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elcome to the May edition. Running a business from my home means that I constantly juggle with housework and children. I take phone calls when cooking the children’s tea and put articles and adverts together in the evenings and sometimes at weekends. It seems work is always there and as my office is just inside the front door I find myself checking phone messages as soon as I return from being out – with the dogs waiting impatiently in the background for my attention! So this month, I thought I’d try a bit harder to get a better balance between home and business, and get away from the office for a while. So for better or worse, I’ve started painting the house. This is not a straightforward task. The internal woodwork has never been painted – just stained by the builders a dingy orange tan colour – so it is really rough and is going to take a lot of coats of paint and time to make it look good. With radio on, I’ve made an enthusiastic start with the stair banisters and spindles. But the task is a daunting one and after just 8 hours and one coat of paint nearly completed my

This month’s features General

Emily’s column..........................................................p29

Business Features

Ham and Cheese Inn ..............................................p12 Pen Life ‘Government targets pensioners with “granny tax” ...............................................................p15 Howardian Dental Practice ..................................p19 Proline UPVC .............................................................p32 Tablets - A long term test .....................................p43 Business Start-ups: Real life examples .............p45

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enthusiasm has dwindled. My other half, who is a decorating fusspot and already looking stressed by my neglect of painting technique, tells me that I’ll need 3 coats or more. For reasons of pride, now that I’ve started it has to be finished…..I’ll just deal with those emails and design a few adverts….then I’ll get on with it once more – honest! Don’t forget to check on our website if you’d like to view the magazines online. All of the advertisers and community groups are there too. We are also on Facebook so please ‘like’ our page at www.facebook. com/thehandymag. I plan to keep it up to date with local events and information. The competition winner in the March edition was Ms Crozier from Malton. Well done! Until next time...

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Government target pensioners with “granny tax” by Tom Hughes Inheritance Tax Specialist The Budget gave the press another excuse to sell papers through sensationalism with headlines like these. But what does it all mean? Everyone gets a personal allowance - earnings you don’t pay tax on. Over 65’s currently get a bigger allowance. The Government’s plan is that everyone will gradually get the same higher allowance regardless of age. If you currently get age allowance – nothing changes. However, if you turn 65 after 5 April 2013 you effectively lose the higher allowance. So those reaching 65 after 5th April 2013 will get a bit less income. But there are far more serious pitfalls you may not even be aware of which can affect your income for the rest of your life – or even beyond. We need to cut through the hype and remind people that there are simple actions which can increase income or reduce tax or both. Do you know that you can shop around to get the best income from your pension? Or that if you smoke or have any health issues you could get an even higher income. Remember – this affects your income for the rest of your life. There are a few reasons why people don’t make smart decisions about this. The letters pension providers send out near your chosen retirement date often border on harassment – repeatedly demanding a decision on which option you wish to take. Too many people simply tick a box on the form to get it over with. Often, the letters don’t even cover all the options available, especially for spouses or dependents benefits. Which means that when you die your pension dies with you. The only beneficiary then is the pension provider! Just taking half an hour to chat with us could get you a higher income for life. Or at least an understanding of all the options available for you and your family before you lock these funds away for good. Tom Hughes is an Independent Financial Adviser with PenLife Associates Ltd, Chartered Financial Planners, who help individuals and small businesses make the most from their money including advice on residential and commercial mortgages and equity release, individual and business protection, pensions and retirement planning, savings, investments, tax planning, Inheritance Tax and long term care solutions.

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hat’s the message of the Ryedale Festival, which brings renowned performers from all over the world to perform the many spectacular and historic venues of Ryedale. The festival, increasingly recognised as one of the most exciting and enterprising in the country, will stage orchestral concerts, opera, chamber music choral concerts and jazz at stately homes, village halls and churches across Ryedale from Friday 13th July. Festival chairman Robin Andrews said: “We are working against the view that sees classical music as inaccessible or elitist. Among the forty-four events planned, we know there is bound to be something that everyone can enjoy – this is for everyone, and by no means do you have to be a specialist to enjoy it.” It’s a rare chance to see emerging international talent alongside well-established musicians and local performers.

Calefax Events are organised at every time of day, again with the goal of providing something to suit everyone, including coffee morning concerts in rural locales for those who find it difficult to travel in the evenings. Festival organisers, with the support of many private sponsors, have worked hard to suit the ticket prices to every budget.

If you’d like to take advantage of the festival on your doorstep and enjoy a taste of classical music, Robin recommends you try: Kate Royal, Duncombe Park Friday July 13th

The opening evening concert will be given by the beautiful singer Kate Royal who, accompanied by piano, presents A Lesson in Love. This is well suited to the younger listener, perfect for a summer’s evening.

Northern Sinfonia Chamber Ensemble Monday July 16th

The renowned players of the Northern Sinfonia play one of Mozart’s finest chamber works, a virtuoso piece for wind instruments. and the richly melodic piano quartet by Schumann.

Bulgarian choir, Ampleforth Abbey, Saturday July 14th

One of only two performance dates in the UK, this choir will be performing traditional Russian orthodox music in the gorgeous setting of Ampleforth Abbey and promises to be a stunning, once-in-alifetime experience. 16 • info@thehandymag.co.uk

Yorkshire Young Musicians, Ampleforth village, Saturday July 14th

The best young musical talent from across Yorkshire and the Humber will be giving a concert for the Ryedale Festival. With performers’ ages ranging between eight and 18, this promises to be a delightful event.

Calefax, Botton Village, Sunday July 22nd

This lively five-man reed ensemble perform their unique programme of music, spanning eight centuries, on their feet. It’s a great chance to experience a fresh, award-winning approach to classical music. Brochures are available at local tourist information centres, shops and pubs, or by ringing the festival box office on 01751 475777. For more information, visit the festival website at www.ryedalefestival. co.uk Copy deadline for the next edition is Friday 4th May


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Artists from all over the world, both established and emerging, perform in the many spectacular and historic venues of Ryedale.

13th–29th July 2012

Highlights include: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and performances by The Seven Saints Bulgarian Choir, Heath Quartet, Northern Sinfonia, Adrian Brendel, Calefax, Iestyn Davies, Sarah Fox, Kate Royal, Roderick Williams, Alessandro Taverna, Gwilym Simcock, Tine Thing Helseth, Kit Armstrong, Orchestra of Opera North and many others. To see the full list of events, visit www. ryedalefestival.co.uk For tickets, contact the box office 01751 475777 To find out more about becoming a member, call Andie Cattle on 01751 417223

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t’s well known that Charles Dickens, arguably England’s greatestever novelist, visited Malton and other parts of Yorkshire many times. In London he had befriended Charles Smithson, a solicitor working for the family practice in Chancery Lane, Malton. He later told Smithson that he had modelled Scrooge’s counting house in A Christmas Carol on the Chancery Lane premises. This building, with such a fascinating history, is now the home of the Counting House museum, run by volunteers from the Charles Dickens (Malton) Society.

The museum (Chancery Lane connects Yorkersgate with the Market Place) is open on Saturdays (10am to 2pm), from May through to October. In it there’s a fascinating collection of material, of interest to children, Dickens fans and those interested in Malton’s history. There are giant paintings of Ebenezer Scrooge and Bob Cratchit, cartoon sketches all around of many of the well-known characters from Dickens’s work, and a display of the novels and the author, overlooked by the frightening vision of Bob Marley’s ghost (who’s image you may also recognise in the front doorknocker). In addition, you can see a range of pictures and information about Dickens himself, the many houses he lived in, his large family and the many famous authors 24 • info@thehandymag.co.uk

of his time whom he met. Victoriana is wellrepresented with a fine, ever-changing collection of kitchen utensils and other domestic appliances. More mature visitors may recognise some of them! Of local interest are pictures of York House (where Smithson was born), Easthorpe Hall (sadly destroyed in a fire) near Castle Howard, where Smithson lived and Dickens visited, and Abbey House in Old Malton (where Smithson died). There’s a large display of old maps, pictures and photographs of Malton in days gone by. What’s comforting is that the town is largely undamaged, retaining most of its charm and old buildings. Small souvenirs are sold here – pens, key-fobs and fridge magnets, and sometimes hand-made peg dolls. Admission to the museum is free, but visitors are asked to make a donation to help with the costs of running it. The Charles Dickens (Malton) Society is happy to provide talks and readings, by members in Victorian costume, to local groups, societies and schools, and to arrange private visits to the Counting House for them. For further information phone 01653 698701, email brimar64@ yahoo.co.uk or visit www.dickensmalton.org Images (from left): Dickens display and Marley’s ghost, Victorian kitchenware, the Counting House, Chancery Lane, Marley’s Knocker! Copy deadline for the next edition is Friday 4th May


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jackets and chafer grubs and there is even a control to send ants off in the other direction – wonderful if you like to lie on the lawn or enjoy meals in your garden without being nipped! I garden organically and use biological controls regularly. If your conservatory is also a place where you relax or enjoy a drink or a meal, it is especially important not to fill it with potentially harmful chemicals. To use these controls you will need to make sure that your greenhouse or conservatory is not already packed full of chemical residues - otherwise they may kill the beneficial creatures you are introducing. For whitefly you need a tiny parasitic wasp called Encarsia and for red spider mite you need the predatory Phytoseiulus mite. Introduce these amongst infested plants and they will automatically search out the pests, soon getting their numbers under control without you having to lift a finger. It may sound off-putting to release wasps or mites indoors but these little creatures are tiny and will not bite or sting: they are only interested in the pests. Biological controls are tricky for garden centres to stock, as living creatures won’t survive if left sitting on a warm shelf. Mail order is therefore the best way to buy generally, with your predators or parasites arriving in the post, along with strict instructions for storage and using before the use-by date. But don’t let this put you off: biological controls are excellent and used by professional growers. To ensure success you must follow the instructions precisely and make sure you introduce the control when there are only a few pests around. If the air is choked with whitefly it can be a bit too much of an uphill struggle for the tiny little wasps. But the great thing is that you can relax in the knowledge that you’re not jeopardising any wildlife and that, in many cases, the biological control becomes self-perpetuating as the ‘critters’ you have bought breed and spread. Now that’s what I call useful.

