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.
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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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.
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.
Richmondshire has community based sports facilities throughout the district.
For up to date fees and charges please contact the sports facility provider.
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
Richmondshire Leisure Trust
Richmond Swimming Pool
Old Station Yard
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 Sports and Leisure Centre
Catterick Leisure Centre
3 Swimming Pools, Fitness Suite, Aerobics Studio, Sports Hall, Conference Facilities.
Tel: 01748 831030
Colburn Community Health & Recreation Centre
Colburn Community Health & Recreation Centre
Tel: 01748 835660
Brompton on Swale
Single court sports hall
Tel: 07974 550704
Tel: 01969 622244
Leyburn Leisure Club
Tel: 01969 622929
Outdoor floodlit facility and community gym
Actvities for adults and children
The Wensleydale Centre
Tel: 01969 650060
Spennithorne / Harmby
Floodlit multi use games area
Spennithorne / Harmby Sports Society
c/o Miss H. Schofield
Tel: 01969 622066
Yorkshire Bank Bike Library and Donation Station in Richmondshire
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
Check out other Bike Libraries
Curlew 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 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 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
Catterick 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
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.
Yorkshire Festival 2016
Step by Step
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
Step by Step Leaflet
Step by Step Referral form for Health Professional
Step by Step Programme Brochure
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
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 has just released ‘Our 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.