New website for Ribblebanks Parish Council

Rathmell residents will be interested to see that our Parish Council has a very smart new website at – includes a calendar of upcoming events, minutes of past meetings, the Rathmell Village Development Plan, and councillor information. Thank you…

John Harrison feeding the chickens

John Harrison feeding the chickens

Mark Hill captured a bucolic Spring moment today, with John Harrison feeding the hens at Rathmell’s popular tourist destination – the “Rest A While” bench on the corner of Hesley Lane and Mill Lane :)

It's snowing!

It’s snowing!

Gooselands snapper, Phil Simnett, was kind enough to send some beautiful photos of the Rathmell area under today’s snowfall:

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.

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…

Beware of coronavirus scams

Continue to be cautious when dealing with callers at the door, unwanted phones calls and emails.

Reading Room and Thursday Club activities stopped by Coronavirus

All Thursday Club meetings and all events planned by the Reading Room Committee are being postponed until further notice, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.