Bilton News – 14th November 2019

Bilton news – November 14

Outstanding: one of the words on the certificate presented to three representatives of Bilton and Woodfield Community Library at a recent countywide library conference. The certificate was for outstanding performance on the Summer Reading Challenge. More than 200 young people signed up for the challenge over the summer holidays and 193 of them completed it. The hard working volunteers well deserve this accolade. All the primary school children who helped achieve such a fantastic result deserve our congratulations too.

At the library this week: tomorrow, Friday, November 15 is the Scrabble Club, 2-4pm. Entrance £1, all welcome. On Tuesday, November 19 is Storytime for pre-school children and their carers from 10am free, and on Friday, November 22 a free family history drop in session 2-4pm ideal for anyone wishing to get started. The design a book cover prize competition finishes on November 17. The library is on Woodfield Road on the same site as the Children’s Centre and school.

Services at St John’s: on Sunday, November 17 Holy Communion is at 8am and morning worship at 10am. At St Luke’s all-age Communion is at 10.30am and Café Church at 4pm. Next week morning prayer takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9-9.30am. On Wednesday, November 20 Holy Communion is at 10.30am.

Ice cakes for hedgehogs: actually the cakes will be iced and decorated by children at the above mentioned Sunday service at St John’s, 10am. They will then be sold after the service. The proceeds go to a cause chosen by the children, the Bilton Hogspital. The Hogspital cares for, heals and rehabilitates local hedgehogs, including feeding babies using a pipette; there are about 30 patients at any one time.

Chat and Craft Group: has been responsible for over 300 of the knitted poppies to be seen around the cenotaph this week. Currently the group is making various bits and pieces for Christmas sales which will enable them to raise money for charities. The most recent donation was to Saint Michael’s Hospice. As the title of the group suggests, whilst working on their various crafts, lots of chatting is going on. The group meets at Dene Park Community Centre on Mondays 2-4pm. It costs £3 a session. If interested telephone Dorothy on 01423 506599

Yoga: there are now vacancies on the Monday evening Hatha Yoga sessions at Bilton Community Centre, 48 Bilton Lane, 7.30-9pm. The sessions are suitable for beginners and intermediate. £7 a class. Telephone Rachel MacLennan-Jones on 07896 772889 for further information.

Film club: at Bilton Area Methodist Church on Tuesday, November 19. Tea served from 1.30pm the film, “A Month in the Country” starts at 2pm. The church is on Skipton Road with the main entrance and car park at the rear off Bar Place. Free event but donations appreciated. All welcome.

Something different at the Hub: Rave-fit is a dance class in the dark with disco lights and finger lights. Al different styles from the 80s and 90s including dance music, musicals and much more. It takes place on Tuesdays 7.30-8.15pm at Bilton Health and Wellbeing Hub, 69 BIlton Lane. Also on Tuesdays, 8.15-8.45pm is Metafit, a HiiT workout. To find out more and if you wish to attend telephone Laura on 07972 124004 about both events.

Bilton Men’s Forum: Robert Steemson is to show his photos of New York and New England at the meeting on Tuesday, November 19 at Bilton Community Centre. Tea is served from 1.30pm, the speaker starts at 2.30pm.

BIlton WI: on Wednesday, November 20 at Bilton Community Centre, 7.30pm, “The Chocolatier” is the title of a presentation by Andrew Thwaite. Visitors and new members are welcome.

Bingo: at Bilton Working Men’s Club, Skipton Road every Saturday and Wednesday from 1pm. Entrance free just bingo books to pay for. This is a community event and membership of BWMC is not required. All welcome.

Stitch and Craft Group: concludes its 2019 season with a social evening on Thursday, November 21 at Bilton Community Centre 7.30pm. Telephone Pauline on 01423 507617 for further information and to request a 2020 programme when available.

Bilton News – 7th November 2019

Bilton news – November 7

Coffee morning: on Saturday, November 9 in St John’s Church Hall 10am-noon. Entrance £1 includes drink and biscuits. There will be several stalls including books, tombola, cakes, cards, plants and a raffle. Proceeds to go towards supporting youth work in Bilton. Everyone is welcome.

Thanks for support: the organisers of the St John’s coffee morning in October would like to thank everyone who supported it and helped raise £440 for Tearfund.

CAT’s: Creative Adventures with Textiles welcome Wyn Jones to Bilton Community Centre on Saturday, November 9 at 10.30am to give a presentation on her work relating to Eleanor of Aquitane. Visitors welcome.

