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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:

   
20/11/21

 

Gerry the Postman - You may be aware that Gerry, the postman, has recently retired and his round is being taken over by Mark. Debbie is arranging a village collection for Gerry from anyone who wishes to contribute after his many years of service in this village.  If you wish to contribute please could you let Debbie know by email debbie@beckcottage.com or drop your contribution to her at Fairlawn  in an envelope
20/11/21

 

Royal British Legion poppy appeal Message from David Lusted "I'm sorry that virtually nil notice was given regarding the impromptu  sale of poppies around the village.  In no way did it dent the generosity of those who made their donations. I'm delighted to say that Buckden raised £200. Another great community effort; 'Thank you'. David"

20/11/21

 

Buckden Gala 2022 After two years without a Gala, the Institute Committee have decided that the 2022 Buckden Gala will go ahead, subject of course to any unexpected developments in the course of the pandemic. The Gala will be held, as is traditional, on the third Saturday in June – so please put Saturday 18th June 2022 in your diaries.  Click here  to watch a short video which we hope conveys something of the character and atmosphere of this special event, please. Go to Click here  for more details about the Gala and The Institute.
08/11/21 Buckden Bonfire - Message from Peter Breen

"On behalf of the PC I would like to say how grateful we are to everyone who helped to make the bonfire get together a success and to all those who turned up to enjoy it.  I was also delighted that the absence of fireworks did not deter children from coming.  I was sorry not to be there but, as many of you know, I'm recovering from surgery.  Hope to see everyone soon".

08/11/21 Institute Coffee Morning A reminder to book your places for the  Institute Coffee Morning. Saturday 13th November in the hall. Coffee / Tea / Cake / Biscuits. Places are limited due to Covid security measures. There will be two slots: 9.45 – 10.45     &     11.00 – 12.00   * Booking Required * Admission: £3.00 to cover coffee and cake. Please email coffee@buckden.org  or call 01756 761155 to reserve a place and indicate which slot you would prefer. Book early to avoid disappointment
08/11/21

08/11/21

 

Lynn Thornborrow returns to Buckden (briefly)…Lynn is paying a flying visit to Buckden on Friday 12 November and would like to catch up with friends and neighbours of old for coffee at the Buck Inn. Please do drop in from 12 noon onwards – Lynn says it would be great to see you and hear how things are in the dale

02/11/21 Buckden Parish Council - November The November meeting of Buckden Parish Council will be held on Monday 7th November 2021 at 7pm at Buckden Village Institute . Click here to download the agenda
30/10/21

Buckden Bonfire The bonfire is going ahead on Friday 5 November at 6.00 p.m. The Parish Council sees this as an opportunity for residents to get together for a social occasion in a relatively safe outdoor location.  It will be a Jacob's Join with liquid refreshment provided in the form of mulled wine and a selection of soft drinks.  Please feel free to start building the bonfire on the Green on the usual site - no rubber or mattresses please.

30/10/21 Buckden Village Quiz - The Buckden Quiz will take place on Sunday 7th November at The Buck Inn, Buckden. Please note new start time. Take your seats from: 7.15 p.m. Quiz starts:  7.45 p.m.  Entry fee - £2.50 per person In aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Further info – email: quiz@buckden.org
30/10/21

 

Buckden Village Institute - Coffee Morning The next Institute coffee morning  will be on Saturday 13th November. Coffee / Tea / Cake / Biscuits. Places are limited due to Covid security measures. There will be two slots: 9.45 – 10.45     &     11.00 – 12.00 Admission: £3.00 to cover coffee and cake.  *Booking Required* Please email coffee@buckden.org or call 01756 761155 to reserve a place and indicate which slot you would prefer.
30/10/21 Refugee Collection Message from Anne Vetch: "We were delighted with and overwhelmed by the amount of winter clothing donated across the community in our churches and schools for the refugee collection. We were able to take two full minibus and three full car loads to PAFRAS and YORKSHIRE AID in Leeds. Very many thanks to all who donated or helped in any way at all."                    
30/10/21 Christmas Workshop - Unfortunately the Christmas Craft Workshop planned for the 16th November has had to be cancelled.
30/10/21 PFCC Commissioner Election The election for the new Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner will be held in the Institute on Thursday 25th November
30/10/21

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival The Scarecrow Festival AGM will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday, November 16 at Kettlewell Village Hall. Social distancing rules will be in place. After two years of Covid disruption the festival is at a major crossroads, and the AGM will be making decisions about the future of the event. The organisers are keen that members of the community attend the meeting and share their views. Click here for details

30/10/21

 

November Link - Click here for the November Link which this month has a theme of "Saints of old"
30/10/21 Dales Bus Winter Timetable - Dales bus are now running their Winter Sunday Timetable - click here to download
14/10/21 Buckden Parish Council - October The September meeting of Buckden Parish Council will be held on Monday 18th October 2021 at 7pm in Buckden School Room . Click here to download the agenda
14/10/21

Buckden Sunday Walkers - 24 October  Looks like the last walk of the season except for a possible Christmas Special.  John Milnes has volunteered (under duress) to be a guest walk leader for this event starting from Carperby.  Meet at the Buck at 10.00 or Carperby village green at 10.30.  Usual self catering applies. Please let Robin know if you intend to attend in case of late changes. robin.davidson3232@gmail.com

14/10/21 Music at the George True North - acoustic covers band are playing again at The George - outside under cover from 15.00 to 17.00 on Saturday 30th October. Reserve a table for up to six people for just £10 to enjoy great songs of the last six decades. Please  call to guarantee a table
14/10/21 Buckden Village Quiz Good to see so many people at Sunday's quiz in the Buck. The next quiz will be on Sunday 7th November, so make a note in your diary.
14/10/21 Wild Ingleborough Walks Click here for more info on the Wild Ingleborough project and guided walks
05/10/21 Buckden Village Quiz - The October Quiz will take place on Sunday 10th October at The Buck Inn, Buckden. Take your seats from: 7.00 p.m. Quiz starts:  7.30 p.m.  Entry fee - £2.50 per person In aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Further info – email: quiz@buckden.org
05/10/21

Buckden Thursday Walkers (weather permitting) 7th October 2021. A circular walk via Attermire Scar & Victoria cave. Meet outside The Buck Inn for departure by 10:00 am. Car sharing; About 4 miles (max.). Easy walking, with one short moderate section.  Bring a picnic and something to sit on! (Could be damp).  If wet, eat/shelter in Victoria’s Cave. Leave room for cake & hot chocolate at ‘The Folly’ later. Dogs welcome, but there may be sheep & cows. Please pass on this information to others who might be interested. For further information: Contact Sandra - 01756 760246 or David - 01756760877

05/10/21

 

Eyes on the Bog The National Trust is working with the Yorkshire Peat Partnership to restore and monitor blanket bogs on our Dales properties and as part of this we are looking for volunteers who might be interested in helping to carry out the monitoring.  Click here for a poster which explains in more detail what we are trying to achieve.  Training will be provided If anyone is interested.  If you’d like to ask any questions about this, or take part in the monitoring, please contact Peter Katic on peter.katic@nationaltrust.org.uk
05/10/21

Craft Workshop for Christmas  Led by Sarah Perry ex of Buckden. She will teach us the art of making Christmas goods (with items to take home). Light refreshments. Tuesday 16th November at 10.30 in Buckden Village Hall.  £10 per person but note places  are limited. This is a fundraising event for the Parish by Hubberholme Church. Ring Josie Cowpe  01756 761154 to book. Click here for poster

05/10/21 October Link - Click here for the October Link which this month has a theme of "Afghanistan"

 

05/10/21

Agatha Christie & Art Deco History Wardrobe and cream tea! Seductive, sensational and chic, this stunning fashion presentation celebrates the life and times of the Queen of Crime with the added twist of a mystery to solve. Characters from Christie's era are brought to life through dramatic readings and dazzling Deco fashions from the 20s & 30s - dainty day dresses, beaded 'flapper' frocks and sweeping evening gowns. Discover just why Mrs Christie's life was as interesting as any novel, from her work in the world of archaeology to the drama of her eleven-day disappearance. Lucy Adlington’s History wardrobe has earned countless plaudits over the years as evidenced by the enthusiasm UWALS’s booking of them elicited.  Join us for an entertaining afternoon and cream tea, visiting a time before COVID! Thursday 4th November 2021 Kettlewell Village Hall 2pm. Tickets £12/£15 UWALS members/non-members, includes cream tea. Please email uwalsociety@gmail.com or telephone 01756 770051/770350 to reserve your ticket.

05/10/21

Hubberholme Church Fund Raiser To all book readers. Buckden School Room Porch now has books on a bookshelf. These books are available for people  to take  in exchange for a donation to Church funds.  Money can be put in the honesty box  which will be emptied regularly.

