ADDINGHAM: Allotment association: Addingham Allotments and Gardens Association held its first talk of autumn/winter season on Thursday in Mount Hermon Hall. Alan Wilson gave a film show and talk on Plants to die for, plants that have died and plants I wished had died. The next talk will be on October 29 when Kevin Sullivan will speak on Making Walking Sticks.

AUSTWICK: Derek and Celia Coultherd, 015242 51215: Afternoon tea: Afternoon tea will be served at Austwick Village Hall on Saturday from 3.30pm to 6pm. It will rival that of any top class hotel. Come along and have a feast with friends while supporting the parish hall’s fundraising. Tickets cost £7.50 and are available from the Village Shop, or by phone from Sue Sharples on 015242 51375.

Church news: On Sunday, Holy Communion will be celebrated at Austwick at 9.30am and at Keasden at 11am. There will also be a harvest thanksgiving at Eldroth at 7pm. On Monday, Eldroth will hold its annual harvest supper and domino evening in the parish hall at 7pm.

Bowling club: The bowling club has now closed its bowling green. This year’s inter-club matches have not gone too well with the club losing quite a few. The nine club competitions resulted in a good range of winners.

BARNOLDSWICK: History society: “Charles Dickens and his World” was the theme of Pat Osbourne’s talk to a large audience attending the September meeting of the Barnoldswick History Society. Born in February 1812, Charles was the eldest of a large family. His young days were happy until John, his father, moved to London when Charles was 12. John became deep in debt and, with all the family except Charles, was jailed in a debtors prison while the boy was employed at a blacking factory under appalling conditions. It was another three years before John’s debts were paid and the family released. Charles decided on a literary career as a journalist. He worked and reported for numerous newspapers and magazines, his writings bringing him to the wealthy upper strata of Victorian society. In 1836 he married Catherine Hogarth, by whom ten children were born.

BOLTON ABBEY: Priory Church: The services on Sunday are 8am Communion (said), 10.30am Harvest Festival and 4.30pm Choral Evensong, led by the Priory Choir. Also, as it is the first Sunday of the month, there will also be the liquid family worship at 9.15am. This is a fun service for all the family. Please note that Sunday evening services will move to 4.30pm from this weekend. On Wednesday there is a said communion service at 10am. The rector, the Rev Simon Cowling, will be installed as an Honorary Canon of Ripon Cathedral, next Sunday, October 11, at 3.30pm.

Coffee morning: The village’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raised £650 for Macmillan.

Mince pie bazaar: This year’s mince pie charity bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 21, in Bolton Abbey Village Hall. If you are involved in a charity and would like to raise some money you are invited to apply for a table. Please contact Margaret Cody at or 01756 710587.

BRADLEY: Liz Zieboll, 01535 636369: Family Show Day: Feedback from Family Show Day has revealed that people would like more craft stalls. The committee is keen to promote local crafts people, particularly Bradley residents. Anyone who is interested is invited to offer an expression of interest for next year’s show. Alternatively, if you can suggest local crafts people please put details in the Family Show box in the village shop. Requests for donations from the proceeds of this year’s show, are still being accepted - written details, to include amount requested and for what purpose, should be placed in the Family Show box before October 26. The next committee meeting will be held at 7.30pm on October 26, in the village hall meeting room, when all funding applications will be considered. The winners of the Family Day raffle are: Silsden Boats voucher - Emily Whiteley; Snaygill Boats voucher - Dixon; Hansons Furniture voucher - Eileen Crabtree; six bottles of wine from Bradley village shop - Mrs Truesdale; Couture Hair Design by Kate voucher - Pam Reader; Skipton Castle voucher - Ridehalgh family; Keelham Farm shop voucher - Kal Kaur Gill; decorated cake - Mary; Fit For Purpose sports massage - Mrs Crocombe.

Coffee morning: Everyone is welcome at the Methodist Church coffee morning on Saturday. It will take place in the church hall between 10am and 11.30am.

School news: Twenty six pupils took part in the Skipton schools cross country running event at Aireville park last week. Five came back with medals and seven qualified for the next round at Giggleswick. Class three have started having ukelele lessons as part of the Wider Opportunities scheme. The Friends of Bradley School will hold their first meeting of the year on Tuesday. It will take place at school, starting at 7pm.

CARLETON: St Mary’s: On Sunday, the church will hold its harvest festival at 11am and its annual harvest home at the village hall from 6pm. This is a Jacob’s Join event. The evening will consist of a meal, a quiz, a raffle and musical entertainment from the Skipton Community Orchestra and Carleton Ladies Choir. The evening is free, but guests are invited to bring along a non-perishable food item as a contribution to Skipton Food Bank.

