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.


Coffee morning - The Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning held at the home of Mr and Mrs Bob Cook raised £382.


Barbecue and auction - There will be a fundraising evening at the Bagby Inn on Saturday. It starts at 7pm with a barbecue and will be followed at 9pm with an auction before the night is rounded off with a disco. All money raised will go towards the refurbishment of the dressing rooms at the village sportsfield. Auction items include a visit to Theakston’s Brewery, Black Sheep Brewery, Ripon Race tickets, an off-road drive experience and handmade furniture donated by members of the Thirsk area furniture producers.


Church - A new group has been formed with the aim of moving the All Saints Church vestry to the east end of the church and installing a small kitchen area and a toilet where the vestry is at present. This has been christened the TASK group - Toilet All Saints Kitchen. The Holy Communion service at All Saints on Sunday is at 9.30am. It will be followed by tea and coffee.

Local History Society - Dr Martin Arnold, reader in Old Northern Studies in the department of English at the University of Hull spoke at the October meeting of the Local History Society about Wade’s Causeway and its links to Norse mythology. It was announced at the meeting that copies of the Transactions of the Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society, whose contents include an article on the Victorian working class in Brompton, are available at £6.50 from the author, Chris Evans. Next month’s talk is by Jim Hall of Appleton-le-Moors who will speak about the schoolmaster, Frederick Dawson, who would walk to Whitby after school on a Friday night; walk to Scarborough on Saturday and back to Appleton-le Moors on Sunday. The meeting will be held in Brompton Village Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday, November 2. The society’s excursions next summer will be to Pickering Church to look its murals there in the company of Kate Giles and to Rievaulx Abbey.

Community lunch - The next Village Ventures Community Lunch will be held in the village hall on Wednesday, October 19 at 12.30pm.

Parish council - The parish council will meet on Monday in Sawdon Village Hall at 7.30pm.


Choir concert - Malton Male Voice Choir made a return visit to the village hall on Friday, October 7 and entertained an almost full house. They sang many favourites as well as solo performances and entertainment by “a cockney lady”. A raffle was drawn with tea and biscuits served during the interval. The next event is an evening with Fools Gold on Friday, October 21 at 7.30pm which involves stories with strings, pictures and songs. Admission is £4 to include tea and biscuits and a raffle.


Bingo – The bowling club will hold a prize bingo on Saturday at Nawton Village Hall at 7.30pm.


Ladies’ Luncheon Club - The president, Elizabeth Wilson, welcomed members back to their first meeting after the summer break at the Black Swan Hotel on Wednesday, October 5. Diana Gaunt introduced the speaker, Professor John P Edwards, who gave a most talk on his work in the Seychelles to save the Magpie Robin. The club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Black Swan and always welcomes new members. For information on joining the club, phone the secretary on 01439 770596.

Fish supper – The Helmsley fund-raising branch of the RNLI are holding a fish and chip supper at The Feathers Hotel on Thursday, October 20 at 7.30pm. It will include a presentation by Capt Jonathan Stanley, Coastguard Search and Rescue pilot. Tickets are £10 each. There will also be a raffle and Christmas souvenirs will be on sale. For more details about the event, phone 01439 770678 for more details.


Tennis coaching - Hovingham Tennis Club are running coaching sessions for five to 10- year-olds from Monday, October 24 to Friday, October 28 between 2pm and 3pm. The sessions, costing £4 a time, will be run by Mark Franklin, a level four LTA coach. For application form please, phone club secretary Fiona Bennett on 01653 628201 or 07941 541308 or email Harvest festival - The Methodist Chapel’s harvest festival on Friday, October 7 was led by Rev Ben Nicholson of Helmsley and supported by friends from neighbouring villages. Harvest hymns, including ‘We Plough the Fields and Scatter...’ were sung. The organist was Joyce Skelton and readings were by Ann Hudson and Ian Battersby. An auction of produce was conducted by Keith Warters with Doug Horne and the younger members of the congregation Victoria, Alexander and Henry helping him as well as enjoying bidding. A total of £215 was raised for chapel funds. The proceedings included a spread of supper.


Half-term history -The History Group have several activities planned for half-term. There will be sift and sort days at Church house library on Monday and Tuesday, October 24 and 25. Costumes and coffee will be held in the Moorside room between 10am and 2pm on Wednesday, October 26. A Halloween walk round town is planned on Friday, October 28, starting outside the library at 5pm.

