Buckden Parish Community Web-site
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.
|18/11/17||Buckden Parish Plan The Parish Council has now published the Parish Plan. Click here to download.|
|18/11/17||Buckden Institute Social Night Friday 24th November to follow BVI committee meeting - Usual Ts & Cs ~8.15 p.m.|
|18/11/17||Kettlewell Film Night - Programme change It was hoped to show "Dunkirk" at Kettlewell Village Hall on Saturday 25th November but its release date on DVD has been delayed so instead the film will be "Churchill". The time is 7.30pm Adults £5 under 19 £2,50.|
|18/11/17||Buckden Singers Christmas Concert - Saturday 16th December at 7.30pm. Tickets available from Stella Perrott 01756 761320 or email email@example.com Tickets are selling fast. so order yours now|
|18/11/17||NYP Community Messaging Between 14th & 15th November Quad stolen from Kilnsey. Arrests have been made any further info please call 101, quoting ref 35|
|18/11/17||Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 25th November at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington. For children the film is 'Despicable Me 3' at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups it is ‘Whisky Galore’ at 7.30pm. Click here for details|
|18/11/17||Buckden Parish Council - Minutes of the November meeting available on the Parish Council page - Click here|
|18/11/17||Smart Electricity Meters - Kevin has been having fun this week with his electricity supplier who wanted to fit a "smart" meter. After a significant amount of wasted time, it became clear that it would not work due to the lack of a mobile signal on the right network. Kevin's advice is that before you arrange to have a Smart meter fitted, check that it will work in spite of Buckden's limited mobile signal.|
|18/11/17||Christmas cakes from West Winds - West Winds are now taking orders for Christmas cakes. Click here for details|
|13/11/17||Buck Inn - parking - Jo has emailed to ask that people do not park in the Buck Inn car-park for the time being, as with the building work restarted, there is a risk of damage from contractors' vehicles, as well as the potential top cause an obstruction|
|12/11/17||Buck Inn - latest Good news from the Buck. Jo has messaged me to say that the enforcement case is now closed. She goes on to say how much they appreciate the support of Buckden residents and that they look forward to welcoming everyone at the Buck in the New year. To read the full text of Jo's message, click here. Thanks to all who wrote in to YDNP in support.|
|12/11/17||Buckden Singers - Summer Concert - Save the Date - Due to availability of musicians, next years summer concerts will be a couple of weeks later than usual as follows:, Friday 27th July - St Michael's, Hubberholme; Saturday 28th July - St Margaret’s, Threshfield|
|12/11/17||Hubberholme Church Photo Competition - The winners of the Photo competition have been announced. Click here for details.|
|12/11/17||UWRSG Newsletter The latest Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support Group newsletter has been published. Click here to read.|
|11/11/17||Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation – Message from the Governors: The Governors would like to thank all those parents and members of the wider community who attended the Federation Communications Evening in October. We have undertaken an analysis of the responses and comments and are using the information to inform our discussions and thinking as we move forward. We will respond to the detail in due course and we hope to be able to give you an update on progress in the New Year.|
Buckden Singers Christmas Concert will take place in the village Institute on Saturday 16th December at 7.30pm. Tickets available from Stella Perrott 01756 761320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Lots of carols, party pieces, songs and funny stuff. Mince pie and mulled wine included. Tickets are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
|11/11/17||Buckden Parish Council Meeting - Monday 13th November Buckden Village Institute 8.00 p.m. Click here for Agenda|
|11/11/17||Kettlewell School Christmas Fair The Christmas Fair will be on Sunday 3rd December, 1pm to 4pm at Kettlewell School. Please come along to support our school. Refreshments available.|
|11/11/17||Kettlewell School - Forest Classroom Grant Voting closes on the 21st November, so please register and vote for our forest classroom. Anyone with an email can vote and can use all 10 votes on one project. Click here to vote|
|11/11/17||Kettlewell Primary School - Wreath making - Make your Christmas wreath on Wednesday 29th November, 6.30pm to 9pm at Kettlewell Village Hall. £10 per person to include a frame, basic foliage and a pie and peas supper (vegetarian option available). Bring a bottle and extra decorations for your wreath.|
|11/11/17||NYP Community Messaging - Between 10pm on the 9th November and 12.30am on the 10th November, 2 red Honda quad bikes and a Scrambler bike have been stolen from a farm in Cowling. Any info? - Call 101 Log 12170201919 refers.|
|11/11/17||Property to rent in Buckden Lane Ends Barn is available to rent. Click here|
|04/11/17||Buckden Bonfire and Quiz - times Just to confirm, as there has been some confusion this week. The bonfire will be lit at 5.00 p.m. tomorrow (Sunday) and not at 6.00 as in previous years. The quiz will start at the usual time of 7.30 p.m.- followed by a Jacob's Join as usual.|
|04/11/17||Buckden Skittles Night - there are still some tickets available for the Buckden Skittles Night on Saturday 11th November at 7.30 p.m. This will be similar to the previous event but will not include a Pie and Peas Supper. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Entry will be £5, and there will be cash prizes for the winning team and highest scores. Places are limited - to reserve your place email email@example.com or call 01756 761155.|
Outdoor Classroom for Kettlewell Primary School Kettlewell Primary School has already achieved Forest School status. We'd really like an outdoor classroom to seal the deal and allow other schools, scouts and brownies, and other groups to enjoy these facilities. In so doing, we've applied to the Aviva Community Fund, and, despite being small, are doing pretty well on votes... and it's all about the voting! So please vote for us - it's easy and will take barely 3 minutes of your time! Thank you! Click here to vote
|04/11/17||Kettlewell School Open Day For prospective parents and children - December 6th, 8.30-11.30am. Drop by and see what this amazing school has to offer!|
|04/11/17||December Quiz - Buckden - Please note that the Buckden December Quiz will be on Sunday 10th December (i.e. second Sunday of the month rather than the usual first Sunday)|
|04/11/17||Christmas floral arrangements and door hangings - with mince pies and mulled wine. Tuesday December 12th 10.30 a.m. in Buckden School Room|
|04/11/17||Kettlewell Film Night Saturday 25th November "Dunkirk" 7.30pm. Adults £5, under 19 £2.50 12A|
|04/11/17||NYP Community Messaging - Burglary in the early hours 03/11/17 at The Fountain in Hawes between 01:00 hours and 01:30 hours. As well as the Cash that has been stolen, there is a distinctive metal safe drawer missing, It is cream/beige in colour, the paint is worn showing bare metal and it has engraving of 'Milnersafe Company' on the brass lock. Also missing is a plastic ice cream tub containing receipts and envelopes. Any information please call 101 and quote job 12170197389|
Steak night at the George - There will be George Steak Night on Wednesday 1st November. Choose from Tuna, Beef, Gammon or Lamb Steaks. Any two courses including a bottle of wine at £50 per couple. Full details of menu available from Jackie or Ed - Tel: 01756 760 223
|29/10/17||Buckden Village Bonfire Sunday 5th November 5pm. Afterwards quiz night – don’t forget it’s a Jacob Join. Items for the bonfire can be placed on the village green 1 week beforehand. Please no rubber / plastic etc. Donations for the fireworks will be collected on the night|
|29/10/17||NYP Community Messaging Overnight on the 25th to 26th October a vehicle has been broken into on Park View Skipton. If you have seen anything please call North Yorkshire police on 101|
|23/10/17||Set-back at the Buck It seems hard to believe but apparently someone locally has complained to the National Park that the renovations at the Buck are not in keeping with the character of the building, and consequently work has had to stop. It is hard to see how replacing rotten floor boards, repairing a leaking chimney, and removing laminate flooring and 1970s seating could be seen as not in keeping with the character of the building. Having been in there several times while the pub was up for rent, it was damp and down at heel and desperately in need of renovation. Having waited almost a year for someone to take it on, it seems extraordinary that anyone would object to the efforts of Jo and Jeremy to get us our pub open as soon as possible. It is clear that this will further delay the opening of the Buck, with continued damaging impact on the social and economic life of the community, not to mention the message it sends to Jo and Jeremy. If anyone doubts the impact of the Buck being closed, passenger numbers on the bus to and from Buckden have dropped by a third since the pub has been closed. I hope that more enlightened members of the community will, like me, write to the National Park highlighting the negative impact on the village and the community and asking them to resolve this issue as rapidly as possible, to enable the pub to reopen. Letters/emails should be sent to Peter Stockton, Head of Sustainable Development, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Yoredale, Bainbridge, Leyburn. DL8 3EL; email: Peter.Stockton@yorkshiredales.org.uk|
