Chairman of the council
Last Updated: 2 November 2022
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 Pete McSweeney.
Councillor Matt Severn 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.
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.
|24 September 2022||Kendal Torchlight Reception and Parade, Kendal Town Hall and Abbot Hall Park|
|18 September 2022||Commemoration Service for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Holy Trinity Parish Church, Kendal|
|11 September 2022||South Lakeland Proclamation of King Charles III, held at Kendal Town Hall, following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II|
|28 August 2022||Sea Sunday Civic Service, Aldingham St Cuthbert’s Church|
|21 July 2022||University of Cumbria Graduation Ceremony, Carlisle Cathedral|
|20 June 2022||Armed Forces Day Flag Raising, Kendal Town Hall|
|1 June 2022||Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Green Canopy Oak Tree Planting Ceremony, Queens Park, Windermere|
|19 May 2022||Mayor Making Ceremony, Kendal Town Hall|
|25 April 2022||University of Cumbria Graduation Ceremony, Carlisle Cathedral|
|18 March 2022||South Lakeland Partners' Networking Dinner, Castle Green Hotel|
|13 March 2022||Mayor's Sunday Parade, Kendal Town Hall|
|11 March 2022||Kendal Rotary's Technology Tournament 2022, Kendal Leisure Centre|
|25 September 2021||Kendal Torchlight Parade, Somervell Garden & Kendal Town Hall|
|8 September 2021||Westmorland County Show, Lane Farm, Crooklands|
|5 September 2021||Civic Sunday Service, Coronation Hall, Ulverston|
|25 May 2021||Mrs Olive Clarke OBE, Tree Planting Ceremony to celebrate Cumbria’s support for the Queen's Green Canopy Project, Kaker Mill Farm, Milnthorpe|
|8 November 2020||Remembrance Sunday, Kendal Market Place and Kendal Parish Church Service|
|12 September 2020||Kendal Torchlight 2020: Programme Launch, Think Global Act Local, Kendal Birdcage|
|13 March 2020||Kendal Rotary Technology Tournament, Kendal Leisure Centre|
|27 January 2020||Holocaust Memorial Day, The Lake District Holocaust Project, Windermere (Attended by Cllr Robin Ashcroft on behalf of the Chairman)|
|8 December 2019||The Lake District Holocaust Project, Windermere|
|23 November 2019||The Westmorland Youth Orchestra Performance, Dallam School, Kendal|
|10 November 2019||The Kendal Remembrance Parade and Church Service, Kendal|
|9 November 2019||Hairspray The Musical, Kendal Amateur Operatic Society|
|3 November 2019||The Royal British Legion-Annual Service of Remembrance, St Pauls Church, Rusland|
|2 November 2019||Castlefield and Greenbank Play Area opening, Ambleside|
|10 October 2019||The Lakes International Comic Art Festival & VIP International Dinner|
|1 October 2019||CAMRA UK Cider Pub of the Year Celebration, The New Union Pub, Kendal|
|28 September 2019||Torchlight Street Party, Kendal|
|27 September 2019||Torchlight Carnival, Kendal|
|12 September 2019||Westmorland County Show, Lane Farm, Crooklands|
|1 September 2019||Official opening of Abbot Hall Playground, Kendal|
|25 August 2019||The Annual Grasmere Lakeland Sports and Show, Grasmere Sports Field|
|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|
|14 October 2022||Gooseholme Bridge Opening, Kendal|
|11 September 2022||Proclamation Service of King Charles III, held at Carlisle Courts and Cathedral, following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II|
|28 August 2022||The Annual Grasmere Lakeland and Sports Show, Grasmere Sports Field|
|5 June 2022||Kendal Salutes the Queen Service, Kendal Parish Church|
|2 June 2022||Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Lighting Event, New Road, Kendal|
|12 March 2022||Kendal Town Football Club v Mossley AFC. Parkside Road Stadium, Kendal|
|10 May 2022||Digital Surgery, The Politics Project & Kirkbie Kendal School, via Zoom|
|7 November 2021||Royal British Legion Annual Service of Remembrance, St Paul’s Church, Rusland|
|19 September 2021||Mayor of Allerdale’s Civic Service of Celebration, All Saints Church, Wigton|
|16 September 2021||Mayor Making Ceremony, Kendal Town Hall|
|14 August 2021||The Lake District Holocaust Project, The Lakes School, Cumbria. An event to mark the 76th anniversary of the arrival of the Windermere Boys in Cumbria|
|9 March 2020||Commonwealth Flag Raising Day, Kendal Town Hall|
|27 November 2019||Degree & Award Ceremonies, Carlisle Cathedral|
|16 July 2019||Graduation Ceremony and Procession, University of Cumbria|