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22/12/2019 A very Merry Christmas and a happy new year from all the team here at  www.buckden.org - slaving over an array  of hot webservers  throughout the holiday period to keep your local website on-line!
22/12/2019

 

Bus services over Christmas and New Year The 72B Venturer will be running the “Saturday and School holidays” timetable throughout the holiday period, starting Monday 23rd December  through until Monday 6th January (school is closed for staff training that day). The normal “school days” timetable will resume on Tuesday 7th when the children go back to school. There will however be no Venturer service on the three bank holidays: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day. There is no Dalesbus service on any of the Bank Holiday dates either

22/12/2019 Buckden Singers Christmas Concert - click here for pics from Saturday's show - pictures by the www.buckden.org in-house photographic department.
22/12/2019 St Michael's  Hubberholme at Christmas  click here for pics of the Christmas flowers at church - pictures by Christopher Winpenny.

22/12/2019 December Coffee Morning The coffee morning in December raised a total of £216.79 for the Air Ambulance. Many thanks to all those who baked and to those who supported the event.
22/12/2019 New Year's Day Walk All villagers and their friends are welcome. Leaving from the front of the Buck Inn at 11am and finishing at 11 Dalegarth for soup, stollen and mulled wine. It might be boggy in a couple of places; reliable footwear and a stick would be sensible! Dogs welcome on leads. For further information, contact Susan or David on (01756) 760877
22/12/2019 Macmillan Coffee Morning Jane has let us know that the total raised at the Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019 was £26,919,140 (I'm thinking this is probably a national figure - not just Buckden). Macmillan have asked us to pass on a  huge thank you all who took part  being part in the  Coffee Morning this year, and say they simply couldn’t have done it without you all.
22/12/2019 Buckden Parish Council The December minutes are now on the Parish Council page. The next PC meeting will be in February
22/12/2019 Supermobile Library 2020 Click here for a schedule of visits to Buckden by the Supermobile Library during 2020
01/12/2019

 

Buckden Institute Coffee Morning Coffee/tea and cake inn aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance; Saturday 7th December 10 - 12; All welcome - Click here for details
01/12/2019 Buckden Quiz - in the Buck tonight - 7.30 usual Ts & Cs
01/12/2019 Kettlewell School Christmas Quiz - Friday 6th December - Kettlewell Village Hall £5 per adult, children free; Food and licensed bar. 6.00 pm - 8.00 p.m.
01/12/2019 Kettlewell School Christmas Fair - Sunday 8th December 13.30 - 16.00 at school.  Come and support your local school - all welcome
01/12/2019

 

Buckden Singers Christmas Concert  Don't forget to order your tickets -  Saturday 21st December at 7.30pm in Buckden Village Institute. Traditional audience carols and songs with party pieces and usual silliness. Tickets, available from Anne Vetch 01756 760882 or by emailing tickets@buckden.org,  are £8 for adults (including mince pies and mulled wine) and free for children.
01/12/2019

 

Kettlewell Nativity - Wednesday 18th December 4.00 pm starting at church
01/12/2019

 

Buckden Carol Singing around the village. 6.30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Starting at West Winds
01/12/2019 Wine Tasting Evening - click here for Bill's list of the wines that were tasted.
25/11/2019 Anne Newman - Thank you  Anne has asked for the following message to be put on the website "Thank you to all the people who gave me such a lovely send-off at the Buck last Saturday.  I was very touched that so many people had turned up, and astonished that the whole thing had been kept secret, I had absolutely no idea!  I'm installed with my son-in-law for the moment, but once I have my permanent address, I'll let you all know, visitors will be very welcome!"
25/11/2019 Buckden Village Quiz at the Buck The Buckden village quiz started in the early 2000s at the Buck Inn with Chalky as the quizmaster, to generate additional trade on Sunday evenings. In 2006, during the unfortunate stewardship of the Buck by “Lord” Baskerville Hound, the quiz was jettisoned (along with most other aspects of a village pub, including customers). It was therefore decided to hold the Sunday evening quiz in the Institute where it soon became firmly established. During the renovation of the hall last year, Jo and Jeremy at the Buck very kindly agreed to host the quiz (along with other village activities) in order that it could continue. At the end of the renovations, the Institute committee felt that the move back to the Buck had been successful, and that it would be appropriate for the quiz to stay in its original home. Jo and Jeremy were keen to keep hosting the quiz and accordingly the quiz will continue to be held in the Buck as it has been for the last 12 months.
25/11/2019 Buckden Quiz Night Sunday 1st December 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
25/11/2019 Skittles Night Saturday 14th December Tickets £5 . Team and individual prizes. Great fun for all ages & abilities Reserve your place a.s.a.p. Buckden Institute 7.30 pm start. pay on the door- book your place, email skittles@buckden.org 
25/11/2019 Mexican Night at the George Wednesday 4th December due to popular request the return of Mexican evening. 3 courses for £19.95 at the Hubberholme Hacienda. Reserve your table by giving Ed and Jackie  a call on 01756 760223 or drop them an email
25/11/2019 Shared Christmas Dinner - last chance - If you would like to join the shared Christmas dinner at West Winds, please let us know by Saturday 30 November, which is the deadline to allow organisation to take place. There are still a few spaces, so do come if you would like to.
25/11/2019 Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival Over £30,000 was given away last week to fund local groups, the school, the village hall and the church. And we set a date for the Scarecrow Festival 2020. We now need some new blood on our committee. Join us on 20th January for the next meeting of the Scarecrow planning group! Be part of the UK's best-loved scarecrow festival!  20 Jan 2020, 7.30pm, Kettlewell Village Hall.
21/11/2019 Institute War Memorial Unveiling The new memorial in the Institute was unveiled on Monday 11th November by Ann Peters. Click here for the Craven Herald report. Pictures from the unveiling are here

21/11/2019 UWRSG Newsletter - Click here for the latest UW Refugee Support Group Newsletter
21/11/2019

Shared Christmas Dinner Wednesday 25 December 2019 at West Winds, Buckden, from 4pm Communal dinner with people bringing different things to the table… click here for details If you fancy some new company this Christmas, please join us! Click here for details

21/11/2019

Have you made plans for a Christmas cake? Teatime by Lynn at West Winds Tearooms in Buckden is now taking orders for superior home-made Christmas cakes using proper ingredients. If you live between Buckden and Skipton, we can deliver free in time for Christmas, otherwise cakes can be collected from West Winds. Open the attached file for full details. Closing date for orders is Friday 6 December – our Christmas cakes have lots of brandy in them and need time to mature! Click here for details.

21/11/2019 Kettlewell Movie Night The next film at Kettlewell Village Hall is "Yesterday" on 30th November 7.30pm. Adults £5  Under19 £2.50. Bring your own drinks and nibbles.   One day Jack was nobody. Everything was perfectly normal. Until on that one day, a global power outage occurred, affecting everything. The very next day, Jack discovers that he is the only one in the world who remembers The Beatles. Whilst trying to wrap his head around what is happening, Jack finds himself on a journey to figure out what happened on that one night, and to bring back joy and bring back the memory of the one band from yesterday. Cert 12 A
21/11/2019

Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 23rd November 2019. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community! We present for children: ‘Toy Story 4’ at 4.30pm and for grown-ups:  ‘Rocketman’ at 7.30pm. Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  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   

04/11/2019 Institute – War Memorial Unveiling  A reminder that the new War Memorial in the Institute will be be unveiled in a short ceremony at 6.00 p.m. on Armistice Day - 11th November. All parishioners and visitors are invited to join us for this important occasion
04/11/2019

Buckden Village Bonfire Tuesday 5th November to be lit at 6.00pm. Please do not place rubber or mattresses on the bonfire site.  Donations for Fireworks will be collected during the bonfire evening.

04/11/2019

Institute Coffee Morning - this Saturday Following the recent coffee mornings in Buckden Institute, a number of people in the village have suggested that it would be good if these could become a monthly event. The first of these regular  informal coffee mornings for everyone in the village including ourselves, our guests and any visitors will be this coming Saturday 9th November from 10.00 until 12.00. Please come along and enjoy a cup of coffee and a piece of cake in the company of friends and visitors in the village institute. Everyone welcome! Offers of cakes most welcome. The December Coffee Morning will be on Saturday 7th December.
04/11/2019

Buckden Singers Christmas Show will take place on Saturday 21st December at 7.30pm in Buckden Village Institute. Traditional audience carols and songs with party pieces and usual silliness. Tickets, available from Anne Vetch 01756 760882 or by emailing tickets@buckden.org,  are £8 for adults (including mince pies and mulled wine) and free for children.

04/11/2019

Events at the George Wednesday 13th November we are having our first theme night of the Autumn Winter months - 3 course Mexican dinner at £19.95 a head. Just give us a call to reserve your table at the Hubberholme Hacienda -  sombrero not obligatory. Saturday 16th November we are welcoming Martin Francis back for an evening of fabulous folk music. Give us a call to secure a table for dining and prime spot to join in the single my scheduled for about 20.15
04/11/2019 Rock Star visits Buckden. The November edition of The Dalesman, which is out now, includes an interview with Michael Dean of New Model Army. Michael played his very first gig in Tim Boothman’s Old Time Dance Band in Buckden Village Hall. The interview, by local journalist Sebastian Oake, took place in the Institute and the hall gets a good mention and is pictured.
04/11/2019 Dalesbus Winter Timetable The Winter Sunday bus timetable was  introduced in Upper Wharfedale from 27th October, with buses running at similar times to previous years. There are no changes to buses on Monday to Saturday, nor to Sunday buses between Skipton and Grassington. Click here for the Winter Sunday timetable for DalesBus 874 between Wakefield, Leeds, Ilkley, Grassington, Kettlewell and Buckden is attached for your reference.
04/11/2019 NYP Community Messaging Skipton Police are currently seeing a number of scam phone calls doing the rounds  including the caller telling the recipient they will be arrested if they do not pay a fine. Victims are told they owe taxes to HMRC and if they do not pay then police will attend the home address. Do not give personal details, do not press 1. Just hang up.
21/10/2019

 

Kettlewell School - New prospectus click here to view the new prospectus and find out all about our amazing local school
21/10/2019 Abba/Swedish Night Tickets are selling fast for the Abba Night on Saturday 2nd November For  details click here To order your tickets contact Linda Portman linda@keldbarn.plus.com  by 25 October
21/10/2019

 

Wine Tasting Saturday 23rd November Buckden Village Institute Doors open 7pm - Tasting starts at 7.30pm. £15 per person to include: Wine tasting, cheese & biscuits. Hosted by Bill Hanbury; the tasting will involve sampling a good number of interesting wines accompanied by cheese & biscuits. Please feel free to bring your own drinks for after the tasting. Order your tickets from Linda & Keith: t. 761019 e. keith@keldbarn.plus.com; Last date for booking is 15th November to accommodate purchasing wine & cheese

21/10/2019

 

Buckden Quiz Night Sunday 3rd November 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
21/10/2019 Skittles Night Saturday 14th December Tickets £5 . Team and individual prizes. Great fun for all ages & abilities Reserve your place a.s.a.p. Buckden Institute 7.30 pm start. pay on the door- book your place, email skittles@buckden.org 
21/10/2019 Royal British Legion Poppies David, Grace and Jack hope to call during the coming week, after school, with the RBL Poppy Appeal. Alternative sources of RBL Poppy boxes will become available in the Village Store, the Buck Inn and surrounding pubs. If you can support the Appeal by refreshing your Poppies, your help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you
21/10/2019 Coffee Morning - Buckden Institute - Following the recent coffee mornings in Buckden Institute, a number of people in the village have suggested that it would be good if these could become a regular monthly event. On this basis there will be a regular coffee morning on the first Saturday after the first Sunday of each month (this is to ensure it does not fall on the same weekend as the village quiz). The  coffee mornings will run from 10 – 12. The first of these Coffee Mornings will be on Saturday 7th November, so please put it in your diary and come along.
21/10/2019 Recycle It - Loads of goodies on the Recycle It page this week. Click here for details
21/10/2019 News from Westwinds Click here for the latest Westwinds newsletter
21/10/2019

Hubberholme Church Fundraising TV programmes quiz. Thank you to everyone who took part in our fundraising quiz which has been running since Easter.  The winner is Ian McKirdy, who has asked for the prize money to go to the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association. He didn’t give us any further information as to where he lives or how he heard about our quiz, but we thank him all the same. We raised £220 + £20 prize money.  Click here for the quiz answer sheet

01/10/2019

 

Abba/Swedish Night Saturday 2nd November 7.30pm; Buckden Institute; Bring your own drinks; Abba/Swedish dress optional; Doors open from 7pm; Tickets £15; For more details click here To order your tickets contact Linda Portman linda@keldbarn.plus.com

01/10/2019

 

Macmillan Coffee Morning What a fantastic job in a fantastic community… together we raised the amazing amount of £683.80 for the work of Macmillan Cancer Support.    And it was fun! Many thanks to everyone who organised, helped on the day, those who baked, those who ate cake, bought raffle tickets, donated prizes and sent money if they were not able to come to the Village Institute this morning.   Special thanks to the Village Institute Committee for allowing us to use the facilities.

01/10/2019

 

Harvest Supper & Auction Thank you to everyone who helped and supported the Hubberholme Church Harvest Supper and Auction in aid of  St George's Crypt , Leeds, held in Buckden Institute on Tuesday evening . It was a very enjoyable evening , Mr Chris Akrigg was up to his usual auctioneering standard. As a result of everyone's generosity we are able to send £281 to St. George's Crypt to help with their work amongst the homeless. Thank you.
01/10/2019

 

Buckden Quiz Night Sunday 6th October 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
01/10/2019 Kettlewell School Open Morning - Kettlewell School will be holding their Open Morning for prospective parents on Tuesday 8th October from 9.30 - 11.30 For more information click here
01/10/2019

 

Buckden Bonfire - Tuesday 5th November. Items for the bonfire should be brought to the village green no earlier than Saturday 26th November. Strictly no plastic or tyres.
01/10/2019

 

Emergency Calls - Thanks to Keith Jeddere-Fisher who has researched the subject of whether or not it is possible to make emergency calls even when there is no signal. The situation is as follows: Emergency calls can be made on any mobile phone network, not just your own. If you are somewhere where your network doesn't have reception but another does, you get Emergency Calls Only. If no networks have any signal, you'll be told there is no reception and you can't even make 999 calls. The 112 number does link people through to 999, but it only works if you have a signal on your mobile phone. If you have no signal bars on your phone, it will not work.

01/10/2019

 

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival  A huge thank you to everyone for their help during the festival. To our many volunteers on the car park, stalls, in the village hall, our cake bakers, scarecrow builders, our group of heavy lifters and cleaners - we couldn’t do it without you, THANK YOU!

01/10/2019

 

Wine Tasting Evening - Save the date. Bill Hanbury is organising a wine tasting evening for Saturday 23rd November in the Institute. Details to follow, but please make a note of the date in your diaries
01/10/2019

 

Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 5th October 2019. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community! Two films each month. One for children and one for Grown Ups. We present ‘Missing Link’ at 4.30pm and ‘The Keeper’ at 7.30pm.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  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    

01/10/2019

 

UWALS Events Friday 11th October 7.30 at The Octagon, Grassington: UWALS presents Between You and Me -  Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss will give us another hilarious night of words, music and improvisation featuring stories, songs and a musical created out of thin air! For tickets phone 01756 770051 or 770350, email uwalsociety@gmail.com.  £11/£12.50 members/non-members. Friday 29th November 7.30 at The Octagon, Grassington: UWALS invites you to A Winter Wassail with The Penhill Poachers.  Join us for an evening of winter and Christmas music.  This talented group of musicians will be playing covers of folk songs and carols. For tickets phone 01756 770051 or 770350, email uwalsociety@gmail.com.  £10/£12 members/non-members. Friday 13th December 7.30pm at the village hall in Arncliffe  - The Funk Wire Christmas Singalong.  Get into the mood for Christmas by joining in with all the Christmas songs.  Supper provided, you a bottle! Tickets £5 to cover costs and any other profit will be donated to UW Fell Rescue and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  For tickets phone 01756 770051 or 770350, email uwalsociety@gmail.com
22/09/2019 Don't forget...The Harvest Supper and Auction on Tuesday evening this week, and the Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday. Details of both events below.
22/09/2019 Kettlewell School Ofsted After the Ofsted inspection right at the end of last term, the school are now super pleased to continue to be recognised as 'Good'. Well done to everyone involved! This quote sums the school up nicely: "pupils thrive in the caring, nurturing and inclusive ethos across the school’ The full report is now available: click here to read
22/09/2019 Bahamas Coffee Morning - Message from Sara Barraclough "I am very pleased to announce that we raised £840.50 from the coffee morning. The amount raised will be sent by wire transfer to the Bahamas Red Cross  - RBC Royal Bank (Bahamas) Limited. I personally would like to thank all  the volunteers, the lovely donations of baking and the monetary donations.  The raffles prizes from The Buck Inn, Class One, Touched Therapies and those individuals that brought individual prizes.  It was a really lovely morning, with a great atmosphere.  Thank you."
22/09/2019 UWRSG News Letter Click here to download the September newsletter of the Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support Group
22/09/2019 Dalesbus updated timetable - Click here to download
22/09/2019 NYP Community Messaging Do you think police officers on North Yorkshire’s streets should routinely carry Tasers? Please tell Julia Mulligan, your Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, your views at www.telljulia.com 
10/09/2019

 

Bahamas Hurricane Disaster - Coffee Morning Saturday 21st September 2019 10am until 12 noon Buckden Village Institute Tea, Coffee, juice and homemade cakes. Raffle All proceeds towards the Bahamas Red Cross following the Category 5 Hurricane that has devastated Abaco and Grand Bahamas Any questions or donations please contact Sara 07866 539740 - Click here for details. If you unable to attend you can click here to donate.
10/09/2019 St Michael's Harvest Supper and Auction will be held on Tuesday 24th September in Buckden Village Institute; the doors open at 6.30pm for a start at 7.00 pm. This will be a Jacob's Join evening and Chris Akrigg will officiate at the Auction of produce. Fun and inflation guaranteed, all in aid of an excellent cause (St. George's Crypt in Leeds). It will not be too late to bring items 'on the night'.
10/09/2019 Macmillan Coffee Morning - Friday 27 September @ 10am to 12 noon - in the Village Institute, Buckden.  Click here for details
10/09/2019

Buckden Art Group Members of Buckden Art Group are looking forward to the Autumn Term, which begins on Monday, September 9th at 7 p.m. at Kettlewell Village Hall. The August exhibition was a great success with 35 paintings being sold. As a result of donations, £160 is to be sent to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity. We would like to thank all who came to the evening preview. Click here for pictures from the Exhibition (good name for a piano suite - Ed.)  New members are always welcome, and help is at hand where needed. For more information please contact Angela Falshaw.

10/09/2019 Buckden Parish Council - Agenda for September meeting now available - click here
10/09/2019 Christian Aid Week Collection for  Upper Wharfedale & Littondale totalled £1216.99. On behalf of the mums of Sierra Le-one, where our gifts have helped support safer childbirth in the areas most deprived of medical care, many thanks to those who collected and all who donated.
10/09/2019 Knit & Natter will resume after the Summer break at 10.30 on Tuesday, 10th September at 11 Dalegarth, Buckden. We would be delighted to welcome new members to join this friendly group – ability to knit irrelevant – just come along. Please phone Susan on 01756 760877 if you need any further information.
10/09/2019 Kettlewell Cinema Film season is here again. Saturday 14th September 7.30pm. at Kettlewell Village Hall " Fisherman's Friends" Adults £5 Under 19 £2.50. As usual bring your own drink and nibbles. " Fisherman’s Friends, the uplifting true story of the part-time Cornish sea shanty group that hit the big time, is coming to Kettlewell cinema. A feel-good movie on the lines of The Full Monty and Calendar Girls
30/08/2019 Buckden Gala - Meeting - The future of Buckden Gala - The Institute Committee have been reviewing the future of the the Gala in its current form, and have organised a public meeting to discuss concerns and ideas, and canvass opinions. The meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th September at 7.30 pm in the Institute and is open to all residents of Buckden parish. Please make every effort to attend

30/08/2019

 

Buckden Quiz Night Sunday 1st September 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

30/08/2019 Skittles Night Saturday 31st August Tickets £5 . Team and individual prizes. Great fun for all ages & abilities Reserve your place a.s.a.p. Buckden Institute 7.30 pm start. pay on the door- book your place, email skittles@buckden.org 
30/08/2019 Langstrothdale Defibrillator The Parish Council needs  somebody in Langstrothdale, ideally Oughtershaw, to volunteer to provide a site for the defib. It uses the cost of boiling a kettle per year to charge the defib and the council would cover this. Could anybody who is willing to help please contact  Lou on buckdenclerk@gmail.com  
30/08/2019 Recycle It - New Item available  - Single bed Click here for details
30/08/2019 News from West Winds Click here for the West Winds August newsletter

19/08/2019

Recycle It - New Item available  - Gazebo Click here for details
19/08/2019 Grassington Medical Centre Vacancy - Part-time Receptionist/administrator required to work 14 hours per week plus holiday cover (Opening hours range between 8am & 6.30pm) Immediate start Flexibility essential Full Job Description available from Reception on request, email or by telephoning 01756 752313. Letter of application and CV For the attention of Jo Shepheard (Practice Manager) B83624.springslanemc@nhs.net Applications by Friday 23 August 2019 Interviews on Friday 30 August 2019

11/08/2019

 

Refreshments at Scar House - For anyone who didn't know tea, coffee, ice-cream, cake etc. are now available at Scar House (above Hubberholme / Yockenthwaite). Click here for details.

11/08/2019

 

Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll Wednesday 21st August, 2019 Departing from in front of The Buck Inn no later than 6:15pm, to meet at The Three Horseshoes, Wensley, by 6:45.  From there  transport to the beginning of the Stroll at Middleham Bridge.  The walk is a little over two miles.  Non Walkers should meet at the pub for 8pm.  For further information, please contact Julian on 01756 761414 or email  julian.rangeley@gmail.com Please note that Julian has asked for your meal requirements to reach him by Friday 16th.  Click here for menu

11/08/2019

 

Buckden Sunday walk 18 August The weather outlook is not brilliant at the moment but we are proposing a walk skirting West Burton, Aysgarth and Thoralby, taking in Aysgarth moor with a total distance of 9 miles.  Meet at The Buck at 10.30 or ready to walk at The Old School Bunkhouse at the Thoralby / Newbiggin junction at 11.00.  Please let Robin know (tel 01756 761320) if you intend to walk in case of late changes.

11/08/2019

 

Art Exhibition - Article from the Craven Herald about the forthcoming Art Exhibition - click here to read

11/08/2019

 

Church Autumn Clean Up  The PCC need you....to help their somewhat elderly but very willing church members to give the churchyard and inside the church an Autumn clean up.  This is planned for Wednesday 18th September between 10am and 1pm. They have some equipment but please bring along anything you feel will help. If you could spare an hour or so it would be greatly appreciated.  Elevenses will be provided!. Any queries/ideas please contact Keith 760351  or Josie 761154

11/08/2019 Fun Treasure Hunt around Buckden In aid of St Michael & All Angels Sunday 18th August between 2pm and 5pm. This is an event open to adults and children including visitors to the village. The trail will start at the schoolroom and the quiz/trail sheets will be £1. Details on noticeboard
11/08/2019 Buckden Safari Supper Saturday 14th September 2019. Around Buckden starting promptly at 6pm at Buckden Schoolroom where everyone will meet up, have a drink and chat before walking to the first houses for starters. Tickets 20 pounds each  (which will also  include first drink), places limited. To book a ticket ring Megan on 01756 760399. We look forward to seeing you and enjoying a relaxing evening with good food and company. Proceeds to Hubberholme Church funds. Advance booking essential
11/08/2019

Buckden Whist Dates - Buckden Whist dates for Autumn 2019 are as follows:

Sept.  18th;

Oct.    2nd;  16th;  30th

Nov.   13th;  27th

Dec.   11th

All are Wednesdays. Doors open at 6:30pm, for a start of play at 7pm.

11/08/2019 Brame Compression - Robert Brame has been doing some interesting stuff on data compression  - click here for details

04/08/2019

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival This years Scarecrow Festival will be held from Saturday 10th to Sunday 18th August. As always, helpers are needed with stalls, car-parking and teas. Click here for details
04/08/2019 Scarecrow Festival Workshop Today Sunday 4th August 12 - 4pm at Kettlewell Village Hall. Sprucing up the village scarecrows and will essentials for making new ones from scratch, with a little help from the experts!
04/08/2019  Buckden Art Group. The 29th annual exhibition will be held in Buckden Village Institute from Saturday, August 24th until Wednes-day, August 28th. The exhibition will open from 11.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. daily and admission is free, with donations to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity. There will be approximately 150 paintings on view
04/08/2019 First Responders win award Buckden and Kettlewell Community First Responders (CFRs) teams jointly won the Yorkshire Ambulance Trust "Scheme of the Year" regional award for 2019 in recognition of the levels of on-duty coverage provided by small numbers of volunteers in their areas. CFRs are volunteers who are part of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS), providing advance attendance to serve local communities and assistance to the Service which is especially important in rural areas where ambulances may take some time to arrive.  CFRs are only activated by the YAS after a 999 call has been made and an ambulance dispatched and are generally not called upon for accidents or injuries.    Unfortunately, full cover is not possible in Buckden in July  there was on-duty coverage for 74% of the time. If you would be prepared to assist the community by undergoing training and becoming a Responder please contact Robin (Tel. 01756 761320)

04/08/2019 Recycle It - Items for sale - Baby grand piano & a wine rack. Click here for details
04/08/2019  Kettlewell & District Horticultural Society The Annual Show this year in Kettlewell Village Hall is on Sunday 1st September 2019, so do come along and register your entries on Saturday 31st August from 1-30pm-4pm. The schedules are avail-able now in the shop at Kettlewell Village Shop
04/08/2019 NYP Community Messaging Suspicious drone activity: Around midnight time on the 31st of July a farmer from the Austwick area has observed a drone flying around his farm. The drone appeared to be paying close attention to the out buildings around the farm. If you see anything similar please report this via 101.
30/07/2019 Elsie Thornborrow - There will be a thanksgiving service for Elsie at Hubberholme Church on Tuesday 6 August at 1pm, following a private cremation. Donations in lieu of flowers to the British Heart Foundation and the RSPB can be made at the service or through Howcrofts’ Funeral Services at Duckett Street, Skipton BD23 2EJ (01756 792173)
30/07/2019 Skittles Night Saturday 31st August Tickets £5 . Team and individual prizes. Great fun for all ages & abilities Numbers are limited to 35, so reserve your place a.s.a.p. Buckden Institute 7.30 pm start. To book your place, email skittles@buckden.org 
30/07/2019 Duck Race - Click here for pics of the Duck Race. Click here for the Craven Herald. The Duck Race raised £545 for Institute funds - £1.10 more than last year! Thanks to Sandra for organising and to all who helped
30/07/2019 Buckden Singers Concert  Click here for pics of the Buckden singers Summer Concerts which raised £456 for the Institute and a similar amount split between the two churches
30/07/2019 Matt wins Prize - The 2019 Microbiology Outreach Prize has been awarded to Gill Owen's son - Professor Matt Hutchings, University of East Anglia - for his project Antibiotic Hunters, and the way that it has helped to educate the public about microbiology, antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance.
20/07/2019

 

Duck Race - Don't forget that tomorrow (Sunday 21st) is the Buckden Duck Race. Weather will be much better than today, and with more water in the river, we are expecting an exciting  race. Tickets can be bought in advance or on the day - fabulous prizes. Ducks will be released at 3.00 p.m.
20/07/2019 Buckden Singers Concerts Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July - 7.30 p.m. Tickets from Stella (01756 761320) or tickets@buckden.org
20/07/2019 UCI Cycling World Championships. Details of the road closures for the UCI cycling events are now available. Click here for details
20/07/2019 Gala Profit - The profit from Buckden Gala this year was £3,617. A great result - thanks to all all who helped or supported the Gala in any way
20/07/2019 Potholes - well against the odds and only 10 months after first being reported (and 7 months after being paid for by NYCC) the pot-holes have finally been repaired.
20/07/2019 Safari Supper - Please note that advance booking is essential for the  Safari Supper (see post below) on Saturday 14th September  - tickets available from Megan 760399
20/07/2019 Buckden Web-Site - The best bits Prompted by a discussion about the impending Buckden Pike wind-farm developments, talk in the Buck turned last night to reminiscing about some of the more interesting goings-on of the last few years - including the Christmas Lights competition, The Lifebelt Appeal, the ski-resort proposals, the Chinese ban on Ted's dancing and so on. For more recent residents and those of you wanting to remind yourself of the great days of Aloha magazine, click here where you will find links to all this nonsense....and more
14/07/2019 Cllr. John Blackie Very sad news yesterday of the death of John Blackie - John was a fierce champion for Wensleydale and founded amongst other things the Little White Bus. He was a great help to us when we set up the Venturer, and came to our launch in April 2016, in spite of having only been discharged from hospital the previous day. He will be sorely missed. Click here to read the NYCC tribute.
14/07/2019 Buckden Institute Re-opening - Some seventy residents and sponsors celebrated the re-opening of Buckden Institute by John Cowpe on Saturday afternoon. Click here for pictures of the celebrations. Click here for pictures of the renovations
14/07/2019 Buckden Duck Race The Annual Buckden Duck Race will take place on Sunday 21st July at 3pm at Buckden Bridge. Ducks £1 each. Prizes....£30 £20 £10 £5 and a booby prize. We will also be selling our legendary ‘ Hot Dogs ‘Come and enjoy the fun.
14/07/2019 Buckden Walkers Evening stroll– Wednesday 17th July 2019 A circular walk around (parts of) Grassington, starting and finishing at Linton Falls car park (near Linton Church - car park fee of £2:50.) eating afterwards at The Fountaine Inn, Linton. car park fee of £2:50.  Start from the Buck Inn, Buckden, at 6pm with car sharing, or meet at the car park for Linton Falls to start walking at 6:30pm. On this occasion, the advice is not to bring a dog.  (Cows with calves in fields.) Non-walkers should aim to arrive at The Fountaine Inn not later than 8:15pm. The Fountaine will accept food orders on our arrival at the Inn, but if ordering from the main menu please let Doug have your order by Sunday evening.  If you are going to order from their Specials, that will be OK on the night. Click here  to view a sample menu. Please contact Doug by Monday next (at the latest) to let him know how many of you intend to eat; his contact details are:   (01756) 761 703 or email  dougmcl@doug9013.plus.com
14/07/2019 Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk 21st July Due to the Buckden Duck Race (build up to 3.00pm) the Sunday Walk will be a local favourite: up the Raikes to the road, Cray, Scar House, Yockenthwaite and back by the river in time for the race; a distance of 7 - 8 miles.  Meet and walk from The Buck at 10.30.  Hot Dogs will be available at the river-side tent prior to the race
14/07/2019 Buckden Singers Summer Concert Don't forget to order your tickets for the concerts on 26th July (Hubberholme) and 27th  July (Threshfield). Tickets - £8 adults (children free) from Stella tickets@buckden.org or call 01756 761320. For more details please click here.
14/07/2019

Buckden Safari Supper Saturday 14th September 2019. Around Buckden starting promptly at 6pm at Buckden Schoolroom where everyone will meet up, have a drink and chat before walking to the first houses for starters. Tickets 20 pounds each  (which will also  include first drink), places limited. To book a ticket ring Megan on 01756 760399. We look forward to seeing you and enjoying a relaxing evening with good food and company. Proceeds to Hubberholme Church funds.

