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

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

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

News:

19/09/20

 

Garry Schofield steps down as chair of PC After more than 20 years on the Parish Council - many of them as chair - Garry has decided to stand down from the Parish Council. We are all very grateful to Garry for his commitment and hard work on our behalf over that time. Click here to read a letter from Peter Breen which I am sure summarises very well how we all feel.
19/09/20 Flu Jabs The surgery is now taking bookings for flu vaccinations for over 65s, and will be taking bookings for under 65s later this week (apparently it's a different vaccine). Book early to avoid disappointment
19/09/20 The Buck Inn - A message from Jo & Jeremy "We are very happy that customers (both visitors and locals) are feeling comfortable enough to come in to the pub, but on a weekend especially we ask that if you wish to drink or dine inside, that you please reserve a table. We have a strict capacity inside to comply with our covid risk assessment, and this equates to the number of chairs we can socially distance, which is 62 "bums on seats". The risk assessment unfortunately does not allow for customers to stand in the pub, and the last thing we want after we have worked so hard to comply with the guidelines, is to receive complaints about over crowding. We have fortunately been very busy since we reopened, but this does mean that tables get booked up quickly.  We do not want to have to turn people away if we reach capacity, but we will and have had to if customers have not made a reservation.  We know this takes the spontaneity out of popping to the pub, but as we live through these strange times we hope you understand."
19/09/20 Harvest Festival - Hubberholme Unfortunately, because of Coronavirus, St Michael's Hubberholme are not going to be able to hold the Harvest Service and Supper and Auction in the Institute this year, but will still be supporting St George's Crypt and Skipton Food Bank. Therefore in the Porch at Buckden School Room there will be a collecting box for tins and other non perishable goods if you wish to give items. These will then be taken to the charity. However, if you would prefer and find it more convenient to donate money to St George's Crypt, Leeds and Skipton Food Bank this can be done by going to the Home Page of the Parish Website at www.upperwharfedalechurches.org 

If you are attending the Harvest Service at Arncliffe on September 20th ,led by the Archdeacon of Richmond and Craven, the Ven. Jonathan Gough, then donations of non-perishable items can be made just before the service.

It is hoped that if you normally support Skipton Food Bank or our Harvest Auction for St George's Crypt you will find this year's way of giving acceptable. Please help if you can and thank you.

19/09/20 BPC - Casual Vacancy - Following Garry's retirement from the PC, there is now another casual vacancy. This means that there are now two vacancies - one that can be filled now, and one to be filled in October. Details are attached - click here  Anyone who might be interested and would like a chat with Louise Close (the Parish Clerk) about what is involved, can contact her at buckdenclerk@gmail.com

05/09/20

 

Buckden Village Quiz: Buckden Village Quiz – online. There will be another quiz this Sunday (6th September) at 19.30. Details of how to join can be obtained by emailing quiz@buckden.org

05/09/20

 

September Link - Click here for the September edition of The Link

05/09/20

 

DalesBus Sunday service Sunday DalesBus services will resume this weekend as follows:  DalesBus 874 between Wakefield, Leeds, Ilkley, Grassington and Buckden will run on Sundays from 6th September; DalesBus 875 (Double-decker) between Wakefield, Leeds, Ilkley, Grassington, Buckden and Hawes will run on Sundays from 6th September until 18th October. Click here for timetable

05/09/20

 

Local Council Reorganisation We have received a "letter to stakeholders" about the proposed reorganisation of local government in North Yorkshire, along with some "Get Change Right principles". The plan seems to be to increase local representation by centralising - not quite sure how that works, but no doubt we will find out. Click here for the letter, and click here for the Principles.

05/09/20

 

UWRSG Fact Sheet - Click here for the updated fact sheet from the Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support Group

05/09/20

 

Christian Aid collection The Upper Wharfedale Churches Together Christian Aid group raised an incredible £2,875 during Christian Aid week.

18/08/20

 

Keith Budd Christine has written to say that she has received a number of cards from the kind people of Buckden. She has asked that we should post the following message: "Christine, Simon and Emma would like to thank everyone for their messages of kindness following the recent passing of Keith. They were all greatly appreciated."  She adds that she is looking forward to the ending of Covid restrictions and being able to enjoy coming to Buckden again

18/08/20

 

 

Buckden Institute to re-open The Institute committee  intend to re-open the Institute with effect from Tuesday 1st September. Clearly, in the light of Covid security regulations and guidance, there will be significant changes in the way that the hall operates, and limitations to the type of activities which can be held. The committee is working on a detailed plan to implement these changes, and the key principles to which we are working are summarised in the attached document. This will be the first phase of re-opening, and we hope that as the Covid situation improves we will be able to relax some of these controls and limitations. Clearly however, the timing of any relaxation will be dependent on both the progress of the virus and the evolving regulatory position. Click here for more details

18/08/20

 

Venturer - Volunteer drivers needed Now that the Venturer is running again in CovidSecure mode, we are looking for more volunteer drivers – if you think you might be interested in occasionally driving the Venturer, why not get in touch to find out more. Full training and DBS clearance are provided although you will need a D1 or PCV entitlement on your licence. The Venturer operates from Buckden YDNPA car park. If you are interested, please call 01756 761155 or email: volunteers@upperwharfedale.com  

