District Diary

Thursday May 2, 2013


Parish council

Cllr PE Green presided at the meeting of the parish council held in the village hall, among other councillors present were P Reeve, A Jeffels, N Blanchard, J Reeve, and C Wilkinson. Apologies were received from Cllrs J Napthine, J Heath, District Cllr J Raper and County Cllr J Sanderson. Resignation from the parish council was received from M De-la-Porte. Information was provided by Maggie Farey, from Yorkshire Rural Action, on the requirements involved in producing a Neighbourhood Plan for Willerby, relating to future development within the parish, that would include participation of other sources. Even if developed, such a plan could be overruled if it failed to comply with the Ryedale District Council Local Development Strategy.

Following discussion it was agreed, that with the high cost and administration involved it was not practical or affordable to proceed. Consideration therefore could be given to updating the parish plan.

Concern was expressed relating to proposed major changes to the local services operated by Yorkshire Coastliner. Following termination at Rillington, an express service would then continue to Scarborough, with no stops at intermediate points, even if someone was waiting at these stops. People with bus passes, using the service before Rillington, could continue using the express service to Scarborough, but may have to pay a fare of £3.

It was decided that correspondence should be sent to various parties, highlighting the problems many residents would face should these proposals be implemented.

All the trees received in the pack had now been planted on parish land adjacent to Sidegate. The six tubs have been delivered and planted with various species of flowers adjacent to the war memorial, near the seat in the School Lane, and on the green near the beacon at Mayfield Villas. It was decided that more daffodil bulbs will be purchased and planted at the appropriate time.

Work had been undertaken on partially clearing Beacon Pond. A negative reply had been received from North Yorkshire County Council, regarding the upgrading of some of the street lights.

The Highways Agency are not prepared to supply additional lighting at the A64 - B1249 junction with the traffic lights, nor are they interested in providing Staxton signs on the verges alongside the A64. A waste bin burnt near the beacon is to be replaced, and a 30mph sign replaced on Old Malton Road. £385 was raised in a raffle to assist with funding a garden adjacent to the War Memorial. A resident has donated £100 to cover the cost of two flag poles for the same site. More pamphlets are to be supplied denoting the history of the Friendly Society banner in the church.

Bangers and mash

The latest Bangers and Mash lunch was held in the village hall on Saturday, the proceeds being in aid of hall funds. Winners of the raffle were Helen Hill, Jacqui Keegan, Ruth Armstrong, the Rev Ken Holding, Angela Wilson, Mrs M Butcher, Madeline De-la-Porte and Joyce Mattinson. The helpers included Sam Hiley, Paul and Ann Gabriel, Ruth Armstrong, Evelyn Oates, Jaqui Keegan, Madeline De-la-Porte, Edwin Cooper.

The final lunch of the series will be held on Saturday June 1, when the theme will centre on the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth, and the 75th year of the opening of the village hall.

Race night

A race night was held in the sports club on Saturday evening, when punters with sporting enthusiasm enjoyed all the excitement of the race track. Nine races allowed all present, time to lose and recover their cash. The event organised by James Armstrong, with Andy Dove on the tote, assisted by Kyle Outhart, was in aid of the Scarborough Hospital Cup fund and raised approximately £380.

Alan Heelbeck, secretary of the Hospital Cup Committee, thanked the organisers and all present for their support and Sue Ridsdale for providing the buffet supper.

Sing and Tonic

The amount realised at the recent musical presentation held in aid of St Peter’s Church was £750. Thanks are due to the performers, organisers and all who supported the event.

Folkton and Flixton

Committee meeting

The annual meeting of the Village Hall Committee was held April 23. The meeting was opened by the chairman Bryan Found who thanked all for their attendance, apologises for absence were received from Iris Warters. Minutes of the last annual meeting were read out, accepted and duly signed by the chairman. Ken Robinson was thanked by the chairman on behalf of the committee for his dedication to the hall over many years especially during the recent modernising in 2012.

A letter had been received from Awards For All who kindly gave a grant towards the improvements expressing their satisfaction at the way the grant had been administered and would be happy to help in the future. Many compliments have been received from villagers who have used the hall since the completion. Further work on the gents’ toilets and kitchen are to be carried out shortly with a grant from the Parish Cluster. Entrance to the car park has been widened, new fence erected and a small garden created, this work was all carried out by generous volunteers. Ken Robinson, treasurer, read out a statement of the accounts which once again despite rising costs remains in the black, being accepted by all present was signed by the chairman. Attention was drawn to the electric cupboard which now requires new doors, this will be done when time allows. Election of officers for the coming year are as follows: Chairman, Bryan Found, vice chairman, Alan Bower, treasurer, Ken Robinson, secretary, Jill Carroll, all other committee members were voted en-bloc. As there was no further business the meeting was closed at 8.05pm.


