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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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January walks with the Ramblers

The Ryedale group of the Ramblers have four walks on offer in January, as follows. 4th January: Welburn Lay By ( Kirkbymoorside) 9 miles, grid ref. SE 677 849, Leader P. Catterall. 10.00 am start. 7th January: Sleights Lower CP 10 miles, grid ref. NZ 867 080, Leader J Harland. 10.00 am start. 18th January: […]

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Holiday walks with Ryedale Walking Group

If you want to get fit for Christmas, or recover from New Year’s Eve, here are a couple of walks that should do the trick, both starting nearby in Kirkbymoorside. On Sunday 21 December, Ryedale Walking Group will be doing a 8.5 mile moderate walk from Welburn layby on the A170 (SE677849). Park/start 10.00am. For […]

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Hospice Light up a Life appeal raises £30,000

St Catherine’s Hospice has announced that its annual ‘Light up a Life’ appeal has raised over £30,000. Donations are made in memory of a loved one who has died, or someone special in the donor’s life, and each person is commemorated in a light on one of seven special trees. This year’s lights, including those […]

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Council survey on 2015 budget

Ryedale District Council is consulting on its 2015/16 budget. The results of the consultation will inform the decision to be made by Council on 24 February 2015 on the budget and council tax level for 2015/16. The deadline for responses is 5 January 2015. You can complete the consultation survey on line: click  here for […]

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Council office closures over the holiday period

The offices of Ryedale District Council at Ryedale House will be closed from 3.00 pm on Christmas Eve until Monday January 5. The North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership will be closed for the same period but will have a skeleton staff on duty to answer essentail calls. North Yorkshire County Council services at Ryedale House, […]

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Launch concert for 2015 Ryedale Festival

If you can bring yourself to think beyond Christmas, you might want to mark your diary for the launch concert of the 2015 Ryedale Festival, which will be held at St Peter’s Church, Norton on Friday 10th April. Endymion (formerly the Endymion Ensemble) will perform Beethoven’s Spring Sonata in F major (op. 24), Brahms’ Clarinet […]

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Green Party to select parliamentary candidate

The Thirsk & Malton Green Party is set to hold a hustings meeting to select a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate on 9 December 2014, right here in Helmsley, at the Town Hall. The proceedings begin at 7.30pm and all members and supporters are welcome to attend. The local party has short-listed two experienced local candidates to […]

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Victims of crime sought for Independent Justice Panel‏

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner and Jonathan Mortimer, the independent Chairman of the Out of Court Disposal Scrutiny Panel, are today asking for victims of crime to come forward to help scrutinise the use of police cautions and other non-court penalties. The Panel was set up earlier in the year in response […]

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Helmsley arson attack

On Wednesday 3 December 2014 at approx 0130 hours the front of Helmsley Spice, 1 Bridge St, Helmsley, North Yorkshire was set alight. North Yorkshire Police request anyone who saw or heard anything, or anyone who has any knowledge of this incident, to contact the Police immediately by calling 101 or 999 if an emergency. […]

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Live relays of Christmas shows

Live cinema relays will be bringing several big name Christmas productions to screens in and near Helmsley over the holiday period, specifically Helmsley Arts Centre (HAC), the Palace Cinema in Malton (PCM), the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough (SJT) and City Screen in York (CSY). The shows on offer are: “The Nutcracker”, the classic ballet […]

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Free loft insulation from British Gas

British Gas are offering FREE loft and or cavity wall insulation, for anyone who needs it, as part of their “Energy Company Obligation”. So applicants don’t have to be a British Gas customer, or sign up with them. Enquiries can be made on line or by phone. They’ll do top-ups too, if existing insulation is […]

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Christmas shows

To get the best seats for the big shows on the most popular nights over the holiday season, you need to have booked long ago. But don’t despair, there are plenty of pantomimes and other Christmas shows which still have seats available. Here’s a roundup of the shows in Helmsley and nearby; if you know […]

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Fryup A walk and a Fryup?

A walk and a Fryup?

Next weekend (December 6-7) already has two walks on offer, one with the Ryedale Walking Group on Saturday, and one with the Ramblers on Sunday, but if you’d like a further option, here it is. On Saturday December 6, the North Yorkshire Moors Association is organising a 7 mile walk from the Moors Centre at […]

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Santa’s sleigh on its way to Ryedale – with Lions

Santa and his sleigh are heading Ryedale way again with the Ryedale Lions Club on his pre-Christmas tour to meet the children around the district. Father Christmas will be making his debut at the switch-on of Pickering’s Christmas lights in the Market Place on Saturday, November 29 before climbing aboard his sleigh and calling at […]

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Stolen Turkeys from Nawton

Sometime between 1am and 8am from 23rd-25th November 2014, a number of black bronze standard, live turkeys have been stolen from a farm near Nawton. The birds are unusual, in that their beaks are complete – the top beak had not been clipped. If anyone has information that could assist the Police in regard to […]

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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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