14/07/2019 First Responders - Langstrothdale - If you need to dial 999 from Langstrothdale it is essentail to state that the nearest Responders are in Buckden. If not, they are liable to call Horton in Ribblesdale, which is no use at all.
14/07/2019 Potholes - latest - NYCC are threatening to temporarily repair this week the four worst potholes amongst the selection of 20 or so on the stretch of road from the Institute up to Ivy Cottage. As Ringway are involved, anything might happen.....other than that the potholes get repaired.
04/07/2019 Buckden Singers Summer Concerts: These take place on 26th July (Hubberholme) and 27th  July (Threshfield). Tickets - £8 adults (children free) from Stella tickets@buckden.org or call 01756 761320. For more details please click here. …. A truly wonderful night on Broadway …then and now.
04/07/2019 Buckden Duck Race The Annual Buckden Duck Race will take place on Sunday 21st July at 3pm at Buckden Bridge. Ducks £1 each. Prizes....£30 £20 £10 £5 and a booby prize. We will also be selling our legendary ‘ Hot Dogs ‘Come and enjoy the fun.
04/07/2019 Buckden Parish Council - Agenda for the July meeting - click here
04/07/2019 Fun Treasure Hunt around Buckden In aid of St Michael & All Angels Sunday 18th August between 2pm and 5pm. This is an event open to adults and children including visitors to the village. The trail will start at the schoolroom and the quiz/trail sheets will be £1. More details next month.
04/07/2019 Recycle It - New item listed - Wheelbarrow - click here for details
04/07/2019

Grassington Community Cinema presents ‘Stan and Ollie’ at 7.30pm. Saturday 6th July 2019. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community! 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! Doors open 7pm Film starts at 7:30pm

For more information please contact Cathy at Grassington Hub Tel: 01756752222   Emailcinema@grassingtonhub.com  

04/07/2019 NYP Community Messaging Burglary in  Kilnsey Overnight between 19:00 on 29th June and 07:00 on 1st July burglary occurred at Kilnsey Trout Farm, if you have any information please phone 101 quoting ref 63 of 1st; The Summer the Lifestyle Challenge is returning for young people in North Yorkshire to take part in. More information: click here; Courier Fraud alert - Click here for details; Other common current frauds: Facebook - scam messages about unexpected cash prizes; HMRC - scam phone calls threatening immediate action.
16/06/2019 Buckden Gala - thank-yous A message from Debbie - our Gala Secretary "A massive thank you to everyone who contributed in one way or another to the Gala yesterday. It was particularly challenging this year with a number of our usual volunteers attending another event, so thank you to those who agreed to do longer shifts on our stalls to help us out.  And a particular thanks to the ladies who stepped in at the last minute to help run the tea tent.  Thanks to Anne for all of her administrative support, thanks to Bev for running a tight ship on the field, and to Ted for entrusting us with his tractor.  Thanks to all of the sponsors, and providers of raffle prizes. And thank you to everyone who helped set up the field on Friday, and who helped take everything off the field on both Saturday evening and Sunday morning. A huge amount of effort goes into organising and running the Gala, but the £3,000+ that it will have raised will go a long way towards keep the village institute running for another year!"

Meanwhile, Bev would like to thank everyone who helped with setting up the Gala field and with putting everything away afterwards.

...and finally we would all like to thank Debbie and Bev for all their hard work coordinating the Gala - it is really appreciated.

16/06/2019 Buckden Gala Pics - Click here for a slideshow of pictures from the Gala
16/06/2019

 

Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll – Bishopdale Wednesday 19th June 2019, guided by Robin and Stella. A 2 mile stroll from West Burton, with a meal afterwards at the Street Head Inn. Walkers should meet at The Buck Inn, Buckden, at 6:00pm to share lifts – or at the memorial on the green at West Burton, ready to walk at 6:30pm. The two mile stroll is generally good underfoot, unless there is recent rain, with only one potentially awkward stile – but there is a short cut. Non walkers should be at the Street Head Inn at 8:00pm and the meal is set for 8:15pm. Anyone wishing to eat should contact Robin with their food order as soon as possible, chosen from the menu (click here) Please be aware that there are 6 Selection areas, from Starters to Grill Selection. Please note: dogs are welcome on the Stroll but can only be accepted in the Bar area at Street Head.  It would be helpful if you could tell Robin if you intend to bring your dog.

06/06/2019

 

Buckden Parish Council - AGAR Please click here to read the notice of publication of the 2019 Annual Governance and Accountability Return for Buckden Parish Council
04/06/2019

 

Buckden Gala – Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to organize or run a stall or similar in whatever capacity. The rota has been completed and sent out. If you haven’t received it you can access it by clicking here or consulting the copies in the Institute window and on the Institute notice board at Heber Farm.

04/06/2019 Buckden Singers summer concerts: These take place on 26th July (Hubberholme) and 27th  July (Threshfield). For more details please click here. …. A truly wonderful night on Broadway …then and now.
04/06/2019

 

Buckden PC Meeting - The June meeting of Buckden Parish Council at the Village Hall on Monday 10th June 2019 at 7.30pm Click here for agenda
04/06/2019 Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk - June

Sunday  16th  June-  a 10 mile walk round Penn Hill from West Burton.  Generally good under foot and a couple of hills but not killers.  Meet at the Buck at 10.30 or the memorial spire on West Burton Green ready to walk at 11.00.  Self catering as usual. It would help if you let Robin know(robin.davidson3232@gmail.com or 01756761320) if you are coming in case of late changes. Walk leaders for the rest of the season are still required.  Please let Robin know if you are able to help

04/06/2019 Buckden Institute - update. The Institute re-opened on Thursday 31st May for the Buckden Singers rehearsal, and yesterday we had our first "external" bookings in the newly re-furbished hall. Given the improvements to the hall the committee has decided on a modest increase in prices - which have been unchanged for a number of years. Click here for details of new pricing
04/06/2019 Kettlewell Craft, Table Top and Nearly New Sale Sunday 23rd June, 12-4pm Kettlewell Village Hall All welcome. If you would like to book a table please contact Melanie on 07872 993806
04/06/2019

 

Kettlewell School - Great Walk The Friends of Kettlewell School, teachers, parents and pupils will be walking the catchment area to raise money for the school. Approximately 24 miles, on Saturday 29th June. If you would like to sponsor them, please contact the school.
04/06/2019 Buckden Pre-Loved Sale - Thank You

Hubberholme Church Pre-loved sale….many thanks indeed to all who helped before, during and after the event on Bank Holiday  Monday (especially the bakers). We had a good day although the afternoon was very quiet, but, we raised £658.27!  Of the goods which were left these were split between the Gala, Refugees, Kettlewell Bag to School and charity shops thereby  benefitting various needy causes.   The remaining  Paris modes  will be available on the church stall at the Gala along with some material and curtains!. Thank you to everyone.

04/06/2019 News from West Winds Click here for the West Winds May newsletter
04/06/2019

Kettlewell & District Horticultural Society Annual Show. Sunday, 1st September, 2019 in Kettlewell Village Hall, 1-.30 - 4pm. Adult Schedule now available here; Children's Schedule available here; biscuit recipe available here

04/06/2019

 

Manorlands Garden Party The annual Wharfedale Support Group for Manorlands Hospice Garden Party is this year at 'Garsleigh'  Wharfeside Avenue, Threshfield . Wednesday 5th June 2pm-4pm by kind permission of John & Amanda Spencer - Strawberry Cream tea, and various stalls. Tickets £7.50 from Catherine Harker 760202 and Graham Walter 760337

04/06/2019

 

Missing motorbike A guy called Geoff Tiffany is trying to track down a motor cycle he sold to an employee of the Buck in 1976 The man he sold it to worked at the Buck but lived in a village nearby. Geoff was short of money at the time and has regretted selling the bike for the last 40 years so he's hoping it's still around somewhere! Please contact info@buckden.org if you can help
04/06/2019

 

NYP Community Messaging - warning of  TV Licence scams using fake websites - be careful
13/05/2019

 

Buckden Institute AGM - The Institute AGM will be held in the Schoolroom at 7.00 p.m. on Friday 24th May. The meeting is open to all residents of Buckden parish, and is your chance to come along and hear what is going on and to have your say. The committee is also appointed at this meeting. Please do try and join us and make yours known.
13/05/2019 Buckden Gala takes place on Saturday 15 June; 12.30-4.30pm; live music, fell race, sheep show, dog show, children’s races, crafts, grand draw, beer tent, and hot and cold refreshments. As usual we would be very grateful for donations of cakes, books, bric a brac, tombola or raffle prizes nearer the time. We are also very grateful for the support that everyone gives us to run this event which raises money to support our thriving village hall. Please do come and join us, as a helper or visitor, to make this another fabulous day!
13/05/2019

Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll  Wednesday 15th May 2019. Meet at Kettlewell Car Park for departure at 6:30pm. This will be another uphill walk of just over 2 miles up and around Knipe Wood - similar to last month without the limbo pole, just one stile!  We aim to arrive at the Bluebell Kettlewell by 8pm for 8.30 pm   Non-walkers are welcome to join us for dinner. Menu below; please let Jan or Graham have your choices by Sunday 12th May Tel 760337. Also let them know if you will be bringing your dog to the pub - dogs are no longer allowed in the newly refurbished restaurant area but Naomi has said she will sort something depending on numbers.

13/05/2019 Cakes for the Gala - due to a conflict of events on 15 June we have a very limited supply of stall holders for Buckden Gala and we are having to find ways of economising how we man the stalls this year.  Therefore some of our usual arrangements are having to change.  We have previously been indebted to local villagers who have made cakes for either/both the cake stall and the tea tent. This year we will be consolidating the two, and cakes will be sold either whole or in portions from the tea tent this year.  We would be really grateful for any donations of cakes this year from our usual cake-makers, but it would be helpful to know in advance what we can expect.  Would any prospective bakers just let Debbie know (debbie@beckcottage.com)or 761024) what they might be able to provide to ensure that we will have sufficient on the day. Thanks in advance.
13/05/2019

Updale Preloved stalls  and refreshments Hubberholme Church Fund Raising Event: Items  which you no longer need and  can donate  are  - clothes, books, bric-a-brac, homeware, plants but no electrical things or large furniture! This will be held in the Schoolroom from 10am to 4pm on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May between 10 and 4pm.  If you have any items to let us have  these can be brought to the schoolroom between 9 and 10am on Saturday 25th May..  To arrange another time please contact Jane Way, 01756 761333, Alison or Angela Falshaw 01756 760259, Sandie 01756 802090 or Josie 761154. And if you could bake a cake or help us out with some biscuits for the refreshment table that would be wonderful!

13/05/2019 Hubberholme Church Fund Raising Now available - the Annual Quiz Sheet – Television programmes past and present £1 per sheet running from Easter to October (chance to win £20 ). Copies available from Josie, Sandie, The George, The Buck or church members. Please help to support us.
13/05/2019

 

UWRSG - Two events in Bradford - The first is an invitation to join the Iftar between 22-24 May in Bradford.  The Iftar is the meal Muslims take to break their fast at the end of each day during Ramadan.  The event at Bradford is an ‘open’ community event for all faiths and none to meet and celebrate with Muslim friends and neighbours. Click here for details The second is an art exhibition curated by BIASAN and Mussaratt (Mo) Rahmen.  Many of you will know Mo from her visits to Upper Wharfedale with BIASAN.  The exhibition runs from 30 May – 11 July. Click here for details Stella is happy to put people in touch with each other, for lift sharing.

13/05/2019 UWRSG – Collection for BIASAN (Bradford Immigrants and Asylum Seekers Advice and Support Network). Last year we sent several car loads of stuff over the course of the summer and it would be good to do so again. Paola who runs the store advises us that the following are needed: • bedding – (mainly) single bed sheets (flat and fitted) mainly, blankets for both single and double beds, pillows, pillow cases, and duvet covers.• crockery - dining plates and bowls; • kitchen utensils - ladles, colanders, potato peelers, kitchen scissors, etc); • cooking implements -saucepans and frying pans as big as possible (but we are also out of any size, so any welcome); • toys and games for children any age. Also, there is a huge need for old laptops for communication, language learning and education. BIASAN has access to someone who can wipe clean and make serviceable old laptops. If you can help please phone either Richard in Littondale (01756 770346) or Stella in Buckden (01756761320
13/05/2019

 

Wanted -A  working vacuum cleaner  for Buckden School Room from anyone who has one they no longer need. The one we had was unsafe and has been removed. Anyone able to help ring Deirdre 01756 760296.

13/05/2019 NYP Community Messaging - Fraud Awareness North Yorkshire Police have launched a Fraud Awareness page on Facebook. The page has been created to serve the residents of North Yorkshire to promote awareness for frauds and scams happening in their area.
The page is named as North Yorkshire Police Fraud Awareness which will be in the results of a search. It is staffed by Fraud Ambassadors from each local policing teams. There will be advice and safeguarding information posted on a regular basis as well as events happening in your area.
13/05/2019 Palm Sunday and Easter Flowers - Pictures Click here for pictures of the Palm Sunday Procession and the Easter flowers at St Michaels. With thnaks to Christopher Winpenny, who took the pictures. If your device doesn't run Flash, try this link
28/04/2019 Institute – War Memorial As we heard at the Armistice Service last year, some time after 1919 it was proposed that a memorial be provided in the village hall to commemorate those men of Buckden Parish who fought and died in the Great War. For whatever reason (probably to do with the Depression) this never happened, but the committee have decided to try and rectify this as part of the redevelopment of the Institute and to mark the centenary of the Armistice with a memorial to the dead of both world wars. To raise funds for this we have submitted an application to Tesco’s “Bags of Help” Scheme.  We have been selected as one of three projects which people will be able to vote for in Skipton Tescos during May and June. Whenever you spend money in Tescos (in store only – not online), you are entitled to a token which you can then use to vote by putting it in the relevant hopper in the Bags of Help voting stand just inside the entrance. From experience you may need to ask for a token when paying at the till – they may not automatically give you one, but don’t be afraid to ask. How much money we get will be determined by the number of votes we receive – so please make lots of trips to Tescos and cast lots of votes!
28/04/2019 Buckden  Quiz The May quiz will be held in the Buck Inn on Sunday 75th May. Doors open 7pm - Quiz starts 7.30pm £2.50 per person. No Jacobs Join. Proceeds to Air Ambulance.   Everybody Welcome. For more details call Linda & Keith on 761019
28/04/2019 Buckden Institute Re-development - Update The building work in the Institute is nearing completion  and will be pretty much complete by the end of this week. The hall will then have to be redecorated - this will start after the bank holiday and will take 2 - 3 weeks. All being well the hall should be open for use again by the beginning of June. We are planning a "Grand Re-opening" for Saturday 13th July, so please keep the date clear in your diaries.
28/04/2019 Buckden Institute AGM - Friday 24th May in the Schoolroom (probably) - watch this space
28/04/2019 Buckden Parish Council - Annual Parish Meeting  -  Monday 20th May 7.00 p.m. in the Schoolroom  - followed by the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council
28/04/2019 NYP Community messaging 21.04.19 Overnight - theft of 2 Quads from outbuildings in Austwick - PO61NBM red Honda & part VRMPN09;  green Honda any info call 101; also attempted quad theft in Bewerley
21/04/2019

Kettlewell Table Top  Event Postponed The Table Top and Nearly New Event , which was to be held in Kettlewell Village Hall on Easter Monday, has been postponed until Sunday 23rd June, 12pm until 3pm.

21/04/2019 Recycle it. The unrepeatable opportunity to acquire remarkable historical artefacts of significant local interest, which was advertised last week, is being repeated this week -  all items available at rock bottom prices. Get in now and beat the London dealers! click here for details
21/04/2019 Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday Buses The summer Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday bus timetable starts this weekend. Services in Upper Wharfedale are generally similar to previous years, but there is now an additional double-decker journey from Grassington up Wharfedale, over Kidstones Pass to Bishopdale and Wensleydale.  The bus will leave Buckden National Park Car Park at 1225, returning from Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes at 1435. Click here for details
14/04/2019

Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll To the woods!   2 miles through Redmire Woods to be precise. Wednesday 17th April 2019 ; Meet outside the Buck Inn, Buckden, for departure at 6:30pm. This is a modified version of the New Year’s Day route – only shorter and far less high – ideal for the start of the Evening Stroll season. Dogs on leads are welcome on the walk – and at the Buck. Non-walkers are also welcome to join us for the meal – aim to arrive at the Buck by around 7:30pm. We hope to eat around 8pm.   Please make a selection from the Menu, below, and let David and Susan know your choice by Sunday 14th. Menu choices (all priced at £10 per head): Shepherd’s Pie: Chicken Tagliatelle: Vegetable Lasagne;  All with chips and vegetables.

14/04/2019

Buckden Sunday Walkers 21 AprilIn spite of 21 April being Easter Day we are still offering a walk to kick off the Sunday season for 2019. We propose leaving the Buck at 10.30, parking on Conistone bridge before setting off at 11.00. The walk should be in the region of 8 -10 miles. Could you please let Robin know if you wish to attend (robin.davidson3232@gmail.com). Walks are generally on the third Sunday of the month but May's date is currently out for consultation due to leader availability.  We will let you know when the rest of the season's dates are confirmed.

14/04/2019 Recycle it. Unrepeatable opportunity to acquire remarkable historical artefacts of significant local interest -  available at rock bottom prices. Get in now and beat the London dealers! click here for details
14/04/2019 NYP Community Messaging On Monday 15th April the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner will be holding a  Police Surgery at Skipton auction Mart from 11Am. Please come and see her
06/04/2019

 

Buckden  Quiz The April quiz will be held in the Buck Inn on Sunday 7th April. Doors open 7pm - Quiz starts 7.30pm £2.50 per person. No Jacobs Join. Proceeds to Air Ambulance.   Everybody Welcome. For more details call Linda & Keith on 761019
06/04/2019

Buckden Parish Council Meeting The April meeting of Buckden Parish Council at the School house on Monday 8th April 2019 at 7.30pm. Please click here for agenda

06/04/2019 May Election - Voter ID Pilot

Craven is taking part in a voter ID pilot at the next local elections on Thursday May 2, 2019. This means all residents will be asked to produce proof of identity in order to be able to cast their vote at a polling station. Residents will need to provide either one form of photo ID, or two forms of non-photo ID, one of which can be a poll card, at the polling station before they are able to vote. For a leaflet summarising the changes click here. For the full explanatory booklet which goes into more detail, click here

06/04/2019 Craft & Flower Workshop 10 am Thursday 18th April – Buckden School Room You are invited to come along and create an Easter Themed Decoration and a Spring Flower Arrangement with materials provided. Don’t worry if you have no previous experience, help and encouragement will be available amongst a small friendly group. Cost £10. If you would like to join us, please phone Sandra on (01756) 760246 or Sue 760877 by Monday 15th so that materials/refreshment can be organised.
06/04/2019 Kettlewell Film Night The April film is "Stan and Ollie" PG. Saturday 27th April 7.30pm.£5 adults. 18 and under £2.50. As usual bring you own nibbles and drinks.
06/04/2019 NYP Community Messaging - Fact sheet about a very common TV Licence fraud, and advice sheet on scam phone calls and emails Click here
06/04/2019

Kettlewell Summer Ball Saturday June 22nd @ 7.30pm. Kettlewell Village Hall. A great night out not to be missed, featuring the return of The Maestros - the all decades super party band and amazing local home grown talent Tickets @ £12.50. Available from Melanie: 07872 993806 or Caroline: 07786 330914 Bar available

06/04/2019 ‘Ma Ma Mia The Party’ comes to the Yorkshire Dales. Saturday, 21st September, Kettlewell Village Hall. All based on the 02 event in London. Go to www.mammamiatheparty.com  to find out what this is all about. Imagine yourself in a Greek Taverna, eating an amazing three course Mediterranean feast prepared and served by the award winning King’s Head, whilst being entertained by a very talented cast of theatrical performers featuring songs from the MaMa Mia films, together with a local Abba tribute group and disco, to dance the night away to all those famous songs. All in aid of charity. Tickets go on sale soon and numbers will be limited. So make sure you save the date now!
30/03/2019 Coffee Morning - Kettlewell School Mothers’ Day Coffee morning today Saturday 30th March, 10.30 until 12.30.  The children will be serving tea/coffee and homemade cake for £2.50 at Kettlewell Village Hall, with a small gift for all the ladies.
30/03/2019 Bin Collection Dates - 2019 Click here for geen & blue bins; click here for brown bins
30/03/2019 North Yorkshire Now - click here for NYCC's newsletter
30/03/2019

 

Fire Service - Priorities The Police and Fire Commissioner is consulting the public on priorities for the Fire Service. I suppose I may be missing something, but personally I would have thought the clue was in the name, and that if you were the Police and Fire Service Commissioner you might reasonably be expected to know what they were - However, if you want to help the Commissioner work out what she is supposed to be commissioning, click here
30/03/2019 NYP Community Messaging - Council Tax Scam The below has received from the National Trading Standards Scam Team: Fraud police receive 100+ reports of new council tax scam – what to look out for 13th March 2019. Criminals are trying to trick victims into handing over their financial details by claiming they're owed a council tax refund – here's what to watch out for.
Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre, says there has been over 100 reports from people getting an email which claims to come from the 'Council Tax & Payroll Service' This scam has been highlighted on moneysavingexpert.com
click here  At the time when council tax bills for the coming year are being distributed, please be aware of this scam
16/03/2019 Volunteers wanted - Kettlewell School Your school needs you! Volunteers are required for a couple of hours a week to help with both the library and the garden at Kettlewell school. Any time you can spare would be greatly appreciated and would help us provide an exciting, attractive  and easy to access learning environment. Please contact admin@kettlewell.n-yorks.sch.uk if you are interested.
16/03/2019 Buckden Village Institute - Update The next phase of the Institute improvement programme is now well and truly underway. The new kitchen and storage area are almost complete and this week the refurbishment of the interior of the hall itself will start. This phase will last until the beginning of May after which the hall will be redecorated. If all goes to plan, the Hall will re-open in mid May
16/03/2019 Easter Flower Arranging Workshop in Buckden School Room. Thursday April 18th Details to follow
16/03/2019 Bank Holiday Monday - 'Updale Preloved Sale and Refreshments' at Buckden School Room. May 27th If when you are spring cleaning you have any good quality clothes, books, bic-a-brac ,etc. that you are willing to give to this event please watch for further details or contact Deirdre (760296 ). Further information will appear in the Link, on the Buckden website and on posters displayed around the village.
16/03/2019

 

Fly-tipping on Seal Bank and Stubbing Lane between Buckden and Cray Could the local person who likes to drink bottles of Weston’s cider and cans of Scrumpy Jack and Strongbow cider please desist from repeatedly fly-tipping the empties along these lanes and in neighbouring fields. The latest clean-up recovered 86 bottles and cans. Anyone using these routes is asked to report any suspicious behaviour to Craven District Council on 01756 700600 or at www.cravendc.gov.uk/cleaner-neighbourhoods or to North Yorkshire Police on 101.

16/03/2019

 

Lost Key - Key found in Buckden car park - if you think it might be yours please email info@buckden.org
16/03/2019  NYP Community Messaging - Several reports of burglaries, 4x4 and quad thefts this month,. As always - be vigilant
16/03/2019 Forthcoming UWALS events 

Maire Ni Cathasaigh and Chris Newman.  Chris Newman is a brilliant English master of the acoustic guitar and Maire is one of Ireland’s most influential traditional musicians, described as ‘the most interesting and original player of the Irish harp today’ and as ‘the greatest Celtic harper of our age’.The will be an entertaining evening of music: a breath-taking blend of traditional Irish music, swing jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions and Chris’s  delightfully subversive wit. Friday 5th April 7.30pm.  The Octagon, Grassington. £10/12 UWALS members/non-members.  Tickets available by phoning 01756 770051/770350 or email uwalsociety@gmail.com 

Streams of Wonder – a lyrical film of The Dales which has attracted recent rave reviews.  This recently commissioned film with no commentary, only evocative music by The Moonbeam Collective and written words, takes you on a reflective and relaxing journey through a landscape which is both awesome and beautiful.  Join us for a pleasant late spring evening which will be enhanced by a glass of fizz and tasty canapés. Wednesday 8th May 7pm.  The Octagon, Grassington. £6/8 UWALS members/non-members.  Tickets available by phoning 01756 770051/770350 or email uwalsociety@gmail.com

Roger McGough: Joinedupwriting.  We are thrilled that Roger has agreed to come along to the intimate space of the Octagon, Grassington in order to entertain us with his poetry. Roger McGough is the author of over a hundred books of poetry for adults and children. Exuberant new collection joinedupwriting ranges from forgotten friendships and the idiosyncrasies of family life to the trauma of war and contemporary global politics. These poems explore the human experience in all its shades of light and dark but always with McGough's signature wit, irreverence and vivacity. This is the nation's favourite poet at his finest. Saturday 27th July 7.30pm.  The Octagon, Grassington. £16/17.50 UWALS members/non-members.  Tickets available by phoning 01756 770051/770350 or email uwalsociety@gmail.com 

Richard Morris. Author, academic and historian Richard will be entertaining us with his stories of Yorkshire including some he couldn’t squeeze in to his hugely successful book “Yorkshire, a lyrical history”. Friday 13th September 7.30pm.  The Octagon, Grassington. £8/10 UWALS members/non-members.  Tickets available by phoning 01756 770051/770350 or email uwalsociety@gmail.com

25/02/2019

 

Buckden  Quiz The March quiz will be held in the Buck Inn on Sunday 3rd March. Doors open 7pm - Quiz starts 7.30pm £2.50 per person. Proceeds to Air Ambulance.   Everybody Welcome. For more details call Linda & Keith on 761019
25/02/2019 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk  Monday 4th March The usual gentle introdction to Monday walks, to Gordale Scar via Janet’s Foss. Meet at the Buck for car-sharing at 10.30am, or at the car park in Malham about 11.15. Bring your coffee for our break beside Janet’s Foss. Lunch/drinks at the Lister’s Arms. Dogs welcome (of course). Anne will email on the Sunday afternoon if it looks as though we’ll need to cancel for inclement weather.
25/02/2019 The George - Folk Night Saturday March 2nd By popular demand Martin Francis is back with a night of traditional, contemporary and self penned folk songs . Give Jackie or Ed a call to reserve a table for dinner to be sure of getting a seat from 6.00 to 7.30, or just come along for a few beers and a great sing sing from around 8.30.
25/02/2019 Single Upper Wharfedale Parish After Sunday March 3rd  service at 12.15  James  will explain the progress in changing to the Single Parish of Upper Wharfedale and Littondale and there will be an opportunity to ask him anything you want to know about it.
25/02/2019

·       Walks for Christian Aid The series of short fun walks for Christian Aid supporters,  will continue on Sundays March 3 and April 7, starting at 1.00pm from St Mary’s, Embsay Click here for details

