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30 03, 2020

563 Appleby – Penrith Bus Service – May Bank Holidays

Please travel only if it is essential in line with Government requirements

Bank Holidays Fri 8 May and Mon 25 May – no services

Otherwise the 563 emergency timetable continues to be:-

9.50 and 14.25 from Appleby (Mon – Fri) as normal
11.25 from Appleby (Mon – Fri) is cancelled
Returns from Penrith (Mon – Fri) at 13.30 as normal
Plus a Saturday service from Appleby at 9.50 and 14.25, returns from
Penrith at 13.30

The bus will now make two trips a day.  For up to date times please check the County Council website, you can access this by clicking here.

24 03, 2020

Supporting Others In Your Community During COVID-19

We are seeing many communities and individuals volunteering to support friends, families and neighbours during the COVID-19 outbreak.  They are providing an important and much valued service, which we are grateful for.  A guide to supporting others in your community has been produced to offer guidance to volunteers, it can be accessed here.

8 07, 2019

Temporary Road Closure – Main Street Kirkby Thore

The parish council had been advised of a temporary road closure to Main Street on the 21st July 2019 for approximately 1 day.  The location and diversion route map can be accessed here.

24 06, 2019

Public Meeting – A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Project Consultation

Highways England are undertaking a non-statutory public consultation which opened on 16th May 2019 and is due to end on 11th July 2019.  If you haven’t already shared your views with Highways England either,


  • In person at one of the consultation meetings
  • On-line
  • By Email
  • By Post


Then please join us at an open meeting at the Village Hall on Tuesday 2nd July 2019 between 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


We will have large maps showing the proposed routes, brochures to review and forms that can be filled out on the night.   We will also document any questions that you have and forward these to Highways England.


Kirkby Thore Parish Council

24 06, 2019

563 Bus Update – June 2019

Stagecoach have just given us the good news that they will be operating the 563 Appleby – Penrith service until at least September 2021, provided that passenger numbers continue to do well. Thank you to everyone who already uses the 563; new users are most welcome to join them. Details of the 563 bus service are available on www.cumbria.gov.uk/buses/eden

13 06, 2019

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2018/2019

Each parish council prepares and Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) each year.  Kirkby Thore Parish Council is required to do this.  Our formal period for the inspection of the AGAR commences on the 17th of June 2019 and ends on the 26th of July 2019.  All documentation associated with this exercise can now be viewed on the financial information page of our website.  If you would like anymore information please contact the Parish Clerk, Lindsay Nicholson.

2 06, 2019

Lakeland Lanequest – Orienteering on a Bike

Navigate to as many checkpoints as you can in 2 hours.  The route is entirely on tarmac lanes and suitable for all abilities.  The event will start at the Stag Inn, Dufton on Tuesday 2nd of July 2019 at 5.30pm.  For more details click here.

23 05, 2019

Annual Meeting of Kirkby Thore Parish Electors

The Annual Meeting of Kirkby Thore Parish Electors will be held on Friday the 31st of May 2019 at 6.00pm in Kirkby Thore Memorial Hall.  All welcome.  For more details click here.

21 03, 2019

Notice of Election

The Local and Parish Elections will be held on the 2nd of May.  In the event of contested seats you will be able to vote for your local parish councillors on the 2nd of May 2019.  The formal notice of the election can be accessed by clicking here.  If you would like any more information or if you would like to stand for election to the parish council please contact the parish clerk at clerk@kirkbythore.org.uk or contact the Electoral Registration Officer at Eden District Council on 01768 817817.

21 03, 2019

Election of Parish Councillors

Kirkby Thore Parish Council is looking for candidates interested in standing for election to Kirkby Thore Parish Council.  The parish council has a maximum of seven seats and we need new candidates to help fill these.  You have until 5.00pm on Wednesday the 4th of April 2019 to hand in a nomination paper.  Application forms are available from the Electoral Registration Officer at Eden District Council please telephone 01768 817817.  More details can also be sought from the parish clerk on 01434 382705 or email clerk@kirkbythore.org.uk.

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