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Business Grants for Digital Growth

New grants have been launched with the aim of helping North Yorkshire businesses (excluding York) take full advantage of digital technologies to boost competitiveness and help them grow. The aptly named Digital Advantage Project will encourage business growth through enhanced use of technology, with examples ranging from improved websites to ensuring integration of new digital […]

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One hour free parking in town centre car park

The offer of 1 hour free parking in the Town Farm Car Park has been agreed by Ryedale District Council at the request of the Town Council. The Town Council had requested that the free slot be available at any time during the day but RDC have applied the restriction to lunch time only. This […]

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Local builder takes his skills to Slovakia

Stephen Pickering owner of Stephen Pickering Traditional Building Services Ltd recently spent seven days in the small village of Lisov in Slovakia. He along with a number of other trainers helped to teach traditional building skills such as lime plastering and stonemasonry to the locals. Whilst onsite they were also involved in the building of […]

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Where will you get your prescriptions filled?

Kirkbymoorside chemist Towler’s has just circulated information about the recent letter from a national online company offering to dispense our prescriptions.  Towler’s called their circular “important information” and we agee, so we’re repeating it here in case you missed it.  This is what Rory and Jo Towler have to say: The letter has not been […]

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Farewell from the Penny Bank Cafe

Barbara and Remi wish to thank all our customers for your support, company and friendship during the last three years. We have pleasure in handing over to Mike, who will now be taking over the Penny Bank Café from Friday 14th April 2017. Good luck Mike! Many, many thanks. Barbara and Remi

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A bit of a change at Caroline’s

Regular clients visiting Caroline’s hair salon can’t have failed to notice there’s been a bit of early Spring cleaning going on. Beautiful new wallpaper and a complete freshen up with paint – all done by Caroline herself, is a great start to 2017 for this popular local business.   What they would have also spotted […]

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More on the HSBC closure

Following the announcement that the Kirkbymoorside branch of the HSBC will close on June 16, leaving the town without a bank, and with only one cash machine, townsfolk are reacting with regret and some anger. The mayor of Kirkbymoorside has said it is a “great shame” that the town will be left without any banks […]

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HSBC Bank Branch Closures – seeking your views.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has expressed its disappointment at HSBC’s decision to close a further 62 of its local branches. It adds to a wave of branch closures by the big banks in recent years, leaving many smaller businesses unable to access the counter services they need, including basic functions such as depositing […]

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Clebrate Christmas at Bils & Rye

Celebrate Christmas at Bils & Rye

Last week before Christmas and what better way to celebrate the year than with art, music, food and drink at Bils & Rye!   In conjunction with The Piano Workshop, we are delighted to offer an afternoon of music, sloe gin and mince pies! Oh and don’t forget the art…   Christmas Opening Times We […]

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Best dressed festive shop window

The 2016 Best Dressed shop window in Kirkbymoorside, as judged by Town Mayor, Angus Ashworth, has been awarded to Marie Atkinson at Home Decorating Centre, 7 Market Place, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6AA.

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Can you provide a Safe Place?

Up to 140 public sector organisations across North Yorkshire, including libraries, leisure centres, Citizen’s Advice Bureaux, TransPennine train stations and community and children’s centres, have registered as Safe Places – but more are needed. Safe Places help people who may need a little extra help and support while out and about in their community. People […]

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Invitation to a free event for Yorkshire small businesses

The National Small Business Saturday campaign tour bus is coming to Helmsley on Wednesday November 2nd from 10am to 1pm and there are lots of opportunities for small businesses and local authority members from across the whole area to come along and get free advice and marketing materials about the campaign, as well as some […]

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Ryedale Business Awards

Nominations are now open for Ryedale’s first business awards event to recognise and celebrate what great businesses we have in our area. Winners will be announced over a celebratory breakfast served to the nominees and their guests at the White Swan, Ampleforth, on 24th January 2017, hosted by Vale Radio. Anna Lupton, owner of the […]

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Far East Evening at the Penny Bank Cafe – Oct. 15th

Another evening to remember at the Penny Bank cafe. Phone 01751 432606 to make your reservation.

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Bils & Rye open gallery in Kirkbymoorside

New gallery to open in Kirkbymoorside

After nearly four years building up their gallery business, Kate & Nick Bentley were finally seduced by the old White Horse hotel in Kirkbymoorside. The task of moving the business, with over 1000 exhibits the five miles has begun with a scheduled opening date of 3rd September 2016. The new gallery space will kick off […]

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Italian night at the Penny Bank

On Saturday 27th August – 6.30 – 8.30pm – Questo cibo e molto buono!!

