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elcome to the September edition. I’m currently trying my hardest to work around the Olympics. It has been challenging to say the least with so many exciting events to watch and medals being won! After all the excitement September will seem so dull. What is there to look forward to? One bonus is that the children will be back at school – I’m sure they won’t think the same though! I have had two teenagers hanging around the house for weeks with seemingly nothing to do apart from gaze at electronic screens. I must be getting old because I remember my summer holidays being filled with meeting up with friends and….ok we were still bored! Roll on September…. Locally there are lots of events in September as I have been inundated with events to publicise. They are dotted throughout the Handy Mag so you will have to read it cover to cover if not to miss

This month’s features General

Books - Saved by the Bell.............................. p14 High Tech TV...................................................... p48

Business Features

anything! I would also like to apologise to all those people who love doing the Handy Mag puzzles every month as I could only fit one page into this edition! Hattie is the new face in the Handy Mag office. She joined the team a couple of months ago and is in charge of keeping the office (and me) tidy. This is no mean feat as my office is usually full of piles of paper that should be somewhere but I haven’t quite found where yet! I’m looking forward to knowing where everything is! The winner of the July competition was Mrs Peacock of Haxby. Well done! The answers are on page 61. Until next time....

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Please note that while the publisher takes care to be accurate no liability will be accepted under any circumstances should any of the contents of this magazine be incorrect. The Handy Mag does not endorse any advertising material included within this publication. The views expressed in the articles are not necessarily those of the publisher. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission is strictly prohibited.

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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo

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Set in New York, this is a gritty and realistic portrayal of a new teacher’s struggle to maintain discipline in an inner-city school. It may have been set in the 1950s but the subject matter is timeless, dealing with violence in a way that rings as clear as the school bell within today’s society. It has a brilliant climax that’s worth the wait and will make your old comprehensive feel like something from Enid Blyton. Copy deadline for the next edition is Tuesday 4th September


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The vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus) will always feature in any gardening poll of ‘top pests’. They’re an immensely successful pest; there are only females and each one is capable of laying about 1,000 eggs during the summer. If you have them in your garden, whether you like it or not, you probably need to get to know better.

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The adult vine weevil is just under 1cm long, matt black with tiny gingery brown flecks on its wing-cases. They’re a classic weevil shape with elbowed antennae and a phenomenal ability to grip on to nearly any surface. You’re likely to notice the notches around the leaf margins before you see the weevil. They tend to feed in the evening or at night, usually on the lower, most accessible leaves. The young stage weevils or grubs are about 1cm long, creamy white in colour and often curled into a ‘C’ shape, with no legs but a gingery brown head. You’ll find them in the compost or soil, close to the roots or tubers that they’ve been feeding on. Unless you’re removing a plant you’re unlikely to notice the grubs; it’s when a plant suddenly starts to wilt or die, or you realise that something is no longer firmly rooted that alarm bells should begin to ring.

What Do Vine Weevils Attack?

Vine weevils will attack nearly any plant you try to grow, particularly in containers. They’re a greater problem on perennial plants and those with fleshier roots or tubers. The adult beetles emerge mostly between March and May, but also at other times in greenhouses. The eggs are dark brown, less than 1mm diameter and are placed close to a suitable host plant. The eggs hatch to produce the creamy coloured grubs which feed and grow until they reach full size.

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An exciting new project led by the Ryedale Festival brings together choral singers from all over Yorkshire for a performance of Verdi’s great choral masterpiece in the York Barbican centre. This project is the culmination of 2 years of planning and gathers together small and large choral groups from across the area to form the Ryedale Festival Chorus including the Leeds Festival Chorus, Chanticleer Singers, York Cantores and the Simeon Singers as well as members of the Chapter House choir, Micklegate singers, North Yorkshire Chorus, York University choir, Ampleforth and Ryedale choir and many others. The performance will be led by the distinguished conductor Simon Wright and a stellar lineup of internationally renowned soloists including: Katherine Broderick (soprano), Louise Winter (mezzo soprano), Barry Banks (tenor) and Matthew Best (bass). They will be joined by the Orchestra of Opera North for this very special performance celebrating Yorkshire’s great choral tradition.

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The Stamford Bridge Singers’ Jubilee Cabaret Evening in Stamford Bridge Village Hall 13th October promises to be a fun and memorable event. It comprising a wonderful freshly-prepared twocourse buffet-style meal, interspersed with excellent entertainment to make the evening go with a swing. The Stamford Bridge Singers, directed by Michael Wiles, will be providing light-hearted music from some of our favourite composers, including Andrew Lloyd Webber and Simon and Garfunkel, as well as songs from the shows, ‘Oliver’ and ‘My Fair Lady’. There will also be performances by woodwind soloists, specially prepared for the occasion by Tim Bayley. Although the Stamford Bridge Singers rehearse every week in Stamford Bridge School, they rarely have the opportunity to perform for the people of the village so this will be a very special occasion – one not to be missed! Tickets are limited, so it is vital to book early to avoid disappointment (priced at £15, with concessions at £12 and children under 12 years at £8) They can be obtained by emailing the Singers on info@stamfordbridgesingers.co.uk and leaving your name, address and a contact telephone number, or by phoning Rosemary Downey on 01904 787181. Further information can be found on our website: www.stamfordbridgesingers.btck.co.uk

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fter hearing a talk by Jane Russell, local regional Funding Development Manager, about the work of the charity Children in Distress, Clare Burborough of Castaway Yarns in Haxby and Audrey Wilson, local knitwear designer, decided they would like to do something to help. The Charity works to help children in the Balkans and Eastern Europe who are sick, terminally ill, who have been diagnosed with HIV and AIDS and those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. They work with those children and families who are the poorest, disadvantaged and desperate. They do absolutely amazing work and it is worth checking out their website to find out more www. childrenindistress.org.uk In order to help raise much

needed funds and the charity’s profile, Clare and Audrey have invited knitters from the local area to knit a summer garden. Anything garden related would be accepted - any type of flowers, butterflies, bees, ladybirds, gnomes - anything you would find in a garden basically! Audrey has very kindly donated a tea rose and apple pattern to the cause. Both patterns are

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Castaway Yarns has just stocked up for the winter with the latest chunky wools and winter clothing knitting patterns that will keep the worst of the cold weather at bay. This season’s styles are very colourful, and there are some exciting new fabrics to try such as 100% baby alpaca wool – a favourite with keen knitters – and modern Katia scarf yarns. Castaway Yarns also provides general haberdashery supplies including buttons, threads, cross-stitch threads and a wide selection of knitting patterns.

