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.


Church service - There will be a service of Holy Communion at the Church of St John the Baptist on Sunday at 9am, as well as each Wednesday in November at 10am.


Community energy - Mr Rawlings retired by rotation as a director at the annual general meeting of Community Energy CIC and was re-elected unanimously. A total of 55 bags of logs and 51 tonnes of bulk timber were sold up to the end of January 2016. The felling licence was renewed and is now valid until March 2021. Twelve bags of logs were produced by volunteers and 200 bare rooted trees of mixed species were planted.


Remembrance service - The parish of West Buckrose Remembrance service will be held at the Church of St Mary on Sunday, November 13 at 10.30am.


Domino drive - David and Elaine Mudd hosted the monthly domino drive in the village hall on Thursday, October 27. Ten tables were in play and the evening raised £123 for village hall funds. Supper was organised by Sue Cook and Vinnie Allison. The next domino drive will be held on Thursday, November 24.

Gardening Club - Jo Purdy gave a demonstration of seasonal flowering arranging to Brompton & District Gardening Club in the village hall on Wednesday, October 26. One of the arrangements was offered as a prize for the raffle. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 30 when the evening will be given over to a Christmas celebration and the annual general meeting.

Request for prizes - Throughout the year, there are a lot of events held in the village hall to raise funds for the upkeep of the hall and for the purchase of equipment for hirers to use for their own events. The success of many of these events, such as the domino drives, quizzes and coffee mornings is dependent on local people in donating gifts that can be used as prizes. Supplies of prizes are now rather short, so if anyone has any small objects which would make suitable prizes they should get in touch with any member of the village hall committee, Elaine Mudd or Di Ford, phone 01723 859211.

Brownies - The 1st Brompton with Snainton Brownies has places available for girls aged seven and over who would like belonging to the guiding movement. The Brownies meet in Brompton Village Hall on Mondays, during term time between 6pm and 7.30pm. The programme is varied, including some outside visits during the year, and the girls have recently returned from a weekend in London. Phone Sue Thomson on 01944 738804 or email or visit the Girl-guiding website and register your interest.

Church - The Benefice service last Sunday at All Saints was conducted by the vicar, with Angela Bailey being the visiting preacher. A number of people expressed an interest in training for lay members of the Church, both in leading worship and in pastoral care. The service on Sunday is an 11am communion. There will be a meeting of the fundraising group at King’s Head Cottage on Thursday, November 10 at 7.30pm to plan the Christmas Fest. This starts with the preview of the decorated trees in church on Friday, December 2 with the Christmas fair on Saturday, December 3 in the village hall. If anyone would like more details phone Mary Jones on 01723 859437 or email or go to the fundraising meeting.


Bridge Club – The meeting on Thursday, October 27 was won by Thelma Hardware and Charlie Chambers 63.3 per cent. Second were Anne and John Prest with 62.1 per cent.


Calendar – The 2017 Farndale calendar, and not as stated last week, in aid of Farndale Village Hall’s rebuilding fund, is available from BATA Kirkbymoorside, Blakey Inn, Blakey Ridge and the Feversham Arms, Kirkbymoorside. It costs £6.


Coffee morning - There will be an RNLI coffee morning at the Black Swan on Friday between 10am and noon. It will include stalls from the Walled Garden and Just For You, embroidered gifts, lifeboat Christmas cards and souvenirs. Coffee and mince pies are available for £2.50. There will also be a raffle.


Village market – The village market on Saturday will have a Guy Fawkes theme and a booklet of fascinating and eclectic facts about North Yorkshire’s infamous son will be available in the Community Cafe, which is being run by Hovingham Church. There will be more than 50 stalls at the market which will include wood-fired pizza from the White Cottage Bakery. The community stalls this month are the Royal British Legion, selling poppies, metal badges, bendy rulers, wooden crosses and adult and children's wrist bands. The charity New Beginnings, which supports retired racehorses, will be offering, Christmas cards, puzzles, pens, gift cards, used books and a tombola. The Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty organisation is interested to know people’s views on rural tranquility with a free to enter raffle. Jack returns to play the saxophone and the volunteer market managers are Caroline Davies and Tony Mathe.


