AUSTWICK: Derek and Celia Coultherd, 015242 51215
Bowling Club: Austwick Bowling Club continued its run of defeats when it visited Bentham on Saturday, losing by seven games to two. However, it is hoping for a better performance this Saturday when it visits Burton-in-Lonsdale. On Sunday, there is the first club match of the season when members compete for the Playing Fields Trophy. Participants are asked to have their names in by 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start.
Church news: The Church Fellowship will meet in the church tomorrow at 1.30pm. The Moonbeams, a local folk band, will sing songs of the Dales, life love and Nature. All are welcome. On Sunday, there will be a 9.30am family communion and baptism at Austwick, an 11am Holy Communion at Clapham and a 7pm lambing service at Wenningside Farm, Keasden, with Bishop James. On Monday, Keasden Church PCC will meet in the church at 7.30pm
Parish council: The parish council will meet in the parish hall on Monday at 8pm. It is looking for some Helwith Bridge slates to repair the well-used footpath between Low Street and Graystoneber Lane. Steve Hastie’s Three Peaks Project Team has offered to provide the manpower if the parish council can supply the materials. Ideally the slates should be 30 inches by 24 inches and two inches thick. If you can help phone Peter Goold on 015242 51039.
Probus Club: Forty-one members of West Craven Probus attended the club’s 38th annual general meeting and heard that it had been a good year. Harold Hoggarth gave a slide show, Seeking the Northwest Passage. In 1845, Sir John Franklin set sail with 129 men for the north of Canada, but all were lost. The The Royal Navy carried out expeditions over the years and finally, in 2014, their ship, Erebus was located in the waters of the Arctic Archipelago.
St Andrew’s: On Sunday - Trinity Sunday - the preacher at the 10.30am service will be Mr B Oliver and the 6pm service will be led by Mrs H Edmondson. There will be a Prayer Hour from 10am on Monday. On Friday, the toddlers will meet from 9.30am and Bible study at Woodlands will take place from 7.30pm.
Rotary Club: Visiting an underground bank bunker and sampling the products of a Schnapps distillery was part of a recent weekend break by a party of Barnoldswick and Earby Rotarians and wives. They were hosted by the German Rotary Club of Mayen. They also spent time in Koblenz, which included guided tours of a castle and museum and a chance to walk by the Rhine and Mosel Rivers where they converge. The activities were followed by an evening reception at Mayen Town Hall. The local club took along an inscribed silver platter as a present for the Mayen club, whose members will pay a return visit to West Craven next year.
Priory Church: On Sunday, there will be a said communion at 8am, a Sung Eucharist at 10.30am and Evening Prayer at 6.30pm. On Wednesday there is a said communion service at 10am.
Concert treat: Next Friday, May 27, at 7.30pm, The Mavron Quartet will play in the Priory Church as part of this year’s concert series. The quartet, formed in 2002, was the first Ensemble in Residence at the National Concert Hall of Wales in Cardiff. Tickets cost £12, which includes a glass of wine, and are available from 01756 710586 or on the door.
BRADLEY: Liz Zieboll, 01535 636369
Neighbourhood Plan: Bradley Parish Council has had more than100 individual responses to the latest consultation on the village’s draft Neighbourhood Development Plan. It thanks everybody who gave their comments. They will now be carefully considered, together with possible revisions, before a final version of the plan is produced.
Christian Aid: The annual Christian Aid door-to-door collection is taking place in Bradley this week, as part of Christian Aid Week 2016. Please look out for your red envelope and give whatever you can.
Summer concert: Bradley Methodist Church will hold this year’s charity concert on Saturday, June 18, starting at 7pm. There will be a variety of performers, including the local school and members of Skipton Amateur Theatre Society. Tickets will go on sale shortly and can be purchased from Bradley School, the village shop or on the door.
School news: Pupils in Airton class (class one) have been learning about the life cycle of a chicken and were very excited to have four fluffy chicks hatch in class last week, with more to come. The school’s gardening club is requesting donations of plants for planting up tyres around the edge of the playground. Berries, thorns and fruit plants are not suitable, but other varieties would be very welcome.
Quiz night: The Slaters Arms will hold its next quiz night on Wednesday.
Library: There is a small library of books outside the village hall. These are free to borrow and donations of books are also welcomed.
