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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 21 November

A look back at the past week, with our weekly round up of Yorkshire Dales News published on Daelnet.

Surfers wanted for focus group

Friday 21 November 2008
Surfers who use the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) internet website are being recruited to help make it even better.

Ancient game re-discovered in the Yorkshire Dales

Friday 21 November 2008
The “board” for an ancient game of strategy, dating back to the Roman Empire, has been re-discovered in the village of Gayle in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

New rating laws threaten rural landlords

Wednesday 19 November 2008
AT a timer of rock-bottom business confidence, rural landlords are facing a grave new financial threat because of recent changes to the rating system on empty commercial premises, says the Country Land and Business Association (CLA).

Plea to the public after dormouse death

Wednesday 19 November 2008
MORE houses must be built on rural land if the shortage of affordable homes for country people is to be met, says Housing Minister Caroline Flint.

North Yorkshire wins approval for primary schools building plan

Tuesday 18 November 2008
NORTH Yorkshire County Council recently received Government approval for plans to invest millions of pounds of extra funding in primary education across the county.

Major shaker up for water supplies

Wednesday 19 November 2008
THE Government is considering a massive e shake-up in the way the nation’s water and sewage services are handled which would allow thousands of local organisations and businesses to choose an independent supplier.

Good news, bad news for rural post offices

Wednesday 19 November 2008
AS various countryside organisations were celebrating the Government’s decision not to take a vital revenue earner away from rural sub-post offices, a London-based think tank warned that thousands were likely to close anyway.

Cobbles set to be restored in the heart of Settle

Tuesday 18 November 2008
HISTORIC cobbles in the heart of Settle are about to be restored thanks to the work of Craven District Council. Residents of Bishopdale Court in the Yorkshire Dales market town have campaigned for years to find an authority to take on responsibility for repairing and maintaining the area.

Countryside needs new vision in credit crunch – LibDems

Monday 17 November 2008
THE Liberal Dempocrats, whose members represent dozens of rural seats in Parliament, are demanding new thinking to help rural areas ride the credit crunch, it was revealed at the weekend. And the rural housing market is one of their major targets.

New play equipment thanks to lottery bid

Monday 17 November 2008
A CELEBRATION was held to mark the success of fundraising efforts to provide play equipment for young people in the Upper Dales.


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