Boyan Choir Ukraine

Boyan Choir CDs in Aid of Ukraine at the Information & Gift Shop

Boyan Choir in Kirkby LonsdaleBoyan Choir are a Ukrainian choir from Kyiv who came to Kirkby Lonsdale in 2013 and 2015 and performed at St Mary's Church. Many locals housed members of the choir while they were here and built relationships with them. Therefore, Kirkby Lonsdale wants to do what we can to help raise money in aid of Ukraine during this difficult time, by selling CDs of the choir's...
Save Ruskin's View

‘Save Ruskin’s View’ – Apply for the Role of Fundraising Co-ordinator

‘Save Ruskin’s View’ - Fundraising Co-ordinator Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council (KLTC) are leading a project to save and secure the renowned ‘Ruskin’s View’ & Church Brow footpath; a culturally important historic viewpoint and public walkway in Kirkby Lonsdale running along the banks of the river Lune. The view was painted by JMW Turner in 1822 and described by John Ruskin in 1875 as...
Market Times Goulty's Woodturning Cover 2

“Kirkby Lonsdale Market is Thriving” According to the Market Times

Kirkby Lonsdale Charter Market has recently been celebrated as a "thriving market with traders at the helm" in the Market Times April 2022 edition. It's fantastic to see a brilliant double page spread about our outstanding weekly market. With mentions to The Book Lounge and The Jigsaw Lounge, Hall's Trawl Fresh Fish and Geoff Goulty's Woodturning, we have many more excellent traders who make our...
Dancing Through The Decades Jubilee

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Kirkby Lonsdale

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is taking place this Summer, Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5thJune, and Kirkby Lonsdale will be Dancing Through The Decades in celebration of Her Majesty’s 70 year-long reign. Join in with music and dance to unite our community, jiving and boogieing with everyone in Kirkby Lonsdale!Find out how you can get involved and view the full programme below.Platinum Jubilee...
Jubilee Flower Project

Platinum Jubilee Flower Project

Will you help us grow and make as many jubilee flowers as possible?  We want to decorate the Monument and TSB building with purple, white and yellow flowers for the Jubilee weekend (2nd - 5th June) and we need your help to do it! We need as many members of the community as possible to grow and make purple, white and yellow flowers. In the week leading up to the Jubilee (w/c 30th May) we will...
Ruskin's View by Rick Parker

Ruskin’s View Closure and Access

Church Brow Closure The area known as Church Brow is owned by Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council and includes the embankment between the Brow footpath and the River Lune, together with the footpath itself.  This area has suffered from severe erosion and has become unstable. The Town Council are exploring ways in which the erosion can be halted and are setting up an Appeal to secure funding to carry...
VE Day Alan Day and Geoffrey

What does the Commonwealth mean to you?

What is Commonwealth Day? Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration observed by people all over the Commonwealth in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe. This year, Commonwealth Day fell on Monday 13th March and there was a special service from Westminster Abbey on BBC One at 2pm. The theme for 2022 is "Delivering a Common Future". Queen's Platinum Jubilee As this year...
Ukraine Heart

How Can You Help Ukraine?

You can help Ukraine by donating essential supplies locally and donating money locally, nationally and internationally. See the information poster below for local and online resources.Donating MoneyDonating money is the most effective way to help Ukraine, as donating supplies can delay more life-saving support in supply chains.Donating SuppliesCharities are no longer asking for clothes, they need...

Christmas Fair 2022 Consultation: Have Your Say

*TIME CHANGED TO 5PM* Have your say about the Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair and join us at the Christmas Fair 2022 Consultation on Wednesday 16th March at 5pm in St Mary's Church. This will be an opportunity for individuals to come together and work as a community, sharing views and ideas about what should happen at this year's Christmas Fair. Please RSVP to Phoebe at the CIC by Sunday 13th...
Christmas Fair Square

Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair 2021

Lighting up the community differently this year… We are delighted to be putting on the Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair this year on Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th December. We have taken the decision to make it a community focused event with a slightly different programme than usual: you can look forward to a smaller, spacious Chalet Village, Indoor Market and Late Night Shopping; a community focused...
Christmas fair greenery

Do you have greenery to help decorate the Christmas Fair?

