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Bowlers win the Dalesman League for a sixth time


The Bowling Club has won the Dalesman League for a sixth consecutive year  - a remarkable achievement with competition getting stiffer every year.

For More Bowling Club news go to BOWLING/club news.

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Drone aids survey of playing field


A drone was used to take pictures of the Playing Fields in the hope, after the recent prolonged dry spell, the drain lines would be visible to enable Village Hall officials to confirm the position and routes of various underground pipes, etc.  Thanks to the Higham family for the use of their drone.

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Main road closure moves to new stretch


 Repair work on the drainage system on Knaresborough Road has caused it to be closed. The restoration of the road outside Mervyn Beecroft's home has been completed, and now the section of road closed has moved further down the road towards Burton Leonard.  Yorkshire Water hope to complete the work as soon as possible.

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Development lives up to its name


The Kebbell development is living up to its name with some houses now enjoying a wonderful Harvest View!

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A sad reminder


These replica boots and shoes  stretching along a length of the Danube in Budapest are a sad reminder of the wartime atrocity when Jews were brought to the riverside, forced to take off their footwear, and then shot and pushed into the river. 

Also see Holiday Photos.

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For all creatures great and small


Am I invited?  Dev hopes he'll meet his friends, great and small, at a Pet Service being organised for September 2 at St John Baptist Church.

For more details go to WHAT'S ON.

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Village Hall improvements



A new audio visual system and motorised screen have been installed at the Village Hall as part of improvements being introduced. Seen supervising the work are Martin Minett and Bob Upton.  New heaters have also been installed in the lounge.

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Keeping riders safe


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RECENT NEWS ITEMS (click on photo for more)
  • Life Saver award

    Bishop Monkton Life Savers have received a special award from Yorkshire Ambulance Service for the 'outstanding service' they continue to provide for our village.


  • 'Good Egg' award

    David Jones, who has been delivering milk round Bishop Monkton for the past 41 years, was awarded the ‘Good Egg’ Award at Stray FM’s Local Heroes awards ceremony.


  • Awarded BEM

    Margaret Lodge was awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. The honour is in recognition of her services to the community of Bishop Monkton.Margaret served as clerk to Bishop Monkton Parish Council for 42 years. 


  • Royal fly past

    FLYING the lead Chinook in the recent spectacular RAF centenary flypast over Buckingham Palace was Wing Commander Stuart Hague, son of John and Judy who watched the spectacle on TV.


  • Poppy marathon

    he result of several months of hard work by Bishop Monkton Stitchers - over 1,000 poppies which will form part of a giant display in Ripon later this year to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.


  • Hog Roast success

    This year's Hog Roast Day was another huge success, this time raising £2,450 for Village Hall funds. Here Stancy gets a big order for hog sandwiches for hungry visitors.


  • Road concern

    A visitor to the village has sent a letter to this website referring to what he thinks is 'an accident waiting to happen'. Is he right? The Parish Council gives a response.  


  • Fifth anniversary

    Members of the Bishop Monkton Methodist Youth Club have been celebrating their fifth anniversary. The highly successful club was formed five years ago and is run  by David Arundell and numerous willing adult helpers.


  • Another good year

    Gerald Shervington reports on another successful and eventful year at the Village Hall and Playing Fields at its AGM.. With him are Lesley Shervington (Secretary) and Mervyn Beecroft (Treasurer)..


  • Auction raises £2,500

    Auctioneer Richard Houseman in action at the Autumn Auction at The Lamb & Flag. The event raised a staggering £2,447 which will be spent on improvements at the Village Hall.


  • 20 Questions

    Our new Parish Priest, The Revd. Sheila Murray, kindly agreed to answer 20 questions we put to her about herself as a way of quickly getting better known to parishioners and villagers. Here you can read her answers.


NEWS ROUND-UP

Happy 80th birthday!


Maureen Gaunt recently celebrated her 80th birthday (and you look so young!).
Maureen writes: 'To all those wonderful friends who sent love and good wishes on my 80th  birthday, my heartfelt love and thanks. Bishop Monkton is a wonderful place to live.

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Back from Ecuador
Three adventurous local  teenagers are back from spending  three exciting and action packed weeks in Ecuador as part of a World Challenge.
They are Maisie Heap, Rose Cottrell and Amy Edmondson who worked hard and received support from this village to make their trip possible.
We hope the girls will tell us about their experiences in South America, and how they were able to befriend and give support to local people less fortunate than themselves.  We hope to publish their story on this website at a later date.
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 ONLY WEEKS TO GO!

