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.


Church - The service at All Saints on Sunday will be Holy Communion at 11am. It will be conducted by the Reverend Tony Lindsay. Work on the church clock will be starting soon, thanks to the generous contributions from the many people who value this historic building.

Fete - The garden fete in aid of All Saints takes place on Sunday, at 2pm. It is in the grounds of the Manor House, which is on the Butts, postcode YO13 9DJ. Coming from Scarborough, turn left once you pass the village name sign down Hungate or Cayley Lane and follow the beck. Teas, stalls, side shows and ice cream will be followed by the duck race on the section of the beck within the gardens. Admission is £1, school age and under children free entry. It is hoped to have the proposed plans for the toilet and kitchen (TASK) project on show.


Bridge club - The winners of the meeting on Thursday, July 26 were Thelma Hardware and Tom Nutman with 68.5 per cent. Second were Jane Bartlett and Sheila Briske who scored 53.7 per cent.


Coffee mornings - The July coffee morning in the village hall was well attended and coffee and cakes

were served by committee members. The next coffee morning is on Tuesday, August 7, from 10.30am to noon.


Show - Gillamoor and Fadmoor Show takes place on Saturday in Fadmoor Village Hall from 2pm. There will be children’s sports on The Green at 2.30pm. Ice cream, tea and cakes will be available. There will be an evening barbecue from 7pm in Jim and Christine Dye’s garden.


Collection - The annual house-to-house collection in the town for Yorkshire Cancer Research raised more than £5,700.


Market - There will be 60 stalls at the monthly market on Saturday, from 10.30am to 1.30pm. There will be an opportunity to join the Big Butterfly Count, which is supported by Sir David Attenborough among other wildlife conservationists. Butterfly identification charts will be handed out at the Butterfly Chocolates stall. Guest stalls this month are Caroline Conyers with homemade cards and jewellery, Hunter and Hound with organic dog and horse treats as well as biscuits, cakes, ice cream and hamper boxes. Precious Little Stars will be selling children’s clothes and accessories and Make it Wild have eco-friendly and nature related goods, trees and other dedications. Local community stalls are the Ryedale Carers Support and the Yorkshire Arboretum. Resident busker Josh will be in attendance and the cafe will be run by the Hovingham Bowls Club.


Quiz – There will be a family quiz in aid of St Chad’s Church at the Crown Inn on Sunday at 8.30pm. Entry is £2 and includes a sandwich supper. The prize is a voucher to spend at the Crown. Phone 01751 417343 for more information.


Menzown - Club member John Paul will lead a visit to the Ryedale Folk Museum on Tuesday, August 14. Members are invited to meet in the King’s Head car park at 2pm to offer and sort out lifts. Requests for museum buggies or for door-to-door transport should be made as soon as possible by phoning 01439 770031. The trip to the Beck Isle Museum will not now take place.

Messy Church - The next session of Messy Church will be held on Monday, September 17.

Julian meeting - The next meeting of the group will be in the Catholic Church on Tuesday, August 14 at 6.30pm. For further details phone the Rev Tania Brosnan on 01751 431452.

Benefice Pilgrimage - All Saints Church will be hosting the Benefice Pilgrimage lunch on Saturday, August 12. Anyone who can bake a cake or make sandwiches for the lunch should get in touch Anne Warriner. The pilgrimage continues the following day, Sunday.

Open gardens - Sleightholmedale gardens will be open on Sunday, August 12 at 2pm. The Kirkbymoorside support group for Marie Curie will be serving teas up to 5pm.

Contact Maureen - Items of news for Kirkbymoorside and surrounding villages correspondent Maureen Rolph can be left at the Children In Distress charity shop in the market place or via email to


Bridge club - After a one-week break, Malton Bridge Club resumed its summer programme last Wednesday with a win for Annette Jackson and Madeleine Webber. Tim Johnson and Audrey Shaw took second place with Michael Wright and Alan Butterworth third.


Bingo - A prize bingo will be held in the village hall at 7.30pm on Saturday, August 4 to raise funds for the hall. It will be the last monthly bingo, but it is hoped to host a bingo session at Christmas.


The Art Room - There will be a watercolour for beginners’ class with artist tutor Beth Boyes at the Art Room, 1 Langton Road on Friday, August 24. The following day, Saturday, August 25, Susan Slann is print making and working in mixed media. On Friday, August 31, Beth is holding an acrylic painting workshop and on Saturday, September 1, Susan will be teaching lino printing techniques. The workshops run from 10am to 4pm each day. The cost is £35 which includes materials and light refreshments. For more information, or to reserve a place, phone Susan Slann on 07812389236 or email


Gala day - Ryedale Sports Club, Thornton Road, held a successful rounders tournament and gala day on Sunday, July 22. It raised £1,135 for club funds. The rounders tournament attracted 10 teams with the tournament starting at 11.15am and the final finishing at 6pm. The winners, who retain the trophy, were Walkers’s Wonders who beat Football Coming Home in a closely contested final. The winning team

were Dan Walker (skipper), Ryan Taylor, Stephen Temple, Shaun Smith, Nicky Ibbotson, Liv Woodhead, Lizzie Pope, Sophie Nicholson and Lucy Ibbotson. The umpires were nick Wilkinson and Emma Hoyle. The day also included a tombola, raffle, food, refreshments, cake stall, ice cream and children’s activities. Food was prepared and sold by Stuart and Laura for preparing and selling the food, and Mr and Mrs Howard Pearson provided their field for additional car parking.

