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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It’s that time again – Seasonal flu drop-in clinic

Flu can be a very unpleasant illness, lasting a week to ten days. Symptoms include a fever, shivering, severe muscle pains and a headache. It may also cause respiratory symptoms such as a nasty cough, sore throat and a stuffy nose. Flu is passed from person to person by droplets – so coughing, sneezing, or […]

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Top 50 House Names – found on the streets of Kirkbymoorside?

Naming one’s House is an old British custom which began with the gentry naming their manors, halls, and castles. The custom gradually spread to the masses and everyday folk began naming their homes as well. Traditionally the house name is based on who the house was ‘tied’ to or located at. For instance, the Lord […]

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Menzone go Green – September 13th

Kirkbymoorside’s Menzone which is, as the name suggests, a men-only group, meets monthly. It was initiated and grew from the Church but is now attended by non-Church men. There are different speakers each month on a diverse number of topics. This month ‘Waste Energy and the Environment’ is the subject under discussion with John Brown […]

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September 23rd

Do Something Amazing… 96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood. Please don’t leave it to someone else. Who can give blood? Book an appointment to donate What happens when I give blood? Register as a blood donor THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGIONADELA SHAW SITEKIRKBYMOORSIDEYO62 6JE Thursday 23 Sep 201013:45 to 15:4516:45 to […]

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Kirbybaggers stitch in time saves … the environment

Volunteers in Kirkbymoorside are reducing the town’s plastic footprint by making cloth shopping bags. This post has been kindly written by Chris Dowie, founder of Kirbybaggers. In October 2008 I was looking for a pattern for a cloth shopping bag because I wanted to make some as Christmas presents, when I found the morsbags website. For some time […]

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Concert: All female band Raven fly into Kirkby, Saturday September 25th

Here’s what the Scarborough Evening News say about Raven: Raven are an irrepressibly charming six-piece female combo who sing their hearts out with unbridled joy, freedom and love of life. The line-up includes guitar, ukulele, bass, drums, accordion, keyboard, penny whistle, flute and recorder. Their numerous gig venues to date range from local festivals and […]

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Wonderful allotment stall at Towlers Arch

Great to see such a lovely display by Kirkbymoorside Allotments Association this morning at Towlers Arch with Kathy and Carol encouraging local buyers. All money raised goes to the ongoing improvements at the town’s allotments on the Gillamoor Road. Related articles Rubbish tax ‘to boost allotments’ (bbc.co.uk) Britain’s Allotment Culture: When Residents Demand Land, They Get […]

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Streeeeeetch Limo in town today

And for your information this is from Wikipedia: A limousine (or limo) is a luxury vehicle sedan or saloon car, especially one with a lengthened wheelbase or driven by a chauffeur. The chassis of a limousine may have been extended by the manufacturer or by an independent coachbuilder. These are referred to as “stretch” limousines […]

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The Flip – great little video camera

I’ve been asked quite alot which camera I use for filming on the blog and so here’s the answer – the Flip. I bought it just over a year ago to take on holiday but in actual fact we didn’t end up using it much. Unlike many other video cameras it doesn’t have an external […]

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Ideas wanted for a Green Challenge

Image by dvdbramhallSchools, businesses and community groups in and around the North York Moors National Park are being set a green innovation challenge by the National Park Authority. The Authority is looking for project ideas costing up to £5000 to enter its Green Innovation Challenge. Ideas must have benefits to communities, the local economy and/or […]

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Video: Moorside Alpacas

Four children and I went to visit Moorside Alpacas at the southern end of Kirkbymoorside and had a great morning with owner Derrick Richardson and his son Jake. They very kindly showed us around their 17 acre smallholding and expanding herd of alpacas. Watch the video to learn more about how the project started, what’s […]

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Change of name for the blog

I’ve been mulling this over for some time but a helpful email this morning has prompted me to change the name of the blog from the Moorsider. I was a bit cheeky to borrow this from the Town Council publication and it is right I return it to them to avoid confusion. So for the […]

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