EVENTS are being held across Ryedale to help raise awareness of responsible driving among young people. Organised by Safer Ryedale Road Safety Partnership, the initiatives are aimed at young drivers and those considering driving in the future. They will also provide information to passengers travelling in vehicles driven by inexperienced drivers. A spokesperson for the […]
A SEARCH is being made for volunteers in the Kirkbymoorside area to take up a challenge of only eating home-produced food. The Ryedale Food Challenge is being pioneered by the Kirkbymoorside Transition Town Group, a newly-formed forum aimed at promoting a greener lifestyle in the town and its surrounding villages. One of its leaders, Nellie […]
The picturesque pond which is found just below Vivers Hill (site of the former Kirkby Castle) is becoming the favourite spot for evening revellers who, while enjoying the secluded nature of the spot, have no regard for leaving this beauty spot as they found it. As the pictures show large numbers of beer and cider […]
NOTICE is hereby given that the next Ordinary Meeting of KIRKBYMOORSIDE TOWN COUNCIL will be held at Manor Close Community Centre on Monday 19 July 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 […]
Anyone who was able to attend either the Friday or Saturday performances of Ryedale Community Opera’s ‘Odyssey’ would consider themselves very fortunate indeed. Kirkby-based duo of director Em Whitfield Brooks and composer/ musical director Tim Brooks, along with a cast of 70 performers of all ages, abilities and levels of experience and highly talented artistic […]
Kirkbymoorside has a rich variety of shops serving both the local community and visitor alike. Our shopkeepers have a wealth of knowledge about the things they sell, helping you to easily select what you want. Kirkbymoorside Business Partnership Kirkbymoorside, with its 750 year-old market, is a town that has managed to adopt the best and […]
A group of Kirkby women get together every fortnight to knit and socialise and in the process help the charity Children in Distress who offer love and care to children with HIV/AIDS and other incurable terminal illness in Eastern Europe. The charity has a shop in Kirkbymoorside. Club members include Joy, Mary, Priscilla, Anne, Angela, […]
Richard Mileston and Dick Page are two local steel and wood fabricators operating on the old gas works site just off the A170 in Kirkbymoorside. Here they talk about their businesses, the town in which they live and work and their favourite past time. Contact Richard Mileston 01751 433 213Dick Page 01751 433 332 Filmed […]
Kirkby-based husband and wife team of director Em Whitfield Brooks and musical director Tim Brooks will be presenting the new musical ‘Odyssey’ as part of the 2010 Ryedale Festival tomorrow and Saturday. Adapted by Martin Vander Weyer from Yorkshire poet Simon Armitage’s version of Homer’s epic poem it will be performed at St Peter’s Church, […]
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It’s not often that you get a call alerting you to the fact that there is a Spitfire in the High Street (thanks Tony) but that is exactly what happened today. Speeding down on my bike I joined a growing crowd around a trailer with a replica Spitfire onboard. Despite the rain the man responsible, […]
Ryedale has one of the lowest crime rates in the country with figures for 2009/10 indicating an overall drop in crime of 17.22%. (Source) Safer Ryedale have introduced a range of projects and initiatives to address crime and concerns from the community such as speeding vehicles and inappropriate driver behaviour with Operation Siren to target […]
A crackdown on people who allow their dogs to foul on footpaths has been launched in Ryedale. ‘Clean it up’ messages have been stencilled in luminous paint on footpaths at dog fouling blackspots. Beckie Bennett, Streetscene manager at Ryedale District Council, said if the trial initiative was successful it could become a regular feature at […]
Local businessmen Tony Everett and Angus Ashworth outline their plans for developing the currently redundent Cook’s Yard in Kirkbymoorside. While Tony hopes to open a new showroom selling antique furniture Angus seeks to develop an auction room on the site. Sitting alongside the busy A170, which passes through the southern end of the town, they […]
It is that time of year again, when Kirkbymoorside puts on its best face: cleans the windows, polishes the brass and puts pots of flowers all over the place. The dedicated team of volunteers, led by Cllr Gaynor de Barre, has once again filled the 60 tubs around town with beautiful flowers in preparation. Now […]
Actually not a new one but the rather antiquated (well … rotten) bench on the corner of Tinley Garth and West End has been refurbished with some chunky wooden seating. Worn out parents walking their children to and fro the local primary school will doubtless find this a welcome improvement.
