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rotechnics first 5k run set to py drl wo A : od Pl r de er seen The Gunpow tacular York has ev ec sp k or ew fir st ge followed by the big

5th November 2012


A family friendly festival jam-packed with entertainment. Delivered by Royal Mail to all letterboxes in Haxby, Wigginton, Strensall, Huntington, Earswick, New Earswick, Sheriff Hutton & Stockton on the Forest....that’s 16,400 letterboxes!



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elcome to the November edition. I know it is only October still but it is time to mention the ‘C’ word. Christmas is coming and you need to be prepared. This year, more than years before, our local independent suppliers and retailers deserve our support. Yorkshire produce is second to none, with delicious food at any number of local retailers and farm shops, and gorgeous gifts and clothing from independent shops. On our doorsteps there is choice, quality, service and good prices that can easily beat the giant chains. Instead of following the crowds to some anonymous shopping centre, why not enjoy a day out and see what our independent retailers have to offer. There is so much still to happen before the silly season starts. Bonfire Night is always a sociable occasion in my village. It’s a fun event, with sporadic rockets, fountains, the Catherine Wheel that fails to spin, and tasty food and punch that

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Books - Blast from the past .................... p40

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Service you can trust ...................................p8 An early spring makeover ...................... p10 Hope for your bathroom......................... p13 Building for your family........................... p15 A passion for cleaning ............................. p16 Cloudy2Clear Windows - service with a smile ............................................................... p17 Money Money Money.............................. p29 Come swimming, be safe, have fun .... p31 Dream design ............................................. p32 Clean carpets the smart way couldn’t be easier .............................................................. p35 Diseases in trees and shrubs ................. p44

you can never really see in the dark but tastes fantastic anyway! In contrast to our ‘understated’ village display, Rat Race Events in York are staging Gunpowder Plod. This is stated as a world-first 5k run set to pyrotechnics, followed by a massive firework display with lots of entertainments. It sounds like a fantastic event and one not to be missed. Rat Race is offering Handy Mag readers a discount on tickets – see page 23 for details. You can, as ever, find a huge range of local events in this month’s Handy Mag, many giving much needed support to local charities like the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Have a look through and please give them your support too. Well done to Sue Clark of New Earswick for winning the September competition. Well done! Until next time.... Publisher: Editor: Tel: Email: Address: Community:

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As a member of the Federation of Master Builders, s experience goes far beyondVenison the technical Step 2 - Estimating p26 casserole ...................................... we have a special accreditation and are able to ivery of a project. We understand that building Next, once the feasibility of the project has been offer structural insurances via the - Masterbond ojects are about delivering a vision, and that thoroughly checked, you’ll be supplied with a full 2 year, 6 year or 10 Year Builders Warranty ating a strong collaborative relationship with set of itemised estimates and, when you’re happy, Leaves p46 Insurance. r client, project team and supply chain is............................................................ the a detailed programme of work with payment ndation for success. schedules and contracts. Then we’ll do the ong planning of the work structures and their necessary preparation, such as meetings with the sociated costs is generally carried out at the Cruze SW .................................. building team, carrying out risk assessments and Chevrolet p36 rt. We are thorough in our approach and notifying building control. ploy good estimating systems to give you the Step 3 - Construction stomer the best cost solution and options for the work, quality control nsideration! My pet is terrified ofDuring firewarks ............. p38 checks on the supplies and workmanship are carried out at offer an expert building service to every step. A crucial element of what we do is meowners and commercial clients, as well as ensuring we minimise the disruption to you – so al government and educational organisations. Puzzle pages................................................ we’ll be keeping the site p50 clean and tidy as we go. r customers are careful with their budgets We’ll continually assess our progress and keep Call Competition ................................................ p38 t uncompromising on quality and security, you fully informed of anything we need from you. d we’re proud to offer a continually improving Copy deadline for the next edition is Friday 2nd November 4 • OUR GUARANTEES vice that both meets their needs and For free survey and estimate passes their expectations time and again. When the work is done, we’ll clear the site completely, carry out rigorous testing and sign m conversions and extensions to property

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Hope for your bathroom


opgrove Heating Services, based locally, pride themselves on a complete, right-first-time approach to all of their jobs. Hopgrove engineers are apprentice-trained with over 20 years experience in the plumbing and heating trade. Paul Hope, Director, says “We provide a professional, courteous and friendly service for all of our customers and also value for money.” “We use quality materials on all jobs and never try to undercut a quote by using cheap materials. All of our work is guaranteed.” Hopgrove hold a wide variety of Professional Accreditations from OFTEC, City and Guilds, Energy Efficiency as well as Gas Safe and specialise in installation, servicing and repair all models of oil boilers. If your bathroom is looking tired or you need a new bathroom, Hopgrove can help with a full bathroom installation service.

They will deal with the whole installation from start to finish, including fine tiling, which means that you will have less of the stress with just one point of contact. Their customers appear to agree with this, judging by the fantastic testimonials received by the company over the past year. Testimonials from local satisfied customers can be viewed on the company website at www. Their reputation as a reliable and professional company has recently gained them celebrity approval. Hopgrove were given the opportunity of designing and installing a fantastic dream bathroom for Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown in Manchester - which was a dream-come true for Stone Roses fan Paul! Ian described it as ‘the best bathroom on the planet’ and is already planning fabulous bathroom number 2! After an excellent year

Stone Roses frontman, Ian Brown with Paul Hope

providing plumbing and heating services in the York area, Paul would like to thank all of their loyal and new customers and all who have contributed to the success of the company. If you need help from a reliable, local plumbing and heating company, give Hopgrove Heating a call on 01904 426907 or email • 01653 658776 • 13






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you’d like a nice clean carpet in time for now is the time to act. IfChristmas,

Future Carpet Cleaning services – part of the Future Group – can be at your service within days of your first contact to help give your carpet a thorough clean. The carpet cleaning division of the Future Group was set up ten years ago by managing director Stuart Chisholm at their base in Nether Poppleton. They have worked nationally on large commercial contracts including cinemas and local authorities as well as domestic homes – and all their customers receive exactly the same service, so you are guaranteed an excellent quality deep clean. Future Carpet Cleaning’s vans are self-contained, carrying everything they need to clean your carpet, making a visit as quick and convenient as possible for the customer. Their methods are swift-drying, and all the cleaning products they use are safe for the environment, pets and children. Future Carpet Cleaning recommend an annual clean for your carpets, to keep them germ-free and in good condition. Future’s operatives, including Stuart himself, can offer advice on carpet cleaning and they are only a phone call away. Usually they have appointments at short notice if needed. For domestic customers, prices are quoted individually by telephone, and are guaranteed to be competitive. As well as carpet cleaning, they can offer outdoor pressure washing for patios, bins and buildings, including high level and specialist cleaning for buildings, gutters and solar panels, again for commercial or domestic customers. For more information about Future Carpet Cleaning visit or call 01904 529529.

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Cloudy2Clear Windows – Service With A Smile! It’s been a crazy few months for Cloudy2Clear Windows. The company which specialises in repairing windows which are steamed up, broken or damaged by replacing the panes – not the frames has grown rapidly as homeowners take advantage of their services. Managing Director Paul McGeechan feels that it’s all about service. ‘Our product is simple. If

your double glazing is misted up we can replace the glass at a fraction of the cost of a new window, in any type of frame, and with a new 5 year guarantee. But it’s not just about saving people money, although that obviously helps. Many tradespeople have struggled since last year and I honestly feel that during the good times a minority perhaps didn’t focus on customer care as much as they should have done. We make sure we

turn up when we say we will, do the job the customer requires and leave their house as clean as a whistle. I often get comments back from customers on how they really didn’t expect that sort of service which, in a way, is very sad for the service industry as a whole.’ Cloudy2Clear service the York and Harrogate areas and Paul is finding that his approach is a major factor in his success.‘The truth is that it’s

not just the personal satisfaction that I get from doing a good job but also it makes good business sense. I get a huge amount of business from friends and family of people I’ve done work for, which just goes to show how much a little bit of effort is appreciated.’ So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give Paul a call for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 118 and he’ll be happy to help!

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Venison Casserole

Venison is a lean and flavoursome red meat which is in season from October through to February. For the best quality, buy from a trusted butcher or farmers’ market. This warming casserole is perfect for a weekend supper served with creamy mashed potato and a glass of full-bodied red wine. Serves 6. Ready in 2½ hours (plus marinating) 1.3 kg diced venison 425ml red wine 1 tsp juniper berries 2 fresh bay leaves 2 tbsp olive oil 25g butter 350g shallots or button onions, peeled 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 2 tbsp seasoned flour

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NOVEMBER 2012 • ISSUE 85 1. Place the venison in a bowl and pour over the

wine. Add the juniper berries and bay leaves, cover and marinate in the fridge for 4-5 hours or overnight. Remove from the fridge 1 hour before starting to cook the casserole.

2. Preheat the oven to 150ºC/300ºF/Gas Mark 2.

Strain the venison from the red wine (reserving the wine). Heat half the oil and butter in a large flameproof casserole dish and fry the venison in 2-3 batches until browned all over, adding the rest of the oil and butter when necessary. Remove the venison with a slotted spoon and set aside.

3. Add the onions to the casserole and fry for 6-7

minutes until golden, adding the garlic after 3 minutes. Sprinkle over the seasoned flour and fry for a further 1-2 minutes. Gradually stir in the wine and stock and bring to the boil, scraping any sediment from the base of the casserole.

4. Add the venison, parsnips, carrots and half the

thyme sprigs to the casserole and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cover and cook in the preheated oven for 1½ – 2 hours until the venison and vegetables are tender.

5. Remove from the oven and stir in the redcurrant

jelly. Return the casserole, uncovered, to the oven for a further 20-30 minutes. Serve garnished with the rest of the thyme sprigs and with creamy mashed potato, if liked.

