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Shirley and Carolyn are holding a final fund-raiser for Women V Cancer, with live music by Five Divide, at Whitby Pavilion on the new date of Friday September 20 at 7.30pm. Tickets, £6, payable at the door. During the evening there will be an auction, all welcome.

Aislaby Show

Aislaby show will be held in the parish hall on Wednesday September 18 at 7pm. For entry schedules contact Margaret Thompson on 810944 or Irene Williams on 600281.

Dominoes Drive

Dominoes drive in the parish hall on Monday September 16 at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Parish Council

Aislaby Parish Council meets in the parish hall on Tuesday September 17 at 7pm.

Coffee Morning

Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in the parish hall on Saturday September 28, 10.30am-noon. There will be a cake stall and raffle. Entrance of £2 includes coffee, tea and scones. 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.

Castleton Show

Castleton Show will be held on the cricket field tomorrow, Saturday September 14. Exhibits should be staged by 10.30am, and the show field opens at noon. The show will include a terrier show, lurcher show and a ferret show as well as a motorcycle trials display, classic and vintage cars and motorcycles, vintage engines, a mini football tournament for juniors, tug of war, archery, birds of prey display, fancy dress competition, craft stalls and a tombola and raffle. Music will be provided by the Downe and Outs Jazz Band. Schedules are available from some local shops and from the secretary, Linda Raw, on (01287) 660409. Admission is £3 for adults, including car park, OAPs and children £1.50. Entries close on Monday September 9. Please note that there will be no pony sports. Anyone with trophies from previous years, please return them to the secretary.

Coffee Morning

The coffee morning from 10am-noon tomorrow in Castleton Village Hall is in aid of the Over-60s Club funds, all welcome.

Dalesmen 100 Club

Winners of the August draw of the Dalesmen 100 Club were £75 Joe Harrison and £25 Peter Smith. The next concerts by the Dalesmen Singers are at 7.30pm on Saturday September 21, at Kirkbymoorside Methodist Church and at 7.30pm on Saturday September 28, at Christ Church, Great Ayton.

300 Club Draw

Winners of the August draw of the Danby and District Sports Association 300 Club were £50 Drs Ditchburn, £20 Mary Caffry and £10 each Fiona Motley and Harry Scott. Tickets are available from M Cook on (01287) 660676.

Harvest Auction

There will be a Harvest Home auction at 8pm on Sunday at The Downe Arms. All proceeds will go to the Over-60s Club and donations of produce will be very welcome.

Play and Sports AGM

Castleton Play and Sports Area AGM at 7.30pm on Tuesday September 24, at Castleton School. Please support your local play area.


A Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning will be held from 10am-noon on Friday September 27 in Castleton Village Hall. There will be a cake stall, gifts, cards, produce and a raffle. Donations of cakes, jams, chutneys, marmalade, etc, and raffle prizes will be very welcome and can be left at Champion’s forecourt shop. For details contact Joyce on (0128)7 660203.

Shopping Trip

The annual Christmas shopping trip to York will be on Thursday November 28. The bus leaves Danby Village Hall at 9am, picking up at Danby School and Old Man’s Park, Castleton, and leaving York again at 4.30pm. The cost is £7.50, to be paid at time of booking. To book ring Diana on (01287) 660153.



The Supermobile Library will be at the village hall car park on Thursday September 26 from 10.30am-12.30pm.

Danby Village Hall

Anyone wishing to book Danby Village Hall or discuss competitive rates for hire, contact Jill on (01287) 660265 or Mary O’Donnell on (01287)669051.

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 07962985215.

Danby Health Shop

Solgar expert will be in store between 9.30am and noon. Free 15 minutes appointments available.

Appointments available with nutritionist Gareth Zeal, offering nutritional consultations and food sensitivity testing. Limited spaces, booking essential.

For more information or to book an appointment, call in store or ring (01287) 669200.

Bad Apple

The Bad Apple Theatre Company presents Eddie and the Gold Tops at Danby Village Hall on Friday October 11 at 7.30pm. This hilarious comedy is set against music from the swinging 60s. Tickets £6 adults, £3 children, from Danby Health Shop, or ring Les on (01287) 660297.


Old Time Dancing

Sequence and old time dancing in the village hall on Monday September 23, dancing to Dance Group Music. Faith supper, raffle, admission £2.50. The evening is organised by Jean and Yeoman Williamson to raise funds for Grosmont Church for a speaker and loop sound system to be installed.

