Ryedale District Council - News http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news.html Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:45:45 +0000 RDC ICT en-gb webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Ryedale District Council website) Delay in Housing Benefit payments http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1986-delay-in-housing-benefit-payments.html http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1986-delay-in-housing-benefit-payments.html ryedale sheaf 140 by 100We regret that there has been an issue with the payment of Housing Benefit for week ending 25 February 2017.

Our bank has assured us that payment should reach your bank accounts by the end of today (27 February 2017).

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we are investigating the cause of this problem.


webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Nicki Lishman) News Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:44:05 +0000
Malton & Norton Popup Business Advice Café http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1985-malton-norton-popup-business-advice-cafe.html http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1985-malton-norton-popup-business-advice-cafe.html Bus cafe logoHave you ever wished that you had all the answers to your business questions in one place? Well that's what a Popup Business Advice Cafe can offer.

The Local Enterprise Partnership has invited volunteers from the business community to have their brains picked at the Malton & Norton Golf Club. The Dining Room will be filled with trusted experts who have volunteered to give free practical answers to your questions on a range of business topics.

The event will be eld on Thursday, 23 March 2017 from 9 am - 1 pm at the Malton & Norton Golf Club, Welham Road, Norton YO17 9QE.

Attendees at previous Popup Business Advice Cafes have said:

  • "Free, brilliant advice, no sales pitch and lots of patience for all my questions"
  • "Genuinely helpful advice from people who want to help and not just sell their business"
  • "I have been inspired by the excellent advice given"

You are welcome to turn up when you like, leave when you like and come back again when you feel like it. It's an informal cafe, not a conference.

The event is completely free, so come along and have an informal chat with an expert and get genuinely free business advice.

To find out more information, including who will be available to have their brains picked and to book your place, please visit the Malton and Norton Popup Business Advice Cafe website

You’ll also find information on Facebook and on Twitter, follow @hows_business, #popupbizcafe


webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Nicki Lishman) News Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:59:02 +0000
Get involved in the Great British Spring Clean http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1984-get-involved-in-the-great-british-spring-clean.html http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1984-get-involved-in-the-great-british-spring-clean.html spring cleanNext weekend 3-5 March 2017, volunteers across the District will be out and about giving our towns and villages a spring clean.

To find a registered event near you visit the Great British Spring Clean website.

The Great British Spring Clean (GBSC) is a campaign with one simple ambition. To bring together people from across the country to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and coastline.

Malton and Norton Tidy Group have registered and would welcome volunteers to join their event. They will be meeting on Sunday, 5 March 2017 at St Nicholas Street car park, Norton at 10am.



webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Nicki Lishman) News Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:08:28 +0000
2 two bedroom flat for sale in Norton http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1983-2-two-bedroom-flat-for-sale-in-norton.html http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1983-2-two-bedroom-flat-for-sale-in-norton.html 3 stock close2 two bedroom flat for sale (leasehold) at Stock Close, Norton - £75,831

  • An immaculately presented 2 bedroomed 2nd floor flat in Norton. Quietly positioned and benefiting from 1 parking space
  • 2 bedrooms, smartly fitted kitchen/diner, bathroom, living area and 2 separate storage cupboards
  • Annual service charges apply
  • Discount for sale property priced at 72.22% of of market value (OMV)
  • Local connection and eligibility criteria apply

For further information please email Jennie Young or call 01653 600666 ext 296.

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webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Nicki Lishman) News Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:12:36 +0000
Council praised in independent review http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1982-corporate-peer-challenge-report.html http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1982-corporate-peer-challenge-report.html Ryedale District Council has been praised in a report from the Local Government Association (LGA), which looked at how well the Council works to support its local area. LGA news

A ‘peer review’ took place at the end of October, which looked in detail at the Council’s long-term ambitions, its work to support business and housing growth and the way it delivers services for the community.  The review involved staff from across the organisation, councillors and a number of representatives from other organisations and key partners who work alongside the Council.

The findings of the review have now been published and the report can be found below.

The report described the Council as, ‘a small but ambitious council with committed staff who are focused on delivering the best possible service to meet local needs, in partnership with others where possible in order to improve capacity.  Staff are proud to work for the council, and have an excellent understanding of the local context.  There is a commitment to seek housing and economic growth and an understanding that this needs to be done sensitively, and in partnership with others.'