Football club

The letters for the Football Club Draw on Saturday April 20 were G, S, Z. There was no winner so the total amount for the following draw was £180. On April 27 the letters were G, W, Z. There was no winner this week, the roll over total for next week is £240.

Annual meeting

The Playing Field Association’s annual meeting has been rescheduled for tomorrow at the playing field portakabin at 6.30pm. The results of the draw this week are £25 (22) Pete Mattinson, £15 (5) Heather Dolan, £5 (97) M Foxton.

Reading cafe

Sherburn CofE School will be holding a Reading Café on Tuesdays, 3.15–3.30pm.

For 15 minutes after school every Tuesday, there will be a reading café that every child is welcome to come to with an adult. You can have a tea or coffee whilst your child reads their reading book, all the staff will be present and available to model strategies or give reading hints and tips. Please join us to ensure reading goes from strength to strength at Sherburn.

Methodist news

Morning worship was led by Mr Paul Midgley. Elizabeth Aconley was the steward and also read the lesson from Luke’s gospel. Mrs Kim Canterbury was the welcomer and read the Old Testament lesson from the book of Proverbs. Norman Clark operated the audio visual equipment and Chris Cade was the organist. Mr Midgley told us about when Jesus appeared to his disciples after the Resurrection. First he gave them his peace, he gave proof of his physical resurrection in that the disciples were able to touch him. Then he told them of his power that would be available to them. We too can know his peace, his presence with us and the power of his Holy Spirit to help us live out the Christian life. After worship we all enjoyed coffee together in the hall and also a lovely cake made by Liz. Next week is the chapel anniversary celebration on Sunday at 10.30am.

The Tuesday Coffee Morning hostess was Mrs Christine Ashton and we were able to make a start on our donations for the Air Ambulance. A reminder that Barry Foster from Motor Neurone Disease Association will be with us on Tuesday to receive our donation raised from previous coffee mornings. Messy Church, a fun lively worship time for all ages will be held at the chapel on Saturday. Meet for tea at 4.45pm. All are invited to come along.


Methodist church

The morning service at 10.30am this Sunday will be led by Miss Joyce Dark. There will be no evening service this week.

Coffee morning

The monthly charity coffee morning this Saturday from 10am to 12 noon will be held this month at St Laurence’s Church Rooms (the Scalby Christian Aid Fair). There will be various stalls including plants, books, bric-a-brac and a car wash.


School news

Brompton-by-Sawdon School held a cake sale in the village hall on Friday and raised the splendid sum of £330 for the charity Help for Heroes. The children thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in baking the cakes and Mrs Isaac, the headteacher, said that she was delighted with the result. She paid tribute to all the hard work carried out by both staff and parents in organising the event. 


Parish meeting

The annual meetings of St Martin’s Church parishioners was held in the church on Saturday when Mary Otway and Jonathan Wilson were re-elected as churchwardens. The annual parochial church meeting followed at which the vicar, the Rev Laura McWilliams, said that as a result of increased attendance and associated activities in recent years St Martin’s was now classified as a “medium” church rather than a “small” church.

Methodist Church

Laura Glass was the preacher at Sunday morning worship at Seamer Methodist Church when her subject was based on God’s commandment “Love one another as I have loved you”. Kath Baker was the door steward, Bert Bowell the vestry steward and, as there was no organist, Bob Jackman played music recorded by Doreen Lawson. Bible readings were given by Kath Baker and Jan Blower, and the collection was taken by Margaret Neave. Sheila Gray andJan Blower served refreshments afterwards.

A concert by the Filey Fishermen’s Choir, conductor David Sheldon, organist Francis Appleby, was held at the church on Saturday evening. It raised £240 for the building fund.

The Rev Elizabeth Clark will lead a holy communion service at the church from 10.30am on Sunday May 5, when the service will be followed by the annual meeting and then a faith lunch. As it is Rogation Sunday, members will then walk the bounds of the village, stopping for prayers at several places including Bells Close, the school, St Martin’s Church and returning to the chapel for refreshments.

