It’s time to celebrate British Lamb. The Wall@Coulton are introducing Fair Price Lamb. Peter Stark explains: This is our usual top quality, tasty, tender lamb, but at a price that is fair. It’s a price that is fair to you the consumer; you’re paying the true value of what you are eating, no more, no […]
Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society kicks off its winter programme of talks on Friday September 18 with “Meat, Markets and Provisioning – the Many Bones of Fishergate” by Professor Terry O’Connor, lately of the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. Professor O’Connor explains: Archaeological excavations in York usually produce large quantities of animal […]
Following last year’s successful sale of reduced price compost bins, Ryedale District Council is repeating the offer, to encourage residents to start home composting. Together with York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership, the Council is holding a one-day subsidised sale of compost bins on Saturday, September 26 at the Council’s Streetscene depot in Showfield Lane, […]
The bank holiday weather isn’t looking promising at the moment, so you might want to stay close to home, somewhere you can dodge the showers. Where better than Helmsley’s own Walled Garden? Enjoy the last of the summer borders, and if it does rain, the cafe does a lovely cup of coffee and cake. Open […]
Lots of interesting walks coming up in the near future with Ryedale Walking Group, including what must be the last few chances to enjoy a summer’s evening walk before the autumn is upon us and the light is no longer sufficient. Day walks Sunday 29 August, from Sutton Bank to Boltby and back, 9 miles […]
From Choices 4 Energy: Choices 4 Energy is an energy efficiency advice centre set up to provide advice on how residents of the borough can save money on their energy bills. To help residents in the District get a better deal on their energy bills, Scarborough Borough Council and Ryedale District Council are working with […]
North Yorkshire Police are looking for volunteers for a number of exciting opportunities across the county.Police Support Volunteers are much valued members of the policing family who give up their free time to help the police keep North Yorkshire one of the safest places in the country. They carry out various roles from ensuring vehicles […]
St Catherine’s Hospice has honoured its loyal Ryedale volunteers who have supported it for the past 30 years. The stalwarts are being awarded an engraved glass shield. Among those receiving awards are members from the Helmsley support group, including Rita Brown, who first started fundraising door-to-door with a charity Christmas card catalogue, but then started […]
Hoping for some warm, dry, sunny weather in September, the local branch of the Ramblers has no less than eight walks planned. 2nd September: Stainburn Moor car park, 10 miles, grid ref. SE 236 522, Leader J. McCreery. AND Sinnington village green, 10 miles, grid ref. SE 744 858, Leader M. Waind. 10.30 am start […]
Local performers are being invited to audition for the York Mystery Plays, when they return to York Minster in summer 2016 for only the second time in their history. The team is kicking off the casting process with a series of briefing events throughout September where community performers can learn more about the production from […]
In today’s world few of us have need of a safe or security deposit box – everything has been digitised and paperwork is more likely to be found on a hard-drive or memory stick. However, at the height of the Victorian era, the deed box was an essential way of securing important documents, property deeds […]
If you’re planning on driving west in the near future, be warned that Sutton Bank is to be closed for two weeks in order for essential maintenance work to be carried out. North Yorkshire County Council has said that in addition to the annual maintenance work carried out on the road to ensure it is […]
Wednesday 16th September at 7.30pm at The Village Hall, Hovingham, York YO62 4LX Our speakers that night are a threesome talking about The Sheriff Hutton History Archive, Margaret Thompson, Peter Brown and Meg Ashbridge.
