AUSTWICK: Derek and Celia Coultherd, 015242 51215
Church Fellowship: The Church Fellowship will meet on Wednesday at 1.30pm in the church when Paul Fisher will play a medley of music on the organ.
Women’s Institute: At the June meeting of Austwick WI, Trish Bugeja entertained with a selection of her Eggstrordinary Eggs. She described how she became interested in decorating eggs and demonstrated how she embellishes duck, geese, ostrich, rhea and emu eggs. The meeting on July 14 will be a “garden meeting” at Beck House courtesy of Gwen and Graham Cleverly.
Bowling Club: Austwick Bowling Club was away to Slaidburn last week and lost by four games to three and 88 points to 81. On Saturday, Ingleton hosted the Home Guard Trophy, which is a round robin where everyone plays everyone else. The home side won with 166 points, Austwick came second with 153 points. Bentham and Burton in Lonsdale both had 127 points. Sunday saw a club competition – the Triangle Trophy. J Simpson was the winner and B Heath runner up.
Church news: On Sunday, there will be a 9.30am Holy Communion at Austwick, an 11am family communion and baptism at Clapham, a 6.45pm Evensong at Keasden and a 7pm Evensong at Eldroth.

Rotary club: NHS Foundation Trust volunteer governor for West Craven, Val Kimberley, told Barnoldswick and Earby Rotarians about her role and responsibilities. She provided a link between the community and the hospital. One of the questions put to her was about the difficulties of parking at Airedale. She said that parking was being organised in-house and should be easier this summer, with 80 extra spaces in the west car park and a barrier system under which patients and visitors will be charged for the length of time they stay.
St Andrew’s: On Sunday, the preacher at the 10.30am service will be the Rev Peter Wightman and at 6pm, the Rev Wilfred Robinson. A prayer hour will be held on Monday from 10am and on Friday, toddlers meet from 9.30am with a bible study from 7.30pm.

Priory Church: The Priory Church will only be partly open until further notice as the new lighting scheme progresses. The church is fully open during the weekends. During June. it is running a photographic competition for visitors to Bolton Abbey. Each week the photographs will be judged and the winner will receive a prize. Please send your entries to with a note of your name and a caption. 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 and this week it will include the Ministry of Healing.
Concerts: On Saturday at 7pm, Cantores Olicanae will present A Summer Serenade at the Priory Church. It will be a mix of choral music for a lighthearted summer evening with Alan Horsey as conductor. There will also be music from Geoff Cloke, trumpet, and the Robert Sudall Jazz Trio. Tickets are £12 from The Grove Music Shop and on the door. Next Saturday, June 25, at 7.30pm in the Priory Church there will be a concert with Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, entitled Simple Gifts. The programme will include Songs of Freedom, a moving organ piece played by Alan Horsey, five Negro spirituals and The Armed Man which is a powerful and compelling account of the consequences of war. Tickets are available from 01756 710586 or on the door at £12.

BRADLEY: Liz Zieboll, 01535 636369
Women’s Institute: Bradley WI will meet on Monday when, weather permitting, members will have an historic walk around the village led by Michael Walmsley. Please arrive for a prompt 7pm start from the village hall.
Charity concert: You are invited to the Bradley Methodist Church Charity Concert on Saturday. It starts at 7pm in the schoolroom. Tickets cost £5 and £2.50 for children aged over two years and are available from Bradley School, the village shop or on the door. Two charities will benefit from the proceeds – Cancer Research UK and March For Mangoes, set up to support the Kambe Timboni Community in Kenya. There will be a variety of local performers, including the school, village musicians and members of Skipton Amateur Theatre Group.
Bradley Show: The newly extended Bradley Show, to be held on September 3-4, needs your support. There are a variety of roles including programme secretary, raffle secretary, poultry steward, duck race organiser, first aider and gate stewards. If you are able to help, add your name to the list of jobs, which is at the village store. New for this year will be a fun dog show and the show classes will be open to everyone.
Film Club: The next showing from Film Club will be Dirty Dancing (15), on Thursday, June 30, at 7pm. This will be a fundraiser for Friends of Bradley School, so a small donation would be appreciated.
School news: Congratulations to the year five and six cricket team who played in the semi-finals at Settle and came second. 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. The school is collecting the Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers.
Parish council: The parish council will meet on Tuesday in the village hall from 7.30pm.
Sky dive: Bradley resident Derek Wrathall is planning to do a sky dive on Saturday, August 20, and is looking for people who would be willing to sponsor him. Proceeds will go to the Army Benevolent Fund.