|23/10/17||Kettlewell Cinema Next film at Kettlewell Village Hall is "Lion". A true story of a 5 year old Indian Boy who gets separated from his family when he gets lost on a train and ends up thousands of miles away across India. PG This Saturday 28th October 7.30pm. Adults £5 under 19 £2.50|
|23/10/17||Recycle-It - New item listed - click here for details|
|22/10/17||Upper Wharfedale Venturer - It is the school half term holiday this week, so we will be running the Saturday and School Holiday timetable, all week. Also we have a different bus this week. The Venturer is going for its annual major service and MoT this week, so we will be running an NYCC school bus instead from Monday lunchtime to Friday lunchtime Click here for details|
|22/10/17||The Bundle - An Asylum Seekers Journey - by the Journeyman Theatre - Friday 3rd November Click here for details|
|22/10/17||Dark Skies Upper Wharfedale “Friends of the Stars” warmly invite you to attend a dark sky event on the 31st October at Scargill House, Kettlewell, BD23 5HU Your guide for the night is Martin Lunn (former curator of astronomy, Yorkshire Museum, York) Please arrive at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. You are advised to wear suitable footwear and bring a torch. This is a free event for everyone. Warm hospitality, hot chocolate and cake will be provided by the Scargill Community|
|22/10/17||BBC Food series filming in Airton The BBC have been filming at Town End Farm Shop, Airton. The final episode of the series will be filmed next Wednesday the 25th October. For the finale, the winning Food Producers from our previous episodes will be assembling at the shop to run a special farmers market, where they will be selling their produce and trying to tempt the public with some delicious samples. Presenter, Tom Kerridge, will also be there along with our judges, and we would love to see as many local faces as possible! The market will run from 10am – 2pm.|
|22/10/17||NYP Community Messaging 2 TRX 420FM Red Honda Quad bikes stolen from an outbuilding at Chapel Le Dale Between 19.10.17 21.30hrs & 20.10.17 6.30hrs theft of Ingleton any information call 101 incident 67; On the night of 16/10/17 a number of sheds and transit vans have been broken into in the Hawes area with a number of items stolen. Anyone with any information that may be of assistance please contact 101|
Reminder - Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation Roadshow The school road-shows are being held this week as follows:
Monday 16th October - Kettlewell Village Hall 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Tuesday 17th October - Cracoe Village Hall 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Wednesday 18th October - Burnsall School 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Thursday 19th October - Grassington School 3.00pm – 7.00pm
Please make every attempt to drop in to one of the events to find out what is going on and to give your views. This affects YOU and everyone else in the Upper Wharfedale community - please make every attempt to attend. For more details, please click here.
|15/10/17||Grassington Players - "Mr Bennett's Bride" - a prequel to the Jane Austen classic "Pride and Prejudice", will be staged at Grassington Town Hall from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st October. Click here for more details. Tickets available from Grassington Hub or from www.grassingtonplayers.co.uk|
|15/10/17||Buckden Harvest Festival Auction - with Jacobs Join was held on Wednesday. Chris Akrigg wielded the auctioneer's gavel with his customary flair, and the event raised £220 for St George's Crypt in Leeds.|
|15/10/17||Kettlewell School Autumn Tidy Up - Help needed with the Autumn Tidy-Up of the grounds of Kettlewell School. Help needed with a variety of jobs. Sunday 15th October - 10.00 a.m. until 12.00 (weather permitting - otherwise Sunday 5th November) Click here for details|
|15/10/17||Buckden Village Bonfire Sunday 5th November 5pm. Afterwards quiz night – don’t forget it’s a Jacob Join. Items for the bonfire can be placed on the village green 1 week beforehand. Please no rubber / plastic etc. Donations for the fireworks will be collected on the night|
Hubberholme Church Fund Raising 2017 - Bird Quiz Thank you to everybody who was involved in any way in the Bird Quiz which raised much needed funds for Hubberholme Church. The winner was Jackie Yarrow from the George Inn, who very generously donated her prize to church funds. This meant that the grand total raised was £243. Thank you all once again. Click here for the answers to those head scratching puzzles.
|15/10/17||NYP Community Messaging Burglary at the Abraham Moon shop The Courtyard Settle on 09.10.17 at 20.50hrs , £40,000 stock of Rare ladies & men's clothing taken, suspect white transit van seen at location, any information call 101 incident 55; Red Canaan quad bike with a blue basket on the back has been stolen from a property in the Barden area near Skipton on 09/10/2017 . Anyone with any information please call NYP on 101; Increase in tool theft in the Craven area. Please ensure that all tools are adequately stored away in a secure place. If you see anything suspicious please call it in on 101|
|15/10/17||Update from Julian Smith MP - click here to read|
|08/10/17||Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation Roadshow The Federation has made a fantastic start but there are still many issues to be tackled. ALL MEMBERS of the Upper Wharfedale community are invited to any one of our four ‘roadshows’ where we will look at the issues and challenges, particularly the sustainability of our primary schools. The Kettlewell Roadshow is on Monday 16th October from 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. - If you can't make this date you are welcome to attend one of the other events. This affects YOU and everyone else in the Upper Wharfedale community - please make every attempt to attend. For more details and dates of the other events, please click here.|
|08/10/17||Buckden Parish Council Meeting - Monday 9th October. Buckden Village Institute 8.00 p.m. Click here for Agenda|
|08/10/17||Dark Sky Event at Scargill Martin Lunn (former curator of astronomy, Yorkshire Museum, York) is hosting a Dark Sky event at Scargill House on the 31st October. You are advised to wear suitable footware and bring a torch. This is a free event, and all are welcome. Arrive 7.30pm for an 8pm start|
Friends of Kettlewell Primary School Save the date! Our Christmas Fair will be on Sunday 3rd December, 1pm until 4pm at the school. Stalls include gifts, tombola, water or wine, raffle and the ever popular mulled wine and cakes. We will also have a very special visitor. Have you been good? Please come along and support our wonderful school.
Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival A huge thank you to everyone who took part, helped and attended this year's festival. Another successful year with fabulous Scarecrows. Please come along to our AGM on Wednesday 22nd November, 7.30pm at Kettlewell Village Hall to find out more about the money raised and how it has helped the community. If you would like to join the committee, please put your nomination in to our secretary Melanie Thornton by Monday 20th November via firstname.lastname@example.org or to Troutbeck House, Middle Lane, Kettlewell.
Kettlewell Playground Thank you to everyone who came to our BBQ. A fantastic event and well supported. The weather held off until the end, resulting in the Ladies v Gents rounders tournament being cut short and was a draw. The Ladies took the Kettlewell Cup home. We raised £561.50 for the maintenance and improvement of the playground, which is simply amazing. Thank you to everyone who helped make it such a success. Our next fundraiser will be our bingo event in February.
|08/10/17||NYP Community Messaging Leyburn Police are appealing for sightings of a Black Seat Alhambra on Irish Plates which was used in crime in Leyburn at 1330hrs on Fri 06/10/2017. Please ring 101 if you see the vehicle and quote: NYP-06102017-0247|
|30/09/17||Buckden Walkers Monday Walk – 2 October 2017 - Wether Fell and the Roman Road. A steady 51/2 mile walk along Cam High Road and on footpaths around Wether Fell. Mostly flat, but with a couple of ups and downs around the fell – 300 feet in total. Wonderful views of Raydale, Semer Water, Addlebrough & Wensleydale, but the walk needs a clear day to appreciate the views and to avoid getting lost! Usual arrangements, meet at the Buck Inn for car sharing, bring your picnic. If the weather is misty Julian suggests a diversion to the Aysgarth Falls and West Burton walk.|
Macmillan Coffee Morning A huge “Thank you” to all who supported the recent Coffee Morning. The attendance was marvellous and a thoroughly enjoyable morning was shared by all. Others, unable to be present, also gave most generously. We are happy to say that, once Gift Aid is applied, the Macmillan organisation will benefit by £403.25. We’re only a small community, but such a supportive one. As Megan said ‘Small Village – Big Heart.’