05/10/21 Cancer Research Fund Raiser  On Sunday, 17th October there will be a Coffee Morning and Cake Stall at Buckden School Room in order to raise funds for Cancer Research. The event will run from 10.00am until 4.00pm (or until all the cakes are gone!) and any baking donations will be gratefully received. Please drop them off for Janet Mudd at the Buck Inn (761933) or with Deirdre Halsall (760296). Thank you in anticipation for your support.
21/09/21

 

Buckden Parish Council - Casual Vacancy There is now another casual vacancy on the Parish Council. Click here  for details
21/09/21

 

Buckden Parish Council - Change of meeting date Please note that the BPC meeting in October will be on Monday 18th (and not Monday 11th as previously advertised). The meeting will be in the School Room
21/09/21 Buckden Village Institute - Coffee Morning In aid of Manorlands Saturday 25th September.  The Saturday coffee morning events will restart this month. Proceeds to Manorlands in memory of BVI Committee member Derek Green, who died earlier this year. Coffee / Tea / Cake / Biscuits / Raffle. Places are limited due to Covid security measures. There will be two slots: 9.45 – 10.45     &     11.00 – 12.00  Admission: £3.00 to cover coffee and cake.  * Booking Required* Please email coffee@buckden.org or call 01756 761155 to reserve a place and indicate which slot you would prefer.
21/09/21 St Michael & All Angels Harvest & Patronal Service Hubberholme Harvest & St Michael & All Angels Patronal Service will be held on September 26th at 9.30am.  Donations of items can be made at the church on Saturday September 25th and just before the service. We feel unable this year to hold our usual Harvest Supper and Auction in the Village Institute. As an alternative cash donations for the perishables can be made after the service to be sent to St George's Crypt, Leeds (For the Homeless). Other goods will be taken to Skipton Food Bank. We hope that you will be able to support in some way  our service and these two charities
21/09/21 Afghanistan Crisis - How can I help? Click here for information about how you can take part in a local drive to help, involving the schools, churches and communities of Upper Wharfedale.
21/09/21 UWRSG Update - Click here for the latest news from the Upper Wharfedale Support Group, including details of the recent presentation given by Stella as well as a variety of information about the refugee crisis, and about local involvement
21/09/21 Kettlewell Churchyard wins award The churchyard in Kettlewell has been declared the "best in North Yorkshire" in the CPRE Best Churchyard competition. Click here for details
11/09/21

UWB Job Vacancy - Part-time Paid driver Upper Wharfedale Bus are seeking to recruit a part-time paid driver to drive the Venturer from the start of November. One and half days (~13.5 hours) per week. To download the job advert and details on how to apply, please click here.

11/09/21 UWRSG Refugee presentation Stella Perrott will give a Zoom briefing on the current refugee situation, l0cally, nationally and globally on Monday 13th  at 7.00 p.m. The title of the session is Refugees - Making sense of the situation and how you can help" For details - click here
10/09/21

Buckden Parish Council - September The September meeting of Buckden Parish Council will be held on Monday 13th September 2021 at 7pm at Buckden Village Institute . Click here to download the agenda

10/09/21 Buckden Sunday Walkers - Due to staffing difficulties (holidays) there will be no walk in September. The October walk may be delayed until the 24th - watch this space for details
10/09/21

Hubberholme Church – Churchyard tidy up  Two mornings are planned to do some work to tidy up the two churchyards. The main job is the annual cutting of the rough grass areas to the side and back of the church but we will also get a few other things tidied up. The main tools needed will be strimmers and rakes for the grass and loppers for cutting trees etc back. We should also have the Kettlewell strimmer / mower to help get the grass down. The proposed dates are: Wednesday 6th October and Saturday 9th October from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm, as mid-week is better for some people but Saturday will be better for others. You are of course welcome to come to both! If you are planning to go please tell Keith Jeddere-Fisher, so that the work can be planned appropriately.

10/09/21

Buckden Singers meet again - Buckden Singers met to rehearse together again last night - the first time for 18 months. The choir is rehearsing at church for the time being, to allow for social distancing. Great to see everyone again....and to welcome some new members.

22/08/21 Buckden Village Quiz - The first Buckden Quiz of the new season will take place on Sunday 5th September at The Buck Inn, Buckden. Take your seats from: 7.00 p.m. Quiz starts:  7.30 p.m.  Entry fee - £2.50 per person In aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Further info – email: quiz@buckden.org
21/08/21

 

Buckden Village Picnic - An informal village picnic is planned for Sunday 29th August on the village green, from 12.30 p.m.  Bring your own picnic, drinks, cutlery, seats etc.
21/08/21

 

Buckden Walkers Thursday Walk  2nd September 2021 - A circular walk via Attermire Scar & Victoria cave, above Settle Easy walking, with one short moderate section. Click here for details

21/08/21

 

UWRSG - Afghanistan Crisis - Click here to read a write-up from Stella about how people can help with the Afghan refugee crisis
21/08/21

 

Buckden Singers Latest Recordings The final pieces from our lockdown recordings are now available on YouTube. The links are below. The choral suite ‘A Lasting Peace’ is produced as one continuous piece linked together by commentary. Athenry speaks for itself! The recordings were mixed by Richard  Reeday and the video produced by Anne Vetch. Anne writes: "Maintaining a choir of some sort during lockdown and producing the stuff we have done has actually been a great achievement and I am very proud of and grateful to everyone who has contributed in any way. It will however be good to sing together as an ‘in person’ choir again and welcome back all our members."

Click here for: A Lasting Peace

Click here for: Fields of Athenry

21/08/21

 

Buckden Village Institute Revised Covid Measures The Institute Committee met this week to discuss and agree the updated risk assessment and principles for use of the hall, in the light of revised government guidance, advice from Community First Yorkshire, and the current levels of vaccination and infection in Craven. On this basis it was agreed that there should be some limited relaxation of the Covid Secure measures. Click here to read a summary of the Covid Security measures for the hall. This approach will allow some further activities to restart, albeit potentially in modified form. Others activities (e.g. Buckden Singers) will have to take place in larger venues, simply due to the numbers of people involved.

The committee is keen to encourage use of the hall however, and for the remainder of 2021, the hall will be available free of charge, for use by local individuals and groups . Anyone interested in booking the hall should email hall@buckden.org. Event organisers will be supplied with a  copy of the updated Risk Assessment and Covid 19 Special Conditions of Hire.

Watch this space for details of upcoming activities and events.

28/08/21

 

Buckden Coffee Morning - There will be a coffee morning in the Institute on Saturday 25th September - details to follow
28/08/21  September Link  Click here to read the September edition of The Link
28/08/21

 

Buckden Knit & Natter The Knit and Natter Group will resume on Tuesday 7 September. The group meets at 11 Dalegarth, Buckden between 10.30 and 12.30 each week – the ability to knit is not required, just come along, join in the chat and enjoy a coffee! New members will be very welcome; if you would like more information ring Sue on 760877.
28/08/21

 

Buckden Whist Whist starts on Wednesday 15 September, and then held fortnightly in Buckden Village Hall. Doors open at 6:30pm and play starts at 7pm; there is an entry charge of £3:50 including supper. The evening is light-hearted, with the emphasis on good company! Newcomers will be made very welcome by all our ‘regulars’. If you would like more information ring David on 760877.
28/08/21

 

Clement Roebuck Charity - Change of date & area - The Trustees of the Clement Roebuck Charity have extended the qualification area and application closure date for the cottage on Conistone Road, Kettlewell. Applications are now invited from Littondale as well, and the closure date for applications is now 20th September. Click here for details
21/08/21

 

 

Live Music at the George Message from Ed "Just a heads up that on Saturday 28th August we are having an acoustic set of favourite covers from the last six decades performed by the duo True North. The music will start at 15.00 and finish at 17.30 and will be performed ' under canvas in our beer patio. To help cover the cost we have 8 tables of six available to reserve for the afternoon at £30 per table - which includes the first pint of beer , lager, cider, small wine or soft drink for each guest included in the price . If reserving a table please advise how many guests will accompany you ( min two and max six guests). Dependant upon uptake we will also take reservations for single guests who are happy to share a table with up to five others at £5 per head. We will be continuing to operate table service only to maximise enjoyment whilst staying safe. For making a reservation or for any questions just give Ed , Jackie or Sarah a call on 760223 Cheers Ed"

10/08/21

 

Buckden Parish Council - Extraordinary Meeting There will be an extraordinary meeting of Buckden Parish Council on Wednesday 18th August at 7.00 p.m. in the Institute. Click here to download the agenda
10/08/21

Buckden Sunday Walkers 15 August.  This Sunday's walk is being led by Martin, starting from the Cross in Askrigg.  Meet at The Buck at 10.00 to share lifts or at Askrigg at 10.30.  Usual self catering required.  Weather so far looks good.  Walk details from Martin:   Walk to Bainbridge past the railway station and the Fors Abbey site, then follow the River Bain to Semerwater and then cross to Cubeck below Addlebrough. Down to Worton and back to Askrigg across the meadows. I estimate it to be about 8 miles, difficult to work out the ups and downs but no more than  150.meters.

