HERE is all your latest Vale and Dale news. Find out what is happening in your neighbourhood, check out when your parish council meets or simply plan ahead with details of events taking place round the corner.


Funding - A meeting of the village hall management committee was held on Tuesday to discuss a request from the group attempting to renovate the playing field. It was agreed that the secretary seek to clarify the position regarding donations to other groups from village hall funds.

History group - A church crawl was held on Saturday on which 16 people occupying five cars visited eight historic East Riding churches. The event was coordinated by Joel Brookfield and Margareth Priest organised a large picnic.

Water Works - The Northern Ryedale Singers will be giving a recital in the village hall on Saturday, June 23 at 7.30pm. It will be a musical celebration of water called Let It Flow and is in aid of the charity Water Works. Tickets cost £10 and are available from Jacki Milestone phone 01751 417185 or Katrina Lane phone 01751 417374.


Country quiz - The second country quiz in aid of Brompton Primary School is now on sale at the usual outlets plus Ward’s butchers shop in Kirbymoorside and Kirby News. Alternatively send a stamped addressed envelope to Countryside Quiz, 2 Sawdon Lane, Brompton by Sawdon, Scarborough YO13 9DT to receive one by return post. Entries close on Friday, September 14. The winners will be drawn from all correct entries with a first prize of £10, second £5 and a consolation prize of £5.

Recruiting - The cricket season is under way and the village club needs more players for its second team. Anyone who is interested in playing, or needs further information, should phone second XI captain Craig Mudd on 07960 776620.

May market - The annual May market will be held in the village hall on Saturday, May 26 from 10am until 1pm. It is a seasonal table top sale and coffee morning which is in aid of The Rainbow Centre in Scarborough. There will be stalls selling cakes, crafts, plants and bric-a-brac. Entrance is £1.50 to include refreshments. People can rent a table for £5 to sell items. To book a table phone 01723 859211.

Church - All of the 9.30am and 11am Communion services at All Saints will be taken by retired clergy while the vicar is on sick leave. The Rev David Clarke took the 11am service on Sunday, May 20 and will be doing a number of the other Brompton services. Rev Clarke was vicar of Thornton-le-Dale for 15 years. Other clergy who will be covering at All Saints include the Rev David Garnett, who has taken services at All Saints in the past. Dr Don Jones will continue take morning prayer on the second Sunday of each month. There is, however, no one to take the 8am service this Sunday, May 27, so it has been cancelled.

Open gardens - There is a new category called Over the Garden Wall at the village’s open gardens event on Sunday, June 17. It is for cottage gardens which can be viewed from the outside and will be identified on the map this year. If anyone in the village would like to be included in this category phone Mary Jones on 01723 859437.


Bridge club - Tom Nutman and Brian Crowder won the bridge session on Thursday, May 17 with 62.5 per cent. Second were Arthur and Lesley Conner with 61.1 per cent. The club meet every Thursday at 6.45pm in Welburn Village Hall and invite anyone to join them.


Christmas is coming - There will be a preliminary meeting in the Jubilee Room at the Methodist Church on Tuesday, May 29 at 7pm to discuss the possibility of a Community Christmas Tree Festival in the town. It is hoped that representatives of churches, local organisations, businesses and individuals will attend. Email or

Camera club - Sally Sallett judged Kirkbymoorside Camera Club’s best of year projected images competition at The Moorside Bar & Club on Thursday, May 17. The winner was Martin Williams with Standing Out From the Crowd, second was Jim Cavanagh with Dorset Smoothie and third Paul Stephenson with Line Out.

Menzown - Edward Harrison gave a talk to the members of Menzown at their last meeting, when he brought along a collection of his recent purchases from auctions and ebay. They included a carved cedar wood washing bat dated 1664, a little box containing some small wooden discs carved with witches’ charms, a carved wooden square plate complete with a recess for the salt which was the origin of the expression a square meal, and an educational device for restraining left-handed children. A vote of thanks was given by Jim Pewtress. The meeting was chaired by Richard Sharp.

Cottage garden - Mick and Ann Potter’s garden at Penny Piece Cottage, 41-43 Piercy End, will be open on Sunday, from noon to 5pm as part of the National Gardens Scheme. Admission is £4 for adults and children free.

