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29/12/16

New Year's Day Walk David & Susan would like to invite all Buckden Walkers – and anyone else up for a walk – to join us on New Year’s Day morning. We meet outside the Buck Inn for departure at 11am. Dogs are welcome on the Walk however leads will be necessary where sheep are present. After the walk, we return to 11 Dalegarth for soup, mulled wine and Stollen.  Non-walkers are welcome to join us at No. 11 from 12:30pm onwards. What better way to start the New Year! Click here for details.

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

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

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

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

11/12/16

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

11/12/16

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

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

Carol Singing - Christmas Eve  As usual carol singing will take place around Buckden village on Christmas Eve.  Anyone wishing to join us should meet at West Winds at 6.30pm (A good singing voice is not obligatory!)

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

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

19/11/16 Knit and Natter Tuesday 22 November. The meeting will be at Dee Shepherd's 5 Dalegarth at 10.30ish. All welcome. The following Tuesday, 29 November will also be at Dee's and there will be a guest speaker who is from Idas in Skipton. The support worker will talk of the work that the charity performs to provide comprehensive support services to anyone experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence www.idas.org.uk The group were thinking of making hats, gloves, scarves or whatever is considered to be of use to the charity. For more details then please contact Dee on 01756 761 789
19/11/16 Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 26th November 2016. Grassington Community Cinema presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington.  For children there is ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ ‪at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups,  ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ ‪at 7.30pm. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community and support Grassington Hub and Community Library.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  Ask about the Loyalty discount Scheme. All welcome! For more information:  click here
12/11/16 Grassington Medical Centre For those of you unable to attend the briefing at the Doctors' last week, the leaflet explaining the new appointments system is available to download by clicking here
12/11/16 Further threat to education in the Upper Dale The directors (sic) of Skipton Girls High School are consulting on proposals to expand their intake to a five form entry from September 2018. This is alleged to be in response to local demand, but as there are unfilled secondary places in schools in Skipton and they already take pupils from outside the area, an alternative interpretation could be that it is for business reasons. Either way, it is likely to have a negative effect on our own Upper Wharfedale School, by reducing pupil numbers there - with consequent negative impact on UWS  funding at a time when the budget is already under significant pressure. To participate in the consultation process please click here, or email your views to Mr H Cutler, Chair of Governors - email sghs@sghs.org.uk 
12/11/16 North Young Rangers North Young Rangers group are coming to Buckden this Saturday, Saturday 12th November 2016. They would like to invite any 11 to 16 years olds in the area to come along. The Rangers are working with Upper Wharfedale National Trust to open up the lost footpaths of Redmire Wood by removing a lot of brash and Cherry Laurel that has grown in the old Victorian wood. Weather permitting we might get to have a bonfire too. Meet  at Aysgarth National Park Centre at 9.30am or Buckden National Park car park at 10.00am. Finish  at Buckden at 1.30pm ish and return back to Aysgarth for 2.00pm. To book a place please contact Rachael Alderson – Young Rangers Officer on 01969 652366 or email rachael.alderson@yorkshiredales.org.uk

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

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

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

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

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

05/11/16 Letter to the Editor - click here for a letter from Peter Breen regarding the Buckden website
05/11/16 Induction of James as Vicar The induction of James  the incumbent of the Upper Wharfedale Benefice will take place on Sunday 6th November 2pm at Arncliffe church. The service will be led by the Bishop of Ripon, and the children’s Playhouse group will be taking part. There will be refreshments after the service in Amerdale Hall. All are most welcome, churchgoers or not
05/11/16 The Kettlewell Nativity Wednesday 14 December 4pm - will there be room in the inn? watch this space
05/11/16 Kettlewell Cinema The next film at the village hall will be on Saturday 19th November 7.30pm. It is "Eddie the Eagle" Adults £5 Children £2.50. available at the village shop after 12th November or on the door
04/11/16

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

30/10/16

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

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

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

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

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

15/10/16 Pie Night at the George To continue celebration of their pie making success every Monday Night at The George continues to be Pie Night. Please book your table with Ed or Jackie. Also watch this space for details of the George's  Christmas Day and New Years Eve extravaganzas
15/10/16 Buckden Quiz Night The November Quiz will be held on  Sunday 6th November. Arrangements as usual: In the Institute  - doors open: 7.00 p.m. First question: 7.30 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019.
15/10/16 Grassington Community Cinema On Saturday 29th October 2016 Grassington Community Cinema presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington.  For children we present ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ ‪at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘Bridge of Spies’ ‪at 7.30pm. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community and support Grassington Hub and Community Library.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  Ask about our Loyalty discount Scheme. All welcome! 
08/10/16 Kettlewell School - Consultation As you know, the Governors of Kettlewell Primary School, together with the Governors of Burnsall, Cracoe and Grassington Schools, have published proposals to Federate on 1st February 2017, under the Headship of Julie Morton Lee and a single Governing Body. A meeting for parents, together with a meeting for the wider community, has been held and various documents produced. From the formal responses we have already had and the informal feedback we have received, it appears that there is a lot of support for these proposals. However, a number of parents still have questions and concerns which they would like to raise in a public forum. A further meeting has therefore been arranged on Tuesday 18th October at 6.30 at Kettlewell Village Hall.  It would be really helpful if as many people as possible could attend this meeting in order that there is a fair and balanced representation of views. If you have any specific questions or comments it would be helpful to table these in advance. Please send them to Mrs Briggs at school admin@kettlewell.n-yorks.sch.uk by Wednesday 12th October 2016. The ‘Venturer’ will leave the Buck car park at 6.10pm for anyone who would like transport. Please email peter@upperwharfedale.com to reserve a (free) place.
08/10/16 Curry night at the Buck Jeff the Chef's Curry Night Tuesday 11th October £12.95. Booking advisable 01756 761401
08/10/16 Murder Mystery at the Buck Inn The Chuffing Theatre Company present a Murder Mystery on Saturday 29th October at the Buck Inn - 7.00 p.m. start. Includes buffet and licensed bar. Booking essential. Click here for details
08/10/16 Recycle it - New items listed. Click here to view
08/10/16 NYP Community Messaging - Police have issued a warning about a wave of scams involving door to door cleaning product salespeople.
02/10/16 Taste of Yorkshire Supper We would like to thank everyone who attended and  made donations which contributed towards the Taste of Yorkshire Supper being such a success. The evening was made all the more special by the performances, games and auctions along with the great team effort to decorate the hall and prepare the meal. Your generosity has resulted in our community raising £933.50 for Yorkshire Cancer Research
02/10/16 West Winds News Click here for the latest West Winds newsletter
02/10/16

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

02/10/16 Buckden Quiz Night This months quiz will be held tonight  - Sunday 2nd October. Arrangements as usual: In the Institute  - doors open: 7.00 p.m. First question: 7.30 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019.
02/10/16 NYP Community Messaging White Ford C-Max  - 64 plate registration  - has been involved in the attempted theft of two vehicles in  Carleton and Elsack. If you see this vehicle or any similar vehicles acting suspiciously in your area please contact North Yorkshire Police - Call 101
24/09/16

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

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

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

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

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

11/09/16

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

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

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

02/09/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

a)   Open an attachment to the email

b)   Click on a link in the email

c)   Reply to the email

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

01/0716 Nethergill Hay Meadow Celebration weekend 2016 Sat 2 - Sun 3 July 10am - 4pm (last entry 3pm) Nethergill Eco Farm / YDMT / Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Click here to download poster
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Air Ambulance - Thank-you letters Click here to see letters of thanks from the Air Ambulance for donations of £591 raised at the quiz nights and £93 collected at the Gala. A great total of £684.
01/0716 Buck Inn donations to the Institute and The Venturer. The Buck Inn has presented two cheques, each worth £162.50, to Buckden Village Institute & to The Upper Wharfedale Venturer. This was the profit from the "One Question Quiz" series which runs on a Friday night. Picture shows Michelle and Kevin presenting the cheque for the bus to Alan Jones of Upper Wharfedale Bus.
01/0716

 

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

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

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

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

25/06/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

04/06/16

 

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

04/06/16

 

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

04/06/16 Calling all hen owners Evidence of fox activity has been noticed around Buckden. Lisa has more details
04/06/16 Grassington Festival Events - Loads of good stuff at this years festival - click here for leaflet and click here for another one.....also, don't forget that Buckden Singers will singing at the Festival this year so please go along and give them your support. Saturday 2nd July at 10.30. The 9.45 Venturer from Buckden will get you there just in time!
04/06/16

 

Grassington Community Cinema - Click here for details of forthcoming attractions at Grassington Community Cinema. There is a permanent link to the Grassington "Movie Night" page on the "Links" tab at the top of this page.
04/06/16

 

NYP Community Messaging Fraud information

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

04/06/16

 

Music for a Summer Evening in Buckden Court Gardens August 6th at 6pm including strawberry tea. Come and enjoy the music and strawberries. Put the date in your diary. Further details to follow
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Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival  From essential repairs to the playground and the Queen’s birthday lunch, to donations to the cricket team and toddler group, the Scarecrow Festival, provides vital funds for our whole community and not just Kettlewell School, village hall and St Mary’s Church. But we need lots of volunteers and helpers to make it happen, so please get in touch and help make 2016 another successful year: Manning the stalls : Melanie Thornton (761685) Car parking (especially Monday to Friday) : Paul Hatton (760378) Baking : Sue Nelson (760887) Village Hall refreshments : Verina Bishop (760235) and Jennifer Cuthbert (760224). We need a number of people every day to help with serving, making sandwiches, clearing tables and washing-up etc (we do have a dishwasher!). Whether you can spare a 2-hour shift or do a little more, please let us know whatever you can do. Remember: Scarecrow making workshop, Sunday 17th July.
22/05/16 Buckden Village Institute - At last Friday's Institute AGM, Richard Barlow stood down as Chair after 10 years. As a community we are very grateful to Richard for all his hard work and commitment and are delighted that he has chosen to stay on the committee, in order that we can benefit from his experience.
22/05/16 Annual Parish Meeting At the parish meeting on Monday 13th June, Anne Vetch will give a talk about the challenges facing education in Upper Wharfedale and the exciting new plans for Kettlewell School. All are welcome to come and hear about this important issue for our community.
22/05/16

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

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

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

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

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

12.30 p.m. Hubberholme Church

2.00 p.m. Kettlewell Church

3.00 p.m. Conistone Church

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

29/04/16

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

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

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

29/04/16

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

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

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

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

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

27/04/16

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

27/04/16

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

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

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

April                    Wednesday 13th            David & Sue Lusted

May                     Thursday 12th               t.b.a.

June                     Thursday 9th                 Sue Wrathmell

July                      Thursday 14th               Graham & Jan Walter

August                 Wednesday 10th            Keith & Linda Portman

September            Wednesday 14th            Doug McLellan

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

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

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

03/04/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

28/02/16

 

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

28/02/16

 

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

28/02/16

 

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

 

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

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

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

10/01/16 Recycle-It New items listed - click here
02/01/16 NYP Community Messaging Please note the North Yorkshire Police non-emergency telephone number 101 is now back in action
24/12/15 Upper Wharfedale Bus - Paid and volunteer staff needed. Upper Wharfedale Bus have been notified that they have been selected to run the bus service from Buckden to Grassington from April 2016.  The following paid positions will therefore be available from April: Part-time Bus Driver(s) and Part-time Administrator: Full details and application forms may be downloaded from the UWB website at www.upperwharfedale.com, obtained by emailing jobs@upperwharfedale.com  or by ringing 01756 761155. Closing date: Monday 11th January. Volunteers also needed, so if you are interested, please call 01756 761155 or email: volunteers@upperwharfedale.com  
24/12/15 NYP Community Messaging Technical difficulties are still occurring in contacting the Police due to weather-related issues affecting the Exchange building. If your call is urgent, please contact them on 999, which is not affected. If your call is not urgent, a temporary number has been set up to deal with your call. In non-emergency situations please dial 01609 768 182.
24/12/15 Topical web-site - If you're interested in what the river is doing this is quite interesting - click here
24/12/15 Christmas Eve Carol singing Carol singing around the village on Christmas Eve raised a total of £217. This will be evenly split between the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, Age UK and the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association. Many thanks to all who sang, donated or generously provided refreshments on what was a wintry but very uplifting night.
24/12/15 A very merry Christmas to all our readers....and sincere apologies to all those of you who have been in touch because you thought there was something wrong with your computers as nothing had had been updated on the site since 5th December. It's been insanely busy. We will try to ensure this unfortunate lapse in customer service is not repeated next year.... Have a great break, y'all.
24/12/15 Buckden Christmas Celebration Click here for pics of the Buckden Singers and Friends evening last Saturday. The two evenings raised £582 for Institute funds
24/12/15 Upper Wharfedale Bus CIC incorporated On 17th December, the Upper Wharfedale Bus CIC  was incorporated at Companies House as a Community Interest Company Limited by Guarantee. This is an important step in our preparations to take over the bus service from April.
24/12/15 Buckden New Year Quiz Night This months quiz will be held on Sunday 3rd January. Usual terms: In the Institute  - doors open: 7.00 p.m. First question: 7.30 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019
24/12/15 Christmas at St Michael's Crib/Christingle Service on Christmas Eve, Hubberholme, 4pm.  It is a very popular family service; everyone is welcome, especially the children - and you are advised to come early! Midnight Candlelit Holy Communion at Hubberholme on Christmas Eve, commencing 11:30 pm.  Carols by Candlelight at Hubberholme, Sunday 27th December at 7pm, supported by Buckden Singers
24/12/15 New Year's Day Walk David & Susan  would like to invite all Buckden Walkers – and anyone else up for a walk – to join us on New Year’s Day morning. We meet outside the Buck Inn for departure at 11am.  After the walk, we return to 11 Dalegarth for soup, mulled wine and Stollen. Non-walkers are welcome – as are dogs (leads will be necessary where sheep are present). What better way to start the New Year! Click here for details
24/12/15 Land Letting, Monday 4th January 2016.  A short Land Letting Service will be held at Hubberholme Church from 8 – 8:30 pm.  After the service the Annual Land Letting Auction is held in The George Inn.  The Auction ends when the candle burns out.
24/12/15 New Buckden Weather station launched. Kevin has very kindly set up a new weather station in the village, so now we don't even have to go outside to see it's raining........ Click here to view - and there is a link at the top of this page. A guy in Bergen once told me that a visitor there had asked his daughter how long it had been raining. "How would I know?" she replied "I'm only seven". I know how she felt!
24/12/15 Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support Group News. Click here to read this months Upper Wharfedale refugee newsletter
24/12/15 NYP Community Messaging "Over the limit, under arrest" North Yorkshire Police and the 95 Alive Road Safety Partnership are warning those who choose to drink or take drugs and get behind a wheel this Christmas, if you are over the limit you will be under arrest. Starting from 1 December, Police will be launching Operation Attention and will be out to ensure that those who put their own lives and other road users lives at risk are caught and prosecuted. Theft of tools A builders lockup in Draughton was broken into over the last two weeks and a Maxin petrol driven impact wrench taken, if you have any info please call 101
05/12/15

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

28/11/15

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

28/11/15

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

28/11/15 Buckden Quiz Night This months quiz will be held on Sunday 6th December. Arrangements as usual: In the Institute  - doors open: 7.00 p.m. First question: 7.30 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019
28/11/15 Buckden Walkers - Monday Walk for December - December 7th. Gayle to Burtersett Click here for details
28/11/15 Christmas Card Delivery Service Steph Roe will be delivering Christmas Cards again this year around Buckden, Hubberholme and Cray, to raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association. Last year, she raised £165 for both charities, and hopes to do the same again this year, splitting the money equally between the two. She will deliver your cards for just 10p per card, and will deliver every weekend in December and Christmas Eve. Please get your cards to her by 23rd of December. You can contact Steph on (01756) 761024 or email her at: stephanie@beckcottage.com 
28/11/15 Kettlewell School News Click here for this month's update
28/11/15

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

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

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

28/11/15

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

28/11/15

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

28/11/15

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

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

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

13/11/15

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

13/11/15

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

07/11/15

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

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

07/11/15

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

07/11/15 Recycle-It New items listed - click here
07/11/15 West Winds news - Click here for details of Winter Breaks at West Winds
07/11/15 Peregrina Del Norte - Stella's tales from the Camino. Click here to read the seventh instalment
01/11/15 Message from Dee Shepherd "A huge Thank You to everyone in Buckden for their thoughts, prayers, cards, flowers, and to all who came to Peter's funeral and afterwards. Very many thanks from Dee and family."
01/11/15 Cookery Demonstration On Tuesday 10th November Kettlewell & District WI is hosting a Cookery Demonstration by Julie Clarke of Coverdale at 7.30pm in Kettlewell Village Hall. This is an open meeting and all are invited to come.  Julie is a talented cook and a good speaker; her demonstrations are always fun and she has a fund of amusing anecdotes to accompany the proceedings.  The cost to non-WI members is £4 which includes refreshments.  For further details contact Jennifer Cuthbert on 760224
28/10/15 Buckden Singers Christmas Celebrations A new format to our Christmas Concerts will be celebrated this year in Buckden. There will be a Family Christmas Celebration on Friday 18th December 2015 6.00pm, primarily for the children and their families.  On Saturday 19th December there will be Christmas Celebration  at 7.00pm, primarily for adults. Click here for full details.
28/10/15 Buckden Quiz Night This months quiz will be held on Sunday 1st November . Arrangements as usual: In the Institute  - doors open: 7.00 p.m. First question: 7.30 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019
28/10/15

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

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

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

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

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

11/10/15

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

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

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

03/10/15 Coffee Morning in support of Manorlands Hospice hosted by Wharfedale Support Group. Saturday 10th October 9.30am onwards  at Church House Grassington. Raffle, Cake Stall, Christmas Cards and Lipsticks!
03/10/15 Harvest Auction The auction of Harvest produce on Monday 27th September raised £206 for St George's Crypt in Leeds.
03/10/15 Buckden Walkers Monday 5th October 2015 A 5 mile circular walk, ‘twixt Linton and Burnsall. Meet outside the Buck Inn for departure at 10:30am – to start walking from the car park at Linton Church by 11am. Terrain, grassy; gradients, gentle; route, dog friendly ~ although leads required where sheep are present. Bring a picnic lunch; after-walk drinks at the Fountaine, Linton.
03/10/15 Buckden Walkers Sunday 18th October 2015 Wensleydale 8 1/2 miles Meet at Buck at 10.30am to arrange travel Walk to start by the bus shelter in the centre of Leyburn at 11.00am ish We will walk the Shawl to Redmire, back through the Bolton Estate along the Ure to the bridge on the Leyburn-Middleham Road, before returning to Leyburn
03/10/15 Refugee Crisis - Open Meeting Friday 9th October Scargill House 6.00 p.m. Details: Anne - 760882
03/10/15 Peregrina Del Norte - Stella's tales from the Camino. Click here to read the second, third and fourth instalments
03/10/15 Card and craft workshop will be held in Buckden Schoolroom on Tuesday 20th October from 1pm until 3ish. Please come along and have some fun , see what you can make (tuition will be given) and everyone will have something to take home ! Cost £10 (includes basic materials and refreshments) and is in aid of fundraising for Hubberholme Church. For further details and to book a place please ring Josie on 01756 761154.
03/10/15 Kettlewell Primary School - September news. Click here to read.
03/10/15 NYP Community Messaging Blue pickup LandRover, 02 reg, with silver back, stolen from Gargrave overnight, it headed towards Malham. Any info please call 101; For this month's Countrywatch newsletter, please click here
28/09/15 Buckden Quiz Night This months quiz will be held on Sunday 4th October . Arrangements as usual: In the Institute  - doors open: 7.00 p.m. First question: 7.30 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019
28/09/15

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

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

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

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

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

04/09/15 Lost Dog A black labrador bitch aged 11years has been lost in the Starbotton area. If you see her please contact Robert Braithwaite on 07720458991
04/09/15 NYP Community messaging Skipton detectives are appealing for information following a robbery at Bolton Abbey on the afternoon of Friday 28 August 2015. The owner of a local business was threatened by a man wearing a balaclava who stole a small amount of cash and personal items. The two men involved in the incident. left the scene in a silver Ford Puma car which was found burnt out shortly afterwards, Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, and ask Skipton Serious Crime Team.
01/09/15 Bus Proposals - Meeting There will be a meeting for all members of the Upper Wharfedale community in Kettlewell Village Hall on Monday 7th September at 6.00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to communicate the status of the consultation process, to explain the proposals developed by the working group and to seek community support for the proposals. This is a key point in the process – please make every effort to attend. We apologise for the short notice but we have to meet tight NYCC deadlines and response times. The meeting will close at 7.15 p.m.
31/08/15 Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll The September evening stroll will be taking place on Wednesday 9th September instead of the usual Thursday to avoid clashing with the Buckden Singers rehearsal. This will be a gentle stroll along the beautiful Langstrothdale from Yockenthwaite to Deepdale and back. As the nights are drawing in, the walk will start earlier than usual. Meet at The George, Hubberholme at 6:00pm. Car-share drive to Yockenthwaite, ready to walk at 6:15pm. Walk to Deepdale along the path and return on the roadside. Drive back to The George around 7:30pm for meal at 8:00pm. Due to limited capacity at The George, Ed needs an indication of numbers so please let Julian know if you will be attending and he will finalise arrangements and Ed will advise the menu.
31/08/15 Sanctuary @ 6 A service of light, peace and thanksgiving. In a sacred, safe and calm space. 40 minutes: twice a month. An exploration of Christian Spirituality. Wednesday 6pm. Kettlewell Church 2nd September
31/08/15 Contemplative Prayer A service of prayerful contemplation and meditation. Guided reflection and exploration. Wisdom from the monastic tradition. Silence; scripture and music. 30 minutes: twice a month. Thursday 12 noon. Buckden School Room 10th September
31/08/15 Harvest Festival Service & Auction The Harvest Festival Service will be held at St. Michaels on Sunday, 27th September at the usual time of 11.00am. Please leave produce and flowers in church on Saturday morning so it is there for the people doing the church flowers. Thank you. This will be followed on Monday, 28th September, by our traditional evening of entertainment, supper and auction at 7.00pm in Buckden Institute. Please bring a contribution for the Jacob’s Join supper and plenty of cash for the auction of harvest produce.
31/08/15 Card & Craft Workshop Tuesday October 20th  1pm in the School Room with Mrs Josie Cowpe & Mrs Christine Budd. Cost £10 Limited numbers. Ring 761154 to book a place.
31/08/15 ‘Come Lunch with Us’ in October. Meal for 10 Diners arriving at 12.30 for 1pm lunch. Ring to book a place. Wednesday Oct. 7th with Josie Cowpe Tel. 761154; Wednesday Oct 14th with Sue Lusted Tel 760877; Wednesday Oct 21st with Jane Way Tel 761333; Wednesday Oct 28th with Megan Lightfoot Tel. 760399; Donation after the meal given in appreciation for Church Funds
31/08/15 Does your child enjoy singing? Following the success of this year’s Buckden Singers concerts, when for the first time we featured Kettlewell schoolboy George Simpson, we are hoping to start a young peoples’ section, or training choir. Click here for details
31/08/15 Buckden Whist 2015-16 Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, September 16th & 30th at Buckden Institute; doors open at 6:30pm and play starts at 7pm. Entry fee £2:50 per evening, refreshments included. ALL welcome, especially those new to the area – or the game. Light-hearted fun and friendship guaranteed (Only Rule: No inquests!) – ask any current members. For further information contact David Lusted on (01756) 760877.
31/08/15

