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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Report: Windscale FC 3 Kirkbymoorside FC 4 (23.10.2010)

Kirkby bounced back from the disappointment of losing their unbeaten home record last week to create a few positives as they undertook the longest journey at Step 7 of the pyramid with the trip to Windscale in Cumbria. The journey was actually made slightly longer than usual with the closure of Sutton Bank and further […]

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Old postcards of Kirkbymoorside

I came across a website selling old postcards of the town via Twitter and thought someone might be interested in buying these very reasonably priced postcards. At just £2.99 and only one remaining of each card I’m sure they’ll be snapped up pretty quickly.

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A chilling tale this Sunday evening

Apologies for a blatant bit of self-promotion but if you have nothing planned for this Sunday evening do please consider coming to a play that I have directed called The Wreckers which will start a short autumn tour at the Helmsley Arts Centre. It is the second tour that we have done with the play […]

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Road Closure

A reminder for those who have not seen the notices – Howe End will be closed next Thursday and Friday (28 & 29 October) for essential repairs.

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Video: Kirkby artist Chris Ware talks about his work

Chris is resident railway artist at Levisham Station on the North York Moors railway line from Pickering to Whitby. As well as a talented artist Chris is obviously a natural in front of the camera too! This is the first of a series of artist profiles produced by Helmsley Arts Centre. Visit Chris’s website to […]

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Candidates for the forthcoming Town Council election

The following have put themselves forward for the forthcoming Town Council election on November 11th. Alexander, Angus Pearsall Boddy, Trevor Henry Brampton, Martin Nicholas Coughlan, Joe Ward, Sarah and Watson, Judy more information can be found on the Ryedale District Council website.

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What is that being built in front of the school?

Just in case you are wondering the new building is going to be a Children’s Centre and at a recent parent’s evening there was a flyer describing what might be available once it is up and running early next year. Here is a brief summary: From pregnancy, through pre-school years, to primary school Children’s Centres […]

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Review of The Moorsider by the editor Louise Mudd

I am grateful to Louise for sending me her review of the Moorsider magazine from which she recently retired as editor. “Following the September 2010 Town Council meeting and the address by Martin Brampton calling for a reduction in expenditure and in which he specifically mentioned The Moorsider, I have taken on board these views (which had the […]

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Bus service cuts – is there a more sensible option?

North Yorkshire County Council are consulting – until 31st October – about the possible impact of removing the bus subsidy. The bus subsidy makes it possible for buses to run on un-profitable routes. The more comments and real-life stories they receive about the human and economic cost of the loss of our evening bus services […]

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Highlights from the Penny Bank Collective 6 October

Thanks to Ali Priestley for filming what was by all accounts a fab evening of local talent at The Penny Bank Cafe. First up – Les Boughton supported by Richard Gunton (you’ll hear Ali at the end – thought it was leaving that bit on!) More videos from the evening will be added shortly.

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Kirkby Pedallers Autumn Bike Ride – 24 October

For cyclists of all ages. An 8-mile ride on quiet roads and well-surfaced tracks, with spectacular glimpses of autumn colours. Shorter or longer ride options too. Bring a drink, a snack and a waterproof. Please assemble at the town centre car park at 1.30pm Under 16s should be accompanied on the ride by a responsible […]

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