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News from around the villages for week starting Friday 17 May


Safari supper

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

Parish Council

Aislaby Parish Council meets in the parish hall on Tuesday May 21 at 7pm.


Marie Curie

The Marie Curie Cancer Care coffee morning was well supported and raised £266.23. Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to make the event such a success.

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 7.30pm on Friday May 24, at Whitby Pavilion Exhibition Hall.


The Supermobile Library will be at the corner of Ashfield Road, 2-4pm, on Thursday May 23.

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 June 14 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, Saturday May 18, in the village hall is in aid of Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association funds, all 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.


Hayshed Experience

The Hayshed Experience is taking part in Open Farm Sunday from 11am-3pm on Sunday June 9 at Fowl Green Farm. Meet the animals, see a static machinery display, go on a hosted farm tour, meet the farmer, do self-guided walks, join a welly throwing competition and watch sheep shearing and hand wool spinning demonstrations. There is a farm shop, and fresh produce is available to buy. Refreshments will be served.


Safari supper

Esk Valley Lifeline will be holding a safari supper on Friday June 14 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 May 23 from 10.30am-12.30pm.

Heather Hopper

Heather Hopper (Esk Moors Active Ltd, Monday mornings, swimming at Loftus Pool. Saturday June 1 ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’, Shakespeare at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, 2.30 pm. 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, May 27, at Bridge Green from 10am onwards. Stalls include preserves, plants, bric-a-brac and small household items.

Danby Moors Centre

Danby Moors Centre half term activities: Monday May 27, Have a Go Archery; Tuesday May 28, Tree-shirts, Landscape painting with watercolours; Wednesday May 29, Bella the Butterfly, Butterfly and Dragonfly art workshop, Recycled art; Thursday May 30, Creep Crawly Hidden World, Worm Charming Champs; Saturday June 1, Moths on the Moor. Most events have limited places and are bookable. Further details including costs and age ranges telephone (01439) 772738 or call in at the Danby Moors Centre.


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.

Vegetarian Week

Danby Health Shop will be celebrating National Vegetarian Week by providing a variety of samples for customers to try, including delicious yet healthy chocolates. Pop in between 10am and 2pm from Monday May 20 to Friday May 26 to enjoy some tasty treats.

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.


EPRA draw

There are still numbers available, if you would like to support the Egton Parish Recreation Association contact Denise Londsdale. The next Draw, to be held on Friday May 31, will be held at the Wheatsheaf at 8pm, all welcome

Old time dancing

The next dance in the village hall is on Friday May 24, an evening of dancing to live music by Alan and his accordion. Admission is £2.50 with a faith supper, 7pm start.

On Friday June 7 there will be a dance to celebrate the coronation of Her Majesty Elizabeth II. There will be a red, white and blue theme, with a competition for the best home-made crown or tiara. Raffle and faith supper, admission £2.50. Dance music by Mildred to include old time dances from 50 years ago, organised by Gwen and Alan Hodgson. Proceeds will go to Cystic Fibrosis Research, all welcome.

Egton PCC

All the available pews that were for sale have now been sold. Thanks are given to all whom supported the sale.

Quiz night

There will be a quiz night in the village hall tonight, Friday May 17, 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.

Village Hall AGM

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

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.

Studios Event

On two weekends in June, 8/9 and 15/16, the art studio of Janette Boskett at Key Green Farmhouse, Egton Grange will be open to visitors from 10.30am to 5.30pm as part of the North Yorkshire Studios Event. Original paintings and drawings will on view, with greeting cards etc. A free Open Studios brochure is available from 895190.

Jumble sale

St Hedda’s School is having a jumble sale on Saturday 8 June, 2-4pm, in the village hall. Refreshments available, all welcome.