Carleton pantomime: The village pantomime group will perform its version of Peter Pan in February. A meeting will be held on Tuesday in the social club for everyone who is interested. The group is looking for performers both young and old to take part. Children should go along at 6.30pm and adults (16-plus) at 8pm.

Archive exhibition: Carleton Village Archive Exhibition will be held next Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11, from 1pm to 5pm. There are three venues - the village hall, church and school - and the exhibition is themed around Carleton’s significant buildings. Entry is free.

CLAPHAM: Rory-Joe Daniels, 015242 51135: Parish council: Craven District Council has granted the final permissions needed for McConnell Homes Ltd to build 22 homes on the former Dalesview Garage site. The parish council was pleased to learn that housing development will not have an electronic entrance gate. The broadband project continues to make excellent progress. The core route has been laid, the telecommunications cabinet at Keasden has gone live and more ducting and fibre is being installed. Parish caretaker Pete Everson has started to restore a (non-drinking) water supply to the ornamental fountain in Clapham. The feature has also been cleaned giving it a new lease of life. The Craven District Council funding for Settle Area Swimming Pool is to end. The pool delivers a vital, value for money service that benefits the health and wellbeing of the local community. The parish council believes it merits financial support from Craven District Council and will be writing to local district councillors, Craven District Council and MP Julian Smith to urge them to support continued funding for the pool. Investigations continue into the possibility of obtaining a community defibrillator. As part of this project, the council needs to recruit a group of volunteers to be trained in CPR. Anyone interested should contact the clerk, Gillian Muir, on parish council meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except August and December) in the village hall starting at 7.30pm.

School news: Clapham School has won a prestigious award from the Yorkshire Gardens Trust. The Joyce Hampshire Award was given to the school in recognition of its gardening club. Clapham is the very first school to receive the prize, which was a collection of tools for the gardening club to use.

Hall quiz: There will be a quiz held in Clapham Village Hall next Friday, October 9, starting at 7pm for 7.30pm. Once again Stuart Marshall will be quiz master and there will be a bar for the event. Tickets cost £7 and will include a supper. All the money raised will go towards village hall funds and you can purchase tickets from The Village Store, Reading Rooms Cafe, or David Kingsley on 015242 51240.

Church news: A harvest social will be held in Eldroth Village Hall on Monday from 7pm. There will be a Jacob’s Join supper. On Wednesday, Monthly Prayer Time will take place at the vicarage from 11.15am.

CONISTON COLD: St Peter’s: On Sunday, St Peter’s will celebrate Holy Communion at 9.30am.

CONONLEY: Joan Nicholson, 01535 630872: St John’s: On Sunday, St John’s Church will hold a service of Holy Communion 11am, led by the vicar, the Rev John Peet. The harvest family service is next Sunday, October 11. Please bring food (tins and not perishables) to be passed on to local food banks. Following the service, the church will remain open until 3pm for people to inspect the plans for refurbishment. To raise money for the project, a Minus the Main Course event will take place in the village institute next Saturday, October 10, at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale priced £10 from the village post office.

COWLING: Women’s Institute: Cowling WI enjoyed an entertaining evening in the company of local author and writer Mandy Sutter. She talked about her varied and unusual career as a writer and the different avenues open to them. Members will meet again tonight at 7.30pm in the village hall when the speaker will be acupuncturist Simon Ward.

Church coffee: Come for coffee at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday from 10am to noon. There will be homemade cakes and scones plus many other stalls. For more information contact Eileen on 01535 632677.

CROSS HILLS: Songs of Praise: On Sunday, there will be a Songs of Praise at Cross Hills Village Centre from 4pm to 5pm to which everyone is invited.

DRAUGHTON: Jane Markham, 01756 711305: St Augustine’s Church: There will be a Holy Communion service on Sunday, starting at 9.30am.

EARBY: David Hartley, 01282 842617: Community centre: The Earby Community Fun Day will be held from 10 am to 2pm on Saturday at the New Road Community Centre. There will be a performance by Earby Springfield Primary School children, an eight-class pet show, belly dancers, many stalls and art, craft and fun activities for the youngsters with refreshments all day. There will also be an assault course in the school playground. Admission is free.

St Peter’s: The Rev David Edmondson will lead the 10.30am service on Sunday. The gentle exercise class is at 1.30pm on Monday. The next church lunch will be on Wednesday, October 12.

