District Diary

Thursday April 11, 2013


Methodist church

Only the 9.30am and 8pm services were held last Sunday at Burniston Methodist Church as others took advantage of attending the final services at ECG at the Spa or were returning from the Spring Harvest celebrations in Skegness. The usual 9.30am and 11am services will take place this week to which anyone is most welcome to come.

Preparations are underway for this year’s Flower Festival ‘Yorkshire Coast’ to be held at the church on the weekend beginning May 3, with an opening concert featuring Mark Gay’s Rat Pack and the Singing Vicars. All proceeds will be going to the Castle Hill High Dependence Heart Unit. For further details please look on the church website www.burnistonchurch.org.uk.

Bowling club

The opening of the green by club captains Joy Calder and John Punter last Saturday, blessed with good weather, was well attended by members enjoying both the sun and the sport. Unfortunately, the commencement of the popular club triples competition has been delayed due to the mid-week closure of the green for chemical treatment but the green will be back in use on Saturday April 13. All potential new members are invited to come along for a ‘come and try it’ session at 2pm.

Film news

The screening of Lad to an appreciative audience last Monday will be followed on Friday April 26 by Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and the showing of a Tintin adventure on May 24.

Maintenance work

Following recent fire precaution work in the village hall, officers are planning to carry out roof replacement, bridge repairs and kitchen improvements in the summer months.


St Mary’s

A morning worship service was held at 10am on Sunday April 7. The preacher was Ros O’Toole, the first lesson, from Acts, was read by Wendy White, the second from Revelations, by Theresa Readman, and the Gospel, from St John, by Peter Thompson. Intercessions were led by Michael Lester, and Ros’ sermon was basically about not being afraid to go out into the world and spread the Good News of the Gospel, as Jesus bids us. Music was provided by Michael Lester and Rosemary and David Oliver. Coffee was served in the hall afterwards. At 5pm the farewell party in the village hall was very well attended. Representatives from all the churches in the cluster were there, also the patron of the benefice. The tables were groaning with food, and the atmosphere was very convivial, even if rather emotional. Liz Kitching was a very popular vicar! Music was by Michael Lester, Rosemary and David Oliver and Helen Jowsey. Penny Richardson sang a solo, ‘Cavatina’, the ‘ad hoc’ choir sang ‘I the Lord of sea and sky’, and the assembled company split into two halves to sing, ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God’. There was also a speech from Paul Bolton, to which Liz responded, and she was presented with flowers, a cheque and various gifts. The evening ended with a sing-song.

This Sunday there will be Holy Communion with Sunday School at 10am, and on April 26, the coffee club is open from 10-11.30am in the church hall.


Agapé meal

Sherburn Methodist Chapel was host to friends from the Circuit for an Agapé meal. Agapé is the Greek word for love. Until the end of the 7th century AD Christians shared meals together, as Jesus had done, in love. However the practice fell into disuse and has only recently been revived.

On Maundy Thursday the meal commemorated the Last Supper. The Rev Elizabeth Clark led worship as a candle was lit for each disciple and then the central candle for Jesus. After prayers around the table Mr Norman Clark led us in a hymn and we enjoyed the main course of our meal. Afterwards the Gospel lesson of the washing of the disciples’ feet was read by Mrs Christine Fenwick. The minister then washed the feet of some of those seated round the table. After more prayers we enjoyed the second course of our meal. The Holy Communion round the table followed. After we had extinguished all the disciples’ candles the candle symbolising Jesus was carried into church and the congregation followed in silence. After the Gospel of the Watch was read people left quietly as they were ready. A time of fellowship and blessing.

St Hilda’s

The Rev Quentin Wilson officiated at the Holy Communion service for Easter Sunday assisted by Barbara Grice with the chalice. Organist was Martin Monkman and sides persons were Derrick Collier and Angela Holdsworth. Keith and Jean Usher served coffee. At the close of the service each member of the congregation was given an Easter egg. The services for April are: Sunday April 14 Lay service at 10.30am led by Barbara Grice; Sunday April 28 Holy Communion at 9.15am led by the Rev Quentin Wilson. All are welcome.

Village show

Potatoes for the Sherburn Great Potato Challenge are now on sale at £2 each from the East Riding and copies of the schedule for the third Sherburn Village Show on Sunday August 18 are available from the pub, Post Office and Middle Shop.

