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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:
   
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.

04/06/16

 

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!
04/06/16

 

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.
04/06/16

 

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.
• If you have provided personal information and you are concerned that your identity may be compromised consider Cifas Protection Registration
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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
24/12/15 Upper Wharfedale Bus - Paid and volunteer staff needed. Upper Wharfedale Bus have been notified that they have been selected to run the bus service from Buckden to Grassington from April 2016.  The following paid positions will therefore be available from April: Part-time Bus Driver(s) and Part-time Administrator: 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. Closing date: Monday 11th January. Volunteers also needed, so if you are interested, please call 01756 761155 or email: volunteers@upperwharfedale.com  
24/12/15 NYP Community Messaging Technical difficulties are still occurring in contacting the Police due to weather-related issues affecting the Exchange building. If your call is urgent, please contact them on 999, which is not affected. If your call is not urgent, a temporary number has been set up to deal with your call. In non-emergency situations please dial 01609 768 182.
24/12/15 Topical web-site - If you're interested in what the river is doing this is quite interesting - click here
24/12/15 Christmas Eve Carol singing Carol singing around the village on Christmas Eve raised a total of £217. This will be evenly split between the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, Age UK and the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association. Many thanks to all who sang, donated or generously provided refreshments on what was a wintry but very uplifting night.
24/12/15 A very merry Christmas to all our readers....and sincere apologies to all those of you who have been in touch because you thought there was something wrong with your computers as nothing had had been updated on the site since 5th December. It's been insanely busy. We will try to ensure this unfortunate lapse in customer service is not repeated next year.... Have a great break, y'all.
24/12/15 Buckden Christmas Celebration Click here for pics of the Buckden Singers and Friends evening last Saturday. The two evenings raised £582 for Institute funds
24/12/15 Upper Wharfedale Bus CIC incorporated On 17th December, the Upper Wharfedale Bus CIC  was incorporated at Companies House as a Community Interest Company Limited by Guarantee. This is an important step in our preparations to take over the bus service from April.
24/12/15 Buckden New Year Quiz Night This months quiz will be held on Sunday 3rd January. Usual terms: 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
24/12/15 Christmas at St Michael's Crib/Christingle Service on Christmas Eve, Hubberholme, 4pm.  It is a very popular family service; everyone is welcome, especially the children - and you are advised to come early! Midnight Candlelit Holy Communion at Hubberholme on Christmas Eve, commencing 11:30 pm.  Carols by Candlelight at Hubberholme, Sunday 27th December at 7pm, supported by Buckden Singers
24/12/15 New Year's Day Walk David & Susan  would like to invite all Buckden Walkers – and anyone else up for a walk – to join us on New Year’s Day morning. We meet outside the Buck Inn for departure at 11am.  After the walk, we return to 11 Dalegarth for soup, mulled wine and Stollen. Non-walkers are welcome – as are dogs (leads will be necessary where sheep are present). What better way to start the New Year! Click here for details
24/12/15 Land Letting, Monday 4th January 2016.  A short Land Letting Service will be held at Hubberholme Church from 8 – 8:30 pm.  After the service the Annual Land Letting Auction is held in The George Inn.  The Auction ends when the candle burns out.
24/12/15 New Buckden Weather station launched. Kevin has very kindly set up a new weather station in the village, so now we don't even have to go outside to see it's raining........ Click here to view - and there is a link at the top of this page. A guy in Bergen once told me that a visitor there had asked his daughter how long it had been raining. "How would I know?" she replied "I'm only seven". I know how she felt!
24/12/15 Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support Group News. Click here to read this months Upper Wharfedale refugee newsletter
24/12/15 NYP Community Messaging "Over the limit, under arrest" North Yorkshire Police and the 95 Alive Road Safety Partnership are warning those who choose to drink or take drugs and get behind a wheel this Christmas, if you are over the limit you will be under arrest. Starting from 1 December, Police will be launching Operation Attention and will be out to ensure that those who put their own lives and other road users lives at risk are caught and prosecuted. Theft of tools A builders lockup in Draughton was broken into over the last two weeks and a Maxin petrol driven impact wrench taken, if you have any info please call 101
05/12/15

Upper Wharfedale collection for refugees The collection for refugees took place on Saturday 5th and was extremely successful. Two van loads full of supplies were delivered to Yorkshire Aid in Leeds for distribution to those in need. Many thanks to all of those who donated, helped with the collection and especially to Robert and Dave for transporting the supplies to Leeds in their vans. Click here for pics and details. If you would like to make a financial donation for refugees, please click here

28/11/15

Upper Wharfedale Community Bus The Upper Wharfedale Community Bus working group will be giving an  update on the bus situation on Wednesday 9th December at 7.30 p.m. in Kettlewell Village Hall. (click here for more details). Please could ensure that your friends and neighbours who do not have internet access are aware of this meeting, and encourage your friends and fellow villagers to attend.

28/11/15

Refugee Collection A reminder that all four Churches in the Benefice will be open on Saturday 5th December from 10.00 to 12.00 to receive donated items to help refugees in Syria and beyond.  Items required are: Women's, men's and Children’s warm and/or waterproof clothing; blankets ,towels; new underwear; shoes and boots; toiletries. Alternatively you can donate money at www.justgiving.com/upper-wharfedale-refugees. It would be really helpful if items could be bagged and labelled but if not it will be done at the receiving stations.

28/11/15 Buckden Quiz Night This months quiz will be held on Sunday 6th December. 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
28/11/15 Buckden Walkers - Monday Walk for December - December 7th. Gayle to Burtersett Click here for details
28/11/15 Christmas Card Delivery Service Steph Roe will be delivering Christmas Cards again this year around Buckden, Hubberholme and Cray, to raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association. Last year, she raised £165 for both charities, and hopes to do the same again this year, splitting the money equally between the two. She will deliver your cards for just 10p per card, and will deliver every weekend in December and Christmas Eve. Please get your cards to her by 23rd of December. You can contact Steph on (01756) 761024 or email her at: stephanie@beckcottage.com 
28/11/15 Kettlewell School News Click here for this month's update
28/11/15

Christmas Day at the George Message from Ed: 'Hi folks. Please note that we have now posted our 6 course Christmas menu on The George Inn website - its sure to be a fantastic day commencing at 14.00 with Champagne and Canapes. We currently have just 2 tables left - so if you would like to make a reservation then just give Ed or Jackie a call on 760223 '

28/11/15 Tapas night - Thank you Email from Graham, Maureen & Alan "Hi Gill, Bev, Linda & Keith. We have just arrived home from the Spanish evening and the four of us in the taxi (get us) said what a really good night we had had.  So we wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed it and to thank you. The food was really really good and only matched by the atmosphere in the Institute and the joy (yes, it has to be that word) that was in the room. So thanks for all your hard work.  We really do appreciate it."
28/11/15

Kettlewell Primary School Christmas Fair 6th Dec 1-3 pm. Santa's Grotto, Santa express rides, Amazing raffle prizes Keelhams, Billy Bobs Parlour and many more. Lots of Christmas crafts and activities and former Head teacher Phil Brisley signing copies of his book. Mulled wine and mince pies. Pupils of Kettlewell Primary have designed a tea towel and it's wonderful. They can be purchased from school and they will be available at the Christmas Fair, £4:95 each. What a lovely Christmas present idea.

28/11/15

Poppy Appeal Message from David "A most sincere ‘thank you’ to all who responded so generously to the Poppy Day appeal on behalf of the Royal British Legion.  I have just been informed that the village door-to-door collection raised a wonderful £134:70 and I know that further significant sums were collected in the Village Store, Buck Inn and The George.  Yet another demonstration of the community spirit, so typical of this village."

28/11/15

Opera at Grassington Town Hall Season of opera streamed into the Octagon with a proper sound system and big screen.  It's a free event but donations to hire are requested.  There's a bar and it's monthly (ish) on Sunday afternoon starting on 6th December with Verdi's "Aida".  Doors 4pm. Full details...Click here

28/11/15

NYP Community Messaging Dark nights are here, make sure all your doors are locked and property well lit. Anything suspicious please report. Fraudsters have set up a high specification website template advertising various electrical goods and domestic appliances. These goods are below market value and do not exist. The fraudsters will request your card details via the website; however the purchaser will then receive an email stating the payment failed and they must pay via bank transfer. If the item advertised seems too good to be true, then it probably is.

22/11/15 Tapas Night Pics Click here for pics of the Tapas Night. Click here for a selection of video clips
22/11/15 Book Launch in Kettlewell Former Kettlewell head teacher Phil Brisley is to launch his new book at Kettlewell School on Monday 7th December at 6.00 p.m. Click here for details
22/11/15 George Inn - Pie Night - message from Ed "Hi folks - just to let you know The George are having our next Pie and Music night on Wednesday 16th December. Places will be limited to 28 as always so please book in advance to guarantee your table"
22/11/15 Job Vacancy - Kettlewell School Cleaner wanted from February 2016 - Click here for details
22/11/15 NYP Community messaging Theft of sheep -

Between 18th August and now 20 sheep have been taken from a pasture in Kettlewell, all are tagged and have a blue marking on the LHS. Any info call 101 ref 12150201108; Landrover stolen from Addingham on Tuesday, is yours secure? If you have any info call 101 ref 12150199661

13/11/15

Bus service – update  Although we will not hear whether the Upper Wharfedale Community Bus bid to run the Buckden - Grassington service from April 2016 has been successful until 9th December,  a lot of planning work has been going on in the background. On Thursday 12th November, NYCC brought two buses to Kettlewell so we could understand the options. Click here for more info and pictures

13/11/15

New lines at Lynn’s Teatime Cakes – Lynn has introduced some new lines in time for Christmas:  Gourmet quiches and Traditional Christmas brandy fruitcakes. Click here for details.

07/11/15

Refugee Crisis Upper Wharfedale Support Group As part of the ongoing support we want to provide for displaced people, in real need, we are opening the Churches in the Benefice i.e. Kettlewell, Hubberholme, Conistone and Arncliffe to receive donated items (see below) which will help those who find themselves homeless. This collection will take place on Saturday 5th December from 10.00am – 12.30pm. The items will then be transported to central depots by local volunteers. If you can help in any way – either with donations of goods, money, or transport please contact: donations@upperwharfedale.net

An updated list of required items can be found at www.buckden.org/list.htm. If you would like to make a donation of money, we have set up a Just Giving page to make donations to the UN HCR who are on the ground helping refugees at all stages of their journeys in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan upon arrival in Europe. The Just Giving page can be found at www.justgiving.com/upper-wharfedale-refugees

07/11/15

New Year at the Buck The theme for this year’s New Year’s eve  will be a beach party – it gets pretty hot in The Buck at New Year so the beach theme will keep people cooler. There will be a prize for most original attire; prize for the best homemade outfit. This year there will be a small charge only to cover the buffet - tickets will be £5 each.

07/11/15 Recycle-It New items listed - click here
07/11/15 West Winds news - Click here for details of Winter Breaks at West Winds
07/11/15 Peregrina Del Norte - Stella's tales from the Camino. Click here to read the seventh instalment
01/11/15 Message from Dee Shepherd "A huge Thank You to everyone in Buckden for their thoughts, prayers, cards, flowers, and to all who came to Peter's funeral and afterwards. Very many thanks from Dee and family."
01/11/15 Cookery Demonstration On Tuesday 10th November Kettlewell & District WI is hosting a Cookery Demonstration by Julie Clarke of Coverdale at 7.30pm in Kettlewell Village Hall. This is an open meeting and all are invited to come.  Julie is a talented cook and a good speaker; her demonstrations are always fun and she has a fund of amusing anecdotes to accompany the proceedings.  The cost to non-WI members is £4 which includes refreshments.  For further details contact Jennifer Cuthbert on 760224
28/10/15 Buckden Singers Christmas Celebrations A new format to our Christmas Concerts will be celebrated this year in Buckden. There will be a Family Christmas Celebration on Friday 18th December 2015 6.00pm, primarily for the children and their families.  On Saturday 19th December there will be Christmas Celebration  at 7.00pm, primarily for adults. Click here for full details.
28/10/15 Buckden Quiz Night This months quiz will be held on Sunday 1st November . 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
28/10/15

Folk Night at the George Wednesday 11th November sees the return of Morfran Heights who will be entertaining us with classic and self penned folk songs with Martin on Guitar and vocals , Paul on percussion and pipes supported by Annie on backing vocals. As always everyone is welcome to come and join in. We will be serving food from 6.00pm with covers restricted to 28 as usual. Be sure to book early to secure a table where the 'action is' . If there are likely to be a number of our friends from Buckden  arriving simultaneously as is usually the case it would be great if you could let us have your food order in advance.

28/10/15 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk Several people have asked for a November walk – so, weather permitting Anne is planning for a 4 ½ mile walk around Appletreewick next Monday – details to follow later today but basically to follow the usual plan
28/10/15 Kettlewell School - Volunteers wanted Kettlewell Primary School is in a need of volunteers to help with reading. Ideally we would like one or two people a couple of times a week to hear some of the children read. No formal training is required and it would only take up about an hour of your time. If anybody is interested or would like further information, then please contact school on 01756 760280. All help will be gratefully received. Thank you
28/10/15 The Upper Wharfedale Churches present The Playhouse A children’s creative arts, drama and music group (Yr 3 and up after school) Kettlewell Village Hall Please contact James for further details Tel: 760237 upperwharfedale@westyorkshiredales.anglican.org
28/10/15 What's on at Amerdale Hall - Details of forthcoming attractions at Amerdale including the film of Paddington Bear and Jim Crace's "The gift of Stones" Click here for details
28/10/15 NYP Community Messaging 9 dwelling burglaries this month in Craven - all insecure properties overnight. They don't have to break in or make a noise. **Please lock your doors!!; Theft of quad - Between 6am & 8am distinctive green Honda TRX500FE quad bike reg PO11MVX stolen from Bolton Abby any information call 101 incident 12150187063
23/10/15 Peter James Shepherd - Peter sadly passed away peacefully and with dignity on the evening of Monday 19th October. The funeral will be at Skipton Crematorium at 2.20 p.m. on Monday 26th October. There will be a small do at the Buck Inn afterwards at around 4.00 p.m. Dee and family would like to thank everyone in the village for their kindness and support.
18/10/15

The Upper Wharfedale and Langstrothdale Dominoes Grand Prix 2015 will be starting on Thursday 22nd October at The George Inn. Everyone is welcome  - as in previous years  there will be a small prize available to each weeks winner, with the Champion being crowned in March of 2016.If there is enough interest The Buck Inn and The White Lion will also be venues on alternate weeks. If you can let Ed know in advance that you will be attending that will be great as a complimentary supper will be provided to all attendees. Thursday 22nd will be the  enrolment night as well as the official start night

18/10/15 Royal British Legion  ‘Poppy Day’ appeal David will be distributing  poppies distribute around the village and hopes to reach everyone during the first three evenings of next week.  After that date there will be boxes at the Village Store, The Buck Inn, The George and The White Lion.  ‘Thank you’ in advance, for any support you can give
18/10/15 Peregrina Del Norte - Stella's tales from the Camino. Click here to read the sixth instalment
18/10/15

NYP Community Messaging - Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the A59 near Skipton. The collision, involving a pedal cycle and a Land Rover, occurred at about 3.30pm on Saturday 10 October, on the A59 at the Carlton junction near Broughton Hall. Volunteers are wanted from the North Yorkshire community urged to come forward and help scrutinise the use of police cautions Click here for details.

11/10/15

Tapas night – Buckden Village Institute. Saturday Nov 21st at 7.30 p.m. Enjoy a selection of Tapas, with and Spanish themed entertainment and games. Bring your own drinks. Spanish dress optional. Tickets £10 - contact Linda (761019) or Gill (760460).

11/10/15 West Winds News flash Click here for a news flash from West Winds
11/10/15 Peregrina Del Norte - Stella's tales from the Camino. Click here to read the fifth instalment
11/10/15 NYP Community Messaging - variety of items including appeals for witneeses, cycle thefts, cold callers, lost foxhound, Neighbourhood Watch Signs, motor cycle safety and hate crime awareness. Click here to read
08/10/2015

Keith Shorrock   Sara Barraclough  and her family would like to sincerely thank all their friends in Upper Wharfedale for their support, kind words and lovely flowers following the sudden death of her father Keith on the 30th September. The funeral will take place at Nab Wood Crematorium on Thursday 15th October 2015 at 3.20 pm.  There will be a small celebration of his life afterwards at Shipley Golf Club, all are welcome. It is family flowers only and any donations received will go to the Yorkshire Cancer Trust.

03/10/15 Coffee Morning in support of Manorlands Hospice hosted by Wharfedale Support Group. Saturday 10th October 9.30am onwards  at Church House Grassington. Raffle, Cake Stall, Christmas Cards and Lipsticks!
03/10/15 Harvest Auction The auction of Harvest produce on Monday 27th September raised £206 for St George's Crypt in Leeds.
03/10/15 Buckden Walkers Monday 5th October 2015 A 5 mile circular walk, ‘twixt Linton and Burnsall. Meet outside the Buck Inn for departure at 10:30am – to start walking from the car park at Linton Church by 11am. Terrain, grassy; gradients, gentle; route, dog friendly ~ although leads required where sheep are present. Bring a picnic lunch; after-walk drinks at the Fountaine, Linton.
03/10/15 Buckden Walkers Sunday 18th October 2015 Wensleydale 8 1/2 miles Meet at Buck at 10.30am to arrange travel Walk to start by the bus shelter in the centre of Leyburn at 11.00am ish We will walk the Shawl to Redmire, back through the Bolton Estate along the Ure to the bridge on the Leyburn-Middleham Road, before returning to Leyburn
03/10/15 Refugee Crisis - Open Meeting Friday 9th October Scargill House 6.00 p.m. Details: Anne - 760882
03/10/15 Peregrina Del Norte - Stella's tales from the Camino. Click here to read the second, third and fourth instalments
03/10/15 Card and craft workshop will be held in Buckden Schoolroom on Tuesday 20th October from 1pm until 3ish. Please come along and have some fun , see what you can make (tuition will be given) and everyone will have something to take home ! Cost £10 (includes basic materials and refreshments) and is in aid of fundraising for Hubberholme Church. For further details and to book a place please ring Josie on 01756 761154.
03/10/15 Kettlewell Primary School - September news. Click here to read.
03/10/15 NYP Community Messaging Blue pickup LandRover, 02 reg, with silver back, stolen from Gargrave overnight, it headed towards Malham. Any info please call 101; For this month's Countrywatch newsletter, please click here
28/09/15 Buckden Quiz Night This months quiz will be held on Sunday 4th October . 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
28/09/15

Kettlewell Christmas Concert Saturday 5th December @ 7.30pm  Kettlewell Village Hall Following on from the hugely successful sell out Mayfest concert, don’t miss another fantastic night of great music and comedy. Click here for details

28/09/15 Kettlewell Village Hall Film Nights are back Saturday 14th November, 2015 "The Theory of Everything" Film starts 7.30 p.m. Click here for details
26/09/15 "Sing" - Upper Wharfedale Federation of Schools Students, Staff and Governors of Kettlewell Primary School and Upper Wharfedale School, together with members of Buckden Singers and Grassington Singers, got together last week to make a sound and video recording. This venture was a way to mark and to celebrate the formation of The Upper Wharfedale Federation of Schools which came into being in September. Click here to watch the video
26/09/15 Congratulations to Sarah who graduated yesterday with a First Class Honours degree in Young Children's Learning and Development from the Open University
26/09/15 Harvest Supper and Auction in Buckden Village Institute Monday, September 28th. Doors open 6:30pm for 7pm. Jacobs Join Supper Everyone Welcome! Click here for details
26/09/15 Peregrina Del Norte - Stella's tales from the Camino. Click here to read this week's instalment
26/09/15

Pie and Music night at The George on Wednesday 30th with Morfran Heights. Some places still available. Please note the full selection of pies are available as a one course only option for just £15.95 to include entertainment. Choose from: Steak and ale; Venison, tarragon and blue cheese; Lamb,  apricot and mint; Rabbit, smoked bacon and cider; Fish pie with a mash top; Vegetarian pie. Please let either Ed or Jackie know your choice of pie when you book your table. Tables from 18.00 and music from around 8.00. We look forward to seeing  you for ace pies and a good old sing song on Wednesday.

