Arthington to Ripon by Rail

 Enthusiasts for travel by rail may be encouraged by this latest report.

In the Ripon Gazette web vote. The result was an overwhelming 96% yes to a reinstated railway to Ripon. On the last day the poll peaked at 97% then fell back due to a last minute rush of no votes. This sends out a message to all decision makers how much the residents of Ripon want their railway link back. Pressure on Councillors and MPs must be maintained.


Met Office Yellow Warning

Winds are expected to strengthen this evening, initially across Irish Sea coastal areas of northwest Wales, northwest England and the far southwest of Scotland, where gusts of 60 to 65mph are likely. This swathe of strong winds will then transfer eastwards across other parts of northern England (and perhaps the far south of Scotland) overnight and early on Thursday morning. Inland gusts of 40 to 50mph are expected widely, with 60 to 65 mph gusts possible across (and perhaps locally to the east of) high ground.

The public should be aware of the potential for some localised disruption to travel.

The public is advised to take extra care. Further information and advice can be found here:

Temporary prohibition of use – Black Hill Road, Arthington and Arthington Road, Eccup

Please note, commencement date, is Thursday 25April 2013. carriageway resurfacing works are to take place. The works are to take place between 0800 and 1800 commencing on Thursday 25th April and to be completed on Wednesday 1May 2013. It is expected that the works will be completed within two days during this period.


Dates for your diary

Pool Parish Council Finance Committee. At Old Pool Bank Village Hall Wednesday 17 April at 7.30pm, agenda to include, Review of Financial Regulations, Review of Risk Assessment, and Budget 2013/2014!

Harrogate Flower Show, Thursday 25 April to Sunday 28 April, at the Great Yorkshire Showground.

Pool Parish Council. Annual Parish Meeting, Monday 13 May at 7.00pm at Pool Methodist Church.

A local grant opportunity

Skipton Building Society has recently created a new community giving programme in the UK to mark its 160 birthday and to make life better for local communities.

The new Community Giving Programme is offering 160 donations of £500 to local grassroots groups and organisations that are “passionate about making life better for others” but which get very little support elsewhere. Continue reading

More live entertainment for Pool in Wharfedale

The Jay Walkers Theatre Company Skipton, North Yorkshire

A local group of well intentioned wandering thespians without a home to call their own. As a result they meander around the Yorkshire Dales looking for anyone that will give them a home for an evening in which they can perform and, hopefully, entertain.

On Friday 26 April they will be presenting ‘Time of My Life’ by Alan Ayckbourn at Old Pool Bank Village Hall. Posters now on local notice boards and more on

Orchard Windfalls- Grant deadline is 30 April 2013

This grant fund is open to all Schools and Community Groups within the United Kingdom, with the condition that children aged sixteen or under are involved.
This educational aspect might be during the design, planning and planting of the orchard or, in schools, it might be part of curriculum related projects that will be enhanced by the preliminary activities or the subsequent availability of an orchard on or near to the school site. Continue reading