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Become a Friend today!

We are delighted to announce a new ‘Friends of Nidderdale Plus‘ scheme to celebrate our first anniversary of bringing together library, tourist information and Nidderdale Plus services at Station Square, Pateley Bridge!

Please show your support for this community venture – becoming a Friend costs just £10 a year and gives you the opportunity to suggest ideas, be kept informed about our work and come along to 4 seasonal events each year.

Complete the attached form (use ‘fill and sign’ tool) friends-of-nidd or pop into the office anytime for further details.


Story-time at the library…

Our next story-time will be on Wednesday 17 February 10.30am – come along to the Nidderdale Plus library for half an hour of great stories, songs and rhymes and check out our wonderful selection of children’s books. Further information, ring 01423 714953 or email admin@nidderdaleplus.org. All welcome!

Tour de Yorkshire!

TDY 2016

Thanks to Welcome to Yorkshire for a great roadshow last night! Looking forward to Stage 1 on April 29th -should be a fantastic sight to see the peleton riding down Pateley Bridge High Street, mid-afternoon, then up Greenhow Hill for this King of the Mountains section. If you’d be interested in helping with local community or business activity to celebrate the TdY in Nidderdale, get in touch – contact Katy Penn on 01423 714953 or email katy@nidderdaleplus.org


Opportunities for volunteering!

Plans for the new Community Hub in Pateley Bridge are well underway and Nidderdale Plus is now seeking volunteers to assist with welcoming visitors to the Hub, giving advice and information where required and assisting with activities in the library area.

We would welcome volunteers from all aspects of our local community to help us in the Hub – we have use of the Community Car if you are rurally isolated and need assistance with transport; we will provide full training and we are planning to have at least 2 volunteers working at any one time (alongside Nidderdale Plus and/or library staff), so that you are part of a team.

Download an application form here:


or call into the office anytime to pick up a form.

Building alterations are planned for the former Station Fisheries in King Street, Pateley Bridge – these will ensure the Hub is accessible for all with an external ramp and disabled toilet/baby changing facilities inside – and services hope to open there from early September 2015.

Get in touch if you are interested in knowing more about these volunteering opportunities – let us know if you have a particular interest or skill that you would like to offer or if you are just interested in finding out more. Contact Katy Penn at Nidderdale Plus – by phone (01423 714953) or by email (katy@nidderdaleplus.org) – we look forward to hearing from you!

Tour de Nidderdale

Vincenzo Nibali, winner of Stage 2 in Yorkshire, may have now raced up the Champs-Elysees to victory in the Tour de France but do not despair, celebrations are still continuing in Nidderdale. Join in our ‘Tour de Pateley ‘ and ‘Tour de Nidderdale’ trails to avoid the ‘TDF’ blues (yellows?).

Dales Yellow Bike Discovery Trail

Dales Yellow Bike Walking Trail

Best dressed community

Welcome to Yorkshire is launching a competition which will run in the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post to find the best dressed places in Yorkshire in the run up to the Grand Départ of the Tour de France.

Applicants can enter one of 3 categories according to the size of their community, they’ll be judged by a panel and the winner of each category will win tickets to the Opening Ceremony & Team Presentation as well as a winners’ plaque.

Please look out for this in the papers and encourage people to enter this competition.

Full details are here – http://letour.yorkshire.com/bestdressed

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Phlok comes to Nidderdale

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Following our Seminar at Nidderdale Plus last week,  Phlok has hit the headlines – see the article below by Sky News – and contact us if you want to know more about Phlok in Nidderdale.

Britain’s struggling high streets could be saved by a combination of social networks and loyalty schemes, according to shopkeepers in Yorkshire.

The market towns of Ilkley and Boroughbridge are fighting back against supermarkets, retail parks and the internet by using Twitter and Facebook along with newcomer Phlok.

Sarah Lyle, who runs Attic womenswear in IIklely and helps organise the town’s new initiative, says digitally connecting independent traders to their customers is paying off.

“Social media is amazing, just last week alone it accounted for a quarter of my turnover,” she said.

The latest part of Ilkley’s social media strategy is Phlok – a digital loyalty scheme that rewards customers with points each time they spend money in any of the 29 independent businesses signed up in the town.

Ms Lyle pays the firm £69 a month, and when customers redeem their points via a smartphone app it puts money back into her account.

The scheme already has more than 40 clusters of businesses signed up across England and Northern Ireland, with four Yorkshire market towns online and more in the pipeline.

Phlok founder and chief executive Paul Graham said the scheme was the opposite of the old message “Use us or lose us” which relies on making people feel guilty for shopping elsewhere.

“What we’re saying is: ‘Businesses are investing in a system to reward you the customer for remembering they exist’ and that’s much more positive, he said.

It is a message that has struck a chord in Boroughbridge on the other side of Leeds where 16 independent businesses have signed up to the Phlok scheme which was launched in the town last month.

Like Ilkley, it is seen as a logical next step after traders embraced social media to promote the town.

Organisers have set up training sessions on how to use social media effectively along with a “Love Boroughbridge” website and a business self-help group which meets monthly in the town’s Crown Hotel.

Local trader Louise Leong is convinced the new ideas have created a buzz around the town and improved business.

“More towns should be working together like this to keep their economies thriving,” she said.

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