THE Yorkshire Dales National Park today reports progress on two important building projects. It means good news for Kettlewell - but problems for the people of Swaledale.
The park authority is to hold an open day for Kettlewell residents to view the plans for the proposed Kettlewell Visitor and Community building between 2:30pm to 7:30pm on Tuesday, 7 August, at the village hall.
This informal event is being held to give residents the opportunity to view and discuss the plans for a new landmark building on the village car park with park officials.
The plans for the new building include modern and accessible toilet facilities as well as a community office, a covered bus shelter and office accommodation for the authority's area ranger.
In Reeth, however, problems have arisen over proposals to re-build the famous 42-metre suspension bridge over the River Swale, which was swept away by floods last September.
The landowner on one of the banks is asking that extra flood-protection work be carried out, which would add some £40,000 to the estimated £120,000 for re-building work.
Officials plan to meet the landowner again but until then, says the park, the future of the bridge "hangs in the balance."