Services at St John’s: on Sunday, November 10 Holy Communion is at 8am and 10am. There will be a parade service at St Luke’s 10.30am. Next week morning prayer takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9-9.30am. On Wednesday, November 13 Holy Communion is at 10.30am.

Bilton Grange URC Monday Fellowship: What is Rotary? Those present will find the answer on Monday, November 11 at Bilton Grange United Reformed Church, 10.30am. Entry £2. The church is on the corner of Woodfield Road and Skipton Road.

Bingo: at Bilton Community Centre, 48 Bilton Lane, on Monday, November 11 at 2pm. Everyone is welcome to go along and join in the fun. Entrance 30p bingo books 50p each.

Knox WI: has its Annual General Meeting on Monday, November 11 at Dene Park Community Centre, 7.30pm. For more information telephone 01423 564986.

Bilton Area Methodist Church Lunch Club: the next opportunity to enjoy a really good lunch for just £4 is on Tuesday, November 12. To find out more or book a place telephone Averil on 01423 506600. The church is on Skipton Road with the main entrance and car park at the rear off Bar Place.

Bilton Men’s Forum: Jim Dedicoat is to give a talk with slides on “A North York Moors Railway Update” on Tuesday, November 12 at Bilton Community Centre. The talk starts at 2.30pm and teas are served from 2pm. New members welcome.

Bilton Ladies Forum: on Tuesday, November 12 at Bilton Community Centre, 7.30pm Terry Williams is to present part two of “The Splendours of China.” New members are welcome. To find out more go along to the meeting or telephone 01423 545511.

Dancing for Wellbeing: at Bilton Community Centre on Wednesday afternoons is ideal for anyone with mobility problems and a wide range of health issues. It is great fun, a partner is not needed, dancing can be sitting down or standing up, and a good memory is not required. £5 a session includes refreshments. Telephone Jackie Terry on 01423 531235 to find out more.

Avalon Bilton Club: is a social group for adults with learning difficulties or disabilities taking place on Thursday evenings during term time, 7-9pm at Bilton Health and Wellbeing Hub, 69 Bilton Lane. Free taster sessions available. To find out more email avalonbiltonclub@outlook.com

Book bingo: many regular borrowers of books from Bilton and Woodfield Community Library choose the same style of book on most visits because they like them, which is fair enough. Some do state a wish that they had the will power to try something different. Book bingo may just be the incentive needed; it runs from now until January 4. Pick up a bingo card in the library for free. Complete lines by reading several different type of book. All completed cards will be entered into a prize draw and a chance to win a book token. If you have not yet discovered the wide range of books available in your local library why not go along and find something you may like to read. The library is on Woodfield Road on the same site as the school and Children’s Centre. Openings hours are Monday 1-7pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30am-5pm, Saturday 9.30am-1pm.

Bilton News – 31st October 2019

Bilton news – October 31

Saint Michael’s Hospice: is a very popular local charity for very good reason. There are three shops in our locality. Those on King Edward’s Drive/Church Avenue and Kings Road next to Sainsbury’s will be familiar to most but did you know that, also on Kings Road, almost opposite the main shop, is another Saint Michael’s Hospice outlet? It is called Just B. It specialises in designer wear and party clothes. It is a little more expensive than the main shops but there are still great bargains to be had whilst raising funds for a most worthwhile cause. Just B is open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. It is maybe worth a thought when planning your Christmas wardrobe.

Design a book cover: Bilton and Woodfield Community Library has a competition running until November 17 for children. There are three groups, pre -school, up to seven and up to eleven. The book cover for a favourite story must include a title. Pencil, crayon, felt tip, paint, stick on things can all be used. Go along to the library on Woodfield Road, on the same site as school and Children’s Centre, pick up a form and start designing.

Coffee mornings: there is now a coffee morning somewhere in Bilton on most Saturdays. On the first Saturday of each month the host is Bilton Area Methodist Church. This Saturday, November 2, 10-11.30am you are most welcome to go along. A warm welcome is assured. The church is on Skipton Road with the main entrance and car park at the rear off Bar Place.

Services at St John’s: on Sunday, November 3 Holy Communion is at 8am and 11am. There is a parade service at 9.30am and at 4pm a service to remember and give thanks. At St Luke’s all-age morning worship takes place at 10.30am. Next week morning prayer is on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9-9.30am. On Wednesday, November 6 Holy Communion is at 10.30am.

