North Yorkshire Moors Railway – book now for Santa Special

OK it’s only August but …. in case any Moorsiders out there are planning family Christmas activities our local heritage railway, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, is taking bookings for their popular Santa Special Services in December! And they book up really quickly. Here’s the blurb – Join Santa and his helpers on board our seasonal […]

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20mph on Kirkby’s residential roads? What do you think?

The Kirkbymoorside Environment Group’s Transport Team would welcome your thoughts on introducing a maximum speed of 20mph on the town’s residential roads. Campaigning group ‘20s Plenty for Us‘, who are behind a nationwide initiative to lower speeds in built up areas, outline their case as follows: In Britain …… More than half of road deaths […]

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Update: Kirkbymoorside Children’s Eco build

Latest news from Kirkbymoorside and District Pre-School Playgroup and Kirkby Kids Club. We told you about a plan we were hatching at Easter, well the plan has hatched but now needs your help to take off. We now have a new working name for the project, the Kirkbymoorside Children’s Eco build. This build would be on […]

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Mayor De Barr says ‘concerns will be washed away’

The Malton & Pickering Mercury is headlining their website today with Kirkby’s Town Library story. Headed ‘Furore over £175k council office in Ryedale’ it quotes the newly-elected Mayor Cllr Gaynor DeBarr who argues; … there is a lot of “misinformation” going around the town, hopefully any concerns will be washed away at next month’s meeting. and; “There […]

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Town Council Meeting – 16/8/2010 – Public response to the Library Project

The following is the presentation to the Town Council by Sue Wright. “I am here to speak on the matter of The Old Library, and the decision to go ahead with the refurbishment of it, into new Council Offices and a Community Meeting Room. Firstly, I feel astonished and angry at your decision, time and […]

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Town Meeting called – Sept 1st

A Town Meeting has been called by the Chairman of Kirkbymoorside Town Council for Wednesday 1 September 2010, 6.30pm, at the Memorial Hall. The agenda will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.

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North York Moors National Park seeks Kirkby’s views

Kirkbymoorside is not in the national park but many people in the town use it for recreation, buy produce that was reared on the moors, have friends/ relatives who live there or have an interest in the wildlife it supports. That’s why the park have contacted the Moorsider to ask for our views on their management plan. […]

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Kirkby artist announces exhibition

Carol Messham trained at Harrogate Art College in Foundation Art and Leeds University in Landscape Architecture and works both as an artist and garden designer. Spending as much time as possible in the garden and at her Kirkby allotment (watch Carol’s video), her paintings are inspired by these spaces. Working in watercolour her paintings have […]

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Office Furniture Giveaway

North Yorkshire County Council is clearing an office in Thirsk and is disposing of office furniture: desks, right and left handed; swivelly chairs; ordinary chairs; tables; filing cabinets; and office sundries. The offer is available for non-profit groups only and you will need to pick up the furniture yourselves. The office is being vacated on […]

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Film Club on the Road coming to Kirkby School

At the end of last term Gill Hardacre, head of Kirkbymoorside Primary School, agreed that the school could join the government funded Film Club scheme. This provides the school with a free performance licence and up to six free films per month from LoveFilm in return for setting up a weekly after-school film club.Thousands of […]

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Two Kirkby businesses call it a day

This last week has seen both TVC Electrical (Howe End) and Tea Time (West End) close. A notice in the window of the cafe Tea Time says to look out for future developments. Please note: Natural Balance – Foot & Healthcare is still very much open for business.What shops do you think would succeed in […]

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History of the Old Library

Town councillor Louise Mudd has written about the history of the building in a recent Moorsider – here it is again for those who might be unaware. ‘The building at the foot of the churchyard steps has been many things in its lifetime although most with a common theme – reading. Built in 1790 by […]

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Petition highlights growing unrest in town over library

A petition, seen here being handed into the current council offices, has attracted over 260 signatures in just two weeks. The signatories are asking Kirkbymoorside Town Council to hold a full and open Public Consultation Meeting over their plans to borrow £175, 000 to refurbish the old library into council offices and a community meeting room. The issue has […]

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Agenda: Town Council Meeting – August 16th 2010

NOTICE is hereby given that the next Ordinary Meeting of KIRKBYMOORSIDE TOWN COUNCIL will be held at Manor Close Community Centre on Monday 16 August 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: Tuesday night with the Kirkbymoorside bell ringers

Walking through town last night the lovely sounds of church bells emanating from All Saints Church reminded me of another group providing a much appreciated service to the town. I returned home, grabbed my camera and headed along to the church. Entering the church through a side door and hearing voices I climbed the wooden […]

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Video: Carol Messham, Chair of Kirkbymoorside Allotments Association

