Kendal Town Council

Crowdfunder success for Kendal’s Citizens Jury!

Yet again Kendal residents, visitors and businesses have rallied together to support their Citizens’ Jury. In just 14 days, a second Crowdfunder campaign raised £2,050 from 58 committed supporters. This money will be combined with £2,000 confirmed from Kendal Town Council and a further £2,000 allocated by South Lakeland District Council to launch the next phase of the project. As the jurors cast their final votes on the draft recommendations, work is underway to establish a task force challenged with ensuring the recommendations have the best possible chance of being actioned.

Kendal-based film company Land and Sky has been commission to create a short film to promote the Jury’s recommendations and inspire change. The recommendations and film will be launched publicly early in the new year. Private screenings will be hosted with stakeholders and committed organisation to discuss what action can be taken.

The funding raised will create an opportunity for jury members to be part of the next phase and to join the ongoing discussions. Support, in the form of vouchers and coaching, will be offered to jury members who would like to remain involved, ensuring this diverse group of citizens have equal access.

Kendal Town Clerk and Chair of the Recommendations Task Force, Chris Bagshaw said: “We are thrilled with the response to our second Crowdfunder campaign and are grateful to our colleagues at South Lakeland District Council for their ongoing commitment. The additional funding will be instrumental in ensuring the resources and dedication that has gone into the Citizens’ Jury is honoured and that the project results in positive change for Kendal.”

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