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.


Bridge club - Winners of the meeting held on Thursday, October 19 were Anne and John Prest with 68.3 per cent. Thelma Hardware and Chris Calvert with 65.8 per cent.


Church - This Sunday is a fifth Sunday in the month so there will be a joint service for the parishes of the Upper Derwent Benefice at Hutton Buscel at 10.30am. There will be no service at All Saints that day but everyone is invited to attend St Matthews, Hutton Buscel.

History Society - Brompton Local History Society will meet in the hall on Wednesday, November 1 at 7.30pm when Matthew Townend will speak on The Viking Age in Yorkshire. Those who are not regular members are able to pay for attendance on the night.

Helping Hands - This relatively new group meets on the first Wednesday of the month in the village hall between 2.30pm and 4pm. It is open to anyone who would like to do some stitch or craftwork. Completed items will be used to help charities. Experienced needlewomen are available to help and tea is available.

Post office - The outreach Post Office is still open in the village hall as usual on a Wednesday afternoon.


Charity C & W - There will be a Country and Western evening in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance at the Lion Inn, Blakey, on Friday, November 3 at 7.30pm. Music will be provided by Alf Berry. There will also be an auction and a raffle. Tickets for the evening are £6 which includes a supper. Any donations for the auction or raffle would be gratefully received. Phone Ken Wilson on 01751 433241 for further details.

Calendar - The 2018 Farndale calendar with pictures by local photographers is available from BATA Kirkbymoorside, the Feversham Arms Inn, Farndale, and the Lion Inn, Blakey. It costs £6. The calendar is sold in aid of Farndale Village Hall’s rebuilding project.


Pub quiz – There will be a quiz in aid of St Chad’s Church at the Crown Inn on Sunday, November 5 at 8.30pm. Entry is £2 and includes a sandwich supper. The prize is a voucher to spend at the Crown Inn. Phone 01751 417 343 for further details.


Give or take - Kirkbymoorside Environment Group is holding a give or take day on Sunday from 9am to noon. Goods may be delivered to the Memorial Hallthe previous day between 6pm and 8pm and from 8am on Sunday.

Bridge club - Mary Mortenson and Chris Baxter were won North/South at the latest game with 57.5 per cent. Anne Avery and George Goodall were second on 57.1 per cent. East/West winners were Margaret Ross and Tom Morton with 57 per cent. Bo and Tony Simpson were runners-up on 55.8 per cent. Play of the week went to Tony Ward and Paul Whitaker in making an outright top with a well bid 3NT game.

Book group - The Library Book Group meets on the first Monday of each month from 2pm to 3pm. For our meeting on November 6 group members are reading Birdcage Walk, a novel set in late 18th century Europe, by Helen Dunmore. Anyone who has read, or would like to read the book, are welcome to join the meeting. Phone Sheila on 07800 764753 if you require a copy of the book. On Monday, December 4, the group will be reading The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

Camera Club - Kirkbymoorside and District Camera Club met at the Moorside Bar & Club, Shaw Drive, when Alan Stopher, president of the Yorkshire Photographic Union, to which the club is affiliated, gave a talk on his photographic interests during the last 40 years. The next meeting at the Moorside Bar & Club will be the first of two open competitions will be held.

Quiz sheet – Fundraisers for St Catherine’s Hospice, Scarborough, are circulating a quiz sheet on occupations. It is available in town from Wainds, Lemon Tree fish and chips restaurant, Bridget’s and the newsagents.

Moorside Bar & Club - Lainey West will be performing at the Moorside Bar & Club on Saturday, starting at 8.30pm. There will be no bingo on Friday.


On song - An evening of singing was held in the village hall on Friday, October 20. Organised by John Woodmancey, the concert raised funds for the Anandashram Seva Trust in Puttur, Karnataka, South India. The trust was formed in 1995 by Dr Gowri Pai and is home to destitute older people. A hospice, on site, was opened in 2006 and gives palliative care to the poor. A free school completes the building complex. In addition, the trust visits isolated villages to give free eye care and dispense spectacles, taking patients who need cataract surgery to Mangalore hospital for free treatment. A programme of testing is now in schools. Jill Simpson, who is the link with India, welcomed the congregation and expressed thanks to the singers. Jonathan Piercy was the soloist. Items were given by the Farndale Singers, the Newton Singers and the Thornton-le-Dale Friends. A supper was served. Jill displayed photos of the trust’s work and received the collection of £305 which she will take to India next month.


