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Does anyone know of a reasonable driving instructor in the Cowling / Crosshills area?

 Posted by Carl | 04/02/2013 20:31:11 | Post / View Replies | 1 reply to this message

How many trees were cut down recently, at the same time, in the Hartley Memorial field?
Thank you.

 Posted by Banks | 05/02/2013 11:29:53 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

Can anyone tell me any information about the building on north corner end ? Is it council owned ? Thanks

 Posted by Dawn Arbuthnott | 30/01/2013 18:19:45 | Post / View Replies | 1 reply to this message

NEW2YOU COWLING CHARITY SHOP LAUNCH AT ST. ANDREWS M.C. (top of Walton Street) on Saturday 2nd Feb. from 10 a.m. to 12 noon..... with refreshments.
ALSO ON THURSDAYS 2-4 p.m. starting 7th Feb.
Hope all goes well - our first charity shop (Oxfam) closed 23rd Aug. 1991, but had been very successful for several years.

 Posted by Joan | 31/01/2013 12:13:33 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

Cowling Community shop is almost ready to open on Saturday at 10 am. If you have any small items you wish to donate we are there between 2 and 4 pm today and tomorrow. Come and see how we are progressing and let us have your ideas.

 Posted by Edna Smith | 31/01/2013 07:47:57 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

The Community Charity shop is coming along wonderfully well - almost ready for opening on Saturday 2nd February at 10am. If you have items to donate we are open at St Andrews Church, top of Walton Street each afternoon this week 2pm 'til 4pm. Come and have a preview, you may be VERY surprised!

 Posted by Edna Smith | 30/01/2013 08:50:35 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

Hello, could anyone let me know if there are any hopper buses go to middleton and down to the gill? looking at property down this road, thankyou

 Posted by D HARTLEY | 28/01/2013 21:00:29 | Post / View Replies | 3 replies to this message

Anyone have any photos or information relating to the demolishing of Providence Place late 1960's - two houses still remain. Still can't remember a thing about it, although I lived here - must have been around the time the Bar Chapel was pulled down 1965/6!

 Posted by Joan | 29/01/2013 21:34:51 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

Would people walking dogs up Fold Lane please refrain from using my dustbin as a dog waste bin. I would rather they took it home to their own bins.

 Posted by Diane Collier | 29/01/2013 15:29:04 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

Can you help us with resources for our after school club? We are looking for model railway equipment. Do you have any tucked away in a loft that you would like to donate? We are looking for:
Track, points, trucks, engines, controller etc. Any donations would be gratefully received or we could buy if you are willing to sell.
Thank you!

 Posted by m collier | 28/01/2013 19:48:56 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

We use the bus stops at the top of Winkholme, please don't think about closing them but the stop on the Cowling to Colne side of the road desperately needs some work done. We take our lives in our hands crossing the road as it is hidden by trees and there is not enough warning to traffic that it is a stop and that folks need to cross the road.

 Posted by Val Harbidge | 19/01/2013 06:50:34 | Post / View Replies | 4 replies to this message

Watch in a field near Middleton. Please ring 07834972040 with a description to retrieve.

 Posted by Lesley | 25/01/2013 11:28:25 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

PLS. PARK SENSIBLY AT ALL TIMES! Blue flashing lights around 3.30 a.m. today - seemed like fire engine was struggling to get down Winkholme past line of parked cars!

 Posted by Joan | 15/01/2013 11:37:01 | Post / View Replies | 7 replies to this message

COWLING BUS STOPS: We have 18 bus stops from Lane Ends to Green Syke, some in a poor state, especially the Nan Scar top to Colne one. When the weather has improved I will take photos of all of them (sad life?) just for the record. 4 of the shelters are owned by the Parish Council on behalf of the village, and the main street shelter is owned by NYCC. Have been told a while ago due to cutbacks we can't have any more NYCC shelters as yet - Cowling must have missed the last boat years back? Think Sutton has 4 NYCC shelters. The question is ..... do bus users think we could cut down on our bus stops or not? Pls. keep replies short. Thanks.

