RICHMONDSHIRE’S BIGGEST LOSER!!

A Richmondshire man blighted by health issues through diabetes has lost 30 pounds in weight and reduced his medication thanks to a lifestyle programme overseen by the District Council.

Alastair Fraser, aged 57, has gone from clinically obese to overweight in just 12 weeks on the Step by Step programme – dropping two shirt sizes and losing 18 centimetres from his waist.

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KEEP RURAL PHONE BOXES - SAY COUNCILLORS

Richmondshire should keep its rural phone boxes – say its district councillors.

In response to consultation from British Telecom,which is looking to remove kiosks in communities across the region, members of Full Council this week (Tuesday December 13) agreed that there is an overriding social need for them to remain in all but a few places.

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REVIEW OF FREE CAR PARKING

Free parking close to a row of shops in Colburn affected by major roadworks will be reviewed in the New Year.

 

Richmondshire District Councillors have suspended car parking charges at Hildyard Row - the facility closest to the Whiteshops at Catterick Garrison - for the three months to January 31. And last night (Tuesday December 13) they agreed to re-look at the charging structure before the end of January.

 

They had been presented with a petition from local shopkeepers asking that charges be removed completely.   They say that parking charges are killing their trade – which has been compounded by improvement work to the A6136 which runs outside their premises.

 

“We understand these are difficult times for small businesses and we are happy to remove charges for a short period of time as a result of these roadworks,” said Council Leader, Councillor Yvonne Peacock.

“But we have to look at parking provision across the whole district.”

SCOTCH CORNER DEVELOPMENT GETS GO AHEAD

 

News that a multi million pound retail and leisure development for Richmondshire has been given the green light has been welcomed by District Council chiefs.

Leader of Richmondshire District Council, Councillor Yvonne Peacock said the authority is delighted that the plans for Scotch Corner Designer Outlet have received government approval.

The decision announced today (December 2) comes after a planning inquiry into two possible schemes – one for 84 retail and eight food and drink units and a second for 70 retail outlets.   Each includes the associated parking and landscaping.   The District Council had approved both schemes but they were ‘called in’ for the inquiry by the Secretary of State after concerns on the size and scale of the proposals – and the effects on the economy of neighbouring towns.

“Today’s decision is wonderful news for Richmondshire – and the economy of our area,” said Councillor Peacock.

“It will not only create up to 700 jobs – both in the development of the site but also in the new outlets opened there - but it will bring people from far and wide to visit our district. The knock on effect for the area will be immense and we are very excited to see work on the scheme begin.”

The site applicant says the new centre will house ‘upscale fashion and personal, household and leisure goods retailers’ filling a gap in the market in the north of England.   It will be sited close to the upgraded A1.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/called-in-decision-land-west-of-the-a618-barracks-bank-scotch-corner-north-yorkshire-ref-3132873-3143678-1-december-2016

 

NEW BUS SERVICES FOR RICHMONDSHIRE COMMUNITIES

A new bus service to link some of North Richmondshire’s more remote villages to the main towns and their services was launched this week (November 28).

The Little White Bus Upper Dales Community Minibus Service began running its revised Richmondshire Rover routes offering services to Scorton, Moulton, Middleton Tyas, Melsonby, Eppleby, Caldwell and Forcett for the first time. These will be run alongside those already serving Catterick Village, Tunstall and Scotton.

The services aim to link all these communities - some of which are very rural in nature and currently do not enjoy a regular bus service - with the market towns of Richmond, Barnard Castle, Leyburn, Bedale, Ripon and Northallerton. They also provide a comprehensive service to the new shopping and leisure centre at Princes Gate, Catterick Centre.

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