Annual, Council
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 5.30 p.m.

Venue: District Council Chamber, South Lakeland House, Kendal

Contact: Inge Booth 

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To elect a Chairman of the Council for the ensuing year.

(The incoming Chairman will then take the Chair.)


Chairman's Announcements

To receive announcements by the Chairman or retiring Chairman.



To appoint a Vice-Chairman for the ensuing year.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 455 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 28 March 2019.


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members of interests in respect of items on this Agenda.


Members are reminded that, in accordance with the revised Code of Conduct, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registrable interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests.  (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting.)


Members may, however, also decide, in the interests of clarity and transparency, to declare at this point in the meeting, any such disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, as well as any other registrable or other interests.


If a Member requires advice on any item involving a possible declaration of interest which could affect his/her ability to speak and/or vote, he/she is advised to contact the Monitoring Officer at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.


Local Government Act 1972 - Excluded Items

To consider whether the items, if any, in Part II of the Agenda should be considered in the presence of the press and public.


Leader's Announcements

To receive any announcements by the Leader of the Council and any update on Deputy Leader and Cabinet appointments and delegations for the discharge of the Executive functions of the Council.


Shadow Executive

To receive any updates on the Shadow Executive from the Leader of the Opposition.


Political Balance, Allocation of Committee Places, Appointment of Chairs and Vice-Chairs and Scheme of Delegation pdf icon PDF 244 KB

To note the political balance of the Council and to consider a report from the Director of Strategy, Innovation and Resources on the allocation of committee places, the Scheme of Delegation, and on the appointments of Committee Chairmen.  (Nominations received from Group Leaders for Committee Memberships will be circulated prior to the meeting.)

Additional documents:


Draft Calendar of Meetings and Member Training Programme pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To agree the Calendar of Meetings for May 2019 to July 2020 and to note the proposed training to be provided in 2019/20.

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Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To consider the Annual Report 2018/19.

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Chair of the Audit Committee's Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 214 KB

To receive the Chair of the Audit Committee’s Annual Report which summarises the activities of the Committee during 2018/19.

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Annual Report of Standards Committee 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To receive the Standards Committee Annual Report for 2018/19.

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Annual Review of the Call-In and Urgency Provisions 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 294 KB

To consider the findings of the 2018/19 annual review of the operation of the Constitution’s call-in and urgency provisions.


Scrutiny Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To receive the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s Annual Report which summarises the work and achievements of the Committee during 2018/19.

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Temporary Appointment to Casterton Parish Council pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To note temporary appointments to Casterton Parish Council.

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Annual Reports from Representatives on Outside Bodies 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Further to EX/015 (2006/07), to receive annual reports from Council representatives on outside bodies.


Representation on Outside Bodies 2019/20

Further to EX/017 (2006/07), to make appointments to, or appoint representatives to serve on, the following outside bodies (one year term unless otherwise stated):-


·         Cumbria Police and Crime Panel (previously Cllr Pete McSweeney)

·         Local Government Association General Assembly (Leader of the Council plus one Member (previously Cllr Jonathan Brook))

·         North West Local Authorities Employers’ Organisation (one Member (previously Cllr Jonathan Brook) and one Substitute (previously Cllr Rachael Hogg))

·         Lake District National Park Authority (one Member (previously former Cllr Vivienne Rees) to the end of their term on South Lakeland District Council)

·         Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Management Board (one Member (new body))


Please note, the following terms of appointment have not yet expired:-


·         Lake District National Park Authority (Cllr Vicky Hughes)

·         Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (Cllr Ian Mitchell)


Minutes of Meetings

To receive Chairmen’s comments (if any notified) in respect of the minutes of the Committee meetings held between 4 March and 19 April 2019.


Questions to Chairman of the Council or Chairman of any Committee or Sub-Committee

To deal with any questions under Rule 10.6 of the Council’s Rules of Procedure, of which due notice has been given and/or the Chairman allows as a matter of urgent business and which are in relation to any matter over which the Council has powers or duties or which affect the area.


Toast by Chairman

The Chairman will toast, all present then standing:-


(1)        by name, the former district authorities now incorporated in South Lakeland, namely:-


           Kendal Borough Council;

           Grange Urban District Council;

           Lakes Urban District Council;

           North Lonsdale Rural District Council;

           Sedbergh Rural District Council;

           South Westmorland Rural District Council;

           Ulverston Urban District Council; and

           Windermere Urban District Council; and


(2)        the honourable memory of the County of Westmorland.


Private Section (exempt reasons under Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, specified by way of paragraph number)

There are no items in this Part of the Agenda.