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Village News for Week Commencing June 7


Coffee evening

Aislaby YCA is hosting a coffee evening on Tuesday June 11 in the parish hall at 6.30pm in aid of the Rohilla Memorial and Save the Children. To include a cake stall tombola and raffle, all welcome.

Summer concert

A summer concert with the Dalesmen Quartet will be held in the parish hall on Friday June 28 at 7pm. Tickets £3, to include a glass of wine. Contact Sandra on 810334 after June 10 for tickets.


Curry night

Castleton School PTFA is holding a curry night on Thursday June 13 at the Board Inn, Lealholm. Sittings are at 7pm, 7.30pm and 8pm, there are two courses (starters and mains), and the cost is £18.

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 tomorrow, Saturday June 8, at Masham Town Hall. Winners of the Dalesmen’s 100 Club draw were Phil Brown and Neil Darby.

Esk Moors AGM

Esk Moors Active is holding its AGM at 2pm on Tuesday July 2 at Danby Village Hall, all welcome.


The Supermobile Library will be at the corner of Ashfield Road, 2-4pm, on Thursday June 20.

Coffee morning

The coffee morning from 10am-noon tomorrow in the village hall is in aid of the Over-60s Club funds, all welcome. The next over-60s event is the summer lunch on Tuesday June 11.

Whist drive

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

Safari supper

Esk Valley Lifeline is having a safari supper on Friday June 14 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.

Summer Fete

The Friends of Abbeyfield Esk Moors, Esk Moors Caring and Esk Moors Active invite everyone to the annual summer fete tomorrow, Saturday June 8 from 2-4pm at Esk Moors Lodge. There will be teas, plants, cake and craft stalls, in addition to live music from The Eskuleles and Andy Dyer. All welcome.

100 Plus Club

Winners of the Castleton, Danby and District Bowling 100 Plus Club draw were £20 L and R Richardson, £10 each Joyce Harding and Mike Cook and £5 Herbert Mould.

300 Club

Winners of the Danby and District Sports Association 300 Club May draw were £50 Ron Chapman, £20 Percy Curnow and £10 each S Morgan and R Thompson. Tickets are available from M Cook on (01287) 660676.

Midsummer luncheon

Fund-raising midsummer luncheon in support of local churches at Woodside, Castleton, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Lloyd, on Saturday June 15. Tickets are available at £15 - book early as numbers are limited.


Hayshed Experience

The Hayshed Experience is taking part in Open Farm Sunday from 11am-3pm on Sunday June 9 at Fowl Green Farm. Meet the animals, see a static machinery display, go on a hosted farm tour, meet the farmer, do self-guided walks, join a welly throwing competition and watch sheep shearing and hand wool spinning demonstrations. There is a farm shop, and fresh produce is available to buy. Refreshments will be served.


Safari supper

Esk Valley Lifeline will be holding a safari supper on Friday June 14 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 June 20 from 10.30am-12.30pm.

Heather Hopper

Heather Hopper (Esk Moors Active Ltd, Heather Hopper coffee and lunch trips: Wednesday June 12, lunch at Sleights Fish and Chip Shop; Tuesday 18 June, the Forge, Aislaby, lunch; Monday June 24, Castleton Tearooms, lunch; Tuesday June 25, coffee at Glebe Cottage, Kildale. On all coffee and lunch trips there will be two assistants.

Heather Hopper retail days out: Wednesday June 19, Teesside Park; Wednesday June 26, Bowes Museum. On all trips there will be one assistant, if you need to take a companion or carer contact the co-ordinator.

Heather Hopper concert and theatre trips: Saturday July 6, Helmsley Arts Centre, Out of Order, a farce by Ray Cooney; Tuesday August 27, Glaisdale 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 Beacon

The Danby Beacon will be lit between 10pm and 11pm on Tuesday June 18 to commemorate the victory of the allied forces under the command of the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo.

Esk Moors Active

Advance notice of Esk Moors Active AGM on July 2 at 2pm in Danby Village Hall, all welcome.


Old time dancing

Tonight, Friday June 7, there will be a dance in the village hall at 7pm to celebrate the coronation of Her Majesty Elizabeth II. There will be a red, white and blue theme, with a competition for the best home-made crown or tiara. Raffle and faith supper, admission £2.50. Dance music by Mildred to include old time dances from 60 years ago, organised by Gwen and Alan Hodgson. Proceeds will go to Cystic Fibrosis Research, all welcome.