Art exhibition - Maggie Roberts and David Shaw are staging an art exhibition entitled A Celebration of Nature at the Moorside Room, Church Street on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 1, 2 and 3, from 10am to 6pm. It includes diverse selection of original pictures, all for sale, from fine pencil studies and oil pastels to hand-embroidered collages and batik. Admission is free.

Open gardens - Kirkbymoorside In Bloom’s open gardens event is on Sunday, June 10 from 11am to 5pm. Tickets are £5 and include a cream tea which will be available on the day opposite Chisholm’s Monument. There will also be a plant stall. Anyone interested in opening their garden or joining In Bloom as a volunteer should phone Gaynor on 01751 430250.

Environment Group - Kirkbymoorside Environment Group is looking for someone with a van or trailer who would be willing to help people who would like to take, or give, large items, at its give or take days. The KMEG team is happy to help with lifting but has no suitable vehicle. It would involve being available for one Sunday morning twice a year. The next give or take day will be on Sunday, October 28, from 9am to noon.


Garage sale - Residents will be holding a garage sale on Sunday, June 10 from 10am to 1pm to help raise money for the play area maintenance fund. Refreshments will be served in the Methodist Schoolroom and maps of the village will also be available.

Village fete - The annual village fete will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, July 8.


Flower arranging - Malton and District Flower Club’s May meeting was an open evening held at Norton College. Long-time member and demonstrator, Sally Goodrick opened the evening with an illustrated talk on flower arranging basics. She was followed by Sue Maddocks whose wealth of experience was demonstrated in The Darling Buds of May in which flowers were incorporated in unusual colour combinations in traditional and modern designs. Using original containers, she gave practical tips in her presentation. The next meeting on Tuesday, June 19 is the annual outing to Primrose Bank, Kexby. Phone Jenny Loseby on 01653 693081. New members and visitors are welcome, phone Maggie Tate-Smith on 01653 698741 for details.

Bridge club - The first of Malton Bridge Club’s summer sessions took place last Wednesday with a win for Madeleine Webber and Philip Mason, John and Beryl Bramall taking second place and Graham Burgess and Rob Ashdown third. Non-members are welcome on any Wednesday evening in the summer and are guaranteed a partner. Phone Richard Hilton on 01653 693501. The latest Thursday afternoon session was won by Roger and Ruth Mattingly, with a three-way tie for second place.


Domino drive - There will be a domino drive in aid of Pickering Crdicket Club at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane, on Thursday. June 7 at 7.30pm.

Fleamarket - The gift fair and fleamarket which operates at the Liberal Club, Smiddy Hill, will be open for four days over the coming Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday to Tuesday, 10am to 4pm each day. Last year the fair raised £500 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Cinema - The Kirk Theatre, Hungate will be screening the film Darkest Hour on Wednesday, June 6 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the box office or telephone 01751 474833.

Fishkeepers - Ryedale Aquarist Society will meet on Wednesday, May 30 at the Potter Hill home of Sue and David Marshall at 7.30pm.

Plant stall - Pickering and District Horticulture Society will be holding its annual plant stall in the Market Place on Saturday from 8am onwards.

Super draw - Last week’s Pickering Town Football Club’s Super Draw for £525 was not won. The numbers were 9, 24 and 28. This week’s draw will be increased to £600. To join see any Pikes committee member or call at Dunning butchers shop, Bridge Street.

Quiz night - The Bay Horse, Market Place, will host a general knowledge quiz in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance on Sunday at 7.30pm.

Ryedale Shopper - Next month’s trips are to Bridlington on Thursday, June 14, price £7, and Wednesday, June 27 to Northallerton, price £8. The following month the minibus will go to Scarborough on Thursday, July 12, price £7, and Harrogate on Thursday, July 26 price £8. To book a place, phone 01653 699059 or 01653 698888. The pick-up points and times are as follows, Roxby Road, Thornton-le-Dale 9.15am, Eastgate/Hawthorne Lane 9.25am, Eastgate car park 9.30am, Ingsgarth 9.33am, Westgate/Manor Drive 9.35am, and Middleton Road/Northway 9.40am.

