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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.

22/04/17 Easter Lilies - Hubberholme click here for pics of the flowers at Hubberholme Church
22/04/17 Scarecrow Workshop - diary date - Sunday 16th July 2017 Scarecrow Workshop at Kettlewell Village Hall 2 - 5pm. Details to follow.
22/04/17 Summer Sunday and Bank Holiday buses The Summer timetable will be introduced again from Bank Holiday Monday 1 May, with a similar level of service in Upper Wharfedale to last year. There are however two significant changes to Yorkshire Dalesman service 875 to Hawes – this year the bus will run direct between Cracoe and Kilnsey on the outward journey (not diverting into Grassington), and bus passes for the elderly and disabled will be valid for free travel all the way through to/from Hawes. Click here for timetable. Please note however that due to road closures for the Tour de Yorkshire service 874 will not operate on Sunday 30 April, and service X43 will be subject to disruption, with some journeys not running.  
16/04/17 Social evening - with skittles  - There will be a social evening in the Institute  on Friday 28th April starting at about 7.30 p.m.  Usual arrangements.  Bring your own drink and snacks.  All being well we are hoping to try out the new skittle alley. All welcome, including visitors to the village.  Entry £2.00.
16/04/17 NYP Community Messaging Quad bike thefts Whilst farmers are busy with lambing time, they need to remain alert to quad bike thieves. Do not leave keys in the quad bike at any time - including when you return to the farmhouse for lunch. Thieves are looking for easy pickings. Be alert to suspicious vans in the Dales. Email fraud - click here to download warning and advice from the Police National Fraud Intelligence Bureau
16/04/17 Church fundraising events - 2017 Click here for details of fundraising events / activities in aid of St Michael & All Angels, Hubberholme
16/04/17 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk - May Just a reminder that May’s Monday walk is on the 8th and not the 1st of the month, so as to miss the bank holiday. Details nearer the time
16/04/17 Village of the Year The Parish Council have forwarded the following email regarding the Village of the Year TV show to see if there is any interest in Buckden putting in an entry. Click here to read the email. Looking at the criteria, it feels to me to be a stretch for us with the Buck closed, but is anyone interested in having a go.......?
16/04/17 The Jaywalkers present "No job for a woman" by Jamesine Cundell Walker. Friday 5 May, 2017, Grassington Octagon 7.30 pm. Also being performed at other venues. Click here for details Zarina is organising the bus to the Grassington performance. Please contact her for tickets and /or a place on the bus. Tel 01756 761188
16/04/17 Kettlewell Cinema The next film in  Kettlewell Village Hall is Roald Dahl's  "The BFG" Not just a children's film but a film for all. Saturday 22nd April 7.00pm. £5 adults £2.50 children.

Royal British Legion St George's Day concert with Thirsk RBL Band & The Military WAGS Choir.  On Sunday, 23 April, 3pm at the Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn.  Click here for details.

Upper Wharfedale Venturer first birthday The Upper Wharfedale Venturer is one year old today. 12,039 passengers carried on almost 2,500 trips, and more than 25,000 miles driven. Many thanks to the passengers, drivers and other volunteers who have all made the service such a success


09/04/17 Buckden Parish Plan The Buckden Parish Plan is now available in draft form and the Parish Council now intend to consult with residents of the parish about the content of the plan. Residents will have the opportunity to discuss the plan at the annual parish meeting on Wednesday 17th May at 7.00 p.m. Click here to download the plan. The Parish Council would welcome any comments in advance of the meeting., These can be sent to chris.clark@nethergill.co.uk

Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll – Wednesday 12th April 2017 Coldstones Cut - Yorkshire’s largest item of public artwork. Depart 6pm from Buck Inn car park. Arrive         Coldstones Cut car park at 6:35, to start walk shortly after. Distance   Only 700m each way, along gravelled path to the Cut. For those interested, there is a short diversion to visit the Lime Kiln workings (allow an extra 15 minutes). In the event of cloudy weather, an alternative circular walk based upon Pateley Bridge will be substituted. Then drive to Pateley Bridge – to the Bridge Inn (10 minutes away); dogs welcome. We aim to reach the Bridge Inn around 7:40pm (8pm if you visit the Kiln). For further details, contact David or Susan Lusted on (01756) 760877 or email info@dalegarth.co.uk  ALL  WELCOME …… including Non Walkers. We have been offered a 'deal' of £3 per Starter and £3 per dessert for the Stroll night. The staff have asked me to pass on orders on Monday 10th, and so I would ask you to forward your decisions to Sue or David  by 10am on Monday at the latest.

09/04/17 Easter Lilies - displays of Easter Lilies will decorate Hubberholme Church from Good Friday onwards.  Any one who would like to sponsor a lily, to carry their dedication to the memory of a loved one or in celebration of a special event, should contact Susan ((01756) 760 877 or Avril 760 313.  We suggest a minimum of £3 per lily.  Whether you are a sponsor or not, do try to visit church at some point to see these wonderful displays.  All are welcome.  It will be possible to pop into church to sponsor a lily and add a dedication after the displays have been completed.
09/04/17 Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk will be on  Easter Sunday (16th).  This month's walk will be an old favourite starting at Kilnsey.  This is approximately 10 miles with a shorter option of five miles.  Meet at The Buck at 10.30 or Kilnsey at 10.50.  Please let Robin know if you intend to meet us at Kilnsey in case of any late changes.
02/04/17 Institute Notice Board - Grand Opening Ceremony The Tour De France Commemorative notice board was formally opened by Buckden cycling guru, Gordon Kilvington, pictured here with Andrew Dawson who made the notice board. Click here to see what happened next. The Institute Committee would like to thank Andrew for his work in making the notice board, and Mr Kilvington for making time in his busy schedule to make a personal appearance. For more pics, click here

