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06 new business feature 08 events 12 events 12 gardening 14 gardening 15 community

Jennyruth Workshops Update New businesses & services What’s On in Masham?

Ripon Area Music & Arts Diary All about Blackberries! Nature in the Garden

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18 community 18 out & about safety 22 safety 25 advertiser 26 infocus 28

Ripon Library Events Local Events

Tips on how to stay safe this Autumn Chimney Sweeps At Your Fingertips Advertiser Index

Welcome to the Autumn issue of Ripon & Masham InFocus. In this issue we look at a wide range of seasonal events taking place in and around Ripon. Visit p20 for a detailed look at Ripon’s festive events, whilst p12 looks at What’s On in Masham. The seasonal theme continues throughout this issue with some excellent Autumnal gardenings tips (pages 14 & 15) and the importance of getting your chimney swept (Page 25). We also provide several tips on how to stay safe during the darker Autumn months on page 22. See you you next time. Best wishes as ever,

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Jennyruth Workshops

With Christmas approaching, many of us are looking for a present that is a little bit special and different – something that says you have put some thought into what you have bought. A gift from the Jennyruth Gift Shop may help with this.

5 Great Reasons to Shop at the Jennyruth Gift Shop • Handmade in Ripon

The products we sell are handcrafted in our workshops based just outside Ripon. Each gift is handcrafted to a very high quality.

• Support local adults who have special needs

Buying our products helps us to provide work experience and learning opportunities for local adults who have learning disabilities. You will be supporting a local charity which shows the valuable contribution these special people can make to our local community.

• Unique, quality products at an excellent price

Every gift is individual and unique – no two items are exactly the same!

• Good for the Environment

Low carbon footprint as all our products are made locally. All our raw materials are responsibly sourced and we aim to use reclaimed, recycled materials where possible.

• Safe to give as presents

All our painted products are painted with non-toxic paint suitable for toys or animal friendly preservatives. Our products are tested by Trading Standards and carry an appropriate warning if necessary. The Jennyruth Gift Shop is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 10.00am until 12.30pm. Come and see the Jennyruth stalls at the following up and coming events: Thursday 7th until Sunday 10th November (9.00am – 5.00pm) Crafts for Christmas: Great Yorkshire Show Ground, Harrogate Saturday 23rd November (10.00am – 4.00pm) Ripon Cathedral Christmas Fair: Ripon Cathedral Saturday 7th December North Stainley School Craft Fair: North Stainley Village Hall Thursday 12th December (1.30pm – 4.00pm) Jennyruth Workshops Christmas Fair: Unit 5, Red House Farm, Bridge Hewick, Ripon, HG4 5AY

Tel: 01765 606 620 Fax: 01765 606 629 Email: info@jennyruth.co.uk

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W E N businesses & serovuincdeosur in & ar area

Helping your body promote healing “Introducing ‘Natural Touch Therapies - where my aim as a therapist with over 15 years experience, is to treat you as an individual and in a Holistic way, whichever treatment you choose. We live in an age where our bodies are exposed to stress daily and our skin is exposed to man made chemicals, both which

result in our body struggling to defend and cleanse itself in the necessary way, resulting in disease and skin disorders. Reflexology is a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating ancient pressure point, foot massage. It helps to release energy blockages in the body and encourages the body to work at an optimum level to promote healing. Why not try it and see the benefits for yourself!” Call Caroline on: 07738 372798 naturaltouchtherapies@gmail.com Ripley HG3 3ED

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The Ultimate Christmas Gift! If you are looking to get the ultimate personalised gift for someone special this Christmas then why not commission your family tree from Footprints To The Past and help your loved one trace their roots. We spoke to Pam Ince from Footprints about the art of Geneology.

