Is Wharfedale threatened by housing proposals?

The latest figures for potential housing sites published by Leeds and Bradford suggest that the consequences for Wharfedale could be significant. An article on the Wharfedale Observer website highlights the latest figures for Ilkley, BenRhydding, Addingham, Burley and Menston: Continue reading

Leeds asks residents to have their say on future plans for the City

Residents of Leeds will be asked for their views on the future of housing, retail and greenspace in the city when a new consultation starts next week.

As part of planning for anticipated population changes and the homes, jobs, education and investment needed across the city and alongside the ambitions for regeneration growth and infrastructure, Leeds City Council is launching the ‘Your city. Your say’ consultation on Monday 3 June 2013. Continue reading

Better broadband for Pool in Wharfedale

For e-news broadband is a subject that attracts regular attention, unfortunately, our Editor can only cope with the basics. If you are interested in an improved service please read on, and ideally provide us with some informed advice:

‘Welcome to the Rural Vulnerability Service – a new initiative from the Rural Services Network in association with Calor. The vulnerability service aims to disseminate information about three key rural issues: fuel poverty, broadband and rural transport.’

Click on for this posting that focuses on broadband.

Holiday weekend starts here

Locals are putting out the welcome mat:

The Half Moon Inn; it’s Early-Bird-o-Clock, £10.95 for two great Yorkshire courses.

The White Hart; Bubbles O’Clock, come and celebrate the weekend early with a bottle of Prosecco @ £15 & Champers @ £20

The Half Moon Inn; this Friday, Live Music from Aiden, singer songwriter, lots of great covers & few legendary funny-songs… 9pm onwards

The Honey House Braythorne is open this weekend. Riffa wood is full of bluebells and the bees are working hard. We have some wonderful freshly spun honeys. The Honey House will be open on Friday (24th), Saturday (25th)and Sunday(26th) May. 10.30 -5.00pm. There will be delicious cakes, Home made soups,sandwiches and light meals to tempt you!

The Half Moon Inn. See you at our Barbecue, Sunday from 2.30pm.

Get those slugs

Hosta croppedIf you haven’t started, it’s time to apply your garlic spray. Here is a recipe:

1 garlic bulb and 1 litre of water

Crush the garlic bulb, add to water and boil for five minutes. After cooling, strain the liquid and store in fridge.
Dilute the solution 1 tablespoon per litre and spray your plants and surrounding ground.