If you’ve always wanted to create your own knitted jumper, scarf or cardigan but haven’t had chance to learn, help is at hand at Castaway Yarns. Regular Saturday knitting workshops take place run by Audrey Wilson, an experienced fashion designer and knitwear specialist, who can show you how to make your garments look catwalk-professional. Castaway Yarns’ owner Clare Burborough has a wealth of tips and knowledge herself to share, and her mother-in-law Jean, who often helps out in the shop, is an experienced knitter too. If you’re in Haxby around September 14, pop in and celebrate with Castaway Yarns as they’ll be marking their first birthday with a few balloons and

a Bucks Fizz party in the shop. Clare was taught to knit as a child by her grandmother and rediscovered her love for it when her children were born. Her mother-in-law produced a lot of clothing for the youngsters and Clare was struck by the modern styles, colours and patterns available. Once her children were at school and nursery, she started a social knitting group, and when she realised the level of enthusiasm for the hobby in Haxby, she decided to open a store to serve the local knitting community. She said: “We have been very busy since we opened and people have been very kind and encouraging about the shop, saying it was just what Haxby needed. Some people said they used to enjoy crafts and knitting, but had given up because they couldn’t get the supplies. Now they say since we opened they’ve picked up their knitting needles again. We get a lot of satisfaction out of knowing we’re helping people rediscover something they enjoyed.” Modern knitting patterns go far beyond simple clothing. Knitting patterns are available for chunky woollen headbands, home accessories such as cushions, and this summer some customers even knitteds their own bunting to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and support the Olympics. To find out more, including workshop dates and times, visit the website at www.castawayyarnsyork. co.uk or like the Castaway Yarns’ Facebook page.

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

York Pilates Matwork has moved…

We are now at The Old Crown Forge in Haxby Having rented a room within a beauty salon for some years, we have now created a beautiful space for our group Pilates and Stretch classes. We are also pleased to announce that we are being joined by York Pilates Studio to create a full-service Pilates studio. Catriona Skidmore will be offering Pilates ‘studio sessions’ on a variety of equipment including reformers, cadillacs and ladder barrels. The new premises, located on Station Road at the corner of Usher Lane at The Old Crown Forge, will have three studios plus a reception/lounge area.

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most illustrious kasbah, once home of a wealthy lord. Inside, a forbidding maze of dark alcoves and latticed windows recalls centuries of history while storks rattle their beaks on the battlements. Follow the road and you could dine pashastyle in Tifoultout kasbah, gaze at turrets and wall tattoos in Taourirt or explore the World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou where the fragrance of mint tea lingers in the air and locals speak of Lawrence of Arabia, Jewel of the Nile and other epics filmed on the spot. Suddenly, the desert wind rages through the streets, shaking the fig and pomegranate trees. Shops close their doors and the boys fishing in the river look at the sky and pack up their gear. It’s time to escape and climb to the spectacular Ait Saouen pass in the Anti-Atlas before tackling the steep descent to the Draa valley, stopping now and then to allow an iguana to crawl across the tarmac. To many visitors who come this far, Draa is the loveliest of the oases on the kasbah trail. Green palms, red earth, blue sky,

it unfolds like a tapestry along a river draped in oleander. Adobe villages and kasbahs grow out of the land in a jumble of tapering towers and passageways, courtyards and crenellations. Men in white djellabas sit under the trees, putting the world to rights, and goats and chickens roam unconcerned while in the shrine of Tamegroute, pilgrims consult holy books written on gazelle skin. After the long drive south, Zagora rises like a mirage in the hazy heat, a bustling little place with a vast palmery, as lush as velvet, and camels offering rides along the river. Bunches of dates glow like gold in trees and in the late afternoon light, the lonely Zagora hill takes on a magical purple shade. Only the brave venture to M’Hamid at end of the road where toffee-coloured houses are almost buried in the sand. No more oases, no more kasbahs, only giant dunes encroaching on the land, wave upon wave, the domain of scorpions and snakes and lonely caravans on their way to Timbuktu, 52 days across the desert. by Solange Hando

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years from now, or five? The smarter choice might be a box that brings features to your existing TV. Apple’s TV (£99) is one option, offering iTunes movie downloads and rentals as well as optional Netflix video on demand. It can also stream movies from your Mac, PC, iPad or iPhone. A similar Googlepowered set from Sony, the NSZ-GS7 (£200) goes on sale this summer. If you’ve dismissed an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 because you’re not interested in games, it might be time to think again: both consoles have dropped in

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New Season at York Camera Club

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he summer hasn’t exactly provided wonderful weather for outdoor photography, but there have been a few dry weekends lately. The photograph shown was taken at the gannet colony at Bempton Cliffs on a warm sunny evening in late July. Whichever aspect of photography interests you, landscape, wildlife, portraiture, macro, abstract or documentary photography, there is always plenty of variety on offer at York Camera Club. Established in 1952 and affiliated to the Yorkshire Photographic Union, the club meets every Thursday evening from 7.30pm. Evenings consist of a mixture of photographic talks, practical workshops and member and club competitions, providing both inspiration and opportunities for honing our photographic skills. Speakers for the first half of the season include acclaimed social documentary photographer, Ian Beesley and Olympic Photo Editor for Press Association Images, John Giles. Each season is also sprinkled with social and photographic trips; past trips have included visits to the Keukenhof festival in the Netherlands and boat trips to the Farne Islands. Summer walks through our beautiful Yorkshire landscapes and informal gatherings at a local hostelry are also organised between seasons.

