From Ryedale District Council As part of the Council’s corporate efficiency programme, all collections of garden waste stop during December, January and February and re-start on Monday, 3 March 2014. “The continued and unprecedented scale of cuts in Government funding means that increasingly difficult decisions now have to be taken by the Council regarding delivery […]
Two sessions for blood donation will take place at the Royal British Legion Club on each of December 16 and 30, at 2.00 to 4.00 pm and 5.00 to 7.00 pm. Most people can give blood. If you are generally in good health, age 17 to 65 (if it’s your first time) and weigh at […]
North Yorkshire Police is turning up the pressure on travelling criminals with every available resource called upon to support an Operation Hawk “day of action” today, Wednesday 4 December. The aim of the day is to make criminals live in fear of committing crime in North Yorkshire, with the knowledge that Operation Hawk will relentlessly […]
Join Ryedale Folk Museum for some FREE FESTIVE FUN! Ryedale Folk Museum celebrates another great year and its last weekend of the season by opening its doors for free, for some festive fun! After just being crowned ‘Best Small Visitor Attraction’ at The White Rose Tourism Awards, you really don’t want to miss out on […]
It was decided over a drink in a pub in Kirkbymoorside on 2nd December 1963 by a group of 12 wildlife enthusiasts to form a local natural history society. Then known as the Kirkbymoorside & Ryedale Natural History Society it continues to flourish today as strong as ever as The Ryedale Natural History Society, or […]
Following a sell out concert this summer at Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Scarborough Borough Council in association with National Holidays are delighted to announce that the truly legendary Status Quo, one of the world’s greatest ever rock bands, will perform at the venue again during the 2014 season. Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John […]
Following the success of the last Give or Take Day, we asked June Emerson of the Kirkby Environment Group to give us a round up of how the system works, and here it is. Note particularly the dates for next year’s events. Give or Take Days are organised by the Kirkbymoorside Environment Group and backed […]
Congratulations to all those involved in putting on a brilliant Christmas Fair at the Memorial Hall on Saturday. Lovely weather and large crowds meant the town was really buzzing. Particular mention should be made to the Kirkbymoorside Fruit Pickers whose stall was lovely. Beautifully presented and labelled home produce sold really well – do visit […]
Dara de Cogan has confirmed he will be performing at Pockley Church on Saturday December 14th and again next year on 22nd March. The December recital will have a Christmas theme and will doubtless put you in the mood for the festivities ahead. If you have never heard Dara then listen here: Listen to more […]
I was down at Ryedale Auctioneers on Saturday when Tony Everett from Dove Antiques, located next door, said that Angus was celebrating his third year this weekend and we should make a quick film to mark the occasion. So pulling out my iPhone we did just that! Many congratulations to Angus, Tony and everyone at […]
Clouds Harp Quartet will give a concert in All Saints Church, Brandsby, at 6.00 pm on Saturday 14 December, in support of the church cupola restoration appeal. The Quartet was formed in 2008 when the four members, Elfair Grug Dyer, Rebecca Mills, Esther Swift and Angelina Warburton were all studying at the Royal Northern College […]
Jet, the black cat who went missing earlier in the week, returned to owners Rory and Jo this moring, bedraggled, hungry and – dare we say it? – a bit jet-lagged, but unharmed. Thanks to all those who helped look for her.
Kirkbymoorside Methodist Church wants your help in finding some missing sheep! During December a number of knitted woolly sheep will appear in various shops and businesses throughout the town. Each sheep will have a name tag. Make a note of the name and where you saw the sheep and hand your list in either at […]
Along with our current range of Christmas gift ideas and decorations, Daisy Garden Centre will be selling Christmas Tress and Holly Wreaths from Saturday 30th November. Available for Christmas: Non-Drop Christmas Trees Potted (rooted) Christmas Trees Christmas Tree Stands Selection of Holly Wreaths Christmas Gifts National Gift Vouchers Winter Fuel
Looks like it could possibly have been taken whilst on an amazing African safari but no Mike Ward from Kirkbymoorside Camera Club captured this incredible shot at sunset whilst up at Rosedale. No wonder photographers say the best times to capture great images are at sunrise and sunset – the golden hour.
