District Diary

Thursday January 31, 2013


School news

Children attending Seamer and Irton CP School are being discouraged from wearing jewellery at school and are asked to remove all jewellery for PE lessons. Parents have also been asked to make sure their children have the correct indoor PE kit: blue or white T-shirt, blue shorts and pumps.

The Nigel Carson Soccer School available to all pupils restarts today at £3 per session. The French Club will resume on Monday. The school is collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers to exchange for resources for the children.

St Martin’s

The Rev Richard Firth led a 9.30am common worship holy communion service at St Martin’s Church on Sunday and Paul McWilliams preached a sermon on being part of the body of Christ and sharing in God’s love. Edna Burton gave a Bible reading and accompanied singing on the keyboard. Jo Thompson assisted with the chalice, 
Clare Firth and Doreen Livesey, who also served refreshments, were sidespersons.

Reader-in-training Judith Dean led the 11am modern communion service with the Sunday Club service and the Rev Laura McWilliams presided at communion 
when Julie Hall assisted with the chalice. Emily Hewitt led the intercessions, Mary 
Otway gave a Bible reading 
and Paul McWilliams preached.

Richard Fuller led the sung worship with Steve Raetigg (keyboard), Wendy Haslam and Elizabeth Bradley ran the Sunday Club, Elizabeth Bradley was the sidesperson and Linda Murray served coffee.

On Sunday there will be a BCP holy communion service at 9.30am, a modern worship service with the Sunday Club at 11am, and a Messy Church at 3.30pm.

Methodist service

Miss Laura Glass was the preacher at Seamer Methodist Church on Sunday, and her sermon was based on the Gospel reading from Luke. She spoke of the coming of the Holy Spirit and the Good News which it brought and told that talents are gifts from God and should be used to the glory of the Lord. Jim Lawson was the door steward, Bert Blower the vestry steward, Doreen Lawson the organist and Margaret Neave took the collection. Jim Lawson and Jan Blower gave Bible readings.

The Rev Brian Fitzpatrick will be the preacher at Sunday’s 10.30am service.

Stepney and Woodlands


There will be a special themed evening on Thursday February 7, at the Fledglings restaurant situated at Yorkshire Coast College at 6.30pm, on the theme of ‘forest and field’ when there will be culinary delights from hunting and foresting plus a spit roast.

To book a place contact (01723) 356137 or fledglings@ycoastco.ac.uk.

St Luke’s

The morning service of Holy Communion was led by the Rev David Pynn who preached on the theme of Partnership. The Sunday School met for the first time and will continue on the fourth Sunday of each month at 10am. The 10am Holy Communion service this Sunday will be led by the Rev Pynn and Alan McKie will preach on Influence. All are welcome.


Bangers and mash

Despite inclement weather there was still a good attendance at the latest ‘Bangers and Mash’ lunch held in aid of village hall funds. The winners of the raffle were Garner Smith, Mrs M Andre-de-la-Porte, Martin Stephenson, Mrs J Owen, Mrs E Oates, Mrs G Davies, and John Calam.

The next lunch which should have been held on Saturday February 23, will be held on a date to be announced.

Parish council

Cllr PE Green presided at the recent meeting of the parish council held in the village hall. Other councillors present were: P Reeve, A Jeffels, J Heath, J Napthine, J Reeve, C Wilkinson, the clerk Mr C Adnitt, and one member of the public. Apologies were received from Cllr M Andre-de-la-Porte, District Cllr J Raper, and County Cllr J Sanderson.

Estimates for the cost of a notice board relating to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust had been circulated, it was noted the trust could provide funding of £500. The parish council having previously agreed to fund the project to a maximum of £1,000.

A Local Heritage Day will be held by the trust in the village hall today, from 1.30-6pm to which all interested persons are invited.

Problems with the kissing gate on the bridleway in Willerby Carr Lane, was reported by a member of the public. More information is 
to be obtained on this 

The Woodland Trust has been provided with details of a site for a tree planting scheme on Staxton Brow. When the weather improves, delivery of six tubs to be planted with flowers and sited around the village will go ahead.

