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.


Harvest celebrations - There is to be a thanksgiving service in the Church of St John the Baptist on Friday, September 28 at 6.30pm.

Magic supper - A ploughman’s supper with magical entertainment will be held in the village hall on Friday, October 5 at 7pm. Tickets are £12 and available from Katie, phone 01653 658795 or Elaine, phone 01653 658351. Proceeds will contribute to work in the old churchyard.


Fun day - The action starts on the playing field on Saturday at noon with boules and a football target course until 2pm when the apple throwing competition begins. At 3pm there will be a tug-of-war featuring four teams of six. The teams are a pub team, a side of visitors, one from the south of the village and one from the north of the village. There will also be croquet on the lawn behind the Moors Inn from noon to 2pm.

Bishop Hagg Wood - The latest Saturday morning work task as part of Appleton & Spaunton Community Interest Company’s management of Bishop Hagg Wood was attended by four villagers who collected wood and burned brash. The next work task will be on Saturday, September 29 at 10am.

Tea, Chat and History - The first Tea, Chat & History session of the 2018/19 season will be held in the village hall between 2pm and 4pm on Monday, September 3. Admission is £1. The session will include a rolling slide show, history magazines to peruse and help with web-based family history research.


Gala time - The village gala will be held on Saturday from 11am to 4pm in the village hall and on the playing fields in Wilsons Lane, East Ayton. To reserve a table, or car boot space, phone Joy on 01723 862170 or Bev on 01723 865033. Craft stalls cost £10, table tops £5 and car boot spaces £5. This annual gala will be opened by Scarborough’s town crier and Steve Brailsford will be performing his magic throughout the day. Other attractions include a dog show, Zumba demonstration, children’s games, handwriting analysis, face-painting, raffle, hot food, ice cream, inflatable slide, children’s roundabout and archery.


Village hall - Work on refurbishment of the village hall has started with new curtains, chairs and tables. It will not be possible to carry out the major work on the kitchen during the summer holiday so this has been deferred to half-term. The autumn edition of the newsletter will be out shortly and distributed to all the properties in the village.

Church - The service in All Saints this Sunday is Holy Communion at 11am conducted by the Rev Tony Lindsay. There will be a thanksgiving for the life of Natalie Mason on Friday, September 21. Harvest festival takes place on Sunday, September 23 at 6pm when the restored church clock will be dedicated during the service. A return of the textile exhibition relating to World War One featuring new work relating to the aftermath of war will also open from September 21. On entering the church there is now a see-through figure of a soldier sitting on the pew by the war memorial. This is one of the official memorabilia in the series There But Not There designed for use in churches. Services for the rest of September follow the usual pattern of 11am morning prayer on the second Sunday and 9.30am Communion on the third Sunday. On Sunday, September 30 there will be a Benefice service at All Saints at 10.30am.


Rallying round - The annual classic car and motorcycle rally on August 19 raised £1,545 for hall funds. The weather improved early morning and although the threat of rain restricted numbers there were 40 cars and 40 motorcycles on display. The sale of refreshments raised £840. Twenty-four committee members and friends manned the many stalls including bric-a-brac, tombola, books and raffle. During the rally, the Durham-based band Fools Gold entertained.

Coffee morning - The village’s next coffee morning will be held on Tuesday, September 4, from 10.30am to noon.


Market - The monthly village market will be held on Saturday from 10.30am to 1.30pm with 58 stalls selling local and homemade produce. Guest stalls include Bertie Woofster and Me with dog walking accessories, PQ Soy Wax selling handmade soy wax candles and wax melts, Trish Fletcher, a textile artist of woodland with fungi, Everything But The Pet with pet foods and treats, Vicky Palmer with raw pudding, cakes, sweet treats mostly organic, without grains, dairy or sugar and Tancred Farm Shop selling grass-fed Lincoln Red beef. Community stalls are the Injured Jockeys Fund (Jack Berry House) selling children’s sweatshirts and shooting stockings, The Woodland Trust and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Josh, the market’s regular busker, will also be present. The cafe will be run by Hovingham Village Hall management committee.

