Decision Maker: Lake Administration Committee
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
South Lakeland District Council
Lake Administration Committee
Windermere Lake Wardens and Rangers Annual Report
25th January 2019
The Principal Lake and Parking Services Officer introduced the Windermere Lake Wardens and Rangers Annual Report which covered joint operational activities from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018. He explained that the report was an excellent record of user activity and partnership working with the Lake District National Park Authority and other stakeholders. He highlighted details of the boat registration, mooring, slipway and storage statistics and informed Members that Wardens had delivered water safety talks to 441 school children who had visited Ferry Nab. The Principal Lake and Parking Services Officer informed Members that the Windermere Boat Show had been a great success and was increasing in popularity year on year and contributed considerably to the local economy. He informed Members that the water quality and bathing waters had been rated as excellent for the 5th consecutive year and that the Windermere Lake Action Plan would include details of how swimming in the Lake could be measured. He concluded his presentation by highlighting the car ferry incident which happened in May 2018 and explained that the excellent team work of the Wardens and Rangers, with the support of Windermere Lake Cruises, had resulted in the prompt and safe evacuation of 85 passengers and ferry personnel.
Members thanked Officers for the comprehensive report and agreed that the report outlined the excellent work being carried out by the Wardens and Rangers. In addition it was suggested that, with a view to having the opportunity to attend, Members be provided with a list of forthcoming events.
RESOLVED – That the report be noted.
Report author: Frankie Flannigan
Publication date: 19/02/2019
Date of decision: 25/01/2019
Decided at meeting: 25/01/2019 - Lake Administration Committee