Document 379046

Lower Ure News
Local News for Boroughbridge and The Lower Ure Valley
Issue18
FREE
September2014
How many pictures can you find?
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Join in our competition.All the pictures are on local websites.Match the numbers to one of
the websites listed on Page 16 and e-mail your entry to [email protected]
INDEX
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Picture
Competition
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Index
Editorial
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Superfast
Broadband
From the Editor:
The start of a new term, classes and regular activities, like the Film Society,
are about to commence. There are lots of ideas in LUN for you to
investigate.
Hopefully you have taken lots of photos this year. We are putting the
calendar together now and look forward to receiving your contributions.
All photos will be acknowledged.
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News Items
We are hoping to recruit some of you as ‘local reporters’. If you are
interested in finding out more please do get in touch. There is a flexible
training programme!
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Film Society
Art Exhibition
Our circulation is now over 2000 – delivered to homes in the local area by
our team of volunteers. If you would like to receive a copy of the paper
please ring 01423 325 808 or email [email protected]
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Adverts
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Events Diary
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Events Diary
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Events Diary
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Events Diary
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Snippets
Contact Details
News Items
[email protected]
Events information
[email protected]
Advertising
[email protected]
Distribution
[email protected]
Editor
[email protected]
Website
www.lowerurenews.co.uk
Phone
01423 325 808/07711 151516
Address
1 Hall Square, Boroughbridge
YO51 9AN
Lower Ure News Copy and Publication Dates 2014
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Watercolour
Painting
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Bird Watch
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Competition
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Adverts
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Superfast
Broadband
Month
Every Month
Copy Date
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Publication Date
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What a Success Story!!
We had to campaign to get broadband. We had to campaign to get Superfast Broadband.
But nowthe Superfast North Yorkshire Project has now brought superfast fibre broadband to around 90%
of the homes and businesses in Boroughbridge. The latest good news is that some more money has been
made available to extend the SFBB coverage in our area.
The upgrade does not happen automatically. To benefit from the increased speeds an order should be
placed with the service provider of your choice who will arrange to complete the final piece of the upgrade
and supply a new broadband hub.
A list of services providers offering fibre broadband can be seen at
www.superfastnorthyorkshire.comin the ‘how do I get it’ section of the website.
Over the past year the team at Superfast North Yorkshire have hosted and
supported several local events to ensure that people living and working in the
town understood the benefits of superfast broadband. The team would like to
take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all those that attended and have
helped spread the good news that Boroughbridge is now superfast!
The awareness campaign was launched in December last year, with a great
Christmas themed community event supported by Andrew Jones, MP. He
officially switched on the fibre Christmas tree and symbolically the town’s
superfast fibre broadband access. It was a great day with the local school performing carols, free mince
pies and mulled wine and a visit from Father Christmas himself complete with a few treats for local
children. In 2014 a visit from the BT fibre showcase was organised. This state-of-the-art exhibition bus
demonstrates how superfast fibre is actually delivered and the benefits it brings to local communities.
The team also held two library days where they were on hand to answer questions about the roll out.
Presentations were done for both the local Chamber and Lions meetings and the team visited the late
night shopping event where they met some great local businesses such as C-Bits, Ella Georgia and Curvy
Bridal to name a but a few.
They also had a stand at the local “Plot to Plate” event in May,
where the rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of local residents.
In June Superfast North Yorkshire sponsored and was part of the
Family Cycle Day event where they enjoyed getting entrants off
to a superfast start!
Andrew Jones, MP, said: “It has been good to see, and take part
in, the community activities and events Superfast North Yorkshire have done in Boroughbridge. Their
efforts to ensure everyone is aware of the good news that they have access to fibre broadband, has
resulted in over a quarter of the community already connecting. If this pace is kept up Boroughbridge will
be one of the best connected rural communities in the UK!
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“It was great to be at the launch of superfast broadband in Boroughbridge in December. The enthusiasm
for faster broadband from local people and businesses is a key driver of the good take up we have seen
and I have been pleased to acknowledge that success at a recent session of Prime Minister’s Questions.”
