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 show - Acklam Church will host an unofficial car show on Saturday, August 19 from 2pm to 4pm in tribute to Jim Robinson, a car enthusiast and churchwarden who died earlier this year. There will be refreshments available and a car accessories stall. Proceeds will be shared by North Grimston and Acklam churches.


Flower festival - The recent flower festival with the theme of children’s books raised a total of £1,600. St John's Parish Church and the Methodist Chapel were filled with displays depicting a wide variety of childhood favourites. From the money raised, Martin House Children’s Hospice will receive £600 with £500 going to each of the two churches for their building maintenance funds.


History walk - A village guided walk, led by Jim Hall, entitled A 12th Century Planned Village, was undertaken by a group of visitors on Sunday. It was part of the North York Moors National Park Authority’s Breath of Fresh Air scheme.

Produce show - The village hall will host the village produce show on Saturday from 2pm until 4pm.


Summer success - The annual summer event, organised by Cropton Church and held in the village hall, on Saturday, July 29, raised a total of £518.25. The many helpers and those who donated items have been thanked.

Coffee break - The village hall monthly coffee morning was held on Tuesday, August 1 when tea, coffee and cakes were served by members.


Village market - More than 250 people more attended Saturday’s market than the previous month with all 52 stalls having an excellent day. Hovingham Bowling Club served tea, coffee, bacon and sausage baps. The Hovingham Village Hall clock appeal sold 120 minutes which will go towards its electrification. Melanie Holmes, the new Community Officer for Ryedale met many of the public to tell them how she can help with any problems in their community. Community First Yorkshire were also on hand to explain to visitors, how it offers practical support to voluntary and community organisations, in the area. Quoats, who are based at a farm in Sherriff Hutton, had tasting sessions of different flavours of porridge for the visitors to comment on. The next Hovingham village market is on Saturday, September 2 from 10.30am to 1.30pm.


Camera club - Kirkbymoorside Camera Club’s first competition of the season, a creative competition for projected images, was judged by Morris Gregory, who commented on all the images. The winner was Mike Ward with City of Lincoln - Day into Night. Second was Matt Hillier with Accelerating to Christmas. Mike Ward also took third place with Whitby High Tide.

Cake stall - Kirkbymoorside support group for St Catherine’s Hospice will be having a cake stall at Towler’s Arch on Wednesday, August 16 from 9am.

Coffee morning - All Saints Church will host a coffee morning in church on Saturday to coincide with the parish pilgrimage.

Bridge club - At the latest game Pat Hainsworth and Angela Smith won North/South with 61 per cent. Mary Mortenson and Chris Baxter were runners-up on 56 per cent. East/West winners were George Goodall and Tony Ward with 65 per cent. Anne Smith and Graeme Matthew were second with 61 per cent. Play of the week went to Janet Sutor and John Mortenson.

Moorside Club & Bar - Darren Knight will be performing at the club on Saturday from 8.30pm. The live entertainment on Saturday, August 19 will be provided by Wesley.

Parish pilgrimage - The annual pilgrimage linking together all five churches in the benefice will he held on Saturday. It starts at Great Edstone at 10am with short services of worship followed by refreshments. Travelling between each church, pilgrims will make their way to Kirkbymoorside, on to Gillamoor and finally to Farndale where there will be a barbecue. The pilgrimage continues the following day to Bransdale where the journey ends with Songs of Praise at 3pm. The approximate times are –service at Edstone 10am, service at Kirkbymoorside 12.15pm, service at Gillamoor 3.15pm. service and barbecue at Farndale 7pm. On Sunday leave Monket House 12.30pm for the service at Bransdale at 3pm. People can walk some or all the way, ride, drive or just be at each church. For further details phone the Rev Mark Brosnan on 01751 431452.


Quiz - This year’s summer quiz in aid of St Gregory’s Minster, Kirkdale, and St Hilda’s Church, Beadlam is on sale at £1 per copy from either church or the many shops and other outlets in and around Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley. This year’s theme is All Creatures Great and Small. The quiz will run until mid-September, after which the winners will be drawn from all the entries received with prizes of £15, £10 and £5 for the first three all correct entries. All proceeds will go to the two churches.


