Upper Nidderdale


Jan Robinson 01423 755233


Osprey Sighting: has caused some excitement in the Upper Dale. Nidderdale Birdwatchers’ chairman, Ros Wade, states that she saw the rare bird on March 17 around the Silver Hill area, flying alongside a red kite! The bird stayed around Gouthwaite for a while, then headed off east, probably to the Lake District or Scotland. Ros says: “It was a significant sighting, one which I was very lucky to experience. It was so exciting to see such an iconic bird!” Although Ros was the first to spot the bird in our local area, she informs us that 24 sightings of ospreys have been recorded in Yorkshire since March 9. If you are interested in birdwatching and would like to know more about the Nidderdale Birdwatchers’ programme of events, then please contact secretary, Angus Gosman, on (01423 755276) or email niddbirds@gmail.com

Friends of Lofthouse School: wish to remind the community that their next meeting will take place on Monday, April 15 at 7pm at the Crown, Lofthouse, to which everyone is welcome.

Reeth Concert: reminder for Sunday, April 14 at 3pm at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall. Free admission with a collection at the end of the evening. Tea/coffee/ biscuits will be available at a small charge.

Nidderdale Business Association AGM: will be held at 7.30pm on Monday, April 22 at the Pateley Club, High Street, Pateley Bridge. Chris Henderson informs us that, following the AGM, Katy Penn and Jane Fowler of Nidderdale Plus, will present the results of a recent business survey in the area. This will be followed by Andy Barton, founder of Compass UK, who will speak on the work of the Skipton & Ripon Enterprise Group and how it could help local businesses. Members of the general public are very welcome to attend the meeting.

Ramsgill Art Studio: is celebrating spring with a new collection of paintings, drawings and photographs by Sarah Garforth. The exhibition runs until Sunday, April 24 and is open from Thursday to Sunday from 11am-5pm.

Pateley Bridge & Upper Nidderdale Crown Green Bowling Club: junior practice for this season starts at 4pm on Thursday, April 18 on the Pateley Bridge bowling green, with Paul Kirkbright. All junior bowlers welcome.