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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 13 November 2009

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

Railway boosts economy

Friday 13 November
A MAJOR new report has revealed that the privately run Wensleydale Railway is bringing £700,000 into the local economy every year.

Report celebrates the success of volunteers managing buildings, but highlights a fragile future

Friday 13 November
USE of England’s rural community-owned buildings has trebled since 1988, according to the research undertaken in ACRE’s 2009 national survey of rural community buildings. The key findings celebrate the success of volunteers and the buildings they manage in supporting local action and service delivery.

Countryside 2060 vision “a fairy tale” – TFA

Thursday 12 November
IN ONE of the most outspoken criticisms ever of Government countryside policies, the Tenant Farmers’ Association (TFA) today attacked Natural England’s future vision for areas like the Yorkshire Dales as a “fairy tale.”

Yorkshire’s William Worsley elected CLA President

Thursday 12 November
WILLIAM Worsley was today elected President of the Country Land & Business Association (CLA).

Review of Craven’s Parishes

Wednesday 11 November
CRAVEN District Council will be reviewing the district’s 73 parishes in the coming months to examine issues such as their boundaries and electoral arrangements.

Victorian players learn to rap

Wednesday 11 November
NOT the rapping of the 21st century, of course, but that of 19th century rapper sword dancers.

New opportunities for local businesses

Tuesday 10 November
BUSINESS people will have the chance later this month to learn how to cash in on a project unfolding in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

300,000 new trees this autumn

Tuesday 10 November
SCHOOL children throughout England will this autumn plant 300,000 new tree saplings in the latest instalment of a plan which has given the nation 1.5million new trees and miles of hedgerow.

Hattersley praise for Yorkshire countryside

Monday 09 November
THE North Yorkshire countryside, from the famous Three Peaks in the Dales to the ruined abbeys of the North York Moors, have received a peon of praise in a book to be published by the former cabinet minister and author, Roy Hattersley.

Where’s Brown Owl?

Monday 09 November
THIS is the question that the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and the BBC Autumnwatch team are hoping to answer, by appealing to members of the public to listen out for Tawny Owls and report them to the Trust.


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