Anne Richards

01423 508771

Autumn Fair: takes place on Saturday, November 9 between 10.30am-2pm in St John’s Church and the Church Hall. There will be children’s crafts, face painting, tombola, stalls, a raffle, refreshments and lunches. All welcome.

Bilton Community Centre: the AGM will take place on Saturday, November 9 at Bilton Community Centre, 48 Bilton Lane, 2pm. All with an interest in the centre are invited to go along. This is the opportunity to have your say about how the community centre is being run, to share your ideas for the future, and say thank you to the committee, all volunteers, who work hard to make the centre a warm, clean and welcoming place. Light refreshments to be served.

Woodfield Millennium Green: the next work day at the green is on Saturday, November 9, 10am. There is always plenty to do in autumn so go along and give a hand.

Bilton Grange URC Ladies Fellowship: has a Remembrance Day theme on Monday, November 11 at its meeting at Bilton Grange United Reformed Church, on the corner of Woodfield Road and Skipton Road, at 10.30am.

Bingo: at Bilton Community Centre on Monday, November 11, 2pm. Admission 30p plus books at 50p each.

Knox WI: AGM will take place on Monday, November 11 at Dene Park Community Centre, 7.30pm. For more details telephone the secretary on 01423 501603.

Councillors surgery: councillors for Bilton Ward will be at BIlton and Woodfield Community Library on Monday, November 11 between 6-7pm. No appointments necessary. If you have a problem your councillors could help with, or an idea to improve the area, just go along.

Bilton Historical Society: the latest newsletter features an old photograph of people outside either Bilton Endowed School or the old Bilton Grange School, now Bilton WMC. The society would like help identifying the people on the photograph and establishing exactly which school is shown. The newsletter also has an article on the lost tracks of Bilton, an extract from the Harrogate Advertiser of October 3 1953 concerning the Barber Line, plus short items on roadside ditches and wallpaper. If you would like to know more then go along to Bilton Community Centre any Tuesday morning sometime between 9am-noon. .

Bilton Area Methodist Lunch Club: an excellent value lunch for £3.50 can next be enjoyed on Tuesday, November 12 at Bilton Area Methodist Church. For more information, or to book a place, telephone Averil Makinson on 01423 506600. The church is on Skipton Road with a rear entrance and car park off Bar Place.

Bilton Men’s Forum: meet on Tuesday, November 12 for a general overview of the Alps given by David Metcalfe with the help of slides. The following week, November 19, Roy Pansey will give a slide presentation on the night shift at York Minster. Meetings take place at Bilton Community Centre, starting with a cup of tea at 2pm followed by the speakers at 2.30pm.

Bilton Ladies Forum: crime on the doorstep is the subject of a presentation by David Miller on Tuesday, November 12 at Bilton Community Centre, 7.30pm. New members are welcome. Telephone Sue on 01423 560934.

Community Lunches: the next opportunity to enjoy a great lunch at Bilton Community Centre for £4 is Wednesday, November 13. To find out more or book a place telephone Shirley on 01423 567939.

Kaleidoscope Ladies: meet on Wednesday, November 13 at Bilton Community Centre, 7.45pm when there will be a talk and film show on the RNLI. For details of the 2014 programme telephone 01423 870440.

Tagg House Ladies: Michael Cullingworth will give an illustrated talk on the history of the pantomime on Friday, November 15, 2.15pm. Admission £1.50 including tea and biscuits. Visitors welcome.

Big Breakfast: there is no excuse for boredom on Saturday, November 16 as you will see as you read on. The first event is at Bilton Community Centre where hearty breakfasts will be served between 9-11am for just £3.50.

Winter craft morning for children: at Bilton and Woodfield Community Library on Saturday, November 16 between 9.30am-12.30pm. Go along and help make new creations for the wall displays. The library is in the Old Vicarage, near St John’s Church, on Bilton Lane.

Bilton Conservation Group: Mike Grey, of the British Trust for Ornithology, is to give a presentation on garden birds at Bilton Community Centre on Saturday, November 16, 2.15pm. Admission £1 includes refreshments. Raffle. New members welcome.

Leukaemia and Lymphona Research: the Harrogate branch, as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, is holding a quiz night at Bilton Cricket Club, Bilton Lane on Saturday, November 16, 7.30pm. There will be a raffle. To take part, make a £1 donation to the charity on the night. Secretary, Christine Toulson, would like to thank everyone who supported the recent coffee morning at St John’s, where £240 was raised, and the Christmas shopping afternoon at Bilton Cricket Club last Saturday.

An event for all ages: a social evening supporting Harrogate Food Bank with live music from Echo42 Big Band is on Saturday, November 16, 7.30pm. Tickets, £10 adults, £5 child, £7 concession, include a hot supper with vegetarian option, tea, coffee and juice, but bring your own bottle of anything else. Sponsors are Harrogate College and Pulse Acoustics. All proceeds to Harrogate Food Bank. For tickets telephone 07921 120718 or 07970 283992 or email or

Breakfast at St John’s: the church cell groups, made up of 13-18 year olds, are to serve a full English breakfast on Sunday, November 17 between 7.30-9.30am in the church hall. Enjoy cereals, toast, tea, coffee, plus everything else you expect of a full English, for a minimum donation of £3. All proceeds to Children in Need. Go along and support them.

Wesley Guild: on Tuesday, November 19 at Bilton Area Methodist Church, 7.30pm, Anne Towse will give a presentation on Rumania.

Bilton WI: the AGM will take place on Wednesday, November 20 at Bilton Community Centre, 7.30pm. For further information telephone the secretary on 01423 501723.