Kirkby Calendars – Last few left!

For those of you who have not yet bought a calendar Jill tells us there are only a few left! Don’t hesitate if you want one for 2015. There are still some of the coloured Christmas Cards, with images from Kirkby showing the four season at All Saints. Or if you prefer there are packs […]

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Message from Nigel Richardson

Just about to leave Bucharest. Whilst things are still fresh in my mind I was lucky enough to be able to visit the various sites around Bucharest and Romania where the charity CHILDREN IN DISTRESS do splendid work helping abandoned children, children with physical disabilities, mental disabilities and all kinds of learning problems. The charity […]

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Get crafty this Christmas with museum’s courses

With the festive season fast approaching, Ryedale Folk Museum is offering the perfect opportunity to kick-start your creative Christmas with a programme of craft courses. Ryedale Folk Museum is championing handmade gifts for Christmas this year and is encouraging visitors to plan early and ‘make your own’. The museum is offering a selection of Christmas […]

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Potash Planning application latest

The North York Moors National Park Authority is expecting to receive a planning application from York Potash Ltd today 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 the […]

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Is fracking safe? Local talks to help you find out

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October walks with the Ryedale Walking Group

October walks with the Ryedale Walking Group, with a nice variety of distances. The first walk is on Saturday 4th October, in the Hambleton Hills, starting in Scawton. The walk is 7.5 miles (moderate) and with parking/start at 10.30am by The Green, Scawton (SE549836). The walk will be led by Andrew. For further details tel: […]

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New app helps make your home burglar-proof

North Yorkshire Police (NYP) has launched an on-line app to help you make sure you don’t become the victim of burglars. BurglarProof is a quick and easy step-by-step guide to help you assess your home’s security. A quarter of all burglaries are carried out by opportunist thieves taking advantage of an unlocked door or window. […]

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Doing Local History, talk at Pickering WEA

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October walks with the Ramblers

Here are the walks on offer in October with the Ryedale group of the Ramblers. 5th October Wheeldale Bridge 11 miles, grid ref. SE 803 970, Leader M Waind. 10.00 am start. AND Wharram Percy Car Park 10 miles, grid ref. SE 867 644, Leader N. Emery. 10.00 am start. No dogs allowed on either […]

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Disruption from railway work in Malton

If you are planning a visit to Malton during October or November 2014, and especially if you plan to take a train from Malton Station, note that Network Rail is replacing track in the Malton area during this period, and some disruption is inevitable. This work is essential for the smooth running of passenger services. […]

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Star at Harome retrieves Michelin star

The Star Inn, in Harome, near Helmsley, run by celebrity chef Andrew Pern, has regained the coveted Michelin star it held from 2002 to 2011, after inspectors found it served dishes with assured flavours and a skilled, classical style. It was one of only 14 restaurants in the UK to be upgraded to Michelin star […]

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Kirkbymoorside Calendar 2015

The latest calendar from the Kirkbymoorside History Group is now available – hot off the press! Those of you who went along to the WWI exhibition in the Church House Library yesterday were the first to see it. This year the KHG has decided to print just 50 copies, which are on sale from Children […]

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More from Frack Free Ryedale

Whether you are a committed opponent of fracking, or undecided and looking for more information, you might be interested in meetings organised by Frack  Free Ryedale including a talk by Ian Crane, an ex-oilfield executive, followed by a question and answer session. Meetings will take place in Helmsley on October 8, and Kirkby Misperton Village […]

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Dog fouling campaign

From Ryedale District Council: Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators and residents are being urged to add their support to a campaign to crackdown on irresponsible dog owners who do not pick up after their pet. Following consultation with local people Safer Ryedale are working in partnership to tackle dog fouling – one of the main complaints highlighted […]

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Choristers of Westminster Cathedral to give concert at Ampleforth

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A Month in the Country, a touring production from North Country Theatre

This year’s touring production from North County Theatre is  “A Month in the Country”, adapted from the novel of the same name by J.L. Carr, and directed by Nobby Dimon (who conceived the adaptation of “The 39 Steps”, still showing to widespread acclaim). Two men, an artist and an archaeologist, recently returned from the horrors […]

