Service for Sunday the 11th of April

                                                                 A Service honouring the late Prince Philip.

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Walks for April.
The start of easing of lockdown rules means that, as long as nothing changes, walking in groups of up to 6 people is allowed from March 29th. Social distancing within groups, and no mixing of groups at any point on the walk must be adhered to.
The walks cancelled in January have now been planned for April.
Booking will be required with Alison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Please note that all walks start at 09:30 from the start of the route. New members will be very welcome.

Thursday the 8th of April

We start from Bentham Bridge, with roadside parking, for a 9 mile walk with David and Sheila, 61838. From the bridge we go via Moulterbeck Farm and High Bottom onto Birkwith Lane. We follow the lane the towards Oakhead then on to Maiden Bridge then to Foss Bank and pass Lanshaw to get onto the moor. Once on the moor we make our way up Petersbottom Lane to the Shooting Box and on to The Standard on Burn Moor. Our return back off the moor follows a fence then lines of grouse butts to get to Holly Tree and on our way back to the bridge the section over the moor will probably be boggy.

Sunday 18th

Colin and Alison's walk of 5 miles starts from the car park on the main street in the centre of Sedbergh (although street parking can be found on the lower parallel road to Garsdale, before & around Westwood Books.) We head up to the motte and bailey castle, walk over the fells/ fields and return along the river. 07854789311

Friday 23rd

Pen-y-ghent Gill circular of 7 miles, leaders Sandra and Bryn, 07779001046. Details for parking are as follows, but do ring if you need more clarification. Leave Stainforth on the Halton Gill road (Silverdale Road, single track with passing places), keeping towards Halton Gill. Pass several cattle grids & parking places for access to the Pennine Way. After Blishmire House (and before Pen-y-Ghent House) when Pen-y-Ghent hill is obviously above on your left, there is a clear wide track off at the right. Park here on the extensive grass verge SD 855728 – avoid the track itself.

We walk for a short time along this road before picking up the Silverdale road footpath and crossing Lockley Beck. The path continues above the line of the Gill, below Pen-y-Ghent House farm, with views across the fell. We emerge briefly onto the road again before picking up the path below a limestone scar and following down to Nether Hesleden, crossing the bridge, and continuing to the New bridge on the River Skirfair. We will not go down into Litton itself. From the bridge, we turn to pick up the wide & walled track back more steeply onto the lower slopes of Cow Close fell before the track flattens out to give (hopefully) good views of Halton Gill village, the limestone scar of the morning and, finally, Pen-y-ghent itself, as we cross Dawson close & return to the cars.

Friday 30th

Robert 41452 will lead a 6.5 mile walk from Settle. Parking will be on the road by the Sidings Industrial Estate at the back of the station. We walk through Settle, up Castleberg Hill and on to Attermire Scar, past Sugar Loaf, down Lambert Lane track and back to Settle via Cleatop Park & Lodge Lane.

Be sure to contact Alison on the link above before setting off to the start point.


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From Bentham Surgery:
If you receive an invite for a Covid vaccination via letter- this has not come from us. SML Covid
You can follow the instructions on the letter and book a vaccine at one of the vaccination sites
on offer and we understand these are in Lancaster, Morecambe or Kendal.
Please do not ring the surgery to book from a letter invite.
These letters seem to be going out from a central source and we have not been informed who these are going out to.
All the invites from us at the surgery will be via a text or a phone call and the appointment will be in Kirkby Lonsdale.
If you have received a letter but wish to attend Kirkby instead, you will need to wait we have invited you, but again please do not ring the surgery to enquire when this may be. We WILL contact you as soon as we can.
We are currently awaiting an allocation of vaccines to enable us to continue booking 1st vaccines, but have not yet been told when this may be. Thank you for your patience.
Friday takeaway is back !
Free HOT meal, plus pudding !
Fridays 4:30pm at the Youth Cafe.
Contact us at the Cafe. 

 ALSO: Pop up Pantry on
Wednesday and Saturday 10am until 12 Noon.
All welcombe


                                                        Bentham Youth Cafe. Across from the  Spar.
                                                        We have a wide range of essentials for everyone.
                                           Food, Cleaning, Hygene, Games, Crafts, Baking, Books and Masks.
                                          Please come along and Bring what you can and Take what you need.
                                              If you cant get to us, Give us a call on 61752 or 07528 572 072
                                                                            and we will arrange a drop off.




