Long Preston Village News

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Long Preston Water Trust Announcement

 Weekend 4 & 5 December

There is a  current problem with the loss of water supply/pressure to parts of the village.   Dales Water are working to pinpoint the problem and will be working to repair and restore a full supply asap.  The main problem seems to be between Devonshire Place and Station Road, and is impacting down to Ribblesdale and  Gisburn Road areas.

Remembrance Day 2021

The sacrifices of war were commemorated this November with a poppy and poster display on Maypole Green and on the water fountain.

A service of thanks for the sacrifices was led by Rev Tracey Darling on Sunday 14th November.

Thank you to all those involved.

Long Preston Heritage Group is assisting North Craven Heritage Group to update its 50 year old photographic record of buildings in Long Preston.

This will be undertaken over the next few months, so if you see some residents photographing buildings, please do not be alarmed.

We will be trying to take the photographs from the same position as the original ones so the changes can be seen.

Also we will be doing new (extra) photographs as a record so the next generation will be able to see the changes.

Hopefully, together with the NCHT, we will be able to have an exhibition of the photos in 2022.

We will provide updates as the project progresses.

If you would like more information, please contact: secretary@longprestonheritage.org.uk

Long Preston Helping Hands Community Group           

Long Preston Methodist Chapel

Strong & Steady  run by Kirsten Civil           ( qualified instructor )
1.30 – 2.30 pm              £4 per session   followed by tea & biscuits

Bums and Tums  run by Kirsten Civil            ( qualified instructor )
2.45 – 3.30 pm              £5 per session
Pilates based exercises focusing on maintaining and developing your core strength essential for flexibility and stability.  All welcome

Wednesdays   meet in Chapel Car Park
Nordic Walking  run by Jo Wulf  ( qualified Mountain Leader & Waix Community Guide)
2.30 – 3.30 pm       £5 per session

Craft Therapy
10.30 – 12.00 noon  Bring whatever you are working on and share knowledge and make friends over a cup of tea and biscuits.  Donation to cover costs please

This is still a viable fund raiser especially at this time of year.  These are being collected to support Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.  

Please collect them and pass to Annette / the Methodist Chapel.    Thank you

ACE Settle and Area Transport Survey 2021

In 2019 most of the trips people made in the UK were by car, either as a driver or as a passenger (61%), or by walking (26%).

Can you complete our survey to help us find out about local travel?


Click on one of the links opposite to open a pdf version of the magazine.

Please note that the file may take a few minutes to open.


Due to the corona virus situation we are suspending our 200 Club draws until at least September. As the renewal time is April, we will not be accepting any renewals until we restart, hopefully in September 2020 running to April 2021, for the same amount of £1 per month therefore £8. We hope that everyone is agreeable. If anyone wants to discuss this with us please contact us.

For the kind subscribers who have already paid their subscriptions, we will be contacting you regarding return.

Thank you, subscribers for your support in the past and your understanding in these unprecedented times.


The Long Preston Badminton Club plays on Tuesday evenings during term time from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Long Preston Primary School's hall (up School Lane).

The Club is always on the lookout for new, experienced players to join its ranks.

It costs just £3 per night  (plus an annual fee of £30)for people who want to play regularly, or £5 per night for people who just want to play every once in a while.

Please contact Lou Vardy, Club Secretary, on 07867 910917 if you are interested.

The club is currently suspended until the Covid rules and the school’s safety position allow.  As soon as this happens we will advertise it.

The Light Music Society (LMS)

The LMS is a  not-for-profit Society and  has recently taken over Magna House to house its library. The LMS exists to promote and champion light music throughout the world. It is also the backing organisation for the massive Library of Light Orchestral Music. The collection holds over 40,000 sets of orchestral music, much of which is unique to the library.

Further details of this Society can be found on the Village Business tab.

The Village Hall now has wifi available to its users. This facility has been provided by Long Preston Parish Council.  The router will have the name VillageWiFi  and the current password is freeforall .