Here to Help: at Bilton Health and Wellbeing Hub, 69 BIlton Lane on Tuesday, November 5, 11am-noon. Drop in for a free cuppa and chat, enjoy some company and find out where to turn for community activities and support. There is no need to book. If you would like further information telephone Jen on 01423 813090 or email halp@harcvs.org.uk

Bilton Men’s Forum: on Tuesday, November 5 at Bilton Community Centre, 48 Bilton Lane, Mel Clark is to give a talk with slides on Antarctica. Tea is served from 2pm, the speaker starts at 2.30pm. New members welcome

Bingo: at Dene Park Community Centre every Tuesday and Thursday between 1-4pm. Entry is 40p, bingo books extra. Enjoy good company and a cup of tea. The 2a bus stops at the door. All welcome.

BIlton Historical Society: Mike Bevington will be taking a walk round the Studley Royal Deer Park from within the comfort of Bilton Community Centre on Wednesday, November 6. His illustrated lecture starts at 7.30pm. Admission £2 includes refreshments and a raffle. Everyone is welcome.

CATs: Creative Adventures with Textiles meets on the second Saturday of most months at Bilton Community Centre. On November 9 Wyn Jones is to give a talk on her creative work related to Eleanor of Aquitaine. The talk starts at 10.30am and there will be an opportunity to look at her work. After lunch members will be spending time on their own stitching. In December CATs is spending a day at Salts Mill. To find out more go along to the meeting or telephone Sue on 07731 507156

Coffee morning: in St John’s Church Hall on Saturday, November 9, 10am-noon. There will be cakes, raffle, tombola, cards, books, plants. Entry £1 includes drink and a biscuit.

Bilton News – 24th October 2019

Bilton news – October 24

Coffee, crafts and collections: on Saturday, October 26 at Bilton and Woodfield Community Library.  The Library opens at 9.30am then, between 10am-noon, coffee and cakes will be available; there will be children’s crafts when the wall boards in the library are to be decorated with pictures made by the children using various shapes; and last but not least Harrogate Philatelist Society will be there to share their enthusiasm by bringing along a collection of Harrogate postcards, materials linking Harrogate with the First World War, various stamps and other collectables.  There will even be packets of stamps to give away.  That is not all. The stock cupboard containing all the second hand books for sale will be open.  This is too good to miss.  The library is on Woodfield Road on the same site as the school and Children’s Centre.  There is a car park.  Everyone is welcome.

Songs of Praise: in St John’s Church Hall on Saturday, October 26 from 3-5pm.  Pam Mills will be leading, David is on the piano and Enid and her team will serve teas and refreshments.   Is a Songs of Praise afternoon for you?  Why not go along and find out.  A warm welcome awaits.  Telephone 01423 522828 for more information if required.

Services at St John’s:  On Sunday, October 27 Holy Communion is at 8am and all-age Communion at 10am.  At St Luke’s morning worship is at 10.30am.  Next week morning prayer takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9-9.30am.  On Wednesday, October 30 Holy Communion is at 10.30am.

Bilton Grange URC Monday Fellowship:  will be exercising with Beryl on Monday, October 28 no doubt working up an appetite for the lunch to follow.  For further details telephone 01423 503221.  Bilton Grange United Reformed Church is on the corner of Woodfield Road and Skipton Road.

Bingo: at Bilton Community Centre, 48 Bilton Lane on Monday, October 28 at 2pm.  Everyone is welcome to go along and join in the fun.  Admission 30p bingo books 50p each.

Film Club: at Bilton Area Methodist Church on Tuesday, October 29.  Doors open at 1.30pm for a cup of tea and a chat. The film, Fisherman’s Friend, starts at 2pm.  No entrance charge but donations are welcome.  The church is on Skipton Road with the main entrance and car park at the rear off Bar Place.

Bilton Area Methodist Church Lunch Club:  next takes place on Wednesday, October 30.  Enjoy a really good meal for just £4.  To book a place or find out more telephone Molly on 01423 564986

Parkinson’s classes: at Bilton Health and Wellbeing Hub, 69 Bilton Lane on Thursdays 1.30-2.30pm focusing on balance, coordination and strength.  The session is fun and friendly with refreshments at the end.  Cost £4.  Also on Thursdays 4-5pm an exercise class for people with Parkinson’s who prefer a smaller group, maximum 5.  Charge £10 a class.  Telephone Vicki on 07961 070159 to discuss.