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Out of Character: The fine line between madness and genius

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“We make challenging work for inquisitive audiences with the aim of transcending the boundaries of modern theatre and your perceptions of mental health, claiming the territory between inspiration and medication.” That is the mission statement of York’s Out of Character Theatre Company, a unique organisation that is making great strides in improving both the understanding and experience of mental health problems. All the members of the group have or have had mental health problems, and are given through their work with the company a voice, a challenge and a means of creative expression. Out of Character have a proven track record in supporting their members and eroding problems they experience as a result of stigma and discrimination. Their work has won accolades for its honesty and courage – but now they need your help. As a not-for-profit organisation, they are reliant on donations and generosity of friends, volunteers and funders, and they are currently working hard to meet the challenge of funding the role of professional Artistic Director. The company’s performances range from the work of well-known playwrights including Samuel Beckett and Bertolt Brecht, to unique solo shows by members, plus performance poetry and interpretations of Kafka’s short stories. Many – but not all – performances focus on mental illness, and an exploration of how mental health relates to creativity, inspiration and even genius. In addition to creating great drama, the company emphasises mutual support, challenging its actors as well as building their confidence, skills and helping them find a strong sense of purpose. The group was founded through a collaboration through Bootham psychiatric hospital, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Trust and York St John University. Through the company’s connection with York St John University, they take on two or three students every year on placement to work with the group. They perform in York at the university and York Theatre Royal plus classrooms and lecture theatres, as well as taking their shows on tour. For more information, visit To help support Out of Character, contact Artistic Director Gemma Alldred on 28 •

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It is estimated that 200,000 children in the UK leave primary school without basic water survival skills. Toddlers and children love to play in or around water but don’t fully understand the dangers, it is therefore important to develop water safety skills as young as possible, a good way of doing this is by joining a local swimming class. This is also a fantastic way to spend time with your baby, from the moment you take them into water at about 6 weeks old and form a bond with them through eye contact as well as singing and playing. Babies do not have the physical strength to support their own body weight until they are about 3 years old, which is when they are able to start swimming on the surface. Getting to this level can be attained through steady progression, which starts with short dips and goes through to longer consecutive underwater swims. You are never too young to enrol, some baby classes such as Baby Swimmers start from as little as 6 weeks old, whilst others will require baby’s to be at least 3 months old and to have had their immunisations. However this is generally a personal preference and dependant on your individual doctor’s or health visitors views. At Baby swimmers we make the classes fun with lots of singing and skill related activities. Your baby will gain greater muscle control and have better hand-eye co-ordination, as well as strengthening their heart and lungs. Alertness is also improved through word association and responding to a cue such as reach, reach, reach, whilst they are looking at and reaching for toys which also helps to stimulate the natural movement of their arms and legs. Holding your baby in water is a fantastic bonding experience and rewarding too. We teach parents to take their baby under water from the very beginning and it is fabulous when you get the chance to sit on the bottom of the pool and see your baby swim to you! Baby Swimmers runs classes for babies and toddlers from 6 weeks old up to 5 years, with new classes at the Bay in Filey, Terrington School, Roko at Monks Cross and Waterworld. We also have classes in Leeds, Pocklington, Harrogate, Bradford. We follow Starfish, the official water safety programme for babies through the STA. So why not, come swimming, be safe, have fun! Teach your baby water safety skills and the enjoyment of water. For further information please contact Baby Swimmers on 01757 229880. www.

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hen Simon Corbally and his team at Cookhouse Design, York, say they offer a full design and project management service on their kitchens, they really mean it. Once you’ve visited Cookhouse Design’s showroom in York and received their advice and free brochures, an extensive quotation and design service follows that literally leaves no stone unturned. They will spend at least two days coming up with a design – an unusual amount of time for a company to invest, but Cookhouse Design are keen to avoid any grey areas. Their process includes a free technical survey and consultation to discuss design ideas and installation requirements, plus any building, electrical, plumbing, plastering, tiling and any heating works. You will also receive photorealistic images created the latest design software, which has been specifically developed for the purpose over many years of collaboration 32 •

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to go! With free parking and a friendly team of staff to help you, a visit to Cookhouse Design’s showroom is where your dream kitchen begins to come to life. A typical thankyou comment comes from happy customers David and Sheila, whose thank you message said: “An absolutely superb design and fitted by a superb craftsman, from design to finish every part of the process was done to the highest standards. We are highly delighted with the result and would highly recommend cookhouse design to our friends considering a new kitchen.” Cookhouse Design pledge to provide their customers with thoroughly unique design and extensive choice, with no off-the-shelf products and higher specification models always available. Any budget can be catered for, and prices are matched environment, take your time throughout the project with national kitchen retailers, but you will receive and receive exemplary aftercare. a personal, bespoke service from start to finish with Cookhouse Design was founded by Simon Corbally, Cookhouse Design. That means you’ll who has been in the kitchen industry for 23 years, 14 always be able to talk to the same of which have been spent running his own kitchen person when you call, make your and manufacturing business. He was choices in a pressure-free, relaxed York’s ONLY showroom joined in the business two years ago by his son AGA showroom Adam Corbally, the kitchen designer, who is a qualified designer with two years’ experience See the latest Total with national kitchen companies, and lots of Control AGA on fresh ideas drawn from the latest design trends. display Simon’s wife Amanda completes the team, taking charge of administration and accounts and dressing the displays, which attract constant attention and contribute much to the pristine look of the showroom. Visit Cookhouse Design’s showroom at Monkgate in York, visit their website at www.kitchendesignyork. or call them on 01904 626388.

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Smart-Dry is a new business with an innovative approach to carpet cleaning which cuts down on drying times, extends the life of your carpet and even helps your carpet stay cleaner for longer. Anita and Peter Wilkinson’s new business specialises in cleaning any carpets without the long drying time or messy shampoo process of traditional methods of cleaning. The Smart team also offer upholstery, leather and vinyl cleaning. The solutions they use for cleaning are environmentally-friendly, neutral-based and shampoofree and can actually help your carpet stay cleaner for longer, unlike other cleaning methods which can leave your carpets more susceptible to dirt after a clean. The best news about Smart-Dry’s methods, however, is that they use around a tenth of the amount of water used by traditional cleaning techniques, which means drying time is slashed to a surprisingly low level. You can extend the life of your carpet and save on expensive replacement costs with a good cleaning treatment from Smart-Dry, as the removal of grit and dirt can help reduce wear and tear. Anita and Peter have just set up their new business, after more than 20 years’ experience with a leading carpet cleaning franchise. They cover homes and businesses in the York and greater York areas, including the surrounding villages.

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My pet is terrified of fireworks, what can I do? The firework season is almost on us again. Whilst it might be exciting for some, it can present a real worry for pet owners – a recent study showed almost half of all dogs in the U.K. show some level of fearful response to loud noises. However, with a little advanced planning there a number of things you can do to help. What to do now:

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NOVEMBER 2012 • ISSUE 85 • Draw the curtains in the room/s the animals may retreat to and turn on some music with a lot of constant drum beats or turn the television up. • If your cat has chosen to hide, leave it well alone until it feels safe to come out, and perhaps leave the lights off in the room it has chosen to hide in. • Stay calm yourself and avoid fussing over your pets excessively, attempts to reassure or punishing your pet will only reinforce the behaviour as it suggests there was something to be afraid of. • Allow dogs free access to its preferred refuge but otherwise try to be in the same room and act normally, engaged in some sort of activity, apparently ignoring the noise. Keep some toys handy to play with your dog as a distraction. • Horses or ponies should be brought in if possible. Each year we see one or two animals who have panicked by fireworks and injured themselves.

What to do in the long term: • Fear of fireworks don’t get better on their own and often get worse, with animals becoming increasingly afraid of other loud noises like thunder. Behaviour therapy (including noise desensitisation with a sounds CD) is generally very successful at changing the response to fireworks and loud noises – the sooner the problem is addressed the better the outcome is likely to be. Do discuss with your vet, sometimes referral to an animal behaviourist may be recommended. Lucy Nowell BA VetMB MRCVS, Station House Vets


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What a Champion! Members from Haxby Shotokan Karate Club are celebrating after their Chief Instructor, Sensei Mike Gude, was made ‘Older People’s Sport and Physical Activity Champion’ by City of York Council as part of their York Gold 2012 celebrations. Mike who is the Club’s chief instructor, has been teaching karate at Haxby Shotokan Karate Club for nearly 20 years, and along with Sensei Ian Shaw who founded the Club in 1981 was nominated by the Club Committee members for the award. Haxby Shotokan Karate Club Chairman Jim Bamford said ‘both Mike and Ian are totally dedicated to the Club refusing payment for their

instruction and have used their own funds to support the club during difficult times to ensure the clubs survival. At 63 Mike proves that age is no barrier when you are involved in an activity and a club that you truly care and are passionate about. Mike is more than capable of outperforming people that are more than half his age. The entire Club is very proud of both Mike and Ian for their dedication to both karate and the Club.’ Haxby Shotokan Karate Club train at Wigginton Recreation Hall, The Village in Haxby on Monday and Thursdays. For more information on the club visit their website www. or call 0758 324 9115 • 01653 658776 • 39


Blast from the Past

The clocks have gone back and it’s time to turn thrifty. Let’s go back to the past and rediscover retro. We’ve selected some of the craftiest craft books that will have you feeling all warm and nostalgic in no time. With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s perfect timing. Remember: homemade gifts are for life, not just for Christmas.

Make Do and Mend: Keeping Family & Home Afloat on War Rations Publisher: Michael O’Mara

Duck the double-dip recession and take a leaf out of this reproduction 1940s instruction manual. If you’re planning a trip to Primark, think again; there may be some lost treasure in your wardrobe that can be transformed. This book is a lovely stroll down memory lane, with design ideas and simple instructions on making do with the homemade. You’ll certainly give more careful consideration to what pattern curtains you buy in the future.

Crochet For Children

By Claire Montgomerie The craft that modernity forgot is making a comeback and this book will hook your children. All the basics are covered and there are 35 mini projects for them to tackle, everything from scarves to teddy bears. It’s fun for all the family when you’re drying off in front of the fire on ‘bath night’. If you’re going seventies, then you may as well go the whole hog.

Kirstie’s Vintage Home

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton When does shabby become chic? Kirstie Allsopp knows. As we continue to embrace vintage pieces, she’s helping us to find inspiration in fabric, crafts and techniques. With tips and hints on how to find, restore and rejuvenate furniture and everyday objects, you’ll have everything you need to make sure you end up with a piece to treasure. The buzz-word of the day is ‘upcycling’, and we’re not talking the Tour de France.

The Complete Book of Retro Crafts: Collecting, Displaying & Making Crafts of the Past By Suzie Millions

This book is like eating a FAB lolly while bouncing on a space hopper in a puff-ball skirt. It’s so retro it should be illegal. There are 40 projects with hints and tips on collecting and creating, ‘junking’ and hunting. Every charity shop and flea market will become a veritable treasure-trove. If quirky and old-school is your thing, then this book’s for you. 40 •

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ere we are again with another York Cats Protection resident looking for pastures new. Inevitably when we get the opportunity to feature cats in wonderful publications like the Handy Mag we like to promote some of the cats in the Centre that are finding their time here more difficult than others. As you can see Beata is no

exception, gingerly peering at you from behind her bed. Like many of the cats in our care six year old Beata was brought in because her owners were moving and weren’t able to take her to their new property. She obviously doesn’t like too much change in her life and poor Beata is not enjoying being surrounded by other cats and having lots of people moving around her. This gal needs a lovely new quiet home where she can relax and take life at a genteel pace. Over the weeks we have seen her make steady progress and she is certainly happier than when she first arrived, but you can’t beat a warm cosy lounge and the attentions of a calm friend to bring out the best in

a cat like Beata. Please call us if you can help this deserving puss. York Cats Protection Adoption Centre at 582 Huntington Road is open every day between 11am & 3pm. If you would like to adopt any of our cats please contact us on 01904 760356 or email All our cats have been vet checked, microchipped, started on a course of vaccinations, been neutered (if old enough), have been treated for fleas and worms and also come with 4 weeks free pet insurance. Visit to see the other cats in our care. • 01653 658776 • 41