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The club is active in the local community; members were delighted to provide photographs for the St Leonards Hospice annual calendar in 2012 and 2013 and to supply some photographs to York District Hospital this year. Meeting from September until May, the Club welcomes everyone with a genuine interest and enthusiasm for photography, from beginners to serious amateurs and professionals alike. The club

meets on Thursday evenings, at St Lawrence Church Hall, Lawrence Street, York, YO10 3BP, from 7.30 pm, where both visitors and new members are made most welcome. The new season kicks off on September 6th with a talk from Christina Elwood, a talented professional photographer who has turned a long-standing passion into her chosen career. Further details online at http://www. yorkcameraclub.co.uk/index. php

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s I am sure everyone has noticed, the recent wet weather combined with mild temperatures have led to very lush grass and most of us having to work extra hard to keep on top of mowing the lawns!

The lush green grass can be problematic for our equine friends too, especially those who are a little older, not doing much exercise or those carrying a bit of extra weight. It has been recognised for a long time that certain groups of horses and ponies are susceptible to getting laminitis when they eat too much grass, which becomes obvious to the owner when the animal has very sore feet and will not walk. Research over the last few years has shown that many horses and ponies which suffer frequent bouts of laminitis have an underlying illness which pre-disposes them to laminitis. The most widely recognised of these underlying conditions is Equine Cushings Disease, a condition which affects many older equines in which there is a problem with the pituitary gland, a small but very important gland at the base of the brain. In Equine Cushings Disease part of the pituitary gland becomes enlarged resulting in increased levels of cortisol, a steroid hormone produced by the body, which causes a variety of symptoms including a curly, thick coat and increased thirst and also a predisposition to laminitis. However, more recently a lot of research is being done into another underlying condition responsible for many cases of laminitis, Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS). Certain breeds of horse are genetically predisopsed to EMS, these tend to be horses which gain weight easily and need a low plane of nutrition to maintain their bodyweight (often called Good Do-ers!) Larger than normal amounts of fat cells mean that the horses body develops a resistance to the hormone insulin, which is similar to type 2 diabetes mellitus in people, but in the horse this can lead to laminitis. Horses which are suffering from EMS tend to be overweight with a big cresty neck and abnormal lumpy fat deposits over the body. Often they are horses which are doing little ridden exercise. Both Equine Cushings Disease and Equine Metabolic Syndrome can be tested for by means of a blood test, and both can be treated. We suggest all horses prone to laminitis should be tested, as well as overweight horses and older horses with thick curly coats.

More information can be obtained from the website www.talkaboutlaminitis.co.uk and during September and October this year it will be possible to print a voucher from this website to entitle you to a free test for Equine Cushings Disease, although you will have to pay for the vet to take the blood sample. Prevention centres on keeping your horse nice and slim, often regular use of a weigh tape helps as it can be difficult to recognise weight gain when you are seeing your horse every day. At this time of year it is important to be cautious with the grass and not allow our horses too much intake of lush green grass. We are happy to speak to all horse owners and provide more information and advice or to discuss testing your horse for Equine Metabolic Syndrome or Cushings Disease.

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“I met him on a Monday and my heart stood still, da-do-RonRon-Ron-da-do-Ron-Ron”! What ever the day of the week you meet Ron we can guarantee that this solid hunk of cat will steal your heart. Despite having tatty ears and looking a bit rough round the edges you would be hard pressed to find a more convivial

chap. Ron is always very excited and happy to meet new people and enjoys taking all the fuss you can spare, and being a generous sort he will give you a load of hearty nudges in return. Poor Ron was a stray before he came into the care of York Cats Protection and was quite bedraggled and shy when he arrived. As soon as he realised that we were here to look after him, and to feed him, he soon perked up. Ron would happily integrate into most family situations, so if you think you fancy this splendid cat perched upon you lap then come and meet him today. York Cats Protection Adoption Centre at 582 Huntington Road is open every

day between 11am & 3pm. If you would like to adopt Ron cat please contact us 01904 760356 or email us at york@cats.org. uk. All of our cats have been vet checked, microchipped, started on course of vaccinations, been neutered (if old enough), have been treated or fleas and worms and come with 4 weeks free pet insurance. Visit www.york.cats.org.uk to see the other cats in our care.

Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning 2012 Do you like Cake? Do you like Tombolas? How about meeting people and raising money for two good causes? Yes! Then come and join us on Friday September 28th. The Cancer Care Centre at York Hospital will be hosting Macmillans Worlds’ Biggest Coffee Morning from 10 am – 12 noon. Each year this event has become more and more popular and we would like to invite you to join in. There will be refreshments, a HUGE Tombola and plenty of cake. Please come along, bring your family, friends, or come on your own and meet new people, we look forward to seeing you. This year the money raised will be split equally between Macmillan Cancer Support and the Cancer Care Centre at York Hospital. For more information please telephone Michelle or Claire on 01904 721166. 52 • info@thehandymag.co.uk

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runs from 15th - 22nd September this year and Battle Flatts will be showing its support by offering free Rabbit Health Checks at our Stamford Bridge, Strensall, Pocklington and Malton surgeries. Free goodie bags and care information sheets will be available for those who attend. This year the RAW campaign is focusing on The Five Welfare Needs, Environment, Diet, Behaviour, Company and Health.

