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By Barbara Bradley
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Monday, August 16, 2010
Grewelthorpe News

Coffee Morning: To raise funds for Grewelthorpe's proposed village hall and community centre, Liz and Colin Witton are holding a coffee morning tomorrow at their home Gildersbank,Grewelthorpe. The event will run from 10am to 12.30pm and admission is by donation. There will be a raffle, bring and buy, cake and produce stalls. Please support. All welcome.

Fleamarket: St James's Church, Grewelthorpe are holding their annual fleamarket in Masham Town Hall on August 30, Bank Holiday Monday and the event will run from 10am-4pm. There will, as always, be a good assortment of stalls selling all kinds of goods.
The church will have their own book stall and they are asking for paperbacks and childrens books, DVD's and CD's, these can be left in the church. The church will also have a bric-a-brac stall and they are asking for good quality secondhand items, plants and homemade produce. If you can contribute to this stall please leave items with Liz Witton or Kath Jeff.
Homemade refreshments will be on sale all day. Cakes and scones etc are needed, these also can be left with Liz and Kath or delivered to the town hall on the day. The committee would also welcome offers of help in the kitchen. Please ring Liz Witton 658570 to offer your services.
As well as the church stalls there will be lots of other types of stalls, Arts and crafts, jewellery, antiques, toys, woodturning, collectables of all kinds and many more. Please come along and see what is on offer.

Family Ceilidh: Grewelthorpe Sports and Social Association are organising a family ceilidh on Saturday, September 11, at 7pm at The Hutts Farm, Grewelthorpe. Music by Hopjack Jig. There will be food, but please bring your own drinks. Details from Judith Tel 658098.

Monday, May 17, 2010
Grewelthorpe News

Strayside Singers Concert: There will be a concert given by the Harrogate Strayside Singers ladies barbershop group on Tuesday in St James's Church Grewelthorpe starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 for adults and £2 for children, and this price includes refreshments. All funds raised will go to the Grewelthorpe Community Hall fund.

Music by the Pond: This has now become an annual event in Grewelthorpe. Enjoy music under the stars by Grewelthorpe pond. The event will take place on Friday, June 25 from 7.30pm. There will be a marquee on the village green, bring your own food, but drinks and puddings will be on sale. Listen to live music from a local soul band and dance the night away. Tickets are £7.50 and are on sale at school. Call Julie 01765 658814 for further details.

Monday, May 10, 2010
Grewelthorpe News

Music By the Pond: This very popular annual event will take place on Friday, June 25 at 7-30pm until late. Join us for a perfect summer evening under the stars in a fairy lit marquee on the village green. There will be live entertainment from a local soul band with a difference, and disco to follow. Bring your own picnic - but please remember that we are raising funds for the school and have supplied hand pulled beer, wine and pimms for you to purchase at a very reasonable cost by the glass or jug/bottle as well as a range of puddings to make the perfect finish to your meal. Tickets are just £7.50 each and it promises to be a fantastic night out, yet again. For tickets or more information call Julie on 01765 658814.

Grewelthorpe WI: The vice president, Alison Kerr presided over the May meeting of Grewelthorpe WI.
The National Resolution about clear labelling of food for sale was discussed prior to the national AGM in June and members were asked to help with the Strayside Singers concert in church on Tuesday, May 25. They will help with the refreshments and provide food and plans are already underway for the Masham Show entry in September.
The speaker for the evening was Mrs Knight who spoke about the history of fans. She was thanked by Mrs Kerr.
The Institute has sent a donation of £25 to ACWW.
The next meeting will be on Thursday, June 3 at 7-30pm in the school.

Strayside Ladies Barbershop Singers Concert: This concert will take place in St James's Church on Tuesday, May 25 starting at 7-30pm. Tickets are £5 for adults, £2 for children and includes refreshments. Funds raised by this event will go towards the new village hall and community centre fund. Please contact Alison Kerr for tickets, or pay at the door.

Monday, March 1, 2010
Area news February 5 issue
Swimming Trip: Grewelthorpe Sports Association is taking a group to Northallerton swimming pool on Sunday, February 14 from 4.30-5-30pm. They will have exclusive use of the pool and also the flume and wave machine. The coach will leave the Crown Inn, Grewelthorpe at 3.30pm. All children on the coach under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is £5 per person. You can, if you wish, make your own way to the pool at a cost of £3. To book, contact Judith on 01765 658098.
Parish Council Meeting: Grewelthorpe Parish Council met on January 13. A discussion took place about the gritting problems during the recent cold weather. Some salt bins had not been refilled and appeared to contain more sand than salt, resulting in it being difficult to use. The Crosshills and Masham Road triangles had not been gritted and at least one other salt bin is required for the Crosshills area. In addition, bags of grit bought by the school and located in its grounds had been stolen.

BT has written to the parish council, asking them to buy the telephone box for £1. The phone and line would be removed by BT. It would then become parish council property to use as they see fit. The parish council felt very strongly that a public phone box should remain in the village, due to the poor mobile phone reception in the area, as well as the large number of walkers and the fact that the Air Ambulance had been called to two incidents in the area recently. During the past year 170 calls have been made from the phone box, clearly showing a requirement for visitors and local people. The parish clerk has written to BT stating that there is still a strong need for a public phone in the village.

The parish council noted that people had been driving over the village greens and parking on the grass verges during the snow. This will cause damage to the grassy areas in the village, so people are asked to keep off these areas wherever possible.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 10 at 7.30pm. The Annual Parish Meeting will take place at Grewelthorpe School on Wednesday, April 28 at 7pm, followed by the AGM at 8pm.


Monday, January 4, 2010
Grewelthorpe News

Disco: Grewelthorpe Sports and Social Association are holding a disco tomorrow at the Crown Inn, Grewelthorpe for children aged between eight years old and under 18. It will run from 4pm-5.30pm. Grewelthorpe residents only please. There will be a free supper of hot dogs, chips and one soft drink. No alcohol will be served.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Grewelthorpe News

Twelfth Night Party: There is to be an Epiphany party next Wednesday at 7pm in St. James's Church. There will be entertainment by local talent. music, recitations etc. Delicious food and a glass of wine or fruit juice. Admission will be free but donations welcomed for church funds.

WI Party: Grewelthorpe WI are holding the first meeting of 2010 on Thursday, January 7 at 7.30pm in the school. This is to be a fun night for members, with a beetle drive, supper and raffle. Everyone welcome.

Monday, November 30, 2009
Grewelthorpe News

Poppy Appeal: Grewelthorpe branch of the Royal British Legion are delighted to announce that the total sum raised in the recent poppy appeal was £1,368.27 which included £252 from the Poppy Appeal quiz and raffle held at The Crown Inn on November 5. Grateful thanks are expressed to all who so generously donated to this worthwhile cause.

Royal British Legion AGM: At the recent AGM of the Grewelthorpe branch of the RBL Ian Bradley retired from the position of Hon secretary. His successor is Edward Threapleton. The new officers are now, president, Roger Chapman; chairman, David Hartley; secretary, Edward Threapleton; treasurer, Rod MacAulay.

Christmas Pantomime: Grewelthorpe Sports and Social Association are organising a trip to a pantomime in the new year. This year they are going to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on January 2, 2010. Tickets are £12. Please book with Gill Boyle 01765 650034.

Christmas Party: There will be a Christmas party for village children seven years and under to be held in the village school on Sunday, December 13 from 2pm-4pm. This is organised by Grewelthorpe Sports and Social Association.

Christmas Cards: Christmas cards featuring a new painting of Grewelthorpe by Ripon artist Alan Matthews have been produced and are now available with all proceeds going to the Village Hall and Community Centre fund. The cards are priced at £2.95 for a pack of five, are available from Martin Glynn at Stone Cottage, Grewelthorpe, 01765 650149 also at The Crown Inn, Grewelthorpe and at various village events leading up to Christmas.

Monday, October 26, 2009
Grewelthorpe News
Halloween Party: There will be a Halloween party in Grewelthorpe village school tomorrow from 4pm-5pm. This event is organised by Grewelthorpe Sports and Social Association.

Bonfire Night: As usual on Thursday, November 5 the Bonfire Night celebrations will be held in Lofty's Field, Grewelthorpe. The fire will be lit at 6.30pm and fireworks will be set off at 7pm. Refreshments will be on sale. The organisers ask that people who attend, wear sensible footwear and take a torch. The field is accessed down the lane at the side of the Crown Inn. It will be dark and could be muddy.

British Legion: The Grewelthorpe Branch of the Royal British Legion are holding a grand raffle and quiz at 9pm on Bonfire Night, November 5 in the Crown Inn, Grewelthorpe. There will be a buffet supper for all and all the proceeds will go to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Every one is very welcome. Go to the village bonfire first and come along to the Crown for supper and fun and support the Poppy Appeal.

