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Listen very carefully – ‘Allo ‘Allo comes to Helmsley Arts Centre

A sparkling stage production of Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft’s much loved TV comedy series, ‘Allo ‘Allo, brings the hapless Rene Artois, unwilling and unwitting hero of the French resistance, and a host of hilarious characters, to the Helmsley Arts Centre next week. In his small village cafe in German-occupied France, Rene treads a precarious […]

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Latest walks from Ryedale Walking Group

Lovely weather, so there is no excuse not to get out there and enjoy it! Here’s the latest selection of walks with Ryedale Walking Group, three longer day walks, and one in the glorious evening light. Day walks Sunday 12 July: Farndale, 9 miles (moderate). Park/start 10.30. Lowna car park (SE 685910). For more details, […]

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Totally Socially 2015 – be part of something special‏

Totally Socially brings together social enterprises, small businesses, independent traders and community groups from across Yorkshire to celebrate the great work they do in their communities and to inspire people to use enterprise as a way of bringing about positive change. Our speakers on July 10 will be Nick Temple, Deputy Chief Executive of Social […]

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Trekking to the South Pole – a community talk

Interested in hearing about life in one of the most stunning, but inhospitable environments on Earth? Then come along and hear about it first hand from Julian Thomas who last year trekked 600 miles from the coast of Antarctica to the ‘bottom of the world’. Julian Thomas has previously trekked up Mont Blanc, through the […]

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North York Moors on fire alert

People visiting the North York Moors are asked to be particularly vigilant as continuing dry weather has led to an increased risk of moorland and forest fires in the National Park. Staff from the National Park Authority will be putting fire risk warning signs up on key sites this week advising people how they can […]

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This weekend in Hovingham: market plus flower and music festival

Hovingham village will be humming with activity this weekend, with the usual monthly market on Saturday , and a ‘Flowers & Music Festival – a celebration of village life’ running from Friday to Sunday, raising funds for the Hovingham Church Roof Appeal. On Friday there is a Festival preview from 6.30 to 8.30 pm with […]

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Panto auditions

There are three opportunities to audition for our Pantomime which this year will be Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood directed by Em Whitfield Brooks, with Gemma McDonald choreographing the Chorus numbers. First audition is NEXT WEDNESDAY 8th JULY at Helmsley Methodist Rooms, 6.30pm. This is a new date, requested by a number […]

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Green light given to Potash Mine

Plans for the world’s largest potash mine were today approved by Members of the North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA). The mine head at Dove’s Nest Farm near Whitby and much of its associated infrastructure will be within the North York Moors, a very sensitive and highly protected landscape. Andy Wilson, Chief Executive of […]

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“I, Elizabeth”, one woman show at Helmsley Arts Centre

Actor Elizabeth Vaughan toured a one woman show based on the life of Queen Elizabeth I in 2012. The closest she came to Helmsley was Easingwold, where we saw the show, and reviewed it, saying: ‘I, Elizabeth’ (is) a one woman show written and performed by Rebecca Vaughan. Perhaps ‘compiled’ would be more accurate, as […]

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Garden at Sleightholmedale open for two charities

Here’s an opportunity to support several good causes at once, while having a good time. Sleightholmedale Lodge, in Sleightholmedale, just north of Fadmoor, is open for charity under the National Garden Scheme next Saturday and Sunday, July 4 and 5. Features are a hillside garden, walled rose garden and herbaceous borders with delphiniums, roses, and […]

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July walks with the Ramblers

Here are the walks on offer in July from the local branch of the Ramblers. New members are always welcome, so why not get out there and get some sunshine (maybe!) and exercise (definitely)? 1st July: Middlesmoor CP, 10 miles, grid ref. SE 092 743, led by J. McCreery. 10.30 am start; AND Old Byland […]

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Ryedale School Prom night attracts large crowd

The traditional Year 11 Ryedale School Prom marking the end of GCSEs and for many pupils their completion of time at the school took place on Wednesday night. Many of the pupils will be going their separate ways as come September they begin their A’Levels and other qualifications in a variety of other schools and […]

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North York Moors potash mine rejection urged by campaign groups

Almost 30 environmental and leisure organisations have urged the rejection of plans for a £1.7bn potash mine in the North York Moors national park. Developer Sirius Minerals wants to mine near Whitby and build a 23-mile (37km) tunnel to a Teeside processing plant. However, the groups said the proposal was “a huge threat” to the […]

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Tea Vicar!