 

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

 

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

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

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

28/08/15

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

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

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

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

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

 Interested parties can make representations by clicking here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

03/05/15 Buckden Quiz Night This months quiz will be held on Sunday 3rd May. Arrangements as usual: In the Institute  - doors open: 7.00 p.m. First question: 7.30 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019
03/05/15 Buckden Gala will be taking place on Saturday 20 June from 12.30 to 4.30pm. Events will include the annual sheep show, fell race, children’s fun races, bouncy castle, dog show, hot and cold food, and the usual assortment of craft, book, plant and cake stalls, tombola and grand draw. Book the date in your diary now and visit www.buckdengala.co.uk  for regular updates and news of additional features. As usual donations to the raffle, tombola, cake, book, and plant stalls will be gratefully received.
03/05/15 Buckden Walkers Bank Holiday Walk Monday May 4th The Gib Circular Cononley Distance 5 miles. Meet at Buck Inn at 10.30 to arrange travel; to start walking in Cononley at 11.15.The Gib is a prominent hill on the south side of Airedale near Crosshills. The summit is not accessible by public right of way, but the flanks of the hill provide for an excellent walk offering fine views across Airedale.
03/05/15 Grassington Players - Two comedies in one night - "Listen" and "The Luvvies". The Octagon Theatre, Grassington. Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th May 2015 at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £6 from the Hub (01756 752222) or £8 on the door. Dick, Sarah and Zarina are all appearing.
03/05/15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/04/15

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

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

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

05/04/15

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

05/04/15 Just for Gordon Pictures from the start of Sunday's Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour de Flanders) race in the Market Square in Bruges Click here to view
05/04/15 Buckden Quiz Night This months quiz will be held on Sunday 12th April - the second Sunday of the month - because of Easter. Otherwise, arrangements as usual: In the nstitute  - doors open: 7.00 p.m. First question: 7.30 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019
05/04/15 NYP Community messaging Craven Country Watch Newsletter - click here to download; Suspicious Vehicle Keep a look out for KG53WSE dark blue Vectra which frequents beauty spot car parks in the Craven & Harrogate areas and is involved in thefts from unattended cars. If seen call 101 immediately.
05/04/15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NYP Community messaging Country Watch Newsletter for February 2015 Click here

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

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

22/02/15 Buckden Quiz Night Sunday 1st March in the Institute - doors open: 7.00 p.m. First question: 7.30 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019
22/02/15

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

22/02/15

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

13/02/15

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

The Buck Inn - Chinese New Year On Thursday 19th February The Buck Inn will be celebrating The Chinese New Year. There will be starter platters served at your table followed by a  Chinese buffet and China themed quiz. Tickets are £10.99 per head and booking is recommended. 7:30 for an 8:00pm start. Click here for more details!
07/02/15 National Trust Upper Wharfedale  Click here for details of NT events in Upper Wharfedale for 2015
07/02/15 The Buck Inn - Buckfest From 1st to 3rd of May the Buck Inn will be hosting their first ever Buckfest, A Real Ale festival showcasing approximately 30 different local ales. More details to follow soon!
07/02/15 NYP Community messaging - Click here to download the January 2015 Craven District newsletter
02/02/15 Tim's leaving do Cassie is planning a leaving do for Tim on Friday 27th February at 8pm in the Buck Inn. She would love it if as many people could join them as they would like to thank you all for making them feel so welcome over the past 2.5 years
02/02/15 Buckden Quiz goes global - Martin and Monica joined last night's quiz by Skype to ask their questions.
02/02/15 NYP Community Messaging  Fraud - White Male 30's Using name Mark Chapman staying in B&B's and Hotels in the dales running up large bills and leaves without paying. Call 101 ref 12150017131; Suspect vehicle -  seen acting suspiciously in the rural area around Skipton, a white Mitsubishi pick-up with orange light on the cab & dog box in the back. If seen please contact 101
01/02/15 School transport threat - Once again the council is proposing further cuts to school transport, meaning that children from Starbotton will no longer qualify for transport to Kettlewell School. This represents yet another disincentive for people with young families to move to the area, potentially putting further pressure on school numbers. Please support our school and make your views known through the council's consultation webpage. Click here for details. Click here to make your views known.
01/02/15 NYP Community Messaging Bogus water board officials - Be aware of doorstep callers check ID's carefully. Following a distraction burglary in Skipton 2 weeks ago  similar males have attended a property in Cowling. They claim to be from the Water Board but this is not the case. If you are approached by these males or have any information please ring 101. Victims of crime sought for Independent Justice Panel Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner and Jonathan Mortimer, the independent Chairman of the Out of Court Disposal Scrutiny Panel, are today asking for victims of crime to come forward to help scrutinise the use of police cautions and other non-court penalties. Click here for details
25/01/15 Ebola fund raiser evening - The total amount raised at last night's Ebola fundraiser evening  was £1784.52.  71% of donations were gift aided (by those who pay tax) adding £313.75 to the total. This gives a grand total of £2098.27 to send to DEC. Click here to see the pictures. One or two of you who missed the answers to the picture quiz due to preparations for the Scottish play, asked to see the answers slideshow. Click here to download.
25/01/15 Buckden Quiz Night Sunday 1st February in the Institute - doors open: 7.00 p.m. First question: 7.30 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019
25/01/15 Vodafone ROSS update Following the announcement before Christmas that Buckden had been selected as one of just 100 communities nationally to benefit from Vodafone's Rural Open Sure Signal (ROSS) programme, the technical team will be in the village on Thursday to undertake a survey and visit potential sites for aerials. On Wednesday last week there was a reception at the Houses of Parliament where we had the opportunity to discuss the plans with politicians and senior Vodafone management.

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

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

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

18/01/15

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

 

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

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

04/01/15 Oughtershaw Hall - pictures - The newly renovated Oughtershaw Hall is now advertised to rent on Sykes Cottages web-site. There is a good selection of pics showing how it has been renovated/reconstructed. Click here to view the listing.
04/01/15 NYP Community messaging Police  are looking for a White and Silver Camper van registration number F596WFX. Possibly in the Skipton area. Any sightings please phone NYP on 101 quoting NYP-31122014-0246; Overnight Green Landrover on 06 plate stolen from Hebden Grassington without keys, and info call 101 ref 12140225250; 2nd Landrover Black J Plate Stolen overnight from Sutton-in-Craven 12140225262 refs taken without keys again, Please secure your Landrovers report anything sus; Man Arrested and Charged Yesterday with hunting Deer with Dogs in Craven. Report Wildlife Crime and Poaching we will take action.
30/12/14 Christmas Card deliveries - Congratulations to Stephanie who has raised £165.50 from her Christmas card delivery service.  (50p more than last year). This is to be split evenly between the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Fell Rescue.
30/12/14 Buckden Quiz Night Sunday 4th January in the Institute - doors open: 7.00 p.m. First question: 7.30 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019
30/12/14

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

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

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

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

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

21/12/14

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

21/12/14

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

21/12/14

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

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

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

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

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

13/12/14

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

13/12/14

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

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

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

06/12/14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18/11/14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19/10/14

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

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

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

12/10/14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21/09/14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

03/08/14 Summer bus service to Hawes - Click here for details of the bus to Aysgarth and Hawes which runs on Tuesdays throughout the summer school holidays
27/07/14 NT Evening Bat Walk - Cassie is running an evening bat walk around the village on Thursday 7th August. If you are interested please contact her at malhamtarn@nationaltrust.org.uk
27/07/14 Nethergill Farm Open Day Chris and Fiona Clark are having a community open day at Nethergill Farm, Oughtershaw for residents of the parishes of Littondale, Kilnsey & Conistone, Kettlewell and Buckden.  Saturday,August 2 2014 Time: 12:00 to 18:00. Activities: Bring a picnic (or not); Short guided walks 45 to 60 mins. at 14:00 & 16.00hrs; Self-guided walks; Observation hides x 2; Bird feeding stations; Field centre with microscope, visualiser, bird identification, bills, beaks & skulls display, wildlife camera’s telescopes. Numbers: Good weather: max 60 Bad weather: max 30. Booking: Ring/email to confirm Tel: 01756 761126 Email: chris.clark@nethergill.co.uk
27/07/14 Buckden Art Group. The 24th annual exhibition will be held in Buckden Village Institute from Saturday, August 23rd until Wednesday, August 27th. The exhibition will be open from 11am until 5pm daily and admission is free, with donations to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity. There will be over 150 original paintings on view, with a special section for the "Flowers of the Dales Festival". New members wishing to join the group please contact Angela Falshaw (760259).
27/07/14 Tour de France - thank you letter from Karen Jones "Dear Buckden Village, We have recently spent another wonderful holiday in Buckden including the 'Le Grand Depart' weekend and may we say a massive "thank you' to everyone involved? The village looked......"  click here for rest of letter
27/07/14 Made in the Dale - stalls,  refreshments and barbecue. Bank Holiday Monday - August 25th - Buckden School Room - click here for details
27/07/14 NYP Community Messaging - Missing Person If anyone sights the following female from the Ripon/Harrogate area can you please call 101 as there are concerns for her, quoting ref 12140121430. Christine Anne WATERS
Born, 22/05/1956 Described as, White female, 5' 2" tall with collar length dark brown straight hair. Stocky build and green eyes. Last seen wearing a floral print long sleeved shirt, light blue jeans and green wellington boots. Possibly sighted at around 11.00 hrs Monday 21st July walking along the A61 Ripon Bypass in the Harrogate direction.
27/07/14 NYP Community Messaging Reports have been received via the police to Trading Standards of 3 men in a maroon transit type van reg no LV03 XFA in the Skipton area. These men are approaching householders offering to clear guttering and then claiming further roofing work needs to be done asking the householder for money up front. Residents are asked to be vigilant and if they are approached or this van is seen, contact the police on 101 or Trading Standards on 03454040506.
27/07/14 NYP Community Messaging

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you again from us both!

22/06/14

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

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

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

15/06/14 Heating Oil Prices Robin writes to say that heating oil prices are at a three year low. A check on Friday showed four companies within 0.5p per litre, however with the unrest in the Middle-East prices are expected to rise.  It could be worth a top-up now.  Northern Energy are marginally the cheapest of those checked at 51.5p.
15/06/14 News from West Winds - Latest newsletter from West Winds - click here
07/06/14 Garden Party for Manorlands Wednesday 25th June2pm - 4pm at Maypole Barn, Kettlewell hosted by Wharfedale Support Group for Manorlands Hospice.  Strawberry Cream Teas, Cake stall, Jewellery and Handbags, Raffle etc. Tickets £5   Contact Jan Walter 01756 760337
07/06/14

4 for the price of 1   Debbie Roe, Dominic Roe, Robin Davidson and Stella Perrott will be walking the 22 mile, 3 Peak, Upper Wharfedale Challenge on Saturday 28 June 2014. For details  click here The walk is in aid of the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association and all donations will be gratefully received.   If you would like to donate or sponsor them, please click here to go to their Just Giving page.

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

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

07/06/14 Tour de France at the Schoolroom

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

07/06/14

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

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

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

01/06/14 Message from Megan Schofield "I am very grateful for everyone who supported my cream tea fundraising event on Monday to support my cause. On my return I am hoping to do a presentation and social evening about my experience. Thanks again - Megan Schofield"
01/06/14 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk Monday 2nd June following the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Pennine Way and a bridle path. Good scenery with very gently slopes. Very dog friendly. The walk begins near Bank Newton. Meet at the Buck at 10.30 or Bank Newton at 11.15. Click here for details
01/06/14 Le Petit Grand Depart - Skipton Cycle Club's Le Petit Depart will be held on Sunday 1st June 2014 - an event which will allow riders to follow much of the same route as Stage 1 of the Tour de France 2014. Starting from Skipton, Le Petit Depart offers two fantastic routes to cater for all abilities. Click here for details
01/06/14 NY Police Community messaging Overnight 26.05.14 to 27.05.14 theft of a white PEUGEOT Motorhome NK55LLC from a property in Ingleton any information call 101 incident 12140084873
25/05/14 Buckden Belles' Open Water Swim - 21 days to go Maggie & Gill are fundraising for NDCS, Help for Heroes and Yorkshire Air Ambulance, by taking part in The Great North Swim in Lake Windermere. Please give them your support and help them make a difference by sponsoring them on their Virgin Money Giving page - click here.
25/05/14 "A Night in Yellow" raised £190 towards a commemorative item for the village to mark the passing through of the Tour de France. Thanks to all the helpers involved. A great night was had by all. Click here for photos
25/05/14 Buckden Tour de France Tee Shirts - are back on sale by popular demand. Click here to order
25/05/14 New chef at the White Lion The White Lion Inn at Cray are pleased to welcome on board, Louis a professional French chef in time for Le tour, starting with us on the 4th June.  We will be serving traditional pub food and are developing a range of specialities.  Please feel free to pop up to The White Lion and dine with us
25/05/14 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk June 2nd 2014 A Meander Between Bank Newton and East Marton. Click here for details
25/05/14 Enjoy the Tour with the NT - click here for details of NT activities and events to celebrate the Tour de France
25/05/14 NY Police  Community Messaging A male has been arrested in Gargrave and a number of garden ornaments recovered, please check your gardens anything missing? ring 101
18/05/14

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

10/05/14

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

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

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

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

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

03/05/14

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

03/05/14

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

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

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

03/05/14

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

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

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

20/04/14

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16/03/14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7.30 pm Click here for details

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

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

26/01/14

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

23/01/14

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

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

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

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

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

05/01/14

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

05/01/14 North Yorks Police Community messaging

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

01/01/14 Christmas card deliveries Steph would like to thank everyone who donated to her Christmas card delivery service. In total, she has raised £165 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance
01/01/14 Buckden New Year Quiz Night Sunday 5th January - doors open 7.00 p.m. Usual terms & conditions, click here for details. Any announcements or notices to Gill & Bev on 760460 by Sunday lunchtime
01/01/14 Land Letting The traditional Land Letting auction of the Poor Pasture will take place at 8.30 p.m. on the 6th January in the George, following the Land Letting Service in St Michael & All Angel's Church at 8.00 p.m.
01/01/14 Christmas Greetings from the Longstreths Richard has received a Christmas Card and message from the Longstreth family who visited the dale in the summer and whose ancestors emigrated to America some 400 years previously. Click here to view the card. Click here to view the message.
   
29/12/13

Buckden Walkers - New Year’s Day Walk Starting from in front of the Buck Inn at 11a.m.; Traditional route over to Redmire Farm, along the riverside, up through the Deer Park and back to No.11 Dalegarth (should take no more than an hour and a half) for mulled wine, Stollen and other goodies.

29/12/13 Buckden Singers Christmas Show Pictures  from the Christmas Show - click here
29/12/13 Christmas Eve carol singing Thank you to everyone who supported the carol singing around Buckden on Christmas Eve. So far, we have raised just short of £200, which will be split evenly between Macmillan Cancer Support, Alzheimer’s Society and Age UK. It’s not too late to donate! Please drop off any further contributions at West Winds by 1 January 2014…
29/12/13

Kettlewell School Christmas Fair A big thank you from The Friends to all those who supported the Kettlewell School Christmas fair. Father Christmas had the privilege of meeting many good children & a super total of £402.54 was raised for the school. All monies raised for the school from events such as the Christmas fair, as well as the money raised by the Scarecrow festival, play their part in securing the continued success of the school. 

26/12/13 Christmas Flowers - Click here to view the Christmas Flowers at St Michael & All Angels, Hubberholme. Many thanks to those who contributed stars and to those who dressed the church so beautifully.
16/12/13

Buckden Singers Christmas Concerts Tickets are still available for the Christmas Concerts on Friday 20th & Saturday 21st December at 7.30 p.m. The second half of this year's concert will be the Singers’ own version of Cinderella starring Sarah Vetch as Cinderella and Debbie Roe as Prince Charming, with Steve Charlton & Tony Gothard as the ugly sisters and Jan Walter as the Fairy Godmother. Sundry animals and vegetable-based means of transport will be played by other members of the choir. Tickets, which include mince pies and mulled wine, are £7 (adults) and £1 (children) are available from 01756 760399 or email tickets@buckden.org

16/12/13 Christmas Eve carol singing Christmas Eve is approaching and with it carol singing around the village. This year we thought we would change the way we choose the charity that gets the money, so more people can have a say and more than one charity can benefit. So, if you plan to either sing or put something in the collecting tin when we call, please help us choose three charities to receive the proceeds. Click here to download the voting form and please return it to West Winds by 6pm on Monday 23 December.  And if you would like join us on the night, please come to West Winds at 6.30pm on Christmas Eve (come in the back gate and into the kitchen) or just come and find us as we go around the village.
16/12/13 Burns Supper - Date for the diary Back by popular demand, Buckden's very own Burn's Supper will be held on the evening of Saturday 25th January. Watch this space for details
14/12/13

Buckden Bingo Night Megan would like to say a big thank you to all who attended the bingo night on 13/12/13 and gave donations towards her Kenya Yorkshire schools exploring fund. We are so very grateful for your support - many, many thanks

10/12/13 Buckden Singers - Paris Tour 2013 - Pictures from the Buckden Singers visit to Paris to sing the Messiah in the Madeleine - including pictures from the performance. Click here to view
05/12/13

Buckden Singers in ITV Christmas programme. ITV's Christmas Eve Carol Service was recorded in Kirkby Malham on Saturday evening and twenty members of Buckden Singers were amongst the five choirs making up the congregation and singing the carols. Aled Jones was the compere and the show also featured Russell Watson, Paul Heiney, Amanda Owen and a woman from Emmerdale, whose name escapes me. Click here for details of the broadcast..

05/12/13 Kettlewell School Christmas Concert. 18th December St Mary's Church Kettlewell is delighted to host the School's Christmas event at 6pm on Wednesday 18th December. The music teacher also works at Upper Wharfedale school and the performers will be augmented by some from the lower years of that school.
05/12/13 Scargill Christmas Party You are warmly invited to Scargill House for an evening of great food, drinks, entertainment, and laughter! Monday 16th December. 5.30pm - Children’s games. 6.30pm Buffet Supper. 8.00pm Entertainment. To find out more call 01756 761236 or email: admin@scargillmovement.org  
05/12/13 Kettlewell School - Update - Letter from Andrew Taylor - Headteacher at Kettlewell School. Click here to read
05/12/13 Christmas Eve Carol Singing  As usual carol singing will take place around Buckden village on Christmas Eve. Anyone wishing to join us should meet at West Winds at 6.30pm (A good singing voice is not obligatory!)
05/12/13

Christmas Wreath Workshop with the National Trust Dec 12th 7-9pm at the Buck Inn. Join rangers Roisin and Liz to make your own front door wreath.  Materials will be supplied but if you want specific colours then feel free to bring old decorations to recycle. The cost is £15 per person which includes a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. Numbers are limited so please ring 01729 830416 to book

05/12/13 Christmas card delivery service: Steph Roe will be delivering Christmas cards this year around Buckden, Hubberholme and Cray to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Last year, she raised £160 for Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association and hopes to do the same again this year. She will deliver your cards for just 10p a card, within 5 days of receipt, although Hubberholme and Cray may take a little longer. Her services will be available up to the 22nd of December. You can contact Steph on (01756) 761024 or email her at stephanie@beckcottage.com
05/12/13 The Messiah - Clarification - In last  week's item about Buckden Singers singing the Messiah, the reference to  "Part 1" did not mean that, as some readers apparently thought, they had only learned the first bit,  Part 2 takes place this weekend when the 12 members of the choir will sing the Messiah in Paris. Apologies for any confusion caused. Click here for a picture of the happy troupe about to board the train at Skipton. Six hours later we are sitting on a stationary train outside Retford, having taken a diversion through York. We have just been told that the delay is due to a trampoline on the overhead cables outside Newark - so that's OK then.
05/12/13 NYP Community Messaging - Stolen Quad Hubberholme  

At 09:30hrs on 29/11/2013 a Honda TRX quad in red was reported stolen from the Hubberholme area, the vehicle was last seen at 23:30 28/11/2013. It is a 57 plate vehicle but not displaying a registration plate. Please report any information to PC 1405 Simon Crossley

05/12/13 NYP Community messaging - Stolken Farm Vehicles On 29/11/2013 between 12:30 and 13:30 a silver Nissan pick up registration YT04*** with a trailer and red Canam Quad Bike were stolen from the Arncliffe area. Please ring in any sightings of similar vehicles straight away and quote ref 0286 of the 29/11/2013
05/12/13

NYP Community Messaging - Missing Person

The police are currently seeking a missing person Sara Parkinson 15/02/1971. She is described as having short dark brown Hair, medium build, wearing ¾ length olive green coat & jeans. She is likely to have booked in to a hotel or bed and breakfast around 17:00hrs last night 24/11/2013. Anyone with information please contact North Yorkshire Police using the 101 number and quote ref number. 25112013-0081

24/11/13

Buckden Singers sing "The Messiah (Part 1) Eleven members of Buckden Singers sang the ‘Messiah’ in a massed choir in Knaresborough yesterday - Sunday. They helped to raise £4,000 for the Air Ambulance. It was a fantastic event which was excellent preparation for next month when 14 of them descend on Paris to sing in the Messiah once more in the Madeleine Church.

