Notes on the Town Meeting – September 1st

The following notes taken and submitted to the Town Blog by Susan Williams – Foxglove Cottage, West End KMS. The official Town Council Minutes for this meeting will be posted as soon as they become available. Notes: These notes were taken by me (Susan Williams) to record this meeting. They are an accurate reflection of what […]

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Frankie Howerd

‘Titter Ye Not ‘- Frankie Howerd comes to Kirkbymoorside – 10 October

   Dominic Goodwin tells about his latest show ‘Up Frankie’ – a warm and highly entertaining romp through the life of one of Britain’s most revered comedians – Frankie Howerd. The Kirkbymoorside show is on October 10th at the Memorial Hall, 7.30 start. The tour continues until Sunday 21st November. Tickets are available from Summit […]

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Council beseiged again over old Kirkbymoorside library scheme

MEMBERS of the town council came under fire again this week amid accusations about the way they have handled controversial plans to transform a former library. More than 200 residents of Kirkbymoorside attended the monthly meeting of the town council on Monday where the main item on the agenda centred on the future of the Old […]

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Savills

Land available in Kirkbymoorside

Image via Wikipedia Described as a diverse portfolio of farm buildings, agricultural land and woodland has just come on to the market with Savills – some 98.5 acres in total. It all lies in the vicinity of Swineherd Lane. (A swineherd is of course the old term to describe a modern day pig farmer). More […]

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Video: Kirkbymoorside School welcomes FILMCLUB

There are thousands of schools across the UK that have taken up the free offer from FILMCLUB to set up an after-school film club with films from partner LoveFilm. Kirkbymoorside School in North Yorkshire have recently joined and, with the help of FilmClub on the Road, they launched their weekly club with a showing of […]

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Vacancy for a Town Councillor

Victoria Ellis, Town Clerk, has asked that this opportunity is posted on the Town Blog. The following is taken from the Town Council website. DO YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN LOCAL ISSUES? WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN YOUR COMMUNITY? THERE IS CURRENTLY ONE VACANCY ON THE TOWN COUNCIL WHICH IS TO BE […]

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Kirkbymoorside Town Council meeting 20 September

The following is a personal view from Sarah Ward who was present at the Town Council meeting held at the Primary School tonight. The Town Blog would welcome responses to Sarah’s review of the meeting via the comments box link below. What a farce! Kirkbymoorside Town Council meeting 20th September There were some amusing moments […]

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Video: Kirkbymoorside Junior Football – Sunday 19 September

Both the Under 9’s and Under 10’s played on Sunday morning against Cayton and Phoenix FC in the Scarborough Minors League. Filming involved going between the two pitches and I somehow manged to miss most of the goals and had a battery crisis at one point but hopefully I managed to catch everyone on film. […]

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Video: Kirkbymoorside Business Partnership celebrate an evening to remember

Over 70 people, all armed with antiques and curios for valuing, were entertained and educated on Saturday night by visiting auctioneer and valuer Steve Bruce FNAVA. Steve came at the invitation of the Kirkbymoorside Business Partnership – a group set up to support and promote the town and it’s businesses. The aim of the evening […]

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Artist/maker/constructor(s) wanted at Kirkbymoorside School

Years 3 & 5 at Kirkbymoorside Primary School would like some help in designing and constructing a (or some) structure/sculpture/’thing’ that will help all pupils to explore science. It might have bits to take off it to use around the grounds, it might do something as a whole structure, it might be an experience in […]

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The Penny Bank Collective – 6 October

The Penny Bank Collective is a collection of musicians who like to play and sing with different members. There will be music, poetry and storytelling along with Tapas, wine and nibbles. Tickets will be available from the Penny Bank Cafe at £4.00, paying for tapas and wine and lager is extra.  The guest group this […]

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Video: New charity shop to open in Kirkbymoorside

Supporters of the the proposed Children’s Eco Building, Judith Overfield and Helen Gundry, talk about the background to the project and the imminent opening of their charity shop. As mentioned in the video on Tuesday 28th September, at the Old Canteen and starting at 7.30pm, there will be a presentation about the design by Charlotte Harrison […]

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It’s a small world

Tony Everett and Angus Ashworth’s plans for Cook’s yard, which were recently outlined in the Gaztte & Herald, have been picked up on a US home and garden blog. Read all about it here. I have contacted the editor, who I think is based in Indianapolis, and sent her a link to Tony & Angus’s […]

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Great conversion

Thought you might enjoy seeing this picture of a grain bin that was converted into a farm cottage. Got me thinking about possible adaptations for new scout hut! Suggestions welcome….!

