THERE'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.


Open gardens - The weather was hot for the open gardens event. Nick Evans and Rob Shaw provided hot dogs at the village hall, with Gwen Stockill and Jane Jacob collecting the money and providing soft drinks. Roger and Elizabeth Potts looked after visitors to the church while Terry Cartlidge played the organ. About £635 was raised for church funds. Teas in the village hall were provided in aid of the village hall and raised almost £300. Barbara Gale and Jackie Gray, assisted by village volunteers, served tea, cakes and scones. The money will be needed in August when the village hall is to have a new boiler. Brompton and Sawdon Primary School headteacher John Logue and Helen Wright, who runs the school gardening club, opened the school garden and were on hand to explain the plans for the area. Pupils from class two have also been to the Butts to clear around the trees which former pupils have planted.

Village hall - The annual general meeting of the village hall, which is open to all, will take place on Tuesday, July 4, in the hall at 7pm. It will be followed at 7.45pm by a meeting for village volunteers with tea, coffee and cakes. New volunteers are always welcome and may go to the meeting to find out more.

Litter picking - Boys from Brompton Hall School have been out and about in the village collecting litter.


Village market - There will be two new stalls among the 45 at the village market on Saturday. They are Cosy Cottage Soap Company and Handmade by Sarah, selling leather belts, collars and leads. As it is Wimbledon fortnight there will be free tennis coaching for five to 11-year-olds with Damian Galloway, a LTA Level 3 coach, from 10.30am to 1.30pm. These are one hour coaching sessions and booking is essential by emailing Butterflies Chocolates are working with the Butterfly Conservation Charity to promote the butterfly count which runs from Friday, July 14 to Sunday, August 6. They will be giving out butterfly identification charts for those that would like to participate. More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years. The community stall is Next Steps which support people with mental health problems. Slingsby villagers will be selling ducks for their duck race on Saturday, July 8. Friends of Hovingham School will be running the Community Cafe to raise funds for equipment and outings. The volunteer market manager is Murray Stewart.


Quiz - There will be quiz in the Crown Inn on Sunday at 8.30pm in aid of St Chad’s Church. It is £2 to enter and includes a sandwich supper. The prize is a voucher to spend at the Crown Inn.


Ladies Fellowship - The weather was perfect for the visit to the garden of Joan and Tony Baines. The garden had just been open for the Kirkby in Bloom event and was looking beautiful. Wine, nibbles and a lemon cake made by Kathy Robson were enjoyed. Margaret Gamble had devised a garden quiz which was won by Ann Potter’s team. The birthday girls were Dorothy Collis, Dorothy Masterman and Ruth Lomax. The next meeting is on Wednesday, July 12 at 7.30pm in the library when members are promised an evening of beauty. New members are always welcome.

Tuesday group - The next meeting on Tuesday, July 11 in the Methodist Church Jubilee Room at 7.30pm will be an informal get together. The tea hostesses are Gwen and Anne. It is the last meeting before the summer break with meetings resuming in September.

Open garden - Mick and Ann Potter opened their garden and raised £1,390 for the National Garden Scheme. The organisers would like to thank everyone for supporting the annual charity day, particularly Daisy Garden Centre, Thomas the Bakers and The Lemon Tree fish restaurant.

Amnesty International – The next local group meeting will be on Thursday, July 13 at the Meeting House at 1.30pm. For any more information phone Barbara on 01439 770985 Heritage Day - The History Group are holding a heritage day on Saturday, July 22.

On stage - Rattling Joe will be performing at the Moorside Bar & Club on Saturday, starting at 8.30pm. There will be no bingo on Friday, July 7. Nigel Heap will be the act on Saturday, July 8, starting at 8.30pm.

Repair café - The Kirkbymoorside Environment Group is planning to set up a Pop-up Repair Café once a month on market day. Volunteer repairers are needed who can offer to repair bikes or household items, do sewing, mending and alterations or have any other useful repairing talents. Ideas of all sorts welcomed.

Bridge club - At the latest game, North/South winners were Mary Mortenson and Chris Baxter with 62 per cent. Pat Hainsworth and Angela Smith were second with 52 per cent. Anne Smith and Graeme Matthew won East/West with 61 per cent. Ann Scott and Frank Bailey were runners-up on 58 per cent. Play of the week went to Irene and Tim Smith.

