Annual meeting: Addingham Allotments and Gardens Association will hold its annual general meeting in Mount Hermon Hall next Thursday, January 28, at 7.30pm. An invitation to all members and non-members to attend. Refreshments will be served after the business meeting.
Poetry talk: Frost at Midnight - a talk on the poetry of winter by Steve Whitaker - will be staged at the Airton Friends’ Meeting House on Tuesday at 7.30pm. Admission is free of charge, but donations for Meeting House funds would be welcome.
AUSTWICK: Derek and Celia Coultherd, 015242 51215
Church news: On Sunday, there will be a service of Holy Communion at Austwick at 9.30am and Evensong at Keasden at 2pm.
Burns Night: A Burns Night celebration will be held at Austwick Village Hall on Saturday at 7pm for 7.30pm. It will include speeches addressing the haggis, bagpipes, Scottish dancing and great food, Tickets cost £10 (£5 for under 16s) and are available from Pam Smith or Michael Southworth. Bring your own drink.
Women’s Institute: At the January meeting of Austwick WI, Jane Bradley gave a talk on willow and rush weaving. She brought along some samples of her work, demonstrated weaving and afterwards members made their own rush coaster. The next meeting will be a member’s night on February 11 at 7.30pm in the parish hall.
St Andrew’s: January 24 to January 30 is a national week of Christian Unity. This week also recognises the needs of people suffering from leprosy. There will be a coffee morning on Saturday from 10am to noon. The preacher for Sunday’s 10.30am service is Mrs S Godfrey. This will be followed by a frugal lunch, again to raise funds for the Leprosy Mission. The 6pm service will be led by Mr T Gildea. The weekly prayer hour, toddler group and Bible study will continue as usual.
Priory Church: The services on Sunday are 8am Communion (said), 10.30am Sung Eucharist and 4.30pm Evening Prayer. On the first Sunday of the month, there is a liquid family service at 9.15m. This is a fun service for all the family. On Wednesday, there is a said communion service at 10am.
BRADLEY: Liz Zieboll, 01535 636369
Newsletter: Bradley now has a village newsletter. If you would like to contribute something towards the next issue, email email@example.com. There is also a newsletter box at the village shop for suggestions and changes to club details.
Whist: New members are welcome at the whist group, which meets on a Thursday from 7pm to 10pm in the village hall. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Table tennis: There are table tennis sessions at the village hall on Tuesdays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm and on Fridays from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. New members are always welcome. The cost is £2 per session, which includes refreshments. For more information, phone 01535 630470.
Village Hall: Bradley Village Hall and meeting room are available to hire for parties, clubs, meetings, music and theatre shows. Contact Greg Coughlin on 07808 142093 or email email@example.com
Library: There is a small library of books outside the village hall. These are free to borrow and donations of books are also welcomed.
BURNSALL: Ed Williams, 01756 720335
Burnsall Panto: Jorvik Pantomimes are staging a production of Puss in Boots on Saturday in Burnsall Village Hall. The performance starts at 3pm and theatregoers are asked to be in their seats for 2.30pm. Tickets are £10 for adults and £7 for concessions. There are still a few tickets available on the door.
Carleton Playgroup: The playgroup will meet in the village hall every Friday during term-time from 9.30am to 11.30am.
School meeting: Carleton Endowed School PTA will hold a meeting in school at 3.30pm on Monday.
Coffee and cakes: Community Coffee and Cakes will be held in The Swan next Thursday, January 28, from 9am to 11.45am. This month, the money raised will go towards Medical Detection Dogs following their visit to the Monday Club.
Coffee Pot: The Coffee Pot at St Mary’s operates every Friday from 2pm to 4pm.
New Year quiz: The annual New Year quiz will be held at St Mary’s tomorrow at 7.30pm. Admission is £1.
St Mary’s Church: On Sunday, there will be a parish communion at 11am. The service will also celebrate Education Sunday.
Bingo night: The Swan Inn will hold a bingo night on Wednesday at 8.30pm, with cash prizes to be won.
Film night: The World War Two romantic drama Suite Francaise will be shown at the village hall next Saturday, January 30, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4 from the village shop or on the door.
CLAPHAM: Rory-Joe Daniels, 015242 51135
Evening with MP: If you would like to meet your member of parliament Julian Smith and your local councillors in an informal setting, join them for supper in Clapham Village Hall next Saturday, January 30, at 7.30pm. There will be a chance to raise local issues of concern over a menu of casserole of Longbank lamb with a vegetarian option (please pre-order) followed by a selection of desserts, tea, coffee and soft drinks. You are invited to bring your own wine or beer. Donations are welcome to cover the cost of the meal and hire of the hall. For more information, contact Ann Sheridan on 07866 096215.