02/04/17 Buckden Parish Council There will be no meeting this month (April) due to lambing. The next meeting with be on Wednesday 17th May. The annual Parish Meeting will take place at 7.00 p.m. and will be followed by the usual council meeting at 8.00 p.m.
02/04/17 Skipton Choral Society Easter Concert Please note that the Skipton Choral Society Easter Concert will be Saturday 8th April 2017 and not on the 18th April as previously advertised.. The concert is at Christ Church, Skipton @ 7.30 p.m.
02/04/17 The Brontes: Branwell, Booze and Byron.  Talk by Lauren Livesey of the Bronte Parsonage Museum Tickets £5 Amerdale Village Hall Friday 28th April 7.30 p.m. Mark - 01756 770419
02/04/17 Kettlewell Cinema  The next film is Roald Dahl's "The BFG" Kettlewell Village Hall Saturday 22nd April  7.30pm. Adults £5 children £2.50
30/03/17 Institute Notice Board - Grand Opening Ceremony The Tour De France Commemorative notice board will be formally unveiled this on Friday evening (31st March) at 6.45 p.m. by our local TdF representative who, it is alleged, will be suitably attired for the occasion! All welcome.
30/03/17 Social evening - Buckden Village Institute - There will (probably) be a social evening in the Institute  Friday 31st March after the |Institute Committee Meeting (around 8.15/8.30 p.m.) Darts, dominoes etc.  Bring your own drink and snacks.  All welcome, including visitors to the village.  Entry £2.00.
30/03/17 Buckden Camping - to coincide with the arrival of the pods, the new Buckden Camping website has gone live. Click here to view
30/03/17 Grassington Festival Full Programme announced - another brilliant programme with some excellent shows etc. - including the return of Jools Holland. Click here for the on-line programme. Ticket sales are as follows: Star and Business Friends - 3 April; Friends - 5 April; General Sales - 10 April
30/03/17 Buckden Quiz Night The April Quiz will be held on  Sunday April 2nd. Usual Ts & Cs: In the Institute  - doors open: 7.00 p.m. First question: 7.30 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019.
30/03/17 Venturer holiday timetable - Easter holidays: Although school holidays start tomorrow in some parts of the country, schools in North Yorkshire do not break up until end of next week. The Venturer will be running a school-day timetable Mon – Fri  next week – w/c 3rd April. The following 2 weeks will be school holiday timetable. Also please note that the Venturer will be running on Good Friday. Click here for details
30/03/17 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk - April If you’ve travelled from Skipton towards Keighley you will have seen the two towers on the skyline ahead of you. April  3rd. Usual arrangements, meet at the Buck at 10.30 or outside the Black Bull pub in Sutton in Craven at about 11.15.  Bring your coffee and sandwiches. Since the only pub in the centre of Sutton that opens before 4.00pm in not dog friendly there will be a small detour to the Dog and Gun at Malsis – about three-quarters of the way round – and have a quick drink before the level walk back into the village.
30/03/17 Buckden Walkers Sunday Walks The April Sunday walk is due on Easter Sunday (16th).  If this is a problem for you could you please let Robin know if a week earlier or later would suit and we can reconsider.  just in case some of you missed the earlier notice the subsequent dates are: May 21; June 18; July 16; Aug 20; Sept 17; Oct 15; Nov 19
30/03/17 National Trust Dales events programme 2017 - Click here to download
30/03/17 Job vacancy The National Trust have a vacancy for a holiday cottage caretaker in Buckden. 4 hours per week. Click here for details
30/03/17 Skipton Choral Society Easter Concert Saturday 8th April 2017 at Christ Church, Skipton @ 7.30 p.m. Click here for details. Tickets can be obtained from Jane Way or as per details on poster.
30/03/17 Grassington Community Cinema Saturday April 8th 2017 at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington. For children we present ‘Trolls' ‪at 4.30pm‬ and for Grown Ups we have ‘A United Kingdom’ ‪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  Thank you for your support for Grassington Community Cinema.

Temporary Road Closure - Hawkswick to Arncliffe back road 3rd-5th April 0930-1530hrs – For BT works


Coffee morning in aid of Kettlewell School Come along to Kettlewell Village Hall on Saturday 25th March for a Mother's Day Coffee Morning, 10.30am - 12.30pm. There will be  refreshments, homemade cakes, second hand books and more to browse. Please come along and support our great local school

22/03/17 The George Pie Night Great news that The George Inn has once again come up trumps at the prestigious British Pie Awards scooping both Bronze and Silver at the 2017 event. We will be celebrating with a special Award winning Pie Night on Wednesday 29th March. Book your table by giving Jackie or Ed a call on 01756 760223 - pies down from 18.00.
22/03/17 New Yorkshire Video Welcome to Yorkshire have launched a new video to promote our brilliant county, as part of their Y17 initiative. Click here to view

Boundless Networks (LN Comms) - Essential maintenance work will be carried out on Monday, 10th April between 09:00 and 13:00. Most likely subscribers  will be offline during these hours and hopefully they are worst case. Boundless apologise for the inconvenience and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to give them a call on 0113 320 3737. Your connection should be restored automatically, but if you are without access for a prolonged period of time, please power off your equipment, turn the outdoor equipment back on first, then after 2 minutes power the router back on.

15/03/17 Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk Sunday 19 March. For the first walk of the new season meet in front of the Buck at 10.30 to share lifts. The walk is an old favourite starting at  Rylstone.  If you want to meet at the parking area by the pond at Rylstone please be there ready to walk at 11.00 and let Robin know on 07815 784018.n case there are any late glitches.  The walk should be around 8 miles.  
15/03/17 News from West Winds Click here for the latest West Winds newsletter
15/03/17 Skipton Choral Society For details of the next concert, click here.   Tickets are available from Bernard and Jane Way tel. 01756 761333 for the concert which is on Saturday 8 April at Christ Church, Skipton 7.30 pm. 
15/03/17 Recycle It New items listed - both For Sale and Wanted. Click here for details
15/03/17 Dark Skies.....Following the huge success of astronomer Martin Lunn's Star Party in Buckden on Thursday 02 March, if any you or your friends might be interested in forming a local Dark Skies group . . . with aims ranging from enjoying some Dales 'Dark Sky' walks to wherever , please contact Susan Swire - click here for more details
11/03/17 Buckden Parish Council The next meeting  has been postponed until Wednesday 15th March at 8.00pm and will be held in the Village Hall. Click here for the agenda
11/03/17 Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk Sunday 19 March. For the first walk of the new season meet in front of the Buck at 10.30 to share lifts.  Details are being finalised but the walk is anticipated to be in the region of 8 - 10 miles. Further details will be issued to those on the new contacts list shortly or Robin can be contacted on 07815 784018.

The Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support Group (UWRSG) met on 7 March and agreed the following activities over the coming months.  Nethergill will host a fund raising event in July, and will also offer a farm visit for refugees in September.  Members will speak with Julian Smith about unaccompanied child refugees. There will be a welcome day in September with a focus on (Yorkshire) cricket – suitable and welcoming for all ages and any gender.  We will co-ordinate local efforts to knit 60 million ‘trebles’ (see attached link), a world-wide effort to remember the 60 million refugees, provide blankets and break a stitching record.  http://60milliontrebles.blogspot.co.uk/  those participating are asked to knit a 36” square and all offers will be grateful received. Members will also continue to link/ support other activities through the churches, schools and Skipton Refugee Support Network. If you would like to be included on the group’s mailing list or help in some way, please contact refugees@upperwharfedale.net

11/03/17 Recycle It New items listed. Click here for details
11/03/17 HMS Pinafore presented by Aireborough Gilbert & Sullivan Society at St.Michael’s Church, Linton Falls on Saturday 11th March 2017 at 7.30 pm. Tickets £8 from The Wine Shop, Grassington 01756 752468 or on the door
05/03/17 Buckden Parish Council The next meeting will be held in the Village Hall on Monday 13th March at 8.00pm. Click here for the agenda

Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support Group. There will be an open meeting at Kettlewell Village Hall on Tuesday 7th  March at 6pm to discuss our support for refugees in Upper Wharfedale.  All our welcome.  Click here for the poster for the meeting. Click here for the latest UWRSG newsletter.

05/03/17 Yorkshire Dales LEADER Programme - Grant funding available for new and existing businesses in the Dales for projects aligned to one of the LEADER priorities: Business Growth; Tourism; Culture; Rural Services; forestry; farming. Click here for details
05/03/17 Kettlewell Cinema Next film is "Girl on a Train". Saturday 25th March. 7.30pm. Adults £5 children £2.50. There will be 2 more films to finish the season. Saturday 22nd April Roald Dahl's" BFG" and Saturday 20th May J.K Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" Please note the last 2 are at 7.00pm.
05/03/17 Buckden Walkers - Monday Walk - First walk of the season. Monday Walk March 7th - Janet’s Foss and Gordale Scar. Click here for details
05/03/17 Star Party - Great turn out for the talk by astronomer Martin Lunn, on Thursday. Unfortunately the weather did not oblige, but Martin brought along a 4.6 billion year old meteorite - see pic below
05/03/17 Grassington Community Cinema presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington. Next showing:  Saturday 11th March 2017. For children we present ‘Storks' ‪at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ ‪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
05/03/17 Christian Aid Lent Lunches This year Christian Aid will focus on their work with Refugees and Displaced Persons in Europe and abroad. Their work began in the aftermath of the Second World War helping the vast number of folk who were stranded in those difficult times. The Lent Lunches in Church House Grassington organised by Upper Wharfedale Churches Together will be held every Wednesday during Lent 12 noon – 1.30pm beginning 1 March 2017 and the proceeds will go to Christian Aid. Last year £1135.50 was sent to Christian Aid as a result of this activity. Do pop in if you can …the homemade soup will be good and so will the company! And it will cost just whatever donation you care to make.
05/03/17 NYP Community Messaging Overnight between 28th Feb and 1st March, Commercial Burglary at Kettle well. did you see anything? 1 0 1 quoting 12170034705
27/02/17 Buckden Gala - Raffle Organiser Kevin Roe has decided to step down as organiser of the Gala Raffle after nine years, and the Institute committee are very grateful to Kevin for all his efforts over the years. The committee are now seeking a volunteer to take over the task. Richard has kindly offered to oversee the raffle on the day, so the help we are looking for is largely about the work in advance. This includes coordinating the prizes (all members of the committee are involved in sourcing prizes); organising the printing and distribution of tickets; providing details of sponsors for the programme and the Gala website; notifying winners of prizes not collected on the day;  and maintaining records for audit purposes. The raffle is a key part of our fundraising at the Gala so any help would be really appreciated. If you think you might be able to take on this role, please email raffle@buckden.org and we can talk though what is involved.
27/02/17 Buckden Quiz Night The March Quiz will be held on  Sunday 5th 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 Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019.
27/02/17 Buckden Gala - Gazebo needed - Does anyone in the village have a gazebo which they would be prepared to lend for Gala day. (one of our regular gazebos is emigrating to Wales). If you can help, please mail gazebo@buckden.org
11/02/17 Buckden Parish Council - The February meeting will be held on Monday 13th February.
11/02/17 Star Party - On Thursday 2nd March there will be a Star Party in Buckden Village Institute from 6.00 - 7.30 p.m. This is variously described as "a talk and gaze at the stars and some food" and "an evening of exploration, wonder and intrigue for all ages". Either way, it sounds cool. It will be led by Martin Lunn MBE, FRAS, former curator of Astronomy at the Yorkshire Museum. Food is provided and warm clothing is essential. There is no entry charge but there will be a plate for donations. It is not necessary to book.  The event will finish at 7.30 p.m. so that Buckden Singers can then have their rehearsal.
11/02/17 De-fib event - Many thanks to Doug and Robin for the really informative introduction / refresher on the defibrillator and CPR. 35 people came from Buckden Parish, which was a great turn-out on a cold winter's evening. For those of you who missed the session, or who want to revise, click here for the YouTube video of CPR and use of the defibrillator. It struck me afterwards that a de-fib machine could be good for dealing with "alternative facts".
11/02/17 Local History Exhibition An exciting opportunity to see selected photographs and documents from Patsy and Malcolm Campbell's archive. Upper Wharfedale Arts & Literature Society (UW ALS) have been fortunate enough to be given access to material depicting life in our area over the last three centuries and beyond. The long awaited exhibition will be mounted in Kettlewell Village Hall during Saturday 4th March and Sunday 5th March 10am - 4pm, both days. Entry is free but donations would be appreciated. Tea, coffee and cake will be on sale!
11/02/17 Buckden Whist - Message from Jean and Keith Robinson: "As relatively new residents of Buckden, we would like to endorse Wilf's poem on the Buckden Whist. As with all the events organised by the Community here, it is a great fun evening and helped us to meet more' really nice neighbours, not only from Buckden, but from Starbotton, Kettlewell and several other hamlets from around Upper Wharfedale. It is an event we look forward to, bi-weekly, and we can highly recommend to all. Looking forward to meeting more nice neighbours. Jean and Keith Robinson"
06/02/17 Elizabeth Nowell - Gordon has written to say that he has been totally overwhelmed  by all the kind cards and letters he has received from Buckden residents. He says that he has found this a great support and comfort, and that it goes to show what an exceptionally close and caring community Buckden is. He has asked that his appreciation should be passed on via the website
06/02/17 Reminder Public Meeting - Plans for the Institute and the School Room Monday 6th February at 7.00 p.m. in the Institute
06/02/17 Venturer carries 10,000 passenger On Saturday morning the Venturer carried its 10,000th passenger since we started in April 2016. The 10,000th passenger was Doug McLellan travelling from Kettlewell to Buckden. The service is meeting its passenger targets and is proving to be financially sustainable.  Many thanks to all our customers, drivers and other volunteers for all your support.
06/02/17 Vodafone 3G Mobile With help from Christine Kenwright from Criterion, Robin and I managed to get the Vodafone equipment at the Buck working on Thursday, and the signal came back at around 6.30 p.m.

