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The parish of Buckden lies on the Dales Way, at the northern end of Wharfedale and consists of the village itself, nestling under the impressive bulk of Buckden Pike, as well as the hamlets of Cray, Hubberholme, Raisgill, Yockenthwaite, Deepdale, Beckermonds, Oughtershaw and Greenfield. Set in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, Buckden is a popular destination for walkers and holidaymakers, with excellent walking and many delightful places to eat, drink and stay!

There is a thriving local community with many events taking place throughout the year. The principal commercial activities are farming and tourism with many businesses catering for the visitor, as well as for local residents. 

This web-site has been created to provide a source of information about the village and the area, for both visitors and local residents.

 
News:
   
24/09/16

House contents sale - At last Judith and Harry Storey’s estate is reaching settlement.  The house will shortly be sold, but before that there will be a house sale on Friday September 30th, starting at 6.00pm.  Harry and Judith left their estates to charity so the proceeds will be going to Cancer Research and the RSPCA.  If anyone wants to see what is available please contact Anne Newman - she has a key and can show people round.  A few items have been given values but most are available for sensible offers.

24/09/16 School Federation - Meeting reminder - As part of the consultation process, there will be a public meeting tomorrow Monday 26th September at St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Church in Threshfield at 7.00pm, to discuss the proposed federation of Kettlewell, Burnsall, Cracoe and Grassington schools under the Executive Headship of Julie Morton Lee from February 1st 2017. Please come and give your support if possible, and don't forget to respond to the consultation proposals - Click here to download the consultation papers.
24/09/16

Kettlewell Playground - Fundraising BBQ - Update There will be a barbecue to raise funds for the playground in Kettlewell on Sunday 25th September at 2pm. The BBQ will be at the playground and there will be burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, tea/coffee, soft drinks, beer and wine for sale. The meat will be supplied by Weatherheads, Grassington.

16/09/16 Refugees visit Upper Wharfedale On Sunday a group of sixteen refugees visited Upper Wharfedale for a day out hosted by members of the Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support Group. The refugees originally came from seven different countries: Cameroon, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Albania, Morocco and Syria. The group were welcomed with refreshments at Buckden Institute following which Garry Schofield took them on a tour Heber Farm. We then went to Kettlewell where a magnificent buffet lunch had been prepared after which we played a variety of games including an impromptu game of cricket. After a walk round the village we went back to the hall for a cup of tea. The day was a great success, helped in no small part by the glorious weather, and the visitors seemed to really enjoy the chance to get out of Bradford. Click here  for pictures of the day.
16/09/16 Kettlewell School Federation Proposals - Consultation The Governors of Kettlewell Primary School are consulting the community on a proposal to federate with Burnsall, Cracoe and Grassington schools under the Executive Headship of Julie Morton Lee from February 1st 2017. Click here to download the consultation papers. This is an important step in supporting the sustainability of the school so please take the time to review and respond. There will be a public meeting on Monday 26th September at St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Church in Threshfield at 7.00pm. The Governors of all four schools will be in attendance and everyone will have the opportunity to ask questions or raise any concerns.
11/09/16 Buckden Walkers Wednesday evening stroll The walk on Wednesday 14th Sept. will start from The Fountaine Inn at Linton at 6.30p.m. Parking is sometimes a problem, so car shares might be a good idea. It is a walk of approx. 2.5 miles between Linton and Threshfield, and takes just over an hour. We are to eat after the walk at the Fountaine and a menu is attached - click here. Please let me have your meal choices by the evening of Monday 12th. There will be 'specials' available and these will be on the Fountaine website on Monday 12th. The walk is over fields which will have animals in them, but dogs will be welcome to join us, provided they are on leads. Non - walkers may join us for the meal afterwards. Please meet us at the Fountain at 7.45p.m. Any queries please contact Doug & Maggie either by email or ring on 01756 761703.
11/09/16

The Jay Walkers present “The Bench” by Jamesine  Cundell-Walker.  One day. One bench. Eight encounters. A new play from award-winning local touring company , The Jay Walkers.  Friday 23 September 7:30 The Octagon Theatre, Grassington.  Tickets £7; Contact: 01765 640027 boxoffice@thejaywalkers.co.uk For transport on the Venturer contact Zarina in Kettlewell

11/09/16

Yorkshire Cancer Research - a Taste of Yorkshire Evening. Friday 30 September. A few tickets left for this fundraiser in the Institute. Slots for those wishing to entertain us are still available. Please see previous post for details. There will be a short planning meeting in the Buck from 8:00 p.m. on Friday 16 Sept for those who have volunteered to help. To secure tickets please see Liz.  761618. liz_dawson@sky.com

11/09/16 Watch out, there's a tick or two about! Seems there are more ticks about this year than usual so be aware when out and about or gardening where this little beastie was acquired.  Advice is not to smother them with Vaseline or nail varnish or any other chemical or to try to burn them off as that could cause discomfort and cause the tick to regurgitate (hope you've had your breakfast).  Tick removal tools available from ebay.
11/09/16

Grassington Community Cinema presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington.  On Saturday 1st October 2016, for children we present "Penguins of Madagascar" at 4.30pm, and for Grown Ups we have "Eddie the Eagle" at 7.30pm. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community and support Grassington Hub and Community Library.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  Ask about our Loyalty discount Scheme. All welcome! For more information click here

02/09/16

Kettlewell School Proposals to Federate The Governors of Kettlewell Primary School are consulting the community on a proposal to federate with Burnsall, Cracoe and Grassington schools under the Executive Headship of Julie Morton Lee from February 1st 2017.  These proposals will be published on Friday 16th September 2016 and sent to all parents/carers of pupils at the school. They will also be available on the schools’ websites and on Buckden village website. A hard copy will be available, should you require it, from the schools. There will be a public meeting on Monday 26th September at St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Church in Threshfield at 7.00pm. The Governors of all four schools will be in attendance and everyone will have the opportunity to ask questions or raise any concerns. This is an exciting new venture for our Dales schools and, should we proceed to Federation after consultation, we will be the first four school Federation in the County - Anne Vetch, Chair of Governors KPS

02/09/16 The Harvest Festival Service will be held at St. Michaels on Sun-day, 18th September at the usual time of 11.15am. Please leave produce and flowers in church on Saturday afternoon after 3.00pm so it is there for the people doing the church flowers. Thank you. Alternatively produce can be left with Tim Berry (Romany Cottage). This will be followed on Monday, 19th September, by our traditional evening of entertainment, supper and auction at 7.00pm in Buckden Institute. Please bring a contribution for the Jacob’s Join supper and plenty of cash for the auction of harvest produce.
02/09/16 Buckden Singers – Tenors and Basses wanted Buckden Singers has been in existence as a community choir for nearly ten years and has increased in numbers from an initial 12 members to a very healthy 43 singers who took part in our last concert. For various reasons, a number of our Tenors/Basses are having to take some time out this next season and we are keen to recruit new members to those sections in order to keep our sound balanced. If you are at all interested please do come along to our first rehearsal next term on Thursday 15th September at 7.15pm in Buckden Village Institute. There is no obligation to stay .....but you may be pleasantly surprised! For further information con-tact anne@vetch.co.uk  or visit our website www.buckdensingers.org 
02/09/16 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk September 5th 2016. Meet at Buck at 10.30 to share transport to Middleham, usual arrangements for coffee, lunch (ie bring your own!) A bit longer than usual but easy walking (or so I’m assured!) The walk of 6 miles will start and finish at the lower cobbled market place in Middleham; passing beside the castle, the River Cover, a 13thC church, a training area for top racehorses,  ,...,.... and even Forbidden Corner! Generally easy walking on sign-posted footpaths, a little road walking; good level grassy track across the moor and a choice of pubs in Middleham market place at the end! Any queries to John 761789
02/09/16 Buckden Whist starts the 2016-17 season on Wednesday 21st September in Buckden Village Institute. Doors open at 6:30pm and play commences at 7pm. There is a charge of £2:50 per evening, which includes a supper. New players are most welcome; if you are new to the game we'll be only too happy to teach you - in a very friendly atmosphere! The meetings are fortnightly and the dates for 2016 are as follows: 5th & 19th October, 2nd, 16th & 30th November, 14th December. Further details are available from David Lusted (760877).
02/09/16 NYP Community Messaging - Quad bike theft: Between 22.00hrs 31.08.16 & 8.45hrs 01.09.16 theft of Green quad bike P O 6 1 0 B P from a barn Lodge Road Langcliffe any info call 101
02/09/16

Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 3rd September 2016. Grassington Community Cinema presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington.  For children we present "Zootropolis" at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have "Brooklyn" at 7.30pm. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community and support Grassington Hub and Community Library.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  Ask about our Loyalty discount Scheme. All welcome!  For more information: click here

26/08/16 Buckden Quiz Night This first quiz of the 2016/7 season will be held on Sunday 4th September. Arrangements (nearly) as usual: In the Institute  - doors open: 7.00 p.m. First question: 7.30 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019.
26/08/16 NYP Community messaging Police have received reports of 3 men passing fake bank notes in Settle; please stay vigilant and pass any information call 101
24/08/16 Bus Timetable changes from September From 6th September, school day journeys on service 72A in Upper Wharfedale will be revised, with the last school day bus from Buckden to Grassington leaving at16:20. The Pride of the Dales services 74 and 74S between Ilkley and Grassington will no longer operate on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays. (The Ilkley Saturday service continues unchanged). Click here for more details
24/08/16

Yorkshire Cancer Research Seventy September Suppers On Friday 30 September the institute will be hosting one of the Seventy September Suppers taking place during the month in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research. More info at www.septembersuppers.com  . There will be a Yorkshire theme so get your thinking/flat caps on to decide what to wear! A Yorkshire-based supper will be provided and a variety of activities will take place during the evening including a (short!) quiz, raffle of Yorkshire items, silent auction of promises a few fairly low effort activities and games and perhaps even a bit of entertainment. Please bring plenty of  1 coins and  5 notes as we will aim to fleece you of these during the evening to add to the fundraising. Please bring your own drinks as usual and let us know of any dietary requirements when you book your tickets. Tickets  £12 each from Liz & Andrew to be paid for in advance of the evening can be reserved through liz_dawson@sky.com or 761618 (please leave a message on the answer phone phone if they are out) Any promises for the auction such as gardening, cleaning, tutoring, baking, making a pie, car washing, teaching a skill, or sharing talent, flower arranging, nail painting, sewing, DIY, oven cleaning, window cleaning or any where else your imagination takes you, please let Liz and Andrew, Linda or Sandra know asap and by the 24th so they can plan the silent auction. If you are able to donate items for the raffle please give to Linda,  Sandra or Liz in advance. Those with a burning desire to perform any Yorkshire-based turn need to declare by Thursday 22 Sept so we can plan you into the schedule. Please reserve tickets as soon as possible - there will be a limit of 50 people

24/08/16 NYP Community Messaging This is an alert from North Yorskhire Trading Standards: During June, July and August, North Yorkshire Trading Standards have received numerous reports from across the county of residents and businesses being approached by teams of individuals purporting to be working on nearby highways projects and offering tarmacking services with ‘left over’ stock. These teams are not contracted to any highways projects and invariably the work done is overpriced and of poor quality. Threats are often used to secure payment . The number of reports received would indicate there are several of these teams working across the North Yorkshire area. Residents are warned that if they are approached by such traders they should not engage with them and should contact Citizens Advice on 03454 04 05 06 and ask to speak to a member of the Investigations and Safeguarding Team at North Yorkshire Trading Standards or call the police on 101.
17/08/16

Spoof emails A number of people have received spoof emails apparently from other villagers. This happens when spammers send spurious messages and make them look as though they have been sent from legitimate email addresses. They are best ignored and deleted and should not cause a problem unless you do any of the following:

a)   Open an attachment to the email

b)   Click on a link in the email

c)   Reply to the email

d)   Send them your bank details and a payment of £250, so that they can transfer you the £25m which was put in a special account in your name by the ex-Finance Minister of some fictitious sub-Saharan country you have never heard of, just before he was arrested.

17/08/16 Buckden Singers - Rehearsals The choir rehearsals will  re- start for for the new season on Thursday 15th September 2016 in Buckden Village Institute 7.30p.m. New members always welcome. Why not come along and have a go - no audition required.
17/08/16 Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support Group Newsletter Click here to download the latest newsletter from the UWRSG
16/08/16

Missing cat Missing from Hubberholme a black and white very friendly cat. Please contact Gill Huck Church Farm Hubberholme 01756 760240

16/08/16 Upper Wharfedale Refugee Welcome Day On Sunday September 11 2016 Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support Group will be hosting a refugee welcome day in the Upper Dale. Also, as part of the  Government’s Syrian Vulnerable Person’s Resettlement Programme two families of Syrian refugees are about to arrive in Skipton.
16/08/16

Buckden Sunday Walkers 21 August. Meet at The Buck at 10.30 to share travel or at Barden Bridge at 11.15 for this 7.5 mile walk based on Simon’s Seat – a repeat from last year by popular demand but this time done counter clockwise.  Set in a lovely area this superb walk has woodland, heather and bracken clad moors and a fine rocky summit with glorious views.  Unfortunately as this walk is in the Devonshire Estate, no dogs are allowed in the Barden Fell access area.  Please let Robin know (01756 761320) if you wish to meet at Barden Bridge or need clarification.

16/08/16 Threshfield Garage site. For those of you wondering why the new steelwork at the former Threshfield Garage site has been dismantled, apparently it's because it was erected n the wrong place!
16/08/16 UWFRA record month Click here for details of a record month for the Fell Rescue. David Dennis also writes with memories of Hazel Winpenny, who was  involved with the Fell Rescue for many years. David writes that he can still picture Hazel ladling out soup in a howling gale from the serving hatch of the ex-NYCC travelling dentist vehicle  which UWFRA used as a mobile canteen during rescues.
16/08/16 Buckden Art Exhibition The 26th annual exhibition will be held in Buckden Village Institute from Saturday, August 27th until Wednesday, August 31st. The exhibition will be open from 11.00am until 5.00pm daily and admission is free, with dona-tions to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity. There will be over 150 original paintings on view, with a special section for the ―Flowers of the Dales Festival‖, to include summer mead-ows, wild flowers, and Dales barns. Greetings cards, paper-weights and bookmarks made by members will also be for sale.
16/08/16

Music for a Summer Evening Josie and Megan (along with other members of Hubberholme Church Action Committee ) would like to thank everyone for coming along to make our Music for a Summer Evening such a success. The weather managed to hold up  and we raised £520  for church funds whilst enjoying good company,  food, drinks and music etc.  To all who helped in any way, provided raffle prizes etc ,  and particularly the friends  who entertained  us..........we  couldn’t have done it without you and offer our grateful thanks. 

