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News from around the villages for week starting Friday 21 June


Summer concert

A summer concert with the Dalesmen Quartet will be held in the parish hall on Friday June 28 at 7pm. Tickets £3, to include a glass of wine, from Sandra on 810334.

Coffee evening

The recent YCA coffee evening raised £400 in aid for both Rohilla Memorial and Save the Children. Thanks to everyone who supported in any way.

Summer fete

St Margaret’s Church will hold its annual summer fete on Saturday July 6 on the village green and parish hall at 2pm. Usual stalls of cakes, produce, bric a brac, tombola, raffle and refreshments, all welcome.


Would you like to learn to paint in watercolour? Come to a taster session in Aislaby Parish Hall on Wednesday June 26, 7-9pm. All materials and equipment will be provided. Ring Kathryn on 897803 to reserve a place.


Dalesmen Singers

The Dalesmen Singers meet for rehearsals every Tuesday at 7.30pm in Danby Chapel – new members always welcome. The next concert is a joint concert with the Marsh Ladies Choir at 7pm on Saturday June 29 at St Hilda’s Church, West Cliff, Whitby.

Esk Moors AGM

Esk Moors Active is holding its AGM at 2pm on Tuesday July 2 at Danby Village Hall, all welcome.


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

Coffee morning

The coffee morning from 10am-noon tomorrow in the village hall is in aid of village hall funds, all welcome.

Whist drive

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

Marie Curie

The Upper Eskdale Marie Curie Cancer Group invites new members to join their small but committed group. You are welcome to join as a helper or as a member of the committee. If you are interested contact Pat Keleher on (01287) 660536, Anne Smith on (01287) 660674, or any other committee member.

Terrier Show

The Farndale Hunt Hound and Terrier Show is being held at 1.30pm on Sunday June 30 at Low Harland Farm, Farndale. For details ring M Tinsley on 0175140749.

Tennis club barbecue

Castleton Tennis Club knock out and barbecue at 1pm on Sunday June 23. There will be a tombola and strawberries and cream. Admission £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.



The Supermobile Library will be at the village hall car park on Thursday July 4 from 10.30am-12.30pm.

Heather Hopper

Heather Hopper (Esk Moors Active Ltd, Heather Hopper coffee and lunch trips: Monday June 24, Castleton Tearooms, lunch; Tuesday June 25, coffee at Glebe Cottage, Kildale. On all coffee and lunch trips there will be two assistants.

Heather Hopper retail days out: Wednesday June 26, Bowes Museum. On all trips there will be one assistant, if you need to take a companion or carer contact the co-ordinator.

Heather Hopper concert and theatre trips: Saturday July 6, Helmsley Arts Centre, Out of Order, a farce by Ray Cooney; Tuesday August 27, Glaisdale Theatre, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, by Neil Simon; Saturday August 10, Time of My Life by Alan Ayckbourn.

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

Esk Moors Active

Advance notice of Esk Moors Active AGM on July 2 at 2pm in Danby Village Hall, all welcome.

Bridge Green sales

Bridge Green sales have raised £7,850.65 for Cancer Research UK. Thanks to everyone who supported in any way.

Flower demonstration

A flower demonstration is to be held in the village hall on Monday July 8 entitled ‘Sunshine, Strawberries and Champagne’. The arrangements will be done by area demonstrator. Mildred Stafford. Tickets £6 available from Audrey Foster on 897298 and Ann Watson (01287) 660577. Doors open 6pm.


Sunday lunch

The annual two-course Sunday lunch at Home Farm is on Sunday June 30 in aid of St Hilda’s RC Primary School, Whitby. Cost £12 adults, £6 primary school children. To book contact Alison on 893430.


Egton Surgery

There will be an Egton Surgery patients’ meeting in the surgery on Monday June 24 at 7pm, all welcome.

Whist drive

Military whist drive in the village hall on Tuesday July 5 at 7.30pm, £1.50 entry, all welcome.

Summer Fayre

Egton CofE Primary School is to hold its annual summer fayre at the school today, Friday June 21, from 3.30pm to 5pm. There will be many stalls, games and a barbecue. Everyone welcome.

EPRA draw

The next Egton Parish Recreation Association draw will be at the Postgate, Egton Bridge, on June 28 at 8pm.

Old time dancing

The next dance in the village hall, organised by John and Mary Thompson, will be on Friday July 5 at 7pm with a faith supper and raffle. Quiz sheets, at £1 each, are available from Mary Thompson on 897353 or 07866 937400. Entrance £2.50 with Dance Group music and proceeds will be for the Esk Valley Summer Theatre. All welcome.

