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.


Macmillan fundraiser - The Cuppa and Cake event organised by Anne Tidd raised £281.20 for Macmillan Nurse Cancer Care.

Church - The harvest festival and supper were well attended. At the service, Pat Wood explained how the Rainbow Centre in Scarborough makes use of donations for those in need. A retiring collection for the centre raised £120. The gifts the children of Brompton and Sawdon Community Primary School bring for their harvest celebration in church on Monday, October 4 will also be taken to the centre. People are welcome to leave produce, including tinned goods, in All Saints Church which is open during daytime hours. Donations at the supper, which was provided by members of the church, raised more than £100 for church Funds.

Community lunch - The Village Ventures community lunch was held last Wednesday and attracted almost a full house. The meal was provided by Lynne Heaton’s catering team. The next lunch will be held on Wednesday, October 18.

Parish council - The next meeting of the parish council will take place on Monday, October 16 in Sawdon Village Hall at 7.30pm.


Bridge Club - The meeting on Thursday, September 21 was won by Thelma Hardware with 62.3 per cent. Second were Michael and Val Allen with 58.6 per cent.


Concert - Malton Male Voice Choir with conductor Vivien Wilcock return to the village hall on Friday, October 6 at 7.30pm. They will be joined by Rachel Anderson. Admission is £4 at the door and includes tea and biscuits. There will be a raffle.

Coffee mornings - The September coffee morning was well attended. The next one will be on Tuesday, October 3.


Auction sale - An auction sale will be held in the village hall on Monday, October 16 at 7pm. Cakes, produce, preserves, saleable items and raffle prizes much appreciated. Money raised will go towards grass cutting at the churchyard and cemetery.

HELMSLEY RNLI - The Helmsley branch of the RNLI are having a fish and chips supper on Thursday, October 19 at 7.30pm at the Feathers Hotel. It includes a presentation called Out on a Shout by the retired coxswain of Whitby lifeboat, Mike Russell. Tickets cost £12 and include supper and coffee. There will be a raffle and Christmas cards and souvenirs on sale.

Travel group - The minutes of the Northern Ryedale Public Transport Group meeting held at the North York Moors National Park Authority’s headquarters in Helmsley in July are available to view in town’s Oxfam shop. Volunteers in the Transport Group will next meet in Pickering in the Memorial Hall on Tuesday, October 3 from 11am to 1pm. The connecting Helmsley 128 bus leaves the Square at 10.05am. Invitations are issued to bus and train operators, businesses and North Yorkshire County Council. The agenda for the meeting may be viewed at the Oxfam shop and library. The group’s local contact is John Dean, phone 01439 771639.


Harvest service - There will be a harvest service, led by the Rev Ben Nicholson, on Sunday at 2.15pm. The harvest festival will be on Wednesday, October 4 at 7pm. The service will be led by the Rev Jane Pickering and will be followed by an auction of produce.


Pub quiz - The Crown Inn will be hosting a quiz in aid of St Chad’s Church on Sundat at 8.30pm. Entry is £2 entry and includes a sandwich supper. The prize is a voucher to spend at the Crown Inn.


Cast your vote - Kirkbymoorside in Bloom has been shortlisted by the Skipton Building Society from 700 applicants to receive a Grassroots Giving award. To ensure that the award is received, the In Bloom group needs votes. There are more than 350 groups shortlisted and the164 groups with the highest number of votes will each win £500. Go to and click on Grassroots Giving 2017, then click on 2017 shortlisted groups, and finally click on the map of Yorkshire and the Humber and number 36. People can also vote on @ or Votes can also be cast in your nearest Skipton Building Society branch in Malton or Scarborough if you prefer. Voting is now open, and will close on Friday, October 13.

Bridge club - At the game played on Tuesday, September 19, North/South winners were Mary Mortenson and Chris Baxter with 69.3 per cent. Judith O'Donnell and David Whitehead were runners-up with 51.7 per cent. At East/West, Bo and Tony Simpson continued their good run of form in top spot with 61.3 per cent. Gill and Trevor Hardcastle were second with 57.7 per cent. A 31-point grand slam in spades earned play of the week for North/South winners.

Camera Club - Kirkbymoorside and District Camera Club met last Thursday at the Moorside Bar and Club in Shaw Drive, and were entertained by Robert Child from Scarborough Photographic Society. He showed a number of digitally projected image sequences which he had taken in both the North Pole and South Pole, and many countries in between. The next meeting of the camera club will be on Thursday, October 5 when the Hazlehurst Competition will be held.