|30/09/17||GPs' Newsletter Click here for the autumn edition of the Newsletter for the Grassington Surgery|
|30/09/17||Craven the best place to live in the UK - why living in the Yorkshire Dales makes you happy. So the Office of National Statistics has determined that Craven is the best place to live in the UK. Well - we all knew that, but it would be interesting to know if rainfall was one of the factors in the calculation! Click here for story.|
|30/09/17||Buckden Sunday Walkers - there will be no Sunday Walk in October. It is hoped that there will be a walk on Sunday 19th November, however.|
Satire Strikes As part of its nationwide tour, the satirical sketch show From Here To Absurdity is returning to Wharfedale this autumn, and will headline at Kettlewell Village Hall on Saturday 14 October.7.30pm. In recent years, the show has been performed at both the Edinburgh Fringe and the Chicago Sketch Festival. But the show is no stranger to these parts either, having performed here in 2011 as well as being well received at venues in Otley and Settle. Written by Private Eye contributor Rick Kelly, the 90 minute show takes a sharp look at the various absurdities of life in modern Britain - including ‘divorce, death, devolution and ramblers’. Those with a contempt for political correctness, accountants, and senior managers might also find something amusing. Accompanying Kelly on stage will be Ashley Hern, formerly of the Oxford University Revue, and Lucy Simons, a stand-up comedienne well known on the Manchester and Liverpool comedy circuits. Tickets £10 Under 19 £5 From Village shop, Zarina's cafe, or tel 01756760887, email email@example.com Limited bar available.
|30/09/17||Kettlewell Christmas Party - Saturday 2nd December @ 7.30pm. A cracking night out not to be missed, featuring: Fantastic covers band, The Scene. Also featuring surprise local guests. Admission by ticket only @ £12.50. Book now to avoid disappointment, as numbers limited Available from: Caroline 07786 330914 or Melanie 07872 993806 - In aid of Kettlewell Village School. Bar: with local beers and excellent wines!!!!|
|30/09/17||Kettlewell Cinema The next film in the series is " Lion" on Saturday 28th October 7.30pm. Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Classified PG Tickets adults £5 Children £2.50 Available from the village shop or on the door.|
Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 7th October 2017 at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington. For children we present 'Boss Baby' at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘Viceroy's House’ 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! Book in advance either on line at grassington.uk.com or in Grassington Hub and reserve the seat of your choice or pay on the door. For more information: click here
|30/09/17||Dalesbus Sunday Timetable The Winter Sunday DalesBus timetable will be introduced from Sunday 1st October, with buses running at similar times to last winter. On Sundays the last bus from Buckden will be at 1620 running to Grassington, for connections to Skipton, Burnley and Manchester, continuing to Ilkley, Leeds and Wakefield. Click here for timetable|
|30/09/17||NYP Community Messaging - North Yorkshire Police are communicating details of the Safe Places Scheme - Please click here for more information|
|23/09/17||Buckden Spanish Tapas Night – Have you booked your places yet. Still some tickets left for the fabulous Tapas night in Buckden Village Institute - next Saturday, September 30th at 7.30 p.m. Enjoy a selection of Tapas, with unforgettable Spanish-themed (vaguely) entertainment and raffle. Bring your own drinks. Spanish dress optional. Tickets £12 - email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01756 761155 to reserve your place. Book now to avoid disappointment.|
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|Macmillan Coffee Morning ; a reminder to drop in to 11 Dalegarth, on Tuesday morning (26th September) from 10.30 onwards - support for the cake stall and raffle would be much appreciated.|
|23/09/17||Harvest Supper - Wednesday 11th October in Buckden Institute will be a 'Jacob's Join' evening starting at 7:00. Local celebrity auctioneer Chris Akrigg will lead the Auction of Produce, with all the proceeds going to support the vital work carried out at St. George's Crypt, Leeds. Produce can be brought to church on Saturday 7th by 2pm, when the Church will be decorated; alternatively, in time for the Service on Sunday 8th (prior to 11:15am), or 'on the night'. Your generosity is always appreciated. Please add your 'party piece' to the entertainment on the evening. So, fun is guaranteed. Please come! Bring family and friends; all are welcome to this annual 'do good, feel good' church and community event.|
|23/09/17||Buckden Quiz Night The October Quiz will be held on Sunday October 1st. 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.|
|23/09/17||Siambr Wen - Click here to see what Keith & Linda have been up to with their Welsh project|
Collection for Refugees - Yorkshire
Aid. There is another
collection for refugees in Upper Wharfedale this autumn - desperately
needed in readiness for winter in the camps. Items can be dropped off at
the Hedgerow in Threshfield - see below for details
|17/09/17||Vacancy at Fountaine's Hospital in Linton There is a vacancy at the Almshouses in Linton - one single cottage with stairs. Applications are invited from retired persons who have been resident in Upper Wharfedale for at least two years. Please write a brief letter giving your circumstances to the Clerk, and if you are eligible an application form will be sent to you. The Clerk – Ms Sheila Ely, Bank View Cottage, Hebden, Skipton. BD23 5DU Tel.01756-752978 email@example.com|
Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation Roadshow The Federation has made a fantastic start but there are still many issues to be tackled. ALL MEMBERS of the Upper Wharfedale community are invited to any one of our four ‘roadshows’ where we will look at the issues and challenges, particularly the sustainability of our primary schools. The Kettlewell Roadshow is on Monday 16th October from 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. - If you can't make this date you are welcome to attend one of the other events. This affects YOU and everyone else in the Upper Wharfedale community - please make every attempt to attend. For more details and dates of the other events, please click here.
|Kettlewell Playground BBQ This Sunday 17th September - 2 until 4pm. Bar, games, raffle. Join the tug of war, the rounders tournament or the welly wanging. Children's games suitable for all ages. Please support this wonderful event to raise funds for the maintenance and improvement of the playground.|
UW Refugee Support Group Welcome Day UWRSG will be hosting its second ‘welcome day’ for refugees at Kettlewell on Saturday 16 September 2017 . We will be welcoming groups from Bradford and Blackburn and Darwen. The focus of the day is on some cricketing fun and other games. Click here for Issue 6 of the UWRSG Newsletter
Plums for Manorlands After much picking, tree shaking and collecting, the efforts of Grace, Jack and Robert were rewarded by … a soaking wet Sunday Sale of plums. However the sunny, generosity of Buckden came up trumps again and we have been able to send a cheque to Manorlands for £80. Please accept our sincere thanks for all the support given – be prepared, the children are already hoping for a bumper harvest next year, when there might be packets of crumble mix available as well! A message from Grace and Jack"We told our school and they were amazed at the amount we raised. Yours sincerely, Grace and Jack and Daddy."
|Drop In Macmillan Coffee Morning The Knit & Natter group would like to invite everyone to a Drop In Macmillan Coffee Morning on Tuesday 26th September. We promise ‘no knitting’ but hopefully plenty of ‘nattering’ - just come along to 11 Dalegarth from 10.30am onwards.|
|16/09/17||NYP Community Messaging - Theft of Lambs Over night on the 08/09/2017 a number of pedigree Beltex lambs have been stolen from a farm in the Settle area. Each lamb has a horizontal red stripe painted across it's hindquarters and a yellow triangular tag and a lilac triangular tag in the opposite ear. Anyone with any information please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101|
|09/09/17||Spanish Tapas Night – Buckden Village Institute. Saturday September 30th at 7.30 p.m. Enjoy a selection of Tapas, with Spanish themed entertainment and raffle. Bring your own drinks. Spanish dress optional. Tickets £12 - email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01756 761155 to reserve your place. Prizes for the Spanish themed raffle would be appreciated.|
|09/09/17||Institute Committee - The Buckden Village Institute Committee currently has a vacancy for one member. Ideally, we are looking for someone who would also be prepared to take on the role of Treasurer. Full training would be given. The Institute is an important resource for our village which is kept going entirely by the efforts of volunteers. This role is an opportunity for someone to be part of these efforts and keep the hall going for the benefit of the whole community. If you are interested, please call Pete on (01756) 761155 or email BVI@buckden.org . If you would be interested in becoming Treasurer, but do not want to join the committee as a member, that may be an option, so again, please get in touch as above.|
Buckden Sunday Walkers 17 September. This month's walk will commence from Grimwith Reservoir car park and is approximately 10 miles. As usual, meet at The Buck at 10.30 to share lifts or 11.00 at the reservoir car park. Please let Robin know if you intend to meet at the car park.
