News

22/04/2022
Quarry update — the proposal and it’s impact on the track to Sturdy House has been raised on the New Richmond Forum Facebook group

Platinum Jubilee Picnic in the Paddock

Now fixed for Sunday 5 June. Details: Picnic in the Paddock – Sunday 5th June 2022 12pm to 4pm

East Quarry reopening after a century?

Dismay greeted this proposal at the Parish meeting on 21 March 2022. Details here Gayles Quarry

Ukraine War Ukraine War 🇺🇦

05/03/2022

Collections are being coordinated in Village halls across the land.  The first shipments from Richmond & Catterick are being sent out to Ukraine tomorrow am. Items are in plentiful supply – what is needed is money to pay for fuel for the vans.

Colburn Village hall 2022-03-05

 

Colburn Village hall 2022-03-05

Updated list for Ukraine

PLEASE NOTE THAT ENOUGH ITEMS HAVE BEEN DONATED FOR THIS FIRST COLLECTION – keep an eye out for further collections

URGENT UKRAINE APPEAL 🇺🇦

DAY 1
A massive huge THANK YOU to everyone for their generosity and kindness loads of items dropped of today you are all amazing xxx

DROP OFF POINTS – This week

Colburn Village Hall 9 to 2pm
Love Property 9 to 5pm
Hanson Sport 7 to 11pm
JTs 4 to 11pm
Scotton Social Club 7 – 11pm
Jefferson in Richmond 9 – 5pm

SHOUT OUT – We are in desperate need of cardboard boxes various sizes, as everything needs to be itemised in each box and lists given to drivers, any help would be gratfully received thank you in advance x

Updated list for Ukraine 🇺🇦

Winter Wear: (NO OTHER CLOTHING)
Socks and Underwear (NEW)
Hats
Gloves
Scarfs
Thermals
Warm Winter Wear
Coats
Jumpers

Outdoor items:
Blankets
Sleeping bags
Sleeping mats
Torches and batteries
Folding bed
Inflatable tents
Hot water bottles

Ex Military items :
Military backpacks
Earplugs
Military clothes
Helmets/ bulletproof vests

Hygiene Products:
Soap bars
Wash bag kits
Roll on deodorant
Hand Gel
Cotton swabs
Razors
Toothpaste/ Toothbrushes
Disposable Sanitary Towels

Food Products:
Non perishable Foods
Ration packs
Canned foods
Pre packaged meals
Easily prepared
Granola bars
Oat bars
Dried fruit
Mixed nuts
Instant soups

Medication/ First Aid:
Anti diarrhoea tablets
Nurofen
Activated charcoal
Bandages
Gauze
Antiseptic spray
Antiseptic wipes
Anything with Iodine
Savlon
Antiseptic cream
Muscle relaxant cream
Antihistamine
Strong painkillers
Medication for children- Calpol etc
Small scissors
Plasters
First aid kids
First aid bags to sort

Babies and Children:
Disposable nappies and wipes
Baby formula: instant and powder
Warm winter wear for babies and children, coats, hats etc.
Blankets

LOGISTICS – A huge thank you to Steve Jones at Garrison Van Hire who is providing 5 x Long Vans to get these items direct to Ukraine 🇺🇦

CONTACTS – For more information Sonya Coulson, Le Soleil or Angie Dale

VOLUNTEERS – Look out we will need people to pack items and do lists xxx

Thank you for your support and please share  xxx


Police & Security

Sightings of a man wearing a head torch have been made around some of the more isolated properties in Gayles. On approaching the man, he has switched off the torch and run off.

He may have been scoping properties for items to steal. We would suggest not approaching him, but report the incident to the police.

 

Ash die-back disease

Notice of work to remove trees infected with Ash Dieback disease on Catterick Training Area

As a valued neighbour, we are writing to inform you that the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), its industry partner, Landmarc Support Services, and its contractor KWR Plant Hire Ltd, will shortly be commencing important work on Catterick Training Area to remove around 2,000 trees that have been identified as being infected with Ash Dieback disease. Many of the affected trees border the A6108 and B6270 along the Swale Corridor between Richmond and Reeth, which means that the work will involve a number of road closures to ensure trees can be removed safely and that road users and the local workforce are protected.

Details of the closures

The closures, which have been discussed and agreed with North Yorkshire County Council, will take place from 7:00am until 6:00pm on weekdays only from Monday 24 January. The work is expected to take approximately six weeks, though some follow-up felling will be required next winter.

The first stage will see the closure of the A6108 for felling which will last until Friday 28 January. There will then be a week’s break followed by the start of closures and felling along the B6270 from the 7 February. This second phase is expected to be completed in mid-March. Diversions will be in place and clearly signed but work will be temporarily halted to allow buses and emergency vehicles to continue along the road on their usual routes to avoid delays.

Details of specific closures as they occur will be available on www.gov.uk or on the North Yorkshire County Council website atwww.northyorks.gov.uk/roadworks-road-closures-and-diversions.

About Ash Dieback disease

Ash Dieback is a serious fungal disease of ash trees. There is no cure or treatment for the disease and over time infected trees will weaken, causing branches to fall and trees to eventually collapse and die.

Infection can lead to the death of young trees in just two to three years and of mature trees within three to five years. This presents a significant health and safety risk, especially alongside roads and public rights of way. Whilst it is unfortunate that these trees must be felled, it is the only option to protect the public and other estate users.

