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.


Car boot - There will be a table top and car boot sale at the parish hall from 9am to 1pm on Easter Monday, April 17. If anyone would like to book a table or car space, costing £5, email or phone 695117 or 694009.

Cycling and dancing - The parish hall will be open for visitor parking and refreshments for the Tour de Yorkshire from 1pm on Friday, April 28. At 8pm there will be an old-time and sequence dance with a faith supper.


Afternoon tea - The village hall will be hosting an Easter bonnet competition and afternoon tea on Easter Monday, April 17, from 3.30pm until 5.30pm. Entry is £5. It is a fundraising event for the hall.

Tea, Chat and History - The final session for the 2016/17 season was held in the village hall on Monday, April 4. Thanks are due to Mrs Shepherd for her book donation and to all who have donated and supported the sessions during the year, particularly Shirley Brooke for her work in the kitchen. The sessions will resume on Monday, September 4.


History Society - At the March meeting of the Brompton & District Local History Society, Lindy and Tom Rowley talked about Scarborough’s Maritime Heritage. The Maritime Heritage Centre was started by people from the fishing community taking photographs and other memorabilia to Lindy which soon outgrew their house. Now the centre has a vast amount of material housed in a building in Eastborough and elsewhere, which allows them to put on a new display every three months. Tom Rowley spoke about his career from working for his father in a coble to being skipper of a trawler and later captain of the Coronia. The society’s next meetings are excursions. These are not on the first Wednesday in the month but on Wednesday, May 10 to Rievaulx Abbey (meeting in the Square at Brompton at 1pm) and on Saturday, June 3 at 3pm to Pickering Church (meeting in the Square Brompton) at 2.30pm.

Coffee morning - There is a coffee morning in the village hall on Good Friday (April 14) from 10.30am until noon. Coffee and cake will be available while visitors will be able to browse through some of the village’s historical records, help identify some old photographs, find out who lived in your house in the past and hear out about the plans for our proposed village website. One part of the website will be a gallery of photographs donated by Brompton Local History Society. Many of them show scenes of village life from the past, including one of the ancient pinfold which was at the top of Hungate. Vivian Bairstow, who has spent a lot of time carrying out research on the village, has recently arranged for stones to be laid on the verge near the Forge tearooms to mark out the former site. Scarborough MP Robert Goodwill will unveil a commemorative plaque on the site at 11am. Entrance to the coffee morning is free and there will be a donation bucket available for the refreshments. Proceeds will go towards setting up the new website.

Parish council - The next meeting of the parish council will be on Monday, April 24 at 7.30pm and not on the usual third Monday in the month because Easter Monday falls on the third Monday. The meeting will be in the village hall at 7.35pm.

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

Plant sale - The Gardening Club is holding a plant sale in the village hall on Easter Monday (April 17) at 10am. People can take any spare plants they may have before the start of the sale. The hall will be open Sunday at 7pm and again from 8.30am the following morning to receive any donations for the stalls.

Church - On Good Friday, morning prayer takes place at 9.30am in St Peter’s, Langdale End, followed at 10.30am by the Stations of the Cross at St Matthew’s Hutton Buscel. The Commemoration of the Passion starts at 2pm at St Stephen’s Snainton. Easter Day has a 9.30am Holy Eucharist at Hutton Buscel with the 11am all-age service including the Eucharist at All Saints, Brompton. Before the Brompton service, decorated hard boiled eggs will be rolled down Castle Hill, opposite the Primary School, at 10.30am. There will be bells for children to ring at the service, an Easter egg hunt and coffee, tea and cake.


Open day - The bowling club is hosting an open day on Sunday, April 30 at 2pm. The club will provide all the equipment anyone needs to give the sport a try. Phone Malcolm Armstrong, the club secretary, on 01751 432565 for more details.


Hat talk - Members of the Ladies Luncheon Club met on Wednesday, April 5 at The Black Swan Hotel. After lunch, the president, Elizabeth Wilson, speaker Jane Wheldon of Get Ahead Hats, who had brought a table full of examples of her millinery creations for members to wear. She explained how the hats are made on what materials are used. A vote of thanks was given by Diana Gaunt. The club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Black Swan and welcomes new members. For information on joining, phone 01439 770596.


