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GOOD SPORTS! WE ARE planning another huge celebration of sport in Copeland – and you can play your part.

There is still time to nominate someone in our annual sports awards, which celebrate all that is great about our sporting communities. Do you know a team who have had great success on the field, perhaps a young sportsperson who has improved beyond all recognition, or a volunteer who goes beyond the call of duty to help their club? Now is the time to let us know so they can get the recognition they deserve. Whitehaven Civic Hall will be the venue for the glittering ceremony on Friday November 4. There will be eleven prizes all showing the value we put on the work of coaches, volunteers and clubs in our communities. In rural areas like ours sports clubs can become more than just a place to keep active – they can become a focal point for a community and foster a sense of civic pride and belonging. They provide a safe and structured environment for activity. Volunteers and coaches can

Copeland’s Sabrina Shaw with Daniel Cronin, last year’s Sports Volunteer of the Year.

become inspirational role models, particularly to the young, and we know Copeland has many of these talented and driven individuals. They often carry out their duties free of charge and we want to reward the commitment, the time and the dedication such people put in. You can nominate your favourite team or individual by going to activecumbria.com/ copelandsportsawards, before September 30. You can also come along to the event itself and enjoy the excitement of the occasion. It will include a two-course dinner, a speech from former Great Britain Lion and Rugby League International John

Bentley, a sports memorabilia auction in aid of West Cumbria Young Carers, and of course the awards ceremony itself. Tickets, at £18 or £160 for a table of 10, are available by calling Copeland Sports Development on 01946 593043. The main sponsors of the Copeland Sports Awards are Mayson Bros Ltd. The awards categories are: Sports Personality of the Year, Club of the Year, Coach of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Young Leader Award, Junior Sports Performance, Disability Sport Personality of the year, Junior Sports Team of the Year, Lifetime Service Award, Special Recognition Award and Sporting Initiative.

LET’S DO BUSINESS

WE ARE helping Whitehaven businesses come together and share the road to success. In partnership with the Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, we have begun a series of Network Whitehaven events which are open to all types of business in the Whitehaven area. There will be monthly events where people can share information, network, and hear invited speakers. The first event is on Thursday October 20 in the Roc Bar on Tangier Street at 5.30pm. The event will then alternate between lunchtimes at 12.30pm in the Market Hall in the Market Place, and evenings in the Roc Bar, each month. For the full list of dates contact Carol Robertson on 0845 054 8600.

Focus on Cleator Moor Find out more about this vibrant town on page 6

Issue No. 8 - September 2011

METHODIST CHURCH

A LONG-STANDING Cleator Moor eyesore should have been demolished by the time you read this. The former Methodist Church on Ennerdale Road, which has also been a shop, had been empty for many years, becoming increasingly vandalised and derelict. We demolished it following the building’s various owners’ repeated failure to address the state of the building. Councillor Phil Greatorex, portfolio holder for regeneration, said: “It is always a tough decision to demolish a building, but sadly this former church could no longer be saved and had to be removed. The building has been a blight on the community for years and there were no alternatives being proposed. “We take a positive and proactive approach to dealing with dilapidated buildings and will continue to take action against those that are a scar on the community.”

Cleator Moor Methodist Church – due for demolition.

CIVIC WORK COMPLETE WORK IS now complete on the impressive refurbishment at our Civic Hall in Whitehaven. The building, which is managed for us by North Country Leisure, now has a new kitchen, toilet and lift, and a small function venue already in use by community groups. If you would like to know more about using these new facilities, contact the Civic Hall on 01946 514 960.

BOUNDARIES YOU CAN check out plans and maps for new parliamentary constituency boundaries at the following locations until December 5: The Copeland Centre and the Daniel Hay Library, Whitehaven; Cleator Moor Local Links; Egremont Market Hall; Seascale Library and our Millom offices on St George’s Road.

Busy Beacon

What’s On?

There’s a host of events planned at our museum, see page 9

Find events near you in our guide, page 11


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September 2011

DO MORE . . . at Whitehaven Civic Hall MUSIC

WEDDINGS & FUNCTIONS

Enjoy live performances as national and international performers take to the stage as part of our packed entertainment programme. Perform to a live audience at one of our open mic nights, make music of your own in our basement recording studio, learn to play with our music lesson and tuition sessions or for instrument accessories visit our music shop in reception.

With a choice of five function rooms at Whitehaven Civic Hall and the Copeland Marquee at Copeland Bowls & Sports Centre, dedicated wedding planner and wide choice of catering options, you can be sure we care about your special day or event as much as you do. Business meetings, conferences, exhibitions or shows can also be catered for with a capacity of up to 600 guests.

STAGE, STAND-UP & SCREENINGS

EXHIBITIONS & WORKSHOPS

The Civic has played host to top comedians and local and national theatre companies, performing to audiences of up to 400 in the Solway Hall. Film screenings are now a regular feature with our full size screen showing films from box office hits to independent films.

Are you a local artist looking to exhibit or hold a workshop? Then the Civic is ideal for giving your event prominence in the centre of town. Daily and weekly rates are available and we can assist with your catering requirements too.

Live entertainment, music making, learning & recording, music accessories, shows & performances, workshops, exhibitions, film screenings, parties, weddings, corporate functions, open mic sessions, meeting & training, stage & stand-up, health, fitness & dance, coffee & emails

YOU CAN AT THE CIVIC For more infomation please call Whitehaven Civic Hall: 01946 514960, email civichall@northcountryleisure.org.uk or visit www.civichall.org.uk Whitehaven Civic Hall, Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7SH

www.northcountryleisure.org.uk Excellent Sports and Leisure for All NorthCountryLeisure is supported by Copeland Borough Council Registered Charity No. 1075009

Mother, Child & Baby Cleator Moor’s newest childcare provider Acorns Pre School opened its doors on August 6th to rave reviews from prospective parents. Children were captivated during a Tatty Bumpkin Yoga class, another service Acorns offers as standard without any additional cost incurred by parents. Marie Tattersall Pre School founder and supervisor said “we knew it was a success when children didn’t want to leave!” Aside from the high quality equipment and purpose built modern surroundings including the innovative Nursery Cam system, one of its most appealing features is the exemplary level of care and attention administered to each child. With just 16 places and 6 staff members Acorns far exceeds the minimum requirement for staff ratios, ensuring each child is cared for in a true family environment. As Michelle a new parent of the setting sums up “I felt that if my daughter needed a hug she would get one, as a parent what more could I ask for?”