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Kirkbymoorside barber denies retirement rumour

The town’s popular and long established barber has asked the blog to scotch some recent rumours that he is about to retire. Nor has he won the lottery or is suffering from a serious illness (other rumours he’s recently heard!). Rob looks forward to continue working in the town for many years to come but […]

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What is the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme?

You can’t tell a restaurant’s hygiene standards by how clean and tidy their staff look. It’s the things you can’t see – like germs spread by bad hygiene practices – that you need to consider. A food hygiene rating inspection checks all the things you can’t see. Each business is given their hygiene rating when […]

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Mexican Evening at the Penny Bank Cafe, Kirkbymoorside

Mexican evening at the Penny Bank

On the 29th and 30th July – 2 courses £15, three courses £20 – bookings taken from 6.30 – 8.00pm.

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New Airbnb accommodation opens in Kirkby

If you are looking for a comfortable town centre location for visiting family and friends this summer here’s an option run by Sarah and Chris Ware. Their description: Sarah & Chris have recently opened up their home 6 Crown Square to guests, offering friendly and relaxed accommodation in the privacy of their guest suite. Overlooking […]

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The Arcubus Ensemble come to Helmsley

Founded by Julian Collings in 2015 with the primary objective of promoting the choral music of Russell Hepplewhite through both performances and recordings the Arcubus Ensemble will perform at Helmsley Arts Centre on Sat. July 2nd. In addition the group presents a series of Sunday afternoon recitals at St Mary-le-Bow in the City of London […]

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‘Love My Hair’ opens in Kirkbymoorside

An eye-catching hair and beauty salon has recently opened with owner Kirsty Lawrence returning to where her hairdressing career began. Five years spent at Goodies was followed by her going freelance and now she’s excited at having her own salon for the first time. She offers a full range of hair treatments and also has […]

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Polish Night at the Penny Bank Cafe, Kirkbymoorside

Polish night at the Penny Bank Cafe

On the 24th and 25th June – 2 courses £15, three courses £20 – bookings taken from 6.30 – 8.00pm.

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David Duggleby Antiques & Fine Art Auctioneers

Free Antiques Valuation Day at Beadlam Grange Farm Shop

On Friday the 10th of June, 10.30am-2.30pm. Our valuation days are open to anyone who wishes to come along for free valuations and advice on antiques and fine art they may wish to sell. This includes: Ceramics, Glass, Clocks & Watches, Fine Art, Silver & Jewellery, Coins, Medals & Militaria, Books, Postcards, Furniture & Rugs. […]

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New barbers opens in Kirkbymoorside

Mark John Barbering opened his doors today and by the time I got there at 10am two customers had already passed through. Mark has 18 years of hairdressing experience and comes from Pickering. He offers traditional as well as modern cuts and especially welcomes youngsters with superhero aprons and lollies to help them feel comfortable. […]

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Summer’s here – time to get the logs in

It may seem to odd to be thinking about your winter fuel store as we finally get to enjoy some decent weather but maybe not. Last week I ordered our usual two loads from local supplier Brian Pask Logs and within hours they’d been delivered. The timing could not have been better as we had […]

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Broadband & Business Forum

Hosted by Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton – Friday 10th June 2016 – Galtres Centre, Market Place, Easingwold. Morning session on superfast broadband. A presentation from Superfast North Yorkshire with presentation and Q&A sessions from BT, EE, Vodafone, Boundless, Moorsweb, Clannet, Beeline & OpenSignal.

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Curry Night at the Penny Bank

Curry Night at Penny Bank Cafe‏

Friday 22nd and Saturday 23th of April, 2016. Bookings taken from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Please telephone the cafe on 01751 432606 to book table.

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Warning re Door to Door Sellers – Pedlar’s Certificate explained

A recent number of instances have occurred whereby persons are going door-to-door on the pretext of selling household items. Reports from Police Officers and North Yorkshire Police intelligence suggests that many of these persons have previous convictions for burglary and may be using the activity of peddling to either commit or “recce” for such future […]

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New picture framing business in Appleton-le-moors

Artists John Creighton and his wife Anne Thalheim have opened a new picture framing business from their studio in Appleton-le-Moors. Picture framing service From budget to full archive quality. Framing with an artist’s eye for detail. We also make high quality gicle prints of art works and photographs. Telephone : 01751 417888 Please do leave […]

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