Ryedale District Council - News http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news.html Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:04:29 +0000 RDC ICT en-gb webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Ryedale District Council website) Garden waste collections following Bank Holiday Monday 1 May 2017 http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/2019-garden-waste-collections-following-bank-holiday-monday-1-may-2017.html http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/2019-garden-waste-collections-following-bank-holiday-monday-1-may-2017.html bin with licence 280 wideThe garden waste collection service is not affected by Bank Holiday Monday. All collections will be on the usual collection day.

Please ensure your bin is out ready for collection by 6.00 am as collection times cannot be guaranteed.

Calendars for each type of collection are available to download.

Please note: due to a technical error there was a delay in posting Garden Waste Licences to customers who subscribed to the service between 27 March and 10 April 2017, therefore please allow extra time for the delivery of your licence. If your Garden Waste collection is due, your bin will be emptied as normal until the end of April.


webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Nicki Lishman) News Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:30:47 +0000
Operating arrangements following Bank Holiday Monday 1 May 2017 http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/2018-operating-arrangements-following-bank-holiday-monday-1-may-2017.html http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/2018-operating-arrangements-following-bank-holiday-monday-1-may-2017.html howardian2Opening and closing times

Ryedale District Council at Ryedale House (all office services including Cashiers, Council Tax, Advice and Benefits, Planning and Streetscene etc)

Closing: Friday, 28 April 2017 at 4.00 pm

Re-opening: Tuesday, 2 May 2017 at 9.00 am

Garden waste collections

Garden waste collections during this week will not be affected and will be on the usual day.

Refuse and recycling collections

All refuse and recycling collections during this week will be one day late. Copies of your collection calendars for the year are available to download.

For further advice, email Access to Services or telephone the Council's Helpline on (01653) 600666 (during opening hours).

North Yorkshire County Council at Ryedale House

Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages: 01609 534735

Closing: Friday, 28 April 2017 at 4.00 pm

Re-opening: Tuesday, 2 May 2017 at 9.00 am

North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership

Closing: Friday, 28 April 2017 at 5.00 pm

Re-opening: Tuesday, 2 May 2017 at 8.30 am

Dangerous Structures

Any reports of dangerous structures or buildings should be notified direct to the appropriate Local Authority, using their out of hours phone lines:-

  • Hambleton - 0845 1211555
  • Richmondshire - 01653 690738
  • Ryedale - 01653 697737
  • Scarborough - 01723 351558
  • Selby - 01757 706291

The appropriate officer will be contacted to deal with the situation. For more information, email enquiries at NYBCP.


webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Nicki Lishman) News Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:09:00 +0000
Candidate and Agents Briefing for the parliamentary general election http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/2016-candidate-and-agents-briefing-for-the-parliamentary-general-election.html http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/2016-candidate-and-agents-briefing-for-the-parliamentary-general-election.html The Returning Officer and Deputy Returning Officer are offering election candidates and agents a briefing ahead of the start of the formal parliamentary general election Voting 140process for the Thirsk and Malton constituency.

This will be on Tuesday 2 May 2017 at 5pm at Ryedale House.

The briefing will outline the election timetable, explain the nomination process and arrangements for postal vote opening, polling day and the count.

Confirmation of attendance is requested by email to elections [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk or by telephone to the Business & Democracy team on 01653 600 666.

webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Will Baines) News Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:51:15 +0000
New support organisation will help boost communities http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/2014-new-support-organisation-will-help-boost-communities.html http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/2014-new-support-organisation-will-help-boost-communities.html CFY roseRural Action Yorkshire (RAY) and the North Yorkshire and York Forum (NYYF) have merged to provide greater support, advocacy and networking opportunities to voluntary organisations and communities in Ryedale, and across North, South and West Yorkshire.

The new organisation, called Community First Yorkshire, will provide a vital link to helping communities and voluntary organisations to enhance the services they provide to local people. Both RAY and NYYF had a strong track record of working to support, connect and represent voluntary, community and rural organisations and social enterprises across Yorkshire since 1937.

