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Easingwold parkrun gets under way


28th June, 2019.


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A fine sunny morning greeted the 150 participants and volunteers at the inaugural Millfield parkrun at 9am last Saturday. The event which is weekly, timed and free to enter takes place over 3 laps of the varied and interesting course at Millfield Park. Participants were able to walk, jog or run with the first finisher completing the 5km in 18mins 30secs. The organizing team formed after a public meeting back in January were very happy with the response to the event and received praise from the participants over the course and the organization. Results and times were published within an hour of the end of the event on the event website. Millfield becomes the 635th location in the UK to offer parkrun with over 2 million people registered to take part....
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Easingwold Running Club - Cleveland Way Special


28th June, 2019.


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Paparazzo wasn’t quite so sweet. Clark Kent, not so super. Chopper Dave was still in 1990s Seattle and Kent Brockman was still a cartoon… So… I’ve had to rely on my very own talented and professional reporters in the field. And when I couldn’t find them, I turned to Neil King and Kevin Johnson! Shortly before 8 p.m. on Sunday 23rd June, three members of ERC made their way into Helmsley to touch the Memorial in the town centre. The traditional finish of the ‘Cleveland Way Relay Race’. Our colours were worn by Sue, Isla and Fergus McClanachan. A fitting way for two of our younger club members (and Mum Sue) to complete the 109 miles relay race over and across the Moors from the coastal start in Filey....
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Easingwold and District U3A June Meeting


28th June, 2019.


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Tom Hardie-Forsyth was our speaker at the U3A this month. He is a retired soldier, senior civil servant and diplomat and his talk was about Iraq – Triumph and Tragedy. The Iraqi Ba’ath party were a pan-Arab socialist group which developed to subsume old traditions and beliefs. Saddam Hussein emerged as the leader in 1979. In 1980 the 8 year war against Iran began. Normal state functioning became impossible and huge monetary losses – in billions – sent the country into extreme poverty. In 1990 Iraq accused Kuwait of trying to keep oil prices low which was not helping their huge debt. In the middle of negotiations Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait. The UN backed sanctions against Iraq which followed – over 12 years – causing huge amounts of poverty and malnutrition to the general population....
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Kevin Hollinrake Signs Up To The Youth Friendly MP Charter


28th June, 2019.


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Thirsk and Malton MP, Kevin Hollinrake, has signed the Youth Friendly MP Charter which pledges support to five key principles of youth employment in Thirsk and Malton. The Charter is spearheaded by Youth Employment UK, which was set up in 2012 to tackle unemployment, and enable MPs to better understand the barriers and challenges facing young people. It followed a survey earlier this year of three thousand 14-24 year-olds transitioning from education to employment. The survey revealed that young people fear, above all else, that a lack of experience, perceived lack of jobs and mental health challenges will prevent them from finding work....
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Easingwold gets go ahead for £2.5m sports project


21st June, 2019.


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Community sport in Easingwold has been given a massive boost – as a £2.5million project has been given the go ahead. Outwood Academy Easingwold, the secondary school based on York Road, has secured funding from the Premier League, The Football Association (FA), the Government’s Football Foundation; Hambleton District Council; Easingwold Town AFC; and Friends of Easingwold School to help build a new 3G pitch and sports hall. Once completed the pitch will be Hambleton’s first community accessible full size 3G artificial sports pitch to serve sportspeople and sporting teams from the wider community. The project also includes a new sports hall on the school site which will provide a four court facility, with separate male and female changing rooms. The building will also have a reception area to supervise the out of hours’ community use of the new sports hall....
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Easingwold Young Farmers Club


21st June, 2019.


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Easingwold Young Farmers Club attended their annual District Rally hosted by Boroughbridge Young Farmers Club in Langthorpe. The club had a most enjoyable day taking part in many different competitions and livestock judging such as dairy and beef cattle, breeding ewes, butchers lambs, pigs and horses. Other activities to take part in on the day were arts and crafts, cookery, flower arranging, fashion, music and not forgetting the competitive tug of war and obstacle course....
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Pottery Painting Perfection


21st June, 2019.


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The girls at 1st Sutton on the Forest Brownies have been busy creating their very own creative masterpieces. The lovely Liz from Flowerpots came to visit, providing the unit with fantastic pottery painting evening. Each girl was able to paint the 1st initial of their name, however they desired using whichever colours they pleased. Their finished designs were then whisked away to be glazed in a kiln, which seals the pottery making it waterproof & durable, as well as brightening the colours....
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Shipton Village Bake Off Number 2


21st June, 2019.


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For a second year the villagers of Shipton and the surrounding area joined in the Shipton Village Bake Off. More than 45 people entered their baking in the 12 categories, more than 110 folk voted for their favourite item and more than 170 men, women and children attended the event in the Community Centre on June 8th. The cakes in the Technical Challenge and Showstopper Challenge were judged by show judges Mrs Pheobe Kendall and Mrs Dorothy Best. Mouth-watering and imaginative childrens’ birthday cakes were entered into the Showstopper Challenge. These works of art included a unicorn cake, a Rapunzel cake, a computer cake, and a piñata cake. All of the 10 masterpieces were tasted and deciding on the winners was a difficult task. Kasie Shipley was the Showstopper winner with her delightful sea shore creation and Elizabeth Burkhill was the winner of the Technical Challenge....
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Vicar in Charity Swim


14th June, 2019.


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The Vicar of Easingwold and Raskelf, the Rev’d Margaret Young, donned a wetsuit instead of clerical robes last Saturday and joined 10,000 others at Lake Windermere for the Great North Swim. The swimmers were divided into multiple groups of 200-300 for the swim from the Brockhole on Windermere centre. Weather conditions were not ideal but Margaret succeeded in battling against the cold water temperature, wind and rain to complete the 1,200 metre (1,312 yards) course....
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Raskelf Charity Vintage Tractor Run


14th June, 2019.


