Autumn courses with Pickering WEA

Three new courses offered by the Pickering branch of the WEA begin shortly, catering for a range of interests. Beading for Beginners is an introductory course for complete beginners, in workshop format with an experienced tutor, materials available for purchase. £50 for six sessions, Wednesdays from September 16, 1.00 to 3.30 pm. Tragedy and the […]

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The bones of Fishergate, York

Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society kicks off its winter programme of talks on Friday September 18 with “Meat, Markets and Provisioning – the Many Bones of Fishergate” by Professor Terry O’Connor, lately of the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. Professor O’Connor explains: Archaeological excavations in York usually produce large quantities of animal […]

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JMK charity tractor run, next Sunday

Malcolm Simpson first has the idea to hold a charity tractor run in memory of his late uncle to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care in 2005. The JMK Memorial Tracor Run was intended to be a one-off, but a superb turnout, a fantastic lunch supplied by the Kirkbymoorside Marie Curie Support Group, and […]

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Council offers subsidised home compost bins

Following last year’s successful sale of reduced price compost bins, Ryedale District Council is repeating the offer, to encourage residents to start home composting. Together with York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership, the Council is holding a one-day subsidised sale of compost bins on Saturday, September 26 at the Council’s Streetscene depot in Showfield Lane, […]

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Facebook page for Kirkby blog

The blog now has a Facebook page! You can find it by clicking here. Why not ‘like’ the page, and check in regularly for updates, reminders, and breaking news.

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Countryfile features new potash mine

Last Sunday’s edition of the TV programme Countryfile on BBC1 included an item discussing the pros and cons of the contoversial new potash mine on the North York Moors.  You can find the full programme on BBC iPlayer, but unless you are interested in life in Powys, you need to skip to about 27 minutes […]

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Kirkby fundraiser among those honoured by hospice

St Catherine’s Hospice has honoured its loyal Ryedale volunteers who have supported it for the past 30 years. The stalwarts are being awarded an engraved glass shield. Among those receiving awards are members from the Helmsley support group, including Rita Brown, who first started fundraising door-to-door with a charity Christmas card catalogue, but then started […]

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A folly, a pie, and other walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Lots of interesting walks coming up in the near future with Ryedale Walking Group, including what must be the last few chances to enjoy a summer’s evening walk before the autumn is upon us and the light is no longer sufficient. Day walks Sunday 29 August, from Sutton Bank to Boltby and back, 9 miles […]

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Meet Rick Stein at Waterstones, York

A treat for cookbook fans, chef Rick Stein will be at Waterstones bookstore in York signing copies of his mouth-watering new book, From Venice to Istanbul. Saturday September 5 at 1.00 pm. This latest book is a tie-in with a BBC2  television series in which Rick Stein embarked on a new gastronomic road trip from Venice […]

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North Yorkshire Police seek volunteers

North Yorkshire Police are looking for volunteers for a number of exciting opportunities across the county.Police Support Volunteers are much valued members of the policing family who give up their free time to help the police keep North Yorkshire one of the safest places in the country. They carry out various roles from ensuring vehicles […]

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Helping the District get cheaper energy bills

From Choices 4 Energy: Choices 4 Energy is an energy efficiency advice centre set up to provide advice on how residents of the borough can save money on their energy bills. To help residents in the District get a better deal on their energy bills, Scarborough Borough Council and Ryedale District Council are working with […]

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This week’s good cause (36/52): Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is the UK blood cancer charity: behind those two scary medical terms lurk over 100 different blood cancers and related disorders. What this charity does is very simple: “We stop people dying from blood cancer”. When it began in 1960, a blood cancer diagnosis was virtually a death sentence. Now nine […]

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September walks with the Ramblers

Hoping for some warm, dry, sunny weather in September, the local branch of the Ramblers have no less than eight walks planned. 2nd September: Stainburn Moor CP, 10 miles, grid ref. SE 236 522, Leader J. McCreery. AND Sinnington village green, 10 miles, grid ref. SE 744 858, Leader M. Waind. 10.30 am start for […]

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Whitby deed box up for auction

In today’s world few of us have need of a safe or security deposit box – everything has been digitised and paperwork is more likely to be found on a hard-drive or memory stick. However, at the height of the Victorian era, the deed box was an essential way of securing important documents, property deeds […]

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Work in the Churchyard

Regular visitors to All Saints Churchyard may have noticed the spreading damage to our weeping ash, caused by rot and decay in one of the main branches. With the assistance of a grant from the Kirkbymoorside Town Council, the PCC were able to employ a tree surgeon to remove the affected branches which will help to retain this iconic […]

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Splash of Colour

Despite numerous attempts to keep the Millennium Garden next to All Saints Church accessible, it is often overgrown. However one local resident took the initiative and, with permission, scattered a packet of wildflower seeds last year onto a patch of earth. They grew well and thankfully have taken again this year. They provide a wonderful splash of colour and seem popular […]

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Ryedale Family History Group Sept meeting

Wednesday 16th September at 7.30pm at The Village Hall, Hovingham, York YO62 4LX Our speakers that night are a threesome talking about The Sheriff Hutton History Archive, Margaret Thompson, Peter Brown and Meg Ashbridge.

