In setting up the new Cumbrian Local Authorities Strategic Board, the councils agreed to promote Cumbrian interests regionally, nationally and internationally to ensure that the voice of Cumbria is heard far and wide. A commitment was also made to collaborate on providing services more efficiently and to share learning and best practice experience.
'The formation of the Cumbrian Local Authorities Strategic Board heralds a new dawn of collaboration across the Cumbrian councils. It is gratifying to see so much goodwill amongst the different authorities and there is much scope for us all to work together to improve services for the public.'
The councils included in the new agreement are:
Carlisle City Council
South Lakeland DC