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Settle Junior Cricket Club registration is now underway and members are invited to come along and register on Friday evenings from 6.30pm. The junior club is open to both boys and girls form age 6 upwards. Throughout the summer the club fields competitive teams for under 9s, under 11s, under 13s, under 15s and under 17s. Families are welcome to come along and wait in the club house during practice sessions.


The two groups have recently been swapping news about Easter celebrations as well as reassuring each other about using computers to communication. Pupils in Settle have also been finding out about the diversity of fruit being farmed in South Africa and how commercially grown fruit such as plums, pawpaw and guava can now be found around the world


On 25 April there will be a moderately strenuous circular walk from Ribblehead taking in Ingleborough and Great Douk Pot. This is a 12 mile walk leaving Ribblehead at 10.06.   There will also be a walk from Langwathby to Armathwaite on the same day. This will depart from Langwathby at 9.53 and will be a 13 mile moderately strenuous walk. No reservation is necessary these walks but all participants should ensure that they are appropriately clothed, carry a packed lunch where required and have suitable footwear. For further details contact


Together with Settle Library we’re celebrating World Book Night on 23 April at 6.30pm. There will be free books and a chance to enjoy storytime with storytellers Alia Alzougbi and Sita Brand. Sita and Alia will delight you with tales from around the world to make you smile, giggle and fall in love with stories all over again. There’ll be free refreshments, a chance to discover the new Library plus the opportunity to go on a book giveaway around Settle. This is a free event but it’s always useful to know how many people are coming so please book a place via Settle Stories website. This event is suitable for 8+ years old


A quiz night is being  held at Settle Rugby Club on 24 April under the guide of local quiz master Stuart Marshall.  Cost is £5 per person, including supper. There will also be a raffle. Info and booking via HSBC bank in Settle and 01524 251488.


Freda’s playgroup is holding an open day on 25 April to allow prospective parents to come along and find out more about the group and facilities on offer. The playgroup will be open from 1-3pm.


Settle Eco-nite will be holding a give and take day on 25 April at Victoria Hall, between 9.30-2.30pm. They would remind participants that this is not an event for traders and that no shoes or clothes can be accepted. There will be a table available for larger items and the last check in time is 1.30pm.


April is rounded off by a special intimate concert, on April 25,  featuring Greg Lawson and Pete Garnett in their new band Caper. Best known for their work in Moishes Bagel, this is a new direction in their work. On May 1 there is a return to Settle by Taking Stock Productions with a performance of Godfrey’s Last Stand. This is free entry with an opportunity for  donations on exiting. On May 2 the hall hosts the best in Scandinavian music with the annual visit of Scandimoot and on May 3 the First Sunday Folk evening features Megson. The Celtic Fiddle Festival takes to the stage on May 4th. For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718


The Langcliffe Singers will be performing Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle” at Kirkby Malham Church on 25 April at 7.30pm. Tickets are available via Cave and Crag, Bentham Post Office, Skipton Camera Centre and choir members.


On Thursday 28th April there will be a NCHT outing led by Kevin Illingworth to view ‘Vernacular buildings in Malham.’ Meet at the YDNP car park at 2pm. For further information, please see our website

Visitors are very welcome to attend both this and our other events – please pay £2 at the venue. To become a member and support the work of the Trust in caring for the wonderful character and heritage of North Craven, please contact the Membership Secretary, Mary Slater, at an event or by phone 01729 823205


The next in the popular foreign film season takes place on 29 April at Victoria Hall when the film will be “The First Grader”. This is an inspiring story from Kenya. The film will commence at 7.45pm. Admission £5.


On May 1st at 7pm there will be talk by Fr Paul Hypher on “Hardy VC: the compassionate hero”. This will tell the story of Rev Theodore Bailey Hardy VC DSO MC. Tickets cost £7 available from 01729 822893. The Museum at the Folly  is open every Tuesday from 10.30-4.30 and every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, from  12.30 pm – 4.30pm. Two new exhibitions have opened for this season. “1915: Reality Hits Home’  continues our World War I theme from last year and looks both at life on the home front in North Craven and daily life for the men and women serving abroad. The second exhibition is ‘A Community Skill: the History of the Burton in Lonsdale Potteries’. There will be approx. 80 pots on display, making it  possibly the largest collection in Yorkshire


The next charity dance will take place on May 2nd at St John’s Church Hall. This will run from 8-11.30pm. Funds will go to Settle Scouts. Could participants please confirm attendance by contacting  01729 823259 /824038 by May 1st.


A flower festival on the theme of “Memories” will take place at Holy Ascension Church on 1-4 May.  Programmes cost £2 and there will be refreshments available throughout the weekend. There will be a preview evening on Friday and then the church will be open from 10-4 on Saturday and Monday and from 11.30 to 3pm on Sunday with a songs of praise service at 4.30pm.


Settle Swimming Pool is entirely dependent on Voluntary Contributions, Pledges and Fundraisers to maintain the high standards required by Law in order to continue operating! To assist with this task, we’re holding a  70’s, 80’s & 90’s disco on Sunday 3rd May  at Settle Social Club from  7.30pm ‘til Midnight to help to raise these much needed funds! Admission is £4 per head with ALL proceeds going to the pool.


A second hand book fair will take place from 10 am to 4pm on May 4th at Victoria Hall. All welcome.


Old fashioned wooden horse racing followed by a disco are the order of the day on 9 May at a fundraising event in aid of Freda’s Playgroup and Giggleswick Primary School on May 9th at Settle Social Club. Tickets cost £2.50 from either organisation or £3 on the door. First race is at 7.30pm. Details via 01729 824884 / 822248



Giggleswick School Chapel is the venue for two special musical events in the coming weeks. On 30 April Schola Cantorum will perform Dido and Aeneas and on May 6 there will be a concert by New World String Quartet. For tickets and details contact 01729 893180.


Congratulations to the pupils who have made the most effort to practise their reading skills by reading regularly. Certificates have been presented to the pupils in each KS2 year group who have the highest average scores for minutes spent reading daily during the Spring Term, the recommended time being 25 minutes, with many pupils exceeding this by a large margin.  For the second half of the Spring Term, 40 pupils achieved 100% attendance – well done! Thank you also to all parents/carers who ensure that their child is in school by 9:00am and congratulations to all pupils in Y4 and Y5, who were the most punctual year groups in the second half of the Spring Term. Thanks also to all the adults who are organising and running a huge range of extra curricular activities for pupils this term.

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