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Parliamentary candidates, Labour and Lib Dems

The Conservatives have already announced that Kevin Hollinrake will be their candidate to succeed sitting MP Ann Macintosh, who has been de-selected. The Green Party met last week to decide whether to set up a constituency association, and if so, whether to put up a candidate in the next general election: we await news of […]

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Local artist exhibits in York

John Creighton, an established artist living and working in Appleton-le-Moors, has a new exhibition on now in York. John has had recent exhibitions in The Mercer Gallery in Harrogate, The Crescent in Scarborough, the City Art Gallery in Doncaster and the Python Gallery in Middlesbrough. In this new exhibition, he shows key works from the […]

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December walk with Ryedale Walking Group

Time to get in shape for Christmas! On Saturday 6 December, Ryedale Walking Group will be doing a 9.75 mile linear walk from Lockton to Pickering (moderate, 1200ft ascent and 1600ft descent). Coastliner bus : Eastgate 9.34am. New members, and their four footed companions, welcome. For further details contact Eric on 01751 474 344 or […]

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Do you have what it takes to check prisoner welfare, custody conditions and police behaviour?

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has responsibility for a team of ‘Independent Custody Visitors who are a team of volunteers who make unannounced visits to police stations in North Yorkshire. They speak with people detained in custody, check their welfare and the conditions in which they are being held and submit […]

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Bus services over Christmas and New Year

From the EYMS, operators of the 128 Helmsley to Scarborough bus service: We know that some of you start planning your Christmas and New Year travel early, so here is a summary of when buses will be running over the festive period. We’ll have much more detailed information available on our website a bit nearer […]

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Last posting dates for Christmas

Last posting dates for Christmas have a nasty habit of sneaking past you while you are still thinking about buying the cards, so take note! The last dates for “international economy mail” (what we used to call surface mail) are long gone (the earliest was September 29, would you believe?). Last dates for overseas air […]

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December walks with the Ramblers

Just four walks in December with the local group of the Ramblers, but they include one just before and one just after Christmas, so if all the mince pies are getting to your waist line, this is your opportunity to do something about it. 7th December Kirkham Priory 5 miles, grid ref. SE 735 658, […]

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New guidance on Building Regulations

A new website, designed to make the minefield of Building Regulations easier to navigate, has been launched by the North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership (NYBCP). The website provides information on the many aspects of Building Regulations needed by residents of local districts, including Ryedale, when altering their properties. North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership (NYBCP) provides […]

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Small Business Saturday to be celebrated in Helmsley – Dec. 6th

Helmsley will be a great place to visit for those who are feeling full of Christmas spirit this December. The town’s third annual Christmas Tree Festival begins on Saturday 6th December. Held in Helmsley’s historic All Saints Church, 30 locally sourced 6ft trees will be on display, decorated by different businesses and organisations from the […]

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Exhibition rounds off exceptional year for gallery

‘New Ground’, an exhibition by printmaker Hester Cox and ceramicist Charlotte Morrison which opens on 20 November, rounds off the current programme of exhibitions at the North York Moors’ Inspired by… gallery in what has been the best year in its seven year history. Located within The Moors National Park Centre at Danby, the gallery […]

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Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan

Police & Crime Commissioner Webchat 19 November 2014

Do you have a question for Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner? Julia Mulligan, is hosting a live webchat to give the residents of North Yorkshire the opportunity to ask any questions they have on the recently updated Police and Crime Plan. The webchat will take place on Wednesday 19 November at 7.00pm. […]

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Ryedale Family History Group next meeting

On 19 November 7.00pm for 7.30pm, at Hovingham Village Hall, Main Street, Hovingham YO62 4JZ. Robin Lidster, will be giving an illuminated talk using a magic lantern that is over a 100 years old and featuring original glass slides showing images from the late 1800s, of the coastal areas of Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay and […]

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Winter collection arrangements for garden waste

Residents subscribing to Ryedale District Council‘s garden waste collection service are reminded that collections are suspended for the winter months of December, January and February, as has been the case in previous years. Your next collection will be the last before the winter suspension. Winter collection arrangements for garden wasteWhile some people do produce garden […]

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128 bus service now on winter timetable

From the EYMS: Don’t forget that the Winter Sunday timetable is now running for Service 128. If you already have a timetable leaflet there’s no need to pick up a new one, just make sure you refer to the ‘Winter’ section when travelling on a Sunday. If you don’t have a leaflet, you can find […]

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NYMR Archivist to give talk on its history

“The North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Local Industrial History” is the next in the winter series of talks offered by the Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society. The speaker is Mark Sissons, Archivist for the NYMR. There is a lot of historical information about the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on its web site, under the information […]

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More November walks with Ryedale Walking Group

On Wednesday 19 November, Ryedale Walking Group will be doing a 5.75 mile walk from Bransdale (moderate 875ft/265m). Park/Start: 10.30am roadside near ‘bend’ sign (SE628966). For further details contact Eric on 01751 474 344 or see the website. On Saturday 22 November, the Group will be doing a 7.25 mile (moderate 1075ft/325m) walk from Cowhouse […]

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Frack Free Ryedale update

Frack Free Ryedale are holding a workshop/meeting at the Methodist Church, Ashdale Rd, Helmsley this Wednesday (12th November) for people who want to stop fracking coming to Ryedale. The aim of the workshop is to establish a local group to campaign against fracking in Helmsley and the surrounding villages. The meeting starts at 7.30 and […]

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Festive storytelling for children

Young children are invited to join Miss Claus and step inside her magical world of storytelling, music, dressing-up and play at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby on 22 November. At the Taletastic Christmas event, a festive story will be brought to life by Audrie Woodhouse a professional actor and experienced drama teacher. The enchanted […]

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Gilling East hosts Ian McMillan

Yorkshire’s finest poet is marking the centenary by teaming up with award-winning documentary photographer Ian Beesley to create a new show, Magic Lantern Tales. Ian McMillan, described by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy as “one of today’s greatest poetry performers”, tells the stories of men who fought in the first world war and lived to […]

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Major arts event this Thursday

On Thursday 13th November, Rural Arts are hosting a networking afternoon at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, 1-4.30pm, to give Ryedale-based artists and independent businesses the opportunity to meet, swap ideas (and print!) and form potential partnerships. The event is completely free, and includes a buffet lunch, however registration is essential and numbers limited. The day […]

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Government plans put new affordable housing at “serious risk” in National Parks

England’s ten National Parks have, today, expressed their concern at Government proposals that put at risk their ability to achieve more affordable housing in National Parks. In an unusual step, all ten have written to Communities Secretary of State, Eric Pickles MP asking for changes to the Government’s proposals for reforming Section 106 agreements. The […]

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MP visits North York Moors

Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), visited Helmsley last Thursday to see a number of new high quality developments taking place in the town. The visit enabled the National Park Authority to illustrate how it was working proactively with other organisations to […]

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Gun amnesty

We hope this isn’t relevant to peaceful Helmsley, but  we’ll publish it just in case! A two-week amnesty on illegally-held guns and ammunition has begun in the North Yorkshire and Humberside police force areas. The scheme was prompted by a change in the law in July, when the maximum penalty for possession increased from 10 […]

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Light Up A Life Appeal for St Catherine’s Hospice

From St Catherine’s Hospice: At Christmas time we often wish to remember those who are special to us. Once again this Christmas we invite you to dedicate a light to the memory of your loved ones and at the same time support the work of Saint Catherine’s Hospice. Your dedication can be to celebrate the […]

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