A SERIES of drop-in meetings for residents in South Lakeland are being held in the run-up to this year’s Appleby Fair.

A pre-fair drop-in event will be held on Monday May 12 at the Lunesdale Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale, from 3pm-6pm.

These informal meetings are an opportunity for people who have concerns or queries they would like to raise, to make their issues known to representatives of Cumbria County Council, South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria Police.

Each meeting will run from 10am-11am.

Meetings will be held at Lunesdale Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale, on May 27, 29, 31, and June 3, 5, 7, 10 and 12.

Sedbergh Community Office, 72 Main Street, Sedbergh, will hold drop-ins on May 28 and 30 and June 2, 4, 6, 9, 11 and 13.

A post-fair de-brief drop-in event will be held on July 8 from 4pm-7pm at Lunesdale Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Appleby Horse Fair 2014 runs from June 5-11.