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: email@example.com.
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
|17 May 2018||Kendal Mayor Making Ceremony, Kendal Town Hall|
|29 March 2018||Installation of the new High Sheriff of Cumbria, Kendal Town Hall|
|26 March 2018||Kendal Civic Society, St Thomas’ Church, Kendal|
|26 March 2018||HRH The Prince of Wales visit to the James Cropper Paper Mill, Kendal|
|16 March 2018||South Lakeland Partners’ Networking Dinner, The Villa, Levens|
|12 March 2018||Flying the Commonwealth flag, Kendal Town Hall|
|10 March 2018||Trim trail consultation event, Beck Community Centre, Kendal|
|8 February 2018||Visit from HRH Countess of Wessex, Westmorland Showground, Lane Farm, Crooklands|
|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
|17 March 2018||Westmorland Youth Orchestra Spring Concert, Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale|
|16 December 2017||Kendal Concert Band, Kendal Town Hall|