Egton Parish Hall

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


Treasure Hunt

Fryup Dales village hall car treasure hunt is on Friday June 28, leaving Fryup Village Hall between 6-7pm. Everyone welcome.

Craft Day

Fryup Village Hall is holding another craft day on Saturday July 13 from 10.30am-3.30pm. This year, instead of just knitting, there will be rag rug making. Entry is free but refreshments are available for a small charge. There will also be other craft stalls which will have items for sale.

Fryup Village Hall

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


Strawberry teas

Strawberry teas will be held on Saturday July 6, between 2-5pm, at the Ley Hall, Lealholm. Sandwiches, cream scones, home-made cakes etc, plus stalls and competitions. Proceeds for Breast Cancer Care, all welcome.

Heather Quilters

The Heather Quilters patchwork group meets fortnightly on Wednesdays in the Robinson Institute. The next meeting is on Wednesday June 26, 10.30-4.30pm. 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 supper

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

Esk Valley Theatre

Friends of EVT fund-raising event on Sunday June 23, pub quiz, 8pm at The Board Inn, Lealholm.

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.

Open Gardens

Glaisdale Open Gardens will take place on Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30. Gardens open from 11am-5pm, admission £4, under 16s free. Programmes giving admission to all gardens and events available at Glaisdale village shop from June 1, the Robinson Institute or Church Rooms or at any open gardens on the day. Craft and plant fair, scarecrows and refreshments. Proceeds for local charities, all welcome.

Glaisdale Hunt

Glaisdale Hunt’s duck race and barbecue is on Saturday July 6 at the Board Inn, Lealholm. The duck race starts at 5pm and the barbecue is at 6pm. All welcome.

Glaisdale Cricket Club

Anyone wishing to join Glaisdale Cricket Club 100 Club please get in touch with Rob Anscombe on 07904 687079.

Glaisdale Cricket Club is 
seeking a groundsman for this season. Any enquiries please ring Alex Burtt on 07984 856027.


The next Dalesfolk meeting is on Friday June 28 at 2pm when the speaker will be Tom Flintoft, My Journey from Fryup to Durham. The competition is for something beginning with the letter T.

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.



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

St Mary’s Church

St Mary’s Church will be decorated with blue and white flowers for the Patronal Festival Weekend which is on Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30. Benefice parish Communion on the Sunday is at 10.30am.

Goathland YCA

Goathland YCA is inviting both men and women to an open meeting in the village hall on Thursday July 4, 2-4pm. Admission free but donations for ACWW, there will be a cake stall, raffle and refreshments. Speaker Hazel Armstrong is active in the Associated Country Women of the World organisation, has visited many of the projects supported by the group, working with some of the poorest women in the world, helping to provide clean water supplies, health facilities, education, self sufficiency programmes and simple business opportunities. For further details contact Brenda on 896400 or Sarah on 896144.

Goathland YCA sale in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice will be held in the village hall on Tuesday August 6 from 10.30am-2pm. George Syrett, accordianist, accompanied by Sue Walker, will entertain with music and there will be various stalls including tombola, cakes, produce, books, pictures and new or nearly new stall. Donations would be appreciated for any of the above and can be left with Sarah at the Vicarage, 896144. Cakes and produce can be brought to the hall from 9.30am onwards on the day. As usual, all offers of help would be appreciated. Admission £1, to include refreshments and all proceeds will go to St Catherine’s Hospice. All welcome.

Goathland Hunt

Steak barbecue with live music from Irish band Shamrock at Thackside Farm, Goathland, on Saturday July 20, 7.30pm onwards. Licensed bar. For tickets ring Graham on 07774 958394.

Craft fair

Goathland Village Hall craft fair in the village hall from Tuesday June 25 to Thursday June 27, all welcome.

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.

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.


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

The next meeting of Grosmont Writers’ Group will be on Thursday June 27 at 8.30pm in the Crossing Club. It is led by Antony Wootten and new members are always welcome.



Then and Now, an exhibition of local life in Hawsker and Stainsacre villages, in All Saints’ Church on Friday August 2, 7-9pm, and on Saturday August 3 and Sunday August 4, 10.30am-5pm. Organisers would appreciate help and anything of interest to display. Contact Celia Doubleday on 880646, Jean Ward on 880739 or Mary Cummins on 601988.

Quiz night

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

Sports Day

Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre village sports day will be held in the village hall on Saturday July 6 at 2pm. Races start at 2.30pm prompt. Refreshments and tombola, all welcome.

Hawsker Village Hall

Due to illness Hawsker Village Hall needs a new cleaner immediately - 2.5 hours a week. For details contact Derek Harmer on 880185.

