Christmas at Helmsley Arts Centre

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Christmas shows

To get the best seats for the big shows on the most popular nights over the holiday season, you need to have booked long ago. But don’t despair, there are plenty of pantomimes and other Christmas shows which still have seats available. Here’s a roundup of the shows within striking distance of Kirkbymoorside; if you […]

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WEA talk on local wartime bombardment

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Daisy Garden Centre news

Daisy’s have asked that we highlight that they now have on sale festive wreaths and potted Christmas trees. Cut trees should arrive on the weekend.

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Santa’s sleigh on its way to Ryedale – with Lions

Santa and his sleigh are heading Ryedale way again with the Ryedale Lions Club on his pre-Christmas tour to meet the children around the district. Father Christmas will be making his debut at the switch-on of Pickering’s Christmas lights in the Market Place on Saturday, November 29 before climbing aboard his sleigh and calling at […]

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Want to know more about Fracking?

The Town Council have organised the following presentation on December 12th.

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One day fruit tree grafting course

Kirkby Fruit Project is running a fruit tree grafting course in Kirkbymoorside on Friday 27th February from10.30am to 3.00pm., taught by Hilary Dodson, chairperson of the Northern Fruit Group. Participants will have the chance to graft two small apple trees to take home. The rootstock used can be grown on to suit any size of […]

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Local artist exhibits at York solicitors

John Creighton, an established artist living and working in Appleton-le-Moors, has a new exhibition on now in York. John has had recent exhibitions in The Mercer Gallery in Harrogate, The Crescent in Scarborough, the City Art Gallery in Doncaster and the Python Gallery in Middlesbrough. In this new exhibition, he shows key works from the […]

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Chapel launch seasonal ‘Follow the Star’ trail

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Christmas events this week – reminder!

Christmas in Kirkbymoorside begins this week, with the return of two regular annual events offering opportunities to do your Christmas shopping without leaving the town. The Christmas Fair, which probably needs no introduction, and this year promises to be better than ever, is next Saturday, November 29, and will be followed by the first ever […]

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This week’s good cause (24/52): Sight Support Ryedale

Some weeks ago in the ‘good cause’ slot, we showcased British Wireless for the Blind. Losing your eyesight is such a horrible prospect that we have no hesitation in featuring another charity supporting those with visual impairment, and this time one specific to our area: Sight Support Ryedale. With headquarters in Malton, Sight Support Ryedale […]

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Parliamentary candidates, Labour and Lib Dems

The Green Party is meeting today to decide whether to set up a constituency association, and if so, whether to put up a candidate in the next general election. The Conservatives have already announced that Kevin Hollinrake will be their candidate to succeed sitting MP  Ann Macintosh, who has been de-selected. Meanwhile there is news […]

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December walk with Ryedale Walking Group

Time to get in shape for Christmas! On Saturday 6 December, Ryedale Walking Group will be doing a 9.75 mile linear walk from Lockton to Pickering (moderate, 1200ft ascent and 1600ft descent). Coastliner bus : Eastgate 9.34am.    New members, and their four footed companions, welcome.   For further details contact Eric on 01751 474 […]

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Greens to set up local constituency group

A plan to form a Thirsk & Malton Green Party will be discussed at a meeting to be held at The Blue Ball Inn, Malton at 2.00 pm, tomorrow, Saturday November 22. This meeting is for members and supporters of The Green Party but anyone interested in The Green Party and its policies is welcome […]

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Bus services over Christmas and New Year

From the EYMS, operators of the 128 Helmsley to Scarborough bus service: We know that some of you start planning your Christmas and New Year travel early, so here is a summary of when buses will be running over the festive period. We’ll have much more detailed information available on our website a bit nearer […]

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Do you have what it takes to check prisoner welfare, custody conditions and police behaviour?