Leah Swain, Chief Executive of Community First Yorkshire and former Chief Officer of RAY, said;

"Making the decision to merge is a momentous moment for any charity, but all the more so when we have been a trusted rural champion for the last 80 years. The Trustees and I feel confident that by being part of Community First Yorkshire we can still be a strong rural support organisation for North, South and West Yorkshire – and now we can also offer enhanced services to the wider voluntary and community sector. I am really excited about the potential of Community First Yorkshire and looking forward to working with those inspirational communities, groups and individuals that do so much good for so many people."

By securing this grant we can build on the good work of the previous service providers in supporting the voluntary and community sector in North Yorkshire. We are ambitious for the sector and are excited to be exploring new ways of providing support for a wide range of different voluntary and community groups. 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."

Maggie Farey, Community First Yorkshire Community Development Officer for Ryedale said;

"I’m really excited to be working for the new organisation, and to be working with new colleagues who all have such a wealth of experience in the sector and are so passionate about their work. The merger will help us to deliver greater support to those organisations and communities in the local area who need it most, and to provide a more specialised service to volunteers and voluntary organisations."

Clare Slater, Deputy Chief Executive at Ryedale District Council said;

"The merger of RAY and NYYF will enable increased specialised support for local people and organisations and has created an organisation with greater ability to support local communities to become more sustainable. Ryedale District Council has worked in partnership with both organisations successfully delivering improved outcomes for communities, most recently through ward planning, supporting affordable warmth and developing community led housing, with a wide range of expert support provided. The merger will enable them to continue to reach the people and places in Ryedale most in need of support."

Rural Community Council for North, South and West Yorkshire
Community First Yorkshire will continue RAY’s previous work as a Rural Community Council for North, South and West Yorkshire. The organisation works to promote rural communities and to enhance the quality of life to people. By securing funding, Community First Yorkshire will work on community development projects across North, South and West Yorkshire that enrich communities and the people who live and work in them. Previous projects include ‘Warm and Well in North Yorkshire’, ‘Ryedale Musical Memories’ and ‘Good Neighbours Schemes’. Current projects include ‘Ryedale Community Buildings network’ and ‘Amotherby Ward project’.

Community Support and Volunteering in North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) and NHS North Yorkshire* have awarded a £1.4 million grant to Community First Yorkshire to deliver support and development work to North Yorkshire’s voluntary sector.

The successful funding application was jointly submitted by North Yorkshire & York Forum (NYYF) and Rural Action Yorkshire (RAY). NYYF was the contract holder since 2011. Due to the merger the new contract will be delivered by Community First Yorkshire.

New services to be offered by Community First Yorkshire
Announcements about new services will be made in the near future. Keep in touch with Community First Yorkshire by signing up to our news bulletins by emailing info [AT] communityfirstyorkshire [DOT] org [DOT] uk tel: 01904 704177 or visit www.communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk

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webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Nicki Lishman) News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:55:29 +0000
Garden Waste text reminder service to end http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/2013-garden-waste-text-reminder-service.html http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/2013-garden-waste-text-reminder-service.html As part of the implementation of new garden waste rounds and day changes for some customers, the garden waste text reminder service was introduced to remind Garden wastecustomers to present their brown bins on the new collection day. The new rounds have been running successfully with fewer missed collections.  

Therefore, from 24th April this service will stop. We will still send out information messages throughout the year to advise you of changes to the waste collection service in general.

Garden waste service is not affected by bank holidays your collection day will stay the same.

Coming Soon!

An exciting new community messaging service will be introduced in the near future, we will let you know when it is available and how you can join up.

webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Will Baines) News Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:36:39 +0000
So much on offer at Ryedale’s family attractions this Easter http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1999-on-offer-ryedale-family-attractions-easter.html http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1999-on-offer-ryedale-family-attractions-easter.html Easter bunnyRyedale’s family attractions feed the imagination as well as the taste-buds this Easter.