Churchyard Seat: Members of the Grewelthorpe branch of the Royal British Legion would like to thank everyone who very kindly supported them in raising money for a new seat in the churchyard. They will be installing the new seat in the churchyard on Remembrance Sunday, November 8 at 10.30am. A warm welcome is extended to everyone to attend the Remembrance service and dedication of the new seat afterwards.

Monday, October 12, 2009
Grewelthorpe
Grewelthorpe School Jumble Sale: Saturday, October 17 between 10am and noon. All proceeds go to Grewelthorpe School

Grewelthorpe G Club: Grewelthorpe's St. James's Church on October 21 from 6-7pm. This club is for primary school children. For more details contact Susan 658200.

British Legion: Grewelthorpe Branch of the Royal British Legion Grand Raffle and Quiz at 9pm on Bonfire Night, November 5 in the Crown Inn, Grewelthorpe. All the proceeds will go to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Go to the village bonfire first and come along to the Crown for supper and fun and support the Poppy Appeal.

Monday, September 21, 2009
Grewelthorpe News

Grewelthorpe School Jumble Sale: In the current economic climate the school are hoping that more of you might want to take advantage of their annual recycling event! Pass on last years favourites, things that you've got bored of or stuff the kids have grown out of, visit their jumble sale on Saturday, October 17 and go home with lots of new goodies.
You can choose from bric-a-brac, ladies, mens and childrens clothes, shoes, soft furnishings, toys and books. For those who like a bit of a game of chance, they will also be running a tombola, offering you refreshments and you can save yourself some work by buying homemade cakes from the cake stall.
You can take advantage of the school's "Great Recycling Event" by sending your unwanted items to school from Monday, September 28, they will then either sell them at this event to raise funds for the school, or pass them on to the Great Yorkshire Air Ambulance to help them raise funds to support their service.
Come along on the day and have a rummage, meet up with friends over a cup of coffee and find something that becomes your new ‘best thing’.

Parish Council Meeting: The meeting of Grewelthorpe Parish Council which had been scheduled for September 16 was cancelled and this meeting will now be held next Wednesday, September 30 at 7-30pm in the school.

Autumn Lunches: St James's Church is the venue for a series of autumn lunches to be held from 12-30pm to 1-30pm each Monday. These are along the same lines as the Lent lunches and the money raised is for charity.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Grewelthorpe News

Grewelthorpe Parish Council: Grewelthorpe Parish Council met on August 19 and all parish councillors were present:
Potholes in roads within and around the village have still not been attended to. As this issue was reported last year, the parish clerk will be asked to write to the appropriate department, to enquire if the village has been included in the schedule and when we can expect the repairs to commence.
One complaint was made to a councillor with regard to the summer events at Lime Tree Farm. This concerned sustained drumming and occurred sometime after the Lime Tree Festival. The councillors thought that a more pro-active approach could be adopted by the management company in informing the residents of events that could impact on the village. The councillors agreed that nuisance levels of future events should be monitored.
There were no objections to Orchard Cottage planning application and a letter with regard to a possible breach of planning with regard to the Chapel schoolroom had been received.
Coun Lofthouse will investigate the cost of replacing the Jubilee bench on the village green.
The jetty beside the pond will be repaired and strengthened as part of the parish caretaker schedule.
Grewelthorpe School has approached the parish council with regard to accessing possible grants to improve the surface of the school playing field. A discussion about the field ensued with Coun Exelby agreeing to look into possible practical improvements. Coun Clark will also approach the Grewelthorpe Village Hall and Community Centre committee, as it may be possible to make improvements to the field as part of the bid for sporting activities. Coun Kerr agreed to keep the school informed.
The footpath sign near Hillside House needs replacing. Coun Lofthouse will talk to AONB to see if two signs can be installed, to prevent the confusion caused by the current sign.
James Ramsden from The Hackfall Trust, has asked if the parish council could issue a letter of support to enable them to apply for grants for restoration work. The councillors were in favour of this and the parish clerk would be asked to write a letter.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 16 at 7.30pm.Indoor Bowls: The 2009/2010 season of indoor bowls starts in Masham Town Hall on Monday, there will be two sessions every Monday throughout the winter. Afternoons 2pm-4pm and evening sessions 7pm-9pm.
The clubs AGM will be held during the first evening session on Monday.
New members are always welcome. No previous experience or equipment is necessary.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Grewelthorpe News 28/8/9

Fleamarket: Grewelthorpe St James's Church are holding their annual fleamarket in Masham Town Hall on Monday. This is one of the main fundraising events for Grewelthorpe Church and there will be stalls of all kinds including, antiques and collectables, bric-a-brac and jewellery, crafts and gifts, books of all kinds, paintings, woodwork and many more. Something for everyone and a chance to do early Christmas shopping.
A tombola stall will be manned for the Grewelthorpe Community Hall fund. Kate Pullan will be pleased to receive items for this. The church will have its very popular book stall and also cakes and produce.
Refreshments will be on sale all day and offers of help and donations of cakes will be welcome. Please contact any church member.
The event starts at 10am until about 4pm.
There are still a few stalls available for this event if you wish to book please ring Barbara Bradley on 01765 658574 for details.

Monday, August 17, 2009
Grewelthorpe News 21/8/9

FLEAMARKET: Grewelthorpe St.James's Church are holding their annual fleamarket in Masham Town Hall on August Bank Holiday Monday, August 31. There are still a few stalls available for this event if you wish to book please ring Barbara Bradley 01765 658574 for details. There will be stalls of all kinds including the very popular church book stall run by Sue Hurley. Sue will accept paperbacks, videos and CD's for her stall. Please contact her at Granard House, Grewelthorpe. Other stalls include antiques, bric-a-brac, jewellery, crafts and paintings etc. Something for everyone. A tombola stall will be manned for the Grewelthorpe Community Hall fund. Kate Pullan will be pleased to receive items for this.
Refreshments will be on sale all day and offers of help and donations of cakes will be welcome. Please contact any church member.
The event starts at 10am until about 4pm.
Coffee Morning: A very successful coffee morning was held last week to raise funds for the Village Community Hall project.
Thanks to everybody who supported the event which raised about £300 for the fund.
The next fundraising event for the village hall fund is a tombola stall at the fleamarket in Masham Town Hall on Bank Holiday Monday. Kate Pullen who is running the tombola would be grateful of donations of items for the stall.

Churchyard Seat: Tony Hill wishes to thank everyone who so generously donated money towards the cost of a replacement seat in the churchyard. The original seat which was presented to the village in July 2005, by the Grewelthorpe Branch of the Royal British Legion, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two, was provided by Tony Hill & Hill & Sons of Masham had unfortunately been vandalised beyond repair. It is hoped that the replacement seat will be placed in the churchyard later this year.

Monday, August 10, 2009
Grewelthorpe News
Fleamarket: Grewelthorpe St.James's Church are holding their annual fleamarket in Masham Town Hall on Bank Holiday Monday, August 31. There are still a few stalls available for this event if you wish to book please ring Barbara Bradley 01765 658574 for details.
There will be stalls of all kinds including the very popular church book stall run by Sue Hurley. Sue will accept paperbacks, videos and CD's for her stall. Please contact her at Granard House, Grewelthorpe. Other stalls include antiques, bric-a-brac, jewellery, crafts and paintings etc. Something for everyone.
A tombola stall will be manned for the Grewelthorpe Community Hall fund. Kate Pullan will be pleased to receive items for this.
Refreshments will be on sale all day and offers of help and donations of cakes will be welcome. Please contact any church member.

Coffee Morning: Liz and Colin Witton are holding a coffee morning to raise funds for Grewelthorpe's Village Hall and Community Centre fund. This will be held tomorrow from 10am-1pm at Gildersbank, Grewelthorpe. Admission will be by donation, there will be a raffle, a bring and buy stall and a produce stall.
For an extra small donation Colin Witton will give a short demonstration of chair making and wood turning techniques. With a special draw.

Monday, August 3, 2009
Grewelthorpe News

Fleamarket: Grewelthorpe St.James's Church are holding their annual fleamarket in Masham Town Hall on August Bank Holiday Monday, August 31. There are still a few stalls available for this event if you wish to book please ring Barbara Bradley 01765 658574 for details.
There will be stalls of all kinds including the very popular church book stall run by Sue Hurley. Sue will accept paperbacks, videos and CD's for her stall. Please contact her at Granard House, Grewelthorpe. Other stalls include antiques, bric-a-brac, jewellery, crafts and paintings etc. Something for everyone. A tombola stall will be manned for the Grewelthorpe Community Hall fund. Kate Pullan will be pleased to receive items for this.
Refreshments will be on sale all day and offers of help and donations of cakes will be welcome. Please contact any church member.