 Posted by Joan | 11/01/2013 22:59:54 | Post / View Replies | 4 replies to this message

Position Vacant - Caretaker / Booking Secretary, Cowling Village Hall

As advertised recently on the flyer which went to over 500 homes in the village Cowling Village Hall are seeking to employ a caretaker / booking secretary to assist in the running of the hall.

Working alongside the cleaner and reporting to a nominated representative of the charity's managing committee the successful applicant for this part time position will be responsible for handling booking enquiries, maintaining the booking calendar, ensuring users have access to the hall and for maintaining its security.

If you are interested in this position, would like to see the full job description and have not already heard from us please email

Closing date for enquiries 24th Jan 2013

 Posted by David Rowe | 18/01/2013 06:54:24 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

I have just heard the news that Dr. John Bryson has died just before Christmas He was a
good friend to our family for many years. And friends with many families in the village.

 Posted by Howard Benson | 14/01/2013 15:33:01 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR ACRE RD./ANYWHERE ELSE - suspect this might have been going on for some time - PARENTS please check where kids actually are when they are going out - YOUTH CLUB (if you have moved into new hall) pls. check members are "inside" and not "outside". At the opening event of new hall a pane of glass had already been cracked with markings of a ball on window. PLS. NAME AND SHAME if poss.

 Posted by Joan | 14/01/2013 12:06:57 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

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 Posted by Mark @ Cowlingweb | 14/01/2013 02:40:18 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

Charity Shop - NEW2U
Plans to be made on Tuesday 2.00 pm onwards regarding opening hours, display etc for this new project at St Andrews. Come and bring your ideas, both main church door and kitchen door (to left of church near garage door)will be open.

 Posted by Edna Smith | 11/01/2013 09:35:44 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY 9th January - to our lovely ex neighbour
Jessie and her identical twin sister who are 90 TODAY!
Identical twins - Aiden and Brandon our present neighbours who are 10 TODAY!
AND our lovely Grandaughter Emily who is 18 TODAY!
AND any others anywhere who are also celebrating TODAY!

 Posted by Joan | 09/01/2013 19:22:27 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

Cowling Preschool and Toddlers will be opening in the new village hall on Tuesday 8th January 2013. We will be opening from 9-3pm Monday - Friday. If you are interested in popping in for a visit please contact us on 07527847842.

 Posted by Deborah and Andrea | 21/12/2012 10:20:43 | Post / View Replies | 1 reply to this message

I am looking for a dog walker! Lively and very friendly 18 month old male border collie in need of companionship and exercise weekdays. He gets a good walk early morning and another at tea time but is on his own during the day. Pay etc negotiable. Please email me to discuss terms or ring 07872652126

 Posted by Jackie Monk | 07/01/2013 22:11:45 | Post / View Replies | 1 reply to this message

Lane Ends Lane closed from 7/1/13 to 25/1/13. Access at both ends will be ok but no through road. I ment to post this last Sat. The wall is being mended; mmmmm, big job.

 Posted by Banks | 07/01/2013 19:59:53 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

NEW IDEA: What are your thoughts on a charity shop in Cowling? I would call it NEW2U and run it at St Andrews with LOTS of volunteers! (Don't know where I could find them)? When
should it be open? Is it worth trying? All these are my own thoughts not the churches. Am I
crazy? You don't have to answer that one.


 Posted by Edna Smith | 11/12/2012 12:43:02 | Post / View Replies | 4 replies to this message