EMBSAY WITH EASTBY: Andrew Wilson, 01756 790197: Embsay churches: On Sunday, the Methodist Chapel’s 10.30am service will be led by Glennis Hobbs while at St Mary’s Church there will be an all-age service for harvest festival at 9.30am. At 11.15am there will be a service of communion according to the Book of Common Prayer. On Tuesday, St Mary’s will hold a family communion at 10.30am and the church will be open for tea, coffee, home baking and conversation between 2pm and 4pm. Smiley Faces will meet tomorrow between 1.45pm and 3.15pm. The Methodist Chapel is running an Alpha Course for those interested in discovering what Christianity is about. The next meeting will be on Tuesday from 12.15pm.

Music evening: The Pre School Playgroup will present an evening of live music featuring Rebecca Joy and The Rockets on Saturday in Embsay Village Hall. The doors open at 7.30pm with the music starting at 8pm. Tickets are £10 including supper and are available from Embsay Pre-school on 01756 791123.

Parish council: Following a request from the parish council, trees along the front of the Craven District Council-controlled Main Street car park have been cut back to eliminate hazards to pedestrians. Further progress relating to abandoned vehicles, improved parking bay markings and the removal of nettles and other trespassing vegetation is ongoing. A parishioner raised the unsatisfactory and inadequate arrangements for the transport of schoolchildren to Skipton by the local bus service. A proposal for a single detached house adjacent to 19 Skipton Road is currently being considered. An initial assessment of the condition of several trees, shrubs and other features in the recreation ground and nature reserve has been undertaken, with a view to drawing up a rolling programme of management. Cllr Hill reported on an initiative to install defibrillators in rural areas. It was agreed that these proposals were worth exploring further. The parish council is also pleased to have received notification of the commencement of a limited Saturday bus service, starting on October 24. It is hoped that as many as possible will take advantage of this service in order to avoid it being withdrawn due to lack of support. County Cllr Shelagh Marshall’s efforts to achieve this service are much appreciated. The community volunteer scheme promoted by Cllrs Benjamin and Kirkbride has been very successful with over 40 volunteers signing up to offer their services. All village hall volunteers are invited to an informal meeting to discuss the way forward, on Monday at 7.30pm in the village hall supper room. Cllr Smith reported that a speed monitoring session was held in conjunction with PCSO Pearson and PC Andrew Ingram of the Road Traffic Unit. It was apparent there is a persistent problem with speeding vehicles and the council is proposing the installation of speed humps in East Lane, utilising some of the remaining funds from the money derived from the development of the former Tannery site. The matter will be considered at the next meeting of the county council’s Craven Area Committee where Cllr Shuttleworth will represent the parish. The council is also to look at the installation of a speed activated sign.

Computer course: The advertised computer/IT course for older people will now start with a drop-in session in the primary school on Tuesday, October 13, and will then run through to Christmas. After the initial drop-in sessions, all future meetings will be held in the village hall.

Flower Club: The Embsay-with-Eastby Flower Club will meet on Tuesday at 7.30pm in the village hall. The speaker will be Karen Longbottom, of Huddersfield, who will present Finishing Touches.

Bag collection: The next Firefighter bag collection at the Pre-School Playgroup on Main Street will be next Friday, October 9. If you have any clothing, bedding, shoes or bags please bring to the pre-school next Thursday or ring 791123 to arrange collection.

FARNHILL AND KILDWICK: Joyce Wood, 01535 635880: St Andrew’s Church: On Sunday, services will be Holy Communion at 8.15am and at 10am. Tea and scones have now finished for this year. The nave reordering work has gone very well and the first services in the new space will be the harvest festival next Sunday, October 11.

Farnhill Methodists: There will be no service held this Sunday. The final service in the church before it closes will be held next Sunday, October 11, at 4pm, followed by tea and biscuits. The final coffee morning in the downstairs hall will be held next Saturday, October 10, from 10am to 11.30am. The church hopes to continue its presence in the village and coffee mornings will be held on the second Saturday of each month in the Kildwick and Farnhill Institute.

Village Pump: The Village Pump - the over 50s group - will meet in the lower hall at Farnhill Methodist Church on Wednesday from 2pm to 3.30pm.

