Decision details

Local Government Reform - Recommendations from Task and Finish Group

Decision Maker: Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Presenting the final reprt from the Task and Finish Group established to look at South Lakeland’s legacy and how it might inform the Local Government Reform process and the emergence of Westmorland and Furness Council.


Cllr Wilson presented the report, expressing to Members that the work of the Task and Finish group had been very valuable and had resulted in an exciting report. He noted that the report was weighty and looked at the work of the Council over the years. He concluded, explaining that to have not formed the group would’ve been a missed opportunity to capture the Council’s key strengths to be passed on to the new authority.


Members echoed Cllr Wilson’s comments, noting their pride in the work of the Council and what a great shame it would be for the knowledge to be lost as part of the Local Government Reorganisation transition.


Members also highlighted that a close eye would need to be kept on the report and its recommendations to ensure that they were properly considered by Cabinet and the unitary authority.




(1)    the findings of Task and Finish group in Appendix 1 be noted;

(2)    that Cabinet be recommended to endorse the findings and recommendations within Appendix 1.

Report author: Dan Hudson

Publication date: 17/08/2022

Date of decision: 08/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 08/07/2022 - Overview and Scrutiny Committee

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