AUSTWICK: Derek and Celia Coultherd, 015242 51215
Summer Fun: Next Friday, July 15, at 6pm, an evening of entertainment will be staged at Austwick Playing Fields. It will feature live music from the Jukebox Junkies and Growing Old Disgracefully, the Austwick Bake Off and auction and children’s activities. Tickets cost £8 for adults, £4 for children and £20 for families and includes food. Tickets are available from Austwick School 015242 51366.
Bowling Club: Last Saturday played host to Ingleton. Some very close games were fought out but the eventual winners were Austwick with four games (107 points) to Ingleton’s three (102 points). This Saturday, members compete for The Sanderson Trophy, which is a club doubles competition. Names should be in by 1.15pm for a 1.30pm. On Tuesday, Austwick is at home to Slaidburn, with play starting at 6.30pm.
Church news: On Saturday, there will be a parish walk, starting outside the church at 9am. On Sunday, there will be a 9.30am Morning Prayer at Austwick, an 11am Holy Communion at Clapham, an 11am family baptism at Eldroth and a 6.30pm Holy Communion at Austwick.

Rotary club: Rotary’s charity work locally, nationally and internationally was outlined at a quiz night organised by Barnoldswick and Earby Rotary Club. Rotary has sent out 12,061 Purifying Water Survival Boxes and is pledging a further 35 million dollars towards eradicating polio. These two projects, among others, will be supported by the quiz night’s profit of more than £800. Michael Peckover told quiz participants that the local club had already placed a defibrillator in the Co-op car park, had supported Pendleside Hospice, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Rosemere Cancer Foundation, Bosom Friends and had sent a contribution following floods in Cumbria. Michael hoped these facts might help in the search for new members. Anyone interested is invited to attend a club meeting. John Dodd, assisted by his wife, was thanked for serving as quizmaster and the winners of the quiz were Martin and the Wise Men and Women from East Marton. The previous evening Michael ended his year as club president and handed over the chain of office to one of five former presidents who will share the office this year. The first one will be Richard Brown, who thanked Michael for leading a successful and varied year’s programme. Speaker at the meeting was assistant district governor Ian McTurk.
St Andrew’s: The toddler group meets tomorrow from 9.30am and the Bible study group will meet at 7.30pm. David Hartley will be the preacher at the 10.30am Sunday service. The evening praise service, NOW, will take place at 6.30pm in the Baptist church. The Monday prayer hour begins at 10am.

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 and this week it will include the Ministry of Healing.

BRADLEY: Liz Zieboll, 01535 636369
Women’s Institute: A fascinating walk uncovering ancient Bradley led by local historian, Michael Walmsley, was enjoyed by 27 members of Bradley WI and ten guests. The next WI meeting on Monday, July 18, will be held in the village hall when the speaker will be from Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Film Club: Bradley Film Club will show Rio (U) at 5pm this evening in the school hall. Everyone in the community is welcome.
School news: The school will hold its Sports Day and Summer Fete on Saturday. Airton class (class one) and Farnhill class (class three) had a visit from a British Airways pilot last week and learnt about the science of how aeroplanes fly. Grassington class (class five) paid a visit to Tesco’s, where they had a tour of the bakery and decorated their own bread. A new running club, Mums on the Run, has been formed; mums (no children) meet every Tuesday and Thursday at Bradley Park between 6.30pm and 7.30pm – all abilities are welcome. The school’s gardening club are requesting donations of plants for planting up tyres around the edge of the playground.
Bradley Show: This year’s Bradley Show Queen will be Lola Carr, with attendants Isabelle Murray and Will Ethell. Last year’s trophy winners are asked to return cleaned cups to the village store as soon as possible. Show schedules will be delivered around the village very soon; please take completed entry forms, with monies in a sealed envelope, and post in the show box at the village store. If anyone would like a stall at the show they can complete a form from the village stores and post with money into the show post box. The cost is £5 for charities and individuals and £25 for established businesses. The dog show can be entered on the day (September 4) although organisers would prefer people to enter in advance in the usual way, to minimize queues. The fancy dress is entry on the day. New show classes include poultry and children’s handwriting.
Sky dive: Bradley resident Derek Wrathall is planning to do a sky dive on Saturday, August 20, and is looking for sponsors. Proceeds will go to the Army Benevolent Fund.
Bradley Rainbows: There are a few places available at 1st Bradley Rainbows, for girls aged five and six. The group meets on a Friday between 4.45pm and 5.45pm in the village hall. To register an interest, visit your daughter. Highlights from 2015/2016 included Nell Bank visit, indoor camping, Doctor Doctor badge, Queen’s Tea Party, Drive-In Cinema and lots of crafts/activities and fun. For more information contact Kal at
Table tennis: There are table tennis sessions at the village hall from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on a Tuesday and from 1.30pm to 2.30pm on a Friday. New members are welcome.
Whist: New members are welcome at the whist group, which meets on a Thursday from 7pm to 10pm in the village hall.