Coffee Morning: Liz and Colin Witton are holding a coffee morning to raise funds for Grewelthorpe's Village Hall and Community Centre fund. This will be held on Saturday, August 15 from 10am-1pm at Gildersbank, Grewelthorpe. Admission will be by donation, there will be a raffle, a bring and buy stall and a produce stall.
For an extra small donation Colin Witton will give a short demonstration of chair making and wood turning techniques. With a special draw.

Monday, July 13, 2009
Grewelthorpe News

Chapel Service: There will be a family service with the Rev Susan Richardson at 10.30am on Sunday in Ebenezer Chapel. At 6.30pm there will be the service of contemporary worship.

Church Service: At 10.30am on Sunday in St Andrew’s Church there will be a celebration of the Eucharist and ‘Spotlight’, the children’s Sunday club. This will be a special parish council service to which people from the parish will be welcome. This is the second year the parish council service has been held and is an opportunity for members of the local community to come together with their parish councillors on such an event.

Afternoon Tea: From 2pm to 4pm this afternoon the Friends of Ripon Hospital are organising an afternoon tea at the Mechanics Institute Village Hall. There will be a cake stall and a £1 stall. Donations for both of theses will be very welcome. Please come along and support our local hospital.

Garden Party: A garden party in aid of the Highside playing fields will be held this evening at ‘Walkerburn’, opposite the doctor’s surgery on the main street of the village. The party starts at 7pm and there will be a cake stall and tombola. The ticket price of £5 includes food and a glass of wine. Tickets are available at Kirkby Stores or from any Highside playing fields committee member.

Mechanics Institute Events: From 5pm to 6pm and again from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday there will be exercise classes in the Mechanics Institute Village Hall.

Mobile Library: On Thursday the library van will stop at Avenue Farm from 1.45pm to 1.55pm. It will be at Mowbray Crescent from 2pm until 2.40pm, by the bus stop on the Main Street from 2.45pm to 3.05pm and outside Oriel Cottage in Laverton from 3.10pm until 3.20pm.

Yorkshire Day Proms: The Fundraising Friends of St Andrew’s Church are organising proms at Mowbray on Yorkshire Day, Saturday, August 1. Families, parties and children are all welcome. Bring your picnics, chairs and rugs. In the event of inclement weather the picnics may be brought into church. The gates are open at 6pm and the evening will end with a firework finale. Tickets are £10 in advance and are available from Kirkby Stores or Major Berry
(majorgberry@btconnect.com). Children are admitted free. The proceeds from the evening are for church funds.

Allotments: Twenty four people expressed interest in renting an allotment in the village if a suitable site is available. The list was compiled at the Horticultural Society’s table at the Art and Hobbies Exhibition and has now been passed to the parish council. Anyone wishing to add their name to the list should contact Catherine Raw, the clerk to the parish council, at West Leas Farm, Galphay, tel 01765 658416).

Aldfield - Church Service: At 6.30pm on Sunday in St Lawrence’s Church there will be a service of Evensong.

Azerley - Meeting: Members of Azerley Parish Council meet in Mickley Church room at 7.30pm on Thursday, July 30.

Dallowgill - Church Service: There is no service on Sunday in St Peter’s Church.

Chapel Service: Members of Dallowgill Chapel will make their own arrangements for worship on Sunday.

Strawberry Tea: From 2pm to 4pm tomorrow Strawberry teas will be served at the Chapel of the Resurrection to raise money for the upkeep of the burial ground. Donations, raffle prizes and most of all your support will be very much appreciated.

Mobile Library: The library van will stop at Applegarth from 10.10am -10.20am on Tuesday, at Carr House Farm from 10.35am -10.45am, at Mossie Mire from 11am -11.10am and at Laverton Woods from 11.20am - 11.30am. From 11.40am -11.50am it will be at Five Gates Farm, at Gatebridge from 11.55am - 12.05pm and by the bus shelter in Galphay from 12.10pm - 12.20pm.

Grantley - Meeting: Members of Grantley, Sawley, Skelding and Eavestone Parish Council meet at 7.30pm on Tuesday, July 28 in Grantley Village Hall.

Dance: Lyne Valley is the band for the dance at Grantley Village Hall on Saturday, August
1 starting at 8pm. There will be a raffle and supper will be available.

Sawley - Church Service: There is no service on Sunday at the Church of St Michael and All Angels.

Chapel Service: Sunday worship will be led by Mr R Wilson at 10.30am in Sawley Chapel.

Whist and Dominoes: The monthly whist and domino night at Sawley Village Hall begins at 7.30pm tonight.

Dance Class: This begins at 6pm on Monday in Sawley Village Hall.

Village Hall Events: There will be dominoes at 1.30pm and a bowls match at 7.30pm on Tuesday and short mat bowls sessions at 1pm and 3pm on Wednesday in Sawley Village Hall.

Keep Fit: The keep fit class starts at 7.15pm on Thursday in Sawley Village Hall.
Saint Michael’s Hospice: The afternoon tea at ‘Abbotsford Lodge’ on Low Gate Lane in Sawley was a real celebration of the Fountains Support Group’s 20 years of fundraising and the event raised £486 for Saint Michael’s Hospice. The committee members were delighted that so many people from the local community and also from Ripon and Harrogate were able to share in the celebration and enjoy tea and cakes on this special day.

Winksley - Church Service: The Eucharist will be celebrated at 10.30am on Sunday in the Church of St Cuthbert and St Oswald and at 7pm on Monday, at 12.30pm on Tuesday, at 10am on Wednesday and at 9am on Saturday.

Monday, July 6, 2009
Grewelthorpe News 10/7/09


Village Hall: As most Grewelthorpe residents will already know, a village hall committee is working to convert the former Methodist chapel into a community centre. The committee is looking for a volunteer with appropriate experience to take on the role as treasurer. If you are interested please contact Patrick Kilburn 658464 or Graham Kendall 650191.

School Leavers: Pupils leaving Grewelthorpe CE School this summer will be attending a leavers service in Ripon Cathedral on Monday. Two Year six boys will be moving on to secondary school from Grewelthorpe

Grewelthorpe WI: The president Sally Marr welcomed members to the July meeting of Grewelthorpe WI. Unfortunately the annual outing had to be cancelled because of lack of support. It was agreed to try again later in the year.
Two teams have been entered in the Federation quiz competition.
Mrs Marr introduced the speaker Unice Cansfield who gave a demonstration of chemicals in the kitchen cupboard. Members all had a go at working out the pH value of various ingredients by mixing together items and gasping at the spectacular results. Certainly a different experience this month.
The next meeting will be on August 6 when the speaker will be Ann Brown talking about What she found in Aunties Drawers.

Fleamarket: Bookings are now being taken for stalls at the August 31, Bank Holiday Monday, Fleamarket in Masham Town Hall on behalf of Grewelthorpe St. James Church. Please contact Barbara Bradley 01765 658574 for details.

Monday, June 1, 2009
Grewelthorpe News 5/6/09

Arts and Crafts Show: Grewelthorpe WI are holding an arts and crafts display in St James’s Church over this weekend.. If you live in or around Grewelthorpe and would like to take part by entering items to be displayed please bring them to the church today or contact a member of the WI committee. There will also be a cake and produce stall.
The exhibition will be open to the public between 10am and 4.30pm tomorrow and 1.30pm and 4.30pm on Sunday. Admission is £4 for adults, £1 children which will include light refreshments. All proceeds are for church funds.
There will of course be a church service on Sunday morning.

Music by the Pond: This very successful event is to be repeated on Saturday, June 20 at 7.30pm. There will be a marquee on the village green near the pond and live band music and dancing, food and drink till late.
Bring your own picnic, pudding available, Pimms, wine and local brew. Tickets are just £7 and are limited. Please contact the school or Julie on 01765 658814 for tickets. All proceeds are for the school to subsidise outings and swimming lessons.

Family Walk: Grewelthorpe Sports and Social Association invite you to join them on a family walk around Bramley on Sunday. This is a five mile circular walk and suitable for families and accessible for pushchairs, also take part in the children’s quiz. Refreshment stops for homemade cakes and lollies and drinks. Meet on the village green between 1.30pm and 2pm. For further details contact Judith Beresford on 01765 658098.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Grewelthorpe News

Arts and Crafts Show: St James’s Church, Grewelthorpe is holding an arts and crafts display staged by Grewelthorpe WI in the church over the weekend of June 6/7. If you live in or around Grewelthorpe and would like to take part by entering items to be displayed, please bring them to the church on the morning of Friday, June 5 or contact a member of the WI committee.
It is hoped that this will be an exhibition of local skills and craftsmanship, it is not competitive, so please do not be shy about submitting your work. There will also be a cake and produce stall and items for this will be gratefully accepted.
The exhibition will be open to the public between 10am-4pm on Saturday, June 6 and 1.30pm-4.30pm on Sunday, June 7. There will of course be a church service on Sunday morning. Admission will be £4 for adults, £1 for children and this will include light refreshments. All proceeds will be for church funds.

