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Fundraising fun ride in Bransdale

From the Ride Yorkshire Foundation: Celebrate the long summer days by joining our pleasure fund raising horse ride in beautiful Bransdale, in the North York Moors National Park, on Saturday June 25. There are route options of 8, 10 and 12 miles, non-riders are welcome, as are mountain biking partners. The entry fee of £23 […]

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June walks with Ryedale Walking Group

The Ryedale Walking Group will be doing the following walks in the first half of June: Sunday 5th June: a Circular Walk from Terrington (7 miles easy+). Park/Start: 10:30am Terrington Village Hall CP (SE 671704). Wednesday 8th June: an evening walk from Beadlam to Pockley (4.5 miles easy) 425ft. Park/Start: 6:30pm St. Hilda’s Church, Beadlam (SE […]

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York Mystery Plays open this week

The York Minster Mystery Plays 2016 open on Thursday, 26 May. Just over four months ago, 150 people from York and the surrounding areas sat down to read Mike Poulton’s Mystery Plays script for the very first time. In two days’ time, these amazing community actors, accompanied by Game of Thrones star Philip McGinley, will […]

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New service for separating parents

From Ryedale District Council: There is a new, free service available in York, North Yorkshire and Teesside/Greater Manchester for separating parents who need additional, professional support to work out arrangements for their children. The Parenting Plan and Family Meeting Pilot, from the Children and Families Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) will support both parents. […]

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“The Audience” returns to the Arts Centre

Enjoy a night out with theatre royalty! Helen Mirren gives an Olivier and Tony Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Audience”, returning in celebration of the monarch’s 90th birthday. For sixty years, the Queen has met with each of her Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting known as The Audience. From old […]

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June walks with the Ramblers

Here are the walks on offer by the local group of the Ramblers for June. 5th June: There are two walks which link, so that you can do either or both.  The first has a 9.30 am start. Sutton Bank V.C.C.Park. 5miles, grid ref. SE 517 831, Leader F. Farrar.   This links with: 5th June: […]

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Free coach parking in Helmsley

A collaboration between the town’s business group and Ryedale District Council (RDC) sees free coach parking in the town’s long stay car park. As part of a year-long pilot scheme introduced by RDC, coaches are now able to park free of charge in the Cleveland Way car park, with the aim of encouraging visitors to […]

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Apple ID/iCloud Phishing Scam

Fraudsters are sending phishing texts and e-mail messages to members of the public, claiming to be from Apple. The messages typically state that the recipient’s iCloud or iTunes account is out of date and that they need to follow a link to avoid account suspension. Once the link has been followed, victims are prompted for […]

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York Festival of Ideas

The sixth York Festival of Ideas takes place from June 7 to 19, with talks, exhibitions, theatre, music and film. Here’s an introduction from Festival Director Joan Concannon: Welcome to another packed programme as York Festival of Ideas prepares to educate, entertain and inspire for a sixth year. In a short space of time, the […]

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Need a speaker for your group?

Autism Plus was founded 25 years ago by a group of parents of adult children, all diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition. After reaching school leaving age they found there was no service to support their children through adulthood. Coming together they worked tirelessly to establish a provision that met the needs of their children. […]

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More May walks with Ryedale Walking Group

The sun is shining beautifully, it’s time to think about walking.  Ryedale Walking Group will be doing the following walks in the second half of May: Wednesday 18th May: an evening walk from Wrelton (4 miles easy) 345ft. Park/Start: 6:30pm Wrelton – old road near caravan site (SE 764859). Sunday 22nd May:  the Castles Way […]

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Dying to talk about it?

A subject that must affect all of us one day; death and dying.  Do you want to talk about it? Then this could be the event for you. (The yellow print isn’t very legible, so we’ll just repeat: for further information call Chris on 01653 627170.)

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PCC election results

At elections held last Thursday, May 5, Julia Mulligan was re-elected Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire. There were four candidates.  As no candidate secured more than half the votes in the first round of counting, a second round was necessary. Two candidates remained in the race at this stage, Julia Mulligan (the Conservative […]

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Hovingham Village Market tomorrow

From the Hovingham Village Market Group: We’ve all your favourite local producer/makers at this month’s Market. It’s food lover’s heaven from exquisite smoked salmon, to wholesome artisanal bread, the finest cakes and pastries, meats and pies, sausages, Tuscan delicatessen, apple juices, Helmsley Beer, tasty pickles, real coffees and teas, Ryedale honey, jams and preserves, Ryedale […]

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Broadband & Business Forum

Hosted by Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton – Friday 10th June 2016 – Galtres Centre, Market Place, Easingwold. Morning session on superfast broadband. A presentation from Superfast North Yorkshire with presentation and Q&A sessions from BT, EE, Vodafone, Boundless, Moorsweb, Clannet, Beeline & OpenSignal.

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Changes to waste recycling centre arrangements

North Yorkshire County Council has made some changes to the way they operate the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) network to reduce costs in response to tightening budgets. These include charging for the acceptance of tyres, and the new opening hours across all sites of 8:30am to 5.00pm from April to September and 8:30am to […]

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PCC election tomorrow

An election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire takes place tomorrow. As a householder I have so far received information only from one candidate, Julia Mulligan, the present incumbent.  I may have missed out on leaflet drops, but I don’t know who the other candidates are, or even if there are other […]

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New parking arrangements to attract visitors

From Ryedale District Council: The Council is promoting a transferrable Pay and Display car park ticket to encourage visitors to make the most of their day out in Ryedale. Residents and visitors to Ryedale now have the opportunity to purchase a parking ticket in any long stay pay and display car park, which is then […]

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Hospice shop seeks volunteers

From St Catherine’s Hospice shop: The St Catherine’s Hospice shop in Helmsley needs your help. We are looking for volunteers who could help in the shop for a few hours each week. We have a lovely team of volunteers who are friendly and helpful.  If you could help, we could help you make friends, feel […]

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Annual Kirkdale Lecture on May 7

The Friends of St Gregory’s Minster, a delightful Saxon church in nearby Kirkdale, arrange an annual lecture to co-incide with their Friends Weekend and Annual General Meeting. The 2016 Kirkdale Lecture will be given, at St Gregory’s Minster, by Professor S A J Bradley under the title Lord Danby’s Physic Garden & the Hidden Archives […]

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TdY 70-metre high land art unveiled

A giant piece of “land art” has been unveiled to mark Stage Three of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire cycle race on the top of Sutton Bank. The whopping 70m high, 40m wide white painting on the grassy airfield at the Yorkshire Gliding Club is next to one of the race’s toughest ascents and has […]

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The Tempest by the Flanagan Collective

Community Theatre shout out

In September 2014, The Flanagan Collective moved home to a 17th Century converted Watermill in Stillington, North Yorkshire. They were looking for a place to house artists, rehearse shows and, ultimately, present work. Now they launch their first production At The Mill – an ambitious, promenade production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. But not only that, […]

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Policing of Tour de Yorkshire

With thousands of spectators set to flock to our area this weekend for the Tour de Yorkshire (Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May 2016), North Yorkshire Police will be on hand to support the safe and secure running of the event. Hosted by Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation, the cycle race is […]

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PCC elections and EU referendum

From Ryedale District Council: Preparations are underway for the two polls taking place in Ryedale this year – the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Election in May and the EU Referendum in June. Residents who are eligible to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner election on 5 May 2016 should have received a […]

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