Working at Helmsley Oxfam The Helmsley branch of Oxfam plays an integral part of funding Oxfam’s aim of ending poverty and suffering globally, embracing the core values of empowerment, inclusiveness and accountability. Although, we are part of a global brand we are given the autonomy to drive the business forward by becoming a part of […]
Visitors will soon be able to enjoy the ancient grounds of Ampleforth Abbey when a new trail opens through the parkland next spring. The estate has long been open to the public, and has hosted retreats and pilgrims for generations. Now managers want to see more people visiting the grounds and enjoying the scenery of […]
Please has anyone seen our our black cat, Jet? She has gone walkabout from our home in the Howe End area of town, and was last seen on Tuesday afternoon. If you live in that area, we would really appreciate you checking anywhere she could be trapped, such as sheds and outbuildings. If you have […]
Here’s a gift that’s uniquely FROM Kirkby – and it’s a gift TO Kirkby at the same time! Kirkby Fruit Pickers volunteers have handmade these gift packs, filling them with juice, cordials and preserves that are all made by volunteers using produce donated by local people – that’s the ‘from Kirkby’ part. But also, all […]
This thermal image shows where heat is escaping from a house in cold weather, and Kirkby has its own Thermal Imaging Camera for the benefit of local residents. Kirkbymoorside Environment Group (KMEG) bought one last year, using Lottery funding, and their volunteers can use it – free of charge – to give you ‘pictures’ of […]
From St Catherine’s, our local Hospice At Christmas time we often wish to remember those who are special to us. Once again this Christmas we invite you to dedicate a light to the memory of your loved ones and at the same time support the work of Saint Catherine’s Hospice. Your dedication can be to […]
7.00pm Tuesday 26 November 2013 Pickering Community Junior School Middleton Rd, North Yorkshire YO18 8AJ Guest Speaker – Dave Jones, Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police Plus – Coordinator of the Year Award presentation Support your local NHW & Rural Watch Come along and have your say Free refreshments
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia is performing four classical ballets at Hull New Theatre from January 15 to 18. Formed in 1981, the Russian State Ballet of Siberia has quickly established itself as one of Russia’s leading ballet companies and has built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and unusual depth. […]
Many thanks to those who have alerted us to a few missing items on our roundup of Christmas shows. Here’s the up-dated list. Helmsley: Arts Centre (the 1812 Theatre Company), “Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp”, December 10 to 15. Leeds: Grand Theatre, Tommy Steele in “Scrooge”, November 19 to December 7, and a Northern Ballet […]
Do you look longingly at travel agents’ ads for trips to exotic Christmas markets in Germany and Scandinavia? Or wonder whether, if you drive down to the Lincoln market, you will be able to find anywhere to park? If so, why not try at a great Christmas fair much closer to home? The St Nicholas […]
Ryedale Folk Musuem have alerted us to the fact that their bid for a grant from the People’s Millions will be featured on ITV regional news tonight at 6.00pm, so if you want more information before you vote, there’s your chance.