Amnesty International - On Saturday, April 29 there will be a book sale from 11am to 3pm at the Sitwells House, Woodend, The Crescent Scarborough. It is also hoped to hold coffee morning at Helmsley Walled Garden.

Shoe Box Appeal - There will be a coffee morning with stalls from 9.30am to 11.30am on Wednesday, April 19 in the Methodist Schoolroom to raise funds for the Shoebox Appeal.

Bridge club - The latest game saw Mary Mortenson and Chris Baxter win North/South with 58 per cent. Cynthia Metcalfe and Peter Small tied for second with Barry Smith and Bob Wardell with a score of 50.3 per cent. East/West winners were Tony Ward and George Goodall on 66.6 per cent. Chris Brett and Clarissa Napier were runners-up with 65 per cent. A well bid and played five hearts doubled earned play of the week for Anne Smith and Jane Baldwin. The club’s annual general meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 18 at 1.15pm.

10K run - The town’s annual 10K run will be held on Sunday, April 30. The race is based in the heart of the town starting and finishing in the same location. There will also be a 4km road race for children in Years 7 to 11, a children's one mile race for Years 2 to 6 and a dash for children in Year 2 and under. For more information and to enter visit www.kirkbymoorside

Anyone for tennis? - Junior tennis coaching sessions are taking place in the Easter holidays. The next sessions will be on Tuesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 20. Sessions will run from 1pm to 2pm and cost £4 per child per session. Phone Sally Ward on 01751 433357 for details or to book a place.

Give or take - Kirkbymoorside Environment Group is holding a give or take day on Sunday, April 23 from 9am to 1pm. Goods may be delivered the previous evening between 6pm and 8pm or on Sunday from 8am onwards. Refreshments will be available as usual.

All Saints - The Pilgrim Discipleship group meet each Wednesday in church at 7.30pm to explore the theme of Turning to Christ. Phone the Rev Mark Brosnan on 01751 431452 for more details. Members of the junior church will be making an Easter garden on Saturday in church from 9.30am. On Easter Day they will join in the Easter egg hunt in the Millennium Garden. Children of all ages are welcome to join junior church by going to a morning service on a Sunday at 10.30am.

Tuesday Group - There will be a Spring Fellowship Day at Helmsley on Thursday, April 28 with the Bishop of Hull, the Rt Rev Alison White.

Moorside Bar & Club - There will be a children’s Easter party at the club on Sunday from 2pm until 5pm. Rob Denny will be the performer on Saturday and Country Cousins will be performing on Saturday, April 22. Both acts start at 8.30pm.


Easter services - On Good Friday, April 14, there will be a service with the choir at St Gregory’s Minster at 6pm. Good Friday Service with the choir. There will be a 9.30am Good Friday service at St Hilda’s, Beadlam, which will have a Eucharist at 9.30am on Easter Sunday (April 16). There will be an 11am Sung Eucharist, without the choir, at St Gregory’s on Easter Sunday. On St George’s Day, Sunday, April 23, there will a 9.30am service at St Hilda’s and at 11am a Said Eucharist with Hymns, with no choir, at St Gregory’s. There will be a civic service at St Gregory’s with the choir, on Sunday, April 30 at 2.30pm. There will be no 11am service at St Gregory’s on that day.


Bridge club - There was another big win for John Hayton and Philip Mason with 62 points in Malton Bridge Club’s Cross-IMPs Pairs competition. Mike and Annette Jackson were second with 32 points and Sheila Johnson and Gill Oxendale third with 21 points. John and Philip have a big overall lead over Mike and Annette with Rob Ashdown and Derek Fox lying third. In the Handicap Pairs, the winners were Madge Allison and Derek Fox with 58.2 per cent, followed by Ed Robinson and Dave Massey with 56 per cent and Anne Avery and Madeleine Webber with 54.9 per cent. Tricia Pearce and Annette Jackson still have a good lead overall, but Madge and Derek have moved up into second place ahead of Graham Burgess and Jonathan Allison.


Keeping tidy - Marton and Normanby Gardening Club’s March meeting was opened by the chairman, Bill Tweedle, who thanked local residents who had helped form a working party to tidy up Marton. He introduced Susan Cunliffe-Lister who spoke about both garden developments at two of her family’s homes at Burton Agnes and Swinton Castle. The winner of the members’ competition was Pam Towler who was awarded points for her winter garden photograph.