Due to inclement weather the first clearing of part of Beacon Pond had to be postponed. The erection of a flagpole on the green opposite the Old School will proceed once the landscaping has been completed.

Two options for councillors’ information on the precept for the financial year 2013-14, was discussed. It was agreed to reduce the precept to £6220.65 and accept a grant £779.35 offered by Ryedale District Council.

A parish meeting is to be held in the village hall in either late February or early March, to allow residents to comment and express opinions on what the council is doing on their behalf.

There was cause for concern at fly tipping that has recently taken place in Ings Lane.

Ryedale District Council provide an efficient collection service of refuse in the village, that caters for all needs. Anyone seen or identified fly tipping in the lanes or heritage sites, will be reported to the appropriate authority for action to be taken.

Two planning applications were presented. Application 12/00930/FUL, for the approval to erect a building to form a shower room and toilet for disabled persons, and a laundry room for application number 12/00930/FUL. And for the erection of an electricity sub station and gas compound with two one tonne gas tanks, at the Spitals Shell Service Station.

All outstanding accounts were paid and a written report received from the clerk. The lane from Willerby Wold to Ganton Wold was reported to be full of potholes and in need of immediate attention. This was to be reported. It was noted that the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust are undertaking a survey on the River Hertford and adjacent wetland areas.


Methodist church

On Sunday a 10.30am worship will be led by Mrs Patricia Mollon. There will be no evening service at Scalby Methodist Church but Northstead Methodist Church are hosting a Taize service at 6.30pm to which all are invited.

St Laurence’s

Thursday: 10.30am Holy Communion with the Rev Graham Waring, 2.30pm Prayer Group at 16 Hall Park Grove, 7.30pm Cafe service Church Rooms; Friday: 7pm choir practice Church Rooms, 7.30–9.30pm XLS Worship for 11–16 years York Minster, 7.30pm ‘A Different Drum’ – Riding Lights at Westborough Methodist Church, 8pm Bell Ringers; Saturday: 10am–12 noon Christian Aid coffee morning at Westborough Methodist Church.

Sunday: 8am Holy Communion with the Rev Alastair Ferneley, 10am All Age service with the Rev Alastair Ferneley, 6.30pm Evensong with Alan McKie Church Rooms, 6.30pm Taize service – Barrowcliff Churches with Northstead Methodist Church everyone to meet at 4.30pm to sing through the songs and chants followed by bring and share Tea.

Tuesday: 9.15am ‘Open the Book’ Church Rooms.

Coffee morning

A coffee morning will be held at Scalby Methodist Church this Saturday to raise funds for the Barrowcliff Community Choir. Coffee and biscuits will be served from 10am to 12 noon and there will be a cake stall and Fairtrade stall. All are welcome, admission is by donation to the charity.

Scalby wives

Thirty five members of Scalby Wives enjoyed a most enlightening talk about Russian people by Kate Carnegie -Smith. She gave us a detailed insight into the lives of the many fascinating friends she has made on her numerous visits to Russia. Her enthusiasm for the places she visited was supported by vivid descriptions and lively anecdotes.

The tea hostesses were Doreen Brooke, Jean Nurse and Sue Exley.

Next Monday the speaker will be David Smith who will talk about the North York Moors National Park Authority.


Over 60s

The chairwoman, Mrs M Pattison, welcomed 23 members of the Over 60s Club to the weekly meeting in the village hall.

Bingo was called by Mrs Pattison with the flyers by Mrs B Rodgers. The winners were Mrs D Dawson, Mrs A Donlevy, Mrs A Stangoe, Mrs M Baker, Mrs D Colwill, Mrs M Cloves, Mrs P Watson, Mrs M Martin, Mrs B Rodgers, Mrs J Knight and Mrs

O Ayres. Mrs A Butler organised the raffle which was won by Mrs M Pattison, Mrs O Ayres, Mrs A Parsons, L Woodhead, Mrs S Charlwood, Mrs B Rodgers, Mrs A Speck, Mrs J Knight and Mrs J Griffiths.