If you have any questions about Superfast North Yorkshire please contact them via their website;
www.superfastnorthyorkshire.com
If you are a resident or business already enjoying the benefits of superfast broadband the team at
Superfast North Yorkshire would love to hear from you as they’re always on the hunt for case studies to
help spread the word
Sequence Dancing at The Coronation Hall
Monthly Sequence Dances have recently been restarted at The Coronation Hall, Milby.You are
invited to relax and enjoy a night of Sequence Dancing with a little bit of Ballroom & Latin. The
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next three evenings will be held on September 27 , November 1 and November 22 .
Entrance is £3.50 to include Tea & Biscuits and 30 minutes Sequence tuition at 7.00pm. Doors
open at 6.45 pm till 10.30pm.
A warm welcome awaits you from your hosts Darrell and Carol. For more information, please call
07833 447059.
Volunteers Needed for TIC
Can you spare a few hours of your time each week to help visitors to Boroughbridge to
discover the delights of our lovely town?Boroughbridge Town Councilare looking for
volunteers for theTourist Information Centre.
If you are interested in joining our friendly team of volunteers who man the centre
between April and October, please contact Nellie Heavisides at 1 Hall Square,
Boroughbridge YO51 9AN. Or call into the Tourist Information Centre for more
information. Your Town
Needs You!
Win a super new Badminton Racket!
Senior and Junior badminton clubs are starting on
September 1 and September 29 in the High School Sports
Hall.At the moment they are clubs with no name!!
Could you find a name for our club?
(The winner will receive a New Forza Badminton Racket)
Please send your suggestions to Lower Ure News or to
[email protected] by 29th November 2014.
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Yore Film Society
www.yorevision.org.uk
Superb new screen and sound system
Coronation Hall, Boroughbridge 8pm £4
Bar, Tea, Coffee
Tuesday September 30th
Mandela
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey
from his childhood in a rural village through to
his inauguration as the first democratically
elected president of South Africa
Cert 12A 2013 UK
Future Dates:
Biography | Drama | History
October 28, November 18, December 16
Palladian Mansion to Host Modern Art Exhibition
The beautiful palladian home of Queen Mary’s School, near
Thirsk, will be transformed this autumn into a contemporary art
space, hosting the highly popular and prestigious Art for Youth
North. The show, sponsored by investment managers JM Finn &
Co, raises funds for the national youth charity - UK Youth.
The exhibition takes place every two years in Yorkshire and has
already raised around £150,000 to help young people across the UK.
Tickets for the Private View being held from 6.30 – 9.30pm on Wednesday, 22nd
October 2014 are £12 in advance and £15 at the door (includes wine and canapés).
The exhibition will be open to the general public from 10am – 3.00pm on Thursday, 23rd
Friday, 24th and Saturday, 25th October. More information can be found at
www.artforyouthnorth.co.uk
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EVENTS DIARY
Date
Time
Place
Event
SEPTEMBER
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Monday
7pm8pm
Boroughbridge
High School
Sports Hall
Badminton Club Starts Badminton
sessions for those who like to take
the sport again or for those who
would like to give it try.07711 496005
Leighton &
DruidsTemple
Amblers Walk – 4 miles
01423 324011
7.15pm
Whixley
Village Hall
Whixley WI I Do Like a bit of Gossip.
01423 331031 or 330509
Tuesday
7.30pm
The
Coronation
Hall, Milby
Kirby Hill WI A Craft Miscellany – Mavis
Smailes. Harvest & Homemade Stall.
01423 329168
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Thursday
8.005.00
BCC
BCC Minibus Outing to Bowness/
Grasmere: £12. 01423 324504
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Saturday
9.00am
Boroughbridge
High School
Boroughbridge Juniors Football
ClubTraining sessions start for new
season. New players welcome.
01423 325387
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Saturday
10.00 –
12.00
St James’
Boroughbridge
Coffee Morning at St James Church
01423 323036
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Saturday
10.0012.00
Marton-cumGrafton
Memorial Hall
Coffee Morning
For Scout Jamboree
www.marton-cum-grafton.org
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Saturday
7.00pm
Copt Hewick
Village Hall
Pub Night
http://www.yorkshirevenues.org.uk/
venues/copt-hewick-village-hall-0
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Sunday
7.30pm
Helperby
Millennium
Hall
Niamh ni Charra Trio Traditional Irish
Music on fiddle, concertina, bodran,
bouzouki. £15, student £10,
01423 502116
www.riponinternationalfestival.com
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Tuesday
7.30pm
Green
Hammerton
Village Hall
Kirk & Green HammertonWI
Introduction to Bowen Therapy - Kim
Kinsella01423 331641
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Tuesday
2
Tuesday
2
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Tuesday
7.30pm
Jubilee Room
Boroughbridge
Library
Boroughbridge Historical Society
Ladies of Letters – Marion Moverley.