Summer fair -All Saints Church summer fair will be on Saturday, July 29 in the Memorial Hall. Donations of tombola prizes would be much appreciated. There will be a collection box in church or phone 01439 770031 to arrange collection from your home.

Coffee morning - All Saints Church will hold a coffee morning in church on Saturday from 9.30am.

Menzown - Michael Bedington from the National Trust will give a talk on Fountains Abbey at the meeting on Monday, July 10 at the Kings Head Hotel, 7pm for 7.30pm.


Annual trip - Members of Malton and District Flower Club went on their annual trip this month. This time it was to radio gardening presenter Martin Fish’s garden Thornycroft, at Rainton, near Thirsk. He and his wife, Jill, welcomed members with a two-course buffet lunch followed by a guided tour of the gardens. Many practical tips were given and ideas for landscaping plus a demonstration by Monty the robotic mower. The afternoon finished with a question and answer session, further refreshment and a chance to purchase some of the plants. The next meeting, on Tuesday, July 18, features a demonstration by Kevin Hara called Midsummer Delights. Members can take a friend for free. Limited spaces are available for the outing to Blackpool for the National Flower and Food Festival on Thursday, November 9. Phone Jenny Loseby on 01653 693081 for further details. New members and guests always welcome to club meetings. For further information about the club phone Maggie Tate-Smith on 01653 698741.


Prize bingo - Millie and Jess, who organised a prize bingo, were overwhelmed with the support given to the event in the village hall. A total of £370 was raised for Nawton Primary School pupil Grace Smith. known as Binky, who is currently having treatment for T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. Proceeds will go to Grace's chosen charities. Adam Collier was the caller. The organisers would like to thank him, the kitchen helpers and those who donated prizes.

Family fun day - Time is drawing near for the grand potato weigh-in which will be held at 2pm on the summer family fun day on Sunday, July 16. There are prizes for the heaviest crop and single potato both for adults and children. The day’s activities will include a raffle, races, rounders and a barbecue.

Prize bingo - The monthly prize bingo in aid of the village hall will be held in the village hall on Saturday at 7.30pm.


Chapel - Anniversary services will be held at Bethel Methodist Church this weekend. Family worship will be held on Sunday at 4pm. This will be followed by afternoon tea and the evening celebration at 6pm. Both Sunday services will be led by Judy Brown from Driffield.


Bash - The annual village bash takes place on Saturday from 6.30pm onwards. There will be live music, a bar and food. Tickets are £10 on the door. Raffle and tombola prizes are wanted. Anyone who can help should phone Donna Stamp on 01439 748310 to arrange collection.


Rounders tournament - Ryedale Sports Club’s annual fun day will be held on Sunday, July 23 from 10am until late afternoon. One of the main events is the rounders tournament for which entries are now being accepted. A team consists of nine players. If it is a mixed team there should be no more than five male players. If you wish to enter a team, the entry fee is £30 per team, get in touch with John Ellis, 4 The Rise, Thornton-le-Dale, YO18 7TG or phone 07746426130 or email

Fishkeepers - Ryedale Aquarist Society met at the home of Sue and David Marshall last week to discuss various aquatic topics. The next meeting of the will be held on Wednesday, July 19 at the Marshalls home in Potter Hill at 7.30pm. On Sunday, July 23, the society will be hosting a special day at Kirbymisperton Village Hall. Steven Chester, of Chester Zoo Aquarium will speak on his work at the aquarium and successful discus keeping. Dr David Pool will speak on nutrition for aquarium fish. Paul Barrow will present a fun quiz. There will also be a mini-open show and sale table for aquatic items starting at 10am.

PEEMS -There will be a meeting of the Pickering Experimental Engineering and Model Society held at the WRVS Hungate Centre on Wednesday, July 5 at 7pm.

Weekly draw - There was no winner of last week’s main prize of £600 in the Pickering Town FC Weekly Draw. The numbers were 12, 14 and 1. This week’s draw will be increased to £675.


