Christmas greetings

Gareth (“admin”), Jean, Louise, and the rest of the blog team wish all Kirkbymoorsiders a very happy Christmas.

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Mother Goose interviewed

If you missed Mother Goose’s interview on the BBC breakfast news, you can find it here. Berwick Kaler, star and author of pantos at the York Theatre Royal for thirty years, talks about the difficulties, and pleasures, of pantomime, with a few hints about what to expect from this year’s show. Tickets are still available […]

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Christmas Eve market

It will be business as usual at Kirkbymoorside market tomorrow, Wednesday, so there should be no problem with the last minute shopping.

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New Tour de Yorkshire race may come to Ryedale

Hopes are high that Ryedale and the North York Moors National Park will play a key role in the new Tour de Yorkshire cycle race. Race organisers yesterday revealed the host towns and cities for the inaugural race which will follow in the footsteps of this year’s Grade Depart. Bridlington, Leeds, Scarborough, Selby, Wakefield and […]

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This week’s good cause (28/52): Freegle

The good causes featured in this slot over the past six months have largely been charities looking for donations or volunteers – your cash or your time. This week we spotlight one that wants neither, just your co-operation and unwanted goods: Freegle. Freegle is a nationwide network of on line local groups where you can […]

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Two more Santa Specials on the NYMR

From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: The volunteers from Grosmont Station Group, along with Father Christmas, are pleased to announce that they have enough helpers for another two Santa Express services which will depart from Grosmont at 9.45am on the 21st & 22nd December 2014 (this Sunday and Monday; please order before 12pm for the […]

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Christmas greetings from Age UK

Age UK in Kirkbymoorside would like to thank all their customers old and new for the continued support they give us. We would also like to thank Jean and John for keeping our flower tubs blooming through out the year. A special thanks also to our wonderful volunteers without whom the shop would not run […]

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Dog owners, bag it and bin it, please

While our very own Crap Fairy has a bit of a rest from writing, though not from litter-picking, here is a reminder to all you dog owners: Some admonitions to good behaviour, however, have more enthusiasm than grammar.  Here’s one dog owner who took the advice literally:

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Hovingham market this Saturday, great for last minute shopping

The last of the Hovingham village markets for the year will take place on Saturday, December 20.  A Christmas special market, this should be a great place to pick up some last minute presents, or stock the larder with goodies, while supporting local traders. The market opens at 10.30 am, and there’s plenty of on-street […]

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Keep safe at Christmas: a checklist

Safer Ryedale have a Crime Prevention Menus available, giving advice about how to keep your home safe over the Christmas period. The advice comes at the time of year when people have valuable Christmas gifts stored in their homes and temptation increases for burglars. There are lots of things people can do to help prevent […]

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Half price weekly bus tickets for Christmas

From the EYMS: On the first day of Christmas East Yorkshire gave to me… a half price bus weekly! As a Christmas treat for our passengers, buy a weekly ticket during the festive period (Monday 22 December until Friday 2 January) and get it for half price! Simply buy your ticket from the driver during […]

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Brass band Christmas concert

Kirkbymoorsiders will know that our brilliant Brass Band always gives a concert on the last Sunday before Christmas.  It is so popular that it needs little advertising, and for this reason visitors and newcomers to our community may be unaware of it. So: the concert is at 7.30 pm on Sunday December 21 in the […]

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January walks with the Ramblers

The Ryedale group of the Ramblers have four walks on offer in January, as follows. 4th January: Welburn Lay By ( Kirkbymoorside) 9 miles, grid ref. SE 677 849, Leader P. Catterall. 10.00 am start. 7th January: Sleights Lower CP 10 miles, grid ref. NZ 867 080, Leader J Harland. 10.00 am start. 18th January: […]

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Farewell green fields – Gladman win appeal

Well so much for ‘localism’ – despite both our own Town Council and Ryedale District Council voting against the housing development put forward by Cheshire based Gladman Developments the Inspector has accepted their appeal. You can read the confirmation of what many feared here – INSPECTOR’S DECISION.(PDF 20 pages)

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Environment Group meetings 2015, all welcome

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Digital photography workshops at the NYMR