|09/09/17||Social Evening - September There will be a social evening in the Institute on Friday 15th September at 8.00 p.m. Bring your own drink and snacks. All welcome, including visitors to the village. Entry £2.00.|
|09/09/17||Wharfedale Beer Festival Tickets now on sale for the Wharfedale Beer Festival to be held on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th November in Grassington Town Hall. Click here to buy tickets on line or get them at the The Blue Bell, Kettlewell. Tickets sold out quickly last year so buy them soon...|
|09/09/17||Skittles Night: It is planned to hold another Skittles Night on Saturday 11th November at 7.30 p.m. This will be similar to the previous event but will not include a Pie and Peas Supper. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Entry will be £5, and there will be cash prizes for the winning team and highest scores. Places are limited - to reserve your place email email@example.com or call 01756 761155.|
|Buckden Parish Council - September Meeting - Click here for Agenda. August minutes are available to download from Parish Council page - click here|
|09/09/17||Buckden Parish Council - Audit Notice The annual audit of the PC Accounts has been completed. To view the Audit Notice, click here|
|09/09/17||Other dates for your diary: There will be a social evening on Friday 13th October. The Buckden Singers Christmas Concert will be held on Saturday 16th December at 7.30 p.m. On Saturday 27th January 2018 we will be holding the third Buckden Burns Night - watch this space for details.|
|02/09/17||Buckden Quiz Night The September Quiz will be held on Sunday September 3rd. 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.|
|03/09/17||Charity Plum Sale - Grace and Jack will be holding a sale of plums in aid of charity outside Dalegarth on Sunday 10th September from 12.30 - 14.30|
|02/09/17||Buckden Walkers Monday Walk September 4th 2017. Along, around and under Ribblehead viaduct. Meet at Buck Inn at 10.30 to arrange travel. Walk to commence at 11.15 from the car park at the junction of the B6255 Hawes road and the B6479 road to Horton. The walk is a 5 miler on easy paths and tracks providing excellent views of Ribblehead Viaduct from different angles, against a backdrop of both Ingleborough and Whernside. Picnic table facilities (and toilets) have been arranged at Broadrake. Dogs welcome - only a couple of stiles.|
Buckden Walkers Wednesday Evening Stroll The next evening stroll will be taking place on Wednesday13th September and is a leisurely 45 to 50 minute walk around Kinsley with a meal at The Tennant Arms afterwards. Meet outside The Buck at 6:15pm for car sharing, or 6:30pm at Kilnsey, non-walkers at 7:30pm. Meal at 8:00pm. The walk is along a short section of Mastiles Lane, returning via a green path to Kilnsey, then along to road to Consitone bridge, across fields to Kilnsey Crag and back on the road to the The Tennant Arms. Please select from the menu (click here) and let Julian know by September 7th, so that he can advise the pub of numbers and menu choices.
|02/09/17||Kettlewell Film Night New season of films at Kettlewell Village Hall will begin on Saturday 16th September at 7.30pm . The film will be "Sully" Adults £5 children £2.50 The film is rated 12A Tickets available at the village shop or on the door. On Jan. 15, 2009, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) tries to make an emergency landing in New York's Hudson River after US Airways Flight 1549 strikes a flock of geese. Miraculously, all of the 155 passengers and crew survive the harrowing ordeal, and Sullenberger becomes a national hero in the eyes of the public and the media. Despite the accolades, the famed pilot now faces an investigation that threatens to destroy his career and reputation.|
Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 2nd September 2017. Grassington Community Cinema presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington. For children we present 'Smurfs: The Lost Village' at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘Their Finest’ at 7.30pm. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community and support Grassington Hub and Community Library. Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale. Ask about our Loyalty discount Scheme. All welcome! For more information: click here
|02/09/17||NYP Community messaging Thieves are currently targeting the Craven District with an increase in theft from and of vehicles, including quad bikes. Please ensure you take measures to prevent theft of and from your vehicles. Simple crime prevention measures can be found on our website at www.northyorkshire.police.uk|
Hubberholme Church Fund Raising events - Thank you to everyone who has supported in many ways the events this year especially the Auction of Promises. Please note that there will NOT be the August 28th Bank Holiday Monday Refreshments and Stalls in Buckden School Room this year. However please remember the Digital Photograph of Hubberholme Church Competition does not close until October 31st. Entries to firstname.lastname@example.org Autumn pictures would be good if you have not taken one already. Bird Quizes are also available until October 31st from email@example.com and at The George Inn, Hubberholme.
|28/08/17||Buckden Parish Council - Change of date Please note that the September meeting of Buckden Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 12th September at 8.00 p.m. in the Institute|
|28/08/17||Buckden Singers - Rehearsals re-start on Thursday 7th September at 7.30 p.m. in Buckden Village Institute. New members always welcome|
Concert at Scargill House A concert that is being held in the Chapel on Friday 1st September at 8pm. A group of residential guests will be working all week working together to form a scratch choir and orchestra and to perform the musical 'Angel Voices'. The musical is written by Roger Jones and will be directed and conducted by Roger Jones himself, supported by his team from CMM (Christian Music Ministries). As our guests make up the orchestra and choir, local people are invited to come along to enjoy the musical and to join the community in forming an audience! The concert starts at 8pm on Friday 1st September and entrance is free. There will even be hot chocolate afterwards
|28/08/17||NYP Community Messaging North Yorkshire Trading Standards continue to receive reports from residents and businesses about workmen attending their location claiming to be working on nearby roads and having a quantity of tarmac they need to get rid of. This results in work agreeing to be done to repair a driveway etc leading to poor workmanship and inflated prices with consumers often being charged several thousand pounds for work which they believed would only be a few hundred. PLEASE do not entertain such approaches and report to the police on 101 or Trading Standards on 03454 04 05 06|
Whist starts its 2017-18 season next month in Buckden Village Institute.
A warm welcome is assured to members old and new. The Whist Drives are
held on alternate Wednesdays; the door opens at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.
There is an entry charge of £2:50 per evening - inclusive of
refreshments. The first evenings will be Wednesday 6th and 20th
September. Readers are unlikely to have forgotten that Buckden
Whist inspired Wilf to poetry, as follows:
|12/08/17||Buckden Duck Race - The Buckden Duck Race was a great success and raised over £400 for Institute funds. Many thanks to Sandra for all her hard work in organising it, and providing the opportunity for some of us to get quite wet!|
|12/08/17||Knit & Knatter The Knit & Natter Group will resume knitting and nattering on Tuesday, 12th September at 10.30 at 11 Dalegarth. The ability to knit is not essential, we simply meet for coffee, put the world to rights, and we usually have a charitable project on-going. Everyone is welcome - especially new members. If you would like more information contact Susan on 760877 or Megan on 760399.|
|12/08/17||Letters to the editor - Click here to read a letter from Terry Newman, regarding a recent event at Buckden House|
|12/08/17||Ultrafast Broadband comes to Buckden Boundless Networks (formerly LN Comms) has announced that Next Generation 100Mbps Ultrafast broadband will be available in the Upper Dale from August, following a long and protracted fibre installation by BT Openreach. The Ultrafast range of broadband packages are faster than BT Infinity, at a lower cost, with access speeds up to 100 Mbps. Prices start at £29.99 for 50Mbps and £42.99 for 100Mbps. Boundless Networks was the first company to bring Super-Fast broadband to the area and we have proudly helped residents of Upper Wharfedale and Littondale since 2012. Boundless have committed to investing in the latest technology as it becomes available enabling them to provide the area with superior speeds and improved network reliability. Our support is really necessary as only Boundless provide a service to the more remote areas of our parish where BT will never invest in fast broadband. It is worth remembering that Boundless provide free broadband in the Institute for the benefit of villagers, and also provide the infrastructure which carries the Vodafone 3G service.|
New BBC food show filming in Airton - customers wanted! The BBC is making a brand new primetime series about small scale artisan food and drink producers. This exciting contest gives amateur and small scale food producers a chance to showcase their product and compete against other similar products. In each episode, they will meet four different food producers and get to know them, their product and how it is created. These four food producers are then brought together in a real shop where they will sell their products to the public. The BBC will be filming in Town End Farm Shop in Airton on certain dates throughout September, and are looking for customers who are passionate about food to come into the shop. If you are interested in finding out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call James on 07939973110.
