DACRE, DARLEY AND SUMMERBRIDGE

Macmillan Coffee Day: Judy Barker and friends will be hosting another Macmillan Coffee Day on Saturday, September 28, 10am-1pm. This year the event will be held at Darley Memorial Hall, Sheepcote Lane ,Darley. Due to all your support for these amazing people who help so many affected by this terrible disease, we now need a larger venue, more space to sit and chat while enjoying tea, coffee, scones and wonderful cakes, also there is more car parking. We also have a tombola, raffle, cake stall, and other stalls. Last year over £2,000 was raised, so please come and support this worthwhile cause. anyone wanting a lift please ring Judy 781512.

All day grub: Hookstone Memorial Hall, Low Lane, Thornthwaite will be serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon teas, ice cream 9.30am-4.30pm on Saturday, September 7 and every first Saturday in the month until December. Raising funds for the hall - Charity No: 701972.

Family history: We would like to run this course again in September at Christ Church Community Centre and so if you are interested, please can you contact Lynn Wood for more details wood.l@tiscali.co.uk

Dacre Banks Cricket Club: on Saturday, August 31 the 2nd team will be at home to Middleham seconds.

Darley Cricket Club: on Saturday, August 31 the 1st team will be at home to Blubberhouses.

Summerbridge WI: the next meeting is on Monday, September 2 at 7pm in Dacre Village Hall when Steve McNamara will talk about Help for Heroes. The competition is an HM Forces item. Visitors and new members are always very welcome.

Cycle Maintenance Course: as the Tour de France cycle race is coming to the Harrogate area next year we would like to encourage everyone to prepare their own bikes for the summer. We are planning to arrange a cycle maintenance course at Christ Church Community Centre in spring and before we book a cycle specialist we need to know if there is enough interest in the village and surrounding area to run this course. Please can you give an indication at this stage if you are interested in attending, time to run the course ie evening or during the school holidays. Please can you email me at eebbs@kip111.co.uk

WEA Nidderdale: courses for adults – all welcome. Out of Africa, masterworks from leading African writers. Explore a great continent through compelling stories. Starts Friday, September 13 at Summerbridge Church 2-4pm, 10 weeks, £59. Industrial heritage of Yorkshire, an in-depth look at industries which shaped the Dales. Starts Wednesday, September 25 at Pateley Council Chamber, 2-4pm, five weeks. £28. Birdwatching for Everyone, indoor and outdoor sessions on diversity in birds. Starts Thursday, September 26 at Pateley Council Chamber, 9.30am for six meetings (21 hours). £57. Yoga explore at your own pace ways to help your mind and body. Starts Tuesday, September 24 at Pateley Methodist Church, 9.20-11am for 12 meetings. £60. Further information and bookings – Ros Wade, Secretary: 01423 712132, rwade@wea.org.uk, www.wea.org.uk/yh. WEA is a registered charity. All committee members are volunteers.

Church services: Sunday, September 1 Holy Trinity Church, Dacre Banks Holy Communion at 11am with Junior Church and garden party. Providence United Reformed Church, Dacre Top Mrs E Wilkins at 9.30am. Summerbridge Methodist Church Circuit Service at Pateley Bridge at 10.30am. Darley Methodist Church Circuit Service at Pateley Bridge at 10.30am.