Methodist news

The Easter Sunday morning worship was led by Mrs Rosie Coles. The steward was Mr Norman Clark and the welcomer was Mrs Liz Aconley. The link window scene of the Easter story prepared by Mrs Jean Brown was much admired. Mrs Glen Branston led the Lenten Liturgy. The organist was Mr Chris Cade. The children enjoyed hearing the story of the real Easter egg brought by Mrs Coles. It was good that it was made, not just of chocolate, but Fairtrade chocolate and the Easter story was written on the box. It also contained an Easter quiz and as all questions were answered correctly the children shared out the egg between us all. Mr Norman Clark read the Gospel lesson and a sketch of Peter and Mary was enacted by Liz and Chris. Mrs Coles showed us a picture of a three dimensional jigsaw and suggested it was like the Kingdom of God of which we all are one piece of the puzzle. As we work out our place in the jigsaw and as we try to live out our own Christian witness we can know that the Risen Christ is with us. After worship we continued in fellowship with refreshments in the hall and all were given a small chocolate egg.

On Sunday morning worship was a Local Arrangements service which meant that everyone had the opportunity to help with the preparation. The chapel became a courtroom and evidence for the Risen Christ was presented. We had the visual evidence of the empty tomb and then audio evidence when Ruth, Kiara and India showed pictures that they had made about Easter when they had heard the Easter story. Then there was spiritual evidence with a testimony, tangible evidence when

Thomas touched Jesus, putting his fingers into his wounded hands and side. Then there was the evidence of changed lives in people who come to know Christ.

The verdict was unanimous for Christ and all joined in a hymn of commitment. The young people enjoyed a lively praise time joining in with percussion instruments and made sticker book pictures of the Bible stories. The welcomer was Mrs Christine Pickard, steward Mrs Jean Brown, readers Mrs Mary Dickinson, Mrs Sandra Cade and Mrs Kim Canterbury. A sketch ‘I’ll believe it when I see it’ was enacted by Mr Ray Pickard, Mrs Janet Magee, Mrs Christine Fenwick, Mrs Jean Brown and Mr Chris Cade. Fellowship continued in the Hall over tea and coffee.

The worship next Sunday at 10.30am will be led by Mr Norman Clark. Everyone is welcome.

The hostess for the Tuesday coffee morning was Mrs Christine Ashton and another £15 was added to the gift for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Weekly draw

Playing Fields Association Draw: March 22 £25 (31) Mrs S Atkinson, £15 (28) Val Slack, £5 (116) Ade Pickard; March 29: £25 (73) Celia Thompson, £15 (23) Sharon Sanderson; £5 (83) Mrs Janet Armstrong; April 5 £25 (10) Pat Cousins, £15 (37) Mrs A Kilvington, £5 (2) Angela Best.

Quiz night

A quiz with pie and pea supper was held at the East Riding. The winners were Sue, Rich and Eve and £18 was donated to the Air Ambulance. The raffle won by Sue Pollard raised £15 for Sherburn Youth Club.

The next quiz will be on Thursday April 18 and pie and peas will be available at a cost of £3. All are welcome to come along and enjoy this fun evening.

Langdale End

Quiz night

The ever popular quiz was held in the village hall. Mr W Calvert was on the door and ran the raffle. The ladies in the kitchen were Mrs D Collins, Mrs I Calvert, Mrs L Calvert, Mrs S Calvert and helpers. The question masters were Mr and Mrs B Devitt.

Sixteen teams took part namely, Just Thinking, Wannabees, The Victors, The Wrench Green Marauders, The Tired Pups, Local Yokels, Margaret’s Back, Famous 5, Minus one, The Slackers, Winegums, Quizzie Rascals, The Tryhards, Judy Jokers, Now’t Nor Summat, Don’t Know. In total £275 profit was made for village hall funds. Mrs F Graves thanked everyone for coming, Mr and Mrs Devitt for all their hard work and the ladies in the kitchen for providing a wonderful supper.

The next whist drive is on April 20 at 7.30pm and the next domino drive is on April 26 at 7.30pm.


Whist drive

A whist drive was held in the village hall. Mr W Calvert was the MC, the ladies in the kitchen were Miss S Coulson, Mrs C Dickinson and Mrs J Bielby, Mrs J Bielby ran the raffle. Winners were: 1st E Stear, J Bowles, D Grace and S Foote; 2nd Mrs J Bielby and Mrs C Dickinson; 3rd Mr & Mrs T Wardle, Mr R Warman and R Wardle.

Raffle winners: V Poole, E Stear, T Wardle, P Richardson, D Grace, B Moment, F Graves, S Wardle, G Peckitt and R Warman.