Helmsley’s Mothers Union Group are holding a strawberry cream tea afternoon. This is taking place on Sunday 26th July in the Helmsley Vicarage Garden from 2pm – 4.30pm. Locals of all ages are invited along to the Vicarage Garden (Braxton’s Lane) to join in with an afternoon of summer fun! We are also holding the […]

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National Park Authority publishes committee report on York Potash application‏

The Director of Planning’s report on an application by York Potash Ltd for a new potash mine in the North York Moors National Park has been published. The report sets out the key planning, social, environmental and economic issues of the largest planning application ever received by the National Park Authority (NYMNPA) and will be […]

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North Yorkshire Youth Commission on Police and Crime – opportunity for 14-25 year olds

We are currently recruiting for the North Yorkshire Youth Commission on Police and Crime, which is a new project in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner. The purpose of the Youth Commission is to enable young people to support, challenge and inform the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan. The Youth […]

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York Quilt Museum goes out in a blaze of glory

The sad news that the Quilt Museum in York is to close at the end of the year due to lack of funds is off-set somewhat by its major exhibition of the year featuring new work by an internationally acclaimed artist, Kaffe Fassett. Fassett is an American-born artist, long resident in England, who is best […]

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Late June / early July walks with Ryedale Walking Group

For late June/early July, the Ryedale Walking Group is running two lovely summer evening walks, and three Sunday walks, including part three of the Yorkshire Castles Way. Sunday walks Sunday 21 June: Section 3 of the Yorkshire Castles Way – Bulmer to Slingsby Castle 8.25 miles (moderate) 500ft. Start 10am – Considerate roadside parking in […]

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Helmsley host Camera Club exhibition

The Kirkby and District Camera Club is holding an exhibition of members work at the Old Library Room in Helmsley Town Hall. The exhibition starts on Friday 19th June and is open daily from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm and will run until Sunday 28th June. This year the exhibition will feature over 100 prints, […]

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Community Friendly Buildings Events – North Yorkshire

We would like to invite you to two special events taking place in Scarborough and Harrogate over the next couple of weeks. These are part of our Community Friendly Buildings project which some of you will already be signed up to, and you will have received personal invites earlier this week. As part of our […]

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Arson attack on Helmsley Spice

Helmsley arson witness appeal on BBC

North Yorkshire Police’s appeal for witnesses following the January arson attack on Helmsley Spice, Bridge Street was covered on the BBC Crimewatch programme this week. Just to remind you. In the early hours of Wednesday, 21st January, the chef, Kaftan, and one of the waiters, Mazum, were upstairs asleep after a shift. CCTV from a […]

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New grants available for Moors based projects

The North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA) is on the hunt for projects that will raise awareness of the area or will benefit local communities and heritage. People are invited to submit applications for a share of £72,400 in funding from the NYMNPA’s Tourism & Local Distinctiveness and Community grant schemes. Applications for the […]

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Community Resilience Training in Helmsley

Community Resilience training teaches you everything you need to know about emergency planning in your neighbourhood and how to keep your community safe and aware. Topics that will be covered on the day: setting up a meeting point or co-ordination point planning access for short term refuge sourcing useful equipment and supplies identifying the most […]

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Julia Mulligan’s Community Fund Re-opens‏

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, is pleased to announce that following a review of the process, the Community Fund is once again open to applications. Applications are welcome from local organisations, groups or individuals within North Yorkshire or the City of York who need money to help fund a community safety […]

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Historical exploration walks with Helmsley Archaeological Society

Two interesting walks are on offer from the Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society in the near future, both open to non-members. Peter Turton, a North York Moors National Park Association Volunteer Ranger, will lead a walk of about 5 miles on Levisham Moor, revealing evidence of Bronze Age, Iron Age and Medieval occupation. Saturday June […]

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Request to complete National Rural Crime Survey

Do you feel the police are visible enough? What are your views on police response in your area? Is crime under-reported? How does crime and the fear of crime impact your community? Are you concerned about threats to wildlife? Please see the message below from our Area Police Commander, Inspector Everitt and kindly spare a […]

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Concert Poster 25th June Rievaulx by Jonathan Parkin

Classical Guitar Recital

Classical guitarist Jonathan Parkin is performing at St Mary’s Church, Rievaulx on June 25th. Full details on the poster below: Originally from Billingham, Teesside, Jonathan is currently studying for a BMus(Hons) in Classical guitar at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under the tutorship of John Mills, Graham Anthony Devine, Helen Sanderson, Steve […]

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