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Village news for week starting Friday 5 July


Mr & Mrs competition

A Mr & Mrs competition will take place at The Forge on Sunday July 7 at 7.30pm. Bring your partner along and enjoy the fun. Couples will be chosen at random to compete. Spectate or compete, all welcome.

Parish council

A meeting of Aislaby Parish Hall committee will be held on Monday July 8 at 7.30pm in the parish hall.

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.

Pond House

Pond House gardens, set in the middle of the village, will be open from 2pm tomorrow, in conjunction with the village fete, to raise funds for St Margaret’s Church.


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 7.45pm on Monday July 15 at South Cliff Methodist Church, Scarborough.


The Supermobile Library will be at the corner of Ashfield Road, 2-4pm, on Thursday July 18.

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 play area 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.

100 Plus Club

Winners of the June draw of Castleton, Danby and District Bowls 100 Plus Club were: £20 Liz Welsh, £10 each JB Thompson and Elaine Johnson and £5 Ruby Banks.

300 Club draw

Winners of the June draw of the Danby and District Sports Association 300 Club were: £50 Jenny Dowson, £20 Pat Feathertston and £10 each M Hodgson and Ann Watson.



The Supermobile Library will be at the village hall car park on Thursday July 18 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: 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; 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, Esk Valley 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.

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.

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.

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.


Old time dancing

The next dance in the village hall, organised by John and Mary Thompson, will be tonight, 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, 7.30-8.30pm; Friday, the first in each month, dancing to group music, 7pm, £2.50.

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.

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.

EPRA draw

The Egton Parish Recreation association June draw results saw the following winners: £100 Ben Tindall, £50 Neil Dowson, £20 Gwen Wilkinson, £10 Penny Bell, Leonora Elliott and Gavin Londsdale. The next draw will be held at the Horseshoe, Egton Bridge, on July 26 at 8pm.

Church fete

St Hilda’s Church annual church fete will be held in the village hall on Saturday July 13 at 2pm. Teas, various stalls and games to play. Proceeds for the church, all welcome.

Strawberry teas

St Hilda’s Church strawberry teas will be held at Westonby Farm, home of Mr and Mrs K Flintoft, on Sunday July 7, starting at 3.30pm, cumulating with an Ecumenical open air service at 6pm.


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 will resume on September 4.

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.

Glaisdale Hunt

Glaisdale Hunt’s duck race and barbecue is tomorrow, Saturday July 6, at the Board Inn, Lealholm. The duck race starts at 5pm and the barbecue is at 6pm. Free children’s trampoline, 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 will be a free and easy on Friday, July 12 at 2pm. The competition is for something beginning with the Letter U.

Glaisdale WI

Glaisdale WI meets on Thursday July 11 at 7.30pm in the Robinson Institute. Rebecca Tucker and Sally Robinson will be giving a talk on the history of jet.

Charity evening

Charity bash with hog roast and Woody’s Disco tomorrow, 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.

Goathland YCA

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.

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.

Pony Club Show

Goathland Hunt Pony Club annual show is on Sunday July 14 at Hinderwell Lane, Runswick Bay. Starting at 9.30am with showing classes, show jumping, gymkhana games. For details contact Jill on 07989 153566 or 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.

Parish Council

The next meeting of Grosmont Parish Council will be on Tuesday July 9 at 7.30pm in the cricket pavilion.

Writers’ Group

Grosmont Writers’ Group meets on Wednesday July 10, not Thursday 11. The meeting will take place at Eske Valley and not the Crossing Club. Newcomers always welcome. Contract Antony for directions - or ring 07719 814429. It is planned to return to the normal day and location for future meetings - alternate Thursdays in the Crossing Club, the next one being Thursday July 25.



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 and sports field tomorrow, 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.