Antiques - The Kirkbymoorside support group for St Catherine’s will hold an evening of antiques with a difference with Edward Harrison on Friday, October 6 at the Kings Head, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Entry is £5 per person.

Amnesty International - The Kirkbymoorside group donated £50 each to York City of Sanctuary and Urban House, Wakefield, who both help refugees when they arrive in this country. The money was raised from a tea party held at Helmsley Walled Garden during in the summer. There will be a charity coffee morning at The Friends’ Meeting House, West End, on Wednesday, October 4 between 10am and noon. Jonathon Porritt will be speaking at Lady Lumley’s School, Pickering, on Thursday, October 19 at 7.30pm. The group’s next meeting is on Thursday, October 12, at a member’s home in Pickering. Barbara Hickman will collect clothes, toiletries and household goods and take them to York for distribution. Phone her on 01439 770985 if you can donate any goods.

Flower festival - All Saints Church’s flower festival will be held from Saturday, October 14 to Sunday, October 22. It will have the theme A Walk Through the Seasons. It will feature knitted and crocheted displays of the flora and fauna of spring, summer, autumn and winter, which have been handmade by the Kirkbymoorside Wool Crafters. Children are welcome to join the hunt for the hidden wildlife. There will be a preview evening with wine and music on Friday, October 13 at 7pm. The church will be open from 10am to 4pm. Tea and biscuits will be available.

Coffee morning - The Marie Curie coffee morning at Ryedale Garage is on Friday, October 13 from 9.30am to 12.30pm. There will be stalls selling cakes and Christmas cards as well as a tombola and raffle.

Band concert - Kirkbymoorside Brass Band will give a concert at the Citadel, Alma Parade, Scarborough, on Saturday at 7.30pm. It is a tribute to the music of the Salvation Army featuring guest soloist Paul Sharman from the International Staff Band. Tickets are free on application by emailing

On stage - Country Cousins will be performing at the Moorside Bar and Club on Saturday at 8.30pm.


Quiz - The latest quiz, All Creatures Great and Small, in aid of St Gregory’s Minster and St Hilda’s, Beadlam, sold more than 200 copies and had a record number returned. Only two entries were fully correct. The first prize went to Sarah Evans of Carmarthen and the second prize to G Evans of Llanelli. The third prize was won by Mrs J Dalby of Warthill and the extra prize by Gwen Wood of Starfitts Farm. The churches have gained more than £200 after deducting the prize money from receipts. A quiz for Christmas is planned.

Choral service - The harvest thanksgiving service at St Gregory’s Minster, will be a choral service at 4pm on Sunday, October 8. An informal supper will be shared in the church afterwards. There will be no 11am service on that Sunday and this will be the last evensong of this year.


Coffee morning - The annual MacMillan coffee morning will be held in the Methodist schoolroom on Saturday from 10am until noon. Donations of home baking will be gratefully received, just take along on the day.

Village meeting - Anyone who would like to help at the forthcoming the village activities, including Bonfire night and the Over 60s lunch, should go to the open meeting in the Jolly Farmers pub at 8.30pm on Tuesday, October 3.

Harvest festival and auction - The harvest service will be held at 2.30pm on Sunday, October 8. The collection from the service, together with the church’s share of the harvest auction proceeds, will be used to ‘twin’ the toilets to help the 2.4 billion people who don’t have somewhere safe to go to the toilet. See for details. The annual harvest auction will be on Saturday, October 14 at 8.30pm in the Jolly Farmers pub. Donations of products to auction can be taken to the pub on the day.


Flower club - At the annual general meeting of Malton and District Flower Club, Sally Goodrick, the outgoing chairman, reported that it had been another successful year with a varied programme of demonstrations, talks, trips, workshops and practice classes. Members’ expertise was demonstrated at Slingsby Church’s Flower Festival and by aiding Malton In Bloom to attain the Silver Gilt Award. A team created a design, Wish You Were Here - Thailand, in the non-competitive floral art section at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show. Providing flower arrangements for York Minster and Malton Hospital is to continue. Tea followed the awarding of trophies. Jo Smith presented a demonstration entitled Bon Voyage. The arrangements reflected some of the countries visited in the Round the World Yacht Race. Quality materials were used, including those of tropical and oriental origins. The next meeting is on Tuesday, October 17 and features a demonstration by Bob Forbes called All is Safely Gathered In. The open evening is on Tuesday, November 21when Craig Bullock will presents “Winter” at Norton College. New members and guests welcome. Phone Maggie Tate-Smith on 01653 698741 for more information.