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SEPTEMBER 2012 • ISSUE 83 2ND SUNDAY RAMBLING CLUB

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

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

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE SOCIETY

Information and support for all people with dementia and their carers. www.alzheimers.org. 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: AL.york@tesco.net

BREATHE EASY YORK

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: www.breatheeasyyork.co.uk

BRITISH RED CROSS

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

CANCER CARE CENTRE

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.

CITIZEN ADVICE BUREAU

Free and confidential advice. Mon & Tues - 9.303.30pm. Wed 4.30pm-7pm. Thurs 9.30am3.30pm. Closed on fridays. 0844 826 9705 www. yorkcab.org.uk

CITY OF YORK PIPE BAND

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.

CITY OF YORK AND DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY.

We hold monthly meetings on the 1st 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.yorkfamilyhistory.org.uk or call Mike on 01904 767013

CRAFT AND CHAT GROUP

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.

EWENIQUE MACHINE KNITTING CLUB

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.

FRIENDS OF ST NICHOLAS FIELDS

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

FRIENDS OF YORK HOSPITALS

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@york.nhs.uk

FRIENDS OF YORK THEATRE ROYAL

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 friends@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

HALVES

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

HAXBY & WIGGINTON FLOWER CLUB

(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

HAXBY & WIGGINTON GARDENING CLUB

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

COMMUNITY HAXBY & WIGGINTON KNIT AND NATTER GROUP

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

HAXBY & WIGGINTON PROBUS CLUB

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

HAXBY & WIGGINTON U3A

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).

HAXBY & WIGGINTON LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

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

HAXBY AND WIGGINTON YORK IN TRANSITION

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 locally...contact to join the ‘germinators’ or express any interests: 01904 760659

HAXBY MEMORIAL HALL

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.haxbymemorialhall.org or contact the caretaker on 01904 764358 for further information. Registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales - No. 508205

HAXBY SINGERS

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

HEARING DOGS FOR DEAF PEOPLE

01844 348100. info@hearing-dogs.co.uk www. hearingdogs.co.uk

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YORK HUNTINGTON BRIDGE CLUB

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.

HUNTINGTON MEMORIAL HALL

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.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY (YORK BRANCH)

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. www2.mssociety.org.uk/York

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS LOCAL SUPPORT GROUP

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

NEW EARSWICK BRIDGE CLUB.

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

NEW EARSWICK CAMERA CLUB

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 www.communigate.co.uk/york/ newearswickcameraclub

NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY GROUP

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. yorkareagroup.co.uk/

OAKEN GROVE YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTRE

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

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.

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OCAY

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 (ocay@btconnect.com), or by calling in to our office in Townend Street, Monday -Thursday 10am -4pm or Friday 10am - 2pm.

PARKINSONS UK

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

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. careconfidential.com 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 www.reflectyork.co.uk.

RIVER FOSS SOCIETY

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. riverfosssociety.co.uk or from the Membership Secretary on 01904 768071.

RNLI GALTRES FOREST BRANCH

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 colin.lowe@virgin.net

ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF BIRDS - YORK LOCAL GROUP

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 www.yorkrspb.org. uk or ring 01904 794865.

SAMARITANS OF YORK & DISTRICT

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

SHOPMOBILITY IN YORK

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

SINGLE PARENTS NATTER AND PLAY

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

STAMFORD BRIDGE SINGERS

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

STOCKTON-ON-THE-FOREST VILLAGE HALL

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 BRIDGE CLUB

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

STRENSALL DINING GROUP

Who says you’re old and past it when you are 50 or over? Our dining group of friends are full of fun and life. So do not sit or eat alone, come and join us. We meet every 3-4 weeks at various venues in and around the York area. If you enjoy good food and good company then ring 01904 490987 for more details.

STRENSALL LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

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.

STRENSALL READING GROUP

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.

SAND HUTTON AND CLAXTON VILLAGE STRENSALL WOMEN’S INSTITUTE All welcome. Huntington ladies most welcome. HALL For more information, please call 01904 490758. The ideal venue to hire for parties, meetings, celebrations etc. Large bright hall, Meeting THE SHEPHERD GROUP BRASS BAND Room, Excellent kitchen facilities and cloakrooms. For more details please phone 0770 4353186 for competitive rates of hire.

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

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SEPTEMBER 2012 • ISSUE 83 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. www.shepherdbrassband.org

WIGBY WALKERS

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.

WIGGINTON & HAXBY WOMEN’S INSTITUTE

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.

WIGGINTON AND HAXBY OVER SIXTIES

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

YORK AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

The club meets every Thursday at 8pm at the Bishophorpe 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.

YORK BONSAI SOCIETY

Meet monthy 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

YORK CAVING CLUB

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 www.yorkcavingclub.org.uk or email: info@yorkcavingclub.org.uk or phone 07747 063181.

YORK CONCERT BAND

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.

YORK CORONARY SUPPORT GROUP TRUST

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.

YORK LIBRARIES

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

YORK LIGHT ORCHESTRA

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 www.ylo.org.uk or call our secretary on (01904) 870759 for more details.

YORK AND DISTRICT PAIN MANAGEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

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. www.ypmsg.co.uk

YORKSHIRE MINIATURISTS ASSOCIATION

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.

YORK MODEL BOAT CLUB

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. co.uk

YORK PHILATELIC SOCIETY

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@ btinternet.com. ) or to Tony Ward, Secretary, on 01904-411378 (e-mail:- aew6@york.ac.uk ) or to Peter Byrne, President, on 01904 792603. Further details can be found on the York Society

COMMUNITY website on:- http://sites.google.com/site/ yorkps/

YORK RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP (YORKRA)

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

YORK RAMBLERS

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. yorkramblers.org.uk or contact the secretary on 01904-628134

YORK ROTTERS

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. org.uk

YORVIK GATEWAY CLUB

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 just come along.

