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Adventures - at 70!...


24th September, 2021.




In the 1960s Easingwold School (as it was then called) had an Explorers Club and a high reputation for encouraging outdoor pursuits and adventures. This has obviously had a lasting effect on “The Richards girls” - Anne (now Kaneko), Liz (now Conway), Jill (now Barry) and Jane (now Johnson). Today they are scattered from Aberdeen to Buckinghamshire but the spirit of adventure lives on. Recently Liz wrote the following to friends and acquaintances: I have a big 70th birthday coming up but instead of parties, holidays of a lifetime or birthday presents, I have decided to take on the challenge of walking ‘The Yorkshire 3 Peaks’ with my ‘Sherpa’ support family. I am doing this tough 24 mile walk taking in the 3 peaks of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-Y-Ghent on Sunday, 12 September 2021.........
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Horse Heaven!...


24th September, 2021.




After a rubbish 18 months of cancelled trips, rescheduled activities and missed opportunities, on Tuesday 14th of September, the girls from 1st Sutton on the Forest brownie unit were super excited to spend an evening down at York Riding School. Not only did the girls get to experience riding the ponies, but they were also taught all about caring for a horse! They learnt about how to groom them, what to feed them, tacking up & lots more.........
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Kick Start for The Boot Shop...


24th September, 2021.




Local resident, Penny Howard, was all smiles this week as she caught up with Brian Timmins from Easingwold’s Chapel Street charity, The Boot Shop. “This time two years ago I was training body and soul for the Great North Run in aid of The Boot Shop, and I’m repeating it this year,” she explains, “It will be my 14th time running this half marathon – am I mad? We’ll see! I’m determined to do my best even though there’ll be new challenges this year with a slightly altered course” (due to new Covid restrictions). Penny took time out of her strenuous training schedule to pop into The Boot Shop to see how they’ve been spending some of the £1,500 funds raised by the generous people of Easingwold and UKi Direct, local business insurance broker, who sponsored her 21.1km (13.7miles) run in 2019.........
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Easingwold Outdoor Centre Gala Opening...


24th September, 2021.




1st Easingwold Scout Group were pleased to welcome their sponsors to the gala opening of the new Easingwold Outdoor Centre ("The Dawney”) on 11th September. After a mammoth fundraising effort totalling over £218,000, the new centre built by Grainger Builders of Ripon, is now up and running, welcoming scouts from within and outside of the District and a wide range of community groups all enjoying this unique facility........
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Easingwold 1st XI Cricket Finish Season in Style...


17th September, 2021.




Easingwold 1st XI (30) 116-1 (S Piercy 37, T Wilson 45*) beat Osbaldwick (1) 114 all out (Z Wilson 4-29) by 9 wickets. Last weekend, Easingwold welcomed already relegated Osbaldwick to Back Lane for the final fixture of the season. In keeping with the theme of the season, Tom Wilson won the toss, and decided that the hosts would bowl first. After wrapping up the title last week, it was perhaps understandable that there was a slight drop in intensity from Easingwold, who made a fairly sloppy start with the ball, in particular conceding far many more extras than they would have being comfortable with. Despite the low key start, Zac Wilson did begin to find his radar, and was rewarded with the first two wickets to fall, leaving Osbaldwick 39-2 after 7 overs. Paul Skilbeck (1-23) inflicted further damage to the visitors in the next over without any addition to the score, as the match suddenly looked to be going with the form book with the hosts well on top........
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Alne WI...


17th September, 2021.




Alne WI Meeting 8 September 2021 (hooray, we are back!) Village Hall had been professionally cleaned for our meeting by Southbank Pest Control (Sanitizing & Disinfecting) A very warm welcome from our president Joan started our much anticipated, first in person meeting, since February 2020! Joan thanked Jean and Diana for organizing the recent successful summer dinner at The Stapylton Arms at Wass. The photos show some of the Members joy at us all being together, (or possibly for the knickerbocker glories?) on the evening........
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Easingwold in Bloom 2021 Judge’s Report...


17th September, 2021.




Best Garden: Winner 3 Rosemary Court – An abundant, vibrant display in a small front garden which brightens up the street and is a joy to the owner and passers-by alike. Highly commended – 41 Longbridge Drive – another example of a clever, creative use of space. The flowers and plants are bright and cheerful with a carefully thought through colour scheme........
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Easingwold and District Community Care Association volunteer celebration at Burn Hall...


17th September, 2021.




Thursday afternoon last saw some of the wonderful EDCCA volunteers gather at Burn Hall to celebrate their achievements and continued support during the Covid pandemic. These have been unprecedented times and everyone has really stepped up help out with so many task, not only volunteers within Easingwold but the villages too. Before the Covid pandemic we celebrated our volunteers with coffee and bun get togethers and free training but of course that was all stopped during the recent times. Di Watkins stood up and gave a speech to thank everyone for coming along and to thank our guests of honour. It is amazing to think that 2,500 tasks were undertaken, 7,700 meals delivered and 20 extra telephone befriending clients matched. We managed to source a hairdryer, a baby gate, wheelchairs were loaned and reassurance given. Wool was sourced to make Dementia twiddle muffs to ease the anxiety of Dementia patients.......
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Friends of St Monica’s back Women’s Football...


9th September, 2021.




Women’s football in Easingwold has been given a boost thanks to the Friends of St Monica’s Hospital (FOSMH). As part of its campaign to support health and well-being in the area, FOSMH has given a grant to the Easingwold Town Ladies Football group. Around 20 girls and women meet weekly and the grant will buy equipment and rent of an all-weather pitch in winter. Aisha Hepton, the group’s Coach, said “We started as a result of lockdown, and the physical and mental benefits have been great. As well as enjoying the football it’s been a real boost to be able to socialize, meet new friends, and develop skills.......
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Pavers Foundation Supports Cricket Club with £500 Donation...


9th September, 2021.




The Pavers Foundation, charitable employee-led initiative of leading multi-channel footwear retailer Pavers has recently donated £500 to Stillington Cricket Club, on behalf of Frankie Gibson, Product and Creative Copywriter at Pavers Head Office in York. Frankie applied for funding through the Foundation’s grant application scheme, which encourages all colleagues in the business to apply for grant funding for causes close to their hearts, which are impactful in areas of health, education, and community. Frankie’s cousins both enjoy sport at Stillington Cricket Club, and she was saddened to hear about recent break-ins at the club, leading them into financial difficulty. The grant donation will be used to replace the nets, which are currently in poor condition, Frankie explained the importance of the club to those who attend it: “It is a great club at the heart of the community and really encourages children to reach their potential.......
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FRIENDSHIP GARDEN MILLFIELDS PARK...


9th September, 2021.




20 hard-working volunteers spent the summer clearing, weeding, planting, watering and transforming a sparse patch of land into the friendship garden in Millfields Park. To celebrate, the Mayor of Easingwold, Councillor Peter Nottage, cut the red ribbon and officially opened the friendship garden on 21st August. The original concept was created as part of an initiative to improve the park, then put to the public for consultation. The friendship garden proved to be one of the most popular ideas presented with an enthusiastic response from all participants. The project began in earnest in early 2021, led by Councillor Kathleen Butcher.......
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Local Fundraise for The Nikki Waterhouse Trust...


9th September, 2021.




Easingwold Golf Club hosted the major fund-raising event of the year for The Nikki Waterhouse Trust on Friday 3rd September at the annual Hunters Golf Day. The event is in its 19th year and has been supporting local charities over those years. “Everyone enjoyed the day”, said Ian Dunlop, local Hunters franchise owner, “it was great to see so many local people taking part and supported by so many local businesses too.” The Nikki Waterhouse Trust was set up in February 2015 in memory of the 32-year-old estate agent who worked for Hunters and was tragically taken away from her family and friends in October 2013. Nikki loved children, so it felt right to create a trust in her name to help make a difference to their lives.......
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UK’s National Junior Miss 2021 – Eva-Marie Grant...


3rd September, 2021.




Eva-Marie Grant, a teenager from Easingwold is celebrating after winning the national pageant title of Uk’s National Junior Miss 2021/22. Fifteen-year-old Eva fought off the tough competition of girls from all over the United Kingdom to take home the prestigious UK’s National Junior Miss crown. Eva has been working extremely hard this year to take home the crown, and that’s exactly what she did! This was the very first grand finale of this competition, and the glamorous event was held at The Park Hall Hotel, in Lancashire. The UK’s National Junior Miss grand final was held alongside the final of four other divisions including Teen, Miss, Ms and Classic Ms on the evening of Tuesday 27th of July.......
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“A NIGHT AT THE CASINO” Charity Ball, Woodstock...


3rd September, 2021.




“Remarkable” and “Inspirational” are just two of the words used to describe 20 year old Francesca Foxcroft who organized and hosted a Charity Ball for PoTS UK and YoungMinds on Saturday night at the stunning new venue, Woodstock Events in Shipton. Francesca was diagnosed with PoTS, a condition that causes the heart rate to shoot up when she stands up which leads to a multitude of symptoms including dizziness and nausea. Having never heard of the condition before her diagnosis, Francesca wanted to raise awareness for the disease but also much needed funds for the Charity PoTS UK and organization run by medical professionals who are hoping to carry out more research and offer support to those suffering.......
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Alne Tennis Club Competitions...


3rd September, 2021.