Ladies club

Hackness Ladies Club held its annual meeting at the Hackness Grange Hotel. Barbara Hird, chairman, welcomed 19 members present and gave her annual report followed by secretary Sue Sargent’s report. Ruth Marflitt then gave the treasurer’s report. The shield for most points won in the competitions was awarded to Glennis Emms and runner up Glyniss Ludkin and third Betty Dale. It was voted unanimously to re-elect the present committee which will be, chairman Barbara Hird, secretary Susan Sargent, treasurer Ruth Marflitt, programme organiser Sally Pennock who will be assisted by Glynis Ludkin, raffle organiser Margaret Horton, refreshments officer Shirley Calvert and points organiser Jacky Bielby. It was decided to donate £50 to both Hackness Under Fives and the Air Ambulance. Meetings this year will alternate between Hackness Village Hall and Langdale End Village Hall with the May meeting being at Langdale End. The ladies meet on the first Thursday of the month with the exception of February. The programme includes some interesting speakers and also some enjoyable outings. New members are most welcome and meetings usually start at 7.30pm.

Folkton and Flixton

YCA meeting

At the annual meeting of the Folkton and Flixton Yorkshire Countrywomens Association Bridget Kirling was appointed the new chairman replacing Pat Bradley who has retired after many years service. Pat was thanked by the secretary and presented with a gift and a card. Linda Thompson has also stood down as the events organiser and was also presented with a card and gift, a new arrangement for organising events is to be trialled next year. Sheila Schorah is to continue as the secretary and Zoe Nicholl as the treasurer, following the meeting a quiz arranged by fellow member Jill Carroll was played, the winner of the quiz was Sheila Schorah and the runner up was Pat Bradley. To close the afternoon’s entertainment tea and biscuits were served by fellow members.

Egg day

Folkton and Flixton YCA are to hold an evening of entertainment with David Grisedale who was privileged to be involved in the raising of the Mary Rose. There will be a finger buffet, raffle and cake stall, with all proceeds going to Scarborough Hospital. Tickets are available from Linda Thompson on (01723) 892162 cost £5. The evening will start at 7pm in Folkton and Flixton Village Hall on Friday May 10.

Bloom group

The Flixton and Folkton Bloom Group, by popular demand, are to hold a poetry evening in Folkton and Flixton Village Hall on Friday April 19 at 7pm. There will be a finger buffet and raffle, tickets are £5 and can be obtained from Linda Thompson (01723) 892162. If you wish to bring your own tipple that’s fine, glasses can be provided. The last poetry evening proved to be a great success so hope to see you there.


Bowling club

The president, Richard Thompson, welcomes every one and all ages in our local community to the club’s open day on Saturday April 13 at 2pm, at the Pavilion, Community Hall, Scalby Road, Scalby. The day’s activities (weather and green permitting) will include a spider competition and social bowling along with a fundraising raffle. Please come along to this free play and try session with coaching (flat shoes required).

A vacancy for club secretary has arisen, if you are interested in applying for this position please contact the president on (01723) 368866. Looking forward to the beginning of another successful bowling season – new members are always most welcome.

Methodist church

This Sunday at 10.30am worship will be led by Mrs Marjorie Dobson. Also this Sunday at 4.30pm the second Sunday worship will be our Mission in Britain service this will be led by Deacon Helen Webster from Whitby.


Car boot sale

There will be a car boot sale at St Helen’s Caravan Park, Wykeham on Sunday May 5. The event is being held on behalf of Snainton Bowling Club.

Refreshments will be available on the site. For further information please contact E Rumley on (01723) 859261.

Bowling club

Snainton Bowling Club, Barker Lane is holding a special ‘come and try it’ day on Sunday April 28 at 2pm. You will have the chance to borrow equipment free, receive free instruction, meet members and have a go. There is no need to book just come along. Other dates are available by arrangement.

Ladies and gentlemen are welcome as singles, couples, pairs and groups. There are special rates for students in full-time education. Enquiries are welcome from companies and organisations for team-bonding days or activity days. Experienced bowlers, former bowlers, or beginners will receive a warm welcome at this friendly village club. Enquiries to Mrs E Rumley (01723) 859261.


Village ventures

The meeting held on Tuesday April 2 was attended by 14 volunteers. In addition six further people who did not attend have sent offers of help. This means that the newly launched monthly lunch, coffee, teas open house at Brompton Village Hall on the third Wednesday of the month now has a rota of enthusiastic helpers.

Tess McMahon from Rural Action Yorkshire, who have given a grant to help keep these days self-financing, will attend the next Village Venture day with some information and lead a discussion about keeping warm without increasing fuel bills ready for next winter. The menu for April 17 will include a main course for £2, homemade cake and biscuits. There will be a play corner for babies and toddlers. Village Ventures is open to all local people, not just those resident in Brompton.

Church service

The service at All Saints on Sunday April 14 will be an 11am matins.

Parish council

The next meeting will be on Monday April 15 at 7.35pm in Brompton Village Hall.