Egton Parish Hall

Egton Parish Hall is available to hire. For bookings contact Mrs J Harrison at 6 Ingham Close, Sleights on 811609. Regular events in Egton Parish Hall: Monday, 7-9pm social sequence dancing; Tuesday, 7.30pm short mat bowling, first Tuesday in each month, 7.30pm whist drive; 
Wednesday, social sequence dancing 2-4pm (except first Wednesday in month); first Wednesday in each month, 2pm Ladies’ Fellowship; Thursday, adult tap classes, beginners 6.30-7.30pm, advanced 7.30-8.30pm; Friday, the first in each month, dancing to group music, 7pm, £2.50.

Village Hall AGM

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


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.


Plant sale

The popular Fryup annual plant sale and coffee morning is on Saturday May 25 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 tonight, Friday May 17, 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 May 29, 10.30am-4.30pm. New members welcome, for details email

Safari lunch

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

Safari suppers

Glaisdale School safari supper on Saturday June 15, 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.

Glaisdale and Lealholm churches Midsummer safari supper on Friday June 21. Sittings from 6pm. Tickets from Catherine Hatch on 897637. All proceeds for the parishes of St Thomas and St James.

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.


Dalesfolk meets today, Friday May 17, at 2pm for a free and easy. The competition is for something beginning with the letter Q.

Glaisdale Hunt

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

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.



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

Goathland Hunt

Goathland Hunt summer dance on Friday May 24, 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 Monday May 27 to Wednesday May 29, all welcome. For further information contact Sarah on 896144.

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.

Parish Council

If you would like to receive notices, agendas, minutes of the parish council via email, contact Jenny Attridge –

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.


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

Literary social evening tonight, Friday May 17, 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.

The next meeting of Grosmont Writers’ Group is on Thursday May 30 at 8.30pm in The Crossing Club. It is led by Antony Wootten and new members are always welcome.



There will be a concert at All Saints’ Church on Friday 7 June at 7.30pm, with Lealholm Choir. Refreshments, raffle, admission £3, all welcome.


Then and Now Exhibition in All Saints’ Church on Friday August 2, 7-9pm, and on Saturday August 3 and Sunday August 4 from 10.30am-5pm. 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.

Quiz night

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

Fun Day

Fun Day and table tot sale on Saturday 8 June in the village hall, 11am-3pm. There will be a baby and tots jumble, tombola, barbecue, bouncy castle, face-painting, cake stall and refreshments with lots of actities. Proceeds for Fylingdales pre-school, free entry and parking, all welcome.



Eyes down for half term Bingo in support of the sports club on Thursday May 30 at the Brown Cow, 6pm for 6.30pm. All welcome.

Blue Bags

Oakridge CP School PTFA would like to thank everyone who brought in Blue Bags to school on the May 1 - £120 was raised for school funds.

Coffee morning

The coffee morning held on bank holiday Monday at the Hinderwell Methodist Chapel was a huge success and raised £300 for chapel funds. Grateful thanks to all who donated and supported this event.


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 May 28 at 2pm, all welcome.

Art Exhibition

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

Lealholm Choir

Lealholm Choir will be performing on Thursday May 23 for the chapel anniversary at 7.30pm at Moorsholm. All welcome. For details call Diana on 897246.


Dominoes drive

Dominoes drive in Littlebeck Village Hall on Friday May 24 at 7.45pm. A pie and peas supper will be served and there will be a raffle. Entry is £4 for adults and £2 for children. All 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 May 21.

Parish Council

Lythe Parish Council AGM is on Monday May 20 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 £114 for Lythe Fire Brigade. Winners: 1 Dennis Welford, 2 Kath Bell, 3 Derrick Harding, 4 John Turford, least Gina Gibson. Dominoes on Monday at 8pm will be for Mulgrave Cricket Club. Supper, raffle, good prizes, all welcome.

Marrow seeds

Marrow seeds are now ready for collection from A 
Tomkinson or at The Stiddy. The weigh-in will be on Friday 4 October. All proceeds are for charity.


The White Hart

The fun pub quiz on May 7 raised £110 for the Great North Air Ambulance. This week dominoes on Thursday May 21 will be for Hinderwell Village Show.

