Due to the Lockdown and current restrictions ,
All our Walks are cancelled until further notice.
From Bentham Surgery:
If you receive an invite for a Covid vaccination via letter- this has not come from us. 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.
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.
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.
Read more: COVID update
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 ?
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!
Read more: Goodenber Play Area.
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.
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 https://www.lmc.ac.uk/bus Or call 0800 306 306.
Bentham 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’.
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
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.
Read more: Throw Away Friday ( 30th of October )
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.
Are you a farmer/ land owner in or around Bentham looking to utilise or diversify a piece of unused land?
If so, please do get in touch.
The Bentham Allotment and Community Garden Association need a base for their environmentally friendly, community initiative here in Bentham.
As a previous farm secretary I can assist in any DEFRA or funding applications, whether that be via Entry Level Stewardship or any other government diversification route.
Hello, As well as still doing my Coop role,
I’m the new Bentham Volunteering Campaign Development Worker
working towards creating more volunteers to work with you and your charity/community groups.
I am currently collecting data to form a database of the numbers and types of volunteers you may be looking for.
For instance, driver, care worker, gardener etc.
It would help me at this time to discover what your volunteering needs are and then I can gather some form of data baseline to illustrate where we basically stand.
This initial step is simply about ascertaining the need.Please could you get back to me with just a few words of your current requirements. For instance; one cook, two cleaners, three drivers, gardener, carer etc.
Many thanks, Carolyne Lobb.
Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs), Are now accepting commercial waste at all HWRCs, as we previously did prior to their temporary closure in March due to COVID-19, with the exception of Harrogate Stonefall HWRC.
Commercial waste is any waste from a commercial organisation, a business, a trade, a person’s employment, a landlord, a village hall, an educational establishment or a holiday caravan.
Read more: Trade Waste and Recycling Centres