HERE'S 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.


Ox roast - The ox roast that was held last month and attended by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, raised more than £3,000 for church funds. The organisers are grateful to all the event sponsors, the chef, those who gave prizes and provided music and Jane and Roddy who masterminded the event.


Bridge Club – Winners of the meeting on Thursday, August 4 were Margaret Lukey and Sylvia Haines with 56.7 per cent. Joint second were Anne and John Prest and Jackie Webb and Derek Searle with 55.8 per cent.


Village hall - The classic cars and motorcycles gathering takes place in the grounds of the village hall on Sunday, August 21 from 10.30am. Homemade refreshments will be served in the hall where there will also be a bric-a-brac stall, sale of books and a tombola. Admission is free and all proceeds are for village hall funds. For more details, phone Angela and Graham on 01751 417335. The monthly coffee morning on Tuesday, August 2 was well attended and refreshments were served by committee members.

Church – The annual church day in the village hall on Saturday, July 30 raised £614.80 for church funds. Homemade refreshments were served and various stalls sold bric-a-brac. There was also a tombola and a raffle.


Show deadline – The closing date for entries to Farndale Show is Saturday, August 13. Schedules and entry forms are available by logging on to or by phoning the show secretary, Mrs G Little, on 01751 430885. The show will be held on August Bank Holiday Monday, August 29.


Quiz success - The Helmsley branch of the RNLI’s quiz night at the Plough Inn, Wombleton, on Sunday, July 31 raised £242. The organisers wish to thank owners Brenda and Chris, their staff and Mike from Sheffield who very organised the questions and acted as question master.

Walk and tea – There will be a two-mile leisurely walk, followed by tea, on Sunday, August 21. The walk starts at 3.30pm outside the Methodist chapel, Ashdale Road. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs must be on short leads at all times. The cost is £7 and includes a ham salad tea and dessert. If you don’t wish to walk, teas will be available in the chapel school rooms from 4.30pm. Places must be booked before Sunday, August 14 by phoning either Betty on 01439 770590 or Margaret on 01439 770607.


Village market – The latest village market was held in brilliant sunshine on Saturday and attracted a record number of 12 volunteers who reported at 7.30am to set up the stalls. The number of people who attended was up by about 100 on the previous market and the three new guest stalls all did well. Ryedale Family History Group had 75 visitors interested in its display of family trees and some visitors brought their own family trees, which were written inside family bibles. The next market will be held on Saturday, September 3 from 10.30am to 1.30pm.


Bridge club - The latest game at North/South was won by Anne Smith and Graeme Matthew with a score of 57 per cent. Barry Smith and Bob Wardell were runners-up on 55 per cent. At East/West, George Goodall and novice Tony Ward were clear victors with 71 per cent. Enid Watson and Tim Johnson were second on 63 per cent. Play of the week went to Angela Smith and Pat Hainsworth.

Camera Club - Members of the Kirkbymoorside and District Camera Club submitted 38 images for the annual creative competition which was judged by Malcolm Blenkey from Saltburn Camera Club. The winner was Michael Ward with his entry A Master Class From The Music Man. Barrie Tuck was the runner-up. The next meeting is an outdoor photo shoot on Thursday, August 18 at the Castle Howard Arboretum.

Club act - Darren Knight is the entertainer at the Moorside Bar & Club on Saturday at 8.30pm. There will be a quiz at the club on Sunday, also starting at 8.30pm.

Gift Day - All Saints Church gift day takes place on Wednesday, August 17. All money raised goes towards the parish church. The collection will be outside the Age UK charity shop from 8.30am to 1.30pm.


Quiz sheets – Summer quiz sheets to raise funds for St Gregory’s Minster, Kirkdale and St Hilda’s, Beadlam are available from either church or the usual outlets. The theme of the quiz is film titles. Quiz sheets are £1 each and the first three all-correct solutions drawn will win prizes of £15, £10 and £5. The closing date for entries is Saturday, September 10.