Bingo bonus - A total of £320 was raised for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance at a prize bingo held in Woodlands Community Centre. The caller was Melvyn Jacques and the checker Sue Nelson. The next prize bingo to be held at the centre will be on Wednesday, July 19 and is in aid of Malton Hospital.

Live music - There will be live music from Eddie Grant at the Fleece Inn on Saturday at 9.30pm. The Fleece is also running an outing to York Races Musical Showcase night on Saturday, July 29, leaving at 10.30am and returning about 7.30pm. The fare is £10 per person return but does not include admission to the racecourse. The all-girl band All Saints will be on stage after the racing. For further details and to book a seat, phone 01944 758464.


Pond dipping - Experts from Natural England will be hosting the fourth in a series of Nature on Your Doorstep mini-lectures at the Heritage and Learning Centre in Scampston Walled Garden conservatory on Wednesday, July 5 from 6.30pm to 8pm. The mini-lectures are designed to open up the world of nature, conservation and wildlife protection. Next Wednesday’s will be a short talk followed by hands-on pond dipping to find dragons and damsels living under the water. All ages are welcome. The cost is adults £1, children 50p.


Methodists - The service on Sunday was taken by Christine Fenwick and Jean Brown. The vestry steward was Bert Blower, the welcomer was Margaret Harris and the singing was accompanied on piano by Sarah. Bible readings were given by Sheila Gray, who read from St Matthew’s gospel, and Denise Earnshaw, who read from Peter. Sheila also took the collection. In her sermon Christine asked do we recognise our own value? The preacher next week at 10.30am is the Rev Martyn Calver.

St Martin’s - St Martin’s Church’s annual fun day will be held in the church grounds on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm. There will be many traditional attractions, including hook-a-duck, hoopla, balloon darts and many more. Hot and cold drinks with cakes will be available. There is no entrance fee but there will be the opportunity to give donations to support the church. The vicar, the Rev Andrew Moreland, presided at the 9.30am service of Holy Communion. Pastoral assistant Kieron Middleton preached on the theme that the gospel reading emphasised the challenge of putting God first in a life that has many demands and challenges. Jim and Marion Baird were the sidespersons. Edna Burton accompanied the hymns on the piano. Janet Lamb and Lucy Haycock served refreshments. Rev Moreland presided again at the 11am modern communion service, and Kieron also preached again and assisted with the chalice. Elizabeth Moreland led the intercessions and Jenny Bland read. The sung worship was led by Richard Fuller with Chloe Proctor and John Taylor. Liz and Becky Cremer ran the Sunday Club. Andrew congratulated Richard and Chloe on their engagement. The sidesperson was Elizabeth Bradley and Tim Cremer and Duncan Bland served refreshments.


Community club - The Sports and Community Club’s monthly quiz night will be held on Sunday at 8pm. A free light supper will be provided. The Vegas Casino Company will be at the club for a fun night of roulette and blackjack on Friday, July 14 at 8pm. People can buy 30 chips for £10 to play at either table. The person with the most chips at the end of the night wins a cash prize. Free entry for all, including non- members.

St Hilda’s Church - Helpers from the church served teas at the National Gardens Open Days in May and June at Jacksons Wold by invitation of Mr and Mrs Richard Cundall, who most provided all provisions. A total of £1,283.50 was raised for church funds. Helpers included Keith and Jean Usher, Betty Flinton, Angela Holdsworth, Pam Foxton, Carol Stephenson, Christine Ashton, Pam Heath. The gardens are open to the public on Tuesdays from 1pm to 5pm until the end of July. The Rev Joe Kinsella officiated at the Holy Communion Service assisted by Barbara Grice with the chalice. Sidespersons were Betty Flinton and Barbara Grice, and in the absence of Martin Monkman, the organist, who is not well, the hymns were sung unaccompanied, led by Keith Usher, who also read by the lesson. Coffee was served at the close of the service by Jean Usher and helpers. The next service at St Hilda’s will by morning worship on Sunday, July 9 at 10.30am led by Barbara Grice.