Dialect evening - An evening of Yorkshire dialect with Adam Collier is being held by the Friends of Nawton Primary School in the village hall on Friday, October 6 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 and include a pie and peas supper. They are available from local shops, the school or phone 01439 771918. Proceeds are for school funds.

Prize bingo - The monthly prize bingo to raise funds for the village hall takes place on Saturday, October 7, in the village hall at 7.30pm.


Harvest services - The Rev Ben Nicholson will lead the Methodist chapel harvest festival service on Sunday at 6.15pm. On Tuesday, October 3 at 7pm the service led will be led by Robin Jackson with a sale of produce at close Concert - Marske Fisherman's Choir will be performing in the village on Friday, October 13 at 7.30pm. There will be refreshments during the interval.

Craft and chat - There will be a craft and chat evenings in the village hall on Thursday, October 5 and 19. They will start at 7pm. Tea, or coffee, with biscuits will also be available for £2.

Domino drive -There will be a domino drive in the village hall on Thursday, October 12 at 7.30pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available. Admission is £1.50.

Social evening - Gordon Clitheroe will present and illustrated talk called The Changing Faces of Pickering in the village hall on Thursday, October 26 at 7.30pm. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be available. Entry is £3.


Parkinson’s Support - Ryedale Parkinson’s Support Group’s first meeting of the autumn took place at Trinity Methodist Church. The speakers were members of Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team who gave an insight into their work and their involvement with other rescue groups. The next meeting is on Thursday, October 12, when Levisham and Lockton Handbell Ringers will entertain the group. Phone Gill on 07794 439356 or Sandra on 01944 758345 for further information.


Bingo night - There will be a bingo night at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane, on Saturday in aid of Pickering County Junior School and Pickering Town Football Club. Starting from 5pm the bar and food will be available before bingo, followed by a children’s disco until 9pm.

Apple weekend - The annual R V Roger Apple Weekend will take place at its plant centre in Malton Road on Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8 with tastings, juicing, an artist in residence and guidance from some top fruit experts on orchard planning, pruning, and selection. For more information log on to or email

Poppy Appeal - The Pickering and Thornton-le-Dale branch of the Royal British Legion are looking for volunteers to sell poppies in the Market Place, and at the railway station during the annual War Weekend on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday October 13, 14 and 15. Anyone who can help is asked to phone Janet Martin on 01751 474915.

Steam gala - The North Yorkshire Moors Railway will stage its annual steam gala on Saturday and Sunday.

Super draw - Last week’s Pickering Town Football Club’s Super Draw was not won. The numbers were 27, 25, and 9. This week’s draw will be increased to £225.

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

Kirk Theatre - Tickets are on sale at the box office or via the website for the annual wartime show

ENSA – Memory Lane which will be held on Wednesday, October 11 to Sunday, October 15. Tickets are also on sale for the film Their Finest which will be screened on Wednesday, October 4 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. On Saturday, October 27 there will be bingo evening in aid if the Friends of the Theatre and Pickering Guides. Doors open at 6.30pm with eyes down at 7pm.

Ryedale Shopper – Forthcoming Ryedale Shopper trips are planned for Thursday, October 5 to Monks Cross, York, price £5; Thursday, October 19 to Beverley, £6; Thursday, November 2 to Designer Outlet, Fulford, £5; Thursday, November 16 to Monks Cross, £5; Wednesday, November 29 to Northallerton, £6; Thursday, December 14 to York Christmas markets, £5. For further information phone 01653 699059 or 016553 698888.

Dementia support - Pickering Medical Practice have a dementia support Advisor in attendance on the first Friday of every month. The next visit will be on Friday, October 6 from 10am to noon. To book an appointment, phone 01751 471296, option 2.

PEEMS - There will be a meeting of the Pickering Experimental Engineering and Model Society held at the WRVS Hungate Centre on Wednesday, October 4 at 7pm.

Wartime emporium - The Memorial Hall is presenting a Wartime Emporium during the three-day War Weekend on October 13, 14, and 15 to raise money towards hall funds.

