February 9, 2015

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safari 2015

Hello and welcome to your 2015 Safari Supper invitation.

By overwhelming demand, we once again head overseas for our most popular village event. Bigger and better than ever. And we want you to take part. Numbers are strictly limited so please, please, please book in as soon as you can. Info attached.

THORNTON IN CRAVEN’S GLOBAL SAFARI SUPPER
Saturday 25th April 2015
Each course has a total of eight to feed. Keep it simple, it’s supposed to be fun.
(As in recent years, we have a maximum of 32 couples taking part).
Saturday 25th April. We all meet at the Village Hall at 6.45 pm PROMPT. You will
be given instructions on where in the World you go for your supper. (e.g. You could
be a taking a Cruise Liner to Church Road for delicious Hong Kong Dim Sum, The
Eurostar to Thornton Manor Court for a French Onion Soup. Maybe even a Lear Jet
to a Booth Bridge hacienda for Nachos in the heat of Mexico City).
Please note that people doing starters need not meet, just be ready for your 6
guests to arrive at 7.00pm
Only when the starters are finished will the host open their envelope to reveal
where everyone goes for their next course. Of course if you are doing fish you will
know you have to get home to receive your 6 different guests. You will be expected
to be at your fish course for 7.50pm
The same will happen for the main course and you will be expected to arrive there
at 8.40pm
You will have a bit more time to chew over the main course and will be expected to
arrive for dessert at 9.40pm
Remember, you will only know where your next course is as each course is completed.
Expect to drive to some of your courses but hopefully you will be in ever decreasing
circles to arrive at the Village Hall for the finale party 10.30 till 11.30ish
Recap:
Meet 6.45 prompt
Starter 7.00
Fish 7.50
Main 8.40
Dessert 9.40
Party 10.30
Yes you’ve guessed it; the meals will be from many exotic and fascinating
destinations of the world. Where will yours be? Wait and see..…
Maps, directions and visas to assist will be provided. Also, more information will be
sent to you as and when it becomes available.
Book early!
Any questions, please ask
Phil & Debbie x
(07831 700608 & pbowdler@aol.com)

February 9, 2015

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THORNTON IN CRAVEN PARISH COUNCIL

There is a vacancy for one new Parish Council Member.

The Parish Council would like to invite applications for this interesting and rewarding position from people who work or reside in the Parish, who are interested in serving the community and who care about what happens in Thornton.

You will need to be able to attend the Parish Council meetings, held on the first Wednesday of each month.

Enthusiasm and commitment are more important than experience.

For further information please contact the Clerk, Jane Killeen on 01282 863174

email to clerk@thorntonincraven.co.uk

November 27, 2014

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Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust Invitation to a project to get 11-24 years old to become involved in “our environment our future”

Click link for details  OEOF 3 dec invite

October 16, 2014

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Tuesday Crafters 

meet in the village hall every other Tuesday from

7.30pm until 9.30pm.

 The aim is to enable everyone to learn new or brush up current handicraft skills of all varieties which others may be proficient in.

Each session is dedicated to a different craft skill with the option of readdressing it at a later date.

Projects so far have included crochet, felt making, card making, Christmas decorations and a decorated Christmas tree made from a paperback book.

Knitting and box decorating are on the agenda for January 2015

If you have handicraft skills which you would like to share  or are interested in any other handicrafts please come along and join us.

A donation of £2.00 each session would be welcome.

This will help towards driving the project forward, hire of the Village Hall and the purchase of refreshments and something delicious to eat, probably homemade.

So why not come and give it a try.

Everyone is welcome

For further details contact Julie Parish 01282 842322 or Christine MacIntyre 01282 842738

October 10, 2014

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Hi Y’all

Tis the end of summer methinks…time to think of autumn and winter stuff.

Well, first off it’s our traditional village bonfire.

As ever, we need help, and wood. Help in the form of building the bonfire on

Sunday 2nd November. Cooking, serving and stewarding are always needed

Let me know if you are able to contribute (please).

