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Finding information

Finding the information on a complex website need not be a daunting task. There is more than one way to find what you want, depending on how you prefer to use the web.


Our search is at the top of each page. Type some simple keywords into that and click the 'Search' button. You will be presented with a list of content matching your keywords. If the list is too big, try adding another keyword to refine it a bit. If the list is too short, try removing a keyword to make the search a bit more general. More information is in our search tips.

Searching for planning applications

Search for planning application on the planning application register


Many people like to browse a website using a navigation menu. The page you are on is also shown in the breadcrumb trail at the top of the content above the main heading. Clicking any link in this trail will take you back through the site.

As well as the navigation menu you can use:

  • A-Z of Services  - this is an alphabetical list of services we deliver. It also includes some of those delivered by Cumbria County Council, for example, education and social care services.
    Note - it is not an alphabetical listing of all pages in the site.
  • Site map - displays a link to every page on the site in hierarchical order.

RSS feeds

With RSS you don't even have to come to the site! Subscribe to an RSS feed and the information comes to you. More information about our RSS feeds