Cononley Gala 2016


Thank you to those people who have come forward so far to help organise the Village Gala this year, however sadly it is no where near enough.

We need a person or a team of people who can lead this year’s Gala organisation (with support from those with knowledge from previous years) alongside a committee of enthusiastic members.

This is a real opportunity for the village to make this year’s Gala the best yet, with new ideas and new people being involved.

As the outlay to hold the Gala is so large, we can not commit to booking the large items of expenditure without being sure the event is going to go ahead this year.

So……. please if you would like to get involved… get in touch by by 13th February 2016.

Without a viable organising committee the event will not be able to go ahead this year.

Have you been adversely affected by Flooding?

Find out how Craven District Council can help with flooding advice, support and recovery – including a £500 grant for flooded properties.
Craven District Council may provide sandbags to limit the effect of the flooding or investigate the condition of drainage systems or watercourses which are the source of the flood. North Yorkshire County Council has powers under the Land Drainage Act to require owners of watercourses to carry out maintenance and repair works.

How to request sandbags

To request sandbags call Craven District Council on 01756 700600 or, outside office hours, call 01653 699 392 and we will respond as quickly as possible.

How to claim a £500 Flood Recovery Grant

Please go to our Flood Recovery page for more information about the £500 recovery grant and other potential financial assistance.


On Saturday, 27th February the Village Institute will be taken over by musicians young and old from the village creating a Mayhem of Music! 
Children are invited to come along and perform in the afternoon and adults in the evening (including the Cononley Singers). 
This is the day when anyone who fancies themselves as a performer, playing an instrument, singing, reciting or dancing can come along and try it out in front of a sympathetic audience. The afternoon session is from 2pm – 5pm and the evening session from 7pm – 11pm. Anyone can take part!Please email details of the performance and when you want to perform to or phone(01535) 630872 so we can work out a rough programme, but the essence of this event is the spontaneity. It always ends with a communal jamming and singing session. Admission as a perform or audience member is FREE and there will be refreshments in the afternoon and a bar in the evening. All proceeds will go towards the Institute’s maintenance programme.Please also come along and provide an audience to support our talented village musicians!

Come along and join the musical mayhem



A concert in the Mart Theatre on Saturday, 7th May 2016 in aid of Cononley Bowls Club.

The concert will feature the Cononley Singers, Carleton Ladies Choir and other guest performers.

It is going to be a fantastic event, so get the date in your diary now!