05/08/21 Buckden Parish Council - August The August meeting of Buckden Parish Council will be held on Monday 9th August at 7.00 p.m. in the Institute. Click here to download the agenda
05/08/21 The George Inn - Message from Ed "Hi Folks. Just to let you know that for the safety of our customers and staff at The George we are continuing to observe pre 19th July restrictions and would like to thank all our Buckden friends for your positive feedback in this regard. On Saturday 7th August Martin Francis our favourite folk singer has agreed to do a small gig for us from around 8.00 until 10.30pm. To ensure adequate ventilation this will be held outside and under cover. We will be taking bookings for diners as always from 6.00 to 7.30 so if you are wanting to stay for the 'gig' please be sure to specify an outside table. We will also aim to reserve tables for those just wanting to listen to the music from 8.00 ( each table can seat up to six people). Food and drinks will continue to be exclusively table service, so we hope this will  enable us to enjoy some excellent live music without compromising our safety.Drop us a line or give us a call if you would like to join in. Cheers - Ed, Jackie, Sarah, Scott and George"
05/08/21

Clement Roebuck Charity - The Trustees Of Clement Roebuck Charity will shortly be having a bungalow for rental on Conistone Road, Kettlewell. Initially this property will be available only to Retired Persons living in the Parishes of Kettlewell with Starbotton, Buckden and Conistone with Kilnsey. Only persons not owning their own property will be considered. Anyone interested in applying should contact the Trustees of the above Charity by Letter only explaining their circumstances to the address below before the 28th August 2021.The Trustees of the Clement Roebuck Charity, c/o Hideaway Cottage, Middle Lane, Kettlewell, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5QX

05/08/21 The  Link - August  - Click here to read the August edition of The Link
05/08/21 Recycle It - New Items listed on the Recycle It page this week. Click here for details
19/07/21

 

Buckden Parish Council - Vacancy Message from Peter Breen - "Buckden Parish Council is actively seeking to co-opt another member to complete the 5 person team.  No qualifications are required other than being resident in or owning property within the Parish boundaries and it doesn’t matter how long you’ve lived in the Parish; it only matters that you care about its upkeep and future and enjoy being part of a team.  We meet once a month on the second Monday of the month at 7.00pm in the Institute.  The duties are not onerous and are shared out according to people’s skills with due attention to their other commitments.

I would be happy to talk, on an informal basis, to anyone interested in joining us.  Send me an email p_a_breen@btinternet.com or give me a ring on 01756 760817. Peter Breen Chairman, Buckden Parish Council

19/07/21

 

Upper Wharfedale Venturer Face-coverings still required on the Venturer after 19th July. In the light of the current high levels of Covid infection across the country, passengers will be required to continue to wear a mask when travelling on the 72B Venturer  after Monday 19th July. This decision has been taken to protect the passengers and staff by mitigating as far as possible the risks identified in our updated risk management plan.
19/07/21

 

Buckden Singers - new song released Probably the Zoom Choir's finest achievement so far has to be this: our own ‘Song of Hope’, inspired by Rita Baxter from Starbotton. Members of the zoom choir sent in ideas around their feelings during lockdown to myself and Rich which we translated into some words: Richard then wrote the music: we recorded, and he mixed the final version. Hey presto a four-part rendition of the piece we have written collectively, matched with appropriate visuals. A positive mindset during this pandemic has been hard; our ‘Song of Hope’ goes some way towards bringing a collective optimism and joy. Click here to enjoy!
19/07/21

 

Buckden Singers - September Click here to read a message from Anne to current and former members of Buckden Singers, as well as anyone who might be interested in joining
19/07/21

 

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

19/07/21

 

Manorlands Garden Party Wednesday 18th August 2-4pm in a large garden on the outskirts of Grassington. (Click here for Poster) This eagerly anticipated event in support of Manorlands Hospice was sadly missed last year so we anticipate a big demand for tickets. Order your tickets £7.50   from Graham Walter Tel 760337 email graham.walter@hotmail.co.uk

19/07/21

 

Grassington Players need sunflowers!! Grassington Players have the World Amateur Premiere of “Calendar Girls. The Musical” to be performed in Grassington Devonshire Institute  from 25th. September to 2nd October 2021. For this they need a plethora of Sunflowers, so we want to include the whole community, from the very young to the very old!

They are asking people  to make sunflowers in any media, any size, in order to fill the Town hall with sunflowers! If you are growing sunflowers, and they are surviving until the show, can they have those too please? Your contact for Grassington Players is Mary Wilkinson, Tel: 01756 752740 / 07979149019 marywilkinson066@btinternet.com Please let them know what you are doing, and your progress. Can you bring the ones you have made to Grassington Hub and tell us how many real ones By Friday 10th. September - Thank you

07/07/21 Buckden Gala - hold the date - correction Thank you to Barbara for pointing out that the date of next year's Gala will be Saturday 18th June (rather than the 20th as previously stated)). Please put the correct date in your diaries!
07/07/21 Buckden Parish Council - July The July meeting of Buckden Parish Council will be held on Monday 12th July at 7.00 p.m. in the Institute. Click here to download the agenda
04/07/21

 

Licensing of the new Vicar The Licensing Service for the new Vicar, the Rev Tom Lusty, was held on Monday at St Oswald’s Church, Arncliffe. The ceremony was attended by the Bishop of Ripon, the Right Rev Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, the Archdeacon of Richmond and Craven, the Ven. Jonathan Gough, and other guests as well as Tom's family. Pictures from the service, the Bishop’s sermon and Tom’s response to his welcome, can be found on a special Licensing Service page on the church website - click here to view

04/07/21 Buckden Thursday Walks This month’s Thursday walk will be on Thursday 8th July as a number of people were unable to make 1st July. The walk is a circular route, approximately 2.5 miles along the banks of the river Swale in Swaledale near Reeth. We will park at the Dales Bike Centre in Fremington (no charge) where there is a Cafe and Cakery! waiting for us on our return. Meet outside The Buck to leave at 10 am. or meet at the Dales Bike Centre ( DL11 6AW )at 11 am. Bring a pack lunch. Everyone welcome including your four legged friend🐾. For further information contact Sandra 01756 760246 / 07976855072.

The days for the walks for the rest of the season are: August 5th, September 2nd, and October 7th

04/07/21 Buckden Walkers - July Sunday walk 18 July: ( Led by Jayne) The next walk is a 8.5 mile circular route (with 310m climb) in Wensleydale, starting from Carperby and following the Ox Close Road (old packhorse route) before descending into Askrigg.  The return route takes in part of the disused railway line, Woodhall and the Ballowfields Nature Reserve. 

Meet at The Buck Inn at 10am or on the village green in Carperby by the old Cross at 10.30am. Bring refreshments for coffee and lunch stops. It would be useful if you let Robin know if you intend to come. (robin.davidson3232@gmail.com)

04/07/21 Mobile Library - The mobile library will be in Buckden car park on Wednesday 7th July from 10 - 12. There will only be one visit from the library this month
04/07/21 Road closure - 1st July - the Parish Council has written formally to NYCC to complain in the strongest terms that the agreement to let local people though the closures was not adhered to by the contractors. Cllr. Quinn will attend the next PC meeting and the matter will be discussed.
04/07/21 Buckden Gala - hold the date - Next year's Gala will be held on Saturday 20th June (pandemics etc. permitting). Please put the date in your diaries
04/07/21 Car repairs & fabrication in Kettlewell  Cooke Mechanical Services and Tom Lund Fabrication have taken over Rob Close's workshop in Kettlewell. Kris Cooke is doing automotive repairs, servicing and maintenance as well as attending breakdowns and doing recovery. He will also repair "anything else with an engine". To contact Kris call 07444 206067. Tom is doing fabrication, welding, hydraulic pipes and propane gas. Tom can be contacted on 07500 879653
28/06/21

 

Buckden Parish Council - Notice of Public Rights and publication of Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) 2021. Click here to read the Notice of Public Rights. To view the AGAR, please go the to the Parish Council page
28/06/21

 

 

Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation Governing Body - Would you like to help shape the future of our local schools There are 12 members on the Federation Governing Board all of whom are appointed by different constituencies. It is a fascinating and rewarding role and a chance to make a contribution to the strategic direction of our four schools.   From time to time there are vacancies for Parent and Co-opted Governor roles which are open to Parents of children on roll at any of our four schools and to members of the wider community. It would be really helpful to have an indication from anyone who may be interested now or in the future so we can keep your interest on file for when these vacancies arise.  Parent Governor roles are by election amongst parents: co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body. If you are interested and would like further information please contact Anne Vetch, Chair of Governors at cofg@uwpf.n-yorks.sch.uk It would be great to hear from you.