Gosforth Nursery www.gosforthnursery.co.uk

Full Day Care availble from 7.30am Free Early Years Entitlement Places (Flexibilty Offered)

New Baby Room Now Open Out of School provision for primary aged children (breakfast, after school & holiday clubs)

Contact us Tel: 019467 25800 Email: gosforthnursery@btconnect.com Registered Charity Number: 1133546

Cleator Moor Nursery School ROSEHILL MORESBY, WHITEHAVEN • Busy Bees provides a safe, caring

• • • •

environment for babies, toddlers and children in a very homely atmosphere with fully qualified staff. Choose from full day care or part-time care. Different activities available each day with the opportunity to learn through play. Open Monday to Friday, 7am - 6pm (except Bank Holidays and from 24th December - 1st January inclusive). Meals provided or children can bring their own.

For further information please phone

Angela Walker on 01946 691541 (Busy Bees) 01946 63270 (home)

Ennerdale Road, Cleator Moor, Cumbria, CA25 5LW

“The School has maintained its outstanding effecveness since 1998 and goes from strength to strength.” (Ofsted Report 2009)

• Your child is eligible for 15 hours per week free pre-school educaon in the term following their 3rd birthday. • Fully qualified early years teachers and teaching assistants. • Purpose built nursery, gym, so play and enclosed garden. • Daily lunch and extended care available for a small addional cost. Applications and visits can be made to us. Please ring for more details 01946 855039 Email: admin@cleatormoor.cumbria.sch.uk Our website: www.cleatormoornurseryschool.co.uk Mrs Valerie Bailey (Headteacher)


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News

BLOOMING SUCCESS

WE ARE celebrating fantastic success in the Cumbria in Bloom competition.

Michael Little St. Nicholas’ Gardens

Whitehaven was given the huge accolade of winning the ‘Best Large Town’ category and St Nicholas’ Gardens in Whitehaven was deemed ‘Best Churchyard.’ But former Copeland employee Michael Little was recognised in an unprecedented way – as the very first Outstanding Community Champion. Michael has been a member of our parks team for more than 40 years. Other winners in Copeland included ‘Best in Borough’ for Drigg, ‘Best Hamlet’ runner up for Nether Wasdale and ‘Best Small Village’ runner up for Pica.

MANAGING WASTE WOULD you like to have your say on whether West Cumbria should host an underground nuclear waste repository? The West Cumbria Managing Radioactive Waste Safely Partnership is looking at the issues involved with the Government’s search for a potential underground repository for higher-activity radioactive waste. The partnership is now working on a draft report of its advice to the three councils that have expressed an interest in knowing more about the issues – Allerdale Borough Council, Copeland Borough Council and Cumbria County Council. Before the Partnership presents its report people living in West Cumbria will be consulted in the autumn. We want people to get involved and have their say on this very important issue. You can find out more by visiting www.westcumbriamrws.org.uk

PLENTY OF FRONT IN MILLOM WE are investing in Millom businesses by offering grants to improve shop fronts in the town We are giving up to £300 as a 50 per cent grant to carry out work like signage, painting and general refurbishments to improve kerb appeal. Seventeen businesses have already taken advantage of the scheme. The project came about after we asked “shop doctor” Bill Smith to advise businesses - he said the town centre could become more attractive to shoppers and visitors through improvements to the outside of shops. We are offering similar shop front grants in Seascale and Whitehaven, and in Egremont and Cleator Moor building improvement grants are offered to bring empty premises back into use and improve existing businesses.

NEW FACES

WE HAVE two new faces at Copeland. Penny Mell joins us as head of policy and transformation, and Darienne Law is our new head of corporate resources. Penny joins us from Wolverhampton City Council Darienne Penny where she was Head of corporate strategy and improvement and her responsibilities include policy development, IT and customer services. Darienne has worked in local government for many years, most recently at the Improvement and Development Agency, which helps authorities improve performance. We’d like to welcome them both.

DOG CONTROL

TO MAKE our borough a safer, greener place to live, we have updated the rules around where your dog can be off the lead. These new dog control orders, which come into force next month, also include details of where dogs are banned from completely - so if you are a dog owner it’s a good idea to get to know them. Find out more at www.copeland.gov.uk or call 0845 054 8600.

welcome WELCOME to the autumn edition of Copeland Matters. It’s been a busy summer across our borough and I hope you enjoyed at least some good weather! Thousands turned out for the Whitehaven Festival which was, once again, a huge success. Another spectacular day was our huge sporting event to mark the countdown to London 2012 – people flocked to Castle Park to try an array of sports, new and old, for free. You will see this edition has a focus on the wonderful town of Cleator Moor. There are great things happening there, as you’ll see inside, and I am particularly pleased we have been able to tackle the long-derelict former Methodist Church on Ennerdale Road. By the time your Copeland Matters is delivered it should be long gone. A matter for concern at the council - and for the borough as a whole - was the announcement of the closure of the MOX plant at Sellafield. The impact of this on the community will be huge, and we are working with partners to help minimise this. We are also lobbying the Government to agree the commencement of a MOX II plant as soon as possible. The council is continuing to manage the challenge of finding £1.4m in savings and part of this is delivering more projects in partnership with community groups. Two great examples are the Jacktrees Road play area in Cleator Moor and the Friends of Millom Park. I’d like to thank and congratulate both groups on jobs well done. There are also inspiring examples of communities getting together to help themselves, for example the Smithfield and Longcroft Tenants and Residents Association, who held a fun day in Egremont, which I attended. Many volunteers worked hard to create an event for the whole neighbourhood to enjoy. I was delighted to see a driving theory test centre was retained here in West Cumbria. We lobbied hard with Allerdale Borough Council to overturn the decision to relocate the centre to Carlisle. Finally, I hope many of you made the trip out to see some of the amazing Lakes Alive events around the borough. A display of light, music and theatre came to Whitehaven’s harbour, and there were lively community banquets in Millom and Cleator Moor. I hope you enjoy this issue, and as always we look forward to hearing your views on what’s inside Cllr Elaine Woodburn, Leader of Copeland Borough Council

YOUTH FESTIVAL

NEXT month sees a fantastic event for young people in Copeland. Our Youth Festival, on November 5, will showcase some of the services and activities on offer to young people. As well as lots of information, there will be some great hands-on workshops in T-shirt printing, DJ-ing, dance and street art. Children can find also out what’s on near them, such as youth clubs, sporting opportunities, hobbies and entertainment. For more information look out in the local press or call our Youth Engagement officer Emma Dickinson, on 0845 054 8600.