St Mary’s: St Mary’s Coffee Pot will be open today from 2pm to 4pm. On Sunday, Holy Communion will be celebrated at 11am. The service will also mark Sea Sunday. A display about the Battle of Jutland by Carleton History Group will be on view shortly before and after the service.
Playground Party: The school’s playground party, organised by the PTA, takes place next Friday, July 15, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. There will be face painting, a bran tub, a chocolate and bottle tombola, bouncy castle, coconut shy, a barbecue and other refreshments. Donations of baking can be brought into school during the day.
Film night: The final film of the spring/summer season will be the singalong version of Mamma Mia. Packed with famous faces, the film features the music of Abba and tells of a romance in the sun. The event will take place next Saturday, July 15, with doors and bar opening at 7pm and the screening at 7.30pm.
Bingo night: A bingo night will be held at The Swan Inn on Wednesday at 8.30pm.

CLAPHAM: Rory-Joe Daniels, 015242 51135
Street fair: Organisers of St James’ Church’s annual street fair will be collecting around the village on Tuesday from 5.30pm. If you have items for the white elephant stall, general bric-a-brac, raffle or tombola prizes they would be pleased to take them. They cannot take electrical goods, videos, clothes or food. Any baking or jam etc can be taken to Liz Mason’s home on Cross Haw Lane on Friday, July 22. If the date and time for collection are inconvenient please contact Sue Mann on Clapham 51792 to arrange an alternative. This year’s fair will take place on Saturday, July 23, and will include stalls, live music, duck race (starting at 2.30pm), classic cars, morris dancers and a children’s tent.
Tai Chi: A new course of Tai Chi Qigong has begun in the village hall on Thursday mornings. The course of ten sessions is led by registered instructor Tony Bennett. It runs from 9am to 10.30am and is open to all abilities. The cost is £65. For more information, email

St Peter’s: On Sunday, St Peter’s Church will hold an Evensong at 4pm.

CONONLEY: Joan Nicholson, 01535 630872
St John’s: Sunday’s service at St John’s Church will be Holy Communion at 11am, led by the vicar, Rev Dr John Peet. On Monday, Toddlers’ Praise will be in church from 2pm to 3.15pm. The House Group will meet on Monday evening instead of Tuesday. Next Saturday, July 16, a strawberry tea will be at 1 Windle Lane from 2.30pm to 4.30pm for church funds. Entrance will be £3.
Flying Scotsman: For train enthusiasts, the Flying Scotsman will pass through Cononley tomorrow (time not known at the time of writing).
Cononley Singers: The Singers have been invited to sing at several corporate events but none more stunning or prestigious than the Circuit Judges Annual Dinner, held in the beautiful Gorton Monastery in Manchester, where they sang on Friday. The involvement of The Singers was instigated by Richard Mansell, who is a judge and one of the tenors in the choir. The Judges event, together with next week’s summer concerts, is the culmination of a very successful sixth year. The concerts, The Cononley Singers Love Pop Music, will be held at Christ Church, Skipton, tomorrow and Cononley Village Institute on Saturday.
Women’s Institute: Cononley WI will meet in the village institute tonight at 7.30pm. Guest speaker Linda Sawley will give a talk on the history of shoes and much more.

DRAUGHTON: Jane Markham, 01756 711305
St Augustine’s Church: Join the congregation on Sunday for a service of morning prayer at 9.30am.

EARBY: David Hartley, 01282 842617
Saluki walk: The annual dog walk and fish and chip tea, open to all dogs, will take place next Saturday, July 16, from 11am starting at St Peter’s Methodist Church, Riley Street. There will be the usual fun classes, raffle, photograph competition and welfare stall in aid of Saluki Rescue. Further details are available from David Hartley on 01282 842617.
St Peter’s: The Rev David Edmondson will lead the 10.30am communion service on Sunday. There is no gentle exercise class this Monday.