Scarecrow Festival

Hinderwell Scarecrow and Gala Festival, featuring a week of events for all the family, starts on the afternoon of Sunday July 21 at the sports field. Attractions will include craft stalls, car boot, kiddies games, barbecue, ferrets and many more. All week the village will be invaded by scarecrows with daily events. The scarecrow headquarters and café at the Old School will host an exhibition from local artists. On Monday July 22 there is a family treasure hunt starting at the Badger Hounds.Tuesday July 23 is dominoes at the Brown Cow. Wednesday July 24 the Lealholm Choir will be in concert at the Methodist Chapel. Thursday July 25 there is a fun variety concert at Staithes Club headlined by Johnny and the Moondogs. The festival is concluded on Friday July 26 with a grand draw at the Brown Cow with entertainment from Mark Liddell. For further information, or to book a car boot space on the Sunday, contact 841704.

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.

Brown Cow

A dominoes drive held at the Brown Cow raised £104 for Beth Mead. Winners: =1 Annie Prudom and Barry Foster, 3 Phil Roche, least Glenis Sanderson. A quiz raised £71.55 for June Stubbs’ Cystic Fibrosis collection. Bingo raised £150 for Hinderwell Sports Club. Thanks to all who supported these events. There will be a quiz on Tuesday July 9, hosted by Chelsea Mick, with proceeds for the scarecrow workshops, 9.15pm start. Prize bingo is on Thursday July 11 with proceeds for the junior cricket club, 6pm for 6.30pm start, all welcome.

Hinderwell WI

Hinderwell WI meets on Monday July 8 at 7pm at the Old School. Brenda Proctor will be giving a talk entitled ‘History of Avon Products’. Bring along any old Avon products. The competition is a beauty hint. All ladies 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 tomorrow, 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.


Coffee morning

Coffee morning in Littlebeck Methodist Church on Wednesday July 10, 10am-noon. There will be a bring and buy stall with all proceeds for Whitby Street Angels.

Harvest Festival

The Community Gardening Project will be holding an early Harvest Festival in Littlebeck Village hall on Saturday July 20, 2-6pm. Barbecue food will be served from 4pm. Meat will be provided and everyone is invited to bring along ‘the fruits of your labour’, salad items and such that you have grown, to share with everyone. Cakes will also be welcome. For further details contact Deacon Helen Webster on 602248 or Hazel Green on 810216.

Rose Queen

Preparation are now under way for the garden fete and crowing of the Rose Queen ceremony which will take place in the grounds of the Old Mill on Tuesday August 6.



Dominoes at The Stiddy raised £80 for Christmas party funds. Winners: 1 Derrick Harding, 2 Bert Dooley, 3 Bernard Stonehouse, 4 Beryl Willis, least Dennis Welford. There will be no dominoes until September.


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

Dominoes at the White Hart raised £210 for Stokesley Farmers’ Beagles. Dominoes on Tuesday will be for Mickleby Village Hall. Sunday lunchtime live Jazz returns on Sunday July 14 with Brian Carrick and The Algias Stompers.

Folk Club

The White Hart Folk Club meets at usual tomorrow, Saturday July 6, at 8.30pm for an evening of singers and musicians. The following Saturday July 13, guest artists will be Barrie and Ingrid Temple.

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.

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.

History Group

Fylingdales Local History Group meets on Friday July 19 at 7.30pm at Wibury, Mount Pleasant North. Kate Horne from National Trust will speak on ‘Bringing Heritage Alive on the Yorkshire Coast’. All welcome.

Folk Club

Folk Club with special guest Steve Turner on Friday July 19 at Ye Dolphin Pub, King Street, from 8.30pm. Free admission, raffle, all welcome.

Laughter Club

Laughter Club, Wednesday July 10, 2-3pm, in the village hall. All welcome, it’s free, but donations welcome. For details contact Laura on 880908, email, or follow on Twitter @rhbaylaughter.


