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March 2017 events

St Mary’s Easter Coffee Morning This popular annual event will be taking place on Saturday 08 April in the Village Hall from 10 am until 12 noon. Entry is £2 including tea/coffee and a hot cross bun. There will be a variety of stalls, a quiz and a raffle.

Easter Trail around the Village On Saturday and Sunday (15 and 16 April) families are invited to participate in finding the Easter images hidden around the village. Enter at the village shop or The Swan from 9 am each day. £1 each. Prizes will be awarded and announced on Monday after the Duck Race.

Big Easter Monday Breakfast Once again, the CCU will be serving full English breakfasts in the Village Hall on 17 April from 9 – 11 am. Only £2 per person. There will be vegetarian and gluten-free options. This is a nice way to start your day, meeting with friends, neighbours and family.

The Annual Village Duck Race Hundreds of little yellow ducks (plastic!!) will be launched into the beck from Townley Bridge (near Pharmacy) at 2 pm on Easter Monday (17 April). There will be 15 prizes for those plucky ducks who manage to swim the fastest and cross the finish line at Leys Close Bridge. Tickets will be on sale later this month from the Village Shop, the Post Office and The Swan – £1 per duck. Carleton Beer Fest A new event for the village.

Carleton Beer Fest will run over the Easter weekend in the Village Hall. Showcasing a range of local cask ales alongside a selection of cider, gin and more. We are seeking sponsors and volunteers. Contact Debbyon 07834 545679 or Lesley on 07851 210645. £5 entry includes programme, souvenir glass and first pint. Friday 5 – 10 pm, Saturday 12 noon – 10 pm, Sunday 2 – 7 pm. All profits to the village school.

Maypole and Morris Dancing Once again boys and girls of primary school age who live in the village or whose grandparents live in the village are invited to take part in the old village tradition of maypole dancing on May Day (01 May). Please come along to the Social Club at 6.30 pm on Tuesday 14 March to learn the dances and the songs with Sarah Churcher.

The Carleton Swan Stompers (Morris Dancers) will once again be entertaining us on May Day at 3 pm. If anyone (male or female) is interested in joining the group, please get in touch with Steve Richardson on 07540 442785 or Sarah Churcher on 07736 272204. This is a great way to keep fit!

Monday Club meetings in March and April On Monday 20 March at 7.30 pm in The Swan (£3),a talk by Tim Allen: Around the World without Flying. Tim will tell us about his adventures when successfully attempting to travel around the world without getting on a plane. His talk will also include his experiences when working for a charity in Bangladesh.

On Monday 24 April at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall we welcome back for a fourth visitYesmien BaghAli, the Skipton based Kashmiri chefand supporter of Women’s Rights worldwide. Yesmien is a brilliant cook and a very entertaining speaker. She will be demonstrating how to make her famous Kashmiri Curry and we will be enjoying tasting it! The cost will be £6 (including a small dish of curry and rice) and we need to know numbers in advance so please ring Vicki on 795307 or email: vickiwoodhead@totalise.co.uk.

Movie Nights in the Village Hall Come along to the Village Hall on Saturday 25 March to enjoy a good film right on your doorstep. Bring your own comfy chair if you wish. The bar, serving drinks and snacks, is open from 7 pm. The film starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £4 on the door. Captain Fantastic (15) Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent and brings into question everything he’s taught them.

Carleton Man’s Shed in March and April On Monday 27 March in The Swan at 7.30 pm, Chris Judge will be speaking about the history and development of Carleton. On Monday 24 April in the Swan at 7.30 pm, Mike Waghorn will be speaking on the subject of Astronomy, hopefully with a follow up visit to an observatory (to be confirmed). News about meetings is displayed around the village and sent out by email to members. Are you on the e-mail list? wizlons@tonyandfilao.plus.com

Community Coffee and Cakes On Thursday 30 March, we will be raising funds for a local charity worker, Maggie Tookey MBE. Maggie came to talk to the Monday Club in February and inspired us with her interesting and often harrowing stories of her work for EDA (Edinburgh Direct Aid). Over the last ten years, Maggie has helped out all over the world, often risking her own life, to provide essential aid to those in need. Her current work is with refugees stranded on the Lebanese-Syrian border. Come along for a chat with friends and neighbours and raise money for this very worthy cause. Donations of raffle prizes and baking always appreciated.

Carleton PTA running the Skipton Town Hall Cafe The PTA will be raising funds for Carleton Endowed School by serving tea/coffee, cakes and light lunches at the Town Hall Café on Saturday 01 April. Please give them your support.

Applications for Gala Queen and Attendants Application forms are now available from the Village Shop. Gala Queen Attendants must live in the village and be primary school age. The Gala Queen must live in the village and be in year 6 or above. Completed forms will be entered into a draw after the Duck Race in The Swan. Full details of the roles are included on the application forms and these should be put into the envelopes provided, sealed and handed in to 3 Chapel House Mews by Friday 07 April.