16/08/16 Forthcoming church fundraising  event on 29th August (Bank Holiday Monday) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. – Table top sale and refreshments at Buckden School Room.  Do you have any plants/herbs you could pot-up or feel you could bake a  cake/biscuits  for us for sale on the stall ? They  would be much appreciated...............or just come along for a cuppa and a chat etc.
07/08/16 Buckden Walkers Wednesday Evening Stroll Wednesday 10th August Redmire Farm Meet at The Buck Inn at 6pm for departure at 6:15pm. In those 15 minutes, please call into The Buck and pre-order your evening meal. Return to The Buck in order to eat at 7:45pm. Non walkers are most welcome to join us for the meal. Dogs are welcome, both at The Buck and on the walk - although it is requested that dogs remain on a lead whilst on Redmire Farm land.
30/07/16 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk - Kettlewell to Buckden. Monday 1st August - Click here for details
23/07/16 Red squirrel sighted in Buckden village Kevin and Debbie photographed this red squirrel visiting their bird feeder on Thursday
23/07/16 Upper Wharfedale Bus - Vacancy Upper Wharfedale bus are looking for an additional paid driver to drive the Venturer for ten hours per week. Click here for details
23/07/16 Upper Wharfedale Venturer News - Click here to read the Upper Wharfedale Venturer July newsletter and find out how things are going with the new bus service.
23/07/16 Music for a Summer Evening ......come along and enjoy a strawberry scone cream tea with pimms/wine etc and enjoy light/easy listening music performed by local singers and musicians.  To be held in the gardens of 7/8 Buckden Court, Buckden from 6pm onwards on Saturday 6th August.  Tickets  £8 available from Megan 01756 760399 or Josie 01756 761154 or pay at door.  This is a  fund raising  event for Hubberhome Church
23/07/16 National Trust - What's On Click here for details of NT events in Upper Wharfedale, Malham and the Dales during 2016
23/07/16 National Trust - Vacancy The NT have a vacancy for a holiday cottage caretaker - click here for details
23/07/16

Grassington Community Cinema presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington.  Saturday 6th August 2016. For children we present Kung Fu Panda 3 at 4.30pm? and for Grown Ups we have 'The Lady in the Van' ?at 7.30pm?.Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community and support Grassington Hub and Community Library.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  Ask about our Loyalty discount Scheme. All welcome! For more information: click here

23/07/16 News from West Winds Click here for latest West Winds Newsletter
23/07/16 Kettlewell Horticultural Show Click here for background and details about the Kettlewell Horticultural Show
23/07/16 NYP Community Messaging - A green horse trailer has been stolen from Arncliffe at around 2:50pm, the suspect vehicles are thought to be a red or maroon 4x4 followed by a white car or trailer if you have seen anything relevant or are aware of whose vehicles these may be please call 101
10/0716 Buckden Walkers July Evening Stroll Thursday 14th July.Meet at the Racehorses, Kettlewell  6.30pm .A walk to the top of the village then gentle walk up the footpath by Dowber Gill Beck to the waterfalls, Then a short but slightly steeper pull up a rough sheep track to join the path down from Hag Dyke. Total Distance 2.2 miles Total Ascent 300 feet from Racehorses. Non walkers meet at Racehorses 7.45pm. Please give your menu choices to Jan and Graham (tel: 760337) by Monday. Click here for menu.
09/0716 Bishopdale Road Closure - The B6160 through Bishopdale is to be closed from Tuesday, 12 July, to Wednesday, 20 July, between 8am and 4pm. Click here for details.
09/0716 Buckden Sunday Walkers 17 July This month's walk is led by Martin Garside and is centred on Askrigg with a historical bent.  Please meet at The Buck at 10.30 to lift share or at the cross in Askrigg ready to walk at 11.15.  As usual, cater for morning coffee and picnic lunch.
09/0716 Walk/Pedal for Parkinsons Congratulations to Sandra, Gordon & Barbara who have raised £1000 for Parkinson's through the walk / ride last weekend. The would like to talk thank all their sponsors for their generosity, and if you haven't sponsored them yet - it's not too late - just see Sandra
09/0716 Recycle-It - New item listed - Click here
09/0716 Mrs Hazel Winpenny Buckden Village Institute ll has received a legacy of £500.00 from the estate of Hazel Winpenny. Hazel was the wife of the photographer who some will remember for his large moustache.  He used to take pictures at the Gala and died a few years ago. He had a photography business in Otley which his son took over when he retired. Hazel was born in Buckden and was one of the last children to attend Buckden school. The Institure committee are extremely grateful for this kind bequest.
09/0716 Kettlewell Horticultural Show - Click here to download schedule for Adults' and children's classes as well as Oat biscuit recipe and handwriting peices
03/0716 Buckden Singers at Grassington Festival - Click here for pics of Buckden Singers set at Grassington Festival. yesterday. Click here for a video of their performance of "The Wharfedale Omnibus"
03/0716 Kettlewell School Update from Anne Vetch, Chair of Governors about future plans for the school, and a message of thanks from Andrew Taylor, Head teacher of Kettlewell and Upper Wharfedale Schools. Click here to read
03/0716 Music for a Summer Evening Saturday 6th August 2016 from 6pm in the gardens of 7/8 Buckden Court, Buckden. Tickets  £8 - to include strawberry & scone cream, tea / Pimms / wine etc & entertainment by local singers  and musicians. Click here for details
03/0716 Power cut - Once again National Powergrid, in their wisdom, have decided to turn our power off for eight hours, this time so they can do some gardening. The outage will be from 8.30 until 4.30 on Tuesday July 5th. Just as well none of us have lives to lead, businesses to run etc. It is extraordinary how these utility companies seem to think it's OK to close our roads, turn off our power etc. and because we are in the country we won't notice.
01/0716 Says it all, really......
01/0716

Walk/Pedal for Parkinsons Next Sunday (3rd July), Gordon, Sandra and Barbara (Hardy) are taking part in a sponsored event for Parkinson's UK at Ripley Castle. Gordon is cycling 100km (approx 62 miles) and Sandra and Barbara are walking 10 miles around the Deer Park at Ripley Castle. We all have JustGiving sites and would really appreciate any donations however small to this worthwhile charity which is close to my heart. Alternatively you can contact us and we can put your details on our sponsor forms. We appreciate a lot has been going on recently, but every little helps. Thank you Sandra, Gordon and Barbara

01/0716 Nethergill Hay Meadow Celebration weekend 2016 Sat 2 - Sun 3 July 10am - 4pm (last entry 3pm) Nethergill Eco Farm / YDMT / Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Click here to download poster
01/0716

 

Air Ambulance - Thank-you letters Click here to see letters of thanks from the Air Ambulance for donations of £591 raised at the quiz nights and £93 collected at the Gala. A great total of £684.
01/0716 Buck Inn donations to the Institute and The Venturer. The Buck Inn has presented two cheques, each worth £162.50, to Buckden Village Institute & to The Upper Wharfedale Venturer. This was the profit from the "One Question Quiz" series which runs on a Friday night. Picture shows Michelle and Kevin presenting the cheque for the bus to Alan Jones of Upper Wharfedale Bus.
01/0716

 

NYP Community Messaging The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has noticed an increase in reports of fraudsters placing fake letter boxes on residential properties in an attempt to harvest the mail. Residents are sometimes unaware of the fake letterbox as the fraudsters will periodically remove the item, which may leave notable markings. The mail is then used to open various lines of credit with financial providers in the name of the innocent resident.
25/06/16 More Gala thank-yous Julie would like to  thank  made by all the bakers in the village for the fabulous  contribution  to the Gala. Their wonderful skills ensured the tea room was always full of happy visitors - Many thanks.
25/06/16 Buckden Singers at Grassifest Buckden Singers will be performing in Grassington Square next Saturday morning (2nd July) at 10.30 as part of Grassington Festival . Please come along and give your support
25/06/16 Buckden Parish Council July Meeting Please note that the Parish Council meeting in July will be on Monday 18th July (at the usual time) and NOT on the 11th as previously advertised
25/06/16

Buckden Walkers  July Monday Walk 4 July 2016 Kettlewell to Buckden via Moor End. About 4.5 miles. Slight change in our usual arrangements this month, meet at the Buck Inn to catch the 11.15 Upper Wharfedale Venturer to Kettlewell (arrives 11.25), or meet us at the car park in Kettlewell by 11.30.I suggest coffee at Moor End and picnic lunch at Starbotton.  Anyone who would like a less energetic stroll up the river could meet us at Starbotton, let me know if you want to do that and I’ll arrange to phone you when we approach lunchtime. Drinks after at the Buck Inn, and, for anyone who needs transport back down to Kettlewell, there is a bus from Buckden at 16.30 (I’m assuming we’ll miss the 15.05!)

