More on cinema history from Pickering WEA

Another interesting evening for film buffs coming up at the Pickering branch of the WEA. Following his talk on Alfred Hitchcock last November, George Cromack will be speaking on “Silver Screen Gold” at the next Friday talk. Pickering Memorial Hall, Potter Hill at 7.30 pm, Friday February 2. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome; […]

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Spring programme for Helmsley Arts Centre

The Spring 2018 programme for Helmsley Arts Centre is now available. Pick up a copy from the box office, or better still find all the information you need on line.

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Town Council Response to the Gladman application

Please find below links to the Town Council’s submission in response to the planning application by Gladmans for development in Kirkbymoorside. You may already be aware that the deadline for observations has been extended to the end of the month. Submission Appendix A 2017 Current Access Drawing Appendix B 2012 Proposed Access Drawings

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Hard Times for Northern Broadsides

Halifax based theatre company Northern Broadsides has announced its spring touring programme, a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “Hard Times“. Imagine a world where imagination is forbidden. Coketown is such a place. Thomas Gradgrind will not permit fanciful thoughts in his school or his home. But what effect will this policy have on his own […]

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Gladman housing latest

Please note: there is now an extension for the public to make comments on the Gladman Application for 21 days after the original date of 10th January. It will be discussed at the Town Council Planning Committee TONIGHT at 7pm (Agenda), which includes a public session. Also, the plans are at the Library for people […]

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Repair Cafe, January 20

Kirkbymoorside Environment Group’s Repair Cafe has proved very popular, and will continue in 2018 at regular intervals. The next one is on January 20: details below.

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Chamber Music Festival concert in Kirkby

The 2018 North York Moors Chamber Music Festival will take place at various venues around the area from August 12 to 25, on the theme “Music for a While“. Eleven concerts adapt to the specific acoustics of each church, building a story-line to portray the overall theme. Before the main event, however, comes the Festival’s […]

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More January walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Two walks are on offer with the Ryedale Walking Group in the second half of January. Saturday 20 January: Millington & Givendale 6 miles (easy+) 580ft Park/Start 10:00 Considerate roadside parking on Swineridge Lane near Millington Church (SE830519) Saturday 27 January: Lockton, Staindale and the Bridestones 7.8 miles (moderate) 925ft Park/Start 10:00 Roadside on Lockton Lane near cemetery […]

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Talk on Helmsley Castle

Monthly talks at the Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society resume next week after the Christmas break with Dr John Kenyon (Honorary Research Fellow with the National Museum of Wales) on the subject of “Helmsley Castle – fortress or home?” This talk will examine the history of the building of the castle, and discuss whether Helmsley […]

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Helping to keep you warm

Warm & Well pledges to help vulnerable people get through this winter in Ryedale and across North Yorkshire. Warm & Well North Yorkshire is supporting charity National Energy Action’s Warm Homes Campaign by pledging to help to tackle cold or damp homes and people who are affected by winter health related issues. The Warm Homes Campaign launched with […]

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Kirkbymoorside Friday Orchestra

Friday Rehearsal Orchestra

The Friday Rehearsal Orchestra will start the 2018 spring session on Friday 12 January. Rehearsals will be held  each Friday in the Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall from 7.30 – 9.30 pm for ten weeks, with a break on Friday 2 February. Music to be played this term will include works by Schubert, Beethoven and Bernstein’s ‘West Side Story’. […]

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A view on the proposed Gladman development

Some residents of Kirkbymoorside are furious that a new Planning meeting has been rushed through with little notice, concerning Gladman’s proposed 225 dwellings beyond West Pasture. Residents were given only ’til 7th January to comment, yet RDC posted letters to them as late as 15th December – when most were thinking of Christmas and holidays. […]

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Citizens Advice

Make getting to grips with your pension a New Year’s resolution

Says Citizens Advice Mid North Yorkshire. This January, Citizens Advice Mid North Yorkshire’s is urging people to make getting to grips with their retirement options one of their New Year’s resolutions. Citizens Advice has been providing the government’s Pension Wise service since 2015. It offers people over the age of 50 with a defined contribution […]

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KMEG dates for your diary

Kirkbymoorside Environment Group has made a great start to the year, setting dates for all the Repair Cafes and the two Give or Take Days to be held in 2018. Full details here, but we’ll also bring you reminders as the year progresses.  

