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.

The Voluntary Social Car Scheme

The Voluntary Social Car Scheme is a county-wide facility organised by Cumbria County Council via a network of local coordinators.  It is intended for people who have no access to public or private transport but need to travel for the following reasons, among them: Doctor, dentist or hospital appointments Shopping [...]

Moot Hall Move

The Moot Hall is undergoing urgent emergency repair work, to commence in June 2021. The TIC and Clerk's Office have relocated to the West Cloisters, reopening from the 26th of April until work is complete.  

MASCG Horse Fair Release – 2021 Dates

***Appleby Horse Fair 2021 - MASCG preparing for an August fair*** Yesterday (April 20) the Appleby Horse Fair Multi-Agency Strategic Co-ordinating Group met again to discuss plans for the 2021 Appleby Horse Fair. An agreement was reached that MASCG would support the Fair to take place from Thursday, 12 August [...]

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 , [...]