COMMUNITY CENTRE. Glaves Close residents held their annual meeting on Monday afternoon when George presided. A show of hands was held to keep the same committee with Lill voted on for an extra committee lady. Members are being asked for suggestions for future activities for 2011. Ted gave a report on the financial side, and Nancy thanked Joyce and Ted for all the shopping etc that they did in 2010. Tea and biscuits were served after the meeting.

Seventeen residents went to the Denison Arms for a two-course lunch of their choice. Tea and coffee was served with chocolate. Everyone had a good time and thanks were expressed to the staff for their service.

Darts night was held in the evening, when Darrell checked the darts, Angie was the scorer and Joyce’s team beat Betty’s with a score of 2–1. Betty was top scorer with 86 and refreshments of wine, crisps and nuts were provided.

Bingo on Wednesday was well attended. Angie called the numbers, Dorothy Glaves checked the books and Lill sold the raffle tickets. The committee served teas, coffee and biscuits in the interval.

The busy week continued with the coffee morning on Thursday. Ted took the door money and sold raffle tickets and George took the monthly lottery money. Dorothy, Vera, Lill, Betty and Nancy served coffee and biscuits and Lill sold her home made cakes, buns and pasties. Each member won a raffle prize.

METHODIST CHURCH. The Sunday service at Ayton Methodist Church was led by Michael Bursell, who spoke about light and the importance of light. God’s light is to show us the way to live.

Stewards were John France, Keith Higgs and Walter Cash. Readings were given by Ann and Bob Thompson and Michael Bursell.

Barbara and Jerry Barker served refreshments. The service on Sunday will be led by members of the congregation. Everyone is welcome.

ART CLUB. Ayton Art Club are having a watercolour demonstration on the subject of flowers on Monday at 6.45-9pm in the East Ayton Village Hall. 

The demonstrator will be Sue Neale (she was booked to come to us last year but the volcanic ash problem prevented her from coming as she had been abroad at the time and couldn’t make it.) Non-members are very welcome to attend.

The Art Club also has a thriving figure drawing section which meets every Monday in the village hall. They require clothed models to sit for the group to draw. Models would be required from 6.45-8.45pm with a break for refreshments. He/she would need to be 18 years or over and have their own transport. The club is able to pay a small fee and if you feel you could help please contact Eric on (01723) 863424.

YCA meeting. The Ayton branch met on Monday January 10 and enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon together. Chairman Mrs Jean Oxley greeted everyone and wished them a happy 2011. A letter received from Friarage Hospital baby unit was read out where the ladies who have knitted the tiny baby cloths were thanked. We were shown one of the little cardigans which was so small it was difficult to believe that a baby can be that small.

In the newsletter it was announced that the North Riding YCA and Family Craft Day will be held on Saturday April 9, at Thirsk Town Hall. This is a new event and should be fun for all the family. The annual spring meeting is on Tuesday April 19, at the Hambleton Forum, Northallerton, with guest speaker Rosemary Shrager. It will start at 12.30pm with the meeting first and then the speaker at 1.30pm. Afternoon refreshments will be served before we leave at 4pm at the latest. The cost is £12 and tickets are available from Barbara Thompson at 53, Ilburndale Lane, Sleights, Whitby YO22 5DP. A SAE is needed for the ticket to be sent to you.

The subscriptions for the coming year will be £8, which includes a donation of £3 per member to central office. The coming year’s programme of events was handed out and then a beetle session and quiz was enjoyed by all. Thanks go to Mandy, Marion and Maureen for their work with the subscriptions, raffle, bring-and-buy stall etc. Two lovely blankets were on show completed and ready to distribute.

Next meeting will be the annual meeting for the Ayton branch and the 21st birthday on Monday at 2pm in the village hall. All are very welcome.

ST JOHN’S. The 9am family communion service at St John the Baptist Church was led by the Rev Stephen Drury who preached on the images of salt and light. Yvonne Quinsey gave the readings and Vicki Gamesby assisted with the chalice. Organist was Pam Young.

The 6pm evening service of Celtic praise had as its theme the collect for purity. Marianne Scales and Margaret Bendall gave the readings and Christine Derrington was sidesperson.

There will be a Valentine’s cheese and wine evening at 83 Racecourse Road on Saturday February 19 at 7.30pm. Admission is £4.50 in aid of church funds.

COUNTRY DANCING. Fourteen people enjoyed two hours of English country dancing in the village hall on Tuesday evening when they performed several social dances along with a traditional Yorkshire Dales dance, and two court ballroom dances from about the l6th century. Music for the dances was provided by Mrs Barbara Welford on the piano.

More people would be welcome to this class which runs from 7.30-9.30pm each week except the first Tuesday in the month.