Extracts from letters & diaries of ladies in
the past giving insights into marriage,
work and childbirth.01423 322988
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Wednesday
7.30pm
Aldborough
Village Hall
Aldborough, Boroughbridge and
Dunsforth WI Japan Crafts. A talk &
demonstration by Kate Chaplin.
01423 325013
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Thursday
Pateley Bridge
Amblers Walk – 4 miles
01423 326794
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Thursday
7.30pm
St John’s
Church,
Sharow
Great Guitar Classics Morgan
Szymanski plays Albeniz, Tarrega, etc..
£15, student £10, under16 free.
01423 502116
www.riponinternationalfestival.com
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Thursday
7.30pm
Jubilee Room
Boroughbridge
Library
Yorkshire Countrywomens’
Association
01423 322988
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Thursday
7.30pm
Marton-cumGrafton Village
Hall
Marton-cum-GraftonWI
Millinery inMiniature - Claire Spooner.
01423 323885
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Friday
7.30pm
Roecliffe
School
Roecliffe WI York Minster Broderers with
Christine Beavers.01423 322335.
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SaturdaySunday
Sat
10am4pm
Kirby Hill
Church
Heritage Weekend Interesting and
enjoyable events in and around the
church. This year’s theme will be all
things piggy; including pig hunt, pig
tombola, sausage sandwiches etc.
www.allsaintskirbyhill.org.uk
01423 326284
Sun
12-4pm
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Tuesday
9.304.30
Boroughbridge
Community
Care
BCC Minibus Outing to Keighley: £8.
01423 324504
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Tuesday
7.00pm
Aldborough
Village Hall
Yore Vision AGM
www..yorevision.org.uk
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Tuesday
7.30pm
Arkendale
Village Hall
GroupWI Event
The Georgian Gentleman’s Pocket.
01423 360711
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The
Coronation
Hall
Boroughbridge Antiques Society
AGM, followed by a celebration of 25
years of the society. Talk by founder
member Enid Atkinson. 01423 360711
South Stainley
- Markington
Amblers Walk – 4 miles
01765 607327
3.00pm
St James’
Church
Boroughbridge
Mothers’ Union
Speaker: Felicity Blunt
01423 322148
Saturday
10.0011.30
Boroughbridge
Methodist Ch.
Coffee Morning
Coffee morning at the MethodistChurch
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Saturday
8.00pm
Marton Village
Hall
Hollywood Movies Disco by Friends of
MartonSchool. Bar/nibbles. Fancy Dress.
www.marton-cum-grafton.n-yorks.sch.uk
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Sunday
3.30pm
St Andrew’s
Church,
Aldborough
Afternoon Celebrity ConcertEscher
String Quartet play Mendelssohn, Ravel
& Beethoven. £18, student £10, under16
free.01423 502116
www.riponinternationalfestival.com
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Monday
9.004.30
Boroughbridge
Community
Care
BCC Minibus Outing to Hexham –
Scenic Ride: £10.
01423 324504
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Tuesday
9.30-12
& 1-3.30
The
Coronation
Hall, Milby
Watercolour Painting Classes start of
new 10 week coursewith Mike Dobson.
01423 864147
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Thursday
7.30pm
Marton-cumGrafton Village
Hall
Badapple Theatre 'The Daily Bread' The
story of August de Ville, a master baker.
01423 325179
www.marton-cum-grafton.org
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Friday
7.30pm
Roecliffe
Church
Friday Night is Music Night Concert
with Carey Williams in aid of Macmillan
Cancer Care. 01423 324276
www.uremusic.org.uk
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Saturday
7.00pm
The
Coronation
Hall, Milby
Sequence Dance
£3.50 incl. tea & biscuits and 30 mins
sequence tuition. 07833 447059
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Tuesday
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Thursday
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Friday
20
7.45pm
9
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Sunday
11.30am
Castle Top,
Knaresboro’
Rotary Nidd Gorge Charity Walk
Raising funds for Martin House Children's
Hospice, walk includes Mother Shipton's
Woods and Cave01423 326737
www.niddgorgewalk.co.uk
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Monday
6pm7pm
Boroughbridge
High School
Sports Hall
Smash Up Badminton New club starts
for young people 8 years upwards to
learn badminton skills and have some
fun. Led by Badminton England coach
Margaret Taylor07711 496005
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Tuesday
Ripon Canal Littlethorpe
Amblers Walk – 4 miles
01423 322881
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Tuesday
8.00pm
The
Coronation
Hall
Yore Film Society
‘Mandela’ £4.00.
