Mini Recycling Centre at Darley Memorial Hall
Harrogate Borough Council are conducting a consultation about whether people still need the mini recycling centres now that kerbside recycling is widespread.
If you want to keep the facility at Darley Memorial Hall, you need to say so!
Go to www.harrogate.gov.uk/haveyoursay and complete the short survey.
The more who say they need it, the more likely it is to stay!
The Parish of Darley and Menwith is situated in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire, midway between Harrogate and Pateley Bridge. It has recently changed its name from Menwith with Darley so as to better reflect the make up of the parish.
It has around 1200 inhabitants living in some 450 houses. Many of these 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 beautiful parish with two village greens
(Low Green and Stocks Green), two churches
(Christ Church (Anglican) and Darley Methodist Church) and three community halls - Darley Memorial Hall, Christ Church Community Centre (CCCC) and Hookstone Memorial Hall. Darley Community Primary School is situated in the centre of the village and the Wellington Inn and Darley Mill Centre (closed 24 December 2016) are at the edge of the village on the B6451.
Recreational and sporting needs are catered for at Darley Playing Fields, where facilities include a football pitch and children's playground, and the Darley in Bloom group has been active for many years, keeping the village looking beautiful. Darley Debs Women's Institute started in October 2014 and is growing fast. Darley Community Library operates from Christ Church Community Centre, opening several times a week. The village also has a Community Wireless Broadband Scheme. A Village Shop and Café opened in the Playing Fields Pavilion on Station Rd in August 2016. A Post Office also opened in the shop in November 2016. The Post Office is open whenever the shop is open.