St Martin’s

Assistant minister the Rev Richard Firth led worship at Sunday’s 9.30am common worship communion service at St Martin’s Church, and the vicar, the Rev Laura McWilliams, preached on revelations and spreading the glory of Jesus. Edna Burton accompanied hymn singing on the keyboard and Enid Plevey gave a Bible reading. The Rev McWilliams assisted with the chalice at communion. Clare Firth and Eddie Burton were sidespersons. And Clare Firth served refreshments.

The Rev McWilliams also presided and led intercessions at an 11am service of modern worship. Val Goddard gave a reading from Revelation and Jeff Fiedler assisted with the chalice. Mary Otway offered anointing and prayer ministry during communion. Richard Fuller led the sung worship with Steve Raetigg (keyboard), Jenny Bland (clarinet) and John Taylor (drums). Emily Hewitt and sidesperson Elizabeth Bradley ran the Sunday Club. Julie Hall served refreshments.

On Sunday at 9.30am, there will be a BCP communion service and an 11am modern worship service with the Sunday Club.

Prayer walk

On Sunday – Rogation Sunday – there will be a prayer walk through Seamer village, starting at the Methodist Church at 1.30pm.

Fuchsia society

Scarborough Fuchsia and Flower Society will meet at Seamer District Youth Club, on Main Street, at 7.30pm on Wednesday May 15. Anyone interested in growing fuchsia or flowers is welcome to attend what promises to be an interesting and enjoyable evening. There will be refreshments and a raffle.

Easter reflections

The monthly non-denominational service at Crossgates Community Centre, on Sunday evening, was led by the Rev Mary Jackman on the theme ‘A Reflection of Easter’. The Rev Jackman spoke about the continuation of new life in Christ and gave a number of incidences of how faith was first experienced within the lives of several different people. Music was provided by Helen Bowell, who was presented with a small token of thanks for her support for this service. Refreshments were served by Ann and Phillip Johnson.

The next service will be held on Sunday May 26 and will be led by the Rev Elizabeth Clark on the theme “Who were the Wesleys?”

Treasure hunt

Friends of Seamer Village are to hold a village treasure hunt on Whit Monday, May 27. Starting at the Mayfield Hotel between 4-5pm, it will last about two hours. The hunt will involve a walk round the village and will finish at the Mayfield so anyone taking part can have a meal or refreshments afterwards, at their own expense. Entry into the treasure hunt is £5 per team of up to four members and there will be prizes. Funds raised will go towards the upkeep of the village. For further information and to enter call Vanessa, (01723) 865134.

Clog dancing

The clog and garland dancing group has resumed weekly practice meetings in the Memorial Hall, in Main Street, from 8pm on Mondays.


In bloom

Members held their monthly meeting at the community centre under the chairmanship of Peter Hemmingham. Present were Bryan Bolton, treasurer, Carol Robinson, Jill Chapman, Don Chapman, Alex Pinchon, Roger Pledger, Tony and Wendy Sellers, Steve and Maggie Byrne, Gill Sowman and Paul and Bronwyn Goodwin.

The coach trip to RHS winners Taylor’s Clematis Nurseries of Doncaster was arranged for Saturday June 22, leaving the community centre at 8am and returning at 4pm. The charge of £23 will cover the fare, entry to the nursery talk and refreshments, and a two-course lunch at the local pub. All residents and friends are invited to call (01723) 585719 or 582740 to book a seat.

Work parties have made a good start on preparing for spring with plans for replacing and restocking the beds and tubs throughout the village. Anyone wishing to help will be welcomed on Tuesdays from 10am to 12 noon.

Ladies club

The next meeting will be on Wednesday at 7.30pm at the community centre when the speaker will be Nick Henderson focusing on the ‘Knitting World – The past, the present and the future’. Newcomers are always welcomed.

Bingo evening

A bingo evening was run at the community centre with Bryan Coomber and Janet McNamara as callers. The checkers were Christine Hastie and Margaret Rogers and the cashiers were Mr Coomber and Jean Pemberton. Refreshments were served by Moira Audsley and Mrs McNamara. A raffle run by Mrs Hastie was won by Mary Morris, Mrs Audsley and Mrs McNamara.

People from all areas will be welcomed at 7.15pm on Mondays to join in this pleasant social event.

New ideas?

The community association council will welcome suggestions for new activities at the centre and, under its new policy of sponsoring small groups in their early days, people trying to set up a new group of like-minded people in, say, painting, Scrabble, dominoes, young mums, dress-making, debating, gardening or any other interest may get help to establish themselves. Please call (01723) 582293 for details of vacant times.