York based fitness and learning centre, The Jack Raine Community Foundation


uring the day we are a community based Alternative Learning Provision for young people requiring support away from more formal education routes. Our core age groups are 11-16 and 17-22 years of age. The charity also offers avenues into employment and volunteering for young adults aged 16 to 24yrs, providing welfare support on drug and drink related addictions, homelessness, sexual health and abuse, through drop-in advice sessions to more intense one on one mentoring. All support is based round education, welfare, health and sport while recognising progression routes to a happy and

independent lifestyle away from the negatives that are stopping the individual from making a change to their lives. Recently moving into new premises in Walmgate York, more young people and their families are accessing the charity’s support services. In an afternoon and evening we open as a fitness centre offering a wide range of activities and classes including: boxing, thai boxing, kung fu, fitness classes, aerobic and anaerobic fitness, watch your weight diet monitoring, kids boxing and fitness classes, we also have a small cardio and weights room, traversing wall (climbing wall), peg board climbing wall and



FOLK AND FUN at HELMSLEY TOWN HALL fund raising for YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE FRIDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2012 Tickets £10 from Jill Leckenby 01439 770277 or Ann Wheldon - 01439 770089. Price includes supper and a cup of tea. Bring your own drinks. 42 •

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NOVEMBER 2012 • ISSUE 85 campus board and floor to ceiling climbing rope. All our classes are £1 but we encourage those who can afford it to take our yearly membership of £100, this then helps to pay towards those who cannot afford the membership. We also have 2 static caravans at Reighton Sands offering holidays and respite breaks to our community who would normally not be able to afford a traditional family holiday, the holidays are heavily subsidised, a ‘can afford donation’ or free to families who are referred or self-referred. Respite breaks are offered to young carers, families with a family member who is in ill or who just needs a bit of time out, refresh, to build family memories and enjoy the benefits of a family holiday. We have just been given the use of 4½ acres of woodlands just outside York, we plan on doing a wide range of activities including mountain biking, orienteering, bush craft, shelter building, bridge building and other outdoor activities.

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Thursday 6th December 7.30pm Friday 7th December 7.30pm Saturday 8th December 2.30pm Adults £6 Concessions £3.50 Strensall Village Hall

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trees and shrubs

Caused by microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria and by environmental stress such as drought, temperature extremes and air pollution. Diseases are often difficult to diagnose as different causal agents can produce similar symptoms. Main types of tree defects are dead wood, decay, cracks, cankers, weak branch unions, root problems and poor tree architecture.

Stem Damage caused by Meripilus giganteus and canopy dieback

Veteran tree with great wildlife potential but many structural defects

A Low Level Cavity highlights internal decay

Meripilus giganteus, a bracket fungus, also known as Giant Polypore

and is often found in large clumps at the base of trees and sometimes attached to shallow roots several metres from the trunk. It causes white rot in various types of broadleaved trees, prominently Beech, but also Oaks, Elms, Poplars and Limes and occasionally Pines, Larches and Firs, to name a few. This white rot decay fungi attacks the root system, with infected trees liable to splitting and wind throw. The deeper root system can be seriously decayed but the upper root system may be of reasonable health supplying the tree with enough nutrients to give the appearance of the tree being of reasonable health.

Ganoderma, occurs on

broadleaved trees and is a white rot decay fungi causing wood to become soft and fracture.

Laetiporus Sulphureus

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The consequences can be expensive if a tree fails, with possible injuries / fatalities when trees are not monitored by a professional arborist. Accurate diagnosis is essential to developing effective treatment programmes and/or corrective works. Bartlett operates a modern diagnostic laboratory to support pest management services to ensure accurate identification and treatment of plant problems. Bartlett can carry out a complimentary annual inspection of your tree.

If trees are thought to be decayed or unstable Bartlett Consulting can look

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We are pleased to welcome Mr Douglas Monaghan, who has recently taken up the role of Arboricultural Consultant for the North of England and is located at your local office in York.

Bartlett Tree Consulting has a range

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Arboricultural Development site reports, Site and Contractor Supervision, Mortgage and Insurance assessments suitable for sending to your mortgage or insurance company and Internal Decay Detection which utilizes the most current technologies in order to identify any potential structural risks attributed to trees. Please see an example of Internal Decay Detection carried out using a PICUS Sonic Tomograph on a cross section of two trees.

PICUS IMAGES OF A CROSSECTION OF TWO TREES SHOWING MINOR EVIDENCE OF INTERNAL DECAY AND A TREE SHOWING SIGNIFICANT INTERNAL DECAY Images of a poorly compartmentalized Lombardy Poplar with significant decay present (on the left) and a Lombardy poplar showing minimal signs of internal decay (on the right) In the first tomogram the heterogeneous distribution of the green and purple areas indicates weak compartmentalization and strong invasiveness of the decay fungus.  The second tomogram shows limited decay with solid sapwood and heart wood. ‘If you require any additional information in regards to the services offered by Bartlett please do contact either Jonathan or Douglas.

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leafmould activator (available from garden centres, mail order catalogues and websites). Most deciduous leaves rot down well, especially oak and beech trees. Leaves from fruit trees, garden shrubs and climbers work well too. Try to avoid including too many twigs or evergreen by Pippa Greenwood leaves as these take much longer to rot, as do tough, leathery leaves such as those from re you surrounded, engulfed and sycamore, horse chestnut and plane. Most of swamped with huge quantities of us collect leaves using a spring-tined rake and fallen leaves? The deluge that falls although slower, it helps you avoid some materials at this time of year is often enough to more easily. A leaf sucker or a leaf blower is quicker make even the most level headed, treebut will often mean you end up with more twigs and stones. loving gardener eye up a chainsaw. If your leaves are a wide-ranging assortment, So what can you do? Turn them in to gardeners’ then a good idea is to use the lawn mower – just gold: leafmould. If you want an environmentally mow the lawn with the leaves on it. The collection friendly and very effective soil conditioner or bag on the mower will then be full of a brilliant mulching material, leafmould is the answer. mix of chopped leaves and even the slower-toIf you have the space, make yourself a leafmould rot-down types will rot speedily as they have been cage. Simply drive four treated softwood stakes chopped up quite finely. Mixed with the lush, into the ground, each stake marking out one high-nitrogen grass clippings, the whole process corner of the ‘cage’. The stakes need to be about is sped up. 1.5m (5ft) long so that they can be driven in If space, time or money are short then you can really well, to a depth of 1-2ft, leaving 3-4ft above also make leafmould in a bin liner or bin bag. ground. Then attach some galvanized chicken wire Choose a good quality bin liner and cram it full to the stakes to create the sides of the cage and of leaves, again adding water and/or activator if cram the cage full of leaves. If they aren’t moist, you wish. Then stab a few holes in the bag with a add a watering can of water to the heap of leaves, garden fork, loosely fold over the top of the bag pouring some in after each six inches of leaves. and weigh it down with a brick. You can speed the process by using a AGD 3 also Handy Magup1/8page ad:AGD 3 Handy Mag 1/8p


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orms do a wonderful job of turning garden and food waste into fantastic free compost. A compost bin is likely to contain hundreds of worms, each eating up to half their own body weight each day. Worms will breed to ensure the optimum amount of worms in a compost bin and can double their population in 90 days. Despite these fantastic skills worms inside a compost bin still need our help in the winter. During the cold weather worms will not eat as much and can even freeze if the temperature gets too low and the composting process can slow down and even stop. In order to stop the temperature getting too low you can insulate your bin by wrapping it in bubble wrap, carpet, an old duvet or an old hot water cylinder jacket. Alternatively line the inside of your bin with thick cardboard. The cardboard will compost down eventually but will probably survive the winter. This is even more important with a wormery as they are smaller than compost bins and therefore it is harder for the worms to find warmth. To keep your worms warm you should prepare your wormery for winter by leaving as much compost in the wormery as possible and, if you can, moving the wormery inside a shed or greenhouse. A wormery can be insulated in the same way as a ‘normal’ bin but make sure that air can still circulate. For more information contact York Rotters on 01904 412861 or email

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Our walks are usually 10 - 12 miles long and within about an hours journey from York. We have a coach which picks up in Wigginton, Haxby, New Earswick and Clarence Street from 8.30am, with an introductory fare of £5 for your first walk. We look forward to seeing you next month - on the second Sunday, of course! For more information please ring either Helen on York 782891 or Hazel on York 760897.


Age Concern York provides a wide range of personal and practical support to older people in the York area. The office is open Monday - Friday 09.00am - 4.00pm. For more information contact: Information Officer, Age Concern York tel: (01904) 627995/621020


Information and support for all people with dementia and their carers. uk/york Monday - Friday 9.30 - 3.30 The Retreat, Heslington Road, Heslington, York YO10 5BN For more information contact: Branch Manager, Alzheimer’s Society, York Branch, Ground Floor Suite, Holgate Villa, 22 Holgate Road, York YO24 4AB tel: 01904 658106 or 01904 799773 email:


The group meets every first Wednesday of the month 1pm-3pm at Huntington Working Mens Club. This is open for sufferers, helpers and carers. Support, speakers and trips out. For more information call Sue, 01904 410 003 or go to:


Car and minibus drivers required in all areas. The British Red Cross Transport Service is looking for volunteer drivers who can help in their local community to make a difference to those in need. As a transport service volunteer, you will have the rewarding experience of helping people who cannot get about easily. Training and support given and mileage allowance of 40p per mile paid. If you would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer please ring Linda on 01904 692550 or Helen on 01904 693027


at York Hospital offers support and information for Cancer Patients, their Families and Carers. Information available includes access to Local Support Groups, Travel Insurance and Forthcoming Events. We offer specialised services on a referral basis such as PsychoOncology, Complementary Therapy and Benefits Advice. To find out more come in and see us, the Centre is open Monday to Friday 9.30am 4.30pm or telephone 01904 721166.


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We consist of bagpipers, base drum, tenor drums and side drummers. We practice weekly at the Huntington Memorial Hall, on Wednesday nights,. We offer tuition, free for under 18’s and a small yearly fee for adults. We have all the equipment anyone will need to start... so come and join us!! Ring Laura, Pipe Major, on 01904 763243 or John on 01423 879519.


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Wednesday of the month at The Folk Hall, New Earswick 7pm for 7 30. excluding January. We also have a well equipped Study Centre in York where we can help both inexperienced and the more experienced with their problems and brickwalls. We welcome newcomers to the hobby and are willing to give advice to set them on the way. Please see our web site at www. or call Mike on 01904 767013


We meet in the village hall on the first monday of each month 10.00am to 12.00pm. For more details and/or to learn to knit call Rachel on 07970956022. There is no charge for meetings or tuition.


Come along and try your hand at any craft from knitting to card making. Lots of help and advice on offer. Just bring along any craft project. All ages and levels welcome. New Earwick Folk Hall 10-12pm Every Saturday in term time. £2 per session. For more details call 01904 762255.


Meet at the Folk Hall New Earswick on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month 2pm until 4pm. (No meeting July/August).We are a friendly group who meet to exchange ideas and techniques. Most meetings we have a demonstration of knitting. For more information call Pat on 01904 763964.


Recently refurbished and central heated hall available for hire for events,parties, meetings, etc . Well sprung wooden floor for exercise and dancing (currently used by the Minster Strays) with kitchen and cloakroom facilities ; £6 per hour. Contact Fiona Hill 01904 468773 for details.