The traditional Bank Holiday weekend competitions were held at Alne Tennis Club. The Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Singles were held on the Saturday and, despite new entrants, ended up with both 2020 champions retaining their crowns. After Round-Robin qualifications, Tom Plowman beat Steve Broughton in a repeat of the 2020 Final while Emily Johnson also retained the Ladies’ Doughboy Shield, generously donated by Clarks Family Bakers in 1987.......
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Easingwold Fire Station Event...


3rd September, 2021.




On the 29th of August, Easingwold Youth Council set up a stall outside the Easingwold Fire Station, in order to promote the successes of recent projects. Over the past year, we have acquired funding for an outdoor table tennis table in the memorial park, set up Red Boxes in order to deal with the issue of period poverty in the local area, and we are well on our way towards funding a youth shelter.......
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Star award at Easingwold Renal...


27th August, 2021.




Congratulations to Lynn Burkill a Domestic at the NHS Easingwold Renal Unit, who was recently presented with her Star Award by Simon Morritt, Chief Executive. Lynn has been a huge asset to the unit for many years and is described as ‘an absolute rock’. A high standard of cleaning has been maintained at all times - relevant changes implemented and filtered through to the rest of the domestic team as well as cleaning stores maintained and linen adequately stocked.......
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1st Kyle Valley Scouts Great Tower Activity Camp – Windermere...


27th August, 2021.




What a week. We kayaked, canoed, paddle-boarded, stacked crates, climbed trees, orienteered, built bridges, thrown tomahawks, fired arrows, lit fires, gutted and cooked fresh trout, played golf and climbed The Old Man of Coniston. We visited an aquarium, leapt from a platform 30 feet off the ground, ate a hundredweight of Haribos, drunk 40 litres of hot chocolate (really!), we carried gallons of water, cut and chopped firewood, slept in all manner of ways from tents to hammocks to bivvy bags. We waded through neck-high bracken, cooked and ate nearly 700 individual meals, did 30 lateral flow tests and used many, many sticking plasters. We've also had some evenings around the camp fire and played lot's of games.......
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VX is BACK!...


27th August, 2021.




The Galtres Centre saw a major VX tournament at the weekend as ten teams converged on Easingwold to celebrate being able to play and compete in VX again. Our local VX Club, Easi-RockIts, had a number of players entering, including the youngest player in the competition, George Scott aged 11, and Head Coach Paul Hildreth 62. This tournament was billed as a ‘Back to VX’ tournament and was designed to be an open, informal, fun tournament that anyone could win. Points were not awarded for wins and draws but a team’s number of strikes throughout the course of the competition. With some players being seeded teams were made up of anywhere between 2 and 5 players. On top of this the age range was wide open – the age gap between youngest and oldest was 51 years. With ‘challenge badges’ available to compete for and every team playing every other team, the scene was set for anyone to win.......
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Easingwold WI OUTING...


27th August, 2021.




19 members were able to enjoy a visit to Newby Hall last week. We loaded up the EDCCA minibus and Pat’s car for a really lovely day out. We did it all, a trip down the river, miniature railway and guided tour of the house, and of course the beautiful gardens and sculpture park. There was a dolls house display as well. Lunch was a delicious array of sandwiches and a warm cream and jam scone, we came out quite full, no room for ice creams. We all came home happy, having wandered around the gift and plant shops. The weather was perfect. It’s good to get together again.......
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Outwood Academy Easingwold Celebrates Successful GCSE Results Day...


19th August, 2021.




After a phenomenal set of A Level results on Tuesday, students and staff from Outwood Academy Easingwold are celebrating again this week as Year 11 students receive their GCSE results. After an extraordinary year t here were scenes of jubilation at the Easingwold-based academy as students collected their well deserved grades. We are delighted with the tremendous work ethic shown by our students at school and during the periods of online learning. This certainly paid off as 88% of students achieved a standard pass in English and mathematics and 70% achieved a strong pass in both subjects. Overall there were highlights for the academy in French (84% 5+), English language (82% 5+), English literature (78% 5+), mathematics ( 74% 5+) and history (73% 5+). We are also delighted with further maths in which 39% (7 students) achieved a grade 9, in history 15% (16 students), English language 14% (17 students) and French 13% (9 students) achieved grade 9’s.......
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Pond dipping at Millfields Wetland...


19th August, 2021.




The Easingwold Green Spaces Group had a real treat of a pond dipping event in the sunshine on Wednesday 11th August. It was our second pond dip of the summer so far with more to come! Families were challenged to identify the many weird and wonderful creatures in the pre-filled trays using the ID sheets provided, assisted by friendly neighbourhood nature geeks. If the whoops, squeals, frantic pointing and quick-fire questions were to go by, it was an exciting return to ‘new-normal’ and engaging with nature events again. All the while surrounded by dragonflies, butterflies, bumblebees and swallows. We also got a spectacular aerial show of a peregrine falcon bombing a dancing and dazzling cloud of starlings.......
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Cozie daytrip to Saltburn...


19th August, 2021.




For weeks leading up to the daytrip the young people had been excited. The weather dawned bright and sunny as we gathered outside Cozie to await the EDCCA minibus kindly being driven for us that day by Jane Johnson. Jane arrived as she always does with a smile and cheery words. The young people excitedly got into the well kept spacious silver minibus ready for the adventure. Martha travelled in the family car with her daughters and Chris took his car full of our equipment including our brand new pop up gazebo, a selection of sporting equipment, drinks, suncream and sanitizer.......
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Huby & District Triples Bowls League 2021...


19th August, 2021.




Game 11 Tuesday 10th August Easingwold holding second, entertained leaders Malton knowing a good win could propel them to top spot, but a defeat would make it difficult to overhaul them. After 6 ends Easingwold were up in two; 6-2 and 5-1 on Rinks 2 and 4 respectively, Rink 3 was tied 5-5 (after leading 5-0), but Malton were 10-2 up on 1. With 12 ends gone Easingwold led on every Rink. Remarkably they were now 13-12 up on 1, 15-3 on 2, 12-10 on 3 and 13-4 on 4. So, two thirds through and possibly a 10-0 win and top spot for Easingwold. By the finish Malton rallied on Rink 3 to win 20-15, but the others stayed with the home side who won 22-16, 18-7 and 25-6 on Rinks 1, 2 and 4. Final scores Easingwold 80 Shots 8 Points, Malton 49 Shots 2 Points.......
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Junior Cricket Coaching at ECC...


14th August, 2021.




Last week Easingwold Cricket Club (ECC) wrapped up a wonderful summer term of cricket coaching with an end of season BBQ, and it was a night well worth celebrating. A huge amount of preparation began last winter when the nation was in lockdown, a time when the viability of a cricket season was still looking extremely unlikely. Despite the uncertain outlook, committee members, parents, local businesses, local organizations, schools and volunteers worked together to plan and launch the most successful junior cricket coaching season ECC has ever had. .......
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ADAPTABLE ….!...


14th August, 2021.




…. and Easingwold Parish Church certainly has been, in coping with the various, and varying, restrictions caused by the Pandemic, even using outdoor locations! For the second time, the special Sunday afternoon monthly Family Service was held on Millfield. We had been concerned about the possibility of a downpour, though in the event it stayed dry – the main problem was the strong and gusty wind (though no worse than on the Sea of Galilee, claimed several people who had been there!) .......
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‘Proms in the Playground’...


14th August, 2021.




In July a small group of players from Easingwold Town Band took part in ‘Proms in the Playground’, an event promoted by Brass Bands England for primary schools throughout the country. Real live music in school once again, after so long! At Alne, Brafferton, Easingwold, Huby, Husthwaite and Stillington primary schools, we were welcomed enthusiastically on three successive Fridays by our young audiences and their teachers, for a 20-minute performance of short pieces, mostly familiar to the children, in a range of styles that included lively film songs, jazz swing and a solemn hymn tune. .......
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3rd Easingwold Brownies has closed...


14th August, 2021.




3rd Easingwold Brownies ended their final term before closure, at the Guiding Allotments with food from the Fika Rooms, planting plants and various attempts of lighting a bonfire.Unfortunately, due to the dampness of the wood, it did not succeed, so instead the girls were sent home with a lot of marshmallows to make s’mores at home. At the end of the night, the girls who were able to attend, received the badges they had achieved this past year, including their bronze awards, which the girls worked really hard to achieve. .......
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Summer Reading Challenge at Easingwold Community Library...


6th August, 2021.




The kids are on holiday and you want them to keep reading. Ah! What can parents do? Don't panic. The Summer Reading Challenge at Easingwold library can solve your problem over the next six weeks. Come and register your children at the library any time and join the SRC. It is free for all primary age children. They get a poster to fill with stickers every time they read 2 books. After each 2 books read they also get a treat and after 6 books a gold medal. .......
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Springhill Court Coffee morning ...


6th August, 2021.




Springhill Court, Easingwold hosted its second coffee morning on Tuesday since March last year. It was so lovely to see all the residents chatting to their neighbours and meeting new friends too. Much appreciation to John for playing the piano and making the morning really special. .......
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Mural Tribute...


6th August, 2021.




Our main Britcab base, at Tholthorpe, was at one time a very busy WW2 Airfield. We have recently commissioned this mural at our Tholthorpe yard to pay tribute not only to those brave airmen, who flew from here - but also to our own campaigning centenarian, Captain Tom. The brave airmen of the Canadian air force flew hundreds of bombing missions from here in the latter stages of the war. Sadly, 119 Halifax Bombers were lost in that period. .......
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Surprise EDCCA party...