Village hall committee

Mrs G Davies presided at the recent meeting of the Village Hall Committee, also in attendance were Mrs E Oates, Mrs R Armstrong, Miss M De-la-Porte, Miss S Hiley, Mr E Cooper. Apologies were received from Mrs A Gabriel, Mr P Gabriel, Mrs JKeegan and Mrs V Boyes.

Membership of the monthly draw is now 160. New members are always welcome, and anyone can join the draw by contacting any member of the committee or ringing (01944) 710808. The fee is 25p each week, with three prizes of £30, £20, and £10, the draw being made every four weeks. Miss S Hiley reported that the purchase of new pans and cooker, with the loan of a hostess warming appliance, had improved performance and service at the last lunch. The next ‘Bangers and Mash’ lunch will be held on Saturday April 27 at 12.30pm. Cost for Adults £3 and £2 for children. The final lunch of the series will be held on Saturday June 1. The theme for the lunch being the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, and also to celebrate the 75th year of the opening of the village hall. Photographs are to be taken to celebrate the event.

Following discussion it was agreed that a revised estimate should be accepted for the floor of the main hall, and that shelving required in the storeroom should be completed shortly after the Easter break. Mrs E Oates agreed to compile another quiz relating to ‘taking a driving test’.

Winners of the latest monthly draw held in aid of hall funds were Judy Bulman £30, Aimee Hastie £20, Sam Hiley £10. The next draw will be made on Friday May 3.

Whist drive

Winners of the whist drive held in the village hall and organised by Mrs P Thompson, were Jim Craggs, Sarah Wardle, Peter Richardson and Debbie Cooke.

Winners or the raffle were Sarah Wardle, Debbie Cooke, Peter Richardson, Bob Cowton, Jim Craggs and Philip West.

A sum of £32 was raised in aid of Mencap of Scarborough. Pam would like to thank everyone who supported the event, donated prizes for the raffle, assisted with the supper and clearing up afterwards. Supporters are asked to remember the April whist drive.

Quiz evening

There was an excellent attendance at the sports club on Saturday evening for the latest quiz in the series. Quiz master Alan Heelbeck was in ebullient form, presenting a varied but challenging selection of questions and pictures. The winners of the general quiz and £24 were the Ings Imps, comprising of Ian and Judy Bulman, Linda Witty and Edwin Cooper. Winners of the picture quiz and £16 were the Hunmanbyites, including Maz and Deborah Skelton, Lee Uttley and James Armstrong.

Winner of the raffle and £5 was Peter Watson, but he failed to call the cards right for £140, as did Deborah Skelton for £80, Calum Johnson £40, Sue Drury £20, Chloe Jackson for £10 and Tony Hill for £5. Grateful thanks to Sue Ridsdale for providing a buffet supper and to Calum Johnson, Izzy Middleton and Chloe Jackson for their assistance. The final quiz in the series will be held in the club house on Saturday April 20, when the money for playing the cards right has to be won.

On Saturday April 27 there will be a race night in the club house, when the proceeds will be in aid of Scarborough Hospital funds.

Members and friends of the sports club are invited to attend and support a very worthy cause.


Association meeting

The 38th annual meeting of the community association will be held on Wednesday April 17 at 7pm at the community centre. All residents are invited to attend to hear reports of the association’s activities and finances over the past year. A new council has to be elected annually and nominations are requested for chairman, two vice-chairmen, secretary, treasurer, bookings secretary and council members. Nomination forms are on the recently circulated newsletters or can be obtained at the community centre. Osgodby Community Association is a registered charity (504309), and an independent organisation run entirely by volunteers to provide facilities for educational and leisure time pursuits. New people to help with these aims will be warmly welcomed at this meeting or at any time.

Village council

The monthly meeting of the village council was held in the function room of the Poacher’s Barn under the chairmanship of Cllr Philip King. Present were Cllrs Robert Clough, vice-chairman, Alan Gregory, Avril Gregory, Peter Southward and Eileen Vickers, council clerk Tony Spencer, police sergeant C Gosling and three members of the public. Sergeant Gosling reported on the latest crime statistics for the area, and said that Osgodby continued to be one of the safest places to live in the county. A review of police services for the area had recently been carried out and Osgodby would be included in the area to be known as ‘Eastfield East’ from April 14, 2013.

Cllr Avril Gregory said that investigations into a gas leak were continuing and that all major potholes and all street lights except one had now been repaired. In an open forum, a broken garage door at a property in Bradworth Close and the provision of a grit bin were discussed. North Yorkshire County Council had approved the suggested site for a grit bin in Osgodby Close and it would be asked to site the bin at an appropriate time later this year and to send an invoice to the council. The resident supplying the grit was to be thanked and asked for confirmation that this will be continued on an ongoing basis. The matter of a dog waste bin dispenser was deferred to the next meeting. An email from the county council indicated that the requested new bus shelter would not be provided. Councillors decided to ask the county council to return and site the shelter which had been removed previously.

