Details of those serving each ward of the Parish Council, along with District and Country Councillors, are shown below.

Parish Council Meetings

Agendas and minutes for the Parish Council meetings usually held on the second Thursday of each month.


Cllr Mike Lamb - Allithwaite

Cllr John Barrett

To be advised

Cllr Mike Lamb - Allithwaite

Cllr Rachel Gill

I’ve had the pleasure of living in the area all my life.
I grew up in Grange and now live in Allithwaite.
I’ve ran my own business for over 21years.
I love walking, cycling and gardening.
I’m keen to see growth and progression in the area while maintain what makes it so special to live here.

Cllr Mike Lamb - Allithwaite

Cllr Mike Lamb

Mike lives in Allithwaite and spent a few years in the forces before continuing his career in the NHS as a Critical Care Nurse. After being made redundant Mike joined VSO and several other agencies to work in the Balkans and Africa. Mike is a keen fell runner and has completed the Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge but failed miserably on the Bob Graham!

Lead Projects & Responsibilities

  • Neighbourhood Plan

Register of Interests

Cllr Steven Sim - Allithwaite

Cllr Steve Sim

Retired Ambulance Service Manager (30 years) and NHS Counter Fraud Officer.
Presently Chair of Cumbria County Council Standards Committee and sits on Cumbria County Council School and Exclusions Panel, driver for Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC) and Magistrate.
Interests: allotment, gardening, cycling and reading, charity work. Part of the Fred Whitton Challenge management team.

Lead Projects & Responsibilities

  • Orchard and Meadow
  • Joint responsibility for Allithwaite Quarry
  • Mini libraries
  • Allithwaite allotments
  • Lengthsman (Allithwaite)
  • Parish resting seats

Register of Interests

Cartmel with Upper Holker

Cllr Barry Dean - Cartmel

Cllr Barry Dean – Chairman

Residing within the Cartmel Conservation Area for the past 15 years, I have enjoyed family connections with the village for more than 60 years. Qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor, I established my own practice in Rochdale, eventually employing up to 20 colleagues, specialising in valuations, structural surveying, planning, development and rent negotiations. I was invited to head the Parish Council’s Cartmel Township Initiative sub-group from 2013 and became a Councillor in 2017. Since then I have been involved with all aspects of Council work, especially when pertaining to my past professional experience. I enjoy many interests, including gardening, walking, the gym, cooking, together with voluntary work at the Priory Church and the Cartmel Village Society.

Cllr Ruth Donally - Cartmel

Cllr Ruth Donally – Vice-Chair

I was born in the area and have lived in Cartmel my whole life. My family also remains in the Cartmel/Allithwaite area. I recently retired from full-time work as a Quantity Surveyor working on a wide range of large scale construction projects across the UK and overseas. I have undertaken voluntary work in the area, such as the Poppy Appeal and as a Coordinator during the early stages of the COVID pandemic.

Cllr Dave Huggett - Cartmel

Cllr Dave Huggett

Cllr Huggett is a retired Chartered Engineer who arrived in Cumbria in 1984 having travelled extensively with work ending up working in Barrow and Kendal.
He is married with 2 children who have returned to their roots and now live and work in Kendal. Cllr Huggett was inveigled into the local community as a volunteer when his children were young, he has stayed heavily involved in a number of projects including; steering Holker playgroup through accreditation with the PPA as Chairman and becoming involved with Cartmel Priory has helped out on the Parochial council and Fabric Committee over the years helping to maintain the historic building.

In his spare(?) time Cllr Huggett enjoys walking up in the Lakeland Fells, sailing his boat on Windermere and more recently cruising slowly through the canal network. Cllr Huggett says that he is told he spends too much time talking to people but continues to enjoy helping people out where possible!

Lead Projects & Responsibilities

  • Member of Lower Allithwaite Parish Council since 1993
  • Member of Cartmel Cemetery working Party

Register of Interests

Cllr Caroline Johnson - Upper Holker

Cllr Caroline Johnson

Moved to Cartmel from Bowness 35 years ago and is married with 3 grown-up children and 5 grandchildren.  I am passionate about wildlife photography, my allotment, homelessness and houses for locals.

Lead Projects & Responsibilities

  • Cartmel Matters
  • Toilets Working Group

Register of Interests

Cllr Caroline Johnson - Upper Holker

Cllr Mark Simpson

After a long career in Engineering in various locations around the world I returned to Cartmel in retirement where I am enjoying outdoor pursuits both on the Lakeland Fells and locally.
On local issues I co-ordinate the Community Speed Gun and monitor and report on the condition of public footpaths in the area

Parish Clerk

Parish Clerk – Christine Downey

Christine is a qualified Parish Clerk, with over forty years of experience as a tax accountant. She lives in North Yorkshire, enjoys the challenges of Clerking and enjoys reading, gardening and caravanning in her spare time.

Unitary Authority Councillors

Cllr Sue Sanderson - County Councillor

Cllr Sue Sanderson

Cllr Jenny Boak

Phone: 07795 926 350

Cllr Peter Endsor

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