Keep safe at Christmas: a checklist

Safer Ryedale have a Crime Prevention Menu available, giving advice about how to keep your home safe over the Christmas period. The advice comes at the time of year when people have valuable Christmas gifts stored in their homes and temptation increases for burglars. There are lots of things people can do to help prevent […]

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Half price weekly bus ticket for Christmas

From the EYMS: On the first day of Christmas East Yorkshire gave to me… a half price bus weekly! As a Christmas treat for our passengers, buy a weekly ticket during the festive period (Monday 22 December until Friday 2 January) and get it for half price! Simply buy your ticket from the driver during […]

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January walks with the Ramblers

The Ryedale group of the Ramblers have four walks on offer in January, as follows. 4th January: Welburn Lay By ( Kirkbymoorside) 9 miles, grid ref. SE 677 849, Leader P. Catterall. 10.00 am start. 7th January: Sleights Lower CP 10 miles, grid ref. NZ 867 080, Leader J Harland. 10.00 am start. 18th January: […]

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NYMR article 2 Digital photography workshops at the NYMR

Digital photography workshops at the NYMR

From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway We are pleased to announce the dates for our 2015 photography workshops. These one day workshops are ideal 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 for photographers […]

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Holiday walks with Ryedale Walking Group

If you want to get fit for Christmas, or recover from New Year’s Eve, here are a couple of walks that should do the trick, both starting nearby in Kirkbymoorside. On Sunday 21 December, Ryedale Walking Group will be doing a 8.5 mile moderate walk from Welburn layby on the A170 (SE677849). Park/start 10.00am. For […]

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Hospice Light up a Life appeal raises £30,000

St Catherine’s Hospice has announced that its annual ‘Light up a Life’ appeal has raised over £30,000. Donations are made in memory of a loved one who has died, or someone special in the donor’s life, and each person is commemorated in a light on one of seven special trees. This year’s lights, including those […]

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Burglary in Westgate, Pickering

A shed burglary occurred at the rear of Westgate adjacent to Firthland Road, Pickering between 11pm on Wednesday 10th December and 9.30am on Thursday 11th December. Swimming medals valued at £50 were stolen. Were you out and about the area, maybe returning from some festivities or en route to/from work during the period when the […]

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Handyperson and well-being services for Ryedale residents

Older and vulnerable Ryedale residents can benefit from a scheme to help them stay in their own homes. The Handyperson and Well Being Service – run by the White Rose Home Improvement Agency (HIA) – provides support for Ryedale residents to help older and vulnerable residents live independently in their own homes. White Rose HIA […]

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Hospice shop seeks more volunteers

St Catherine’s Hospice shop in Pickering is in need of more volunteers, particularly for Saturdays when the shop is at its busiest, but volunteer numbers are lowest. Manager Sarah Bayes said that anyone with as little as a couple of hours to spare, on any day of the week, would be very welcome. She said: […]

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Council survey on 2015 budget

Ryedale District Council is consulting on its 2015/16 budget. The results of the consultation will inform the decision to be made by Council on 24 February 2015 on the budget and council tax level for 2015/16. The deadline for responses is 5 January 2015. You can complete the consultation survey on line: click  here for […]

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Council office closures over the holiday period

The offices of Ryedale District Council at Ryedale House will be closed from 3.00 pm on Christmas Eve until Monday January 5. The North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership will be closed for the same period but will have a skeleton staff on duty to answer essentail calls. North Yorkshire County Council services at Ryedale House, […]

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Levisham Lamp Room is a winner for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Announced at a ceremony in London for the 2014 National Railway Heritage Awards, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway has received The NRHA Supporters’ Award supported by J&J Longbottom. The rebuild the timber slate roofed lamp room at Levisham Station won the competition for the best small project. The build replicates an original North Eastern Railway […]

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Ryedale Folk Museum closes for the winter

Festive wishes from everybody at Ryedale Folk Museum This weekend’s festivities celebrated the last days of our 50th anniversary season. We are now closed for 2014 but are busily preparing, ready for our 51st season in 2015. We would like to thank everybody for their continued support and look forward to welcoming you back next […]

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Accolade for Thornton lights

The Christmas lights in nearby Thornton le Dale are so good this year that they merit an item on the BBC news. Andy Holmes, a Thornton le Dale lights committee member, said the community had pulled out all the stops to make the village stand out. You can view the BBC film here, but why […]

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Launch concert for 2015 Ryedale Festival