26/09/15 St Michael's Recipe Book containing recipes and sketches by local people - only £6. Click here for details
26/09/15 Macmillan Coffee Morning ‘A big THANK YOU to all who contributed in any way the Macmillan Coffee Morning.  A splendid £272.50 was raised – which becomes £302.20 when Gift Aid is added.
26/09/15 Jaywalkers - Blue Remembered Hills Tickets are now available for the latest Jaywalkers Production - Dennis Potter's "Blue Remembered Hills". Click here for details
26/09/15 ‘Come Lunch with Us’ in October. Meal for 10 Diners arriving at 12.30 for 1pm lunch.  Wednesday Oct. 7th with Josie Cowpe Tel. 761154; Wednesday Oct 14th with Sue Lusted Tel 760877; Wednesday Oct 21st with Jane Way Tel 761333; Wednesday Oct 28th Ring to book a place with Megan Lightfoot Tel. 760399; Donation after the meal given in appreciation for Church Funds Please book by each  Sunday evening prior to each  Wednesday lunch  in order to satisfy catering requirements
20/09/15 Message from Sandra "Just a note to say a big' Thank you ' to all those who have sent me ' get well ' messages, cards, flowers and supportive texts during and after my recent unexpected stay in hospital. It was so very much appreciated. Hopefully I'm on the road to recovery and will be around and about walking Willow again soon. Much love. Sandra x"
20/09/15 Refugee Crisis - Reply from NYCC Leader - Click here to read the email response from Cllr. Carl Les - Leader of North Yorkshire County Council - to the letter regarding the refugee crisis
20/09/15 Refugee crisis - update - click here for an update on what is going on locally in response to the refugee crisis
20/09/15 Bus Consultation - update Many thanks to those of you have written in support of the Upper Wharefdale Community Bus proposals and to those of you have volunteered to help in various ways. The UWCB bid will be submitted by this week's deadline and the bids will then be evaluated, with a preferred operator being selected by early November. The final decisions will not be taken by NYCC until early December however. So, for the time being it's "watch this space"
12/09/15 Refugee crisis - At Friday night's meeting a range of views were aired, following which a number of  people volunteered to join a group to explore ways to help and support the refugees. Click here to read the actions from the meeting. It was agreed that a slightly revised version of the proposed letter would be produced and circulated. Click here to read the revised draft draft (paragraph 3 ‘our community’ is replaced with ‘we’).  If you want to add your name to the revised letter please email refugees@upperwharfedale.net  If you  agreed to sign the previous version, your name will be added to the new version unless you contact Anne at the above email address.
12/09/15 Buckden Sunday Walkers 20 September
John has once again volunteered to lead a Sunday walk.  The September walk is on 20th and takes in Simon's Seat and the Valley of Desolation with a length of 8.5 miles and climb of 1200 ft.  Start from the Buck at 10.30 to share lifts or meet at car park at Barden Tower at 11.00.  Sorry, but dogs are not allowed on this route. 
12/09/15 Folk Night at Hubberholme Church Desert Island Discs style - The Waggoners from Bradford, led by Trevor Sharpe, will be performing their favourite songs at Hubberholme Church on Saturday 19th September at 7.30pm in an evening of storytelling and song. The cost is £8 and includes wine & nibbles (children free).  Telephone Megan on 01756 760399 to reserve a seat or pay on the door. 
12/09/15 Nethergill awarded Gold award for Green Tourism - the Gold award is given to businesses which deemed as inspirational/outstanding, and where the highest levels of sustainability are being achieved with a strong and broad ethos and excellent examples throughout. Click here for more details
12/09/15 NYP Community Messaging 25 Texel Cross sheep with red dot on back stolen from Ingleton area 13th - 15th Sept. If you have any info re this please call
08/09/15 Upper Wharfedale Community Bus - a report on the meeting about the bus service proposals can be found on the News page of www.upperwharfedale.net. There are also details of a meeting on Thursday 10th to discuss timetable options.
07/09/15 Kettlewell Primary School Car Boot Sale There is still space left at the Friends' Car Boot Sales on 20th Sept 1-3pm;.  £5 per car. Contact Carey on 07713566770. Thanks again Kind Regards Carey
06/09/15 Refugee Crisis There will be a meeting at Buckden Village Institute on Friday 11 September at 6.30 p.m. to discuss the current refugee crisis and how the communities of Upper Wharfedale could respond.  A letter is currently circulating to send to the County Council and Craven District Council - click here to read.  If you would be willing to add your name to the letter, please email Stella Perrott at  stella@buckden.org  
06/09/15 The George Pie & Music night - The George will be having their next Pie and Music night on Wednesday 30th September. The enticing pie selection is now unveiled. Please pre-book to ensure your favourite is available: Mains: Steak and Ale; Venison; Tarragon and Blue Cheese; Lamb,  Apricot and Mint; Rabbit;  Smoked Bacon and cider; Fish Pie with a mash top; Vegetarian Pie. Desserts: Apple and Cinnamon Pie; Cherry Pie; Mississippi Mud Pie. Pies Down' from 6.30. music from Morfran Heights from around 8.00pm. 2 courses and music £19.95 per person. Spaces will be limited to 28 as usual so please book early to avoid disappointment.
06/09/15

NYP Community messaging Missing 15-year-old girl - Police are appealing for information to find a missing 15-year-old girl. Geodie Curran has been missing from Bentham since 28 August. It is believed she has been staying with friends and is in the Morecambe area.If you have any information about Geodie's whereabouts, please call North Yorkshire Police on 101

04/09/15 Lost Dog A black labrador bitch aged 11years has been lost in the Starbotton area. If you see her please contact Robert Braithwaite on 07720458991
04/09/15 NYP Community messaging Skipton detectives are appealing for information following a robbery at Bolton Abbey on the afternoon of Friday 28 August 2015. The owner of a local business was threatened by a man wearing a balaclava who stole a small amount of cash and personal items. The two men involved in the incident. left the scene in a silver Ford Puma car which was found burnt out shortly afterwards, Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, and ask Skipton Serious Crime Team.
01/09/15 Bus Proposals - Meeting There will be a meeting for all members of the Upper Wharfedale community in Kettlewell Village Hall on Monday 7th September at 6.00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to communicate the status of the consultation process, to explain the proposals developed by the working group and to seek community support for the proposals. This is a key point in the process – please make every effort to attend. We apologise for the short notice but we have to meet tight NYCC deadlines and response times. The meeting will close at 7.15 p.m.
31/08/15 Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll The September evening stroll will be taking place on Wednesday 9th September instead of the usual Thursday to avoid clashing with the Buckden Singers rehearsal. This will be a gentle stroll along the beautiful Langstrothdale from Yockenthwaite to Deepdale and back. As the nights are drawing in, the walk will start earlier than usual. Meet at The George, Hubberholme at 6:00pm. Car-share drive to Yockenthwaite, ready to walk at 6:15pm. Walk to Deepdale along the path and return on the roadside. Drive back to The George around 7:30pm for meal at 8:00pm. Due to limited capacity at The George, Ed needs an indication of numbers so please let Julian know if you will be attending and he will finalise arrangements and Ed will advise the menu.
31/08/15 Sanctuary @ 6 A service of light, peace and thanksgiving. In a sacred, safe and calm space. 40 minutes: twice a month. An exploration of Christian Spirituality. Wednesday 6pm. Kettlewell Church 2nd September
31/08/15 Contemplative Prayer A service of prayerful contemplation and meditation. Guided reflection and exploration. Wisdom from the monastic tradition. Silence; scripture and music. 30 minutes: twice a month. Thursday 12 noon. Buckden School Room 10th September
31/08/15 Harvest Festival Service & Auction The Harvest Festival Service will be held at St. Michaels on Sunday, 27th September at the usual time of 11.00am. Please leave produce and flowers in church on Saturday morning so it is there for the people doing the church flowers. Thank you. This will be followed on Monday, 28th 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.
31/08/15 Card & Craft Workshop Tuesday October 20th  1pm in the School Room with Mrs Josie Cowpe & Mrs Christine Budd. Cost £10 Limited numbers. Ring 761154 to book a place.
31/08/15 ‘Come Lunch with Us’ in October. Meal for 10 Diners arriving at 12.30 for 1pm lunch. Ring to book a place. Wednesday Oct. 7th with Josie Cowpe Tel. 761154; Wednesday Oct 14th with Sue Lusted Tel 760877; Wednesday Oct 21st with Jane Way Tel 761333; Wednesday Oct 28th with Megan Lightfoot Tel. 760399; Donation after the meal given in appreciation for Church Funds
31/08/15 Does your child enjoy singing? Following the success of this year’s Buckden Singers concerts, when for the first time we featured Kettlewell schoolboy George Simpson, we are hoping to start a young peoples’ section, or training choir. Click here for details
31/08/15 Buckden Whist 2015-16 Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, September 16th & 30th at Buckden Institute; doors open at 6:30pm and play starts at 7pm. Entry fee £2:50 per evening, refreshments included. ALL welcome, especially those new to the area – or the game. Light-hearted fun and friendship guaranteed (Only Rule: No inquests!) – ask any current members. For further information contact David Lusted on (01756) 760877.
31/08/15

 

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Buckden School Room on Friday, 25th September from 10.30am until noon. All monies raised will help the work of Macmillan Cancer Support (Contributions for the cake stall would be very welcome).
31/08/15

 

Howden Jones Folk band Howden Jones will be performing again at Buckden Village Institute at 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50 (accompanied children under 16 free), available from Debbie Roe (761024 or debbie@beckcottage.com). Jacobs Join supper in the interval. Bring your own drinks. Raffle. For more information, click here

28/08/15 Dogs So here we are in Dalmatia and what do you know...... Everywhere you look, eponymous dogs!
28/08/15 Buckden Quiz First Buckden Quiz of the new season - Sunday 6th September. 7.00 for 7.30 start. Click here for details
28/08/15

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival The Kettlewell Scarecrow Committee would like to say a huge thank  you to all the volunteer helpers in the Dale. We could not put the Festival  on without your help. We had record numbers this year, mainly due to the very kind weather. We only had one really bad day, which was a complete wash out!!  We are hoping for a record profit as well which will benefit the School, Village Hall, Church and other local projects. Thank you once again.

28/08/15

The George - Pie & Music Night The George will be having their next Pie and Music night on Wednesday 30th September. We are planning on having an enticing selection of pies including fish and vegetarian options plus home made fruit pie desserts. 'Pies Down' from 6.30. music from Morfran Heights from around 8.00pm. 2 courses and music £19.95 per person. Spaces will be limited to 28 as usual so please book early with a £5 deposit to avoid disappointment.

28/08/15 Buckden Monday Walk - Monday 7th September A 4.5 mile walk starting at Austwick village green (park near the Gamecock pub).  Much of it is on walled tracks and is very dog-friendly though there are a few ladder stiles.  Good spots for dogs to have a paddle.  The walk takes in the edge of the Norber Erratics field and there is the opportunity to explore it further for those who feel like a bit of extra effort! Start at the Buck at 10.30 am or at Austwick village green about 11.30.  Usual arrangements with picnic/ coffee etc
21/08/15

Bank Holiday Book & CD Sale - Do you have  any jigsaws, CDs, records, DVDs , tapes etc which you no longer need ? There is a sale to raise funds for St. Michaels Church, Hubberholme on 31st August - Bank Holiday Monday in Buckden Schoolroom between 10am and 4pm.  There will also be refreshments.  Items can be left for sale with Megan or Josie or  can be  collected if necessary.  Do come along on the day and have a browse / buy and a cuppa.

21/08/15 Scargill House - free concert Friday 28th August at 8pm! During the last week of August there will be a week long musical programme at Scargill and the group that are learning the musical will be doing a performance on the Friday night. Click here for details
21/08/15 Folk Night at Hubberholme Church Desert Island Discs style - The Waggoners from Bradford, led by Trevor Sharpe, will be performing their favourite songs at Hubberholme Church on Saturday 19th September at 7.30pm in an evening of storytelling and song. The cost is £8 and includes wine & nibbles (children free).  Telephone Megan on 01756 760399 to reserve a seat.  
21/08/15 Buckden Singers Rehearsals will re-start for the new Season on Thursday 10th September 2015 in Buckden Village Institute at 7.30pm. New members welcome.
09/08/15 Bus Consultation - Urgent A reminder that the closing date for responses to the Bus consultation is this coming Friday, 14th August. If you haven't yet made a response please do so as soon as possible. You can access the Bus Consultation documentation and respond online at www.upperwharfedale.net . Your input is a key part of our campaign to get the bus service we need in the upper dale
08/08/15 Buckden Parish Council Meeting Just to confirm that there will be a Parish Council Meeting this month on Monday 10th August in Buckden Village Institute at 8.00 pm. All parishioners welcome. Apologies for lack of a notice on the board which was due to unforeseen circumstances.
08/08/15 Howden Jones return to Buckden - By popular demand, folk duo Howden Jones who came to Buckden in 2013 will return for a gig in the Institute on Friday 2nd October. Details to follow but make sure the date is in your diary.
08/08/15 Recycle-it - New items listed on Recycle-It page. Click here to view
08/08/15 Brasilian Experience Thanks to Martin and Monica for their generous contributions to the Brasil Event and for their involvement in it from the start.  Also thanks to Linda and Keith who did most of the English end of the organising.  It was a vvery enjoyable event for everyone who came
05/08/15

Yorkshire Dales Local Plan 2015 - 2030 The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has today formally published the proposed submission version of the Local Plan. This offers anyone with an interest a final opportunity to make representations regarding the Plan’s content prior to its submission to the Secretary of State. The Local Plan and supporting documents are available on the YDNPA website at www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/local-plan

 Interested parties can make representations by clicking here

05/08/15 Bank Holiday fund raiser Do you have any books, CDs, records, DVDs etc which you no longer need? If so, St. Michael and All Angels at Hubberholme are holding a sale to raise funds for the church  and would be glad to take them off your hands. This will be held on Bank Holiday, Monday 31st August in Buckden Schoolroom between 10 am and 4 pm, refreshments available. If anyone could make/provide a cake or buns for them to sell they ,too, would be very welcome.   Books, CDs etc or cakes  can be left with either Megan  760399 or Josie 761154.  Please do come along to browse, buy and relax with a cuppa
05/08/15 Diary Date - Buckden Gala The date of next year's Buckden Gale is Saturday 18th June. Make a note of it now to ensure you don't miss all the fun!
05/08/15

Kettlewell Horticultural Society Annual Show will be held in Kettlewell Village hall on Sunday the 30th August 2015. The Village hall will be open for registration of your entries on Saturday 29th at 11am to 4pm    and also for late entries on  Show Day between 9-9 30am only. The Show was started in  1908, the object being to bring the people in the villages together and take more pride in their gardens, and at first it was purely a competition for the best flower and vegetable garden. The Show was held in the old  National School up the hill  to Park Rash. It was held in a  simple marquee in the school grounds, there was a brass band and grand dance in the evening!... Shortly  after when the Village Hall was built in 1927 the Show was moved to the Kettlewell hall. The Show lapsed during the two world wars, otherwise it has been held continuously  since 1908 bringing the people of The dales together  to show off their prowess and  admire the results of their labour and skills. Please come along to support us! Everybody in The Dale welcome. Click here for more details

05/08/15 Kettlewell School News - Click here to read the end of term report from Kettlewell School.
05/08/15 Summer "Songs of Praise" will be held in Buckden School Room Sunday 9th August – at 6pm.
05/08/15 Car Boot Sale  A Friends of Kettlewell School Event  Sunday, 20th September 1-3pm; Kettlewell Primary School Car Park; For more information, call Carey on 07713 566770; sellers set up from 12:30pm on the day
05/08/15 J B Priestley 11 am, Sunday, August 16th. During the Holy Communion service there will be the Dedication of a display to the memory of J B Priestley and all are warmly invited to attend. 
05/08/15 Buckden Art Group. The 25th annual exhibition will be held in Buckden Village Institute from Saturday, August 29th until Wednesday, September 2nd. The exhibition will be open from 11.00am until 5.00pm daily and admission is free, with donations to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity.
05/08/15 The school holiday Tuesday bus to Hawes is running again this year – and ENCTS elderly and disabled passes are valid for travel all the way to Hawes (on the Sunday bus they are only valid as far as Buckden) Click here for timetable
05/08/15 NYP Community Messaging Suspicious vehicle in Ingleton area Silver Renault Clio FL08 Please call 101 quote 332; Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal accident involving a cyclist near Pateley Bride on Friday 10th July. Please contact North Yorks Police on 101 quoting incident number 349.
26/07/15 Kate & Pete's Three Peaks Challenge A massive thank you to all our Friends who sponsored us to do the Three Peaks in aid of Save the Children. We did it in 11 hours 3 minutes and had just the best day. It's not too late if you would still like to sponsor us - just go to www.justgiving.com/Kate-Pete-3peaks/ To see pictures of the walk, click here
26/07/15 Buckden Singers Summer Concerts Click here for pictures of the Buckden Singers Summer Concerts. Thanks to Dom who took most of them
26/07/15 Buckden's Brazilian Experience Click here for pictures from the Brazilian Experience. Thanks to Keith for these pictures
26/07/15 Worrying pictures of Buckden characters Our roving papparazzi (Sarah & Steph) snapped these mildy disturbing pictures at the Brazilian Experience. Click here for a sneak preview of the latest Dales fashions. Click here for a picture of the Institute Chairman as you have never seen him before - and are (we hope) unlikely to ever see him again! Those caipirinhas have a lot to answer for!
26/07/15

Nethergill Watercolour workshop  Saturday 1st August 2015 Loosen up your watercolour technique with Rachel McNaughton. Join Rachel for a creative and fun day. Rachel has over 20 years experience in teaching watercolour painting and has a wonderfully loose, free style so suited to all the inspiring subject matter all around the farm and the surrounding meadows. Animal, plants and landscape elements can all be painted using Rachel's watercolour technique which she will demonstrate and lead you, one step at a time, into a looser way of working. Cost £85 per person to include homemade lunch and tea, coffee and flapjack throughout the day, donation to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust included. Maximum 10 people. Special price to locals living in Upper Wharfedale - £68 per person. Contact fiona.clark@nethergill.co.uk to book

13/07/15 Buckden Singers Summer Concerts - this Friday and Saturday (17th & 18th July) at St. Michael’s, Hubberholme and St Margaret’s, Threshfield, respectively. Tickets priced at £7 for adults, (children admitted free) include refreshments and are available from Megan Lightfoot on 760399 or email tickets@buckden.org
13/07/15 Buckden Parish Council Meeting - Please note that tonight's Parish Council Meeting (13/07/2015) has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Any urgent matters should be addressed to the Parish Clerk - Louise Close - who can be contacted at clerk@buckden.org
13/07/15 Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk The Sunday Walkers next outing is on 19th July starting from The Buck at 10.30 or Low Greenfield at 11.00.  Approx 10 miles or alternative at 5 miles.  Click here for additional information or phone Robin on 01756761320
13/07/15

Eating Extravaganza at the George The George's next 'Extravaganza of Exceptional and Extraordinary Eating ' is to be held on Thursday 6th of August. Kate will be putting an exciting and exotic twist on traditional and tempting local ingredients to create another cacophony of courses on a plethora of plates for your dining delectation. As always we will be restricted to 28 max (£24.95 per head ) so please book early by phoning Ed or Jackie on 01756 760223

13/07/15 Message from Chris Belk Chris writes "I would like to thank all the locals of Buckden for the lovely card and bottle of Whisky you gave me on Friday night! I'm definitely going to miss and never forget Friday nights in The Buck. Thank you for all of the good luck messages and I hope I'll be back to join you at your side of the bar sometime soon! Thanks again, Chris from The Buck." We wish Chris every success in his new role.
13/07/15 Kate & Pete's Three Peaks Challenge - Much against my better judgement, I have been persuaded by my daughter, Kate, that we should have a crack at the Yorkshire Three Peaks. We are raising money for Save the Children. We are doing it on Saturday 25th July (so at least I get out of dancing the samba). If anyone would like to sponsor us, click here for our JustGiving page.
13/07/15 UWFRA news The Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association were delighted with the success of this year's Wharfedale Three Peaks, with 438 entries beating last years 418. Takings are expected to be in excess of £8000. Meanwhile, on the way back from Buckden Gala the team got involved in a different kind of rescue. Click here for details
13/07/15 Recycle-it - New items listed on Recycle-It page. Click here to view
13/07/15 NYP Community messaging Click here for this months Countrywatch newsletter; 4 Range Rover alloy wheels stolen from an outbuilding at Bolton Abbey any information that could assist with enquiries, please telephone PC 1467 Fricker at Northallerton Police Station, via 101;  Burglaries in Threshfield and Sutton-in-Craven on 7th July. Please lock doors & shut windows in this warm weather. Any info 101; Fraudsters have been identifying themselves to victims on the telephone as “Detective Constable Martin Benton of New Scotland Yard Fraud Department”. No such person exists at the Metropolitan Police. If you receive a call from someone purporting to be this individual, terminate the call immediately.
02/07/15

Buckden Walkers Thursday evening stroll for July will be on Thursday 16th July and will be based on the Street Head Inn at Newbiggin. The walk is a little longer than typical at about 3 miles but it's fairly flat.  So, if possible, we'd like to get away a little earlier than normal at 5.45 from outside The Buck which should allow us to start walking from the Street Head shortly after 6. Non-walkers can join us for the meal at 8pm.  Please make your menu selections (click here to view) in advance and email your choices to alan.ramsey@gmail.com

02/07/15 Buckden Institute - Open meeting There will be an open meeting to discuss this year's Gala so we can reflect on what worked well and what we want to do differently next year. The meeting is on Monday 6th July at 7.30 pm and all are welcome to attend
02/07/15 Buckden Singers Summer Concerts - Don't forget to book your tickets for the Buckden Singers Summer Concerts on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July at St. Michael’s, Hubberholme and St Margaret’s, Threshfield, respectively. Tickets priced at £7 for adults, (children admitted free) include refreshments and are available from Megan Lightfoot on 760399 or email tickets@buckden.org
02/07/15 Bus Consultation - click here for details and news
02/07/15 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk - Thruscross Reservoir circuit. Meet at Buck 10.30 or Thruscross 11.15. Suggest usual picnic lunch and note there no toilets at this car park despite what it says on Yorkshire Water website. Click here for more details
21/06/15 Buckden Gala - Message from Richard "Those who attended the Gala know that it was a success and that everyone who came enjoyed the occasion.  Several visitors were very complimentary about the welcome they got and how much they hoped to come back.  The provisional figures show that we also made a good sum of money for the Village Hall (nearly £2,800 but there may be a few expenses still to pay).  Everyone's thanks must go to all those who took part but as before the biggest thanks go to Debbie Roe who organised the event and spent a great amount of time on it during the year and to Bev Owen who managed the setting up and taking down of the field.  The Gala is important because it is the main source of income for the Hall for the year but also because it brings the whole community together in a joint endeavour in which friendships and cooperation are created and re-enforced".
21/06/15 Buckden Gala - Thank yous Message from Debbie: "Debbie would like to sincerely thank everyone who contributed in any way to this year’s Gala – whether you were a stall holder, helped set up or take down at the end, whether you contributed a raffle or tombola prize, baked cakes, spent your money, or brought your family and friends, every little helped make a wonderful day.  Despite the weather attempting to put a dampener on the day I think we all had a fantastic time and we have some lovely memories of a community pulling together for the benefit of the village hall.  So a big thank you – we should all be very proud of ourselves!" Message from Julie and Alan: "Julie and Alan would like to thank everyone who made such beautiful cakes for the Gala Tea Room. Its success was in no small way down to them and the display was outstanding!"
21/06/15 Wharfedale Support Group for Manorlands Annual Garden Party Friday 26th June 2-4pm at The Meadow, Hetton  (opp The Angel. Strawberry Cream Teas, Cake Stall, Plants and various other stalls. Classical Musical Entertainment. Tickets £6 available by calling 01756 730391 or 752012. Plenty of parking and cover if wet!
21/06/15 Buckden Bus Consultation meeting. Please click here for notes from the bus meeting in Buckden on Thursday 18th June and link to a copy of the slides.
21/06/15 Buckden Gala 2015 - Fantastic Gala yesterday - click here for pictures
19/06/15

Kettlewell Primary School Celebrates Congratulations to Kettlewell Primary School which has secured a resoundingly ‘Good’ OFSTED judgement in all categories. Click here to read a message from Anne Vetch - Chair of Governors at Kettlewell - and to access the full OFSTED report.

