At the YDNPA planning committee meeting in August it was decided that the decision to impose a local occupancy legal agreement on Croft House in Skyreholme in 1990 was fair – even though in 1985 planning permission was given for a similar house in that village without any such legal agreement.
The planning committee also decided that Michael and Elaine Webster should be given three months to apply for planning permission for the water-proofing work being carried out on Garris House in Gayle. If they don’t make an application in that time enforcement proceedings will commence.
Daniel Grimwood presented a brilliant and beautiful piano concert at Aysgarth church on August 11. But an event during the concert highlighted the need to retain the A&E service at Darlington Memporial Hospital.
As a community first responder I am very aware of how long we often have to wait for an ambulance – and that will increase if there isn’t an A&E service at Darlington Memorial Hospital.
“This news is so bad I simply do not believe it,” was Cllr John Blackie’s response to a NHS programme which could include the option of moving all A&E services to the James Cook University Hospital at Middlesbrough or the University Hospital of North Durham. Both are 60 miles away from Hawes.
For more information see the two posts on A&E Services in the Upper Dales.
Concert at Aysgarth church
August 25 – Vacation Chamber Orchestra concert from 7.30pm to 9.45pm with music by Rossini, Mendelssohn, Stravinsky and Beethoven. Tickets cost £10 (under 18s free) at the door from 7pm. For more details see www.vaco.net.
For details of services in the Penhill Benefice in mid Wensleydale at St Andrew’s, Aysgarth; St Bartholomew’s, West Witton; St Margaret’s, Preston under Scar; St Mary’s, Redmire; and St Oswald’s, Castle Bolton and the Mission Room at Thornton Rust see Penhill Benefice. The Remembrance Display at St Andrew’s church continues and for more about those from Wensleydale who were affected by the 1st World War see In Remembrance.
I also enjoy attending Quaker meetings with my partner, David. Those at Bainbridge Friends Meeting House are at 10.30am on Sundays, except for the last Sunday in the month when they are 10.45am at Countersett Friends Meeting House.