EMBSAY WITH EASTBY: Andrew Wilson, 01756 790197
Open Garden: The Embsay open garden event, with art, raised a total of £360 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Donations and a garage sale made £91, the tombola raised £61 and tea and homemade cakes raised £208. A big thank you to all those who supported the event and to Carole Wilkins who hosted the event.
Embsay churches: On Sunday, St Mary’s Church will hold a communion service at 9.30am while the 10.30am service at the Methodist Chapel will be led George Murray. On Tuesday, St Mary’s celebrates a quiet communion at 10.30am and from 2pm to 4pm the church is open for tea, coffee, home baking and conversation.
Women’s Institute: The WI will meet on Tuesday at 7.30pm for a members’ social evening with surprise entertainment!
Parish council: The parish council has responded to a survey by Craven District Council of the “bring bin” sites. There is one in the Main Street car park. The parish council said it was well-used facility and asked that it be retained with a variation in the container uses to help try to reduce unsightly overspill, particularly of card and paper. Research is being carried out to determine the best way to eliminate the problem of fouling and other misuse of the recreation ground sandpit and its surrounding area. Cllr Stead is exploring the availability of funding to enable improvements to be achieved without creating an additional burden on the parish precept. Consultations with Craven District Council and Yorkshire Dales National Park continue, both in respect of individual planning applications and matters of broader policy, particularly involving the draft Craven Local Development Plan. The parish council has now submitted its response to the 84-page consultation document released by Craven District Council. Its content has been formulated with the intention of protecting the intrinsic character and physical integrity of the parish whilst accepting that a degree of development will be necessary to meet current government housing directives.
Reading Challenge: The Summer Reading Challenge, which encourages children aged four to 11 to read six books from during the long summer holiday, will be launched at the village library next Saturday, July 16. This year’s theme is The Big Friendly Read. Those who complete the challenge will receive stickers and certificates at their school in the new autumn term.
Steam Railway: Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway will run trains three days a week for most of July and seven days a week from July 25 and through August. Events include Strawberry Specials, Fish and Chip Specials and, new for 2016, the Curry Express running on Summer Saturdays. Advance booking is essential for all Evening Eat Trains.
Cricket bingo: The next of the Cricket Club’s popular bingo nights is on Saturday in the village hall with eyes down at 7.30pm.

FARNHILL AND KILDWICK: Joyce Wood, 01535 635880
Pump Break: The Village Pump is now having a summer break and will recommence on Wednesday, September 7.
Kildwick School: The school was recently awarded the Gold Mark from the School Games Team. Lewis and Ethan Bean are taking part in the Manorlands 5K paintrush event at Marley Stadium on Sunday, July 24. They are undertaking the challenge to raise money for Manorlands who looked after their dad and helped them to deal with their loss earlier this year. To sponsor them, donate online at
Methodist coffee: The monthly coffee morning will be held in the Kildwick and Farnhill Institute on Saturday, from 10am to 11.30am. All the proceeds will be donated to the Glusburn Luncheon Club.
Parish council: Cllr G Harling was elected as chairman and Cllr D Atkinson vice-chairman at the annual meeting of Farnhill Parish Council. Cllr M Scarffe was appointed representative for YLCA for a further year and Cllr J Waring was appointed representative for Kildwick/Farnhill Institute. A member of the public informed the parish council that a planning application had been made for the Old Methodist Chapel to convert it into three flats. They stated that they had no objection to the flats but could see problems with parking. They also raised issues about the tunnel being flooded again and the drain above the Methodist Chapel being blocked and asked if the council could request the drains on Main Street be cleared at more regular intervals due to the run off from the moor. Another issue raised was the speed of vehicles travelling down Main Street and the possibility of having speed bumps to slow down the traffic. The clerk is to ask for the speed detection gun to be deployed at Main Street. District councillor Pat Fairbank informed the council that she had been in contact with Yorkshire Housing about the length of time taken to carry out repairs to a street light at Langcliffe Close. The clerk is to write to NYCC about the surface dressing which has recently been applied to the A629 and the increase in tyre noise due to the new surface. The parish council responded to the consultation for the Craven Local Plan stating that there did not seem to be any logic in choosing the site at Farnhill (FA002) to be included in the pool of site options with potential for residential or mixed use. The council objected to the inclusion of the site for various reasons, such as the problems with access onto a very busy main road and flooding concerns. The area of land is also in close proximity to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and should be protected for its environmental value. NYCC have recently carried out the maintenance check of the street lighting and all except for four have been found to be okay. Three are on Main Street and the fourth is on Hanover Street. The three-yearly tree inspection revealed that a few trees were in need of removing. The clerk is to contact A Busfield who carried out the report to clarify some details so the works needed can be considered at the next meeting. The clerk is to ask the contractor to finish the work on the seating area at Lower Arbour. Cllr Scarffe provided a plan for the top of the path at Lower Arbour, but it included too many steps so he will re-assess the plan at a later date. The brash pile at the bottom of Lower Arbour has now been removed and the site needs preparing ready for planting the hawthorn trees. Inquiries are ongoing with regard to a defibrillator and David Jones, the community defibrillation officer from the NHS, will be invited to attend the next meeting. The council thanked Ian Atkinson for cutting the grass at the play area.
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. On Saturday at 7.30pm the Epiphany Singers will present choral music from the 16th to the 21st century and tickets cost £7.50 (under 16s free).
History Group: Farnhill and Kildwick History Group will meet at 7pm on Monday, July 18, in the institute. Maggie Fleming and Derek Barker, of Bradford U3A, will talk on Coal, lime and bricks from Kildwick to Micklethwaite Bridge and Eldwick. Their talk will look particularly at the workings of the Farnhill coal shutes. Admission is free.