St Catherine’s Hospice – The Kirkbymoorside support group of St Catherine’s Hospice have a coffee morning today (Wednesday) at the Moorside Rooms between 9am and noon. The group’s monthly domino drive will be held at manor Close centre on Wednesday, October 19 at Manor Close Centre at 7.30pm. Recent fund-raising efforts have included a cake stall which raised £180, a street collection which made £302 and a dominoes session which raised £40. The total amount raised by the group to date is £1,546.45. New members are always welcome at the monthly committee meetings. For further details, phone 07929187279.

Good effort - The Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning at the home of Sue Mintoft raised £250.

Story time - There will be Story and Rhyme Time for under-fives at the library today (Wednesday) from 2.30pm to 3pm. There is no charge.

Camera club - Kirkbymoorside and District Camera Club’s Hazlehurst competition was won last week by Martin Williams. Howard Tate from Pontefract was the judge. The Special Interest Group will meet at Wrelton tomorrow (Thursday).

Domino drive - The bowling club’s monthly domino drive will be held in the clubhouse on Saturday at 7.30pm.

Bridge club – North/South winners of the game played on Wednesday, October 5 were Judith O'Donnell and David Whitehead with 61 per cent. Barry Smith and Bob Wardell were second with 60.1 per cent. Tony Simpson won East/West with 56.3 per cent followed by Barbara Ewbank and Mary Knight with 56.0 per cent.

Messy Church – A session of Messy Church will be at the Methodist Church on Monday, October 17 from 4pm to 6pm. It will include games, crafts, informal worship and a shared meal. All children must be accompanied. There is no charge but donations can be made.

Quiz sheet - Kirkbymoorside Horticultural Society are circulating a quiz sheet with a horticultural theme. Sheets are available from local outlets in the town or phone Maureen Rolph on 01751 432011 or email She will post one on. Entries should be returned by Saturday, November 12. The first prize is £10 and the second prize £5. All prize money has been donated by The Moors Inn, Appleton -le -Moors.

New date – This month’s give and take day has been re-arranged for Sunday, November 27.

History Group - Kirkbymoorside History Group are holding a series of events during half-term. There will be sort and sift days at Church house library on Monday and Tuesday, October 24 and 25 from 10am to 4pm. There will be a costumes and coffee morning in the Moorside Room on Wednesday, October 26 from 10am to 2pm.A Halloween walk round town will be held on Friday, October 28, setting off from outside the library at 5pm. The group has been supporting John Creighton with a biography of the life of his father Lewis, the moorland artist. The book, The Brush, The Lathe and The Double Bass will be launched at the Moorside room on Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30 from 10am to 4pm when John will be on hand to sign copies and answer questions.

Study day - There will be a study day at the Methodist Church on Saturday, October 29 from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Both days are open to everyone from any of the five local church communities and will be a chance to explore how they may continue growing together in the years to come. There is no cost on the day but donations will be welcome. Further details phone the Rev Mark Brosnan on 01751 431452.

Junior church - Members of All Saints junior church meet each Sunday apart from the second Sunday of the month when they join the family service in church. This month members wish a happy birthday to Alfie Magson.

Pay up - Subscriptions to the Moorside Club and Bar are due and can be paid at the club. The cost is £7 for existing members and £8 for new members. On Saturday the entertainment is provided by Kirkby Dixon J Scott, starting at 8.30pm.

Marie Curie - The coffee day at Ryedale Garage to raise funds for Marie Curie will be held on Friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Coffee and biscuits will be served. There will also be a tombola and a raffle, as well as stalls selling cakes and Marie Curie Christmas cards.

Memorial service – The All Souls memorial service will be held at All Saints Church on Sunday, October 30 at 6.30pm. If you wish to have someone remembered by name, a list is available to sign at the back of All Saints.


Coffee mornings -The Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning which was held on Friday, September 30 in the primary school raised £110. Another coffee morning in aid of Macmillan held on Saturday, October 1 in the Methodist Schoolroom raised £425.

Harvest auction - There was an auction of harvest produce from Leavening and Acklam churches, together with donations from villagers, at the Jolly Farmers pub on Saturday. The evening started with a few words from Rev Stephen Walker and brief prayer. This was followed by two harvest hymns with Vanessa Simmons and Susie Kemp playing music. Chris Spencer acted as auctioneer for the evening and there was also a raffle. A total of £400 was raised which is shared between the churches of Leavening and Acklam, as well as the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.


