Neighbourhood News

8:12am Thursday 5th June 2014

Derek and Celia Coultherd, 015242 51215

Wigglesworth

3:07pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Community centre: There will be a whist and dominoes session at the hall next Saturday, March 29, starting at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome and tea, cakes and sandwiches will be served at half time.

Upper Wharfedale

3:06pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Circuit training: Circuit training classes are being held in Cracoe Village hall on Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 7.15pm. The cost is £5 per person and everyone is welcome. For further details, call 07813 342187. Play interest: Cracoe Village Hall management committee wants to hear from anyone interested in producing a play at Christmas. The chairman, Andrew Armstrong, can be contacted on 730319. Women’s Institute: Rylstone Women’s Institute welcomed speaker Mervyn Flecknoe, a voluntary leader of walks from HF Holidays. He gave an informative, illustrated talk on the organisation, founded by Thomas Leonard in 1913. The next meeting will be an open one in Cracoe Village Hall on Thursday, April 3 when entertainment will be provided by Carole and Malcolm Brown. Mikado performance: The Aireborough Gilbert and Sullivan Society will present The Mikado at St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Linton, on Saturday from 7.30pm. Toddler Group: The Hetton and Rylstone Babes Toddler Group has resumed on Tuesdays during term-time from 10am to noon in the schoolroom at Hetton Methodist Church. Mums, dads, grandmas, granddads and pre-school children are all invited at £1 per family per session. Fashion show: There will be a charity fashion show in aid of the Wharfedale Support Group of Manorlands Hospice at Cracoe Village Hall next Friday, March 28 from 7.15pm. There will be ladieswear, childrenswear and accessories. Tickets cost £5, which includes a glass of wine, and are available from 01756 753139 or 01729 830038. Local history: The Local History meeting, held at Cracoe Village Hall, was very well attended. Peter Robinson from Colne gave a talk with slides on Eshton Hall. He was accompanied by two of his friends, all old boys of the school that operated there in the 1950s and 1960s. The original hall dated back to the 11th century. Its first owners were the De Estons, followed by the Cliffords, the Bindloss family and the Wilsons. The hall was leased to the Wills family of tobacco fame from the mid 1920s to 1939. It was then used as a school and nursing home before being converted into luxury apartments in 2003. Annual meeting: St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Hubberholme, will hold its annual general meeting in Tuesday at 7pm in the Buckden schoolroom. Political supper: MP Julian Smith will be guest speaker at a political supper in Kettlewell Village Hall on Friday, April 4 from 7pm. Tickets cost £15 and are available on from 760886 or 770288. Parish meeting: Arncliffe will hold its annual parish meeting in Amerdale Hall on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Mobile library: The supermobile library van will be in Kettlewell’s national park car park on Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm. Book Club: Cracoe Book Club will meet on Tuesday, April 1 to discuss Kathryn Boo’s book, Behind the Beautiful Flowers. The club meets in Cracoe Village Hall on first Tuesday of the month. For more information, call Debbie on 730345 or email dsgeldart@aol.com. Parish council: David Belk will be in the chair at the next meeting of Kettlewell Parish Council on Wednesday, April 2. It will take place in the village hall from 7pm and will be followed by the local electors’ annual meeting at 8pm.

Tosside

3:06pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Whist and dominoes: There were 14 tables in play at the recent whist and domino drive. MCs were T Robinson and P Metcalfe. Winners were: whist, ladies – A Bargh, B Peel, P Parrott; gents – J Riley, T Shaw, S Hogg, low M Grainger; dominoes – J Plumbley, F Taylor, H Wolfenden, J Stainton, J Plumbley, G Nowell, low T Taylor; raffle – M Berry, J Plumbley, P Metcalfe, T Pike, A Taylor, H Grainger, A Fox, R Berry, J Taylor, S Hogg. The next drive is Saturday, April 19 at 7.30pm. Hall dance: A dance will be held in the community hall tomorrow at 8pm. Music will be provided with Alan Cookson. Table top sale: A table top sale will be held in the community hall on Sunday from noon to 4pm. Table hire is £5, with tea and biscuits £1. For more information, contact Ann on 01729 840272.

Thornton-in-Lonsdale

3:05pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Chapel hospitality: Westhouse Chapel’s hospitality event was enjoyed by many. Homemade soup and refreshments were served and a kindly Christian word was spoken by Thomas Fawcett. St Oswald’s: Lent services are being held at St Oswald’s Church each Sunday at 9.30am with visiting speakers exploring the Lord’s Prayer. This Sunday, the speaker will be Dr Michael Clark and on Mothering Sunday, March 30, Grace Metcalfe will give the address. All are welcome at this special service with hospitality and a small gift of flowers. Bible study: Open door Bible study meetings are being held on a Thursday evening for all those who wish to learn more about prayer during Lent. Today’s gathering will be held at Westhouse Village Hall while next Thursday’s venue is the church room in Burton-in-Lonsdale.

