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Community Governance Review: Information for Parishioners October 2018

SLDC is exercising its powers under Section 82 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 to conduct a Community Governance Review for the district of South Lakeland.

What is a Community Governance Review?

A CGR is a legal process whereby Councils can consider the following:

  • creating, merging, altering or abolishing parishes,
  • the naming of parishes and the style of any new parishes,
  • the electoral arrangements for parishes, i.e. the ordinary year of election, council size, the number of councillors to be elected to the council and parish warding,
  • grouping of parishes under a common parish council or de-grouping parishes.

The government has emphasised that the aim of a review should be to bring about improved community engagement, more cohesive communities, better local democracy and result in more effective and convenient delivery of local services. The CGR should reflect the identities and interests of the community in the area, and should consider any other arrangements for the purposes of community representation or community engagement in the area.

What is the timing of the CGR?

SLDC commenced the review in July 2018 and is required to complete it within a 12-month period.

How can I contribute my views and/or find out more information?

More information is available at

https://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/voting-and-elections/electoral-reviews/community-governance-review/

You can contact SLDC directly using the links on the webpage, or contact one of the Parish Councillors.

 

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Claife Community Bridleway is Open!

On Friday, April 27th, local residents and path partners enjoyed walking the route to celebrate the opening of the bridleway which runs beside Esthwaite Water and links Near Sawrey to Hawkshead and to the wider local path network.

The path was called for by residents, on grounds of safety, in the Community Led Plan published in 2013. Path construction has also provided an opportunity to address drainage issues within the fields it crosses.

Information signage is in place including location and route maps which will alert people to the incomplete nature of the path as, unfortunately, there are some "on road sections".

We very much hope that as the benefits of providing pedestrians and young cyclists with a safer, off road, path become apparent to all landowners along the route, additional sections will be added.

So many of you have said how delighted you are to see a path in this location and these positive comments are very much appreciated by everyone involved in the planning and construction of the path.

 Thanks are due to the National Trust, and the Lake District National Park Authority, for their financial and practical support; South Lakeland District Council and Claife Parish Council for financial support; the National Trust and Claife Parish Council for making their land available for the path's location; Gary Dixon, who farms the fields that the path goes through, for putting up with the inconvenience which has gone on longer than it should have because of the exceptionally wet weather; Paul Wrobel for volunteering and giving his unstinting commitment to helping me to get the job done; the contractors who built it; and, all the residents of Claife Parish, who in their responses to the Community Questionnaire in 2012 and the resulting Community Plan 2013, indicated overwhelmingly their desire and support for an off road route along the B5285 between Near Sawrey and Hawkshead.

 Cllr Anne Brodie       

              

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Fibre Broadband updates

January 2018 

The BT cabinet at Town End, Colthouse has been upgraded and is now fibre optic cable enabled.This means that properties in, and near, Colthouse can have access to much faster internet speeds if they choose to sign up for them. For more information check out  the Connecting Cumbria website below

http://www.connectingcumbria.org.uk/

 

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