Quiz - There will be a quiz in aid of St Chad’s Church at the Crown Inn on Sunday at 8.30pm. Entry is £2 per person to include light bites. The prize is a voucher to spend at The Crown.


Remembrance service - The remembrance service will take place on Sunday, November 13. The parade, led by Kirkbymoorside Town Band will leave the Moorside Club & Bar, Shaw Drive, at 10.30am to march to All Saints Church. After a service in church, the parade will march back to the club where the band will play a short programme. Because of road works in West End, the parade will return via Tinley Garth. The two minutes silence will also be observed on Friday, November 11 at 11am at Pump Hill opposite the Memorial Hall.

Christmas market - The Kirkbymoorside Christmas Market will be held on Saturday November 26. The market, which is now in its 8th year, will feature up to 40 stalls lining the festive high street and the ground and first floor of the Memorial Hall, selling a variety of Christmas gifts. The stalls offer goods and produce from mostly local craftspeople working in a range of materials, including metal, textiles, pottery, wood, as well as local artists, organisations and charities. There will be a selection of local foodproducers, selling organic produce, bacon, bread, honey and fresh coffee beans. There will be activities for children in the library from 10.30am until noon, a free Santa’s grotto in the Dugout of the Memorial Hall from noon until 2pm) and face painting in the early afternoon. Kirkbymoorside Brass Band will provide a soundtrack to the market, playing carols from 11am. The day runs from 10am to 3pm. For more information, email René Stuip on

Menzown - John Paul gave a talk to Menzown on his days in the Royal Air Force in the early 1950s. He had joined for his National Service, aged 18, he had signed on for a further year for the adventure. His experiences have been published in a book. The vote of thanks was given by Mike Gray. The next meeting will be on Monday, November14 at which members are invited to take a cd of their choice and for members to hear of the reason for choosing it.

All Souls - Kirkbymoorside united churches held an All Souls memorial service at All Saints church. The Rev Mark Brosnan gave the welcome. Hymns sung were Abide With Me, The King Of Love My Shepherd Is and Lord Of All Hopefulness. Father Kentigern from St Chad’s RC Church and Rev Brosnan gave the two readings and the address was given by Rev Brosnan. During the reading of names the congregation were invited to come forward and light a candle from the Easter candle in memory of those who had died.

Camera club - Kirkbymoorside and District Camera Club will meet at the Moorside Bar and Club in Shaw Drive tomorrow (Thursday) at 7.30pm for the first open competition of the year.

Bridge club - Anne Avery and Graeme Matthew were winners at North/South with 62 per cent. Peter Small and Chris Baxter were runners-up with 55 per cent. At East/West, Sue Pearson and Steve Lonsdale were top with a score of 68 per cent. Eileen and Frank Hayward were second with 58 per cent. Play of the week went to Pat Hainsworth and Angela Smith. At another club meeting, North/South produced a tie between Mary Mortenson and Chris Baxter and the duo of Judith O’Donnell and David Whitehead with 59 per cent. East/West was a first ever win as a partnership for Paul Whitaker and Tony Ward. Bo and Tony Simpson were runners up with 59 per cent. Play of the week went to Lesley and Timothy Vessey. The annual handicap competition starts soon.

Coffee morning - All Saints Church will host its monthly coffee morning in church on Saturday from 9.30am to noon. The parish lunch will be held the following day at the bowling club at 12.30pm.

Autumn fair - There will be charity stalls at the autumn fair in the Memorial Hall on Saturday, November 12 from 9.30am.

Tuesday Group - The group will host members of All Saints Fellowship Ladies on Tuesday, November 8, in the Methodist Church Jubilee Room at 7.30pm when Sonja will be the leader and members will be the tea hostesses. The district groups have a meeting at Haxby on Friday, November 11 when the Rev Julia Skitt wil be the speaker. Tuesday, November 22, the Advent Day, is at Easingwold with Rev Elizabeth Cushion.

Julian meeting - St Chad’s Catholic Church will host a Julian meeting on Tuesday, November 8 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Any inquiries should be made to the Rev Tania Brosnan.

Fair - The fun fair arrives in town on Wednesday, November 16 and will stay until Saturday, November 19.