18/06/15 Harry Storey - As many of you will already know, Harry Storey sadly died at the weekend. Harry's funeral will be held at Skipton Crematorium on Thursday 25th June at 11.40 a.m. and afterwards at the Craven Heifer
18/06/15 NYP community messaging North Yorkshire Trading Standards have received a report from the Hillam area in Selby District of workmen claiming they have left over tarmac and offering to lay drives. The consumer is then charged an inflated price and are made to feel intimidated. The approach that there is tarmac left over from nearby roadworks is a regular line given by rogue traders. Please notify the police on 101 or Trading Standards on 03454 04 05 06 if you are approached; North Yorkshire Police Scrutiny Board meeting will be streamed live on Monday 22 June between 13:00 – 15:00. Click here to view.
17/06/15 Folk & Fabulous Food at the George The George Inn is delighted to announce our next ' folk music and fabulous food ' night on Thursday 25th June. Morfran Heights will be playing a selection of traditional and self composed folk tunes, whilst we will be offering a 'Yorkshire Tapas ' selection featuring traditional local produce with some exciting  twists created in house by Kate
13/06/15 Cakes & Volunteers Wanted - Buckden Gala More cakes are needed for the Tearoom at  Buckden Gala next Saturday (20th June) - If you are able to help please contact Julie. More volunteers are also needed to help with the stalls. If you could spare an hour please contact Anne V
13/06/15 Bus Consultation Minutes Click here to read the notes taken by Sara Spillett at the bus consultation meeting at Kettlewell on Thursday 4th June. If you didn't get to the meeting, these notes give an excellent record of what was said by Richard Owen - Director of Transport for NYCC.
13/06/15 Grassington Festival Click here for details of The Grassington Festival production of Peter and the Wolf. Download the flyer to get a 25% discount on adult tickets. For details of other Grassington Festival events click here
13/06/15 NYP Community Messaging - Green Landrover Defender stolen overnight on 10th June from a property in Cracoe -  PK06LPN any information call
08/06/15 Bus Consultation - Parish meeting  Following last weeks meeting in Kettlewell there will be a meeting for residents of Buckden parish to discuss the proposed cuts to the bus service. The meeting will be at 7.30 pm on Thursday 18th  June in the Institute. Please make every effort to attend even if you are not currently a bus user. Details of agenda to follow.
08/06/15 Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk Wensleydale,  starting in West Witton and going down to the river and back up from Redmire falls (5.5 miles in total ) with  optional extra spur. Meet at 10.30 at the Buck Inn or 11-ish at the lay-by 1/4 mile east of West Witton on the A684
08/06/15

Christian Aid Week The generous people of Upper Wharfedale have donated a grand total of £3813.68p during Christian Aid Week as a result of churches working together.    £2121.77  of this sum was gift aided so Christian Aid will benefit from well over £4000.00 for their work with vulnerable people of all faiths or none. A really big thank you to everyone in Buckden who gave of their time or their money or both. Together we collected £303.16 and this was part of £1296.00 collected in our benefice.

08/06/15 Recycle it - New item listed - click here for details
08/06/15 Scarecrow Workshop Sunday 28th June 2015 3 – 7pm in Kettlewell Village Hall. Everybody welcome. More details now available  - click here
08/06/15 Wine tasting evening a number of people asked for details of the wines sampled at the wine tasting - click here
08/06/15 Kettlewell Horticultural Society - 2015 schedules, classes and children's handwriting samples click here to download
08/06/15 NYP Community Messaging - Julia Milligan Police Commissioner  surgery Wednesday 24 June. The appointment based surgeries will take place between 1.30pm and 3.30pm at  Skipton Youth and Community Centre, Otley Street, Skipton, BD23 1ET -  click here for details; Police Commissioner Community Fund is once again open to applications. Click here for details
06/06/15 Bus Consultation - scoop In a surprise development a picture of the proposed new bus service has been leaked by NYCC. Click here to view.
06/06/15 Surprise for Bev - A number of villagers turned out at 7.45 a.m. last Monday morning to greet Bev on the occasion of his last official visit to Buckden before his retirement. Click here for pics
05/06/15 Consultation - Bus Service Changes Anyone wanting to respond to the Bus Consultation can click here to access the relevant documents and online consultation form. For those of you who missed the meeting last night the proposed changes are to stop the current six day-a-week commercial service and replace it with "A demand responsive Community Transport Service provided on at least three days each week between Buckden and Grassington to provide connections at Grassington with the proposed commercial service to/from Skipton" No further details of the scheme are yet available  other than that it is likely to be run from Grassington Hub using volunteer drivers. I will publish Sarah Spillet's notes from the meeting here when I receive them from her.
05/06/15 Buckden Singers Summer Concerts will take place at 7.30pm on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July at St. Michael’s, Hubberholme and St Margaret’s, Threshfield, respectively. Tickets priced at £7 for adults, (children admitted free) include wine and nibbles and are available from Megan Lightfoot on 760399 or email tickets@buckden.org
05/06/15 Buckden Evening Stroll Thursday 11 June. A Stroll along the Wharfe at Appletreewick, followed by a meal in the Cruck Barn at the Craven Arms. Pre-orders to Judith and Joe joeandjudith23@gmail.com by Tuesday 9th June. Click here for menu. Meet at  Buckden for car sharing by 6pm, or the Craven Arms by 6.30pm. Non walkers meet us by 7.30 - 8.00pm at Craven Arms
05/06/15 Brasilian Experience - Tickets   A "Brasilian Experience" will be held on 25th July in Richard's garden and the Institute between 3.00 p.m. and 8.00 pm, with a BBQ, music, and a quiz. Tickets are now on sale and preference will be given to residents (full & part-time) of Buckden Parish until 10 July.  Provisional bookings for anyone who is not resident in the parish will be taken and will be allocated on a first come first served basis if residents have not applied for all the places by 10 July.  After that date any other unsold tickets will continue to be on general sale.  Prices are £12.00 per person but children (under 16) of  residents of Buckden Parish will have free entry.  High demand is expected so please book early. Tickets can be booked by calling Richard on (01756) 760870 or by emailing brazil@buckden.org
05/06/15 Violin Recital - Threshfield As part of Grassington Festival, on 13th June at 3.00 p.m. there will be a tea-time recital at St Margaret Clitherow, Threshfield by young Ilkley violinist Alexandra Keeley. Alexandra, who studies at the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School will play pieces by Massenet, Elgar and JS Bach/Gounod. Tickets are priced at £12 (to include a sumptuous tea) and can be obtained from Grassington Hub (tel: 01756 752691) or from www.grassington-festival.org.uk
03/06/15 Public Meeting - Bus service changes A meeting has been arranged at Kettlewell Village Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 4th June, with Richard Owens, Assistant Director, Integrated Passenger Transport, North Yorkshire County Council,  to discuss proposed changes  to bus services in the Upper Dale. It is important that as many people as possible express their views about the plan to remove scheduled bus services from the upper dale. Please make every effort to attend.
28/05/15 Calendar Girls - Buckden Judging by this picture taken by Sue Brame, the Calendar Girls' auditions at Buckden Schoolroom on Monday were not going well.....Click here to view
28/05/15 Threshfield Garage proposals  The planning application for the redevelopment of Threshfield Garage (with new fuel facilities and a convenience store) is currently under review. There have been a couple of meetings already and a further (final) meeting is planned for 9th June. If you have strong views on this (either for or against) please write to: Adam Perry, Yorkshire Dales N.P.A, Yoredale, Bainbridge, Leyburn, DL8 3EL. Click here for details of the application. Key docs are the application form and the amended plans.
28/05/15 Buckden walkers Monday Walk - Monday June 1st. Grimwith Reservoir Circuit. A circular walk that makes an anti-clockwise circuit of Grimshaw Reservoir which is located off the Pateley Bridge to Grassington road. The walk provides stunning views of the adjacent moors together with some wonderful panoramas of the Yorkshire Dales. Meet at the Buck Inn at 10.30 or the car park at the reservoir AT 11.00.  Bring a picnic, dogs welcome
28/05/15 Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk - Date for diary - 21st June - details to follow
28/05/15 Cuts to Local Bus Services - Click here  to read report from the Craven Herald
28/05/15 NYP Community Messaging - National Rural Crime Survey Click here to start the survey and give your views; Theft of Cows - 17/05/15 4 ginger brown and white long horn cows and 4 calves taken from barn near Malham / Langcliffe, info or cattle trucks seen please call  101; Suspected drink spiking  Police in Skipton have issued a warning and an appeal for further information after a suspected drink spiking incident in the town.
21/05/15

The George Inn is delighted to welcome back The Leeds Morris men to 'kick off ' their 2015 Dales tour at The George at 12.00 noon on this Sunday the 24th May. We will have an outside bar open specially for the occasion so that you don't miss any of the fun - and please book a table for dinner if you would like to dine as they are sure to be busy (tables available from 12.30)

20/05/15 Buckden Gala - We need plants, homemade cakes and tombola prizes for the Gala. Also, more volunteers to help. If you can offer any of these items or are able to help please email gala@buckden.org
20/05/15 Wine Tasting  - Don't forget to order your tickets for the Wine Tasting with cheese. Contact Richard Barlow on  760870
17/05/15 Buckden Gala - just over a month to go to the Gala - new attractions for this year include Skipton Big Band, Skipton Ukulele orchestra and  a birds of prey display with Rapid Raptors as well as all the usual attractions, stalls and the raffle with a range of excellent prizes. Click here for details
17/05/15

''Made in the Dale'' craft and cake stalls .  Buckden School Room, May 25th (Bank Holiday Monday) Refreshments:10am - 1pm - coffee and biscuits; 1pm - 4pm - tea and scones. Fund raising for Hubberholme Church

17/05/15 Lost -  One pair of black dancing shoes. Rylstone area - Saturday morning. Any info - please contact Sarah 760882
17/05/15 Wharfedale Packhorse - A demand responsive bus service operating in Upper Wharfedale  on Saturday evenings from 17.30 until late and connecting with services to Ilkley and Skipton. Click here for details
17/05/15 New arrivals at Rose Cottage A pheasant nesting in the garden at Rose Cottage has hatched nine chicks
17/05/15 NYP community messaging This months Countrywatch news letter - click here
17/05/15 NYP community messaging Meals on Wheels cash stolen from vehicle in Whitefriars carpark, Settle 2-2:30pm today (Monday), any info cal 101; VAT Portal Scam: Trading Standards have been made aware of a letter being sent to local businesses entitled “Publication of Companies and Vat Registration Numbers in the UK Corporate Portal 2015” which gives a return address in Germany. The letter invites recipients to update their VAT registration details as required by changes to the EU Economic Package. The small print of this letter states by filling in their details they are agreeing to a three year advertising contract for £797 per year. There is no such requirement and this is a scam to get companies to sign up to advertising they do not want or need. Small businesses are asked to be vigilant and report any occurrences to Trading Standards on 03454 04 05 06
13/05/15

Buckden Evening Stroll Thursday 14 May This 2 mile stroll will be based on The Queens at Litton.  Meet at The Buck at 6.00 to share transport or at the Queens at 6.30.  Non walkers should arrive by 7.30 to order food.  Walkers should order food before the walk.  Please notify Robin on 01756 761320 as soon as possible so that the pub is prepared and can cope.

10/05/15 Mayfest 2015 Kettlewell Mayfest will be held on 23rd May 2015. Click here for details. Click here for details of Grand Evening Finale concert
10/05/15 Buckden Wine tasting evening Wine tasting event at the Village Hall hosted by Bill and Rachelle 7.30 pm on Saturday 30 May.  The tasting will involve sampling a number of wines which will be accompanied by cheese and biscuits.  There will be a user friendly identification quiz (matching the wines to descriptions provided by Bill).  At a wine tasting the amount of wine served is necessarily small so please bring your own wine or other drinks and Jacob's Join food for the continuation of the evening after the tasting during which some further entertainment will be provided.  Tickets are £12.00 per person and Richard Barlow (tel 760870) is selling them
10/05/15 New website for Kettlewell School To visit Kettlewell School's new website, click here
10/05/15 Buckden Walkers May Sunday Walk Sunday May 17th - Middleham and the river Ure - Click here for details
10/05/15 New chef at the George Jackie and Ed are delighted to welcome a new chef to the George this weekend. Kate Hart has gained an excellent reputation in the Yorkshire Dales since returning from Spain where she trained and honed her culinary skills at one of the premier cookery schools in Barcelona. Whilst continuing to offer the dishes for which they have gained an excellent reputation at the George including their famous individual short-crust pastry pies they are now looking forward to extend their specials with some exciting new dishes. They welcome all their friends in Buckden and thanks them very much for their continued support
10/05/15 NYP community messaging Missing teenager from the Isle of Wight It's believed he may be attempting to travel to, or be in the Yorkshire area.. Mason Gagen, aged 15, was last seen at around 7.30am on Thursday, April 30, 2015. He is described as: White, 5ft 5ins to 5ft 7ins tall, Slim build, Black hair with ginger undertones, styled in a quiff. He was last seen wearing a blue Adidas hooded top with white stripes on the arms, and jeans. Anyone with information can contact Newport police station by phoning 101. Motor caravan has been broken into on Main Street, Ingleton overnight 7th-8th May . If you have any info please call 101
03/05/15 Upper Wharfedale welcomes new vicar A very warm welcome to the Rev'd James Theodosius, his wife Mo and their three children Charlie, Sam & Isabella. The induction service took place today at Kettlewell Church followed by a tea in the village hall. We wish them all the best as they start their new life and ministry in the dale. James is pictured below with Mo.

03/05/15 Buckden Quiz Night This months quiz will be held on Sunday 3rd May. 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
03/05/15 Buckden Gala will be taking place on Saturday 20 June from 12.30 to 4.30pm. Events will include the annual sheep show, fell race, children’s fun races, bouncy castle, dog show, hot and cold food, and the usual assortment of craft, book, plant and cake stalls, tombola and grand draw. Book the date in your diary now and visit www.buckdengala.co.uk  for regular updates and news of additional features. As usual donations to the raffle, tombola, cake, book, and plant stalls will be gratefully received.
03/05/15 Buckden Walkers Bank Holiday Walk Monday May 4th The Gib Circular Cononley Distance 5 miles. Meet at Buck Inn at 10.30 to arrange travel; to start walking in Cononley at 11.15.The Gib is a prominent hill on the south side of Airedale near Crosshills. The summit is not accessible by public right of way, but the flanks of the hill provide for an excellent walk offering fine views across Airedale.
03/05/15 Grassington Players - Two comedies in one night - "Listen" and "The Luvvies". The Octagon Theatre, Grassington. Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th May 2015 at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £6 from the Hub (01756 752222) or £8 on the door. Dick, Sarah and Zarina are all appearing.
03/05/15

Scarecrow Workshop Sunday 28th June 2015 3 – 7pm in Kettlewell Village Hall. Everybody welcome. Come along anytime for as long as you want! Click here for details

03/05/15 Buckden Village Institute Committee At the Institute AGM on Friday  Alan Ramsey, Julian Rangely and Sarah Vetch were elected to the Committee, while Ted  &  Margaret Salmon and Lou Close all stood down. The picture shows Margaret handing over her ceremonial key of office to Richard in accordance with time-honoured tradition.
03/05/15 Roy Taylor on Countryfile Last week's Countryfile featured Roy Taylor's son, Roy, talking about his work making the countryside more accessible for disabled people. It's available on iPlayer for another three weeks.  Click here to view
03/05/15 Kettlewell School News Click here for the latest news from school
03/05/15 Sunday Bus Service - New summer timetable takes effect today. Click here to view
25/04/15

Gwen Berry Tim would like to thank all those who have offered him so much friendship and support following the sad loss of Gwen. He would also like to thank those of you who donated so generously to the collection in aid of the Air Ambulance which played such an important role in getting Gwen to Leeds when she had her accident. The collection raised over £1400 for the charity, in Gwen’s memory.

25/04/15 Buckden Parish Council AGM - The Annual General Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 11th May at 8.00 in the Institute. All parishioners are welcome to attend
25/04/15 Welcome to new residents We extend a warm welcome to new residents in the parish. Peter & Dee Shepherd have moved into Dalegarth, David and Sandie Parsons have moved into Raisgill Farm while Keith and Hazel Jeddere-Fisher have taken over Low Raisgill.
25/04/15 Buckden Walkers A pic from last Sunday's Buckden Walkers walk
19/04/15

Thomas (Tom) Jones Tom  a regular visitor to Buckden with his daughter Karen, sadly passed away peacefully on Tuesday 14th April 2015 aged 98; he would have been 99 on 18th May. Karen writes "The village was a particularly special place for Tom, he spent many, many happy holidays here with his late wife Alma, his family  (four generations joined him on some holidays!) and his amazing friends. He loved the stunning landscape of Upper Wharfedale and his last ascent of Buckden Pike with Karen was at the grand age of 89! Most of all, however, he adored the warm welcome, love and respect that he always received from the residents of his beloved Buckden and loved joining the events and celebrations in the village. Thank you all for being there for so many wonderful, precious times and always being so kind and supportive to him"

19/04/15 Kettlewell School  Governors' Report - Click here to read the Annual Governance Statement for the Governing Body of Kettlewell Primary School
19/04/15 Happenings at Nethergill For details of this year's courses at Nethergill  click here
19/04/15 Diary date - Howden Jones Folk duo

Howden Jones  will return to Buckden  on Friday 2nd October. Watch this space for details

19/04/15 NYP Community messaging - click here for details of latest incidents
14/04/15 Missing Black Cat - Has anyone seen a lost cat around the dale. Lily is tiny, completely black with a few white hairs under her chin. She was wearing a silver reflective collar with bells on. Last seen in Litton (BD23 5QJ) about 4 weeks ago. She's a bit of a wanderer and pretty independent but hasn't been gone quite this long before. Please call Kate on 07968 101950 or email katebeard@me.com. if you think you might have seen her.
10/04/15

Hubberholme Church – Easter Flowers:  A big ‘Thank you’ to all who helped to make St. Michael’s look so special for Easter, both those who dedicated lilies and the loyal and talented team of arrangers. Click here for pictures

10/04/15

Buckden Walkers – Thursday Evening Stroll:  The first Evening Stroll will take place on Thursday 16th April.  Meet at the Buck Inn for car sharing at 6pm  or The Gamekeepers, for departure by 6:30pm on a circular walk in the vicinity of Long Ashes. Non-walkers are always welcome and should arrive at The Gamekeepers around 7:30pm.  In addition to the regular menu, Thursday hosts a special ‘steak night’ (see www.gamekeeperinn.co.uk) for details – prior ordering is not necessary.

05/04/15 Gwen Berry - Gwen sadly passed away at Airedale Hospital in the early hours of Thursday morning after a short illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tim at this very difficult time. The funeral service will be held at St Michael and all Angels, Hubberholme at 11.45 on Friday 10th April. There will be a private cremation at Skipton afterwards. All are welcome to join Tim and the rest of  Gwen's family at the Buck after the service at Hubberholme. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Gwen may be made to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, who did such an amazing job getting Gwen to the LGI after she had her accident four years ago.
05/04/15 Institute AGM - change of date The Institute AGM, which was to have been held on Friday evening has been postponed as a mark of respect to Gwen whose funeral will take place on that day. The new date for the meeting is Friday 1st May 2015 at 7.00pm at the Village Hall. All residents of the Parish are entitled to attend and to nominate themselves or any other resident who consents to be nominated for any of the offices. Click here for details. Please do come along. If you would be interested in joining the Institute Committee please contact Richard.
05/04/15

Buckden Walkers Evening Strolls, 2015 Due to alterations to the Buckden Singers’ programme and following consultations with choir members and others, we have decided the Strolls this Season will be on Thursdays instead of the traditional Wednesdays. The first Evening Stroll will be Thursday 16th April.  The venue has still to be finalised, but please pencil in the date on your calendars.  We will provide details of both venue and route by the middle of next week. Looking forward to seeing you all – along with any friends you care to invite

05/04/15

Buckden Walkers' April Sunday Walk will be on 19 April starting From The Buck at 10.30 or at Rylstone at 11.00 with a 9 mile walk or a 5 mile option for those with a doctor's line.  Details are on the attachment, click here.  Also attached is a programme for the rest of the season.