BALANCING THE BUDGET

WE WILL soon be looking at next year’s budget and, as usual, we want your input. Next month we will start asking for your views on how you think our money should be spent. Look out in the press and on our website, www.copeland.gov.uk, for ways to get involved.


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Autumn

Out About

&

September 2011

LOWES COURT Gallery

Cooler days and darker evenings are upon us.

12 Main Street, Egremont

Still lots to do in the area, so get out and about and enjoy all we have in the county.

buy local, by locals

PARKSIDE HOTEL Cleator Moor 01946 811001 www.parksidehotelcumbria.co.uk

Arts and crafts from Cumbria 1st October to 1st November ANNUAL OPEN EXHIBITION - WORK BY LOCAL ARTISTS AND MEMBERS

7th November to 31st December ARTS AND CRAFTS FOR CHRISTMAS

Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 4pm -

01946 820693

Bar Meals and Real Ales open every evening 6.30 - 9.00

Sunday Lunches Traditional Roasts 11.30 - 3.00 from £4.95

Daily Specials 10oz Lamb or Rump Steak - £9.95

Superb food – Super value

Hartley’s Quality Traditional Ice Cream • Flavours a speciality • Ice cream freezer packs • Wide variety of Gateaux • Orders taken for Christmas • Choice of flavours

Haig Colliery MINING MUSEUM OPEN 7 DAYS: 9.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Cumbria for Excellence Visitor attraction of the year Highly Commended Only a 20 minute stroll from the Harbour For futher information please contact: Haig Colliery Mining Museum, Solway Road, Kells, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 9BG Phone and Fax: 01946 599949 e-mail root@haigpit.com Visit our award winning website:

www.haigpit.com

OPEN 7 DAYS 24 Church Street Egremont Tel: 01946 820456 www.hartleys-icecream.co.uk

Egremont Swimming Pool September 5th 2011-16th December 2011 Swimming Lessons start back week commencing 12th September. Monday 9.30 - 11.30 12.00 - 1.00 1.00 - 3.00 3.00 - 4.00 4.00 - 6.00 6.00 - 7.00 7.00 - 8.00 8.00 - 9.00 Tuesday 9.30 - 10.30 10.30 - 11.30 12.00 - 1.00 1.00 - 3.00 3.00 - 4.00 4.00 - 5.30 5.30 - 8.30 Wednesday 7.30 - 9.00 9.30 - 10.30 11.00 - 12.00 12.00 - 1.00 1.00 - 3.15 3.30 - 5.00 5.00 - 5.30 5.30 - 6.30 6.30 - 7.30 7.30 - 8.30

School Swimming Adults Only School Swimming General Swim Swimming Lessons Seascale Swimming Club Ladies Only Adults Only School Swimming Aqua Fit Adults Only School Swimming General Swim Swimming Lessons Copeland Swimming Club Lane Swimming NEW School Swimming 60+ Only Adults Only School Swimming Swimming Lessons Junior Lifesaving NEW Aqua-Fit NEW General Swim Lane Swim

Thursday 9.30 - 11.30 12.00 - 1.00 1.00 - 3.00 3.00 - 4.00 4.00 - 5.00 5.00 - 7.00 7.00 - 8.00 8.00 - 9.30

School Swimming Adults Only School Swimming General Swim Swimming Lessons Copeland Swimming Club Ladies Only Sub Aqua

Friday 7.30 - 9.00 9.30 -11.30 12.00 - 1.00 1.00 - 2.30 2.30 - 4.30 4.30 - 5.30 5.30 - 6.30 6.30 - 7.30 7.30 - 8.30

Lane Swimming NEW School Swimming Adults Only School Swimming Staff Training Swimming Lessons Copeland Swimming Club General Swim Adults Only

Saturday 7.30 - 8.30 9.00 - 10.00 10.00 - 11.00 11.00 -12.30 12.30 - 2.30

Adults Only Swimming Lessons General Swim NEW Fun Time (Inflatable) NEW Private Hire

Sunday - CLOSED

SIMʼS TRAVEL ESKDALE Tel ephone 019467 23227

Forthcoming tours: 26th to 30th September 2nd to 7th October 14th to 17th October 18th to 29th November 28th November to 2nd Dec 3rd to 4th December 12th to 16th December

Castles of Scotland Donegal and Northern Ireland North Wales and Snowdonia London Weekend Warner Bodellwydan Castle Turkey and Tinsel Durham Christmas Fayre and Metro Shopper Warner Thoresby Hall Dickensian Christmas

Theatre trips: October 1st November 19th December 10th January 7th

Silloth-on-Solway Silloth-on-Solway ROWRAH

Enjoy time at this popular Seaside Resort Lovely scenery and walks with activities throughout the year. Amusement arcade, Crazy Golf and seasonal weekly market/car boot sale For further information call:

016973 31944

• Traditional Village Inn • • Real Ales • • Serving home-made food • Evenings Tuesday to Sunday 6-30pm - 9pm Lunchtimes Friday & Sunday 12pm - 2pm Bed & Breakfast available

www.storkhotel.co.uk 01946 861213

We Will Rock You at Sunderland Sister Act at Sunderland Legally Blond at Sunderland Sleeping Beauty at Newcastle

