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News from around the villages for week starting 29 March


Safari supper

A safari supper in aid of Women V Cancer will be held on Friday 17 May. For tickets contact Shirley Beeforth on 606707 daytime or 895228 evenings or weekends, at £12.50.

200 Club draw

Winners for Aislaby Parish Hall 200 Club draw in March are Mrs B Little, Mrs M Thompson, Mr C Hall and Mr F Richardson.

Easter Service

An Easter Sunday an Easter Service will be held at St Margaret’s Church at 3pm followed by a faith tea.


Dalesmen Singers

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


The Supermobile Library will be at the corner of Ashfield Road, 2-4pm, on Thursday 11 April.

Whist drive

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

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.

Esk Moors Caring

Community Outreach is now offering the following services at a minimal cost: company in your own home, including a cuppa and a chat, reminiscence sessions, games and activity; assistance with shopping; taking to visit friends; lunch out; respite for a loved one. If you are interested in finding out more please phone Carol or Karen (07582 295136).

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.

Dance class

New 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

Coffee morning

The coffee morning from 10am-noon tomorrow in the village hall is in aid of Castleton, Danby and District Bowling Club and will be followed at 7.30pm by a dominoes drive, also in aid of Bowling Club funds, all welcome.

Egg Jarping

The annual egg jarping competition is at 9pm on Easter Monday at the Downe Arms, Castleton. Proceeds are for the over-60s Christmas party fund, all welcome.


Coffee morning

There will be a coffee morning with stalls, raffle and bring and buy sale from 10am-noon on Thursday 11 April,in Commondale Village Hall. Proceeds are for the village hall funds, all welcome.


Give blood

Give blood at Danby Village Hall on Sunday 14 April 10.30am until 2.30pm.

Safari supper

Esk Valley Lifeline will be holding a safari supper on Friday 14 June at various venues to be confirmed, which are likely to be in Aislaby, Egton, Commondale and Castleton. Tickets available from Joan Jackson on 895532 at £15.


The Supermobile Library will be at the village hall car park on Thursday 11 April from 10.30am-12.30pm.

Spring Dance

Esk Valley Theatre will be having a spring dance with Jump, Jive ‘n’ Wail in Danby Village Hall on Saturday 20 April at 8pm. Tickets £12 from Danby Shop or 897587.

Heather Hopper

Heather Hopper (Esk Moors Active Ltd, Monday mornings, swimming at Loftus Pool. Wednesday, Middlesbrough – Beethoven, Grieg, Mendelssohn, 7.45pm; Tuesday 9 April, Farndale daffodil coffee trip (rescheduled; Tuesday 16 April, lunch at roots, East Rounton then Whitegates Nursery (rescheduled); Friday 19 April, Helmsley shop and lunch; Tuesday 23 April, salad lunch at Old School Tearooms, Scaling Dam; Thursday 25 April, trip to Durham (rescheduled); Saturday 27 April ‘Rutherford & Son’, Northern Broadsides at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, 2.30 pm; Monday 29 April, Castleotn Tearooms lunch; Tuesday 30 April, coffee, Shepherd’s Hall, Lealholm; Thursday 2 May ‘The Hoarder’, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, 1.45pm; Friday 3 May, The Sage – ‘Fiddle Fantasia’, 7.30pm; Sat 11 May, Sneaton Castle – NYM Chamber Music Festival, 7pm. For bookings and details of prices and times ring: 07971 268676.

Easter sale

Easter Bank Holiday Monday sale at Bridge Green, Danby from 10am onwards. Preserves, plants, bric-a-brac and small household items. All proceeds to Cancer Research UK.

Fancy a cuppa

Fancy a cuppa Fridays at 2.30pm in Danby Chapel schoolroom.

Ukelele Club

Eskmoors Ukulele Club at the Fox and Hounds, Ainthorpe on Wednesdays, 7-9pm. All welcome, including beginners.


