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News from around the villages of Whitby for the coming week


Tea dance

A tea dance will take place in the village hall on Sunday August 4. Afternoon tea will be served at 4pm followed by dancing led by LP School of Dancing. If you do not wish to dance you are welcome to enjoy others at their attempts. Tickets £5, contact Sandra on 810334. During the afternoon Aislaby 200 Club £1,000 six monthly draw will take place.

Aislaby 200 Club

Members are reminded that membership fees are now due. Weekly winners for July were: Mr and Mrs G Swalwell, Mrs M Mothersdale, Mr J Taylor, Miss J Benson and Mr M Dobson.


Shirley and Caroline are holding a final fund-raiser for Women V Cancer, with live music by Five Divide, at Whitby Pavilion on Friday September 6 at 7.30pm. Tickets, £6, payable at the door. During the evening there will be an auction, all welcome.


Dalesmen Singers

The Dalesmen Singers meet for rehearsals every Tuesday at 7.30pm in Danby Chapel – new members always welcome.

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.

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.

Coffee morning

The coffee morning from 10am-noon tomorrow in the village hall is in aid of church funds. Stalls will include cakes, produce, plants and next to new books, all welcome.

Treasure hunt

Castleton Cricket Club is holding a car treasure hunt starting from the club grounds between 6-7.30pm on Friday August 16. The cost is £5 per car and food and refreshments will be available at the finish. All welcome.

Tennis Club

Castleton Tennis Club’s annual knock-out tournament raised £72 and was won by Ben Adamson and Mark Tarrant, with runners-up Emily Dowson and Liz Lillie.

Village Hall AGM

The village hall AGM will be held at 8pm on Wednesday August 7, in the village hall,all welcome.



The Supermobile Library will be at the village hall car park on Thursday August 15 from 10.30am-12.30pm.

Heather Hopper

Heather Hopper (Esk Moors Active Ltd, Heather Hopper concert and theatre trips: Saturday August 10, Time of My Life by Alan Ayckbourn.

For bookings and details of all times and prices ring 07971 268676.

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.


Would you like to be the Danby correspondent for the Whitby Gazette? For details contact Bernice Smith on 829910.

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.

Danby Show

The committee would be grateful for any assistance setting up or on show day. Anyone who wishes to help can call Chairman Shaun Dowson on 0798985676.


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.

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.

Military whist drive

There will be a military whist drive in Egton Village Hall on Tuesday August 6 at 7.30pm, all welcome.


The July draw saw the following winners: £100 Martin Smith, £50 Tony Morgan, £20 Eva Everitt, £10 Jean Williamson, Tim Bolton and Margaret Bennett. This draw supports the Egton pavilion and playing field and support is most helpful.

Ladies Group

There will be no meeting of the Ladies Group in August.

Gooseberry Show

The Egton Bridge annual event, the oldest Gooseberry Show in the world, will be held on Tuesday August 6. All are welcome to visit this popular event held in St Hedda’s School.

Village Hall Dance

The next dance in the village hall is tonight, Friday August 2, at 7pm, admission £2.50 to include tea and biscuits. Dance group music, with all proceeds for the RNLI.

Coffee Morning

The Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Care takes place on Thursday September 26 from 10am-noon. All help will be appreciated.


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’.

Summer Walk

Fryup Village Hall Committee is holding its annual summer walk/barbecue on Sunday August 4 at 10.30am. The walk will start from the hall with the barbecue to follow. Bring own food, tea, coffee and cold drinks will be provided.


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.

Playground Funds

Two fund-raising events will be held this money to raise money for Glaisdale community playground. On Sunday August 11 there will be a quiz night at the Arncliffe Arms at 9pm. On Sunday August 10 there will be a barbecue and fun day from 1-4pm at the playground. Please support these events and help keep the playground open.

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.


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 a 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.

Craft fair

Goathland Village Hall craft fair in the village hall from Tuesday August 13 to Thursday August 15, all welcome.


Would you like to be the Goathland correspondent for the Whitby Gazette? For details call Bernice Smith on 829910.

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.

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.

