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 service - At 10am, every Wednesday morning throughout September, there will be Holy Communion (Traditional) at the Church of St John the Baptist in Acklam. Everyone welcome to attend.

Harvest festival - Acklam harvest thanksgiving will be taking place on Sunday, September 29, at 6pm, in the Church of St John The Baptist. Everyone welcome. The Parish of West Buckrose Harvest supper is on Friday, October 4, in Settrington Village Hall. 7pm. Canon John Manchester is the guest speaker. Tickets are £8 each but are limited. To book, phone Elaine Jones 01653 658351 and Katie Scott 01653 658795.

Italian evening - On Friday, September 20, there is an Italian Evening in Acklam Village Hall at 7pm. There will be typically Italian food, wine and entertainment. Tickets are £12.50 each and are available from the Acklam churchwardens Elaine Jones on 01653 658351 and Katie Scott on 01653 658795. Family tickets are available please ask.


Grants - Amotherby Educational Foundation is a charity which provides benefits to Amotherby Community Primary School. It also gives financial assistance to anyone under the age of 25 who is resident in the parishes of Appleton-le-Street, Easthorpe, Amotherby, Swinton and Broughton towards their education or to prepare them for entry into a trade or profession. A meeting will be held on October 10 to consider applications. All applications should be sent in writing to Pamela Taylor, Honeysuckle Cottage, Musley Bank, Malton, YO17 6TD, or email before Monday, October 7.


Coffee morning - A Macmillan coffee morning will take place on Saturday, September 28, from 10.30am to 12.30pm, in the village hall.

Choir practice - Clare’s Choir restarts at 6.15pm on Friday, September 13 in the village hall.

Painting classes - Oil painting classes with John Creighton will take place at the village hall on Monday evenings, from 7pm to 9pm. Classes restart on September 9.

Bishop Hagg Wood - The Saturday morning work task as part of Appleton & Spaunton Community Interest Company’s management of Bishop Hagg Wood was attended by five villagers, a newly-purchased charcoal maker was loaded and fired up for the first time. Next Work Task is September 28 at 10am.


Wildlife Event - Apologies to everyone but the date given last week in for this event was incorrect. The correct date is Saturday, September 21.

Community lunch - The next Village Ventures Community Lunch will be held on Wednesday, September 18, starting at 12.30pm.

Church - The service on Sunday, September 8, at All Saints, will be Morning Prayer. It will be taken by Dr Don Jones. On Friday, September 27, there will be an evening in the church featuring, The Stories of All Saints Church Stained Glass Windows. This will be from 6pm with refreshments and cost £10 payable on admission.


Domino drive - There will be a domino drive on Friday, September 6, at 7pm, in Farndale Village Hall.

General knowledge quiz - The will be a general knowledge quiz on Friday, March 22, in the Feversham Arms Inn, Farndale, in aid of St Catherines Hospice, starts 8pm. Quizmaster will be Mick Stanley, teams of four max, entry £2 per person, plus raffle.

Calendar - A big thank you to everyone who purchased a Farndale Calendar at Farndale Show. The calendar which feature photographs by local people and is sold in aid of Farndale Village Hall is now available from our usual outlets Feversham Arms Inn, Farndale, Lion Inn, Blakey and BATA, Kirkbymoorside.


Service - Sunday, September 8, 10.30am, Holy Cross, Gilling: Benefice Eucharist.


Edstone Sings - The first Edstone Sings was a great success with 12 people attending and was much enjoyed. The next get-together for Edstone Sings in church is on Wednesday, September 25, at 7.30pm.

Pilgrimage walk - There was a lovely service at the church as they saw the pilgrimage walkers set off on their way throughout the parish visiting all five churches.

St Michael’s Church - Holy Communion at St Michael’s is on Sunday, September 15, taken by Rev Michael Stephens at 11am. Make Way service is on Tuesday, September 24, in church at 7pm.


RNLI - The Helmsley branch of the RNLI would like to thank the local community and visitors for their support at the annual duck race. The amount raised with donations was £1,309.35. Thank you also for supporting the cream teas, which raised a further £365. Once again very many thanks to you all.


