Coronavirus News

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

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

3 April   Latest Residents' News Bulletin from Harrogate Borough Council

30 March    Garden Waste Collections will not take place in weeks beginning 30 March and 6 April. Extra waste can be put out in a sack (untied) next to the bin at the next collection

Darley Community Support Group 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

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