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News from around the villages for week starting Friday 3 May


Safari supper

A safari supper in aid of Women V Cancer will be held on Friday 17 May. For tickets contact Shirley Beeforth on 606707 daytime or 895228 evenings or weekends, at £12.50.

Rogation Walk

St Margaret’s Church will host a Rogation walk around the village, meeting at the church at 1.50pm. A walk around the village will start at 2pm. A service will follow in church at 3pm with a faith tea afterwards. Anyone who does not wish to walk, please meet at the church just before 3pm.

Everyone welcome.

Coffee and cake

Coffee and cake will be served in the parish hall on Saturday 11 May between 10.30am-noon. Everyone welcome.

Christian Aid

Christian Aid Week is 12-18 May. Door to door collectors will be calling during that week. Please give them your support.

Parish Hall 200 Club

Aislaby Parish Hall 200 Club winners for April were Mrs M Wilson, Mrs R Fuller, Mr M Storr and Mr D Carrack.


Marie Curie

The Upper Esk Valley Marie Curie Cancer Care Group is holding a coffee morning from 10am-noon on Tuesday 7 May in the village hall. Stalls will include cakes, books and produce, and there will be a raffle, all welcome.

Dalesmen Singers

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


The Supermobile Library will be at the corner of Ashfield Road, 2-4pm, on Thursday 9 May.

Health Event

Health event for over 65s, their families and carers on Wednesday 8 May, 11am-2pm at the Bradbury Centre. Drop-in any time, there will be a range of interactive information stalls and there will be an opportunity to share views. Free blood pressure checks. Refreshments available.

Whist drive

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

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.

Safari supper

Esk Valley Lifeline is having a safari supper on Friday 14 June with sittings half-hourly from 5-7pm and with stations at Aislaby, Egton, Commondale and Castleton, finishing at the Eskdale Inn, Castleton. Tickets are £15, ring 895532. Donations of tombola prizes would be greatly appreciated.

Coffee morning

The coffee morning from 10am-noon tomorrow in the village hall is in aid of Friends of Abbeyfield funds. There will be various stalls including bric-a-brac and cakes, as well as a raffle, all welcome.

100 Plus Club

Winners of Castleton, Danby and District Bowls 100 Plus Club April draw were: £20 Joe Thompson, £10 each Joe Dove and Jessie Morrison and £5 Hilda Flintoft.

300 Club draw

Winners of the Danby and District Sports Association 300 club April draw were: £50 Mike Grainger, £20 Steve Finch and £10 each Louise Dowson and Mr Peacock. Tickets for 2013 are available from M Cook on (01287) 660676.

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

Community Outreach is now offering the following services at a minimal cost: company in your own home, including a cuppa and a chat, reminiscence sessions, games and activity; assistance with shopping; taking to visit friends; lunch out; respite for a loved one. If you are interested in finding out more ringCarol or Karen 07582 295136.

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.


Safari suppers

The Danby section of the Methodist Church safari supper is on Friday 10 May, starting at Bransdale House Glaisdale. There are still a few places left, to book ring Ena Harker on 897219.

Esk Valley Lifeline will be holding a safari supper on Friday 14 June at various venues to be confirmed, which are likely to be in Aislaby, Egton, Commondale and Castleton. Tickets available from Joan Jackson on 895532 at £15.


The Supermobile Library will be at the village hall car park on Thursday 9 May from 10.30am-12.30pm.

Heather Hopper

Heather Hopper (Esk Moors Active Ltd, Monday mornings, swimming at Loftus Pool. Saturday 11 May, Sneaton Castle – NYM Chamber Music Festival, 7pm. For bookings and details of prices and times ring 07971 268676.

Fancy a Cuppa

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

Bank Holiday Sale

Sale in aid of Cancer Research UK on Bank Holiday Monday, 6 May, at Bridge Green, 10am onwards. Stalls include preserves, plants, bric-a-brac and small household items. There will also be another sale on Bank Holiday Monday, 27 May.