Music by the Pond: This very successful event is to be repeated on Saturday, June 20, starting at 7.30pm. There will be a marquee on the village green near the pond and there will be live band music and dancing, food and drink till late. Bring your own picnic, pudding available, Pimms, wine and local brew. Tickets are just £7 and are limited. Please contact the school or Julie on 01765 658814 for tickets. All proceeds are for the school to subsidise outings and swimming lessons.

Grewelthorpe WI Quiz: The closing date for this year’s quiz is tomorrow. A draw will be made from all the correct entries at the WI meeting on Thursday.

Monday, May 18, 2009
Grewelthorpe News 22/5/09

Arts and Crafts Show: St James’s Church is holding an arts and crafts display staged by Grewelthorpe WI in the church over the weekend of June 6 and 7. If you live in or around Grewelthorpe and would like to take part by entering items to be displayed, please bring them to the church on the morning of Friday, June 5 or contact a member of the WI committee. It is hoped that this will be an exhibition of local skill and craftsmanship. It is not competitive so please do not be shy about submitting your work. There will also be a cake and produce stall and items for this will be gratefully accepted.
The exhibition will be open to the public between 10am and 4.30pm on Saturday, June 6 and 1.30pm-4.30pm on Sunday, June 7. There will of course be a church service on Sunday morning. Admission will be £4 for adults, £1 for children and this will include light refreshments of homemade scones, biscuits and cakes, tea and coffee. All proceeds will be for church funds.

Music by the Pond: This very successful event is to be repeated on June 20. There will be a marquee on the village green, near the pond, and there will be music and dancing, food and drink. Tickets are just £7 and are limited. Please contact the school or Julie on 01765 658814 for tickets. All proceeds are for the school to subsidise outings and swimming lessons.

Monday, May 11, 2009
Grewelthorpe News 15/5/09

Arts and Crafts Display: There will be an arts and crafts exhibition in St James’s Church, Grewelthorpe staged by Grewelthorpe WI. The church will be open from 10am-4pm on Saturday, June 6 and from 1pm-4.30pm on Sunday, June 7. There will be a charge of £4 for adults and £1 for children over five years. Light refreshments will be served all weekend and all proceeds will be for church funds.

Race Night: Thank you to all who attended, sponsored and trained our horses for this years race night. Over £500 was raised and this is going to fund the enrichment activity at the school for the children, this includes plants for the vegetable plot. A big thank you to Mark at The Crown Inn, Peter Lofthouse and Graeme Moon for their fantastic compering on the night.

Music by the Pond: This will be held on June 20, and by popular demand last years band has been re-booked for this year, and they have promised to serenade us to the wee small hours. For £7 per head you can join us in our starlit marquee on the green and boogie to some well known tunes. Drinks and summer pudding will be on sale. The Pimms tent and the bar will doubt be run dry and lets hope for better weather this year. All proceeds will go to the school to help fund the swimming lessons and subsidise some of the school trips next year. Tickets for the event will be limited, so it is first come first served, please contact the school or Julie on 01765 658814.

WI: There was a good turn out for the May meeting of Grewelthorpe WI. Vice president, Alison Kerr was in the chair. All members got involved in having a go at beadwork and some excellent items were produced. After refreshments members discussed the resolution for the national AGM in June and plans were finalised for the Skeldale group walk next week which is being hosted by Grewelthorpe WI. Most members had enjoyed the annual lunch at The Station in Masham and plans are now being made for the annual outing in July.

Monday, April 20, 2009
Grewelthorpe News 24/04/09

Parish Council: Grewelthorpe’s annual parish meeting and the annual general meeting of Grewelthorpe Parish Council will be held on Wednesday, May 6 in the school. The AGM will begin at 7pm and the parish meeting at 8pm. The annual parish meeting is an opportunity for residents to discuss the running of village affairs with their parish council. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Himalayan Gardens: All Grewelthorpe residents should have received an invitation to an open evening at the Himalayan Gardens at The Hutts, Grewelthorpe. Unfortunately, the wrong day has been written on the invitation and it should read MONDAY, not Thursday, May 11 at 5.30pm-8pm. Dogs will be allowed on a lead. Entrance is by invitation only.

Race Night: Grewelthorpe School are holding a race night tonight starting at 7pm at the Crown Inn, entry is £3.50 on the door and this includes a pie and pea supper. All proceeds go to Grewelthorpe School. Please note the change of venue. The event was to be held in the school but as the village now has the Crown Inn open again the organisers are keen to support the pub.

Monday, April 6, 2009
Grewelthorpe News 10/04/9

Fleamarket: Grewelthorpe Sports and Social Association are holding their annual fleamarket in Masham Town Hall on Easter Monday, at 10am to 4pm. Refreshments will be on sale all day. There will be lots of stalls selling a huge array of goods and for further details please ring 01765 658574.

Race Night: The Friends of Grewelthorpe School are holding a race night in the school on Friday, April 24 starting at 7.30pm. All the fun of the races without leaving the village. You can sponsor a horse or a race, or have a flutter on the race itself or just go and enjoy the fun. Tickets are £3 and this includes a pie and pea supper.

Indoor Carpet Bowls: The winter season for carpet bowls has now ended and the Masham club held their annual lunch at the Hotel Leeming last Sunday. Members and friends enjoyed a very pleasant lunch. Ian Bradley, chairman of the club, thanked everyone for their help during what has been a very successful season.
The trophies for the club’s competitions were presented by Mrs Anne Richmond and were as follows: Ladies singles champion, Barbara Bradley; Mens singles champion, Michael Dyson; Pairs shield, Elsie Taylor and Bill Ablitt.
The next season starts on Monday, September 7 in Masham Town Hall at 7pm.
The club welcomes new members, no experience or equipment is necessary.

Monday, March 30, 2009
Grewelthorpe News 3/4/09

Fleamarket: There will be a fleamarket in Masham Town Hall on East Monday, April 13 from 10am - 4pm.. Lots of stalls selling all manners of good with something for everyone include antiques, bric-a-brac, jewellery, books and collectables, arts and crafts and also homemade gifts and cakes and produce.
Refreshments will be on sale all day and the committee would appreciate donations of cakes for the refreshments. The church also have a cake stall and they would be pleased to receive your baking.
To book your stall call B Bradley on 01765 658574.

Race Night: The Friends of Grewelthorpe School are holding a race night on Friday, April 24 in the school at 7.30pm. Have a fun evening whilst helping raise funds for the school. There will be an opportunity to sponsor a race or a horse before the event and you can contact Julie on 658814 for more details. Betting is optional and there will be a bar selling beer and wine. Tickets are £3 and this includes a pie and pea supper.

WI Quiz: The new Grewelthorpe WI quiz is now available and the theme is ‘Temperature’. The quizzes are available at £1 each from Kirkby Stores, any WI member or from B Bradley, Nutwith House, Grewelthorpe HG4 3DD. There is a prize of £20 for the correct entry drawn after the closing date of May 30. All funds raised are for Grewelthorpe WI.

Monday, March 16, 2009
Grewelthorpe News 20-03-09

Race Night: The Friends of Grewelthorpe School are holding a race night on Friday, April 24 at 7.30pm in the school. These events are always great fun and a good way of raising funds for the school. There is an opportunity to sponsor a horse or a race before the event and betting will be optional and there will be a bar selling beer and wine. Tickets are £3 and this includes a pie and pea supper. For more information contact Julie Stead Connor on 658814.

WI: Grewelthorpe WI at last managed to have a meeting which was not disrupted by snow. The March meeting was well supported and all enjoyed a very interesting talk given by John Brady who lives in the village. John is a keen on cycling and he brought along two of his cycles to illustrate his talk.
Members discussed going to the Himalayan Gardens in April as a Skelldale group event, there will be more details of this later.
Mrs Bradley has produced a quiz for 2009 and the theme is ‘Temperature’. Copies are available at £1 from WI members or Kirkby Stores or from B Bradley, Nutwith House, Grewelthorpe. There is a £20 prize for the correct entry opened after the closing date of May 30.

Fleamarket: There will be a fleamarket in Masham Town Hall on Easter Monday, April 13, starting at 10am until 4pm and refreshments will be on sale all day. The event is to raise funds for Grewelthorpe Sports Association. There are still some stalls available, for details please ring B Bradley on 01765 658574.

Monday, March 2, 2009
Grewelthorpe News 6/03/09

Easter Fleamarket: Easter is fast approaching but there is still time to book a stall at the Easter Monday fleamarket to be held in Masham Town Hall on April 13. This event is organised by

Grewelthorpe Sports Association and has been running for many years. There will be many varied stalls and refreshments will be served all day. For more details about booking a stall telephone Barbara Bradley on 01765 658574.

