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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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More walks with Ryedale Walking Group

The Ryedale Walking Group will be doing the following walks in the first half of May, including the first evening walk of the year, so you can walk after work and enjoy the twilight. The evening walk is on Tuesday 3rd May, to Howl Dale and Orchan Dale (5.5 miles easy) 450ft. Park/Start: 6:30pm East […]

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Protecting Lyke Wake Walk

With just 14 days left to go, walkers have so far pledged £1,757 to help improve the Lyke Wake Walk in the North York Moors and we’re hoping that with the support of other people with a love for the National Park, that we can reach our £10,000 target by the deadline of 9 May. […]

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Ryedale Festival prequel in York

The Ryedale Festival introduces its 2016 season to York audiences with a Double Concert in York’s two great medieval halls, Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, Fossgate, and Merchant Taylors’ Hall, Aldwark. Two short contrasting concerts are performed twice; the audiences will change places either side of the interval. In the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, the Heath Quartet evoke […]

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Cinema at Helmsley Arts Centre

Fancy a night at the pictures? Here’s a list of forthcoming films at the Helmsley Arts Centre. Related posts: Film Festival Expands to 11 Cinemas Across the UK, including Helmsley Films at the Helmsley Arts Centre Great movies coming up at Helmsley Arts Centre Autumn films at the Helmsley Arts Centre Films, Helmsley Arts Centre […]

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May walks with the Ramblers

Spring seems to be here at last, and the Ramblers are out walking five times in May, including a beautiful bluebell walk which starts right here in Helmsley. 1st May: 10.00 am start. Rudland Rigg, North of Hope Inn Farm, 10 miles, grid ref. SE 662 920, Leader A. Strickland.  No dogs allowed. 8th May: […]

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Tour de Yorkshire comes to Helmsley

Schools and businesses on the Tour de Yorkshire route are preparing to welcome the riders as they sweep through north Ryedale. Stage Three of the race on Sunday, May 1 will go from Middlesbrough to Scarborough, via Helmsley (and a few other places!). As well as lining the route with old bicycles painted in the […]

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Great music in beautiful places: Welcome to the Ryedale Festival 2016

Great music, outstanding performers, beautiful venues, scenic countryside, a unique and friendly atmosphere: welcome to the 2016 Ryedale Festival.  The full programme is now available to download from the Festival website. Introducing the programme, Artistic Director Christopher Glynn said: The late music of Beethoven takes centre stage, including all of his late string quartets. These […]

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Helmsley Sports & Social Club burgled

Overnight on 16th April, Helmsley Sports & Social Club was burgled. Cash and Mars bars were stolen. If information is known, please ring the Police on 101 quoting Reference Number 12160066365. This incident acts as a reminder to be vigilant at all times and to secure property – ideally, do not leave cash on business/club […]

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David Starkey to talk on Magna Carta in Helmsley

British constitutional historian and a radio and television presenter, David  Starkey, is coming to Helmsley . The UK’s leading constitutional historian, known for his forthright views, is to talk about the Magna Carta, the 13th century agreement that , imperfect though it was, and radically modified in its first ten years, limited for the first […]

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Amazing finds at Star Carr

Star Carr?  Isn’t that an archaeological site in east Yorkshire somewhere, where they found a few arrowheads and old bones perhaps? How wrong can you be? At last Friday evening’s meeting of the Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society, Don Henson of York University’s Department of Archaeology spoke most entertainingly about the Mesolithic  (‘middle stone age’) […]

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Helmsley shed burglaries

Please be aware that overnight on 10th into 11th April 2016 a shed on High Street, Helmsley was broken into (padlock taken off) and a child’s mini moto bike stolen. A second shed burglary was attempted but entry not gained. If information is known please ring the Police on 101 quoting Reference Number 12160062838. These […]

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Meetings to develop the River Rye

The North York Moors National Park Authority is working with the Rye Catchment Partnership to look at developing a new Landscape Partnership application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). We are inviting anyone interested in getting involved in this exciting project, or those wanting to find out more about the proposal, to attend either of […]

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Late April walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Ryedale Walking Group is offering three lovely local walks in the second half of the month, with lots of points of interest. Saturday 23rd April: Cropton, Sinnington & Appleton-le-Moors (8 miles moderate). Park: near Cropton Village Hall. Start: 10:00am New Inn Cropton (SE 755889). (And at the end of the walk, maybe a beer at […]

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Hospice Fundraiser to ‘Colour the Coast’

The vibrant spectacle of the very first first colour run ever to be held on a Yorkshire beach comes to Filey on Saturday 7th May. A kaleidoscope of colour is promised for fun-loving fundraisers as they dash along the sands in aid of Saint Catherine’s Hospice. This 5k event is an un-timed, non-competitive event promising […]

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May Day celebrations in Slingsby

If you are not entirely exhausted by the excitement of the Tour de Yorkshire passing through Ryedale on May 1st, you could potter along to Slingsby the following day, May 2, for some old-fashioned May Day celebrations. On offer is a traditional festival of music and dancing, with stalls, cakes, pulled pork sandwiches, soup and […]

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