BURNSALL: Ed Williams, 01756 720335
Handel’s Messiah: There will be a performance of Handel’s Messiah on Sunday at 7pm at St Wilfrid’s, Burnsall. The soloists are truly amazing. Jen Dakin who sings the soprano solos, has broadcast for BBC television and radio. The contralto, Hannah Mason, will sing in 2016 with English National Opera in their productions of The Magic Flute and Akhnaten. Bass is John Cunningham who recently made his debut at Royal Opera House Covent Garden in Don Carlo. The main star is the tenor, Bonaventura Bottone, who is an operatic tenor who has performed at many of the world’s leading opera houses. The main aim of the evening is to raise funds for St Wilfrid’s Roof Fund. Admission is £15 for adults and £5 for under 16s. There is also a chance to sing in the chorus – more details on the Grassington Festival website.

St Mary’s: St Mary’s Coffee Pot will be open from 2pm to 4pm tomorrow. A service of Bread, Wine and Worship will be held on Sunday at 11am.
Quiz night: A quiz night will be held at The Swan Inn on Wednesday at 8.30pm. Admission is £1, including supper, with cash prizes available.
Film night: A film night will be held at the village hall next Sunday, June 26. The featured film will be Before I Go To Sleep (15), a drama/thriller starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. Doors open at 7pm for the screening at 7.30pm. Admission is £4

CLAPHAM: Rory-Joe Daniels, 015242 51135
Church news: St James’ Church will host Craven Accordion Orchestra on Saturday, July 2, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5, including refreshments, with free admission for accompanied children under 14. Tickets are available from Liz Mason on 51319, Sue Mann on 51792 or from Clapham Village Store.
Heritage project: Boskins, binks and bressumers is the title of two courses which are part of the Stories in Stone, a programme of community heritage projects developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. On Saturday, July 9, there will be an introduction to vernacular architecture and on Sunday, July 10, an introduction to drawing vernacular building. Both will take place in Clapham Village Hall and cost £10 each. Places are limited and for more details, contact Hannah Rose, the Stories in Stone administrator, on 015242 51002 or at

Young Farmers: Last Tuesday Coniston Cold Young Farmers met at Dry Rigg Quarry at Helwith Bridge. Members were shown how a modern gritstone quarry operates alongside the natural environment of great crested newts and a colony of sand martins. Members also visited Arcow Quarry next door to look at the new railhead recently constructed to ease heavy traffic through local towns and villages. Freddie Howarth thanked quarry managers Mik Cardus, Mick Lambert and foreman Carl for a very interesting visit.
St Peter’s: On Sunday, the congregation will attend an Evensong at Kirkby Malham, with Ripon Cathedral Choir, from 3.30pm.

CONONLEY: Joan Nicholson, 01535 630872
St John’s: On Sunday, the services will be 8am Holy Communion (Prayer Book) led by the vicar, the Rev Dr John Peet, and, at 11am, a service of Morning Prayer, led by the Rev Marcus Pattern, during which there will children’s activities. There will be a house group meeting on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

New 2U: As well as their spring/summer range of new and pre-loved clothes and household items, New 2U has adopted Media as its June theme. This includes CD players, DVD players, speaker sets, PC games, CDs, DVDs and vinyl records. Based in St Andrew’s, Walton Street, the charity shop is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm and Saturdays from 10am to noon.
Companions: Cowling Companions are organising an outing to Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle on July 28, leaving Cowling at 9.30am and Cross Hills at 9.45am. The cost is £15.50 for members and £17.50 for non-members, and a reduced entry fee into Bowes of £7 per person. Please call 01535 635550 for more details and to submit your names. You can also leave your name and payment at the next Wednesday drop-in on July 6. All payments in advance please.

Coffee morning: The Friends of Manorlands will hold a coffee morning at Cross Hills Village Centre on Saturday from 9.30am to 11.30am. Cake and craft stalls will feature.