See events page for more details

Please let me know your numbers if you are attending. It does really help us.

No personal fireworks or sparklers please.

 

Cheers

Phil & all of us in the village social gang

 

 

 

June 25, 2014

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Information for you relating to the safety camera deployment on the A56 in Thornton in Craven.

Date Month Site Type Site Name Area Time on Time off Total Time SAC Cond Offer RFS
22/04/2013 April KSI A56 Thornton in Craven Craven 12:30 13:22 0:52:00 1 0 0
23/04/2013 April KSI A56 Thornton in Craven Craven 17:21 17:51 0:30:00 2 0 0
28/04/2013 April KSI A56 Thornton in Craven Craven 19:15 20:15 1:00:00 5 0 0
02/05/2013 May KSI A56 Thornton in Craven Craven 19:08 20:08 1:00:00 3 0 0
03/05/2013 May KSI A56 Thornton in Craven Craven 08:05 09:05 1:00:00 0 0 0
08/05/2013 May KSI A56 Thornton in Craven Craven 16:30 17:30 1:00:00 2 0 0
11/05/2013 May KSI A56 Thornton in Craven Craven 07:55 08:55 1:00:00 4 0 0
13/05/2013 May KSI A56 Thornton in Craven Craven 09:04 10:04 1:00:00 1 0 0
16/05/2013 May KSI A56 Thornton in Craven Craven 18:35 19:35 1:00:00 2 0 0
23/05/2013 May KSI A56 Thornton in Craven Craven 09:20 10:50 1:30:00 1 0 0

 

Here is the key to the spreadsheet so it will hopefully make sense, as you can see all offences identified by the camera were suitable for being dealt with by attendance at a speed awareness course which means they were in the lowest speed bracket above the signposted speed limit.

  • Site type – EX  – Exceptional sites. Sites identified through the speed management protocol as being of community concern.
  • Site type – MC – Route used by motorcycles that has a high incidence of collisions and anti social behaviour.
  • Site type – KSI – Sites where people have been killed or seriously injured and where excess or inappropriate speed has been deemed to be a factor.
  • Site Name – Road name and place where the camera was located .
  • Area – Local council district area.
  • Time on – The time the safety camera began recording.
  • Time off – The time the safety camera finished recording.
  • Total time – The time the safety camera van was at a location.
  • RFS – High end offender who will be summonsed directly to court.
  • Cond Offer – A violation that can be dealt with by way of a £100 fixed fine and 3 penalty points.
  • SAC – A violation that can be dealt with by the attendance at a speed awareness education course.

The van doesn’t appear to have been at this location in 2014 but I’ve emailed the officer responsible for deployment of it regarding their policy and if it would be in order for it to visit the centre of the village where residents felt there was a greater risk of serious accidents due to an increased number of pedestrians/vehicles joining the carriageway from side roads.

March 14, 2014

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The Village Hall Management Committee would like to invite all residents to their Annual General Meeting at 7:00pm on Tuesday March the 25th at the Village Hall. Please come along to provide support and meet the committee.

December 23, 2013

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There has been a lot of discussion about the proposed Colne – Foulridge Bypass and it impact on Thornton in Craven as well as Earby and Kelbrook. There are a few comments than have been emailed to the  website site and along with contact details local councillors and authority’s if you like to put your point across

Highways Director David Bowe NYCC  david.bowe@northyorks.gov.uk  

Julian Smith MP  julian.smith.mp@parliament.uk

Highways Executive member Gareth Dadd NYCC (cllr.gareth.dadd@northyorks.gov.uk)

Team Leader Transport Planning NYCC  Andrew.Bainbridge@northyorks.gov.uk

Dear Julian Smith

Proposed bypass M65 to Foulridge

I have just read in the Craven Herald that there has been no consultation between Lancashire County Council and North Yorkshire County Council regarding the proposed bypass.  Obviously, Lancashire are going to dump their problem on to us.I know that Andrew Stephenson MP for Pendle is involved in all this and, like you, is a supporter of the Rail Enthusiasts SELRAP.

