Newton le Willows & Patrick Brompton

Newsletter Issue 147, February 2024
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Page updated 18 February 2024



                  P.I.N - DARIA KULESH -         Friday 23 February 2024

                                                                   Door/Bar opens 6-45pm, performance starts 7-30pm.

                            Quiz Night - Sat 02 March - All welcome. Bar open from 7pm. Quiz starts at 8pm.

                                                                Not too ‘high-brow’ - there will be questions on everything - from
                                                                    music, TV, current affairs, sport, films, etc. - suitable for everyone. 

                                                                     Teams of 6 adults maximum (kids under 16s can come free/extra).

                                                                     If you haven’t got a ‘team’, don’t worry, there are usually people in
                                                                     the same boat, so groups can be formed on the night.

                                                                     £1 per player - Please bring cash for entry fee.

                                                                     Doors and Village Hall Bar opens at 7:30pm.

                  Live Music in Newton - UNION - Saturday 06th April 2024

                                                                   Door/Bar open 7-00pm, performance starts 8pm-ish.


     February 2024

               Sat 17th     Coffee Morning supporting the Village Show.                            10am - 12pm

               Sat 24th     Pop up cafe supporting Breast Cancer Now.                              10am - 4pm

     March 2024

               Sat 16th     Coffee Morning supporting Hunton & Arrathorne School.           10am - 12pm


The Village Hall is the social hub of the village and you’ve only got to look at the diary of events in the Newton News to see the wide variety of things going on in the Hall - everything from Live Music to quizzes and travelling theatre productions.

At all these events the Village Bar is open. It provides a major source of income for the Hall. That income helps to maintain and improve the Hall facilities. Many of you will have used the bar at these events but the bar is also open on a regular basis at weekends.

It is a great way to meet fellow residents and socialise; a place to bring family and friends or just come in for a quiet drink. It’s just like having a village social club. Everyone is very welcome and we need your support.

The bar, which is in the Green Room in the Village Hall, offers a wide range of drinks from draught Theakston’s and Estrella lager to a selection of wines and soft drinks - all at reasonable prices. It is staffed and run entirely by volunteers.

The opening dates are published in the Newton News diary of events, displayed in the bus shelter or just keep an eye out for the existing signs in the village.

We really look forward to seeing you there.

Green Room Bar Opening Dates - 2024

February     17th, 24th                     7pm - 11pm

March          2nd, 16th, 30th             7pm - 11pm

April            6th                               7pm - 11pm

Village Hall News

  The Green Room floor has been repaired and new entrance carpeting laid. 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


                                                  Pop Up Cafe

 With our nearest cafes in Bedale, why not try out our Pop-Up Café?

 We will be serving morning tea and coffee with light lunches, cake and afternoon   cream teas, all homemade and at very reasonable prices in the Green Room   within the Village Hall on Saturday 24th February 2024 from 10am to 4pm in         support of Breast Cancer Now.

Newton Newts

   The last meeting of the Newton Newts took place on 19th January. The winning wine was a Jammy Red Shiraz
   from Aldi (£5.99). Most of the other wines were from Crakehall Garage and were much appreciated.

   The next Newts will be held at the Chris & Helen Audritt’s (Tykes Fold, Station Road) on Friday 22nd March at         7.30pm.

   All  welcome, please bring nibbles.

Newton Santa Drive

  We are delighted to say that the Newton Santa Drive held on 16th December raised a fantastic £6,500! The
  money raised will be split between Cardiac Risk in the Young and The UK Sepsis Trust in memory of Milla Irvine
  and Hannah Brown. 

  All involved would like to say a huge thank you to everyone in the village who supported this year’s event.
  In particular, thanks go to our sponsors: Akebar Park and Heck! and to the fantastic team at Newton-le-Willows
  Village Hall and The Green Room.


  Pre-season training is in full swing for both the seniors and juniors. A huge thank you to Aysgarth School for            allowing us to use their facilities for the adults training, free of charge.  

  2024 is going to be one of the biggest seasons in the club’s history for many reasons. A new 2nds team will be          playing in Division 8 of the Nidderdale league and an overseas player will be playing for Newton Le Willows CC.          Patrick Jnr Masuku from South Africa will be here for the season, please make him feel welcome if you see him out    and about. 

  After the juniors’ success last season finishing runners up in the U9 league, we will also be running an U11's team    this season.  

Planning permission has been granted for the new pavilion.

  We are always looking for adult and junior players, volunteers to help cut the grass and roll the wicket or                  participate in the club committee. If you feel you have any time to spare for any of the roles please get in touch,      we would be very grateful. 

  We are also in need of sponsorship for the club, match day ball sponsorship or junior sponsors. Please remember,      this is your village team so please support us in any way you can and come up to Railway View to watch us play on    match days. A fixtures list will be available in the Green Room, in the bus shelter and on social media. 

  You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook. (Newton le Willows Cricket Club)

                                                                                                                       Nulli Secundus

WI Meetings

     Newton Le Willows and Patrick Brompton WI meet in the Green Room at the Village Hall on the first Thursday of       the month.

     The meeting on 7th March is our Annual General Meeting.

     On 4th April, flower arranging demonstrated by Eileen.

     The 2nd May meeting will be held at Eileen’s house in Leyburn as the Village Hall is booked for the local election.


     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.


  Open throughout the year in daylight hours, St Patrick’s church in Patrick Brompton is one of six in the Benefice
  of Lower Wensleydale and we share some services. These are shown on the list below, but all others are at
  St Patrick's.

  Our regular Sunday worship is at 9am and everyone is welcome. We have large-print service sheets and booklets,
  a wheelchair ramp and a sound system, as well as toys for children, and usually serve refreshments afterwards.

February services in St Patrick's (unless otherwise specified)

  4th:    Family Service

  11th: Prayer and Praise

  11th    Snowdrop Walk around Hornby Castle, 1-5pm, with tea and cake at St Mary’s church.

  13th: Shrove Tuesday - ‘Clypping’ (and Pancakes) 4pm at St Gregory’s, Crakehall

  14th: Ash Wednesday - Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes.

  10am St Gregory’s, Crakehall and 6pm St Oswald’s, Hauxwell

  18th: Holy Communion

  25th: Morning Prayer 

March services in St Patrick’s

  3rd:    Family Service

  10th: Prayer and Praise

  17th: St Patrick’s Day – Holy Communion

  24th: Palm Sunday: Morning Prayer

  31st:   Easter Sunday – Holy Communion 

  For Lent groups and information about Baptisms, Weddings, or Funerals please contact our Rector, Rev'd
  Chris  Lawton 01677 937 124 and see our Parishes’ Website

Crakehall Filling Station & Shop

   The shop at Crakehall Filling Station has re-opened. The shop’s opening times are 08:00am to 6:00pm every day.

   The filling station is still open 24/7.

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

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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