18/08/20 Buckden Singers at the Scarecrow Festival Click here for a link to the Buckden Singers set from the 2020 virtual Scarecrow festival

18/08/20

Parish Council Minutes are now on the Parish Council page - click here to access

18/08/20

Parish Council - Casual Vacancy There is still a casual vacancy for the office of Parish Councillor for the parish of Buckden.  The notice is on the notice-boards - click here for details. Peter Breen has been co-opted onto the PC to take the other vacancy

09/08/20

Keith Budd - Funeral Webcast - Keith's funeral will be held on Monday 10th August  at 11:40. Attendance is restricted due to Covid regulations, but the funeral will be transmitted live as webcast, in order that his many friends can pay their respects. For details of how to join (which is very simple) please click here

09/08/20

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival - The virtual scarecrow Festival is now live. The festival includes a virtual scarecrow trail, recipes, jokes, a gallery of past festivals, crafts and, best of all, music from our own Buckden Singers who have made a video of  a song for each day of the festival. Click here to visit

09/08/20

Buckden Parish Council - the council will meet online on Mon10th August at  7.30 p.m. Click here to view the agenda

09/08/20

Water quality in the River Wharfe Click here for details of the iWharfe project a citizen science project which is seeking to improve water quality on the River Wharfe from Oughtershaw to the Ouse

02/08/20

Buckden Village Quiz: Buckden Village Quiz – online. There will be another quiz this Sunday (2nd August) at 19.30. Details of how to join can be obtained by emailing quiz@buckden.org

02/08/20

The Link The August edition of the Link - with the theme of "Creativity" and a feature on Buckden Art Group can be downloaded by clicking here

02/08/20

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival - Due to Covid19, this year's Scarecrow Festival will be held on online. It will include a virtual scarecrow trail as well as music from Buckden Singers. Details will published here on 8th August

30/07/2020

Grassington Surgery to reopen  Message from  I G Medical:  Grassington Medical Practice will be re-opening the main doors from Monday 3 August 2020. Please continue to call the surgery if you need a doctor or nurse appointment and if you are invited to attend the surgery for a pre booked appointment you will no longer be asked to wait outside. Can we ask that you bring your own face covering to preserve our PPE stocks and on entering the building please have your mask on and use our hand sanitiser before approaching the reception desk area. We will only be open for pre booked appointments not drop in at this point, so if you have any queries please continue to call us or use our online eConsult. If you have a prescription request please continue to drop in the letter box or use the online facility as we won’t be able to take this over the desk. We need your help to keep our staff safe and to protect our vulnerable patients who are invited into the building for appointments. We hope you can support the teams at both practices to look after you and your family. 

28/07/2020

Keith Budd. We have heard from Christine that Keith died early Monday morning, in Airedale hospital, after a long illness. Christine and the family were with him and his end was peaceful. There will be a cremation at Skipton in due course; the family have yet to be told how many can attend the Service - details to follow. Our thoughts are with Chris and family at this sad time

26/07/2020

A Blessing for James Buckden Singers have recorded a video of the Blessing to thank James for his support for, and contribution to, Buckden Singers and the parish of Upper Wharfedale & Littondale over the last 5 years. Arranged by Richard Reeday and recorded by Buckden Singers' Lock-down choir in July 2020. Click here to watch

19/07/2020

Parish Council - Casual Vacancies There are two casual vacancies for the office of Parish Councillor for the parish of Buckden.  The notices are on the notice-boards - click here for details

19/07/2020

Rev. James Theodosius  Next weekend is James' last Sunday as vicar in our parish before he takes up his new role in Skipton. We would like to thank James for his very significant contribution to our community and wish him, Mo and their family all the best for their move to Skipton

19/07/2020

A gift to the village - As Chris and Fi wrote in their message last week, it was not possible, due to the Covid19 situation, for them to have any sort of gathering to mark their departure and to say good-bye to all their friends in the community. Because of this they have very kindly donated three cases of wine to the Institute, in order that - once we are able to meet again as a community - we can hold a belated farewell event of some sort. Watch this space for details. The Institute committee would like to thank Chris and Fi for this generous gift.

19/07/2020

Village Quiz - At last Sunday’s Buckden quiz, it was decided that, with the easing of lockdown, we would go back to a monthly quiz, on the first Sunday of the month. The next quiz will be Sunday 2 August on Zoom. We will review whether to continue virtually or back in the village over the coming weeks.

19/07/2020

Covid19 OK to Ask Leaflet - Click here to download Craven District Councils "It's OK to ask"  leaflet, which has been produced jointly with NYCC, includes a list of organisations and resources where residents can access help and advice as they recognise that for many this could be the first time they have had to seek help and they may not know where to start. The topics covered include emotional support & well-being as well as bills, benefits, housing & employment advice 

19/07/2020

 

Parish Council - Minutes - The minutes of the July Parish Council can be downloaded from the Parish Council webpage - click here

19/07/2020 

Request from Derek Derek needs to get  a Toyota industrial sewing machine serviced and checked over. He has the correct oil, and  wondered if any one knows of a local mechanic who could do it. Tel: 761842

12/07/2020

 

Buckden Village Quiz: Buckden Village Quiz – online. There will be another quiz this Sunday Sunday 12 July 7:20 for 7:30 start. Details of how to join can be obtained by emailing quiz@buckden.org

12/07/2020

Goodbye from Chris & Fi A message from Chris and Fi who have recently left Nethergill:

 "A very difficult decision but as many of you may know we put Nethergill Farm on the market last year.  The younger Clark family decided they did not want to take it on; they are all happy and settled, with their own children, in the south and it was becoming, the house particularly, too big for just the two of us.

