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Which Council Does What?


As well as Workington Town Council, the Town is also served by Cumberland Council.

Workington Town Council

  • Allotments

  • Christmas lights

  • Cultural events in the town 

  • Play areas – Ashfield Road South, Brewery House, Cusack Crescent, Garnet Crescent, Harrington Marina, Newlands Lane, Siddick, Vulcan Park, Walker Road, Wordsworth View in Salterbeck. 

  • Remembrance Day

  • Town Twinning with Selm and Val de Reuil

  • Workington Nature Partnership

  • Vulcan Park


Cumberland Council

They have replaced: 

Allerdale Borough Council, Copeland Borough Council , Carlisle City Council and Cumbria County Council

They deliver a range of services including:

  • Adult learning

  • Births, deaths and marriages

  • Blue Badges

  • Business rates

  • Car parks

  • Collecting bins and recycling

  • Council Tax and benefits

  • Dogs and fouling

  • Electoral services

  • Environmental health

  • Fire and rescue

  • Gypsies and travellers*

  • Highways

  • Homelessness prevention

  • Housing

  • Libraries and archives

  • Licensing

  • Maintaining roads, pavements and footpaths

  • Nature Partnership

  • Noise

  • Parks and open spaces

  • Parking, roads and transport

  • Pest control

  • Planning and building control

  • School admissions

  • School transport

  • Schools and social care

  • Social care

  • Sport and leisure provision

  • Street lights

  • Trading standards

  • Youth services


Cumberland Council provide services to people who live in Allerdale, Carlisle and Copeland.

Website -

Telephone - 0300 373 3730

*Please note that enquiries relating to gypsies or travellers, could be dealt by Cumberland Council depending on the nature of the enquiry. Queries may also require contact with a private landowner. 

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