Celebrating National Parks Week

Two free family festivals top and tail the North York Moors National Park’s celebrations for this year’s National Parks Week. ParkFest, on Sunday 27 July at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby sets the scene while MoorFest on Sunday 3 August at Sutton Bank National Park Centre, rounds off a week of guided walks, children’s […]

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New parliamentary candidate announced

Kevin Hollinrake is a name you will come to know quite well, possibly very well. He has been selected by the local Conservative party as the candidate to fight the next election, following the de-selection of our present MP, Anne McIntosh, and in this safe Tory seat, that gives him a very good chance of […]

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Pickering 5 & 10K – register now

Sunday 21st September 2014. The 5k start at 10am and the 10k at 11am. Registration at St Joseph’s Primary School, Swainsea Lane, Pickering. Enter on line at www.runbritain.com or on the day. Discount for pre-entry. Ages eligible, 11+ for the 5k and 15+ for 10k.

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Monty Python Live (mostly)

“Who’d have thought, Obadiah, that forty years on we’d be …. doing a revival of Monty Python?” The opening of the four Yorkshiremen sketch was a dead cert for inclusion in the much advertised Monty Python reunion show which concluded its short run at the O2 Arena in London on Sunday night with a live […]

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Thefts in area, including Pickering and Helmsley

Stolen cycles – Pickering and Helmsley A push bike was stolen from outside Lidl in Pickering yesterday afternoon and there has been another push bike stolen from the car park in Helmsley Market Place at approx 2.10 pm as well. Stolen quad bike – Bilsdale A quad bike Honda TRX300 FWW, serial number 478TE15U1WA800673 was […]

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New Tory candidate for Thirsk and Malton to be announced soon

Ryedale’s potential next MP is expected to be announced this week. A special meeting of the Thirsk and Malton Conservative Association is to be held tomorrow to choose a prospective parliamentary candidate, to replace Anne McIntosh who has been de-selected. Speculation over the final four, who have been selected from about 90 applications, has mounted […]

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Tour the NYMR engine sheds

An invitation from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to visit their engine sheds: Our shed tours last approximately one and a half  to two hours and cover the lighting up and preparation, coaling and watering, and disposal of locomotives as well as the maintenance, repair and overhaul of some of our engines. Tours will be […]

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Reminder: local show dates

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Pickering Traction Engine Rally

The 62nd annual Pickering Traction Engine rally – a spectacular event hosting the biggest line of showmans’ engines and fairground organs ever seen in the North! – is happening on the weekend of July 31 – August 3 at Pickering Showground. There is so much to see and do: over 1000 vintage and classic cars, […]

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Ryedale Show, July 29

Don’t forget that the 148th Ryedale Agricultural Show will be held on Tuesday 29th July 2014, in Welburn Park, Kirkbymoorside, by kind permission of WGP Shaw. The Ryedale Show was established in 1855 and is a traditional Agricultural Show renowned for its very high standard of entries in all Sections and Trade Stands that attend […]

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Summer reading challenge for youngsters

The summer reading challenge is aimed at children aged four to 11 and is running in all North Yorkshire libraries this summer. The theme this year is ‘Mythical Maze’ and it’s free to take part. The challenge is to read six library books over the summer. The challenge started on 12 July and runs until […]

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Fairies on the NYMR summer story train

From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: The Fairies are making sure their wings and magic wands are ready for our first Story Train of the Summer, which takes place on the 25th July (next Friday!) Join the Fairies and experience an exciting day out for all the family, the live characters from Make A Wish […]

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Botton Village fundraising call

Advocacy Alliance has been delivering a project within Botton village working with those residents with learning difficulties who are interested in developing self-advocacy skills. This group has developed into a regular attendance of up to 25 residents with learning difficulties meeting for three weeks in every four. Alongside this the Camphill Village Trust, who support […]

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Event set to celebrate traditional local crafts

This weekend Ryedale Folk Museum will showcase a wide array of traditional crafts with an event supported by local artists and crafters. On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July, Ryedale Folk Museum is hosting a Traditional Crafts event and visitors are invited to come along and see the demonstrations that will be taking place all […]

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Ryedale Cancer Support & Social Group

Please come along to the WRVS centre in Pickering from 2.15 to 4.15pm on the third Tuesday of the month, everyone welcome.