DRAUGHTON: Jane Markham, 01756 711305
St Augustine’s Church: On Sunday, the Holy Communion service will start at 11.15am.
Parish council: The next meeting of the parish council will be held on Wednesday. The notice and agenda are published on the noticeboards and on the website –

EARBY: David Hartley, 01282 711305
St Peter’s: There will be a beetle drive and quiz tomorrow from 7pm. Light refreshments will be served and cost is £2 for adults and £1 for children. The service at 10.30am on Sunday will be a parade service led by the Rev David Edmondson. There will be a gentle exercise class at 1.30pm on Monday. The next Songs of Praise service will be at 4pm next Sunday, June 26.

EMBSAY-WITH-EASTBY: Andrew Wilson, 01756 790197
Garden party: The annual vicarage garden party takes place on Saturday between 2pm and 4pm. There will be fun for all the family with games, cream teas, a raffle and stalls selling books, gifts, toys and homemade cakes. All are welcome and the proceeds will go the St Mary’s Church.
Embsay churches: On Sunday, St Mary’s Church will hold a Family Communion service at 9.30am while the Methodist Chapel’s 10.30am service will be led by the Rev Peter Gray. On Tuesday, St Mary’s will hold a quiet Communion service at 10.30am, with tea and coffee served afterwards and from 2pm to 4pm the church is open for tea, coffee, home baking and conversation. The toddler praise, Smiley Faces, takes place at St Mary’s on Fridays during term time between 1.45pm and 3.15 pm. This is for pre-school children and parents, grandparents and carers.
Hall committee: The village hall committee will hold its June meeting on Monday at 7pm in the village hall supper room.
Shoppers’ bus: Keelham Farm Shop is running a free Shopper Hopper bus service between Embsay and the Skipton shop every Thursday. It will leave the village hall at 10.03am, 11.28am, 12.58pm and 2.23pm and help will be provided should you need it. There will also be pick-up points at the end of Brackenley Lane and at Crossbank.
Steam railway: The Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway is offering a very special Father’s Day treat – a cab ride behind one of its large main line diesel locomotives. For just £40, dad can be given a Father’s Day to remember with a cab ride over the whole length of the railway line. There will also be a buffet car service. Passengers pay once and can ride all day. To book a ticket, visit the railway’s website.
Carpet bowls: The carpet bowls club meets every Monday and Friday between 10.15am and 12.15pm in the village hall. New members are always welcome and the club provides all the necessary equipment.

FARNHILL AND KILDWICK: Joyce Wood, 01535 635880
St Andrew’s Church: On Sunday, there will be services of Holy Communion at 8.15am and at 10am and the church will be open to visitors from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, 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 at the home of Joyce Wood on Wednesday at 2pm.
Coffee morning: At the Methodist coffee morning on Saturday, £126 was raised for the Salvation Army and £32 for the Gambia Schools Trust
Summer fair: The Grand Kildwick Summer Fair will take place next Saturday, June 25, from noon to 3pm.

GARGRAVE: Sally Jennings, 01756 748098
Coffee morning: The Lancaster and Skipton Rail User Group (LASRUG) will hold its annual coffee morning on Saturday between 10am and nnoon in Gargrave Village Hall. There will be stalls selling cakes, plants and books along with a raffle. All donations will be greatly appreciated. Proceeds will go towards improving the Bentham Line service.
St Andrew’s: On Sunday, St Andrew’s Church will hold a Communion by Extension at 8am followed by URC Holy Communion at 10.45am.
Hall bingo: A bingo session will be held in the village hall annexe on Wednesday from 7.30pm. Entry is free and tea and biscuits will be served during the interval. Books are priced at 80p and there are prizes for both a line and full house. There is also a flyer at the end of the evening with a cash prize on offer for a line, two lines and full house. Everyone is welcome
Garden party: A garden party in aid of the NSPCC will take place at Taira Gardens, Church Street, Gargrave, on Saturday, July 9, between 2pm and 4pm. Tickets can be obtained from Poppyfields or committee members.
Football Club: Gargrave Football Club will hold its annual general meeting in the cricket pavilion on Monday at 7pm. Players’ signing-on forms will be available and anyone not wishing to stay for the meeting can complete these from 6.45pm. The minimum age for playing is 16. The club currently plays in the Premier Division of the Craven League. For further information or to arrange to fill in a registration form, contact Caroline on 07989 585564.