Market - The Hovingham Village Market will be held on Saturday, September 7, with more than 60 stalls selling local food and crafts from 10.30am to 1.30pm. They welcome indoor guest stalls Little Black Whippet with bespoke and unusual lampshades and lamps, Patricia Cass with craft items made from vintage china, music sheets, buttons lace and material and The Spinney Goat Company with handmade goat milk soap in recycled and recyclable packaging. Outside guest stalls are Blossom Crafts with artificial flowers and arrangements. Joanna Clarke’s homemade pottery, sculptures and toys, The English House lavender bags, handmade cards and dried flowers and the Recycle Rascal with recycled arts made from bottles, jars,cans, light up bottles and tea lights in cans and jars. Community stalls are the charity New Beginnings who find homes for ex-racehorses, the Ryedale School expedition and the Samaritans. You can adopt a Alpaca from Fargdale Alpacas who sell Alpaca wool and Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil have celebrated their 10th anniversary by scooping a Gold Award in August for their Yorkshire Mayonnaise with Mustard at the prestigious Great Taste Awards. The market cafe will be run by Hovingham Village Hall and the volunteer market manager is Murray Stewart.


Bridge Club - The result from Tuesday, August 27. North/South winners were Judith O’Donnell and partner with 61.9 per cent and in second place with 59.3 per cent were Tim Johnson and Cynthia Metcalfe. East/West winners were Robin Paige and Steve Lonsdale with 56.8 per cent and in second place Tony and Bo Simpson with 55 per cent. Four pairs bid and made a small slam.

Library - Every Wednesday starting from September 4, from 3.45pm to 4.45pm, play drop-in sessions at Kirkbymoorside Library. Free children’s building play session for ages two to eight. No need to book just come along, build and have fun.

Menzown - “Look and learn” is the title of a presentation by the Rev Bridget Gillespie to the meeting on Monday, September 9, from 7pm for 7.30pm. Bridget is an award-wining botanical illustrator and has recently been appointed as assistant priest at All Saints.

Official opening - Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band would like to invite you to the official opening of the new concert hall in Manor Vale Kirkbymoorside on Sunday, September 22. Doors open 2.30pm. Ceremony at 3pm.

Menzown - Meeting on September 9, at The King’s Head hotel, from 7pm for 7.30pm. The guest speaker is Rev Bridget Gillespie.

Marie Curie - The JMK tractor run will take place on Sunday, September 8, leaving the Wombleton Airfield at 9.30am. For details phone Malcolm on 01751 432645 or June on 01751 431160. All profits from the event go to Marie Curie Care and support through terminal illness.

Quiz sheet - Horticultural quiz was drawn by a committee member and the prize winners were: 1st prize Mrs Kelloway, Kirkbymoorside; 2nd prize Mrs H Peckitt, Pickering. Consolation prize Mrs Wilson, Appleton-le-Moors. Thanks to Moors Inn, Appleton-le-Moors, for providing the prize money.

Table top - Grateful thanks to all who supported the table top and coffee morning at the Methodist Church. It raised £137.40 for Tuesday Group funds.

Dinner club - The Wednesday dinner club held at the Methodist Church re-started on September 4 after the summer break. They welcome older people and those living alone to join them for a three-course meal at a reasonable price. Phone 01751 432111 for details.

Open show - The Kirkbymoorside Horticultural Society this year’s open show on Saturday, September 21, in the memorial hall. Entries taken morning of the show until 10.30am. There are 130-odd classes. Children’s classes are free. Schedules are available from Jill Hugill. The society always welcome extra pairs of hands to help at the show, setting up the staging on the Friday evening or stewarding.

Club 100 - The draw for Club 100 at All Saints Church takes place at the monthly coffee morning in church on Saturday, September 7, from 9.30am to noon. Winners of the August draw were J Cook No. 16 and C Crossland No. 14. New members are welcome at any time. Forms are availble from the parish office in Crown Square or from back of the church.