It was noted that no objection had been raised to a planning application for a two-storey side extension and a single storey rear extension to Newstead, Filey Road.

The annual accounts for 2012-2013 were approved, confirmed and would be submitted to the internal auditor and to the external auditor thereafter. A payment of £41.25 to Thirsk Community Care Association for the preparation of the council’s payroll for the months of January to March 2013 was approved. Payment was authorised of £365 for membership of the Yorkshire Local Councils Associations and of £120 to Scarborough Borough Council for the 2012 Christmas tree.

The next meeting will be the annual meeting on Tuesday May 7 at 7.30pm at the Poacher’s Barn.

Bingo evening

A bingo evening was run at the community centre with Moira Audsley and Janet McNamara as callers and cashiers. The checkers were Christine Hastie and Mrs McNamara. Refreshments were served by Dorothy and Joan Davis. A raffle was won by Mrs Audsley, Dorothy and Mary Morris and the flyer was won by Barbara Harwood and Mary Morris. People from all areas will be welcomed at 7.15pm on Mondays to join in this pleasant social event.

Ravenscar and Staintondale

Pupil concert

On Good Friday, the pupils of Staintondale musician and teacher Frank James gave their annual concert in the village hall. Taking part were Daniel Robinson – piano, Charlie Flintoft – piano, Sam Mensah – piano, Grace Robinson – piano, David Stuart – piano, Winifred Bushell – poem, Louis Henson – guitar, Bethany Robinson – flute, Ruth Bushell – piano, Lizzie Sartain – sax, Sonia Bushell – poem, Laura Stuart – piano, Mark Normington – piano, Ruth Sartain – flute, Marion Terry –vocal, and Naomi Mensah – piano.

The concert raised over £200 for the CLIC Sargent charity (Cancer and Leukemia In Childhood).

Educational charity

A meeting of the trustees of the Staintondale Educational Charity has been held. Present were F James, chairman, the Rev E Kitching, M Lester, Mrs V Russell, Mrs H Swiers and B Normington, secretary. There was an apology from Mrs C White, treasurer, who was indisposed. The minutes of the previous meeting were read, approved and signed. There were no matters arising.

A detailed journal of William McEwan’s recent trip to East Barnby was read out, and was much appreciated by the trustees. The treasurer submitted a report of the state of the finances of the trust. Two applications had been received since the last meeting: one for a trip to East Barnby, and a second for a grant towards university text books, both of which had been approved. There was an application on the night from the Staintondale Toddlers’ Group for a grant to help towards village hall costs. This was also granted.

As the Rev Kitching is retiring, she tendered her resignation to the trust. Mrs Swiers also announced that her term as representative for the county council would end in April. After the May elections, the council will elect a new trustee. The trust thanked both ladies for their work over the years on behalf of the trust, and wished them well in the future.

It was noted with some regret that some recent recipients of awards had not acknowledged the receipt of their cheques, even though it was specifically requested in the accompanying letter. The chairman is to review the wording of the Charity Commission’s Scheme as it would appear some alterations may need to be made, particularly as the parish has no longer a designated vicar. The chairman will report upon his findings.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday October 3 at Rushcroft, Raven Hall Road.

Church news

Staintondale church is now open again for services after the winter closure, and the first service will be a service of Morning Worship at 10.30am with the Rev Mary Jackman. Please note that the preacher has been changed from the information in the newsletter and the Methodist plan.

Hunt pony club

This Saturday the Staintondale Pony Club will be holding a tack table top sale from 11am–1pm at Burniston and Cloughton Village Hall. Individual tables will cost £10 (or we will sell your individual items for you). Contact Louise to book your table on 07900196875.

History group

The speaker at the Tuesday meeting of the History Group will be Robin Lidster who will give a talk on lifeboats and shipwrecks near Robin Hood’s Bay. The meeting will start at 7.30pm in Staintondale Village Hall. All the meetings are open to all, so please come along and join us.

Missing item

One of the tables from the upstairs room at Ravenscar church is missing. If you have borrowed it or know where it is, its return would be much appreciated. Please ring Frank James on 870003.


Pelargonium society

The Yorkshire Pelargonium Society’s meeting is on April 28 with guest speaker Mike Hargreaves, of Guisley, Leeds who is a national exhibitor and grower of sweet peas, and a national judge. This will be a very interesting talk. The meeting is at Seamer and Irton Memorial Hall. Details from secretary Ron Ward (01723) 355656.

