Welcome to Kirkby Thore’s Parish Website

Buckingham Palace has announced the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Buckingham Palace announced the sad news in a statement at midday today (April 9)

It said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will made in due course.

Kirkby Thore Parish Council sends its condolences to the Royal Family and wishes to acknowledge the Duke of Edinburgh’s lifetime of service.

A website has been launched by Cumbria County Council which provides information/links on the following:

  • Link to national news
  • Link to the Buckingham Palace e-Book of condolence (www.royal.gov.uk)
  • Eulogy from the Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria
  • Arrangements for laying of flowers
  • List of condolence book locations
  • Flag protocol

As we are still in the throes of the Covid pandemic, condolence books will not be distributed locally, instead people are encouraged to leave their condolence via the Buckingham Palace website.


The Parish Council will be undertaking virtual public meetings via Zoom in light of central government advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.  Residents are welcomed to join the meetings.  Please contact the clerk prior to the meeting to receive log in details.  The Parish Council will continue to represent the interest of the parish at this challenging time.  Parish Councillors and the Clerk are contactable via email and phone.  We will continue to support the community and deliver services where possible.  Please get in touch with the contact page if you believe we may be able to help you.

Future Parish Council meetings are under constant review and will be held in the Memorial Hall as and when it becomes safe to do so.

The schedule of meeting dates can be accessed here.


Volunteers in the Parish are running a series of schemes to help those finding themselves vulnerable in the current unprecedented times.

The Village Hall Facebook page is publishing relevant information and coordinating messages for help where possible.  You can access their facebook page through the following link  https://www.facebook.com/kthallandrec

The Village Stores have a delivery service set up with willing volunteers.  The householder is asked to call the shop on 017683 61342 directly and then the shop asks one of the volunteers to deliver.  Posters and leaflets have been circulated about this.

Thank you to all those who are simply looking out for neighbours and family, your help makes a real difference to Kirkby Thore.

Census 2021 – 21st of March 2021

The census will be taking place this year on the 21st of March 2021.  To access the forms online or for addtional information please visit the census website here.

The 563 Bus

563 bus services updates The Stagecoach 563 Appleby - Penrith service (Mondays to Fridays) has some changes from the 4th of January, for details please go to http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/buses

St Michael’s, Kirkby Thore – Harvest & Gift Day

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Parish Councillor Vacancy

Kirkby Thore Parish Council currently has a vacancy for a Parish Councillor.  The Parish Council is involved with many issues that effect the community and really need help from enthusiastic people who want to make [...]