Tea and biscuits were prepared by Mrs A Butler and Mrs A Donlevy.

The Over 60s Club meets in the village hall every Thursday at 2pm and are always very pleased to welcome new members.

Church services

The services during February at St John the Baptist Church will be: Sunday – 9am communion led by the Rev Ray Smith, 6.15pm Evensong led by Margaret Arnall; Sunday February 10 – 9am communion led by the Rev Sam Foster, 6.15pm Evensong led by Alan Courtney; Sunday February 17 – 9am communion led by the Rev Sam Foster, 6.15pm Evensong led by Ros O’Toole; Sunday February 24 – 9am communion led by the Rev Rod Fereday, 6.15pm Evensong led by Ros O’Toole.

The midweek communion services will be on Tuesday February 12, at 7pm, led by the Rev Graham Waring, and on Tuesday February 26, at 7pm, led by the Rev Graham Waring.

Whist drive

A military whist drive was held in the village hall and raised funds for hall funds.

The MC was Bob Cowton and seven tables were in 

Whist winners: 1) Mr & Mrs P West, Mrs A Cross, T Davies; 2) Mr & Mrs E Richardson, G Harman, B Cowton; 3) Mrs B Forcer, Mrs W Walton, Mrs M Burdock, Mrs H Richardson.

The raffle was organised by Trevor Davies and the winners included: Mrs B Richardson, T Davies, R Warman, J Calam, Mrs J West, R Souter, Mrs S Wardle, Mrs A Cross, Mrs E Brownridge, W Calvert, L Woodhead, P Richardson, Mrs B Forcer, P West, J Craggs, Mrs D Cook and G Harman.

The refreshments were served by Mrs Ann Dowson with help to serve from the whist players.

The MC thanked everyone for their support; to Trevor, Ann and Mick for their help with running the drive, and to all those who donate the raffle prizes. Everyone was wished a safe journey home.

Local heritage

The Carrs Wetland Project is holding a free local history event in the village Hall at Staxton today from 1.30–6pm.

They are very much hoping that people will go along to share their stories, memories and artefacts, old photographs, particularly about life in communities around the Vale of Pickering Carrs.

This unique event will be modelled loosely on the Antiques Roadshow concept, ie you take along whatever you might have to share about local heritage and these will be listened to, looked at, made a record of and generally appreciated.

The project are assembling local experts and history buffs who will be present on the day as well as some local interest groups having interesting displays of the landscape, geology, natural history, archaeology etc including the Westland Project.

It is open to all age groups with free tea and cake in return for telling them what heritage means to you. Everyone very welcome to go along.

Safer neighbourhood

The North Yorkshire Police Safer Neighbourhood policing team will be in Jubilee Hall on Monday from 10am–12 noon. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and discuss local issues with the team and it is very much hoped that residents will feel free to go along and have a chat. All welcome.

Women’s fellowship

The members of the Women’s Fellowship will be holding their first meeting of 2013 on Tuesday, at 2.15pm, in Cayton Chapel.

The speaker will be the Rev C Kirkman. The Fellowship are always very pleased to welcome new members at any of their meetings.

Bloom group

The next meeting of the Bloom Group will be held on Tuesday February 12 – not February 5 as previously advised – in the small room of Jubilee Hall.

The agenda will include the plans for the spring planting and preparation work required. The group has become a lot smaller and if there is anyone who would like to offer their help do please go to the meeting and have a talk to everyone and see how you could help for even an hour a week.

Methodist service

The Sunday morning service in Cayton Chapel was led by Colin Davies and during the service readings were given by Alison Smuk and Jennifer Atkinson. Jane Allen was the organist, Margaret Welsh the vestry steward and the welcomer was Jennifer Atkinson. The 10.30am covenant service on Sunday will be led by the Rev Denise Free.


