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News from around the villages for week starting Friday 28 June


Summer concert

A summer evening concert of light classical music will be held in Aislaby Parish Hall tonight, Friday 28 June, at 7pm by the Daleside Ensemble and supporting singers and entertaining poetry readings. Tickets of £3 to include glass of wine and light refreshments.

Summer fete

St Margaret’s Church will hold its annual summer fete on Saturday July 6 on the village green and parish hall at 2pm. Usual stalls of cakes, produce, bric a brac, tombola, raffle and refreshments, all welcome.


Dalesmen Singers

The Dalesmen Singers meet for rehearsals every Tuesday at 7.30pm in Danby Chapel – new members always welcome. The next concert is a joint concert with the Marsh Ladies Choir at 7pm tomorrow, Saturday June 29, at St Hilda’s Church, West Cliff, Whitby.

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 July 4.

Dance class

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

Esk Moors Caring

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

Whitby Shopper

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

Coffee morning

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

Whist drive

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

Marie Curie

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

Terrier Show

The Farndale Hunt Hound and Terrier Show is being held at 1.30pm on Sunday June 30 at Low Harland Farm, Farndale. For details ring M Tinsley on 0175140749.



The Supermobile Library will be at the village hall car park on Thursday July 4 from 10.30am-12.30pm.

Heather Hopper

Heather Hopper (Esk Moors Active Ltd, Heather Hopper coffee and lunch trips: Heather Hopper coffee and lunch trips: Tuesday July 2, coffee at Glaisdale; Monday July 8, Fletcher’s Farm, Great Ayton for lunch; Wednesday July 10, coffee at Lealholm shop; Tuesday July 16, coffee at Stamps, Great Ayton; Tuesday July 23, lunch at the Old Tea Rooms, Scaling Dam; Monday July 29, Castleton Tea Rooms for lunch; Tuesday July 30, coffee at Penny Claire, Dunsley.

Heather Hopper retail therapy and days out: Wednesday July 3, tour and lunch at Cropton Brewery; Friday July 5 ‘Rem on Wheels’ from Glaisdale; Tuesday July 9, Castle Howard produce and craft fair; Thursday July 11, Air Museum, York; Saturday July 13, Saltburn Farmers’ Market; Monday July 15, Pickering Market; Wednesday July 17, Dalton Park; Friday July 19, ‘Rem on Wheels’ from Glaisdale; Monday July 22, shopping trip to Redcar; Wednesday July 31 Woldsway Lavender Farm, Malton.

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.

Esk Moors Active

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

Fancy a Cuppa

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


Adult karate classes at Danby Village Hall. 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.

Flower demonstration

A flower demonstration is to be held in the village hall on Monday July 8 entitled ‘Sunshine, Strawberries and Champagne’. The arrangements will be done by area demonstrator, Mildred Stafford. Tickets £6 available from Audrey Foster on 897298 and Ann Watson (01287) 660577. Doors open 6pm.

Church celebration

Danby Methodist Church anniversary celebration on Friday July 19 at 7.30pm. White Rose Singers followed by supper in the village hall. Admission is £6 including supper. Tickets from Mary Smith on (01287) 660164. Sunday July 21 morning worship at 10.30am with Rev Alan Coates. All proceeds from the celebrations to go to Danby Methodist Church funds.

Village Hall

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


Sunday lunch

The annual two-course Sunday lunch at Home Farm is on Sunday June 30 in aid of St Hilda’s RC Primary School, Whitby. Cost £12 adults, £6 primary school children. To book contact Alison on 893430.


Whist drive

Military whist drive in the village hall on Tuesday July 5 at 7.30pm, £1.50 entry, all welcome.

EPRA draw

The next Egton Parish Recreation Association draw will be at the Postgate, Egton Bridge, tonight, Friday June 28 at 8pm.

Old time dancing

The next dance in the village hall, organised by John and Mary Thompson, will be on Friday July 5 at 7pm with a faith supper and raffle. Quiz sheets, at £1 each, are available from Mary Thompson on 897353 or 07866 937400. Entrance £2.50 with Dance Group music and proceeds will be for the Esk Valley Summer Theatre. All welcome.

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.

Egton Surgery

The Egton surgery meeting held in the village hall had the largest attendance at a meeting in the hall ever, with people stood outside listening. The proposal by the Government to reduce funding to the surgery would have a serious effect on the surgery’s service to the local population. Those attending were advised by the chairman, Roger Everitt, to write to their MP objecting to this proposed massive reduction to funding of what is considered to be one of the best and most efficient practices in the country.

