Would you support a new cash machine?

  The imminent closure of the HSBC branch in Piercey End will mean that the number of cash machines in the town is reduced to one, at the Co-op store.  The butchers, S. Waind & Sons, whose shop is immediately across the road from the HSBC, are therefore investigating the possibility of providing a replacement cash […]

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Ryedale Walking Group walks in early April

It’s been a glorious sunny day today, Spring has sprung, the lighter evenings have arrived, so dig out those boots and get walking. Ryedale Walking Group will be doing the following walk during the first half of April:   Saturday 1st April: “Figure 8” walk around Appleton-le-Moors 10.1 miles (moderate). Park/Start: 10.00 Appleton-le-Moors Main Street […]

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Job Opportunity at Kitching Walkers Solicitors

Legal Cashier – required to work part time hours over 5 days per week. Hours and wages to be discussed at interview, book keeping or accountancy experience essential. If you are interested in this position please telephone Laura Dearness on 01751 431237 or send an email to laura@kitchingwalker.co.uk

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Ryedale Festival Easter concerts

Continuing our (accidental) run of musical items, here are more details of the Easter weekend concerts on offer from the Ryedale Festival:

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Concert at Ampleforth Abbey

The Upper School girls choir of Ampleforth College are giving a performance on Sunday March 26. This small concert will last about an hour and admission is free of charge, with a retiring collection also taking place.  The choir will be singing the following: Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten along with Britten’s Missa Brevis, […]

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Reheasrsal Orchestra playing and partying, all welcome

The Friday Rehearsal Orchestra is holding an Open Rehearsal and Party, with music including Delius ‘On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring’, Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony and excerpts from the ballet Coppélia by Délibes. The rehearsal and party are open to all, free of charge. Friday March 31st at 7.30 in the Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall.

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Orchestra from Scratch Day – 10th June

Call to all musicians – an exciting project taking place in Scarborough on Sunday 10th June …. “Orchestra From Scratch”.

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Old bike needed in forthcoming school musical

Does anyone have a bicycle similar to the one in the picture that Ryedale School could borrow for their production of The Sound of Music next month? If so please call the school on 01439 771665 and leave your contact details for Andrew Moxon who will call you back. Thank you.

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Dalby Forest Park Run runners in fancy dress

Dalby Forest Park Run – first birthday

Event number 52, 18th March 2017, one year on, wow that went quick! This morning was a fantastic way of celebrating all that we have achieved, the weather was kind and we had an amazing turn out to celebrate our collective achievement, with a Run Wild themed event with many runners and volunteers coming in […]

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Free entry to Scampston Hall gardens for Ryedale residents

Scampston Hall announces the first of its bi-annual community weekends! All those with a Ryedale postcode are invited to explore the Walled Garden and Parkland for FREE. Simply visit the Hall with evidence of a Ryedale postcode for free admission. Visit the Garden Cafe for delicious refreshments; the plant nursery and gift shop will also be […]

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Next Give or Take Day

Time to spring clean the attic, garage, cupboards and get your unwanted goods ready to pass on. The Kirkbymoorside Environment Group is holding its next Famous Give or Take Day on Sunday 23rd April, from 9.00 – 1.00. Goods may be delivered the previous evening, Saturday 22nd April between 6.00 – 8.00 pm, or on […]

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Now there’s graffiti in Manor Vale

The plants will grow and the mud will be turned over by walkers but it was a shame to see this graffiti on the footpath near the ancient ash this morning. This is an ancient woodland and could do without this. On a happier note it was great to see the benches restored with new […]

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Scenes reminiscent of the Amazon

The sounds of chainsaws were once again heard coming from the old council depot, Manor Vale yesterday – they’d come to finish the job they started a few weeks ago. A line of beautiful, mature trees possibly 80, 100 or more years old brought down by a team of men with chain saws and a […]

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Play reading at the King’s Head

You may well have already booked your place at the King’s Head St Patrick’s Day Party on Saturday evening from 7 p.m. which features a two course meal and entertainment. Details available from the King’s Head.  In the morning, by kind permission of the proprietors, there is to be an informal reading of ‘The Rising […]

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It’s Kirkbymoor-Cider time again

As last year, the Kirkby Fruit Project will be launching this year’s cider in the Market Place during the tractor and 10 K runs on 30 April.  The successful Sparkling Dry, Still Dry and Still Sweet 75cl bottles will all sell for £3. All cider is made from 100% apple juice from donated apples. All […]

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Ryedale School Sporting Quiz Night poster