Spring clean - The committee of the Beckett Recreation Ground are inviting people to help spring clean the ground on Easter Monday, April 17 at 10am start. Volunteers should meet in the recreation field and take a pair of strong gloves, black bags, wheelbarrow, spades etc to help with the tidy up. From 10.30am people will be able to collect their potato from the pavilion for the grand potato challenge. The potato weigh-in will be done on Sunday, July 16.

Cricket coaching - Cricket coaching for boys and girls aged six onwards will start at the Recreation Ground on Wednesday, April 19. It is £1 per session. For further details, phone Chris Rymer 01439 771660.


Easter Services - Robin Jackson from Farlington will be the speaker at Bethel Methodist Church on Good Friday (April 14) at 2.30pm. Tea will be served at the close. On Easter Sunday (April 16) Communion at 8am will be led by Rev Tanya Short. At 10.45am Family Praise will be led by Ann Corner. At 6pm the Easter evening celebration will be led by Alistair Patterson from The Faith Mission.


Barn dance - There will be a barn dance and ceilidh in the village hall from 7.30pm on Saturday, April 22. Tickets cost £12 and include a hot supper. Phone Donna on 01439 748310 for further information.


Family cinema - A large audience of children and parents enjoyed the animated film Storks at the family cinema at the Methodist Church on Saturday. The next film will be Disney’s Moana on Saturday, May 6 starting at 6.30pm. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Doors open at 6pm, refreshments are available in the interval and young people under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Meditation - There will be a learn to meditate day from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, April 29 at the Friends’ Meeting House, Castlegate, from 10am to 1pm.The cost is £10 and the day can be booked by the web at or phone 01759 304832. Kadampa teacher Richard Brown is holding meditation classes every Wednesday from April 26 to May 24, and from June 7 to July 12, at the Friends’ Meeting House. It is £6 per class or £20 for four classes.

Looking Back - The group Looking Back will perform rock’n’roll, fifties and sixties music at the Bay Horse Inn, Market Place on Good Friday (April 14) from 9pm.

Wendy’s challenge - Wendy Harding, who runs keep fit classes in the Pickering area raised £565 in the February Sugar Free Challenge for Cancer Research UK. She lost 9lbs in the process. Her classes resume on Monday, April 24. Her Pilates classes at the Cedar Barn Farm Shop and cafe change times for the summer to 7pm.

Hardy Plant Group - Don Witton will speak about the Sheffield Euphorbias and other vibrant perennials at a meeting of the Hardy Plant Group of the Pickering Horticultural Society in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday, April 20. There will be plants for sale.

Easter trail - Visitors taking part in Beck Isle Museum’s Easter Trail from Saturday to Tuesday, April 18 have a chance to win a chocolate treat. Youngsters can have a go at making a pom-pom animal throughout the Easter holidays until Sunday, April 23.

Weekly draw - Last week’s main prize of £675 in the Pickering Town FC was not won. The numbers were 4, 25 and 22. This week’s draw will be increased to £750. The April consolation prize draw was also made for the £50 prize which will be shared by Anne Aconley, Karen Bentham, and Mrs W Shipwright who will each received £16.66 each.

Ryedale Shopper - Trips are scheduled for Thursday, April 20, to the York Designer Outlet, Fulford, £5;Thursday, May 4 to Beverley, £6; Thursday, May 18 to Monks Cross, York, £5; and Wednesday, May 31 to Northallerton, £6; Thursday, June 15 to Beverley, £6; and Wednesday, June 28 to Northallerton, £6. Phone 01653 699059 or 698888 for further details.

Fleamarket -The town’s annual fleamarket will start its new season at the Easter weekend. It will open from Good Friday (April 14) to Easter Monday (April 17) from 10am to 4pm each day.

Farmers’ market - The monthly farmers’ will be held in the Market Place on Thursday, April 20 from 8.30am.

Domino drive - Pickering Cricket Club will hold a domino drive at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane on Thursday, April 27 at 7.30pm.


Prize time - Kath Samples presented the whist and dominoes prizes at the Over Sixties Club meeting held in the village hall. A progressive whist drive was held in Woodlands Community Centre when Val Warters presented the prizes. A raffle was held at both events.

