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Library customers share their delight at being back in branches

Library customers in North Yorkshire have embraced the opportunity to return to branches to choose books for themselves following this month's easing of coronavirus restrictions. In the first week of reopening from 12 April, the county's libraries welcomed 5,125 visitors, who borrowed almost 21,000 books, and hosted 1,350 IT sessions. Customers have shared their delight at being back in their libraries. Library supervisor Hazel Clarke said: "A mum and her three-year-old […]

todayApril 24, 2021 2

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Essential roads maintenance across the county gets under way

Annual maintenance to prolong the life of hundreds of miles of road in North Yorkshire is getting under way. Each summer, North Yorkshire County Council invests more than £10m in improving sections of the county's 5,800-mile road network through its surface dressing programme. Surface dressing is a quick, efficient and cost-effective way of maintaining skid-resistant and waterproof road surfaces, helping to prevent deterioration, extending the life of the road by […]

todayApril 20, 2021 5

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Customers are ’appy in Harrogate town centre

This month, senior members at North Yorkshire County Council and Harrogate Borough Council’s cabinet will be asked to approve the appointment of AppyWay – formally AppyParking – for a further two years following a successful trial period. In January 2019, the county council – which is responsible for on-street parking – and the borough council – which manages off-street car parks – worked with AppyWay the UK’s leading smart parking […]

todayApril 20, 2021 5

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Parking arrangements to revert to normal

Drivers are being informed that temporary one-hour free parking arrangements put in place in September on High Street, Northallerton, and Market Place, Knaresborough, will end on Friday (23 April). The temporary extension was introduced to support local businesses and shoppers in responding to the social distancing measures of the Covid-19 pandemic. From Friday, the usual charges will be reinstated, including 30 minutes free parking in Northallerton’s High Street and 20 […]

todayApril 20, 2021 3

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Record Office welcomes back researchers

North Yorkshire County Record Office is preparing to welcome back researchers into its archive after a prolonged closure because of Covid-19 restrictions. Visitors will be able to return to the search room in Malpas Road, Northallerton, from Tuesday, 27 April, with renewed access to more than five miles of fascinating historic records stretching from the 12th century to the present day. While the office has been closed, staff have been […]

todayApril 19, 2021 3

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North Yorkshire saves millions as LED street light programme completes

An ambitious carbon reduction programme to replace 50,400 streetlights across North Yorkshire with energy-saving LED lamps has been completed more quickly and at a lower cost than expected. North Yorkshire County Council’s street lighting engineers have pulled out all the stops to complete the LED programme substantially within three years across the country’s largest highways network, rather than the five years it was originally estimated to take. What’s more, the […]

todayApril 19, 2021 3

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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 3

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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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