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.


Service - Sunday, January 5, 11am, St Hilda’s: Family Eucharist with Worship Band.


Domino drive - The first domino drive of 2020 will be held in Farndale Village Hall, at 7.30pm, on Tuesday, January 14. All welcome, no experience necessary.


Service - Sunday, January 5, 9.15am, Holy Cross: Eucharist.

Events - There is a lot happening at Gilling East Village Hall this January, from dance aerobics to two types of yoga classes to art group and pilates. For more details, please see the Gilling East Village Hall Facebook page or email


Services - St Michael’s on Sunday, January 5, Morning Praise, at 11am, with Rev Bridget Gillespie. Sunday, January 19, Holy Communion, at 11am, with the vicar Rev Mark Brosnan. Make Way service on Tuesday, January 28, at 7pm.


Ladies Luncheon Club - The December meeting was held on December 4 at The Pheasant Hotel Harome. There were 46 members present, including two guests. Members had a lovely Christmas fare luncheon and were entertained with music by Paul Tranmer accompanied by Liz Sayers who performed light classical pieces with her beautiful voice. For their finale, they all joined in singing Christmas carols. A vote of thanks was given. They all departed home exchanging gifts from our Christmas basket. Members next meet on February 5, noon for 12.30pm. The speaker is Jen Harris entitled, The History Helmsley.


Market - Hovingham Village Market was held on Saturday, December 21 and the weather was thankfully dry, apart from a few spots of rain. There was a great turnout of visitors and the food stalls were especially busy. There was an excellent atmosphere created by the Swinton Excelsior Brass Band with Christmas carols. The cafe was very busy, especially as all the stallholders were given a voucher from the market for a free hot drink and bacon or sausage bap. There was a fabulous Christmas cake made by Jayne of Simply Sweet and the stallholders all enjoyed a piece at the end of the market. There is no market in January and so the next one will be Saturday, February 1.


Camera club - The Kirkbymoorside and District Camera Club last met at the Moorside Bar and Club in Shaw Drive for the En-print competition which was won by chairman Harry Kingman. The Enprint trophy, donated by past member Eric Cramp was presented to Harry by vice-chairman Colin Dilcock.

Menzown - Members gathered together for their Christmas dinner at the King’s Head Hotel. Entertainment was provided by the parish church organist, Richard Haynes. Next it was the turn for the members to partake in carol singing accompanied by Richard on a ukulele. The chairman for the evening was Richard Sharp, who thanked the staff for their excellent food and service.

Ladies Fellowship - The meeting to start the New Year is on Wednesday, January 15, and is a members’ evening. Members meet in the library at 7.30pm.

Quiz - Do you enjoy doing quiz sheets? Kirkbymoorside Horticultural Society has a quiz sheet out at the moment, with all the questions relating to Christmas, to be returned by January 31. The Moors Inn at Appleton-le-Moors has kindly donated the prize money. Money raised helps to stage the open show held in the memorial. If you would like a sheet quiz, email or phone 07732 271749 or Viv Webster on 01751 431316. Please note question No 3 pantomimes should read 10, 3, 3, 5, 5. No 9 pantomimes should read B A T B, question No 5 carols/hymns should read 4, 2, 4, 11.

Tuesday Group - The meeting of the New Year is on Tuesday, January 14, at 7.30pm, in the Jubilee Room in the Methodist Church. Janet will give an update on Riziki Orphanage. The leader is Ann and members Sonja and Audrey will be the tea hostesses.

Library - Can you help keep Kirkbymoorside Library open by volunteering? It welcomes enquiries for joining the friendly team working shifts in the library, or can you give a few hours a month helping with publicity, fundraising etc. Please call in and ask for an enquiry form or email the library for more information at The library is offering a hot desking facility every Wednesday and on other days by agreement. The charge will be £10 per day or £5 per half day. Wifi is included in the charge. To book, phone 01609 534557.

Stamps - Please save your postage stamps. Maureen Rolph is happy to collect. These are shared between a number of charities. To get in touch, email or phone 07732 271749.

Coffee morning - All Saints’ monthly coffee morning will take place in the church on Saturday, January 4, 9.30am to noon. The 100 club draw will also take place.

