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Kirkby Lonsdale Chamber of Trade

How it all started…

The Kirkby Lonsdale Chamber of Trade was originally established in 1957 and, after a six year lapse from 1969, was reinvented in 1975 by a small group of town business people who recognised that the combined efforts of like-minded people who had  similar business goals and limited marketing resources would have a more powerful effect than their own disparate individual efforts. This broad-minded thinking led to many initiatives over the years. For example, the Victorian Fair Weekend  which was a one-off event in 1980 and went on to help define the town until it ended in 2008. The Christmas Fair which runs on the first weekend in December is an event which is still run by the Chamber of Trade to this day.

Events like these draw people to Kirkby Lonsdale for an entertainment filled weekend, leaving visitors with a very positive impression of the town and an appetite to return at other times of the year.

How it works…

A meeting is held on the first Monday of every month, occasionally this arrangement is altered to take account of Public Holidays etc. Since January 2007 the Chamber has been run by an elected committee of individuals. Ordinary members are welcome to attend any monthly meetings in order to view the workings of the committee and to raise any items for the agenda during the meeting. An agenda is circulated a few days before each meeting and minutes are produced and circulated to all members by email (or hard copy to those who prefer) a few days after each meeting. The next meeting date is always confirmed in the preceeding month’s minutes in case it varies from the first Monday principle. The Chamber AGM is held in January each year at which officials are voted into position and membership rates are set.

In the main subscriptions are collected in January by standing order, memberships run from January to December each year.

What does it cost?

Rates are agreed at AGM 12 months ahead of implementation. New members joining part way through the year will be invoiced pro rata the number of months remaining. Existing members paying late will be charged at the full yearly rate.

Discounts for membership of more than one business: 2 businesses -10%, 3 businesses -15%, 4 businesses -20%, 5 or more -25%

Membership Type2017

Full Membership
Single Payment

£96
Full Membership

12 monthly payments

 £8.80
 

Latest Updates

Latest News

  • National Park Management Plan Consultation at Barbon

    Monday, 22 May 2017

    Have your say on the future of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Come and tell us what you think about the National Park over tea and cake– what you love about it; how it could be improved, and the key issues to tackle.

  • Town Council Vacancy

    Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    There’s a vacancy on Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council. Following the death earlier this year of Coun Donald Carmichael, formalities have been followed and there will not be a by-election to fill the seat. The council wishes to hear from anyone wishing to be considered as a new councillor.

  • Change to Chamber of Trade June Meeting

    Tuesday, 16 May 2017

    Please note that the next meeting of the Kirkby Lonsdale Chamber of Trade & Commerce will be on the 12th of June at 5:30pm in the Plato's cellar, instead of the usual first Monday of the month.

What's On

  • Settle Festival of Happiness

    Settle Festival of Happiness

    10am - 10pm Saturday, 27 May 2017

    Let’s pioneer a new way forward. Let’s get excited, come together as a community and be happy at the Festival of Happiness! There are over 20 FREE taster sessions and workshops by local clubs and groups. Discover what's on offer in Settle.

  • Lunesdale Art Trail

    Lunesdale Art Trail

    11am - 5pm Saturday to Monday, 27–29 May 2017

    With its growing popularity and reputation, the Lunesdale Arts Trail has become a significant annual creative event in the calendar of the North West.

  • Lune Walk 4 UR Charity

    Lune Walk 4 UR Charity

    9am Sunday, 4 June 2016

    Step out and for 1 of 3 walks. Enjoy good company, fresh air, some exercise, superb scenery and be part of a great event and fun day bringing our community together. The walks, led by experienced walkers, cater for all ages and abilities.

  • A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel

    A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel

    7.15pm Friday, 9 June 2017

    No costumes, wigs or make up! Just two great musicians producing an ambient collection of some of Simon & Garfunkel’s much loved hits.