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News from around the villages for week starting Friday 5 April


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.


Egg Jarping

The annual egg jarping contest was held at the Downe Arms on Easter Monday, organised by Chris and Mike. Mervyn Blacklock was beaten in the final by Faye Millar. The paste eggs were provided by John and Yvonne and the prizes by Mike and Chris. A cracking night was had by all and £28 was raised on the evening for the Over 60s Christmas party fund.

Dalesmen Singers

The Dalesmen Singers meet for rehearsals every Tuesday at 7.30pm in Danby Chapel, new members always welcome. The next concert is at 7.30pm on Saturday 13 April in Chop Gate Village Hall.

The winners of the Dalesmen Singers 100 Club March draw were £75 Stephen Maltby and £25 Mrs Martin.


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.

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, Saturday 6 April, in the village hall is in aid of Castleton Cricket Club, all welcome.

300 Club draw

The winners of the March draw of Danby and District Sports Association 300 Club were £50 Lois Buckle, £20 R Wilkinson and £10 each J Liddell and H Graham. For tickets contact M Cook on (01287) 660676.

Moordale YCA

The Moordale branch of the YCA meets at 2pm on Wednesday 10 April in the village hall when David Morris will give a talk on A Trip to the Western Isles. The competition is for a Scottish Brooch.


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. 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.

Fancy a Cuppa

Friday Girls (Fancy a Cuppa) in Danby Chapel Schoolroom, Fridays at 2.30pm - both males and females welcome.

Ukelele Club

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


Adult karate classes at Danby Village Hall from Tuesday 16 April, 7-8pm. The cost is £3 per adult and all abilities welcome - beginners to advanced.

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.

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.


Zumba classes at Danby Village Hall on Wednesdays 6.15pm-7.15pm. Contact Jo Collier on 07988 681780 for more details.


Old time dancing

Sequence and old time dancing in the village hall tonight, 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).

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 tonight, 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 Tuesdays 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.

Quiz night

There will be a quiz night in the village hall on Friday 17 May at 7pm organised by St Hilda’s Church. There will be a pie and peas supper and raffle and the tickets will be £5 each. 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 17 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.

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


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


Writers’ group

The next meeting of Grosmont Writers’ Group will be on Thursday 18 April at 8.30pm in The Crossing Club. It is led by Antony Wootten. New members always 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 meets in St Matthew’s Parish Church on Wednesday 17 April at 2pm.


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

To all parish hall users - please be aware that the next stage of hall refurbishment commences on Wednesday 10 April.

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


April dominoes at Hawsker Parish Hall on Saturday 20 April at 8pm. All welcome

Methodist Church

Hawsker Methodist Church is holding a special Songs of Praise service on Sunday 7 April. Members of the congregation have been invited to choose their favourite hymns and the service will have 11 hymns interspersed with readings and prayers. The hymns chosen include old favourites, such as ‘Jesus, good above all other’, ‘What a friend we have in Jesus’, and more modern discoveries, such as ‘There is a Redeemer’ and ‘In Christ alone’. Organist Sue Rowland is also preparing to teach everyone a brand new hymn from ‘Singing the Faith’. Everyone is assured of a warm welcome, an hour of singing praise to God and a cup of tea and a chat after the service.


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.

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.

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.


Hinderwell Wednesday night cricket team will be holding its AGM, presentation and quiz on Wednesday 10 April at 7.30pm in the Brown Cow. Players, ex-players, new players and anybody interested in cricket in Hinderwell are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Easter coffee morning

The Methodist Chapel Easter Monday coffee morning was a huge success raising £426 for chapel funds. Doris Troughton would like to thank all who made donations and supported this event.

Coffee morning

St Hilda’s Old School Committee is holding a coffee morning on Saturday 13 April, 10-11.30am, to celebrate the arrival of the new windows. There will be a raffle and cake stall. Everyone is welcome.

