GRASSINGTON MEDICAL CENTRE A message from GRASSINGTON MEDICAL PRACTICE who will be re-opening the main doors from Monday 3 August 2020: Please continue to telephone the surgery if you need a doctor or nurse appointment and if you are invited to attend the surgery for a pre booked appointment you will no longer be asked to wait outside. We ask that you bring your own face covering to preserve our PPE stocks and on entering the building please have your mask on and use our hand sanitiser before approaching the reception desk area. We will only be open for pre booked appointments, not drop in at this point, so if you have any queries please continue to call us or use our online eConsult. If you have a prescription request please continue to drop it in the letter box or use the online facility as we won’t be able to take this over the desk. We need your help to keep our staff safe and to protect our vulnerable patients who are invited into the building for appointments. We hope you can support the teams at both practices to look after you and your family. COVID-19 If you have a persistent cough or fever, please do not attempt to come to the surgery even if you have an appointment. Instead stay at home and self-isolate for 7 days. Please refer to NHS111coronavirus pages for further advice.
VIRTUAL SCARECROW FESTIVAL
Kettlewell's Scarecrow Festival has always been about bringing the community together to forge a creative response to the challenges of funding vital community resources and groups: the things that make the parish such a wonderful place to live for all generations. When faced with the challenge of Covid-19, the Scarecrow Committee had no choice but to cancel the festival in its traditional form to keep residents and visitors safe. Once, this might have meant stopping all activity until the next year's festival, but this year we've embraced the opportunity to create a "virtual festival" that brings a flavour of the festival to people while they stay at home.
We have a virtual scarecrow trail that allows visitors to tour the village from afar and see some of the amazing creations of years past. We have recipes from the bakers who would ordinarily be supplying the huge amounts of cake that are consumed in the Village Hall. We have crafts and our own custom colouring sheets to keep little ones entertained for hours on end, music from the Buckden Singers, and Yorkshire dialect Bible stories that give a humorous retelling of some familiar tales.
Most importantly, we have something that has been created by the community, just as it always has been.
Naturally, there's a serious side to all of this, along with the fun elements we've included, which is that the loss of funding from the traditional festival is going to make it hard to support the causes to the usual extent. Visitors to the site can easily make a donation online, or support us by pre-ordering one - or more! - of the calendars full of artwork from the talented children of Kettlewell School. With the site built entirely in-house, costs have been kept to a minimum so that every penny raised will be able to go where it's needed.
Kettlewell Virtual Scarecrow Festival is at https://kettlewellscarecrows.uk with more content being added each day until 16th August, after which the site will stay up so more people can enjoy it in the coming months. We hope you'll enjoy it.
NURSERY PROVISION The Governors of the Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation are delighted to be able to announce that we have published a consultation document regarding the offer of pre-school nursery provision for the Federation. This is in response to clear local need and parental demand: it allows us both to support local families and provide the pre-school experience our children will enjoy before they start in Reception at any of our Federation schools. We are very excited about this initiative and are busy planning our resources and Nursery unit which will be housed in the former Children’s Centre at Grassington. You may well see activity over the summer holidays as we prepare. Click here to view the consultation document; please click here for a booking form. To get in touch, email: email@example.com Exciting times!