Parish council

A meeting was held in Brompton Village Hall on January 20. Notice was given regarding the resignation of the parish clerk and some discussion followed about the process of advertising the post. In the meantime Ron Carey volunteered to fill the post in a temporary capacity.

There was a discussion on the condition of the roads during the poor weather, in particular the continuing problem posed by potholes in and around the village.

Representatives of Brompton Village Hall presented their report on a current development for the village, The Hall has been designated by North Yorkshire County Council Rural Action Yorkshire as one of seven community hubs in the county. The forthcoming activity, Village Ventures, which it will organise under this umbrella, will be a community lunch on Wednesday March 20, where it is planned to have hot food and cakes on sale plus various stalls. It is hoped to run a similar event on the third Wednesday 0f each month. A start up funding application has been made to RAY for £500. Volunteers are needed from the community to help run the event and anyone interested is asked to contact Mary Jones, Carol Woodhead or Di Ford.

Mark Evans explained the renovation work that had been carried out by a group of local people on the Butts back in December, where overhanging trees had been cut back and willow herb removed from the beck. He gave notice of another such event planned for Saturday February 9. Volunteers are warmly invited to join this working party to further renovate and conserve the Butts, and are asked to meet outside Keepers Cottage at 10am.

A full copy of the parish council minutes will be displayed as usual on the village notice boards. The next meeting will be Monday February 18, in Brompton Village Hall.

Domino drive

The first domino drive of 2013 was held in the village hall on Thursday. Despite the snow, the evening was well attended with 11 tables in operation. David Mudd organised and ran the evening with Elaine Mudd on the door and Sue Cook and Vinnie Allison in charge of the supper. With two more domino drives to go for this season, Fiona Mudd was standing by to collect scores for the accumulator prize at the end of the season.

The top winner for the evening was B Robinson followed by R Wildsmith, E Perrin, D Aconley, D Stevenson, D Cockerill, M Garbutt, M Leckonby, C Cockerill, P Robson, M Kidd, D Pennock, M Stevenson, E Massheder, S Hildreth, M Thompson, D Mudd and B Simpson.

The raffle winners were as follows A Wildsmith, P Robson, M Leckonby, S Cook, J Ward, E Ward, M Ward, C Cockerill, M Garbutt, G Mitchell, C Fletcher, M Turran, S Hildreth, A Nichols, D Aconley and D Mudd.

A total of £144 was raised for the village hall funds.

The next domino drive will be on February 28, in the village hall beginning at 7.30pm.

WI notice board

The board given by the WI which was outside the former Post Office and shop on the main road, had deteriorated in condition. There is no longer a WI in Brompton so the Village Hall Committee has facilitated the removal, repair and resiting of this notice board. Rob Shaw took it down, Bob Muir has restored it free of charge, and James Glaves has kindly allowed it to be attached to the outside wall of Glaves the Butchers. It is planned that this should be used for any notice relating to our local community.

Church news

The service on Sunday will be at 11am. Details of the Safari Supper on February 9 are on the new notice board.


St John’s

The 9am family communion service was led by the Rev Stephen Drury who preached on partnership. Readings were given by Jean Oxley and Bobbie Kelly led the intercessions and assisted with the chalice.

The 6pm Celtic evening praise service had as its theme the expression of religious belief. Readings were given by Gordon Young and Margaret Bendall was sidesperson.

A soup lunch and beetle drive held on Saturday January 26 raised £145 towards a new audio system with hearing loop.

Beetle drive

Despite snow on the ground, nothing could prevent an enthusiastic group gathering on Saturday for a soup lunch followed by a beetle drive. After 12 rounds of tightly fought battles, Jannette Mullineaux reigned supreme with a magnificent score of 140. The afternoon raised £134 towards the sound system. Thanks to all who attended, those who provided food and to Yvonne Quinsey for organising the beetle drive.

Methodist church

Sunday morning’s service was led by Mr Roy Pugh. He spoke about the many changes that Jesus went through in his 30 year lifetime. Everyone undergoes many changes during their lives too and we should let God into our lives and grow with Him. Share your faith with others and help them grow too. Bible readings were given by Mary Tomlinson, reading from the first letter to the Corinthians, and Jean Carter, who read from St Luke’s Gospel. Following the service refreshments were served by Jean Carter.