28/06/21

 

 

Buckden Institute AGM - A reminder that the Buckden Institute AGM will be held tomorrow evening (Tuesday 29th June) at 7.00 p.m. Please do come and join us and hear about what is happening with your Institute. If you would like to attend, please email agm@buckden.org and you will be sent the Zoom meeting details. The meeting will last about 30 minutes
23/06/21

B6160 Road Closure between Kettlewell & Starbotton – Monday 28th June to Wednesday 30th June inclusive. We have received notification that the B6160 between Kettlewell and Starbotton is to be closed from 19.00 to 5.00 the following morning, on each of Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th and Wednesday the 30th June. The approved diversion is 65 miles long through Grassington, Pateley Bridge, Middlesmoor, Masham, Middleham and Bishopdale. (It would of course be possible to ignore the diversion and go via Coverdale but even this is some 28 miles). After extensive discussions with NYCC the following email has been received from the Highways department at the council.  

“Good Afternoon Peter. I have spoken with a representative from MakeHappen Group who are undertaking the works on behalf of BT. I explained your concerns to them and they have confirmed that should access be required during the closure periods, drivers should make themselves known to the contractors on site who will then move their works vehicles to allow access as and when needed. I hope this now offers an agreeable solution to the issues you have raised regarding vehicular access. Regards Amy Lyle, Network Co-ordinator, Network Information & Compliance, NYCC”.  

So, if you need to travel on this section of road during the closure periods, you should be able to do so if you ask the contractors to let you through. It would be worth ensuring that any visitors you have staying are aware of this, as they may well not pick it up from local websites or social media

 

12/06/21 Buckden Parish Council The PC meeting for June will be held on Monday 14th June at 19.00 p.m. Please note new start time. Click here to download the agenda for this meeting.

In order to comply with Covid 19 security regulations and guidance, the number of people attending the meetings must be limited. Any member of the public wishing to attend the meetings should contact the Parish Clerk - Laura Jowett - to reserve a place. Laura can be contacted by emailing buckdenclerk@gmail.com

12/06/21 Buckden Village Institute - AGM The Annual General Meeting of Buckden Institute will be held on Tuesday 29th June at 7.00 p.m. on Zoom. If you would like to attend, please email BVI-AGM@buckden.org and you be sent a link to the meeting
12/06/21

More seats on the Venturer In response to greater numbers of passengers wanting to travel, we have increased the number of seats on the Venturer to 11. This complies with latest government advice for local bus services. Please only use the additional seats if either a) the person in the adjacent seat is from your household or support bubble, or b) there are no other individual seats available

12/06/21 Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation - Click here to read the article in the Craven Herald about the success of the new Federation pre-school at Grassington School and the Stay & Play sessions at Kettlewell
12/06/21 Buckden Singers - Another video released The latest offering from Buckden Singers  Spring/Summer programme has been released: -  "There is Peace". Click here to view. It is remarkable that these pieces have been learnt, rehearsed, recorded and mixed without the choir ever meeting in person. To visit Buckden Singers YouTube Channel, click here
12/06/21

UWRSG - Biasan As many of you are aware Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support Group works very closely with BIASAN, the Bradford refugee group (as we do not have refugees in this area). Over the past year, in spite of Coronavirus the contribution of Upper Wharfedale folk has been significant – primarily the provision of food, toiletries, household goods, language tuition and funding for phones. We have also managed a couple of refugee days out for families. It was announced this week that BIASAN has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary of community organisation can receive. It is very well deserved and BIASAN has worked throughout the pandemic to ease the plight of refugees and asylum seekers in spite of having to close its building and work ‘at a distance’. You may be interested in this week’s Craven Herald which highlights Upper Wharfedale’s contribution to the work of BIASAN. Click here to read. BIASAN greatly values the support we give and it is good to know that they believe the community’s contribution is part of their success. If anyone is not on the Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support Group mailing list and would like to be please get in touch with Stella - refugees@upperwharfedale.net

12/06/21 Recycle It - New Item listed on the Recycle It page this week. Click here for details
05/06/21 David the Happy Hiker David has provided an update on his walking exploits - a great success. He writes: "Welcome to Walkshire! A quick update on the walking and fundraising for Yorkshire Cancer Research. I aimed to walk 100 miles in May; I made it to 130 miles by the end of the month – and I’m still adding more. I hoped to attract £250 in donations; to date (4/6/2021) the donations stand at £1, 252 with a further £252 added through Gift Aid – that’s over £1,500 in total and I know of another couple of promises yet to be translated into £’s. I am astonished! That a short, fat, balding octogenarian – and a Southerner to boot – could raise such a sum is truly remarkable, but then I do live in a wonderfully generous community. Thank you. Anyone wishing to follow ‘your’ progress in the fundraising, just click here It is not too late to support this most worthy cause."
05/06/21 Buckden Parish Council - The next meeting will be held on Monday 14th June at 7.00 pm. Please note that this is the new start time for PC meetings in the future
05/06/21

 

Buckden Sunday Walkers  - Sunday 20th June  For the next walk we’re keeping it local with a proposal for a circular walk via Redmire Farm, Birks Fell, Moor End Farm, Kettlewell and returning by the river. Route is approximately 10 miles with 450m climb.  An alternative cut-off allows a 6 mile option for those wishing a shorter route. Usual arrangements: Leave The Buck at 10.30.  Self catering for coffee and lunch stops.
05/06/21 Kettlewell Churchyard Wildlife Watch and Labyrinth Walk Click here for details of the Wildlife Watch and Labyrinth Walk in Kettlewell Churchyard on Saturday June 12th 
05/06/21 The  Link - June  - Click here to read the June edition of The Link
05/06/21 Recycle It - New Item listed on the Recycle It page this week. Click here for details
16/05/21 Buckden Parish Council - Vacancy Would you like to be a parish councillor and help to make the parish of Buckden a better place to live? There is currently one vacancy on Buckden Parish Council because the term of office of the councillors has come to an end.  These vacancies have been caused because of an insufficient number of people from the parish standing for election. The council can now fill the vacancies by co-option, which is a process whereby the council considers applications from interested persons and can then select people to fill the seats. If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, please write to the parish council and include a few details of why you would like to become a councillor together with the skills and experience that you have for the role. If you need any information about qualification for being a councillor or just want more information about the role, please contact Laura Jowett, Clerk to the Council at buckdenclerk@gmail.com  or 07859 460535. The closing date for written applications is Sunday 6th June.
15/05/21

 

Buckden Parish Council The annual meeting of the parish council will be held in the Institute on Monday 17th May at 19.00 p.m. Click here to download the agenda for this meeting

The PC meeting for May will also be held on 17th May at 19.30 p.m. Click here to download the agenda for this meeting.

In order to comply with Covid 19 security regulations and guidance, the number of people attending the meetings must be limited. Any member of the public wishing to attend the meetings should contact the Parish Clerk - Laura Jowett - to reserve a place. Laura can be contacted by emailing buckdenclerk@gmail.com

15/05/21 School Update - A brief update on the status and progress of Kettlewell School and the Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation as the Federation celebrates its fourth birthday. Click here to read
15/05/21 Resumption of Buckden Sunday Walkers After a total washout in 2020 the Sunday walks are ready to resume. The government announced on 8 May that the relaxation of Covid rules allowing for more than 6 people to meet would go forward as planned from 17 May. This , however, comes after the Buckden Sunday Walkers usual 3rd Sunday of the month for walking. With this in mind the May walk will be slipped to the 4th Sunday – the 23rd May. Volunteers for leading the remaining walks of the season will be welcomed. As car sharing is not permitted,  the walk will be the 'Yockenthwaite circuit' from the Buck back to the Buck. With, hopefully drinks on return (and some planning of future walks). It is around 9 miles but not much by way of hills and good underfoot if no recent heavy rain. Who is up for it? Usual arrangements. 10.30 start at the Buck. Coffee and lunch break (so bring provisions). All are welcome. If any one is new to this and would like a chat before hand just give Robin or Stella a call on 01756 761 320
15/05/21 David Lusted - Tour de Walkshire - A message from David Lusted: "Dear Friends - ‘Dalegarth Calling’. After the fashion of Adrian Mole, this 81¾ ‘young’ man is seeking your support – for the Yorkshire Cancer Research campaign. I know I have been lucky in terms of good health – thus far – and, when I heard of this fund raising idea, I knew I had the time and energy to help. I have registered to walk 100 miles during the month of May; it will get me into the countryside and away from under Sue’s feet! My ambition is to raise (at least) £250 – a modest sum, but every little helps.  More would be a huge bonus. To any who feel able to support me, please accept my heartfelt thanks; to make a donation of any value, just click here To date, I’ve walked 33.3 miles and feel confident of reaching the target distance. There is absolutely no pressure to donate; a cheery wave if you see me tottering along will be a reward in itself. Thank you. David 
06/05/21

Shirley Leach RIP "Barbara, Pete and family would like to thank everyone for their kind messages, memories and cards which we have received following mum's passing on the 28th April. They have helped enormously in our grief.