Easter dance

There will be an Easter Monday dance in the village hall on Monday and it will be the annual party dance, starting at 7pm with an Easter hat bonnet parade at 8pm. Group music with all proceeds for parish hall funds.

Old time dancing

Sequence and old time dancing in the village hall on Friday 5 April at 7pm. Admission £2.50 to include tea and biscuits. Raffle and dance group music with all proceeds for the Esk Valley Lifeline (weather permitting).

Gooseberry Society

Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Society AGM will be held at the Horseshoe Hotel, Egton Bridge on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

EPRA draw

There are still some numbers available in the EPRA draw, if you would like to support the Egton Parish Recreation Association contact Denise Londsdale on 895418. The next draw will be held on Friday 5 April at the Horseshoe Hotel at Egton Bridge.

Egton Surgery

Egton Surgery will be upgrading its computer software on Thursday 18 April. The upgrade will be fairly seamless and it is anticipated that there will be little disruption to services given to patients. However it is expected that service given may be slower until staff are proficient with the new system. This means that it may take longer to book appointments and to order and make up prescriptions. Your appointment with the doctors or nurses may also run over as they get used to the system. Your patience is asked for whilst the staff work through this transitional period. If there are any concerns, please speak to a member of staff.


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.

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.

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), 7pm beginners’ line dancing, 8pm line dancing; first Wednesday in each month, 2pm Ladies’ Fellowship; Thursday, adult tap classes, beginners 6.30-7.30pm, advanced 7.30-8.30pm; Friday, the first in each month, dancing to group music, 7.30pm, £2.50.

Community library

The Esk Valley Community Library is open to all members of the community on Tuesday 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.


Auction of promises

The parish of Glaisdale with Lealholm and Fryup autumn Auction of Promises and pie and peas supper will be held in Fryup Village hall on Friday 18 October at 7pm. Further details later.

Forthcoming events

Forthcoming events at Fryup Village Hall: 25 May, plant sale; 28 June, treasure hunt; 13 July, craft exhibition and tea; 4 August, Fryup walk and barbecue; 23 November, WI Christmas fayre; 14 December, coffee morning with Christmas decorations and stalls.

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 and click ‘like’.


Heather Quilters

The Heather Quilters patchwork group meets fortnightly on Wednesdays at 10.30am in the Robinson Institute. The next meeting is on Wednesday 3 April. New members welcome, for details email

Tea and matinee

Shared tea and matinee at the Church Rooms on Thursday 30 April at 2.30pm, all welcome.

Safari lunch

Safari Sunday lunch on 14 July. Sittings to start at noon. This is a circular route around Glaisdale Dale where walking is an option. For details or to book tickets ring Sue on 897351.

Safari supper

The parish of Glaisdale with Lealholm and Fryup will be having a midsummer safari supper on Friday 21 June. Further details of venues later.

Auction of promises

The parish of Glaisdale with Lealholm and Fryup autumn Auction of Promises and pie and peas supper will be held in Fryup Village hall on Friday 18 October at 7pm. Further details later.

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 the up and coming season. Any enquiries please ring Alex Burtt on 07984 856027.

Fitness class

Boot Camp – a fitness class at the Robinson Institute on Fridays, 6.30-7.30pm, all round cardio and strength workout to improve fitness.

Robinson Institute

Activities in the Robinson Institute: Mondays: playgroup 9am, Zumba, 6.15pm; Tuesdays: ballet 4pm; Thursdays: Glaisdale’s Own Gym 5.30pm; Fridays: playgroup 9am. Anyone interested in booking the Robinson Institute should ring Sue on 897351.

Glaisdale Hunt

Glaisdale Hunt would like to thank everyone who supported them at the Fox and Hounds, Ainthorpe, in raising £110 for Comic relief.

Glaisdale Hunt extra-ordinary meeting at the Ley Hall, Lealholm, at 8pm on Monday 22 April, all welcome.


Dalesfolk meets on Friday 5 April at 2pm when the speaker will be a NYMNP Ranger. The competition is something for Easter and there will be the Easter tea.



