Kirkby Lonsdale Town Blog

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  • Christmas Fair 2022 Consultation: Have Your Say
    This is your chance to have your say about the Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair and join us at the Christmas Fair 2022 Consultation.  The Christmas Consultations are an opportunity for individuals and businesses to come together and work as a community: learning from previous town events and sharing views and ideas about what should happen […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Boyan Choir CDs in Aid of Ukraine at the Information & Gift Shop
    Boyan Choir in Kirkby Lonsdale Boyan 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 […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • ‘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 […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • “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 […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • 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 […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • 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 […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • 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 […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • 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 Money Donating money is the most effective way to help Ukraine, as donating supplies can delay more life-saving support in supply chains. Donating Supplies Charities are no longer […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • 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 […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • 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 […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • 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 […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • 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 […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • 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 […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • 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 […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • 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 […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • 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 […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • The Ultimate Guide to Summer in Kirkby Lonsdale
    Summer in Kirkby Lonsdale There 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 […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • 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 […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • 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, […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • How Kirkby Lonsdale’s Unsung Heroes Shine Behind the Scenes
    Over the last few weeks we have been going behind the scenes in Kirkby Lonsdale to see for ourselves how individuals and businesses in our community are making a real difference. Follow us as we delve into the inner layers of our fantastic community and show the driving forces behind Lockdown 3… Borders Greengrocers and […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • How to be mindful during Lockdown: Kirkby Lonsdale’s  Lockdown Walks Series
    Now well into 2021, this February we would like to reiterate our New Year’s Resolutions: Support the Kirkby Lonsdale community during lockdown by recommending local walks to help keep busy and healthy. Place an emphasis on mindfulness when offering advice and activities to the community. Continue spotlighting local businesses and recognising outstanding contributions to the […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Kirkby Lonsdale Community Spirit 2020-2021
    As we enter the new year, Kirkby Lonsdale CIC are reflecting on the overwhelming community spirit which was shown during December by everyone in town as we united to celebrate Christmas. Businesses came together as they opened each week for Late Night Shopping, the town guides met at the Christmas Tree to begin their Lantern […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Late Night Shopping and Christmas Window Competition on 18th December
    The week before Christmas, during Late Night Shopping on Friday 18th December, Kirkby Lonsdale came together to celebrate the festive season and get ready for Christmas day. Once again, QES students Jack Elliott and Hannah Wickes filled the Christmas-lit streets with Christmas carols and The Royal Hotel was decorated with a special greeting from Kirkby […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Late Night Shopping and Christmas Window Walk in Kirkby Lonsdale on 11th December
    Last Friday, on the 11th December the streets of Kirkby Lonsdale were filled, in a socially distanced fashion, with happy shoppers and dancing children during the second week of Late Night Shopping. Hanna Wicks, a local student at QES and talented musician, played Christmas carols on the saxophone which floated down the Christmas-lit Kirkby streets […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Late Night Shopping in Kirkby Lonsdale on 4th December
    The first evening of Late Night Shopping on Friday 4th December was magical and full of Christmas spirit. The Christmas-lit streets of Kirkby Lonsdale were filled with sparkling trees and festive Christmas Windows, while the angelic sound of live carol musicians jingled its way through the frosty air between 5 and 7.30pm. Most of all, […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Lunesdale Hall is Back in Business
    Make a booking on the Lunesdale Hall Bookings page. Lunesdale Hall has had a makeover. With a new roof, smart sound system and lighting, the town’s historic and beloved hall is open for bookings. Kirstie Pelling checked out its role in the town past and present…. While many venues and buildings have come and gone […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Where to Eat in Kirkby Lonsdale in August
    Coming out of lockdown provided the UK’s cafes, bars and restaurants with a challenge. How to maintain new rules of social distancing in a traditionally social environment? But those who provide food and drink in Kirkby Lonsdale have worked hard and are now welcoming guests across their doors with a series of new measures. Kirstie […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • 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
    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
    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 »