Drug drive law: Am I fit to drive?

New drug drive legislation comes into force on 2 March 2015. This short campaign video reminds people taking medicines to check with their doctor or pharmacist before getting behind the wheel.

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Five arrests as Operation Hawk swoops on travelling criminals

A “good news story” in which Country Watch volunteers supported the Police and arrests were made relating to the burglaries reported yesterday in Pickering and Kirkbymoorside – an excellent result! Five people were arrested as Operation Hawk officers targeted rural crime hotspots and major road networks used by travelling criminals. The hard-hitting ‘day of action’ […]

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The 3rd Ryedale Trad Jazz Festival

Brochures and tickets are now available for this year’s Ryedale Trad Jazz Festival, Sunday 19th to Saturday 25th July. The Festival is based at Pickering, in one of Yorkshire’s most picturesque areas, so providing our visitors with many additional attractions including the North Yorks Moors Railway. The first event is an afternoon Spirituals Concert in […]

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Chanticleer easter

Chanticleer Singers give Easter concert in Lastingham

Popular local choir The Chanticleer Singers are performing an Easter concert in Lastingham’s lovely atmospheric church on March 28. Having begun singing under the mantle of the Malton Singers, in 1975, the choir adopted the name Chanticleer Singers from the singing cockerel in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Current Director Jane Sturmheit joined them in 1977 when […]

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Kitty Bridges' Pocket Book of Tunes

Kitty Bridges’ Pocket Book of Tunes coming to a village hall, pub, tithe barn or coffee house near you

A play, by Common Ground Theatre Company, about music, freedom, greed and ownership. Kitty Bridges’ Pocket Book of Tunes is inspired by the poem and folk music found in a small pocket book from 1745. Kitty’s adventure begins in her beloved Yorkshire but as she travels further afield she encounters scoundrels, rogues and vagabonds in […]

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March highlights at Helmsley Arts Centre

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Talk on Britons and Romans in East Yorkshire

Friday evening talks organised by the Pickering branch of the WEA continue in March with Dr Peter Halkon from the University of Hull on “The Parisi: Britons and Romans in East Yorkshire”. According to the ancient Greek geographer Ptolemy, the Parisi tribe occupied the area of the present-day East Riding of Yorkshire during the Roman […]

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Ryedale Festival launch concert, April 10

For details of the programme for this concert, see our earlier post.

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Author Matt Haig to talk at Waterstones York

Among the treats on offer at Waterstones York store in March is an evening with Matt Haig, who will be discussing his new book, Reasons to Stay Alive. Matt Haig’s half dozen novels, the first of which was published in 2005, are often dark and quirky takes on family life. Two are possibly to be […]

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Three walks with Ryedale Walking Group

On Sunday 1 March Ryedale Walking Group will be doing a circular 7.75 miles (moderate) walk with sea views to Robin Hood’s Bay. Start by Fylingdales Inn (NZ944050) at 10.30am. Considerate roadside parking in village. For further details contact Steve H on 01653 619858 or visit the website. On Saturday 7 March the Group will […]

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Vacancy for a full time ICT Technician – Ryedale School

To support the Network Manager in the delivery of all aspects of ICT provision whilst providing technical support for the Performing Arts Department. APT&C Scale Band 5 Scale Points 12-16 £15,523 to £16,969 Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm Closing date for applications: Friday 20th March 2015 at 12:30pm Interview date: Friday 27th March 2015 […]

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Community Clear Up Day!

Saturday 21 March is the official start of spring and whether you’re a group of friends and neighbours, a litter clean-up group, a local business, a school or on your own, what better way to kick off the season than with a big spring clean? It’s really simple and fun to take part in Community […]

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Reminder: meet author Stephanie Butland at Kirkbymoorside Library

Tickets are still available for the chance to meet author Stephanie Butland and hear her talk about her book “Letters to My Husband”, at Kirkbymoorside Library, next Monday, March 2 at 7.00 pm. The book begins when Michael, a kind, good and well-liked police officer, drowns on a cold January night. He was walking his […]

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New timetable for 128 bus

From the EYMS: With effect from Sunday 8 March we’re making some changes to Service 128 (the Helmsley to Scarborough route). Timings will change to help buses cope with busy traffic, and there’ll be an earlier journey on Winter Sundays. And don’t forget that the Summer Sunday timetable begins on Sunday 29 March. See the […]