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

New date - The give and take day which was to take place in October has been re-arranged for Sunday, November 27.

Supporting children - Children’s Society boxes can be left in All Saints Church on Sunday, November 20 or Sunday, November 27. If you are unable to take a box to church, phone June on 01751 431160 and she will collect.

Junior Church - Members of All Saints junior church will meet on Saturday to prepare and fill shoe boxes to go to Romania. The boxes will be blessed at the service the following day and taken to The Children in Distress shop in town ready for transportation to the children in time for Christmas. Gifts for the boxes can be left at the shop or at church. It costs £2 to send each box so if you wish to make a donation this would be gratefully received.


Bonfire - The village bonfire and firework display will be held on Saturday. The bonfire will be lit at 6pm with the firework display starting shortly afterwards. Soup, mulled wine and bonfire treats will be on sale. Entry is free but there will be donation buckets for anyone who wishes to contribute to next year’s fireworks.


Remembering Mary - The local WI’s “Remembering Mary” coffee morning held in Marton Mission Room on Saturday raised £550. It highlighted the work of the late Mary Sellars, who died earlier this year. She worked tirelessly for the local WI, giving almost 51 years of uninterrupted years of service. They money will go to fund a memorial bench and plants in her memory.


Christmas fair - Friends of Nawton Primary School will hold its annual Christmas fair on Saturday, November 12 from 2pm to 4pm in the school hall. There will be stalls, crafts and refreshments will be served. Santa will pay a visit and will be in his grotto to give boys and girls a present.

Bingo - The monthly bingo session will take place on Saturday at 7.30pm in the village hall to raise funds for the hall.


Craft club and workshop - There will be a meeting of the Craft Club in the village hall tomorrow (Thursday) at 7.30pm. Admission is £2 which includes tea or coffee and biscuits.

A craft workshop will be held in the hall on Sunday from 10am to 4pm. The subject is illuminating fairy jars. The cost is £18 with everything provided including tea or coffee and biscuits, but participants will need to take a packed lunch.

Domino drive – There will be a domino drive in the village hall on Thursday, November 10 at 7.30pm. Admission is £1.50 which also includes tea or coffee and biscuits.

Bell ringing - Lockton and Levisham Bell Ringers will give an evening of entertainment in the village hall on Thursday, November 24 at 7.30pm. Admission is £2 which includes tea or coffee and biscuits.


Shoebox scheme - The monthly meeting of St Mary’s Priory Church Fellowship was opened with a short prayer service by the chairman, Eunice Farlam. Ann White, the secretary, introduced Christine and Christopher Dagwell-Thompson who gave an illustrated talk about the Rotary Shoebox Scheme and Bulgarian aid. Christine has been involved with the scheme for nearly 20 years and together with her husband, Christopher, also runs Bulgarian Aid. The scheme began in 1994 and supplies boxes to Eastern Europe. A question and answer session followed. Caroline Jones gave the vote of thanks. Apologies were received from five members while 23 members and guests were present. Two new members, Helen Morgan and Rita Hyams, were welcomed. Eunice and Ann read out the notices. The raffle prize was donated by Ann Pickering. Sue Galley and Ann White served tea and biscuits. The monthly competition was a shoebox item for an adult and each participating member scored seven points. The next meeting will be held tomorrow (Thursday) at 7.30pm.


Tuesday Group - Ruth Holiday will give a presentation called Acorn Community to the Tuesday Group at Potter Hill Methodist Church on Tuesday, November 8 at 7.30pm.

Poppy sellers - The Pickering and Thornton-le-Dale branch of the Royal British Legion urgently need poppy sellers for the Market Place and Lidl supermarket. Any person who can help are asked to phone Janet Martin on 01751 474915.

Weekly draw - Last week’s main prize of £75 in Pickering Town FC’s weekly draw was won by Mrs Ball with the numbers 40, 18 and 3. This week’s draw will be for £75.

Fishkeepers –Ryedale Aquarist Society will hold its annual general meeting in the Mill Suite, Pickering Memorial Hall on Wednesday, November 9 at 7.30pm.

