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News from around the villages of Whitby for week starting Friday 26 July

Castleton

Dalesmen Singers

The Dalesmen Singers meet for rehearsals every Tuesday at 7.30pm in Danby Chapel – new members always welcome.

Dance class

Classes for Catherine Harland Webster school of dance at Castleton Village Hall on Fridays: pre-school children, 3.30-4pm, let’s have fun and dance and move to music; boys’ hip hop/street dance class 4-4.45pm. Contact Cath on 897761 or 07855932657 or email catherinewebster11@hotmail.co.uk

Esk Moors Caring

Esk Moors Caring is now offering a respite flat in the Upper Esk Valley. This is a newly furnished fully self-contained respite flat, bookable by the week, at Esk Moors Lodge, Castleton. Contact the Bradbury Centre for further details and bookings.

Whitby Shopper

The Whitby Shopper runs fortnightly on a Thursday from various pick up points around Danby, Castleton and Westerdale, and is a demand response service. It is available to anyone living within these areas and is not age restricted, Ring Good Neighbours on 606440 to book or for more information.

Whist drive

Whist drive in the village hall on the second Monday of every month at 1.45pm, all welcome.

Marie Curie

The Upper Eskdale Marie Curie Cancer Group invites new members to join their small but committed group. You are welcome to join as a helper or as a member of the committee. If you are interested contact Pat Keleher on (01287) 660536, Anne Smith on (01287) 660674, or any other committee member.

Coffee morning

The coffee morning from 10am-noon tomorrow, Saturday July 27, in the village hall, is in aid of Castleton, Danby and District Bowling Club funds, all welcome.

Treasure hunt

Castleton Cricket Club is holding a car treasure hunt starting from the club grounds between 6-7.30pm on Friday August 16. The cost is £5 per car and food and refreshments will be available at the finish. All welcome.

Danby

Supermobile

The Supermobile Library will be at the village hall car park on Thursday August 1 from 10.30am-12.30pm.

Heather Hopper

Heather Hopper (Esk Moors Active Ltd, www.heatherhopper.org.uk) Heather Hopper coffee and lunch trips: Heather Hopper coffee and lunch trips: Monday July 29, Castleton Tea Rooms for lunch; Tuesday July 30, coffee at Penny Claire, Dunsley.

Heather Hopper retail therapy and days out: Wednesday July 31 Woldsway Lavender Farm, Malton.

Heather Hopper concert and theatre trips: Tuesday August 27, Esk Valley Theatre, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, by Neil Simon; Saturday August 10, Time of My Life by Alan Ayckbourn.

For bookings and details of all times and prices ring 07971 268676.

Danby Village Hall

Anyone wishing to book Danby Village Hall or discuss competitive rates for hire, contact Jill on (01287) 660265 or Les on (01287) 660297.

Anybody wishing to get involved with helping at the village hall should contact Les on (01287) 660297. Looking for volunteers to help with cleaning and maintenance for a couple of hours every other month.

Botton School

The parent-child group based at Botton Village School is on Wednesdays, 2-4pm. All welcome from pregnancy onwards for crafts, songs and snacks. For more details contact Rachel Fitzpatrick on 07962 985215.

Egton

Egton Parish Hall

Egton Parish Hall is available to hire. For bookings contact Mrs J Harrison at 6 Ingham Close, Sleights on 811609. Regular events in Egton Parish Hall: Monday, 7-9pm social sequence dancing; Tuesday, 7.30pm short mat bowling, first Tuesday in each month, 7.30pm whist drive; Wednesday, social sequence dancing 2-4pm (except first Wednesday in month); first Wednesday in each month, 2pm Ladies’ Fellowship; Thursday, adult tap classes, 7.30-8.30pm; Friday, the first in each month, dancing to group music, 7pm, £2.50.

Community library

The Esk Valley Community Library is open to all members of the community on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3.15-5.15pm. There is a good range of adult and children’s books and it is held in the parish rooms at the rear of St Hedda’s School. Volunteers are always welcome to help run the library.

Egton School

Prospective parents and children are invited to contact Egton CofE Primary School to make an appointment for a personal tour and visit. This is an opportunity to see the school at work and play. Ring the school on 895369.