NSPCC collection - The Malton Support Group of the NSPCC held a house-to-house collection in Malton and surrounding villages last month and raised £735.69. The organisers wish to thank the collectors and donors.


Praise and worship - A Sankey evening will be held at Bethel Methodist Church on Friday at 7.30pmwith praise and worship from the Sankey Hymn Book. The evening will be led by members of Bethel with items from the men’s and ladies choirs.


Big bash - The village’s annual bash on Saturday, July 23 is expected to raise £10,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The Black Sheep and Midnight Junction bands played until the early hours of the morning. The village hall committee wish to thank everybody who supported the event.


Tribute night - The Vicky Jackson tribute act to Katy Perry and Pink at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane, on Saturday, August 20 starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £17.50 which also includes a barbeque and disco and are available from the Recreation Club, phone 01751 473317 or Dunning Butchers phone 01751 472627.

Summer gala - Ryedale Sports Club will be holding a summer family gala on Sunday, August 28 from 11am to late afternoon at its sportsfield in Thornton Road. Attractions include a bouncy castle, mini-sports tournaments, face painting, tombola, raffle, barbeque and bar. Entry is free.

Model exhibition - The annual model railway exhibition provided by the Scarborough and District Modellers will be held in the Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, on Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21. It will run from 10am to 5pm on the Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. There will be working layouts, demonstrations, trade support and refreshments. Admission is £5 for adults, concessions £4.50 and children free if under 14 and accompanied by an adult.

Bingo – The Working Men’s Club in Southgate hosts bingo sessions each Thursday and Sunday at 7.30pm.

Weekly draw - Last week’s main prize of £150 in the weekly Pickering Town FC draw was not won. The numbers drawn were 4, 23 and 28. This week’s draw will be for £225. To join the draw costs £1 per entry per week. Call at Dunning Butchers, Bridge Street, or contact any Pickering Town FC committee member for further information. The weekly prize is £75 and if it is not won the prize increases by £75 per week until it is won. There is also a £50 consolation prize draw held on the first Monday in each Monday. The August consolation draw last week produced five winners who will share the £50 monthly prize - Trevor Appleyard, Tony Bell, Jonathan Bointon, John Edmond, and Arthur Winzar. The winning numbers were 4 and 23.

Fleamarket – A fleamarket and gift fair is held every Monday and Tuesday at the Liberal Club, Smiddy Hill from 10am to 4pm.

Sentimental Journey - Pickering Musical Society will present Sentimental Journey at the theatre from Wednesday, October 12 to Sunday, October 16 as its War Week production. There will be a Roy Orbison tribute on Saturday, August 27 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the box office, phone 01751 474833, which is open on Tuesdays from 11am to 1pm.

Open show - The first Pickering and District Horticultural Society Open Show will be held on Sunday, August 28 in the Memorial Hall, Potter Hill. Classes will include flowers, vegetables, plants, children's, handicrafts, cookery, and floral art. Admission is by donation at the door. The show will be open from 1pm to 4.30pm. Exhibits can be staged between 7pm and 9pm on Saturday, August 27 or between 8am and 10am on the day of the show. Exhibits must remain in place until 4.30pm on the day of the show. Entry is 30p per class, children free of charge. Judging will take place at 10am. There will also be a tombola and teas will be served. For any further information, phone 01751 474939.


Prize time – Kath Horsley presented the whist and raffle prizes at the Over Sixty's Club meeting in the village hall. M Tyreman presented the prizes at a progressive whist drive held in Woodlands Community Centre. A raffle was also held.

Quiz - Mike Williams will be hosting a general knowledge quiz in the Fleece Inn on Friday 12 at 9pm. Entry is £2 and includes a hot supper with cash prizes.

Live band - York-based folk rock band The Beggar's Bunce will be playing a wide range of songs and original material in the Fleece Inn on Saturday from 9.30pm.


