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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 25 July

A look back at the past week, with our weekly round up of Yorkshire Dales News published on Daelnet.

Flower power in the Yorkshire Dales

Friday 25 July 2008
Staff at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes are currently working on their summer family exhibition, “Flower Power: Hay Time in the Dales” which will run from Friday (July 25) to September 3.

Grants available for communities affected by quarrying

Friday 25 July 2008
Applications for grants from the new North Yorkshire Aggregates Grants Scheme are now being invited. The scheme can provide grants of up to £20,000 to North Yorkshire communities affected by quarries involved in the extraction of sand, gravel and crushed rock.

Police Act to preserve listed building

Thursday 24 July 2008
North Yorkshire Police Authority must respond to an emergency of a different kind following an assessment of their 17th century force HQ by local planning officers.

Walk with “beefy” for Leukaemia research

Thursday 24 July 2008
Sir Ian Botham (otherwise known as ‘Beefy’) has announced that he is dusting down his trainers and setting off in October 2008 on another legendary fundraising walk which this time will take him through Harrogate and Fountains Abbey.

Welcome for rural housing, transport report

Wednesday 23 July 2008
A blueprint report for the future of rural communities, ordered by Gordon brown from a Liberal Democratic MP under his “Government of all the talents” programme, has received a warm welcome from one of the country’s leading conservation bodies.

Yorkshire Dales set to celebrate national parks

Wednesday 23 July 2008
THERE will be something for everyone next week in the Yorkshire Dales as a weeklong series of events celebrate the special qualities of the UK’s 14 national parks.

Feed now to help winter birds

Tuesday 22 July 2008
MANY people believe that it is wrong to feed their garden birds in mid-summer because it stops them from foraging for more natural food. But this is wrong, says the influential British Trust for Ornithology.

Laser speed detection device to make Richmondshire’s roads safer

Tuesday 22 July 2008
POLICE officers in Richmondshire will be equipped with a new laser speed detection device to help make the district’s roads safer.

Cautious welcome for new rights-of-way study

Monday 21 July 2008
The decision by Natural England to set up a new working party to study ways of reviving ancient but little used rights of way has been given a cautious welcome by the Country Land and Business Association - with a big proviso attached.

Tickets available for Settle-Carlisle Music Train

Monday 21 July 2008
VISITORS and locals alike can enjoy live music and a selection of real ales whilst taking in the spectacular Yorkshire Dales scenery along the Settle-Carlisle Railway next month (Saturday 9 August).


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