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Helmsley host Election Question Time

Congratulations to Helmsley Arts Centre for coming up with this brilliant fundraising idea. Em Whitfield, as director of HAC, is used to orchestrating but taking on the mantle of David Dimbleby for a Question Time style election debate is possibly a new experience for her. Sitting either side of her tonight will be the five […]

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High turn out at Rally for a Frack Free Ryedale

An estimated 700 people attended the Rally for a Frack Free Ryedale yesterday. They marched through Malton and loudly supported a range of speakers outlining the impacts this potential development they believe will have on our health and the environment. The marchers assembled at Norton Skate Park then proceeded through Malton town centre and ended at the […]

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A celebration of Appleton le Moors

Yorkshire based artist Anne Thalheim inspired a group of her friends and neighbours from Appleton Le Moors to create a unique art installation in four community buildings. Their artwork celebrates the annual events, interest groups, history and crucially, the volunteers who year after year, ensure these building’s are maintained, funded and continue to provide for […]

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Yoga retreat with Robin Stamm – Ampleforth – 1-3 May

Ampleforth Abbey provides the setting for a weekend yoga retreat with Robin Stamm organised by The Little Yoga Company. Find out more about this retreat by visiting The Little Yoga Company. About Robin Stamm Seeking out a different way of working, Robin took her first yoga class with Diane Long in London and realized then […]

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May walks with the Ramblers

The local Ramblers are really getting into their stride as the weather improves. Here are their walks for May: 3rd May: Fridaythorpe Ponds, 10 miles, grid ref. SE 875 592, Leader R. Mockridge. 10.00 am start. Dogs on short lead allowed. 6th May: White Horse bank, CP at TOP 10 miles, grid ref. SE 517 […]

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Programme for 2015 Ryedale Festival now available

The full programme for the 2015 Ryedale Festival, which runs from Friday July 17 to Sunday August 2, is now available in brochure form or on line. Christopher Glynn, Artistic Director of the Ryedale Festival, has this to say about it: Two weeks of inspiring performances in the many beautiful and historic venues in and […]

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Walks with Ryedale Walking Group

On Sunday 26 April Ryedale Walking Group will be walking from Chop Gate to Carlton Bank 9.5m (moderate+) 1735ft/529m.  Park/Start 10.30am car park at Chop Gate (B1257) north of Helmsley (SE559593). For further details contact Eric on 01751 474344. On Monday 4 May the Group will do a circular walk from Sinnington 8 miles (moderate).Park/Start: […]

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Secret Britain comes to the North York Moors

Don’t miss Secret Britain tonight – BBC1 9.00pm

The Mysterious Moors of Yorkshire is the subject of tonight’s show with local glass artists Stephen Gillies and Kate Jones featured! Ellie and Adam go on a journey around the mysterious moors of North Yorkshire. Adam meets the farmer whose dad discovered a secret Roman villa some 50 years ago while ploughing. Finds of Roman […]

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Helmsley jobs with the Fat Chef Company

The Fat Chef company is looking for two vibrant and well presented food service assistants with hospitality experience to join our team to help at one of our cafes over the summer. Flexible hours and competitive rates off pay, based in Helmsley. Email CV’s and covering letters to The Fat Chef at fatchefcompany@gmail.com Closing date […]

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Nominations list for the Thirsk & Malton Constituency

Please find the Statement of Persons Nominated for the Thirsk and Malton Constituency on 7 May 2015. Anyone not on the register of electors will not be able to vote in the election. There is still time for people to register and this can be done online before the deadline of Monday 20 April. Alternatively, […]

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UK National Parks annual photo competition

Visitors are urged to capture ‘Landscapes of Plenty’ in UK National Parks annual photo competition. Join the UK’s National Parks family in celebrating Britain’s Landscapes of Plenty. You could win a new pair of boots from outdoor specialist Merrell. UK National Parks annual photo competition runs until 31 May 2015 Photographers of all ages and skill […]