Flagpole

Fly the flag on the large flagpole in the village, on the playing field, for a special occasion or a special person. Contact David or Sheila Nicolls on 895610. All donations for charity.

EPRA draw

The next draw will be held at the Horseshoe, Egton Bridge, tonight at 8pm.

Ladies Group

There will be no meeting of the Ladies Group in August.

Gooseberry Show

The Egton Bridge annual event, the oldest Gooseberry Show in the world, will be held on Tuesday August 6. All are welcome to visit this popular event held in St Hedda’s School.

Village Hall Dance

The Friday night dance in the village hall raised £126 for Esk Valley Little Theatre. Everyone was thanked for their help and support. The next dance is on Friday August 2 at 7pm, admission £2.50 to include tea and biscuits. Dance group music, with all proceeds for the RNLI.

Coffee Morning

The Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Care takes place on Thursday September 26 from 10am-noon. All help will be appreciated.

Egton Playgroup

There will be a Bags to School collection at Egton Playgroup on Thursday August 1. Items wanted are: clothes, shoes, toys, handbags, curtains, bedding etc. If you would like the school to collect ring 895563. All help appreciated.

Fryup

Fryup Village Hall

To book Fryup Village Hall ring Ann Ward on 897317. The village hall is on Facebook. To keep up with news of events and to view photos, go to www.facebook.com/FryupVillageHall and click ‘like’.

Summer Walk

Fryup Village Hall Committee is holding its annual summer walk/barbecue on Sunday August 4 at a time to be arranged. The walk will start from the hall with the barbecue to follow. Bring own food, tea, coffee and cold drinks will be provided.

Glaisdale 


Esk Valley Theatre

Esk Valley Theatre presents ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ by Neil Simon at the Robinson Institute, from August 9-31. Monday to Saturdays at 7.30pm. Matinees at 2.30pm on various dates (contact the box office for details or visit www.eskvalleytheatre.co.uk)

The theatre also presents the Pocket Panto Company in 
‘Cinderella’ on Friday August 23 at 2pm.

Glaisdale Cricket Club

Anyone wishing to join Glaisdale Cricket Club 100 Club please get in touch with Rob Anscombe on 07904 687079.

Glaisdale Cricket Club is 
seeking a groundsman for this season. Any enquiries please ring Alex Burtt on 07984 856027.

Dales Folk

The next Dales Folk meeting will be today, Friday July 26, at 2pm in the Robinson Institute, when the speaker will be Wendy, her subject, The Buzz about Bees. The competition is for something begining with the letter V.

Goathland

Goathland YCA

Goathland YCA sale in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice will be held in the village hall on Tuesday August 6 from 10.30am-2pm. George Syrett, accordianist, accompanied by Sue Walker, will entertain with music and there will be various stalls including tombola, cakes, produce, books, pictures and new or nearly new stall. Donations would be appreciated for any of the above and can be left with Sarah at the vicarage, 896144. Cakes and produce can be brought to the hall from 9.30am onwards on the day. As usual, all offers of help would be appreciated. Admission £1, to include refreshments and all proceeds will go to St Catherine’s Hospice. All welcome.

Craft fair

Goathland Village Hall craft fair in the village hall from Tuesday July 30 to Thursday August 1, all welcome.

Parish Council

If you would like to receive notices, agendas, minutes of the parish council via email, contact Jenny Attridge – goathlandpc@hotmail.co.uk

200 Club

Goathland School 200 Club, for a chance to win every month while helping to raise funds for the school, contact Sue Beckton on 896022.

Goathland Village Hall

Activities in the village hall: Mondays 2-4pm badminton; Tuesdays, 2pm Art Group, 7pm Keep Fit; Wednesdays 2-4pm carpet bowls; Thursdays 6.30pm to 9.30pm junior badminton and table tennis; Fridays 6pm to 9pm Youth Group. The village hall is available for parties, functions, classes etc. For details contact Sue Beckton on 896022.

Goathland Hunt

Goathland Hunt Show is on Sunday August 25 on Egton showfield. Starting at 1.30pm, free admission. Classes for hounds, beagles, whippets, terriers, lurchers and fun dogs. Sheep dog trials and terrier racing. For details ring Liz on 810264.