Buckden Sunday Walkers 2017 Season:  The dates for the current  year are as follows.

March 19th

April 16th

May 21st

June 18th

July 16th

August 20th

September 17th

October 15th

November 19th 

Due to the shorter Monday walks and mid-week strolls the sunday walks are proposed to be in the order of 8 to 10 miles.  If anyone has views on routes or types of walk or/and would be prepared to lead one, please get in touch.  We are currently preparing a new distribution list for direct notification by email, so if you wish to be included please email robin.davidson3232@gmail.com

06/02/17 Parish Council Minutes The missing PC minutes for November and December are now on the Parish Council page. There was no meeting in January. Apologies for the delay which was caused by email problems
06/02/17 Manorlands Hospice Wharfedale Support Group To mark our 10th Anniversary we have arranged a very special Celebration on Saturday18th March at Grassington Town Hall.  A full evenings entertainment & dancing -  DJ, Singer, Surprise Artiste and 2 Bands presented by Maurice Grumbleweed.  Click here for details or contact Graham Walter on 760337

Public Meeting - Plans for the Institute and the School Room The Institute committee and St Michael's PCC are working on plans to improve these two important buildings for our community. There will be a public meeting on Monday 6th February at 7.00 p.m. in the Institute at which these plans will be discussed together with the option for a more radical proposal. This is an important subject for the village, as the plans we are making now will shape the community facilities for the village for the foreseeable future. We are therefore keen that as many members of the community as possible should hear what is being proposed and take part in the discussion. Please do come along and have your say!

29/01/17 Social evening - Buckden Village Institute - Friday 3rd February at 7.30.    Darts, dominoes etc.  Bring your own drink and snacks.  All welcome, including visitors to the village.  Entry £2.00.
29/01/17 Buckden Quiz Night The February Quiz will be held on  Sunday 5th February. 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 Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019.
29/01/17 Buckden Whist The attendance at Whist has been falling and there is a risk that we will lose this fun evening. So - why not give it a try - no experience necessary - Just a good sense of humour. The next Whist evening is on February 8th at 7.00 p.m. Wilf has written the following poem to encourage  people to give it a try.

Give your Wednesday a brand new twist,

Come and try the Buckden Whist.

Lots of prizes to be won,

so come along and join the fun.

You'll be leaving full of smiles,

£2.50 - it's the best value for miles!

If you believe I can't trusted,

why not check with David Lusted?

29/01/17 Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 4th February 2017 presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington.  For children we present ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ ‪at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘Bridget Jones's Baby’ ‪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
29/01/17 NYP Community Messaging  There has been an increase in sheep thefts in North Yorkshire. We urge all farmers to be extra vigilant. We ask that Farmers Markets make all the relevant checks before sheep are sold and if there is any doubt please call us. We would also ask members of the public that if you are offered lamb on your doorstop or at the local pub, for instance, please call 101 and report it. If you have information that could help our enquiries please call 101. HMRC and Apple (iTunes) gift card fraud - another dodgy phone call scam - click here for details.
21/01/17 Elizabeth Nowell It is with great sadness that we have to report that Elizabeth Nowell passed away on Wednesday morning. Gordon writes that "Buckden was for many years a wonderful part of Elizabeth’s life" and I know that all her friends in the village will wish to pass on their condolences. Gordon and his family are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Defibrillator Event / Social Evening at Buckden Village Institute 10 February, 7.30.  All are welcome to this event which endeavours to let everyone know what the recent village defibrillator is for and how it works.  There will be instruction, a short  film and a hands on opportunity supervised by trainers.  Please come if you possibly can because the knowledge gained can save lives.  This is not a substitute for "999" or the Community Responders.  It will all be explained. There is no time limit but it is anticipated that the session will take about an hour followed by a social evening for those who wish to stay.  Please bring your own solid and liquid sustenance if you wish to stay for the remainder of the evening.

