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Henry Gyles, glass painter, talk at HAHS

Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society‘s winter programme resumes on Friday week with a talk by Susan Harrison, Curator (collections) North Territory, English Heritage, entitled “An Honest Gyles”. This talk will focus on a window made by the eminent glass painter of York, Henry Gyles, in 1699 and reveal the story of its discovery, research, conservation […]

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Walling and hedging grants available

Grants of up to £2,000 are now on offer to land managers in the North York Moors National Park for hedgerow planting and drystone walling. The Traditional Boundary Scheme seeks to restore and improve traditional field boundaries, which form an important part of the landscape character across the National Park. The Authority wants to help […]

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Late January walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Ryedale Walking Group has just two walks on offer in the second half of January, but either or both would go some way towards meeting your new year resolution to take more exercise. Sunday 22 January:  Pickering, Dalby Forest and Thornton-le-Dale 10 miles (moderate) 1019ft Park/Start 10.00 Woodland Park CP, A169 Whitby Road, Pickering (SE803845). […]

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The Tempest, live from Stratford to Helmsley

Live relays of plays from London and elsewhere come thick and fast now, so are no longer news, and we don’t blog them as often as we did in the early days of this new theatrical venture. However, occasionally one comes along that deserves highlighting (in our opinion!). Into this category falls the Royal Shakespeare […]

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Big Garden Birdwatch

More than half a million people from across the UK are set to take part in this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch, by counting the birds in their gardens over the weekend of 28-30 January, 2017. If you’d like to take part, and count the birds visiting your garden, you can request a free information pack, or […]

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Ryedale District Council Budget Consultation

Ryedale District Council is consulting on its 2017/18 budget. The results of the consultation will inform the decision to be made on Friday 21 February 2017 on the budget and council tax level for 2017/18. The deadline for responses is Friday 6 January 2017. Take the consultation survey here.

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Age UK shops seek volunteers

As part of Age UK’s No one should have no one at Christmas campaign, the Age UK shops in Kirkbymoorside, Pickering, Malton, and Helmsley are appealing to people in Ryedale who would like to connect with their community through volunteering. These shops are hoping to attract new volunteers who would like to meet new people […]

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Moors Conservation Award

Applications are now open for a Conservation Award, which is made biennially and recognises efforts to protect biodiversity or vernacular architecture in the North York Moors. An award of £500 is made to the winning entry, funded jointly by the North Yorkshire Moors Association and the National Park Authority. Applications are now invited from individuals, […]

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Ramblers walks in January

The Ramblers will be having a bit of a rest after Christmas and New Year, but will have their boots on again by mid January, and have three walks on offer for the remainder of the month, as follows: 15th January: 10.00 am start. Cawthorne Roman Camp Car Park. 10miles, grid ref. SE 827 963, […]

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New year walks with Ryedale Walking Group

If you can get your mind past Christmas and the New Year, you might want to start thinking about working off some of that excess, perhaps with a good walk. Ryedale Walking Group, which always welcomes visitors and newcomers, will be doing the following walks in the first half of January 2017: Tuesday 3 January. […]

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Ryedale Energy Saver Scheme

The Ryedale Energy Saver Scheme is a two year project designed to help local residents keep warm for less and reduce their fuel bills. Homeowners and private renting tenants can access a range of grants, loans and support for heating upgrades and home insulation improvements. We can check to see if you qualify for any […]

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Bus times over the holiday period

From the EYMS: The festive season is upon us, and it’s time to start looking ahead to the New Year.  And what a year it will be, with Hull hosting the City of Culture celebrations, and lots to look forward to. But before we start thinking about 2017, there’s still a little of this year […]

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Development money aids Helmsley projects

Community projects around Helmsley are set to benefit from money given to the local authority by developers. The so-called ‘section 106’ money, totalling £46,370, was given to the North York Moors authority as a condition for granting planning permission for the new development of 21 homes at the rear of the Black Swan. A town […]

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The year in review with Ryedale Walking Group

We post a lot information about walks with the Ryedale Walking Group, so we thought you might like to know a bit more about them.  Here’s their Chairman’s report on last year’s activities: Our group celebrated its 10th anniversary in September and we continue to walk at least once each weekend and occasionally during the […]

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Can you provide a Safe Place?

Up to 140 public sector organisations across North Yorkshire, including libraries, leisure centres, Citizen’s Advice Bureaux, TransPennine train stations and community and children’s centres, have registered as Safe Places – but more are needed. Safe Places help people who may need a little extra help and support while out and about in their community. People […]

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Ryedale Carers Support needs volunteers

Ryedale Carers Support has launched an appeal for new volunteers to help them combat loneliness and isolation. The charity’s community development worker Sarah Lally-Marley said: The shorter days and colder weather can make it harder to get out and about and many will feel increasingly lonely and isolated, particularly those living in rural areas with […]

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Christmas Service Times for St Mary’s

Sunday 25th: Mass of Christmas Dawn 9.00am Friday 30th: Mass of the Holy Family 12.30pm Sunday 1st: Mass of Mary, Mother of God 9.00am Friday 6th: Mass 12.30pm Sunday 8th: Mass of the Epiphany 9.00am, Epiphany Carol Service 6.00pm Many thanks, Fr Kentigern

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LEADER Programme opens for business

The North York Moors National Park has successfully secured £2.336 million of European funding to support businesses and projects in the area and is inviting local businesses, individuals, communities and organisations to apply for funding to help with projects that will make a positive and direct contribution to the local economy. The funding is available […]

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A round-up of Christmas shows

Advertising “ Snow White” at the Helmsley Arts Centre reminds us that the pantomime season is upon us. For the best seats at the big shows you need to have booked long ago, but don’t despair, there’s plenty going on with seats still available. Here’s a round-up of shows we know about, within striking distance […]

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Christmas cheer at the Hovingham Village Market

In accordance with established custom, there will be not one but two Village Markets in Hovingham in December, special  Christmas Markets on Saturday 3rd and Saturday 17th December, bringing cheer with sing along carols from the Swinton & Excelsior Brass Band. With over 50 stalls, all your favourite local producers, designers and makers will be […]

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Snow White at the Helmsley Arts Centre

Helmsley Arts Centre’s pantomime, Snow White, opens this Saturday, December 3. Join the in-house theatre company for the ever popular traditional 1812 pantomime, this year bringing a new take on a classic tale. With fabulous songs and dances, fun for all the family and sparkling local performers of all ages in a top quality show […]

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December walks with the Ramblers

Whether you are planning to get into shape for the party season, or clear your head on Boxing Day, the Ramblers have a walk for you in their December programme. New members are always welcome. 4th December:  10.30 am start. Hawnby Church Layby. 6.5 miles, grid ref. SE 537 897, Leader M. Richardson.  Dogs on […]

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North Yorkshire Open Studios 2017

North Yorkshire Open Studios offer a chance to visit artists’ studios and purchase high quality artwork across a range of inspiring locations in North Yorkshire. After a year off in 2016 for a major reorganisation of their activities, NYOS return in 2017 with an expanded programme.  Here’s their preview: We are delighted to announce that […]

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