25/06/16 Manor Lands Hospice Wharfedale Support Group are holding their Annual Garden Party with a Strawberry Cream Tea supporting Manorlands Hospice at 2-4pm on Thursday 7th July  at Lowfield Farm, Threshfield (adjacent to Long Ashes) with plenty of on-site parking. Cake Stall, Plants and various other stalls. Tickets £6 available from Graham Walter tomorrow or next Wednesday. Thank you to all who supported our various events this past year. Our Support Group was able to give a record £17,500 to the Hospice. P.S.  Please visit the Support Group tombola at Kilnsey Show!
25/06/16

Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 9th July 2016. Grassington Community Cinema presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington.  For children we present ‘The Peanuts Movie’ ‪at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘Spectre’ ‪at 7.30pm. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community and support Grassington Hub and Community Library.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  Ask about our Loyalty discount Scheme. All welcome!  For more information: click here

25/06/16

NYP Community Messaging Possible bogus workmen have visited a house in Clapham on Monday, if you have workmen calling at your door please check their ID and confirm with the company they claim to be from.

20/06/16 Buckden Gala - Thank yous.... Well..... a fantastic Gala on Saturday which broke all previous records. The Gala is a really important event in our community; it is of course the main source of funds for the Institute, but just as  importantly it is an opportunity for the community to have fun while working together for the good of the village, it brings people from down the dale and beyond to Buckden, both as helpers and as visitors, and is a marvellous showcase for our wonderful village. This year the Gala raised more than £3,600 - substantially more than in previous years - more even than in 2013 when the Fell Race was in the National Championship series. Of course the success of the day depends on the hard work of many people, but Bev and Debbie (together with the Gala sub-committee) deserve our special thanks. Bev and Debbie's own thank you messages are below.

Thanks from Bev: Bev would like to say thank you to all who helped on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the setting up of the gala field and the taking down and packing away.  It is all very much appreciated.

Thanks from Debbie: A big thank you to everyone who had any involvement in this year’s Gala.  Although the final total raised is still being calculated it looks likely to be one of the best yet, hopefully over the £3,000 mark.  The Gala is a massive joint effort across a multitude of people – those who set up and then clear the field; those that ‘person’ the stalls throughout the day; our outside exhibitors, and the many local businesses who year after year offer raffle prizes or sponsorship; the non-residents who offer their time, the bakers, the musicians, the dog owners, and anyone who donates bric-a-brac or books or tombola prizes.  And finally our fabulous visitors who come and spend money and enjoy such a lovely traditional afternoon out in the Dales.  It sometimes feels like the effort outweighs the reward, but this year certainly proved that that was not the case. Thank you so much from all of the Buckden Village Hall Committee, and in particular the Gala sub-committee, for helping to fund another year of our wonderful village hall.  Debbie.

20/06/16 Buckden Pike Fell Race - In case anyone didn't know, Garry did the Fell Race on Saturday - his first - in aid of Manorlands. He managed a creditable 72nd place in a time of 52:37 - a fantastic result which we are sure he will improve on next year!. If you didn't get a chance to sponsor him on Saturday, I'm sure it's not too late.
20/06/16 Buckden Gala - Pictures - Click here for a slide show of the Gala
20/06/16 Three Peaks Walk in aid of the School Last weekend's  three peaks walk in aid of the school raised a brilliant £1452 for the friends of Kettlewell School. Many thanks to all who sponsored us
13/06/16

Buckden Gala - setting up the field All helping hands for setting up the gala field please meet at the institute this Friday the 17th June at 10 o'clock

13/06/16 Buckden Walkers - mystery walk details revealed! The next Buckden Sunday walk is on 19th June.  Meet at the Buck at 10.45 to share lifts or at Bolton Abbey car park at 11.15.  Please self cater for coffee stop and lunch stop as usual.  If you wish to meet at the Abbey please contact Robin (tel. 01756 761320) as we may adjust the start point to avoid a £8 parking fee. 
13/06/16

Nethergill Hay Meadow Celebration weekend 2016 Sat 2 - Sun 3 July 10am - 4pm (last entry 3pm) Nethergill Eco Farm / YDMT / Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Teeming with wildlife and a riot of colour, flower rich hay meadows are truly special. Join us in celebrating the delights of a summer’s meadow with wildflower walks, talks, arts and crafts, and bug hunting activities. Discover what’s being done to protect and restore these precious places, and find out how you can help. This event is part of National Meadows Day, which aims to highlight the importance of hay meadows and their conservation, to ensure their safety for future generations. Nethergill Eco Farm is the ideal venue to immerse yourself in the natural world and learn about conservation farming. Homemade refreshments available - or bring a picnic - and enjoy the art and nature trails. Nethergill Farm, Oughtershaw, Buckden, BD23 5JS. Age: All (accompanied children); Booking: Advisable Cost: Free, but donations to YDMT welcome Tel : 01756 761126, 07854 602060 or email: fiona.clark@nethergill.co.uk

12/06/16 Annual Parish Meeting - Reminder The annual parish meeting will be held tomorrow Monday 13th June at 8.00 p.m.. In addition to the usual reports, Anne Vetch will give a talk about the challenges facing education in Upper Wharfedale and the exciting new plans for Kettlewell School. All are welcome to come and hear about this important issue for our community.
12/06/16 Three Peaks Walk for Kettlewell School - Carey and David Doubtfire, Stephen, Robin and Stella and Pete yesterday completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks, walking 25 miles and climbing 5000 feet to raise funds for Kettlewell School.  The picture below shows the group at the trig point on Ingleborough - when there was still one more peak and a fair old distance to go.

It's not too late to sponsor us. There are sponsor forms in the Buck Inn , the School, the Blue Bell and Kettlewell Shop and Carey always keeps a form with her. Thank you for supporting our fantastic school.

12/06/16 Buckden Gala - Tea Room - Calling all bakers - Julie would welcome contributions for the Tea Room, especially cakes, tray bakes etc. These can be taken to Julie at Barndale before the Gala or delivered to the tea-tent on the field on Saturday morning
12/06/16 Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk The next Buckden Walkers Sunday walk will be held next Sunday 19th June. The walk is to a mystery destination which will be revealed if you contact Robin on 01756 761320.
12/06/16 “The Last Memory”  at the Octagon - On Friday 8th July 2016  There will be a performance of the play “The Last Memory”  by Alan Sockdill   (author of the recent Jaywalker's play "Godfrey's Last Stand") . This powerful one act play, which is about Alzheimer’s, is inspired by a real life situation with genuine stories and experiences.  The performance will be followed by an interval, then an optional Q&A session with the writer /  director and actors. The bus has been organised to take people from up-dale. For anyone wanting to come on the bus the price will be £12.50 per person which includes your ticket and the bus. The show, which is in aid  In aid of the Alzheimer's society and new theatre seats for The Octagon, will start at 7.30 p.m.. Anyone wanting to go , should ring  Zarina Belk on 01756 761188 or email zarinabelk@gmail.com
04/06/16 Buckden Gala The Gala will be on Saturday 18 June this year opening at 12.30pm and as always the Fell Race and Sheep Show will take place alongside the Gala. There will be the usual range of stalls and entertainments for all ages including children’s races, dog show, beer tent and much more. Would anyone who has any bric- a-brac please let Anne Newman (760487) know and anyone with contributions for the raffle please let Kevin Roe (761024) or for the tombola please let Keith or Linda Portman know (761019. Anne Vetch (760882) will be dealing with the helpers’ rota this year and she will contact people who have helped in the recent past but any new volunteers will be most welcome so please let Anne know if you want to be involved in the Village Hall’s main fundraising event of the year. Any other details can be obtained from Debbie Roe (761024) or Richard Barlow (760870).
04/06/16 Buckden Singers Summer Concerts – ‘ Music without Borders’ and ‘From Movies to Musicals’ Buckden Singers Summer Concerts take place this year on Friday 15th July at 7.30 at St Michael’s, Hubberholme and on Saturday 16th July at 7.30pm at St Margaret’s, Threshfield. Tickets are now available - £7 for adults and £1 for children – from Stella Perrott on 01756 761320 or email tickets@buckden.org
04/06/16

Buckden Walkers Monday Walk June 6th 2016. Ghaistrills Strid and Grass Wood. Under 5 miles, listed as easy / moderate. Meet at the Buck Inn at 10.30am or in Grassington Square at 11.00 (outside the Devonshire pub). Bring your coffee and picnic lunch.  Dogs welcome as always. Drinks at the Devonshire at the end. The walk first follows the river and then returns through Grass Wood.