On the opening day of National Allotment Week the chair of Kirkbymoorside Allotments Association, Carol Messham, talks about the growth in interest in owning an allotment, the management of the plots and the events they have planned to celebrate the week. Here are some shots of Carol’s beautiful and productive plot. She grows a lot […]

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Middlesbrough pensioner, condemns condition of Kirkbymoorside graveyard

A PENSIONER who has been visiting his mother’s grave for almost 70 years has condemned the state of the North Yorkshire cemetery where she is buried as “a disgrace”. Eric Wilson makes regular two-and-a-half-hour bus journeys from his Middlesbrough home to the final resting place of his mother Ellen, who died of tuberculosis when she […]

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Wanted: Old Towels, Blankets, Sheets and Fleeces

Edgemoor Veterinary Practice are currently collecting for a very worthy cause. The Wildlife Haven, based in Thirsk, is a small family run wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre. They are a non profit organisation dedicated to the rescue, care, treatment and rehabilitation of injured, ill and orphaned wild animals. Last year they took in over 600 wild birds and […]

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It’s tea time in Kirkbymoorside

One of the great things about creating this blog about Kirkbymoorside is the discoveries you make and today I made one of those. On my way along West End to take photos of the lovely Quaker Meeting House garden, I noticed in a window of a house a small display of antique china and a […]

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Free Compost Giveaway Day

Available to all Ryedale residents. Saturday August 21st 10.00am to 3pm Malton Cattle Market Bags will be provided Further info contact: John Brown, Ryedale District Council on 01653 600 666 x 486

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Kirkbymoorside Quaker Meeting House

Kirkbymoorside Quaker Meeting House is a traditional single storey Meetinghouse, built in 1691. It has been recently refurbished, and now between 20 and 30 people worship there each week. The slide show of the garden portrays what a beautiful and tranquil place it is. It won a bronze award in the Kirkbymoorside in Bloom best […]

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High-flying Moorsiders take the plunge

An amazing total of more than £4,000 was raised by the intrepid skydiving team of Paul Magson, Donna Magson, Richard Walker, Helen Cook, Andrew Piercy, Louise Ferguson, Rachel Elliott and Alex Strickland who leapt from 15,000 feet to support the future of football in the town. Money raised will go to Kirkbymoorside Football Club Development […]

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Video: Kirkbymoorside Community Choir

The number of Community Choirs in the country has increased greatly in the last few years. Each one is different, but there are some aspects many hold in common. In general, Community Choirs welcome singers of all abilities, there are no auditions and songs are usually taught by ear. The emphasis is on singing for […]

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National Allotment Week: 9 – 16th August

Promoted by the National Allotment Gardens Trust their awareness week aims to: “to promote the awareness and availability of allotments both locally and nationally and to show the public and the local authorities the strength of support and interest for the heritage of allotment culture”. Allotment holders at the very successful Kirkbymoorside site are celebrating […]

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Converting Kirkbymoorside’s old library is a waste of money

I WAS very upset to hear that the council has decided to spend £175,000 on converting the old library in Kirkbymoorside to new offices. The £175,000 cost is the kind of money that could be put to good use on the development of the football field/club house, where all the local people can enjoy. Local […]

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Video: Children in Distress – latest High Street arrival

Children in Distress have been fortunate over the years to have had great support from the wonderfully generous people of Kirkbymoorside and the surrounding area, and it was a natural development to see their newest shop open in town in April this year. For Jane Russell, their funding development manager (North of England), a shop in her […]

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Tapas Weekend at the Penny Bank Cafe

This Friday and Saturday (6/7 August) owner Allie Gunton invites you to ‘come and join us for a fun and fabulous Tapas Night @ the Penny Bank Cafe’. To get the taste buds working here’s the menu: Plate Menestra (mixed starter plate)~Pan con Tomato, Jamon y Queso(bread with tomato, serrano ham and manchego) Escalivada con achoas y […]

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Video: Kirkbymoorside Children’s Centre – work begins

Building site manager Richard Almond describes the initial works on the new Children’s Centre which is to be built in the grounds of Kirkbymoorside Primary School. By the time children return in September the ground works will be completed and a new pedestrian path laid. The entire build is a 21-week project so by Xmas […]

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A personal note

My lovely lab Jet had to be put to sleep last week. I was with him and it was as peaceful as I could have wished for. Elly – our local vet, was fab, caring and supportive. For 12 years he walked the hills, fields and streets with me and his sister Suki and we […]

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Kirkbymoorside Children’s Eco Building

This posting is from Kirkbymoorside Pre­School Playgroup and Kirkby Kids Club. We want to build a community facility for the future. We are successful individual groups and both have a long-standing relationship with our community. Our shared goal is quality play and childcare for the Kirkbymoorside area, and we want to do this in a building that […]

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