Last Updated: 3 April 2024

All text, photographs, graphic images, icons, logos and artwork are Copyright © South Lakeland District Council unless otherwise stated, under Section I of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

Copying material from the South Lakeland District Council website

If you are:

  • an academic researcher
  • a student in higher or further education
  • a teacher or school pupil working on a project
  • a volunteer in your local community or parish
  • a charity
  • a public sector organisation

You may use any text from our website. We would like to know what you want to use, and in what context.

You must ask permission to use any photographs, graphic images, icons, logos and artwork as the copyright for some of these may belong to someone else.

If you are in a commercial business, you may not use any material from the site without written permission, unless we have published it as open data.

How to credit the source

Copyright © South Lakeland District Council unless otherwise stated.

Law on copyright

You will find more detail in Section I of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

Find out more about using other people's copyright material from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).

Open data

Open Data is non-personal information held by the Government, which is freely available for everyone to use and republish and is not controlled by copyright.

Open Data is about us opening up our data stores and letting everyone know what we are doing. Our data has already been used extensively for purposes such as developing mobile phone apps. Find out more about how you can use our open data on the Open Data pages.

Open data is released for public re-use under the Open Government Licence. This means you can reuse any information we publish as open data for any purpose you wish, as long as you credit the source to South Lakeland District Council.

For more information on open data visit