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.
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 [...]
The High Sheriff of Cumbria, Julie Barton, is launching the High Sheriff of Cumbria Covid-19 Business Innovation and Community Awards to recognise the incredible ways businesses across Cumbria have confronted the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic since March 2020. If you’d like to apply for the award or nominate a business simply [...]
Census Day is coming - Sunday 21st March is Census Day for England and Wales The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The census is unique. There’s simply nothing else that gives [...]
Bainbrigg Stones on Chapel Street, Appleby-in-Westmorland A length of wall incorporating the Bainbrigg Stones on Chapel Street, Appleby-in-Westmorland has been incorporated in the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport upon recommendation from Historic England (list entry [...]
The Historic Area Assessment for Appleby has been published and is now online, click HERE to view.
Historic books penned by a Cumbrian relative of the present Mayor, which include mention of the 16th Century Appleby gaol (jail), have "come home' to the town. Mayor Gareth Hayes collects, as a hobby, old books and sermons written by his great uncle Will Hayes, between 1920 and 1950. Will [...]