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s with most new things, tablets have become the shiny must-have technology but are they practical for day-today use and can you replace your aging laptop or PC with one? Could you use one whilst out of the office instead of dragging around that cumbersome laptop? Could you use one at home or in the office instead of a PC or laptop? For the last few months I have been working with an ASUS Transformer 101 (android) with optional keyboard/battery pack and an Acer Iconia W500 windows 7 tablet in addition to setting up other Android models and iPads for home and business users and also asking for their feedback and impressions. For the hard-core gamer then, as with laptops, they’re not going to replace the big tin box and even bigger monitor(s) you currently have. They have proved popular with home users who want to check their emails quickly, browse and even buy from the internet. With near instant on then they’re better than waiting for the PC to fire up. Free and low priced Apps mean that other tasks have also been made easier. For businesses, like with their smartphones, users can check their central calendars, address book and emails quickly. It’s even possible to work on office documents, intranets, SAGE, etc from Win7, android and iPad platforms – without spending a fortune. Having used both the windows 7 tablet and android tablets I would say that, at the moment, the android is a better buy. Windows 8, out later this year, may change things but unless you must run software that only runs on a windows platform then it will be cheaper with an Android device. Both the iPad and Android touchscreen keyboards are easier to use than the windows version but I couldn’t use one all day if I had a report to write. The ASUS with the optional keyboard is slightly quicker to use but still slightly cramped like a NetBook. So, good for short spells but not a replacement for the main laptop yet.

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1699, and the theatres have re-opened after seventeen years of suppression. A bawdy and troublesome new age has begun, and with it the entrance of the first English actresses allowed upon the stage. Nell Gwyn, Elizabeth Barry, Rebecca Marshall, Mary Betterton: flesh and blood heroines admired by many, but living a precarious life... the gutters ever ready to reclaim them.

Friday 1st June - 8pm Tickets £10.00 This charming and atmospheric tribute show charts Karen and Richard’s success from their first No1 selling single Close To You recreating many of their immense platinum selling records, and best of all - it’s completely live, from the music to the vocals. Singer Nicky is a passionate Carpenters devotee and has encyclopaedic supply of Carpenters facts and anecdotes, which means a delightful evening for anyone with a love of the magical duo and their timeless music.

Jubilee Ball Monday 4th June at 8pm Tickets £19.52 To celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, we present a Grand Holiday Dance with supper, exhibition dancing and Mike Brown’s Swing Band.

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1. After wealding a plasterers trowel for 20 years, Mike turned his hobby of making high-class chocolates into a business following redundancy. He promoted his chocolates at Farmers Markets and through his local radio station & newspapers. He has entered trade competitions which has generated lots of free advertising which have led to his business attracting the wedding and corporate gift market. 2. Tired of attending the local Job Centre with no success in his search for work, Tom was inspired to set up on his own following a visit to his doctor, who commented upon the poor service he was receiving from the supplier of inks and toners. Following several months of research, Tom started his internet business from home selling everything for printers. At the beginning he focused on the medical profession and is now selling to Local Authorities and charities. By the way, this business was set up with NO funding, just a lot of hard work and persistence. 3. Working for 21 years in the motorcycle trade

was all David ever wanted to do, until that is, his boss closed the business with one weeks notice! With a wife and two children to provide for and after nine fruitless months on Job Seekers Allowance, David took the plunge and started out repairing second hand motorcycles and lawn mowers. His business has within its first year of trading attracted a loyal band of customers, so much so, that he has been compelled to , recruit his first member of staff. There is no advertising budget and all his business has come through word of mouth.

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Distemper affects the lungs, nose, eyes, skin, stomach and intestines. Signs include hard cracked foot pads, discharge from the nose and eyes, pneumonia, vomiting and diarrhoea and dehydration. The nervous system can also become affected causing fitting. Distemper is passed via urine, faeces and saliva where droplets of the virus are released into the air and inhaled. It can be fatal if not treated quickly. Hepatitis is spread in the same way as distemper. The virus is spread to the liver via the blood stream where it destroys the cells. The liver becomes large and inflamed. Signs include abdominal pain, vomiting, blood tinged diarrhoea, dehydration and jaundice. It can also affect the kidneys and the eyes. Death can occur within 24 hours, however if they do survive, they can continue to spread the disease for 6-9 months via their urine. Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection which damages the liver, kidneys and blood vessels leading to haemorrhage, jaundice, dehydration, vomiting, severe black diarrhoea and sometimes kidney failure. The liver becomes enlarged causing abdominal pain. It is passed by dog to dog contact via the urine of infected animals as foxes and rats also carry the disease. It can also be passed through cuts and grazes on the feet. Leptospirosis is a fatal and zoonotic disease meaning humans can also catch it. Parvovirus is highly infectious and is spread via dog to dog contact or by infected faeces. The virus can survive in the environment for up to a year. It affects rapidly growing cells so mainly affects the intestines. It can also affect the heart in young puppies. Signs include vomiting, bloody smelly diarrhoea, dehydration and collapse. This disease is often fatal. Para-influenza affects the upper respiratory tract and causes flu like symptoms. Puppies will need a primary vaccination at either six or eight weeks of age and then a second vaccination is carried out at 10 weeks. In some inner city areas where parvovirus is prevalent or in certain breeds, the vet may suggest having a third vaccination to help increase immunity. The vaccine contains a weak dose of the disease which stimulates the body to make antibodies. When the second dose is given the body recognises the disease and creates enough antibodies to fight it. Although each brand of vaccine varies it is thought that the antibodies have reached a high enough level to offer protection one week after the second vaccination. At this point your vet will suggest it is OK to take your

by Celia Carr RVN Station House Vets

dog outside. The primary vaccination course will offer protection for a year after which a booster will be required. The vaccine provides protection against Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, Distemper, Hepatitis and Parainfluenza. Boosters will need to be carried out every year for the duration of the dogs life although some parts of the vaccine may last longer than a year so depending on what brand of vaccine your vet uses they may offer a part booster rather than a full booster. If a dog is overdue its annual booster by more than a couple of weeks the primary course will need to be started again. This is more expensive than just continuing with boosters. You may also choose to vaccinate your dog for kennel cough which is inhaled up the nose. There are many different strains so dogs that have been vaccinated against kennel cough may still become infected. Most kennels insist on it being done so if you plan to travel without your dog it is worth checking with your boarding kennels well in advance what their policy is. It is also worth checking with your local vet which vaccines they use as some practices will not vaccinate against kennel cough at the same time as the booster and also most kennels require that the kennel cough has been given 2 weeks prior to arriving at the kennels.

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COMMUNITY

Royal flavour for Malton Choir birthday concert Covent Garden mezzo-soprano Kate McCarney adds a royal flavour to the annual concert of Malton District Male Voice Choir in a few weeks time when she reprises a performance that thrilled local fans in 2009.

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he Royal Opera singer will be the guest soloist at the choir’s Jubilee Annual Concert on Saturday May 12th in the Malton Milton Rooms. The latest concert marks not only the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee but also the popular local choir’s fifth birthday. Kate McCarney, who appears by kind permission of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, last sang in Malton in October 2009 to mark the choir’s second birthday. She delighted a big local audiRoyal Opera’s Kate McCarney ence then with a programme which included the sings again in Malton popular arias Softly Awakes my Heart from Samson were reported under discussion involving not only & Delilah, and Habanera from Carmen, in which she the choir but also its guest soloist and the audience. tossed red roses into the audience. The Jubilee Annual Concert is under the baton Choir Chairman Tom Todd said “Kate enthralled of the choir’s current Musical Director Chris Gulley. everyone in 2009 and I have no doubt she will be At the piano will be Vivien Wilcock and Fred Dennis. just as memorable this time. It’s not every day you The concert starts at 7.30 pm and tickets, at £8.00, get to hear a classical singer of such quality in our are available from Hoppers the Stationers in Malton town and I hope her latest visit will attract the big Market Place Tel: 01653-692014 or from choir audience it deserves”. members. Belfast-born Kate McCarney studied at the Royal Further information: Secretary David Ackroyd on Northern College of Music and the National Opera 01944-758693 or Chairman Tom Todd on 01653Studio. As well as singing with Royal Opera she has 692362. taken principal roles with the New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, the Opera Theatre Company and at the Wexford Festival. She has also sung in concert in Britain and Holland, Spain, France and Mexico. Kate will be joined in duet at the Malton concert by bass-baritone Chris Thornton-Holmes, the choir’s former Musical Director and cofounder. Chris sang for many years with La Scala Milan and also with Glyndebourne and Royal Opera. He now lives and teaches locally. The programme for the May 12th concert had not been finalised when The Handy Mag went to press, but Malton District Male Voice Choir –five years old this year special Jubilee celebration numbers

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Mini Coupe Road Test

The Mini brand is expanding yet again – this time into the niche Coupe market. James Baggott finds out more. WHAT IT IS?

Yet another Mini that’s been tweaked to keep the brand’s sales moving upwards. Sales for the maker are up 14 per cent year on year in a market down five per cent and the Coupe aims to add around 3,000 a year to that total. Classed as a ‘halo’ model, it’s not expected to be a volume seller, but a rival to the likes of the VW Scirocco and Audi TT. It has a lower roof, boot spoiler and only two seats.

WHAT’S UNDER THE BONNET?

There are diesel and petrol options. As it’s the halo model, Mini won’t be offering One versions, only Cooper, Cooper S, SD, and John Cooper Works versions. We tried the SD and John Cooper Works. The latter is the range-topper offering 149mph top speed, 0-60mph in 6.2 seconds and 39.8mpg. The

diesel is a bit clattery but great to drive. It returns 65.7mpg, hits 134mph and passes 60mph in 7.7s.

WHAT’S THE SPEC LIKE?

High. Standard equipment includes DAB radio, aircon, parking sensors, alloy wheels and sport stripes. But as with all Minis, it’s the personalisation – both via factory order and dealer- fitted accessories – which are plentiful. The famous TLC servicing pack is available for £249 and some 98 per cent of buyers are expected to take it up. We’d like to know who the two per cent are that don’t…

WHAT’S IT LIKE TO DRIVE?

Enjoyable, but for taller drivers, extremely uncomfortable. The low roofline means you have to constantly crick your neck and the seats sent our legs to sleep within 10 minutes. It handles much like the hatch and in the dry is extremely chuckable, but in the wet it suffered with understeer. But none of that will stop fashion-hungry buyers snapping them up.

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Preparing to bat at Westow

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long walk into the village for a cup of tea and a trip to the loo is more than an inconvenience when you’re trying to enjoy a cricket match as a player or spectator.

So Westow Cricket Club is working hard on a project to build a community sports pavilion for the village to enjoy. In addition to supporting cricket matches, the vision for the pavilion is that it will provide children’s sports such as five-aside football, hockey and other sports, as well as being a base for cyclists and walkers – complete with showers, a team room and car parking, not currently available at the pitch. The community has been working on the project in stages. Stage One was to fund the planning permission, architect’s plans and building of the foundation. Now complete, the community is now working to fundraise for Stage Two – getting the actual pavilion built. Stage Three will comprise the building’s fixtures and fittings. Stage Two, estimated to cost £109,000, is £75,000 of the way there, thanks to grants from Ryedale District Council, Co-operative Community Grants and Sport England’s Inspired Facilities scheme. A busy programme of community fundraising has been planned, which offers a great chance to socialise and meet neighbours as well as help fund the new facility. Events include a spring fair, art exhibition and a village garage sale, when everyone in the village is encouraged to set up a table in their garden or garage with items for sale. Or 52 • info@thehandymag.co.uk

Increasing the size of the ground - Cricket club members and volunteers do all the fencing work.

