Blood donations urgently needed

Now is the time to give blood! There are no donation sessions in Kirkbymoorside in the near future, but there’s one in Pickering on Friday June 2. For details of this, and sessions at other locations around the region, please visit the webite.

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Malton Food Lovers Festival 2017

Set across the streets of Yorkshire’s Food Capital, Malton Food Lovers Festival is a celebration of the finest Yorkshire produce and cooking. The 2017 festival is set to be the biggest yet. Expect heaving stalls, delicious street food, talks, tastings, Levi Roots, Prue Leith and other celebrity chefs, demos, cookery lessons and much much more! Enjoy craft beer and […]

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Local project to protect Turtle Doves

A new scheme led by The North York Moors National Park Authority worth over £100,000 has secured £64,000 from National Lottery players to halt the dramatic decline in Turtle Dove numbers. Thanks to the grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), this exciting project will enable vital research and conservation work to be undertaken over […]

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Out and About: by train round the beautiful northeast

Continuing our occasional series of things to do and see on a day out. Recently we spent a day taking a train journey from York to Leeds, Leeds to Carlisle, Carlisle to Newcastle, and Newcastle back to York. On hearing of our plan, a friend asked “Whatever for?” If that’s your reaction, return to the […]

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Local Co-op’s Jane has a novel double life

Jane Lovering, who works at the Co-op in town, is celebrating the paperback release of her twelfth romantic novel Can’t Buy Me Love, five years after her debut title was crowned ‘Romantic Novel of the Year’. Published by Choc Lit, Jane’s latest offering follows the story of heroine Willow, who after inheriting a substantial amount […]

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Beck Isle Museum

50th anniversary of the Beck Isle Museum

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life in Pickering. The museum is housed in a grade II* listed building which was inherited by the agriculturalist William Marshall in 1816. He set about converting the building to create England’s first agricultural college, but died in 1818 before his project came […]

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Planning refused on Manor Vale development

The building of six, three bedroom terraced dwellings on the Manor Vale Lane site was refused by Ryedale District Council at their planning meeting on May 11th. Below you will reasons for the refusal: There were 18 public comments made – 16 were against and 2 were neutral. What happens now to the site, which […]

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Kirkbymoorside land being sought by developer

Thank you to a local resident who lives in West End for alerting the blog to this. They recently received the following letter: Checking their website, which is noted on the bottom of the letter, I found: Their motto ‘Rus in Urbe’ somewhat ironically translates to: – an illusion of countryside created by a building […]

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Kitching Walker Solicitors

Receptionist needed at Kitching Walkers Solicitors

Job Opportunity – Part time Receptionist Duties will include, greeting clients, answering the telephone, photocopying and general filing. Closing date 23/5/2017. For more information please contact Laura Dearness on 01751 431237 or email laura@kitchingwalker.co.uk

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Local builder takes his skills to Slovakia

Stephen Pickering owner of Stephen Pickering Traditional Building Services Ltd recently spent seven days in the small village of Lisov in Slovakia. He along with a number of other trainers helped to teach traditional building skills such as lime plastering and stonemasonry to the locals. Whilst onsite they were also involved in the building of […]

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Where will you get your prescriptions filled?

Kirkbymoorside chemist Towler’s has just circulated information about the recent letter from a national online company offering to dispense our prescriptions.  Towler’s called their circular “important information” and we agee, so we’re repeating it here in case you missed it.  This is what Rory and Jo Towler have to say: The letter has not been […]

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Election Hustings

Monday 22nd May at the Kirkbymoorside Methodist Chapel – 7pm. Meet the Parliamentary candidates for the Thirsk and Malton Constituency: Alan Avery – Labour Di Keal – Liberal Democrat Kevin Hollinrake – Conservative Martin Brampton – Green Party Phil Tate – Independent Toby Horton – UKIP You can email your questions by May 19th to: […]

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Meeting about the Palestinian Conflict – June 13th

You are invited you to a meeting about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Tuesday June 13th at 7.30pm at the Kirkbymoorside Quaker Meeting House. This conflict has been extremely prolonged, with enormous suffering and no prospect of a just resolution. 2017 is the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, nearly the 70th year since the declaration of […]

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Change of manager at the Age UK shop

After no less than 17 years at the Age UK shop in Kirkbymoorside Market Place, Manager Carol Holtby has moved on to pastures new, in Helmsley. As well as being a stalwart supporter of the blog (thanks, Carol), she has been a cheerful and helpful presence in the shop, and will be sadly missed by […]

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Cedarbarn farm shop organises Dirty Dash

Cedarbarn invites you to join them on Sunday 28th May for 5k of filthy fun! Cedarbarn, an award-winning Farm Shop and Café situated between Pickering and Thornton Le Dale, celebrates its 10th anniversary on May 28th, and will mark the occasion with a ‘Dirty Dash’ farm challenge to raise money for two local children’s charities, […]

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KirkbymoorCider now available at Kirkby News

