HERE are the latest announcements from our community news correspondent Alec Deary for Austwick.

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Sunday 25th July 9.30am Holy Communion at Austwick & 7.00pm Benefice Evening Service at Keasden.

Sunday 1st August - Calling all pets - how about coming to St James' Church Clapham 11.00am for a meet and greet? Bring your friendly humans too.

Our weekly Wednesday Morning Holy Communion Services (Book of Common Prayer) 10.30am at Austwick Church.

All welcome.

The Village Show has reluctantly been cancelled this year due to current uncertainties over rising Covid infections locally.

The Show Committee very much hopes that the Show will go ahead in August 2022 and would like to thank everyone for their support this year.

Advance Notices: Saturday 14th August 10.00am -12.30pm a post lockdown social event will be held at the Parish Hall with refreshments, stalls and information from many local organisations and associations, and playing fields' clubs.

Please come along and see what is on offer, and/or how you could help. Details to follow shortly.

Austwick W.I. Members enjoyed ‘A Summer Evening Buffet’ at Battle Hill, courtesy of Lindsey Smith.

Luckily, the weather stayed fine and the sun shone enabling guests to wander around the garden and eat outside.

The next meeting on Thursday August 12th will be in Austwick Parish Hall at 7.30pm and will be a talk by Archaeologist Jamie Quartermaine.

Austwick Parish Hall & Playing Fields – Volunteers and members are needed to run these important community facilities. The annual Street Market & Cuckoo Festival, which provides much needed funds also have vacancies on the organising committee and wants helpers on and around the 2022 event.

Local contacts posted on the Parish Hall information board.

Austwick Parish News the current edition can be found on the link below or from the village website:

Cross Leigh Stores & Post Office – Austwick's village shop & Post Office: We continue to support our wonderful local community in any way we can and deliver to the village and surrounding areas as quickly as possible, we are grateful for those who have chosen our services, enabling us to continue operating during such challenging times.

The shop and post office will maintain regular opening times with the two people at one time policy and urge customers to wear masks and use the hand sanitizers provided.

We are continuing to coordinate deliveries of prescriptions from Settle and Bentham surgeries. Thank you for all your continued support.

Our contact details for orders are - 01524251415 or email

Thank you, stay safe and look forward to seeing you soon.

Government Guidelines for national restrictions Craven:

We would hope and expect everyone to adhere to this information and help avoid Coronavirus 19 spreading even though businesses and activities are being resumed with social distances, mask wearing etc.

While the government roadmap announcements last Monday may have some influence on practices and procedures it is hoped people will be reasonable in their behaviours, protecting themselves, other and respecting people who offer services.

We look forward to welcoming visitors to our village by the residents who are generally aware of their vulnerabilities.

As visitors arrive, we expect the “country code” to be observed, take your litter home, keep dogs on leads, see to their droppings and do not allow them to wander into fields.

Car parking in the village is limited so please park with consideration including not parking vehicles on grass areas.

Remember emergency services may need to gain entry throughout the village.