25/02/2019 Kettlewell Cinema Kettlewell Village Hall Saturday 23rd March  "King of Thieves"; Saturday 27th April    "Stan and Ollie" Adults £5. 18 and under £2.50 Tickets on the door or from Kettlewell Village Shop
25/02/2019 Kettlewell Comedy Night Hit and Run comedy present a comedy night at Kettlewell Village Hall. Saturday 6th April. 3 comedians  Ste Porter (One to watch -BBC) Bren Riley (Incredibly refreshing - Metro) Dom Woodward (Effortless delivery - The Times ) Tickets from Kettlewell Village Shop, Zarinas Cafe, Grassington Hub, or kwellvillagehall@aol.com. Doors 7.15pm Show 8.15pm. Suitable for all. Bar available.
25/02/2019 Buckden Parish Council - The next meeting of Buckden Parish Council will be on Monday 11th March in the Schoolroom
03/02/2019 Buckden  Quiz The February quiz will be held in Buckden Institute on Sunday 3rd February. Doors open 7pm - Quiz starts 7.30pm £2.50 per person. Proceeds to Air Ambulance.   Everybody Welcome. For more details call Linda & Keith on 761019 Jacobs Join Supper. Bring your own drinks
03/02/2019  Buckden Village Institute - Redevelopment The BVI committee are please to announce that the funding is now in place for the next two phases of the redevelopment of the Institute. On Monday 4th February work will start on the kitchen and the storage area outside the kitchen - this work will last until early March. During this period the main hall will still be in use, although the kitchen, storage area and ladies toilet will not be accessible to hall users. In the middle of March work will start on the main hall, and the building will then not be in use until early May. We sorry for any disruption this causes and will try and minimise the impact on regular hall activities.
03/02/2019

 

NYP Community Messaging - Overnight between 29th & 30th January a burglary occurred at Kilnsey Trout Farm & Café. Any information please phone 101 quoting ref 57 of 30th Jan
20/01/2019 Nora Wood 1922 - 2019 Nora's family would like to thank everyone for their cards, letters, emails and personal condolences concerning the death of Nora. Please know that they have been gratefully received, much appreciated and a great help and consolation at this time. The attendance at Hubberholme was overwhelming, and it was lovely that so many could join us afterwards at The Gamekeeper. Many of you will know of Nora's love of flowers and so a huge thank you to all those involved with the floral displays at church. Especial thanks to James, John and Joseph for a wonderful service. We hope this picture helps to show the love Nora had for this community; we certainly felt the support of the 'Buckden family' as well as our relatives and friends from further afield. Jack, Susan, Julia, David, John and all the family

20/01/2019

 

Pilates Taster Reminder - Buckden Village Institute. Monday 21st January. Free Pilates Taster with Sarah Redyoff - sponsored by Buckden Parish Council. Registration 10.45; Session from 11.00 until 12.00. Everyone welcome - open to all abilities
20/01/2019

 

NYP Community Messaging - Don't let a scammer spoil your retirement!  The Pensions Regulator has circulated the following document to advise people on pension scams. The main tactics scammers use are:
1. Making contact out of the blue
2. Making promises of high /guaranteed returns
3. Offering free pension reviews
4. Allowing access to your pension before age 55
5. Pressurising you to act quickly
To read the document, click here  Sheep Worrying: Several incidents have been reported about dogs worrying attacking sheep. If you have a dog and you walk it near sheep then please keep it on a lead.
15/01/2019

 

The George will be closed for their annual holiday Tuesday 15th January until Tuesday 5th February - CLOSED. Open as normal from Wednesday 6th February
15/01/2019

 

Pilates Taster - Buckden Village Institute. Monday 21st January. Free Pilates Taster with Sarah Redyoff - sponsored by Buckden Parish Council. Registration 10.45; Session from 11.00 until 12.00. Everyone welcome - open to all abilities
13/01/2019

 

Nora Wood Nora's funeral will be held on Thursday 17th January at St. Michael's, Hubberholme, at 11:30am.
13/01/2019

 

Buckden Carol Singing Carol singing on Christmas Eve raised a total of £183 which, with Gift Aid added, comes to £228.75. This has been split evenly between Age UK, Bloodwise and Refugee Action. Thank you again to everyone who took part or donated.
13/01/2019

 

UWRSG Update People in Upper Wharfedale have worked hard to make refugees welcome (not hard at all, really; it has been really enjoyable!) and have been very generous with fundraising and collecting goods and gifts for refugees. Click here for the most recent newsletter; click here for an updated fact sheet about refugees.  If there are any updates or news, or plans that you would like some help with, we can still circulate stuff if you email refugees@upperwharefdale.net
13/01/2019

 

NYP Community Messaging A phone scam is doing the rounds where a victim will receive a text message telling them they are either due a refund or have won a prize and then inviting them to click on a link which will then ask for your personal details. This particular message results in the victim unknowingly subscribing to a number of premium rate text services which can then be difficult to opt out of. Please be aware, if a text or email asks you to click a link, proceed with caution. make sure you know who the message is from and if in doubt, delete it

13/01/2019

 

Interested in photography, art, writing, oral history, research and your community UWALS’s new project: Presenting The Past offers a breadth of activities designed to engage the local community in bringing to life The Inman Roberts photographic archive.  This will culminate in an exhibition in the spring of 2020. No experience will be necessary, the project is funded through a Heritage Lottery Grant and training will be provided.  All ages very welcome. Drop in to Conistone with Kilnsey Hall on Saturday 26th January between 10am and 3pm.

13/01/2019

 

Cream Tea with Ian Clayton Yorkshire born Ian Clayton has been a jobbing writer, storyteller and broadcaster for over 30 years. He has written three memoirs: Song For My Father, Bringing It All Back Home and Our Billie Ian believes in the power of story to being people together and he is a consummate raconteur.  We can promise you a very entertaining afternoon, not to mention a tasty cream tea in Coniston with Kilnsey Village Hall  Friday 1st March 2019 2pm start. £6 members, £7.50 non members. (Includes cream tea). Book by phoning 01756 770051/770350 or email uwalsociety@gmail.com Further information: www.uwals.co.uk

06/01/2019 The George - Curry Night How about a spicy change after the festive overload - Sarah is preparing a selection of mouth watering curries for Wednesday 9th Jan .Entree of popadom and pickles, starter of onion bhaji's and fish Pakora and a selection of 20 authentic curries to choose from Korma, Massala, Rogan Josh or Thai Green curries all available with chicken, Beef , lamb, Pork or vegetarian - all 3 courses at £19.95 per person. Reserve your table by ringing Ed or Jackie
30/12/2018

Skittles - Kids and adults Saturday 5th January – Buckden Village Institute Committee welcome all children, local or on holiday in the dale, to take part in a skittles tournament in Buckden Village Institute from 2-4pm. There will be no charge for taking part, and soft drinks will be provided. Children should be accompanied by an adult. If your child would like to take part please can you contact Debbie Roe on 761024 or e-mail debbie@beckcottage.com  There will be a skittles night for adults the same evening starting at 7.30 pm.

30/12/2018

 

Buckden New Year Quiz The January quiz will be held in Buckden Institute on Sunday 6th January. Doors open 7pm - Quiz starts 7.30pm £2.50 per person. Proceeds to Air Ambulance.   Everybody Welcome. For more details call Linda & Keith on 761019 Jacobs Join Supper. Bring your own drinks
30/12/2018

 

New Year's Day Walk Leaving from the front of the Buck Inn at 11am and finishing at 11 Dalegarth for soup, stollen and mulled wine. It might be boggy in a couple of places; reliable footwear and a stick would be sensible! Dogs welcome on leads
30/12/2018

 

St Michael and All Angels - Christmas Pictures - Pictures of the church decorated for Christmas as well as some pics from the Crib Service - Click here to view
30/12/2018

 

Buckden Parish Council - Please note that there will be no PC meeting in January. The next meeting will be on Monday 11th February. For the minutes of the December meeting, please click here
30/12/2018

 

New notice board in Starbotton - Thanks to the generosity of KwS Parish Council and the Scarecrow Committee, Starbotton now has a brand new Noticeboard. It is sited on the wall of the Fox and Hounds by the bus stop and Ian, the landlord of the pub, holds the key. Please feel free to make use of it to advertise local events, businesses and anything else that may be of interest to the village.
30/12/2018

 

Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 5th January 2019. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community!  For children we present ‘Incredibles 2’ at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups ‘Mamma Mia Here We Go Again’ at 7.30pm.  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 
30/12/2018

 

Planned Road Closure Notification - 18676 - Swadford Street, Skipton. The Closure will be in place for a period of 5 weeks between 7th January 2019 and 8th February 2019. Click here to view The Road Closure Notice and any associated Diversion Routes
30/12/2018

 

Precept Consultation - Police Fire and Crime. Prior to setting the precept for Policing and Fire Services, Julia Mulligan - the local commissioner - is seeking views from the community. Click here to give your views
30/12/2018

 

NYP Community Messaging Click here to download some useful crime tips from North Yorks Police
06/12/2018

 

Terry Newman - Terry died peacefully at home on Saturday December 1st. The funeral will be held  at Skipton Crematorium at 12.30pm on Tuesday December 18th. Refreshments afterwards at Herriot's in Skipton; all who wish to attend welcome, Family flowers only, Donations to Airedale A&E. Our thoughts are with Anne and her family at this sad time.
06/12/2018 Theatre trips to Grassington - Further to the previous announcement, Zarina is now organising the first two trips. They are to two Oscar Wilde plays to be live streamed to the Octagon - Click here for details. More detail about the individual productions can be found here. If there is sufficient interest. Zarina will arrange bus transport. Anyone who would be interested in this, should contact Zarina  at zarina@buckden.org
06/12/2018 Fox and Hounds - Anniversary The Fox and Hounds are coming up to their first anniversary and Ian invites you to join them to celebrate at the Fox on Sat 22nd December from 8pm onwards. The Packhorse bus will be available from Buckden and Kettlewell so book your place by calling us at the Fox, look forward to seeing you .
30/11/2018 Buckden Singers - Christmas Concert Tickets are selling fast for the Buckden Singers Christmas Concert so be sure to book your seats now. The concert will be Buckden Village Institute, on Saturday 15th December at 7.30pm: a varied mix of carols and festive songs and entertainment; refreshments included. Tickets for this are priced at £8 per adult: entrance for children is free. Email tickets@buckden.org or call Stella on (01756) 761320
30/11/2018 Buckden Christmas Quiz This months quiz will be held in Buckden Institute on Sunday 2nd December Doors open 7pm - Quiz starts 7.30pm £2.50 per person. Proceeds to Air Ambulance.   Everybody Welcome. For more details call Linda & Keith on 761019 Jacobs Join Supper. Bring your own drinks
30/11/2018 Kettlewell Primary School Christmas Fair Sunday 2nd December, 1.30pm until 4pm Christmas cafe serving mulled wine and hot drinks, mince pies and cakes. Fun stalls, gifts and great raffle prizes. Visit from Santa. Children's crafts. All welcome; thank you for supporting your local school.
30/11/2018 Wreath Making - in aid of Kettlewell School Don't miss wreath-making NEXT Thursday (December 6th) from 7.30pm at Kettlewell Village Hall. £10 entry gets you a pie and pea supper, tea and coffee, expert tuition from crafty person, Laura Appleton, basics to get you started and foliage! Please bring any extra fancy bits, vino and of course, Christmas cheer! Don't miss it! See you there! No need to book, just turn up! All profits go to Kettlewell Primary School. Click here for poster
30/11/2018

 

Buckden Village Institute Building Works - Update Buckden Institute is now back in use following completion of Phase 1 of the works. The will be further disruption next year when we move on to the subsequent phases but for now the hall is available for use as normal. For information, the phases are as follows: Phase 1 - which is what we have just about finished was about creating more space and sorting out storage. It's more or less complete other than the storage area outside the kitchen which we will do coincident with Ph 3 for obvious reasons. Phase 2 - is basically sorting out the interior of the hall (in order to try and sort the damp, condensation and mould problems). That means lining, insulating the walls, plastering, as well as improving the entrance. This phase is still not fully funded, and we are trying to raise the additional funds. (currently we have 50% of what we need). Phase 3 - is sorting out the kitchen - which is funded. We had hoped to do that coincident with Phase 2 - and if we can sort out the Phase 2 funding in the next 2 or 3 months we will be able to. Phase 4 - is then about the decoration of the hall - new curtains and fully painting the newly plastered interior.
30/11/2018 Buckden Parish Council - Minutes of November meeting - click here
30/11/2018

NYP Community Messaging Please remember - The Police or your bank will NEVER 1. Ask you to withdraw money to hand over to them for safe keeping 2. Ask you to transfer money to a 'safe account' for fraud reasons or to aid an investigation, even if they say it is in your name 3. Ask you to lie to your bank about why you are withdrawing or transferring money. 4. Send someone to your home to collect cash, PIN, cards or cheque books if you are a victim of fraud. 5. Ask you to purchase goods using your card and then hand them over for safe keeping. 6. Phone and ask you for your PIN or full banking password, even by tapping them into your phone keypad. For a free, 5 minute, online course on passwords click here

30/11/2018

The Funk Wire Christmas Sing-along  Come and join us at Amerdale Hall, Arncliffe for a festive sing-along on Friday December 14th 7.30pm and get your Christmas started! The funk wire will be leading the singing of old favourites including ‘White Christmas’, ‘Wonderful Christmas time’, ‘Merry Christmas everyone’ and many more. £3 on the door – price includes supper.  Bring your own wine, beer or soft drinks.  All profits to air ambulance and fell rescue

05/11/2018 WW1 Commemoration - Pictures Click here to see Liz's pictures of the WW1 Commemoration at St Michael and All Angels, Hubberholme.
05/11/18 Events at the George November 7th - Mexican Night - entree of cheesy nachos and dips, starters of sticky ribs or corn on the cob, mains of chicken fajitas, chilli con-carne or 5 bean chilli - all 3 courses for £19.95 per person. November 14th - Folk night featuring Martin Francis for a night of traditional, contemporary and self penned folk songs. Martin will be singing from around 8.30 and we will be taking table bookings between 6.00 and 7.00 for Dinner if you would like to secure your table. November 21st - Curry night - entree of popadom and pickles, starter of onion bhaji's and a selection of 24 authentic curries to choose from - Korma, Massala, Rogan Josh or Thai Green all available with either chicken, Beef , lamb, Pork or vegetarian - all 3 courses at £19.95 per person. Reserve your table by ringing Ed or Jackie. Lastly this seasons upper Wharfedale  and Langstrothdale Dominoes Grand prix commences on Thursday 25th October at 8.00pm. There is a small subscription of £2 per person which qualifies you for the weekly prize and a dominoes supper served at around 10.00 pm. All welcome.
05/11/18 Fox and Hounds Quiz Night The Fox and Hounds will be hosting a quiz night on wed 28th November at 8.30pm
05/11/18 Sunday Buses The Winter Sunday bus timetable is now in operation in the Wharfedale area. Click here to view
31/10/18

New CD featuring music inspired by Upper Wharfedale  A member of a well known Dales  farming family, Peter Beresford, has produced a new CD entitled ‘Up Wharfedale’, featuring music inspired by the countryside and people of Upper Wharfedale. All proceeds from the sale of the CD are being donated to the Hubberholme Church. Click here for details and to listen to clips of the four tracks

26/10/18 World War 1 Commemoration - ‘There But Not There’ From 4th - 18th November 2018 we will be joining in with the national remembrance charity by placing transparent silhouettes in the church to commemorate the nine men from this parish who gave their lives during WW1.  Click here for details
26/10/18

Knitted poppies Please could anyone knitting poppies for the Remembrance installation in Hubberholme church, give them to either Megan Lightfoot , Susan Lusted or Sandra Kilvington 760246 by 31st October. Alternatively you can leave them in the village shop. Thank you.

26/10/18 Buckden Village Quiz - Sunday 4th November  Due to Institute building work this will again be held in The Buck Inn Everybody Welcome For more details call Linda & Keith on 761019 Get your seats from 7.00 p.m
26/10/18 Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support GroupClick here for the latest newsletter; • Click here for a piece on WW1 refugees in Upper Wharfedale ; • Click here for details of a fund raising event ‘War time in Upper Wharfedale’ to be held at Kettlewell village hall on 6 November; • Click here for  details of a gift collection for refugees (BIASAN in Leeds);
26/10/18 “Wartime in Upper Wharfedale: 1914-1918” - Bus If there are enough people wanting a lift, there will be a bus from Buckden to the talk in Kettlewell on Tuesday 6 November at 7.30pm “Wartime in Upper Wharfedale: 1914-1918” (Click here for details). If you would like to book a seat on the bus please contact Stella or Robin on 761320 or stella@stellaperrott.com
26/10/18 Christian Aid Coffee Morning Church House Grassington; Saturday 17th November 9.30-12.00; Cakes and Produce Stall Raffle and Tombola
26/10/18 Buckden Village  Institute - update The first phase of the building work is going well. We are hoping that the Institute will be back in use by Thursday November 8th. WE are hoping to start the second phase of the project in February
26/10/18 Skittles - Kids and adults Saturday 5th January – Buckden Village Institute Committee welcome all children, local or on holiday in the dale, to take part in a skittles tournament in Buckden Village Institute from 2-4pm. There will be no charge for taking part, and soft drinks will be provided. Children should be accompanied by an adult. If your child would like to take part please can you contact Debbie Roe on 761024 or e-mail debbie@beckcottage.com There will be a skittles night for adults the same evening starting at 7.30 pm.
26/10/18

Trips to events at Grassington Town Hall Zarina is trying to set up a group of people on email who would be interested in attending performances at Grassington Town hall or indeed other venues, with bus provided, to take us all down watch a performance and then bring us back. Zarina  would send out an email to see if people are interested in an event and if there were sufficient interest the first 16 people would get the seats on the bus. People would need to pay up front for the bus and for the tickets. Anyone who would be interested in this should contact Zarina  at zarina@buckden.org

26/10/18 Upcoming Events at  Amerdale Hall On Friday 2nd November at 7.30pm, Andy Swinscoe of The Courtyard Dairy will be matching wine with cheese. Andy and Kathy are multi award winning cheesemongers and now have a cheese museum, cheese making room, cheese counter and cafe at the Courtyard Dairy near Austwick. Andy will tell the stories behind each of the cheeses he brings and match them to a selection of wines for tasting from Buon Vino, a passionate natural wine merchant who has recently moved to The Courtyard Dairy. Tickets are £15 per person, book yours now by phoning or emailing your village rep - details below. The Christmas Craft Fair is on Saturday 24th November -come along and see Father Christmas and get some early Christmas presents from a range of local enterprises. Refreshments will be available (monies raised will go towards St Oswald's). There are a couple of tables available if anyone would like to have a stall. Please get in touch with Sarah Paul to book - contact details below. Get into the Christmas spirit at the Littondale Christmas Party on Saturday 15th December with a delicious two course dinner (followed by coffee and chocolates) and great music from The Scene. Tickets are on sale now at just £20 per person. Tickets for events on 2nd November and 15th December are available from Ruth Cowan (770293) Sarah Paul (770282 or email carrfarm@littondale.com) Mark Houston (770419)Make sure you don't miss out and get in touch to buy your tickets now. For those of you who like to plan ahead do get the date in your 2019 diary - Pocket Panto will return to the dale on Thursday 3rd January at 2pm. 
26/10/18

NYP Community Messaging With the clocks going back this weekend please be mindful to lock up & light up. Leave lights on timers if you're out & about in the evenings.

20/10/18 Roy Taylor - Roy and Diane Taylor's son, Roy, sadly passed away earlier this week after a long illness. If anyone wishes to write to Roy and Diane, Ted has their address. Our thoughts and prayers are with Roy, Diane and their family at this time.
20/10/18

Buckden Singers - Christmas dates for your diary Buckden Singers will be singing on three occasions over the Christmas period. Please do come along to any or all of these and join with us in singing well known carols and songs. St Margaret Clitherow, Threshfield, Sunday 9th December, 3.00pm: a traditional Advent Carol Service with festive refreshments. Buckden Village Institute, Saturday 15th December, 7.30pm: a Christmas Concert with a varied mix of carols and festive songs and entertainment: refreshments included. Tickets for this are priced at £8 per adult: entrance for children is free. St Michael’s, Hubberholme, Sunday 30th December, 7.00 pm: Carols by Candlelight: refreshments will be served

20/10/18 Upper Wharfedale Venturer - Newletter. Click here to read the latest Venturer newsletter with details of the new route to Hebden and timetable changes. For more information about the Venturer, go to www.upperwharfedale.com
20/10/18 Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk - Late again as usual.  This month's walk starts from Grimwith reservoir and takes in Troller's Gill (weather permitting).  Meet at The Buck at 10.30 to share lifts or Grimwith car park at 11.10.  Usual self catering required.  Please let Robin know if you intend to come in case of last minute changes.
20/10/18

Found - Camera battery Last weekend an Olympus Li-ion rechargeable camera battery was found in St Michaels.  If it is yours, please contact Deirdre on 01756 760296. 

20/10/18 Annual Poppy Appeal - in support of the Royal British Legion. David, Grace and Jack will be coming round the village in the latter part of the coming week. Your support and generosity is much appreciated.
20/10/18 Buckden Village Bonfire 5th November
Items for burning on the green strictly after Friday 26th October. Please no rubber / mattress etc. Donations for Fireworks will be collected during the evening
20/10/18 Buckden Parish Council - October minutes are now published on the BPC page. Click here
20/10/18 Buckden Parish Council - GDPR general privacy notice and consent form now published on the BPC page. Click here
20/10/18 Open Door Refreshment, quiet reflection,
a time to share, in Buckden Schoolroom. Twice a month on Thursdays at 12 noon. Click here for details
20/10/18

UWALS presents ‘Goday, my Lord Sir Christmas,’ The York Waits Join UWALS to enjoy some winter and Christmas music spanning many centuries and many countries. Medieval and Tudor music for the festive season performed by The York Waits with singer Deborah Catterall. “They are fantastic live... Brilliant musicians playing unpretentious good-time music that they obviously get a huge kick out of playing” The Octagon Main Street Grassington BD23 5AA. Wednesday December 5th 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. To reserve tickets telephone 01756 770051/770350 or email uwalsociety@gmail.com. Members/Non members: £13/£15

06/10/18

Buckden Village Quiz As the Institute is closed for building works, this months quiz will be held in the Buck Inn, on Sunday 7th October at the usual time: 7 for 7.30pm. There will be no Jacob's join & any drinks consumed must be bought from the bar. Everything else will be as normal so hopefully we can have a good turnout. Lots of laughs and raise some money for the air ambulance - see you all Sunday

06/10/18 Buckden Parish Council Monday 8th October at 7.30 p.m. Please note that this months meeting will be held in Buckden Schoolroom. Click here for agenda
06/10/18 Upper Wharfedale Venturer - new timetable. The Venturer timetable will change slightly with effect from Monday 29th October to align to the new Grassington - Skipton timetable. From the same date the Venturer will run as far as Hebden, twice a day. Click here for details
06/10/18 Planned Road Closure Notification - 17670 Oughtershaw Road, Oughtershaw. The Closure will be in place for a period of 5 days between 8th October 2018 and 12th October 2018. The Road Closure and any associated Diversion Routes can be viewed using this URL https://roadworks.org?tm=107958402
06/10/18

Macmillan Coffee Morning A huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Macmillan Coffee Morning at the Fox and Hounds in Starbotton on 28th September. Thank you to the bakers, the people who donated Raffle prizes, the helpers on the day, everyone who came and ate and drank to support us and most of all Ian and Karen of the Fox and Hounds for allowing us to take over the pub!! An amazing £1003 was raised for this fantastic cause. Thank you once again.

06/10/18 Wartime Wharfedale Talk On Tuesday 6 November at 7.30pm at Kettlewell Village Hall there will be a talk and slides by Upper Wharfedale Literature and Arts Society on “Wartime in Upper Wharfedale: 1914-1918”. Tickets are £2.50 (school children free) and can be purchased on the door (no need to book). A small bar and tea and coffee will be available and any profits from the evening will donated to the International Red Cross. If there is sufficient interest, we may run the bus to this event. If you  are interested please let Stella know 761320 or stella@stellaperrott.com
06/10/18

Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 6th October 2018. 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 ‘Coco’ at 4.30pm and ‘The Post’ 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).  or more information please contact Cathy at Grassington Hub Tel: 01756 752222  Email: cinema@grassingtonhub.com  

06/10/18 NYP Community Messaging - Phone scams update. Click here
06/10/18 UCI Road World Championships Cycling Road Races Days 6 and 9 of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships Cycling Road Races happening between September 21-29 2019 are coming our way
25/09/18

Knitted and Crocheted Poppies Buckden’s Tuesday ‘Knit and Natter’ Group and community are knitting/crocheting poppies to create a beautiful display in Hubberholme Church during the Remembrance period for the fallen in WW1. Should anyone like to contribute to this project by making poppies, contact Sandra Kilvington 01756760246 or sandrakilvington446@hotmail.co.uk. All poppies made will be used in the display. Various patterns can be found on the internet but click here for an ‘easy peasy poppy pattern’ to start you off.

24/09/18 St Michael's Harvest Supper and Auction will be held on Monday 24th September in Buckden Village Institute; the doors open at 6.30pm for a start at 7.00 pm. This will be a Jacob's Join evening and Chris Akrigg will officiate at the Auction of produce. Fun and inflation guaranteed, all in aid of an excellent cause (St. George's Crypt in Leeds). It will not be too late to bring items 'on the night'.
24/09/18 Buckden House vacancies Buckden House, located in the heart of Buckden village, is a 62-bed residential outdoor education centre working with schools and groups mainly from across the Bradford area. The centre is looking to recruit a number of casual domestic and kitchen assistants to clean and prepare the centre, serve breakfast and evening meals and wash up. They are seeking individuals who are enthusiastic and happy working with children and visiting staff. An Enhanced DBS will be required and full training in all areas will be given. Due to the location of the centre a driving licence and access to a car is a necessity. Please get in touch with the centre directly on 01756 760254 or email buckdenhouse@bradford.gov.uk
24/09/18 Upper Wharfedale Arts and Literature Society invites you to: An Evening of Music for Autumn Four of the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music's most accomplished students will be performing a programme of autumnal music at The Octagon, Grassington on SATURDAY 13th OCTOBER starting at 7.30pm. The Freeman String Quartet features: Xander Croft (violin), Katherine Stoneham (violin), Chance Freeman (viola) and Felix Hughes (cello). For details of programme - Click here Tickets are available by telephoning 01756 770051/550 or email uwalsociety@gmail.com 
24/09/18 Kettlewell Christmas Gift and Craft Fair Saturday 10th November 10.00 - 14.00. Kettlewell Village Hall Handmade crafts and gift stalls; Refreshments; Children's Christmas Gift Workshop
15/09/18

UWRSG Welcome Day On 22 September Upper Wharfedale is hosting another refugee welcome day based in Kettlewell.  We will welcome refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, China and Vietnam for a day of fun activities, sports and a riverside walk, a proper Yorkshire day with Yorkshire food!  If you would like to help in preparing food or with activities please contact Revd Dr James Theodosius upperwharfedale@leeds.anglican.org  on 01756 760237 (activities) or Sue Nelson sueambercottage@aol.com 01756 760887(food).  If you would like to help in some other way or make a donation please contact Stella Perrott stella@stellaperrott.com 01756 761320

15/09/18 Dalegarth - Road closure for resurfacing North Yorkshire County Council will be undertaking highway maintenance involving road planing and resurfacing over the full length of Dalegarth in Buckden. The works will be carried out during a road closure between the hours of 07:30 and 17:00, starting on Wednesday 19th September for up to 3 days (excluding weekends). Click here for details
15/09/18 Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk

Barden fell Meet :  10.30 at Buck  arrive at Barden Tower car park next to River Wharfe at 11. Distance: approximately 8.5 miles Time: approximately three hours 30 minutes with optional extra walk to Appletreewick

15/09/18 Buckden Village Institute - Improvements - The first stage of the building project to improve the Institute will start on Tuesday 25th September. The hall is expected to be out of use for approximately five weeks. Enquiries about bookings can be made to hall@buckden.org
15/09/18 Kettlewell Village Hall Film night  September   Saturday 29th September "Finding Your Feet" Adults £5 Chidren £2.50. Tickets from village shop or on the door. Bring your own drinks and nibbles.
10/09/18

Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll Wednesday 12th September Meet outside the Buck Inn, Buckden, for departure at 6:30pm There will be a choice of Strolls: A ‘High’ level route, starting along the Centenary Way out of Buckden and descending into Starbotton – to be led by Bev. (Excellent views) A ‘Low’ level route to Starbotton, following the Dales Way, led by Gill. We aim to arrive at the Fox and Hounds, Starbotton, by 8pm. The meal will be served at 8:30pm. It will be a cottage pie and lots of vegetables and there will be a vegetarian option. The cost will be £10 for the meal. Car sharing should be possible for the return to Buckden. Non-walkers are welcome to join us at The Fox and Hounds.  To assist The Fox with their catering planning, please notify Gill or Bev by Sunday 9th September (at the latest) if you are coming to The Fox – (01756) 760460 or buckdengill@yahoo.co.uk

10/09/18 MacMillan Coffee Morning - Friday 28th September @ 10.00 - Fox & Hounds, Starbotton. Click here for details
10/09/18 Buckden Parish Council September Meeting -  Monday 10th  September Agenda - click here - For minutes of the August meeeting, click here
10/09/18 Community Fund Committee - Key Safes The recent meeting of the Community Fund Committee agreed to purchase 3 key safes from the CFC funds and for elderly people who might feel safer to having a key outside that they can give the code to a relative or neighbour. This would be to enable their safety if friend or neighbours needed to gain access to their property in the event of an emergency. Anybody who needs a key safe should contact Louise Close at clerk@buckden.org 
10/09/18 Buckden Singers Rehearsals start again this Thursday in the Institute at 7.30 p.m. New members always welcome
10/09/18 Upper Wharfedale Playground, Kettlewell - Please come along to our BBQ on Sunday 30th September, 2pm until 4pm. BBQ, Bar, Games and Raffle.
Children’s games suitable for all ages. Adult’s games to include tug of war, welly throwing and rounders. Raising money for the maintenance and improvement of the playground.
All Welcome.
10/09/18 Kettlewell Post Office Branch Temporary Closure As most people will be aware, The Post Office has informed Kettlewell with Starbotton Parish Council that following the resignation of the postmaster, the Kettlewell Post Office will be closing temporarily on Thursday 30 August 2018 at 13:00. Click here for more details.
10/09/18 Kettlewell Cinema - forthcoming attractions Film nights will start again during September. Exact dates to be confirmed but it is likely to be towards the end of the months September, October, November and then one in early January. The films for this sea-son are, Finding your Feet, Greatest Showman, Entebbe, and Edie. Prices as before, £5 adults and £2.50 under 19. Bring your own drinks and nibbles.
10/09/18 St Michael's Harvest Supper and Auction will be held on Monday 24th September (venue to be advised); the doors open at 6pm for a start at 6:30pm. This will be a Jacob's Join evening and Chris Akrigg will officiate at the Auction of produce. Fun and inflation guaranteed, all in aid of an excellent cause (St. George's Crypt in Leeds). It will not be too late to bring items 'on the night'.
10/09/18 Knit & Natter Group September sees the resumption of the Tuesday Knit & Natter Group. The first two weeks will be at Megan's (8 Buckden Court), thereafter at Sue's (11 Dalegarth) at 10.30 am. We have an interest-ing and topical Autumn project - to knit/crochet poppies for the nationwide 'Installation for the Fallen' to be staged at Hubberholme Church during November. We would be delighted to welcome any new members to knit or just natter - please just come along, or phone Me-gan 760399 or Sue 760877.
10/09/18 Buckden Whist starts its 2018-19 season this month in the Buckden Village Institue on September 19th. A warm welcome is assured to members old and new. We have a light supper during the evening, with prizes at the end of each evening, along with a raffle every other session. The Whist Drives are held on alternate Wednesdays; the door opens at 6:30pm for a 7pm start. New members are always welcomed - to allay any nervousness, we only have one Rule ... "No Inquests". The cost per evening is £2:50 and, unlike any other Whist that you might have tried, the atmosphere encourages fun (and certainly not fear!), so do come and join us in a relaxed and happy activity. David 760877.
10/09/18 St. Michael and All Angels Patronal Service This will be a Benefice Service at 11.00am when members of Buckden Singers will be joining the congregation. The service will be followed by tea/coffee and a Patronal Cake. It is hoped that Friends and Supporters of Hubberholme church will be able to attend.
10/09/18 Churchyard working party Saturday October 6th at 10.30am until 1.00pm. Come if you can to help tidy up the church-yards prior to winter. Please bring any gardening tools with you so everyone can do something. Drinks and good company will be provided to sustain you. Thank you in anticipation. Ring Deirdre on 01756 760296 if you need more information.
19/08/18 

Upper Wharfedale Venturer - Driver Vacancy Upper Wharfedale Bus are seeking a part time paid driver. £9.50 per hour. Saturdays, with opportunity for Wednesday and / or Friday mornings. Click here for details, or email jobs@upperwharfedale.com.