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Held on 25th May and organized by Geoff and Vivien Firth, raised the sum of £310.25 for Easingwold PreSchool Play Group. It is hoped that the money can help provide training to support special needs children as well as enhance the experience of all the pre-school children. Special appreciation to the generosity of the tractor men who enjoyed the run, and for those who were unable to attend but who kindly sent in a donation any way. Grateful appreciation also to Paul and Christine at The Black Bull Raskelf for providing an excellent meal at the end of the run....
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Digging for Sausages


14th June, 2019.


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Despite being rained off on Saturday the Allotment BBQ Social went ahead on Sunday 9th June at Breadlands. Gardeners shared their salads and toasted fiocacia on Steve's customized bbq. Complete with lid and stand he had the coals glowing to cook the meat and veggie scewers....
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Easingwold and District Flower Club


14th June, 2019.


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On Thursday, May 30th Carys Harrison gave a flower arranging demonstration entitled “Have Passport, Will Travel”. On this occasion we were transported to South America to the very tip of Argentina and the area known as Patagonia, where there are lovely mountains, glaciers, rivers and lakes and where there is a lot of wind! To represent a glacier, Carys had used some kitchen roll dipped in wax to form a tall outer covering for her dish containing floral foam. Some white twigs and silver foliage with white lilies, pale blue delphiniums and white peonies achieved a cool look in keeping with a glacier. In contrast, the next arrangement represented a garden in the town of Ushuaia. A large log had had its centre removed to make a hole for the wet foam around which Carys positioned a large number of fresh cornus twigs....
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Easingwold District Lions Summer Fayre


7th June, 2019.


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Waking up on the morning of the 1st June, we all hoped that the day would prove to be far better weather than 2018. It couldn’t be any worse that’s for sure! All looked promising although one or two more pessimistic folk kept saying that rain was forecast and it might be heavy. When it did start to rain our hearts sank. Ever looking skywards we were encouraged by brighter skies over yonder and sure enough we were rewarded when the clouds passed by and the sun came out for the best part of the day....
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A BIT OF A MARATHON!


7th June, 2019.


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Saturday 1st June saw the Galtres Fun Runs and 5km Multi Terrained timed Run take place at Millfield Park in Easingwold. A great Day. Plenty of runners enjoyed the course and received their medal, water and banana. There was a delightful atmosphere of excitement and anticipation as children as young as three took part with people much older but just as keen. Plenty of family and friends came along as spectators to cheer the runners along making for a truly happy day in our town. Many people made Saturday a success, sponsors kept our costs down and the amount raised was thus increased....
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Jack Redshaw selected for Yorkshire U13’s


7th June, 2019.


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Jack Redshaw from Easingwold has been selected to play for Yorkshire U13’s cricket team during the current season. Jack attends Ryedale School and plays for Easingwold 2nd XI and has been part of the Yorkshire Cricket club coaching pathway for the last 4 years, and this will be the 5th year he has represented the County. Last year Jack was awarded Hambleton District Council “Junior Sportsperson of the Year”. He has been selected this year after performances for North Yorkshire against the other four Yorkshire districts in April and May. He recently returned from a pre-season tournament in La Manga, Spain....
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Pond Dipping at Millfield


7th June, 2019.


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It is nice to see the pond dipping station at Millfield being used, now it has been completed. I have noticed several families make use of this facility and if you like looking for tadpoles there are a lot to find. There are also a number of other sorts of aquatic life visible and I also saw a small fish. I sat there quietly for a while and found it a lovely, tranquil spot. The yellow flag iris is beautiful. A whitethroat has a nest in a nearby bush and was singing its scratchy song and a number of other birds where busy amongst the reeds searching for food....
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ITS A BIG THUMBS UP FROM 1ST EASINGWOLD SCOUT GROUP


1st June, 2019.


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Leaders, scouts, Executive members and the District Commissioner Gary Roberts gathered at The Easingwold Outdoor Centre to welcome and say much appreciation to Richard Todd from F.D. Todd & Sons Ltd. who, through the Landfill Communities Fund, have awarded the Group a grant of £100,000. The grant will be used to fund the building of the new scout hut to replace the old one which dates back to the 1940s and which has served both Easingwold Town and the community so well over many decades. DC Gary Roberts commented that without such amazing support from businesses like F.D. Todd & Sons Ltd....
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Easingwold Cricket Club


1st June, 2019.


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Last Friday “All Stars” ECB cricket initiative started at Easingwold. “All Stars” is a scheme for 5-8 years olds to introduce the game of cricket to enthusiastic youngsters....
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Shipton Parish Council


1st June, 2019.


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Shipton by Beningbrough Parish Council are very excited to announce that residents will now benefit by having round the clock access to vital life-saving equipment as a Community Public Access Defibrillator (CPAD) which has been installed in the foyer of the Dawnay Arms Pub on Main Street. Thanks to funding from the Easingwold and District Lions Club and Wernick Refurbished Buildings, Station Lane and the services of Ken Machen, a local electrician, the defibrillator can be used by members of the local community to help in an emergency if someone suffers a cardiac arrest....
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Parish Visit to Iona


1st June, 2019.


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On the 18th May, 23 people, mostly members of Easingwold & Raskelf Parish Church and others from further afield, made the 340 mile journey northwards travelling on 2 coaches and 2 ferries to the beautiful Inner Hebridean Isle of Iona for a 7 day stay at Bishop’s House retreat. With the tiny chapel of St. Columba at its heart, the house has been described as a place of “prayer, study, contemplation and Eucharist”....
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