Shakespeare outdoors at Helmsley Castle, July 7

Helmsley Castle hosts outdoor theatre this Friday 7th July, a Shakespearian comedy performed by ‘The ‘Three Inch Fools’, a musical performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. You are welcome to bring a low -backed chair, cushions a rug or blanket, clothing for a British summer and enjoy a local ice cream. The start time is  7pm. […]

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Pop up repair cafe

The Kirkbymoorside Environment Group is planning to set up a Pop-up Repair Cafe once a month on Market Day. Volunteer repairers are needed who can offer to repair bikes or household items, do sewing, mending and alterations or have any other useful repairing talents. Ideas of all sorts welcomed. If you would like to be […]

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Work of grafitti artist Tom Williams outside Bils & Rye Kirkbymoorside

Graffiti artist makes his mark on the town

If only temporarily. The art is the work of Tom Williams who is quite happy to have his name on the town blog according to my wife who had a quick chat with him whilst he was at work on Sunday evening.

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One hour free parking in town centre car park

The offer of 1 hour free parking in the Town Farm Car Park has been agreed by Ryedale District Council at the request of the Town Council. The Town Council had requested that the free slot be available at any time during the day but RDC have applied the restriction to lunch time only. This […]

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New manager at the Age UK shop

We’ve already mentioned a change of management at the Kirkbymoorside Age UK shop.  Meet Matt, the new manager.  Pop in and say hello, especially if you can take a few donations with you.  

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'Man on the Moors' by Sean Henry - image credit Gareth Jenkins

Man on the Moors

A new 3m high, bronze sculpture by artist Sean Henry, entitled ‘Seated Figure’, has been installed on the North York Moors, near Westerdale. The piece is the first public sculpture to be placed within the National Park, where it will stay for 5 years. We visited today, leaving the car in a layby near a […]

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Ryedale Rose Festival, next weekend

The Ryedale Rose Festival at RV Roger’s nursery in Pickering next weekend (8th and 9th July) will be a free rose-filled occasion for the whole family, a blaze of colour and scent with live music, hot and cold refreshments, crafts, displays, and demonstrations. And, this year’s event will also see the launch of the ‘Joe […]

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Talk by sculptor Andy Goldsworthy

If you know the astonishing art of Andy Goldsworthy, you may like to attend a public talk by him on his ‘Hanging Stones’ in Northdale Valley. This project (funded by the David Ross Foundation) uses former agricultural buildings in thought-provoking ways. Andy Goldsworthy is a sculptor, photographer and environmentalist producing site-specific sculpture and land art […]

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July walks with the Ramblers

Ramblers (Ryedale Group) have scheduled five walks for July. All take place on Sundays, with a 10.00 am start, and (by sheer co-incidence no doubt) all are ten miles long. 2nd July: Cropton Main Street, grid ref.SE 757 892, Leader A Strickland. 9th July: High Leir Lane, 1 mile West of Old Byland, grid ref.SE […]

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Meet author and MP Rachel Reeves – July 13th

Meet MP and author Rachel Reeves and hear the remarkable story of Alice Bacon, narrating one woman’s extraordinary progression from the coalfields to the Commons. Born and raised in the Yorkshire town of Normanton, Alice Bacon defied the odds to be elected Labour MP for Leeds North East in the 1945 General Election. Famed in […]

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New exhibition at Rievaulx Abbey

2017 marks 100 years since Rievaulx Abbey was taken in to the care of the state. You can now discover the most recent century of the abbey through a showcase of never before seen imagery and artefacts. Explore the transfer of the site into guardianship, the people, the process, the change – and how this […]

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Ayckbourn play at Helmsley Arts Centre

Helmsley Arts Centre’s resident theatre company, 1812, takes to the stage next week with a production of Alan Ayckbourn’s “Woman in Mind”. Susan, the central character, is a parson’s wife. While her husband lives for his great work, she ministers to him in daily, humdrum fashion. So her vitality is directed towards a fantasy life, […]

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Free tennis coaching for kids

To celebrate Wimbledon, The Hovingham Village Market and Hovingham Tennis Club are sponsoring free tennis coaching for children from 5 to 11 years old. One hour coaching sessions are available from 10.30 am. to 1.30 pm. on Saturday July 1, with Damian Galloway, a Lawn Tennis Association Level 3 tennis coach. Pre booking is essential and […]

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July walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Ryedale Walking Group will be doing the following three walks during the first half of July. Nights are drawing in, alas, but there’s still time to take advantage of one of RWG’s lovely evening walks.   Sunday 2 July:  Sheriff Hutton & Mowthorpe Hill 7 miles (easy+) Park: Considerate roadside parking in Sheriff Hutton Start: […]

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Click here to visit the fundraising page

Sponsor a bunsen burner or a chair or a ……

After weeks of work Ryedale School Parent Teacher Association are delighted to announce their new fundraising page is now on the school website – click here to check it out. On the site supporters can now sponsor individual items of equipment needed in the different departments as part of the school’s £2M build/ refurbishment programme. […]