 PRODUCE & ART AND CRAFT SHOW
SUNDAY 2nd September
in THE VILLAGE HALL 


 CLASSES FOR:
FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
FLOWERS
FLORAL ART
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART AND CRAFTS
PRODUCE &
CLASSES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
AND CHILDREN

CLOSING DATES FOR ENTRIES
 TUESDAY 28th AUGUST

to ORCHARD LODGE, MAIN STREET

 FOR AN ENTRY FORM CONTACT
CHRIS PROCTER - TEL: 676795
or download from village website

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It was a miracle that nobody was killed 
Villagers are still counting the cost of last Friday's devastating storm which resulted in dozens of households losing broadband, mobile phones, televisions and digital radios.
Despite the damage the storm caused, the one good outcome was that nobody suffered personal injury.
One senior villager commented: 'I've never seen anything like it in my life. We were certainly lucky that nobody got seriously injured or  killed'
The worst hit area of the village appears to have been St John's Road where a streak of lightning flashed the length of the road, knocking out power  lines and causing mayhem as it went.
Today villagers are still tidying up, getting sorted out, with engineers and repair teams hard at work.
A warm tribute has been paid to BT for their speedy and thorough response.
'They responded very quickly and have been doing a great job getting things back to normal'
However, a number of villagers are still without broadband, and this website's editing facilities have been affected but this has not stopped us bringing you the village news.
Many villagers are now busy preparing insurance claims.

Picture above shows an Outreach engineer working on repairs.

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Busy time ahead for our churches
Our Village churches have a busy few months ahead with many services and events.
For dates go to PARISH CHURCH/news and events.
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Looking for successors

After this year's Produce Show, Chris Procter, Christine Feeny, David Arundell and some other members of the committee are stepping down.
So for the show to continue, new committee members will be needed. If any one is interested, they would be welcome to be involved in this year's show by way of preparation.The next committee meeting is on August 2 and the show itself is on  September 2.
If anyone is interested in either of these please ring Chris Procter on 676366.
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Reminder about this year's show
 There is only a few weeks now until this year's Produce Show. The schedule and entry form are available to view and download (click here) or on the Produce Show page but if anyone needs a hard copy please ring Chris Procter on 01765 676366.

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Success for depleted team

A last minute drop out from the team meant that Bishop Monkton Croquet team went to play Sheffield CC with only three players.
This meant that the team had to concede four singles and two doubles, starting off with six of the 20 available points already lost!
A strong performance, by the three remaining players left, slowly ate away at the deficit until  in the final round the team forced a 10-10 draw. Quite an achievement!

For more go to CROQUET/2018 match results
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Thanks for your support
The village Methodist Church would like to thank all those who attended the Summer Tea on June 30 and The Summer Lunch on July 23. Your support of our outreach to others both locally, national and overseas is an inspiration (writes David Bray).
For full report go to NEWS/Thanks for support.
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Flood Warning System
The North Yorkshire Division of the Environment Agency has installed a new flood warning operation in their offices in York which is operational 24/7. In order to demonstrate and communicate the facility, representatives of all flood risk areas were invited to a seminar so as to be able to provide a localised communication link within their own villages. In Bishop Monkton Rodney Wilson, Ken Barker and Roger Baker have agreed to become flood wardens so attended this seminar.
For more go to HELPFUL ADVICE.
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 Dog owners - take heed!

Gerald Shervington, Chairman of the Village Hall and Playing Fields Committee, has written the following warning to dog owners who break the rule by not keeping their animals on leads while on the Village Playing Fields. He writes:

'It is with regret and a little bit of anger that I have to report that villagers are still letting their dogs off leads on the Village Playing Fields. I would like to remind dog owners that young children play at our facility and dog excrement can cause serious illness including blindness.

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Photo reminder
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If taking photos for the website on a smartphone, please hold the camera horizontally to ensure the picture you send is in a landscape format.
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MAKING CONTACT
Editor: Richard Field, BCAc
Assistant to the Editor: Pat Field
Technical  Adviser: Martin Minett

If you wish to contact Richard
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Thursday
16 August, 2018

Visits to site since launch in 2005:
493,158

Log ins yesterday: 236

Site launch:
29 January 2005
(day of new Village Hall opening).
Record one day visitors:
435 on 25 September 2012
Record one month visitors:
4,152 on June 2012
Reached 333,333 hits: Friday, 30 Sept 2016
Reached 400,000 hits:Wednesday,12 July 2017
Reached 450,000 hits: Monday, 12 February 2018
Reached 475,000 hits:  Wednesday, 23 May 2018
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'GOOD EGG' AWARD 2018
BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL 2018
BRITISH CITIZEN AWARD 2016

UKs BEST LOVED QE2 FIELD 2013
NAMED QE2 PLAYING FIELD
PRESERVED FOR POSTERITY 2012

MEDIA TRUST AWARD 2010
VILLAGE OF THE YEAR
COMMUNICATIONS AWARD 2009

VILLAGE OF THE YEAR
COMMUNITY AWARD 2006

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