Welcome to Appleby-in-Westmorland Town Council

The historic market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland is situated on the banks of the River Eden in beautiful countryside between the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Appleby-in-Westmorland Town Council represent approximately 3,000 Appleby residents and is the third tier of local government.  There are 16 Councillors, 8 each for the Wards of Appleby and Bongate.  Councillors are elected for a term of four years.  Councillors are unpaid.  Council meetings are held in the Council Chamber at the Moot Hall and are open to the public and the press.  The Council has 9 part time employees who fulfill the Council’s statutory duties and deliver a range of services including the Tourist Information Centre and the Public Hall.

Mayors Message…

'HRH Prince Philip was an extraordinary public servant with such selfless devotion. We will miss you' Gareth Hayes Mayor of Appleby April 2021

Appleby Horse Fair 2021

Press release from MASG.  29th March 2021. No new date set..... “However, there are further issues which need to be considered and more parties which need to be consulted before a decision can be reached in respect of the 2021 Fair." "Another meeting will be held by mid April , [...]

MASCG Horse Fair Press Release

Following the Government’s ‘Roadmap’ announcement last week, members of Appleby Horse Fair Multi Agency Strategic Co-ordinating Group (MASCG) met on Monday (1 March) to discuss the implications for the 2021 Fair. The Government has stated that ‘Step 4’, which is expected to include the removal of limits on social contact, [...]

Coronavirus Easing of Lockdown

Spring is almost here, the flowers are peeking through and hopefully everyone is now familiar with the four steps of coming out of Lockdown in England. It's a fantastic time to be optimistic about a safe return to some sort of normality. Without sounding too precious, it really is time [...]