Coaching - Hovingham Tennis Club is running adult tennis coaching for six weeks every Monday starting on Monday, September 3, from noon to 1pm. It is £6 a session with a Lawn Tennis Association level four coach. For an application form, email or phone 01653 628741. There is also a possibility that there will also be sessions on Saturday afternoons.


Quiz - There will be a family quiz to raise funds for St Chad’s Church in 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 further details.


Concert - Kirkbymoorside Brass Band will be in concert in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday, September 15. The concert will be celebrating the commercial power of music. Tickets cost £5 and are available from JRA Computer services or The Summit bakery or 01751 432813.

Julian meeting - There will be a meeting of the group at the Catholic Church on Tuesday, September 11 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information about the group get in touch with the Rev Tania Brosnan.

All Saints - The monthly coffee morning will be held in church on Saturday from 9am to noon. The summer fair was a success despite the first hour of rain. The newly-refurbished organ will be back soon and on the evening of Sunday, September 16 there will be a Songs of Praise during which the organ will be re-dedicated. This will be followed by wine and cheese as a thank you to all who have helped during the sabbatical. Junior church resumes after the holiday break on Sunday at 10.30am in church.

Live act - Billy Leonard will be performing at the Moorside Bar & Club on Saturday at 8.30pm.

Ladies Fellowship - Members will meet at 7.30pm on Wednesday, September 12 in the library for a girls’ night.

Tractor run - The JMK memorial tractor run, which is in its 14th year, will be held on Sunday, September 9. Entry and sponsor forms are available from Malcolm Simpson, phone 01751 432645. To support the event, or give a donation to Marie Curie, phone June Cook on 01751 431160.

Messy Church - The next session of Messy Church will be on Monday, September 17 at the Methodist Church from 4pm to 6pm.

Open show - Kirkbymoorside Horticultural Society’s 38th open show takes place on Saturday, September 22. Schedules of classes are available by phoning secretary Jill Hugill on 01751 431670, or email Maureen Rolph who will be happy to post one. There are 114 classes including flowers, vegetables, homecraft and photography. Entry into the children’s classes is free. The show opens to the public at 2pm.

Sturdy Court - There will be a domino drive at Sturdy Court on Monday, September 10 at 7.30pm.

Storytime - Free Storytime for under-fives will be held in the library on Wednesday, September 5 from 2.30pm to 3pm.


Organ recital - An organ recital by Dr Roy Massey, organist emeritus of Hereford Cathedral will give an organ recital in St Mary’s Church on Saturday, September 8. It starts with coffee at 10am in the village hall and followed by the concert at 11am. Tickets are £10 and are available from Lastingham Grange, phone 01751 417345.


Bridge club - In the latest summer session at Malton Bridge Club, Philip Mason and Mike Jackson achieved a gross score of almost 73 per cent for a comfortable win. Tim Johnson and Audrey Shaw took second place while Josie Halliwell and Sheila Miller finished third.


Lacemakers - Pickering Lace Makers are meeting again in the Old School Room after the summer break. The self-help group is open to anyone who is interested in making lace. The next meeting will be held on Saturday, September 15, from 10am to 3pm and is free for prospective new members. Phone Liz Large on 01642 473258 or email


Club 100 - The Beckett Recreation Ground Club 100 draw for July winners were £50 (no 73) R Copland, £30 (no 58) Wallis family, £10 (no 2) C Gamble and (no 44) T Teasdale.


The Art Room - Susan Slann will be teaching lino printing techniques on Saturday at the Art Room, 1 Langton Road. Printmaker Dawn Brooks will present collagraphed landscapes on Saturday, September 8, Susan Slann will run a workshop of relief fabric printing on Saturday, September 22 and Dawn Brooks will give an introduction to drypoint etching on Saturday, September 29. 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


Family cinema - The new season of the monthly family cinema at the Methodist Church starts on Saturday, September 15 with the new animated film Peter Rabbit. Doors open at 6pm and the film starts at 6.30pm. Admission is free but donations towards costs are welcome. Popcorn and snacks will be for sale and in the interval ice cream and soft drinks will be available. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. For more details telephone 01751 472249.