There is an email going round about covid vaccinations,  It is a Scam.  Please spread the word.

Scam Warning
 COVID 19 Updated: 11th Jan 21.  From North Yorkshire County Council.   

These are unprecedented times and we recognise that going into a third national lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic will be very difficult for many of you. We are sending you this email to help you to understand what this means for us all in North Yorkshire, and to make sure you know what support is available. We also want you to know that no-one in North Yorkshire should feel alone.


What is the current risk?

The new variant of the virus moves between people much more easily. A small amount of exposure can lead to infection. We know that people mixing inside homes has been a key way in which the virus transfers, so please play your part and do not meet other people inside. Infection rates have been rising very quickly in many areas of North Yorkshire, regardless of how rural the communities are. It is important to remember that one in three people with Covid has no symptoms and can be spreading it without knowing.


Sent to us by Carolyne Lobb from Bentham Moving Foward:

Well Bentham Moving Forward has now managed to achieve around 25-30 volunteers who responded to our ads for roles such as social media writer, gardeners, drivers, committee members and befriending services over the last few months.

We consider this a great success and that is because of you!

After all our moto is, The best gift is you! And that's certainly true don't you think!

You have helped the likes of Bentham Allotments, Age UK, Bentham Older People Together, Bentham Community Link Cafe, Goodenber Play Association and Bentham Dementia group to name just a few! Thank you Bentham for your support x



                                                             Fancy a committee role right here in Bentham ?

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Goodenber Play Association Area are in need of NEW members and it could be YOU they are after!
So if you have children who may want to use the facilities or just want to help out with the running of the play area and to keep it going within our community, then please do read on!


The Herbert Protocol is a form that contains vital information about the missing person.

The form is filled in by the person with Dementia, their family or carers. The completed form should be kept safely by carers, family or friends, but where it can be found quickly in the unfortunate event of the person going missing. The police will only ever ask for the form if the person is reported missing.
For more information click HERE.

LM college14 There is a free bus service for students travelling to the Lancaster and Morecambe college,  Starting in Settle with pick ups in :

Settle - Austwick - Clapham - Ingleton - Burton In Lonsdale - Bentham - Wennington - Wray - Hornby - Brookhouse - Caton

For more information and times, use the link  Or call 0800 306 306.

BenMovFwd1imageBentham Moving Forward:

Imagine learning a NEW SKILL for FREE right here in BENTHAM? See yourself gardening? What about developing some supervising skills? Admin skills? Catering? Retail? Maintenance? Public speaking? Computers? Or how about giving the odd hour to help out working with younger people? Older people? Pet care? Driving? Fund raising?


It may be for a future job role, a fresh start, a change of direction in life or maybe just something to keep you busy. Or to socialise and meet new Bentham folk! So please do get in touch whatever the reason.

Bentham Moving Forward matches local volunteers with local organisations in need of help’.


Contact: Carolyne Lobb  (Bentham Moving Forward Development Worker) Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Mob: 07971 720121  

Tel: 015242 62512

Here it is – The Co-op Throw Away Friday!  
The Co-op Throw Away Friday is starting right here in Bentham throwAwayFridaycoop
with a brand new neighbourhood pilot scheme!
Every last Friday in the month, we are encouraging Bentham
folk to leave out any tins of food they don’t want or need
and they will be collected for the Pop Up Pantry.
The PUP serves Bentham and the surrounding Ingleborough area. It is being piloted in one or two streets first and then hoping to be rolled out across
the whole village.
So what do we need to do? Simple – Leave out any unwanted tins on your door step, either Thursday night or early Friday morning (on the last Friday of each month!) and a neighbour who lives on your street will collect them for you.

The Government has announced that from Thursday Sept 24, venues including hospitality, leisure & tourism and close contact services, will be legally required to display an official NHS QR code poster. The new NHS COVID19 app will launch the same day. 
You can create and download a poster for your business here:
More info is on our website here, including details of how we can help if your business needs assistance with printing:
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