21/01/17 Kettlewell Film Show Kettlewell Village Hall this Saturday 21st.  "Dad's Army" Tickets £5 . Children £2.50. available at the village shop or on the door
21/01/17 NYP Community Messaging As WhatsApp adds its billionth user, take a look at some of the common scams and tricks virtual conmen try using the messaging service. Click here to read a briefing from North Yorkshire Police
15/01/17 The George Inn - Annual closure The George Inn will be closed this year from Tuesday 17th January reopening on Wednesday 8th Feb. Assuming that there is still some beer left after this weekend's activities there will be a 'drink us dry' session on Monday evening from 6.00pm where all of our cask ales will be available at just £1.50 a pint.
15/01/17 Upper Wharfedale 2000 Playground Annual General Meeting Monday 23rd January, 6pm, Kettlewell Village Hall All welcome. Everyone is invited to attend this meeting to find out how much money we raised last year, how it has been spent and our plans for this year.
15/01/17 NYP Community Messaging NYP have issued a warning regarding an emerging fraud whereby social media platforms are being used to attract members of the public to donate money to non-existent animal welfare charities. Click here for details
08/01/17 Avian flu outbreak near Settle The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a small backyard flock near Settle in North Yorkshire. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the infected premises to limit the risk of the disease spreading. The remaining live birds in the small flock of chickens and ducks are being humanely culled. The advice from Public Health England is that the risk to public health from the virus is very low and the Food Standards Agency has made clear that bird flu does not pose a food safety risk for UK consumers. For more info, click here
07/01/17 Social evening - Buckden Village Institute - Friday 13th January at 7.30.    Darts, dominoes etc.  Bring your own drink and snacks.  All welcome including visitors to the village.  Entry £2.00.
07/01/17 New Year Quiz Reminder - The first quiz of the New Year will be held this Sunday 8th January, at 7.30 p.m. in the Institute. Usual Ts & Cs
07/01/17 Land Letting The 'candle auction' or land letting of the Poor Pasture takes place at a meeting of the Hubberholme Parliament at The George Inn on Monday 9th January. As always there will be a brief service at St. Michael and All Angels Church followed by James Theodosius chairing the auction at The George. It's sure to be a fun night as always - we look forward to welcoming all of our Buckden friends.
07/01/17 NYP Community Messaging  Theft of Sheep 9 Texel cross sheep have stolen from a farm between Cold Kirby and Old Byland in Ryedale between 02-05/01/17. Any info please call 101 and quote 12170002415  Spate of Quad bike and Land Rover thefts over the Christmas and New Year period Anyone with any information about quad bike or Land Rover thefts should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Property Loan scams are becoming a problem nationally - click here to learn more
01/01/17 Christmas Flowers at Hubberholme Church. Click here for pictures.
01/01/17 Grassington Community Cinema presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington. On Saturday 7th January 2017  For children we present ‘Finding Dory’ ‪at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘Love and Friendship’ ‪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.

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. Dogs are welcome on the Walk however leads will be necessary where sheep are present. After the walk, we return to 11 Dalegarth for soup, mulled wine and Stollen.  Non-walkers are welcome to join us at No. 11 from 12:30pm onwards. What better way to start the New Year! Click here for details.

29/12/16 Found - at Buckden Court - a brooch in the shape of a lizard. If you think it may be yours, please email lizard@buckden.org.
29/12/16 Christmas Eve carol singing  Carol singing on Christmas Eve around the village raised a total of £206.29. This money will be split between the Alzheimer’s Society, the Blue Cross and the Salvation Army. Many thanks to all those who sang or donated.
29/12/16 New Year Quiz The first quiz of the New Year will be held on Sunday 8th January, rather than on the first Sunday of the month, as there is a bunch of other stuff on on New Years Day. 7.30 p.m. kick-off in the Institute. Usual Ts & Cs
29/12/16 NYP Community Messaging Message from Sergeant Andy Palmer - our local Crime prevention officer with some good advice about shopping safely online - click here to read
18/12/16 Christmas Concert The Christmas Concert was a great success and has raised almost £400 for Institute funds. If you forgot to pay for your ticket, perhaps you could give the money to Stella

Christmas Eve at The George Inn Our full lunchtime menu will be available from 12.00 until 14.30. Join us for Mulled Wine and Mince Pies before and / or after the Christingle service at St. Michael and All Angels (16.00 to 17.00) . Our full evening menu including Specials will be available from 18.00. Please book to avoid disappointment as we are sure to be very busy.

18/12/16 Buck Inn closure. If you had an existing reservation at the Buck Inn  please contact Ed at the George (01756 760223) or Dennis at the White Lion (01756 760262), both of whom will do their best to accommodate you. If you are looking for  pub accommodation in the Buckden area, the George and the White Lion have 17 bedrooms between them, and would be pleased to welcome you to the area.
18/12/16 Kettlewell Nativity - A scene from the brilliant Kettlewell Nativity, during which children from the Kettlewell School enacted scenes from the nativity at various locations around the village. To find out more, click here to listen to Edward, Arabella and James being interviewed about it on Radio York on Thursday morning.
11/12/16 Buck Inn closed - The Buck Inn  was closed down on Tuesday and is expected to remain closed through into the New Year. If you have a reservation please contact the Racehorses on 01756 760233. We have received a letter from Graham Featherstone of Criterion Asset Management which reads: "Dear Mr Vetch,  Thank you for your enquiry of yesterday regarding the above. Matters are already in hand for the lease opportunity to be marketed, with the intention of the property being re-let as soon as possible. We are as keen as the village is to find a tenant. Kind regards, Graham Featherstone FRICS, Senior Property Manager"

Children’s Village Nativity Wednesday 14th December The nativity will leave Kettlewell  church at 4pm and go round the village finishing up at a stable. The story will be told as we move around the village, with the help of The Vicar, some children, hopefully a donkey and much more. Come and join us for stories, carols and light refreshments, helping all to get into a Christmas mood. Everyone welcome and welcome to dress as angels, shepherds etc. if you have a safe lantern or similar then bring it along for effect. Should be roughly an hour