While traditional Easter Egg Hunts might be egg-citing, the sugar rush can be fleeting – so avoid a chocolate hangover this April, by opting instead for twilight enchantment or a beautiful beastly encounter in Ryedale and the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Craig Nattress of Visit Ryedale said;

"With Easter being the first holiday of British summertime, many of us dream of getting out with our families to do something memorable together. So why not feed our imaginations, as well as our taste buds? The area’s attractions are offering a huge choice of ‘alternative’ Easter events for families, but sweet-toothed visitors don’t need to worry: Ryedale has plenty of delicious sweet treats on offer in attractions and tea-rooms, while Ryedale’s market towns – Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Pickering, and Malton – will proudly display the handcrafted, chocolate creations of its resident master chocolatiers and confectioners."

What’s more, many attractions are just a few miles from each other, giving families a perfect excuse to hop between adventures. Visit Ryedale has much more information about things to do and see in Ryedale this Easter or for ideas while already out and about, there’s free WiFi, maps and guides at Visitor Information Points in Malton and Pickering.


webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Nicki Lishman) News Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:55:00 +0000
Rural grant funding opportunities now available across Ryedale http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/2010-rural-grant-funding-opportunities-now-available-across-ryedale.html http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/2010-rural-grant-funding-opportunities-now-available-across-ryedale.html Hutton Hole credit Chris J ParkerThe two LEADER rural grant funding programmes operating in Ryedale are both now open to applications for projects/activity under the following 6 priorities:

  • Farm Productivity
  • Micro and Small Business and Farm Diversification
  • Rural Tourism
  • Forestry Productivity
  • Rural Services
  • Culture and Heritage

The current round of LEADER is a great opportunity to support a huge range of projects. Generally we’re looking for all sorts of projects from farmers, micro or small businesses, community groups, charities and even public sector bodies in certain instances, which will contribute in some way to the local economy. Primarily we’re looking for job creation, new business start-ups, growth in existing businesses and improvements to the productivity of businesses (particularly farm businesses) from the projects that we support, but we are also keen to see activities which increase visitor footfall and spend.

Grants generally start at £2,500 (£5,000 for some NYMCH priorities) and the typical maximum grant rate is 40% (there may be potential to increase this for projects which are not from businesses or individuals, but which offer benefits to the wider economy). Examples of the type of projects that might be supported include agricultural equipment which is above and beyond the standard, construction or building costs related to business expansion, fit out costs for a new retail business or visitor attraction, and food and drink processing businesses.

There are some restrictions and limitations which are set out in the Applicant Handbook, however we would be more than happy to have an initial discussion with anyone considering making an application.

All parishes in Ryedale fall within one of the following two LEADER areas;

  • North York Moors Coast and Hills (NYMCH) LEADER area - which covers northern/western Ryedale (including the Howardian Hills AONB, the Vale of Pickering, and Malton and Norton), the North York Moors National Park, the Hambleton Hills, East Cleveland and the Heritage Coast from Saltburn in the north to Filey in the south
  • Coast Wolds Wetlands and Waterways (CWWW) LEADER area - which covers the south-east Ryedale alongside areas of the East Riding of Yorkshire

A map showing which area parishes are in is available here. Prospective applicants are encouraged to make enquiries and submit their application forms as soon as possible, as this is a competitive application process and funding is limited. Please contact the appropriate LEADER Team (see below) if we can be of assistance.

Full details, eligibility criteria, guidance documents and the Outline Application Form can be found on the two LEADER Programme websites:

  • North York Moors Coast and Hills - if you would like to discuss your proposed project in advance of making an application email Amy Thomas or telephone 01439 772700.
  • Coast, Wetlands and Waterways area - please complete the' Am I Eligible?' form to see if you are eligible for grant aid under the LEADER Programme and email East Riding of Yorkshire Council or telephone 01377 208410.

(Photo of Hutton-le-Hole: credit Chris J Parker)


webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Nicki Lishman) News Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:09:36 +0000
Ryedale scoops top national prize http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/2007-ryedale-scoops-top-national-prize.html http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/2007-ryedale-scoops-top-national-prize.html Ryedale District Council has scooped a top prize in a national awards ceremony this week, which recognises the success of public sector organisations transforming the

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way they work. The award highlights Ryedale’s work to change the way in which services are delivered, as part of the Council’s commitment to delivering value for money.

