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 and their Declarations of Pecuniary Interest appear in the table below:

At an ordinary meeting on the 7 June 2022 (Minute ref 22/042) Town councillors decided that their declarations of pecuniary interest should be uploaded to the Town Council’s website to demonstrate compliance with Section 30 of the Localism Act. The review and publication of declarations was not currently up-to-date on Eden District Council’s website.

Elected / Co-opted

DPI (Local Copy) Pending Monitoring Officer Review

DPI (Monitoring Officer Reviewed)

Paul Richardson (Chairman)

Elected unopposed (2019) *

Alex Birtles (Vice Chairman)

Elected unopposed (2019)

Phil Dew

Co-opted September 2021

Dorothy Thornton

Elected unopposed (2019)

Conrad Lynch

Elected unopposed (2019) *

Mike Walker

Elected unopposed (2019)

Sandy Lancaster

Elected unopposed (2019)

John Murray

Co-opted May 2021

Not Published EDC

Grace Wren

Elected unopposed (2019)

*Cllrs Richardson and Lynch were co-opted back onto the council in December 2020 after extended absences unintentionally caused by the Covid lockdown in 2020.