Sutton-in-Craven

3:05pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Ramblers: On Saturday, Sutton Ramblers will meet at 9am in Church Road for a walk at Knotty Ash and Shutt Nook. For further details, call 01535 637055. St Thomas: The services at St Thomas’s Church on Sunday include holy communion at 8.30am and morning prayer at 10.30am. Women’s Institute: Sandra Dixon was the speaker at last week’s meeting of Sutton WI, when she gave an interesting talk on fashion in the 1950s, bringing back many memories for members. A lunch at Craven College is planned for April 3, and there are seats available on an outing to Lincoln planned for May 13. Mike Armstrong will demonstrate bread making at the next meeting on April 14 at 7.15pm in the community centre.

Skipton

3:04pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Naturalists: David Tomkins, of the RSPB and Bird Life International, gave an illustrated talk entitled Save the Albatros to the Craven Naturalists’ and Scientific Association last Monday. Long line fishing for tuna kills many thousands of albatros each year as the birds, attracted to the baited hooks, are caught and drown as the line sinks. Various methods of prevention are being tried and seem to be having some success. If you buy tinned tuna you can help by looking for tins bearing the MCS (Marine Conservation Society) symbol. The next meeting, on Monday, is the AGM after which there will be an illustrated talk on fracking by Paul Kabrna. It will take place in the Swadford Centre at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome. For details, contact the secretary on 01535 642180. Camera Club: Chris Parker gave members a varied show, starting with spring flowers in Swaledale, with its barns, followed by a cruise around the Mediterranean. Local scenes were well portrayed both in autumn and winter and close up shots of hoar frost were particularly impressive. Oddfellows: The next open house session will be on Tuesday from 10am to 2pm. Friendship, activities and a light lunch will be available. The next Live Act at the Three Links will be Savannah next Saturday, March 29 from 8pm. Visitors and non-members are welcome at a nominal charge of £2. The club will hold a series of fundraising events during Easter Week in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The annual general meeting will be held on Saturday, March 29 at 11am. All members are welcome. International Club: The next meeting will be on Tuesday when Eric Mitchell will give a talk on The History of Fairgrounds. The meeting starts at 7.30pm in the Soroptimists Rooms, Otley Street. Visitors are welcome. Retired Men’s Forum: Angela Henson spoke about the volcanoes of Europe, including those of the Azores, Canary Islands and Iceland as well as Vesuvius, Etna and Stromboli in the Mediterranean. Next week, the forum will hold its annual general meeting, which will be followed by lunch at the Craven Heifer when the speaker will be Geoff Queen. History Society: On Thursday Janet Niepokojczycka gave an illustrated talk on Woodlands and Timber Usage. Trees returned after the Ice Age and early humans gradually realised how to make wooden tools for farming or as weapons. Wood has been important throughout history and even Stonehenge was constructed utilising the principles of woodworking joints. Building techniques developed due to the strength and flexibility of timber and there are still many fine examples of early timber frame houses and tithe barns. The extensive burning of coppiced trees to produce charcoal was important for early iron foundries and charcoal burners tended to live on site in small hides. The next meeting is in the Swadford Centre next Thursday, March 27 at 7.30pm when Maureen Stopworth will give a talk entitled Living with Pendle Witches.