Methodist church

Services including Holy Communion were held at Burniston Methodist Church last Sunday. This Sunday there will be one morning service at 10am with the evening service, Sunday at 8pm being held as well.

Tomorrow sees the beginning of the Flower Festival, ‘Yorkshire Coast’, with a concert at 7pm featuring Mark Gay’s Rat Pack and the Singing Vicars. Tickets are £5. The church is open throughout the Bank Holiday weekend for anyone to view the flowers, donations going to Castle Hill High Dependence Unit, Hull.

The following Saturday, May 11, there will be car washing (£5 a car) from 10am to 2pm and at 6.30pm there will be a pie and pea supper quiz night held at the chapel in aid of the South African Urban Saints Rebuild group.

For all other services and activities going on throughout the week please see the church website www.burnistonchurch.org.uk.

Wandales service

The next church service will be on Monday May 13 with Ros O’Toole, at 2.30pm in the Residents’ Lounge. Refreshments will be available, and all are welcome.


St Mary’s

The service at 10am last Sunday was Holy Communion conducted by the Rev Alastair Ferneley. The first lesson, from Acts, was read by Ellenor Bacon, the second, from Revelations, by Michael Goode, and the Gospel, from St John, by Caroline Lester. Intercessions were led by Audrey Berry, the organ was played by Michael Lester, and the Rev Ferneley’s sermon was about salvation. Coffee was served after the service. This Sunday there will be a service of Morning Worship at 10am with Ros O’Toole. On May 15 there will be a Holy Beetle Drive with afternoon tea, admission £3 in aid of church funds.


Afternoon tea

The Wykeham branch of the Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association is holding an afternoon tea at Raven Hall Hotel on Wednesday June 5, arriving 2.15pm for tea at 3pm. There will be a list available for those wishing to go.



Voting is taking place today to elect a county councillor for the Eastfield and Osgodby Division. Everyone of voting age are urged to attend and cast their vote. The polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm.

There are six candidates for this division, but there is only one seat. They are Carole Gerada who is an Independent candidate; Dr Norman Murphy who is also an Independent candidate; Barry Pearson who is a Liberal Democrat; Brian Simpson who is also promoting himself as an Independent; Roberta Swiers who is standing as a candidate for the Conservative Party; Tony Randerson, who is standing for the Labour Party.

Patronal mass

A special celebration Holy Mass took place at St George’s Catholic School on Tuesday of last week in honour of St George, the Patron Saint of England. All the children except the youngest class attended the celebration which was held in the school hall, and was celebrated by the parish priest the Rev Andrew Smith, who serves St George’s and St Mary’s at Filey.

Readings and Bidding Prayers were given by several children, and after the Gospel Fr Smith spoke to the children about St George, asking questions which the children were quick to answer. He spoke about families and their love for each other and reminded them they were all part of the family of St George’s school.

On Wednesday afternoon the Care Group of the Scarborough parishes organised a healing service and social for the sick and elderly of the various Catholic churches. Holy Mass was celebrated in the church by Fr Tom O’Connell who also administered the sacrament of the sick to many of those present, several hymns were sung, Mr John Noblet being the organist. After the service refreshments were served by the Care Group.

Holiday closing

The Post Office in High Street will be closed on Monday because of the May Day Bank Holiday, but will open again as usual on Tuesday May 7 at the usual times. Likewise the Library and Information Resource Centre will also be closed on Monday, but will open again on Tuesday.

Pop in club

The Pop In Club, which has been closed for the last two weeks for staff holidays, will open again on Tuesday. There will be the usual bring and buy, and table top sale, and a sumptuous three course meal for only £4. All welcome.

World Book Day

For two hours on Monday last week, the library in High Street celebrated World Book Day, with a good attendance of both young and not so young readers. They all took part in a quiz and then a fun competition where several letters were removed from book titles, and the competitors had to identify the book by finding the missing letters. Everyone enjoyed the evening and the library gave out copies of Treasure Island and Casino Royale, free of charge.

Tree time

On Sunday May 12, an event is to take place which will be interesting to tree lovers, or in fact anyone else. The event is to run in conjunction with the Dell Rangers and people are invited to turn up at the library for an 11am start until 1pm.

There will be a short talk on identifying trees, and then a walk around Eastfield to look at trees. People will then return to the library to take part in a mini quiz. All are welcome.


Over 60s

Mrs Margaret Pattison, chairwoman, welcomed 25 members of the Over 60s Club to the weekly meeting in the village hall.