04/06/16

 

Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll  The June  evening stroll will take place on Thursday 9th June and will be a Historical Tour of Skipton Town Centre, followed by a meal at The Craven Heifer. There will also be an alternative canal walk for anyone not wanting to do the Historical Tour. Sue Wrathmell will lead us on a journey from the Castle and Corn Mill, along the canal and back up the High Street, describing the history & development of the town, it's buildings and mills. Sue has worked with Skipton Civic Society since the 1980's a nd recently retired as Senior Listed Buildings Officer with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.  The Venturer bus will leave The Buck Inn at 6:00pm or meet at Holy Trinity Church, Skipton at 6.30pm. Non-walkers meet at The Craven Heifer at 8:00pm.   Click here for the menu. Please contact me Jayne if you would like a seat on the bus (cost £3). Menu choices are needed by Monday 6th June.

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The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration on Sunday June 12th Come and join us celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday at 2.30pm Bring a picnic to Buckden School Room and celebrate with others. Hot/Cold Drinks will be available. Everyone is welcome to celebrate together.

04/06/16 Calling all hen owners Evidence of fox activity has been noticed around Buckden. Lisa has more details
04/06/16 Grassington Festival Events - Loads of good stuff at this years festival - click here for leaflet and click here for another one.....also, don't forget that Buckden Singers will singing at the Festival this year so please go along and give them your support. Saturday 2nd July at 10.30. The 9.45 Venturer from Buckden will get you there just in time!
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Grassington Community Cinema - Click here for details of forthcoming attractions at Grassington Community Cinema. There is a permanent link to the Grassington "Movie Night" page on the "Links" tab at the top of this page.
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NYP Community Messaging Fraud information

Click here for  the Action Fraud website which includes useful information about reporting scams and cold calling telephone calls, Street parties - Click here for a useful official guide to running a street party

04/06/16

 

Music for a Summer Evening in Buckden Court Gardens August 6th at 6pm including strawberry tea. Come and enjoy the music and strawberries. Put the date in your diary. Further details to follow
04/06/16

 

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival  From essential repairs to the playground and the Queen’s birthday lunch, to donations to the cricket team and toddler group, the Scarecrow Festival, provides vital funds for our whole community and not just Kettlewell School, village hall and St Mary’s Church. But we need lots of volunteers and helpers to make it happen, so please get in touch and help make 2016 another successful year: Manning the stalls : Melanie Thornton (761685) Car parking (especially Monday to Friday) : Paul Hatton (760378) Baking : Sue Nelson (760887) Village Hall refreshments : Verina Bishop (760235) and Jennifer Cuthbert (760224). We need a number of people every day to help with serving, making sandwiches, clearing tables and washing-up etc (we do have a dishwasher!). Whether you can spare a 2-hour shift or do a little more, please let us know whatever you can do. Remember: Scarecrow making workshop, Sunday 17th July.
22/05/16 Buckden Village Institute - At last Friday's Institute AGM, Richard Barlow stood down as Chair after 10 years. As a community we are very grateful to Richard for all his hard work and commitment and are delighted that he has chosen to stay on the committee, in order that we can benefit from his experience.
22/05/16 Annual Parish Meeting At the parish meeting on Monday 13th June, Anne Vetch will give a talk about the challenges facing education in Upper Wharfedale and the exciting new plans for Kettlewell School. All are welcome to come and hear about this important issue for our community.
22/05/16

Yorkshire Three Peaks for Kettlewell Primary School David and Carey Doubtfire and friends are going to walk the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks. The walk will take place on the 11 June 2016 and is to raise funds for Kettlewell School. There is no time target on the walk, as just finishing will be a huge achievement. If you would like to sponsor us there are sponsor forms in the Buck Inn , the School, the Blue Bell and Kettlewell Shop and Carey always keeps a form with her. Thank you for supporting a fantastic school.

22/05/16 Heber Farm Walk Saturday 25 June – Garry Schofield and Chris Clark have kindly offered to conduct a guided farm walk around Heber Farm, Buckden.  Depart Heber Farm yard at 6pm for a 2-hour gentle walk, with lots of discussion and debate about farming practices in the Dales, and return to Heber Farm afterwards for Jacob’s Join supper. Beer and soft drinks will be provided but bring your own wine if preferred. There will be a £2 per head charge with all proceeds going to the Village Institute. Please let Debbie Roe know if you plan to attend by 20 June (debbie@beckcottage.com or 761024)
22/05/16 Buckden Gala - Click here to download a poster for Buckden Gala to display in your window or in your car
22/05/16 Room wanted Andrew Seaton who is working full time at the Buck inn is looking for a room to rent long term in the Buckden, Starbotton or  Kettlewell area. Any ideas would be much appreciated - Andrew can be contacted by email at  andrewseaton22@yahoo.com or at the Buck Inn
22/05/16 Vodafone 3G mobile live in Buckden  A number of people have asked about the new Vodafone mobile service and why they cannot access it on their Vodafone handsets. It is important to note that the service is 3G only - so if your phone is not a 3G phone, you will not be able to use the service. Click here for a map showing where Robin has managed to pick up the signal so far (including at the top of the Pike.
22/05/16 News from West Winds Click here to download the latest West Winds newsletter
22/05/16 NYP Community Messaging - Works van parked up in Kettlewell struck by another vehicle causing extensive damage. The vehicle failed to stop. and made off, If you saw anything please ring 101
14/05/16 Vodafone 3G mobile now live in Buckden  The Vodafone ROSS 3G service was finally turned on this week in Buckden and Hubberholme on Monday this week. The service uses Vodafone transmitters at the Buck, The George and at Buckden Barn with the backhaul provided by Boundless Networks (LN Comms). Click here for a map showing where Robin has managed to pick up the signal so far (including at the top of the Pike).
14/05/16 Annual Parish Meeting - speaker wanted If you have a suggestion for a speaker at the next parish meeting on Monday 13th June, please contact the Parish Clerk - Louise Close - at clerk@buckden.org
14/05/16 Buckden Gala - calling all bakers With the Gala fast approaching it is time for the annual appeal for the 'village bakers' to once again support the Gala with cakes, tray bakes and any other creative pastries.
14/05/16 NYP Community messaging Apple ID/iCloud Phishing Scam alert: Fraudsters are sending phishing texts and e-mail messages to members of the public, claiming to be from Apple. The messages typically state that the recipient’s iCloud or iTunes account is out of date and that they need to follow a link to avoid account suspension. Once the link has been followed, victims are prompted for personal information, such as their bank account details. To protect yourself from this and other phishing scams:
• Don’t open web links contained in unsolicited texts or e-mails.
• Never provide your personal information to a third party from an unsolicited communication.
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08/05/16 Updale Venturer - May Newsletter  Click here to download the May newsletter including a report on the first month of operation, a request for help with cleaning the bus, Venturer tee-shirts and more.
08/05/16 Gala plant stall Now that gardens finally seem to be showing signs of life, if you have any spare plants you could pot up for the plant stall, please contact Alan and Karen on 761357. Empty pots available if required.
07/05/16 Buckden Walkers Evening stroll Thursday 12th May. An easy circular walk through the woods and along the river at Aysgarth Falls. Approx 1 hour. Depart from the Buck Inn at 6pm or meet at Aysgarth National Park Car Park at 6.30pm. Non walkers meet at Street Head Inn at 7.45pm. Click here for menu Please ring Charmian with food orders 01756 760258 or email jhsayer@btinternet.com by Monday 9th May
07/05/16

Buckden Sunday Walkers  - 15th May. The month has come round quickly since the last walk when we had a very good turnout. Next Sunday's walk is around 9 miles with a total climb of 380m, passing by West Burton, Aysgarth and Thoralby. Meet outside The Buck at 10.30 to share lifts or opposite the Street Head Inn at 11.00.  As usual, cater for a morning coffee break and picnic lunch. Click here to see the route (with one small tweak). Please let Robin know (tel 01756761320) if you intend to join us at Street Head in case of late changes.

