LAST CHANCE TO SAVE OUR GREENBELT: Meeting Guiseley Theatre 11am, Saturday 23rd November

 Come and hear about our Green Belt Challenge with a speaker from CPRE on their latest Green Belt Report – Space to Breathe – which shows that Local Authorities are releasing more Green Belt than ever, and then not supporting the building of the type of homes required in a locality. Which is the Aireborough experience too.…/green-…/item/5189-space-to-breathe. We’ll be talking about the Airborough experience specifically.

Local Councillors from Guiseley & Rawdon, and Yeadon & Otley wards will be there to answer questions.

With the General Election, we have invited all local prospective parliamentary candidates ( PPCs) in a short 5- 10min session to tell us their thoughts on future National Policy, but with things being quite hectic for them we are not sure how many will be be able to attend.

There will also be a fund raising stall to donate toward the first Permission Hearing, and Photographer Darren Sanderson will be taking names for a sponsored walk for anyone who’d like to help raise money.

The second hour is more a drop in session, and there will be refreshments offered from the new Theatre bar. We’d like to thank the Theatre for letting us use that area.

If you would like to donate to the appeal for funds for the Permission Hearing, but cannot make Saturday. Our appeal page is here on Local Giving. We are asking 4,000 households to donate at least £10 each.

MON. 25th November ACS Talk ‘Christmas At Sandringham & Balmoral’, 7.30pm at Rawdon Library

We welcome back: COLIN ALDERSON   Former Pastry Chef to the Queen

His talk Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham & Balmoral’     

Join Colin as he reminisces about Royal Christmas’s with the Royal Family.

After leaving Scarborough Technical College having qualified as a Chef, Colin obtained work locally in the Yorkshire Dales where his parents had a farm.  After a short time in the Army Catering at Catterick, he worked at Bolton Castle in Wensleydale. While at Bolton Castle he applied for a job as Chef to the Royal Household. When he was appointed to work at Buckingham Palace, this opened up a whole new world to the young chef from Yorkshire.

Colin Alderson who was the Queen’s official pastry chef for five years has cooked for many a royal occasion from banquets and parties for hundreds of people, to simple breakfasts for Queen Elizabeth 2nd herself. He has also seen how Christmas happens in the royal household, including Windsor House, Sandringham Palace and on board the Royal Yacht Britannia.

His last talk for us was extremely popular and we are really looking forward to this Christmas talk.   Hopefully we shall find out what the Royal Family have for their Christmas dinner and perhaps some of the presents exchanged!

  Admission:   ACS Members Free,

Non-members £4.00