Studios Event

On two weekends in June, 8/9 and 15/16, the art studio of Janette Boskett at Key Green Farmhouse, Egton Grange will be open to visitors from 10.30am to 5.30pm as part of the North Yorkshire Studios Event. Original paintings and drawings will be on view, with greeting cards etc. Appointments may also be made to visit the studio during the week between the two weekends by ringing 895190. A free Open Studios brochure can be obtained by ringing 01756 748529.

Jumble sale

St Hedda’s School is having a jumble sale tomorrow, Saturday June 8, 2-4pm, in the village hall. Refreshments available, all welcome.

Egton Surgery

Egton Surgery important meeting - the Government intends to change the way in which rural doctors’ practices are to be funded as part of initiatives they are introducing in the NHS. All patients of Egton Surgery are invited to attend a meeting in the village hall to discuss these proposals and agree a course of action to try and stop the change that is being planned. The meeting will be on Tuesday June 18 at 7pm.

Summer Fayre

Egton CofE Primary School is to hold its annual summer fayre at the school on Friday June 21 from 3.30pm to 5pm. There will be many stalls, games and a barbecue. Everyone welcome.

EPRA draw

The May Egton Pavilion Recreation Assocation draw held at the Wheatsheaf saw the following winners: £100 Bob Crusp, £50 David Barker, £20 Neil Dowson and the £10 winners were Eva Everitt, Sheila Calvert and Santo Stack. The next draw will be at the Postgate, Egton Bridge, on June 28 at 8pm.


Fryup WI

Fryup Dales WI meets at 7.15pm on Wednesday June 12 in Fryup Village Hall. The speaker is Mrs Drew ‘From Sheep to Jumper’, the competition is something beginning with the letter T and the hostesses are Ivy Tindall and Ella Coverdale.

Forthcoming events

Forthcoming events at Fryup Village Hall: June 28, treasure hunt; July 13, craft exhibition and tea; August 4, Fryup walk and barbecue; November 23, WI Christmas fayre; December 14, 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 in the Robinson Institute. The next meeting is on Wednesday June 12, 1.30-4.30pm. New members welcome, for details email

Safari lunch

Safari Sunday lunch on Sunday July 14. 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 suppers

Glaisdale School safari supper on Saturday June 15, organised by the PTFA to raise funds for the school. Sittings begin at 5pm, stations in Glaisdale for pre-dinner drinks, starters, main course, desserts and coffee. Some transport may be available, please check when booking. Tickets £15, £7.50 for age 11 and under. Tombola prize donations appreciated. To book ring 897218 daytime and 897038 evenings.

Glaisdale and Lealholm churches Midsummer safari supper on Friday June 21. Sittings from 6pm. Tickets from Catherine Hatch on 897637. All proceeds for the parishes of St Thomas and St James.

Esk Valley Theatre

Friends of EVT fund-raising events - Brian Lake will lead a walk through woods and lanes in Glaisdale, taking time to enjoy and identify birds and other wildlife. Meeting at 10am on Tuesday June 11, the walk will not be strenuous, will take approximately two-and-a-half hours and will include time for a picnic, if so desired. Numbers will have to be restricted to the first 20 applicants. To book a place contact Brian on 897577 or email; Sunday June 23, pub quiz, 8pm at The Board Inn, Lealholm.

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

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

Glaisdale WI

Glaisdale WI meets in the Robinson Institute on Thursday June 13 at 7.30pm. Helen Williams is giving a talk on The Alzheimer’s Society. The competition is for a memory tip.

Open Gardens

Glaisdale Open Gardens will take place on Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30. Gardens open from 11am-5pm, admission £4, under 16s free. Programmes giving admission to all gardens and events available at Glaisdale village shop from June 1, the Robinson Institute or Church Rooms or at any open gardens on the day. Craft and plant fair, scarecrows and refreshments. Proceeds for local charities, all welcome.

Dog fouling

The parish council has been made aware of increasing instances where dogs are allowed to foul parts of the parish - in particular Park View - without the mess being removed by the dog owners concerned. It is an offence punishable by a fine of up to £1,000 where action is taken. Pick up after your dog - it can be disposed of in any litter bin or in green domestic waste bins at home.


Dalesfolk next meets on Friday June 14 at 2pm in the Robinson Institute for a free and easy. The competition is for something beginning with the letter S.

Glaisdale Hunt

Glaisdale Hunt’s duck race and barbecue is on Saturday July 6 at the Board Inn, Lealholm. The duck race starts at 5pm and the barbecue is at 6pm. All welcome.