The old building you could join the Walkabout Dinner, when every course is served in a different home! The monthly village fair, which takes place on the third Saturday of every month, from 10.30am to 1pm, is evolving into something resembling a miniature farmers’ market. As well as stalls selling second-hand books, cakes, tea and coffee, there are also local producers of bread, sausages and fruit and veg. Club Secretary Julie Price said: “It’s going to be such an improvement to have a decent pavilion there, and we’re planning to make it a decent facility

for the whole village. The Pavilion will be a nice place just to go and sit even when there are no events going on.” There’s plenty of news about Westow Cricket Club and their building project online at www. communigate.co.uk/york/ westowcricketclub. For information about the fundraising events, follow the ‘Fundraising’ link. Alternatively, you can follow them on Facebook, just search for ‘Westow Cricket Club’. For more information or if you would like to help, call Julie Price on 01653 618214 or email to julie@pricewelford.freeserve. co.uk

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MAY 2012 • ISSUE 77 AGE CONCERN RYEDALE

Information and advice for local pensioners. In the past year Age Concern Scarborough & District has helped local pensioners to claim £1.4million in benefits via a dedicated helpline service which can be reached on: 0845 603 0493

AISLABY and MIDDLETON VILLAGE HALL

COMMUNITY The aim of the group is to befriend the residents of its six households in Malton and Norton by providing outings, six summer evenings of games, talks and slide shows, as well as presents at Christmas. We meet 3 times a year to organise fundraising activities, and welcome new members to our meetings. Contact Maureen on 01944 758448 for further information

GREEN DRINKS

Ideal venue for meetings, clubs, dance classes, keep fit classes etc. Charity events welcome at reduced rates. Disabelled access/toilet. Two halls and smaller meeting room available for hire at reasonable rates. Kitchen facilities available f.o.c. with hire of main hall. Easy access on A170. For booking enquiries please contact Paul Webster 01751 475825

An informal get-together of people interested in the future of mankind and the planet. 8pm on the 5th of every month at Suddabys Crown Hotel, Wheelgate, Malton. Everyone welcome. For further information please contact 01653 696748.

ANGELINA BALLERINA DANCE ACADEMY

Home-Start Ryedale support families with children under the age of 5. Please contact us on 01653 693551.

Unique, one of a kind dance classes for 3-6yr olds. Enter into the magical world of Angelina Mouseling and bring her beautiful, engaging stories to life through music,dance, mime and play, based on Hit Entertainment’s Angelina story books and TV character. To register for these fabulous classes go to www.angelinaballerinadance.co.uk,and look for ‘classes in your area’, where you will find us and all available classes.

BARTON LE WILLOWS VILLAGE HALL

Coffee afternoon and book exchange 2nd and 4th Friday of every month 2-3pm, 50p. If you are looking for a clean tidy hall for birthday parties, meeting, etc. this village hall is available for bookings. Easy parking, functional kitchen. spacious. £6.00 per hour. For more details contact Jayne Carr 01653 618255

BORDER COLLIE RESCUE

Voluntary Registered Charity 1128983 (UK) & SC040796 (Scotland) We run an Assessment and Rehabilitation centre in Ryedale, not far from Stamford Bridge, to rescue and re-home Border Collies and Sheepdogs. For information, visit our website at - www.bordercollierescue.org for details of local events where we have a stall and information about Open Days and Coffee Mornings visit - www.bordercollierescue.org/events If you can volunteer to help at the centre, offer a home to a Border Collie as a pet or sheepdog or want further information, phone us on 0845 6044941 - 2pm to 5pm weekdays.

CANCER INFORMATION AND SUPPORT SERVICE

Cancer? We can help…Drop in sessions held at Norton Trinity Methodist Church, Commercial Street Norton ,YO17 9ES. Meet 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month 10.30 -12.30 And Pickering Library and information Centre, The Ropery, Pickering, YO18 8DY. Meet 3rd Tuesday of each month 10.30 till 12.30 no session in August 2012 Tel: 01723 356060

CARD CRAFT GROUP

We meet every other Thursday from 2-4pm at Rainbow Lane Community Centre Malton to discuss and demonstrate card making techniques. All materials are provided. Tea & Coffee 50p. For more details email jp.overfield@btinternet.com

CELL GROUPS

Meet on Monday evenings at various venues to share fellowship and to explore the Christian Faith. Our members come from the villages from Malton along The Street to Hovingham. We also meet socially and enjoy walks and meals together. All welcome to join --contact Kate Giles (628739) or Tim and Clare Rowe (628555)

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DERWENT DIGGERS GARDENING CLUB

The Derwent Diggers Gardening Club is a social gardening club based in Malton and Norton, including the surrounding area. Meetings are usually held on the first Monday of each month and are at Trinity Methodist Church in Norton in April and May 2012. Membership: a modest £7 per person per year or £10 for two people living at the same address. Contact 01653 697845

EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD RYEDALE BRANCH

We meet at Wrelton Village Hall on the last Saturday of the month. (Excluding August and December) Meetings start at 10 a.m. with a workshop and at 2 p.m. we have a business meeting and then there is usually a speaker. Coffee and tea are provided but we bring packed lunches. Meetings are open to visitors at a cost of £5. You do not have to be an expert to join us. We welcome people of all abilities. If you are interested please come to see us or contact Janet Coe 01751 473875

FRIENDS OF CATHEDRAL MUSIC

Support our priceless heritage of cathedral music. To find out more or to join please phone your local Representative on 01653 618479. We need your support.

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HOME-START RYEDALE HOPE CENTRAL CAFE

X:Talk Youth Club: Tuesdays 7:30pm – 9pm during term-time for Young People aged 11-16 years –all welcome. Fridays 4pm – 6pm during termtime for Young People aged 11-16 years – all welcome. A free, friendly environment for young people to meet and make new friends. On Tuesdays we have an exciting programme planned which invites you to ‘Chill It,’ ‘Make It’ ‘Mix It’ ‘Play It’ ‘Raise It’ ‘Apply It’ and involves lots of fun, laughter and mess! On Fridays there is access to wi-fi, laptops, Wii machines and lots more! Come and join us! Stepping Stones – Parents and Tots Tuesdays during term-time. Session 1: 10am – 11:30am, Session 2: 12:45pm – 2:15pm Hope Central Café Open 10 – 3:30pm on Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat. Providing quality beverages, food and hospitality to the wider community. Quiz Nights:They are incredibly popular and teams book up quickly. There are four people per team, each team costs £10 and includes a delicious meal and excellent prizes for the winning team.

HOPE DEBT ADVICE

By appointment only with our fully trained advisers. Call our dedicated, confidential 24 hour phoneline on 01653 692616.

KIRKBYMOORSIDE AND DISTRICT CAMERA CLUB

First and Third Thursday at 7.30 pm. British Legion Club, Shaw Lane, Kirkbymoorside.You are welcome to come along to any meeting where you will find a group of friendly people, of all abilities and experience, with a common interest in photography. For more details see www. kirkbymoorside-camera-club.co.uk

LACEMAKING CLASSES

Lacemaking classes in the Pickering area are held on the third Saturday of each month in Middleton village hall from 10 am to 3 pm. If you are interested in taking up this craft or are already a lacemaker you are very welcome to join us. Details from Irene 01757 288656

LITTLE LAMB WOOL KNITTING GROUP

We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday afternoon of the month starting from about 1pm until the shop closes at 4pm, £2 to cover refreshments. All welcome. Phone 01653 628896 for further details.

KIRKHAM HENRY PERFORMING ARTS

(Community Interest Company) Dance, Singing, Drama, Musical Theatre. Lessons from pre-school to professional. Childrens and Adult classes available. For full details visit www.kirkhamhenry.co.uk or call for a chat 01653 693310

MALTON & DISTRICT CAMERA CLUB

Every other Friday at 7pm at Ryedale Indoor Bowling Club, Norton. Our yearly program is split into two halves Sept to Dec and Jan to July with events and exhibitions taking place through the summer months. We are a friendly club that welcomes anyone with an interest in any aspect of photography whether they are a beginner, an expert, or a newcomer to digital technology and computer manipulation of photo’s. Call 01653 619181 or 01653 628982 for details. www.maltoncameraclub.co.uk

MALTON AND DISTRICT FLOWER CLUB

3rd Tuesday of the month at 2pm. Old Malton Memorial Hall. Flower arranging demonstrations, workshops,talks, outings New members welcome For more information contact the secretary, Maggie Tate-Smith on 01653 698741

MALTON AND NORTON MUSICAL THEATRE (MNMT)

The former Malton & Norton Amateur Operatic Society is open to performers young and old and has staged hundreds of pantos and shows since it was founded in 1949. Call Chairman Gemma Williams on 07828 038495

MALTON COUNTRY QUILTERS

We meet at the Methodist Church Rooms, Saville Street, Malton on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month (excluding January and July). Meetings are from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Out interests are wide ranging including patchwork, quilting, beading and needlecraft. We welcome anyone whatever their ability to come and join us or contact Mary Marlowe on 01653 694445 for more information.

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COMMUNITY causes at many concerts in Ryedale. Meet Fridays 7.45 - 9.30 pm in the Methodist Church, Saville Street, Malton. No previous singing experience is necessary but an ability to sing is! Contact Secretary David Ackroyd on 01944-758693 or Chairman Tom Todd on 01653-692362.

MALTON BRIDGE CLUB

Wednesdays at 7.15pm at Furlongs Avenue Community Centre. Details 01653 693501 or 01653 693553

MALTON CANCER INFORMATION AND SUPPORT SERVICE

Ryedale Community House, Wentworth Street Malton 10.30-12.30 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month. Tel: 01723 356060

MALTON LADIES LUNCHEON CLUB

Meet at the Forest & Vale Hotel for lunch and a speaker once a month. For further details, please call the secretary Cath Taylor on 01653 692601.

MALTON, NORTON AND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL LEAGUE OF FRIENDS

Successfully supporting Malton Hospital since 1977. Always happy to welcome new members. More information from 01653 698183

MALTON WHITE STAR BAND

A friendly non-competition band. Practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.45 pm in the Bandroom in Old Maltongate. Players of all ages and ability welcome. Instruments may be provided. Contact the Bandmaster Mr Cliff Hicks 01653 693599

MARTON & NORMANBY GARDENING CLUB

Meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month in Marton & District Village Hall, Marton at 7.30 pm Varied programme of speakers, and visits; as well as the annual Produce Show in August. Monthly competition for the Cross Cup. Discounts on orders above £10 with six local plant and garden centres.For details of events: 01751 433105

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS LOCAL SUPPORT GROUP

Charity No 1046443. We can help you to access information, support and you can talk to fellow sufferers. You are not alone if you need any help pr advice just get in touch. Newly diagnosed? Not a member? Call Ron Middlemass Chairman for more information on 01904 679939 or 07715 943406 or e-mail ron.middlemass@o2.co.uk

NATIONAL TRUST - RYEDALE CENTRE

Meet every month at the Kirkby Misperton Village Hall, presents lectures of common interest. Also organises fund raising events to aid projects for the National Trust in the Ryedale Area. Open to all. New members welcome. Contact Janet Bailey 01653 693638 for fuller details, see also www. nationaltrust.org.uk/ryedalecentre.