GIGGLESWICK: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639
Parish council: The council agreed to make a start with a draft Community Emergency Plan, after Robin Derry, senior emergency planning officer with the NYCC Emergency Planning Unit, was invited to give a presentation. A risk assessment for the village will be the first thing to draft and the council would like to hear from parishioners willing to volunteer to help if ever an emergency were to happen. People with certain skills and knowledge or space to put up people are encouraged to contact the clerk, Marijke Hill. The next parish council meeting will be held on July 12 at 7.30pm in the parish room.
Theatre events: On Saturday, Tom Figgins will perform at the Richard Whiteley Theatre. His music has begun to establish a regular fan base and is starting to be heard on Radio 2 and BBC Introducing. He will appear at the Isle of Wight Festival later in the year. On Tuesday, June 28, at 1pm and Wednesday, June 29, at 7.30pm, Giggleswick pupils will present Honk! Based on one of the world’s favourite fairytales, Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, Ugly is born a duckling but is soon becomes clear that he is no ordinary duck. After finding himself lost on a nearby marsh in the middle of a duck-shoot, he embarks on an odyssey through the countryside, meeting a battery of colourful characters and finding himself, and love, along the way. For tickets, call 01729 893180 or visit
Stay and play: On Monday, the junior department of Giggleswick School will host a stay and play session for under fives between 10am and 11am. To reserve a place, contact 01729 893000.
St Alkelda’s: The annual garden party will take place at Rose Cottage on Saturday, July 9, at 2pm. There will be country dancing by pupils from Giggleswick Primary School as well as teas, stalls, treasure hunt, tombola and face painting.

GRASSINGTON: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605
Coffee morning: Grassington Players will be serving coffee and cakes at Church House on Saturday from 9.30am.
Guided walk: The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority invite all walkers to join their archaeologist on a 4.3-mile walk to explore the lead mining remains on Grassington Moor. The walk will take place on Saturday from 2pm to 5pm and participants should park up Moor Lane at Yarnbury. For more information, call 01756 752691.
Gills Top: Gills Top care home, on Scar Street, will present an afternoon of reminiscences today from 1.30pm.
Festival service: The Grassington Festival act of worship will be held in the town hall on Sunday at 10am. The festival itself starts tomorrow and runs to July 2.

HELLIFIELD: Ken Leak, 01729 850845
Flower Club: Judy Walker from Bramhope was the demonstrator at the June meeting of North Craven Flower Club with her interpretation of Friends in High Places. The club also staged an informal competition for members to bring with them A Posy Fit for a Queen. Due to the July outing to Holehird Gardens at Windermere, the next demonstration at Hellifield Institute will be on August 11. For further details, call 01729 822558.
Beer festival: The fourth annual Hellifield beer festival will take place at the Black Horse tomorrow and Saturday between noon to 11pm. There will be 30 real ales, and 10 ciders on offer. Entry is £5.50 and all proceeds are in aid of good causes.
Women’s Institute: The WI will enjoy an outing to Coffee and Clay in Skipton today. For details, contact Karen Dunwoodie on 851070.
Walking Group: The Walking Group will meet at Aherne’s car park on Sunday at 12.30pm. The walk will be a moderate seven miles (four hours) led by Julie Moorhouse, who can be contacted on 850230. If it rains, an alternative low level walk from Coniston Cold, covering an easy four miles (two hours) will be taken. All are welcome. The July walk will be in the Long Preston area, led by Joan Townson (841144).
Afternoon tea: St Aidan’s will host afternoon tea on the lawn next Saturday, June 25, from noon to 4pm to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday. It will feature scones, cakes and strawberries and cream.
Age Concern: The Age Concern Luncheon Club meets at various venues on Fridays. Numbers of people attending should be given to Ellen by the Wednesday morning. For details of Age Concern activities contact Ellen on 850864.

HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE: Caroline Thompson, 01756 749235
Show meeting: Members of Horton-in-Ribblesdale Show Committee met recently and catering arrangements were made for the event. The Friends of Horton Primary School will provide on-field catering, while Mrs Huddleston will co-ordinate the refreshments for the judges’ lunches in the village hall. It was decided not to hold a baking disaster class this year and that the maximum age for the young handlers’ classes would remain at under 16. Exhibitors in the indoor classes will be asked to indicate on their entry forms if they would like their entries to be auctioned off after the prizegiving to raise funds for the show. The entertainment for children will include a bouncy castle. Committee members heard that a few bookings had been received from people wishing to hire their marquee for private events. The next meeting will take place on August 16 at 7pm.
St Oswald’s: A successful fundraising event was held recently at Langcliffe Institute when the members and friends of the congregation at St Oswald’s Church served afternoon teas. A total of £474.50 was raised for church funds. The church service on Sunday — the fourth after Trinity — will be held at 10.30am and will be for the three parishes of Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Stainforth and Langcliffe. The preacher will be David Towers.
Gala thanks: Members of Horton-in-Ribblesdale Village Hall Gala Committee would like to thank everyone who gave donations, helped with arrangements or attended the gala on June 4. The event was a success.

INGLETON: Sue Brown, 015242 41835
Parish council: At the start of the June meeting of Ingleton Parish Council, all members agreed that Cllr Weaire should be reappointed as chairman. A member of the public had highlighted the practice of various organisations and individuals of fixing banners to the viaduct without permission of the owners. It was agreed that this could not be countenanced by the parish council. Quotations had been received for crown lifting a beech tree on the Brow and it was agreed to accept the one from G Charlesworth. Cllr Brown complained about the uneven pavement near the Main Street entrance to the community centre and it was agreed that the clerk should approach Yorkshire Water to request action. It was also agreed that the clerk should contact Highways to ascertain when work would be carried out on the marked potholes on Main Street. The clerk reported that new stage curtains had been purchased for the community centre and many of the skylights had been re-sealed. Cllr Metcalfe informed members that the B4RN project for Chapel-le-Dale was moving ahead. A quotation from J Morphet to empty the bin at the pump track for £6 per week plus VAT was accepted by the meeting. Quotations for maintenance and the buying of a shed for tools were also accepted. Various signs were discussed for the future and it was also agreed that a self closing spring would be attached to the pedestrian gate at the Low Demesne end of the site to prevent young cyclists shooting out into the road. Cllr Brown reported that the swimming pool had had an excellent start to the season with a very busy first week.

St Mary’s Church: There is a service of communion on Sunday, starting at 11am.

LANGCLIFFE: Helen Jarvis, 01729 825303
Church news: The fundraising committee wishes to thank everyone who supported the fundraising events held in the institute. There was a great atmosphere and the following amounts were taken; tombola £84, craft stall £45, mouse hunt £20 and teas £436. After all expenses had been paid, a grand total of £537 was raised. The winner of the mouse hunt was Amie Greer-Todd.

Young Farmers: Lawkland Young Farmers would like to thank the Cowperthwaite family for giving them a tour around Tennant Gill Farm and Mr and Mrs Richards for hosting a night on sheepdogs.