Silsden

3:03pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Fashion show: Aire View Infant School invites you to a fashion show hosted by ‘shop2drop’ next Thursday, March 27 from 7pm at Silsden Sports Club. Tickets are £3 to be purchased in advance from the school. There will be a raffle on the night. Young farmers: Silsden with Skipton Young Farmers meeting enjoyed bowling at the Matrix, Skipton. Next week’s will be beef judging. Jumble sale: The 1st Steeton Guides will hold a jumble sale at St James’ Church Hall on Monday, March 31 from 7.30pm to 9pm, which will also include a toy sale. This is to raise funds for a group working to persuade the Olympic committee to include ice skating in the Paralympic Games. Some of the guides are taking part in the latest competition due to be held in Iceland. Tea and coffee will be available on the night. Drama group: Take One youth drama group meets in the Gloucester Avenue community centre every Wednesday from 5.30pm to 7pm. For more information, contact David Hardman on 01535 657249 or go to the facebook page Silsden Community Productions. Charity event: A charity event is being held at Silsden Sports Club on Saturday, April 12 from 7pm to midnight to raise money for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. it includes Bucks Fizz on arrival, a hot buffet, live music with local band Undercover, disco, auction and raffle. Tickets are £20 and are available from Wilman & Lodge estate agents in Silsden and Cross Hills. For more information, email jambosmum@hotmail.com or phone 01535 654211. Ladies Circle: The Ladies Circle March meeting started with the AGM followed by a treasure hunt organised by Brenda Robb. At the AGM, the joint committee of four, who took over at last year and planned such an interesting and varied programme, agreed to carry on in office. Joyce Ellison also agreed to remain as treasurer. Monies to be shared between various charities and church funds will be decided after the final meeting of the spring term. This will be a spring fashion show by Kathryn of Otley on Tuesday, April 1. Models will be wearing a range of clothes to suit all age groups. The event will take place in Silsden Methodist Church at 7.30pm at Silsden Methodist Church. Tickets are £3 including refreshments and are available at Twiggs newsagents, Circle members or at the door. Local history: The story of the Bradford Pals – which included several Silsden men – will be discussed by author David Raw, when he visits Silsden Local History Group on Monday evening. Mr Raw, who was chief researcher on a Granada documentary about the Pals, will also bring along photographs, including scenes from the Pals’ training camp at Skipton in the early years of the war. The meeting, open to all, will be held at the Methodist Church, with doors open at 7pm for a 7.20pm start. The following afternoon, the group is hosting a drop-in session at the town hall between 2pm-4pm for those interested in furthering their research into family or local history. Chairman David Mason also plans to have a set of old maps of Silsden available for perusal. Library diary: A diary has been placed in Silsden Library for organisations to record the dates of any special events they are running. This is particularly relevant to coffee mornings, in order to avoid a number of them being held on the same day. Just ask at the library desk and you will be given the diary to check dates and make your own entry. Proms concert: The Proms on the Farm team proudly present Inn Jeopardy with Country & Western and Folk music from the 60s, 70s and 80s at Silsden Golf Club from 7.30pm on Saturday, April 19. Admission is £6 and proceeds will be split between Silsden Methodist Church and Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. Tickets are available from Twiggs newsagents on Kirkgate, Silsden. Please note the change of date for this event. The organisers advise that anyone who has already bought a ticket for the previous date of March 7 can use their tickets on April 19 or present them at Twiggs for a full refund.

Settle

3:02pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Victoria Hall: Tomorrow, there will be ska/reggae music from North Eastern group Pikey Beatz while RAMjam and Dales Jam return on Saturday with more than 40 musicians taking to the stage. Next Thursday, March 27, traditional Scottish band Mànran will perform. One of Scotland’s best loved live-acts, they blend  traditional instrumentation (fiddle, accordion, flute, uilleann pipes and highland bagpipes) with a tight, grooving backline (drums, bass and guitar. The month concludes with a comedy special featuring the improvisation show, They Came With Outer Script, next Saturday, March 29, and a family matinee of Le Tour Des Animaux, based on Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, the following afternoon. Tickets are available from 01729 825718 Guided walk: The Friends of Settle to Carlisle have arranged a guided walk on Saturday from Dent Station to Dent village via the Dales Way. The seven-mile walk is suitable for families but not suitable for buggies and pushchairs. Those taking part should meet at Dent Station at 12.15pm and bring a packed lunch and a drink. There will a minibus leaving Dent village in time to catch the 17.32 train. To reserve a seat on the minibus, contact 07754 993483. Settle Orchestra: The orchestra will perform at the Richard Whiteley Theatre, Giggleswick School, on Saturday at 7.30pm. The programme will be repeated next Saturday, March 29, at Christ Church, Skipton, also at 7.30pm. The programme includes works by Weber, Schumann, Grieg and Tomlinson. Tickets are available from orchestra members or from Cave and Crag in Settle, High Bentham Post Office, Settle Music or 01729 825806. Folk Club: The Three Peaks Folk Club will meet on Saturday at Settle Social Club when the guest will be Nick Brooker. Admission is £6 on the door. Floor singers and support acts welcome. Strollers: North Craven Strollers will enjoy a walk at Halton Gill on Wednesday. Meet at 1.30pm from the Millennium Garden – near Booths car park – to share cars. For more information, contact 01729 824537. Film night: Tramps will show the film, Wadjda, at Victoria Hall on Wednesday at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £5. The film is set in Riyadh and is the story of a ten-year-old girl who longs to own a bicycle, like her friend Abdullah. Through the story of the girl and her bicycle, the film examines the larger issues of the role of women in Saudi society. Gardening Club: Settle and District Gardening Club will meet at Townhead Court on Wednesday at 2pm to hear an illustrated talk by Chris Taylor on the Gardens of Hong Kong. Non-members are welcome for a £3 admission fee. Women’s Institute: The Lunch Club will meet next Thursday, March 27, to catch the 11.30am bus to Craven College, Skipton. The next meeting will be the 25th birthday party on Wednesday, April 2. This meeting will start at 12.30pm and will include a buffet lunch, followed by a speaker. On Wednesday, June 4 there will be a Bring a Friend for Free meeting. There will be a hearty welcome and no charge for visitors and friends. The speaker will be Stephen Watson on The Art of Origami. Flowerpot Festival: There will be an informal drop-in event at The Folly next Thursday, March 27 between 3pm and 8pm to allow members of the public and representatives of local businesses to meet members of the Flowerpot Festival Team and to find out how you can take part in the festival. This will provide an opportunity to watch a demonstration on how to make a Flowerpot Person as well as to share ideas and be inspired.  Further inspiration can be found at visitsettle.co.uk/flowerpot. It promises to be a great community event. Grand draw: Settle Golf Club is holding a grand draw, with the winner to be drawn at 4pm next Sunday, March 30. Tickets cost £10 and the prize is a year’s free membership of Settle Golf Club.  To purchase tickets, contact 01729 825340 Kwezana link: This week, the link between Settle and Kwezana Primary School has seen pupils exchanging views about school activities. Pupils in Kwezana have been starting to prepare for end-of-term exams while year five pupils in Settle have been out and about exploring the local hills and caves. In both schools, pupils have been learning about basic first aid and while treatment for nose bleeds and bruises were common to both, pupils in Kwezana also learnt what to do in the event of a bite by a venomous snake.

