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Kirkby Stephen Local Links

Kirkby Stephen Town Council

Kirkby Stephen Local Links, Vicarage Lane, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4QX
Tel: 017683 71775

Opening Times:

Monday: 10 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:00
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10 - 12:30, 13:30  - 18:00
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:00
Saturday: 10 - 13:00


Cumbria County Council, Kirkby Stephen Town Council and Eden District Council


Capita Symonds were commissioned to undertake a number of options appraisals and feasibility studies investigating the options for a relocation of the existing County Council Library and Town Council Information Centre - both of which were located in a shared leased-in building which was too small to meet service delivery aspirations and was incapable of economic alteration to meet the requirements of the DDA.

The Former Grammar School - an historic listed building close to the town centre, which had been disused for a number of years - was identified as offering potential to bring these services together in a modern and flexible space, to incorporate a Children's Centre and Local link, which attracted additional external grant funding to aid the capital costs.

Work started on Monday 27 September 2010.


Kirkby Stephen Local links was officially opened on Monday 11 July by Leader of Cumbria County Council, Eddie Martin, Kirkby Stephen County Council, Peter Thornton and Chair of Kirkby Stephen Town Council, Joan Johnstone. The county council has spent more than £ 550,000 on sympathetically restoring the old Kirkby Stephen Grammar School grade 11 listed building into a new modern Local links facility for the community.

Working in partnership with Kirkby Stephen Town Council and Eden District Council to bring together public services into one convenient place, the new one-stop-shop centre is a place where people can access a wide range of services. The new premises will include the already established community centre, a well stocked library and a new children's centre as well as offering meeting rooms and extra IT facilities. The centre is also fully accessible for disable users and parents with pushchairs.


The Local links is staffed by Kirkby Stephen Town Council and Cumbria County Council

Press release: A day of celebrations in Kirkby Stephen