Parish council: The parish council will meet in the village hall on Tuesday at 7.30pm.
Charity applications: The trustees of the Harold and Alice Bridges charity invite further applications for grants from charities local to Ingleton and its surrounding areas to benefit local people and organisations. Full details of the charity, grant criteria and how to apply are shown at haroldandalicebridgescharity.co.uk. The trustees cannot guarantee that every application will be successful, but do encourage applications to be made. The telephone number for further inquiries is 08449 846025.
St Peter’s: On Sunday, St Peter’s Church will hold an Evensong at 4pm.
CONONLEY: Joan Nicholson, 01535 630872
St John’s: On Sunday, St John’s will hold a service of Holy Communion at 11am. It will be led by the vicar, the Rev John Peet.
Scarecrow Festival: The theme of this year’s Cononley Scarecrow Festival is Top of the Pops. The festival will run from April 30 to May 2.
DRAUGHTON: Jane Markham, 01756 711305
St Augustine’s Church: There will be a service of morning prayer on Sunday, starting at the usual time of 9.30am. All are welcome.
EARBY: David Hartley, 01282 842617
St Peter’s: At 10.30am on Sunday, a united service will be held at Mount Zion Baptist Church led by the Rev David Edmondson. The preacher will be David Hartley. There will be a Songs of Praise service at St Peter’s at 4pm, followed by tea. There will be a gentle exercise class at 1.30pm on Monday. The church council meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday, February 3.
EMBSAY-WITH-EASTBY: Andrew Wilson, 01756 790197
Embsay churches: Sunday’s 10.30am service at the Methodist Chapel will be led by the Rev Peter Bedford while the 9.30am service at St Mary’s will take the form of a communion service. Coffee, tea, juice and biscuits are served after the 9.30am service every Sunday. On Tuesday morning at St Mary’s there will be a quiet communion service. Smiley Faces -the toddler praise at St Mary’s - will take place on Friday between 1.45pm and 3.15pm. Aimed at pre-school children and their parents, grandparents and carers there are lots of toys, craft activities, singing and a Bible story.
Over 50s: The January meeting of the Over 50s Forum will be next Thursday, January 28, when the speaker will be from the local Carers Resource.
Wriggle and Giggle Club: The pre-school’s wriggle and giggle club for babies and toddlers meet every Monday in term time between 2pm and 3pm in Embsay-with-Eastby Pre-school’s rooms in the village hall. The cost is just £1.50 per family, including refreshments.
Community library: The library is now open on Thursday and Friday afternoon as well as Saturday mornings. On Wednesdays between 2pm and 3pm, the Story and Singing sessions have resumed led by retired nursery school head Claire Toberman. Aimed at children under five, the sessions are free but all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Bag collection: The pre-school playgroup’s next collection of clothes, shoes and handbags is on Wednesday morning. Any donations can be left at the playgroup’s rooms in the village hall.
FARNHILL AND KILDWICK: Joyce Wood, 01535 635880
St Andrew’s Church: On Sunday, St Andrew's Church will hold a service of Holy Communion at 8.15am (in the parish rooms) and at 10am in the church. Next Sunday, January 31, at 10am there will be a family communion with Christingles, with a collection in support of The Children’s Society.
Village Pump: The Village Pump - the over 50’s group- will meet in the Kildwick and Farnhill Institute on Wednesday from 2pm to 3.30pm. Everyone over 50 is invited to come and join in the fun and comradeship.
GARGRAVE: Sally Jennings, 01756 749235
Annual meeting: The annual general meeting of Gargrave Bowling Club will take place on Wednesday at 8pm in the Masons Arms on Marton Road. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Coffee and books: A coffee morning and book sale will be held at the village hall on Saturday. Proceeds will be for village hall funds. Please come along and enjoy toasted teacakes and homemade cakes in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The event will run from 10am to noon.
Show AGM: The annual general meeting of Gargrave Show committee will be held in the village hall annexe on Monday at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome.
Bingo evening: A bingo evening will be held on Wednesday at 7.30pm in the village hall annexe. The cost is 80p per book with a chance of winning a £50 jackpot plus other prizes. Old and new players are most welcome. Tea and biscuits will be served in the interval.
St Andrew’s: A service of Holy Communion will be held at St Andrew’s Church on Sunday at 8am with a later service of Morning Prayer at 10.45am.
