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Chairman of the council

The Chairman of the council is Councillor Eric Morrell.

Councillor Stephen Coleman is the Vice-Chairman of the council.

Guidance for organisers of events

The Chairman will be pleased to consider invitations to attend events such as official openings or social functions. Should you wish to invite the Chairman to your event, please read the following guidance notes.

If you have any questions about what is expected, please contact the Member Services Assistant for further information.

Telephone: 01539 793 441


Invitations to the Chairman

We deal with invitations in the order that we receive them. As engagements are often offered many months in advance, it is best to make your request as soon as possible, but at least 14 days in advance.

It should be noted that the Chairman might not be able to accept invitations without sufficient notice.

Send an invitation to the Chairman

To invite the Chairman to attend your event, you should make an initial enquiry by telephone: 01539 793 441 or email:

You will be asked to complete the Function Form (DOC/34KB/2 pages).

Your invitation will then be forwarded to the Chairman.

Attendance of the Chairman at functions

Organisers must ensure that the Chairman is met on arrival and looked after appropriately during the visit.

The Chairman is the civic head of the district and should be addressed as the Chairman or Madame Chairman as appropriate.

Official engagements undertaken by the Chairman

Date Engagement
9 December 2017 Amabile Choir, St Thomas' Church, Kendal
25 November 2017 Westmorland Youth Orchestra, The Lakes School, Windermere
12 November 2017 Remembrance Day Service, Grange-over-Sands
12 November 2017 Remembrance Day Service, Kendal
5 November 2017 Remembrance Day Service, St Paul's Church, Rusland
13 October 2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival
15 September 2017 Torchlight Carnival, Kendal
14 September 2017 HRH The Prince of Wales Royal Visit, Westmorland County Show, Milnthorpe
12 September 2017 Prize-giving evening, Kirkbie Kendal School, Kendal
27 August 2017 Grasmere Lakeland Sports and Show, Grasmere
1 August 2017 Mayor of Broughton-in-Furness Annual Proclamation Fair
30 July 2017 Rinkfield Playground Opening, Kendal
24 July 2017 Royal visit from the The Duke of Gloucester, Cumbria Crystal Factory, Ulverston
19 July 2017 University of Cumbria Degree and Award Ceremony, Carlisle Cathedral
7 July 2017 Cumbria Chamber of Commerce Summer Lunch, Castle Green Hotel, Kendal
2 July 2017 Mayor's Sunday Parade and Civic Service, Kendal Town Hall
1 July 2017 Westmorland Youth Orchestra Summer Concert, Kendal Parish Church
25 June 2017 Civic Sunday Town Hall Procession, Barrow-in-Furness
19 June 2017 Armed Forces Day Flag Raising, Kendal Town Hall
15 June 2017 Westmorland County Agricultural Society Open Day, Heaves Farm, Crooklands
15 June 2017 Historic England Heritage Champions Event, Victoria Hall, Grange-Over-Sands
18 May 2017 The election of Town Mayor, Kendal Town Council
18 May 2017 Gowan Bridge Opening Event, Staveley

Official engagements undertaken by the Vice-Chairman

 Date Engagements 
 16 December 2017  Kendal Concert Band, Kendal Town Hall