Rimington

3:02pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Ladies Sunday: Ladies of the congregation of Salem Congregational Chapel, Martin Top took total responsibility for the service last Sunday. It was led by Susan Tattersall, with Margaret Kenyon leading the prayers, Kathleen Scott receiving the offerings and Sandra Lund reading Psalm 139. Edith Isaacs read a passage from Luke and spoke of the value of remembering and keeping spiritual festivals. Following the service, the men of the congregation served refreshments and warm fellowship was shared by all.

Long Preston

3:01pm Thursday 20th March 2014

200 Club: The March winners of the 200 Club draw are: Mr Mathew, Mrs Baker, Mr McBride, Mr Shuttleworth and Mrs Stornoach. The next draw will be on Tuesday, April 1 Village Hall: The annual general meeting for the village hall will be on Tuesday, April 1 at 8pm. Film night: Due to popular demand, the May Day committee has organised another film night next Saturday, March 29 at Long Preston Village Hall. Doors open at 7pm and the film starts at 7.30pm. The featured film will be Saving Mr Banks and tickets cost £4.50 in advance from Samantha on 840446, Moraig on 840661 or Catherine on 841178  or £5 on the door. Numbers are limited to 50 so please get your tickets early. There will be licensed refreshments and raffle for a Mother’s Day hamper.

Langcliffe

3:01pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Mothering Sunday: The Church of St John the Evangelist and its joint churches will hold a Mothering Sunday service on March 30 at 10.30am. Everyone is welcome. Thanks go to everyone who donated items to the Skipton Food Bank. Please give what you can. You can also donate toiletries. Show meeting: The first 2014 Langcliffe Show meeting was held on Sunday. It was well attended and everything is on track for another great show, which will be held on Saturday, August 16.

Ingleton

3:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Women’s Institute: President Sue Brown welcomed members of Ingleborough WI, their guests and members of link institute, Hellifield to its 92nd birthday party. After singing Jerusalem, accompanied by Dorothy Baines on the keyboard, a delicious Jacob’s Join meal was served. Carole Butcher from Tatham Fells WI gave an hilarious reading from the works of Joyce Grenfell. Sue Brown gave the vote of thanks. Members were reminded of the Group Rally at Horton on May 9 and the spring council meeting at Grassington Town Hall next Thursday, March 27. The Meet and Make Group, which has raised more than £2,600 for the church roof fund, is holding a coffee and craft day next Saturday, March 29 from 10am in St Mary’s Church. The speaker for the April meeting will be Chris Mitchell whose talk is entitled We’re Making Bags of Difference. The competition is for an evening bag. Visitors will be most welcome. Jumble sales: On Saturday, MISCU is holding a jumble sale at the community centre from 2pm. Next Saturday’s sale is in aid the twinning group. Variety show. The Helen Howard School of Dance is holding a Village Variety Show at the community centre on Saturday at 7pm. Train fair: A toy train fair will be held at Mealbank Hall (The Scout Hut) on Sunday from 10am to 3pm Folk festival: The Ingleton Folk Festival fundraiser over the weekend outstripped expectations with a terrific turnout of supporters, singers and musicians who gave their time, talents and, most importantly, their money to guarantee this year’s festival will take place from October 3 to 5. The two sessions that ran on Friday highlighted the talent that’s around in the region and the programmes for the two Hiring Fairs on Saturday were already full before the weekend got under way – the first time that’s happened since the fundraiser was launched some years ago. The programme for the festival itself will be published as soon as the organisers have agreed on a line-up based on artistes who appeared over the weekend. Particular thanks are extended to all the willing volunteers who worked so hard.