“When I’m asked, “Where do you work?” or “What do you do?”, my response always provokes a comment such as “So what do you do exactly” Once I’ve explained then I’m usually bombarded with questions and told all the family tales, rumours etc. Believe me when I say this can happen at a bus stop, cafe, social gathering and even at the hospital when I was having a broken leg put in plaster! It seems everybody wants to know their family history especially since the advent of programmes such as “Who do you think you are”. I have come across so many different things, no two families are identical and I always say “Who do you really think you are? One gentleman told me his family had links with Ireland when it turned out they were actually Dorset farmers. Sometimes I have to drop a bombshell, so to speak, for instance another gentleman asked me to trace his father’s family name which I did until the 1840’s then his great great grandfather disappeared from the face of the earth until I discovered the secret that he was illegitimate and had adopted that name at the age of 36! This poor man had been using a Family name which wasn’t

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even his, lucky enough the true name was traced and the family turned out to be smugglers from Kent! Better still was the chap in the Police Force who was descended from three generations of criminals, in my job I learn to be very diplomatic but whatever I find, I am honest with the results, as I say you can choose your friends but not your family! When searching for families I try to use as many sources as I can including GRO records, Wills, Army & Navy records, Parish Registers and many more, leaving no stone unturned. Most people are fascinated with the results, even if they’re descended from a humble labourer, it’s not just about names and dates it’s where these people lived, their family and occupations. Of course having your family researched is a most wonderful gift that you can give or receive as it is completely unique and tailored to you. A gift that no doubt will be passed down the family for years to come and let’s face it, you might never know otherwise - Who you really are!” Contact Pam for more details on: 01482 791155

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Let’s Party! Come on, who doesn’t like to have an excuse to celebrate a special day in the company of friends, family or colleagues? But have you found that sometimes these parties can be spoilt by the stuffy, claustrophobic atmosphere in the room provided by the Hotel? If you have got a function to celebrate but you don’t relish the thought of all the hassle of arranging an expensive hotel venue, then why not let the party come to you? With Highfield Marquees, that’s exactly what we do. We help to make your celebration into a much more personal and intimate affair. Our marquees are suitable for weddings, that special birthday or anniversary, a corporate event or village fete / garden party, Highfield Marquees are based in Ripon, North Yorkshire and offer quality marquee hire at truly affordable rates, right across the UK. Marquees are available to hire every day, 365 days a year. The team can turn your venue into a beautiful place to hold your bespoke event, ensuring it will become a special day that you and your guests will always remember. Highfield Marquees offer a price promise and will beat any like-forlilke genuine quotation, it really is that simple... Marquee hire at honest, affordable prices. .......................................................................................................... For more details contact Highfield Marquees on: 01765 641874 / 07583 140900 / info@highfieldmarquees.co.uk

Fantas Christmtic Gift Ide as as

Westwoods is back

and better than ever!

Since suffering terrible flooding this Summer, the team at Westwoods Country Store have been working hard to re-open and use this situation to develop the business. Owner Sarah Pybus tells us more, “Since the flood, we’ve worked tremendously hard to ensure the country store and café were returned to their former state as quickly as possible. We have also added several exciting new lines, increased our gifts and cards as well as extending our ranges of clothing. Our new brands include Sophie Allport and Voyage. We have lots of great Christmas

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gifts so feel free to call in for a browse and a bite to eat!” Please see the advert opposite for the Store and Cafe opening times. Tel: 01677 470769 www.westwoodscountrystore.co.uk Main St, West Tanfield, Ripon

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What’s On in Masham? Masham Arts Festival takes place from Friday 25th October until Saturday 2nd November with something fantastic happening every day around Masham! Be ready for an eclectic mix, loosely based around three important Masham themes: beer, wool and glass. Enjoy many different musical events, award-winning films, folk music and even time-travelling magicians, talks and tours. Appreciate the dexterity and imagination of some of Northern England’s best artists and craftspeople at Crafted by Hand in Masham Town Hall on Sunday 27th October and in our visual arts exhibition at St Mary’s Church throughout the Festival. There are plenty of events suitable for children and lots of chances for you to learn something different in one of the workshops. On Saturday 26th October, enjoy an evening with Morgan and West, Time Travelling Magicians at Masham Town Hall from 8-10pm. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £7 for concessions. The magicians offer a Victorian style magic act with a comedy twist, “as seen on TV”! Morgan & West appeared in the Magicians with Penn & Teller and are now playing to packed crowds around the country. Movies in Masham are showing Lad, A Yorkshire Story on Tuesday 29th October. An evening of award-winning films starting with short animated films from Kell Bank School before the main feature, Lad. This acclaimed film is an enchanting coming-of-age story set in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy the full cinema experience with wine and soft drinks, ice cream and popcorn. 7.30pm at Masham Town Hall Hall. £5 per ticket (12A rating). Fresh from their triumphs at the 2013 Radio 2 Folk Awards, the Arts Festival are really looking forward to welcoming two amazing contemporary folk music acts: Jim Moray, and Greg Russel and Ciaran Algar on Friday 1st November at 7.30pm at the Town Hall. Tickets are £10.