NEXT STEPS

Ryedale’s resource centre run for and by people with mental health problems. The Centre aims to provide a friendly, informal atmosphere in which people with a wide range of mental health difficulties , and their carers, can meet together. Tel: 01653 690854

PICKERING IN BLOOM

The group fosters interest in the appearance of the public areas of the town by tending planters and gardens. Members get together at 7.30 in the evening on every second Tuesday of the month at Bar 4, Market Place, Pickering. New members would be most welcome and can either attend one of the meetings or contact Eileen Blakeley on 01751 477799

PICKERING MUSICAL SOCIETY

If you are interested in joining the society - in any capacity - we welcome anyone aged from 8 upwards! For more details about what we do and how you could become involved, please ring Linda Tester Publicity Manager on 01751 471553 or visit our website at www.communigate.co.uk/ryedale/ pms or email pickeringmusical society@hotmail.co.uk

PICKERING SCRABBLE CLUB

Meet every Thursday at 2pm at Crossways Hotel in Pickering. Why not join us. For more details, please contact Wendy Hutchinson 01751 475412

PICKERING WORKING MEN’S CLUB

Southgate, Pickering YO18 8BL tel: 01751 473534 Every Mon Quiz from 9.15pm, Every Thu Bingo from 7pm, Every Sun Bingo from 7pm, Every Sat live entertainment from 9.30pm. (See events section for details)

RELATE

We offer a confidential counselling service for couples and individuals who need help with their relationships, regardless of marital status or sexual orientation. We also offer family therapy, a ‘time to talk’ young person’s service, and sex therapy. To register please call 0800 980 5907. Allatt House, 5 West Parade Road, Scarborough YO12 5ED

RILLINGTON VILLAGE HALL

Rillington Village Hall is available to hire for parties, meetings, etc. A choice of two rooms or the whole hall, with kitchen/cloakroom facilities. Please phone Richard Denton, 01944 758136 or mrdenton@btinternet.com

ROSEDALE HISTORY SOCIETY

Our informal Tea, Chat & History meetings are held on the first Sunday of every month, 2-4.00p.m. at Updale Reading Room, Rosedale. Large research archive, internet access and an excellent opportunity to find out about your family and local history. Tea and home-made cakes are available. See our web pages at http://rosedale.ryedaleconnect.org.uk email rosedalehistory@hotmail.co.uk Tel. Secretary 01751 417071

RYEDALE AND DISTRICT MENCAP

Activities during term times: Monday Club meets afternoons for crafts, leisure activities, outings, etc. Thursday mornings: Yoga, on mats and in wheelchairs. Monthly on Friday evenings, Discos. Any adults interested should contact Pat Anderson on 01751 472 172.

RYEDALE BRANCH OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION

NOMADS PRODUCTIONS

Meets every first Wednesday at the Old Lodge Hotel, Malton, from 3 -4.30pm for a social meeting when there is usually a guest speaker. The branch also usually meets on the third Wednesday of the month at a local restaurant for a lunch. Membership is open to all people with a regard for the RAF plus serving and ex-serving members of the RAF and WRAF. The Association works towards helping serving and ex-serving members of the RAF, together with their dependants, in time of need. For further information please contact our Secretary, John Paul, on 01751 431793

PARKINSON’S DISEASE SOCIETY

We need volunteers of all ages and varied experiences to sit with older people to enable their partnet or family carer to have a little time off. If you have an hour to spare each week or fortnight, we would like to hear from you. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please call Claire Hall, Annette Major or Vicky Taylor on: Tel: 01751 432288 Ryedale Carers Support, The Old School, Tinley Garth, Kirby Moorside, York, YO62 6AR email: chgh@ryedalecarerssupport.fsnet.co.uk www.ryedalecarerssupport. fsnet.co.uk Reg Charity No 1076716

A long-established local drama society. Performing at least one major production each year usually in May or June, and occasionally doing charity events. Other activities include theatre visits, social evenings and an annual Christmas / Dinner Dance. We usually meet twice a week in Norton during our rehearsal period. New members who are interested in any aspect of theatre are always welcome, or anyone just with an inkling to try something new. Please contact Pat Davis 01653 690350 or visit our website www.nomads-productions.co.uk Ryedale Support Group. Meets at Community House, Wentworth Street Car Park, Malton Second Thursday in each month. 2.15-4pm. Call 01653 694251 for details

PICKERING ACOUSTIC MUSIC

Pickering Acoustic Music welcomes singers, musicians and listeners who would like to play and/or listen to folk, blues, jazz, classical or any kind of acoustic music. Wed 14th Jan and fortnightly Weds from then. 8pm-11pm. Occasional guest nights with invited artists. Upstairs at The Bay Horse, Market Place, Pickering. All welcome (and it’s free!) For further information contact David on 01751 474696 or Alison on 01751 472827

PICKERING & DISTRICT FLOWER GROUP

Meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the WRVS Hungate Centre. Come and join us for flower arranging demonstrations, workshops, practice classes and outings. We are just a small friendly group and would welcome new members or come as a guest. For more information, please call Val Weighell on 01751 472902

PICKERING & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Interested in joining the Society or information about shows, talks, social events, Love your garden be it vegetables or flowers - Enjoy it more learn more and have fun. Contact Sue Hine - Secretary 01751-477828

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RYEDALE CHORAL

Rehearsals are in Pickering Methodist Church Rooms, Potter Hill on Fridays 7.30-9.30, from September with a summer break. There are two different concert programmes in autumn and spring and sometimes a Christmas concert of carols and readings, performed at different venues around Ryedale. New members are always made welcome, whatever their experience. Contact Grahame Walker (01723 850640) or Jim Dye (01751 431945) for further details

RYEDALE CROQUET

Ryedale Sports Club, Thornton Road, Pickering. Play Short Lawn Croquet, Mixed Association and Golf Croquet April to end of September. Mondays and Tuesdays 2-5pm and Wednesdays 2-8pm. Tel: 01653 694595 for more details

RYEDALE DOG RESCUE

Reg Charity no 1117972 We are local volunteers in the Ryedale, Scarborough and York area and re-home all types of dog wherever possible. We pay kennel fees and have foster homes to help long or short-

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term needs. For details of our work, fund-raising events, to adopt a dog or simply make a donation please contact 07581 324153 or see our website www.ryedaledogrescue.com

gardening, walking and painting etc. Anyone interested should contact the membership secretary Anne Hebblethwaite on 01653 696211

RYEDALE FAMILY HISTORY GROUP

A registered charity working across Ryedale providing voluntary and community support. We exist to help the many varied voluntary and community groups in Ryedale. These include charities, self help groups, and any group which is led by volunteers or by the community. We provide a number of services including: information, representation, governance and charity law advice, funding advice, financial services, volunteer brokerage service and training. Tel: 01653 600120, email: post@rva-cvs.org. uk, or visit www.ryedaleva.org.uk for more information.

The Ryedale Family History Group holds monthly meetings at various locations in Ryedale on the third Wednesday of every month. Details are to be found on the website at www.ryedalefamilyhistory.org. The Research Room at Hovingham Hall is open every Thursday from 10am to 3pm for family history research with expert help. Open by arrangement by contacting Janice Wood on 01653 628952

RYEDALE FILM SOCIETY

Films take place at Friends Meeting House, 19 Castlegate, Pickering at 7.30pm. Season tickets (for 12 films) £30. Half season (for 6 films) £18. Guest tickets £4.00. For a full programme, please contact Alison Lawson 01751 472827 or Frank Rock 01751 477 484.

RYEDALE FORUM 50+

The forum is open to all residents aged 50 and over, and membership is free. A varied programme of events is arranged, including talks about issues particular to the over 50’s, outings to a variety of places, concerts and theatre, and coffee mornings. Transport to enable people to attend many events is often organised. To find out more about the Ryedale Forum 50+, please contact Judith Denniss - Membership 01653 697077 or Anna Salkeld - Hon. Sec 01944 759123

RYEDALE FRIENDSHIP GROUP

We meet on the second Monday evening of each month at the Memorial Hall in Pickering. A social group for retired or over 50’s local people There is a mixture of social activities, speakers, lunches at local venues, short strolls, theatre visits, holidays and more. Please contact Peter Ashton (01751 473715) or Sue Hall (01751 474181)for more information.

RYEDALE MEN TOGETHER

We are a small informal group of about 15 men who meet for a chat and a meal each month at the Market Place Restaurant Malton. After dinner our visiting speaker kicks off a discussion on a theme that he is passionate about and has experienced. New members are very welcome, contact eddie.james@cvmen.org.uk or phone 01944 758807

RYEDALE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS BRANCH

Ryedale Branch Multiple Sclerosis members come from all parts of the Ryedale area. We are people affected by MS, families, friends, carers, who enjoy social outings, shopping trips, therapy sessions and fun with fundraising. We have a Support Officer who can offer information, advice and support. There is a members’ monthly newsletter and an annual lunch for everyone. Our Charity Shop on Smiddy Hill in Pickering holds information, or for more details contact our Support Officer, Mrs Lindsay Ward on 01653 695310. New members and volunteers are always welcome.

RYEDALE SCOTTISH DANCE GROUP

RYEDALE VOLUNTARY ACTION (RVA)

RYEDALE WALKING GROUP

The group is affiliated to the Ramblers Association. We walk as a group all year at weekends - locally and throughout Yorkshire. We meet at Pickering swimming pool on Saturday or Sunday mornings. Most of our weekend walks are 5-12 miles in length. In addition, during the summer months we have evening walks. Full details are in the programme on our website at www.ryedalewalkinggroup.btck.co.uk. Members receive 10% discount from three local walking shops. For more information about the group please ring 01751 476380

SAMARITANS OF SCARBOROUGH

Confidential emotional support to anyone in distress or despair or at risk and self harm or suicide. www.samaritans.org.uk tel 08457 90 90 90. We are always available for phone calls and visitors 8.00am - 10.00pm. Samaritan House, 40 Trafalgar Street West, Scarborough. Tel: 01723 368888

SAND HUTTON AND CLAXTON VILLAGE HALL

The ideal venue to hire for parties, meetings, celebrations etc. Large bright hall, Meeting Room, Excellent kitchen facilities and cloakrooms. For more details please phone 0770 4353186 for competitive rates of hire.

