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Work Underway On £2.5m Sports Project At Outwood Academy Easingwold


25th October, 2019.


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Work on a £2.5m sport project has begun at a local secondary academy. Outwood Academy Easingwold, based on York Road, received funding from Hambleton District Council and local football team, Easingwold Town AFC, for the sports project, which includes a new sports hall. Work has recently begun on the sports hall at the academy’s site, which will bring fantastic new sports facilities to the school and community. The academy, was also awarded a grant from the Premier League, The Football Association (FA) and the Government’s Football Foundation, to help fund a new 3G pitch. Laura Eddery, Principal at Outwood Academy Easingwold, said: “We are delighted to be announcing the start on the building work on the new exciting sports project at Outwood Academy Easingwold. “Once completed, the project will provide the students and the wider community with excellent facilities to use and will be vital to improving grassroots sport in the area by allowing the community to play a variety of sports in a safe environment in facilities that are fit for purpose....
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Work commences on new doctors surgery in Tollerton


25th October, 2019.


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Tollerton will have a new purpose-built doctors surgery next year with help from housebuilder, Daniel Gath Homes. Currently building a range of detached and mews homes at Galtres Meadows, Forge Lane, the York-based company is also constructing a new medical centre within the development, providing brand new facilities comprising six consulting rooms, a dispensary, staff room, patient waiting room, reception and ample parking. Tollerton Surgery, the village’s existing GP service, is currently based within two converted semi-detached bungalows at Hambleton View and will relocate to the new premises when Daniel Gath Homes completes construction in September 2020. Dr Sarah Utting of Tollerton Surgery explained the improvements that the new facility will offer: “Our patients will be aware that we have outgrown our current premises. It has been a long and arduous process to get to this stage, but we are very excited to be within touching distance of achieving our aim of having a purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility in Tollerton....
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St. John the Evangelist


25th October, 2019.


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Easingwold artist, Dorothea McMahon, recreated in paint the face of St. Vincent de Paul, a 17th century French priest who devoted his life to works of charity. He is the patron of our SVP society, dedicated to providing practical assistance to people in need, irrespective of faith or age. We visit the housebound, people in residential homes or in hospital and give assistance wherever there is a need....
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NEW MAPS FOR EASINGWOLD


25th October, 2019.


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Two new maps are pointing visitors to Easingwold in the right direction of local businesses. Created in partnership with Easingwold Tourist Information Centre they highlight independent retailers and service businesses in the market town. And they come off the back of the highly successful café culture maps created last year. Each business mentioned on the new maps – which will be displayed in the town centre – has paid £20 to be included with all money raised channelled into the TIC. The market place display case has been restored with the aid of a grant from Hambleton District Council’s Vibrant Market Town budget, which is also helping with maintenance work at the TIC headquarters....
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York Ukeleles at Stillington Village Hall


18th October, 2019.


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The modifications to Stillington Village Hall over the last ten years have increased user demand dramatically. All sorts of users now find that the facilities offered there are ideal for them. Earlier this year one of the rounds of the National Scrabble Championships was held in the hall and a 24hr Scrabble Marathon is expected soon. On Saturday morning a cycling event was held followed very soon afterwards by an afternoon performance by Yorkuleles, which is the performing name of York Ukekele Club. Eighteen musicians came and delighted their audience by performing a selection of mainly old favourites from the 1960’s made famous by The Beach Boys, Hank Williams,The Tremeloes, Doris day, Chuck Berry and of course The Beatles....
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Supermarket Sweep!


18th October, 2019.


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Over the last month, girls at 1st Sutton on the Forest Brownies have been working hard to raise money for the Easingwold Area Food Bank. They did this by earning 20p coins every time they did a good deed or something especially nice. The Brownies stored their 20p coins in a smartie tube and collectively, over the month, have raised £100 for the food bank. On Tuesday, the girls visited Tesco Supermarket to spend their hard earned cash, on items which they could donate to the food bank. The brownies split into 4 groups....
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Easingwold U19s Match Report


18th October, 2019.


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On a wet and grey afternoon away to Pocklington the young team from Easingwold endured a tough match against a good Pocklington side in Division 1 of the York & District U19s league. After a promising start where a Harrison Hurst header was cleared off the line following an excellent corner delivery from Jordan Wood, Pocklington fired two goals in quick succession to take an early 2-0 lead. The players from Easingwold rallied and tried their hardest to get back into the game. It was not easy for the away side as several players were playing out of position, including two central midfielders in Elliot Bird and Jack Biggins who typically play as wide forwards....
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Gilling East Village Hall Acoustic Work


18th October, 2019.


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Acoustic panels have been installed at Gilling East Village Hall. The sound reverberation in Gilling East Village hall has been an on-going issue and has been a long standing item on the hall refurbishment plan. We are delighted that with the help of a National Lottery Community Grant we have been able to install a sound reduction system that will make the hall more useable for all people....
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Local builder grows a whopper


12th October, 2019.