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has responsibility for a team of ‘Independent Custody Visitors who are a team of volunteers who make unannounced visits to police stations in North Yorkshire. They speak with people detained in custody, check their welfare and the conditions in which they are being held and submit […]

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Last posting dates for Christmas

Last posting dates for Christmas have a nasty habit of sneaking past you while you are still thinking about buying the cards, so take note! The last dates for “international economy mail” (what we used to call surface mail) are long gone (the earliest was September 29, would you believe?). Last dates for overseas air […]

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Burglary at Kirkbymoorside

On Tuesday 18 November 2014 (yesterday evening) between 1140-1445 hours a burglary occurred at a premises on Lime Chase, Kirkbymoorside. Were you in the vicinity at the time and observed anything suspicious? A very distinctive item of jewellery was stolen which was a 14 ct gold 20 inch pendant necklace with the face of Jesus […]

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December walks with the Ramblers

Just four walks in December with the local group of the Ramblers, but they include one just before and one just after Christmas, so if all the mince pies are getting to your waist line, this is your opportunity to do something about it. 7th December Kirkham Priory 5 miles, grid ref. SE 735 658, […]

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NYMR Archivist to give talk on its history

“The North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Local Industrial History” is the next in the winter series of talks offered by the Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society. The speaker is Mark Sissons, Archivist for the NYMR. There is a lot of historical information about the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on its web site, under the information […]

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New guidance on Building Regulations

A new website, designed to make the minefield of Building Regulations easier to navigate, has been launched by the North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership (NYBCP). The website provides information on the many aspects of Building Regulations needed by residents of local districts, including Ryedale, when altering their properties. North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership (NYBCP) provides […]

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NYMR announces events for 2015

It isn’t even Christmas yet, but if you are into forward planning and already thinking about what you might do next year, you will be pleased to hear that the North Yorkshire Moors Railway has announced the dates of it major events for 2015: February 14 – 22 Teddy Bear Week March 6 – 8  […]

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Exhibition rounds off exceptional year for gallery

‘New Ground’, an exhibition by printmaker Hester Cox and ceramicist Charlotte Morrison which opens on 20 November, rounds off the current programme of exhibitions at the North York Moors’ Inspired by… gallery in what has been the best year in its seven year history. Located within The Moors National Park Centre at Danby, the gallery […]

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Manor Vale Management Committee Meeting 26 November

The next meeting of the Manor Vale Management Committee will be at 11am on Wednesday 26th November 2014 in The Moorside Room, 9 Church Street, Kirkbymoorside. 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 for […]

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Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan

Police & Crime Commissioner Webchat 19 November 2014

Do you have a question for Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner? Julia Mulligan, is hosting a live webchat to give the residents of North Yorkshire the opportunity to ask any questions they have on the recently updated Police and Crime Plan. The webchat will take place on Wednesday 19 November at 7.00pm. […]

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Manor Vale coppicing

The Environment Group is supporting the care of Manor Vale Wood in Kirkbymoorside. We have already helped with coppicing and meadow mowing in this ancient woodland. We hope to try our hand at hedge laying before too long. Our next project day is Friday 21st November. We start at 10 am – meet at the […]

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Ryedale Family History Group next meeting

On 19 November 7.00pm for 7.30pm, at Hovingham Village Hall, Main Street, Hovingham YO62 4JZ. Robin Lidster, will be giving an illuminated talk using a magic lantern that is over a 100 years old and featuring original glass slides showing images from the late 1800s, of the coastal areas of Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay and […]

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History Coffee Morning & Book Launch

Come along and see us in the Moorside Room (Old Library) for a cup of tea/coffee and a chat. We will also have two new books for sale just before Christmas – ideal stocking fillers!  

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Age UK shop Christmas evening

From Carol, Rachael, Dorothy and all the team at the Age UK shop: Our annual Christmas evening is on Tuesday 25th November between 5.00 and 7.00 pm. Lots and lots of Christmas dresses, shoes, handbags, Christmas trees, trimmings, toys, etc. We also have a collection of new items, cards, calenders, ladies and mens underwear, thermal […]

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This week’s good cause (23/52): the Woodland Trust centenary wood appeal

Last week we featured the British Legion poppy appeal, and promised for this week another good cause directly linked to the commemoration of the outbreak of the First World War. We have chosen the Woodland Trust appeal to plant four commemorative woods, one of the most ambitious planting projects in the history of the Trust. […]

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