The Parish Council Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, 18th September, 2019, has been changed.

It will now be held on Wednesday, 25th September, 2019, at 7.30pm at Asenby and Topcliffe Village Hall.

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Asenby is a village in the ​Harrogate District of North Yorkshire, with a population of approximately three hundred.
It lies about five miles south-west of Thirsk, seven miles east of Ripon and twelve miles south of the county town of Northallerton.
The village is mentioned in the Doomsday Book.  It was part of the manor of Topcliffe at the time of the Norman invasion.
Asenby lies on the south bank of the River Swale and the majority of the surrounding land is given to farming.

Soup & Sweet Lunches – Wednesday, 4 September - 12 noon until 1pm

A simple soup and pudding served by local volunteers to raise money for the St Columba’s Restoration Fund. No set charge – donations welcome.


Yoga Classes

There are now three separate yoga classes at the Village Hall. Barry Walmsley takes a class between 7 and 8.30pm on Monday evenings. For more details and enrolment contact Barry on 01845 577976. Yvonne Lovatt has run her MyTimeYoga for several years and her class is from 1.30 until 2,45pm every Wednesday. You can just turn up on the day or contact Yvonne in advance on 07944 435718.  The latest class to be launched is Lucyoga, courtesy of Lucy Day. Her class meets at 9.30am on Friday mornings. Again, you can simply turn up to join a class or contact Lucy on 07970 049928.


Grand Attic Auction – Saturday, 14 September

This annual event is normally held in May but this year is being staged later in the year – 14 September. All proceeds go to St Columba’s Church Funds. As usual, the auctioneer will be Asenby resident John Phillips. Viewing on the day will be 12 noon to 2pm with the sale commencing promptly at 2pm. The organisers hope locals will save and collect any items that might be suitable for the auction – furniture, books, bric-a-brac and even antiques! (but no TV sets, computers, clothes, bedding or used soft toys thanks). Items for the sale should be delivered to the Village Hall between 8 and 11am on the day. Limited storage might be available if items cannot be held until the sale. Contact John on 01845 577034.


Art Connections – Classes re-commence Monday, 16 September

The regular Monday afternoon art class is back at the Village Hall…and hoping existing and new members will come along. The class, which caters for complete beginners through to those with more experience, is led by artists Vivien and Barry Wilton-Middlemass. Everyone has a free first lesson.


The Hidden Talents of Topcliffe and Asenby - Saturday 28 September – 2 ‘til 4pm

This event is being staged in St Columba’s church. The organisers are looking for examples of the hidden talents of residents of our two villages. It can be any hobby or skill such as knitting, embroidery, woodturning, metal working, sewing, modelling, baking…or anything else! Exhibits will be displayed on the day and the public will be invited to come and see them and witness the talents that exists but that no one normally sees. Some people may be prepared to donate their exhibit to the church and any such items will be sold to raise funds for church restorations. Exhibits to be dropped off at the church between 10am and noon on the day or left earlier with Linda Carver, Karen Morley or Liz March (The Elm Gallery).


Sunday Brunch – Sunday, 24 November

Bacon or sausage and egg butties, along with endless cups of coffee or tea, will be on the menu at the next Sunday Brunch. Newspapers will be provided. Serving from 11am until 1pm. Come along and meet friends and neighbours over a leisurely breakfast. No tickets required.


Blues & Country with Five Loose Chippings – Saturday, 30 November

This Thirsk-based group of musicians play a whole range of music from Blues, Country, Bluegrass and classic western swing. They have all played in other formats to sell-out audiences over the last few years. Audiences have described them as “amazingly entertaining and foot-tappingly sensational”. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 including supper, available from Doug Allan (578526), Judith Lowe (577911) or Amanda at the Swaleside Holiday Park. Bring your own drinks.


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