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North Yorkshire County Council Trading Standards can help with advice and information for consumers and businesses, including agricultural businesses.


The Ryedale farming community and North Yorkshire Police (NYP) are carrying out joint patrols to catch and deter poachers and those looking to commit offences such as burglary.  Country Watch members and NYP will have a zero tolerance approach to poaching and hunting with dogs.


North Yorkshire Police are continuing to focus on metal theft, including diesel theft and agricultural machinery. Operation Chairman focussed on travelling criminals from around the region known to commit offences, including metal theft, in Ryedale. Additional resources and technical equipment are being utilised to detect offenders. The development of good intelligence and affective use of watch schemes have been the key to success.


Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, is warning the public to remain vigilant and take extra care online, after statistics show 16,352 people fell victim to online shopping and auction fraud during lockdown.

Recent rises in fraud are being driven by the increasing threat posed by impersonation and deception scams – alongside the growth in sophisticated online attacks such as data breaches and malware, showing the importance of protecting your personal and business information.

ActionFraud is the UK’s national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre providing a central point of contact for information about fraud and cyber crime.

Information on all types of fraud including personal and business fraud and the methods used is available from the North Yorkshire Police website.



Following consultation with local people, we have been working in partnership to tackle dog fouling - one of the main complaints highlighted by the Ryedale community. More details are available on our Responsible animal ownership page.


Ryedale Multi Agency Tasking is a fortnightly multi-agency problem solving meeting that brings agencies together under the umbrella of ‘protecting vulnerable communities’.  Vulnerable communities are described as repeat victims, older persons, young people, children, rurally isolated persons, individuals/families involved in ASB, identified hot spot locations and community tensions.


In furtherance of the ‘Prevent and Deter’ strand of the Prolific and Priority Offenders Strategy, regular (approx 6 weekly) MAPS meetings are held at each of the four Secondary Schools in Ryedale, and two of the Primary schools.

At these meetings young persons who are coming adversely to the attention of school staff and who are considered likely to fall into ASB or minor crime are considered and appropriate solutions discussed. These may range from informal discussion with the young person and his/her parents to the agreement of conditions to form an Acceptable Behaviour Contract with the young person.

It has frequently been the experience of the MAPS Group that when parents are contacted they too are having problems with their young person, which mirror the negative behaviour being displayed at school. Parents are often pleased and relieved to have multi-agency support at a time that is often crucial to their child’s development as a useful member of society.



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Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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