Police and Crime Commissioner election

An election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire takes place on Thursday. As a householder I have so far received information from Julia Mulligan, the present incumbent.  Full stop.  I don’t know who the other candidates are, or even if there are other candidates. So as blog editor, I did a bit […]

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Changes to waste recycling centre arrangements

North Yorkshire County Council has made some changes to the way they operate the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) network* to reduce costs in response to tightening budgets. These include charging for the acceptance of tyres, and the new opening hours across all sites of 8:30am to 5.00pm from April to September and 8:30am to […]

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New parking arrangements to encourage visitors

From Ryedale District Council: The Council is promoting a transferrable Pay and Display car park ticket to encourage visitors to make the most of their day out in Ryedale. Residents and visitors to Ryedale now have the opportunity to purchase a parking ticket in any long stay pay and display car park, which is then […]

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Found (or rather landed) – radio controlled aeroplane

Radio-controlled model aircraft found in garden on Dale End on the afternoon of Sunday 1st May. Tel: 01751 431977 UPDATE plane and owner now re-united thanks to the blog!!

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Anna Crossland completes the 2016 London Marathon

Kirkby marathon runner’s success

Anna Crosland ran the London Marathon in aid of ‘Children in Distress’ and is hoping that with all of the generous donations and a raffle that she had at work she should raise more than £1500. I feel very honoured to have the ability to run the London Marathon and for such a good cause. […]

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Has anyone lost a canary?

One turned up here at Adela Shaw, Kirkbymoorside this mornng for my wild bird food. Quite tame. It has flown into our house…so it is here if anyone wants to claim it. We cannot keep it as we have 2 cats. Please get in touch – sandpiper4751 @ googlemail.com – Sandra

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Kirkby Day 2016

Tried to capture the day, from the tractor run, the childrens’s races, the Tour de Yorkshire and the 10K so here they are in one giant slideshow. Couldn’t be everywhere and whilst down on the A170 the 5K race was finishing so didn’t manage to capture that. Also – doh – I forgot to change […]

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Kirkbymoorside Golf Club Raises Over £3,000 For Ryedale Carers’ Charity

Kirkbymoorside Golf Club raises £3k for charity

Kirkbymoorside Golf Club has presented a cheque for £3,133.63 to the charity Ryedale Carers Support. The sum was raised by Kirkbymoorside Captains Bob Crawford and Steph Hill during their year in office. Ryedale Carers Support is a local voluntary organisation and registered charity that provides practical and emotional help for carers, the people they care […]

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Annual Kirkdale Lecture on May 7

The Friends of St Gregory’s Minster, a delightful Saxon church in nearby Kirkdale, arrange an annual lecture to co-incide with their Friends Weekend and Annual General Meeting. The 2016 Kirkdale Lecture will be given, at St Gregory’s Minster, by Professor S A J Bradley under the title Lord Danby’s Physic Garden & the Hidden Archives […]

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Wanted – a shed

If anyone has a 6×8′ shed that is surplus to requirements please get in touch. A local cycling enthusiast needs somewhere to store his bikes which are currently taking up space in his living room! Price to be agreed. Thanks

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This week’s good cause (46/52): Cancer Research UK

Like last week’s good cause, this one came to mind from press coverage. We’ve had both the main cancer care charities, Marie Curie and Macmillan, and York Cancer Research, but not the obvious one that gets to the root of the problem: Cancer Research UK. And the press coverage?  The death from cancer at only […]

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TdY 70-metre high land art unveiled

A giant piece of “land art” has been unveiled to mark Stage Three of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire cycle race on the top of Sutton Bank. The whopping 70m high, 40m wide white painting on the grassy airfield at the Yorkshire Gliding Club is next to one of the race’s toughest ascents and has […]

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York Theatre Royal revamped and Brideshead Revisted

York Theatre Royal re-opened last Friday after a £6 million re-fit, with the first ever stage adaptation of “Brideshead Revisited”. There are changes in the auditorium, with the back of the old stalls now blocked off, and the new stalls rising gently to meet the dress circle, with much improved sight lines all round, as […]

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Kirkby Day: more on the media

Following the interviews about Kirkby Day on Georgey Spanswick’s breakfast show on BBC Radio York this morning, the item was picked up by BBC Local Live for York and North Yorkshire. Click here for the report, and pictures of Malcolm Richardson and John Simmonds at the beatifully decorated roundabout this morning (the items are timed, […]

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Kirkby on the radio

Kirkby Day was on the radio this morning when Malcolm Richardson and John Simmonds were interviewed for Georgey Spanswick at Breakfast on BBC Radio York. Malcolm and his team were responsible for decorating the town with bunting and painting the  yellow and blue bicycles on display along the A170. John is one one of the […]