SCARBOROUGH AND RYEDALE CARERS RESOURCE

For information about where carers can find help and support. 01723 850155

SIGHT SUPPORT RYEDALE

Do you know someone who is experiencing sight problems, and is finding daily life difficult? We aim to help by providing activities and support for blind and sight impaired people. We offer fortnightly social meetings in both Malton and Pickering, excursions, an annual holiday, information and support, walking group, Yoga group, book group, computer training, and loan or supply of aids and equipment. All our activities are specially-tailored for those who are sight impaired, and fully supported by our volunteers. We also provide door-to-door transport. Many of our members are registered either blind or partially sighted, but you needn’t be registered to join us. Our office number is 01653 698860, or email sightsupportryedale@btconnect.com. www.sightsupportryedale.org

SINNINGTON PEOPLE’S GUILD

This friendly group meets every Wednesday evening in the parish hall, Hallgarth, Pickering from 7.30 – 9.30pm. Cost £1.50 which includes a drink and a biscuit. You don’t need any special equipment, level of fitness or even a partner. Beginners especially welcome to come along for an evening of exercise and laughter. For further details, please contact Sheila Barnes on 01751 473924

Meet on Tuesdays at 7.15pm from October to March in the Methodist Schoolroom at Sinnington. A friendly ecumenical mixed group of men and women. There is a varied programme of musical evenings and speakers. Everyone is assured of a warm welcome and each hour long meeting concludes with a cup of tea and refreshments!

RYEDALE SPECIAL FAMILIES

We are a friendly, community choir of approx: 40 voices aged 13 to 70 which rehearses weekly throughout term time in Stamford Bridge School. We are available for Concerts, Church Services and Weddings. To hire us or to join the choir please email: info@stamfordbridgesingers.co.uk Further details on our website: www.stamfordbridgesingers.btck.co.uk We look forward to hearing from you.

Supporting families of children with disabilities and special need. Ryedale Special Families is an independent charity founded in the early 1990s by a group of parents of disabled children. Our objectives are the relief of children and young adults with disabilities and special needs, their families and/or carers, in particular, but not exclusively, by the provision of information, advice and support service. 121 Town Street, Old Malton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7HD. Tel: 01653 699 000

RYEDALE TALKING MAGAZINE

Ryedale Talking Magazine is a small local charity, based in Pickering and founded in 1981, which provides a free monthly magazine recorded on tape and CD for those Ryedale residents who are blind, partially sighted or otherwise visually impaired. It is sent out by Freepost through the Royal Mail. The main aim of our magazine is to provide interest and entertainment and the items are individually chosen and recorded by a team of very dedicated volunteers. Do you know of anyone who might like to receive the magazine? We can arrange for an issue to be sent out on a trial basis. We are also looking for new volunteer readers. For further information please contact Val on 01751 476499.

RYEDALE U3A

U3As (Universities of the Third Age) are charitable, self funded, democratic organistaions which provide all types of educational, creative and leisure activities for older people at minimal cost, by making use of the knowledge, skills and experience of their members. The members voluntarily run the groups. Ryedale U3A currently has around 400 members and, as well as a regular monthly speaker meeting at Kirbymisperton Village Hall on a wide range of subjects, there are over 20 groups in such subjects as local and family history, music appreciation,

STAMFORD BRIDGE SINGERS

STAPE SILVER BAND

Pickering. Practice Tuesdays and Thursdays. Constantly recruiting new and old members wanting to return. Offer individual tuition on Monday evenings. For more information contact the Band Master Mr Mike Breckon 01751 472224

SWINTON EXCELSIOR BRASS BAND

People of all ages and abilities welcome - Practice Nights Monday and Wednesday 7.30 to 9.00pm, Learners Saturday Night 6 to 8pm - Everything is provided, we just ask for your commitment - The Band Room, Middle Street, Swinton. Please contact Tracey Popham 01653 696417 or look at website www.swinton-band.org.uk for more details.

THE CHANTICLEER SINGERS

This is a friendly, Malton-based chamber choir of around thirty voices. We meet on Wednesdays in term-time at St. Leonard’s church rooms, from 7.30 - 9.30 p.m. to rehearse, and sing 4 - 6 concerts in the local area and beyond each year, featuring a wide-ranging repertoire. A vacancy occasionally arises, and the Musical Director is happy to audition people with good singing experience and some sight-reading ability. For further details, please contact the Musical Director on 01904 706437

THE VALE OF PICKERING ART CLUB

Beginners and interested non-painters welcome! Meetings are held in the

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COMMUNITY Memorial Hall on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 7-9pm. During the year these include 8 Demonstrations by professional artists, the Annual Painting Challenge, a practical evening and the AGM. Annual membership of £15 gives free entry to these and the right to show work at the prestigious and highly successful Annual Exhibition in September. We also organize two one day workshops and four outdoor painting days per year and Monday evening practical sessions.. Membership Secretary: Renee Clark 01751 431834

THE VALE OF PICKERING PROBUS CLUB

The Club always welcomes new members who are retired or semi-retired men with a professional or business background. We meet the second Tuesday of the month in the Forest & Vale Hotel, Pickering for lunch and a visiting speaker. Our speakers cover a wide range of topics. Occasional visits are also arranged. For more information please contact the secretary, David Billett on 01751 472879.

THORNTON LE DALE PLAYERS

The Society has been putting on regular productions in the Village Hall since the early 1940s. We now perform at least one major production each year, usually in November. We also occasionally provide entertainment for other organisations and charities in the village. If you are interested in any aspect of amateur dramatics please contact Mr J Walker 01751 475001 or Mr G Hunt 01751 476283. You will be made very welcome by this happy band of thespians!

THORNTON LE DALE SCRABBLE CLUB

Meets on Tuesday afternoons at 2pm at The Institute in Thornton le Dale. Tel: Wendy Hutchinson on 01751 475412 for more details

WEA PICKERING BRANCH

The branch of the W.E.A organises courses and day schools on a variety of subjects during the daytime and evenings, sometimes including trips out. Contact the programme secretary Rev. David Clark on 01751 476118. Series of talks from September to March on the second Friday of every month at The Friends Meeting House, Castlegate, Pickering. A number of theatre visits are organised, for details please contact Oulton Walker on 01751 477597.

WELBURN VILLAGE HALL

The ideal venue for parties and celebrations, meetings, exhibitions. Large hall and smaller meeting room. More details, please call Sandy Hill 01653 619576 or Yvonne Myers 01653 618610

WRVS

Our volunteers and employees work together to support people in need who might otherwise feel lonely and isolated whether at home , in hospital, or in times of crisis. The Hungate Centre is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. We offer a variety of activities including our Wednesday Social Club. It starts at 2pm and we host various different activities at this event. All are very welcome to come and join. It is free to join and just £2 per session which includes refreshments.

PLAYGROUPS BARTON LE WILLOWS PLAY GROUP

Friday mornings mother and toddlers meet 9.30-11.30am, birth-school age, £2.00 per child. Qualified staff.Lots of interesting activities to enjoy. For more details contact Catherine Bell 01653 619304

BROOKLYN PRE-SCHOOL PLAYGROUP LIMITED

Large indoor and outdoor learning environment. Early Years qualified staff. Good Ofsted report (May 2010) Value for money fees and free Early years Funding for 3 and 4 year olds. Brooklyn Preschool Playgroup is registered for children aged 2 years to 4 years 11 months. For more details contact us on 07792369468 during session or on 01653 696603.

CHATTERBOX PLAYGROUP

Friendly Qualified Staff, Places for 2 year olds to school age children. Safe outside play area. Ofsted registered. Funding for 3 & 4 year olds. Opening Times Mon - Fri 9.05 - 12.05 Lunch Club twice a week. Village Hall, Barker’s Lane, Snainton, Contact Janet on 0776 5557020

FIRESTATION PRESCHOOL

A community run playgroup in safe comfortable surroundings. Wide variety of activities. Members of the Pre-school Learning Alliance. Sheepfoot Hill, Castlegate, Malton Tel: 01653 694768

LITTLE STARS STAY AND PLAY GROUP Held every Wednesday morning in term time and most school holidays from 10-11.30am in the back room at Thornton Dale Village Hall, Sessions include free play with a good variety of toys, a messy play activity and a drink and snack for all. Open to mums with bumps and babies and children aged 0 - 5 years and their parents and carers. Sessions cost: Bumps and babies up to 6 months are free, 6 months to a year are £1.50 per child and 1 year + are £2.50 per child. For more information contact us on (01751) 474963 or donnafirth2004@yahoo.co.uk. MUMS AND TOTS 56 • info@thehandymag.co.uk

Trinity Chapel, Norton. Meets every Wednesday in termtime. 9.15am 11.15am. Open to all Mums and tots in the area. Call Carole Elliott on 01653 694891 for more details

PICKERING PRE-SCHOOL PLAYGROUP (HALLGARTH)

We provide a wide range of activities. Friendly qualified staff. Ofsted registered. Members of PLA. Teddy Bear club is on a Wednesday morning from birth onwards. Intro session is on a Tuesday morning from 18 months to playgroup entry. Playgroup sessions from approximately 2 ½ years to school age. Telephone number 07910147095 Parish Hall, Hallgarth, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AW Registered Charity Number 1038039

POTTER HILL PLAYGROUP

. Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri. 9am - 11.30 am. For children from 2 years to school age. £7.00 per session for non funded children. Fu nding available, please ask for details. Rear of Methodist Chapel. Contact: 01751 472015 or 07837 306460 Wednesdays - Potter Hill Tiny Tots & Tiny Tots plus. From birth. 9.30am - 11am. £1.50 for babies. £2.50 for children over 14 months. £4 for 2 children. Rear of Methodist Chapel. Contact: 01751 472015 or 07837306460. Reg. Charity No. 1025256

RILLINGTON PLAYGROUP

Rillington Village Hall.. Opening times Monday - Wednesday 9.00am till 12.00 noon. Thursday - Friday 9am-12pm lunchclub 12.00-12.30 afternoon 12.30-3.00pm. Term-time only. Pre-School Sessional Care - 2yrs to School Age. Highly qualified Staff with Early Years Professional status. (EYPS equivalent to Teaching status). We are registered with Ofsted.. Toddler Group Wednesday & Friday 9.15-11.15 £1 a session pay as you go. Playgroup mobile Tel; 07704289080 session time

SINNINGTON PRESCHOOL

Sessions are; Toddler group- Tuesday 10am - 11.30am, Pre -School - Mon 9.10-11.40am, Wed 9.10-11.40am, Thu 9.10-11.40am, Fri 9.10-11.40am. For more information contact Kerry or Suzanne on 07799727656.

