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Funding boost for Ryedale Community Transport

Ryedale Community Transport (RCT) has received a funding boost for its Wheels2Work (W2W) service. The service provides affordable moped hire to enable people who live in a remote Ryedale community with no access to transport to take up a job offer, apprenticeship, training or further education. The new funding streams from the Big Lottery, European […]

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Moorsbus news

Friends of Moorsbus Supporters meeting & AGM – Sunday 18th September, 2pm until 3.30 at the The Kings Head Hotel, Kirkbymoorside. All welcome Comments and suggestions can be sent to:- 4 Foundry Cottages, Wrelton, YO18 8PF, or email friendsofmoorsbus@outlook.com Residents and Visitors – You are invited to a Pickering History Walk on Sunday 25th September […]

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Moorbus free travel for under 16s

Up to four under 16s go free with mum or dad all summer long School’s out for summer as the holidays have arrived at last – and with them, the annual challenge of how to keep the whole family happy without breaking the bank! Fortunately, North Yorkshire’s Moorsbus network has the answer. Up to four […]

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Moorbus free travel for under 16s

Up to four under 16s go free with mum or dad all summer long School’s out for summer as the holidays have arrived at last – and with them, the annual challenge of how to keep the whole family happy without breaking the bank! Fortunately, North Yorkshire’s Moorsbus network has the answer. Up to four […]

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Free Older Driver Refresher Driving Course

95 Alive are currently offering a free 1 hour refresher drive for drivers over 50 with an approved driving instructor. If you have a licence to drive, and are fit to drive we want you to keep driving. 95 Alive advise that you try not to become over dependent on your partner’s driving because as […]

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Mind the bend!!

60% of all road fatalities occur on country roads. These roads often have sharp bends and blind bends which can hide unexpected hazards. Stay in control and give yourself time to react. Brake before the bend, not on it. The Department for Transport says an average of three people died on country roads every day […]

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Sutton Bank currently closed

You are probably aware of this but just in case .. A £250,000 programme of essential work is to be carried out at Sutton Bank this month to improve this important transport link. The bank carries the A170 up an extreme gradient, which means that an annual maintenance operation is required to ensure the road […]

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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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On yer bike (horse, two feet ….)

Ryedale residents are being invited to add their views on plans to boost car-free routes in the district The Raising Cycling in Ryedale Group and Pickering Town Council are hosting a public meeting on Tuesday 30th September, at 7.30pm, Pickering Memorial Hall. The meeting is aimed at increasing the number of safe “greenway”, car-free routes between […]

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Moorsbus update

Dear passengers and supporters. Thank you to everyone who has sent us their name and contact details. A few more people get in touch every week and we are now 480 strong! It makes a difference to be able to say that we have direct contact with so many passengers. Many of our Hull passengers […]

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Liftshare wanted – Nawton – Scarborough

My daughter’s partner needs to travel to Scarborough to do work a placement there. He doesn’t have a car and the buses don’t get there in time. Would anyone be willing to undertake a lift share. Cost of fuel would be halved. Any help would be appreciated, we live in Nawton. Thanks Anne Twine anne.twine@totalise.co.uk

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Should bus pass holders be able to pay a reduced fare?

Rural pensioners have offered to pay towards their bus fares in a bid to save threatened services – only to be told Government policy makes this impossible. North Yorkshire County Council is grappling with where to cut subsidised bus services as it reduces its bus subsidy by 25 per cent, equivalent to £1.1 million a […]

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The Ryedale Trail

Well someone may come up with a better name, but a campaign was born last week! Inspired by David Hall, Sustrans Regional Director for Yorkshire and Humber, and sustained by Jean Kershaw of Helmsley Arts Centre, a group of Ryedale Parish Councillors and local residents met recently to discuss how to link our communities together with a […]

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Be prepared – Is your vehicle ready for winter?

Breaking down is never a pleasant experience – especially if you have to wait for recovery in the cold. You’ll also want your vehicle to be in the best condition to handle difficult driving conditions in severe weather. This handy reminder for pre-journey checks is called the POWDERY checklist: PETROL (or diesel). Don’t run out […]

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Changes to local bus services

A reader to the blog, Tracy Battensby, has alerted us to the proposed changes in local bus services as a result of North Yorkshire County Council having to make severe cuts in their expenditure. Tracy, who works in Ampleforth, uses Stephenson’s 31/31x service all week to get to and from work and will be badly […]

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Service 128 – cheaper evening fares

After 7pm young people (aged 18 and under) can now travel for only £1 per journey on Service 128, and adults will also never pay more than £4 for a single journey after 7pm. These offers will be especially helpful to those who travel into Scarborough on the bus in the evening, and then get […]

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Hop on a Moorsbus this spring

… and visit the North York Moors National Park. The new season for Moorsbus starts on Sunday March 24. Moorsbus is the National Park’s very own bus network. Operating on Sundays and Bank Holidays from 24 March to 27 October – including Good Friday and Easter Saturday – it’s a great way to explore the […]

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Share a lift this week

Not for the first time in our history, the country is pulling together to get through difficult economic times. Over half a million people have already joined the liftshare network, to share lifts and typically save about £1,000 a year… liftshare Week (1-5 October) is all about giving car-sharing a try, to discover its financial, […]

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