Folk Club

The White Hart Folk Club will meet as usual tomorrow, Saturday May 18, at 8.30pm. Singers and musicians will be particularly welcome.


Newholm-cum-Dunsley Parish Council’s AGM is on Tuesday May 28 at 7.30pm in the village hall. All parishioners welcome.

Robin Hood’s Bay


Bingo at Fylingdales Village Hall, on alternate Thursdays. Next bingo is May 30 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 May 27, 9.30am-noon. No charge, but any donations are welcome for village hall improvement funds.

Local History Group

Fylingdales Local History Group meets tonight, Friday May 17, 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.

Geology Trust

Volcanoes talk by Josh Kelly, intern with the North East Yorkshire Geology Trust, Wednesday May 22, 7-8pm, at Wibury, Mount Pleasant North. £2 per person, free for members of the Geology Trust, all welcome. For details call 881000 or email

Race night

Race Night, Fylingdales Inn, tomorrow, Saturday May 18, first race at 9.30pm. Horses £5, prizes available and raffle. Proceeds for Fylingdales CE Primary School. Light refreshments available. Donations of raffle prizes from local businesses will be gratefully received.

Folk Club

Folk Club with special guest Cherrington & Ward, Friday May 24 at Ye Dolphin Pub, King Street, from 8.30pm. Free admission, raffle, all welcome.

Parish Council

Fylingdales Parish Council Meeting, Wednesday May 22, 7.15pm for 7.30pm, at the Church Rooms in Fylingthorpe. All welcome.

May Queen

May Queen ceremony, Friday May 24, departing Fylingdales School at 1.15pm with crowning of the Queen in the Dock at 3pm. Usual entertainments follow (but if raining, events will take place in village hall).

Tourism meeting

Robin Hoods Bay Tourism Association meeting, Monday May 20, 7pm at Wibury, Mount Pleasant North, to discuss the future of RHBay Tourism website. Everyone is welcome to discuss plans with local designer and website developer Jack Barber.

Football AGM

Fylingdales Football Club AGM on Tuesday May 21, 7.30pm, at the Bay Hotel. All players and supporters 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


Rainbows, Brownies, and Guides meet at Thorpe Methodist Church Hall, Tuesday evenings, 7.30-9pm. New members welcome.


Junior football training in Fyling Hall School sports hall on Wednesdays 6.30-8pm, £2, contact Neil Brearley on 07969 108192.

Exhibition and sale

Tony Clegg, ‘On a Perfect Beach in a Perfect Bay’, exhibition and sale of paintings of villages and landscapes of the East coast, Saturday May 25 to Sunday June 2, National Trust Old Coastguard Station, 10am-4pm, free admission.

Fossil walks

Fossil walks with the North East Yorkshire Geology Trust, Tuesday May 28, 11.30am-1.30pm; Thursday May 30, 2-4pm. 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 details ring 881000 or email

Bay museum

Robin Hood’s Bay Museum, Fisherhead, is open Sunday May 26 through to Friday May 31, noon-4pm and daily (excluding Saturdays) from Sunday June 2 through to Sunday June 30, 2-4pm, free entry. Bookings can be made outside school hours and other groups, please email or ring Maggie Burchill 881252.

Laughter Club

Laughter Club, Tuesday May 28, 7-8pm, in the village hall. Learn to laugh for health and happiness with a certified Laughter Yoga leader. Entry free, but donations welcome to cover costs. For details contact Laura on 880908, email, or follow on Twitter @rhbaylaughter.

Antique fair

Antique and collectors fair, Saturday May 25, Sunday May 26, and Monday May 27, 10am-4.30pm, Fylingdales Village Hall. All welcome, refreshments available.

Afterschool Club

Fylingdales Afterschool Club, 3.15-5.30pm, open to children aged 4-13 in the local area (they do not have to attend Fylingdales School). Offering various activities, having set clubs. If interested contact the school on 880429 to book a place.