Vintage tea: A vintage afternoon tea is being organised by St Mary’s Church on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm in the village hall. For £10, guests can enjoy a glass of Prosecco or Buck’s Fizz on arrival and a full afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones and cakes. Tickets are available from on 07770 965887 or from Stella Humphrey and Chris Alexander. Special diets by request in advance.
Coffee and cakes: Community Coffee and Cakes will take place next Thursday, May 26, from 9am to 11.45am in The Swan Inn. This month, it will raise money for Christian Aid, with the support of St Mary’s Church.
Film night: A film night will take place next Saturday, May 28, at 7 for 7.30pm. This month’s film is The Choir starring Dustin Hoffman. Tickets are £4 on the door.
Pointless quiz: Carleton Social Club will hold a Big Pointless Quiz next Saturday, May 28, at 8pm. Entry is £5 per team, with a maximum of four people per team. Cash prizes will be on offer.
Hay bale race: Local charities, groups and organisations are being sought for the Hay Bale Race, which takes place next Sunday, May 29. It has been organised by Paul at the Swan to support the Football Club. Teams should comprise four people and entry is £5 per person. The winning team will win 25 per cent of the net income from the day (hopefully £250) for their charity/organisation. People can also sponsor a team. There will be a barbecue and an outside bar.
Gala sports: Carleton Gala and Sports will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5.
Carleton Playgroup: Carleton Playgroup meets in the village hall every Friday during term-time between 9.30am and 11.30am.
St Mary’s Church: On Sunday, there will be a Bread, Wine and Worship service at 11am. This is a more informal service with a short family communion and worship songs. The church’s Coffee Pot operates every Friday from 2pm to 4pm. serving tea, coffee and hot chocolate with complimentary biscuits.
Quiz night: A quiz night will be held at The Swan Inn on Wednesday at 8.30pm. Entry is £1 per person including supper, with cash prizes available.
CLAPHAM: Rory-Joe Daniels, 015242 51135
Art exhibition: Clapham Art Group, which includes many talented local artists from the villages surrounding Clapham, will be staging its 65th annual art exhibition in Clapham Village Hall at the end of the month. There is a preview evening next Friday, May 27, and then the exhibition will be open every day from 11am to 6pm from Saturday, May 28, through to Sunday, June 5. Admission is 50p and refreshments will be available. A wide range of works in a variety of media will be on show.
CRO Challenge: This year’s CRO challenge, which raises funds for the mountain and cave rescue team, will take place on Sunday. Walkers and runners are invited to take part and entry is £25 for the Ingleborough Marathon and £15 for the 12-mile Clapham Circuit. To register, visit CRO.org.uk/Challenge.
Garden party: A garden party to celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty of the Queen will be held at Hall Garth, Clapham, on Sunday, June 5, between 1pm and 5pm. The event will include stalls, refreshments and a raffle, along with a ‘creative crown’ competition for all ages. Entry will be £3 for adults and £1 for children, which includes tea and cake. All funds raised will go to local causes.
Lambing service: Keasden Church’s united lambing service will be held on Sunday at Wenningside Farm, adjacent to Clapham Station, at the kind invitation of Mrs Cornthwaite. The service will take place at 7pm in the barn, with the sheep and the lambs
St Peter’s: On Sunday, the church will hold an Evensong from 4pm.
Young Farmers: Young Farmers met at Garris Lodge, Airton, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs S Barker, for an evening of judging beef and breeding sheep, scones and eggs. The results were: scones - 1 Holly Brennan, 2 Millie Brennan, 3 Gemma Darwin; eggs - 1 Gemma Darwin, 2 (joint) Holly Brennan and Alice Walton; beef, juniors - 1 Robert Capstick, 2 Tom Panter, 3 Jack Pinder; intermediate - 1 Aimee Beresford; seniors - 1 James Bolland, 2 Will Throup; breeding sheep, juniors - 1 Freddie Howarth, 2 Paddy Capstick, 3 Jack Pinder; intermediate - 1 Aimee Beresford; seniors - 1 Will Throup, 2 James Bolland. Last Tuesday, members met at Bentham Auction Mart for the Settle District Rally.
CONONLEY: Joan Nicholson, 01535 630872
St John’s: On Sunday - Trinity Sunday - St John’s will hold a service of Holy Communion at 11am, led by the vicar, the Rev Dr John Peet.
