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.


Coffee morning - The village’s Macmillan coffee morning will be held in the village hall from 10am until noon on Friday, September 29.

Art classes - Oil painting classes with John Creighton resume on Monday, September 11, from 7pm until 9pm.


Macmillan event - This year, instead of the annual Macmillan coffee morning, an afternoon event called Cuppa and a Cake will be held in the village hall on Tuesday, September 12, from 2.30pm to 4pm. There will be a cake stall and a raffle so if anyone is willing to bake a cake or donate a raffle prize, phone Anne Tidd on 01723 859551.

Church - The service this Sunday is Matins at 11am and will be conducted by Dr Don Jones. The harvest festival service is on Sunday, September 23 and starts with the church service at 6pm. All gifts will go to The Rainbow Centre in Scarborough which serves food to those in need around the area of St Mary's Church. After the harvest service, there will be supper in the village hall for which there is no charge but donations are welcomed. It is open to everyone in the community.


Bridge Club - The competition held on Thursday, August 31 was won by Jane Bartlett and Thelma Hardware with 60.7 per cent. Second were Sylvia Roberts and Sylvia Haines with 58.9 per cent.


Duck race - The Helmsley branch of the RNLI held a duck race on the beck which raised £669.


Market - The monthly village market was held last Saturday in glorious sunshine and attracted lots of visitors. Five of the food stalls sold out completely and two of the non-food stalls had their best market ever. Josh Finn, the busker, was in fine voice and St Michael’s Church did well selling stockings and sweat shirts for the church funds. Age UK saw plenty of people and spread the word about all the work they do. The cafe raised money for the maintenance of Hovingham Playground. The next market will be on Saturday, October 7.

KIRKBYMOORSIDE Repair Café - Kirkbymoorside environment Group’s first Repair Café event will take place on Saturday, September 23 in the Moorside Room from noon until 4pm. Visitors can take their broken items and skilled volunteers will do their best to repair them free of charge. Computer, electrical, household, toys, tools, clothing mending and alterations, general minor repairs and untangling knitting can all be tackled. If anyone has something unusual to be fixed please get in touch a few days before the event with symptoms and photos, otherwise just turn up. For further details email or phone 01751 430907.

Study group - The new Kirkdale Study Group, to be based in Beadlam and Nawton, should help anyone who would enjoy working together on the historical and literary heritage of the area between Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley. For more information, phone John Dean 01439 771639.

Coffee morning - The Kirkbymoorside support group for St Catherine’s Hospice will hold a coffee morning on Wednesday, September 13, from 9.30am to noon in the Moorside Room.

Tractor run - The 12th JMK Memorial Tractor Run takes place on Sunday. Entry and sponsor forms are available from Malcolm Simpson, phone 01751 432645. It is in aid of Kirkbymoorside support group for Marie Curie. If you wish to give a donation, phone 01751 431160.

Manor Close – There will be a domino drive at the centre on Wednesday, September 13 at 7.30pm.

Julian Prayer Group - Members will meet in St Chad’s Church on Tuesday, September 12 at 6.30pm.

All Saints - The summer fair raised £891 towards church funds. Phil Thomas from the Diocese gave a talk about the history of All Saints. The event was well attended and the evening finished with light refreshments. The next fundraiser will be a cake stall at Towlers’ Arch on Wednesday, September 20. Members of the junior church resume their activities after the summer holiday break.

Bridge club - At the latest game Cynthia Metcalfe and Peter Small were first at North/South with 56 per cent. Pat Hainsworth and Angela Smith were second with 52 per cent. Bo and Tony Simpson were clear winners at East West with 70 per cent. Gill and Trevor Hardcastle were runners-up with 58 per cent. At the previous meeting North/South winners were Clarissa Napier and Christine Brett with 66 per cent. Sue Pearson and Steve Lonsdale were second on 57 per cent. East/West was won by Kathrine and Eddie Coward with 65 per cent. Bo and Tony Simpson were runners-up on 64 per cent. Play of the week went to Margaret Ross and Tom Morton. Players of all levels are welcome to join the club. For further information, phone Chris Baxter on 07972 361797.


Village show - Leavening Show will be held on Saturday from 2.30pm. There will be various stalls and refreshments. 