Village Hall

Hawsker Village Hall is available for all types of activities and private functions. Ring Derek on 880185. Activities in the village hall: Mondays, dog club 6-7pm; Tuesdays, (second in the month) Hawsker WI, 7.15pm; Wednesdays, carpet bowls 2.30-4.30pm, martial arts 7-9.30pm; Thursdays, dog club 6-8pm; Fridays, whist drives 7.30pm.

Hawsker WI

Hawsker WI meets in the village hall on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.15pm. New members and visitors welcome at £3, to include refreshments.

Church hire

All Saints’ Church is available for hire, £7 per hour, tea making facilities available. To book ring 601988.

School hire

Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre Primary School has a new, fully carpeted facility for hire at weekends or during the day. Kitchen facilities available with toilets (including disabled) on site. Contact the school secretary on 602772 or email


Tennis Courts

Play tennis in Hinderwell. Book courts and collect the key from Hinderwell Post Office. Adults £4 Under 16s/Students £2. The courts are behind the village hall.

Summer fair

Oakridge CP School PTFA is holding its summer fair at the school on Thursday June 27 from 6pm to 8pm. Various stalls include a cake stall, tombola, raffle, children’s stalls and a bouncy assault course. Anyone wishing to have a stall should contact the school on 840255. There is also a fancy dress competition for the children. Refreshments are available, all welcome.

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.

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.

Hinderwell Show

Hinderwell show quiz to be held on Wednesday July 3 at Whitby Conservative Club.Doors open at 7pm, quiz starts at 8pm. Entry £8 per team of four to include supper. Raffle. All proceeds for Hinderwell show. Ring Chris Roberts 07985 307962 or Angela Goodberry on 601293 to register a team. Please come along and enjoy this fun night.

Christian Aid

Mulgrave benefice Christian Aid Week – collections from the villages of Sandsend to Staithes, plus a cake stall, quiz at the White Hart, Mickleby, and a collection at Whitby Golf Club raised £964.87. Thanks to everyone who helped or donated.

Scarecrow Festival

Scarecrows will be on display from 11am on Sunday July 21 to Sunday July 28 this year. Scarecrow headquarters and cafe will operate as in previous years. Scarecrow workshops are now being held in St Hilda’s Old School on Tuesdays 2-4pm and Wednesdays 7-8pm. Janet and helpers will help you to make your scarecrow. All welcome.

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.


There have been several leaks of raw sewage in the parish. This usually occurs following heavy rain. If a sewage leak occurs please ring the Environment Agency and report it to them on 0800 80 70 60. Do not contact Yorkshire Water. The Environment Agency will do this in order to monitor Yorkshire Water’s response.

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.


Pub quiz

Pub quiz on Sunday June 23 at 8pm at the Board Inn with all proceeds for the Esk Valley Theatre, all welcome.

Ley Hall

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

Strawberry teas

Strawberry teas will be held on Saturday July 6, between 2-5pm, at the Ley Hall. Sandwiches, cream scones, home-made cakes etc, plus stalls and competitions. Proceeds for Breast Cancer Care, all welcome.


Village hall quiz

Following the success of last summer’s quiz organised by John Stamp, there will be another quiz at Littlebeck Village Hall on Saturday June 29 at 7.30pm. This will be fun for all the family. Bring a team or make one up when you arrive. There is no admission charge and bring own food and drink. Tea and coffee will be served. All welcome.



Dominoes at The Stiddy raised £108 for Mulgrave Bowling Club. Winners: 1 Stan Leadbetter, 2 John Turford, 3 Derrick Harding, 4 Elizabeth Sharpe, least Bill Carr. Dominoes on Monday will be for the Onion Club, 8pm start, supper, raffle, good prizes, all 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.


The White Hart

Charity dominoes at the White Hart last week raised £109 for Mickleby Village Hall. Dominoes on Tuesday will be for Stokesley Farmer’s Beagles.

Sunday lunchtime Jazz was a resounding success due to the exuberance of the Ryedale Jazz Band who have promised to give a return performance on another date. Next month the White Hart will be ‘raising the roof’ with traditional Jazz from Brian Carrick and The Algiers Stompers.

Folk Club

The White Hart Folk Club will meet as usual at 8.30pm tomorrow, Saturday 22 June, and will be welcoming singers and musicians.

Robin Hood’s Bay


Bingo at Fylingdales Village Hall, on alternate Thursdays. Next bingo is June 27 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 June 24, 9.30am-noon. No charge, but any donations are welcome for village hall improvement funds.