If you can bring yourself to think beyond Christmas, you might want to mark your diary for the launch concert of the 2015 Ryedale Festival, which will be held at St Peter’s Church, Norton on Friday 10th April. Endymion (formerly the Endymion Ensemble) will perform Beethoven’s Spring Sonata in F major (op. 24), Brahms’ Clarinet […]

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Christmas recycling, part one

Christmas recycling? Christmas isn’t even close yet! No, but cards are starting to arrive, so now is the time to remember about saving the used postage stamps.  Cut them off the envelope, pop them somewhere safe, and after Christmas you can take the whole lot to the Royal Mail Office in Thornton Road Industrial Estate […]

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Green Party to select parliamentary candidate

The Thirsk & Malton Green Party is set to hold a hustings meeting to select a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate on 9 December 2014, in the heart of Ryedale at Helmsley Town Hall. The proceedings begin at 7.30pm and all members and supporters are welcome to attend. The local party has short-listed two experienced local candidates […]

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Victims of crime sought for Independent Justice Panel‏

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner and Jonathan Mortimer, the independent Chairman of the Out of Court Disposal Scrutiny Panel, are today asking for victims of crime to come forward to help scrutinise the use of police cautions and other non-court penalties. The Panel was set up earlier in the year in response […]

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Extra Santa Story Trains on the NYMR: December 22

From the NYMR: Yuletide negotiators from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway have convinced the jolly man and his elves to squeeze an extra visit into their hectic schedule, to add an extra special day of services to the timetable when they welcome Father Christmas on-board the Santa Story Train: on Monday December 22. . Trips […]

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Stape Silver Band Christmas concert in Pickering church

Stape Silver Band, together with their Junior Band, are giving a concert at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Pickering, at 2.00 pm on Sunday December 14. The Band will be joined by Allerston Choir in an afternoon of Christmas music including plenty of carols. Tickets are £4.00 each, pay at the door, and all […]

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Kirk Theatre, Pickering

Musical Society seeks new manager for Youth Theatre

Pickering Musical Society Youth Theatre, based at the Kirk Theatre, is looking for a new Manager to replace Anne Mortlock who is stepping down in January. Requirements for the job, according to Anne, who has done it for the last five years, are “a sense of humour and hte ability to realise that the kids […]

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Office to let in Pickering

Office to let in the Memorial Hall at a very competitive price on a 6 monthly lease. For more information please contact us Mon-Fri 9am-12noon – 01751 477522.

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Free loft insulation from British Gas

British Gas are offering FREE loft and or cavity wall insulation, for anyone who needs it, as part of their “Energy Company Obligation”. So applicants don’t have to be a British Gas customer, or sign up with them. Enquiries can be made on line or by phone. They’ll do top-ups too, if existing insulation is […]

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Christmas entertainment at Pickering Library!

December is here and Pickering Library staff are preparing for Christmas! Come and join the celebrations. On Saturday 6th December at 1pm the library is opening its doors to children from Years 1 and 2 at Pickering Infants School. They will be entertaining everyone with Christmas songs. Come along and listen – it’s free to […]

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Live relays of Christmas shows

Live cinema relays will be bringing several big name Christmas productions to screens near to Pickering over the holiday period, specifically Helmsley Arts Centre (HAC), the Palace Cinema in Malton (PCM), the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough (SJT) and City Screen in York (CSY). The shows on offer are: “The Nutcracker”, the classic ballet for […]

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Free entry to Ryedale Folk Museum next weekend

From Ryedale Folk Museum: FREE ENTRY ALL WEEKEND! Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December, 10:30 – 15:30 We thought it would be really nice to give you the chance to create your own festive pictures this year, which can then be used digitally as, perhaps, an e-card, or printed out and decorated to create a unique […]

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Christmas shows

To get the best seats for the big shows on the most popular nights over the holiday season, you need to have booked long ago. But don’t despair, there are plenty of pantomimes and other Christmas shows which still have seats available. Here’s a roundup of the shows Pickering and nearby ; if you know […]

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Fryup A walk and a Fryup?

A walk and a Fryup?

Next weekend (December 6-7) already has two walks on offer, one with the Ryedale Walking Group on Saturday, and one with the Ramblers on Sunday, but if you’d like a further option, here it is. On Saturday December 6, the North Yorkshire Moors Association is organising a 7 mile walk from the Moors Centre at […]

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WEA talk on local wartime bombardment

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Santa’s sleigh on its way to Ryedale – with Lions

Santa and his sleigh are heading Ryedale way again with the Ryedale Lions Club on his pre-Christmas tour to meet the children around the district. Father Christmas will be making his debut at the switch-on of Pickering’s Christmas lights in the Market Place on Saturday, November 29 before climbing aboard his sleigh and calling at […]

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