Methodist news - From money raised at regular coffee mornings it is hoped that a cheque will be presented to the Sherburn Surgery for its new Doppler Scanner on Tuesday, July 4. Sunday worship was led by Michael Earnshaw. Readings were by Kim Canterbury and Chris Cade, who also played the organ. Luke Heron operated the audio-visual equipment. Michael spoke to the children about the greatness of God and in their class afterwards Sandra Cade led in them in a study about prayer. After the service, refreshments were enjoyed in the hall and the Fairtrade stall was available. The all-age service on Sunday at 10.30am will be led by the worship team.

Luncheon club – Henry Foxton was welcomed back to the latest Senior Citizen Luncheon Club gathering. The next meeting will not be for lunch but afternoon tea on Wednesday, July 19, in the garden at Forge Villa, 31 St Hilda’s Street by invitation of Chris and Sandra Cade. Club members should meet from 2.30pm for tea at 3pm. Transport in the village can be arranged by phoning Christine on 01944 711294.

Messy Church - Youngsters will be having summer special Messy Church outdoors in the garden at Forge Villa, 31 St Hilda’s Street on Saturday, July 8, meeting at the earlier time of 3pm. The children will try to build a large Noah’s Ark, hear the story of Noah and have messy craft, games and songs. A picnic tea will be provided. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Letters draw - The letters from Sherburn FC’s weekly draw on Saturday were A, F and O. As there was no winner, this week’s prize fund will be £120.


Anniversary concert - The Methodist Church, which is celebrating its 180th anniversary since the chapel was opened, is hosting a concert, led by Terrington Choir, entitled Songs For A Summer Evening, on Saturday, July 8 at 7pm. There will be refreshments afterwards


Bridge Club - The winners of the session on Monday, June 19 were Bob and Gladys Thompson with 66.7 per cent. In second place were Audrey Shaw and Angela Smith with 62.7 per cent.


Domino drives - The next domino drive in the village hall to raise funds for the hall is on Wednesday, July 5 at 7.30pm. It is £1.50 to play and includes tea and biscuits. There will also be a domino drive on Saturday, July 29.


Middleton Aislaby & Wrelton - The handbell ringing group from Lockton joined members for the June meeting. They outlined the history of handbell ringing and demonstrated their skills. Members also attempted to ring the bells. The next meeting is on Wednesday, July 5 at 7.15pm in Middleton Village Hall when Julie Ryan will talk about International Rescue. New members are always welcome to join the branch which, as well as holding monthly meetings and occasional outings, has craft, walking and book clubs. Phone 01751 470127.

Thornton-le-Dale - In place of the usual meeting, 22 members enjoyed lunch at Walkers in East Ayton, followed by a visit to Jackson’s Wold Garden on Tuesday, June 13. Members enjoyed the many aspects of the garden, including the tea room, and several plants were purchased. One of the branch’s teams came joint second in the WI quiz at the end of May. The team comprised Ruth Ainscough, Wendy Hutchinson, Yvonne Bennett and Betty Walker. Several members enjoyed a walk along part of the Wolds Way on Friday, June 9 with lunch at Scampston Bakery. Anthea Firth will be leading a willow weaving class for members on Friday. The next branch meeting will be on Tuesday, July 11 in the village hall for some traditional games and a boules match. Other local WIs have been invited and guests welcome.


Wombleton - Nineteen members attended the meeting on Tuesday, June 20 and 16 signed up to go to on a trip to Cayton Glass. Volunteers were requested for stewarding the YCA tent at Ryedale Show. A visit to the Jeff Andrews collection in Pickering has been planned for August. He has amassed a fascinating collection of curios and machinery during many years. After drawing the raffle, the committee served the annual strawberry supper, consisting of strawberries, cream, ice cream, scones, sponge cake and cheesecake. The next meeting will be in the village hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday, July 18.


There were 253 entries at the Yorkshire Pelargonium & Geranium Society annual show at Hunmanby Community Centre.

