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Suspected thefts from local churches‏

Please be aware of a vagrant type male who is living rough and suspected of stealing from churches. He is believed to be in the Helmsley area but could of course visit other areas. Any sightings or suspicious circumstances, please ring the Police on 101 immediately. If you are involved with any church/chapel etc please […]

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On yer bike (horse, two feet ….)

Ryedale residents are being invited to add their views on plans to boost car-free routes in the district The Raising Cycling in Ryedale Group and Pickering Town Council are hosting a public meeting on Tuesday 30th September, at 7.30pm, Pickering Memorial Hall. The meeting is aimed at increasing the number of safe “greenway”, car-free routes between […]

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Frack Free Ryedale – Meeting tonight

We are very pleased to report that a lot of people have joined us through our website and in person recently, as fracking has been making headline news both locally, nationally and internationally over the last few weeks. Also, more and more of you have been getting in touch to ask how you can become […]

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Youth consultation meeting

I am writing to introduce myself as the Youth Development Worker for North Yorkshire Youth in the area of Ryedale. As part of my role I help set up and sustain voluntary youth projects for young people aged 11-19 years, more can be found on our website. I am currently working in partnership with the […]

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News from Neighbourhood Watch

I am delighted to make you aware that we have an additional PCSO working alongside our existing PCSO Sean Simpson in the Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside areas – a very large square mile area of rural countryside and towns as you will appreciate. I am sure that Sean and his colleagues will welcome this additional support […]

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Tesco’s no longer coming to Kirkbymoorside

The Town Council have forwarded the following from the company: We know that some people will be disappointed with this decision and we’re very grateful for the support we’ve received in the past for our plans. The shopping habits of our customers have changed in recent years, with more people choosing to shop online and […]

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Just over a week left to spot pink sheep

People have just over a week left to track down pink sheep hidden around the North York Moors, Howardian Hills and Yorkshire Coast. Ranging from cakes to giant sculptures, the sheep are being displayed as part of the ‘Lost Sheep in Pink Jersey’s’ campaign which finishes on 20 September. There are over 200 sheep on […]

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Helmsley Arts Centre Culture Conference 16 Oct‏ober

This is an invitation to Artists, Venues, Museums, Promoters, Businesses, and anyone interested in the potential of our cultural landscape. How can arts and cultural organisations help businesses become more successful? And vice versa? How can we build and shape the cultural sector in Ryedale? And how can we work together to make our region […]

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A comment on fracking

I very rarely get in touch about issues like this but this one is truly urgent. If you have anything at all to do with Ryedale, actually if you have anything to do with the earth on which most of us live, then this is of serious interest and consequence to you. You have probably […]

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National Marine Charity Urges Yorkshire Residents To Take Up Beach Cleaning Challenge

The Marine Conservation Society is looking for people to join beach cleans around the county coastline. The UK’s leading marine charity says it hopes people who love the coast around Yorkshire will take part in a nationwide beach clean event which includes clean-ups at Robin’s Hood Bay, Scarborough, Filey and Flamborough. The Marine Conservation Society […]

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National Parks Manifesto: Parks need stronger protection and a fairer share of resources

“National Parks in the 21stCentury: A Manifesto for the next Westminster Government” argues that National Parks are essential to the nation’s health and well-being and are an important part of our cultural heritage. The manifesto – the first of its kind produced by CNP – says that National Parks, such as the Yorkshire Dales, Peak […]

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A clean sweep for safety

With summer drawing to a close, Chimney Fire Safety Week (9 –15 September) provides a timely reminder to make sure that your chimney is ready for the winter months ahead. As part of the national Fire Kills campaign, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service are urging householders to ensure their chimney is safe and to […]

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The Scapegoat – Meet the Author

‘The Scapegoat is the first biography ever written about one of Britain’s most marginalised military figures. In 1914 Rear Admiral Sir Christopher (Kit) Cradock was held responsible for the worst naval disaster for 100 years– The Battle of Coronel – in which he and 1660 men died.’ Author Steve Dun will be at Kirkbymoorside Church […]

