Kirkbymoorside JFC v Heslerton JFC (Under 8’s) – 14 Nov. 2010

Kirkby Under 8’s at home this time. Just as last week, both teams enjoyed a close encounter a 0-0 resulting. As you’ll see though it was an exciting game which was thoroughly enjoyed by all the watching parents and supporters. After the game both teams stood respectfully for one minute to mark Remembrance Day. Enjoy […]

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Kirkbymoorside Town Council By-Election Declaration

Joe Coughlan – 416 Sarah Ward – 288 Martin Brampton – 429 Trevor Boddy – 121 Angus Alexander – 144 Judy Watson – 274 Congratulations to Martin and Joe who have been elected to serve on the Kirkbymoorside Town Council.

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Election Day

The six candidates for the two available Town Council positions are: Joe Coughlan, Angus Alexander, Sarah Ward, Martin Brampton, Trevor Boddy and Judy Watson. The poll closes at 10.00pm with the result declared, according to one of the poll officials, on the steps of the Memorial Hall some time after 11.00pm. The announcement will be […]

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White Horse Pub conversion plan approved

Plans to alter the Grade II listed building on the corner of Market Place and West End have been approved by Ryedale District Council. The scheme will see the pub converted to provide four houses, two flats and two ground floor retail units. The White Horse ceased trading in July this year.

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Making a stand in Kirkbymoorside

The following is from the Gazette & Herald letters column from electoral candiate Angus Alexander: IN reply to Coun Donald, I was amazed to read his attack on Chris Knowles, who has attempted to be reasonable in putting the best interests of Kirkbymoorside first. The town council continues to be deeply unpopular and morally indefensible. […]

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Kirkby’s Children’s Centre hits the ROKs

As many of you may have heard in the national news, ROK – the building company responsible for contructing Kirkby’s Children’s Centre, yesterday went into administration. It was less than a month ago when this website posted an entry called ‘What is that being built in front of the school?’ Now the site, devoid of […]

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Kirkby ‘Ceilidh’ – 20 November

St Chads Church invite you to enjoy an evening with Ampleforth Ceilidh Band at the Memorial Hall on Saturday November 20th, 7.30-10.30pm. Tickets: Adults £7.50 Children £5.00 Family Ticket £20 (2 adults + 2 under 18s) Includes: entry, buffet supper and free ticket for prize draw. Please bring your own alcoholic drinks.Tickets available from Summit […]

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Good news for Ryedale & Yorkshire

Firstly, the district has been voted one of friendliest places to live in England. Of people questioned in the Ryedale district, 93.1 per cent said neighbours looked out for each other. The figure was higher only in Eden, in Cumbria (93.6 per cent), East Dorset (93.4 per cent) and Hart, in Hampshire (93.4 per cent). […]

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Ryedale Voluntary & Community Sector Forum – 25 November

The Market Room at theMemorial Hall Kirkbymoorside at 7pm(Refreshments available from 6.45pm) At this Forum presentations will include; · ‘The 2011 Census is Coming’, John Wood (Area Manager for Ryedale) will talk about the 2011 Census and its importance to your Community· Mike I’Anson will explain the work of Helmsley Walled Garden· Kirkbymoorside Environment & […]

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Video: Town Council Electoral Candidate Joe Coughlan

(Filmed by the candidate) The other candidates are – Angus Alexander, Sarah Ward, Martin Brampton, Trevor Boddy and Judy Watson.

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Video: Town Council Electoral Candidate Sarah Ward

(Filmed by the candidate) The other candidates are – Angus Alexander, Joe Coughlan, Martin Brampton, Trevor Boddy and Judy Watson.

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Video: Town Council Electoral Candidate Trevor Boddy

(Filmed by the candidate) The other candidates are – Angus Alexander, Joe Coughlan, Martin Brampton, Sarah Ward and Judy Watson.

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Video: Charlie Grumbley – storyteller

Performing at the Penny Bank Cafe Kirkbymoorside, October 6th 2010. Watch an interview with Charlie.

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Video: The Ruby Larks

Performing at the Penny Bank Cafe Kirkbymoorside, October 6th 2010. Visit their website. Watch Les Boughton performing at the same event.

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Christmas Art Exhibition 27/ 28 November

From 12.00 – 4.00pm at 41 Feversham Drive, Kirkbymoorside – free entry plus mulled wine, mince pies and raffle. Paintings, prints, cards, knitted gifts, Christmas decorations, cakes, jams and chutneys will be on sale. Raffle and donations will support All Saints Church Roof Fund and Disaster Emergency Relief.

