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.
28/09/21 KETTLEWELL CINEMA ‘Official Secrets’(15) is being shown at 7.30 pm on Saturday 2nd October at Kettlewell Village Hall. Tickets £5 adults, children £2.50 available from Kettlewell Village Store.
28/09/21 WHIST GROUP Buckden Whist Group meets fortnightly at 6.45 pm on Wednesdays. Next session 29th September. Entry charge £3.50 to include refreshments. The evenings are light-hearted and enjoyable. Newcomers very welcome. Phone David Lusted for more information 760887.
28/09/21 LUNCHEON CLUB The next lunch is on Thursday 21st October in Kettlewell Village Hall 12.30 pm. All those age 55 and over are welcome. If you would like to attend, please phone Sue Nelson on 760887, no later than Sunday 17th October.
28/09/21 THE SUPERMOBILE LIBRARY The library will next visit Kettlewell from 10 am to 12 noon on Wednesday 13th October.
28/09/21 KETTLEWELL’S WINNING CHURCHYARDY The churchyard at St Mary’s Church in Kettlewell has been declared “the overall and unanimous winner” of the first ever Best Churchyard Competition. This is organised in the county by The Countryside Charity. The churchyard has an abundance of flora and fauna with meandering paths leading to a limestone labyrinth.
28/09/21 REFUGEE CRISIS – THE LOCAL RESPONSE Needed: Pre-owned warm/waterproof winter clothing and shoes; Snug packs of new scarves, hats, gloves and underwear. Drop-off points: Week beginning 18th October – Burnsall, Cracoe, Grassington and Kettlewell Schools
Weekend of 16th /17th October – local churches – St Michael’s Hubberholme, St Mary’s Kettlewell, St Mary’s Conistone, St Oswald’s Arrncliffe, St Michael’s Linton, St Margaret’s Threshfield. Please label items for ease of distribution. For more information please phone (01756) 760882
21/08/21 LINK MAGAZINE Getting Involved with the Link - Would you like to get involved with the production of our popular Parish magazine? A small group meets using Zoom each month to help plan the format of the Link for the coming month. If you are interested in becoming involved, please email the editor, Ian Smith, at email@example.com
21/08/21 CLEMENT ROEBUCK CHARITY The Trustees Of Clement Roebuck Charity will shortly be having a bungalow for rental on Conistone Road, Kettlewell. Initially this property will be available only to Retired Persons living in the Parishes of Kettlewell with Starbotton, Buckden and Conistone with Kilnsey. Only persons not owning their own property will be considered. Anyone interested in applying should contact the Trustees of the above Charity by Letter only explaining their circumstances to the address below before the 20th September 2021.The Trustees of the Clement Roebuck Charity, c/o Hideaway Cottage, Middle Lane, Kettlewell, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5QX (Please note the extended deadline for applications).
19/07/21 BUCKDEN SINGERS Members of the Zoom Choir have produced a 'Song of Hope'. Rita Baxter from Starbotton inspired the piece. Choir members contributed their thoughts about lockdown and Richard Reeday wrote the music and produced the final version. Do listen to and enjoy this uplifting piece. https://youtu.be/pY7lNu9CEz4
19/07/21 BUCKDEN SINGERS NEXT TERM The choir will resume on Thursday 9th September, either meeting in Buckden Institute or by Zoom depending on the Covid situation. New members welcome. The Choir Mistress, Anne Vetch, would like to hear from members of the Zoom Choir who do NOT intend to continue, and members of Buckden Singers who would like to resume singing with everyone either in person or who would like to join the Zoom Choir. Please make contact with Anne by 8th August to enable new music to be ordered. firstname.lastname@example.org
16/06/21 Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation Governing Body Would you like to help shape the future of our local schools? We have 12 members on the Federation Governing Board all of whom are appointed by different constituencies. It is a fascinating and rewarding role and a chance to make a contribution to the strategic direction of our four schools. From time to time we have vacancies for Parent and Co-opted Governor roles which are open to Parents of children on roll at any of our four schools and to members of the wider community. It would be really helpful to have an indication from anyone who may be interested now or in the future so we can keep your interest on file for when these vacancies arise. Parent Governor roles are by election amongst parents: co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body. If you are interested and would like further information please contact Anne Vetch, Chair of Governors at email@example.com It would be great to hear from you.
05/05/21 KETTLEWELL SCARECROW FESTIVAL The annual August 2021 Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival has sadly been cancelled due to the pandemic.
05/05/21 The KETTLEWELL HORTICULTURAL SHOW The Kettlewell Horticultural Show due to take place in September 2021 has been cancelled because of the Covid 19 pandemic.
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!
Where To Stay
The area has several hotels and pubs, beautiful campsites, several
bed and breakfasts and many holiday cottages to let.