The 10.45am service of Holy Communion on Sunday will be conducted by the Rev Elizabeth Clark.


St Mark’s

The 10am service was led by the vicar, Mike Leigh, who spoke on Commitment. This Sunday there will be a service of Holy Communion at 8am and All Age Family service at 10am. Crèche facilities will be available for children under four years. On Wednesday there will be a service of Holy Communion at 10am.

Open church

St Mark’s Church is now open to visitors during the day, Monday to Friday, from 9am-6pm. All are welcome to come and enjoy the peace and stillness of God in this lovely church.

Community choir

Barrowcliff Community Choir meets on Thursday afternoons from 4-5pm in the Community Hall. It is free to join, but there is a suggested donation of £2 per adult, (children free), to cover costs. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be served from 3.30pm.

Sparklers service

This is an exciting, fun-filled service for pre-school children and their carers, looking at the theme of Love, with songs, stories and activities for everyone to enjoy. The service on Thursday February 7, starts at 10.30am, but all are invited to join the Parent and Toddler group session, which begins at 10am. Refreshments will be served in the Community Hall after the service.

Parent/toddler group

St Mark’s Parent and Toddler Group meets in the Community Hall every Tuesday and Thursday during term time, from 10-11.30am. Admission is £2 per family.

Mini music big sing

Many thanks to those who supported the Big Sing before Christmas. A total of £212 was raised for Jessie’s Fund (a music therapy charity).

Northstead methodist

This Sunday, there will be a Taize act of worship at 6.30pm led by the ministers of the churches around Barrowcliff. Everyone is invited to come at 4.30pm to practice the songs and chants before sharing in a bring and share tea before the service.

On Saturday February 9, there is a coffee morning from 10.30am in aid of Homeless Support, which will be followed by a soup and a sandwich lunch from 11.30am-12.45pm. There will also be a cake and Fairtrade stalls.


Dell seminar

Following the success of the Dell-ve into Nature project at Eastfield Dell, the ranger is holding a free seminar to look at how the park has been transformed from a neglected dump to a dynamic resource for wildlife and people alike.

If you have an open space, or know someone who has, however big or small, and would like to improve it for biodiversity, access, education, heritage or events, this is for you. With expert speakers and demonstrations, activities and useful handouts, you are likely to leave much better-equipped to make a real difference to your space.

The seminar will take place at Eastfield Community Centre on Thursday March 7, starting at 9.30am, until about 1pm. If this is of interest and you would like to attend, please contact the Dell Ranger on 07563 737704 to obtain a booking form.

Dell survey

The rangers would like to know what you think of the Dell and its activities. Everyone is invited to log on to the following link and complete the questionnaire, which doesn’t take long http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NDYRBMY. This will give you an oppor-tunity to give valuable feedback.

Parent’s evening

The parents evening for Year 10 students will take place at Pindar School on Tuesday between 4.30-7.30pm.

School library

At George Pindar School, Claire Matson has just taken over as school librarian and is very excited to be in this role, working with what is, she says, a fantastic resource at the school. Claire wishes to point out that the library is open until 4.30pm each day after school, as well as breaks and lunch times. They have a good selection of reference materials and computers with internet access. It is an excellent facility that children can use to do his or her homework, and invites parents to encourage the children to use the library to complete their homework before leaving the school. Claire is also willing to do everything she can to assist the students with their work and research.

Claire has also noticed there are a large number of overdue books on the system and would like to get as many of them back as soon as possible, as they are a valuable resource. She would be very grateful if parents would encourage their children to dig out their overdue books and return them.