Grosmont

Community Library

The community library at the Old School Coffee Shop has a new stock of books from North Yorkshire County Council’s collection. The library is open to all residents and those from surrounding villages. There is no obligation to buy coffee. Please check www.oldschoolcoffeeshop.co.uk for opening times.

Fund-raising Day

St Matthew’s Parish Church annual fund-raising day will be held on Sunday July 28 between 11am and 4pm. Refreshments will be served from 11am and the prize draw will be at 3.30pm with lots of prizes. There will also be a tombola, cake stall, competitions and table-top sales. All proceeds for church funds. There will be no service that day.

Writers’ Group

Grosmont Writers’ Group meets on Monday August 5 in the Crossing Club at 8.30pm. It is led by Antony Wootten and new members are always welcome.

Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre

Exhibition

Then and Now, an exhibition of local life in Hawsker and Stainsacre villages, is being held in All Saints’ Church on Friday August 2, 7-9pm, and on Saturday August 3 and Sunday August 4, 10.30am-5pm. Organisers would appreciate help and anything of interest to display. Contact Celia Doubleday on 880646, Jean Ward on 880739 or Mary Cummins on 601988.

Quiz night

Quiz night at the Hare and Hounds on Tuesdays, at 9.30pm. Raffle and refreshments, all welcome.

Village Hall

Hawsker Village Hall is available for all types of activities and private functions. Ring Derek on 880185. Activities in the village hall: Mondays, dog club 6-7pm; Tuesdays, (second in the month) Hawsker WI, 7.15pm; Wednesdays, carpet bowls 2.30-4.30pm, martial arts 7-9.30pm; Thursdays, dog club 6-8pm; Fridays, whist drives 7.30pm; alternate Saturdays, dominoes, at 8pm.

Hawsker WI

Hawsker WI meets in the village hall on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.15pm. New members and visitors welcome at £3, to include refreshments.

Church hire

All Saints’ Church is available for hire, £7 per hour, tea making facilities available. To book ring 601988.

School hire

Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre Primary School has a new, fully carpeted facility for hire at weekends or during the day. Kitchen facilities available with toilets (including disabled) on site. Contact the school secretary on 602772 or email admin@hawsker-cum-stainsacre.n-yorks.sch.uk

Dominoes

Dominoes in Hawsker Parish Hall tomorrow at 8pm, Saturday July 28, and every alternate week thereafter. Good prizes, refreshments, children welcome with adults.

Hinderwell

Tennis Courts

Play tennis in Hinderwell. Book courts and collect the key from Hinderwell Post Office. Adults £4 Under 16s/Students £2. The courts are behind the village hall.

Old School

St Hilda’s Old School is available for hire at £6 per hour to include use of kitchen. If your club/group/committee requires a room for meetings, coffee mornings or dominoes drives then contact Janet Lonsdale on 840038.

Village Hall

Activities in the village hall now include: Monday, Whitby Children’s Centre, 9.30-11.30am, indoor bowls 2-4pm, Bridge Club 7-9pm; Wednesday, 10am-12.30pm Craft Group; Friday, indoor bowls 2-4pm. Pay to play hourly bookings for badminton and table tennis. Ideal venue for private parties, music, theatrical performances and fund-raising events (wall and ceiling drapes available), ring 840196 to book the hall or for details.

Let’s Play

Let’s Play – free play sessions for parents/carers with children under five. Mondays during term time, Hinderwell Village Hall, 9.30-11.30am. Contact (01609) 533819 for details.

Neighbourhood Watch

The Neighbourhood Watch scheme will start in Hinderwell soon,but needs a few more volunteers to be Co-ordinators. Whitby Police set up this scheme and co-ordinators assist by receiving messages

either by telephone or e-mail. These messages are then passed onto neighbours. Coordinators can also pass on information back to the police

about incidents/issues that occur in your neighbourhood. Please contact Hinderwell Parish Office if you can assist on 841382.

Craft Workshop

There will be a free children’s fun craft workshop on Tuesday August 6 from 1-3pm in Hinderwell Village Hall. Come along and prepare your entries for the Hinderwell Show. All materials are provided. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult (please note one adult can be responsible for up to four children). Children up to 15 years of age are welcome. For details contact Janet Savage on 841289.

