Bilton news – May 3
I’ve just heard that Bilton Gala has been postponed because the field is waterlogged and, because more rain is forecast, there is little prospect of it drying out. The Gala committee is trying to arrange an alternative date and will be able to advise whether this has been possible in the next few days. The committee is extremely disappointed it has had to make this decision but felt it was right to advise stall holders, acts, entertainers, caterers and customers, etc in good time, rather than make a last minute decision, which would inconvenience many.
Tagg House Ladies: homelessness in Harrogate is the subject of the talk by Addy West, a volunteer from the Harrogate Homeless Project who will talk about the work of the project. The meeting is tomorrow, Friday, May 4 at Bilton Community Centre, 48 Bilton Lane at 2.15pm. Visitors welcome. Admission £1.50 includes tea and biscuits.
Scrabble: at Bilton and Woodfield Community Library, Friday May 4, 2pm. Admission £1 towards library running costs. The library is on Woodfield Road on the same site as the school and Children’s Centre.
Jumble sale: in St John’s Church Hall, on Saturday, May 5 at 2pm. All welcome to go along and pick up a bargain.
International Dawn Chorus Day: on Sunday, May 6 set alarms for the 4.45am start of a two hour ramble with coffee and croissants breakfast. Meet at the car park off Bilton Lane, HG1 3DH. The cost is £2.50 per person. Booking is essential at woodlandtrust.org.uk/events
Bingo: at Dene Park Community Centre every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-4pm. A warm welcome is assured for anyone who would like company, enjoys bingo or would like to try it, all with a cup of tea and biscuits. Entrance 30p, bingo books extra. The 2a bus stops at the door.
Bilton Ladies Forum: on Tuesday, May 8 at Bilton Community Centre, 7.30pm Margaret Ballinger is to give a presentation “Circa Vintage”. New members welcome. Telephone 01423 545511 for more details
Thirst: the weekly coffee morning on Wednesdays at Dene Park Community Centre, 10.30am-noon where good coffee and cake are on offer plus help with laptops, mobile phones and tablets for anyone who requires it. All welcome. This event is organised by volunteers from St John’s and St Luke’s.
Pop up museum: at Granby Care Home, HG1 4SR on Wednesday, May 9, 10am-3pm. Discover Harrogate’s sparkling history featuring talks presented by Malcom Neesam and Malcolm Butler. To find out more telephone the home on 01423 589355
Local History Month: May is local history month. To celebrate Bilton Historical Society is spreading the word about this fascinating subject. All month there will be a small display in Bilton and Woodfield Community Library showing old, and not so old, photographs of Bilton supplied by the Historical Society. Library opening hours are Monday, 1-7pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am-5pm, Saturday 9.30am-1pm. Admission is free and library membership is not required, though that is free too for anyone who would like to join.