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Chanticleer Singers give Easter concert in Lastingham

Popular local choir The Chanticleer Singers are performing an Easter concert in Lastingham’s lovely atmospheric church on March 28. Having begun singing under the mantle of the Malton Singers, in 1975, the choir adopted the name Chanticleer Singers from the singing cockerel in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Current Director Jane Sturmheit joined them in 1977 when […]

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Kitty Bridges' Pocket Book of Tunes

Kitty Bridges’ Pocket Book of Tunes coming to a village hall, pub, tithe barn or coffee house near you

A play, by Common Ground Theatre Company, about music, freedom, greed and ownership. Kitty Bridges’ Pocket Book of Tunes is inspired by the poem and folk music found in a small pocket book from 1745. Kitty’s adventure begins in her beloved Yorkshire but as she travels further afield she encounters scoundrels, rogues and vagabonds in […]

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Three walks with Ryedale Walking Group

On Sunday 1 March Ryedale Walking Group will be doing a circular 7.75 miles (moderate) walk with sea views to Robin Hood’s Bay. Start by Fylingdales Inn (NZ944050) at 10.30am. Considerate roadside parking in village. For further details contact Steve H on 01653 619858 or visit the website. On Saturday 7 March the Group will […]

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New timetable for 128 bus

From the EYMS: With effect from Sunday 8 March we’re making some changes to Service 128 (the Helmsley to Scarborough route). Timings will change to help buses cope with busy traffic, and there’ll be an earlier journey on Winter Sundays. And don’t forget that the Summer Sunday timetable begins on Sunday 29 March. See the […]

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Vacancy for a full time ICT Technician – Ryedale School

To support the Network Manager in the delivery of all aspects of ICT provision whilst providing technical support for the Performing Arts Department. APT&C Scale Band 5 Scale Points 12-16 £15,523 to £16,969 Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm Closing date for applications: Friday 20th March 2015 at 12:30pm Interview date: Friday 27th March 2015 […]

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Community Clear Up Day!

Saturday 21 March is the official start of spring and whether you’re a group of friends and neighbours, a litter clean-up group, a local business, a school or on your own, what better way to kick off the season than with a big spring clean? It’s really simple and fun to take part in Community […]

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Beekeeping for beginners

The Ryedale Beekeepers Association is offering another chance to take their popular course in beekeeping for beginners. There will be six indoor sessions beginning on Wednesday March 11, from 7.00 to 9.00 pm in Oswaldkirk Village Hall, to be followed by three “open hive” outdoor sessions at times to be arranged at the last indoor […]

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Friends art exhibition at Helmsley Arts Centre

The Friends of Helmsley Arts Centre are once again holding their annual exhibition of members’ art work, and are now calling for exhibits. The exhibition will be held at the Arts Centre from Tuesday April 14 to Friday May 8. There is no charge for exhibiting, but the Arts Centre takes a 20% commission of […]

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Yorkshire Cajun & Zydeco Festival Programme

The programme is announced for the 4th annual Yorkshire Cajun & Zydeco Festival to be held again at the fabulous Milton Rooms in the wonderful North Yorkshire market town of Malton over the weekend of 13-15 March. This year the festival coincides with the monthly We Love Malton Food Market on the Saturday (14th) and […]

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Wishing a very happy new year to those in our community celebrating the lunar new year festival and the arrival of the Year of the Goat.

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Medieval tile workshop at Byland Abbey

Here’s a very unusual workshop, one that we’ve not seen advertised before: join historical tiler Karen Slade and try your hand at making your own collection of medieval tiles. Taking inspiration from the medieval tiles at Byland Abbey, you will draft you own pattern for your collection of four tiles and then work in clay […]

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Seatbelts are there for a reason

The Scarborough and Ryedale Road Safety Group and 95Alive are asking everybody to think about their safety whilst travelling around North Yorkshire and to ‘Belt Up’. Following surveys done at various locations in Ryedale and Scarborough, officers from the group have seen a large number of people travelling unrestrained. This is not only illegal but […]

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March walks with the Ramblers

Here are the walks on offer in March from the local branch of the Ramblers. 1st March: Ravenscar Station Road, 10 miles, grid ref. NZ 984 012, Leader J. Harland. 10.00 am start. Dogs on short lead allowed. 8th March: Cockmoor Hall Plantation Car Park. 8 miles, grid ref. SE 914 868, Leader M. Richardson. […]

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The hunt is on – for sewage pumping stations!

Yorkshire Water is inviting customers to go on a treasure hunt for around 720 private sewage pumping stations, which could help customers save up to £1,200 per year in shared energy and maintenance costs. From 1 October 2016, a number of private sewage pumping stations will automatically transfer to Yorkshire Water ownership, under a new […]

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Free businesses advice to maximise Tour de Yorkshire

The North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA) is offering free advice to anyone looking to make the most of the Tour de Yorkshire by providing facilities such as camping, parking and refreshments on their land. There are exemptions that allow for certain temporary uses of land without permission for events of this kind, but […]

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School holiday dates

We’ve been posting news of activities for the kids during the coming half term holiday, and if you’ve got kids you’ll know exactly when that is.  But if you haven’t, and you don’t want to find yourself on the train with a pack of six year olds and their teddy bears, or whatever, take note: […]

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Dog theft

From Ryedale District Council: Although not common, dogs do get stolen under a variety of circumstances. Owners should always be vigilant and follow basic security advice. Remember that your dog may be the most valuable possession that you own. Would you take more care of your other possessions than you would your dog? Brian Dunn, […]

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‘ONE NIGHT ONLY’ at Helmsley Arts Centre – tomorrow..

One Night Only are back on the road in the UK in February 2015 to promote their upcoming Third-Album release including a last-date party-gig in their Home Town which can’t be missed. Now in their 12th year, the band introduce a great new sound including the newly released singles “Get Around To It” & “Plasticine” […]

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Talk on the “white monks”

Next in the winter series of talks at Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society is “In the Footsteps of the White Monks” by Jan Cooper. The white monks were Cistercian, so called because of the colour of their habit. The order broke off from the Benedictines in the late 11th century, sought solitude in remote places, […]

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Tour De Yorkshire roadshows in Ryedale

These will give simple and direct information, facts and advice on how to make the most of this world-class event. They will also give advice around brand guidelines and key dos and don’ts. Any business can attend any venue / date – they don’t have to be ‘on the route’ to attend. The events are […]

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Upcoming renewable energy event in Helmsley

Ryedale District Council and Yorkshire Energy Partnership are working together to promote renewable energy technologies and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in the Ryedale area. They will be holding an information event at Helmsley Town Hall, on Fri 13th February 2015 from 14:00 until 19:00 where trusted installers will be displaying various technologies, giving you […]

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Election update

The nomination period for the forthcoming Parish and Town Council Elections opens on Tuesday 3 March, with nominations being accepted every working day between 10am and 4pm, until Thursday 9 April. Nomination papers must be delivered by hand and it is recommended that you make an appointment with the Business Improvement team, tel 01653 600666 […]

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