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Groups urged to speak up on ways to be more active

Leaders from organisations which fund, promote and support sport and physical activity across Yorkshire are wanting to hear from people in North Yorkshire about how everyone can be supported to be more active and as part of recovery from the pandemic. There is less than  one week left for people and organisations with an interest in the benefits of physical activity to give their views in a call for evidence […]

todayApril 12, 2021 2

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County’s Buy Local site marks first year as more businesses reopen

As more businesses look forward to reopening their doors, an online platform that has supported more than 900 local businesses through the pandemic is marking its first anniversary and looking to the future. North Yorkshire Buy Local (www.northyorks.gov.uk/buylocal) was created by North Yorkshire County Council in spring last year to bring together local businesses able to offer goods and services during the first lockdown with customers who had to stay […]

todayApril 11, 2021 3

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Libraries set to welcome customers back to choose books

Library staff and volunteers around North Yorkshire are looking forward to welcoming customers back into branches following confirmation of the next step in the easing of lockdown. Most libraries in the county expect to reopen on or shortly after Monday, 12 April, to enable customers to browse and to choose their own books to borrow. Safeguards will be in place. Customers will need to wear face coverings, hand sanitiser will […]

todayApril 8, 2021 5

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Do you really need to visit the recycling centre this Easter?

North Yorkshire residents are being asked to think twice about whether they need to make a trip to their local household waste recycling centre (HWRC) over the Easter bank holiday weekend. While North Yorkshire County Council's 20 recycling sites have stayed open during the lockdown, a queuing system is in place to meet social distancing guidance. This has resulted in tailbacks at some sites recently and there are concerns that these […]

todayApril 1, 2021 7

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Enjoy North Yorkshire sensibly this Easter

Ahead of Easter bank holiday weekend, visitors to North Yorkshire's coast and countryside are urged to be respectful and responsible and to avoid behaviour that could increase Covid-19 infections and jeopardise further lifting of lockdown restrictions. On Monday (29 March), the 'stay at home' rule ended, but people were encouraged to minimise their journeys. Outdoor gatherings of up to six people or two households are allowed, but social distancing rules […]

todayApril 1, 2021 6

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A FEAST for the imagination this Easter

As schools across North Yorkshire break up for the Easter holidays, a new programme is helping to keep children and young people active, creative and connected. In addition to food vouchers, families on low incomes in North Yorkshire will also receive FEAST holiday activity packs. FEAST is a partnership between North Yorkshire County Council with North Yorkshire Sport, North Yorkshire Youth and Rural Arts working as North Yorkshire Together. There […]

todayMarch 28, 2021 3

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Don’t be tempted to stray from road map

As the next phase of lifting lockdown restrictions takes place from Monday, 29 March, people in North Yorkshire and York are being reminded just how important it is not to stray from the road map. From 29 March, outdoor gatherings of up to six people or two households will be allowed, making it easier for friends and families to meet outside, including in private gardens. Social distancing rules remain in […]

todayMarch 25, 2021 8

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“Sad day” as decision taken to close Kell Bank Primary School

A North Yorkshire primary school with only six pupils on roll will close its doors for the final time at the end of the summer term. North Yorkshire County Council’s Executive has given the go-ahead for the closure of Kell Bank Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Healey, near Masham. The Council will cease to maintain Kell Bank with effect from 31 August 2021. In a final report to […]

todayMarch 25, 2021 3

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Notice of by-election for the Bilton and Nidd Gorge division

Following the death of County Councillor Geoff Webber, a by-election has been called for the vacant Harrogate Bilton and Nidd Gorge division of North Yorkshire County Council. The by-election is being run on behalf of the County Council by Harrogate Borough Council. Nomination papers are available during normal office hours from the Deputy County Returning Officer at Harrogate Borough Council, Civic Centre, St Lukes Avenue, Harrogate HG1 2AE. Completed nomination […]

todayMarch 23, 2021 4

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