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    The impact of the pandemic continues to be felt by voluntary and community organisations across Ryedale district as they express concerns about their future. Almost a quarter of voluntary and community organisations across the district may not stay open beyond March 2021 without greater support, reports Community First Yorkshire. Almost half of the organisations who responded rely on volunteers to…
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  • The Time to Change Hub in York is part of the national Time to Change campaign, a social movement aiming to change the way people think about mental health. They aim to challenge mental health stigma, namely, through people sharing their lived experience. On Thursday 4 February 2021, the Time to Change campaign is highlighting how small conversations about mental…
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  • Five-year-old Frilly hasn’t had the best time recently. This pretty little cat initially came to us in February, heavily pregnant with her 4th litter and in desperate need of our help. Shortly after arriving at the Adoption Centre Frilly gave birth to 3 kittens and, after being a very excellent and protective mum to her brood, her youngsters went off…
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  • Looking Forward To 2021 With Ryedale Dog Rescue

    by Jared Smith
    The volunteers and dogs at Ryedale Dog Rescue are looking forward to a successful 2021, hopefully without the drama and uncertainty of 2020. Last year was a difficult one for small charities: many didn’t survive the impact of the pandemic. So, despite many challenges, we feel lucky to have come through unharmed. And, in many ways, we’ve come out stronger.…
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  • COVID-19 Prompts Launch of “Dads & Lads” Group

    by Jared Smith
    by Mark Dunsmore We have a lot of responsibility on our shoulders — being a dad, a husband, a brother, an uncle, the odd job man, the lift, the coach…the list goes on. It can be difficult finding time to meet new, likeminded people, especially if you’re new to the area, have lost touch with old friends or you’re just…
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  • Are you aged between 18 and 60, female or male, and considering further income? Want a new challenge? Would you like to gain new skills and support your community? Becoming one of our On-Call firefighters may be just the job for you! Malton Fire Station is actively seeking on-call firefighters. These are members of the community who are paid to…
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  • Sheriff Hutton Jumblies Update

    by Jared Smith
    COVID-19 has certainly impacted on our fundraising events, not only on the money we raise, but also on the social aspect. We have really missed being able to meet up with everyone. Many people have come along to our sales for a number of years and we have come to think of them as friends. Although a lot of very…
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  • The present Malton war memorial on the junction on Yorkersgate is now well over 100 years old. Originally there was a simple stone plinth Memorial in the main square opposite St Michael’s Church, on which was mounted a cannon brought back from the Crimean war. When the current memorial was built on the triangle of land in Yorkersgate, the 3.5-tonne…
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  • January 2021 Editor’s Letter

    by Jared Smith
    by Marianne Long, Editor   Welcome to our January edition. We have within ourselves / Enough to fill the present day with joy, / And overspread the future years with hope. — William Wordsworth, 1770-1850. Well, I don’t think there’s many of us that won’t be glad to see the end of that year. At the time of writing, however, things…
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