www.yorevision.org.uk
OCTOBER
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Saturday
10.00 –
12.00
St James’
Boroughbridge
Coffee Morning at St James Church
01423 323036
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Saturday
10.0012.00
4
Saturday
7.00pm
Marton-cumGrafton
Memorial Hall
Copt Hewick
Village Hall
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Tuesday
9.304.30
Coffee Morning
For Friends of the School
www.marton-cum-grafton.org
Pub Night
http://www.yorkshirevenues.org.uk/
venues/copt-hewick-village-hall-0
BCC Minibus Outing to Driffield: £8.
01423 324504
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7
8
Tuesday
7.15pm
Tuesday
7.30pm
Wednesday
7.30pm
Boroughbridge
Community
Care
Whixley
Village Hall
The
Coronation
Hall, Milby
Aldborough
Village Hall
Whixley WI Singing for Pleasure, by
Malcolm & Carole Brown of Northallerton.
01423 331031 or 330509
Kirby Hill WI History of British Cheese –
Andy Swinsoe. Book Stall/Bring & Buy.
01423 329168
Aldborough, Boroughbridge and
Dunsforth WI The Art of Egyptian
Dance. Demonstration and chance to
have a go.
01423 325013
Please send your info for free inclusion in the Events Diary to [email protected]
There is a longer listing on the website www.lowerurenews.co.uk
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SNIPPETS
WANTED
Reporters of all
ages – especially
junior reporters
Music for Macmillan
Make a note in your diaries for Friday
th
evening, 26 September, 7.30pm in
Roecliffe Church. The Welsh Baritone
(from Doncaster!) Carey Williams will be
making a long-awaited return to our
area to give a concert with other
musicians from Boroughbridge,
Wakefield and Wales.
Refreshments available. Admission free.
Donations welcome for Macmillan
Cancer Care
Boroughbridge Juniors FC
The Boroughbridge Juniors Football Club
under tens are on the look-out for
new players for the forthcoming 2014/15
season.
Training is provided by FA-qualified
coaches and takes place Saturday
mornings from 9am at BoroughbridgeHigh
School. The team will also beplaying 7v7
matches on Sundays against teams in the
Harrogate area.
The new season starts on 6 September, so
why not go along, try a few
sessions and meet the rest of the team.
For more information, contact Nigel
Charlesworth on 01423 325387 or
07964900861
Marton cum Grafton History Group
Bridge Club
Open Evening & Presentation 2014
The Origins
of the Village of Marton
The results of 3 years of Research,
Geophysical Investigation and Excavation
AUGUST 28th 2014 @ 7.30pm
Marton Village Hall
£5.00 Adults, £3.00 Children
Includes a complimentary glass of wine/soft drink
To reserve places go to
www.martoncumgraftonhistory.com
or
Call/Text 07977 447712
A Bridge Club meets every Friday from
1.00pm until 4.00pm at The Coronation
Hall, Milby.
All are welcome to this small, friendly
group; no expertise necessary. For more
information, please contact Barbara Horner
on 01423 323764
Boroughbridge Community Care
Coffee Mornings
Each Friday at 1 Hall Square.
Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate & biscuits
only 50p
Tony Hunt, Ivy House, Marton
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Watercolour Painting Classes
byMikeDobson MBE
Tuesdays at Coronation Hall, Milby
Commencing 23 September 9.30am to 12 noon
Repeated in the afternoon 1.00pm to 3.30pm
Classes tailored for those with little experience and those wishing to
improve existing skills. Subject material provided
Cost £85 for the 10 session term
Tel: 01423 864147 or 07803891676
Email: [email protected]
Many people say they would really
love to paint but they just haven't
the time. Why not make time and
join us. You will enjoy it. You might
also find it frustrating but you will
enjoy it and you'll find that you can
paint.