Charity shop - The Ryedale Action Medical Research Committee are having a charity shop in the village hall, open daily until Monday, August 14 from 10am to 4pm each day and on Tuesday, August 15 from 10am to 1pm. It will be selling clothes, books, bric-a-brac, records, and much more.

Dementia Forward - The group meets in the village hall every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm. It is an opportunity meet new people, join in various activities, speak to a dementia advisor and enjoy refreshments provided for £3 per person. To join, phone 01904 692473.


Show time - The annual Boon Hill Show will take place on Saturday at 11am. It is in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and local charities.


Jumble sale - A jumble sale will be held at the Quakers Meeting House, 19 Castlegate, on Saturday, August 19 from 10am to 2pm. The event is in aid of the Peacemakers scheme which works with schools and young people. Entry is free of charge. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits plus a variety of stalls selling toys, ladieswear and more.

Farmer’s market - The monthly farmers’ market will take place in the Market Place on Thursday, August 17 from 8.30am onwards.

Model railway exhibition - The annual model railway Exhibition will take place in the Memorial Hall on Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20 from 10am each day, finishing at 5pm on Saturday and 4pm on Sunday. The event is organised by the Scarborough & District Railway Modellers. There will be several working lay-outs, demonstrations, refreshments and trade stands. Admission is £5 for adults and £4.50 concessions. Children under 14 are admitted free of charge if accompanied by an adult.

Super draw - Last week’s Pickering Town Football Club Weekly Super Draw was not won. The numbers were 23, 14 and 37. This week’s draw will be increased to £150. Also in this week’s draw will be the August monthly consolation prize draw for £50. To enter the draw costs £1 per week per entry. To join see any Pikes committee member or call at Dunning Butchers Shop, Bridge Street.

Summer fair - The Mickle Hill summer fair will be held on Saturday from 11am to 4pm at the Pavilion, Mickle Hill, Malton Road. There will be a variety of stalls, tombola, raffle, children’s games, a chance to look round a fire engine, refreshments and ice cream. Entry is free and the event will be held indoors if it is wet.

Ryedale Shopper - The Ryedale Shopper will be having a future trips to Thursday, August 24 to Beverley (£6), Thursday, September 7 to Harrogate (£7), Wednesday, September 20 to Northallerton (£6), Thursday, October 5 to Monks Cross, York, (£5) and Thursday, October 19 to Beverley (£6). To reserve a place, or for further details, phone 01653 699059 or 01653 698888. The pick-up points and times are as follows, Roxby Road, Thornton-le-Dale 9.15am, Eastgate/Hawthorne Lane 9.25am, Eastgate car park 9.30am, Ingsgarth 9.33am, Westgate/Manor Drive 9.35am, and finally Middleton Road/Northway 9.45am.

Quiz night - The Bay Horse, Market Place, will host a general knowledge quiz night in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance on Sunday, August 20 at 7.30pm.

Kirk Theatre - Tickets are on sale for the Elvis Tribute evening with Adam Carter at the Kirk Theatre on Saturday, August 26, and an evening of music with Stape Silver Band on Saturday, September 16. Tickets are also available for the annual wartime show ENSA – Memory Lane which will be held on Wednesday, October 11 to Sunday, October 15. For further details log on to

Fishkeepers - Ryedale Aquarist Society met at the home of members Sue and David Marshall last week to discuss the forthcoming DEFRA legislation that will cover the keeping of pets. The table show was won by Amber Barratt with a Vienese Doublesword Guppy. The next meeting of the Society will be held at the Marshalls home on Wednesday, September 6 at 7.30pm. Members held a fun day at Kirby Misperton Village Hall on Sunday, July 30 when Steve Chester gave a talk on his work at Chester Zoo Aquarium and breeding aquarium fish. Dr David Pool gave a talk on nutrition for aquarium fishes. Paul Barrow presented a fun quiz. Marc Taylor-Ollson won the mini-open show with a Cactus Catfish. Fish Science and British Fish Foods were present with trade stands. People who attended took along food for a shared lunch. A large selection of Hobbyist bred fish were available to purchase on the sale table.

Fracking meeting - The Frack Free Ryedale group will be meeting on Tuesday, August 15 from 7pm to 8.15pm at the Friends’ Meeting House, 19 Castlegate.