SETTLE: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639
Railway walks: The Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Railway have two walks planned for this weekend. On Saturday, there will be a walk from Dent to Sedbergh via Dales Way. This is an 11-mile moderate walk leaving Dent Station at 10.16am and using a service bus to return to Dent Station. On Sunday there is a nine-mile strenuous Swaledale walk. This leaves Ribblehead at 10.28am and connects with a service bus to Keld and returns by bus from Gunnerside. No reservation is needed. There are also free guided walking tours around the Ribblehead Viaduct site and the Blea Moor Tunnel on Wednesdays, June 22 and 29. To join the tour, meet at the Heritage Centre on Ribblehead Station at 10.25am. Participants should wear stout footwear and bring warm and waterproof clothing. For more details, visit
Settle Orchestra: Settle Orchestra’s summer concerts will feature three outstanding young soloists who are past or present members of the orchestra — Ellen Buller (flute), Patrick Martin (trombone) and Max Heaton (marimba). The concerts will take place at Christ Church, Skipton on Saturday and Richard Whiteley Theatre, Giggleswick on June 25. Both concerts start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £11 and are available from orchestra members, Cave and Crag, Settle, High Bentham Post Office, Settle Music, Skipton Camera Centre or by e-mailing or contacting 01729 825806.
Settle Brownies: The 1st Settle Brownies have vacancies for seven to nine-year-olds. They meet every Thursday for a range of fun activities. For details contact, 07881 750582.
Folk club: The Three Peaks Folk Club is hosting a charity night at Settle Social Club on Saturday. Guest performers will be Martin Francis and The Phoenix Ceilidh Band. The evening starts at about 8.30pm and there is free entry with a collection in aid of Scholarships for Street Kids. All are welcome.
Fiddle workshops: The second in a series of folk fiddle workshops will take place at Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate on Saturday from 2pm-5pm. The cost for the workshop is £20 and it is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning how to play the fiddle in “folk style” (as opposed to classical violin) and an ability to read music is not essential. The fee will cover tuition by a qualified and experienced professional, refreshments and copies of both sheet music and recordings to take home to use to practise. For further details, e-mail
Messy church: Messy church goes “on safari” to Malham Tarn on Sunday. Transport leaves St John’s Church at 2.30pm. There will be a chance to share a picnic and enjoy the outdoors. It is suggested that participants wear tough clothing and sensible shoes or wellies. To book a place contact 01729 825285 or 07740 493863 or e-mail
Photographic Group: Settle Photographic Group will meet on Monday for a discussion night on the topic of “What do we do with our Images?” This will take place at 7.30pm at Townhead Court and it is hoped that the discussion will include a pooling of ideas for collating, organising and viewing photographs. The theme for the gallery will be Reflections.
The Folly: There are plans afoot at The Folly and everyone is invited to take time out on Monday between 3pm and 8pm to find out more at a drop-in session. This is your opportunity to help shape the future of Settle’s only Grade I listed building and to examine plans to transform the building into a major heritage and arts attraction and community facility. Come along and have your say and share your ideas and feedback.
Gallery on the Green: The gallery is staging an exhibition of silk paintings by local artist Christine Carradice. The countryside of the Dales – the limestone crags, green fields, drystone walls, barns, farmhouses and flowers – have all been captured on silk. Please note that this exhibition has now been extended to July 30.
Operatic Society: Following an informal get-together, Settle Amateur Operatic Society begins auditions for its annual performance. This year it will perform Andrew Lloyd Webber’s first musical, The Likes of Us, which is the story of Dr Barnardo. It will hold workshop sessions in the parish hall of St Mary and St Michael on Kirkgate, at 7pm on Monday and Wednesday. All are welcome.
Voices of Craven: The Voices of Craven: Communities in Chorus is a project which has brought together various singing groups under the direction of Tom Leech, the director of the Diocese of Leeds singing programme. A number of events by local professional soloists and musicians are taking place throughout the month culminating in a grand finale where all will perform together. Tickets are available via 01756 7488080. On Wednesday, there will be an evening of community singing at Holy Ascension Church, Settle, with John Bell of the Iona Community. The Grand Finale is a concert at Giggleswick School Chapel next Saturday, June 25, which will feature local choirs and a small orchestra.
Settle Pool: Settle Pool will hold its annual general meeting at the Friends Meeting House next Friday, June 24, at 7pm. This meeting is open to all.
Victoria Hall: Next Friday, June 24, there will be a performance by the six-piece folk, roots and rock ‘n’ roll combo, the Jon Palmer Acoustic Band. The line-up includes guitars, mandolin, whistle, double bass, violin and drums and everyone sings! On July 2, there is a return performance by popular Bradford band, Wilful Missing, which will be promoting its new CD album Unsinkable Sailor. The new songs feature subjects from Hannah Hauxwell to phosphate mining via Scottish independence and new babies. The feedback from the recent album launch has been that the Wilfuls have “never sounded better”. For details and tickets, contact 01729 825718.
Settle Stories: Settle Stories will welcome renowned Belgian storyteller and musician, Iwan Kushka, to the town next Friday, June 24. He will present True Moon Tales — a story-concert for adults — accompanied by guitarist William Benzies and violinist Becky Doe. The event will take place at the Royal Oak at 7.30pm. Iwan will also hold a workshop next Saturday. For more information, visit
Flower Pot Festival: Everyone is invited to help brighten up the town ready for the annual flowerpot festival in July. The festival aims to involve local organisations, businesses and individuals in the hope of raising a smile by decorating the town with quirky flowerpot characters. If you would like to take part and have any queries or need some help then contact 01729 824431 or 07739 144732. It is hoped to have all displays in place by next Saturday, June 25, so that a full town trail can be drawn up.
Silent auction: A silent auction will be held at Castlebergh Drill Hall next Saturday, June 25, between 11am and 5pm. The auction provides a chance to invest not only in a piece of art but also in the future of the young people in the town. Settle Scouts are currently fundraising to improve their Drill Hall premises to help not only local scouts but to also make them available to the community. They’ve teamed up with a number of local prominent and renowned artists for a special event. There will be refreshments served throughout the day and arts and crafts for young people.
TRAMPS: The next foreign film session at Victoria Hall will take place on Wednesday, June 29, when the film will be Le Meraviglie (The Wonders). This will be in Italian with English subtitles. The film focuses on the life of a family living a back to nature existence in rural Tuscany and how the arrival of a film crew from a TV reality show disrupts their life. The show starts at 7.45pm and admission is £5.
Coffee Pot: Each Tuesday St John’s Methodist Church holds a coffee pot session with homemade 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 July 5 is Guide Dogs for the Blind. This is a UK charity set up in 1931 and the Settle branch is now in its fourth year of trading.
Quiet Day: A day of reflection for ordinary people and open to all will be held at St John’s Methodist Church next Saturday, June 25, from 10am-3.30pm. It will be a gentle space in which to be still rather than silent, using words, music, a walk, images, Bible and hymns. A packed lunch is required, but tea and coffee will be provided. There is no charge but donations are welcome towards the costs. For more details, ring Katharine Cheney on 01756 794885.