Classes will be tailored for those
with little experience and those
wishing to improve existing skills.
Subject material will be provided
and Mike will demonstrate each
passage of painting giving advice on choice of materials, paper, brushes and paints;
composition, use of colours, colour mixing and painting techniques. A charge of £85 will
be made for the 10 session term. If you would like to join in please contact Mike on
01423 864147, Mobile: 07803891676 or [email protected]
Painting: St Wilfrids Church, South Kilvington
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Autumn Migrants
Back in the spring I wrote a piece about cuckoo tagging, so here’s an update to give you
an idea of how varied are their ways of getting back to Africa.
Twenty-two birds are still sending back signals, with twentyfive who’s tags are no longer active, some of which will have
died of natural causes. Currently two cuckoos are in France,
five in northern Italy and six in Spain with one apparently
taking a tour of the European mountain ranges via the
Austrian Alps and the Pyrenees! One is in each ofMontenegro, Austriaand Croatia.
Seven are already in Africa; six south of the Sahara, mostly around Lake Chad, including
one that chose the longest route across the Mediterranean at around 515 miles. You
can catch up on their current locations on the BTO website.
The second African migrant, also in trouble, is the Swift, with a third of British Swifts
having been lost since 1995, and again the reasons underpinning this decline are
unclear. Until recently, their routes and destinations were a mystery, but clearly the
more knowledge we have the better our chances of helping them.
BTO scientists are involved in a project aiming at filling these knowledge gaps. Tiny
geolocators were fitted to adult Swifts captured at the nest in 2010 and retrieved in
2011 when they returned. This work revealed the migration routes and important
wintering areas for this species, which could help identify key areas for Swift
conservation.
These small birds' annual journeys areincredible. The wintering range of individual
Swifts is huge, with birds visiting several countries across Africa once they've
completed their migration. Swifts also live up to their name, with one taking only 5
days to travel 5,000 km from West Africa back to the UK, having first stopped for 10
days in Liberia, apreviously unknown refuelling point.
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This stopover is really interesting: presumably the birds are fattening ready for their
journey back to Britain – we know they can make it back from there in less than a
week! Previously it was thought that, because they feed on the wing, Swifts travelled
slowly, but directly, feeding as they go, without the need for extended stopovers. This
is completely new information and pinpoints a focal area for future research.
As Swifts haven’t changedtheir arrival date in Britain to match climate changes,
understanding their migration strategy will be a very important step. It is difficult to
provide confident estimates of the decline in Swift numbers, and the only difference
that we, as individuals, can make is to ensure that there are nest sites available.
However, looking at the year-round story of one Swift’s life, there may well be other
processes at play with which we need to get to grip
If you find the lives of our garden birds to be of interest, and would like to join in and
count the feathered occupants of your garden, please contact me or visit the BTO
Garden BirdWatch website (www.bto.org/gbw). If you know of a local organisation
who would like a talk on garden birds call: Mike Gray 07596 366342 or
[email protected]
Photo by Mike Toms
Competition Details
The pictures are numbered from 1 to 9
Look at the websites listed to find the pictures and then put a picture number against
each web address.
Send the list to [email protected] before September 12
Websites:
www.greenhammerton.org.uk
www.martonlemoor.net
www.great-ouseburn.org
www.langthorpe.net
www.kirbyhill.org
www.boroughbridgeshow.co.uk
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Ackerley Park Kennels
(Ackerley is old English for ‘field of oaks’)
A new boarding kennel facility based in Nun Monkton. Set in 20 acres of
grassland, it provides a peaceful and stress free environment for your dog.
The kennels all have indoor runs with separate sleeping quarters, many with
under-floor heating. The outdoor runs are completely safe and there is a
choice of grass or gravel to suit all weather conditions. Three walks a day
are also included to ensure your dog has a happy holiday too.
There is a selection of quality foods and treats.
Day care and collection and delivery service available.
My promise to you is I will treat your dog as if it were my own.
Ring 01423 331239 or 07718 655013 or email vivien.gill @gmail.com
Licensed by Harrogate Borough Council
Want something
delectable....from canapés to
Wedding cakes.
Need a Christmas cake but
don’t want to bake?
Ring Nicky on 0758 034 3611
Or email
[email protected]
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