St Gregory’s Minster - There will be no service at St Gregory’s on Sunday. Instead there will be a Benefice Sung Eucharist, led by the choir of St Gregory’s, at All Saints & St James at Nunnington at 11am.


Quiz - There will be a fun quiz on Saturday, November 18 in the village hall at 7.30pm to raise funds for Lockton and Levisham Playing Field. Refreshments will be provided.


Flower club - The October meeting of Malton and District Flower Club featured a demonstration by the Bob Forbes from Ripon. Using blooms, in fashionable colours, he created a range of designs for both starters and experienced arrangers, which reflected the title All Is Safely Gathered In. Ideas for the artistic inclusion of fruit, vegetables and cereal was given.

Transport only, at £17.50, is available for the Blackpool Festive Flower and Food Show on Thursday, November 9. The next meeting is the open evening at Norton College at 7pm on Tuesday, November 21, when Craig Bullock will give a presentation called Winter. Visitors and new members are always welcome. For further information, phone Maggie Tate-Smith on 01653 698741.

Bridge club - In the second session of Malton Bridge Club’s championship pairs competition there was a good win for Madeleine Webber and Anne Avery with a score of 61.1 per cent. In joint second place, with 57.6 per cent were Philip Mason and John Hayton together with Derek Fox and Richard Hilton. Sunday sees the start of the new season’s fixtures in the Yorkshire League with Malton A hosting Leeds B and Malton B also at home against Sheffield F.

Coffee morning - The Malton group of Women’s World Day of Prayer will be holding a coffee morning at St Michael’s Church on Saturday from 10am to noon. There will also be cake and bric-a-brac stalls.


Craft & chat - There will be a craft and chat evening in the village hall on Thursday, November 2 at 7pm. Tea or coffee will be served with biscuits. The entry fee, to include refreshments, is £2.


Bridge club - The fourth session of Pickering Bridge Club’s scratch pairs competition was won by Tricia Pearce and Stan Bough with 62.50 per cent. Second were George Goodall and Anne Avery with 58.33 per cent and in third place with 56.25 per cent were Robin Ashdown and John Bramall.

Community day - There will be a community day and coffee morning in the Liberal Club, Smiddy Hill, on Saturday starting at 10am. Entry is free. It is an opportunity to meet local community groups. Yorkshire Air Ambulance will also be represented at the event.

Shoebox appeal - The annual shoebox appeal has been launched for the Pickering district. Leaflets may be found at Potter Hill Methodist Church, Reeds newsagents and the library. Completed shoeboxes may be left at the Methodist Church or 14 Willow Court, Pickering, the home of organiser Daphne Bowes. Items for the boxes include knitted hats, scarves and gloves. Money towards the transport costs is also needed.

Super draw - There was no winner in last week’s Pickering Town Football Club’s Super Draw. The numbers were 21, 30 and 15. This week’s draw will be increased to £ 25. 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.

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

Kirk Theatre - There will be bingo evening in aid of the Friends of the Theatre and Pickering Guides on Saturday. Doors open at 6.30pm with eyes down at 7pm. On Thursday, November 2 there will be a performance by the Thornton-le-Dale Ukeleles at 7.30pm. Doors open at 6.30pm. Tickets are available from members of the group or pay on the door on the night. Tickets are now on sale for A Night at the Music Hall which will be presented by Pickering Musical Society on Saturday, November 18 at 7.30pm.

Domino drives - Pickering Cricket Club are holding a domino drive in aid of club funds on Monday, October 30 at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane, starting at 7.30pm. Pickering Outdoor Bowls Club will be having a domino drive at the Recreation Club on Friday, November 10 at 7.30pm.

Ryedale Shopper - Next month’s Ryedale Shopper trips are Thursday, November 2 to the York Designer Outlet, price £5; Thursday, November 16 Monks Cross, York, price £5 and Wednesday, November 29 to Northallerton price £6. There will be a trip to the York Christmas Market on Thursday, December 14. to the York Christmas Markets, price £5. Phone 01653 699059 or 698888 for further details.

History day - The Pickering branch of the WEA will present a history day school on the Norman Conquest of Yorkshire with tutor Dr Robert Wright on Saturday, in the Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, from 10am to 4pm. There will be a £25 fee.