07/05/16 Grassington Festival Choir - Come and join the Festival Choir and sing uplifting songs inspired by the 2016 Festival theme: Convergence: All Roads Lead to Grassington. Thursdays 5, 12 & 19 May, 9 & 16 June. 7.30pm to 9pm The Congregational Church, Garrs Lane . Everyone welcome!  Click here for poster
07/05/16

Prayer Run  On 14 May 2016, our vicar, James, will be running the 13 miles from Hubberholme to Arncliffe via Kettlewell and Conistone, holding a short service based upon The Lord’s Prayer at each of the churches of the benefice. If you would like to join him, please be in touch. Or you may wish to consider planning your own walk/run arriving at one of the churches for the service times below. If you’re not a fan of running or walking for that matter, please do come along to one of the churches to pray for our nation.

12.30 p.m. Hubberholme Church

2.00 p.m. Kettlewell Church

3.00 p.m. Conistone Church

4.30 p.m. Arncliffe Church (where a Teddy Bear’s picnic will be taking place from 3pm for families and young ones).

29/04/16

Buckden Village Institute AGM - Notice of Annual General Meeting. Friday 20th May 7.30 p.m. All villagers are invited. Click here for agenda

29/04/16 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk - Monday walk on May 9th Yarnbury and Hebden Beck. - Click here for details
29/04/16 Buckden to Fleet Moss road closures - latest status from NYCC. Click here for details
29/04/16 Grassington Players - Entertaining Angels  Grassington Players present their latest production - 12th - 14th May. Click here for details. If a number of people are interested in going then it may prove worthwhile to look at booking the Venturer, It's quite a good laugh and there is a bar. If interested then either email at sarah@vetch.co.uk or contact Grassington Hub on 01756 752222 to buy tickets
29/04/16

Buckden Gala The Gala will be on Saturday 18 June this year opening at 12.30pm and as always the Fell Race and Sheep Show will take place alongside the Gala. There will be the usual range of stalls and entertainments for all ages including children’s races, dog show, beer tent and much more. Would anyone who has any bric- a-brac please let Anne Newman (760487) know and anyone with contributions for the raffle please let Kevin Roe (761024) or for the tombola please let Keith or Linda Portman know (761019. Anne Vetch (760882) will be dealing with the helpers’ rota this year and she will contact people who have helped in the recent past but any new volunteers will be most welcome so please let Anne know if you want to be involved in the Village Hall’s main fundraising event of the year. Any other details can be obtained from Debbie Roe (761024) or Richard Barlow (760870).

29/04/16

Buckden Art Group AGM. The Art Group AGM will be held in the Institute on Monday, 16th May at 7.30pm, when arrangements for the August exhibition and future events will be made. New members wishing to join the Art Group will be most welcome at this meeting.

27/04/16 Tour de Yorkshire & the Venturer - Friday 29th May. The  Upper Wharfedale Venturer 72B service  will be running this Friday - however the service in the afternoon will be disrupted by the Tour de Yorkshire road closures at Grassington & Threshfield, so passengers should expect some delay.
27/04/16 Buckden Quiz Night This May quiz (last of the season) will be held on Sunday 1st May. Arrangements (nearly) as usual: In the Institute  - doors open: 7.00 p.m. First question: 7.30 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Craven Trust, which has supported the Institute in the past. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019.
27/04/16

Refugee Weekend There will be a meeting at 6 pm on Friday 6 May at Buckden Village Institute to discuss hosting a ‘refugee weekend’ in Upper Wharfedale.   This follows on from a successful weekend in Skipton where refugees spent the weekend with host families.   We hope an ‘Up-dale’ weekend might include farm visits, river walks and perhaps even some drystone walling or tree planting.   For details about the Skipton weekend please see a write up at http://bit.ly/1UaxuZV. Judy Rogers, who made the arrangements for the Skipton weekend, will tell us what it involves and what we will need to think about. The weekend is likely to take place towards the end of the summer.   If you think you might have something to offer – as a host, a farm visit or as a general helper, please come along to the meeting.    The meeting will last about an hour or,  if you are interested but unable to attend that evening, please get in touch with the Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support Group at refugees@upperwharfedale.net    

27/04/16 Jaywalkers - Click here for details of the upcoming Jaywalkers productions - a double bill of "Godfrey's Last Stand" and "The Holiday", to be staged in late April & early May
27/04/16

Flea Market May 2nd (Bank Holiday Monday)  10am-4pm with refreshments in Buckden School Room. When spring cleaning any suitable unwanted items can be left with Megan. Tel: 01756 760399

27/04/16

Gospel Choir Experience with International acclaimed musicians Anna & Andreas  Andersson. There will be a singing workshop on  June 4th  6pm to 7pm to explore and enjoy gospel music. This will be followed at 7.30pm by a Concert by Anna & Andreas Andersson in church. Workshop & Concert £14    Concert only £7  Wine and nibbles 7pm-7.30pm. Tickets available from Sue Lusted 0175 6760877 & Megan 01756 760399

27/04/16

The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration on Sunday June 12th Come and join us Celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday at ???pm. Bring a picnic to  Buckden School Room and celebrate with others. Hot/Cold Drinks will be available. Everyone is welcome to celebrate together.

27/04/16 Dalesbus Summer Timetable The Summer Sunday and Bank Holiday bus timetable in Wharfedale will be introduced on Sunday 1st May, running until the end of September. Due to funding constraints there will only be three return journeys to Upper Wharfedale this season.  The link across to Wensleydale is maintained, and has been retimed this year to give a four-hour stay in Hawes. Concessionary bus passes are valid for free travel on all journeys between Ilkley, Skipton and Buckden, but are not valid on service 857 between Buckden and Hawes.  Dales Rover tickets priced £10 are valid on all Sunday and Bank Holiday DalesBus services, with a £6 version for students (with NUS card) and passholders.
27/04/16 North Yorks Police Community Messaging - summary of recent  reports including crime report showing that North Yorkshire has lowest crime rate in England, as well as details of a number of scams, missing person etc. Click here to read
09/04/16 Upper Wharfedale Venturer launched. Great day today in Kettlewell for the launch of the Venturer. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make today happen, and to all those who came and supported us. Click here for pics
09/04/16 Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll – Wednesday 13th April 2016 - Depart from The Buck Inn by 6pm. Route: Circular, from Grassington Town Hall to the old Hospital. Approx. 2½ miles.Terrain: Easy up, gentle down. Simple wall stiles. Transport: The Venturer Bus* and car sharing. Parking: In The Square – if you are lucky!  Alternatively, there is a car park above Town Hall. * There are 16 places on the bus – Keith is driving – seats may be reserved on a ‘first come, first served’ basis – please email us asap to reserve your place. The cost will be approx. £2-£3 for the return trip (dependent on no. of passengers). We will be eating at The Devonshire - place food order before walking. The menu can be viewed on www.thedevonshiregrassington.co.uk Non Walkers: Meet at The Devonshire approx. 7:45pm. Contact David/Susan Lusted 01756 760877 info@dalegarth.co.uk  If bringing a dog, be prepared to keep it on a lead wherever sheep are present. Dogs are welcomed in The Devonshire. We recommend that you carry walking boots on the bus – there will be some mud in places so bring walking poles.
09/04/16 St George's Day - 23 April at 7.30  UPDATE.  There has been big demand for tickets and in order to finalise the catering would everyone who has ordered a ticket from Julie Jones please send payment (£12 per person) to her by Sunday 17 April.  Payment should be sent or delivered to Barndale, Buckden BD23 5JA and any cheques should be made payable to Buckden Village Institute
09/04/16

Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll Dates - amended: Note - some walks now on Thursdays

April                    Wednesday 13th            David & Sue Lusted

May                     Thursday 12th               t.b.a.