10/08/18 There but Not There World War One 1914-1918 As a community we are planning to commemorate the loss of nine men from our parish by purchasing a life-size perspex silhouette to represent each of them. These will be displayed in St. Michael & All Angels Church, Hubberholme during November. This is part of a Nationwide Installation for the Fallen. For more details or to contribute please click here
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Music for a Summer Evening Fundraising event for Hubberholme Church  Saturday 11th August 5.30pm for 6pm. Due to the weather this event will now be held in the Institute Tickets £10 - to include a light supper and drink and musical entertainment. For tickets ring Megan 760399 or Josie 761154
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Buckden Art Group - 28th Annual Exhibition will be held in Buck-den Village Institute from Saturday, August 25th until Wednesday, Au-gust 29th. The exhibition will be open from 11.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. daily and admission is free, with donations to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity. There will be approximately 150 paintings on view, with a special section for the "Flowers of the Dales Festival" New members wishing to join the group will be most welcome – please contact Angela Falshaw (760259). The autumn term begins at Kettlewell Village Hall on Monday, September 10th at 7.00 p.m. and help is available for beginners. Come and view the work of our 25 members.
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Buckden Duck Race Buckden Village Institute Committee would like to thank all those who supported our successful Duck Race on Sunday. Special thanks go to Sandra for organising the event. With little water in the river and the help of Christopher and Dominic with his paddle, waddling behind the ducks helping them along, all ducks came home safely raising. £543.90 profit. 1st Tim - (Frank and Barbara’s friend); 2nd Rachelle Mahapatra - Buckden; 3rd Jayne Sayer-  Starbotton; 4th Megan Lightfoot- Buckden; Booby prize for coming last Derek Tennant - Buckden.
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Buckden Sunday Walkers – Langcliffe & Settle 9 mile Circular Walk Sunday 19th August Meet at the Buck Inn at 10am to share lifts or at 10.45am at the layby above Langcliffe opposite the (no through road) turning to Winskill.  There is a sign in the layby entitled “Winskill Stones Nature Reserve” and it is just before a cattle grid.This is an interesting and varied walk, taking in Catrigg Force, the Hoffman Lime Kiln, Settle to Carlisle Railway, River Ribble and two named Caves.  There is an option to stop for refreshments in Settle but bring the usual packed lunch and things for a morning coffee stop. For more details contact Jayne on 01756 760463, jaynesayer@hotmail.co.uk

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Collection of household goods - August.  The Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support Group is collecting household goods for refugees based in Bradford through BIASAN (Bradford Immigration and Asylum Seekers Support and Advice Network).  Our collection priority is the basics i.e. the sort of things that people who have nothing, need to start a home: cutlery, crockery, cooking equipment and utensils, storage containers, bedding, towels, cleaning equipment, curtains, lamps etc.  We are unable to take furniture but can take small electrical items.  Microwaves are in great demand as the only cooking source for some families and vacuum cleaners are also another piece of equipment difficult to get hold of.  Also, as people do not have cars, things like shopping trollies or rucksacks are particularly useful and  radios are in great demand for those isolated and living alone. We do not need ornaments, toiletries or bric-a-brac and all items should be clean and in good condition.  If you would like to help with this, please get in touch and donations can be made to Buckden Barn, Buckden or contact Stella on 01756 761320.

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Buckden Parish Council The August meeting of Buckden Parish Council will be held at the village hall on Monday 13th August 2018 at 7.30pm. Click here to download the agenda
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UWALS - A Journey with Simon Armitage - a rare opportunity to join Simon for an evening of readings from his prose and poetry on the theme of ‘Journeys’ in the intimate space of the Octagon, Grassington.  Friday September 21st at 7.30pm. Simon will also be happy to answer questions and sign books.  Simon Armitage  is an award-winning poet, who also writes extensively for television, radio and the theatre. He is Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds and was elected Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford in 2015. “Walking Home” is Simon’s best-selling memoir about trying his luck as a modern-day troubadour along the Pennine Way. In “Walking Away” he swaps moorland for the SW Coast Path. Armitage will also read journey poems from several collections. Tickets: £15.50/£17.50 UWALS members / non-members. Book in advance by telephoning 01756 770051/770350 or email: uwalsociety@gmail.com Website: www.uwals.co.uk
10/08/18

 

Upper Wharfedale Arts and Literature Society invites you to: An Evening of Music for Autumn Four of the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music's most accomplished students will be performing a programme of autumnal music at The Octagon, Grassington on SATURDAY 13th OCTOBER starting at 7.30pm. The Freeman String Quartet features: Xander Croft (violin), Katherine Stoneham (violin), Chance Freeman (viola) and Felix Hughes (cello). A full programme will be published soon but booking has already opened. Tickets are available by telephoning 01756 770051/550 or emailing uwalsociety@gmail.com
10/08/18

 

NYP Community Messaging - Rogue Tarmac Traders  There have been reports of traders attending remote rural properties in the North Yorkshire area offering residents and businesses to tarmac driveways and farm tracks with materials left over from road repairs in the area. Genuine traders will not use excess materials from other customers or the Highways department to use in this way often using inferior materials and techniques leaving the consumer with a poor quality result. If anyone has experienced such sales tactics and services please contact Mark Walton at North Yorkshire Trading Standards on 01609 534866.For general Trading Standards enquiries please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06.
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NYP Community Messaging - Ask for Angela If you are on a date & feel unsafe or something doesn't feel right -  to discreetly ask for help go to the bar and 'Ask for Angela' to alert staff
21/07/18 Buckden Duck Race  Don't miss Buckden Duck Race on Sunday 22nd July at 3.00pm. Venue Buckden Bridge. Ducks £1.00 Prizes Hot dogs and refreshments. Come and enjoy the fun. If you aren't able to come you can buy your Duck in advance from tickets are available in advance from Sandra Kilvington (01756) 760246  The George Inn Hubberholme have spotted this Duck making its way to Buckden for the race

 

21/07/18 Buckden Singers Summer Concerts 2018 Not too late to get your tickets for “Classics to Contemporary” will take place on Friday 27th July at St Michael and all Angels, Hubberholme and Saturday 28th July at St Margaret’s, Threshfield. Both start at 7.30pm. Tickets at £7 per head – including wine and nibbles – available from Stella Perrott on 01756 761320 or email tickets@buckden.org 
21/07/18 Kettlewell & District Horticultural Society Annual Show will be held in Kettlewell Village Hall on Sunday, 2nd September from 1.30 - 4pm.  Fruit, flowers, plants, art (including photography), confectionery, preserves, homemade booze, flower arranging, handicrafts, eggs and children's sections. Surely something for everyone! Click here for link to schedules
   
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Buckden Singers Summer Concerts 2018 “Classics to Contemporary” will take place on Friday 27th July at St Michael and all Angels, Hubberholme and Saturday 28th July at St Margaret’s, Threshfield. Both start at 7.30pm. Tickets at £7 per head – including wine and nibbles – available from Stella Perrott on 01756 761320 or email tickets@buckden.org 

 

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Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk 15th July; This reasonably easy going underfoot 8/9 miler in Airedale is a repeat of a Walk we did 2/3 years ago taking in 5 Rise Locks, former TT college, Basildon Moor, Shipley Glen and Salts village and mill. Might include a ride on the Glen tram !! Walk starts at 11.30 from Horst Wood car park by the canal swing bridge. Directions Take the A650 to Bradford. Look out for the old tram shed now a restaurant trading as The Hop. Turn left along the back of this building ie before it. Then turn left again into Hirst Lane and continue to end Hirst Wood cp is on the left
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Buckden Open Gardens - Update A very successful Open Gardens in Buckden was held raising approximately £588.68 for church funds. We were lucky with the weather which encouraged people from far and near to explore gardens that they knew of but never previously visited. Our grateful thanks go to everyone who contributed in any way to this venture. We may very well repeat this event in two years time.

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'Music for  a Summer Evening' The next major  Fund Raising event for Hubberholme Church. Saturday 11th August at 5.30pm for 6pm at Dalegarth Gardens, Buckden Tickets £10  to include a light supper and drink and musical entertainment. For tickets ring Megan 01756 760399 or Josie 01756 761154. Tickets are limited so ring soon.

15/07/18

UWRSG Newsletter Please click here to download the latest Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support Group Newsletter

15/07/18 Buckden Parish Council - The next meeting of Buckden Parish Council will be on Monday 16th July at 7.30 p.m. in Buckden Village Institute. Click here for Agenda
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NYP Community Messaging 07.07.18 after 22.00hrs vehicle Black Citroen Picasso SP14XCB stolen from Horton In Ribblesdale any information call 101 ref 161ehicle theft 07.07.18 after 22.00hrs vehicle Black Citroen Picasso SP14XCB stolen from Horton In Ribblesdale any information call 101 ref 161
01/07/18 Buckden Open Gardens - a brillliant day with wonderful weather. Click here for pics

01/07/18 Buckden Singers Summer Concerts 2018 “Classics to Contemporary” will take place on Friday 27th July at St Michael and all Angels, Hubberholme and Saturday 28th July at St Margaret’s, Threshfield. Both start at 7.30pm. Tickets at £7 per head – including wine and nibbles – available from Stella Perrott on 01756 761320 or email tickets@buckden.org 
01/07/18 Skittles - Kids and adults Saturday 14 July – The Buckden Village Institute Committee welcome all children, local or on holiday in the dale, to take part in a skittles tournament in Buckden Village Institute from 2-4pm. There will be no charge for taking part, and soft drinks will be provided. Parents are requested to stay and watch. If your child would like to take part please can you contact Debbie Roe on 761024 or e-mail debbie@beckcottage.com 
01/07/18 Football at the Fox Tuesday 3rd July Columbia v England live at the Fox , half-time snacks available, sweepstake to include charitable donation
01/07/18 Folk at the Fox Saturday 7th July - Martin Francis playing live folk music 8.30 til late
01/07/18 Buckden Duck Race on Saturday 22nd July at 3.00pm. Venue Buckden Bridge. Ducks £1.00 Prizes: 1st £30, 2nd £20, 3rd £10, 4th £5, and a booby prize. Hot dogs and refreshments available on the day. Come and enjoy the fun. For more information visit www.buckden.org 
01/07/18

Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 7th July 2018.  presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall Grassington. We present ‘Finding Your Feet’ ‪at 7.30pm. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community and support Grassington Hub and Community Library.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  Ask about our Loyalty discount Scheme. All welcome! Book in advance either on line at grassington.uk.com or in Grassington Hub and reserve the seat of your choice or pay on the door. For more information: click here

01/07/18 NYP Community Messaging - Overnight on 26th June, attempt theft of Quad in the Buckden area. Any info please phone 101 
27/06/18 Congratulations to Sandra -all our love and congratulations to Sandra on finishing your  treatment today. A massive well done from all of us x

27/06/18 Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation to feature on BBC Countryfile - A reminder that BBC Countryfile  will feature the Upper Wharfedale Federation  including (hopefully) Buckden children in this Sunday's programme (of which this will form a small part). The programme will be broadcast on BBC1 on Sunday 1st July
27/06/18

Buckden Open Gardens - for any villagers who have been on Alpha Centauri for the last six weeks, a reminder that Buckden Open Gardens will be held on Saturday, 30th June from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Entrance to the gardens is via a £3 per person programme available at Buckden School Room. Free admission for children and young people under the age of 16 accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be served at the School Room and at 8 Buckden Court. We look forward to seeing you at this event to raise funds for Hubberholme Church.

27/06/18 Manorlands Annual Garden Party - Wednesday 4thJuly This popular event is this year at Rylstone details attached. Further information/tickets please phone Graham Walter 01756 760337. Click here for details
27/06/18

Buckden Walkers Monday Walk –July 2nd 2018 Wether Fell and the Roman Road Let’s try again! A steady 51/2 mile walk along Cam High Road and on footpaths around Wether Fell. Mostly flat, but with a couple of ups and downs around the fell – 300 feet in total. Wonderful views of Raydale, Semer Water, Addlebrough & Wensledale, but the walk needs a clear day to appreciate the views and to avoid getting lost! Usual arrangements, meet at the Buck Inn at 10.30am for car sharing, bring your picnic.  It looks as though the weather may be kind, but if not I have a walk in mind near Stainforth, and will email if we need to do that one.

17/06/18 Buckden Gala 2018  A massive thank you to Debbie, Bev and the Gala committee for putting on another great Gala.  Click here to see all the fun - in spite of the weather .
17/06/18 Buckden Gala - a message from Debbie Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to the success of yesterday’s Gala. Despite the weather, we managed to have a great afternoon raising much needed funds for the village hall.  The final total raised has yet to be determined but will still be substantial in the circumstances.  Thank you to anyone who helped set up the field, or put everything away afterwards, bake cakes, contribute raffle or tombola prizes, or man any of the stalls throughout the afternoon.  Thank you to our visiting stall-holders who helped add such a variety of interest to the field.  And thank you also to our visitors who came, despite the poor forecast, and who helped contribute to a fantastic atmosphere in the marquees when the rain came down!
17/06/18 Buckden Gala - A message from the Field Marshall. Bev has asked us to thank all of those who helped with setting up the field, and breaking it all down as well as transporting all the equipment to and from the field.
17/06/18 Buckden Gala - A message from Julie.Julie would like to say a huge thank you to all the bakers in the Parish who so generously donated a wonderful range of cakes for the Gala. Once again our visitors were really overwhelmed with the cakes that were on offer
17/06/18 Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation to feature on BBC Countryfile - BBC Countryfile spent a day at Grassington School recently, filming Year 2 children from across the Federation working on  an Art project with facilitators from Grassington Festival. They also interviewed Bishop Jonathan and Anne Vetch (Chair of Govs) about all the many opportunities Federation offers. The programme (of which this will form a small part) will be broadcast on BBC1 on Sunday 1st July
17/06/18

Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll Wednesday, 20th June 2018 Rylstone Village Pond. Parking is in the lay-by on the main road just before the village. It is a walk of around 2 miles and fairly level (one fairly short, steepish downhill bit), mostly on footpaths and farm tracks. If we park on the lay-by for 6.30pm, we should be finished around 7.45pm, enabling us to get to the Devonshire Inn at Cracoe for 8.00 o'clock. Non-walkers are very welcome to join us at the Devonshire Arms by 8pm. Click here for details and to see the menu. Please ring Doug by Monday evening with menu choices, or any questions  on (01756) 761703 or email dougmcl@doug9013.plus.com

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Buckden Duck Race will take place at approx 3pm on Sunday 22th July at Buckden Bridge. Tickets will be available to buy from 2pm onwards near the bridge on the day or, in advance if you can't be there, from Sandra Kilvington 01756760246. Ducks £1 each.  Prizes:-1st £30 / 2nd £20 / 3rd £10 / 4th £5 and a booby prize. There will also be our legendary 'Hot Dogs' for sale and cold drinks. There will be Hook-A-lucky-Duck for children and adults alike. A fun afternoon for all

17/06/18 Buckden Sunday Walk 24 June: Martin has volunteered to lead this walk starting from Redmire green and taking in Bolton Estate, River Ure, Leyburn, Shawl and Preston under Scar. Meet at the Buck at 10.30 or at the big tree at Redmire Green at 11.00. Usual Ts & Cs apply
17/06/18 Scarecrow Festival - Kettlewell Needs You!  Can you... bake cakes, make sandwiches, direct traffic, stand on a stall? Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival needs you! Over a half a million pounds has been raised over the last few years for the school, church, village hall, cricket club, toddlers group, rounders team, Packhorse minibus... and many other community projects. So please help if you can! Contact Melanie Thornton, 761685 (stalls), Paul Hatton, 07710 126174 (parking) or Sue Nelson 760887 (baking, refreshments). Thank you!

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Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 16th June 2018. Grassington Community Cinema present ‘The Greatest Showman’ ‪at 5pm in the Octagon Theatre. This screening is in partnership with Grassington Festival. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community and support Grassington Hub and Community Library.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  All welcome! To book in advance click here, or visit Grassington Hub at the Festival Box Office and reserve the seat of your choice, or pay on the door.

10/06/18 Buckden Gala - Reminder Saturday,16th June 2017 from 12.30 – 4.30pm; live music, fell race, sheep show, dog show, children's races, crafts, grand draw, beer tent, and hot and cold refreshments. As usual we would be very grateful for donations of books, bric-a-brac, tombola or raffle prizes We are also very grateful for the support that everyone gives us to run this event which raises money to support our thriving village hall. Please do come and join us, as a helper or visitor, to make this another fabulous day! For full details go www.buckdengala.co.uk
10/06/18 Buckden Gala - Cakes wanted - Julie would like to make the usual call to all the great bakers in the parish for contributions to the Gala. As always your contributions are much appreciated.
10/06/18 Buckden Gala - help with tents Any help with putting up the tents on Friday morning and taking them down at the end of the Gala would be very welcome. Please join us on the Gala field
10/06/18 Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll June The evening Stroll' will take place on Wednesday 20th. Please add it to your diary. We're very grateful to Doug and Maggie McLellan for volunteering to organise the Stroll.  Details to follow
10/06/18 Buckden Parish Council Please note that the next meeting has moved to Monday 16th July. The  Minutes of this month's meeting can be found here
10/06/18 NYP Community Messaging Fraud North Yorkshire Police are currently running their Take Five Fraud Campaign, for more information & top tips on how to avoid becoming a victim click here. Thefts from Cars Following recent thefts from vehicles in the Craven area this is a reminder to lock & secure your vehicle when you leave it unattended, also please remove or hide away your valuables. Don't make it easy for thieves.
10/06/18 Buckden Open Gardens will be held on Saturday, 30th June from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Admission to all nine gardens is via a £3 per person programme available at Buckden School Room. Free admission for children and young people under the age of 16 accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be available throughout the day at the School Room and at 8 Buckden Court. We look forward to seeing you at this Hubberholme Church fundraising event.
03/06/18 The Buck Inn re-opens The Buck Inn in  Buckden has re-opened following a major refurbishment, with a complete new look, a good range of beers and an interesting menu. If you haven't been in yet - time to check it out. Best wishes to Jo and Jeremy in their new project.
03/06/18

Buckden Singers Summer Concerts The entry in this month’s Link advertising the concerts is incorrect in terms of dates, times, admission price, email  and content! Not sure how or why this happened but apologies for any confusion. The correct details are as follows: The concerts, ‘From Classics to Contemporary’  take place on Friday 27th July at Hubberholme and Saturday 28th July at St Margaret’s, Threshfield. Both start at 7.30pm. Admission is £7 including light refreshments. Admission for children is free. Tickets are available from Stella Perrott on 01756 761320 or email tickets@buckden.org

03/06/18

Buckden Walkers Monday Walk – 4 June 2018 Wether Fell and the Roman Road. A steady 51/2 mile walk along Cam High Road and on footpaths around Wether Fell. Mostly flat, but with a couple of ups and downs around the fell – 300 feet in total. Wonderful views of Raydale, Semer Water, Addlebrough & Wensleydale, but the walk needs a clear day to appreciate the views and to avoid getting lost! Usual arrangements, meet at the Buck Inn for car sharing, bring your picnic.  If the weather is misty Julian suggests a diversion to the Aysgarth Falls and West Burton walk.

03/06/18 How to catch a bus  A number of people, particularly outside the shop in Kettlewell, have missed the bus for various reasons. We have produced the attached guide to explain to  people how to catch the bus. Obviously this not aimed at locals, but if you meet a visitor who seems to be having problems with this, perhaps you could share the advice with them. Click here to download.  Meanwhile, the Venturer is back from its visit to Bradford with newly realigned steering geometry and a new DPF sensor. Why not check it out and see if you can tell the difference? Remember - if we want a bus service, we have to use it, and now the Buck is open again, there's no good reason not to come to Buckden every day!
03/06/18 West Winds news Click here to read the latest West Winds newsletter
03/06/18

Grassington Community Cinema presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall Grassington. Saturday 9th June 2018, the film is  ‘Darkest Hour’ ‪at 7.30pm.

Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community and support Grassington Hub and Community Library.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  Ask about our Loyalty discount Scheme. All welcome! Book in advance either on line at grassington.uk.com or in Grassington Hub and reserve the seat of your choice or pay on the door. For more information: click here

03/06/18

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival This years Scarecrow Festival will be held from Saturday 11th to Sunday 19th August. As always, helpers are needed with stalls, car-parking and teas.

03/06/18 Kettlewell & District Horticultural Society - Annual Show Sunday 2nd September  Kettlewell Village Hall
03/06/18 UWALS Exhibition: Upper Wharfedale 1918 - An exhibition about all aspects of ife in Upper Wharfedale at the end of WW1 Saturday 14th July Grassington Town Hall 10 - 4
19/05/18 Buckden Gala Posters now available - Click here to download and print yours
19/05/18 Bucken Singers Summer Concerts - Dates - Friday 27th July - St Michael's, Hubberholme; Saturday 28th July St Margaret's, Threshfield; both at 7.30 p.m. Watch this space for ticket details
19/05/18 Buckden Duck Race will take place at approx 3pm on Sunday 22nd July at Buckden Bridge. Details to follow
19/05/18

Children's (and Adults) skittles Saturday 14th July – The Village Institute Committee welcome all children, local or on holiday in the dale, to take part in a skittles tournament in Buckden Village Institute from 2 - 4pm. There will be no charge for taking part, and soft drinks will be provided.  If your child would like to take part please can you contact Debbie Roe on 761024 or e-mail debbie@beckcottage.com.

Adult skittles tournament in Buckden Village Institute, in the same format as previous events.  – Saturday 14th  July 7.30pm,  £5 per head, and bring your own drinks and nibbles.  Prizes for the winning team.

19/05/18 Buckden Parish Council - Minutes - Click here for minutes of the annual parish meting and the May Parish Council meeting
19/05/18 Lost Camera - A Nikon camera was left on the bench by the bus stop in Buckden car park on Tuesday afternoon this week. If you found it, please contact info@buckden.org
19/05/18 NYP Community Messaging - Suspicious vehicle - On 10/05/18 in Threshfield man in white van offered boy sweets & lift home- Any info call 101 & report any instances of suspicious vehicles. Phone scams - click here for details of ten current phone scams
19/05/18 Buckden Art Exhibition - This year's Art Exhibition will be held from Saturday 25th August to Wednesday 29th August, 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. daily
19/05/18 Reminder Refreshments and table top stalls at Buckden School Room on May 28th from 10.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Anyone able to make scones, a cake or biscuits please ring Deidre on 01756 760296 or bring on the morning. Click here for details of this and other church fundraising events
19/05/18 Grassington Festival - Click here to download poster with details of performances
05/05/18 Buckden Gala takes place this year on Saturday,16th June 2017 from 12.30 – 4.30pm; live music, fell race, sheep show, dog show, children's races, crafts, grand draw, beer tent, and hot and cold refreshments. As usual we would be very grateful for donations of books, bric-a-brac, tombola or raffle prizes nearer the time. We are also very grateful for the support that everyone gives us to run this event which raises money to support our thriving village hall. Please do come and join us, as a helper or visitor, to make this another fabulous day! For full details go www.buckdengala.co.uk
05/05/18

 

Buckden Quiz - May Buckden village quiz for May will be on  Sunday the 13th May (second Sunday) due to the Bank Holiday. Usual Ts & Cs apply. Chris Budd's celebrated jam and marmalade will be on sale in aid of Institute funds.
05/05/18 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk May 14 2018 Feizor , Oxember and Wharfe Woods. A reminder that the May walk is a week late because of next Monday’s bank holiday. We’re going on another trip to Oxember and Wharfe woods – and with luck the flowers will be as impressive as they were last year. Usual arrangements – meet at the Buck at 10.30 for car-sharing, or outside the teashop at Feizor about 11.15.  Bring your coffee and a snack – but be sure to save some space for Elaine’s excellent cakes!  Dogs, of course, welcome.
05/05/18 Buckden Walkers Wednesday Stroll Wednesday 16th May An easy walk of approximately 3 miles, through Aysgarth Woods, ending with a meal at the Street Head Inn. Meet at the Buck Inn car park by 6pm, for car sharing. Non-walkers are welcome to join us at Street Head for a meal at 8pm. Dogs under close control are welcome on the walk – they are allowed in the bar room area, however they cannot enter the dining room at Street Head. Click here to view the menu and give your order to either Charmian or Jimmy by Monday 14th May at the latest. Their contact details are: 01756 760258 or jhsayer@btinternet.com.
05/05/18 Buckden Village Institute - Annual General Meeting The AGM of the Institute will be held on Friday 11th May at 7.00 p.m. Please come along and have your say in the running of this important community resource, and hear about the planned improvements.
05/05/18 Annual Parish Meeting  The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 14th May at 7.00pm. This is the electors meeting so is not parish council run and no official chair. Dan from the rivers trust is presenting, followed by the BPC chair's review and financial review from Louise and then AOB. The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will follow.
05/05/18 Reminder Refreshments and table top stalls at Buckden School Room on May 28th from 10.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Anyone able to make scones, a cake or biscuits please ring Deidre on 01756 760296 or bring on the morning. We look forward to seeing you there.
05/05/18

West Winds – Vacancy West Winds Tearooms in Buckden are looking for a mature person to help out with customer service over the coming months.  Further details are available from Lynn or Stephen on 01756 760883 or at lynn@westwindsinyorkshire.co.uk

05/05/18 Summer Sunday Bus Timetable Sunday buses An increased Sunday and Bank Holiday bus service will operate in Upper Wharfedale from Monday 7th May. Buses will leave Grassington at 1105, 1150, 1350 and 1450, returning from Buckden Car Park at 1220, 1320, 1520, 1620; and from Buckden Buck Inn at 1721. Click here to view the timetable
05/05/18 New website for Kettlewell with Starbotton A new website for Kettlewell and Starbotton went live on the 1st May. This includes a notice board where events can be publicised and where current information can be posted. The website is still a work in progress, so feedback and ideas for further development would be welcomed. Please go to www.kettlewell-with-starbotton.co.uk
05/05/18 Lost Hiking poles - We have had an enquiry as to whether anyone has found 2 red and brown hiking poles left in the YDNPA car park in Buckden. If you you have, please could you email info@buckden.org
05/05/18 Kettlewell Cinema This is "Murder on the Orient Express" 7.30pm on Saturday 19th May. Adults £5 under 19 £2.50. Bring you own drinks and nibbles. Tickets available from Village Shop or on the door. This will be the last film show for this series. The next film shows will start again in September.
05/05/18

NYP Community Messaging Phone Scams. Police are getting numerous phone scam reports. Never give out personal or financial details. If suspicious hang up the phone and inform Police. Door to Door Fish Seller Police have had several calls re door to door fish seller in the Settle / Rathmell & Hellifield area, any sightings call 101

22/04/18 Fox and Hounds - Events Quiz night - Monday 30th April 7.30pm kick off.  £2.50 per person including pie and pea supper.  £1 per person is donated to Upper Wharfedale fell rescue association.

