Council Plan: Have your say

This will be your council and your Council Plan. We want you to help us to shape the future.

Have your say

We want to hear your views on the emerging vision, values and priorities for the new: Westmorland and Furness Council Draft Council Plan (PDF 5.9MB / 12 pages).

Accessible version of the Draft Council Plan: Westmorland and Furness Draft Council Plan Accessible (PDF 123KB / 7 pages).

Complete our short survey to tell us what you think about our Council Plan.

Deadline for responses is 16 September 2022.

Paper versions of the plan are available to pick-up from main libraries in Alston, Barrow, Kendal and Penrith.

The Council Plan

We are drawing up a Council Plan to set out how Westmorland and Furness Council intends to work, and what you can expect from us. It outlines how we plan to make Westmorland and Furness ‘A great place to live, work and thrive now and in the future’.

We are asking for views from residents, key partners, businesses and organisations.

Priorities being discussed include:

Building the new Westmorland and Furness Council is a once-in-a-generation chance to:

Our Council Plan will provide the structure for our vision, our values and our priorities.

The plan will provide a sense of the direction we are heading in and the positive impact we can make for our communities.

Next steps

Your feedback will inform the Council Plan vision, values and priorities that will be finalised in October 2022.

At this stage it can’t include everything that the new council will be doing over the next few years, that will come with the development of detailed strategies that deliver the vision and priorities. 

We will continue to engage with our residents, businesses and organisations during the first full year of the new council after ‘Vesting Day’ on 1 April 2023.