York Environment Centre, Rawdon Avenue, York, YO10 3ST. The nature reserve is open all the time and has a children’s playground, mini stonehenge, butterfly walk and wooded area. Mon - Fri 9.00am - 5pm and Sat 10.00am - 2pm. Please pop down during opening hours to find out more. Be a volunteer or a member of St Nicholas - call 01904 411821


This group organises volunteers who provide patients with extra comfort and support. We also raise funds for medical and surgical equipment which cannot be provided through NHS finances. For more information call Friends Office tel: 01904 726762 email: friendsofyorkhospital@


We are an enthusiastic, theatre-loving group keen to support our local theatre and meet others who share a passion for the arts. Joining us is a good way to make new friends, to take part in events at the Theatre Royal, to visit theatres in other places such as Newcastle, Scarborough and Leeds, and other places of interest such as historical buildings in York and elsewhere. We hold monthly lunches in the theatre foyer, and help with selling programmes. If you would like to join, please write to our Membership Secretary,c/o York Theatre Royal, St Leonards Place, York YO1 7HD or visit our website at


Are you a person who has lost their other half? If so, would you like to join us for a friendly chat over refreshments? We meet at 12 noon on the

first Saturday of each month in the coffee area of Trinity Methodist Church, Monkgate, York For more information telephone Margaret on 01904 415894


(Affiliated to NAFAS) A group for people who are interested in flower arranging, voluntary competitions, visiting speakers, self help activities and opportunities for wider involvement. All visitors are welcome. Further details from 01904 765676


We meet monthly on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 2.30pm at .St Mary’s Church Hall, Haxby. We have regular speakers, visits and events and welcome new members to this friendly and informal group. For more information please phone Ginny Mason, Secretary 01904 768516


Tuesdays from 7-9 pm at Wigginton Church Hall. Do you enjoy knitting or crochet? Would you like to meet new people, have a chat and share your hobby? Then come along to Knit and Natter. All ages and abilities are welcome, just bring your latest project with you. There is a charge of £2 per person to cover the cost of room hire and refreshments will be available. Any queries please contact Clare on 079800 26690


We are a club for retired people over 55 years old. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday each month in the Haxby & Wigginton Methodist Church Hall at 10am for 10.30am. We have speakers on many varied subjects. New members welcome. For further information contact Mike Harrison on 01904 769507


The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a voluntary body of retired but active people who like to follow their interests and take up new ones. Courses are run free of charge by members themselves, no qualifications are required only enthusiasm and a wish to join with others in the pursuit of new activities. Monthly meetings with a speaker on the 3rd Friday of the month at 2pm at Wigginton Recreation Hall. Current groups include Art, Bird Watching, History, Mah Yong, Philosophy, IT, Languages, Literature, Scrabble, Table Tennis, Walking etc. Theatre visits, luncheons and excursions are also arranged. For further information call John Dowell (01904 769618).


We are a lively, friendly and informal group who meet to promote local history. We have speakers, research groups and occasional visits to interesting locations. Why not make a trial visit with a view to becoming a member? We meet every third Thursday of the month in St Mary’s Church Hall, Haxby. at 10.00am (refreshments available). Ring Ian Mason 768516


We are a voluntary group of people who live in the area, who want to make a local impact on the York in Transition Agenda: to persuade everyone to make small steps towards reducing our reliance on ways of living which are unsustainable and will cause serious dilemmas for our children and grandchildren. We want to start by becoming more cooperative about what we grow and produce to

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Situated in the heart of Haxby. Two meeting rooms and a large hall available for all non and licenced functions, meetings, leisure, fundraising and hobby groups.Please view website - www. or contact the caretaker on 01904 764358 for further information. Registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales - No. 508205


Do you like to sing? Basses, Tenors, Altos and Sopranos it’s great fun, come along to the Haxby Singers. Auditions are not required to join our friendly mixed choir group. We meet 7.30pm, once a week In St Mary’s Church Hall. For further information, telephone Lynn on 01904 769838 or Margaret on 01904 761618


01844 348100. www.


Held every Saturday at Huntington Community Centre, 26 Strensall Road. 7 till 10,. All new players welcome! Just come along. For more information please call Marianne on 01904 761892.


46 Strensall Road, Huntington. Two rooms available for hire. Other groups who use the hall are Huntington Pre-School, the Guiding Association, Karate, Ebor Rag Ruggers, Diet and Fitness Groups, dance groups and Military Whist groups. Further information and bookings is via the Caretaker on 01904 760044.


Access to information, advice and support, and to offer opportunities and choice to anyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). For more information please call our helpline 01904 758577.


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


Meets every Monday evening at 7pm in the Folk Hall. New members always welcome, more information; Tel:01904-760639


We meet mid September to the end of April each Thursday evening at 7:30pm at the Quaker Meeting House which is located to the rear of the Folk Hall car park, New Earswick. NECC was founded in 1949 and now, in its 62nd year, embraces all aspects of digital photography. Come along and try our varied programme before you join. You will love our friendly hospitality. See our new Syllabus at newearswickcameraclub


Contact detail Bryan Blundell 01904 764648.


New Earswick Sports and Social club 3rd Monday of the month. at 7.30 for 7.45. Details of all meetings available at http://www.

The group arranges regular meetings, field trips and local short walks for people who enjoy looking at and learning more about birds and their environment. It is not necessary to be a member of the national organisation. Our indoor meetings are held in Temple Hall at York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk. For more information visit our website uk or ring 01904 794865.


ideal venue for children’s parties. We have various room sizes for hire, a good kitchen/cafe area, conservatory, garden and a safe children’s play area. Come and see what we have to offer. If you are interested or you would like more information, please call in at the Centre in Reid Park, Haxby, or contact Paul Lawrence, Centre Manager, Tel. 01904 769176 Registered Charity Number 1105675.



Oaken Grove Surfers meet at Oaken Grove Community Centre, Reid Park (off Oaken Grove) Haxby on Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons. We help adult beginners get to grips with computers and the internet. We are a friendly group providing one to one support to learn how to email, shop and stay safe online (we are a UK Online Centre) Telephone the centre on 01904 769176 for more information.



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.


OCAY is an independent, registered charity offering a free advocacy service for all citizens of York aged 50 and over. If you think that we may be able to help you, or someone you know, then please get in touch by phone (01904 676200), e-mail (, or by calling in to our office in Townend Street, Monday -Thursday 10am -4pm or Friday 10am - 2pm.


This local group meets usually on the first Monday of the month at Huntington Community Centre, 26 Strensall Road, Huntington, York YO32 9RG at 7pm. New members, together with families and friends are welcome to join us. At most meetings we have a guest speaker and towards the end of the gathering we have refreshments. Contact numbers for further information are Jayne Rigall, Information and Support Officer at national level on freephone 0844 225 36 32 or Kate Pearson 01904 758355.


Reflect is a counselling service based in York that is specifically for women and men facing an unplanned or crisis pregnancy. We are one of around 150 centres across the UK www. and can offer trained advisers to help. The York centre has 13 volunteers and opening times Thursdays 7.309.30pm and Fridays between 3-5pm for drops in at the Gateway centre, Acomb, but many other appointments are available, just call to arrange. More information from 01904 676710 or visit

Anyone with a mobility problem, whether it is temporary or permanent can hire a powered scooter or an electric or manual wheelchair (you must be able to safely control the vehicle). Low daily hire charge. Located on the second floor of Piccadilly Multistorey Car Park in the city centre. For further information and booking call on 01904 679222


New Earswick Children’s Centre. Every last Friday of the month. 1.30 - 3pm. Friendly group of single mums and dads of under 5s. Call 01904 552646 for more information.


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. Further details on our website: www. We look forward to hearing from you.


Approximately £3 per session. First session is free. Call Jane on 01904 401762



The Society is dedicated to the conservation and improvement of the River Foss, from its source until it joins the Ouse in York, for the benefit of its wildlife and the enjoyment of local residents. The quarterly newsletter for members includes details of the programme of walks, talks and other activities. Further information can be obtained from the Society’s website at www. or from the Membership Secretary on 01904 768071.


Confidential emotional support to anyone in distress or despair or at risk and self harm or suicide. tel 08457 90 90 90. We are always available for phone calls and visitors 8.00am - 10.00pm. 89 Nunnery Lane, York YO23 1AH tel: 01904 655888

A small group of people who are mad enough to enjoy raising money for the Lifeboats. If you are interested in helping us or just want to know more about the work we do please contact Sue Lowe on 01904 491133 or

Available to hire on a regular or one-off basis. We have four different sized rooms suitable for various purposes including meetings, parties, exhibitions, dancing, wedding receptions and there is also a stage with full lighting available. There is also a fully equipped kitchen. Packages for children’s parties up to the age of 12 are available (no teenage or 21st parties). For further information please telephone 400409.


Strensall Village Hall, Thursday at 7:00pm For non-serious bridge, contact John on 01904 769618


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YORK venues in and around the York area. If you enjoy good food and good company then ring 01904 490987 for more details.


Aims to promote and study the history of the parish of Strensall and to disseminate historical information through meetings, publications lectures and events. We are a friendly group who in order to explore, study and record this exciting history have regular monthly meetings which provide opportunities to hear a variety of speakers or to participate in workshops. Meetings are held in Strensall Village Hall on the last Wednesday of the month at 7pm.


Meet monthly at Wigginton Hall on the third Monday of every month at 7.30pm. Friendly & informal group with refreshments. Occasional speakers, library & bonsai suppliers available. Come along or speak to the secretary: Andy Mudd 01757 268145.



Friendly group offering regular caving trips to the Yorkshire Dales and Derbyshire, with occasional trips to Wales, Summerset and Ireland. Open to new members with some caving experience or can offer advice to those with none. Bi-weekly pub meets in York. Info can be found on or email: or phone 07747 063181.


We play a wide variety of music including film, show, classical and pop. We perform about 8 concerts a year in and around York and occasionally abroad. The band operates an open policy and all players are welcome. We rehearse from 7.30 to 9.30 pm on Mondays at New Earswick Methodist Church. No audition required. For more details contact the Secretary, Jill Wall, on York 629065 or come along to a rehearsal.

We are a friendly group who meet on the last Wednesday of the month from 2.30 – 3.30 pm in Strensall Library. The Library provides us with a book which we read over the month and then get together to discuss it over tea and biscuits. We are looking for new members and if you enjoy books and reading do please come along. It is free! If you would like any more information then please ring Sarah at the Library on 490876 or Pam on 764518. £10 annual fee, £2 subscription per session.


All welcome. Huntington ladies most welcome. For more information, please call 01904 490758.


Rehearsal facilities for us at the Portakabin Site in Huntington. The Beginners Band rehearses Monday evenings 6.30-8.00pm. Contact Audrey Brown, tel 01904 425256. The Concert Band rehearses Wednesday evenings 7.30-9.30pm. Contact David Gregg on 07710 106906. The Senior Band rehearses on Tuesday and Friday evenings 8.00-10.00pm. Contact Charles Wilson on 07802 190250.