Chris McShane will be playing the ukulele for the night on Saturday 5th May.  Kicking off at 8pm.  This is also the night the Packhorse runs the late night service.

15/04/18 Changes to bus services from Mon 16th April. Don't forget that Monday is the first day of the new Keighley Bus Co. service from Grassington to Skipton, with consequent changes to the Venturer service and a new timetable. Go to www.upperwharfedale.com for full details. Also, don't forget that tomorrow is the last day of the school holiday timetable.
15/04/18 Buckden Walkers Evening Strolls - 2018 This year we propose to hold the Evening Strolls on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (April - September).  This should avoid occasions where the Monday Walk and Wednesday Evening Stroll might otherwise fall in the same week. The April Stroll will take place on Wednesday 18th, starting from the Buck car park, leaving at 6:30pm,  following the Dales Way and ending at the Fox and Hounds at Starbotton, to eat at 8pm.  (Sunset time 8:16pm - no torches required!)  At this stage we are more concerned to be able to advise the pub on likely numbers.  They have been very accommodating and keen to help, but clearly need some guidance from us. Non-walkers are very welcome to join us at the pub for the meal. Shelley is going to prepare large, hearty Cottage Pies (for 6-8 people) with piles of vegetables.  If you are vegetarian, let us know; she will prepare a vegetarian lasagne. Dogs will be welcome at the pub, but must be kept on a lead during the walk. Anyone willing to lead future Strolls will be very welcome - do contact David and Sue on 760877. We would like you to reply to this email by Sunday 15th - we will then advise the Fox & Hounds, to assist their buying, etc. The weather forecast looks to be set fine for next week ... fingers crossed!    So, DO come and enjoy the evening.
15/04/18 Fox and Hounds Quiz Night We are holding a quiz night on Monday 16th April at the fox and hounds. £2.50 per person including pie and pea supper. £1 per person from the £2.50 will go to Yorkshire air ambulance. Winning team gets 2 bottles of wine. Kicks off at 7.30pm
15/04/18 Buckden Parish Council - Click here for draft minutes of April meeting
15/04/18 Buckden Sunday Walkers 22 April The first walk of the season will take place on Sunday 22nd, leaving from the Buck at 10,30. Route to be confirmed but contact Robin on robin.davidson3232@gmail.com for further info
15/04/18  Grassington Festival 2018 - Another amazing programme this year for our local Arts festival running from 15th to the 30th June. Click here for an overview of this years programme

05/04/18 Easter Lilies Click here for pictures of this years Easter lilies at St Michael & All Angels, Hubberholme
05/04/18

Buckden Monday Walkers April 9th 2018 Airton to Bell Busk Circular Starting from the front of the Buck Inn at 10.30 (for car-sharing) or the Village Green at Airton as near to 11.00 as we can make it. A 5-mile almost flat walk which includes a pleasant stretch along the river. Usual arrangements, bring your provisions for coffee break and lunch.  Dogs (as always) welcome.

05/04/18 Children's (and adult's) Skittles Don't forget to reserve your places for the Skittles on Saturday 14 April Children from 2 - 4pm. Adults 7.30 p.m.  If your child (or you) would like to take part please can you contact Debbie Roe on 761024 or email debbie@beckcottage.com. Don't miss the opportunity to try out our fabulous new 10th Pin, kindly made for us by Rob Lusted at Dalegarth Fine Furniture.
05/04/18 Buck Inn Former Staff - Chalky Whyte has recently set up a Facebook Page Called The Buck Inn Former Staff. He is hoping eventually when The Buck Inn does open, to hold an annual reunion of colleagues who have worked at This Famous Inn to pass on stories and memories. If you used to work at the Buck, click here to join the group. Chalky would also like you to post  any old photographs of the Buck that you may have.
05/04/18 Buckden Parish Council - Meetings 9th April - Community Fund Committee 7.30 p.m.; Parish Council 8.00 p.m. Click here for CFC Agenda and here for BPC Agenda. Click here to go to the  Parish Council page for the Minutes of the last meeting
05/04/18 Buckden Quiz - April Buckden Village quiz for April will be on  Sunday the 8th April (second Sunday) due to to Easter. Usual Ts & Cs apply. Chris Budd's award winning jam and marmalade will be on sale in aid of Institute finds. Over the last year, jam sales have raised £100 for the Institute - many thanks, Chris.
05/04/18

Upper Wharfedale Arts And Literature Society Spring Quiz 2018 :  Strain your brain & pit your wits again. Quiz & supper. Teams 2-6. (just come along and we can sort out teams if you prefer). Winning team prize. Friday 25th may 7.30pm Conistone with Kilnsey village hall  Tickets & tables in advance £5pp members £6pp non members tel: 01756 770051; email: uwalsociety@gmail.com Includes supper with tea, coffee & soft drinks; Bring your own wine & beer

03/04/18 Air Ambulance fundraising The Air Ambulance have approached the Gala Committee to ask if people from Buckden would be prepared to help with a bucket collection when the Tour de Yorkshire comes though Kettlewell on Sunday 6th May. If you are able to help please contact Debbie.
03/04/18

Grassington Community Cinema presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington.  Saturday 7th April 2018. For children we present ‘Paddington 2' at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘Battle of the Sexes’ ‪at 7.30pm. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community and support Grassington Hub and Community Library.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  Ask about our Loyalty discount Scheme. All welcome! Book in advance either on line  here  or in Grassington Hub and reserve the seat of your choice or pay on the door. Thank you for your support for Grassington Community Cinema.

25/03/18

Children's (and Adults) skittles Saturday 14 April – The Village Institute Committee welcome all children, local or on holiday in the dale, to take part in a skittles tournament in Buckden Village Institute from 2 - 4pm. There will be no charge for taking part, and soft drinks will be provided.  Parents are requested to stay and watch. If your child would like to take part please can you contact Debbie Roe on 761024 or e-mail debbie@beckcottage.com.

Adult skittles tournament in Buckden Village Institute, in the same format as previous events. Saturday 14 April – 7.30pm,  £5 per head, and bring your own drinks and nibbles.  Prizes for the winning team.

25/03/18 Upper Wharfedale Venturer - update on changes. Click here to read our newsletter with details of changes to the Venturer service with effect from Monday 16th April, when the Keighley Bus Company takes over from Pride of the Dales  on the Grassington Skipton route
25/03/18 Buckden Village Institute - Grant award  We heard yesterday that our revised bid for lottery funding has been (partially) successful. We have been awarded a grant of £38,000 to build the new storage area, relocate the gas heater, construct a new emergency exit, refurbish and fit out the VIP lounge (area between ladies toilet and kitchen), and sort out the loft access issues.   The lottery have also agreed that we can use this grant as match funding, and accordingly we will be seeking further funding to carry out some of the other improvements.This grant though represents a real opportunity to start on the much needed improvements to the hall, and we all owe John Cowpe a real debt of gratitude for all the time and  effort he has put in to secure it. 
25/03/18 Refreshments and stalls, and Open Gardens Josie has asked us to point out that that the Refreshments and Stalls on 28th May and the Open Gardens on 30th June are both in aid of Church funds
25/03/18 Buckden Quiz - April Buckden Village quiz for April will be on  Sunday the 8th April (second Sunday) due to to Easter. Usual Ts & Cs apply. Chris Budd's award winning jam and marmalade will be on sale in aid of Institute finds. Over the last year, jam sales have raised £100 for the Institute - many thanks, Chris.
25/03/18 Sunday Bus Service - The Summer Sunday bus timetable will take effect from Sunday 1st April. Click here for details
25/03/18 Grassington Medical Centre - Vacancy Part-time receptionist / administrator required to work 16 hours per week plus holiday cover

(Opening hours range between 8am & 7.30pm). Flexibility essential. Full Job Description available from Reception on request, email or by telephoning 01756 752313. Letter of application and CV to Mrs Jane Sayer,  Grassington Medical Centre, 9 Station Road, Grassington BD23 5LS, email janesayer@nhs.net Applications by Tuesday 3 April 2018

17/03/18 Upper Wharfedale Bus - New driver - UWB is pleased to announce that Derek Green of Buckden has been recruited to drive the Venturer, taking over the shifts previously covered by Nick, Ian and Paul from Pride of the Dales. Derek also drives for NYCC and knows both the route, the bus and many of our passengers. Derek will start driving for us when Keighley Bus take over the Grassington Skipton service on Monday 16th April.
17/03/18 Kettlewell School - Easter Egg hunt - Pre-schoolers! Come join us celebrate the beginning of Easter! Kettlewell Primary School holds its annual Easter egg hunt and frequently hilarious egg-rolling competition, on Thursday March 29th, the day before Good Friday. The fun starts at 2.15pm, ends at 3pm, and is absolutely free! A charming way to start Easter, to send your kids home with some chocolatey treats. This event is paid for by Friends of Kettlewell School, so do come and enjoy!! 
17/03/18 Buckden Parish Council - New start time Please note that in future the Parish Council meetings will start at 7.30 p.m. (and not 8.00 p.m. as heretofore.)
17/03/18

Tour de Yorkshire - Pom-Poms and Bunting making  There are sessions every  Friday morning from 10am until 12pm to make hundreds of pom-poms for when the Tour de Yorkshire comes through Kettlewell.  If anyone would like to join in making them, please call in at Zarina’s Tearoom anytime between 10 and 12pm.  If you have any yellow or blue wool then please bring it along - if not there will be some there. Bunting will also be made. Do come along for the chit chat if nothing else.

17/03/18 Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival Looking forward to the summer, this year's Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival will be held between 11-19 August, with (as usual) proceeds going to the church, village hall, school and other local groups. Further info on the themes and date of the scarecrow workshop to follow.  kettlewellscarecrowfestival.co.uk
10/03/18 The Venturer - New Timetable The new timetable for the Buckden - Grassington - Skipton services is now available, giving faster journey times from updale to Skipton. The Venturer timetable has had to be adjusted to connect with the new Keighley Bus Company. The new timetable takes effect on Monday 16th April 2018. Go to www.upperwharfedale.com to read about the changes and view and download the new timetable. The timetable will also be posted on local noticeboards up and down the dale
10/03/18 Refreshments and Stalls at Buckden School Room May 28th Bank Holiday Monday from 10.30am until 3.00pm.
10/03/18 Buckden Open Gardens. June 30th This is a new venture when we hope to be able to open approximately 10 gardens around the village. Further details will be released in monthly instalments!
10/03/18 Buckden Parish Council - March Meeting - Monday 12th March at 7.00 p.m. - Click here for agenda
10/03/18 NYP Community Messaging In the Craven area we've had a spate of insecure vehicles being entered & items stolen, a reminder to make sure you lock and secure your vehicles and remove any valuables such as Sat-Navs, phones etc. Thank you, Skipton Police
04/03/18 Buckden Quiz - March Buckden Village quiz on Sunday the 4th March . Usual Ts & Cs apply. The usual cerebral challenge, plus  the chance to buy exceptional marmalade and jams
04/03/18 Mother's Day coffee morning - In aid of Kettlewell Village School Don't forget that next Saturday the children will again be serving teas, coffees and homemade cakes for Mother's day. Saturday 10th March 11am until 1pm, at Kettlewell Village Hall.  Please come along  and support your local school.  £2.50 for tea/coffee and a cake.
04/03/18 Manorlands Hospice Wharfedale Support Group Dance Back by popular demand The Maestro's Bootleg 60's Featuring DJ Woody & singing sensation Ruby Benson. Grassington Town Hall Saturday 17th March 7.30pm -Late. Bar & Raffle. Tickets £10 including supper  from Grassington Book Shop or Graham Walter 01756 760337.  
04/03/18 Manorlands Hospice Wharfedale Support Group Fashion Show Our popular Annual Fashion Show presented this year by The Rowan Tree Skipton,  Thursday 22nd March 7pm for 7.30 at Skipton Golf Club. Tickets £10 to include glass of wine & canapés from The Rowan Tree or call June Robinson 01756 753139
25/02/18 Buckden Skittles Night - Another good night at the skittles, with the new electronic scoreboard in action for the first time. Click here to see the final scores  
24/02/18

 

Buckden Skittles Night: Don't forget - it's Skittles Night tonight in Buckden -  Saturday 24th February at 7.30 p.m. This will be similar to the last event. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Entry will be £5, and there with be cash prizes for the winning team. Still some places available - to reserve your place email skittles@buckden.org or call 01756 761019. For added excitement we will be trying out the new electronic real-time scoreboard
24/02/18 Kettlewell Bingo - it's all happening in Upper Wharfedale this weekend - Skittles tonight, bingo tomorrow. Why not come along to the Blue Bell tomorrow afternoon (Sunday 25th Feb) from 4 - 7 for bingo with prizes and a pie and peas supper - in aid of Kettlewell Playground
24/02/18 The Buck Inn - Pictures - Jo has asked if anyone has any old black and white pictures of the Buck, or of Buckden which she could copy to display in the pub. You can message Jo on Facebook at @buckinnbuckden
24/02/18

Craven Cultural Strategy The draft Craven Cultural Strategy is on line: Click here to read. CDC would  very much like to hear your feedback on it. There is an online survey  to complete - it is recommended that you read the Strategy first before attempting the survey. All comments are very welcome – the questionnaire should take about 5 minutes to complete after you have read the draft Strategy. There is a networking event where there will be  the opportunity to give more feedback about the report and a chance to meet other people involved/interested in arts, heritage and culture, on Friday 9 March from 4.30 – 6.30pm.

24/02/18 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk Monday March 5th is the start of the Monday walking season.  Meet at the Buck at 10.30, or Malham car park 11.00-11.15 for our usual March gentle introduction via Janet’s Foss and Gordale Scar, drinks in Malham after, dogs (as ever) welcome.  We should be back into Malham early enough to have lunch at the pub, so you only need to bring your coffee (it’s still rather cold for picnics!).  Anne will email Sunday evening if the weather prevents the walk.
24/02/18 Film night at Kettlewell Village Hall. Saturday 24th February 7.30pm. "Dunkirk" Adults £5 under 19 £2.50. Bring your own drinks and nibbles although sweets and ice creams are on sale.
24/02/18 Recycle it - New item listed - Click here
24/02/18

Wild Willy Barett's French Connection. Coming to Kettlewell Village Hall Saturday 21st April 8.00pm (wrong date was in February Link)   Imagine stumbling across a smoky back street bar, late night jam: Django Reinhardt and The Pogues; Robert Johnson accompanies Edith Piaf; Bob Marley’s jammin’ with Stéphane Grappelli; Tom Waits joins in. This is French Connection. Featuring an original melange of French, Irish and English acoustic arrangements, using everything from a guitar and cello, Irish pipes and banjo, there really is nothing else quite like them. See them on You Tube. Tickets £12. from village shop, Zarina's, Kettlewell Village hall@aol.com or from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/428412    although here there will be a booking fee.

24/02/18

Grassington Community Cinema  Saturday 3rd March 2018. presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington.  For children we present 'The Lego Ninjago Movie' at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘Victoria and Abdul’ ‪at 7.30pm. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community and support Grassington Hub and Community Library.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  Ask about our Loyalty discount Scheme. All welcome! Book in advance either on line at grassington.uk.com or in Grassington Hub and reserve the seat of your choice or pay on the door.For more information: Click here

11/02/18 Buckden Parish Council Click here for the agenda for tomorrow night's parish council meeting. Don't forget that the meeting will start at 7.00 p.m. and that Cllrs. Foster and Graham from CDC will be in attendance to discuss the council tax proposals. In the Institute as always.
11/02/18 Fox and Hounds now serving food The Fox and Hounds are pleased to announce that from this weekend they are serving evening meals 6-8.30 pm.  Please call 01756 760269 to book a table.  Click here for menu
11/02/18 Friends of Kettlewell School AVIVA fund award A  huge thank you to everyone who voted for us  for the Forest Classroom, we really appreciate your support.  Unfortunately, we didn't get chosen for the award but did get £500 towards our project.  We will keep working towards getting our classroom.  Thank you once again. Mother's Day coffee morning - the children will again be serving teas, coffees and homemade cakes on Saturday 10th March 11am until 1pm, at Kettlewell Village Hall.  Please come along   and support the school.  £2.50 for tea/coffee and a cake. Music event - Sunday 22nd April - The children of Kettlewell Primary School together with local band SHRYMP will be bringing you an afternoon of music raising money for our Forest classroom at Kettlewell Village Hall.  Bar and food available.  4pm until 7pm.  100 club - don't forget to buy your 100 club tickets - available at Kettlewell Post Office.
11/02/18

Captain Scott: “The Man and the Myth”.  Upper Wharfedale Arts and Literature Society (UWALS) present a talk by local expert, Heather Lane, at Amerdale Hall, Arncliffe on Friday 16th March 7.30 pm. Heather lives locally but is presently working in the Museum of Zoology in Cambridge where she also established the new Polar Museum.  This is an opportunity to hear from an expert in her field. Potato pie supper with wine included. TICKETS: members £6, non-members £8. Telephone 01756 770350/770051 or email uwalsociety@gmail.com.  website: www.uwals.co.uk

11/02/18 NYP Community Messaging Dodgy Blokes Males have been seen acting suspiciously in the Arncliffe area possibly rabbiting. They have been seen to be in a greenish car. Please report any suspicious activity to N Y P on 1 0 1; Battery thefts - Skipton Recycling Centre - Any info call 101; Three prisoners this week for two burglaries in the craven area. All detained with help of W Y P colleagues and their dogs. Good result!
11/02/18 Ever Blossom Beauty Salon is located in Kettlewell. The therapist, Jo Holmes, only uses natural and organic products in her treatments, all the skincare used is derived solely from sustainable natural resources and is free from artificial colours, fragrances and petrochemicals. It is as close to nature as possible. So take some time out to escape and unwind at Ever Blossom and you will leave the salon feeling relaxed and uplifted. Click here for details
05/02/18 Upper Wharfedale Venturer - Job vacancy  As a result of the change of operator on the Skipton Grassington route from Pride of the Dales to Transdev, Upper Wharfedale Bus are seeking a part time paid driver. £9.50 per hour, Ave 22.5 hours per week. Click here for details, and how to apply
04/02/18 Proposed 2nd homes policy - meeting Cllr Richard Foster and Cllr Tanya Graham will be attending the next Parish Council meeting at 7 o'clock on Monday 12th February to discuss the proposed increases in council tax for second homes. This is a very important issue for all property owners in the dales - local residents and second home owners alike. Please make every effort to attend to hear what is going on and to have your say. The meeting will be followed by the discussion regarding the Community Fund as previously advertised, and then there will be the full council meeting.
04/02/18 Kettlewell Horticultural Show - Date for the diary The 2018 show will be on Sunday 2nd September. The annual general meeting will be held on 26th February at 7.30 p.m. in Kettlewell Village Hall.
04/02/18 NYP Community Messaging Suspicious males - A vehicle has been seen acting suspiciously in the Malham Moor area, possibly lamping. Two males were seen getting out of the car, walking across a field and then seen to get back into the car. Please report any suspicious activity on 101; NYP Community panel - the police are setting up a community panel to consult with residents on policing issues.Click here to express your views
04/02/18 Skittles Night: It is planned to hold another Skittles Night on Saturday 24th February at 7.30 p.m. This will be similar to the last event. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Entry will be £5, and there will be cash prizes for the winning team. Places are limited - to reserve your place email skittles@buckden.org or call 01756 761019.
28/01/18

Kettlewell School - sponsored giving. The Governors of the Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation communicated with all our communities in October regarding the sustainability of our four schools, including Kettlewell. The response was overwhelmingly in favour of setting up a sponsored giving programme to mitigate the deficits. To this end, we have established a process at Burnsall and Kettlewell to facilitate this and the other two schools will come on stream over the coming weeks and months. Click here to read the letter giving details of this and the sponsored giving form.  Thank you for your support.

28/01/18 Buckden Quiz - February Buckden Village quiz on Sunday the 4th February . Usual Ts & Cs apply. Prizes just as good as last time and the chance to buy exceptional marmalade and jams
28/01/18

The George  Inn - Annual Holiday The George will be closed for Annual Holidays from Monday 15th Jan. Re-opening Wednesday 7th Feb at 12.00 noon.

28/01/18

The George Inn - Valentines Evening On Wednesday 14th February there will be a Special Valentines evening at The George. Two courses including Two Steaks as the Main Course and a bottle of Wine for Two - all for £55 per couple. Choose from Sirloin, Gammon, Lamb or Tuna steaks. Email Ed or Jackie to book your table (restricted to 9 couples !)

28/01/18

Folk Night at the Fox and Hounds On Saturday 3rd February from 8pm Martin Francis will be playing folk and soft power ballads.   Pie and pea supper is provided for a donation.  The Packhorse bus is also running the late night Saturday service.

28/01/18 Snake Davis Gig - If you want to see Snake Davis in Littondale, there are four spaces left on the bus.  Amerdale Hall, Arncliffe. Wednesday 9 May @ 7:30 pm – Bar open from 7pm.Email snake@buckden.org to reserve a place on the bus. Tickets for the gig are available from Mark (770419), Ruth (770293), Sarah (770282) or Heather (770050)
28/01/18 UWRSG Newsletter Click here to download the latest Upper Wharfedale Refugees Support Group newsletter
28/01/18 Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 3rd February 2018. Grassington Community Cinema presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington.  For children we present 'Captain Underpants' at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘Dunkirk’ ‪at 7.30pm.
13/01/18

Buckden Parish Council has passed a resolution to form a Community Fund Committee that will help towards or fully fund local projects and benefits to the residents in the parish of Buckden, however we need your views and comments. We ask any interested parties to attend a meeting prior to the Parish Council meeting in the Institute on Monday 12th February 2018 at 7pm to discuss in further detail

13/01/18 Buckden Gala - save the date - This year's Gala will be on Saturday 16th June at 12.00 on the Gala Field. Please make sure the date is in your diary, cancel all other engagements and make sure you are in Buckden that day - we need all the help we can get!
13/01/18 Can you provide storage The Institute Committee are look for some temporary, dry, ground-level storage for the heavy stuff from the gala (predominantly tents and poles). If you can help, please call Pete or email pete@buckden.org
13/01/18

Tour De Yorkshire Roadshow This year's TdY will be held on 3rd – 6th May 2018. Welcome to Yorkshire is running a roadshow at Kettlewell Village Hall on Tuesday 6th February.  Doors open at 5pm with the roadshow starting at 5.30 pm. This event is open to everyone in the local area. “Information will be shared about how to get involved, build excitement and maximise the benefits of worldwide media coverage. Details on road closures, the annual sportif and Welcome to Yorkshire’s various cycling legacy projects will be discussed, along with ways people can become official Tour Makers or take part in best dressed and land art competitions. Marketing, website and social media tips will also be provided, as well as ways businesses can embrace the influx of visitors that come to watch the action in person.”   

13/01/18 Snake Davis trip? - If enough people are interested in the Snake Davis gig at Amerdale (details below), we may take the bus. If you are interested please email: snake@buckden.org. The Burden of Paradise with Snake Davies. Amerdale Hall, Arncliffe. Wednesday 9 May @ 7:30 pm – Bar open from 7pm. Snake has played sax with M People, Eurythmics, Take That, Ray Charles and many many more. Dave has played bass with Martha And The Vandellas, Edwin Starr and the Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain. Helen has sung with The Eagles, Emmylou Harris and Little Feat. Together they play an eclectic mix of soul, pop, folk and jazz. Fun, accessible and highly musical. No drums. Just voice, saxophone and a pulsing double bass (and a bit of ukulele). BoP’s unique interpretations of evocative songs from Dylan to Dowland to Billie Holiday are spellbinding. Tickets £10
13/01/18 Burns night - Saturday 27th January - tickets selling fast - book your place today by contacting Liz or emailing burnsnight@buckden.org
13/01/18

Buckden Sunday Walkers:  For your diaries, the 2018 programme for Buckden Sunday Walkers is as follows: April 22nd; May 20th; June 24th; July 15th; Aug 19th; Sept 16th; Oct 21st. If you would like to be added to the distribution list for information prior to each walk, please contact Robin at  robin.davidson3232@gmail.com

13/01/18 Umbrella found  After the New Year's day walk, someone parked a black, (man size) umbrella outside No. 11 Dalegarth.  It's still languishing there. Would the owner like to retrieve it - or contact 01756 760877 to leave instructions.
13/01/18

NYP Community Messaging  Quad bikes are still being stolen in the Craven area. Please take the time to make sure you have the necessary precautions in place to prevent anything being stolen, such as trackers, alarms, clamps, CCTV. Please report any suspicious activity on 101.

07/01/18

Buckden Burns Night Buckden will be celebrating Burns’ Night on Saturday 27 January, 7:30 p.m. onwards in the Institute.  Tickets £12:50 each to include a traditional Burns’ Supper of Cullen Skink; Haggis, tatties & neeps and Cranachan, poems by the Bard, music and dancing so get on your tartan and polish your sporrans in celebration of Rab’s birthday. To book your places please email burnsnight@buckden.org  or see Liz / Debbie. (Numbers required by 20 Jan please.) If you are feeling enthused to offer some entertainment (musical or otherwise) or to help to prepare the food/hall offers will be gratefully accepted. Please see or contact Liz & Andrew (burnsnight@buckden.org )

07/01/18 Buckden Institute Social Night Friday 12th January  to follow BVI committee meeting - Usual Ts & Cs  ~8.15 p.m. 
06/01/18 Buckden Parish Council - 7.30 p.m. Click here to download the agenda
06/01/18 Buckden Carol Singing Carol Singing around Buckden on Christmas Eve raised a total of £248. This will be split evenly between Centrepoint, the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals and Dogs for Good (formerly Dogs for the Disabled). Thank you to everyone who donated and especially to those who turned out on a cold, wet night to sing. See you next year!
01/01/18 Happy New Year A very happy New Year to all our readers
01/01/18 Buckden Quiz - January Don't forget the first quiz of the year on Sunday the 7th January . Usual Ts & Cs apply. Fabulous prizes and the chance to buy exceptional marmalade and jams
01/01/18 Lost! A guest staying at Clifford House Farm has lost an iPad with a red cover. If you have found it please call 07821 264882
01/01/18 Kettlewell Cinema Night The next film to be shown at Kettlewell Village Hall is titled "Their Finest"  Saturday January 6th 7.30pm. During the London Blitz of World War II, Catrin Cole is recruited by the British Ministry of Information to write scripts for propaganda films that the public will actually watch without scoffing. In the line of her new duties, Cole investigates the story of two young women who supposedly piloted a boat in the Dunkirk Evacuation and the story becomes the basis for a fictional film with some possible appeal. As Cole labours to write the script with her new colleague Tom Buckley, veteran actor Ambrose Hilliard must accept that his days as a leading man are over as he joins the project. Together, this disparate trio must struggle against such complications as sexism against Cole, jealous relatives, and political interference in their artistic decisions as London endures the bombs of the enemy. In the face of those challenges, they share a hope to contribute something meaningful in this time of war and in their own lives. 12A As usual £5 for adults. Under 19 £2.50.
01/01/18 Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 6th January 2018.   Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington.  For children : 'Cars 3' at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘My Cousin Rachel’ ‪at 7.30pm. Book in advance either on line at grassington.uk.com or in Grassington Hub or pay on the door
27/12/17 Venturer update - School holidays timetable now until Tuesday 9th January. Also, the Venturer has gone in for a service and other repairs, so we will be running an NYCC school bus for the next couple of weeks
24/12/17 Christmas at Hubberholme - message from the Churchwardens:

 "A very special and sincere "Thank you" is due to all the  ladies who 'dressed'  Hubberholme Church with such wonderful festive arrangements and also to those, from far and wide who made generous donations of 'Stars' for the tree.  Click here to see the church decorated fro Christmas. We are so grateful to Ted Downes of the Cam Forest Trust for the donation, delivery and erection of the tree -  It really is a most generous gift. It is hoped that as many of you as possible will find time to visit the church and appreciate the decorations - I'm afraid the photography does not do the church or the decorators full credit. We have the Crib and Christingle Service at 4 pm and Midnight Communion at 11:30 pm on Christmas Eve and a special candlelit Christmas Carol Service, supported by Buckden Singers, on Thursday 28th December at 7pm. Finally, may we wish you a very 'Merry Christmas' and happy, healthy and peaceful New Year to follow."

