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As part of the planning for the proposed flowerpot festival later in the summer the team is appealing for old Flowerpots, either terracotta or plastic in any shape or size. These will be used by
local schools and other organisations to  turn into displays for the Flowerpot Festival. If you have any unwanted Flowerpots,
please take them to ‘Lay of the Land’ garden centre.


Members of Clapham Art Grou are holding their 63rd exhibition in the village hall, Clapham. The group are a long established and well supported body of artists who produce around 80 new and original works for this exhibition. Associate member, Sam Dalby will also be exhibiting. He has recently been made a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. There is a preview evenin on Friday, May 23rd at 8pm and then the exhibition will be open daily from Saturday 24 May through to Sunday, June 1st inclusive from 11am to 6pm. Admission 50p.


Blue Rose Code is Edinburgh born song writer Ross Wilson who performs what he describes as “Caledonia Soul”. There will be a chance to enjoy his music on May 23rd. On May 24 the hall is the venue for Irish entertainer, Dominic Kirwan’s 25th anniversary tour.  The month culminates on 28 May with a showing by TRAMPS of “Badkonake Sefid (The White Balloon) an Iranian film.Tickets for all events via -1729 825718


At the meeting on 7 May Joy Calvert presented this year’s W.I. Resolution ‘Make your wishes known regarding organ donation’ which aims to encourage family, friends and members of the local community to join the register. After discussion, members voted to back the resolution. This was followed by a quiz and tea. The Lunch Club met on 15 May to visit Des Amis in Skipton. On Thursday 22 May the Walking Group will catch the 9.30 am ‘bus to Ingleton. The next meeting on Wednesday 4  June is a special Bring a Friend for Free meeting. There will be a warm welcome and no charge for visitors and friends who are invited to come and see what we do. The speaker will be Stephen Watson on The Art of Origami and the competition will be for a paper hat.


A reminder that during the summer months the catering team at the church will once again be serving lunches on a Tuesday, Market day. There will be home made soup on offer as well as a range of toasted sandwiches, hot meals and salads as well as a choice of delicious desserts. Coffee is served from 10am onwards with lunches available between noon and 2pm. All welcome.


Settle Rotary Club’s 6th Saunter will take place on Saturday 24th May 2014. Registration, start and finish is at North Ribblesdale Rugby Club, Lower Greenfoot, Settle. This annual event raises money this year for the Settle Swimming Pool and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. There are 4 possible routes to choose from which, may be walked or run from 8, 10, 15 or 26 miles depending on your level of fitness or ability! Why not join together and make it a family day out to remember, admiring the wonderful scenery round Feizor, Clapham or Ingleborough Further details and entry forms on the Club’s website or from Derek on 07831 79791107831 797911 .


Settle Parish Church (Holy Ascension) are delighted to announce the first recital in its 2014-15 series. May 24th at 7.30 sees a recital 
centred on the music of local composer, Paul Fisher, who recently had one of his compositions performed at St. Trinité in Paris and is a prolific composer of choral and organ music. Apart from PauL himself, who will introduce the music and play some of his favourites, Tim Raymond (Bolton Abbey), Jason Lowe (Giggleswick Chapel and formerly Manchester Cathedral) and Graham Toft (Settle Parish Church) will be  playing organ pieces by Paul. The evening promises to be a feast of varied music in classical, jazz and modern styles, with pieces also based on traditional  tunes and folk melody.  Admission is free with interval refreshments and a retiring collection for donations to the Organ fund.


Settle Social Club is hosting a 60s/70s/80s disco on 25 May from 8 to midnight in aid of Settle Swimming Pool funds. Tickets cost £5. Please note this is an over 18s event only.


On May 28th there will be a braiding workshop with Aimee Betts, this will allow you to learn basic techniques in order to create your own piece to take home. Tickets cost £10 when purchased in advance from The Folly or 01729 82289301729 822893 .


The group will meet on 28 May at Townhead Court at 2pm when the speakers will be Geoff and Margaret Fletcher on the topic of “Visit a garden near you”. All welcome.


A coffee morning in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care is taking place at Quilting Antics in Watershed Mill on 29 May. This will run from 10am – 2pm and there will also be a white elephant stall, Tour de France lottery and a tombola. All welcome.


The Friends of Settle Swimming Pool will hold their AGM on 30 May at 7.30pm in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate. This is a public meeting and all are welcome to come along.


Many thanks to all thosewho helped and gave at the Christian Aid Coffee Evening on Wed 14 May. A total of  £566.01 was given and it is hoped to have a total for the house to house collection next week.


Settle pupils have been telling their Kwezana friends about their recent experience singing at Richard Whiteley Theatre, in “Running on Rails” and explaining how the Settle to Carlisle railway was saved from closure by the work of volunteers, Kwezana School has recently welcomed a new Grade R teacher, Miss Ntaka from the local villages to work with the youngest members of the school community.


On June 10th North Ribblesdale Rugby Club will welcome Josh Zwagil and Scott Smith of XFT ( Extreme Fuel Treatment) for the northernmost stop on their UK tour. There will be a business presentation about the uses of the product and the business opportunities which it presents. This is open to all and will commence at 7pm for a 7.30pm presentation. There will also be an informal session from 12.30 onwards in the Royal Oak. More details at



Congratulations to the following pupils, who were recently confirmed by the acting Bishop of Bradford: Louisa Bullock, Bailey Pears, Nell Shepherd, as well as Ella Richardson, who was also baptised. This involved much personal reflection, participating in a number of confirmation classes and attending a special service in St. Alkelda’s church.Well done to the following Class 3 pupils, who took part in the recent cluster schools Y5 and Y6 Tag Rugby event: They showed great sporting behaviour, played well and in spite of getting very wet, smiled throughout! Thanks and congratulations to the pupils who took part in  providing the entertainment for the Parish Council Party. They performed confidently to a very appreciative audience of Giggleswick parishioners at this recent event and I am very grateful to them for giving up some of their time on a Saturday afternoon and to their parents for getting them to and from school. Well done!


A reminder that the beginners running group meets at Eshtons pavilion, Raines Road, Giggleswick between 5.30-6.30pm on Friday evenings. Contact 07955 34234407955 342344 for details. All welcome.

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