NYP Community Messaging - Sheep Theft Between 01.07.17 & 01.08.17 theft of 10 Ewes mix Swaledales & Dalesbred with red spray on left shoulder & 10 lamb Tups with blue spray on shoulder, ear tags UK12538 from a field near Stockdale Settle any information call 101 ref - 227; Quad bike theft Overnight on Fri the 28th July a red Suzuki quad bike was stolen from a secure shed in Beamsley. It had a yellow sprayer on it and it's VRM is YJ64 OKA. Anyone with any information please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote 12170133379
|12/08/17||Kettlewell & District Annual Horticultural Show. Sunday 3rd September 2017 1-30 - 4pm The Kettlewell & District Horticultural Show was started in 1908 the object being to bring the people in the villages together and take more pride in their gardens, and at first it was purely a competition for the best flower and vegetable garden. The Show was held in the old National School up the hill to Park Rash. It was held in a simple marquee in the school grounds, there was a brass band and grand dance in the evening!... Shortly after when the Kettlewell Village Hall was built in 1927 the Show was moved into the new hall. The Show lapsed during the two world wars, otherwise it has been held continuously since 1908 bringing the people of the dales together to show off their prowess and admire the results of their labour and skills. The show prides itself on being a traditional Dales event, and is open to all ages and includes a full range of entry possibilities including flowers, fruit & vegetables, baking, drinks, crafts and art. It’s great fun for the children of the dales, and all children who bring along a vegetable they’ve grown this year are certain to be awarded a small prize too. The most exciting is a ‘Disaster Class!’ open to everyone. Anything from any category that went wrong. Including strange shaped vegetables, weird fruit and burnt cakes and buns!! The winner is voted by the public on Show day. We get some funny entries!!! Refreshments and fun please come along for a great day out!|
Help needed A resident of Starbotton who is working towards an MSc in Historic Building Conservation, is writing a dissertation about 17C buildings in the Upper Wharfedale area. She is looking for a copy of an earlier MA dissertation from 1987 by K.Baird called A Study of Vernacular Buildings in Buckden and Langstrothdale. It was done through the University of Manchester. She has been unable to locate it anywhere and wondered if anyone in Buckden was involved in this and has a copy or know where one is held. If you have a copy or know anything about the study please email email@example.com
Skittles Night Buckden Institute Saturday September 2nd 7pm start. Tickets £10 to include pie & pea supper. Team and individual prizes. Great fun for all ages & abilities. To order tickets email Linda & Keith firstname.lastname@example.org Numbers are limited to 48 so reserve your place asap
Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll – Wednesday 9th August 2017 Nethergill Farm, Oughtershaw. Meet at Buck Inn at 6pm to arrange car share. A popular return to Chris and Fiona’s for a guided walk and then supper. Please be aware – dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead at all times during the walk. The (excellent) supper will cost £15; drinks will be available for purchase. To assist Fiona with her catering, please notify David/Sue by Thursday 3rd August. (01756) 760 877
Buckden Art Group 27th Annual Exhibition - Admission free. 150 paintings on view Saturday August 26th to Wednesday August 30th. Buckden Village Institute. 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. daily
|30/07/17||Promises Auction Thank you from Hubberholme church to everyone who supported by promises, bids, help before and on the night. It was a very successful and enjoyable evening raising approx.£2800 and without you all this would not have happened. Thank you again.|
|30/07/17||Lost property - glasses A pair of bronze coloured 'Specsaver' glasses were left in the Institute the promises auction. They can be collected from Alan Jones, or email email@example.com|
|30/07/17||Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 5th August 2017. The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington. For children we present 'Ethel and Ernest' at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘Hidden Figures’ 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|
|30/07/17||Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival - from Saturday 12th to Sunday 20th August - details click here|
|22/07/17||Promises Auction The auction was a great success, raising more than £2,300 for Hubberholme Church thanks to the generosity both of those who gave the lots and the bidders, as well, of course, as the consummate professionalism of our auctioneer.|
Buckden Duck Race will take place at approx 3pm on Saturday 29th July at Buckden Bridge. Tickets will be available to buy from 2pm onwards near the bridge on the day or, in advance if you can't be there, from Sandra Kilvington 01756760246. Ducks £1 each. There will also be our legendary 'Hot Dogs' for sale, along with teas, coffee and cold drinks. Sarah will be running Hook-A-lucky-Duck for children and adults alike. Prizes are: 1st - £30, 2nd £20, 3rd - £10, 4th- £5 + Booby prize. A fun afternoon for all. Picture shows Charlie officiating at the last Duck Race in 2002
Buckden Skittles Night Buckden Institute Saturday September 2nd 7pm start. Tickets £10 to include pie & pea supper. Team and individual prizes. Great fun for all ages & abilities To order tickets email Linda & Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org Numbers are limited to 48, so reserve your place a.s.a.p.
Sponsored Walk / Show
A massive thank you to all those of you who sponsored the walk for
Kettlewell School. The amount raised is now over £2,000.
If you weren't at the school's performances of "Pirates and Mermaids" on Thursday, then you missed a real treat. A dramatic performance to rival anything seen at Grassington Festival with probably the most authentic pirates, mermaids, parrot and crocodile ever seen in the Dale.
Temporary Road Closure - Conistone Grass Wood Lane, Conistone will be closed from 24th July for up to 5 days for BT works.
|22/07/17||NYP Community Messaging - If you get a call from someone claiming to be from HMRC and offering you a discount on your tax bill by paying with iTunes vouchers, its a scam - you will be astonished to hear!|
|22/07/17||NYP Community messaging Public consultation notice - Working Better Together: Options to improve collaboration between fire and police services in North Yorkshire. You can view the consultation materials, find further information and respond to the consultation survey at www.telljulia.com|
|22/07/17||Message from Rachelle "Bill and I are walking the Dales way this year for Izzy Palmer who is a Paralympic hopeful in dressage. She has Cerebral Palsy from an injury she sustained at birth and I met her as a result of her winning a Yorkshire Womens of Achievement Award. She is a determined hard working individual and at 16 is competing at an international level. Shes also part of Team GB. Her poor father has 3 daughters who all appear a bit pony mad and all his time and income is devoted to Izzys dream of getting to the next Olympics. She just competed at Hartbury and won her class. Hartbury is one of the international dressage competitions. I was also just told that she has been selected as reserve for the European Championships. I attach some info about her and my walk. If you are happy to contribute (no matter how little- it all adds up) I attach the link. We are using the IM Charity Foundation so we can claim the Gift aid through the foundation" www.givey.com/rachelleiswalkingthedalesway|
|16/07/17||Buckden Singers Summer Concerts - click here for pictures|
|16/07/17||Buckden Singers Piano grant - Many thanks to all of you who voted for Buckden Singers bid in the Calor Rural Community Fund. The choir are delighted to have been awarded £1,000 towards the cost of a new stage piano and really appreciate your support.|
|16/07/17||Exercise bike - many thanks to all those of you who contacted Sarah with offers of an exercise bike. She now has one, thank you|
|16/07/17||Promises Auction - reminder Get your ticket or make an early bid if you can’t attend the Summer Auction of Promises to be held on Saturday July 22nd at 5pm with the Auction starting at 6pm. This will be held at Nos. 7 & 8 Buckden Court in the garden. Tickets £5 are available from Megan tel. 01756 760399 prior. The ticket includes a light tea & glass of wine/ soft drink. If yiu don’t want food then it is £2 on the door. Further drinks are available for a donation. A list of auction promises is available by clicking here. If you wish to make a bid prior to be given to the auctioneer on the night please ring Deirdre 01756 760296 or email email@example.com We welcome your support in anyway and look forward to seeing you on the night for an enjoyable evening.|
|16/07/17||News from West Winds - click here for the latest West Winds newsletter|
|16/07/17||NYP Community Messaging North Yorkshire Trading Standards have noticed an increase in reports from residents being contacted by telephone by someone claiming to be from Microsoft, BT, Talk-Talk or similar stating they have identified a problem with the router or that the persons email has been 'hacked' They will then trick the recipient into downloading software that allows the caller to remotely access the computer. This may result in the caller claiming they can offer a service to rid the computer of viruses or locking the computer and demanding a fee to unlock. This scam has been around for a while now but we are still seeing residents falling victim. If you get a similar call, hang up and if in doubt contact your internet service provider|
School sponsored walk - pictures
click here for pics of the 20.5 mile walk in
aid of our local school on Saturday. Many thanks to all who sponsored
us. Stars of the day were Emily and Maddie who joined us to walk from Cray to Hubberholme and stayed until
the end - 15 miles! You can still sponsor them - just
|07/07/17||Not too late to sponsor the walk for Kettlewell School tomorrow - 20.43 miles around the school catchment area. Click here to support this great local cause by sponsoring us, or see / email Pete. Many thanks to all those who have already sponsored us.|
|07/07/17||Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk The next walk is due on 16 July. Is there anyone out there who would be willing to lead this one? We also require leaders for 20 Aug., 17 Sept, 15 Oct and 19 Nov. Please let Robin know if you are willing.01756 761320|
|07/07/17||Buckden Parish Council - Meeting on Monday 10th July 2017 Click here for Agenda. Go to Parish Council page for Minutes|
School holidays - childcare Want a few hours break from the children? Child care / baby sitting available by the hour from a qualified childcare worker (DBS cleared). If interested please contact Sarah Vetch firstname.lastname@example.org 01756 760882
Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 8th July 2017. The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington. For children we present 'The Lego Batman Movie' at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘Lion’ 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
|07/07/17||Exercise bike needed Message from Sarah - "I was just wondering if anybody has an exercise bike that I could borrow / use over the next three weeks, or knows of anyone that might, as I have been advised by my physio that I need to cycle and I have stupidly mislaid my old bike. Any help greatly appreciated. Many thanks Sarah 01756 760882"|
|02/07/17||Sponsored walk for Kettlewell School next Saturday - 20.43 miles around the school catchment area. Click here to support this great local cause by sponsoring us, or see / email Pete. Many thanks to all those who have already sponsored us.|
|02/07/17||Buckden Singers Summer Concerts – Buckden Singers Summer Concerts, which mark the 10th Anniversary of the choir, take place this year on Friday 14th July at 7.30 at St Michael’s, Hubberholme and on Saturday 15th July at 7.30pm at St Margaret’s, Threshfield. Tickets are now available - £7 for adults (children free) – from Stella Perrott on 01756 761320 or email email@example.com|
|02/07/17||Buckden Singers grant for piano We have been notified that we have been shortlisted for the final round of judging. Many thanks to all of you voted for us. We finished in 4th place in our class with 2264 votes.|
|02/07/17||Social evening - Buckden Village Institute - There will be a social evening in the Institute on Friday 7th July after the Institute Committee Meeting (around 8.15/8.30 p.m.) Bring your own drink and snacks. All welcome, including visitors to the village. Entry £2.00.|
Buckden Walkers Monday Walk July 3 2017 Due to the road closure the walk will now be along the river from Hubberholme to Yockenthwaite and back via Scar House. Dogs welcome as usual, and drinks at the George (or maybe the White Lion) on the way home.
Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll – Wednesday 12th July 2017 Gamekeeper’s Inn, Long Ashes, Threshfield to eat 7.30 for 8pm. Meet at Buck Inn at 6pm to arrange car share. A mystery two mile stroll to start at 6.30. ……… don’t you just love a mystery? Dogs are welcome on the walk ~ but please leave in car during the meal time. There is no need to order meals in advance, but in order for places to be set, please advise John/Dee (tel 761789) if you wish to attend by 6pm on Monday the 11th. The menu can be seen on the Gamekeeper's website: www.gamekeeperinn.co.uk
|02/07/17||Road closure - Skipton Town Centre Skipton Cycle Races 2017 - The Closure will be in place for a period of 7 hours on 5th July 2017 approx 4pm-11pm|
|02/07/17||Defibrillator for Kettlewell School Report from the Craven Herald on the new defibrillator for Kettlewell School - click here|
|02/07/17||Nethergill Summer Party - a few tickets left. In aid of refugees on Saturday 8 July 2017 Nethergill Farm, Buckden, BD23 5JS Experience the delights of a Summer Meadow, Nethergill supper, bar and dancing 6.00pm hay meadow walk - 7.30pm supper Tickets - £20 each Click here to see attached poster for more details. The Venturer will run up the dale for those wanting to see the wild flowers and a later bus for those going to the party only. The bus will also do two runs back down the dale at the end of the party. If you would like tickets please contact Stella firstname.lastname@example.org or 07769 642616.|
Promises Auction Get your ticket or make an early bid if you can’t attend the Summer Auction of Promises to be held on Saturday July 22nd at 5pm with the Auction starting at 6pm. This will be held at Nos. 7 & 8 Buckden Court in the garden. Tickets £5 are available from Megan tel. 01756 760399 prior. The ticket includes a light tea & glass of wine/ soft drink. Further drinks are available for a donation. A list of auction promises is available by clicking here. If you wish to make a bid prior to be given to the auctioneer on the night please ring Deirdre 01756 760296 or email email@example.com We welcome your support in anyway and look forward to seeing you on the night for an enjoyable evening.
Buckden Duck Race 2017 The revival of the Buckden Duck Race will take place on Saturday 29th July at 3pm at Buckden Bridge. Ducks £1. It last took place in 2002 and was run by Geoff Lightfoot and Charlie Thornborrow. Watch this space for further information.
The Kettlewell Teddy Bear's Picnic is on Sunday 2nd July, 12-2pm at the playground. £1 per child entry, adults free. Picnic plates and refreshments will be available to purchase. Side stalls include tombola, hook a duck, name the bear and a raffle. All money raised will go towards the maintenance and improvement of the playground.
Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival If you are able to help on the stalls please call Melanie Thornton on 01756 761685
Job Vacancy -
Grassington Medical Centre. Part-time
receptionist/administrator required to work 16 hours per week plus
holiday cover (Opening hours range between 8am & 7.30pm). Flexibility
essential.Full Job Description available from Reception on request,
email or by telephoning 01756 752313. Application and CV to Mrs Jane
Sayer Grassington Medical Centre 9 Station Road Grassington BD23 5LS
Applications by Friday 7 July 2017
|25/06/17||Scarecrow workshop - Sunday 16th July - 1- 4 p.m. Kettlewell Village Hall Click here for details|
|25/06/17||NYP Community Messaging - Quad bike theft Sometime overnight between 22nd & 23rd June a Quad Bike was stolen from Halton Gill, Littondale. Number plate NL63YBB. Any information please ring 101|
|25/06/17||Buckden Gala 2018 Go to Buckden Gala website to get all the info about next year's Gala. click here Saturday Don't forget to put the date in your calendars - June 16th 2018.|
Another fantastic Gala on
Saturday with fabulous weather and a great turnout. Bev has asked us to
pass on his personal thanks to all the helpers who set up and took down
the field, and in turn, we have to thank him for doing his usual role as
Field Marshall with his customary efficiency and good humour - in spite
of his recent operation . Julie would like to say a huge thank you
to all the bakers who contributed cakes to the tea room. The customers
were really complimentary about the range and standard of baking and
the display was simply lovely.
Many thanks too to the volunteers who helped on the day, to all the visitors, and in particular to the Gala Committee for organising the event. Finally a special thank you to Debbie who as Gala Secretary did a brilliant job as always, coordinating the whole event. Click here for photos of the day
|19/06/17||Buckden Gala - Message from Debbie A big thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Gala such a special day. Of course the weather played a big part, but in reality the Gala cannot operate without the hard work and goodwill of a huge number of volunteers – from the Gala committee who manage the planning behind the scene for 6 months beforehand, to the army of volunteers who ‘person’ stalls on the day, or who help set up or clear away, particularly including those who do not even live in the village. And thank you also to the stall holders, both within and outside of the village, who help give us the spectrum of stalls and activities that we enjoyed on the day. The funds raised look set to be in the region of £3,000 which will help pay for most of Buckden Village Institute’s expenses for the next year. Debbie Roe, Chairperson, Gala Committee|
Wharfedale Support Group for Manorlands Annual Garden Party Wednesday 28th June 2-4pm at Beechwood, Rylstone BD23 6LJ (by the duck pond). Strawberry Cream Teas, Cakes, Plants, Books, Cards and other stalls. Classical Musical Entertainment. Large garden and Orchard. Plenty of Gazebos if wet! Tickets £7.50 available by calling 01756 753139 or 752012. Parking in Duck pond Layby or in Raikes Lane.