Horton-in-Ribblesdale

3:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Parish council: Horton parish councillors met last week for their monthly meeting and were pleased to learn that arrangements had been made for the secure storage of council records and archive. Inquiries had revealed that superfast broadband via fibre optic service would be available in the parish from early summer. The clerk and chairman had met the new manager of Greenfield forest and understood that consideration was being given to securing an alternative timber trans-shipment route via Cam woodland and the B6255 to avoid Newhouses Lane. Councillors recommended that an application for listed building consent to re-point Helwith Bridge be granted by the planning authority. It was noted that the application for a rail head at Arcow quarry would be considered by the YDNPA planning committee at its March meeting. The planning officer had recommended that the application be granted subject to several conditions including all those recommended by the parish council. It was understood to be still the intention of Hanson to install a rail head at Horton quarry as and when the capital funding was available. Councillors offered a vote of thanks to the outgoing clerk Ian Flemming for all his endeavours on behalf of the council and community over the past five years. He will formally hand over his position to the newly-appointed clerk Belinda Roos on April 3. The next council meeting will be on Monday, April 14 at 7.30pm in the village hall.

Hellifield

2:58pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Flower Club: At the March meeting of North Craven Flower Club, Linda Hardman, from Goosnargh gave a delightful demonstration, entitled Flowerstalk. It encompassed a wide range of designs. The next meeting on April 10 will include Abi and Tom’s garden plants, with the emphasis on early spring colour. The club will hold a coffee morning at the institute at 10am on April 12 which will include cakes, produce, a plant stall, tombola and raffle. For more information, contact Cath on 01756 710352. Women’s Institute: The WI meets in the institute tonight at 7.15pm for a pudding evening. Come along and sample some delicious puddings. Bring a photo of yourself as a baby for a guessing competition. A warm welcome will be given to visitors and new members. Coffee morning: There will be a Pre-School Mothering Sunday coffee morning in the institute on Saturday from 10am.

Grassington

2:57pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Museum opens: The Upper Wharfedale Folk Museum will open for the season next Saturday, March 29. Opening times are 2pm to 4.30pm daily, except for Mondays. Entry is free, with donations welcome. Coffee morning: Threshfield and Linton WI will hold a coffee morning in Church House on Saturday from 10am. Friendship Club: Instead of their weekly meeting, members of Grassington Friendship will enjoy a trip to Wetherby today. Next Thursday, Lynn Knowles will talk about Support Dogs at Church House at 2.15pm. Lent lunch: The Methodists will organise the Lenten Lunch in Church House on Wednesday. Soup, bread and cheese will be served and donations will be forwarded to Christian Aid.

Giggleswick

2:57pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Theatre events: Giggleswick Junior School will perform the musical play, Porridge, in the Richard Whiteley Theatre tonight and tomorrow at 7pm. Join private detective Jack Spratt as he unravels the mysteries of the crimewave that has hit Happy Valley. On Saturday, Settle Orchestra will perform a programme which includes works by Weber, Greig, Schumann and Tomlinson. The Community Cinema will mark the 70th anniversary of one of the most audacious events of the Second World War with a showing of The Great Escape next Sunday, March 30. Tickets can be obtained from the box office on 01729 893180. Prayer Day: Many thanks go to all who attended the recent Women’s World Day of Prayer service at St Alkelda’s Church. The service was part of a wave of prayer for Egypt, with events taking place around the globe. The speaker was Canon Huw Thomas, formerly of Cairo Cathedral. Parish council: Members heard that 12 local incidents had been reported to the police during February. Once again, the police are urging the public to be vigilant and to ring if they see anything suspicious. The council received a decision on two planning applications – the residential development for 12 houses on land adjacent to Raines Road was refused and the removal of one lime tree on Middle Fellings of Harrison Playing Fields was granted. The contractor has been notified and the work will commence soon. The riverside path is increasingly littered and this is a responsibility of all people who use the path. People are urged to use the waste bins provided by Settle College. The council is making inquiries about the placement of a waste bin near the bench at the Memorial Bridge.The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 8 at 7.30pm in the parish rooms.

Gargrave

2:56pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Library event: The next fundraising event for Gargrave and Malhamdale Community Library will be held tomorrow from 7pm in Gargrave Village Hall. Mike Pannett, the author of numerous books on police stories in North Yorkshire, will tell some of his tales with warmth and humour. Mike, who has appeared on both Country Cops and Newsnight, has offered to bring a packet of Yorkshire Tea for people attending. Admission will be £5 on the door which will include either tea or coffee.

Farnhill and Kildwick

2:55pm Thursday 20th March 2014

St Andrew’s Church: More than £800 was raised recently at a coffee morning to be shared between the Church Mission Society and the Jigsaw Kids Ministries Project in Manila, Philippines. On Sunday there will be services of holy communion at 8.15am and at 10am. Each Friday during Lent there will be a service of Stations of the Cross at 12.30pm. Village Pump: The over 50s group will meet on Wednesday at 2pm at the home of Enga Preston.

