Cumberland Council

Formed on 1 April 2023, Cumberland Council delivers all council services to the residents and businesses of north and west Cumbria, including Carlisle, Workington, and Whitehaven.

Cumberland is home to some of the world’s most stunning rural and coastal landscapes. One of the best places to visit, boasting two world heritage sites, an area of outstanding natural beauty and world class attractions that draw in millions of visitors.
The county’s economy contains strong agricultural and tourism sectors, but we are also a manufacturing economy that boasts some of the most famous brands in the world. 
Cumberland is one of the safest places to live and have some of the lowest cost housing in the country

Cumberland Council Focus

Cumberland Council takes a fresh approach to the delivery of inclusive services that are shaped by their residents and communities.  By enabling positive outcomes for health and wellbeing, prosperity and the environment they will fulfil the potential of their people and their area.

Their central aim of improving the health and wellbeing oftheir residents is supported by a focus in four key areas. By prioritising addressing inequalities, local economies that work for local people, environmental resilience and the climate emergency and delivering excellent public services, they can make an impact on the factors that improve health and wellbeing. 

Cumberland Council believes passionately in the delivery of excellent public services. To do that they need to be clear about the values and behaviours that they need to drive change and achieve their high standards. In everything they do they aim to:

Be compassionate

Be innovative

Be empowering

Be ambitious

Be collaborative

Be comppasionate

Be innovative

Be empowering

Be ambitious

Be collaborative

Welcoming