Would you be interested in becoming the Goathland correspondent? For details contact Bernice Smith on 829910.

Art Group

Goathland Art Group meets on Tuesday afternoons in the village hall at 2pm every Tuesday in March. After March, there will be no more meetings until October.

Goathland Hunt

Goathland Hunt extra-ordinary general meeting at Aislaby Village Hall on Monday 22 April at 8pm. All members, farmers and landowners are invited to attend, for further details ring Jeanette on 07792 462343.

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.

Parish Council

If you would like to receive notices, agendas, minutes of the parish council via email, contact Jenny Attridge –

Craft Group

Goathland Village Hall Trust is inviting new crafters to join the crafters’ group which runs fairs from April to November each year. The first fairs will be from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 April. This is a friendly and happy group of people who would welcome other crafters, particularly oil/water colour paintings, confectionary, candles, natural skin products etc. For further information contact Sarah on 896144.

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.


Dominoes drive

The dominoes drive last held at the Station Tavern raised £91.50 for St Matthew’s Parish Church funds. There will be no more dominoes drives until September.

Writers’ group

Grosmont Writers’ Group next meets on Thursday (please note new date) at 8.30pm in the Crossing Club. It is lead by Antony Wootten, new members welcome.

Parish council

Grosmont Parish Council meets on Tuesday 9 April at 7.30pm in the cricket pavilion.


On Monday 15 April there will be an illustrated talk on the history of the famous Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge by Alan Murray and Rodger Wakerley at 7 pm in St Matthew’s Parish Church, all welcome.

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 for opening times.

Gardening Group

Grosmont Gardening Group has made an Easter garden at St Matthew’s Parish Church and will be decorating the church for Easter at 10am tomorrow. Today’s Good Friday service is at 10 am. Easter Sunday parish Communion is at 9 am.


Quiz night

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


Do you have any old photographs or memorabilia of past Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre life for an exhibition in All Saints Church in late summer? Organisers would appreciate help and anything that would be of interest, no matter how small. Contact Celia Doubleday 880646, C Pinnock 880724, Jean Ward 880739 and Mary Cummins 601988.

Hawsker 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.

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


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.

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.

Parish office

Hinderwell parish office is open to the public on Mondays 9am-1pm and Thursdays 6pm-7pm. To contact the clerk ring 841382 or email:

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.

Methodist Chapel

Easter coffee morning at Hinderwell Methodist Chapel on Easter Monday, 10-11.30am. Usual stalls and raffle. The hostess is Doris Troughton. Proceeds for chapel funds, all welcome.

On Easter Monday at 6.30pm there will be a concert, in the Methodist Chapel, given by the Filey Fishermen’s Choir and the Men of Staithes Choir. The Rev Alan Coates is hosting and there will be a supper to follow, all welcome.

WI dominoes drive

The dominoes drive in the Old School hosted by the WI raised £213.90 after expenses. Winners: 1 Mrs A Souter,2 Mrs Prudom,3 Mrs Cook, 4 Mrs Todd, least Mrs Hunt-Brown, travelling prize Mrs Clennan. Thank you to all who supported this event.


Ley Hall

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


Lunchtime Fellowship

The next Littlebeck lunchtime fellowship will take place on Thursday 4 April at Littlebeck Methodist Church from noon until 1pm.Bring your lunch and drinks will be provided.


Whist drive

Easter whist drive tonight in Liverton Village Hall at 7.30pm, all welcome.

Coffee morning

Bumper coffee morning, with raffle and tombolas, at St Hilda’s Church from 10-11am.

Dominoes drive

Dominoes drive in the village hall on Tuesday at 8pm, all welcome.


Gardening Group

Lythe Village Hall Gardening Group will be having an open morning on Saturday 6 April, 10am-noon, on the allotment behind the village hall. 
For more details contact Clare on 840708.