05/04/15 Just for Gordon Pictures from the start of Sunday's Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour de Flanders) race in the Market Square in Bruges Click here to view
05/04/15 Buckden Quiz Night This months quiz will be held on Sunday 12th April - the second Sunday of the month - because of Easter. Otherwise, arrangements as usual: In the nstitute  - 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
05/04/15 NYP Community messaging Craven Country Watch Newsletter - click here to download; Suspicious Vehicle Keep a look out for KG53WSE dark blue Vectra which frequents beauty spot car parks in the Craven & Harrogate areas and is involved in thefts from unattended cars. If seen call 101 immediately.
05/04/15

BuckFest 2015 A Real Ale festival showcasing approximately 30 different local ales at the Buck Inn  with entertainment and food. Bank Holiday Friday 1st May To Sunday 3rd May Click here for details

05/04/15 Kettlewell School News - click here to read this month's news from school
05/04/15 Kettlewell Mayfest Saturday,23rd May 2015 Following a hugely successful event last year, the organisers of Kettlewell Mayfest are pleased to announce the date for this years festival. There are more activities and entertainment planned for the whole family, together with an evening concert, featuring an incredible Yorkshire comedian/singer/songwriter and live band. Spread the word. Tell your family & friends. For further details contact Caroline & Paul Hatton on 01756 760378 Email: caroline@kettlewellmayfest.co.uk  www.kettlewellmayfest.co.uk
22/03/15 Buckden Village Institute Annual General Meeting The annual general meeting of the Village Institute will take place on Friday 10 April 2015 at 7.30pm 2015 at the Village Hall. All residents of the Parish are entitled to attend and to nominate themselves or any other resident who consents to be nominated for any of the offices. Click here for details. Please do come along. If you would be interested in joining the Institute Committee please contact Richard.
22/03/15 Black cat - David Lusted has found a small adult black cat. If you have lost a cat, please contact David on 760877
22/03/15

Buckden Walkers  Monday Walks A second attempt at the gentle stroll around Malham – hopefully we won’t get snowed off this time! A gentle stroll to Gordale Scar via Janet’s Foss – about 3.5 miles of easy walking on good paths – and a drink in the Lister Arms afterwards? Leaving from the Buck at 10.30 or meeting at the National Parks car park in Malham at 11.00 (maybe 11.15 if there’s a tractor on the road!). Usual arrangements apply and the Lister Arms is handy when we finish! John Milnes has agreed to lead the May walk, and Helen Hardy will do June – if anyone wants to volunteer for a later one please Anne Newman.

22/03/15 Calendar Girls - the musical The new Calendar Girl musical is at The Leeds Grand starting November 2015.  A trip is being organised on Tuesday 17th November 2015. Anyone wishing to go please contact Mary Wilkinson on 01756 752740.  Price is £45 which includes coach from Threshfield at about 5.25pm. Money to be paid by the end of May.  If we can get enough people from up dale we will try and get transport from up here.
22/03/15

NYP Community messaging Trailer Theft - 3 men arrested following Hellifield trailer theft, enquiries on going re linked theft in Skipton, any info tel. 101 Stolen Landrover - West Marton. Between 19:00hrs 18th March and 07:00hrs 19 March, a 52 plate Landrover was stolen from West Marton. It is green with a white roof with a lamp on. If you have any information or see suspicious activity please ring it in at the time on 101

22/03/15 Eclipse - Buckden The partial eclipse at 9.30 on Friday 20th March 2015, as seen in Buckden

22/03/15 St George's Day at the George - all are welcome to celebrate St. George's Day (Thursday 23rd April) at the George (and with George of course ) a special pie and music night featuring home made hand crafted pies and acoustic rock covers from Martin Gough. Reserve your table with Ed or Jackie
22/03/15 News from West Winds click here for the latest West Winds newsletter
22/03/15 Tick-Tock Test - British Summer Time starts next weekend - 29th March. Don't forget to do the Tick-Tock Test - click here for details
22/03/15 NYP Community messaging Suspicious vehicles - a white van and a black Discovery have been acting suspiciously in the Settle/Ingleton area selling knives / generators / chainsaws. If seen please report it on 101;  Stolen Landrover Between 19:00hrs 18th March and 07:00hrs 19 March a 52 plate landrover was stolen from West Marton. It is green with a white roof with a lamp on. If you have any information or see suspicious activity please ring it in at the time on 101
15/03/15 Brasilian Experience - more details have emerged about the Brasilian Experience to be held on 25th July. The event will take place in Richard's garden and the Institute between 3.00 p.m. and 8.00 pm, with a BBQ, music, and a quiz. Apparently caipirinhas will be served (noun cai·pi·ri·nha \ˌkī-pə-ˈrēn-yə\ Definition: a cocktail consisting of lime, sugar, and rum; Origin: Brazilian Portuguese, from caipira backwoodsman, rustic First Known Use: 1973)
15/03/15 Tour de France funds The councillors have decided that the Tour de France fund raised of £402.50, will be transferred into the councils savings account and kept for a future use or need.
15/03/15 Kettlewell Film Night - '71 starring Jack O'Connell. Kettlewell Village Hall. Saturday 28th March, 2015. Tickets @ £5 & £2.50 for under 16’s. Available from Caroline Hatton on 760378 or Kettlewell Village Store. Doors open @ 7pm. Film starts @ 7.30pm Bring your own drinks. Nibbles on the door and Ice Creams available at half time. Click here for flyer
15/03/15 Skipton Choral Society - Bach's St John Passion Sunday 29th March 7.30 p.m. Christ Church, Skipton. Tickets from members or tel: 01756 751879 or on the door.
15/03/15

NYP Community messaging Missing person Police in Bromley are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a woman missing from Beckenham, south-east London.  Melanie John, 42, was last seen on 17 March at around 14:30hrs in Beckenham.  Officers are increasingly concerned for Melanie's wellbeing as she suffers from schizophrenia. Melanie is currently believed to be in the North Yorkshire area. Anyone who has seen Melanie or has any information on her whereabouts is asked to call Bromley Police on 101 or Missing people on 116 000. Suspicious vehicle A white van and a black Discovery have been acting suspiciously in the Settle/Ingleton area selling knives / generators / chainsaws. If seen please report it on 101

11/03/15 Councillor John Roberts - Buckden Parish Council are deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of their local councillor and friend John Roberts. John was a true dales gentleman and worked tirelessly for the good of the community and those that live and work in it. We extend our sincere condolences to John's children, Rebecca, Matthew and Edward and to the rest of the family at this sad time. He will be greatly missed
07/03/15

Buckden Sunday Walkers commence the 2015 season on Sunday 15 March, starting from The Buck at 10.00 or The Tenants at Kilnsey ready to walk at 10.30.  Please let Robin know if you intend to meet at Kilnsey  (tel 01756 761320).  Route is approximately 8-9 miles with potential for a small amount of mud after the thaw.  Click here for details

07/03/15 Mothers Day The George is now taking bookings for Mother's Day. Special offer of 3 courses including our traditional Sunday Roast for £19.95 - served from 12.00 until 15.00.Please ring Jackie or Ed on 760223 to reserve your table
07/03/15 Buckden Village Institute AGM The Institute Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 10th April 2015 at 7.30pm. All parishioners welcome. Please come along and have your say.
07/03/15

Job vacancy The NT are looking for a holiday cottage caretaker to clean the Old Smithy holiday cottage in Buckden.  Click here for full details of the vacancy. Search for reference IRC22453

07/03/15 April Quiz - Because of Easter, the village quiz in April will be on the second Sunday of April (12th April)
07/03/15 Upper Wharfedale featured in Wall Street Journal - click here to read about ferret racing in the dale, in aid if UWFRA
07/03/15

NYP Community messaging Country Watch Newsletter for February 2015 Click here

28/02/15 Ebola Evening - Letter from DEC - Click here to read a letter form the Disasters Emergency Committee thanking the village for our fundraising  efforts in January
28/02/15 Supermobile Library - Free Internet Access The mobile library will visit Buckden and Kettlewell (National Park's coach and car park) on Wednesdays 11th & 25th March from 10.30am -12.30pm at Buckden and 2-4pm at Kettlewell. Come on board to check out our wide range of adult and children’s books in ordinary and large print; audio books and DVDs; Joining the library is free, quick and easy.
28/02/15 Recycle-it  More items listed - click here
28/02/15 School News - Click here for the latest news from Kettlewell Primary School
28/02/15 St. Michael and All Angels Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 24th at 7.00pm in Buckden School Room. Please support your church and all its activities in the parish. Do come along – all are most welcome. No-one will be forced into a job.
28/02/15 Kettlewell Toddlers Paediatric first aid training night on Friday 6th March at Kettlewell Village Hall, 7:30 - 9:30pm. Refreshments will be provided. We are kindly asking for a £2 donation per person to help fund this event. Limited spaces so if you would like to attend please call Laura on 01756 761564. Comic Relief 2015 - Coffee morning at Kettlewell Village Hall on Friday 13th March  10:30am - 12:00pm. Please come & support us, enjoy a drink and cake and help us raise money for this good cause. All are welcome, bring your friends & family, the more the merrier. Most importantly come & spend time with the youngest members of our dale. If anyone would like to donate their wonderful baked goods towards this event again they would be greatly appreciated.
28/02/15 Kettlewell Film Night - '71 starring Jack O'Connell. Kettlewell Village Hall. Saturday 28th March, 2015. Tickets @ £5 & £2.50 for under 16’s. Available from Caroline Hatton on 760378 or Kettlewell Village Store. Doors open @ 7pm. Film starts @ 7.30pm Bring your own drinks. Nibbles on the door and Ice Creams available at half time.
28/02/15 Kettlewell Hostel Open Day Come along to the Kettlewell Hostel Open Afternoon. Come & Meet the new owners Saul, Floss & Family and have a look around. Sunday 22nd March 2-4pm Tea & Cake. Everyone Welcome
28/02/15

NYP Community messaging - Accident: Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist died in a collision at around 11.30am on Sunday 15 February, on the B6160 between Bolton Abbey and Barden Tower. Anyone with information which could help this investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 or email kenneth.riley@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk ; Deer Poaching - man arrested 30/12  found guilty and fined £200 & £85 costs. Thanks to those who reported it, keep info coming on 101; We are looking for a Black Pickup truck VRM BN08EX seen in Airton at approximately 09.45 on 21.02.15 in relation to suspicious activity in the area. Any information or sightings, please call 101; A dark blue Ford Mondeo PO58EBU has been seen in suspicious circs near to Hawes asking for batteries, please report anything suspicious - call 101.

22/02/15 Buckden Quiz Night Sunday 1st March 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
22/02/15

Buckden Amateur Golf Society Annual Dinner The Inaugural Annual Dinner of the BAGS, () took place in the Buck on Friday 13 February.  The Portmans made a clean sweep by winning both the BAGS’ and the WAGS’ putting competitions during the evening.  Members are looking forward to the SAD BAGS – second annual dinner - next year after another season of high? quality performances at Catterick Golf Club.

22/02/15

Curry Night at the George The second curry night at The George will be on Wednesday 4th March. Please ring Jackie or Ed on 760223 to reserve your table. Tables available between 6.00 and 8.30 pm . All curry connoisseur's cordially invited for cracking curry consumption !

13/02/15

National Trust Tree Planting The NT are planning some tree planting in Upper Wharfedale and are keen to involve the local community. Sunday 8th March 2015 10.00 am start & Thursday 18th March 2015 10.00 am start. Come along and lend a hand planting trees along the Centenary Path, plant as many or as few as you would like.  It would be great to see you there. Meet outside Town Head Barn. Please email Cassie for further details and to express your interest in coming along. cassie.williams@nationaltrust.org.uk

13/02/15 Buckden wins prize in Facebook photo comp The photo of the gala which Debbie submitted to the Allied Westminster photo competition on Facebook came second winning £300 for the Institute.  There was an amazing response on Facebook and the photo received at least 110 votes.
13/02/15

Liz's leaving do at Town Head Barn Invitation from Liz Wade. "Unfortunately my trainee ranger contract finishes at end of February.  I would like to invite everyone who knows me to come from 7pm onward  on Friday 20th February for food at Town Head Barn and after (9ish or so) at the Buck Inn.  Please bring a bottle if you'd like to drink whilst you eat and do let me know if you are coming (lizwade60@gmail.com).  It would be great to see you". 

08/02/15 Buckden Singers on BBC Radio 3 Click here to listen to Radio 3's feature on Buckden Singers broadcast this afternoon - Sunday 8th February
07/02/15

 

Buckden Singers on BBC Radio 3 Buckden Singers will feature on this weeks "Meet my Choir" segment on the programme "The Choir" to be broadcast this Sunday 8th February 2015.
07/02/15

 

Buckden Walkers  Monday Walks - The Monday walking programme for 2015 will begin on Monday March 2nd with a gentle stroll to Gordale Scar via Janet’s Foss – about 3.5 miles of easy walking on good paths – and a drink in the Lister Arms afterwards? Leaving from the Buck at 10.30 or meeting at the National Parks car park in Malham at 11.00 (maybe 11.15 if there’s a tractor on the road!). Usual arrangements, dogs welcome, bring your coffee and a sandwich. The next walk (April) will be brought forward by a week since it would clash with Easter Monday, so it will take place on the LAST Monday in March.  If anyone has any bright ideas about where they’d like to go, or walks that they’d like to lead please let Anne Newman know, all dates are available at the moment – i.e.: March 30th;  May 4th;  June 1st; July 6th; Aug 3rd; Sept 7th; Oct 5th;  

07/02/15 Dates for the Diary - Saturday May 30th - Wine Tasting; Saturday July 25th - Brasilian Experience. Watch this space for details
07/02/15

Courses at Nethergill Saturday 13th June Wildlife Photography with Simon Phillpotts Join Professional Dales Wildlife Photographer - Simon Phillpotts and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust for a special photography day at Nethergill Farm. Saturday 1st August Loosen up your watercolour technique with Rachel McNaughton Join Rachel McNaughton for a creative and fun day. Rachel has over 20 years experience in teaching watercolour painting and has a wonderfully loose, free style so suited to all the inspiring subject matter all around the farm and the surrounding meadows. More details Click here

07/02/15  Mayfest 2015 -The date for this years Mayfest in Kettlewell has been confirmed as Saturday May 23rd
07/02/15

 

The Buck Inn - Six Nations Rugby The Buck Inn will be showing all of England’s Six Nations Rugby matches on their big screen, starting with Wales vs England - Friday 6th February with  Kick Off at 8PM. There will also be a Pie, Peas & A Pint offer served at half-time of each match for only £10! Click here for more details!
07/02/15

 

The Buck Inn - Chinese New Year On Thursday 19th February The Buck Inn will be celebrating The Chinese New Year. There will be starter platters served at your table followed by a  Chinese buffet and China themed quiz. Tickets are £10.99 per head and booking is recommended. 7:30 for an 8:00pm start. Click here for more details!
07/02/15 National Trust Upper Wharfedale  Click here for details of NT events in Upper Wharfedale for 2015
07/02/15 The Buck Inn - Buckfest From 1st to 3rd of May the Buck Inn will be hosting their first ever Buckfest, A Real Ale festival showcasing approximately 30 different local ales. More details to follow soon!
07/02/15 NYP Community messaging - Click here to download the January 2015 Craven District newsletter
02/02/15 Tim's leaving do Cassie is planning a leaving do for Tim on Friday 27th February at 8pm in the Buck Inn. She would love it if as many people could join them as they would like to thank you all for making them feel so welcome over the past 2.5 years
02/02/15 Buckden Quiz goes global - Martin and Monica joined last night's quiz by Skype to ask their questions.
02/02/15 NYP Community Messaging  Fraud - White Male 30's Using name Mark Chapman staying in B&B's and Hotels in the dales running up large bills and leaves without paying. Call 101 ref 12150017131; Suspect vehicle -  seen acting suspiciously in the rural area around Skipton, a white Mitsubishi pick-up with orange light on the cab & dog box in the back. If seen please contact 101
01/02/15 School transport threat - Once again the council is proposing further cuts to school transport, meaning that children from Starbotton will no longer qualify for transport to Kettlewell School. This represents yet another disincentive for people with young families to move to the area, potentially putting further pressure on school numbers. Please support our school and make your views known through the council's consultation webpage. Click here for details. Click here to make your views known.
01/02/15 NYP Community Messaging Bogus water board officials - Be aware of doorstep callers check ID's carefully. Following a distraction burglary in Skipton 2 weeks ago  similar males have attended a property in Cowling. They claim to be from the Water Board but this is not the case. If you are approached by these males or have any information please ring 101. Victims of crime sought for Independent Justice Panel Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner and Jonathan Mortimer, the independent Chairman of the Out of Court Disposal Scrutiny Panel, are today asking for victims of crime to come forward to help scrutinise the use of police cautions and other non-court penalties. Click here for details
25/01/15 Ebola fund raiser evening - The total amount raised at last night's Ebola fundraiser evening  was £1784.52.  71% of donations were gift aided (by those who pay tax) adding £313.75 to the total. This gives a grand total of £2098.27 to send to DEC. Click here to see the pictures. One or two of you who missed the answers to the picture quiz due to preparations for the Scottish play, asked to see the answers slideshow. Click here to download.
25/01/15 Buckden Quiz Night Sunday 1st February 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
25/01/15 Vodafone ROSS update Following the announcement before Christmas that Buckden had been selected as one of just 100 communities nationally to benefit from Vodafone's Rural Open Sure Signal (ROSS) programme, the technical team will be in the village on Thursday to undertake a survey and visit potential sites for aerials. On Wednesday last week there was a reception at the Houses of Parliament where we had the opportunity to discuss the plans with politicians and senior Vodafone management.

This was useful as we had the chance to discuss some of the particular challenges here in Wharfedale and got a commitment from their senior technical guy to do their best to make it work for us. Click here to read the ROSS newsletter containing more information about the programme and the next steps.

18/01/15 Ebola fund raiser evening Last few remaining places  for the Ebola fund raiser on Saturday 24th January, 7.30pm, in the Institute. Book now to avoid disappointment. The crème de la crème of our local Upper Wharfedale talent are turning out in force to entertain us - as well as a guest appearance with a distinctly international flavour.  Entry is £7 per head and includes a ploughman’s supper.   Don't forget to bring your own drink - you'll probably need it. Contact Anne: anne@vetch.co.uk or 760882 if you still need to reserve a place.
18/01/15 The George Inn - "drink us dry" night On Monday 19th The George is open from 6.00 pm until 10.30 for drinks only on our annual 'drink us dry' night before closing for our holidays - with all cask ales at £2.00 per pint. Arrive early to avoid disappointment !! The George will open again on Friday 6th Feb from 18.00
18/01/15

Free Energy Switch Sessions North Yorkshire County Council Libraries and Rural Action Yorkshire have teamed up to offer residents of Craven free energy switch sessions. The Stay, Warm and Safe in Craven project is kindly funded by North Yorkshire County Council and Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning group to help communities and residents to stay warm, safe and healthy through the winter months. As part of the project we are offering five free energy switch sessions to anyone who wants to learn about the myths and facts on energy efficiency, go through the switching process using online websites on the library’s public computers and make sure they are on the right tariff for them. Click here for details

18/01/15

Record year for the Fell Rescue For the third year running the Grassington based Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association has again dealt with a record number of rescues across Wharfedale, Littondale and Nidderdale as well as parts of Airedale. Click here to read about the work of our local rescue team.

 

18/01/15 St Patricks Night at the George A big thank you to all our friends in Buckden for making the recent folk evening and birthday celebration such a big success. We have rebooked Morfran Heights to celebrate St. Patricks day at the George with a set of exclusively Irish tunes (subject to audience participation on the night of course!) we will hold it on Wednesday 18th March - given we are closed on Tuesday 17th. Please book early to secure your table for Dinner
18/01/15 NYP Community Messaging - a number of incidents & request for information. Click here for details. In spite of what you might think when reading this stuff, it is important to remember, as Dick always reminds us, we live in an area with the lowest crime rate in the country
10/01/15 Welcome to Buckden to Ahmed, Natalie and their young daughter Amani who have come to live in the village; Amani started the new term at Kettlewell School on her first morning in Buckden.  We’re delighted that they have chosen to stay at ‘Dalegarth’, where we hope they will enjoy a long and happy stay
10/01/15 Buckden New years Day Walkers John Horner has lost a brand new (Christmas present) black handled penknife from the side of the first tall iron gate that we passed through on the New Year’s Day walk.  If anyone on that walk can help with any information regarding the knife, would they please contact John on (01756) 760 253
10/01/15 NYP Community messaging Between 1600 and 2235 on 4th Jan a car has been damaged near the Black Horse in Hellifield ,any info please call 101 and quote 12150002129.
04/01/15

Ebola fund raiser evening Places are going quickly for the Ebola fund raiser on Saturday 24th January, 7.30pm, in the Institute. Please do contact Anne anne@vetch.co.uk or 760882 if you still need to reserve a place. Entry is £7 per head and includes a ploughman’s supper. and entertainment of the open mic variety, with a glittering array of local talent.  Please bring your own drink.