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Protest as North Yorkshire gas drilling application approved

Campaigners held a silent protest as the North York Moors National Park Authority approved an application to drill for gas. Third Energy plans to conventionally drill at Ebberston Moor South and build an eight-mile (13.9 km) pipeline to a generating station at Knapton. Protestors claimed water produced during drilling, which is then reinjected into the […]

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New natural play area at Sutton Bank National Park Centre

A new creative area for natural play has been developed at Sutton Bank National Park Centre, using natural landscape features to provide a place for adventure, challenge and fun for children of all ages. Tracks and tree stumps, round-houses, tree-house and sand ‘pools’ invite imaginative games in an iconic location at the gateway to the […]

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Sutton Bank to close for maintenance

If you’re planning on driving west in the near future, be warned that Sutton Bank is to be closed for two weeks in order for essential maintenance work to be carried out. North Yorkshire County Council has said that in addition to the annual maintenance work carried out on the road to ensure it is […]

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Could you be the next Adam, Eve, Noah or Satan?

Local performers are being invited to audition for the York Mystery Plays, when they return to York Minster in summer 2016 for only the second time in their history. The team is kicking off the casting process with a series of briefing events throughout September where community performers can learn more about the production from […]

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Ryedale Book Festival 2015

Enjoy reading a good book? Then head to Malton 10-11th October for the 4th Ryedale Book Festival. The varied programme includes over 40 quality literary events to suit all readers. Highlights include a lunch with Clare Morpurgo, a workshop with book sculptress Su Blackwell, comedy from poet John Hegley, a celebration of Yorkshire life with […]

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Autumn adult education courses in Ryedale

Today’s autumnal weather might encourage you to think of more sedentary occupations for the coming season. If a bit of self- improvement is on your agenda, take a look at the North Yorkshire County Council’s new adult learning courses beginning in September. Kirkbymoorside seems to be a hotbed of water colourists, with courses for beginners […]

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Ryedale Council faces £150,000 bill over Malton supermarket row

In case you missed it on the BBC news: A council is facing a bill of more than £150,000 after losing legal action over plans for a supermarket. Ryedale District Council granted planning permission for the supermarket on Malton’s Wentworth Street car park in 2012. The Fitzwilliam Estate (Malton) won a judicial review against the […]

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Kirkbymoorside Community First Responders seeks new volunteers

The Kirkbymoorside group needs some more volunteers to keep us going. CFRs are unpaid volunteers who are trained by the Ambulance Service to attend local life threatening medical emergencies in your own car before the ambulance can get there. The commitment, once you are trained, is not demanding, less than a week each month with […]

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Learn about free online family history resources

Apologies for the short notice but this Wednesday the Ryedale Family History Group have a talk by Ian Hartas which will outline the free sources of online information available if you wish to research indexes relating to births, marriages and deaths. The talk will be held at the RVS Hungate Community Centre, Pickering at 7.30. […]

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Kirkbymoorside WI meetings

The meetings are at the Methodist Chapel on Piercy End. Find out about the benefits of joining your local WI. Mon Sept 7th 7.1 Lockton and Levisham Handbell Ringers. Other groups invited. Refreshments provided. Mon Oct 5th 2.15 The Good Life, part 1. Maureen Sutcliffe entertains us with tales of setting up a smallholding. Mon […]

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Autumn films at the Helmsley Arts Centre

For all you film buffs who are into forward planning, here’s the Helmsley Arts Centre list of offerings through to the end of November.

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Neville’s Island returns to the SJT in Scarborough

Now showing at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough is Neville’s Island by well-known playwright Tim Firth, whose credits include Our House, Sign of the Times, and the stage adaptation of Calendar Girls. Commissioned by Alan Ayckbourn, and first staged at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round at Westwood in June 1992, Neville’s Island […]

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Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band and Fire Brigade are honoured Guests at Himmighausen Millenium Celebrations

The award winning Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band, and representatives of the Kirkbymoorside Town Retained Fire Brigade, have completed a highly successful visit to Himmighausen, Germany in this the Band’s 200th anniversary year. The band and representatives of the fire brigade were formally invited as honoured guests to the 150th Schutzenfest (shooting festival) to celebrate Himmighausen’s […]

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