24/11/13 Buckden Village Quiz - this Sunday. Usual Ts & Cs. Festive hats optional. If anybody wants any announcement made at the quiz please contact Linda & Keith on 761019 by Sunday afternoon. Click here for more details
24/11/13 The George closed this Thursday lunchtime Due to a scheduled power outage The George will not open for lunchtime service between 12.00 and 3.00 pm on Thursday 28th November. Normal service will resume on Thursday evening at 18.00.
24/11/13 Buckden Bingo Night Christmas bingo evening Buckden Village Hall. 7:30 - 9:30p.m, Friday 13th December. £3 entry and £1 per bingo card. Mince pies and mulled wine. In aid of Megan Schofield’s Kenya expedition. Click here for details
23/11/13 Le Grand Depart 2014 - Made in Yorkshire Click here to view the new Tour de France video - including shots of Buckden
23/11/13 New Years Eve at the Buck Inn Masquerade party - click here for details
23/11/13 Dominoes Grand Prix The third round of the Upper Wharfedale and Langstrothdale Dominoes Grand Prix was held at The George on Thursday 21st November.  Round 4 to be held Thursday 28th November at The Buck Inn - arrive at 8.00 pm for an 8.30 start. There is still time to join and bid to win the coveted trophy. Contact Ed, Kevin or Tim for further details."
23/11/13 Kidstones Camping The website for Kidstones camping, which is being set up for the Tour de France is now live. Click here for details
17/11/13 Buckden Singers news - Buckden Singers recently performed at  the Craven Community Champions Awards ceremony at the Coniston Hotel, with the performance described by the Craven Herald as "superb entertainment".   Choir members have been also invited by ITV  to sing at Kirby Malham on 30th November at the recording of ITV's Christmas carol service, to be broadcast on Christmas Eve.
17/11/13 Fast Broadband supports for Fell Rescue LN Communications, the company which has brought high-speed broadband to Upper Wharfedale, has provided the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue with free equipment and internet access for use in communications black-spots when carrying out rescues. For details, click here. LN Communications have also provided free internet access in the village halls at Buckden, Kettlewell & Kilnsey, as well as at Buckden Gala. For details of how to sign up for high speed community broadband, click here
17/11/13 WUFRA - The Buckden Pike Dog The Fell rescue have sent us this update on WUFRA - the dog rescued on Buckden Pike in late October.   "It has been an amazing story since the rescue of this poor dog - the story became global - last count 22 countries from mexico and argentina to china iran usa hungary ..... as well as numerous dog lovers publications in UK USA  and germany   The facebook hits have been amazing  our last count 183,000  National and regional TV as well as national press from Daily Mirror to the Times. Thankfully WUFRA survived and after 3 weeks intensive care at the vets he was deemed  fit enough to have its broken leg operated on - and saved  and is now in the care of local kennels and dog training business Dog People in Grassington. WUFRA  and UWFRA are now global brands and of course Buckden has featured in every single report. He has repaid our rescue many times over and will go down in our folklore." To support the work of the Fell Rescue, click here
13/11/13

Kettlewell Primary School Christmas Fair. 24th November 2013. 1 pm to 4:30 pm at school. Mr and Mrs Santa will be In their V8 Grotto, Wonderful Raffle, lucky dip school stalls and much more. Warm up with a mince pie and mulled wine, tea and coffee.Hot dogs and carols in the play ground. A lovely afternoon for one and all.

13/11/13

Tour de France  The Tour de France co-ordinating committee is meeting at the Village Hall on Tuesday 19 November at 7.30.  As before although this is the committee meeting it is informal and anyone who wishes to attend is invited to come along.  Peter Katic of the National trust is hoping to attend and may have some useful information to give.

13/11/13

Village Hall Keys Would anyone who has a Hall key they no longer need please give it to Richard Barlow.  Regular users may find it more convenient to keep their keys and if any regular users have not got a key please ask Richard for one.  All committee members will soon have keys and so anyone needing access can approach any committee member.

13/11/13 Village Hall Cowboy Night  We intend to hold a cowboy themed social night in February/March.  Would anyone who can volunteer to help with the arrangements please let Richard Barlow know (760870).
13/11/13

Sunday lunch at the George From Sunday 11th November, The George are offering a full Sunday Roast Dinner from 12 noon until 4 pm, instead of their usual lunchtime menu of soup and sandwiches. Please note that as per their website they will be closing at 5 pm following service of Dinner.

13/11/13 The Upper Wharfedale and Langstrothdale Dominoes Grand Prix event got off to a lively start on Thursday 7th November at The George. Please note that the second round will take place at The White Lion in Cray on Thursday 14th November. All budding dominoes stars are welcome to compete for the coveted trophy! Any questions please feel free to contact Ed at The George, Kevin at the Buck or Tim at the White Lion.
13/11/13

Email problems at The Buck Message from Michelle: Our email system has not been working fully for a time which has resulted in a couple of things happening. 1. People have tried e mailing us and the e mail bounces back 2. I have e mailed out and the e mail has not reached its destination but we will not be aware of the problem. As a safeguard I have now set up another e mail address to use or also cc into - michelle1edwards@hotmail.co.uk This should solve our problem for now. if you are waiting for a reply and you haven't got one send me an update on the new e mail address and I will reply directly Many thanks - Michelle

13/11/13 Bonfire Night Pics - Pictures from the bonfire night festivities from Gordon N  Click here
13/11/13 Kettlewell Film Night - "The Impossible" Saturday, November 30th @ 7.30pm prompt. Doors open @ 7pm. Click here for details
27/10/13 Amdram is Murder - pictures from last night's Murder mystery in Buckden Village Institute - click here
26/10/13 High speed broadband - best yet! Fastest broadband speed seen so far in Buckden:

This speed test was done at Pike Foot in Buckden on 24th October. Click here for details and to register.

26/10/13 Rescue on Buckden Pike - Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue has saved a dog from near-certain death after a walker spotted it near the memorial cross at the top of the Pike. Click here for more details
26/10/13

Home Farm Trust Christmas Cards The 2013 range of Home Farm Trust Christmas cards on sale at West Winds Tearoom. If you spend £10 or more on cards during a single visit, you can ask for a free coffee and freshly made scone with home-made damson jam. The Home Farm Trust is a national charity providing care for people with learning disabilities and support for their carers and families.  For more information, visit the Home Farm Trust at www.hft.org.uk

21/10/13 Buckden Bonfire - Items for the bonfire should not be put on the green more  than seven days beforehand. Only Parishioners contributions & no mattresses or tyres please. The bonfire will be lit at 6.00 p.m.- click here here for details.
21/10/13 West Winds Apple Festival - will be held from Saturday 26 October to Sunday 3 November 2013. Click here for details
20/10/13

Buckden Singers Christmas Concerts will take place on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st December at 7.30pm in Buckden Village Institute. The first half will include traditional carols, readings and choir pieces. In a departure from previous years, we shall, in the second half, be attempting our version of CINDERELLA. Tickets which include light refreshments are £7 for adults and £1 for children and are available from Megan Lightfoot on 760399 or email tickets@buckden.org

20/10/13

High speed broadband - The broadband mast on Buckden Raike is now running on mains power thanks to a grant from YDNPA. Superfast broadband is well and truly here. The speed test below was done at Pike Foot in Buckden on 10th October. Click here for details and to register.

20/10/13 Murder Mystery Evening Still a few tickets left.  Buckden Village Institute on Saturday 26th October at 7pm for 7.30pm.  Tickets £10 to include a 2 course supper and coffee. Raffle. Please bring your own drinks.   Tickets available from Pat Charlton 760302 or Jayne Sayer 760463. 
20/10/13 What's On in the National Park Add your 2014 event FREE to our online ‘What’s On’ calendar - and publicise it to the National Park website’s quarter of a million annual visitors. And if it is uploaded by Monday 11 November it will also be considered for inclusion in The Visitor 2014 newspaper, which is compiled from this online database and distributed nationally. Click here to find all the details you need to complete the online form, including criteria for displaying your event on our website and in The Visitor.
20/10/13 Christmas Card delivery Stephanie Roe will once again be doing her Christmas card delivery service this year. The proceeds will be going towards the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Watch this space for details
20/10/13 Bonfire Night Celebrations - Buckden:  Tuesday 5th November - bonfire and Jacob's Join - click here here for details. Kettlewell:  Saturday 2nd November - family firework night - click here for details
20/10/13 Dales Bus - Winter timetable - click here for details
20/10/13 Recycle It - New item listed - click here
20/10/13 News from West Winds click here for latest newsletter from West Winds
20/10/13 Velofest - Yorkshire dales cycling festival 3rd - 6th July 2014 - click here for details
05/10/13 Murder Mystery Evening in Buckden Village Institute on Saturday 26th October at 7pm for 7.30pm.  Tickets £10 to include a 2 course supper and coffee (vegetarian option available, if notified in advance).  Please bring your own drinks.  There will also be a raffle. Tickets available from Pat Charlton 760302 or Jayne Sayer 760463.  Tickets are limited to please reserve them asap to avoid disappointment.
05/10/13

The George Inn - Winter Opening  With effect from Monday  7 October 2013 the opening times for The George will be as follows:

Mon

6.00 pm

10.30 pm

   
Tues

CLOSED 

Weds 12.00 pm To 3.00 pm 6.00 pm To 10.30 pm
Thurs 12.00 pm To 3.00 pm 6.00 pm To 10.30 pm
Fri 12.00 pm To 11.00 pm    
Sat 12.00 pm To 11.00 pm    
Sun 12.00 pm To 11.00 pm    

Lunch - Wednesday to Sunday 12.00 until 2.30 pm; Dinner - Monday and Wednesday to Sunday 6.00 until 8.00 pm

05/10/13 YDNP Local Plan The National Park Authority is currently undertaking a major review of its planning policies. This will result in a new Local Plan that will guide all planning decisions in the National Park from 2015 to 2030. Consultation on a Local Plan options paper is running from 16th September to 28th October. Click here for details
05/10/13

Home Farm Trust Christmas Cards  at West Winds It’s not long to Christmas now... This year’s range of Home Farm Trust Christmas cards can be seen in the tearooms at West Winds with many attractive designs to choose from. And if you spend £10 or more on cards, you can ask for a free coffee and freshly made scone with home-made damson jam. The Home Farm Trust is a national charity providing care for people with learning disabilities and support for their carers and families and provides day-care packages and supported living arrangements. For more information, visit the Home Farm Trust at www.hft.org.uk

05/10/13

North Yorks Police At 0200 hours Wednesday 2nd October 2013 an alarm was activated at premises in Kettlewell, the police were not contacted at the time. If you do hear an alarm or see anything suspicious please call the police immediately as we will always attend as fast as possible.

02/10/13 Harvest Auction - will be held in the Institute on Tuesday 9th October - click here for details
02/10/13 Recycle-It - Maggie  Walker is looking for a wooden standard lamp. If you have one you would like to sell, please email her at recycle@buckden.org
28/09/13 Howden Jones gig  A few tickets left for tonight. Call Debbie on 761024
28/09/13 Buckden Gavel Mine - On Wednesday, Nigel Ball, National training officer for the British Caving Association led a fascinating trip down Buckden Mine. Click here for pictures - Many thanks to Cassie, Peter and Liz of the NT in Upper Wharfedale who organised the event. For more details about the mine, and about Buckden Bill, click here
28/09/13 World's Biggest Coffee Morning Many thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to the successful MacMillan Coffee Morning  - once again a wonderful village effort which raised £300 for the charity.
28/09/13 Recycle It - New item listed - click here
28/09/13 North Yorks Police Following arrests in the Grassington area overnight 23rd September, please check red diesel, Landrovers and quads and contact NYP if anything missing.
23/09/13 Engagement We are delighted to announce that Cassie and Tim, of Mountpleasant, Cray, recently became engaged while on holiday - Many congratulations to you both, from all your friends in Buckden
20/09/13 Howden Jones gig  Still some tickets left for for the Folk evening in the Institute on Saturday 28 September at 7.30pm.  Kate Howden and Paul Jones are songwriters who have been travelling all over the country, touring Village Halls, Small Theatres and Arts Centres.   Tickets £7 (accompanied children under 16 free), available from Sarah Vetch (760882) or Debbie Roe (761024).  Jacobs Join supper in the interval.  Bring your own drinks. Raffle. Click here for poster
20/09/13 MacMillan Coffee Morning   This coming Friday 27th in Buckden School Room – 10 am  - Contributions to the Cake Stall gratefully received.    Please support this very worthy cause.  More details if needed from Susan 760877
20/09/13 Buckden Walkers Sunday walk - rescheduled The seventh "888" Sunday walk which was to have taken place last weekend but was cancelled due to the weather, will now take place  on Sunday 22nd September, leaving the Buck at 10.00 a.m. The walk is  in Crummackdale, and will visit the Norber Erratics For full details, click here
20/09/13 Robin and Stella on the Camino again Robin and Stella are off again walking The Camino del Norte from Irun on the NE coast of Spain to Santiago de Compostella near the west.  On their last Camino they sent up-dates and this time Stella is attempting to do a blog, on her Blackberry. The link is http://peregrinadelnorte.wordpress.com
20/09/13 Murder Mystery - tickets on sale Tickets are now on sale for the Murder Mystery on Saturday 26th October in Buckden Village Institute. Contact Jayne Sayer or Pat Charlton for tickets.  Click here for details
20/09/13 North Yorks Police Community Messaging Landrover doors stolen: At approx 02.45hrs 18/09/13 all four doors were removed from a grey Landrover Defender whilst it was parked at its owner's address in Crosshills. All Landrover owners are advised to take extra care to secure/mark their vehicles and its parts.
13/09/13 Bus service under threat NYCC is proposing to reduce the subsidy for buses, resulting in a 40% reduction in the number of journeys between Buckden and Grassington, as well as reductions between Grassington and Skipton. To read about the proposed reductions, click here. For full details about the changes here click here. There is an online questionnaire on which you can express your views on these changes - click here  - or you can ring NYCC on 08458 727574. The more people who respond , the more likely it is that NYCC will listen to local views on this key issue.
13/09/13 Buckden Lead Mine walk - Wednesday 25th September, 10am – 3.30pm. Delve into the depths below Buckden Pike and experience the conditions that the lead miners of old endured. A stiff walk uphill followed by an exciting visit to the tunnels of Buckden Gavel lead mine with a qualified guide will leave you with memories of a little visited and secret place. All equipment for entering the mine will be provided. You will need to wear appropriate old outdoor clothing and footwear; bring a packed lunch. Meet Buckden car park Suitable for ages of 12 and above. £30 adults / £15 children. Booking essential. Sorry no dogs. For more details, Tel; 01729 830416. Email malhamtarn@nationaltrust.org.uk 
11/09/13 Buckden Walkers Sunday walk The seventh "888" Sunday walk will be on 15th September, leaving the Buck at 10.00 a.m. The walk is  in Crummackdale, and will visit the Norber Erratics For full details, click here
11/09/13 Folk evening in the Institute Don't forget to book your tickets for the Howden Jones gig in the Institute on Saturday 28 September at 7.30pm.  Kate Howden and Paul Jones are songwriters who have been travelling all over the country, touring Village Halls, Small Theatres and Arts Centres.   Tickets £7 (accompanied children under 16 free), available from Sarah Vetch (760882) or Debbie Roe (761024).  Jacobs Join supper in the interval.  Bring your own drinks. Raffle. Click here for poster
11/09/13 Jaywalkers present "Men of the World" The Jay Walkers Theatre Company have raised over £1,000 for charity with their last two productions. Their next production  is  ‘Men of the World’  which will be coming to  Skipton and Grassington later this month. Unfortunately the Grassington performance is the same night as the Howden Jones gig in the Institute, but other dates are available. Click here for details. To book tickets either email or phone Pat Charlton on 01756 760302
11/09/13 Murder Mystery in Buckden Institute Please note that the Murder Mystery will be held on Saturday 26th October and not Friday 25th as .previously advertised. Watch this space for further details.
06/09/13 Buckden motorist freed by French police   When a Buckden motorist, on holiday in the Dordogne area of France, stupidly parked on a road with no "no parking" signs, the local police were quick to react, in a scene reminiscent of Dick Walker and Steve Charlton's recent rendition of the Gendarme's Duet. Armed police in a van with blue flashing lights and sirens were sent to seize the hapless holiday maker, who had inadvertently contravened the local bye-law  which states that if nothing happens all day, it's fair game to hassle English tourists. Fortunately the motorist was able to talk his way out of the situation. A spokesman for the French police, when asked if this was an appropriate way to treat visitors, said: "We run them in, we run them in, we run them in, we run them in, we show them we're the bold Gendarmes".
06/09/13 Buckden Walkers Wednesday Stroll - Aysgarth Woods and Waterfall, followed by a meal at the Street Head Inn. Wednesday 11th September. Click here for details
06/09/13 North Yorks Police Community Messaging: 0n 02/09/2013 at approx 8pm on Arncliffe Cote farm there was a theft of 1000ltrs of clear diesel from a outbuilding on the farm. There was a padlock on the outbuilding which was damaged and entry was gained. Also the same niht a white transit van with a group of 4 males was seen acting suspiciously possibly poachers. Please make sure outbuildings are secure and locked and any suspicious activity or vehicles are reported to NYP
04/09/13 The Music of John Denver in Buckden  Chris Bannister will be performing his show 'The Music of John Denver' in Buckden Village Hall on 13th September at 8.00pm. Click here for details
01/09/13 Tour De France News Click here for the latest Welcome to Yorkshire Tour de France newsletter
01/09/13 Buckden Village Quiz The Quiz starts again tonight (Sunday), in Buckden Village Hall.  Doors open at 7pm, first question at 7:30pm.  A regular event on the first Sunday of each month.  It is a ‘Jacob’s Join’ (i.e. bring along a small amount of food to donate to the common table) and please bring your own liquid refreshment.  There is a modest entry cost (£2:50 per head), to cover the hire of the Hall and raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
01/09/13 Buckden Whist Buckden Whist starts its winter season on Wednesday 18th September and fortnightly thereafter.  Details from myself (760877).  ALL welcome, whether a beginner or more experienced – fun guaranteed …. Ask anyone!  Entry £2:50 per evening – to include supper … and prizes!
01/09/13 Buckden Singers Buckden Singers resume rehearsals after the summer break on Thursday 19th September, in Buckden Village Institute, at 7.30pm. New – or returning – members are always welcome. Please arrive a little early to allow for music to be given out. Further information available from Anne Vetch email anne@vetch.co.uk
01/09/13 Buckden Singers Christmas Concerts Dates for the Dairy: Friday 20th December & Saturday 21st December
01/09/13 The Harvest Festival will be held at St. Michael's on Sunday, 6th October at the usual time of 11am. This will be followed, on Tuesday 8th October, by our traditional evening of entertainment, supper and auction at 7pm in Buckden Institute. Please bring a contribution for the Jacob’s Join supper and plenty of cash for the auction of harvest produce.
01/09/13 Murder Mystery in Buckden Institute on Friday, 25th October. Watch this space for further details.
26/08/13 Tour de France Update An Upper Wharfedale Tour de France Group has been set up to deal with any TdeF issues for the whole of the Upper Dale.  It will be useful for the Buckden Parish TdeF coordinating committee to know what the Upper Dale Group is proposing and it will be a useful source of information.  Richard Barlow, the chair of the Parish Committee, has joined the Upper Dale Group and will attend the meetings and report back where necessary.  If anyone has any issues they would like to raise, please get in touch with Richard (760870).  The Parish Committee is acting on behalf of the whole Parish not just Buckden Village and would like to have a representative or representatives from Up the Dale - any volunteers please contact Richard
26/08/13 Vacancies at the Buck There are a number of part-time vacancies at the Buck for bar, waiting and housekeeping staff. For details or positions, hours and how to apply, please click here
23/08/13 The George - Bank Holiday Opening -  The George Inn will be open from 12.00 lunchtime on Bank Holiday Monday August 26th.  It will be closed on Tuesday 27th August and open from 4.00 pm on Wednesday 28th August.  Back to normal hours from Thursday 29th. 
23/08/13 Galtres Festival - Duncombe Park - Helmsley LN Communications (the Fast Broadband people) have supplied us with a discount code for next weekend's Galtres Festival. Click here for details
16/08/13 Buckden website on tour - For the next month the Buckden website will be on tour in France. This morning's updates are brought to you from a hotel just south of Calais; the next lot should be from the Dordogne. Please keep the news items coming (via email preferably) and we will endeavour to keep things running smoothly, though we will of course be dependent on French sans-fil and the odd French mot might sneak in de temps en temps.
16/08/13 Félicitations à Dom who has achieved the A Level grades he needs to get into L'Université de  Edge Hill à Liverpool where he will be studying Education. Well done, Dom, from all of us.
16/08/13 Buckden Walkers Sunday walk The next "888" Sunday walk will be on 18th August, leaving the Buck at 10.00 a.m. The walk will explore Mossdale and Cotterdale, with spectacular views of Wensleydale and finishing at the Green Dragon. For full details, click here
16/08/13

Knit & Natter – Would you like to spend a sociable morning, once a week, joining in a fund raising project for Hubberholme Church?  If so, please come along to 11 Dalegarth, Buckden on Tuesday 10th September at 10.30 am. when all will be revealed.   Everyone very welcome – even non-knitters; if you can’t come, but would like to help, we would love to hear from you.    Contact:   Sue Lusted 760877

16/08/13

World's Biggest Coffee Morning Come & join in The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Buckden School Room in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support  - Friday 27th September, 10 am to noon.   (Contributions for the cake stall would be very welcome)

10/08/13 Quiz & Whist dates - for the 2013/14 season are on the What's On page
10/08/13 Holy Moly & the Crackers - Live at Amerdale Hall, Arncliffe - tonight  - 10th August at 8.00 p.m. Click here for details
10/08/13 Buckden Walkers - Wednesday Walk - 14th August - based on the Gamekeepers. Click here for details and menu
10/08/13

Howden Jones - Folk Band - Saturday 28 September – folk band Howden Jones will be performing at Buckden Village Institute at 7.30pm.  Kate Howden and Paul Jones are songwriters who have been travelling all over the country, touring Village Halls, Small Theatres and Arts Centres.  Creating their ‘beautiful music in beautiful places’ Tour, they have been sharing their music and stories, often meeting friendly and fascinating people and visiting some wonderful, unusual venues in sometimes remote and always beautiful areas along the way. They write about life and their observations of it, often poignant, sometimes humorous, and gathering new material as they travel, they captivate an audience in a unique intimate atmosphere. Their show has been described as, ‘relaxed and enchanting’ and ‘an absolute delight’, ‘their joy, talent and good humour were infectious’, ‘music for all ages’.  Tickets £7 (accompanied children under 16 free), available from Sarah Vetch (760882) or Debbie Roe (761024).  Jacobs Join supper in the interval.  Bring your own drinks. Raffle. Click here for poster