6th August, 2021.




We finally managed our EDCCA surprise retirement party for Helen Lambert, and leaving party for Anne Banks, Jackie Bullough and Kate Quill who were sadly made redundant in November last year due to the pandemic. Helen worked at EDCCA for 21 years and we all wish her well in her plans for retirement. Pictured are faces I'm sure most of you remember from days gone by of staff who all worked for EDCCA, with Helen Beck who is still running the Meals on Wheels Scheme. .......
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Millfield Parkrun is back!...


30th July, 2021.




On Saturday 24th July, after waiting 497 days, Millfield Parkrun (Easingwold) was finally able to restart with a new COVID-19 code of practice in place. The hot weather cooled off just in time for a total of 156 people to take part in event number 42. This is the first time we have been able to use the new paths for the event, and what a difference they made, marking out the course perfectly. Whether running, jogging or walking the paths made it so much easier underfoot than having grass sections.......
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Alne WI Garden Party...


30th July, 2021.




It was sunshine and smiles all round when Alne WI ladies celebrated their first meeting since March 2020 with cocktails, mocktails and canapes in the garden. WI members Gill Charlton and Nancy Burch hosted the event, taking care to keep members safe. They served a selection of creative alcoholic and soft drinks along with a huge range of homemade canapes. Members had a great time, relaxing in the sunshine and catching up with everyone’s news.......
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Huby & District Triples Bowls League 2021...


30th July, 2021.




Game 5 Tuesday 20th July Yet to win Huby travelled to Harome to find just 9 players available for the home side. Harome played 3 rinks with 2 players and one rink with 3. The 2 players are allowed 4 woods to their opponents 3. That meant Huby would start and finish each end, bowling 9 woods to Harome’s 8. Surely Huby would get their first win? Not a bit of it, on Rink 1 Huby led 9-6 after 10, only for the 2 from Harome to come back to take it 18-14. On Rink 2 where both had a full team Harome triumphed 15-9. Rink 3 Huby grabbed a shot on the last end to snatch a 10-10 draw against their 2 opponents. Rink 4 also went to the depleted Harome by 19-14. Great night for the home team, poor one for Huby. Final Score Harome 62 Shots 9 Points, Huby 47 Shots 1 Points.......
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Easingwold-Based Secondary Academy Praised For Mental Health Work...


30th July, 2021.




Outwood Academy Easingwold Has Been Awarded ‘Silver Status’ By A National Body For Its Mental Health Work This award, led by Carnegie School of Education and Minds Ahead CIC, ensures schools are using evidence-based approaches, aligned to the latest professional guidelines surrounding mental health. The assessment report found that Outwood Academy Easingwold was ‘excelling’ in six of the eight competencies on which the award is given. During its assessment, the York Road-based academy was praised for the ‘excellent’ support it offered the students, as the report noted there was ‘a range of opportunities open to pupils to support their mental health and well-being.......
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Easingwold V Stillington Charity Shield Annual Competition...


23rd July, 2021.




Every year our two clubs meet to play for the charity shield and at the same time raise funds for good causes, this year it was Easingwold's turn to host the first round. Events were preceeded by a minutes silence as we recently lost Robin Ince who was actually a member of both clubs but also Derrick Johnson a long standing member of Easingwold club.......
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Easingwold Community Primary School Sculpture Week...


23rd July, 2021.




We recently completed a whole school ‘sculpture week’ at Easingwold Community Primary School. We decided on a theme of ‘fairy tales.’ We then allocated each class a fairy tale and a medium. Each class had the opportunity to explore various sculpting techniques and materials. The Early Years’ children made some excellent masks themed around some of their favourite fairy tales. We chose The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Billy Goats Gruff. The children carefully planned and designed their masks. One of the children told us, “I really liked the gems for my mask. I know how to make masks now. I’ve just made some at home as well.......
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EXTRA VIEWINGS!...


23rd July, 2021.




Thanks to the kindness of Hartlepool United Reformed Church, who allowed us to keep, for a few more weeks, their tableaux using knitted figures in appropriate settings, of well-known episodes from the Bible, we were able to open Easingwold Parish Church for more viewing sessions! There were 34 little scenarios in total, telling the scripture story from the Creation through to the Resurrection. The pieces were laid out in historical order, in a one-way system, with Covid-secure measures in operation. Each was supplied with an explanatory board.......
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The butterflies are getting restless!...


23rd July, 2021.




The butterflies outside Easingwold Community library are preparing to flutter away. The plan is for them to flit away during the first week of the schools returning in September. It would be so sad if they ended up in a card box in a storeroom gathering dust. It would be so great if they could still bring smiles to people during the autumn/winter months.......
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NORTH YORKSHIRE CLASSIC CAR RALLY...


16th July, 2021.




It proved a great success, moving to a Market Place Start. Despite the inclement weather on Saturday 3 July, it was great to see such a good turn-out of spectators to watch the classic cars start from and later return to Easingwold Market Place. A lovely static display of old vehicles was also arranged for the afternoon, whilst the rally crews were returning from their 150 mile plus route around North Yorkshire including the Moors. They had also completed several special off-road 'tests' along the route. Eventual winners were Ali Proctor and his navigator Mark Appleton, in their 1986 Peugeot - one of the latest models eligible to enter this type of rally. Their times were slipping a little on the road regularity sections, however they made up for this on the Tests, thus taking the John Ruddock Memorial Trophy for fastest cumulative test time, as well as being overall winners.......
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Easingwold Running Club...


16th July, 2021.




Races are well and truly back and like the proverbial buses they are coming thick and fast. Sunday 13th June saw club members head to the White Horse, to take part in a number races that form part of the Hardmoor Series. 4 members took part in the 10km event, with Emily Gregg finishing as the fastest female with a time of 1:06:51. Several members also completed various other distances over the weekend. Again, the club were able to boast the accolade of fastest female home, with Sam Davies completing the half marathon course in a time of 2:08:21, finishing 8th overall. Across in Burton Leonard, 21 club members were competing in the aptly named, Burton Leonard 10km, event 4 of the club championship. New to the championship rota this year, the course offered multiple challenges, ones that quite often strike fear into seasoned runners, undulation, a multi-terrain surface and a hot summers day.......
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Newton on Ouse WI...


16th July, 2021.




For their July meeting, members of Newton on Ouse WI met in the car park of Linton on Ouse Village Hall. In an effort to get meetings back to as near normal as possible, we started with business; we had a short discussion about this year’s resolution – A call to increase awareness of the subtle signs of ovarian cancer – and voted unanimously in favour of it. Maureen gave a report on the national Annual Meeting which was live-streamed to over 2,000 members’ homes. Five of our committee members had enjoyed listening to the 3 guest speakers, including the Countess of Wessex and Dame Cressida Dick, commissioner of the metropolitan police. The competition at our meeting was “a flower arrangement in a teacup”, and we also held a raffle. Then our president introduced our speaker, Bob from Poppleton Community Railway Nursery. Bob began by explaining that he normally gives this talk with the aid of about 100 slides, but we did not have powerpoint set up in the car park, so he just had his prompt cards to keep him on track.......
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Huby & District Triples Bowls League 2021...


16th July, 2021.




Easingwold played host to early pacesetters Terrington, both had won their first games but the away side held a 4 point advantage. Easingwold had a good win on one rink by 23-11 so two points and 12 shots up. Terrington struck back by winning 17-14 on another, so two points each with Easingwold holding a 9 shot lead. Terrington then took the last two by 19-14 and 17-10 for 4 more points and gained another 2 turning the aggregate into 64-61 in their favour plus a win by 8 Points to two. Terrington as in the past have made a blistering start at the top of the table.......
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Easingwold District Lions Club Award Lion Ian Muir...


9th July, 2021.




Lion Ian Muir was awarded a Melvin Jones Foundation Fellowship by Lion President John Sutherland at a small lunch event arranged in the clubhouse at Easingwold Golf Club.......
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Music in the Market Square...


9th July, 2021.




For the regular Saturday afternoon entertainment spot in the market place we had the first rather damp weather of our performances so far – but that was not a problem at all for our star of the week- Phil Grainger......
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Easingwold Parish Church New New Priest...


9th July, 2021.




There was a very special service at Easingwold Parish Church last Saturday, when our own Charlotte (Lottie) Cranfield was ordained as a Priest!.....
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NYFRS Trainee Charity Ladder Climb...


2nd July, 2021.




North Yorkshire Firefighters, newest full time trainees set themselves a massive challenge. They completed a 15 hour ladder climb to scale the equivalent height of Mount Everest, thrice, all in the name of charity. The 15 trainees climbed and descended a total of 26,547 metres (87,096ft) on ladders (4084 climbs) from dawn till dusk at the Easingwold Firefighter’s Training Centre in Easingwold on Sunday 27th June 2021 to help raise money for the The Fire Fighters Charity.....
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Alne Open Gardens a growing success...


2nd July, 2021.




Last Sunday afternoon we were delighted to welcome 270 visitors to enjoy a range of beautiful gardens around Alne. This was our 2nd biennial event . We had a smart new professionally printed 8 Page Programme produced for the day guiding people around the village attractions on offer. In addition to 8 gardens to view, the Church was open with a slide show on “Alne Old and New”; plants were for sale at Hare Spring Cottage Plants Nursery and another garden, There was also a Craft Stall and live music in other gardens to entertain visitors. The Alne WI ladies provided refreshments at the Village Hall. £1,300 was raised to support Village Hall improvements.....
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St Michael's Tollerton...