June                     Thursday 9th                 Sue Wrathmell

July                      Thursday 14th               Graham & Jan Walter

August                 Wednesday 10th            Keith & Linda Portman

September            Wednesday 14th            Doug McLellan

Volunteer Leaders, please contact David on 760877 or email info@dalegarth.co.uk

03/04/16 Upper Wharfedale Venturer Launch - a reminder that the launch of the Venturer will be held next Saturday the 9th April at 12.30 p.m. at Kettlewell Village Hall. There will be an opening ceremony with Jacob's Join, and with fizz generously provided by local hostelries. All welcome - Please do join us to mark the start of this important community project.
03/04/16 Upper Wharfedale Venturer FAQs - a Frequently Asked Questions sheet has been produced to answer ....well....Frequently Asked Questions, about the new bus service. Click here to download
03/04/16

Buckden Walkers Monday Walk Monday April 4th 4 ½  miles, around Appletreewick. Arrive at the Buck Inn in time to catch the Wharfedale Venturer at 10.30am and arrive at the Craven Arms in Appletreewick at about 11.15.  Pick-ups can be made in Starbotton and/or Kettlewell on request. Bring your drink and nibbles for the coffee beak, we’re booked for lunch at the Craven Arms in Appletreewick – and the bus can be parked there.  The bus fare will be £2.00 per head.

03/04/16

Buckden Walkers The Buckden Walkers’ Wednesday Evening Strolls calendar for 2016 is as follows: The second Wednesday of each month, i.e. 13 April; 11 May; 8 June; 13 July; 10 August; 14 September. Details of the first Stroll, which Sue and I will lead, will be given at the April Sunday Quiz Night. We do hope you can join us on the 13th to get the Season off to a good start. To anyone ‘new’ to our Strolls, we try to limit the distance to not more than 2½ miles – based upon a hostelry.  The normal start time (from Buckden) is 6pm and ‘non walkers’ are always welcome to join us for a meal at the end.  Details of the individual Strolls will be found on www.buckden.org and on the window Notice Board at the Institute. We would love to hear from anyone who is willing to lead on one of the remaining dates.  Please tell us your preference, either at the Quiz or on 760877 

03/04/16 Kettlewell School News Click here to download this months news
03/04/16

Easter at Hubberholme We trust that all have enjoyed a happy and healthy Easter, however and wherever it was spent. Among the regular Church traditions at Easter time, two recent additions are becoming ‘regulars’ in their own right: Palm Sunday Procession.  ‘Milly’, courtesy of the Kilnsey Trekking Centre and the excellent handling by Nicole, led the Procession from Buckden Village Green to Hubberholme.  We were indebted to Debbie for her accompaniments along the way; the day was glorious and the numbers of supporters a possible record.  Milly had a wonderful temperament, which was just as well considering the number of children who took turns to enjoy a ride.  To all who came, “thank you” for your support – especially as it was another ‘first’ for James our vicar, as he nears the end of his inaugural year in the parish. (click here for  pictures) . Easter Lilies.  We would like to thank all who gave so generously of their time and expertise in decorating church over the Easter period.  The church looked stunning.  Many dedicated ribbons in memory of family and friends, past and present and we know of several casual visitors that were inspired to add their own dedications.  A special word of thanks goes to Amy and Grace for the beautiful garden at the foot of the font.  The Easter Day service attendance was twice that of last year, helped by visitors from near and far along with many ‘of the village’.  All can be assured of a warm welcome whenever they have an opportunity to attend in the future.  (click here for  pictures)

03/04/16 NYP Community Messaging April Craven Newswatch newsletter - click here to download; Email Fraud - Do not open links or attachments from unfamiliar email addresses or websites, and make sure you up-to date anti-virus software instalkled; Overnight burglary in Threshfield, 20th March -  occurred between 22.00hrs - 04.00hrs. Garage has been broken in to and 2 trails bikes were taken. If you have seen any suspicious vehicles or people near to this location please let us know on 101
28/03/16 St George's Day event Buckden Village Hall 7.30pm Saturday 23 April.  All welcome.  There will be a three course meal of English cuisine, entertainments and a quiz. Bring your own drinks.  The event will cost £12.00 per person payable on the day but tickets must be reserved in advance so we know how many to cater for.  Please ring Julie Jones on 761441 to reserve your tickets
28/03/16

The George Inn - Pie News The George is delighted to announce that we have won both silver and bronze at the recent British Pie Awards. To celebrate and give folk the opportunity to enjoy 'award winning pies' we  will be having a Pie Night on both Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th April. Spaces as always are limited as we plan on your table being yours for the night. Give us a call to reserve, specifying which night and we will shortly be announcing the pie options (which will include vegetarian and pescatarian options). We look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it and to give you 'first dibs' will be posting on The George website shortly

28/03/16 Buckden Quiz Night This month's quiz will be held on Sunday 3rd April. Arrangements as usual: In the Institute  - doors open: 7.00 p.m. First question: 7.30 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019.
19/03/16 Road Closure - Andrew Mellor from Highways will be attending the next meeting of the Parish Council on Monday 11th April to discuss the forthcoming road closure and it would be advisable for residents to attend
19/03/16 Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk Programme - Click here for this year's dates for the Sunday walks - details of each walk will be available each month
19/03/16

Buckden Walkers March Walk Sunday, 20 March 2016. Two Haws....again Meet at Buck at 10.30am to arrange travel.  Usual T&C's. Walk to commence at 11am from layby on B6265 just above Rylstone village pond. This is a repeat of a walk we did last year, but will be done this time in the reverse direction. As a figure of '8' the full walk is 10 miles long, but just the one loop to Flasby and back offers an alternative walk of 5 miles. The full walk takes in the villages of Rylstone, Hetton and Flasby and goes on to pass closely by Sharp and Rough Haws. Any queries ring John on 761390

19/03/16 National Trust Tree planting day Fancy a day’s tree planting out on the fells?  The National Trust is organising a day for those interested on Wednesday 23rd March, meeting in Buckden car park at 9.30.  It’ll involve a bit of a walk of around 1.5 miles to get to the site, in woods on the west side of the dale. If you’re interested please get in touch with Peter on peter.katic@nationaltrust.org.uk
19/03/16 News from West Winds Click here for the newsletter from West Winds
19/03/16 NYP Community messaging There was a break in to a house on Church Lane, Gargrave. This occured sometime overnight on Friday 4th March. Have you witnessed anything suspicious which could be related? Any info please contact 101. People selling suspect generators in the Ingleton area today, please check carefully that they are what they say they are and report any agressive sales tactics. Any info please contact 101.
08/03/16 Upper Wharfedale Venturer gets its new livery Click here for pics of the bus in its new livery
06/03/16 Upper Wharfedale Bus Launch - The launch party for the new Upper Wharfedale Venturer bus service, will be held on Saturday the 9th April at 12.30 p.m. at Kettlewell Village Hall. There will be an opening ceremony, some entertainment and a Jacob's Join, with fizz generously provided by local hostelries. All welcome - Please put the date in your diaries and do join us to mark the start of this important community project.
06/03/16 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk - Monday March 7th  Janet's Foss & Gordale Scar - Click here for details
06/03/16 Buckden Quiz Night Reminder that this month's quiz will be held tonight - Sunday 6th March.
06/03/16 Flower arranging Workshop - Buckden School Room 1 - 3 p.m. March 22nd. Contact Sue for details 760877
06/03/16 Flea Market with refreshments May 2nd (Bank Holiday Monday) 10 - 4 in Buckden School Room. Items can be left with Megan 760399
06/03/16 Buckden Singers - Dates for the diary The Buckden Singers Summer Concerts will be held on Friday 15th July at Hubberholme and Saturday 16th July at Threshfield. The choir will also be performing at Grassington Festival on Saturday July 2nd.
06/03/16