Christmas Eve Carol Singing - Referendum Christmas Eve is not far away! If you are planning to come carol singing around Buckden or donate to the collection, please take part in this community referendum to decide where the money should go. This year 15 charities have been shortlisted by us as representing varied issues that have been topical during 2016. Please vote for three. The money will then be split between the three charities receiving the most votes. Please vote by Wednesday 21 December. Carol singers should assemble in the kitchen at West Winds at 6.30pm on Saturday 24 December (please enter by back gate). Click here to download the voting form


Social evening Buckden Village Institute - Friday 13th January at 7.30.    Darts, dominoes etc.  Bring your own drink and snacks.  All welcome including visitors to the village.  Watch this space for further details

11/12/16 NYP Community Messaging  Fraudsters are sending out a high number of phishing emails,  message heading ‘Notice of Intended Prosecution’ and ‘NIP – Notice Number’ followed by a combination of letters and numbers. The emails purport to come from the Greater Manchester Police. It is believed that the URL hidden behind the line ‘Check The Photographic Evidence’ delivers the GOZI/ISFP Banking Trojan which is involved in stealing online banking login details If you have been affected by this, or any other fraud, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk; thefts from vehicles - a number of vehicles have been broken into on Church Street, Gargrave. Did you see or hear anything? If so please ring North Yorkshire Police on 101
05/12/16 Christmas Card Delivery Service: Steph 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 over £165 for the two charities, and hope to do the same again this year. She will deliver your cards for just 10p per card, but can only deliver in the week running up to Christmas (from Sunday 18 December up until 23rd December). It is unlikely that you will be able to contact her by phone or e-mail due to the impending move but please bring your cards to Fairlawn from Tuesday 13 December if you would like her to deliver them for you. 
05/12/16 Grassington Festival - tickets on sale The Box Office will open from 10am till 4pm on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th December for Star Friends and Business Friends and on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December for Friends. More details - click here
05/12/16 Octagon Season at Grassington Town Hall. Programme of live streamed opera, theatre and ballet at the Octagon. Click here for details.
05/12/16 Grassington Medical Centre - Newsletter Click here for the Surgery newsletter
05/12/16 NYP Community Messaging Scams Advice from Action Fraud on how to avoid being scammed this Christmas www.actionfraud.police.uk/calendar ; Tarmac Gangs North Yorkshire Trading Standards are still receiving calls from residents/businesses who are approached by traders claiming to be working on nearby roads who have tarmac left over they need to get rid of. The work is overpriced and of poor quality. Please do not agree to such work being done and report anything suspicious to the Police on 101 or Trading Standards on 03454 04 05 06

Carol Singing - Christmas Eve  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!)

27/11/16 The George Inn The George will be closed from Monday 28th November until Friday 2nd December - bookings for Friday evening are being taken. Call Jackie and Ed on (01756) 760 223
27/11/16 Buckden Christmas Quiz The Christmas Quiz will be held on Sunday 4th December. Pretty much like the normal quiz, but more Christmassy. Usual Ts & Cs and not forgetting the  marmalade
27/11/16 NYP Community Messaging Missing Brown and White Border Collie, lost in Buckden  Last seen on Monday 21st but didn't return  to the farm. If seen or found in this area please contact North Yorkshire Police Tel: 101 ref. 1 2 1 6 0 2 1 2 6 3 1; Met Police phishing scam - watch out for fake emails from the Met Police -don't open them - or any other dodgy looking email for that matter; Poaching - A large Peugeot boxer white van has been linked to poaching activity at Yarnbury top Grassington this afternoon. If seen in similar circumstances please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.
19/11/16 Kettlewell School Federation to go ahead the Governing Bodies of  Burnsall, Cracoe, Grassington and Kettlewell have, following wide consultation with the community and other stakeholders, voted to proceed to formal Federation of the four schools. This will take place from February 1st 2017. Click here for full announcement

Craven Trust Coffee Morning Coffee morning on behalf of the Craven Trust at Church House, Grassington, on Saturday 26th November. There will be coffee, tea and biscuits plus a cake stall and raffle. Click here for details

19/11/16 Knit and Natter Tuesday 22 November. The meeting will be at Dee Shepherd's 5 Dalegarth at 10.30ish. All welcome. The following Tuesday, 29 November will also be at Dee's and there will be a guest speaker who is from Idas in Skipton. The support worker will talk of the work that the charity performs to provide comprehensive support services to anyone experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence www.idas.org.uk The group were thinking of making hats, gloves, scarves or whatever is considered to be of use to the charity. For more details then please contact Dee on 01756 761 789
19/11/16 Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 26th November 2016. Grassington Community Cinema presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington.  For children there is ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ ‪at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups,  ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ ‪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 the Loyalty discount Scheme. All welcome! For more information:  click here
12/11/16 Grassington Medical Centre For those of you unable to attend the briefing at the Doctors' last week, the leaflet explaining the new appointments system is available to download by clicking here
12/11/16 Further threat to education in the Upper Dale The directors (sic) of Skipton Girls High School are consulting on proposals to expand their intake to a five form entry from September 2018. This is alleged to be in response to local demand, but as there are unfilled secondary places in schools in Skipton and they already take pupils from outside the area, an alternative interpretation could be that it is for business reasons. Either way, it is likely to have a negative effect on our own Upper Wharfedale School, by reducing pupil numbers there - with consequent negative impact on UWS  funding at a time when the budget is already under significant pressure. To participate in the consultation process please click here, or email your views to Mr H Cutler, Chair of Governors - email sghs@sghs.org.uk 
12/11/16 North Young Rangers North Young Rangers group are coming to Buckden this Saturday, Saturday 12th November 2016. They would like to invite any 11 to 16 years olds in the area to come along. The Rangers are working with Upper Wharfedale National Trust to open up the lost footpaths of Redmire Wood by removing a lot of brash and Cherry Laurel that has grown in the old Victorian wood. Weather permitting we might get to have a bonfire too. Meet  at Aysgarth National Park Centre at 9.30am or Buckden National Park car park at 10.00am. Finish  at Buckden at 1.30pm ish and return back to Aysgarth for 2.00pm. To book a place please contact Rachael Alderson – Young Rangers Officer on 01969 652366 or email rachael.alderson@yorkshiredales.org.uk