SWINTON PLAYGROUP

Why not come and join us in a happy, friendly, safe environment. The staff are fully trained, we are OFSTED inspected and funded places are available. We are open during term time on Monday and Thursday from 9 to 12 and on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 to 3. Children from 2.5 years to school age are welcome to attend any session, those who are 2 but not yet 2.5 can come on a Thursday. Please phone us on 01653 695020 or 07879 834975. The Reading Rooms, Main Street, Swinton - just two miles out of Malton.

TERRINGTON PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUP

A happy caring environment, qualified staff, OFSTED inspected. For children 2 years old to school age. Serving Terrington, Malton and surrounding villages. The Pre School runs on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 12:30. Contact Amanda Welch 01653 619870 or Jenny Smith 01653 628683 for more details.

THORNTON DALE PRE SCHOOL

Offering places for children from 2 years old to school age. Ofsted registered. Friendly qualified staff. Situated within Thornton Dale School with a secure outdoor play area. We run sessions Mon-Fri from 9am11.30am with lunch club on Mon, Thu and Fri and also FULL DAY CARE from 9am-3pm Mon,Thu and Fri. Contact Tracey Toes on 07887663996 for further details.

TOTS PLAY & PRAISE

Saville Street Methodist Church, Malton. Every Thursday in term time. 10am - 11.30am Play and praise for pre-school children. £1 per family

WELBURN TEA AND TOTS meet in Welburn Village Hall every Tuesday morning 10am – 11.30am. Open to babies/toddlers/under primary school age with parent/grandparent/carer (must stay with child throughout the whole session) Only £2 per family per session, includes refreshments, lots of activities and lovely toys to play with in a laid back and friendly atmosphere.

SPORTS CLUBS

Amotherby & Swinton Football Club Matty Hood ycfcmatty@

hotmail.co.uk Tel: 07530028986 www.amotherbyandswintonfc.co.uk Amotherby Table Tennis Club Andy Seed Tel 01653 696704 andy@ cannybooks.com Badmington Club Sandburn Hall, Flaxton. Fridays 2 - 3.30pm All ages welcome. tel: Stephen Marshall 01904 490440 for more details Brooklyn Junior Football Club Mr C Lloyd Tel: 01653 693682 info@ brooklynjfc.co.uk www.brooklynjfc.co.uk. Derwent Swimming Pool 01653 693407 GKR Karate Club Richard Flynn Tel: 07956 251580 Heslerton Bowling Club Mr J Pease Tel: 01944 738632 Heslerton Cricket Club Mr Nutt Tel: 01723 859616 www.nutt@ farmline.com. Heslerton Football Club Mr Driver Tel: 01653 693598 driver_

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Heslerton Junior football Club Tracy Armstrong Tel: 01944 768387

tracyarmstrong@aol.com www.heslerton-sport.co.uk Malton and Old Malton Cricket Club Mrs Hudson Tel: 01653 692223 john.hudson37@ntlworld.com. Malton Outdoor Bowls Club Mr Smith Maltonbowlsclub@btinternet. com www.maltonbowlsclub.co.uk/ Malton Wheelers Road Club Matthew Enticknap Tel: 01653 694571. E-Mail: maltonwheelersrc@tiscali.co.uk. Web: www.maltonwheelersrc.co.uk Marton Short Mat Bowls Club Mrs Jean Bell 01751 472137 Newitts.com Beckett Football League Mr K.W. Sales 01751 473348

Norton United Football Club Mr Johnson Tel: 01653 693241 Old Malton & St Marys Football Club Mr Wilson Tel: 01653 692193 oldmaltonstmarysfc@yahoo.co.uk. www.oldmaltonstmarysfc.com Pickering Athletics club Sue Lawal 01751 472877 www. pickeringathletics.co.uk Pickering Bowling Club Geoff Lloyd Tel: 01751 472566 glloyd@ pcxinternet.com Pickering Cricket Club Mr Mansfield Tel: 01751 475442 mansfield_ glaisdale@btinternet.com.

Pickering Town Community Football Club

Senior Section: Mr Keith Usher, Tel: 01944 711448 email: usherso8@ btinternet.com Junior Section: Mr Hood Tel: 01653 697724 www. communigate.co.uk/york/juniorpikes.cfc.

Ryedale Indoor Bowls Club Ms Wright Tel: 01653 600016 Ryedale Leisure Centre 01751 476726 Ryedale Sports Club Thornton Road, Pickering. Tennis - tel: J.

O’Donnell 01751 473101, Croquet - tel: G Timms 01653 694595. Cricket - tel: A Hardy 01751 476924. Table Tennis - tel: J Wardman 01751 477778. Football - tel: S Walker 01751 473390 Ryedale Table Tennis League Contact: Alan Kirkwood Tel 01653 692862 alanandchrisa@aol.com and www.ryedale-table-tennis.org.uk

Scarborough and District Football Association Mr K.W. Sales 01751 473348

Settrington Bowling Club Mr Croser Tel: 01653 692522

maureencroser@yahoo.co.uk. Swinton Sports Centre Contact Derek Cuthbertson on tel: 01653 690807 Thixendale Cricket Club Ms Anstey Tel: 01377 288272 Thornton-Le-Dale Bowling Club Mr Callow Tel: 01751 472748 david@ncallow93.freeserve.co.uk. Thornton-Le-Dale Cricket Club Mr Calvert Tel: 01751 472533 martin@calvert213.wanadoo.co.uk. Thornton-le-Dale Football Club Mr Barnes Tel: 01751 475134 maadi@btinternet.com. United Martial Arts Tony Dyas 07956 612667 unitedmartialarts@ btinternet.com Welham Bowling Club Secretary Mr Pool 01653 699624 Westow Cricket Club Ms Price Tel: 01653 658338 Julie@pricewelford. freeserve.co.uk.

SCOUTS & GUIDES 1ST MALTON SCOUTS

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. Please contact Roger Thomson on 01653 696789 or 07950 558216

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Could you be a First Responder?

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orkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) NHS Trust is looking for community minded locals in the Pickering area to join the volunteer Community First Responder scheme.

An open evening for potential life-saving volunteers is being held in the area at the Wrelton Village Hall at 7pm on Wednesday 23rd May. New recruits are being sought to boost the numbers in existing schemes in Pickering and Kirbymoorside area area. They are trained in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) which delivers a controlled electric shock to restart the heart. First Responders also carry portable oxygen. Neil Marsay, Community Defibrillation Officer for YAS in North Yorkshire, said: “Community First Responders make a valuable contribution to their communities. We know that in many medical emergencies the first few minutes are critical. If effective treatment can be performed within those first minutes, lives can be saved and disability reduced. “Being part of this initiative can be extremely rewarding and I would encourage anyone who may be interested in taking on the role to get in touch.” Full training is given to successful applicants who need to be over 18, physically fit and hold a full driving licence (having never been banned from driving with no more than three penalty points). Yorkshire Ambulance Service will also run Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks on candidates. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Community Responder Scheme can contact Neil Marsay at the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, tel: on 0845 120 3155, email responders@yas.nhs.uk

Contact Angela Kneeshaw 07976 748299

1ST NORTON SCOUTS

Beavers, Cub Scouts, Scout and Explorers. Please contact Mr Ian Appleby on 01653 694900 for more details

1ST VALE OF PICKERING SCOUTS

Beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers. Please contact Ray Bowman on 01751 476918 for more details

RILLINGTON AND DISTRICT SCOUT GROUP

(meeting in Settrington) Cubs and Scouts. Please contact Liz Hinde on 01944 758328

RYEDALE BROWNIES AND GUIDES

Contact Alison Hutchinson (District Commissioner) on tel: 07816 847271

SCOUTING IN RYEDALE

Please contact Mererid Hunt (District Commissioner) on 01653 690992

Community First Responder Scheme

OPeN eveNiNg for potential volunteers

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The Stamford Bridge Singers celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style.

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his summer the Stamford Bridge Singers will be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with two very special events.

RYEDALE

Harmonia Ladies Choir Concerts Saturday 28th April at 7.30pm at Sinnington Village Hall In aid of the Save the Children Fund Suggested donations £5.00 The Pickering branch of the Save the Children fund started almost 35 years ago. We were probably the first in the area to do a Fun Run in 983 and a Duck Derby in 985. Since then we have raised funds with fashion shows,stalls and our very popular annual Celidh.

Saturday 19th May at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Priory, Old Malton In aid of the up keep of the church Tickets £5 on the door The first will be a special Jubilee Commemorative Service to be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 31st May at Old Malton Priory Church. For this very important service, the Singers, conducted by Michael Wiles, will join forces with the Chanticleer Singers, conducted by Jane Sturmheit, to create a wealth of sound in music from the Coronation and from previous Jubilee services, including Handel’s rousing anthem, Zadok the Priest. There will be no charge for this event but arrive in good time as it is expected to be very well attended! The second event takes the form of a Diamond Jubilee Cabaret Evening to be held at 7.30pm on Saturday 14th July in Maclagan Hall, St William’s College, York. This will be an altogether lighter affair with a delicious supper interspersed with entertainment from the Stamford Bridge Singers. The music will include medleys from My Fair Lady and the shows of Andrew Lloyd Webber, as well as well-known patriotic songs such as Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory. This event has been organised by the York Minster Events Team Committee and tickets, price £20, are on sale at York Minster Box Office on 0844 939 0015 or email boxoffice@yorkminster.org. Further details of both events can be found at: www.stamfordbridgesingers.btck.co.uk

Further information about Harmonia, please call Alison Davis on 01653 698561

Sheriff Hutton

Jumblies

We are a group of 18 people who have been raising money for local and national charities and deserving causes for the past 26 years, by holding jumble sales, book sales and coffee mornings. Since we started way back in 1986 we have raised almost £170,000. We hold our events in Sheriff Village Hall. Our total raised last year was over £16,000

Saturday 19th May

JuMble Sale raising money for Malton Citizens Advice Bureau Club 2pm - 4pm The Village Hall, Finkle Street, Sheriff Hutton, YO60 6RA www.thehandymag.co.uk • 01653 658776 • 59


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LOCAL EVENTS 28 APRIL

WEA PICKERING DAY SCHOOL10.00

am to 4.00 pm. The morning will be spent at The Memorial Hall, Mill Suite, Potter Hill, Pickering. The afternoon a guided visit to the Exhibition at Ryedale Folk Museum. Prof. Gordon Bell - Francis Nicholson of Pickering - Water Colour Artist - 1753 to 1844. Fees: £20 plus entry to the Museum £4.

28 APRIL

SATURDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

Pickering Working Mens Club. Darren Knight’, male entertainer. Saturday Nights from 9.30pm

28 APRIL

THE HARMONIA LADIES CONCERT At

Sinnington Village Hall at 7.30pm Suggested donations £5.00 at the door. All proceeds in aid of the Save the Children Fund.