Tribute night - Tickets are on sale for tribute night The Great Pretender at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane, on Saturday, November 4 at 7.30pm when Steve Littlewood will perform the songs of Freddie Mercury. Tickets cost £17.50 which also includes supper and are available from the Recreation Club phone 01751 473317 or from Dunning’s Butchers, Bridge Street, phone 01751 472627.

PEEMS - A meeting of the Pickering Experimental Engineering and Model Society will be held on Wednesday, November 1 in the WRVS Hungate Centre, at 7pm. Guests, visitors, and any new member wishing to join are invited to attend.

Dementia support - There is an opportunity to talk to a Dementia Support advisor between 10am and noon at the Pickering Medical Practice, Southgate, on the first Friday in the month. The next session will take place on Friday, November 3.


Ladies Guild - Fourteen members were present at the October meeting of Rillington and District Ladies Guild held in Woodlands Community Centre. Elizabeth Saint introduced Christine Pietrowski, a volunteer and part of the education team at the Yorkshire Arboretum. Her talk and slides covered all aspects of the arboretum, from its inception to the present time with the emphasis on conservation and education. Valerie Gilbert thanked Christine for her talk. Judy Duke sold tickets for the raffle. The evening's hostesses were Babs Buckley and Sue Butler. The November meeting will be a members evening, not as published in the programme.

Quiz - Six teams playing for £40 in prize money took part in Jenn’s Mega Quiz in the Fleece Inn. The winners with 55 points were Gary’s Team. Second were The Who and third Honeymooners. The £15 jackpot was won by Sue’s Crew. Jenni’s Sunday night quiz was won by Honeymooners and Mike.

Halloween party - The Fleece Inn is hosting a children’s Halloween party from 5pm to 7pm on Saturday. It will include party games, a fancy dress competition and music from DJ Lynne. Admission is free.


Heritage talk - Nigel Copsey will give a talk called After Capability Brown at the Heritage and Learning Centre in Scampston Conservatory on Thursday, November 2, 7pm for 7.30pm. He will tell the story of the local craftsmen who were involved in the implementation of the Brownian plans for Scampston parkland and buildings. Admission is £7.50 and includes a glass of wine or soft drink.


Methodists - The service on Sunday was taken by Rev Kevin Ridd. The organist was Doreen Lawson, the vestry steward was Bob Jackman and the welcomer was Margaret Neave, who also received the offering. Bible readings were given by Eileen Burn, who read from Exodus, and Margaret Neave, who read from Matthew’s gospel. In his sermon, Rev Ridd said that we seem to be living in a ‘What’s in it for me’ world where money and possessions are the most important things but loving God and other people is forgotten. He people should endeavour to make the world a better place for all the peoples of the world. Holy Communion was observed during the service. There is no service at the chapel next Sunday but chapel members have been invited to attend the 10.30am service at Westborough church, Scarborough.

St Martin’s - The vicar, the Rev Andrew Moreland presided and preached at the 9.30am service of Holy Communion. He based his sermon on the questioning of Jesus as to his allegiance to the emperor or to God with a challenge about paying taxes. Andrew concentrated on the reply of Jesus that taxes should be paid for what was owed to the emperor and also to give to God what was demanded of everyone. Dot Francis and Gisa Moore were the sidespersons, Edna Burton accompanied the hymns on the piano. Janet Lamb and Elizabeth Chapman served refreshments. The modern communion service at 11am was led by John Wells, a reader from St Mary’s with Holy Apostles. He preached on Jesus’s answer to the trick question the authorities asked him about paying taxes to Caesar. The Rev Moreland presided at communion and John Wells assisted. John Haslam gave the reading and Elizabeth Moreland led the intercessions. The sung worship was led by John Grice with Richard Fuller and Sue Grice.


Letters draw - There was no winner in Sherburn FC’s prize draw on Saturday. The letters were B, K and S. Next week’s prize fund will be £120.

Community Club - Live music will be provided by Feedback at the Community & Sports Club on Saturday from 9pm. There will be a late bar.

Methodist news - The Bible Fellowship met under the leadership of Mary Dickinson and looked at the promises in the Bible that Jesus gives to his people. The coffee morning hostess was Liz Aconley and donations for coffee are to be given to the Christmas Shoebox appeal. The Sunday morning service was led by the worship team. The welcomer was Kim Canterbury. Music was provided by Robin on guitar and Chris on the organ. The audio-visual equipment was operated by Christine Fenwick. Opening prayers were by Liz Aconley, who also narrated the Bible story shown on the screen about whether we should pay taxes to Caesar. Sandra Cade gave everyone a coin to focus on for prayers of intercession. The coins were later put in a pot for Water Aid. After the blessing refreshments were shared in the hall. The service on Sunday at 10.30am will be led by the Rev Pam Ward.