Treasure hunt

Egton CofE School will be having a walking treasure hunt on Friday July 19. Starting at 6pm at Grosmont sports field with a barbecue afterwards, cost £2.50, £1.50 for children. Tickets from the school on 895369 or Ann Ogram.

Egton Ladies’ Group

The next meeting of the Egton Ladies’ Group will be on Wednesday July 3 when Sue Procter an Holistic Therapist, will speak about ‘Raiki’ at 2pm. All ladies welcome.

Community library

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

Egton School

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


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.


Treasure Hunt

Fryup Dales village hall car treasure hunt is today, Friday June 28, leaving Fryup Village Hall between 6-7pm. Everyone welcome.

Craft Day

Fryup Village Hall is holding another craft day on Saturday July 13 from 10.30am-3.30pm. This year, instead of just knitting, there will be rag rug making. Entry is free but refreshments are available for a small charge. There will also be other craft stalls which will have items for sale.

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’.


Strawberry teas

Strawberry teas will be held on Saturday July 6, between 2-5pm, at the Ley Hall, Lealholm. Sandwiches, cream scones, home-made cakes etc, plus stalls and competitions. Proceeds for Breast Cancer Care, all welcome.

Heather Quilters

The Heather Quilters patchwork group meets fortnightly on Wednesdays in the Robinson Institute. 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.

Esk Valley Theatre

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

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

Open Gardens

Glaisdale Open Gardens will take place this weekend, 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.

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.

Glaisdale Cricket Club

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

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


The next Dalesfolk meeting is today, Friday June 28 at 2pm when the speaker will be Tom Flintoft, My Journey from Fryup to Durham. The competition is for something beginning with the letter T.

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.

Charity evening

Charity bash with hog roast and Woody’s Disco on Saturday July 6 and 7pm, at Head House Farm, Fryup. Tickets £12.50, under 13s £5. For tickets ring 897285 or 07970104859. Proceeds to be split between Great North Air Ambulance, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research and Epilepsy Research.



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

St Mary’s Church

St Mary’s Church will be decorated with blue and white flowers for the Patronal Festival Weekend which is this weekend, Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30. Benefice parish Communion on the Sunday is at 10.30am.

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. 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.

Goathland Hunt

Steak barbecue with live music from Irish band Shamrock at Thackside Farm, Goathland, on Saturday July 20, 7.30pm onwards. Licensed bar. For tickets ring Graham on 07774 958394.

Craft fair

Goathland Village Hall craft fair in the village hall from Tuesday July 16 to Thursday July 18, all welcome.

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.

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 July 9 at 7.30pm in the cricket pavilion.

Tuesday Club

Grosmont Tuesday Club meets next Tuesday July 2 at 7.30pm for a barbecue at Woodside. New members always welcome. Contact Margaret Beesley on 895205.

Writers’ Group

The next meeting of Grosmont Writers’ Group will be on Thursday July 11 at 8.30pm in the Crossing Club. It is led by Antony Wootten and new members are always 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.

Sports Day

Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre village sports day will be held in the village hall on Saturday July 6 at 2pm. Races start at 2.30pm prompt. Refreshments and tombola, all welcome.

Hawsker Village Hall

Due to illness Hawsker Village Hall needs a new cleaner immediately - 2.5 hours a week. For details contact Derek Harmer on 880185.

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


Tennis Courts

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

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. Mondays during term time, Hinderwell Village Hall, 9.30-11.30am. Contact 01609 533819 for details.

Hinderwell Show

Hinderwell show quiz to be held on Wednesday July 3 at Whitby Conservative Club.Doors open at 7pm, quiz starts at 8pm. Entry £8 per team of four to include supper. Raffle. All proceeds for Hinderwell show. Ring Chris Roberts 07985 307962 or Angela Goodberry on 601293 to register a team. Please come along and enjoy this fun night.

Scarecrow Festival

Scarecrows will be on display from 11am on Sunday July 21 to Sunday July 28 this year. Scarecrow headquarters and cafe will operate as in previous years. Scarecrow workshops are now being held in St Hilda’s Old School on Tuesdays 2-4pm and Wednesdays 7-8pm. Janet and helpers will help you to make your scarecrow. All welcome.

