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Volunteers wanted for haymaking

Kirkbymoorside Environment Group is inviting help with haymaking at the wild flower meadow in Manor Vale woodland. All welcome, hay rakes and pitch forks useful. Bring a drink and some lunch as the session may go on until about 3.00p.m. Let Keith Dowell know (keithdowell@googlemail.com or 01751 432369) if you are planning to attend this […]

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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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Kirkbymoorside Thermal Imaging Camera information poster

Want to save money and fuel?

Kirkbymoorside’s thermal imaging camera is available for town resident’s to check where heat is being lost through walls, windows, doors etc. See below for details. Kirkbymoorside Environment Group

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Kirkbymoorside Environment Group, past and future

Kirkbymoorside Environment Group http://www.kms-environmentgroup.org.uk/ When did it start? Founded in 2005 by Petra Slangen, the group started by distributing low-energy light bulbs to startled passers-by in the town. This was followed by a stall at the Christmas Fair selling energy-saving gadgets, some of which might look quite primitive now. What does it do? Over the […]

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Kirkbymoorside Environment Group working with Ryedale Cycle Forum

You may have seen Helen with her wonderful giant puppets on Sunday: I asked if she’d update us all on the town cycle project and she kindly did: Our first cycle track project is to widen the footpaths alongside the A170 West and East of the town so they can become cycle-footpaths. They will also […]

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Next Give or Take Day April 10

Time to start clearing your cupboards, Kirkbymoorside’s popular Give or Take Day, organised by the Environment Group, returns on Sunday April 10. If you are new to the idea, this is how it works.  You can donate more or less anything that is legal (sorry, no pets or children) and in a condition where someone […]

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Kirkbymoorside Environment Group round up

The Kirkbymoorside Environment Group is feeling pretty upbeat about their last year and has exciting plans for this one. Volunteers armed with a Thermal Imaging Camera helped local residents find where their heat was being lost from their houses. An Energy Society was established to put solar panels on local houses, increasing the town’s contribution […]

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Kirkby’s Very Own Heritage Orchard – Almost there?

The work of the Kirkby Fruit Pickers is well known in the town and the recent community juicing days proved ever popular. The history group has been working with Chris Simmonds and her team to identify and preserve the diverse collection of old heritage trees found in and around Kirkby. This has led to the discovery […]

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Kirkbymoorside Environment Group’s Famous Give or Take Day Sunday 25th October

At Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall 9 – 12am, bring along anything that you’d like to find a new home for: furniture, electricals, bric-a-brac, plants, clothes, DIY materials, toys, books, music. Take away anything, it is all free and helps to reduce waste. Refreshments on sale to raise funds for Kirkbymoorside Cycle track projects and Kirkbymoorside in […]

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Work in the Churchyard

Regular visitors to All Saints Churchyard may have noticed the spreading damage to our weeping ash, caused by rot and decay in one of the main branches. With the assistance of a grant from the Kirkbymoorside Town Council, the PCC were able to employ a tree surgeon to remove the affected branches which will help to retain this iconic […]

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Splash of Colour

Despite numerous attempts to keep the Millennium Garden next to All Saints Church accessible, it is often overgrown. However one local resident took the initiative and, with permission, scattered a packet of wildflower seeds last year onto a patch of earth. They grew well and thankfully have taken again this year. They provide a wonderful splash of colour and seem popular […]

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Train ticket for environment rally in London, next Wednesday

From June Emerson of Kirkbymoorside Environment Group:   I have a return ticket to London going spare for next Wednesday 17th June, leaving Malton at 9.13 and coming back from Kings Cross at 20.00 pm. The idea was to go to the Climate Coalition rally at Westminster, starting at 1.00 pm, and also to meet […]

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Kirkby Morsbaggers in battle against the plastic bag

The Kirkby Morsbaggers group met last week for the latest round in its battle against the plastic bag. If you haven’t come across them before, no it’s not a typo for “moorsbaggers”.  Morsbags are named after Claire Morsman who had the original idea to make shopping bags out of old or unwanted fabric. Well, perhaps […]

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Reminder: Give or Take Day this Sunday

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Annual Report 2014 from KMS Environment Group

From June Emmerson, Chairman of KMS Environment Group In spite of the small number of active members a great deal has been achieved this year. More than 250 Shopping Guides were printed and flew out of the Post Office and Summit Bakery at high speed. A pity we couldn’t print more, but there were no […]

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Environment Group meetings 2015, all welcome

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Give or Take Day, this Sunday

Kirkbymoorside’s popular Give or Take Day returns this coming Sunday, October 26. If you are new to the idea, this is how it works.  You can donate more or less anything that is legal (no pets or children) and in a condition where someone might get some use out of it – and think broadly […]

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Reminder: Give or Take Day tomorrow!