Embsay-with-Eastby

2:50pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Embsay churches: On Sunday, the 10.30am service at the Methodist Church will be a pulpit exchange with the Baptist Church. At St Mary’s the 9.30am service on Sunday will be a parish communion and on Tuesday there is a holy communion service at 10.30am and from 2pm to 4pm the church is open for tea, coffee, home baking and conversation. This afternoon there will be a meeting of the Methodist Guild at 12.30pm with lunch followed by a talk by Annette Goldsmith.

Eldroth

2:49pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Easter bingo: Bingo will be on offer at the parish hall on Saturday, April 12 starting at 7.30pm. This is a fun night for all the family with lots of Easter eggs to be won.

Earby

2:47pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Earby Gardeners: The Earby and District Gardeners Society will hold its 28th spring bulb show at New Road Community Centre on Saturday. Entries will be received between 9am and 10am with public viewing from 11am to 1 pm. Soup and sandwiches will be served from 11am. There will be a raffle and plant sale. Methodist Church: The preacher at Sunday’s 10.30am service at St Peter’s Methodist Church will be Brian Oliver of Rimington. Residents are invited to attend the church’s Mother’s Day service on March 30. Community centre: A Community Association meeting will be held at 2pm on Monday in the New Road Community Centre. All groups are asked to send a representative. Luncheon club: A new luncheon club for the over 50s will hold its first lunch next Thursday, March 27, in the Linden Road Community Centre. The meals begins at 12.30pm and the cost for the two-course lunch with coffee or tea is £3.80. All are welcome. Anyone interested should contact 01282 843619 or 01282 842618. Door to door transport for a small extra charge is available by ringing 07906 977954 or 01282 842618 by Wednesday.

Draughton

2:46pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Parish council: The council meets on Wednesday at 7.30pm in the village hall. The agenda and notices are published on the noticeboards and on draughton.org. All welcome.

Coniston Cold

2:45pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Young farmers: Last Tuesday, Coniston Cold Young Farmers met at the Richard Tottie Memorial Hall for a president’s evening hosted by club president Gordon Beresford. Members watched some video films of club events from 35 years ago and some tried to spot their parents. A business meeting followed and the vote of thanks was given by Cameron Walton.

Cononley

2:45pm Thursday 20th March 2014

St John’s: St John’s Church held a successful coffee morning in Cononley Institute on Saturday, which raised £471. Thanks go to all who supported it and to all who worked so hard on the day. On Sunday, a service of holy communion will be held at 11am, led by the Rev John Lancaster. Kevin Wood will give the sermon.

Bradley

2:44pm Thursday 20th March 2014

School news: As part of its centenary celebrations the school is hosting an afternoon tea tomorrow. Friends in the community are invited to go along at 2pm to enjoy tea/coffee and cakes, along with musical entertainment from the children. The school will be holding its Easter Fair on Wednesday, April 2. Film Club: All members of the community are invited to next week’s film club on Thursday evening, when the 1989 science fiction comedy film, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, will be shown. The film starts at 6pm at the school.  Entry is free and children under 16 need to be accompanied. Refreshments, including popcorn, will be available to buy. For more information, visit bradleyvillage.org/filmclub. Quiz night: The Slaters Arms will hold its next quiz night on Wednesday.

Bolton Abbey

2:44pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Priory Church: The services on Sunday are 8am communion (said), 10.30am sung eucharist when the guest preacher will be The Ven Paul Hooper, the Archdeacon of Leeds and 4.30pm evening prayer. Each Wednesday, there is a communion service at 10am. All services are BCP. The concert booking forms are now available from 01756 710586. St Cuthbert’s lecture: The inaugural St Cuthbert’s Lecture will be held in Bolton Priory tonight at 7.30pm. The title is Cuthbert: a Christ-shaped mission and the lecture will be given by Bishop James Bell, who from Easter he will become the first Bishop of the Ripon episcopal area in the new Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. Friends event: The Friends of Bolton Priory will hold their spring lecture in the village hall tomorrow at 7.30pm. Mike Bevington, who is a Fountains’ Abbey guide, will give a talk on A Walk Round Fountains Abbey. Tickets cost £5 and are available on the door. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Welcome team: The annual spring meeting of the Priory Guides will take place at Bolton Abbey Village Hall on Saturday. Light refreshments will be served from 10am and the meeting will start at 10.30am.