Bingo was called by Mrs Pattison and the flyers by Mrs B Rodgers. The winners were Mrs O Ayres, Mrs D Dawson, Mrs A Donlevy, Mrs D Colwill, Mrs V Poole, Mrs S Charlwood, Mrs B Rodgers, Mrs M Scott, Mrs M Martin and Mrs A Greenwood.

The winners of the raffle organised by Mrs A Butler were Mrs M Scott, Mrs M Pattison, Mrs S Charlwood, Mrs D Dawson, Mrs A Dowson, Mrs A Donlevy, Mrs O Ayres, Mrs N Duckworth, Mrs D Colwill and Mrs M Cloves. Tea and biscuits were served by Mrs A Butler and Mrs A Donlevy.

Whist drive

A military whist drive was held in Cayton Village Hall and raised funds for Cayton Cricket Club.

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

Whist winners: 1) G Harman, L Woodhead, Mrs P Thompson, B Cowton; 2) Mrs A Dowson, Mrs P Watson, Mrs V Poole, H Pulford; 3) Mrs D Cook, Mrs S Wardle, Mrs P Johnson, Mrs J Capstick.

The raffle was organised by Trevor Davies and the winners included Mrs M Burdock, Mrs M Scott, Mrs V Poole, T Davies, P Richardson, B Cowton, E Richardson, Mrs P Johnson, B Calvert, Mrs S Wardle and E Barker.

The MC thanked everyone for their support and help with the drive; Trevor and Ann Dowson, and Mr and Mrs E Barker for the washing up. Thanks were also extended to those who had kindly donated raffle prizes.

Cricket club

Junior cricketers of ages under 9s and under 11s are having coaching sessions on Friday evenings from 6pm and everyone is welcome to go along for £1 per person.

Church services

The services in St John the Baptist Church, Cayton, during May will be as follows: This Sunday, 9am communion led by the Rev Rod Fereday, 6.15pm Evensong led by Margaret Arnall; Sunday May 12, 9am communion led by the Rev Sam Foster, 6.15pm Evensong led by Alan Courtney; Sunday May 19, 9am communion led by the Rev Rod Fereday, 6.15pm Evensong led by Philip Newell; Sunday May 26, 9am communion led by the Rev Sam Foster, 6.15pm Evensong led by Ros O’Toole.

Mid-week services: Thursday May 9, 7pm Ascension Day service with the Rev Graham Waring; Tuesday May 21, 7pm communion led by the Rev Graham Waring.

Women’s fellowship

Members of the Women’s Fellowship will be holding the next meeting in Cayton Chapel on Tuesday at 2.15pm. They will welcome Serad who will put on a musical afternoon. New members are always very welcome to go along to the Fellowship meetings.

Jubilee hall

Would you kindly note that the telephone number for Ian Hurst, who is the caretaker for Jubilee Hall, has been changed and is now (01723) 585143.

Parish council

Cayton Parish Council held its monthly meeting in Jubilee Hall when it was chaired by Cllr Mrs Roberta Swiers and Cllrs Blackburn, O’Pray, Rowlands, Seaward and Cllrs Mrs Hudson, Mrs Liley and Mrs Kelly in attendance together with Helen Carter, parish clerk, and one member of the public. Apologies were received from Simon Green, Scarborough Borough councillor.

Police Report. In March a quad bike was stolen from an outbuilding on the site of Playdale Farm. The offenders smashed the lock to gain entry to the quad. This is the second time a quad bike has been stolen from the site in nine months. A shed was entered on Carr Lane by forcing open the door and nothing was believed to have been taken. An electric fence and battery was taken from a field in Carr House Lane. This is the third similar incident for the owner and electric fences and batteries were also reported taken from a field in the Hunmanby area. Residents are asked to be vigilant regarding the above thefts and report suspicious circumstances on 101.

A resident’s hedge on West Garth was set on fire causing damage but no injuries. Police were called after a report of assault on one female. A resident in Main Street was suspicious of possible rogue traders offering to repair a damaged wall. No offences were found to have been committed but one of the males was arrested for another unconnected offence. Police attended one domestic incident in the village in March.

On April 15 the beat boundaries for the Filey area changed. PC Charlton is the beat manager and PCSO Sue Rowley the local community officer, who work out of Eastfield and will be patrolling Cayton and Osgodby regularly. Youths were responsible for tying a rope across Main Street in March causing danger to traffic.