|18/06/17||Buckden Singers Summer Concerts – Buckden Singers Summer Concerts, which mark the 10th Anniversary of the choir, take place this year on Friday 14th July at 7.30 at St Michael’s, Hubberholme and on Saturday 15th July at 7.30pm at St Margaret’s, Threshfield. Tickets are now available - £7 for adults (children free) – from Stella Perrott on 01756 761320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org|
Sponsored walk in aid of Kettlewell School Please sponsor our group of parents, teachers and friends of Kettlewell Primary School who will be walking 20.43 miles through the catchment area of the school on Saturday 8th July to raise money for Kettlewell Primary School. Starting from Kettlewell school at 7.30am, through Starbotton, Buckden, Cray, Hubberholme, Yockenthwaite, Halton Gill, Litton, Arncliffe, Hawkswick and returning to Kettlewell. I am planning to do the walk and have the sponsorship form so please see me if you would like to sponsor us - or email me at email@example.com if you prefer
Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation - OFSTED The newly established Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation underwent its first OFSTED Inspection just a few weeks ago, with Grassington School in the spotlight. The Governing Board are delighted to announce the outcome of the Inspection: Grassington remains a GOOD school. The report praised Mrs. Morton Lee, the Executive Headteacher, who has only been in post since September 2016, saying; “Working alongside a newly formed, hard-working and supportive Governing body, your skilful and determined leadership has brought about significant improvements to teaching and learning.” The Governors are delighted with the Inspection report and see it as evidence of the educational benefits that being part of a Federation have brought to this small rural school. Anne Vetch, Chair of Governors of the Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation commented "The standard of education our pupils receive, the commitment of our Executive Headteacher and staff, the emphasis we place on safety and behaviour together with our inclusive ethos have all been recognised in this fair and balanced Inspection report. However we are not complacent and will continue our constant strive for improvement in this school and in others in our Federation” Click here to read full report
|18/06/17||Nethergill Summer Party in aid of refugees on Saturday 8 July 2017 Nethergill Farm, Buckden, BD23 5JS Experience the delights of a Summer Meadow, Nethergill supper, bar and dancing 6.00pm hay meadow walk - 7.30pm supper Tickets - £20 each Click here to see attached poster for more details. The Vernturer will run up the dale for those wanting to see the wild flowers and a later bus for those going to the party only. The bus will also do two runs back down the dale at the end of the party. If you would like tickets please contact Stella firstname.lastname@example.org or 07769 642616.|
Teddy bear's picnic The Teddy's Bear's picnic has been re-arranged for Sunday 2nd July. The picnic will be held at the playground in Kettlewell, 12pm to 2pm. Entrance is £1 per child to include a certificate for your bear and entry to the games. Picnic plates and refreshments are available to purchase. Side stalls include name the bear, tombola, hook a duck and raffle. All proceeds go towards the maintenance and improvement of the playground. Everyone is welcome and don't forget your teddy bear!
Promises Auction The next St Michael & All Angels Church Fund Raising Event is A Summer Auction of Promises is to be held on Saturday July 22nd at 5pm with the Auction starting at 6pm. This will be held at Nos. 7 &* Buckden Court in the garden. Tickets £5 are available from Megan tel. 01756 760399 prior. The ticket includes a light tea & glass of wine/ soft drink. Further drinks are available for a donation.
A list of auction promises is available by clicking here. If you wish to make a bid prior to be given to the auctioneer on the night please ring Deirdre 01756 760296 or email email@example.com We welcome your support in anyway and look forward to seeing you on the night for an enjoyable evening.
|18/06/17||Jools Holland at Grassington Festival. Still three places left on the bus to the Jools Holland gig. If you're interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org|
National Meadows Day Nethergill Eco-Farm & Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT). Saturday 1 July 2017. Nethergill Farm, Buckden BD23 5JS. 10am - 4pm - booking advised. Teaming 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 and bug hunting activities (weather permitting). Also, Gill Kirk, local artist with her mobile printing press making wild flower prints. Homemade refreshments available or bring a picnic. Cost: Free, donations to YDMT welcome. www.nethergill.co.uk - 07854 602060. Click here for poster.
|10/06/17||Buckden Gala One week to go to the Gala - Saturday 17 June this year opening at 12.30pm. As every year, we are asking Buckden bakers to once again provide their wonderful sandwich cakes etc. In the gala tea room last year customers were delighted with all confectionery on offer!|
Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk - change of date: 25th June Simon’s Seat 8 miles Please note change of date from the usual third Sunday. A repeat of this popular walk we did a couple of years ago – but this time in a counter-clockwise direction. Walk will start from Bardon Tower at 11.15, or meet at the Buck Inn at 10.30 to arrange travel. Usual T & C’s apply. Any queries ring John on 761789
Kettlewell Teddy Bear's picnic - postponed Due to circumstances beyond the organisers control, control, the teddy bear's picnic has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon.
Buckden Walkers Evening
Wednesday 14th June 2017.
Three Horseshoes Inn,
.An easy walk from West Witton to Wensley along the River Ure ~ approx. 2ml.
Meet at the Buck Inn at 6pm
for car share. Meal at the Three Horseshoes: 7:30 for 8pm.
|10/06/17||Buckden Parish Council - Monday 12th June at 8.00 p.m. Click here for agenda|
|04/06/17||Buckden Gala The Gala will be on Saturday 17 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. Donations of cakes, plants, books, bric-a-brac etc. all very welcome.|
New piano grant application . Many thanks to all of you have have already voted in support of Buckden Singers bid to get a new stage piano to replace the faithful old Korg, which has stood the choir in good stead for the last 10 years, but which is starting to show its age.
If you haven't yet voted - please read on....Calor have a grant scheme for community projects for villages which are off the gas grid. The Singers have submitted an application for funding and the next stage in the process is to demonstrate community support for the bid, by getting members of community / supporters to vote for our bid. The success of a bid is not determined solely by voting, but they need to see evidence of significant community support, which will be used with other criteria to determine who gets one of the grants available. So the voting is now open and the choir really needs more bids, so if you could spare the time we would be really grateful. In order to vote you will need to go to the Calor website: click here and register to vote. You will then hit a page at which you will be invited to find the project you want to vote for. If you click on the pull-down for “location” and select North Yorkshire, it will display four projects – you should be ale to spot the right one! Click on "vote now" and it will take you through to the detail. Now – here’s the thing – you get 10 votes and you can apply them all to one project So please make sure you select the number of votes you want to apply to the project (ideally 10). And that’s it really. It will only take 5 mins.
Buckden Walkers Monday Walk June 5th Grimwith Reservoir Circuit An easy stroll around the reservoir. Usual arrangements: bring your coffee/ lunch, meet outside the Buck for car sharing at 10.30am, or at the (excellent) car park at Grimwith about 11.00. Drinks at the Clarendon at Hebden afterwards. As ever, dogs welcome, and the Clarendon is happy to host “well behaved” dogs – so no problem there.
|04/06/17||Road Closure - Greenfield / Beckermonds The road will be closed between the hours of 07:30 and 17:00, starting Monday 5th June for up to 2 weeks.|
|04/06/17||UW Refugee Support Group Newsletter - click here to download the latest newsletter|
|04/06/17||NYP Community messaging Smart meters Following a presentation to Trading Standards from the national Energy Advice (www.nea.org.uk) regarding the national roll out of Smart meters for domestic consumers, please be aware that these are free of charge and will be installed by your energy provider during a pre arranged appointment. Please be aware of any 'traders' offering to install for a fee and ALWAYS ask to see identification of anyone entering your home. Reputable traders will always carry and show identification Between 16.04.17 & 20.05.17 - Theft of Sheep Theft of 100 Hog Horned Sheep with two red markings mid back and horn burned "JN " on near horn and C and crown far horn - ear tag 125037 from moorland at foot of Ingleborough Ingleton any information call 101 incident 0202|
|20/05/17||National Trust Talk and social evening. Patrick Wardle and Peter Katic from the NT will be giving a talk with photographs at 7.30 p.m. on Friday 26th May in the Institute about the work of the NT in Upper Wharfedale. The talk will be followed by a Friday night social evening. Please come along and find out about what the Trust are up to|
|20/05/17||Jack Leach Shirley Leach and family would like to thank everyone for their support following Jack’s recent passing. It was lovely to see so many familiar faces at his funeral|
|20/05/17||Lost keys - a set of keys has been found in front of the pub. If you think they may be yours, please contact Barbara, or email email@example.com|
|20/05/17||Gala Rota Click here to download your own personal copy of the Gala rota|
|20/05/17||Photography competition As part of the fund-raising activities for Hubberholme Church there is a digital photography competition to choose two images for new postcards to be sold. Click here for details|
Buckden Parish Council The draft minutes of Wednesday's Parish Council Annual Meeting are on the Parish Council page. The next meeting is Monday 12th June, the agenda will be ready and sent out week Monday 5th June; any members of the public that require items for the agenda need to let Lou have them by then: firstname.lastname@example.org
|20/05/17||Ascension Day service in School Room Thursday May 25th Contemplative Prayer at 12noon in Buckden School Room will be an Ascension Day service with Holy Communion.|
Bank Holiday Monday Church Fund Raising Event Light Refreshments and Stalls at the School Room, May 29th from 10am to 2.30pm. Anyone willing to make scones or a cake please bring on the morning or ring Deirdre 01756 760296 to let her know. We look forward to seeing people.