Open show - Pickering and District Horticulture Society is to hold its first open show of the year on Sunday, August 26 in the Memorial Hall. There will be various classes to include flowers, vegetables, produce, floral art, children’s and handicraft. The show will be open from 1pm to 4.30pm. Exhibits can be staged on Saturday, August 25 from 7pm to 9pm or on Sunday morning. Teas will be served on the Sunday afternoon.

Car boot sale - There will be a car boot sale at the R V Centre, Hungate, on Friday, August 10 at 11am. Spaces are available either inside or outside by phoning 07787 273083. The cost is £7 outside without a table provided or £10 inside with a table provided. The money raised at the event, organised by the R V Service, will go towards a charity or community group.

Domino league - The following appointments were made at Pickering Domino League’s annual general meeting last week – president, Dave Cowton; chairman, Peter Leonard; secretary/treasurer, Gayle Smith; committee, Mrs G Clements, H Reveley, D Ward, G Wheldon, Mrs P Locker, Mrs J Sleightholme, Mrs A Ellis, K Freer and D Gilbank.

Museum - The Beck Isle Museum has a range of activities on offer during the school holidays, including daily drop-in craft sessions, traditional craft days on Wednesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 29. There will be summer-themed stories for the under-fives on Thursday, August 23 and Thursday, September 20.

Dementia support - There will be a dementia support advisor at the Medical Practice, Southgate, from 10am to noon on Friday. Appointments can be booked by phoning 01751 471296.

Sponsored bike ride - A sponsored 48-hour bike ride in aid of Cancer Research UK and the Special Care Baby Unit at Scarborough Hospital will take place starting at 7pm on Saturday, September 1 from 19 Hungate

where it will finish on Sunday, September 3. People are welcome to join in and do a lap or two or more. Volunteers and sponsorship are also needed. To obtain further information either call at Television House, Market Place; Flat 2 at 19 Hungate or call in at Big Bear Bikes, Southgate.

Domino drives - Pickering Cricket Club will be holding a domino drive on at 7.30pm on Tuesday, August 14. Pickering Football Club will hold a domino drive at the same venue on Friday, August 17, also at 7.30pm.

Super draw - Last week’s Pickering Town Football Club Super Draw for £1,275 was not won. The numbers were 8, 5 and 37. This week’s draw will be increased to £1,350.

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 – This month’s trips are to Whitby on Thursday, August 9 price £7, and to Beverley on Thursday, August 23, also £7. Future trips are to Monks Cross, York, on Thursday, September 6 (£7), Thursday, September 20 to Knaresborough (£8), Northallerton on Wednesday, October 3 (£8) and York Designer Outlet at Fulford on Thursday, October 18 (£7). To reserve a place on the mini-bus, or to seek further information, 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.


Bingo - A prize bingo held in Woodlands Community Centre raised £445, including donations, for Macmillan Cancer Support at St Catherine’s Hospice, Scarborough. The caller was Melvyn Jacques and Sue Nelson was the checker. The next prize bingo at the centre will be held on Wednesday, August 29 and will be in aid of centre funds.

Quiz time - Four teams playing for £30 in prize money took part in Jennie’s quiz in the Fleece Inn. There was a three-way tie with a trio of teams scoring 55 points. After tie breaks the winners were Honeymooners, second were Team @ the Bar and third Gary, Steve & Co. The £10 jackpot was won by Sue’s Two. Jennie’s next quiz will be on Friday, August 10.


Methodists - The preacher on Sunday was the Rev Nigel Spencer, who opened the service with a reading from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. The old testament reading was given by Tina Greenley, from the second book of Samuel, and was the story of David and Bathsheba. The new testament reading was from the gospel of John. It was the story of the Feeding of the Five Thousand. The vestry steward was Allan Dunnington, who also took the collection. The door steward was Margaret Harris and Doreen Lawson played the organ. Coffee was served after the service. The preacher this Sunday is Michael Kitching.

St Martin’s - A joint service was held with congregations from St John’s, East Ayton; and St John’s, Cayton, in Cayton Village Hall. The service was led by the band in an blend of hymns and contemporary worship songs.

The Vicar, the Rev Andrew Moreland presided over Communion and spoke from John 6. A range of cakes

from the Cayton church family including the churchwarden’s highly acclaimed home-made shortbread. This Sunday the usual services will take place at St Martin’s, the 9.30am service of Holy Communion, which on the first Sunday is from the Book of Common Prayer, and the service of modern worship at 11am.

There is a correction to the times previously given for St Martin’s annual art exhibition, which takes place until Thursday, August 9. The church is open with refreshments available from 10am to 4pm each day apart from Sunday when there is a baptism at 2pm so it will be open from 1pm to 2pm and 3pm to 5pm. Most of the pictures and other items can be bought. Also during August, the church will be open every Friday from 10am to 4pm, as well as the usual times of 1pm to 3pm on Wednesdays and 10am to noon on Saturdays.


Bridge Club - Pat and George Donnor won the meeting on Monday, July 23 with 76.4 per cent. In second place were Moira and Anthony Brown with 58.3 per cent.