Sir Thomas Peirson Frank

A Kirkbymoorside hero – Sir Thomas Peirson Frank

The ‘man who saved London from drowning’. I came across a reference to this Kirkby born engineer on Twitter when his birth date was celebrated earlier this month by the Institute of Civil Engineers. Frank was born in 1881 here in Kirkby. He was elected to the Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers in 1937 and […]

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Early August walks with Ryedale Walking Group

The Ryedale Walking Group is offering three walks in the first half of August, a short(ish) day walk, a short evening walk and an away day to the Dales for a slightly tougher walk – something for everyone. Saturday 6th August:  Appleton-le-Moors and Hutton-le-Hole (6 miles easy+) 650ft. Park/Start: 10:00 Appleton-le-Moors Main Street near church […]

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Show recycling challenge

by Erica Rose   Well, here are three happy faces! That’s because they’ve just helped save these six wheelie bin loads of recyclables from ending up in landfill after Ryedale Show. June Emerson, Steve Skelton and Chris Helliwell (pictured) joined me along with Helmsley residents Anne Stewart and Jean Marsden, making six of us in all […]

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A new look at Sherlock Holmes, at York Theatre Royal

From York Theatre Royal: Roll up, roll up, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Prepare to be entertained as never before this summer! York Theatre Royal presents “Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles”. Be astounded as our lightning-fast troupe of Victorian travelling actor-musicians turn horror into howling comedy, full of quick-fire wit, tongue-in-cheek humour […]

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Mediaeval Moorsbus Meander – Sunday the 31st July

Stu Bell, famed walking correspondent for the Whitby Gazette, is going to lead this walk with a difference. He’s the one wearing a Moorsbus “M” badge… Meet at Sinnington crossroads on the A170 at 11:00. Make sure that you give the Rambler and Explorer drivers plenty of warning that you want to stop there. To […]

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Kirkbymoorside barber denies retirement rumour

The town’s popular and long established barber has asked the blog to scotch some recent rumours that he is about to retire. Nor has he won the lottery or is suffering from a serious illness (other rumours he’s recently heard!). Rob looks forward to continue working in the town for many years to come but […]

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Crackdown on Single Person Discount Fraud in Ryedale

Ryedale residents who cheat the Council Tax system by claiming single person discount are being targeted in a campaign by Ryedale District Council. In the coming weeks, the Council will be embarking on an exercise which will identify incorrectly claimed discount among Council Tax payers. This exercise will involve a third party company working on […]

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Summer fun at Sutton Bank

Children’s crafts, minibeast madness, treasure hunts and demonstrations are just some of the activities taking place on ‘Sutton Bank Sundays’ and ‘Little Boots Tuesdays – a range of family events at Sutton Bank National Park Centre, throughout August. And with phase two of our outdoor play area opening, including tree houses, sandpit, mud kitchen, swamp […]

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HAHS walk round Thornton Dale and Ellerburn

Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society concludes its summer programme of outdoor activities next Saturday, July 30, with a walking tour of Thornton Dale and nearby Ellerburn Church. Thornton le Dale is a highly picturesque village, centred on a tiny triangular green with its old market cross and stocks. Its thatched cottages must be one of […]

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Mencap on the road

Ryedale & District Mencap are pleased to announce their new project Ryedale Mencap ‘On the Road’. We are going into the community to provide our services to people with learning disabilities where they are. We will be doing crafts and activities between 2.30 to 3.30pm and we will be having tea and biscuits at the […]

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Practical action to boost recycling – join us next Tuesday!

Got two hours spare? That’s all it takes to help save huge quantities of aluminium cans, glass and plastic bottles from ending up in landfill after Ryedale Show, according to Helmsley resident and Green town councillor Erica Rose. She is organising a group of volunteers to go along after the Show ends on July 26th and retrieve recyclables […]

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August walks with the Ramblers

If the heat has you lying a heap with a cold drink, maybe it’s time to think about some exercise! How about a walk? Here’s what’s on offer with the local branch of the Ramblers in August, all on Sundays. 7th August: 10.00 am start. Millington Church 7 miles, grid ref. SE 830 519, Leader […]

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England Coast Path gives access to new Staithes vantage point

The opening of the newest stretch of the England Coast Path has given first-time public access to a headland near Staithes, providing visitors with a spectacular new vantage point that showcases the beauty of the fishing village. The 68-mile stretch of path from Middlesbrough to Filey Brigg which was officially opened by Natural England this […]

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Kevin Hollinrake MP - Surgery dates

Kevin Hollinrake MP – Surgery dates

Your MP is coming to Kirkbymoorside on September 1st – check poster for details:

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Medieval weekend in Appleton le Moors

The weekend of July 30 and 31 is Medieval Weekend in the nearby village of Appleton le Moors. The village is turning back the clock for a weekend packed with  demonstrations, displays, activities, talks, walks, a medieval café,  baking, music, a hog roast, dressing up, the Black Knight,  spinning, weaving,  dyeing, felting,  pottery, blacksmithing, carpentry, […]