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Oliver Moorey from Helperby has grown a pumpkin which weighs more than the family's pony! The pumpkin was a personal best at 617lbs and that was despite its growth not going to plan. The pumpkin was awarded second prize at the National Giant Veg competition at Malvern Autumn Show last weekend....
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1st Easingwold Scouts – Lego Fun Day


12th October, 2019.


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On Saturday 28th September, 1st Easingwold Scout Group held a big Lego fun day at the Scout Hut on Chase Garth Road. The day included a grand Lego display with models ranging from buildings to trains, planes and automobiles as well as themed displays. A range of other fun games and activities were on offer for both children and adults during the day. Children were joined throughout the day by a life-size Lego man and a raffle was drawn at the end of the day, the 1st prize winner was Noah, one of our younger Cubs and we would like to express appreciation to Towlers for sponsoring the Lego prizes....
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Persimmon Help Build a Future with Easingwold Scouts


12th October, 2019.


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Easingwold Group Scout Leader Bev Griffiths and project officer Sue Scotter (pictured) attended the Persimmon Building Futures Gala Dinner at York Racecourse held on October 8th 2019. Persimmon were giving away a million pounds worth of funding for charitable causes as part of their Building Futures Campaign. The Scout Group's Easingwold Outdoor Centre (The Dawney) Redevelopment project was selected by Persimmon from charities throughout England, Wales and Scotland to be a finalist in the education category thereby giving the Group the opportunity to win up to £100,000 for their project. The winners from each of the three categories were decided purely by the number of public votes received for their charity over several months....
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Canadian visit to Tholthorpe


12th October, 2019.


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Last week, Tholthorpe had a visit from a coach load of Canadians, including a Tholthorpe veteran. They started by enjoying an excellent lunch at the New Inn, followed by a tour of the old airfield and afternoon tea with Paul & Rosy at the Control Tower (Airbnb)....
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RDA BBQ - September 8th 2019


5th October, 2019.


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On a perfect sunny day what could be better than Easingwold Lions hosting a BBQ for our local Riding for the Disabled Group. We met at Sandfield Farm near Shipton by Beningbrough and watched nearly 20 riders compete in a mini gymkhana. They undertook relays, egg and spoon and obstacle races and all did extremely well. The ponies they rode are so calm and compliant and the riders, along with their volunteer helpers rose to the occasion with great aplomb. There were rosettes for everyone including a special gold one to celebrate 50 years of the RDA organisation. The York group will indeed celebrate their 50th year in 2020....
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Stillington Village Hall 19 Sept 1929 – 19 Sept 2019


5th October, 2019.


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Stillington Village Hall was formally opened on 19th September 1929. It celebrated it’s 90th Birthday by staging a very well supported weekend of events. On Saturday morning 19th September current users of the hall mounted displays of their activities. The archive society erected a gallery of historic photographs of the original building and other buildings around the village. Lunches of bacon butties and scones were provided and afterwards table tennis was played. Much interest was shown in the displays. The highlight of the day was an “Edwardian Music Hall” which will be separately reported. The exhibition was opened again on the following afternoon and cream teas were available which proved to be surprisingly well supported despite the rain. The building now used as the Village Hall has a much longer history. It was originally built in 1820 to house the village school by unemployed local men, many of whom were not building workers, hence some of the craftsmanship was not of the highest order. A very early photograph shows that it was a long low building with several chimneys and two doors. The land it was built on was donated by Col. Harry Croft who was then Lord of the Manor. It ceased to operate as the village school in 1907 when the present school building in Main Street was opened, that became known simply as “The Council School”....
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Outwood Academy Equestrian School Team


5th October, 2019.


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Tack cleaned, pony cleaned, riding outfit washed and ironed and boots polished ready for the early Sunday morning, 5.00 am start for the young riders to enable them to get to Bishop Burton, ready for the School Showing jumping competition, organised by NSEA. Sunday morning came and so did the rain, and did it rain, it was nonstop for most of the morning, and the young riders were soaked, but the rain did not let it spoil their day, and what a fantastic day the young riders had, lots of new experiences for this team and all the team pulling together to really supported and encourage each other. Showjumping tests the accuracy and athletic ability of both horse and rider. The goal of showjumping is for the combinations to jump over all the fences on the course in a test of the rider's skill and the pony's power, as well as the rider remembering the course and ensuring the pony completes the course safely....
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St John The Evangelist


5th October, 2019.


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The members of St. John the Evangelist SVP conference organised the annual Mass, Blessing of the Sick, and lunch for the sick and elderly of the parish on Friday 27th September 2019. We were blessed with a fine day in spite of the efforts of hurricane Humberto and members provided transport for those in need. Our parish priest, Fr. James OSB, welcomed everyone and in his homily recalled how Our Lord blessed and cured the sick. And wherever he went, to village, town or farm, they laid down the sick and all who touched him were cured” Mark 6. v56....
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