PLAYGROUPS

HAXBY PLAYGROUPS

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 manager@haxbyplaygroups.org.uk. www. haxbyplaygroups.org.uk

THE WONDER YEARS

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 –

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HUNTINGTON PRESCHOOL & TODDLERS

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 lynne.britton1@ btinternet.com

HUNTINGTON PRE SCHOOL

Huntington Pre School: The Memorial Hall, Strensall Road, Huntington. For children aged 2.5 - 5 years. Monday - Friday morning 9.00 -12.00, plus monday afternoon 12.30 - 3.30, (term time only). Additional Rising Five’s sessions also held to help prepare children for the transition to school. £7.50 per session if your child is not eligible for Council funding. Further details can be obtained from Lynne Britton on 01904 765017 email lynne. britton1@btinternet.com

ORCHARD PARK PRE-SCHOOL

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

SHERIFF HUTTON PLAYGROUP

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.

SHERIFF HUTTON BABIES AND TODDLERS GROUP

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.

SHIPTON PRE-SCHOOL & TODDLERS

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 9.30-12noon (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 Preschool team on 07546 571089

SINNINGTON PRE SCHOOL

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

STEPPING STONES PRE-SCHOOL

Playgroup. Tel: 01904 442826 Mon - Fri mornings 8.30am - 12 noon. Mon - Fri afternoons 12.30pm - 4pm. In our purpose built private premises we offer a fantastic

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child-centred/structured play environment for children aged 2-5 years.Sessions are £6 for two year olds (some funding is available for two year olds subject to circumstance) with full funding for three year olds - no top up fees!

STOCKTON LANE PLAYGROUP

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

STOCKTON ON FOREST TODDLER GROUP

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-on-the-Forest Village Hall. For more details contact Karen (01904) 870759

STRENSALL PRE-SCHOOL PLAYGROUP

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 sarahsmithpg@btconnect.com

TINY STEPS TODDLER GROUP

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.

TREASURE CHEST

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 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: www.treasurechest.org.uk or email our helpline:support@treasurechest.org

YORK FAMILY INFORMATION SERVICE

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.

SPORTS CLUBS

BADMINTON CLUB

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

DUNNINGTON SPORTS CLUB

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: nick.roberts@dunningtonsportsclub. com or keithmayhew@hotmail.com

HAXBY SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB

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. co.uk. Alternatively phone Ian on 07909 991541, email info@haxbykarate.co.uk or pop along to a training session.

HAXBY TOWN JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB

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

HUNTINGTON JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB

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 gafbr@ rocketmail.com for further details.

HUNTINGTON CRICKET CLUB

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

NEW EARSWICK CRICKET CLUB

New Earswick Cricket Club, who play in the 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@ btinternet.com or Matt on 07885282937, email matty_noble@hotmail.co.uk

HAXBY NETBALL CLUB

…affiliated to England Netball. Would you like to join this very successful netball club which

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SEPTEMBER 2012 • ISSUE 83 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.

HUNTINGTON MILLERS NETBALL CLUB

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.

NEW EARSWICK TENNIS CLUB

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.

PARTNERSHIP GYMNASTICS CLUB

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 BADMINTON CLUB

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

STRENSALL COMMUNITY YOUTH AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION.

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 strensallsa@tesco.net

STRENSALL FOOTBALL CLUB

All of our coaches are FA coaching level 1 qualified and are CRB checked. Training is on Saturday mornings at Durlston Drive, Strensall. If you are interested in playing then please email strensallsa@tesco.net or ring Louise on 07801896698.

STRENSALL LAWN BOWLING CLUB

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 SHORT MAT INDOOR BOWLS

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.

WIGGINTON BOWLING CLUB

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. ellis23@talktalk.net

WIGGINTON GRASSHOPPERS

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

YORK HOTSHOTS CHEERLEADING CLUB

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 yorkhotshots@hotmail.co.uk

SCOUTS & GUIDES

2ND HAXBY & WIGGINTON SCOUT GROUP

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

HAXBY MOOR GIRL GUIDING

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

1ST HEWORTH SCOUT GROUP

COMMUNITY 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.

CHRISTCHURCH SCOUT GROUP (STOCKTON LANE)

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.

STOCKTON ON THE FOREST SCOUT GROUP

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.

AIR CADETS, EASINGWOLD

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

YOUTH GROUPS

YOUTH CLUBS AT OAKEN GROVE COMMUNITY CENTRE

Safe, supervised indoor and outdoor areas. The cost of sessions is from £1 (with Yozone card) and £1.50 without.. 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.

IN-2-ACTING:

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 Tuesday and a Thursday evening, with split-age sessions 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 admin@oakengrove.org.uk

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 www.1st-heworth.org.uk

29TH YORK (HUNTINGTON ALL SAINTS) RAINBOWS

Rainbows take part in games and activities as part of their programme called the Rainbow

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LOCAL EVENTS

1 SEPTEMBER

Jumble Sale at Sheriff Village Hall organised by Sheriff Hutton Jumblies. Raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support 2pm - 4pm

1 SEPTEMBER

ECO-ACTIVE DAY - compost workout at St Nicholas Fields 10am-1pm, meet at York Environment Centre. You will get a warm feeling and free lunch in return for your help!