04/01/15 Oughtershaw Hall - pictures - The newly renovated Oughtershaw Hall is now advertised to rent on Sykes Cottages web-site. There is a good selection of pics showing how it has been renovated/reconstructed. Click here to view the listing.
04/01/15 NYP Community messaging Police  are looking for a White and Silver Camper van registration number F596WFX. Possibly in the Skipton area. Any sightings please phone NYP on 101 quoting NYP-31122014-0246; Overnight Green Landrover on 06 plate stolen from Hebden Grassington without keys, and info call 101 ref 12140225250; 2nd Landrover Black J Plate Stolen overnight from Sutton-in-Craven 12140225262 refs taken without keys again, Please secure your Landrovers report anything sus; Man Arrested and Charged Yesterday with hunting Deer with Dogs in Craven. Report Wildlife Crime and Poaching we will take action.
30/12/14 Christmas Card deliveries - Congratulations to Stephanie who has raised £165.50 from her Christmas card delivery service.  (50p more than last year). This is to be split evenly between the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Fell Rescue.
30/12/14 Buckden Quiz Night Sunday 4th January 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
30/12/14

Land Letting  Why not join Ed & Jackie at The George on Monday 5th January for the unique, famous and historic annual auction for the 'Land Letting of the Poor Pasture' at the meeting of the Hubberholme parliament !. The candle will be lit at around 8.15 to 8.30. All are welcome to bid - it would be great to beat last years record winning bid of £632. For anyone wishing to dine before the auction restricted bookings for tables are being taken between 18.00 and 19.15 to ensure they are cleared down in preparation for the Auction

30/12/14 Crib & Christingle Service - Click here  for pictures of the Crib & Christingle Service at Hubberholme
30/12/14 Buckden Singers Christmas concerts - Click here for pictures of the Christmas Concert taken by Kevin & Pete. Click here for pictures taken by Luis and Gracia
30/12/14

Kettlewell Film Night "12 Years A Slave" to be shown on Saturday, 17th January.  Doors open at 7pm, film to start at 7.30pm.  Tickets: £5 for adults and £2.50 for under 16s, available from Caroline on 760378 or Kettlewell Village Store. If there is room, could you also add ‘ Thanks go to the communities of Upper Wharfedale for their continuing support, without which film nights in rural locations would not be possible’

30/12/14 Scarecrow Festival An Extra-ordinary General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 28th January at 7.30pm in Kettlewell Village Hall. The main business will be to approve the constitution prepared and to elect committee members. The draft constitution can be obtained by contacting the Secretary, Verina Bishop (760235 or verinabishop@gmail.com) after 10th January. This is an important meeting to confirm how the Festival will be organised in the coming years.
30/12/14 NYP Community Messaging - Click here to express your views on how much we should pay for policing in North Yorkshire in 2015
23/12/14 Superfast Broadband - Well - it had to happen - two years after high speed broadband went live in Upper Wharfedale, the government have finally woken up to Superfast Broadband - Click here  to watch the DCMS video about why you should get fast broadband - and then click here  to sign up.
23/12/14 Hubberholme Church at Christmas 2014 with a big ‘thank you’ to all the Ladies who created these beautiful arrangements.  In addition, we are indebted to the Cam Forest Trust for their generosity in donating the wonderful Christmas Tree, upon which so many have contributed their Stars of Dedication. Click here to view
21/12/14 New Year's Day Walk David & Susan  would like to invite all Buckden Walkers – and anyone else up for a walk – to join us on New Year’s Day morning. We meet outside the Buck Inn for departure at 11am.  After the walk, we return to 11 Dalegarth for soup, mulled wine and Stollen. Non-walkers are welcome – as are dogs (leads will be necessary where sheep are present). What better way to start the New Year! Click here for details
21/12/14

Christmas Eve at St Michaels  Christingle / Crib Service – 4pm Hubberholme Church.  Come early to ensure a seat! – and to park; Church Farm have generously offered space.  All are welcome to this joyous family event. Candle-lit midnight Service – 11:30pm.  The church is looking glorious and, if you’ve not experienced the wonderful atmosphere of the church in candle-light, do not miss this beautiful Service.  The George Inn will be open for mulled wine and mince pies prior to the Service.

21/12/14

Carols by Candlelight – 28th December 7pm Hubberholme Church.  The church is normally packed – so usual advice about timing and parking!  There will be mince pies and coffee after the Service.

21/12/14

Land Letting 5th January 2015 Service – 8pm at Hubberholme Church.  We’re so delighted that Peter Yorkstone will be leading this short Service.  Then …. Land letting Auction from 8:30 pm  at The George, where Peter will officiate.  An historic tradition, with fun guaranteed. 

21/12/14

Christmas at the George Following the Christingle service at St. Michaels and All Angels church on Christmas Eve  The George Inn will be open for mulled wine and mince pies. Everyone is welcome. All are also welcome before midnight service on Christmas Eve for a fortifying beverage!

21/12/14 Folk Night at the George On Thursday January 15th we are having our second folk night featuring Morfran Heights. Thanks to all our friends in Buckden for making the first night such a success. Please give us a call on 760223 to reserve a table for Dinner before the entertainment starts ( around 8.30 pm )
21/12/14 NYP Community messaging  Stolen Mountain Bikes Cowling: Between 18:30hrs 11/12/2014 & 08:00hrs 12/12/2014 2 trek mountain bikes were taken from a secure garage in Cowling, please record frame numbers of pedal bikes and ring in any info in on 101 ref 12140214221; Stolen Quad Bike Elslack: Between 0100hrs & 0730hrs on 11/12/2014 a Green Honda 14 plate Quad was stolen from the Elslack area any information call 101 incident 12140213582; Disturbed - Cold Cotes: 2 men disturbed at Farm in Peugeot Citroen car last night at Cold Cotes. 2 Quad thefts this week so be vigilant report anything to 101. Suspicious activity Mewith: Between 1800HRS 13/12/14 & 0800HRS 14/12/14 in Mewith, someone has opened a gate to an Ifor Williams trailer possibly to steal it, please be vigilant; Hellifield TUMV: A works van in Hellifield has been broken into overnight 14/15th, if you have any info please call 101 and quote ref 12140216171; December Newsletter from Julia Mulligan Click here
13/12/14

3G Mobile Comes to Buckden Yesterday, Vodafone informed us that our application to be one of 100 communities nationally to be pilots for their Rural Open Sure Signal programme, has been successful. This means that a 3G mobile telephone signal will be coming to Buckden during 2015. The email advises us that the decision is subject to technical feasibility, and early in the new year Vodafone engineers will be coming to conduct a survey. We clearly do not yet know how far the signal will extend, but that should become clear once the feasibility assessment is complete. To read the email from Vodafone, click here

13/12/14 Buckden Singers concert tonight After a highly successful opening night yesterday evening, the final performance of the  Buckden Singers Winter Concert season will be tonight at 7.30. There are a few tickets remaining, so why not come along. Tickets from Megan on 760399, via email at tickets@buckden.org  or on the door.
13/12/14

Carol Singing Charity nomination If you are planning to either take part in the carol singing around Buckden on Christmas Eve or donate money to it, please help us choose the charities to be supported this year. Each person has three votes but they must be cast for different charities. The proceeds of the carol singing will then be split equally between the three charities that receive the most votes.To vote, click here to download the voting form, make your selection and call 760883 or send an e-mail to lynn@westwindsinyorkshire.co.uk by the end of Monday 22 December. Carol singers should assemble at West Winds at 6.30pm on Wednesday 24 December.

13/12/14

New Year's Eve at the Buck - 1940’S / Dad’s Army fancy dress theme night! Prizes for the best dressed male & female. Buffet served at 9pm! disco! 40’s themed cocktails. Tickets cost £15 available to collect in person from the buck or call us on 01756 761401 Click here for poster

13/12/14

NYP Community Messaging - Please be aware that anyone receiving in the post information from People Postcode Lottery from Spain that they are lucky winners is a Scam. Please don't reply

06/12/14 Buckden Singers  - Christmas Concerts Don't forget to get your tickets. Friday 12th & Saturday 13th December in Buckden Village Institute at 7.30pm.  Tickets (£7 adult; £1 children) are available from Megan Lightfoot on 760399 or email tickets@buckden.org
06/12/14 Ebola fund-raising evening - Guess-Who competition At the Ebola evening there will be  a ‘guess whose parent’ photo competition.  If you are coming to the evening, please dig out a photo of either your mother (if female) or father (if  male) and  give it to Debbie. She will create a montage  to display on the night. The photo can be of the parent at any age but some sort of family resemblance would be helpful.  Guests at the fundraiser can pay to have a guess at whose parents each photo is for a small prize for the winner. The evening is on Saturday 24th January at 7.30pm in Buckden Village Institute.  Minimum donation of £7. Please book places by phoning 01756 760882 or email tickets@buckden.org
06/12/14

Pie Night at the George Following the success of our last Pie Night in October we are having a second Pie Extravaganza on Monday 15th December. The selection of pies will include Steak and Ale, Chicken and Leek,  Lamb and mint!, Beef and Blue cheese and Veggie option in short crust pastry and Steak and Kidney, Rabbit and Game Pies in suet pastry. Please call to reserve your table ( and your pie selection if you want to ensure your preference is available ) on 01756 760223  PIES DOWN from 6.00 pm !

06/12/14

New Years Eve at the George this year will be Wild West fancy dress theme. Tickets available at £20 per head to include a luxury New Year's Eve buffet and acoustic entertainment ! As we are fully booked with residents there will be limited availability for non residents - but all are welcome for drinks until the buffet is opened at around 9.00 pm - Please call Jackie or Ed on 760223 to reserve your table

06/12/14 NYP Community Messaging - Christmas Fire Safety message - click here; New Craven Country Watch newsletter - click here to download.
06/12/14

NYP Community Messaging - Stay Safe scam National NHW produced a Stay Safe booklet earlier this year, which can be downloaded from the NNHW website here. A company has been contacting people ‘selling space’ in their ‘Stay Safe Magazine’. A person calling himself ‘DC Jonathan Philips’ from South Yorkshire Police has been contacting businesses and organisations claiming that he produces a publication that is delivered to all police stations across the UK. When selling this ad space,  Jonathan Phillips refers people back to our website and Stay Safe publication to try and validate the claims he makes regarding its reach and distribution. This is thought to be a scam. Ad space is not sold in the Stay Safe booklet and their publication is not thought to  exist. Please consider reporting this website to Action Fraud on 0300 123 20 40 under the reference number NFRC141100854878.

29/11/14 Sheep on Tour - Gordo has been back to Italy with Bev and Gill. Click here  to see the slideshow.
29/11/14 Well - I suppose it could have been worse! There might have been a Ferrari inside...

29/11/14 Buckden Singers  - Christmas Concerts Don't forget to get your tickets. Friday 12th & Saturday 13th December in Buckden Village Institute at 7.30pm. The first two halves will include traditional carols, songs, readings and choir pieces while the third half will be a (very) condensed version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Tickets (£7 adult; £1 children) are available from Megan Lightfoot on 760399 or email tickets@buckden.org
29/11/14 Social evening at Heber Farm - reminder Saturday December 6th, 7.30 pm onwards with mulled wine and mince pies. Megan has some photos of her Kenya trip and a small talk she would like to give as a big thank you to all who helped make her experience possible. Please come along if you can; it will be a small start to the festive season.
29/11/14 Supermobile Library - Have you visited the Supermobile Library yet?  The mobile library visits Buckden on Wednesdays, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm once a fortnight.  Come on board to check out our wide range of adult and children's books in ordinary and large print, audio books and DVDs and use our laptops for free internet access.  Joining the library is free, quick and easy and if you pay us a visit during January and February 2015 you can claim a free loan of a DVD or audio book! So why not jump aboard - we'd love to see you?  Visits by community groups, schools and nurseries also welcome.  For further enquiries please contact Laura Dinning on 01609 534812 or email lauradinning@northyorks.go.uk For dates of forthcoming visits, see the What's On page - click here.
29/11/14 Buckden Quiz Night Sunday 7th December in the Institute - doors open 7.00 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019
29/11/14

Buckden Parish Council meeting 8th December 2014 8.00pm. Buckden Village Institute. All welcome

29/11/14 A Star in your Life can be a Star on our Tree at Christmas. Anyone who would like to dedicate a Star in remembrance of a loved-one, past or present, will find Stars in a bowl at St. Michael’s. Please write your dedication on a Star and place it on our little tree, ready to be transferred later to the large Christmas tree. We suggest a donation of £2+ per Star, to be placed in the box on the table. "Thank you" for supporting our beautiful church. Anyone unable to visit church may send their dedications and donations to: Susan Lusted, 11 Dalegarth, Buckden, N.Yorks., BD23 5JU, email to info@dalegarth.co.uk  or telephone 01756 760877.
29/11/14 Carol Singing As usual carol singing will take place around Buckden village on Christmas Eve. Anyone wishing to join us should meet at West Winds at 6.30pm (A good singing voice is not obligatory!)
29/11/14 Christmas Card Delivery Service Steph Roe will be delivering Christmas Cards again this year around Buckden, Hubberholme and Cray, to raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, and Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association. Last year, she raised £165 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, and hopes to do the same again this year, although equally splitting the money between her two charities. She will deliver your cards for just 10p per card, within 5 days of receipt, although Hubberholme and Cray may take a little longer. Her services will be available up to the 22nd of December. You can contact Steph on (01756) 761024 or email her at stephroe2904@googlemail.com 
29/11/14 Christmas Church decorating /cleaning Friday 19th December from 10am. All offers of help extremely welcome.
29/11/14 Kettlewell School News - click here for this month's news from school
29/11/14 NYP Community Messaging Fraudulent charity collectors; Julia Mulligan to surgery in Skipton; Independent Custody Visitors; Cold calling roofers; Theft from Church; Police launch National Counter Terrorism Awareness campaign. Click here for details
29/11/14 New Year Party You are warmly invited to Scargill House for an evening of great food, drinks, entertainment, and laughter. Monday 5th January.  5.30pm - Children;  6.30pm - Buffet Supper; 8.00pm - Entertainment. It’s Free!
18/11/14

Kettlewell Primary School Christmas Fair Sunday 23rd Nov -  2 pm till 4 pm at school. Mr and Mrs Santa will be driving into school again in the V8 Grotto along with a fabulous raffle, mulled wine and mince pies and much more. There will be a great afternoon of fun for all the family so come along and get into the Christmas spirit.

18/11/14

Christmas Wreath Making (in aid of Hubberholme Church) Tuesday 9th December 1.00 – 3.00 pm Buckden School Room. £10 to include basic materials & seasonal refreshments. Come along enjoy the company, get into the Christmas spirit and learn an easy way to make an impressive looking wreath. Further details ring Susan 760877

18/11/14 Tour de France Video - Welcome to Yorkshire's short video looking back on Le Grand Depart. Click here to view
18/11/14

Swimming Liz Wade is looking for swimming partners to car share on Thursday nights to the 8:30-9:30pm lane swimming session in Skipton.  If anyone is interested please email on lizwade60@gmail.com  If you would prefer to go Wednesdays instead she is happy to change night.

15/11/14 Mendelssohn's Elijah - Skipton Camerata and  Skipton Camerata Choral Society present Mendelssohn's Elijah - Sunday 23rd November at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £15 / £13 (concessions) available from www.skiptoncamerata.co.uk or from (Anne 760882) Click here for poster
15/11/14 NYP Community Messaging -  07.11.14 between 23.30 & 7.00 Red Lion in Burnsall was broken into & at the Black Horse at Hellfield an attempt at 5.10 was made. Any information, please call 101
13/11/14

School News Kettlewell Primary School/ Upper Wharfedale School Proposed Federation Consultation Process: The Governors of Upper Wharfedale School and Kettlewell Primary School are delighted to announce, that following wide consultation with the community, the schools will enter into formal Federation from September 1st 2015. We would like to thank everyone who supported our proposals and look forward to exciting times ahead

13/11/14 Ebola benefit evening An ‘Ebola’  benefit evening has been arranged for Saturday 24th January at 7.30pm in Buckden Village Institute. The evening will consist of a ploughman’s supper and entertainment of all kinds…. and entry will be by donation of a minimum of £7 for everyone- participants included! Please book places by phoning 01756 760882 or email tickets@buckden.org If you can provide an impromptu ‘turn’, or can offer any other money making service or suggestions, as long as they are  safe and legal,  e.g. driving people home up/down the Dale for a donation, please contact Anne on 01756 760882. Do let’s join together to offer our support, as a community, to those affected by this terrible illness.
13/11/14 Folk Night at the George The George are holding a Folk Night on Wednesday 3rd December. Martin Francis is an excellent local traditional folk singer who will be accompanied by Paul on the pipes. Call Ed or Jackie to reserve a table for Dinner and secure your place. Martin will start following Dinner service at around 8.30.'
13/11/14 Upper Wharfedale and Langstrothdale Darts and dominoes It has been agreed that this will be held exclusively at the George every Thursday from 8.00 pm from now on. Every week we will be playing darts and dominoes, although the official 'grand Prix' events will alternate with competitive dominoes one week and competitive darts the next. This week Thursday 13th will be darts. All are welcome ( a light supper being laid on for competitors) We look forward to seeing you.
13/11/14

Small plot of land required for 4 very tame sheep.  Will pay well for the right land.  Telephone Lisa : 07814 602328 or speak to Chay in the Buck Inn.

13/11/14 News from West Winds - click here for latest West Winds newsletter
13/11/14 Curry Night Jackie and Ed would like to thank all our friends in Buckden and beyond for making the inaugural curry Night at The George such a success.
02/11/14

Social evening at Heber Farm Saturday December 6th, 7.30 pm onwards with mulled wine and mince pies. Megan has some photos of her Kenya trip and a small talk she would like to give as a big thank you to all who helped make her experience possible. Please come along if you can; it will be a small start to the festive season.

02/11/14 Buckden Singers  - tickets now on sale Buckden Singers Christmas Concerts  will be held on Friday 12th & Saturday 13th December in Buckden Village Institute at 7.30pm. The first two halves will include traditional carols, songs, readings and choir pieces while the third half will be a (very) condensed version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Tickets (£7 adult; £1 children) are available form Megan Lightfoot on 760399 or email tickets@buckden.org
02/11/14 Ellie on Look North - Look North have emailed to say that Ellie Close will be on Look North on Monday evening
02/11/14 NYP Community Messaging -  Following a comprehensive consultation with the public across North Yorkshire, Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan, has unveiled a refreshed draft Police and Crime Plan. Click here  to download the plan and give Julia your feedback
02/11/14 Sheep on Tour on Tour - Gordo with Good King Vaclav in Prague. Click here to view
02/11/14 Recycle-It - If you have a couple of armchairs or a settee you are looking to recycle, Steve and Lynn would be interested. Please contact them on 01756 760883
02/11/14 West Winds now taking winter bookings - Click here for details
29/10/14 Buckden's own media star! Ellie - four year old daughter of John and Lou Close of Oughtershaw - has been making headlines due to her success as a gun-dog trainer. Following the feature in the Craven Herald she featured in most of the national papers last week and on Monday was on the Alan Titchmarsh show. Click here to view (about 7 mins 50 secs). She is alos due to feature on Look North shortly. Congratulations, Ellie, from the whole village.
29/10/14 Buckden Parish Council - New Clerk Louise Close from Oughtershaw had been appointed as the new clerk to Buckden Parish Council - contact details for Lou are on the Parish Council web-page Click here
29/10/14 N Y P Community Messaging - Halloween Click here to download an info sheet about Halloween - advice if you or your child are going Trick or Treating, and posters to display if you do not want Trick or Treaters to come to your house.
29/10/14 Buckden Quiz Night Sunday 2nd November in the Institute - doors open 7.00 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019
29/10/14 Darts and Dominoes Grand Prix Thanks to all who attended the inaugural darts and dominoes Grand Prix events at The George last Wednesday. Following discussions with a number of you it would seem that Thursday will be a more popular night. Please note that we will therefore 're-launch' this seasons event from The George on Thursday 30th October. Thereafter it is proposed that the venue will alternate with The Buck Inn - the first at the Buck being on Thursday 6th November. we look forward to welcoming you all.'
29/10/14 Bonfire Night As a consequence of the bonfire in Buckden not having been authorised this year it has been decided to have a smaller bonfire at the George on Wednesday November 5th. All are welcome - and we propose to have a warming cottage pie available for those wishing to have a bonfire supper with us. Please call Jackie or Ed on 01756 760223 to reserve a table for Bonfire night.
29/10/14 Curry Night at the George Following the success of Pie Night The George are holding a 'Curry Night' on November 10th. A selection of a minimum of 4 house produced curry's  by Jeff the Chef  - all from the finest Indian spices and fresh ingredients. As always space is at a premium at The George - so please call to reserve your table.
19/10/14 Royal British Legion – Poppy Appeal  David will be selling poppies and calling – early evenings - from Sunday 19th in the hope of your support
19/10/14 Sheep on Tour in exotic foreign lands  Gordo on his most hazardous trip yet as he ventures, with Richard, into darkest Lancashire - after which his trip to Iceland with Liz seemed really quite tame! Click here to view
19/10/14 North Yorks Police Community Messaging -

62 Swaledale ewes stolen from above Kirkby Malham between 9/9 & 2/10 flock No 125131 orange dye on shoulder any info re sheep theft at all let us know ASAP on 101 ; Trading Standards have been notified of a number of incidents of different firms 'cold calling' offering to lay tarmac drives and paths. Please be aware. If you are wanting such work doing, remember to obtain a number of quotes and the companies must inform you of a 14 day cooling off period which is your right to cancel should you change your  mind. If you have any information regarding cold callers please contact Andy Fox at Trading Standards on 03454 04 05 06; North Yorkshire Trading Standards can now be found on both Facebook and Twitter. Search for us on Facebook using North Yorkshire Trading Standards and follow us on Twitter (@nyccts).

19/10/14

Sunday bus timetable Today (Sunday) is the last day of the Summer Sunday bus timetable in Wharfedale. The Winter Sunday timetable starts on 26th October, with buses running at similar times to last winter. Click here for details

16/10/14 Oh! What a Lovely War at the Town Hall Grassington. 15th - 18th October. Doors open at 6.45 p.m. Tickets £10 from Grassington Hub or on (01756) 752222. Exhibition of WW1 memorabilia.
12/10/14 Radio 4 comes to Buckden Claire Balding is walking the Dalesway and on Thursday her "Ramblings" programme featured the walk from Buckden to Beckermonds. Click here to listen to the podcast of the programme
12/10/14 Harvest Auction David and Susan would like to thank everyone who responded so generously towards the Harvest Auction, during October’s Quiz Night.  As a result of the expert persuasions of Chris Akrigg, £100 has been sent to support the work at St. George’s Crypt, Leeds.  Yet again, real proof of the wonderfully caring community in which we are lucky to live.
12/10/14

Darts and Dominoes Grand Prix The 2014 / 2015 Upper Wharfedale and Langstrothdale darts and dominoes Grand Prix will get underway at the George on Wednesday 22nd October at 8.00 pm sharp. The venue will thereafter alternate on a weekly basis between the Buck and the George. Last year proved to be a very exciting tournament, going down to the wire with the winner Stuart Hird being decided on the final meeting of the tournament. All comers are welcome as always, but it would be good if you could let Kevin at the Buck or Ed at the George know in advance of your intention to participate.