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The Tempest by the Flanagan Collective

Community Theatre shout out

In September 2014, The Flanagan Collective moved home to a 17th Century converted Watermill in Stillington, North Yorkshire. They were looking for a place to house artists, rehearse shows and, ultimately, present work. Now they launch their first production At The Mill – an ambitious, promenade production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. But not only that, […]

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Common Ground by Rob Cowen

Common ground for local author Rob Cowen

In partnership with Ryedale Book Festival, the National Park is very excited to be welcoming award-winning local author Rob Cowen, to The National Park Visitor Centre, Danby where he will be talking about his work at an event 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on 19 June. Sally Smith, Events and Exhibition Coordinator at the National […]

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Policing of Tour de Yorkshire

With thousands of spectators set to flock to our area this weekend for the Tour de Yorkshire (Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May 2016), North Yorkshire Police will be on hand to support the safe and secure running of the event. Hosted by Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation, the cycle race is […]

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Person placing vote in ballot box

PCC election and EU referendum

From Ryedale District Council: Preparations are underway for the two polls taking place in Ryedale this year – the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Election in May and the EU Referendum in June. Residents who are eligible to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner election on 5 May 2016 should have received a […]

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Snow go for the Tour?

Snow go: With just three days to the Tour de Yorkshire, this is what part of the route looks like this morning: Thanks to the Yorkshire Post for this photo.  More pictures here.

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More walks with Ryedale Walking Group

The Ryedale Walking Group will be doing the following walks in the first half of May, including the first evening walk of the year, so you can walk after work and enjoy the twilight. The evening walk is on Tuesday 3rd May, to Howl Dale and Orchan Dale (5.5 miles easy) 450ft. Park/Start: 6:30pm East […]

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Ryedale Festival prequel in York

The Ryedale Festival introduces its 2016 season to York audiences with a Double Concert in York’s two great medieval halls, Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, Fossgate, and Merchant Taylors’ Hall, Aldwark. Two short contrasting concerts are performed twice; the audiences will change places either side of the interval. In the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, the Heath Quartet evoke […]

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Forthcoming talk on the RNLI

Support your local lifeboat – the official charity of the Tour de Yorkshire. Talk by Mike Russell Coxswain of Whitby Lifeboat: “The work of the RNLI Lifeboats – saving lives at sea” on Tuesday 10 May 2016 at 7.30pm at Kirkbymoorside Methodist Church Schoolroom All welcome Admission by donation to the RNLI Refreshments Souvenir stall

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North Yorkshire remains the safest county in England

Official figures show North Yorkshire has lowest crime rate in England. Published yesterday (Thursday 21 April 2016), the “Crime Statistics for England and Wales, year ending December 2015” report has placed the North Yorkshire Police area as the lowest crime location in England. There were a total of 36,335 crimes in North Yorkshire giving a […]

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Cinema at Helmsley Arts Centre

Fancy a night at the pictures? Here’s a list of forthcoming films at the Helmsley Arts Centre.

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May walks with the Ramblers

Spring seems to be here at last, and the Ramblers are out walking five times in May, hoping to enjoy the sunshine. 1st May: 10.00 am start. Rudland Rigg, North of Hope Inn Farm, 10 miles, grid ref. SE 662 920, Leader A. Strickland.  No dogs allowed. 8th May: 10.00 am start. Sutton Bank V.C.C.Park. […]

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Kirkbymoor Cider for 10k winners

Kirkby Fruit Project has teamed up with the organisers of the 10k to offer prizes of its new craft cider to race winners – with apple juice for the juniors! A bottle of the new Kirkbymoor Cider, which is to be launched on May 1st as part of the Kirkby Day celebrations, will go to […]

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Looking great Kirkbymoorside

Congratulations to everyone who has lent a hand in the preparations for the Tour de Yorkshire –  the town is looking amazing: Just a reminder of the route –         

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Good cause update: fresh produce from Botton

Botton Village near Danby, run by the Camphill Trust to provide homes for people with special needs, featured as one of our good causes some time ago.  We mentioned that this is a working community producing a range of goods for sale as well as domestic consumption. The good news is that some of these […]

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Great music in beautiful places: Welcome to the Ryedale Festival 2016

Great music, outstanding performers, beautiful venues, scenic countryside, a unique and friendly atmosphere: welcome to the 2016 Ryedale Festival.  The full programme is now available to download from the Festival website. Introducing the programme, Artistic Director Christopher Glynn said: The late music of Beethoven takes centre stage, including all of his late string quartets. These […]

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