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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 18 September 2009

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

Fuel tax hike widens rural/urban divide says CLA North

Friday 18 September
THE CLA in the North says that this month's increase in fuel duty has again highlighted how much people and businesses in the countryside are dependent on vehicular transport, meaning they are hit disproportionately by the rise.

Poetry for Everyone at Victoria Hall Settle

Friday 18 September
A GROUP of Craven poets are having a celebration of poetry at The Victoria Hall in Settle on Thursday 1st October.

Leading rock climber to launch £6m Grizedale project

Thursay 17 September
WORLD rock climbing prodigy and Lake District lad, Leo Houlding, is to unveil the new £6 million visitor facilities on the Forestry Commission estate at Grizedale Forest, near Ambleside in Cumbria on Friday 18 September.

Carp disease hits Lincs fishery

Thursday 17 September
COURSE fish anglers in Yorkshire will be anxiously watching attempts to prevent the spread of a deadly carp disease which has hit a fishery near Grantham, Lincs.

Summer bus service extended

Wednesday 16 September
THE SUMMER Nidderdale Rambler bus service has been extended this year and will now run every Sunday until the 18th October, providing the perfect opportunity to explore Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Last chance funding for 2009

Wednesday 16 September
COMMUNITIES, businesses and individuals in the Yorkshire Dales National Park are being invited to apply for funding in a last call for projects in 2009.

New farm rules threaten daily pinta

Tuesday 15 September
NEW European Union laws restricting the amount of nitrogen-based fertilisers and slurry farmers can spread on their land are threatening Britain’s daily pinta, says the Tenant Farmers’ Association.

Plan unveiled to extend native woodland in Weardale

Tuesday 15 September
THE FORESTRY Commission is supporting a `back to nature’ plan in Weardale which will see thousands of native trees take root and new wildlife habitats created.

Pennine Way welcome for walkers

Monday 14 September
A NEW project to welcome walkers to country towns near famous rambler routes was celebrated at the weekend in the town which pioneered the move: Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, some 20 miles south of the Yorkshire Dales section of the Pennine Way.

Voters have their say on cultural icon

Monday 14 September
JOURNALIST and author Bill Mitchell has been voted the Yorkshire Dales National Park’s greatest living cultural icon.

Herriot Hospice Homecare ‘Fun Run’

Monday 14 September
HERRIOT Hospice Homecare is having a 5k Sponsored Fun Run taking place at Thirsk Racecource to raise money for the charity.


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