Parish council: Graham Taylor attended the September meeting of Farnhill Parish Council to discuss possible changes to the website which he runs for the history club. He is now also a member of the institute committee and he would like to combine the websites. The parish council gave its full support. Some members of the public had concerns about the positioning of the proposed seating area at the Arbour. The parish council confirmed that the seat would be at the top of Lower Arbour. Concerns were also expressed about the proposed works to the path at Lower Arbour. It was thought that by removing the steps and extending the path it would create a steeper gradient making it more difficult and slippery and would involve unnecessary disruption of the Arbour ecology and planting. It was pointed out that the council considered the steps to be hazardous, the replacement path would be no steeper than the path above the steps and the existing planting would not be affected. Meanwhile, the council has also decided to accept a quote from R Ellis for work at the Arbour and will ask him to start the work as soon as possible but no later than November 1. North Yorkshire Highways has responded to the parish council’s request for a tall refuge beacon for the Cononley Lane Ends pedestrian island, by stating that a beacon could be an option but it was removing these wherever possible because they were an ongoing maintenance liability. It was reported that on recent occasions vehicles had been parking at the junction of Grange Road and Main Street where the road was widened some time ago to allow vehicles to turn into Main Street or Grange Road more easily. The clerk is to contact NYCC to ask them if it could provide a sign saying No Parking, Turning Area. A reply has been received from HSE regarding the waste collection point policy introduced by Craven District Council. It states that there have been general concerns with the waste collection service on a national basis due to the hazardous nature of the job and the high accident rate. Its audit of the manual handling policy at Craven District Council was found to be below standard and it was the only council in the UK that did not operate a kerbside collection service. Cllr G Harling is to arrange a meeting with district councillors Patrick Mulligan, Patricia Fairbank and possibly Alan Sutcliffe to discuss the parish council’s concerns. Redmans Bridge had been repaired by a contractor working for the Canal Trust but plywood had been used which was now lifting and creating trip areas. Cllr Bramley reported that a new page had been created on the village website entitled The Year in Pictures. It is hoped to add a picture for every month. The council will meet again in the institute on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

GARGRAVE: Sally Jennings, 01756 748098: Indoor bowls: The indoor bowls season starts today from 2pm in the village hall. Sessions are held twice every week on Tuesday and Thursday between 2pm and 4pm.

Film night: The community library is holding a film night tomorrow from 7pm in the village hall. The film is My Old Lady, a comedy drama, featuring Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas. Tickets are £5 on the door and filmgoers are asked to bring their own refreshments.

Book fair: North West Books will hold their final book fair of the year at Gargrave Village Hall between 10am and 4pm on Saturday. Refreshments will be available.

G&S concert: On Saturday, the West Yorkshire Savoyards will give a concert in St Andrew’s Church at 7.30pm. They will perform favourite excerpts from Gilbert and Sullivan’s works. Tickets are £10.

St Andrew’s Church: On Sunday, the church will hold a BCP Holy Communion at 8am, which will be followed at 10.45am by the harvest festival. There will be a harvest supper in the church during the evening.

Parish council: The parish council will meet on Monday from 7.15pm in the village hall annexe.

Wellbeing courses: Fisher Medical Centre will start a four-week course on Dru Yoga on Tuesday from 10am until 11am at the village hall. This is followed at 11.30am by a course on creative writing.

Fuchsia meeting: The next meeting of the Fuchsia and Geranium Society is on Wednesday from 7.30pm in the village hall annexe.

GIGGLESWICK: Gill O’Donnell, 0172 825639: Theatre events: The first of this season’s Gigg Lectures will take place at the Richard Whiteley Theatre tomorrow at 7pm. The speaker will be Erwin James on the theme of Does Prison Work? On Sunday, Community Cinemas will show the family film Minions at 3.30pm. Tickets for the popular Lessons and Carols for Christmas will go on sale to the public on October 19 For more information, visit or call 01729 893180.

Primary school: Last term, a unique canvas bag (depicting all staff and pupils) was produced to mark the school’s bicentenary and is on sale for £5. Pupils took part in the community-based Royal Portraits competition, organised by Giggleswick resident Margaret Graham to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II as the longest-serving British monarch. A winner was chosen in each category and a very highly commended certificate was presented to Aimee Parker. Category winners were: nursery and reception - Connor Lightbody; years one and two - Nichole Eccleston; years three and four - Phoebe Oliver; years five and six - Ruby Lambert. Entries are on display in the library. The school has been awarded the Sainsbury’s School Games Silver Mark for 2014/15. There was an excellent response to the first sports’ event of the new academic year, with 70 per cent of key stage two pupils participating in the recent cross country event. The year three team was first, with Jack Sanderson placed second. In year four, Connie was placed third. The year five team finished second, with Phoebe the individual runner-up and Jimmy third. In year six, Edie was placed third. Oliver (year five) and Ned W (year three) came in the first six. In total seven Giggleswick pupils have been selected to represent North Craven at the Cross Country Final in October.