After my latest litter-pick, I was in a bit of a quandary about which bit to focus on; but in the end I decided to lead with ‘worst-smelling thing ever picked’, and – believe it or not – this is it. I know it seems improbable, but the trouble is that when it comes to […]
If you enjoy my occasional theatre reviews (or even if you don’t) I hope you will agree that live theatre can bring pleasure, entertainment, education and inspiration into our lives. Yet it is under threat! Cuts in government spending mean reduced budgets to the Arts Council and other bodies which help support the arts, including […]
If you would like to help Ryedale Folk Museum win a grant from the People’s Millions to build a wildlife trail, remember that voting is open for ONE day only, and that day is tomorrow, MONDAY 25TH NOVEMBER. For more information, see our earlier post, or the Museum’s Facebook page called ‘Walking with Wildlife’, or […]
In a bid to pre-empt the Judicial Review on the shambolic RDC ‘wrong button’ decision Gladman have now submitted a fresh application for 225 houses in West Fields – this time without the Care Homes originally planned, and for which they were allegedly misusing the name of Methodist Homes in their scheme. The new application […]
Confused about plastic recycling? So was I, but I found this helpful explanation on what plastic can be recycled and why, on the Ryedale District Council web site. What types of plastic can I recycle? The Council only collects plastic bottles (not mixed plastics) for recycling. Plastic bottle tops can also be included for recycling. […]
Note this meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting of the Manor Vale Management Committee will be at 2.30pm on Thursday 28th November 2013 in Church House. Members of the committee are requested to attend. Members of the public and the press are also very welcome. There will be a walk round Manor Vale beforehand […]
Doctor Who is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this weekend, which includes BBC One’s greatly anticipated episode The Day of the Doctor, with numerous Time Lords returning to the tardis for a unique venture through time and space. This shake up in the cosmos has had a nationwide effect, catapulting the Victorian magicians Morgan & West […]
Ryedale police are backing a week-long national campaign to raise awareness of burglary, the handling of stolen goods and the need for residents to be vigilant and take adequate crime prevention measures. Across the country police see an increase in burglaries during November and the run- up to Christmas. In support of the campaign, North […]
AUTUMNAL LEAVES – what to do with them I am sure I am not the only one, but I still find it impossible to walk past a shiny conker and not pick it up, rub it’s smooth skin and take it home to treasure (a sign of too many children and not enough Horse Chestnut […]
Richard something or other by Shakespeare, I hear you say, didn’t we do this a few days ago? No, this is the other Richard play, the Third, in another series, concluding what was begun by the Globe Theatre company at York Theatre Royal last summer with the three parts of Henry VI. Shakespeare’s ruthless and […]
It has become an annual event for local resident June Jenkins to get together with daughter Sally to pack several shoe boxes full of gifts in support of the Children In Distress appeal which concludes today. Yesterday they met in York to buy approximately £30 of items for the six boxes they completed. However as […]
More Christmas fun for the little ones from the North York Moors Railway. The Elves have arrived early at NYMR and are inviting you and your family along for a winter wonderland day out. Our Festive friends from Make a Wish Entertainment will be returning with another exciting Story Train timetable this November. Join our […]
The reign of Richard II (1377 – 1400) was dominated by the struggle between his desire to act independently and the desire of his barons to curb his power. Shakespeare’s play focuses on the last year of the king’s life, when concerns about his unpredictability, his reliance on young favourites with whom his relationship was […]
Currently showing at Nunnington Hall is an exhibition of photographs by local photographer Joe Cornish. You may be familiar with Joe’s stunning photos of North Yorkshire countryside, coast and wildlife, but this exhibition shows him in a new light. For the last two years, he has travelled extensively overseas, to some of the world’s most […]
The lovely Timeless Treasures shop located on West End in Kirkbymoorside will be available to rent in the New Year. Miriam Everett is expanding into bigger premises which is great news for all her loyal customers. If you are interested please give Tony Everett a ring on 07900 026744. **STOP PRESS** Within hours of appearing […]
As the arctic freeze sets in don’t forget Daisy Garden Centre is now fully stocked with winter fuel. Bags of logs, coal and kindling are all available in store along with matches and fire lighters. Bags of Kindling £3.50 Large Bags of Logs £4.95 20kg Bags of Coal £5.80 (While Stocks Last) For information on […]
From North Yorkshire County Council: We have more than 50,000 tonnes of salt stockpiled throughout the county and our salt barns are full in readiness for winter. The priority during extreme weather is to keep major routes treated and passable, followed by other important routes. With a £7.1m budget, we routinely treat well over half […]
With Winter just around the corner, Ryedale District Council has teamed up with the Yorkshire Energy Partnership to help local people to save money and energy. Tips include: Turn it down: turning down your heating by 1°C could save around £65 a year Turn it off: turn off appliances and lights Boil what you need: […]
From the NYMR: He’s a man that travels the globe in just one night, so it is little wonder that St Nicholas has chosen to put his grotto aboard a train, with the welcome return of Father Christmas to our Santa Specials, services run every weekend from 30 November to 22 December, between Pickering, Grosmont […]
Churches Together are again having the Journey to Bethlehem, it is taking place on 19th December 2013 at 6.15 p.m. The Journey to Bethlehem has been part of Christmas in Kirkbymoorside for as long as any one can remember. Meeting at the Post Office at 6.15 p.m. with members of the Town Band, travelling around […]
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