The review identified the success of the Council’s planning service, describing it as an example for others to follow.  In particular the way in which the service supports developers and communities throughout the planning process - from pre-application advice through to decisions.

The review also highlighted how the Council has worked effectively with others across Yorkshire, to ensure that the issues, concerns and opportunities for Ryedale are considered at the highest levels. 

The review praised a new way of working the Council has been piloting for services in Helmsley, which focuses on council staff and councillors working more closely together to deliver services in ways that are tailored to meet the needs of individual areas.  This new community-based approach is due to be rolled out across the rest of the district from April 2017.

Find out more in the full report available to download below, together with the information we submitted as part of the review.

webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Will Baines) News Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:57:40 +0000
Brown bin collections are changing http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1981-brown-bin-collections-are-changing.html http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1981-brown-bin-collections-are-changing.html bin with licence 280 wideFrom 1 March 2017, garden waste collections are changing as part of Ryedale District Council’s efforts to improve services and make the most of every taxpayers’ pound.

These changes will enable the Council to continue to run an efficient and sustainable service, which helps to minimise costs for everyone, whilst maintaining the overall standard of the service.

Not everyone is affected. Letters are being sent directly to everyone who subscribes to the service. The changes mean that some people will need to leave out their brown bin on a different day or week to their recycling collection. For some residents, this could mean that their garden waste bin is emptied on the same week as their refuse bin.

Subscribers to the service are asked to look out for their letter to ensure they don't miss out on any collections. Information is also available on our Find your bin collection day webpage, including an easy-to-use postcode search plus handy downloadable calendars to help you remember when to put your brown bin out for collection.

Other household waste collections are not affected by changes to the garden waste service.

These changes are being introduced as part of the Council's wider efficiency programme to improve services and save £1.4 million by 2020.

Beckie Bennett, Frontline Services Lead for the Council explained,

The changes to the brown bin collections are necessary to ensure the garden waste collection rounds are sustainable and operate as efficiently as possible.

We absolutely recognise that for some residents this will mean their garden waste is collected on a different day or week to their other recycling. Residents are encouraged to look on line to see how the changes affect them - with everyone's help, we expect the transition to the new collection days to run smoothly.

 You can subscribe to the garden waste collection service by visiting our Garden waste subscription webpage.



webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Nicki Lishman) News Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:15:10 +0000
Become a Tour de Yorkshire tour maker http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1977-become-a-tour-de-yorkshire-tour-maker.html http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1977-become-a-tour-de-yorkshire-tour-maker.html tourmakerWelcome to Yorkshire are on the lookout for passionate and reliable volunteers to become Tour Makers at this year’s Tour de Yorkshire.

Tour Makers are the welcoming face of Yorkshire for the millions of spectators who travel to the county to witness the world’s best cyclists in action between 28-30 April 2017 and are deployed right along the race route.

As well as playing an important role in the race, being a Tour Maker gives people the chance to be close to the action and ensure the event passes off as smoothly and safely as possible.

Welcome to Yorkshire are inviting people to register their interest at the Tour de Yorkshire website  before Friday 24 February 2017.

Details will then be provided on the five training sessions which are being held across the county. These sessions give Tour Makers all the information they need about the event, tutoring on their specific roles and an introduction to crowd management. Official Tour Maker uniforms will also be provided at all sessions.

Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity said:

Tour Makers play an absolutely vital role in making the Tour de Yorkshire run as smoothly as it does and we’re grateful to every single one of them for the tremendous work they do. Their attitude and enthusiasm is second to none and we look forward to seeing many familiar faces taking part again in 2017.

As our race goes from strength-to-strength, we are always looking for new Tour Makers to join the team and this year is no exception. It’s quick and easy to register your interest and the training days provide an ideal opportunity to learn some new skills and find out everything you need to know.

webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Nicki Lishman) News Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:52:24 +0000
Alzheimers Society needs your help for the Tour de Yorkshire http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1976-alzheimers-society-needs-your-help-for-the-tour-de-yorkshire.html http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1976-alzheimers-society-needs-your-help-for-the-tour-de-yorkshire.html Alzheimer Soc 140 100The Alzheimers Society has been selected as the official charity partner for "Tour de Yorkshire" this year.

To make the most of this amazing opportunity, they are looking for volunteers to fundraise on the day (lots of them). They hope to line the route with collectors, so need lots of pairs of hands to help. Not only will you be supporting people affected by dementia, you will get a brilliant view of the race.