12/10/14

Events at the George From Sunday 12th October The George are offering a full Sunday Roast Dinner from 12 noon until 2.30pm in addition to a small selection from their usual menu.

Martin Gough ( author of up 'ill 'n' down Dale ) is playing an acoustic rock covers set at the George from 9.00 pm on Friday 17th October. Please give Ed a call if you would like a table reserving for Dinner before the set. If there is sufficient interest The George have an option to extend to include Saturday 18th.

On Wednesday 15th October The George will be hosting their first 'Pie Night' - a selection of 7 pies to choose from all created in house by Jeff the chef. Call on 01756 760223 to reserve a table.

The George are now taking bookings for Christmas lunch. There are limited spaces available and they would love to welcome locals to the festivities. Full menu is on their website www.thegeorge-inn.co.uk to be served from 2.30 at a cost of £55 per head for the 6 course menu. ( please note their will only be one 'sitting' so the table is yours for the duration )

12/10/14 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk Last Monday's  walk, which was postponed due to the weather, will now take place on 13th October. Meet at Buck to arrange travel at 10.30am. West Witton and the River Ure to Redmire Force. 5 miler includes beautiful section on the southern banks of the river, accessed along attractive ancient lanes, and all nestling below Penhill. Walk to start at 11 ish from the lay-by alongside the main road on the eastern boundary of West Witton village. Afterwards at Berry's Farm Café !!??
12/10/14

North Yorks Police Community Messaging -Safeguard your heating Oil and Diesel with winter coming Incident overnight suggests offenders may be targeting us Report anything suspicious at all on 101

09/10/14 Buckden Parish Council - 2013/14 Accounts The audited 2013/14 accounts  are now available on the on the Parish Council page
06/10/14 Buckden Singers  - dates for the diary. Buckden Singers Christmas Concerts  will be held on Friday 12th & Saturday 13th December in Buckden Village Institute at 7.30pm. Watch this space for ticket details
06/10/14 Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning held 26th September. Many thanks indeed for all the help given by baking, setting up , donating gifts, time and money and just simply by “being there”, which altogether amounted to the sum of £287.70, a very worthwhile morning . Thanks from Josie, Megan and Julie.
06/10/14 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk 6th October 2014. Meet at Buck to arrange travel at 10.30am. West Witton and the River Ure to Redmire Force. 5 miler includes beautiful section on the southern banks of the river, accessed along attractive ancient lanes, and all nestling below Penhill. Walk to start at 11 ish from the lay-by alongside the main road on the eastern boundary of West Witton village. Afterwards at Berry's Farm Café !!??
06/10/14 Recycle-It - more items listed - click here to view
28/09/14 Letters to the editor - click here to read a letter from a recent visitor to Buckden
28/09/14

Macmillan Cancer Support... West Winds have an eye-catching and delicious Mug of Coffee Cake to auction in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research. Click here for details

28/09/14 Bishop visits Hubberholme Pictures of the visit of Bishop James to St Michael & All Angels, Hubberholme on Sunday 21st September 2014. Click here to view
28/09/14 More Sheep on Tour pics - Gordo in Venice and at the Dead Sea. Click here  to view
28/09/14 Tdf fridge magnets Message from Sandra & Gordon, Linda & Keith "Many thanks to everybody who has bought a ‘Le Tour’ fridge magnet. We still have a few left but have sent a cheque off to Yorkshire Air Ambulance for £845. Special thanks to Barbara Hardy for her fantastic illustrations and to the staff at The Buck, John & Gordon at the Village Shop & everyone at The School Room who have all sold them for us. A great legacy of Le Grand Depart and what has been a very enjoyable summer. thank you all"
28/09/14 Buckden  Quiz Night with Harvest Auction As there is no separate Harvest auction this year there will be an auction of flowers and any fresh produce at the quiz.  Sunday 5th October- doors open 7.00 p.m. Usual terms & conditions,  Any announcements or notices to Linda & Keith on 761019 by Sunday lunchtime. Click here for more details
28/09/14 North Yorks Police Community Messaging - 21/09/2014 - attempted  break in at Coop Ingleton, main street.  24/09/14 - man walked in to barn being renovated in Long Preston and stole a Stihl stone saw;  Any info please ring North Yorkshire Police on 101;
21/09/14 The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Do come and join in at Buckden School Room on Friday, 26th September, from 10.30am until noon. All monies raised will help the work of Macmillan Cancer Support (Contributions for the cake stall would be very welcome).
21/09/14 Chordiality at Hubberholme September 27th in St. Michael's at 7.30pm, Chordiality, a Choir from Bradford, with a programme of music to suit all tastes – from classical to jazz, baroque to gospel. Tickets £7 (to include punch and nibbles) are available from Judith Adejumo (760480) or Jayne Sayer (760463) or available on the door.
21/09/14

Kettlewell Film Nights will be  showing ‘Mandela Long Walk to Freedom’ on 11th October and ‘Saving Mr Banks’ on 29th November, in Kettlewell Village Hall.  Doors open at 7pm, film starts at 7.30pm.  Tickets available from Caroline (tel 760378) and Kettlewell Village Store.  Please  bring your own drinks; sweets, chocs etc. and ice creams available at half time.

21/09/14

The Knit and Natter group has now re-started. After a very successful fund-raising effort last year our main project this year will be for Macmillan Nurses, and we shall be making knitted cushions.  Other smaller projects will be underway too.  The first few cushions will be available at the Coffee Morning on September 26, but we expect to have more for next year.If you’ve never knitted, or have forgotten how, do come along to Megan's at 10.30 this Tuesday; we can provide wool, needles, patterns – and help!

14/09/14 Tour de France funds The Parish Council have  requested suggestions for the use of funds raised during the Tour de France. These amount to approximately £450. Any ideas may be sent to clerk@buckden.org. Proposals will be discussed at the PC meeting on 13th October.
14/09/14 River Wharfe - new stream channel -  Peter Katic has provided a write-up explaining what the work next to the river is all about - click here
14/09/14 Recital at St Stephen's Skipton Skipton-based international soprano Bibi Heal, who sings with Opera North, is giving a recital on 7-30pm on Friday 26 September 2014, to raise funds for the Parish and for SOS Children’s Villages. Tickets are a donation of £10-00, including intermission refreshments. The Recital of arias and songs is entitled The Eyes of a Child. Click here  for further details. Tickets are available from the Parish Office on 01756 793000
14/09/14

Jay Walkers Theatre Company will be returning to comedy for the autumn season and presenting two one-act plays under the heading ‘A Comedy Double Act’. The evening will start with ‘Last Tango in Little Grimley’ which centres around a failing amateur drama group. The second peice, ‘Blind Date’, features a middle-aged couple who meet after responding to adverts in a dating magazine. The season opens at The Octagon Theatre, Grassington on Friday 26th September. Other performances are at Cononley on Saturday 27th September, Gargrave on Friday 3rd October and Old Pool Bank on Saturday 4th October. Click here for tickets or telephone on 01756 760302.

07/09/14 Buckden Walkers - Wednesday Evening Stroll Wednesday 10th September. This month's walk will be based on The Fountaine at Linton. The plan is to meet up at the pub at 7:00 and complete the walk before 8:00pm. Table booked for 15 with numbers to be confirmed on the day. Click here for details
07/09/14 More Sheep on Tour pics - pictures of Gordon further afield this week. Spotted in Jordan,  Uruguay and Brazil. Unfortunately quite what the Uruguayan Government Minister in one of the pictures made of it is not recorded.  Click here to view
07/09/14 Buckden Singers - rehearsals restart - A reminder that the first rehearsal of the new season will be on Thursday this week at 7.30 p.m. in the Institute. New (and, of course, current) members always welcome. Please arrive a few minutes early to get your music.
07/09/14 West Winds Newsletter - Click here for the latest West Winds Newsletter
31/08/14

Kettlewell School /Upper Wharfedale School Proposed Federation Consultation Please do take time to consider this important step in formalising the current arrangements to secure a sustainable future for our schools. Click here to download a copy of the consultation document. It is important that you make your views known, both at the public meeting on Wednesday 10th September 2014 at 6.30pm in Grassington Town Hall and/or by completing the response form at the end of the consultation paper.

31/08/14 Buckden  Quiz Night Sunday 7th September - doors open 7.00 p.m. Usual terms & conditions,  Any announcements or notices to Linda & Keith on 761019 by Sunday lunchtime. Click here for more details
31/08/14 The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Do come and join in at Buckden School Room on Friday, 26th September, from 10.30am until noon. All monies raised will help the work of Macmillan Cancer Support (Contributions for the cake stall would be very welcome).
31/08/14 Buckden Whist: Former and new members are most welcome to join us on the first evening of the new season – Wednesday 17th September at Buckden Village Institute at 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm). There will be an entry charge of £2.50 per evening, which will include refreshments. For more information contact David Lusted 760877. To potential members, there will be an existing member in your village – quiz them and I’m sure you will feel welcomed. We are very sociable and relaxed – just speak to Wilf (Hubberholme), Tim (Buckden), Joe(Starbotton) or Jojo (Kettlewell). Our only rule is "No inquests"!
31/08/14 More Sheep on Tour pics - this time from Austria, Germany and France as well as Gordo in transit by air and by the Tunnel. Click here to view
31/08/14 Knit & Natter The group will restart on Tuesday 9th September at 11 Dalegarth, Buckden. Following the success of the ‘Sheep on Tour’ we hope to start on new projects. Please come along at 10.30am when we would be delighted to welcome old and new members – to knit or natter!!
26/08/14 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk  September 1st. Circular walk from Grassington to Hebden and back via Linton Falls. An easy walk of less than 5 miles on well marked paths, dog walkers will need a lead from time to time. Meet at the Buck Inn to leave at 10.30am or in front of the Devonshire Institute in Grassington at 11.00am. I suggest we stop for coffee at the Clarendon in Hebden.
26/08/14 Sheep on Tour - on Tour - latest - Gordo has now been spotted in both Italy & Croatia - Click here, to view
18/08/14 Halloween At The Buck To celebrate Halloween, The Buck Inn are staging a Halloween Quiz with Fancy Dress on Friday 31st October at 8.00 p.m.
18/08/14 Welcome to Yorkshire video - click here to view Welcome To Yorkshire's "The Yorkshire Dales - When are you coming?" video
14/08/14 Sheep on Tour - on tour To celebrate this year's visit of the Tour de France to Upper Wharfedale, the villagers of Buckden produced a commemorative tee-shirt featuring a cycling sheep, called Gordo in honour of Buckden's greatest living cyclist. Gordo has now gone global and we thought it would be fun to feature pictures of him in interesting locations around the world. Click here, or on the tee-shirt pic (right) to see the first pictures including images of Gordo in Slovenia, Cyprus, Canada and at Cropredy 2014 with Fairport Convention. Please submit your pics of Gordo on tour to gordo@buckden.org. (useful tip - to see where each pic is taken click on the "show info" link at the top right hand side of the page"
09/08/14 Buckden Walkers Wednesday Evening Stroll: Wednesday 13th August. Meet at The George, Hubberholme by 7pm to leave orders. Car share t’ higher Dale, then walk back along the riverside path to Hubberholme. We are asked to eat from 8:30pm; non walkers should contact the pub with their choices from the menu listed below. Please email Jackie by Monday lunchtime. Menu: Steak and ale pie served with new potatoes and vegetables. £11.45 Homemade beef lasagne served with salad and chips. £10.95 Scampi and chips served with salad. £10.50 Home made five bean chilli served with tortilla wraps and rice. £9.95 Mediterranean vegetable tart topped with goats cheese and served with new potatoes £10.95 Contact details: visit@thegeorge-inn.co.uk  or telephone (01756) 760 223
09/08/14 Buckden Walkers - Sunday Walk  17th August THORPE - RYLSTONE CROSS – CRACOE – THORPE: Starting from the village of Thorpe, the walk climbs up onto Cracoe Fell and carries on along the edge of the moor to the war memorial and Rylstone Cross, before dropping down the track to Rylstone Church. The route returns via Cracoe, Threapland and the base of Elbolton hill. Meet at the Buck Inn at 10am Contact Jayne for further details or if you wish to meet at Thorpe (Tel. 760463)
09/08/14 National Trust - What's On - in Upper Wharfedale - Click here to download a list of NT events and activities in Upper Wharfedale.
09/08/14 Buckden resident adopts new mode of transport - click here to watch Anne's first venture onto two wheels!
03/08/14 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk Semerwater Monday 4th August - leaving the Buck Inn at 10.30 - click here for details
03/08/14

NT Forthcoming events Thursday 7th August: Bat Walk 7.30- 10 Join us to discover more about these fascinating creatures. Friday 15 - Sunday 17th August: Family Camping Weekend Come and spend the weekend visiting Upper Wharfedale.Thursday 19 August: Den Building and Geocaching 1 - 4 pm Join us in Upper Wharfedale for a digital treasure hunt and build a den to hide in. Saturday 8th November: Moonlit Night Walk 6.30 - 8.30 pm See how familiar surroundings change in the dark as you experience the thrill of a night walk in Upper Wharfedale.

03/08/14 Summer bus service to Hawes - Click here for details of the bus to Aysgarth and Hawes which runs on Tuesdays throughout the summer school holidays
27/07/14 NT Evening Bat Walk - Cassie is running an evening bat walk around the village on Thursday 7th August. If you are interested please contact her at malhamtarn@nationaltrust.org.uk
27/07/14 Nethergill Farm Open Day Chris and Fiona Clark are having a community open day at Nethergill Farm, Oughtershaw for residents of the parishes of Littondale, Kilnsey & Conistone, Kettlewell and Buckden.  Saturday,August 2 2014 Time: 12:00 to 18:00. Activities: Bring a picnic (or not); Short guided walks 45 to 60 mins. at 14:00 & 16.00hrs; Self-guided walks; Observation hides x 2; Bird feeding stations; Field centre with microscope, visualiser, bird identification, bills, beaks & skulls display, wildlife camera’s telescopes. Numbers: Good weather: max 60 Bad weather: max 30. Booking: Ring/email to confirm Tel: 01756 761126 Email: chris.clark@nethergill.co.uk
27/07/14 Buckden Art Group. The 24th annual exhibition will be held in Buckden Village Institute from Saturday, August 23rd until Wednesday, August 27th. The exhibition will be open from 11am until 5pm daily and admission is free, with donations 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". New members wishing to join the group please contact Angela Falshaw (760259).
27/07/14 Tour de France - thank you letter from Karen Jones "Dear Buckden Village, We have recently spent another wonderful holiday in Buckden including the 'Le Grand Depart' weekend and may we say a massive "thank you' to everyone involved? The village looked......"  click here for rest of letter
27/07/14 Made in the Dale - stalls,  refreshments and barbecue. Bank Holiday Monday - August 25th - Buckden School Room - click here for details
27/07/14 NYP Community Messaging - Missing Person If anyone sights the following female from the Ripon/Harrogate area can you please call 101 as there are concerns for her, quoting ref 12140121430. Christine Anne WATERS
Born, 22/05/1956 Described as, White female, 5' 2" tall with collar length dark brown straight hair. Stocky build and green eyes. Last seen wearing a floral print long sleeved shirt, light blue jeans and green wellington boots. Possibly sighted at around 11.00 hrs Monday 21st July walking along the A61 Ripon Bypass in the Harrogate direction.
27/07/14 NYP Community Messaging Reports have been received via the police to Trading Standards of 3 men in a maroon transit type van reg no LV03 XFA in the Skipton area. These men are approaching householders offering to clear guttering and then claiming further roofing work needs to be done asking the householder for money up front. Residents are asked to be vigilant and if they are approached or this van is seen, contact the police on 101 or Trading Standards on 03454040506.
27/07/14 NYP Community Messaging

North Yorkshire Trading Standards have received information that a number of residents in the Skipton, Thirsk, Boroughbridge and Harrogate areas have been approached by four males with strong Irish accents offering generators for sale. These males are travelling in a green Landrover Discovery and a white Combi van. If anyone is approached, please contact the police on 101 or North Yorkshire Trading Standards on 03454040506

20/07/14 Buckden Singers Summer Concert - Pictures Click here for pics of the Buckden Singers Summer Concerts and the after-show party at the Blue Bell
20/07/14 Congratulations - To Avril (daughter of Frank and Barbara Hardy) and Dave Paylor formerly from Dalegarth, on the amazingly timed birth of their daughter 'Amelie' at 5am on the morning of the Tour de France. Thankfully  Avril and Dave were safely in the hospital before the road closures! Amelie weighed 6lbs 9ozs and all are are really well. Best wishes to them both
20/07/14

Found - GPS handheld device for walkers has been found by the river path towards Starbotton direction approx 500m from Buckden bridge.For further info contact. Sandra 01756 760246

20/07/14 Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk Buckden Walkers invite you to the next Sunday Walk of the 2014 series on 20 July meeting at the Buck at 10.30 for car sharing or the Thornton Rust junction in Aysgarth at 10.45.  This circular walk from Aysgarth is approximately 8.5miles and takes in the villages of Thoralby and West Burton. 
20/07/14 Kettlewell & District Horticultural Society Annual Show will be held in Kettlewell Village Hall on Sunday 24th August 2014 1.30pm - 4pm. Click here for details. Don't miss out! If you are unable to attend The Horticultural Show on Sunday but would still like to enter ANY of the classes for the show, entries can be left with Megan Lightfoot in Buckden/Starbotton (01756 760399) or Lizzie Sowden in Kettlewell (01756 760845).
20/07/14 North Yorks Police Community Messaging Please can all bed and breakfasts, hotels and pubic houses in North Yorkshire area keep observations for the male described below missing from home. Ian David Carmichael d.o.b. 26/10/70, has been missing since Tuesday 15th July 14. Mr Carmichael works as a chef and is possible he has found employment at a public house or B&B or hotel. He is a white male, has a Panther tattoo on left shoulder, prominent scar on left side of chin, cropped short brown hair, clean shaven, size 6 shoe, 5 ft 9, blue eyes, ruddy complexion. He was last seen wearing blue t shirt and 3/4 length cargo pants in green/blue and suede or tan shoes or boots. He has previously worked in Thirsk, Northallerton area but may have travelled anywhere in the county and may be travelling with the use of a pedal cycle however this cannot be confirmed.
If seen please contact North Yorkshire Police incident no. 12140118715.  Tel:  101
11/07/14 Kettlewell School - Consultation As the next stage in the development of the partnership between Kettlewell School and Upper Wharfedale School, the Governing Bodies are consulting parents, staff and the local community on a proposal to formalise the current arrangements of how the schools are led and managed, which will also lead to a change in governance. Click here to download the consultation document
11/07/14 Tour de France - thank you letter from Christine Southall and Christopher Bradley  "Dear Residents of Buckden, I would like to thank you  all for your wonderful response to the Tour de Yorkshire. We came up with neighbours and friends  and stayed at Heber Farm on the site run magnificently by Mr and Mrs Schofield and their helpers. Every minute in Buckden was an absolute joy......" click here for rest of letter
11/07/14 Buckden Walkers Wednesday Walk Based on the Blue Bell at Kettlewell - Weds 16th July leaving the Buck Inn  at 6.00 p.m. Click here for details
07/07/14 Buckden Gala Meeting - Reminder that there will be an open meeting at 7.30 this evening ( Monday 7 July) in the Village Hall to discuss next year's Gala, while this year's is fresh in our minds.
07/07/14 Tour de France - well - a brilliant weekend - can't wait until next year! Click here  for a ton of pics from both Buckden and the Cote de Cray. Video to follow
03/07/14 Tour de France Parking  & Road closures - Click here for details
03/07/14 Upper Wharfedale Three Peaks - Debbie, Stella and Robin would like to thank everyone who sponsored them for the Upper Wharfedale 3 Peaks walk – to date a total of £260 has been raised for UWFRA
02/07/14 Tour de France accommodation - late availability Clifford House Farm, Buckden still free for the Tour de France & the price is now reduced. Sleeps 11, self-catering, pet friendly etc email: info@cliffordhousefarm.com
29/06/14 Buckden Singers Summer Concert tickets Don't forget to order your tickets for the Buckden Singers Summer Concerts which will take place on Friday 11th July at St Michael’s, Hubberholme and Saturday 12th  July at St. Margaret’s, Threshfield. Tickets, which include light refreshments, are £7 for adults and £1 for children and are available from Megan Lightfoot on 01756 760399 or email tickets@buckden.org
29/06/14

Buckden ready for the Tour Pictures from Buckden as we prepare for the arrival of the Tour - click here to view

29/06/14 Wharfedale 3 Peaks Challenge - Congratulations to   Debbie, Stella and Robin who completed the  22 mile, 3 Peak, Upper Wharfedale Challenge yesterday, in aid of the Fell Rescue. It's not too late to sponsor them - just  click here to go to their Just Giving page.
29/06/14 Buckden Gala Meeting There will be an open meeting at 7.30 on Monday 7 July in the Village Hall to discuss next year's Gala.  While this year is fresh in the mind we want to discuss what we should plan to do next year.  We definitely intend to have a Gala as usual but we think it worthwhile to consider what can be done differently or what we should keep the same as this year.   Everyone is welcome especially if you have anything to say about the way the Gala should be run next year.  
29/06/14 Kettlewell School - News Andrew Taylor's  update on the month in school. Click here
29/06/14 Tour de France bus timetable Click here for the special bus timetable which will operate over the TdeF weekend
29/06/14 Tour de France parking Parking for cars will be available in the school croft (gala field opposite school house) Buckden  from 1.30 a.m. Saturday July 5th.  The field is available until 11 p.m. on the same day.  Please contact 01756 760 379 for more details.
29/06/14 Tour de France - factsheet Click here to download the Council factsheet giving details of arrangements for the TdF weekend
29/06/14 Christian Aid Week Collection in the Upper Dale May 2014 Thanks to the generous support of everyone who gave their money or time to collect, or both, we collected £1361.36 this time. This amount is our contribution to the Churches Together in Upper Wharfedale Christian Aid Week collection which amounted to £3844.28p this year. Each year the number of people signing the Gift Aid Declaration on the red envelope increases and so some of the world’s poorest people will be helped with sustainable projects managed by Christian Aid to the value of well over £4,500.00 from our area.
29/06/14 Chordiality at Hubberholme September 27th in St. Michael's at 7.30pm, Chordiality, a Choir from Bradford, with a programme of music to suit all tastes – from classical to jazz, baroque to gospel. Tickets £7 (to include punch and nibbles) are available from Judith Adejumo (760480) or Jayne Sayer (760463).
24/06/14

Buckden Gala -  Message from Debbie and Bev "We would like to thank everyone for their contributions to the Gala on Saturday.  The event is a true village effort, and everyone’s contributions are greatly appreciated – whether by erecting marquees, manning stalls, baking cakes, contributing raffle prizes, or spending money, the Gala could not take place without you. 

