Talk on Britons and Romans in East Yorkshire

Friday evening talks organised by the Pickering branch of the WEA continue in March with Dr Peter Halkon from the University of Hull on “The Parisi: Britons and Romans in East Yorkshire”. According to the ancient Greek geographer Ptolemy, the Parisi tribe occupied the area of the present-day East Riding of Yorkshire during the Roman […]

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Launch concert for 2015 Ryedale Festival

Tickets are now available for the launch concert for the 2015 Ryedale Festival, on April 10. For more information on the programme, see our earlier post.

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Three walks with Ryedale Walking Group

On Sunday 1 March Ryedale Walking Group will be doing a circular 7.75 miles (moderate) walk with sea views to Robin Hood’s Bay. Start by Fylingdales Inn (NZ944050) at 10.30am. Considerate roadside parking in village. For further details contact Steve H on 01653 619858 or visit the website. On Saturday 7 March the Group will […]

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Vacancy for a full time ICT Technician – Ryedale School

To support the Network Manager in the delivery of all aspects of ICT provision whilst providing technical support for the Performing Arts Department. APT&C Scale Band 5 Scale Points 12-16 £15,523 to £16,969 Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm Closing date for applications: Friday 20th March 2015 at 12:30pm Interview date: Friday 27th March 2015 […]

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Community Clear Up Day!

Saturday 21 March is the official start of spring and whether you’re a group of friends and neighbours, a litter clean-up group, a local business, a school or on your own, what better way to kick off the season than with a big spring clean? It’s really simple and fun to take part in Community […]

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New timetable for 128 bus

From the EYMS: With effect from Sunday 8 March we’re making some changes to Service 128 (Helmsley to Scarborough via Pickering). Timings will change to help buses cope with busy traffic, and there’ll be an earlier journey on Winter Sundays. And don’t forget that the Summer Sunday timetable begins on Sunday 29 March. See the […]

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Romance at Beck Isle Museum on Valentine’s Day

Love was in the air on the first day of the season at Beck Isle Museum! Special Valentine’s activities took place our first exciting week of 2015! Alex and Elise were our first customers of the season on our opening day, many thanks for posing in our Valentines photo! The museum started off with a […]

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Yorkshire Cajun & Zydeco Festival Programme

The programme is announced for the 4th annual Yorkshire Cajun & Zydeco Festival to be held again at the fabulous Milton Rooms in the wonderful North Yorkshire market town of Malton over the weekend of 13-15 March. This year the festival coincides with the monthly We Love Malton Food Market on the Saturday (14th) and […]

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Happy Chinese New Year

Wishing a very happy new year to those in our community celebrating the lunar new year festival and the arrival of the Year of the Goat.

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Spring Craft and Gift Fair – Pickering, March 28th

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Seatbelts are there for a reason

The Scarborough and Ryedale Road Safety Group and 95Alive are asking everybody to think about their safety whilst travelling around North Yorkshire and to ‘Belt Up’. Following surveys done at various locations in Ryedale and Scarborough, officers from the group have seen a large number of people travelling unrestrained. This is not only illegal but […]

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March walks with the Ramblers

Here are the walks on offer in March from the local branch of the Ramblers. 1st March: Ravenscar Station Road, 10 miles, grid ref. NZ 984 012, Leader J. Harland. 10.00 am start. Dogs on short lead allowed. 8th March: Cockmoor Hall Plantation Car Park. 8 miles, grid ref. SE 914 868, Leader M. Richardson. […]

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Gazette and Herald Visit to Pickering‏

Just to let you that the Gazette and Herald will be in Pickering on Saturday 21st February at 10:30 AM to speak with people and to write an article regarding the Tour de Yorkshire. It would be great to see as many people as possible, to show that Pickering is in full support of this […]

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Budo kan karate do – new class

Starts 3rd March at 6-30pm at Nawton Beadlam Village Hall – 6.30-8.30. The class will be orientated towards beginners and all welcome – see website for details.

