News – Including Job opportunities …


Settle Town Council invite applications for tender for grass Cutting & Grounds Maintenance at its play areas and at other sites for which it is responsible. It further invites applications for tender for

Handyman/Caretaking duties. Further information on both is available upon request from the clerk, Settle Town Council, Town Hall, Market Place, Settle BD24 9EJ (telephone 01729 823617  ). The Town Council also a require a part-time market superintendent on Tuesdays. The hours for this post are negotiable and a full job description is available upon request from the address above and written applications should also  be sent to the Town Clerk. It is also seeking to appoint a new Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. This post is offered on a flexible basis, currently 24 hours per week and involves evening work attending Council meetings. Occasionally, there may also be the requirement to be available during the weekend. Further information on this post is available from the Clerk and applications, including a CV, should be submitted in writing to Clerk  at the above address. The closing date for both posts and for the outlined tenders is 28 February, 2013.


The new exhibition at the Gallery on the Green  features the work of local retired teacher, Chris Newson, and demonstrates her newly learned skill in Chinese brush painting. This collection of captivating small scale paintings feature plants, flowers and animals in the traditional Chinese style and are produced using original techniques and materials. The exhibition has been prepared especially for the Gallery on the Green, with small scale postcard sized paintings to suit the intimate phone box setting. The exhibition runs until 23rd March 2013.


Channel 4 TV Programme “Restoration Man” will again visit the Settle Water Tower project to follow up on the work which has been done at the tower and the reconstruction of an original navvies’ shed in the grounds of the tower. The programme will be shown at 9pm on Channel 4 on 31 January.


Dignity Action Day will be marked on 1 February by a chance to meet and share cream teas and a friendly chat at Daleholme, Station Road between 2-4pm. All welcome.


There will be an open session on 1 February at Friends Meeting House between 4-6 pm. Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust  is developing a bid to secure up to £3 million in funding for a new major landscape, heritage and community programme based around Ingleborough. Crucial to this is having a strong involvement by local organisations and individuals – in identifying and then helping to deliver the projects that will make a real difference to the proposed project area of Ribblesdale, Ribblehead, Chapel-le-Dale, Clapdale, Ingleborough and Crummack Dale. Anyone with an interest is welcome to drop in to find out more about the project and feed in ideas of potential projects, views on other ideas already submitted, and share relevant information.


Following the cancellation of their coffee morning on 19 January, due to bad weather, Bentham and District Pet Rescue now invite you to join them instead at Townhead Court for a coffee morning on Saturday, 2 February between 10am and noon. Admission is £1, including coffee and biscuits. There will also be a raffle and tombola as well as cakes, bric a brac and books on sale.


The next charity dance will take place at Settle College on Saturday, 2 February, commencing at 7.30pm.  This will begin with line dancing between 7.30-8pm.  To book please contact Marion on 01729 823259 or Helen and John on 01729 824038 by 31 January. All proceeds will go to Settle Parish Church appeal.


A wide range of music is on offer at Victoria Hall this month with a performance by Spacebats at 7.30pm on 2 February. Van Downham will take to the stage on 22 February and  popular jazz/world folk band Moishe’s Bagel return on 24 February.  There’s a return visit by Ultravox and BandAid star, Midge Ure, on 15 February. February 16 sees the return of Lip Service Theatre with their take on Swedish Crime thrillers in “Inspector Norse”.  For details and tickets contact the box office on 01729 825718 or check the website at


There will be a meeting for informal worship at St John’s Church Hall on 3 February at 4pm. There will be songs, drama and refreshments and the theme for the session will be “Will You Come and Follow Me.”


Friends Meeting House will host a talk on the benefits of effortless meditation on 5 February. This will run from 6.30-7.30 and is free and open to all. For those who express an interest there will be a five week follow-up course available. For further details contact 015242 41377.


Katie Shepherd will give a talk providing “An Introduction to Permaculture” on 6 February at The Beehive Cafe. The word ‘permaculture’ comes from ‘permanent agriculture‘ and ‘permanent culture‘ and is about examining ways of living lightly on the planet, to ensure sure that  it is possible sustain human activities for many generations to come, in harmony with nature. The talk will run from 6.30-8.30 and tickets cost £10, including refreshments. For further details contact 01729 825103.