Chris and I have been at Nethergill 15 years and achieved a lifelong ambition of owning our own farm and conservation project.  We have now sold to Malcolm & Helen Thomas and their son and daughter-in-law (and two very young children), who are like minded conservationists and who I am sure will continue to make Nethergill grow and flourish. 

We have moved to a very tiny rented cottage near Banbury, all very rural on a farm estate but not remote as we are used to. Becky our eldest daughter lives ten minutes away with her three small boys so it is good to be near family.  

We are actively looking for a smaller farm/smallholding in Devon near Chris’ father and where our youngest daughter and family have just moved.  Our ambition is to manage our new farm using naturally processes, as far as is possible, and to enjoy being nearer to family. 

The move from Nethergill was very sudden.  The diktats of Covid 19 ensured that the sale was completed before the opening of holiday lets on July 4, allowing the Thomas’ the opportunity to take advantage of that income.  And so we had no time to say goodbye to all our lovely friends.  Covid 19 also made it very difficult to have any sort of gathering, such strange and crazy times. 

Thank you everyone for making us feel so welcome and we are so sorry to be leaving such a lovely community and friends behind, however we shall be coming up from time to time. Chris still has work in Yorkshire and the north of England and my brother still lives in North Yorkshire so we will not lose contact with the area"

We will all miss Chris and Fi and their contribution to Buckden life and we wish them all the best in their new venture. We also welcome Malcolm & Helen Thomas and family to Buckden parish, and hope they will be very happy here.

12/07/2020

Parish Council Agenda Click here for the  Agenda for tomorrow night's PC meeting

12/07/2020

Oughtershaw Phone Box - your help needed BT have notified their intention to close the phone box in Oughtershaw to Craven District Council. Objections and reasons need to be with planning@cravendc.gov.uk  by 3rd August quoting 01756760213 O/S institute PCO Oughtershaw. As a community of 3 permanent households we do not have the numbers to generate many objections. But it is used by many walkers using local businesses as a point for pickup after a days walk. It is also marked on all OS maps and as there is NO 3G or 4G signal within 4 miles of the village is a vital emergency call spot. Any help trying to keep this vital lifeline open would be greatly appreciated. Please email the council in support of the phone box: planning@cravendc.gov.uk

12/07/2020

Heber Farm on Look North   Heber Farm was featured on Look North on Friday 3rd July If you missed it, click here to view

12/07/2020

Dark Skies status for Buckden Buckden lies within the proposed Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies area. Click here to read all about the poposal and to view a map

12/07/2020

Return of the Venturer A massive thank-you to all our customers for using the Venturer since the service resumed this week. It is great to have you have back and to see the confidence you have shown in our Covid Security measures. A big thank you too to the Venturer team for their support in getting things going again.

29/06/2020

 

July Link - the July Link is now available - click here to read

29/06/2020

 

The Buck Inn - A message from Jo: "We are delighted to let you know that The Buck Inn will reopen at 12pm on Saturday 4th July!" For details of the arrangements which have been made for the re-opening, click here

29/06/2020

 

Traditional Rag-Rugs for Sale - Special Lockdown-Edition - Traditional Yorkshire rag-rugs hand-made in Buckden by Lynn Thornborrow. Measuring 26in by 14in (66cm by 36cm), each door mat-size rug has been produced through hours of painstaking work, hooking strips of cloth through a hessian base. Three to choose from at £35 each.  Contact Lynn at lynn@teatimebylynn.co.uk m or on 01756 760471

 

29/06/2020

 

Recycle It - Another new item listed on the Recycle It page this week. Click here for details

26/06/2020

Buckden Village Quiz: Buckden Village Quiz – online. There will be another quiz this Sunday (28th June) at 19.30. Questions will be from Liz, Andrew, Julie & Alan. Details of how to join can be obtained by emailing quiz@buckden.org

26/06/2020

UWPF - Nursery Provision The Governors of the Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation  are delighted to be able to announce that we have published a consultation document regarding the offer of pre-school nursery provision for the Federation. This is in response to clear local need and parental demand: it allows us both to support local families and provide the pre-school experience our children will enjoy before they start in Reception at any of our Federation schools. We are very excited about this initiative and are busy planning our resources and Nursery unit which will be housed in the former Children’s Centre at Grassington. You may well see activity over the summer holidays as we prepare. Click here to view the consultation document please; click here for a booking form. To get in touch, email: admin@grassington.n-yorks.sch.uk Exciting times! 

26/06/2020

Return of the Venturer The 72B Upper Wharfedale Venturer service will start running again on Monday 6th July.  The timetable and fares will be unchanged, but there will be some significant differences in how the service works, including: face coverings to be worn at all times, reduced numbers of seats & cashless operation. To find out about the full list of changes and to get more information, please click here

26/06/2020

The George Inn Side Out - The George will reopen on Saturday 4th July!  Initially we will be open only for food and drinks, bringing the rooms out of 'retirement' on Saturday 11th July- click here for details

26/06/2020

West Winds to reopen West Winds will be opening to guests from Friday 17th July. If you would like to book a stay, just phone, email or go to www.westwindsbuckden.co.uk to book

26/06/2020

Buckden Art Group  - We regret we will not be able to have our exhibition in August this year. However, we hope that members will be able to meet up again later in the year, and have a great exhibition in 2021.