NYP Community Messaging Theft of quad  - males arrested - others still wanted in Elslack area after theft of quad/break in's 0730 on 28/02/16 Any info ring North Yorkshire Police 101

01/03/16 Upper Wharfedale Bus Newsletter - Please click here to read the March newsletter with news of progress and details of the launch event on 9th April to which all the updale community are invited
28/02/16

Buckden Gala 2016 Just a reminder of the date of this year’s Gala Saturday 18th June. As you know we rely on income from this to keep the Institute going. Anne will be contacting everyone shortly to ask for volunteers to work on the stalls and do any other jobs that might need doing. Please do keep the date free if you can

28/02/16

 

Buckden Quiz Night This month's quiz will be held on Sunday 6th March. Arrangements as usual: In the Institute  - doors open: 7.00 p.m. First question: 7.30 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019. Thanks to Liz for this picture of our chairman modelling the latest style in updale headgear

28/02/16

 

Events at the George A special Mothers Day menu Sunday 6th March  at The George which will be bookings only £29.00 for 2 course, £35.00 for 3. The menu is available on the website. Please give Jackie or Ed a call if you wish to book. They will also be reserving tables for those who just want a more traditional Sunday Roast to celebrate. St. Patricks Day Thursday 17th March - with having traditional Irish Folk Music , a wholesome Irish Stew and pint of Beer or equivalent- all for £9.95. Please let Ed & Jackie know if you are planning on coming as space will be limited

28/02/16

 

Bus Photo Competition Many thanks to all those who submitted images of Kilnsey Crag in response to the appeal for pictures. A number of people sent some truly stunning images - it is a shame not to be able to use them all. The picture we have chosen is by Sara Spillett from Kettlewell - so  thanks again to her and all the other talented photographers of the Upper Dale.
28/02/16

 

Mad Hatter  Children’s Party & Disco (DJ WILKO) at Grassington Town Hall Friday March 11th at 5.00pm Tickets £4.00. Click here for details

28/02/16 NYP Community Messaging Break-in at Upper Wharfedale Cricket Club, Grassington. Believed to have occurred overnight on 17/02. Any info please call 101; De-icing cars North Yorkshire Police have issued a warning to motorists to be vigilant when de-icing their cars after a number of vehicles have been stolen while left with their engines running; Country Watch Newsletter - click here to download
11/02/16 Road closure at Starbotton The B6160 will be closed either side of Starbotton from 22nd February for up to five nights  9pm until 6am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 10 until 6 am on  Tuesday and Thursday. Emergency vehicles will have access but nobody else. This is to allow BT to dig up the road. One is inclined to wonder why they are arbitrarily allowed to disrupt our lives like this, particularly given their abject failure to deliver a half decent telephone service to much of the parish over the last 18 months.
04/02/16 Upper Wharfedale Bus - The new Mercedes 16 seat bus which will become the Upper Wharfedale Venturer was delivered on Friday 5th February. Between now and April it will be used for training, and will be liveried and fitted out with a Ticketer. Click here for pics on the Upper Wharfedale Bus website
04/02/16 Upper Wharfedale Bus on BBC Breakfast  Peter Vetch of UWB was interviewed yesterday on BBC Breakfast and announced the name of the new service - the "Upper Wharfedale Venturer" Click here to watch the clip
04/02/16 Dodgy characters seen behaving in a suspicious manner in the village tonight. Keep doors locked and be observant
30/01/16 Kettlewell School News - Click here for the latest newsletter from school
30/01/16 Land Letting - At the traditional auction at the George on the 4th January the Poor Pasture was let for the sum of £1,010.
30/01/16 NYP Community Messaging House burglary in Conistone sometime over the last few days.Seen any suspicious activity/vehicles in the area? Call 101 ref. 12160014293; Poaching -Two vehicles were stopped near Burnsall last night following reports of poaching, one driver was arrested for driving whilst unfit through drugs and taken to Harrogate custody; Recovery Room Fraud - warning from ActionFraud. Click here for details
23/01/16 Upper Wharfedale Bus - Click here to download and read the latest newsletter from UWB giving details on preparations for taking over the service on April 11th.
23/01/16 A message from Jane & Rob Lusted "A huge thank you to all who came to Gordon's funeral on Friday, or have sent kind thoughts recently. It was really heart warming to be surrounded by so many of the friendly faces that Gordon cared about, and loved living amongst. It definitely helped to make a very difficult day just that little bit more bearable. Many thanks to you all, Jane, Rob, and family."
15/01/16 Gordon Dinsdale Villagers will be sad to learn of the death of Gordon Dinsdale. Gordon passed away peacefully on Wednesday 13th January. The funeral will take place at St. Michael’s, Hubberholme, on Friday 22nd at 12:30 p.m. Jane and Robert extend an invitation to all who knew Gordon to attend a Service of Celebration of his Life, then join them afterwards at The George Inn. - Our thoughts and prayers are with Jane & Robert at this very sad time.
10/01/16
Bus service cuts on Countryfile Interesting feature on BBC’s Country File on Sunday exploring the impact of bus service cuts on communities in the Dales Click here to view (two segments at 8:06 mins & 27:20 mins)
10/01/16 White Lion re-opens The White Lion at Cray re-opened on Christmas Eve and is now "properly open" More details can be found at  www.whitelioninncray.com which has menus and opening times. Good reports from those who have eaten there. We wish the new team every success.
10/01/16 The George Inn will be shut this year from Tuesday 26th Jan, reopening Friday 12 th Feb. The George are offering a sumptuous 6 course valentines menu for Valentine's Day  Sunday 14th February. Currently we taking bookings at £69 per couple ( £10 deposit per couple ) for tables on Sunday evening. Dependent upon demand we will offer the same menu for our lunchtime service to make Sunday an exclusive Valentine diners experience! Please let us know ASAP if you would like to join us and whether your preference would be for the afternoon or evening sitting. As always spaces are limited as your table will be guaranteed for the full lunchtime or evening session. It will as always be great to welcome friends from Buckden
10/01/16 Upper Wharfedale Bus - vacancies It's not too late to apply for the part-time paid vacancies with Upper Wharfedale Bus. Full details and application forms may be downloaded from the UWB website at www.upperwharfedale.com, obtained by emailing jobs@upperwharfedale.com  or by ringing 01756 761155.
10/01/16 Christmas at St Michael's - Pictures of the tree and flowers at Hubberholme this Christmas - click here to view
10/01/16

NYP Community Messaging. Crimes at insecure properties - please lock up after dark. Criminals don't make a noise if they don't have to break in.!! Vehicles stolen as a result of Burglaries as well, so please don't leave you car keys on the kitchen work top - hide them away just in case, especially if you have a desirable vehicle. Countrywatch Newsletter Click here for this month's newsletter; Police funding - Click here to give your views on police funding for 2016-7

10/01/16 Recycle-It New items listed - click here
02/01/16 NYP Community Messaging Please note the North Yorkshire Police non-emergency telephone number 101 is now back in action
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