Villages

Cayton

OVER 60’S. The Over 60’s Club hold their meetings in Cayton Village Hall and Mr F Gamby welcomed 23 members to their latest weekly meeting.

Bingo was called by Mr Gamby and Mrs M Pattison, the winners being Mrs D Dawson, Mrs C Richings, Mrs N Feather, Mrs O Ayres, Mrs M Pattison, Mrs V Poole, Mrs P Watson, F Gamby, Mrs A Stangoe, Mrs M Scott, Mrs A Dowson, Mrs M Martin and Mrs J Gamby.

Mrs A Butler organised the raffle which was won by Mrs N Feather, Mrs J Griffiths, Mrs O Ayres, Mrs V Poole, Mrs M Scott, Mrs B Mennell, Mrs M Martin, Mrs A Dowson, Mrs A Butler and Mrs Denise Walker.

Tea and biscuits were prepared and served by Mrs A Butler and Mrs N Wilson.

The Over 60’s Club are always very pleased to welcome new members to their meetings held in Cayton Village Hall at 2pm every Thursday.

WHIST DRIVE. A Military Whist Drive was held in Cayton Village Hall and raised £40 for hall funds.

The MC was Bob Cowton and 7 tables were in play.

Whist winners:- 1 Mr and Mrs E Richardson, G Harman, B Cowton; 2 Mrs B Rodgers, Mrs M Scott, Mrs P Johnson, L Woodhead;

3 Mr and Mrs P West, Mrs A Cross, F Gamby; 4 J Craggs, P Richardson, R Souter, W Calvert.

The raffle was organised by Trevor Davies and won by Mrs J West, Mrs J Bowles, B Cowton, F Lawton, G Harman, Mrs S Wardle, R Warman, Mrs P Johnson, Mrs D Lawton, Mrs M Scott, Mrs D Cook, Mrs B Richardson, P West and W Calvert.

The MC thanked Trevor Davies for the raffle and Mick O’Pray for help in the kitchen and also to the many who donated raffle prizes and refreshments.

CRICKET CLUB. Cayton Cricket Club are mourning the loss of one of crickets greatest servants over many years. John Lockey was a player for Hackness all his life, Chairman of the Andyhire Evening League and a long standing supporter of all local cricket. Sincere condolences are sent to his widow Rita and all her family at this very sad time.

METHODIST SERVICE. The Sunday morning service in Cayton Chapel was led by Mrs M Dobson and during the service readings were given by Sandra Haigh and Kate Fisher.

Jane Allen was the organist, Margaret Welsh the Vestry Steward and Sandra Haigh was the Welcomer.

Mrs Sheila Adkin will lead the 10.30am service on Sunday.

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP. The Women’s Fellowship will be holding their next meeting at 2.15pm on Tuesday February 15 in Cayton Chapel when they will welcome their speaker Dr A Walker who will talk on ‘An Idiot’s Guide to Beekeeping’.

New members are always welcome to go along to any of the Fellowship meetings.

PARISH COUNCIL. Cayton Parish Council will be holding their monthly meeting at 7pm on Tuesday in the small room of Jubilee Hall and residents are welcome to go along.

FOLK DANCE. The Scarborough Folk Dance Group are holding their next folk dance on Saturday February 19, in Jubilee Hall from 7.30pm to 11pm.

The dancing will be to recorded music on this occasion and instructions will again be given on some of the dances by Cyril and Sheila Swales. Admission is £5, including a faith supper, and everyone very welcome to go along.

TOY SALES. Carey Bilton is re-starting her toy sales in Jubilee Hall, the first one being on Sunday March 6, from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Carey is also holding a craft, gift and produce fair in Jubilee Hall on Sunday March 20, from 9.30am to 12.30pm and is looking for people who wish to have a stall selling good quality crafts, gifts or homegrown fruit/veg/plants, preserves, baking etc. All types of crafts are welcome.

For further information on both events and to book a table please contact Carey on 01723 581086.

IN BLOOM. The In Bloom Group are holding their first fundraising event of 2011 when the LC Karaoke Marathon will be held on Saturday February 19, in the Blacksmith’s Arms, courtesy of Andrea and Mike Brent, from noon to midnight.

A fundraising raffle will be held and it is very much hoped that there will be a lot of singers taking part. Any children who might like to have a go during the afternoon must be escorted by an adult.

