Welcome to the Thornton-Le-Dale Village Hub website. We are a team of volunteers dedicated to enhancing our community both through improving our environment and setting up community activities and projects.
Please browse our website to find out more about what we do and, if you can, we would love you to join us!
If you have queries or comments don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Village Pond Project
The improvement and enhancement of the village pond has been one of the many projects undertaken by TLDVH that has had a fantastic impact on the village environment. More
Yorkshire in Bloom Award Winners
In 2019 the Hub coordinated a Thornton-Le-Dale Yorkshire in Bloom competition entry with the full village volunteer group contributing. Thornton-Le-Dale won two awards; Gold for the large village category and also Best New Entry 2019. Congratulations to the Almshouses for their wonderful gardens; they were independently awarded Outstanding in their category. A huge well done and thank you to all of the volunteers and village groups involved in the competition entry for 2019.
Litterpick and Kerbside Cleaning
To date members of the TLDVH have volunteered 1121 hours of their time and collected 542 bags of litter and over 60+ barrow loads of kerbside debris – a big thank you to you all for your time and effort in undertaking this task to hugely enhance our village environment.
Painting of the Village Railings
After many days of hard work with all the preparation as well as the painting, the project has now been finished and the railings look magnificent.
A big thank you to Roy and his sanding and painting gang for all their efforts in completing the work. We estimate that over 650M of rails and 242 posts have been painted with a total of 420 volunteer hours. Great job…More
Late last year the National Parks asked if the Hub would look after the small wood between the car park and the Beck as well as the pond and surrounding area.
Originally, this was a private wooded riverside walk for the owners of The Hall at a time when what is now the car park was its walled garden. Little used and a trifle neglected it now affords a quiet walk next to the Beck through a carpet of wild garlic or snowdrops according to the season.
Two benches have been made from tree trunks and placed so that it is possible to sit and watch the Beck cascade over the weir, enjoy the wild flowers and watch the resident squirrels in this tranquil and beautiful location.
The wood will remain essentially “wild” but clearing of branches brought down by the winds has been undertaken so that the path is not obstructed.
Village Pond Nature Trail
The Hub have created an exciting Nature Trail around the village pond, aimed at our younger visitors. As you walk around the pond you will notice wooden posts with numbers and QR codes visible; simply use your Smart Phone to scan the QR code for a link to find out more information about the trail. A supportng booklet can be purchased at Wardill’s, with all proceeds contributing to further development of this and other Hub projects. The booklet is also available for download here: Nature Trail 2019.