Dog Meet and Greet: Dates from December 2019 – May 2020


Informal dog (and owner!) socialisation and play in a secure area

THURSDAY:  12th December @ 2.00 – 3pm
Christmas treats for dogs and owners! New members welcome.

SATURDAYS 2020: 11th January/7th March/2nd May @ 10-11am
THURSDAYS 2020: 6th February/2nd April @ 2-3pm

Meet:  Gate of Chapel Farm, Church Lane, YO42 4LS.

See posters for details.

Open Gardens – Thank you


Thank you to everyone who supported the event, by opening their gardens, helping in the village hall, baking cakes and so much more.

We raised an amazing £1313.

We were lucky with the weather – a sunny day between two very wet days so we had lots of visitors.

Congratulations to the winners of the Bugs, Bees and Butterflies Trail:

  • Clair for her witty snail’s race
  • June & Gina for the beautiful flower butterflies
  • Yvonne for Charlotte the Spider.

Village Hall Talks

During the autumn/ winter the Village Hall plans to hold a series of talks in which speakers from the village who have a specialist skill/interest/experience, share their knowledge. There will be no charge for entry.
Our thanks to Dr Sharon Croskin who began the series with a stimulating and very interesting talk on TRAUMA – the body keeps the score.
Our thanks also to Simon Thompson, dog handler and canine first aid trainer, who gave a talk on DOG FIRST AID, which was very informative and thoroughly enjoyed.
On Tuesday 21st January at 7.30pm, Dr Peter Williams will tell us about A YEAR IN A WOODLAND GARDEN.
– Peter & Julie Williams’ large woodland garden has acid loving plants including rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and other interesting shrubs. Spring bulbs including trilliums, flowering trees and shade tolerant herbaceous perennials. The well-stocked glasshouse and large polytunnel have a wide range of plants propagated from seeds, cuttings and grafting. The meadow area and woodland is home to owls, goldcrests and sparrow hawks.
– No charge. Drink and biscuits available for a donation.
Also look out for:
COMMUNITY CHOIR WORKSHOP  –  Buffy Breakwell – February 18th at 7.30pm
A chance to discover the benefits and joys of singing. For those who say: ‘Can’t sing, won’t sing.’ Come along, join in, have fun and prove yourself wrong!
THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY  –  David Raffaelli – March 18th at 7.30pm
A look at the new and developing evidence on climate change and the potential ways to lessen its effects, including imaginative engineering schemes, tree planting and wilding the landscape.
If you would like to give a talk or can recommend a topic or speaker please contact Jane Henley on 01759 318411.

Black Horse Pub

The Black Horse Pub is now open!

Address: South End, Seaton Ross, York  YO42 4LZ

Opening times:

Monday            5  –  11pm
Tuesday            CLOSED
Wednesday    5  –  11pm
Thursday         5  –  11pm
Friday                5  –  11:30pm
Saturday          5  –  11:30pm
Sunday              5  –  11pm

NB:  Cash only please

QUIZ: 1st and 3rd Mondays at 8.00/8.30

FOLK MUSIC NIGHT: Fourth Thursday in th month from 8.00pm onwards

FUNCTION ROOM:  Available for weddings, christenings, funerals and other events.

CONTACT:  Karen on 01759 319386

Are you an IT expert?

Are you an IT expert?

Would you be willing to hold a one off training session in the Village Hall for senior citizens on how to use/make best use of their tablets and smart phones?

If “YES” – then please use the Contact Form to let us know.  Select the General Enquiries option when completing the form please.

Church Services

For a full list of church services which are regularly updated please click here.

We are delighted that we have been left another bequest and St Edmund’s Church now has comfortable pew cushions as well as central heating.

The Church is always looking for new members for the Parochial Church Council and helpers for the flower and cleaning rota. If you are interested please contact Jane Henley on 01759 318411.

Parish Plot


Our thanks to Roger Brook for maintaining this little oasis, which is situated on Church Lane near the crossroads with Breckstreet Lane and Mill Lane. Please feel free to visit and enjoy.

The plot is owned by the Parish Council for the use of villagers and has gradually been reclaimed since 2005. Once the site of charitable homes for older village residents, the old fruit trees remain but only the foundations of the houses.

Peter writes an interesting blog called: nodiggardener.

Phone Box

Thank you to the Art Group and children from Melbourne school for the recent display of pictures.

If you have any ideas for future displays, Davina would be pleased to hear from you. Get in touch with her on: 01759 318970. Thank you.