Welcome to the Darley Village website

The Parish of Darley and Menwith is situated in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire, midway between Harrogate and Pateley Bridge. It has around 1200 inhabitants living in some 450 houses in what is known as a ribbon village. Many of the houses line Darley Main Street which stretches for over 1.5km, and others are on lanes leading off this street, or in the surrounding area. It is a thriving village with several community groups catering for all needs.

COVID-19   INFORMATION  (Updates will be placed in this section - at the top of the list as and when they are needed)

Click to access the current Coronavirus Edition of the usual Focus on Darley Newsletter (published 18th March)

The Link magazine is currently not being published on paper, but you can click on its title to access it

This Business Services List gives some information about local businesses that are open and what service they can offer.  It was provided by Rev Alastair Ferneley

Darley Community Volunteer Scheme has now been set up to assist people who are currently self-isolating.  All households should have received a postcard giving them the contact details of their local volunteer who should be contacted if help is needed. If you do not have a postcard, please email darleychurch@gmail.com

Darley Shop will remain open as long as possible, and it has a good supply of fresh fruit and vegetables and most other items. Restrictions are in place to prevent too many customers in at the same time so that government guidelines can be observed.

The Wellington Inn is closed and unfortunately the takeaway service has also had to stop, because of staff shortages. 

No 24 Bus Service is being operated on more or less a Saturday timetable from Mon-Saturday.  Buses leave Harrogate at 0820, 1320, 1730  and leave Pateley Bridge at 0915,1415 and 1825.  The normal Sunday service is currently operating. 

Pateley Bridge Car Park Permits have been extended to be valid until 30 June 2020.  Arrangements will then be put in place for postal or on-line application

Waste and Recycling Collections continue to operate according to schedule as far as possible 

Cancellation can be assumed of all one-off or regular activities or events throughout March, April and May. Later events may also be cancelled 

We are fortunate to live in a lovely area with so many people volunteering to help, but please make sure that you do your bit by adhering to government guidelines and only going out when essential. Please also respect the volunteers and do not put them at risk. Currently we can enjoy walks along the river with our family groups. Let's hope that can continue.

Stay safe, everyone    -     Sue Welch,  Chairman, Darley & Menwith Parish Council



Forthcoming Events


Christ Church Community Centre

30 Mar 20 - 10:00 to 12:00

POSTPONED - FILM NIGHT - Mary Poppins Returns

Darley Memorial Hall

3 Apr 20 - 19:00 to 22:00

A classic appealing to all the family

Latest News


Published: 26 Mar 20

Most events will be re-scheduled later in the year when possible. Watch out for new dates once this crisis is over. Read More...

Hookstone Memorial Hall Brunch & Teas 4 April 2020 - CANCELLED

Published: 15 Mar 20

The Hookstone Memorial Hall Brunch & Afternoon Tea on 4 April has been cancelled. Read More...


Published: 7 Mar 20

Revised Harrogate Local Plan covering next 20 years now officially adopted Read More...


Published: 2 Mar 20

Draft minutes from the Parish Council Meeting held on 24 February 2020 Read More...


Published: 4 Feb 20

The Inspector's Report has now been published, accepting the HBC Local Plan for the next 20 years- including the deletion of the site allocation for 88 houses in Darley (DR14) Read More...


Published: 1 Oct 19

Well done Darley ! £1753.50 raised


the village

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Community Organisations

Parish Council