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.
There have been lots of rumours flying around about the Blacksmiths at Hartoft. The situation is that Paul and Scott McNicoll-Cheong have taken out a lease on the property and have started the refurbishment process, concentrating of sorting out the rooms and recruiting staff, with the intention of starting trading again in mid to late July this year. They intend to run it as a country inn with high quality, locally sourced food and comfortable high grade rooms.
Paul has 20 years experience over a broad spectrum of the hospitality industry and Scott currently runs a hair salon in Glasgow. Initially, Paul will remain on site overseeing the sorting-out of the inn while Scott stays in Glasgow with their two children, aged three and seven, until the end of the school term. Then he will move to Hartoft and the two youngsters will be enrolled in the Rosedale Community School. More detail will be published here as it comes in.
It is good to see the Blacksmiths back on the road to recovery and we wish Paul and Scott the very best in their endeavours.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you .
For those who were wondering, work is under way in the current bad weather to build 20 new hard standings for caravans at the Caravan Club Site at Bridgefoot, Rosedale Abbey.
All works are due completion by Easter
We wish a warm Rosedale welcome to Helen and Graig, the new proprietors of Abbey Stores. Currently they are busy re-stocking the shop but are open for business apart from the tea room which they hope to have up and running by Monday 23 October.
Helen and Craig
Call in any time to say hello and watch this space for further details of opening times and the like once they have settled in.
Update: from 23 October, Abbey Stores will be open from 08.30 to 5.00pm every day of the week for breakfast, light lunches and teas.
Dave Oakey, a long time resident of the village, has taken over from Howard Hebron as landlord of the Coach House Inn in Rosedale Abbey.
Dave training his biceps!
Dave looks forward to welcoming regular and new customers to the Inn. In turn, all of us wish him and his team good luck for the future.
A BBC Countryfile team was in Rosedale yesterday interviewing an expert on the lack of proper broadband provision in rural areas.
The Countryfile team on the village green
The programme with the Rosedale piece is due to go out on BBC1 on 14 September – watch this space!
The ed would like to say “Thank you” to all who continue to contribute to running the Rosedale blog
all of the members of our small and busy community who provide the fantastic stream of news and info that is regularly posted. All time to manage the blog is voluntary and the hours spent are much appreciated within the dale and beyond.
The Our Rosedale web site in which the Rosedale blog is hosted is funded and managed by the members of the Rosedale Business Forum and again all time spent managing the site content is voluntary and web site images are donated by generous locals the main contributor being Rosedale History Society.
Enormous thank you’s are again due here !
Have a great 2014 everyone and the ‘BLOG’ team looks forward to receiving your news, events, stories and nature sightings next year.
Keep them coming !