Queensbury News



WALK CHAT JOG!: This new group hosted by Queensbury Running Club  will have you going from walking to running in 10 weeks! Starts on 15th May at 7pm all meet at Queensbury Celtic Football Club, Pit Lane, Queensbury. Call Martin on 07724 127743


PANTOMIME: If you are interested in joining Queensbury Performing Arts we are auditioning for Cinderella very soon. Our next fundraiser is on Saturday 10th May at St Theresa’s Church hall at 7.30 pm . Please come along and enjoy food and refreshments, an entertaining evening with us. Call Sue on 07585671190


SUMMER SCHOOL: For dance, singing and drama for 5 year olds to 17 years. Starts on Wed 31st July till Fri 8th August 9.30– 3.30 daily please call 07454 945252 to book your childs place or email: info@akadancestudios.co.uk for further details.


NEW COURSES: Introduction to Sign Language starts on 15th  May 6.30 – 8pm, and Digital Devices starts on Wednesday 7th May 3-5pm at the Bank 36 High Street Queensbury, please call Kathryn Halford for details on 07592011977.




THORNTON SCHOOL REUNION: The reunion will take place at the Ring O’Bells pub, Hilltop, Thornton on 17th May at 2pm. anyone who went to Thornton Grammar between 1950-1959 is welcome. Please call John Johnson on 01274 496405.

QCP Walking Group – Sunday 11 May 2014 – Ascent of Penyghent from Helwith Bridge

I am arranging a walk for Sunday 11th May 2014.

There have been requests to tackle Penyghent, from Helwith Bridge this a 9 mile walk with a climb of 541 meters. Quite gentle at first using the track up towards Penyghent then the climb to the summit.

We have a 40 mile car journey taking 1 hour 20 mins, so we will set off at 9.00 am and start walking by 10.30 am. The walk should take 5 hours to complete, including a short lunch break. We should arrive back in the village at 5.00 pm.

No shopping on this one I am afraid. No breakfast stop either, but perhaps a cup of tea at Horton in Ribblesdale at the Penyghent Café, after we have descended Penyghent and before the walk back to Horton in Ribblesdale following the River Ribble.






Why not visit my web site at www.queensbury-village.co.uk

In it I provide all manner of information on the village of Queensbury.

Queensbury Juniors ARLFC – Submitted by Cllr paul Cromie

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Dear Sirs

We are writing with regards to the Queensbury Clubhouse as a junior rugby team from within the village of Queensbury.

As Queensbury Juniors, we are a totally independent club with our own committee, bank account and fund raising events, with no financial ties to Queensbury Open Age Rugby Club or Queensbury Sports & Social Club.  We have a number of junior rugby league teams for both boys and girls with ages ranging from 6 years through to 17years.  With the vast history of rugby within the village we require a base to raise awareness of the great game of rugby league and to give the youth of the village something to be proud of!

We have now had a nomadic existence for over 20 years, since the original club house was sold with the promise that our own Club House will be built and usable.  This now seems so close, as the building is built, but as nothing has appeared to have happened in the last two years, we wonder if this will ever be completed!

As with village life, various rumours have circulated over time around the club house, both being finished and that it will never be finished.  Therefore to quash these rumours once and for all we ask for your assistance with the following questions to be answered by whoever knows the answers:

  1.  What needs to be done to allow the Club house to be finished?
  2. Who needs to do this?
  3. How do we ensure this is done?
  4. What is the timescale to see the Club house finished?
  5. What options are available to get the Club house finished?
  6. What can we do as Queensbury Juniors to ensure this project is finished?
  7. We continually see other projects being completed and planned but we are left behind, why?

We are sure that all of you will appreciate the frustration we are feeling, as we see our junior section struggling with the never ending promise of ‘it will be OK when the club house is finished!’

We feel to address these issues and finally have a tangible plan through to see the completion of The Queensbury Club House, a meeting of all the relevant parties would be advantageous, to involve all relevant parties and members of the local community.

As a Junior Club we feel let down by all parties involved with this project but just want to see a plan, with responsibilities attached, so that Queensbury Club House can be opened and used by the local community and the building already in place not left to the elements with no future.  We understand that it hasn’t been a project without controversy and would like to work alongside yourselves, Queensbury Sports & Social Club, the Council/Sports England/RFL to get this project finished and in use to promote the great game of rugby in the Bradford area.

We would appreciate a response within 14 days, so we can update our parents on the plan to see this project through to a finish.

Kind regards – Queensbury Juniors Rugby Club

c.c. Gerry Sutcliffe – MP, Paul Cromie – Local Councillor, Lynda Cromie – Local Councillor, Michael Walls – Local Councillor, David Green – Leader of the Council, Jennie Price – Chief Executive at Sport England, Nigel Wood – Chief Executive at The RFL, Queensbury Sports & Social Club.