First millionaires

The Year 7 and 8 students at Pindar school have been challenged to become millionaires, meaning to read a million words. Each time a student has read a book and completed an Accelerated Reading Quiz, the number of words they have read is calculated by a clever computer programme. Obviously the students have accepted the challenge, as, just before Christmas the first reading millionaires at the school were awarded certificates and prizes for their excellent achievements. Chloe Marshall in Year 7 and Nicole Wade in Year 8 are now well on their way to reading a second million words, with a number of other students not very far behind.

Pop in

The Pop In Club met in the community centre on Tuesday, and after perusing the table top and bring and buy stalls, the members enjoyed a three course lunch which was prepared and cooked by the resident chef and served by Judy Fox and helpers. They also enjoyed taking part in a raffle organised by Norma Rogers.

Knitting group

The Knit and Natter Group met in the community centre on Friday afternoon and enjoyed a social chat over light refreshments, after which they continued with their work in wool. Donations of wool are always gratefully accepted and can be left at the centre on a Friday between 1.30-3.30pm.

Care event

Groundwork continues to offer free services to anybody out of work and looking for a job. We will search for vacancies, help to prepare CVs and application forms. Groundwork is situated at 10 High Street, Eastfield.

Date for your diary. The Wilf Ward Family Trust are hosting a care event. It will be a chance for people who are interested in their care positions to ask questions and gain information. Wilf Ward provides support for children, people with disabilities and the elderly. The Wilf Ward Family Trust care event will be held on February 7, at Derwent Training, Hertford Way, York Road Industrial Park, Malton, YO17 6YG, between 10am and 12 noon.


Wandales service

The next church service will be held on Monday at 2.30pm, in the Residents Lounge. All are welcome as usual.

The Arts and Crafts group continues to meet on Friday afternoons at 2pm. Refreshments will be provided. For further information if required, please contact the warden on 871181.

Ravenscar and Staintondale

Pony club

On Thursday February 7, Staintondale Hunt Pony Club will be holding a ‘try your hand at fencing’ evening from 6.30-8.30pm, at Burniston Village Hall. All adults and children are welcome to come and try this sport. For further information and to book, please contact Louise Robertson on 07900196875.

Church news

This Sunday, Mrs Diane Robinson, will lead an all-age family service, with Sunday School at 10.30am in St Hilda’s Church, Ravenscar.

The vicar will be playing snooker on Saturday at Westborough Church, to help raise money for Christian Aid. If you would like to sponsor her, please ring her on 870270.

There is a meeting tonight at Cloughton Church Community Hall to hear from the Archdeacon and Rural Dean about what is proposed to happen following the retirement of the vicar at Easter. This will include a presentation about a proposed retreat for the Cloughton Cluster of churches with St Mark’s, St Laurence’s, and St Luke’s.

Road closure

The county council have given advance warning that there will be overnight essential maintenance and re-surfacing work taking place on the A171 road in Cloughton High Street and Mill Lane on eight nights between February 25 and March 15. The road will be closed from 6pm to 6am. For further detailed information contact Area 3 Whitby Office, Cholmley Way, Whitby YO22 4NQ or area3.whitby@northyorks.gov.uk

Country markets

The dates for the country markets to be held in Staintondale Village Hall this year are April 6, July 13, October 5, and December 7. Contact Pauline Lloyd on 870160 for further information. 


Shoebox appeal

With the help of people from chapel, church, school and other volunteers, the village sent 111 shoeboxes to the Samaritans Purse appeal. This became part of the 5,750 boxes sent to the Ukraine from the new Scarborough depot. Thank you all for your kind giving.

Work is already underway for this year’s appeal with friends knitting items. Gifts of wool, no matter how small, would be appreciated. These can be left at the chapel coffee morning or can be given to Christine, who also has the patterns (01944) 711294 or contact Angela on (01944) 710608 if you want any more information.

Letters draw

Sherburn FC Letters Draw results week ending January 19. Letters - BKY, no win. Results week ending January 26. Letters - EFT, winner B Pawson £120. Next week’s total £60.

Weekly draw

Playing Field Weekly Draw results week ending January 25: 1 (17) Des Bean; 2 (96) Wendy Rabnett; 3 (38) Norman Lickes.


