Walking Group starting July 2021

A walking group has been set up to bring people together for a local walk and then chance for a cup of tea and chat afterward.  The walk organiser Jo Loggie set the first walk for 2.00pm on Saturday 17th July round the Daffy Walk.  12 people turned out for the afternoon and it ended up being a really hot summer’s day, but with a nice breeze thankfully!

The group decided, over a cuppa, that the next walk will be held on Saturday 14th August, at the earlier time of 11.00am.  The walk will be along the railway line from the top of Blakey Bank, and then down off the moor at Esklets Crossing and back down to Church Houses by the road.  Lifts will be given for people to the top of the Bank at the beginning so there isn’t the steep hill to start!  All welcome!

For more info etc, please contact Jo Loggie.

WELCOME BACK – WE ARE OPEN!!!

As of Monday 17th May 2021, we have re-opened the Village Hall and hope to see our user groups and hirers return once more. It has been a long few months since we closed the doors, and we are pleased to be able to offer our community the use of our hall again.

Naturally, some people may feel uneasy about getting together after such a long period of lockdown, and the committee has done work to ensure it is a Covid-safe space. We have hand sanitisers in the entrance hall and by the meeting room door, a special cleaning box for users of the hall, and limits to numbers inside. We have available a full risk assessment, and ask all users to complete their own hire risk assessment and additional Covid hire conditions. All users are asked to keep contact details for people attending their activities for track and trace and we have an NHS QR poster in the entrance hall for people to use.

WELCOME BACK!!!

Village Hall – Closed again January 2021

From 31st December 2020, the Village Hall is now temporarily closed.  North Yorkshire had been moved to Tier Three under the Government’s Covid restrictions, and subsequently we are now in a further national lockdown.  Therefore all the activities we have recently been running in the Village Hall are not now possible and we are closed until further notice.

We hope that things will improve soon and that we will be able to safely re-open the Village Hall and our activities and events.

Winter Wonderland

December 2020 – Hall now Re-opened!

Since the month-long lockdown has ended, the Village Hall has re-opened from 3rd December.

We are pleased to re-start with yoga classes, and the open library sessions.  As many of the other activities are not yet allowed to take place due to restrictions, and user groups are not able to come back or don’t feel ready to, then the Hall isn’t being used as much as it has been previously.

Farndale Entertainment Committee are organising a Winter Wonderland event in place of the usual Christmas Party –  this will be for all the community, not just the children, and will be run with Covid-secure planning.

As mentioned before, I’m sure in Farndale we all as neighbours and friends will help one another if people are shielding or not well or unable to get out or just need a chat – but if anyone does need some help during the next month or so, please do get in touch and we’ll try our best to help.

Lockdown 2 – Hall closed

Just to confirm with everyone that from 5th November 2020 until 3rd December at the earliest, the Village Hall will be closed.  Government guidelines state that village halls have to close in this second lockdown period unless they are offering specific limited services such as childcare or food takeaways.

Over the past few months, we’ve had a few activities start up again, and also has some bookings at the Village Hall.  Obviously, it hasn’t been as busy as before as people are naturally worried about mixing with others too much, and some activities we’ve done before were still not allowed to take place.  It’s a shame with our lovely new building that we can’t use it as much as we’d like, and that people in the dale can’t get together as much or in the same way that we would do normally.

I’m sure in Farndale we all as neighbours and friends will help one another if people are shielding or not well or unable to get out or just need a chat – but if anyone does need some help during the next month or so, please do get in touch and we’ll try our best to help.

Macmillan fundraiser a big success!

Jasmine Ferdinando’s fundraising tea & cake event on Sunday 4th October 2020 was a big success!  Jasmine says:

Thanks to everyone for coming or donating to my Macmillan coffee afternoon. It was great seeing everyone again and was a really nice day! Thanks to everyone who also gave food as there was loads! But non got wasted!

Due to all of your kindness we managed to raise £445.25 for Macmillan!

Again thanks and will hope to do it again next year.

Farndale Calendar 2021

We’re delighted to announce that our 2021 Farndale Calendar is now available.

WE ARE BACK!

We are pleased to be slowly starting to re-start activities at the Hall from September 2020 after being closed since mid-March due to Coronavirus.

MacMillans Coffee & Tea Afternoon

MacMillans Coffee/Tea & Cakes Afternoon – 4th October 2020