Educational grants

Ainthorpe Educational Trust is meeting on Monday 13 May. Applications for grants are invited from students who: are under the age of 25; are in need of financial assistance; are a resident in the parishes of Danby or Westerdale; have at any time attended a school in the parish of Danby. If you fit any of these criteria, send a detailed letter of application outlining your circumstances and intended area of study addressed to the secretary, Pam Shepherd, 12 Robin Hood Close, Castleton, YO21 2DH to arrive no later than Friday 10 May.


EPRA draw

There are still some numbers available in the Egton Parish Recreation Association draw. If you would like to support this contact Denise Londsdale. The next draw will be held at Ye Horseshoe Inn, Egton tonight.

Old time dancing

The next dance in the village hall will be tonight at 7pm. Admission will be £2.50 each to include tea and biscuits. There will be dance group music and a raffle with proceeds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Whist drive

There will be a military whist drive on Tuesday 7 May at 7.30pm. Admission £1.50, all welcome.

Egton PCC

Egton Parochial Church Council held an appraisal of the pews located in St Hilda’s Church. It was agreed that some of the pews are considered to be surplus to requirement and are not able to be used. It was agreed that they should be sold and funds so raised be used to make improvements in the church. If anyone is interested in purchasing a pew, either the small or large one, they should contact Roger Everitt on 895452 for further details.

Quiz night

There will be a quiz night in the village hall on Friday 17 May at 7pm organised by St Hilda’s Church. There will be a pie and peas supper and raffle and the tickets will be £5 each. Further details later.

Village Hall AGM

The village hall AGM will be held in the hall on Wednesday 22 May at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

Jumble Sale

Egton School jumble sale in the village hall tomorrow, Saturday 4 May, starting at 11am. Refreshments will be on sale, all 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.


Plant sale

The popular Fryup annual plant sale and coffee morning is on Saturday 25 May from 10am-noon at Fryup Village Hall. A chance to restock your garden after winter.

Forthcoming events

Forthcoming events at Fryup Village Hall: 28 June, treasure hunt; 13 July, craft exhibition and tea; 4 August, Fryup walk and barbecue; 23 November, WI Christmas fayre; 14 December, coffee morning with Christmas decorations and stalls.

Fryup Village Hall

To book Fryup Village Hall ring Ann Ward on 897317. The village hall is on Facebook. To keep up with news of events and to view photos, go to and click ‘like’.


Social evening

Literary Social Evening on Friday 17 May, featuring writers from the Egton Bridge Writers’ Group, the Grosmont Writers’ Group and the Glaisdale Poetry Group, at the Robinson Institute. Starting at 7pm, £3 entry, all profits will be donated to St Catherine’s Hospice. All welcome.

Heather Quilters

The Heather Quilters patchwork group meets fortnightly on Wednesdays in the Robinson Institute. The next meeting is on Wednesday 15 May at 1.30pm. New members welcome, for details email

Safari lunch

Safari Sunday lunch on 14 July. Sittings to start at noon. This is a circular route around Glaisdale Dale where walking is an option. For details or to book tickets ring Sue on 897351.

Safari suppers

Danby Methodist circuit safari supper on Friday 10 May. The supper starts at Glaisdale and ends at Danby. To book tickets ring 897219.

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

The parish of Glaisdale with Lealholm and Fryup will be having a midsummer safari supper on Friday 21 June. Further details of venues 

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 the up and coming season. Any enquiries please ring Alex Burtt on 07984 856027.

Fitness class

Boot Camp – a fitness class at the Robinson Institute on Fridays, 6.30-7.30pm, all round cardio and strength workout to improve fitness.

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.

Glaisdale Hunt

Glaisdale Hunt coffee morning in the church rooms on Saturday 18 May, 10am-noon. Book stall and cake stalls, all welcome.

Esk Valley Theatre

Esk Valley Theatre presents the Pocket Panto Company in ‘Bless Em All’ at the Robinson Institute on Saturday 11 May 
at 7.30pm. Tickets, £10, available from the box office on 897587.

Esk Valley Theatre presents ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ by Neil Simon at the Robinson Institute, from 9 to 31 August. 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 23 
August at 2pm.

Dales Folk

Dalesfolk meets today at 2pm when there will be a representative from Whitby Lifeboat Station talking about the Lifeboat service. The competition is for something beginning with the letter P.