10/08/13 How Yorkshire are you? Leeds Museums are putting on a new exhibition all about Yorkshire and what it means to the people who live here, and are looking for  help! They would be grateful if you could answer some questions about Yorkshire to help us bring the exhibition to life.  Click here to do the quiz
10/08/13 Saturday Night at the Movies - back in Kettlewell. Saturday 7th September - Skyfall. Click here for details
10/08/13 North Yorks Police - Community Messaging Missing Person -  White male, 5ft 10, short dark brown hair almost shaven, approx 49 years old, wearing green fleece, green trousers on foot. Likely to be asking for directions back to West Yorkshire. Any info please dial NYP on 999
04/08/13 Schoolroom Plans - Meeting   St Michael’s Church is wanting to improve and update the Buckden School Room. Ideas being explored include toilets, storage space, improved heating and disabled access as well as addressing some maintenance issues. There is an open meeting for anyone interested in finding out more, in the School Room on Tuesday 6th August at 7.30pm where provisional plans will be available and the chance to ask questions.
04/08/13 It's Show time! - In the next month in the upper dale we have the Scarecrow Festival, Littondale Fête, Kettlewell Horticultural Show, Buckden Art Exhibition, Kilnsey Show and Littondale Horticultural Show. Click here for details of these and all the other stuff that's going on
04/08/13 Songs of Praise Buckden School Room - Sunday 11th August at 6.00 pm
04/08/13 North Yorks Police - Community Messaging Click here for details of Operation Hawk - cracking down on rural cross-border crime
04/08/13 Letter from Chris Longstreth - Richard has received the following letter from Chris Longstreth:  " Richard, The entire Longstreth family would like to extend a large “Thank You” to you and the rest of the Buckden community for the warmth and hospitality shown during our visit.   You did a marvellous job organizing and leading the “Jacob’s Join” gathering hosted at the community centre.  We had such a nice time connecting with so many of your fellow residents.  The stories and singing were delightful; the food and drink were equally outstanding.  The time passed too quickly! Our visit to Langstrothdale was truly beyond expectations.  The scenery, landscapes, history, architecture, and atmosphere were fantastic.  Our photographs don’t do it justice!  But the people of the Buckden community really put our visit over the top.  After our week, we departed knowing that we had been “home”!  We will not forget you!  Please let everyone there know of the heartfelt “Thanks” from our entire group.  We hope the community is enjoying the summer season. With warm regards, Chris & Sharon Longstreth"
27/07/13 Buckden Walkers - August Monday walk - A Stroll along the Pennine Way from Gargrave -  circular 4½ miles walk, and we’ve still contrived to include both a coffee stop and picnic lunch! Monday 5th August 2013. Meet outside the Buck Inn to depart by 10:30am.  Aim to commence walk from Gargrave main car park by 11:15am. Click here for details
27/07/13 Part-time Vacancies at Buckden House There are some part-time vacancies at  Buckden House Outdoor Education Centre, Buckden. Application pack and further details from Gill Huck at Buckden House. Tel: 01756 760254 or email info@buckdenhouse.co.uk
27/07/13 Heating Oil Prices Robin has just ordered heating oil for the next year and discovered that oil is now cheaper than at the end of September last year with prices as low as 56p per litre. If you need oil it may be worth shopping around.
27/07/13 Credit Card Scam North Yorks Police Community Messaging - Click here for details of how con men are conning elderly people into handing over their bank or credit cards
21/07/13 Buckden Singers End of Season party - Great night at the Buck last night. Many thanks to Michelle and the team for a superb buffet, to all "the turns" for some truly memorable performances, to John for playing and to Sarah for organising. Click here for pictures
21/07/13 News from West Winds Click here for the latest West Winds newsletter
21/07/13 Re-cycle It - New item listed - Click here for details
14/07/13 Fast Broadband Update - Roll out of the Fast Broadband network is progressing well with increasing numbers of subscribers in Buckden village and up Langstrothdale. Click here for the latest update on the roll-out of Fast Broadband in the Upper Dale - including the mains electrification of the Starbotton, Buckden and Beckermonds masts
14/07/13 Buckden Singers Summer Concerts Click here for pictures from Hubberholme and Threshfield
14/07/13 Missing Tortoise - latest! Everyone will be delighted to hear that that Jenson the Tortoise came sauntering in through the back door seemingly none the worse for his 10 day adventure much to everyone's surprise and relief.  Robert is currently constructing the 'Colditz tortoise pen' to stop it happening again. We understand that Jenson had not realised he was missing until he saw the Buckden web-site's "Missing Tortoise" report on his shell-phone.
06/07/13 Buckden Singers Summer Concerts - Still some tickets available for the Buckden Singers Summer Concerts on Friday the 12th July at St Michael & All Angels, Hubberholme, and Saturday 13th July at St Margaret Clitherow, Threshfield, both at 7.30 p.m. Click here for details. Tickets are available from Megan on (01756) 760399 or email tickets@buckden.org.
06/07/13 Homemade Cream Teas  in aid of Christian Aid - Church House Grassington Saturday 6th July -2pm - 5 pm. Cake stall. All proceeds to Christian Aid
06/07/13 Buckden Walkers Wednesday Stroll Wednesday 10th July 2013. A choice of two walks (easy - and slightly less so) based on the Racehorses at Kettlewell. Click here for details
01/07/13 Vacancy at Buckden House Vacancy for Domestic / Kitchen Assistant at Buckden House Outdoor Education Centre, Buckden. 37 hours per week. Application pack and further details from Gill Huck at Buckden House. Tel: 01756 760254 or email info@buckdenhouse.co.uk
30/06/13 Folk evening in Buckden Village Hall Date for the diary -  Touring folk group Howden Jones will be performing on Saturday 28 September in  the Institute - the evening will include a Jacob’s Join supper. Click here  to read more about the band. More details to follow.
29/06/13 Missing Tortoise -  Please  could anyone walking, driving or living in and around Starbotton to be on the look out for Sue & Robert's missing tortoise?  If anyone has any news, please could they contact Sue on 01756 761308.
29/06/13 Festival of Fleece - Click here for pictures of the preview evening  for the Festival of Fleece being held at St Michael & All Angels, Hubberholme this weekend
29/06/13 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk Monday 1st July 2013. A circular walk , based upon Middleham; starting with a “Kingdom for a horse” and ending via the gallops. Click here for details
29/06/13 West Winds July Barbecue There are a few places left for the next wood-fired, candle-lit barbecue evening, which takes place on Saturday 6 July 2013 (Saturday week).For more details, click here
28/06/13 Blooming Tea party at Zarina's This Friday 28th June there will be a Tea party in aid of Marie Curie Cancer at Zarina’s Tea Room, Middle Lane, Kettlewell.10am until 12pm  Tea or coffee and homemade biscuits £1.50. All profits will go to Marie Curie Cancer and there will be a raffle. Please come along and support us and bring your friends.
23/06/13 Buckden Singers Summer Concerts - Tickets are now on sale for the Buckden Singers Summer Concerts on Friday the 12th July at St Michael & All Angels, Hubberholme, and Saturday 13th July at St Margaret Clitherow, Threshfield, both at 7.30 p.m. Click here for details. Tickets are available from Megan on (01756) 760399 or email tickets@buckden.org.
23/06/13 Fleece Festival - there's still time to get you tickets for the Fleece Festival Preview Night, at Hubberholme Church on Friday 28th June at 7.30pm - contact Judith (760480), Jayne (760463 jaynesayer@hotmail.co.uk) or pay on the door. Enjoy an evening of demonstrations & displays celebrating wool & wool crafts with entertainment from members of the Buckden Singers.   The festival will continue over the weekend, with the church being open from 10am - 4.30pm, and concludes with a Thanksgiving Service on Sunday 30th June at 6pm.  Live Sheep - Sheep Shearing Demonstrations - Displays - Fleeces - Felting - Spinning - Dyeing - Weaving - Knitting & much more. 
20/06/13 Welcome party for the Longstreth family who this week returned to Buckden after an interval of more than 300 years. Click here for pictures
18/06/13

Message from Ed & Jackie at The George 'Thank you so much for the warm welcome we have received.  It has been great meeting so many of you in our first few days here and we hope that we will get to meet more of you over the coming weeks. We have decided that for the time being our opening hours will be: 

Monday: Open from 4.00pm
Tuesday: Closed 
Wednesday - Sunday: Open from 12.00 through to 11.00pm

We will be serving a light lunchtime menu of sandwiches, soup and baskets of chips between 12.00 and 2.45 Wednesday through to Sunday, and will be providing an evening menu of home cooked fayre from 6.0 to 8.30 pm everyday (except Tuesday).

We are happy to welcome dogs in the bar area but not the restaurant and if we are busy with diners in the bar we may have to limit dogs to outside the pub -if you could please bear with us on this we would be very grateful.

Thank you again for your welcome and support.'

18/06/13 Vacancies at The Buck Message from Michelle "Anyone interested in helping Donna & Alice with breakfast when we are busy    8.30am till about 10am. May not be needed every day but we are getting busy so we need a bit of extra support in the next few months

Person wanted to help with washing up in the kitchen on Friday & Saturday nights – 7pm – about 9pm 

Housekeeper help Saturday & Sunday mornings 10am till about noon to help with bed making etc."

18/06/13 More Gala photos Click here for Gordon's pictures from the Gala
18/06/13 Letters to the editor - Click here to read a letter from Gwen
16/06/13

Congratulations to everyone involved in the Gala The treasurer has announced that the approximate figure for the Gala profit is £3,267.83.  It may be subject to minor alterations if any more income or expenditure comes to light later but that is a fantastic figure and represents a considerable achievement for the whole community.  Thanks in particular go to Debbie Roe the Gala Secretary and to Bev Owen the field organiser.  Thanks must also go to everyone who helped but there are too many to mention them all here.  

There will be an open meeting at 7.30 on Tuesday 25 June in the Hall at which any comments criticisms and suggestions for improvement for next year's Gala will be aired.  We have decided that it is best to have such a meeting soon after the Gala while thoughts are still fresh in people's minds and this meeting is intended to be a constructive and frank exchange of views so please anyone who has any ideas or anything they want to say do come along and we will see if next year's Gala can be even better than this.

16/06/13 Wall attacks trailer - The picture below shows what happened when a wall at Heber Cottage jumped out and bit Teds trailer on Friday evening. Ted was philosophical in the pub later saying "It's alright, lad. That Gordon has had my wheel barrow for weeks now, so what I'm charging him will pay for the wall and more besides"
16/06/13 Buckden Gala - A big thank you from Debbie, Bev and the Institute Committee to all those who worked so hard to make this year's Gala such a great success. It was a fantastic village effort - a Gala that will be talked about for years to come. Click here for pics
16/06/13 Buckden Walkers Sunday 23rd June 2013 The fourth of our ‘888’ walks Gunnerside Gill, Swaledale. Click here for details
14/06/13 Congratulations to Jack & Nora - who celebrate their Platinum Wedding anniversary (70 years) today (Friday). Click here for story & more pictures
13/06/13 Happy birthday, Dom. Many happy returns to Dom Roe who turns 18 today (Thursday)
13/06/13 Power outage - Tuesday 18th - Just a reminder that Northern PowerGrid have advised that there will be no electricity in the Upper Dale on Tuesday 18th June from 8.30 a.m. to 16.30 p.m. while they upgrade the electrical infrastructure of the dale. Click here for details. Let's hope their planning is better than Yorkshire Water's - or we could be without power for some time!
13/06/13 Fleece Festival - Car poster Click here to download a poster for the fleece festival to display in your car
13/06/13 Fleece Festival - Manikins wanted If you have a manikin which you would be prepared to lend for the fleece festival, please could you contact Deirdre
13/06/13 Nesting Housemartins - John Crowley from Park View has contacted us to say that following an incident in which two housemartins nests were intentionally destroyed, he has been in touch with PC Crossley, the local Wildlife Crime Officer who is is investigating the matter. PC Crossley confirmed that to intentionally or recklessly disturb a wild bird building a nest or in/on near a nest containing the eggs is a criminal offence under the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act. He can be contacted on simon.crossley@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk if anyone wants to discuss any wildlife policing issues.
13/06/13 News from West Winds - Click here for latest West Winds newsletter
13/06/13 Buckden Gala - Plant stall - John Cowpe will be running his customary plant stall at the Gala. If you have any plants to donate to the stall, please leave at the Institute or deliver to the Gala field on Saturday morning
08/06/13 Dodgy staged photo-op  in Buckden Kevin, Gordon and John Roberts watch in amazement as the winner of the "Most inappropriately dressed Tour de France wannabe" competition cycles through Buckden. The gentleman in question, who we understand thinks that highly coloured lycra lowers the tone of the dales, is apparently promoting the wearing of more formal attire in major international sporting events. It would be interesting to know whether people become politicians because they have a genetic predisposition to ludicrous photo-opportunities, or if, on appointment, they are given an embarrassment bypass. Click here for picture
08/06/13 National Park Management Plan launch The Yorkshire Dales National Park Management Plan launch was hosted yesterday at Nethergill Farm, Oughtershaw by Chris and Fiona Clark. The plan was presented to an invited audience by Carl Lis - Chair of the National Park - and visitors were then escorted around the farm to view examples of plan objectives in action, including sustainable energy, river and woodland management, wildlife and technology. An excellent event and great that the launch was held in our Parish. Click here for pics
08/06/13 Buckden Gala - Cakes If you are planning to bake cakes for Buckden Gala, please could you let Debbie know. If you aren't planning to bake - perhaps you would like to re-consider, as you can never have enough cakes at a Gala. Debbie can be contacted on info@buckdengala.co.uk or call 761024.
08/06/13 American Visitors to Buckden A party of American visitors will be coming to Buckden soon, arriving about Gala Day.  They are from families who trace their ancestry back to the Dale and they are coming to see our beautiful Dale for themselves.  On Tuesday 18 June there will be a get together in the Hall starting about 7pm.  The American visitors will be coming and are hoping to meet as many of our community as can come.  The event will be informal and spontaneous and there will be a Jacobs Join supper to be provided by us as the hosts.  Please as many as can come, do come and bring your families (all ages welcome).  As there will be about 25 guests, please show our Yorkshire hospitality by bringing a bit extra by way of food.   If you have any old photographs or souvenirs of the Dale in times gone by the American visitors would no doubt be interested to see them so please bring those as well
08/06/13 Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll - Wednesday 12th June. Hawkswick to Arncliffe finishing at the Falcon. Booking essential if you want to eat Click here for details
08/06/13 Kettlewell Krackers return to form Following their recent victory over Grassington, Kettlewell Krackers only managed a valiant runners-up place in this week's local derby against Littondale. Your reporter has been unable to establish the score. One of the Krackers said "we lost count - they're a machine"
08/06/13 North Yorks Police Community Messaging Between 1st and 3rd June a farm burglary took place near Arncliffe where a chainsaw was stolen. Please make sure all outbuildings are secured. Any info Tel 101
02/06/13

Congratulations to Margaret & Ted on the occasion of your Golden Wedding anniversary - from all your friends in Buckden

02/06/13

Buckden Gala Poster - Please download the poster and display in your car. Click here

01/06/13

New landlords at the George A very warm welcome to Ed & Jackie Yarrow from Leeds who moved in yesterday as the new landlords at the George Inn at Hubberholme. They are hoping to be able to open to serve drinks by Sunday and will start doing food later in the week. We wish them every success in their new venture.

01/06/13

Vandalism on a grand scale Anyone watching yesterday's business news will be delighted to have seen that Yorkshire Water made profits of £330 million pounds last year (that would be from us!) Unfortunately they seem to have decided to spend most of it destroying one of Yorkshire's best loved and unique landscapes - Langstrothdale, not to mention the disruption caused to the lives of those living and working in the dale. It is a complete mystery why Yorkshire Water are allowed to get away with it - and we can only hope that once the work is finished, they will resurface the road and repair the damage caused to the landscape. If you haven't been up the dale lately, click here for pictures of what has been going on.

01/06/13

Fast Broadband - Look North Report on Upper Wharfedale's Fast Broadband project. Filmed on Buckden Raike and in the village. Click here to view

01/06/13

Buckden Walkers Monday Walk Monday, 3rd June 2013. Barden Bridge and Bolton Abbey. Along the River Wharfe, through Strid Woods, hopefully at bluebell time. Departure:  Buck Inn, 10:30am. Click here for details

01/06/13

Hubberholme  Festival of the Fleece June 28/29/30. Remember to buy your ticket for the preview evening which includes displays, demonstrations, punch and nibbles, & musical interlude, at 7.30pm on Friday June 28th costing £6. Tickets from Judith Adejumo (760480 and Jayne Sayer (760463)

01/06/13

Changes to garden waste collection service Click here for details

25/05/13

Tour de France Meeting The TdF co-ordinating committee will be meeting at 7pm in the Village Hall on Wednesday 5 June.  The meeting will be informal and there is no set agenda. If anyone has any points they would like to raise with the committee or information to share we are keen to hear from them either at the meeting or by letting Richard Barlow know on 01756760870 or (richardbarlow@btinternet.com). We are particularly keen for someone from up the Dale to join the committee as this is a Parish enterprise not just a Buckden Village one - any volunteers, please let Richard know.

25/05/13 West Winds newsletter Click here for the latest West Winds newsletter
19/05/13 Buckden Singers Summer Concerts - Tickets are now on sale for the Buckden Singers Summer Concerts on Friday the 12th July at St Michael & All Angels, Hubberholme, and Saturday 13th July at St Margaret Clitherow, Threshfield, both at 7.30 p.m. Click here for details. Tickets are available from Megan on (01756) 760399 or email tickets@buckden.org.
19/05/13 Casino Night at The Buck - pictures from last night's Casino Night at the Buck to celebrate Michelle & Kevin's first anniversary in Buckden. Thanks to you both from all of us for a great evening and for bringing our pub back to life. Click here for pics
19/05/13 Festival of Fleece - to be held in St Michael and All Angels' Church over the weekend of June 28th - 30th. If anyone has any woollen items which they would like to donate, for sale at the Fleece Festival , they would be greatly appreciated. Contact Megan 01756 760399 Click here for more details
19/05/13 Kettlewell Krackers storm to victory Kongratulations to Kettlewell & Buckden's Rounders Team - The Kettlewell Krackers - who stormed to an 18 -12.5  victory over Grassington on Thursday evening. Could this be the start of a winning streak - watch this space!
19/05/13 Touchstones - a skills development programme provided by Rural Action Yorkshire & Age UK to support the newly bereaved. Click here to download leaflet. (A permanent link to this leaflet can be found on the Parish Council page)
18/05/13 Buckden Parish Council - Declaration of Interests - The declaration of interests statements made by the members of the Parish Council can be viewed on the Parish Council page. Click here
13/05/13 Kettlewell School Open Meeting - A reminder about the meeting on Wednesday 22nd May at 7.00pm at Kettlewell Village Hall to hear about Kettlewell School's exciting new partnership.  Please come along and hear about these important developments in securing sustainable education in the Dale. Click here for details. If you are unable to make this date due to prior commitments, you are welcome to attend the meeting for parents to be held at the school on Wednesday 15th at 6.30 p.m.
13/05/13 UW Children's Centre in Buckden - CALLING ALL CHILDREN AGED 0 - 5 WHO HAVE LOTS OF ENERGY!! On Thursday 30th May Upper Wharfedale Children's Centre will be running a Jumping Jacks event at Buckden Village Institute from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. There will be a variety of activities available. Come along and see what we have to offer and how the Children's Centre can accommodate your needs. Any queries please  contact the Children's Centre on 01609 798467. Click here for details.
13/05/13 UW Children's Centre Spring Event On Tuesday 28th May there will be a Spring event at Upper Wharfedale Children's Centre (Grassington Primary School site). There will be planting both inside and outside as well as an array of other activities. The time will be from 10:00 to 11:00 and it will cost £1:00 per family. There will be plenty of opportunities to talk with our Early Years Workers and to find out more about the Centre and services we provide. Any queries please don't hesitate to contact the Children's Centre on 01609 798467. Click here for details.
13/05/13 Long Ashes Development - Planning Enquiry Lakeland Leisure have submitted a planning application to massively extend the Long Ashes site. This has been rejected by the National Park, but has been appealed. There is an appeal hearing on on Tuesday 4th June 2013 starting at 10 a.m. in Grassington Town Hall. Click here for details of the meeting. Click here for details of the proposals. Please go along and make your views heard.
13/05/13 Holy Moly & The Crackers - Live in Kettlewell Village Hall - foot tapping high energy folk music with Pie & Peas supper.  Saturday 18th May @ 7.30pm Tickets £5. Click here for details
12/05/13 Congratulations Steph! Well done to Steph who has been appointed Head Student at Upper Wharfedale for the next year.
12/05/13 Emma & Dave's Monster Challenge - Dave & Emma completed their GOLD challenge on May 4th; cycling 31miles and walking 41miles from Fort William to Inverness in just 20 hours in aid of cancer charity "Maggie's Centres", and would like to thank those people who supported them. If you would still like to make a donation it's not too late - go to: http://www.justgiving.com/Emma-Gannon
12/05/13 Casino Night - reminder Don't forget that this coming Saturday (18th May)  Kevin & Michelle are having a Casino Night to celebrate their first anniversary at the Buck, starting at 8.00 p.m. Admission is free (though charity donations welcome); money is pretend so you won't lose your shirt. Michelle says dressing up is not compulsory! Click here
12/05/13 Buckden Walkers May Sunday Walk 19th May 2013 The third of our ‘888’ walks Smardale Meet at Buck Inn at 9.45 with a view to starting walk at 11.00am. Usual terms & conditions – car sharing / picnic lunch / dogs welcome (bring lead) For further information, contact John Milnes (01756) 761390. Click here for more details
12/05/13 Pony & Trap wanted Kevin and Michelle are looking for a pony & trap for a wedding on 29th June / or a tractor & trailer that can be made up nicely for the journey from the Buck Inn to Kettlewell Church. So -  if anyone can help the bride would be very grateful. Contact the Buck Inn on 01756 761401
12/05/13 Buck Inn - part time vacancy a few hours housekeeping on a Tuesday & Thursday morning to help our full time Housekeeper when we are busy - please contact us the Buck Inn on 01756 761401
12/05/13

Buckden Gala is taking place on Saturday 15th June from 12.30pm onwards. Events will include the annual sheep show, two Championship fell races, children's fun races, dog show, live music, hot and cold food, and the usual assortment of craft, book, plant, and cake stalls, tombola and grand prize draw etc. An exciting new feature this year will be a dog scurry organised by Langstroth Gun Dogs. Book the date in your diary now for a guaranteed fun
day out! Visit
www.buckdengala.co.uk for regular updates and news of additional features. As usual donations towards the raffle, tombola, cake, book and plant stall will be gratefully received!

