The voice of the people
Our members represent the public interest, and are appointed by various public bodies.
We have 22 members made up of:
- 6 appointed by Cumbria County Council
- 6 by the District Councils with areas in the National Park which are Allerdale, Copeland, Eden and South Lakeland
- 10 appointed by the Secretary of State to represent the national interest and Parish Councils in the National Park.
The Scheme of Members' Allowances came into effect on 19 December 2003. The scheme will be in force from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 - Members' Allowances Scheme (pdf).
How are members selected?
Parish Councillors are selected by the Cumbrian Association of Local Councils, and the names put to the Secretary of State for ratification.
The County Council and District Councils nominate their candidates although they do not represent the council they come from.
Secretary of State vacancies are advertised by Natural England in national and local papers. Defra and Natural England work jointly on selections. The appointments are initially for four years but can be extended to a maximum of ten years in total. There is more information in Defra - National Parks (opens in new window)
For members’ contact details, simply click their name on the left or contact Heather McClure, Member Services Coordinator on 01539 792637 or email email@example.com