Residents in Flower Court and Main Street received phone calls from persons purporting to be police officers. This appears to have been a prank and the calls were traced to the Middlesbrough area.

Councillor vacancy. There is a vacancy for a councillor and applications are invited from persons interested in being co-opted as a member of the council. No experience is necessary but just a desire to get involved and make a difference. Full council meetings are held at 7pm on the third Tuesday monthly. The new member will be involved with other parish council committees/working groups and meetings for these are usually held early morning or early evening on weekdays. Attendance at outside meetings/events organised by the parish council, eg bonfire, carol singing etc will be required – ultimately how much time is involved depends on how much you want to get involved and have time available to do so. If you are interested and want more information, please contact the clerk, Helen Carter, on 582492 or email caytonparish@btconnect.com.

The annual parish assembly is to be held in Jubilee Hall on Thursday May 16, at 7.30pm. This meeting is an opportunity for all residents of the parish to come together, find out what is happening, and discuss any issues. It is also an opportunity for residents to voice any concerns they may have or to raise any issues relating to the parish council. Andy Short the new North Yorkshire Police Inspector (Filey and Eastfield area) will be in attendance to answer resident questions.

Methodist service

The morning service on Sunday in Cayton Chapel was led by the minister, the Rev Denise Free and, during this service, Holy Communion was celebrated.

Jane Allen was the organist, Christine Feather the vestry steward and Sandra Haigh was the welcomer. The 10.30am all age worship on Sunday will be led by Bruce Clark.

Bloom group

The Bloom Group held their fundraising table top sale in Jubilee Hall on Saturday and raised £200 to help with the purchasing of the summer bedding plants which in due course will be planted out within the parish. Thanks are extended to everyone who supported the event.

During the event the presentation took place by the chairman, Geoff Coates, to the winning children who have taken part in this year’s competitions. These were a colouring competition entitled ‘Plant Pots and Snails’, and the second one was ‘Design a Flowerbed’, the winner of which will be planted up in the saltbin on Mill Lane in due time.

The Bloom Group will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday May 14 at 7pm in the small room of Jubilee Hall and if there is anyone who would like to offer their help to the group with their endeavours do feel free to go along to any of the group meetings.

Ravenscar and Staintondale

Church news

A Christian Aid service with Sunday School at 10.30am in Ravenscar church will be led by Ian Popely, followed by a bring-and share lunch with plant stall in Staintondale post office garden, by kind invitation of Frank and Griselda James. The garden will be open from 12 noon to 4pm. Please come and support Christian Aid.

Film show

The Beatles film Yellow Submarine will be shown in Staintondale Village Hall tomorrow at 7.30pm. Admission is only £2 and includes refreshments.

Table tennis

There will be no table tennis this Monday at Staintondale due to Bank Holiday.

Parish council

Cllr Frank James took the chair at a recent meeting of Staintondale and Ravenscar Parish Council. Also present were Cllrs Ms Broadhurst, S Darrington, E Morgan, B Normington and W Terry with clerk Mrs J Marley, Borough Cllr D Bastiman, (part meeting), and one member of the public. There was an apology for absence from Cllr Mrs Russell (prior commitment). There were no declarations of interest. The minutes of the previous meeting were read, approved and signed by the chairman.

In the public open forum it was requested that the white lines on Rudda Lane be replaced following recent resurfacing. Also serious potholes were reported at the Wath and Hodgson’s Hill. The clerk undertook to report the matter to Highways at Whitby.

Reports. A written report was received from the police.

Cllr Bastiman reported that both borough and county councils had held their council tax at 2011/2012 levels, and that York Potash had made a presentation to the borough council about their plans for the potash/polyhalite mine at Sneaton.

Cllr Darrington reported on the last Coastal Forum meeting where Yorkshire Coast Homes had given a presentation on the need for social housing in the area (there were 5,000 people on the waiting list). The ongoing problems with sewage at Staithes had also been discussed. On behalf of a parishioner, Cllr Normington asked if anyone knew where the wooden seat in need of repair at the top of the golf course had gone – no one knew anything.

Correspondence. A local resident had commented on the poor state of access to Loring Road from Station Square. The clerk had been in touch with the borough council and suggested that ownership of part of the access track may rest with the National Trust. Other than pressing Scarborough Borough Council and the National Trust, it was agreed that there was little the parish council could actually do.

There was a guidance note from the North York Moors National Park on residential and holiday change of use proposals (circulated with the agenda to councillors).