Julian meeting - It will take place at the St Chad’s Church on Tuesday, January 14, at 6.30pm.

Volunteers - Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall committee is seeking new members. You will be asked to attend one meeting each month (apart from August). Current members are committed to keeping the hall, and the Wednesday Market, up and running for use by all. If you can help, email Sheila Ridley at or phone 07881 807198.


Quiz sheet - The latest quiz sheet is available. A volunteer is sought to continue the custom. Quiz sheets are available from all the usual local businesses for just £1 each – in aid of St Gregory’s Minster and St Hilda’s, Beadlam.


Service - Sunday, January 5, 9.15am, St Oswald’s, Morning Prayer.


Bridge Club - In the latest session of duplicate bridge, the winners were Graeme Matthew and Anne Avery with 67.5 per cent. In second place with 56.25 per cent Gill Hardcastle and Madeleine Webber. In joint third place Tricia Pearce and Stan Bough and the partnership of Chris Brett and Pat Hainsworth with 53.75 per cent.


Rillington Pre-school - Children enjoyed a fun-filled Christmassy week with a walk, lots of Christmas activities and party where the raffle was drawn. Thanks to all the local companies who supported the group this year: Morrisons, BATA, Turner’s Butchers, Rillington School, Leoni’s, Yorkshire Kitchens, EMS (Engineering & Marine Services), Creepy Crawlies, Sewerby Hall & Gardens, Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens, Alpamare, Scampston Hall & Gardens, Williams Den, Castle Howard, Dean’s Garden Centre, Scarborough Fair, Groovy Moo, Captain Barney’s Cafe and North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Thanks to all the families and friends who bought and sold tickets, raising more than £300.

Quiz - Five teams playing for £42 took part in Jennie’s Christmas Mega Quiz in the Fleece Inn. The winners with 58.5 points were The Who, second were Back Touchers plus Mike, Col and Mari, after a tie-break with Gary, Steve & Co (both on 55). Gary, Steve & Co were the winners of the jackpot. Rose Waters was awarded the prize for the best Christmas jumper. Gary, Steve & Co were the winners of Jennie’s Sunday night quiz on December 22 and also won the jackpot. Sue’s Crew were the winners of Jennie’s Sunday night quiz on December 29 and also won the jackpot after a tie break with Gary, Steve & Co.


Philatelic meeting - There were no exhibits as such on what turned out to be a most enjoyable social gathering with buffet supplied by the membership and two very interesting quizzes. The first half of the meeting comprised of the chairman’s general knowledge quiz for which there were two bottles of wine shared by winners David Lane and Chris Phillips. The second part of the evening was the involvement in a very difficult philatelic quiz submitted by the assistant secretary, Chris Phillips, the prize for which was a spot the difference, “Twopenny Blew”, sheet; one of a series of Chris’s April Fool stamps he produces for the Philatelic Society. The first meeting of 2020 will be members’ night on Tuesday, January 7, at 7pm, at Scarborough Library.


St Hilda’s Church – Roof Appeal. The tenders have now been received and the total cost for replacing the roof will be in the region of £45,000. A public meeting will be held in the village hall on Wednesday, January 8, at 7.30pm. Sherburn C of E School Service took the form of the journey of the nativity. The annual “Sup and Sing” was held at the East Riding pub at the kind invitation of John and Carolyn. Music was supplied by Bill Hyndford with his grand-daughter, Kayleigh leading the singing and performing some solos. The event was organised by Barbara Grice who acted as compere and Carol Stephenson and Christine Ashton ran the raffle with help from Betty Flinton, Keith Usher and helpers. Rev Joe Kinsella thanked everyone for coming. Their was an excellent turn-out for the carol service at St Hilda’s Church. Rev Joe Kinsella welcomed everyone and gave the Blessing, and Martin Monkman played the organ. Lessons were read by Chris Miles, Christine Fenwick, Edward Thompson, Sue Pollard, Izzy Hatch and Barbara Grice, who acted as sidesperson with Keith Usher. Wine and mince pies were served at the close of the service by Carol and Christine.

