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Making a Stand

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22nd February, 2019.


The villagers of Tollerton turned out in force to show their opposition to plans for constructing an Industrial Scale anaerobic digester off Sykes Lane. The protest was attended by local North Yorkshire County Councillor Peter Sowray who accepted a petition of objection signed by over 300 individuals as residents massed onto the Village Green. Protesters walked along Sykes Lane as far as The Station Inn, just over the railway bridge, where they were addressed by local MP Kevin Hollinrake. He acknowledged the strength of opinion against the proposed development and promised to relay this to the Planning Committee....
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FIVE DIAMONDS!?

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22nd February, 2019.


No, not a bid at Bridge, but a Wedding Anniversary Thanksgiving Service for 5 couples at Easingwold Parish Church, who last year each achieved 60 years of marriage! This could also be regarded as the last commemoration of the church’s 600th anniversary which we celebrated in 2018, since 5 couples x 2 people x 60 years = 600 years! Vicar Rev. Margaret Young arranged this special Eucharist service as a tribute to marriage last Sunday, the nearest one to St Valentine’s Day! In her address, Margaret commented on how we celebrate marriage, though it may not always be easy: it involves two different people with sometimes different viewpoints. Marriage vows are a public commitment to share everything with the spouse. The important phrases are “to love and to cherish”. There can, of course, be good times and bad. But marriage is more than just the couple themselves: God is with them, and they have the support of family and friends. In conclusion, Margaret thanked all these couples for being an inspiration to others....
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Easingwold U13 Harriers Share 8 Goals in Thriller

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22nd February, 2019.


On a fantastic Sunday morning for football, the U13 Harriers hosted Copmanthorpe in what turned out to be the best game of the season. Easingwold started well, creating a number of early chances before taking the lead. Against the run of play and first half possession, Copmanthorpe struck twice to lead 2-1 at the break. Unfortunate to be behind at halftime, things quickly got worse for the Harriers as Copmanthorpe scored two quick goals to lead 4-1....
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Easingwold Teenager Nominated for Two Yorkshire Choice Awards

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22nd February, 2019.


Matt Greenwood following his success of becoming the youngest-ever Britcar Endurance champion and youngest National Endurance racing champion, has been nominated for Young Achiever of the Year and also Sporting Achievement of the Year at the Yorkshire Choice Awards 2019. The Easingwold racer fought hard throughout the season, with his teammate Sarah Moore, in their Whitworth Chemists sponsored Ginetta G50 managed by Tockwith Motorsports. Showing some magnificent and breath-taking race-craft and the ability to deal with unexpected inclement conditions, Matt has now set his sights on success at the Yorkshire Choice Awards....
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NEW VEHICLE ARRIVES AT ALNE HALL

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15th February, 2019.


Alne Hall welcomed the arrival of their new adapted vehicle last week. The vehicle which has been adapted to carry one wheelchair user will enable the residents to go out more conveniently to appointments and go shopping or visit friends locally. The vehicle was donated by the Friends of Alne Hall who take part in regular fundraising activities....
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Town Band update: a Workshop, a Tour – and a Wet Footnote

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15th February, 2019.


On Saturday 9 February the Town Band, with the generous support of Easingwold resident Mr Brian Bousfield, put on a Brass Workshop at the Galtres Centre. 27 learners, from school age to pensioners, were given a thorough workout in playing technique by tutors Richard Wilton, Musical Director of York’s top-flight Shepherd Group Brass Band and his colleague Mike Pratt. Participants came from the Town Band’s own training group and from Swinton, Thirsk and Northallerton Bands. The high quality of their performance of three short pieces, played as a ‘finale’ for friends and family members, certainly impressed their audience. Cornet player Dawn Shuttleworth from Huby said, “With all the help and advice given to us, I came away feeling encouraged and motivated in my efforts to become a better player.” At the Galtres Centre that evening, the Town Band raised over £600 at its ‘Camel Race Night’ in support of its summer Tour to Germany. Organizer (and baritone horn player) Simon Rose said, “With more than 80 participants, racing and betting got off to a brisk start and never looked back – there was plenty of noise and laughter all round....
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Easingwold Harriers U13s Secure Second Clean Sheet

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15th February, 2019.