GIGGLESWICK: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639
Primary school: Congratulations and thanks go to all the pupils who took part in the nativity tableaux at St Alkelda’s church on Christmas Eve. They worked hard during the rehearsals and performed well during the event. Congratulations also go to those pupils who took part in the Epiphany service. During the second half of the autumn term, 35 pupils achieved 100 per cent attendance and all pupils in years one and four were punctual throughout this period.
Theatre show: On Monday, Worklight Theatre will present Labels at the Richard Whiteley Theatre. It is an award-winning show using autobiographical stories of mixed heritage and racism to examine the use of words and personal prejudices.
Coffee morning: A coffee morning will be held at Church House on Saturday from 10am for the Syrian Refugees. They still need ongoing funding and it is urgent now that winter is here.
HELLIFIELD: Ken Leak, 01729 850845
Flower Club: At the first meeting of 2016, North Craven Flower Club welcomed Ann Morgan from Morecambe with her display, Bring Me Sunshine. The subject with its obvious connections to a certain duo was enjoyed by all. Dorothy Ashworth gave a vote of thanks. The next meeting on February 11 will include The Pancake Race, followed by a Jacob’s Join supper. Further details of the club can be obtained from Frances Sample on 01729 822558.
Coffee morning: Saturday’s coffee morning in the village institute will be held by the Hellifield Allotments and Garden Association. It will start at 10am and will include stalls and raffle. Please come along and support the club - watch out for a possible surprise or two. The programme for 2016 is included within the Parish Magazine. For more information, contact David Gooch on 01729 850886.
Women’s Institute: The WI will meet in the institute tonight at 7.15pm. The topic will be Colours and the competition is A Piece of Clothing. New members are welcome.
HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE: Caroline Thompson, 01756 749235
St Oswald’s: Education Sunday, Homeless Sunday and the third Sunday of Epiphany will be celebrated with a service of Holy Communion at St Oswald’s Church this weekend – January 24. It will start at 10.30am, with the church bells being rung from 10am. Everyone is welcome to come along to join the campanologists.
Parish council: Horton-in-Ribblesdale Parish Councillors were delighted to welcome two new members who have been co-opted. Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at the village hall and new members are most welcome as it means more views can be shared on issues which can shape the future of the parish. PC Ridler gave a brief resume on crime in the area, with major concern shown over the increase in diesel theft. Anything suspicious can be reported by dialling 101. The chairman, Councillor Hanson, who is also the parish council representative on the Dole Charities, reported that 28 Christmas food parcels had been delivered to the elderly in the village and they had been gratefully received. Councillors were concerned over the withdrawal of funding to Settle Swimming Pool by Craven District Council. They felt that this facility is a vital resource to the local community and they intend to write to MP Julian Smith and various other authorities voicing their concerns. There will be an open public meeting on February 22 in the village hall when the increase of charity walks around the parish will be discussed with emphasis on proposed walks which take place through the night. If you have an opinion on the issue please come along. Refreshments will be provided. The next monthly parish council meeting will take place in the village hall on Monday, February 8, at 7.30pm.
INGLETON: Sue Brown, 015242 41835
Flood relief: An event in aid of the Cumbria Flood Relief is being held at Ingleborough Community Centre tomorrow from 11am to 4pm. Soup and sandwiches will be served along with pies and cakes. There will also be a good as new stall.
Women’s Institute: President Sue Brown welcomed members and several new members to the January meeting of Ingleborough WI. She introduced the speaker Jane Chilton who spoke about her visit to Nepal when the earthquake devastated part of the country on April 25, 2015. She was lucky to be alive having climbed the previous day where moving glaciers killed climbers and guides. She showed slides of her climb and of the guide who has accompanied her many times. Jane now uses this talk to raise money for food for the village people and to replace crops destroyed and to rebuild houses. Carol Mann gave the vote of thanks and the competition for a scarf was won by Christine Matthews. Names were taken for the Presentation Lunch to be held at Bentham Golf Club next Thursday, January 28. A jumble sale will be held next Saturday, January 30, to raise money to be divided between the the northern flood victims and refugees. In February Tanya St Pierre will speak on the hay meadows of Yorkshire.
St Mary’s: There will be no service at St Mary’s Church on Sunday.
LANGCLIFFE: Helen Jarvis, 01729 825303
Church news: On Sunday – the third of Epiphany – there will be a service of Holy Communion at 9am. Next Sunday, January 31, there will be a joint service of Holy Communion at St Oswald’s, Horton, at 11.30am.
LONG PRESTON: Heather Thomas-Smith, 01729 840113
Bacon butties: There will be a bacon butty and coffee morning with stalls in Long Preston Village Hall on Saturday from 10am to noon. Proceeds are in aid of churchyard mowing.