GARGRAVE: Sally Jennings, 01756 748098
Art classes: Watercolour art classes start in the village hall annexe today at 10am. Further sessions will take place on July 14 and 21and are aimed at every level of experience. More information can be obtained from Alison on 07743 007784.
Tai Chi: Tonight’s class has been cancelled - it has been rearranged for July 28 from 7.30pm in the village hall annexe. The sessions on the July 14 and 21 remain unaltered.
Ballroom dance: The next dance is tomorrow from 8pm in the village hall with the entertainment being provided by Elizabeth Harrison. Entry is £5.
Coffee morning: A coffee morning will be held in the village hall on Saturday from 10am, with all contributions being donated to hall funds. As well as homemade cakes, toasted teacakes and tea or coffee there will also be a book stall and raffle. Bring any donations for the jumble sale on September 19.
NSPCC Party: A garden party will take place at Taira Gardens, Church Street, Gargrave, on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm. Entry is payable on the door.
Duck race: A duck race will be held on the Middle Green on Sunday, from noon to 3pm, with all proceeds going to Gargrave Primary School Parent Teacher Association. As well as bouncy castles, tombola, raffle, cake stall, ice cream and face painting, there will also be a beer tent. Donations are welcome and tickets for the duck race are available from the school or the Co-op at £1.50 each. The first prize is £100 with second and third being £75 and £50.
Flea market: The village hall fleamarket will be full to capacity with stalls on Sunday, from 10am to 4pm. There will be the usual selection of antiques, collectables, jewellery, books, small furniture, bric-a-brac and crafts. Refreshments will be available and there will be an outdoor plant stall courtesy of Faye`s Flowers.
St Andrew’s Church: On Sunday the BCP Holy Communion at 8am will be followed at 10.45am by a Service of the Word.
Parish council: The parish council will meet from 7.15pm on Monday, in the side room of the village hall.
Hatha yoga: A new six-week session commences in the village hall annexe at 9.30am on Wednesday. Full tuition is provided by Corinne Docherty who is a qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher. More information can be obtained from Sally on 01756 748098.
Women’s Institute: Gargrave WI will meet on Wednesday from 7.30pm in the village hall annexe. The speaker will be Susan Broadhead who will talk about the Magna Carta and what the Barons did for us.
Players sought: Gargrave AFC is seeking players for the forthcoming football season. Gargrave plays in the Premier Division of the Craven League and players must have reached the minimum age of 16 years. Training will re-commence at Sandylands within the next couple of weeks. Anyone who is interested should contact 07796 147674 or 07838 349027 or visit The Craven League has now reverted to the old-style individual signing-on forms and these need to be completed and with the Gargrave secretary by July 28 at the latest. The forms will be available at the training sessions or call 07989 585564.

GIGGLESWICK: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639
Summerfest: From Tuesday, July 26, until Saturday, July 30, the National Youth Girls’ Choir will be based in Giggleswick. During this time, there will be lots of opportunities for talented young singers to find out more about joining NYCGB, and to see the National Youth Girls’ Choir perform. On Thursday, July 28, from 10.30am to 12.45pm, there is a special free open morning where guests will get an exclusive “behind the scenes” look at rehearsals, and receive their own singing warm-up. Anyone who is interested to attend can sign up at On Friday, July 29, from 2pm until 2.45pm, shoppers and passers-by in Settle Market Place will be serenaded by selected members of the National Youth Girls’ Choir, who will be giving a free ‘pop-up’ concert. Finally, on Saturday, July 30, at 2pm and 3.30pm, the National Youth Girls’ Choir will give concerts in the Richard Whiteley Theatre at Giggleswick School. These will feature a colourful selection of world music from Macedonia and Mexico, and a new composition by Howard Blake.
St Alkelda’s: The annual garden party will take place at Rose Cottage on Saturday from 2pm. There will be country dancing by pupils from Giggleswick Primary School as well as teas, stalls, treasure hunt, tombola, homemade cakes and face painting. Admission is free.
Giggleswick School: A wide range of summer courses suitable for young people of both sexes aged between seven to 15 years will take place over the school holidays at Giggleswick School. There are a range of day and residential options, including sporting activities, art, drama, outdoor pursuits and cookery. For further details contact 01729 893000 or

