Residents of Hutton Rudby and Rudby near Stokesley are being asked to register their current and future housing needs. As part of its rural housing programme, Hambleton District Council is looking to hear from villagers wanting to stay in Hutton Rudby or those that have a local connection to the parish and are in need of a place to live. For more information a drop-in event is being held on Friday, December 7 between 10am and 1pm at the Church House – coffee and mince pies will be served.

FIFTYS CLUB: The Fifties Club, which covers the Hambleton area, will be staging a Christmas shopping trip to Leeds on Tuesday, December 11. The coach will pick up near the Buck Inn, Northallerton at 8.45am. Tickets are £8. Anyone interested should ring 01609-760108.

DROP-IN SURGERY: North Yorkshire County Councillor David Blades will be holding a drop-in surgery for constituents of the Romanby and Northallerton South ward this weekend. It will be held at Northallerton Library on Saturday, December 1 between 10am and 1pm.