Do you enjoy the great outdoors? Why not join us on our weekly Wednesday walks? We set off from Wigginton Recreation Hall car park at 10 am for a short drive and a 5-7 mile walk, stopping at a tea shop on the way home. We also have 6-8 mile walks on the 4th Saturday of each month. You just need suitable clothing and footwear, a packed lunch and to live in Haxby or Wigginton. For more information call Joyce on 01904 762605.


Registered Charity No. 1023129. We meet every second Thursday in the month at St. Mary’s Church Hall at 7.30 p.m. New and old members, and visitors, always welcome. For more information contact Mrs Graves on 01904 750570. Please see the events pages for details of our next meeting.


We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 2.00pm at Wigginton Recreation Hall. We have speakers, trips out, activity groups. Old and new members, also visitors are always welcome. For more information please contact Mrs Lilian Gomersall (Secretary) on 01904 769993


The club meets every Thursday at 8pm at the Bishopthorpe Social Club in Bishopthorpe. We are always interested in meeting others interested in Amateur Radio and run courses for new members to obtain a license and call sign of their own. Interested future members just need to turn up on Thursdays.

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The group was founded in 1988 to provide help and support to cardiac patients and their families following their release from hospital. the group meets every month at the Folk Hall at New Earswick on the first Monday of each month (second if Bank Holiday occurs). Meetings start at 07:30 for a variety of talks with a break for refreshments and a chance to talk to fellow patients. The group also organise exercise classes and swimming sessions. Contact Ernie Young 01904 760698 for further details.


Interested in your family history? Would you like to trace your ancestors? City of York Libraries now offer free access to Now available at Haxby Library. Call in or telephone 01904 552660 for details


We play light music, popular classics, selections from musicals and themes from films and television. We are open to anyone of any age who plays an orchestral instrument and we don’t hold auditions, just come along. We rehearse on Thursday evenings 7.30pm - 9.30pm at Acomb Methodist Church, Front Street (September to July). We perform 6 to 8 concerts a year, in and around York for local charities and community groups. If you would like to join or if you would like YLO to do a concert to raise money for your charity please see our website or call our secretary on (01904) 870759 for more details.


A voluntary group established to provide a community for people and their supporters suffering with long term pain that are or have been participants in the Pain Management Program or attend the Pain Management Clinic. Contact Gordon 01904 491141 or Jill 01904 708490 for more details.


Are you interested in Dolls Houses and miniatures or have just bought a dolls house and don’t know where to start? YMA is a group of miniature enthusiasts who meet on the first Saturday of the month at the Friends Meeting

House in the centre of York. We have speakers, project meetings, demonstrations and also have a stand at the Dolls House Fair at York Race Course in June and November. We welcome new members to the hobby as well as more experienced miniaturists. For more information please ring Ann Holmes on (01757) 288974 or Elizabeth Jackson on (01904) 795361.


We meet at Heworth Rugby Club on the 4th Tuesday of the month starting at 8pm. It is a great place to learn about building techniques and various models. The club holds 4 regattas throughout the summer on Rowntree Park Lane, York. We also sail on the York University Lake when Parks Lane is unavailable. For more details please call chairman Steve Agar on 01904 424155 or visit www.yorkmodelboatclub.


The York Philatelic Society meets every second Tuesday in the month apart from August in the Denham Room in the Priory Street Centre, Priory Street, York at 7-15 p.m. During the meetings there is a bourse to enable members to buy, sell or exchange material. A packet circuit is also operated by the York Society. Annual subscriptions are £6-00 annually payable on the 1st January each year. (youth subscription , is13 - 18 years, is £3-00). Contact can be made to the Publicity Secretary, Captain P. Hyde, on 01904-490603 ( e-mail:- p.hyde335@ ) or to Tony Ward, Secretary, on 01904-411378 (e-mail:- ) or to Peter Byrne, President, on 01904 792603. Further details can be found on the York Society website on:- yorkps/


A relaxed and friendly group, which provides support, information and resources for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers and their families and carers. Meetings take place on the second Saturday of each month, 3pm - 5pm, at the Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street (off Micklegate), York YO1 6ET. Membership is currently free. For more information please call 01904 642227


New members are always welcome on the walks and can try out 2 or 3 walks before deciding whether to join the Ramblers.Walks vary in length from 5 miles to 12 miles and some use public transport to get to the start of the walks, so there is something to suit everyone. Details of all the walks can be found on www. or contact the secretary on 01904-628134


York Rotters are a group of enthusiastic volunteers who promote home composting. If you have any questions about composting, whether you want to know where to start, or want to know more about specialist methods then contact York Rotters for advice. As well as providing free home composting advice York Rotters are available to carry out talks at meetings and to attend events. York Rotters are always on the look out for new volunteers. No previous experience is required as full training will be provided. York Rotters can be contacted on 01904 412861 or email rotters@stnicksfields.


A social club for adults with disabilities and is held every Monday 7.00-9.00pm at the Oaken Grove Community Centre off Usher Lane in Haxby. The club offers a variety of activities and welcomes new members. For more information, ring Club Leader Debbie, on 0791 9191372 or

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Haxby Playgroups@Scout HQ - Birth to school age children (parents stay) Tuesday to Thursday 9.30 - 11.30. Term time only. Playgroup - Haxby Playgroups@Headlands. Headlands Primary School. 9am - 3pm daily term time only. Sessions 9am - 12noon and 12noon - 3pm. Starting age 2. Rising Fives is now Haxby Playgroups@ RalphButterfield. 9am - 3pm daily term time only or Sessional 9am - 12noon and 12noon to 3pm. For further information please contact further information or bookings please contact 01904 768966 or www.


Wigginton - adjoining Wigginton Primary School, for children from Haxby, Wigginton & surrounds: Boddlers – Baby/Toddler group (Birth to 3yrs).Tues, Wed, Thurs 9.30- 11am term time at Wigginton Recreation Hall. Pre-School – 3-5 years - Mon-Fri term time. Morning session 9am – 12 noon, Afternoon session 12.45pm -3.15pm . Plus 1 hr Lunch Club can be added to am or pm session. Early Years Funded places available. Extended School – 3-11 years Breakfast Club 7.40-9am & After School Club 3-6pm including breakfast/snack. Supports children’s interests in sport, games & crafts. Holiday Club – Care for 3-11 year olds, with fully engaging activity programme. Full day 8am – 6pm Half Day 8am – 1pm or 1pm – 6pm Tel : 01904 758717


Huntington Pre-school Babies and Toddler Group: Monday and Friday mornings 9.15 10.45 during term time. The Memorial Hall, Strensall Road, Huntington. All welcome. £3 per session including refreshments for adults and children. Discounts available for half-termly registration or additional children. Feel free to call in, or contact Lynne Britton on 01904 765017 or email


The Memorial Hall, Strensall Road, Huntington. Babies and Toddler Group (birth to 3 years) Monday and Friday mornings 9.15 – 10.45 (term time only)Pre-school (2.5 – 5 years) Monday to Friday mornings 9.00 – 12 noon (term time only). Rising 5’s sessions are held from January to July to help prepare children for the transition to school. Please feel free to call in during our opening times or for information contact Lynne Britton on 01904 765017 or email


Orchard Park Community centre, Off Brockfield park shops, Huntington. Open- Mon to Fri 9.15 to 12.15. Lunch Club 12.15 to 1.15 For children aged 2 to 5 to Learn and play.. Please call Sandra on Tel 07407 700315 or 01904 626361 for more info


We offer places to children aged 2 years to school age in a warm, stimulating and caring environment with outside playspace. OFSTED registered with qualified staff. Playgroup runs on Mon and Wed from 9.30 -12 noon with an optional Lunch Club from 12 -1pm and all day Friday 9.30-3pm. .Contact Jo on 01653 618356.


Village Hall, Thu 9.45-11.45am Play and other activities for all babies and toddlers with their

parents and carers. Health visitor drop-in first Thursday of the month. All welcome. Contact Margaret on 01347 878314.


The Community Centre, Shipton by Beningbrough, York. A friendly Pre-school with places from 2 years old to School age. Ofsted registered with qualified staff. Sessions run on a Mon,Wed,Thur and Fri (term time only) with an optional lunch club available and afternoon sessions run on a Wed and Thur until 3.15pm. Toddler & baby group each Tuesday 9.3012noon (term time only). There is also a large garden area available for the children to play in. Come along and meet us. For more information please contact the Pre-school team on 07546 571089


The Pre School is OFSTED registered and inspected. Sessions are; Toddler group- Tuesday 10.00am - 11.30am. Pre -School - Monday 09.10am-11.40am. Wednesday 09.10am11.40am Thursday 09.10am-11.40am Friday 09.10am-11.40am. For more information contact Kerry or Suzanne on 07799727656


We are a pre-school for children from 2-5 years. We are ofsted inspected and LEA funded. Monday - Friday 9.00am-12 noon (term time only). Wednesdays - 12.30pm - 3.30pm Christ Church, Stockton Lane, York YO31 1JG tel: 07746 806426 For more information contact: Mrs Fiona Wheeler tel: 07746 806426 During Play group opening times only

COMMUNITY between 12.30 and 1.30pm at Oaken Grove Community Centre, Haxby. Run alongside the Haxby Postnatal Group, this is a drop in facililty and we also welcome pregnant mums. More details are available on our website: or email our


If you are a parent and carer of a 0-19 year old then you can get free, professional, helpful, and up-to-date information about... Finding and paying for childcare,free early education places for 3 and 4 year olds ,returning to work, working in Early Years, family groups and activities, local parenting support. Call us on 01904 554628 or text ‘info’ to 07624 802244 and we will call you back.



We play on a Friday night between 6 and 8 at Joseph Rowntrees School. Contact Jean 01904 760347 for more information.


Starting Table Tennis- A six week course for absolute beginners. Have you wanted to play and never known where to start? Call now for details of our NEW courses. Phone Nick on 01904 481039 or Keith on 07770 874996 Email: or



Haxby Shotokan Karate Club is a friendly traditional karate club with a proud 30 year history. The Club train on a Monday and Thursday from 7pm – 9pm at Wigginton Recreation Hall, The Village, Haxby, York, YO32 2PL. The Club is open to people of all ages and abilities whatever their fitness level. Whether you are a complete beginner or a black belt, everyone is always welcome.To receive a FREE training session, or to find out more, please visit the Club’s new website www.haxbykarate. Alternatively phone Ian on 07909 991541, email or pop along to a training session.


