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Bilton news – April 12

Coffee morning: on Saturday, April 14 in St John’s Church Hall, 10-noon in support of Water Aid. Entrance £1 includes drink and biscuit. There will be a raffle, tombola, book, cake and card stalls. Everyone welcome.

Harrogate Lions Club: recently supplied a defibrillator to the Knox Arms. A race night has been organised at the Knox tomorrow, April 15, to raise funds to purchase another unit for the local community.

Pine Street Allotments: has a few plots available to rent. For anyone tempted, this is the perfect time to take one. Because of the late spring gardeners everywhere are waiting impatiently for the soil to dry out and warm up enough to allow planting to commence. Normally this is well underway by now, but not this year. The upside of this is that anyone taking on a plot now will not be at a disadvantage. To find out more email

Woodfield Millennium Green: whilst on the subject of gardening this seems a good time to mention that the Annual General Meeting of Woodfield Millennium Green is to take place on Saturday, April 21 at The Green, 10.30am. If an allotment is not your thing but you would like to take part in gardening with others this may be the answer. Put the date in your diary now. The Millennium Green is on the corner of Cecil Street and Albany Avenue.

Bachelors Field: and yet another opportunity to get involved in horticulture that is different again. Bachelors Field is looked after by a Friends Group in partnership with Harrogate Borough Council. This is the attractive open space next to the allotments on Bachelor Gardens and bounded by Bachelor Drive and Bachelor Road. Regular working parties take place to keep the area tidy, in good condition and welcoming to wildlife and people. The quarterly indoor meeting takes place on Wednesday, April 18 at Bilton Cricket Club, Bilton Lane, 7pm. To find out more email or telephone 01423 567505

Bilton WI: also has a horticultural theme on Wednesday, April 18 at Bilton Community Centre, 48 Bilton Lane, 7.30pm when Pat Hutchinson gives a presentation “Perennials for Pleasure”. New members and visitors welcome.

Services at St John’s: on Sunday, April 15 Holy Communion is at 8am and morning worship at 10am. Contemplative Holy Communion takes place at St Luke’s 10.30am and Café Church 4.30pm. Next week morning prayer is on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9-9.30am. On Wednesday, April 18 Holy Communion takes place at 10.30am.

Bilton Men’s Forum: Steve Luke is to give a slide presentation on Jack the Ripper on Tuesday, April 17 at Bilton Community Centre. Tea is served from 2pm, the speaker starts at 2.30pm. Entrance £2 includes refreshments.

Bilton Area Methodist Lunch Club: Wednesday, April 18 is the next opportunity for a good lunch for just £4 at Bilton Area Methodist Church, on Skipton Road with the main entrance and car park at the rear off Bar Place. To find out more or book a place telephone Molly England on 01423 564986

Harrogate Stitch and Craft Group: period costume making is the topic at the meeting on Thursday, April 19 at Bilton Community Centre, 7.30pm. Visitors and new members are welcome. Telephone Pauline on 01423 507617 for more information, or just go along.

Bilton Gala: less than a month to go before Bank Holiday Monday, May 7. The theme of the Gala this year is “Royalty” and there are great fancy dress prizes on offer. Start thinking about a costume now. Anyone wishing to book a prime pitch stand is too late, there are none left. There are a few standard pitches remaining so anyone interested should visit soon. The website is also the place to go for all the latest news.


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