North York Moors Rural Coastal Community Team

Tourism businesses invited to gather to celebrate activities and achievements on the North York Moors Coast

Tourism businesses along the North York Moors coast will gather for a special event in March to hear about the North York Moors National Park’s latest activities to support the renaissance of the coastline. The day will also provide valuable business development and marketing advice. The Big Bash, which is being held at the Spa […]

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Job Opportunity – Buildings and Grounds Officer, Ryedale Folk Museum

If you want to work in a fantastic setting, have a practical approach and are good at working with people, then we are currently looking for a Buildings and Grounds Officer who will be responsible for the care and maintenance of the Museum’s site. For more details download the: Job Description and Personal Specification Application […]

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Considerable interest in Fracking debate – 8th March

NOTE: Please be advised that there has been considerable interest in the debate event organised by Kirkbymoorside Town Council. There are a limited number of tickets remaining so anyone interested in the subject should secure a ticket at the earliest opportunity – details below: With Keven Hollingrake MP and Michael Hill – at Lady Lumley’s […]

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Folk museum are recruiting

Ryedale Folk Museum has a volunteer recruitment day on Wednesday 21st of February. The lovely setting at Hutton le Hole is a great location to join our friendly team. We are especially looking for people to help with front of house. Serving in the shop and selling tickets. And being of assistance to our visitors. […]

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Leopards, Lilies, and Lineage: a talk

The Friends of Lastingham Church have arranged a talk by David Haddon-Reece, entitled Leopards, Lilies and Lineage: A look at England’s Royal Heraldry. Heraldry is a vast and colourful subject and over the centuries has developed into one of the most complex and fascinating of our decorative arts with its own language, symbols and styles […]

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National Theatre production of Hedda Gabler visits York

We’ve become used to seeing National Theatre productions in “live” relay (i.e. on film) but the chance to see an NT production really live on stage locally is rare, so if theatre is your thing, make the most of this opportunity to see “Hedda Gabler”, at the Grand Opera House, York. Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece is presented in […]

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Bargains in wool at Wath Court

Since Simpsons store on West End closed down (a sad loss), crafters in Kirkby have been hard pressed to find supplies except for a trip to York or Scarborough, or recourse to the internet, where you can’t feel the quality before you buy. So, being a knitter, I was delighted to find “Little Lamb Wool” […]

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World-renowned classical musicians give Kirkbymoorside concert

Trio Ayriel are returning to perform at All Saints’ Church in Kirkbymoorside on Saturday 3 March from 7pm. The trio comprises Swiss violinist Ambra Albek, Italian viola player Simone Gramaglia, and British cellist Jamie Walton, who lives nearby on the North York Moors. The programme, focusing on the pinnacle of the string trio repertoire, will […]

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Talk on bellringing

We don’t often blog events in Northalleton, but knowing that there is a strong bellringing fraternity in Kirkbymoorside and environs, we thought this might be of interest. Ed. As social history, bellringing and bellringers might appear to be strange and unfamiliar territory. However, this talk looks at some unusual resources and develops a rich history […]

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York Theatre Royal announces panto for 2018

Just when you though panto was all behind us for another year, comes the York Theatre Royal’s annoucement of its panto for 2018: York’s legendary long-serving Dame Berwick Kaler has announced the title of his 40th pantomime at the Theatre Royal. Traditionally, he reveals the title of the forthcoming show on the last night of […]

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Talk on remote sensing in archaeology

James Lyall of Geophiz.biz will be talking to the Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society later this week on “Archaeology without excavation: how remote sensing has changed our perception of the past“. If that strikes you as somewhat dull, anyone with an interest in archaeology will tell you otherwise. Remember the early days of “Time Team” […]

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North Yorkshire Open Studios cancelled

From North Yorkshire Open Studios: We are sorry to announce that North Yorkshire Open Studios won’t be happening in 2018. Chrysalis Arts recently undertook a review and evaluation of NYOS and in consultation with Arts Council England, the Chrysalis Arts Board made the decision to discontinue NYOS in its current form. This decision was not taken lightly and is mainly […]

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Roadworks alert

PLANNED ROAD CLOSURE NOTIFICATION – 00015588 – New Road to Kirkdale Lane, Kirkbymoorside The Closure will be in place for a period of 2 days between 14th February 2018 and 18th February 2018. The Road Closure and any associated Diversion Routes can be viewed using this URL link https://roadworks.org?tm=104816892

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Oliver Ford Davis to give open masterclass at York University

Oliver Ford Davies, one of the UK’s leading actors, and also a distinguished writer on Shakespeare, will give a free masterclass at the University of York this week on the subject of Shakespeare’s fathers and daughters. Oliver Ford Davis won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in 1990 for his performance in the National Theatre […]