Day Excursions: September 17th September 17th October 1st October 15th October 22nd October 24th October 26th October 27th October 28th October 29th November 5th

Phone now for our 2011 brochure

Carlisle Harrogate Autumn Flower Show Newcastle and the Metro Carlisle Blackpool Blackpool and Illuminations Skipton and Boundary Mill Newcastle and the Metro Blackpool Blackpool and Illuminations Newcastle and the Metro

www.simstravel.co.uk


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News

NHS PLANS

BEACON SHINES AGAIN

- FIND OUT MORE

YOU can now find out lots more about the NHS Trust merger plans at a new web page. The North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust wants to join with an existing NHS Foundation Trust to ensure clinically sustainable and financially viable services in the future. The neighbouring trusts interested in acquiring it are: • The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust • ‘A partnership with Newcastle in Cumbria’ which is an alliance between Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust The North Cumbria Trust is consulting with stakeholders and you can now find out more at their website – www.ncuh.nhs.uk under the About Us section.

Les Donnan, operation officer at the Beacon, with the museum’s award.

WE’D LIKE to know what you think our planning policies should be for Whitehaven’s town centre.

OUR award-winning Beacon Museum is delivering an ‘excellent quality experience’, which is ‘amongst the best in the region’ according to national tourism experts.

We have produced some design guidelines which you can look at and comment upon during November. The finished document will give design advice for new developments, and will take into account the town’s unique Georgian heritage and the need to link the shopping area and harbour. Over recent months weíve held events to see what the public businesses and councillors think should be included, and have asked young people what they would like to see in their town. To find out how you can comment on the resulting document, look out in the local press and our website, www.copeland.gov.uk, or contact Louise Kirkup, senior policy planner, on 01946 598514.

Enjoy England say our high quality visitor experience is pulling in growing numbers who are spending an estimated additional £2m in the area. The assessors, who undertook a ‘mystery shopper’ visit to the Beacon, plus emails and phone calls, were full of praise and rated us ‘excellent.’ The judge, Chris Vere, said: “The Beacon is a model of what a local museum can achieve. It has excelled.” He went on to praise our BBC Walking with Dinosaurs summer exhibition, saying: “The result makes a most attractive site even more attractive

PLANNING AHEAD

– providing a substantial reason for repeat visits. Museum facilities are excellent – the staff engaged brilliantly. Copeland should be very proud indeed of this museum – it is certainly amongst the best in the region.” The dinosaur exhibition proved to be a huge crowd puller. Final figures have not yet been collated but the exhibition is known to have brought around 30,000 people flocking in. One particular day was the busiest in the 15-year history of the museum, with more than 700 visitors. And the Beacon continues to move forward – we are about to invest more than £100,000 in a new gallery spotlighting Medieval times. The exciting new area will replace the “early industries” section and will be in place by February half term 2012. It will be funded with surplus income made directly by the Beacon since its redevelopment.

PATHWAYS TO ART OPPORTUNITIES for unemployed people to use their creativity and improve their career chances are on offer this autumn. Our Pathways to Art programme helps people learn new practical skills , socialise and develop skills like communication, group working and confidence. Workshops in wood carving and ‘Exploring art’ are on offer to people on benefits between now and December in Whitehaven. The wood carving workshops run on Mondays from 10.30am until 1.30pm until December 12 at the Beacon. This is an introduction to the tools and techniques of low relief wood carving, inlay and woodblock print. No experience is needed, and the informal classes allow people to work at their own pace. Exploring Art runs on Tuesdays from 10am until 12.30pm and WE RECENTLY took 1pm until 3.30pm until December 13, at Whitehaven Civic Hall. These workshops will two people to court for help you identify your dropping cigarette inspiration and give butts. you the skills and techniques to explore One person was fined £80 your creativity through with £100 costs and £15 painting, drawing and victim support supplement, ceramics. You will be and the second was fined supported by an £100 with £60 costs and £15 experienced artist. Victim Support surcharge. To book a place call We will continue to prosecute Kerry McLauglin on for all types of littering, 01946 592302, or to including cigarette-related get more information litter, which accounts for 40 call the Pathways per cent of street litter. project manager Since April, we have also Jane Hanlon on 0781 issued 24 £80 on-the-spot 330 4710. fines for dropping litter.

LITTERING FINES

WORLD CUP HOPES WE ARE waiting to hear whether our bid to host part of the Rugby League World Cup in 2013 has been successful. We have applied in partnership with Whitehaven Rugby League club, Cumbria Sports Academy, Allerdale Borough Council, and Workington Town rugby club to host a match or become a training venue for one of the international teams. The judges were impressed when they came to see what amenities were on offer, and we hope if we are successful the game will be staged at the new Pow Beck Community Stadium, which is scheduled to be built by the end of 2012. The event could stimulate investment, raise Copeland’s profile, and help people become more active. The Rugby Football League will announce their decision at the end of October.


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Focus on Cleator Moor In coming issues of Copeland Matters we’ll be highlighting parts of the borough and finding out a bit more about what’s going on there. This time the spotlight falls on Cleator Moor, and as you can see, there’s plenty of fascinating projects on the go…..

HEALTH CENTRE PLANS MOVE AHEAD

September 2011

YOUR LO

DID you know Cleator Moor residents Our Local Links office on the square is a one-stop shop for dozens of services because it is jointly run by us and Cumbria County Council. Here’s what you can do without having to make that trip to our main office…” •

Hand in benefit claim forms, and any related documents

Get council tax and benefits advice

Apply for a railcard or travel vouchers

Get advice on and app concessionary railcar vouchers

Take away – and hand council tax change of circumstance and dire forms

Arrange a collection o waste item

Request a bigger bin, replacement recycling covers and bags

Get advice on any asp rubbish collection and

ADVENTUROUS PLANS Exciting regeneration plans for Cleator Moor are being investigated. We are currently carrying out market research into a variety of regeneration options including the possibility of attracting an extreme sports centre. We will tell you more when the research is complete.

