Bilton news – September 20
New at the library: Bilton and Woodfield Community Library has teamed up with Bilton Historical Society to hold fortnightly local history drop in sessions. The first is tomorrow, Friday, September 21, 10am-noon. This is an opportunity to meet local history enthusiasts, view the Historical Society archives, perhaps add to them and help with their digitisation. The Historical Society study group also meets every Tuesday morning at Bilton Community Centre and visitors are welcome to call in.
Scrabble: at Bilton and Woodfield Community Library tomorrow, Friday 21, 2-4pm. All welcome. Admission £1 towards library running costs. These meetings take place on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. The Library is on Woodfield Road on the same site as the school and Children’s centre. There is a car park and the 2a bus stops nearby.
IT survey at library: North Yorkshire County Council is planning to upgrade the hardware and software used by the public in its libraries and its partner community libraries. There is a survey being conducted on why some people do not use library computers. It is available at Bilton and Woodfield Community Library now. There is already an online survey for those who use the computers but it is important to find out why some people do not use them in order to provide the most appropriate facilities to meet current and future needs. Please help by calling in to the library and completing the survey. The deadline is October 3.
Tagg House Ladies: “Tyke Talk” is the title of the presentation by Eric Scaife of the Yorkshire Dialect Society. It will contain poetic readings and a talk on the dialect, history and humour of Yorkshire. The meeting is tomorrow, Friday, September 21 at Bilton Community Centre, 48 Bilton Lane, 2.15pm. Visitors are welcome. Entry £1.50 includes tea and biscuits. The 2b bus stops nearby.
Services at St John’s: on Sunday, September 23 Holy Communion is at 8am and 10am. Morning worship at St Luke’s takes place at 10.30am. Next week morning prayer is on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9-9.30am. On Wednesday, September 26 Holy Communion is at 10.30am.
Bilton Grange URC Monday Fellowship: on Monday, September 24 at Bilton Grange United Reformed Church, 10.30am a representative from the Police will be talking about fraud and how to minimise the risk of being a victim. This is an open meeting to which everyone is invited. Admission £1 includes tea and biscuits. The church is on the corner of Woodfield Road and Skipton Road.
Bilton Youth Club: is still where it has always been on Bilton Lane though the building in which it is held is now known as Bilton Health and Wellbeing Hub. The youth club takes place in term time on Mondays, 4.30-7pm. The activities are for 11-14 year olds and include confidence and team building, crafts, cooking, sports activities and more. Telephone Lena Kanabar on 075320 41091 for further information and to book a place.
Bingo: at Bilton Community Centre is a social highlight for many people. It takes place on the second and fourth Monday of each month, 2pm so the next opportunity to take part is September 24. Everyone is welcome. Admission 30p, bingo books 50p each.
Bilton Men’s Forum: on Tuesday, September 25 at Bilton Community Centre Paul Kenny will give a talk with slides entitled “Railway Roundabout”. The meeting starts at 2pm when tea is served followed by the speaker at 2.30pm. New members welcome.
Kaleidoscope Ladies Group: Keith Tordoff is giving a talk on the history of confectionary on Wednesday, September 26 at Bilton Community Centre, 7.45pm. Visitors are welcome £3.50. To find out more about this group which meets on the fourth Wednesday of most months telephone 01423 870440.
Quiz Night: at Bilton Club raising funds for Bloodwise, formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, on Saturday, September 29 at 7.30pm. There will also be a raffle. To take part is £1 per person.