Planning matters:

a) There were no planning applications to hand at the preparation of the agenda.

b) Decisions and appeals. 1. Use of land for siting three camping pods and access track at Falcon Inn, Whitby Road, Cloughton – granted; 2 Erect agricultural livestock building (retrospective) Grange Farm Staintondale – refused; 3 Appeals at Grange Farm; 3 a) erection of a milking parlour building and associated landscaping works – appeal refused; 3 b) NYM/2011/0865/FL erection of a 50kW wind turbine maximum height to blade tip 34.2 metres (revised scheme to NYM/2011/0566/FL) – appeal allowed; 3 c) NYM/2011/0566/FL erection of a 50 kW wind turbine maximum height to blade tip 34.2 metres – appeal dismissed.

c) NYM/2013/0062/MEIA new potash mine near Sneaton.

This application was on CD and two copies had been circulating in the parish, also all councillors had been emailed with details of where to find the application on the internet. The general feeling of council was that there was insufficient information on the projected impact of the development on the environment and tourism. Concerns were also expressed as to the long term likelihood of subsidence and the effect this would have on landowners and property owners – the application was remarkably silent on this consequence of the mining operation. Concerns were also raised as to treatment of waste water and whether this was adequate. The mine-head buildings were felt acceptable in principle, but there were still considerable reservations as to the impact of the overall development.

The following were approved for payment: Staintondale Village Hall for hall hire; clerk’s annual contractual payment, and clerk for web hosting.

The next meeting was confirmed as commencing with the Annual Parish Assembly at 7pm on May 16 in Ravenscar Village Hall (please note early start).

Clerk and Council Magazine and Came and Co (Insurers) Parish Matters Magazine were put in circulation.

Fireworks notice

Raven Hall Hotel have kindly publicised the fact that there will be fireworks as part of wedding celebrations on the following dates (owners of horses and other animals please make a note): May 5, August 24, September 11, September 21, November 16.

Open gardens

There will be open gardens again this year in Staintondale and Ravenscar on Saturday July 6. If you would like to take part, please contact Griselda James at Staintondale Post Office 870003.

Pony club

On Sunday the Area 3 tetrathlon training/taster day will be held in conjunction with Yorkshire Pentathlon from 9.30am to 4pm hosted by Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick, York. There will be taster/training in shoot, run and swim with taster fencing. All participants to be eight years and above, but must be competent to swim unaided. This event is open to all levels of Pony Club tetrathletes from new to experienced: also open to non-Pony Club members. Please bring necessary equipment for swim, run, plus packed lunch. Extra guns will be available, also fencing equipment. The cost will be £12 for the day. Information from Ann Marshall on 07590 444 370 or yorkspentathlon@btinternet.com.

The Annual Horse Show will be held at Suffield on May 12. Details from Louise on 07900 196875.


Methodist service

The Sunday morning service was led by Martin Claver who spoke about the 23rd Psalm, and Jesus as the Good Shepherd, who loves us and knows us by name. Bible readings were from the book of Ezekiel and St John’s Gospel. The stewards were Cathy Ramage, Jean and Michael Carter. The collection was taken by Keith and Helen Higgs. Following the service refreshments were served by Jean Carter.

Community centre

Darts on Tuesday was once again a good night. Jenny was the scorer. Vera’s team beat Jenny’s team with a score of 2-1 and Ted was the top scorer of the night with 85.

Wednesday’s bingo was well attended. Dorothy sold the books and checked the winning ones and Vera called the numbers. Betty was in charge of the raffle.

On Thursday night there was a fish, chips and peas supper, with gateaux and tea to follow. This was organised by the committee ladies. Jenny kindly volunteered to run a quiz which was enjoyed by members. The winners were the ‘Fork Handles’ with ‘Smith and Glaves’ second. Nancy gave a vote of thanks to Jenny, Darrel, Joyce and Ted. Darrel thanked the committee ladies. In the raffle a fruit cake made by Jenny was won by Sheila and a bottle of wine donated by Betty was won by Phyllis. Everyone had an enjoyable night.

Country dancing

There was a reasonable attendance at the class in English country dancing at the village hall on Tuesday evening, when dances were taught and conducted by Sheila and Cyril Swales, with accompaniment by Barbara Welford on the piano.

There is no class next Tuesday, but will resume again on Tuesday May 14 at 7.30pm when anyone who would like to learn will be most welcome.