Bowling Club

Mulgrave Bowling Club will start its new season (weather permitting) on Saturday 13 April. New and old members are welcome. For details contact David on 893944, Bridget on 893289 or Bert on 893660.


Zumba classes on Thursdays 7.30-8.30pm will move to Tuesdays as from 9 April in Lythe Village Hall.


Dominoes at The Stiddy raised £88 for Lythe Village Hall. Winners: 1 Alice Duell, 2 Sheila Dooley, 3 Chris Agar, 4 Kath Bell, 5 Geoff Jameson, least Sandra Young. There will be no dominoes this Monday. Dominoes on Monday 8 April at 8pm will be for Goldsborough Football Club. Good prizes, supper, all welcome.

Parish meeting

Lythe annual parish meeting takes place in the village hall on Monday 15 April at 7pm.

Open gardens

Mulgrave Castle gardens open to the public on Sunday 7 April, 2pm-5pm, by kind permission of the Marquis and Marchioness of Normanby. Proceeds for church funds for the parish of Lythe. Cream teas will be for sale and there will be a tombola and a cake stall. Admission £3 for adults and free for children. Free car parking available.


Entertainment night

Advance notice of an evening of entertainment at Mickleby Village Hall on Saturday 4 May. A chance to showcase your talent, be it song, poem, drama, dance, whatever. Contact Jools Smithies on 840680 for details.

The White Hart

Dominoes at the White Hart raised £181 for Christ Church, Ugthorpe – it is hoped to add to this with a fun pub quiz on Tuesday. Quizmaster will be Piers. The Easter draw will take place tomorrow at 9pm, with all profits for Mickleby Youth Club.

Folk Club

The White Hart Folk Club meets as usual tomorrow at 8.30pm. Singers and musicians always welcome. On Saturday 6 April the club will be welcoming guest artist Jim Bainbridge.

Robin Hood’s Bay

Easter Trail

Easter Trail, National Trust Old Coastguard Station, from tomorrow until Monday , 10am-4pm. Work out clues and follow the trail to win a chocolatey prize. Small charge per trail.

Exhibition and sale

Val Collinson, exhibition and sale of silk painting and semi-precious jewellery, National Trust Old Coastguard Station, from today until Saturday 6 April, 10am-4pm, free admission.

Collectables fair

Easter antiques, crafts and collectables fair, tomorrow until Monday, 10-4.30pm, Fylingdales Village Hall. Refreshments available.

Fossil walks

Fossil walks with the North East Yorkshire Geology Trust, Monday, 1.30-3.30pm; Wednesday, 2.30-4.30pm; Wednesday 10 April, 10am-noon; Thursday 11 April, 10.30am-12.30pm. 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 more information call 881000 or email

Bay museum

Robin Hood’s Bay Museum, Fisherhead, is open from today until Friday 12 April, excluding Saturdays, noon-4pm, free entry. Bookings can be made outside of regular hours for schools and other groups, please email, or phone Maggie Burchill 881252.


Bingo at Fylingdales Village Hall, on alternate Thursdays. Next bingo is 4 April 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.


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 1 April, 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.

Coffee morning

Coffee mornings at Robin Hood’s Bay Methodist Church on Thursdays, 10am-noon, all welcome.

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.

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


Rainbows, Brownies, and Guides meet at Thorpe Methodist Church Hall, Tuesday evenings, 7.30-9pm. New members welcome.

Geology workshops

North East Yorkshire Geology Trust welcomes the public to come to drop-in sessions at the NEYGT office at 5 Station Road workshops on Wednesday afternoons, 2-5pm, to discuss fossils, geology and the Bay of Heritage project.


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


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

Baytown Players

Baytown Players are looking for a girl, 14-16 years old, for a part in a production on 16-18 May. If interested in auditioning, contact Rosemary on 880756.

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 Rosemary Holtz 880756 for further information, or visit the website

Messy Church

Fylingdales Churches Together Easter Messy Church, fun, crafts, food, celebration in Fylingthorpe Village Hall, on Tuesday,2-4pm, for all the family (children must be accompanied by an adult).