Saturday 2nd November culminates with a 50’s Festival Party featuring Swingmathing, a 7- piece band with a fabulous vintage feel and smooth vocals plus a wandering magician, human fruit machine, Generation Game-style competition, and fortune teller. 1950s style fancy dress optional! Masham Town Hall from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10, £8 for concessions (Age 8+). For a full programme, visit www.creativemasham.com. Tickets available from Mashamshire Community Office, 7 Little Market Place, Masham, HG4 4DY. Tel: 01765 680 200. Email: info@visitmasham.com. www.visitmasham.com.

Masham’s Bonfire Celebrations are on Saturday 9th November at the Shooting Holme. Bonfire lit at 6.30pm. Firework display at 7pm. Food and bar. Fun for all the family! Aged to Perfection at The Gallery, 24 Market Place, Masham, North Yorkshire HG4 4EB from 16th November to 31st December. A number of artists explore finding beauty in the worn, aged and imperfect. Includes work from Josie Beszant, Suzanne McIvor and Victoria Sayers amongst others. Masham Gallery is where you’ll unearth the perfect present, even for those hard to buy for people. The Gallery is closed on Mondays. Tel: 01765 689 554. www.mashamgallery.co.uk. Story time for the under fives at Mashamshire Community Library, 7 Little Market Place, on Thursday 14th November at 9.30am and regularly on the 2nd Thursday of the month (next one: 12th December). Everyone welcome to this very relaxed session to introduce toddlers to books and the library. For more information, please call the Library on 01765 680 204 or pop into the Community Office. In association with Acorns and North Yorkshire County Council. Masham Town Hall Cinema Season: Spirit of ’45: Tuesday 5th November at 7.30pm Lincoln: Tuesday 19th November at 7.30pm Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Tuesday 3rd December at 7.30pm Quartet: Tuesday 17th December at 7.30pm Tickets £5 from Mashamshire Community Office, 7 Little Market Place, Masham, HG4 4DY or call 01765 680 200. Tickets can also be bought on the night, depending on availability. Movies in Masham is a full Cinema experience also featuring historical films of Masham as well as wine and soft drinks, sweets, ice cream and popcorn. “Cinema as it should be – with friends and time to chat”. Beatrix Potter and The Two World Wars – Dr Peter Liddle. Tuesday 26th November An illustrated talk on the renowned children’s author/illustrator, farmer, judge or Herdwick sheep, and National Trust benefactor and her documented reaction to experiencing the World Wars. Meetings are held in Masham Town Hall (unless stated otherwise) at 7.30pm. Non members are charged £3 per meeting and everyone is welcome. Masham Traditional Christmas Fair in Masham Town Hall and the Market Square from 10am on Saturday 7th December. Lots of Christmassy stalls and a certain bearded gentleman will be in attendance! Bivouac hosts a community meal every Wednesday. These are very relaxed evenings giving everyone a chance to gather at Bivouac to enjoy and celebrate the community around a big banquet meal. £8.50 adults, £4.50 for children. Pre-booking is essential by calling 01765 535020. Bivouac, Druids Temple, High Knowle Farm, Ilton, Masham, HG4 4JZ. www.thebivouac.co.uk. Masham Short Walks take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month, meeting outside Mashamshire Community Office and Library at 11am. Walks last for up to an hour and will be at an easy pace, followed by refreshments in a local cafe. Please dress for the weather and wear shoes suitable for walking. For more information please contact the walk leader David Teece on 07921 030729 or Sarah Prescott at Age UK North Yorkshire on 07850 328510 or email: sarah. prescott@ageuknorthyorkshire.org.uk . Christmas Tradecraft at Masham Methodist Church Hall on Saturday 2nd November and Saturday 7th December from 10.30am until noon. Fairly traded goods include tea, coffee, chocolate, breakfast cereals, dried fruits, honey, stationery and household products from around the world. Christmas cards and gifts. All are very welcome.