Bridge club - In the latest session of duplicate bridge, the winners were Tricia Pearce and Stan Bough with 61.46 per cent. In second place were Graham Burgess and John Bramall with 56.25 per cent and joint third with 47.92 per cent were Gill Hardcastle and Sue Pearson and the partnership of Dorothy Cordery and Sue Hardman.

Presentation - Members of Ryedale Sports Club gathered at its Thornton Road headquarters recently to present a cheque for £100 to the British Heart Foundation. The money was raised at the club’s gala day and rounders competition.

Annual concert - Stape Silver Band will be holding its annual concert at the Kirk Theatre, Hungate, on Saturday at 7.30pm. The concert is entitled 1918 and will be a celebration of the people, music, and events of 1918 - the final year of World War One. To buy tickets, which cost £10, go to the theatre box office or pay on the door on the night. The band will be manning a cake stall in the market place on the morning of the concert.

Domino drive - Pickering Town Football Club will hold a domino drive at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane, on Friday, September 21 at 7.30pm.

Dementia support - There will be a Dementia Support advisor available for a confidential talk at Pickering Medical Practice, Southgate, between 10am and noon on Friday, September 7. To book an appointment phone 01751 471296.

Fishkeepers - The next meeting of the Ryedale Aquarist Society will be held in the Mill Suite at the Memorial Hall on Wednesday, September 5 at 7.30pm when Dr David Pool will give a talk called How Cichlios Keep Their Colour.

Plant talk -The Hardy Plant Group of the Pickering Horticultural Society will start its autumn programme of talks on Thursday, September 20 when Jo Bennison of Bennison Peonies, North Lincolnshire, will give presentation at the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. Visitors and new members will be welcome.

Bootleg Bee Gees - The Bootleg Bee Gees will be performing at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane, on Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets, which also include supper and a disco, are £20 and are available from the club, phone 01751 473317, or from Dunning Butchers, Bridge Street, phone 01751 472627.

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 start at 7pm on Saturday from 19 Hungate where it will finish on Monday. 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.

Super Draw - There was no winner of last week’s Pickering Town Football Club’s Super Draw for £1,575. The numbers were 17, 1 and 13. This week’s draw will be increased to £1,650.

Quiz night - The Bay Horse, Market Place, will host a general knowledge quiz in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance on Sunday, September 2 at 7.30pm.

Ryedale Shopper - Forthcoming trips are to Monks Cross, York, on Thursday, September 6 (£7); Thursday, September 20 to Knaresborough (£8); Northallerton on Wednesday, October 3 (£8); York Designer Outlet at Fulford on Thursday, October 18 (£7); Thirsk on Thursday, November 1 (£7), Monks Cross on Thursday, November 15 (£7) and on Thursday, November 29 to Beverley (£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.

PEEMS - There will be a meeting of the Pickering Experimental Engineering and Model Society on Wednesday, September 5 in the RVS Hall, Hungate, at 7pm when Ivan Shaw will give a talk called The Design and Build of the ISA 180A Economy Aircraft.

Farmers’ market - The monthly farmers’ market will be held in the market place from 8.30am on Thursday, September 20.

Coffee morning - The Pickering and Thornton-le-Dale branch of the Royal British Legion hold weekly coffee mornings at its Champley’s Yard headquarters on Monday and Saturday from 10am to 12,30pm.


Show time - Rillington and District Horticultural and Industrial Society’s 95th Annual Show will be held in the village hall on Saturday, September 8. It will be open to the public from 2.30pm to 5pm. Admission is £1 for adults and 50p. for children. Refreshments will be available courtesy of the Buckrose Café in the church rooms. The closing date for submitting entry forms is 8pm on Monday, September 3. Schedules are available from local businesses or can be downloaded from the society’s Facebook page. There are about 170 classes for all ages including agricultural produce, vegetables, fruit, flowers, floral art, home produce, handicrafts, photography, woodwork, metalwork, art and children’s classes. Non-residents of Rillington are able to exhibit at the show providing they are members of the society. Membership is £2 per person per year and payable on completion of the show entry form.

