Council Structure

Appleby-in-Westmorland Town Council represent approximately 3,000 Appleby residents and is the third tier of local government. There are 16 Councillor seats, 8 each for the Wards of Appleby and Bongate. Councillors are elected for a term of four years and are 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 7 part time employees who fulfill the Council’s statutory duties, managed by the Town Clerk, who manage a range of services including the Tourist Information Centre and Public Hall. The Council also owns 6 retail units, which are leased to local businesses.

To see more of Appleby Town Council’s responsibilities, click here.

We have 3 standing committees, Planning and General Purposes, Finance and Property which meet regularly each month. We also have two committees which meet when necessary, Staffing and Appeals.

To see the committee membership please see below:

Planning and General Purposes Committee;

Cllr Duncan Curley (Chair)
Cllr Andy Connell (Vice Chair)
Cllr John Pape
Cllr Martin Railton
Cllr Phillipa Turnbull
Cllr Pamela Davidson (Ex-Officio)

Finance Committee:

Cllr Jim Chalmers (Chair)
Cllr Paula Heap (Vice Chair)
Cllr Dot Anderton
Cllr John Pape
Cllr Freddie Potts
Cllr Pamela Davidson (Ex-Officio)
Cllr Duncan Curley (Ex-Officio)

Property Committee

Cllr Dot Anderton (Chair)
Cllr Stan Rooke (Vice Chair)
Cllr Andy Connell
Cllr Freddie Potts
Cllr Cricket Kemp
Cllr Pamela Davidson (Ex-Officio)
Cllr Duncan Curley (Ex-Officio)

Staffing Committee

Cllr Dot Anderton (Chair)
Cllr Andy Connell (Vice Chair)
Cllr Duncan Curley
Cllr Pamela Davidson
Cllr Stan Rooke

Appeals Committee

Cllr John Pape (Chair)
Cllr Cricket Kemp
Cllr Paula Heap