Proposed Health Centre

PLANS for a new GP-run health centre in Cleator Moor have passed another important hurdle. NHS Northwest has given Stage One approval for the scheme to be delivered through NHS Cumbria’s development partner, eLIFT Cumbria. The £4.1m health centre at Birks Road will replace the current ageing surgery buildings and provide a range of services such as GP surgeries and NHS dentistry. There will also be a number of health clinics. The decision means additional funding will

now be available to push on with the scheme and complete detailed design, legal and contractual work. Final approval from NHS Northwest is expected this autumn. If all goes according to plan, construction work will begin before the end of 2011. Dr David Rogers, the lead GP for Copeland, said: “Cleator Moor is an area in need of better health facilities and the new centre will be an important resource .” Once building work starts it should take around ten months to complete.

COUNCIL OFFERS NEW WAY WITH WASTE WE HAVE led an innovative scheme to save waste from going to landfill whilst bringing Cleator Moor allotments back into use. For the first time, we have added road sweepings - leaves, soil and weeds – to the more usual garden waste to create good quality compost. And this is being used to bring the Town Council’s disused allotments near the high street back to life.

Now, 24 people who were waiting for an allotment have been able to put their green fingers into action at the sites. Ruth Walsh, waste management officer, said: “Using the organic material from our street cleaning has been a brilliant idea. We have not only reduced costs and material going to landfill but we have also boosted the amount of good quality compost available.”

YOUTH FORUM NORTH EAST Copeland (Cleator Moor, Frizington and their surrounds) was the first place in Copeland to have a Youth Forum. These are meetings where young people can share ideas, talk about local issues, and influence decision makers. The NE Copeland forum is increasingly popular with youngsters and it hosted the first Copeland Youth Council this month – where representatives from all the youth councils in Copeland meet. The forum meets every two months and covers a huge range of issues. They often link up with Cleator Moor Town Council and their latest project is to look at the generation gap and how it can be addressed in their area. If you would like to know more about Copeland’s youth forums, contact Emma Dickinson on 0845 054 8600.

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WHY I LOVE

THE MOOR

WE asked Cleator Moor’s councillors what they love about their patch……

“The bridge at Hen Beck - great for picnics, and it’s where I learned to swim. Also, the sporting achievements of the town’s clubs, the Square with its superb public buildings, the Lowrey links, Conrad Atkinson’s 'Hands' sculpture, the beautifully-kept grotto at St Mary's and finally, the community spirit and friendliness of the people and all the unsung volunteers.” Hugh Branney, Cleator Moor North

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Focus on Cleator Moor

OCAL LINK

s have a host of local services based right on their doorstep?

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Report fly tipping, an abandoned vehicle, or a dog-related problem

Order delivery of books for the housebound

Report a faulty street light

Request a delivery of sandbags

Use a computer or photocopier for a small charge

ect debit

Collect and drop off forms for school meals and clothing grants

Get a cup of coffee or tea for a charge

of a bulky

Library services including requesting books, a book club, and DVD and audio book hire

Find out what events are on in the community

Get thorough advice on both County Council and Copeland Council services, and signposting to other organisations where appropriate.

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Children’s holiday activities in the library

Read the newspapers, including jobs papers

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I like the spirit of the people here - they don't give up. I also like the wide variety of youth activities in sport, and the commitment given to hem. People are proud o belong to the Moor.” David Banks, Cleator Moor South

Hugh Branney

Dave Banks

“The reason I love Cleator Moor is the fantastic views we have. There's nothing better than watching Wath Brow Hornets looking at the views.” David Riley, Cleator Moor South

David Riley

PHOENIX ENTERPRISE CENTRE PHOENIX Enterprise Centre, at the heart of Cleator Moor, is a real success story The organisation aims to help revive the economic fortunes of the area by addressing unemployment and supporting businesses. There’s a range a range of office accommodation, conference facilities and workshops, plus administrative services. Phoenix also offers invaluable advice to people wanting to start businesses or support economic regeneration. The conference facilities are in Phoenix House and St Kevin’s Hall, both in the town centre, and both are equipped with presentation equipment and can include refreshments. To find out more about Phoenix Enterprise, call 01946 813555.

SHOW ON THE SQUARE ur you on. Or why not try and upbeat music to sp by rks out the whole body thump boxing? This wo e fre me so o ere are als using boxing moves. Th walks each Monday, h alt he walking activities first and a longer walk on the lasting about 1h 30m, e lud Other activities inc Friday of each month. including free chair various fitness classes ough the Moor Active aerobics. The centre, thr er classes – such as scheme, also offers oth shake and gymnasium zumba, kids’ wake and mmunity venues in the sessions – from other co it ation and timetables, vis town. For detailed inform 6 94 01 ll ca sure.org.uk or www.northcountrylei 815100.

“I love the great community spirit of the Moor, and all the exciting regeneration and community projects that exist or are are planned for this vibrant town.” Bill Southward, Cleator Moor North

Bill Southward

Joan Hully

“The people are very friendly, but resilient - if you kick one of us we all limp. There are so many good organisations – the town council, REGEN, Phoenix Enterprise, Blue Skies, a new allotment group, and the Exchange Corner group, who enabled the Jacktrees Rd play area to go ahead.” Joan Hully, Cleator Moor North

CLEATOR MOOR was the venue for an amazing community banquet earlier this summer. Dozens of entertainers put on a variety of acts around the Square while hundreds of people picnicked and enjoyed the show. The event was staged by Lakes Alive, a four-year programme of world-class arts events across the county. There was a similar banquet in Millom and a spectacular aerial light and music show in Whitehaven.

