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.

Mayor’s New Year Message

'It is what you did and continue to do that makes me so proud to be able to serve as Mayor. With the year of challenge and confusion, with some successes and surprises, coming to an end, we hope and trust that 2021 will instill in us the firm resolve [...]

Covid Resources

Below are links to a number of posters for downloading and using regarding Covid. This Way Right This Way Left Social Distancing 2m Pay By Card Number of People Handwash Facecovering Exit Entrance    


Cllr Gareth Hayes is the new Mayor, he was elected last Wednesday at our first virtual meeting. “Congratulations on our new Town Mayor, Cllr Gareth Hayes." Cllr Hayes was born in Appleby and is an ex Head boy of Appleby Grammar School. In accepting his role Cllr Hayes said [...]

Appleby High and Low Crosses – Update

Since taking up the post as Appleby Town Clerk, I am really aware of how much the Appleby Crosses mean to the residents and how keen we all are to seen them uncovered!  I have had assurances from the Architects today that it is high priority and work will commence [...]