SILSDEN: Linda Berry, 01535 654643
Gala procession: Entry forms are available for this year’s gala procession. Why not get together with a group of friends and join in. Classes are: vehicular floats, gala queens and walking groups. There is a form on the gala facebook page ‘Silsden gala’ for anyone interested. The gala will be held on Sunday, July 31 and entries need to be in by July 1.
Proms on the Farm: The Proms on the Farm team are readying themselves for the 2016 edition of their successful take on the Last Night of the Proms. It will take place on Saturday, July 23, with the field open for people to get prepared at 2pm and the music starting at 7pm. Tickets are £10 and can be purchased from Twiggs newsagents or by phoning 01535 654509. Awning space must be pre-booked. Music will be provided by the Ripon City Band playing the prom favourites and featuring soloist Sarah Halstead. Also performing will be the Sultans of Swing and The Big Bang. All proceeds will go to Sue Ryder’s Manorlands Hospice and the Methodist Church.
Taster evening: A free taster evening, Learn Counselling Skills, will held at Silsden Clinic at 6pm on July 11. For more details, contact 01535 657766.
Father’s Day special: Silsden AFC will hold a Father’s Day special at the Sports Club on Sunday from noon. There will be a resident DJ and the band will perform at about 3pm. Tickets are £6 in advance or £7 on the door and include a pie and peas supper. Performing will be Forever Mod, a three-piece live band who will play classic and revival covers from the Jam, the Who, Small Faces, the Kinks, Secret Affair, the Lambrettas and many more. Tickets are limited to the first 150 and are available from
Car boot sale: Silsden AFC will also host a car boot sale both this Sunday and next Sunday on the ground opposite Aldi. There is a lot of space for both buyers and sellers to park.

