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Settle News – January


The Friends of Settle Swimming pool are anxiously seeking to recruit more helpers to assist with the recycling scheme which operates from the pool car-park. Funds raised from recycling waste card and paper helps to support the pool, a vital resource in the community which will suffer a 40% cut in its grant from CDC this coming year.  At present the shortage of volunteers means that the recycling scheme is not staffed on Saturday afternoon or Sunday and may have to close one day a week. This is particularly worrying when the weekends are times when there are more people around and ideally the facility needs to be open. If you could spare an hour of your time to support the friends of the pool with this scheme then please contact             01729 825109       or leave details with volunteers at the pool.


Quiz buffs will be pleased to know that the annual brain-teaser “Andy’s Quiz” is still on sale at a number of outlets around the town – guaranteed value for money at £2, this provides hours of intellectual challenge and fun and you have until March to complete it for a chance to win part of the £75 total prize money!


Settle Voices Community Choir meets in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate on Monday, 9th January  from 1pm to 3pm. There is an annual fee of £5 plus £4 per session. New members are welcome. For more information please see website or ring             (01729) 822771


Programmes for the new season are now available throughout the town. The season will begin with a return visit by Maire Ni Chathasaigh and Chris Newman on February 3rd.  Their harp and guitar duo programme covers a range of Irish dance tunes, airs and old songs with the addition of striking new compositions and forays into  jazz and bluegrass. Reform Theatre company return on 9 February with My Favourite Summer a comedy about a boy, a summer job and a dream of going on holiday with his girl! Connie Lush and Blues shouter take to the stage on 17 February and Moishe’s Bagel return on 25 February. For details of tickets and times contact the box office on 01729 825718.




Time to beat the post holiday blues and work off the turkey as Karen’s Keep Fit classes return to Settle Middle School on Monday evenings from 7.30-8.30 starting on 9 January. The classes have a wide mix of activities and are suitable for all abilities. Come along and exercise in a friendly and supportive atmosphere with a professional instructor able to support you. Classes cost £4 per session with loyalty discounts available. For details contact Karen on             015242 42392      .



Why not warm up a chilly winter evening with some red hot jazz? The Black Horse Jazzmen can be found every Tuesday evening at Settle Cricket Club at 8.30pm. Sitters in are always welcome and this could be the perfect way to ensure you have a cool yule!


Would you like to learn a new skill for the new year. Beginners map reading courses are being arranged to start in January. These will include basic navigation skills and are being run by a form SAS instructor. The aim is to make the courses friendly, fun and informal. Cost approx £99 per person for a two day course.  For further details contact Admin 24 on 822557.





The new exhibition at the Gallery on the Green runs until 17 March and features “Postcards from the Louvre” and will include a collection of great masters and old friends from one of the most famous art galleries in the world. The gallery can be found in the old phone box on the green in Upper Settle.



Grab yourself a bargain at Victoria Hall when Ahernes hold their one day only sale. This stock clearance event has discounts of up to 70% on selected items. Doors open at 10am.



Throughout the year the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line organise free guided walks through the countryside along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and the Leeds-Lancaster and Morecambe lines. These walks are led by the volunteers from the Friends. Packed lunches are required for the walks and waterproofs and dry clothing are recommended. Prior booking is not necessarily required, simply turn up on the day at the station where the walk commences.  Dogs are permitted, but should be kept under control.  The walks in January commence on Saturday 14 with Two Scars and Two Forces, a 12mile, moderately strenuous walk starting and ending at Settle and setting off at 9.50. On Wed 18 there is a 10mile moderate walk from Horton to Settle alighting at Horton at 9.58. On 21 Jan there is a 15m, strenuous Skipton to Hellifield walk leaving Skipton at 9.26.  There is also a walk on the Morecambe line from Carnforth to Arnside. This is a 10mile moderate walk leaving Carnforth at 10am.  There is a walk on Jan 28 from Clapham to Horton via Crummackdale leaving Clapham at 9.33am, this is a 6.5mile moderate walk.  Also on Jan 28 there is a Settle-Malham circular walk which is a 15 mile moderately strenuous walk which leaves Settle at 9.50am. For further details contact website at



The next Vibrant Settle Fun Quiz will take place on Monday 16th January at The Lion.  Everyone is invited and your support will be greatly appreciated. The funds that are raised from the quiz night are used to fund the community insurance and other events and initiatives around the town.



The next meeting will be on 16th January 2012 and this will take place at the new venue of Townhead Court. Able-bodied members are reminded to park in Whitefriars car-park to allow those with mobility problems to use the parking spaces nearer the main doors. The group meets at 7.30pm and new members are welcome. The gallery this month has an open theme and members may submit 2 photographs . The second part of the evening will be a talk on “YPU Exhibition 2012 – Guidance and discussion on choosing and preparing submissions”.



Now in its 5th year of encouraging young people’s music, the Ram-Jam sessions commence on 18 January at Victoria Hall after school and will then run every Wednesday of spring term time, culminating in a performance.  The sessions run from 4.30-7pm and the fee for the project is £30. For details contact             07766 490233      .


A six week cycle of classes will commence on 23 January at Gateway to Health. The cost for this is £48, payable at the first session. The classes are on Monday mornings from 10.30-12 or alternatively on Monday evenings from 7.30-9.  Numbers are limited so booking is essential. Contact             07827 014583       for details.



Following on from last year’s festival Settle Stories would like to hear your views of the festival and any ideas you may have. In particular we are looking for suggestions as to how can the Storytelling Festival be made even better for Settle?To discuss these matters there will be an open meeting on Thursday 26thJanuary 2012 at The Lion at Settle from 7.30 – 9.00 pm. All are very welcome.


Hatha Yoga sessions will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7.30-9pm at Settle Primary School. There will be 8 sessions throughout the term with fees payable every 4 weeks. Sessions cost £5.50. The Monday sessions commence on 30 Jan and the Wednesday sessions on February 1st. For further details contact             07947 027 188      .


On Jan 29 the Play Barn on The Sidings will be hosting the Big Baby Store sale with a wide range of essentials and toys. There will also be an opportunity to try your hand at creating some unique pottery – ideal for special presents – with Dotty Potter.  Prices for pottery painting start at £4. Quilting antics will also be previewing their quilting kits.


Iyengar Yoga classes will take place at Friends meeting house  every Monday and at Townhead Court on Tuesdays.  The Monday sessions run from 1.15-2.30 for the mixed ability group and from 2.45-3.45 for the beginners group.  The Tuesday group runs from 7-8.30pm and is a mixed ability group. For information on fees and start dates contact             01282 843907      .



You are invited to make a date for a spring treat  and come along to dance to the music of John Bowdler, Blackpool Tower Organist.  The dance will take place at Settle College on 17 March and tickets cost £7.50. Tickets are limited and sell quickly so ensure you book early by contacting 01729 824038/822364



Forget the misery of winter and prepare for your holiday in the sun, or maybe just have some fun by learning for pleasure by joining a Spanish class. Classes take place every Friday at St John’s Hall and cater for beginner to intermediate level with sessions at 2-3.30 and 3.30-5pm. Sessions cost £7.50. For details contact 07767 328280.




The Richard Whiteley theatre is staging a very special treat for youngsters on 15 January when Lyngo Theatre Company will perform “Snow Play”, a winter play specially for 3-7 year olds. and staringing Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies.   Please note this performance takes place at 11 am. On 21 January there will be an organ recital at Giggleswick Chapel featuring Jason Lowe and on 22nd January Community Cinemas present Puss in Boots. Details of times and tickets via 01729  893180 or online at


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