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Live relay of ‘Skylight’

We booked for “Skylight”, now running at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London, with just a glance at the names. Playwright David Hare, principal parts Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy. What’s not to like? Nothing, as we expected. The official synopsis says: On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from […]

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Band concert at Levisham station

From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Come and enjoy a lazy summer Sunday afternoon, listening to Hunmanby Silver Band and have a cup of Yorkshire Tea and a cream scone at Levisham station. 20 July,  1.00 to 3.00 pm. Free admission with collections being made on the day for the band. If you plan to […]

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Ryedale villages go to war

34 men left the small Ryedale village of Appleton- le Moors to serve their country in the First World War but only 28 returned. Discover how the conflict impacted on a tight knit community, not only on those who went away to war but also on those who were left behind. Jim Hall of the […]

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Hospice shop needs volunteers

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Day out for railway buffs

The perfect day out for boys big and small to look at trains big and small! Whitby and District Model Railway Club holds its annual show at Goathland village hall next weekend, and of course you can get there most easily by train from Pickering. Girls could go on to Whitby for a bit of […]

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Garden visit and BBQ with Ryedale Walking Group

On Sunday 20th July, Jane will lead a 7.5 mile easy+ graded walk for Ryedale Walking Group, from Terrington Village Hall, starting at 10.00am. After the walk there is an optional RHS Open Garden Visit to a well known garden at Rewela Cottage, Skewsby, where home-made teas will be available (admittance £3.50). Jane will lead […]

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Skewsby garden open for charity

Some days at least have been sunny of late, and the garden visiting season is in full swing. Rewela Cottage in Skewsby, open to visitors on Sunday July 20 under the National Garden Scheme, sounds well worth a visit. Feedback from previous openings includes such comments as “Extraordinary and humbling, well worth the journey”; “An […]

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The Ryedale Grand Prix Weekend – 19/20 July

First promoted by British Cycling’s Yorkshire Region in 2005 the Ryedale Grand Prix has featured as the National Road Race Championship in 2005, 2008 and in 2012. For 2014 it returns as part of the the British Cycling Elite Road Series and will once again incorporate the Peter Longbottom Memorial in dedication to the Malton […]

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Heritage Lottery Fund Workshop – 27th August

This workshop will investigate the breadth of projects that Heritage Lottery Fund can support and how to put people at the heart of heritage and your project. Focusing on the programmes available and top tips for applications, there will then be the opportunity to discuss your project ideas in a one-to-one session with Heritage Lottery […]

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Consultation on coastal management plan‏

Views on what should be included in a plan that will shape management of the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast over the next five years are being sought. From wide aspirations for the future to small enhancement projects, all ideas are welcome to ensure the new plan reflects the opinions of those living and […]

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Community Grants on offer in Ryedale

Communities throughout Ryedale are set to benefit from another year of the successful Community Grants scheme. Ryedale District Council has allocated £45,000 to the grant fund for 2014/15. The Community Grant Scheme is open to any Ryedale community based organisation or group, for projects in Ryedale, such as village halls, play areas, sports facilities, village […]

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RDC announces new voter registration system

From Ryedale District Council: Over the summer, all Ryedale residents will receive a letter through the post telling them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years. Janet Waggott, Electoral Registration Officer will write to all residents. The letter will explain that a new, more secure system of Individual Electoral […]

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Ryedale special markets

A quick reminder of the interesting specialist monthly markets to be found in Ryedale.

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Sun Inn walkers raise over £4000 for the Air Ambulance

The group of eleven intrepid walkers from The Sun Inn, who walked the Lyke Wake recently in a bid to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, succeeded beyond all expectation by raising a massive £4270.65. For anyone who’s not come across it, the walk is 40 miles (64 km) over the North York Moors, […]

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Last call for ‘brown bin’ licences

Charges for garden waste collections started on 1 June 2014, so your brown bin will now need to display a chargeable licence if future collections are required. Ryedale District Council reports excellent participation in the scheme, with residents from over 10,600 households – 44% of properties in the District – subscribing. There are now just […]

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