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Our responsibilities and authorities defined


What does Egremont Town Council Do?

  • Gives views, on behalf of the community, on planning applications and other proposals that affect the parish.

  • Undertakes projects and schemes that benefit local residents.

  • Works in partnership with other bodies to achieve benefits for the parish.

  • Alerts relevant authorities to problems that arise or work that needs to be undertaken.

  • Helps the other tier of local government, the newly formed Cumberland Unitary Council, keep in touch with their local communities.

Egremont Town Council will be liaising with public bodies and organisations to consider the Council’s involvement in the provision of services and resources.

Cumberland Unitary Council. The Unitary was invested on the 1st April 2023, taking over the responsibilities previously held by Copeland Borough Council and Cumbria County Council

What they do:

  • Building control.

  • Car parking and on and off street parking enforcement.

  • Council Tax and Benefits.

  • Electoral services.

  • Environmental services e.g. noise, pest control.

  • Housing services.

  • Planning.

  • Licensing and street trading.

  • Markets (Working with Whitehaven Town Council Closely).

  • Recycling and refuse collection.

  • Sport and Leisure centres.

  • Street cleaning and dealing with fly tipping.

  • Town centre management.

  • Blue/car badges.

  • Children’s services.

  • Concessionary travel.

  • Education and schools.

  • Emergency planning.

  • Health and social care.

  • Highways, including potholes, signage and gritting.

  • Libraries and archives.

  • Public rights of way.

  • Public transport services.

  • Registration of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships.

  • Strategic planning and some planning applications.

  • Trading Standards.

  • Transport.

  • Waste Recycling Centres.

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