FRIENDSHIP GROUP. The Osgodby Friendship Group met at the community centre on Monday under the leadership of Doreen Southward. Birthday greetings were sung to Vera Naylor. Apologies were given from Doreen and Peter for the absence of the previous week; Doreen explained that the traffic had been atrocious and that although they knew the road’s road works had commenced on that morning.

Peter had been busy and had compiled 25 TV theme tunes in the form of a quiz and Doreen read out the questions for a general knowledge quiz. The winners were a team comprised of Danneke Neale, Philip and Anita Wilkinson.

Tea and chocolate mint sponge were served By Doreen assisted by June Boullby, Michael Hill and Jessie Rogers.

The raffle winners were: Bronwin Altuccini, Helen Dunn, Avril Gregory, Anita Wilkinson, Nellie Binks, Mary Holden, Anne Richards, Joan Garton, Cis Day and Hune Bouldby. The Friendship Group meets on Mondays in the community centre, Osgodby Lane on Mondays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm offering people a variety of activities, including speakers, table games, quizzes with occasional outings and lunches. There are still a few places available and people from all areas are welcome. More information from Doreen on 581290.

LADIES CLUB. Twenty eight members met at the Copper Horse, Seamer, for a lunch which was arranged by Moira Audsley and Gill Sowman in replacement of the December Christmas dinner which was cancelled due to the bad weather.

A raffle raised £43.50 for the club’s charity, Help for Heroes.

The prizewinners were Sandra Buttner, Irene Barnett, Evelyn Skeet, Anne Lever, Mrs Audsley, Carol Robinson, Renee Sayer, Anne Ridge, Mavis Williams, Hilary Bolton, Pat Hartley, Pat Clough, Lynn King, Karan Rogers, Mavis Scott and Pauline Osborne.

At the monthly meeting of the club at the community centre, Moira Audsley introduced Dini Frost who spoke about her craftwork and exhibited examples of cardmaking, purses, decoupage, golden threadwork, embroidery and others.

Refreshments with homemade cakes were served by Fran Butters and Christine Furniss.

A raffle was won by Judy Lawrence, Joyce Dufton, Mavis Williams, Sandra Buttner, Carol Robinson, Mary Weller and Margaret Griffiths.

BINGO EVENING. A bingo and social evening was run at the community centre with Bryan Coomber and Lily Badcock as callers, Margaret Rogers as the checker and Jean Pemberton as the cashier. Mrs Badcock and Doris Calvert sold the flier tickets.

A raffle run by Ann Lowe was won by Mrs Calvert and Mrs Pemberton. Refreshments were served by Moira Audsley, Evelyn Skeet and Ann Lowe.

A friendly welcome awaits anyone from any area who would like to join the group at 7.30pm on Mondays.

KEEP FIT. May Johnson led the keep fit enthusiasts at the community centre for aerobics, salsa dancing and body-toning.

CRAFT GROUP. Maureen Picken runs a meeting at the community centre where members discuss their craft interests and work together on their hobbies which to date include crochet, knitting, sewing and card-making. They invite new people, with or without a hobby, to join them on Thursdays from 10am to noon. The fee of £2 includes refreshments. 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 which meets at the community centre on Thursdays from 1.30pm to 5pm. Shirley Durrant leads the group and can be contacted on (01723) 367067

COMMUNITY CENTRE. The community centre has been recently refurbished making it a pleasant venue with good kitchen facilities for parties, social events, meetings, fund-raising and business events and has vacant times available for new groups or events. Call Margaret Rogers on (01723) 582686 for enquiries of vacancies and bookings.


ST MARK’S. The 10am all age service was led by the vicar, Mike Leigh, when the Y-Zone children, with the aid of puppets, gave a presentation on Simeon in the temple.

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 be available for children under four years.

At 3.30pm in church, as part of the Peace and Justice Group, there will be a showing of the film The Kite Runner.

On Wednesday there will be a service of Holy Communion at 10am.

SPARKLERS SERVICE. This is an exciting, fun-filled service for pre-school children and their carers, with songs, stories and activities for everyone to enjoy. The service starts at 10.30am, but all are invited to join the parent and toddlers group session, which begins at 10am. Refreshments will be served in the community hall after the service.

muslim talk. On Tuesday at 7.30pm in the church, Diane Horsley will be speaking of her experiences in a Muslim world. All are welcome to attend.

PARENT/TODDLER GROUP meets in the community hall every Tuesday and Thursday during term time from 10-11.30am. Admission is £2 per family.

FARMERS MARKET. Newby and Scalby in Bloom and the Community Hall Trust now hold a farmers market every Friday afternoon from 2pm onwards at the community centre car park on Scalby Road (at the old parish hall).

NORTHSTEAD METHODIST. There will be a soup, sandwich and pudding lunch at Northstead Methodist Church on Saturday February 12. Coffee will be served from 10.30am and lunches from 11.30am-12.45pm. There will be a cake stall and a Fairtrade stall and everyone is welcome.