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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 19 November 2010

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

Annual charity sheep sale shows generosity of rural population

Friday 19 November
MEMBERS of Addingham and District Sheep Breeders Association are holding their forth annual charity sheep sale in aid of Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice.

Hackfall Heritage Open Days attract hundreds!

Friday 19 November
THE Woodland Trust, Hackfall Trust and the Landmark Trust saw people from across the Dales visit Hackfall near Ripon over the weekend of September 11th and 12th and enjoy a series of free activities.

New recruits for Access Forum

Thursday 18 November
NEW members are needed for a group that provides guidance and advice on ways to improve public access and opportunities for open-air recreation in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

£2m for new flood fighter teams

Thursday 18 November
NEW flood fighting teams designed to combine the work of the emergency services and volunteers from charities like the Red Cross and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution have been granted £2 million for training programmes.

Sting in tail of farm grant changesSting in tail of farm grant changes

Wednesday 17 November
A MAJOR increase in funding for Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) agreements for farmers was announced yesterday (Nov 16) – but changes in the way that payments are made will mean delays in cheques being sent out.

Facelift for footpaths

Wednesday 17 November
TWO footpaths that will lead to a new development in Sedbergh have been given a facelift by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA).

Forestry sell-off not all bad – Woodland Trust

Tuesday 16 November
BRITAIN’S biggest tree planting charity, the Woodland Trust, has re-acted calmly to leaked news that the Government could be planning to sell-off parts of the huge areas of land owned by the Forestry Commission.

Volunteers prepare for a bumper Christmas Fayre at Gayle Mill

Tuesday 16 November
A TEAM of volunteers are been busy preparing for the Gayle Mill Christmas Fayre. The event is due to take place at the Mill on Saturday, 27 November, from 10.30am to 4.30pm and will be the third Fayre since it opened to the public in 2008.

New housing plans welcome ... but

Monday 15 November
GOVERNMENT plans to reward local communities which allow new housing to be built in their district have been welcomed by the Campaign to Protect Rural England – so long as the houses are properly built.

Scarecrows to help save school from closure

Monday 15 November
A VILLAGE in the Yorkshire Dales at risk of losing its primary school has enlisted the help of its scarecrows in its battle against council education officials.


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