2nd July, 2021.




“Like many local Churches, the congregation of St Michael's Church in Tollerton have been conducting their services using zoom for more than a year now. Whilst individuals can see and still talk to each other using this facility, we all very much miss the warmth from meeting our friends face to face. We also miss singing together and as St Michael's prides itself on its modern music outlook (take a bow Tim Adams and Stuart Cunniffe!), we were very happy indeed as lockdown eased, to be able to return to our Church and sing the music we enjoy so much.....
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We made it!...


2nd July, 2021.




After so many months without any events in person, it was such a treat for Forest of Galtres Society members to attend a real visit – and in person! A special venue was found, and visited on a reconnoitre. Then on 23rd June, various friendly ‘bubbles’ in cars took to the road for Thornton Hall Gardens. Where can the gardens be found? On the Staindrop Road, just west of Darlington. A quite wonderful place. Walled spaces amid farmland. The Hall itself standing grey and solid, with the most amazing architecture.....
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Japanese Drummers hit Easingwold with a bang!...


25th June, 2021.




Well, the Kaminari UK Taiko Drummers hit Easingwold Centre on Saturday afternoon as part of our now regular Saturday Summer of Music festival performances organized by our Town Council. But Japanese Drumming? Who on earth would want to watch that? And for two hours?! Well after those two hours, these drummers from York had a large crowd comprising both young and old in the Marketplace shouting for more and had put away any misconceptions of how enjoyable they would be. Easingwold just hasn’t seen much like this before – with seven drummers leaping up and down and dancing around the Buttercross with aplomb! They played on a variety of large drums blending music and dance in in ways you would just not expect at all. This wasn’t just drumming – this was a spectacle and those who were there will tell you how good the show was! The Kaminari Taiko Drummers are based in York, and while this was their first live performance for over a year – you would not have known it.....
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Friends of St Monica’s Hospital...


25th June, 2021.




The lavender borders are beginning to bloom and will give the gardens around the hospital an amazing aroma along with the honeysuckle that is in flower now. There are areas for visitors to sit with their relatives and enjoy the benefits of fresh air and the colourful tubs of flowers.....
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Lynne Gray Advanced Nurse Practioner Retires after 47 years in Nursing...


25th June, 2021.




Millfield Surgery has lost a key member of its Nursing Team. Lynne Gray joined Millfield Surgery towards the end of 2013, having already had a long career in NHS Nursing. Born in Scarborough and having qualified as an SRN in Sheffield in 1977, she started her career at Sheffield Royal Infirmary in the Neurosurgical Unit. Over the following years she went on to qualify as a State Certified Midwife, before working as a Community Nurse all in Sheffield. In 1986 she became one of the first Practice Nurses in the UK and subsequently worked in various locations across the UK whilst also raising her family. In 2000, she undertook a course of study at The University of Liverpool gaining an MSc in Clinical Nursing (Advanced Clinical Practice) and went on to work as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in General Practice in one of the most deprived areas in Lancashire, before moving to Millfield Surgery.....
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Friends Fund Defibs...


25th June, 2021.




The importance of defibrillators has been put into sharp profile by the lifesaving role one played recently in the Euros football. The Friends of St Monica’s Hospital (FOSMH) have been active in helping provide them in the Easingwold area and are co-funding a new one that will soon be appearing on Persimmon’s Weald development on Stillington Road. The shock of seeing Christian Eriksen collapse and receive treatment from a “defib” brought home how critical they can be to keep a person alive. Using one on someone in cardiac arrest can increase survival rate by 60% and their availability in Easingwold is spreading. FOSM has so far co-funded “defibs” as they are known at the York/Stillington Road vets, Easingwold Primary School, Copperclay Walk, and in Oulston and Farlington.....
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Lions Roaring Success at Easingwold Library...


18th June, 2021.




The library are very grateful to Easingwold and District Lions for their generous donation of £150 to buy a selection of reading aids for our home library customers to use. These include magnifiers and lights for those who struggle to read the book print, book stands which are useful to support heavier books and a CD player which can be loaned out to customers who want to try audiobooks. The Lions, who were represented by president John Sutherland and fellow members Alec Harbisher, Ray Evans and Peter Coomer, presented the donations at Easingwold Community Library where they were received by Angela Pontefract and Linda Kentley on behalf of the Home Library Delivery Service. The Lions also had an opportunity to have a socially distanced tour of the library and were given an outline of how the home delivery service operates.....
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Easingwold W I report...


18th June, 2021.




Despite the difficulties we are still managing to celebrate our Centenary Year. Several garden get togethers have been brilliant for friends to catch up, and new friends to get to know us all. Our walks have restarted, enjoying a coffee and chat at the end. For our second garden singalong with Jessa, we were blessed with perfect weather, and we spent a very pleasant afternoon. Ann and Jenny have tidied and planted the flower troughs by the side of the Town Hall, the lilies in our seat on Long Street are about to burst into flower, and Sue’s trough near the Primary School is looking very pretty.....
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Easingwold Running Club...


18th June, 2021.




The Club Championship continues, as does a strong membership participation, with 53 members completing the latest event, a 10km road race, held on the evening of the 25th May. The cool weather made for fantastic running conditions and the army of volunteers, who came dressed for a monsoon, were certainly relieved that the rain managed to hold off. The event is traditionally a key date in the Summer Race League diary, with athletes travelling from across the region to test themselves on the undulating course, a circular route from Easingwold via Crayke. This year the race was slightly different. Holding these races requires huge amounts of organization, dedicated club members and a little bit of creativity.....
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Charity Plant Fair...


18th June, 2021.




On the 6th June, Easingwold Friends of Cancer Research UK were delighted to be back with their annual Plant Fair in the Market Place. We also had hand knitted goods and crafts produced by some of our supporters and second-hand books for sale. The weather was kind, sunny and warm. It was so good to see and chat to old friends and new ones after such a long time. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who kindly donated plants for us to sell and to all our loyal supporters.....
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U3A Easingwold and District...


11th June, 2021.




u3a day – what was that? Did you see the Mayor, Peter Nottage? Did you see the line-dancing? Did you see any other groups? (all signed in for ‘track and trace’) Well, if you didn't, you weren’t around in Easingwold on Wednesday afternoon. This was the first National u3a day. Groups all over UK were celebrating in different ways. Many local businesses supported the day by putting up a poster but a few made a super effort and had bright blue and yellow displays in their windows. Brilliant! There was blue and yellow bunting around the Market Cross (We have been requested to leave it up for now as it looks cheery) and, If you were passing the Galtres Centre, we put some up there as well. You might have noticed people wearing blue and yellow clothes on the day. The event in Easingwold started at 12.00 midday with Peter Nottage, the Mayor making an opening speech. He was interrupted by our flash-mob of line-dancers and all onlookers were suitably surprised as one of our newest groups leapt into action. That was fun.....
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Newton on Ouse WI...


11th June, 2021.




Under a beautiful bright blue sky and soft summer sunshine and surrounded by clumps of golden buttercups, a group of ladies from the Newton on Ouse WI were finally able to meet face to face for the first time since summer! It was a great opportunity to catch up with friends and news from the various villages that come together to make up our WI. With flasks at the ready we were able to laugh and smile and look forward to reforming our group and getting back to what we do best! Newton WI is open to ladies of all ages and interests and currently has members from Newton on Ouse, Linton on Ouse, Tollerton, Shipton, Haxby and Easingwold. We enjoy a good chat, interesting talks, outings and generally having a good time. Potential new members are always welcome to come along and see if it is something that might suit them.....
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Essential bridge repairs on the A19 Easingwold bypass...


11th June, 2021.




Essential overnight repairs to the underside of Three Gables Bridge on the A19 Easingwold bypass will take place later this month. The main girder of the bridge was bent in a collision with a high vehicle on the bypass heading northbound. Repairs are needed to heat treat the girder to unbend it and the bracings. North Yorkshire County Council bridges team will carry out the work for five consecutive nights from Monday, June 21, between 6pm to 6am. The A19 Easingwold bypass will be closed during these hours with traffic diverted through Easingwold. Two-way traffic lights will be in place on Alne Road during working hours and the layby north of Three Gables Bridge will be closed all week.....
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SCARECROWS IN STILLINGTON...


11th June, 2021.




A scarecrow festival was held in Stillington last weekend. Residents were encouraged to design and fabricate scarecrows and display in front of their houses. It seems that half a dozen of them decided to take a break from their normal duties and nip round to Stillington Mill which recently started to offer tea and cakes on Saturdays.....
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There’s Gold in them Hills!...


4th June, 2021.




1,800 year-old Roman artefacts dug up in a field in the Ampleforth area fetched £185,000 at auction, at a Derbyshire auction house last month. Hansons Auctioneers in Derby auctioned off the incredible finds, to a private buyer from London. The story starts in a field in the Ampleforth area in May 2020 when two metal detectorists Mark Didlick from Easingwold and his friend James Spark from Leeds were scanning a field with their metal detectors when that sound indicating metal rang out. They unearthed a bronze bust of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (AD 121 to AD 180) which is 6 inches (13cm) big and an equestrian statuette of the god Mars, a horse shaped knife handle and a plumb-bob (Roman spirit level).....
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Cozie welcomes the sunshine...


4th June, 2021.




