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 Mike Lamb – Chair

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 Mark Pendlebury

Mark is married and lives in Cartmel, spending most of his career in the marine oil industry travelling the world in various sales and marketing roles.  Mark also headed a global department for an international energy company and was based in London, in 2007 he qualified as a health & safety practitioner.

In his spare time, he enjoys live music, local history, long walks, trips to the Lakes and taking his boat out on Windermere.  Mark is passionate about wildlife, the environment, clean streets, diversity, promoting and encouraging local businesses and making our neighbourhood a better and safer place for all.

Lead Projects and Responsibilities- contact Cllr Mark Pendlebury

  1. Highways issues-please contact Cllr Pendlebury if you wish to report any problems  such as pot-holes, flooding, blocked gulleys etc and are unable to use the link for HIAMS.
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

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

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
  • Trustee on Cartmel Old Grammar School Foundation

Register of Interests

Cllr Caroline Johnson - Upper Holker

Cllr Caroline Johnson – Vice Chair

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 Rowena Lewis - Cartmel

Cllr Rowena Lewis

Rowena moved to Cartmel Peninsula 3 years ago with her family. She works for a local charity with a focus on governance and safeguarding. She enjoys encouraging wildlife and rewilding and is passionate about keeping the peninsula green!

Lead Projects & Responsibilities

  • Cartmel Cllr (Beckside)
  • Greening Lead
  • Mary Lambert Trust
  • Media Working Group
  • Welfare Support

Register of Interests

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
07990 531 510

Phone: 015395 31125
Mobile: 07817 952162

Register of Interests

Cllr Jenny Boak
07795 926 350

Cllr Pete Endsor
07795 926 363

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