WI Quiz: The 2009 quiz for Grewelthorpe WI is now available. The theme this year is temperature. The quizzes are £1 and there will be a £20 prize, with a closing date of May 30. You can obtain your quiz from Kirkby Stores, any WI members or Barbara Bradley, Nutwith House, Grewelthorpe HG4 3DD.

Lent Lunches: Grewelthorpe Church will host weekly Christian Aid Lent lunches in the church on Mondays from noon to 1.30pm. Homemade soup, bread rolls, cheese and biscuits and a hot drink, all for the price of a donation to Christian Aid.

Monday, February 2, 2009
Grewelthorpe News

WI Quiz: Grewelthorpe WI’s quiz for 2009 is now available. The theme for this year is ‘Temperature’ with the quizzes costing £1 each and can be obtained from Mrs B Bradley, Nutwith House, Grewelthorpe HG4 3DD or from any WI member. The closing date for entries if April 30 and there is a prize of £20.

Fleamarket: Beat the credit crunch by selling your unwanted items at Grewelthorpe Sports Association’s Easter fleamarket which will be held in Masham Town Hall on Easter Monday, April 13. Bookings for stalls are now being taken with a 6ft table costing £15. For more details please contact 01765 658574.

Monday, January 26, 2009
Grewelthorpe News

Fleamarket: Bookings are now being taken for the Easter Monday fleamarket to be held in Masham Town Hall on Monday, April 13.
This event is organised by Grewelthorpe Sports Association to raise funds for their many activities during the year. If you would like more details and a booking form please contact Barbara Bradley on 01765 658574 or email barbara@grewelthorpe.org.uk.

WI: The next meeting of Grewelthorpe WI will be held on next Thursday, February 5. The speaker will be Mr Martin Curzon who will talk about chocolate. The competition is for any chocolate item and the submitted items will all be eaten before the end of the evening, so it promises to be a very sweet meeting. Visitors are always welcome.

Monday, November 24, 2008
Grewelthorpe News

Poppy Appeal: The Grewelthorpe branch of the Royal British Legion is delighted to be able to announce that its collection for this year’s Poppy Appeal raised the magnificent sum of £1,106. The generosity of all those who donated to this very worthy cause is much appreciated.

Grewelthorpe WI: The next meeting of Grewelthorpe WI will be next Thursday. There will be a demonstration by Julie Clarke with Christmas in Mind when she will be making homemade sweets. Julie is always a popular visitor to our meetings with her Yorkshire humour she is sure to make it a fun evening. This is Grewelthorpe’s guest night when members of other Institutes in the Skelldale Group are invited and a lavish supper is always provided. The meeting will be in Grewelthorpe School starting at 7.30pm.

Pantomime Visit: Grewelthorpe Sports Association are taking a party to see the pantomime Jack & The Beanstalk at the Grand Opera House, York on Saturday, January 3. Tickets are £12 for over 12s and £10 for under 12s, this prices includes the coach fare. Contact Gill on 01765 650034 to book.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Grewelthorpe News

Christmas Fair: There is to be a Christmas fair tomorrow between 10am and 2pm in Grewelthorpe School. There will be over 16 local suppliers and craftmakers selling their wares at the event and children can go along and decorate their own Christmas tree decoration to take home. You will be able to but raffle tickets to win one of three luxury Christmas hampers, or enjoy a localy grown turkey sandwich and mulled wine with friends.
The organisers look forward to seeing everyone there. All funds raised will go to the school to help subsidise swimming lessons and enrichment activities for the children’s curriculum.

G Club: The November meeting of the G Club will be held in St James’s Church, Grewelthorpe next Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm. The club is open to primary school age children who can take part in singing, story telling and games and is lots of fun. For further details contact 658098.

Pantomime Trip: Grewelthorpe Sports Association are taking a party to see Jack and the Beanstalk at The Grand Opera House, York on Saturday, January 3. Tickets cost £12 for over 12s and £10 for under 12s, this price includes the coach fare. Contact Gill on 01765 650034 to book.

Village Quiz: There is a quiz every Thursday night in the Crown Inn, Grewelthorpe starting at approximately 9pm. There are cash prizes and also a jackpot competition with a cash prize which is accumulative if not won. Jean and Kevin at The Crown provide a free supper for all contestants.

Monday, November 3, 2008
Grewelthorpe News

Remembrance Sunday: A Remembrance Day service will be held in St James’s Church, Grewelthorpe on Sunday. Members of Grewelthorpe Branch of the Royal British Legion are asked to meet outside the Crown Inn at 10.30am from where they will parade into church. The service will start at 10.45am with a minutes silence observed at 11am. After the service there will be another wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial in the churchyard.

90th Anniversary: Tuesday, November 11 sees the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War. There will be a gathering at the War Memorial in St James’s churchyard at 11am to celebrate this historic occasion. Everyone is welcome to attend.

G Club: The November meeting of the G Club, the last meeting of the year, will be held in church on Wednesday, November 26. Primary school age children from the village are welcome from 6pm-7pm, come along and sing songs, play games, hear stories and be creative. The G Club will continue in January 2009. Contact 658098 for further details.

Church Quiz: Thanks to everyone who supported the last Grewelthorpe church quiz which raised £110 for funds. The winner was Mrs S Mahaffy of Richmond.

Epiphany Party: Notice has been given that there will be an Epiphany party in church on Tuesday, January 6. Early notice has been given so that parishioners can take time to think about how they can share their talents and have fun. If you feel you can contribute to the party please contact Liz Witton or Jen Stelling or any other church council member.

Marie Curie Cancer Care: A successful collection was made in the village recently which raised £150 for the charity.

Christmas Fair: Grewelthorpe School are holding a Christmas fair in school on November 22 from 10am-2pm. There will be lots of stalls a raffle and hot turkey sandwiches. This is the time to buy presents for Christmas and help raise money for the school, particularly for swimming lessons.

Pantomime Trip: Grewelthorpe Sports Association are taking a party to Jack & the Beanstalk at the Grand Opera House, York on Saturday, January 3. Tickets are £12 for over 12s, £10 under 12s, this includes the coach fare. Contact Gill on 01765 650034 to book your places.

Monday, October 27, 2008
Grewelthorpe News

Hallowe’en Party: Grewelthorpe Sports Association has organised a Hallowe’en party to take place today from 4pm-5pm in Grewelthorpe School. There will be a fancy dress competition for all ages and a pumpkin hunt for the under fives. There will also be a lantern competition.

Bonfire and Fireworks: Grewelthorpe village bonfire and firework display will be held next Wednesday on Lofthouse’s field with the bonfire being lit at 6.30pm and the firework display will start at 7pm. Gain access to the field down Trenholme’s Lane between The Crown and the church, please walk to the field, leaving all cars in the village. The event has been organised by Grewelthorpe Sport Association.

Remembrance Sunday: A Remembrance Day service will be held in St James’s Church, Grewelthorpe starting at 10..45am on Sunday, November 9. The local branch of the Royal British Legion will meet at 10.30am outside The Crown Inn from where they will parade to the church.
90th Anniversary: Tuesday, November 11 sees the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I. All are welcome to a gathering which will take place at the war memorial in St James’s churchyard at 11am to commemorate this historic event.

Poppy Appeal: This is the time of Remembrance of all those who gave their lives or suffered in the First World War and also those from World War II and all the other conflicts in which our military have been involved up to and including the present day. Poppy boxes and collectors are out throughout the length and breadth of our nation including Grewelthorpe parish. Please if you see a Royal British Legion box or collector do give generously.

Monday, October 20, 2008
Grewelthorpe News

WI: Grewelthorpe held their AGM earlier this month. Mrs Alison Kerr retired as president and she was thanked by all members and presented with a bouquet of flowers by Mrs Kath Jeff. The new president is Mrs Sally Marr. Mrs Wendy Ashby was welcomed to the committee, all other committee members remain as before. Mrs Margaret Robinson gave the annual report and the treasurer, Mrs Barbara Bradley, presented the accounts. Plans were made for a visit to Richmond theatre. After the business the members all enjoyed having a go at handbell ringing thanks to Mr Collins. The next meeting will be the birthday meeting on Thursday, November 6.

Ice Skating: Grewelthorpe Sports Association are taking a group ice skating on Tuesday. The coach will leave the Crown Inn at 6pm, returning about 10.30pm. The cost is £6 per person, all children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact Gillian Lyon on 01765 650229 to book.

Hallowe’en Party: There will be a Hallowe’en party on Friday, October 31 organised by Grewelthorpe Sports Association in Grewelthorpe School from 4pm-5pm. There will be a fancy dress competition for all ages, pumpkin hunt for the under fives and a lantern competition for all. Everyone is welcome.

Village Bonfire: Grewelthorpe village will celebrate bonfire night on Wednesday, November 5 with a fire, firework display and food, all taking place on Lofthouses’s field, via Trenholmes Lane between the Crown Inn and the church. Please do not take cars down the lane but leave in the village and walk. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm, fireworks at 7pm and food will be available throughout. There will a ‘penny for the Guy’ collection made in the village on Sunday, this is to offset the costs of the evening.

