Setting an address
Setting an address allows you to see information relevant to your property such as refuse collections day, your councillors, and nearby planning applications.
To set an address, search for a postcode or partial address and choose a property that is shown. Note, only addresses within the Eden District area will be shown.
Once you have set a location it is saved on your computer for a year. This means that you won’t have to set your location every time you visit the site. If you change your location, the new one will be saved instead.
The ‘Reset page’ button clears the address from the page and returns it to its default state.
My House/My Nearest
Once an address is set these tabs will show information relevant to your property.
The My House tab will show things such as your councillor, your refuse collection day and any nearby planning or building applications.
The My Nearest tab allows you to see the locations of certain things from your property such as schools and libraries.
Information is grouped into themed panels which can be closed by clicking the cross in the top right hand corner if you don’t want them visible.
The ‘Other things that may interest you’ button can be used to add or remove these panels from either the My House or My Nearest pages.
If an address is set then the centre of the map is set to that location.
If you want a bigger map you can hide the side panel containing the ‘Find Nearest’ and ‘Map Categories’ sections. You will be able to show it again later if you need to.
Changing the map style
The style of map can be changed using this button set.
The Standard view is the traditional Ordnance Survey style. The Alternate view is a much simplified one to make things easier to see. Aerial mapping is only available for the towns in our District (Penrith, Appleby, Alston and Kirkby Stephen)
Zooming in and out
The map can be zoomed in and out using this slider control You can also zoom in by double clicking any where on the map or by holding down the shift key and dragging your mouse to show an area to zoom to. If your mouse has a wheel you can zoom in and out using that.
Moving the map
The map can be moved by dragging it with your mouse left button held down or by using this control. Note, the map only covers our District area so if you try and move it outside those areas it will not move.
Map categories are groups of things that can be viewed on the map.
To see what’s in a map category click the category name to show what items are available for display. The number next to the checkbox shows the number of items in that category currently being displayed on the map. To select or deselect all items in a category use the checkbox.
To contract a category click its name again. The number of items being displayed still shows.
Showing items on the map
To show an item on a map click its name. The name will change from grey to black text and the number of items currently showing in that category will increase by one.
To hide an item that is displayed click on its name again. It will disappear from the map and its name will go grey.
If you hold your mouse over the item name a tooltip will tell you what will happen if you click it.
More information is available onmost items by holding your mouse over the item on the map.
In the picture below, the map is showing the wards layer and the mouse has been placed over the Crosby Ravensworth ward to show the councillor for that ward. Clicking on the councillor’s name would take you to the relevant section in the website to show further details about them.
Items that you were viewing are saved in a cookie that is stored on your computer. If you view the map at a later date using the same computer the items will still be there.
Using the Find Nearest function on the map
You can show all items of a certain type within a certain radius. If an address is set then it is the centre-point of the search. If no address is set, the centre point is the centre of the visible map. The map zoom will change to show all the items found within the area specified.
The results of the search are shown on the map and below in text format.