3 MAY

EVENING OF INDIAN DANCE AND MUSIC - MANASAMITRA: JOURNEY TO INDIA This highly successful Yorkshire

based company will be bringing an evening of Indian dance and music to the Memorial Hall, Pickering. Tickets £9.00/ £5.00 (under 16’s only) Tourist Information Centre or TV House, Pickering. Or visit www.ruralarts.org for more information and on line bookings.

4 MAY

CURRY AND QUIZ NIGHT – WESTOW VILLAGE HALL Westow Cricket Club. 7pm

start. Tickets £6 each to play, this includes a curry supper (there will be a vegetarian option). Bring your own alcohol. 40 general knowledge questions, music round and mystery round. Prizes for winning team. Sole quizzers welcome as teams can be made up on the night. Please book your place to assist with food arrangements.

11 - 13 MAY

SPRING STEAM GALA NYMR. Featuring

3 visiting trains, and possibly a mystery loco, demonstration good trains, Grosmont to Goathland local trains and much more.... See website for details www.nymr.co.uk

12-May

SATURDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

Pickering Working Mens Club. 9.30PM - ‘Bravo Duo’, male/female duo

12-May

JUMBLE SALE at Weaverthorpe Village Hall. 1pm - 2.30pm. Jumble can be brought to the hall either on Friday eve 7.30pm - 8.30pm or saturday morning from 11.30. No electrical goods please. Proceeds to be divided between Weaverthorpe Primary School & St Andrews Church Contact Sue 01944 738804 for information

12 - 13 MAY

GEOFFREY THE LION WEEKEND

Castle Howard. Come along and meet our children’s mascot, Geoffrey the Lion and let him introduce you to his new Children’s Trail, Geoffrey’s Grand Tour. Activities included in normal House & Grounds admission price

13 MAY

WESTOW GARAGE SALE Westow Cricket

Club. 11am till 2pm. Houses around Westow will be selling their unwated items in their own garden / garage. Stalls to be made available to people not from Westow. There will be a charge of £5 per table / garage / garden. A map of the village with all the houses taking part will be available plus refreshments at number 5 Kirkham View. To book a table please ring 01653 618214.

13 MAY

RYEDALE AQUARIST SOCIETY OPEN DAY. Ryedale Aquarist Society Open Day will

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be held at Pickering Memorial Hall between 10.00a.m. and 4.00p.m. Fishkeepers with many years experience in aquarium and pond keeping will be available to answer questions from members of the general public on any aspect of the hobby. Talks on fishkeeping in Singapore, 11.00a.m. and 1.00p.m., will be given by Doncaster-based aquarist Mr. Kevin Webb. Mini-Open show. Sales table. Information stands. Fun quiz. Admission is free but the Society ask that you bring along an item of food for the shared lunch table. Phone 472715 for further details.

Pickering Working Mens Club. Ezee Goin’, Four piece 50s, 60s & 70s band.

14 MAY

4 - 7 MAY

SPRING STEAM GALA NYMR. Featuring 3 visiting trains, and possibly a mystery loco, demonstration good trains, Grosmont to Goathland local trains and much more.... See website for details www.nymr.co.uk SATURDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

7 - 8 MAY

YORKSHIRE CRAFT AND PRODUCE

MARKET Castle Howard. 10am until 4pm. Popular market with delicious food and beautiful crafts all sourced or produced in Yorkshire, and in many cases locally to the Castle Howard Estate. Held in the Stable Courtyard every second Tuesday from April until September, with some additional Bank Holiday and Christmas dates included. Admission is free

10 MAY

WORK FROM HOME? Need to get out

more? Come and meet us at The Yard in Malton. The group is free and just costs the price of a drink!

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DERWENT DIGGERS MEETING. 7.30pm in Trinity Methodist Church hall. A talk by Joe Starzewski on ‘Good and Bad Wee Beasties’ Members £2, non-members £3. All welcome. Queries to 01653 697845

14 - 20 May

SUMMER TIME TREATS IN ONE TWELFTH SCALE at LICC (Luxury Ice

HISTORY DAY Beck Isle Museum. Rural Crafts and Hands on History day

18 - 19 MAY

MALTON BLUES AND BOOZE FESTIVAL Open mic Friday 18th 7.30 till

11.30pm Free raffle/donations in aid of the Air Ambulance, all welcome, Saturday 19th 12 till 2.30 pm Blues Hiring Fair, open to all, best act gets a booking for next years Festival, 3pm till 11.30pm in concert SMOKESTACK SUNRISE, DODGY JIM’S BLUES BAND, BIG DAVE ‘T’, HALF DEAF CLATCH, ROGER SUTTCLIFFE, DECLAN & THE DELTA’S THE SHARON COLGAN BAND(TBC) & A BLUES QUIZ at half time, real ale, food, Tickets for Sat 12 till 11.30pm £5 Venue Suddaby’s Garage, Wheelgate, Malton contact 01944 738422

19 MAY

WEA PICKERING TALK. Geology and Building Stones Town Trail - Helmsley 10.00 am at the Committee Room, The North York Moors National Park, The Old Vicarage ,Bondgate, Helmsley, for a briefing lecture. Lunch - local cafes. 1.00 pm - 4. 00 pm on foot around the town. A Reasonable level of fitness is required. Fees. £20

19 MAY

STREET COLLECTION Ryedale & District Mencap. Volunteer collectors are always most welcome. Please contact either Pat Anderson on 01751 472 172 or Eileen Searle on 01653 692 786.

19 MAY

SATURDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

Pickering Working Mens Club. 9.30PM - ‘Chris Kelly’, female vocal entertainer

26-May

WILD OLYMPIANS EXHIBITION Robert Fuller Gallery. ‘Wild Olympians’ runs from May 26th to June 10th at The Robert Fuller Gallery, Fotherdale Farm, Thixendale, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 9LS (01759 368355) www. robertEfuller.com. The gallery will be open daily from 11.30 to 4pm.

26-May

SATURDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

Pickering Working Mens Club. 9.30PM - ‘Dave England Trio’, male 60s covers entertaining trio

26 - 27 MAY

BATTLEGROUP NORTH ‘JUBILEE’

WINGS & WHEELS SHOW Yorkshire Air Museum. A superb family weekend - over 250 historic military vehicles, full wargaming show and Living History displays. Field Gun Salute to mark the Queen’s Jubilee.

May/June

BECK ISLE EVENT Beck Isle Museum. Beck

Isle through time

HELMSLEY ARTS CENTRE

Cream Company) ice cream parlour in York city centre. Yorkshire Miniaturists are putting on a display depicting summery treats, eg. a 1/12th scale version of LICC, and lots of other items on the theme of ice cream, cup cakes, al fresco coffee drinking, etc. They hope to attract local interest and new members, and will be collecting for the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity.

Box office: 01439 771700

17 MAY

Kevin Karney is a member of the British

21ST MAY

A LECTURE BY KEVIN KARNEY : THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE SUNDIAL

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COMMUNITY

What's in your garden? A Neolithic stone?

Alan Walker with the stone

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stone with carvings dating back to the Neolithic period (4,000 to 2,000 BC) has been found in a garden in the Pickering area. The stone, recovered by the Staintondale and Ravenscar Local History Group, had been discovered face-down in a garden that had previously been part of the churchyard next door. Alan Walker, owner of Fersina Windows in Malton and a local enthusiast, says, “The stone was a very exciting find. It had found its way from Ravenscar, via a bronze age burial mound where carvings were added, to being placed as a standing stone in the church grounds. It had previously been discovered by an archeologist in the 19th century and moved to the Pickering area. Part of the churchyard was purchased by a homeowner and there the stone remained.” Restoration and removal of the stone has been funded by the Leader Scheme in conjunction with North Yorkshire Moors National Park to investigate prehistoric artifacts from the Ravenscar area. The stone has been donated by the home owners to Whitby Museum. Sundial Society (an affiliate of the Royal Astronomical Society) This lecture explores the history of dialling from the earliest of times and how the role of the sundial has changed as the needs of society and science have progressed.

BLOOD DONOR SESSIONS 11-MAY

Malton Community Sports Centre 2-4pm and 5-7pm

09-MAY

The Royal British Legion, Kirbymoorside 2-4pm and 5-7pm

04-MAY

Pickering Memorial Hall 2-4pm and 5-7pm

Do you have an event in June or July that you would like to publicise here? Send an email to community@thehandymag.co.uk or call on 01653 658776

STAPE VILLAGE HALL

Available for Meetings, Private Parties, Car Boot/Table Top Sales, Orienteering and Walking Groups, Endurance Mountain Bike Groups. Well equipped kitchen, Toilets, Hall with stage, Parking, Disabled access, WIFI. Seating Capacity: approx 80. Cost: £6 £10 per hour. Secretary: Ellie Grayson T: 01751 476108 graysongates@ hotmail.co.uk

BINGO NIGHT & RAFFLE Saturday 12th May at 7pm Great prizes. All welcome to this fun event

CAR BOOT / TABLE TOP SALE

Sunday 27th May Village Hall Cake stall, Plant stall and refreshments, Craft, Jewellery, Cards, bric a brac. If you would like a stall please call Ellie to book space in advance as limited space is available.

Puzzle Solutions CROSSWORD: Across: 1 Outline, 5 Chart, 8 Evict, 9 Handbag, 10 Advertisement, 11 Casual, 12 Stocky, 15 Refrigerators, 18 Endings, 19 Ideal, 20 Tidal, 21 Linctus. Down: 1 Opera, 2 Thieves, 3 International, 4 Ethnic, 5 Concentration, 6 Amble, 7 Tightly, 11 Correct, 13 Closest, 14 Vessel, 16 Faded, 17 Sells. PICTOGRAMS: 1. Room for one more 2. Town centre 3. In for a penny, in for a pound WORDSEARCH: Hidden phrase: Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. Alfred Hitchcock www.thehandymag.co.uk • 01653 658776 • 61


INDEX ACCOUNTANTS Jones Partnership, The........ 45 Newby Business Accounting. .................................................... 45 AERIALS & AUDIO VISUAL ADI Communications.............8 Aerial Services........................ 11 ART GALLERIES & PICTURE FRAMING Talents Fine Arts.................... 17 ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES & PLANS Pinfold Building Consultancy .................................................... 37 Prospect Design.................... 36 BEAUTY Simply Beautiful.................... 18 BLINDS Low Blind Price...................... 37 BUILDERS Eastgate Building Contractors................................8 GJC Construction & Groundworks......................... 27 HC Engineering Ltd............. 31 Rising Builders....................... 28 Tom Pybus Building & Joinery...................................... 25 CAR VALETING Crystal Clean.......................... 51 CARPET CLEANING Kevin Atkinson Carpet Cleaning................................... 36 Ultraclean................................ 36 CARS & SERVICING BMC Motor Engineers......... 50 Lowfield Garage.................... 51 Pure Car Mechanics............. 50 CINEMA Palace Cinema....................... 22 CLEANING SERVICES Home Fairy, The..................... 31 Ryedale Cleaning Services.37 CLOTHING & EMBROIDERY BigBoolies................................ 22 COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY Awesome Technologies..... 42 Computer FX.......................... 44 Coppins Systems Services.42 Green Computing................ 43 tKnowIT.................................... 43 Underwood Computer Services.................................... 42 62 • info@thehandymag.co.uk