Ripon Area Music & Arts Diary 2nd November - 7:30pm

Finzi & Faure Featuring Emma Johnson

Harrogate Choral Society Royal Hall - Harrogate, Harrogate Including Finzi - Clarinet Concerto with Emma Johnson also Finzi - Lo the Full & Final Sacrifice and Faure Requiem with The Manchester Camerata, Christina Jones - Soprano and Phil Wilcox Baritone Tickets on sale from

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Harrogate Box Office www. harrogatetheatre.org.uk or: www.harrogatechoral.org.uk For ticket information please ontact via: 01423 502116 www. harrogatechoral.org.uk ......................................................

16th November - 7:30pm

Autumn Concert

Ripon Choral Society Ripon Cathedral For ticket information please contact: 01765 601856 www. riponchoralsociety.org.uk ......................................................

22nd November - 7:15pm

Ripon Young Musicians of the Year

Holy Trinity Church, Ripon Ripon Young Musicians of the Year is a competitive music festival for young people who live, or are at school in, or have private music lessons within a 15-mile radius of Ripon. It begins on the evening of Friday 22 November and continues through Saturday 23 November, finishing with a winners’ concert. Each

performer receives a certificate and there are cash prizes and trophies. £3 charge for adults. Children: free. For ticket information please contact via: www.rymy.co.uk ......................................................

23rd November - 9:30 pm

Ripon Young Musicians of the Year

Holy Trinity Church, Ripon See 22nd November for details. For ticket information please contact via: www.rymy.co.uk ......................................................

23rd November - 7:30 pm

Britteny Centenary Concert

North Yorkshire Chorus All Saints Church, Northallerton A Ceremony of Carols & Saint Nicolas. Rutter; When icicles Hang. Small orchestra and tenor soloist. For ticket information please contact via: 01642783475 www.northyorkshirechorus.org ......................................................

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Blackberries A hedge against marauders & inflammation

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s August mellows into autumn, the smell of ripening blackberries hangs in the air, prompting bicyclists to pause along highways, bucket-lad en homemakers to head for the woods, and bears to amble along roadsides where the ebony morsels are within easy reach. Wild blackberries are native to Europe, Asia, North America and South America, but at least two millennia ago Europeans brought blackberries onto their homesteads and began cultivating them for food and medicine. As the prickled canes multiplied around their settlements, vulnerable rural dwellers discovered blackberry thickets were also quite useful for repelling marauders. (Inveterate blackberry pickers believe their torn hands and arms are the price one should pay to collect these delectable fruits. However, for the faint-of-heart who prefer to collect their berries close to home and who’d rather not leave a trail of blood and clothing fragments behind, many “thornless” cultivars are now available.)

Anthocyanins, the pigments that give blackberries their rich, inky color, are potent antioxidants. Blackberries are also a good source of salicylic acid, an anti-inflammatory with proven painkilling abilities (think “aspirin”). The tannins in blackberry leaves are powerful astringents; one of them, ellagitannin, is converted to ellagic acid in the human body. Research has demonstrated that ellagic acid possesses both antioxidant and anti-proliferative (anti-tumor) properties.

Uses While blackberries’ constituents probably confer several long-term benefits (e.g., protection from heart disease and cancer), the astringent substances found in the plants’ leaves, stems and roots are responsible for their immediate and obvious effects.

Blackberry root tea has been used for treating diarrhea, dysentery, stomach pain, cough, hemorrhoids and oral ulcers. The German Commission E approves blackberry leaf tea for diarrhea and inflammation of the mouth and throat. Externally, leaf tea is useful for boils, sores and ulcers. (Soak a clean cloth with warm tea and use as a poultice.) Traditionally, blackberry infusions, teas and decoctions have been employed to treat gonorrhea, excessive menstrual bleeding, whooping cough, “dropsy,” and labor pains. When collecting blackberries or blackberry plants, wear some stout gloves (preferably a pair that covers your forearms) and carry a pair of bypass hand shears to cut your way to the prime berries – which always seem to be tucked behind a forbidding wall of heavily prickled canes.

Nutrients & Medicinal Constituents Blackberries are a veritable storehouse of nutrients and pharmacologically active compounds. Delicious flavor aside, the nutrition packaged in a handful of berries explains why they’re such a valuable food source for wildlife: within the turgid skins of each berry (which is actually an aggregate fruit) you’ll find ample doses of vitamins A, C, E and K, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, zinc, protein and fiber.

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Nature in the Garden

Plants in Focus:

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Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ This tall, beautiful sunflower (1.8m) produces mellow, soft yellow flowers on tall, dark green stems.

