Local Government restructuring: see below about the proposals adopted by South Lakes District Council, and the consultation process running till submission on December 9th 2020.
The Parish Meeting is the most local tier of local government. Parishes of the size of Selside may have a parish meeting ratther than an elected and find-holding parish council. The Clerk of the Selside Parish Meeting is Simon Elliott.
Parish meetings open to all residents are held at least once a year. Minutes of past meetings can be downloaded below.
Parish business can include anything related to the quality of day-to-day life in the parish, such as planning, district council services like waste disposal, health services, and county council services such as highways, and independent matters like telecommunications.
Local Government restructuring: Plans for new unitary authorities in Cumbria are due to be submitted to national government by December 2020. The South Lakes District Council will submit a Bay Area plan for the areas around Lancaster, Kendal and Barrow-in-Furness currently served by three different district councils in both Cumbria and Lancashire. To read about it and take part in a consultation, follow this link.