26/06/2020

Recycle It - New item listed on the Recycle It page this week. Click here for details

14/06/2020

Buckden Village Quiz: Buckden Village Quiz – online. There will be another quiz this Sunday (14th June) at 19.30. Details of how to join can be obtained by emailing quiz@buckden.org

14/06/2020

 

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Thanks to everyone who attended  the coffee morning, Buck Inn quizzes & online quizzes which have raised £864.50 for the Air Ambulance. Click here to view letter of thanks  and certificate

14/06/2020

 

Buckden Parish Council - June minutes - click here

14/06/2020

 

Kettlewell & District Horticultural Society Show It will come as no surprise that the decision has been made to cancel the above Show due to take place on Sunday, 13th September in Kettlewell Village Hall. However, if you have been happily snapping away during the beautiful Spring weather we have just experienced, please keep those photographs safe as The Committee will probably decide on the same themes for next year’s Show - ‘Spring’, ‘Bridges’ and the usual ‘any subject’.

31/05/2020

 

June Link - Click here to read the June link

31/05/2020

 

Buckden Village Quiz: Buckden Village Quiz – online. There will be another quiz this Sunday (31st) at 19.30. Details of how to join can be obtained by emailing quiz@buckden.org

31/05/2020

Skipton High Street Closure - From week commencing Monday 8th  June Skipton High Street will be closed between the two roundabouts on a Wednesday, Friday and Saturday between 9am and 5pm for a duration of 8 weeks. There will be no access for traffic  during these times.

31/05/2020

 

Recycle It - A number of items listed on the Recycle It page this week. Click here for details

31/05/2020

Scarecrow Festival This year's Scarecrow Festival has been cancelled. Please click here to see a letter from the organisers

23/05/2020

Tipping rubbish at the Buck A significant quantity of waste has been anonymously deposited in the bins at the Buck. Click here to read a message from Jo and Jeremy

16/05/2020

 

Buckden Village Quiz: Buckden Village Quiz – online. There will be another quiz this Sunday (17th) at 19.30 with Anne Newman & family asking the questions. Details of how to join can be obtained by emailing quiz@buckden.org

16/05/2020

 

Buckden Parish Council - Notice of Public Rights and publication of Annual Governance & Accountability Return. Click here to read

16/05/2020

Christian Aid Week This week is Christian Aid week when there is usually a door to door collection of envelopes. This year that has clearly not been possible due to lockdown restrictions. As this is the same across the country it is almost  inevitable that there will a a large shortfall in donations, at a time of greatly increased need. If you are able  to make a donation to Upper Wharfedale's collection for Christian Aid, please click here to go to the Just Giving page.

16/05/2020

The Link Click here to read the May Link

16/05/2020

 

Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support Group Click here  for the May edition of the UWRSG newsletter

18/04/2020

 

Buckden Village Quiz: Buckden Village Quiz – online. Following the successful online quiz two weekends ago, there will be another quiz this Sunday (19th) at 19.30 with Barbara and Pete asking the questions. Details of how to join can be obtained by emailing quiz@buckden.org

18/04/2020

 

Buckden Covid-19 Support - Info, links and regular updates can be accessed by clicking here or on the Covid-19 Coronavirus button (right)

18/04/2020

 

Buckden Institute - Update The institute AGM should have taken place this week but was postponed for obvious reasons. The trustees did hold a meeting however (by video conference). Key points were as follows:

Alan Jones has resigned from the committee - the trustees are very grateful for his substantial  contribution over the years, latterly as Vice Chair.

Debbie Roe was elected as Vice Chair

The AGM will be deferred until such time as we can safely reopen the hall and hold meetings again

It was agreed that the Duck Race will not take place in July as planned. We will review the possibility of holding it the Autumn, circumstances permitting.

The financial position was reviewed. We are pleased to be able to report that at the end of FY 2019/20, the Institute reserves are healthy, and the Institute is in a robust financial position to withstand the loss of income resulting from the extended closure and the loss of income  the Gala, the Duck Race, Buckden Singers and general lettings. We can also afford to still proceed with necessary repairs to the roof and to the floor once the lockdown is lifted.

18/04/2020

 

Buckden Institute Trustees - Vacancy Following Alan's retirement from the committee a vacancy has arisen on the committee of trustees. If you would be interested in joining the committee and playing a part in the running and and development of this important and valuable community asset, please contact Peter Vetch (Tel: 761155 / pete@buckden.org )  - or any other committee member for a chat about what is involved.

18/04/2020

 

Treasure Hunt - David has created a "treasure hunt" for these strange times If you walk - or are contemplating walking - The Triangle*, David has created a Treasure Hunt using pictorial clues.  If you are interested for current use, or to share with family/friends later, contact David and he will forward details.  The Hunt comes into the same category as the Olympic Ideal - it's the taking part that counts, but David hopes you might find new scenes to enrich the experience of your walk. Contact David -760877 - info@dalegarth.co.uk

* Out of Buckden, along the Cray road; take first left, down Seal Bank lane, to Hubberholme church, then over bridge and left, back to Buckden.