12/05/13 Buckden Art Group The Art Group AGM will be held in the Institute on Wednesday, 22nd May at 7.30pm, when arrangements for the August exhibition and future events will be made. New members will be most welcome at this meeting.
12/05/13

Festival of the Fleece is to be held in St Michael and All Angels' Church over the weekend of June 28th - 30th. On Friday, June 28th the preview evening of displays, with punch and nibbles as well as entertainment, will start at 7.30pm. Tickets for this evening, costing £6, are available now from Judith Adejumo (760480) or Jayne Sayer (760463). On Saturday and Sunday the church will be open to view between 1Oam and 4.30pm, with a service of thanksgiving at 6pm on Sunday, June 30th.

12/05/13

Morning Coffee and Afternoon Teas at Buckden School Room on August 26th (Bank Holiday Monday) in aid of Hubberholme Church Funds. Come and browse, chat, and find a bargain as we will be selling good quality donated household items such as ornaments, pictures, glass ware and china, books and small, manageable furniture. As you are spring cleaning, moving, or de-cluttering, think of this event and contact Megan (760399) with anything you think would be appropriate.

03/05/13  Christian Aid Week - It's Christian Aid Week, and Jane way will be round to collect your envelope. If your envelope is not collected please return it to Jane Way, Long Barn House – Buckden, or to the Village Shop in Buckden.     Thank you for giving generously.

03/05/13 Recycle It - New item listed. Click here
03/05/13 Buckden Village Quiz - final quiz of the 2012/13 season. Sunday 3rd May. Turnstiles open at 7.00 p.m. Kick-off at 7.30. Usual Ts & Cs apply. Ref's decision is final.
03/05/13 West Winds May Barbecue - last call for the first West Winds barbecue of the season. Now is the time to reserve your ticket for this coming Saturday, 4th May 2013, at 7pm. Click here for details. To book, e-mail lynn@westwindsinyorkshire.co.uk or call  01756 760883.
26/04/13 Buckden Village Institute AGM tonight - A reminder that the Institute AGM is to be held tonight - Friday 26th April - at 6.30 p.m. Please come along and have your say about this key part of our village community life.
26/04/13 Buckden Lead Mine walk - Wednesday 8th May, 10am – 3.30pm. Delve into the depths below Buckden Pike and experience the conditions that the lead miners of old endured. A stiff walk uphill followed by an exciting visit to the tunnels of Buckden Gavel lead mine with a qualified guide will leave you with memories of a little visited and secret place. All equipment for entering the mine will be provided. You will need to wear appropriate old outdoor clothing and footwear; bring a packed lunch. Meet Buckden car park Suitable for ages of 12 and above. £30 adults / £15 children. Booking essential. Sorry no dogs. For more details, Tel; 01729 830416. Email malhamtarn@nationaltrust.org.uk  or contact Cassie at Mountpleasant.

Also, a reminder that there will be National Trust presentation and slide show also on Wednesday 8 May at 7pm in Buckden Village Institute.– Cassie Williams, Peter Katic and Peter Welch from the National Trust will be giving a presentation on their roles and work here in Upper Wharfedale and their plans for the future.  This will be followed by a Jacob’s Join supper to give you the chance to talk to them afterwards.  Everyone welcome.

26/04/13

Buckden Walkers Wednesday Evening Stroll  1st May 2013. This walk is focussed on the Fox & Hounds at West Burton.The 2-mile walk was marginal for shoes when trialled, but boots may be advisable if it is not dry for several days before (localised mud). Dogs are welcome – usual proviso re leads applies at times. Meet outside the Buck for departure no later than 6.30pm or ready for walking at the Fox by 6.50. Non walkers can meet at the pub at 8.00. Click here for menu. Please let Stella & Robin know of meal choices by 7.00 on Tuesday night so that order can be placed. For further information, please contact Robin or Stella on (01756) 761320. Added info.: Sunset 20:40; Dusk 21:21  …. But we hope to eat at 20:20

20/04/13 Kettlewell School -  Public Meeting You are invited to a public meeting on Wednesday 22nd May at 7.00pm at Kettlewell Village Hall to hear about Kettlewell School's exciting new partnership.  Please come along and hear about these important developments in securing sustainable education in the Dale. Click here for details.
20/04/13 The Buck Inn  - First Anniversary To celebrate their first anniversary at the Buck, Kevin & Michelle are having a Casino Night on Saturday 18th May from 8.00 p.m. Admission is free (though charity donations welcome); money is pretend so you won't lose your shirt. Michelle says dressing up is not compulsory! Click here for details
20/04/13 News from West Winds - Click here for the latest West Winds newsletter
18/04/13 Accommodation in Buckden wanted Chris Belk is now working full time at The Buck Inn and so is looking for somewhere to live full time.  Does anyone have a room or a small house to let either in Buckden or surrounding area?  It would need to be in biking distance. If so please contact him on 07909 770991 or 761188
18/04/13 Buckden Walkers Sunday "888" Walk - Wensleydale. Sunday 21st April 2013. 8 miles - Depart from the Buck Inn at 10.30 a.m. Click here for details
13/04/13 Dave & Emma in Monster Bike and Hike Challenge For the second year running Dave & Emma are undertaking the "Maggie's Monster Bike and Hike Challenge". This year they are aiming to complete the GOLD challenge; cycling 31miles and walking 41miles from Fort William to Inverness in 24hours. They are supporting  this charity is because a dear friend, Lisa Stephenson is fighting a long term battle against Myeloma, a rare form of blood cancer for which there is currently no cure. Please support them on May 4th by giving what you can. Visit www.justgiving.com/Emma-Gannon to donate and learn more about the work of Maggie's Centres
13/04/13 Buckden Walkers 2013 - Updated calendar Click here for an updated version of the 2013 Walks Calendar. If you are able to lead one of the walks not currently showing a leader, please contact David on 760877
13/04/13 Vacancies at the Buck Inn - The Buck Inn are looking to hire a full-time Commis chef and full-time house keeper - both are live out positions. For details, please email Kevin on  info@thebuckinnbuckden.co.uk or call (01756) 761401
13/04/13 Mobile phone found on Stubbings Lane A Talk Talk mobile phone has been found on Stubbings Lane. If you think it might be yours please email lost@buckden.org
13/04/13 North Yorks Police Community Messaging - An elderly North Yorkshire resident has been contacted over the telephone by persons purporting to be from the NatWest Bank, convincing him that there were issues with his account, that they wanted to change his account details and transfer the money across from his current account. Please be aware that this scam is taking place and that people may become the target. Banks would never ask for such details or actions over the telephone. If wary ask for a name and telephone number. DO NOT ring that number. DO go to your own branch and speak to somebody and report this.

On Friday 12 April the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire Julia Mulligan will be holding a surgery to hear your views and issues relating to policing in North Yorkshire, at the Skipton Youth and Community Centre in Skipton, from 3pm until 5pm. If you would like to book an appointment with Julia or for further information about other surgeries, please telephone 01765 641839 or email pccsurgeries@northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk

08/04/13 Reminder - YDNPA Chiefs to speak at Buckden Village Institute  Just a reminder that this evening (Monday 8th) April David Butterworth - Chief Executive  & Gary Smith – Community & Conservation Director of Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will be speaking at Buckden Parish Council on how the Park will help to make the Upper Dale a better place to live, work & play. They will also be explaining how they aim to maintain the sustainability of the environment of Upper Wharfedale. This will be a short address followed by questions and hopefully some answers. Please come to this important meeting and have your say about the future of the dale. 8.00 p.m. in the Institute
08/04/13

National Trust presentation and slide show – Cassie Williams, Peter Katic and Peter Welch from the National Trust will be giving a presentation on their roles and work here in Upper Wharfedale and their plans for the future, on Wednesday 8 May at 7pm in Buckden Village Institute.  This will be followed by a Jacob’s Join supper to give you the chance to talk to them afterwards.  Everyone welcome.

08/04/13

Buckden Village Institute AGM – the AGM will be held in the village Institute on Friday 26 April at 6.30pm. All residents of Buckden Parish are welcome to attend. Please join us at this meeting to share your opinions on how the village hall and its activities could be improved.

08/04/13 Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll - Wednesday 10th April - Leaving the Buck and walking up the Fairy Glen to the White Lion, leaving the Buck at 6.00 p.m. Click here for details and menu -  please email David to let him know if your menu choices.
08/04/13

The Queens Arms in Litton are hiring! Full-time and part-time vacancies for staff in the kitchen, front of house and housekeeping. For more information please contact Emily at The Queens Arms – email: info@queensarmslitton.co.uk, tel: 01756 770096, web: http://queensarmslitton.co.uk/jobs/ or call in.

08/04/13

The Jay Walkers are coming back to Kettlewell  Village Hall If you enjoyed ‘Ladies’  Day’ and ’39 Steps’ you will want to see the latest Jay Walkers production -  Alan Ayckbourn’s   ‘Time of my Life’  for one night only on Friday 3rd May at 7.30 To book tickets costing £7 contact Pat Charlton  on 01756 760302 or email boxoffice@thejaywalkers.co.uk

01/04/13 Save money on energy bills Craven District council have started a scheme - The Big Community Switch" to help identify how much you could save by switching energy provider. Click here for details
31/03/13

Easter Lilies at Hubberholme Church  The Church Wardens would like to thank all who sponsored the lilies and therefore made the displays possible.  In addition, they wish to express their grateful thanks and appreciation for all the hard work and resulting wonderful arrangements created by The Team of ladies – yet again!  A special mention must be made of Philip (aged 5) and Lily (aged 7) who created the Easter garden around the base of the font. Click here to view the flowers

31/03/13 NT events in Upper Wharfedale - Click here to download the NT's Yorkshire Dales "What's On in 2013" leaflet - with details of events in and around Buckden
31/03/13 Tour de France - Some interesting facts about the Tour from Welcome to Yorkshire - click here. For more info about the Tour in Buckden go to www.granddepart.co.uk
31/03/13 Fell Rescue - Following the decision to stop the annual Broughton Game Show, Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue have lost their major source of income. Click here to read about a new group set up to raise funds to enable them to continue their important work
31/03/13 Local film showing at Skipton -  filmed in and around  Settle it is called Lad. and is the story of a teenager whose dad dies and his world falls apart.  However, Tom’s life is turned around when he meets park ranger Al Thorpe in this heart-warming tale of two individuals overcoming adversity and discovering true friendship. Plaza cinema 29th March to 4th April 8.15pm. Click here to find out more
31/03/13 Easter Monday Walk - An extra walk has been arranged for Easter Monday when the Buckden walkers will be joined by the MacHumps - down from Scotland for the week. 5.5 miler, starting at the Cover Bridge Inn  walking along the River Cover to Jervaulx Abbey, thence to East Witton and so back to the Inn (for refreshments – drink only; no food being served). Bring a picnic and warm clothes.  Dogs welcome.  Depart from Buck Inn at 10:30 am, April 1st
24/03/13 Palm Sunday procession - has been cancelled due to the snow. The Palm Sunday service will be held in Buckden schoolroom at 11.00 a.m.
24/03/13 Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk The walk has been postponed due to the snow. The walk will now take place on Sunday 7th April, leaving from the Buck at 10.00 a.m. for an 11.a.m. start in Saltaire.
24/03/13 Yorkshire 3 Peaks Trek in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust - David Brame (Robert & Sue's son) and a group of friends are undertaking the Three Peaks walk in support of their friend Ellie who has been diagnosed with leukaemia. They are raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust who have a done a lot to improve the ward in which Ellie has been receiving treatment. To read more and to make a donation, please click here
24/03/13 Easter Lilies at Hubberholme Church.  Anyone wishing to sponsor a lily at Church should contact Sue Lusted (760877, 11 Dalegarth, or email info@dalegarth.co.uk) with their dedication request(s) and donations.  Alternatively, donations and dedications can be left in church after Good Friday
24/03/13 More local Met Office forecast The Met Office button at the top of this page has for some years shown the forecast for Hetton, which until recently was the nearest met Office forecast to Buckden. The Met office are now providing a forecast for Kettlewell, and the button now links to that. Doesn't seem to improve the weather, mind!
24/03/13 North Yorks Police Community Messaging - MISSING Black African male - 14 yrs; missing from a care home in the Bentham area. Slim 5ft 6in, short black hair, clean shaven, last seen wearing dark grey jog pants with dark blue strip, grey Adidas zip hooded top with dark blue stripes, white T-shirt, black Nike bubble jacket & dark blue & light blue Nike air trainers. Any sightings of this male, please call: 10. NYP Incident ref: 12130045120
17/03/13 St Patrick's Night Pictures - click here to view pictures from Buckden's St Patrick Night celebrations
16/03/13 St Patrick's Night tickets - Due to illness, I have two spare tickets for this evening's St Patrick's Night at Buckden Institute - Saturday 16th March, 7.00 for  7.30 p.m. Three course dinner, games,  music, raffle, craic and much more all for just £12 per head. Don't miss this opportunity to snap up two of the most sought-after tickets of the year - low mileage, never raced or rallied, sold as seen, no time wasters please! Email tickets@buckden.org or call Pete o'Boxoffice on (01756) 760882
16/03/13 Buckden Walkers - First Sunday Walk Sunday 24th March 2013 - Airedale - The first of our ‘888’ walks ~ 8 miles in 8 Dales over 8 Sundays. Click here for details
16/03/13

Wild Workshops in Langstrothdale In association with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Nethergill Farm near Oughtershaw is holding a series of Wild Workshops from April to July. On Saturday 20th April from 10am to 4pm experts from the Yorkshire Dales River Trust will lead a River Workshop, revealing secrets from the river bed and the art of willow bundling. £25 per person, including tea and coffee, a sandwich lunch and home-baked cakes. More details at www.nethergill.co.uk/field-centre/courses and by calling Nethergill Farm on 01756 761126

16/03/13

YDNPA Chiefs to speak at Buckden Village Institute  On Monday 8th April David Butterworth - Chief Executive  & Gary Smith – Community & Conservation Director of Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority will be speaking at Buckden Parish Institute on how the Park will help to make the Upper Dale a better place to live, work & play. They will also be explaining how they aim to maintain the sustainability of the environment of Upper Wharfedale. This will be a short address followed by questions and hopefully some answers. Please come to this important meeting and have your say about the future of the dale.

09/03/13 What's on in Littondale - A couple of up coming events you may have missed. Tonight - Saturday 9th March - an evening of lively music, tall tales and hard liquor with Holy Moly & the Crackers, while on the 23rd March there is a screening of Spielberg's The Adventures of Tin Tin - The Secret of the Unicorn. Click here for more details of both these events 
09/03/13 Electors Meeting - Just a reminder that the Buckden Parish Council annual electors meeting is on Monday 11th at 8.00 p.m. Sharon Hudson of CDC will be talking about the Tour de France. Click here for agenda
09/03/13 Furniture wanted - Dee is moving to a new property in Buckden and is looking to buy furniture including a double bed, 3 piece suite, wardrobes, chest of drawers, cabinets and kitchen table and chairs. If anyone has any of these items to sell, please contact Dee at the Buck
09/03/13 News from Winds - click here for the latest West Winds newsletter
03/03/13 Buckden Village Quiz - tonight (3rd March) - Usual Ts & Cs apply
03/03/13 New Buckden Gala website - Kevin has developed a new website for the Gala - www.buckdengala.co.uk with all the news and info about the gala. There is also a FaceBook page - click here , or follow the Gala on Twitter https://twitter.com/BuckdenGala
03/03/13 Date for the diary - David Butterworth, Chief Exec of the National Park, and Gary Smith Director of Community & Conservation  will be speaking at the Parish Council on April 8th at 8.00 p.m. Don't miss this opportunity to find out more about the Park.
03/03/13 Summer Sunday Buses in Wharfedale - the Summer Sunday and Bank Holiday bus service in Upper Wharfedale will be improved this year.The summer timetable will run from 31st March until 20th October, and will be based around last year’s timetable with the following changes:
- a new return journey will operate on service 874 between Ilkley, Grassington and Buckden – leaving Ilkley at 1115 and returning from Buckden at 1520.
- the last bus up the dale, leaving Grassington at 1720, will now run via Arncliffe – providing a useful connection back to Kettlewell and Buckden for walkers
- the last bus down the dale will now leave Buckden at 1810 – giving visitors longer to enjoy some refreshment before heading home. Go to the
Getting Here page to see the new timetable
03/03/13 North Yorks Police Community Messaging - There have been several incidents of thefts of metal garden furniture please be aware that items left in your gardens unsecured may be a tempting target for thieves. Please secure all valuables
24/02/13

Buckden Parish Council Electors Meeting – 11th March 2013, 8.00 p.m. Mrs Sharon Hudson CDC will be present to advise what CDC will be doing in the lead up and during the Tour de France around Buckden. Review of Council’s business during 2012/13.All Parishioners cordially invited.

24/02/13 Darts & Dominoes at the Buck - Knockout night - Tuesday 5th March. No entry fee or food involved. £15 Meal Voucher prize for the winner. Click here for Details
24/02/13 Lynn's Teatime Cakes - Many of the delicious cakes served at West Winds are now available for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own tearoom at home. Lynn can offer a range of tasty teatime favourites, baked to order especially for you. All cakes are home-made at West Winds to authentic recipes using the best possible ingredients, often organic. At mouth-watering prices, Lynn’s cakes are suitable for everyday indulgence and are sure to make teatime the most popular meal of the day. Alternatively, if you’re having visitors round, then the advice is quite simple... Let them eat cake! For full details, see the price list, visit www.teatimecakes.net or call 01756 760883.  
24/02/13 National Park Management Plan  - Click here to read a summary of the consultation on the Draft National Park Management Plan. Good to see that a number of the points raised by the Sustainability Group appear to have been picked up.
24/02/13 North Yorks Police Community Messaging - Please report any sightings of a blue Citroen C5 Reg. No RV04JUU to police.

Click here to see photo of prolific fraudster Mark Chapman who stays in hotels and bed&breakfast accommodation throughout the country.  If sighted please contact North Yorkshire Police.  

Following several recent thefts from churches within North Yorkshire and other counties, please click here & also here to view photographs of two males suspected of being involved. 

24/02/13 Tar on cars - Sara Barraclough has noticed that her car has picked up a lot of tar from the road between Buckden & Starbotton and would be interested to hear if any other villagers have had the same problem.
16/02/13 Buckden Gala 2013 - Help! This year's Gala promises to be even bigger than before, with two Fell Races rather than one, and this year both are National Championship events. This is likely to result in significantly higher visitor numbers than usual, which will inevitably create more work. We will be approaching all the usual suspects to help, but if you are new to the village or perhaps haven't helped before, we could really do with some more volunteers. The date is Saturday 15th June. Please email Debbie at gala@buckden.org if you able to lend a hand.
16/02/13 Tour de France Meeting - Those of you who attended the TdF meeting last week will remember that Garry said that the Craven District Council Tour de France Liaison Officer would be coming to speak to the Parish Council. It has now been confirmed that this will at the PC Meeting on 11th March at 8.00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
16/02/13 North Yorks Police Community Messaging - There has been a spate of quad bike and Land Rover thefts in South Craven. If you see anything suspicious please call NY Police on 101.
10/02/13 Tour de France - email address On Friday evening about 40 villagers attended a meeting to discuss the Tour de France. A number of issues and ideas were discussed and it was agreed that a small group would coordinate activities in the Parish. Anyone who wants to send ideas to the group or to raise concerns can email tour@buckden.org
10/02/13

North Yorkshire Police and Crime Plan  Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has published a draft Police and Crime Plan. Julia is now asking the public for their views, so she can amend the Plan before final publication at the end of March. To read the plan and make a response please visit www.crimeplan.org.uk

03/02/13 Debbie Marshall - Funeral arrangements. Debbie's funeral will be held at St Michael & All Angels, Hubberholme on Tuesday 12th February at 11 o'clock followed by interment in the churchyard. There will be a reception afterwards at the Buck Inn to which all who attended the funeral are invited. Our thoughts are with John, Dave, Chris, Jim and Bob at this very sad time.
03/02/13 Village Quiz - Tonight in the Institute - usual Terms and Conditions apply
03/02/13 Tour de France - video of the 2014 Tour de France route through Buckden now available on Buckden's own Tour de France website - go to www.granddepart.co.uk and click on News or Info
03/02/13 Buckden Walkers 2014 Programme - click here for dates; volunteers wanted to lead walks; suggestions for Sunday walk programme
03/02/13

Kettlewell Film Night - April The film is  "The Help"  6th April (originally advertised as showing on 30th March)@ 7.30pm.  Tickets are £4 and can be purchased from Caroline Hatton on 760378 or Kettlewell Village Store.  This is the last film of the season and local support is much appreciated as this will help secure future funding for film nights to continue in September.

26/01/13 Tour de France open meeting - There will be a meeting in the Institute on Friday 8th February at 7.00 p.m. to discuss plans and preparations for the Tour De France "Grand Départ " in 2014. The meeting is open to all residents of Buckden Parish. Please do come along and share your ideas. Click here for details
26/01/13 Darts & Dominoes at the Buck - Knockout night - Tuesday 5th February. No entry fee or food involved. £15 Meal Voucher prize for the winner. Click here for Details
26/01/13 Le Grand Depart - information Kevin has put together some information which explains just how big the Tour is and what we can expect on the 5th July. Click here to read all about it.

The official Tour Media Brochure is also now available - click here to download. Don't forget that Buckden's own Tour de France website is at www.granddepart.co.uk 

22/01/13 "Dales kids are made of sterner stuff" - Kathy Killick's intro to the Look North piece on the Buckden igloo. Click here for pics from both the BBC & Gordon.
19/01/13 Le Grand Départ - The Tour de France comes to Buckden - click here for all the details. To visit Buckden's new Le Grand Départ website go to www.granddepart.co.uk
19/01/13

St Patrick’s Night - Buckden Village Institute For the first time we are holding a St Patricks Night in Buckden - Saturday 16th March, 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. Tickets are £12 and include a three course ‘Irish’ meal, entertainment, games and much, much more. Tickets are selling out fast so please order your tickets now from Peter at tickets@buckden.org or telephone on 01756 760882. Fancy Dress Optional – prize awarded for best costume.