Tidy up: The Giggleswick Big Tidy-up will take place next Saturday, October 10, from 10am. St Alkelda’s Church invites any members of Giggleswick and Settle and beyond to meet outside the church, armed with shears, secateurs, strimmers, rakes, scythes, sickles and other useful tools to tackle all the long grass in the churchyards. The community gardening group hopes to develop parts of the grounds with wild flower areas by sowing seeds, but first the areas need to be cleared.

GRASSINGTON: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605: Community cinema: Grassington Community Cinema will be in action at the Octagon on Saturday. It will screen the Spongebob movie, Sponge out of Water, at 4.30pm and the highly acclaimed film, Boyhood, at 7.30pm. Admission is £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.

Coffee morning: Gills Top, on Scar Street, will hold a coffee morning tomorrow from 10.30am.

Museum meeting: The Upper Wharfedale Museum Society will hold its annual general meeting and social evening at Church House, next Friday, October 9, at 7.30pm.

Bloom coffee: Grassington in Bloom will be fundraising at a coffee morning in Church House on Saturday from 9.30am.

Friendship Club: Grassington Friendship Club will hold its annual outing next Thursday, October 8. The destination will be Kendal. Today, members and friends will meet at Church House for a harvest thanksgiving service.

Garden talk: Andrew Chapman will be guest speaker at tonight’s meeting of Grassington and District Horticultural Society. He spent four years as senior gardener at Harlow Carr, Harrogate. His address will be entitled Beautiful Borders and it can be heard at the Octagon from 7.30pm.

HELLIFIELD: Ken Leak, 01720 850845: Parish council: The next parish council meeting is on November 5. There is no October meeting.

Flower Club: The North Craven Flower Club welcomed demonstrator Denise Hubbard with her interpretation of How It All Began. The next demonstration is next Thursday, October 8, with Wendy Graveston.

Coffee morning: Saturday’s coffee morning is in aid of the institute and not the pre-school as advertised. It will take place in the institute from 10am and will include a raffle and cake stall. All are welcome.

Hellifield Walk: The next Hellifield Walk will be an easy six-mile ramble on October 18, taking in Bell Busk and Coniston Lake. It will be led by Paul Emsley and participants should meet at 1pm at Aherne’s car park.

Harvest lunch: St Aidan’s will hold its harvest lunch in the institute on Sunday. For more information, contact Sheila on 850458.

Christmas concert: Limited tickets are available for the Institute Christmas Concert featuring the Hellifield Strollers am-dram group in A Hellifield Mystery. There will also be musical entertainment from Ian and Jane. The event will be held on Friday, December 4, at 8pm. Tickets are £7.50, which includes a festive supper.

Age Concern: Contact Ellen on 850864 for details on Hellifield Age Concern. Please advise Ellen of any changes to your attendance at the Luncheon Club on Fridays at the Boars Head, Long Preston. Ellen needs to know by the Wednesday prior to the meeting on Friday.

HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE: Caroline Thompson, 01756 749235: Harvest festival: St Oswald’s Church is holding a harvest festival and produce display, reflecting its Celtic heritage and opening times are 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday and 10am to 2pm on Sunday. A harvest songs of praise will be held at 3pm on Sunday which will be followed by the sale of the produce and the flowers.

Macmillan coffee: A fantastic amount was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support at Friday’s coffee morning. The event was organised by Betty Carr and her friends. A grand total of £661 was raised.

Whist drive: The monthly whist drive was held recently. The winners were: ladies - M Wellock, S Airey, D Pullen and R Pearson; gents - M Davis, M Wright (sub), B Garnett (sub) and V Jones (sub). The next whist drive will be held on Tuesday, October 13, at 7.30pm in the Golden Lion.

