This week’s good cause (21/52): Cats Protection

A few weeks ago we featured the Ryedale Dog Rescue, and so we must now even the balance with a piece on the nation’s other favourite pet, the cat. There are no dedicated local cat charities that we know of (if you know of one, do tell us), so we are dedicating this to the […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · Jean Richards ·

Tags: ,

Sheep theft warning

North Yorkshire Police is warning farmers across the county to be vigilant after a rise in the number of sheep thefts across the county. Since mid-September, 228 lambs and sheep have been reported stolen from farms near Kirkbymoorside, Fewston near Harrogate, Skipton, Settle and Thornton Le Clay, York. The breeds which have been taken include […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · Jean Richards ·

Tags: ,

Money saving offer for heating oil

With winter just around the corner, Ryedale residents who use oil as their main heating source could save money on their bills – thanks to a new scheme backed by Ryedale District Council and Scarborough Borough Council.  Residents can reap the financial benefits of being part of Oil Buying Co-operatives – saving up to 10% […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · Jean Richards ·

Tags: ,

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · admin ·

Tags: ,

Hunt the board

From Kirkbymoorside Environment Group   The A Board, on which we advertise the Give or Take Days etc. has gone missing. It was standing outside Barclays when last seen, but apparently some lads were fooling around with street bins etc. at the weekend. Please could everyone look out for it? It may be tucked away […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · Jean Richards ·

Spine chilling theatre in York

Welcome to the Susan Hill scary play month! Later in November, York Theatre Royal has The Woman in Black, now celebrating its 25th year in the West End. Over 7 million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most chilling and successful theatre events ever staged. A lawyer engages a sceptical […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · Jean Richards ·

Tags: ,

November highlights at Helmsley Arts Centre

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · Jean Richards ·

Tags:

A view of Kirkbymoorside

I spotted this account of the town on a new website called ‘The Beneficiary of Neglect‘ whose author, Peter Munt-Davies, kindly agreed to let me post it here. I hope you enjoy it and pay his site a visit too. Peter would be keen for contributions to this project which celebrates the individuality of places […]

Read full story · Comments { 1 } · admin ·

The voice of Margaret Thatcher at York University

In its most enduring sketch, Spitting Image imagines Margaret Thatcher treating her Cabinet to lunch. She orders a steak, and the waiter asks: “What about the vegetables?” Surveying the room, she replies imperiously: “They’ll have the same.” It is an amusing punchline, but Steve Nallon, who impersonated Thatcher’s voice for the puppetry satire, believes it […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · Jean Richards ·

Tags: ,

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · Jean Richards ·

Tags: ,

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · Jean Richards ·

Tags:

Another Community Juicing Day, next Sunday

You can also find more information on the blog, here.

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · Jean Richards ·

Tags: , ,

Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan

Police and Crime Commissioner to visit Kirkbymoorside

Your opportunity to discuss crime and policing concerns face to face with P&CC Julia Mulligan at Kirkbymoorside Library on Thursday 6th November between 10am and noon. Kindly note that these meetings are by appointment only. To book your appointment call 01423 569562. Says Julia Mulligan: “As Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, I am […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · admin ·

Tags: ,

Gladman’s Appeal

West Fields – Gladman’s Appeal Against Ryedale’s Refusal To Grant Them Planning Permission The Government Inspector is to begin the Public Inquiry at 10.00 on Tuesday 28th October at The Council Chamber, Ryedale District Council, Ryedale House, Malton, YO17 7HH. The Inquiry is likely to last for four days. A good turnout, especially at the […]

Read full story · Comments { 1 } · admin ·

Tags: ,

Kirkby Fruit Project update

A news update from Kirkby Fruit Project: This year we have had a number of new volunteers join us and a couple of new orchards donating fruit, hopefully they all decide to stick with us for a while. We were given the opportunity to have some input to the apple event at RV Roger last […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · Jean Richards ·

Tags: ,

Christmas fair at Castle Howard for NSPCC

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · Jean Richards ·

Tags: , ,

Town Council consider Neighbourhood Plan proposal

The first steps in creating a Neighbourhood Plan for Kirkbymoorside have been put to the town council. Planning consultant Kathryn Jukes told councillors it was vital the local community was behind the venture, which would highlight the potential need to earmark sites for such things as homes, employment and larger school accommodation. She said views […]

Read full story · Comments { 4 } · admin ·

Tags:

Ryedale District Council

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · Jean Richards ·

Tags: , ,

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · Jean Richards ·

Tags: , ,

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · Jean Richards ·

Tags:

Give or Take Day, this Sunday

Kirkbymoorside’s popular Give or Take Day returns this coming Sunday, October 26. If you are new to the idea, this is how it works.  You can donate more or less anything that is legal (no pets or children) and in a condition where someone might get some use out of it – and think broadly […]

Read full story · Comments { 1 } · Jean Richards ·

Tags: ,

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · Jean Richards ·

Tags: ,

This week’s good cause (20/52): York Theatre Royal

This week we have another break from the sorrows of the world all requiring our attention, time and money, and look instead at something designed for pleasure – with a little education thrown in. A theatre. Specifically York Theatre Royal which has launched a £500,000 fundraising appeal to reach its target for a £4.1m redevelopment. […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · Jean Richards ·

Tags: , ,

Eyes down for a night of Bingo

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · admin ·

Tags: ,

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · admin ·

Tags: ,

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: […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · Jean Richards ·

Tags: ,

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · admin ·

Tags:

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · admin ·

Tags: ,

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 1 } · admin ·

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 } · admin ·

Tags:

google-site-verification: google7d15a7ad03ac6ad9.html