Ian Brearley, Juniors Secretary

Fraudsters trick victims into revealing PIN numbers after theft


Fraudsters trick victims into revealing PIN numbers after theft  

Dear Watch Member,

Police are warning the public not to give their bank card personal identification number (PIN) to anyone after bogus bank officials have stolen thousands of pounds by tricking victims into handing over their PIN

Scammers have been stealing victims’ wallets and purses from multiple locations in the Yorkshire area including sneaking into staff rooms, health centre’s and care homes.

Armed with all the information from the stolen cards, the fraudsters call the victim at their place of work pretending to be from their bank, claiming that they have been a victim of theft.

They go on to inform the victim that they believe someone is attempting to use their bank card and that in order to cancel the card, they require a number of security details. They start with general questions, but amongst them is a request for the victim’s PIN.

The suspects are very convincing when they call and typing can be heard in the background, giving the impression of a call Centre.

Once they have obtained the PIN, an accomplice then uses it to steal money from the victim’s bank account, either using cash machines or by calling into various branches to withdraw the money.

Thousands of pounds withdrawn

One victim had her purse stolen from the staff room of the doctor’s surgery where she worked. Fraudsters then went on to withdraw thousands of pounds from banks in Darlington, Harrogate and Leeds.

Officers are warning members of the public not to give their PIN to anyone under any circumstances and to ensure their belongings are kept secure when they are at work.

To report a fraud and receive a police crime reference number, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 .

If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: ga.bradfordowl@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Regards, Louanna Winch Neighbourhood Police Team Coordinator Neighbourhood Watch Email: ga.bradfordowl@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Do you know anyone who came from Medomsley, Consett, Co Durham

Hi Stuart
Jim came to the village last Thursday & met Sheila & Geoff Thornton. He wanted to know if there was any one still living in the village that came from the cottage homes in Medomsley, that either worked in the mill or lived in the hostels’ run by Fosters.


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Submitted on 2014/04/13 at 11:03 pm

Dear Sir My father Jimmy Clarke was employed at Black Dyke Mill between 1947 – 48.He was sent to the Mill from the cottage home in Medomsley Consett Co.Durham.During that time he joined the band and made friends with. Allen Woodhead and Jeffery Thornton.My father is 82 years of age and is planning a visit to Queensbury is it possible to ask if anyone knows if these gentlemen are still living in the area.It would be great for my dad to meet up on his visit. Kindest regards Phillip Clarke.


Submitted on 2014/04/13 at 11:31 pm | In reply to Phillip Clarke.


I have placed your comments on the band’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/blackdykeband?fref=ts Their web site is http://www.blackdykeband.co.uk/




Submitted on 2014/04/14 at 6:38 pm | In reply to admin.

Many thanks Stuart for your speedy reply




Submitted on 2014/04/16 at 10:42 am | In reply to Phillip Clarke.


Message received via Facebook:

From Paul Armstrong, Jeffery Thornton is living next to me on Littlemoor. Queensbury

Noise Complaint against Queensbury Scout Band – Cllr Paul Cromie

Please read the below and think of the alternatives. Now Queensbury children are able to take part in a valuable learning and community cohesion activity, which keeps the youngsters occupied on a Friday evening. They are helping to keep the musical tradition of the village continuing, hopefully for ever. Do you remember the Boy’s Brigade Band playing at Russell Hall School on a Friday evening, I certainly do, they bugled and drummed with gusto. This was in the 1960’s.

What are the alternatives? drinking, drug taking, vandalism, anti social behaviour and who know what else.

Please let me know your opinion. We need to support OUR Revolution Show Corps


Noise Complaint against Queensbury Scout Band

Dear Councillor Cromie & Councillor Walls,

The youth band I run (Queensbury Scout Band) had a complaint last October from a local resident (I don’t know who) via Bradford Council environmental health . The complaint coincided with the band’s last outdoor session of the season, in October 2013. We had our first outdoor session of this season last Friday, and I received a complaint via Bradford Council.

Paul Naylor is coming to the next practice after the Easter holidays, Friday 2nd May at Queensbury School. He does seem supportive of the band.

Whilst I hope it’s not a problem going forward, I’m raising it now to try and get your support for the band and its activity in the local community.

The band has practiced at Queensbury school every Friday for the past 30 years, so perhaps the complaint came from a new local resident. We always stop at 9pm, and don’t play outside all year, only during British summer time, and whilst there is no specific law, it’s all about being reasonable; having spoken to Paul last year, we both agreed that stopping at 9pm on a Friday was a very reasonable approach to the issue.

Best regards,

Oliver Richardson

Corps Director

Queensbury Scout Band

The Revolution Show Corps


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Sour Heads Fencing Repairs – Submitted by Cllr Paul cromie

Hi Stuart,

I called on at Sour Heads today and assisted in the re-erection of the fencing that has been blocking the footpath for ages.

The posts have now been set in concrete this should prevent further complications whilst the building gets underway.

I will monitor the situation daily.

Kind regards Councillor Paul Cromie (Queensbury Ward Independent)