Further details about Dales Young Rangers can be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dalesyoungrangers/

05/11/16 Charlie Thornborrow 1932-2016 On Sunday 16 October Charlie Thornborrow passed away peacefully in his sleep at Castleberg Hospital in Settle after a long, brave battle with deterio-rating health. He was 84. Born at Cotterdale near Hawes, Charlie took a job as a farm worker at remote Lunds at the top of Wensleydale when just 14, enduring the savage winter of 1947 there. He married Elsie in 1958 and they moved into Mount Pleasant Farm at Cray, where they stayed for more than 40 years, before heading to Buckden for a quieter life in 2002. But always a hard-working and committed farmer, Charlie never really retired and he kept his sheep for as long as he could. The family would like to thank everyone who played a part in Charlie’s long and fulfilling life, particularly the many friends and neighbours who rallied round as he became ill. That support made his final months easier. A source of wit and wisdom in equal measure to the end, Charlie was perhaps one of the last great Dalesmen. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
05/11/16 Buckden Singers Christmas Concert will take place on Saturday 17th December at 7.30pm in Buckden Village Institute. Tickets @£7 per person to include refreshments are available from Stella Perrott on 761320 or email: tickets@buckden.org  Limited availability so please book soon.

Buckden Walkers Monday Walk 7th November  Langstrothdale 4 ½ miles. Local and level!  Meet as usual at the Buck Inn at 10.30 or park by the road near Yockenthwaite at 10.45. An easy walk via Deepdale to Beckermonds (stop there for lunch?) then we can either return the way we came of go down the road.  Drinks in the George on our way home. Dogs welcome as usual.

05/11/16 Remembrance Sunday. Remember 10.30am on Sunday November 13th is our opportunity to focus on, and offer gratitude to, all those (and especially those young men from our own parish) who have given their lives for their country during the past 100 years. The service is based on the Royal British Legion order of worship, totally ecumenical, and can be shared by all. Do come along. Everyone, young and old, has a part to play, so let us all join together at 10.30am (Note change of time from our usual services) on November 13th for our Service of Remembrance.
05/11/16 West Winds Christmas Cakes Butter-rich, packed with fruit and containing a rather generous tot of brandy.  Topped with marzipan and sugar-paste icing. Optional hand-made decorative display of sugar-paste roses, holly and ivy.  Presented in a smart white box Click here for details

Kettlewell Christmas Party Saturday 3rd December @ 7.30pm In aid of Kettlewell School & Kettlewell village playground Click here for details

05/11/16 Letter to the Editor - click here for a letter from Peter Breen regarding the Buckden website
05/11/16 Induction of James as Vicar The induction of James  the incumbent of the Upper Wharfedale Benefice will take place on Sunday 6th November 2pm at Arncliffe church. The service will be led by the Bishop of Ripon, and the children’s Playhouse group will be taking part. There will be refreshments after the service in Amerdale Hall. All are most welcome, churchgoers or not
05/11/16 The Kettlewell Nativity Wednesday 14 December 4pm - will there be room in the inn? watch this space
05/11/16 Kettlewell Cinema The next film at the village hall will be on Saturday 19th November 7.30pm. It is "Eddie the Eagle" Adults £5 Children £2.50. available at the village shop after 12th November or on the door

Buckden Village Bonfire Saturday 5 November on village green. Light up time - 6.30pm. Please come if you can. Bring nibbles


Buckden Sunday Walk 6 November .John has volunteered to lead this walk on 6 November and has offered the following proposal:  Old Cote Moor Top from Buckden.  Meet outside The Buck at 10.30 where the walk will start and finish. A splendid walk onto the western ridge flanking Upper Wharfedale with a fine return via Starbotton alongside the river, and followed by social drinks/meal in the Buck afterwards. Everyone is welcome to either walk or join us in the Buck where opinions can be aired as to how the walks should be conducted next year.

30/10/16 Grassington Medical Centre  Presentation about changes to your surgery and the Appointment System Friday 4 November at 12pm . Click here for details

Festive season at The George - this December from Monday 5th until Thursday 22nd we are taking bookings for groups of between 8 and 20 to enjoy a two or three course festive menu. (£19.95 for two and £24.95 for three courses) There is availability for Monday evening 6.00 to 8.00 and Wednesday , Thursday and Fridays 12.00 to 2.00 and 6.00 to 8.00. Please see our website www.thegeorge-inn.co.uk for full details. Call Ed or Jackie to make your reservation.

