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All Saints Harvest Festival

Today’s service was the Harvest Festival, with the font and windows dressed with flowers and produce.  The Harvest Service used to be celebrated at the beginning of the harvest season on August 1st  and was called Lammas meaning Loaf Mass. Farmers made loaves of bread from their crops and gave them to the church to be used […]

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Black Swan for Sale

No doubt you will have seen the sign go up otside the Black Swan yesterday morning. It seems that Punch Taverns have finally decided to offer the pub on the open market.

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The Rec Club Returns

Following the closure of the Recreation Club down at the Sportsfield in July this year, the Sportsfield Committee decided to advertise for an acting steward to run a pilot scheme to determine the long term viability of the site. Simon Morrisey has taken on this role and as well as re-opening the bar, he is […]

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No 2 West End Re-opens

This building has recently been a café and a children’s clothing & gift shop before closing earlier this year. It has now re-opened as Café Taste, offering affordable, good quality home cooked food and great service. The sandwiches, toasties, baps puddings, and pastries are all available to takeaway. They also offer an “outside Catering Services” catering […]

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Jennings Watercolours

Gifted to the town by the Jennings family, a small album of watercolour paintings has recently been donated to the Ryedale Folk Museum. These small paintings were done between 1894 and 1910 by Thomas Jennings, whose father was Station Master at Kirbymoorside Railway Station. Thomas did a variety of jobs before marrying and settling in Piercy End […]

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Woodland survey launched

Woodlands are attracting ever-increasing interest across Britain, but little is known with any real certainty about the vast majority (72%) of woods that are held in private hands, rather than those managed by the Forestry Commission. Now North Yorkshire woodland owners are being asked to take part in a new national survey which has been […]

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Mystery plane explained

You may have noticed a large aeroplane flying slowly and repeatedly overhead in recent days and wondered what it was doing? Thanks to local resident David Turlington who alerted me to a Yorkshire Post article which provided the necessary backgound. Turns out the Dakota DC3 plane is undertaking gravity and magnet field surveys and is operating out of […]

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Kirkby resident says thank you

A very sincere thank you for all the Kirkbymoorsiders who came to the rescue when my husband Terry fell from his bicycle on Saturday afternoon (7th July) in the Market Place. He fell heavily and landed firmly on his head, there was an immediate response from the customers of the George and Dragon and the […]

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A photographer with a passion for North Yorkshire and its local communities…..

Andrew’s journey around North Yorkshire and its local towns For almost 37 years I’ve had a passion to capture life on film, I use both traditional and digital method. My portfolio covers landscapes, portraits, buildings and everyday events.For the last 20 years have spent periods of time in the Dales, the Lakes and North Yorkshire […]

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Spring Cleaning

At this time of year many of us think about having a clear-out. Garages, lofts and spare rooms all become the focus of a desire to get rid of clutter, which we all gather up along the way. However, over the years these clear-outs have led to loss of many important aspects of our town’s […]

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Key found

A 5 lever key was found today on the cobbles between the Chinese and Estate Agents. The Town Clerk will keep the key in the office for safe keeping.

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Two new Town Blog websites launched

Spurred on by the success of the Kirkbymoorside Town Blog, which continues to grow in both readership and contributors, two new blogs have been established for Helmsley and Pickering. Their format and mix of content is exactly the same – local news, videos and items of wider interest sourced by local volunteers. Two local businesses have kindly sponsored the sites; […]

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Yorkshire Water drop in

There will be a drop in session hosted by Yorkshire Water from 4:30 pm at Church House this afternoon to allow those interested in the road closure Dale End/Gillamoor Road. This will be followed by a presentation by Mr Andrew Ball of Bentley’s (as part of the regular Council Meeting at 7:00pm).

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Latest Exhibition at Hutton’s Folk Museum

Francis Nicholson – Painter, Printmaker, Drawing Master 31st March – 20th May 2012 at The Gallery, Ryedale Folk Museum Hailed by his contemporaries as the “Father of watercolour painting in this country”, Francis Nicholson’s career spanned nine decades. He witnessed the founding of the Royal Academy, the opening of the first public ‘Picture Gallery’, the […]

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Free bunk bed

If you could find use for this children’s bunk bed which has become surplus to requirements do get in touch. Located in town.

