Appleby Horse Fair 2018

Appleby Horse Fair – Stopping Places

Appleby Horse Fair this year takes place on 7-10 June.

Via their website, the organisers of the Fair have published advice on temporary stopping places for those travelling to the fair.  To quote some of this advice:

Please note that the continued use of these stopping places is subjects to occupants abiding to the agreed terms of use displayed on the land, including dates of permitted use.

These temporary sites will be regularly visited by representatives from both Cumbria Constabulary and Eden District Council during the period of occupation.

The horse fair is not an organised event and so no one is actually responsible for its conduct.
Eden District Council provide a regular rubbish collection for the duration of the fair together with the provision of toilets and a clean- up service when the travellers have gone. The contact at EDC is Emma Brass 01768 212366.

Cumbria Constabulary provide regular patrols and will respond as normal to any issues of criminality or anti- social behaviour. Sergeant Andy Milburn is responsible for the mobile teams patrolling the area and he can be reached, when on duty, by phoning the non-emergency number 101, selecting option 2, and dialling 41516.

NOTE:   In an emergency situation, as usual phone 999.


Great Asby

Your parish council has submitted a plan to Eden District Council showing some restrictions on parts of the village greens.  It has been published on the Appleby Fair website.

The essence of the plan is reproduced below.

Great Asby village greens will be available to Gypsies and Travellers to stay on their way to and from Appleby Fair, however, there are limits set as regards the areas and dates of use which must be adhered to.

In response to problems encountered in recent years, when there has been some unacceptable behaviour, restrictions will again be in place for 2018. This will result in some areas of the village greens being unavailable for caravans or other vehicles, however, these areas will still be available for horse grazing.

Please do not arrive before Tuesday 5 June 2018. Toilets and rubbish collection will be provided.

Please respect the facilities provided and the land provided by the village. Please note that this land is privately owned and you do not have a legal right to be on this land. Failure to behave responsibly and to respect others’ property may lead to this land being unavailable in the future.

Download the full version of the plan here.

Great Asby - Horse Fair restrictions 2016

Contact ATG

Please feel free to contact the Group Officers, as follows:

Chair – Dave Freak

Secretary – Keith Cooper

Treasurer – Louise Reeve

Donations to ATG

If you would like to support the work of the Tree Group by making a donation to help cover the costs of essential tree guards or the purchase of trees for planting, that would be very much appreciated.

Account details are:
Account Name: Asby Tree Group
Sort code: 20-55-41
Account number : 50979708

ATG Activities

We will be working with local landowners to identify small areas of land that can be used to plant trees or hedges. Occasional requests will go out to members, seeking volunteers to survey areas of land to assess the age and health of trees and to identify possible planting areas, as well as to take part in planting trees and hedges. These activities will normally be scheduled to last for no more than three hours.

The Tree Group has insurance to cover members carrying out these activities.

ATG Membership

A membership form can be downloaded here,
or obtained from the Secretary:
Keith Cooper

There is currently no membership fee.

COVID Policy (Feb.2022)

Unfortunately Covid-19 has not gone away, and we still want everyone to feel safe whilst being able to enjoy the film.

  • We use ‘cabaret-style’ seating around suitably spaced tables.
  • We recommend that you continue to wear a face covering when moving around the village hall, though this may be removed whilst you are seated.
  • It would also be appreciated if you could complete an antigen (lateral flow) test before attending.  (We are more than happy to refund your ticket should your test unfortunately prove positive.)

Opening Hours Xmas 2021

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