19/01/13 Restoration of The River Wharfe - For those of us who were unable to make the presentation and meeting about the plans for the restoration of the river, Robin very kindly has provided some notes summarising what was said. Click here to read.
13/01/13 Julie & Alan - Open House Julie & Alan invite all friends and neighbours in the village to a drinks and supper evening on Saturday 23rd February (7pm till the booze runs out). To give us a fighting chance with catering please call on 761441 or email a-jones33@sky.com if you are going to join us. Alcohol contributions welcome!
13/01/13 Stephanie's Christmas Card Deliveries Stephanie Roe would like to thank everyone for participating in her Christmas card delivery service in December. Thanks to everyone’s generosity, a massive £157 was raised for Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association. Well done Steph - great effort!
13/01/13

New Year Caption Competition - Many thanks to all of you who submitted an entry in the New year Caption Comp. The winning entry was from Richard whose caption for the picture below was "So you think I should check with Margaret before I buy that lycra suit do you"?  Ted and Sir Wiggo

05/01/13 Social evening open to all residents or visitors.  Darts, pool, cards or dominoes.  Bring your own drinks and nibbles.  Dogs welcome.  Entry £2.00. Click here for details
05/01/13

Future of the National Park Consultation on two important documents that will shape the future of the Yorkshire Dales National Park closes on Friday next week (11th Jan) so you still have time to participate. The draft version of the National Park Management Plan, sets out a vision and objectives for looking after the National Park for the next five years. To read and comment on the Draft National Park Management Plan click here. The Local Plan highlights the key planning areas for the future of the National Park – including visitor facilities, local businesses, infrastructure and design. To read and comment on the Local Plan Issues report click here. Your response to the consultation will help YDNP draft the final version of the National Park Management Plan and prioritise the Planning issues that to be addressed in the new Local Plan.

05/01/13 New Year Caption Competition So what was Ted explaining to Wiggo.......??? Thanks to Karen for this pic of Ted talking to Sir Wiggo during his recent visit to the Buck - but what was Ted saying. Spectacular prize for the best (printable) caption....
05/01/13

Fast Broadband Update As you may be aware there has been a delay in the roll out of Fast Broadband to the Upper Dale. The cause of this is the wireless repeater mast at Moor End farm Kettlewell. The final location of this mast was the third choice as first the National Trust and then Natural England ruled out the preferred locations. Having trialled the mast for some weeks, it is evident that this location does not have sufficient access to clean wind and sun to maintain the power necessary to provide a reliable service. These issues will be addressed at the beginning of January and providing the alterations prove satisfactory then the roll-out to the upper dale will be resumed. The good news is that the remote wireless mast above Buckden has worked continuously since the day it was commissioned so when  the issues are fixed at Moor End then the roll out can proceed all the way to Cam Houses

01/01/13 New Year's Day walk Pics of the walk - 41 walkers + 9 dogs - and it didn't rain! Click here to view
01/01/13 New Year's Day walk Buckden Sub-Aqua Club have asked us to confirm that today's walk to Redmire & the Deer Park is definitely ON. 11 o'clock outside the Buck.
01/01/13 New Year at The Buck - Brilliant night at the Buck - many thanks to Michelle and Kevin and team for a memorable New Year's Eve party which was a fitting end to the year in which the Buck was finally back. Over 100 people were at the party, most in 70's & 80's themed fancy dress. Liz & Andrew Dawson, and Karen & Tom Jones won the prizes for best costumes. Click here for pics of the festivities.
01/01/13 News from Nethergill - click here to read about this year's developments at Nethergill Farm, Oughtershaw
01/01/13 Tour de France to visit Buckden? Speculation is mounting that the 2014 Tour de France is to visit Buckden, after a reported sighting of Sir Wiggo on the dance floor in the Buck Inn last night. It is thought he is in the area to check out the route as well, of course, as to celebrate his recent knighthood.
31/12/12 Christmas Eve Carol Singing - The carol singing on Christmas Eve raised £235.79 for the Samaritans. Lynn would like to thank everyone who sang or donated. 
31/12/12 Safety Advice - This handy cut-out and keep guide on what to do in case of fire has recently come to light. It was issued by Buckden Parish Council - click here to view
24/12/12 Christmas Lights Competition 2012 - The  chairman of the judging panel has announced the winners of the Christmas Lights competition for 2012. Overall winners were Linda & Tom Whiting from Nottingham who are staying at Dalegarth. The John Cowpe Award for Understated Elegance went to Jack & Katriona Crawley, together with their daughter Polly and her dog, for the lights at Park View . Gill Huck of Church Farm, Hubberholme was also highly commended for her display. Click here to see the winning displays as well pictures of  the newly installed landing lights at Rosemary Cottage, which I understand would have also won a prize were it not for an unfortunate incident involving a Ryanair 737 (allegedly).
24/12/12 Buckden Website - The Best Bits A number of people have asked how to access some of the old news items and features which they particularly enjoyed from the Buckden website. This page contains links to some of the most frequently requested items, so at last there is a real alternative to watching repeats of Morecambe & Wise over Christmas - you can read recycled nonsense from the Buckden website instead! Click here to read about The Lifebelt Appeal, The Ski Resort, The Beast of Buckden and loads more. A permanent link to this page will be found in the Contents list left, under the heading "The Best Bits" 
24/12/12 Skegness in Pictures - A rare copy of John Cowpe's forgotten classic "Skegness in Pictures" is for sale on eBay. Click here to place your bid
22/12/12 The Buck Inn - a message from Michelle & Kevin "As we near the end of a very eventful 2012 - we would all like to thank everyone for making us feel welcome and for giving us so much support. It impossible to describe how much help you have all been and, at times we have been overwhelmed by the kindness shown by the locals in Buckden and the surrounding villages. Michelle, Kevin & all the staff would like to wish everyone a very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year - with grateful thanks. Best Wishes -  The Buck Inn"  
22/12/12 Restoration of the River Wharfe - Natural England have arranged  a series of events to explain the proposals to restore the River Wharfe SSSI between Buckden and the Skirfare confluence to its natural state. Drop in session, evening presentation with pie and pea supper,  and site visit. Click here for details. These proposals will have a far reaching impact on the dale so please make sure you don't miss these important meetings.
22/12/12 St Michael and All Angels - pictures of the  Christmas flowers and tree. Click here to view
22/12/12 Still here then......bit of an anti-climax really.
21/12/12 The End of the World (as we know it) - could be happening today - or maybe not. Either way, it's party time at the Buck Inn - the only rational response to global annihilation as predicted - or maybe not - by ancient Mayan texts. To find out more, click here. My own theory is that it is a rumour put about by EMI to boost sales of REM's eponymous eschatological classic. See you all tonight at the Buck - or maybe not........
21/12/12 Buckden Singers at Hetton - Click here for pictures of Buckden Singers Hetton Concert - sponsored by The Angel
16/12/12 Buckden Singers Christmas Show 2012 - Click here for pics from both performances and from the after-show party in the Buck Inn
15/12/12 YDNP Photo Comp - winning pics Results have been announced for the recent ‘Your Yorkshire Dales National Park: a snapshot’ competition. Gordon Nowell had a picture in the top five and another in the top 20. Click here to view. To read more about the competition and see the winning photos click here. All of these photos will be on display in an exhibition at the Dales Countryside Museum to be launched on February 2nd.
15/12/12 Otter sightings in Buckden - there have been several sightings of an otter in the village in recent days. Click here to read about the recent release of an otter in Langstrothdale
15/12/12 Happy Christmas from West Winds - Click here
15/12/12 Buckden Gala - date for the diary - The Gala next year will be on Saturday 15th June
09/12/12 Buck Inn Christmas Day menu - click here for details of the sumptuous fare on offer at the Buck on Christmas Day. Book early to avoid disappointment!
08/12/12 Christmas Lights Competition 2012 It's back -the biggest Christmas Lights competition in Buckden since last Christmas. Get wiring up and don't forget to get your entry form in to Chairman Salmon by Christmas Eve, when the judging will occur. As in previous years there will be fabulous prizes, not to mention international stardom! Click here to download an entry form. Click here to view the competition rules.
08/12/12 USB device found A USB device was found yesterday morning on Buckden Raike. If you have lost it, please email info@buckden.org
08/12/12 Grassington Festival tickets on sale - Tickets are on sale for the Festival in the Field. Acts include Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Black Dyke Band, The Orchestra (former ELO members) and The Levellers. Click here for details of these events. For more information about the festival go to www.grassington-festival.org.uk
08/12/12 National Trust events in 2013 - Click here for details of NT events around Buckden during 2013
02/12/12 Buckden Singers at the Dickensian Festival Click here for pics
02/12/12

Christmas Quiz – Sunday 2nd December  Usual details:  Village Institute; 7pm for 7:30 pm start; £2 entry, with proceeds to Yorkshire Air Ambulance Services. Also - date for the diary: New Year Quiz – Sunday 6th January

02/12/12

Buckden New Year’s Day Walk Meet outside Buck Inn for departure by 11 a.m. Distance approx.. 2.5 miles Time 1.5 to 2 hours. Route over Redmire Farm land and through Deer Park.  (Dogs welcome) To be followed by soup, mulled wine and Stollen at the Lusted’s

02/12/12

White Lion Chinese & Mexican Caribbean Evenings Message from Val "I would like to thank everyone who supported our Chinese Evening at The White Lion on Sunday Night. We hope that everyone enjoyed the food and the ambiance; a great example of the community spirit that exists in the surrounding villages was evident. The evening was a huge success and a learning curve for us for the next one, this being the first of many themed nights we have planned we intend to host one every month, the next being on Sunday January 20th Mexican Caribbean Evening. Click here for details. So as not to disappoint those who turned up without booking a table, it’s best to reserve your place now by ringing Val Or Mark on 01756 760262"

02/12/12

National Park Local Plan The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority are holding five ‘drop in sessions’ beginning next week, to enable residents, local businesses and local organisations to talk to them informally about planning issues.  Your views will help to formulate the new Local Plan, which will influence the type, scale and location of new development in the National Park over the next 15 years and replace the current Local Plan adopted in 2006.Alternatively your views can be e-mailed to  localplan@yorkshiredales.org  Click here for details of sessions. Click here for the consultation document summary.

02/12/12 Kettlewell School Nativity Play Monday 17th December at 1.30 p.m. and 6.30 pm in in Kettlewell Village Hall
02/12/12 Buckden Singers Christmas Concert Tickets are selling briskly - To order yours call Megan on (01756) 760399 or email tickets@buckden.org
02/12/12 Recycle It - More items listed. Click here to view
02/12/12 Scargill House Christmas Party - Date has changed to avoid clash with Kettlewell School Nativity Play. Now a New Party on Friday 11th January. Call 761236 for details
02/12/12 Christmas Card Delivery - Don't forget to call Stephanie on 761204 if you need your Christmas cards delivered.
02/12/12 Carol Singing around the village on Christmas Eve, leaving West Winds at 6.30 p.m. all welcome - ability to sing not essential
24/11/12 Buckden Players on tour! Click here for pictures from the Victorian Extravaganza to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Skipton Town Hall, featuring Buckden Players and members of Buckden Singers.
18/11/12 Buckden Institute Centenary Dinner was held at the Buck Inn  last night. Excellent evening - many thanks to Michelle & Kevin. Click here for pictures
18/11/12 Kettlewell School Christmas Fair  Saturday 24th November 2012 between 1pm and 3pm at the school.  Children will be singing Christmas Carols, mulled wine & mince pies, tea, coffee and juice will be served.  A variety of stalls, a raffle, the famous Doubtfire truck will be there filled with balloons and the now famous "wine & water" stall.
17/11/12 Chinese Night in Buckden - The White Lion at Cray is holding a Chinese night on Sunday November 25th from 7.00 p.m. with a fine selection of Chinese food at just £7.50 per person. Click here for details
17/11/12 New Zumba - Come along and join the new and exciting Zumba classes in Kettlewell village hall.  Tuesday nights meet 5.30pm start at 5.45pm finish 6.45pm.  we now have a new young teacher who is brilliant.  Classes suitable for everyone as it is very easy to do it at your own level.  Get fit and have fun while doing it.  Price £5 per session.
17/11/12 Victorian Extravaganza to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Skipton Town Hall - featuring Buckden Players and members of Buckden Singers. Tickets £8.00 in advance or £10 on the door. Contact Tourist Information 01756 792809 or email jriley@cravendc.gov.uk  Click here for poster.
17/11/12

Time to spread a little joy. Want to help?
Susan Briggs from The Dales Tourism Business Network is writing a new book, "The Yorkshire Dales Guide to Health and Happiness". She hopes it will help others to enjoy some of the pleasures that residents of the Dales take for granted.

  • What sort of activities, places, people, events make you feel particularly happy in the Yorkshire Dales? 

  • Where is that place where you sometimes stand, look and think, "I feel so lucky to be here"?

  • What do you do that makes you feel, "wow"? 

  • Where can people stay or visit that would make them feel happier and healthier - and why? 

If you know the answer to any of these questions, follow this link: www.dalestourism.com/be-happy.html for details about how you can help.

10/11/12 Fast Broadband is here! The Buckden Rake mast was commissioned on Thursday and the first few properties in the village are now on line with the new high speed service. The speed test below shows a remarkable 28Mbps download at Pike Foot and an equally remarkable 27Mbps upload speed - faster than 88% of the country.

Speedtest - Pike Foot - 09_11_12

To register your interest, go to www.fastuwdale.net

10/11/12

Christmas Cards – Stephanie Roe will once again be delivering Christmas cards in Buckden, Hubberholme and Cray for her chosen charity which, this year, is Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association. Last year she raised over £100 and is hoping to make just as much this year. She will deliver your cards for just 10p per card, within 3 days of receipt, although for Hubberholme and Cray, it may take a little longer. Her services will be available up to the 22nd of December and you can contact Stephanie on (01756) 761024, or e-mail her at debbie@beckcottage.com.

03/11/12 Buckden Singers Christmas Concert - Tickets now on sale Buckden Singers Christmas Concerts will be held on Friday 14th & Saturday 15th December at Buckden Village Institute. Tickets - adults £7 and children £1 - from Megan on 01756 760399 or email tickets@buckden.org  For poster and details - click here
29/10/12 Buckden Walkers - additional Monday walk Monday, 5th November 2012. Meet outside the Buck Inn ready to depart by 10 am. Come to my house for coffee and scones. Allow 10/15minutes above the time it takes to Skipton. The walk starts and finishes at Langroyd Hall  Pub in Foulridge and takes in 2 reservoirs - Burwain Lake and Slipper Hill  which both feed the Leeds/Liverpool Canal. Terrain is not hilly but will be muddy in places. My suggestion is we walk a couple of hours then have a meal in the pub. 3 meat carvery is only £3.99.  So hope you can make it. Sylvia - 01282 844973
27/10/12 Home Farm Trust Christmas Cards The turn-out at the West Winds charity coffee morning last Saturday was light, so we still have lots of fantastic Christmas cards for sale at West Winds! If you haven’t stocked up on cards yet, please come and have a look at this year’s range of Home Farm Trust cards in the tearooms. West Winds will be open until Sunday 4 November 2012, 12.30pm-6pm, except Monday and Tuesday. After then, it will be closed until next year.
27/10/12 Poppy appeal - David Lusted will be selling poppies  this year. He will be coming around the village over the next few days
27/10/12 Buckden Walkers - additional Monday walk Sylvia Longstaff – ex Hartrigg House – has offered to take Buckden Walkers on a Monday Walk on 5th November (weather permitting).  Watch this space or contact David for details
27/10/12 Buckden featured in national magazine. One of Gordon Nowell's pictures has been featured in this months Digital Camera magazine. Click here to view
27/10/12

North Yorks Police Community Messaging Beware of the numerous scams circulating either via phone or email often from Asia or Africa and within the UK. The content of the conversation is usually very plausible with some details sounding correct and personal to the recipient but often a further request for personal banking details are required and a fee. The caller often states an order has been placed e.g. for unwanted phone calls or for advertising. As always please be advised NOT to pass any bank details over the phone or computer.

25/10/12

Bonfire Night – Monday 5 November  Bonfire on the green at 6pm.  Afterwards Kevin and Michelle have kindly agreed to host the Jacob’s Join supper at the Buck Inn.  Please bring your own food – but obviously drinks are to be bought at the bar!  Food can be left in the Buck between 6.00  & 6.30 p.m. Contribution for fireworks and any further  information contact Sandra 760246

21/10/12 Buckden Show transfers to Skipton Following wide critical acclaim, The Old Time Music Hall show produced to celebrate the Buckden Institute Centenary is to be reprised in Skipton Town Hall. The slightly revised version of the show includes more villagers and will form the centrepiece of a Victorian Extravaganza to be held to mark the 150th Anniversary of Skipton Town Hall. The show will be on the evening of 23rd November at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £8.00 adult £5 children £20.00 family ticket. Contact Tourist Information 01756 792809 or email jriley@cravendc.gov.uk
21/10/12

Kettlewell School dairy dates - Harvest Festival Service at St. Marys Church, Kettlewell on Thursday 25th October 2012 at 2.15pm.

Christmas Nativity Play on Monday 17th December 2012 at 1.30pm and 6.30pm at Kettlewell Village Hall.

21/10/12

Kettlewell School Friends Fundraising:
Blue Bags will be delivered shortly to households.
100 Club Number renewals are due and new numbers are for sale.
The school is still collecting:
- Ink Cartridges
- Morrison's Vouchers
- Tesco Vouchers
- Nestle Box Tops
- Old batteries
Sara Barraclough is happy to collect and transport items.

21/10/12

Advertise Your Event on the Yorkshire Dales National Park Website The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority now have a facility for external providers of events in and around the National Park to advertise on their website. Events can be input using a handy and easy to use form, details of which are at www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/add-an-event. As a bonus, any events added by the end of October will have the chance of being included in the events listings of the 2013 edition of the Visitor newspaper. The online search feature that will allow users of the website to find details of events won’t actually be launched until January 2013 so they only want events added to the site that are due to take place in 2013.

21/10/12 Fell Rescue hit by end of Broughton Game Show The decision that the annual Broughton Game show is to come to an end will hit UWFRA extremely hard, as the show was a major source of income for them. Click here to read about the decision. For information about UWFRA or to make a donation click here
13/10/12

Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk 21st October - a walk based upon the former Threshfield Quarry.Meet outside the Buck Inn for departure by 10:30 am. Car sharing. Dogs welcome, but bring a lead. We would like to make this event special by returning for a LATE LUNCH at the BUCK INN.  So come prepared for a coffee break en route. Maggie and Dick need to provide Kevin and Michelle with likely numbers - please contact Maggie on 761215 or email walkermaggie@yahoo.com Your support throughout the 2012 season has been wonderful ~ do try to come this time on a ‘local walk’ and the bonus of enjoying ‘local’ hospitality. Non-walkers will be most welcome to join us after the walk at the Buck Inn for the meal. 

13/10/12 Fast Broadband latest - The footings for the broadband mast at the top of Buckden Rake went in last Tuesday. LN Comms are hoping to install the transmitter equipment next week. Once the signal is available in Buckden, they will start to contact those who have expressed an interest. If you haven't yet filled in an "expression of interest" form, go to www.fastuwdale.net for details and online application form.
13/10/12 Photographic Competition - Yorkshire Dales National Park Under 18s Photographic Competition - click here for details
08/10/12 Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll - based on the Old Hall, Threshfield.  Wednesday 10th October, leaving the Buck Inn  at 5.30. Click here for details
07/10/12 Buckden Institute Centenary Dinner - To celebrate the centenary of Buckden Village Institute a dinner will be held in the Courtyard Restaurant at the Buck Inn on 17th November - 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. Click here for menu and details.
07/10/12

Bonfire Night – Monday 5 November  Bonfire on the green at 6pm.  Afterwards Kevin and Michelle have kindly agreed to host the Jacob’s Join supper at the Buck Inn.  Please bring your own food – but obviously drinks are to be bought at the bar!  For more information contact Debbie 761024

07/10/12

Christmas Cards – Stephanie Roe will once again be delivering Christmas cards in Buckden, Hubberholme, and Cray for her chosen Charity. This year she has chosen to support Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue. Watch this space for details

06/10/12 Ruth Taylor - Memorial Service - The memorial service for Ruth will be held at St Akelda's Church, Church Street, Giggleswick on Saturday 20th October at 3.15 p.m. All welcome
06/10/12 Macmillan Coffee Morning - Our World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raised a wonderful £365.00.  This figure becomes £462 when Gift Aid is added – and is equivalent to the provision of Macmillan nursing support for over 18 hours. A sincere “Thank you” to all who helped and supported - Susan.
02/10/12 The Old Time Music Hall to celebrate the Centenary of the Institute was a great success, and much enjoyed by all. Many thanks to all who contributed in any way. Over £700 was raised for Institute funds. Click here for Alan Ramsey's pictures from Friday night. For pictures by Julian and Gordon from Saturday night, please click here. I did get some video but it will take a while for me to get round to editing it - watch this space.
02/10/12 Broadband latest - Planning consent has now been received for the two masts which will serve Buckden & Langstrothdale and it is hoped that these will be erected during October. Meanwhile, a resident of Conistone reports having received speeds of 37 Mbps (LN had not at that time capped the speeds to contracted levels)
02/10/12 Harvest Supper & Auction Tuesday 9th October in Buckden Village Institute at 7.00 p.m.. Jacob's Join supper with auction of produce. Proceeds to St George's Crypt in Leeds
02/10/12 From the Institute archive - Those who attended the Old Time Music Hall were treated to a slideshow of images of the first 100 years of the Township Hall, as well as video clips of village shows from days gone by. These have now inexplicably found their way onto YouTube. To see the slide show, click here. For the clip of "We Belong to Buckden" followed by the Old Firm's rendition of "As I went a-walking", click here. For the unforgettable Muck Spreader song featuring Chris & John (which is already showing signs of going viral) click here.
02/10/12 News from West Winds click here for the latest West Winds news letter
02/10/12 Recycle-It - new item listed - click here
02/10/12

1)     Kettlewell School - 100 Club – The Friends of Kettlewell School are now collecting for the 2012/13 raffle year.  If you would like to renew your number, or purchase additional numbers please post an envelope through the letter box of Chestnut Cottage, Buckden or Fern Cottage, Kettlewell.  Alternatively, pop into school and have a look around.  The door is always open and the children are always excited to see visitors.  One number is £5, two numbers are £10 and so on.  There will be four draws a year commencing shortly.  Please ensure you enclose the money and put your name and telephone number on the envelope.  As always, thank you for supporting our much loved community school.

