SOWERBY Parish Council has launched its first website,, as part of a revised communications strategy.

It will feature details about the parish as well as council documents, policies and decisions.

Council chairman Mark Robson said: “We are keen to encourage feedback from members of the public both on the website itself and on the many important opportunities and challenges facing the parish in the coming years.”

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CHRISTMAS CLASSICS: A festive salute to the Rat Pack will be held at the Galtres Centre, Easingwold, on Saturday, December 1, from 7.30pm. For tickets, which cost £13.50, call 01347 822472.

RAILWAYS FOCUS: The Northallerton branch of the Wensleydale Railway will meet on Monday, (November 19), at 7.30pm, at Northallerton Cricket Club, Farndale Avenue, for a film presentation titled Railways of Britain and the World. There will be no meeting in December.

DINNER DANCE: Thirsk Chamber of Trade Ladies Group will hold a black tie dinner dance at Solberge Hall, Newby Wiske, on Saturday, (November 17). For tickets, costing £35, call 01845-522333 or visit Luke Miller, Finkle Street.

DRAMA PRODUCTION: Easingwold Players will present Steel Magnolia, at the Galtres Centre, Easingwold, from Wednesday, (November 21) to Saturday, November 24, at 7.30pm. For tickets, costing £8 for adults and £6 for students, call 01347-822472.

FESTIVE FAIR: Mayor of Richmond Stuart Parsons will attend Greyfriars extra care home Christmas fair, in the town, on Saturday, (November 17), from 9am to noon, proceeds from which will go to the Residents’ Fund. The event will include a tombola, cake, book and jam stalls.

HISTORY TALK: Rural Arts, in Thirsk, will host a Thirsk museum Open meeting on Tuesday, November 27, at 7.30pm, when Dr David Sellars will present a talk titled Dr Fotherly Pannel, Surgeon And Apocathecary. Entry for non-members costs £2.50. For details, call 01845-522653.

CRAFT FAIR: A Christmas antique vintage craft and collectors fair, with free charity stalls, will be held at Thirsk Auction Mart, on Saturday, November 24, from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Entry costs 60p. For details, call 01642-711036.

CAFFEINE BOOST: St James Green Methodist Church will hold a coffee morning, featuring cake, preserves and plant stalls, on Saturday (Nov 17), from 10am. FILM SHOWINGS: The Perks of being a Wallflower (12A), a movie about an introvert fisherman, will be screened at the Ritz cinema, Thirsk, from Friday (Nov 16) until Thursday, at 7.30pm. For details, call 01845-524751 or visit RURAL SHOW: Topcliffe village hall will feature a show titled A Country Childhood: In Songs And Words, by Zeke Deighton, on Saturday (Nov 17), from 7.30pm. For tickets, costing £5, call 01845-577315.