Bridge club - The first session of Malton Bridge Club’s new season was won by Philip Mason and Annette Jackson with a score of 61.8 per cent. Second were Madge Allison and Rob Ashdown with 55.6 per cent. Third were John and Beryl Bramall with 54.9 per cent. The club’s bridge classes start tomorrow (Thursday) at 7.15pm at the Ryedale Indoor Sports and Leisure Centre in Norton. These are suitable for anyone who knows how to play the game and want to gain further practice with guidance. For details, phone Richard Hilton on 01653 693501 or email


Lacemakers - There will be a meeting of the Pickering Lacemakers in the village hall on Saturday from 10am to 3pm.


Bingo - Harome Bowling Club will hold a prize bingo at Nawton Village Hall on Saturday at 7.30pm. The evening is to raise funds for the bowling club.

Musical evening - David Swann and the Thornton-le Dale-Ukulele Group will host a musical sing-a-long evening at the primary school on Friday at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £5 which includes a drink. People are welcome to bring along your own drink. Tickets are available from Nawton Primary School, Home Decorating Centre, Kirkbymoorside; Elijah Todd, Helmsley; and David Swann. The event is in aid of the school funds. For more information email 100 Club - The 100 Club draw at the Beckett Recreation Ground was held last month. The winners of £50 were the Foster family (no 138), followed by £30 Stan Rymer (55), £10 M Windress (159) and £10 Mr and Mrs Caroll (107).


Craft club – There will be meeting of the Craft Club in the village hall on Thursday, October 20. Take your own craft or project, enjoy a natter with tea or coffee and a biscuit for £2 per person.

Domino drive – There will be a domino drive for cash prizes in the village hall tomorrow (Thursday) at 7.30pm. Admission is £2 which includes tea, and, or coffee and biscuits.

Tuck in - Teas, coffee, sandwiches, homemade cakes and soup will be served in the village hall from 11am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday between 1pm and 5pm the following day.

Eyes down - A charity bingo evening will be held in the village hall on Saturday, October 29.


Fellowship - Afternoon Around The Word, led by the Rev Geoff Bowell from Scarborough Christian Fellowship will be held at Bethel Methodist Church on Saturday from 2pm to 5pm.


Family cinema - A large audience of children with their parents and grandparents enjoyed the film Zootropolis at the Methodist Church on Saturday. The film to be shown at the next family cinema is the new animated film Robinson Crusoe on Saturday, November 12 at 6.30pm. Admission is free but donations are welcome. Popcorn and other refreshments will be available for sale. Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult.

War-time weekend - Breakfasts, soup, burgers, cakes with coffee and/or tea will be served at the WRVS Hungate Centre on behalf of the Royal British Legion from 9am on Saturday. The RBL’s lorry cab in poppies will also be on display outside the centre on Saturday and Sunday. The Methodist Church will present a Wartime Cinema on Friday at 7.30pm and on Sunday at 2pm. Refreshments will be available. Admission is free but donations towards the building redevelopment project will be very welcome. On Saturday the soup kitchen will be in operation in the main hall behind the Methodist Church on Potter Hill from 10.30am.

Coffee morning - A coffee morning supporting local groups in the town and surrounding area will be held in the Liberal Club, Smiddy Hill, on Saturday, October 22 from 10am. Among the groups who are attending are Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Next Steps, Pickering in Bloom and Sight Support Ryedale.

Plant group - There will be a meeting of the Hardy Plant group of the Pickering Horticultural Society in the Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, at 7.30pm on Thursday, October 20 when John Foley from Holden Clough Nurseries, Clitheroe, Lancashire, will talk about late flowering perennials.

Weekly draw - Last week’s main prize of £300 in the Pickering Town FC draw was won by Sarah Allanby with the numbers 28, 12 and 8. This week’s draw will be for £75. To join the draw costs £1 per entry per week. To join call at Dunning Butchers, Bridge Street or get in touch with any Pickering Town FC committee member. The October monthly consolation prize draw was also made last week and produced two winners, Henry Reveley and Claire Wiley, who will each receive £25. Their numbers were 12 and 28.

Fleamarket – The town’s fleamarket, which is held in the Liberal Club, Smiddy Hill, is open every day this week, until Sunday, from 10am to 4pm.