Fleece quizzes - Eight teams playing for £60 prize money took part in Mike Williams’ general knowledge quiz in the Fleece Inn. The winners were Old Byland All Stars, second were Trio + one and third Team @ the Bar. The £15 jackpot was won by The Young Ones. Mike’s next quiz at the Fleece will be on Friday, April 21. Jennie’s Sunday night quiz was won by the Honeymooners plus Mike, Fiona and Col. The jackpot was won by Gary’s Team.


Weekend history event - Rosedale History Society is holding a local industrial and social history display with archive photos, maps, plans and artefacts at Updale Reading Room, Rosedale West on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23 from 11am to 4.30pm. It will include art and craft displays and hands-on children’s activities. Refreshments are available and entry is free. There will be walks to East Mines, at 2pm on both days and local mines and railway expert, Malcolm Bisby will be giving a talk at Rosedale Abbey Church 6pm on the Saturday when there will be a collection for the church roof appeal.


St Martin’s - The vicar, the Rev Andrew Moreland, presided and preached at the 9.30am service of Holy Communion for Palm Sunday. The congregation gathered in the churchyard and processed into the church to symbolise the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Andrew took as his theme the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, and the message that was given to those who watched. Enid Plevey gave a bible reading, and Edna Burton accompanied the hymns on the piano. Jean Donovan and Elizabeth Chapman were sidespersons and Sue Johnson, and Enid Plevey served refreshments. Steve Raettig led the all-age service at 11am. A dramatised reading brought the story of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to life, with parts read and/or enacted by Sue Grice, Becky Cremer, Chloe Raettig and Alex Millington, and the congregation as the crowd. Steve led the rest of the sung worship on the keyboard with Richard Fuller (guitar) and Becky Cremer (vocals). In his talk he spoke about the fickleness of the crowd and their lack of understanding of who Jesus was. Liz Cremer was the sidesperson and Andrea Raettig served coffee after the service. On Good Friday (April 14), there will be An Hour at the Cross at St Martin’s at 2pm. There will be a 9.30am Holy Communion with children’s activities at St Martin’s on Easter Day (Sunday, April 16), followed by an 11am Modern Communion service with the Sunday Club.

Methodists - The service on Sunday was taken by Rev Denise Free. The vestry steward was Bert Blower, the organist was Doreen Lawson and the welcomer was Margaret Harris. Margaret Neave took the collection. The service began with the Palm Sunday prayers and Lenten element being placed on the cross by Sheila Gray. Palm crosses were given to members of the congregation. Bible readings were given by Bob Jackman and Amanda Clayton. In her sermon Denise spoke of Jesus taking a bowl of water and washing the disciples’ feet and Pilate taking a bowl of water and washing his hands of the responsibility of Jesus. During the service Alan and Sheena Dunnington were welcomed as members of Seamer Church by Rev Free and Bob Jackman. Holy Communion was observed during the service. The preacher next week at 10.30am is Deacon Andrew Carter. There is no calligraphy class this week, but Singing for Fun will be held on Friday at 2pm.

Plant talk - The Yorkshire Pelargonium & Geranium Society will meet at Seamer & Irton Memorial Hall on Sunday, April 23, at 2pm when John Armitage, an expert in growing bonsai, will be the speaker. For further details about the society, phone the secretary, Ron Ward, on 01723 355656.


Letters draw - There was no winner in Saturday’s Sherburn FC’s weekly letters draw which produced the letters F, K and N. As there was no winner this week’s prize fund stands at £180.

Community club - The club will be holding a car boot sale Easter Sunday (April 16) on the playing field. Sellers’ entry is from 11am and buyers from noon. The bar will be open from noon. Refreshments and bacon sandwiches will be available. The cost is £5 for cars and £7 for trailers £7.