18/04/2020 

April Link - The Link was not published in hardcopy format this month but it is available online - Click here to read

27/03/2020

Buckden Community Coronavirus Support Updates - The regular community updates which are being issued by email to Buckden parish residents can be found by clicking on the button, (right) on this page

27/03/2020

Message from Derek - "I would like to thank everyone who has walked Daisy over the last few weeks and despite at times awful weather not a day was missed. She's currently on holiday, down-Dale, with friends of friends and their two English Setters: so I get a "holiday" too. Once more many, many thanks to you all." Derek

27/03/2020

Buckden Gala 2020 - In the light of the current Covid-19 Coronavirus situation, Buckden Institute Committee has decided that Buckden Gala 2020 will not take place on Saturday 20th June as planned.

27/03/2020

West Winds Newsflash - A Farewell message from West Winds. Click here to read

19/03/2020

 

Buckden Coronavirus Support - If you have not received the the leaflet produced by Buckden Parish Council and Buckden Institute it can be downloaded from here.

19/03/2020

Buckden Institute closed - Buckden Institute is closed until further notice. The Easter workshop and the April coffee morning will not take place. The Institute AGM is postponed until restrictions are lifted. The remainder of the Whist season is postponed, and Art Group and  Pilates are cancelled until further notice. Sarah sends her love to the Pilates group and is looking forward to getting back as soon as possible.

19/03/2020

Upper Wharfedale Venturer Covid-19 Coronavirus - Service Update If you have any Coronavirus symptoms or are self-isolating, please do not use the Venturer.

The Venturer is currently running a normal service, thanks to our great drivers. However this may need to change in the event of illness, or changes in government guidance.

If we need to change the service at short notice, we will update our website www.upperwharfedale.com , we will post updates on our @UWVenturer Facebook page.  and tweet - follow us on Twitter at @UWVenturer . To get notice of changes to published timetable by SMS, please text “UWB Update” to 07802 350699

19/03/2020

The George - Update - In view of the current coronavirus outbreak we felt that it would be useful for us to outline our position at The George:

1. As long as we are allowed to remain open we are planning to do so.

2. In recognition of helping to minimise the potential spread of the coronavirus in addition to continuing to observe exemplary hygiene practices in our kitchen and throughout The George (We have once again been awarded the highest level 5 for our hygiene standards) we have taken the following actions; a) We will allow a maximum of 20 people at any one time in our bar and restaurant - dependent upon table configuration. b) There will be no sitting at the bar allowed - we will be offering primarily table service. c) We endeavour to ensure appropriate distancing between separate parties within the pub. d) Our outside tables have been configured to allow 2m between separate parties. 

3. Watch this space as we are hoping to announce a menu for takeaway food and delivery as required for those self isolating and indeed anyone within the local community.

4. We are keeping up to date with Government announcements but please do bear in mind the advice regarding your own health and circumstances and don’t any unnecessary risks!   

We would like to wish you all a safe passage through the uncharted times that we are facing and thank you for your continued support.

Jackie Ed Sarah and Scott and George x

14/03/2020

 

Dalesbus Update have announced that the introduction of the  summer DalesBus timetables, due to start at Easter weekend, is to be delayed until further notice due to the outbreak.  They will aim to commence these services as soon as possible after the government guidance on social distancing and non-essential travel are eased, whenever that may be. They have also warned that i’s likely that our Sunday service 874 to Buckden will need to be suspended shortly As always the latest updates on bus and train services in the area will be available on www.dalesbus.org and on Twitter @Dalesbus

14/03/2020

 

Elections cancelled - The elections planned for Thursday 5th May have been postponed until 2021

14/03/2020

 

Buckden April Quiz & Skittles cancelled In the light of the developing Covid-19 coronavirus situation, and the proportion of vulnerable people in our community, the Institute committee has decided not to hold either the April quiz, or the Skittles evening scheduled for 4th April. Buckden Singers rehearsals have been cancelled until after Easter. We will continue to monitor the situation regarding other planned Institute events. Please could other hall users consider their own events & activities in the hall, and ensure good practice with regard to infection control if events go ahead.

14/03/2020 

 

Upper Wharfedale Bus - volunteer cashier needed - Due to retirement, UWB is seeking someone to take over the role of cashier. This involves topping up the float in the bus once a week, cashing up for the week's takings and depositing the money in the bank. If you might be interested, please call Pete on 01756 761155

14/03/2020 

Tearoom and house contents sale Friday 20 and Saturday 21 March 2020 11am-4pm Furniture, display units, catering and kitchen items, crockery, pictures, lamps, books, curios, CDs and LPs, garden items. Also jams and chutneys. All at reasonable prices and ready to go… West Winds Tearooms, Behind the Buck Inn, Buckden, Upper Wharfedale - Click here for details including Covid-19 precautions

14/03/2020

Kettlewell Film Night The March film night at Kettlewell Village Hall has been cancelled. The will be no further film nights until further notice.

08/03/2020

 

Parish Council Meeting cancelled  The meeting of Buckden Parish Council scheduled for Monday 9th March will not take place as the meeting would not be quorate.

