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Planning refused on Manor Vale development

The building of six, three bedroom terraced dwellings on the Manor Vale Lane site was refused by Ryedale District Council at their planning meeting on May 11th. Below you will reasons for the refusal: There were 18 public comments made – 16 were against and 2 were neutral. What happens now to the site, which […]

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Now there’s graffiti in Manor Vale

The plants will grow and the mud will be turned over by walkers but it was a shame to see this graffiti on the footpath near the ancient ash this morning. This is an ancient woodland and could do without this. On a happier note it was great to see the benches restored with new […]

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Scenes reminiscent of the Amazon

The sounds of chainsaws were once again heard coming from the old council depot, Manor Vale yesterday – they’d come to finish the job they started a few weeks ago. A line of beautiful, mature trees possibly 80, 100 or more years old brought down by a team of men with chain saws and a […]

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Manor Vale woodland work day

We are undertaking some hedge laying from 10.00 am on Saturday 19th November. You are welcome to attend for a morning, afternoon or both. Instruction in techniques will be available. Equipment to bring would include strong boots and thorn proof gloves, old clothes, weather protection, drink and food if you are staying over lunch. Useful […]

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More tree loss in Kirkbymoorside

How sad it was to walk down past the old council depot yesterday and see even more trees being cut down on the top of the bank. Not sure why these perfectly healthy specimens had to come down. Perhaps they were considered too precarious growing where they were. With the housing plans for the depot […]

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Signage on Manor Vale gate, Kirkbymoorside saying 'dogs on lead'

Manor Vale ‘dogs on lead’ sign not mandatory

There has been consternation amongst some of the town’s dog walkers with the recent new signage located on the Manor Vale gate and at the golf club footpath junction. A favourite local walk for dog owners used to letting their mutts off the lead they cannot understand who made the decision and the legality of […]

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Haymaking in Manor Vale

We have a haymaking day scheduled for Saturday 16th July, starting around 10am at the hay meadow,working with our environmental contact, Don Davies. If you have been before you will know that we will have a pleasant task raking up cut grass to maintain low fertility, which promotes the wild flowers growing at the meadow. […]

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Dog killed in Manor Vale

Yesterday two Huskie dogs attacked and killed a small Maltese terrier in Manor Vale. Both huskies were off their lead with no owner apparently in the vicinity. The elderly owner of the terrier tried to fight off the huskies but it was too late by the time she eventually managed to get them away. This […]

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Ancient Ash Tree, Manor Vale, Kirkbymoorside

Next Manor Vale work day

Fancy some coppicing in an ancient woodland? The next Manor Vale work day is on Saturday 13th February. We start around 10am and finish by general agreement. Please let me know if you are coming. Best wishes Keith Dowell keithdowell@googlemail.com

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Flooding in Manor Vale Kirkbymoorside

Flooding in Manor Vale

Some contractors who were in Manor Vale quite by chance so they along with the fire brigade, NYCC highways and willing neighbours helped save the bungalow from flooding earlier in the week. Download Video of flooding. Thanks to Chris Dowie for the photos and video.

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Ancient Ash Tree, Manor Vale, Kirkbymoorside

Manor Vale work day

The Kirkbymoorside Environment Group Manor Vale working party invites you to help out in our local ancient woodland. The next Manor Vale work day will take place on Saturday 12th December. We will be meeting at the bottom car park from 10.00am onwards. You can attend for as long or short a time as you […]

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Volunteer hay rakers required

We have had a short notice request to tackle the hay on the upper meadow at Manor Vale this Sunday 19th July. If anyone can make this it would be much appreciated. We have three volunteers so far and Don Davies from the council will be cutting the grass. The remaining work involves raking the […]

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Coppicing in Manor Vale

Just to confirm the last coppicing day of the season will take place at the top meadow in Manor Vale (at the end of the upper access track) on Monday 23rd March starting at 10am. We will be felling a group of small trees. We will be allowed to remove some wood. Don Davies has […]

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Woodland Day in Kirkbymoorside

There will be a Manor Vale work day on Saturday 7th February, meeting at the lower car park. We chose the weekend to favour people busy during the week. The work is hedge laying and maybe some other jobs depending on how much hedge work there is to do, time available and numbers attending. The […]

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Manor Vale Management Committee Meeting 26 November