Jazz festival - The deadline for cheaper advanced tickets for the 6th Ryedale Festival of Traditional Jazz is fast approaching. The festival will be held from Sunday, July 22 to Saturday, July 28. Tickets bought before Thursday, May 31 cost £5 for the Sunday Spirituals concert and for the Monday to Saturday concerts £50 with individual tickets for any of the Monday to Saturday concerts priced at £10. After May 31st the prices increase to £60 for the Monday to Saturday concerts and £12 for the individual concerts. To purchase tickets send a cheque made payable to Ryedale Jazz Society with a SAE stating what tickets are required to Amy Ward, 51 Roman Avenue South, Stamford Bridge, York YO41 1LS or telephone 01759 371583.

Dementia help - There will be an opportunity to talk in confidence to a Dementia Support adviser at the Medical Centre, Southgate, between 10am and noon on Friday, June 1. Phone 01751 471296 to book an appointment.

Peems - There will be a meeting of the Pickering Experimental Engineering and Model Society at the RVS Building, Hungate, on Wednesday, June 6 at 7pm.


Quiz time - Seven teams playing for £52 in prize money took part in Jennie’s mega quiz in the Fleece Inn. The winners with 65 points were Honeymooners, The Who were second and third, after a tie break with Team @ the Bar were Gary’s Team, who also won the £13 jackpot and the Sunday night quiz.

In training - The newly formed Rillington Rovers football club start pre-season training on Thursday, June 7 at 7pm at the Recreation Ground. For further details contact Phil Rouph via Facebook or just turn up on the night.


St Martin’s Church - The Rev Richard Firth presided and reader Elizabeth Moreland preached at the 9.30am service of Holy Communion for Pentecost. Elizabeth preached on the nature of the Holy Spirit, and how this gift of God supports and guides people through their journey of faith. During the service, before communion was shared, the children’s activities in the church rooms were led by Rachel Watson and Kate Middleton. Edna Burton accompanied the hymns on the piano, Dot Francis and Sue Johnson were sidespersons and Janet Lamb served refreshments. Elizabeth Moreland preached again at the 11am service of modern worship, which she also led. Helen Swallow read and Sue Grice led the intercessions. Sue also took part in the sung worship, which was led by John Grice with Steve Raettig and John Taylor. Jenny Bland and Jean Donovan ran the children’s Sunday Club, Jo Taylor was the sidesperson and Elizabeth Bradley served refreshments after the service.

Methodists - The service on Sunday was taken by Diane Robinson. The vestry steward was Allan Dunnington, the organist was Doreen Lawson, the welcomer was Margaret Harris and the offering was taken by Sheila Gray. Bible readings were given by Sheena and Allan Dunnington and Bob Jackman. In her address Mrs Robinson spoke of Pentecost and the Holy Spirit. The preacher this Sunday at 10.30am is the Rev Peter Cross.


Race night - Sherburn Sports & Community Club is hosting a race night and pie and peas supper in aid of Sherburn FC on June 2 at 8pm. There is no entry charge.

Memorial fundraiser - There will be a family fundraiser on Sunday, June 10 at the village hall from 10am to 2pm. It will include a table-top sale, craft fair, tombola, children’s activities, bouncy castle, cake stall, tea and coffee. The proceeds are for a memorial bench in memory of Jane Cawood. To book a table, phone Tracy Vitty on 07432 506392. For further information, or to make a donation, phone Boo Wharton on 07875 6860 or Kay Miles on 07376 465729.

Fun day - Ben Brewins and Ryan McDowell will be holding a summer fun day at the Sports and Community Club at 11am on Sunday, May 27. It is to raise funds for Ben’s Moroccan Atlas Mountain trek in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice. He needs to raise money to cover costs of flights, trek guides, hotel and insurance before he even starts to collect sponsors so if anyone can help with raffle or tombola prizes get in touch. The event will include live music showcasing local talent, barbecue, bouncy castle, face-painting, a children’s cake-off competition, fully licensed bar and an appearance by Spiderman.