Parish Council

Hinderwell Parish Council has two vacancies for the Staithes Ward. Residents of the parish who would like to become a member of the council should contact the clerk Carol Barker 841 382.

The parish council is continuing to push for Vehicle Activated signs to be installed in the parish. THE police has told councillors that there are not enough speed-related accidents in the parish to qualify for the signs, so please report all accidents to the police in future.

Hinderwell Parish Council would remind all residents that if they discover a sewage leak anywhere in the parish, they should firstly ring Yorkshire Water on 0800 573 553 and secondly inform the Environment Agency on 0800 807 060 so that monitoring of the repair can take place, the council wants to ensure that all sewage leaks are repaired promptly and effectively to prevent further pollution within the parish.

The parish council has had five new noticeboards installed around the parish. They are to be used for the benefit of the community. Each board is supervised by a local councillor. Please read your local board to locate the councillor who supervises it and then you can post notices to be displayed through their letterbox.

Lealholm

Ley Hall

Bookings for the Ley Hall are now being taken by Gareth and Sally Gibbons at Lealholm Village Shop, 897310.

100 Plus Club

Lealholm CC 100 Plus Club July draw results: £20 Mr D Harland; £10 Mr and Mrs G Gibbons, Mrs MJ Thompson; Mrs J Thomas, Mr C Broadley, Mrs O Baker, Mr P Thompson.

Safari Lunch

Friends of Lealholm School will be having a safari lunch on Sunday September 29. There will be three courses with first sitting at 11.15pm and then every 45 minutes with the last sitting at 2.15pm. Adults £15, children up to 16 years £10. Drinks can be purchased with the main course. Tickets from the school on 897401.

Littlebeck

Rose Queen

Preparation are now under way for the garden fete and crowing of the Rose Queen ceremony which will take place in the grounds of the Old Mill on Tuesday August 6.

Street Angels

The coffee morning for Whitby Street Angels raised £95 and everyone is thanked for their support.

Lythe

Zumba

Zumba class in the village hall on Tuesdays, 7.30-8.30pm. Bring lots of water and wear comfortable shoes, all welcome.

Craft Group

Lythe Village Hall craft group meets on the first Monday of each month from 9.30am-noon. Bring any craft, knitting, crochet, needlework, patchwork or quilting etc, £1 charge, all welcome.

St Oswald’s Church

St Oswald’s Church will have a Flower Festival from Friday 2 to Monday August 5. There will be a preview evening on the Friday at 7pm. Tickets £5 to include wine and nibbles and an organ recital by Stephen Maltby. The church will be open from 10am-6pm with free parking. On the Saturday, there will be a cake stall and tombola and cream teas will be served each day. On the Sunday there will be Patronal Eucharist at 10am for the whole of the Mulgrave benefice and a songs of praise at 6pm. All welcome.

Mickleby

White Hart

Charity dominoes at the White Hart raised £156 for Lythe Village School. Thank you to everyone who attended or contributed. Dominoes on Tuesday will be for Diabetes UK, all welcome.

Folk Club

The White Hart Folk Club meets as usual tomorrow, Saturday July 27, at 8.30pm for an evening of singers and musicians. A warm welcome is extended to everyone wishing to attend.

Moorsholm

Treasure hunt

Moorsholm Memorial Hall barbecue and walking treasure hunt will be held from 6-8.30pm on Saturday August 3. Adults £7, children £4, please provide your own drinks. For further information contact Peter Smith on (01287) 660839. All welcome.

Robin Hood’s Bay

Bingo

Bingo at Fylingdales Village Hall, on alternate Thursdays. Next bingo is August 8 at 2pm. Five games for £1, cash prizes, followed by dominoes drive at 3pm. All ages welcome to come and join in the fun for one event or both.

Supermobile

Hot drinks are available at Fylingdales Village Hall during the new supermobile library visit on Mondays. Call in and enjoy meeting friends and have a chat. Next date is August 5, 9.30am-noon. No charge, but any donations are welcome for village hall improvement funds.

Quiz night

Charity quiz night at the Laurel Inn on Wednesdays at 9.30pm, all welcome.

Exhibitions

Exhibition of Batiks celebrating birth, life, death and beyond, Old St Stephen’s Church, daily until August 31. All welcome.

