Upcoming Events in Craven


Fiona Protheroe

Craven’s Climate Emergency Officer

Towards Carbon Neutral Churches in Craven have a display in Skipton library until 25 November.  It will then go on tour!  It will be in the libraries in Bentham (Dec), Ingleton (Jan) and Embsay (Feb).  www.stmaryembsay.org.uk/churches-in-craven-carbon-neutral/  This initiative comes from the NYCC Libraries Beyond Carbon Group

Friends of the Dales Talk: Rural Bus Services in the 21st Century – challenges and opportunities, Wednesday 16 November 2022, 4.30pm  Kevin Armstrong, will talk about how Dalesbus came into being and of the challenges and opportunities facing it and other rural bus services at a time of funding cuts, fuel price rises and a need for improvements in ‘greener’ travel. This talk is free for all to join. Events – Friends of the Dales

Cononley’s Cleaner, Greener group are hosting a coffee morning on Saturday 19 November in the morning at the village institute to talk about waste management – encourage recycling, composting, reducing waste etc. They have their own community freecycle group which is really effective, the village shop is great for refills, and we also support the Great British Clean up campaign every year. Continue reading “Upcoming Events in Craven”

Ashfield car park gets powered up

Barry White

Electrical vehicle rapid charging points are now operating in Settle’s Ashfield Car Park. They were installed by Craven District Council and after some delays, down to technical reasons, one unit came operational this week. They should prove a great boost for local tourism. Until now Settle’s nearest electrical vehicle charging point was the Genie Point Charging Station at The Courtyard on the A65 (BD24 9JY).

Meanwhile the government has announced plans to increase the number of electrical vehicle charging points to 300,000 by 2030. The UK currently has 30,000 public electric vehicle charging points (more at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-60863974.)

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Photo: Ray Hill.

Green Café meeting discusses cutting carbon use

Barry White

Reducing our carbon dependency was discussed at our well-attended Green Café meeting on Saturday 12 March in Settle’s Victoria Hall. With the main focus on energy and transport there were a range of stalls and displays from groups including Settle Town and Craven District Councils, Settle  Hydro, Settle Pool, St John’s Methodist Church Eco Group, Friends of Settle Carlisle Railway, Northern Rail and Dales Bus.

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