Farmhouse Supper

A farmhouse supper will be held in the village hall on Friday September 20. Two sittings, 6.30pm and 8pm. Tickets, £9 from Eva Everitt on 895452 or Peter Godbold on 895514.

Coffee Morning

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


The next Egton Parish Recreation Association August draw will be held in the Wheatsheaf, Egton, on Friday September 20 at 8pm.

Annual Pet Service

This annual Pet Service will be held in the Mortuary Chapel, Glaisdale Lane, at 3pm on Sunday October 6. All children, adults and their pets are especially welcome to this service. Please try and attend, with or without, your pet .


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’.


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.

Glaisdale Hunt

The coffee morning due to be held in the Church Rooms tomorrow, Saturday September 14, has been cancelled.

Hog roast and disco on Saturday October 12 at 7.30pm in the Robinson Institute. Tickets from Chris on 07947 993852 or Robin on (01287) 660042.

Heather Quilters

Heather Quilters group meets in the Robinson Institute on Wednesday September 18, 10.30am-4pm.


Howden Jones concert in the Robinson Institute on Saturday October 5, 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets £10, children £5, to include supper, from Sue on 897351. Bring own drinks.

Coffee morning

Macmillan coffee morning on Saturday September 21, 10am-12.30pm in the Church Rooms, all welcome.

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.


The next Dalesfolk meeting is on Friday September 20 at 2pm when the speaker will be David Smith from Danby on Harvest Recollections. The competition is for something beginning with the letter X. There will be a harvest tea.


Craft fair

Goathland Village Hall craft fair in the village hall from Tuesday September 24 to Thursday September 26, 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, 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.

Art Group

The Art Group restarts in the village hall on Tuesday 5 November at 2pm, all welcome.

Goathland Pony Club

The annual hunter trials is on Sunday September 15 at Hamley Hagg Farm, Appleton Le Moor. Classes and jumps to suit all abilities. For further details and schedule details contact Jill on 07989 153566 or email


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.

Barn Dance

A barn dance is to be held in St Matthew’s Parish Church tomorrow, Saturday September 14, at 7pm with music by The Moorlanders. Tickets £7, including a pie and peas supper with real ale supplied by The Crossing Club. Only advance tickets guarantee supper. Tickets from Tammy on 895309 or from George at the Post Office (morning) and Bookshop (afternoon). All proceeds for church funds.

Writers’ Group

The next meeting of Grosmont Writers’ Group will be on Monday September 16 at 8.30pm in the Crossing Club. It is led by Antony Wootten and new members are always welcome.

Garden Group

The next meeting of Grosmont Gardening Group is on Wednesday September 18 at 2pm in St Matthew’s Parish Church.


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.

Coffee morning

Coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Nurses in the village hall on Friday September 27 from 10am-12.30pm. Refreshments available, cake and book stalls and more. Free parking, all welcome.

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 tomorrow, Saturday September 21, and every alternate week thereafter. Good prizes, refreshments, children welcome with adults.


There will be a ceilidh with the Jack Hare Band on Saturday October 12, 7.30-11pm in the parish hall. Cost £5 adult, £2 children over 11 years and £1 under 11 years. Bring your own snacks and drinks. Hot drinks and squash will be provided. Raffle and any proceeds for the village hall refurbishment fund. Pay on the door, all welcome.

Onion Club

On Sunday September 8 the Windmill Onion Club held its annual show. Results: heaviest single, Simon Armistead, 4lb 12oz; Don Brown 4lb 9oz; Trevor Allison 4lb 3oz; Don Brown total 10lb 7oz; Simon Armistead total 9lb 8oz; Trevor Allison total 9lb 60z. A carnival evening with a large attendance followed the show when most of the produce was auctioned off, with a buffet supper and a successful raffle for club funds. Anyone, ladies or gentlemen, wishing to join the onion club should ring Brian McNeil on 603790.


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.

Parish Council

Hinderwell Parish Council has co-opted two new councillors, Bridget Sanderson and Phil Williams who have joined the council for the Staithes Ward.

Memorial Clock

Hinderwell’s war memorial clock is currently not working. It has been removed for repairs and will be back in place shortly.

Neighbourhood Watch

There has been a poor uptake of this and volunteers are still needed to assist. Please contact the parish clerk, Carol Barker, on 841382.


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.

Lealholm Choir

Lealholm Choir will be singing at Christ Church, Ugthorpe on Friday September 27 at 7pm, all welcome. Further details from Diana on 897246.



