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Village News for week starting Friday 26 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.


Marie Curie

The Upper Esk Valley Marie Curie Cancer Care Group is holding a coffee morning from 10am-noon on Tuesday 7 May in the village hall. Stalls will include cakes, books and produce, and there will be a raffle, all welcome.

Eskmoors WI

Eskmoor WI is holding its AGM at 7.30pm on Wednesday 1 May in the village hall. Mrs M Cunningham will talk about hand bell ringing, and the competition is for a motto.

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 9 May.

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.

Safari supper

Esk Valley Lifeline is having a safari supper on Friday 14 June with sittings half-hourly from 5-7pm and with stations at Aislaby, Egton, Commondale and Castleton, finishing at the Eskdale Inn, Castleton. Tickets are £15, ring 895532. Donations of tombola prizes would be greatly appreciated.

Coffee morning

The coffee morning from 10am-12 noon tomorrow in the village hall is in aid of Castleton, Danby and District Bowling Club funds, all welcome.


Safari suppers

The Danby section of the Methodist Church safari supper is on Friday 10 May, starting at Bransdale House Glaisdale. There are still a few places left, to book ring Ena Harker on 897219.

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 9 May from 10.30am-12.30pm.

Heather Hopper

Heather Hopper (Esk Moors Active Ltd, Monday mornings, swimming at Loftus Pool. Tomorrow, 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.

Ukulele 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.

Sponsored walk

Danby Methodist Church sponsored walk is tomorrow, Saturday 27 April, starting from Danby Sunday School, 9.30am onwards, ending with a meal. The walk is approximately 5.5 miles. All welcome.

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.

Educational grants

Ainthorpe Educational Trust is meeting on Monday 13 May. Applications for grants are invited from students who: are under the age of 25; are in need of financial assistance; are a resident in the parishes of Danby or Westerdale; have at any time attended a school in the parish of Danby. If you fit any of these criteria, send a detailed letter of application outlining your circumstances and intended area of study addressed to the secretary, Pam Shepherd, 12 Robin Hood Close, Castleton, YO21 2DH to arrive no later than Friday 10 May.


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


EPRA draw

There are still some numbers available in the Egton Parish Recreation Association draw. If you would like to support this contact Denise Londsdale. The next draw will be held at Ye Horseshoe Inn, Egton on Friday 3 May.

Old time dancing

The next dance in the village hall will be on Friday 3 May at 7pm. Admission will be £2.50 each to include tea and biscuits. There will be dance group music and a raffle with proceeds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Whist drive

There will be a military whist drive on Tuesday 7 May at 7.30pm. Admission £1.50, all welcome.

Egton PCC

Egton Parochial Church Council held an appraisal of the pews located in St Hilda’s Church. It was agreed that some of the pews are considered to be surplus to requirement and are not able to be used. It was agreed that they should be sold and funds so raised be used to make improvements in the church. If anyone is interested in purchasing a pew, either the small or large one, they should contact Roger Everitt on 895452 for further details.

Egton Ladies Group

The next meeting of the group will be an outing to Helmsley and Rievaulx Abbey on Wednesday 1 May. Transport will be leaving Esk View at 9am.

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.

Village Hall AGM

The village hall AGM will be held in the hall on Wednesday 22 May at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.


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); 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, 7pm, £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.


Plant sale

The popular Fryup annual plant sale and coffee morning is on Saturday 25 May from 10am-noon at Fryup Village Hall. A chance to restock your garden after winter.

Forthcoming events

Forthcoming events at Fryup Village Hall: 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’.


Social evening

Literary Social Evening on Friday 17 May, featuring writers from the Egton Bridge Writers’ Group, the Grosmont Writers’ Group and the Glaisdale Poetry Group, at the Robinson Institute. Starting at 7pm, £3 entry, all profits will be donated to St Catherine’s Hospice. All welcome.

Heather Quilters

The Heather Quilters patchwork group meets fortnightly on Wednesdays at 10.30am in the Robinson Institute. The next meeting is on Wednesday 1 May. 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 coffee morning in the church rooms on Saturday 18 May, 10am-noon. Book stall and cake stalls, all welcome.

Esk Valley Theatre

Esk Valley Theatre presents the Pocket Panto Company in ‘Bless Em All’ at the Robinson Institute on Saturday 11 May 
at 7.30pm. Tickets, £10, available from the box office on 897587.

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

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

Dales Folk

Dalesfolk meets on Friday 3 May at 2pm when there will be a representative from Whitby Lifeboat Station talking about the Lifeboat service. The competition is for something beginning with the letter P.

Glaisdale chapel

Glaisdale Head Methodist chapel anniversary is on Sunday 5 May when the morning service at 10.30am will be led by June Feather of Redcar. The evening service at 6.30pm will be hymns and poems with John and Hayley Charter.

Safari supper

Danby Methodist circuit safari supper on Friday 10 May. The supper starts at Glaisdale and ends at Danby. To book tickets ring 897219.

Fantastic Felt

Fantastic Felt Animals in Glaisdale Church Rooms starting Thursday 8 May for four weeks. Contact the Bradbury Centre on 01287 669357 for details.



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

Goathland Hunt

Safari Sunday lunch on Sunday 28 April. To book tickets or for more details ring Jeanette on 07792 462343 or 603335.

Goathland Hunt summer dance on Friday 24 May, at Dunsley Hall, 7pm for 7.30pm. For more details or to book tickets 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 fair

Goathland Village Hall craft fair, in the village hall, from Sunday 5 to Wednesday 8 May, all welcome. 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.


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.

Crossing Club

Grosmont Crossing Club will be holding a George Formby Day on Saturday 27 April. Everyone is welcome to go along and listen to the performances and learn more about the ukulele. For more info contact

Vestry meeting

St Matthew’s annual vestry meeting and AGM will be held in the church on Monday 29 April at 7pm. It is at this meeting that the church wardens are elected and at the AGM reports from the vicar, PCC and treasurer are presented. Also the coming year’s activities and events are discussed. Please try to attend, as your presence and ideas to support the church in the community are much needed.

Gardening Group

Grosmont Gardening Group will be holding a spring fair on Sunday 12 May between 11am and 3.30pm at St Matthew’s Parish Church. Refreshments will be served and there will be a table-top sale,along with sales of plants and seedlings. All proceeds for church funds. Anyone wishing to hire a table for £5 for the day should contact Hilary on 07929 640891 before 29 April.

Dog fouling

Grosmont Parish Council wishes to remind dog owners that it is an offence to allow your dog to foul areas within the village and Priory Park, offence punishable by a fine, if action were to be taken. Please, when taking your dog for a walk within these areas, carry the requisite ‘pick-up bags’, in order to keep our village clean and safe. There are adequate waste bins within the village to deposit your ‘pick-up’ or take it home with you.

Writers’ Group

The next meeting of Grosmont Writers’ Group is on Thursday 2 May at 8.30pm in The Crossing Club. It is led by Antony Wootten and new members are always welcome.

Literary social evening on Friday 17 May featuring writers from the Egton Bridge Writers’ Group, the Grosmont Writers’ Group and the Glaisdale Poetry Group, at the Robinson Institute starting at 7pm. £3 entry - all profits will be donated to St Catherine’s Hospice, all welcome.

Tuesday Club

The next meeting of Grosmont Tuesday Club will be a treasure hunt within the village on Sunday 5 May starting at The Crossing Club at 7.30pm. It will be followed by a faith supper. New members welcome. Contact Margaret Beesley on 895205.


Sponsored walk

All Saints’ Church will be having its annual sponsored May walk on Monday 6 May, starting at Hawsker Village Hall at 9.30am to Robin Hood’s Bay. Refreshments available at Robin Hood’s Bay. Sponsor forms from Jean Ward 880739 or Mary Cummins 601988. Proceeds for the church, all welcome.

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.


Blue Bag collection

There will be a Blue Bag collection on Wednesday 1 May (van arrives at 9am) at Oakridge Community Primary School for any unwanted articles of clothing, shoes, blankets etc. No breakables please. Blue bags are available from school. All money raised will go to the PTFA to help support the school.

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 Council

Hinderwell Parish Council’s AGM will be held on Thursday 9 May in Staithes Village Hall.

The meeting will start at 7pm. All welcome to come and discuss village issues.

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

Brown Cow

The next dominoes drive in the Brown Cow will be held on Tuesday 7 May with money raised going proceeds for Save Our Strays, 8pm for 8.30pm start. The next quiz will be held on Tuesday 14 May with money raised going to the junior cricket team, 9pm start.


Ley Hall

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

Tea and matinee

Shared tea and matinee in the Ley Hall on Tuesday 28 May at 2pm, all welcome.

Quiz night

Quiz Night, with raffle, at the Board Inn on Sunday 28 April, 8.30pm start. Proceeds for Lealholm Football Club, all welcome.

100 Plus Club

Lealholm CC 100 Plus Club April draw results: £20 Mr L Peirson, £10 Mr J Greening, Lealholm Football Club, £5 Mrs J Thomas, Mrs P Garbutt, Graham and Sharon, Mr M Fletcher.