Sing for fun

The association council is pleased to announce that Mrs Shirley Holdsworth has offered to meet with residents and friends who have registered their interest in meeting together occasionally to sing their favourite popular songs.

People from all areas are invited to come along to the community centre to talk about forming such a group on Wednesday February 13, at 2pm.

The association now wishes to beg, borrow or buy a suitable keyboard. Anyone who can help is asked to ring (01723) 582293.

Bingo evening

In spite of the snowy weather, some stalwarts ventured out for a bingo evening at the community centre. The callers and cashiers were Bryan Coomber and Moira Audsley. Mandy Taylor and Audrey Morgan were the checkers.

A raffle was won by Mrs Morgan and Mrs Taylor and refreshments were served by May Wayland and Mrs Audsley.

People from all areas are invited to join the group on Monday evenings at 7.15pm for this pleasant social event at the community centre.

Treasurer vacancy

The community association council is looking for a volunteer to look after its finances. This involves recording the weekly income and expenditure of the association and reporting to a monthly meeting. For further information, please contact (01723) 582293,

Keep fit

Brenda Martin led the keep fit enthusiasts at the community centre for aerobics, salsa dancing and body-toning on Friday from 7-8pm.

Craft group

Members of the Craft Group met at the community centre under the leadership of Maureen Picken. They discussed their personal interests and current work which includes crocheting and knitting toys and garments, cross-stitching, sewing and card-making. They are also knitting tops for babies with AIDS in Africa and squares for blankets.

The group meets on Thurs-days from 10am to 12 noon. For further information, contact Mrs Picken on (01723) 582913.

Creative writers

Anyone interested in writing for pleasure or profit is invited to join the Scarborough Creative Writers’ Discussion Group on Thursdays from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at the community centre. It is led by Shirley Durrant who can be contacted on (01723) 367067 and will welcome all enquiries.

Library books

All residents are invited to borrow books from the community centre’s bookshelves which hold a good selection of modern novels and non-fiction generously donated by members, and there is a regular turnover of titles. Books can be borrowed for 20p at any meeting and on Thursdays from 10am to 12 noon when the Craft Group meets and will welcome borrowers.

Hall for hire

The community centre, Osgodby Lane, has been refurbished making it an attractive venue with new hard flooring, and good kitchen facilities. There are vacant sessions for parties, meetings, social or business events, fundraising, music practice and other events. Contact (01723) 582293 for further information.

The centre is owned by the volunteers of Osgodby Community Association who welcome all enquiries and especially suggestions for increasing the facilities they offer to the village and surrounding areas.


Monday club

The club meets on Monday at the village hall, new members are very welcome.


YCA meeting

The Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association will meet on Wednesday, at 2pm, in the community centre. Carol-Ann Withers will give an art demonstration and talk on techniques, new members and guests very welcome.

All Saints

All services are held at 8am and 10.45am except the second Sunday of the month when there is no 8am service. The fourth Sunday of the month is usually a united service with Cross Hill Methodist Church alternating venues. There is a Praise Hour at 5pm every third Sunday. At present there is a service at 4pm each Sunday afternoon until next month when Evensong will return to 6pm.

Produce Association

The Garden Produce Association will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, at 7.30pm, in the community centre. Richard Baines from Yorkshire Coast Nature will speak on the subject of ponds, guests and new members will be welcome.

Camera club

The meeting on Tuesday January 22 was a practical session on portrait photography. It was presented by Adrian Clay an active photographer and artist based in York. Members of the group thoroughly enjoyed the evening, new members are very welcome at the fortnightly meetings at Hungate Court.

Methodist church

Cross Hill Methodist Church’s Sunday service is with the preacher Mr John Coleman and begins at 10.30am.

Community centre

Thursday am Baby Clinic, pm Silver Band; Friday am Pop In; pm Jazz Club; Sun am Silver Band; Monday pm Art Group, The Band; Tuesday 7.30pm Garden Club; Wednesday am Creative Arts, 2pm YCA.