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An appreciation of Helmsley

I hope you do not mind my little bit of in-put. I am a new resident to this beautiful town. Having lived in Easingwold, and Pocklington for various periods since 2008. I moved to Helmsley in May this year. What I find so wonderful about this marvellous historic town, are the people. I have always […]

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Flexible volunteering at Nunnington Hall

Looking for something to do in your spare time? Want to meet people and be part of a team? Our nearest National Trust property, Nunnington Hall, now has  29 different roles for volunteers in all areas of the property from marketing and conservation to events and gardening. Flexible times and involvement in temporary projects can […]

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Walled Garden seeks information on lost gardeners

Helmsley Walled Garden is trying to trace its lost gardeners. At the outbreak of the First World War, the Garden, then part of the Duncombe Park Estate, employed no less than nineteen gardeners, all of whom joined up. The Garden wants to erect a plaque to their memory and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of […]

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Bank holiday buses

From the EYMS: On Bank Holiday Monday 25 August all East Yorkshire and Scarborough & District buses will run to a Sunday timetable. Our Moors Explorer bus and our Scarborough open top seafront buses will both be running on Bank Holiday Monday. BusLine will be open as normal throughout the bank holiday weekend, so give […]

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Information sought on burglaries in Riccall Drive

Police are appealing for witnesses with any information with regards an attempted house burglary which occurred during the early hours of Thursday 26th July 2014, and a daytime house burglary which occurred on Monday 4th August 2014. Both crimes took place in the Riccall Drive area of Helmsley. During the house burglary, offenders stole jewellery […]

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August walks with Ryedale Walking Group

In addition to the four linear walks along the beautiful Esk Valley, the Ryedale Walking Group is offering the following more local walks in August. On Saturday 16th August, Dianne will be leading the Group on a 6.5 miles, easy+, walk, (675ft/205m), from Fridaythorpe taking in the Chalkland Way and Wolds Way. Start: 10.30am at […]

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Richard III at Middleham Castle

From the University of York: If an aesthetically appealing evening out in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside over the bank holiday weekend might appeal, please see details below of a University of York event (mounted in partnership with English Heritage and York Theatre Royal) taking place on 23/24 Aug in Middleham Castle in lovely scenery […]

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Galtres Festival at Duncombe Park

Who needs Glastonbury when Yorkshire’s got Galtres? Now ten years old – and celebrating – Galtres Parklands Festival is one of the best family festivals in the country. Combining eight stages of music and cabaret, more than 100 fine beers and ciders all from Yorkshire (from Black Sheep Ale to Ampleforth Abbey Cider), excellent local […]

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Barkers Yard scheme wins award

Four award winning developments in Ryedale featured at the 2014 Local Authority Building Awards for North and East Yorkshire. Winner of the Best Commercial Small Building/Scheme was Barkers Yard in Borogate, Helmsley, which has been transformed into eight bustling shops in the heart of the town. Owned by Helmsley Estate, this disused stable yard comprised […]

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Compost bin sale

Has the charge for removal of garden waste encouraged you to think of composting at home? If so, you will welcome the news that Ryedale Council, in partnership with the York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership (YNYWP), is holding a one day sale of compost bins from only £8. Check the price of bins from […]

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Within This Landscape – a narrated audio-walk with installations

A narrated audio-walk with installations One map, one audio headset, one girl’s heartfelt story Find your way along a mapped route, with a personal audio headset. Journey through the picturesque countryside at your own pace. Discover hidden words and images among the hills. Within This Landscape is a piece of site responsive personal storytelling by […]

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Walk the Esk Valley with Ryedale Walking Group

The Ryedale Walking Group is offering the opportunity to walk the lovely Esk Valley in four (relatively!) easy stages, over the next few weekends, using the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and car sharing for linear walks. Details as follows: Sunday 3rd August, the first part, 10.5 miles, a moderate linear walk (1500ft/460m), from Whitby to […]

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Helmsley Arts Centre

Autumn season at the Helmsley Arts Centre

The brochure for the autumn season at the Helmsley Arts Centre is now  out.  You can find all the details on their brand new web site (at the old address, or just follow our link) but if you like a hard copy in your hand, you can pick one up at the Arts Centre.  Better […]

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More budget cuts in National Park

The BBC reports that the North York Moors National Park is to cut more staff and scale back its operations after another cut to its budget. A meeting on Monday will discuss plans to save £720,000 over the next year with the loss of 13 posts. Andy Wilson, chief executive of the park authority, claimed […]

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August walks with the Ramblers

Here’s the list of walks on offer in August with the Ryedale group of The Ramblers. 3rd August: Kirkbymoorside Car Park, 10 miles, grid ref. SE 695 866, Leader A Strickland. 10.00 am start. No dogs allowed. 10th August: Goathland Car Park 8.5 miles, grid ref. NZ 833 013, Leader M Richardson. 10.00 am start. […]

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Community Remedy Survey – have your say

Have your say on new punishments and rehabilitation. In October, victims of low-level crime and anti-social behaviour will have a greater say in how offenders are dealt with through a new ‘Community Remedy’. In preparation for its introduction, people who live or work in North Yorkshire can have their say on the proposed punishments and […]

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Celebrating National Parks Week

Two free family festivals top and tail the North York Moors National Park’s celebrations for this year’s National Parks Week. ParkFest, on Sunday 27 July at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby sets the scene while MoorFest on Sunday 3 August at Sutton Bank National Park Centre, rounds off a week of guided walks, children’s […]

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Monty Python Live (mostly)

“Who’d have thought, Obadiah, that forty years on we’d be …. doing a revival of Monty Python?” The opening of the four Yorkshiremen sketch was a dead cert for inclusion in the much advertised Monty Python reunion show which concluded its short run at the O2 Arena in London on Sunday night with a live […]

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New parliamentary candidate announced

Kevin Hollinrake is a name you will come to know quite well, possibly very well. He has been selected by the local Conservative party as the candidate to fight the next election, following the de-selection of our present MP, Anne McIntosh, and in this safe Tory seat, that gives him a very good chance of […]

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New Visitor Information Point Opens in Helmsley

Helmsley’s Visitor Information Point (VIP) is helping very important people enjoy their stay in Ryedale. The VIP opened in April 2014, in the Cut Price Bookstore in Borogate, Helmsley – providing lots of information for local people and visitors to the area. The shop contains a range of free information leaflets as well as maps, […]

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Thefts in area, including Pickering and Helmsley

Stolen cycles – Pickering and Helmsley A push bike was stolen from outside Lidl in Pickering yesterday afternoon and there has been another push bike stolen from the car park in Helmsley Market Place at approx 2.10 pm as well. Stolen quad bike – Bilsdale A quad bike Honda TRX300 FWW, serial number 478TE15U1WA800673 was […]

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New Tory candidate for Thirsk and Malton to be announced soon

Ryedale’s potential next MP is expected to be announced this week. A special meeting of the Thirsk and Malton Conservative Association is to be held tomorrow to choose a prospective parliamentary candidate, to replace Anne McIntosh who has been de-selected. Speculation over the final four, who have been selected from about 90 applications, has mounted […]

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