Autumnal weather is approaching and the garden is slowing down in preparation. This time of the year brings vibrant colours and bountiful harvests. Try to take the time to get into your garden and enjoy the autumn splendour. In autumn you can keep the garden in shape by pruning rambling roses, tidying up tired plants in the borders and lifting and splitting mature perennials. It’s good practice to gather seeds for next year. These can be kept in paper envelopes/ bags. Furthermore, falling leaves can be collected and stored in a leaf composting area. This makes fabulous mulch, keeps the garden healthy and provides an overwintering hotel for bugs and small animals. Autumn provides us and our wildlife neighbours with a selection of fruit, seeds and veg. Therefore, get out

and do some bramble picking, leave sunflower heads out for the birds and think about planting to increase the bounty next year. Autumn is a good time to consider making changes in the garden. You could plan a spring bulb display, create an area in which to entertain family and friends or simply create a beautiful and natural focal point, such as the photo above highlights. Here we built a nature friendly half moon pond that fits into its existing surroundings. We used local mossy stone, native planting and bespoke paving to create this stunning area. If you have any questions regarding your garden then please contact Timothy Campbell Landscapes (BSc (Hons) Environmental Conservation) on 07739 071012 or visit: www.timothycampbelllandscapes.co.uk

Blackthorn / Sloe - Prunus spinosa A native, small tree (6-7m) with an abundance of sloes at this time of year. Very beneficial to wildlife.

Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ This elegant Japanese Anenome (1.2m) has white single flowers bossed in gold. It does well in most situations apart from damp areas.

Happy Gardening!

Wildlife Corner – Autumn Jobs This is a great time of year to create habitats in your garden. Many creatures will be grateful for the addition of a new area in which they can settle down in for the winter. Adding habitats will also increase the biodiversity within your garden and increase its ability to weather a cold winter snap. Naturally, more variety leads to improved garden health and more interest for us and the wildlife. Therefore, why not introduce some of the following: • Mini stone walls • Stumperies • Brash piles • Wildlife ponds • Bug mansions • Compost heaps • Toad houses • Hedgehog boxes • Bat boxes

Wildlife will use just about anything that is clean and safe for a habitat. You give them the opportunity and they do the rest! P.S. Don’t forget to check the bonfire pile for Mr and Mrs Hedgehog and other woodland creatures before you enjoy Guy Fawkes Night.

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Ripon Library Events Forthcoming Events at Ripon Library:

October 2013 – January 2014 Monday 28th October – Saturday 2nd November Book sale, in the reference area of the library. Thursday 7th November 11 am - 12.30 pm – regular monthly drop in sessions, on every first Thursday of the month, where members of public will be able to bring information and objects related to World War 1 and share it with our local history volunteer. These sessions will take place in the library reference area. Friday 8th November 11am - 12noon – My Neighbourhood surgery – a FREE drop in advice session with Ripon Police and Harrogate Borough Council Housing Officer. Friday 6th December 11am – 1pm – My Neighbourhood surgery – a FREE drop in advice session with Ripon Police and Harrogate Borough Council Housing Officer. Friday 13th December 10.30am – 10noon – FREE Xmas special stories and songs with All Join In, for children 2-5years. Wednesday 18th December 10.30am – 10noon – FREE Xmas special stories and activities with Ripon Children’s Centre For children 0-2years

Regular sessions:

Toddlers Treat! - fortnightly sessions on Friday mornings for 2 ½ year olds + and their families. Please contact the library to check the dates.

North Yorkshire Registration Service Did you know you can register a birth or death at Ripon Library? The service is available by appointment on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1.30 – 4.00pm. To make an appointment please call on: 0845 034 9480 Jobcentre Plus Employment advice drop in session every Wednesday morning – 10.15am12noon to assist jobseekers search for jobs using the internet, job applications online and CV advice. Employment advice A FREE, appointment only, session with a career advisor, most Wednesdays 10.15am-3pm, to assist jobseekers in searching for jobs using the internet, job applications online and CV advice. Call 01904 656655 to book your short appointment. Ripon Gazette session Drop in sessions every Thursday – 11am-2pm. Ripon Gazette reporters will be available to talk to residents of Ripon. Harrogate and Ripon Volunteer Centres drop-in information session These sessions are taking place on every first Tuesday of the month. Well Baby Clinic Drop in session with Ripon Health Visitors, every Thursday 1.30-3pm in the library meeting room. More information available on 01765 645932 .................................................................. For more information please contact Ripon Library on Tel: 0845 034 9524 or via email: Ripon.Library@northyorks. gov.uk

