Jim Shipman

01423 772735

Community Transport: come along to a public meeting about the future of community transport in the dale on Thursday, July 4 at 7pm in Pateley Bridge Council Chamber, King Street. Hear about current plans, have your say and volunteer to help us if you can! Further details from Katy Penn, Nidderdale plus, 01423 714953.

Birstwith Show: this will be held on Saturday, July 27 and what a show we have lined up for you. Come and join us for a fab day out and see Nidderdale Llamas, Hope Pastures Pony Sanctuary, 3 Sixty Mountain Bikers, RSPCA Dog Show, dog agility, children’s races, Miss Harrogate, egg throwing, and much, much more.

Evening Event: join us after the show and let your hair down. We have live music, cold beer and wine and delicious food from Men Can’t Cook. Did you come last year and have their mouth-watering homemade pies? Well this year we have a homemade Chinese banquet. There will also be a raffle of prizes that have kindly been donated to Birstwith Horticultural Society.

Tombola Items wanted: if you have anything to donate to this year’s show tombola, it would be greatly appreciated. Please drop off at Haystacks, Nidd Lane, Birstwith or alternatively please ring Lynda on 01423 772534 and we will try to collect.

Show Gardens: our show garden competition is back for another year. Did you see the gardens last year? Were you lucky enough to attend our Horticap show garden demonstration and recieve lots of top tips from the Spring Flower Show pros? Well to enter is easy. Just come on entry night which will be Friday, July 19 at St James’s Church Hall. Entry is £30, £25 of this will be returned to you on show day on completion of your garden. The theme this year is A Country Garden. Please see the Birstwith Show schedule for all other criteria. First prize is £50 and the Angus and Heather Holmes Shield. For more information please ring Amy on 0770 385 7662 or e-mail

Embroiderer’s Guild: the next meeting of the Nidderdale branch will be held on Saturday, July 20 and will be a competitions day. These will begin at 10am and be spread over four groups. For further information please contact Maureen on 01423 880597 or visit our web site at