New correspondent: We are looking for a next correspondent for Long Preston to take over Heather Thomas-Smith from next month. She is due to leave the area temporarily. For more information, call the newsdesk on 01756 794117.
RATHMELL: Elaine Illingworth, 01729 840087
Reading Room: A fish & chips night will be held next Friday, January 27, at 7pm for 7.30pm. Admission is by ticket only and the cost is £5 for fish and chips and £6 for fish, chips and mushy peas. Bring you own wine and soft drinks. For tickets, ring or email Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01729 840087 or Vanessa at email@example.com or 01729 840451.
Women’s institute: President Janette Pate welcomed old and new members to what would hopefully be another full and interesting new year for Salterforth WI. Members debated the resolution for this year’s NFWI campaign and voted for “Appropriate care in hospitals for people with dementia”. Mrs Pate introduced Gordon and Ann Sharp, with their excellent Spellbound film shows. This year members were treated to an African safari, a trip through the North Yorkshire Dales and a kite flying festival in St Annes. Sue Hornsby gave the vote of thanks and Mary Mitchell won the competition for a holiday photo. Joyce Wilson was second. The next meeting will be held on February 11 at 7.30pm in Salterforth Village Hall when members have been asked to bring and show any crafts they have learnt or to talk about anything in which they have been involved in 2015.
SETTLE: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639
200 Club: Reminders for the Swimming Pool 200 Club were sent out during the Christmas period and payments are now due. They can be left at the Pool or posted to Julie Smith, 1 Bridgend Cottages, Settle, BD24 9JN. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, please leave your details. Many thanks go to everyone for continuing to support the local pool.
Players’ meeting: Settle Cricket Club will hold a players’ meeting in the clubhouse tomorrow at 8pm.
Guided walks: There will be two guided walks on Saturday. The first is around Pot Scar and Helwith and is an 11-mile strenuous walk. This leaves Horton-in-Ribblesdale at 9.58am and concludes in Settle. The second walk is based around the Morecambe line and is a 10-mile moderate walk from Carnforth to Arnside, leaving Carnforth at 10am. No reservation is necessary. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Death cafe: The next Death Cafe will take place at Friends Meeting House on Saturday between 10am and noon. This operates as a drop-in event. There is a requested donation of £1.
Clearance sale: Ahernes of Hellifield and Settle will hold its annual clearance sale at Victoria Hall on Saturday.
BilinguaSing: BilinguaSing is an award-winning music, singing and movement class for parents, babies, toddler and pre-school children to learn Spanish or French together in a fun and engaging way that is appropriate for the development stage of each child. No previous knowledge of a foreign language is required. The first class is free and familiar nursery rhymes are learnt in both Spanish/French and English and are accompanied by a variety of fun movements and props to help stimulate the senses. For more information, contact 07534 464567.
Victoria Hall: The Tuesday indoor market will reopen on February 2. The box office, however, is open as normal and tickets are available for the numerous events planned for early 2016. On Saturday, Bill Adair returns to compère A Celebration of Burns. Following the success of last year’s memorable evening, there will be a piper, songs, poetry, and a supper of haggis, neeps and tatties. The Swing Commanders return on Sunday with their mix of 1940s classics, boogie-woogie, western swing, 50s jump jazz and more! On Wednesday, there’s definitely a touch of the unusual and exotic in town when nine-piece band Anda Union from Inner Mongol visit Settle. The band members all grew up in families ‘with the music’, several of whom still live in the traditional Mongolian way. They came together at music college in Hohhot, their capital city, and were able to integrate traditional forms - like the now-famous throat singing - into creating a sound uniquely and mysteriously Mongolian. For details and tickets, contact 01729 825718.
Christian Unity: To mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, a number of services have been arranged by Settle Churches Together. Today, there will be a songs of praise session at Limestone View at 6.30pm and on Sunday there will be a unity service at St John’s Methodist Church at 3pm.
Band concert: A concert by Giggleswick and Settle Brass Band will be held at Settle Parish Church on Sunday, the eve of Burns Night. This will commence at 7pm and there will be a raffle and refreshments available.
Folk Club: The Three Peaks Folk Club will meet on Sunday evening, not the usual Saturday. It will meet at Settle Social Club and will feature duo, Morfran Heights. The concert starts at 9pm and guest floor singers are welcome. Admission is £5.
Gardening Club: Settle and District Gardening Club will hold its first meeting of the year at Townhead Court on Wednesday at 2pm. This meeting is open to visitors at an admission charge of £3. It will include a talk by Les Chandler on the theme of Wildlife in the Garden.