Bowling Club: Saturday’s Bowlful Of Song concert was a huge success, with a capacity audience enjoying the Cononley Singers, Carleton Ladies Choir and soprano Rachel Luxon. A total of £1,300 was raised which will go towards the first shelter at the bowling green. As a first-time fundraiser for the club, it was a triumph for the organisers, Peter and Jane Wallbank. They want to thank all those who helped behind the scenes, as well as the performers and the people who turned up to support the concert.
Street party: Cononley always does great parties and Saturday’s was no exception - many people turned up to sit at the tables stretched up and down the street from The New Inn, where Jane laid on a really fun day, including games for adults and children and a men’s bake off competition. Many thanks go to her and all the others who helped to put on this celebration, which once again underlined Cononley’s community spirit.
Companions: Any last minute names for the Cowling Companions’ outing to Bury Market and/or Pilot Mill on Wednesday, June 1, should be given to 07900 732348. Subscriptions of £6 are now due and can be paid by contacting 01535 635664. From next week, the weekly Wednesday drops-in will temporarily become monthly and will be held on the first Wednesday of every month until September. There will be light exercises and bingo. The next outing is to Barnard Castle and Bowes House and Gardens on Thursday, July 25, and the cost is £15.50 for members and £17.50 for non- members. There is also a £7 entrance fee. People wanting to take part should give their names to 01535 635550.
Library survey: The library at Cross Hills will be handed over to the community in April 2017. A small group of volunteers from the parishes of South Craven have formed a community committee with the help of NYCC with a view to keeping the library open and are now in a position to ask the residents of each parish within South Craven to complete a survey, which can be see found at surveymonkey.co.uk/South CravenCommunityLibraryServices. This survey link will close on Monday, May 30. If you have no internet access, contact Cross Hills Library on 01609 534502.
DRAUGHTON: Jane Markham, 01756 711305
St Augustine’s Church: Everyone is welcome at the Morning Prayer service on Sunday at 9.30am.
EARBY: David Hartley, 01282 842617
St Peter’s: There will be no 10.30am service on Sunday as the congregation will attend a united civic service at All Saints. There will be a gentle exercise class at 1.30pm on Monday. The next Songs of Praise service, followed by tea, will be at 4pm next Sunday, May 29, not the usual fourth Sunday.
Churches Together: Churches Together will meet in the centenary room of New Road Community Centre next Thursday, May 26, at 6.30pm. The speaker will be Joyce Myers and a two-course meal will be available at £5. Minimal business items will conclude the meeting to which all are welcome.
Plant sale: A chance to buy bedding plants and other items is offered at the Earby and District Gardeners’ Society coffee morning and plants sale, at New Road Community Centre on Saturday, from 10am to noon.
Hall concert: Eldroth was very lucky to have a return visit from Julian Gregory and his musicians from the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra last weekend. Having been unable to get through last December because of floods, they were able to reschedule for May. It was well worth waiting for and 60 people enjoyed a wonderful evening of classical, country and jazz music, played by dedicated musicians who obviously enjoyed playing the music. It is hoped they will be able to return again next year.
EMBSAY-WITH-EASTBY: Andrew Wilson, 01756 790197
Embsay churches: On Sunday, the 10.30am service at the Methodist Chapel will be led by Brian Appleby while the 9.30am service at St Mary’s will be a communion and will be followed at 11am by the annual parish meeting. On Tuesday, St Mary’s will hold a quiet communion service. The toddler praise, Smiley Faces, will take place at St Mary’s on Friday afternoon between 1.45pm and 3.15pm.
Playgroup: Embsay Pre-School Playgroup is collecting Sainsbury vouchers, used ink cartridges, stamps, spectacles and mobile phones. Donations can be left at the pre-school. The playgroup uses the Sainsbury Vouchers to purchase resources to ‘get kids active’. The ink cartridges, stamps, spectacles and mobile phones are exchanged at the Cone Exchange in Starbeck for creative resources. The stamps are given to charities such as Oxfam.
Litter pick-up: Following on from the success this year’s Spring Litter Pick, another will take place next Saturday, May 28 at 10am. Volunteers should meet in the car park opposite the village hall. It will probably take a couple of hours and refreshments will be available afterwards. Please bring old gloves, ‘high-vis’ jackets and litter pickers if you have them. The volunteers will split into small groups to cover different areas.
Steam Railway: Cream Tea Specials will available at Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway on May 29 and 30, the late Spring Bank Bank Holiday.
