Additional Ordinary Town Council Meeting – 11 October

Please note there is going to be an additional Ordinary Meeting of the Town Council on Monday 11 October at 7.00pm (public session 6.45pm). This will be followed by a further Ordinary Meeting on October 18th. The agendas for these meetings will be posted on the Town Blog as soon as they become available. The […]

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3 Vacancies for Members of the Public on the Old Library Project Committee

Note: I have just become aware of these opportunities after visiting the Town Council website – I see that the deadline has now passed so this is just for information. Editor To apply all you have to do is send an application letter or email giving a short outline of yourself and your reasons for […]

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Renewable Energy – Exploding the Myths

British Eco have produced a series of articles that I thought readers of the Town Blog may be interested in, especially those who will be making a beeline to the Energy Show at the Memorial Hall tomorrow. Exploring renewable energy solutions in Yorkshire A quick look at your latest electricity or gas bill will tell […]

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Energy Day this Saturday

Don’t Forget! From 10.00 to 4.00 p.m. at the Memorial Hall there will be displays and information about reducing your fuel bills, photovoltaic panels, wood burning stoves, wind and water turbines, secondary glazing, composting, transition town ideas and more. Free entry, refreshments available – all welcome. This event is organised by Kirkbymoorside Environment Group.

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Video: Judging at the Kirkbymoorside Horticultural Society 30th Open Show

Last Saturday morning was extremely busy at the Memorial Hall as expert judges set about making some very difficult decisions. It was very kind of those who were approached therefore to tell me what they’re looking for in their search for ‘Best in Show’. Tried to photo all the winning entries apologies if I missed […]

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The Friday Rehearsal Orchestra

Many thanks to Peter Blunt for providing this information on Kirkby’s very own orchestra. I look forward to visiting with my camera very soon. The Friday Rehearsal Orchestra was founded in 1980 by June Emerson, a bassoon player who felt that there were not enough orchestras in her part of North Yorkshire. It is modeled […]

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Kirkby soul band ‘Late in the Day’ – Farndale 8 October

image: James Kay Kirkbymoorside’s very own Soul Band ‘Late in the Day’ are on tour! They will be playing at The Band Room in Farndale on Friday 8th October, doors open 8pm. Tickets, just £5, are on sale at Towler’s Chemist and from Sue Wright 53 West End Kirkbymoorside, tel. 01751 430049. Soul music is […]

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Two Kirkbymoorside Town Councillors resign

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 Parish of Kirkbymoorside NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF TOWN COUNCILLOR Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 87(2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972 that due to the resignation of Richard Coates a vacancy exists in the office of Town Councillor for the Parish of Kirkbymoorside. A by-election will […]

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Video: Kirby Morsbags – providing a fine alternative to plastic

Everyone knows plastic shopping bags are an environmental nightmare – well a group of Kirkbymoorside women, the Kirby Baggers, are ensuring we no longer have an excuse to mindlessly add to the mountain of plastic waste. The following video features founder of the voluntary group, Chris Dowie, who describes their amazing achievement, in just over […]

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Quiz Nights at The George & Dragon starting soon

Here at The George & Dragon Hotel in the Market Place we are holding a quiz night this Tuesday September 28th. It is hoped that we’ll have a regular Quiz Night on the the last Tuesday of the month during the coming winter months. Posters will be displayed in the bar. Mike Hendren will be the quiz […]

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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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