VISITOR & COMMUNITY INFORMATION POINT
For information and leaflets on local attractions and services, visit our visitor and community information point.
The friendly team at the Key Centre are always happy to tell you what's on or assist with any enquires.
Middleham Quilters Handmade Quilt Draw 2015 - 1st prize: Handmade double-bed sized quilt in 100% cotton in "Double Irish Chain" (colour-way cream & wine) made and kindly donated by Middleham Quilters. 2nd prize: bottle of whiskey. 3rd prize: Box of chocolates. Tickets available from The Key Centre office. Draw takes place on 19 December 2015
Full colour photocopying, laminating and fax facilities all at competitive rates.
Richmondshire Children's Centre: at Middleham Key Centre "Sing & Sign" Thursdays 1.00 - 1.45 pm and 2.00 - 2.45 pm in the Richard III room - term time. The 17 December is the baby weigh-in. Re-starts on 7 January. Please ring 01609 532595 to book.
CUPPA WITH A COPPER
PCSO Richard Braddick, your local PCSO, visits the Key Centre each month.
Next date: Thursday17 December. For further details please ring 01969 624002
Middleham residents can pick up an RDC green box, blue bag and green garden waste bags from The Key Centre. Green boxes and blue bags are free of charge. Green garden waste bags are £2.30 a roll.
The makers of the wonderful Millennium Hanging, which adorns our foyer, meet every Monday from 11.00am to 2.30pm.
WENSLEYDALE DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS SOCIETY
Tuesday 8 December at 2.00 pm in the Richard III Room. Lecture: "What did the Greeks and Romans ever do for Art?". Speaker: Gillian Hovell. Tuesday 12 January 'Circles and Squares: artistic life in Edwardian England'. Speaker Sandra Pollard.. For further details contact Ros Higson 01765 635244
ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIRS:
Held the last Sunday each month (except December). Open from 10.00am to 4.00pm Refreshments available.
Next Fairs: 29 November & 31 January 2016. For details or to book a stall ring Stella Pheysey Johnson Tel 01969 625692.
MIDDLEHAM & DALES LOCAL HISTORY GROUP:
Tuesday 19 January AGM followed by 'The Dissolution of Coverham Abbey'. Speaker Elaine Joynes. For further details please ring Tony Keates on 01969 640436 or email: dotandtonyk@ btinternet.com
BOOKS FOR SALE:
Fall in love with Local Food in North Yorkshire: 90 page directory available at Middleham Key Centre, price 50p
If you need a clear out of books after Christmas bring them to our Book Swap. Feel free to pop in and browse, to borrow books free of charge or to bring good quality books to be enjoyed by others. We have a good selection of adult and children's fiction, non- fiction. If you don't have a book to swap a donation of 50p would be gratefully received.
A Grand Day Out (well 5 actually) Five fantastic short walks in Wensleydale including walks around Hawes, Bolton Castle, Aysgarth, Middleham & Jervaulx. Booklet price £3.00
The Six Dales Trail (A 38 mile walk from Otley to Middleham)
The Six Dales Trail runs through some of the most beautiful, yet little - known countryside in the Yorkshire Dales, in Northern England. The trail starts in Otley, 12 miles northwest of Leeds, and heads north, for 38 miles to Middleham, traversing the Nidderdale area of outstanding natural beauty along its way, and taking the walker into 6 dales, each with its own distinctive character: £5.99
CHRISTMAS GROTTO Saturday 12 December 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Santa's got a present for all Middleham juniors, tasty nibbles, pop & juice, tea, coffee and mince pies.
NORTHERN RACING COLLEGE Thusday 3 December. Come and join Sam Trainor for a fun pre-Christmas get together with an educational purpose: screening of 'Inside Nature's Giants' (the Racehorse - part 2). Complimented by guest Neil Mechie MRCVS. With refreshments and Team Quiz with prizes. Open to everyone, racing staff free, non-racing staff £3.00. (Usual drop-in on Wednesday 2 December from 1.00 pm)
COFFEE MORNINGS: 10.00 - 11.30 am: Saturday 28 November; 12 & 19 December. (Christmas Event on 19 December with the drawing of the 'Quilt' raffle); 9, 23 & 30 January (proceeds from 30 January Coffee Morning will go towards refreshments for Trekkers at Middleham School. Everyone welcome.
'T' IN THE AFTERNOON: Every Wednesday afternoon at 2.00pm - 3.30pm for tea, biscuits and chat. All welcome, bring any craft or just chat. Gentlemen are welcome too!
FAIRHURST'S BISTRO: Open Friday and Saturday evenings. To reserve a table ring 01969 624668. For further details of theme nights, or in-house and outside catering for private functions. Email: email@example.com or www.fairhursts.co.uk for in-house and outside catering for private functions.
27 & 28 November - A Taste of Thailand - £25 pp for 3 courses, bookings now being taken.
Christmas Menu starts on 4 December
The Bistro is also available for
private dining and parties. Bigger events/functions can be catered for in
the Richard III Room for up to 100 guests.
Access to the Bistro is from the rear of the Key Centre.
Come play Bridge at The Key Centre -
WENSLEYDALE BRIDGE CLUB
Come to play Bridge on Wednesday evenings in the Lady Anne Neville Room. If you do not have a partner, or are a complete beginner, please contact us, so that we can arrange for a partner or instructor for you.
Contact Susan Mackellar 01748 822261 or Mary Buglass 01969 623533
Bridge matches on Sunday 6 December and 10 January
Meet weekly on Thursdays, at 12 noon providing a valuable social occasion for the over 60's. Christmas Lunch on 17 December in Richard III room.
Everyone welcome, ring 01969 624002 for further details.
HEALTH FUSION AT THE KEY CENTRE - For bookings ring: 01969 623354 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MIDDLEHAM TOWN COUNCIL: The Town Clerk's office is situated in the Key Centre and the clerk, Sue McDonnell can be contacted on 01969 625225 or email: email@example.com
Normal council office opening hours:
Tuesday 9.00am - 4.00 pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 4.00 pm
Town Council Meeting: Wednesday: 25 November in the Garden Room at 7.00 pm
For later meeting dates please ring 01969 624668 after 1 December.
MIDDLEHAM MOBILE POST OFFICE
The Middleham "mobile post office" service is available near Central Stores, Middleham:
Mondays 11.00 am to 12 noon
Tuesdays 9.30 am - 10.30 am
Thursdays 11.00 am - 12.00 noon
Fridays 10.30 am - 11.45 am
For further information phone 08457 223344 or visit: www.postoffice.co.uk