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Kirkby artist exhibits at Helmsley Arts Centre

Local artist, Carol Messham, is hosting an exhibition of her recent work, which is based on aspects of the natural world that are present in the surrounding area. Carol trained in Landscape Architecture, specialising in Garden Design. Having always enjoyed watercolour painting she has been able to incorporate her interest in gardens,plants and flowers into […]

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Reflections on War – WWI Display

The next WWI exhibition will be on 24th September in the Church House Library (upstairs) Kirkbymoorside and is called ‘Reflections on War’. It will focus on four essays written in the 1920s by a local resident Charles Clark Frank, who lived with his family at Low Hall. After serving in WWI he returned home and several years later put some […]

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Celebrating the natural world on our doorstep

Art works and ceramics by award-winning wildlife artist Dennis Roddam go on display at the Inspired by… gallery from 19 September. Inspired by his childhood adventures in the North York Moors, his art focuses on the smaller natural wonders that are sometimes overlooked, rather than large panoramic views. North Yorkshire Naturally is open daily until […]

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September walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Sunday 14 September: Dianne will be leading a 6.5 mile (easy) walk with 310ft/95m of ascent from Jervaulx Abbey in lovely Lower Wensleydale. Park/Start: 1.00pm Abbey Tearoom Car Park (SE169856). Optional pub meal after walk. Car sharing advised – please contact Dianne to arrange. Sunday 21 September: Phil will be leading an 11.5 miles (challenging […]

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New season of history talks opens with the Battle of Fulford

The new season of monthly talks organised by the Helmsley Archaelogical and Historical Society opens on Friday September 19 with Charles Jones on “The Battle of Fulford: History, Archaeology and Tapestry”. The earliest and least known of the three great battles of 1066, which determined the future of Britain, the Battle of Fulford took place […]

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Helmsley housing scheme revealed

A scheme to build 60 homes on the edge of Helmsley has been revealed by house builders Wharfedale Homes. The plan was outlined to members of the town council last week when designer Joe Stenton, of P and HS Architects of Stokesley, said the project, on a site bordered by Carlton Road and Swanland, would […]

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Council tax fraudster found guilty

Following the recent announcement that Ryedale District Council was cracking down on fraudulent claims for reduced council tax on the grounds of single occupancy comes a report that a woman from Thornton-le-Dale, who claimed both housing and council tax benefit as a single parent on a low income, has been prosecuted. The Council received an […]

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Royal photos on exhibition at Beningbrough Hall

A new exhibition at Beningbrough Hall offers a rare chance to see the Royal Family through the lens of one of Britain’s most renowned photographers. The late Patrick Lichfield – the professional name of the 5th Earl of Lichfield – was the first cousin once-removed to the Queen and was frequently invited to photograph the […]

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September walks with the Ramblers

Here are the walks on offer in September with the Ryedale group of the Ramblers. 7th September Sledmere Eleanor Cross, 9 miles, grid ref. SE 928 645, Leader M Willis. 10.00 am start. Dogs on lead allowed. 14th September Birdsall, 10 miles, grid ref. SE 819 652, Leader N. Emery. 10.00 am start. No dogs […]

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Live relays, coming soon

When live broadcasts from theatres and concert halls were first introduced, some years ago, they were a rare treat. Now they come thick and fast, and the next couple of months seem to be particularly busy. Here’s a roundup of forthcoming plays being shown at the Palace cinema in Malton, and (in most cases) also […]

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Ryedale Book Festival 2014

After a successful 2013 festival, Ryedale Book Festival is back on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October 2014. There are plenty of exciting children and adult events to attend, with more than just books on offer, from award-winning writers and crafts to cookery, famous explorers and even some wildlife! Across the weekend, we will be […]

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