Crossgates

BOWLS club. Crossgates Short Mat Bowling Club held its first bowls drive of this year on Saturday last, which proved to be an exciting afternoon. The drive was won by Colette Murray with 32 shots, followed closely by Moira Audsley with 30 shots.

Forthcoming events will be the Christine Shaw Vase competition for the ladies singles to be played on Sunday February 20, which will be followed by Saturday February 26, with the competition for the Arthur and Louie Stubbs Cup for men’s singles.

Club members are reminded that the annual club lunch and presentations will be held on April 17, at the East Ayton Lodge Hotel. Full details are available at the club.

In the meantime social bowling continues in the community centre each Tuesday and Thursday from 2-4pm.

Eastfield

NEW COUNCILLOR. At the end of the parish council meeting last week in the community centre, the public and press were excluded whilst councillors considered applications for the co-option of a new councillor. After some deliberation it was decided that a number of the candidates who had previously attended for interview could have filled the post, and it was finally resolved that Mrs Chris Parsons be co-opted. The clerk was instructed to write and advise her of the decision, and inform and thank the other candidates for their interest and applications, and suggest to them, if they were still interested to consider standing for election in the May elections.

LIBRARY CLOSURE. With Eastfield Library and information centre being one of many in North Yorkshire in danger of being closed because of the need to save a total of £2.3 million, readers and other users of the facilities at the library are being urged to enter into the consultation period and return the forms before the end of this period on February 28, in a bid to save their library. A form and information can be had from the library, or downloaded from the county council’s website. Regular users are urged to make their views known.

In addition to the borrowing of books, Eastfield Library has many other facilities which will cause hardship to lots of people in the area. The borough council has the facility of collecting rents and rates, there is a public toilet there, and storytime is held each week for the under fives during term time. Play Station 2 consoles are available to be played free of charge and they are also available to hire at £1.50 per week. DVD rentals are £2.25 per week. MP3 audio books, which are a new addition to the stock, are available at £2 for three weeks, and junior story tapes cost only 75p for three weeks.

IT courses include Absolute Beginners and Introduction to the Internet and email. These are all free one-off sessions, but there is a waiting list at present.

Eastfield Library has grown over the years from a small book borrowing facility to the much larger and more modern building which has only been open since October 2005.

POP IN. Members of the Pop-in Club met in the community centre on Tuesday where they enjoyed a two-course lunch with tea or coffee, which was prepared and cooked by Shirley Buckley and served by helpers Jane, Cerena and David Binks, and the raffle was organised by Norma Rogers.

BINGO session. Bingo was played in the community centre on Tuesday evening when the callers were Brian Collins and other volunteers. Books and Fliers were sold by Audrey Wade and the raffle was organised by Betty Wilson. Checkers and other helpers were Vi Newbold, Cath Sugden, Tina Hepworth and Kirsty Ruth.

YOGA session. An evening of hatha yoga which took place in the community centre on Thursday evening was conducted by Mrs Vera Lansdell.

KNITting group. Social chat over light refreshments was enjoyed by members of the Knit and Natter group at the community centre on Friday afternoon whilst they also continued with their work in wool.

world prayer. The Women’s World Day of Prayer for Cayton, Eastfield and Osgodby this year will take place on Friday March 4. The service this year will be held at St George’s Roman Catholic Church in Moor Lane and will start at 2.15pm.

Rillington

OVER SIXTIES. At the Over Sixties Club meeting in the village hall Margaret King presented the prizes to whist: Marjorie Grice, Kath Samples, May Sawdon, Audrey Hodgson, Kath Campion, Eric Copeland and Ron Hodgson.

Raffle prizes were won by Robin King, Ann Abbey and Margaret King.

PRIZE BINGO. The January prize bingo held in Woodlands Community Centre raised £231 for Brooklyn Junior Football Club. Melvyn Jacques was the caller and Kath Jacques the checker.

The next prize bingo will be held on Wednesday March 2 to raise funds for Help for Heroes. Donations of prizes would be most welcome. Please contact Sue Nelson or Margaret King.

PROGRESSIVE WHIST. At a progressive whist drive held in Woodlands Community Centre prizes were won by Ruth Hogarth, Alan Birkett, Madge Cook, Kath Halliday and May Sawdon. Raffle prizes were won by Robin King, Joyce Smith, Eric Copeland, Madge Cook and May Sawdon.