Kendal Town Council

coat_of_armsKendal Town Council is the third tier of Local Government for Kendal. Immediately above the Town Council is South Lakeland District Council and above this is Cumbria County Council.

There are fourteen electoral wards within Kendal and two councillors are elected for each ward. Councillors are usually elected for a term of four years, except where a by-election is held. Town Councillors are unpaid public servants and the 28 councillors of Kendal meet in full Council on the first of each month. These evening meetings are held in the Council Chamber at the Town Hall and are open to the public and the press.

Every year a new Mayor is elected.

The Mayor for 2015-16 is Councillor Chris Hogg.


CHogg os Town Hall 21092015

During the year there are a number of Civic Occasions within Kendal.

These are:-

Mayor Making – held on the third Thursday in May.

Mayor’s Sunday – held on the first Sunday in July.

Remembrance Sunday – held on the second Sunday in November.

In addition there is usually a Civic Reception held in the Town Hall on the evening of Kendal Torchlight Carnival.

At all these events distinguished guests are received and dignitaries from around the area and from our Twinned Towns, Rinteln and Killarney are welcomed.