Last posting dates for Christmas have a nasty habit of sneaking past you while you are still thinking about buying the cards, so take note! The last dates for “international economy mail” (what we used to call surface mail) are long gone (the earliest was September 28, would you believe?). Last dates for overseas air […]
Our Sangha meets on Monday evenings between 7 and 9 pm at the Quaker Meeting House in West End, Kirkbymoorside. The Meeting House, with its tranquil garden, is an ideal setting for our evenings of meditation and sharing of experience in the practice described by Thich Nhat Hanh. For a further description of our Sangha […]
Friday talks arranged by the Pickering branch of the WEA continue in December with well-known local dialect expert Adam Collier on “The Local Yorkshire Dialect and its Origins”. By way of background, here’s an extract from an article that Adam wrote last year for the Gazette and Herald: I developed a love of dialect from […]
From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Our one-day digital photography courses for beginners and improvers have been very popular this year, and we are pleased now to open bookings for courses in 2016. What better Christmas present for the budding photographer in your family? Dates and booking details available on line here.
Between 15th and 16th November 2015 approx £1600 worth of equipment was stolen during a burglary on a farm, Riseborough near Pickering. Items taken include: a 3 strand electric fence unit system and power unit 6 double sided hay baskets 10 mineral blocks 38 crystaline high energy sheep buckets. If anyone has information to assist […]
It’s next stop Ryedale for Santa and sleigh on his Christmas tour with the Ryedale Lions Club. Father Christmas will be arriving early to greet children at the switch-on of Pickering’s Christmas lights in the Market Place on Saturday, November 28 at 5pm before climbing aboard his sleigh and calling at towns and villages all […]
A concert for the Season of Advent & Christmas. Directed by William Dore Sunday 6th December 2015, 5pm All Saints Church, Hovingham. Music by Handel, Mendelssohn, Warlock & Willcocks and carols for all to sing. Entry price: £10 including refreshments (under 16yrs, free). Contact: email@example.com 01439 766701 or firstname.lastname@example.org 01653 628386 or on the door
Bad weather is threatened, so think about some outdoor exercise before it arrives. Here are three up-coming walks with Ryedale Walking Group: Tuesday 24th November: from Nunnington to Helmsley via Harome (6 miles easy) 160ft. This is a public transport walk: 10:30 am catch the 194 bus from Helmsley Market Place, alight in Nunnington (SE669754) […]
There will be an exhibition in Kirkbymoorside’s Moorside Room on Saturday 28th November entitled Northern Light. Pickering photographers Janet & Richard Burdon and Hutton Buscel based wildlife artist Diane Todd have teamed up to put on a one day Christmas exhibition at the Moorside Room, 9 Church Street in Kirkbymoorside to coincide with the town’s […]
Restoration work is continuing at a Pickering pub – and it could soon have its own brewery. Jill and Phil Hall took over The Black Swan in Birdgate earlier this year, and have been carrying out extensive renovations. View the Black Swan on Trip Advisor Four guest rooms have now been upgraded and fully refurbished […]
The Potter Hill Youth Club for young people aged 10-16 re-opens on November 25th. Come along to the Methodist Chapel, Potter Hill and have some fun. Doors open at 7pm with the club running until 8.30pm. Contact Karen Pattison on 01751 473004 for more details.
There are people in this life who selflessly work to help people they may never meet, so it’s a bit special to spend an evening in the company of a band of brothers who have set about raising money that makes all the difference to families in the far flung territory we know as Nepal. […]
The Christmas party season is upon us, and you may want a little fresh air and exercise to clear the head. Why not get out there with the Ramblers? Here are the walks on offer with our local group for December. New members are always welcome. 6th December: 10.00 am start. High Wood Brow. 10 […]
Congratulations to the Sun Inn in Westgate on being voted runner up in the Yorkshire Pub of the Year 2015. We are all invited to the celebration!
Following the Pickering Christmas Lights Switch-On there will be a wonderful concert by young musicians from Scarborough Area Music Centre at Pickering Church so don’t miss it! Refreshments will be available at the church from 5.45pm with the concert starting at 6.30pm.