GRASSINGTON: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605
Coffee morning: Grassington Pantoloons will be fundraising at a coffee morning in Church House next Saturday, July 16. Donations of cakes and help at the event would be welcome.
Friendship Club: Grassington Friendship Club will meet next Thursday, July 14, for its annual cream teas event. For more information, contact 752426 or 752615.
Guided walk: The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will lead a guided walk, A Bridge Too Far, on Tuesday. The event - which will look at Linton’s Heritage - will begin at 2pm and will take about two-and-a-half hours. Meet at the Colvend car park.
Tea money: More than £260 was raised at an afternoon tea event in support of Grassington in Bloom. Thanks go to all who helped or supported the event.
WAGS trip: The Grassington WAGS group will enjoy a boat trip and lunch at Bizzie Lizzies in Skipton on Tuesday. Jean Slater is preparing a list of those who would like to take part.
Summer fair: Gills Top will hold its annual summer fair next Saturday, July 15, from 2pm to 4.30pm. All money raised will go towards activities for the residents.
Casino night: A casino night and disco will be held in Grassington Town Hall next Saturday, July 16, from 8pm. There will be a bar with dancing until late. The event has been organised by the Friends of Upper Wharfedale School and tickets cost £12.50, with a light supper included. For more information, call 01756 752215.

HEBDEN: Victoria Benn, 01756 751795
Sports Day: Hebden Sports will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, August 29. This year may be the last year that this traditional and long-standing village event takes place unless new volunteers come forward. The current organisers plan to retire after this year’s event. If you can offer support or are interested in taking a more active role in future years, phone David on 01756 752682.

HELLIFIELD: Ken Leak, 01729 850845
Coffee morning: Saturday’s coffee morning in the institute , will be in support of the First Responders. It will start at 10am and will include stalls and a raffle. Please contact Sheila Swinbank on 01729 850458 for details of how to book the institute. There are a number of vacant slots in the coming months.
Parish council: The parish council will meet in the institute’s Yorke Room tonight from 7.30pm.
Talent practice: Practices are held in the social club on Sundays from 4pm, for anyone interested in taking part in this year’s Hellifield’s Got Talent Show, to be held on Friday, August 5. The theme is Gone But Not Forgotten. Dress up as your favourite artist, sing along to a backing track, play your own instruments, or have a go at lip sync! All are welcome to join in.
Flower Club: The North Craven Flower Club will meet in the institute on Monday, August 11, from 7.30pm. The demonstrator will be Rebecca Hough. For more details, ring Frances on 822558.
Mindful yoga: Mindful Yoga Classes are held in the institute most Wednesdays from 12.15pm to 1.30pm. Please ring Lisa Milnor on 07803 721135 or 851105 for details.
Age Concern: Age Concern Luncheon Club meetings are held at different venues on Fridays. Please ring Ellen for details of Age Concern activities, and for your changes to meal bookings. Her number is 01729 850864. For details of the monthly shopping trips to Morrisons, please ring Mavis and Bob Walker on 850828.
Thursday drop-in: The Wesley Centre on Haw Grove hosts drop-ins on Thursdays from 10.30am to 2.30pm. Home-made lunches, drinks, sweets and snacks are available between noon and 1.30pm and there is a computer drop-in from noon to 2.30pm.

HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE: Caroline Thompson, 01756 749235
Whist drive: The monthly whist drive was held in the Golden Lion. The winners were: ladies - J Mercer, D Palmer (sub), B Garnett and R Pearson; gents - C Summersgill (sub), S Airey (sub), A Palmer (sub) and H Jackson. The next whist drive will be held on Tuesday at 7.30pm. All players are welcome.
Gun Club: Members of Penyghent Gun Club have had a busy few weeks with a trio of shoots. The first was held at Jop Ridding Farm, Austwick. R Bold and A McLernon were the marshals for the 30-bird sporting layout shoot. R Carr was the winner of the Norman Eastwood memorial shield with 27 points, second was P Fox with 24 points and third was A McLernon with 22 points. The pool shoot was also won by R Carr. The second of the shoots was held at Cragg Hill Farm, Horton. The field marshal was K Humphrey. The event was a 30-bird sporting layout with the winner receiving the Foxup trophy. A McLernon was the top gun in every way, winning both the main competition and also the pool shoot. Second was R Carr and third was K Humphrey. The last of the three shoots was also held at Cragg Hill Farm and was a down-the-line event. K Humphrey was the marshal and also the winner of the Frank White Trophy, second was R Bold and third was A McLernon. K Humphrey was also victorious in the pool shoot. The next event will be next Sunday, July 17, when a shoot will be held in Ring Pot Pasture, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, at 1pm.
St Oswald’s: Sunday’s service at St Oswald’s Church will be held at 9am. Many thanks go to Avril Palmer (formerly Perfect) for her kind donation of £175 to St Oswald’s Church following her recent birthday party.
History Group: Horton Local History Group will hold an open meeting on Wednesday at the village hall. Dr Mike Slater will give an illustrated presentation on Horton’s Dated Houses. There will also be material from the History Groups archives to look at. The meeting will start at 7.30pm, with free admission and refreshments available.

INGLETON: Sue Brown, 015242 41835
Community Association : At the June meeting of Ingleton Rural Community Association (IRCA), president Beryl Morphet expressed her disappointment at the lack of support causing the cancellation of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. Many villagers were attending a local wedding. The films shown at the community centre had made a small loss but it was felt that they were a service to the community. The sports field was reported to be in excellent condition. The pool had experienced a record-breaking start to the season. It seems that the new pump track and the pool were complementing each other as people coming to visit one of them also used the other. Fifty-four children took part in a children’s triathalon and raised £60 for pool funds. Ingleton Scenic Company which runs the waterfalls presented the pool with a cheque for £510 from the sale of the key fobs. The church will hold a licensing ceremony for the new vicar, Nick Trenholme, next Thursday, July 14, at 7.30pm. There will be a jumble sale on August 20 to raise funds for the church roof appeal. The Old People’s Welfare jumble sale made £934 and thanks go to all who helped. The trip is on August 18. Next year’s pantomime will be The Snow Queen and auditions will be held in September. If anyone wants to help or to join contact Jayne at the centre. The Cubs recently attended a district camp at Pateley Bridge. All Scout groups are well attended but more adult leaders would be welcome. The winner of £20 in the 200 Club was Margaret Seaton, second with £10 was Janice Howson and Hazel Farrer, Margaret Seaton and Malcolm Culshaw each won £5. The jackpot was won by Nathan Capstick.

LANGCLIFFE: Helen Jarvis, 01729 825303
Whist Drive: At the most recent whist drive in aid of church fund, Mr Jebson was the master of ceremonies. Homemade suppers were served in the interval. The winners were: ladies - 1 M Davies, 2 E Morphet, 3 M Gwinnel, booby prize J Mercer; men - 1 H Barker, 2 W Gwinnel, 3 S Hogg, booby prize H Jackson. The next whist drive will be held tomorrow at 7pm in the village institute. Admission is £2, including supper.
Education Foundation: The Langcliffe Education Foundation gives small awards to support further or higher education, training for work or careers or to develop skills. Awards can be used for travel costs, maintenance costs, books and equipment or help with music or arts studies. The awards are for people who either live in the parish of Langcliffe or who attended Langcliffe Primary School. The trustees encourage mature applications as well as those from students and young people. If you qualify please write to Barbara Fiorato at Hall Cottage or David Croll at Pendeen. If you need more information, contact David Croll on 01729 828750. Applications must be received by August 31.

Young Farmers: Lothersdale Young Farmers held their annual car treasure hunt last week. This was set by the Fieldhouse family and the route took in 12 miles of country roads from Lothersdale to Carleton and Elslack before finishing at Black Lane Ends. Thirteen teams took part and first place went to team Hunter/Airey. Second was team Dobby and in joint third place were The Three Degrees and team Kelly and The old ladies. Next year’s treasure hunt will be set by the Smith family.