I live in Thornton in Craven and strongly disagree with the proposed bypass unless North Yorkshire County Council agree to extend it to bypass Kelbrook, Earby and Thornton in Craven.  If they don’t it is just shifting the problem but making it much worse.  What will happen when the traffic reaches Wysick if SELRAP have their way.  If there are two trains per hour, the A56 will be closed for nearly 30 minutes and the build up of traffic will be much worse that it is now at Cross Hills.  At the level crossing at Cross Hills there are two alternative routes i.e. the Keighley bypass and the small road leading into Cross Hills, but this lot will have nowhere to go.

Dear Mr Bowe,

I am forwarding the email I have written to Mr Julian Smith which is self explanatory.

I am sure North Yorkshire County Council will think that this is ‘not a good idea’ as the A56 is the main road between Yorkshire and Lancashire and is not suitable for any more traffic.  If the bypass ends at Foulridge, it seems obvious to me that a lot of extra traffic, that usually goes on to Cross Hills, will also pass our way.  Our road was made for horse and carts and carriages not the huge wagons that use it today.

 

Dear Mr Smith,

Re Selrap

I have been a Tory Voter all my life and when David Cameron came to Barnoldswick I was lucky enough to be included in the audience.One of the issues raised was by the above organisation regarding the opening of the railway between Colne and Skipton and I would be very grateful if you would let my following views be known to them if every you attend any of their meetings at Herriots.As you are aware these people have many supporters from far and wide but I wonder how many of them are well acquainted with the area and the impact such a project would have on the lives of the people from Foulridge, Kelbrook, Sough, Earby and Thornton in Craven.
The A56 is the main road from Yorkshire into Lancashire and is a motorway by stealth as much of the traffic using the road is heading to or from the M65 motorway.  I have lived in Thornton in Craven for 30 years and during that time the road traffic obviously, as everywhere, has increased beyond your imagination but we have to live with it.
At Cameron Direct I approached the men from Selrap and invited them to my home for  breakfast during the summer months from 6.00 am to let them see for themselves the volume of traffic and the noise and to let them see that I could never have a window open even in the hottest weather.  They were not interested as they are all Rail Enthusiasts and didn’t seem to have much common sense or interest in how it would be to have a railway line at the back of your property and a motorway by stealth at the front in all the villages on the A56.

Reply from David Bowe  NYCC  –  Ref Lancashire County Council A56 Colne / Foulridge Bypass

Thank you for your e mail of 10 December 2013 and the copy of the e mail you sent to Julian Smith MP.

It is unfortunate that, in the light of its potential impact on communities in North Yorkshire, Lancashire County Council (LCC) did not discuss the bypass proposals with North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) prior to launching the public consultation. However, NYCC have expressed their disappointment with this oversight and have received the assurance of LCC that in future they will work closely with us on this matter.

Clearly the proposed bypass of Colne and Foulridge does have the potential to have an impact on traffic in North Yorkshire possibly diverting traffic away from the communities of Cowling, Glusburn and Crosshills and on the A56 through Thornton in Craven and this is a matter of concern for the County Council. At this stage LCC have not assessed this potential impact and NYCC will therefore be pressing them to do so before the bypass proposals are developed any further.

The details of the consultation on the bypass and its potential implications on North Yorkshire were discussed by local County Councillors at a meeting of the Craven Area Committee on 12 December 2013 and they agreed to set up a small working group of local County Councillors to work with Lancashire County Council to ensure that all the issues around cross Pennine traffic on the A56 and A6068, including the Colne / Foulridge bypass proposals, are properly considered by both County Councils.

Funding for major bypasses such as Thornton in Craven is provided by central Government. Earlier this year the County Council reviewed all the potential bypass schemes in the County, including Thornton in Craven, to assess whether they would meet the criteria for attracting this Government funding. Based on the timeframes for completion of a bypass and the criteria to attract this Government funding it is highly unlikely that we will be able to provide a bypass of Thornton in Craven in the period to 2021.