TROPHY WINNERS Yorkshire Pelargonium Trophy (scented leaf): Mr and Mrs Connah Yorkshire Pelargonium Trophy (one plant regal): Ken Abel Yorkshire Pelargonium Trophy (dwarf angel): Ken Abel Yorkshire Pelargonium Trophy (one plant angel): Ken Abel R & J Ward Cup (dwarf stellar): Peter Gardner Dennis Waines Trophy (one plant, basic stellar): Ken Abel Roanne Nurseries Trophy (one plant grown as standard): Mr and Mrs Bellington David Edmond Trophy (scented leaf): Mr and Mrs Bevington Parker Trophy (3 bears): Ray and June Harland Ray & June Harland Trophy (best regal): Ken Abel Ron Ward Cup (golden angel): Ken Abel Joan Wood Trophy (two pots zonal): Ken Abel Yorkshire Pelargonium Trophy (ivy leaf variety): Mick Collins Joyce Strickland Memorial Trophy (bronzed leaf): Mick Punter Norman Wood Memorial Trophy (pyramid or fan): Peter Bendall Firtrees Nursery (one hanging pot): Mr and Mrs Bevington Ruth Parker Trophy (hardy geranium): Brian Boyes Ron and Maureen Ward Trophy (best miniature zonal in show): Ken Abel Victoria Farm Garden Centre Trophy (best stellar): Ken Abel The Boro Cup (most points by a local resident) Ray and June Harland Yorkshire Pelargonium & Geranium Society Trophy (best exhibit in the beginners’ classes): Mr and Mrs Connah Yorkshire Pelargonium Trophy (best exhibit in members classes): Ken Abel The Fifties Trophy (presented by Mr and Mrs Fred Ward for best exhibit in the fifties classes): Ray Plumb The Yorkshire Pelargonium Trophy (best exhibit in the open classes): Ken Abel President Cup (for most points in show): Ken Abel Yorkhire Pelargonium Trophy Society Shield (best exhibit in the show: Ken Abel The People’s Choice Trophy (favourite plant voted by the public): Mr and Mrs Bevington. 

CLASS RESULTS Members classes Regal 6": Ken Abel Regal 4½": Ken Abel Basic green leaf zonal 6": Ken Abel Angel grown as a dwarf: Mick Collins Angel 6": Ken Abel Miniature single cultivar: Ken Abel Miniature cultivar: Mr and Mrs Bevington Miniature stellar: Ken Abel Dwarf zonal 4½": Ken Abel BI colour zonal: Ray Plumb Trio colour zonal 6": David Edmond Miniature BIO colour: Ray and June Harland Stellar dwarf: Peter Gardner Stellar 6": Ken Abel Plant grown as a standard: Mr and Mrs Bevington Plant scented leaf variety: Mr and Mrs Bevington Three pots class (Three Bears class) - one basic, one dwarf, one miniature: Ray and June Harland Beginners class Basic green leaf zonal 6": Mr and Mrs Connah Open classes Regal 6": Ken Abel Regal 4½": Ken Abel Basic green leaf zonal 6": Ken Abel Basic zonal single flower 6": Ray and June Harland Angel grown as a dwarf 4½": Mr and Mrs Bevington Two pots angels 6": Ken Abel Golden angel: Ken Abel Miniature single cultivar 3½: Ken Abel Minature double cultivar: Ken Abel Two pots miniature zonal: Ken Abel Stellar type: Ken Abel Specie or specie type: Ken Abel Dwarf zonal: Peter Bendall Two pots dwarf zonal: Ken Abel Three pots - 3 bears class: Peter Gardner Ivy or ivy leaf variety: Mick Collins Bronzed or golden leaf foliage: Mick Punter Pyramid pillar-espalier ring: Peter Bendall Two pots of miniature stellars: Ken Abel Any type of pelargonium not as schedule: Ken Abel Scented leaf variety 6": Peter Gardner One hanging pot any number of plants: Mr and Mrs Bevington Unique decorative type pelargonium: Ken Abel Miniature angel: Ken Abel Hardy geranium: Brian Boyes Floribunda: Ken Abel Fifty classes Basic green leaf zonal: Mick Punter Dwarf zonal: Ray Plumb Miniature zonal: Ray Plumb Dwarf stellar: Ray Plumb Scented leaf: Ray Plumb Basic regal: Ray Plumb Dwarf zonal: Ray Plumb Miniature stellar: Ron Ward Dwarf angel: Ray Plumb Scented leaf: Ray Plumb