After a successful, albeit cold, outdoor Easter activities day Cozie youth club have been back to outdoors youth club evening sessions. This last week, however, the sun came out and someone finally turned the temperature up.....
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Tollerton Tennis Club News...


4th June, 2021.




It was a beautiful afternoon in the village and Tollerton Tennis Club members competed for the Hailstone Cup. This is an annual competition of mixed doubles, which was delayed this year due to Covid restrictions. A fun afternoon was had by all with lots of good tennis and banter. The cup was won by Nick Thompson and Mary Foster after a competitive final played against Robert Parry and Janet Brown.....
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The ‘Thousand butterfly ‘project – Easingwold...


4th June, 2021.




In late 2019, Easingwold Community Library successfully applied to North Yorkshire’s Stronger Community fund for money to run a volunteer led project called ‘Inspire the Child’. The main aim of the project was to bring primary school children from the various small rural schools around Easingwold into the library and to run several library related activities. The project was a great success but unfortunately was cut short by the outbreak of the virus. A library volunteer after reading about and then visiting ‘The Flock’ art installation at Wentworth Woodhouse near Rotherham, came up with a similar idea. This was to involve as many people as possible from our local community, to create an art installation outside the Easingwold Community Library. The funding from the ‘Stronger Community’ fund, with the council’s blessing, was diverted to the new project.....
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Easingwold U13s match report...


28th May, 2021.




Easingwold Bulls u13’s hosted Ripley Bulls in our first home league match of the season. Having lost the toss, Ripley elected to bat first. Using a total of 9 bowlers we restricted them to 53 for 7, through good straight bowling and catching. Rory Hutchinson set the tone with wicket with the first ball of the innings. Rory finished with two wickets as did Harrison Goodridge, one with a superb ball nipping back off the wicket. Seb Goodridge, Charlie Tompkins and 9 year old William Piercy all got one wicket each.....
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MARCH OF THR SUPERHEROES...


28th May, 2021.




On Friday 7th May colleagues from Easingwold coop stores in the Market Place and Long Street donned their capes and charged up their super powers to raise money for mind. Led by the brilliant Gary Stewart on drums and accompanied by the wonderful Bex Rowan from Mindful Photography Uk, the superheroes marched from Long street into the Market Place. The sun was out and the Town centre was busy, after such a grand entrance it seemed only right that Member Pioneer, Annabel Gledhill, should take to a bench to give an impromptu speech about mental health in rural communities.....
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U3A Easingwold & District...


28th May, 2021.




Have you spotted our advertisement in this edition for national u3a day on Wednesday 2nd June? We hope plenty of people will join in to find out more about Easingwold and District u3a. It might be just what you are looking for. Look out for blue and yellow bunting, shop window displays and posters. Our monthly meetings are still on zoom but our speaker secretary has lined up some excellent speakers. This month we had a late change. Kevin Lennox joined us to talk about New Zealand – North Island. ‘Aotearoa – Land of the Long White Cloud’. He told us about the fascinating beauty of the whole island which is 11,000 miles and 22 flying hours from UK. It is nearer to the South Pole than the equator and covering 44,000 square miles is the worlds 14th largest island with a population of 3.5million (70% of the population of New Zealand). This is one of the most active volcano regions of the world.....
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Easingwold Summer of Music...


28th May, 2021.




To cheer us all up after our long lockdown – Easingwold Town Council is very pleased to bring to you the Easingwold Summer of Music! There will be live music for you to enjoy in our Market Place every Saturday 1.00pm – 3.00pm, until the end of September! Music for everyone, from the Beatles and Paul Simon to the relaxing sounds of the Harp and even a drumming session which you can try your hand at! Something for all of us to enjoy in fact and at long last we have something to cheer about! Tell your friends and spread the word about how wonderful Easingwold is. Something to shout about and be proud of our Town as well as being a good reason to come into the centre on an otherwise quiet Saturday afternoon.....
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Brownies are Back!...


21st May, 2021.




After a very long 14 months, and lots of online zoom meetings, 1st Sutton on the Forest Brownie unit are finally back to meeting in person! We’re pleased to say hello to lots of new faces, sad to say goodbye to those who have outgrown us and glad to be welcoming back everybody in between.....
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Easingwold Community Library News...


21st May, 2021.




Our local library is back open and being well used. What a relief as the Covid numbers keep falling and the vaccination rollout helps us stay safe. The wealth of new books on the shelves are being borrowed quickly with lots more available so do come and borrow your weekly allowance of nine books. Shelves display the new books, thrillers, crime and children’s books with displays on local walks and Mental Health week. All can be borrowed for three weeks as well as audio books for those long journeys to staycations. Children’s groups are not yet restarting but we hope to do so soon. Our hours will increase in June with times on our web site and outside on the notice board. We are grateful to Councillor F Johnston –Banks for all his work on our History and Local Study information that we house in the library. He is copying documents and putting them in files on line so that the public can access them. This will be useful for people researching local history in their own time and at home.....
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Lockdown projects in our town...


21st May, 2021.




Two new Holiday lets open their doors for guests visiting Easingwold and the local area. During Lockdown Helen and James, sister and brother, were independently busy doing renovations and conversions in two properties located in Easingwold. Helen and husband Denis received planning permission to convert a garage to an annex two days before the first Lockdown working tirelessly and under difficult conditions with Mark a local builder, Anthony a local roofer/joiner and Scott a local plasterer to produce an amazing one bedroomed self contained apartment in the centre of Easingwold. Instead of the two months anticipated to complete the build the restrictions extended the time frame to 10 months.....
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Rainbow over the Galtres Centre...


21st May, 2021.




This photo was taken in the early evening of Sunday 16th May from Easingwold Town Hall.....
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10,000th Dose Covid 19 Vaccination Administered...


14th May, 2021.




Last Friday a milestone was reached at the Galtres Centre for the patients of Millfield , Stillington, and Tollerton Surgeries. An incredible 10,000th Covid 19 vaccine dose was administered by Dr Anna Mannion, to a thrilled recipient, Mr. Michael Hourston. Reaching such a target was the culmination of a phenomenal team effort and by the end of the day’s clinic a further 531 people received the vaccine. Special mention must go to Dr Lorraine Boyd who has worked tirelessly to organize and deliver the local vaccination programme along with her able lieutenants, who have included doctors, pharmacists, nurses and administrators, who are currently working or retired. They all live or work locally to Easingwold. As a result of their efforts and those of the EDCCA volunteers, under the stewardship of Di Watkins, their Chief Officer, the Galtres sited Local Vaccination Programme has evolved into an incredibly efficient and heartwarmingly community spirited success story.....
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Easingwold Running Club...


14th May, 2021.




Hands up, who remembers cross country at school? Fuelled by the enticing prospect of an afternoon away from the classroom, the expectation of spending half the route precariously pulling your trainers from a patch of mud, you were almost certain you could jump over and the unquestionable certainty, that at least one pupil, would have to run in an outfit made entirely of lost property. It is safe to say that for many, school cross country certainly conjures a variety of evocative memories. Not however, Round 2 of the Club Championship, this could not have been a bigger contrast. The weather was perfect, the ground was dry, and the participants were fuelled by a sense of common completive spirit and possibly the odd strong coffee. Taking on a 7km route in Myton and supported by a team of volunteers, 49 socially distanced members completed the off-road course.....
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Outwood Academy Equestrian School Team...


14th May, 2021.




Alice Spivey and her horse Fergus had a super day the other week at Epworth ODE. (One Day Event). Representing Outwood Academy Easingwold School Equestrian Teams and competing against other school team from across the region.....
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Latest news from the Friends of St Monica’s Hospital...


14th May, 2021.




The flowers around St Monica’s hospital were looking very colourful last week! Much appreciation again to Rob and Christine. “The Friends of St Monica’s Hospital are now able to invite our volunteers back into the hospital after over a years absence.” said Chair of the Friends, David Kenworthy. “They are a great help supporting the medical staff in the hospital by taking on the important job of serving morning coffee and afternoon tea amongst other non medical duties“ he continued.....
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Tancream on at The Catalyst...


7th May, 2021.




A DRAGON’S den slaying duo are making Newcastle’s Catalyst home, tapping into university support to help grow their business. Gillian Robson and Katy Foxcroft - whose company Tancream brings together sun protection and self-tan in one uniquely formulated product - have signed up to take a virtual office space at The Catalyst, Helix, a £50m business centre that is home to the North East Innovation Centre for Ageing and the North East Innovation Centre for Data. The local businesswomen - who were inspired to set up Tancream following Gillian’s battle with skin cancer - are now tapping into the building’s world-class facilities and making use of The Catalyst’s close ties with Newcastle University. Already, Tancream has secured the support of PhD student Jess Moor, who will work on a research project over the next year, helping Tancream build powerful evidence of its skin enhancing properties.....
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School Trust Launches Uniform Recycling Campaign...


7th May, 2021.




Outwood Family and Uniform Supplier Trutex Are Asking Families To Donate Used Uniform. A leading school trust is launching a new campaign alongside uniform supplier, Trutex. Outwood Grange Academies Trust, which consists of over 30 schools across the North of England including Easingwold and Alne, is hoping the campaign can help lower the cost of uniforms by making high-quality recycled uniforms available. As part of the campaign, each Outwood academy will house a recycle bin that will enable students and their families to donate items of school uniform that they no longer wear or need. These items will then be collected by Trutex to be repaired, if necessary, washed and made ready for purchase as pre-loved uniform items.....
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Sunset, 30 April...