FARNHILL AND KILDWICK: Joyce Wood, 01535 635880
St Andrew’s Church: On Sunday, there will be services of Holy Communion at 8.15am and 10am and from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, the church will be open to visitors, with tea and scones served in the parish rooms. Each Wednesday there is a service of Holy Communion at 9.30am in the parish rooms.
Village Pump: the Village Pump – the over 50s group – will meet in the Kildwick and Farnhill Institute on Wednesday from 2pm to 3.30pm.
History Group: Members of Farnhill and Kildwick Local History Group will present an illustrated talk entitled A History of Farnhill in the Kildwick and Farnhill Institute tomorrow at 7pm. Admission is £5 on the door, with proceeds going to institute funds.
Village calendar: The closing date for photographs of the two villages, Farnhill and Kildwick, for next year’s village calendar is May 31. Up to three photographs per person can be submitted and can be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Photographs can also be given to any member of the institute committee.
GARGRAVE: Sally Jennings, 01756 748098
Earthquake Appeal: There will be a coffee morning in the village hall from 10am to noon on Saturday. It has been organised by St Andrew’s Church and proceeds will go to the Equador Earthquake Appeal. There will be a cake stall, bric-a-brac stall and raffle.
St Andrew’s Church: On Sunday, the BCP Communion at 8am will be followed at 10.45am by Holy Baptism.
Hatha Yoga: You will be able to enjoy a free trial session with cake on Wednesday from 10am in the village hall annexe. It is aimed at people who have never experienced this deeply relaxing gentle style of yoga. The morning will be hosted by Corinne Docherty who is a qualified wheel of yoga teacher.
Bingo cancelled: The bingo session due to take place on Wednesday has been cancelled.
Open gardens: Many thanks go to all those who have volunteered for their gardens to be opened on Saturday, June 11. The organisers are still recruiting volunteers to help with the catering and waitressing, and for manning stalls, selling tickets and manning gardens. If you’d like to be involved, contact Beatrice and Duncan on 01756 749443.
GIGGLESWICK: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639
St Alkelda’s: The annual safari supper will take place on Friday, June 3, and will commence in the church at 6.30pm before visiting a number of members’ homes. Tickets are £15 and are available from 01729 823899.
Theatre events: Giggleswick Junior School pupils will be treading the boards at the Richard Whiteley Theatre tonight and tomorrow. They will stage The Rocky Monster Show, complete with the ultimate rock group created by Baron Frankenstein’s descendant! Rio comes to Giggleswick on Sunday when the senior students of Skipton’s Northern Dance Centre bring Carnival to the theatre, performing classical ballet with a South American twist, along with samba drumming, a carnival parade, salsa, jive and more. For further information, contact 01729 893180.
Parish council: The council held its annual parish meeting at which Cllr Perrings was re-elected as chairman and Cllr Jones was re-elected as vice-chairman. The parish meeting followed this meeting and three parishioners attended to raise continued concern over the Craven Local Plan. The council agreed the Glebe Field site was an important green space, with unsuitable access, and any building could impact on the ecology of adjacent Tems Beck. Members were also unhappy about the inclusion of three fields between the edge of the village and the A65. They said any development there would form a physical and visual incursion into open countryside, would result in an increase of traffic, which would be a risk to all road users and pedestrians, and the fields - classified as Grade 3 (good) agricultural land - were not required to meet housing need. The next parish council meeting will be held on June 7 at 7.30pm in the parish room.
Whist and dominoes: A whist and domino drive was held at Gisburn Festival Hall earlier this month. The results were: whist, women - E Turner, M Newman, P Peel; men - S Hogg, M Davies, J Trainer; dominoes - M Berry, P Metcalf, F Taylor, A Taylor, J Hull, K Nowell. The next event will be held on Saturday, June 4, at 7.30pm and everyone is welcome. Admission is £3, including supper. This will be the last event until Saturday, September 3 as there will be no drives in July or August.
GRASSINGTON: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605
Friendship Club: Mark Shelden will give a talk on Bees to Grassington Friendship Club at Church House today from 2.15pm. This a change to the programme. Next week, members will enjoy a coach trip to Scarborough. The annual cream teas event will be in Church House on July 14.
Coffee morning: Upper Wharfedale Cricket Club will hold a fundraising coffee morning in Church House on Saturday from 9.30am.
HELLIFIELD: Ken Leak, 01729 850845
Coffee morning: Saturday’s coffee morning in the institute will raise money for Christian Aid. It will run from 10am to 11.30am and will include cakes, a raffle and tombola. The event is a combined effort by Hellifield-based organisations.
Thursday drop-in: A Thursday Drop In is held at the Wesley Centre on Haw Grove from 10.30am to 2.30pm. Come along for a chat and a snack. Home-made lunches are served from noon to 1.30pm. For access to the computer facilities, pop in between noon and 2.30pm.
Mindful yoga: Mindful Yoga Classes which are planned for Wednesdays in the institute. Please contact Lisa Milnor on 07803 721135 or 851105 for more information. Lisa is planning a Yoga for Relaxation session on June 2 between 4pm and 5.15pm. This is a special drop-in event to raise money for the St Aidan’s new boiler appeal.
Age Concern: The venues for the Luncheon Club differ from week to week. Please contact Ellen on 850864 for details of the Friday meetings, and information about Age Concern activities and trips.
HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE: Caroline Thompson, 01756 749235
Golden Age sale: The annual Golden Age sale will take place in the village hall on Saturday at 2pm. There will be a good variety of stalls selling plants, books, baking, new gifts and bric-a-brac. Prizes can be won on the raffle and tombola. Refreshments will include tea, coffee, scones and cakes. Proceeds from the sale will go towards the annual trip which this year will visit Chester on June 22.
Show meeting: A show meeting will be held in the village hall on Tuesday at 7pm. Plans for the schedule and general show arrangements will be finalised.
St Oswald’s: On Sunday, St Oswald’s Church will hold a service at 10.30am. The congregation and their friends will then head to Langcliffe Institute as they are hosting an afternoon teas event in aid of general church funds.
Whist drive: The monthly whist drive was held in the Golden Lion. Winners were: ladies - J Mercer, D Pullen, M Davis and R Pearson; gents - V Jones (sub), H Jackson, S Airey (sub) and S Hogg. The next whist drive will be held on June 14 at 7.30pm.
INGLETON: Sue Brown, 015242 41835
Parish council: The police officer present at the May meeting of Ingleton Parish Council informed members that they were aware of the theft of a trailer from the New Village and also complaints had been received regarding boy racers in the village. Coun Lis related the efforts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) to remove the illegal encampment on Storrs Common with no successful result. It was agreed that the clerk should write to the Environment Agency expressing members’ objections, with a copy to YDNPA. The clerk reported that the toddler swings had been replaced in the play area and that planning permission had been received to trim the beech tree on the Brow. Councillors mentioned several matters that needed to be reported to Highways, including the worsening of the subsidence at the junction of Main Street with the A65, the re-scheduling of works on Oddies Lane, the poor state of the surface of Main Street, a bad pothole near the Middle School, and a broken hand rail on Bell Horse Gate. Howsons are to be contacted about a faulty street light with its control panel cover off at Burnmoor Crescent and a light out on Laundry Lane in the Middle School grounds. Councillors were pleased to hear that the library had had several successful drop-in events and there were 25 people volunteering to help with the library service.
Women’s Institute: The May meeting of Ingleborough Women’s Institute began with vice president Jinny Jerome introducing speaker Sue Malvany from Crook. She began her talk by encouraging everyone to sing Jerusalem, then she described the rather traumatic life of William Blake who was born in 1757. He suffered from schizophrenia and vented his feelings in dramatic pictures, illustrating visions that he had. He married an illiterate lady who helped him with his work and he taught her to read and write. Sue then analysed the significance of the words of the hymn. Carol Mann thanked Sue who judged the competition for a candle. This was won by Grace McGonnigal with Rita Middleton second and Margaret Owen third. An invitation to attend the September meeting of Hellifield WI - Ingleborough’s twin - had been received. The Group Rally will be held in Austwick tomorrow. The June meeting will be a members’ night.
LANGCLIFFE: Helen Jarvis, 01729 825303
Show news: The Village Show is open to amateursand only one entry per person per class is permitted. The next planning meeting will be held next Sunday, May 29, at 4pm in the institute. Show stewards are asked to let Ian have their schedule of classes and the name of the judge. If anyone has details of classes that need to be advertised early, please let Ian know. The date of the show is Saturday, August 20. The subject for the poetry class is Generations. The short story class is ‘free choice’ and entries are restricted to 1,000 words.
Institute news: On Sunday, teas will be baked and served by members of Horton Parish Church and will be available from 2pm to 4.30pm. There will be a quiz night to raise funds for the institute tomorrow at 7.30pm and teams should be no more than four players. Entry is £3 per person. There will be a Jacob’s Join supper. Please bring your own liquid refreshments.
Church news: There will be a service of Holy Communion at 9am on Sunday. Next Sunday, May 29, there will be a joint Holy Communion in Stainforth at 10.30am. On Sunday, June 5, a team of church bakers and servers will serve Sunday Teas in the Institute. Funds raised will go to the new kitchen project. There will be a tombola and a craft stall. Tombola prizes should be given to Kate or Graham J. There will also be a number of woolly church mice on the loose, with a prize for whoever finds the most mice! There will be a craft stall, so Helen J would appreciate any items or craft books. She can be contacted on 825303. The exhibition, 1926 and All that Jazz, is to be held over the weekend of June 10 to 12 and will mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. Please let Kate Croll (822875) know if you can help with stewarding or if you have any books or items from the 1920s which can be exhibited.
RATHMELL: Elaine Illingworth, 01729 840087
Pound day: Rathmell Reading Room will hold a Rent and Pound Day on Saturday. The Pound Rent will be paid for the first time in 100 years at noon. Meanwhile, a £1 sale will take place from 10am to 2pm and refreshments will be available.
SETTLE: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639
Town council: Settle Indoor Market is moving from Victoria Hall to Settle Social Club with effect from next Tuesday. New traders are welcome. Contact Marjorie or Rebecca on 01729 823617 or email email@example.com. The large ‘Settle’ letters are have also found a new home at the Water Tower next to the Railway Station. Funding for the cleaning and repair of the Cenotaph is in its final stages. To find out more about Settle Town Council and the Local Plan for Craven come along to the annual parish meeting in Victoria Hall on Monday at 7pm. The Local Plan will be available to view from 5pm to 7pm.
Victoria Hall: Tonight, Manasamitra will perform at Victoria Hall. The group aims to introduce South Asian arts to the wider community and its show, Rudra, takes an Indian myth and retells it through fusion dance. High on Harmony, the Haley Sisters, backed by top guitar/slide guitar picker Brian Smith, will be at Victoria Hall tomorrow. Also on the programme is Jester B, renowned for his renditions of songs from artists including Simon & Garfunkel, Lindisfarne and the Everly Brothers. On Saturday, Chris Bannister returns to Settle to perform his show The Music of John Denver. Chris will be joined by Debbie Jones and Justin Randall. The range of musical tastes continues on Sunday when The Tannahill Weavers, one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands, takes to the stage. Highlight of the month is next Thursday, May 26, when jazz diva Clare Teal returns to Settle with her trio. On Sunday, May 29, there will be a special Bank Holiday event with bar, barbecue and plenty of bopping to The Jukebox Junkies! Food will be available from 7.30pm with the band performing from 8.15pm. This is a fun family night, with proceeds going to Victoria Hall. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £3 for those aged from eight to 17. The barbecue is payable separately. For details and tickets, contact 01729 825718.
North Craven Strollers: North Craven Strollers meet every Wednesday at 1.30pm at the Millennium Gardens to enjoy a short stroll in the area. For details contact 01729 824537. In addition to weekly local walks, there are Out of Town Specials.
Junior cricket: Settle Cricket Club is offering coaching to juniors every Friday at 6.30pm. Both boys and girls from the age of six are invited to join in coaching sessions. Throughout the summer the club will field a range of teams in competitive matches.
Dementia Action: Settle Dementia Action Alliance will hold its launch event tomorrow between 1pm and 4pm at Victoria Hall. The aim is to bring together local people to enable them to learn more about the part that they can play in helping those who are living with dementia, and their families, to remain valued members of the local community. For more details, contact Jane Cotton c/o Settle Victoria Hall.
Big Breakfast: The next big breakfast will take place at St Mary and St Michaels Church Hall on Saturday at 8.30am. Tea/coffee are available from 8.15am with the breakfast and talk over by 9.30am This month’s speaker is Shelagh Fawcett, Christian Aid’s regional co-ordinator in Yorkshire. All welcome. Please book your places by the end of today to assist with catering. A full English breakfast is served at a cost of £3. Contact 01729 825285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coffee and cake: The Mothers’ Union will be serving coffee and cakes at the Friends Meeting House on Saturday between 10am and noon.
Beetle drive: On Saturday, St John’s Methodist Church will hold a beetle drive at 6pm. This will be followed by a pie and peas supper. The event is open to all ages. Vegetarian and special diet pies can be catered for by contacting 01729 824661 in advance (if possible). Admission is free but there will be an opportunity to make a donation to help cover the cost of catering.
Folk Club: The Three Peaks Folk Club will hold its next club night at Settle Social Club on Saturday. There will be a range of floor singers and musicians from 9pm.
Gallery on the Green: Work by Christine Carradice will be showcased in a new exhibition, which opens at the Gallery on the Green on Saturday. Her silk paintings are inspired by the Dales. The exhibition runs until Saturday, July 23.
Settle Soup: The next serving of Settle Soup will take place at Victoria Hall on Tuesday, starting at 6pm and running to 8pm. Settle Soup is a scheme where new ideas can receive start up funding. Four ideas have four minutes each in which to pitch their ideas for community projects and then this is voted on by the people present. The winner receives the takings from the evening to help them start their project. Booking is essential. To book a place or to discuss a project which you would like to pitch contact 07977 040329.
Gardening Club: Settle and District Gardening Club will meet at Townhead Court on Wednesday at 2pm when Andrew Willocks will give a talk, Harlow Carr from Past to Present. Non members are welcome for an admission fee of £3.
Tramps: The next film showing at Victoria Hall will be on Wednesday at 7.45pm. The featured film will be Mia Madre (Classification 15 ) directed by Nanni Moretti. Morretti also directed We have a Pope which was very well received when shown earlier this year. This film replaces the one previously advertised. The story focusses on middle-aged film director who is dealing with a number of conflicting demands on her time.
Open day: Freda’s nursery and playgroup will hold its annual open day on next Saturday, May 28, between 2pm and 4pm. All are welcome. For details, contact 01729 824884.
Coffee Pot: Each Tuesday, St John’s Methodist Church holds a “coffee pot” session with home-made cakes in the coffee lounge. This is open to all and runs from 10am to noon. On the first Tuesday of the month the coffee pot is held in aid of a charity chosen by a member of the congregation. The charity on June 7 is Smile Train, which provides free surgery to children who suffer from cleft lips or palates in developing countries.
Social dance: Settle Amateur Operatic Society invites you to a social dance at Ingleborough Community Centre, Ingleton, on Saturday, June 18, when live music will be provided by John Bowdler, the Blackpool Tower Organist. Tickets are available from either the community centre or via 01729 822959 or 822364. Tickets cost £8, including supper. Please note there is no bar at this event so participants are invited to bring along their own drinks.
Settle Stories: Settle Stories is holding a very special event next month when renowned Belgian storyteller and musician, Iwan Kushka, visits the town to present True Moon Tales, a story-concert for adults. Take a journey of poetic flight into the collective intelligence of the old tales in a highly atmospheric blend of story and music. Iwan will be joined by guitarist William Benzies and violinist Becky Doe. The event will take place on June 24 at the Royal Oak at 7.30pm. And Iwan will hold a workshop the following day. For further details, visit the Settle Stories website.
Silent auction: Settle Scouts will hold a silent art auction on June 25, where people have the chance to invest not only in a piece of art but also in the future of the young people in the town. The Scouts are currently fundraising to improve their Drill Hall premises. The auction will take place between 11am and 5pm, with refreshments served throughout and arts and crafts for young people.
SILSDEN: Linda Berry, 01535 654643
Car boot sale: The next Silsden car boot sale on Riverside Field, Keighley Road will take place on Sunday. The gates open at 7am with toilet and catering on site. Admission for vendors’ cars is £10 and vans and cars with trailers £15. There is free admission for buyers.
Space event: On Saturday, June 4, there will be an event in the town hall for children aged between six and 11 who have been inspired by the exploits of astronaut Major Tim Peake. Venture into Outer Space is being organised by Keighley Astronomical Society and sponsored by the Friends of Silsden Town Hall. It will include two workshops: rocket building where youngsters can design, build and launch a rocket and how big is big? where children will make a planisphere to map the night sky, learn to recognise the constellations and design a star astrium. Booking is essential and costs £4 per child (who must be accompanied by an adult). Tickets and information leaflets are available from Twiggs newsagents, Kirkgate, Silsden, and ticket numbers are limited.
Local history: The role of Yorkshire’s Dad’s Army during World War Two will be recalled in Silsden on Monday when the Local History Group hosts an evening devoted to the Home Guard. Chairman David Mason has arranged a visit by re-enactors from Haworth, who will bring along uniforms, equipment and stories to illustrate the theme. The evening, which is open to all, is being held at the Methodist Church, with doors opening at 7pm for a 7.20pm start. The following afternoon, Tuesday, the Local History Group will be at the Town Hall between 2pm and 4pm to welcome anyone with a local or family history query.
Holy Trinity: On Sunday, Holy Trinity will hold a Holy Communion service at 8am and a Parish Communion service to celebrate Trinity Sunday at 9.45am. There will be a special Patronal Festival service at 6pm, which is in effect the church’s birthday, so everyone is invited along to celebrate. There will be music from Skipton Ukulele Band and the church organist will switch to piano. On Tuesday, the Toddle into Church activities for babies and pre-school children will be held in the Vestry Rooms between 2pm and 3pm and on Wednesday, there is Holy Communion at 10.45am using the historical version of the service from The Book of Common Prayer. The Coffee Shop will be open from 10am to 2pm, Wednesday to Friday, and the Café, with a wider menu, on Saturday from 10am to 3pm.
Coffee morning: Trinity Methodist Church will hold a coffee morning on Saturday from 10am to 11.30am. All proceeds will go to The Scargill Community, near Kettlewell.
Christ Church: On Sunday, Family Eucharist will be celebrated at 9.30am and Evening Prayer at 6.30pm. The regular weekly service of Holy Communion will take place at 9.30am on Wednesday, followed by Toddler Praise at 10.30am (term time only). The Mothers’ Union of West Yorkshire and the Dales will meet in Christ Church between 9am and 2.30pm today. A concert by KVU Singers with visiting choir The Strathendrick Singers” from Loch Lomond in Scotland will take place in the church on Sunday at 2.30pm. Admission is £5, with under 16s free.
UPPER WHARFEDALE: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605
Family history: The next meeting of the Wharfedale Family History Group will take place at 2.30pm on Saturday at the Threshfield Village Institute. Sue McGregor’s talk will be Hats and Huts. All are welcome.
Art AGM: Buckden Art Group held its annual general meeting in the village institute on Monday. Arrangements were made for the August exhibition and other future events.
Safari supper: The annual safari supper in aid of St Mary’s Church, Kettlewell, will take place tomorrow. Tickets, priced at £17.50, are available from Kathryn Butterfield on 752975.
Gospel Choir: A Gospel Choir Experience, with internationally acclaimed musicians Anna and Andreas Andersson, will take place at Hubberholme Church on Saturday, June 4. There will be a workshop from 6pm to 7pm and a concert featuring Anna and Andreas at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from Megan on 760399.
Queen’s birthday: St Oswald’s Church, Arncliffe, will celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday next month, with a “timeline” display in church. It will highlight important events in the life of the church and the dale over the past nine decades. The intention is to include all baptisms and marriages. Anyone with photographs from the relevant period are asked to contact Tony on 770124.
Horticultural Society: Kettlewell and District Horticultural Society is encouraging children under 14 to grow their own vegetables and take them to the annual show in the village hall on August 28. The titles of the photographic classes are A Winter Scene and A Living Creature.
Wild Orchids: Kilnsey Park will be going Wild about Orchids for the next few weeks. From now until June 19, visitors can learn the story of the UK’s rarest orchid, The Lady’s Slipper, which was feared extinct until it was re-discovered in the Dales. The event is free but estate charges apply.
Community Centre: Saturday’s Eurovision sweepstake was won by Peter Occardi. He chose Ukraine and won £20. The community centre marked its fifth birthday on Saturday and more than 60 came to listen to the Beatles tribute band Twist and Shout. Despite technical problems, the group sang and played a good varied selection of 60s 70s and 80s music that was well received by the audience. A pie and peas supper was served at half time and a fifth birthday cake was baked by Muriel, Chris’s mum. The raffle prizes included a weekend stay at a B&B in Llandudno donated by donated by Mike and Diane Dean. Tonight, a group of ladies will enjoy a local walk, setting off from the centre at 7.30pm, it’s bacon butty morning on Saturday and the quilting group on Sunday. A free paediatric first course will be held at the community centre on Tuesday from 6.30pm to 9pm. It is suitable for all parents or carers. To book, contact the centre on 01729 840794.