Test your sporting knowledge and meet some stars

The great Ronaldo can’t make Ryedale School PTA Sports Quiz but the school is hugely honoured to have the wonderful John Murray from BBC Five Live coming to host the evening along with ex premiership pros Richard Cresswell, Michael Ingham and Bryan Hughes. They all now coach for York based football academy i2i International. The […]

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Ryedale Choral Union perform at Kirkbymoorside Church this Saturday

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Meeting on future of Helmsley pool

Helmsley Outdoor Pool is a brilliant asset to the town, but its future is uncertain and it needs help to survive. It is the only outdoor heated pool in Yorkshire and one of less than 100 lidos in the UK. There will be a public meeting to discuss the future of the Pool on Wednesday […]

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Ryedale Festival 2017

From Christopher Glynn, Artistic Director of the Ryedale Festival: The Ryedale Festival brings great music and musicians to the many beautiful places in and around Ryedale, North Yorkshire – an area full of history and natural beauty.  2017 promises to be a bumper year, full of uplifting and inspirational performances. An Easter weekend of music […]

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Sewing machines delivered to TWAM

Thanks to the generosity of Kirkbymoorsiders, I was able to deliver five sewing machines (about the limit of my carrying capacity!) to a Tools With A Mission drop off point in Kenilworth last week. They were enthusiastically welcomed by volunteer Terry Heath, seen here taking them in.   They will be mended where necessary, serviced, […]

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Summer timetable for local buses

From the EYMS: Don’t forget that the Helmsley to Scarborough Service 128 begins its summer timetable from 9 April.  No need to pick up a new leaflet, just remember to look at the Summer Sunday section of the leaflet. See the Service 128 timetable.  In brief, this means that through the summer months, the Sunday […]

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Talk on Star Carr excavations

You may have heard Don Henson of York University’s Department of Archaeology speaking about the excavations at Star Carr at the meeting of Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society in April last year. There’s more to tell, apparently, as the Society returns to the topic at its forthcoming March meeting with a talk by Professor Nicky […]

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Late March and just one walk with Ryedale Walking Group

Ryedale Walking Group had scheduled two walks for the second half of March, but due to the walk leader being injured (NOT on a walk, we understand!) the walk on Saturday 25 March has had to be cancelled. The remaining walk will take place on Sunday 19th March: Commondale Moor & Gisborough Moor top. 7.5 […]

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Ryedale Family History Group – March Meeting

At Ryedale Family History Group’s meeting on Wednesday 15 March, Gordon Hetherington will be speaking about “Queen of the Desert – the life and explorations of Gertrude Bell”. The meeting starts at 7.30pm and will be held at the North York Moors National Park Office, The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley. Gertrude Bell CBE was an […]

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A Flower Festival with a difference

A flower festival with a difference will take place in All Saints Church in the autumn (exact date yet to be decided), the difference being that all the flowers will be knitted or crocheted! If you’re already an expert with the needles or hook, and would like to take part, that’s great; and if you’ve […]

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Beck Isle Museum

Beck Isle Museum recruiting new volunteers

Beck Isle Museum in Pickering is hoping to recruit new volunteers, and invites you to go along tomorrow morning to find out more about the volunteer roles now available, have a cup of tea, and meet some of the staff and current volunteers. 2017 is the Museum’s 50th anniversary so there are plenty of events, […]

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Young people urged to have their say

What is it like to be a young person in North Yorkshire today? The county’s Children’s Trust Board is anxious to know as it prepares an updated edition of its Children and Young People’s plan, Young and Yorkshire. In 2014, the Children’s Trust launched the first edition of Young and Yorkshire. It set out how […]

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Yoga Weekend

There are now some Day Places available on our Yoga and Voice workshop…….. Using nourishing hearty yoga with Bryony and voice and mantra accompanied by warm and wonderful Mat and Narayani Baker with singing, drums, guitar and movement we will open our hearts and voices to the energies of Spring. Lunch Dinner and drinks provided……All […]

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Ryedale Community Transport: what does it offer?

Do you have problems getting to… Social events? Shops? Medical appointments? Family visits? Work or education? You may have mobility problems, no car of your own or no accessible public transport when you need it. Or you may be fit and well with an opportunity for a job, apprenticeship, training or further education – but […]

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York Theatre Royal seeks boys and dog for new production

York Theatre Royal is seeking a young company of two boys to play the role of Arthur, the son of Helen, in brand new stage adaptation of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Deborah McAndrew, a co production with the Octagon Theatre Bolton. We are looking for two boys with the maximum playing age of […]

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