Village hall AGM

The Littlebeck Village Hall AGM will be held on Wednesday 15 May at 7.30pm in the village hall. Anyone living in or interested in the life of the Littlebeck Valley is welcome.



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.


Dominoes at The Stiddy raised £90 for St Oswald’s Church. Winners: 1 Derrick Harding, 2 Ken Barker, 3 Sandra Bell, 4 Carol Tyreman, least Beryl Willis. Dominoes on Monday will be for Lythe Show, 8pm start, supper, raffle, all welcome.

Onion Society

Goldsborough Onion Society diary dates: collection of onions, Sunday 5 May at 7.30pm; dominoes drive, 24 June at 8pm; show night 8 September, 7.30pm. All at the Stiddy. For details ring 893526.


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

Charity dominoes last week at the White Hart was well attended and raised £245 for Stokesley Farmers’ Beagles. Dominoes next Tuesday, 30 April, will be for Lythe School.

In answer to numerous queries, the quoits pitches are in the process of moving to the back of the pub and are not being lost.

Folk Club

The White Hart Folk Club meets every Saturday evening at 8.30pm. This week is guest artist ‘Gu4’. Everyone is welcome and there will be a raffle to help raise funds for charity.

Robin Hood’s Bay


Bingo at Fylingdales Village Hall, on alternate Thursdays. Next bingo is 2 May 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 29 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.


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

Table top sale

Table top sale in Robin Hood’s Bay Village Hall on Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May. To hire a table, at £7, contact Louise Ryder on 880053.


Yoga classes in the village hall, 11am-12.30pm every Thursday and from Thursday 18 April from 5-6.30pm. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels. For details contact Penny on 881253.

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.

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.


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

Guided walk

Guided beach walk with the North East Yorkshire Geology Trust and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, looking at past and present marine life, Saturday 27 April, 11am-1pm. £2 per person, meet at slipway at the dock. For more information call 881000 or email

Laughter Club

Laughter Club, Tuesday 30 April, 7-8pm and Wednesday 8 May 2-3pm, Fylingdales Village Hall. Learn to laugh for health and happiness with a certified Laughter Yoga leader. All welcome, it’s free, but donations welcome to cover costs. For details contact Laura on 880908, email, or follow on Twitter @rhbaylaughter.

Victorian Weekend

If you are interested in helping with this year’s event from 6-8 December, 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.


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

Plant swap

Fylingdales Horticultural Society Plant Swap, Wednesday 8 May, 6pm, at Wibury on Mount Pleasant North. All welcome with or without plants.


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.


Craft fair

Craft fair at the Pyman Institute tomorrow, Saturday 27 April and Sunday 28 April. Admission free, 10am-4.30pm, all welcome.


Dominoes at the Beach Hotel raised £120 for the Royal Engineers. Winners: 1 Doreen Dunn, 2 Phil Deano, 3 Joe Summerson, 4 Alice Duell, least Shirley Barker. Dominoes on Thursday will be for Esk Valley Lifeline, 8pm start, raffle, good prizes, all welcome

Craft fair

Turned wood and beaded jewellery at the Pyman Institute from Saturday 4 May until Monday 6 May, 10am-4pm. Admission free, all profits for CAFOD.


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.


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.

Quilt exhibition

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


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.

Patient Group

Sleights and Sandsend Medical Practice Patient 
Participation Group’s AGM meets on Wednesday 24 
April at 10.30am in Church House. All interested most welcome.

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 –

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.

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.


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


Parish Council

Hinderwell Parish Council’s AGM will be held on Thursday 9 May in Staithes Village Hall.

The meeting will start at 7pm. All welcome to come and discuss village issues.

Quiz night

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


The Supermobile Library service will be at the car park between 5-7pm on Thursday 9 May.

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

Coffee morning in the village hall on Tuesday 30 April, 10-11.30am. Raffle and tombola, Staithes Communities 100 Club draw will take place and the community police officer will be present. Proceeds for hall funds, all welcome.

Harbour dues

Berth holders are advised that payment for harbour dues for 2013 must be made to N Fowler by 31 May. Failure to pay shall lead to forfeiture of the berth.


Parish Clerk

Ugthorpe and Hutton Mulgrave Parish Council require a clerk. Anyone interested contact chairman Joe Jefferson on 840692. Closing date Tuesday 30 April for applicants.


A concert will be held in St Anne’s Hall on Saturday 18 May at 7.30pm by Manhattan Voices, a very popular Scarborough ladies’ choir. Supper and entertainment. All proceeds for the much needed kitchen renovation in the hall. For details ring 841376.