Swimming sessions: Settle Swimming Club offers children’s swimming tuition on Monday and Thursday evenings between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Sessions are led by a fully qualified ASA instructor. There is an extended session from 6.30pm to 8pm on Thursday evenings. The sessions are aimed at those aged eight or over who have attained stage seven or who are not currently receiving lessons at Settle Pool. For details, contact 01729 823723.
Poetry launch: Local poet Jean Stevens will launch her new collection of poems, Beyond Satnav, at Friends Meeting House next Friday, January 29, at 7.30pm. This will be an hour of anecdotes, reflections and poetry followed by tea and biscuits.
Blood donors: There will be a blood donor session at St John’s Methodist Church Hall on Tuesday, February 2. The first session will be held between 2pm and 3.45pm and a second session will be held from 4.45pm and 7.30pm. For further details, contact 0300 123 2323
Merry-go-Round: The 2016 Rotary Merry-go-Round dinner will be held on Friday, February 19. The format is a three course meal, with each course served at a different hostelry/restaurant in the Settle area and with all parties meeting at the dining hall at Giggleswick School at 7pm to start the evening. Tickets cost £19, with a minimum of £5 from each ticket going to the chosen charities. To book, contact 01729 822445. Parties of up to eight can be accommodated when booked in advance. There are a number of new locations this year with courses being served at The New Inn, Clapham, The Courtyard, Talbot Arms and Ravenous, Settle, Boars Head at Long Preston, Craven Heifer and Knight’s Table at Stainforth, Gamecock at Austwick, Craven Arms and Harts Head at Giggleswick and Helwith Bridge. The charities benefitting this year will be Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Clapham Cave Rescue Organisation and Settle Swimming Pool.
Age UK: There are currently vacancies for the Monday Club, a lunch group for older people. This meets in the coffee lounge at St John’s Church every week between noon and 2pm. There is a hot meal followed by an activity, such as a speaker or a quiz. The cost per week is £4.20. Transport can be arranged if required. For information contact Age UK on 01729 823066.
Parish Church: The church would like to thank everyone for their kind donations which have enabled it to send £500 to the Cumbria floods appeal. Much of this money was given through a collection at its service of nine lessons and carols.
SILSDEN: Linda Berry, 01535 652643
Sports Club: Following the two recent break-ins at The Silsden Sports Club, the club has launched a Just Giving page to raise funds for the repairs and improvements to the security of the clubhouse. Donations can be made at crowdfunding.justgiving.com/Silsdensportsclub. Further information can be found at silsdenafc.net. The chairman, John Lohan, has organised some band nights to swell the funds and the next one is on Saturday, February 13, when the Travelling Bilberries will provide the entertainment. On Thursday, March 17, a top local Irish band will help the Cobbydalers to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Information and tickets can be obtained from the club or via John Lohan on 01535 656753. Tickets are £5 each.
Retired Men’s Forum: Members were enthralled by John Whitaker’s account of how the family business had changed from a high quality bakers in Cross Hills at the turn of the last century to the world-renowned Skipton chocolate makers of today, exporting to more than 20 countries. His philosophy was to produce a quality product at an acceptable price and you will succeed. Next week, Alan Hall will discuss Some Aspects of Bradford and its History.
Holy Trinity: On Sunday, there will be Holy Communion at 8am followed by Parish Communion at 9.45am. At 2.30pm, there is a party for those who have been baptised at Holy Trinity over the past 12 months. Evening Service will take place at Trinity Methodist Church at 4pm. On Tuesday, there is the weekly Toddle into Church group for pre-school children and their parents or carers and, on Wednesday, Holy Communion will be celebrated at 10.45am.
THORNTON-IN-LONSDALE: Paula Kendall, 015242 42390 and Rosemary Hartley, 015242 42207
Coffee morning: Westhouse Chapel’s monthly coffee morning restart on Wednesday at 10am. Donations for coffee and cake will go to local charities.
St Oswald’s: The church will hold the first of the Lent series of services on Sunday, February 14, at 9.30am. The service will welcome the new Archdeacon, The Ven Beverley Mason, as preacher
Community Centre: There are four places left for the Burns Night on Saturday. Tickets cost £15 and need to be booked by ringing 01729 840794. Bacon Butty Saturdays continue to be held weekly from 11am to 1pm. Zumba sessions are every Thursday from 7.30pm. There are two whist and dominoes sessions coming up - on Wednesday and next Saturday, January 30. Both start at 7.30pm. The centre has booked Abi Moore, a singer songwriter. She will perform on Friday, March 18,at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £6 for under 18s.