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Ings Lane earmarked for £475,000 upgrade

The scheme planned for Ings Lane is part of £5.1m allocated to North Yorkshire by the Government to “support the county’s economic growth”. The upgrade will include alterations to the roundabout with the A170 to allow easier HGV turning movements, and “localised widening, strengthening and edge reinforcement” on Ings Lane itself. A county council spokesman […]

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Moorsbus at Danby

Moorsbus 2017 launch

The ever popular Moorsbus network of leisure bus services to and across the North York Moors National Park is to restart early this Spring. Moorsbus will also run on twice as many days compared with last year, taking locals and visitors to the heart of some of Britain’s finest countryside every Sunday and Bank Holiday […]

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Funding boost for Ryedale Community Transport

Ryedale Community Transport (RCT) has received a funding boost for its Wheels2Work (W2W) service. The service provides affordable moped hire to enable people who live in a remote Ryedale community with no access to transport to take up a job offer, apprenticeship, training or further education. The new funding streams from the Big Lottery, European […]

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Moorsbus news

Friends of Moorsbus Supporters meeting & AGM – Sunday 18th September, 2pm until 3.30 at the The Kings Head Hotel, Kirkbymoorside. All welcome Comments and suggestions can be sent to:- 4 Foundry Cottages, Wrelton, YO18 8PF, or email friendsofmoorsbus@outlook.com Residents and Visitors – You are invited to a Pickering History Walk on Sunday 25th September […]

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Free Older Driver Refresher Driving Course

95 Alive are currently offering a free 1 hour refresher drive for drivers over 50 with an approved driving instructor. If you have a licence to drive, and are fit to drive we want you to keep driving. 95 Alive advise that you try not to become over dependent on your partner’s driving because as […]

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Moorsbus extend services to Yorkshire’s finest countryside

Low fares and frequent buses to the heart of the North York Moors as expanded network takes to the road. The green and glorious calm amongst the ruins of one of England’s most powerful Cistercian monasteries, or a breathtaking view across the Vale of York to the Pennine hills – just two of the new […]

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Rural roads more dangerous than in the city

60% of all road fatalities occur on country roads. These roads often have sharp bends and blind bends which can hide unexpected hazards. Stay in control and give yourself time to react. Brake before the bend, not on it. The Department for Transport says an average of three people died on country roads every day […]

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Still time to catch a bus to the Moors…..

The Moorsbus runs on Sundays until the end of September, so there’s still time to use it to get to the North York Moors. Next Sunday, the 13th, passengers using the M4 which leaves Pickering at 11:40am and Kirkbymoorside at 11:55am have the chance to access a free 3½ mile guided walk through both the […]

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Drink Driving Concerns / Drug Screening‏

The crack down on drink and drug driving continues with North Yorkshire Police planning a number of targeted operations over the coming weeks. 540 breath tests have been conducted with 61 arrests having been made so far. Of particular concern from the arrests already made are the high levels of alcohol being detected. Alarmingly 20% […]

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The 383S Bus to Pickering and on to Scarborough

The Ryedale Ghost Bus

There are some peculiar, and very rare, types of train running in the UK known colloquially as Ghost Trains. They won’t frighten the passengers, because there usually are none, but they certainly frighten the Department of Transport accountants. Such trains usually exist because it’s deemed to be a better plan to run a minimum service […]

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Be prepared for when winter bites

Advice from the Highways Agency Winter can easily be the most challenging time for driving on our roads: it gets dark early and winter weather can bring all sorts of hazards – not just snow and ice, but hail, heavy rain, high winds, fog and even flooding. The Highways Agency and local authorities up and […]

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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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Traffic accident on Sutton Bank

The short  hail (or was it sleet?) shower in Kirkbymoorside yesterday afternoon had more serious consequences on higher ground. Police believe a hail storm may have caused a multi-vehicle pile-up on Sutton Bank. Police, fire crews and ambulances were called to the scene when two cars overturned, coming to land on their roofs, and a […]

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Cheaper fuel in Yorkshire

Planning a trip when the weather improves? Then you’ll be pleased to hear that, according to the Automobile Association, not only have petrol prices fallen to their lowest in three years, but also that the cheapest fuel is to be found in Yorkshire and the Humber. The AA said prices averaged 129.46p a litre in […]

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Liftshare wanted – Nawton – Scarborough

My daughter’s partner needs to travel to Scarborough to do work a placement there. He doesn’t have a car and the buses don’t get there in time. Would anyone be willing to undertake a lift share. Cost of fuel would be halved. Any help would be appreciated, we live in Nawton. Thanks Anne Twine anne.twine@totalise.co.uk

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Should bus pass holders pay?