Age UK advisory session Drop-in sessions every Friday morning 10-11am. IT support sessions – one to one sessions with volunteers: Thursdays 10.30am -12noon and Saturdays 10.30-12noon. Please contact the library to check availability and to book your place. Regular storytimes – Baby Booktime Bash! Fortnightly sessions on Wednesday Ripon Library current opening times mornings for 0-2 year olds and their are available at: www.northyorks.gov. uk/riponlibrary families;

Out & About

26th October

• Halloween Psychic Medium Night Dishforth Shooting Club - 7pm An Unmissable Halloween evening for the adults. Renowned Psychic Medium, John Colenutt will bridge the void to communicate with the spirit world. John will be communicating with local spirits and those attached to members of the audience. Places limited. Tickets must be pre-bought. Please wear warm clothes and strong footwear. Be prepared for the outdoors! Bring a torch to light your way and a notebook to write down your findings. Fish and Chips with be available to purchase throughout the evening with drinks and ice cream. For more details please call: 07449 835503 www.dishforthshootingclub.weebly.com/halloween-psychic-night.html ......................................................................................................................

26th October - 3rd November

• Halloween Treasure Trail A family day out with a spooky treasure trail in the parkland. £3. Swinton Park Cookery School, Swinton Park, Masham. Call to check latest times or cancellations. Tel: 01765 680900 | www.swintonpark.com ......................................................................................................................

1st - 3rd November

Festival of fire and light Stockeld Park - Wetherby Stockeld Park’s festival of fire and light is brand new to the 2013 event calendar. This 3 day festival celebrates fire and light within the beautiful woodland surroundings of Stockeld Park and culminates in a Fireworks Spectacular on Sunday evening. Our fire and light performer will dazzle you with their skill; get involved and make your own Lantern and take part in our forest light parade. In aid of Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. Firework Spectacular at Stockeld Park What goes BOOM deep in the Yorkshire Forest?! It’s Stockeld Park’s spectacular fireworks display, set to music it’s a loud and proud Yorkshire evening of entertainment! Stockeld Park, Wetherby North Yorkshire LS22 4AN. Tel: 01937 586333 ......................................................................................................................

9th November

• Charity Brass Band Concert A charity concert by Alverton Brass and Ripon City Brass Band. Held at Holy Trinity Church, Ripon, HG4 2EY. Starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) available from: Alan Matthew: 01765 690498 or Peter Gilby: 01765 600491 or from Alan’s Gallery, Ripon. Proceeds are for the charity B-eat (beating eating disorders) ......................................................................................................................

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28th November - 1st December

• Dickensian Christmas Festival 2013 Lightwater Country Shopping Village Join us for our enchanting Dickensian Christmas Festival and kick-off the festive season in style. You’ll find gifts, stocking fillers, food and drink galore, with Yorkshire produce, hand-painted pottery, crafts, fine glassware, millinery, bespoke art and hand-made jewellery taking centre stage. Be inspired with festive cookery and flower arranging demonstrations and expect heaps of entertainment including magicians, hand bell ringers, costume characters, free rides, carol singers, traditional organs, nativity scenes & our Christmas tree festival. Adults £2 Children £1 Under 5s Free. Angry Birds Activity Park & Lightwater Falconry included in your entry fee but an additional charge applies for the Santa’s grotto. www.lightwatercountryshopping.co.uk Tel: 01765 635321 | Email: village@lightwatervalley.co.uk ......................................................................................................................

7th December

• Christmas Antiques Crafts & Collectors Fair Lots of lovely Christmas gifts, Antiques dealers from all over Yorkshire and Co Durham areas. Free entry. 01642711036 lottie28@fsmail.net Lightwater Valley, Ripon ......................................................................................................................

8th & 15th December

• Light Up A Life Saint Michael’s Hospice - Harrogate Dedicating a light on Saint Michael’s Christmas tree is a meaningful way to remember someone special this Christmas. These services of remembrance and celebration are open to all. To dedicate a light to a loved one, call (01423) 879 687 or visit saintmichaelshospice.org to make your dedication online. ......................................................................................................................