Zumba class in the village hall on Tuesdays, 7.30-8.30pm. Bring lots of water and wear comfortable shoes, all welcome.

Craft Group

Lythe Village Hall craft group meets on the first Monday of each month from 9.30am-noon. Bring any craft, knitting, crochet, needlework, patchwork or quilting etc, £1 charge, all welcome.


Dominoes at The Stiddy raised £71 for Lythe Village Hall. Winners: 1 Derrick Harding, 2 Bill Carr, 3 Alice Duell, 4 Sandra Young, least Shirley Barker. Dominoes on Monday will be for Crohn’s, 8pm start, supper, raffle, all welcome.

Lythe Show

Lythe Show takes place tomorrow, Saturday September 14, from 1pm, at Lythe Village Hall. Entries on the day to be submitted between 9-11am prompt. Lots of attractions throughout the day. Admission £2, children under 14 years free. For more details contact 893526.


Folk Club

The White Hart Folk Club meets as usual tomorrow, Saturday September 14, at 8.30pm for an evening of singers and musicians. New members are always welcome.

The White Hart

The fun pub quiz raised £113 towards Heritage Coast Live Sessions. Charity dominoes on Tuesday September 17 will be for Stokesley Farmer’s Beagles.

Robin Hood’s Bay


Bingo at Fylingdales Village Hall, on alternate Thursdays. The next bingo is September 19 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 dates are September 16 and 30, from 9.30am to 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


Junior football training in Fyling Hall School sports hall on Wednesdays 6.30-8pm, £2.

Fylingdales Football Club pre-season training programme on Wednesdays 6-7.30pm at Fyling Hall School. New players are welcome. For more information call Neil Brearley 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.

Bay Museum

Robin Hood’s Bay Museum, Fisherhead, is open daily (excluding Saturdays), 2-4pm until September 27 , free entry. Bookings can be made outside of regular hours for schools and other groups, email, or contact Maggie Burchill 881252.

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.


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


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


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.

History Group

Fylingdales Local History Group meets on Friday September 20, special meeting at earlier time of 6pm at Old St Stephen’s Church for tour of church and graveyard with Deb Gillanders. Everyone welcome.

Friends of Field

Friends of Kingston Field meeting, Wednesday September 18, 6pm, at Fylingthorpe Methodist Church.

Parish Council

Parish Council Meeting, Wednesday September 18, 7.30pm, at Fylingthorpe Methodist Church. All welcome, the public may put questions at the beginning of the meeting.


Propagansey 2013/, from September 14-22, 10am-4pm, Old St Stephen’s Church. A celebration and exhibition of traditional fishermen’s jumpers. Free entry.

Art Sale

Art sale, Friday September 20 from 6-9pm and Saturday September 21, 2-8pm, at Courtyard Cottage, Middlewood Lane, Fylingthorpe. Refreshments served, tombola and other stalls. Event to raise funds for Lauren Scott-Berry’s studies at Drama Studio London.

Badminton Club

Robin Hood’s Bay Badminton Club at Fylingdales Village Hall, seniors over 14 years of age, every Monday and Thursday, 7.30-9pm. All abilities welcome.

Folk Club

Folk Club with special guests, Friday September 20 Bill Adair and Friday September 27 Monkey’s Fist, at Ye Dolphin Pub, King Street, from 8.30pm. Free admission, raffle, all welcome.

Charity Football

Charity football match on Sunday September 22. Gates open at 12.45pm. Fylingdales Football Club vs Leeds United All Stars. Kickoff at 2pm. Magic Mike at half time, 2.45pm. Mini soccer for children, raffle, hot dogs, tea and refreshments available. Evening at Bay Hotel from 5pm, meet the players, auction of LUFC signed shirts. Funds raised go to cancer charities, £5 on the gate, £3 in advance from Bay Hotel and the Post Office, accompanied children are free.

Table Top Sale

Table Top Sale on Sunday September 22, 10am-4pm, in Fylingdales Village Hall. Bargains galore, refreshments on sale. To book a table £7, phone Kath 880589.

Dominoes Drive

Dominoes drive with pie and peas supper on Tuesday September 24, 7.30pm, Fylingdales Village Hall. Bar open. Tickets £4 each from 880589 or 880025. Suitable for children aged eight years and over accompanied by an adult. Raising funds for the village hall.

Life Saving Training

Defibrillator life saving training on Friday October 4, in Fylingdales Village Hall. Sessions from 5-6.30pm and 7-8.30pm, all free, adults only.