LIGHTING UP CLEATOR MOOR is the site of a spooky, spectacular event this Halloween weekend.. People will be able to create Halloween lanterns at a series of workshops, then parade them around the town centre on Saturday October 29th. The workshops, which are free and open to anyone, are at the Cleator Moor Bowls and Sports Centre on September 22 from 11.15am until 4pm, September 28 from 10am until 1pm and September 29 from 11.15am until 4pm. There will be all the materials you need to make an impressive lantern to carry aloft on the night. The parade itself will start at the Square at 6.30pm and you are encouraged to come along in a Halloween costume. There will be refreshments and the event is expected to end at about 7.30pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact info@newartsnorth.co.uk or 07799 627803. This event, funded by the Home Group, is part of West Cumbria Arts Engagement - a year-long project of arts projects led by Copeland and Allerdale Councils and funded by the Arts Council


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Training

September 2011

Celebrating our 30 years Anniversary

WEST CUMBRIA TRADES HALL CENTRE

& Education

ARE YOU UNEMPLOYED? We provide an independent, confidential service, giving advice and guidance on: Confidence Building/Motivation Techniques Overcoming Barriers to Employment Completing Application Forms A qualification in English and Maths Work Placements Job Seeking Skills Key and life / basic skills CV and Letter Writing/Interview Techniques

Daniel Hay Library Your Local Library From reading groups to reminiscence sessions, there’s more going on in your local library than you think. Whether you want a quiet place to study, or somewhere to browse through the books, you will find a welcoming, friendly atmosphere – somewhere to relax or simply get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. We have children’s books and activities to keep them entertained while you read the local paper with a coffee. DVDs are available (at a charge) from some libraries to keep both you and the children entertained when you’re back home.

We are available to give free, friendly and impartial advice. Monday-Thursday from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Friday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm Alternatively telephone 01900 61874 to make an appointment Website: www.tradeshallworkington.org.uk E-mail : enquiries@tradeshallworkington.org.uk

...Bran ...Br ansty sty Primary Sc School hool ... a hiv hive e of activity.... Bransty School is a much valued part of the community held in high regard by pupils, parents and the community (Ofsted 2009)

Come and experience the “Bransty Buzz...”

Parent evening classes – keep fit, burlesque ICT and tap dancing.

Headteacher: Mrs. Joanne Fearon Bransty Primary School and Nursery Mona Road, Bransty, Whitehaven e-mail: admin@bransty.cumbria.sch.uk Telephone: 01946 852652

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Montreal Primary School Montreal CE Primary School is an accredited Adventure Learning School. We have 4 Cumbria Leading Teachers, experienced Senior Teaching Assistants and a caring, supportive staff who make up our team. We give high priority to our exciting, enquiry based curriculum and take every advantage of the beautiful National Park on our doorstep, running a programme of residential visits from Year 4 upwards. We have a popular daily breakfast club and many after school club opportunities.

(Ofsted 2009)

Quality Nursery provision within the New Foundation Stage Unit offering wrap around care facilities with flexible hours to suit your needs. Fantastic after school provision. Strategically Resourced Hearing Impaired Unit. Wide range of extra curricular clubs including: rugby, boxing, art, cookery, knitting, judo, guitars, netball, orienteering and football. A creative curriculum – bringing learning alive.

Broadband internet access is available at all libraries where you can search for jobs, chat to friends or book your next holiday. Remember – it’s free to join the library and free to borrow books for both adults and children. With such a wide range of facilities on your doorstep, isn’t it time you paid us a visit? For more information visit www.cumbria.gov.uk/libraries

A clear vision has been injected.

Est. 2004

“This is a good school, where the considerate care of dedicated staff ensures that the personal development and well-being of pupils is good” Ofsted 2009

Valley Primary and Nursery “Pupils flourish in the secure and supportive environment and enjoy the many opportunities on offer…….” Ofsted 2009

January 2012 and April 2012 places availablefor children from 3-4 years old children.

“…..children settle quickly in the Nursery and enjoy what they do because they feel safe and secure” Ofsted 2009

For prospectus and general enquiries telephone 01946 852668 or e-mail: admin@valleyprimary.cumbria.sch.uk Headteacher: Mrs Hilary Reay Whinlatter Road, Mirehouse, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 8DA

‘Where a smile is always returned’ Headteacher – Mr Shaun Monaghan National Leader of Education J ericho School - A great place to be E njoyment in Education - Every Child Matters R eady to learn - A rich and stimulating curriculum I ndependent learning - Investing in people and individual in our approach C onfidential and creative in our thinking - Community belonging H ealthy and safe in our school O pportunities for all to develop skills for life long learning.

Jericho School... ‘Where every child matters’ To visit the school or to discuss your childʼs future education you are welcome to contact Shaun Monaghan at the school:

Tel: 01946 514545 Fax: 01946 514546 e.mail head@jericho.cumbria.sch.uk Visit our website: www.jericho.cumbria.sch.uk


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News

ALL GO AT THE BEACON

An example of Nathan Pendlebury’s work

THERE’S a packed programme of events on offer at the Beacon over the next few weeks. Until November 6 you can see the Pendlebury exhibition in the free Harbour Gallery - oil paintings and photography by father and son team, Anthony and Nathan Pendlebury. A full day of free art workshops will mark the national Big Draw event on October 24 and our ever-popular Talking Tuesdays continue on October 18 and November 29. These events feature a short talk followed by scones and tea, costing £3. Halloween provides the opportunity for spooky crafts, and youngsters can come along to workshops on the 26, 27 or 28 of October, at either 11am until noon, or 2pm until 3pm. Booking is essential for these events, and the cost is £3 per child. The Christmas Show in the free Harbour Gallery starts on November 12 and is the perfect opportunity to pick up some unique festive gifts. An array of stunning paintings, photography and jewellery will all be available for sale. And children shouldn’t miss our Reindeer Post Service, which runs from December 1 to 17. They can come along, write a letter to Santa and post in our special post box. Rudolph and friends will deliver your letter to the North Pole - then just sit back and wait for a reply! There are also Christmas-themed craft sessions for children on December 21 and 22 at either 11am or 2pm. The £5 cost includes a gift from a special visitor, and booking is recommended. To find out more about any of our Beacon events, give us a call on 01946 592302 or visit our website at www.thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk.

AT YOUR SERVICE WE’VE now made it much easier to access lots of services quickly and easily through our website. You can report fly tipping, request sandbags for your property, apply for help with putting your wheelie bin out or simply give us a compliment or complaint. All this and more can be done without having to phone up or visit our offices. In the future we hope to improve and expand these website services even more. You can visit our website at www.thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk.

