Upper Kent Local Area Partnership (LAP):
Our parish is an active member of The Upper Kent Local Area Partnership, which brings together
parish representatives from around the eastern side of Kendal from Kentmere in the north to Stainton in the
south. It enables issues of common interest to the parishes to be pursued, potentially enabling them to have
greater influence on services and decisions. The LAP meets four times a year, usually at Skelsmergh Village Hall.
LAPs are made up of elected representatives from the three tiers of local government: (i) Local councils including
town and parish councils and parish meetings, (ii) South Lakeland District Council, and (iii)Cumbria County Council.
Details of activities and dates of meetings can be found at the above link.