Methodist church

Mrs Muriel Rayner was the preacher at Sunday’s service at Seamer Methodist Church, and spoke about the resurrection based on the Bible reading and the response of the disciples on hearing the good news. Doreen Lawson was the organist, Bob Jackman was the vestry steward and Margaret Neave, who also took the collection, was the welcomer. Eileen Burn read the New Testament lesson from Mark’s Gospel, and refreshments were served by Sheila Gray and Joy Booth. The Rev Elizabeth Clark will lead worship at Sunday’s 10.30am service. The monthly coffee morning will be held in the church room on Saturday from 10.30am.

St Martin’s

Assistant minister the Rev Richard Firth led worship at Sunday’s 9.30am BCP communion service at St Martin’s Church, and Paul McWilliams preached on The Journey of Faith. Edna Burton accompanied hymn singing on the keyboard and Eddie Burton gave a Bible reading. Jo Thompson assisted with the chalice at communion and Carol Beswick and Enid Plevey were sidespersons. Julie Stephenson served refreshments.

At the 11am service the vicar, the Rev Laura McWilliams, baptised Grace Tia Wilson, baby daughter of Jon and Mel Wilson. The godparents were the Rev McWilliams, Paul McWilliams and Richard Fuller. Jean Donovan led the prayers and Mel’s sister gave a Bible reading.

Richard Firth gave a talk, using AA Milne’s Christopher Robin as an illustration of how Jesus loves and cares for those who rely on him, walking beside them in all the predicaments of life. Richard Fuller led the sung worship with Steve Raetigg (keyboard), Neville Wright (guitar) and John Taylor (drums). Mary Otway and Elizabeth Bradley presented baby Grace with a book of Bible stories from St Martin’s Mothers’ Union, and Elizabeth Bradley served refreshments. A celebration lunch for family and friends was held at the Mayfield Hotel.

On Sunday at 9.30am, there will be a common worship communion service, an 11am modern worship service with communion and a 7pm Word and Worship meeting

School break

Seamer and Irton CP School is closed for the Easter break and will reopen for the 
summer term on Monday April 15.

Hospital gift day

The Scarborough area Hospital Gift Day will be held at Crossgates Community Centre 10.30am to noon on Saturday April 20. Members of St Martin’s Church are again running the toiletries stall and there is a basket at the back of church for donations. Seamer and Irton Women’s Institute is inviting donations of homemade cakes for the WI cake stall.

The next WI meeting, at 7.30pm on Wednesday April 17, will be a visit to Irton Garden Centre. There will be no competition, but there will be a box for Rainbow Centre donations.

Friends of Seamer

The Easter egg hunt run by Friends of Seamer Village was well attended despite the cold weather. There was a tombola and large chocolate eggs were donated by Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, a local councillor and committee members. The Friends next event will be a village treasure hunt on Bank Holiday Monday, May 27.

Bowling club

Seamer and District Bowling Club’s green is open from 2pm this Saturday April 13. New and prospective members are welcome.


St John’s

Services of 9am Holy Communion and 6pm evening praise were led by the Rev Stephen Drury. John Haslam was organist for the day. The baptism took place of Willow Nevaeh-Mai, the daughter of Jonathan Martin and Danielle Prior. Services being held on Sunday will be 9am family communion and 6pm evening praise.

Edward Harrison has amassed a collection of more than 10,000 artefacts in what Eric Knowles, TV’s antiques expert calls “a collection of international importance. A great wealth of folk items going back over 300 years.” St John the Baptist Church is honoured to have Edward Harrison come and bring some of these items for us to look at, guess their use and for him to give a brief talk on his collection and the items he has brought.

The event takes place tomorrow, Friday April 12 at 7pm in the Church Room. The cost is £5 which includes a glass of wine on arrival and interval refreshments. This promises to be a fascinating evening and everyone is welcome. More information on the Harrison Collection is available at Ryedale Folk Museum www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk.

Community centre

Darts night at Glaves Close was once again a good night. Jenny was the scorer and her team were the winners with a score of 2-1. Vera was top scorer with 84. Ted made tea for the ladies. Bingo on Wednesday was well attended. Dorothy sold the bingo books and the numbers were called by Vera. There was a raffle that was drawn by Dorothy and Vera and Jenny gave a tin of shortbread to have with tea in the interval. Coffee morning was on Thursday when everyone enjoyed a good chat. Ted took the door money and sold raffle tickets and George was there collecting the Lottery money. Coffee and biscuits were served by Dorothy, Betty, Vera and Nancy. Dorothy Glaves sold her homemade cakes for club funds.

Ayton methodist

Sunday morning’s service took the form of a Songs of Praise. The stewards were Keith and Helen Higgs and Jean Letten gave out hymn books. The congregation sang a selection of favourite hymns and bible readings were given by Ann Thompson. Prayers were led by Brian Thompson. Following the service Liz and Ralph Fieldhouse served refreshments. On Sunday the service will take place at 10.45am and will be led by worship leader Jean Brown, with Christine Fenwick preaching.