02/10/12

1)     Scarecrow Festival - Message from Debbie Ambler (Scarecrow Representative for Kettlewell Primary School) "I would like to express my sincere thanks to everyone who gave up their precious time to help out on the stalls at this year’s Scarecrow Festival.  Without your help we would not be able to open the stalls every day.  This year was very successful, raising funds for Kettlewell Primary School, Kettlewell Church and Village Hall.   I hope I can count on your help to make 2013 just as successful! Thank you again."

14/09/12 Buckden Walkers - Sunday Walk 16th September - Brimham Rocks - 6 miles. Click here for details
14/09/12 Broadband latest - First two subscribers linked in to the fast internet service. One in Kettlewell - one in Conistone. Service for Buckden and Langstrothdale is dependent on planning consent for the relay masts. No adverse comments received so we are hoping for approval on 4th October.
14/09/12

Macmillan Coffee Morning Come and enjoy the company of friends and neighbours at The world’s biggest coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support. Friday 28th September. Buckden School Room 10:00 to 12:30 - Cake Stall (offers of cakes etc. to Megan, 760399) - Scarf & Jewellery Exchange – please donate any scarves or jewellery which may be languishing at the bottom of a drawer - they might just become the finishing touch to someone else’s new outfit! - either bring them along or drop off to Susan (11 Dalegarth).

08/09/12 The Buck Inn Latest - Lots happening at the Buck - Extended food times, first bedrooms available, News Eve party - click here for details
08/09/12 Reverb Youth Group - The Upper Wharfedale Youth Group - Reverb - now has its own website. Click here to visit
08/09/12 Buckden Walkers Wednesday walk - Click here for details of this weeks walk which is based on the Clarendon in Hebden - please let Julian & Mary know if you are planning to walk so they can advise the Clarendon
08/09/12 Dates for the Diary - The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support will be held in the School Room on Friday 28th September. Meanwhile the annual West Winds Coffee Morning in aid of the Home Farm Trust will be held on Saturday 20 October 2012 from 10am to 12 noon with Grumpy Mule coffee and Christmas cards
08/09/12 Julian Smith MP visit to Buckden - Julian will be in Buckden on the morning of the Thursday 20th September and would like us all to go along and say hello - or presumably whatever else we might think appropriate. Click here for details
06/09/12 Ruth Taylor - Ruth sadly passed away yesterday afternoon (4th September) in Gill Top, Grassington. Josie was with her. The funeral service will be for family only, but there will be a memorial service in Church - details will be shown here when available
01/09/12 Buckden Village Institute Centenary - full page feature this week in the Craven Herald. Click here to read
01/09/12 Fast Broadband news - Success at last. The fibre has finally reached Kettlewell School - for more info and what happens next, click here
01/09/12 Buckden Water Treatment works. Brian Taylor is continuing his campaign to get something done about the redundant water treatment plant. Bizarrely, he has had an email from Yorkshire Water saying that they are about to transfer the plant to the National Trust, who will presumably be restoring it, adding a tea room and souvenir shop  and opening it to visitors! Watch this space!
01/09/12 Buckden Quiz Night - Sunday 2nd September  Return of Quiz Night.  Usual arrangements: Village Institute, doors open at 7 pm for 7:30 pm start.  Entry at least £2.  ‘Jacob’s Join’, bring your own bottle.  In aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service. Next Quiz – Oct. 7th, then Nov. 4th
01/09/12 Buckden Whist - Wednesday 19th September – Return of Whist Nights – ‘Introductory’ Evening with wine and nibbles.  Doors open at 6:30pm and play commences at 7pm.  All welcome.  Guaranteed stress free! Future dates:  Oct. 3rd, 17th and 31st;  Nov. 14th & 28th; Dec. 12th
01/09/12

Buckden Walkers Monday Walk Monday 3rd September - A superb 5 mile circular walk linking Bainbridge, Worton and Askrigg.  A few ups and downs but generally very easy walking offering excellent views of Wensleydale and the impressive Mill Gill Force.  Meet outside the Buck Inn for (car sharing) departure at 10 am.  All welcome, including dogs. Quote from John Milne: “Start at B'bridge where free parking is more readily available - this decision has nothing to do with being able to get a very good, albeit expensive, pork pie from the local butcher for the picnic !!

01/09/12 Buckden Walkers Wednesday evening stroll Wednesday Evening Stroll 12th September – circular 2¼ mile (1 hr.) walk, based upon Hebden, eating later at Clarendon Hotel.  Timing and menu details will be posted and emails sent shortly.
01/09/12 Date for the Diary - Harvest Supper and Auction will take place on Tuesday 9th October in the Institute at 7.00 p.m. Auctions, turns, Jacob's Join.
01/09/12 Buckden Walkers 6 Dales Trail - This month saw the completion of the final stage of the 6 Dales Trail with Anne, John, David and Lizzie doing all the stages. Click here for a pic of the end of the trail
01/09/12

Hubberholme Church Flea Market To those who organised and set up, to those who worked hard on the day and especially to those who supported by their presence and purchases, a very big ‘Thank you’.  All those efforts have brought in over £700 to date, with the prospect of more by subsequent eBay sales  

25/08/12 Old Time Music Hall Tickets - Tickets are selling fast for the Old Time Music Hall (details below). Saturday night is now sold out but tickets are still available for Friday. Book soon to avoid missing this once in a century event. Call Peter or Anne on 01756 760882 or email tickets@buckden.org
25/08/12 Kettlewell Film Nights - dates for your diary: Saturday September 22nd - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; Saturday November 24th - War Horse; Saturday January 26th - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (english language version); Saturday March 30th - The Help. Tickets available from: Caroline @ Littlebeck 01756 760378 or Lizzie Sowden @Pennycroft 01756 760845 or Kettlewell Village Store. Please note that tickets for the The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel are selling fast so book now to avoid disappointment.
25/08/12 Another interesting Olympic fact. Further to the earlier item noting that Yorkshire won the same number of Olympic Gold Medals as Australia, one of our readers has pointed out that Lancashire won the same number as Uganda
18/08/12

Celebration of the centenary of the opening of Buckden Village Institute The Institute Committee, in conjunction with Buckden Players, invite you to an Old Time Music Hall on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September 2012 at 7.30.pm. The evening will be in cabaret format, with pie & peas supper and home-made desserts. There will be a variety of turns and performances by the cream of our local theatrical and musical talent. Compèred by Mr Richard  “Leonard Sachs”  Walker, highlights of the evening will include music from Miss Jade McClellan of Kettlewell, high drama from The Buckden Players, as well as Mr Christopher Akrigg from Cray and other speciality turns from near and far (mainly near). Mr John Cowpe will be performing on the pianoforte. Tickets for this once (well, twice actually) in a lifetime evening   priced at just  £10 for adults &  £5 for children - can be obtained from Peter or Anne on 01756 760882 or by emailing tickets@buckden.org   Book early, book often! Click here for poster. Edwardian costume optional!

18/08/12 Village Barbecue in Buckden Garth - Sunday 26th August from 5.00 p.m. onwards. Bring your own barbecue, food and drink. All welcome. Contact Debbie for more info
18/08/12 Flea Market & Refreshments in aid of Hubberholme Church. Monday 27th August from 10.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m. in Buckden Schoolroom. Browse the bargains and enjoy morning coffee or afternoon cream teas.
18/08/12 Opera in Kettlewell Opera performance in Kettlewell Village Hall - with Young Opera Venture at 7.30pm on Saturday October 13. Highlights from The Magic Flute, Carmen, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Così fan tutte. Click here for details
18/08/12 Kettlewell & Grassington Primary School Open Meeting Click here to read a letter from Malcolm Grant - Chair of Governors at Kettlewell School about the Open Meeting held recently
18/08/12 Buckden Art Exhibition 22nd Annual Art Exhibition will be held in Buckden Village Institute from Saturday 25th August until Sunday September 2nd - 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. Admission free - donations in aid of the air Ambulance
18/08/12 An interesting Olympic fact - Yorkshire won the same number of gold medals as Australia
13/08/12 Buckden House Open Day - Wednesday 15th August 9.30 - 1.00 p.m. Have a go on the high ropes, the low ropes or at archery, or just enjoy the refreshments which will be served. All welcome
13/08/12

Buckden Singers at Scarecrow Festival Following the success of their Anniversary & Summer Concerts the Buckden Singers have agreed to perform at the Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival singing a medley of songs they have made famous at their concerts. Conductor Anne Vetch said "it is very tiring standing on the rostrum from 9am to 6pm each day and it is new experience for us having the public join us during the performance for photographs!" Click here for picture

13/08/12 Buckden Institute - Greek Night Click here for Gordon's pictures from the Greek Night.
06/08/12 Buckden Walkers 6 Dales Trail Part 6 19th August - the final stage in the Six Dales Trail. This is a gentle 6 mile walk from Ellingstring to Middleham incorporating a visit to the Brymore Ice Cream Parlour. The route passes through Jervaulx Park and follows the rivers Ure and Cover, finishing with a small climb out of the Cover valley and an easy descent to Middleham Castle. There is one section of long grass, which will be wet if it has been raining. Meet at the Buck Inn at 9.45am for a 10am departure. Contact Jayne on 760463 for further details.
03/08/12 Buckden Walkers - Monday Walk A circular walk via Attermire Scar, above Settle - about 4 miles (max.). Easy walking, with one short moderate section. Monday, 6th August 2012. Meet outside The Buck Inn for departure by 10:00 am. Bring a picnic. Dogs: Welcome, but expect sheep. For further information: Contact David/Susan 01756 760877
03/08/12 Buckden Walkers - Wednesday evening stroll - Circular Walk based on Queen's Arms, Litton. Wednesday 8th August 2012. Please order food in advance. Click here for details including menu.
03/08/12 Fast Broadband update - Click here for latest news on the Broadband project.
03/08/12 West Winds 30th Anniversary - West Winds Yorkshire Tearooms in Buckden is 30 years old this month! The tearooms and guesthouse were opened at the end of August 1982 by Lynn Thornborrow and to mark the milestone, West Winds will take on a festive atmosphere throughout August with free gifts available for all customers. From Wednesday 29 August to Sunday 2 September 2012 all cakes and scones eaten in the tearooms will be at 1982 prices. That means, for example, a home-baked scone with strawberry jam and whipped double cream will be available for just 65p, compared with the normal price of £2.  Come along yourself and help celebrate 30 years! See the attached poster for details.
03/08/12 The Buck Inn - Press release - Click here for a press release about the Buck Inn
03/08/12 Police and Crime Commissioner Authority Latest Briefing about the North Yorkshire Police Commissioner - click here. There will be a Community Safety Roadshow on Thursday 27 September at The White Hart Hotel, Harrogate (aimed at Harrogate and Craven activities). Come along any time between 10am and 2pm.
03/08/12 North Yorks Police - Community Alert - Bogus Tradesmen A male in his thirties has been recently in the Embsay area, portraying himself as a tradesman. This person is believed to have been door to door, pointing out bogus essential work requirements to properties belonging to elderly residents. Once the resident agrees to allow him to carry out the repairs. He asks for an extortionate amount of money, without even fixing the so called problem. If this male is seen in any area please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 or Trading Standards on 01609 534860.
03/08/12 News from West Winds Click here for the latest West Winds Newsletter
23/07/12

Saturday Night at The Movies in Upper Wharfedale - A welcome return to lighten up the dull winter nights with exciting new Block-Buster- award-winning films shown at Kettlewell Village Hall. Bring your own wine and nibbles sit back and enjoy.."The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" Saturday 22nd September at 7.30pm. Book early to avoid disappointment! Tickets available from: Caroline @ Littlebeck 01756 760378 or Lizzie Sowden @Pennycroft 01756 760845 or Kettlewell Village Store.

23/07/12 Buckden Singers Concert pics Pictures of the two Summer concerts - click here for Gordon's pics of Hubberholme on Friday. Click here for my pics of Threshfield on Saturday. Fortunately for some, I didn't take my camera to the Bluebell!
14/07/12 Buckden Singers - Summer Concerts Don't forget to book your tickets Buckden Singers Concerts at Hubberholme on Friday 20th July and at Threshfield on the 21st - both at 7.30. This year's concert features a performance by the children of Kettlewell and Grassington schools. To get your tickets, please contact Megan on (01756)760399 or email tickets@buckden.org
14/07/12 Flower Festival - Don't miss this weekend's Flower Festival at St Margaret Clitherow, Threshfield from the 13th to the 15th July 2012. The festival will be open from 11 - 4 on Saturday and 11.30 - 4 on Sunday. Teas and home baking etc. Click here for a preview of the displays, which this year include a display by Sandra on behalf of St Michael & All Angels, Hubberholme.
14/07/12 The Italian Job - click here for pictures of the Italian night in the Institute. Many thanks to Richard (and his assistants) for a great evening
14/07/12 It's all Greek to me If you enjoyed the Italian Night, don't miss the Greek Night to be held on Saturday 11th August. Don't worry if you can't afford it - someone else will pay. Click here for details
07/07/12 Message from Keith & Linda "Dear All, Linda & I would like to thank everybody for their kind words and messages of sympathy following the death of my mom ‘Betty’ on 20th June. It is a lovely feeling to know people care and are thinking about you even when we were miles away. A special thanks to ‘Now Then Tours’ for bravely venturing south of Skipton to support us at the funeral, my dad was really pleased to see you. Rather than flowers my dad asked for donations for the Air Ambulance and was amazed when we told him next day that it had totalled £702. If we needed any proof that this is a great community to live in times like bring it home. Many Thanks, Keith"
07/07/12 Village Photograph For those of you who missed the village photograph on 17th June, Gordon is happy to photoshop you into the picture. Gordon will be in the village hall on Monday the 16th between noon and 1pm to take your photo. Gordon says it will save him hours of editing  if those of you with dark hair wear darkish clothing and those with fair hair  wear lightish clothing. Shirt or blouse colours do not matter.  
07/07/12

Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll – Wednesday 11th July 2012  Meet at the  The Buck Inn, in time to pre-order your meal. Depart:  6:30pm. Circular walk, taking the ‘New Year’s Day’ route over Redmire Farm land.  Less than 2 miles in total. Easy up, gentle down.  Very scenic. Non Walkers: Meet at The Buck Inn, approx. 8:00 pm. Anyone keen to take their dog is asked to respect John’s request that dogs be kept on a lead at all times. For further information: Contact Keith /Linda 07866 565 758

07/07/12

Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk 15th July – the next stage in the Six Dales Trail.  Meet at the Buck Inn at 9.45am for a 10 am departure.  We will drive to just north of Roundhill Reservoir (via Middleham) and walk to Ellingstring – only 4.6 miles.  Bring a packed lunch.  For more information contact Debbie 761024 or debbie@beckcottage.com

07/07/12

Flea Market and Refreshments in aid of Hubberholme Church Funds will be held on August 27th (Bank Holiday Monday) at Buckden School Room between 10.00am and 4.00pm.  Come and browse (and buy!) at the Flea Market stalls and have a coffee and biscuits in the morning, or cream tea in the afternoon.  Come and chat and find a bargain.  Any articles to be sold can be left with Megan Lightfoot.  Please ring 760399 to arrange drop off of items you no longer need or want.

01/07/12 Italian Night in Buckden -  Saturday 7th July in the Institute - 7.00 for 7.30. Four course Italian meal - bring your own alcohol.  Guess the number of balloons competition and quiz. Adults £12.50 Children (sixteen and under) £8.00. All proceeds to the Village Hall. Booking essential - all welcome including visitors. Contact Richard Barlow at Ivy Cottage or 01756 760870.
01/07/12 Olympic Torch Relay comes to Upper Wharfedale - the Kettlewell School Olympic Torch Run" is on to be held on Saturday 7th July 2012. The children will be starting off from The Buck Inn at 2pm with their homemade torch.   The children will then be running around Buckden. At 2.30pm the children will then run around Starbotton and then at 3pm, Kettlewell.
It would be really nice if as many of the villagers could give their support and cheer them round.  Obviously, some mums will also be running and may need a cheer or two!
01/07/12 Broadband update - BT Openreach arrived last Tuesday night to clear the ducting to allow for the installation of the fibre optic cable to Kettlewell School. Having spent the whole night fighting mud and midges they were able to clear all but one section of the ducting. This un-cleared section will require digging out and replacing. This has now gone back to Openreach’s planning department to be put into their work schedule. That is the bad news; the good news is that the section that needs digging out is at the widest part of the road and will probably not require a full road closure and can be done in daylight hours. We will let you know when we have a date for these works to take place
01/07/12 Buckden Singers at Olympic Torch Festival of Sport & Culture & Grassington Festival - Buckden Singers have recently performed on the main stage at Skipton's Festival of Sport & Culture to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic Torch, as well as at Grassington Festival. Click here for Gordon's pictures of the performance and of some of the other activities.
01/07/12 Buckden Walkers - July Monday Walk - Upper Wharfedale Wild Flower Walk  from Buckden along the Dales Way to Hubberholme, on to Scar House and Yockenthwaite, returning via riverside. About 5 miles. Monday 2nd July. Meet outside the Buck Inn for departure by 10:30 a.m. Bring a picnic. Dogs welcome, but expect sheep. For further information, contact Elsie on (01756) 760868
01/07/12 Scarecrow Festival - volunteers are needed run the stall at the Scarecrow Festival in August. If you are able to help, even for only a couple of hours, please contact Sara Barraclough or Debbie Ambler.
01/07/12 Buck Inn - new times for food. The Buck is now serving food in the evenings as well as at lunchtime. The new times for food are: Tues to Thurs 12.00 - 2.30 & 6.00 - 8.30 p.m.;  from midday to 8.30 p.m.  on Saturdays and from 12.00 until 5.00 p.m. on Sundays. Click here for a sample menu.
01/07/12 Prayer & Praise Evening - Buckden Schoolroom - with Gargrave Praise Band - 7.30 p.m. Wednesday 11th July. All welcome
01/07/12 Bus Services in Buckden - DalesBus have sent us the new summer timetable for the 800 Bus Service to Hawes. This includes the return, for the first time for several years, of the summer school holiday bus to Hawes on Tuesdays (market day). Click here for details.  Meanwhile Ben McKenzie sends details and pictures of Buckden's bus service in January 1959. Click here.
23/06/12 Kettlewell Road Closure - Don't forget that the road will be closed between the Racehorses and the school from 10.00pm on Tuesday 26th June
23/06/12

Lunch at The Buck Inn - The Buck started serving light snacks at lunchtime on Tuesday - the first meals served for almost two years. Thanks to Brian Taylor for this picture - he and Jennifer delayed their departure after their stay in Buckden "to be part of this significant moment". Well done to Kevin & Michelle.

23/06/12 So who was Edwin Firth? - Regular visitors will know that last Wednesday was the 100th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Institute - or Township Hall as it was then known. A bit of digging around on the web threw up the possibility that he was a Skipton born brass band player (and celebrity of the time), although by 1912 this Edwin was no longer living in the area. Time to consult Ben Mackenzie - historian of Upper Wharfedale and contributor of many old photos to this site. Click here to read Ben's thoughts on the subject
23/06/12 Buckden Gala -  raised some £2,200 for institute funds. Click here to read a letter from Debbie Roe - Gala Secretary
23/06/12 Buckden Gala - more pics click here for Gordon's pics of the Gala
23/06/12 Boogie in the Barn - Message from Garry & Gill "Gill and Garry Schofield would like to say a really big thank you to the community for their support for the Boogie in the barn event at Heber farm which raised £850.This will be divided between village hall funds and Manorlands hospice, thank you again for all your support it would not have been possible without you."
23/06/12 News from West Winds - click here for the latest West Winds Newsletter
17/06/12 Buckden singers audition new conductor - our roving reporter has sent us this photograph of the secret auditions for a new conductor for Buckden Singers - click here to view
17/06/12 Buckden Gala - the pictures As predicted here on Friday, the weather at the Gala was much better than predicted: No gales, as forecasted by the Met Office, and no snow either which was  a real bonus. Click here for pics of all the fun
15/06/12 Buckden Parish photograph. Don't forget the village photograph to be taken at 11.00 a.m. on Sunday in the grounds of Buckden House to celebrate the Institute Centenary. Please do try and be there - assemble at about 10.45 a.m.  in order that the picture can be taken at 11.00
15/06/12 Buckden Gala - Saturday 16th June from about midday. Don't believe the weather forecast - it's going to be great....really!
15/06/12 Fast Broadband Latest - Progress at last on getting the fibre into the school. Click here for the latest news
15/06/12 Road closure - Kettlewell - 26th June The road from Kettlewell to Starbotton will be closed overnight on 26th - 27th June. Watch out for details. Don't get caught the wrong side!
15/06/12 The Buck Inn - A message from Michelle & Kevin "We would like to send a big thank you to the locals for their warm welcome to the village and the support for the Buck Inn. As you know we are still waiting for news of the roof to be able to complete the work we need to do. We will keep you posted and once again a very very big thank you. 

If you know anyone who is looking for a job on either on the bar or in the kitchen we would be grateful if you could let them know we are in the process of recruiting. We are also looking to invest in a person who might like a career in hospitality - NVQ training in the first instance and then further education for the right person - we generally don't ask staff to work New Years Eve night due to family support"  

Please note that the Buck has a new telephone number: 01756 761401. Michelle & Kevin are starting doing a small snack menu from Tuesday at lunchtime only in the first instance.

15/06/12 Buckden Village Institute Centenary - The one hundredth anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Institute occurs this coming Wednesday - 20th June

Ted tells me that as far as he can remember it was raining that day as well.