Badminton, Mondays, 10am-noon, Fylingdales Village Hall, looking for new players.

Robin Hood’s Bay Badminton Club, adult sessions at the Village Hall, Mondays 7.30-9pm, and Thursdays 7.30-9pm. Table tennis is also available. All abilities welcome, season fees for adults £40, and for over-14s students £30. Visitors can play for £4 a session. Junior sessions are currently unavailable as we need an adult volunteer to take over the junior club for one hour a week on either Monday or Thursday evenings. If interested in volunteering, please call Rosemary on 880944 for further details.


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.

Village hall AGM

Ruswarp Village Hall AGM is on Friday June 14 at 6pm, all welcome. Committee members/friends are needed, anyone interested please ring 601954 for details.



Dominoes at the Beach Hotel raised £83 for the PDSA. Winners: 1 Doreen Dunn, 2 Alice Duell, 3 Arnold Williamson, 4 Sue Brown, least Bernard Stonehouse. Dominoes on Thursday at 8pm will be for the Royal Engineers, raffle, good prizes, all welcome.

Duck race

A duck race will take place on Sunday May 26 at Sandsend. The ducks will be released at 3pm. Cream teas will be served and various stalls will be there. The event is being held to raise funds for Lythe Village Hall. Tickets for ducks will be available on the day or from village hall committee members. They are also on sale from Sandsend Village Stores.

Parish Council

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

Craft fair

There will be a craft fair in the Pyman Institute at Sandsend on Saturday May 25, Sunday May 26 and Monday May 27 from 10am-4.30pm. All welcome, admission free.

Charity cake stall

Christian Aid cake stall, with delicious home-made cakes will be on the parade near Sandsend Stores on Saturday May 25 from 10am. This is to raise funds for the Mulgrave benefice’s Christian Aid effort. To donate cakes contact Clare on 840708.


Dominoes drive

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

Quiz nights

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

Quiz night at the Plough Inn on Tuesday May 21, all welcome.

Flower Club

Whitby Flower Club meets in the village hall at 2pm on Monday May 20. Demonstrator is Irene Parker on ‘All Shapes and Sizes’, the club practical is ‘Welcome to Summer’. There will be a plant stall, all welcome.

Village hall AGM

Sleights Village Hall AGM is on Thursday June 6 at 10am in the Joyce Sergeant Room. Local members of the public are welcome to attend. See website for details.


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 –

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

Sneaton Village Hall is an ideal venue for holding various events, parties, exercise classes, fund-raising events, meetings, craft fairs and overnight or weekend stays. To take advantage of the reduced hire fees this year, contact Zoe Shardlow for details and bookings on 605212 or email


Quiz night

The Fox and Hounds at Dalehouse has a quiz every Thursday night at 9.30pm, with all proceeds going to Dalewood House, everyone welcome.


The Supermobile Library service will be at the car park between 5-7pm on Thursday May 23.

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.

Harbour dues

Berth holders are advised that payment for harbour dues for 2013 must be made to N Fowler by Friday May 31. 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.

Jazz Festival

The Staithes Jazz Festival takes place over three days starting on Friday May 24. Seven top bands and guests. Bar and food. The festival culminates in a gospel concert preceded by a New Orleans brolly parade. For details contact www. or ring 841704.


Coin Trail

The great Ugthorpe Coin Trail will take place on Monday May 27 between St Anne’s Church and Christ Church. First coins to be laid at each church door at 10am. There will be stalls in St Anne’s Hall, with cakes, plants, bring and buy plus a raffle and refreshments. All welcome.


A concert will be held in St Anne’s Hall tomorrow, Saturday May 18, 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.

Old time dancing

Old time and sequence dance in St Anne’s Hall on Monday May 27, 8pm-midnight. Music by Night Owl. Admission £2.50, faith supper and raffle with all proceeds to Macmillan Nurses.