A special thank you to our friends from Kettlewell and Starbotton who gave us so much help and support – I think this year has helped to forge some good community spirit which I’m sure we all hope will be replicated in both directions for years to come.

Thank you again from us both!

22/06/14

Buckden Gala -  Message from Richard "Thanks to everyone who contributed to another very successful Gala.  Everyone who came had a good time and provisional figures indicate that about £2,400 was made for Hall funds.  Would anyone who has any money to pass to the treasurer please let Liz Dawson have it and would anyone who has any expenses to claim please let her know about those as well.  Anyone who is holding cash can of course deduct expenses and pass only the balance to Liz but would you still then let her have a note of the total takings and the expenses as that will help the committee to decide which activities are most worthwhile from the profit point of view, though we do not regard profit as the only relevant factor.  We do want people to have a good time first and any profit is then a bonus!  Thanks again to everyone for a great day and a fantastic result." 

22/06/14 Gala pics now online. Click here to view pics from Buckden Gala 2014. Thanks to Alan and Gwyneth for Tug of War pictures
21/06/14 Gala day today Don't miss a great day out at Buckden Gala today - stalls with crafts, home made produce, books, plants etc; children's races and activities and bouncy castle; sheep show; fell race; Buck Inn beer tent; famous hot dogs and tea rooms; fine wines and cheeses; dog show; Langstroth dog scurry; mini animals; live music; great weather. What's not to like? 12.30 - 4.30 Click here for details
21/06/14 Great North Swim Message from Maggie and Gill: "We took part in the Great North Swim on Saturday at Lake Windermere.  We want to thank everyone who sponsored us for our charities Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Fell Rescue, National Deaf Children's Society and Help for Hero's. On Virgin Giving our total is at this moment £1,412.50 that's including gift aid but we still have some to add as it keeps coming in. Thank you again to everyone. Maggie & Gill  xxxx"
21/06/14 NY Police community messaging Missing person aged approx 53. Last seen at 10am this morning taking bus from Keighley Road to Airedale Hospital She was wearing black trousers and black coat. Her hair is shoulder length and she has lost the use of her left arm. She may have been on her way back to Skipton at approx 11:15am. If you have any information or have seen her please call North Yorkshire Police on 101
21/06/14 Tour de France - route video timelapse video of Le Tour Stage 1, including an animation showing where you are exactly on the course. Click here to view. Move the slider at the bottom to see the bit of the route you are interested in. The Kettlewell - Kidstones section starts at around 9 minutes
21/06/14 Tour de France - ITV's Calendar live from Kettlewell on Monday 7th July at 6.00 p.m. Click here for details
15/06/14 Buckden Walkers June Sunday Walk invite you to join them on the next Sunday Walk on 15 June starting at The Buck at 10.00 to share transport to Horsehouse in Coverdale.  The walk is 8 miles with a moderate 280m climb and keeping low in the valley.  Click here for further details or contact Robin on 761 320.
15/06/14

Wild Flower Workshop - Saturday July 19th tutor: Tanya St. Pierre, Into the Meadows Education Office - Millennium Trust
Exploring the flower-rich hay meadows at Nethergill Farm; Morning session - brief look at the history of these ancient hay meadows, development and usage of hay meadows. Introduction to basic plant identification; 
Afternoon session -walk through the meadows taking a more in-depth look at certain species.
Please bring a hand lens if you have one. Suitable for beginners or more experienced.
Cost: 45 for members of The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, 55 for non members for the day 10am to 4pm including sandwich lunch and cakes, tea and coffee (all homemade). Click here for details

15/06/14 Heating Oil Prices Robin writes to say that heating oil prices are at a three year low. A check on Friday showed four companies within 0.5p per litre, however with the unrest in the Middle-East prices are expected to rise.  It could be worth a top-up now.  Northern Energy are marginally the cheapest of those checked at 51.5p.
15/06/14 News from West Winds - Latest newsletter from West Winds - click here
07/06/14 Garden Party for Manorlands Wednesday 25th June2pm - 4pm at Maypole Barn, Kettlewell hosted by Wharfedale Support Group for Manorlands Hospice.  Strawberry Cream Teas, Cake stall, Jewellery and Handbags, Raffle etc. Tickets £5   Contact Jan Walter 01756 760337
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4 for the price of 1   Debbie Roe, Dominic Roe, Robin Davidson and Stella Perrott will be walking the 22 mile, 3 Peak, Upper Wharfedale Challenge on Saturday 28 June 2014. For details  click here The walk is in aid of the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association and all donations will be gratefully received.   If you would like to donate or sponsor them, please click here to go to their Just Giving page.

07/06/14 Tour de France Meeting - Minutes of the Tour de France meeting held at the schoolroom on 21st May. Click here
07/06/14

Buckden Leaflets Leaflets publicising the Parish of Buckden and its attractions have been produced by the Parish Council with the help of a grant from the National Park.  These are intended for distribution to encourage visitors to come to the Parish.  Anyone who would like some for distribution to friends, visitors, customers or potential customers please contact Richard Barlow at Ivy Cottage or on 760870 as he is holding stock of them.  It is intended that a lot will be distributed in connection with the Tour but distribution can start now and is likely to continue after the Tour as well.  From next week an additional insert will be added to the leaflets giving timings and other information about the Tour

07/06/14 Tour de France at the Schoolroom

Events at Buckden Schoolroom during the Tour de France weekend Friday July 4th   (10am – 6pm) and Sunday July 6th (8am – 4pm)   B.B.Q. – hot dogs, bacon butties, tea and coffee etc. Race Day, Saturday 5th July - “Join The Party” Bring your picnic and garden chair. Enjoy the race from the best vantage point in the village. Reserve a space – Gazebo cover if wet. £10 per person. Phone (01756) 760877

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“Made in our Dale”  25th August  – Bank Holiday Monday Buckden School Room Genuine locally handcrafted items for sale. Refreshments available – coffee & biscuits in the morning, from 11 am;Tea & scones and cream in the afternoon. Anyone wishing to have a table to sell locally made goods should contact Pat Charlton (01756) 760302

07/06/14 The Music of John Denver  at Buckden Village Institute on Saturday 7th June - doors open at 7.30pm,  show starts at 8.00pm. Tickets are £8.50 - there is no bar but people are welcome to bring their own drinks and food. To reserve tickets  contact Sarah on 07973 802637 or just come on the night. Click here to visit the website
01/06/14 Buckden Singers Summer Concert will take place on Friday 11th July at St Michael’s, Hubberholme and Saturday 12th  July at St. Margaret’s, Threshfield. The price, which includes light refreshments, is £7 for adults and £1 for children and are available from Megan Lightfoot on 01756 760399 or email tickets@buckden.org
01/06/14 Congratulations to Stella who completed the Edinburgh Marathon last week in a time of 4hours 56 minutes - click here for photo
01/06/14

Buckden Gala - will be held on Saturday 21st June from 12.30 - 4.30 p.m. Full details at www.buckdengala.co.uk Donations for stalls and offers of help always welcome. Please contact Debbie

01/06/14 Message from Megan Schofield "I am very grateful for everyone who supported my cream tea fundraising event on Monday to support my cause. On my return I am hoping to do a presentation and social evening about my experience. Thanks again - Megan Schofield"
01/06/14 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk Monday 2nd June following the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Pennine Way and a bridle path. Good scenery with very gently slopes. Very dog friendly. The walk begins near Bank Newton. Meet at the Buck at 10.30 or Bank Newton at 11.15. Click here for details
01/06/14

Le Petit Grand Depart - Skipton Cycle Club's Le Petit Depart will be held on Sunday 1st June 2014 - an event which will allow riders to follow much of the same route as Stage 1 of the Tour de France 2014. Starting from Skipton, Le Petit Depart offers two fantastic routes to cater for all abilities. Click here for details

01/06/14 NY Police Community messaging Overnight 26.05.14 to 27.05.14 theft of a white PEUGEOT Motorhome NK55LLC from a property in Ingleton any information call 101 incident 12140084873
25/05/14 Buckden Belles' Open Water Swim - 21 days to go Maggie & Gill are fundraising for NDCS, Help for Heroes and Yorkshire Air Ambulance, by taking part in The Great North Swim in Lake Windermere. Please give them your support and help them make a difference by sponsoring them on their Virgin Money Giving page - click here.
25/05/14 "A Night in Yellow" raised £190 towards a commemorative item for the village to mark the passing through of the Tour de France. Thanks to all the helpers involved. A great night was had by all. Click here for photos
25/05/14 Buckden Tour de France Tee Shirts - are back on sale by popular demand. Click here to order
25/05/14 New chef at the White Lion The White Lion Inn at Cray are pleased to welcome on board, Louis a professional French chef in time for Le tour, starting with us on the 4th June.  We will be serving traditional pub food and are developing a range of specialities.  Please feel free to pop up to The White Lion and dine with us
25/05/14 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk June 2nd 2014 A Meander Between Bank Newton and East Marton. Click here for details
25/05/14 Enjoy the Tour with the NT - click here for details of NT activities and events to celebrate the Tour de France
25/05/14 NY Police  Community Messaging A male has been arrested in Gargrave and a number of garden ornaments recovered, please check your gardens anything missing? ring 101
18/05/14

Situations vacant Applications are invited for the post of Buckden Parish Clerk,  please contact Garry Schofield on 01756 760304 for further details.

18/05/14 Cream Tea & Small Table-top Sale Buckden Schoolroom 12noon - 4pm Monday 26th May to support Megan Schofield's Kenya Expedition. Megan writes "I am most grateful for the support of the village so far in my fundraising efforts and am now busy working towards my final preparations for the trip, I leave England on the 27th July to land in Nairobe. After a few days there I travel to a remote cattle ranch to do regeneration work at a small school and spending time working with the local children, before embarking on an 8 day camel trek with some of the Kenyan people where I walk 10 miles per day through the dessert, making a camp each night. I then go to do some project work in one of the local game parks before setting off on the 17th August. Thank you very much for supporting me for this trip of a lifetime. Megan Schofield"
18/05/14 TdF Car Parking problems solved? This sign, spotted in Provence, may give a clue as to how the French deal with car parking issues during the Tour de France. Imaginative if somewhat radical.....

 

18/05/14 Ancestry Information requests - Robinson & Hill families We have received emails seeking information about the the Robinson and Hill families, both with connections to the parish. Click here to read the emails. If you can help, please email info@buckden.org and your email will be forwarded.
18/05/14

Tour de France Meeting The next public meeting about Le Tour de France will be on Thursday 22nd May at 7.30.  The meeting will be in Buckden School Room as the Institute is being used for the election. There will be an update on plans for Buckden including road closure time. Click here to read minutes of last meeting

18/05/14 Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk 18th May Pen-y-Ghent Gill and Littondale Distance: 9 Miles ish Starts/finishes centre of Litton by The Queens Arms Click here for details
10/05/14 Buckden Parish Council Annual Electors Meeting The Annual Electors Meeting of Buckden Parish Council will be held on Monday 12th May at 8.00pm in Buckden Parish Institute. All parishioners are welcome
10/05/14

BBQ and Games Afternoon Sunday 18th May 12-3pm Buckden village hall. Come and enjoy a burger or a hot dog or a cup of tea and a slice of cake. There will be games for the children and a chance for the local community to meet some of the children from Kettlewell school.

10/05/14

Kettlewell School 100 Club Draw There are still tickets available  so hurry and buy a number. First draw will be at the BBQ. Contact Liz for numbers 760755.

10/05/14 Kettlewell & Starbotton Tour de France Meeting Thursday 15th May 7.30pm at Kettlewell village hall.  Come along and learn what we know and ask any questions
10/05/14

Betty Blue Eyes at the West Yorkshire Playhouse with local musical director and pianist Richard Reeday from 11th June to 5th July. Based on the Alan Bennett film 'A Private Function', the show was originally produced in the West End by Cameron Mackintosh in 2011 where it was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. This new 2014 touring production of the show, about post-war rationing and the stealing of Betty, a pig destined to be eaten at a private Royal Wedding banquet, has received rave 4 and 5 star reviews! For tickets please ring the West Yorkshire Playhouse box office on 0113 2137700 or visit their website for more information.

07/05/14 Kettlewell Mayfest Debbie Ambler has written to us on behalf of the Mayfest team "Thank you to the lovely people of Buckden for your invaluable help yesterday? Without you & the use of the marquees it wouldn't have been the event it was I'm sure. Hope everyone managed to enjoy the day in between the hard work. From the festival team, thank you all. Cheers Debbie."
04/05/14 Nethergill Farm Open Day Chris and Fiona Clark are having a community open day at Nethergill for residents of the parishes of Littondale, Kilnsey & Conistone, Kettlewell and Buckden. Also pupils & parents of Upper Wharfedale & Kettlewell Schools. August 2 2014 Time: 12:00 to 18:00. Activities: Bring a picnic (or not); Short guided walks 45 to 60 mins. at 14:00 & 16.00hrs; Self-guided walks; Observation hides x 2; Bird feeding stations; Field centre with microscope, visualiser, bird identification, bills, beaks & skulls display, wildlife camera’s telescopes. Numbers: Good weather: max 60 Bad weather: max 30. Booking: Ring/email to confirm Tel: 01756 761126 Email: chris.clark@nethergill.co.uk
03/05/14 Grassington Players "Hayfever" Sarah makes her debut with Grassington Players in their production of Noel Coward's Hayfever from 8th - 10th May at Grassington Town Hall. Click here for details
03/05/14 Roy Taylor's wheelchair challenge - Roy has sent us details of his son Roy's amazing "Wheelchair Challenge" in which he will go from Southport to Hornsea in his wheelchair in just 10 days. This is an astonishing 215 miles along the long the Trans-Pennine Trail.  To sponsor Roy, click here. For more details, click here.
03/05/14 New tearoom opens in Buckden - Tanglewood Teas is now open for business - click here for details. Good luck Julian & Mary with your new venture! Click here to visit Tanglewood Teas new website
03/05/14

Peter Yorkstone Message from the Churchwardens : "A ‘Farewell’ Service was held on Sunday for Peter Yorkstone.  Peter gave his final Sermon at St. Mary’s, Kettlewell, to a full church.  There followed a buffet lunch at Kettlewell Village Hall, during which Fiona Jenkins gave a fulsome speech of farewell on behalf of all his parishioners.  Carol was presented with a bouquet; Peter was given a picture, commissioned from Angela Falshaw and featuring his four churches together with Scargill, clustered around a portrait depicting him sitting on the bronze age stone ‘Chief’s Chair’ that overlooks an ancient group of stone houses, set high above Langstrothdale.  In addition, Peter and Carol received a cheque on behalf of well-wishers from the four parishes and beyond.  Peter’s final thoughts were on the importance of ‘kindliness towards all in ones’ life’ – a doctrine he has lived by and demonstrated so effectively throughout his seven years of service to our community. He will be much missed, yet we wish Peter and Carol a long and happy retirement – with lasting gratitude for all his care and service." The Churchwardens Click here for picture

03/05/14

'A Night in Yellow' Celebrating the coming of the Tour de France, Friday 16th May Tickets available from Sandra 760246 Click here for details

03/05/14

Bunting making Part 2 Message from Sandra "Thank you to those involved in the bunting making on Saturday. We now have 799.....flags, approximately 420 meters. Well done". Sandra

03/05/14 Skipton Community Orchestra The Orchestra has applied for an Engage Foundation Grant. Click here for details. To vote in support of their application, click here
03/05/14 Buckden  Quiz Night Sunday 4th May - doors open 7.00 p.m. Usual terms & conditions,  Any announcements or notices to Linda & Keith on 761019 by Sunday lunchtime.
03/05/14

Buckden walkers Monday Walk - May Monday 12th May. Circular walk of about 4-1/4 miles starting at Little Stainforth camp site, just outside Settle. One steepish climb at the beginning, otherwise easy walking. Beautiful views of the Bowland Fells, Morecambe Bay and Fountains Fell. Click here for details

03/05/14

Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll - May  Wednesday 14th May 2014 Based upon Kettlewell and along the River Wharfe, with dinner at the newly re-opened Kings Head. Click here for details

03/05/14 Kettlewell School - News Andrew Taylor's  update on the month in school. Click here
03/05/14 Cream Tea & Small Table-top Sale Buckden Schoolroom 12noon - 4pm Monday 26th May To support Megan Schofield's Kenya Expedition
03/05/14 Buckden Art Group  The Art Group AGM will be held in the Institute on Thursday, 15th May at 7.30pm, when arrangements for the August exhibition and future events will be made. New members will be most welcome at this meeting. Art Group members will also display paintings at the festival of Wool and Ale at Kettlewell on Monday, 5th May.
03/05/14 National Theatre's King Lear - Bradford The NT's current production of King Lear directed by Sam Mendes and starring Simon Russell Beale and Anne Maxwell Martin is being broadcast live to Cineworld Bradford on Thursday 15th May. It is a brilliant production and the live relay works extremely well. If you like Shakespeare, it's not to be missed at just £11. Click here for details
20/04/14 Last orders - Buckden TdF T Shirts - 25th April is the last date for ordering "Sheep on Tour" T shirts. Click here  to download an order form, or click here to order online
20/04/14 Edwina Hayes - East Riding Folk Singer will be performing at Kettlewell Village Hall on Friday May 9th. Click here for details
20/04/14

'A Night in Yellow' Celebrating the coming of the Tour de France. Friday 16th May 7.30pm in Buckden Institute. A Yellow / French / Cycling themed evening of food fun and games. Tickets now available £12. Contact Sandra 760246

20/04/14

Bunting Making Part 2 - Sat 26th April Click here for details.