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.


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

Quiz night

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

Jumble sale

Jumble sale to be held at Ruswarp Village Hall on Saturday 20 April 10-11.30am, tea, coffee and cakes available. Donations of jumble welcome which may be left outside the hall doors or ring 601954/810153 if collection required. Proceeds to 
further refurbishment of the hall.


Craft sale

Turned wood and beaded jewellery at the Pyman Institute on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April. Free admission, 10am-4pm. Profits for CAFOD, everyone welcome.


Dominoes at the Beach Hotel raised £75 for Sue Ryder. Winners: 1 Alice Duell, 2 Alan Thompson, 3 Doreen Dunn, 4 Bernard Stonehouse, least Sue Brown. Dominoes on Thursday will be for Cancer Research, 8pm start, raffle, prizes, all welcome.

Parish meeting

Lythe annual parish meeting takes place in Lythe village Hall on Monday 15 April at 7pm.

Cake stall

A fund-raising cake stall will be held tomorrow, 10am-2pm. It is at the garage next to Sandsend Stores and is in aid of Sport Mulgrave. Any donations of cakes, biscuits and bread will be welcome.


Dominoes drive

Dominoes drive at the Salmon Leap Hotel at 8pm on Tuesday with proceeds for Young Farmers, all welcome.

Quiz night

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

Manhattan Voices

Briggswath and Sleights Methodist Chapel presents a cabaret performance of Manhattan Voices, a collection of songs from the theatre, classics and Gospel, 7.45pm on Saturday 6 April, followed by refreshments. Admission £6 from any church steward or 810088.

Table top sale

Table sale at Sleights Village hall on Monday, 10am-2pm. Free entry, accompanied children welcome. Tea, coffee and home-made refreshments available. See the website for details. St John’s Church will be having some tables at this sale. This is not a jumble sale. Good quality items of pottery, glassware, pictures, no books please. Items for collection ring Ron Brooke on 810507 or Tony Poole on 810488.


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.

Parish council

Eskdaleside-cum-Ugglebarnby Parish Council will hold its parish assembly meeting on Monday 8 April at 7pm. Planning applications will be on view to the public and councillors and the meeting will start at 7.30pm. There will be a public question time, all welcome.

Flower Club

Whitby Flower Club meets in the village hall on Monday 22 April at 2pm. The demonstration by Marjorie Moore will be ‘Let’s Go’.

Quilt exhibition

Ammonite quilt show in the village hall on Saturday 27 April, 10am-4pm. Admission £2 with proceeds for local charities. Refreshments, tombola, demonstration/workshop. For details contact Helen Dukes on 810191.

Messy Church

Sleights Easter Messy Church, fun, crafts, food and celebration at Briggswath and Sleights Methodist Church on Thursday 11 April, 2-4pm

for all the family (children must be accompanied by an adult).


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 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 further details contact 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 to hire 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 The website has a fresh look and feel and offers a wide range of new and improved features –

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.

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.

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.

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.


RNLI auction

Staithes and Runswick Bay RNLI auction on Sunday at 8.30pm at the Cod and 
Lobster. Over 100 lots to go 
under the hammer, all welcome.

Quiz night

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


The Supermobile Library service will be at the car park between 5-7pm on Thursday 11 April.

Easter Egg tombola

St Peter’s Centre is holding its annual Easter egg tombola on the staithe on Sunday from noon. Donations of Easter eggs can be given to Barbara Cole or Jan Wilson.

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.

Staithes WI

Staithes WI is hosting a coffee morning in the village hall on Tuesday, 10-11.30am. Raffle, tombola and cake stall, with all proceeds for WI funds. All welcome.

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

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.


Coffee morning

Christ Church Hall Easter Monday coffee morning from 10am, stalls include bric-a-brac, cakes and bring and buy, raffle and refreshments. Everyone welcome.