Rural pensioners have offered to pay towards their bus fares in a bid to save threatened services – only to be told Government policy makes this impossible. North Yorkshire County Council is grappling with where to cut subsidised bus services as it reduces its bus subsidy by 25 per cent, equivalent to £1.1 million a […]

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The Ryedale Trail

Well someone may come up with a better name, but a campaign was born last week! Inspired by David Hall, Sustrans Regional Director for Yorkshire and Humber, and sustained by Jean Kershaw of Helmsley Arts Centre, a group of Ryedale Parish Councillors and local residents met recently to discuss how to link our communities together with a […]

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Friends of Moorsbus campaign latest

 A Moorsbus Summit Meeting is planned to look at the possibility of a new, born-again Moorsbus service!   Thanks to the many letters, emails, tweets, conversations, blogposts, interviews & press articles that have taken place over recent weeks, this Summit meeting has been planned to take place at the North York Moors National Park headquarters on 26th […]

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Be prepared – Is your vehicle ready for winter?

Breaking down is never a pleasant experience – especially if you have to wait for recovery in the cold. You’ll also want your vehicle to be in the best condition to handle difficult driving conditions in severe weather. This handy reminder for pre-journey checks is called the POWDERY checklist: PETROL (or diesel). Don’t run out […]

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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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Cheaper 128 bus fares

After 7pm young people (aged 18 and under) can now travel for only £1 per journey on Service 128, and adults will also never pay more than £4 for a single journey after 7pm. These offers will be especially helpful to those who travel into Scarborough on the bus in the evening, and then get […]

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Hop on a Moorsbus this Spring

… and visit the North York Moors National Park. The new season for Moorsbus starts on Sunday March 24. Moorsbus is the National Park’s very own bus network. Operating on Sundays and Bank Holidays from 24 March to 27 October – including Good Friday and Easter Saturday – it’s a great way to explore the […]

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Proposed redevelopment of Ryedale Motors – plans

The architects plans for this retail development can now be viewed online where you can also leave your comments on the proposal. You have until May 23rd. I have reproduced them here though you may find them easier to read by going to the LDP Planning website. So what do you think? If we are to […]

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Why not go by bus?

Kirkbymoorside is served by EYMS, Stephensons and Hutchinsons day-time bus services. For some journeys you can leave the car at home, let someone else do the driving, and have no worries about parking at your destination. If you are of a certain age and qualify for a bus pass, even better! For those of us […]

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Kirkbymoorside parking shake-up rejected by town council

Controversial moves to carry out a shake up of car parking in Kirkbymoorside were firmly rejected at this week’s town council meeting. Residents and business owners packed the meeting on Monday to voice their opposition to the idea put forward by Councillor Martin Brampton, who advocated asking North Yorkshire County Council to introduce a two-hour […]

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End of road for spectacular North Yorks valley route

The Forestry Commission is working to restore the tranquillity of one of England’s most scenic valleys by closing a three mile stretch of woodland road through Newtondale Valley, near Pickering. Access has been retained for residents and those using holiday homes in the remote North York Moors beauty spot, but general traffic will no longer […]

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New Green Blog for the North York Moors

Thanks to funding from the North York Moors National Park I have recently started a new blog style website called ‘Sustainable North York Moors’ which I hope you will take a look at every now and then. It’s similar to the Kirkby Town Blog in that it has a mix of video interviews and text […]

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Transport proposals sought

Kirkbymoorside Transport Team is being offered the use of a large minibus by North Yorkshire County Council, if they can come up with a good proposal for its use. The proposal so far is for a public transport service every evening between Malton Railway station, Malton Hospital and then Kirbymisperton, Pickering, Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley. Two […]

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Did you see ‘Britain’s Best Drives – North York Moors’?

This was originally broadcast in 2009 but was shown again earlier this evening – in it actor Richard Wilson takes a journey into the past, following routes raved about in motoring guides of mid-20th century. In a classic Morris Minor Traveller, he drives from Scarborough to Whitby via the Yorkshire moors. On the way, he […]

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Would you use a daily bus to Malton?

Or an evening bus between Pickering, Malton & Helmsley?What bus services do we need? Could they be locally managed? Public Meetings At Kirkbymoorside Library – Monday 25th July 10.30am & Friday 29th July 7.30pm.Riding on success Riding on the success of the Little White Bus transport scheme that is now running in the Hawes area, […]

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