Produce show – Marton & Normanby Annual Produce Show was held on August Bank Holiday in the Village Hall. It also incorporated the two villages’ summer fair. The produce show had double the amount of entries from last year. It was organised by Peter Mansfield and his team of stewards, judges and helpers. Award winners were Mary Sellars Rose Bowl (single rose) - Gill Broadbent, Jubilee Footpath Cup (most points classes 1-17) - Keith Dowell, Tom Tyler Cup (most tomato points) - Philip Bell, Southhill Trophy (best entry classes 30-34) - Peter Illingworth, Smith Shield (child with highest points) – three joint winners, Ronan Hurst, Olivia Dennison and Emma Gospel. Gwen Holmes Trophy (best entry in classes 24, 25 and 27) Sarah Bell (sponge cake).

AGM - Marton and Normanby Gardening Club’s first meeting of the new season will start at 7.30pm in the village hall on Tuesday, September 12. It is also the annual general meeting when election of officers will take place. There will be discussions about the successful produce show and the programme for 2017/18.


Lacemakers - There will be a meeting of the Pickering Lacemakers in the village hall on Saturday, September 16, from 10am to 3pm.

Dementia help - Dementia Forward holds weekly welcome meetings on Wednesdays from 1pm to 3pm in the village hall to meet new friends, join in various activities, and speak to a dementia advisor. To join, phone 01904 692473.


Flu jabs - Telephone lines are now open to book a flu clinic appointment at the Medical Centre. The clinics will be held on Thursday September 28, and Thursday, October 19 from 8.30am to noon and from 2pm to 5.30pm. To make an appointment, phone 01751 471296 and select option two.

Winners - Last week’s Pickering Town Football Club’s Weekly Super Draw was won by Joan Appleyard and Ann Smurthwaite, both of Pickering. They will share the prize of £375. The winning numbers were 38, 8 and 26. This week’s draw will be for £75. The September £50 consolation prize draw will also be made this week. 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.

Tuesday Group - The first meeting of the new season of the Pickering Methodist Tuesday Group will be a beetle drive and supper at Potter Hill Methodist Church on Tuesday, September 12 at 7.30pm. New members and guests will be made most welcome.

Tribute night - The unofficial Peter Kay tribute performer Lee Lard will be appearing live at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane, on Saturday, September 16 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15 which also includes a pie and peas supper. Tickets are available by phoning the Recreation Club on 01751 473317, Dunning Butchers in Bridge Street, and Television House in the Market Place. All profits from the show will be shared by Pickering Town Football Club and Pickering Cricket Club.

Quiz -The Bay Horse, Market Place, will host a general knowledge quiz in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance on Sunday, September 17, at 7.30pm.

Domino drive - Pickering Town Football Club will hold a domino drive on at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane, on Friday, September 29 at 7.30pm.

Kirk Theatre - Tickets are on sale for 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 Fitness classes - Fitness and Pilates classes run by Wendy Harding in the Pickering area restart on Monday, September 11. All the classes are the same with Cedarbarn classes remain the same until the end of this month. Anyone wishing to stop attending is asked to let Wendy know so somebody else can attend from the waiting list.

Farmers’ market - The farmers’ market will be held in the Market Place, on Thursday, September 21 from 8.30am.

War weekend - This year’s 1940s War Weekend will take place from Friday, October 13 to Sunday, October 15.

Hardy Plant Group - The first meeting of the autumn programme for the Hardy Plant Group of the Pickering Horticultural Society will take place in the Memorial Hall on Thursday, September 21, at 7.30pm.


Musical evening - A musical evening with the Longton family from Bentham will be held at the Methodist Church on Saturday at 7.30pm. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.


Quiz time - Mike Williams is hosting a fundraising quiz for Heslerton Junior Football Club in the Fleece Inn at 8pm on Friday, September 22. Entry is £10 per team of four and includes a hot supper. Entry forms must be submitted to Mike at either 30 Low Moorgate, Rillington, phone 01944 758200 or Castle News, Castlegate, Malton, no later than Friday, September 8. Jennie is hosting a general knowledge quiz in the Fleece Inn on Friday with cash prizes and jackpot. Entry £2 per person includes a hot supper. Sue’s Crew were the winners of Jennie’s Sunday night quiz with another roll over for the jackpot. Six teams playing for £50 took part in Jennie’s quiz the previous Friday. The winners with 53 points were Honeymooners. After a tie break for second place Sue's Crew came second with Team @ the Bar third.