From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway We are pleased to announce the dates for our 2015 photography workshops. These one day workshops are ideal for those wishing to learn to use their digital cameras more creatively, whilst photographing trains, stations, people and landscapes along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The workshops are designed for photographers […]

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Holiday walks with Ryedale Walking Group

If you want to get fit for Christmas, or recover from New Year’s Eve, here are a couple of walks that should do the trick, and both on our doorstep. On Sunday 21 December, Ryedale Walking Group will be doing a 8.5 mile moderate walk from Welburn layby on the A170 (SE677849). Park/start 10.00am. For […]

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Hospice Light up a Life appeal raises £30,000

St Catherine’s Hospice has announced that its annual ‘Light up a Life’ appeal has raised over £30,000. Donations are made in memory of a loved one who has died, or someone special in the donor’s life, and each person is commemorated in a light on one of seven special trees. This year’s lights, including those […]

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This week’s good cause (27/52): Home-Start Ryedale

Home-Start is a national family support charity that helps parents to build better lives for their children, with volunteers providing support and friendship to more than 32,000 families every year. Home-Start helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them, supporting parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build […]

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Cundalls’ house of the month: Egton

Christmas being a time of magic and dreams, we’re thinking about winning the lottery, or inheriting from an aged aunt, and having a complete change of lifestyle in a beautiful six hundred thousand pound house in the middle of glorious countryside. On offer is a grade II listed property with 5 bedrooms, and a range […]

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Handyperson and well being services for Ryedale residents

Older and vulnerable Ryedale residents can benefit from a scheme to help them stay in their own homes. The Handyperson and Well Being Service – run by the White Rose Home Improvement Agency (HIA) – provides support for Ryedale residents to help older and vulnerable residents live independently in their own homes. White Rose HIA […]

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Art exhibition at the Kirkbymoorside Natural Health Centre

Local artist Colin Pearsall is currently exhibiting at the centre in Tinley Garth. Please call ahead for opening times – 01751 430335. The work is essentially a deconstruction of recorded events that have left a personal resonance, I play with arrangements of colours to form strange harmonies, finding reality with a kick. The intention is […]

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Latest KHG books back in stock

Following on from the Kirkbymoorside History Group’s book launch and exhibition at the beginning of December, when all stocks of books were sold out, we are pleased to say that new supplies have arrived and both Digging for Yennits – outlining life in Dale End, Kirkbymoorside in the 1920s – and Bread and Cheese – which features […]

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Ultimate Non Drop Christmas Tree!

For those of you looking for an alternative to the traditional tree, have a look at the one displayed by Children in Distress.    Made up of hundreds of knitted squares, each decorated with an individual design, this tree was presented to Jane Russell and her team by two long-term supporters of the charity – Christine and […]

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Mark your diaries for next March!

Our Lady and St. Chad’s are organising a St. Patrick’s Ceilidh for Saturday the 21st of March 2015 at the Memorial Hall, between 7.30pm and 10.30pm. Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children (with a family ticket of £25 which covers two adults and two children). The ticket price includes a light supper, […]

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There’s a lot of idling going on

You notice it a great deal at this time of the year – people warming their cars up while they scrape the ice off the windows, in the school car park picking up the children even whilst waiting for someone while they shop! Well here’s a short slide show that hopefully may encourage you not […]

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Council survey on 2015 budget

Ryedale District Council is consulting on its 2015/16 budget. The results of the consultation will inform the decision to be made by Council on 24 February 2015 on the budget and council tax level for 2015/16. The deadline for responses is 5 January 2015. You can complete the consultation survey on line: click  here for […]

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Council office closures over the holiday period

The offices of Ryedale District Council at Ryedale House will be closed from 3.00 pm on Christmas Eve until Monday January 5. The North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership will be closed for the same period but will have a skeleton staff on duty to answer essentail calls. North Yorkshire County Council services at Ryedale House, […]

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Age UK Christmas evening

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Ryedale Folk Museum closes for the winter

Festive wishes from everybody at Ryedale Folk Museum This weekend’s festivities celebrated the last days of our 50th anniversary season. We are now closed for 2014 but are busily preparing, ready for our 51st season in 2015. We would like to thank everybody for their continued support and look forward to welcoming you back next […]

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