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Jan Robinson 01423 755233

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Nidderdale Young Farmers: report from Emma Johnson: “The Young Farmers have recently participated in a Public Speaking competition, which involved writing and presenting a speech to an audience and judges. The chairman introduced the speaker and gave the audience a little information about them, then after the speech had finished, the chairman gave the vote of thanks, asked for any questions for the speaker, and ended with thanking everybody for coming. The group had a good time. Kayleigh McArdle won the Vote of Thanks and gained third place in the Six-minute Speech. Evie Church gained second place for role of chairman.”

Christmas Coffee Morning: will be held on November 24 and 25 from 10am-2.30pm each day at Ramsgill Village Hall. Organisers, Sarah Smith and Catherine Lamb, state they will be selling home-made cakes, Christmas cakes, chutneys, plants, gift wrappings and ribbons, etc and that all proceeds will be divided between the village hall and St Mary’s Church, Ramsgill. Mrs Lamb asks: “Please come and support our local fundraising event - a warm welcome will await you at the hall.”

Stall Holders Required: to sell gifts, Christmas goods, hampers, toys, jewellery, books, etc at the Lofthouse School Christmas Fair, which will take place on Saturday, December 1 from 10am-noon at the school. There is a small fee of £5 per stall and stallholders can arrive for set up from 9.30am. For more details please contact Kirsty Harker on 01423 755027.

Upper Nidderdale Flower Club: experienced a slide show with a difference at their last meeting, when Dorothy and David Morland presented their unusual slide show. Their wonderful non-stop photographic images were accompanied by soothing music and poetry (one from Hannah Hauxwell), which all set the tone for a very relaxed atmosphere, enjoyed by everyone present. Topics covered were Geoff Hamilton’s Barnsdale garden, seasons in the Yorkshire Dales, the North Sea Trail and Beamish Museum.

Christmas Brass Band Concert: reminder from Mabel Parker, who wishes to inform the Upper Dale that tickets to see the Alverton Brass Band, costing £7.50 (includes mulled wine and mince pies) are now on sale at Pateley Pharmacy. The event will take place at 7.30pm on Saturday, December 8 at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall.

St Nicholas Festival: reminder from Sharelle Henderson: “The first event to kickstart the festival will take place on Saturday, November 24, when a ceilidh will be held at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall. Tickets (includes supper) are available from Patelely Pharmacy or the Granary Tearooms. Then on December 7/8/9 many different activities will take place in the town starting with late night shopping on Friday, December 7, St Nicholas Fair on Saturday, December 8 and a Starlight Lantern Parade with marching band.

AONB Training Events: will take place on Friday, November 23 when the public can attend a course on Improving Energy Efficiency and on Saturday, November 24, there is an Historic Building - Advanced Homeowners’ Training day. Full details of both events can be found on www.nidderdaleaonb.org.uk. However, booking is necessary by telephoning 01423 712950 or emailing aonbevents@harrogate.gov.uk

Markington & District Billiards/Snooker: results as follows: snooker match played on Tuesday, October 30: Birstwith A 5 - Middlesmoor 1. Billiards matches played on Wednesday, October 31: Lofthouse 2 - Kirkby Malzeard B 3; Birstwith 0 - Middlesmoor 5.