Pannal News

Rachel Hewson

Church Services: Sunday, March 24 St Robert’s Pannal 8am Holy Communion, 10am Morning Worship (Joint Service with Pannal Methodist Church takes place at St Robert’s) 6.30pm Choral Passion Service (takes place at Pannal Methodist Church) Beckwithshaw: 11am Communion.

St Robert’s and Methodist joint service: as detailed above on Palm Sunday, March 24 there will be a joint Morning Worship at St Robert’s at 10am and a special Choral Passion Service in the evening at 6.30pm at the Methodist church. This service will be led by a joint St Robert’s and Methodist choir singing beautiful music for Holy Week with short bible readings and prayers. Everyone is welcome.

Celebration of St Robert: the Chamber Choir of St Aidan’s Church of England High School will perform at St Robert’s at 7pm on Tuesday, March 26. There will be an informal fish and chip supper at 6pm as the fish and chip van will be in the car park. If you wish to pre order food, please sign up in church and come along and enjoy a wonderful evening of music.

Cheese and Wine evening: Pannal Village Society is hosting a cheese and wine evening with speaker on Saturday, March 23. The event takes place at the village hall at 7.30pm and will cost £5 on the door.The speaker is the new Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan.

State of roads: I was contacted by a reader who asked me to mention the state of the roads at the moment. I have to say I agree with him, he mentioned the stretch of Main Street between the bridge and Crimple Meadows, it is full of potholes and needs resurfacing. I have to say it is not just this part of Pannal, everywhere I go around Harrogate at the moment I seem to be swerving to avoid potholes (when I’m not waving manically at the traffic to slow down that is). Whilst looking online at how to report these issues I came across a great website called which allows you to report any issues you have such as potholes, missing street signs, the site then forwards the details to the council for you, sounds like a brilliant idea! If you prefer to do it the traditional way then you can contact North Yorkshire County Council with the location and any identifiable landmarks around it (how about the identifiable landmark is the giant pothole!). You can either call customer services or use their online reporting form.

Busy Bees Pre-school: in Pannal is running an Easter holiday club for little ones aged two-five years of age (pre-school and reception year children) on Tuesday, April 2 to Thursday, April 11. Sessions will run from 8.45am-3pm and will offer safe childcare and fun activities during the Easter holidays. Activities will include baking, painting, crafts and outdoor play with an Easter/springtime theme. £21 per session to include all activities and snacks - please bring along a packed lunch. Please book early as there are limited spaces. E-mail Busy Bees at for more information and a booking form.

Friendly Club: meets on Tuesday, March 26 at 2.15pm in the Chapter House of St Robert’s.

Holiday: Easter is approaching and I will be away for some of the time – this means if you have anything you wish to mention, events, activities, meetings etc in the first few weeks of April I would be really grateful if you could let me have it by Tuesday, March 26. Thank you.