Parish Council

Hinderwell Parish Council, in conjunction with NYCC, is to erect vehicle activated signs in Hinderwell and Staithes over the next year. These signs will be in the parish for three sessions of six weeks, a total of 18 weeks. They will flash when vehicles exceed the 30mph speed limits. It is hoped that this will reduce the speed of traffic and the information that they gather will provide evidence that permanent signs are required.

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


Ley Hall

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


Gardening Group

Lythe Village Hall Gardening Group will be having an open morning tomorrow, 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 on Monday 8 April at 8pm will be for Goldsborough Football Club. Good prizes, supper, all welcome.

Parochial church

The Parochial Church Council of Lythe with Sandsend will be holding its AGM on Wednesday 24 April at 7.30pm in Lythe Village Hall. All parishioners 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.

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.


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 £100 for Mickleby Youth Club. Thanks to all those who helped make supper and sent prizes. Dominoes on Tuesday 9 April will be for Mickleby Village Hall.

The White Hart Folk Club meets as usual tomorrow, 6 April, at 8.30pm. This week guest artist is Jim Bainbridge.

Robin Hood’s Bay

Exhibition and sale

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

Fossil walks

Fossil walks with the North East Yorkshire Geology Trust, 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 daily 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 18 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 5 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


Badminton, Mondays, 10am-noon, Fylingdales Village Hall, looking for new players. For more information ring


Robin Hood’s Bay Badminton Club, adult sessions at the Village Hall, Mondays 7.30-9pm, and Thursdays 7.30-9pm. Table tennis is also available. All abilities welcome, season fees for adults £40, and for over-14s students £30. Visitors can play for £4 a session. Junior sessions are currently unavailable as we need an adult volunteer to take over the junior club for one hour a week on either Monday or Thursday evenings. If interested in volunteering, please call Rosemary on 880944 for further details.


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 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 £100 for Parkinsons. Winners: 1 Dennis Welford, 2 Beryl Willis, 3 Alan Thompson, 4 Arnold Williamson, least Tony Dunn. Dominoes on Thursday will be for stationery, 8pm start, raffle, prizes, all welcome.

Parish meeting

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

Parochial church

The Parochial Church Council of Lythe with Sandsend will be holding its AGM on Wednesday 24 April at 7.30pm in Lythe Village Hall. All parishioners welcome.

Beach Clean

There will be a Marine Conservation Society beach clean event on Saturday 13 April on Sandsend beach. Meet at Sandside Cafe at 10.30am. Wear sturdy shoes. Latex gloves, bags and litter pickers are provided.


Dominoes drive

Dominoes drive at the Salmon Leap Hotel at 8pm on Tuesday with proceeds for Sleights Bowling Club, 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 tomorrow, Saturday 6 April, followed by refreshments. Admission £6 from any church steward or 810088.


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 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 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 Sportfield

The Sleights Sportsfield April monthly draw winners are D Crusher £25, K Mickie £15, W Hebden £10.

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.

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.

Scones and Scrabble

Scones and Scrabble - for details ring Carrie Bateson on 810438.

Good News Library

The Good News Christian Library meets at the following venues: Friday 12 April, 2-3pm, 38 Hermitage Way, Eskdaleside, home of Bernard and Beryl Kerr; Saturday 13 April, at the coffee morning at Briggswath and Sleights Methodist Chapel, 10-11am.


Sneaton Village Hall

With its new refurbished kitchen and showers, 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


Yoga with Jean Hoben in Sneaton Village Hall on Mondays, 2-4pm, all welcome.


Parish Council

Hinderwell Parish Council, in conjunction with NYCC, is to erect vehicle activated signs in Hinderwell and Staithes over the next year. These signs will be in the parish for three sessions of six weeks, a total of 18 weeks. They will flash when vehicles exceed the 30mph speed limits. It is hoped that this will reduce the speed of traffic and the information that they gather will provide evidence that permanent signs are required.

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.

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.