Margaret Easton

01423 323387

Hightimers: the Hightimers have made a donation of £100 to the Boroughbridge Junior football club. The club is hoping to attract new young members, including girls, and need support for buying items such as the football strips.

Coffee Morning: Springfield Garth is holding an Easter coffee morning on Saturday from 10.30am onwards. There will be a cake stall, a raffle and cream teas. All are very welcome.

Walking Festival: to celebrate the attainment of the national Walkers are Welcome Town status for Boroughbridge and the Lower Ure valley, the Yore Vision walks group have organised a launch event from Saturday to Saturday, April 6. The Mayor of Boroughbridge, Liz Vose, is attending the official start and presentation of the award at 1.30pm outside the library. The groups aims to make this an annual event for the area, The event consists of a Festival of walks with organised group walks of the ten award winning circular “Ure Walks Through Time”. Each of these family friendly walks has a local leader giving informative talks along the way on the history, wildlife and other interesting aspects of the area. During the week the group is giving both locals and visitors the opportunity to take part in walking a number of different routes, with some walks arranged more often. Each walker will receive a different coloured representative badge for each walk completed, why not collect all ten? Some of the walks have refreshments available as well as other special items laid on, including a Roman museum visit. The group is also featuring the brand new 17 mile walk for the first time. This too is a circular walk following the River Ure along its south side and crossing at Aldwark to return to Boroughbridge along the northern bank. This is the first time, due to the opening of a new right of way, that this has been possible. Leaflets of the walks are available from the Tourist Information office and the library and at the start of each walk. There has been a lot of interest in the festival from all over the country via the website and Facebook page. Joining the walk will be local MP Andrew Jones and Frank Firth of the Radio York walks programme amongst others. So why not come too and enjoy a leisurely walk through, and learn something new about, some of the loveliest countryside around? The programme of events and lot of further details on the walks are available at www.boroughbridgewalks, , from or phone 01423 322844.

Kids’ Easter Fun Club: St James Church has a Kids’ Easter Fun Club tomorrow, Good Friday from 10am-noon with lots of fun activities. Admission is free, come along for some Easter fun.

The Hightimers: the forthcoming production of Calendar Girls is at Coronation Hall on Wednesday April 17, Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20, all at 7-30pm. Tickets are available from the post office Boroughbridge and from the chemist shop in Boroughbridge.

Church Services: today, Maundy Thursday, there is the Lord’s Supper at Boroughbridge Methodist Church at 7.30pm and the Gethsemane Vigil at St James Church at 9pm. There is Holy Communion at Cundall at 6.30pm. Tomorrow, Good Friday, there is An Hour at the Cross at Aldborough at 2pm. Kirby Hill Church has activities for children and young people at 10.30am and a service for the Last Hour at the Cross at 2pm. On Sunday, Easter Day, there is Sunrise Communion at Aldborough Cemetery at 6.30am, Holy Communion at Aldborough at 8.30am and services of Parish Communion at Dunsforth at 9.30am, Boroughbridge at 10am, Roecliffe at 10am and Minskip at 10am. There are services of Holy Communion at Skelton at 9.30am, Cundall at 11am and at Kirby Hill at 11am.

Easter Monday Afternoon Tea: celebrate Easter and share in some delicious Easter treats on Monday from 3-4.30pm at Boroughbridge Methodist Church. Proceeds are for the Community Hall Fund.