Regenerating the woodlands

It is intended that the trees will be replaced through natural regeneration, however, if this does not succeed, we may carry out some replanting with native broadleaves, similar to those already on site.

We apologise for any inconvenience these essential works may cause and thank you for your patience. We would also appreciate any help you can give to share this information with local residents.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Landmarc’s National Service Centre by emailing nsc@landmarc.mod.uk, calling 0800 022 3334 or search for Ash Dieback on the Ministry of Defence Estate on www.gov.uk.

Yours faithfully

DIO Forestry Team

Bilsdale Mast

09/12/2021

Reports of illegal shooting

These have surfaced in the Flyer. What to do in this situation is given on the section on illegal activities on this website. The police are extremely keen to stamp out the ‘sport’ of hare coursing with dogs. Phone 999 for a fast response – do not put yourselves at risk by confrontation.

 

 

Proposed holiday lodge development opposite Ravensworth nursery

Noted in Richmondshire Today  – the following proposed development Holiday Lodges

This will not be run by the nursery, but if planning permission is granted then the development will be sold to another company. Please read the documents on the council website  and note that this proposed development will be visible from Gayles and will impact on our village.

Gayles history

Documents uploaded to website:

A Guided Walk Around Ravensworth, Whashton & Kirkby Hill

The Ancient Parish of Kirkby Ravensworth 1

 

Both are worth a read 2

 

The other documents – in History, History/maps, Conservation area & Gayles common were dropped off by Mags Cran for inclusion in the website. They have been scanned in – you are welcome to use them as you wish

 

 

Ravensworth village — Welcome

Ravensworth
Just down the hill is Ravensworth. Take a look at their (just started) website. Lots of useful info especially about walks further afield. We will perhaps forgive them for calling Gayles a hamlet

 

Gayles AED @Phonebox

Click on this link to find out more

Breaking news: a running total of £465 has been raised from our village as at 03/04/2020

The defibrillator was installed on 12 March and became ‘live’ (ie registered with the ambulance trust) on 02/04/2020

 

Please remember the correct action plan in case of emergency

  1. Make sure that you are safe eg switch off electricity in case of electrocution
  2. Check for breathing (after opening the airway) and check for a neck (carotid) pulse
  3. Start CPR if no pulse
  4. Call for help. Dial 999
  5. Send a person who is with you to the phone box to retrieve the AED
  6. Apply the AED pad, and follow the spoken instructions from the AED
  7. Continue CPR as instructed
  8. Use a person present to direct the paramedics to the victim on their arrival. You may need a couple of people to direct them to the correct location

 

 

Rain, rain stay away

One side effect of all this rain has been the transformation of dry galleys and the creation of waterfalls

Waterfall
Ravensworth castle with marsh and lake

How not to do it

Can you spot the bridle path?
Farmers can plough across paths but they must be reinstated within 14 days if crops are planted. This is deep ploughing — try stumbling across the clarts (Geordie for thick mud) in this field. Bridle paths should be 2 metres wide, and footpaths 1 metre.
Here is the link from Farmers Weekly

N Yorkshire council is investigating

Lazy louts

It appears that it is too much trouble to take your litter home with you, even when you can carry it in your car. Enjoy your tasty beverage and then just defenestrate the rubbish from your car onto the side roads of our county.
You should be ashamed.

You need an energy boost to chuck this out of your car window
an ex tasty beverage

*This item sponsored by Costa (not)

Fibre Broadband

Houses to be linked to fibre broadband in the next tranche

Some of us will have spotted the OpenReach guys digging a trench on the Wharton Road. We were scheduled to be linked up by beg 2020, but this was put back—
Conversations with a BT manager have revealed that Gayles should have fibre to the premises by March 2020. Government directive has accelerated this plan.
Is this a rumour? Will we be relying on “Quickline” (an oxymoron)for years to come?
Watch this space!

Jon Smith will have a book out for Christmas

An A-Z miscellany of Barningham and its neighbours

Round the world

Yorkshire air ambulance

It seems that Gayles has its own HLS (08/01/2019). We will have to rethink plans to plant oak trees in the middle of the paddock

Click here to donate to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Centenary of the end of WW1

  1. At first, I scanned in this document direct to PDF (with text recognition). As expected, this resulted in a large file (26.8MB). As a result, the file had to be located in my Dropbox folder, with a weblink from the Gayles.Info website to this file.
    The original document has been produced using a typewriter. This has resulted in:
    A monospaced font
    Missing letters and spelling mistakes
    Use of underlining rather than italics for book titles and foreign words
    Ordinary quote marks rather than smart quotes — and hyphens rather than en dashes
    The use of full stops in abbreviations is ‘old style’ — I have decided to keep this typewriter style as used by the author

    Editorial decisions – Norman uses metric and imperial measurements in that order. I have removed the imperial measurements to simplify the document – most people will be able to convert if necessary. He also uses Henry 2nd rather than the usual Henry II. These occurrences have been corrected.

    The transfer to a word-processing program gives a proportional spaced font, full spell checking and different fonts and font sizes.
    Automatic content production with live links to the content page in the PDF

    I have also been able to clean up the document with removal of artefacts produced by multiple photocopies.

    The PDF file is now much more accessible – 5.6MB in size and is more pleasant to read, the content is searchable and the table of contents works

    Thanks to Norman Butcher for writing this history in 1985

  2. Thanks to Mal & Pat Burgess of Ravensworth for supplying these documents