Bay museum

Robin Hood’s Bay Museum, Fisherhead, is open daily (excluding Saturdays) now until 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.

Quiz night

Charity quiz night at the Laurel Inn on Wednesdays at 9.30pm, all welcome.

Coffee morning

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


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

Laughter Club

Laughter Club, Tuesday June 25, 7-8pm, 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 more information, contact Laura on 880908, email, or follow on Twitter @rhbaylaughter.

Parish Council

Parish council meeting on Wednesday June 26, 7.15pm for 7.30pm, at Wibury, Mount Pleasant North. All are welcome and the public may ask questions at the start of the meeting.

History Group

Fylingdales Local History Group meets tonight, Friday June 21, at 7.30pm, at Wibury, Mount Pleasant North. Susan Harrison from English Heritage will speak on ‘Archaeology of Whitby Abbey’, all welcome.


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

Village Hall

Fylingdales Village Hall is looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on the management committee, to help with fund-raising, organisation, minor repairs, etc. If interested please call Rosemary King 880944.

Folk Club

Bay Folk Club, special guest Beggar’s Bridge tonight,Friday June 21 from 8.30pm, at Ye Dolphin, King Street. All welcome, free admission, raffle.

Mens’ Institute

The Men’s Institute AGM will take place on Sunday June 30 at 4.30pm, at the institute.

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.


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

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 and 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.


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.


Quiz night

The Bridge Inn has a quiz night every Thursday at 8.30pm. Tomorrow, Saturday June 29 Mark Liddell will be entertaining.

Ruswarp Village Hall

Activities in the village hall: Monday, 6-7pm Energise fitness, weight loss work out with Mel 07795 631588; 7.15-8.15pm Pilates with Rosie Bentley 07811 683734; Tuesday, 7-9pm, second Tuesday of the month, Ruswarp WI, new members contact Mrs Pickering 603658; Wednesday, 6-7pm Energise fitness; 7.15-9.15pm Yoga with Jean 01751 432320. For bookings or more information ring 605056, 601954 or 810153.


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



Dominoes at the Beach Hotel raised £101 for the air ambulance. Winners: 1 Sue Brown, 2 Derrick Harding, 3 Bernard Stonehouse, 4 Beryl Willis, least Doreen Dunn. Dominoes on Thursday will be for Diabetes, 8pm start, raffle, good prizes, all welcome.

Craft fair

Craft fair in the Pyman Institute on Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30, 10am-4.30pm, admission free, all welcome.

Christian Aid

Mulgrave benefice Christian Aid Week – collections from the villages of Sandsend to Staithes, plus a cake stall, quiz at the White Hart, Mickleby, and a collection at Whitby Golf Club raised £964.87. Thanks to everyone who helped or donated.


Whitby Flower Club

Whitby Flower Club meets in the village hall at 2pm on Monday June 24. The demonstration by Jan Travis will be entitled This, That and a Bit of Tat.

Bowls 200 Club

Sleights Bowls 200 Club winners for June were: R Coulson £25, I Johnson £15, J Hallett £10.

Quiz nights

Quiz night at the Salmon Leap Hotel on Wednesday June 26 at 9pm, all welcome.

Quiz night at the Plough Inn on Tuesday June 25, all welcome.

Strawberry Day

The Methodist Women in Britain annual Strawberry Day is on Wednesday June 26 at Briggswath and Sleights Methodist Church from 10am to noon and 2-4pm. There will be a bring and buy stall, 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.

Parish Council

Eskdaleside-cum-Ugglebarnby Parish Council meets in the village hall on Monday July 1. From 7pm planning applications will be on view to the public and councillors and the meeting starts at 7.30pm, 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 –

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 July 4.

Coffee morning

Coffee morning on Tuesday June 25 at 10.30am. Raffle and tombola, Staithes Communities 100 Club draw. The Community Police Officer will be present. All welcome.

Coble Courier

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

Staithes Village Hall

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

Parish Council

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

Staithes Choir

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

Christian Aid

Mulgrave benefice Christian Aid Week – collections from the villages of Sandsend to Staithes, plus a cake stall, quiz at the White Hart, Mickleby, and a collection at Whitby Golf Club raised £964.87. Thanks to everyone who helped or donated.

Let’s Play

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


Christ Church fete

The Christ Church annual fete is on Saturday July 20 in St Anne’s Hall at 2pm. There will be various stalls, tombola, cakes, pik-a-stik, bric-a-brac, books and nearly new clothes (not jumble). Donations would be much appreciated and can be left at 4 The Green or ring Joe on 840692. Raffle prizes for the grand draw also appreciated.