After improved performances in recent weeks, last Sunday we visited Poppleton Panthers. The Harriers came away with an 8-0 victory and a second clean sheet of the season....
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School Games Award For Alne Primary School

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15th February, 2019.


Sport has always been important at Alne Primary School and we are very proud to have been given a School Games Mark award in recognition of our 'commitment to, engagement in and delivery of competitive school sport.' The award acknowledges the quality of the overall PE provision and the school's commitment to extracurricular sporting opportunities such as dance, yoga, gymnastics, judo and climbing. In the last year, all the children have had the opportunity to represent the school at a sporting event with our cricket, hockey, tag rugby, athletics, and football teams enjoying success in various competitions. We have also welcomed external coaches into the school from Yorkshire County Cricket Club and York City Football Club to work with the children and further develop their skills....
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YORKSHIRE WIN IN THE LANCASHIRE MASTERS

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8th February, 2019.


Our local badminton coach, Denis Cleary and his partner Ron Mellor from Huddersfield took the Gold in last weekends badminton tournament held in Lancashire. Some tough matches against some excellent opponents but teamwork with perseverance and a good game plan secured a great win....
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Forest of Galtres Camera Club

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8th February, 2019.


Members, apart from those on the committee, walked into the Parish Rooms to find a wonderful surprise. Committee members had reached a decision at their meeting held on Thursday of last week, that a new projector should be bought. With the decision made, the projector was ordered on Friday, here on Monday and set up by Mike Wallis, President, before members began arriving Monday evening. Smiles all round....
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Sutton On The Forest Preschool

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8th February, 2019.


Over the last few weeks we have been reaping the benefits in regards to the amount of space we have in our preschool hall. Having such a large hall means we have been able to zoom about on bikes and cars, jump around on our soft play equipment, practice our catching and throwing skills and also climb about on our big wooden climbing frame-and that was just inside (whilst leaving the rest of the hall for all our other activities)....
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Easingwold Country Market

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8th February, 2019.


What an exciting way to start the Centenary celebrations of Country Markets! Our NEW venue SHIPTON VILLAGE HALL was a big hit (despite the snow). Some established customers from Easingwold, new people from Shipton, Haxby and Newton, members of local WI’s all came to support us. The café was a big hit too. This photo makes it look quiet but none of us had time to take another one later on when we got a lot busier....
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EDCCA and FOSM

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1st February, 2019.


Friends of St Monica’s have agreed to fund two projects which will be run and administered by EDCCA. One – to provide car scheme assistance in the form of pre-arranged daily journeys to and from the York Against Cancer minibus which transports patients to and from the Bexley Unit at St James hospital in Leeds. This will benefit people in the Easingwold and District Area who find it difficult to make the journey alone. Indeed using the minibus has helped people share their journey with people who are undergoing similar treatments and can support each other. Passengers in our area will be referred to us by various means including the hospital....
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Millfield Clear Up

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1st February, 2019.


On a sunny, if windy, morning Easingwold Green Spaces braved the elements and ventured on a grand tidy round of the Millfield wood and wetland area. There were still lots of tree guards to hack off and thinning out of invasive species. A track was also cut, through the willow herb to the pond, to enable a permanent path to be constructed....
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Local Therapy Dog selected to attend Crufts

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1st February, 2019.


Piper, who is a registered Therapy Dog with the charity “Therapy Dogs Nationwide”, has been selected to appear at Crufts, the worlds biggest dog show. She’s been chosen, out of large number of dogs, to represent the Kennel Club’s “Bark & Read” programme in March. Piper attends weekly sessions at Outwood Academy Easingwold, where she listens to pupils read in the Library. Each student gets a 15 minute session, for 4 consecutive weeks. By the end of the 4 sessions, there is a noticeable improvement in both the students’ confidence & reading ability....
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FREEMASONS CELEBRATE BURNS NIGHT

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1st February, 2019.


If you were near The George Hotel in Easingwold on Saturday evening you may have heard some stirring bagpipe music. Some thirty freemasons, wives and friends were holding their annual Burns Night celebration. The haggis is traditionally piped into the room, before being served to the assembled guests. The photo shows W. Brother David Rowlands in mid address to the haggis....
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