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From around the villages for Whitby from the Friday 6 September edition of the Whitby Gazette



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.


Dalesmen Singers

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

Dance class

Classes for Catherine Harland Webster school of dance at Castleton Village Hall on Fridays: pre-school children, 3.30-4pm, let’s have fun and dance and move to music; boys’ hip hop/street dance class 4-4.45pm. Contact Cath on 897761 or 07855932657 or email

Esk Moors Caring

Esk Moors Caring is now offering a respite flat in the Upper Esk Valley. This is a newly furnished fully self-contained respite flat, bookable by the week, at Esk Moors Lodge, Castleton. Contact the Bradbury Centre for further details and bookings.

Whitby Shopper

The Whitby Shopper runs fortnightly on a Thursday from various pick up points around Danby, Castleton and Westerdale, and is a demand response service. It is available to anyone living within these areas and is not age restricted, Ring Good Neighbours on 606440 to book or for more information.

Whist Drive

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

Marie Curie

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

Coffee morning

The coffee morning from 10am-noon tomorrow, Saturday September 7 is in aid of the Royal British Legion, all welcome.

Castleton Show

Castleton Show will be held on the cricket field on 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.

Bradbury Centre

The Bradbury Centre has two volunteer vacancies starting in September.

Book Group Co-ordinator: there are a small number of readers who enjoy meeting monthly to share their thoughts on previous books and plan future reading. The role includes meeting with the Book Club each month and prompting discussions, agreeing future reading between members and ordering books.

Experience knitter: There is a small group of knitters who would like to get together for an hour or so each week/fortnight. They are in need of someone with knitting experience to help. Contact Debbie on 07970 955407 for more information.


Autumn Fair

Autumn fair in Commondale Village Hall on Thursday September 26 at 7.30pm. Daisy Bloom handbags, scarves, jewellery, aromatherapy products, candles, greetings cards and much more. Shop early for Christmas. Admission £1.50 includes refreshments, all welcome.



The Supermobile Library will be at the village hall car park on Thursday September 12 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.


The return of Barbershopera by popular demand. See the new show ‘The Three Musketeers’ at Danby Village Hall tonight, Friday September 6, at 7.30pm. Tickets £6 adults, £3 children from Danby Health Shop or contact Les on (01287) 660297. In aid of hall funds. Please feel free to bring own drinks.


Old Time Dancing

Sequence and old time dancing in the village hall tonight, Friday September 6 at 7pm. Entrance £2.50 to include tea and biscuits. Raffle and Dance Group Music. The evening will be organised by Jean and Yeoman Williamson with all proceeds for St Matthew’s Church, Grosmont.

Date for the diary: 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.

Egton Parish Hall

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

Community Library

The Esk Valley Community Library is open to all members of the community on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3.15-5.15pm. There is a good range of adult and children’s books and it is held in the parish rooms at the rear of St Hedda’s School. Volunteers are always welcome to help run the library.

Egton School

Prospective parents and children are invited to contact Egton CofE Primary School to make an appointment for a personal tour and visit. This is an opportunity to see the school at work and play. Ring the school on 895369.


Fly the flag on the large flagpole in the village, on the playing field, for a special occasion or a special person. Contact David or Sheila Nicolls on 895610. All donations for charity.

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.

PCC Meeting

There will be a Parochial Church Council Meeting at 7pm at the Vicarage on Thursday September 12 at 7pm.


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


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

Coffee morning in the Church Rooms on Saturday September 14, 10am-noon. Book and cake stalls, all welcome.

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.

Glaisdale WI

Glaisdale WI AGM is on Thursday September 12 at 7.30pm in the Church Rooms not the Robinson Institute, all welcome.

Bridge Players

Casting for Beggars Bridge Players’ pantomime for next year is on Tuesday September 10 at 7pm in the Church Rooms. If anyone would like a part or to be involved in any way and can’t make that date please contact Dianne on 897524.


Dalesfolk meets today, Friday September 6, at 2pm for a free and easy. The competition is for something beginning with the letter W.


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.

Cricket 100 Club

Glaisdale Cricket Club 100 Club results: 1 £50 Leandra Johnson, 2 £30 Linda Bennison, 3 £10, Katie Taylor, Alan and Emma Skidmore, Sim Padmore, Sue Thompson, Terri Anne Rigg.

Coffee morning

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


Craft fair

Goathland Village Hall craft fair in the village hall from Tuesday September 10 to Thursday September 12, 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 on 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.

Parish Council

The next meeting of Grosmont Parish Council will be on Tuesday September 10 at 7.30pm in the cricket pavilion.

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.

Onion Club

The Windmill Inn at Stainsacre Onion Club Show is on Sunday September 8 at 8pm. Free buffet, raffle proceeds for onion club. To join the Onion Club ring Brian McNeil on 603790.

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 7, and every alternate week thereafter. Good prizes, refreshments, children welcome with adults.


