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Changes to 128 bus timetable

East Yorkshire Motorbus Service has announced that it will be making changes to the timetable for the 128 bus sevice from Helmsley to Scarborough with effect from March 8,”to help prevent buses getting delayed in heavy traffic”. Details aren’t available yet: watch this space.

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Fracking Meeting in Malton

A public meeting to learn more about fracking will be held at the Milton Rooms, Malton on Wednesday 4 February starting at 6.30pm The meeting, facilitated by Ryedale District Council, follows a unanimous decision by councillors to hold an impartial public meeting on fracking to raise public awareness. Speakers at the meeting will include: * […]

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Special people wanted by North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police Service is on the hunt for people with that “Special” quality, as the Service launches its campaign to recruit a new intake of Special Constables. Special Constables are volunteers, who commit at least four hours of their time per week to keeping communities safe. “Specials” go through a rigorous training programme before […]

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Tour de Yorkshire

The details of the first ever Tour de Yorkshire have been announced: Stage 1 on Friday 1st May will start in Bridlington and finish in Scarborough – 174km Stage 2 on Saturday 2nd May will start in Selby and finish in York – 174km Stage 3 on Sunday 3rd May will start in Wakefield and […]

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Appeal following arson attack at Helmsley restaurant

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information following an arson attack at Helmsley Spice restaurant on Bridge Street in Helmsley. Police were called at 2.45am in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 21 January 2015) by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. The suspects threw six bottles containing accelerant and stuffed with rags at […]

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Georgians on the silver screen at Fairfax House

A rare treat for film fans is coming up at Fairfax House in York. A classical architectural masterpiece of its age, Fairfax House was originally the winter home of Viscount Fairfax. Its richly decorated interior was designed by York’s most distinguished eighteenth-century architect, John Carr. But then it was extensively adapted in the twentieth century […]

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Election briefing for Ryedale

As well as candidates and agents this may be of interest to people wishing to stand in parish, town and district council elections who are not already members, haven’t an agent and don’t belong to a political party. Thanks to the clerk of Pickering Town Council for sending this across to the blog.

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Songs of Praise comes to Kirkbymoorside

The annual Songs of Praise in Ryedale, as part of Christian Unity week, which is celebrated throughout the UK, takes place this year in All Saints Church in Kirkbymoorside at 6.30pm on Sunday 25 January. This is very much a celebration in song, readings, uplifting music and the community together in sharing their commitment to […]

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Local Young Greens group set up

Thirsk and Malton Green Party has established a Young Greens group in response to a surge in membership of first-time voters in this May’s General Election. The Young Greens group have already set up a Facebook group and Twitter Account @t_myounggreens, and have already been showing their support for the anti-fracking movement in Ryedale and […]

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Helmsley 10k run, apply now for a place

The sixth running of the Helmsley 10K Challenge will take place on Easter Sunday, 5 April 2015, and applications are now open. This is a multi terrain race partly on road, partly on forestry track and footpaths and fields. Last year’s Challenge was a huge success with over 400 entrants.  Enter early to make sure […]

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February walks with the Ramblers

Walks on offer in February from the local group of the Ramblers are: 1st February: Thornton-le-Dale Car Park 9 miles, grid ref. SE 835 829, Leaders G&P. Donnor. 10.00 am start. Dogs on short lead allowed. 4th February: Lastingham Village Hall, 7 miles, grid ref. SE 728 904, Leader M Richardson. 10.30 am start. Dogs […]

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Green Party to create local campaign groups

The Thirsk and Malton Green Party is pleased to announce that membership grew in the Yorkshire and Humber region by 155% in 2014, well-ahead of the national Green Party membership growth of 100%. In response to a surge in new members, the local Thirsk and Malton Green Party has elected a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, Chris […]

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Election looming – help wanted

I am looking for some help please. I am working on an art project for an exhibition at The Ryedale Folk Museum. I have a lovely old ballot box to decorate and I need lots and lots of photos of people letting me know what democracy means to them. It can be one word or […]

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Green Party to host public talk as concern about fracking increases