Christian Aid: There will be a cake stall in Ripon to raise funds for Christian Aid tomorrow from 8am until noon. Please give cakes and produce to your local helper. Those in Grewelthorpe please give to Liz Witton.

Coffee Morning: Saint Michael’s Hospice support group are holding a coffee morning on Saturday, November 1 at Mowbray House, Kirkby Malzeard from 10am till noon. There will be the usual cake and produce stall, raffle and sale of hospice goods.

Monday, October 13, 2008
Grewelthorpe News

Jumble Sale: Grewelthorpe School is holding a fundraising jumble sale tomorrow at 9.30am-noon. There will also be a cake stall, toy sale, stalls selling books and bric-a-brac. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be on sale all morning. Funds are being raised for Grewelthorpe School and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Autumn Lunch: Monday is the last date for the Grewelthorpe autumn lunches held in church from noon to 1.30pm. Simple homemade food and good company. There is no charge, just make a donation to church funds.

G Club: Grewelthorpe G Club will be meeting next Wednesday from 6pm-7pm. The club is for children aged five-11 years, come along and sing songs, play games, hear stories and have fun.

Parish Clerk: The new clerk to Grewelthorpe Parish Council is Mrs Sybil Whiting of 9 South View, Littlethorpe, Ripon HG4 3LL.

TV Advertising Campaign: Grewelthorpe village was not chosen to be featured in Asda supermarkets Christmas adverts. The village chosen was Austwick near Settle.

Christian Aid: A cake stall will be held in Ripon to raise funds for Christian Aid next Saturday, October 25, from 8am to noon. Will Grewelthorpe residents please give their cakes and produce to Liz Witton.

Friday, October 3, 2008
Grewelthorpe News

Harvest Thanksgiving: A united harvest thanksgiving service will be held in St James’s Church, Grewelthorpe on Sunday, October 12, at 11am. This service will include the schoolchildren.

Parish Council: Grewelthorpe Parish Council met on October 1 and all councillors were present. Sharon Wilson the Police Community Special Officer told the meeting that she will be bringing a mobile police office to the village on the afternoon of October 23 and she will be available to answer any queries. She will also label bicycles and tools so they can be identified if mislaid. She will attend the next Neighbourhood Watch meeting in January 2009.
There were three applications for the position of parish clerk. The successful applicant was Mrs Sybil Whiting who lives in Littlethorpe and will take over the job in November.
Couns Clark and Lofthouse will attend the consultation meeting with Harrogate Council and North Yorkshire County Council which will be held in Kirkby Malzeard later this month.
Coun Rhodes had made enquiries about replacement trees for the village green following the felling of the tree last summer. Two hornbeam trees will be purchased and planted later this year.
After a complaint about the state of the footpath in front of Primrose Cottages NYCC have promised to do remedial work in the near future.
The council is looking for a new home for the stash of sandbags which up to now have been kept at Wapping. Because they building they were housed in has been partially demolished a new home is urgently needed. Anyone who can help, please contact a councillors.
The village will be receiving a bag of daffodil bulbs from Harrogate Borough Council and anyone who can help with the planting please contact Peter Lofthouse.
The clerk reported that a successful audit had been completed and the audit certificate received. The council agreed to make a donation to the Neighbourhood Watch committee and also to the PCC for the upkeep of the churchyard.
A letter had been received from a film company working for the Asda supermarket saying that Grewelthorpe had been shortlisted for Asda’s Christmas TV commercial campaign. Every house in the village should have received a letter about this by now. If sufficient households come forward within the given time it is possible that Grewelthorpe will be selected with great benefits to the community. The parish council were keen to support the project.
Once again complaints have been received about noisy dogs in the village. The complaints will be passed to Harrogate Council.
A water leak on Bramley Road will be reported to highways.
As this was Barbara Bradley’s last meeting as parish clerk, she was thanked by all the councillors for her 25 years of service.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday, November 19 at 7.30pm in the school.

Monday, August 18, 2008
Grewelthorpe News

Fleamarket: On August Bank Holiday Monday there will be a fleamarket in Masham Town Hall to raise money for St James’s Church, Grewelthorpe. This is an annual event and is always well supported. There will be many stalls selling a variety of goods from bric-a-brac and antiques to arts and crafts, books and jewellery and many other items. Refreshments will be on sale all day, all good homemade produce.
The church welcomes good quality items for its stall, unwanted gifts, plants and produce. Sue Hurley also wants books, paperbacks only, videos and audio tapes for her stall. Cakes etc are needed for the kitchen. Please contact any church member if you can help. The event starts are 10am until about 4pm. Please given the organisers your support.

60s/70s Extravaganza: Grewelthorpe Sports Association are organising a 60s/70s night extravaganza to be held on Saturday, September 6. The event will be held at The Hutts Farm, Grewelthorpe from 7pm until late. Entry is £5 adults, under 12s £3 and the ticket price includes a hog roast supper. Bring your own drinks. Tickets can be obtained from Kirkby Stores, Kate Pullan on 01765 658873 or Nick Cushing on 01765 658293.

Grewelthorpe WI: The next meeting of Grewelthorpe WI will be on Thursday, September 4 in the school, starting at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Chris Rayner talking about ‘A Room of Ones Own’. The competition is for an item made for the home.

Monday, August 11, 2008
Grewelthorpe News

60s-70s Extravaganza: Grewelthorpe Sports Association is organising a 60s-70s night extravaganza on Saturday, September 6 to be held at The Hutts Farm, Grewelthorpe, bring your own drinks. The cost is £5 for adults, £3 for under 12s and tickets include a hog roast supper. Tickets are available from Kirkby Stores, Kate Pullen on 01765 658873 or Nick Cushing on 01765 658293.

Fleamarket: St James’s Church, Grewelthorpe are holding their annual fleamarket in Masham Town Hall on August Bank Holiday Monday from 10am-4pm. To book a stall at this event please ring 01765 658574. The church will have their own stalls selling bric-a-brac and books. Sue Hurley would be pleased to receive paperback books, audio tapes and video tapes, please deliver to Granard House, near letterbox, or ask any church member to collect.
The committee will be serving refreshments all day and they will welcome items of food and help in the kitchen, please contact Liz Witton or Kath Jeff.

WI: The next meeting will be on Thursday, September 4 in the school starting at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Chris Rayner with a talk entitled ‘A Room of Ones Own’. The competition is for an item made for the home.

Parish Council: The next meeting of Grewelthorpe Parish Council will be next Wednesday at 7.30pm in the school.

Monday, August 4, 2008
Grewelthorpe News

Canvasser: Harrogate Borough Council is appealing for help in preparing the Register of Electors for Grewelthorpe. The work commences around October 17 and should be completed by November 10. No experience is needed as training will be given, however, knowledge of the parish and its residents would be helpful, together with a pleasant manner. The council pays for travelling expenses together with up to £1.50 per property visited. This job could be done by a retired person, but equally can be fitted in with full time employment. Canvassing could be done in the evening and at weekends. If you are interested in this position please contact staff at the Electoral Registration Office, tel 01423 556011 or 551613.

Fleamarket: To book a stall at the very popular fleamarket which is held in Masham Town Hall on August Bank Holiday Monday, please ring B Bradley on 01765 658574.

Monday, July 28, 2008
Grewelthorpe News

Fleamarket: Bookings are now being taken for the Grewelthorpe Church annual fleamarket which will be held on August Bank Holiday Monday in Masham Town Hall. This is always a popular event, being the last Bank Holiday before Christmas. Stalls are available at £15 for six foot or £25 for 12 foot. Please contact Barbara Bradley on 01765 658574 for more details.

Boules: A very successful French boules evening was held last week to raise money for the church. There was a good turn out and five playing pitches were in constant use in the knockout competition. The winners were Paul and Richard Connor, father and son team. The games were accompanied by an excellent supper and raffle and a beautiful sunny evening made this an occasion worth repeating.

Women’s Institute: Just a reminder to all Grewelthorpe WI members, there will be no meeting on August 7. The next meeting will be on Thursday, September 4 in the school.

Coffee Morning: There will be a coffee morning at the home of Lynette Barnes in Ripon on Saturday, August 2. Transport from the village is available, please contact any church member. The proceeds from this event will go to St James’s Church, Grewelthorpe.

Monday, July 14, 2008
Grewelthorpe
August Flea Market: St. James’s Church Grewelthorpe hold their Annual Flea market in Masham Town Hall on Bank Holiday Monday, August 25. Bookings are now being taken for this event. Please contact Mrs B Bradley 01765 658574 for a booking form and further details.

French Boules: There will be a French Boules evening on Friday, July 25 on the small village green in front of Gildersbank Grewelthorpe. The games will be followed by a two course supper. Tickets for this event are £6 and the proceeds are for church funds. Please contact Liz Witton for further details.

