Kirkby Stephen Town Council

Kirkby Stephen Town Council

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!’


Mr Christian Barnes | All Members and the Clerk may be contacted at Kirkby Stephen Local Links, Vicarage Lane, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4QX, Tel/Fax 017683 74854, [email protected] The Clerk will usually be at Local Links on Mondays and Wednesdays.

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There are 9 seats on Kirkby Stephen Town Council. A list of the councillors elected on the 4th May 2023 follows.

Birtles, Alex (Vice Chairman)*
Dew, Philip (W&F)**
Hall, Maurice
Lancaster, Sandy
Murray, John (W&F)**
Richardson, Paul (Chairman)*
Thornton, Dorothy
Waite, Adrian
Wren, Grace

*Cllrs Richardson and Birtles were elected Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively at the Council’s Annual Meeting on the 16 May 2023.
**Cllrs Dew and Murray are also elected members of Westmorland and Furness Council.