Helping communities to take control
How communities can shape where they live and work, including information on Neighbourhood Planning, Community Right to Bid and Community Infrastructure Levy.
Protect local community assets such as a pub, shop or community centre closing through Community Right to Bid or Community Asset Transfer.
Community shares enable residents to invest in community projects such as community farms or shops, or to purchase solar panels.
How residents can work together with councillors, service providers, business and voluntary and community organisers to solve local problesms and improve local services through Our Place.
Your community can use the Community Right to Challenge to take over local service such as parks, libraries, allotments or children's centres.
Create a parish council to be involved in the local area. Please note that South Lakeland District is fully parished; you can make changes to your parish council or parish meeting through a Community Governance Review.
Council tenants can take control of housing services such as repairs, grounds maintenance and security through the Right to Manage and Community Cashback.
Bid to buy a piece of land, or ask for it to be brought back into use under the Right to Reclaim Land.