REFUSE COLLECTIONS CHANGE FOR BANK HOLIDAY

Refuse and recycling collections will be one day late across Richmondshire district next week – because of the late summer bank holiday

Collections roll forward one day to cope with the holiday on Monday August 28.

There will be collections of both grey and green bins and recycling boxes and bags depending on location – householders are asked to check on richmondshire.gov.uk for their expected collection day.

SAFER COMMUNITIES

Thirty-one Richmondshire parishes have installed life-saving equipment thanks to grant aid from the District Council.

Residents now have the benefits of defibrillators in rural locations following a shared cash handout of almost £30,000.

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CASH FOR AMBITIOUS SPORTS SCHEME

An ambitious £650,000 scheme to create a sports and community hub in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales has received another cash boost from Richmondshire District Council.

The Leyburn based Wensleydale Rugby Club has been awarded £46,717 for its second phase ‘Towards 2017’ project.   It received £20,000 for the first stage – Towards 2015.

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COUNCILLORS BACK HEALTH CAMPAIGN

Richmondshire District Councillors have added their weight to a campaign to secure under threat health services at Northallerton’s Friarage Hospital.

Members sitting at the Full Council this week unanimously voted to support MP Rishi Sunak in his calls for the health authority to provide a clear strategy for the short, medium and long term future of the Friarage Hospital.

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PLANNING DECISION DEFENDED

Richmondshire District Council has defended its decisions to reject proposals for 69 new homes on two sites in Catterick Garrison after the developer refused to include any affordable homes to meet current government requirements.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are needed to help man the Citizens Advice Hambleton, Richmondshire and Selby and District services – especially at its Richmond office.

Citizens deals with over 10,000 enquiries each year and needs more trained voluntary advisers to meet the ever-growing demand.  No specific qualifications are needed as full training is given.

Rachel Hunter from the charity explained: “Volunteers in our organisation are an indispensable part of the service we give to people. 

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