Here you will find all the latest updates from Kendal Citizens’ Jury.

Zero Carbon Kendal Website launched to support the Jury’s recommendations

  Thanks to funding support from South Lakeland District Council, Kendal Town Council have launched a new website,, to celebrate the people and organisations within Kendal who are actively reducing their carbon.   The website aims to provides practical examples, links and advice about retrofitting, installing solar and switching to electric cars and highlights […]


Town Council’s new budget reflects Recommendations of the Citizens Jury

    Kendal looks set to become a greener town after a raft of measures were voted through by the Town Council. The Town Council voted in favour of projects including: Maintenance and improvements to the Alphabet Trail in Serpentine Woods Commitment to improving footpaths in and around Kendal to increase active travel Biodiversity grants […]


Final Summary Report Released

  The facilitators of Kendal’s Climate Change Jury, Shared Future, have released a summary report detailing the background, process and recommendations of Kendal’s Citizens Jury. Read the full report via this link. The report thanks Jury members, funders and the volunteer support groups who made the Jury a success. A Recommendations Panel, chaired by Kendal […]


Kendal Town Council approves new Action Plan to support Jury Recommendations

      Kendal Town Council have approved a new Action Plan for 2021/22 that supports several recommendations of the Jury.   The new plan, available here, includes projects that will extend allotment sites, audit the solar potential of Kendal, research the feasibility of a municipal composting site and lobby for better cycling infrastructure via […]


Lancaster University Placement Student, Maria Lucien, reflects on Kendal Citizens Jury Experience

  Learning in university sometimes starts to become its own bubble, especially when it comes to climate change. When you’re sitting in a lecture theatre, considering vague ideas of 2⁰C thresholds, tipping points, and the potential of global catastrophe, your outlook can start to get pretty bleak. It can get overwhelming, facing that knowledge every […]


NEWS: View Professor Rebecca Willis’ Presentation on effecting change

Professor Rebecca Willis speaks on making change happen The forth session of Kendal's Climate Change Citizens Jury took place on Thursday 13th July. Guest commentator was Rebecca Willis, a Professor in Practice at Lancaster Environment Centre where she holds a Fellowship in energy and climate governance, an Expert Lead for Climate Assembly UK and author of [...]

Kendal Citizens’ Jury to hear from Professor Rebecca Willis

Kendal Citizens' Jury Set to hear from Professor Rebecca Willis The jury will meet for the forth time tomorrow evening (Thursday 13th August) where they will hear from Professor Rebecca Willis to gain an understanding of what options exist in trying to effect change. Rebecca Willis is a Professor in Practice at Lancaster Environment Centre, [...]

NEWS: Jurors hear from Carbon Footprint expert Mike Berners Lee

Jurors hear from Carbon Footprint expert Mike Berners Lee Kendal's Climate Change Citizens Jury met for their third session on Thursday 30th of July. Jurors heard from Mike Berners Lee, founder of Small World Consulting, Lancaster University Professor and author of several Climate Change books including: How Bad Are Bananas? There is no planet B [...]

BLOG: SLDC Leader Giles Archibald

'Global warming is an extremely serious problem. We know that the average ground temperature has already  risen by over 1°C since the 1870s and is continuing to increase. As the jury will no doubt have learned, the sea levels are rising, the coral reef is dying, disease is spreading, weather systems are becoming more intense [...]

NEWS: Mark Cropper talks on how he supports Kendal Citizens’ Jury

  In an interview with fellow Citizens' Jury Oversight Group member, Jemima Longcake, Mark Cropper, CEO of James Cropper PLC  and Chair of Kendal Futures, shares why he supports Kendal's Citizens Jury as a pathway to change and how he will support the recommendations of the Jury. Watch the interview here. For all the latest [...]