Plans are well in hand with the programme for this years Boroughbridge Walking Festival to be held over the Easter weekend 2018. Organised by the Boroughbridge Branch of Walkers Are Welcome the Festival will include walks for all levels and members of the family and this year will include a charity walk for Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.
The popular Myton Walk with afternoon tea is on the programme once again, this time concentrating more on the village history and the Battlefield.
It is planned to hold a new walk at Copgrove and a walk around Boroughbridge finding out the history of the churches.
For more information about the walking festival visit the website Boroughbridgewalks.org.uk or find the group on Facebook.
Here is where to find Santa on his Sleigh around Boroughbridge this year – thanks to the Boroughbridge Lions.
There will be Community Carols at The Coronation Hall Sunday 10th December at 6pm. Organised by All Saints Church, Kirby Hill. Mulled wine, orange, & mince pies! There will be a collection in aid of Candlelighters.
Boroughbridge Christmas Festival Week starts tomorrow (Wednesday) with the Late Night Shopping from 5.30pm. Get into the Christmas spirit with special offers, seasonal food and drink, live music, and a treasure hunt. Tree lights switch-on by the Mayor at 5.30pm in Hall Square.
An evening of Traditional Carols including Carols from Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Dorset! Friday, November 24th, 7.30pm at Aldborough Village Hall. What an exciting way to start your Christmas preparations.Come and join us singing and playing these carols, share a light supper, and meet old and new friends – or just come and listen. Bring your instruments and join the band. Everyone welcome. For more information, please ring Jane Barber on 01423 325808 or email chair @ yorevision.org.uk
Jennyruth Workshops, is holding a CHRISTMAS FAYRE OPEN AFTERNOON at Unit 5, Red House Farm, Bridge Hewick, Ripon, HG4 5AY on Friday 8th December from 1.30pm to 4.00pm.
We will have a large range of Christmas items and handmade
gifts for sale. There will be music and mince pies and hot drinks to enjoy as well as displays of work. The Ripon Walled Garden will be selling some of their products, such as wreaths, seasonal plants as well as planted containers & baskets. So, don’t miss it, it is always a fun event, with a great atmosphere and open to all. Enquiries: Tel. 01765 606620 or email info @ jennyruth.co.uk
Andrea Bryson and her family Jessica and Mackenzie are the new volunteers for the “RACKET PACK” Badminton Group for Primary aged children 5-11yrs. They will assist Badminton England Coach Margaret Taylor with the delivery of these fun and learning sessions.
The group started in September at Boroughbridge Sports Centre, at the High School YO51 9JX. The New BADMINTON England sessions are designed for Primary age children and include games with learning skills needed for early badminton play.
The “RACKET PACK” meets on Thursdays 5.30pm to 6-15pm at the Sports Hall in Boroughbridge High School.
It is a place where youngsters can learn the skills of badminton and have fun. The players can use the club lightweight rackets of varying sizes which are suitable for this age group.
For information about the “RACKET PACK” www.badmintonengland.co.uk/racketpack
The Junior club age 11-18yrs meets following this group at 6-15 to 7.30pm. This is suitable for those who have played a little badminton and wish to improve their skills.
The Badminton Club also has an adult group who play socially.
This begins at 7.30pm until 9pm. Come and give it a try!
Further Information about any of these groups please get in touch with Margaret Taylor 07711 496005 or ma.shuttles @ btinternet.com
You are invited to attend a new ambitious production at Ripon Cathedral on Saturday 2nd December at 7.30pm. This has been specially written for Ripon Cathedral to help raise funds for the Cathedral Choir and Music Trust. This will be a powerful interpretation, through acting, dance and singing carols, of the story of The Nativity with local actors bringing to life an adult version of the Story of Christmas and the journey to Bethlehem.
John Middleton (retired vicar on Emmerdale and awarded actor) will be the narrator and three dances are being choreographed especially for this evening by the Academy of the Northern Ballet. Evocative and reverent music will be accompanied by The Cathedral Choir and the Ripon Grammar School choir. The production will also feature a donkey a belly dancer and a few other surprises along the way!
Tickets are available to buy online and from the Cathedral Shop www.riponcathedral.org.uk/event/storyofchristmas
Jennyruth Workshops are hosting an Autumn Fair at Copt Hewick Village Hall on Saturday 16th September from 1-4 pm. There will be teas and cakes, produce, crafts, tombola, handcrafted goods, and games. All welcome!
Time to start making your nominations!
Closing date for nominations:
December 31st 2017
A. Volunteer community group of the year ~ The group that makes a difference
B. Volunteer community worker of the year ~ The individual that goes the extra mile
C. Young volunteer of the year ~ Must be of school age
D. Community spirited shop or business of the year ~ The one that supports local events and has the ideas and vision
E. Community event /project of the year ~ The most appreciated event/project that has made a difference
F. Community Achievement Award ~ The special person who has served their community over many years and deserves to be recognised
Award ceremony early 2018 – to be announced
Downloadable nomination forms are available from www.boroughbridge.org.uk or www.yorevision.org.uk – and then send them to firstname.lastname@example.org Or collect and post from Council Office Hall Sq, Bailey’s, Pybus Newsagent or Boroughbridge Library, or ask your local Parish Council.