Settle Town Logo
  • News
  • Settle North Yorkshire Local News

Settle North Yorkshire Local News


The church would like to thank everyone for their kind donations which have enabled them to send £500 to the Cumberland floods appeal. Much of this money was given by way of a collection at the Christmas 9 lessons and carols service and this seasonal generosity is much appreciated.


Local poet, Jean Stevens will be launching her new collection of poems, Beyond Satnav, at Friends Meeting House on Friday 29 January at 7.30pm. This will be an hour of anecdotes, reflections and poetry followed by tea and biscuits.


There will be two guided walks this weekend arranged by the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line. The first of these on Saturday 30th January will be an 11 mile moderate walk from Long Preston to Settle via Turnpike House and Sugar Loaf Hill. This departs from Long Preston at 9.43.  The second, a circular walk on Sunday 31 January will be on Whernside and Scales Moor. This is a 12 mile moderately strenuous walk and departs from Ribblehead at 10.28. No reservation is necessary  for these walks but all participants should ensure that they are appropriately clothed, carry a packed lunch where required and have suitable footwear. Details can also be found at


There will be a blood donor session at St John’s Methodist Church Hall on February 2nd. The first session will be held between 2-3.45pm and a second session will be held from 4.45-7.30pm. For further details please contact 0300 123 2323


‘BilinguaSing’ is an award winning music, singing and movement class for parents, babies, toddler and pre-school children to learn Spanish or French together in a fun and engaging way that is appropriate for the development stage of each child. No previous knowledge of a foreign language is requireed. The first class is free and familiar nursery rhymes are learnt in both Spanish/French and English and are accompanied by a variety of fun movements and props to help stimulate the senses. For more information contact 07534 464567.


Please note that the Tuesday indoor market will re-open on February 2nd.  On Wednesday 3 February the season of foreign films continues when there is a showing of Force Majeure. On Saturday 6 February at 11am there will be a performance of “The  Amazing Thing” by Lempen Puppet Theatre. This is a 55 minute performance suitable for age 5 and above. On the evening of 6 February there will be a concert by Phil Beer, singer and dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler with “Show of Hands”.  On 7 February the First  Sunday Folk night hosts a concert by the Radio 2 Folk Awards “Folk Singer of the Year for 2015”, Nancy Kerr. For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718.


On Wednesday 3rd February – 7.45 pm there will be showing at Victoria Hall of Force Majeure. This is a warm hearted comedy about a family on holiday in the Alps who are  thrown into disarray by an avalanche. The film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards. Doors open at 7 pm with all tickets: £5 on the door.


The next Eco meeting will be held at 7.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 3rd February at the Royal Oak and all are welcome.


The next Charity Dance will take place at St Mary and St Michael Parish Hall, Tillman Close, off Kirkgate on Saturday February 6th. This will run from 8-11pm. If you are able to, please confirm your attendance by contactin g 01729  823259 / 824038. New dancers are always welcome.


Settle Swimming Club offers children’s swimming tuition on Monday and Thursday evenings between 6.30-7.30pm. Sessions are led by a fully qualified ASA instructor. There is an extended session from 6.30-8pm also available on Thursday evenings.  The sessions are aimed at those 8 years or over who have attained stage 7 or who are not currently receiving lessons at Settle Pool. For details contact 01729 823723.


The 2016 Rotary Merry-go-Round dinner will be held on Friday 19th February 2016. The format as usual is a three course meal, with each course served at a different hostelry/restaurant in the Settle area and with all parties meeting at the dining hall at Giggleswick School at 7pm to start the evening. The evening offers all the attractions of good locations, good company and fine wining and dining. Tickets for this popular event will cost £19 with a minimum of £5 from each ticket going to the chosen charities. To book tickets please contact  01729 822445, parties of up to 8 can be accommodated when booked in advance. There are a number of new locations this year with courses being served at  The New Inn, The Courtyard, Talbot Arms, Ravenous, Boars Head, Craven Heifer, Gamecock, Craven Arms, Knight’s Table, Harts Head and Helwith Bridge.  The charities benefitting this year will be Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Clapham Cave Rescue Organisation and Settle Swimming Pool.


There are currently vacancies for the Monday Club, a lunch group for older people. This meets at St John’s Church in the coffee lounge every week between 12 -2pm. There is a hot meal followed by an activity, such as a speaker or a quiz. The cost per week is £4.20.  Transport can be arranged if required. For information contact Age UK on 01729 823066.



On 3 February The Band of the RAF Regiment will be performing at Giggleswick School. The band  boasts a proud heritage. From Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace to BBC Radio broadcasts, the band continues to demonstrate its versatile role. There is, however, another side to the work of RAF musicians. As serving personnel, they are required to support key operational roles. In recent years musicians have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, fulfilling a diverse range of operational roles from detainee handling to driving ambulances. Please note the start time of this event has changed from 10.15am to 10.00am. The second of this seasons Gigg Lectures takes place on 11 February when John Bradshaw talks on “Courage and Humility”. John Bradshaw grew up during the civil war in Zimbabwe. Leaving school, he was conscripted into the military where he joined a bomb disposal and anti-landmine unit. It was during this time that he was caught in the blast from a device, eventually losing his sight. Throughout all of this he has had many conversations about courage – what is it and how do we get it? In this talk he discusses his thoughts on courage – particularly as it relates to confronting our inner-selves.  For further information contact: 01729 893180

More News Articles

  1. Bowland’s wildflower meadows

    Bowland’s wildflower meadows

    Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust – News Release Date of issue: 21 June 2022 Putting the buzz back into Bowland’s wildflower meadows   Nearly 40 hectares of hay meadows were regenerated in the Forest of Bowland last year thanks to Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust through the Meadow Makers project led by Plantlife.   This nation-wide project […]

    Read More
  2. All barns great and small!

    All barns great and small!

    Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority – Joint News Release Date of issue: 21 June 2022   All barns great and small! Dales’ ‘laithes’ receive a makeover   Two field barns which helped make the Dales landscape world famous have been restored with the support of the family of the late All Creatures […]

    Read More