Bay Museum

Robin Hood’s Bay Museum, Fisherhead, is open daily (excluding Saturdays) to the end of August, 12-4pm, free entry. Bookings can be made outside of regular hours for schools and other groups, email museum@rhbay.co.uk, or contact Maggie Burchill 881252.

Mens’ Institute

The Robin Hood’s Bay Men’s Institute on King Street welcomes new members, both men and women. To see the facilities, contact John in the workshop below the institute, most days except Wednesdays.

Cubs

Robin Hood’s Bay Cubs is appealing for a volunteer to help with the cub pack. If interested, please call Louie Milner 07879 394672.

Afterschool Club

Fylingdales Afterschool Club, 3.15-5.30pm, open to children aged 4-13 in the local area (they do not have to attend Fylingdales School). Offering various activities, having set clubs. If interested contact the school on 880429 to book a place.

Fitness

Social Fatblasting, Fylingdales Village Hall, Wednesdays, 6.15-7.15pm, £3. Aerobic workout, muscle toning, stretching, relaxation. For more information, call Sally 880141.

Bridge Club

Fylingdales Bridge/Cards Club, new club forming. If you are interested contact Norman on 880534 or email nscholes@hotmail.com.

History Group

Fylingdales Local History Group Archives are open every Monday (except bank holidays), 2-4pm, in the Upper Room of the Methodist Chapel. For more information ring 880336, or see website http://history.rhbay.co.uk

Football

Junior football training in Fyling Hall School sports hall on Wednesdays 6.30-8pm, £2, contact Neil Brearley on 07969 108192.

Village Hall

Fylingdales Village Hall is available for groups or individuals to hire for dances, plays, parties, sports events, meetings, training courses, fundraising events, wedding receptions, etc. Ring Suzanne Lister 881091 for further information, or visit the website villagehall.rhbay.co.uk.

Victorian Weekend

If you are interested in helping with this year’s event from December 6-8, please contact Barbara on 880915.

Cricket Club

The cricket club is seeking donations of books, records, and bric-a-brac for its Sunny Summer Sundays stall. Phone 880080 for collection, or drop off at 3 Thorpe Lane.

Thorpe Sports

Thorpe Sports takes place on the Sportsfield, Middlewood Lane, on Sunday August 4. Gates open at 1245pm, with the children’s Fancy Dress competition judged at 1pm, followed promptly by all the usual races and tug-o-war. Refreshments available. Residents and visitors welcome.

Fossil walks

Fossil walks with the North East Yorkshire Geology Trust, Monday July 29, 1.30-3.30pm; Tuesday July 30, 2.30-4.30pm; Thursday August 1, 6-8pm; Friday August 2, 6-8pm; Wednesday August 7, 10.30am-12.30pm; Thursday August 8, 11am-1pm. See fossils of hundreds of Jurassic sea creatures, £2 per person, free for members of the Geology Trust, meet at slipway at the Dock. For details call 881000 or email contact@neyorksgeologytrust.com.

50th anniversary

Fylingdales Local 
History Group 50th anniversary celebration on Wednesday July 31, 2-5pm in Fylingdales Village Hall. Displays from the archive, artefacts from the museum, mementos from old St Stephen’s Church. Refreshments available, all welcome.

Rockpool Rambles

Rockpool Rambles with National Trust rangers, Tuesday July 30, 5-7pm, Tuesday August 6, 11am-1pm, Friday August 9, 1-3pm and Thursday August 29, 5-7pm. Discover the world between the tides. Wear wellies and meet on the slipway outside the old Coastguard Station. Advance booking essential, phone 885900.

Exhibition of paintings

Gail Hurst and Sue Morton exhibition of paintings of the elements, coastal scenes, water and landscapes, Monday July 29 to Sunday August 4, at the National Trust Old Coastguard Station, free entry.

Yoga

Yoga classes in the village hall, 11am-12.30pm every Thursday and from 5-6.30pm. Suitable for all levels of fitness.

For details contact Penny on 881253.

Exhibition

Robin Hood’s Bay Artists Collective, exhibition of stone cutting, fine art, enamelling and collage, Monday August 5 to Sunday August 11, at the National Trust Old Coastguard Station, 10am-4pm, free entry.