Family cinema - The new season of the family cinema at the Methodist Church began on Saturday with Beauty and the Beast. The next family cinema will be on Saturday, October 7 at 6.30pm when Ballerina will be screened. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Doors open at 6pm and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn, tuck shop, ice cream and soft drinks are for sale in the interval. For more details, phone 01751 472249.


In the picture - Photographs taken by Dr Gordon Malan and Philip Booth at Rillington and District Horticultural and Industrial Society's 94th Show can be viewed on the society’s Facebook page.

Ladies Guild - Twelve members and two guests were present at the September meeting of Rillington and District Ladies Guild held in Woodlands Community Centre. The Rev Judy Duke gave a talk called My Inheritance from the World in which she spoke about her ancestors from the 18th century to more recent years, most of whom had lived in Fridaythorpe. Jacquelyn Wood thanked Judy for her talk. The evenings hostesses were Janet Clarkson and Louise Tindall. Judy Duke sold tickets for the raffle. The October meeting will be an illustrated talk on Castle Howard Arboretum and open to non-members, either male or female, and there is no charge.

Quiz time - Nine teams playing for £66 in prize money took part in Jennie’s Mega quiz at the Fleece Inn. The winners were Mike, Fiona and Col, second were Gary’s Team and third The Who. The £16.50 jackpot was won by Mike, Fiona and Col. A consolation prize was awarded to Mari Palmer’s team. The winners of Jennie’s Sunday night quiz were Sue’s Crew. The jackpot was a rollover.


Methodists - The service on Sunday was taken by the Rev Mary Jackman. The organist was Doreen Lawson, the vestry steward was Bob Jackman, the welcomer was Margaret Harris and the offering was taken by Margaret Neave. Bible readings were given by Tina Greenley, who read from Philippians, and Mandy Clayton, who read from Matthew’s Gospel. In her sermon Rev Jackman talked about the bible readings. Holy Communion was observed during the service. The preacher this Sunday at 10.30am is Lorraine Booth.

St Martin’s - The Vicar, the Rev Andrew Moreland, presided and preached at both services of Holy Communion on Sunday. He spoke from Matthew 20 about the workers in the vineyard who worked for different lengths of time yet received the same pay. At the 9.30am traditional service the hymns were accompanied by Edna Burton. Enid Plevey read the lesson and she also served refreshments between the services with Sue Johnson. The welcomers were Elizabeth Chapman and Janet Lamb. At the 11am modern service, Elizabeth Moreland led the prayers and Val Goddard read the lesson. The sung worship was led by Steve Raettig with Tim Cremer and John Taylor. Liz Cremer ran the Sunday Club, Jo Taylor was the welcomer and Elizabeth Bradley served refreshments after the service.


Letters draw – Sherburn FC’s weekly draw on Saturday produced the letters I, K and X. There was no winner so this week’s prize fund is £120.

Community Club - There will be a session of cash prize bingo at the Community & Sports Club on Saturday. Books will be on sale from 7.15pm and eyes down at 8pm. This event is for people aged 18 and over.

Methodists - Donations at the Tuesday coffee morning continue to be given to the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Worship on Sunday was the harvest festival service led by Rev Bob Whitfield, assisted by his wife, Brenda. The children had brought people made of fruit and vegetables. As they made another with Brenda, Rev Whitfield reminded everyone about all the people that it takes to put the food on our plates. The welcomer was Christine Pickard and stewards were Jean Brown and Sandra Cade. Christine Fenwick read the Bible lesson from the book of Deuteronomy and Brenda Whitfield the story of Creation. The offertory stewards were India Heron and Jean Brown. The organist was Chris Cade and the guitarist was Robin Magowan. After worship, a lunch was held in the hall. This Sunday, the new minister, the Rev Kevin Ridd, will be welcomed to the chapel to conduct the Holy Communion service at 10.30am. Activities will be provided for the children. There will be coffee after the service to give people the opportunity to chat to Rev Ridd.


Monthly drop in - The next monthly drop in session will be held on Thursday, October 5 between 2pm and 4pm. Tea, coffee and home baking will be available by donation to help cover costs of hire of pavilion. It is an opportunity to play dominoes, cards or pool. If you have some photographs, take them and share your memories. Disabled parking and facilities are available.


Domino drive - There will be a domino drive in the village hall on Saturday at 7.30pm to raise funds for the village hall. It is £1.50 to play and tea and biscuits. Another domino drive is planned for Wednesday, October 4.

Jumble sale - Funds for the village hall will be raised at a jumble sale in the hall on Saturday, October 28 from 10am to noon.