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Contractors

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Fix My Street

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The Moorsider

The Moorsider is the town newsletter and is published about four times a year.  A copy is delivered to every household in Kirkbymoorside.  You can download a copy of the latest edition here.

Previous editions are listed below:

December 2012

February 2013

July 2013

December 2013

April 2014

November 2014

March 2015

June 2015

November 2015

March 2016

December 2016

July 2017

December 2017

May 2018

 

 

The Moorside Room

 

The Moorside Room @ 9 Church Street, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6AZ is available for hire. The space is ideal for exhibitions, meetings, children's parties, exercise classes, fund raising events  and is the venue for the Kirkbymoorside Musical Memories sessions.

Click Here for a Booking Form

HIRE CHARGES

Commercial bookings @ £10 per hour

A 30% discount is available to Local Community Groups and Charities @ £7 per hour

Rates may be negotiated for block bookings and certain events such as exhibitions at the discretion of the Town Clerk.

 

 

Manor Vale

Manor Vale is extensively used by the local community for quiet recreation and has open public access. It is located at the northern edge of the town, and is owned and managed by Kirkbymoorside Town Council. Read more about it here.

For several years the Town Council has presented an award to people who have made a significant contribution to the community.

On Tuesday 8th May 2018, at the Annual Town Meeting held in The Moorside Room, The Town Mayor, Cllr Angus Ashworth, presented the Community Award to all the Kirkbymoorside fire fighters:

Adrian Sleightholme
Chris Clark
Philip Kay
Sean Kay
John Watson
John Harland
Ryan Rivis
Ben Gamble
Tom Eddery

2018 Community Award Group resized

 

The Mayor applauded the firefighters for their commitment to the community and expressed that the choice to volunteer to this particular role is highly commendable and greatly appreciated. The commitment involved in being a retained firefighter is not to be underestimated and the service they provide is invaluable. Thank you on behalf of Kirkbymoorside.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service was represented by Marc Warren, Group Manager, Scarborough & Ryedale who gave the following commendation:

“Training is no different whether you work for the fire service full time or part time because we don’t have such things are retained house fires. The level of training the staff get in itself requires an extreme level of work and dedication. Once they have completed the training they carry an alerter and every week they go and practice their skills on a drill night, usually a Monday, and then they declare what hours they are available during the week. It sounds like a great plan and everyone has time set aside to spend with their family. But invariably through the week, usually about 1 hour after everyone has declared their availability, something changes and somebody has to give up time that they had set aside to spend with their family and they have to become available again.

I’ve never been a retained fire fighter myself but as Group Manager for Scarborough and Ryedale I know a lot of them and the amount of stories I have heard of families having picnics outside fire stations because they had planned to go for a picnic and the kids are all dressed and ready and then somebody is not available at the station so somebody else has to commit. The amount of things that get cancelled for families and the amount of things that families have to put up with, it is a real team effort to be able to be a retained fire fighter. Still, to this point in time, I don’t understand why they do it but I know that North Yorkshire wouldn’t survive without them.

It’s not just the families that make a commitment and the officers themselves, their employers make a commitment. Some of the staff here tonight are self-employed, some are employed in primary employment. Any time that the alterter goes, it’s not planned, you don’t know when the next car crash is going to happen, they need to be available, so it does impact their employment. I would like to formally recognise the employers within Kirkbymoorside that allow them to attend emergency incidents as that in itself is part of the team effort, that is the dedication and impact on those employers.

For the self-employed it is perhaps a little easier but the impact is probably even greater because the amount of times that you rely on somebody to come do a job for you, when they’re self-employed, if they don’t turn up the impact on their business is great and this level of commitment needs recognition.

All said and done I would like, on behalf of North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, to formally thank you, the Town Council and the Kirkbymoorside Community, for recognising the level of commitment that most people don’t realise. Well done!”

At the 2017 annual Town Meeting held in the Moorside Room, 9 Church Street at 7pm on Tuesday 9th May the Community Award was presented to John Woodward for his contribution to the Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band.

2017 Community award - John Woodward.pdf

John has been band leader of Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band since 1992 and retired in May 2017 but his involvement in the band extended back over many years during which he played, taught and deputised for the late Les Maw. He has lead the band with musicians taught and developed from within our small rural community and it is remarkable that due to John's musical direction the Kirkbymoorsode Town Brass Band has ably competed at the highest level.

In 2016 two Community Awards were presented, to Graham Jemison and Stuart Webster.

                                   2016 Community Award Graham Jemison                2016 Community Award Stuart Webster

Graham Jemison received the award for his contribution to the youth cricket and football teams.

Graham has been coaching the (now) under 11s Kirkbymoorside football team for two years. Prior to this he was the assistant coach for three years. In the summer months, Graham also coaches the Kirkbymoorside Junior Cricket team so he is coaching young people from the Kirkbymoorside area the whole year round. Graham works full time, therefore his role as coach is all-voluntary and absorbs much of what would be his spare time.

Stuart Webster receives the award for his contribution to the Cubs as Assistant Cub Leader and for his commitment to the community, beyond Cubs.

For several years he was an active member of the play area committee and he volunteers with the tractor run. He always looks out for his neighbours, especially the elderly, and is always ready to give a hand. Stuart is an all-round great guy and is an asset to the community.

He is a committed Cub leader, he has been involved with Kirkbymoorside Cubs for nearly 7 years and is a great asset to the group. His practical skills and down-to-earth, can-do attitude make him invaluable, both to his fellow leaders and to the children, for whom he is a strong role model.

The 2015 Community Award was presented to June Cook for her significant contribution to the community.

 2015CommunityAward

June was Kirkbymoorside District Nurse for many years and also midwife until she retired when she took on charity work for Marie Curie Cancer Care. In June 1999 June set up and remains Chair of the Kirkbymoorside & District Fund Raising Group who have raised in excess of £304,798.05 for Marie Curie Cancer Care. June is also involved in many community groups and activities such as her involvement with Messy Church at the Methodist Chapel, the Red Cross, Brownies, Elderberry Club, pre-school play group to name but a few. June’s contribution to the community is certainly noteworthy.

In 2014 two awards were presented. Sarah Woodward was nominated for the way in which she has brought music to the community through many different avenues and on a voluntary basis over a number of years.

Edward Clarke Ted Clarke was nominated for his contribution to the football and cricket club as groundsman at the Sportsfield for almost 15 years.

2013 There were no nominations

2012 Paul Magson was nominated for his contribution to the Junior Football club.

Town Council Office

Church House

7 High Market Place
Kirkbymoorside
York YO62 6AT
Tel: 01751 432217

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Please be aware that the office is closed on Mondays and Fridays. The Town Clerk is available in the library on Wednesdays between 12 and 2pm.

Meetings

The full council normally meets on the third Monday of each month except August.  Meetings start at 7.30 pm in Church House, High Market Place, Kirkbymoorside.  For committee meetings or to check on council meetings, please refer to our calendar.

Town History

Kirkbymoorside has a long and interesting history.  The local history group has built a collection of documents and items and has created a body of writing about the town's past.  You can find a summary here, or look out for exhibitions by the group.