New Councils for Cumbria

This subject will not be of interest to everyone, but a useful resource for those who follow local politics is the "New Councils for Cumbria" website which has been set up by the existing councils to inform people about the progress of local government reorganisation (LGR).

Our existing County Council and the six districts will be abolished in April 2023 and replaced by two new councils which will be elected in May next year, initially to operate in shadow form and replacing the existing councils the following year.

One new council will serve the area currently covered by Allerdale, Carlisle and Copeland councils and will be called "Cumberland council," while the other new council will serve the area currently covered by Barrow-in Furness, Eden, and South Lakeland and will be called "Westmorland and Furness Council."  

You can track the process of setting up the new councils and transferring services to them here.


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