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.


Clothes sale - A charity pop-up clothes sale was held in the village hall on Saturday. All items of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories were donated. Buyers were invited to make their choices and donate what they thought the items were worth to one of the six nominated charities. Refreshments were served. There is still money to come in but the total raised to date is just under £700.

History Group - The latest Tea & Chat session was held in the village hall last Monday and was well attended despite the poor weather. Shirley Brooke did the catering and several people donated cakes. The next Tea, Chat & History meeting will be on Monday, March 6 between 2pm and 4pm.


Village hall - The quiz in the village hall on Friday raised £109.65. The winners were the Carey and Eccles team. Bob Muir was the quizmaster and there was also a raffle. Supper was prepared and served by members of the village hall committee. The next quiz will be on Friday, May 12 at 7pm.

Domino drive - Thirteen tables were in play at the latest domino drive which raised £255 for Snainton Bowling Club. David Mudd was the MC and supper was served by Edrene Rumley, Jim Dawson and helpers. The domino drive winner was Brian Simpson with 120 closely followed by Chester Brown and Elsie Massheader. The lucky square was run by Angie Mushet. The next domino drive is on Thursday, February 23 when the proceeds of the evening will be for Brompton Village Hall. Any offers of prizes will be gratefully received. If you have any to donate, phone Elaine or David Mudd or Di Ford on 01723 859211.

Musical evening - Tickets for the musical evening on Saturday, February 25 are on sale from Marylyn Muir, Melody Cottage, phone 01723 850412.

Gardening Club - The next meeting of the Brompton and District Gardening Club is on Wednesday, February 22 at 7.30pm in the village hall when Andrew Karavics will give a talk called Sledmere Gardens through the Year. Those who visited Sledmere with the club last year will remember Andrew, who showed members around and explained the concepts behind the gardens.

Church - The service at All Saints on Sunday will be Holy Communion at 9.30am. Coffee and tea will be served at the back of the church afterwards.


Bridge Club - Winners of the meeting on Thursday, February 9 were Angela and Ian Barnett with 57.7per cent. Second were Val and Drummond Murray with 56 per cent.


Village hall - There was a full house in the village hall last Friday to enjoy an evening with Adam Collier. He told many humorous stories and poems delivered in North Yorkshire dialect. Comparisons were made between the different dialects in Yorkshire. Tea and biscuits were served and a raffle drawn. The evening raised £400 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The annual general meeting of the village hall is on Thursday, February 23 at 7pm.


Parish council - Mark Wright, a paramedic from the ambulance service, attended the parish council meeting in the village hall on Friday, February 3. He gave information and demonstrated the use of a defibrillator. The parish council have decided to purchase a defibrillator for the village, which will be installed at the village hall. The grass cutting contract for 2017 has been awarded to J Napthine. The historic pinfold in Great Moor Road is in need of renovation so the parish council is to apply for a grant from the North York Moors National Park Authority to help towards the cost. The parish council’s next meeting is on Friday, March 3 at 7pm in the village hall


Ladies Fellowship -The annual general meeting earlier this month was exceptionally well attended. Helen Robertshaw began the evening with a reading about the value of friends. Members were very saddened to hear of the death of a friend, Jean Fletcher, who had been an enthusiastic member of the Ladies Fellowship. Kathy Robson gave a brief account of the speakers who had entertained members during the past year and announced that membership had increased to 34. Dorothy Collis had prepared a financial report and subscriptions will remain unchanged. Ideas for speakers and outings were put forward for the coming year. There were thanks and flowers for Kathy and helpers. The birthday girls for February were Joan Baines, Margaret Gamble, Norma Griffiths and Chrissie Wright and Judy Langham. Judy Parkinson and Ann Pennock will celebrate birthdays in early March. Entertainment took the form of a flower quiz and tackling difficult anagrams. The evening ended with a faith supper and cups of tea.

Concert - Kirkbymoorside Brass Band will hold an evening of traditional brass band music, including a preview performance of the area test piece, on Saturday in the Memorial Hall. Tickets are £5 and available from JRA Computer Services or Summit Bakery.

Domino drive - The Kirkbymoorside support group for St Catherine’s Hospice will hold a domino drive on Wednesday, February 22 at Manor Close Centre at 7.30pm. The annual general meeting, also at the centre, will be held on Tuesday, February 28 at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to join the hardworking group of volunteers.


Bridge club - The first round of Malton Bridge Club’s handicap pairs competition was held last Wednesday and resulted in a win for Tricia Pearce and Annette Jackson with a net score of 55.4 per cent. In second place were Graham Burgess and Jonathan Allison with 52.8 percent while Madge Allison and Derek Fox were third with 50.2 per cent. In Sunday’s penultimate fixtures in the Yorkshire League, Malton A lost 14-6 to Leeds A, but those points were sufficient to guarantee their presence in the top division next season. Malton B lost 15-5 to Beauchief A and now need a big win in their final match against bottom club Brighouse A to have a chance of retaining their place in division four.