Gala: Grewelthorpe Gala was a great success with a good turnout for the afternoon events and the evening barbecue. Fortunately the weather was good but rather cold for July. Thankyou to everyone who helped in any way.

Monday, July 7, 2008
Grewelthorpe News

Grewelthorpe Gala: Grewelthorpe will hold its annual gala tomorrow with proceedings starting at 2pm on the village green. there will be lots of fun and games, many of them with a sporting theme, so come along and have some fun. Under 16s are asked to enter the John Thorpe Cup competition which is for the design of an olympic torch. There is also a photographic competition for your personal sporting photo. Please send items for the tombola to Ann Kendall at the Old Schoolhouse, cakes and scones for the refreshments please to Kate Pullan or Nick Cushing. Teas will be served by volunteers from the church. At 4pm there will be a football ‘Its a Knockout’, please assemble at the PA system.The barbecues will be lit for the popular village barbecue at 6pm, please bring your own food, drinks and chairs.
During the day the parish council will auction logs from the lime tree which was damaged in the gales with the money raised being used to buy replacement trees.

Parish Council Meeting: Grewelthorpe Parish Council met on July 2 and the new parish councillor, Eric Clark was welcomed to the meeting.
Councillors will hold a site meeting to examine the sides of the pond and the island which need attention. It was agreed not to remove the jetty but to reinforce it.
The Highways Department have agreed to remove the yellow lines from both sides of the main street near The Old Hackfall Inn, as there is no longer an inn here there is no need to have parking restrictions.
It was reported to the councillors that the lime tree on the village green, which was damaged by the gale recently will have to be removed. It will hopefully be replaced by two hornbeam trees. The money to buy these will be raised by auctioning the logs from the old tree at the village gala on July 12.
The clerk told the council that the books had been examined by the internal auditor and the paperwork has been sent off to the main auditor. Any resident who wishes to examine the accounts please telephone 658574 to make an appointment.
Planning cases discussed were the application for conversion of a redundant farmhouse, Sumis Farm, which was refused. The reason given by Harrogate planning was that it was too remote. The planning enforcement case regarding The Willows has been rejected as no case to answer.
Councillors were pleased to see that white lines had at last been painted on the road at the Hutts Lane and Bramley Road junction.
A complaint will be made to NYCC about the way the grass triangles have been maintained so far this year. There was no cut in May, the grass got very long and the cut in June was poorly done and some areas were missed.
The next parish council meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 20 at 7.30pm in the school.

Monday, June 30, 2008
Grewelthorpe News

Grewelthorpe Gala: The gala will be held on the village green at 2pm on Saturday, July 12. This year there is a sporting theme and there will be lots of sports based activities including a table tennis competition, the longest golf drive contest, maggot racing, ferret tubes, a slow bike race, children’s races, limbo dancing, tug of war, cherry stone spitting and many others. There will be a display by the fire brigade, a bouncy castle and fun for the children. There will also be a table top sale and tables can be booked through Kate Pullan on 01765 658873 and Kate will also accept prizes for the tombola. This year the John Thorpe cup for under 16s is for a design for an olympic torch. The Geoff Grimsditch photographic competition is for your personal sporting photograph. The church committee will be serving teas and in the evening, starting at 6pm, is the very popular village barbecue with live music. Barbecues will be provided but bring your own chairs, food and drink and join in the fun. Photographs of last years barbecue can be found on the Grewelthorpe website www.grewelthorpe.org.uk. For more information contact Nick Cushing on 01765 650293 or Kate Pullan on 01765 658873 or email gsa@grewelthrope.org.uk.

WI Outing: Grewelthorpe WI outing to the Lake District took place last week. It was a great success and a full coach arrived in Bowness mid morning for a cruise on the lake. The weather was damp but spirits were high as everyone tucked into their refreshments. The cruise was followed by a ride on a steam train to Haverthwaite where the coach waited for us and the sun came out and a lovely afternoon was spent enjoying the splendour of Holker Hall house and gardens. Thanks to Alison Kerr for her superb organising and thanks to all who supported us to make this a memorable day out.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Grewelthorpe News

Grewelthorpe Gala: This year the gala will take place on Saturday, July 12, starting at 2pm. There will be all the usual side shows, races and fun events taking place on the village green. There will be a sporting theme.
Please take items for the tombola to Kate Pullan or any other committee member.
This year the John Thorpe cup for children under 16 will be awarded to the best gala olympic torch, and please note not a decorated football as previously report. The Geoff Grimsditch trophy will be awarded to the best personal sporting photograph.
Teas will be served by the church committee and they would appreciate items for the refreshments.
In the evening, starting about 6pm there will be a DIY barbecue on the green. Barbecues will be provided but bring your own food, drinks and chairs etc.
This is always a fun village event and this year culminates with the egg throwing competition, not to be missed.

Monday, June 16, 2008
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Gala Day: Grewelthorpe gala will be held on Saturday, July 12 starting at 2pm. This year there is a sporting theme and there will be all the usual side shows and games. The John thorpe trophy for under 16s is for the best decorated football, and the Geoff Grimsditch trophy will be awarded to the best personal sporting photograph. The committee will welcome items for the tombola, please take them to Kate Pullan. In the evening there will be the usual barbecue on the green. Bring your own food and drink and enjoy a real village occasion.

Strawberry Teas: You are invited to a strawberry tea on Sunday in St James’s Church, Grewelthorpe or outside if sunny. The teas will be served 2pm-5pm with all proceeds going to church funds.

WI Outing: A reminder to all those going on the Grewelthorpe WI outing to the Lake District on Wednesday, the coach will leave Grewelthorpe at 8.45am.

Monday, June 9, 2008
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Blues by the Pond: On Saturday there will be music by the pond organised by FROGS, Friends of Grewelthorpe School. Bring your own picnic but drinks, strawberries and cream will be on sale. Enjoy the music of The Mad Hats Blues Band. Seating and dancing in two marquees on the village green, tickets cost £5.

Strawberry Teas: You are invited to strawberry teas in Grewelthorpe on Sunday, June 22 between 2pm and 5pm. Scones, cream and strawberries, cakes and tea will be served in St James’s Church or in Grewelthorpe churchyard if sunny. All proceeds to church funds.

G Club: The June club will meet on Wednesday, June 25 in the church from 6pm-7pm. It is open to children between five and 11 years of age, when they can sing songs, play games and hear stories. Contact Judith on 01765 658098 or Susan on 01765 658200 for more details.

Gala Day: Grewelthorpe Gala will be held on Saturday, July 12 from 2pm-4pm. The theme this year is sporting. The John Thorpe Cup for children under 16 will be awarded to the best decorated football. The Geoff Grimsditch photography competition is for your personal sporting photograph. Please donate prizes for the tombola, these can be given to Kate Pullan. More details nearer the time or tel 01765 650293 or 658873.

Monday, June 2, 2008
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Parish Clerk: Grewelthorpe Parish Council would like to hear from anyone interested in taking up the post of parish clerk. Mrs Bradley, the current clerk, will be retiring in September after 25 years in the position. The work entails about three hours secretarial work per week and preparing for the monthly parish council meetings. Please contact any parish councillor or Mrs Bradley if interested.

Church Quiz: Mrs Jeff has prepared a quiz to raise money for St James’s Church, Grewelthorpe. The theme of the quiz is numbers. They cost £1 each and there is a prize of £15 after the closing date of September 30. To get your copy please send a stamped addressed envelope and £1 per quiz to Mrs K Jeff, Sunnydale, Ilton Lane, Grewelthorpe HG4 3DF.

Monday, May 12, 2008
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Quiz: Thank you to everyone who supported the 2008 WI quiz. A draw was made from all the correct entries at the recent meeting and the winner of the £20 prize was Mr Alan Coppock of Galphay. Congratulations to him. Copies of the answers are available, please send a SAE to B Bradley, Nutwith House, Grewelthorpe HG3 3DD.

Darts and Dominoes: Congratulations to the darts and dominoes teams from the Crown Inn, Grewelthorpe who walked off with several trophies at the presentation evening of the Millbank league recently. Dickie Pearson and Barry Marr were the runners up in the dominoes fives and threes competition. The Crown Inn dominoes team were the league champions and some of the team players present to accept the trophy were Chris Greensit, Christine Stelling, Keith and Sue Metcalfe, Dickie Pearson, Barry Marr and Charlie Wilson. The landlord of the Crown Inn, Graham Cousins won the landlord’s dominoes competition.
The darts team were runners up in the league championship with Keith Nicholson taking the trophy for the best average and Mark Nicholson as runner up in the individual darts competition.
Well done in a very successful and enjoyable season.

