Newton le Willows & Patrick Brompton

Newsletter Issue 149, June 2024
Articles are updated in-line with newsletter distribution or on receipt by webmaster.
Page updated 21 June 2024
Newton-le-Willows would like to welcome the following new residents:

     Meg and James at Grassington

Samantha, James and Family at The Manor House

   Thank you, to Steve Coombs who has decided to step back from delivering the Newton News, having done so for
   many years.

   If anyone would be willing to pick up Steve’s round (approximately two dozen houses from the Station Road Bridge
   up to, but not including, Aysgarth School) please get in touch with one of the editors.

Additional information regarding the Magician Tom Bolton can be found here

P.I.N. future performances - Save the Dates

Friday, September 13 2024 - Jez Lowe, legendary singer/songwriter

Saturday, October 19 2024 - Northumberland Theatre Company's "Sherlock Holmes"

More details, when available, will be published on the P.I.N web pages here

Choir Cream Tea

   Following on from the successful and much enjoyed event last year, Newton le Willows Choir invite you to join
   them for cream tea and songs 
on Sunday 7th July between 2:30 and 4:00pm at Newton le Willows Village Hall.

   The choir will be singing an eclectic mix of music covering the last 80 years and remembering the bravery of the   
   men and women involved in the D Day landings. All are welcome and no need to book.

Newton-le-Willows Calendar 2025

     The theme for the Newton le Willows 2025 calendar will be wild flowers, fungi and fruit, taken in and around the       village. Theres no need to be an expert photographer, just grab your phone and shoot!

     All residents are welcome 
to submit photos for inclusion in the calendar and there is no age limit so please 
     encourage children to take part.

     A call will go out for your pics in September 2024. Until then, happy snapping!

Village Hall News

  We are working on quotes for the leaking flat roofs; getting these repaired thoroughly is a major goal this year.

  The kitchen door sticking is a long-standing problem that has led to it being kicked or shoulder-charged, which
  has damaged it. If things go to plan, it will soon be repaired and eased. Meanwhile, if you are trying to open it,
  please apply pressure to the stronger outer frame rather than to the weaker beaded panels.

  Don Brown is working on bringing back quoits to the village after a gap of around 40 years. A suitable area has
  been identified and Don has marked out the first two pitches at the edge of the car park. He has been working
  with donated materials, but requests anyone who has spare steel piquets, flagstones or 4” x 2” lengths of timber
  to contact him on 01677 450895. He’s also looking for quoits. Does anyone know someone with some they
  don't use?

  We are of course looking for grants to help with repairs and maintenance, and with the quoits pitch.
  Fundraising ideas and offers are always welcome.

Regular activities at the Village Hall include:

Arts & Crafternoon: Tuesdays 2.00 – 4.00 pm

Table Tennis:  Wednesdays 5.30 - 6.30 pm

Choir: Thursdays 7.30 - 9 pm except first Thursday

WI: First Thursday of the month, 7.30 pm

U3A Guitar: alternate Mondays, 10 - 11.30 am


Newton Newts

     The March gathering of Newton Newts was held at Tykesfold, Station Road. Twenty-five people attended,
     sampling six wines from around the world and a wide selection of nibbles. The theme was the Paris Olympics
     and the winning wine, representing the Americas,  was a Trapiche Vineyards Malbec from Argentina (Majestic           Wines).

    The next meeting of Newton Newts will be held at Phoenix House, Bedale Road on 17 May at 7.30 pm. 

    All welcome.


     This is a reminder for residents that Newton le Willows has a defibrillator that anyone can use in an emergency.         It is located at the back of the Village Hall, near the door to the Village Hall bar.

     If you have a medical emergency, dial 999.  If necessary, the operator will instruct you to send someone to get         the defibrillator and will give you the code to enter into the number pad on the box.  Once the box is open, you         can access the defibrillator and take it to the patient.  The operator will guide you through what you need to do -       you will not be alone.  Upon activation, the defibrillator also gives clear, spoken instructions for each step you           need to take.

Bringing It Home: Quoits Returns to Newton le Willows!