At the moment we run 6 teams from the ages of 7-16 years. We need boys and girls, ages 5,6,7, & 11 to join our small friendly football club.All of our coaches are FA Coaching Level 1 trained and have been CRB checked. We train every Saturday 10.30 - 11.30am at Ethel Ward Playing Fields, Haxby. We are always looking for people to help out with training, coaching and refereeing. Full training is provided. Please phone Neil Thorbinson on 01904 761908

A non profit making organisation run by the parents for the parents and their children. All children 0–5 years are welcome.You don’t have to book a place in advance or commit to every week, just drop in when you can. We also have a designated area and toys for babies.The hall has full disabled access and facilities. Only £2 per session (£3 for family groups, £1 for adults and £1 for babies), first session is free. Thursdays 9.30am - 11.30am (term-time only) Stockton-onthe-Forest Village Hall. For more details contact Karen (01904) 870759 We offer a natural transition from pre-school to school as we are situated next door to Robert Wilkinson School. We have various sessions on offer in our newly refurbished setting – Pram Club/Messy’s (‘pay as you go’)– Fridays 1.15pm – 2.45pm. Rising 3’s – Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 1pm – 2.55pm. Pre-schoolers – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays – 8.45am – 12.45pm and Wednesdays 10.45am – 2.45pm. For more information telephone Sarah on 01904 492937 or email


tel: 01904 442826 Friday mornings 9.30am 11.00am - £1 per session. The mums and tots session will be run by the Stepping Stones staff in Hurst Hall, with lots of crafts and activities to keep the under twos busy. (Please feel free to bring along an older sibling if your toddler has one). Children attending the toddler group will have priority on the Stepping Stones Pre-School waiting list.


Haxby, Wigginton & Huntington. Calling all Mums - Treasure Chest is here to help! A group of local mums dedicated to promoting, supporting and encouraging breastfeeding in the Haxby, Wigginton & Huntington areas, have got together to form Treasure Chest. As well as being mums, we are fully trained Peer Supporters. We meet up every Monday



We are a Charter Standard football club meeting the required FA coaching levels and CRB clearances etc. The club have excellent facilities at Hopgrove sports ground on the Malton Road York, where the teams train and play home fixtures. For 2011/12 season we will be running a Ladies open age team, Boys and Girls under 10s, Boys under 14s and under 15s and Mens open age. Players are required for all teams for the coming season. Training is continuing through the summer, so if interested come down and give it a go. Contact Karl on 07896 674299 or for further details.


We welcome new players of all abilities, please contact Jason halliwell on 07714471271 for further details


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YORK York & District Senior League are looking to recruit both Senior and Junior players. Our indoor nets start at the end of February. We play at the Sports Fields, White Rose Avenue. We have excellent playing facilities and a good after match social side. Please contact Paul on 07533655470, email paul.stimpson3@ or Matt on 07885282937, email


…affiliated to England Netball. Would you like to join this very successful netball club which currently run a team in the North Yorkshire Netball Academy League and 4 teams in the York & District League. Currently Champions of this League with two teams in Division 1, one in Division 2 and one in Division 4 of the 7 Divisions which make up this League. The Club also runs a youth section (Yr 7 upwards) and has 4 teams playing in the Netball York League for junior players and two of these teams also play in the North Yorkshire Junior League. Please contact the club secretary Mrs Alison Blackler on 01904 612268 or 07751 984840 or Val Kennedy on 07708 050307. Training is on a Monday evening at the Ethel Ward Playing Field throughout summer, and the League season runs from September until March. Would you like to learn to umpire? We have a qualified tutor in the club. Also if you are a budding Junior player ( school years 7-10) there is a junior section which trains every other Monday, 6 -7:15pm. All coaches are CRB checked.


Are you looking to join a netball club – we are looking for new players. We are affiliated to England Netball and run 4 teams in the York and District League spread over the league’s 7 divisions and we are a CAPS accredited Club from England Netball. If interested please contact the Club’s secretary Pam Drake on 07547 095 603 For information on our junior section please contact Audrey Smith 01904 761641.


Junior coaching on Thursday and Friday nights for 5-16 year olds. Adult coaching is held on Saturday afternoons. We also run holiday camps, fun days, many social events and tournaments. People can contact: Joanne on 07835948593 if interested.


Classes for boys and girls from reception to year 10. Classes are held at various venues across York, Monday to Friday– venues include Archbishop Holgate’s School, Manor C of E School, Park Grove Primary school, Canon Lee School, Joseph Rowntree School and Huntington Secondary School. Partnership Gymnastics is affiliated to British Gymnastics, run by fully qualified coaches all with CRB clearance. The club has also achieved club Mark for its high standards and quality coaching. For more information please contact Ruth Walker 07886926420.


Sandburn Hall, Flaxton. Fridays 2 - 3.30pm All ages welcome. tel: Stephen Marshall 01904 490440 for more details


Tennis Club - There are now 3 newly surfaced tennis courts. Muga Pitch - The floodlit muga pitch is now available for hire for both 5 a sidefootball and netball. tel 07951 920 308 or email


All of our coaches are FA coaching level 1

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qualified and are CRB checked. Training is on Saturday mornings at Durlston Drive, Strensall. If you are interested in playing then please email or ring Louise on 07801896698.


Lawn Bowls - A sport for all ages. Strensall Bowling Club has been in existence for a long time yet seems to be little known. We are a small and friendly club and always happy to welcome new members of any age; under 18s bowl free! Adults pay only £30 for the season, which runs from April through to September. Entrance to our club is between house No’s 5–7 Park Gate near the terminus of the No 5 Bus. We can provide Bowls and Coaching and a months free trial. As a club we compete in various leagues, hold regular friendlies and, of course, social bowling, including tea and biscuits. For more information contact the secretary Annette Prosser on 01904 492807


Strensall Village Hall, Wednesdays 7.30pm 9.30pm. Membership is £5 per annum and £1.50 each Wednesday. Tel Jackie Silk on 01904 492993 for more details.


Come and play lawn bowls, a sport for all ages. We welcome beginners and seasoned bowlers alike and we can lend newcomers a set of woods to see if they like the game. Adult membership age 26+ is £52 flat fee, £26 ages 18 to 25 and free to juniors under 18 and you can play as often as you like. Why not take the opportunity of a month’s free trial membership, without obligation. For further details, or to arrange a visit, contact: Colin Ellis (Secretary) on 01904 760877 or Email: colin.


Under 9s are looking for new players. We train every Wednesday 6-7pm. All coaches are CRB checked. For more details please call Richard Colley (FA Level 1 instructor) on 07814 266987


Classes are held on a Wednesday evening during term time, at Archbishop Holgate’s School, Hull Road, York. The club is affiliated to British Gymnastics and is run by qualified coaches who have all been CRB checked. We are also a club mark accredited club. For more information or to request a registration form please contact Anna Murray on 07507638804 or e-mail



Boys & Girls age 6 to 14. Beavers: Mon & Thurs 6.00 - 7.15 pm. Cubs: Weds & Fri 6.30 - 8.00pm Scouts: Mon 7.30 - 9.00 pm. Thurs. 7.45 - 9.15 pm. Contact Pauline Briggs 01904 760004


Girls aged 5-14years old. Rainbows 5-7years Wednesday evenings. Brownies 7-10yrs old Mondays,Wednesday,Thursday evenings. Guides 10-14yrs old Monday, Thursday evenings. Units meet throughout Haxby & Wigginton. Adults- Can you spare an hour a week? Are you interested in finding out more about being a volunteer? Contact Helen Feetenby 01904 762926 for further details

Boys and girls 8 to 14. Cubs: Tuesday 6.30pm - 8.15pm, Scouts: Friday 7.00pm - 9.00pm. If interested please phone Matthew on 01904413882 or visit


Rainbows take part in games and activities as part of their programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw. Everything a Rainbow does helps her to develop and to think for herself, in a safe girl-only environment. A girl can join Rainbows at any time after her fifth birthday. Most Rainbows move on shortly after their seventh birthday. For further details about when the 29th York (Huntington All Saints) Rainbows meet and to see if there is availability for you to join, you can contact Miss Stephanie Easton (known to the Rainbows as Robin) on 07875 541520, who is Guider in charge of the Rainbows.


Boys and Girls age 6 - 14. Beavers Tuesday 6pm - 7pm. Cubs Thursday 6.30pm - 8pm. Scouts Friday 7pm - 9pm We are in need of leaders for the group. For further information please contact Wendy Davis 07808882749 or drop in to any of the group nights as above.


Boys and Girls, age 6 to 14. Beavers: Mon 6.00 .700pm. Cubs: Tues 6.45 - 8.15pm. Scouts: Fri 7.00 - 9.00pm. We are also in need of Leaders - any one interested please contact Kath Shapcott on 01904 421096.


A uniformed organisation for children aged 13-18 years. We are based in Easingwold. We parade on a Tuesday evening at Easingwold and Friday evening at RAF Linton On Ouse in the gymnasium between the hours of 1930 – 2200. We do have a minibus that goes from the car park of The Cottage Inn in Haxby via Shipton by Beningbrough at 1900hrs. We cover a range of activities from flying and gliding to target shooting and sport. The cost is £36 per quarter and covers the above activities and uniform. Email: 2487@aircadets. org Charity No. 1559/79



Safe, supervised indoor and outdoor areas. The cost of sessions is £1.50 per session. Come along and try us out! WEDNESDAY OPEN YOUTH CLUB: An Open Youth club is run at the centre on a Wednesday Night for anyone aged 10-16 years. The club runs from 7 - 9pm and facilities include a Nintendo Wii on projector screen, Widescreen TV, Pool Table, Outside Sports, Table Tennis and Tuck Shop.


If you are interested in acting, singing and dancing and are between 8-16 years of age, please come and give us a try. With two productions each year, themed nights and theatre trips – its lots of fun! Sessions are run on a Thursday evening. Depending on numbers, priority will be given to residents of Haxby & Wigginton. For more info contact Megan Godden on 07786 121832 or email

1ST HEWORTH SCOUT GROUP Copy deadline for the next edition is Friday 2nd November


Local Events JOSEPH ROWNTREE THEATRE The Wizard of Oz 7– 11 November Tickets £13, £12 (conc), £9 (child)www. newearswickmusicalsociety. | 0844 8700887. Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Haxby Road, York, YO91 1RT

A Celebration of Glorious Music 2 November York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir

GUNPOWDER PLOD, RAT RACE 5k run & Firework festival 5 November Gunpowder plod 5k run and fireworks festival, Yorks biggest ever fireworks event begins at 4pm -midnight at York Knavesmire, Bustardthorpe. Run for charity, supporting Cancer Research, if you are interested in running the race or attending the event visit or email jeremy.watson@ratrace. com or call on 01904 409401 or send a letter to Rat Race Events Ltd | Unit 4 Stirling Park, York, YO30 4WU for all the information.

31 October 2-4pm and 5-7pm

Wigginton Recreation Centre 2 November 2-4pm and 5-7pm

Iolanthe 7 -10 November At the York Theatre Royal at 7.30pm on the 10th November performance begins 2.30pm. The musical director is Alasdair Jamieson and director is Pauline Marshall. Tickets are available from York Theatre Royal Box Office 01904 623568 or by post from R.P. Shouksmith Red Roof, Lords Moor Lane, Strensall, York, YO32 5XF. Cheques payable to York Opera- please enclose Stamp Address envelope. www. Registered charity number 700279.

York Stall

20 -24 November York Scouts and Guides

New Earswick Folk Hall



The 2012 Gang Show Making History



HAXBY & WIGGINTON U3A Annual General Meeting 16 November At the Wigginton Recreation Hall starting at 2pm.


WIGGINTON & HAXBY WI MEETING The Railway King by Chris Cade M.A

Malton Food Market

8 November Competition – A railway poem (original). St Mary’s Church Hall, North Lane, Haxby at 7.30pm.

1 December The Milton Rooms. Malton’s regular indoor market and the little brother of the bigger annual festival. www.welovemalton.