Gin show - Members and visitors will be able to taste a variety of gins at the Gin Show at the Sports and Community Club on Friday, June 8 to talk all things gin. Tickets for the event, which includes a talk by a gin specialist and five premium gins, accompanied by tonic and garnish, are £25. To get tickets log on to

Letters draw - Sherburn FC’s draw on Saturday produced the letters D, F and Q. As there was no winner, this week’s prize will be £270.

St Hilda’s - The next service at St Hilda’s Church will be Holy Communion on Sunday when the Rev Joe Kinsella will officiate. Later that afternoon teas will be served at Jackson’s Wold, when the gardens will be opened to the public and all proceeds from the teas will be donated to St Hilda’s Church by Mr and Mrs Richard Cundall.

Luncheon Club - Members of the Senior Citizen Luncheon Club expressed sympathy to John Robinson following the loss of his son Jonathan. Birthday greetings were sung to Betty before a motor car quiz was won by Barbara’s table. Chris and Sandra Cade have invited club members to meet at Forge Villa, 31 St Hilda’s Street, for afternoon tea in the garden on Wednesday, June 20, meeting at 2.30pm for tea at 3pm.

Methodist news - The Tuesday coffee morning hostess was Elizabeth Aconley and donations for coffee continue to be given to the Air Ambulance. Pentecost Praise on Sunday was led by the worship team. Opening prayer and praise was by Chris and Sandra Cade. The reading was by Kim Canterbury and offertory steward was Jean Brown, who also led a response activity when the congregation were invited to fasten a leaf onto the vine to show that they wanted to be connected to Jesus Christ. Liz Aconley operated the audio-visual equipment. India and Kiara Heron assisted with the activities and Christine Fenwick gave the blessing prayer. Afterwards a bring and share lunch was enjoyed together in the hall. The worship this Sunday at 10.30am will be led by Paul Midgley.

Tea party - There will be an afternoon tea party in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care in the village hall on Saturday, June 9 from 2pm to 4pm.


Knit and natter - The fortnightly knit and natter session will be held in the cricket pavilion on Wednesday, May 23, between 7pm and 9pm. It is £2 to take part and tea, coffee and biscuits will be served.

Summer fair - The cricket club are holding a summer fair on Sunday, June 24 from 10.30am until 1.30pm. Anyone wishing to have a stall costing £5 and payable in advance, phone Julie Price on 01653 618214. The club will also be holding a music night featuring Inn Transit on Saturday, September 1 from 6pm until late. Entry will be £6 and includes supper.


Domino drive - There is a domino drive in aid of village hall funds on Saturday at 7.30pm. It is £1.50 to play and includes tea and biscuits.


Snainton - As part of the branch’s 100th anniversary celebrations, 31 members visited Scarborough GCHQ on Thursday, May 10 with 31 members taking up this offer of a visit. Staff showed members around and provided a taxi service on the site for those who did not want to make the long walk on foot. It included a visit to the museum and a question and answer session with experienced staff. The visit was arranged by a branch member who works at GCHQ. After the visit the party enjoyed a meal at Walkers Fish Restaurant in East Ayton.


Wombleton - June Gamble welcomed 25 members and asked for their thoughts on the New Name, New Image initiative from head office. After a brief discussion it was unanimously agreed that Wombleton Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association wanted to keep the existing name as it says exactly what the organisation is about. Christine Baxter, the treasurer, asked that any outstanding data protection forms be completed and handed to her as soon as possible. The competition for a travel souvenir was won jointly by June Gamble and Jenny Greaves with 10 points each. A raffle was drawn. Ann Gray introduced the speaker, John Paul who gave an illustrated talk called Sailing in the Wake of Captain James Cook’s ship The Endeavour. John designed and built his own yacht called Ambition and set off, with a crew of six, to replicate the famous voyage, though in a much smaller vessel. He gave an insight into life on board, into coping with extremes of weather and of the many different cultures encountered throughout the voyage. Ambition and her crew reached Australia in time for the 1988 Bicentennial Celebration of the journey taken by Captain James Cook and botanist Joseph Banks. Ann Gray gave the vote of thanks. Refreshments were served and the meeting closed at 9.15pm.