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  • How to be mindful during Lockdown: Kirkby Lonsdale’s Lockdown Walks Series

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Lunesdale Hall is Back in Business

    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 in Kirkby Lonsdale over the decades, the town’s community […]  » CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Where to Eat in Kirkby Lonsdale in August

    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

    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 »