Bentham

2:43pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Age Concern: Members of Age Concern met at the Masonic Hall on Friday. They enjoyed a lunch served by Jill Warren and Lynn Mountain, The raffle winner was Martin Leeming. In the afternoon Colin Etherington gave an interesting and humorous talk to the members. Bright Hour: Members of the Bright Hour met at the Methodist Church last Tuesday for a slide talk which included lovely views of mountains, hills and flowers. A bring and buy stall raised £85 for church funds. Light refreshments were served. Coffee mornings: A coffee morning was held in the town hall on Saturday for St Boniface’s Church. There was an excellent cake stall and raffle and £400 was raised for church funds. The organisers would like to thank helpers, donors and coffee goers for their support. This Saturday’s coffee morning will be in aid of the local branch of Mencap and starts at 10am. Pre-election meeting: A special pre-election meeting will be held in the town hall on Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm. It has been arranged for anyone thinking about standing for Bentham Town Council in the election on May 22. Prospective candidates can meet town councillors and other candidates and ask questions in an informal setting. Everyone is welcome. Women’s Institute: Low Bentham WI will meet at the Victoria Institute today at 7.30pm when the speaker will be Joanne Halliwell on What Betsy Did Next. Visitors are welcome. Footpath Group: Bentham Footpath Group will meet today for a four-mile walk at Berwick. Meet at Lairgill at 10.30am. Wastepaper collection: Tomorrow there will be a waste paper collection at Lairgill car park between 8.30am and 11am. Proceeds will go to the NSPCC. Looking well: On Saturday, the Looking Well will hold a carnival making session between 2pm and 4pm.

Austwick news

2:41pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Women’s Institute: There will be a table top sale in Austwick Parish Hall on Saturday, April 26 from 10am to 4pm. Please contact Lizz Cook on 51868 if you wish to book a table.

Wigglesworth Community News

4:02pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Community centre: Don’t forget the village litter pick on Saturday from 9.30am. Tea and toast will be served at 11am. For safety, wear fluorescent jackets – the centre has spares if needed. The March Meet and Eat is on Wednesday when you can enjoy a two-course lunch followed by a social afternoon. The Friendly Quiz starts at 8pm, also on Wednesday. The centre has a large array of books, jigsaws and magazines in its library, so come and choose at your leisure. Bacon butty mornings start from Easter weekend and volunteers are needed. Call Anne on 01729 840794.

Upper Wharfedale Community News

4:01pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Women’s Institute: Next year is the WI’s national centenary and a baton is travelling the country, visiting as many federations in England as possible over the next few months. To mark this event, a walk of 30 miles has been proposed (three walks of 10 miles each) passing through the areas of all nine WIs in Upper Wharfedale. The walks will take place on Mondays, March 31 and April 7 and 14. Call Vicky on 752384 for more details.

Thornton-in-Lonsdale Community News

3:59pm Thursday 13th March 2014

St Oswald’s: Lent services will be held at St Oswald’s Church each Sunday at 9.30am and will be led by visiting speakers exploring the Lord’s Prayer. This Sunday, Geoffrey Boult will speak on Hallowed be thy name. Every Thursday in Lent, there will be open door Bible study meetings at 7.30pm following the theme of prayer. Tonight it will take place at Burton Methodist Church while next Thursday’s venue is Westhouse Village Hall.

Sutton-in-Craven Community News

3:59pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Tea dance: A tea dance will be held at the village hall today at 1.45pm.

Steeton Community News

3:58pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Flower Club: Steeton Flower Club held its annual general meeting and dinner at The Dog and Gun, Glusburn. Chairman Sue Little gave her report on a busy year, which included the club’s sapphire anniversary and involvement at Keighley Show and Fallfest at Glusburn Institute. The treasurer reported a better year and it was agreed the subscription would remain at £30 and visitors would pay £5. The next meeting will be at Sutton Village Hall on Thursday, March 27, at 7.30pm when a demonstration, Mix and Match, will be given by Susie Marsh and Christine Hinchcliffe.

Skipton Community News

3:58pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Retired Men’s Forum: John Gillegan gave a slide presentation of a Caribbean adventure. Next week, which will be the last of the current season, Tony Birkitt will speak about the rise of the Medieval Cathedral.

Silsden Community News

3:57pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Local history: Silsden Local History Group is launching a project to support villagers interested in researching their family or local heritage. An informal afternoon session will be held once a month at Silsden Town Hall, when resources will be available to share. The next session will be on Tuesday, March 25, between 2pm and 4pm.

Settle Community News

3:57pm Thursday 13th March 2014

U3A talk: Richard Hargreaves will give an illustrated talk to Settle U3A. His lecture, Mountains of Peace in the Balkans, will show the flower-rich scenery and the homes and lifestyles of people living in one of the least known parts of Europe. The meeting takes place in Victoria Hall, today, with coffee served from 10am and the talk at 10.30am. Visitors are welcome for an admission charge of £2.

Rathmell Community News

3:55pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Thursday Club: To mark Founders Day, 25 members will meet at 12.30pm for lunch at the Victoria, Kirkby Malham, next Thursday, March 20.

