SUMMER SUNDAY BUS TIMES 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 Kettlewell at 1213, returning from Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes at 1435. Timetable can be downloaded here
Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival 10th - 18th August This annual event provides much needed funds to support many local organisations. Volunteers are needed to make this event a success. Thousands of visitors enjoy this event every year. If you can spare a few hours, please contact the people below: Car parking: Paul Hatton 07710126174 Baking: Sue Nelson 01756 760887 Stalls: Melanie Thornton 01756 760887 Village Hall refreshments: Clare Blakey-Williams 01756 761864
The Kettlewell and Buckden Community First Responders The Kettlewell and Buckden 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. If you would be prepared to assist the community by undergoing training and becoming a Responder please contact Doug (01756) 761703.
NEW PARISH ADMINISTRATOR The new Administrator, Andrew Hitchon, will be working in the new Parish Office in the Jubilee Room at Kettlewell Parish Church. This office will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays – Fridays. Tel. (01756) 380237 email@example.com
CLEANERS REQUIRED FOR ST. MARY’S CHURCH There are some volunteer slots on the cleaning rota. This involves an hour on a Friday or Saturday for a calendar month. Please contact Sue Nelson (01756) 760887
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.
The Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support Group (UWRSG)
is again collecting items for BIASAN (Bradford Immigrants & Asylum Seekers Advice and Support Network). Last year the UWRSG collected several car loads of resources and it would be great if this could be repeated. ITEMS 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 (01756 761320).
The Mobile Library The Mobile Library will be in the YDNP car park (behind the garage in Kettlewell) on Wednesdays 7th and 21st August from 2pm until 4pm.
10 - 18 August 2019 Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival This summer, Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary and so one of the two themed trails around the village will wind back the clock to the personalities and news stories of the mid 1990’s. » Find out more here.
18 August 2019 Scarecrow Festival Service at St Mary's Church 3 pm on Sunday 18th August. All welcome.
24 - 28 August 2019 Buckden Art Group The 29th annual exhibition will be held in Buckden Village Institute from Saturday, August 24th until Wednesday, 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.
01 September 2019 Kettlewell & District Horticultural Society Annual Show Kettlewell Village Hall, 1.30pm - 4pm. Schedules now available »here.
21 September 2019 7.30pm - Kettlewell Village Hall A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY - 'MAMA MIA THE PARTY' COMES TO THE YORKSHIRE DALES Saturday, 21st September, Kettlewell Village Hall. 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.
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The village of Kettlewell and the hamlet of Starbotton form the parish of Kettlewell with Starbotton, centred around St Mary's Church in Kettlewell. The parish lies in beautiful Upper Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with its stunning limestone scenery. We are a thriving community and it is a delightful place to visit with plenty of places to eat, drink and stay. This website provides valuable information and a notice board for both residents and visitors.