The Council was awarded ‘gold’ in the category of Transforming through people and was also took the bronze award in the category of Council of the year. There were over 150 entries for the awards, which celebrate the work taking place in the public sector to transform how things are done to make the most of each and every pound. The awards are run by iESE, which is a social enterprise owned by its member councils. The organisation supports councils and other public sector organisations to transform the way they do business.

Ryedale District Council’s work to change the way in which it operates to drive through significant savings and efficiencies was highlighted by the award judges. The Council has been through an ambitious programme of change, which has transformed the way in which the organisation works and delivers services. Having achieved savings of £3.75m over the past five years, the Council needed to re-think its approach to drive through additional savings of nearly £1.5m.

The changes put in place will enable the Council to continue to deliver key local services despite significant reductions in funding, and puts it in a good position ahead of further changes over the coming years to how councils are financed.

Leader of Ryedale District Council, Cllr Linda Cowling, explained, “Having delivered big savings already, we had to take a radical approach to changing how we operated in order to push through further significant savings. We’ve done just that, and now our work to deliver value for money has been recognised nationally.

“I’d like to thank all our staff for their commitment and support during the past twelve months. Together, we’ve been able to deliver changes that put us in a strong position for the future. This will support the local services we deliver and ensure that we’ve delivering great value for money.”

Dr Andrew Larner, Chief Executive of iESE, the organisation running the awards event, added: “The quality of entrants this year has been as high as ever, and those councils and emergency services who’ve been shortlisted are doing some really inspiring work to make sure public services are viable into the future.

“Local services have to change – we all know that. But saying it is one thing – developing innovative new ways to actually deliver it is an enormous challenge, and these councils and emergency services can be proud of leading the way.”

webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Will Baines) News Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:53:50 +0000
Statement of Persons Nominated - NYCC Elections http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/2004-sopn-nycc-elections.html http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/2004-sopn-nycc-elections.html The Statement of Persons Nominated has been published for the six North Yorkshire County Council divisions in Ryedale and is available to download as a PDF below.


For more information on the North Yorkshire County Council elections taking place in Ryedale on Thursday 4 May, please see our NYCC election webpage.

The deadline to register to vote in the elections on 4 May is on Thursday 13 April. Don't miss out!


GB wide registration one week to go


webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Will Baines) News Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:58:21 +0000
Skills for breakfast at the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/2002-skills-breakfast-national-agri-food-innovation-campus.html http://ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/2002-skills-breakfast-national-agri-food-innovation-campus.html NAFIC logo2This is your chance to establish where your next recruit is coming from or to skill the staff you already have. Visit the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus (NAFIC) at Sand Hutton for breakfast on 17 May 2017 from 8.00 - 10.30 am. and tell education and training providers what you really want.

Breakfast Chit Chat
Come for breakfast and chat to those who educate and skill your workforce. This is a chance for businesses to chat to skills providers, tell them what you want and find out/influence what is on offer.

Meet skills providers at their exhibition stands. A member of staff will be available to answer your questions and to make the right connections between your business and their institutions.

Bio-economy and science skills
An introduction by Dr Maggie Smallwood, Head of BioVale: Connecting skills providers to the bio-based industry

LEP support for skills development
Annabel Jelley, Head of Skills

Panel discussion
Rick Mumford, Director of Science at Fera Science Ltd, will chair the session; asking each panel member to articulate their specific offer before open the discussion to the floor.

  • Andrew Ferguson; University of York  - Internship Bureau, KTPs, PIPS
  • Sue Jones; York St John University  - biomedical science degree
  • Jennifer Pollard; York College - higher level apprenticeships: student internship
  • Tim Whitaker; Askham Bryan College - internship offer

Register here: https://skills-for-breakfast.eventbrite.co.uk

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webmanager [AT] ryedale [DOT] gov [DOT] uk (Nicki Lishman) News Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:41:23 +0000