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.
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 TABLE TENNIS 2021 Junior TT Club begins again on Wednesday 28 April, 4-5pm. Adult Drop-In TT begins on Wednesday 19 May 5.15-7pm government guidelines allowing.
05/05/21 ELECTIONS THURSDAY 6 TH MAY for Kettlewell with Starbotton Parish Council and for the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. The Polling Station is at Kettlewell Village Hall.
05/05/21 CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 10TH – 16TH MAY The focus for this year is Climate Justice for people living in poverty on the front line of climate chaos. As door to door collections are not possible this year, please donate by visiting www.upperwharfedalechurches.org and click on the Christian Aid Just Giving link. You can also donate by BACS. Upper Wharfedale Fellowship of Churches Christian Aid account Sort code 20-78-42 Account number 43851834
05/05/21 KETTLEWELL VILLAGE HALL FILM NIGHT Kettlewell Village Hall Film Night Friday 21st May showing the film ‘The Runaways’. To maintain social distancing, only 15 tickets are available. If oversubscribed, there will be a further showing on Saturday 22 nd May. Tickets must be pre-booked from firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01756 761188.
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.
21/03/21 KETTLEWELL ANNUAL DUCK RACE Regrettably, due the continuing pandemic, we have had to take the decision to again cancel this year's duck race which was scheduled to happen at the May Spring Bank Holiday. We look forward to welcoming you all back next year when hopefully we will be able to proceed as normal and bring some fun back.
19/02/21 SKIPTON FOOD BANK At the start of the pandemic, James, our then Vicar, organised boxes at each of the churches in our Parish, as drop off points for food donations which were then collected every Monday and taken to Skipton Food Bank. This has continued since James departure, but the drop off points have evolved during the pandemic and perhaps need clarification: From Hubberholme down the Dale to Kettlewell produce can be left at Kettlewell Village Store and also the box in St. Mary's Church Lychgate. Produce is collected from both of these sites every Monday. If folk in the Buckden area would like the box re-instating in the porch of Buckden School Room, please contact Dierdre Halsall. More than ever our contributions are necessary to help those in need within the rural setting of Craven. A brief look at The Food Bank web-site each week will give information regarding what is needed, in particular, that week. For instance, at the time of writing, they were in need of Coffee, Custard, Tinned Spaghetti, Children;s Toothpaste and Hand Soap. They DID NOT NEED pasta, cereal, soup, beans, biscuits or tea bags. Financial contributions via BACS are also very welcome. Please see the website for details. Should you need to contact The Food Bank, other than via the web-site, telephone numbers are: For parcels: 07856 080194 For everything else: 07933 149031 (volunteering, donations and other queries)
KETTLEWELL LUNCHEON CLUB After much thought and consideration, it has been decided that Luncheon Club will not resume this year. It had been suggested that a get together for a Christmas celebration would be a good plan, but in the light of rising cases of COVID-19 in the Craven area, it is now, we believe, not safe to do so. Those involved in organising Luncheon Club are extremely sad to make this announcement but consider it prudent to be patient and to wait until a vaccine renders it safe for all to meet again safely. This could be well into the New Year!
KETTLEWELL SCARECROW FESTIVAL
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.
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.