Mum's funeral is on Friday 7th May at Lancaster and Morecombe Crematorium but unfortunately due to Covid restrictions we are limited to numbers.

Thank you everyone for your support.

Barbara and Pete xx"

06/05/21

 

Buckden Parish Council Following the uncontested election for Buckden Parish Council, the parish councillors are: Peter Breen, Gill Huck, Peter Vetch & Jane Way.
06/05/21

 

Christian Aid Week 2021 — Celebrating 75 years Christian Aid has been working for 75 years campaigning and fundraising, standing together in solidarity with our most marginalised global neighbours. Changing the world through gifts and action. Reuniting refugees with their families after World War 2, campaigning for the end of apartheid, for Trade Justice and now for Climate Justice.  Climate Justice for people living in poverty on the front line of the climate chaos, losing food, water, homes and family. Every day they have to walk further, dig deeper, build stronger to survive the climate changes they did not create. Christian Aid thanks you for your support over the years and hopes you will choose to celebrate with them this Christian Aid week 10 - 16 May 2021. During these unprecedented times, house-to-house collections will not be happening again this year; go to  www.upperwharfedalechurches.org to access the Just Giving page, or for bank details should you prefer to donate by bank transfer.

Feeling in need of some exercise? Take the Christian Aid 300,000 steps in May challenge to get fit and raise vital funds. Find out more and sign up at caweek.org/steps. If you want to sponsor others to walk, then sponsor the 10 Hour Labyrinth Walk Team event (Saturday 15 May 7am-5pm, Kettlewell Churchyard) by giving your gift www.upperwharfedalechurches.org

Christian Aid Week is a joyful celebration of determination to change the world!

02/05/21

 

Election - 6th May - A reminder that the election for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner will be held in the Institute on Thursday 6th May
02/05/21 

 

Buckden Walkers Thursday Walk on 6th May 2021 Oxenber and Wharfedale Woods at Feizor approx 2 1/2 miles. Another trip to these beautiful woods, full of Bluebells, Primroses, Orchids and Wood anemones. Slightly different arrangements than usual - meet at The Buck Inn at 10.00 am to drive in convoy ( no car sharing on this occasion, unless in a bubble ) over to Elaine’s Tearoom at Feizor LA2 8DF or meet there at 11am. This is slightly earlier as parking will be a premium with us having more cars. Bring a picnic lunch etc but leave room for Elaine’s excellent cakes on our return. Tables to be booked for 2pm. We will be eating outside so make sure you have warm clothing. There will be an option to visit the Hoffmann Lime Kiln at Stainforth on the way home adding about 1 1/2 hours to the day. A worthwhile stop with plenty of parking to see this amazing hidden industrial gem. Dogs welcome. Please let me know if you want to come so that I can book the tables as requested by Elaine. Contact Sandra 760246 or 07976855072

02/05/21

 

 

Buck Inn to reopen -  The Buck Inn will reopen at 12pm on Friday 14th May 2021.​ In accordance with Government guidance until the 17th May there will be outdoor table service only. Bookings are advisable. Opening hours for 14th-16th May will be dependent on the elements. From 17th May the inside will be open again, but please make a reservation where possible To read the full text of Jo & Jeremy's message, click here

02/05/21

 

Christian Aid Week - Christian Aid Week is approaching and runs from 10 - 16 May 2021. Watch this space for details
02/05/21

 

Buckden Singers - New Videos released Two more items from Buckden Singers  Spring/Summer programme have been released: -  "Perfect Day ". Click here to view; and "Dancing Queen". Click here to view. To visit Buckden Singers YouTube Channel, click here
02/05/21

 

Hubberholme Church Friends and Supporters - Quiz Please take part in our Annual Quiz Sheet for Fund raising to support our church as part of our Upper Wharfedale and Littondale Parish. This year our quiz is Named -  The Show, The Place, The Flower & Find the Phrase. Compiled by Josie Cowpe. It costs £1.00 per entry. Quiz Example:  Skopelos mother -- Mamma Mia;  A deer in its home ----  Buckden;  Yorkshire and Lancashire have wars ----Roses; 1666 G.F. of L.----- Great Fire of London. Prize Money - £20. They are available from: Josie  01756 761154,   Sandie   01756 802090,  Deirdre   01756 760296,  The George Inn, Hubberholme, The Buck Inn, Buckden, local businesses and church members. Thank you to all who have supported us in previous years and we hope you enjoy this year's quiz.

02/05/21

 

The  Link - May  - Click here to read the May edition of The Link
02/05/21

 

Starbotton footbridge - For those of you who may have missed it, our Starbotton correspondent reports that the footbridge is now open again (it had been closed due to flood damage
02/05/21

 

Recycle It - New Item listed on the Recycle It page this week. Click here for details
10/04/21

 

Buckden Parish - Annual Electors Meeting The Annual Parish Meeting of electors will take place on Monday 12th April 2021. Whilst convened by Buckden Parish Council, this is a meeting of local electors and is an opportunity for parishioners to have their input into matters that affect the Parish. Monday 12th April 2021, 7.00pm – 7.30pm to be held on Zoom Click here for details

10/04/21 Elections - Thursday 6th May Electoral Services have advised us that the Parish Council Election scheduled for 6th May will not be contested due to the number of nominations. Click here to read the Notice of Uncontested Election.

We have also been advised that there will still be an election that day however, for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

10/04/21 Buckden Parish Council - April The April Meeting of Buckden Parish Council will be held on Monday 12th April at 7.30 p.m. Click here for agenda and meeting details
10/04/21 The  Link - April  - Click here to read the April edition of The Link
10/04/21 Buckden Parish Council - May - As from 7th May, the legislation which permits council meetings to be held on Zoom lapse and accordingly Buckden Parish Council will return to meeting in the Institute with effect from the May meeting. The meeting in May will be on Monday 17th May at 7.00 p.m. The meeting will include the Annual Meeting of the council (as distinct from the Annual Electors Meeting). Due to Covid-19 security measures, the number of people who can be accommodated in the hall is strictly limited, and so if you wish to attend please email our new parish clerk - Laura Jowett - at buckdenclerk@gmail.com to book your place. In the event that the number of people exceeds the available spaces, it may be possible for members of the public to join the meeting remotely (this is permitted by the regulations).
10/04/21 Recycle It - New Items listed on the Recycle It page this week. Click here for details
10/04/21 Sunday bus services to restart Dalesbus services will restart on Sunday 18th April. The 874 runs between Wetherby - Leeds - Horsforth - Ilkley - Bolton Abbey - Grassington - Kettlewell - Buckden; Click here The 875 service runs between Leeds - Otley - Ilkley - Grassington - Kettlewell - Buckden - Aysgarth - Hawes - Click here for details.
28/03/21

 

Buckden Village Quiz: Buckden Village Quiz – online. The next village quiz will be on Sunday 4th April  at 19.30. Details of how to join can be obtained by emailing quiz@buckden.org
28/03/21

 

Dalesbus Services - Update Dalesbus are hoping to reinstate Summer Sunday and Bank Holiday timetable from 18th April, with generally similar times to previously.  Both buses to Hawes will be double-deck operated to provide extra space, but the last return journey will be an hour earlier than usual so as to boost capacity on the busy 16.25 departure from Buckden.  Arriva have withdrawn from all DalesBus services so these services will now be run by First Leeds, First York and York Pullman.
28/03/21

 

Upper Wharfedale Bus Contract Extension - UWB have this week signed a further one-year contract extension with NYCC through to April 2022. NYCC expect to retender the service in Q4 202, for a further four years starting in April 2022.
28/03/21

 

Parish of Upper Wharfedale & Littondale -

Holy Week Online Services  There will  be a series of online services for Holy Week, with a different one for each day except Saturday. Just go to the Home Page of the church website to find them. These will be short, reflective pieces with words, music and visuals on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. They will be uploaded the evening before each day and available on the Church website as normal. Click here to go to the church website. If anyone wants to go back and look over them during the week they will be able to be accessed via our YouTube channel by searching ‘Upper Wharfedale and Littondale Parish’ in the search function on YouTube. On Good Friday there will be a longer service including readings, music and meditative films of all of our Churches. Then there will be a full Morning Prayer Service on Easter Day.

