacter food poisoning

Release date:  2015.  ...

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - 9:21am
Castle Park closes for road refurbishment

COPELAND Borough Council would like to inform the public that there will be some road disruptions affecting users of Castle Park on Wednesday,...

Monday, 11 May 2015 - 3:57pm
Beacon Museum Cumbria Tourism Awards

 

The Beacon Museum is a finalist in the 2015 Cumbria Tourism Awards, just two months after receiving a VisitEngland Welcome Accolade....

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 3:58pm
Hands-on construction courses

Tuesday 28 April 2015.  For immediate release

 COPELAND residents and builders can get their hands dirty at free...

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 10:16am
Caring homes for strays

Monday 20 April  2015.  For immediate release

COPELAND Council is continuing its good work with a local kennels to rehome stray dogs.

...
Monday, 20 April 2015 - 10:15am
Candidates quizzed at Youth Question Time

Release date: 14 April 2015.  For immediate release

In a bid to get more young people engaged in democracy,...

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 11:49am
Mayoral Youth Question Time – Have Your Say

Release date: 8th April 2015.  For immediate release

 

WITH only one month left until the elections,...

Wednesday, 8 April 2015 - 9:32am
New plans for former Kangol factory

Copeland Council has given the green light to plans that will allow the transformation of a former Copeland factory.

The Kangol factory in...

Friday, 27 March 2015 - 3:48pm
Council's Easter arrangements

Tuesday 24 March 2015.  For immediate release

COPELAND Council is providing some handy information about their...

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 11:31am
Council marks Commonwealth Day

Wednesday March 4 2015.

COPELAND Borough Council is once again celebrating Commonwealth Day with a short ceremony in St Nicholas’ Gardens,...

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 11:24am
Copeland Council Offers Enhanced Bin Services

Release date: Tuesday 03 March 2015.  For immediate release

COPELAND Council is offering an enhanced service to...

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 - 4:03pm
Wildflower Event to be held in Egremont

Tuesday March 3 2015. For immediate release

 

EGREMONT Castle grounds will be getting wilder and brighter...

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 - 10:21am
Copeland leads way in safeguarding children

Tuesday February 3 2015. For immediate release

COPELAND Council is the first in Cumbria to train every single staff member...

Friday, 20 February 2015 - 11:36am
Look before you book this Valentine’s Day

Release date: 11 February 2015.  For immediate release

The last thing you want to...

Friday, 20 February 2015 - 11:23am
Find out more about standing for election

Release date: 12 February  2015.  For immediate release

COPELAND Council is running informative briefing sessions...

Friday, 20 February 2015 - 10:56am
Preparing cemeteries for spring

Release date: 17 Feb 2015. For immediate release

All Copeland cemeteries including Whitehaven, Hensingham, Millom, Nether...

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - 4:47pm
Register to Vote or Lose Out

Release date: 17 Feb 2015.  For immediate release

Copeland Borough Council is urging local residents not yet...

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - 12:38pm
US Navy Attaché visits Beacon Museum

Release date:  11 February 2015.  For immediate release

THE Beacon Museum welcomed US Navy Defence Attaché,...

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 2:25pm
Householders could be eligible for flood grants

Monday January 19 2015. For immediate release.

THERE is still time for Copeland householders to apply for grants...

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 11:37am
Copeland continues grants to parish councils

Wednesday January 21, 2015. For immediate release

COPELAND Council is to continue funding parish councils despite...

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 11:22am
NCL joins forces with GLL

NCL joins forces with GLL to strengthen Social Enterprise in leisure centres in the North

North Country Leisure (NCL) has...

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 11:14am
Plan sees growth and prosperity for Copeland

Release date Tuesday 13 January 2015.  For immediate release

COPELAND Borough Council has today (13January)...

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 11:06am
Local firms asked to bid for heritage projects

 Monday February 9 2015.  For immediate release

 

COPELAND Council is inviting local builders to get...

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 10:49am
US Navy Attaché to visit Beacon Museum

Release date:  9 February 2015.  For immediate release

THE Beacon Museum will welcome...

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 10:39am
Are You Being Served?

Wednesday January 7 2015. For immediate release

COPELAND Borough Council wants your views on the way it deals...

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 10:36am
Beacon receives £900,993 grant

Release date: 26 January 2015. For immediate release

Plans to expand the Beacon Museum are a step closer today (January 26...

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 4:32pm
Budget recommendations for Copeland Council

Release date Thursday 8 January 2015.  For immediate release

FOLLOWING Copeland Borough Council’s six-week budget...

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 4:29pm
Civic Hall welcomes new tenants

Release date: 20 January 2015. For immediate release

Whitehaven Civic Hall reopens this week as the first new tenant hosts...

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 4:27pm