1 - 2 SEPTEMBER

Comitatus - The End of the Roman Empire at Dalby Forest. The Romans return to Dalby Forest. A chance to take a step back in time to the Roman era with the re-enactment group Comitatus. www. forestry.gov.uk

which non-walkers will be most welcome to join us. Walkers meet at 10am in the car park at the Dutch House, about a mile east of Crayke on the Brandsby road. Please tell Bob Jowett by Wednesday 12th if you are coming – lunch orders essential!

14-16 SEPTEMBER

Diesel Gala at NYMR. A great weekend for heritage diesel enthusiasts with a number of guest and home-based diesel locomotives on the line.

15 SEPTEMBER

Produce sharing at Haxby & Wigginton Methodist Church. 10-11am. Bring your surplus produce or just come along and share some of ours if you haven’t any yourself. All are welcome.

15 - 16 SEPTEMBER

York Festival of Traditional Dance. See website www.yorkfestivals.com for more details.

Wild About Wood Festival at The Arboretum Trust , Castle Howard. Watch chainsaw sculpting, demonstrations of furniture making, willow-weaving, or have a go at tree-climbing. Watch the ancient skill of heavy-horse logging, or take the family along to the Discovery Zone and get involved in a whole range of activities and workshops including pond-dipping, shelter building, arboretum art & bushcraft. Local food & drink. Archery, coracle making (and paddling!), watercolour painting or paper-making, or just relax and listen to some traditional English music. Woodland Market of arts & crafts. For more details see www.kewatch. co.uk

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2 SEPTEMBER

Thunder Day at Yorkshire Air Museum Live jets and propeller driven aircraft in the last of the Season’s big aircraft operations.

2 SEPTEMBER

Dog Day at York Maze. York Maze Displays of dog agility, from the Ebor Dog Club. Bring your dog along and give it a try!

7 - 9 SEPTEMBER

Bushcraft For Adults at Dalby Forest Learn how to survive in the wild - build and stay in your very own woodland shelter! Booking essential; call Mark Barker on 01751 417123.

9 SEPTEMBER

Allied Forces Memorial Day Service & Parade at Yorkshire Air Museum.

9 SEPTEMBER

Table top sale at Haxby Memorial Hall. If you wish to book a table Ring Brenda on 01904 764404. £7 inside or £6 outside . Set up from 7-30am . Doors open at 9am

11 SEPTEMBER

Yorkshire Craft and Produce Market in the Stable Courtyard at Castle Howard. 10am 4pm. Shop for delicious food and beautiful crafts all sourced or produced in Yorkshire, and in many cases locally to the Castle Howard Estate.

13 SEPTEMBER

Tombola in aid of the York Branch of the Myasthenia Gravis Society. 11-3.30pm. at Farm Shop and Cafe. Wigginton Road, York. Free Entry.

13 SEPTEMBER

Wigginton & Haxby WI Meeting. Hotters Shoes and Foot health by Alison Smallwood. Competition : A Tip for Tired Feet. St Mary’s Church Hall, North Lane, Haxby at 7.30 p.m

14 SEPTEMBER

River Foss Society Walk - from Marton Church to Mill Green, followed by the famous Dutch House Salad Lunch (£7) for 60 • info@thehandymag.co.uk

River Foss Society. Visit to York Castle (admission free) for a talk on the strategic importance of the River Foss and an opportunity to see the progress of the improvements to the river bank. A room has been reserved at the Masons Arms for those wishing to have lunch afterwards small portions available! Names, please, to June Card tel. 01904 766196

21 SEPTEMBER

Haxby and Wigginton U3A. Do your drugs and other medication work? Talk by Dr Myers. Venue: wiggington Recreation Hall. Time: 2pm. New Members Welcome. Please note meeting details may occasionally be subject to change at short notice. Admission £2.00 and includes tea and biscuits Friends welcome admission £3.00

Department at University of York. Learn how to collect spiders on a walk through St Nicholas Fields nature reserve with Geoff Oxford, an expert from the University of York. You will then take your finds to a laboratory at the Biology Department on campus to identify them and take a closer look through microscopes. Places are limited so please book ahead on 01904 411821 or info@stnicksfields.org.uk

23 SEPTEMBER

Flower Power Autumn Plant Fair at Sutton Park 11 – 4pm Admission £3.00 Children Free

28 SEPTEMBER

Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning 2012. Cancer Care Centre, York Hospital. 10am – 12 noon. Each year this event has become more and more popular and we would like to invite you to join in. There will be refreshments, a HUGE Tombola and plenty of cake. Please come along, bring your family, friends, or come on your own and meet new people, we look forward to seeing you. This year the money raised will be split equally between Macmillan Cancer Support and the Cancer Care Centre at York Hospital. For more information please telephone Michelle or Claire on 01904 721166.

28-30 SEPTEMBER

Autumn Steam Gala at NYMR. See website for more details www.nymr.co.uk

29 SEPTEMBER

Trackrod Motor Rally at Dalby Forest. An exciting opportunity to watch rally cars in action. There will be public vehicle access as far as Sneverdale only - all walks and cycle trails CLOSED for the day. See the Trackrod website www.trackrodmotorclub. co.uk for further information and price details.

29 SEPTEMBER

Supper Dance (Pie and Pea supper) with The Steve Cassidy Band at Holy Trinity Church, Stockton-on-the-Forest at 7.30pm in The Village Hall. Grand raffle, wine, soft drinks bar. Tickets £10 available from: Moira Tait - 400583, John Hall - 400182 or Arnold Tweddle - 400364

29 SEPTEMBER

Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning. Sheriff Hutton Jumblies. Raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support 10am - noon. Sheriff Village Hall.