Prize bingo - The committee of the Beckett Recreation Ground are holding a prize bingo in the Memorial Hall on Saturday at 7.30pm. It is to raise funds for the maintenance of field and play areas. There will also be a bingo session on Saturday, March 25 The January 100 Club draw Beckett Recreation Ground winners were first, no 122 Mrs J Windress £50; second no 51 Mr and Mrs Ridley £30, third no 125 E & R Brown £10 and fourth no 7 J Kendall £10.


Slide show - Gordon Clitheroe will present a talk and slide show in the village hall called Now and Then on Thursday, February 25 at 7.30pm. The cost is £3 which will include tea or coffee and biscuits.

AGM - The annual general meeting of the Newton-upon-Rawcliffe Playing Fields Association will be held at 7pm on Friday, February 24.


Parkinson’s Support - The February meeting of Ryedale Parkinson’s Support Group, held in Trinity Methodist Church was well supported. The speaker was Margaret Shaw, assisted by her colleague. Both are volunteers from Malton Museum. It was a much enjoyed fascinating hands-on afternoon. The next meeting is on Thursday, March 9 when Edward Harrison will present More Antiques. For further inquiries, phone Gill on 07794 439356 or Liz on 01653 694251.


WAGS choir - The WAGS Choir from Catterick Garrison will make their first appearance in Pickering when they perform at the Kirk Theatre on Saturday, March 11 at 7.30pm. Tickets costs £15 or £14 and are available from the theatre box office or phone 01751 474833 or log on to All profits from the concert will be split between the theatre and the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. The theatre will stage a Truly Elton tribute evening to Elton John on Saturday, February 25 at 7.30pm.

Poppy Appeal - The Pickering and District area 2016-17 Poppy Appeal current total has reached £11,900.71. The organisers wish to thank everyone for making it such a great success.

Domino drives - There will be domino drives held at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane, for Pickering Town FC on Friday at 7.30pm, and the cricket club on Monday, February 20, also at 7.30pm.

Cancelled - The pottery workshop with Julia West organised at Oliver Rose of Yorkshire, Market Place, on Tuesday February 21, has had to be cancelled owing to unforeseen circumstances.

Volunteers needed - The Tuesday Group, which has 30 members at the weekly Tuesday Luncheon Club, require volunteers every four to five weeks to help prepare and serve the food as well as set up tables. If anyone can help, phone the organiser, Daphne Bowes, on 01751 475143 for further information.

Beck Isle Museum - The museum will open for the new season on Saturday. On Tuesday, February 21 from 11am to 3pm it will be a Visionary Victorians Day when visitors will be able to travel back in time to Victorian England. It will include paper quilling, rag rugging, crocheting and butter making.

Coffee morning - The Pickering and Thornton-le-Dale branch of the Royal British Legion holds coffee mornings at its Champley’s Yard headquarters on Monday and Saturdays from 10am to 12.30pm.

Weekly draw - Last week’s main prize of £75 in the Pickering Town FC Weekly Draw was not won. The numbers were 21, 8 and 34. This week’s draw will be doubled to £150. 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.

Methodist Church - More than 60 adults and children enjoyed afternoon tea at the Methodist Church on Saturday. The event raised £450 for the church building improvement scheme. Several people also stayed on for the family cinema when Swallows and Amazons, based on the 1930s adventure story for children, was shown. The next family cinema will be on Saturday, March 11 at 6.30pm when Pete’s Dragon will be screened. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Refreshments are available and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. For more details, phone 01751 472249.


Quiz time - Ten teams playing for £76 in prize money took part in Mike Williams’ general knowledge quiz in the Fleece Inn. The winners with 61 points were Team @ the Bar, second after a tie break, were 30/32s and third Honeymooners both with 60 points. The £18 jackpot was won by Gary’s Team. Mike’s next quiz at the Fleece will be on Friday, February 24.Jennie’s Sunday night quiz at the Fleece was won by Honeymooners.

Tribute - Vocalist and electric guitarist Carl Robinson will be playing his Jimi Hendrix tribute of 1960s rock and roll at the Fleece Inn on Saturday from 9.30pm.


Methodists - The service on Sunday was taken by Deacon Helen Webster. The organist was Doreen Lawson, the vestry steward was Bob Jackman and the welcomer was Margaret Harris. Bible readings were given by Margaret Harris who read from Samuel, Margaret Neave, who read from John’s gospel and Sheila Gray who read from Corinthians. In her sermon Helen spoke of how God speaks to people and invites them to follow Him. 

St Martin’s Church - The vicar the Rev Andrew Moreland presided and preached at the 9.30am service of Holy Communion. His sermon, based on the readings for the day, emphasised the call of Jesus for those who follow him to be aware of the barriers that can separate us from sharing the love of God. Jean Donovan led the prayers and assisted with the distribution of communion. Edna Burton accompanied the hymns on the piano, and Janet Lamb gave a bible reading. Doreen Livesey and Elizabeth Chapman were sidespersons and Julie Stephenson served refreshment assisted by Clare Firth. The Rev Moreland also led the all-age service at 11am. After referring to the ways human love is expressed in songs, poetry and letters, he explained that the Bible is God's love letter to his people. Richard Fuller (guitar) led the sung worship with John and Sue Grice (guitar and bass) and John Taylor (drums). Liz Cremer led the prayers and also acted as sidesperson, and Elizabeth Bradley served refreshments after the service.


