About Westmorland and Furness Council

Last year the Government made the decision to create two brand new councils for Cumbria - Cumberland Council and Westmorland and Furness Council.

Westmorland and Furness Council is the area covered by Barrow-in-Furness, Eden and South Lakeland districts.

The role of the new council is to create the conditions for Cumbria's diverse people and places to thrive. Delivering lasting transformation that improves lives, and in that we have a proven and proud track record of achievement.

We will only be able to do this through the support of an effective management structure.

We now have a unique, once-in-a-generation opportunity, to shape public services for the better - building on the best and transforming services for the future.

We want to:

  • Look positively to the future and build on the best
  • Feel confident about the future
  • Embrace and understand that this change presents real opportunities

Westmorland and Furness Council website

Westmorland and Furness Council Plan

New Starters - Pay and benefits booklet