     Donations of materials, cash (including a £200 Parish Council grant), machinery, time and labour have been made by many               people. Thanks to all of you who have helped so far.

     PROGRESS: When Village Hall Trustees backed the construction of a quoits pitch on part of the car park at their January
     meeting, Don Brown set to work. Despite the wet spring, his persistence meant that clay pits, with temporary safety stops in
     place, were ready to be tested on the first Tuesday in April. About 20 people gathered to watch or play, under the eye of Mick
     Poulter who came to instruct and give tips and advice. It was challenging but good fun, with both sexes taking part and an age
     range of probably around 60 years. The inclusive nature of the game means there is the possibility of some grant money
     arriving later in the year, but the speed with which the pitch has been built has overtaken bureaucratic processes.

     Newton le Willows is now a member of the Lower Dales Quoits League ( Another couple of
     inexperienced teams have recently joined its Second Division (basically socially and fun orientated), which could mean Newton
     doesn’t end up with the ‘wooden spoon’. Practice nights will generally be on Tuesday and Friday evenings, weather permitting.
     Andy Newton has agreed to advise new players on Friday evenings.

     GOING FORWARD: Don is acting as non-playing captain until a meeting can be held to establish a Village Hall Quoits Club with
     a steering group to determine main objectives and deal with ‘League things’. Although his priority is finishing the pits, Don will
     get together a Newton le Willows team ready for the first one or two League games. His phone number is 01677 450895.

     Matches are held on Wednesdays, with a 7 pm start. The first home fixture is on 8 May. Match dates are:

17 April: vs Crakehall, 24 April: vs Fearby, 1 May: vs Hackforth, 8 May: HOME, vs Kirklington

     WHAT ELSE? Most quoits teams are pub-based, and it would be good if the Village Room Bar could be open on match and
     practice nights. But to achieve that, more helpers are needed. If you have time to pull a pint, please contact Chris Audritt on
     01677 450982. You will be supporting the maintenance of the Hall – the kernel of our social lives. 


     Help with energy costs - North Yorkshire residents can apply for a new grant to help their home become more         energy efficient.

     The Home Upgrade Grant phase 2 (HUG2) is available to help homes that are not on mains gas and have poor         quality insulation and inefficient heating systems.

     The grant can be used for improvements such as insulation and solar panels to air source heat pumps and               smart heating controls.  These will help you to save money on your energy bills and reduce greenhouse gas             emissions.

     To qualify for the new scheme, residents must have a household income of £31,000 or less and/or meet other           eligibility checks. Properties must also be technically suitable for the measures available in the scheme and have       a low energy efficiency rating (between D and G on an energy performance certificate).

     Private rented properties are eligible to apply although landlords must contribute at least a third of the total cost       of the upgrade.

     To check whether you qualify go to and search for: “Are you eligible for an energy
     efficiency grant

Thermal Imaging Camera

     The C.C.G has its own easy to use Thermal Imaging Camera available for anyone in the village to borrow. It is         available to people living in the village, for a nominal deposit of £10 (returnable) and can be kept for up to 48         hours. 

     If you are interested in borrowing the camera for scanning your house, either inside or out, or would like more         information please contact Don or Jean Brown 01677 450895.

Crakehall Filling Station & Shop

     The shop at Crakehall Filling Station has extended it's opening times and is now open Mon - Fri 7 am to 7 pm
     and Sat & Sun 8 am to 6 pm.

     The filling station is open 24/7 taking card payments only at the external pump terminal.

     The shop sells a variety of items, has a National Lottery terminal and Costa coffee vending machine.

Parking at Bedale Co-op

     A resident has reported that car parking at the rear of Bedale Co-op is now time limited to one hour only.  Don’t       get caught out as cameras are in operation!  On the plus side, there are usually lots of spaces!

Rock House Farm Shop

  On Saturday 10th February we will have some fresh beef available in the shop. This is in addition to our
  normal pop-up shops on the first Saturday of each month.

  Please follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see what events are happening on the farm and in the Farm Shop.

Instagram - @rockhouse_farm 

Facebook - @rockhousemeats

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