And for November

Our PTA are again looking for local stall holders for the Ladies Christmas Shopping Evening at Pool C of E Primary School to be held Friday 30 November 7 – 9.30pm. Anyone interested in a stall (£10) please could they contact Charlotte Mackensie

Exceptional for Pool

The river level at Pool Bridge is 3.77 metres. This measurement was recorded at 16:15 on 25/09/2012. The typical river level range for this location is between 0.09 metres and 2.90 metres.The highest river level recorded at this location is 3.77 metres and the river level reached 3.77 metres on 08/01/2005.

Normal for Pool

For those familiar with the ups and downs of the River Wharfe this will not be an unusual sight. Whilst walking in the Recreation Ground is limited we will be anxiously looking forward to what remains as the river retreats.

When this photograph was taken at noon 25 September 2012 the Environment Agency were issuing this flood warning for Wetherby. ‘River levels on the Wharfe are rising following recent heavy rainfall. The current level at Flint Mill is 2.4 metres and will continue to rise. Further rainfall is forecast today.’


Hiccup in newsletter attachment

Our latest newsletter email distribution suffered 44 rejections, a number of recipients’ servers were sensitive to our content. Omission of one photograph and an article appeared to solve the problem, and we are pleased to post these for our website viewers:

‘Mucho macho The generosity of the Whiteley family is well recorded, and we are grateful to Pool Archives for this photograph taken during the fund-raising for the village memorial hall built in 1958.What is striking is the male representation and representatives, something we may now consider unusual.’

Pool Youth Club opening and enrolment evening

On Wednesday 3 October at 7.00pm in Pool Sports and Social Club. An opportunity, to find out how many children and parents are interested, and a chance for children to tell us what they would like to do. Initially, the age group will be 8 to 14 year old. Your support is essential for this new venture that will provide local children with a safe environment for their activities.

Cookridge Fire Station update

Following the latest Fire Authority meeting, the programme for the public consultation will be: [1] The consultation period is between now and 30 November. [2] No final decision will be taken before the outcome of consultation is reported back to the Fire Authority on 21 December. [3] A special Hotline is being set up to guide people through the consultation process: 01274 655717. [4] Formal representations, to be received by 30 November 2012, must be made in writing or email and directed for the attention of Hannah Stoneman, Consultation Co-ordinator, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority, Oakroyd Hall, Bradford Road, Birkenshaw BD11 2DY or [5] Full details are available at

Thank you

Our Editor is a very happy man, thanks to your comments and messages:

“I think the new website is very well laid out, with good links to different items and good quality pictures.  It will hopefully lead to other contributors providing some text, articles and links and will also complement other websites in the area.” Councillor Barry Anderson.

Thanks and thank you for all the Pool news, keep up the good work! Chris Lovell Constituency Assistant Greg Mulholland MP

Something for the weekend

Heritage Open Days From Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 September buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors. It is a once-a-year chance to discover architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities that bring local history and culture to life; offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. There is a helpful search link on