December walk with Ryedale Walking Group

Time to get in shape for Christmas! On Saturday 6 December, Ryedale Walking Group will be doing a 9.75 mile linear walk from Lockton to Pickering (moderate, 1200ft ascent and 1600ft descent). Coastliner bus : Eastgate 9.34am. New members, and their four footed companions, welcome. For further details contact Eric on 01751 474 344 or […]

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Greens to set up local constituency association

A plan to form a Thirsk & Malton Green Party will be discussed at a meeting to be held at The Blue Ball Inn, Malton at 2.00 pm, tomorrow, Saturday November 21. This meeting is for members and supporters of The Green Party but anyone interested in The Green Party and its policies is welcome […]

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Bus services over Christmas and New Year

From the EYMS, operators of the 128 Helmsley to Scarborough bus service: We know that some of you start planning your Christmas and New Year travel early, so here is a summary of when buses will be running over the festive period. We’ll have much more detailed information available on our website a bit nearer […]

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Do you have what it takes to check prisoner welfare, custody conditions and police behaviour?

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has responsibility for a team of ‘Independent Custody Visitors who are a team of volunteers who make unannounced visits to police stations in North Yorkshire. They speak with people detained in custody, check their welfare and the conditions in which they are being held and submit […]

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Last posting dates for Christmas

Last posting dates for Christmas have a nasty habit of sneaking past you while you are still thinking about buying the cards, so take note! The last dates for “international economy mail” (what we used to call surface mail) are long gone (the earliest was September 29, would you believe?). Last dates for overseas air […]

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Talk – Hydro Power

A reminder that the next Pickering Civic Society talk will be by John Addyman on Sunday 23 Nov at 2pm in the Memorial Hall. The subject will be the effectiveness of Scottish water power produced over many years in the highlands. All welcome. Refreshments available and an opportunity to question the committee about our current […]

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December walks with the Ramblers

Just four walks in December with the local group of the Ramblers, but they include one just before and one just after Christmas, so if all the mince pies are getting to your waist line, this is your opportunity to do something about it. 7th December Kirkham Priory 5 miles, grid ref. SE 735 658, […]

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NYMR announces events for 2015

It isn’t even Christmas yet, but if you are into forward planning and already thinking about what you might do next year, you will be pleased to hear that the North Yorkshire Moors Railway has announced the dates of it major events for 2015: February 14 – 22 Teddy Bear Week March 6 – 8  […]

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Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan

Police & Crime Commissioner Webchat 19 November 2014

Do you have a question for Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner? Julia Mulligan, is hosting a live webchat to give the residents of North Yorkshire the opportunity to ask any questions they have on the recently updated Police and Crime Plan. The webchat will take place on Wednesday 19 November at 7.00pm. […]

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Pickering Church Concert – Nov. 29th

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Beck Isle Museum’s Commemoration Concert

Pickering’s Beck Isle Museum, Remember Scarborough, Scarborough Museums Trust and the Kirk Theatre in Pickering, have got together in commemoration of the First World War to put on an evening of poetry and song, it will be based on the songs our serving soldiers sang in the trenches of WW1. It will range from ballads […]

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Free entry to Beck Isle Museum and Craft Fair

Beck Isle Museum are staging their annual Christmas Craft Fair in the museum itself this year. The stalls will be spread throughout all the rooms in the museum. At the same time the public will be able to see the Christmas Tree Festival, where trees are in virtually every room of the museum, many themed […]

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Ryedale Family History Group next meeting

On 19 November 7.00pm for 7.30pm, at Hovingham Village Hall, Main Street, Hovingham YO62 4JZ. Robin Lidster, will be giving an illuminated talk using a magic lantern that is over a 100 years old and featuring original glass slides showing images from the late 1800s, of the coastal areas of Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay and […]

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Descendant of Charles Dickens to read from Christmas Carol in Malton

Lucinda Hawskley, the great, great, great granddaughter of Charles Dickens, will be at the Talbot Hotel in Malton for the start of Malton’s Christmas festivities. On Saturday, 29th November, she will be reading extracts from Charles Dickens’ book ‘A Christmas Carol’ as well as talking about her celebrated ancestor who became an international literary celebrity, […]

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Winter collection arrangements for garden waste

Residents subscribing to Ryedale District Council‘s garden waste collection service are reminded that collections are suspended for the winter months of December, January and February, as has been the case in previous years. Your next collection will therefore be the last before the winter suspension. Winter collection arrangements for garden wasteWhile some people do produce […]