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24 hour telephone helpline for hate crime victims

A new 24-hour telephone helpline has been launched to assist victims of hate crime in North Yorkshire, as part of a campaign by North Yorkshire Police to tackle the issue county-wide. Hate crime is defined as any act of hostility or violence which is directed at a person because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion […]

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When ‘no further action’ is not acceptable

Victims now have the right to appeal against a Police “No further action” decision. Victims’ Right to Review (VRR) Scheme A new national scheme, agreed by The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), now offers victims a stronger voice in terms of how their case is handled. The Victims’ Right to Review (VRR) Scheme gives […]

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Ryedale Tour de Yorkshire Spectator Guides available

Ryedale District Council has produced a spectator guide for the Tour de Yorkshire when it passes through the district on 1st & 2nd May. There are 2000 available for distributon therefore if you would like any to display at your attraction, parish hall, village hub etc please let me know what quantity you would like […]

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Invitation to the Grand Opening of Tulchan in Helmsley

Invitation to the Grand Opening of Tulchan

Readers of the Helmsley Town Blog have been invited to the opening of Tulchan, 14 Bridge Street next Thursday, 16th April at 2pm. Tulchan are a new womenswear brand that have recently moved to Helmlsey. Full event details can be found here. Good luck to the staff of Tulchan with their new venture!

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Today’s litter-pick rained off!

  Sadly the weather has ganged up on us and our proposed litter-pick behind Storey Close has had to be postponed. We will not be defeated though! I’m sure it will be re-scheduled and I will put a post here to let people know.  

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Job vacancy at Helmsley’s Bird Centre

A Shop Manager is required at the International Centre for Birds of Prey in Helmsley. Duties will include running the retail shop, the entrance gate, ordering and choosing shop stock, answering the phone and smiling at the visitors. Candidates need to be able to work weekends and Bank Holidays during the open season. Organisational skills […]

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Spring Clean Sunday rides again!

After the success of our Spring Clean Sunday litter-pick recently, some of us were so pleased we decided to do a bit more next Sunday afternoon (12th) – why not come along?! Because although the sparkling beck and masses of sunny daffodils in the town centre are a delight – especially for visitors – Helmsley isn’t just a picture […]

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Two more parliamentary candidates for Thirsk and Malton

Two more candidates have added their names to the list for election as MP for the Thirsk and Malton constituency, bringing the total to seven. John Clark, leader of the Liberal Party on Ryedale District and North Yorkshire County councils, will stand as the party’s prospective parliamentary candidate in May’s election for the third time. […]

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Talk on Anglo-Saxon and Viking York

Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society’s winter series of talks concludes on Friday April 17 with “York: the Lost Centuries” by Dr Ailsa Mainman from the York Archaeological Trust. The talk will cover Dr Mainman’s current research on Anglo-Saxon and early Viking age York. Dr Mainman’s late husband, Dr Richard Hall, led the five year excavation […]

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April walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Ryedale Walking Group has some interesting walks coming up this month, and three of the four are outside their recent normal pattern. Firstly a weekday walk: on Monday 6 April (Easter Monday of course) there’s a walk around Thixendale and Kirby Underdale, 8.25 miles (moderate) 1037ft/316m. Park/Start 10.30 am Thixendale village, please park considerately (SE842611). […]

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Julia Mulligan, Crime Commissioner comes to Helmsley

Julia Mulligan to hold surgery in Helmsley Residents from Helmsley and surrounding areas have the chance to raise concerns or compliments about crime and policing when the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, comes to the town on Wednesday 29 April. The appointment based surgeries will take place between 11:00 am, and […]

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NT Live Delayed Screening: A View from the Bridge at Helmsley Arts Centre

NT Live & Bolshoi Ballet at Helmsley Arts Centre

A View from the Bridge – 10 April – 7pm A delayed screening of this stunning production, screened live on 26th March. Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the […]

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