Kirkby Fruit Project celebrates

The Kirkby Fruit Project recently celebrated another successful year of salvaging unwanted apples, and the onset of Christmas, with an outdoor party for volunteers, their friends and family, neighbours and supporters from across the town. Our own mulled cider and spiced apple cup kept out the night air, and proceedings were enlivened by a visit from […]

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Suspected arson on Howe End

From the Gazette and Herald: A fire that broke out in a house last night is believed to have been started deliberately. Fire crews were called to the blaze in a three-storey terraced house Howe End, Kirkbymoorside, at about 9.10pm yesterday. North Yorkshire fire service said that the fire started in the ground floor living […]

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Christmas and New Year refuse and recycling arrangements

Week commencing Monday 25 December 2017 – Household waste and recycling collections normally due on Christmas Day (Monday 25 December) will be two days late, on Wednesday 27 December 2017. All other household waste and recycling collections due this week will be one or two days late: please see the Ryedale District Council website for […]

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Starmakers initiative to help meet demand for dark skies events in Yorkshire’s National Parks

The North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks will be running a Starmakers initiative to recruit and develop a band of expert astro-guides to meet the booming interest in stargazing and the night sky. With the Dark Skies Festival now an annual fixture following the popularity of the first two events and a rising […]

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hedgelaying

Would you like to learn hedge laying?

The Environment Group continues to support the improvement of Manor Vale Wood. The next event will be a hedgelaying session continuing work done last season at the top meadow. We will be meeting at 10am on Saturday 13th January 2018 at the meadow on the top path. You will need strong footwear, thick leather gloves […]

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Police Appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses and information about the theft of a silver Mazda Premacy people carrier at Kirkbymoorside. The incident happened at Yeomans Court at some time between 8.30pm on Saturday 16 December and 2pm on Sunday 17 December 2017. The registration number of the vehicle is YX53 YWH. Officers are appealing for witnesses […]

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Kirkbymoorcider and juice: Stock up for Christmas

From Kirkby Fruit Project:Come and say ‘hello’ and have a warming sample of our mulled cider or spiced apple juice.When we sold cider mulling kits at the Christmas market, we were asked by those pressed for time at Christmas (isn’t that all of us?) if we also had bottles of ready mulled cider.  Well, we […]

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The Man Who Invented Christmas: Exclusive Q&A with Miriam Margolyes

As part of The Malton Dickensian Festival, there will be an exclusive screening of ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ at the Palace Cinema, with a special follow-up. Miriam Margolyes, a Dickens aficionado, will join Charles Dickens’s great, great, great granddaughter Lucinda Hawksley, in an exclusive Q&A session after a screening of the film, in which Miriam […]

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Ryedale School host senior citizens Christmas Party

What a great idea! Staff and students at Ryedale School will provide a warm welcome to senior citizens, doubtless a few will be grandparents of pupils, at school, on Tuesday 19th December – 1.30-3.30pm. Details below:

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NYMR launches major appeal following HLF award

A £2.5 million appeal has been launched to secure the future of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) and you can now pledge your support online.   Earlier this year, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded NYMR £4.6M as part of the £9.2M Sustainability Project, NYMR’s Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey Appeal. To deliver the investment programme, […]

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Citizens Advice

Volunteer Job Opportunities at Citizens Advice office in Ryedale

Volunteers are needed to help man the Citizens Advice Mid North Yorkshire Office in Malton, Ryedale. Citizens Advice Mid North Yorkshire, of which the Ryedale office recently merged with dealt with 12,027 people last year writing of debt of £2,133,881 and helping clients gain £3,426,241. It was estimated that the offices across the region solved […]

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Charles Dowding York talk 30th January 2018

No Dig gardening guru comes to York

Recognised as one of the leading experts on the increasingly popular method of gardening without digging or disturtubing the soil, Charles Dowding, is undertaking a talk next month in York. This should be of interest to all gardeners, particularly those who like to grow fruit and vegetables. Here’s a video where you can learn more […]

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A different carol concert in York

If you don’t fancy our choice of traditional carol concert in York, here’s another festive event that might be more to your taste. Some of York’s best known musicians and singers are performing a host of Christmas carols at the weekend, to raise money for Children in Need. They’re taking to the altar in the […]