Crimple Valley Quilters: meet at Bilton Community Centre at approximately fortnightly intervals on Wednesdays 9.30am-12.30pm.  The next meeting is on October 31.  The programme includes sewing days, workshops and the occasional guest speaker.  If you would like to sew with a friendly group in comfortable surroundings do go along.

Wellbeing Café: at St Luke’s Church, Franklin Square, just off Kings Road on Thursdays 1-3pm. Relax, find new friends, join in with a craft activity, enjoy a fresh pot of tea, bowl of soup and cakes a plenty.  For more information telephone Victoria on 07930 559921 or Lizzie on 07876 754327.  This event is run by St John’s and St Luke’s Churches and supported by Dementia Forward.

Tagg House Ladies: on Friday, November 1 Alicia Lugg will give a presentation on the joy of music at Bilton Community Centre, 2.15pm.  Admission £1.50 includes tea and biscuits.  Raffle.  Visitors welcome.

Bilton News – 17th October 2019

Bilton news – October 17

Furiously knitting: are the residents of Granby Care Home.  They are supporting the Mayor’s Poppy Appeal by creating a large display of red poppies to hang from the front of the building.  They need lots of poppies as well as help in putting the display together.  You are invited to go along for coffee and cake and to give a hand today, Thursday, October 17, 2-4pm, tomorrow, Friday October 18, 10am-noon and 2-4pm and Monday, October 21, 10am-noon and 2-4pm.  There is no need to book, just go along.  Telephone 01423 505511 for further information.

Love Bilton Feast: at St John’s Church on Saturday, October 19 at 6pm. If you act now there may still be time to obtain your free ticket from the church office by email church@stjohnsandstlukes.org.uk   All you will need to take with you is a bottle and something tasty to share.

Services at St John’s: on Sunday, October 20 Holy Communion is at 8am and morning worship at 10am.  At St Luke’s all-age communion is at 10.30am and Café Church at 4pm.  Next week morning prayer takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9-9.30am.  On Wednesday, October 23 Holy Communion is at 10.30am.

Diverse Paths Art Group: meet on Mondays at Bilton Health and Wellbeing Hub, 69 Bilton Lane, 9am-4pm.  This is an independent art class. To find out more telephone 01423 226303 or email northyorkshiresports.co.uk

Bilton Men’s Forum: David Ashworth is to give an illustrated talk about his work in a steel foundry at the meeting on Tuesday, October 22 at Bilton Community Centre, 48 Bilton Lane.  Tea is served from 2pm, the speaker starts at 2.30pm.  New members welcome.

Bilton Ladies Forum: on Tuesday, October 22 at Bilton Community Centre, 7.30pm Bernard Higgins is to give a presentation on the life and achievements of one of our most famous Yorkshiremen, John Metcalfe, otherwise known as Blind Jack of Knaresborough.  New members are welcome. For further information telephone 01423 545511. 

Friends of Bachelor’s Field: convene for their quarterly meeting at Bilton Cricket Club, Bilton Lane on Wednesday, October 23 at 7pm.  Anyone with an interest in the attractive open space between Bachelor Gardens, Bachelor Road and Bachelor Drive is invited to go along and find out what has been happening over the past few months and help to make plans for the coming month.  Just go along or email bachelorsfield@gmail.com for more information.

Kaleidoscope Ladies: are in for a treat on Wednesday, October 23 at Bilton Community Centre, 7.45pm when either Derry Jones or Jo Jones will be presenting either “My Life in Music” or “Harare to Harrogate.”    Visitors are welcome, entry £3.50.

Something to look forward to: at Bilton and Wodfield Community Library next Saturday, October 26.  It is the monthly coffee morning plus lots more.  Members of Harrogate Philatelist Society will be there to share their enthusiasm and will bring along a display of Harrogate postcards, materials linking Harrogate with the First World War, various stamps and other collectables, plus packets of stamps to give away.  Between 10am-noon children are invited to go along and decorate the wall boards using shapes to make pictures.  There will be the usual big book sale and coffee and cakes but no computer help desk on this occasion. It will be back in November.  The library is on Woodfield Road, HG1 4HZ, on the same site as the school and Children’s Centre.  There is a car park.

Brigantes Lacemakers: has a member’s day on Saturday, October 26 at Bilton Community Centre, 10am-3.30pm.  This could be a good opportunity to find out more about this long established group. Email buzzvicky1@outlook.com for further details.