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

Goathland YCA

Goathland YCA is inviting both men and women to an open meeting in the village hall on Thursday July 4, 2-4pm. Admission free but donations for ACWW, there will be a cake stall, raffle and refreshments. Speaker Hazel Armstrong is active in the Associated Country Women of the World organisation, has visited many of the projects supported by the group, working with some of the poorest women in the world, helping to provide clean water supplies, health facilities, education, self sufficiency programmes and simple business opportunities. For further details contact Brenda on 896400 or Sarah on 896144.

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, and 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.

Hog roast

Goathland Hunt hog roast on Saturday June 15 at Woodhill Farm. For tickets ring Dicky on 07778 803738 or Gill on 07866 273208.

Craft fair

Goathland Village Hall craft fair in the village hall from Tuesday June 11 to Thursday June 13, all welcome.

Parish Council

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

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.


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.

Parish Council

The next meeting of Grosmont Parish Council will be on Tuesday June 11 at 7.30pm in the cricket pavilion.

Writers’ Group

Grosmont Writers’ Group meets next on Thursday June 13 at 8.30pm in The Crossing Club. New members always welcome. Meetings are run by Antony Wootten.

Gardening Club

The next meeting of Grosmont Gardening Club is at 2pm on Wednesday June 19 in St Matthew’s Parish Church.

Tuesday Club

Grosmont Tuesday Club will be visiting Sunderland dog track on Wednesday June 19. The bus leaves at 5.15pm from outside the Co-op. For details contact Margaret Beesley on 895205.



There will be a concert at All Saints’ Church tonight, Friday June 7, at 7.30pm, with Lealholm Choir. Refreshments, raffle, admission £3, all welcome.


Then and Now, an exhibition of local life in Hawsker and Stainsacre villages, 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.

Fun Day

Fun Day and table tot sale tomorrow, Saturday June 8, in the village hall, 11am-3pm. There will be a baby and tots jumble, tombola, barbecue, bouncy castle, face-painting, cake stall and refreshments with lots of actities. Proceeds for Fylingdales pre-school, free entry and parking, all welcome.


Tennis Courts

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

Summer fair

Oakridge CP School PTFA is holding its summer fair at the school on Thursday June 27 from 6pm to 8pm. Various stalls include a cake stall, tombola, raffle, children’s stalls and a bouncy assault course. Anyone wishing to have a stall should contact the school on 840255. There is also a fancy dress competition for the children. Refreshments are available, all welcome.

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.

Brown Cow

On Tuesday June 11 there will be a quiz at the Brown Cow by Chunky Tiger with proceeds for Cystic Fibrosis, 9.15pm start, all welcome.

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.

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.

Hinderwell WI

Hinderwell WI meets on Monday June 10 in the Old School at 7pm. Catherine O’Connor will be giving a talk and tasting on English Cheeses. The competition is for a single rose, any medium. All ladies welcome.

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.


Pub quiz

Pub quiz on Sunday June 23 at 8pm at the Board Inn with all proceeds for the Esk Valley Theatre, all welcome.

Ley Hall

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



Dominoes at The Stiddy raised £100 for the air ambulance. Winners: 1 Elizabeth Sharp, 2 Sandra Young, 3 Bill Carr, 4 Geoff Jameson, least Dennis Welford. Dominoes on Monday will be for stationery, 8pm start, supper, raffle, good prizes, all welcome.

Lunch Club

Lythe Village Hall Lunch Club meets on Thursday June 20 for ham and egg salad, potato salad and rhubarb crumble and ice cream. To book ring Sally on 893226 or Wendy on 893536. New members always welcome.

Lythe Show

Date for the diary - Lythe Show will take place on September 14.


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.


The White Hart

Dominoes at the White Hart raised £160 for Goldsborough Under 9s. Unfortunately dominoes on Sunday June 9 have been cancelled. The next dominoes will be on Tuesday June 11 with proceeds for Mickleby Village Hall.

Folk Club

The White Hart Folk Club resumes tomorrow, Saturday June 8 at 8.30pm with guest artist Peter Bond, all welcome.

Robin Hood’s Bay


Bingo at Fylingdales Village Hall, on alternate Thursdays. Next bingo is June 13 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 June 10, 9.30am-noon. No charge, but any donations are welcome for village hall improvement funds.

Bay museum

Robin Hood’s Bay Museum, Fisherhead, is open daily (excluding Saturdays) from Sunday June 2 through to Sunday June 30, 2-4pm, free entry. Bookings can be made outside school hours and other groups, please email or ring Maggie Burchill 881252.

Laughter Club

Laughter Club, Wednesday June 12, 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 more information, contact Laura on 880908, email, or follow on Twitter @rhbaylaughter.

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.