Monday club

The outing on Monday May 13 is to Durham and Beamish. The cost to Durham is £13 and Beamish £23, which includes £10 senior citizen admission rate. If interested please contact Doreen Flood on (01723) 512398 or Angela Jackson on (01723) 513424. There are 10 seats available.

All Saints

Morning service is the first Sunday in the month and is at 9.15am.


In bloom

A meeting of the Newby and Scalby in Bloom Group was held on April 4. Present were Brian Watson, Robert Kendall, Richard Thompson, Valerie Patterson, Sue Tipple, Kate Newton, Lois Staveley, Peter Staveley, Sue Groom, Zoe Groom, Ian Groom, Sheila Johnson. Apologies for Absence were received from Margaret Thompson.

Yorkshire in Bloom. Spring judging has been cancelled due to the very poor weather experienced across the county. Summer judging will take place on July 11, time to be confirmed. A questionnaire has been circulated asking for views on future spring judging. The Rosette has indicated that they are happy to host the summer judging.

The meeting received its finance report which shows that the Bloom account stands at £550.06 and the show account stands at £1547.46. Group Insurance has now been paid.

Potatoes have been planted in the following schools: Barrowcliff, St Peter’s, Northstead, Lindhead, Newby.

Best Kept Gardens Competition. The details need to go on Facebook and website. Thanks to Andrew and David for building the new website which can be found at the following address www.newbyandscalbyinbloom.btck.co.uk. To find the Facebook page type in Newby and Scalby in Bloom and click on search.

Peter and Sue Groom will go to the Rosette to see if there is a possibility of hosting a fundraising coffee morning there.

Work Parties. These are continuing but it would be nice to have a better attendance. Zoe will ask Petra to contact Sheila regarding the Brownies helping with litter picks.

Any other business. Kate asked that the event she attended for John Snow, the 200th anniversary conference in London, be included in the summer bloom portfolio.

Robert has produced the show schedules for 2013 but indicated that the Top Tray competition may not happen.

Dates for future meetings are tonight, June 6, July 4, September 5, October 3 and November 7, which will be the annual meeting.

St Mark’s

The 10am service was a Thanksgiving Eucharist to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the building of St Mark’s Church, and was led by the Ven David Butterfield, the Archdeacon of the East Riding. The first reading was given by Rev Malcolm Spenceley, and Intercessions were led by the Rev Canon Sidney Fox, both of whom are former vicars of the parish. The service was followed by a buffet lunch for members of the congregation.

This Sunday there will be a service of Holy Communion at 8am and All Age Family service at 10am. Crèche facilities will be available at this service.

At 6.30pm there will be a Service of Healing, including the laying on of hands. This is based on the healing service of the Iona Community, and all are welcome to attend. On Wednesday at 10am there will be a service of Holy Communion.

Discussion group

The discussion groups take place on Wednesdays at 11am in the Community Hall, and are repeated on Thursdays at 7pm in the Upper Room. The topic for discussion will be Joel Edwards’ book ‘Falling Back on God’, and the subject for this week will be ‘When foundations give way’.

Pop in group

The Pop In Group will be meeting in St Mark’s Community Hall, whilst there are building works at Wreyfield 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.

Parent/toddler group

St Mark’s parent and toddler group meets in the Community Hall every Tuesday and Thursday during term time, from 10am to 11.30am. Admission is £2 per family. Please note that there will be no session today, May 2, due to elections.


Bowling club

Hunmanby Bowling Club is holding taster sessions each Wednesday morning from 10am until 12 noon during the month of May. Call in and give it a try.

Probus club

The club had a sad start to the meeting on April 25 when members were told of the passing of two of their fellow members, George Kitchingham and David Howarth. David, who was with the club over 20 years, had been chairman twice and had done much for the club. Members will miss them both.

The group were very lucky to have Isobel Stirk from near Haworth to talk about the Brontes. Having briefed the group on the upbringing, education and career of their father the Rev Patrick Bronte she went on to remind them of the lives and works of not only Charlotte, Emily and Anne but also those of Bramwell, about who less has been published. A most informative lecture which everyone enjoyed, as the questions asked by members proved.

The group meet again on May 9 at 10am in Cross Hill Methodist Church new members are welcome.

Community centre

Mondays Art Group 1pm, The Band; Thursdays Baby Clinic, Silver Band; Fridays Pop In 10am, Jazz Club; Sundays Silver Band 10am.

Methodist church

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

All Saints

Services are at 8am. The first Sunday of the month is a family service at 10.45am and lasts for about one hour and Evensong is at 6.30pm.

Teddy Edward time

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