08/03/2020

 

Coffee Morning - Buckden PC The March coffee morning will be held on Saturday 14th March from 10.00 - 12.00. The coffee morning will be hosted by the Parish Council - the PC AGM will take place at 11.30 with a review by the Chair.

08/03/2020

 

Moor View - Yorkshire Post article Click here to read a nice feature on Moor View  from the Yorkshire Post, including an interview with Victoria.

02/03/2020

Buckden Gala – save the date: This year’s Buckden Gala will be held on Saturday 20th June, 12.30 - 4.30pm; fell race, sheep show, dog show, children’s races, crafts, grand draw, beer tent, and hot and cold refreshments.  A great Dales afternoon out – make sure to put it in your diary!

02/03/2020

 

Thursday Walk - March The March Thursday Walk on Thursday 5th March  will  be to Gordale Scar via Janet's Foss  Click here for details

02/03/2020

 

Bingo at the Buck Saturday 7th March. Pie & Pea Supper In aid of St Michael and All Angels, Hubberholme. Click here for details

02/03/2020

Buckden Institute AGM The Institute AGM will be held on Tuesday April 14th. If you are interested in standing for election to the committee, please have a word with Peter Vetch - or any other committee member

02/03/2020

 

Buckden Village Institute - Social events for your diary  - The will be a skittles night on Saturday 4th April. On Saturday 1st August we will celebrate Yorkshire Day with a "Yorkshire Evening" with Yorkshire themed food and entertainment

02/03/2020

 

UWRSG - BIASAN banner Students from Richard Hargreaves English class for refugees have made a banner to thank the people of Upper Wharfedale for the gifts which have been sent including snug packs, Christmas gifts and toiletries, household goods  and clothing, as well as donations of money. The banner will be on display in the Institute for a couple of weeks before being moved to other village halls in the area.

02/03/2020

 

BBC Big Sofa Challenge BBC Look North presenters will be coming through Buckden on Saturday March 7th at around 15.30 as part of the Big Sofa Challenge, pulling and pushing a sofa for eight days to raise money for Sport Relief. Following on from the Big Sofa Challenge of 2018 which raised a very impressive almost £200,000, Harry Gration, Amy Garcia and Paul Hudson will pull and push their red sofa 100 miles including up some of Yorkshire’s biggest climbs.

02/03/2020

 

Parish Council Elections  will be held on on Thursday 7th May. If you wish to stand for the council you must submit a nomination paper between Monday 30th March and Wednesday 8th April. After this deadline has passed, if there are more nominations than thee are seats on the parish council, there will be an election. If there are the same number of nominations or fewer than there are seats, all those validly nominated will be elected unopposed. Please note that Nomination papers must be submitted in person. Click here to download a nomination form; click here for guidance on standing as an independent candidate; click here for information about what happens after the declaration of results; click here for information about candidate spending. More information will be available at the Parish Council Coffee Morning on Saturday 14th March in the Institute.

02/03/2020

 

Lent Lunches 2020 During the season of Lent a weekly lunch and period of discussion and contemplation is held in each of the parishes in our benefice. Hubberholme church will be hosting a lunch of soup, bread and cheese on March 17th from 12.00 noon until 1.30pm at the Institute and on March 31st in the Buck Inn. Details of the topics under discussion can be obtained from the vicar

02/03/2020

 

Annual Church Meeting The Annual Church meeting 2020 will be held on 1st April at
7.00pm in Kilnsey Village Hall. All residents of the parish are cordially invited to attend to hear what is likely to happen in the coming
year.

02/03/2020

Easter Workshop Tuesday, April 7th run by Sarah Perry of Buckden at a cost of £10 per person to be held in the Institute from 10.00am until 12 noon. All materials and refreshments included Further details from Josie

02/03/2020

 

Easter Lilies - Easter Lilies in Hubberholme Church Easter is a celebration of new life and resurrection, so we would like to make it extra special by inviting you to sponsor a lily (at, say £3 each) to give thanks  for a person or significant  Please send cheques (payable to Upper Wharfedale and Littondale  PCC) to Avril Harrison at 'Ghyll End', Beckermonds, Buckden, BD23 5JL, along with your dedication(s)

02/03/2020

 

Electoral Roll - Upper Wharfedale and Littondale Parish - The Parish is revising its Electoral Roll at this time. If you would like to add your name to the Electoral Roll prior to the Annual Parish Church Meeting (APCM) there are forms at the back of all four churches of the Parish

02/03/2020

 

Updale Sale and Refreshments May 25th Bank Holiday Monday - 'Updale Sale and Refreshments' at Buckden School Room. If when you are spring cleaning you have any good quality books, bric-a-brac, etc. that you
are willing to donate to this event, please contact Deirdre.

23/02/2020

Thanks to Gordon - Many thanks to Gordon Kilvington who has spent many hours in atrocious weather in recent weeks clearing gullies to make our roads safer. Many thanks Gordon - we all appreciate it

23/02/2020

 

Buckden Quiz Night Sunday 1st March in  The Buck Inn. Get your seats from 7pm; Quiz starts 7.30pm Everybody Welcome. £2.50 per person. Proceeds to The Air Ambulance & Buckden Village Institute   For more details call Linda & Keith on 761019

23/02/2020

 

Buckden - Dark Skies - The National Park is keen to be designated as a 'Dark Sky' environment, Buckden Parish Council support this aim and would like to contribute to helping the Park achieve its ambition. Consequently we would ask all parishioners to review their external lighting and try to ensure it is appropriate for the job it does, checking their lighting is only activated by motion sensors, that the time the lighting is on, is kept to the minimum and that the lighting does not illuminate further than required. For further information please speak with Alan Jones at Barndale.