Dance Yourself Fit There is now a regular group of ladies who dance themselves into fitness on Tuesdays at 6.30 to 7.30 pm in the Village Hall. They learn a different dance routine every week so new people can start at any time. Ring Susan for further information about private lessons, 07773457660. Please note that there will not be a session on 21 March.

Message from Carleton Parish Council Do you have a little spare time? Would you be able to help the village with the possible creation of a group to form a Community Land Trust? Anyone who is committed to making the village a better, more sustainable place for the future is welcome, particularly anyone who is skilled in design, architecture, planning, building and the law regarding trusts. If this could be you, please register your interest with John Preston, Clerk to the Parish Council, as soon as possible at john.preston@carletonincravenpc.org.uk.

Carleton with an ‘E’ – for sale Village history Carleton with an ‘E’ by Rachel H Naylor was first published in 1983, the result of research carried out for Rachel’s Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. A revised second edition was published in 2010. The book is a collection of historical facts, stories and anecdotes relating to the buildings and people of Carleton. Rachel still has some copies remaining and is offering them for sale via Carleton Endowed Primary School and Carleton Village Store for the reduced price of £3.00, with £1.50 of this generously being donated to school funds.

Advance details of 2017 summer events:

Carleton Sheeplechase This will take place on Sunday 16 July 2017. Two new cross-country courses – a 2.5k fun run and a 10k obstacle course and fell race fusion. Online bookings are open now with early-bird pre-Easter prices starting at £6 (children and teens £2). Prices have been frozen for 2016 competitors, who can obtain an online discount code. The organisers are delighted to welcome back last year’s sponsor Saltaire Brewery, and are excited to announce that they are also being supported by Landrover Experience North Yorkshire. Once again, all proceeds from the event are for Carleton Endowed Primary School. Full details are online at www.sheeplechase.com.

Photography Competition There will be another Photography Competition and Exhibition this year in St Mary’s Church on Saturday 15 July. The two competition subjects will be: ‘Spring’ and ‘Colourful Carleton’. Entry forms will be available from June. All proceeds will be for St Mary’s Church.

Useful Information

Bus Timetable(Monday to Friday) From Skipton: 09.05 10.05 11.05 12.05 13.40 15.00 From Carleton: 09.15 10.15 11.15 12.15 13.50 15.10

St Mary’s Church Services 1 st Sunday – 8 am Holy Communion and 11 am Family Praise; 2 nd and 4th Sunday – 11 am Parish Communion; 3 rd (and 5th) Sunday – 11 am Bread, Wine and Worship Vicar: Rev. Ruth Harris (793612) Churchwardens: Ann Wharton (790303), Stella Humphrey (799536)

The Village Shop Monday to Saturday 7.30 am – 10 pm, Sunday 8 am – 9 pm

The Swan Inn – New times soon! Monday to Thursday from 5 pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 12 noon Food served each day until 8.30 pm

The Social Club Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7 pm Sunday from 12 noon

The Pharmacy Monday to Friday 9 am – 6 pm Saturday 9 am – 12.30 pm 01756 709712

The Post Office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8.30 am – 5.30 pm, Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm Closed 1 – 2 pm

The Village Hall The Village Hall can be booked for a wide range of events and activities e.g. classes, parties, weddings. Catering facilities available or can be arranged with The Swan. The cost of hire is £12 per hour for the main hall and £4.50 per hour for the Committee Room. Contact Debby on 07834 545 679 or e-mail: carletonvillagehall@gmail.com Carleton Parish Council website: carletonincravenpc.org.uk

The Village Hall Management Committee – what does it do? The Village Hall Management Committee currently consists of eleven village residents. They are responsible for ensuring that the building is safe, well maintained and a user-friendly space for village events. The role of committee members is to maintain, improve and manage the hall and raise funds through bookings. The hall has bookings every day during term time and most days in the school holidays. There are regular users and lots of occasional users e.g. for parties, dances, etc. The bank balance is healthy and most of the work undertaken by the committee relates to maintaining and improving the fabric of the building. The committee meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm to discuss general management issues and how to improve the building and its facilities. There are many willing hands on the committee who look after the finance, the bookings and any minor problems such as plumbing and painting. However, the committee would very much welcome anyone who can offer some buildings expertise, whether this is masonry, electrical, architectural, surveying, planning or applying for grant aid. Could you be that expert? Come along to the AGM on Tuesday 14 March at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall Committee Room (via the kitchen door) and find out more, or speak to one of the committee members: Philip Holmes (Chair), Viv Doveston (Secretary), Judith Windle (Treasurer), Debby Richardson (Bookings Secretary), John Franklin, Dave Alexander, Vicki Woodhead, Joe Cullen, John Claxton, Andy Wilson, Ron Humphrey, or email carletonvillagehall@gmail.com. NEW Woodturning Club Would you like to have a go at woodturning? Doug Hirst, who runs Craven U3A’s woodturning class, would like to set up a group in Carleton. Keith Mollon and Harry Whiteoak are already on board. Please contact Doug to express your interest atdoug.hirst@btinternet.com or 01756 790932. If there enough people he will then arrange a meeting to discuss the possibilities.