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Countryfile from the North York Moors

This Sunday’s BBC Countryfile (28 September) is set in the North York Moors National Park and highlights the One Man and his Dog competition, which this year is being held at Byland Abbey. Presenter Helen Skelton, with help from Tricia Hutchinson from Real Staithes, dyed a local fleece pink using brambles picked at Carr House […]

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Woman injured by falling scaffolding

From the York Press A 65-year-old woman was walking in Piercy End in Kirkbymoorside, when a piece of the scaffolding, which was being removed from around the HSBC branch, fell and hit her at about 11.45am today. A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police said the woman was airlifted to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough, and […]

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This week’s good cause (18/52): the RNLI

Going to France and back recently on the cross channel ferry, my thoughts naturally turned to ‘those in peril on the sea’, so this week’s charity is another well known one, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The RNLI describes itself, quite simply, as “the charity that saves lives at sea”. It provides, on call, a […]

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Cundalls’ house of the month: Kirkbymoorside

We’ve looked at houses around and about over the last few months, so for a change here is one actually in Kirkbymoorside. Westland is a three bedroom detached house in Westfields, large, south- facing so offering plenty of sunshine, and combining well-proportioned spacious family accommodation with immaculate presentation. Dating back to the 1950’s and built […]

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Helmsley Walled Garden Autumn Fair – Saturday 27th September

There will be stalls selling gifts, cards, cakes and produce. There is a tombola and a Grand Christmas raffle. The Vinehouse Café will be open for light refreshments and lunches and a bacon butty stand will be serving all morning. There is a bouncy castle for kids and 20% off plant sales all day. Starts […]

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Information on renewable energy

Yorkshire Energy Partnership and Ryedale District Council are working together to promote renewable energy technologies and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in our area. The RHI, launched earlier this year, is a Government scheme which pays householders to generate and use renewable energy for heating their home. Installing technologies such as ground- or air-source heat […]

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Ryedale District Council

Information for prospective District Councillors

Anyone interested in becoming a member of Ryedale District Council is invited to find out more about the role at an upcoming meeting. Ryedale District Council is holding an informal briefing for prospective candidates at Ryedale House, Malton, on Wednesday October 1, at 6.30pm. It will provide a wide range of information about what becoming […]

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BHF happy to collect donations of furniture and electricals

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Suspected thefts from local churches‏

Please be aware of a vagrant type male who is living rough and suspected of stealing from churches. He is believed to be in the Helmsley area but could of course visit other areas. Any sightings or suspicious circumstances, please ring the Police on 101 immediately. If you are involved with any church/chapel etc please […]

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On yer bike (horse, two feet ….)

Ryedale residents are being invited to add their views on plans to boost car-free routes in the district The Raising Cycling in Ryedale Group and Pickering Town Council are hosting a public meeting on Tuesday 30th September, at 7.30pm, Pickering Memorial Hall. The meeting is aimed at increasing the number of safe “greenway”, car-free routes between […]

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Frack Free Ryedale – Meeting tonight

We are very pleased to report that a lot of people have joined us through our website and in person recently, as fracking has been making headline news both locally, nationally and internationally over the last few weeks. Also, more and more of you have been getting in touch to ask how you can become […]

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New PCSO for Kirkbymoorside & Helmsley

I am delighted to make you aware that we have an additional PCSO working alongside our existing PCSO Sean Simpson in the Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside areas – a very large square mile area of rural countryside and towns as you will appreciate. I am sure that Sean and his colleagues will welcome this additional support […]

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Tesco’s no longer coming to Kirkbymoorside

The Town Council have forwarded the following from the company: We know that some people will be disappointed with this decision and we’re very grateful for the support we’ve received in the past for our plans. The shopping habits of our customers have changed in recent years, with more people choosing to shop online and […]

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Just over a week left to spot pink sheep

People have just over a week left to track down pink sheep hidden around the North York Moors, Howardian Hills and Yorkshire Coast. Ranging from cakes to giant sculptures, the sheep are being displayed as part of the ‘Lost Sheep in Pink Jersey’s’ campaign which finishes on 20 September. There are over 200 sheep on […]

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