Video: Kirkbymoorside Natural Health Centre

One of the original founder members, Julie Watson, talks about how Kirkbymoorside Natural Health Centre came into being and has developed, in just ten years, into a thriving practice for complementary therapies. In the weeks ahead video interviews with the Moorsider are planned with all the practitioners who work in the centre. Visit the Kirkbymoorside […]

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Play Rangers draw large numbers

Kirkbymoorside’s play area was a sight to behold today as over 50 children and parents went to see what the Ryedale Play Rangers had on offer as part of their summer activity programme. Nobody was disappointed as a wide range of games and activities to suit all ages were facilitated by an excellent team of […]

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Kirkby garden party success, despite the rain

After a sunny morning everyone was hopeful that the promised showers wouldn’t materialise and Jo Maxwell’s fundraising garden party would remain dry. It wasn’t to be but the rain, when it finally arrived, only added to what was a lovely afternoon spent in the Maxwell’s lovely garden eating delicious cakes and drinking tea. Sheltering under […]

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Antique shop not to close says Tony

Despite letters to the Gazette & Herald, the second of which can be read here, Tony Everett, owner of Moorside Antiques is keen to let everyone know this is not the case. The rumours have almost certainly started because of Tony’s planned move to the old dairy yard on the A170 (watch Tony’s video outlining […]

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Video: Charlie Grumbley – Kirkbymoorside window cleaner and storyteller

One of Kirkbymoorside’s most recognisable personalities, Charlie Grumbley, tells how he became a window cleaner, his thoughts on the town as a place to live and work and of his ongoing apprenticeship in the art of storytelling. Many thanks to Charlie for sharing his story with us. If you would like to find out more […]

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Tour Kirkbymoorside using Google Street View

View Larger MapYou can have some fun seeing the town via Google Street View – this is described by the company as ‘being the last zoom layer on the map – when you’ve zoomed all the way in you find yourself virtually standing on the street’. To move around just place your cursor over the […]

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Old Kirkby Slideshow

Grateful thanks to Robin Butler, town historian, for giving permission to reproduce these images. For those wishing to discover more of the history of our town, view the ‘Kirkbymoorside’s History Trail’. A booklet is also available from the Town Council Office and Summit Bookshop. Yorkshire History Books & DVDs

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Kirkbymoorside mayor, Coun Joe Coughlan, resigns over plans for new headquarters

Kirkbymoorside has been stunned by the resignation of its town mayor, Coun Joe Coughlan, who has quit in protest at the council’s decision to make its new headquarters in the former county library. Coun Coughlan said later he could not support the spending of £175,000 on converting the historic building in Church Street, which is […]

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Call for an emergency public meeting

Michelle Sleightholme of West End DIY says: Dear neighbours and fellow residents of Kirkbymoorside – please call at West End DIY as soon as possible and sign a petition that states: “We the undersigned think the Kirkbymoorside Town Council should hold a Public Consultation to discuss their plans to borrow £182,000 and change the old Library into a Town […]

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Theatre: ‘Wind in the Willows’ comes to town

A new, full length, interactive, physical and musical theatre adaptation of the children’s classic is at Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall this Tues and Weds (27th and 28th July). Tickets are available from Summit Bookshop and the Penny Bank Cafe. A family audience of fellow animals and friendly humans are invited to Toad Hall to see Ratty, […]

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Event: Environment Group Cake and Plant Stall – Aug. 11th

Where: Kirkbymoorside Market near Penny Bank Cafe. Cakes/buns/biscuits, plus plants, can be left with June Emerson at 8 Rivis Square on the 10th August, if she is not in they can be left round the back and a note put through the door. Rivis Square is the cul-de-sac of new houses just up behind the […]

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Kirkby School end of year news 2010

We have come to the end of another really successful year; it does not seem two minutes since we were starting back to school in September trying to imagine what life would be like without Mrs Carnley. We have survived the year but it has been really lovely to see her every Tuesday, listening to […]

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Video: Creating a community opera

Kirkbymoorside residents Em Whitfield Brooks and Tim Brooks talk about their work as founders and directors of Ryedale Festival Community Opera and another local project Songbirds. A singing group for young people, Songbirds is part of the Sarah Louise Ashworth School of Dance based at Kirbymoorside Memorial Hall. Consisting of two groups, Nightingales for ages […]

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Video: Kirkbymoorside piano & maths teacher

Local music and maths teacher, Chris Martin, talks about her work and how she feels Kirkbymoorside has changed for the better in recent years. Chris can be contacted regarding piano and maths lessons via Minim Music. Also read: Minim Music celebrate move with Open Day

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Video: Local resident seeks answers

Gaile Stevens was present at the meeting of the town council when they made the decision to refurbish the old town library for council offices and a community meeting room. Here she presents the questions she would like answered. How do you feel about this issue? Please click the comments link below or post your […]