The National Trust invite you to join them for a special event at Malham Tarn on 9 February at 8pm. The “Night Sky at Malham Tarn” event will provide a chance to marvel at the wonders of the night sky within the glorious setting at Malham Tarn – a beginner’s guide to identifying some of the constellations. The event is weather dependent so if the stars are not visible then participants will undertake a night walk instead. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear. Booking essentia vial 01729 830416.  Tickets cost £5 for adults and £2.50 for children


The annual Merry Go Round will take place on Friday 15th February 2013 and will involve a number of local pubs and restaurants. The cost will be £18.50 for a 3 course meal and the evening will start start at 7pm in Giggleswick Dining Hall . This fun event  provides participants with a good meal out as well as providing extra trade for the local pubs and raises funds for  charities.  The restaurants taking part this year are:  The Lion, The Maypole, Talbot Arms, Ravenous, Boars Head, Gamecock, Craven Heifer, Craven Arms, Harts Head and The Plough. The charities that are being supported this year are: Settle Swimming Pool, Air Ambulance and Mary’s Meals. Mary’s Meals feeds children in in the third world a hot meal at school for only £10.70 for a whole school year, meaning that they go to school, get an education and so hopefully a job, and so become self-sufficient and not reliant on aid. Tickets can be booked via David Blackburne by contacting


Settle Amateur Operatic Society are delighted to announce that they have again secured the services of Blackpool Tower Organist, John Bowdler, for a return visit to  play for a dance at Settle College on 23rd .Please note this event will take place in the lower school (formerly Settle Middle School) hall and so tickets are limited, therefore advance booking is essential.  Tickets cost £7.50, including supper and are available from 01729 824038 / 822364.


The next meeting will be on Wednesday 6 February at 2 pm when the speaker will be Bob Pickersgill whose subject is A Story of the Saxophone. The competition is for a Winter Photograph.


On 8 February, Tony Hennigan will present an illustrated talk at the Richard Whiteley Theatre. The title of the talk is “End to End” and Tony will recount his journey from John of Groats to Lands End with his dog as a means of raising funds for Children in Need last year.  Admission is free with a retiring collection in aid of  St Mary and St Michael Catholic Church


Settle and Giggleswick Mothers’ Union invite you to come along and join them for pancakes on Shrove Tuesday,  12 February 2013  at Settle Parish Church. The Mothers’ Union will be serving coffee, tea plus Pancakes and fillings from 10am onwards. Scones etc will also be available. The proceeds will go towards Mothers’ Union fund-raising for their ‘Make a Mother’s Day’ appeal.


The next Big Breakfast will take place on 16 February at Friends Meeting House at 8.30am, cost £3. Tea and Coffee will be available from 8.15am. The speaker will be Jean Asher

on the subject of “The beginnings of Quakerism in Settle”. Space is  limited so please book early to avoid disappointment by contacting John or Edith Diggles on 01729 825285


Settle Parish Church will mark Snowdrop Sunday on 17 February and invite you to come along and join them from 12 noon till 4pm to view the array of snowdrops around the churchyard and enjoy homemade soup and rolls, cakes and scones . Hopefully the snowdrops will be in full bloom not hidden under snow and the sun will shine!


The February craft workshop session of the year will take place on 23 January at Friends Meeting House between 10am and noon.  The session will focus on using  Caran D’ache watercolour pencils. The session cost £10, including the cost of basic materials as well as coffee and biscuits. To reserve a place contact  01729 823434/824386 (evenings only).


On 25th Feb there will be a 1 day emergency first aid course at Victoria Hall. This covers the majority of first aid requirements for most people. The cost is £65, including a book and certificate valid for 3 years. Contact for details and to book .



The school is currently collecting good quality used toys to help to support a venture by former governor, Rev. Alastair Helm.  Rev Helm recently started work as vicar to St. Paul’s church in the Manningham area of Bradford. This church is currently trying to set up a new parents & toddlers group and he would be very grateful for donations of used toys suitable for this age range. If you have any used toys which you could donate to support this venture, the school would be happy to receive them by Friday, 1st February and will arrange to transport them to Manningham.


How much is beauty worth and what will people pay for an air-guitar on eBay? The answer to these and other urgent questions will be found on Thursday, 7 February when Daniel Bye  presents his performance lecture “The Price of Everything” at 7.30pm. The piece examines our ideas about value and presents a tour of bizarre facts and passionate arguments in a comic and thought provoking manner to answer the question about the difference between the price of an object and its actual value.  Tickets cost £10 via 01729 893180. On 10 February the community cinema season continues with Rise of the Guardians. The performance will start at 3.30pm and tickets cost £4.90. Please note that on 17 March the cinema presentation will be “Quartet”, and not “Les Miserables” as previously advertised.   On 14 February there will be an organ recital at Giggleswick Chapel by Langcliffe based organist, Paul Fisher. This will include works by Bach, Haydn, Berveiller, Karg-Elert and some of his own compositions.

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One Response to News – Including Job opportunities …

  1. Rebecca Hill says:

    The vacancy has now been filled can you please remove the posting.

    Also. the Town Council meets at 7:00 pm in the Council meeting room in the Town Hall (turn right at the top of the stairs and follow the corridor along to the end)

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