15/06/12 West Winds opens Herb Trail West Winds has opened a herb trail in the tearoom gardens. Click here for details
10/06/12 Boogie in the Barn  Great evening at Heber Farm. Many thanks to Garry & Gill from all who were there. Click here for pics
10/06/12 Buckden Diamond Jubilee celebrations - click here for Gordon's pics of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Buckden. Click here for the one shot that Gordon missed!
10/06/12 Buckden Gala - click here to download a poster to advertise the Gala to display in your window, car or whatever
10/06/12 Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll - The Stroll on Wednesday 13th will be based upon the Craven Arms, Appletreewick. Meet outside The Buck Inn, ready for a prompt departure by 6 pm.  We shall try to reach the pub and place orders prior to starting to walk around 6:45 pm. The walk is ‘easy’ and should take no more than 80 minutes – well, maybe 90 at the absolute most!  Distance just over 2½ miles.  No restrictions regarding dogs, but  be prepared to use a lead in places.Non walkers are also welcomed to join us and should aim to arrive at the pub around 8 pm.
10/06/12 Buckden Parish Council - Minutes of the annual Electors' Meeting - click here
05/06/12 Buckden Walkers 6 Dales Trail Part 4 - Sunday 10th June.As usual, meet at the Buck in time to leave promptly at 10.00 or meet at the small car park at Wath where the last leg finished. This section is 7.5 miles with a few hilly stretches (total climb 430m) and only a few wet patches.  Unfortunately there is a key section where dogs are not permitted although there are conflicting signs about keeping dogs on leads.  An alternative route is possible for dog walkers along Nidderdale trail to Lofthouse and up the road to the end (steep and slightly longer). Check with Stella & Robin for any clarification.
02/06/12 Village photograph - On Sunday 17th June at 11.00 a.m. the Buckden Village Institute Committee are organising a village photograph to commemorate the Institute Centenary and to update the Millennium photograph taken 12 years ago. We hope that every resident of the parish of Buckden will spare an hour for this rare opportunity to capture a moment in the life of the village. Copies of the picture will be available to buy in aid of the appeal.
02/06/12 Buck re-opens - At long last the Buck Inn has re-opened. At the moment they are only serving drinks but plan to start serving food shortly
02/06/12 Buckden Singers Summer Concerts - Tickets are now on sale for the Buckden Singers Summer Concerts on Friday the 20th July at St Michael & All Angels, Hubberholme, and Saturday 21st July at St Margaret Clitherow, Threshfield, both at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are available from Megan on (01756) 760399 or email tickets@buckden.org.
02/06/12 Olympic Torch Festival of Sport & Culture - Buckden Singers have been invited to perform at the Olympic Torch celebrations in Skipton on Sunday 24th June. The choir will be performing a 30 minute selection on the main stage in the High Street outside the Town Hall at 12.10 p.m.. Click here for full details of the days events.
02/06/12 Grassington Festival - Buckden Singers have been invited to perform at Grassington Festival's "Music in the Square" event on the Saturday 30th June. The choir will be performing a 30 minute selection in the square at 1.00 p.m. Please come along and support your local choir
02/06/12 Italian Night - There will be an Italian Night in the Institute on 7th July - Details to follow.
02/06/12 Boogie in the Barn - Gill and Garry Schofield hope you can join us for our charity summer Boogie in the Barn, disc and supper, on Saturday June 9th at Heber farm. Proceeds in aid of Buckden Village Institute and local hospice care. Tickets £7.50 for adults and £3 for children, food included in the price. Tickets available from Gill and Garry telephone 01756 760304 or email garry.schofield@btconnect
30/05/12 Buckden Jubilee Beacon - Buckden has been chosen to have one of 4000 beacons to be lit on the evening of Monday 4th June at around 10.00 p.m. to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The beacon will be on Birks Fell above Redmire. John Horner, who is master of ceremonies, says that anyone who wants to go up to the beacon for the lighting is very welcome and he will take people up by Land Rover if necessary. John says that unfortunately refreshments will not be provided, so people should "make their own arrangements". For more details about the National Beacons Programme, click here
30/05/12 Invitation from the School Governors - The Governors of Kettlewell and Grassington Primary Schools invite you to a meeting in Kettlewell Village Hall on 13th June at 7.00 p.m. This is an open meeting and the Governors are keen that as many people as possible should attend  to hear about plans for exciting developments. Please click here here to see the invitation.
30/05/12 Queens to re-open - Hot on the heels of the news about the Tennants (below) comes word that the Queens Arms in Litton is to open under new management this Friday (1st June) at 7.00.p.m. Let's hope the Buck is not far behind
30/05/12

Buckden Walker Monday Walk - Monday 4th June - Buckden to Starbotton and return, leaving via the Centenary path for Starbotton  and returning along the Dales Way. One strenuous section early on.  Altogether 5 miles at most. meet outside the Buck at 10.30 and bring a packed lunch. Details - Kathy

27/05/12 Mark & Kay back at the Tennants - Those of us who used to enjoy the famous carvery at the Tennant Arms will be delighted to hear that Mark & Kay - who managed the Tennants until last summer - are now back in charge. Mark has emailed me to say they are doing the carvery. They have a new phone number - 01756 753946 and their web site is at thetennantarms.co.uk
20/05/12

Old Time Music Hall - last Call for turns The programme for the Old Time Music Hall is being finalised this week. This is the last opportunity – Thursday 24th May  -  for anyone who wishes to participate to come forward. For details of dates, rehearsal times and parameters within which we are working, please see the previous notices advertising this. Please contact Pat Charlton 760302 or Anne Vetch 760882 for further information

20/05/12 Re-Cycle-It - More stuff listed - click here to view
20/05/12 Buckden walk in The Observer - last weeks Observer featured the walk from Yockenthwaite to Cray, down to Buckden and back via Hubberholme in their "Great British Walks" series. Click here to read
20/05/12 News from West Winds Click here for latest West Winds News Letter
12/05/12 Parish Council - Agenda & Minutes for this months Electors meeting to be held on 14th May at 8.00 p.m. - click here. Please note that the the meeting will be in Buckden School Room. All parishoners are invited to attend
12/05/12 Lambing Service - Click here for pics of the Lambing Service at Hubberholme
12/05/12

Buckden Walkers 6 Dales Trail The the third stage of the 6 Dales Trail on 20 May is from the Water Tower on Greenhow Hill Road to Wath, just beyond Pateley Bridge.  This is  approximately 7 miles with no big climbs but one steepish decent.  There are several fields with long grass so if it has been raining it will be wet.  When surveyed there were a couple of muddy patches and a small area of bog, but enough to get wet if you do not have boots. Start from the Buck at 10.00 where car allocation will be determined. Anyone wishing to travel independently please let Stella & Robin know - probably start walking from the phone box opposite the pub around 11.15 after completing car shuffle. There is a posh hotel/restaurant at Wath (Sportsman? any info?) which has been reported as not very walker friendly, but there is an option to stroll another 0.9 mile towards Pately Bridge while the second phase of the car shuffle takes place.

12/05/12 Re-Cycle-It - Shed loads (literally) of stuff listed today. Click here to view today's unrepeatable bargains
12/05/12 Fast Broadband Update - As reported last week infrastructure installation is now progressing well. To register please go to www.fastuwdale.net Confirmation has now been received from the National Park that for properties which are not listed, no planning consent is required for installation of the antenna. For listed buildings a  Listed Building consent may be required. Click here for details
12/05/12 Buckden Walkers in Littondale - 13 hardy souls plus two dogs.  View from the heights above Foxup, looking along Littondale. Click here for pic
12/05/12 Emma & Dave's  Bike & Hike Challenge Dave has emailed to report that the weather was very kind to Team G-Force on Saturday and that they had a great event, completing the 35 mile mountain bike ride and 25 mile walk in 12 hours and 27mins. In terms of fundraising it looks like they will exceed £2200! It's not too late to make a donation - just click here
06/05/12 Rounders - Remarkable result in first match of season In an unexpected return to form after  a number of years of disappointing results, Kettlewell Krackers stormed to victory over the Apple Tarts from Appletreewick. The Krackers, under new captain Ruth Hall, scored a remarkable 10.5 rounders to the 9 rounders of their opponents. One of the team commented "the girls done good! I'm sure we have won a match before but it may have been before I was born!"
05/05/12 Buckden Diamond Jubilee Street Party On Tuesday, 5th June, Buckden will be hosting a Diamond Jubilee Street Party which will take place in the lane behind the Institute, commencing at 12.30pm. The format will be a jacob's join but it would be helpful to know in advance if you plan to attend and whether you will be bringing sweet or savoury food items. Everyone living or staying in Buckden at the time, including friends and relatives, will be most welcome. There will be a £2 per adult charge (children under 16 free), with all proceeds going to the Buckden Village Institute Centenary Appeal. The street party lunch will be followed by a rounders match on the village green at 4pm and a evening barbeque in Buckden Garth at 7pm. Bring your own food, drink and barbeque. Contact streetparty@buckden.org
05/05/12 Buckden Singers Summer Concerts Buckden Singers present their summer concerts at 7.30pm on Friday 20th July at St Michael’s, Hubberholme  and on Saturday 21st July at St Margaret’s, Threshfield. The programme promises to be an interesting and varied one with some new numbers plus a few old favourites. It is anticipated that demand for tickets will be high so please book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets, which include light refreshments, at £7 for adults and £1 for children, are available from Megan Lightfoot on 760399 or email tickets@buckden.org
05/05/12 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk - Upper Littondale - Monday 7th may 2012 - Depart Buck Inn at 10.30 a.m. Click here for details
05/05/12 Buckden Walkers Wednesday Stroll - Ashes Quarry / Gamekeepers - Wednesday 9th May 2012. Depart The Buck Inn at 6.00 p.m. Click here for details
05/05/12 High Speed Broadband latest - Installation work is now underway for the broadband infrastructure for the Upper Dale. LN Comms will install their kit at the school on Tuesday 8th May and then BT will close the road overnight on Tuesday 15th May to clean out the ducting and connect the fibre optic cable to the school. If you have not yet registered for High Speed Broadband, please go to www.fastuwdale.net
05/05/12 Village Quiz - This Sunday - 6th May. Usual arrangements apply
05/05/12 Lambing Service complete with (live) lamb!We’re so fortunate to live in these wonderful surroundings, largely the product of the stewardship of past and present generations of sheep farmers. Please show your support for our farming community by attending the Lambing Service this coming Sunday (6th May); the Service will be at Hubberholme Church at 11 am and will be conducted by the Bishop of Bradford
05/05/12 Heber Farm Barn Dance - Gill and Garry Schofield hope you can join us for our charity summer Boogie in the Barn, disc and supper, on Saturday June 9th at Heber farm. Proceeds in aid of Buckden Village Institute and local hospice care. Tickets £7.50 for adults and £3 for children, food included in the price. Tickets available from Gill and Garry telephone 01756 760304 or email garry.schofield@btconnect
05/05/12 Buckden Parish Plan - There will be a meeting to discuss the Parish Plan with guest speaker Amanda Kent from Rural Action Yorkshire  on Tuesday 12th June 8.00 p.m. in the Institute. Please make every effort to attend this meeting and learn about the Parish Plan process and its importance for the future of the parish
05/05/12 Buckden Parish Council Electors Meeting - The annual electors meeting will be held on Monday 14th May in the School Room at 8.00 p.m. All parishioners are invited to attend to review and comment on the work of the council.
05/05/12 10 Best Dales Walks - Buckden In a recent Guardian feature on ten of the best walks in the Yorkshire dales, four of the ten were in Buckden Parish. Click here to read the feature
05/05/12 Jay Walkers at Kettlewell Village Hall If you enjoyed The Jay Walkers sell-out performances of 39 Steps and Teechers, don’t miss  their new production of Ladies’  Day. Four fish-filleting ladies from Hull swap their wellies for stillettos and head to the races for a drink, a flirt and a flutter when Royal Ascot Ladies Day comes to York. If their luck holds they could hit the jackpot – and more besides…… For one night only at 7.30 pm on Friday 29th June at Kettlewell  Village Hall. Ticket are available at £7 each from Pat Charlton on 01756 760302 or email boxoffice@thejaywalkers.co.uk
05/05/12 Emma & Dave's Monster Bike & Hike Challenge It's not too late to sponsor Dave & Emma in their monster 23 mile walk / 30 mile bike challenge this weekend in aid of the Maggie's Centres cancer charity. Click here for details and to donate
05/05/12 Stop Junk Mail! Royal Mail distributes between 25 and 50% of all unaddressed junk mail  To stop leaflets delivered by the postman you can register with Royal Mail's (free) Door-to-Door Opt-Out. Signing up to the scheme will stop all unaddressed mail items distributed via Royal Mail's 'door-to-door scheme'. To register you first need to request an opt-out form. You can do so via Junk Buster, by sending an e-mail with your name and address to optout@royalmail.com  or by phoning 01865 796 988. You can also opt out of telephone sales cold calling by going to http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/index.html
05/05/12 Re-Cycle It - Pine Book Case - click here for details
05/05/12 Safer Neighbourhoods - Reports of heating oil thefts / suspicious white van / NHS telephone scam. Click here for details
29/04/12 It's your Institute! - The Annual General Meeting of Buckden Village Institute will be held in the hall on Tuesday 1st May at  7.30.p.m. This is an open meeting, and all members of Buckden Parish are urged to attend. Please come and share your ideas for the village hall and its fundraising activities as it enters its centenary year.
21/04/12 Buckden Walkers Six Dales Trail - Revised start time due to logistical issues. The walk this Sunday will now depart from the Buck at 10.15 a.m. rather than 10.00 as previously advertised.
21/04/12

West Winds Candle-Lit Barbecue Evening on Saturday 5 May 2012. This is the Saturday of the May Bank Holiday weekend -  just two weeks away. Places are limited and several have been booked already, so if you would like to come, please do make a reservation now. Full meaty or vegetarian grill, baked potatoes, mixed salads, hot spicy apple juice and the chance to toast twisters and marshmallows over the embers of our wood-fired barbecue -  bring your own favourite beer or wine. Click here for full details

21/04/12 Safer Neighbourhoods - theft of LandRover parts.  North Yorkshire Police have recently dealt with a number of incidents involving thefts of Land Rover parts including doors and bonnets. Most of these crimes are happening at night. Please be vigilant and secure your property. Secure your vehicles away, where possible, in garages, barns or out of sight. Hire vans have been seen in the vicinity of these crimes and are suspected to be involved. If you see any such vehicles or any vehicles acting suspiciously, call North Yorkshire Police straight away on 999 (If  crime is in progress) or on the 101 number.
17/04/12 Buckden Walkers Six Dales Trail - The next stage of the Six Dales Trail is this coming Sunday - 22nd April. The walk runs from Timble Gill Beck to the Water Tower on Greenhow Hill Road. - the distance is about 6.4 miles. Depart from the Buck Inn  at 10.00 on Sunday. If you are planning to walk please email peter@buckden.org (helps with planning the logistics!) I am advised the weather is sure to be either wet or dry.
15/04/12 Buckden Walkers 2012 Programme Please click here for updated 2012 walks Programme
15/04/12 News from West Winds - Click here for the latest West Winds news letter
15/04/12

Charity Barn Dance Gill and Garry Schofield hope you can join us for our charity summer barn dance, disco and supper, on Saturday June 9th at Heber farm. Proceeds in aid of Buckden village institute and local hospice care. Tickets £7.50 for adults and £3 for children available from Gill and Garry telephone 01756 760304 or email garry.schofield@btconnect 

15/04/12 Buckden Singers - Latest rehearsal and performance schedule - click here
08/04/12 Buckden Parish Council - This months meeting will be on Tuesday 10th April due to the Bank Holiday. Click here for agenda & minutes
08/04/12 Buckden Walkers Wednesday Walk - Wednesday 11th April - Kilnsey. Click here for details
08/04/12 Final Camino update - Stella & Robin's last update from the camino. Click here
08/04/12 Buckden Village Institute Centenary Appeal - Buckden Institute celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and is making the occasion with an appeal to raise funds for the continuing refurbishment of the building. Click here to read a message from Institute chair - Richard Barlow, and to download a donation form.
08/04/12 Kettlewell Primary School Spring Fair Kettlewell School invite you all to their Spring Fair On Saturday 21" April From 2-4 p.m. Please come and join us and have a look around our lovely village school. Tea and coffee will be available also raffle, cake and buns, children's stalls inc. plants, crafts and lots lots more.
08/04/12 News from Kettlewell School - News of what's been happening at the school from head teacher Lesley Taylor - Click here to read
08/04/12 UWFRA - 1000th Rescue - Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue undertook their 1000th rescue on Birks Fell above Buckden. Click here for details
08/04/12 "Caring for your historic building" - Event organised by YDNPA. Click here for details
02/04/12 Buckden Singers at Welcome to Yorkshire "Y12" Conference Representatives of Buckden Singers were invited to represent the choir at Welcome to Yorkshire's Y12 Conference - the UK's biggest tourism event with more than 1000 delegates. With a theme of Inspiring Yorkshire, the event unveiled Welcome to Yorkshire's plans and key campaigns for the coming year. Clips from "The Dales" were shown and the Singers were invited to stand up and take a bow. Click here for picture
02/04/12 Buckden Walkers - Letter from David about the first stage of the Six Dales Trail - with pics. Click here to read
02/04/12 World Harmony run in Upper Wharfedale On the 25th March the World Harmony Run came through Upper Wharfedale. Click here for pictures of the runners coming down Langstrothdale, through Buckden and down to Kettlewell where the school children had laid on a reception
02/04/12 More news from the Camino - two updates this week - Stella & Robin arrive in Santiago....and decide to carry on walking, which after 1300 kilometres is what you would do, I guess! Click here to read
02/04/12 Safer Neighbourhoods - briefing about the the Police and Crime Commissioner who will be elected by all registered voters in the policing area on 15 November 2012. Click here to read
22/03/12 Buckden Village Institute Social Evening - Friday March 23rd form 7.30 18 and over. Entry £2. Dogs welcome. Bring your own drinks. Come and socialise and play darts, pool, cards and dominoes. ALL WELCOME including visitors - Click here for details
22/03/12 Escape to the Country - Buckden featured in last nights edition of "Escape to the Country" on BBC TV, with Tanglewood being one of the properties shown. Click here to watch the episode on iPlayer (link will only work until 28th March)
20/03/12 Buckden Singers - pictures from the Anniversary Concerts. Click here  for Gordon's pictures from Friday night. Click here for images from the Saturday evening concert and after show party. Click here for a letter about the concert from David Lusted
20/03/12 Buckden Walkers - Click here for details of Sunday's walk
20/03/12 Yourkshire Dales National Park - Consultation - The YDNPA are seeking your views about the park - what you love, what you want in the future etc. to inform the Management Plan they are developing. Click here for details and to respond
20/03/12 More news from the Camino - Stella's despatch for this week - click here
20/03/12 Air Ambulance petition Click here for a petition asking the Government to exempt Air Ambulance services from duty on the fuel they use, in the same way as the Lifeboats (RNLI) are exempt.  If there are 100,000 signatures, Parliament is bound to debate the issue - currently there are already over 15,000 signatures.
20/03/12

The World Harmony Run is coming to Upper Wharfedale on Sunday 25th March. Join the run or come and watch - click here for details

20/03/12 Safer Neighbourhoods - Warning from Sally Dowkes of North Yorkshire police about a computer scam - click here for details
10/03/12 Please sponsor Emma & Dave On the 5th/6th May 2012, Emma, Dave & the rest of team 'G-Force' will be hitting the trail and out to complete Maggie's Monster Bike & Hike Challenge. A 30 mile cycle followed by a 23 mile walk in the Scottish Highlands - all within 24 hours! This is to raise for the charity Maggie's Centres, after a friend was diagnosed with Myeloma. To find out more and to sponsor, please click here
10/03/12 Barn Dance - Gill and Garry Schofield hope you can join them for their charity summer barn dance and supper on Saturday June 9 2012 at Heber farm. Proceeds in aid of Buckden Village Institute and local hospice care. Tickets will be £7.50 adults and £3 children. Tickets available nearer the time. Watch this space for more details, which will also be in the May Link.
10/03/12 More news from the Camino - click here for Stella's latest despatch and for pictures from their travels
10/03/12 Fast Broadband meeting - Details of meeting attached. If you have already registered, there is no need to attend - although you are clearly welcome to. Click here
06/03/12 Despatches from the Camino - For those of you who have been wondering why Robin & Stella's progress has not been reported here as promised, the mystery has been solved - they forgot to include us on the emails! Happily all the missing pigeons have now arrived - thanks Emma - and you can now follow their progress. To read about where they have been and stayed, Spanish dogs, gladiators and Christians, a sardine in a coffin, Stella's experience of the Spanish hospital system and loads more - oh, and did I mention the dogs - just click here
04/03/12 Joyce Leeds - Joyce Leeds, who spent many years living in Buckden before moving to Grassington, died peacefully at Airedale hospital on Friday evening.  Her funeral will be held on Saturday, 10th March at 12.00 noon at Hubberholme church.
04/03/12 News from West Winds / Barbecue Nights Click here for the latest West Winds Newsletter. For details of candle-lit Summer Barbecue Nights in the garden at West Winds, click here
02/03/12 The "Life in Upper Wharfedale and Littondale" website - is now live. Click here to find out more about the new website and the activities of the Sustainability Group - to visit the site go to www.upperwharfedale.org
02/03/12 Ruth - is in respite care in Grassington for a few weeks. She is staying at Gill Top (behind the Congregational Church) and would love to see old friends from Buckden. There are no specific visiting times so if you are in Grassington why not pop in to say hello.
02/03/12 Buckden Singers tickets & pics - go to www.buckdensingers.org and click on "News" for pics of the power cut rehearsal. Don't forget to book your tickets for the anniversary concerts at the same time.
02/03/12 Buckden Walkers 2012 Programme - David and Sue are once again planning the walks for this summer. Click here for a message from David & Sue with details of walk dates for the season
02/03/12 Old Time Music Hall - Reminder that there will a short planning meeting for the  Old Time Music Hall at 6.45 p.m. on Thursday 8th March in the Institute. For details of the event and the meeting, click here. If you would like to take part but cannot attend the meeting please contact musichall@buckden.org
02/03/12 Kettlewell School - Chair of governors message - Click here to read a message from Malcolm Grant - the new chair of governors at the school - reprinted from the Link
02/03/12 Easter Lilies at Hubberholme Church - To sponsor and dedicate a lily for Easter please contact Gwen on 760365 with your inscription and donation - minimum £3 per lily
02/03/12 Kettlewell School news - Click here click here to read the latest school newsletter
02/03/12 Fast Broadband - The Connecting North Yorkshire team, supported by I Love Broadband, are holding a meeting in Kilnsey Village Hall from 5.30pm on the 14th March to explain the scheme and give people an opportunity to ask questions. If you have already registered, it is not necessary to attend unless you want the opportunity to find out more. If you haven't registered please go to www.fastuwdale.net to  express your interest.
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