Goathland Hunt

Goathland Hunt Show is on Sunday August 25 on Egton showfield. Starting at 1.30pm, free admission. Classes for hounds, beagles, whippets, terriers, lurchers and fun dogs. Sheep dog trials and terrier racing. For details ring Liz on 810264.


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.

Writers’ Group

Grosmont Writers’ Group meets on Monday August 5 in the Crossing Club at 8.30pm. It is led by Antony Wootten and new members are always welcome.

Beer Festival

Grosmont Beer and Music Festival will be held on Friday August 30 and Saturday August 31 in St Matthew’s Parish Church. Proceeds for church funds.



Then and Now, an exhibition of local life in Hawsker and Stainsacre villages, is being held in All Saints’ Church today, Friday August 2, 7-9pm, tomorrow, 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.

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; alternate Saturdays, dominoes, at 8pm.

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


Dominoes in Hawsker Parish Hall at 8pm on Saturday August 11, and every alternate week thereafter. Good prizes, refreshments, children welcome with adults.


Scarecrow Festival

Hinderwell Scarecrow Festival was a success and more scarecrows than ever were on display. The Great North Air Ambulance will benefit by £380, the total collected from donation buckets on High Street. The Scarecrow Café and headquarters, manned all week by Jane, Kath and volunteers sold a tremendous amount of scones, cakes and tombola tickets and raised a total of £1,600. A big thank you to all the bakers who kept the cake stall stocked and thank you to all those who donated tombola prizes. Money raised has been shared between St Hilda’s Playgroup and the Old School. Community support has been overwhelming and appreciated.

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.

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.

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.

Neighbourhood Watch

The Neighbourhood Watch scheme will start in Hinderwell soon,but needs a few more volunteers to be Co-ordinators. Whitby Police set up this scheme and co-ordinators assist by receiving messages either by telephone or e-mail. These messages are then passed onto neighbours. Co-ordinators can also pass on information back to the police

about incidents/issues that occur in your neighbourhood. Please contact Hinderwell Parish Office if you can assist on 841382.

Craft Workshop

There will be a free children’s fun craft workshop on Tuesday August 6 from 1-3pm in Hinderwell Village Hall. Come along and prepare your entries for the Hinderwell Show. All materials are provided. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult (please note one adult can be responsible for up to four children). Children up to 15 years of age are welcome. For details contact Janet Savage on 841289.

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.

Hinderwell WI

Hinderwell WI meets on Monday August 5 in the Old School at 7pm. Barry Foster will give a talk entitled ‘Encounters with the Famous’. The competition is for a pantomime poster, no larger than A4. All ladies welcome, for details ring 840343.

Brown Cow

A dominoes drive held at the Brown Cow raised £104 for the Old School and HInderwell Playgroup: winners, 1 Jane Ried, 2 Barbara Baker, 3 Elaine Halliday. A dominoes drive raised £105.50 for Breast Cancer: winners, 1 Robert Hart, =2 Steve Lynas, Pauline Harrison and Kath Todd, 3 Annie Prudom. A quiz raised £75 for the scarecrow workshops. Bingo raised £330 for junior cricket. Thanks to all who supported. The next dominoes drive at the Brown Cow is on Tuesday August 6 with proceeds for the Coble Courier, 8pm for 8.30pm start. There will be a quiz on Tuesday August 13 hosted by Richard Lythe with proceeds for Hinderwell football team, 9.15pm start, all welcome.


Ley Hall

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

Safari Lunch

Friends of Lealholm School will be having a safari lunch on Sunday September 29. There will be three courses with first sitting at 11.15pm and then every 45 minutes with the last sitting at 2.15pm. Adults £15, children up to 16 years £10. Drinks can be purchased with the main course. Tickets from the school on 897401.

Board Walk

Lealholm Board Walk takes place on Sunday August 25. the sponsored walk, from Goathland to Lealholm via Beck Hole, Grosmont and Egton Bridge, raising funds for the Great North air Ambulance. Buses leave Lealholm at 11.30am to go to Goathland and the walk starts at 12noon. Sponsor forms from Karen at the Board Inn on 897279. There will be evening entertainment with a barbecue, tombola and live music from The Committee and Something Nasty in the Hay Shed.