Buckden Sunday walk - May This month's walk on 21st May is around 10 miles, starts from Grassington an takes in moorland and some abandoned mine workings. Meet at the Buck at 10.30 or the Town Hall car park at Grassington for 11.00. If meeting at Grassington please let Robin know (tel 01765 761320). Further details may be posted on the Village Notice Board.
Nethergill Summer Party in aid of refugees on Saturday 8 July 2017. Click here to see attached poster for details The numbers are restricted and we giving local people and members of Skipton and Upper-Wharfedale refugee support groups an opportunity to purchase tickets before advertising the event more widely (and we would be grateful if you would not put up any posters for the next week or so). We hope to use the Venturer. There will be one run up the dale for those wanting to see the wild flowers and a later bus for those going to the party only. The bus will also do two runs back down the dale at the end of the party. If you would like tickets please contact me Stella email@example.com or 07769 642616. If you would like to help with the event, please also get in touch. We are still looking for people who might wish to help decorate the barn; help set up and clear up (the following day); provide a raffle prize; provide a (cold) pudding; take a turn, turning sausages; help call some barn / line dances or play some tunes on a fiddle!
|13/05/17||Kettlewell Primary School Sponsored Walk Parents, teachers and friends will be walking through the catchment area to raise money for the school on Saturday 8th July. Starting at the school at 7.30am and walking through Starbotton, Buckden, Cray, Hubberholme, Halton Gil, Litton, Arncliffe, Hawkswick and back to Kettlewell. Approx 20 miles in total. All welcome to join and/ or support us on any leg of our journey! If you would like to sponsor us, please contact the school.|
|13/05/17||School Defibrillator event A huge thank you to all those who attended and supported the recent defibrillator event on Sunday 30 April. We raised £742.56, which is enough to buy the defibrillator for the school (£435) and the balance has gone into the school. Shrymp Inc were a fantastic band and together with Mr and Mrs Windle, entertained us all afternoon. The defribrillator will be suitable for juniors and adults and will be located at the school.|
|13/05/17||Take the bus to Grassington Festival Are you going to events at Grassington Festival. Why not let someone else do the driving? Subject to level of interest, the Venturer will be running to some events at Grassington Festival. It will definitely be going to the Jools Holland Concert on Tuesday 27th June. Currently we have 5 spaces available for that trip on a first come first served basis. If there is sufficient interest we will run to both Skerryvore on Saturday 24th June and Newton Faulkner on Friday 30th June. If you would like to book for any of these, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. If there are other events which you would like us to run to please let us know. If there is sufficient demand we will see what we can do.|
|13/05/17||Gift Fair - Kettlewell School We are hosting a Gift fair on Saturday 3rd June, 1pm until 4pm at Kettlewell Village Hall. Come along to browse and buy local handmade gifts, arts and crafts. Refreshments available. If you have handmade gifts, arts or crafts to sell, we still have a couple of tables spare. £10 per table, contact Melanie Thornton on 07872 993806 for details.|
|13/05/17||Kettlewell Quiz Trail in aid of the school Enjoy a fun walk around Kettlewell finding answers to our 20 question quiz. Quiz sheet with map available for £1 at Up and Over, Kettlewell Village Store, Zarina's, The Blue Bell and Kettlewell Campsite.|
|09/05/17||Buckden Village Institute AGM - A reminder that this Friday (12th May) at 7.00 p.m. it is the Institute Annual General Meeting. Please do come along to hear what has been happening and what is planned, and to share your thoughts|
|09/05/17||Buckden Parish Plan It's not too late to submit your feedback on the draft Parish Plan (click here to download) and don't forget to come along to the annual Parish Meeting on Wednesday 17th May at 7.00 to have your say in this important debate about the future of your village.|
|09/05/17||Buckden Gala Plant Stall If you have any spare plants you could pot up for the plant stall at the Gala, please contact Alan and Karen on 761357. Empty pots available if required.|
|09/05/17||Kettlewell Cinema J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" A spin-off from the Harry Potter series. 7.00pm Kettlewell Village Hall. Adults £5 children £2.50. Saturday 20th May|
|09/05/17||New local Dark Skies Group Were you inspired by the 'Star Party' in Buckden at the beginning of March with astronomer Martin Lunn? Do you love the dark skies of the Yorkshire Dales National Park? Are you interested (a lot or a little) in forming/joining a local 'Friends of the Stars' group?If so please join us for an informal get together in the Falcon, Arncliffe next Monday 15 May at 7.15 for 7.30 . No agenda. Just to talk about or listen to ideas about where we might go with this.|
Kettlewell Summer Ball
Saturday June 3rd
in Kettlewell Village Hall, featuring the Maestros and local home grown talent. Click here for details
|09/05/17||Upper Wharfedale Venturer - first birthday feature in the Craven Herald - Click here to read|
Jack Leach On the 27th April 2017 Jack Leach passed away peacefully at home in Rochdale. Shirley and family would like to thank everyone for their kind words and condolences. The funeral will be held on Thursday 11th May 2017 at 2:20pm at Rochdale Crematorium. All are welcome.
|01/05/17||Buckden Village Institute - Annual General Meeting The Institute AGM will be held on Friday 12th May at 7.00 p.m. in the Institute. Please come along and have your say about the village hall, which plays such an important part in our community.|
|01/05/17||Power cut - Thursday 4th May Once again National Powergrid, with their habitual disregard for customer service, have decided to undertake work on the electricity electricity network in BD23 5JA which will affect the Upper Dale They will be switching off the electricity on 04 May, 2017 between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM., because obviously we don't need it then. And there was me thinking that the electricity supply was supposed to be a utility. They assure us that are not doing anything illegal, which seems to me to be a pretty low bar for how to run a business but there you go. If you have any complaints (and why wouldn't you) please call them on 0800 587 8865, or email email@example.com , quoting PPC021246|
|01/05/17||Annual Parish Meeting The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Wednesday 17th May in the Institute at 7.00 p.m. The will be an update on the progress of the Upper Wharfedale Venturer followed by a discussion of the Parish Plan. Click here to read the meeting notice. The Parish Plan is out for consultation and the council would ;like to receive your comments. Please click here to read the details of the consultation. To download the plan, please click here .|
|01/05/17||Buck Inn - latest I am advised by the agents that there is significant interest in the pub, but that they have not yet found the right tenant|
|01/05/17||National Trust Talk and social evening. Patrick Wardle and Peter Katic from the NT will be giving a talk at 7.30 p.m. on Friday 26th May in the Institute about the work of the NT in Upper Wharfedale. The talk will be followed by a Friday night social evening. Please come along and find out about what the Trust are up to|
Buckden Walkers Monday Walk May 8 2017 Feizor , Oxember and Wharfe Woods - well under 5 miles. It starts and ends at Feizor so that we can take advantage of Elaine’s teashop when we finish! All being well the bluebells should be as good as they were last year.Usual arrangements – meet at the Buck at 10.30 for car-sharing, or at Feizor about 11.15. Bring your coffee and a snack – but be sure to save some space for Elaine’s excellent cakes!
Buckden Wednesday Evening Stroll 10 May. This month's stroll starts from The Fountaine at Lynton and is just under two miles. Click here for details. Click here to see the menu. Numbers are limited for eating so please contact Robin promptly to book meals. (Tel. 01756 761320)
|01/05/17||Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 6th May 2017. presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington. For children we present ‘Moana' at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘Sully’ 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 nformation click here Thank you for your support for Grassington Community Cinema.|
|01/05/17||Auction for Church Fund Raising Please note that the church fundraising auction will be an Auction of Promises rather than a Silent Auction, However bids can be made earlier by emailing or ringing Deirdre. More details will be available at the end of May|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
-Yorkshire’s largest item of public artwork.
.Arrive Coldstones Cut car park at 6:35, to start walk shortly after.
|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.|
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
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,
|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 email@example.com
|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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.|
|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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|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.|
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.
|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.|
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