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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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Eastender Jake to “Colour the Coast” for Saint Catherine’s

Popular Eastenders Actor and “Strictly” star, Jake Wood will soon be waltzing his way from Walford to Filey to support patient care at Saint Catherine’s Hospice. Jake, who plays shady character Max Branning in the BBC Soap, will be joining hundreds of fun-loving fundraisers as they dash along the sands doused in a kaleidoscope of […]

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PCC election 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, which starts right here in Pickering, 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 […]

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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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Coffee Morning

There will be a Coffee Morning to raise funds for Christian Aid on Bank Holiday Monday May 2nd at the Friends Meeting House, 19 Castigate, Pickering from 10am – 12noon. Organised by Pickering Quakers All welcome

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Vandalism at The Sun Inn

From Sharon Allanson at The Sun Inn, Westgate Had a fabulous night last night with Trevor’s Retro Karaoke. ….everyone had such a laugh……UNTIL. …… you go to get your ‘A board’ in, and discover that the hard-earned money you’ve spent making the place look nice and welcoming to ALL customers means nothing…..as you see that […]

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North Yorkshire remains the safest county in England

Official figures show North Yorkshire has lowest crime rate in England. Published yesterday (Thursday 21 April 2016), the “Crime Statistics for England and Wales, year ending December 2015” report has placed the North Yorkshire Police area as the lowest crime location in England. There were a total of 36,335 crimes in North Yorkshire giving a […]

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Let There Be Light: preservation of Pickering’s wall paintings

As you may know form our earlier post, the Pickering Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul is aiming to conserve its medieval wall paintings and improve visitor facilities through a Heritage Lottery Fund project entitled Let there be Light. Pickering Church contains the most complete set of medieval wall paintings so far discovered in Britain. […]

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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, hoping to enjoy the sunshine. 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: 10.00 am start. Sutton Bank V.C.C.Park. […]

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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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Meet our lambs

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is running a fantastic family event this weekend in your local area. This Saturday 23rd, we are giving families the opportunity to join us at Low Carr Farm on the Pickering Malton Road (it is signposted) and learn all about our wonderful lambs. Families can get to meet our lovely flock […]

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway celebrates opening of Peter’s Railway Young Engineer’s Centre

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway celebrated the official opening of Peter’s Railway Young Engineers Centre on Thursday 14th April after staff and volunteers from across the railway worked over 1500 hours to construct the interactive exhibition, on platform 2, Pickering Station. This new exhibition has been put together with the help and expertise of children’s […]

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John Newman performs at Dalby Forest June 25th

John Newman performs at Dalby Forest – June 25th

Born and raised in North Yorkshire and a student of Leeds College of Music, John Newman first came to attention through his work with Rudimental producing the No 1 single ‘Feel The Love’. A No 1 platinum selling debut album ‘Tribute’ soon followed which included singles ‘Cheating’, ‘Losing Sleep’ and the gargantuan hit ‘Love Me […]

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North York Moors National Park Authority – second walking festival

Wander in wonder during Spring Bank Holiday’s WalkFest 2016. A series of guided strolls and hikes that shed light on the beauty spots, heritage and wildlife of the North York Moors National Park are in the offing for visitors during a three-day walking festival. Following the success of last year’s inaugural WalkFest, the North York […]

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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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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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Car damage

On the afternoon of 7 April 2016 a car windscreen sustained criminal damage whilst parked at a premises on Middleton Road, Pickering. Please ring the Police on 101 with any information to assist their enquiries quoting Reference Number 12160060132.

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Ryedale Family History Group – April Meeting

The next meeting is on Wednesday 20 April at 7.30pm, featuring Ryedale based singer/songwriter David Swann who will be performing ‘A Wagoners Lad’ at the Moorside Club and Bar, Adela Shaw Site, Shaw Drive, Kirkbymoorside, York, YO62 6JE. Freda Shaw, Events Organiser said, We are always pleased to offer something a bit different at our […]

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Do you own a ‘tramp’ or a ‘Fat Betty’?

This is an appeal for anyone with a Lewis Creighton painting of a tramp lighting a pipe or Fat Betty? They were very popular a one time and we would like to include a copy in the book. Do you know of anyone who could send us an image? John Creighton has been busy trying […]

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Let There Be Light: conserving Pickering’s medieval wall paintings

The Pickering Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul is aiming to conserve its medieval wall paintings and improve visitor facilities through a Heritage Lottery Fund project entitled Let there be Light. Pickering Church contains the most complete set of medieval wall paintings so far discovered in Britain. The paintings, executed over 500 years ago, remained […]

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Skills for the workplace

Thinking about changing career direction? Maybe you are returning to work and need to up-skill for the current job market. Are you unemployed and finding it hard to get work? If so, why not try a free Skills for the Workplace course and take the first steps towards a new career and gain accredited qualifications? […]

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Yorkshire and the colonisation of Britain after the Ice Age: talk in Helmsley

The current winter series of talks arranged by the Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society concludes this month with “Pioneer settlers: Yorkshire at the forefront of colonisation of Britain after the Ice Age” by Don Henson of the University of York Department of Archaeology. The talk will look at conditions in Britain at the end of […]

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