The village newsletter includes a list village goods and services, what’s on, nature notes and local news including Neighbourhood Watch updates.

If you have any news or information for the newsletter or wish to promote a village service or event please leave details in the mailbox at 4 Woodlands or a message on the answering machine tel: 668368 or email

The newsletter is usually delivered on the first of the month so please ensure contributions arrive at least two days before the end of the month.

If you are not on the delivery route and would like to receive a copy of the newsletter by email please email

December 2020

January 2021

Village Newsletter

No: 284 January 2021

If anyone has news, information, or wishes to promote a Village Service or Event then please leave details at: 4, Woodlands, or on the answer machine on 668368 or email The Newsletter is usually delivered on the first of the month so please ensure contributions arrive at least two days before the end of the month.

If you are not on the delivery route but would like to receive a copy of the Newsletter please e-mail us and we will add you to the list of e-mail receivers.

I have around 70 on the email circulation which allows for more news and information to be circulated, more often and more cheaply so please sign up!

Existing Village Services & Goods

Post office. Open 9.00-2.00 Mon & Tues. Mail collection time 12.30pm and 4.00pm. The PO is closed on Bank Holidays.

Early Newspaper delivery. Malton News

Tel 694005

Milk & Free Range Eggs Deliveries: For Mon, Wed & Fri deliveries. Stuart Tel: 01751 476646

Window cleaning. Call John for a quote.

Tel: 01723 585050 or 07772771657

Electrical Services. Currently none.

Plumbing Services: DP Plumbing.

Call Dan on 669975 or 07969 482 519

Painter & Decorator – Currently none

Bodyshop Products Call Beckie 07970 830454

Fish and Chips. Tuesday evenings 7.45 – 8.00pm. Order by telephone on 07536008741.

Village Toddler Group New guidelines so prior Booking only on 01653 669365 or email

Church: Rev Jackie Cray Tel: 669365

Village Taxis. Call Rob and Liga on 01653 272 625.

Vicar: Reverend Capt Rob Barker. 01751 476686

Village Hall Website: This has a booking facility!


Facebook. Visit: “Kirby Misperton People.”

Village Hall Children’s play area is open.

Kirby Misperton Environmental Group –

Anyone who wishes to join the Environmental Group should contact Pete or Hazel on 668363.

What’s on in January?

Community Advent Calendar

Many thanks to Jenny Bumby for her brilliant idea of having a community advent calendar. Hope everyone enjoyed the Advent windows.

RNIB Christmas stamp appeal

Please save your used stamps from your Christmas cards and parcels and the RNIB can recycle them to make a difference for blind and partially sighted people. Any collected I am happy to send off, just drop them off at Ivy House, Main Street, by Jan 7th 2021. Thankyou Lyndsay Tidswell.

Christmas Tree Recycling

If you are wondering what to do with your Christmas tree then Peter Bloom is looking for around 20 “non-drop” varieties to place in the aviaries at the Bird Display. This will provide additional shelter and enrichment for some of the inhabitants at the Bird Display. If you have such a tree then ring 668368 and leave a message and I will collect them at the weekend.

Nature Notes – Alec & Peter

11th Two or three Tawny Owls calling near Bungalow.

12th Eight Long Tailed Tits in the Orchard and a Kingfisher on his pond. On 13th Great Crested newts seen on that mild wet evening. On 26th Seven Roe Deer grazing in field at Low Moor Farm.


Greater Spotted Woodpecker still a regular visitor to the peanut dispenser. Buzzard pair are back in the Iron Age Village field this month hunting rabbits.

Thank you! Alec would also like to thank the two good Samaritans (Lorraine and Jenny) who have shopped for him and Mary throughout Covid year.

Rainfall for December

This December 93mm was recorded compared to 56mm in December 2019. Total for the year was 547mm so a less than average with April’s 4.5mm the lowest and December’s 93mm being the highest. Thanks to our anonymous recorder.

Neighbourhood Watch

The NYP/Ryedale/Crime Map for Kirby Misperton and Flamingo Land for November shows zero crimes recorded. For more information: yorkshire/ryedale/crime.

– Peter Bloom – NHW Co-ordinator.