The Apprentice star Nick Hewer will be the guest of honour at the NSPCC Christmas Fair at Castle Howard will this year. Nick will visit the Christmas fair, which last year raised some £40,000 for the children’s charity, and starts on the evening of Thursday, November 6, running through Friday and Saturday. Nick said: “I […]
A grant to protect fish and to improve their habitats has been donated to The Pickering Fisheries Association. The Duchy of Lancaster has awarded the group the money to help protect the river banks of Pickering Beck from erosion and to improve the habitat of native Brown Trout and other fish in the water. Tony […]
The Welcoming Cyclists Workshop course will give delegates a broader appreciation of the value, character and requirements of the cycling market and the wider changes occurring in cycle tourism. Delegates will learn how to: • identify the needs and expectations of different kinds of cyclists • identify and capitalise on local opportunities for cycling • […]
More than 200 students and their parents attended an event at Ryedale School to showcase career options in Ryedale. Ryedale District Council and North Yorkshire Business and Education Partnership (NYBEP) organised the event to help young people understand the many career options available locally with Ryedale businesses. 23 colleges, local employers and training providers took […]
Another Halloween treat: the ruins of Whitby Abbey will be spookily illuminated nightly from Wednesday October 29 to Saturday November 1, from 6.00 to 8.30 pm. Cast light on a dark history. See Bram Stoker’s inspiration for Dracula in a new light as Whitby Abbey is illuminated with dramatic coloured floodlighting. As you explore its […]
The funeral of a former secretary of Kirkbymoorside Brass Band takes place on Friday. Alan Martin, of Pickering, died on October 16, aged 73. He had lived in the town for more than 40 years and had been involved with Kirkbymoorside band for many of those. He was also a civil engineer for North Yorkshire […]
Sadly, I have to inform you that construction of the bund has been put on hold due to adverse ground conditions. Recent heavy rain has resulted in the site becoming waterlogged, so the contractors have made the decision to move off site until it has dried sufficiently to proceed in safety. There is still around […]
From Ryedale Citizens Advice Bureau In November 2014 Ryedale Citizens Advice Bureau is presenting a Senior Citizen Warm Winter Health Package Week, in time to prepare consumers for winter by offering free, impartial and confidential advice to help consumers save energy, cut their bills and get all the support they are entitled to. Many older […]
Here are the walks on offer in November with the Ryedale group of the Ramblers. 2nd November: Lockton Cemetary 10 miles, grid ref. SE 847 898, Leader L. Dickie. 10.00 am start. No dogs allowed. 9th November: Appleton-le-Moors 9 miles, grid ref. SE 736 878, Leader N. Emery. 10.00 am start. No dogs allowed. AND: […]
Once again we are looking forward to our annual Bingo fundraiser. As in previous year it is to be held at the Railway Club, Norton, Malton from 7.30pm. This is one of the many events that The Friends of Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource put on throughout the year. All welcome for a great night […]
On Friday 31st October Ryedale Folk Museum is inviting you to experience their enchanted grounds at night – with plenty of strange goings on! Ryedale Folk Museum’s popular annual family Halloween Party is back! Witches, zombies, ghosts and fairies alike are all invited to attend the spooktacular party where young visitors will be kept captivated […]
Many of you will be aware already that Yorkshire Water is again appealing for further help in respect of what appears to be septic tank waste or grease trap waste that is being illegally discharged into the public sewer network in Sinnington – and potentially into the river – and on this occasion I have […]
From treasure hunts and high-octane thrills to spooky crafts and autumnal activities, there’s plenty happening in the North York Moors this October half term. Information on all events and details of how to book can be found here. The National Trust’s Old Coastguard Station at Robin Hood’s Bay is the place to head on Saturday […]
For the new Dad’s Army Feature Film we are looking for males and females to be extras in Yorkshire. The Requirements You must be aged 25-90 years old You must have easy access for filming in Yorkshire Filming date: October & November 2014 (the specific dates that you are required will depend on the role […]
Halloween is traditionally a night when children enjoy dressing up and going ‘trick or treating’ around houses in the neighbourhood. Many householders are happy to hand over sweets or biscuits to children who are just having fun. However, occasionally groups of young people knock at every door whether they know the residents or not, demanding […]
Sight Support Ryedale, which offers activities and support to people across Ryedale with sight impairments, is holding a fashion show in Norton on 25th November.