24/12/17 Tescos Carol Singing - message from Jane Way "A huge thank you to all who turned out to sing last Thursday.  We collected £488.66 which will attract matched  funding from the government when sent to Christian Aid for their work with refugees in many parts of the world.  Brilliant effort at such a busy time!"
24/12/17 The Buck Inn - Skip - It appears that people have been using the skip at the Buck Inn to dispose of rubbish, without asking for permission. Jo has asked that people should stop doing this, and if they have put stuff in the skip, that they should retrieve it and it dispose of it elsewhere.
24/12/17 Recycle-It - New items listed - click here for details
24/12/17 NYP Community Messaging:  Lambs  have been killed in a barn in Arncliffe. If you have any information about this incident please call N Y P on 101;  telephone & email scams - be vigilant - many calls and emails claiming to be from BT, Microsoft, HMRC & Western Union; Pickpockets - Purse thieves have been active in Skipton Town Centre in the past week, please be mindful when out & about.
18/12/17

Carol singing for refugees Thursday 21 December 2 – 4pm
Last year  £400 was raised to help the refugees by singing carols in the foyer at Tesco's during the week before Christmas. The sound made was helped enormously by people from the refugee support groups as well as various choirs and other folks who joined in....this year the group are hoping to raised more - If you are in Skipton on Thursday afternoon 21 December perhaps you could just drop in and out at your convenience at some time between 2 - 4 pm.  Wear something warm and 'Christmassy' if possible - carol sheet will be provided as well as a bit of fun...Enthusiasm is much more important than a good voice! The efforts last year seemed well received by both customers and the staff at Tesco.   The money raised was sent to Christian Aid who are on the ground working with refugees in many parts of the world. Please publicise this as widely as possible and bring your friends!

18/12/17 Buckden Carol Singing - Carol singing will take place around Buckden on Christmas Eve. Please help to choose which charities we will be supporting this time. We’ve compiled a long short-list of organisations representing causes that have been in the news this year and you can vote for your top three. Click here for details. 

If you would like to come carol singing, please come to West Winds at 6.30pm on Sunday 24 December (enter by the back gate) or just join the throng as it passes through the village.

18/12/17

Buckden Parish Council Please note the PC  meeting for January is on Tuesday 9th at 7.30pm. Minutes for the December meeting are on the Parish Council page

18/12/17 NYP Community Messaging 4th December -approximately 10pm. Several farm buildings in Airton have been broken into and power tools have been stolen. Any info, ring 101 quoting log 0078 of 05/12/17.
18/12/17 Grassington Festival Highlights - Click here to find out about some of the highlights of the 2018 Festival programme
11/12/17

Buckden Christmas Cards Due to popular demand, Steph Roe  has agreed to to do one Christmas card delivery this year on 23 December  in Buckden, Cray and Hubberholme only. If you wish to include your cards in this delivery please can you deliver them to Fairlawn by 22 December. All proceeds to be split equally between Yorkshire Air Ambulance and UWFRA. Recommended price per card - 10p.

11/12/17 New Year's Day Walk David & Susan would like to invite all Buckden Walkers – and anyone else up for a walk – to join us on New Year’s Day morning. We meet outside the Buck Inn for departure at 11.30 am. Dogs are welcome on the Walk however leads will be necessary where sheep are present. After the walk, we return to 11 Dalegarth for soup, mulled wine and Stollen.  Non-walkers are welcome to join us at No. 11 from 13.00 p.m. onwards. What better way to start the New Year! Click here for details.
11/12/17 The Funk Wire Christmas Sing-along  at The Falcon, Arncliffe on Tuesday 19th December at 8pm for a sing-along to get your Christmas started. Old favourites including ‘White Christmas’, ‘Wonderful Christmas Time’, ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ and many more. Song sheets £1 each and all proceeds to Air Ambulance and Fell Rescue. (Not to be confused with carols in the Falcon on Friday 22nd)
10/12/17

Mexican night at The George on Wednesday 13th December - . Cheesy Nacho's and dips to start and your choice of Chilli Con Carne, Three Bean Chilli, Chicken Fajita's or Sticky Ribs for mains. All at just £12.95 per person. Just give Ed or Jackie a call to reserve your table

10/12/17 Buckden Singers Christmas Concert - A few tickets still left for the Buckden Singers Christmas Concert. Saturday 16th December at 7.30pm. Fabulous choral performances, unforgettable guest appearances from performers from near and far, mulled pies, minced wine - not surprisingly tickets are selling out fast so order yours now. Contact Stella on 01756 761320 or email tickets@buckden.org
10/12/17 Christingle-making in Buckden School Room from 10am on Christmas Eve – volunteers wanted, especially children (and adult helpers); no previous experience necessary.
10/12/17

Kettlewell Nativity Wednesday 20th December 4.00 p.m. Don't miss it - it's really special!

10/12/17 Buckden Parish Council - next meeting Monday 11th December - Click here for agenda
10/12/17 Land Letting The annual Land Letting Service will be held at Hubberholme Church on Monday 8th January 2018, at 8pm, to be followed by a stroll across the bridge to the Auction at The George, from 8:30pm.
10/12/17

Pocket Panto  Cinderella Festive fun for all the family 23 Dec 2017, 2:00 pm - Kettlewell Village Hall. Tickets from : : kwellvillagehall@aol.com Adults: £ 10; Children: £ 5. The Panto will also be performed at Amerdale Hall on Tuesday 2nd January at 2.00 p.m.

10/12/17 West Winds Christmas opening West Winds will be open  during Christmas Week from Tuesday 26 December 2017 to Monday 1st January 2018, from 11.30pm to 4pm, for a special festive menu with traditional Christmas decorations and a roaring log fire. You can enjoy ham, chicken, chestnut and tarragon pie, gourmet mushroom quiche, carrot and ginger soup, toasted paninis, warm baguettes, scrumptious cakes, Aga-baked scones, hot Christmas punch and a lot more besides. So, how about rounding off a post-Christmas walk in Upper Wharfedale with a visit to West Winds Tearooms?
10/12/17

Upper Wharfedale 1918 Upper Wharfedale Arts and Literature Society (UWALS) has embarked on the project to capture the social history of Upper Wharfedale at around 1918. They are mounting an exhibition called Upper Wharfedale 1918 in the town hall in Grassington over the weekend of July 14th/15th with displays, demonstrations, songs, poetry etc.  In the meantime thye are collecting any material that will help paint a picture of day to day life in 1918.  Much research and collation is being done on the military aspect of this period but less on the social history. Click here for more info and contact details

03/12/17 Kettlewell School Christmas Fair - Reminder Don't forget that the Kettlewell School Christmas Fair will be on Sunday 3rd December, 1pm to 4pm at Kettlewell School.  Please come along to support our school.  Refreshments available.
03/12/17 Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation - Roadshow Feedback and Way Forward. Following the recent Roadshow, the Governors of the Federation have agreed a way forward. Click here to read a letter sent to parents explaining this. The Governors have also produced a summary of the points raised on the feedback sheets at the Roadshow, together with their comments. Click here to read
03/12/17 Buckden Quiz - December Don't forget the change of date for this months quiz. This month the quiz will be on the 10th December rather than on the first Sunday as is customary. Otherwise is usual Ts & Cs - although of course with a festive flavour
03/12/17 Buckden Singers Christmas Concert - Don't forget to order your tickets for the Buckden Singers Christmas Concert. Saturday 16th December at 7.30pm. Fabulous choral performances, unforgettable guest appearances from performers from near and far, mulled pies, minced wine - not surprisingly tickets are selling out fast so order yours now. Contact Stella on 01756 761320 or email tickets@buckden.org
03/12/17 Grassington Festival 2019 The Festival in the Field Marquee highlights will be announced  this week with the Box Office opening dates as follows: 4 - 5 December: For Star and Business Friends 6 - 8 December: For Friends 11 - 15 December: General Sale The Box Office will be open from 10am - 4pm on these days. Tickets will be available to buy online via the  website from these dates 24 hours a day and at weekends. Once the Box Office closes from 16 December, you will still be able to purchase tickets online. For more details  click here
03/12/17 NYP Community Messaging De-icing cars - Police are reminding us not to leave cars unattended with the engine running while de-icing. It will invalidate the insurance;  HMRC scam - on-going fraudulent telephone scam claiming to be HMRC. They never conduct their business making demands by phone; Burglary occurred overnight 26-27 Nov at Watershed mill Langcliffe + amount of Mountain Warehouse clothing stolen any info call 101; Stolen quad recovered - quad stolen overnight in the area  recovered by NYP at an address in Seacroft West Yorkshire ; 
26/11/17 Curry Night at The George  Wednesday 29th November - choose between Korma, Massala, Rogan Josh or Thai Green Curries - all available with Chicken , Prawn, Rabbit, Pork, Beef or Vegetarian options. Pops and Pickles to start, basmati rice and naan bread accompaniments all for £12.95 per person. Just give Ed or Jackie a call to reserve your table 
26/11/17 Buckden Weather station The Buckden Weather Station has been upgraded. Click on the button on right to view.
26/11/17 NYP Community Messaging Overnight a quad bike has been stolen from the Settle area from a secure shed. The chain on the shed has been cut off and entry has been made. If you have any information please contact N Y P on 101; Suspicious vehicle - A large, white, Renault transit van has been seen acting suspiciously due to the time of night it was seen in the Grassington area and because of the recent quad bike thefts; Theft prevention - Please ensure that all your property is secure and to report anything suspicious on 101.Due to the number of quad bike thefts, please consider putting alarms on your property, trackers on the quad bikes, along with leaving lights on timers, giving the impression someone is home.
18/11/17 Buckden Parish Plan The Parish Council has now published the Parish Plan. Click here to download.
18/11/17 Buckden Institute Social Night Friday 24th November  to follow BVI committee meeting - Usual Ts & Cs  ~8.15 p.m. 
18/11/17 Kettlewell Film Night - Programme change It was hoped to show "Dunkirk" at Kettlewell Village Hall on Saturday 25th November but its release date on DVD has been delayed so instead the film will be "Churchill". The time is 7.30pm Adults £5 under 19 £2,50.
18/11/17 Buckden Singers Christmas Concert - Saturday 16th December at 7.30pm. Tickets available from Stella Perrott 01756 761320 or email tickets@buckden.org Tickets are selling fast. so order yours now
18/11/17 NYP Community Messaging Between 14th & 15th November Quad stolen from Kilnsey. Arrests have been made any further info please call 101, quoting ref 35
18/11/17 Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 25th November  at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington.  For children the film is  'Despicable Me 3' at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups it is ‘Whisky Galore’ ‪at 7.30pm. Click here for details
18/11/17 Buckden Parish Council - Minutes of the November meeting available on the Parish Council page - Click here
18/11/17 Smart Electricity Meters - Kevin has been having fun this week with his electricity supplier who wanted to fit a "smart" meter. After a significant amount of wasted time, it became clear that it would not work due to the lack of a mobile signal on the right network. Kevin's advice is that before you arrange to have a Smart meter fitted, check that it will work in spite of Buckden's limited mobile signal.
18/11/17 Christmas cakes from West Winds - West Winds are now taking orders for Christmas cakes. Click here for details
13/11/17 Buck Inn - parking - Jo has emailed to ask that people do not park in the Buck Inn car-park for the time being, as with the building work restarted, there is a risk of damage from contractors' vehicles, as well as the potential top cause an obstruction
12/11/17 Buck Inn - latest Good news from the Buck. Jo has messaged me to say that the enforcement case is now closed. She goes on to say how much they appreciate the support of Buckden residents and that they look forward to welcoming everyone at the Buck in the New year. To read the full text of Jo's message, click here. Thanks to all who wrote in to YDNP in support.
12/11/17 Buckden Singers - Summer Concert - Save the Date - Due to availability of musicians, next years summer concerts will be a couple of weeks later than usual as follows:, Friday 27th July -  St Michael's, Hubberholme; Saturday 28th July - St Margaret’s, Threshfield
12/11/17 Hubberholme Church Photo Competition - The winners of the Photo competition have been announced. Click here for details.
12/11/17 UWRSG Newsletter The latest Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support Group newsletter has been published. Click here to read.
11/11/17 Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation – Message from the Governors: The Governors would like to thank all those parents and members of the wider community who attended the Federation Communications Evening in October. We have undertaken an analysis of the responses and comments and are using the information to inform our discussions and thinking as we move forward. We will respond to the detail in due course and we hope to be able to give you an update on progress in the New Year.
11/11/17

Buckden Singers Christmas Concert will take place in the village Institute on Saturday 16th December at 7.30pm. Tickets available from Stella Perrott 01756 761320 or email tickets@buckden.org Lots of carols, party pieces, songs and funny stuff. Mince pie and mulled wine included. Tickets are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

11/11/17 Buckden Parish Council Meeting - Monday 13th November Buckden Village Institute 8.00 p.m. Click here for Agenda
11/11/17 Kettlewell School Christmas Fair The Christmas Fair will be on Sunday 3rd December, 1pm to 4pm at Kettlewell School.  Please come along to support our school.  Refreshments available.
11/11/17 Kettlewell School - Forest Classroom Grant Voting closes on the 21st November, so please register and vote for our forest classroom.  Anyone with an email can vote and can use all 10 votes on one project. Click here to vote
11/11/17 Kettlewell Primary School - Wreath making - Make your Christmas wreath on Wednesday 29th November, 6.30pm to 9pm at Kettlewell Village Hall.  £10 per person to include a frame, basic foliage and a pie and peas supper (vegetarian option available).  Bring a bottle and extra decorations for your wreath.
11/11/17 NYP Community Messaging - Between 10pm on the 9th November and 12.30am on the 10th November, 2 red Honda quad bikes and a Scrambler bike have been stolen from a farm in Cowling. Any info? - Call 101 Log 12170201919 refers.
11/11/17 Property to rent in Buckden Lane Ends Barn is available to rent. Click here
04/11/17 Buckden Bonfire and Quiz - times Just to confirm,  as there has been some confusion this week. The bonfire will be lit at 5.00 p.m. tomorrow (Sunday) and not at 6.00 as in previous years. The quiz will start at the usual time of 7.30 p.m.- followed by a Jacob's Join as usual.
04/11/17 Buckden Skittles Night - there are still some tickets available for the Buckden Skittles Night on Saturday 11th November at 7.30 p.m. This will be similar to the previous event but will not include a Pie and Peas Supper. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Entry will be £5, and there will be cash prizes for the winning team and highest scores. Places are limited - to reserve your place email skittles@buckden.org or call 01756 761155.
04/11/17

Outdoor Classroom for Kettlewell Primary School Kettlewell Primary School has already achieved Forest School status. We'd really like an outdoor classroom to seal the deal and allow other schools, scouts and brownies, and other groups to enjoy these facilities. In so doing, we've applied to the Aviva Community Fund, and, despite being small, are doing pretty well on votes... and it's all about the voting! So please vote for us - it's easy and will take barely 3 minutes of your time! Thank you! Click here to vote

04/11/17 Kettlewell School Open Day For prospective parents and children - December 6th, 8.30-11.30am. Drop by and see what this amazing school has to offer!
04/11/17 December Quiz - Buckden - Please note that the Buckden December Quiz will be on Sunday 10th December (i.e. second Sunday of the month rather than the usual first Sunday)
04/11/17 Christmas floral arrangements and door hangings - with mince pies and mulled wine.  Tuesday December 12th 10.30 a.m. in Buckden School Room
04/11/17 Kettlewell Film Night Saturday 25th November "Dunkirk" 7.30pm. Adults £5,  under 19 £2.50 12A
04/11/17 NYP Community Messaging - Burglary in the early hours 03/11/17  at The Fountain in Hawes between 01:00 hours and 01:30 hours. As well as the Cash that has been stolen, there is a distinctive metal safe drawer missing, It is cream/beige in colour, the paint is worn showing bare metal and it has engraving of 'Milnersafe Company' on the brass lock. Also missing is a plastic ice cream tub containing receipts and envelopes. Any information please call 101 and quote job 12170197389
29/10/17

 

Steak night at the George - There will be George Steak Night on Wednesday 1st November. Choose from Tuna, Beef, Gammon or Lamb Steaks. Any two courses including a bottle of wine at £50 per couple. Full details of menu available from Jackie or Ed - Tel: 01756 760 223

29/10/17 Buckden Village Bonfire Sunday 5th November 5pm. Afterwards quiz night – don’t forget it’s a Jacob Join. Items for the bonfire can be placed on the village green 1 week beforehand. Please no rubber / plastic etc. Donations for the fireworks will be collected on the night
29/10/17 NYP Community Messaging Overnight on the 25th to 26th October a vehicle has been broken into on Park View Skipton. If you have seen anything please call North Yorkshire police on 101
23/10/17 Set-back at the Buck It seems hard to believe but apparently someone locally has complained to the National Park that the renovations at the Buck are not in keeping with the character of the building, and consequently work has had to stop. It is hard to see how replacing rotten floor boards, repairing a leaking chimney, and removing laminate flooring and 1970s seating could be seen as not in keeping with the character of the building. Having been in there several times while the pub was up for rent, it was damp and down at heel and desperately in need of renovation. Having waited almost a year for someone to take it on, it seems extraordinary that anyone would object to the efforts of Jo and Jeremy to get us our pub open as soon as possible. It is clear that this will further delay the opening of the Buck, with continued damaging impact on the social and economic life of the community, not to mention the message it sends to Jo and Jeremy. If anyone doubts the impact of the Buck being closed, passenger numbers on the bus to and from Buckden have dropped by a third since the pub has been closed. I hope that more enlightened members of the community will, like me,  write to the National Park highlighting the negative impact on the village and the community and asking them to resolve this issue as rapidly as possible, to enable the pub to reopen. Letters/emails should be sent to Peter Stockton, Head of Sustainable Development,  Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Yoredale, Bainbridge, Leyburn. DL8 3EL; email: Peter.Stockton@yorkshiredales.org.uk
23/10/17 Kettlewell Cinema Next film at Kettlewell Village Hall is "Lion". A true story of a 5 year old Indian Boy who gets separated from his family when he gets lost on a train and ends up thousands of miles away across India. PG This Saturday 28th October 7.30pm. Adults £5 under 19 £2.50
23/10/17 Recycle-It - New item listed - click here for details
22/10/17 Upper Wharfedale Venturer - It is the school half term holiday this week, so we will be running the Saturday and School Holiday timetable, all week. Also we have a different bus this week. The Venturer is going for its annual major service and MoT this week, so we will be running an NYCC school bus instead from Monday lunchtime to Friday lunchtime Click here for details
22/10/17 The Bundle - An Asylum Seekers Journey - by the Journeyman Theatre - Friday 3rd November Click here for details
22/10/17 Dark Skies Upper Wharfedale “Friends of the Stars” warmly invite you to attend a dark sky event on the 31st October at Scargill House, Kettlewell, BD23 5HU Your guide for the night is Martin Lunn (former curator of astronomy, Yorkshire Museum, York) Please arrive at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. You are advised to wear suitable footwear and bring a torch. This is a free event for everyone. Warm hospitality, hot chocolate and cake will be provided by the Scargill Community
22/10/17 BBC Food series filming in Airton The BBC have been  filming at Town End Farm Shop, Airton. The final episode of the series will be filmed next Wednesday the 25th October. For the finale, the  winning Food Producers from our previous episodes will be assembling at the shop to run a special farmers market, where they will be selling their produce and trying to tempt the public with some delicious samples. Presenter, Tom Kerridge, will also be there along with our judges, and we would love to see as many local faces as possible! The market will run from 10am – 2pm.
22/10/17 NYP Community Messaging 2 TRX 420FM Red Honda Quad bikes stolen from an outbuilding at Chapel Le Dale Between 19.10.17 21.30hrs & 20.10.17 6.30hrs theft of  Ingleton any information call 101 incident 67; On the night of 16/10/17 a number of sheds and transit vans have been broken into in the Hawes area with a number of items stolen. Anyone with any information that may be of assistance please contact 101
15/10/17

Reminder - Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation Roadshow  The school road-shows are being held this week as follows:

Monday 16th October -  Kettlewell Village Hall 3.00pm – 7.00pm

Tuesday 17th October - Cracoe Village Hall 3.00pm – 7.00pm

Wednesday 18th October -  Burnsall School 3.00pm – 7.00pm

Thursday 19th October - Grassington School 3.00pm – 7.00pm

Please make every attempt to drop in to one of the events to find out what is going on and to give your views. This affects YOU and everyone else in the Upper Wharfedale community - please make every attempt to attend. For more details, please click here.

15/10/17 Grassington Players - "Mr Bennett's Bride" - a prequel to the Jane Austen classic "Pride and Prejudice", will be staged at Grassington Town Hall from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st October. Click here for more details. Tickets available from Grassington Hub or from www.grassingtonplayers.co.uk
15/10/17 Buckden Harvest Festival Auction - with Jacobs Join was held on Wednesday. Chris Akrigg wielded the auctioneer's  gavel with his customary flair, and the event raised £220 for St George's Crypt in Leeds.
15/10/17 Kettlewell School Autumn Tidy Up - Help needed with the Autumn Tidy-Up of the grounds of Kettlewell School. Help needed with a variety of jobs. Sunday 15th October - 10.00 a.m. until 12.00 (weather permitting - otherwise Sunday 5th November) Click here for details
15/10/17 Buckden Village Bonfire Sunday 5th November 5pm. Afterwards quiz night – don’t forget it’s a Jacob Join. Items for the bonfire can be placed on the village green 1 week beforehand. Please no rubber / plastic etc. Donations for the fireworks will be collected on the night
15/10/17

Hubberholme Church Fund Raising 2017 - Bird Quiz Thank you to everybody who was involved in any way in the Bird Quiz which raised much needed funds for Hubberholme Church.   The winner was Jackie Yarrow from the George Inn, who very generously donated her prize to church funds.  This meant that the grand total raised was £243.  Thank you all once again.  Click here for the answers to those head scratching puzzles.

15/10/17 NYP Community Messaging Burglary at the Abraham Moon shop The Courtyard Settle on 09.10.17 at 20.50hrs , £40,000 stock of Rare ladies & men's clothing taken, suspect white transit van seen at location, any information call 101 incident 55;  Red Canaan quad bike with a blue basket on the back has been stolen from a property in the Barden area near Skipton on 09/10/2017 . Anyone with any information please call NYP on 101; Increase in tool theft in the Craven area. Please ensure that all tools are adequately stored away in a secure place. If you see anything suspicious please call it in on 101
15/10/17 Update from Julian Smith MP - click here to read
08/10/17 Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation Roadshow  The Federation has made a fantastic start but there are still many issues to be tackled. ALL MEMBERS of the Upper Wharfedale community are invited to any one of our four ‘roadshows’ where we will look at the issues and challenges, particularly the sustainability of our primary schools. The Kettlewell Roadshow is on Monday 16th October from 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. - If you can't make this date you are welcome to attend one of the other events. This affects YOU and everyone else in the Upper Wharfedale community - please make every attempt to attend. For more details and dates of the other events, please click here.
08/10/17 Buckden Parish Council Meeting - Monday 9th October. Buckden Village Institute 8.00 p.m. Click here for Agenda
08/10/17 Dark Sky Event at Scargill Martin Lunn (former curator of astronomy, Yorkshire Museum, York) is hosting a Dark Sky event at Scargill House on the 31st October. You are advised to wear suitable footware and bring a torch. This is a free event, and all are welcome. Arrive 7.30pm for an 8pm start
08/10/17

Friends of Kettlewell Primary School Save the date! Our Christmas Fair will be on Sunday 3rd December, 1pm until 4pm at the school. Stalls include gifts, tombola, water or wine, raffle and the ever popular mulled wine  and cakes. We will also have a very special visitor. Have you been good? Please come along and support our wonderful school. 

08/10/17

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival A huge thank you to everyone who took part, helped and attended this year's festival. Another successful year with fabulous Scarecrows.  Please come along to our AGM on Wednesday 22nd November, 7.30pm at Kettlewell Village Hall to find out more about the money raised and how it has helped the community. If you would like to join the committee, please put your nomination in to our secretary Melanie Thornton by Monday 20th November via melaniethornton@live.com or to Troutbeck House, Middle Lane, Kettlewell.

08/10/17

Kettlewell Playground Thank you to everyone who came to our BBQ. A fantastic event and well supported. The weather held off until the end, resulting in the Ladies v Gents rounders tournament being cut short and was a draw. The Ladies took the Kettlewell Cup home. We raised £561.50 for the maintenance and improvement of the playground, which is simply amazing. Thank you to everyone who helped make it such a success. Our next fundraiser will be our bingo event in February. 

08/10/17 NYP Community Messaging Leyburn Police are appealing for sightings of a Black Seat Alhambra on Irish Plates which was used in crime in Leyburn at 1330hrs on Fri 06/10/2017. Please ring 101 if you see the vehicle and quote: NYP-06102017-0247
30/09/17 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk – 2 October 2017 - Wether Fell and the Roman Road. A steady 51/2 mile walk along Cam High Road and on footpaths around Wether Fell. Mostly flat, but with a couple of ups and downs around the fell – 300 feet in total. Wonderful views of Raydale, Semer Water, Addlebrough &  Wensleydale, but the walk needs a clear day to appreciate the views and to avoid getting lost! Usual arrangements, meet at the Buck Inn for car sharing, bring your picnic. If the weather is misty Julian suggests a diversion to the Aysgarth Falls and West Burton walk.
30/09/17

Macmillan Coffee Morning A huge “Thank you” to all who supported the recent Coffee Morning.  The attendance was marvellous and a thoroughly enjoyable morning was shared by all.  Others, unable to be present, also gave most generously.  We are happy to say that, once Gift Aid is applied, the Macmillan organisation will benefit by £403.25.  We’re only a small community, but such a supportive one.  As Megan said ‘Small Village – Big Heart.’

30/09/17 GPs' Newsletter Click here for the autumn edition of the Newsletter for the Grassington Surgery
30/09/17 Craven the best place to live in the UK - why living in the Yorkshire Dales makes you happy. So the Office of National Statistics has determined that Craven is the best place to live in the UK. Well - we all knew that, but it would be interesting to know if rainfall was one of the factors in the calculation! Click here for story.
30/09/17 Buckden Sunday Walkers - there will be no Sunday Walk in October. It is hoped that there will be a walk on Sunday 19th November, however.
30/09/17

Satire Strikes  As part of its nationwide tour, the satirical sketch show From Here To Absurdity is returning to Wharfedale this autumn, and will headline at Kettlewell Village Hall on Saturday 14 October.7.30pm. In recent years, the show has been performed at both the Edinburgh Fringe and the Chicago Sketch Festival. But the show is no stranger to these parts either, having performed here in 2011 as well as being well received at venues in Otley and Settle. Written by Private Eye contributor Rick Kelly, the 90 minute show takes a sharp look at the various absurdities of life in modern Britain - including ‘divorce, death, devolution and ramblers’. Those with a contempt for political correctness, accountants, and senior managers might also find something amusing. Accompanying Kelly on stage will be Ashley Hern, formerly of the Oxford University Revue, and Lucy Simons, a stand-up comedienne well known on the Manchester and Liverpool comedy circuits. Tickets £10  Under 19 £5   From Village shop, Zarina's cafe, or tel 01756760887, email kwellvillagehall@aol.com  Limited bar available.

30/09/17 Kettlewell Christmas Party - Saturday 2nd December @ 7.30pm. A cracking night out not to be missed, featuring: Fantastic covers band, The Scene. Also featuring surprise local guests. Admission by ticket only @ £12.50. Book now to avoid disappointment, as numbers limited Available from: Caroline 07786 330914 or Melanie 07872 993806 - In aid of Kettlewell Village School. Bar: with local beers and excellent wines!!!!
30/09/17 Kettlewell Cinema   The next film in the series is " Lion" on Saturday 28th October 7.30pm. Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Classified PG Tickets adults £5 Children £2.50 Available from the village shop or on the door.
30/09/17

Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 7th October 2017  at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington.  For children we present 'Boss Baby' at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘Viceroy's House’ ‪at 7.30pm. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community and support Grassington Hub and Community Library.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  Ask about our Loyalty discount Scheme. All welcome! Book in advance either on line at grassington.uk.com or in Grassington Hub and reserve the seat of your choice or pay on the door. For more information: click here

30/09/17 Dalesbus Sunday Timetable The Winter Sunday DalesBus timetable will be introduced from Sunday 1st October, with buses running at similar times to last winter.  On Sundays the last bus from Buckden will be at 1620 running to Grassington, for connections to Skipton, Burnley and Manchester, continuing to Ilkley, Leeds and Wakefield. Click here for timetable
30/09/17 NYP Community Messaging - North Yorkshire Police are communicating details of the Safe Places Scheme - Please click here for more information
23/09/17 Buckden Spanish Tapas Night  – Have you booked your places yet. Still some tickets left for the fabulous Tapas night in Buckden Village Institute - next  Saturday, September 30th at 7.30 p.m. Enjoy a selection of Tapas, with unforgettable  Spanish-themed (vaguely) entertainment and raffle. Bring your own drinks. Spanish dress optional. Tickets £12 - email tapas@buckden.org or call 01756 761155 to reserve your place. Book now to avoid disappointment.
23/09/17 Stray Tabby Cat - Found at Cray and missing home. Please contact Emily ej_carr@hotmail.com

23/09/17

 

Macmillan Coffee Morning ; a reminder to drop in to 11 Dalegarth, on Tuesday morning (26th September) from 10.30 onwards - support for the cake stall and raffle would be much appreciated.
23/09/17 Harvest Supper - Wednesday 11th October in Buckden Institute will be a 'Jacob's Join' evening starting at 7:00.  Local celebrity auctioneer Chris Akrigg will lead the Auction of Produce, with all the proceeds going to support the vital work carried out at St. George's Crypt, Leeds.  Produce can be brought to church on Saturday 7th by 2pm, when the Church will be decorated; alternatively, in time for the Service on Sunday 8th (prior to 11:15am), or 'on the night'. Your generosity is always appreciated.  Please add your 'party piece' to the entertainment on the evening.  So, fun is guaranteed.  Please come!  Bring family and friends; all are welcome to this annual 'do good, feel good' church and community event.
23/09/17 Buckden Quiz Night The October Quiz will be held on  Sunday October 1st. Usual Ts & Cs: In the Institute  - doors open: 7.00 p.m. First question: 7.30 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019.
23/09/17 Siambr Wen - Click here to see what Keith & Linda have been up to with their Welsh project
23/09/17 Collection for Refugees - Yorkshire Aid. There is another collection for refugees in Upper Wharfedale this autumn - desperately needed in readiness for winter in the camps. Items can be dropped off at the Hedgerow in Threshfield - see below for details

17/09/17 Vacancy at Fountaine's Hospital  in Linton There is a vacancy at the Almshouses in Linton - one single cottage with stairs. Applications are invited from retired persons who have been resident in Upper Wharfedale for at least two years. Please write a brief letter giving your circumstances to the Clerk, and if you are eligible an application form will be sent to you. The Clerk – Ms Sheila Ely, Bank View Cottage, Hebden, Skipton. BD23 5DU Tel.01756-752978 sheila.ely@daelnet.co.uk
16/09/17

Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation Roadshow  The Federation has made a fantastic start but there are still many issues to be tackled. ALL MEMBERS of the Upper Wharfedale community are invited to any one of our four ‘roadshows’ where we will look at the issues and challenges, particularly the sustainability of our primary schools. The Kettlewell Roadshow is on Monday 16th October from 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. - If you can't make this date you are welcome to attend one of the other events. This affects YOU and everyone else in the Upper Wharfedale community - please make every attempt to attend. For more details and dates of the other events, please click here.

