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Man assaulted by three teenagers in Appleby

Post office, Boroughgate in Appleby Credit: Google maps

A man has been assault by three teenage boys on a man in Appleby town centre in Cumbria.

Police say it happened near the post office on Boroughgate where the teenagers threw hard boiled sweets and the filament from a broken lightbulb at the man’s head.

Anyone with information is urged to call PC 2174 Woolley on 101 or email Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Appleby residents invited to local health and wellbeing day

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Residents in Appleby have been invited to a 'health and wellbeing day', where they can find out more about how they can remain stay fit and independent for as long as possible.

The drop-in event will take place at the Public Hall, Boroughgate, Appleby CA16 6XB from 10am to 2pm.

A number of organisations will be in attendance to provide information and answer questions. They include Age UK, Eden Carers, Eden Independent Living, Alzheimer’s Society, Appleby GP Surgery, Dementia Friends, Give A Day and others.

This event for residents follows on from the ‘listening event’ which was held earlier this year where a number of local organisations came together to discuss the emerging health and wellbeing needs of the community in Appleby.

We’re keen that as many people as possible come along to the event, join us for a cup of tea and learn more about the range of support and services which they can access to help keep them fit and well and improve their day to day lives.”



Appleby Horse Fair Community Drop-in Event

Appleby Horse Fair 2015 Credit: PA

An event will be held where local residents in South Lakeland can learn more about arrangements for this year's Appleby Horse Fair, and share any concerns or ideas.

The fair will be running from the 8th to the 14th of June and attracts up to 40,000 visitors.

The pre-fair drop-in meeting will be held on Wednesday 17th of May, at Barbon Village Hall from 4-6pm.

South Lakeland District Council say they will work with local authorities and to manage the migration of Travellers to and from the fair. Temporary stopping point sites will also be organised for traditional and motorised caravans.

The temporary stopping points will be available from Tuesday 30th May to Thursday 8th June and Monday 12th June to Friday 16th June at:

  • Devil’s Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale
  • Middleton Common, near Sedbergh
  • Rawthey Bridge, Cautley, near Sedbergh
  • Scrogg Bank, Sedbergh

Through our arrangements leading up to, during and after the fair we want to ensure the movement of Gypsies and Travellers through the district is safe and enjoyable for everyone and to reduce the impact on the environment.

– John Barwise, SLDC’s Neighbourhood Enforcement Officer

Anyone who cannot make the drop-in meeting but would like to raise any issues can contact SLDC’s streetcare team by emailing: or calling 01539 733333.

Infant airlifted to hospital with head injury

The Great North Air Ambulance. Credit: GNAAS

An infant was airlifted to hospital with a head injury, after a fall in Appleby.

The incident happened at about 10:30am on Saturday 18 February.

A team from the Great North Air Ambulance assessed and treated the 18-month-old boy, before flying him to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary within 18 minutes.

It was later found that he had sustained only minor injuries.

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