SETTLE: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639
Pool draw: The June draw of the Friends of Settle Swimming Pool 200 Club took place at Sanderson Dance and Fitness, Nelson. The draw was made by Jackie Sanderson. The winners were: No 6, Susan Maudsley, £50, 2 No 165, Corinne Beck, £30, and No 23, Trevor Thorpe, £20.
Christian Aid: A huge thank you goes to everyone who helped with this year’ s Christian Aid appeal. The total for Settle and its outlying villages is £2,736.18. The money will help river island communities in Bangladesh.
Gallery on the Green: The Gallery on the Green, possibly the world’s smallest art gallery, is home to 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.
Victoria Hall: Tomorrow, there will be a production of Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose - Homage to Gertrude Stein. This is a new contemporary composition drawing on the famous recipes and writings of Alice B Toklas, some literary material of writer Gertrude Stein and extracts from Solo for Voice by highly acclaimed Austrian composer Elisabeth Harnik. On Saturday, there will be a showing of six short films from Kendal Mountain Film Festival, commencing at 7.30pm. On Sunday, Talking Stock productions return with the moving play The Last Memory. The performance will be followed by an optional Q & A session with the writer/director and actors. The play deals with the issues around Alzheimers and dementia and admission is free with a donations on exit. All profits will go to Alzheimer’s Society and local dementia benefits. For details and tickets, contact 01729 825718.
The Folly: Tomorrow, Anne Read and the Zion trustees will present a a talk covering Zion’s Part in Settle Life. This will commence at 7.30pm and tickets costing £7 are available from The Folly or via 01729 822893.
Langcliffe Singers: On Saturday, Langcliffe Singers will perform a concert of Songs and Choruses from The Shows at St John’s Methodist Church Hall. Tickets are available from Cave and Crag, Bentham Post Office and Skipton Camera Centre. Tickets cost £10 and the concert will commence at 7.30pm.
Coffee Pot: Each Tuesday, St John’s Methodist Church holds a “coffee pot” session with home-made cakes. 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 nominated charity. If you would be interested in hosting and staffing a coffee pot in aid of a charity of your choice, contact 01729 823975.
Weekly bingo: Starting next week, there will be bingo sessions in the lounge at Townhead Court every Tuesday evening from 7pm.
Photographic Group: Settle Photographic Group will meet onMonday, July 18, at 7.30pm at Townhead Court. There will be no gallery at this meeting. The lecturer will be Tony Potter, who is a very experienced and well-thought of photographer. He will bring a large number of his award-winning A3 prints (many on photo-journalism/travel) and talk about his techniques.
Amnesty International: The next Amnesty letter writing session will take place at Friends Meeting House in Kirkgate on Wednesday, July 20, between 5pm and 8pm. Details of cases are provided. For further details contact 01729 268912.
Spanish club: A summer club with a difference is scheduled for Tuesdays during the holidays, the difference being that it’s Spanish! Starting on July 26 and running from 9.30am to 10.30am every Tuesday, the club is aimed at four to 10 year olds and will take place in Settle Children’s Centre (formerly Settle Middle School building). No previous knowledge of the language is necessary. Early booking is essential. Contact 07534 464567 for details.
Drama group:A new drama group is due to meet in the lounge at Limestone View on a fortnightly basis. This will be a free event and for fun only. For details, contact 07946 787497.
Hall friends: The Friends of Victoria Hall are hosting a beer festival featuring 18 ales from across the country as well as cider and wines over the weekend of July 15 to 17. On July 30, they will stage an all-sorts market from 9am to 3pm. Tables can be booked on 01729 825718.
Silent auction: The Scouts recently had an extremely successful art exhibition and silent auction raising £3,500. There were more than 60 items in the auction plus other priced donations. Community support was fantastic. Anyone who would like to help the Scout group should contact chairman Cherry Flitcroft via email at
Gavagan Art: The gallery is hosting an exhibition of work by Margaret Uttley until July 30. Entitled Fragile Moorland, the exhibition focuses on peat moorlands and our relationship with this fragile but important environment.