INGLETON: Sue Brown, 015242 41835: Rural association: At the September meeting of the Ingleton Rural Community Association, Walter Tooby reported that the pool had had a successful season with a record number of private bookings. It has received many five star ratings on Trip Advisor. Thirty eight children attended junior swimming lessons. The Splash Zone has received £5,000 from the Ingleton Literary Institute Endowment Trust, £250 from the fireworks committee, and over £50 from the Open Gardens. The Fun Day raised £107 in spite of the rain. The Liz Weller memorial walk was cancelled due to the poor weather. Mary Hodgson and Maralyn Paterson, of Ingleton Methodist Church, wrote and sold a quiz for the pool which made £300. There will be a jumble sale on October 24 to raise money for new changing room lockers. The parish council has made an offer to purchase some of the land of the Middle School site. The recent dahlia show was the best ever, thanks to the support of local businesses and residents. Auditions for the panto started on Thursday. The horticultural show was excellent. The WI centenary afternoon teas were very well attended and £200 is to be donated to the I Save a Life group, to purchase defibrillators. The Old People’s Welfare jumble sale is on October 31 and will raise money for the Christmas party on Friday, December 11. St Mary’s Church will hold an outdoor service on Sunday during the Folk Weekend. Its Gift Weekend is October 16 to 18. Teas will be served in the Methodist Chapel on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm.

KELBROOK: St Mary’s: On Sunday, the church will hold a communion service at 11am. All are welcome.

LANGCLIFFE: Helen Jarvis, 01729 825303: Institute news: The Millennium-funded book, Glimpses of a Dales Village, is on sale at £5 a copy. This was the first of the Langcliffe history books to be produced. Villagers who were not here in 2000 might like to have a copy. Contact Helen Jarvis on 01729 825303 The Village Cookbook is still available but there are fewer than 14 copies left. Contact Jean Jelley on 01729 822963. Badminton is played every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm. Old and new members are welcome and there is a charge of £2 per session.

Village Show: The final meeting for the Langcliffe Show 2015 will be held on Sunday, October 18, at 4pm in the institute. The purpose is to review this year’s show and allocate funds.

Coffee morning: The Macmillan coffee morning held in the institute on Friday was well supported and raised a total of £251.

St John’s: Next Sunday, October 8, Holy Communion will be celebrated at St John’s at 10.30am. The kitchen and storage facilities in the church need to be updated. If you have any relevant skills and are willing to help, contact Kate Croll on 822875 or Helen Atkinson on 823325.

LAWKLAND: Young Farmers: Lawkland Young Farmers met at Wenningside for Swaledale tup judging. The judge was G Ibbeston and the results were: junior girls - 1 Laura Murfin, 2 Georgia Mason-Thornton, 3 Charlie-Eve Garnett; inter girls - 1 Steph Cowgill; junior boys - 1 Luke Harrison, 2 James Mason-Thornton. Next week’s meeting is pig judging at Messers Bradley, at Mearbeck, from 7.30pm.

RATHMELL: Elaine Illingworth, 01729 840087: Thursday Club: Members will meet in the Reading Room today at noon. Next Saturday, October 10, the venue will host a fundraising coffee morning for the group from 10am to noon.

SETTLE: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639: Kwezana link: Settle Primary School pupils have been explaining about the changes involved in the start of a new school year and how for most children this means that they will have a new teacher and new routines to get used to. During the summer, a member of staff visited Kwezana and while there supervised the installation of new water-tanks at the school. They also assisted with computer training. Settle is now preparing for a visit by a member of staff from Kwezana later in the term.

Operatic Society: Tickets are on sale for this year’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. It will be staged at Victoria Hall during the week of October 26 to 31 at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. A range of concession, family and group tickets are available and can be purchased in person at Victoria Hall or via or 01729 825718.

Victoria Hall: On Saturday, winners of the Best Duo award at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman, will perform at the hall. First Sunday folk on Sunday welcomes the legendary Dave Swarbrick and Martin Carthy. Next Sunday, October 11, the hall welcomes Blueflint, a five-piece line up intertwining banjos, fiddle, piano, electric guitar, double bass and drums. October 16 sees hot fiddles from cool Scandinavia when Frigg take to the stage. There will also be a workshop session with Frigg, suitable for all stringed instruments, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. The end of the month sees Settle Amateur Operatic Society perform Thoroughly Modern Millie. For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718.

IT sessions: A series of one-to-one IT sessions can be arranged at Settle Library, Limestone View, to assist those who are unsure with new technology. These take place on Fridays between 3.30pm to 5.30pm. To book an appointment, contact 0845 0349537.

The Folly: Up to November 1, visitors to The Folly will be able to see an exciting new touring exhibition, Textil/Juvel: Contemporary Craft from West Sweden. It features displays of textiles and jewellery from seven leading makers and illustrates the rich craft heritage of West Sweden together with an awareness of the natural world. The artists in Textil/Juvel weave together a high level of skill and story, combining traditional techniques and new technologies. The show is thought-provoking and is the fourth in the Art Unpacked series of exhibitions from Chrysalis Arts of Gargrave. It has been devised in conjunction with Konsthantverkscentrum (The Crafts Centre), Sweden. There will be an opportunity to buy some of the work on show as well as the chance to attend a linked talk and workshop during October.

