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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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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.

Tawny owl makes a welcome daylight appearance

Tawny owls are very vocal in late autumn and throughout winter but we don’t often get to see them in all their splender. How lucky local residents Bob and Janet Morton were to have a tawny owl in their garden recently, on two separate occasions. Bob has captured the warm chestnut brown feathering, distinct facial disc and somewhat dumpy appearance beautifully.  Very many thanks Updale Natural History Recorder

lighter tones underneath with distinct facial disc

warm chestnut brown feathering

Snow covered dale

Stunningly beautiful walk in the snow at dusk along the old railway line at Rosedale East.  The low mist adds to the atmospheric conditions as the light fades.  A pair of stonechats break the silence with their presence as do three wrens flitting together in the rushes  Updale Natural History Recorder

Village Defribillator

Village Defibrillator

Since July 2014 Rosedale Abbey has been in possession of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and cabinet.

An AED is a device that analyses a collapsed patient’s heart rhythm and determines whether or not the patients’ heart is in a shockable rhythm. The AED can then deliver an electric shock which may allow the heart to start beating normally again.

The AED has been needed twice recently and there has been some confusion as to how to gain access.

 To access the AED you MUST call 999.

The Ambulance Response Desk will talk you through the best action to take to care for the patient. They may ask you to collect the Village AED. The Desk will give you the cabinet code enabling you to access the AED.

In calling 999 the despatch desk will also send an Ambulance as well as a Community First Responder.

If you are in the village Abbey Stores, The Coachouse Inn, Graze on the Green, The White Horse and The Milburn, all have the code. BUT you must call 999 so professional care via the Ambulance Service and the Community First Responders can be despatched.

After using the AED please return it to the cabinet and ensure it is locked. If you have had cause to use the AED please contact Linda on 417003 to replace any used equipment.

Rosedale Abbey Community First Responders

The Rosedale Abbey CFR’s have been active since September 2010 and have provided hundreds of hours of emergency cover for the area. We have in that time attended over 65 incidents with the numbers of calls attending significantly increasing every year.

If you are interested in possibly saving a life and joining the group please call Linda on 417003 to help provide more emergency cover for everyone.

Linda Dagg

Coordinator Rosedale Abbey Community First Responders.


The First Pint

Lucy and Kallum, two of the bar staff at the Milburn Arms, pulling some of the first pints during the official reopening of the Milburn Arms on Tuesday evening, 15 April 2014.

Lucy getting to grips with the Guinness pump.

Lucy getting to grips with the Guinness pump.

The Milburn, now under the management of Carolyn and Duncan Bavister of Danby Castle, will be open for full bar service from 10.00am to 11.00pm and restaurant service from 12.00am to 9.30pm from Wednesday 16 April. Good Luck to all at the Milburn Arms!

The Milburn Arms to re open – Great News !

The Milburn Arms at Rosedale Abbey to Reopen as a Country House Hotel


The team behind award-winning wedding venue, Danby Castle, are thrilled to announce they will be reopening the once-thriving Milburn Arms Hotel at Rosedale Abbey, Pickering.

Danby Castle Ltd is overseeing the renovation of the building and will be reopening The Milburn Arms as a Country House Hotel, Bar and Restaurant by Easter 2014.

The Hotel closed in 2008 during the recession and fall in tourist trade. Since then a body of local people have actively strived to encourage new tenants into the property, wishing for this once-popular local haunt, to be reopened and restored back to its former glory.

There are many plans in place for the new venture, firstly getting the Gamers Bar, the Priory Restaurant and 11 double bedrooms and 1 family room reopened again in the first phase of the redevelopment

Carolyn Bavister, Director of Danby Castle Ltd, is excited about the new challenges ahead;

“The 2013 season at Danby Castle has been a huge success. We had been looking for another suitable venue, and as we don’t have any accommodation on site at the Castle, naturally the next progression would be to find another venue which meant we could offer this. We wanted to ensure that we would find somewhere located close to Danby and have the ability to offer a totally different style of wedding. The Milburn Arms Hotel allows us to offer a more traditional option in terms of the location and surroundings, whilst allowing us to offer accommodation and restaurant facilities for locals and tourists”

Danby Castle Ltd have a wealth of event management experience and plans are afoot to offer local live music evenings, a ‘Real Ale and Jazz Festival’ and a classic car rally to involve the whole community.

Carolyn is confident that with the help of their strong local team, the Milburn Arms can return to its former glory.

“We are aware that in the current economic climate, you read about businesses closing down and struggling, but we are confident that drawing on our experiences in running such a successful wedding business and applying the same model and strengths, that we have what it takes to breathe new life into The Milburn Arms. We want to offer the people of Rosedale and the surrounding area, a unique dining and pub experience and to get that community spirit back. “



For media enquiries, please contact Jemma Champion jemma@danbycastle.com or 01287 669219