SILSDEN: Linda Berry, 01535 654643
Car boot sale: The next Silsden car boot sale, on Riverside Field, Keighley Road, will take place on Sunday. Gates open at 7am with toilet and catering on site. For further information, telephone 01535 654747.
Amnesty meeting: Silsden Amnesty Group will hold its next meeting in Silsden Methodist Church on Monday at 7.30pm. It would like to thank all those who sponsored its recent walk to raise funds for Amnesty and Fresh Lives, Keighley. The group will have a stall at the Silsden Grand deParty event next Saturday, July 16.
Grand Day: Go to Silsden park this Saturday for a Grand Day out. From 10am, there will be a feast of entertainment for all the family, including running races, children’s cycling, bubbles, football matches, Punch and Judy, vintage cars, funfair games, “dogstacle” course, miniature steam engine, bowling, scavenger hunt, cycle display, Silsden singers and a bee hotel. There will also be an activity tent for the under sixes. The day will close about 4pm.
Murder Mile: Go along to Silsden Golf Club tonight at 7pm to compete in the annual Murder Mile race.
Cream tea: There will be a cream tea at 41 Foster Avenue, Silsden on Saturday from 2pm to 4.30pm with funds going to St James’ Church.
Farm proms: The Proms on the Farm team will hold the 2016 edition of its successful take on the Last night of the Proms on Saturday, July 23. The field will be open for people to get prepared at 2pm with 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 this year will be provided by the Ripon City Band with soloist Sarah Halstead, the Sultans of Swing and The Big Bang. All proceed will go to Manorlands and the Methodist Church.
Towering challenge: Call into Pauls DIY shop on Briggate and collect a small Eiffel tower for £1. Decorate these and take them along to the Methodist Church on community showcase day, next Saturday, July 16, for the chance to win a prize. The competition is open to youngsters aged 15 and under.
Summer activities: In anticipation of the summer holidays, sign your children up for a week’s activities at the Youth Centre, starting on August 1. Sessions will take place from 9am to 5pm and will include four daily activities. Book online at

Holy Trinity: Holy Trinity Church is holding a summer fete starting at 10am on Saturday. Admission is free, with stalls, side-shows, trips up the tower, refreshments and a cash prize draw. On Sunday there will be a Holy Communion service at 8am and a Parish Communion service at 9.45am. On Tuesday the Toddle into Church will be held in the Vestry Rooms from 2pm to 3pm. On Wednesday there is Holy Communion at 10.45am.
Christ Church: On Sunday, Eucharist will be celebrated at 9.30am and Evening Prayer at 6.30pm. The weekly service of Holy Communion will take place at 9.30am on Wednesday. It will be followed by Toddler Praise in Christ Church Hall. Christ Church Brownies meet on Wednesdays between 6.15pm and 7.30pm. The Cononley Singers will perform their summer concert in Christ Church tomorrow at 7.30pm.

Flower Club: Steeton Flower Club members spent an entertaining evening, led by Sandra Harding, learning how to manipulate aspidistra leaves. The vote of thanks was given by Pat Daley. The club’s next event is the annual trip next Thursday, July 14, to Barton Grange and Cobble Hey. There is no meeting in August.

WI meeting: Pat Dunhill demonstrated the art of making bead bracelets, then invited everyone to make at least one bracelet. The competition, a piece of home-made jewellery, was won by Jackie McGill. Arrangements were discussed for visits to the Great Yorkshire Show in July, and Liverpool in September. The next meeting will be held on Monday at 7.15pm in the North Street community centre when Trevor Wood will talk about An African Odyssey. The competition will be for an African Animal - no live entries please!
St Thomas’ Church: On Sunday, St Thomas’ will hold an 8am Holy Communion and a 9am Rise and Shine: Breakfast and Worship for all the family. A summer fair will be held in the church next Saturday, July 16, at 2pm.

UPPER WHARFEDALE: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605
Women’s Institute: Ann Cryer, retired MP, was the guest speaker at the last of the Threshfield and Linton WI. She described people she had known in her career.
Tea thanks: Thanks go to all who supported the Littondale Meadow Meander and Teas. A total of £170 was raised for Amerdale Hall.
Organ recital: The Queen’s 90th birthday organ recital by Ian Thompson raised £157.50 for St Mary’s Church, Conistone.
Summer concerts: Buckden Singers will present their summer concerts at St Michael’s Church, Hubberholme, next Friday, July 15, and at St Margaret Clitherow Church, Threshfield, next Saturday, July 16. Both start at 7.30pm and tickets are available from 01756 761320.
Church fundraiser: St Oswald’s Church, Arncliffe, will hold a duck race on Saturday, July 23. Teas will be available from 2pm and quack off is at 3pm.

Community Centre: Two whist and dominoes sessions were held last week. The winners were E Turner, P Witowski, B Garnett, W Mitchell, S Hogg, D Hogg, B Procter, A Pickard, M Berry, F Taylor, C Knowell, A Sutcliffe, D Knight, H Richmond, B Peel, H Jackson, D Lowe, S Dawson and A Sutcliffe. Last week’s ladies walk was around Wigglesworth and, this week, members should meet at the community centre at 7.30pm prompt. Craven Crafts meets tomorrow from 1pm and there is a bacon butty morning on Saturday from 11am. A beer festival will be staged on Saturday, August 27 and the centre will have a stall selling second hand books.
Parish council: The parish council will meet at the community centre on Tuesday at 7.30pm.