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Kirkby Lonsdale's new Edwardian Weekend (Sept 5-7) will feature major, but different, attractions on each of the three days.   On Friday 5th September, a unique Edwardian afternoon tea with accompanying musical entertainment at The Lunesdale Hall on New Road…
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Talking Newspaper - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote
The South Lakes Talking Newspaper has been in existence since 1974 and aims to bring local news to those suffering from visual impairment who find it impossible or difficult to read a newspaper. It takes extracts from the Westmorland Gazette which…
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The Fairbank Society - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote
The Kirkby Lonsdale Abbeyfield Society is changing its name. The Society will no longer be affiliated to the Abbeyfield and, with effect from 1st October it will be called The Fairbank Society. This is in response to the changing ethos…
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Boxes of Hope - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote
Yes it is almost shoe box time again! A very big thank you for the wonderful shoe boxes which we took to Romania last year, 9000 of them. With your help we can bring a smile to even more deprived…
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Sight Advice Social Group - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote
A social group meets on the second Tuesday of each month under the auspices of Sight Advice South Lakeland organised by Margaret Bell. The group gathers 10.15-10.30am in the Methodist Room for chat and to hear an interesting speaker. Occasionally…
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AKL on tape - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote
For almost 13 years a group of volunteers, organised by Marjorie Mellor has been reading AKL onto tape for distribution to up to 20 people whose low vision prevents them from being able to read it for themselves. Maurice Dybeck…
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A-boards offend - 4.7 out of 5 based on 3 votes
South Lakeland District Council has confirmed to Kirkby Lonsdale town council that they are taking a stronger line against A-board obstructions in Kendal .... and Kirkby Lonsdale is on the list. Town councillors asked what to do about A-boards which cause…
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Parking in Market Square - 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 votes
On-street traffic wardens from the county council say they target Kirkby Lonsdale on market days, following complaints that some traders park in front of retail shops in Market Square. The wardens state that such parking is legal, but no vehicle…
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1715 rebellion - 3.5 out of 5 based on 2 votes
Next year brings the 300th anniversary of the first Jacobite uprising, which was a two-pronged affair, involving Jacobites in Scotland and in England. Led by the Old Pretender, James Stuart, it was an attempt to win back the British throne…
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Council launches major planning consultation - 3.5 out of 5 based on 4 votes
New Town 8 x the size of Kirkby at Cowan Bridge???   Lancaster City Council are considering their options for finding room for an extra 5000 homes in their district. Given that large chunks of Lancaster are in AONBs or…
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Kirkby Lonsdale Volunteer Drivers - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote
Do you own a car and could you offer a little of your time to provide transport to those who need it? Demand for transport - typically to Out Patient appointments at WGH or Lancaster, or to the local surgery…
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Bric-a-brac wanted - 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 votes
The Friends of St Mary’s are supporting the Edwardian Weekend on September 6 and 7 with their traditional bric-a-brac stall in St Mary’s Church. If you are clearing out cupboards, drawers, cellars or attics, and have any unwanted items which…
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Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Academy - 5.0 out of 5 based on 3 votes
Starting in September Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band will be running a series of brass workshops for complete beginners of any age. To kick things off we will be running a half day session for people completely new to music or…
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Lest We Forget 1914-2014 - Then and Now Stories - 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 votes
Community commemorates with help from Heritage Lottery Fund A community project to explore, conserve and share some of Kirkby Lonsdale’s First World War stories has secured £9,000 funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Awarded through Heritage Lottery Fund’s First…
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