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County Council elections on May 4

With the elections to North Yorkshire County Council happening later this week, we have only had two responses to our request for policy statements from the candidates for the Kirkbymoorside division.  Thank you, Martin Brampton and Steve Mason. To remind you, the candidates for the Kirkbymoorside Division are: • Joy Andrews (Liberals) • Val Arnold (Conservatives) […]

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County Council election candidates announced

Voters in North Yorkshire will go to the polls on Thursday, May 4, to elect their county councillors to represent them for the next four years. The list of candidates standing in these elections has now been released. There are six constituencies or ‘divisions’ in Ryedale. The candidates for the Kirkbymoorside Division are: • Joy Andrews […]

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Public Rights of Way – Your Views Matter

North Yorkshire County Council’s Countryside Access Service is reviewing how it manages and maintains the county’s public rights of way network. We are now formally consulting the public on a new proposed approach to prioritising management and maintenance of public rights of way within North Yorkshire, excluding those managed on our behalf by The North […]

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North Yorkshire County Council Planning Committee given green light to fracking

Despite overwhelming public protest fracking given go ahead

Our town councils have voted against it, our district council have voted against it, the majority of local residents don’t want it but Yorkshire County Council, by a vote of 7-4, have given the go-ahead to fracking. Media coverage BBC Guardian Daily Mail Please share your thoughts on this decision below:

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County Council votes for tax increase to prioritise frontline services

In case you haven’t heard North Yorkshire County Council on Feb 25th voted overwhelmingly for a general council tax increase of 1.99 per cent, as well as a 2 per cent social care precept in the light of the council’s savings requirement and the need to prioritise frontline services. Even with the tax increases the […]

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North Yorkshire County Council community awards 2016 open for nominations

The 2016 North Yorkshire County Council community awards to recognise and celebrate voluntary work carried out by people and organisations countywide are now open for nominations. The award categories are as follows: Best community project award – the best community project award will recognise a specific community project that has resulted in real benefits for […]

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Young people’s views sought on North Yorkshire

Young people are being asked to complete a survey about their aspirations and their thoughts on life in North Yorkshire, including jobs, transport and technology. A group of Young Advisors employed by North Yorkshire County Council were requested by Business and Enviromental Services to ask young people some questions about life in North Yorkshire. The […]

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Council launches community awards scheme

North Yorkshire County Council have launched a new community awards scheme to recognise and celebrate voluntary work carried out by people and organisations countywide. Winners will receive £1,000 towards their project, group or nominated local charity. Backed by the Council’s new Chairman, the award categories are as follows: Best community project award The best community […]

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Adult education courses in Ryedale

North Yorkshire County Council has announced a wide selection of courses available in the coming year to adult learners wishing to improve their skills or simply learn a new one and have fun. Courses in Kirkbymoorside are heavily skewed to the art, craft and design group, for example lots of courses on watercolours for all […]

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Hardcore, rubble and plasterboard waste disposal

There is now a charge for the disposal of hardcore, rubble and plasterboard waste types. This type of waste, created from improvements, repairs and alterations to a home or domestic property is not household waste and we have no legal duty to accept it. See our hardcore and rubble page for more information on the […]

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Changes to local bus services

A reader to the blog, Tracy Battensby, has alerted us to the proposed changes in local bus services as a result of North Yorkshire County Council having to make severe cuts in their expenditure. Tracy, who works in Ampleforth, uses Stephenson’s 31/31x service all week to get to and from work and will be badly […]

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Foster Care Fortnight starts today

Foster Care Fortnight is the annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and is the UK’s biggest foster carer recruitment campaign. This year’s Foster Care Fortnight runs from today until Sunday 26 May 2013 with a call for people to get in the frame across the UK.. The campaign aims to highlight the need for […]

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Vote!

Don’t forget that it is election day today, for all seats on the North Yorkshire County Council. Just to remind you again, there are four candidates for the Kirkbymoorside seat: Angus Alexander (UKIP), Val Arnold (Conservative), Judy Dixon (Labour) and Nelly Trevelyan (Liberal). It’s a lovely bright sunny day, so no excuses, go out and […]

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Pavement Parking Campaign

Due to an increase in vehicles driving and parking on pavements, Pickering & District Civic Society are trying to get the local authorities to agree to a co-ordinated publicity campaign to highlight the costs and dangers of this common practise.  Despite all the arguments, including the significant cost of repairing and strengthening footpaths (including the […]

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North Yorkshire County Council election of Councillor for Kirkbymoorside County Division

The county council has 72 members, each representing the residents of one electoral division. County councillors serve on the full council and sit on the area committee for their district. Elections for all 72 seats are held every four years and all registered voters in North Yorkshire will have the chance to vote. District councils […]

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County Council elections

The North Yorkshire County Council has 72 members, each representing the residents of one electoral division. Elections for all 72 seats are held every four years. This is the year, and elections are scheduled to be held on Thursday May 2nd.  All 72 seats will be contested. The candidates nominated for the Kirkbymoorside area are […]

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