Christ Church: Family Eucharist will be celebrated in Christ Church on Sunday 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, a period of talk, activities and refreshment for accompanied young children in Christ Church Hall. Christ Church Brownies meet on Wednesdays between 6.15pm and 7.30pm. Settle Orchestra will perform its summer concert in Christ Church at 7.30pm on Saturday.
Happy Bundays WI: A demonstration by the Body Shop was enjoyed and members were able to sample skin care and facial products. The next meeting of the new WI is at Champions Church on Monday at 8pm when Lisa Milnor will lead a Mindfulness session. Visitors and new members most welcome.
Holy Trinity: On Sunday, there will be a Holy Communion at 8am, a Parish Communion service at 9.45am and a special service to mark Refugee Week at 6pm, which will include hymns, readings and talks by some of the refugees themselves. On Tuesday the Toddle into Church activities for babies and pre-school children are in the Vestry Rooms between 2pm and 3pm. On Wednesday there is Holy Communion at 10.45am.
Rare books: Rare books, including 300-year-old including bibles, maps and the chronicles that Shakespeare consulted for his history plays, will be on view to the public at Skipton Library on Wednesday from 6pm-7pm. There will be a short talk at 6.15pm and refreshments will be available. All are welcome.
Oddfellows: There will be two events at the Three Links Club this weekend. On Saturday night there will be a horse race night. Six races will be shown on the big screen. Visitors are welcome. On Sunday, there will be country and western music from Amy Morgan. Entry is £3. For further information contact Derek Stansfield on 07450 191561.

Methodist Church: Steeton Methodist Church will be serving cream teas on Saturday from 2pm-4pm. There will be a cake stall, a book stall, fancy goods and a raffle. Entrance is £3, which includes tea and scone with jam and cream. Proceeds will go towards new windows for the church.

THORNTON-IN-LONSDALE: Paula Kendall, 015242 42390 and Rosemary Hartley, 015242 42207
Cream tea: A strawberry cream tea will be held at 4 Green Cottages, Lower Westhouse, on Saturday from 2pm-4pm. Proceeds will go to the Air Ambulance.
Guided walk: Please join the Westhouse Walk next Sunday, June 26. The guided walk is part of the Overground Underground Festival and is a robust 5.6 miles. The registration and starting point is Uncle Jeremy’s Household shop in Ingleton at noon. The walk is free and you can bring a picnic lunch to enjoy along the way.
Coffee morning: A coffee morning will be held at Westhouse Chapel on Wednesday, June 29, from 10am to noon.
Flower festival: A flower festival will be held at St Oswald’s Church from July 1-3. Please come along and see the wonderful floral displays. Cream teas will be served each day.

Hall dance: The Mark Kitto Band will provide the music at the next monthly dance at the community hall tomorrow at 8pm. Admission is £6, which includes supper.
Band concert: The hugely popular Slaidburn Silver Band will return with its summer concert next Sunday, June 26, at 2.30pm. Admission is £4, which includes tea and cream scone.

UPPER WHARFEDALE: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605
Birthday exhibition: St Oswald’s Church, Arncliffe, is staging an exhibition to mark the 90th birthday of The Queen. It showcases the many celebrations that have been held at the church over the past nine decades, including baptisms and weddings. Entry is free, but donations are invited towards the tower fund.
Friends meeting: The trustees of the Friends of Arncliffe School will hold a meeting to agree the dissolution of the charity. It will take place at the Queen’s Arms, Litton, on Tuesday at 7.30pm.
Whist drive: The Halton Gill Reading Room will host a whist drive on the first Wednesday of the month at 2pm throughout the summer and autumn. Admission is £2, which includes refreshments and a a strip of raffle tickets. Proceeds go to the upkeep of the building.
Guided walk: A free eight-mile guided walk in search of the Bird’s Eye Primrose will be led by Yorkshire Dales Society chairman Mark Corner. It will take place on Saturday and will follow the Dales Way to Buckden before going through Eshber Wood and Knuckle Bone Pasture. Meet at the Blue Bell Inn, Kettlewell, at 10.30am.
Quarry walk: There will be an opportunity to view and walk around Threshfield Quarry on Wednesday from 10am-1pm. The event has been organised by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and visitors should meet at the quarry entrance.

Community Centre: The Queen’s Birthday Party went ahead on Saturday, despite the rain. Residents caught up with friends and neighbours, ate lots of nice food, and enjoyed celebrating Her Majesty’s special birthday. Today’s ladies walk will meet at Long Preston Station at 7.30pm. Anyone needing a lift should meet at the community centre at 7.20pm. The centre is being used for voting next Thursday, June 23. Butty mornings are held each Saturday, 11am-1pm.