Rose Queen

The annual garden fete and crowning of the Rose Queen ceremony will take place in the grounds of The Old Mill on Tuesday August 6. Gates open at 1pm and admission is £2 for adults and 50p for children. There will be the usual stalls, raffle, tombola and games as well as cream teas, barbecue and ice creams. The crowning ceremony will take place at around 3pm and the children of the valley will entertain their new queen with a pageant. Car parking is free and there will be a shuttle bus to and from the gardens. In the evening there will be a half dominoes drive at 7.45pm in the village hall. Admission, which includes a pie and peas supper will be £4. All proceeds from the day will go towards the upkeep of Littlebeck Village Hall.

Coffee morning

Coffee morning at Littlebeck Methodist Church on Wednesday August 14 from 10am-12noon. There will be a bring and buy and cake stall with all proceeds for the Methodist Women in Britain.


A whist drive and raffle will be held at Liverton Village Hall, tonight, Friday August 2, from 7.30pm. All are 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.

St Oswald’s Church

St Oswald’s Church will have a Flower Festival from tonight, Friday 2 to Monday August 5. There will be a preview evening tonight at 7pm. Tickets £5 to include wine and nibbles and an organ recital by Stephen Maltby. The church will be open from 10am-6pm with free parking. Tomorrow, Saturday, there will be a cake stall and tombola and cream teas will be served each day. On Sunday there will be Patronal Eucharist at 10am for the whole of the Mulgrave benefice and a songs of praise at 6pm. All welcome.


White Hart

Charity dominoes at the White Hart raised £325 on the night, towards the Air Ambulance in memory of Graham Simpson. The fun pub quiz on Tuesday August 6 will be for Crohn’s Disease, with quiz master Pete Trott.

Folk Club

The White Hart Folk Club will meet as usual on Saturday August 3 at 8.30pm. Singers and musicians are especially welcome.


Treasure hunt

Moorsholm Memorial Hall barbecue and walking treasure hunt will be held from 6-8.30pm tomorrow, Saturday August 3. Adults £7, children £4, please provide your own drinks. For further information contact Peter Smith on (01287) 660839. All welcome.

Robin Hood’s Bay


Bingo at Fylingdales Village Hall, on alternate Thursdays. Next bingo is August 8 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 August 5, 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.

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


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.

Thorpe Sports

Thorpe Sports takes place on the Sportsfield, Middlewood Lane, on Sunday August 4. Gates open at 1245pm, with the children’s Fancy Dress competition judged at 1pm, followed promptly by all the usual races and tug-o-war. Refreshments available. Residents and visitors welcome.

Rockpool Rambles

Rockpool Rambles with National Trust rangers, Tuesday August 6, 11am-1pm, Friday August 9, 1-3pm and Thursday August 29, 5-7pm. Discover the world between the tides. Wear wellies and meet on the slipway outside the old Coastguard Station. Advance booking essential, phone 885900.

Exhibition of paintings

Gail Hurst and Sue Morton exhibition of paintings of the elements, coastal scenes, water and landscapes, until Sunday August 4, at the National Trust Old Coastguard Station, free entry.


Yoga classes in the village hall, 11am-12.30pm every Thursday and from 5-6.30pm. Suitable for all levels of fitness.

For details contact Penny on 881253.


Robin Hood’s Bay Artists Collective, exhibition of stone cutting, fine art, enamelling and collage, Monday August 5 to Sunday August 11, at the National Trust Old Coastguard Station, 10am-4pm, free entry.

Val Collinson exhibition of silk painting and semi-precious jewellery at the National Trust Old Coastguard Station, Monday August 12 to Sunday August 18, 10am-4pm, free entry.

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

Craft fair

Craft fair in Fylingdales Village Hall on Sunday August 11, 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.

Garden party

Community garden party, a Fylingdales Churches Together event, on Wednesday August 14, 1-4pm at Thorpe Hall, by kind permission of the owners. Refreshments available, live music, and various stalls in aid of local and national charities. All welcome. If you would like to help call Louise Ryder 880053.