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Back in our day

I saw this and thought readers would find it thought provoking – I certainly did! Back in our Day – The Green thing In the queue at the store, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized to […]

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Kirkbymoorside Community Award

Do you know of someone in Kirkbymoorside who should be receiving some recognition for their voluntary work? Closing date for The Town Council’s Community Award is 31 January 2012. Please request a form from the Assistant Clerk.

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Kirkbymoorside’s old library building back on agenda

Councillors in Kirkbymoorside are to hold a meeting to explore the future of the town’s old library in Church Street. Local architect and designer John Paul is being asked to come forward with details of his ideas for the building, which has been empty since North Yorkshire County Council moved the library to Church House […]

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The Kirkbymoorside Surgery – Change to Opening Times

From Monday 16th January 2012, the Surgery will be starting a six month trial of longer appointment slots for patients seeing Drs Lodge, Fielding and Hodgson to see what effect this has on patient waiting times. This means that the last appointment to be offered will be at 5.30pm. The Surgery will also be closing […]

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A very Happy Christmas to all our blog readers

However you are spending the holiday season have a wonderful time. The Town Blog Team xxx

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Kirkby not the only one likely to get a Tesco store

Supermarkets’ plan to build thousands more stores revealed as food retailers aim to increase trading space by almost 50% as biggest store opening programme in history gets under way. Source: Guardian It may feel like there’s already one on almost every street corner, but Britain’s supermarkets are planning to open enough new stores in the […]

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The Kirkbymoorside Surgery – Public Consultation Meeting

York Teaching Hospital and Scarboorugh and North East Yorkshire Healthcare Trusts in partnership with the Local Involvement Networks (LINks), have arranged a series of public consultation meetings across Malton, Whitby, Scarborough and Bridlington. These meetings are for people to find out more about the acquisition of Scarborough hospital. At the meetings Chief Executives Patrick Cowley […]

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Two local events this weekend

On Saturday there is a Christmas Fair with stalls selling festive goodies in the Marton Reading Room between 10-12. Once you have been there you can pop over to Sinnington Chapel (11.00 – 1.30) where there will be a lovely display of nativity sets from all over the world. By the time you have looked at those, and checked out […]

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Fantasy comes to Dalby Forest

A fairy tale world is being been created in the heart of Yorkshire’s biggest forest – thanks to the timeless skills of carvers, iron workers and willow weavers. A magical enchanted wood will be unveiled in Dalby Forest on Sunday 11 September as part of a free Forestry Commission Discovery Day in the 3,440-hectare (8,600 […]

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Views sought from Kirkby residents on health transport

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Town Meeting Monday 5 September 7 pm Church House

What do you want for Kirkbymoorside in the future? What does the town need? A Community Plan will answer these questions and the Town Council needs the help of everyone in the town to put the plan together. Chairman Chris Dowie said, “The Community Plan will be a plan for the future of Kirkby and […]

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Town Council Office to Re-open

The Town Council office in the Shambles has been closed for refurbishment since the beginning of July. The landlord’s internal work of insulation and re-decoration is now complete and on Monday evening, Town Clerk Sally Brown and five town councillors began the work of moving the furniture and files which had been stored in the […]

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Sustainable Community Strategy seeks your views

The Sustainable Community Strategy for North Yorkshire 2008/18 is currently being refreshed for the period 2011 to 2014 and views are now being sought on whether the revised priorities are the most critical for North Yorkshires communities over the next three years. The strategy sets out a long-term vision and priorities for key agencies working […]

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Kirkbymoorside Town Blog – One Year Old today!

Wow – where’s that year gone?! Thank you to all you readers of the blog and to the growing numbers of contributors who are finding the site a great place to publicise news and events. It’s been a really rewarding year recording 12 months in our lovely town – here are some stats you may be interested […]

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Ryedale Family History Group to meet in Kirkbymoorside

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