Vision

Programme Vision

The vision for Local Government Reform (LGR) in Cumbria will:

  • Create two new unitary authorities that are able to operate safely and legally from day one - April 1, 2023.
  • Create conditions for the new organisations to transform and improve outcomes for residents, businesses, partners and the environment on a journey which is likely to take five to seven years.
  • Create governance structures that enable the two new councils to raise ambitions and become more successful, so the economy is transformed and the opportunities and life chances of all residents are significantly improved.
  • Create ways of working that deliver local, responsive, accessible, high quality services efficiently and in collaboration with our partners.

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape the county's public services for the better.