St Hilda’s Church - The children from Sherburn C of E School were joined by their counterparts from West Lutton School for their end of term service, which took the form of a surprise farewell service to their headmistress, Alison Stephenson. She has left to take up an appointment as headmistress at St Martin’s School, Scarborough. Children from each of the classes of both schools performed with songs. The children from Lutton sang the Welsh National Anthem in Welsh. Mrs Stephenson was presented with a bouquet of flowers, a box of chocolates and a large card signed by all the children. After the service, certificates for full attendance for both half-term and the full-term since Christmas were handed out, together with certificates for achievements in athletics. The Ringrose Saville Cup was presented to Liam Reed. Refreshments were served by Rev Judy Duke, Anne and Derek Nichol and Barbara Grice. Morning Worship was led by Barbara Grice, who took Palm Sunday as the theme. Sue Mennell and Angela Holdsworth were sidespersons and music was supplied by Bill Holdsworth on his guitar. The lesson from Matthew’s Gospel was read by Carol Stephenson. The Palm Crosses were given out and blessed at the start of the service and refreshments were served at the close by Jean Usher and helpers. The next service at St Hilda’s will be the Good Friday service of reflection at 2pm. Holy Communion, with the Rev Joe Kinsella officiating, will be on Sunday, April 23 at 9am.

Easter party - The Senior Citizen Luncheon Club will hold its Easter party on Wednesday, April 19, meeting from 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm. Transport can be arranged within the village, phone Christine on 01944 711294.

Acoustic night – There will be an acoustic night featuring Rob and Amy at the East Riding pub on Good Friday (April 14). From 9pm they will be performing acoustic covers from the 70s to the present day.

Methodist news – Donations at the Tuesday coffee morning continue to be given to Sherburn Surgery. We Gathered in His Name, led by Sandra Cade, was held on Wednesday we the Lenten journey to the cross was continued. Worship for Palm Sunday was led by Margaret Crofts, who was assisted with the audio visual equipment by her husband, Frank. Christine Pickard was the welcome and the steward was Liz Aconley. The Lenten Liturgy for Palm Sunday was read by Mary Dickinson, assisted by Judith Ruston who put palm branches at the foot of the cross. The organist was Chris Cade. The children distributed palm crosses to the congregation and Kayleigh and Alana displayed a Palm Sunday Hosanna ring that they had made. The next service will be on Good Friday at 2.30pm led by the worship team and will be followed by a faith tea. On Easter Sunday at 10.30am the Holy Communion service will be led by Rev Mary Jackman.

Easter bingo - Friends of Sherburn C of E School would like to thank all who came along and supported the Easter bingo event which £217.


People’s Guild - Sinnington People’s Guild held its annual general meeting on Tuesday, April 4. The Rev Ruth Duck chaired the meeting which opened with the hymn To God be the Glory a prayer and Bible reading. The president, secretary and treasurer presented their reports. Officers elected were - president Jill Simpson; vice-president, Stephen Ward; secretary, Molly Scaling; treasurer, Heather Nichols; pianist, Olive Leng and reporter, Jill Simpson. The post of outing secretary was not filled. Suggestions were offered for the 2017-2018 session. It was agreed to give donations to the Kirkbymoorside Community Band, Malton and Norton District Hospital League of Friends, The Leprosy Mission, the Air Ambulance and to help the starving children in South Sudan. The Guild will resume on Tuesday, October 17 at 7.15pm with a musical evening. The meeting closed with singing the hymn God Be With You 'til We Meet Again and a blessing. Olive Leng was the pianist. Tea with biscuits were served.


Ladies group - The Ladies Group met on Thursday, April 6 and heard a talk by Mr and Mrs Brown about The Rizika Organisation in Kenya. It is an orphanage which they are involved with for children, who have no homes or families, living on the rubbish dumps. Pictures of the orphanage and the gardens which are used to grow most of the food they eat were shown. At the moment there is a drought so they have to pay £50 a load for fresh water. As the children get older they help in the garden. Tea and biscuits were served by Margaret, Pat and Isabel. The next meeting is on Thursday, May 11 at 2pm when David Warren will speak about stained glass. The group’s annual service will be held at the Methodist Church at 10.30am on Sunday, May 14 and will be led by Ruth Stannard.

Bridge Club - The competition on Monday, April 3 was won with 63 per cent by Barry Smith and Bob Wardell. In joint second place with 57.4 per cent were Bob and Gladys Thompson and Tim Johnson and Enid Watson.


Plants wanted - Westow Playing Fields Association will be holding its annual plant stall at the beginning of May and need donations of plants. All the plants at the plant stall are sold to aid the upkeep and repairs of the village play area. If anyone has any plants they would like to donate, phone Chris Defty 01653 618357.