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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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Last Day in the Shop

Today, Sunday 15 )ctober 2017, is the last day that Anne Wright will open Abbey Stores for business, before closing down and the new owners, Helen and Craig take over and re-open on Thursday 19 October.

Looking forward to retirement!

Anne has been running Abbey Stores since May 2002 and is off to Whixley, between York and Harrogate for a well earned retirement, re-decorating her house and walking Ollie the dog.

 

All in Rosedale wish her the very best for the future and look forward to welcoming the new proprietors next week.

Rosedale Abbey Churchyard Conservation Area Cutting – 20 October 2017

The annual cutting of the conservation area of the Rosedale Abbey graveyard will be on Friday 20 October 2017 starting at 10.00am. If you can make it please come along with a strimmer/scythe and a rake and join the NYMNPA volunteers in carrying out this important conservation task.

The NYMNP volunteers and locals at work from 2016

As an added incentive Anthea will be providing refreshments, but it would help if you could bring along a cake or a packet of biscuits to help out!

 

Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Friday 20th October and let’s make short work of the job.

Incidents In Rosedale

Sometime in the early hours of Thursday 28 September, a quad bike was deliberately burned out on the path at the northern end of the graveyard in Rosedale Abbey.

Burned Out Quadbike

The incident has been reported to the police and if anyone has further information that may be useful, North Yorkshire Police ask that they ring the 101 non-emergency number and quote Log No 51 of 28 September 2017.

Also if anyone has information on what happened to the old village sign by the graveyard gate, would they please contact their local parish councilor, or if they believe that criminal action was involved then they should contact the same 101 telephone number.

Updale Women’s Institute Meeting 11 September 2017

Over twenty members of the Updale WI gathered for an open meeting in the Reading Room to hear a talk by Iain Kelly, the House and Collections Manager for the National Trust and based at Nunnington Hall. Iain outlined the changing attitudes in the NT to conservation, using examples from Nunnington and other properties in the North. He ended with a fascinating description of the conservation and cleaning of the tapestries in Nunnington, which included them having to be sent to the Continent for specialist cleaning before being returned to the National Trust’s textile conservation studios in Norfolk.

Iain Kelly from the National Trust

The WI in Rosedale have an extensive programme of similar talks and events throughout the year and those interested in joining should contact Lorrie Westwood on 01751 417120

Rosedale Runaways

Some may have noticed a film crew in the area over the last few days. They a producing a feature film called ‘The Runaways’ about some children who steal a couple of donkeys from Whitby and run away across the moors with them.

Pity about the weather!

The Ahh Factor. The animal stars and children from the Community School

Rosedale Show and Church Repair Appeal – 19 August 2017

Congratulations! Judging one of the sheep classes.

“Do you want water on those?”

Sunshine, showers and a blustery wind typified show day at Rosedale on Saturday 19 August, but as usual the crowds of locals and visitors came out and enjoyed the varied displays of horses and other livestock, exhibitions, trade stands and live music throughout the day.

Children’s Sports Day

Horses showing off

Cattle Pimping!

“Thanks very much!” – Heavy Horse Judging

Much thanks to all on the Show Committee and to the volunteers who manned the gates and controlled the traffic to make the day such a success.

Thanks must also go to all those who donated to the Rosedale Abbey church repair appeal by buying the excellent calendars on offer or by giving directly or both. The grand sum of  £546.30 was raised for this vital cause.

The remaining calendars will be on sale shortly in the village between now and the church appeal sponsored coffee morning in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 2 September from 10.00 to 12.00 am – in the meantime, if you have any queries, please call 01751 417071 and leave a message.

Thanks again to all who helped make this Saturday such a special day for Rosedale.

Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal – 2018 Calendar

As part of the appeal to raise funds to save St Mary and St Lawrence Church in Rosedale Abbey, a 2018 calendar has been produced which will be on sale at Rosedale Show on 19 August in the Rosedale History Society tent on Row F and also in the Church Tea Tent by the entrance to the main ring, for £10 a copy with envelope.

A high quality, full colour calendar showing scenes of Rosedale throughout the year.

The calendar is a lovely reminder of Rosedale and will make an ideal Christmas present, so please make an effort to buy at least one to help us raise the funds for the urgent  repairs needed to the church.

The calendar will also be on sale at the church repair appeal coffee morning at the Coach House Inn on Saturday 2 September  between 10.00 and 12.00 am – please make a note of the time and date for your diaries.

Farewell to Nicola – 19 July 2017

In a tearful but happy occasion, the children, parents and friends of Rosedale Community Primary School said farewell to their much loved head teacher, Nicola Johnson. Nicola first came to Rosedale School in January 1991, taking over as head teacher from Diane Hughes. Then the school had 29 pupils. Now it has 22 in total with the number rising again and the fact that the school has survived at all is very largely down to the efforts of Nicola, as the chairman of the governors, Anthony Davies observed in his address.

Presenting Nicola with a specially baked ‘portrait’ cake! The other one was  also specially baked by Darren and James at Graze on the Green.

A gift of a whale watching trip for Nicola and Simon’s forthcoming Scottish holiday

The Junior School singing The Farewell Song – much use of tissues ensued!

Nicola and the pupils

 

 

Super Mobile Library Visits 2017


The excellent Super Mobile Library visits Rosedale on Mondays throughout the year between 5 and 7pm, located by Abbey Stores and provides the opportunity for us to choose from a wide and varied selection of books as well as providing access to fast (up to 20 Mbs) broad band, so you or the kids can browse, download or upload at about ten times the speeds currently available here. The dates for the rest of the year are (all Mondays): 31 July, no visits in August, then 11 and 25 September, 9 and 23 October, 6 and 20 November and finally 4 and 18 December. Please note these dates in your diaries and use this great community asset because, as ever, if we don’t use it, we’ll lose it!

If you want to contact NYCC about any aspects of the service, call on 01609 533811 0r 01609 533829, or e-mail libraries@northyorks.gov.uk