Due to insufficient nominations for an election the Parish Council now have two vacancies for Councillors to fill through co-option. If you are interested in local affairs and would like to get involved with community issues please contact the Clerk Susan Harding-Hill.
The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Thursday 31st May 2018 at 7.30pm in Kildwick/Farnhill Institute. All residents of the village are welcome to attend and hopefully it will be an enjoyable evening for villagers to get together and discuss village issues.
Representatives from NYCC & CDC will be present along with members of the Parish Council who will be available to answer any questions you have or chat about village issues. The Revd Julie Bacon will also be in attendance and will speak about repairs needed for Kildwick Church
Become a Parish Councillor
An Election of Parish Councillors for Farnhill will be held on the 3rd May 2018. Local Councillors can influence what happens in their community and give residents a voice.
To find out more about becoming a Parish Councillor, contact Susan Harding-Hill the Parish Clerk or Craven District Council. Nomination forms are available from the Parish Clerk or from the Electoral Services Team at Craven District Council and need to be submitted in person (either yourself or another person) to the Returning Officer at 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton between 27th March and 4pm on the 6th April (working days only, between 9am and 5pm)
The next meeting of Farnhill Parish Council will be held on the 15th March 2018 at 7.30pm in Kildwick/Farnhill Institute. Please note this is a change to the originally scheduled date of the 22nd March 2018.
Problems travelling to work, training or education? Wheels to Work (a not for profit charity) has a fleet of mopeds for loan. Since its launch in 2001 over a thousand local people have benefited from the scheme.
Successful candidates receive a moped, safety equipment, insurance, tax and bike servicing for a small weekly contribution. To be eligible for the scheme you must:
- Live in North Yorkshire
- Be 16 or over
- Have no suitable transport to travel to work, training or education
- Hold a provisional license
For more information and to apply online, visit www.hambletoncommunityaction.org or telephone Andy Reddick 10609 780458 Ext 209
The November meeting of Farnhill Parish Council has been cancelled and the December meeting has been changed to the 14th December.
At the recent Scarecrow Festival £1,050 was raised for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The scarecrow ‘Donald Trump’ was the public choice and the judges’ choice was ‘Kildwick Bell Ringers’
The Parish Council have recently acquired funding from Airedale Chemical for a defibrillator for the village and NYCC Locality Budget has provided funding to cover the cost of fitting the defibrillator.
It has now been fitted on the exterior wall at the Institute and will shortly be registered with the Ambulance Service.
A training and awareness session is being held on Tuesday 16th May 2017 at 7.30pm At Kildwick/Farnhill Institute.
David Jones the Community Defibrillation Officer will be attending to explain how to gain access to the defibrillator and give a short training session on how the defibrillator works. All residents of the village are welcome to attend.
Farnhill Annual Parish meeting will take place on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 at 7.30pm at Kildwick/Farnhill Institute.
We hope to see as many parishioners as possible so everyone can have their views heard on what they would like to see in the village.
Area Representatives from Craven District Council and North Yorkshire County Council will be in attendance and members of Farnhill Parish Council will be available to answer any questions you have or chat about village issues.
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 28th February at 7.30 in the Institute. Please note this is a change to the originally scheduled date of 23rd February.
One of the requirements of the insurance taken out by the Parish Council is to have a report on trees on land owned by the Council carried out by a qualified tree specialist every three years. Following this report, an application is made to Craven District Council for any necessary work as the trees are in a Conservation Area. Click here for a schedule of the proposed work and here for a site plan. Click here for the Planning Application made to Craven District Council.
Craven District Council are proposing to have a single collection for recyclable items such as paper, plastic, glass, cans, etc. This takes away the need to separate the items and they will be collected fortnightly. Craven are seeking your views. Click here to complete a short survey. Consultation closes on 21st December.
A new bench, simply engraved “For Janet”, has been erected on Farnhill Moor. The bench replaces one destroyed by vandals. Many thanks to all involved in the erection of the bench.
The calendar created by Kildwick and Farnhill Institute for 2017 is now on sale. The calendar shows 12 different views of Kildwick and Farnhill through all four seasons, together with plenty of space to enter your appointments, etc. Click here for details of costs, availabilty, etc.
The Parish Council has recently installed a seat on the Lower Arbour. We would like to thank Mr Bunnett, a former Farnhill resident who left in 1951 but returned often, for sponsoring the seat. Click here for a view from the seat.
NYCC plan handing over Crosshills Library to the community in April 2017. Residents are invited to complete a survey to help refine plans and help gain funding. Click here for the survey.
The Parish Council is undertaking extensive work on the Lower Arbour. A new “User Friendly” path has been installed, replacing the uneven steps. It is intended to make the steps higher up easier to walk down.