DENTISTS NHS England have closed ALL dental practices until further notice, in an attempt to slow down the spread of the Coronavirus. We have no choice but to suspend all appointments in April and May and we will then reassess the situation. EMERGENCY TREATMENT In the case of severe dental emergency please call the practice number for further advice. (01756) 753782
GRASSINGTON PHARMACY - BOOTS Opening hours 8.30 am - 6 pm, closed for lunch 1pm - 2pm, Open weekdays only
SKIPTON FOOD BANK Donations of foodstuffs for Skipton Food Bank can be left in the porch of Buckden Schoolroom. Items will be collected on Mondays and delivered to Food Bank.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT Grassington Hub have been designated as NYCC’s Community Support Organisation (CSO) for Grassington and Upper Wharfedale. Their web site has a Covid-19 Coronavirus page with details of local services and in particular local business supplying food. These include a number of pubs, cafes etc. which are operating take-aways or pop-up type shops leveraging their supply chains to obtain food for sale to the public. Their website is here: https://grassington.uk.com/
KETTLEWELL GARAGE The garage is still open for fuel 7 days a week Mondays to Fridays 8.30 am - 12.30 pm Saturdays and Sundays 9 am - 12 noon
KETTLEWELL VILLAGE STORE New shop opening hours: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 9am - 12 noon Thursday 12 noon – 3 pm This is because Simon (who is on his own) is either catching up with the huge amount of extra admin. or he is out delivering. If you want to go to the shop and he is not out delivering, let him know and he will open up for you. (Kettlewell Village Store, Simon Johnston: Tel: (01756) 760 221 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) Simon at the shop tells us that they are doing everything they can to keep stocked up. We have supplies of pasta, rice, milk and eggs and we are having deliveries of bakery, chilled and frozen products regularly as far we can. At the moment we have a good stock. We are taking orders and delivering to those who have self-isolated or just don’t want to come out and will continue to support Upper Wharfedale and Littondale as things escalate. If you can order in advance we can get most things in. We are taking orders for fresh meat which will be shipped in from Weatherhead Butchers. Fresh fruit and vegetables are arriving on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If you wish to order from the Village Store please see this document which shows latest order and delivery days. Phone (01756) 760221 or email email@example.com Click to view
ZARINA'S OFF-LICENCE ZARINA'S OFF-LICENCE Telephone (01756) 761188 to order beers, wines and spirits.
GRASSINGTON HOUSE GRASSINGTON HOUSE is selling gourmet take-away meals. See 'Rudden's Rations' on the Grassington House website www.grassingtonhouse.co.uk
FRESH FISH A young couple deliver fish from their van to our homes. They are: Warren and Zanete Young Mobile 07684 943 344 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Whilst the Covid-9 crisis continues they will be delivering every other Friday. The next delivery will be Friday, 17 April. (In ‘normal’ times they deliver every Saturday)
FISH & CHIPS Two Kettlewell pubs, the Kings Head and the Racehorses, are selling takeaway fish & chips and some other takeaways (pizzas, curries etc.) on Fridays and Saturdays between 5pm & 8pm For both it is 'order and collect'. The Kings Head - Telephone only: 761 600; The Racehorses - Tel: 760 233 Email: email@example.com
VEGETABLE BOXES Both Simon Lambert (R & S Dairy Products) and Nicky Fairweather (Deli) are supplying these veg boxes. Click to view image
FOOD COLLECTION Wellocks has a collection point at The Angel in Hetton. They may supply pantry, dairy, fruit, fruit and veg boxes. Try Wellocksathome.co.uk
THE RACEHORSES have announced that they are now doing take-away meals – See their website or Facebook page
THE KINGS HEAD The King's Head is offering take-away meals on Friday and Saturday evenings between 6 pm and 8 pm. Telephone for more information. (01756) 761600
BUCKDEN ART GROUP regrets it will not be able to hold the annual exhibition in August this year. However it is hoped that members will be able to meet up again later in the year, and have a great exhibition in 2021.
KETTLEWELL & DISTRICT ANNUAL SHOW The show has been cancelled this year due to COVID-19.
For the past 68 years, Leeds Morris Men have performed the dance The Rose in the village of Kettlewell at 10 am on the late May Bank Holiday Monday. We do it to commemorate the members we have lost, celebrate the morris, and sustain a venerable tradition.
In 2020, the coronavirus lockdown, of course, meant that we were unable to be in Kettlewell in the flesh. Instead, we marked the occasion by each performing a solo jig version of The Rose at home, and bringing the team together through the magic of technology!
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.