Summit to discuss anger over Kirkbymoorside library plans

CONTROVERSY over Kirkbymoorside Town Council’s plans to spend £175,000 converting its historic old library building into council offices and a meeting room is set to reach a new stage when a town meeting is held next month. Following a packed and heated meeting of the council, when there was standing room only for some of […]

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Kirkbymoorside Horticultural Society 30th Open Show

 Saturday 25th September 2010 The Memorial Hall, Kirkbymoorside All exhibits to be staged by 11am on the Saturday and remain staged until 5.00pm Entries close at 10.30am Show open to the Public: 2.00-5.00pm Admission:   Adults 50p    Accompanied Children Free Trophies presented at 4.30pm  Sections include: Dahlia, Chrysanthemums, Vegetables, Fruit, Floweres & Plants, Children’s Classes (up to 7 and up to 11), […]

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Peruvian charity seeks Ryedale partners in card profit share

Doscientas Millas and Boca Negra are two shantytowns on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Boca Negra, settled in 1985, is a young town housing around 7,000 families with some 12,000 pre-school children. Doscientas Millas occupies a dusty wedge of land between the airport and the main road. Many families live there, the majority in houses […]

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“Dangerous Precedent” – or Democracy?

This is a contribution by local resident Em Whitfield Brooks – musical director of the Ryedale Festival Community Opera. It is also due to appear in the Gazette & Herald Letters column tomorrow: “At the Town Council meeting in Kirkbymoorside on Monday 16th August, attended by at least 60 residents concerned that excessive funds are being spent on […]

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Kirkby’s mayoral resignation gets Guardian nod of approval

The Northerner, Guardian.co.uk’s weekly digest of the northern press Did anyone see this? If not have a read.

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Race against time to save Kirkbymoorside eco-centre dream

PARENTS of young children in the Kirkbymoorside area have set themselves a mammoth task to raise £50,000 within weeks, to enable their ambitious plan for a state-of-the-art centre to go ahead. Joanne Loggie, chairman of Kirkbymoorside Pre-School Playgroup, said the government cuts in educational building programmes are threatening the planned children’s eco-building, due to be […]

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Great afternoon for a bike ride

The Kirkby Pedallers enjoyed a terrific afternoon exploring the quieter roads and lanes south of the A170 with half the group undertaking an 8 mile ride while the remainder tried to keep up with Alistair Coughlan, who cycled a very impressive 25 mile route to earn his latest Scouting badge. The weather was glorious and, […]

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Poll added to blog on Old Library question

Of course this poll cannot be seen as scientific but in order to get some idea of the feelings in the town about this issue please vote (just once, it is being monitored good people) in the poll you can see upper right. The poll closes on the day of the Public Meeting. The poll […]

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Food Inc. – upcoming film at the Dugout – 19th September

This film is being shown by the Kirkbymoorside Environment Group: Food Inc. Sunday 19th September at 7.30pm, Memorial Hall Dugout In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on America’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and […]

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Agenda for Town Meeting 1st September

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 NOTICE OF TOWN MEETING FOR KIRKBYMOORSIDE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A Town Meeting for KIRKBYMOORSIDE will be held at THE MEMORIAL HALL, MARKET PLACE, KIRKBYMOORSIDE on WEDNESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2010 AT 6.30pm Only Local Government Electors for the Town will be entitled to vote at the Meeting which will be […]

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Extraordinary Town Council Meeting

NOTICE is hereby given that an Extraordinary Meeting of KIRKBYMOORSIDE TOWN COUNCIL will be held at The Memorial Hall, Kirkbymoorside on Wednesday 25 August 2010 at 7.00pm 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 the […]

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Memories of Kirkbymoorside Hospital

Tony visits Ryedale Folk Museum to see some photographs from the collection and recalls his memories of time spent at the Yorkshire Childrens Orthopaedic Hospital in Kirkbymoorside. His memories were aided by the book ‘Adela Shaw and the Yorkshire Childrens Orthopaedic Hospital – Kirkbymoorside’ written and compiled by Kirkbymoorside History Group 2010. Watch more videos […]

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Kirkby bike ride this Sunday 22nd

Just a reminder that Kirkby Pedallers will be out this weekend leading a short family ride of around 10 miles and, if numbers permit, a slightly longer ride for those who are up to it. Both rides will start together and will be leaving from the town centre car park at 1.30pm. Rides take about […]

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Beautiful North Yorkshire seeks your recommendations

Fellow blogger Mervin Straughan who edits the site Beautiful North Yorkshire aims to give visitors an insight into what’s on offer in this fabulous county through its series of reviews by the blog author and reader recommendations. He’d like readers to let him know which places have left an impression and any particular attractions or […]

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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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