7th May, 2021.




Sunset on 30 April - Claypenny’s answer to Stonehenge?.....
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Easingwold Primary School Easter fundraising fun...


29th April, 2021.




Pupils and staff at Easingwold Primary School were pleased to get back to a sense of normality last month, when the annual Easter egg and bonnet competition was able to take place. There was clearly huge excitement with almost 100 entries all of extremely high standard, making the judges decision extremely difficult. It was great to see so much support for this event which raised £180.00 towards Chromebooks and the MUGA. The winning entries were in EYFS/Year 1: 1st place - Jessica F - My Hope Tree, 2nd place - Freddie S - Carrot Bonnet, 3rd - Jack P - Jackasaurus the Egg Dino. Year 2/3: 1st place - Faith J - Eggchanted Wood, 2nd - Jessica R - Humptey Dumptey, 3rd - Arla F - Sheepy Bunny. Year 4,5,6 - 1st - Oliver W - Dino Chaos, 2nd - Thomas Souter - A True Hero, 3rd - Seb M - Vikings. The staff winner was Mrs Cottrell with The Hungry Caterpillar.....
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Outwood Academy Easingwold Equestrian Team...


29th April, 2021.




The opportunities for competing have certainly taken and upward turn and plenty of opportunity for the members to start to take part and compete against other schools in the Area. We had a team travel over to Bishop Burton last Sunday, an early start, lovely sunny day and lots of smiles all round for these young riders. The team for Bishop Burton for the 70 cm were Harry Savage, Holly Middlemiss, Kathryn Featherstone and Maddie Brown. Some fast rounds for the team with Kathryn Featherstone and her pony Duke taking first place out of the 31 riders, and Holly Middlemiss and her pony Dominoes Dream taking 5th place. A pole down for Harry and Maddie, overall placing the team proudly taking first Team place....Photo taken by Laura Jane Brown - Raskelf, LJ Photography.....
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New paths in Easingwold...


29th April, 2021.




In last week's paper we reported that many footpaths in Easingwold Market Place were repaired and retarmaced. Here's some photos showing the finished results....
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County Cricketing Success for Terrington Hall School...


29th April, 2021.




Following a few weeks of intense observation days, Terrington Hall School is proud to announce that Olivia Kibler, one of the schools junior cricketers, has been selected to represent Yorkshire U13s Girls' Performance Squad, as a wicket keeper and batter. Rob Johnson, Women and Girls Club and League Development Manager from Yorkshire Cricket Board said “We are very excited for Olivia to join us and believe that she has massive potential.” Cricket has always been an extremely popular sport at the co-education prep school for children aged 3-13 years, located on the outskirts of York, with the school boasting a long list of talented pupils that have competed at regional level. Girls’ cricket is very active at the school and the inaugural girls’ cricket fixtures start this summer. This is the first time in the history of the school that a girl has been selected to play for Yorkshire....
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Zebra Crossing Easingwold...


23rd April, 2021.




Easingwold Town Council is very concerned for the safety of our residents and one particular issue we have been aware of is the poor visibility of the zebra crossing outside our Primary School. From the many complaints of near misses on the crossing received from the parents who use it every day it was obvious to the council that something needed to be done. We are very pleased indeed to see that the contractors have at long last fitted the enhanced bright LED lights at the zebra crossing by the Primary School to increase its visibility to oncoming drivers. The new lights were partially funded by an award from the AJ1 police fund - for which your Town Council had successfully applied for - other local awards were discussed in the Advertiser a few weeks ago. To make up the total cost, significant contributions were also made from your Town Council and some money from NYCC via our County Councillor Peter Sowray....
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EASINGWOLD HAXBY ROBINSON BOWLING CLUB...


23rd April, 2021.




Our green opening day on Saturday 17th April and with fine weather was a great success, our local MP Mr Kevin Hollinrake opened proceedings he also gave a demonstration of bowling (he is an ex.cricketer) and did exceedingly well. A minutes silence to commemorate the passing of HRH Prince Philip but also a long standing member of the club we lost recently Mr Robin Ince was observe....
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Easingwold Community Library...


23rd April, 2021.




The library re opened on 12th April welcoming back dozens of excited customers. It was wonderful to see people back in the library scouring the shelves for titles. New books for adults and children were flying off the shelves. People were delighted to handle the shiny new covers and select an armful to take home. People used the amnesty on fines that lasts until the end of April to return their books. Each adult is allowed 10 books and hundreds of new copies now line the shelves. Our valued volunteers are manning the desks and dealing with requests. They have bravely reacquainted themselves with the computer and systems and are ably supported by Jo Braidwood, our NYCC member of staff....
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Tiddlywinks Easingwold...


23rd April, 2021.




The children here at Tiddlywinks are certainly enjoying the sunny days that Spring is bringing and with this exploring new life with a recent visit from living eggs which saw all 10 chicks hatch who are now enjoying their new home at a staff members farm. We have also had a visit from Croft Feeds who brought their lambs with them for the children to pet and feed....
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Outwood Academy Easingwold – Equestrian School Team...


16th April, 2021.




With the rules changing at the end of March it has allowed the team to start to train together and enter a few competitions representing the School. Team training started last week under the guidance of our team trainer Holly Magill-Ashworth. Holly ran some training session for the members, ensuring they had the opportunity to practice a few poles, some flat work and going over a jump or two. For some of the team it’s the first time they have been out since the end of December and welcomed the opportunity. Holly was incredibly supportive and keen to support the local school team....
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Tree planting in Easingwold...


16th April, 2021.




A joint initiative between Easingwold Town Council, Easingwold Youth Council, Easingwold Green Spaces and Cozie Youth Club took place last Tuesday morning. The weather was kind to us as we gathered In Chase Garth Park, ready for Kathleen Butcher to give us some safety tips and tell us where the trees were to be planted. The very useful trolley on wheels ably contained the trees, containers with water, plant food and tools, stakes to support and netting to protect the trees with ties to secure them. Two young people helped plant each of the 6 trees. Dwayne and Will planted the first one followed by Emily and Charley from Cozie Youth Club then James and Ben. Us adults helped if required and put the plant food in before the soil was replaced, the stake hammered into the ground and netting securely placed around the tress to protect them and make them visible to the mower....
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FOSMH banner at Jabs Army...


16th April, 2021.




Patients arriving for their COVID-19 vaccinations at the Galtres Centre are now being greeted by a new banner. To mark their partnership with EDCCA and funding of lunches for the volunteers and NHS staff who make up the town’s “Jabs Army”, the Friends of St Monica’s unveiled its banner at the weekend. It also encourages bids for grants from FOSMH to support health and care initiatives locally....
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Easingwold and District u3a...


16th April, 2021.




The u3a are busy. We are not only meeting at our monthly general Zoom meetings but also in other groups which are still running thanks to Zoom. Some groups have been able to start meeting in one anothers gardens. Our website is full of information about what is going on. We have some new groups which are planned to start in the next month or so. Canasta, solving cryptic crosswords and map-reading are all due to start within the next month. The cycling group has just restarted and our walking groups have just been able to restart all in groups of up to 6 people. This has worked well so far for the cycling and 7-8 mile walking group and we hope to manage in a similar manner for the 5-6 mile walking group....
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MAUNDY MONEY RECEIVED BY POST...


9th April, 2021.




This Easter Margaret Price of Stillington was one of the recipients of the Queen’s Maundy money. The Queen has personally thanked stalwarts in a letter for their work to “enrich the life of their neighbours”, and in Margaet’s case also her Christian service in the community. Normally at a Royal Maundy Service the Queen would have distributed Maundy money. However, this year 95 men and 95 women (representing the Queen’s 95th Birthday on the 21st April) received the Maundy money by post – due to social distancing....
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Baby Bonnets...


9th April, 2021.




During the last lockdown Jenny Rhodes, knitted some 16 premature baby bonnets. A retired nurse, Jenny decided to help premature babies who need special care when they are first born....
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Outwood Primary Academy Alne Officially Opens...


9th April, 2021.




Primary School Joins Outwood Academy Easingwold As Part Of The Outwood Family. A local primary school has started its new life after converting to a primary academy and joining one of the leading family of schools in the country. Outwood Primary Academy Alne, formerly Alne Primary School, has officially opened its doors to students as part of Outwood Grange Academies Trust for the first time. The primary academy was rated as Inadequate by Ofsted following an inspection in July 2019, and subsequently Outwood was named as preferred sponsor. The Outwood Family had been working with the school prior to its conversion, to ensure a smooth transition. The Headteacher of Alne Primary School, Miss Michelle Dawson will remain as principal of the new Outwood Primary Academy Alne....
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Big Teds Easter Appearance...


9th April, 2021.




Kim Richardson of Meadowfields Close Easingwold brought out the Big Teds for their Easter Appearance....
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Will Richardsons Charity Walk...


1st April, 2021.




In early December, Will Richardson of Easingwold, collapsed with a coronary episode. He was rushed to York Hospital for tests. He was then transferred to Castle Hill for major open heart surgery. They replaced his aortic valve, reinforced his aorta and did a myomectomy. (That’s removing part of the heart wall to increase the capacity of the heart.) The Surgeon suggested that he do gentle exercise as part of his recovery. Perhaps walking? So at the beginning of March he decided to do a sponsored walk. He would walk the equivalent of the Coast to Coast Walk, a distance of 192 miles....
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Easingwold Primary School...