16/09/17

 

Kettlewell Playground BBQ This Sunday 17th September - 2 until 4pm. Bar, games, raffle. Join the tug of war, the rounders tournament or the welly wanging. Children's games suitable for all ages. Please support this wonderful event to raise funds for the maintenance and improvement of the playground.
16/09/17 UW Refugee Support Group Welcome Day UWRSG will be hosting its second ‘welcome day’ for refugees at Kettlewell on Saturday 16 September 2017 . We will be welcoming groups from Bradford and Blackburn and Darwen. The focus of the day is on some cricketing fun and other games. Click here for Issue 6 of the UWRSG Newsletter
16/09/17

 

Plums for Manorlands After much picking, tree shaking and collecting, the efforts of Grace, Jack and Robert were rewarded by … a soaking wet Sunday Sale of plums. However the sunny, generosity of Buckden came up trumps again and we have been able to send a cheque to Manorlands for £80. Please accept our sincere thanks for all the support given – be prepared, the children are already hoping for a bumper harvest next year, when there might be packets of crumble mix available as well! A message from Grace and Jack "We told our school and they were amazed at the amount we raised. Yours sincerely, Grace and Jack and Daddy."

16/09/17

 

Drop In Macmillan Coffee Morning The Knit & Natter group would like to invite everyone to a Drop In Macmillan Coffee Morning on Tuesday 26th September. We promise ‘no knitting’ but hopefully plenty of ‘nattering’ - just come along to 11 Dalegarth from 10.30am onwards.
16/09/17 NYP Community Messaging - Theft of Lambs Over night on the 08/09/2017 a number of pedigree Beltex lambs have been stolen from a farm in the Settle area. Each lamb has a horizontal red stripe painted across it's hindquarters and a yellow triangular tag and a lilac triangular tag in the opposite ear. Anyone with any information please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101
09/09/17 Spanish Tapas Night  – Buckden Village Institute. Saturday September 30th at 7.30 p.m. Enjoy a selection of Tapas, with Spanish themed entertainment and raffle. Bring your own drinks. Spanish dress optional. Tickets £12 - email tapas@buckden.org or call 01756 761155 to reserve your place. Prizes for the Spanish themed raffle would be appreciated.
09/09/17 Institute Committee - The Buckden Village Institute Committee currently has a vacancy for one member. Ideally, we are looking for someone who would also be prepared to take on the role of Treasurer. Full training would be given. The Institute is an important resource for our village which is kept going entirely by the efforts of volunteers. This  role is an opportunity for someone to be part of these efforts and keep the hall going for the benefit of the whole community. If you are interested, please call Pete on (01756) 761155 or email BVI@buckden.org . If you would be interested in becoming Treasurer, but do not want to join the committee as a member, that may be an option, so again, please get in touch as above.
09/09/17

Buckden Sunday Walkers 17 September.  This month's walk will commence from Grimwith Reservoir car park and is approximately 10 miles.  As usual, meet at The Buck at 10.30 to share lifts or 11.00 at the reservoir car park.  Please let Robin know if you intend to meet at the car park.

09/09/17 Social Evening - September There will be a social evening in the Institute  on Friday 15th September at 8.00 p.m. Bring your own drink and snacks.  All welcome, including visitors to the village.  Entry £2.00.
09/09/17 Wharfedale Beer Festival Tickets now on sale for the Wharfedale Beer Festival to be held on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th November in Grassington Town Hall.  Click here  to buy tickets on line or  get them at the The Blue Bell, Kettlewell.  Tickets sold out quickly last year so buy them soon...
09/09/17 Skittles Night: It is planned to hold another Skittles Night on Saturday 11th November at 7.30 p.m. This will be similar to the previous event but will not include a Pie and Peas Supper. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Entry will be £5, and there will be cash prizes for the winning team and highest scores. Places are limited - to reserve your place email skittles@buckden.org or call 01756 761155.
09/09/17

 

Buckden Parish Council - September Meeting - Click here for Agenda. August minutes are available to download from Parish Council page - click here
09/09/17 Buckden Parish Council - Audit Notice The annual audit of the PC Accounts has been completed. To view the Audit Notice, click here
09/09/17 Other dates for your diary: There will be a social evening on Friday 13th October. The Buckden Singers Christmas Concert will be held on Saturday 16th December at 7.30 p.m. On Saturday 27th January 2018 we will be holding the third Buckden Burns Night - watch this space for details.
02/09/17 Buckden Quiz Night The September Quiz will be held on  Sunday September 3rd. Usual Ts & Cs: In the Institute  - doors open: 7.00 p.m. First question: 7.30 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019.
03/09/17 Charity Plum Sale - Grace and Jack will be holding a sale of plums in aid of charity outside Dalegarth on Sunday 10th September from 12.30 - 14.30
02/09/17 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk September 4th 2017. Along, around and under Ribblehead  viaduct. Meet at Buck Inn at 10.30 to arrange travel. Walk to commence at 11.15 from the car park at the junction of the B6255 Hawes road and the B6479 road to Horton. The walk is a 5 miler on easy paths and tracks providing excellent views of Ribblehead Viaduct from different angles, against a backdrop of both Ingleborough and Whernside. Picnic table facilities (and toilets) have been arranged at Broadrake. Dogs welcome - only a couple of stiles.
02/09/17

 

Buckden Walkers Wednesday Evening Stroll The next evening stroll will be taking place on Wednesday13th September and is a leisurely 45 to 50 minute walk around Kinsley with a meal at The Tennant Arms afterwards. Meet outside The Buck at 6:15pm for car sharing, or 6:30pm at Kilnsey, non-walkers at 7:30pm. Meal at 8:00pm. The walk is along a short section of Mastiles Lane, returning via a green path to Kilnsey, then along to road to Consitone bridge, across fields to Kilnsey Crag and back on the road to the The Tennant Arms. Please select from the  menu (click here) and let Julian know by September 7th, so that he can advise the pub of numbers and menu choices.

02/09/17 Kettlewell Film Night New season of films at Kettlewell Village Hall will begin on Saturday 16th September at 7.30pm . The film will be "Sully" Adults £5 children £2.50  The film is rated 12A  Tickets available at the village shop or on the door. On Jan. 15, 2009, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) tries to make an emergency landing in New York's Hudson River after US Airways Flight 1549 strikes a flock of geese. Miraculously, all of the 155 passengers and crew survive the harrowing ordeal, and Sullenberger becomes a national hero in the eyes of the public and the media. Despite the accolades, the famed pilot now faces an investigation that threatens to destroy his career and reputation.
02/09/17

Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 2nd September 2017. Grassington Community Cinema presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington.  For children we present 'Smurfs: The Lost Village' at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘Their Finest’ ‪at 7.30pm. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community and support Grassington Hub and Community Library.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  Ask about our Loyalty discount Scheme. All welcome! For more information: click here

02/09/17 NYP Community messaging Thieves are currently targeting the Craven District with an increase in theft from and of vehicles, including quad bikes. Please ensure you take measures to prevent theft of and from your vehicles. Simple crime prevention measures can be found on our website at www.northyorkshire.police.uk
28/08/17

Hubberholme Church Fund Raising events - Thank you to everyone who has supported in many ways the events this year especially the Auction of Promises. Please note that there will NOT be the  August 28th  Bank Holiday Monday Refreshments and Stalls in Buckden School Room this year. However please remember the Digital Photograph of Hubberholme  Church Competition does not close until October 31st. Entries to stephen.hounsham@smartercat.co.uk  Autumn pictures would be good if you have not taken one already. Bird Quizes are also available until October 31st from sandieparsons@icloud.com and at The George Inn, Hubberholme.

28/08/17 Buckden Parish Council - Change of date Please note that the September meeting of Buckden Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 12th September at 8.00 p.m. in the Institute
28/08/17 Buckden Singers - Rehearsals re-start on Thursday 7th September at 7.30 p.m. in Buckden Village Institute. New members always welcome
28/08/17

Concert at Scargill House A concert that is being held in the Chapel on Friday 1st September at 8pm. A group of residential guests will be working all week working together to form a scratch choir and orchestra and to perform the musical 'Angel Voices'. The musical is written by Roger Jones and will be directed and conducted by Roger Jones himself, supported by his team from CMM (Christian Music Ministries). As our guests make up the orchestra and choir, local people are invited to come along to enjoy the musical and to join the community in forming an audience! The concert starts at 8pm on Friday 1st September and entrance is free. There will even be hot chocolate afterwards

28/08/17 NYP Community Messaging North Yorkshire Trading Standards continue to receive reports from residents and businesses about workmen attending their location claiming to be working on nearby roads and having a quantity of tarmac they need to get rid of. This results in work agreeing to be done to repair a driveway etc leading to poor workmanship and inflated prices with consumers often being charged several thousand pounds for work which they believed would only be a few hundred. PLEASE do not entertain such approaches and report to the police on 101 or Trading Standards on 03454 04 05 06
12/08/17 Buckden Whist Whist starts its 2017-18 season next month in Buckden Village Institute. A warm welcome is assured to members old and new. The Whist Drives are held on alternate Wednesdays; the door opens at 6:30pm for a 7pm start. There is an entry charge of £2:50 per evening - inclusive of refreshments. The first evenings will be Wednesday 6th and 20th September. Readers are unlikely to have  forgotten that Buckden Whist inspired Wilf to poetry, as follows:

Give your Wednesday a brand new twist,

Come and try the Buckden Whist.

Lots of prizes to be won,

so come along and join the fun.

You'll be leaving full of smiles,

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

If you believe I can't be trusted,

why not check with David Lusted?

12/08/17 Buckden Duck Race - The Buckden Duck Race was a great success and raised over £400 for Institute funds. Many thanks to Sandra for all her hard work in organising it, and providing the opportunity for some of us to get quite wet!
12/08/17 Knit & Knatter The Knit & Natter Group will resume knitting and nattering on Tuesday, 12th September at 10.30  at 11 Dalegarth.   The ability to knit is not essential, we simply meet for coffee, put the world to rights, and we usually have a charitable project on-going.  Everyone is welcome - especially new members.  If you would like more information contact Susan on 760877 or Megan on 760399.
12/08/17 Letters to the editor - Click here to read a letter from Terry Newman, regarding a recent event at Buckden House
12/08/17 Ultrafast Broadband comes to Buckden  Boundless Networks (formerly LN Comms) has announced that Next Generation 100Mbps Ultrafast broadband will be available in the Upper Dale from August, following a long and protracted fibre installation by BT Openreach. The Ultrafast range of broadband packages are faster than BT Infinity, at a lower cost, with access speeds up to 100 Mbps. Prices start at £29.99 for 50Mbps and £42.99 for 100Mbps. Boundless Networks was the first company to bring Super-Fast broadband to the area and we have proudly helped residents of Upper Wharfedale and Littondale since 2012. Boundless have committed to investing in the latest technology as it becomes available enabling them to provide the area with superior speeds and improved network reliability. Our support is really necessary as only Boundless provide a service to the more remote areas of our parish where BT will never invest in fast broadband. It is worth remembering that Boundless provide free broadband in the Institute for the benefit of villagers, and also provide the infrastructure which carries the Vodafone 3G service.
12/08/17

New BBC food show filming in Airton - customers wanted! The BBC is making a brand new primetime series about small scale artisan food and drink producers. This exciting contest gives amateur and small scale food producers a chance to showcase their product and compete against other similar products. In each episode, they will meet four different food producers and get to know them, their product and how it is created. These four food producers are then brought together in a real shop where they will sell their products to the public. The BBC will be filming in Town End Farm Shop in Airton on certain dates throughout September, and are looking for customers who are passionate about food to come into the shop.  If you are interested in finding out more, please  email foodshop@studiolambert.com or  call James on 07939973110.

12/08/17

NYP Community Messaging - Sheep Theft Between 01.07.17 & 01.08.17 theft of 10 Ewes mix Swaledales & Dalesbred with red spray on left shoulder & 10 lamb Tups with blue spray on shoulder, ear tags UK12538 from a field near Stockdale Settle any information call 101 ref - 227; Quad bike theft Overnight on Fri the 28th July a red Suzuki quad bike was stolen from a secure shed in Beamsley. It had a yellow sprayer on it and it's VRM is YJ64 OKA. Anyone with any information please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote 12170133379

12/08/17 Kettlewell & District Annual Horticultural Show. Sunday 3rd September 2017 1-30 - 4pm The Kettlewell & District Horticultural Show was started in 1908 the object being to bring the people in the villages together and take more pride in their gardens, and at first it was purely a competition for the best flower and vegetable garden. The Show was held in the old National School up the hill to Park Rash. It was held in a simple marquee in the school grounds, there was a brass band and grand dance in the evening!... Shortly after when the Kettlewell Village Hall was built in 1927 the Show was moved into the new hall. The Show lapsed during the two world wars, otherwise it has been held continuously since 1908 bringing the people of the dales together to show off their prowess and admire the results of their labour and skills. The show prides itself on being a traditional Dales event, and is open to all ages and includes a full range of entry possibilities including flowers, fruit & vegetables, baking, drinks, crafts and art. It’s great fun for the children of the dales, and all children who bring along a vegetable they’ve grown this year are certain to be awarded a small prize too. The most exciting is a ‘Disaster Class!’ open to everyone. Anything from any category that went wrong. Including strange shaped vegetables, weird fruit and burnt cakes and buns!! The winner is voted by the public on Show day. We get some funny entries!!! Refreshments and fun please come along for a great day out!
12/08/17

Help needed A resident of Starbotton who is working towards an MSc in Historic Building Conservation, is writing a dissertation about 17C buildings in the Upper Wharfedale area. She is looking for a copy of an  earlier MA dissertation from 1987 by K.Baird called A Study of Vernacular Buildings in Buckden and Langstrothdale. It was done through the University of Manchester. She has been unable to locate it anywhere and wondered if anyone in Buckden was involved in this and has a copy or know where one is held. If you have a copy or know anything about the study please email info@buckden.org

30/07/17

Skittles Night  Buckden Institute Saturday September 2nd 7pm start. Tickets £10 to include pie & pea supper. Team and individual prizes. Great fun for all ages & abilities. To order tickets email Linda & Keith keith@keldbarn.plus.com Numbers are limited to 48 so reserve your place asap

30/07/17

Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll – Wednesday 9th August 2017 Nethergill Farm, Oughtershaw. Meet at Buck Inn at 6pm to arrange car share. A popular return to Chris and Fiona’s  for a guided walk and then supper. Please be aware – dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead at all times during the walk.  The (excellent) supper will cost £15; drinks will be available for purchase. To assist Fiona with her catering, please notify David/Sue by Thursday 3rd  August. (01756) 760 877

30/07/17

Buckden Art Group 27th Annual Exhibition - Admission free. 150 paintings on view Saturday August 26th to Wednesday August 30th. Buckden Village Institute. 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. daily

30/07/17 Promises Auction Thank you from Hubberholme church to everyone who supported by  promises, bids, help before and on the night. It was a very successful and enjoyable evening raising approx.£2800 and without you all this would not have happened. Thank you again.
30/07/17 Lost property - glasses  A pair of bronze coloured 'Specsaver' glasses were left in the Institute the promises auction. They can be collected from Alan Jones, or email lost@buckden.org
30/07/17 Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 5th August 2017.  The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington.  For children we present 'Ethel and Ernest' at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘Hidden Figures’ ‪at 7.30pm. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community and support Grassington Hub and Community Library.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  Ask about our Loyalty discount Scheme. All welcome! For more information: click here
30/07/17 Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival - from Saturday 12th to Sunday 20th August - details click here
22/07/17 Promises Auction The auction was a great success, raising more than £2,300 for Hubberholme Church thanks to the generosity both of those who gave the lots and  the bidders, as well, of course, as the consummate professionalism of our auctioneer.
22/07/17

Buckden Duck Race will take place at approx 3pm on Saturday 29th July at Buckden Bridge. Tickets will be available to buy from 2pm onwards near the bridge on the day or, in advance if you can't be there, from Sandra Kilvington 01756760246. Ducks  £1 each. There will also be our legendary 'Hot Dogs' for sale, along with teas, coffee and cold drinks. Sarah will be running Hook-A-lucky-Duck for children and adults alike. Prizes are: 1st - £30, 2nd £20, 3rd - £10, 4th- £5 + Booby prize. A fun afternoon for all. Picture shows Charlie officiating at the last Duck Race in 2002

22/07/17

Buckden Skittles Night Buckden Institute Saturday September 2nd 7pm start. Tickets £10 to include pie & pea supper. Team and individual prizes. Great fun for all ages & abilities To order tickets email Linda & Keith at keith@keldbarn.plus.com Numbers are limited to 48, so reserve your place a.s.a.p.

22/07/17 Kettlewell School Sponsored Walk / Show A massive thank you to all those of you who sponsored the walk for Kettlewell School. The amount raised is now over £2,000.

If you weren't at the school's  performances of "Pirates and Mermaids" on Thursday, then  you missed a real treat. A dramatic performance to rival anything seen at Grassington Festival with probably the most authentic pirates, mermaids, parrot and crocodile ever seen in the Dale.

22/07/17

Temporary  Road Closure - Conistone Grass Wood Lane, Conistone will be closed from 24th July for up to 5 days for BT works.

22/07/17 NYP Community Messaging - If you get a call from someone claiming to be from HMRC and offering you a discount on your tax bill by paying with iTunes vouchers, its a scam - you will be astonished to hear!
22/07/17 NYP Community messaging Public consultation notice - Working Better Together:  Options to improve collaboration between fire and police services in North Yorkshire. You can view the consultation materials, find further information and respond to the consultation survey at www.telljulia.com
22/07/17 Message from Rachelle "Bill and I are walking the Dales way this year for Izzy Palmer who is a Paralympic hopeful in dressage. She has Cerebral Palsy from an injury she sustained at birth and I met her as a result of her winning a Yorkshire Womens of Achievement Award. She is a determined hard working individual and at 16 is competing at an international level. Shes also part of Team GB. Her poor father has 3 daughters who all appear a bit pony mad and all his time and income is devoted to Izzys dream of getting to the next Olympics. She just competed at Hartbury and won her class. Hartbury is one of the international dressage competitions. I was also just told that she has been selected as reserve for the European Championships. I attach some info about her and my walk. If you are happy to contribute (no matter how little- it all adds up) I attach the link. We are using the IM Charity Foundation so we can claim the Gift aid through the foundation" www.givey.com/rachelleiswalkingthedalesway
16/07/17 Buckden Singers Summer Concerts - click here for pictures
16/07/17 Buckden Singers Piano grant - Many thanks to all of you who voted for Buckden Singers bid in the Calor Rural Community Fund. The choir are delighted to have been awarded £1,000 towards the cost of a new stage piano and really appreciate your support.
16/07/17 Exercise bike - many thanks to all those of you who contacted Sarah with offers of an exercise bike. She now has one, thank you
16/07/17 Promises Auction - reminder Get your ticket or make an early bid if you can’t attend the Summer Auction of Promises  to be held on Saturday July 22nd at 5pm with the Auction starting at 6pm. This will be held at Nos. 7 & 8 Buckden Court in the garden. Tickets £5 are available from Megan tel. 01756 760399 prior. The ticket includes a light tea & glass of wine/ soft drink. If yiu don’t want food then it is £2 on the door. Further drinks are available for a donation. A list of auction promises  is available by clicking here. If you wish to make a bid prior to be given to the auctioneer on the night please ring Deirdre 01756 760296 or email dahalsall@aol.com We welcome your support in anyway and look forward to seeing you on the night for an  enjoyable evening.
16/07/17 News from West Winds - click here for the latest West Winds newsletter
16/07/17 NYP Community Messaging  North Yorkshire Trading Standards have noticed an increase in reports from residents being contacted by telephone by someone claiming to be from Microsoft, BT, Talk-Talk or similar stating they have identified a problem with the router or that the persons email has been 'hacked' They will then trick the recipient into downloading software that allows the caller to remotely access the computer. This may result in the caller claiming they can offer a service to rid the computer of viruses or locking the computer and demanding a fee to unlock. This scam has been around for a while now but we are still seeing residents falling victim. If you get a similar call, hang up and if in doubt contact your internet service provider
09/07/17 School sponsored walk - pictures  click here for pics of the 20.5 mile walk in aid of our local school on Saturday. Many thanks to all who sponsored us. Stars of the day were Emily and Maddie who joined us to walk from Cray to Hubberholme and stayed until the end - 15 miles! You can still sponsor them - just click here

07/07/17 Not too late to sponsor the walk for Kettlewell School tomorrow - 20.43 miles around the school catchment area. Click here to support this great local cause by sponsoring us, or see / email Pete. Many thanks to all those who have already sponsored us.
07/07/17 Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk The next walk is due on 16 July.  Is there anyone out there who would be willing to lead this one? We also require leaders for 20 Aug., 17 Sept, 15 Oct and 19 Nov. Please let Robin know if you are willing.01756 761320
07/07/17 Buckden Parish Council - Meeting on Monday 10th July 2017 Click here for Agenda. Go to Parish Council page for Minutes
07/07/17

School holidays - childcare Want a few hours break from the children? Child care / baby sitting available by the hour from a qualified childcare worker (DBS cleared). If interested please contact Sarah Vetch sarah@vetch.co.uk 01756 760882

07/07/17

Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 8th July 2017.  The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington.  For children we present 'The Lego Batman Movie' at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘Lion’ ‪at 7.30pm. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community and support Grassington Hub and Community Library.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  Ask about our Loyalty discount Scheme. All welcome! For more information: click here

07/07/17 Exercise bike needed  Message from Sarah - "I was just wondering if anybody has an exercise bike that I could borrow / use over the next three weeks, or knows of anyone that might, as I have been advised by my physio that I need to cycle and I have stupidly mislaid my old bike. Any help greatly appreciated. Many thanks Sarah 01756 760882"
02/07/17 Sponsored walk for Kettlewell School next Saturday - 20.43 miles around the school catchment area. Click here to support this great local cause by sponsoring us, or see / email Pete. Many thanks to all those who have already sponsored us.
02/07/17 Buckden Singers Summer Concerts –  Buckden Singers Summer Concerts, which mark the 10th Anniversary of the choir, take place this year on Friday 14th July at 7.30 at St Michael’s, Hubberholme and on Saturday 15th July at 7.30pm at St Margaret’s, Threshfield. Tickets are now available - £7 for adults (children free)  – from Stella Perrott on 01756 761320 or email tickets@buckden.org
02/07/17 Buckden Singers grant for piano We have been notified that we have been shortlisted for the final round of judging. Many thanks to all of you voted for us. We finished in 4th place in our class with 2264 votes.
02/07/17 Social evening - Buckden Village Institute - There will be a social evening in the Institute  on Friday 7th July after the Institute Committee Meeting (around 8.15/8.30 p.m.)  Bring your own drink and snacks.  All welcome, including visitors to the village.  Entry £2.00.
02/07/17

Buckden Walkers Monday Walk July 3 2017 Due to the road closure the walk will now be along the river from Hubberholme to Yockenthwaite and back via Scar House. Dogs welcome as usual, and drinks at the George (or maybe the White Lion) on the way home.

02/07/17

Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll – Wednesday 12th July 2017 Gamekeeper’s Inn, Long Ashes, Threshfield to eat 7.30 for 8pm. Meet at Buck Inn at 6pm to arrange car share. A mystery two mile stroll to start at 6.30. ……… don’t you just love a mystery?  Dogs are welcome on the walk ~ but please leave in car during the meal time. There is no need to order meals in advance, but in order for places to be set, please advise John/Dee (tel 761789) if you wish to attend by 6pm on Monday the 11th. The menu can be seen on the Gamekeeper's website: www.gamekeeperinn.co.uk

02/07/17 Road closure - Skipton Town Centre  Skipton Cycle Races 2017 - The Closure will be in place for a period of 7 hours on 5th July 2017 approx 4pm-11pm
02/07/17 Defibrillator for Kettlewell School Report from the Craven Herald on the new defibrillator for Kettlewell School - click here
02/07/17 Nethergill Summer Party - a few tickets left. In aid of refugees on Saturday 8 July 2017 Nethergill Farm, Buckden, BD23 5JS Experience the delights of a Summer Meadow, Nethergill supper, bar and dancing 6.00pm hay meadow walk - 7.30pm supper Tickets - £20 each Click here to see attached poster for more details. The Venturer will run up the dale for those wanting to see the wild flowers and a later bus for those going to the party only.  The bus will also do two runs back down the dale at the end of the party. If you would like tickets please contact Stella refugees@upperwharfedale.net or 07769 642616.
02/07/17

Promises Auction Get your ticket or make an early bid if you can’t attend the Summer Auction of Promises  to be held on Saturday July 22nd at 5pm with the Auction starting at 6pm. This will be held at Nos. 7 & 8 Buckden Court in the garden. Tickets £5 are available from Megan tel. 01756 760399 prior. The ticket includes a light tea & glass of wine/ soft drink. Further drinks are available for a donation. A list of auction promises  is available by clicking here. If you wish to make a bid prior to be given to the auctioneer on the night please ring Deirdre 01756 760296 or email dahalsall@aol.com We welcome your support in anyway and look forward to seeing you on the night for an  enjoyable evening.

25/06/17

Buckden Duck Race 2017 The revival of the Buckden Duck Race will take place on Saturday 29th July at 3pm at Buckden Bridge. Ducks £1. It last took place in 2002 and was run by Geoff Lightfoot and Charlie Thornborrow. Watch this space for further information.

25/06/17

The Kettlewell Teddy Bear's Picnic is on Sunday 2nd July, 12-2pm at the playground. £1 per child entry, adults free. Picnic plates and refreshments will be available to purchase. Side stalls include tombola, hook a duck, name the bear and a raffle. All money raised will go towards the maintenance and improvement of the playground.

25/06/17

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival If  you are able to help on the stalls please call Melanie Thornton on 01756 761685

25/06/17 Job Vacancy -  Grassington Medical Centre. Part-time receptionist/administrator required to work 16 hours per week plus holiday cover (Opening hours range between 8am & 7.30pm). Flexibility essential.Full Job Description available from Reception on request, email or by telephoning 01756 752313. Application and CV to Mrs Jane Sayer Grassington Medical Centre 9 Station Road Grassington BD23 5LS Email janesayer@nhs.net
Applications by Friday 7 July 2017
25/06/17 Scarecrow workshop - Sunday 16th July - 1- 4 p.m.  Kettlewell Village Hall Click here for details
25/06/17 NYP Community Messaging - Quad bike theft Sometime overnight between 22nd & 23rd June a Quad Bike was stolen from Halton Gill, Littondale. Number plate NL63YBB. Any information please ring 101
25/06/17 Buckden Gala 2018 Go to Buckden Gala website to get all the info about next year's Gala. click here Saturday  Don't forget to put the date in your calendars - June 16th 2018.
19/06/17 Buckden Gala Another fantastic Gala on Saturday with fabulous weather and a great turnout. Bev has asked us to pass on his personal thanks to all the helpers who set up and took down the field, and in turn, we have to thank him for doing his usual role as Field Marshall with his customary efficiency and good humour - in spite of his recent operation . Julie would like to say a huge  thank you to all the bakers who contributed cakes to the tea room. The customers were really complimentary  about the range and standard of baking and the display was simply lovely.

Many thanks too to the volunteers who helped on the day, to all the visitors, and in particular to the Gala Committee for organising the event. Finally a special thank you to Debbie who as Gala Secretary did a brilliant job as always, coordinating the whole event. Click here for photos of the day

19/06/17 Buckden Gala - Message from Debbie  A big thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Gala such a special day.  Of course the weather played a big part, but in reality the Gala cannot operate without the hard work and goodwill of a huge number of volunteers – from the Gala committee who manage the planning behind the scene for 6 months beforehand, to the army of volunteers who ‘person’ stalls on the day, or who help set up or clear away, particularly including those who do not even live in the village.  And thank you also to the stall holders, both within and outside of the village, who help give us the spectrum of stalls and activities that we enjoyed on the day.  The funds raised look set to be in the region of £3,000 which will help pay for most of Buckden Village Institute’s expenses for the next year. Debbie Roe, Chairperson, Gala Committee
19/06/17

Wharfedale Support Group for Manorlands Annual Garden Party Wednesday 28th June 2-4pm at Beechwood, Rylstone BD23 6LJ (by the duck pond).    Strawberry Cream Teas, Cakes, Plants, Books, Cards and other stalls. Classical Musical Entertainment. Large garden and Orchard. Plenty of Gazebos if wet! Tickets £7.50 available by calling 01756 753139 or 752012. Parking in Duck pond Layby or in Raikes Lane.