Lothersdale Community News

3:53pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Young farmers: Lothersdale and District Young Farmers met at Matrix, Skipton, for bowling and pool. Next week’s meeting is fat lamb judging at Skipton auction Mart at 7.30pm.

Long Preston Community News

3:51pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Open afternoon: Long Preston playgroup will hold an open afternoon at Long Preston School today from 1.30pm to 3.15pm. Parents and children are welcome to come and meet the staff and look around. For further information, telephone 07583 607093 or visit longprestonplaygroup.co.uk

Langcliffe Community News

3:51pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Denver concert: The Chris Bannister plays John Denver concert on Saturday was a great success. It was sold out and the audience was enthusiastic and appreciative. There was also a raffle with a variety of prizes including Chris Bannister CDs. A total of £831.50 was raised, of which £280 was donated to the village institute and the remainder to the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.

Ingleton Community News

3:50pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Parish council: At the March meeting of Ingleton Parish Council, members supported the application for the demolition of 16 garages and the erection of six new dwellings for affordable rent with associated parking on land off Burnmoor Crescent. Members objected to the change of use from commercial and domestic premises to full residential use of the Post Office, 8 High Street, Ingleton, as the property was within the core business boundary of the village. A deep pothole on Lowkber Lane was reported along with a twisted road sign on Oddies Lane. The chairman brought members up to date on the progress for several street lights in the community centre car park. It was felt unacceptable that so many lights should be out and the clerk was instructed to write a letter of objection to Electricity Northwest. The chairman confirmed that the temporary Post Office would be starting at the community centre this week, opening two days a week. The drainage problem at the centre has hopefully been resolved. Members heard £900 had been raised at the swimming pool jumble sale and plans were progressing for the splash park.

Hellifield Community News

3:50pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Hellifield Gala: The choosing of this year’s gala queen and attendants will take place at a family disco at Hellifield Institute on Sunday, May 4, from 6pm. Applicants for gala queen should be aged between 10 and 17 and attendants, between five and nine. All must live in the parish of Hellifield. Register your interest at the Post Office, Janet’s Hairdressers, Hellifield Village Stores or on the night. Steven Moore will organise the fell race for the last time at this year’s gala. If you would like to help out with this event in future, please contact Dot Cardus on 851460.

Grassington Community News

3:46pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Farmers’ market: The next farmers’ market will be held on the Square on Sunday from 10am.

Gisburn Community News

3:45pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Women’s Institute: Andy Swinscoe, from Courtyard Cheese at Settle, was guest speaker at this month’s meeting of Glusburn and Cross Hills WI. Members were fascinated by the history of cheese, from Vikings and Romans to modern day artisan cheese makers. Several members are to attend the North Yorkshire annual meeting. Because of the problems with Skipton Town Hall, the venue is now Grassington Town Hall. Concern over the proposed closure of Ward 24 at Airedale Hospital was expressed and members added their signatures to the petition. Places have been booked for the national annual meeting to be held at the First Direct Arena in Leeds. The speaker next month is Pat Osborne on The Mysterious Life of Agatha Christie. The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm at the Village Centre in Cross Hills.

Gisburn Community News

3:45pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Young farmers: Members met at Skipton driving range for a fun night of golf.

Giggleswick Community News

3:45pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Richard Whiteley Theatre: Next Thursday and Friday, Giggleswick Junior School will perform the musical Porridge at 7pm. Join private detective Jack Spratt as he tries to unravel the mysteries of the crimewave that has hit Happy Valley. Next Saturday, March 22, Settle Orchestra will perform a programme which includes works by Weber, Greig, Schumann and Tomlinson. Community Cinema will mark the 70th anniversary of one of the most audacious events of World War Two with a showing of The Great Escape on Sunday, March 30. Tickets can be obtained from the box office on 01729 893180.

Gargrave Community News

3:44pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Ballroom dance: A ballroom dance will take place in the village hall tomorrow from 8pm. The music and entertainment will be provided by Alan Cookson and the entrance fee of £6.50 per person will include supper and a mug of tea.

Embsay-with-Eastby Community News

3:44pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Embsay churches: Sunday’s Methodist service at 10.30am will be led by the Rev R Atkinson. At St Mary’s, the 9.30am service on Sunday will be a family communion and on Tuesday there is a Holy Communion service at 10.30am and from 2pm to 4pm the church is open for tea, coffee, home baking and conversation. Also, on Fridays in term-time, there is a Smiley Faces toddler praise from 1.45pm to 3.15pm. This is for pre-school children, parents, grandparents and carers. Please note the Methodist Chapel is open every Monday between 2pm and 4pm for anyone seeking a time of peace and quiet.

Earby Community News

3:43pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Methodist church: The preacher at Sunday’s 10.30am service at St Peter’s Methodist Church will be the chairman of the Lancashire District, the Rev Paul Davis. Anyone with ideas for the Easter morning service should contact David on 01282 842617.






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