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More February walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Ryedale Walking Group will be doing the following walks in the second half of February 2018: Sunday February 18: Raindale and Raper’s Farm 6.25 miles (easy+) 850ft Park/Start 10:30 Brown Howe Road, just under 1 mile from Mauley cross (SE804946) Saturday February 24:  Thornton-le-Dale and Dalby Forest. 8 miles (moderate) Park: Considerate parking in Thornton-le-Dale. Start: 10:30 […]

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Beck Isle Museum opens for new season this weekend

As the Beck Isle Museum opens its doors on the 10th of February for the 2018 season, visitors can see a new display of holiday fashion through the ages. ‘Sun, sea and sandals: Holiday fashion through the ages’, explores how holiday fashion changed over time. From swimming to sunbathing, explore the fashions worn at popular […]

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National Park launches photography competition

Visitors who snap a great image during the upcoming Dark Skies Festival (9-25 February) have the chance of winning a range of outdoor kit in a photography competition launched by the North York Moors National Park. Helmsley astro photographer Steve Bell will judge the best of the images that need to have been taken in […]

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The Big Tidy Up – Help us to tackle litter in Ryedale!

Ryedale District Council is focusing on litter this month and urging residents to make sure they bin their rubbish. It’s part of the Council’s long term project to encourage pride in the Ryedale district by tackling issues such as fly tipping, waste, dog fouling and recycling, as part of the Don’t be a Waster – […]

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Out and About: viewing snowdrops

Continuing our occasional series of things to do and see in the local area Snowdrops are raising their delicate heads in my garden, and all over town, with a promise of spring. Meanwhile, the weather remains generally unpleasant, and you may prefer to huddle by the fire, but if you are moved to enjoy the […]

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Job Opportunity – Kitchen Assistant at Ryedale School

A kitchen assistant/ cashier is needed at Ryedale School for 20 hours per week. Please contact Sharon Armstrong for more information on 07977281961  

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February walks with the Ramblers

Here are the February walks on offer from the local group of the Ramblers. Note that on February 25 the walk starts right here in KMS, so there is no excuse! February 4: 9.30 am start. Hovingham Hobble Linear walk. Bulmer car share to start in Hovingham Village Hall Car Park. 10.5 miles, grid ref.SE699 676, […]

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Day school on Norman castles in Yorkshire

The Pickering branch of the WEA has been pursuing a historical theme this year, on the Normans in Yorkshire. Next up in this series is a day school on “Yorkshire Castles of the Norman Conquest”. Yorkshire is particularly well endowed with Norman ruins, and this study day will look at the first castle in York […]

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February programme at Helmsley Arts Centre

Here’s a guide to what’s on at Helmsley Arts Centre in February.

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Kirkby welcomes Tour de Yorkshire – meeting

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Grace Lane Vets

Tesco’s site purchased by local vets

Grace Lane Veterinary Surgery, based on the Hutton-le-Hole road, have bought the site where the supermarket giant were going to set up a few years ago. They are negotiating with potential partners to join them on the 1.6 acre site but it looks likely there will be some housing and a food outlet. The plan […]

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Beekeeping course – apply by February 1st

With apologies for the short notice – we’ve only just heard – here are details of the very popular beekeeping course for beginners, organised by Ryedale Beekeepers. The course consists of six indoor sessions at Oswaldkirk Village Hall from 7.00 to 9.00 pm on Wednesdays, beginning on February 28, followed by an outdoor open hive […]

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100th Hovingham Market

From Hovingham Village Market: We’re celebrating our 100th Hovingham Village Market in February! We are saying thank you by awarding every 100th visitor with Market Vouchers (value between £50 and £20) exchangeable at any market stall or the Community Café.  We’ll also have a unique celebration cake created by a stallholder collaboration of Haxby Bakehouse, The Wall@Coulton, Ryedale Cheeses, […]

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KMS heritage apple trees for sale

From Kirkby Fruit Project: In a few weeks time we will be gathering scions ready for grafting from the heritage apple trees around the area.  We only graft trees to order now, so if you would like to buy one of the daughter trees next autumn, you need to get your name on the waiting […]

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Another successful Repair Cafe

KMEG organised another successful Repair Cafe recently.  If you have things you would like mended, note that the next event will be on March 24.

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Ryedale Walking Group early February walks

Ryedale Walking Group  will be doing the following walks in the first half of February 2018: Saturday February 3: Rosedale, Thorgill and Dale Head 7.5 miles (moderate) Park: Considerate roadside parking in Rosedale Abbey Start 10:30 The Green, Rosedale Abbey (SE724959) Sunday February 11: Newgate Bank and Helmsley Moor 11 miles (moderate+) 1600ft Park/Start 10:30 Newgate […]

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