Are you a gardener or love being outside in nature?We need greenery and foliage to decorate the Chalet Village in Market Square for the Christmas Fair weekend (Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th December). If you have any trimmings leftover or are planning a pine cone hunt please let us know, anything will help make Christmas happen!You may also be interested in helping us decorate the Chalet Village on...
Great Big Green Week 2021

Get involved with The Great Big Green Week in Kirkby Lonsdale

What is The Great Big Green Week? The Great Big Green Week is organised by The Climate Coalition and will be taking place from Saturday 18th – Sunday 26th September 2021. It will be the largest event for climate and nature ever seen in the UK as thousands of events will take place across the UK as communities gather together to tackle climate change, especially in the run up to the CO26 in...

Support B4RN for super fast WiFi in Kirkby Lonsdale

DEADLINE:  FRIDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER  The deadline for B4RN rural broadband's gigabit fibre-optic broadband in Kirkby Lonsdale is fast approaching! Show your support for super fast broadband by FRIDAY 10th SEPTEMBER so that we can get the funding we need in Kirkby Lonsdale to upgrade to FTTP gigabit fibre-optic broadband. Show your support for B4RN by clicking the button below and...

Apply for a stall at the Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair 2021

We are delighted to be able to put on the Christmas Fair in Kirkby Lonsdale this year and we have taken the decision to make it a community focused event. Therefore, there will be fewer chalets than usual and we will be placing an emphasis on #shoplocal #belocal #staylocal. We hope that by Christmas 2022 we will be able to put on a fully fledge Christmas extravaganza... Are you interested in...

Charter Market Job Vacancy: Assist set-up and take down every Thursday

Kirkby Lonsdale Market Traders – Job Vacancy Kirkby Lonsdale Market Traders Co Operative are looking to employ two enthusiastic individuals to assist in the set-up and take down of the charter market every Thursday. Job Description: To assist the Market Manger in the set-up and take down of the Charter Market every Thursday, you will be expected to transport up to twenty gazebos from their...
Ruskin’s view

7 reasons why Kirkby Lonsdale is the best place to live or visit

Kirkby Lonsdale is the perfect destination town for visitors and locals alike. The outstanding community spirit is nurtured by good-hearted people who work together to make exciting things happen in the town. They are so kind-natured that they invite everyone around to join in when events are taking place in the town and to enjoy the beautiful surrounding countryside. Continue reading to learn...

Apply for the role of Manager at Kirkby Lonsdale CIC

Looking for a new challenge? Why not play your part in promoting our Town and running our gift & information shop? The Kirkby Lonsdale CIC is looking for a Manager.  This is a diverse and varied role. The promotion of our high profile and award -winning town is an important part of the post, as well as the running of a busy gift/information shop.   Experience of working with volunteers,...

The Ultimate Guide to Summer in Kirkby Lonsdale

Summer in Kirkby LonsdaleThere are many ways to enjoy Kirkby Lonsdale this summer, starting with the face-to-face Phoenix Rising programme which started in May. Kirkby Lonsdale has felt a real buzz recently, especially since the sun came out on the bank holiday weekend and there was much to do for both visitors and locals alike. Now that indoor hospitality and hotels are open the town is really...
Phoenix Rising art taster workshop programme Kirkby Lonsdale

How to Recharge and Improve Your Wellbeing with the Phoenix Rising Artists

April was an exciting month as we saw our lovely independent high street reopen and al fresco dined in Kirkby’s beautiful hidden gardens such as The Snooty Fox, Number Nine and Plato’s. We also saw the return of the bustling weekly Charter Market each Thursday where we shopped until we dropped and ate in the shining sun. Now this May we are excited to launch the Phoenix Rising Art Taster...
Thank you banner across Main Street in Kirkby Lonsdale

Seven Ways to Rise out of Lockdown with Kirkby Lonsdale

March saw spring arrive at Kirkby Lonsdale in full swing, as the shops redressed their windows in vibrant colours and the beautiful extravaganza of flowers bloomed in St Mary’s churchyard as well as Jubilee field, as showcased in the Virtual Spring Window Walk on Facebook. We have also seen a further loosening of Lockdown restrictions, allowing everyone to take a deep breath of fresh air and...