Welcome to the website of Leyburn Town Council. Leyburn is a small market town located in beautiful Wensleydale in North Yorkshire and close to the eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The town has a population of 2,300 and is the main service centre for the villages of the mid-Wensleydale area and offers a fantastic range of specialist local shops and two supermarkets as well as doctors, dentists etc. Every Friday the town’s main square is home to the weekly market with its extensive range of stalls. Leyburn can boast several excellent restaurants, bistros, cafes and pubs as well as holiday accommodation of all types for those wishing to visit the Dales. Close to the town centre is Leyburn Shawl with its panoramic views across Wensleydale and its popular footpath that leads out of town and on to Castle Bolton and Redmire. The Town Council owns the first three fields of the Shawl as well as the playground also located there which is enjoyed by many children and their families.
The Town Council is based in Thornborough Hall, a magnificent Victorian building, located close to the town centre, which the Town Council bought in 2001. The building is also home to the town’s library and registry office and other privately-let offices
Leyburn Town Council is the local burial authority and also runs the weekly Friday market, Monthly Sunday Market, the Shawl Fields, the Shawl playground, the Wensleydale Avenue playground and the public conveniences at Kelberdale Terrace in the town centre. The Council looks after the clock in St Matthew’s Church and owns and maintains the town’s three squares.
There are nine Town Councillors and the Council meets every third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in Thornborough Hall. Agendas are posted on the Town Council noticeboard in the town centre opposite Hewson's Newsagents shop and here on this website. Minutes are available after the following month's meeting.
The Town Council would like to wish everyone a
Please note the Council Office will close
at 12.30pm on Firday 21st December
until 9am on Wednesday 2nd January.
NOTIFICATION OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE - COMMERCIAL SQUARE, LEYBURN ON Monday 14 January 2019.
Forthcoming temporary road closure, which will take place at the above location. A map which illustrates the section of road which is to be closed can be viewed on-line by following this link:
The closure has been requested by the proprietors of a local shop in connection with the delivery of a large piece of equipment and it is anticipated that the road will be closed to through traffic for one day on Monday 14 January 2019.
Whilst pedestrian access into the closed section of road will be maintained at all times, vehicular access to properties will be dependent on the work taking place and will be at the discretion of the contractor’s staff on site.