28/03/21

 

 

Buckden Singers - Another new Video released Following the release of "One Day Like This", Buckden Singers have now released the second item from their Spring/Summer programme -  "Love Changes Everything". Click here to view
28/03/21

 

Skipton High Street Closures From Wednesday 14th April, High Street Skipton will be closed between the hours of 10am and 4pm while the market is in operation as was last year to assist in social distancing.  It will be in place every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until restrictions have been removed. There will be a market on Mondays, however as these are always quieter, they will be operating without a road closure.
28/03/21

 

Easter Stall - Kettlewell Don’t forget the Easter Stall in the Lychgate of St. Mary’s Church, Kettlewell on Saturday, 3rd April, from 10.30am in aid of church funds.  Knitted toys; decorated Easter cakes of all sizes; Simnel cakes, chocolate crispie nests; Easter biscuits; fruit crumbles; Easter fudge; Seville orange marmalade; greetings cards; a painting by a well-known local artist; a raffle of an Easter hamper containing most of the above plus second prize of a large Easter egg.

18/03/21

 

Local Government Reorganisation - The consultation on the re-organisation of local government in this area has now started. This is a very important issue for our community, and the Parish Council is preparing a submission. It is very important that residents make their views known, both to the Parish Council and directly through the consultation process. Click here to read a short summary prepared by the Parish Council, which provides an outline of what is happening and how you can get involved.
18/03/21

 

Buckden Parish Council - Notice of Election - Click here for the notice of election for Buckden Parish Council to be held in May
18/03/21 UWRSG - Collection - Message from Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support Group: "Collection of goods for Bradford Immigration and Asylum Support and Advice Network (BIASAN): We have an opportunity for a collection of some household goods and other things for BIASAN. We have an offer of fridges and freezers which means a ’man and a van’ and the possibility of taking a few more things. The needs are very specific: coffee tables, chest of drawer, desks (including a child’s desk), single bed, doubled, bed, carpets, dining chairs and tables (but not big). Blood pressure monitors.  New underwear and toiletries are always needed. And, on the food front any donations of chapatti flour, tinned fish, long grain basmati rice, coffee, lentils and treats e.g. jam, chocolate, sweets suitable for vegetarians and biscuits, are very welcome. As you will remember we were unable to make a collection last Christmas and it would be good if, collectively, we could make up for that loss. We would like to be able to send stuff in the next couple of weeks so any offers would be appreciated very soon. Please get in touch with Stella by email ( refugees@upperwharfedale.net )or by telephone. Also, is there anyone out there with strong arms and a good back who might be able to help with loading the household goods? If so your help would be very much appreciated. Voluntary organisations can continue to work through the Covid restrictions and we will make a safety plan."
18/03/21

 

Cake Competition - The Parish Churches of Upper Wharfedale and Littondale Best Decorated Cake Competition - Click here for details
18/03/21

Manorlands Hospice Sunflower Challenge! After a difficult year of fundraising event cancellations, for 2021 the Wharfedale Support Group for Manorlands Hospice are hosting 'The Sunflower Challenge’. There are 2 parts to the challenge - The Tallest Sunflower and The Best Sunflower Photo (you can do one or both of the challenges) all at a distance! Details here Something to do in these stay at home times with prizes for both children and adults - "Get Sowing"! Click here to download poster

06/03/21 Buckden Parish Clerk - After a number of years as clerk to the Parish Council, Louise Close is moving on to take up a senior position with Skipton Town Council.  Louise has made a massive contribution to the procedures and smooth running of the Parish Council over a long period and will be greatly missed and  we wish her every success in her new job.  With typical dedication, Louise is preparing to help us with the transition to a new Parish Clerk, Laura Jowett, who will take over in April.  Laura is currently the Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer for Pateley Bridge Parish Council and will also be taking over Louise’s responsibilities at Kettlewell with Starbotton Parish Council.  We have been very fortunate to find an experienced and qualified person to take over from Louise and we look forward to working together.
06/03/21 Buckden Village Quiz: Buckden Village Quiz – online. The next village quiz will be on Sunday 7th March  at 19.30. Details of how to join can be obtained by emailing quiz@buckden.org
06/03/21

 

Buckden Parish Council The next meeting of Buckden Parish Council will be on Monday 8th March at 7.30 pm. The meeting will be held on Zoom. Click here for the agenda and joining details.
06/03/21 The  Link- March  - Click here to read the March issue of The Link
06/03/21 Buckden Singers - New Video released Buckden Singers are well into rehearsals of their Spring / Summer 2021 programme. The first completed item "One Day Like This" is now available to watch on YouTube. Click here to view
06/03/21 Kettlewell Churchyard Bird Watch  - Folk of all ages in the parish are welcome to come and do a 30 minute or hour long spotting slot in Kettlewell Churchyard over the week 6-14 March. The church is entering a churchyard competition this May and it is focusing for us how little we know of the wildlife that uses the churchyard.  We need to understand what biodiversity of wildlife we are protecting and feeding so that our management of the churchyard is the best we can make it. Hopefully, there will be doing a broader wildlife watch in June. Click here to see the poster
06/03/21 Recycle It - New Items listed on the Recycle It page this week. Click here for details
12/02/21 Buckden Parish Council - Job Vacancy There is a vacancy for the position of Clerk to Buckden Parish Council. This a part time paid role - 12 hours per month. Please click here to read the job advert; click here to download the job description.
12/02/21  Derek Green - Click here to read Derek's obituary in the Craven Herald. Click here to download the order of service from Derek's funeral at Holy Trinity
12/02/21 

 

Skipton Food Bank - Donations at Skipton Food Bank are down during lockdown. Click here to read about how you can help. Click here to go the Food bank website
12/02/21 

 

Recycle It - New Items listed on the Recycle It page this week. Click here for details
12/02/21  

 

Trip Advisor National Parks "Travellers' Choice" The Yorkshire Dales National Park was rated number one in the European category in Trip Advisor's travellers choice of Nation Parks - Click here to view
31/01/21

 

Derek Green Derek's funeral service is to be held at Holy Trinity in Skipton at 1.00 pm on Tuesday 2 February. Due to the restrictions in place, we already know that alas, there will be no places available at the Church. Derek is to be buried in the Churchyard in Hubberholme and folks are welcome to come to the burial ceremony which will take place at approximately 2.30 pm. There is of course a limit on numbers (max 30 people) and so if you could please let either Lynne or Jackie know whether you are able to attend that would be really helpful.
31/01/21 Buckden Gala 2021 At last week's Institute committee meeting it was agreed that in the light of the current Covid-19 crisis, and the uncertainty of how it will develop over the coming months, the 2021 Buckden Gala will not take place. We hope that it might be possible to hold some form of small-scale local outdoor event later in the summer – however it will be some months before we get a sense of whether this might be feasible, and our priority will be the safety of our community. We are of course hopeful that the Gala will be able to take place in 2022.
31/01/21 Upper Wharfedale Venturer - Service Update We are conscious that in recent weeks there have been an unusual number of service interruptions due to both bad weather and technical problems with the Venturer itself. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this causes to our passengers . Our February service update provides some background on this - Click here to read
31/01/21 February Link - Click here to read the February issue of The Link
31/01/21 Recycle It - New Items listed on the Recycle It page this week. Click here for details
18/01/21

 

Derek Green - Derek sadly passed away peacefully at Manorlands in the early hours of last Wednesday morning. Derek moved to Buckden in 2016, and was the secretary of the Institute. He drove the Venturer from April 2018 until July 2019, when he took early retirement due to his illness. Prior to that he worked for NYCC IPT and was the regular driver of  the Kettlewell school bus for a number of years. He will be missed.
18/01/21

 

BVI AGM  All residents of Buckden parish are invited to the 2019-20 Annual General Meeting of Buckden Village Institute. Wednesday 20th January – 19.00 – 19.30. To get a link to the meeting, as well as an agenda and copy of the annual report, please email agm@buckden.org
18/01/21 Property for Sale? Christopher Winpenny has a  friend who is wanting to buy a property in the area.  If anyone is thinking of selling a property, minimum 2 bedrooms, possibly with a garden etc. why not get in touch with her prior to putting it on the market.  She can be contacted by email on gillhalpin2@gmail.com  
18/01/21 Recycle It - New Items listed on the Recycle It page this week. Click here for details
10/01/21

 

Marjorie Davis Marjorie (Anne Peter's mother) died on 28th December at Craven Nursing Home.  A cremation was held on 5th January,  the service being taken by James, with just a handful of family present due to Covid restrictions.  Ann is hoping that they can hold some sort of thanksgiving at Hubberholme Church sometime in the future but in the meantime any donations for the church in Marjorie's memory may be sent to Brooksmithandson@btconnect.com  (Skipton). Our thoughts are with Ann and her family at this time.
10/01/21 Buckden Village Institute AGM  All residents of Buckden parish are invited to the 2019-20 Annual General Meeting of Buckden Village Institute. Wednesday 20th January – 19.00 – 19.30. This meeting was postponed from last year in the hope that we could hold it in the hall, but this is now not possible in the timescales required by the Charities Commission. Click here for details on how to join the on-line meeting
10/01/21