1st April, 2021.




This term, as part of the design and technology curriculum, the Year 5 and 6 children at Easingwold Primary School have been using a piece of computer aided design software called TinkerCAD to design and create 3D Viking helmets. This has linked to their Viking topic and has allowed them to explore and use the 3D printer. They have worked extremely hard learning to use the software, turning a 2D paper design into a 3D finished product and evaluating their creations....
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Easingwold Library News...


1st April, 2021.




Easingwold Community Library is all set to re open to the public 12th April 2021. Our Covid restricted hours remain: Monday 10-12, 2.30 -5.00, Tuesday 10-12, Friday 10- 12, 2.30 - 5.00, Saturday 10-12. The volunteers have been working hard during lockdown to keep the library clean and tidy, moving books to accommodate new stock and meeting reservations and requests. New stock has arrived weekly with a huge range of fiction for adults and children. There are more books on Crime and non- fiction, new, large print books and audio books. Photo of book case display The Home Library Delivery Service has continued through this lockdown with volunteers picking books, sorting them out and delivering to those who need them in Easingwold and surrounding villages. We know people are grateful for this service and new customers are welcome to request HLDS....
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Fly Tipping near Sheriff Hutton...


1st April, 2021.




One of Morse’s Coaches came across this terrible fly tipping near Sheriff Hutton recently. The driver and three helpers got stuck in and cleared the road. Well done all four of you....
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Return to school...


26th March, 2021.




The children and families of Easingwold Primary School were thrilled to all be able to return to school on March 8th. There were lots of smiley faces at the gates, despite the rain and the children were so happy to see their friends and teachers. Staff have been thrilled at how well the children have returned and how quickly their return to learning in school has happened....
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St Monica's Spring Spruce...


26th March, 2021.




The Friends of St Monica's have been active with the gardens and grounds at the hospital looking good with spring flowers beginning to appear along with the primulas and winter pansies. The Summer House has been cleaned and new cushions are in place for the coming spring and summer. Last year it was hardly used due to Covid restrictions but we are hoping that future residents will be able to enjoy sitting in it with family or visitors when we get some warmer weather. Appreciation go to Rob and Christine Burn whose continued work is paying dividends....
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New Defibrillators installed in Easingwold...


26th March, 2021.




A primary role of any Town Council is to ensure the safety of its citizens. Publically accessible Defibrillators are an effective way of improving life chances following a Cardiac Arrest. Easingwold already has three of these, located outside of The George and Springhill Court in the Centre as well as another at the Fire Training facility on Stillington Rd. After a Cardiac Arrest, it is vital that oxygen rich blood flows to the brain and vital organs as soon as possible. In fact, there is a 10% drop in the chances of survival for every minute that passes without early CPR and defibrillation! So the sooner you can access and use a defibrillator, the better! Obviously the closer you are to a defibrillator, the less time you lose before using it. However your Town Council realized that as Easingwold’s population expands outwards, more and more residents will not be able to access a defibrillator in enough time to be effective. We therefore decided to install another four defibrillators to help our residents following a Cardiac Arrest....
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Easingwold Community Primary Going Quackers This Easter For Fundraising...


26th March, 2021.




EPIC is the group involved with raising much needed funds for Easingwold Community Primary School. We have a big target of c£21,000 to aim for at the moment, which will enable the school to build a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA). This is a fenced off space with a special surface and markings for different sports and goals incorporated into the area, to enable children to have fun with balls sports at break times and maximize the outside space. The aim is also to ensure children can keep active all year round in any weather, something that is certainly extremely important for their mental health and well-being. The hope is that this facility will be available to local nurseries and community groups e.g walking netball and football....
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Local Covid Vaccination Programme Easingwold, Stillington and Tollerton Surgeries...


19th March, 2021.




The South Hambleton Covid Vaccination Programme reached a further milestone last Saturday, when a magnificent number of 621 vaccines were administered. Helping us were the wonderful EDCCA volunteers who, once again, ensured the smooth flow of the clinic. This week, the Easingwold, Stillington and Tollerton practices will be contacting those patients in the over 50 group. This coming Friday, there is another big full day clinic to accommodate this group. There is plenty of vaccine available and if you think you have been missed please inform your practice. Please also ensure your contact details are up to date. We will also be getting round our housebound and residential home patients with their second doses this week....
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Newton on Ouse WI...


19th March, 2021.




Another month and another challenge for Newton on Ouse WI to provide their members with an alternative meeting! This month we sent out a ‘Meeting in an envelope’ to every member which included: a recipe sheet and a selection of limericks to celebrate St David’s Day and St Patrick’s Day, a quiz and puzzle sheet and a piece of aida fabric with a selection of threads to encourage our members to participate in a needlework project. We hope to use our aida to produce a stitched record of members during the pandemic. Our ladies have been asked to cross stitch their initials in green and then to decorate as they wish by adding a border, embellishments and anything else they can think of. Although a challenge for some of us, suggestions, guidelines and offers of help were also included....
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LITTER...


19th March, 2021.




Great news! There is so much less litter in Easingwold. Local residents have been quietly and effectively picking up litter. I do a few sacks a week since the first lockdown and despaired that there was so much. Recently I have noticed that there is much, much less. Much appreciation to everyone doing their bit. Grass verges are green again. Plastic bottles and aluminium cans will not get shredded in mowers and cut the feet of wild animals. Baby birds will not get fed tiny bits of plastic swelling their stomachs and starving to death. String, wire and worse will not entangle feet and beaks of creatures. Glass will not cut unsuspecting creatures. Perhaps plastic wrappers will not be picked and swallowed by sheep and cattle....
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David. A. Kerfoot MBE DL stands down as LEP Chair...


19th March, 2021.




After 10 years as a board member, serving the last three years as LEP Chair, David. A. Kerfoot MBE DL stood down 15th March at his final board meeting with York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership. During his time as Chair, David has seen the York & North Yorkshire LEP deliver over £220m of investment into the region, including over £115m on capital projects and £105m of skills and business support programmes. Thanking David for the passion and commitment he has shown throughout his tenure, James Farrar, Chief Operating Officer of York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “Working with David, particularly over the last three years in his role as Chair, has been a huge privilege. David is an authentic leader and what he wants for our region is for the LEP to deliver real impact on the ground, locally, and make a positive difference. His absolute commitment to ensuring our performance as a LEP has seen us deliver £220m of Local Growth Fund and European funded investment over the last five years, on time and on budget....
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Easingwold student raises £3,000 for charity after recovering from cancer...


12th March, 2021.




A sixth form student from Easingwold who recently recovered from thyroid cancer has raised £3,000 for charity through a sponsored haircut. Ellie Redshaw decided to chop off her hair to raise vital funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research. The charity saves lives in Yorkshire by funding research to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Ellie also donated her seven-inch locks to Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children and young people who have lost their hair following cancer treatment....
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Do More, Be More...


12th March, 2021.




We live in difficult times. Our ears are full of cries for help from every quarter. It’s easy to become desensitized, immune to the white noise of constant pleas. British people and particularly Yorkshire folk are by their nature, caring. Aloof maybe, gruff sometimes but we’d do anything for a worthy cause, It is commendable. It’s why ‘Caring’ is one of our five guiding principles in Scouting along with integrity, respect, belief and cooperation....
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Budget boosts business and the North...


12th March, 2021.




Thirsk and Malton MP, Kevin Hollinrake, says the three-part Spring Budget will support people and businesses in his constituency through a moment of deep crisis, will begin to fix the public finances with a fair and honest plan and will support the work of building the UK economy whilst levelling up across all the regions. Mr Hollinrake, who has been pushing for a fairer share for the North since he was elected, said that the news that the Treasury is moving to Darlington, the UK Investment Bank will be based in Leeds and Teeside is to become one of the eight freeports shows that the Government really means business about levelling up and will provide knock on benefits for the whole region. The key measures include: • An extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until the end of September ensuring it continues to support employers as they begin to reopen. • Two further grants for self-employed people, with the newly self-employed also eligible for both grants. • A continuation of the temporary Universal Credit uplift for a further six months. • New support for providing young people with new skills, including doubling the incentive payment to SMEs to take on apprentices of any age to £3,000, and £126 million to triple the number of traineeships next year....
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Alne Street Fayre 2021 is ON – new date announced...


12th March, 2021.




We are delighted to announce that Alne Street Fayre 2021 will take place this September. Rest assured that the organizing group will ensure that all safety requirements in force at that time will be fully met but we are very hopeful that we will be able to run a great outside event, with plenty of space to enjoy the entertainment with friends and family, and that this can be a celebration of leaving behind us the dark days of the last 18 months....
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Outwood Academy School Equestrian Team...


5th March, 2021.




Over the past few months there has obviously been no school competitions to attend or any opportunities for any training events for members of the School Equestrian Team. However, this has not stopped members preparing for the future. With the formation of the team has come the opportunity for new kit to use when they are competing. They’re very fortunate and appreciative to have been gifted some new purple saddle pads by BATA, Raskelf Road, Easingwold....
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Cubs Virtual Walk...


5th March, 2021.




During the February half term, the 1st Forest of Galtres, Easingwold Cubs were challenged to virtually hike from York Minister to Whitby Abbey. The Cubs were asked to use their daily exercise to clock up miles towards their group goal. The aim was 48 miles and the Cubs smashed it....
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Yorkshire Air Ambulance Called out to Easingwold...


