Residents across South Lakeland can help shape policy

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SOUTH Lakeland District Council wants residents to help shape future decisions.

The authority wants to hear from people who have an issue they think it needs to review.

Suggestions will then be looked at and could be examined by the council’s various Overview and Scrutiny’s Committees, which examines policies and services.

Group chair Coun Andy Shine said: “We are looking forward to tackling a new agenda and are encouraging members of the public to highlight an issue or a topic that they think we should be looking at.

“I am sure there are lots of issues that the public are keen for us to look at and discuss and we want to know what they are.

“We shall be finalising the new programme shortly and we hope the O and S Committee can challenge so as to seek improvements and make sure the council is providing value for money services that benefit the community.”

Suggestions can be emailed to scrutiny@southlakeland.gov.uk or posted to Scrutiny Section, SLDC, Lowther Street, Kendal, LA9 4UQ.

For more information contact 01539 797578.

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4:20pm Sun 10 Mar 13

A view From Cumbria says...

They don't really but they have to go through this pretence of public consulation.
They don't really but they have to go through this pretence of public consulation. A view From Cumbria
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4:48pm Sun 10 Mar 13

Lakeuk says...



A council admitting they haven't been listening to the public
[I am sure there are lots of issues that the public are keen for us to look at and discuss and we want to know what they are.] A council admitting they haven't been listening to the public Lakeuk
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9:28pm Sun 10 Mar 13

nickjohn says...

Well now is the opportunity for all those of you out there with a moan and a groan about something to get of you butts and do something about it......
Well now is the opportunity for all those of you out there with a moan and a groan about something to get of you butts and do something about it...... nickjohn
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9:42pm Sun 10 Mar 13

Moonbase says...

nickjohn wrote:
Well now is the opportunity for all those of you out there with a moan and a groan about something to get of you butts and do something about it......
'of you butts'..........?
[quote][p][bold]nickjohn[/bold] wrote: Well now is the opportunity for all those of you out there with a moan and a groan about something to get of you butts and do something about it......[/p][/quote]'of you butts'..........? Moonbase
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10:01pm Sun 10 Mar 13

nickjohn says...

Moonbase wrote:
nickjohn wrote:
Well now is the opportunity for all those of you out there with a moan and a groan about something to get of you butts and do something about it......
'of you butts'..........?
"off"
[quote][p][bold]Moonbase[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickjohn[/bold] wrote: Well now is the opportunity for all those of you out there with a moan and a groan about something to get of you butts and do something about it......[/p][/quote]'of you butts'..........?[/p][/quote]"off" nickjohn
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10:02pm Sun 10 Mar 13

nickjohn says...

nickjohn wrote:
Moonbase wrote:
nickjohn wrote:
Well now is the opportunity for all those of you out there with a moan and a groan about something to get of you butts and do something about it......
'of you butts'..........?
"off"
and "your"
[quote][p][bold]nickjohn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Moonbase[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickjohn[/bold] wrote: Well now is the opportunity for all those of you out there with a moan and a groan about something to get of you butts and do something about it......[/p][/quote]'of you butts'..........?[/p][/quote]"off"[/p][/quote]and "your" nickjohn
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10:13pm Sun 10 Mar 13

Moonbase says...

'Various Overview and Scrutiny’s Committees' that's a start,how many people involved there?
Obviously there no good at their jobs,so sack them.
As for the shape of the future they have left I would say it's the shape of a big dog t**d.
Unfortnately I work full time and would love to give a 500 point plan to these morons and quite simply I have not got the time nor the handshake.
They are PAID and ELECTED to make sensible decisions but it does beggar believe what on earth they spend (waste) the money on.
Wondering around at midnight looking for the homeless.....says it all,even they have sense to avoid K Village.
Just one person and one job,no silly committees they will never agree,never has and never will.
'Various Overview and Scrutiny’s Committees' that's a start,how many people involved there? Obviously there no good at their jobs,so sack them. As for the shape of the future they have left I would say it's the shape of a big dog t**d. Unfortnately I work full time and would love to give a 500 point plan to these morons and quite simply I have not got the time nor the handshake. They are PAID and ELECTED to make sensible decisions but it does beggar believe what on earth they spend (waste) the money on. Wondering around at midnight looking for the homeless.....says it all,even they have sense to avoid K Village. Just one person and one job,no silly committees they will never agree,never has and never will. Moonbase
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11:12pm Sun 10 Mar 13

nickjohn says...

As I expected Moonbase you are keen to place your feelings on the here but not prepared to spend the same time and effort putting your feelings forward so that these "elected" and "paid" individuals can be made to stand up and be held accountable.
I for one will make my feelings known and if nothing else it will make sure they actually have to start working for a living...
As I expected Moonbase you are keen to place your feelings on the here but not prepared to spend the same time and effort putting your feelings forward so that these "elected" and "paid" individuals can be made to stand up and be held accountable. I for one will make my feelings known and if nothing else it will make sure they actually have to start working for a living... nickjohn
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11:14am Mon 11 Mar 13

zaney5 says...

So basically rather then doing their job themselves, they want the public to do it for them?
And they still get paid.
Ridiculous. All someone needs to do is pop on here and see what folk are complaining about.
That should keep 'em going for starters!
So basically rather then doing their job themselves, they want the public to do it for them? And they still get paid. Ridiculous. All someone needs to do is pop on here and see what folk are complaining about. That should keep 'em going for starters! zaney5
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1:32pm Mon 11 Mar 13

Hoad Hill says...

I doubt that the thousands of residents who took part in the Land Allocation consultation fiasco where the council totally dismissed their views, will be impressed by this latest stunt by the LibDems.
The one thing that can be said of our current bunch of councillors is that they are much too arrogant to consider the views of residents.
I doubt that the thousands of residents who took part in the Land Allocation consultation fiasco where the council totally dismissed their views, will be impressed by this latest stunt by the LibDems. The one thing that can be said of our current bunch of councillors is that they are much too arrogant to consider the views of residents. Hoad Hill
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6:28pm Mon 11 Mar 13

PropMeUpWithTeabags says...

Maybe we should get the parents of pupils at Casterton or Sedberge schools. They have plenty to say and obviously the time to do it ! But they are the people that don't do anything unless it effects them and their darling daughter's futures.
Maybe we should get the parents of pupils at Casterton or Sedberge schools. They have plenty to say and obviously the time to do it ! But they are the people that don't do anything unless it effects them and their darling daughter's futures. PropMeUpWithTeabags
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9:23pm Mon 11 Mar 13

zaney5 says...

PropMeUpWithTeabags wrote:
Maybe we should get the parents of pupils at Casterton or Sedberge schools. They have plenty to say and obviously the time to do it ! But they are the people that don't do anything unless it effects them and their darling daughter's futures.
Grow up. You know absolutely nothing about them.
[quote][p][bold]PropMeUpWithTeabags[/bold] wrote: Maybe we should get the parents of pupils at Casterton or Sedberge schools. They have plenty to say and obviously the time to do it ! But they are the people that don't do anything unless it effects them and their darling daughter's futures.[/p][/quote]Grow up. You know absolutely nothing about them. zaney5
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7:29pm Tue 12 Mar 13

PropMeUpWithTeabags says...

Shhhhh....Zaney5, The Great and the Powerful has spoken! (you have to say that bit in a demonic, authoritarian voice or it doesn't work). :-P
Shhhhh....Zaney5, The Great and the Powerful has spoken! (you have to say that bit in a demonic, authoritarian voice or it doesn't work). :-P PropMeUpWithTeabags
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