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.
21/08/21 THE SUPERMOBILE LIBRARY will be at the YDNP car park in Kettlewell from 10am to 12 noon on Wednesday 15th September.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
21/08/21 LUNCHEON CLUB The luncheon club is planning to re-open in Kettlewell Village Hall from Thursday, 16 September. If you are aged 55 years or over, you are entitled to come along, however, it would be advantageous if ‘younger’ folk would be willing to help out occasionally. The wearing of face coverings, when not seated at a table, will continue until everyone feels ‘safe’ without them, as will socially distanced tables of six.
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 THE VENTURER The Upper Wharfedale Venturer mini bus service will be running on an extended timetable during the school holidays i.e. from 26th July until 7th September. To see the timetable go to www.upperwharfedale.com. In the light of the current high levels of Covid infection across the country, passengers will be asked to continue wearing face masks when on the 72b Venturer from 19th July onwards. This decision has been taken to protect the passengers and staff by mitigating as far as possible the risks identified in the updated Risk Management Plan.
19/07/21 UWALS Given the present circumstances, the committee has taken the decision to cancel the 'Brothers Grimm' event at the Octagon in August. Hopefully the production will be re-booked at some time in the future.
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. email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.