Baking Feast: at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall on Saturday, March 23. The idea behind the event is to raise money for a team of doctor and nurses on a medical mission to Peru. When in Peru they will supply much needed medical care to some of the most remote areas along the Amazon river. People are invited to donate their best baking to this charity event. These tasty delights can also be entered into a competition with a chance to win a prize. Entries can be submitted at the memorial hall 10am-1pm before the doors open to the public at 2pm when the tasty delights will be served with tea and coffee and live music. The target is £20,000 which will be used to supply the medical care for the patients for a full month on board the boat. The team aim to purchase an ultrasound machine for the boat which will revolutionise treatment. Contact Matthew Hick 07708 398289.
Resident’s parking permits - Pateley Bridge: will be on sale in Pateley Bridge Library, on Friday, March 22, 10am-5pm, and on Saturday, March 30, 10am-3pm. Thereafter at the Nidderdale Plus offices in the Old Workhouse, King Street, 11am-3pm. Like last year, the cost is £12 for the year, they entitle the holder to two hours free parking and families with two cars can have both registration numbers on one permit. Cash only please.
St Cuthbert’s Gift Day Coffee Morning: Saturday, March 23, 10am-noon and lunches noon-2pm.
Sponsored dog walk: Moor-View dog rescue will be holding a sponsored dog walk on Sunday, March 24 at 11am. Starting from Tea Cups cafe Auction Market Pateley Bridge and walking along the river for approx one hour. You are welcome to walk your own dog or one of our rescue dogs. Sponsor forms are available by contacting Moor-View on 01423 711993.
Highside Singers Concert: on Friday, March 22 at 7.30pm. Another concert by this popular local choir with a programme of music to suit all tastes. Tickets £7 including refreshments. On sale at Pateley Bridge Pharmacy or pay on the door.
Nidderdale Society Walk: next walk will be Scar House Reservoir on Tuesday, March 26 starting at Scar House Car Park at 10.30am. The leader will be Joyce and the walk will be four miles long. There is no charge. For more information contact 01423 780946.
The Annual General Meeting: of the Bishopside & Bewerley Memorial Hall will take place tonight, Thursday, March 21 at 7.15pm at the Memorial Hall. All members of the public are most welcome to attend. The meeting will review the work of the management committee over the past 12 months, and elect a new committee for the forthcoming year. The management committee is made up of members who are nominated by various local organisations, together with residents of the parishes of Bishopside and Bewerley who are directly elected at the AGM. There will also be an opportunity for questions and comments about the use of and the development of the hall’s facilities. The committee is continuing to work on further improvements and any additional help would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to volunteer please come along to the meeting.
Glasshouses & District Gardening Club: next meeting will be held in Dacre & Hartwith village hall tonight, Thursday, March 21 at 7.45pm. The speaker will be Kathleen Doggett who will be speaking about her secret garden. Meetings are free to members, and non members are always welcome but we ask for a contribution of £3. Queries to Anne Martin 01423 711175 or June Douse 01423 712124.
Church services: Sunday, March 24. St Michaels and All Angels Church, Wilsill – 9am Holy Communion. St Cuthbert’s Church – 10.30am Ecumenical Eucharist. Pateley Bridge Methodist Church – 10.30am at St Cuthbert’s. Glasshouses Methodist Church – 10.30am Mr Stephen Edwards. Wath Chapel – 6.30pm Rev Nigel Waterfield. Tuesday, March 26. St Michaels and All Angels Church, Wilsill – 7.30pm Taize Service. At the Roman Catholic churches Sunday Mass will take place at 10.30am at Pateley and at 9.15am at Menwith Hill.