Luncheon Club - Firstly, thanks must go to the parish council who gave such a generous grant to support the luncheon club Christmas meal. Members chose their favourite carols to sing and then Rev Bruce spoke on the Joy of Christmas. The helpers then gave their rendition of the 12 days of Christmas. Santa and Mrs Claus then gave out gifts to all. The next luncheon club will be on Wednesday, January 15, when members will be celebrating their birthday party. All senior citizens are invited to go along from 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm. Transport in Sherburn village can be arranged, just phone Christine on 01944 711294.

Methodist news - The Tuesday Coffee Morning were delighted to send a cheque for £300 towards the delivery costs of the Christmas Shoeboxes. In the New Year, kind donations for coffee will be given to St Hilda’s Church Roof Fund. The carol service was led by Minister Rev Bruce Russell. The fourth candle of Advent was lit. Readers were Sandra Cade, Kim Canterbury, Liz Aconley, Chris Cade who also played the organ and Christine Fenwick. Family service on Christmas Day was led by Christine Fenwick. The worship led the service the Sunday after Christmas. On Sunday, January 5, it will be the covenant Service with Holy Communion led by Rev Bruce Russell at 10.30am.


Jumblies - 2019 was a record year for The Sheriff Hutton Jumblies who raised more than £20,600 for local and national charities Their first jumble sale of 2020 is on Saturday, January 11, at 2pm, in the village hall, raising money for Sheriff Hutton Parish Church.


AGM - The cricket club is holding its AGM on Friday, February 28, at 7.30pm, in Westow Cricket Pavilion.

Christmas Draw - Westow Cricket Club would like to thank everyone who bought tickets, sold tickets, donated prizes, or helped in any way. The draw raised £400 for club funds. Winners: 1- Christmas Baubles - Imogen c/o Dave H. 2- Cans of Guinness - Racheal Levett. 3- Christmas cards - Vic Scott. 4 - Selection box - Dave Hodsman. 5 - Prosecco - Geraldine (Knit & natter). 6 - Christmas Cake - KL. 7 - Mini Cheddars - Prestons. 8 - J20 X 4 - AL. 9 - Match makers - Pam. 10 - Bottle Cider - John Lumley. 11 - Red wine - Sandra Savage. 12 - Chocolate Orange - Jim Leefe. 13 - Pringles - R Lawson. 14 - Smellies (Baylis & Hardy) - Paul Buckle. 15 - Lemon Cello - A. Savage. 16 - Selection box - KL. 17 - Shortbread - Chris Crone. 18. Rose wine - Tracey Wyatte. 19. 4 x Johns Smiths - Matt Taylor. 20 - Family circle biscuits - Upton. 21 - Red Wine - Janet c/0 Dave H. 22 - Match makers - Sue Russel. 23 - Crackers for cheese - B Swales. 24 - Selection box - S. Savage. 25 - Candle - AL. 26 - Quality Street - KL. 27- 4 x Guinness - Jo Freer. 28 - Match makers - Lara L. 29 - Christmas cake - Kelly U. 30 - Smellies - Janette Dunning. 31 - Avon for him - D. Savage. 32 - Lindor Chocolates - A. Savage. 33 - Malteser Bomb - KL. 34 - Bottle Cava - Paul Buckle. 35 - Lavender smellies - Paul Buckle. 36 - Celebration choc’s - Josh Coverdale. 37 - Lindor Chocolates - John & Julie. 38 - Box smellies - Rachel Baroni. 39 - Choceur chocolates - KL. 40 - Whiskey (Green Label) - Bob Kellock. 41 - Whiskey (Teachers) - Don Hodgson. 42- 4 x Guinness - I Simmons. 43 - 8 x Blacksheep - Paul Buckle. 44 - Tickets to Nunnington Hall - Pam. 45 - Book voucher (£10) - Mr Cook. 46 - Brewtown Brewery tour - John Lumley. 47 - Brewtown Brewery tour - Clare Hodsman. 48 - Whiskey (Grouse) - B Swales. 49- Glenfiddick - Josh Coverdale. 50 - Christmas Hamper (£25) - Paul Buckle.