From the Thirsk and Malton Green Party: We warmly welcome the announcement by Kirkbymoorside Town Council on its opposition to hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and the announcement by Ryedale District Council to hold an open meeting as soon as possible. However, the Green Party remain concerned of a significant lack of understanding of how the Transatlantic […]

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When to call the Police on 101 and 999

Call 101 – for all non-emergencies For general enquiries (for example, to contact an officer or Police station) or to report an incident that does not require immediate attention, dial 101. Calls are charged at 15p. After dialling 101, you will be given four options: Press 1 to report a crime, incident, or to provide […]

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All Paul Simon’s hits come to Helmsley

The nation’s favourite Simon and Garfunkel tribute slip slide into the Arts Centre in Helmsley on 31st Jan with their new show, All The Hits 1957-1987. The show has delighted theatre audiences up and down the UK for the past eight years with its note-perfect reproduction of the award-winning harmonies of the duo, as well […]

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Grants for traditional boundaries‏

Farmers and landowners in the North York Moors have benefited from grants totalling £64,400 last year to plant and restore hedges and dry stone walls. The funding came from the National Park Authority’s Traditional Boundary Scheme (TBS) which was set up to assist the maintenance of these key characters of the local and national landscape […]

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Green Party Choose Chris Newsam for General Election

Thirsk & Malton Green Party have chosen Chris Newsam as their parliamentary candidate for Thirsk and Malton Constituency. Chris lives in West Heslerton and is married to Janice Every and has been a member of the Green Party for many years. He has worked in the charity sector as a professional fundraiser and has previously […]

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Talk on Harewood House and the Lascelles family

The 2015 season of monthly talks at Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society opens on Friday January 16 with Dr Jonathan Finch  from the Department of Archaeology at the University of York, on the rise of the Lascelles family. Entitled “From Yorkshire to the Caribbean: the Archaeology of the Lascelles Family and Harewood House“, the talk […]

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January walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Time to walk off the Christmas pudding, here are Ryedale Walking Group‘s walks for January. On Saturday 10 January, the Group will be doing a 5.75 mile moderate walk in Dalby. 10.00am start/park Fox & Rabbit Inn on A169 (SE845882). For further details contact Phil on 01751 476380 or see the website. On Saturday 17 […]

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From beer to trees in just a few clicks

York Brewery has become the first to donate funds online to help care for the North York Moors via a new facility set up on the National Park’s website. People can choose to make a general donation to fund ongoing conservation or rights of way work or can pay for specific projects such as tree […]

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Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan

Have Your Say On The Local Police Precept‏

Message from Julia Mulligan As your Police and Crime Commissioner I have an obligation to set the police precept – the amount you pay for policing in your Council Tax. A survey is now open so you can give your feedback as to whether you want a tax freeze this year or if you want […]

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Helmsley Arts Centre

New season’s programme for Arts Centre

The Helmsley Arts Centre brochure of events for spring (January to April) 2015 has just been published. If you didn’t get one delivered, you can pick up a copy at the box office, or find details on line. The blog will of course be bringing you highlights as the year progresses.

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New Tour de Yorkshire race may come to Ryedale

Hopes are high that Ryedale and the North York Moors National Park will play a key role in the new Tour de Yorkshire cycle race. Race organisers yesterday revealed the host towns and cities for the inaugural race which will follow in the footsteps of this year’s Grade Depart. Bridlington, Leeds, Scarborough, Selby, Wakefield and […]

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Keep safe at Christmas: a checklist

Safer Ryedale have a Crime Prevention Menu available, giving advice about how to keep your home safe over the Christmas period. The advice comes at the time of year when people have valuable Christmas gifts stored in their homes and temptation increases for burglars. There are lots of things people can do to help prevent […]

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Half price weekly bus ticket for Christmas

From the EYMS: On the first day of Christmas East Yorkshire gave to me… a half price bus weekly! As a Christmas treat for our passengers, buy a weekly ticket during the festive period (Monday 22 December until Friday 2 January) and get it for half price! Simply buy your ticket from the driver during […]

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