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Kirby Misperton Protection Camp Weekend

A weekend of celebration and solidarity at the Kirby Misperton Protection Camp. Ryedale District Council, all town councils, and countless parish councils in the vicinity of KM8 opposed the development of fracking in our peaceful region. Over 3000 objections were submitted to the NYCC, who sadly passed planning permission against the will of local people. […]

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Missing cat - Gus

Missing cat

My tabby cat (called Gus) has been missing for 2 weeks from Normanby. If anyone has seen a cat they don’t recognise in the area (looking lost) please get in touch. He is very, very friendly so probably wouldn’t run away if approached – thank you. Val (Tel: 07939525900)

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Harmonia Choir concert in Lastingham

Harmonia Choir will give a concert in Lastingham Church, at 7.00 pm on Saturday July 8. The choir is a 60 strong all-female community choir based in Malton. It mostly sings in 3 or 4 parts, and performs a wide range of material from pop to gospel, choral to jazz and everything in-between. Led by […]

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Free parking in Helmsley

If you occasionally pop over to Helmsley to shop, you’ll be pleased to hear that you can now park in the Market Place free of charge for twenty minutes. The idea was put forward by the Helmsley in Business group, and has recently been agreed by Ryedale District Council. Seven ‘Quick Stop’ places are available, […]

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Sponsored bike ride in Pickering

From the Newbridge Park Group, Pickering: We’re holding a fund raising sponsored ride in Newbridge on Sunday 2nd July. The aim is for a group of riders to do as many laps as possible to raise funds to help pay insurance, rent and general upkeep. We’d like up to 20 riders to take part and […]

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Kirkbymoorside History Group & Moorsbus

3rd Town Walk – Sunday 25th June – 12 noon Come along on the 3rd Town Walk arranged by Moorsbus and led by Louise Mudd of Kirkbymoorside History Group. Meet up outside The Lemon Tree Fish & Chips for a gentle stroll around the town, taking in some of the histories behind the streets. It […]

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Kirkbymoorside Camera Club annual exhibition

The camera club is holding an exhibition of member’s work at the Old Library Room in Helmsley Town Hall, which is situated in the Market Place, YO62 5BL. The exhibition starts on Friday 16th June and is open daily from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm and will run until Sunday 25th June. The exhibition is […]

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Volunteers needed at Age UK shop

Following the resignation of Carol Holtby, the Age UK shop in Kirkbymoorside is now under new management. It is also in urgent need of more volunteers. The shop is getting busier by the day, so any hours from the public would be very greatly appreciated. If anyone has an hour or two, or better still […]

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Bils & Rye open gallery in Kirkbymoorside

Renovation at Bils & Rye Gallery

Following the sad news of the HSBC closure – and already the building is looking unloved, with the plants gone and the cash machine taped over – comes some great news for the general appearance of the town. The Bils & Rye Gallery, in the old White Horse pub building, is undergoing a major external […]

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Late June walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Ryedale Walking Group has these three walks on offer in the second half of June: Saturday 17th June:  Slingsby Circular 9 miles (easy+) 60ft Park/Start 10:00 Considerate roadside parking in Slingsby, near phone box (SE696748)   Saturday 24th June: Nidderdale – Little Arms Cliff Walk 8.5 miles (moderate) 400 ft Park/Start: 10:30 Swinsty Reservoir car park […]

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Goodbye to banking and flowers

This is a sad day for Kirkbymoorside with the closure of the HSBC bank in Piercy End.  Not only is this the end of banking in the town but also how we shall miss those window boxes! Goodbye, HSBC, and thanks for all the flowers.

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Kitching Walker Solicitors

Vacancy for Part Time Solicitor

Flexible working opportunity for an experienced and self motivated Wills, Probate, Tax, Trusts and Elderly Client solicitor to join a busy and well respected local practice with a wide ranging and varied client base.  An ideal candidate would have minimum 8 years PQE and be able to manage a large and complex caseload within a […]

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The Musical Memories Summer Big Sing is fast approaching

Once again we have planned a lovely afternoon of singing and socialising at The Milton Rooms in Malton on Friday July 28th 2pm to 4pm. We’d like to invite you to come along and sing with us and all of our friends from across Ryedale. We can promise a really special afternoon where we will […]

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ITV want to hear from you

Are you over 80 years of age AND still driving – we would love to hear from you! Following on from the success of our previous documentaries 100 Year Old Drivers, we are currently in production on a new series following the lives of British drivers over the age of 90 as they face the […]

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Kevin Hollinrake Mp confronted by demonstrators

Kevin Hollinrake, new Conservative MP for Thirsk & Malton

The new Thirsk & Malton Member of Parliament Kevin Hollinrake, who was elected yesterday, has warned that “everything depends” on a good Brexit deal. Mr Hollinrake made the remarks as the candidates gave their speeches after the results had been read out at around 5am this morning. The speeches also saw Labour candidate Alan Avery […]

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