Michael Carter - Acting Deputy Chairman

1011962

Address:

Spring Cottage
Skelwith Bridge
LA22 9NW

Telephone Number: 015394 32166

E-Mail Address: MichaelCarter@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Appointed by: Secretary of State (National)

Until: 31 March 2021

First Appointed to the Authority: September 2017

Current Committee Membership: Park Strategy and Vision Committee, Governance Committee

Position held: Acting Authority Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Park Strategy and Vision Committee

Find out a little bit about Michael:

What was your first car?

My first car was a Peugeot 403, which is the most beautiful car in the world and I really regret leaving it behind in Africa.

What was your first music record?

My first music record was The Enigma Variations by Elgar.

What’s your favourite Lake District view?

Well, my favourite Lake District view of a mountain is Wetherlam. And so my favourite view is anything to do with Wetherlam, particularly if you come to Ambleside towards Skelwith there’s a point in the road where suddenly there’s Wetherlam, it’s a wonderful sight.

What’s your favourite walk in the Lakes?

Wetherlam. *laughs*

What’s your favourite season in the lakes?

My favourite season is definitely the winter, as long as it’s not ruined by global warming, especially when it’s cold, cold, cold and crisp.

If you were an animal what would you be?

Ah. Well, I keep bees, so I’d like to be a bee. Not a queen bee and definitely not a drone, I’d probably like to be a worker. Why? Well bees are amazingly well organised, unlike me, and they live in this extraordinary community where everyone knows what their role is, and they work cooperatively in the interests of the entire colony. If humans were more like bees we would be in good shape.

Any other interests/ committees?

I’m interested in sheltered housing and I’m involved with that. I’m also interested in anything to do with woodwork.

What’s your favourite sport?

My personal favourite sport is fell walking, I hope that’s called a sport, it is for me *laughs*.