Boroughbridge News

Margaret Easton

01423 323387

Mayor’s Appeal 2012/2013: Liz Vose the outgoing mayor of Boroughbridge presented a cheque for £2259.80 to David Allon, the project manager at Boroughbridge & District Community Care (BCC). The money represented donations and fundraising during Liz’s year in office as mayor which ended on May 8. David and Liz would like to thank everyone who contributed to the magnificent total, and this will help with the work of BCC in our area. If you would like any information on BCC, please telephone 01423 324504 or call into 1 Hall Square, Boroughbridge and talk to David or collect a leaflet which outlines the services provided by BCC. 

Boroughbridge Manor chickens: staff and residents at Boroughbridge Manor have recently taken delivery of a chicken coop donated by the Royal Oak at Staveley. A group of residents along with their activity co-ordinators, Ian and Megan, visited the Royal Oak and during their lunch chatted to staff about the chicks which had hatched at the manor. As Boroughbridge Manor didn’t have anywhere outside to house the chicks, the Royal Oak was happy to donate a coop which had never been used.  

Music night : there is another of the friday night is music nights tomorrow evening at the Studio in Roecliffe at 7.30pm, this month’s session is a party night to celebrate the Coronation. Sing, play or listen to patriotic songs. Please contact 01423 324276 for more information or see

Spring fair : Boroughbridge Methodist Church is holding its spring fair on Saturday from 10am-12.30pm with a wide range of stalls and refreshments.

Amblers: have a three mile walk in Hackfall Woods on Wednesday, led by Carole and Doreen. Please meet in the car park in Back Lane for a 10am start. For more information about the walk please contact 01423 324836. Lifts are available and transport sharing is encouraged. All are welcome.

Northern Aldborough Festival: is celebrating its 20th festival with some fantastic concerts from June 13 – June 22 in St Andrew’s Church in Aldborough, morning concerts in beautiful venues in the area and a jazz evening at the Old Hall, North Deighton. The festival’s Last Night Extravaganza is in the grounds of Aldborough Manor when Voulez-Vous return to Aldborough with the punk marching band Perhaps Contraption. For full details of all the concerts, or to book online, please see or call the box office on 01423 900979.

Church services : this Sunday there is a family service at Aldborough at 10am and services of Parish Communion at St James Church, Boroughbridge at 10am and at Minskip at 10am. Boroughbridge Methodist Church has Sunday Worship at 10.30am. There is morning prayer at Cundall at 9.30am and family services at Skelton at 9.30am and at Kirby Hill at 11am. On Wednesday there is Holy Communion at St James Church at 10.45am.

Report from the May meeting of Kirby Hill WI: panic stations! Our speaker for May had moved to another part of the country and was unable to deliver his talk to us. Now, as the subject was Chocolate, you can imagine the tremors of despair which ran through the members on hearing the news. Our programme secretary contacted The Little Chocolate Shop in Leyburn and the wonderful Jim Hogg came to our rescue. He gave us a very interesting talk on the history of the shop and his interest in chocolate, the methods used in the making of the different chocolates and corporate requests for specific flavours and shapes. All of this was interspersed with chocolate tasting (heaven!), chilli explosion, cranberry fix, strawberry and cinder toffee to name but a few. My personal favourite was chilli and lime. They are passionate about using the finest pure chocolate and fresh ingredients. You can watch their skilled craftswomen making delicious handmade chocolates at their working factory and visitor centre in Leyburn, where they make over 250 different chocolate gifts. A visit is to be recommended. Pudding club is May 14, Book club was very interesting, the monthly meal out was very much enjoyed as was the trip to see The Mousetrap in York and we have Lights out Land Girls by the Badapple Theatre Co. next week. We are having a quiz on May 20, meal included, at The Bluebell in Kirby Hill. Oh what a busy life we lead. Remember we meet on the first Tuesday of the month at the Coronation Hall, Milby at 7.30pm. Do join us.