CRAFTS Little Lamb Wool................... 23 DAMP PROOFING Eastgate Damp Proofing.... 10 DENTISTS Howardian Dental Practice.19 DEPARTMENT STORES R Yates and Sons Ltd...............3 DOG GROOMING Nose 2 Tail Grooming.......... 46 Oak Tree Dog Grooming Spa. .................................................... 46 Spotless Dog, The................. 46 DRY CLEANING Norton Dry Cleaning..............8 ELECTRICIANS Haines Electrical.................... 39 HC Engineering Ltd............. 31 Merlin Trading Ltd................ 29 Powerlink Electrical.............. 34 ENTERTAINMENT Disco Culture.......................... 14 ESTATE AGENTS & HOMES Hogg Builders (York) Ltd.......1 FENCING Acklam Fencing..................... 26 Philip Mason Fencing Contractor............................... 27 ARTS FESTIVALS Ryedale Festival..................... 16 FINANCES Moneywise Financial Solutions.................................. 20 Pen Life Chartered Financial Planners................................... 15 FIREPLACES Hovingham Fireplaces...........4 FOOD & DRINK Derventio Wines................... 15 Ham and Cheese Inn........... 12 JASS Brewing Supplies....... 14 FUELS Ryedale Wood Fuels............ 38 FURNITURE & INTERIORS Greens Furniture................... 28 Interiors at Nine to Eleven....5 GARAGE DOORS Fersina Garage Doors.......... 11 Hobman Garage Doors...... 30 GARDENS Economic Landscapes........ 27 Greensleeves Gardening... 26 Howarth Timber.................... 27 Pave-a-way.............................. 29

Rock and Stone York Ltd.... 28 HAIRDRESSERS Graham Paul Mobile Hair Stylist........................................ 23 HEALTH Gaia Holistix............................ 20 Ryedale Physiotherapy Clinic .................................................... 18 Slimming World.................... 20 Stuart Moore Foot Health.. 18 JOINERY Acorn Lofts & Joinery.......... 37 Hewison Joinery......................9 Nigel Anderson Joinery...... 30 Norman Banks Maintenance. .................................................... 30 S Elvidge Joinery......................6 Tom Pybus Building & Joinery...................................... 25 KITCHENS & BEDROOMS Dream Doors Ltd.....................7 Handmade Kitchen Company, The........................ 25 Howarth Timber.................... 27 Instyle Kitchens Ltd................2 Work Top Man...........................8

Oil Boiler Care Plumbing and Heating..................................... 30 OJ Gas Services..................... 38 P Marwood Plumbing & Heating Ltd............................. 30 York Plumbing & Heating.. 10 PLUMBING - GENERAL Paul Chaplow Plumbing & Heating..................................... 25 Plumbing Plus........................ 35 PRINTING Warwick Digital Print........... 40 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Handy Man Hewson............ 30 HC Engineering Ltd............. 31 Robert Horvath Property Maintenance.......................... 31 RENEWABLE ENERGY Green Energy Projects Ltd.10 Michael Magson Ltd............ 37 Peak Power Systems............ 35

MARKETS Hovingham Village Market.15

ROOFING & GUTTERING Christian Baker Roofer........ 31 Malton & Pickering Flat Roof Company................................. 34 Orion Roofline....................... 41 Ryedale Roofline......................8

MOBILITY MV Mobility............................ 22

SCRAP METAL Farrow & Sons........................ 28

OPTICIANS Specsavers Opticians.......... 21

SOFT FURNISHINGS Stitches Interiors......................5

OVEN CLEANING Ultraclean................................ 36

SOLICITORS AND INJURY CLAIMS Black & White Claims........... 18

PAINTERS & DECORATORS Decorators of Distinction.. 38 RM Decorators....................... 25 PETS Guild Wood Trading............. 46 Happy Paws Boarding......... 46 Paws for Louise...................... 46 Station House Vets............... 47 Wagabout................................ 46 PHOTOGRAPHY Alex Yoxall Photography.... 17 PLASTERING Ian Townley Plasterers........ 39 Ian’s Plastering Service....... 29 PLUMBING & HEATING Aquatec Utilities.................... 39 Direct Boiler Company, The.9 Gemma Lonsdale Gas Servicing.................................. 30 Greenley and Ware Plumbing .................................................... 36 GW Plumbing............................7

SURVEYORS Pinfold Building Consultancy .................................................... 37 T-SHIRTS & HOODIES BigBoolies................................ 22 TILES Zenki Tile & Interior.............. 39 TIMBER SUPPLIES Howarth Timber.................... 27 TRAVEL Perrys Travel........................... 23 WEBSITE DESIGN Malton Web Design............. 45 Web Site Made Easy Ltd..... 42 WINDOWS Fersina Windows................... 64 Proline PVCu Ltd................... 32 Window Distribution Ltd......6

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LOCAL USEFUL NUMBERS

Ryedale dog Rescue Could you spare £3 a month to help save the lives of local dogs in need? In these difficult times, lots of small rescue charities and animal shelters are being forced into closing down by lack of funds and support. Please help us to make sure that Ryedale Dog rescue is not one of them by making a small, regular donation towards our ever increasing running costs. Every penny we receive goes directly towards caring for the dogs in our care until we can find them a permenant home. For more details, or a direct debit form, please email rialouiseb@yahoo.co.uk

Molly Molly is a 6 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. She is a very lovely girl and loves to sit on the girl’s knees at the kennels.

Don’t forget to visit out Charity Shop, Yorkersgate, Malton for household items, Bric-a-Brac, Books, Clothes and Doggy Items. Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10am-3pm Dog Fosterers, volunteers & donations always needed. For more details please contact or visit our website. enquiries@ryedaledogrescue.com

T: 07581 324153 Reg Charity No.1117972

MEDICAL

MALTON..........................01653 600069 RILLINGTON.....................01944 758325 SHERBURN......................01944 710226 THORNTON LE DALE.........01751 474202 PICKERING......................01751 471296 NHS Direct............................0845 4647 Malton District Hospital...01653 693041 Scarborough Hospital......01723 368111 York Hospital...................01904 631313 Social Services................ 0845 950 1555 Samaritans.....................08457 909090

PHARMACIES

FJH Wrothwell Ltd...........01751 472550 Pickering Surgery............01751 477555 Malton Pharmacy............01653 692040 Beecham Pharmacy, Malton ......................................01653 692380 Beecham Pharmacy, Norton................. ......................................01653 693264 Beckside Pharmacy, Thornton le Dale, .. ......................................01751 476968 Boots, Pickering, ............01751 474958 F Maltby Ltd, Maltongate, Thornton le Dale, ..............................01751 474542

GENERAL SERVICES

Domestic Violence Helpline.................. ..................................... 0808 2000 247 North Yorkshire Police (non-emergencies)......... 0845 606 0247 Citizens Advice Bureau... 0844 411 1444 Crimestoppers.................. 0800 555 111 Northern Electric (loss of supply).......... ....................................... 0800 668 877

BT Faultline...................... 0800 800 151 Floodline........................0845988 1188 Transco Emergency Service - Gas........... ....................................... 0800 111 999 Yorkshire Water.............. 0845 124 2424

COUNCILS & MPs

Ryedale District Council...01653 600666 Malton Town Council.......01439 748500 Norton Town Council.......01653 695348 Pickering Town Council....01751 476503 North Yorkshire County Council ............ ......................................01609 780780

FINANCIAL MATTERS National Debtline............0808 8084000 Inland Revenue...............0845 0109000 Tax Credits......................0845 3003900

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Central Ryedale Childrens Centre.......... ......................................01609 533102 Northern Ryedale Childrens Centre....... ......................................01609 798345 Childcare Link................ 0800 2 346346 Childline...............................0800 1111 NSPCC............................ 0808 800 5000 Ryedale Special Families.. 01653 699000

TRANSPORT

Ryecat............................01653 699059 AA Breakdown................. 0800 887 766 AA Roadwatch.................09003 401100 Moorsbus ...................... 01845 597 000 Pickering Town Bus.........01751 473791

www.ryedaledogrescue.com

Yorkshire Coastliner.........01653 692556 Rail Enquiries..................08457 484950 Environment Agency...... 0870 850 6506

Norton .......................... 0845 034 9530 Pickering ....................... 0845 300 5157

ANIMALS

St Peter’s, Norton............01653 692741 St Mary’s Priory, Old Malton.................. ......................................01653 690480 St Michaels, Malton ........01653 692089 St Leonards & St Mary’s, .. 01653 692128 Baptist Church, Malton ...01653 696023 Trinity Methodist, Norton.01653 692173 Saville Street, Malton .....01653 692173 Elim Ryedale Church, ......01653 697796 Society of Friends, Malton.01653 658574 Salvation Army, Norton...01653 693344 Churches together in Pickering............. ......................................01751 472827 St Josephs RC Church.......01751 472727 St Peter & St Paul Parish, Pickering....... ......................................01751 472983 Religious Society of Friends, Pickering.. ......................................01751 472827 Methodist Church, Pickering................. ......................................01751 472810 The United Reformed Church, Pickering. ......................................01751 476844 All Saints, Thornton le Dale................... ......................................01751 474244 St Andrew’s, Middleton...01751 474858

RSPCA............................ 0300 1234 999 Station House Vets..........01653 618303

SCHOOLS

Malton School.................01653 692828 Norton College................01653 693296 Ryedale School................01439 771665 Malton Community Primary................. ......................................01653 692582 Norton County Primary....01653 692104 Amotherby County Primary.................. ......................................01653 693675 St Mary’s RC Primary.......01653 692274 Rillington County Primary.01944 758402 Leavening County Primary.01653 658313 Langton Primary School..01653 658236 Settrington CE Primary....01944 768238 Luttons CP School............01944 738232 Sherburn CE Primary...... 01944 710 282 Weaverthorpe CE School.01944 738 280 Heslerton CE Primary...... 01944 728 286 Pickering County Junior School ......................................01751 472873 St Josephs RC School........01751 473102 Pickering Infant School...01751 472620 Pickering Junior School...01751 472873 Thornton Dale CE School....................... ......................................01751 474345 Lady Lumley’s School.......01751 472846

LIBRARIES

Malton .......................... 0845 034 9529

CHURCHES

POST OFFICES

Beverley Road.................01653 692653 Helmsley ........................01439 770237 Malton ...........................01653 600121 Middleton Post Office......01751 475932 Pickering ........................01751 472256 Thornton Dale ................01751 474234

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