The Carlisle Plan 2015-18 sets out the Council’s overall vision for Carlisle, supported by five priorities. The vision gives a clear direction and context for all our activities. We will maximise opportunities to improve health, wellbeing and economic prosperity through our five priorities that support the vision. The Plan was adopted by Council on 10th November 2015 and is available to the right as a downloadable pdf document.
Performance and Service Standards
We want to provide the best possible services to our customers and are strengthening the ways in which we monitor our own performance. The Council concentrates on areas that really make a difference to the organisation and, more importantly, the residents of and visitors to Carlisle. The End of Year Performance Report 2015/16 gives further information about our performance and service standards.
Future Council Review
The Future Council Review was completed by the Local Government Association in September 2014. The Final Report Letter (Carlisle - review final letter) is available to the right as a downloadable pdf document.
Community Right to Bid and Community Asset Register
The Community Right to Bid is an opportunity which was introduced under the Localism Act (2011) to help communities looking to take over and run an asset in their local area.
Community groups can nominate local assets considered to be of community value, to be listed on a register published by Carlisle City Council. These assets could be owned by a public body, private company, or an individual. Examples of land and building assets include parks and play spaces, museums, village / community halls, sports centres, pubs, shops and swimming pools.
The Council will consider whether or not the asset is of community value and decide whether it should be listed. If an asset is listed and the owner decides to dispose of it, the community may have the opportunity to bid on the asset, depending on the circumstances of a proposed sale.
For further information about the Council's Community Right to Bid process and how to nominate a community asset please see the downloadable documents section:
- Community Right to Bid guidance
- Community Right to Bid - Assets of Community Value nomination form
- Community Asset Register - this provides details of all assets successfully and unsuccessfully nominated through the Community Right to bid process. Please note that this list is separate to the Council's Asset Register.
You may also wish to view the Government guidance Community Right to Bid: Non-statutory advice note for local authorities. There is a range of support available to community groups looking to use the Community Right to Bid. Further information and funding opportunities can be found on the My Community Rights website.
Carlisle City Council signed up to the Cumbria Compact in July 2012. This confirmed the Council’s commitment to continue working with the Voluntary and Community sector and to ensure good working relationships are maintained.
The purpose of the Compact is to provide a single document that governs the relationship between Public Sector bodies and the Voluntary and Community sector in Cumbria. It has been developed via a county wide group and has been signed up to by a range of partner agencies across the county.
Want to know more?
For further information please contact the:
Policy and Communications Team
Carlisle City Council
Telephone: 01228 817258