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128 bus service now on winter timetable

From the EYMS: Don’t forget that the Winter Sunday timetable is now running for Service 128. If you already have a timetable leaflet there’s no need to pick up a new one, just make sure you refer to the ‘Winter’ section when travelling on a Sunday. If you don’t have a leaflet, you can find […]

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Lions spread the safety message with Ryedale walkers

Ryedale Lions Club has teamed up with the Ryedale Walking Group to equip its members with a potential life-saver in the event of a medical emergency while rambling. The Lions have donated a simple Message in a Bottle to all the 100 members of the walking group to help them receive speedier, effective medical treatment. […]

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Record number of businesses take part in Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks, now in its fourth year, has become a firm fixture with Ryedale secondary schools and gives more than 250 students from years 9, 10 11, 12 and 13 the chance to interact with over 23 local businesses to raise their awareness about local career opportunities. The one day event, which is organised by […]

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Light Up A Life appeal for St Catherine’s Hospice

From St Catherine’s Hospice: At Christmas time we often wish to remember those who are special to us. Once again this Christmas we invite you to dedicate a light to the memory of your loved ones and at the same time support the work of Saint Catherine’s Hospice. Your dedication can be to celebrate the […]

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More November walks with Ryedale Walking Group

On Wednesday 19 November, Ryedale Walking Group will be doing a 5.75 mile walk from Bransdale (moderate 875ft/265m). Park/Start: 10.30am roadside near ‘bend’ sign (SE628966). For further details contact Eric on 01751 474 344 or see the website. On Saturday 22 November, the Group will be doing a 7.25 mile (moderate 1075ft/325m) walk from Cowhouse […]

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Attempted break-in at Pickering E-Cigarette Shop

Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted burglary at a shop in Pickering. At sometime overnight between Friday 7 November and Saturday 8 November 2014, offenders tried to kick in the door at the E-Cigarette Shop on Birdgate. Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them with information. The police […]

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Frack Free Ryedale update

Frack Free Ryedale are holding a workshop/meeting at the War Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, Pickering, YO18 1AA on 18th November for people who want to stop fracking coming to Ryedale. The aim of the workshop is to establish a local group to campaign against fracking in Pickering and the surrounding villages. The meeting starts at […]

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Festive storytelling for children

Young children are invited to join Miss Claus and step inside her magical world of storytelling, music, dressing-up and play at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby on 22 November. At the Taletastic Christmas event, a festive story will be brought to life by Audrie Woodhouse a professional actor and experienced drama teacher. The enchanted […]

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Pickering Memorial Hall event coming up

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Results of survey brings good news for moorland wading birds

The number of golden plover recorded on the moorland of the North York Moors could be at its highest level for 18 years. The picture looks promising for other wading birds too with no further decline in breeding lapwing and populations of curlew holding steady, bucking a national declining trend. The National Park Authority praised […]

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Gilling East hosts Ian McMillan

Yorkshire’s finest poet is marking the centenary by teaming up with award-winning documentary photographer Ian Beesley to create a new show, Magic Lantern Tales. Ian McMillan, described by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy as “one of today’s greatest poetry performers”, tells the stories of men who fought in the first world war and lived to […]

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Major arts event this Thursday

On Thursday 13th November, Rural Arts are hosting a networking afternoon at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, 1-4.30pm, to give Ryedale-based artists and independent businesses the opportunity to meet, swap ideas (and print!) and form potential partnerships. The event is completely free, and includes a buffet lunch, however registration is essential and numbers limited. The day […]

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Women in WWI at Pickering Library

The impact of the First World War on ordinary women is the subject of a talk by historian Trevor Boag at Pickering Library on Saturday 15th November at 2pm. Trevor is an experienced speaker and battlefield guide expert and this promises to be a fascinating afternoon. As part of the centenary of the start of […]

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Government plans put new affordable housing at “serious risk” in National Parks

England’s ten National Parks have, today, expressed their concern at Government proposals that put at risk their ability to achieve more affordable housing in National Parks. In an unusual step, all ten have written to Communities Secretary of State, Eric Pickles MP asking for changes to the Government’s proposals for reforming Section 106 agreements. The […]

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Local figure passes away

Mrs Betty (Ann Elizabeth) Hood of Outgang Road Pickering died in the early hours of Saturday November 8th, she had been suffering with Alzheimer’s and Lung Cancer. Betty was well known in Pickering for her work for the Memorial Hall, the flooding group, the Civic Society and protecting local footpaths. The funeral will be at […]

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