Plant sale

A plant sale and coffee morning will be held in Ayton Methodist Church Rooms on Saturday April 13 and will run from 10am to noon. This is a joint event with St John’s and the proceeds will help defray expenses of the joint Easter card.

BRIDGE library

Everyone is absolutely delighted with the generosity of shoppers who used the Spar shop in East Ayton over the Easter weekend. Looking resplendent in fancy dress the staff raised £570 for BRIDGE funds. This will help us meet essential running costs during the next 12 months. A big thank you to all the staff who took part with such enthusiasm. The programme of holiday activities has been well attended. The last session which is for the over eights takes place 2-4pm on Friday April 12. April 23 is World Book Night and free books will be distributing in various locations, exact details will be announced next week. You can look out for all our news on Facebook.

WI meeting

The meeting was well attended and included visitors from Snainton and Seamer/Irton WIs. The speaker was Ros Dyson who is involved with Christmas Child project which is run by the Christian relief and development organisation Samaritans Purse. Ros told us about the Christmas shoeboxes which when covered in Christmas wrapping paper and filled with presents are sent to deprived children usually in Eastern Europe. These children do indeed live in very deprived conditions and it was moving to hear of their delight on receiving a Christmas box costing a relatively small amount for the donor but giving such pleasure to the children. It made us realise how important these boxes are and how much they are needed. After the talk Ros answered questions put by members and was thanked for an informative and interesting evening.

The competition was linked to the shoebox project and was a child’s hat, scarf and gloves: the first prize went to Doreen Turner, second to Elaine Robinson and third to Jean Carter.

The coffee morning is at Betton Farm at 10.30am on April 18 and the next meeting is Tuesday May 7 at 


St Mark’s

The 10am All Age service was led by the vicar, Mike Leigh, and included prayer and craft activities based on the seven stations of the resurrection.

This Sunday there will be services of Holy Communion at 8am and 10am. The 10am service includes JAM Club for primary age children, and Y-zone for older children. Crèche facilities will also be available at this service. On Wednesday at 10am there will be a service of Holy Communion.

Annual meeting

The annual parochial church meeting will be held on Sunday April 21 at 11.30am. All are invited to attend this important meeting.

Pop in

The Pop-in group will be meeting in St Mark’s Community Hall for the next three months, whilst there are building works at Wreyfield Drive Church. The group meets every Monday morning for coffee, games and chat, and finishes with a cooked lunch. If you would like to come along, please ‘pop-in’ on Monday morning, or speak to Pam Caton on 363939 for more information.

75th anniversary

This year marks the 75th anniversary of St Mark’s church, and to celebrate this event there will be a celebration weekend and Flower Festival, which will be held from April Friday 26 to Sunday April 28. If you have any information or memorabilia about St Mark’s over the years, such as interesting newspaper cuttings or photos, these would be greatly appreciated for use in displays.

There is also the opportunity to sponsor one of the flower displays which will be exhibited at the Flower Festival, either for yourself, your business, or perhaps in memory of a loved one. If you can help in any of these ways, please contact Chris Johnson on (01723) 863942.

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.

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.


In bloom

Hunmanby in Bloom is holding a meeting at Hungate Court on April 15 at 7pm. Old and new members are always welcome, please come and support your village.

Safer neighbourhoods

Please be aware of a telephone scam by someone purporting to be from NatWest bank. Banks never ask for personal details or account information over the phone. If you receive one of these calls report it to your local branch.

Community centre

April activities. Mondays Art Group 1.30pm, The Band; Thursdays Baby Clinic and Silver Band; Fridays Pop in 10am, Silver Band evenings; Sunday Silver Band mornings. U3A April 15 and April 29.

Methodist church

At Cross Hill Methodist Church on Sunday the preacher is Mr Michael Fearon. The service begins at 10.30am.

All Saints

Services at 8am on the first Sunday of the month are BCP ‘said’ services without hymns, 10.45am on the first Sunday of the month is a family service, an informal mixture of music styles. There isn’t a sermon, but a fun talk for everybody and Evensong is at 6.30pm.

Teddy Edward time

An informal service for parents and grandparents and their toddlers. The group has a short story, sing-songs and prayers. After the service the children play while adults have a cuppa and a chat. The service is at 9.30am during term time.


All Saints

The service on Sunday will be morning prayer at 10am.


Over 60s

Mrs M Pattison, chairwoman, welcomed 24 members of the Over 60s Club to the weekly meeting in the village hall.