30/10/16 NYP Community Messaging - Nottingham Knockers Police forces across the country have been issuing alerts after a wave of crimes involving gangs of men who claim to be selling cleaning products but actually are scoping out the victims house in preparation for a burglary at a later date. The scam often involves sellers - also known as Nottingham Knockers - who claim to be a reformed convict trying to make a new life for themselves or to be deaf or dumb and in need of cash to pay for their carer. The crooks go between houses appearing to offer a range of cleaning products but are secretly checking how much cash may be in the house, whether the home is occupied or empty at certain times, how valuable the belongings are and how well protected the house is. A few days or weeks later, a different member of the gang returns to burgle the house using the intelligence gathered by the initial doorstep trader. Forces across the country have issued warnings to vulnerable residents, especially the elderly, to be on their guard. In some cases doorstep hawkers have forced their way inside a property after being told to go away. Those who do pay up risk being added to a list of willing customers and are then targeted by other street sellers.
23/10/16 Upper Wharfedale Venturer - different bus this week The Venturer is going for its major service and MoT this week, so we will be running one of the NYCC school buses instead. Timetable will be school holidays (as its half term). Fares will be as normal
23/10/16 British Legion Poppy Appeal David plans to call on everyone in the village during the early part of the week with British Legion Poppies; your support is always appreciated and welcomed. Thereafter, trays of Poppies will be available in The Buck Inn and at The George and White Lion.
23/10/16 New Head Chef at the George Ed and Jackie  are delighted to announce that Sarah Metcalfe has joined them at The George as the new Head Chef. Sarah grew up less than five miles from The George and over the last twelve years has gained a reputation as an excellent Dales chef. Sarah will be concentrating on locally sourced ingredients, fresh to table dishes, maintaining the reputation for pies, whilst extending the menu to include a variety of excellent traditional dishes and unique and innovative specials. The George will be hosting a 'Fish Night' at The George on Wednesday 2nd November to showcase some of Sarah's skills. Please contact Ed or Jackie to reserve your table. 
23/10/16 Police and Crime Plan The consultation for the new Police and Crime Plan for North Yorkshire is now open. To give your views on issues and priorities for the new plan, please click here
15/10/16 Buckden Village Institute - Bookings As of this weekend the system for booking the Institute has changed. To book the hall please click on the Village Hall Hire option on the Buckden website menu ( www.buckden.org ). This will display the availability of the Institute for your event as well as prices and booking details. To book the hall please email hall@buckden.org with the date and time you require and contact details. You should receive a confirmation within 24 hours. If you don't do email or have any problems just have a word with one of the Institute committee. The Institute  committee would like to take this opportunity to thank Tim for being the booking secretary for the past 18 months. Julian has kindly volunteered to take over as Chief Heating Engineer.
15/10/16 Ten years of the Buckden website Last week marked the tenth anniversary of the launch of the Buckden website. Over the period there have been 110,000 words of news on the home page, and we get an average of about 120 unique visitors a day. To mark this auspicious milestone, absolutely nothing is going to happen!

Upper Wharfedale and Langstrothdale Dominoes Grand Prix will commence on Thursday 20th October the 2016/17. As usual this will take the form of a weekly knockout competition with the winner receiving either a bottle of wine or 4 pints of beer. Points will also be awarded weekly which will be accumulated towards the ultimate Champion being crowned in March 2017. There will be a complimentary supper provided every week for all entrants  who will each be asked to submit a £1.50 subscription per week to help cover costs. We look forward to welcoming all our friends from 7.30pm - games to commence 8.00pm.

15/10/16 Pie Night at the George To continue celebration of their pie making success every Monday Night at The George continues to be Pie Night. Please book your table with Ed or Jackie. Also watch this space for details of the George's  Christmas Day and New Years Eve extravaganzas
15/10/16 Buckden Quiz Night The November Quiz will be held on  Sunday 6th 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 Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019.
15/10/16 Grassington Community Cinema On Saturday 29th October 2016 Grassington Community Cinema presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington.  For children we present ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ ‪at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘Bridge of Spies’ ‪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! 
08/10/16 Kettlewell School - Consultation As you know, the Governors of Kettlewell Primary School, together with the Governors of Burnsall, Cracoe and Grassington Schools, have published proposals to Federate on 1st February 2017, under the Headship of Julie Morton Lee and a single Governing Body. A meeting for parents, together with a meeting for the wider community, has been held and various documents produced. From the formal responses we have already had and the informal feedback we have received, it appears that there is a lot of support for these proposals. However, a number of parents still have questions and concerns which they would like to raise in a public forum. A further meeting has therefore been arranged on Tuesday 18th October at 6.30 at Kettlewell Village Hall.  It would be really helpful if as many people as possible could attend this meeting in order that there is a fair and balanced representation of views. If you have any specific questions or comments it would be helpful to table these in advance. Please send them to Mrs Briggs at school admin@kettlewell.n-yorks.sch.uk by Wednesday 12th October 2016. The ‘Venturer’ will leave the Buck car park at 6.10pm for anyone who would like transport. Please email peter@upperwharfedale.com to reserve a (free) place.
08/10/16 Curry night at the Buck Jeff the Chef's Curry Night Tuesday 11th October £12.95. Booking advisable 01756 761401
08/10/16 Murder Mystery at the Buck Inn The Chuffing Theatre Company present a Murder Mystery on Saturday 29th October at the Buck Inn - 7.00 p.m. start. Includes buffet and licensed bar. Booking essential. Click here for details
08/10/16 Recycle it - New items listed. Click here to view
08/10/16 NYP Community Messaging - Police have issued a warning about a wave of scams involving door to door cleaning product salespeople.
02/10/16 Taste of Yorkshire Supper We would like to thank everyone who attended and  made donations which contributed towards the Taste of Yorkshire Supper being such a success. The evening was made all the more special by the performances, games and auctions along with the great team effort to decorate the hall and prepare the meal. Your generosity has resulted in our community raising £933.50 for Yorkshire Cancer Research
02/10/16 West Winds News Click here for the latest West Winds newsletter

Buckden Walkers Monday Walk Seven Bridges Valley and Mackershaw Deer Park - Monday 3rd October. An easy walk, comprising lakes, woodland and parkland. Parking in Studley Roger. Through deer park to Studley Lake, then via seven stone bridges and woodland to Mackershaw Lodge, a folly where we can have a picnic lunch stop overlooking the deer park. Descend back to Studley Lake for tea or coffee in the National Trust cafe, before returning to Studley Roger. Meet at the Buck Inn at 10.30am for car sharing, or park in Studley Roger at 11.15. Usual arrangements about lunch and coffee.

02/10/16 Buckden Quiz Night This months quiz will be held tonight  - Sunday 2nd 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 Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019.
02/10/16 NYP Community Messaging White Ford C-Max  - 64 plate registration  - has been involved in the attempted theft of two vehicles in  Carleton and Elsack. If you see this vehicle or any similar vehicles acting suspiciously in your area please contact North Yorkshire Police - Call 101

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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......

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


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.


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

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!

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


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

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. 

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

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.



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.



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!


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.


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



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


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.

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:
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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

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

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).


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

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).


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.

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

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


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


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

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

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.


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

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

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

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.

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

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



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



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



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.


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.
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

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

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