5th March, 2021.




Last Friday 26th February the Yorkshire Air Ambulance was spotted circling around Easingwold at 9.30am, it landed in a field next to Stonefield Avenue....
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YORKSHIRE TRAINER CLAIMS SUCCESS IN STUD & STABLE STAFF AWARDS...


5th March, 2021.




Ruth Carr, racehorse trainer from Stillington, recently nominated her Racing Secretary, Chrissie Sykes for the David Nicholson Newcomer Award in the annual Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff awards and she claimed success as a runner up in her category. The Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff awards recognize and celebrate the remarkable dedication, hard work and passion of the people who provide the best possible care to our racehorses and people and a very different ceremony was held this year, live on Racing TV via Zoom and was presented by Ed Chamberlain....
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From Cozie with love...


26th February, 2021.




We at Cozie love being in Easingwold, we think that the pandemic has helped us all to realize how lucky we are to live here. That’s not to say life hasn’t been difficult for us all. We teamed up with Beth from Hearts to produce a special art competition for our youngsters. We’ve been out and about doing detached youth work and as well as checking up on our youngsters we also gave them a Valentine’s competition pack. The brief was to produce a decorated heart which may also contain a message of love, romantic or otherwise....
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Zoom the MP...


26th February, 2021.




Kevin Hollinrake MP met with 80 or so of his constituents last week from the comfort of his home, via Zoom, in an open constituency meeting that anyone could attend. There were no “cats” or upside-down faces and no technology short-comings. The topic of the evening was the pandemic. Kevin opened by speaking of the 119,000 deaths from Covid-19 and the extreme loss of liberties that have caused such hardship to people and businesses. Setting what would become the tenor of the meeting he admitted “There is no doubt we made mistakes”, but he pointed to similar struggles in other countries and to the great successes, including the roll-out of the vaccination programme and the wonderful work of health and care workers during the last 12 months. On the impact of the repeated lockdowns on schools and children Kevin said: “We took our foot off the gas, we should have been ahead of the game in preparing for a second lockdown in terms of technology and made sure they were available for all children. It’s one of the areas where we could have done better....
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Big Ted...


26th February, 2021.




Big Ted (Meadowfields Close, Easingwold) was back out wishing us all a Happy Valentine's Day....
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Easingwold & District U3A...


26th February, 2021.




Are you curious? Just in case some of you don’t know what the u3a is, I’ll explain. It’s a worldwide organization for people no longer in full-time work, who are still curious and want to learn or want to share knowledge with others. It’s about exploring new ideas, skills and activities together, learning for fun and making friends. Everybody has something to offer. In UK there are over a thousand u3a groups. Under lockdown we remain active with as many groups as possible meeting on zoom. We recently had our monthly meeting on zoom and encouragingly the number of participant members and visitors is increasing. This month our own member Martin Whillock FRAS talked to us about ‘Astronomy – what’s out there? A tour of the solar system....
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Easingwold Primary School...


19th February, 2021.




To pay tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore the children at Easingwold Primary were challenged to 'Do 100 for Captain Tom.' They took part in a special assembly last Thursday where they learnt about his resilience and persevere to help them in their own learning and the importance of remaining positive in difficult times. The whole school also did a one-minute clap to pay tribute....
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7-Year-old Cycles 100 Miles in Memory of Captain Sir Tom...


19th February, 2021.




10 days ago, 7-year-old Percy Ollive set out on a personal challenge like no other. In memory of Captain Sir Tom, who lapped his garden 100 times during lockdown 1, raising money for charity, Percy decided he’d like to aim high and see if he could cycle 100 miles on his bike in 10 days. Percy, who attends Crayke C of E Primary School in North Yorkshire, set out to raise £100 for his school’s parent and teacher association, who support the school. Like most primary aged children at present, Percy is home-schooling and wanted to do something special for his school community, who are working so hard to keep pupils motivated and connected....
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EASINGWOLD’S ANDRE ROBSON GETS CHAMPIONSHIP SIGN UP...


19th February, 2021.




Bedford Blues are pleased to announce the signing of exciting prospect Andre Robson ahead of the 2021 Championship season. The 20-year-old – who joins from Yorkshire Academy – will provide competition to Mike Rayer’s backs division, equally adept at outside centre or on the wing and possessing lots of raw pace and power. Graduating from Durham School and the Yorkshire Carnegie age grade system, Robson has had his pathway blocked by injury last season, but is back fully fit and keen to impress at Goldington Road....
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Easingwold WI Centenary...


19th February, 2021.




In January 1921 a meeting was held in the Town Hall. Presided over by Mrs Love of Hawkhills, and addressed by Miss Dent of Wetherby, the meeting was to gauge interest in forming a W I. A committee was formed, Mrs Love to be president, and all other offices filled. 150 members enrolled. Afterwards a social was held, gentlemen included, and dancing, musical items and refreshments were enjoyed. Mr Walter Bannister proposed a “hearty vote of thanks” for providing such an enjoyable evening. The first official meeting was held in the Parish Rooms in early February 1921. There was a large attendance and the talk was “Handicrafts.” For 99 years, apart from a period during WW2, when soldiers were billeted in the Parish Rooms and meetings were moved to the Wesleyan Chapel on Spring Street, meetings have been held in the Parish Rooms. Sadly we are not able to complete our Centenary here, but look forward to meeting in our new “home” at Easingwold Cricket Club, as soon as circumstances permit....
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New Chromebooks at Easingwold Primary School...


12th February, 2021.




Last week the staff and children of Easingwold Primary School were extremely excited to receive a delivery of 68 brand new Chromebooks! One set of 34 has been funded by EPIC, our team of parent and volunteer fundraisers. The children have already had a lot of use out of them and used them to access learning, carry out research, complete their computing lessons and to meet up with their friends who are currently working from home when the class have their daily meet up on Google Classroom....
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Students from Outwood Academy Easingwold took part in a virtual relay for two charities...


12th February, 2021.




Sixth form students from a local secondary academy have taken part in a virtual relay to help raise over £500 for two national charities. Year 12 students from Outwood Academy Easingwold, took part in a virtual relay to raise money for charities chosen by the students: Young Minds and Macmillan Cancer Support. Each student in the year group was given a 60 minute time slot in which to run or walk as far as possible and then log their distance. The aim was to cover 200 miles in the 40 hours of the working week and the year group sneaked over the line on the last leg, covering over 201 miles in total despite the freezing and wet conditions. To achieve their aim, the students worked together as a team showing a strong team spirit with every student contributing who was able to. Some students even stepped up to cover those who were injured, ill, self-isolating or shielding, with Sadie Bird, Louis Boyce, David Millan and Georgia and Milly Ainley all running twice for the special cause....
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Litter picking...


12th February, 2021.




On a Sunny 1st February Jenny and David Rhodes went litter picking grass verges on Crayke Road and other roads around Easingwold....
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Beast from the East 2...


12th February, 2021.




The past weekend and the early part of this week have certainly brought back winter with a vengeance with sub zero temperatures and regular falls of snow. Luckily, we have not had the volume of snow that other parts of Britain are having to deal with....
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Butterflies are landing in Easingwold...


6th February, 2021.




The first of 1200 colourful butterflies have returned to the town. As part of a Community project organised by the Co-op, Easi-works and the Community library, 1100 butterflies have fluttered out to seven primary schools, residential homes, Guiding, Cozie, the U3A, the WI, Kurt’s club, ECCDA and numerous individuals in the neighbourhood. There are 100 still to collect from the library once it reopens hopefully sometime in the spring. Individuals will be notified when they can pick up their butterfly....
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1st Easingwold Scout Group...


6th February, 2021.




Despite a world-wide pandemic, it’s a real delight to share some successes in Scouting. Back in 2017 the 1st Easingwold Scout Group embarked on the redevelopment of their outdoor centre – a Scouting venue set in 8 acres of pasture and woodland used and loved by the Scout Group, but also by the wider community. After assembling a small team with the necessary skills to deliver such a huge project, some 3 years later and after raising an astonishing £218,800 through fundraising, generous benefactors and grant aid, the Easingwold Outdoor Centre, known locally as “The Dawney”, is soon to be completed. Despite the arrival of Covid-19, the Team and Scout Group pushed on through some exceedingly difficult and challenging times delivering an amazing new facility for Scouts and the wider community to enjoy for many years to come. This has been a truly magnificent achievement for the Scout Group. Mondegreen EB is “delighted to have awarded funds through the Landfill Community Fund to this exciting project which will provide excellent facilities for both Scouts and the local community....
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Newton on Ouse WI...


6th February, 2021.




Like most clubs and societies, Women’s Institutes are unable to hold their normal monthly meetings during the current pandemic restrictions. Undaunted, Newton on Ouse WI continue to strive together to create alternative ways of keeping our members in touch and engaged through these trying times. Scattered across a number of villages, our members have kept in contact through telephone calls, e mails and letter writing – exchanging general chatter and ensuring that everyone is in good health and coping well. Doorstep chats incorporated into daily exercise regimes have also helped brighten the days....
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Local Businesses Supporting Local Residents...


6th February, 2021.




On Sunday 31st January the village of Shipton-by-Beningbrough, delivered Sunday dinner/tea with a dessert, free of charge to all the over 65s (that accepted the offer), who lived alone in the village. 20 out of 29 residents enjoyed the meal, delivered to their doors....
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