Music - An Organ Recital by Dr Roy Massey, Organist Emeritus of Hereford Cathedral, will take place on Saturday, September 7, at St Mary’s Church, at 10am coffee, 11am recital. Tickets are available on the door or from Lastingham Grange on 01751 417345.


Village show - The 2019 Annual Leavening Produce and Handicraft show is to be held on Saturday, September 7, in Leavening Primary School at 2.30pm. The event is arranged by the Yorkshire Countrywomen of Leavening and Acklam and everyone is welcome. The official opener is John Foxton. For more details, phone Nancy Spencer 01653 658381 or email

Harvest auction - The annual harvest auction, which is held in the Jolly Farmer, Leavening, every year, will be on Friday, October 5, at 8pm. Donations of produce, home-baking to auction can be taken on the day and will be gratefully received. The auction raises valuable funds for local causes. Everyone is welcome.


Bridge club - Tim Johnson and Audrey Shaw were the winners at Malton Bridge Club on Wednesday. Visitors Doug and Val Burcham took second place ahead of Keith Freeman and Tricia Pearce in third and Anne Avery and Graeme Matthew fourth. The previous week’s winners were Dave Sonley and Charlie Callis with Rob Ashdown and Stan Bough second, Tim and Audrey taking the third place.


Meeting - Ryedale Parkinson’s Support Group meet in Trinity Methodist Church on Thursday, September 12, at 2pm. The speaker David Powers talk is entitled “IT can help”. For details, phone Gill 07794 439356, Liz 01653 694251 or Sandra 01944 758345.


Weekly draw - The numbers for week commencing August 26 for Pickering Town Football Club weekly draw were 25, 17 and eight, and there were no winner’s so next week’s pot will be £225.

Bridge Club - In the latest session of duplicate bridge, the winners were Graeme Matthew and Anne Avery with 65.97 per cent. In second place with 56.94 per cent were Dorothy Cordery and Roy Foggin. In third place Isa Eggleston and Jacki Foggin with 55.56 per cent.


Quiz - Six teams playing for £44 took part in Jennie’s Mega Quiz in the Fleece Inn. The winners with 61.5 points were Honeymooners, second were The Who (58.5) and third Team @ the Bar (57.5). The £11 jackpot was won by Team @ the Bar. Honeymooners + Col were the winners of Jennie’s Sunday night quiz. The jackpot was a rollover.


Sunday evening special - You are invited to a special evening service of contemporary praise and worship for all ages at Rievaulx Methodist Church on Sunday, September 8, at 6.30pm, to be led by the Longton Family from Bentham, Lancaster. There will be light refreshments after the service and a warm welcome is extended to everyone.


Quiz - Mike and Col were the winners of Jennie’s Sunday night quiz at the Fleece Inn. The jackpot was won by Gary, Steve and Co.

Bowls - Rillington Short Mat Bowls Club’s new season commences in the village hall on Monday, September 9, from 7pm to 9pm. £3 per session. All equipment is free of charge. First session free to prospective members.

Show - Rillington and District Horticultural and Industrial Society’s 96th annual show will be held in the village hall on Saturday, September 7, open to the public from 2.30pm to 5pm. Admission £1 for adults and 50p for children. Refreshments will be available courtesy of the Buckrose Café in the church rooms.

Music - Marc Atkinson will be playing acoustic covers from 9pm in the Fleece Inn on Saturday, September 7.


St Martin’s Church - The 9.30am service of Holy Communion was led by the Rev Richard Firth, assisted by Rev Judith Dean. Carol Beswick and Enid Plevey were sidespersons, Jim Baird assisted with the distribution of communion and Edna Burton accompanied the hymns on the piano. Clare Firth served refreshments. Reader Elizabeth Moreland led the 11am service of modern worship. Tim Cremer led the intercessions, Liz Cremer read and Steve Raettig led the moving sung worship with John and Sue Grice and John Taylor. Elizabeth Bradley was the welcomer and Helen Swallow served refreshments after the service.