18/06/17 Buckden Singers Summer Concerts –  Buckden Singers Summer Concerts, which mark the 10th Anniversary of the choir, take place this year on Friday 14th July at 7.30 at St Michael’s, Hubberholme and on Saturday 15th July at 7.30pm at St Margaret’s, Threshfield. Tickets are now available - £7 for adults (children free)  – from Stella Perrott on 01756 761320 or email tickets@buckden.org
18/06/17

Sponsored walk in aid of Kettlewell School Please sponsor our group of parents, teachers and friends of Kettlewell Primary School who will be walking 20.43 miles through the catchment area of the school on Saturday 8th July to raise money for Kettlewell Primary School.   Starting from Kettlewell school at 7.30am, through Starbotton, Buckden, Cray, Hubberholme, Yockenthwaite, Halton Gill, Litton, Arncliffe, Hawkswick and returning to Kettlewell. I am planning to do the walk and have the sponsorship form so please see me if you would like to sponsor us - or email me at peter@buckden.org  if you prefer

18/06/17

Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation - OFSTED The newly established Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation underwent its first OFSTED Inspection just a few weeks ago, with Grassington School in the spotlight. The Governing Board are delighted to announce the outcome of the Inspection: Grassington remains a GOOD school. The report praised Mrs. Morton Lee, the Executive Headteacher, who has only been in post since September 2016, saying; “Working alongside a newly formed, hard-working and supportive Governing body, your skilful and determined leadership has brought about significant improvements to teaching and learning.” The Governors are delighted with the Inspection report and see it as evidence of the educational benefits that being part of a Federation have brought to  this small rural school. Anne Vetch, Chair of Governors of the Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation commented "The standard of education our pupils receive, the commitment of our Executive Headteacher and staff, the emphasis we place on safety and behaviour together with  our inclusive  ethos have all been recognised in this fair and balanced Inspection report. However we are not complacent and will continue our constant strive for improvement in this school and in others in our Federation” Click here to read  full report

18/06/17 Nethergill Summer Party in aid of refugees on Saturday 8 July 2017 Nethergill Farm, Buckden, BD23 5JS Experience the delights of a Summer Meadow, Nethergill supper, bar and dancing 6.00pm hay meadow walk - 7.30pm supper Tickets - £20 each Click here to see attached poster for more details. The Vernturer will run up the dale for those wanting to see the wild flowers and a later bus for those going to the party only.  The bus will also do two runs back down the dale at the end of the party. If you would like tickets please contact Stella refugees@upperwharfedale.net or 07769 642616.
18/06/17

Teddy bear's picnic The Teddy's Bear's picnic has been re-arranged for Sunday 2nd July. The picnic will be held at the playground in Kettlewell, 12pm to 2pm. Entrance is £1 per child to include a certificate for your bear and entry to the games. Picnic plates and refreshments are available to purchase. Side stalls include name the bear, tombola, hook a duck and raffle. All proceeds go towards the maintenance and improvement of the playground. Everyone is welcome and don't forget your teddy bear!

18/06/17

Promises Auction The next  St Michael & All Angels Church Fund Raising Event is  A Summer Auction of Promises is to be held on Saturday July 22nd at 5pm with the Auction starting at 6pm. This will be held at Nos. 7 &* Buckden Court in the garden. Tickets £5 are available from Megan tel. 01756 760399 prior. The ticket includes a light tea & glass of wine/ soft drink. Further drinks are available for a donation.

A list of auction promises  is available by clicking here. If you wish to make a bid prior to be given to the auctioneer on the night please ring Deirdre 01756 760296 or email dahalsall@aol.com We welcome your support in anyway and look forward to seeing you on the night for an  enjoyable evening.

18/06/17 Jools Holland at Grassington Festival. Still three places left on the bus to the Jools Holland gig. If you're interested please email pete@buckden.org
12/06/17

 

National Meadows Day Nethergill Eco-Farm & Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT). Saturday 1 July 2017. Nethergill Farm, Buckden BD23 5JS. 10am - 4pm - booking advised. Teaming with wildlife and a riot of colour, flower-rich hay meadows are truly special. Join us in celebrating the delights of a summer’s meadow with wildflower walks, talks and bug hunting activities (weather permitting). Also, Gill Kirk, local artist with her mobile printing press making wild flower prints. Homemade refreshments available or bring a picnic. Cost: Free, donations to YDMT welcome. www.nethergill.co.uk  - 07854 602060. Click here for poster.

10/06/17 Buckden Gala One week to go to the Gala - Saturday 17 June this year opening at 12.30pm. As every year, we are asking Buckden bakers to once again provide their wonderful sandwich cakes etc. In the gala tea room last year customers were delighted with all confectionery on offer!
10/06/17

Buckden Walkers Sunday Walk - change of date: 25th June Simon’s Seat   8 miles Please note change of date from the usual third Sunday. A repeat of this popular walk we did a couple of years ago – but this time in a counter-clockwise direction. Walk will start from Bardon Tower at 11.15, or meet at the Buck Inn at 10.30 to arrange travel.  Usual T & C’s apply. Any queries ring John on 761789

10/06/17

Kettlewell Teddy Bear's picnic - postponed  Due to circumstances beyond the organisers control,  control, the teddy bear's picnic has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon.

10/06/17

Buckden Walkers Evening Stroll – Wednesday 14th June 2017. Three Horseshoes Inn, Wensley. An easy walk from West Witton to Wensley along the River Ure ~ approx. 2ml.

Meet at the Buck Inn at 6pm for car share. Meal at the Three Horseshoes:   7:30 for 8pm. Park at far side of West Witton (in lay-by on either side of road). Drivers will be ferried back to their cars after the meal. Please let Charmian have your food orders by Monday 12th June. Click here for menu. Dogs welcome at the Three Horseshoes. For further details, contact Charmian or Jimmy on (01756) 760 258. or email jhsayer@btinternet.com .  ALL  WELCOME …… including Non Walkers.

10/06/17 Buckden Parish Council - Monday 12th June at 8.00 p.m. Click here for agenda
04/06/17 Buckden Gala The Gala will be on Saturday 17 June this year opening at 12.30pm and as always the Fell Race and Sheep Show will take place alongside the Gala. There will be the usual range of stalls and entertainments for all ages including children’s races, dog show, beer tent and much more. Donations of cakes, plants, books, bric-a-brac etc. all very welcome.
04/06/17

New piano grant application . Many thanks to all of you have have already voted in support of Buckden Singers bid to get a new stage piano to replace the faithful old Korg, which has stood the choir in good stead for the last 10 years, but which is starting to show its age.

If you haven't yet voted - please read on....Calor have a grant scheme for community projects  for villages which are off the gas grid. The Singers have submitted an application for funding and the next stage in the process is to demonstrate community support for the bid, by getting members of community / supporters to vote for our bid. The success of a bid is not determined solely by voting, but they need to see evidence of significant community support, which will be used with other criteria to determine who gets one of the grants available. So the voting is now open and the choir really needs more bids, so if you could spare the time we would be really grateful. In order to vote you will need to go to the Calor website: click here and register to vote. You will then hit a page at which you will be invited to find the project you want to vote for. If you click on the pull-down for “location” and select North Yorkshire, it will display four projects – you should be ale to spot the right one! Click on "vote now" and it will take you through to the detail. Now – here’s the thing – you get 10 votes and you can apply them all to one project  So please make sure you select the number of votes you want to apply to the project (ideally 10). And that’s it really. It will only take 5 mins.

04/06/17

Buckden Walkers Monday Walk June 5th Grimwith Reservoir Circuit An easy stroll around the reservoir.  Usual arrangements: bring your coffee/ lunch, meet outside the Buck for car sharing at 10.30am, or at the (excellent) car park at Grimwith about 11.00. Drinks at the Clarendon at Hebden afterwards.  As ever, dogs welcome, and the Clarendon is happy to host “well behaved” dogs – so no problem there.

04/06/17 Road Closure - Greenfield / Beckermonds The road will be closed between the hours of 07:30 and 17:00, starting Monday 5th June for up to 2 weeks.
04/06/17 UW Refugee Support Group Newsletter - click here to download the latest newsletter
04/06/17 NYP Community messaging Smart meters Following a presentation to Trading Standards from the national Energy Advice (www.nea.org.uk) regarding the national roll out of Smart meters for domestic consumers, please be aware that these are free of charge and will be installed by your energy provider during a pre arranged appointment. Please be aware of any 'traders' offering to install for a fee and ALWAYS ask to see identification of anyone entering your home. Reputable traders will always carry and show identification Between 16.04.17 & 20.05.17 - Theft of Sheep Theft of 100 Hog Horned Sheep with two red markings mid back and horn burned "JN " on near horn and C and crown far horn - ear tag 125037 from moorland at foot of Ingleborough Ingleton any information call 101 incident 0202
   
20/05/17 National Trust Talk and social evening. Patrick Wardle and Peter Katic from the NT will be giving a talk with photographs at 7.30 p.m. on Friday 26th May in the Institute about the work of the NT in Upper Wharfedale. The talk will be followed by a Friday night social evening. Please come along and find out about what the Trust are up to
20/05/17 Jack Leach  Shirley Leach and family would like to thank everyone for their support following Jack’s recent passing.  It was lovely to see so many familiar faces at his funeral
20/05/17 Lost keys - a set of keys has been found in front of the pub. If you think they may be yours, please contact Barbara, or email info@buckden.org
20/05/17 Gala Rota Click here to download your own personal copy of the Gala rota
20/05/17 Photography competition As part of the fund-raising activities for Hubberholme Church there is a digital photography competition to choose two images for new postcards to be sold. Click here for details
20/05/17

Buckden Parish Council The draft minutes of Wednesday's Parish Council Annual Meeting are on the Parish Council page. The next meeting is Monday 12th June, the agenda will be ready and sent out week Monday 5th June; any members of the public that require items for the agenda need to let Lou have them by then: clerk@buckden.org

20/05/17 Ascension Day service in School Room Thursday May 25th Contemplative Prayer at 12noon in Buckden School Room will be an Ascension Day service with Holy Communion. 
20/05/17

Bank Holiday Monday Church Fund Raising Event   Light Refreshments and Stalls at the School Room,  May 29th from 10am to 2.30pm. Anyone willing to make scones or a cake please bring on the morning or ring Deirdre 01756 760296 to let her know. We  look forward to seeing people.

13/05/17

Buckden Sunday walk - May  This month's walk on 21st May is around 10 miles, starts from Grassington an takes in moorland and some abandoned mine workings.  Meet at the Buck at 10.30 or the Town Hall car park at Grassington for 11.00.  If meeting at Grassington please let Robin know (tel 01765 761320).  Further details may be posted on the Village Notice Board.

13/05/17

Nethergill Summer Party in aid of refugees on Saturday 8 July 2017.  Click here to see attached poster for details The numbers are restricted and we giving local people and members of Skipton and Upper-Wharfedale  refugee support groups an opportunity to purchase tickets before advertising the event more widely (and we would be grateful if you would not put up any posters for the next week or so).  We hope to use the Venturer.  There will be one run up the dale for those wanting to see the wild flowers and a later bus for those going to the party only.  The bus will also do two runs back down the dale at the end of the party. If you would like tickets please contact me Stella refugees@upperwharfedale.net or 07769 642616. If you would like to help with the event, please also get in touch.  We are still looking for people who might wish to help decorate the barn; help set up and clear up (the following day); provide a raffle prize; provide a (cold) pudding; take a turn, turning sausages; help call some barn / line dances or play some tunes on a fiddle! 

13/05/17 Kettlewell Primary School Sponsored Walk  Parents, teachers and friends will be walking through the catchment area to raise money for the school on Saturday 8th July.  Starting at the school at 7.30am and walking through Starbotton, Buckden, Cray, Hubberholme, Halton Gil, Litton, Arncliffe, Hawkswick and back to Kettlewell.  Approx 20 miles in total.  All welcome to join and/ or support us on any leg of our journey!  If you would like to sponsor us, please contact the school.
13/05/17 School Defibrillator event A huge thank you to all those who attended and supported the recent defibrillator event on Sunday 30 April.  We raised £742.56, which is enough to buy the defibrillator for the school (£435) and the balance has gone into the school.  Shrymp Inc were a fantastic band and together with Mr and Mrs Windle, entertained us all afternoon.  The defribrillator will be suitable for juniors and adults and will be located at the school.
13/05/17 Take the bus to Grassington Festival Are you going to events at Grassington Festival. Why not let someone else do the driving? Subject to level of interest, the Venturer will be running to some events at Grassington Festival. It will definitely be going to the Jools Holland Concert on Tuesday 27th June. Currently we have 5 spaces available for that trip on a first come first served basis. If there is sufficient interest we will run to both Skerryvore on Saturday 24th June  and Newton Faulkner  on Friday 30th June. If you would like to book for any of these, please email festival@upperwharfedale.com for details. If there are other events which you would like us to run to please let us know. If there is sufficient demand we will see what we can do.
13/05/17 Gift Fair - Kettlewell School  We are hosting a Gift fair on Saturday 3rd June, 1pm until 4pm at Kettlewell Village Hall.  Come along to browse and buy local handmade gifts, arts and crafts.  Refreshments available. If you have handmade gifts, arts or crafts to sell, we still have a couple of tables spare.  £10 per table, contact Melanie Thornton on 07872 993806 for details.
13/05/17 Kettlewell Quiz Trail in aid of the school Enjoy a fun walk around Kettlewell finding answers to our 20 question quiz.  Quiz sheet with map available for £1 at Up and Over, Kettlewell Village Store, Zarina's, The Blue Bell and Kettlewell Campsite.
09/05/17 Buckden Village Institute AGM - A reminder that this Friday (12th May) at 7.00 p.m. it is the Institute Annual General Meeting. Please do come along to hear what has been happening and what is planned, and to share your thoughts
09/05/17 Buckden Parish Plan It's not too late to submit your feedback on the draft Parish Plan (click here to download) and don't forget to come along to the annual Parish Meeting on Wednesday 17th May at 7.00 to have your say in this important debate about the future of your village.
09/05/17 Buckden Gala Plant Stall If you have any spare plants you could pot up for the plant stall at the Gala, please contact Alan and Karen on 761357. Empty pots available if required.
09/05/17 Kettlewell Cinema J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"   A spin-off from the Harry Potter series. 7.00pm Kettlewell Village Hall. Adults £5 children £2.50. Saturday 20th May
09/05/17 New local Dark Skies Group Were you inspired by the 'Star Party' in Buckden at the beginning of March with astronomer Martin Lunn? Do you love the dark skies of the Yorkshire Dales National Park? Are you interested (a lot or a little) in forming/joining a local  'Friends of the Stars' group?If so  please join us for an informal get together in the Falcon, Arncliffe next Monday 15 May at  7.15 for 7.30   . No agenda.  Just to talk about or listen to ideas about where we might go with this. 
09/05/17 Kettlewell Summer Ball Saturday June 3rd @ 7.30PM

in Kettlewell Village Hall, featuring the Maestros and local home grown talent. Click here for details

09/05/17 Upper Wharfedale Venturer - first birthday feature in the Craven Herald - Click here to read
02/05/17

Jack Leach On the 27th April 2017 Jack Leach passed away peacefully at home in Rochdale. Shirley and family would like to thank everyone for their kind words and condolences. The funeral will be held on Thursday 11th May 2017 at 2:20pm at Rochdale Crematorium.  All are welcome.

01/05/17 Buckden Village Institute - Annual General Meeting The Institute AGM will be held on Friday 12th May at 7.00 p.m. in the Institute. Please come along and have your say about the village hall, which plays such an important part in our community.
01/05/17 Power cut - Thursday 4th May Once again National Powergrid, with their habitual disregard for customer service, have decided to undertake work on the electricity electricity network in BD23 5JA which will affect the Upper Dale They will be switching off the electricity on 04 May, 2017 between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM., because obviously we don't need it then. And there was me thinking that the electricity supply was supposed to be a utility. They assure us that are not doing anything illegal, which seems to me to be a pretty low bar for how to run a business but there you go.  If you have any complaints (and why wouldn't you) please call them on 0800 587 8865, or email plannedpowercuts@northernpowergrid.com , quoting PPC021246
01/05/17 Annual Parish Meeting The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Wednesday 17th May in the Institute at 7.00 p.m.  The will be an update on the progress of the Upper Wharfedale Venturer followed by a discussion of the Parish Plan. Click here to read the meeting notice. The Parish Plan is out for consultation and the council would ;like to receive your comments. Please click here to read the details of the consultation. To download the plan, please click here .
01/05/17 Buck Inn - latest I am advised by the agents that there is significant interest in the pub, but that they have not yet found the right tenant
01/05/17 National Trust Talk and social evening. Patrick Wardle and Peter Katic from the NT will be giving a talk at 7.30 p.m. on Friday 26th May in the Institute about the work of the NT in Upper Wharfedale. The talk will be followed by a Friday night social evening. Please come along and find out about what the Trust are up to
01/05/17

Buckden Walkers Monday Walk May 8 2017 Feizor , Oxember and Wharfe Woods -  well under 5 miles.  It starts and ends at Feizor so that we can take advantage of Elaine’s teashop when we finish!  All being well the bluebells should be as good as they were last year.Usual arrangements – meet at the Buck at 10.30 for car-sharing, or at Feizor about 11.15.  Bring your coffee and a snack – but be sure to save some space for Elaine’s excellent cakes!

01/05/17

Buckden Wednesday Evening Stroll 10 May.  This month's stroll starts from The Fountaine at Lynton and is just under two miles.  Click here for details.  Click here to see the menu.  Numbers are limited for eating so please contact Robin promptly to book meals. (Tel. 01756 761320)

01/05/17 Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 6th May 2017.  presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington.  For children we present ‘Moana' at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘Sully’ ‪at 7.30pm. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community and support Grassington Hub and Community Library.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  Ask about our Loyalty discount Scheme. All welcome! For more nformation click here Thank you for your support for Grassington Community Cinema.
01/05/17 Auction for Church Fund Raising Please note that the church fundraising auction will be an  Auction of Promises rather than a Silent Auction, However bids can be made earlier by emailing or ringing Deirdre. More details will be available at the end of May
22/04/17 Easter Lilies - Hubberholme click here for pics of the flowers at Hubberholme Church
22/04/17 Scarecrow Workshop - diary date - Sunday 16th July 2017 Scarecrow Workshop at Kettlewell Village Hall 2 - 5pm. Details to follow.
22/04/17 Summer Sunday and Bank Holiday buses The Summer timetable will be introduced again from Bank Holiday Monday 1 May, with a similar level of service in Upper Wharfedale to last year. There are however two significant changes to Yorkshire Dalesman service 875 to Hawes – this year the bus will run direct between Cracoe and Kilnsey on the outward journey (not diverting into Grassington), and bus passes for the elderly and disabled will be valid for free travel all the way through to/from Hawes. Click here for timetable. Please note however that due to road closures for the Tour de Yorkshire service 874 will not operate on Sunday 30 April, and service X43 will be subject to disruption, with some journeys not running.  
16/04/17 Social evening - with skittles  - There will be a social evening in the Institute  on Friday 28th April starting at about 7.30 p.m.  Usual arrangements.  Bring your own drink and snacks.  All being well we are hoping to try out the new skittle alley. All welcome, including visitors to the village.  Entry £2.00.
16/04/17 NYP Community Messaging Quad bike thefts Whilst farmers are busy with lambing time, they need to remain alert to quad bike thieves. Do not leave keys in the quad bike at any time - including when you return to the farmhouse for lunch. Thieves are looking for easy pickings. Be alert to suspicious vans in the Dales. Email fraud - click here to download warning and advice from the Police National Fraud Intelligence Bureau
16/04/17 Church fundraising events - 2017 Click here for details of fundraising events / activities in aid of St Michael & All Angels, Hubberholme
16/04/17 Buckden Walkers Monday Walk - May Just a reminder that May’s Monday walk is on the 8th and not the 1st of the month, so as to miss the bank holiday. Details nearer the time
16/04/17 Village of the Year The Parish Council have forwarded the following email regarding the Village of the Year TV show to see if there is any interest in Buckden putting in an entry. Click here to read the email. Looking at the criteria, it feels to me to be a stretch for us with the Buck closed, but is anyone interested in having a go.......?
16/04/17 The Jaywalkers present "No job for a woman" by Jamesine Cundell Walker. Friday 5 May, 2017, Grassington Octagon 7.30 pm. Also being performed at other venues. Click here for details Zarina is organising the bus to the Grassington performance. Please contact her for tickets and /or a place on the bus. Tel 01756 761188
16/04/17 Kettlewell Cinema The next film in  Kettlewell Village Hall is Roald Dahl's  "The BFG" Not just a children's film but a film for all. Saturday 22nd April 7.00pm. £5 adults £2.50 children.
16/04/17

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

11/04/17
Upper Wharfedale Venturer first birthday The Upper Wharfedale Venturer is one year old today. 12,039 passengers carried on almost 2,500 trips, and more than 25,000 miles driven. Many thanks to the passengers, drivers and other volunteers who have all made the service such a success

 

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

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

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

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

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

22/03/17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 19th

April 16th

May 21st

June 18th

July 16th

August 20th

September 17th

October 15th

November 19th 

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

06/02/17 Parish Council Minutes The missing PC minutes for November and December are now on the Parish Council page. There was no meeting in January. Apologies for the delay which was caused by email problems
06/02/17 Manorlands Hospice Wharfedale Support Group To mark our 10th Anniversary we have arranged a very special Celebration on Saturday18th March at Grassington Town Hall.  A full evenings entertainment & dancing -  DJ, Singer, Surprise Artiste and 2 Bands presented by Maurice Grumbleweed.  Click here for details or contact Graham Walter on 760337
30/01/17

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

29/01/17 Social evening - Buckden Village Institute - Friday 3rd February at 7.30.    Darts, dominoes etc.  Bring your own drink and snacks.  All welcome, including visitors to the village.  Entry £2.00.
29/01/17 Buckden Quiz Night The February Quiz will be held on  Sunday 5th February. Arrangements as usual: In the Institute  - doors open: 7.00 p.m. First question: 7.30 p.m. Admission £2.50 in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Jacobs Join - bring your own drinks. More details -  contact Linda & Keith on 761019.
29/01/17 Buckden Whist The attendance at Whist has been falling and there is a risk that we will lose this fun evening. So - why not give it a try - no experience necessary - Just a good sense of humour. The next Whist evening is on February 8th at 7.00 p.m. Wilf has written the following poem to encourage  people to give it a try.

Give your Wednesday a brand new twist,

Come and try the Buckden Whist.

Lots of prizes to be won,

so come along and join the fun.

You'll be leaving full of smiles,

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

If you believe I can't trusted,

why not check with David Lusted?

29/01/17 Grassington Community Cinema Saturday 4th February 2017 presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington.  For children we present ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ ‪at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘Bridget Jones's Baby’ ‪at 7.30pm. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community and support Grassington Hub and Community Library.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  Ask about our Loyalty discount Scheme. All welcome! For more information: click here
29/01/17 NYP Community Messaging  There has been an increase in sheep thefts in North Yorkshire. We urge all farmers to be extra vigilant. We ask that Farmers Markets make all the relevant checks before sheep are sold and if there is any doubt please call us. We would also ask members of the public that if you are offered lamb on your doorstop or at the local pub, for instance, please call 101 and report it. If you have information that could help our enquiries please call 101. HMRC and Apple (iTunes) gift card fraud - another dodgy phone call scam - click here for details.
21/01/17 Elizabeth Nowell It is with great sadness that we have to report that Elizabeth Nowell passed away on Wednesday morning. Gordon writes that "Buckden was for many years a wonderful part of Elizabeth’s life" and I know that all her friends in the village will wish to pass on their condolences. Gordon and his family are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
21/01/17

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

21/01/17 Kettlewell Film Show Kettlewell Village Hall this Saturday 21st.  "Dad's Army" Tickets £5 . Children £2.50. available at the village shop or on the door
21/01/17 NYP Community Messaging As WhatsApp adds its billionth user, take a look at some of the common scams and tricks virtual conmen try using the messaging service. Click here to read a briefing from North Yorkshire Police
15/01/17 The George Inn - Annual closure The George Inn will be closed this year from Tuesday 17th January reopening on Wednesday 8th Feb. Assuming that there is still some beer left after this weekend's activities there will be a 'drink us dry' session on Monday evening from 6.00pm where all of our cask ales will be available at just £1.50 a pint.
15/01/17 Upper Wharfedale 2000 Playground Annual General Meeting Monday 23rd January, 6pm, Kettlewell Village Hall All welcome. Everyone is invited to attend this meeting to find out how much money we raised last year, how it has been spent and our plans for this year.
15/01/17 NYP Community Messaging NYP have issued a warning regarding an emerging fraud whereby social media platforms are being used to attract members of the public to donate money to non-existent animal welfare charities. Click here for details
08/01/17 Avian flu outbreak near Settle The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a small backyard flock near Settle in North Yorkshire. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the infected premises to limit the risk of the disease spreading. The remaining live birds in the small flock of chickens and ducks are being humanely culled. The advice from Public Health England is that the risk to public health from the virus is very low and the Food Standards Agency has made clear that bird flu does not pose a food safety risk for UK consumers. For more info, click here
07/01/17 Social evening - Buckden Village Institute - Friday 13th January at 7.30.    Darts, dominoes etc.  Bring your own drink and snacks.  All welcome including visitors to the village.  Entry £2.00.
07/01/17 New Year Quiz Reminder - The first quiz of the New Year will be held this Sunday 8th January, at 7.30 p.m. in the Institute. Usual Ts & Cs
07/01/17 Land Letting The 'candle auction' or land letting of the Poor Pasture takes place at a meeting of the Hubberholme Parliament at The George Inn on Monday 9th January. As always there will be a brief service at St. Michael and All Angels Church followed by James Theodosius chairing the auction at The George. It's sure to be a fun night as always - we look forward to welcoming all of our Buckden friends.
07/01/17 NYP Community Messaging  Theft of Sheep 9 Texel cross sheep have stolen from a farm between Cold Kirby and Old Byland in Ryedale between 02-05/01/17. Any info please call 101 and quote 12170002415  Spate of Quad bike and Land Rover thefts over the Christmas and New Year period Anyone with any information about quad bike or Land Rover thefts should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Property Loan scams are becoming a problem nationally - click here to learn more
01/01/17 Christmas Flowers at Hubberholme Church. Click here for pictures.
01/01/17 Grassington Community Cinema presents monthly Saturday shows at The Octagon Theatre, Town Hall, Grassington. On Saturday 7th January 2017  For children we present ‘Finding Dory’ ‪at 4.30pm and for Grown Ups we have ‘Love and Friendship’ ‪at 7.30pm. Enjoy the Big Screen Experience in your own community and support Grassington Hub and Community Library.  Bar, popcorn and ice cream for sale.  Ask about our Loyalty discount Scheme. All welcome! For more information: Click here.
29/12/16

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

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

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

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

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

11/12/16

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

11/12/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30/10/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/09/16

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

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

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

02/09/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

a)   Open an attachment to the email

b)   Click on a link in the email

c)   Reply to the email

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

01/0716 Nethergill Hay Meadow Celebration weekend 2016 Sat 2 - Sun 3 July 10am - 4pm (last entry 3pm) Nethergill Eco Farm / YDMT / Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Click here to download poster
01/0716

 

Air Ambulance - Thank-you letters Click here to see letters of thanks from the Air Ambulance for donations of £591 raised at the quiz nights and £93 collected at the Gala. A great total of £684.
01/0716 Buck Inn donations to the Institute and The Venturer. The Buck Inn has presented two cheques, each worth £162.50, to Buckden Village Institute & to The Upper Wharfedale Venturer. This was the profit from the "One Question Quiz" series which runs on a Friday night. Picture shows Michelle and Kevin presenting the cheque for the bus to Alan Jones of Upper Wharfedale Bus.
01/0716

 

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

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

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

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

25/06/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

04/06/16

 

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

04/06/16

 

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

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

 

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

 

NYP Community Messaging Fraud information

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

04/06/16

 

Music for a Summer Evening in Buckden Court Gardens August 6th at 6pm including strawberry tea. Come and enjoy the music and strawberries. Put the date in your diary. Further details to follow
04/06/16

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

12.30 p.m. Hubberholme Church

2.00 p.m. Kettlewell Church

3.00 p.m. Conistone Church

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

29/04/16

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

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

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

29/04/16

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

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

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

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

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

27/04/16

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

27/04/16

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

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

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

April                    Wednesday 13th            David & Sue Lusted

May                     Thursday 12th               t.b.a.

June                     Thursday 9th                 Sue Wrathmell

July                      Thursday 14th               Graham & Jan Walter

August                 Wednesday 10th            Keith & Linda Portman

September            Wednesday 14th            Doug McLellan

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

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

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

03/04/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

28/02/16

 

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

28/02/16

 

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

28/02/16

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

28/11/15

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

28/11/15

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

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

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

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

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

28/11/15

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

28/11/15

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

28/11/15

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

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

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

13/11/15

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

13/11/15

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

07/11/15

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

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

07/11/15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/10/15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

28/08/15

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

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

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

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

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

 Interested parties can make representations by clicking here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10/04/15

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

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

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

05/04/15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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