With regards to the possibility of bypasses of Kelbrook and Earby these communities lie in Lancashire and as such it would be for Lancashire County Council to consider them.

Any proposals by SELRAP to re-open the Skipton – Colne railway are a separate, through related, matter however this would not stop the provision of a Thornton in Craven bypass in the future. Additionally any re-opening of the railway or new bypass would have to provide bridges for the railway rather than level crossings.

Yours sincerely

David Bowe

Reply from Andrew Bainbridge Team Leader Transport Planning NYCC  

The County Council are aware of the proposals for the A56 Colne / Foulridge Bypass included in Lancashire County Councils consultation on the East Lancashire Highway and Transport Masterplan. The details of the consultation on the bypass and its potential implications on North Yorkshire were discussed by local County Councillors at a meeting of the Craven Area Committee on 12 December 2013.

Clearly the proposed bypass of Colne and Foulridge does have the potential to have an impact on traffic in North Yorkshire possibly diverting traffic away from the communities of Cowling, Glusburn and Crosshills and on to the A56 through Thornton in Craven and this is a matter of concern for the County Council. At this stage LCC have not assessed this potential impact and NYCC will therefore be pressing them to do so before the bypass proposals are developed any further.

The Craven Area Committee on 12 December 2013 therefore agreed to set up a small working group of local County Councillors to work with Lancashire County Council to ensure that all the issues around cross Pennine traffic on the A56 and A6068, including the Colne / Foulridge bypass proposals, are properly considered by both County Councils.

Funding for major bypasses such as Thornton in Craven is provided by central Government. Earlier this year the County Council reviewed all the potential bypass schemes in the County, including Thornton in Craven, to assess whether they would meet the criteria for attracting this Government funding. Based on the timeframes for completion of a bypass and the criteria to attract this Government funding it is highly unlikely that we will be able to provide a bypass of Thornton in Craven in the period to 2021.

November 13, 2013

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The Parish Council would like to draw your attention to the proposal by Lancashire County Council to build a bypass from the M65 to Foulridge

There is a lengthy document on the Lancashire County Council website entitled “East Lancashire Highways and Transport Masterplan” which may be of interest. The routes are on the bottom right hand side of this page and the questionnaire is near the top.

Click the link to find out more http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=5489&pageid=43429&e=e

“The Routes 
Red and Pink routes are precluded.
Brown  £ M34/       Blue   £ M38/    Purple  £ M25/     Green   £M71.

 The Brown Route is the preferred option. The brown route starts from a new junction on the M65 between junctions 13/14 approximately 500 meters west of the terminal roundabout, this avoids any conflict with the railway track bed at Vivary Way.This route then follows the railway track bed to a new junction on the A56. Most of this route is already protected for highway development. 

The preferred option would cost 40M and terminate north of Foulridge and would be completed 2021/22

If the M65 to Foulridge road is constructed it would be essential to obtain the 25M required for the next stage to by-pass Kelbrook and Earby.” Quote from LLC documents

 Thornton in Craven Parish Councils view is:

If a bypass is to be built then it should also include Kelbrook, Earby and Thornton rather than dumping all the traffic at Foulridge. Our concern is that potentially the heavy traffic that presently goes through Cowling/Crosshills could end up coming our way increasing what is already busy road.

We would urge you to read the documents and complete the questionnaire before the closing Date 6th December 2013.

There is a consultation/exhibition event on the proposed A56 bypass taking place at Colne Library on Wednesday 20 November between 11:00am – 7:00pm.

October 22, 2013

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We have a new village website and the Parish Council are looking for help to keep it updated.
We are looking for volunteers from each group/body/organization in the village to have a section on the site and for them to keep it updated.
We also need volunteers to develop other areas of the site such as adding events, pictures, news items etc
The website is operated using wordpress so you do not need any software. You would need an hours training to get to know how to log on and the general operating system and then you will be away designing web pages!

The Parish Council is holding a training evening in the village hallTuesday 22rd Oct at 7.30pm for interested parties

Just come along and join us.