St Martin’s Church - The Rev Richard Firth presided and preached at the 9.30am service of BCP Holy Communion. He used both the gospel and epistle readings to illustrate what Jesus meant by his followers taking up his Cross if they are to follow him. Edna Burton read one of the scriptures and also accompanied the hymns on the piano. Jim Baird assisted with the distribution of communion, and Carol Beswick and Enid Plevey were sidespersons. Clare Firth served refreshments. The 11am service of modern worship was led by reader Judith Dean. She also preached from Matthew's gospel about what it means to follow Jesus. Liz Cremer led the intercessions and Tim Cremer read. The sung worship was led by Steve Raettig (keyboard) with Becky Cremer (vocals), John and Sue Grice (guitar and bass) and John Taylor (drums). Jenny and Duncan Bland ran the Sunday Club, Elizabeth Bradley was the sidesperson and Andrea Raettig served refreshments after the service.

Harvest service - The St Martin’s Church harvest service will be held on Sunday September at Irton Garden Centre starting at 9.30am. It will be a service of praise and thanksgiving led by the vicar. Bruce Clark will lead the talk and activities. People attending can take harvest gifts to the garden centre. Any items donated will be used to support local Scarborough charities. The other services that day in St Martin’s will be a said service of Holy Communion at 8.30am and Word and Worship at 7pm.


Macmillan coffee morning - The village’s Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning will be held on Friday, September 29, from 10am to noon. There will be a tombola, prize draw, cakes and stalls.

Messy Church - There will be a session of Messy Church in the chapel on Saturday when youngsters will be building a castle or tower and learn about how God is a strong tower. Meet for tea at 4.45pm.

St Hilda’s Church – The church will be hosting Allerston Aloud choir for an evening of music and entertainment on Friday at 7pm. Admission will be £5 to include refreshments. The next service will be morning worship on Sunday at 10.30am.

Methodist News - The Holy Communion service was led by the Rev Mary Jackman. The welcomer was Christine Pickard and the reader from Mark’s Gospel of the Parable of the Mustard Seed was Liz Aconley. The organist was Chris Cade and the audio-visual equipment was operated by Luke Heron. Rev Mary spoke of how people must grow the seeds of the Gospel that we are given and how great things can grow from small beginnings. After worship refreshments were enjoyed in the hall. The service on Sunday at 10.30am will be led by Laura McGarry.


The village produce show is being held in the village hall on Saturday, September 16. Schedules are available at the Farm Shop and must be in to Trudy Carr by 8pm on Wednesday, September 13. The show opens to the public at 2pm. Entry is free, but donations will be welcome. New classes have been added in the sections for photography, flowers, vegetables and home produce. All parishioners from Slingsby. Fryton and South Holme are welcome to enter. Huge pumpkins and marrows are a special feature of the show as well as a lot of entries from the children aided and encouraged by Slingsby Primary School. There is also a raffle. For more details, phone the show secretary Trudy Carr on 91653 628302.

Action for Children - Members of Slingsby Methodist Church organised a walk and afternoon tea on Saturday which raised more than £200 for Action for Children. A good crowd of people came and were offered a choice of two walks, one a longer one walking south up the Howardian Hills to Slingsby Wood and then back down to the village. A shorter walk was also planned for those who wanted an easier walk which went across the fields to Fryton then back along the old railway line to Slingsby. Tea was enjoyed after the walk.


Flu jabs - Telephone lines are now open to book a flu clinic appointment at the village hall on Tuesday, October 3 from 9am to noon. To make an appointment, phone 01751 471296 and select option two.


Clothes sale - There will be a stock clearance sale of ladies’ clothes in the cricket pavilion between 11am and 3pm on Saturday, September 9. There will be ladies wear on sale of assorted sizes 8 to 22, with styles for most ages, 14 upwards. Payment can be by cash or cheque. Tea, coffee and home baking will be available and sold in aid of the cricket club to help with the installation of the internet.


Appleton-le-Moors - There may be no monthly meeting in August but members of the branch have not been resting on their laurels. The month began with a Ryedale Show celebratory meal at the Gi Sukawaka restaurant at Canadian Fields. Members took a trip to Ampleforth Plus for a tour of the social enterprise, a demonstration of chocolate making and tasting some of the of the Belgian chocolates before having tea and cake at Ampleforth Abbey tea room. Members also went on the annual trip to Esk Valley Theatre to see Larkin with Women, a play about Hull poet, novelist and librarian, Philip Larkin, and the three ladies in his life. Some members stayed after the performance for a question and answer session with the director and cast. Several of the audience had personal memories of Larkin and his women. Members were joined at the theatre by an honorary member for the night, president Gill Humphreys’ father, Ken. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 27 for the return of the Hinderwell Concert Party. Anyone wishing to join the branch should get in touch with Gill. More details are available in the Gazette & Herald’s What's On listings or on the branch website