Campaigners held a silent protest as the North York Moors National Park Authority approved an application to drill for gas. Third Energy plans to conventionally drill at Ebberston Moor South and build an eight-mile (13.9 km) pipeline to a generating station at Knapton. Protestors claimed water produced during drilling, which is then reinjected into the […]
A new creative area for natural play has been developed at Sutton Bank National Park Centre, using natural landscape features to provide a place for adventure, challenge and fun for children of all ages. Tracks and tree stumps, round-houses, tree-house and sand ‘pools’ invite imaginative games in an iconic location at the gateway to the […]
Enjoy reading a good book? Then head to Malton 10-11th October for the 4th Ryedale Book Festival. The varied programme includes over 40 quality literary events to suit all readers. Highlights include a lunch with Clare Morpurgo, a workshop with book sculptress Su Blackwell, comedy from poet John Hegley, a celebration of Yorkshire life with […]
Apologies for the short notice but this Wednesday the Ryedale Family History Group have a talk by Ian Hartas which will outline the free sources of online information available if you wish to research indexes relating to births, marriages and deaths. The talk will be held at the RVS Hungate Community Centre, Pickering at 7.30. […]
For all you film buffs who are into forward planning, here’s the Arts Centre list of offerings through to the end of November.
Charity fundraiser in aid of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, here in Helmsley at the Feathers Hotel. Have a fun evening and support a very worthy cause.
The Harrogate Festival Chorus and Orchestra will give their annual concert in Ampleforth Abbey on Thursday August 27.
I work for Yorkshire Energy Partnership, a Community Interest Company based in York. We are a local sustainability organisation working to make Yorkshire a more sustainable place to live and work. We are currently working with Ryedale District Council to promote renewable technology across the district, we are currently running a ‘Solar Panel For Free’ […]
Helmsley YMCA charity retail shop opened its doors on 24th April 2015, originally an old Solicitors it still has the old walk in safe in situ and it has now been re-created as an interesting feature within the shop for customers to view. The store has two floors filled with donated stock made up of […]
The autumn and early winter programme for Helmsley Arts Centre is now available. Everything is covered from a live relay from the National Theatre on September 3 (The Beaux’ Stratagem) through to the panto (Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood) opening on December 5, with details also of classes and exhibitions. If you […]
Nunnington Hall invites youngsters to come and have a go this weekend at some historical skills that you probably won’t see in use very often anymore: Break out your feather quill and ink and try calligraphy. Take a napkin and demonstrate your Georgian social graces by folding it into intricate shapes. Get messy and help […]
Three lovely walks are on offer this month with Ryedale Walking Group, one evening walk and two day walks including stage 5 of the new Castles Way long distance footpath. Wednesday evening 12 August: The Coneysthorpe Circular, 5 miles (easy) 425ft. Park/start 18.30 at Coneysthorpe crossroads (SE 707713). For more details telephone Dianne on 01944 […]
Did you know the North York Moors is laying claim to the title of “Britain’s Capital of Cake” in recognition of the myriad different types of cake served in the area, the regional specialities and places where they are served. Here in Helmsley Christine Bentley, owner of Castle Stores Wool Shop and Anna Lupton of […]
Sorry, we received this month’s information from the Ramblers too late to include Sunday’s two walks, but there’s still plenty of time to mark your diaries for the following walks on offer for the rest of August: 9th August: Sneck Yate 10 miles, grid ref. SE 509 877. Leader I. Gibbs. 10.00 am start. 16th […]
Fracking information event hosted by a Ryedale GP attracts a packed audience at Lady Lumley’s School in Pickering last Wednesday, with around 450 people in attendance. After 30 years of protecting the health of the Ryedale community, retired GP Dr Tim Thornton is worried about the effects fracking will have in the area. I am […]
Parklands Festival 2015 will return to our fabulous location – Duncombe Park, Helmsley taking place August 28-30th. The eleventh edition of the wonderful Parklands Festival in North Yorkshire moves to a riverside meadow this year, and has a Wild West theme. Don’t miss The Proclaimers, Badly Drawn Boy, Hugh Cornwell, or Tankus the Henge. Now […]
Set in the Roaring 20s at a prestigious Oxford college, Heartbreak Productions’ musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost promises to be a fun frolic through the life and loves of three young men. Heartbreak Productions are bringing the show to Helmsley Castle on August 13th at 7.30pm. They aim for their shows to provide […]