Welcome to the Kirkby Stephen Community Website
Kirkby Stephen - space to breathe, room to grow
Click here for our downloadable postcard of Kirkby Stephen and the Upper Eden Valley
A Walkers are Welcome town
Calor Village of the Year for England 2009,
Northern England Village of the Year 2009
and Cumbria Village of the Year 2008
Cumbria in Bloom 2010 Best Large Village Winner with Gold Award and Best Village Overall with Gold Award
Cumbria in Bloom 2011 Best Large Village
Britain in Bloom 2011 Silver Award, Large Village
Home of BBC's Lambing Live 2011
Kirkby Stephen is a small town in the Upper Eden valley which was formerly in the old county of Westmorland, now Cumbria. This is an area of Cumbria much less well known than the Lake District, but equally appealing. A traditional market town of historic buildings, cobbled yards, quaint corners and interesting shops, it is surrounded by a landscape of pastoral rural scenery and wild uplands. Being remote from large towns and population centres, Kirkby Stephen has developed a strong and self-sufficient identity and a vibrant sense of community.
Kirkby Stephen Town Council is an active and forward thinking Council which represents and serves the local community. The Town Council aims to respond to the needs and aspirations of the people it represents and to undertake work which benefits the town and its residents. It is also active in addressing local issues, dealing with any problems which arise and generally ‘getting things done!’
Founded and managed by Kirkby Stephen Town Council,Kirkby Stephen Community and Council Centre is a unique and innovative establishment which has become a ‘one stop shop’ for local information, community support and access to services. The Community and Council Centre provides information and services on behalf of all the local Councils (County, District and Town), as well as a wide range of general and local information, support and facilities.
In 2011, the Centre relocated to the new Kirkby Stephen Local Links, where it shares premises with the Library.
This official Town Council website has been developed as a further information service to local residents and visitors.
Community and Council Centre
Kirkby Stephen Local Links
Tel: 017683 71775
Fax: 017683 74854
Follow this link for more information about the Community and Council Centre...
Follow this link for Tourist Information contact details...