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Pickering Prepares to Sleep Out in Aid of SASH

On Friday 6th March Pickering residents will be braving the elements and sleeping “rough” in the town overnight to raise awareness of and funds for the youth homelessness charity SASH, and are calling on the community for support. SASH is the charity that prevents young people from becoming homeless by offering them a room in […]

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The Salvation Army in Pickering appeals for charity shop volunteers

Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL) is appealing for volunteers to help in its charity shop in Pickering. If your well-intended New Year’s resolutions are already long forgotten, becoming a volunteer at your local Salvation Army shop is a great way to extend the season of goodwill and do something positive for yourself whilst also […]

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The hunt is on – for sewage pumping stations!

Yorkshire Water is inviting customers to go on a treasure hunt for around 720 private sewage pumping stations, which could help customers save up to £1,200 per year in shared energy and maintenance costs. From 1 October 2016, a number of private sewage pumping stations will automatically transfer to Yorkshire Water ownership, under a new […]

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Free businesses advice to maximise Tour de Yorkshire

The North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA) is offering free advice to anyone looking to make the most of the Tour de Yorkshire by providing facilities such as camping, parking and refreshments on their land. There are exemptions that allow for certain temporary uses of land without permission for events of this kind, but […]

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School holiday dates

We’ve been posting news of activities for the kids during the coming half term holiday, and if you’ve got kids you’ll know exactly when that is.  But if you haven’t, and you don’t want to find yourself on the train with a pack of six year olds and their teddy bears, or whatever, take note: […]

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Dog theft

From Ryedale District Council: Although not common, dogs do get stolen under a variety of circumstances. Owners should always be vigilant and follow basic security advice. Remember that your dog may be the most valuable possession that you own. Would you take more care of your other possessions than you would your dog? Brian Dunn, […]

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Death of Keith Snowden

Sad to report that Keith Snowden died yesterday, Monday 9 Feb. Many of you will have known Keith, who was a prominent character in Pickering for many years and a local councillor, but best known for his many films of local events through the years. There have been a number of film shows of Keith’s […]

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Tour De Yorkshire roadshow comes to Pickering

These will give simple and direct information, facts and advice on how to make the most of this world-class event. They will also give advice around brand guidelines and key dos and don’ts. Any business can attend any venue / date – they don’t have to be ‘on the route’ to attend. The events are […]

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Become a parish member of the North York Moors National Park

The North York Moors National Park Authority is encouraging anyone interested in having a say in how the area is run to consider standing as a parish councillor. The forthcoming local elections in May 2015 will not only decide the make-up of parish and district councils, but will also affect the membership of the National […]

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Love your local heritage for free this half term

Ryedale Folk Museum is spreading some passion for Ryedale this Valentines with a free entry day for all its residents. With love in the air Ryedale Folk Museum is throwing open its doors for free to residents of Ryedale on Thursday 19 February. The ‘community day’ is an acknowledgement of the creation of the museum […]

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Upcoming Energy Event

Ryedale District Council and Yorkshire Energy Partnership are working together to promote renewable energy technologies and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in the Ryedale area. They will be holding an information event at Helmsley Town Hall, on Fri 13th February 2015 from 14:00 until 19:00 where trusted installers will be displaying various technologies, giving you […]

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Election update

The nomination period for the forthcoming Parish and Town Council Elections opens on Tuesday 3 March, with nominations being accepted every working day between 10am and 4pm, until Thursday 9 April. Nomination papers must be delivered by hand and it is recommended that you make an appointment with the Business Improvement team, tel 01653 600666 […]

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Railway timetables for 2015

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway resumes daily running after its winter break on March 28.  Timetables for the year from then onwards have now been published and are available to view online, or collect in print from Pickering station. And don’t forget that the teddy bear specials are running daily through half term week (but […]

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Pickering Art Fair – 7th/ 8th March

Come and visit Pickering Art Fair where you will find art creatives from all over the region plus discount art suppliers. Artists who are exhibiting and selling include: Keith Blessed, Janet Burdon, Richard Burdon (Photography), John Turney, Jill Turney, Diane Todd, Gillian Elliott, Joy Green, Trish Shaw, Caroline Thompson, Cezanne Bliss, Paul Woods, Christopher Taylor, […]

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Valentines disco in Hutton le Hole

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Garden waste collection resumes early March

From Ryedale District Council: For residents subscribing to the Council’s garden waste service, collections will re-start in the week commencing Monday 2 March 2015, following the winter shutdown. Your green licence is valid for collections up until the end of March 2015, so please leave it affixed to your bin. You will need to renew […]

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