 

Yorkshire Dales & The Lakes The new series of the TV Series, The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes, will start broadcasting tomorrow night - Monday 11th January at 9p.m. on More4. The programme filmed the Remembrance Day poppy display in the churchyard at Hubberholme. The production manager has written to say that the Remembrance Day episode will be shown on Monday 1st February at 9.00 p.m. (although of course we do not yet know if they have used any of the footage which they shot).
10/01/21

 

Revised Opening hours - Kettlewell Garage and Kettlewell Shop Due to Lockdown, both Kettlewell Garage and Kettlewell Village Store have changed their opening hours. The revised opening times are as follows:

Kettlewell Village Store: 9.00 - Midday - 7 days a week. - Orders can be placed by calling 01756 760221 or online at www.kvsonline.co.uk

Kettlewell Garage: Mondays to Fridays inclusive - from 8:30am until 12:30pm; Saturdays - from 9am to 12pm; Sundays - Closed
10/01/21  Local Plan - Housing The Local Plan discussions have reached the point to discuss  housing growth and when landowners and communities are invited to submit appropriate sites for new development. Click here to read the letter from the National Park about the process, and to access the Consultation website
02/01/21 Seasons Greetings: Wishing all our readers a happy and safe New Year
02/01/21 Buckden Village Quiz: Buckden Village Quiz – online. the next village quiz will be on Sunday 3rd January  at 19.30. Details of how to join can be obtained by emailing quiz@buckden.org
02/01/21 St Michael's Hubberholme A big thank you to all those who dedicated and donated to the Stars at Hubberholme

02/01/21 Buckden Parish Council The next meeting of Buckden Parish Council will be on Monday 4th January at 7.30 pm. The meeting will be held on Zoom. Click here for the agenda and joining details.
02/01/21 The Buck Inn I received the following message from Jo early last week but have only just got round to posting it: "The Buck Inn will be closed until further notice.  We hope to reopen as soon as possible but at the moment we have taken the decision that it is just not the right thing to do for many reasons.  With the looming tier review which will almost inevitably lead to a situation of more areas being subject to tighter restrictions and higher tiers, it is not the right time to risk reopening yet. We wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope to be back really soon. Jo & Jeremy" Clearly, they were proved right by events!
02/01/21 January Link - Click here to read the January issue of The Link
02/01/21 Buckden Singers Christmas Concert - the concert is still available to view on YouTube if you haven't got round to watching it yet. Click here to view
20/12/20 The Buck Inn - Message from Jo & Jeremy "It is with a very heavy heart that we have taken the decision to close from 2.30pm today till 12pm on Boxing Day, after which we will review the situation again.  Throughout the pandemic, hospitality has been very harshly and unfairly restricted, and the new Covid restrictions have seen our festive season trade reduce to practically nothing. It is now not currently viable to keep the pub lit and warm, and to keep our beers and menu as fresh as we have strived to keep them, with such a small footfall of customers. We apologise to anyone who was planning on visiting us this side of Christmas, but we have made the decision that if we can't offer you our best, then we would rather keep our doors closed. We have been trying our hardest to remain positive and upbeat, but sometimes you have to know when to say enough is enough. We would like to thank all of our locals, friends and regulars for supporting us through these very trying times, and we wish you all a very safe and Merry Christmas, and hope to see you all on the other side. Jo & Jeremy xx"
20/12/20 The George New Year Menu - Click here to download the menu for the George Inn on New Year's Eve. Orders are required by Wednesday 23rd December - Tel: 01756 760 223
20/12/20

 

Starbotton footbridge Pete Ramsden advises that the stepping stones at Starbotton can be crossed when wearing waterproof walking shoes when the river level is at 0.4m by the Kettlewell river level gauge (https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/8110).  The stepping stones are by no means dry at this level and can be a little slippery, so cross with care.
16/12/20 Buckden Singers Online Christmas Concert - A reminder that Buckden Singers  Christmas Concert will be available to view online from Saturday 19th December. Click here  for details. A link to the concert will be on the Buckden Singers website from 19.30 on Saturday 19th December. Please do watch if you are able and be part of our Village Christmas, albeit virtually.  We would welcome donations to St George’s Crypt, Leeds, in lieu of admission charges
16/12/20

 

Buckden Village Quiz: Buckden Village Quiz – online. the next village quiz will be on Sunday 3rd January  at 19.30. Details of how to join can be obtained by emailing quiz@buckden.org

A big thank-you to Liz for  organising & running the Zoom quizzes throughout  this year. Great to keep the quiz going in spite of Covid.

Another £125 has been sent to Yorkshire air ambulance from quizzers donations.

16/12/20

 

Buckden Parish Council The Parish Council meeting has been re-arranged for Monday 4th January. Agenda and joining details to follow
16/12/20

 

Ash Die-Back in Wharfedale Click here to read an article form Peter Katic about Ash Die-Back in the Dales, and what is being done about it
16/12/20

 

Message from Lynn & Steve: "To all our friends in Buckden and beyond! Greetings from the land of the red dragon! We hope you will be able to dispel any 2020 gloom with big helpings of turkey and Christmas pudding. As they say around here: Nadolig llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda! Pasia’r ysgewyll! (Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Pass the sprouts!) - Lynn and Steve"
16/12/20

 

Message from Martin & Monica "Very happy seasonal greetings from Brasil. First Martin would like to thank those who met him for a meal/drink the day before he left Buckden, and the many others who sent good wishes. I had a safe journey to Brasil, and it was great for us to be together again after a year’s separation. Weird times! We are in a small town, Lagoa Santa (pop 70,000) an hour by car outside Monica’s hometown, Belo Horizonte (pop 3 million and now nicknamed Bella Horizonte), one hour by plane north of Rio. As many of you know the President is somewhat trumpesque, so not good from a covid perspective, but we are both safe and well, obviously being as careful as we can. We would both like to wish you all as good a Christmas as possible in the circumstances. Covid and Brexit permitting we will be back in Buckden mid April and look forward very much to seeing you all again. Stay safe and well. Martin & Monica"
16/12/20

 

St Michaels - Organ replacement As many of you know, the organ at church has suffered a series of electronic failures and after 50 years of service, it has been decided to replace it with a new digital keyboard. This will use the same speakers as the church PA system, and these have just been upgraded and a new amplifier and control system installed. The replaced items are available for re-using or up-cycling and are listed in the ‘Re-Cycle it’ section – this includes the very rare Allen Organ Gyrophonic speaker cabinets.

16/12/20

 

Recycle It - New Items listed on the Recycle It page this week. Click here for details
05/12/20 Buckden Village Quiz: Buckden Village Quiz – online. There will be another quiz this Sunday (6th December) at 19.30. Details of how to join can be obtained by emailing quiz@buckden.org
05/12/20 The George Inn - Festive Menu To help spread a little happiness and encourage some Christmas spirit the George is offering a Festive Menu on Thursday 17th December . Two sittings one in the afternoon aiming at 13.00 and one in the evening at 19.00.  Two courses £20, 3 courses £25. Click here for details
04/12/20 December Link - Click here to read the December issue of The Link
04/12/20 Buckden Singers Online Christmas Concert - A reminder that Buckden Singers  Christmas Concert.will be available to view online from Saturday 19th December. Click here for details. Please do watch if you are able and be part of our Village Christmas, albeit virtually.  We would welcome donations to St George’s Crypt, Leeds, in lieu of admission charges.

An article about Buckden Singers efforts to keep singing during the pandemic recently appeared in Yorkshire Bylines. Click here to read.  Yorkshire Bylines is an on-line, free, citizen journalism, newspaper for Yorkshire, started in April and has had  over 2 million reads so far from all over the world

04/12/20

Preserve Stall & all things Christmassy at Kettlewell Church Lychgate.  The second lockdown restrictions have made it impossible to hold this event this coming Saturday, 28th November so…  it is hoped to go ahead on Saturday, 5th December from 10.30am to dusk, but please keep an eye on the church website www.upperwharfedalechurches.org  where the very latest information will be available. Jams, chutney, marmalade, mincemeat, mince-pies, Christmas cakes, Christmas puddings and much more. Some items ideal for Christmas presents or your own celebrations, however low key they may be this year. This is in aid of the Church in Upper Wharfedale & Littondale, and we certainly need it!. Everyone very welcome – if only to take a look.