The next meeting of the Manor Vale Management Committee will be at 11am on Wednesday 26th November 2014 in The Moorside Room, 9 Church Street, Kirkbymoorside. Members of the committee are requested to attend. Members of the public and the press are also very welcome. There will be a walk round Manor Vale beforehand for […]

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Manor Vale coppicing

The Environment Group is supporting the care of Manor Vale Wood in Kirkbymoorside. We have already helped with coppicing and meadow mowing in this ancient woodland. We hope to try our hand at hedge laying before too long. Our next project day is Friday 21st November. We start at 10 am – meet at the […]

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Kirkbymoorside to get new concert hall in memory of Les Maw, thanks to local landowner James Holt

The town is in line to get a new concert hall, given in memory of the legendary Les Maw, the head of the town’s famous Town Brass Band for years, thanks to the generosity of local land and estate owner, James Holt from Ravenswick Hall. The surprise news came at the Town Council’s monthly meeting […]

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Hay making in Manor Vale

Many thanks to all who helped at Manor Vale in glorious weather last Friday including Tink, Liz, Elaine, Andrew, Abi and the children. We helped to ensure the continued survival of a range of wild flowers including an area of orchids. The mower was running ‘like a dog’ so we left an area to finish […]

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Manor Vale Hay Day 25th July

Summer is passing and the hay in the small wild flower area is due to be cut to encourage more flowers next year.The hay will be cut by machine, probably in advance. We are being asked to help rake the grass for removal to ensure no nutrients are fed back into the soil (which encourages […]

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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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Manor Vale, Kirkbymoorside - Highways Depot Site

Manor Vale Planning Application – available for public viewing

Documents associated with the Planning Applications at North Yorkshire Highways Depot, Manor Vale Lane, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6EG, detailed as follows, are available in the library: Application No: 14/00151/FUL Application Type: Full Application Proposal: Erection of 1 no. four bedroom dwelling with detached double garage and 2 no. three bedroom dwellings with detached single garages. Location: […]

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Kirkbymoorside Town Council

Manor Vale Management Committee Meeting – 26 February

The next meeting of the Manor Vale Management Committee will be at 11am on Wednesday 26th February 2014 in Church House. Members of the committee are requested to attend. Members of the public and the press are also very welcome. There will be a walk round Manor Vale beforehand for those that can make it, […]

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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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Footpath in Manor Vale, Kirkbymoorside

New Manor Vale footpath

Walking in Manor Vale, the ancient woodland to the north of the town, is more pleasurable and less muddy underfoot thanks to a new footpath. Learn more about Manor Vale.

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Kirkbymoorside Town Council – Manor Vale Committee Meeting – Nov 28th

Note this meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting of the Manor Vale Management Committee will be at 2.30pm on Thursday 28th November 2013 in Church House. Members of the committee are requested to attend. Members of the public and the press are also very welcome. There will be a walk round Manor Vale beforehand […]

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Hay making in Manor Vale

Jonah, Esther and I went to the community hay making yesterday at Finches Fork, Manor Vale. It was really good fun. Don from Ryedale District Council showed us how to roll and pitchfork the hay. There were 6 of us there, and it took just over an hour to clear the field – we also got […]

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Hay making opportunity in Manor Vale next month

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Kirkbymoorside Town Council – Manor Vale Meeting 25th July

The next meeting of the Manor Vale Management Committee will be at 2.30pm on Thursday 25th July 2013 in Church House. Members of the committee are requested to attend. Members of the public and the press are also very welcome. There will be a walk round Manor Vale beforehand for those that can make it, […]

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Challenging sign in Manor Vale

Locals enjoying the walk along the top path of Manor Vale have been wondering recently what to make of this latest sign appearing in the woodland in the close vicinity of the Ancient Ash. How exactly are they meant to take care? Wear a hard hat or walk fast to avoid the chance of being […]

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Ancient Ash Tree, Manor Vale, Kirkbymoorside

To the Manor (Vale) borne

On Tuesday June 11th, Ryedale District Council’s Countryside Officer, Don Davies led a small group on a guided walk up Manor Vale and back along the top path to Castlegate. Don explained how the valley is one of many narrow, y-shaped dry valleys, running north-south in the Jurassic strata in the Tabular Hills. Kirkbymoorside Town […]

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