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Kirkbymoorside burglary

A burglary has taken place in a bungalow on Vivis Place, Kirkbymoorside at some point between 3 pm on Friday 20 February and 11.30 am on Monday 23 February 2015. Entry was via the side door and a search has been carried out, but at this stage it is unknown if anything has been taken. […]

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Colin Woof Appeal – Update

Kirkbymoorside has been wonderful in its response to our appeal to bring Colin home for burial. We have had so many collections and donations from former work colleagues and friends, far and wide, to raise funds, we are very hopeful of raising the £1500 needed to cover the basic costs. If you wish to know more please contact us […]

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Beekeeping for beginners

The Ryedale Beekeepers Association is offering another chance to take their popular course in beekeeping for beginners. There will be six indoor sessions beginning on Wednesday March 11, from 7.00 to 9.00 pm in Oswaldkirk Village Hall, to be followed by three “open hive” outdoor sessions at times to be arranged at the last indoor […]

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Two fundraisers for Marie Curie Cancer Care

The Kikbymoorside Fundraising Group for Marie Curie Cancer Care is holding a street collection in the market a week on Wednesday, March 3.  There will also be stalls and a tombola in the Dugout, with light refreshments served from 8.30 am to 2.00 pm.  Do go along and support this very worthwhile cause. The annual […]

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Coming soon to a cinema near you, Helmsley Arts Centre

Wednesday night films at the Helmsley Arts Centre continue to offer the best of commercial cinema right on our doorstep. Showing in March are: The Theory of Everything, on Friday March 6 – ok, not a Wednesday, this is a second showing. A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his […]

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Rough Chowder

Yorkshire Cajun & Zydeco Festival Programme

The programme is announced for the 4th annual Yorkshire Cajun & Zydeco Festival to be held again at the fabulous Milton Rooms in the wonderful North Yorkshire market town of Malton over the weekend of 13-15 March. This year the festival coincides with the monthly We Love Malton Food Market on the Saturday (14th) and […]

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Wishing a very happy new year to those in our community celebrating the lunar new year festival and the arrival of the Year of the Goat.

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Temporary new home for Theatre Royal arrives at Railway Museum

York Theatre Royal is relocating to the National Railway Museum this summer, during a major refurbishment of its facilities, and last Monday the theatre tent, which is to be its temporary home, arrived at the Museum.  The tent, which seats almost 1,000, and will be used for two productions, In Fog and Falling Snow and […]

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Medieval tile workshop at Byland Abbey

Here’s a very unusual workshop, one that we’ve not seen advertised before: join historical tiler Karen Slade and try your hand at making your own collection of medieval tiles. Taking inspiration from the medieval tiles at Byland Abbey, you will draft you own pattern for your collection of four tiles and then work in clay […]

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Seatbelts – they are there for a reason!

The Scarborough and Ryedale Road Safety Group and 95Alive are asking everybody to think about their safety whilst travelling around North Yorkshire and to ‘Belt Up’. Following surveys done at various locations in Ryedale and Scarborough, officers from the group have seen a large number of people travelling unrestrained. This is not only illegal but […]

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Sad loss of another of Kirkby’s local characters – Colin Woof

Colin Woof, who died aged 70 on 15 January this year following a series of falls, was a face familiar to many around Kirkbymoorside. Born in 1944, he was the only child of Beryl Sagar and Godfrey Woof who married in 1935. This closely knit family lived in a bungalow on the Lund, near to the […]

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Budo kan karate do – new class

Starts 3rd March at 6-30pm at Nawton Beadlam Village Hall – 6.30-8.30. The class will be orientated towards beginners and all welcome – see website for details.

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New Pilates class for Kirkbymoorside

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March walks with the Ramblers

Here are the walks on offer in March from the local branch of the Ramblers. 1st March: Ravenscar Station Road, 10 miles, grid ref. NZ 984 012, Leader J. Harland. 10.00 am start. Dogs on short lead allowed. 8th March: Cockmoor Hall Plantation Car Park. 8 miles, grid ref. SE 914 868, Leader M. Richardson. […]

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Winter Weather Roadshow

Better late than never – a winter roadshow for your diary.

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Free businesses advice to maximise Tour de Yorkshire

The North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA) is offering free advice to anyone looking to make the most of the Tour de Yorkshire by providing facilities such as camping, parking and refreshments on their land. There are exemptions that allow for certain temporary uses of land without permission for events of this kind, but […]

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