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Birds of prey on show

Several events are coming up for enthusiasts for birds of prey, or anyone simply wanting to find out more about these lovely creatures. Hawk Walk at the Yorkshire Arboretum Experience the magic and thrill of flying birds of prey. Enjoy a walk with a hawk following through the trees and flying to your gloved fist, […]

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New Chairman for Ryedale District Council

Cllr Val Arnold, ward member for Sinnington, has become the Chairman of Ryedale District Council. Cllr Mrs Arnold took over the chains of office from past Chairman Cllr Luke Ives at Ryedale District Council’s Annual Council meeting held on 21 May 2015. It is a very great honour and real privilege to be Chairman of […]

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Canines at the Castle featuring Dogs Unite

The team at Castle Howard invite you for a fun-filled family day out celebrating all things canine on Monday May 25th! Bring your dog and take part in the Guide Dogs for the Blind sponsored dog walk ‘Dogs Unite’. There will be lots of activities to enjoy on the day, including: Sponsored dog walk around the […]

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Ryedale District Council Community Grants‏

Please find attached the Community Grant Funding application form and guidance showing the new deadline for any submission – more details below. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further assistance. Many thanks Gail Cook Community Partnerships Officer Ryedale District Council Malton Tel: 01653 600666 Ext: 314 This is an embedded […]

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More walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Ryedale Walking Group is hoping that the sun is shining, the birds are singing, the bluebells are out, and the rain keeps off, for more walks from their spring programme. On Sunday 17 May, the Group will walk Lowther Wood Pickering Beck 5 miles (easy) 475ft. See “Slow the Flow” project on walk. Park/Start 10.30am […]

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2015 Election Results – Thirsk & Malton

Kevin Hollinrake retains the Thirsk & Malton seat for the Conservatives. District Council Result Helmsley Ward – results Election Candidate Party Votes % Steve Arnold Conservative 982 35% Elected Snowy Windress Conservative 832 30% Elected George Ernest Hawkins Independent 584 21% Not elected Erica Anna Margaret Rose Green Party 407 15% Not elected

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Helmsley Littlefest alert

Helmsley Littlefest takes place in September and the organisers are wanting to hear from you if you wish to be involved. What is Helmsley Littlefest? It’s a festival that takes place in the beautiful North Yorkshire Market Town of Helmsley. It’s part of York Theatre Royal’s ‘On Our Turf’ project and as such we aim […]

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Ryedale District Council elections

In all the excitement of a general election, it is easy to overlook the fact that on Thursday we vote not only for a new MP, but also for members of Ryedale District Council. Helmsley ward elects two members to the Council, so you have two votes. There are four candidates, as follows: Arnold, Steve […]

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North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, entitled “La Belle Epoque”, which takes place from 16 to 19 August. With works by some twenty composers, including Debussy, Ravel, Berlioz, and Stravinsky, the concerts will be held in eleven churches across the region, including St Peter and St Paul […]

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National Park first walking festival

From the NYMNPA: Come and join the North York Moors National Park Authority and friends in the northern area of the National Park for our first walking festival, which will be held over the nest bank Holiday weekend, from Friday May 22 to Monday May 25. The Festival includes: • walks for all ages and […]

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The Ryedale Ghost Bus

There are some peculiar, and very rare, types of train running in the UK known colloquially as Ghost Trains. They won’t frighten the passengers, because there usually are none, but they certainly frighten the Department of Transport accountants. Such trains usually exist because it’s deemed to be a better plan to run a minimum service […]

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Botton Village update

Botton Village in North Yorkshire is having it’s whole way of life threatened. Botton Buddies have put together a short 30 minute documentary that helps to explain what has been going on in Botton and where we are at now. Botton Village – A unique and wonderful community Being a Camphill community means sharing lives […]

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Do you feel safe in Helmsley?

The Office of National Statistics’ “Crime in England and Wales, year ending December 2014″ report published 23 April 2015, shows there were a total of 34,499 crimes in North Yorkshire – a very slight 0.2% increase (75 more crimes) in comparison to the same period in 2013. This includes 30,475 victim-based crimes which have seen […]

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Bank holiday buses, Tour disruption and Moors Explorer

From EYMS: Bank Holiday buses: Our buses run to a Sunday timetable on the Bank Holidays of Monday 4 May and Monday 25 May. Our telephone information service, BusLine, is open from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm every day over both bank holidays, so don’t hesitate to call if you need any advice on getting […]

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Helmsley swings to Latin rhythms

Helmsley Arts Centre is bringing together a potent mix of renowned musicians, emerging talent and singers from the local community for a large-scale, one-off concert on Friday 15 May. El Vol Dispers: Songs of Spanish Exile, created and performed by renowned singer and multi-instrumentalist Clara Sanabras, is an evocative song cycle embracing elements of Latin, […]

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Helmsley Oxfam Nepal Appeal

Oxfam shop volunteers in Church Street, Helmsley, are appealing for cash donations from shoppers of Ryedale to raise life-saving funds for Oxfam’s emergency response following the devastation caused by the powerful earthquake that hit central Nepal. All cash donations collected at the Oxfam shop in Helmsley will go towards Oxfam’s operations which aim to help […]

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George Costigan to star in York Theatre Royal spectacular

From York Theatre Royal: The professional actor who will play The Railway King in our major summer production has been revealed. George Costigan, most recently seen in ITV’s Vera and BBC’s Happy Valley, will be playing George Hudson in the community spectacular In Fog and Falling Snow. The show follows in the footsteps of the […]

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Helmsley host Election Question Time

Congratulations to Helmsley Arts Centre for coming up with this brilliant fundraising idea. Em Whitfield, as director of HAC, is used to orchestrating but taking on the mantle of David Dimbleby for a Question Time style election debate is possibly a new experience for her. Sitting either side of her tonight will be the seven […]

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High turn out at Rally for a Frack Free Ryedale

An estimated 700 people attended the Rally for a Frack Free Ryedale yesterday. They marched through Malton and loudly supported a range of speakers outlining the impacts this potential development they believe will have on our health and the environment. The marchers assembled at Norton Skate Park then proceeded through Malton town centre and ended at the […]

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A celebration of Appleton le Moors

Yorkshire based artist Anne Thalheim inspired a group of her friends and neighbours from Appleton Le Moors to create a unique art installation in four community buildings. Their artwork celebrates the annual events, interest groups, history and crucially, the volunteers who year after year, ensure these building’s are maintained, funded and continue to provide for […]

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Yoga retreat with Robin Stamm – Ampleforth – 1-3 May

Ampleforth Abbey provides the setting for a weekend yoga retreat with Robin Stamm organised by The Little Yoga Company. Find out more about this retreat by visiting The Little Yoga Company. About Robin Stamm Seeking out a different way of working, Robin took her first yoga class with Diane Long in London and realized then […]

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