Culture and Community Wellbeing

What do we mean by 'Culture and Wellbeing'?

We all have our own ideas of what culture and wellbeing might mean. It has often been associated with ballet, theatre, museums and health but in Richmondshire it includes a very wide range of everyday activity.

The Culture and Wellbeing Delivery Manager is responsible for arts, museums, heritage, sport/leisure, play and health. Contact Jo-Anne Simpson, Culture and Wellbeing Delivery Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01748 901045

Leisure and sports development are delivered via Richmondshire Leisure Trust.

For us, culture and wellbeing includes all of the following activity:

Archives,  characteristic design and building, choirs and bands, clothing and fashion, Countryside pursuits, creative industries, customs & traditions, film, television & radio, food and drink, historic environment, History and memory, landscape and nature, Language & dialect, Libraries, Museums & galleries, music, night-life, performing arts, play, reading, health, spirituality and beliefs, sports, tourism, visual arts, writing and storytelling.

In order to support the development of culture in Richmondshire, we have developed a range of strategies to deliver working in partnership with a number of organisations including the local Play Partnership, the Community Sports Network, Arts/Culture Network, Museums Network, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group and Area Partnerships. 

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Sport

Sports Development is provided by Richmondshire Leisure Trust. As part of this role the trust can offer a range of services for community sports organisations and community groups. 
 
Our Service Level Agreement with the Leisure Trust sets out the range of activities undertaken by the trust. 
 

Check out the latest summer Families Guide for Richmondshire

For information regarding Sports Development please contact Matt Prosser telephone 01748 824581 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
North Yorkshire Sport
 

North Yorkshire Sport Ltd is a registered charity and the County Sports Partnership (CSP) for North Yorkshire & York. Our overall aim as an organisation is to promote and encourage increased participation in sport & active recreation, whether as a participant, volunteer or coach.

If you need any assistance with club development including funding, coaching, volunteering, accessible activity or club matters please visit www.northyorkshiresport.co.uk or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Richmondshire has community based sports facilities throughout the district.

For up to date fees and charges please contact the sports facility provider.

Richmond

Richmond swimming pool and the indoor / outdoor sporting facilities at Richmond School are operated by Richmondshire Leisure Trust with support from Richmondshire District Council.Contact Richmondshire Leisure Trust for further details or follow this link:Tel: 01748 824581

Fax: 01748 822148


General Manager
Richmondshire Leisure Trust
Richmond Swimming Pool
Old Station Yard

Richmond

North Yorkshire

DL10 4LD

Liberty Health Club

 Tel:  01748 821000

Gym with studio classes run by Richmondshire Leisure Trust.  Classes can be attended by non-members by booking in advance.


Catterick Garrison

Catterick Garrison Sports and Leisure Centre

Nuffield Health

Catterick Leisure Centre

Gough Road

Catterick Garrison

DL93EL

3 Swimming Pools, Fitness Suite, Aerobics Studio, Sports Hall, Conference Facilities.

Tel: 01748 831030

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.catterickleisurecentre.com


Colburn

Colburn Community Health & Recreation Centre

Sports hall

Fitness suite

Activities

 Colburn Community Health & Recreation Centre

Catterick Road

Colburn

DL9 4QH

Tel: 01748 835660

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Brompton on Swale

 Single court sports hall

 Tel: 07974 550704


Leyburn

 Tennis Courts

 Wensleydale School

Leyburn

Tel: 01969 622244

 Leyburn Leisure Club

Tel: 01969 622929


Askrigg

 Outdoor floodlit facility and community gym

Actvities for adults and children

 The Wensleydale Centre

Askrigg

 Jan Hale

Tel: 01969 650060

 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Spennithorne / Harmby

 Floodlit multi use games area

 Spennithorne / Harmby Sports Society

 c/o Miss H. Schofield

Tel: 01969 622066

 

Cycle Links

Yorkshire Bank Bike Library and Donation Station in Richmondshire

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We now have our very own Bike Library and Donation Station in Richmondshire.  The Hive in Catterick is now an officially registered Bike Library at Hipswell Lodge 

Contact: Neil Brimer

Telephone: 01748 872912 or 07817 894 322

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Check out other Bike Libraries 

pdfCurlew Cycle Rides - Monthly family friendly cycle rides from villages in Hambleton and Richmondshire 

Cycle routes in Leyburn:

National Cycle Network

Cycle Yorkshire Find a Ride

Tips for Cycle Safety from Roadwise

 

Sky ride

Sky Rides are big, fun events which take over a town or city centre so lots of cyclists of all ages and abilities can ride safely together on a traffic-free route. They’re a great day out for families, with loads to do both on and off a bike.

This year we brought our big traffic-free rides to: Plymouth, Bolton, Stockton-on-Tees, Leeds, Bournemouth, Newcastle/Gateshead, Southampton, Manchester, Bradford, Hull

 

Breeze

Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun. British Cycling's aim is to help thousands more women feel confident and comfortable about going on a ride.

 

Get Cycling Disability

Get Cycling Disability provides cycles and cycling support to special schools, community groups and individuals. They are the sole portal for new and refurbished cycles funded by the Family Fund Charity. They can give advice on each type of bike and describes their cycle sales and adaptation services, as well as disability cycling events.

Cycle Yorkshire Legacy

Cycle Yorkshire launch Ride the Routes Mobile Phone App

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority - Cycle the Dales 

Stage 1 Cycles

Richmond Cycling Club

Catterick Garrison Circular Cycle Route

North Yorkshire Cycle Routes

Colomba Cycle Club

Swaledale Outdoor Club

pdfCatterick Garrison Go Ride

Richmond and Darlington Cycling Club

North Yorkshire Cycling

North Yorkshire County Council Cycle lanes and routes 

Dales Bike Centre

Royal British Legion Bike Rides

Curlew Cycle Club 

Cycle Sales and Repairs

 

Arts in Richmondshire

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Community Arts Equipment Loan Scheme now hosted by the Georgian Theatre Royal

A bank providing vital resources for arts and community groups across Richmondshire has moved into a new home. The equipment bank - for voluntary and professional groups - has opened for business at the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond.

It has been under the care of the Georgian Theatre Royal since June from its previous base within White Rose Community Centre at Catterick Garrison.

The bank includes lighting, sound, exhibition boards and cases, staging, cinema equipment and other media and can be hired by both amateur and professional organisations and groups.

For more information contact the Georgian Theatre Royal on 01748 823710 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Yorkshire Festival 2016 

 

Useful Links

Health & Wellbeing

Step by Step

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Step by Step is a lifestyle service to support residents who want to improve their health by making positive lifestyle choices.

North Yorkshire County Council Public Health have commissioned Richmondshire District Council to deliver this holistic service. Its aim is to improve health conditions including respiratory conditions, heart disease, muscular disorders, obesity, risk of falls and long term conditions such as asthma, arthritis and osteoporosis, as well as supporting those who need to increase their physical activity.

Step by Step incorporates the previous GP exercise referral scheme and a new service for people who need extra support to improve their lifestyle. Anyone wishing to take part in the programme should do so by visiting their GP, Nurse, or other Health Professional for a referral.

The service is open to any Richmondshire resident who is 18 or over, who meets the eligibility criteria* and has been referred by their GP or other health care professional.

Patients who are accepted on the programme will participate in a 12 week tailor-made programme from one of the following:

  • Lifestyle workshops and discounted access to swim, gym and exercise classes

pdfpdfStep by Step Leaflet  

pdfStep by Step Referral form for Health Professional 

pdfStep by Step Programme Brochure

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Contact the Lifestyle Officer, Ryan Rutherford on 01748 901044/901045 or by secure email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

 

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Dementia 

Richmondshire Dementia Action Alliance

Richmondshire now has its very own Dementia Action Alliance Group that are working towards Richmondshire becoming a Dementia Friendly Community.  The steering group meets once a month and is also available to offer support and advice to any organisations or businesses that would like to become Dementia Friendly.  The group can also provide awareness raising sessions for you to attend or for your employees and volunteers.

Why not help Richmondshire become Dementia Friendly

If you would like to join the Richmondshire Dementia Action Alliance this is really easy, all you need to do is use the link on the Dementia Action website at http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/local_alliances/14581_richmondshire_dementia_action_alliance or if you would like more information contact Linda Haggie Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jo-Anne Simpson Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Find out more about becoming a Dementia Friend

There is lots of information available on the Alzheimer's Society website 

 

Health and Well being

Richmondshire District Council works closely with its partners to improve the health and well being of its residents.  For more information contact the Culture and Well-being Delivery Manager, Jo-Anne Simpson Tel: 01748 901045 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Volunteering 

Richmondshire District Council has just released ‘pdfOur guide to volunteering Information and advice’ which is available for those people who may be interested in volunteering services to support the work of the Council. It covers all of the essentials around issues such as insurance, expenses and health and safety. 

People volunteer for many different reasons, some to gain work experience, to meet new people, to make a difference, gain confidence or to develop new skills, but whatever the reason, volunteering is beneficial to all those involved.  

 

 

 

Contact Us

Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.