Oakridge School

Beth Mead will be officially opening Oakridge CP School’s playground at 1.30pm on Thursday September 12. There will also be a demonstration in the Dolphin classroom of the LED screen. Alongside these events the school is also holding the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Everyone is welcome to come along and support this worthwhile charity by buying tea or coffee and lots of cakes.

Tennis Courts

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

Old School

St Hilda’s Old School is available for hire at £6 per hour to include use of kitchen. If your club/group/committee requires a room for meetings, coffee mornings or dominoes drives then contact Janet Lonsdale on 840038.

Village Hall

Activities in the village hall now include: Monday, Whitby Children’s Centre, 9.30-11.30am, indoor bowls 2-4pm, Bridge Club 7-9pm; Wednesday, 10am-12.30pm Craft Group; Friday, indoor bowls 2-4pm. Pay to play hourly bookings for badminton and table tennis. Ideal venue for private parties, music, theatrical performances and fund-raising events (wall and ceiling drapes available), ring 840196 to book the hall or for details.

Let’s Play

Let’s Play – free play sessions for parents/carers with children under five. Mondays during term time, Hinderwell Village Hall, 9.30-11.30am. Contact (01609) 533819 for details.

Neighbourhood Watch

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

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

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.

The Brown Cow

The next quiz at the Brown Cow will be held on Tuesday September 10, 9pm start, all welcome.

Hinderwell WI

Hinderwell WI meets on Monday September 9 in the Old School at 7pm. There will be a cookery demonstration. The competition is for a collage made from pasta and pulses, no larger than A4. All ladies welcome.


Ley Hall

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

Safari Lunch

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

Lealholm Show

Lealholm Show is tomorrow, Saturday September 7. Entries taken from 8am on the morning. Gate opens at 1pm. After the show there will be a hog roast and music, tickets from Lealholm businesses. For details ring Tony Corner on 897269.


A whist drive and raffle will be held in Liverton Village Hall tonight, Friday September 6, from 7.30pm. Regular and new players are always 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.


Dominoes restart at The Stiddy on Monday September 9 at 8pm. Proceeds for Lythe Village Hall, supper, raffle, good prizes, all welcome.

Lythe Show

Lythe Show takes place on 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.

Onion Show

Goldsborough Onion Show is on Sunday September 8 at the Stiddy. Onions on show from 7.30pm, followed by supper and presentation.


Folk Club

The White Hart Folk Club will meet as usual tomorrow, Saturday 7 September, at 8.30pm. The club will be welcoming guest artist Tom McConville.

The White Hart

Dominoes at the White Hart raised £210 for schools work in Africa. Dominoes next week will be for Mickleby Village Hall. The diary has now started for next year. Anyone wishing to raise funds for charity and secure a night should call Brenda on 840743.

Robin Hood’s Bay

Youth Hostel

Youth Hostel Association Day at Boggle Hole Youth Hostel on Sunday September 8 from noon. Pirates’ grog, buried treasure, mystical happenings. All welcome. To book a stall ring Jasmin on 880352.


Fylingfest 2013, tomorrow, Saturday 7 September, noon-midnight at Fylingdales Inn, Fylingthorpe. Live music and entertainment, food available. Funds raised for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Oncology Ward at James Cook Hospital. All welcome.


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.


Summer exhibition, Station Road Workshop, September 8, 10am-4pm. Exhibition and sale of works by members of the workshop. All welcome.

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.

Craft fair

Craft Fair in Fylingdales Village Hall on Sunday September 8, 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.

Laughter Club

Laughter Club, Wednesday September 11, 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 more information, contact Laura on 880908, email, or follow on Twitter @rhbaylaughter.

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.

Women’s Institute

WI meeting on Monday September 9 at 2pm, at Wibury, Mount Pleasant North. A film will be shown. All welcome.

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.


Quiz night

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

Ruswarp Village Hall

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


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


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

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.

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 –

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 10, St John Ambulance; 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

Craft Group meetings have resumed 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.

200 Club

Sleights Sportsfield 200 Club September draw winners: W Hebden £25, W Hewison £15, T Gibson £10.

Duck Race

Sleights Cricket Club duck race winners: 1 £150 Mr Melville, 2 £125 Alice Smith, 3 £100 Alan Price, £75 Lee Gibson, £10 Phil Smith, Christine Radford, Nik, Ian c/o Tolly, Christine Helm. Thanks to all who supported the event.

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 contact Graham Storer on 810776.


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 12.

Coble Courier

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

Staithes Village Hall

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

Staithes Choir

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

Let’s Play

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

Parish Council

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


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: History Group meetings, Monday September 9, The Medieval Wall Paintings of Pickering Church; Monday, October 14, WW2 Crash on Warren Moor; Sewing workshops, Saturday September 14 and October 23; table tennis, 7pm Wednesdays from September 11.

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.