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North Yorkshire shortlisted for council of the year

North Yorkshire County Council is one of six authorities shortlisted for council of the year in the national Local Government Chronicle Awards. The county council is also shortlisted for four other LGC awards: children’s services for its ambition in delivering better outcomes for children and young people; community involvement for its Stronger Communities programme, which […]

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Can you provide a Safe Place?

Up to 140 public sector organisations across North Yorkshire, including libraries, leisure centres, Citizen’s Advice Bureaux, TransPennine train stations and community and children’s centres, have registered as Safe Places – but more are needed. Safe Places help people who may need a little extra help and support while out and about in their community. People […]

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A round-up of Christmas shows

The pantomime season is well and truly upon us. For the best seats at the big shows you need to have booked long ago, but don’t despair, there’s plenty going on with seats still available. Here’s a round-up of shows we know about, within striking distance of Pickering; if you know of others, do please […]

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LEADER Programme opens for business

The North York Moors National Park has successfully secured £2.336 million of European funding to support businesses and projects in the area and is inviting local businesses, individuals, communities and organisations to apply for funding to help with projects that will make a positive and direct contribution to the local economy. The funding is available […]

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“Rogue One” showing at earliest opportunity

Set in a time before the first original three, Jyn Erso, a Rebellion soldier and criminal, is about to experience her biggest challenge yet when Mon Mothma sets her out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. With help from the Rebels, a master swordsman, and non-allied forces, Jyn will be […]

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December walks with the Ramblers

Whether you are planning to get into shape for the party season, or clear your head on Boxing Day, the Ramblers have a walk for you in their December programme. New members are always welcome. 4th December:  10.30 am start. Hawnby Church Layby. 6.5 miles, grid ref. SE 537 897, Leader M. Richardson.  Dogs on […]

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NYMR photography courses for 2017 now booking

From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Stuck for a Christmas present for the budding photographer in your family? Our one day workshops make an ideal gift for those wishing to learn to use their digital cameras more creatively, whilst photographing trains, stations, people and landscapes along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The workshops are designed […]

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North Yorkshire Open Studios 2017

North Yorkshire Open Studios offer a chance to visit artists’ studios and purchase high quality artwork across a range of inspiring locations in North Yorkshire. After a year off in 2016 for a major reorganisation of their activities, NYOS return in 2017 with an expanded programme.  Here’s their preview: We are delighted to announce that […]

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Coffee morning for Lions 50th birthday

Ryedale Lion’s Club is holding an open charity coffee morning on Saturday (December 3) to celebrate the club’s 50 years of serving the local community. All funds raised will be in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice. The event runs from 10am to noon at the RVS Community Centre in Hungate, Pickering, and will include a […]

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Beck Isle Museum Annual Christmas Fair

Beck Isle Museum will be opening it’s doors once again this year for our Annual Christmas Fair. Entrance will be free on Saturday, November 26th, 10am to 4pm. There will be many stalls throughout the museum, Christmas gifts, local food and drink, tombola, Christmas fun quiz for the kids and much more. Our new Book […]

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Pickering Remembers

Beck Isle Museum has this week published it’s new book Book of Remembrance specifically for sale to the public, honouring the 79 men from Pickering who died during the First World War. The book is the result of nearly three years of research and contains approximately double the information of the special Book of Remembrance, […]

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Take a trip behind the great steam engine Royal Scot

From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: In 2017 the railway celebrates 50 years since the formation of the charitable Trust in 1967, and to set the wheels in motion for this anniversary year, popular locomotive Royal Scot will steam in to the attraction and set off the new season in style. 46100 Royal Scot was […]

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Santa’s on his way to Ryedale with the Lions

Santa and his little helpers from Ryedale Lions Club are making last-minute preparations for his Christmas sleigh tour starting at the Pickering Christmas lights switch-on on Saturday, December 3. Then Father Christmas will be speeding off around the towns and villages of north Ryedale over the next two weeks to make it a Christmas to […]

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Stape Silver Band year in review

Stape Silver Band, Pickering’s local band, has had another really busy year. The programme started in April at the Pickering Memorial Hall and featured the training band as well as players from the Junior school with their tutor Jeannette Kendall. The band then went on to perform at Scarborough’s Peasholm Park in June and at […]

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WEA trip to concert in Leeds

Here’s an opportunity to hear the renowned  Hallé Orchestra, without a trip to their home base in Manchester. The Halle will be performing in Leeds Town Hall on the evening of Saturday January 14.  The programme is: Mozart – Symphony No 41 (Jupiter) Strauss – Horn Concerto No 1 Schumann – Symphony No 4 Markus […]

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Talk on Pickering’s medieval wall paintings

If you haven’t yet heard Kate Giles talk about the medieval wall paintings at St Peter and St Paul’s church, Pickering, there is another opportunity next week when she will be speaking to the Friends of Malton Museum. Dr Giles, who teaches archaeology and is Acting Director of the Humanities Research Centre at the University […]

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HLF supports scheme to enhance River Rye

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has given initial approval to a bid by the North York Moors National Park to support schemes for the River Rye.  The wide-ranging project – known as Ryevitalise – has been designed to help “understand and enhance” the Rye’s verdant valleys and clear waters. The River Rye and its tributaries […]

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North York Moors National Park Authority’s 2016 Design Award winners

The results have just been announced. Best New Dwelling goes to Upgang, Westgate, Thornton le Dale with judges commendation being awarded to Alum Drive Eskdaleside Sleights, (affordable homes development). Best Extension to an Existing Dwelling was awarded to The Old Vicarage, Ingleby, Greenhow. Best Conversion went to High Ewecote Farm, Chopgate, Best Non-Residential Development was […]

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Biography of Lewis Creighton now available

John Creighton’s biography of his father, the well known artist Lewis Creighton, is now available, having been launched in Kirkbymoorside last weekend. Lewis is best known for his moorland oil paintings but there is a great deal more to him than just art.  He came from a colouful family who lived in Kirkbymoorside before moving […]

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Talk on the WW1 Battle of Jutland

The monthly Friday evening lectures arranged by the Pickering branch of the WEA continue this week with David Clark on “Jutland 1916: Jellicoe v Scheer”. The Battle of Jutland was a naval battle fought by the British Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet under Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, against the Imperial German Navy’s High Seas Fleet under […]

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Light Up A Life for St Catherine’s Hospice

St Catherine’s Hospice‘s annual Christmas appeal, Light Up A Life, is under way again. Light up a Life is a series of special community events organised by hospices that take place around the UK during the festive period (usually in November and December). These events help families and friends to come together to remember and […]

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Remembrance Day events in Pickering

Planning this blog post, I was wondering idly if there was an official day when we should start wearing our poppies, so (of course) I took to Google and found an interesting article in today’s Telegraph, dealing with this and lots of other questions I had not thought of: is it ‘wrong’ to refuse; what […]

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Angie’s flying high

Pickering woman, Angie Macdougal, has once again been raising money for Saint Catherine’s Hospice, this time, by jumping out of a plane on 23rd October, the day that would have been her husband Ian’s birthday. Ian sadly passed away 2 years 9 months ago. Angie said: I’m jumping in memory of Ian, on what would […]

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Get advice on your energy bills

Ryedale CAB is offering free, impartial, and confidentail advice to help consumers save energy, cut their bills and get all the support they are entitled to. Telephone 01653 695542 to make an appointment at the bureau for Monday October 31 to check your energy bills, ensure you are on the correct tariff, understand your energy […]

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