13th December

• Woodwind Ensemble Christmas Performance Northallerton Town Hall - 7pm In aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance based in Topcliffe. The Ensemble have been playing music together for over three years and have previously performed in a range of venues, including Northallerton, Bedale, Chop Gate and Middlesbrough. The performance will include a variety of seasonal medleys, contemporary music and Christmas Carols, with Seasonal Refreshments. Tickets will be available at £5 in November. Accompanied school students FREE. For further information about the Ensemble call 01609 774158 or visit www.northallertonwoodwind.com ...................................................................................................................... Please note: the editors cannot be held responsible for any changes to events listed. Please contact event organisers directly. All events correct at time of going to press.

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Stay Safe this autumn With the days getting darker earlier, now is a good time to think about what you can do to keep yourself and your property safe. Follow our simple crime prevention tips. • Avoid leaving keys and valuables

on display near doors or windows. • Always lock windows and doors

before you go out or go to bed. • Store bins and gardening equip-

ment securely so they can’t be used to break into your house. • Lock away valuable garden equip-

ment and secure your shed. • Use timer switches to turn lights

on and off if you go away, to give the illusion someone is home. • Consider fitting intruder alarms,

door chains, a spy hole and external lights.

and keep receipts somewhere safe.

• Always check the ID of cold call-

ers – consider fitting a door chain or spy hole.

Darker evenings - be safe, be seen With darker mornings and

evenings, take extra care when you are out and about on foot or bike. • Stay visible - wear bright, reflec-

tive clothing if you’re out walking. • Fit reflectors and lights to your

bike - this is a legal requirement. • Keep to busy, well-lit areas. • If you drive, use appropriate

lights so you are clearly visible to other road users. ** Remember, the clocks go back on Sunday 27th October**

• Security mark valuable items

Stay Safe this Halloween

Halloween is a fun time for some but also a worrying time for others, particularly vulnerable people. If you have young children:

• Make it clear, if a ‘no trick or treat’

sign is displayed, they should leave straightaway. • Advise them to stay in a group and

never go into the home of someone they don’t know. • Make sure they understand they

must not frighten people.

• Never let young children go trick

or treating on their own. • Make sure they only visit people

known to your family. If you have older children: • Make sure they are not going to be

using alcohol, flour or eggs.

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Chim-chim-cheree

The term ‘Chimney sweep’ may conjure up images of small, Dickensian type characters covered in soot, scrambling up enormous chimneys, and we might ask ourselves if there is really a need for this ancient trade in today’s modern world with its gas fires and centrally heated properties. Well, the short answer to that is ‘Yes!’ Even chimneys serving gas fires need cleaning on a regular basis – and if you are one of the growing number of householders returning to the cosy, romantic comfort of a traditional coal or log fire, it is essential that you spend a little time and money ensuring that your fireplace is functioning both safely and efficiently. As a fire burns, it releases numerous gases up the chimney which escape into the atmosphere. As they pass through the chimney, soot - which contains a flammable substance called creosote - begins to accumulate on the walls. Over time, these deposits can begin to obstruct and eventually completely block the chimney, which could lead to an inefficient and potentially unsafe fireplace and the risk of chimney fires. This is

why regular cleaning of a chimney is essential.

Although it is possible to clean the chimney yourself, you might prefer instead to hire a professional chimney sweep to do this tiring, messy job! In addition to cleaning the chimney, he or she will check for other problems which might lead to chimney fires or inefficient burning, and will also inspect your chimney for potential problems from the roof. A chimney that serves an open fire should be swept at least once a year, after a period of prolonged disuse (for example at the end of the summer) , and also at the end of the heating season to ensure that it is clear of animal nests and is prepared for the idle period. Chimneys that are used frequently may need cleaning more often, whilst those serving gas fires less often. A visit to the National Association of Chimney Sweeps or Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps websites will help you locate a local, reliable chimney sweep. These two organisations have worked together over recent years to introduce a

National Code of Practice for Chimney Sweeps, designed to protect the public from untrained or poorly trained sweeps. Sweeps meeting the Standard are required to issue an Industry Standard certificate (the Standard being printed on the reverse) and where necessary, an Industry Standard Warning Notice and Label. A sweep typically takes around 45 minutes and costs around £40 per chimney, though this can vary according to location and the difficulty of the job. Before employing anyone to carry out the work, please check that they have full public liability insurance. By Debbie Singh-Bhatti

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Family Tree

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