Chairman of the council
The Chairman and Vice-Chairman attend community events and functions. You can invite them to your event and find out what events they have attended recently.
The Chairman of the council is Councillor Stephen Coleman.
Councillor Pete McSweeney 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
|14 July 2019||Sea Sunday Service, St Cuthberts Church, Aldingham|
|7 July 2019||Mayor’s Sunday Parade, Kendal Town Hall|
|6 July 2019||Summer concert ‘A Summer Sing with Amabile’, St Thomas’ Church Kendal|
|23 June 2019||Armed Forces Day, Kendal|
|16 June 2019||80th Anniversary of the Lakeland Dialect Society, Tullie House, Carlisle|
|9 June 2019||Town Mayor’s Civic Sunday, St Mary of Furness Catholic Church, Ulverston|
|3 June 2019||Official opening of St Thomas’ School Peace Garden|
|30 May 2019||Commemorative coal presentation to mark the 200 year opening of Lancaster Canal, Kendal Canal Path|
|20 May 2019||Election and Installation of Mayor, Civic Centre, Carlisle|
|16 May 2019||Kendal Mayor Making Ceremony, Kendal Town Hall|
|8 April 2019||HRH Prince of Wales visit to the official opening of Windermere Jetty Museum|
|30 March 2019||Choral Celebration Day, St Thomas' Church, Kendal|
|6 February 2019||HRH The Countess of Wessex visit to John Farrer & Co Ltd, Kendal|
|17 January 2019||HRH Princess Royal visit to the Save The Children Shop, Kirkby Lonsdale|
|15 December 2018||Amabile Christmas Choir, St Thomas’ Church, Kendal|
|25 November 2018||The Lake District Holocaust Project, Windermere Library|
|13 November 2018||High Sheriff of Cumbria, Judges Service To Mark The Beginning of the Legal Year, Carlisle Cathedral|
|11 November 2018||Remembrance Day Civic Service & Parade, St. Paul’s Parish Church, Grange-over-Sands|
|11 November 2018||Kendal Remembrance Parade, Market Place, Kendal|
|7 November 2018||Rehearsal-Remembrance Day Civic Service & Parade, St. Paul's Parish Church, Grange-over-Sands|
|4 November 2018||Annual Service of Remembrance, St. Paul’s Church, Rusland|
|13 October 2018||Lakes International Comics Art Festival, Traces of the Great War Publication Launch, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal|
|14 September 2018||Torchlight Carnival, Kendal|
|13 September 2018||The Countess of Wessex visit to the Westmorland County Show|
|2 September 2018||Nobles Rest Park Opening, Kendal|
|26 August 2018||Manor of Broughton-in Furness, Annual Proclamation of Fair|
|1 August 2018||Manor of Broughton-in Furness, Annual Proclamation of Fair|
|30 July 2018||Kendal Almshouse Charity, Sleddall Restoration Project, Kirkland Parish Hall, Kendal|
|25 July 2018||Visit from HRH, The Duke of Gloucester, to the opening of St John's Hub, Ambleside|
|22 July 2018||Mayor of Allerdale, Civic Service, Wigton Methodist Church|
|19 July 2018||The Business Entrepreneurship and Computing Innovations Graduation Ceremony for Cumbria University, Carlisle Cathedral|
|12 July 2018||50th Anniversary Celebrations, Grange-Over-Sands Library|
|8 July 2018||Sea Sunday Commemoration Service, Aldingham St Cuthbert’s, Dalton-In-Furness|
|1 July 2018||Mayor’s Sunday Parade, Kendal Town Hall|
|25 June 2018||Armed Forces Day Flag Raising, Kendal Town Hall|
|17 June 2018||Civic Sunday, St George’s Church, Barrow|
|15 June 2018||40th Anniversary Celebration, Bridge House Residential Home, Flookburgh|
|10 June 2018||Civic Sunday, St Mary of Furness Catholic Church, Ulverston|
|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
|16 July 2019||Graduation Ceremony and Procession, University of Cumbria|
|25 June 2019||Heaves Farm Open Day, Levens|
|20 June 2019||Official Opening of Sedbergh Maryfell Playground|
|11 November 2018||County Memorial Centenary service, Rickerby Park, Carlisle|
|17 March 2018||Westmorland Youth Orchestra Spring Concert, Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale|
|16 December 2017||Kendal Concert Band, Kendal Town Hall|