Going Grey, a musical by ECR Roberts, presented by Drip Drop Theatre, Saturday July 20, 7.30pm in the village hall. Tickets £6 on the door, or from

Parish council

Fylingdales Parish Council meeting on Wednesday July 17, 7.15pm for 7.30pm, Methodist Church Rooms, Fylingthorpe. Members of the public are welcome and may put questions at start of meeting.

Summer fair

Summer fair in support of Fylingdales School on Sunday July 21, 10.30am-4pm, in the village hall. Tombola, raffle, and cakes, books, plants and children’s clothing stalls. Refreshments available at café and bar, plus a chocolate fountain. Games, art activities and entertainers. To book a stall contact the school. Donations of prizes and/or baking are welcome.

Bay Museum

Robin Hood’s Bay Museum, Fisherhead, is open daily (excluding Saturdays) to the end of August, 12-4pm, free entry. Bookings can be made outside of regular hours for schools and other groups, email, or contact Maggie Burchill 881252.

History walk

Guided history walk in Old Bay tomorrow, Saturday July 6, at 2.30pm. Meet at the slipway outside the Old Coastguard Station, no advance booking necessary, £4 per adult, £3 per child. For details call Laura 880908.

Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter session with Fylingdales WI on Thursday July 18, 2-4pm at Wibury, Mount Pleasant North. £1 including refreshments, all welcome. For details contact Margaret on 880634.

Mens’ Institute

The Robin Hood’s Bay Men’s Institute on King Street welcomes new members, both men and women. To see the facilities, contact John in the workshop below the institute, most days except Wednesdays.


Quiz night

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

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 £100 for Diabetes. Winners: 1 Alice Duell, 2 Doreen Dunn, 3 Jackie Jobling, 4 Chris Jobling, least Beryl Willis. There will be no dominoes until September.

Craft fair

Craft fair in the Pyman Institute on Saturday July 20 and Sunday July 21, 10am-4.30pm, all welcome, admission free.


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 10 at 9pm, all welcome.

Quiz night at the Plough Inn on Tuesday July 9, 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 Zumbatomic dance exercise classes start in the village hall on Thursday July 11 for five weeks, 5.45-6.45pm followed by adults, 7-8pm. For prices and details contact Rachel on 003538 68340451.

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.

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.


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.


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, all welcome.


The Supermobile Library service will be at the car park between 5-7pm on Thursday July 18.

Strawberry teas

Grand launch of the new Coble Courier bus on Wednesday July 10 at 3pm in Staithes Village Memorial Hall. Comedy entertainment from What A Polavor and strawberry teas with scones and cream, £5 on the door. Prize raffle and musical interlude by Filip Cieslik. All welcome with proceeds for the Coble Courier Bus Fund.

Table top sale

Staithes Village Hall Management Committee is holding a table top sale in conjunction with the coffee morning on Tuesday July 30. To book a table (£8) or for details ring 840374. During the coffee morning representatives from Choice 4 Energy will be available to give advice on energy efficiency.

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.

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.

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.


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 appreciated and can be left at 4 The Green or ring Joe on 840692. Raffle prizes for the grand draw also appreciated.


Village hall

The newly refurbished village hall offers the following events during July and August: History Group, 7pm, Monday July 8, Mags Waghman speaking on Microliths from the Moors; Saturday July 20, 10am-4pm, Making a Sewing Companion, class using several sewing techniques; Wednesdays, 7pm during July and August, table tennis group; Monday August 12, 7pm, History Group, Carol Wilson on the History of Christ Church, Westerdale; Saturday August 17, 10am-4pm, Finish Your Own Sewing Projects. The village hall has acquired indoor bowls equipment and activities will commence in September on a weekly basis.

Watch Wimbledon mens finals in the village hall on Sunday July 7 from 12.30pm. Watch the match followed by pooled lunch (savoury only) and strawberries and cream, £2 per person. To make sure there are enough strawberries ring Louise on (01287) 660873 or Carly on (01287) 660397.