Ryedale Shopper – Forthcoming trips by the Ryedale Shopper include Thursday, November 3 to Monks Cross, York, price £5; Thursday, November 17 to Beverley (£6); Thursday, December 1to Scarborough (£5) and Thursday, December 15 to York Christmas market 5). To reserve a place on the mini-bus, phone 01653 699059 or 01653 698888 .

Flu jabs - Pickering Medical Practice, Southgate, will be hold its annual flu vaccinations on Thursday, October 20 between 8.30am and noon and 2pm to 5.30pm. To make an appointment phone 01751 471296 and select option two.

Shoebox appeal - The time has come round for the annual Shoebox Appeal to be launched in the Pickering and surrounding areas. Last year 346 filled boxes were sent from the district to eastern Europe. Items which can be put in a box include, knitted hats, scarves, gloves, soft toys, finger puppet, jigsaws, yo-yos, building blocks, small musical instruments, trucks and cars for boys, dolls, clips on earrings for girls, felt-tipped pens, pens, pencils, pencil sharpners, eraser, colouring book, notepad, picture and puzzle books, chalk, pencil case, stickers, tennis ball, skipping rope, baseball hat, small football, inflatable beach ball, stop watch, sweat bands, toy medals. Other items to include sweets (sell by date to be at least March 2017), sunglasses, hat bangles and necklaces. All items should be new. For further information, phone Daphne Bowes on 01751 475143 or call at her home 14 Willow Court, Pickering. Completed boxes may be left at Potter Hill Methodist Church. Leaflets with more information have been left at at the Methodist Church, Reeds Newsagents and the library.


Coffee morning – A total of £173.51 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support at the Buckrose Community Café coffee morning. The competition to guess the number of dots on a cake was won by Colin Wicks whose guess of 495 was the closest.

Quiz time - Ten teams playing for £80 in prize money took part in Mike Williams’ general knowledge quiz in the Fleece Inn. The winners with 58 points were Friends, second were Honeymooners (56) and third Weaverthorpe 4 (55). After a tie break with The Girls, Weaverthorpe 4 won the £20 jackpot. Mike’s next quiz in the Fleece will be on Friday, October 21. Jennie’s weekly Sunday night quiz was won by Honeymooners.

Tidy up - A Love Where You Live action morning to clear rubbish from areas of the village, including weeds from the beck and bulb planting, will be held on Saturday from 9.30 am to 11am. Those helping out should meet in the village hall car park and take wellies and gloves. There is no need to stay for the full session even half an hour would be appreciated. For further details about the tidy up, phone Coun Brian Maud 01944 758348.

On song – Boston Spa-based singer, songwriter Steph Baker will be appearing at the Fleece Inn on Saturday from 9.30pm.

Forward planning - An opportunity for people to plan the future of the recreation ground and pavilion has arisen. If anyone is interested in being involved, a meeting to form a Recreation Ground committee is being held in the Coach and Horses at 7.30pm on Tuesday, October 18. If you are unable to attend, but wish to express your interest, phone Coun Darren Flinton on 01944 758225.


St Martin’s - The vicar, the Rev Andrew Moreland presided and preached at the 9.30am service of Holy Communion at St Martin’s Church on Sunday. Jean Donovan assisted with the distribution of communion and also led the prayers. Janet Lamb read the lesson and Edna Burton accompanied hymns in the piano.

Rev Moreland also led the 11am all-age service and baptised eight-year-old Alex John Millington. The vicar read the Gospel story of the ten lepers healed by Jesus. Steve Raettig (keyboard) led the sung worship with Richard Fuller (guitar) and John Taylor (drums). Mary Otway and Elizabeth Bradley presented Alex with a book of Bible stories on behalf of St Martin’s Mothers’ Union, and Elizabeth also served refreshments after the service with Julie Hall. Jo Taylor and Jenny Bland were the sidespersons.

Methodists - The preacher at the Sunday morning service was Michael Kitchen. The door steward was Margaret Neave, who also took the offering and the vestry steward was Bob Jackman. The organist was Doreen Lawson. Michael began the service with call to worship from Psalm 95. The first reading was the letter to the exiles from Jeremiah, read by Mandy Clayton, a reading from Lamentations read by Mary Jackman and a reading from Timothy, read by Margaret Neave. Coffee was served after the service. The preacher on Sunday will be Paul Midgely.