How about applying for the gala field to become a "village green," before someone puts in a request for planning permission for once this happens we cannot apply for it to become a village green in order to stop any building. or has it already got that status?
The following quote is from the DEFRA’s, “Growth and Infrastructure Bill” ( defra gov uk/rural/protected/greens. “the exclusion of new greens applications for land which has planning permission (or a publicised planning application) or is identified for potential development in a local or neighbourhood plan (including draft plans);”
The following is from the same web page, “Applying to register land as a town or village green
Town and village greens developed under customary law as areas of land where local people indulged in lawful sports and pastimes. These might include organized or ad-hoc games, picnics, fetes and similar activities. Most greens were registered in the late 1960s under the Commons Registration Act 1965. Today, anyone can apply under section 15 of the Commons Act 2006 to register land as a green if it has been used by local people for lawful sports and pastimes ‘as of right’ (ie without permission, force or secrecy) for at least 20 years. Please see below for guidance on applications — but note that different rules apply in the pioneer areas of Devon, Kent (but not including unitary authorities in these first two counties), Cornwall, Hertfordshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire (but not Blackpool), and Blackburn with Darwen, and if your application relates to land in one of these areas, you should go to the guidance in the following section, Pilot implementation areas.
• Please see our factsheet on the registration of new town or village greens.
• Town and Village Green Registration Application Form 44
• Guidance Notes for the completion of an application for the registration of land as a town or village green, revised Sept 2010
• The Commons( Registration of Town or Village Greens) (Interim Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2007
• Guidance on voluntary registration of land as a Town or Village Green

 Posted by Banks | 08/12/2012 15:03:54 | Post / View Replies | 2 replies to this message

Three incidents here last Thursday - a fire in Park Lane direction, an accident at top of Nan Scar, and 4 parked vehicles mown down by a lorry on Flood Root- then the electric out Friday night- which made me realize what it must have been like in the old days pre-electricity - have you noticed "EL" markings on some of our pavements on main rd. which at one time told which houses had had the electricity installed - late 1920's?

 Posted by Joan | 05/01/2013 12:52:03 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

Does anyone know what happened with the power last night? It was off for about an hour from 11pm. Mind you with prices these days it probably saved us a few quid, and I got an early night to boot!!

 Posted by Carl Booth | 05/01/2013 10:04:01 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

The funeral of Terrence 'Terry' Bestall will take place on Friday 14th at 10am at Holy Trinitry Church Cowling followed by a service at Skipton crematorium then refreshments at the new Cowling village hall.All welcome.

 Posted by Betty & family | 10/12/2012 15:16:47 | Post / View Replies | 1 reply to this message

P&J NAREY OF SILSDEN scrap metal would like to wish everyone a very merry christmas and a happy new year,we will be back to work on 27 dec-new yrs eve then back to normal 2nd of january 07796 356607/ 07794973350

 Posted by P&J NAREY SCRAP METAL OF SILSDEN | 26/12/2012 12:26:06 | Post / View Replies | 1 reply to this message

My sons go to South Craven and we are hoping to have them travel on the school bus for the home journey for the coming year. I have taken a look at the NYCC website and it seems to suggest that the annual cost for a pass is £280 for the single journey (we're not eligible for a free pass). Can anyone who has children at South Craven confirm that this is the normal cost? This would be £560 a year for the pair of them but I've worked out that if they paid on a public bus it would cost £486. Hope someone whose kids use the school service bus and pay for their pass can explain the cost etc to me.

 Posted by Wendy | 01/08/2012 19:28:21 | Post / View Replies | 8 replies to this message

A date for your diary....


To be held on MONDAY 28TH JANUARY 2013 from 7.30 pm at the meeting room, the new Village Hall, Cowling.

Please come along as we need as many Pin Prod members there as possible to discuss the future of the group. New members are also most welcome!

Please note this will be held at the NEW VILLAGE HALL, come into the main entrance and our meeting room is directly to your left.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 Posted by Denise | 14/12/2012 10:49:11 | Post / View Replies | 1 reply to this message

I have a small allotment that is coming free. In return for some help on keeping some borders clear its free to then hone who can use it. Top of fold lane.

**PLEASE NOTE** due to work commitments I will only be checking this board on weekends. If you have questions please call or text me on 07545215668

 Posted by Chris | 29/11/2012 17:21:17 | Post / View Replies | 2 replies to this message


Come and join us for a party with plenty of room at the Hall
News Year’s Eve from 8pm 'til 2pm
With fully licensed bar provided by the Black Lane Ends Tavern and a Disco
Entry by ticket only,
tickets only £5 and are available from Drystone Radio, Cafe 106.9FM
or by calling Charlotte on 07962 394021
This event is promoted by A.Lamont - Black Lane Inn Tavern, Skipton Rd, Colne

 Posted by Dave R | 18/12/2012 13:26:35 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

Betty, Ian & Lynn & family would like to say a big thankyou to all who have supported them over the past 15 months through Terry's illness also to thank all who gave him a good send off yesterday.
Also to the new village hall for providing a good do for after the funeral, we would highly recommend it, also to the black lane ends for the food and bar they provided
He would have been so proud at how it went.