St Hilda’s Church - There will be no Morning Worship on Sunday, September 8, but there will be a Pet Service at the church at 2pm.

Thanks - The organisers of the Marie Curie fundraiser at the Open Museum and Gardens at Grange Farm, East Heslerton, would like to thank all who came and gave so generously to this very worthy cause. They had a very good day, assisted by the beautiful sunny weather and after our trip back in time at the museum and a walk in the gardens we were refreshed by tea and cake. The magnificent sum on £1,300 was raised and all can be assured that this will be put to very good use by Marie Curie Cancer Care. Thank you all so much.

Community club - Yoga every Monday from 7pm to 8pm. All ages and abilities welcome. For more details please see Zoe YOGA Scarborough facebook page.

Next Steps Coffee Morning - Don’t sit at home alone. You are invited to join us at Sherburn Village Hall on Tuesdays, from 9.30am to 11.30pm. Pop in for a brew, cakes and a chat. Social activities provided too. Local free transport is available if needed.

Community Café - It is open at the village hall each Thursday from 9am to 11.30am. Come and enjoy tea or coffee and a lovely toasted teacake. There are play facilities for the children. All are welcome and proceeds are for village hall funds.

Senior Citizen Luncheon Club - The clubs meet at the Methodist Hall on Wednesday, September 18, from 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm. Transport within Sherburn village can be arranged, phone Christine on 01944 711294.

Messy Church - This will be on Saturday, September 14, when members will be looking at the story of Noah and being thankful. There will be stories, songs and of course, lots of messy craft. Meet for tea at 4.45pm.

Methodist News - The new Minister for the church is Rev Bruce Russell and contact details are on the noticeboard. They are delighted to welcome Rev Bruce. The Tuesday Coffee Morning hostess was Judith Ruston and your kind donations for coffee continue to be given for goods for the Chapel kitchen. Craft Club continue to meet on Thursdays at 1.30pm and are very busy getting ready for their craft fair on Saturday, October 19. Anyone is welcome to go along to craft club, just come and enjoy a cuppa as you do your craft work. The Holy Communion Service on Sunday was led by Rev Christine Hey. It was lovely to welcome her on her first visit to Sherburn Chapel. Opening worship was led by Jean on guitar and Chris on the organ. Readers were Chris Cade and Liz Aconley who also assisted Rev Christine with the Communion. Afterwards they enjoyed coffee together in the hall. The service next Sunday at 10.30am will be led by Christine Fenwick and all are invited.


Bridge Club - The result from Monday, August 26. In first place with 62.5 per cent were Melanie Bailey and Nicky Riley. In second place with 61.1 per cent were Peter and Lesley Jaram.


Tidy up - Volunteers are being asked to help with a graveyard tidy up at the church of St Mary, in Westow, on Sunday, September 8, from 10am onwards. The long grass will have been cut, however people are asked to take along their strimmers, mowers, although rakes will be provided. Helpers are asked to ensure they wear comfortable clothing and sensible shoes. The church will be providing petrol (for machines), cider and soft drinks.

Open doors - Volunteers are opening the doors of Westow Cricket Club again on September 7 and 8, from 10am to 1pm each day. They will be serving tea, coffee, home baking and bacon rolls. Raising money for the cricket club and pavilion running costs. The pool table will be available, as well as card, dominoes and second hand books by donation. Everyone is welcome, including friendly dogs, providing their owners are on a


Clothes collection - Westow Cricket Club will be holding a collection of unwanted clothes, shoes, bags, soft toys,curtains, bedding and belts, on Saturday, October 19. All items donated will be sold by weight for cricket club funds. For more details or if anyone has items they wish to donate now, phone Julie on 01653 618214.

Christmas fair - Westow Cricket Club annual Christmas Fair will be on Sunday, November 24, from 10.30am to 1pm. Anyone wishing to have a stall (£5 payable in advance) should phone Julie or Ron on 01653 618214.


Harvest Festival - It takes place in the village hall on Friday, September 27, at 7.30pm.