Friday, April 25, 2008
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Goal Posts: Grewelthorpe School has recently purchased new plastic goalposts for the playing field, but unfortunately one of them has already been damaged by children playing on the field at the weekend. This is very sad as the children at the school enjoy using them at break times and as a small school they cannot afford to replace these expensive items on a regular basis. The school has therefore decided to remove the goalposts on Fridays after school to prevent further damage.

First Aid Course: There is an opportunity to learn vital skills at a three week first aid course in Grewelthorpe School on Tuesday, May 6, 13 and 20, from 6.30pm-9.30pm. the cost is £10 for the course.
To book your place at this event please contact Nick Cushing on 01765 650293.

Dominoes Success: Congratulations to Grewelthorpe WI domino team who were the winners in the North Yorkshire West dominoes knockout final, which was held recently at Aysgarth. The team, which consisted of Kath Jeff, Christine Stelling, Sally Marr and Wendy Ashby, had successfully got through the first round of the event held at Thornton Watlass and were delighted to prove that it hadn’t been beginners luck by winning the final as well.

Monday, March 31, 2008
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Gate Auction: Grewelthorpe Parish Council is holding a gate auction to determine the tenancy of the Old Quarry field for the next three years. Will all interested parties please be present at the field gate at 6pm on Thursday, April 10.

Auction of Promises The Friends of Grewelthorpe School are holding an auction of promises at the Crown Inn, Grewelthorpe next Friday, April 11, starting at 7.30pm. Admission will be £3.50 and this includes a pie and pea supper. At this time there are over 70 promises to be auctioned so it will be a good evening. All the proceeds are for the school.

Grewelthorpe Annual Parish Meeting: Grewelthorpe Parish annual meeting was held on March 26 and only one member of the public turned up. The chairman of the parish council, Peter Lofthouse, in his annual report expressed his disappointment in the lack of interest. He thanked his fellow councillors and the clerk for their support. Parish council elections will take place on May 1 and as Coun Peter Fettes will not be standing for election again, it is hoped people will come forward to be nominated. The clerk, Mrs Bradley has nomination forms.
Reports were given by the parish caretaker, the Neighbourhood Watch and various village organisations.
The next meeting on Wednesday, May 14 will be the AGM, starting at 7.30pm in the school.

Monday, March 10, 2008
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British Legion: The Grewelthorpe branch of the Royal British Legion held their annual dinner last week at The White Bear in Masham.
Members and their families and friends enjoyed an excellent occasion. The evening started with the induction of three new members, John Oldridge, Michael Davies and Tony Ambler. After the excellent meal Tony Hill assisted by Rose Clark ran the raffle which raised £155 for funds. During his after dinner speech the president, Roger Chapman thanked his committee members for their hard work and the evening ended with founder member, Walter Myers cutting the anniversary cake.

Fleamarket: Grewelthorpe Sports and Social Association are holding their annual fleamarket in Masham Town Hall on Easter Monday, March 24. There are still a few stalls available for rent, please contact Barbara Bradley on 01765 658574 for details. The event starts at 10am until 4pm. There are lots of stalls selling all manner of goods, bric-a-brac, antiques, jewellery, paintings, crafts, cakes etc. Homemade refreshments will be on sale all day.
The committee would welcome help with the refreshments please contact any committee member The church would welcome cakes for their stall, please contact Kath Jeff or Liz Witton.

Easter Bunny: On Easter Sunday the Easter bunny will be found on Grewelthorpe village green at 2pm to help with the Easter egg hunt for children aged five and under. There are prizes for the child who finds the most eggs, and there is also a prize for the best decorated hard boiled egg.

Monday, February 25, 2008
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Fleamarket: Grewelthorpe Sports Association are holding their annual Easter fleamarket on Easter Monday, March 24, in Masham Town Hall. Bookings are now being taken for stalls at this event. If you would like more details please contact Barbara Bradley on 01765 658574.

Pampering Evening: Grewelthorpe School are organising a pampering evening in school on Friday. Therapists will help you give yourself a treat, find out about the colours that suit you and take advantage of some of the treatments available. There will be a hot supper with wine, with the first glass of wine being included in the ticket price of £5. Tickets and further details are available from school or Alison Kerr on 01765 658265. Profits are for Grewelthorpe School funds.

Grewelthorpe WI Quiz: The 2008 WI quiz is now available and copies are on sale at Kirkby Stores, Rose Lea Tearooms or from any WI member, or send £1 per copy and a stamped addressed envelope to B Bradley, Nutwith House, Grewelthorpe HG4 3DD. The closing date is April 30. There is a prize of £20, and this year the theme is Life & Death.

Parish Council Elections: Parish council elections will take place of May 1. Grewelthorpe has five parish councillors and this year Coun Fettes has announced he will stand again. If you would like to put your name forward for election to the parish council, a nomination form is now available from the parish clerk, Mrs B Bradley, Nutwith House, Grewelthorpe HG4 3DD, or from the electoral office in Harrogate.

Monday, February 11, 2008
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Pampering Evening: FROGS the friends of Grewelthorpe School are organising a pampering evening to be held in the school on Friday, February 29. There will be a colour therapist to talk about which colours suit your skin tones and possible treatments to try. There will be other advisers and a hot supper with wine and a raffle for a pamper hamper. Tickets are £5 and this includes the first glass of wine, they can be obtained from Alison Kerr, tel 658265 or from school. Profits are for Grewelthorpe school funds.

G Club: Grewelthorpe’s G Club for five to 11 year olds will start again on Wednesday, February 20 in Grewelthorpe Church between 6pm and 7pm. Come along, be creative or sing songs and listen to stories. Contact Judith on 658098 or Susan on 658200 for more details.

Monday, January 28, 2008
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Parish Council: It was announced that there will be parish council elections on Thursday, May 1. Coun Fettes let it be known that he will not stand for re-election therefore there will be a vacancy on the council. Anyone interested in standing for election should obtain a nomination paper from the elections office at Harrogate Borough Council. These forms will not be available however until early March
The councillors discussed the proposal to make a one way traffic system from south to north through Naegill and Wapping. North Yorkshire County Council propose a nine month trial of the scheme but the councillors agreed that three months would be long enough to see if it worked. There will also be an extension of the 30mph speed limit along this road. Because this scheme could affect residents of Grewelthorpe it is proposed to hold a public meeting on Wednesday, February 13 at 7.30pm in the school. Also residents will have an opportunity to discuss Harrogate Council’s development plan at this meeting. Please attend this meeting if you have any views on topics.
Coun Fettes gave a report on the community hall project in the old chapel. There have been delays because of the lack of action by the Methodist H O in Manchester. The parish council agreed to write a letter to this body to express their regret at these delays.
Mr Stebbings of the Neighbourhood Watch committee produced the results of a single day traffic survey conducted on January 8, between 9am and 4pm. This just assessed traffic travelling from Ripon direction through the village. There were 240 vehicles and the average speed was 29mph. However, it did show that there had been 21 vehicles travelling over the speed limit of 30mph and three of these had been over 40mph.
It was agreed that next Christmas Grewelthorpe should have a Christmas tree. The green at Crosshills would be a suitable place. Mrs Judy Leathley offered the council a fir tree and this will be planted shortly.
The next meeting after the public meeting on February 13 will be the annual parish meeting on Wednesday, March 26. This will start at 8pm but it will be preceded by a normal parish council meeting which will start at 7pm. These meetings will be held in the school.

Grewelthorpe Quiz: Copies of the 2008
Grewelthorpe WI quiz are now available. Please send £1 for each quiz and a SAE to B Bradley, Nutwith House, Grewelthorpe, Ripon HG4 3DD. This year the theme is Life and Death. There will be a prize of £20 and the closing date is April 30 with all proceeds going to WI funds.

Easter Fleamarket: Bookings are now being taken for the fleamarket on Easter Monday, March 24 in Masham Town Hall. This is organised by Grewelthorpe Sports Association. To obtain a booking form please contact B Bradley, Nutwith House, Grewelthorpe HG4 3DD.

Christmas Cards: If you have any unused Christmas cards please pass them on to Sue Hurley at Granard House (near letterbox). She will put them into packs to be sold at the August fleamarket in aid of the church.

Lent Lunches: Lent lunches will begin again in Grewelthorpe and Grantley. The first lunch in Grewelthorpe will be on Monday, February 17 between noon and 1.30pm in the church. The lunches in Grantley will be held on Fridays.

G Club: Grewelthorpe G Club will start again on Wednesday, February 20 in Grewelthorpe Church between 6pm-7pm. The club is for children between five and 11 years. Come along to sing songs, play games, hear stories and be creative. Contact Judith on 658098 or Susan on 658200.

Friday, December 28, 2007
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Bowling Trip: Grewelthorpe Sports Association are taking children (7yrs and over) and adults, ten pin bowling on Sunday, January 13. The coach will leave the Crown Inn, Grewelthorpe at 5pm, and return will be about 8pm. Tickets are £5, this includes transport. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Kate on 01765 658873 to book.