Ryedale Shopper – Forthcoming trips by the Ryedale Shopper include tomorrow (Thursday) 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. To reserve a place on the mini-bus, phone 01653 699059 or 01653 698888.

Shoebox appeal - The annual Shoebox Appeal has been 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 sharpeners, 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 can 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 on a Sunday or during the weekend of November 12 and 13. Leaflets with more information have been left at the Methodist Church, Reeds Newsagents and the library. On Saturday, November 12 from 10am to 11.30am there will be a coffee morning to raise funds for the shoebox appeal transport. The following day the shoeboxes will be packed by children at the church.

PEEMS - There will be a meeting of the Pickering Experimental Engineering and Model Society held at the WRVS Hungate Centre tonight (Wednesday) at 7pm.

Farmers’ market – The monthly farmers’ market will be held in the Market Place tomorrow (Thursday) from 8.30am.

Kirk Theatre - The annual general meeting of the Friends of Kirk Theatre will be held in the theatre on Wednesday, November 9 at 7.30pm.

Battle’s end - The Pickering and Thornton-le-Dale branch of the Royal British Legion secretary Margaret Atkinson would like to hear from anybody who would like to attend the centenary of the final day of the Battle of the Somme which will be marked with a Drumhead service at Thiepval Memorial at 1.30pm on Friday, November 18. This event will bring to a close the stewardship over the previous 139 days of the daily wreath laying ceremonies, whilst re-affirming the Legion’s commitment, through the Somme branch, to its enduring annual role at Thiepval. The RBL, in partnership with War Graves Commission, is organising the visit. Phone Margaret on 01751 474446 for further information.


Gospel weekend – There will be a musical evening in the Methodist Church on Saturday, November 12 at 7pm with a return visit of country gospel singers and songwriters, Michael and Teenie Harcus from Westray in the Orkney Islands. They have made several albums and have been on the road since 1999 singing and leading worship in various venues throughout the UK. The following morning, Sunday, November 13they will lead the 10.30am service. Light refreshments will be served.


Charity bingo – A total of £360 was raised for Ryedale Dog Rescue at a prize bingo held in Woodlands Community Centre. The caller was Melvyn Jacques and the checker Sue Nelson.

The next prize bingo at the centre will be on Wednesday, November 23 and is for Looby’s Lifeline.

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


Get weaving - Jacqueline James, a York-based weaver, gave a talk to Ryedale Embroiderers Guild on Saturday, October 29. Jacqueline took many examples of her work to the meeting. She has now begun to dye her own yarns and her use of colour in her work is for all kinds of textile work. The group meets on the last Saturday of each month, except August and December, in Wrelton Village Hall. The next speaker is Serina Partridge who will give a talk called The Follies of Fashion. Visitors are welcome from 10am until 2pm doing their own work, or for the talk at 2pm until 4pm.


St Martin’s Church - The morning service on Sunday was the joint Benefice service held at St John the Baptist Church, East Ayton. It was a service of Holy Communion for All Saints where the vicar, the Rev Andrew Moreland, presided and was assisted by the Rev Richard Firth. The reader, Elizabeth Moreland, gave the talk which was based on a reading from Revelation Chapter 12. John Haslam accompanied the hymns on the organ. Steve Raettig led the time of praise on the keyboard. After the service, homemade cakes and biscuits, together with tea and coffee, were served by members of the St John the Baptist congregation. There will be a working party at St Martin’s on Saturday, starting at 9.30am. The aim is to tackle the annual clearance of the churchyard vegetation and deep clean and tidy of the interior of the church. All are welcome to come and join the work party bringing either cleaning equipment or gardening implements.

Armistice Day service - The annual service of Remembrance will be held in the Memorial Hall, Main Street, on Friday, November 11, starting at 10.45am. The service will be followed by refreshments served by members of the hall committee.


Auction - Charity auction R2:C2 will be held at the East Riding pub on Friday, December 2 at 7.30pm. Any auction items donations will be welcome. R2:C2 goes to St Catherine's Hospice’s Lavender Trust and Macmillan Cancer Care and is this year’s chosen charity for the auction.

Quiz - There will be a quiz in the East Riding pub on Friday, November 11 at 7.30pm to raise funds for Sherburn Play School. There will be questions for all ages. It is for team of four with entry £1. There will also be a raffle.

