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Adults starting the Kirby Fell Race as part of the BOFRA fell racing season

BOFRA Fell Race Saturday 26th June

In spite of the Gala being cancelled, the British Open Fell Runners Association (BOFRA) will be coming to Kirkby and running an event as part of their 2021 schedule of races.  This is a permitted activity as it is an organised sports event and is conducted under BOFRA rules.   Local senior runners wishing to participate must register in advance email with your details to   in order to comply with Covid 19 safety restrictions. Entries close at 10pm on the Wednesday evening prior to the race, or sooner should the race fill up before then. Registration on the day is …

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Crowds on the playing fields for the Kirkby Gala.

Cancelled – Kirkby Gala 2021

With a heavy heart we announce the cancellation of the Kirkby Gala for 2021 due to current COVID-19 restrictions. The village can look forward to a party planned for early September, which will cater for all age groups, when we hope people can meet freely.

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Kirkby Community Centre. Photograph of the centre back looking towards Black Combe

Centre Reopening

The latest government guidance indicates that the community centre can reopen for indoor groups and exercise classes on the 17th of May.

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Marquee tent and stalls and Kirkby Gala 2012

Kirkby Gala News

Subject to current COVID regulations, the 2021 annual Gala will be held on the 26th of June. Further details to follow.

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Line of kids mountain bikes in a meadow

Pump Track Development

Young people of the village have expressed interest in the development of a bike pump track. The committee are keen to respond to the needs of young people in the community and are actively progressing the concept to identify costs and potential locations for the provision.

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Reverse prayer position for yoga fitness classes at the Kirkby Community Centre

New fitness classes open their doors

A number of new fitness classes have started at the newly refurbished Community Centre including pilates and yoga. To find out more, please see the timetable >

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Open Day!

The newly refurbished community centre opened its doors for bookings on the 3rd of September 2020 and is already proving popular with fitness and recreational activities. On the 12th of September we held an Open Day to enable the public to view the new community centre provision. An official opening ceremony for all our funders & supporters will be held on Saturday 26th June 2021 along with the annual Gala.

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