TOWN COUNCILLOR ELECTIONS - MAY 4 2023
Notice of Election
Notice of Election
- Nominations are now open for people wishing to stand as a councillor for Windermere & Bowness Town Council. For further information please follow this link: Parish council elections 4 May 2023
- Windermere & Bowness Town Council is encouraging people to consider standing as a local Councillor. The final deadline for completed nomination papers to be returned by hand to The Returning Officer, Kendal Town Hall is 4pm on Tuesday 4th April 2023 but an earlier return is advisable.
- Please look at our Frequently Asked Questions page to find out more about standing as a councillor: FAQ page
- If you are interested in becoming a Town Councillor, please contact the clerk direct on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring for an application pack or with any questions 0747696581
Welcome to Windermere & Bowness
Windermere & Bowness Town Council, covering Windermere, Bowness & Troutbeck Bridge, deals with matters that are very local in focus. We manage 30 acres of Elleray Woods & Orrest Head, the War Memorial, Baddeley Clock, Langrigge and Longlands play areas, allotments at Orrest Drive and are responsible for 6 public toilets. We plant and look after numerous flower beds and public planters in the summer months. The "Windermere in Bloom" festival culminates in the awards ceremony in September each year and is organised by the Town Council.
The Town Council & the Planning Sub-Committee meets once a month at Langstone House. The Arts & Craft Council chamber on the first floor is let to the Town Council in perpetuity. Meetings are chaired by the Town Mayor, elected each year. For the 2022/23 Civic Year, the Mayor is Cllr Kate Tripp and Deputy Mayor Cllr Leith Hallatsch.
There are three members of staff - the Town Clerk, who supports and administers all the Town Council's activities, the Facilities Officer, who manages the toilets facilities and the Town Steward, who cares for the woodland, gardens, litter picks and repairs Council assets.
The Council has the authority to set an annual precept (local rate) to cover its operating costs and produces annual accounts for public scrutiny. The Council aims to spend its funds wisely and provide value to local people. There is a grants fund available to local projects, on application.
Windermere and Bowness has its own dedicated Facebook page, managed by the Town Council. There is a lot of local information and advice on there for those needing support or seeking to help (windermereandbownesstowncouncil)
The Town Council is a voice for local people in making recommendations to the National Park on all planning applications and to Westmorland and Furness Council on a wide variety of consultation.
Key local services in our area are provided by Westmorland and Furness Council and the Lake District National Park. A brief list of services is shown below. Please consult their individual websites for more information:
Lake District National Park: Planning Applications & Advertising.
Westmorland and Furness Council: Council Tax, Business Rates, Refuse Collection & recycling, Parks and Open spaces, Housing, Car Parks, Licencing, Environmental Health (noise, litter etc), Education & Schools, Social Services, Roads and Highways, Parking.
How to Find Us:
Windermere & Bowness Town Council meetings are held at Langstone House, which is on Broad Street in Windermere. Coming from the Library end of Broad Street, we are located near the top of the road, on the left hand side. Look for our noticeboard. The full address is:
Broad Street, Windermere