1-4 November For the second year running we will have a large stall at this ecofriendly themed weekend selling a wide range of items including our popular Christmas cards, plants, cat toys and dog treats. York Stall, Big Green Market, Parliament St, York.

HOVINGHAM VILLAGE MARKET 3 November Open from 10.30am to 1.30pm at Hovingham Village Hall, YO62 4LF. www.hovingham-market.

YORK FESTIVALS Illuminating York 31 October - 3 November More details to follow... Look out on • 01653 658776 • 57


CASTLE HOWARD Castle Howard, York, YO6O 7DA,, 01653 648333

Halloween Pumpkin Trail 27 October - 4 November Wrap up warm (and you might need your wellies) to take part in our spooky halloween trail. Creep your way through Ray Wood, find all our friendly pumpkins along the way, they will keep the ghosts and ghouls away! 10am-4pm throughout half term.

Christmas Craft & Produce Market 25 - 27 November Shop for perfect Christmas gifts and treats from the wide selection of delicious food and beautiful crafts. Open from 10am until 4pm.

NSPCC Christmas Fair 8 - 9 November Evening preview on Thursday, 5pm - 9pm singing by St Martin’s Ampleforth Choir. Tickets £12.50 including glass of wine & canapes. Day event on Friday, 9.30am -3.30pm. Tickets £7 (children free) | 01904 607341

Hallowscream ‘By Night’ 26, 27, 31 October & 1-3 November Journey to the dark side for a terrifyingly entertaining night to remember. Teenagers & adults looking for bigger scares should check out the 'Hallowscream' nights for some fearful fun!

Halloween ‘By Day’ 27 October - 3 November Open for October half term. The giant maize maze has been harvested but we have a host of Halloween activities for young sprites and gouls.

Firework Spectacular Wedding Fair 11 November Castle Howard Wedding Fair open from 11am until 3pm. More details, including ticket prices, will be available soon. If you would be interested in exhibiting at our fair please contact jnordli@ or 07971 094338

Christmas at Castle Howard 2012 24 November - 16 December From the elegant decorations and music in the House, to festive food, gifts and audiences with Father Christmas, there is something for everyone this Christmas at Castle Howard. Children will love a trip to Castle Howard with Geoffrey the Lion’s special house trail, rides on the Christmas Express to the Lakeside Adventure Playground and a fireside audience with Father Christmas (pre-book), a magical experience they’ll never forget.

THORNTON LE CLAY EVENTS Jumble Sale 3 November Thornton-le-Clay Village Hall Jumble Sale, raising money for Foston & Thornton-le-Clay Youth Club. 2 -4pm.

Christmas Fayre 17 November Raising money for Foston School PTA. 2 -4pm. Thornton-le-Clay Village Hall.

Christmas Shopping 22 December Raising money for Foston School PTA. 10am-4pm. Serving Refreshments All Day. Come and visit us whilst finishing your Xmas Shopping! St Crux Parish Hall – York.

SHERIFF HUTTON JUMBLIES Jumble Sale 24 November Raising money for Riding for the Disabled 2pm - 4pm, Sheriff Village Hall.

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5 November Giant bonfire, fire eating & Pyrojuggling show, spectacular fireworks choreographed to music featuring hit songs chosen by Minster FM listeners. Plus children’s play area, jumping pillow, live music from ‘HUGE’ in the barns, food stalls, bar and The Ivy Store Christmas shop.

FULFORD ARMS Benefit Gig 10 November From 7:30pm A great night out with great music by Reason Breeds Monsters, supported by David Breslin and Climbing Trees. Come and enjoy the music, cakes and maybe win a groovy prize in the raffle. The musicians are kindly donating their time and fees. Entry free but donations much appreciated.

Copy deadline for the next edition is Friday 2nd November


NOVEMBER 2012 • ISSUE 85 DALBY FOREST Papermaking for All 31 October Have fun learning the art of papermaking with Niki Hampson of Pulpitations. We will take a short stroll to collect natural objects which we will incorporate into colourful recycled pulps. Booking essential; call Niki on 01751 460134 or email pulpitations@, www.pulpitations. £8.50 per person or £30 per family of 4.

Ghoulish Gatherings 31 October Are you brave enough to take part in our fright night? In conjunction with Scarborough Coast College. See live bats plus children’s crafts. Bring a torch, walks start at 5.30pm and set off every 10 minutes until last walk 8pm. All ages, £5.00 per person, booking essential on 01751 472771 or book at the Visitor Centre on 01751 460295.

Star Watching 2 November Join Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society for a tour of the night sky. Bring warm clothing and a torch. These events are weather dependant please check www.scarborough-ryedale-as. for any changes. Free, donations appreciated. Any age welcome.

Dalby Dash



Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair

17 November At New Earswick Folk Hall at 1pm. Organised by ‘Charlie’s Angels’ in aid of the York Branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. All the usual stalls including raffle, toys, games, tombola, many types of crafts, jewellery and refreshments. Father Christmas Grotto £2.50 including gift. Admission 50p (children free).

24 November 11am to 1pm, Entry 50p for adults, children free. Lots of craft, gift and produce stalls to with everything you need for Christmas, lots of fun activity stalls and not forgetting the Grotto & Grand Raffle. As always we will have our every popular 2nd Hand Uniform stall. Refreshments also available. At the same time we are holding our Bag2School collection. Bring along your unwanted clothing, material, bags, belts, shoes, bedding, pillows & cushions in bags. We will get paid 50p for every kilo we receive. A great way to have a clear out before Christmas. Contact Joanne Olsen on 07790 837855/

ST NICHOLAS FAYRE Christmas Market


29 November 2 December One of the most popular Christmas markets in the UK, offering a range of markets specialising in gifts, crafts, and the very best in local farm produce. Outside markets move into Parliament Street, St Sampsons Square and Coppergate. The Guild Hall provides a home for 'Made In Yorkshire' artists and crafters from across the region. Barley Hall, presents a special medieval market with live crafting, mulled wine and costumed traders. St William's College houses an arts and crafts market for fine hand-made items not to be found in the shops.

A Christmas Carol Pantomime 6 - 8 December On the Thursday and Friday night, performances start at 7.30pm. On Saturday performance begins at 2.30pm. Adults £6, Concessions £3.50. Strensall Village Hall. Tickets available from Strensall Post Office from 1 November.

11 November Take part in a 10km race to raise money for charity. See www. for further details and registration. No entries on the day. YO18 7LT | 01751 460295

ROBERT FULLER GALLERY Christmas Exhibition 2012 3-18 November The Robert Fuller Gallery, Thixendale. Every day 11-4.30. Robert will be unveiling his latest original paintings at his Christmas Exhibition. Also on show will be a special focus on otters and walks, talks and workshops for adults and children. Free entry, no booking required. • 01653 658776 • 59

YORK HAXBY MEMORIAL HALL Vintage music & afternoon tea party 3 November 1-30pm until 3.30pm. The fundraising team are stepping back in time for the afternoon. Join them at this atmospheric village hall for an afternoon of live entertainment with Mickey Ramsbottom & The Alka Seltzer Sisters. Listen, dance or singalong to nostalgic songs from the 30s, 40s and earlier. Song sheets provided. Admission £4 which includes a cup of tea and a delicious homemade cake.

Sentimental Journey Vintage Dance Night 3 November The Ramsbottoms and friends will be holding a 1940s Dance at Haxby Memorial Hall, featuring Mickey Ramsbottom and Alka Seltzer Sisters - with DJ Big George Anderson. With music and dances from the period, to include: jive, lindy hop, charleston, strolls, waltzes, palais glide, quickstep, gay gordons etc. Tickets are £7.50 per person (bring your own picinc supper and drinks please). 7.30 - 11pm, doors open 7pm. Telephone 01904 765780. Email: for further details.

ST NICHOLAS FIELDS Fungi Talk & Walk 10 November 10.30-3.30pm, meet at York Environment Centre. Take a peak into the fascinating world of fungi. For more details see www. Entry: £2.50 adults/£1.50 children/£6 family, if possible please book ahead. 60 •

YORKSHIRE MUSEUM OF FARMING Halloween 31 October Spooky games and crafts

York Residents weekend 3 -4 November As the museum is closed for the York residents Festival in January, we run our residents weekend at the end of our season instead. See the York Residents’ Festival visit the website... Murton, York, YO19 5UF, 01904 489966, enquiries@murtonpark.,

MARGARET BERG & GUESTS Charity concert in aid of the NSPCC 10 November 7.30pm at Stockton on the Forest village hall. Margaret Berg & Guests performing, with songs from West End Musicals and other favourite melodies. Tickets are £10 from Margaret Berg on 01904 491604 or Wendy Whitwell on 01904 490758.

NATIONAL RAIL MUSEUM Paddington Bear™ 27 October–4 November Paddington Bear™ will be here for the October school holidays so grab your duffle coat and marmalade sandwiches and join us for lots of family fun. See website for more details



Stockton on the Forest Primary School

The Wonder Years Preschool and Boddler Group

30 November 3.15 - 5pm See Santa in his grotto. Grand prize raffle, tombola, cake stall, seasonal games and stalls. Refreshments.

31 October Wigginton Recreation Hall between 11am and 1pm. EVERYONE is welcome! You don’t have to attend a part of The Wonder Years to enjoy the fun. Only £2 admission per child and under 1 year and adults are free. We will have a fabulous freaky disco with DJ and party games, a tattoo stall and a fancy dress competition. Refreshments and snacks will be available at very reasonable prices. Please support The Wonder Years FUNdraising Events. Registered charity no. 1021196

Tale and aTune Need entertainment for your get together? Over 60s a speciality For more information please call Maureen Stannard or Ivy Eden 01904 644366 or 01904 768112

Copy deadline for the next edition is Friday 2nd November





on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December

The hall will be full of decorated christmas trees, a fabulous Santas grotto, gift stalls and refreshments. Santa will be at the hall at 1pm on both days. All letters to Santa can be left at the event and Santa will send a personal reply. All proceeds go to the upkeep of the Hall and towards our Raise the Roof appeal. We have to raise at least £60,000 for a new roof, so every penny counts!