Methodists - The service on Suday was taken by Rev Robert Whitfield. The vestry steward was Bert Blower, the organist was Doreen Lawson and the welcomer was Margaret Neave, who also took the collection. Rev Whitfield gave the two bible readings which were from Hebrews and Luke’s gospel. The theme of the sermon was faith. During the service Holy Communion was taken by the congregation. The preacher next week at 10.30am is Rev Denise Free. The monthly coffee morning is on Saturday at 10.30am.

St Martin’s Church - The Rev Richard Firth, assisted by reader Judith Dean led the 9.30am service of BCP Holy Communion. Richard’s sermon reflected on the understanding of faith. Judith read the Epistle and assisted with the distribution of communion. Carol Beswick and Enid Plevey were sidespersons. Lucy and Trisha served refreshments. Lay preacher John Worthy led the 11am service of modern worship and also led the intercessions. John Haslam read from Luke’s gospel and the sung worship was led by Richard Fuller (guitar) with John and Sue Grice (guitar and bass) and John Taylor (drums). Wendy Haslam and Christine Bray ran the Sunday Club, Jo Taylor was the sidesperson and Jean Fiedler served refreshments after the service.


Letters draw – Sherburn FC’s draw on Saturday produced the letters G M P. The winner of £360 was M Allanson, of Severfield. Next week’s prize fund will be £60.

Village show - The sixth Sherburn Village Show will be held on Sunday from 2pm to 3.30pm in the village hall. There will be refreshments available and a raffle will be held to raise money for the village Christmas tree. From 4pm onwards an after show barbecue will be held in the East Riding pub courtesy of Caroline and John Cooper. Show schedules are widely available in the village shops, pub and the surgery reception.

Car boot - The village hall committee will be holding its annual fund-raising car boot sale on the playing fields in West Garth from 1pm to 4pm on Bank Holiday Monday, August 29. Sellers will have access from 12.30pm. It costs £3 for cars and £5 for vans. There will be refreshments available and a tombola.

Community Club – Preparations are already underway for the annual fun day on Sunday, August 28. If anyone would like to have a stall they should get in touch with the club. The cash prize bingo evenings return on Saturday, September 3. Books are on sale from 7.15pm with, eyes down at 8pm. Note that the event is for adults aged over 18.

Live music - No Mans Band will be performing at the East Riding pub on Saturday at 9pm. The pub will be hosting a barbeque after the village show on Sunday until 6pm. There will also be a bouncy castle on site.

Church service - The next service at St Hilda’s Church will be morning worship on Sunday at 10.30am led by Barbara Grice.

Methodist news - The Tuesday coffee morning on Tuesday, August 23 will be a Big Brew event to promote the use of Fairtade goods. Sunday worship took the form of Café Church. The welcome was given by Christine Fenwick and opening prayers were by Jean Brown and Liz Aconley. The theme for worship was the Olympic Games and how Christians are running the race with eternal life as our gold medal. The congregation got into training with an exercise routine to We Are Marching In The light Of God led by Jean Brown. Readers were Kim Canterbury and Liz Aconley. Music was supplied by Chris Cade on the organ and Janet Tebb operated the audio visual equipment. Relay batons with Jesus stickers on were made and passed around in a relay. Sandra Cade led prayers for others and gave a visual presentation of the Lord’s Prayer. After the blessing coffee was served. The service next week at 10.30am will be led by the Rev Bob Whitfield.


Open air service - A united open air service with the theme good news is being held on Sunday on the Village green at 10.30am. It will include local-led drama and music. Refreshments will be available afterwards.


Art exhibition - The annual village art exhibition will be taking place in the village hall on Friday, August 19, from noon until 4pm and 7pm until 9pm and on Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21 between 10am until 4pm both days. Entry into the event is free. A lot of the exhibits will be for sale. Tea, coffee and home baking will be available throughout the exhibition. The proceeds from the exhibition will be used for the finishing touches to the cricket pavilion, together with the planting of bulbs, flowers and shrubs at the cricket ground. Entries, which are £1 per item, close on Monday August 15. For more details, phone Julie Price on 01653 618214.