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RDC announces new voter registration system

From Ryedale District Council: Over the summer, all Ryedale residents will receive a letter through the post telling them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years. Janet Waggott, Electoral Registration Officer will write to all residents. The letter will explain that a new, more secure system of Individual Electoral […]

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Last call for ‘brown bin’ licence

Charges for garden waste collections started on 1 June 2014, so your brown bin will now need to display a chargeable licence if future collections are required. Ryedale District Council reports excellent participation in the scheme, with residents from over 10,600 households – 44% of properties in the District – subscribing. There are now just […]

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Evening walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Two lovely evening walks are on offer from Ryedale Walking Group: why not end the day with a stroll in the evening sunshine? First there is a 5 mile (easy+/500ft) walk tomorrow, Thursday 10th July.  Park/Start: 6.30pm at Ampleforth – west end of village by the bridge (SE579787). For further details telephone Andrew on: 01751 […]

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Latest book from Kirkbymoorside History Group

The next book by the KHG has been written by Chris Boddy – a familiar face in Kirkbymoorside, who for many years ran a decorating business. His family, however, was the last to work the mill down in Kirby Mills, now turned into the 4-star Cornmill B&B and self-catering apartments, which was ideal material for […]

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Helmsley & Kirkbymoorside Memories

A new Facebook Group has been established by Donella Agar who lives in Whitby but whose family originates from Helmsley. It is aimed at anyone with connections to the Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside areas who would like to share old pictures, memories and history. This group was inspired by a similar Facebook group in Whitby. Members […]

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Sense and Sensibility at Helmsley Castle, July 11

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company at Helmsley Castle for an evening of Regency wonderment, as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the excitingly decadent world of eighteenth-century society. This brand new adaptation of Jane Austen’s lively tale  follows the sisters as they fall in love, make mistakes and experience heartbreak for the first […]

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2014 Maastricht concert broadcast live to Arts Centre

André Rieu’s 10th Anniversary 2014 Maastricht Concert will be delivered to cinemas via satellite across the UK on Saturday 19th July to venues including the Helmsley Arts Centre. Help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of André Rieu’s traditional summer evening concerts, staged on the most romantic city square in The Netherlands: the Vrijthof in Maastricht! Be […]

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Vacancy for Helmsley Town Councillor

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 Parish of Helmsley NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF TOWN COUNCILLOR Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 87(2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972 that due to the resignation of Phillip Pearce a vacancy exists in the office of Town Councillor for the Parish of Helmsley. A by-election will […]

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Upcoming Ryedale Book Festival events

In one of our biggest events yet, 200 children from three Ryedale Primary Schools will be taking part in a three day poetry and literacy event, sponsored by Clore Duffield. The children will be working alongside novelist, journalist and former war correspondent, Justin Huggler and contemporary war poet, Corporal Danny Martin. As the grand finale […]

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Land Rover stolen in Helmsley

Stolen from Station Road overnight on 25th June. Registration YG06 XPL. Observations are requested by North Yorkkshire Police. If seen, please ring the Police on 101 quoting Incident Reference Number 12140104129.

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Visit to Sheriff Hutton

Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society is offering a guided walk around Sheriff Hutton church and both castles, led by Roy Thompson, with tea at the end, this coming Saturday, June 28th. The main ruined castle is in private hands, so this is a rare opportunity to see it from the inside. Meet at the church […]

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Two walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Ryedale Walking Group will be doing an 8.25 mile (easy+, 800ft/240m) walk on Sunday 29th June. The walk will take in Yearsley, Cherry Hill and Oulston. Park/Start: 10.00am – Yearsley (SE586745). For further info contact Colin on 01751 432868. On Tuesday evening, 1st July, the Group will be doing a 6.5 mile walk, north of […]

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Helmsley street light replacements request

In order to upgrade two concrete street lights on Ryegate and seven concrete street lights on Bondgate, the town council would like to ask for your help with car parking arrangements. The streetlights are to be replaced during the daytime of Tuesday 1st July and Wednesday 2nd July 2014 and the contractors must have kerbside […]

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Local landmark restored to whiteness

Spanning more than an acre, Britain’s largest white horse cuts a striking image into the Yorkshire countryside. But wet weather, algae and the passage of time periodically earn the icon the nickname “the old grey mare”. Thanks to a paint job of epic proportions, however, the Kilburn White Horse is being groomed back to glory. […]

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July walks with the Ramblers

Here are the walks on offer in July with the Ryedale group of the Ramblers 6th July: Kirkbymoorside Car Park 11miles, grid ref. SE 695 866. Leader M Waind. 10.00 am start. No dogs allowed. 16th July: Low Mill Car Park 6miles, grid ref. SE 673 953. Leader J&M McGrory. 10.00 am start. Dogs on […]

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Launch of new Ryedale Mobile Police Office

Ryedale Police have taken delivery of a new VW Caravelle Mobile Police Office, which will be launched at the Ryedale Area Committee Meeting at 10 am on Wednesday 11 June 2014 at Hovingham Village Hall. The vehicle can accommodate up to five people for meetings and will be used as a base from which to […]

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Ryedale Folk Museum Celebrates National Insect Week

Ryedale Folk Museum is holding its first ever Bug Fest! on Sunday 29 June, as part of celebrations taking place across the country for National Insect Week. The museum along with a host of other organisations will celebrate all things great about British insects with displays and activities. Children can follow the museum’s Bug Superhero […]

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Handyperson service for local elderly and vulnerable people

White Rose Home Improvement Agency (HIA) is celebrating being awarded a new three year contract with North Yorkshire County Council, so that it can continue to help older and vulnerable residents live independently in their own homes across the Borough of Scarborough and the Ryedale district. White Rose HIA is a non-profit making partnership between […]

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Look out for Lost Sheep in Pink Jerseys

Between June and September 2014, visitors to the North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast will be surprised to see a variety (in different forms) of ‘pink sheep’ popping up all over the North York Moors – in shop windows and other areas of villages and various tourism attractions. Ranging from large sculptured sheep to those […]

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Helmsley Walled Garden needs your support

While the weather continues to be so uncertain, many outside attractions which rely on visitor numbers to keep their finances afloat are facing hard times. Helsmley Walled Garden is one of these.  So please pop in on the next sunny day, buy a plant, a gift or some gardening gear, have a cup of coffee […]

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Sculpture exhibition at Newby Hall

Over the last fourteen years, Newby Hall near Ripon has built up an enviable reputation for the quality, diversity and popularity of its Contemporary Sculpture Park. Curated by Newby’s owner, Lucinda Compton and staged in an atmospheric woodland setting, this year’s show is now open and will run to 28th September. Twenty-three well known and […]

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WWI drop in at Helmsley Library

As part of the centenary of the First World War, Helmsley Library is asking local people to come forward to share information and stories about their own family during the First World War. Stories, pictures letters and other items of interest will be used to build up a community resource about the First World War […]

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Call for a by-election in Helmsley

If you are a Helmsley Parishioner and would like to see the current Town Council Vacancy filled via way of an election rather than the Town Council co-opting someone read on…. LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 Parish of Helmsley NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF TOWN COUNCILLOR Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 87(2)(b) […]

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