Quiz - Mike Williams is hosting his first quiz of the season in the Fleece Inn on Friday, September 14 at 8pm. It is in aid of St Peters’ Church, Norton. Entry costs £12 per team of four and includes a hot supper. Entry forms are available from Castle News in Malton and should be submitted to Mike no later than Friday, September 7.


St Martin’s - The vicar, the Rev Andrew Moreland, presided at both morning services of Holy Communion on Sunday and gave an sermon on the subject of choice. He said it is our choice how we respond to our circumstances and whether we choose to live our lives God’s way or ours. At the 9.30am common worship service Edna Burton accompanied the hymns and Frances Simons read. The sidespeople were Gisa Moore and Dot Francis and refreshments were served by Enid Plevey and Sue Johnson. Tim Cremer led the intercessions at the 11am modern service and Liz Cremer read. The sung worship was led by Steve Raettig with John and Sue Grice and John Taylor. Elizabeth Bradley assisted with the chalice, the sidesperson was Jo Taylor and Helen Swallow served refreshments after the service.


St Hilda’s - The Rev Judy Duke officiated at the Holy Communion service, assisted by Barbara Grice with the chalice, taking the lesson from Ephesians about girding your armour against the evils of the world. Betty Flinton and Barbara Grice, who also read the lesson, were sidespersons and served the coffee at the end of the service, with helpers.The next service at St Hilda’s will be the lay service on Sunday, September 9 at 10.30am and the pet service will be on Sunday, September 16 at 2.30pm, when everyone is invited to bring along their pets for a blessing. Large pets must be kept on a leash.

Quiz - There will be a quiz at the Community and Sports Club on Sunday at 2pm.

Draw - There was no winner of Sherburn FC’s letters draw on Saturday. The letters were O, T and Z. The prize fund this week stands at £180.

Methodist news - The Tuesday coffee morning hostess was Elizabeth Aconley and donations for coffee continue to be given to the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. The Sunday morning Holy Communion service was led by the Rev Dr Kevin Ridd, assisted by Kim Canterbury, who also read the lesson from Ephesians. The opening time of praise was led by Chris Cade on the organ. The stewards were Jean Brown and Sandra Cade. The audio-visual equipment was operated by Christine Fenwick. After worship, refreshments were enjoyed in the hall.


On song - Stamford Bridge Singers are holding an open rehearsal at the junior school for singers of all ages in the area on Thursday, September 13 at 7.30pm. There are vacancies in all parts and no auditions. It is an opportunity to find out how the group rehearses and meet its director of music Stuart Nettleship. The group meets every Thursday evening in term-time to sing a wide range of music including show tunes, classics, folk, pop and church music. It has held concerts in the area and more information about them can be found by logging on to or


Bridge club - The meeting on Monday, August 20 saw first place at North/South go to Pat and George Donnor with 59.4 per cent. In second place were Margaret Lowe and Isa Eggleston with 55.6 per cent. Winners of East/West were Audrey Shaw and Angela Smith with 59.4 per cent with Margo Smith and Barbara Ewbank runners-up on 56.1 per cent.


Domino drive - There will be domino drives in the village hall on Wednesday, September 5 at 7.30pm and Saturday, September 29 to raise funds for the hall. It is £1.50 to play and includes tea and biscuits.

Harvest festival - The annual harvest festival will be held in the village hall on Friday, September 28 at 7.30pm.


Helmsley - The branch held its summer social evening on Thursday, August 23 when president Val Arnold welcomed 22 members. Zena Lister read out the minutes from the previous meeting and secretary Helen Robinson dealt with some business matters. She then acted as caller in a light-hearted game of bingo, which was followed by a supper. A popular feature of the evening was a display of photographs of members taken when members were young women. The next meeting is to be held on Thursday, September 27 in the meeting room of the North York Moors National Park Authority headquarters when the Thornton-le-Dale Ukulele Band will be performing. New members are always welcome.