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New President of the Ryedale Lions, David Warin, wearing the chain of office, with retiring President, Jim Ingham

New President for Lions 50th anniversary‏

Ryedale Lions Club has a new President as it prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary. David Warin, of Pool Court, Pickering, takes over the post with the aim of promoting the Lions traditional role in fund-raising and providing support to those in need in the local community. The world has certainly changed a lot since […]

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Park Authority design awards‏ – open for entries

The North York Moors National Park Authority’s 2016 Design Awards are now open to receive entries. Sponsored by artisan glassmakers Gillies Jones, the awards are an excellent way to showcase the great design work in the region. The winner of each category will receive a commemorative glass bowl from Gillies Jones. This biennial event celebrates […]

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Model railway show in Goathland this weekend

Here’s a great day out for railway enthusiasts of all ages – Why not take the real thing from Pickering station up to Goathland with the North York Moors Railway? Timetable here. Then you can go on to Whitby by a later train or Coastliner bus (timetable) and eat fish and chips.  Perfect.

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Stay safe and well at residents drop-in event

Safer Ryedale is holding a health, wellbeing and community safety event to provide free advice to Ryedale residents about services available to keep them safe and well. Although Ryedale is one of the safest areas in the country it has a high proportion of older people and there can be occasional issues with road safety […]

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Walk with Kirkbymoorside History Group

A gentle walk on Sunday 24th July starting at 2pm and lasting about 1 hour. You are welcome to join us afterwards at The Kings Head, where KMS History Group’s albums of old photos can be enjoyed. Publications will also be available to buy.

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More July walks with Ryedale Walking Group

The Ryedale Walking Group (RWG) will be doing the following walks in the second half of July: Wednesday 20th July: walk around historic Malton & Norton (4.7 miles easy) 180ft. Park/Start: 6:00 pm Malton market place (SE 785716). Saturday 23rd July: Bainbridge & Semer Water (9 miles moderate+) 1,400ft. Park/Start: 11:00 am street parking in Bainbridge […]

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Side by Side, a new support service for dementia sufferers

Do you like to go rambling, cycling or swimming? Do you enjoy going for a drive along the coast, and visiting galleries or museums? And if so, would you be prepared to share these activities with someone else? The Alzheimer’s Society is looking for volunteers for its Side by Side project, a new service which […]

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Northern Broadsides to tour Priestley classic

Theatre company Northern Broadsides has announced that its autumn touring production is to be the J.B. Priestley classic “When We Are Married”. Bradford born Priestly (1894 – 1984) was a prolific author, novelist, playwright, scriptwriter, social commentator, man of letters and broadcaster, and his Yorkshire background is reflected in much of his fiction. A perfect […]

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What is the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme?

You can’t tell a restaurant’s hygiene standards by how clean and tidy their staff look. It’s the things you can’t see – like germs spread by bad hygiene practices – that you need to consider. A food hygiene rating inspection checks all the things you can’t see. Each business is given their hygiene rating when […]

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Resource Rescue after Ryedale Show – join us!

Got two hours spare? That’s all it takes to help save huge quantities of aluminium cans, glass and plastic bottles from ending up in landfill after Ryedale Show, according to Helmsley resident and Green town councillor Erica Rose. She is organising a group of volunteers to go along after the Show ends on July 26th […]

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Mexican Evening at the Penny Bank Cafe, Kirkbymoorside

Mexican evening at the Penny Bank

On the 29th and 30th July – 2 courses £15, three courses £20 – bookings taken from 6.30 – 8.00pm.

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Ryedale Community Grant

The Community Grant is open to any Ryedale community based organisation or group, for projects that make a positive impact on the community owned or managed facilities and activities in Ryedale, such as village halls, play areas, sports facilities, village owned shops and activities that support the local community. The projects, considered by the fund can be varied […]

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Town Council Meetings

The next meeting of the council will be at 7.30pm on Monday 18th July 2016 in Church House. Members of the council are requested to attend. Members of the public and the press are also very welcome. Photographing, recording, broadcasting or transmitting the proceedings of a meeting is permitted so long as this does not […]

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Your opinion sought by National Park

The North York Moors National Park Authority is asking all ‘People in the Park’ for their views on topics such as planning, services and communications in its latest Residents’ Survey. The survey, available in both electronic and hard copy, will be issued to residents in July. The Authority is keen to gain residents feedback and […]

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Art Exhibition to support St Catherine’s Hospice

Members of the Ryedale based Moorlands Art Group have organised an annual exhibition to support the hospice every year since the early 90s. So many people turn out to view the paintings and buy their work that they raise hundreds of pounds every year to help the hospice care for patients with life-limiting illnesses. This […]

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