Don’t forget that tomorrow, Sunday, is the day to swap things you don’t want for things you do want, simply to dispose of things you don’t want, or to pick up a real bargain – free!  In other words, it’s Kirkbymoorside’s  Give or Take Day. The Memorial Hall will be open for giving or taking […]

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The Crap Fairy Blog: A litter-picker’s journal (5th April)

Success! The first part of my litter-picking goal for the year has been achieved: I have finished a deep-clean of the 1 km stretch of the A170 between the Eastern edge of Helmsley and the end of Riccal Dale – including all those lovely ditches I wrote about last time. So now all I need […]

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Changes to Give or Take Day 27th April!

Due to a mix-up, deliveries of goods for the next Famous Give or Take Day can now only be accepted on the day, and not the evening before. Anyone who would like to deliver goods can bring them to the side door of the Memorial Hall from 7.30 am on Sunday 27th April. To allow a […]

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Ancient Ash Tree, Manor Vale, Kirkbymoorside

When we went down to the woods today …

What a delight it was to spend time in Manor Vale Wood undertaking some much needed management work with a group of volunteers today. Don Davies, Countryside Officer for Ryedale District Council expertly instructed us on the tasks that needed doing – small tree felling and undergrowth trimming to encourage flora and fauna currently being […]

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The Crap Fairy Blog: A litter-picker’s journal (March 5th)

  Well, it’s taken me weeks to get this one written, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been idle – far from it. In fact, I’ve got a new CF project, which is basically to see if I can get just one kilometre of the A170 properly clean, and keep it clean all year. I’ve chosen […]

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Woodland Day at Manor Vale: Come and help!

The Environment Group (KMEG) is setting up a working group to help maintain Manor Vale Wood, owned by Kirkbymoorside Town Council. This interesting ancient woodland, which dates back 1000 years, needs management three or four times a year to encourage a range of wildlife. (www.kirkbymoorsidetowncouncil.gov.uk/manorvale). The group would initially be involved in small tree felling […]

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The Crap Fairy Blog: A litter-picker’s journal (January 28th)

Commemorative litter Ye-e-s… it’s going to be a tricky one, this. I did have a bit of a rant when I found this, and I want to write about it here because whatever else it’s been in the past, what it is now is litter. But it’s not straightforward, is it? Because the reason it’s […]

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Apple varieties wanted

From Kirkby Fruit Pickers WANTED: cuttings from old or interesting apple trees. The Fruit Pickers group is about to take delivery of 20 apple rootstocks (MM106 for those of you who understand these things) with a view to grafting on cuttings from apple varieties around the town that might otherwise disappear. MM106 is a really […]

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Environment Group meetings 2014: everyone welcome

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The Crap Fairy Blog: a litter-picker’s journal (January 13th)

  Hurray! The Crap Fairy is back on the beat, refreshed after a Christmas rest, and ready for a little change of location to mark the New Year – it’s Carlton Road, which is really just a country lane going North from Helmsley towards the moors. I cycle this way often with Mr C-F, so we’ve […]

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Kirkby Bloomers Recipe Book

Hot off the press – the new Kirkby recipe book is now available to buy from Something Special, Children in Distress or from any member of the Kirkbymoorside In Bloom Group. This A4 book is the result of all the recipes donated by residents and businesses at the Kirkby Fest back in September and also features some wonderful black […]

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Give or Take Days

Following the success of the last Give or Take Day, we asked June Emerson of the Kirkby Environment Group to give us a round up of how the system works, and here it is.  Note particularly the dates for next year’s events. Give or Take Days are organised by the Kirkbymoorside Environment Group and backed […]

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Kirkby Fruit Pickers Christmas Gift Packs

Here’s a gift that’s uniquely FROM Kirkby – and it’s a gift TO Kirkby at the same time! Kirkby Fruit Pickers volunteers have handmade these gift packs, filling them with juice, cordials and preserves that are all made by volunteers using produce donated by local people – that’s the ‘from Kirkby’ part. But also, all […]

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