Alternatively you could create some land art that may be seen by the TV crews on the day, or raise funds at your place of work by engaging in a Tour De Yorkshire sponsored event.

  • Want to help us raise funds and awareness of dementia during TDY 2017? Register your interest for one of a variety of fundraising volunteer roles we have available.
  • Want to arrange your own fundraising event or activity to celebrate our partnership with Tour de Yorkshire? Please email tourdeyorkshire [AT] alzheimers [DOT] org [DOT] uk to get in touch with our fundraising team.
  • Want to ride a stage of the Tour and raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Society? Visit the official website for Tour de Yorkshire for more information, with further exciting updates coming soon!

If you are interested in getting involved, please sign up by visiting the Alzheimers Society website.  Alternatively give the local office a ring on 01723 500958.

Let’s raise lots of cash and awareness of dementia!


webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Nicki Lishman) News Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:29:20 +0000
£1.4 million grant awarded for North Yorkshire voluntary sector http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1975-grant-awarded-ny-voluntary-sector.html http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1975-grant-awarded-ny-voluntary-sector.html North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) and the County’s Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have awarded a £1.4 million grant to two established local charities to NYCC Newsdeliver support and development work to the county’s voluntary sector.

The successful funding application was jointly submitted by North Yorkshire & York Forum (NYYF) and Rural Action Yorkshire (RAY).  NYYF is the current contract holder and has managed the funding since 2011. RAY has been working to support rural communities and groups across the County for 80 years. Both organisations are currently working closely together on a proposed organisational merger to provide enhanced support to voluntary, community and rural organisations. Such a merger will allow the development of new services and a chance to broker new opportunities for members.

County Councillor David Chance, Executive Member, North Yorkshire County Council said:  “From April 1 North Yorkshire & York Forum and Rural Action Yorkshire will be providing practical and strategic support to enable a vibrant voluntary and community sector across the county.

“The grant from the County Council and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups replaces previous, non-competitive arrangements established in October 2011, originally for 18 months and rolled forward annually every year since.  We carried out an in depth review of the voluntary and community sector infrastructure in 2015-16 and in 2016 a new competitive process future funding of infrastructure support was introduced.  The review considered best practice, the views of suppliers and the views of a sample of 160 voluntary and community organisations with regard to the current services they receive and demand for future support, including support volunteering.’’

Leah Swain, Chief Executive of RAY, said: “We are delighted to have secured this grant which provides us with the opportunity to build on the good work of the current service providers in supporting the voluntary and community sector. We are excited about how we might be ambitious for the sector and create new ways of providing support for a wide range of different voluntary or community groups. We are looking forward to working with the sector to shape the new service to meet their needs. This is a significant financial investment by the County Council and the CCGs who are investing in the health of a sector that they value as a critical partner in delivering their services.”

Simon Hills, Interim Chief Executive of NYYF, said: “We are really proud to have retained management of the grant and are looking forward to continuing to work with and support voluntary organisations in North Yorkshire. We are aiming to enhance the quality of support we offer and plan to make accessing those services easier for organisations whatever their size and location.”

Management of the new grant will start on 1 April.

webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Will Baines) News Fri, 03 Feb 2017 11:10:40 +0000
Welcome to Helmsley! http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1974-welcome-to-helmsley.html http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1974-welcome-to-helmsley.html Visitors to Helmsley can now find out more about this delightful market town with two new information boards.

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In partnership with Helmsley in Business, Ryedale District Council have just unveiled the new information boards, which will help visitors enjoy the market town and to find tourist information about Ryedale.

The two boards located at the Cleveland Way car park have been designed with new images of the local area, text and maps to help people make the most of Helmsley and the surrounding Ryedale area. The new ‘QR’ graphic takes smart phone users directly to the www.visitryedale.co.uk website for information on accommodation, events and attractions in the area.

The signs were created by Norton-based company Ten Fathoms, designers of the visitor information boards recently produced for Ryedale's other market towns.

Ryedale District Council’s Visitor Economy Officer, Craig Nattress said: “The new information boards have been designed to reflect the welcome offered to visitors on arrival in Helmsley whilst also highlighting the diversity of the visitor experience the wider area has to offer."


Helmsley panel

webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Will Baines) News Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:41:02 +0000