Children’s activities - Welcome Church will be holding a summer special on Sunday with creative space wind and waves at 3pm. Welcome Church meets every Sunday in the Mill Suite in the Memorial Hall.

Dementia Support - Pickering’s Medical Practice provides the opportunity to talk to a Dementia Support advisor in confidence between 10am and noon on the first Friday in each month. To book an appointment phone 01751 471296.

Stamps - Used postage stamps may be left at the Royal Mail Office, Thornton Road Industrial Estate, for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, from Monday to Saturday between 8am and 1.30pm.


Quiz time - After a three-way tie with Honeymooners and Sue’s Crew, Jennie’s Sunday night quiz the Fleece Inn at was won by Gary’s Team. The jackpot was won by Team @ the Bar.

Darts - On Thursdays throughout the summer the Fleece open darts competitions are being held at the Fleece Inn at 9pm. It is free to enter and players have the chance to win a gallon of ale.

Entertainment -No Mans Band, a local four-piece covers band playing rock classics are performing at the Fleece Inn on Saturday from 9.30pm. On Friday, September 1, the pub is hosting Supersleuth Productions presentation of Basil’s Return, a evening of comedy based on the BBC hit Faulty Towers. Tickets are £30, which includes a four-course dinner, are available by phoning 01944 758464.


St Martin's Church - The regular Benefice Communion service was held on Sunday at St Martin’s Church together with congregation members from St John the Baptist, East Ayton, and St John the Baptist, Cayton. The vicar, the Rev Andrew Moreland, together with the Rev Richard Firth, led the service. Andrew led an interpretation of Jesus’ parable of the pearl of great price. The parable tells of Jesus teaching that the Kingdom of God was like a very expensive piece of jewellery that could not be valued. Music for the service was offered by John for the hymns on the organ, and members of the worship band for the praise section led by Steve on keyboard, with John and Sue on guitars and Jonathan on drums. Jim and Marion were sidespersons, and Jean led the prayers. Gordon and Les assisted with the distribution of communion. After the service, the congregation had a time of fellowship with refreshments served by Clare, Julie, Janet and Trish.

Art exhibition - The Brushstrokes art group hold its annual exhibition in St Martin’s Church until Wednesday, August 16 from 10am to 4pm daily and 1pm to 4pm on Sunday. Free entry and many exhibits are available for purchase.

Open Church – This month St Martin’s Church will be open for visits or for personal prayer from 10am to noon every Saturday, 1pm to 3pm every Wednesday and from 10am to 4pm every Friday. Jan Braidley and Seamer WI offered to open the church on Fridays during August.


St Hilda’s - There will be a service on Sunday at 10.30am led by Barbara Grice. St Hilda’s Church will be hosting the local choir Allerston Aloud for an evening of music and entertainment on Friday, September 8 at 7pm. Admission will be £5 and includes refreshments.

Barbecue - There will be a barbecue at the East Riding pub from 4pm to 6pm on Sunday after the village show.

Letters draw -The letters in Sherburn FC’s weekly draw on Saturday were I P V. As there was no winner, this week’s prize fund will be £360.

Luncheon Club - Members of the Senior Citizens’ Luncheon Club will meet in the Chapel Hall on Wednesday, August 16 from 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm. The speaker will be Barbara Grice who will talk about her recent TV appearance on 15 to 1. Transport within the village can be arranged, by phoning Christine on 01944 711294.

Methodist news - The service this Sunday took the form of a Café Church and was led by the worship team. The service began with birthday greetings to Mary Dickinson and Maureen Walker. The welcomer was Kim Canterbury and Liz Aconley led the opening worship. Chris Cade read the parable of the sower. Jean Brown showed a Rose of Jericho plant which the congregation watched open up during the service. Janet Magee played the organ and also read the parable of the wheat and the weeds. A sketch, ‘the wicked, wicked weed was acted by Sandra and Chris Cade, Janet Magee, Liz Aconley, Christine Fenwick, India Heron and Kiara Heron. The service on Sunday at 10.30am will be led by Paul Midgley.


Bridge Club - The competition on Monday, July 31 was won by Margaret Lowe and Isa Eggleston with 66.7 per cent. In second place with 52.8 per cent were Margo Smith and Barbara Ewbank.