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Settle News Online – January 16th 2012


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!


The surgery is extending its services this year with the launch of three new clinics to help patients. The first of these relates to Aneurysm Screening. From February 2012, male patients in their 65th year will be able to receive abdominal aortic screening at the Surgery. The clinics will be held on a Tuesday. Further information about how the service works is available from the NHS website www. Letters about this service will be sent out from mid-January onwards. Men over the age of 65 can self-refer for this service by contacting 01422 224204.

The second service is a series of NHS Health Checks. This is part of a new national scheme to help prevent the onset of certain conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes or kidney disease. Any patients between the ages of 40 and 74 who have not already been diagnosed with these conditions will be invited by letter for a check once every 5 years. It’s impossible to say that someone will or will not go on to develop one of these conditions but by taking early action it can help to lower the potential risk and improve an individual’s chances of living a healthier life. Anyone outside of this age range who has concerns about their health,  should contact their doctor in the usual way. The third service is a Sexual Health Service aimed at anyone who is concerned that they may have a sexually transmitted infection or would simply like the reassurance of having a check up. The surgery can now offer tests and treatment, simply contact the surgery and request a sexual health appointment.  People don’t have to be registered with the Practice and all calls are confidential.


This week marks the week of prayer for Christian Unity and there will be special services taking place throughout the week. These events are held in the style of the host church and are open to members of all denominations and none.  On Thursday 19 there is a meeting at Zion Congregational church at 2.30pm.  On 20th at 7pm there is a prayer and praise service at Settle Christian Fellowship and on 21 at 6pm there is a service at St Mary and St Michael Catholic Church.  On 22 there will be an afternoon service at Langcliffe Parish Church at 4pm when the speaker will be Revd Roger Wood. On 23 there is a meeting at Friends Meeting House at 7pm and 24th there is a communion service at Settle Parish Church followed by refreshments. Also on 24 there is a hunger lunch at St John’s between 11.30 -1.30pm. There will be a unity celebration service on 25 at St Johns at 7pm.


The next big breakfast will take place at Friend’s meeting house on Saturday, 21 January at 8.30am, with coffee and tea available from 8.15. The guest speaker will be Revd Mgr Anthony Boylan. Tony is the Roman Catholic Parish Priest for Settle & Bentham and he will speak about “The Penal Laws”, which disadvantaged non-Conformists in Britain, (including both Catholics and Quakers), for many years. To book your breakfast contact 01729 825285. Cost is £3.00 including a full cooked breakfast.



A Stitch in Time welcomes new members to join its crochet group in the sewing café. The group will meet again on January 21 from 2-4pm and cost is £3.50, including refreshments. The group welcomes all abilities and provides a friendly, supportive meeting place to learn or improve crochet skills. For further details contact 07507 851908.



The three peaks folk club will meet on 21 January at 9pm at Settle Social Club. You are invited to come along and enjoy this free feast of music.



Churches Together in Settle and District invite you to come along to a Barn Dance at St John’s Hall on 21 Jan. This will run from 7-10.30pm and the caller will be accordionist Bill Johnston. There is no need to have a partner, just come along and join in.  Tickets cost £7 for adults and £1 for accompanied children, and include a supper – with vegetarian option available. For details and to book tickets contact 01729 822311.



Settle Voices Community Choir meets in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate every Monday  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




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.



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.  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




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.



The club next meets on 25 Jan at Townhead court when the speaker will be Ken Green from Hornby Castle. The meeting commences at 2pm and non-members are also welcome. The topic for this month is Autumn and Winter colour in the garden.



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.


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.




The new priest in charge of Settle, Giggleswick and Rathmell has now moved to the area and Reverend Hilary Young will officially take up her post following her licensing service on 16 February. This will take place at 7.30pm at St Alkelda’s and is an open service to which all residents of the three parishes are invited. On 26 February Settle Parish Church are planning to hold our Snowdrop Sunday event, a chance to visit the church and wander through the magnificent display of snowdrops in the churchyard. The church will be open between 2-4pm serving home-made refreshments throughout the afternoon.




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.




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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