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 […]

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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 […]

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Kirkby Fruit Pickers update

A news update from Kirkby Fruit Pickers about what is going on in the 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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. […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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Sight Support Ryedale fundraising event

This local charity, 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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Age UK needs your donations

From Carol and her team at Age UK Kirkbymoorside Please donate your unwanted items to Age UK in Kirkbymoorside; bags are available in the shop for you to pick up and fill with all your lovely donations. We are open 9-5 Monday to Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday, so you can shop and donate with […]

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North Country Theatre touring production of A Month in the Country

North Country Theatre made a welcome return to Helmsley Arts Centre last night with a revival of their 2002 production “A Month in the Country”, adapted from the 1980 novel of the same name by J.L. Carr. This is not the usual ‘ripping yarn’ we have some to expect from the company, but rather a […]

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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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Knit a tiny hat for Age UK

Can you knit? Got a spare half hour? Want to do something utterly daft, for a good cause? You knit a tiny little hat, to fit on the top of a bottle of an innocent smoothie (that’s a brand name, in case you haven’t come across them, they don’t use capitals), mail it to innocent, […]

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Fashion show for Marie Curie

  Raffle, prize draw, free goodie bag, canapes and a glass of fizz.  Tickets are £15, available from Bella di Notte, Sawmill Lane, Helmsley, tel 01439 770040. All proceeds to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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Looking for somewhere to call home…

We’re a professional couple looking for a house to rent in the Ryedale area. We’re looking for…. – A rural location – A home with some character – A garden, preferably with storage – We would like a long term let of at least 12 months What we can promise you… – A professional couple […]

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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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This week’s good cause (19/52): giving blood

This week we aren’t looking for money, or goods, or time (except in tiny amounts). We are, literally, after your life blood – but only in manageable quantities. Donated blood is a lifeline for many people needing long-term treatments, not just in emergencies. Your blood’s main components, red cells, plasma and platelets are vital for […]

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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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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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