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Video: Town Council Electoral Candidate Angus Alexander

(Filmed by the candidate) The other candidates are – Trevor Boddy, Joe Coughlan, Martin Brampton, Sarah Ward and Judy Watson.

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Kirkbymoorside famous Give or Take Day – 14 November

Swap the things you don’t want for the things you do – FOR FREE! From 10.00 am – 4.00pm at the Memorial Hall, Sunday November 14th. Goods may be delivered 2.00 – 4.00pm in the Dug Out beneath the Memorial Hall on Saturday November 13th or from 9.00am in the main hall on the day […]

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Video: Town Council Electoral Candidate Martin Brampton

This is the first of what I hope will be a complete set of short videos from the candidates for the Town Council election on November 11th. (Filmed by the candidate) Visit Martin Brampton’s website. Keep a look out for further electoral videos which will be added in the days ahead. The other candidates are […]

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Planning blueprint is given green light by North York Moors National Park Authority

Ryedale’s planning blueprint for the next 16 years has been given the green light by the North York Moors National Park Authority. The plan, which has yet to be formally approved by the district council, envisages 200 new homes a year being built up to 2026, with 1,500 in Malton and Norton, 750 in Pickering, […]

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Appeal for historical help

The Kirkbymoorside History Group (KHG) has been researching and collecting memories and photographs relating to the Adela Shaw Hospital formerly known as the Yorkshire Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital. Once a centre of excellence, this part of the town’s history had slipped out of sight and newer residences were unaware that Kirbymoorside ever had a hospital. Many […]

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Ryedale artist at work in Kirkbymoorside

Jonathan Pomroy, a freelance wildlife and landscape artist based in Ampleforth, has in recent days been in Kirkbymoorside. The focus of his attention has been waxwings which have come down from Scotland. You can see his waxwing sketches and watercolours here. Note: Jonathan has been in contact about further visits to Kirkbymorside. He says: “was […]

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Video: Amazing coverage of the recent floods in Manor Vale

See also BBC coverage, the Northern Echo and the Gazette & Herald.

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Council leader backs town homes

Plans to build 46 new homes in Kirkbymoorside have been welcomed by the district’s leading councillor, Keith Knaggs. David Wilson Homes Yorkshire has submitted plans to Ryedale District Council to build the development on the former site of Russells Ltd in New Road, Kirkbymoorside. The development would include eight four-bedroom homes, 16 three-bedroom homes, 20 two-bedroom […]

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Training Apprenticeships at Ryedale Printing Group

There are currently 3 vacancies in Kirkbymoorside at the Ryedale Printing Group for sales administrator appentices (2) and a telesales apprentice (1). Both positions are an excellent opportunity for a young person (16-24) in the area to gain hands on experience as well as gain a recognised qualification.  The positions are full time with a salary of £100 […]

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Old Kirkbymoorside library grant bid on hold

THE application for a government loan to carry out the planned £175,000 conversion of Kirkbymoorside’s old library into town council offices and a meeting room has been put on hold. The move follows recent controversy over the town council’s plan for the building in Church Street. In a statement this week, the council said it […]

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Buying from Amazon? Please go via the Town Blog

Want to support the Town Blog and it not cost you a penny? If you’re not able to support the Town Blog by donating or advertising to help with the running costs, you could always order your Amazon things via the Town Blog, passing us some pennies – at no expense to you. Obviously if […]

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Police advice for Halloween

Image via Wikipedia Parents should take responsibility for their children’s behaviour – know where they are at all times, and follow a few key dos and don’ts. Do: • Only trick or treat in your own neighbourhood unless you’re with an adult• Stay in well lit areas where there are plenty of houses• Make sure […]

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Kirkbymoorside library decision

The following is a letter in the Gazette & Herald from Chris Knowles: MAY I be the first to congratulate Kirkbymoorside Town Council on its magnificent transformation from farcical television sitcom to a very serious documentary on the deficiencies of our local government rules in the space of two meetings? Its handling of the Old […]

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Kirkbymoorside Christmas Market – 27 November

Organised by the Kirkbymoorside Business Partnership the event will be opened by the brass band at 1.00pm and will culminate with the Christmas Lights switch on at 5.00pm. There will be a funfair, street music, arts and crafts and ice sculptures, as well as a visit from Santa with one of his reindeer.

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One Lot remaining from Kirkby land sale

Savills have reported that after the recent Kirkbymoorside land sale just one lot remains which they are readvertising. Lot 5, about 7.6 acres of grassland, which can be separated into 2 paddocks, has a guide price of £40,000 each. See further details here. Potential purchasers should contact Sarah Hinchliffe by email or phone 01904 617819.

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