Feedback needed on new Police Plan for North Yorkshire

Following a comprehensive consultation with the public across North Yorkshire, Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan, has unveiled a refreshed draft Police and Crime Plan.  She now wants to know if you agree with the goals and objectives she has set for the Chief Constable. The four priorities for North Yorkshire Police are: Protect Vulnerable […]

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RDC scoops top dog award

Efforts by Ryedale District Council to deal with stray dogs in the district have earned a top award. For the second year in a row Ryedale District Council has earned an RSPCA Gold Footprint for its efforts to deal with stray dogs in regard to animal welfare. Around 100 stray dogs a year are looked […]

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Christmas Craft Fair at the Moors National Park Centre

Christmas wrapped up at National Park Centres

The Moors National Park Centre’s popular annual Christmas Fair takes place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November celebrating the very best of local arts, crafts and seasonal gifts. Doors open at 10.30am and entry is free. On 29 and 30 November, Sutton Bank National Park Centre will be holding a Christmas shopping weekend with […]

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Free water saving information pack

Whether you’re on a water meter or not, there are always good reasons to save water. It could be to reduce your water and energy bills, or to help ease the pressure on local rivers and reservoirs to protect local wildlife. Yorkshire Water is offering a free water saving information pack. The pack includes a […]

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Come and see the Witches of Beck Isle

Again this year Beck Isle Museum is holding a special Halloween event over two days during half term. This event has been made possible by sponsorship from local Pickering Garage, Enterprise Motors Limited. Beck Isle Museum’s Victorian schoolroom will be converted to a Witches Coven, there will be an opportunity for visitors to take a […]

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Get ready for winter

On Thursday 30th October Pickering Library will be hosting a ‘Get Ready for Winter’ event. A number of organisations will be attending and giving advice on how to keep warm and safe. If you’re struggling to pay bills come and chat to Age UK. From pensions credit to claiming benefits they will help you make […]

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Nick Hewer guest of honour at NSPCC Christmas Fair

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 […]

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Pickering Fisheries receive cash boost

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 […]

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Welcoming Cyclists at Forest & Vale Hotel – 19th November

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 • […]

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Careers boost for young people

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 […]

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Halloween illuminations at Whitby Abbey

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 […]

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Funeral arrangements: Alan Martin

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 […]

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Pickering Flood Scheme delayed

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 […]

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Senior citizens Warm Winter week

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 […]

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November walks with the Ramblers

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: […]

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November 17th – Bingo Night fundraiser

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 […]

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Make this Halloween a memorable one!

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 […]

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Illegal river dumping in Sinnington

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 […]

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Half term events in the National Park

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 […]

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Be a Film Extra in Dad’s Army – Filming in Yorkshire – can you help?‏

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 […]

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Have a happy Halloween!

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 […]

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Fashion fundraising event

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.

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Santa Specials on the NYMR booking up fast

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,  […]

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Fairtrade Coffee Morning

Saturday 26th October, 10-12.00 noon at Pickering Memorial Hall. Everyone welcome.

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York Guildhall Orchestra concert, next Saturday

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 […]

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People needed for LEADER Executive Group

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 […]

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Meeting – Ryedale Family History Group

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 […]

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Where there’s no will, there’s still a way

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 […]

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She Stoops to Conquer

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 […]

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Potash application documents now online‏

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 […]

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