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BANK HOLIDAY PLANS TO PROTECT BEAUTY SPOT

Plans to protect a Richmond beauty spot from anti social behaviour are once more in place for this weekend’s bank holiday. Richmond Falls and Batts has been the subject of large crowds of young people, inconsiderate behaviour, widespread drinking, drug taking and littering. This weekend Richmondshire District Council is putting in place the successful measures it took at Easter to control any large crowds and prevent bad behaviour. Stewards will […]

todayApril 29, 2021 9

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SWIMMERS ARE OFF THE BLOCKS

A Richmond based swimming club has reopened following pandemic lockdown restrictions boasting new - first class - training facilities. The Richmond Dales Amateur Swimming Club has installed six new competition diving blocks at one it is bases – Catterick Leisure Centre – thanks to a grant from the district council. The club received £6030 from the authority’s Community Investment Fund for its £8,614 scheme to replace the outdated blocks at […]

todayApril 29, 2021 2

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RESTART GRANT SCHEME OPENS FOR APPLICATIONS

Two new grant schemes have opened for applications by Richmondshire businesses today (April 26). The ‘restart’ grants will help local businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors. They will provide a one-off sum to support the costs of reopening safely as covid19 restrictions are lifted. The grants, which are being administered by the District Council on behalf of the Government, have two sets of eligibility […]

todayApril 27, 2021 6

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RICHMOND POOL INVESTMENT CONFIRMED

Major refurbishment work at Richmond swimming pool has received the go ahead from district councillors. Members of the authority’s full council last night (April 20) gave the green light to £1.26m investment at the pool to fund a programme of external improvements to ‘future proof’ the facility. They also agreed to a new five year funding agreement and a 20 year lease - Richmondshire District Council owns the pool but […]

todayApril 21, 2021 6

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MORE CASH FOR APPRENTICE SCHEME

A scheme that helps Richmondshire businesses employ apprentices has received another £30,000 in funding from district councillors. Members of the authority’s Corporate Board this week (April 13) gave the green light to the cash award which will mean more small businesses can access help – and they can also use the grant to train apprentices to a higher level. “We want to encourage economic growth while at the same time […]

todayApril 19, 2021 4

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FUNDING STREAM SECURED

A scheme that has helped fund more than 610 local community projects has another £50,000 in its pot. Richmondshire District Council’s five Area Partnerships will each receive £10,000 to award to local projects.  The authority’s Corporate Board this week (Tuesday April 13) agreed to continue to support the partnership grants – which have helped secure around £1.89m in funding for the district since the scheme was launched. The grants have […]

todayApril 16, 2021 4

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EXTRA STREET LIGHTS FOR RICHMONDSHIRE PARISHES

Parishes across Richmondshire are to get the chance to bid for extra street lights. The District Council is making £45,000 available – enough for 30 new lights to be installed in towns and villages.  Parishes can apply for three each and they will be considered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. The new scheme is part of a larger street lighting improvement project approved by members of Corporate Board […]

todayApril 16, 2021 2

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£1.26M FOR RICHMOND POOL

A massive £1.26m looks set to be pumped into Richmond swimming pool – its first major refurbishment in almost 30 years. And Richmondshire District Council, which owns the pool, will also look to agree to continue the annual running grant of £240,000 to the Richmondshire Leisure Trust.   The council owns the facility but has leased it to the trust since 2005. “This pool is a major facility for the district […]

todayApril 14, 2021 4

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PLAY PARK CASH

Play parks across Richmondshire are to get a £400,000 upgrade as part of district council plans to invest in the local communities. The 69 parks – 25 in district council ownership and the remainder looked after by town, parish and voluntary groups – are all eligible for cash. Members of the council’s corporate board last night (Tuesday April 13) set aside £150,000 for its 25 parks where there has been […]

todayApril 14, 2021 5

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