STREET THEATRE BOOSTS TRADE A TOWN centre trader said the arrival of world-class street theatre set Whitehaven town centre buzzing. We were asked by businesses to do something to bring people into the town during the daytime – leading up to the Lakes Alive aerial show on the harbour in the summer. We funded a show stopping array of entertainment including free craft sessions, family shows and strolling entertainers. Christine Minnorry, chair of Whitehaven Chamber of Trade and owner of the Ellie Louise clothes shop in King Street, said: “I can say that it certainly was a good day trade-wise - the town was busy. The street entertainment went extremely well especially with the children. “I think the town people like to see attractions like this and the evening was a spectacular ending with a

FUND NOW EASIER TO ACCESS THE Copeland Community Fund - has changed some of its policies in response to the economic challenges facing applicants. The Community Fund was set up with government money in recognition of Copeland’s role as host of the Low Level Waste Repository at Drigg. The changes mean: The minimum grant request is now £3,000 instead of £5,000. Applicants may now be awarded up to half their project costs. Development grants of up to £1,000 are now available to some applicants for costs such as fees, support and consultation. The fund is also now more likely to consider grant increases as a means of protecting money already invested. For more information visit www.copelandcommunity fund.co.uk.

wonderful firework display. I think as traders we welcome anything like this and if we

can get more traders to stay open later it would be even better.”

GETTING CONNECTED WE HAVE been working with National Grid to comment on potential options for a new connection from Copeland to the national electricity network. The connection would bring power from proposed offshore wind farms and the possible new nuclear power station proposed near Sellafield. Robert Powell at National Grid said we had given valuable input. “We’ve learned a considerable amount about the local sensitivities we need to take on board,” he said. Later this year National Grid will provide more information and seek the communities’ views. To find out more visit www.nationalgrid.com/northwestcoastconnections.

YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE WE WANT as many people as possible to vote at elections, which is why every year we carry out an electoral canvass. We ask people to return a form telling us who lives at their house, so we can make sure all adults have the right to vote. If you haven’t yet returned your form, there is still time to get back to us. You might also be asked by one of our door to door canvassers to return your form – in this case you can fill it in there and then and give it to the canvasser. But there are even easier ways to get registered – you can do it online, send a text message or give us a call. Detailed instructions for doing all of these can be found at www.copeland.gov.uk. Remember – you won’t be able to vote if you have not registered.

KEEPING IT LOCAL ALL six of the borough’s Locality Plans are now complete. These documents tell us exactly what communities’ priorities are and enable large organisations – like us, the police or the NHS – to see at a glance what the grassroots issues are in a particular locality. We have helped six communities draw up their plans – Howgate and Distington, Whitehaven, West Copeland, North East Copeland, Mid Copeland and South Copeland. The documents are continually developed and it is important that as many people as possible contribute. If you would like to help shape your local area call locality officer Sarah Mitchell on 0845 054 8600. You can see your local plan at www.copeland.gov.uk.


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Our Young Peoples Support Service in Cumbria offers the free support to young people aged between 12 and 16 years of age, who has been affected by rape, sexual assault or sexual abuse at any time in their life. This includes support for partners, carers, family members and friends amongst others. Helpline: 01900 828 509

    

 

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What’s on in Copeland

WHAT’S ON IN COPELAND? Theatre, Millom. Phone 0161 4086389 for tickets.

3.30pm, admission 50p. Canaries, budgerigars, British and foreign birds, plus tombola, raffle and refreshments.

September 24 - Mercury, a Queen tribute, Whitehaven

November 2 - Ice Show, Whitehaven Civic Hall.

September 20 - Omid Djalili, comedian, at Beggar’s

Civic Hall. Phone 01946 514960 for tickets.

November 5 - Copeland Borough Council Youth September 27 & 28 - Facebook Fairytales, by the Beggar’s Acting Company, at the Beggar’s Theatre Millom.

Festival, Whitehaven Civic Hall. A showcase of activities and ideas for young people in Copeland. Includes a DJ workshop, circus skills and more.

September 30 - Tom Hingley, ex Inspiral Carpets, at Whitehaven Civic Hall.

November 12 - West Cumberland Choral Society’s

October 3 - Paul Zerdin, comedy ventriloquist,

Messiah, at St John's Church, Hensingham. Tickets £7.50 from 01946 823167.

at Whitehaven Civic Hall.

November 17 - Circus Berzerkus at Beggar’s Theatre October 7 - Egremont Farmers’ Market, Egremont Market

Millom, 7.30pm.

Place, 9.30am - 3pm. Local pork, cupcakes, home baking, free range eggs, herbs, plants, preserves, gifts and fairtrade foods.

November 18 - West End To Broadway, Whitehaven Civic Hall.

October 7 to 9 - South Copeland Beer and Bangers Festival, celebrating local breweries and sausage makers, with 20 venues serving fresh local produce. Also guided “hangover hikes,” brewery tours and sausage making demonstrations. More details at www.southcopelandtourism.org.uk.

November 19 - Concert by the West Lakeland Orchestra, Alexandra Hall, Millom School, 7.30pm.

November 19 - Lets Zep, Led Zeppelin tribute, Whitehaven Civic Hall.

October 12 & 13 - Rural Edge Actors present A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Beggar’s Theatre Millom.

November 20 - Mark Watson, comedian, Beggar’s Theatre Millom, 7.30pm.

October 12 & 26 - Steam and Romans at the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, a day-trip exploring our Roman heritage with an expert guide. Includes the Bath House at Ravenglass, Ratty trip to Dalegarth, lunch and a minibus to Hardnott Fort. £23.50 per adult. Booking essential, call 01229 717171.

October 17 - Toploader at Whitehaven Civic Hall. October 20 - Big Daddy v Giant Haystacks, Beggar’s Theatre Millom, at 7.30 pm.

November 25 - The Rat Pack, Whitehaven Civic Hall. November 28 - Alabama 3, Whitehaven Civic Hall. November 30 - Glenn Tilbrook, Whitehaven Civic Hall. December 4 to 29 - on selected dates, Christmas at the Castle, at Muncaster Castle, with Victorian Castle tours, a light show and illuminations.