Table top sale: There will be a table top sale at Settle Parish Church on Saturday between 10am and 4pm. To reserve a table, contact 822848. There will be free admission with refreshments, including bacon sandwiches.

Organ recital: Settle Parish Church will host an organ recital by Paul Fisher on Saturday at 7.30pm. Entitled Melodies All Sorts, the programme will feature melodies from classical and popular music arranged for organ including Mozart, Vangelis, Strauss, Fisher and others. There will be a refreshment interval and admission is free with a retiring collection for the organ fund.

Choir ceilidh: Settle-based choir The Langcliffe Singers will host a ceilidh at Langcliffe Institute on Saturday. The event will start at 7.30pm and music will be provided by Butter’d Peas with caller Gillian Walton. Tickets cost £8, with children free. There will be a Jacob’s Join supper and participants are invited to bring along their own drinks.

Charity dance: The next charity dance will take place at St John’s Hall on Saturday and will be in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The dance will run from 8pm to 11pm. For further information or to book by the preceding Friday contact 01729 823259 or 824038.

Photographic group: Settle Photographic Group will meet at Townhead Court on Monday at 7.30pm. The focus of the meeting will be the main camera controls and the theme for the gallery will be Red.

Darts exhibition: On October 18, Settle Social Club will host an exhibition by Eric Bristow. The event starts at noon and admission is £5. There will also be a raffle in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Theatre trip: There will be a theatre trip to see the musical, Hairspray, at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, on Wednesday, November 11, at 2.30pm. The cost is £38 per person, which includes seat, coach and gratuities. It will leave Settle Cricket Club at 10.30am. Call Michael Cullingworth on 01729 823978.

Settle Stories: Bookings are now being taken at Victoria Hall for Settle Stories’ Star Party next Saturday, October 10. This will be a full-day event commencing at 11am and running till late and will feature a range of story tellers and astronomers. A collaboration between Settle Stories, Manchester Metropolitan University and Bradford Astronomical Society, the day’s highlights will include a rocket workshop, a chance to visit a Star Lab with astronomers and storytellers and a new star story event with international award-winning storyteller Cassandra Wye. For further details contact Victoria Hall on 01729 825718 or go to

One World Week: Relations with Muslims is the theme for a One World Week talk by Dr Philip Lewis on October 22 at 6.30pm. Dr Lewis has been an adviser on Christian/Muslim relations to the Anglican Bishops of Bradford for 25 years. The event will also incorporate a meal. To book a place, contact 01729 822313.

Percussion concert: On Sunday, October 25, at 3pm, there will be a recital by Max Heaton, percussionist with The National Youth Orchestra and the Hallé Youth Orchestra, in aid of Child Rescue Nepal at Quaker Meeting House, Kirkgate, Settle. Tickets cost £10, including interval refreshments, and are available from Cave & Crag, Settle or 01729 825109. Familiar to local audiences for his performances in the percussion section of Settle Orchestra, 17-year-old Max is also a member of national and international orchestras including the National Youth Orchestra and the Hallé Youth Orchestra and played with the National Children’s Orchestra as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012 and at the 2015 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.

Children’s centre: There will be a launch event for the new children’s centre on October 27. The centre is situated in the building which was formerly Settle Middle School. The event will take place between 10.30am and 12.30pm and there will be a range of businesses and activities on display and the morning will provide an opportunity to find out more about the work of the children’s centre and how it can help families in the community.

SKIPTON: Nearly new sale: Ashfield care home, on Carleton Road, will host a nearly new sale on Saturday. It will run from 2pm to 4pm and proceeds will go to the residents’ amenities fund. Refreshments will be available.

Camera Club: Skipton Camera Club will start up again for the winter season on Tuesday. It will continue to meet at the Friends’ Meeting House, down the ginnel off Newmarket Street, at 7.30pm. Members and potential members are asked to bring along a few digital images of their choosing as the first meeting is an informal one.

