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  • A Bright New Future for Kirkby Lonsdale Charter Market

    A Bright New Future for Kirkby Lonsdale Charter Market

    Kirkby Lonsdale’s Charter Market is embracing the future with the help of a specialist market company. The town has had a market charter since 1227 and it’s hoped the new partnership will help the market to grow and flourish for decades to come says Town Manager Janet Nuttall… Back in 2011, when the Kirkby Lonsdale […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Things to Do in Kirkby Lonsdale

    Things to Do in Kirkby Lonsdale

    Visiting Kirkby Lonsdale this summer? Want some recommendations for things to do? Kirstie Pelling asked the Visitor Information Centre volunteers and town guides to share some of their favourite activities, walks and views…. A town bustling with life Kirkby Lonsdale is famous for many things. The high street is unique and packed with eclectic shops, […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Scouts Go Wild at Home

    Scouts Go Wild at Home

    While most clubs and societies closed their doors in March, scouting in Kirkby Lonsdale has flourished in lockdown. With Saturday morning Cub breakfasts, a ‘camp at home’ night under their belt and a family camp planned, 1st Kirkby Lonsdale Scout Group didn’t get upset about Covid 19 restrictions. Instead they got online and creative, as […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • A Hub of Community Spirit

    A Hub of Community Spirit

    The Kirkby Londsale Community Hub has handled over three hundred requests for help in six weeks. Over a hundred volunteers have walked dogs, delivered prescriptions and bought shopping for self-isolating households in the town and nearby villages. And behind every call there’s an invisible army of helpers keeping both community and community spirit alive, as […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Pandemics and Pandemonium -Borders rises to a challenge

    Pandemics and Pandemonium -Borders rises to a challenge

    When Sarah Cutter and Scott Gardner opened their new greengrocers on the Kirkby Lonsdale high street, they expected trade to build slowly and gradually. ‘Three consecutive floods and a global pandemic’ later they haven’t stopped to draw breath. Four hours sleep is the norm for this hard-working couple as they provide the town and surrounding […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Feeding Kirkby Lonsdale

    Feeding Kirkby Lonsdale

    Kirkby Lonsdale is perhaps best known for its cafes, restaurants and bars, and the owners are working hard to keep the town fed during the Coronavirus shutdown. From special appointments to collect, to bicycle deliveries, and collaborations with local shops, they’ve come up with new ways of trading in a very short time. Kirstie Pelling […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »