Church News: Austwick Clapham and Eldroth Churches are open though the day on Sundays and Wednesdays for individual prayer. There are also services each Wednesday at 10.30am and alternate Sundays. Please see the noticeboards or visit:, for up to date information.

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Church Services & Events: Sunday 18th October Holy Communion Clapham 11.00am & Evening Prayer at Eldroth 6.30pm.

Austwick Afternoon Fellowship Group: Previously advertised October/November meetings cancelled. No meetings arranged until further notice.

Austwick Parish Council: The Meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Monday 19th October 2020 at 7.30 pm in Austwick Parish Hall. Time is given at the start of the meeting for electors to ask questions or make statements that relate to the work of the Council. Please contact the clerk if you would like to attend on or telephone 01729 823723.

Barnoldswick and Bracewell

Church services: Our worship Services will be on Wednesdays and Sundays, 10:00am both days at Holy Trinity. 11:30am each Sunday on Zoom - This will be reviewed monthly.

If you plan to come on a Sunday to the service at Holy Trinity, it would help us know how many to expect. Please ring the vicarage and leave a message if you intend to come at 01282 812028. There will of course be social distancing.

Praying together - night prayer: Continues each evening at 9pm on Facebook Live . You can view the recording at any time.

Church meeting: Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM/AGM) is planned to be held on 25th October after the service, depending on the latest Covid situation. A further update will be available in the next two weeks. All Electoral Roll members are invited to attend. Please call the above phone number if you would like to attend.


Six people from the BEST Climate Action group in Bentham – in solidarity with young people demonstrating all over the world on the same day - enjoyed a morning walk through the town from the Auction Mart to the middle of Low Bentham and back again.

They carried placards with slogans such as ‘Climate Chaos Ahead’, ‘If we save the bees they may save us’, ‘Cut The Waste’ and ‘Dinosaurs Didn’t See It Coming’.

Walking two metres apart, they wanted to encourage people to do what they can to respond to the damage people are doing to Planet Earth. The group thanked all those who showed their support and approval, some by sounding off their car horns.

Bolton Abbey

Church news: Rector’s Message for St Luke. Sunday is the feast day of St Luke the Evangelist. Not only did St Luke write one of the four Gospels but he is also credited with writing the Acts of the Apostles at the same time. He is therefore responsible for writing no less than one quarter of the New Testament. It is little wonder that he is often depicted as an ox given the burden he carried. However, in addition, the Gospel reading chosen for this feast day reminds us of the sending out of the disciples to prepare people for the coming of God’s Kingdom. We too share the same task in proclaiming the Kingdom of God today. Like the first disciples we find ourselves in difficult times but can take heart from St Luke that, whatever difficulties confront us in our earthly lives, God’s work will prevail. For the Church Sunday audio services, the weekly sheet and magazine please look at our website

To book for the Sunday 10.30 am service please ring 01756 710587.

Macmillan fundraising: Coffee morning now standing at £1,138 45. You can’t believe how amazed I am at your generosity. I am now in a position to say that we have beaten last year’s total of £1,103.15p and there is still a some to bank. A great big thank you to all those who have contributed to our virtual Macmillan Coffee Morning. The appeal will close shortly.

Cross Hills

A tennis marathon has netted over £420 for Manorlands.

Cross Hills Tennis Club chairman Jonathan Crossley and treasurer Joel Griffiths played for nine hours, against members, to serve up funds for the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice.

The duo began with a men’s doubles match at 9am and – fuelled by bananas, biscuits and cake – continued on court until 6pm.

Money was raised through donations at the club and online.

“A big ‘well done’ goes to them both – they played their hearts and legs out!” said a club spokesman. “The event replaced our annual fun day and allowed members to raise much-needed funds for Manorlands.”

Donations can still be made via Play is continuing in line with coronavirus guidelines.

Embsay with Eastby

Community Library: The Select and Collect library service is now operational. Ring the Community Library on 01756 700367 between 2-4pm on a Thursday afternoon and tell the volunteer what type of books you enjoy. Then collect your bundle from the Foyer area of the Village Hall between 2-4pm on Friday and 10-12 noon on Saturday.The Library itself is open as usual on a Friday and Saturday, please note the different times. Visits are socially distanced and contact secure and please remember to wear a mask at all times within the building.

Farnhill and Kildwick


Farnhill Parish Council meeting: The October meeting of Farnhill Parish Council will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 22nd. The meeting will be held behind closed doors but members of the public may attend remotely. Anyone wishing to join the meeting should contact the Secretary of the Council, Sue Harding-Hill, by emailing for login details.

Church services: There will be a lay-led service of informal worship at St. Andrew’s church this Sunday (18th) at 11am.

Evening Prayer will be live-streamed each Sunday at 4pm, via the KCB Facebook page (

If you would like to be kept in touch via regular e-mails, or if you would like the churches to pray for you specifically, please contact or

White Lion: The White Lion at Kildwick is now open but are advising tables be booked in advance. Please consult the pub’s Facebook page for further details.


Caroline Thompson. 01756 749235.

Church services: A service of Holy Communion will take place in St. Andrews church on Sunday at 8.a.m. followed by a Service of the Word at 10.45.a.m. The annual Church meeting will take place at with reports from the past year from the Parochial church council. A new Churchwarden member of the parochial church council and representative to the Deanery Synod will also be elected at the meeting.


St.Alkelda’s Church: Sunday 18th. There will be no Holy Communion service at 8.00. 9.30.a.m. Holy Communion.

Wednesday 21st. 9.30. a.m. Holy Communion.

Thursday 22nd. 9.45.a.m. The Rev. Julie Clarkson will host the regular weekly service of Morning Prayer in the Celtic tradition on Zoom. (Phone her on 01729 825955 for the link.)

Advance Notice: Our Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday 25th October. Gifts will support the Farming Community Network and the Skipton Food Bank. We are asked to contribute dry goods, tinned foodstuffs and similar suitable items, rather than the usual flowers, fruit and vegetables – though some of those will surely also be welcome.


Institute news: Glusburn Institute Community & Arts Centre reopened in September and many of our regular groups and activities have resumed. Weekly bookings include Pilates, Tai Chi, Zumba, Gentle Exercise, Weight Watchers, Watercolor Painting, Dog Training, Amore Dance and Expressions Drama. For pre-school children we have Kanga Tots, Toddle Up & Sign and Moo Music. For days, times and booking details for any of these sessions please contact the centre office on 01535 630 223, visit our website or our Facebook page. Alternatively, call into the centre to collect a timetable.


Grassington Hub 01756 752222

Ballet & Opera Season 2020: Grassington Devonshire Institute (Town Hall) presents a short season of ballet and opera in the main hall. Thursday 22nd October 7pm Giselle (ballet), Wednesday 11th November 6:45pm Manon Lescaut (opera), Tuesday 1st December 6:30pm Macbeth (opera) Thursday 10th December 7:15pm The Nutcracker (ballet). These are ‘live recorded’ performances from the Royal Opera House in London. Tickets £15 available from Grassington Hub, or the Town Hall’s website. 01756 752222

Visiting Grassington: Our shops, bars and cafes are open but please remember to respect the countryside and adhere to social distancing rules.

Grassington Hub: Open 10am – 12 noon Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday and 1pm – 3pm Wednesday only. Closed Thursday, Saturday & Sunday. Book collection and returns, tickets for Town Hall events, Wood Lane car park permits, photocopying & laminating. 01756 752222

Grassington Community Library: Select and collect library books service. Let us know the type of books you like and we’ll pick some for you for collection at a convenient time. We can also deliver books to those who are housebound, shielding or socially isolating. If you wish to return books, please leave them in the waterproof plastic tub to the right of the Hub front door. To find out more about any of these services call the Hub on 01756 752222 Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Prescription Delivery: For delivery of prescription medication from Boots pharmacy in Grassington please call Grassington Hub on 01756 752222. Deliveries Tuesday & Friday by local volunteers. Covering Grassington, all Upper Wharfedale Villages, Cracoe, Rylstone & Hetton.

Covid 19 Support Grant: For food and essentials, available for people who are self-isolating and unable to leave their home, and do not have family or friends who can help them. Eligibility criteria apply. To find out more, if you are eligible and to make a claim call Grassington Hub on 01756 752222

Would you like a weekly friendly phone call? One of our friendly volunteers will call you once a week for a chat. It will be the same person every week, so you’ll soon get to know them. If you or someone you know would be interested in this service call Grassington Hub on 01756 752222 and we’ll match you up with someone straightaway.


Methodist Church: This Sundays preacher is the Revd Tim Broughton. Service at the Chapel from 2pm. All welcome. Safety restrictions are in place Please remember to bring a mask.

St Aidan’s Church: Sunday Holy Communion Services are held at 09.30 for St Aidan’s Church and take place under the current revised measures. Messy Church will next be held on Sunday 1st November at 4.00pm. LInk available on facebook. This will be a Zoom event. Similarly, Zoom Morning Prayer takes place Monday to Friday and Bible Study every Tuesday. For more details contact

Institute: Coffee Mornings at the Institute/Village Hall are currently suspended. Table Tennis and Badminton are taking place, though there are currently no other sports or events planned until the ongoing Covid situation is reviewed. Contact Ken and Heather on 850845 for details and enquiries.


Caroline Thompson. 01756 749235

Church services: A service for the combined parishes of Horton, Stainforth and Langcliffe will take place in St. Oswalds church on Sunday at 10.30.a.m.

Harvest festival: A huge thanks to everyone who donated a large amount of fresh flowers and vegetables, some of them home-grown for the St. Oswalds Harvest festival and gift day last week. John Dawson provided an enjoyable farming related slideshow and afterwards the produce on display was swapped for donations and £214 was raised with a further £85 from the sale of marmalades and preserves – a total of £299 on the evening. Further generous cash donations were also received during the course of celebrating Harvest which was a welcome boost for church funds as like many other voluntary organisations and charities, four get-togethers and fundraising events had been cancelled and the financial future was looking bleak. The funds generated were amazing and people cannot be thanked enough for their generosity.

The service on 1st November at St.Oswalds church will commence at 6.30pm. Everyone is encouraged to light lanterns and bring these into the church for the service.


Swimming Pool Report: This has been a very strange year for all of us and for the first time in 86 years Ingleton Swimming Pool has not been able to open, however we have taken this opportunity to upgrade, improve and to install new features. The improvements to the entrance and new payment area will enable us to implement an approved one-way system; it will also give us a larger social and meeting area. Our plans for the new splash feature are taking shape and will be ready for next season, also all woodwork and gutters have been replaced and buildings and fences repainted. Looking back to the 2019 season, unfortunately we did not have the wonderful weather of the previous year so consequently both memberships and admissions were down and staff costs increased which resulted in a loss of approximately £10,000. But thanks to the great and generous support of our community with donations, grants and jumble sale revenue we have been able to break even. Although our prices have not been increased for several years the committee will need to address this for the future. The insurance issue for members is still unresolved, if we change our insurer to achieve the cover the fee will double. Regrettably we had a break-in, three intruders entered the pool area and removed equipment waiting to be installed, fortunately it was too heavy to carry so they hid it in the river. The police were informed and the equipment was recovered before the thieves could retrieve it. In the near future the committee will take pleasure in welcoming everyone to preview our improvements and we are looking forward to a fresh and exciting start to the 2021 season. We are planning for the worst and hoping for the best and we are determined to get back to a new normal and we thank you all for your continued support.

Ingleton Parish Council: Meeting held by Video Conference on 5 October 2020.

Police Report: Cllr Mckenzie had commented in an email to the other Councillors on the rise in thefts in the local area. The Chairman asked for all residents to be vigilant and call the police when incidents occur.

Questions/items for attention raised by members of the public: Two local business owners asked for greater public affirmation from the Parish Council stating support for the extension of dining areas into the road on the High Street by three local businesses. Cllr Gaunt queried why the parking restrictions were necessary over the winter. It was maintained by the business owners that the space was needed to make the numbers of customers served viable and was a very necessary relief to the problems of running a business with social distancing. Cllr Gaunt had been approached by nearby shop owners and two members of the public about the reduction in parking and the possible effect on other businesses and was concerned about possible difficulties to disabled or elderly residents especially during the winter. The Chairman suggested the removal of current restrictions on the spaces near Inglesport and Cllr Gaunt agreed that might help, and the two members of the public agreed this would be acceptable. The Parish Council fully supports local business and is well aware of the importance of attracting visitors to the area while keeping in mind the needs of residents.

Park/Toilets/Pump Track: The Clerk confirmed that the annual inspection by the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) had been completed, there were some repairs needed to the surface. The toddlers’ swing had been repaired. RoSPA carried out their annual inspection this month and the report confirmed general good condition, a few signs of wear on Tarmac to be monitored. The inspector had commended the Parish Council on the general good condition.

Community Centre: Cllr Gaunt commented that the arrangements at the Community Centre for the flu injections were very well organised and the Clerk will pass this on to the Centre Manager. The Clerk reported that according to Library Services usage of the library were at 65% of pre Covid. Since the introduction of mandatory mask wearing the Clerk regretted to report the loss of another volunteer who had difficulties with full time mask wearing.

Riverside Project: The Clerk confirmed the substance of the email received from Rima Berry at Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT). It had become apparent that due to the project not creating new employment, YDMT maintained that this meant the grant application with the RDPE was unlikely to succeed. It was agreed to instruct YDMT to withdraw the grant application to RDPE and continue with the necessary work of getting the project grant ready, as YDMT had advised that it was likely that funding could be accessed from other sources.

Reports from District, County and Parish Councillors: Cllr Lis reported that recycling dropped 43 per cent due to people contaminating bins with inappropriate refuse. He confirmed that the cost to CDC and taxpayers last month for rejected loads was £16k which was disappointing. Some funds will be available for education of the public of the subsequent cost when recycling bins are contaminated. The Councillor also regretted to report 19 incidents of flytipping recently which was very concerning. He emphasised that targets for recycling need to recover to previous levels. Cllr Emsley queried the cost of pickup of large items for disposal by CDC now costing £34. Cllr Lis confirmed that these costs are likely to remain and unfortunately necessary.

Other Matters: Cllr Emsley reported on an incident of a loose dog knocking over children in field adjacent to the Pump Track and the dog owner stating her belief that the area was a ‘dog field’. Cllr Gaunt reported that the field was well used by dog owners and many dogs were off leash and confirmed she had come across used dog bags in the stream and that there was evidence of dog waste on the field. The Chairman suggested that if people were abusing the field it should be closed. It was agreed the Clerk should write to NYCC to ask what actions they would take and consider closing off the field.

Adult Fitness Equipment: Cllr McGonnigal had done some research on equipment and the possible costs of installing such equipment in the park, but he believed that space near the iCentre was possibly a better option. The Chairman felt we should concentrate on our current project (Riverside Project) before embarking on another. He suggested there could be an opportunity for business engagement and sponsorship on this.

Next meeting: The next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Monday 2 November at 7pm, via Zoom.


Church news: Local folk may have been surprised by the signs of much activity at Holy Ascension last Friday - a baptism and a wedding took place but Revd Julie Clarkson, our priest, didn’t officiate. The church building had been hired by a film company making an advert. Rumour has it that it’s an advert for Irish whiskey but no other details are known.

Canon John Bearpark and his wife Dorothy have been much loved and valued members of our church family for almost 20 years. Last Thursday they celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. Sadly we were unable to celebrate with them but we send them our love and congratulations.

Today, Thursday 15 October, Revd Julie Clarkson invites you to join her for Morning Prayer at 9.45am via Zoom. Please ask her for the link.

Last Sunday Revd Paul Fisher led the 11am service of Holy Communion, Revd Julie preached and Graham Toft, our organist, played with his usual enthusiasm. You can watch this service on Settle Church’s Facebook page.

On Sunday 18 October Revd Stephen Dawson leads the 8am Holy Communion service. We welcome Jan Michael to lead Morning Worship at 11am. This service will be ‘live streamed’ or later at: