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RyedaleNews Autumn 2015

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Welcome to the Autumn 2015 edition of the RyedaleNews.

RyedaleNews will now be issued to all subscribers four times a year and will continue to be packed with news from Ryedale District Council and our partner organisations including North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.


Cut price composting for Ryedale:
make sure you register before Thursday, 24 September

Following last year’s hugely successful offer, Ryedale residents are being given another chance to start composting at home again - for under £10!

Ryedale District Council, in partnership with York & North Yorkshire Waste Partnership (YNYWP) is holding a subsidised one-day sale of compost bins on Saturday 26 September 2015 at the Council’s Streetscene Depot in Showfield Lane, Malton, YO17 6BT. The Council has negotiated the deal for the benefit of residents who may not wish to subscribe to the garden waste collection service.

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Changes to payments for council services

As part of Ryedale District Council’s ongoing drive for efficiency, whilst meeting customers’ requirements, it is changing the way that Council bills and services can be paid. From 1 October 2015 customers choosing to pay their bills and for services by cash will need to use a Post Office or Pay Point. The Council will no longer be accepting payments by cash at Ryedale House in Malton.

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24/7 support for loved ones

Ryecare offer an affordable Lifeline service based in Malton getting help to you or a loved one 24 hours a day from £2.50 a week.

This service is available to any resident in Ryedale or surrounding areas and is not restricted to private homeowners only. If you are interested in providing reassurance for yourself or someone you care for, at an affordable rate, then please get in touch.

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Energy saving boost for Ryedale residents

With winter just round the corner, the thoughts of many Ryedale residents will soon turn to the onset of the colder months and the inevitable budgeting that comes with heating their homes.

For those residents, often in rural areas, who rely on oil to fuel their homes, oil buying cooperatives are a great way to cut bills and at the same time reduce their carbon footprint. Neighbours that join forces and buy in bulk through a local oil buying cooperative can save up to 10% on their fuel bills. A co-operative also reduces the amount of tanker journeys being made to deliver the fuel, resulting in less impact on the environment.

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Villagers campaign against dog fouling

Residents in the conservation village of Marton near Kirkbymoorside are angry that irresponsible dog owners are allowing their pets to foul grassed areas and villagers are campaigning to address this anti-social behaviour, possibly caused in part by visitors to the village.

Villagers have teamed up with Ryedale District Council and North Yorkshire Police in a bid to encourage responsible dog ownership and clean up the local area.

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Ryedale shows support for Merchant Navy

On Merchant Navy Day, 3 September 2015, Ryedale District Council raised the Red Ensign at Ryedale House, Malton to raise awareness of the UK’s ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers.

The Chairman of Ryedale District Council, Councillor Val Arnold was joined by Councillors Bob Gardiner (Vice Chairmen) and Eric Hope at the ceremony.

Ryedale District Council is supporting a nationwide call from the Seafarers UK charity and the Merchant Navy Association for the UK Merchant Navy’s official flag to be flown on public buildings and landmark flagstaffs.

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North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership wins new contract

Staff and Board Members at North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership (NYBCP) are celebrating after being successfully awarded the new framework to provide Building Control services to North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC).

Following a lengthy and thorough procurement process, NYBCP has been awarded this prestigious role, which will be to oversee all building works carried out by the County Council over the next three years.

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Fire service consultation comes to Malton, 1 October 2015

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue launched a consultation on 20 July 2015 on a number of fire station specific proposals as part of a review of fire cover, which the Service has been undertaking since 2014.

From the analysis undertaken as part of the review, the Service has seen the number of incidents it attends and the levels of risk have fallen over the last ten years, and this means that in some areas there is potentially an over provision of resources.

There is, therefore, an opportunity to make changes at some of the fire stations within North Yorkshire in order to deliver a more cost effective service and better match resources to risk levels.

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Save money on your energy bills

Ryedale District Council has added its support to a scheme to help residents get a better deal on gas and electricity bills, working with switching partner iChoosr, which runs many energy switching schemes across the country, making it easy and simple for people to consider switching energy provider and save money. The strength of the scheme lies in the collective purchasing power to try and secure better deals for everyone.

Households can register their interest in the scheme for free between now and 13 October 2015. Once registration closes on 13 October 2015, iChoosr will gather everyone’s registrations together and invite energy companies to offer their best prices for energy to everyone in the scheme. Residents that register will then receive a personalised offer on the new tariff secured by the scheme, showing exactly how much money they could potentially save if they accept the offer. It is then up to individual households to decide whether they choose to switch energy provider or not. There is no obligation to accept and there are no fees or charges.

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Going for Gold

Staff in Ryedale District Council’s Housing Options Team are going for gold.

Member of the Housing Options Team are working towards achieving Gold Standard for the Housing Options Service. The standard is set by The National Practitioner Support Service (NPSS) which is backed by Central Government.

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North Yorkshire Police launch E-Newsletter

North Yorkshire residents can now find out about the work of their local police force – thanks to the launch of a new e-newsletter.

The newsletter, which is produced 6 times a year, is available here.

It features the latest news from North Yorkshire Police – including news from police teams throughout the Ryedale area.

North Yorkshire response to refugee crisis

North Yorkshire is ready to play its part in providing support and to take in refugees as a result of the developing humanitarian crisis from the war in Syria.

Ryedale District Council and other district council partners are working with North Yorkshire County Council to decide on numbers and will soon be meeting with the Home Office on this issue.

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Landlords' Fair returns to Ryedale

  • Are you looking for some free advice?
  • Do you want to keep up to date with legislation?
  • Would you like free smoke alarms for your property?
  • Do you want to meet other landlords in the area?
  • Would you like to join a network that offers advice online?
  • Are you interested in renovating your empty property?
  • Perhaps you’d like some advice on finding suitable tenants?

A Landlords' Forum is being organised to be held at Ryedale House, Malton on 4 November 2015 in conjunction with the National Landlords Association.

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