December 6 to 11 - Family Christmas Pantomime,

October 21- Dave Spikey at Whitehaven Civic Hall.

Whitehaven Civic Hall.

October 22 - Rod’s Faces, a tribute to Rod Stewart, at

December 9 - West Cumberland Choral Society and St

Whitehaven Civic Hall.

October 23 to 31 - Halloween Week at Muncaster Castle, with ghost tours, scary maze, fire juggler, spooky light show, children’s activities and after-dark owl tours. Details at www,muncaster.co.uk

October 23 - Chas Hodges, of Chas ‘n' Dave, at Whitehaven Civic Hall.

October 23 - Whitehaven Cage Bird Society Open Show, at the Marchon Club, Coach Road, Whitehaven. 1.30pm until

Begh's Junior School Choir’s Christmas Concert at St Begh's Church, Whitehaven. Tickets £7.50, children £2.50 and £16 for a family, from 01946 823167.

December 31 - The Pioneers of the Jet Era a tribute act, at Whitehaven Civic Hall. Do you have a Copeland event you would like to publicise? The next Copeland Matters comes out in September. If you would like to submit something please send it to communications@copeland.gov.uk or Leila Cox, Copeland Borough Council, Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven CA28 7SJ, by October 31st.


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The Directory

A to Z of Services HERE’S your new A to Z list of some of the services you might wish to contact – provided by Copeland Council, Cumbria County Council or our other partners. Copeland Borough Council: 0845 054 8600 info@copeland.gov.uk www.copeland.gov.uk Emergencies (homelessness and flooding); 0845 0531 327 Our offices are at:

The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street Whitehaven CA28 7SJ Cleator Moor Local Links Cleator Moor Library, The Square, CA25 5AP Millom Council Centre St George’s Road, Millom LA18 4DD

Our main opening hours are: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

8:45 – 5:15 8:45 – 5:15 10:00 – 5:15 8:45 – 5:15 8:45 – 4:30

Cumbria County Council:

01228 606060 info@cumbriacc.gov.uk www.cumbria.gov.uk

Abandoned vehicles Adaptations to homes for people with disabilities Adoption Adult Education Allotments Animals, stray Beacon, the

Contact Copeland Council as above

Benefits (housing and council tax benefits queries) Benefit fraud hotline Bereavements Bus Enquiries (Traveline) Bus passes Childline Children’s Services Citizen’s Advice Bureau Community Safety Connexions Councillors Council Tax (including benefits, bills and payments) Crimestoppers Cuedoc Domestic Violence Emergencies

Contact Copeland Council as above Contact Cumbria County Council as above Contact Cumbria County Council as above Contact Copeland Council as above Contact Copeland Council as above 01946 592302 www.thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk

Contact Copeland Council as above 0800 7833878 01946 830561 0871 200 22 33 Contact Copeland Council as above 0800 11 11 Contact Cumbria County Council as above 01946 693321 www.citizensadvice.org.uk Amanda Crane Copeland Borough Council, 07768 538600 01946 695541 www.connexionscumbria.co.uk Contact Copeland Council as above Contact Cumbria County Council as above

WHO DOES WHAT? WE COLLECT your council tax on behalf of Cumbria County Council, Copeland Borough Council, Cumbria Police Authority and your local parish council. Out of every £1 of your council tax, Copeland gets 11.6p, the County Council gets 74.8p, the Police 12.5p and the parishes 1.1p. We add funding from other sources to this to provide the services shown here.

OUR COUNCIL MEETINGS Copeland Council meetings coming up in September, October, November and December 2011 include the following. All are in the Bainbridge Room at the Copeland Centre. SEPTEMBER Tuesday 27 Sept 10-30am OCTOBER Wednesday 12 October 2pm Thursday 13 October 5pm Monday 17 October 2pm Tuesday 25 October Thursday 27 October

Executive

Executive Full Council Overview and Scrutiny committee – Internal 5pm Executive 5pm Overview and Scrutiny committee – External

Have your say

NOVEMBER Wednesday 9 November 5pm Planning Thursday 17 November 10am Overview and Scrutiny committee – Internal Tuesday 22 November 10.30am Executive DECEMBER Thursday 1 December 2pm Full Council Agendas, minutes of previous meetings and details of committee memberships are all available on our website, www.copeland.gov.uk.

Please fill in the form below to have your say about any of Copeland Council’s services. Your comments will be passed to the relevant team for response, as appropriate.

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Contact Copeland Borough Council as above 0800 555 111 Cumbria Health on Call 03000 247 247 Victim Support West Cumbria 01900 64524 Electricity supply fault 0800 195 4141 Gas Leak 0800 111 999 Water supply fault 0845 746 2200 Water leak 0800 33 00 33 Highways Hotline 0845 609 6 609 Hospitals West Cumberland Hospital 01946 693181 Millom Cottage Hospital 01229 772631 Housing Copeland Homes 0845 155 0980 Impact Housing 01900 842100 Two Castles 01946 591848 Housing Advice, Copeland Council as above Jobseeker Direct 0845 6060 234 Lake District National Park 01539 724555 www.lake-district.gov.uk hq@lakedistrict.gov.uk Leisure Facilities Cleator Moor Bowls Centre 01946 815100 Copeland Swimming Pool 01946 695021 Whitehaven Sports Centre 01946 695666 Whitehaven Civic Hall 01946 514960 Wyndham Swimming Pool 01946 821038 Millom Recreation Centre 01229 774985 Rosehill Theatre 01946 692422 Libraries Contact Cumbria County Council as above Parish and town councils Contact Copeland Council as above Police 0845 33 00 247 Recycling Kerbside recycling and recycle points: Contact Copeland Council as above Household Waste Recycling Centres: Contact Cumbria County Council as above Samaritans 08457 909090 www.samaritans.org Tourist information 01946 598914 Trading Standards 01900 706072 Traveline 0871 200 22 33 www.traveline.org.uk Waste Contact Copeland Council as above

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