Luncheon Club - Members of the Senior Citizen’s Luncheon Club enjoyed a lunch which was followed by an anagram quiz. Congratulations were given to Heather on being awarded a Grandparent of the Year award at Scarborough Spa after being nominated by her daughter. Members were saddened to hear of the death of Audrey Clark who had been a regular at the club until she became to infirm to attend. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, November 15, meeting from 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm. Transport within the village can be arranged by phoning Christine on 01944 711294.


Music and song - Sinnington People’s Guild had a rousing start to their 2017-2018 season on Tuesday, October 17. Conducted by Emma Smailes, Kirkbymoorside Community Band gave a programme of popular band music. The Northern Ryedale Singers, under the musical direction of Clare Haynes, delighted the congregation with their variety of songs. The band accompanied two congregational hymns. All were welcomed and thanked by the president Jill Simpson. Supper was served and the collection for Guild funds totalled £146.20. The next meeting is on Tuesday, October 31 at 7.15pm when the Rev Francis Loftus will give an illustrated talk on Sylvia Wright - a modern day missionary.


Bridge club - The meeting on Monday, October 16 was won by Margaret Lowe and Isa Eggleston with 65.5 per cent. In second place with 60.7 per cent were Barry Smith and Bob Wardell.


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 includes tea and biscuits. Another domino drive is planned for Wednesday, November 4.

Jumble sale - Money raised from a jumble sale in the village hall on Saturday from 10am to noon will go towards village hall funds.


Helmsley - The Helmsley branch met on in the North York Moors National Park Authority headquarters on Thursday, September 28. Twenty-two members and one guest were welcomed by the president, Val Arnold, after which minutes were read and notices given. The speaker was Angus Ashworth from Ryedale Auctioneers. After a brief talk about his career in the business, he conducted an auction of items donated by members which proved to be a hilarious and profitable experience. Refreshments were served by Penny Avison and Jean Dickinson.

Marton & Normanby - The September meeting was opened by the president Jean Bell, who welcomed 23 visitors from Middleton WI and local songwriter and singer David Swann, who entertained with his music during an interactive meeting. After supper notices were read out. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 1 at 7pm and will be a craft session led by two members.

Thornton-le-Dale - The president welcomed members and guests from Lockton & Levisham and Middleton, Aislaby & Wrelton WIs to the annual harvest auction and supper. Birthday cards were presented to Betty Walker, Wendy Scoble, Hazel Flinton and Joyce Pick. A card from Betty Walker was read to members thanking them for their good wishes while she was in hospital. Tickets have been booked for the tour of York Minster and names were taken for the carol service and Christmas party. Members attending the Father Christmas needle felting class on Thursday were reminded of the times and venue. The Poppies on The Green initiative is making excellent progress with several members knitting and crocheting poppies which will be displayed for Remembrance Day. The auction was well supported with home-made produce, fruit, cakes, pate and sausages and meringues. Bidding was fierce for many items and Paul Carter, the auctioneer, made the evening fun for everyone. Free Moorsbags, provided by Bridget Eldridge and Carol Rynehart, were given to purchasers. After the auction, supper was enjoyed. Refreshments were served by Karen Hyatt, Wendy Hutchinson and Pauline Closier, with the help of other committee members. Everyone was thanked for their donations for the auction and supper - in addition to purchasing from the auction. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 14, when Colin Culley speak about an Arctic expedition. Guests will be made welcome.


Rillington and District - Twelve members and 14 guests were present at the October meeting of Rillington and District Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association, held in the village hall. The speaker was Jeff Andrews, accompanied by his wife Nicola. Jeff has spent much of his working life as a lorry driver travelling around this country and abroad carrying diverse cargos from animals belonging to Flamingo Park Zoo (as it was known then) to pieces of valuable Chippendale furniture. Jeff also had with him a number of curios from his museum which were demonstrated by Nicola. Barbara Grice thanked them for an entertaining evening. The Mell supper followed and the raffle was drawn. Marjorie Grice reported on the North Riding harvest festival held at Helmsley. Members voted to hold the Christmas dinner at the Fleece Inn.