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Ryedale District Council is taking an entirely new approach to encouraging more young people to vote, by using its old, metal ballot boxes in an exciting new arts project. The Council has got together with NYMAZ, a youth music organisation, and Helmsley Arts Centre, to give young people the opportunity to re-use its decommissioned ballot […]

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RDC scoops top dog award

Efforts by Ryedale District Council to deal with stray dogs in the district have earned a top award. For the second year in a row Ryedale District Council has earned an RSPCA Gold Footprint for its efforts to deal with stray dogs in regard to animal welfare. Around 100 stray dogs a year are looked […]

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Christmas Craft Fair at the Moors National Park Centre

Christmas wrapped up at National Park Centres

The Moors National Park Centre’s popular annual Christmas Fair takes place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November celebrating the very best of local arts, crafts and seasonal gifts. Doors open at 10.30am and entry is free. On 29 and 30 November, Sutton Bank National Park Centre will be holding a Christmas shopping weekend with […]

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Free water saving information pack

Whether you’re on a water meter or not, there are always good reasons to save water. It could be to reduce your water and energy bills, or to help ease the pressure on local rivers and reservoirs to protect local wildlife. Yorkshire Water is offering a free water saving information pack. The pack includes a […]

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Delays to Helmsley Market Place facelift

An environmental facelift for Helmsley Market Place will not be carried out this year, members of the town council have been told. The town council’s clerk, Victoria Ellis, said consultation will be carried out in the town for preliminary design work, including seating areas. Improvements are also planned at the parish churchyard of All Saints, […]

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Careers boost for young people

More than 200 students and their parents attended an event at Ryedale School to showcase career options in Ryedale. Ryedale District Council and North Yorkshire Business and Education Partnership (NYBEP) organised the event to help young people understand the many career options available locally with Ryedale businesses. 23 colleges, local employers and training providers took […]

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Senior citizens Warm Winter week

From Ryedale Citizens Advice Bureau In November 2014 Ryedale Citizens Advice Bureau is presenting a Senior Citizen Warm Winter Health Package Week, in time to prepare consumers for winter by offering free, impartial and confidential advice to help consumers save energy, cut their bills and get all the support they are entitled to. Many older […]

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November walks with the Ramblers

Here are the walks on offer in November with the Ryedale group of the Ramblers. 2nd November: Lockton Cemetary 10 miles, grid ref. SE 847 898, Leader L. Dickie. 10.00 am start. No dogs allowed. 9th November: Appleton-le-Moors 9 miles, grid ref. SE 736 878, Leader N. Emery. 10.00 am start. No dogs allowed. AND: […]

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Half term events in the National Park

From treasure hunts and high-octane thrills to spooky crafts and autumnal activities, there’s plenty happening in the North York Moors this October half term. Information on all events and details of how to book can be found here. The National Trust’s Old Coastguard Station at Robin Hood’s Bay is the place to head on Saturday […]

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Hit and run incident in Helmsley

On Sunday 19th October 2014 (yesterday), at approximately 1750hrs, a hit and run non injury road traffic collision occurred on Pottergate in Helmsley. A white Mazda 2 hatchback was parked close to the junction with Ryegate when another unknown vehicle struck the car causing extensive damage to the rear wing. The vehicle failed to stop […]

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Have a happy Halloween!

Halloween is traditionally a night when children enjoy dressing up and going ‘trick or treating’ around houses in the neighbourhood. Many householders are happy to hand over sweets or biscuits to children who are just having fun. However, occasionally groups of young people knock at every door whether they know the residents or not, demanding […]

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Looking for somewhere to call home…

We’re a professional couple looking for a house to rent in the Ryedale area. We’re looking for…. – A rural location – A home with some character – A garden, preferably with storage – We would like a long term let of at least 12 months What we can promise you… – A professional couple […]

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People needed for LEADER Executive Group

The North York Moors, Coast and Hills (NYMCH) LEADER Programme is seeking 11 representatives from the voluntary and private sectors to join an Executive Group that will decide how a pot of around £3 million can best be spent. Proposals for a new LEADER Programme to run for six years from 1 January 2015 were […]

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Meeting – Ryedale Family History Group

At our meeting this coming Wednesday, the 15th October, our speaker is Linda Turnbull from the North Yorkshire County Record Office. Yes, we have seen Linda before, and we welcome her back with some further insight into the depths of the archives in a talk about Quarter Sessions records. Quarter Sessions records are a really […]

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Potash application documents now online‏

At the end of September, the North York Moors National Park Authority received a planning application from York Potash Ltd for the development of a new potash mine to the south of Whitby, the underground extraction of polyhalite from beneath the National Park and the construction of a tunnel through the National Park to transport […]

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The Vikings in Yorkshire

“The Vikings in Yorkshire” is the next in the winter series of talks offered by the Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society. The speaker is Professor Joyce Hill, Emeritus Professor of Medieval Literature at the University of Leeds. The Vikings came to Yorkshire as invaders, and remained as settlers. We can see evidence of their presence […]

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Two new exhibitions at Inspired by … Gallery

Next week sees two new exhibitions open at the Inspired by… gallery, Danby. Lingering Presence brings together the work of photographer Phil Cornelius, pastel artist Keith Blessed and candle-maker Chris Jones, while Quilting for all Seasons highlights quilted works by the Cleveland Fibre Arts textile group. Both exhibitions start on 15 October and entry is […]

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Have you spotted someone acting suspiciously?

The Police have appealed for information on any suspicious persons or vehicles seen in the Helmsley area between 3am and 4am on Friday 3rd October 2014, after the National Parks Office was broken into. Please ring the Police on 101 quoting Reference Number 12140170172 with any information – you may have been out late and […]

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Is Fracking Safe?

Ian R Crane is conducting a ten night tour of North Yorkshire with a completely fact based talk on the many elements of fracking and whether it is right for Ryedale. Ian worked in the oil industry for over 30 years and really knows his stuff. The talk goes some way to answering the most […]

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Get crafty this Christmas with museum’s courses

With the festive season fast approaching, Ryedale Folk Museum is offering the perfect opportunity to kick-start your creative Christmas with a programme of craft courses. Ryedale Folk Museum is championing handmade gifts for Christmas this year and is encouraging visitors to plan early and ‘make your own’. The museum is offering a selection of Christmas […]

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