Letters draw –Sherburn FC’s draw on Saturday produced the letters A J V. As there was no winner, the prize money next week will be £300.

St Hilda’s -Morning worship at St Hilda’s Church on Sunday was led by Barbara Grice with Bill Hyndford playing the guitar. The lesson was read by Keith Usher and the sidespersons were Sue Mennell and Angela Holdsworth. Coffee was served at the close of the service by Jean Usher and helpers. The harvest festival services will be held on Thursday, October 20 with the school service starting at 9.30am and the general service at 7pm. There will be Holy Communion on Sunday, October 23 at 9am when the Rev Joe Kinsella will officiate. There will be an All Souls benefice service on Wednesday, November 2 at 7.30pm to remember and pray for all departed souls.

Methodist news - The Bible Fellowship group, led by Janet Magee, met at the chapel on Monday evening. Coffee morning donations continue to be given to the Christmas Shoebox appeal. The craft club meets each Thursday in the hall at 1.30pm . Sunday worship was led by Margaret Crofts. The congregation was welcomed by Christine Pickard and Bible readings given were by Sandra Cade and Liz Aconley, who also took part in a dialogue with Chris Cade. argaret spoke about love and healing. The organ was played by Chris Cade and the audio visual equipment was operated was by Frank Crofts. After worship refreshments were enjoyed in the hall. The service on Sunday at 10.30am will be led by the Rev Bob Whitfield.

Sherburn C of E School’s Macmillan Cancer Care coffee afternoon, organised by Mrs Ward, raised £80.90. The school harvest festival will be held on Thursday, October 20 at 9.30am in St Hilda’s Church.


Sacred concert - Sinnington People’s Guild will open the 2016/17 season in the Methodist Chapel on Tuesday, October 18 at 7.15pm with a sacred concert to be given by The White Rose Male Voice Praise. There is no charge but a collection will be taken for the Guild funds, supper will follow the concert.


Candlelight concert - A concert will take place at Stonegrave Minster on Friday, October 28 at 7pm when Paul Tranmer and Friends will present music by candlelight. The event is in aid of church funds. Light refreshments served will be served. There is a suggested donation of £5. Parking will be available at Church Farm. Anyone attending should take a torch and warm clothing.


Beetle drive – Twenty members of the Ladies Group enjoyed holy beetle drive followed by a fish and chips supper arranged by Joyce. She was thanked by Mary and tea was served by Philippa and Yvonne. The next meeting will be on Thursday, November 3 at 2pm when Mr M Craggs from Driffield will speak about Hearing Dogs. Members should note the new time for the meeting and that it is also shoebox time. Some knitted items are available in the schoolroom if anyone needs them.

Bridge Club - The duplicate competition held on Monday, October 3 was won by George and Pat Donnor with 63.1 per cent. In second place, also with with 61.3per cent were Barry Smith and Bob Wardell.


Blue bag collection - There will be a blue bag collection in aid of the cricket club around the village on Saturday, November 12. Villagers are being asked to donate old unwanted clothes, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys, which will be sold by weight. Anyone not from the village who would like to donate items should phone Julie Price on 01653 618214.

Christmas fair - There will be a Christmas fair in the cricket club pavilion from 10.30am to 2pm on Sunday, November 27. There will be various stalls including the cricket club’s cake and home baking stall. There will be a tombola, tea and coffee. Anyone wanting a stall, which cost £5 in advance, or wants to know more about the event, phone Julie Price on 01653 618214.


YCA - The next meeting of the village’s branch of the Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association will be held on Tuesday, October 18 in the village hall at 7.30pm.

Jumble sale – There will be a jumble sale in the village hall on Saturday, October 29 from 10am to noon.


Snainton – The branch held its harvest meeting on Tuesday, October 4. Vice-president Marilyn Bellinger welcomed guests from Wykeham and Hutton Buscel WIs, and a harvest hymn was sung. The harvest supper was prepared and served by committee members. After the meal, a witty harvest poem was read by its author, Ann Pilgrim Green. A raffle for a Christmas cake, to be made and decorated by Margot Newton, was held. The competition for an apple pie was won by Bridget Hardy. Angela Howgate, in her role as auctioneer, sold the array of baking and produce donated by members which raised £305. The raffle raised £54 making a total of £359 to be split between Scarborough Talking Newspapers and Breast Cancer Research in memory of Myrtle Braithwaite.