04/12/20 Friends of Kettlewell School - Takeaway Stall Sadly, the Friends of the School  will not be able to hold our Christmas Fair at Kettlewell School this year which has been so brilliantly and generously supported by local families, residents, and businesses for many years. To offer at least a little festive spirit, the Friends of Kettlewell School will host a takeaway stall outside the &then deli in Kettlewell on Sunday 13th December, offering mulled wine and mince pies on a drop-by basis between 2 and 4pm, with all proceeds going to the school. All social distancing restrictions must be observed.
04/12/20 Kettlewell Film Night - The latest Government guidance allows films to be shown again in the village hall. "Military Wives" will be shown on on Friday 11th December. 7.30pm. Only 15 can be seated in the hall socially distanced so if it is over subscribed there will be a second showing on Saturday 12th December. Tickets must be pre booked and are available from Zarina's cafe Friday to Monday 10.00am to 3.00pm, email zarinabelk@gmail.com. or ring 01756 761188. Payment by contactless or exact cash in an envelope. £5 adults. £2.50 under 19. If you require an ice cream during the interval please add £2. Details of how  the hall has been made safe for you will be given to you with the tickets. Sweets will not be available but these can be obtained from the village shop.
04/12/20

 

Buckden Poppy Appeal The ‘last minute’ Poppy Appeal on behalf of the Royal British Legion raised £220. The support of the village for this Charity never fails; even in the face of lockdown. Thank you for your contributions. In addition, the moving display at Hubberholme churchyard by Sandra and Friends, has raised a further £112.

04/12/20 Buckden Cable TV Network - A suggestion has been made that the old private Buckden Cable TV network might be partially decommissioned. We know that Gordon at the shop still uses it but are not aware of anyone else who does. If you still use it, or you know of anyone else who does, please could you let Jimmy know on 760258
04/12/20

Less is more: A report on improving profitability and the natural environment in hill and other marginal farming systems, by Nethergill Associates. Click here to read the summary and download the report, which was authored by Chris Clark and Brian Scanlon

05/11/20 Starbotton Footbridge - the footbridge at Starbotton took some damage during the floods at the beginning of the week and is closed at present
05/11/20

 

Pilates - Sarah Reddyoff has stated doing Pilates classes on Zoom. The first one of this term is tomorrow at 12 noon UK time. You will need a mat or something soft, a band for stretching (or a dressing gown belt will do ) and if you have one, a 7 inch blue ball (like the ones we used in the classes before) Not everyone has one so I make it so the exercises are possible with or with out. The term price is £59.50, this goes until Christmas. The class is run exactly the same as in Buckden I will explain a little more at the beginning of the class. The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89091269803  If you want to join Gill Owen can supply the password as well as Sarah's bank details.
05/11/20

 

Buckden Parish Council This months PC will be held on Tuesday 10th November at 7.30 PM. The meeting will be on Zoom. Joining details are included in the Agenda which is attached - click here to access
05/11/20

 

Hubberholme Church Remembrance Poppy Display The knit and natter group plus friends have all been busily sewing all the knitted poppies from the 2018 display onto sticks to create a swathe of poppies in Hubberholme churchyard, a bit like the ones at the Tower of London. There will also be an outside memorial to those lost who we remember each year, along with a donation box for the Poppy Appeal, which will be emptied regularly. The display can be viewed from Wednesday 4th November for two weeks. At least this is something that we can still do. Thank you in anticipation of your support. Click here to see pictures of the poppies

03/11/20 Upper Wharfedale Venturer - Lockdown We are pleased to announce that the Venturer will continue to provide the 72B service during the forthcoming lockdown, as timetabled. However passengers should note that the lockdown service is provided for Essential Travel Only in line with government regulations. Essential Travel is defined as : travelling to work where this cannot be done from home, travelling to education and for caring responsibilities, hospital GP and other medical appointments and visits to essential retail.
03/11/20 NYCC Covid19 Update - Click here to read the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) information from North Yorkshire County Council:
03/11/20 Local Government Reorganisation - Click here to read an alternative proposal to council reorganisation from the NYCC proposal (see below). This proposal has been developed by local district and borough councils. It is clear that there is wide disparity of views about both the need for reorganisation, and how it should be implemented.

02/11/20

November Link - Click here to download the November Link which focuses on the theme of community
02/11/20

Hubberholme Church Remembrance Poppy Display The knit and natter group plus friends have all been busily sewing all the knitted poppies from the 2018 display onto sticks to create a swathe of poppies in Hubberholme churchyard, a bit like the ones at the Tower of London. There will also be an outside memorial to those lost who we remember each year, along with a donation box for the Poppy Appeal, which will be emptied regularly. The display can be viewed from Wednesday 4th November for two weeks. At least this is something that we can still do. Thank you in anticipation of your support.  

02/11/20

Buckden Singers Christmas Concert Buckden Singers have continued to meet, despite Covid, via Zoom, and are in the process of putting together a Christmas Concert. Congregational Carols, choir pieces etc will all feature. It will have a different feel to it – but it will be happily festive! It will be available to view online from Saturday 19th December. Click here for details. Please do watch if you are able and be part of our Village Christmas, albeit virtually.  We would welcome donations to St George’s Crypt, Leeds, in lieu of admission charges.

02/11/20 Hubberholme Land Letting 2021 As all will be aware the annual ritual and much enjoyed ceremony will not be able to take place, as usual, on the first Monday evening in the New Year. There will be no “race against the candle flame”, therefore we plan to carry out the continued use of the land by written bids – to be sent to, or given to, Avril before Monday, January 4th, 2021. The highest bidder will sign the documentation allowing the use of the 16 acres. If there should be more than one bid, neck to neck, it will be dealt with personally until the highest bid is achieved. Over the past few years the bids have ranged from £450 to £1,000 plus – an open door! So please go ahead and get your bids in to Avril, make good use of the land and support our community – and a Happy New Year to one and all.
02/11/20 The George - Message from Ed Hi Folks As you are probably aware both Jackie and I  last week tested positive for Covid but thankfully have had only minor symptoms and are both out of isolation Monday 2ndNovember. As a precaution we had all staff at The George tested and are delighted to report that all tested negative ( Sarah, Scott and Chloe)  suggesting that Jackie picked the virus up outside of The George.

Notwithstanding this we took the decision to close until Wednesday 4th November as reduced staff could compromise the service we offer. Following our discussions with Track and trace we are  confident that given the precautions we have been taking at The George there is little likelihood that any of our customers would be contacted by NHS Track and Trace. Given the latest lockdown decision we have decided that to open Wednesday and be forced to close Thursday would make little sense. However given we are all facing another month of lockdown we have decided that with effect from Tuesday 10th November we will reintroduce the takeaway "Tuesday Night as Curry Night" to help us all survive the next month. Thanks for your continued support. Keep safe and keep smiling. See you soon - Love to all  - George, Ed , Jackie, Sarah, Scott and Chloe xxxxx

02/11/20 Buckden Village Quiz - the village quiz continues on line once a month. For those who normally participate it is time for another donation to the air ambulance. Please transfer to your donations to BVI for onward payment. If you don't have the bank details they are available from treasurer@buckden.org
02/11/20 Bus Services - The 875 Sunday Bus service will not run from next Sunday (8th November). Any changes to the Venturer service as a result of Lockdown 2.0 will be communicated before Wednesday evening this week.
02/11/20 Chris Clark - Chris Clark, formerly of Nethergill, was recently interviewed by the Nature Friendly Farming Network. Click here to listen to Chris talking about his farming life and why farmers should see nature as a shareholder in their business. Chris and Fi have bought a new farm in North Devon and are hoping to move in at the end of November (Lockdown permitting. Every time I go into the Institute, I am reminded that we have not yet had an opportunity to crack open the wine which Chris and Fi kindly gave to the village as they weren't able to have a leaving do. Hopefully, sometime in 2021 we will finally be able to organise an event to drink it!
02/11/20 A Single Council for North Yorkshire? - Click here to read about North Yorkshire's bid to become a single unitary authority (i.e. getting rid of CDC and the other district councils)
02/11/20 Power Cuts - do you know how to find out more. You can now ring 105 to contact Northern Powergrid. For more details, click here

13/10/20

October Link - Click here to download the October Link which focuses on the theme of community
13/10/20 Churchyard - Message from Keith Jeddere-Fisher: Many thanks to all those who helped to tidy the churchyard on Wednesday. We are planning another session to finish the job for this year on Saturday 17th October, 10am to 1pm. Strimming, raking, tidying. Maximum of 6 people. Please call Keith 760351.
13/10/20 Kettlewell Film Nights Kettlewell Village Hall are looking into the possibility of showing films again. The premises are Covid secure. The purpose of this post is to ascertain whether there would be any interest. Numbers will be limited due to distancing. We would hope to start in November. Please email kwellvillagehall@aol.com or ring 01756 760887 if you are interested. This will all depend on Government guidelines at the time.
13/10/20 Recycle It - Another new item listed on the Recycle It page this week. Click here for details

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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