Folk Weekend

Folk Weekend in Robin Hood’s Bay from today, Friday June 7 to Monday June 9. A free weekend of music sessions and singarounds, starting 8.30pm on Friday at Ye Dolphin with the Folk Club night. Events take place throughout the weekend in Ye Dolphin, the Bay Hotel, and in the Dock. Events are free, raffle available. For more information visit

Film Premiere

Film premiere in Fylingdales Village Hall - A Man Came From the Sea – a short work filmed in Robin Hood’s Bay. Two showings on Saturday June 15, 3pm and 7.30pm, along with two other short films – A Man Came Behind the Seanes and The Journey Home. Tickets £1, to book ring Katy Donkersley on 881042 or email Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments and bar available.


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

Isabel Blincow exhibition of paintings, tomorrow, Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9, 10am-4.30pm at the Old Coastguard Station, the Dock. Free admission, all welcome.

Horticultural Society

Fylingdales Horticultural Society summer outing this year is on June 19 to Harlow Carr RHS Garden. Coach pick up at Robin Hood’s Bay, Fylingthorpe, Hawsker, Whitby and Sleights. Cost £15, contact Kathryn Brown on 880476 to book.

Open Gardens

Open Gardens, Sunday June 9, 11am-5pm, Robin Hoods Bay and Fylingthorpe. More than 20 gardens open, refreshments available, tombola, book and plant sales, live music, table top stalls. Tickets £5 adult (accompanied children under 16 are free), available at Station Road Stores and at signposted gardens, funds raised go to the Alzheimer’s Society. For details call Sue 880948.

Craft fair

Craft Fair, Fylingdales Village Hall, Sunday June 9, 10am-4.30pm. A variety of local crafts will be on sale together with refreshments and home-baked cakes, etc. Free admission, donations to Yorkshire Air Ambulance. All welcome.

Open Studios

Open Studios, Rebecca Corner willow work, open studio, 14 Middlewood Lane, Fylingthorpe, tomorrow, Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9 and Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 16, 10.30am-5.30pm.

Fylingthorpe WI

Fylingthorpe WI meeting on Monday June 10, 2pm, at Wibury, Mount Pleasant North. Carolyn Fisher will be speaking on ‘Models 1 in 12 Scale’. All welcome.

History Group

Fylingdales Local History Group meets on Friday June 21 at 7.30pm, at Wibury, Mount Pleasant North. Susan Harrison from English Heritage will speak on ‘Archaeology of Whitby Abbey’, all welcome.


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

Fashion Show

Fashion show on Friday June 14 at 7.30pm in Fylingdales Village Hall. Clothing supplied by Bonmarché. Tickets £4 with free raffle, available from Jean McIntosh, call 880733. Bar available, and Kristy will have nail and beauty products on display.

Village Hall

Fylingdales Village Hall is looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on the management committee, to help with fund-raising, organisation, minor repairs, etc. If interested please call Rosemary King 880944.

Folk Club

Bay Folk Club, special guest Beggar’s Bridge, Friday June 21 from 8.30pm, at Ye Dolphin, King Street. All welcome, free admission, raffle.

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.


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.

Bridge Club

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

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 and 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

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.


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


Quiz night

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

Village Hall AGM

Ruswarp Village Hall AGM is on Friday June 14 at 6pm, all welcome. Committee members/friends are needed, anyone interested please ring 601954 for 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.



Dominoes at the Beach Hotel raised £85 for Zoe’s Place. Winners: 1 Ted Hicks, 2 Bernard Stonehouse, 3 Stan Leadbeater, 4 Jane Welford, least Christine Hodgkinson. Dominoes on Thursday will be for the air ambulance, 8pm start, raffle, good prizes, all welcome.


Dominoes drive

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

Quiz nights

Quiz night at the Salmon Leap Hotel on Wednesday June 12 at 9pm, all welcome.

Quiz night at the Plough Inn on Tuesday June 11, 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.


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.

Strawberry Day

The Methodist Women in Britain annual Strawberry Day is on Wednesday June 26 at Briggswath and Sleights Methodist Church from 10am to noon and 2-4pm. There will be a bring and buy stall, all welcome.

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 The website has a fresh look and feel and offers a wide range of new and improved features –

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

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


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 June 20.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Christ Church fete

The Christ Church annual fete is on Saturday July 20 in St Anne’s Hall at 2pm. There will be various stalls, tombola, cakes, pik-a-stik, bric-a-brac, books and nearly new clothes (not jumble). Donations would be much appreciated and can be left at 4 The Green or ring Joe on 840692. Raffle prizes for the grand draw also appreciated.