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Police appeal for witnesses

A man in his 20s has died after an accident on the A170 near Kirkbymoorside. The accident happened at 20:30 on Saturday when a blue VW Polo was travelling towards Pickering and left the road near the junction with Appleton-le-Moors. North Yorkshire Police say it went down an embankment before stopping in a field. The […]

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Christmas market in Hovingham

If you missed the monthly village market in Hovingham earlier in December, or failed to complete your shopping list, don’t despair: there is another market before Christmas. The market offers over 50 stalls, a real donkey, Father Christmas, a brass band, local musician, a Children’s Nativity Trail & win a treat, “The Nativity in Art” ~ a timeline […]

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Dogs are for life, not for Christmas

From Ryedale Dog Rescue: With Christmas fast approaching, we would like to make a plea – PLEASE do not buy a puppy as a present for Christmas! If you want to buy a gift for a dog lover, why not sponsor one of our dogs instead? Many dogs bought as Christmas presents will find themselves […]

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Murder in the Cathedral in Lastingham

Was Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury 1162-1170, and perhaps the most famous of English Saints, a martyr? T. S. Eliot’s play exposes the conflict between the material and spiritual worlds and the friendship beween a King (Henry II) and his one time Chancellor, which ended in a brutal murder on 29th December 1170. Come and […]

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Christmas opening of local Household Waste Recycling Centres

There will be a one off Wednesday opening over the Christmas week (Wednesday December 27) at some of the Household Waste Recycling Centres in North Yorkshire. The sites that will be open on Wednesday, 27 December, are: * Catterick Bridge, Gatherley Road, Catterick Bridge, DL10 7JD * Malton and Norton, Pasture Lane, Malton, YO17 6BT […]

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KMEG finds a use for everything!

When people arrive at the Kirkbymoorside “Repair Cafe“, organised by the Environment Group, they are each given a numbered ticket, so that if they have to wait to have their item mended, they know where they are in the queue. This leaves them free for coffee, cake and conversation.   As members of the Environment […]

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Christmas by the Fireside at Helmsley Arts Centre

Helmsley Arts Centre‘s very own festive tradition returns for its seventh year, once again offering a delectable collection of stories, poems, songs and scenes to celebrate Christmas. Warm your cockles among friends and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies while being entertained by a host of performers including choirs, singers and story tellers.

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Kirkby garden open for charity: note the date now

Regular readers will know that the blog likes to support the National Garden Scheme, which co-ordiantes the opening of private gardens to visitors, to raise funds for charity. Regular readers will also know that we tend to live life on the run, and advertise events at the last moment. Well, here’s a surprise for you.  […]

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Friday Orchestra

The Friday orchestra welcome you this week

The Friday Rehearsal Orchestra will be holding an Open Rehearsal this Friday, 8th December at 7.30pm in Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall. The programme will include Puccini – Rhapsodic Overture, Grieg – Piano Concerto in a minor (soloist Frank James), Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker Suite and Mozart – Sleigh Ride. Entrance is free of charge. The audience […]

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Pickering Hedgehog Rescue Needs Your help

Who doesn’t know what a hedgehog looks like? From Mrs Tiggy Winkle to Sonic the Hedgehog, these charming creatures are part of our wildlife heritage but in recent years are suffering and their numbers have dropped dramatically from the 1950s to less than a million by 2013 according to recent wildlife surveys.The reasons are varied, […]

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Musical Memories

Musical Memories update

Details of the winter programme for this popular club:

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Ryedale Carers Support seek help over Christmas

Ryedale Carers Support are looking for people to show the Christmas spirit in a very practical way, by supprting those who are dedicated to caring for others. Can you help?

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Christmas concert at Ampleforth

The annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at Ampleforth Abbey is on Sunday, December 10. Lovely music in a sacred space.

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Town Council send Christmas wishes

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Carols by Candlelight in York

If you didn’t manage to get tickets for a carol concert at York Minster, but would still like to go to a special event, try our favourite church in York, Holy Trinity in Goodramgate, now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Describing itself as “York’s most atmospheric medieval church”, Holy Trinity is the perfect […]

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Last posting dates for Christmas

Already it’s time again to start thinking about the Christmas cards.   If you want to use “international economy” (which we used to call surface mail) to “Australia, New Zealand and all other non-European destinations (except Middle East, South Africa, Far East, USA and Canada” you’ve missed by a mile, as the last posting date was September […]

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Kirkbymoorside Christmas market

Don’t forget it’s tomorrow. Fingers crossed for some good weather.

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