St Hilda’s Church - There will be an All Souls Day service today (Wednesday) at 7.30pm when everyone is invited to come along and pray for those whom they have lost and also light a candle in remembrance. There will be no service at St Hilda’s on Sunday, November 13but there will be a service of Remembrance at the memorial outside the school at 10.45am. For those wishing to attend a full service beforehand everyone will be welcome to the worship at the Methodist Church beginning at 10am where refreshments will also be served after the Remembrance.

Letters draw - Peter Mattinson, of Elm Grove, Sherburn won £480in Saturday;s Sherburn FC letters draw with the letters T U Y. Next week’s prize fund will be £60.

Methodist news – The Tuesday morning coffee donations continue to be given to the shoebox appeal. The first session for packing shoeboxes was held last Tuesday afternoon. The completed boxes will be dedicated at morning worship on Sunday at 10.30am led by Ros Dyson, the retiring Samaritans’ Purse shoebox co-ordinator, assisted by Sandra Robinson, who is taking over the role. Sunday worship was led by Christine Herbert from Scalby. The welcomer was Christine Pickard and Ray Pickard was the offertory steward. The steward was Jean Brown, who also read the New Testament lesson of the story of Zacchaeus. Liz Aconley read from Isaiah. Coffee was served in the hall after worship. Remembrance Sunday worship on Sunday, November 13 will begin earlier than usual at 10am and will continue at the monument at 10.45am. It will be led by Paul Midgley. Light refreshments will be served at the chapel hall afterwards.


People’s Guild - The Sinnington People’s Guild welcomed Richard and Janet Burdon from Kirkbymoorside Camera Club, to the meeting on Tuesday, October 25. Their presentation of photography included landscapes, sunrises, sunsets, flowers and the Lofoten Islands inside the Arctic Circle. Stephen Ward led the meeting and thanked Richard and Janet. Olive Leng was the pianist. Tea and biscuits were served at the close.


Bridge Club - The competition on Monday, October 24 was won by Peter Jaram and Lesley Tucker with 50 per cent. Janet Sutor, with Sue Shuttleworth, Tim Johnson with Lynda Lockwood and Barry Smith and Bob Wardell were all in joint second place with 47.6per cent.


Christmas fair - There will be a Christmas fair in the cricket club pavilion on Sunday, November 27 between 10.30am and 2pm. The cricket club are having a cake and home baking stall and running a tombola. Tea, coffee and juice will also be available. Anyone requiring more details or would like a stall, which are £5 in advance, phone Julie Price on 01653 618214.


Domino drives - There will be a domino drive in the village hall today (Wednesday) at 7.30pm and one on Saturday, November 26.

Village hall – There will be a bingo session in the village hall on Wednesday, November 16 at 7.30pm to raise funds for the hall. A Christmas coffee morning will be held on Saturday, November 12.


Appleton-le-Moors - Mrs Humphreys presided at the October meeting when birthday posies were handed out to Mrs Smith, Mrs Frank, Mrs Thompson, Mrs Wilson and Mrs Humphreys. Charlie Heap from the International Birds of Prey Centre based at Duncombe Park, Helmsley, was the guest speaker. He spoke about the centre’s involvement in conservation, here and abroad, and its on-going breeding programme. He introduced to the group to Snowdon, a barn owl and Maccalou, a falcon. The evening finished with supper. The annual general meeting will be held this month.


Wombleton – The meeting in the village hall on Tuesday, October 18 was chaired by June Gamble. The minutes were read with details. Members from the branch had attended the Kirbymisperton lunch and the harvest festival at Helmsley chapel. The Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association carol service will be held at St Michael le Belfrey Church, York at 2pm on Friday, December 9. The speaker for the evening gave a talk called Black Cats and Cracked Mirrors. It was about the origins of superstitions and their meanings dating back to pagan times. Mary Robery gave the vote of thank. Jenny Greaves sold the raffle tickets. The competition was a mirror, with many members gaining top marks. The hostesses, Louise, Jan, Pauline and Mary served refreshments at the close. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 15 in the village hall at 7.30pm.