23/02/2020

 

Wanted - Does anyone have a free standing coat/hat stand which they no longer need and  be prepared to give to Josie for church purposes? See Josie or call 01756 761154

23/02/2020

 

Evelyn Ponsford, former pageant queen - Click here to read the Yorkshire Post obituary of Evelyn Ponsford (née Horner) who starred in Buckden's coronation pageant in 1953, playing the part of Queen Elizabeth 1st. For anyone who has not seen the film of the pageant, it can be found here

23/02/2020 

Buckden Parish Council The Chairman's review at the Parish Council Coffee Morning on the 14th March will be at 11.30am. Parish Council Elections are on the 7th May and anybody wanting to stand should email  clerk@buckden.org  for the nomination papers, which must be submitted between 30th March and 8th April at CDC

23/02/2020

 

Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 7th March 2020. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community! Grassington Community Cinema presents two films each month. One for children and one for Grown Ups. We present ‘Farmageddon’ at 4.30pm and ‘Judy’ at 7.30pm. Support Grassington Hub and Community Library.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  Ask about our Loyalty Discount Scheme. Book in advance either on line or in the Hub and reserve the seat of your choice or pay on the door. All welcome! Children's Film Doors open 4pm Film starts at 4:30pm  Grown Up's Film Doors open 7pm Film starts at 7:30pm Grown Up £5 Child £2.50 Family Ticket £10 (2 adults 2 children) For more information please contact Cathy at Grassington Hub Tel: 01756 752222  Email:  cinema@grassingtonhub.com

13/02/2020

 

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Local Plan 2023-2040: Act Now Consultation No.1 – Setting the Agenda; First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who has responded to our ‘Setting the agenda’ consultation so far. Please feel free to pass on the consultation details to any other organisations or individuals you feel would like to contribute to our new Local Plan. The consultation closes on Friday 14th February 2020. You can complete the survey three different ways: 1) Online 2) By filling in the back page of Dales magazine, December 2019 edition 3) By collecting a survey from our offices in Bainbridge or Grassington or from Sedbergh Library. For more information about the new Local Plan please visit our webpages.

13/02/2020

 

Thursday Walks (previously Anne Newman’s Monday walks) I would like to take this opportunity to thank Anne, from everyone who went on them, for organising the Monday walks for the past few years and wish her well in the new chapter of her life in the West Country. These gentle 4-5 mile walks will continue, but will be on the first Thursday of the month so as not to clash with Pilates. The first one being on the 5th March going to Janet’s Foss Gordale Scar and ending in Malham at The Lister Arms (optional). Further details nearer the time or contact Sandra Kilvington 760246 or 07976855072 or sandrakilvington446@hotmail.co.uk

13/02/2020 

Coffee Morning for Guide Dogs

Message form Lynn - "Thank you to everyone who came to the coffee morning today or donated cakes. We raised £251 for Guide Dogs! hanks again, - Lynn and Steve"

13/02/2020

 

Bingo at the Buck Saturday 7th March. Pie & Pea Supper In aid of St Michael and All Angels, Hubberholme. Click here for details

13/02/2020

 

Kettlewell Film Night The next film at Kettlewell Village Hall is "Downton Abbey" Saturday 22nd February 7.30pm. As usual adults £5 Under 19 £2.50. Bring your own drinks an nibbles. Ice creams in the interval for a true cinema experience.  "The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the king and queen of England soon unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue -- leaving the future of Downton hanging in the balance."

31/01/2020

 

Buckden Gala 2020 - Buckden Gala will be held as usual this year on the third Saturday in June - so please put Saturday 20th June  in your diary. More details and requests for help will follow over the coming months

31/01/2020

 

Buckden Quiz Night Sunday 2nd February in  The Buck Inn. Get your seats from 7pm; Quiz starts 7.30pm Everybody Welcome. £2.50 per person. Proceeds to The Air Ambulance & Buckden Village Institute   For more details call Linda & Keith on 761019

31/01/2020

 

February Coffee Morning Buckden Village Institute; Saturday 8 February 2020, 10am to 12 noon. Raising money for Guide Dogs. Everyone welcome! Click here for details

31/01/2020

 

Recycle It - Loads of goodies on the Recycle It page this week. Click here for details

31/01/2020

 

Buckden Gavel - Graffiti The picture below of graffiti in the lead mine was taken by a friend of Shirley's, Stuart Heseltine, some years ago.  They are carved in compacted sand and dated 1844.