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Talk on Pickering Memorial Hall

Friday evening talks with the Pickering branch of the WEA resume next week with Andrew Husband talking about the Pickering War Memorial Hall. The Hall was created in 1922 by conversion of an old mill, in memory of the Pickering men killed in the First World War. This hall, now modernised, serves as a community […]

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Cromwell at War: talk at Waterstones, York

From Waterstones (York): Our first event of 2018 is a talk on “Cromwell at War” with Martyn Bennett, author of a new book of the same name. Oliver Cromwell is one of the most important and divisive political leaders of early modern history. He was also a military leader with a number of battlefield victories […]

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Kirkby in the snow

Lovely video of Kirkbymoorside covered by the snowfall a couple of weeks ago. Many thanks to resident Ravi Kalsy.

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Ramblers walks in January

Local Ramblers are having a short rest at the beginning of the month, but will be back in business from the 14th. Here are the walks on offer this month: 14th January: from Ridings Wood Car Park, Yan Brow 1 mile South of Hutton le Hole, grid ref.SE 706 885, Leader A Strickland.  No dogs […]

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New literature and history courses with the WEA

Time to get the brain in gear after the excesses of the festive season? Here are a couple of new courses on offer from the Pickering branch of the WEA which might tempt you. Great Yorkshire Literature from Andrew Marvell to Alan Bennett Tutor Judith Carter will encourage students to look at different genres of […]

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Happy new year

To Kirkbymoorsiders everywhere, from all of us here at the Blog

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Murder in .. Lastingham church delayed

If today’s foul weather put you off going to hear T. S. Eliot’s “Murder in the Cathedral” in Lastingham church (see our earlier post), you will be pleased to hear that it has been postponed for 24 hours, and will now take place at 4.00pm tomorrow, Saturday December 30. Tickets £10 at the door.

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Adult education courses

A new term begins in January for adult education courses in Ryedale, with lots of opportunities for those who wish to improve their skills, get a qualification, or simply pursue a hobby or interest. There are free courses computing, maths and English for all levels of ability, and free  courses for volunteers over a whole […]

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Local panto in January

If you thought Christmas was all done and dusted for another year, think again: two local pantomimes are yet to come. Pickering Musical Society presents “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” at the Kirk Theatre in Pickering from January 12 to 20. Written by PMS life member Ron Hall, the plot follows the traditional tale with […]

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Thank you to Jean

A huge thank you to Jean

I’d like to show my personal appreciation, and I’m sure all our regular readers will join me, in thanking Jean for keeping the Kirkby Town Blog going virtually single-handed this year. Without her regular, varied and entertaining input it would be slim picking indeed (if it was down to me alone). With 3-500 page views […]

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A Christmas message

A Christmas message

The coming of Light into Darkness is an ancient and powerful symbol. As Christmas unwraps itself once more, it is good to remember that however dark our world feels to be, and however difficult life is at times for so many people, nevertheless “God – is – with – us”…. bringing new hope into the […]

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January walks with the Ryedale Walking Group

If you can get your mind past Christmas, have a look at the walks on offer with Ryedale Walking Group in the first half of January. There’s even one on New Year’s Day, a nice easy walk with a late start, so there’s no excuse for sitting at home nursing that hangover. Monday 1st January:  […]

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Kirkby Fruit Project celebrates

The Kirkby Fruit Project recently celebrated another successful year of salvaging unwanted apples, and the onset of Christmas, with an outdoor party for volunteers, their friends and family, neighbours and supporters from across the town. Our own mulled cider and spiced apple cup kept out the night air, and proceedings were enlivened by a visit from […]

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Suspected arson on Howe End

From the Gazette and Herald: A fire that broke out in a house last night is believed to have been started deliberately. Fire crews were called to the blaze in a three-storey terraced house Howe End, Kirkbymoorside, at about 9.10pm yesterday. North Yorkshire fire service said that the fire started in the ground floor living […]

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Christmas and New Year refuse and recycling arrangements

Week commencing Monday 25 December 2017 – Household waste and recycling collections normally due on Christmas Day (Monday 25 December) will be two days late, on Wednesday 27 December 2017. All other household waste and recycling collections due this week will be one or two days late: please see the Ryedale District Council website for […]

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Starmakers initiative to help meet demand for dark skies events in Yorkshire’s National Parks

The North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks will be running a Starmakers initiative to recruit and develop a band of expert astro-guides to meet the booming interest in stargazing and the night sky. With the Dark Skies Festival now an annual fixture following the popularity of the first two events and a rising […]

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