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Poster to be seen on a window near you soon

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Kirkbymoorside United Charities – an overview

As the Town Council will be appointing four trustees to this town charity at their next meeting I thought it might be useful to profile them and their work. This information is publicly available on Guidestar UK. Charity number: 232914 Trustees (from the Public Register of Charities) MRS JUNE COOK MR NIGEL RICHARDSON MRS LESLEY […]

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Spending on Kirkbymoorside library building

REFER to Mr & Mrs Magson’s letter in the Gazette & Herald asking Kirkbymoorside Town Council to justify spending £175,000 on repairs and refurbishment of the former library in Church Street. The old library building is an iconic building, one of the oldest public buildings at the centre of the conservation area. Sadly, very little […]

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Agenda for Town Council Meeting – 20th September

KIRKBYMOORSIDE TOWN COUNCILThe ShamblesCrown SquareKirkbymoorsideYorkYO62 6AYTel: 01751 432217email: town.clerk@kirkbymoorsidetowncouncil.gov.uk NOTICE is hereby given that the next Ordinary Meeting of KIRKBYMOORSIDE TOWN COUNCIL will be held at Kirkbymoorside County Primary School on Monday 20 September 2010 at 7:30pm and all Members of the said Council are hereby summoned and required to attend to transact the business […]

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Consultation on the Children’s Eco-building

Kirkbymoorside & District Pre-School Playgroup and Kirby Kids Club would like to invite you to a Consultation evening where you can see the proposed design for our new premises. As you may know, our current premises is The Old Canteen on Westfields, below the Primary School. It is soon to be demolished, and we are […]

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Kirkbymoorside celebrates Roald Dahl – 15 October

Roald Dahl Day takes place every year, today on 13th September, the birthday of the World’s No. 1 Storyteller. Actually, such is the success of the celebration, this year for the first time it lasts a whole month – read all about it in today’s Guardian. So it’s appropriate that today on the town blog we hand over to Sue Wright […]

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Ex mayor urges town council to have trust in residents

Many readers will no doubt be aware that Kirkbymoorside has recently witnessed an upsurge of interest in local government – along with anger at perceptions of its disconnectedness from its electorate. Much was said at the 1st September Town Meeting which paves the way for both council and electors to realise the Town Council’s stated […]

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New Scout Hut

At the last meeting of the Kirkby Scout Group trustees it was decided to begin what undoubtedly will be a long journey to acquiring a new Scout Hut. The current hut in Manor Vale has served the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts well over many years but it is in a very dilapadated state and, until […]

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Spot the Ball

A first half shot from the Moorsiders ended up high in an ash tree behind the visitors goal and … well … stayed there. I’m reliably informed by Tim Elliott that match balls cost £60 so doubtless some brave soul will be dispatched to retrieve it. You’ll be relieved to know the team’s shooting improved […]

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Video: Kirkbymoorside embroiderer Colleen Nicoll – a lifetime passion

What a pleasure it was visiting Colleen Nicoll this morning. Not only is she a highly skilled and creative craftswoman but her passion for embroidery was so catching even I felt moved to give it a go – especially when Colleen invited me to her York Dolly Birds Group! Apologies for the slightly shaky camera […]

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Kirkbymoorside Walk – 18 September

Image via Wikipedia Sample the delights of the countryside right on our doorstep with an easy six mile walk from the town centre with the Ryedale Walking Group. The group is based in Pickering, but organises walks all over Ryedale and beyond. On Saturday 18th September, the walk is led by KMS resident John Stewart, […]

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Cash in the Attic – please support

PLEASE SUPPORT BY COMING ALONG all monies raised go towards the good works of KBP Kirkbymoorside Business Partnership (KBP) present a ‘Fun Evening of Antiques’ with Steven Bruce FNAVA (Independent Fine Art Auctioneer & Valuer) on September 18th at the Memorial Hall. Bring along an item to be valued and enjoy a pie and pea […]

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There’s treasure in them hills…

Get out with your punnets this weekend to pick the blackberries that are aplenty in the fields above the children’s play area and in the vicinity of the pond. This lot was picked in very little time. Superstition in the UK holds that blackberries should not be picked after Michaelmas (29 September) as the devil […]

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No EGM to take place on Old Library issue

In response to a question querying whether the Town Council were going to have an Emergency General Meeting, as passed at the recent Town Meeting, the following response was provided by the Town Clerk. Town Council Standing Order 4 An EXTRAORDINARY meeting of the Council may be called at any time by the Chairman of […]

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Stand-in mayor urged to quit in Kirkbymoorside council office row

ANGRY residents have demanded a halt to a controversial scheme to spend up to £175,000 to transform a former library into council offices. Their anger against Kirkbymoorside Town Council spilled over at a three-hour town meeting in a packed Memorial Hall. Many were angry with suggestions from the top table that there could be legal […]

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Calling all artists in Kirkbymoorside

A new venture, which I came across on Twitter, has been launched which is fast creating a collection of short films made in and around Yorkshire. Yorkshire Telly is an online stage for artists to share their work, network and potentially form collaborations. Proposals can come from anywhere in the world – the only catch is that all filming takes place in Yorkshire – but […]

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