Fossil Walks

Fossil walks with the North East Yorkshire Geology Trust, Friday August 2, 6-8pm; Wednesday August 7, 1030am-1230pm; Thursday August 8, 11am-1pm; Tuesday August 13, 2-4pm; Wednesday August 14, 3-5pm. See fossils of hundreds of Jurassic sea creatures, £2 per person, free for members of the Geology Trust, meet at slipway at the Dock. For more information call 881000 or email

Coasty Creations

Coasty Creations at the National Trust Old Coastguard Station with artist Rob Parkin, Wednesday August 21 and Friday August 23, both days at 11am. Go beachcombing and create your own artwork from the treasures you find. Advance booking essential, phone 885900.


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.

Garden Open Day

The Parish of Whitby with Ruswarp is holding a Garden Open Day at Mulgrave Castle by kind permission of the Marquis of Normanby on Sunday August 11 between 2-5pm. Afternoon tea will be served in a marquee and there will be cakes, books and tombola. Everyone welcome, all proceeds for parish funds.


Anyone interested in helping out with the little garden or weeding in and around Ruswarp, contact 820860, 604992 or 601500.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea will be served in the beautiful surroundings of Carr Hall Gardens, The Carrs, Ruswarp on Sunday August 4, between 2.30-5pm. Admission is £5 which includes home-made tea. There will be a tombola. All proceeds will be for Marie Curie nursing services. Tickets can be booked by ringing Rose on 810473 or available on the day.


Craft fair

Craft fair in the Pyman Institute from Sunday August 4 to Wednesday August 7, 10am-4.30pm, all welcome, admission free.


Tea party

Afternoon tea will be served in the beautiful surroundings of Carr Hall Gardens, The Carrs, Ruswarp on Sunday August 4, between 2.30-5pm. Admission is £5 which includes home-made tea. There will be a tombola. All proceeds will be for Marie Curie nursing services. Tickets can be booked by ringing Rose on 810473 or available on the day.

Quiz nights

Quiz night at the Salmon Leap Hotel on Wednesday August 7 at 9pm, all welcome.

Quiz night at the Plough Inn on Tuesday August 6, 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.

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.

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.

Duck Race

Sleights Cricket Club duck race takes place on Sunday August 25 at the road bridge and footbridge at Sleights Station at 2pm. Tickets £2, with £500 worth of prizes available, from players and committee members, the Salmon Leap Hotel and the Plough Inn.

Sleights Show

Sleights Horticultural Show will be held on Saturday August 17 on the sports field, Lowdale Lane. Schedules are free and can be picked up at any of the shops or pubs in the village. Enter any event that suits you - the show relies on your support. Free car parking, Hunmanby Band and many more attractions. Gates open at 1.30pm, for details contact the secretary, Sue Atkinson, on 600177.


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 Sneaton Village Hall Secretary for details and bookings on: 07791889737 or email

Garden fete

St Hilda’s Church, Sneaton, will be holding its annual garden fete on Tuesday August 13 at 2.30pm in the Old Rectory Gardens by kind permission of Mr I Buckle. There will be a children’s fancy dress competition, various stalls, raffle and tombola. Teas will be served in the village hall. If wet the fete will be in the village hall.


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 August 15.

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.

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.

Parish Council

Hinderwell Parish Council has two vacancies for the Staithes Ward. Residents of the parish who would like to become a member should contact the clerk Carol Barker 841 382.


Old Time Dance

Old time and sequence dance at St Anne’s Hall on bank holiday, August 26. Starting at 8pm with faith supper and raffle. Music by Night Owl, admission £2.50 with all proceeds for St Catherine’s Hospice Whitby Day Centre. All welcome.

Coffee morning

Macmillan Nurses Biggest Coffee Morning will take place in St Anne’s Hall on Saturday September 28 from 10am-12noon. Various stalls including cake and crafts, raffle and refreshments, all welcome.

Flower festival

Christ Church Flower Festival takes place from Friday August 23 until Monday August 26. The church will be open 10am-4pm daily, but on Sunday 11am until Songs of Praise at 6pm. Refreshments will be served in the church, all welcome.


Village hall

The newly refurbished village hall offers the following events during August: Wednesdays, 7pm, 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.