Letters draw - The winner of Sherburn FC’s letters draw on Saturday was A Adamson of Elm Grove, who collected the prize of £60. The letters were R Y and Z.

Cake sale - India and Kiara Heron are inviting people to their charity cake bake sale on Tuesday, February 21. It is to help refugee children through UNICEF. It will be held at the coffee morning at the Methodist Chapel between10am and 11.30am.

Quiz - There will be a quiz at the Sports and Community Club on Sunday, February 26 at 8pm.

Live music - The band Hoodoo Brown will be performing live at the east Riding pub on Saturday, February 25 at 9pm.

St Hilda’s - The morning service at St Hilda’s Church on Sunday was led by Barbara Grice, who took Trust as the theme. Sidespersons were Angela Holdsworth and Sue Mennell. Christine Ashton read the lesson from the Gospel according to Matthew and in the absence of the regular musician, the hymns were sung unaccompanied. Coffee was served at the end of the service by Christine Ashton and Angela Holdsworth. The next service at St Hilda’s will be Holy Communion on Sunday, February 26 at 9.15am.

Methodist news - The coffee mornings continue to give donations for refreshments to the Sherburn Surgery to assist with the purchase of a Doppler Scanner. The Sunday morning worship was led by Martyn Mellodew from Scarborough. The steward was Liz Aconley who also read the Old Testament lesson. The New Testament lesson from John’s Gospel about Jesus as the lamb of God was read by Jean Brown. It was also the subject of Martyn’s sermon. The organist was Chris Cade and Christine Fenwick operated the audio visual equipment. After worship coffee was enjoyed in the hall and everyone was able to see the temple that the children had made as they begin looking at the story of the boy Jesus in the temple. The Holy Communion service on Sunday at 10.30am will be led by Rev Bruce Russell.


People’s Guild - There had to be a change to the advertised evening at the Sinnington People's Guild on Tuesday, February 7. Unfortunately Julie Ryan of the International Rescue was ill and unable to attend. Stephen Ward chaired the meeting. Jill Simpson read some odes of her own composition, interspersed with the Guild singing favourite hymns. Olive Leng was the pianist. Tea and biscuits were served. The next meeting is on Tuesday, February 21, at 7.15pm. The Lealholm Choir will give a concert A collection will be taken for a charity and supper will be served. All are welcome.


Bridge club - The duplicate competition held on Monday, February 6 was won by George and Pat Donnor with 67 per cent. In second place with 62 per cent were Audrey Shaw and Angela Smith.

Thornton-le-Dale Ladies Group -Twenty-one members were welcomed to the annual general meeting by Mary who opened the meeting with a poem and a prayer. The minutes of the 2015 annual meeting were read, approved and signed. Reports were given by the leader and secretary summarising the year’s activities, and the treasurer circulated the accounts before members agreed the distribution of the funds to the various charities nominated by the speakers during the past 12 months; after provision for the hall and insurance. Officers for the next 12 months were elected and suggestions for the programme requested. The meeting on Thursday, March 2 is Riding for the Disabled and will start at 7.30pm but provided sufficient speakers could be found it was decided to hold future meetings at 2pm.The officers were thanked for their work during the year and members thanked for their support, before everyone enjoyed afternoon tea.


Pilates - Anyone interested in taking part in pilates classes that take place in the cricket club pavilion every Tuesday between 2pm and 3pm, should phone Jill Hall on 01653 658210.

Blue bag collection - There will be a blue bag collection around the village on Saturday, May 6. The collection is for old unwanted clothes, shoes, bags, belts, soft toys. The items will be sold by weight and money used for the maintenance of the cricket club grounds and pavilion. Carrier and black bin bags can be used if necessary. People who are not from the village can still donate items and can leave bags outside the pavilion on the day. For more details, or to drop items off earlier, phone Julie Price on 01653 618214.


Domino drive - There will be a domino drive in the village hall on Saturday, February 25 at 7.30pm. It is £1.50 to play, which includes tea and biscuits. The event is in aid of hall funds.

Jumble sale - There will be a jumble sale in the village on Saturday, February 25 from 10am to noon.


Appleton-le-Moors - Mrs Humphreys presided at the February meeting. After a short business meeting in the village hall, members drove to Cropton WI for the annual joint meeting. Cropton members provided a warm welcome and introduced Marion Elliott who taught everyone all how to circle dance. Everyone tackled different dances from around the world. A cup of tea was enjoyed at the end of the evening. The branch wish to thank Mrs Worrall and Mrs Warnock Smith for hosting Appleton members and thinking caps are on for the Cropton visit to Appleton next February. The annual dinner will be held at the Moors Inn on Wednesday, February 22. Guest speaker Dave Mead will return to the branch in March with his photographic tour of Route 66. New members and guests always welcome.