Much as we try, here at the blog, to be topical, and not start thinking about Christmas just yet, we can’t really resist it because all the good things are booking up fast, including the Santa Specials on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Join Santa and his special helpers for some festive fun this Christmas, […]
Saturday 26th October, 10-12.00 noon at Pickering Memorial Hall. Everyone welcome.
The York Guildhall Orchestra opens its 35th season next Saturday, October 16, with a concert featuring two pieces by Mendelssohn and two by Sibelius. The orchestra continues its journey though the works of Sibelius with his second symphony, and one of his smaller tone poems The Swan of Tuonela. The Mendelssohn pieces are the Overture […]
The North York Moors, Coast and Hills (NYMCH) LEADER Programme is seeking 11 representatives from the voluntary and private sectors to join an Executive Group that will decide how a pot of around £3 million can best be spent. Proposals for a new LEADER Programme to run for six years from 1 January 2015 were […]
At our meeting this coming Wednesday, the 15th October, our speaker is Linda Turnbull from the North Yorkshire County Record Office. Yes, we have seen Linda before, and we welcome her back with some further insight into the depths of the archives in a talk about Quarter Sessions records. Quarter Sessions records are a really […]
Pickering solicitors Ellis Larkin & Co, are offering to write your will without charge, provided you make a donation to local charities. They are taking part in ‘Ryedale Charities Will Week’, a scheme whereby local solicitors, five of them this year, support Ryedale Charities Together and at the same time encourage people to make a […]
The autumn touring production from the ever inventive theatre company Northern Broadsides is Oliver Goldsmith’s “She Stoops to Conquer”. It’s the 18th century. Town and country, old and new collide at Mr Hardcastle’s ancestral home – the shabby and unchic Liberty Hall. Confined within these provincial walls the excessively coiffured Mrs Hardcastle pines for the […]
At the end of September, the North York Moors National Park Authority received a planning application from York Potash Ltd for the development of a new potash mine to the south of Whitby, the underground extraction of polyhalite from beneath the National Park and the construction of a tunnel through the National Park to transport […]
From the Fight For Vera Fund: The Fight for Vera Fund will be running a Pie & Pea train on Saturday 11th October, 2014. The service will be pre book only due to the high numbers of people around that day. Pie & Peas will be served on the 1657 & 2032 ex Grosmont and […]
It is now 70 years since the Normandy beach landings, but for three days, the clocks will be turned back to the 1940s as part of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s annual ‘Railway in Wartime’ weekend, running from 10 to 12 October 2014. During the Railway in Wartime weekend, anyone travelling along the historic railway […]
Next week sees two new exhibitions open at the Inspired by… gallery, Danby. Lingering Presence brings together the work of photographer Phil Cornelius, pastel artist Keith Blessed and candle-maker Chris Jones, while Quilting for all Seasons highlights quilted works by the Cleveland Fibre Arts textile group. Both exhibitions start on 15 October and entry is […]
Friday 10th – Sunday 12th October 2014 Showcasing a full weekend of daytime entertainments from an era long ago, including 1940’s performers, indoor and outdoor vintage and militaria stalls, afternoon tea dance, outdoor WWII battle re-enactments and living history displays, cabaret show, burlesque workshop, best dressed competition, big band evening dances, onsite camping and car […]
A large quantity of horse tack including 4 saddles, bridles, head collars, riding hats, bits and brushes was stolen from a shed near Thornton Dale (Maltongate) overnight 6th-7th Oct. If you have any information about suspicious vehicles or persons, or have been offered items for sale, please ring the Police on 101 quoting Reference Number […]
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- Woody Debris Dams for flood protection April 13, 2012
- Pickering Jubilee Celebrations May 14, 2012
- New blog gets Pickering’s message on the web June 13, 2012
- Pickering social media surgery success June 15, 2012
- Nick Hewer guest of honour at NSPCC Christmas Fair October 23, 2014
- Pickering Fisheries receive cash boost October 23, 2014
- Welcoming Cyclists at Forest & Vale Hotel – 19th November October 23, 2014
- Careers boost for young people October 22, 2014
- Halloween illuminations at Whitby Abbey October 22, 2014