Glaisdale chapel

Glaisdale Head Methodist chapel anniversary is on Sunday 5 May when the morning service at 10.30am will be led by June Feather of Redcar. The evening service at 6.30pm will be hymns and poems with John and Hayley Charter.

Fantastic Felt

Fantastic Felt Animals in Glaisdale Church Rooms starting Thursday 8 May for four weeks. Contact the Bradbury Centre on 01287 669357 for details.



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

Goathland Hunt

Goathland Hunt summer dance on Friday 24 May, at Dunsley Hall, 7pm for 7.30pm. For more details or to book tickets ring Jeanette on 07792 462343.

Craft fair

Goathland Village Hall craft fair, in the village hall, from Sunday 5 to Wednesday 8 May, all welcome. For further information contact Sarah on 896144.


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.

Gardening Club

The next meeting of Grosmont Gardening Club will be at St Matthew’s Parish Church at 2pm on Wednesday 15 May.

Parish Council

The next meeting of Grosmont Parish Council is on Tuesday 14 May at 7.30 pm in the cricket pavilion.

Spring fair

Grosmont Gardening Group will be holding a spring fair on Sunday 12 May between 11am and 3.30pm at St Matthew’s Parish Church. Refreshments will be served and there will be a table-top sale,along with sales of plants and seedlings. All proceeds for church funds. For details contact Hilary on 07929 640891.

Dog fouling

Grosmont Parish Council wishes to remind dog owners that it is an offence to allow your dog to foul areas within the village and Priory Park, offence punishable by a fine, if action were to be taken. Please, when taking your dog for a walk within these areas, carry the requisite ‘pick-up bags’, in order to keep our village clean and safe. There are adequate waste bins within the village to deposit your ‘pick-up’ or take it home with you.

Writers’ Group

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

Literary social evening on Friday 17 May featuring writers from the Egton Bridge Writers’ Group, the Grosmont Writers’ Group and the Glaisdale Poetry Group, at the Robinson Institute starting at 7pm. £3 entry - all profits will be donated to St Catherine’s Hospice, all welcome.

Tuesday Club

The next meeting of Grosmont Tuesday Club will be a treasure hunt within the village on Tuesday 7 May starting at The Crossing Club at 7.30pm. It will be followed by a faith supper. New members welcome. Contact Margaret Beesley on 895205.


Sponsored walk

All Saints’ Church will be having its annual sponsored May walk on Monday 6 May, starting at Hawsker Village Hall at 9.30am to Robin Hood’s Bay. Refreshments available at Robin Hood’s Bay. Sponsor forms from Jean Ward 880739 or Mary Cummins 601988. Proceeds for the church, all welcome.

Quiz night

Quiz night at the Hare and Hounds on Tuesdays, at 9.30pm. Raffle and refreshments, all welcome.


Do you have any old photographs or memorabilia of past Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre life for an exhibition in All Saints Church in late summer? Organisers would appreciate help and anything that would be of interest, no matter how small. Contact Celia Doubleday 880646, C Pinnock 880724, Jean Ward 880739 and Mary Cummins 601988.

Hawsker Village Hall

To all parish hall users - please be aware that the next stage of hall refurbishment commences on Wednesday 10 April.

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


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.

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.

Parish Council

Hinderwell Parish Council’s AGM will be held on Thursday 9 May in Staithes Village Hall.

The meeting will start at 7pm. All welcome to come and discuss village issues.

Hinderwell parish office is open to the public on Mondays 9am-1pm and Thursdays 6pm-7pm. To contact the clerk ring 841382 or email:

Brown Cow

The next dominoes drive in the Brown Cow will be held on Tuesday 7 May with money raised going proceeds for Save Our Strays, 8pm for 8.30pm start. The next quiz will be held on Tuesday 14 May with money raised going to the junior cricket team, 9pm start.

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.

Coffee morning

Hinderwell Methodist Chapel will be holding a coffee morning on Bank Holiday Monday, 6 May, from 10-11.30am. Cake stall, raffle etc. Proceeds to chapel funds, all welcome.


