How we will carry out consultation during the review
We must have regard to any local residents' associations, community forums or area committees (or other such community representation or engagement) that exist and make a distinct contribution to the community of the area.
Before we make any recommendations or publish our final proposals, we'll take into the account the views of local people and will comply with statutory consultative requirements by:
- consulting local government electors in the parish
- consulting any other person or body (including other relevant local authorities and parish councils) which appear to us, to have an interest in the review
- taking into account any representations we receive in connection to the review
- publishing all the decisions we've made, and our reasons for doing so
We'll publish information about each stage of the review on our website, and will make key documents available at South Lakeland House in Kendal, and the Coronation Hall in Ulverston. We'll publish press releases or adverts where appropriate and have a service to allow you to make comments online, as well as in writing.
By law, we must complete the community governance review (CGR) within twelve months of the date it started. The CGR started on 24 July 2018, when the terms of reference were published, and will end when our final recommendations are published on 23 July 2019.
|Commencement||Terms of reference published, and stakeholders notified with clear definition of the remit of the review||Full council meeting on 24 July 2018|
|Preliminary stage||Local briefings and meetings||August 2018|
|Stage one||Initial submissions invited from stakeholders on future arrangements, under the terms of reference||September 2018 to November 2018|
|Stage two||Draft recommendations prepared||December 2018 to January 2019|
|Stage two||Draft recommendations considered by Council||Full council meeting on 18 December 2018|
|Stage three||Draft recommendations published and stakeholders notified||March 2019 to May 2019|
|Stage three||Further consultation with stakeholders||March 2019 to May 2019|
|Stage four||Consideration of final submissions received||June 2019 to July 2019|
|Stage four||Final recommendations prepared||June 2019 to July 2019|
|Stage four||Final recommendations published, ending the review||June 2019 to July 2019|
|Stage four||Final recommendations considered by Council||Full Council meeting on 23 July 2019|
|Stage four||Decision made on the arrangements, with resolution to make a Re-organisation Order||Full Council meeting on 23 July 2019|
|After the review||Reorganisation of Community Governance Order made||August 2019|