Christmas Tree Festival Huntington Methodist Church Strensall Road, Huntington (on the number 5 bus route)

Friday 30 November to Monday 3 December. The festival will be open from 10am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday, 2pm to 5pm on Sunday and 10am to 3pm on Monday. There will be 18 trees sponsored and decorated by local businesses and organisations on the theme of Pantomimes, homemade refreshments will be available all day, and there will be stalls selling gifts, crafts and jewellery. Admission is free, and all proceeds are for the Churches’ improvements scheme. St.Margaret Clitherow’s

Traditional Christmas Fair Saturday 10th November 10 am - 12 noon in Haxby Memorial Hall Enjoy coffee and mince pies, hot fruit punch. Stalls include homemade cakes, Christmas cards, toiletries and jewellery, raffle, tombola, handicrafts, groceries, household goods, children’s games, books. ALL WELCOME. For information contact David Farnsworth Tel: 760973. • 01653 658776 • 61

INDEX ADVENTURE SPORTS The Gunpowder Plod.........23 AERIAL & AUDIO VISUAL SERVICES ADI Communications........... 6 Aerial Services......................... 3 BLTV Aerials...........................11 ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES AP Design Services............... 8 Prospect Design...................18 BATHROOMS Bluewater Bathrooms.......... 3 BLINDS AA Blinds................................34 BUILDERS ALH Builders..........................15 Eastgate Building Contractors.............................. 4 Pickering Construction Ltd... ...................................................51 LJD Construction Servies.... 6 CAR VALETING Autosheen Ltd......................37 CARPET CLEANING Andy’s Carpet Cleaning.....15 Future Carpet Cleaning Services Ltd...........................16 Kevin Atkinson Carpet Cleaning..................................14 Smart-Dry...............................35 Ultraclean................................. 6 CARS & SERVICING PaintX ......................................37 CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES Baby Swimmers....................31 COMPUTERS & WEB DESIGN Computer Troubleshooters... ...................................................22 G-TEC-IT...................................30 NYCOM Ltd............................30 CRAFTS Castaway Yarns.....................24 DENTISTS Howardian Dental Practice... ...................................................31 DRIVING LESSONS Sue Senior Driving School..... ...................................................37 ELECTRICIANS C&S Electrical York................. 6 D Carrington Electrical Services Ltd............................. 8 Electrical Connections.......16 Haxby Electrical....................20 Judge Electrical....................14


MARKETS Castle Howard Christmas Craft & Produce Market.....27 Hovingham Village Market... ...................................................26 MOBILITY Able to Enable Ltd...............36 MV Mobility...........................30 NURSERIES & CHILDCARE FUELS David Edgar Solid Fuels and Flaxton Village Nursery.....28 Haulage...................................34 Puddleducks Nursery.........30 York Montessori Nursery...22 FINANCES OPTICIANS Moneywise Financial Solutions.................................21 Haxby Opticians...................30 Pen Life Chartered Financial OVEN CLEANING Planners..................................29 Ultraclean................................. 6 PAINTING & FIREPLACES Focus Fireplaces...................18 DECORATING Hovingham Fireplaces.......34 Dave Kavanagh Painting & Decorating.............................51 FOOD & DRINK Highwayman, The...............26 MD Bonney Specialist Old Lodge Hotel...................27 Decorator...............................51 PJP Painting & Decorating FURNITURE & Contractors............................10 INTERIORS R Barker Painting & Interiors at Nine to Eleven..... Decorating.............................51 ...................................................19 PETS GARAGE DOORS Battle Flatts Veterinary ABI Group...............................36 Clinic........................................41 Hobman Garage Doors.....34 Spotless Dog, The................38 GARDENS Station House Vets..............39 Astek Landscapes................46 PLASTERING Future Landscapes..............48 ABM Plastering & Tiling.....20 House and Garden Ian’s Plastering Service........ 8 maintanence.........................16 Marks Garden Services......46 PLUMBING & HEATING BGT Plumbing......................... 5 RAC Handyman & Gardening Services.............47 DJC Plumbing, Heating and Rock and Stone York Ltd...47 Gas Engineers.......................15 DRS Installations Ltd..........10 York Landscapes & Maintenance.........................47 Gemma Lonsdale Gas Servicing.................................51 HAIRDRESSING GW Plumbing.......................... 2 Caren Vollans Hair Design..... Haxby Plumbing & Heating.. ...................................................30 ..................................................... 6 HEALTH & FITNESS Hopgrove Heating..............13 Slimming World...................40 PLUMBING - GENERAL York Pilates Matwork..........22 Ken Hamilton Plumber & Baby Swimmers....................31 Handyman.............................16 JOINERS Plumbing by Taylor.............51 Joinery and Property PRINT & EMBROIDERY Services...................................51 Yorkshire Print & Stitch......24 SM Maintenance..................18 PROPERTY KITCHENS & BEDROOMS. MAINTENANCE Cookhouse Design..............32 A Plus Property Dream Doors Ltd................... 5 Maintenance........................... 3 Instyle Kitchens Ltd.............. 7 CK Home Solutions.............20 Work Top Man.......................20 Mark Smith Electrical.........10 Wilson Electrical Services.16 ESTATE AGENTS & HOMES Hudson Moody....................64 FENCING Linear Fencing......................48 Westfield Fencing................47 York Fencing..........................46

Crystal Clear Home Improvements......................21 House and Garden maintanence.........................16 Joinery and Property Services...................................51 RAC Handyman & Gardening Services.............47 SM Maintenance..................18 Yorkshire Home & Property Services...................................14 RENEWABLE ENERGY Peak Power Systems...........17 ROOFING & GUTTERING BMB Fibreglass Flat Roofs Ltd............................................... 6 John Pletts Roofing.............20 Steve O’Neill Roofing & uPVC Fitters...........................14 Top Roofing...........................14 Ultimate Plastic Solutions..... ...................................................34 SOFT FURNISHINGS Neilson Interiors...................20 SOLICITORS Ardent Law............................28 TAXIS Elmpark Private Hire...........29 TILES Tile With Style.......................12 TILING ABM Plastering & Tiling.....20 TRAVEL Conexo Travel........................43 TREE SURGEONS Bartlett Tree Experts...........44 Expert Tree Care Ltd...........49 York Tree & Woodland Services...................................48 Yorkshire Tree Surgeons Ltd. ...................................................47 WASTE Acomb Waste Disposal......29 WINDOWS Cloudy2Clear........................17 Crystal Clear Home Improvements......................21 Instyle Windows..................... 9 Ultimate Plastic Solutions..... ...................................................45 Window Distribution Ltd..11

CROSSWORD: Across: 1 Decade, 4 Photos, 9 Plateau, 10 Label, 11 Rhyme, 12 Choices, 13 Destruction, 18 Chemist, 20 Ideal, 22 Ruins, 23 Opposed, 24 Degree, 25 Adults. Down: 1 Depart, 2 Crazy, 3 Deepest, 5 Hello, 6 Tobacco, 7 Splash, 8 Punctuation, 14 Evening, 15 Tripped, 16 Scared, 17 Slides, 19 Issue, 21 Easel. PICTOGRAMS:1. Read between the lines 2. United States 3. Money talks WORDSEARCH: Hidden Phrase: Never let a computer know you are in a hurry. 62 •

Copy deadline for the next edition is Tuesday 6th November



Do you do play an orchestral instrument? then come and join us at

We urgently need BRASS players

No auditions, just come along it doesn’t matter if you’re a bit rusty

For more details call YLO secretary on (01904) 870759 Or see our website


Strensall PO.........................................01904 490301 Haxby PO.............................................01904 763395 Huntington PO....................................01904 769180 New Earswick PO.................................01904 768105


Social Care Emergencies......................01904 762314 Macmillan Cancer Support ................01904 651700 York Hospital .................................01904 631313 Ambulance Service.............................01904 666000 Samaritans ..................................08457 909090


Strensall Chemist................................01904 492497 Haxby Chemists...................................01904 766512 .................................. or 01904 768911 Huntington Pharmacy.........................01904 762566 Lloyds Pharmacy, Huntington.............01904 623415 Tesco Pharmacy - Clifton Moor............01904 880449 Boots UK, Monks Cross .......................01904 656360



Town Clerk ..........................................01904 750378 WIGGINTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk ........................................01904 763880 STRENSALL & TOWTHORPE PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk ........................................01904 491569 NEW EARSWICK PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk ........................................01904 758028 HUNTINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk ....................................... 01904 758366


Hazel Court, James Street. Open Mon - Sat 8.30 7pm, Sun 8.30-4pm Towthorpe/Strensall Open Mon - Sun 8.30 - 7pm Beckfield Lane Open Mon - Fri 5pm - 7pm, Sat & Sun 10- 2pm


Haxby Road Primary ...........................01904 653218 Headlands Primary .............................01904 762356 Huntington Primary School.................01904 768636 Ralph Butterfield Primary...................01904 768325 Robert Wilksinson Primary..................01904 490306 New Earswick Primary ........................01904 768228 Huntington.........................................01904 752100 Joseph Rowntree.................................01905 552100 Easingwold .........................................01347 821451 Sheriff Hutton Primary School ...........01347 878441 Stockton on the Forest Primary...........01904 400366 Wigginton Primary .............................01904 761647


Huntington Library.............................01904 552669 Strensall Library..................................01904 552677 Haxby Library......................................01904 552660 Explore: New Earswick Library............01904 552629


National Debtline...............................0808 808 4000 Inland Revenue..................................0845 010 9000 Tax Credits..........................................0845 300 3900


Childcare Link......................................08000 960296 Childline....................................................0800 1111 NSPCC ................................................0808 800 5000


AA Breakdown .....................................0800 887 766 AA Roadwatch.....................................09003 401100 Rail Enquiries......................................08457 484950 Dial & Ride.........................................01904 551441 First Bus York.......................................01904 883000 Yorkshire Coastliner.............................01653 692556


Electricity emergencies.........................0800 668877 BT Faultline..........................................0800 800 151 Floodline............................................0845 988 1188 Transco Emergency Service - Gas..........0800 111 999 Yorkshire Water..................................0845 124 2424 Environment Agency........................ 0-870 850 6506 Domestic Violence Helpline................0808 2000 247 City of York Council..............................01904 613161 Crimestoppers.......................................0800 555111 North Yorkshire Police (non emergency) .................. ...........................................................0845 6060247 Safer York Partnership.........................01904 669069 Shop Mobility......................................01904 679222


RSPCA York..........................................01904 654949 RSPCA National Helpline....................0300 1234 999


York Outer: Julian Sturdy.....................01904 788355 York Central: Hugh Bayley..................01904 623713 • 01653 658776 • 63

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A spacious Victorian semi-detached property 3 bedrooms Living room Dining room

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A good sized dining kitchen with a Rayburn. Sitting room-a versatile extra reception room 600 sq ft garage/workshop Gardens to the front and rear

The Village, Strensall

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• House bathroom • Garage • Attractive lawned garden with decked terrace

A well presented detached house 4 bedrooms (1 en-suite) Sitting Room

to the rear

Large open plan kitchen/dining room

Thompson Drive, Strensall


• A good sized detached bungalow in need of • •

some updating 3 bedrooms Sitting room

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Dining room Kitchen Bathroom Garage & Good sized gardens

Orchard Way, Strensall


• A deceptively spacious detached bungalow • •

situated within a quiet cul-de-sac 2 bedrooms Sitting room

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Dining kitchen Bathroom Garage Large rear garden

Keith Avenue, Huntington


• An immaculately presented end townhouse • •

offering spacious accommodation 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite) Spacious sitting room

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Large open plan dining kitchen Good sized conservatory House bathroom Attractive landscaped gardens & garage

Terrington Court, Strensall


• An attractive end townhouse situated within a • sought after village location • • 3 bedrooms • • Sitting room

16ft dining kitchen Bathroom Attractive rear garden offering a good degree of privacy & garage

Terrington Court, Strensall


If you are considering selling a property or would like to register your buying requirements please contact us

Hudson Moody, 58 Micklegate,York T: 01904 650650



Handy Mag York November 2012  

Community magazine for the north of York area.