Words and Music at Back End, Sunday September 22, 4.30pm for 5pm start. An Equinoctical concert with the Whitby Community Choir and Bob Beagrie with Quickthorn and Gareth Sparks. Tickets £6 including a glass of wine, contact Deb on 07874 053289.

Onion Club Show

Fylingdales Onion Club Show, Saturday 14 September at the Grosvenor Hotel, viewing from 2pm, all welcome.


Quiz night

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


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

Handicraft Show

The Endeavour Group of Women’s Institutes is holding its annual produce and handicraft show in Ruswarp Village Hall on Saturday September 21. The hall will be open to the public at 2pm. Entry fee is £1 which includes tea and biscuits. All welcome.


Turned wooded and beaded jewellery at the Pyman Institute on Saturday September 28 and Sunday September 29, 10am-4pm, admission free, all welcome with profits to CAFOD.


Quiz Nights

Quiz night at the Salmon Leap Hotel on Wednesday September 11 at 9pm, all welcome.

Quiz night at the Plough Inn on Tuesday September 10, all welcome


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

Craft Group

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

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.

Sleights Village Hall

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

Model Railway Club

Whitby and District Model Railway Club meets in Church House at 7.30pm on Wednesday evenings. For details contact Mr D Griffiths on 606050 or Mr P Gallon on 840603.

Sleights YCA

Sleights YCA meets on the second Monday of the month, at 2pm in the village hall. Speakers at all meetings. New members and guests welcome. For details contact Jeanette Tomlinson on 811331.


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.

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.

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.

The Salmon Leap

The Salmon Leap Tuesday dominoes season is as follows: September 17, Young Farmers; September 24 Marie Curie Nurses. Dominoes start at 8pm and there are several slots still available.

Scones and Scrabble

Briggswath Methodist Chapel Schoolroom will have scones and scrabble on Wednesday September 18, 2-4pm.

Craft Group

The Craft Group meets in the Briggswath and Sleights Methodist Church Schoolroom on Tuesdays from 2-4pm.

Good News

The Good News Christian Library will be at the following venues: Friday September 13, 2-3pm, 39 Hermitage Way, Eskdaleside, home of Bernard and Beryl Kerr; Saturday September 24, 10-11am, coffee morning at Briggswath and Sleights Methodist Church.

Flower Club

Whitby Flower Club meets in the village hall on Monday September 23 at 2pm. The demonstration by Mildred Stafford is entitled Throw Caution to the Wind.

Now Fancy That!

Now Fancy That! is a new weekly community group starting in Sleights encouraging friendship and good conversation about things past and present. This is exercise for the jawbone and the mind in a light-hearted, fun way. The group will shape over time what it wants to do, so just come next Thursday September 12, initially to Briggswath Methodist Church from 10am noon (come and go as you will). For more information speak to Graham Storer on 810776.


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.

Dominoes Drive

Dominoes drive at the Salmon Leap Hotel on Tuesday September 17 at 8pm with proceeds for Young Farmers, all welcome.


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

St Hilda’s Church

As grave spaces are very limited in the existing churchyard, the church council is planning to reuse part of the old churchyard and has applied to the Consistory Court of the Diocese of York for permission to restrict the materials used in parts of the old churchyard being reused for reburials to native limestones, sandstones and slates, such new stones to be a minimum of 2” 6” high and a maximum of 3” 6” or their metric equivalents.

A similar notice to this is on display on the notice board outside the village hall. Further information is on the notice board if anyone wishes to object to any of the works or proposals.


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 September 26.

Coble Courier

Coble Courier Bus – for bookings and enquiries ring Christel on 841768. New volunteer drivers are urgently needed. If you feel you can help on an occasional basis ring Mike on 840900.

Staithes Village Hall

Activities in Staithes Village Hall: Fridays, 7pm country dancing; Saturdays, 7.30pm dominoes drive; second Monday in the month, 7pm Staithes WI; last Tuesday in the month, 10-11.30am, coffee morning for hall funds. For bookings ring 840374 or 07891 607786.


Coffee Morning

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


Village Hall

The newly refurbished Village Hall with under floor heating offers the following events: Monday, October 14, WW2 Crash on Warren Moor; Sewing workshops, Saturday September 14 and October 23; table tennis, 7pm Wednesdays.

The village hall has acquired indoor bowls equipment and activities will commence in September on a weekly basis. The hall is available for hire from £6 per hour or £30 for a full day. For more information ring Carol Wilson on (01287) 660461.