A59 – Blubberhouses closure update

Latest news from North Yorkshire County Council regarding the ongoing closure of the A59.

A temporary drainage solution is to be installed within the slope above Kex Gill to allow the road to be reopened safely. It is envisaged that the closure will remain in place until the end of Feb 2016. The ongoing diversions through Pool/ Otley/Ilkley will continue until then.

Meanwhile, a lone walker takes advantage of an empty road.

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Pool in Wharfedale artists draw attention

Thanks to the Wharfedale Observer:

‘A  trio of Wharfedale artists are celebrating having the quality of their work officially recognised. Pool-in-Wharfedale Art Group’s Artist of the Year Awards saw Pool resident Sandra Furniss – whose husband, Stuart won the previous year – named the overall winner for 2015.

The group’s Otley-based teacher, Pam Barker, awarded second place to pastel artist Joanne Emsley, from Appletree Studios in Huby. Third place, meanwhile, went to watercolour artist Marion Dewison, from Pool.

Pool Art Group meets from 10am to noon at Pool Methodist Church each Friday.’