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Kirkby School Governors say farewell

An end of term celebratory tea and cakes at the Penny Bank Cafe for governors, hosted by head Gill Hardacre and deputy head Alison Priestley, provided the ideal opportunity to say thank you to Paula Berry, Val Lishman, Pam Towler and Petra Slangen who have all retired as governors. Between them they have served the […]

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Kirkby Mayor Joe Coughlan resigns

On Tuesday following the Town Council meeting the previous night Mayor Joe Coughlan tendered his resignation as a protest at the decision made by a majority of the councillors to refurbish the old library for use as offices for the Town Council and community meeting room. (Read the Agenda for this meeting) The Mayor has […]

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Thank you Town Team

At a meeting of the Town Team last night, after a short presentation and Q&A about this new town blog, members decided unanimously to grant £250 towards promotional materials for the site. All agreed this project has great potential to enhance awareness of all aspects of the town locally and beyond as well as providing […]

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Video: Kirkbymoorside Beaver Scouts

Beaver Scouts are young people usually aged between six and eight years old. They belong to the first and youngest Section in the Scouting family. Young people can join Beaver Scouts in the three months leading up to their sixth birthday. They can move to the next Section, Cub Scouts, between seven years and six […]

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Houses for sale in Kirkbymoorside

View Larger MapLocal Estate AgentsBeanland Illingworth Blenkin & Co Boulton Cooper Cundalls McBeath Rounthwaite & Woodhead View this slideshow of some of the more tradional houses found in Kirkby – they’re not for sale!

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Free summer holidays fun for Ryedale children

CHILDREN across Ryedale can enjoy supervised outdoor fun over the holidays for free this summer. The Play Rangers are play workers who bring new outdoor ideas and activities in an attempt to inspire children and families. They and are running two play sessions a day, running from 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm. No […]

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Young driver safety event in Kirkby

EVENTS are being held across Ryedale to help raise awareness of responsible driving among young people. Organised by Safer Ryedale Road Safety Partnership, the initiatives are aimed at young drivers and those considering driving in the future. They will also provide information to passengers travelling in vehicles driven by inexperienced drivers. A spokesperson for the […]

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Kirkbymoorside families urged to get creative in the Ryedale Food Challenge

A SEARCH is being made for volunteers in the Kirkbymoorside area to take up a challenge of only eating home-produced food. The Ryedale Food Challenge is being pioneered by the Kirkbymoorside Transition Town Group, a newly-formed forum aimed at promoting a greener lifestyle in the town and its surrounding villages. One of its leaders, Nellie […]

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Kirkbymoorside pond litter clean up

The picturesque pond which is found just below Vivers Hill (site of the former Kirkby Castle) is becoming the favourite spot for evening revellers who, while enjoying the secluded nature of the spot, have no regard for leaving this beauty spot as they found it. As the pictures show large numbers of beer and cider […]

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Agenda: Town Council Meeting – July 19th 2010

NOTICE is hereby given that the next Ordinary Meeting of KIRKBYMOORSIDE TOWN COUNCIL will be held at Manor Close Community Centre on Monday 19 July 2010 at 7:30pm and all Members of the said Council are hereby summoned and required to attend to transact the business listed below. Members are reminded that the public and […]

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Video: Huge success for Kirkby’s Operatic Directors

Anyone who was able to attend either the Friday or Saturday performances of Ryedale Community Opera’s ‘Odyssey’ would consider themselves very fortunate indeed. Kirkby-based duo of director Em Whitfield Brooks and composer/ musical director Tim Brooks, along with a cast of 70 performers of all ages, abilities and levels of experience and highly talented artistic […]

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Kirkbymoorside Shops

Kirkbymoorside has a rich variety of shops serving both the local community and visitor alike. Our shopkeepers have a wealth of knowledge about the things they sell, helping you to easily select what you want. Kirkbymoorside Business Partnership Kirkbymoorside, with its 750 year-old market, is a town that has managed to adopt the best and […]

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Video: Kirkbymoorside’s Knitter Natter Group

A group of Kirkby women get together every fortnight to knit and socialise and in the process help the charity Children in Distress who offer love and care to children with HIV/AIDS and other incurable terminal illness in Eastern Europe. The charity has a shop in Kirkbymoorside. Club members include Joy, Mary, Priscilla, Anne, Angela, […]

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Video: Kirkbymoorside fabricators Richard Mileston & Dick Page

Richard Mileston and Dick Page are two local steel and wood fabricators operating on the old gas works site just off the A170 in Kirkbymoorside. Here they talk about their businesses, the town in which they live and work and their favourite past time. Contact Richard Mileston 01751 433 213Dick Page 01751 433 332 Filmed […]

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