Art Exhibition. For one day only two local artists - Nicola Cook and Catherine Whitesite - will be exhibiting collections of new work at the gallery ‘According to McGee’, on Tower Street, in central York (see www.accordingtomcgee.com). The exhibition is called “BIO” and features new collections of paintings, drawings and photographs on many aspects of nature. This is the first exhibition to be held by Nicola and Catherine, and they have chosen this particular gallery to exhibit, as it was here, seven years ago, where they met with co-directors Ails & Greg McGee who were running evening art classes. Plenty has been learned over those years, and now, all are welcome to come and enjoy the many and varied collections of work that make up the “BIO” exhibition.

22 SEPTEMBER

30 SEPTEMBER

21 - 30 SEPTEMBER

York Food and Drink Festival. The Festival is a showcase for Yorkshire Food. For 10 days, York city centre of will have stands from farms all over Yorkshire, but you will also find stands from local delicatessens, ethnic food producers and national and continental guest producers. See website www.yorkfestivals.com for more details.

22 SEPTEMBER

Spider Workshop at St Nicholas Fields. 10:30am-3:30pm. Meet at York Environment Centre, then the Biology

Car Boot Sale in aid of Strensall Preschool Playgroup. Village Hall, Strensall. 12 2.30pm. To book a pitch (£5) please call

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30 SEPTEMBER

Harvest Festival at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming. Harvest celebrations and seasonal activities

6 OCTOBER

Peter Pan. Victora Rooke School of Dance and Drama

GRAND OPERA HOUSE

COMMUNITY

YORK THEATRE ROYAL

Box office: 01904 623568

4 SEPTEMBER

Miriam Margolyes in Dickens’ Women

5 - 8 SEPTEMBER

Strensall Shopping & Social Evening. Hurst Hall Strensall. 7.30 - 10.30pm. In aid of Help the Heroes. Bring a bottle and nibbles. A great opportunity to socialise and get your shopping done for Christmas. We will also be taking orders on the night. Plenty of raffle prizes.

Box office: 0844 847 2322

10 SEPTEMBER

Bouncers. Lads are on the pull, girls are on the razzle and the beer and alco-pops are flowing free – and the bouncers see it all. Meet Les, Judd, Ralph and Lucky Eric as they prepare for another night, another crowd.

14 OCTOBER

phenomenon.

14 - 29 SEPTEMBER

Autumn Fair. York RSPCA Animal Home 11- 3.30pm at the Home. £1 entry, accompanied kids free. Come and see our lovely animals, all looking for new homes. Enjoy refreshments, home made cakes, books and more.

JOSEPH ROWNTREE THEATRE

Box Office 01904 623568 or 01904 658197

2 SEPTEMBER

Music Night A Celebration of the Popular Song

20 - 22 SEPTEMBER

4 - 8 SEPTEMBER

Legally Blonde - The Musical. Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional Stand-up

12 SEPTEMBER

Buddy Holly and The Cricketers

17 - 22 SEPTEMBER

Singin in the Rain. Adapted from the 1952 movie of the same name, the plot closely adheres to the original. Amateur production.

26 SEPTEMBER

Mark Watson. Comedian

27 SEPTEMBER

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

BLOOD DONOR SESSIONS

6 SEPTEMBER

The Folk Hall New Earswick 2 - 4pm and 5 - 7pm

11 SEPTEMBER

The Upbeat Beatles

Ebor Stand, York Racecourse 2 - 4pm and 5 - 7pm

29 SEPTEMBER

28 SEPTEMBER

Motown’s Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is

HMS Pinafore. Join us for a voyage into the Roaring 1920’s aboard H.M.S. Pinafore

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

Memory Walk 2012 ®

Walk with us to fight dementia Knavesmire, York, 23 September Sign up now at, memorywalk.org.uk

Registered charity number 296645. Alzheimer’s Society operates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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INDEX ACCOUNTANTS McGlincheys Chartered Accountants...........................49 AERIAL & AUDIO VISUAL SERVICES ADI Communications..........12 Aerial Services.......................... 9 BLTV Aerials............................11 ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES AP Design Services..............17 Prospect Design....................20 BATHROOMS Bluewater Bathrooms........... 5 BEAUTY Caren Vollans Hair Design.45 BLINDS AA Blinds.................................12 BUILDERS ALH Builders............................. 8 Eastgate Building Contractors.............................12 LJD Construction Services.30 CAR VALETING Autosheen...............................41 CARPET CLEANING Andy’s Carpet Cleaning......20 Future Carpet Cleaning Services Ltd............................24 Kevin Atkinson Carpet Cleaning...................................18 Ultraclean................................16

DENTISTS JOINERS Howardian Dental Practice.... Joinery and Property ....................................................47 Services....................................18 Neil Jackson Joiner...............34 ELECTRICIANS C&S Electrical York................16 KITCHENS & BEDROOMS D Carrington Electrical Cookhouse Kitchen Design... Services Ltd............................18 ....................................................15 Electrical Connections........20 Dream Doors Ltd.................... 3 Haxby Electrical....................... 8 Instyle Kitchens Ltd............... 7 Judge Electrical.....................12 Kingfisher Kitchens..............22 Mark Smith Electrical..........24 Richard James Handmade Wilson Electrical Services..14 Interiors....................................17 Work Top Man........................24 ESTATE AGENTS & HOMES Hudson Moody.....................64 FENCING Westfield Fencing.................28 York Fencing...........................29 FINANCES Moneywise Financial Solutions..................................38 Pen Life Chartered Financial Planners...................................37 FIREPLACES Focus Fireplaces....................25 Hovingham Fireplaces........20 FOOD & DRINK Cottage Inn, The....................43 Highwayman, The................43 GARAGE DOORS ABI Garage Doors.................40 Hobman Garage Doors......17

