View from Loughrigg to Elterwater copyright Charlie Westney

1. Who we are and what we do

Information about the role and structure of the Authority with the exception of personal information about particular members of staff or other individuals deemed to be personal data under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Web links

Document links

Links to documents are included in the web links above.

Background

This class includes information about the role and structure of the Authority. It does not include information about particular members of staff or other individuals deemed to be personal data under the Data Protection Act 1998.  

The Lake District National Park Authority website has information about the organisation itself, the background to the creation of the National Parks, the aims of the Authority and its role within local government in Cumbria.

There are a number of documents which supplement the information on the website. ‘A vision for the Lake District National Park 2006-2030’ gives an overview of the future direction of the National Park, and combined with the ‘Local Code of Corporate Governance’ and the ‘Lake District National Park Partnership’ provides an excellent view of how we are organized to deliver the strategy.

Every 5 years, the Lake District National Park Authority produces a Management Plan. A three-year cycle for the ‘Business Plan’ provides further details on how the overall Management Plan will be achieved. To supplement this information, a number of corporate publications and plans are listed on the website, including links to the Annual Report Summary and the Annual Report.

Committees

The website lists the committees and shows the diary of meetings for the year. Each committee has its own section on the website, outlining the scope of its jurisdiction.  For each committee there is also a section containing agendas, minutes of previous meetings and associated papers.

You can also look at paper copies of committee agendas, and associated papers in the reception area of Murley Moss headquarters.

The committees were restructured in early 2009. The restructuring is described in the ‘Scheme of Delegation’, and the document links above also provide access to the terms of reference for the committees.

Staffing

The website has information about the staff organisation, and the individual profiles of each of the members.

General contact details

Maps of the area can be found in Maps. More specific information regarding our rangers and the geographic areas they cover can be found on our Rangers page.

We engage the wider community in our work by encouraging volunteering. You can find out the types of opportunities and how to apply for them in out Volunteering section.

The addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of our various sites are listed on our Contact Us page.