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Councillors' register of interests

All members, co-opted members of district, and parish councils must complete a register of interests form to register their financial and other interests.

Councillors must provide the following details:

  • any employment or business, including:
    • the name of their employer
    • name of any firms at which they are a partner
    • details of any directorships held
  • people who paid towards their expenses
  • contracts between themselves or their firm and the council
  • interests in any land or property in the area
  • any licences to occupy land in the area
  • any tenancies held where the council is the landlord
  • membership of organisations, including bodies to which they have been appointed by the council
  • any offer of gifts or hospitality of a value over £50 that they have received in their capacity as a member

Members must complete a register of interests form within 28 days of being elected.

Select a district councillor from the list of councillors to view their registered interests

Select a parish from parish council list to see the registered interests for each of their councillors

Our Monitoring Officer maintains the full register of district and parish councillors’ interests. You can arrange to see this by appointment, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm at South Lakeland House, Kendal.  To arrange an appointment, please contact Committee Services.

Registration forms for councillors

Declaration of Interests form for Members and Co-optees (PDF 109KB / 8 pages)

Addendum: gifts and hospitality (PDF 85KB / 1 page)

Addendum: other registrable interest (PDF 92KB / 2 pages)

Register of Dispensations

In some circumstances, a councillor or co-optee is allowed to take part in council business even if they have a financial interest in it. These are set out in our Register of Dispensations from Section 31(4) of the Localism Act 2011

Councillor / Co-optee  Dispensation  Date granted  Period 
All current Members of South Lakeland District Council and Co-optees on Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Lake Administration Committee.

In circumstances when a member has a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in relation to an agenda item, to make representations under the General Public Participation Scheme. Such dispensation does not apply to the remainder of the agenda item and upon completing his/her address the member will be required to leave the chamber for the remainder of the agenda item.

Note: In addition to the dispensation above, a Member or Co-Opted Member who due to private or ward activities has to declare bias and pre-determination in relation to an agenda item may utilise the General Public Participation Scheme in the same way as Members who have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in an agenda item.

17 April 2018
(first approved for a two year period on 19 April 2016)
4 years to April 2022
All current Members of South Lakeland District Council and Co-optees on Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Lake Administration Committee.

In circumstances when a member has a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in relation to an agenda item, to make representations under the Public Participation scheme applicable to Planning Committee.  Such dispensation does not apply to the remainder of the agenda item and upon completing his/her address the member will be required to leave the chamber for the remainder of the agenda item.

Note: In addition to the dispensation above, a Member or Co-opted Member who due to private or ward activities has to declare bias and pre-determination in relation to an agenda item may utilise the Public Participation Scheme applicable to Planning Committee in the same way as Members who have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in an agenda item.

17 April 2018
(first approved for a two year period on 19 April 2016)
4 years to April 2022
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