From the EYMS: This Friday, 13 November, EYMS staff will be raising money for Children In Need by wearing fancy dress. So look out for nuns, pirates, clowns and more in the driving seat when you board the 128 bus on Friday! As well as our staff paying for the privilege of wearing fancy dress, […]
Don’t miss this great opportunity to dance the night away. Pickering Memorial Hall, the ceilidh starts at 7.30pm.
Meet the Funder Event. Please join us at our Meet the Funder event on Tuesday 17th November 10.00 am – 4.00 pm at the Milton Rooms in Malton. This is a drop in event so please feel free to join us at any time of the day Date: 17th November 2015 Time: 10.00pm to 4.00pm […]
Many thanks to Pickering resident Dave Jackson for this article: Radon seems to be something that most Pickering residents that I have spoken to have little, if any, awareness. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can affect properties of all types, ages, locations and uses. The gas is formed when uranium in the […]
Ryedale Family History Group are holding their next meeting on Wednesday 18 November at 7.30pm and it is being held at The Yard, Market Place, Malton YO17 7LP. The speaker is Father Tim Bywater and the title of his talk is ‘Medals awarded to Railwaymen’. Father Tim will be looking at the role of railwaymen […]
Police are urging people to behave responsibly and stay safe this Bonfire Night period. While a great many people enjoy the festivities at this time of year, there are others for whom it brings distress and raises the fear of crime. Police officers, PCSOs and Special Constables will be undertaking proactive patrols to ensure that […]
MP Kevin Hollinrake has played down fears over the possibility of fracking on nature sites in his constituency. MPs are due to vote on legislation to allow shale gas extraction at locations, including national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). If passed, fracking would be permitted at depths below 1,200m in places such […]
A campaign to secure a permanent new home for Pickering’s Monday market is gathering pace. Repairs to the flagstones in Pickering’s Market Place have seen the market moved to a new location of Ropery car park. Now shoppers and traders want it to stay there, according to Pickering in Business chairman Neil Armstrong. The town […]
Christmas approaches, oh yes it does, and with it the pantomime season. For the best seats at the big shows you need to have booked long ago, but don’t despair, there’s plenty going on with seats still available. Here’s a round-up of shows we know about, in or within striking distance of Pickering; if you […]
The weather is closing in, but there’s still time to get out there and get some exercise. Here are three nice walks on offer from the Ryedale Walking Group. New members are always welcome, and you can do a ‘taster’ walk without joining. Saturday 7 November: Goathland and Grosmont via the “Rail Trail” (8 miles […]
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’s current prevention (community safety) and protection (business fire safety) strategies end in March 2016. It has therefore recently revised the strategies and is launching a consultation today to gather views. ‘Prevention’ is the work undertaken by the Service to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by fires, road […]
The Beck Isle Museum will again have FREE ENTRY to the museum along with their Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 28th. There will be over 20 stalls with items ranging from Pampered Chef Christmas fayre, Aloe Vera Forever, Honey, silver jewellery craft, stained glass, Christmas decorations, Woodcraft, Walking Sticks, Knitted gifts and jewellery, photographic cards/pics, […]
Between 6.20pm-7.50pm on 30 October a silver Vauxhall Corsa was broken into at a public car park, Mill Lane, Pickering and valuables stolen. Offender(s) made off unseen and unheard. Did you witness the incident or have any knowledge of it – if so, please ring the Police on 101 quoting Reference Number 12150192849
North Yorkshire Police, Cleveland Police and Durham Constabulary are to merge their police dog sections to create a single integrated service from summer 2016, in a move that will increase police coverage in rural areas, reduce overall costs by more than three million pounds over the next five years, and enable a substantial 24-hour dog […]
A Dewalt cordless drill and electrical cable were stolen from Newbridge Quarry, Pickering last night – this confirms that thieves are operating in our area. Any information concerning this theft to assist the Police please ring them on 101 quoting reference 12150191103.