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Rosedale Community News

Welcome to the Rosedale blog. This is where we share news and information about events in Rosedale and the wider community throughout the year. You’ll also find news about the village timetable, our micro enterprises, school events, clubs, and lively socials.

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Stalls On The Green (revised) – Monday 28 May 2018

SAVE ROSEDALE CHURCH
Rosedale Church is running a cake stall next Bank Holiday Monday to raise funds.The historic church, whose roots date back to a
medieval priory, will be selling cakes and bric-a-brac. Anyone willing to donate a cake or gift will be very welcome.
The church needs to raise an estimated £80,000 to replace its decaying roof.
The stall will be on the village green from 12.00am on Monday 28 May of the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

Carol and Margaret busy with the tombola stall, from 2016

Another Bad Move

Parts of a second series of the comedy soap opera ‘Bad Move’ are being filmed in the village on Wednesday 16 May. Principally, the action will concern a village parade, hence the straw sheaves on the school railings, the bunting and other items on the village green. The location managers ask that locals do not stand around and watch the proceedings and to avoid parking in the indicated areas.

Getting ready for the village fete (not the real one

The transmission dates are not yet known , but will be passed on here when the production people have decided on them.

Green hairstreak butterfly on the wing

These beautiful small butterflies are on the wing and in small colonies on the moor here in Rosedale.  They are found on bilberry in a sunny spot with a bit of shelter from the breeze.  Males are very territorial and perch on a prominent branch awaiting passing females.  If disturbed they often return and settle on the same spot after a few frantic circuits.  However, they can be hard to spot as they are well camouflaged against the green leaves of bilberry.  Updale Natural History Recorder

Green hairstreak butterfly

Riding For The Disabled Coffee Morning – 5 May 18

The coffee morning in aid of the Riding For The Disabled  raised the excellent sum of £300 for this very deserving charity.

Enjoying the company and waiting for the raffle!

Thanks again to all who contributed prizes to the raffle and those who bought tickets and cakes, and to Ali at the Coach House for helping the event run so smoothly.

The next coffee morning will be in support of The British Heart foundation and will be on Saturday 2 June from 10.00 to 12.00 am.

Please come along and support this worthy cause.

The Tree Relaxation Retreat

 The Tree Relaxation Retreat, Rosedale East

We are looking for staff to work with us here at The Tree Relaxation Retreat.

We would like to hear from reliable people living locally who are able to work in the kitchen and dining room Friday and Saturday evenings  6pm -9pm (approx).

We are also looking for relief staff who can help with general household duties, cleaning and cooking.

If you would like to join our team and would like further information please email  relax@thetree.earth   and we will get back to you .

Land of Iron Consultancy Visit – 13 April 18

The ‘This Exploited Land Of Iron’ project has been re-named to just Land of Iron (see new logo at top right on our home page).

As part of the project, representatives from Historic England, the contracting consultants Align and the National Park Authority yesterday visited the two main roasting kilns sites to decided on detailed plans for the conservation work which is due to start now in 2019.

At the Stone Kilns, East Mines

The kilns at Bank Top

The work done to stabilise the old track bed at East Mines is maturing nicely, as is the revetting work done by volunteers further down the line. Also, the work to clear the entrance to the culvert at Reeking Gill has held up over winter. Once the weather improves, the surface of the trackbed from Reeking Gill back to the kilns will be restored and repaired.

Summer migrants return

Two of the earliest summer migrants come back to Rosedale each year, ring ouzels and wheatears.  Both are back on the moor and pairing up.  Ring ouzels nest on heather-clad steep slopes and wheatears favour open stoney ground.   Both can be seen from the old railway line.  Updale Natural History Recorder

Male and female ring ouzel

Female wheatear

 

Rosedale Mill Leat and Pond Coffee Morning – 7 April 2018

The coffee morning in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 7 April 2018 was in aid of the Rosedale mill leat and village pond restoration fund. Thanks to the generosity of all who came, the combined total from cake sales, raffle and coffee came to the wonderful total of £305.00, which will enable routine maintenance on the mill system and pond to continue.

Kate G summarising progress of the project so far.

Kate and members of the pond committee would like to thank all who donated prizes and cakes and who contributed to the pond fund in other ways, and to Dave Oakey and the team in the Coach House for sponsoring the event. Also to Margaret, Carol and Janet for organising the raffle with their customary energy and skill.

 

Finally, please keep an eye on social media and this site for information on calls for volunteers to help clear the pond of excess vegetation once the weather improves!