 Posted by Betty & family | 15/12/2012 14:55:14 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

Zumba fitness at the new village hall
MONDAY 17th December 1:30pm

Zumba Fitness is an exhilirating, easy-to follow, Latin inspired, calorie burning dance fitness-party that's moving millions of people toward joy and health. Come and join the party!

This is a taster session for what will become a regular booking from Monday 7th January at 1:30pm.

 Posted by Dave R | 15/12/2012 07:57:14 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

I have been trying for weeks to get some information from Trevor Smith's website but can get no further than requesting family sheets am I doing something wrong or is there a
problem at the moment ?

 Posted by Howard Benson | 07/12/2012 14:22:49 | Post / View Replies | 2 replies to this message

ST. ANDREWS METHODIST CHURCH (top Walton Street) followed by refreshments!
Everyone most welcome!

 Posted by Joan | 12/12/2012 17:27:42 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

DAMAGED GRAVES with flags stolen -Bar Chapel Graveyard - this serious crime still not totally resolved - now in the hands of the Methodist authorities and police. There have also been other incidents around the area. Please keep an ongoing check on your family graves wherever they might be, and also those with no apparent remaining family.
Thanks to those people who keep all our 3 graveyards tidy (and not forgetting the sheep who also do their bit!)

 Posted by Joan | 23/09/2012 14:46:08 | Post / View Replies | 3 replies to this message

Best wishes for the future of the new hall at long last - remember 2000/1 and still got all the news cuttings, photos, etc. about the saga of the old and new halls over the past 12 years to add to village archives - the Royd Mill site was good, but the plans for 4 large halls were rather over the top! The dismantling of Hartleys Mill on Youtube (when I fell over a cat) has had lots of hits and seems far more interesting now than it was then! Then we had the plans for the old hall - now thankfully being outwardly preserved - sure that Paul will make a good job of the alterations. But.......................
the real heroes in all this must be Maurice, Edna, and the people at St. Andrews who have had an enormous amount of extra work and worry over the past couple of years - extra room bookings, opening and locking up, heating duties, cleaning problems, storage, vandalism, parking concerns, besides the usual chapel activities! All for no payment and the minimum of grumbling! Don't know how they have managed to stick it out! Thanks!

 Posted by Joan | 04/12/2012 22:51:38 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

Village Hall - now open

On behalf of the hall committee I want to say a really big thank you to everybody who came to our opening celebration on Saturday and helped make the day so enjoyable.

We also need to say a big thank you to Julian Smith MP, who opened the hall.

Thank you to Victoria Simmons, a committee member, who did so much to organise the day, taking the pressure off of Glen and myself, thereby allowing us to ensure that the building works were complete and that the hall was ready.

Also thank you to everybody who helped clean up the hall, to make it ready for the day and to everybody who took part in the displays by user groups and potential user groups, so thank you to Cowling Playgroup and Toddlers, Cowling Companions, the ballroom group, the Zumba instructors and their friends from Eastburn, Cowling Junior Football Team, Aggie for the family disco, Drystone Radio for lending us James to MC the day and Cowling Youth Club and the youth leader Natalia.

Lastly, I mustn’t forget Joan Green and her band of merry kitchen helpers who laid on a great spread for us and was always ready with a cup of tea when I needed one.

In relation to the hall itself, it was fantastic to recieve so many positive comments. We’ve recieved many expressions of interest regarding regular bookings for the hall. If you'd like to get in touch you can email me at or call the booking line on 07798 832 794

Our web site will be updated with details of bookings and events, I hope you enjoy using your new hall.

 Posted by Dave R | 03/12/2012 13:03:21 | Post / View Replies | 0 replies to this message

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