Macmillan Coffee Morning & Village Collection

Due to the coronavirus and restrictions which are still in place and the safety of us all at this present time, the Macmillan Coffee Morning due to be held in Rathmell Reading Room will not take place on Saturday 26th September…

cover of "Walkies!" by Margaret Swift

Out now: “Walkies!” – children’s book written and illustrated by Margaret Swift

News has reached Hesley Lane of another book from the prolific Gooselands Writers’ Enclave. “Read all about Doodle’s lockdown adventures in Margaret Swift’s wonderful new children’s book (this time she’s illustrated AND written it) – out now!” Tony Maguire, literary…

Letter from Craven District Council regarding Local Government Re-organisation

Discuss your views on the reorganisation of local government across York and North Yorkshire. The Minister for Local Government would like to replace district and county councils with a unitary structure District and borough council leaders in North Yorkshire have come together to make sure change right. As part of our work on this, we are running a series of online discussions, in which you will be able to share your views on how local government should be best structured to be responsive to the needs of local people and businesses.

Margaret Brenchley's book, on World War Two in the local area, is available now!

Margaret Brenchley’s book, on World War Two in the local area, is available now!

Entitled Keep Smiling Through – Life in the Hodder Valley during WW2, the book by local historian Margaret Brenchley, is available for £10 from the Slaidburn Archive, or – by special arrangement while local stocks last – from Margaret herself,…

Settle Swimming Pool news

Expanding our reach beyond Rathmell, we recently (but not that recently… in June… mea culpa) received a message from a representative of the Settle Area Swimming Pool asking if we’d be interested in sharing news from the pool on the…

One million step challenge to raise money to fight diabetes

One million step challenge to raise money to fight diabetes

Now that Toby Lloyd has completed his coast-to-coast run and raised over £2000 for Manorlands, here’s news of another charity challenge from young Rathmell. Reuben Eagle is going to try to do one million steps between the 1st July and…

Malcolm Spencer has written and performed a song about lockdown in Rathmell

Rathmell is lucky to have several musically talented households, and from the Spencers comes a song about the ups and downs of the coronavirus lockdown, as felt here in the village. Few of us around here would disagree that of…

Back Lane Bridle Path made One Way

For the duration of the Coronavirus Pandemic Back Lane has been made One Way. Walkers, dog-walkers and horse-riders have been asked to use it in one direction only – south to north, i.e. from Layhead to Hesley Lane. This allows…

Craven DC resources and information on Coronavirus

Craven District Council has a section on their website dedicated to giving residents, businesses and communities local information on matters relating to the Coronavirus pandemic. It covers the Government’s package of temporary measures to support public services, people and businesses;…