Bingo was called by Mrs Pattison and flyers called by Mrs B Rodgers. The winners were Mrs J Mason, Mrs S Charlwood, Mrs A Donlevy, Mrs O Ayres, Mrs A Greenwood, Mrs M Cloves, L Woodhead, A Speck, Mrs M Scott, Mrs M Pattison, Mrs V Poole, Mrs A Speck and Mrs M Dowson.

The raffle was organised by Mrs A Butler and the winners were Mrs N Duckworth, Mrs P Watson, Mrs O Ayres, Mrs A Speck, Mrs M Scott, Mrs A Greenwood, Mrs J Mason, L Woodhead, Mrs A Butler and Mrs A Stangoe.

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

The Over 60s Club meets every Thursday at 2pm in Cayton Village Hall and are always pleased to welcome new members.

Whist drive

A military whist drive was held in Cayton Village Hall and raised funds for the village hall. The MC was Bob Cowton and seven tables were in play.

Whist winners: 1 J Craggs, P Richardson, B Calvert, Mrs P Johnson; 2 Mr & Mrs E Richardson, G Harman, B Cowton; 3 L Woodhead, Mrs S Wardle, Mrs P Thompson, Mrs D Cook.

The raffle was organised by Trevor Davies and the winners included Mrs W Walton, P Richardson, J Craggs, Mrs M Scott, W Calvert, G Harman, Mrs P Johnson, Mrs B Forcer, Mrs V Poole, Mrs J West, B Cowton, Mrs D Cook, T Davies and Mrs B Richardson.

The refreshments were prepared by the MC and helpers from the whist drive. The MC thanked everyone for their support and help and for the contributions towards

the raffle.

Cricket club

Cayton Cricket Club and Cayton Playing Fields Association would like to send deepest sympathy to the wife and family of Ken Haigh who recently died after a long illness. Ken Haigh had supported the Cricket Club and the Cayton Playing Fields Association for many years. The funeral will be held on Monday April 15 at

Woodlands Crematorium at 12.15pm.

Church services

The services at St John the Baptist Church, Cayton on Sunday will be 9am Communion with the Rev Ray Smith and at 6.15pm Evensong with Philip Newell.

The next midweek communion service will be held at 7pm on Tuesday April 23 led by the Rev Graham Waring.

Parish council

Cayton Parish Council will be holding its monthly meeting on Tuesday at 7pm in the small room of Jubilee Hall. Residents are welcome to attend.

Spring fair

A spring fair is being held in Cayton Jubilee Hall on Saturday April 20 from 10am to noon. The Scarborough Friends of Martin House Children’s Hospice is planning this fundraising event when there will be a raffle, tombola, together with various stalls including cakes, books and accessories. Admission is £1, including coffee and biscuits, and tickets are available on the door or by telephoning (01723) 354366.

Everyone very welcome to go along and support this very worthy cause.

Bloom group

Cayton in Bloom are organising their next fundraising event which will be a table top sale on Saturday April 27 from 10am–1pm in Jubilee Hall. The event will include a fundraising tombola together with a bric-a-brac and book stall. Refreshments will be available and admission is free. There is ample off road parking behind the hall. There are a few tables available for £6 each and please ring Liz Hooper on (01723) 584332 if you would like to book one.

It is very much hoped that there will be plenty of support on this occasion.

Methodist service

Mr Gordon Whitehead led the Sunday morning service in Cayton Chapel and spoke about Doubting Thomas. During the service a reading was given by Joan Dunnell.

Jane Allen was the organist, Margaret Welsh the vestry steward and Caroline Wright was the welcomer.

The 10.30am service on Sunday will be led by the Rev M Calver.

Women’s fellowship

Mrs Pauline Hemming, vice president, welcomed the members of the Women’s Fellowship to their recent meeting in Cayton chapel. The speaker was Ann Kirkman who spoke about her travels to Serbia to take the money she raised to help them build a Methodist Church there.

Hymns were sung unaccompanied and following the meeting tea and biscuits were served by Joan Dunnell. The Offertory was given to Mrs Kirkman for her future work in Serbia.

The Fellowship will be holding their next meeting at 2.15pm in Cayton chapel on Tuesday April 16 when Cllr Mrs Helen Mallory will speak about ‘My Year As Mayor’. New members are always very welcome to go along.


Easter service

Story for Easter evening and its celebration was the theme for the service led by the Rev Mary Jackman at the community centre in Crossgates.

A warm welcome was followed by an opening prayer.

The singing of traditional Easter hymns were enjoyed by the congregation present, each one was followed by a poem or prayer revealing the Easter season including thoughts of Mary Magdalene as she stood by the cross.

The prayer of blessing for the Easter evening led by the Rev Mary to end the service included the world wide suffering and for local residents unable to attend the service.

Social refreshments were served by Helen Pollin, Margaret Neave and Jean Berrington.