Ley Hall

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

Tea and matinee

Shared tea and matinee in the Ley Hall on Tuesday 28 May at 2pm, all welcome.

Board Inn

A quiz night at the Board Inn, raised £120 for Lealholm Football Club funds. Thank you to all those who attended.

Art Exhibition

Annual art exhibition by Lealholm Painting Group at the Ley Hall from Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May, 10am-5pm. Refreshments served, all welcome.


Village hall AGM

The Littlebeck Village Hall AGM will be held on Wednesday 15 May at 7.30pm in the village hall. Anyone living in or interested in the life of the Littlebeck Valley is welcome.



Zumba class in the village hall on Tuesdays, 7.30-8.30pm. Bring lots of water and wear comfortable shoes, all welcome. Please note that there will be no classes on Tuesdays 14 and 21 May.

Parish Council

Lythe Parish Council AGM is on Monday 20 May at 7pm in the village hall.

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 £102 for Lythe Show. Winners: 1 Adrian Trowdale, 2 Gilbert Harrison, 3 Bert Dooley, 4 Derrick Harding, least Bernard Stonehouse. There will be no dominoes on Monday.

Onion Society

Goldsborough Onion Society diary dates: collection of onions, Sunday 5 May at 7.30pm; dominoes drive, 24 June at 8pm; show night 8 September, 7.30pm. All at the Stiddy. For details ring 893526.

Lythe Lunch Club

Lythe Village Hall Lunch Club meets in the village hall on Thursday 16 May from noon. This month is quiche, new potatoes and salad, bread and butter pudding, tea or coffee, £3.50. It is essential to book – contact Sally 893226 or Wendy 893536.


Entertainment night

An evening of entertainment takes place at Mickleby Village Hall tomorrow, Saturday 4 May. A chance to showcase your talent, be it song, poem, drama, dance, whatever. Contact Jools Smithies on 840680 for details.

The White Hart

Dominoes at the White Hart raised £148 for Mickleby Youth Club. There will be no dominoes on Tuesday 7 May as there is a fun pub quiz , with proceeds for the Great North Air Ambulance, Quiz Master Dave Mitchell.

Folk Club

The White Hart Folk Club meets every Saturday evening at 8.30pm. Everyone is welcome and there will be a raffle to help raise funds for charity.

Robin Hood’s Bay


Bingo at Fylingdales Village Hall, on alternate Thursdays. Next bingo is 16 May 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 13 May, 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.

Coffee morning

Coffee mornings at Robin Hood’s Bay Methodist Church on Thursdays, 10am-noon, all welcome.

Table top sale

Table top sale in Robin Hood’s Bay Village Hall on Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May. To hire a table, at £7, contact Louise Ryder on 880053.

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 Rosemary Holtz 880756 for further information, or visit the website


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

Laughter Club

Laughter Club, Wednesday 8 May 2-3pm, Fylingdales Village Hall. Learn to laugh for health and happiness with a certified Laughter Yoga leader. All welcome, it’s free, but donations welcome to cover costs. For details contact Laura on 880908, email, or follow on Twitter @rhbaylaughter.

Victorian Weekend

If you are interested in helping with this year’s event from 6-8 December, 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.


Val Collinson, exhibition and sale of silk painting and semi-precious jewellery, National Trust Old Coastguard Station, Saturday 4 May to Monday 6 May, 10am-4pm, free admission.

Plant swap

Fylingdales Horticultural Society Plant Swap, Wednesday 8 May, 6pm, at Wibury on Mount Pleasant North. All welcome with or without plants.

Local History Group

Fylingdales Local History Group meets on Friday 17 May at 7.30pm at Wibury, Mount Pleasant North. Mike Windle from North East Yorkshire Geology Trust will speak on ‘Bay Full of Heritage’. All welcome.

Craft fair

Craft fair in Fylingdales Village Hall on Sunday 12 May, 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.

Fylingdales WI

WI meeting on Monday 13 May at 2pm, at Wibury, Mount Pleasant North. Christine Field will be speaking on ‘Appreciating Art’. All welcome.

