Wedding fair: on Sunday, May 5 from 10.30am-3.30pm a wedding fair will be held at the Cairn Hotel, Ripon Road. On hand will be a wide range of services and suppliers to help plan your special event. Frequent fashion shows throughout the day will offer inspiration for those all important outfits that such occasions require. Entry is free.
A night in the West End: on Saturday, May 4 at the Cairn Hotel, Ripon Road in the Promenade Ballroom established West End musical artists will entertain with a live cabaret floorshow. The cost of the evening which includes champagne/canapés and a three course dinner is £35. 7.30pm for 8pm. Bookings on 01423 504005.
Elections: voting for the North Yorkshire County Council takes place on Thursday, May 2 from 7am-10pm. Those of us in the Kings Road area used to vote in the Saint Luke’s Church Hall. Please note we now have a new place to cast our vote. The address is Knapping Mount Conference Room, West Grove Road, HG1 2AE. Last time it proved quite difficult to find for those not familiar with the area, perhaps it will be better signed this time. Anyone who is entitled to vote but has not had a card delivered, no need to worry, just go along and give your name and address. Information may be had by ringing 0845 300 6091.
Saint Luke’s Church: the service at 10.30am for the fifth Sunday of Easter will be morning worship at Saint Luke’s Church, Franklin Square, HG1 5EL. Further details on 01423 560863.
Saint Wilfrid’s Church Hall: the parish office for Saint Wilfrid’s Parish Church, Duchy Road is open to the public Tuesday to Thursday from 10am-noon. Anyone wanting to use the church hall may contact the facilities manager on 01423 504629 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trip Advisor: most people have not heard of Trip Advisor which is an internet site where those who wish, may report on their experience of such things as holidays, restaurants and hotels. Someone pointed out to me that when it first started most people who used it were those who like to talk negatively about there experiences but as time has gone on the reviews are more balanced and it is now being used to check out information before visiting a new place. In our area The Ascot and Kimberley Hotels, and Caffe Rosso and B.E.D. restaurant have been top of the list several times, albeit from a small number of reviews but very encouraging.
News and information: if you are planning an event or have had success at school, work or with fundraising or anything you think may be of interest to those in our area please get in touch. Details are at the head of the column. I look forward to hearing from you.