Guided Walks

Guided History Walks in Old Bay, today, Friday July 26, tomorrow, Saturday July 27, Sunday July 28, Wednesday July 31 and Thursday August 1. All walks at 2.30pm, meet at the slipway outside the Old Coastguard Station. No advance booking necessary, £4 per adult, £3 per child. For details contact Laura on 880908.

Ruswarp

Quiz night

The Bridge Inn has a quiz night every Thursday at 8.30pm.

Ruswarp Village Hall

Activities in the village hall: Monday, 6-7pm Energise fitness, weight loss work out with Mel 07795 631588; 7.15-8.15pm Pilates with Rosie Bentley 07811 683734; Tuesday, 7-9pm, second Tuesday of the month, Ruswarp WI, new members contact Mrs Pickering 603658; Wednesday, 6-7pm Energise fitness; 7.15-9.15pm Yoga with Jean 01751 432320. For bookings or more information ring 605056, 601954 or 810153.

Gardening

Anyone interested in helping out with the little garden or weeding in and around Ruswarp, contact 820860, 604992 or 601500.

Sandsend

Craft fair

Craft fair in the Pyman Institute from Sunday August 4 to Wednesday August 7, 10am-4.30pm, all welcome, admission free.

Sleights

Tea party

A Marie Curie tea party will be held at Carr Hall Gardens on Sunday August 4, 2.30-5pm. Save the date for this fun afternoon with delicious home-made teas, in a beautiful setting.

Garden party

Roman Catholic English Martyrs’ annual garden party at 35 Eskdaleside, Sleights, is at 2pm on Sunday July 28. Tombola, fancy goods, cakes, teas, in beautiful surroundings. Fun for all the family, everyone welcome.

Quiz nights

Quiz night at the Salmon Leap Hotel on Wednesday July 31 at 9pm, all welcome.

Quiz night at the Plough Inn on Tuesday July 30, all welcome.

Zumba

Dance yourself fit with Zumba in the village hall on Mondays at 6.45pm and Wednesdays, 8-9pm. Sensible shoes, comfortable clothing, bring lots of water, all welcome.

Craft Group

Briggswath and Sleights Methodist Church Craft Group (formerly Knit and Knatter) meets in the schoolroom every Tuesday afternoon, 2-4pm, all welcome.

Dance class

Dance for Pleasure in the village hall with John and Jane, for an evening of ballroom, latin and sequence dancing, every Friday 7.30-8.15pm for basic dancing for beginners and 8.15pm to 10.30pm for social dancing for all abilities. Tea and coffee available. For details ring Jane on 896679.

Church House

Activities in Church House: Mondays, St John’s mums and toddlers 1.30-3pm; Wednesdays, Whitby Model Railway Club 7.30pm; Thursdays, flower arranging classes 2pm; Sleights Singers 7.15-9pm. Church House is available for meetings or functions, ring Peter MacDonald on 810275.

Sleights Village Hall

Sleights Village Hall is available to hire for dances, concerts, parties, meetings and social gatherings. For bookings and details contact the secretary on 07570 413748, email sleightsvillage@aol.com. The website has a fresh look and feel and offers a wide range of new and improved features – www.sleightsvillagehall.com.

Children’s dance

Children’s Zumbatomic dance exercise classes start in the village hall on Thursday July 11 for five weeks, 5.45-6.45pm followed by adults, 7-8pm. For prices and details contact Rachel on 003538 68340451.

Mums and Toddlers

Sleights Mums and Toddlers meet in Sleights Village Hall for the start of the new term, 1.30-3pm on Thursdays. Children 0-5 years welcome with parent/carers, £1.50 per session. For details contact Louise on 811937 or Charlotte on 07990 907443.

St John’s Church Mums and Toddlers Group meets on Mondays 1.30-3pm, children 0-5 years welcome with parents/carers, £1.50 per session. For details ring Janet on 810275.

Sleights Pre-school, quality funded provision for three and four year olds, run by qualified Early Years staff. Open Monday to Friday, 9am-noon, term time only. Parent and toddler sessions, Tuesdays and Fridays, noon-1pm, term time only, £1 per session. For details ring 810395.

Baby Play

Baby Play, free play sessions for parents/carers with babies under 18 months, Thursdays during term-time at Sleights School, 10-11.30am. Ring (01609) 533819 for details.