Walmsley Society

Walmsley Society spring weekend, Saturday and Sunday 11-12 May. On Saturday at 2pm Deb Gillanders will give an illustrated talk ‘Propaganseys’ about fishermen’s ganseys. Free, all welcome. Light refreshments available. On Sunday there will be a bluebell walk through fields on the coastal path towards Whitby and back via the old railway line. Meet 10am at the village hall car park, all welcome, stout footwear essential.


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.


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.

Quiz night

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



Dominoes at the Beach Hotel raised £96 for St Catherine’s Hospice. Winners: 1 Tony Dunn, 2 Dorothy Whitton, 3 Sue Brown, 4 Violet Thompson, least J Walley. Dominoes on Thursday will be for the PDSA, good prizes, all welcome

Craft fair

Turned wood and beaded jewellery at the Pyman Institute from tomorrow, Saturday 4 May until Monday 6 May, 10am-4pm. Admission free, all profits for CAFOD.

Parish Council

Lythe Parish Council AGM is on Monday 20 May at 7pm in the village hall.


Dominoes drive

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

Quiz night

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


Fit-4-You, 50 plus exercise, seated or standing, working out joints and chat over a cuppa. First and third Saturday mornings of each month, 9.45-11.15am in the Briggswath and Sleights Methodist Church hall. Come along or for details contact Cathy Harland on 07788 511839.


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

Craft Group

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

Dance class

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

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 –

Fun night

Yorkshire food, fun and entertainment in Briggswath Chapel on Saturday 11 May at 7.15pm. Donations for Kidney Research. To book a seat call Susan Stonehouse on 810007.

Parish Council

Eskdaleside-cum-Ugglebarnby Parish Council meets in the parish hall on Monday 13 May. This will be the AGM. From 7pm planning applications will be on view and the meeting starts at 7.30pm. All welcome.

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.

Mums and Toddlers

Sleights Mums and Toddlers meet in Sleights Village Hall for the start of the new term, 1.30-3pm on Thursdays. Children 0-5 years welcome with parent/carers, £1.50 per session. For details contact Louise on 811937 or Charlotte on 07990 907443.

St John’s Church Mums and Toddlers Group meets on Mondays 1.30-3pm, children 0-5 years welcome with parents/carers, £1.50 per session. For details ring Janet on 810275.

Sleights Pre-school, quality funded provision for three and four year olds, run by qualified Early Years staff. Open Monday to Friday, 9am-noon, term time only. Parent and toddler sessions, Tuesdays and Fridays, noon-1pm, term time only, £1 per session. For details ring 810395.

Baby Play

Baby Play, free play sessions for parents/carers with babies under 18 months, Thursdays during term-time at Sleights School, 10-11.30am. Ring (01609) 533819 for details.

Let’s Play

Let’s Play, free play sessions for parents/carers with children under five. Wednesdays during term-time at Sleights School, 9.30-11am. Ring (01609) 533819 for details.


Sneaton Village Hall

With its new refurbished kitchen and showers, 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


Parish Council

Hinderwell Parish Council’s AGM will be held on Thursday 9 May in Staithes Village Hall. The meeting will start at 7pm. All welcome to come and discuss village issues.

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 9 May.

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 WI

The next meeting of Staithes WI will be held on Monday 13 May. The speaker will be Beatrice Jackson, subject ‘Bags and Bits’. The two competitions this month are for a home-made brooch and a pretty plate. Visitors welcome at a small charge, to include refreshments.

Harbour dues

Berth holders are advised that payment for harbour dues for 2013 must be made to N Fowler by 31 May. Failure to pay shall lead to forfeiture of the berth.

Let’s Play

Let’s Play, free play sessions for parents/carers with children under five. Tuesdays during term time in the Staithes Village Hall, 1.30-3pm. Ring (01609) 533819 for details.

Staithes Choir

The Men of Staithes Choir are looking for more members, meet in Captain Cook’s Inn every Thursday evening 7pm. For more details, call Nick Dudding on 841398.



A concert will be held in St Anne’s Hall on Saturday 18 May at 7.30pm by Manhattan Voices, a very popular Scarborough ladies’ choir. Supper and entertainment. All proceeds for the much needed kitchen renovation in the hall. For details ring 841376.