Sherburn Village Show

Vegetable Section 3 Red Onions with 3 inch tops from sets: John Holtby 3 White Onions with 3 inch tops from sets: John Holtby 3 Onions from seeds: John Holtby Heaviest Onion- top trimmed to 6 inches: Graham Robinson A Bulb of Garlic: Denis Brown 3 Carrots - 3 inch tops: Trev Pickard Longest carrot - top trimmed 6 inches: Denis Brown 3 Broad beans in pod: Col Pickard 3 Runner beans: Denis Brown Longest runner bean: Col Pickard 6 pods of peas on a plate: Col Pickard 1 Sweet pepper any colour with stalk: Norman Lickes 1 Chilli pepper: Maxine Rackham 3 Courgettes with flower on: Col Pickard 3 Red Tomatoes: Fred Husband 3 Yellow Tomatoes: Denis Brown 3 Green Tomatoes: Col Pickard 3 Beef Steak Tomatoes: Norman Lickes Heaviest Tomato: Col Pickard A Truss of Cherry Tomatoes: Maxine Rackham 3 Beetroots - 3 inch tops: John Holtby 1 Vegetable marrow: Malc Holder 1 Vegetable and 1 Flower: Marion Cockrem 1 Cucumber: Malc Holder Longest Cucumber: Fred Newlove Any Other Vegetable: Fred Husband Mishapen Vegetable: Graham Robinson Fruit Section 3 Eating Apples: Barbara Grice 3 Cooking Apples: John Ruston 6 Raspberries: Marion Cockrem 6 Brambles: Maxine Rackham Flower Section A Button hole for show day: Maxine Rackham A Flower arrangement for a table max height 12": San Holder 6 Sweet Peas - any variety: Malc Holder 6 Sweet Peas - all one variety: Col Pickard 1 Scented Rose: Lynda Prest 3 Perennials in a vase: Denis Brown 3 Annuals in a vase: Denis Brown 3 Dahlias same variety: Richard Cockrem Gladioli 1 spike: Col Pickard Pot Plant Section House plant (Flower): Jason Peel House plant (Foliage): Jason Peel 1 Succulent Plant: Jean Brown A Garden container: Denis Brown A Hanging basket: Col Pickard Handicraft Section An item of cross stitch: Angela Holdsworth A hand knitted item: Maureen Metcalfe A hand crocheted item: Maureen Metcalfe A greeting card: Angela Holdsworth A child’s toy: Barbara Grice A cushion in any medium: Maureen Metcalfe A patchwork item: Maureen Metcalfe A piece of home dress making: Maureen Metcalfe A Bookmark: Barbara Grice Photography Section My pet Mike Suggitt Weather Steve Prest Wildlife Pete Mattinson A View of Sherburn Steve Prest Pre school children only - Flower Painting: Sapphire Frost Children's Section Under Ten A painting/drawing of a countryside scene: Eleanor Kirby A miniature garden in standard seed tray: Eleanor Kirby A animal made from fruit/vegetable: Eleanor Kirby A Bookmark: Alice Rushton Home Produce Section A classic Victoria sponge cake: Richard Cockrem A cake made by a man: Richard Cockrem 4 Fruit scones: Richard Cockrem 4 Cheese scones: Barbara Grice A Savory Flan: Maureen Metcalfe 4 Cup Cakes: Marion Cockrem The Sherburn fruit loaf: Judith Rushton A jar of jam any flavour: Marion Cockrem A jar of lemon curd: Barbara Grice 1 bottle of home-made flavoured spirit: Denis Brown The Biggest Sunflower Head: Denis Brown Potato Challenge White Biggest Individual potato: Col Pickard 15oz Red Biggest Individual potato: Kev Haldenby 3lb 5oz White Heaviest Crop: Denis Brown 15lb 1oz Red Heaviest Crop: Fred Newlove 20lb White Crop with the most potatoes: Fred Newlove 44 Red Crop with the most potatoes: Fred Newlove 33 Steve Walker Cup for most Points: Joint 50 Points each Col Pickard and Denis Brown Sherburn Parish Council Cup for best exhibit in Handicraft Section: Maureen Metcalfe East Riding Pub Award for the Biggest Individual Potato: Kev Haldenby