Methodist Chapel

Hinderwell Methodist Chapel will celebrate its 140th anniversary on Sunday June 30. A Songs of Praise Service will be held at 6pm. Hymns will be introduced by Thelma Hobday of Ainthorpe. Organist Ken Thwaites and soloist Janet Lonsdale. Everyone is welcome to join singing favourite hymns. Coffee and biscuits to follow.

Old School

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

Village Hall

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

Parish council

Hinderwell Parish Council has welcomed vehicle activated signs that arrived last week. These signs will be in situ for six weeks during June and July and will then return in November in new locations including at Staithes. The parish council would welcome comments on their effectiveness at slowing traffic. Contact them on 841382 or e-mail or tell one of the councillors in person.

Dominoes drive

The Brown Cow will be holding a dominoes drive on Tuesday July 2, 8pm for 8.30pm. Proceeds to Breast Cancer, all welcome.


Ley Hall

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

Strawberry teas

Strawberry teas will be held on Saturday July 6, between 2-5pm, at the Ley Hall. Sandwiches, cream scones, home-made cakes etc, plus stalls and competitions. Proceeds for Breast Cancer Care, all welcome.

100 Plus Club

Lealholm CC 100 Plus Club June draw results: £20 Mrs O Atkinson; £10 Mr G Peace, Mr and Mrs G Richardson; £5 Mrs E Winspear, Mr M Fletcher, Mr T Hoggarth, Mr J Fawcett.


Village hall quiz

Following the success of last summer’s quiz organised by John Stamp, there will be another quiz at Littlebeck Village Hall tomorrow, Saturday June 29 at 7.30pm. This will be fun for all the family. Bring a team or make one up when you arrive. There is no admission charge and bring own food and drink. Tea and coffee will be served. All welcome.



Dominoes at The Stiddy raised £90 for the Onion Club. Winners: 1 Christine Hodgkinson, 2 Bert Dooley, 3 Beryl Willis, 4 Adrian Trowsdale, 5 Gilbert Harrison, least Bill Carr. Dominoes on Monday will be for the Christmas party, 8pm start, supper, raffle, good prizes, all 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.

Open Gardens

Mulgrave Castle open gardens on Sunday July 7 from 1-5pm. Cream teas, tombola, book stall, cake stall, plant stall. Guided tour of the gardens. Entrance £3.50, children free and car parking free. In aid of Mulgrave Community Sports Association.


The White Hart

Charity dominoes at the White Hart raised £255 for the Great North Air Ambulance in memory of Graham Simpson. There will be another fund-raiser in Graham’s memory later in July. There will be no dominoes this week as it is the fun pub quiz in aid of Muscular Distrophy. Quiz masters are Andrew and Sheila Sloan.

Folk Club

The White Hart Folk Club meets as usual at 8.30pm tomorrow, Saturday 29 June. Special guest artist is Jon Harvison. Everyone welcome.

Robin Hood’s Bay


Bingo at Fylingdales Village Hall, on alternate Thursdays. Next bingo is July 11 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 July 8, 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) until Sunday June 30, 2-4pm, free entry. Bookings can be made outside school hours and other groups, please email or ring Maggie Burchill 881252.

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.


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

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.

Mens’ Institute

The Men’s Institute AGM will take place on Sunday June 30 at 4.30pm, at the institute.

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.


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 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.

Womens’ Institute

Womens’ Institute meeting on Monday July 8 at 2pm, at Wibury, Mount Pleasant North. Barry Foster will be speaking on ‘Encounters with the Famous’. All welcome.


Quiz night

The Bridge Inn has a quiz night every Thursday at 8.30pm. Tomorrow, Saturday June 29 Mark Liddell will be entertaining.

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.


Craft fair

Craft fair in the Pyman Institute this weekend, Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30, 10am-4.30pm, admission free, all welcome.


Tea party

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

Quiz nights

Quiz night at the Salmon Leap Hotel on Wednesday July 3 at 9pm, all welcome.

Quiz night at the Plough Inn on Tuesday July 2, all welcome.


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

Craft Group

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

Dance class

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

Church House

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

Sleights Village Hall

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

Children’s dance

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


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 July 4.

Strawberry teas

Strawberry teas with scones and cream in Staithes Village Memorial Hall on Wednesday July 10 at 3pm. Entry £4 on the door, grand raffle and musical interlude by Filip Cieslik. All proceeds for the new Cobile Courier Bus Fund.


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.