31/01/2020

 

Grassington Community Cinema presents two films each month. Saturday 8th February 2020. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community!  One for children and one for Grown Ups. We present ‘The Lion King’ at 4.30pm and ‘Downton Abbey’ at 7.30pm. Support Grassington Hub and Community Library.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  Ask about our Loyalty Discount Scheme. Book in advance either on line or in the Hub and reserve the seat of your choice or pay on the door. All welcome! Children's Film Doors open 4pm Film starts at 4:30pm Grown Up's Film Doors open 7pm Film starts at 7:30pm Grown Up £5 Child £2.50 Family Ticket £10 (2 adults 2 children). For more information please contact Cathy at Grassington Hub. Tel: 01756 752222  Email: cinema@grassingtonhub.com

22/01/2020

 

John Morton On Wednesday 15th January 2020, John Morton of Buckden Village Shop, died suddenly. His funeral is taking place at Skipton Crematorium on Wednesday 29th January at 11.40. Our thoughts are with Gordon Lee at this difficult time

22/01/2020

 

Buckden Parish Council Coffee Morning Buckden Parish Council will be running the monthly coffee morning on Saturday 14th March from 10 – 12. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the Parish Council and all their work on our behalf. It will also be an opportunity to meet Richard Legge who has paid for the new bench on the green in front of the Buck. Richard was an evacuee at Buckden House as a child, and is looking forward to this opportunity to meet everyone.

22/01/2020

 

Buckden Duck Race - save the date. This year's Duck Race will be held on Sunday 19th July - watch this space for details

22/01/2020

 

St. Valentine’s Dinner & Quiz, in aid of The Parish of Upper Wharfedale & Littondale will be held in Kettlewell Village Hall on Friday, 14th February, 2020, 7 for 7.30pm, bring your own bottle (no bar).  A three course meal will be followed by a Quiz; tickets, at £17.50, available from Sue Nelson 760887, Verina Bishop 760235 and Kathryn Butterfield 752975.  Come as a couple, come on your own, come with friends – all are welcome.  Tables for six can be booked in advance – contact Sue Nelson on number above. Please state any special dietary requirements when purchasing ticket.

22/01/2020

 

Call Me Dusty  A play with music by Derek Webb about the life of Dusty Springfield. Saturday 6th June 2020 at 7.30pm in the Octagon Theatre, Grassington. Click here for details

12/01/2020

Buckden Coffee Mornings - yesterday's coffee morning was very successful, raising £277 for refugees. Revised dates for coffee mornings for the next few months are as follows:

Saturday February 8th

Saturday March 14th

Saturday April 18th

12/01/2020

Christmas pics - more pictures from Chrsitmas celebrations in the parish - Christinggle making in the school room and the Epiphany procession in Kettlewell. Click here to view

12/01/2020

Kettlewell Film Night Film nights are here again. The next film at Kettlewell Village Hall is on 25th January. 7.30pm. "Red Joan"

English born Joan Stanley, a Soviet and communist party sympathizer, becomes employed as a British government civil servant, and gets recruited by the KGB in the mid-1930s. She successfully transfers nuclear bomb secrets to the Soviet Union (Russia), which enables them to keep up with the west in the development of atomic weapons and remains undetected as a spy for over a half a century. As usual adults £5, under 19 £2.50. Tickets available from the village shop or on the door. Bring your own drinks and nibbles.

12/01/2020

Grassington Coffee Morning Saturday 18th January at Church House in aid of the Chitepani Trust (Nepal) 9.30 - 12.00. Cakes, Tombola, Raffle. Donations welcome

04/01/2020

 

The Buck Inn are shutting for a week from Monday 6th January. They all need a bit of a rest after a hectic Xmas and new year! Open as usual the following week

04/01/2020

Buckden Quiz Night Sunday 5th January in  The Buck Inn. Get your seats from 7pm; Quiz starts 7.30pm Everybody Welcome. £2.50 per person. Proceeds to The Air Ambulance & Buckden Village Institute   For more details call Linda & Keith on 761019

04/01/2020

 

UWRSG Coffee Morning - Buckden Institute  Coffee morning on Saturday 11th January in aid of refugees. A  coffee morning is held every month  in the Institute and it is a chance to raise funds for charity and to meet others in the local community while enjoying excellent homemade cake and biscuits.  For those who would like to defer breakfast or have an incentive for a walk, there will also be cheese and ham filled croissants to start the day (the weather forecast is due to be dry). Click here for a poster.  Please come, and please publicise it. 

04/01/2020

 

Buckden Burns Night Fourth Buckden bi-annual Burns’ Night Dinner will take place on Saturday  25th January 2020 in Buckden Village Institute. Tickets £15 each. 7:30p.m. start. Traditional Burns’ night meal, piping the haggis, raffle, Scottish country dancing, open mic Scottish karaoke & any other performances welcome. Kilts or other tartan dress is desirable but not essential. Please let us know if you require a vegetarian meal. Email Liz liz_dawson@sky.com to reserve your places. 

04/01/2020

 

Buckden Carol Singing Thank you to everyone who donated to the carol singers on Christmas Eve and a special thank you to those who sang! Donations are still coming in but we are likely to have made around £210, which will be split evenly between Alzheimer’s Research, Cancer Research and Skipton Food Bank.

04/01/2020

 

YDNPA New Local Plan Launch of Consultation No.1 – Setting the Agenda December 2019 marks the beginning of the consultation process for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Local Plan 2023-2040. We are asking anyone with an interest in the future of the National Park to tell us what you think the most important planning issues are and what you want to see in the new Plan. You can complete the survey by clicking here For more information about the new Local Plan please visit our webpages.  

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