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Swaledale News & Views
By News Admin on 10 May 2013 14:22
As part of the Superfast North Yorkshire programme to deliver fibre broadband, businesses across North Yorkshire and York have access to a range of free business support services* to ensure the opportunity to take full advantage of the increased internet connectivity.

By News Admin on 24 April 2013 14:12
The Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Business Forum would like to invite every business owner and local person in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale to a meeting on Tuesday, 11th June, at 7pm, in the Terrace Room at the CB Inn, Arkengarthdale. Everyone welcome, member or not, business owner or not. The aim of the meeting is to discuss what organisation and arrangements will need to be made, so as to maximise the value of the Tour de France coming to Swaledale.  Lots of people have already indicated they have many questions to be answered and our local area needs to come together to liaise between ourselves, to make the most of this unique event, in plenty of time before July 2014. SABF will be hosting the meeting, but will not be responsible for taking charge of any organising. Rather, we are hoping local business proprietors, accommodation providers, shop owners and local people etc will take this opportunity to meet with one another and discuss between ourselves how best to take advantage of this opportunity and...
By News Admin on 22 April 2013 13:17
Do you need inspiring after a long cold winter and the ongoing challenges of running a business in the current economic climate? Then get yourself to the Middleham Key Centre in Middleham nr. Leyburn on the 23rd of April.  There is an uplifting and informative day planned, with ideas on how events large and small that are happening in the area that can benefit all sorts of businesses How will the Grand Depart of the Tour de France cycle race affect your business?  Not sure?  Come and listen to Gary Verity CEO of Welcome to Yorkshire who will bring alive the unique opportunities this event and other local festivals and events offer to a wide range of businesses. You can also hear how the support and services developed by the four business associations are proving both valuable and popular. Book the buffet lunch provided by Guy Fairhurst Catering at the special price of £8 and network with other business people. Then stay for a series of half hour workshops and taster sessions on: Social Media in...
By News Admin on 16 April 2013 16:33
Welcome to Yorkshire are hosting 3 roadshows on Friday, 13th April, to provide information about next year's Tour de France.  These roadshows will provide updates about their current activity on the Tour de France, information on plans for a cultural festival in the 100 days prior to the Tour, an opportunity to meet the WTY team and ask any questions regarding the Tour and tips and tricks to make the most of the event coming to Yorkshire and Reeth.

They are already seeing much enthusiasm for this event already around Reeth, and the area, but they do need businesses/people to register to attend so they are aware of numbers.

The first meeting is in Hawes, at the Dales Countryside Museum, from 10am, the second at Reeth, the Buck Hotel, 2pm, and the last in Leyburn, at Tennants, 5pm.
Visit to register.
By News Admin on 15 February 2013 18:24
Films to be shown at Gunnerside Village Hall during Spring 2013.
By News Admin on 11 February 2013 18:25
Tour de France route announced, with cyclists coming over the Buttertubs from Wensleydale and travelling right down Swaledale, from just below Thwaite to Grinton, 5 July, 2014.
By News Admin on 27 November 2012 15:56
A two hour event, which is an opportunity for people to learn first hand about the tailored support and training available to Richmondshire businesses through their local business association. Thursday, 6th December, 6pm, at the Buck Hotel.
By News Admin on 27 November 2012 15:48
The King's Head is now closed, unfortunately. There are still a few options being investigated, but the necessary roof repairs are an ongoing concern and a major obstacle to even temporary opening of the pub as a community venture.
David Crapper has undertaken to keep interested parties informed as to latest information - his number is 01748 886325, email Please contact David for further details etc.
By News Admin on 24 October 2012 10:18
A tremendous blow to the upper Swaledale community, the King's Head in Gunnerside will be closing on 6th November. As can be imagined, this will be a huge disappointment to locals and visitors alike; current leaseholders, Paddy and Paula, have been instrumental in changing the fortunes of this lively local pub since they took over a couple of years ago. There have been many, many glowing reports of the friendly welcome, the great freshly-cooked food, the lovely Dales atmosphere, not to mention the high-profile attention given to the unique doggy beer and menu! There is general talk of creating a community pub, although this is complicated by the building requiring some repairs and renovation. What is needed is a community leader to spearhead the campaign to make the King's Head into a community pub, as has been successfully done at Hudswell. Is there any interested, resourceful person who might be prepared to take this task on?  It is not only locals who will be devastated by the loss of this pub, but also the...
By News Admin on 17 October 2012 09:53
Saturday, 8th December, 7.30pm:
"Tortoise in Love". A feel-good film, this romantic comedy is about Tom, a gardener who moves at a lethargic pace when it comes to love. But when he falls insatiably for gorgeous Polish au pair Anya, the entire village gives him the push he needs to win her heart. This was a truly homegrown film effort, in which most of the population of an Oxfordshire village was involved. Young mums helped with the sales and publicity, retirees provided the drivers and props, the WI organised the catering, and all the cast and crew were lodged in the village for the duration of the shoot.
Quiz and refreshments from 7pm.  Tickets £5 on the door, further information from David Crapper 01748 886325.