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The Helmsley and Pickering Town Blogs were both launched in Spring 2012 and follow the model of the Kirkbymoorside Town Blog which is two years older. It was the success of the Kirkby site that inspired the development of these.

Of course not living in Helmsley makes it more difficult to keep it as as up to date as the Kirkby site but by keeping an eye out, on and offline, articles for posting arise. Also as the sites become better known readers send in ideas and press releases which are always very welcome.

Ideally I would like to have Helmsley based authors willing to write postings for the blog directly on to the site. It’s very easy to do and full training will be given (about half an hour is all that is needed) and support are always on hand. If you feel you would like to have a go at some citizen journalism or simply writing (or filming or taking photos) about your favourite subject(s) then please do get in touch via the Contact Us link at the top of this page.

There’s so much going on!

Helmsley has an amazing range of individuals – artists, musicians, community workers, volunteers, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, historians, sports enthusiasts and more – all of whom contribute to make the town a really vibrant and fascinating place to live. This blog therefore has one simple aim – to reflect life in Helmsley in all its diversity.

Please feel free to comment on any of the blog entries and send me details of any stories or events you wish to be included.

Gareth Jenkins

Gareth Jenkins





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