Kirkby artist Christopher Ware is the country’s first professional Artist in Residence on a steam railway – the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. As a landscape and railway artist he lives and works in the heart of the North York Moors national park. He is best known for his watercolour railway paintings as well as his […]
Known as the gateway to the North York Moors, Kirkbymoorside is a great starting point for visiting our National Park. The Park is a beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, spectacular coast, ancient woodland and historic sites all of which are highlighed in this short video produced by the park authority. Visit the North York Moors […]
Kirkbymoorside makes an excellent base for cyclists. The town itself has ample facilities – good accommodation, range of shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and take-aways. The roads around the town are quiet and the scenery is simply unrivalled. To the north of town is the grand sweep of the North York Moors, miles of unspoilt heather […]
ROCK BOTTOM PRICES Guitars, 1000+ Books, Stands, Strings, Accessories More than 50% off Bargain Basement Items Minim Music is a family run musical instrument retail business located in Kirkbymoorside and on Saturday July 10th they are having an Open Day, 11am – 5pm, at their new shop on Kirkby Mills Industrial Estate. Moving from the […]
Part of the “Best Drives” series, this is a practical motoring guide from the AA. Useful for car touring, it is not just for independent travellers but also those who wish to know more about the chosen region. It is also illustrated with colour photographs throughout. The guide contains 30 circular tours, varying from 108 […]
Our house looks down High Market Place and from my office I can see about as far down as the Post Office. On a peaceful evening and at a time like this, just gone 11.00pm, it is a lovely tranquil scene. The occasional car, for the most part, meanders slowly past every five minutes or […]
Ryedale District Council operates recycling banks for plastic bottles, glass, cans, paper, textiles, books and aluminium foil at the town site adjacent to the Primary School. This makes it really easy for parents to do their recycling whilst dropping their children off and is just off the main commuter route, the A170 – so let’s […]
If you live in Kirkbymoorside try moving the map around to locate your street then use the + or – signs to focus right in on your house – have fun!
Worship has continued at this site for over 1000 years through Saxon times and despite a Viking invasion. Today the church is an interesting mix of styles with the earliest remaining parts of the church dating from 1250. The porch and parvise room date from 1400, the roof from the 15th century, the tower from […]
The allotments go from strength to strength. After the threat of plans to build houses on the site a few years ago was dropped and the long-term future of the site secured, members of the allotment association have worked hard to improve the facilities on the site. There is now a waiting list for a […]
Ancient trees in Ryedale are being catalogued in an initiative by the district council to ensure their future is secured. One of these is a magnificent ash found at the northern edge of Manor Vale Woodland. Manor Vale is a narrow, Y-shaped dry valley cut into the Jurassic strata of the Tabular Hills which form […]
A NEW site is set to be sought for the controversial bus shelter in Kirkbymoorside’s town centre after strong opposition from residents over plans to build in the heart of the historic Market Place at Chisholm’s Monument. The town council heard from protesters that they were concerned about the impact of the shelter on the […]
The buried and standing remains of a late medieval hunting lodge. Neville Castle is believed to have replaced the moated manor house on Vivier’s Hill, 500m to the south east, as the main seat of the manor of Kirbymoorside which was held by the Neville family from the beginning of C15 until 1569, when it […]
In recent years the town play area has been dramatically improved under the management of the voluntary, parent-led, Kirkbymoorside Play Areas Association. A new skate park, toddlers play area and activity trail was installed, followed by swings and a slide and, most recently, a superb climbing frame which now sits atop the site. Hopefully some […]
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