Holy Trinity: Harvest-time will be celebrated this weekend at Holy Trinity Church, at the top of Skipton High Street. If you like a good, rousing sing, then you would be more than welcome at one of the Sunday services. Parish Communion at 9.45am and All-in-Church, for young families, at 11.30am (followed by light refreshments) will both follow the theme, while Harvest Songs of Praise at 6pm promises some favourite hymns, old and new. Worship starts, as usual on Sunday morning with Holy Communion, in the Lady Chapel at 8am. Children from the Parish Church School will hold their Harvest Festival service, in the church, at 1.30pm on Monday and the group who Toddle into Church at 2pm on Tuesdays should also be able to enjoy the decorations of fruit and flowers this week. Morning Prayer is said at 9am Monday to Friday. Tomorrow, Friday Prayers will be said at the earlier time of 11am, to accommodate a wedding at 12.30pm. Holy Communion at 10.45am on Wednesday morning will be led by the Curate, the Rev Heather Houlton and the Women’s Fellowship will meet at 7.30pm in the Vestry Rooms.

Women’s Institute: For its September meeting, Skipton Dalesway WI had its annual outing, which this year was to attend the WI Centennial Fair at the Harrogate International Centre. Everyone attending enjoyed the different stalls and speakers. Several members also attended Dulcie Lewis’ talk on Powder Paint and Corsets at Threshfield and Linton WI. There was a warm welcome for those attending a very amusing evening. In September, Skipton Dalesway were hosts in the first round of the WI quiz, which went well. The next meeting is on Wednesday at 7.30pm at Three Links Club, when award-winning master baker Mike Armstrong will give a demonstration of different types of bread.

Retired Men’s Forum: The first meeting of the new season will be held at the Soroptimist Rooms on Tuesday at 10am when Professor Laurence Patterson will speak about Cancer Research. The forum meets every Tuesday from October to March and is non-political, non-sectarian and open to all retired or semi-retired men. New members are welcome. There is an annual subscription of £5 and a charge of £2 per meeting, which covers the cost of tea and biscuits and the speakers’ expenses. For more information, contact secretary David Kirkham on 792139.

Civic Society: Skipton Civic Society’s new season of lectures begins on Wednesday with David Winpenny, chairman of Ripon Civic Society, talking about George Gilbert Scott’s 1862 restoration of Ripon Cathedral. The meeting will be held at the Soroptimists Rooms, Otley Street, at 7.30pm, and visitors are welcome, at a cost of £3.

STEETON: Methodist Church: Steeton Methodist Church and the Monday Toddler Group raised £226 from the duck race which was held in the Memorial Gardens on Saturday afternoon. It will be shared between the Steeton Christmas Lights Fund and the Methodist Church’s boiler fund. Many thanks go to everyone who helped with the race and to St Stephen’s for the use of the ducks. The Methodist Church’s first Wednesday Evening Fellowship meeting of the season was entertained to an interesting and amusing talk, Tales out of School, given by Elizabeth Hughes. She spoke about her life in teaching.

SUTTON-IN-CRAVEN: Mothers’ Union: Sutton in Craven with Lothersdale Mothers’ Union will hold a coffee morning at the Community Centre, North Street, on Saturday from 10am to 11.30am. There will also be a raffle and cake and book stalls. Everyone is welcome.

UPPER WHARFEDALE: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605: Coffee morning: The monthly coffee morning at the King’s Head Inn, Kettlewell, will be on Wednesday from 10am. Proceeds will go to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Book Club: The Rylstone Parish Book Club will review The Morville Hours, by Katherine Swift, on Tuesday. The club meets on the first Tuesday of the month for a lively discussion on books. For more information, contact Debbie on 730345 or email

Cricket supper: The Dales Cricket League supper will be held at the Gamekeeper’s Inn, Threshfield. A date has yet to be confirmed.

Fell parking: Car parking at this year’s Cracoe Fell Races at Jackson’s Farm Shop raised £270 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The total raised over the past two years now stands at £527.

Afternoon teas: The next social event, in support of St Oswald’s Church, Arncliffe, will be afternoon teas at the Halton Gill home of Tony and Lynda Barker. The event will take place next Sunday, October 11.

Editor sought: A new editor is being sought for the Littondale magazine, The Link. Liese Whitaker, who took on the role in February, wants to retire and says her last edition will be in December. She will assist any future editor. For more information, ring Liese on 07557 947681 or email

WIGGLESWORTH Charity events: Good causes were well supported at the Macmillan coffee morning held at the Plough Inn. The ceilidh, in aid of the Mental Health Foundation, held at Cockley Bank, was also successful.

Community centre: Quilters met on Sunday for their first session. If anyone is interested in joining this group - which meets monthly - should get in touch with Judith on 01706 218260. Bacon butties are back on the menu on Saturday from 10am to 1pm.