Puzzle Solutions

GARDENS Astek Landscapes.................29 CARS & SERVICING Bartlett Tree Experts............26 Paint X.......................................41 Expert Tree Care Ltd............31 Future Landscapes...............30 COMPUTERS & WEB Grumbleweed........................29 DESIGN Lee’s Lawns.............................30 Computer Troubleshooters.... Rock and Stone York Ltd....29 ....................................................48 Tree and Woodland Services. Coppins Systems Services.48 ....................................................28 G-Tec-IT....................................49 York Landscapes & NYCOM Ltd.............................49 Maintenance..........................30 York IT Services (UK) Ltd...... 4 Yorkshire Tree Surgeons Ltd.. ....................................................29 CONCERTS & FESTIVALS Ryedale Festival.....................35 HEALTH & FITNESS Sarah Marsden Zumba CRAFTS Castaway Yarns......................39 Fitness.......................................45 Slimming World....................44 York Pilates Matwork...........45

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Robgasman............................34 PLUMBING - GENERAL Ken Hamilton Plumber & Handyman..............................30 MB Plumbing & Drainage.... 3 Plumbing by Taylor..............18 PRINTING WD Print...................................63

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE A Plus Property Maintenance..........................10 CK Home Solutions..............19 MARKETS Crystal Clear Home Castle Howard Courtyard Improvements.......................25 Market......................................43 Joinery and Property Hovingham Village Market.... Services....................................18 ....................................................42 Ken Hamilton Plumber & MOBILITY Handyman..............................30 Able to Enable Ltd................41 SM Maintenance...................24 MV Mobility............................34 Stewarts Property Services.... ....................................................18 NURSERIES & Yorkshire Home & Property CHILDCARE Flaxton Village Nursery......45 Services...................................... 6 York Montessori Nursery....47 RENEWABLE ENERGY Puddleducks Nursery..........44 Green Energy Projects Ltd.10 Peak Power Systems............32 OPTICIANS Haxby Opticians....................37 OVEN CLEANING Ultraclean................................16 PAINTING & DECORATING Dave Kavanagh Painting & Decorating..............................18 MD Bonney Specialist Decorator................................29 PJP Painting & Decorating Contractors............................... 8 R Barker Painting & Decorating..............................29 PETS Battle Flatts Vets....................53 Spotless Dog, The.................53 Station House Vets...............51 PLASTERING ABM Plastering & Tiling......29 Ian’s Plastering Service.......30 PLUMBING & HEATING BGT Plumbing.......................... 5 DJC Plumbing, Heating and Gas Engineers........................24 DRS Installations Ltd...........10 GW Plumbing........................... 2 Haxby Plumbing & Heating... ....................................................16

ROOFING & GUTTERING BMB Fibreglass Flat Roofs .18 Ian Barber Lead Roofing....16 John Pletts Roofing..............17 Steve O’Neill Roofing & uPVC Fitters............................20 Top Roofing............................12 SOFT FURNISHINGS Neilson Interiors....................14 SOLICITORS Ardent Law.............................49 TAXIS Elmpark Private Hire............37 TILES Tile With Style........................21 TILING ABM Plastering & Tiling......29 TRAVEL Conexo Travel.........................47 WASTE Acomb Waste Disposal.......30 WINDOWS Instyle Windows....................13 Window Distribution Ltd..... 2

CROSSWORD: Across: 1 Insist, 4 Lesser, 9 Shampoo, 10 Twirl, 11 Cargo, 12 Benefit, 13 Continually, 18 Patient, 20 Reach, 22 Evict, 23 Obvious, 24 Dreary, 25 Glides. Down: 1 Insect, 2 Stair, 3 Support, 5 Eaten, 6 Skilful, 7 Relate, 8 Combination, 14 Outside, 15 Arrival, 16 Spread, 17 Ghosts, 19 Enter, 21 Avoid. PICTOGRAMS: 1. The chips are down, 2. Prime time, 3. Love is blind WORDSEARCH: Hidden Phrase; ‘Photography helps people to see’ Berenice Abbott Copy deadline for the next edition is Tuesday 4th September


LOCAL USEFUL NUMBERS

SEPTEMBER 2012 • ISSUE 83 POST OFFICES

WASTE SITES

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

MEDICAL

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

COUNCILS

HAXBY TOWN PARISH COUNCIL

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

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

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

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

TRANSPORT

SCHOOLS

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

PHARMACIES

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

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

LIBRARIES

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

FINANCIAL MATTERS

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

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

GENERAL SERVICES

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

ANIMALS

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

MPS

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

York Outer: Julian Sturdy.....................01904 788355 York Central: Hugh Bayley..................01904 623713

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

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• A substantial and superbly renovated semi • •

detached property 5 bedrooms (1 en-suite with newly fitted suite) Living room

• Dining room • Fabulous 23ft living kitchen and utility room with newly fitted units

• Good sized lawned garden to the rear • Garage

York Road, Haxby

£425,000

• An attractive Hogg built detached property • situated within a quiet cul-de-sac • • • 4 bedrooms (1 en-suite) • 18 ft living room with inglenook fireplace •

Dining room Kitchen with modern fitted units Established garden backing onto open countryside Garage

Netherwoods, Strensall

• • • •

£349,950

A beautifully presented detached bungalow 2 bedrooms (1 en-suite) Sitting room Large conservatory

• • • •

Newly fitted kitchen Wet room/Utility Lawned garden and decked terraced area Single garage

Beechwood, Strensall

• • • •

£295,000

• 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

£283,500

• A deceptively spacious detached bungalow • •

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

• • • •

Dining kitchen Bathroom Garage Large rear garden

Keith Avenue, Huntington

£235,000

• A superbly presented semi-detached property • situated in a popular location • • 3 bedrooms • • Living room •

Light and spacious 17ft dining kitchen Modern bathroom Attractive gardens Driveway providing off street parking

Brandsby Grove, Huntington

£209,950

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

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Community magazine for the North of York area.

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