20/04/14 Whist Champions 2014  Congratulations to Maureen and Joe for their consistent excellence throughout the last season; their smiles says it all. Click here for pic. The challenge for them is to repeat it in the coming season!  A sincere ‘thank you’ to all who attended and contributed to the fun this year.  Buckden is widely regarded as ‘unique’ for its camaraderie – those interested to ‘test the water’, please join us on Wednesday 17th September for our next Introductory Evening – we promise a warm welcome
20/04/14 Hubberholme Church - Easter Lilies - Click here for pics of the Easter flowers at St Michael & All Angels. A big “thank you” to all those who generously dedicated lilies and also to those who gave their time and skills in making St. Michaels, Hubberholme, look particularly beautiful for Easter.  Church is always ‘open’ throughout the day; do drop by and enjoy the display.            The Churchwardens.
20/04/14 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk - May The May Monday walk which was planned for May 5th has been moved back a week to May 12th. This will avoid a clash with the Bank Holiday and the  ‘Wool and Ale’ festival in Kettlewell where  Buckden Singers are performing.
20/04/14 Buckden Institute Annual General Meeting The annual general meeting of the Village Institute will take place on 6 May 2014 at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall Click here for details
20/04/14 Skipton Camerata - 100 Peaks Challenge - fund raising event Click here for details
12/04/14 Buckden TdF T Shirts - Time is running out to order your "Sheep on Tour" T shirts. Click here  to download an order form, or click here to order online
12/04/14

Kettlewell Mayfest on 5th May is now less than a month away. Debbie Ambler has written to say that they are looking for  volunteers for a couple of stalls on the day, a Tour de France stall & a Yorkshire wine stall, only an hour for 2 people each.  Also if anyone is available to help erect/take down marquees before & after the day she would be most grateful. Debbie writes that there are already  a few volunteers from Buckden & as they are borrowing our marquees it would be good to have people familiar with them. They are also holding a May King & Queen competition and would love the kids to dress regally for the day - there will be prizes. If they don't want to be royal, they can come as sheep too! To contact Debbie, please call 07817 352138 during the day or (01756) 761226 after hours

12/04/14 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk - on Monday 7th April was postponed due to the weather - The walk in Coverdale will now take place on Monday 14th April - same arrangements as planned for last week. Click here for details
12/04/14 NY Police Community Messaging Bogus Age Concern visits - On 29.03.14 & 31.03.14 2 males attended property in Settle stating they were from Age Concern & offering Pilkington K Glass. This is a scam -  please call 101.
07/04/14

 

Missing dog - Please see attached details of a missing dog - thought to have been sighted in Upper Wharfedale  click here
06/04/14 Obstruction in road - Very early on Friday morning a villager was driving between Buckden and Starbotton and came across three large rocks in the road, apparently having been put there intentionally. He just managed to avoid hitting them, but the incident serves to remind us all to watch out for unexpected obstructions - whether deliberately placed or not.
06/04/14 Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk Buckden Walkers next Sunday Walk will be on 13th April based on Barden Moor near Bolton Priory.  Meet at the Buck as usual at 10.00 to coordinate transport or meet on site. Click here for details. For any queries ring John on 761390.
06/04/14 News from West Winds - Click here for the latest West Winds News letter
06/04/14 Buckden Walkers Wednesday Stroll This months walk is on Wednesday 9th April and is based on the Lister Arms, Malham, parking in the car park, and calling in to place food orders - then walking a circular route to the foot of Malham Cove before returning to the Listers. We will depart from the Buck Inn at 5:45pm.   Click here to view the menu (there will also be ‘specials’ on the day).  The Lister Arms is dog friendly. Dates for future Wednesday Walks are now on the "What's On" page. 
06/04/14 Tour de France Meeting - Click here to read the notes from the Tour de France meeting on 16th March
30/03/14

NY Police Community Messaging - North Yorkshire Trading Standards welcome reports of traders who cold call at peoples properties in an effort to obtain work.  As a service we have a zero tolerance approach to cold calling and doorstep crime because we are aware of the detriment that it can cause vulnerable residents. Itinerant traders use this approach to take advantage of vulnerable consumers, often acting aggressively to railroad people into agreeing to over charged and unnecessary work to their homes. At this time of year the weather improves and the number of cold callers increases. Our advice is to be vigilant of anyone approaching you at your door or the door of any vulnerable neighbours, if you witness anything suspicious or concerning activity, please report it to the Police via 101 or Trading Standards by calling 0845 40 40 506

30/03/14 Buckden Tour de France leaflet The Parish Council has been offered a grant to produce a leaflet for distribution around the time of the Tour which we hope will encourage repeat visits to the area from those who take a leaflet.  It is proposed that any business operating in Buckden Parish will have an opportunity to put a small standardised announcement in the leaflet. Click here for details on how to have your business listed.
30/03/14 Invitation - Julie & Alan are having a party / open house on Saturday 19th April at 8.00pm, all villagers welcome. For the sake of food prep could those coming please let us know by phone (761441) or email (a-jones33@sky.com)
30/03/14 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk - Monday 7th April - Coverdale - Click here for details
30/03/14 Buckden Tour de France T Shirts Buckden's "Sheep on Tour" T Shirts are now available on-line. Click here to order your own exclusive limited edition T Shirt.
30/03/14 Dan's perm - Dan Ambler had his hair permed last night at the Blue Bell, Kettlewell, in aid of Cancer Relief . Dan raised over £550. Many thanks to Mel from World of Hair and Beauty, Skipton. For pics, click here. To make a donation to this very worthwhile cause - click here
29/03/14 Buckden Belles' Open Water Swim Maggie & Gill are fundraising for NDCS, Help for Heroes and Yorkshire Air Ambulance, by taking part in The Great North Swim. This is the UK's biggest mass participation open water swim over a one mile course in the stunning Lake Windermere.
Please help them make a difference by sponsoring them on their Virgin Money Giving page - click here.
29/03/14 Kettlewell School News - Update from Andrew Taylor - Headteacher at the school. Click here to read
29/03/14 Buckden Wild West Night  The Wild West Night raised raised £360 for the institute.  

Many thanks to everyone for their hard work & support. Click here to view posters displayed in the hall during the evening

29/03/14 Kettlewell Film Nights - Caroline has asked us to publish the following message " We would like to say thank you to those people within Upper Wharfedale who continue to support the film nights in Kettlewell.  Without such support, the organisation that supplies all the equipment would not receive sufficient funds to allow this service to rural communities to continue. Any money raised is put into an official Community Account and such monies will be put towards projects to benefit us all. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT." The next film is "Sunshine on Leith" to be shown on 12th Aril. Click here for details 
29/03/14 New Bus Timetables - There have been some significant changes to the bus timetables. Click here for the new weekday & Saturday bus timetable which takes effect from 22nd April. The new Sunday bus timetable which takes effect on 20th April is on the "Getting Here" page.
29/03/14 Tour de France Accommodation Clifford House Farm, Buckden still free for the Tour de F week (Wednesday to Wednesday) & the price is now reduced. Sleeps 11, self-catering, pet friendly etc email: info@cliffordhousefarm.com
29/03/14 The Cowley Cowboys - Kettlewell Village Hall - Saturday April 5th Click here for details
29/03/14 Local history - Christopher (Kit) Chapman Ben McKenzie is doing research into the Chapman family who were born & brought up in the area & eventually took over Tom Airey's mail/transport route between Buckden & Grassington/Skipton. Kit Chapman lived and operated from The Buck Inn before moving down to The Temperance Hotel in Grassington. Ben thinks that Kit Chapman was born in 1837 at Coughtonham Farm, Oughtershaw. Does anyone know any thing about him or the farm - please email info@buckden.org
29/03/14

North Yorks Police Community Messaging Day time QUAD thefts are taking place on our Cumbria borders by travelling criminals think QUAD in the day take out keys, report suspicious vans ASAP call 101; A single axle BOCKMANN box trailer has been recovered containing Firewood owner has not been traced or come forward any info 101

23/03/14 Buckden Wild West Night  Pictures from the Wild West Night night in  Buckden.  Click here to view
16/03/14 Look North "Tandem Tour de Yorkshire" comes to Buckden.  Pictures of Harry Gration & Amy Garcia passing through Buckden as they follow the 250 miles of the the Yorkshire route of the Tour on a tandem in aid of sport relief. Click here to view pics.
16/03/14

Bunting making - Part 2   Will take place in the Institute on Saturday 26th April. 10am-4pm.Further details nearer the time or contact Sandra 760246

16/03/14

'A Night in Yellow' celebrating the coming of the Tour de France. Friday 16th May 7.30pm Buckden Institute A French themed evening of food fun and games Details to follow or contact Sandra 760246

16/03/14 North Yorks Police Community Messaging URGENT observations are required for PK02BRK a Xsara Picasso in beige, if seen please inform NYP control room immediately.
13/03/14 Sheep on Tour T Shirts To celebrate the Tour de France coming to Buckden, original design "Sheep on Tour" T shirts are now on sale. Click here for details and order form
13/03/14

Tour de France Meeting Buckden Parish Council invite all Parishioners to an extraordinary meeting in Buckden Village Institute on March 26th at 7.30pm to discuss the arrangements for this forthcoming event.

13/03/14 Look North "Tandem Tour de Yorkshire" comes to Buckden.  Harry Gration & Amy Garcia are cycling 250 miles of the the Yorkshire route of the Tour on a tandem in aid of sport relief. They will be passing through Buckden on Saturday morning (15th) between 10.45 & 11.15 a.m. so why not turn out to show your support. Click here for details
13/03/14

Buckden Walkers first Sunday Walk of the 2014 Season.  16th March leaving from the front of the Buck at 10.00 or Conistone bridge at 10.30.  Everyone welcome, including visitors and friends.  Please click here for details.

13/03/14 Jaywalkers - present "Not about Heroes" Saturday 3rd May 2014 Kettlewell Village Hall. Click here for details
13/03/14

The Tour de France in Yorkshire - a mini guide to the Yorkshire Festival 2014 from the Yorkshire Post - click here

09/03/14 North Yorks Police Community Messaging Please be aware of a vehicle seen in suspect circumstances in the Hubberholme area over last 3 days. Black BMW X3 Reg BN05HAO. Report any sightings on 101; Following a report by a member of country watch, a white Daihatsu P320LKK was stopped and searched this afternooon in Settle having been seen in suspicious circumstances near Langcliffe. Although nothing incriminating was found, all recipients are encouraged to be extra vigilant over the next few days, ensuring farm machinery and quads etc are secured, and where installed, alarms and CCTV are activated.
02/03/14 Buckden Wild West Night - Buckden Village Institute - 22nd March. Western themed food and entertainment. Ticket price to include "Hoss's Hold Up" cocktail. Click here for details
02/03/14 NT Tree Planting Day - River Wharfe The National trust have organised a tree planting morning on Sunday 23rd March and are looking for volunteers to help. Click here for details
02/03/14 Concert - Date for the diary: September 27th  at 7.30 pm in Hubberholme Church  A Musical Evening  with  Chordiality Choir   & interval refreshments. Watch this space for details
02/03/14 The Jay Walkers at  Kettlewell Village Hall For one night only on Saturday 3rd May 2014 at 7.30 The Jay Walkers will be performing their latest production - Stephen MacDonald’s ‘Not about Heroes’ - a powerful piece of theatre based on the friendship of two of the greatest War Poets, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. To book tickets costing £7 contact Pat Charlton on 01756 760302 or email boxoffice@thejaywalkers.co.uk
23/02/14 Buckden Singers  - Messiah - Venite Cantemus have released a video of members of Buckden Singers singing the Hallelujah Chorus in the Madeleine in Paris - along with 600 other people. Click here to view. There is also a gallery of pictures - click here to view
23/02/14 Tour de France - The Parish Council have been considering what use could be made of the village green over the Tour de France weekend, and would welcome any suggestions and ideas from villagers. Please email: bpc@romanycottage.co.uk
22/02/14 Bunting making Sandra would just like to say 'thank you' to all the bunting makers that took part in the Institute on Saturday and also to Richard for the tea and coffee making, complete with some home made buns. Everyone had a really good time and approximately 140 meters of bunting was made. There will probably be another couple of sessions. Watch this space for further information.
22/02/14 Buckden  Quiz Night Sunday 2nd March - doors open 7.00 p.m. Usual terms & conditions,  Any announcements or notices to Linda & Keith on 761019 by Sunday lunchtime. Click here for details
22/02/14 Upper Wharfedale 3 Peaks Challenge Get fit over the spring and summer and enjoy the lovely hills surrounding us. The Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue 3 Peaks Challenge is on 28 June. Click here  for details. A number of people have already expressed an interest in doing this walk and It is an ideal opportunity to get fit in company and with the support of others – or alone if you prefer. Click here for a suggested training programme for absolute beginners with little or no experience of hill walking, or any other walking. If there is enough interest, we can arrange training sessions and weekend walks. If you’re interested in taking part and would like some training support (or interested in supporting others who are taking part) please get in touch with either Debbie Roe or Stella Perrott/ Robin Davidson.
22/02/14 The Buck Inn  are currently taking bookings for evening meals on Friday & Saturday 4th & 5th July  - people are getting their plans in place - if any one wants to book a table please call 761401
22/02/14 Buckden Walkers - Monday Walkers Anne Newman will be co-ordinating the Monday walks which begin in March, the first one is on March 3rd – click here for details. Monday walks are between 4 and 5 miles and tend to be easy rather than strenuous.  Future walks will be on April 7th; May 5th; June 2nd; July 14 (delayed for a week to allow us to recover from Le Tour!), August 4th; September 1st and October 4th.  We need people to lead some of the walks so please volunteer if you know of a suitable walk.
22/02/14 Buckden Walkers - Sunday Walks Robin, Stella & John Milnes will be coordinating the Sunday walks which will commence on Sunday March 16th.  Everyone who can cope with 8 miles is welcome and volunteers to lead some walks would also be welcomed.  For details of this year's programme click here
22/02/14 NT weekend yoga and walking mini break will take place in Buckden over the weekend of  the 4th to 6th April Click here for details
22/02/14 Kettlewell Mayfest - Kettlewell's "May'd in Dale - Festival of Wool and Ale" will take place on May Bank Holiday Monday - 5th May. Click here for details
22/02/14 Upcoming events at Kettlewell Village Hall
Country music night with The Cowley Cowboys - Saturday 5th April; The Jaywalkers Spring production - Saturday 3rd May; Edwina Hayes - East Riding based folk singer - Friday 9th May. Click here for details
22/02/14

Kettlewell & District Horticultural Society The Annual General Meeting will be held in Kettlewell Village Hall on Tuesday 25th February 2014

7.30 pm Click here for details

22/02/14 North Yorks Police Community Messaging - Overnight 17th to 18th Black Suzuki Quad Bike stolen from barn near Runley Bridge area just outside Settle keep quads secure and report suspicious vehicles;  4th Feb: A Dwelling burglary has occurred between 4pm and 7pm on in Threshfield. Please be aware and report anything suspicious at all on 101; 6th Feb: farmer reported suspicious vehicle in Hubberholme area. Police responded, found vehicle unattended, was stolen on false plates equipment on board to steal quads; submerged water pump stolen from river Wharfe this weekend at Bolton Abbey, offenders used chainsaw to cut post to access area to remove item, any info to 101
02/02/14 Buckden Singers Open Evening - Ever wondered what it would be like to sing with Buckden Singers. Due to expansion - men (and women) singers are wanted to join this successful community choir.  Come and meet the Singers on Thursday February 13th 2014 at 7.20 pm Buckden Village Institute. Wine and nibbles provided.  No experience necessary - No auditions. More info: 01756 760882 / info@buckdensingers.org 
02/02/14 "Sheep on Tour" Fridge Magnets Six different designs by Barbara Hardy are being sold in aid of the Air Ambulance at £2.50 each. Available from the Village Shop, The Buck Inn or from Gordon Kilvington on 760246. Click here to see the designs available
02/02/14 Tour de France Community Bunting Making Saturday 15th February in Buckden Village Institute. Everyone welcome whether you can sew or not. There will be marking out, cutting,  pinning and sewing to do, or just making tea and coffee. If you can bring a sewing machine, sharp scissors and/or pinking shears that would be great. Everything else supplied. 1.30pm - 5.30pm, or as long as you can spare. More info: ring Sandra on 760246
02/02/14 Dog Walker wanted - John Marshall is looking for a dog sitter/walker for periods which could last a couple of days or approx.1 week. Anyone who could be interested please call John on (01756) 760443 / 761014 to discuss possibilities.
02/02/14 Buckden  Quiz Night Sunday 2nd February - doors open 7.00 p.m. Usual terms & conditions,  Any announcements or notices to Linda & Keith on 761019 by Sunday lunchtime
02/02/14 Kettlewell Laundry Services Having run a laundry service, washing, drying & ironing bed linen from home for the  last 3 years, Debbie Ambler has now opened Kettlewell Laundry Services in premises next door to Kettlewell Garage. The laundry is completely separate from the garage and has commercial machines for large loads. Opening hours are 9-5 Monday to Friday although sometimes Debbie will be doing deliveries/collections. Laundry can still be left at Brook House. For more information, price list etc, please call 07817 352138  during the day or (01756) 761226 after hours.
02/02/14 Kettlewell School - Update - Report from Andrew Taylor - Headteacher at Kettlewell School. Click here to read
02/02/14 Kettlewell Film Night - March "Captain Phillips" (12a) - Kettlewell Village Hall - Saturday 1st March. A true story about Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali Pirates, of an American Cargo Ship Tickets @ £5 & £2.50 for under 16’s available from Caroline Hatton on 760378 or Kettlewell Village Store. Doors open @ 7pm. Film starts @ 7.30pm Bring your own drinks. Nibbles on the door and Ice Creams available at half time. Click here for poster
02/02/14 North Yorks Police Community Messaging - Sat 25th January - Grey Landrover PN11JDO Stolen Bolton by Bowland 2pm in day. Lock vehicles in day-time. 3 such offences in the  last 2 weeks. Arrest made last night Farmer nr Clapham disturbed males in yard stealing Landrover/quad at 9pm. Keep everything secure and report suspicious activity.
02/02/14 Congratulations to John and Marjorie Davies of Buckden who celebrated their platinum (70th) wedding anniversary on January 12th, 2014.
02/02/14 Julian Smith - will be in Grassington on Friday 14 February 3.00 - 4.00pm. If you would an appointment, please call: 020 7219 7145
26/01/14 Buckden Burns Night - A great evening - many thanks to Stella, Robin, Liz and Andrew and everyone else involved. Click here for pics
26/01/14 Buckden Cowboy Night - Date for the diary - There will be a Cowboy Night in the Institute of Saturday March 22nd - Watch this space for details
26/01/14 Events at Scargill House - Wide, Wide as the Ocean  led by Valerie Rampton 

Saturday 22 Feb - Enjoy a day by the sea in the Yorkshire Dales? The sea is so often used as a metaphor for life and in the Bible it is interestingly used as both a symbol for God’s love as well as a sign for destruction and chaos. Come and explore the sea in the Bible, hymns, music, poetry, art and Christian experience. Ash Wednesday led by the Scargill Community - Wednesday 5 March - Why not spend a day-long retreat to start Lent well? Spend time in silence and in worship, with the opportunity to take a walk in the beautiful Dales. Click here for details of both events. Conservation Saturdays working on the ancient woodland on the Scargill estate. Click here for details

26/01/14

North Yorks Police  Community Messaging  Barn Broken into at East Kettlesbeck near Eldroth. Sheep Medicine stolen, White transit seen in area may be connected. Keep eyes open for a Grey Ford Focus Estate linked to known cross borders offenders please report and sighting of such a vehicle to 101

23/01/14

Upper Wharfedale School tops schools performance table The secondary school performance tables are out today, and Upper Wharfedale School came top in North Yorkshire for Value Added and was in the top 2% nationally. Congratulations to all concerned.

22/01/14 Kettlewell School on Look North The BBC Look North North East team were at Kettlewell school to film for an item on rural education and featuring the partnership between Kettlewell and Upper Wharfedale schools. We understand the item is to be broadcast tomorrow night (Thursday) on Look North North East - to view go to Sky channel 955
19/01/14 Tour de France latest - ASO have published the timings for the first stage of the Tour. The publicity caravan will come through Buckden at 11.37 on the 5th July with the riders expected between 13.28 & 13.37. The race will reach the first climb of the Tour - the "Côte de Cray" (as we must lean to call the climb over Kidstones) between 13.33 & 13.43. To read all the Day 1 timings, click here
19/01/14 Burns Night - is now sold out and a reserve list started.  Could those that have booked please let us know if they cannot attend as we can re-sell tickets up until the last minute.  Volunteers welcome to boil and bash neeps and tatties from 3.00 p.m. at the Institute. Could any non-haggis eaters please let Robin & Stella know - they have assumed to date that any one who did not eat haggis would have said so
19/01/14 Dan's perm - Dan Ambler has been growing his hair over the last couple of weeks and is continuing to grow it over the next three months, in order to have it permed. The perming will be taking place in the Blue Bell in Kettlewell, on Saturday the 29th March at 4:30 p.m. There will be an opportunity closer to the date to bid on the style of perm, you wish him to have!! For more details, click here. To make a donation please click here.
19/01/14 Re-cycle-it - New items listed - click here
19/01/14 Tour de France - Accommodation available Clifford House Farm in Buckden still has some availability for the week of the Tour. For details click here
19/01/14 Tour de France - New video of the route of the first day of the Tour through Buckden - featuring Mick Wilkinson. Click here
19/01/14 NYP Community Messaging - Distraction theft.

Two thefts have recently occurred in public houses. Two Eastern European/Asian males have placed a map on the table in front of the customers and then left the pub stealing the customers mobile phones. Please be aware of this and report any suspicious activity to the police.

19/01/14 NYP Community Messaging - Missing person. Missing person Gillian Wheatley aged 64 years
Described as short auburn/greying hair large build, 5’4. Missing from her home address in Skipton, last seen wearing a black skirt, green coat carrying black/blue backpack. If seen please contact PC1124 Stoyles at NYP on 101.
12/01/14 Social evening - Friday 17th January at 7.30.    Pool, darts, dominoes.  Bring your own drink and snacks.  All welcome including visitors to the village.  Dogs welcome. 
12/01/14 Parish Council - There will be a Parish Council meeting on Monday 13th January at 8.00 p.m. in the Institute
05/01/14

Burns Night Buckden style will take place on 25 January at Buckden Village Institute (doors open at 7pm pm for a 7.30 start).  The menu will be Cullen Skink, haggis, neeps and tatties with whisky sauce and cranachan for pudding.  A vegetarian option will be available for vegetarians or non haggis eaters.  Please remember to bring your own whisky, iron bru, Deuchars (or wine if you must). Reserve your place by contacting Stella or Robin on 01756 761320 or stella@buckden.org .  Anyone wishing to do a ‘turn’ will be greatly appreciated. As will any offers of help, especially for neep bashing.Payment will be on the door but a reservations is a commitment to pay.  Tickets are £10 pounds each with proceeds going to the village institute. 

05/01/14

Kettlewell Film Night - Quartet This is very funny story about a home for retired musicians. Don’t miss out on your chance to see this classic film and laugh your socks off. Saturday, January 18th @ 7.30pm prompt. Doors open @ 7pm. Tickets @ £5 & £2.50 for under 16’s available from Caroline Hatton on 760378 or Kettlewell Village Store. Bring your own drinks. Nibbles on the door and Ice Creams available at half time. Click here for poster

05/01/14 North Yorks Police Community messaging

There has been an increase in thefts of heating oil. Please check your tank on a regular basis and report anything suspicious immediately.

01/01/14 Christmas card deliveries Steph would like to thank everyone who donated to her Christmas card delivery service. In total, she has raised £165 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance
01/01/14 Buckden New Year Quiz Night Sunday 5th January - doors open 7.00 p.m. Usual terms & conditions, click here for details. Any announcements or notices to Gill & Bev on 760460 by Sunday lunchtime
01/01/14 Land Letting The traditional Land Letting auction of the Poor Pasture will take place at 8.30 p.m. on the 6th January in the George, following the Land Letting Service in St Michael & All Angel's Church at 8.00 p.m.
01/01/14 Christmas Greetings from the Longstreths Richard has received a Christmas Card and message from the Longstreth family who visited the dale in the summer and whose ancestors emigrated to America some 400 years previously. Click here to view the card. Click here to view the message.
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