Let’s Play

Let’s Play, free play sessions for parents/carers with children under five. Wednesdays during term-time at Sleights School, 9.30-11am. Ring (01609) 533819 for details.

Model Railway Club

Whitby and District Model Railway Club meets in Church House at 7.30pm on Wednesday evenings. For details contact Mr D Griffiths on 606050 or Mr P Gallon on 840603.

Sleights YCA

Sleights YCA meets on the second Monday of the month, at 2pm in the village hall. Speakers at all meetings. New members and guests welcome. For details contact Jeanette Tomlinson on 811331.

Exercise

Fit-4-You, 50 plus exercise, seated or standing, working out joints and chat over a cuppa. First and third Saturday mornings of each month, 9.45-11.15am in the Briggswath and Sleights Methodist Church hall. Come along or for details contact Cathy Harland on 07788 511839.

Sneaton

Sneaton Village Hall

Sneaton Village Hall is an ideal venue for holding various events, parties, exercise classes, fund-raising events, meetings, craft fairs and overnight or weekend stays. To take advantage of the reduced hire fees this year, contact Zoe Shardlow for details and bookings on 605212 or email beaconfarm@hotmail.com.

Garden fete

St Hilda’s Church, Sneaton, will be holding their annual garden fete on Tuesday August 13 at 2.30pm in the Old Rectory Gardens by kind permission of Mr I Buckle. There will be a children’s fancy dress competition, various stalls, raffle and tombola. Teas will be served in the village hall. If wet the fete will be in the village hall.

Staithes

Quiz night

The Fox and Hounds at Dalehouse has a quiz every Thursday night at 9.30pm, with all proceeds going to Dalewood House, all welcome.

Tea party

The St Peter’s Centre in Staithes is hosting a Blooming Great Tea Party in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care on Sunday July 28 from 2pm. All welcome. There will be a raffle and tombola at the event.

Supermobile

The Supermobile Library service will be at the car park between 5-7pm on Thursday August 1.

Table top sale

Staithes Village Hall Management Committee is holding a table top sale in conjunction with the coffee morning on Tuesday July 30. To book a table (£8) or for details ring 840374. During the coffee morning representatives from Choice 4 Energy will be available to give advice on energy efficiency.

Coble Courier

Coble Courier Bus – for bookings and enquiries ring Christel on 841768. New volunteer drivers are urgently needed. If you feel you can help on an occasional basis ring Mike on 840900.

Staithes Village Hall

Activities in Staithes Village Hall: Fridays, 7pm country dancing; Saturdays, 7.30pm dominoes drive; second Monday in the month, 7pm Staithes WI; last Tuesday in the month, 10-11.30am, coffee morning for hall funds. For bookings ring 840374 or 07891 607786.

Staithes Choir

The Men of Staithes Choir are looking for more members, meet in Captain Cook’s Inn every Thursday evening 7pm. For more details, call Nick Dudding on 841398.

Let’s Play

Let’s Play, free play sessions for parents/carers with children under five. Tuesdays during term time in the Staithes Village Hall, 1.30-3pm. Ring (01609) 533819 for details.

Parish Council

Hinderwell Parish Council has two vacancies for the Staithes Ward. Residents of the parish who would like to become a member of the council should contact the clerk Carol Barker 841 382.

Coffee morning

Coffee morning and table top sale on Tuesday July 30, 10am-2pm. Tables include jewellery, cakes, bric-a-brac, crafts and more. There will be a tombola but no raffle. The Communities 100 Club draw will take place and the Community Police Officer will be present. All welcome, old and young alike.

Ugthorpe

Old Time Dance

Old time and sequence dance at St Anne’s Hall on bank holiday, August 26. Starting at 8pm with faith supper and raffle. Music by Night Owl, admission £2.50 with all proceeds for St Catherine’s Hospice Whitby Day Centre. All welcome.

Westerdale

Village hall

The newly refurbished village hall offers the following events during July and August: Wednesdays, 7pm during July and August, table tennis group; Monday August 12, 7pm, History Group, Carol Wilson on the History of Christ Church, Westerdale; Saturday August 17, 10am-4pm, Finish Your Own Sewing Projects. The village hall has acquired indoor bowls equipment and activities will commence in September on a weekly basis.