If you read the annual report from Kirkby Fruit Project which we published recently, you’ll know that negotiations were underway  for the sale of KirkymoorCider at the town’s newsagents, Kirkby News, which already has a licence to sell alcohol. The good news is that talks are satisfactorily concluded, and the cider is now for sale. […]

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Late May walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Ryedale Walking Group has just two walks scheduled for the second half of May, but they both sound lovely. New members are always welcome, if the good weather tempts you to get out there. Sunday 21 May:  Scar House & Nidderdale 9.6 miles (moderate+) 1050ft Park/Start: 1030 Scar House Reservoir CP (SE070766)   Saturday 27 […]

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Henry IV: A Pub Wake at Helmsley Walled Garden

Raise a pint to Henry IV at Bronzehead Theatre’s Pub Wake Bronzehead Theatre invite you to raise a pint to Henry IV, performing both parts of Shakespeare’s history play in a condensed performance. Their take on the play brings the Boar’s Head Tavern to the forefront, in the midst of a raucous pub wake for […]

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Election – how to get a postal vote

Many of us were taken by surprise by the announcement of a general election on June 8, and no doubt some of you, like me, quickly realised that as you won’t be in Kirkbymoorside on that day, you won’t be  able to vote.  Polling cards, which arrived last week, say “If you are away or […]

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Evening with George Smiley – live relay

Malton Palace Cinema presents John le Carré live in: AN EVENING WITH GEORGE SMILEY In aid of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders (MSF) Live from London’s Royal Festival Hall, join us for a unique celebration of John le Carré’s work as he discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the […]

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Kirkby Fruit Project annual report

This is a summary of the activity of the Kirkbymoorside Fruit Project from April 2016 to April 2017. VOLUNTEERS Our volunteer numbers remain constant at around 20. APPLES AND JUICING The juicing of surplus apples remains our main activity. 2016 was another bumper crop year so by the end of the season our volunteers had […]

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York Shakespeare Festival

The York International Shakespeare Festival (YorkShakes) is a major new cultural venture for York and for the North. It emerges from a productive and ambitious partnership between the York Theatre Royal, the University of York and Parrabbola, drawing in many other city, regional, national and international partners. The Festival, which runs in York from Monday […]

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People meet at Oasis - Kirkbymoorside Chapel, every Tuesday morning

An Oasis at the chapel

We have been welcoming friends and visitors to ‘Oasis’ now for 10 years. We meet together in the Jubilee room (Kirkbymoorside Methodist Church), for coffee, company and a chat every Tuesday morning between 10am and noon. A group of volunteers from the churches in Kirkbymoorside are always on hand to give you a warm welcome. […]

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Carpet of Wisdom Exhibition comes to Kirkbymoorside

Carpet of Wisdom Exhibition comes to Kirkbymoorside

A special interfaith exhibition of weaving and rugs will be on display in Kirkbymoorside Methodist Chapel this Friday and Saturday. Women and girls of different faiths from the UK and Pakistan have been meeting together since 2014 to talk about their lives and their faith. They’ve shared stories from their different traditions and reflected on […]

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Val Arnold Elected

Ryedale turned almost entirely blue in the county council elections, with the Conservatives making two gains to take five of the six seats. Kirkbymoorside’s result: Joy Andrews (Liberal) 70 Val Arnold (Cons) 1,578 Martin Brampton (Green) 260 Vic Hoyland (Lab) 241 Steve Mason (LibDem) 485 Val Arnold lives at Low Farm, Beadlam Rigg, Pockley, York, […]

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Robin Hoods Bay seen from Ravenscar on the North Yorkshire Coast.

National Park gallery invites artists to submit miniature works of art for summer exhibition

Established and emerging artists are being invited to submit original pieces of art on postcards for a summer exhibition at the North York Moors National Park’s gallery. Each piece of work will feature in Art to Go, a five-week exhibition at the Inspired by… gallery at Danby which begins on 29 July and aims to […]

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Family weekend at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Join us for our first Family Weekend, where you will be able to take a sneaky peek behind the scenes at the railway. This new event will showcase all the work that goes into keeping the wheels turning. See our steam crane in action at Grosmont, learn about the […]

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Appeal for knitters and knitting supplies

An appeal from Christine Dixon: I am making hats, bootees, mitts and other items for babies born alive and sleeping in Scarborough hospital. As I get plenty of items for Scarborough, I will attempt to stock other hospitals and neo-natal units but I need help to get some stock together.  At the moment there are […]

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Tenant of Wildfell Hall, a tale of male oppression

A while ago we posted a request from York Theatre Royal, looking for two young boys and a dog for parts in their forthcoming production of “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall”.  Well, they succeeded in doing some excellent casting, as you will see if you go to the play. Based on the 1848 novel by […]

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Laughter Yoga – Creating more laughter across Ryedale

Laughter Yoga is a form of exercise involving laughter exercises along with yoga breathing and stretching exercises. It’s excellent as it is suitable for abilities, young and old and those with limited mobility, and great for those who might struggle with their communication or co-ordination skills. Laughter yoga is scientifically proven to reduce stress and […]

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