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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 28 May 2010

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

Big bike ride

Friday 28 May
A TEAM of cyclists have completed a 240 mile ride across North Yorkshire – collecting pledges to support the Olympic Games.

Girl power! Female bird builds colossal nest

Friday 28 May
A FEMALE Great Tit has built what appears to be the biggest nest ever made by this species. The monster nest, constructed inside a revolving compost maker, is four and a half times larger than a normal Great Tit nest.

Entries being accepted for Conservation Award

Thursday 27 May
ENTRIES are now being accepted for the 2010 Friends of Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Conservation Award.

Learn to mow a meadow

Thursday 27 May
LESSONS are being offered in the ancient – but little used – art of scything a hay meadow as part of the revival of traditional crafts in the Yorkshire Dales.

Thousands of hill farmers missing grants

Wednesday 26 May
LESS than one in ten hill farmers are aware of new changes to their special allowances and could face massive financial hits by missing out on the new system.

Give and take to reduce waste

Wednesday 26 May
HOUSEHOLDERS in Craven are being given the chance to get rid of unwanted items – and help the environment at the same time.

Millennium Meander

Wednesday 26 May
JOIN a charity walk in some of Yorkshire's finest countryside and help to raise money for The Samaritans and other Rotary charities.

MoD joins massive forestry drive

Tuesday 25 May
THE CAMPAIGN to double Britain’s tree cover has received a huge boost with an agreement between the Woodland Trust and the Ministry of Defence – which has vast land holdings – to plant thousands more trees on it training grounds.

Artists go on show at Museum

Tuesday 25 May
A JOINT exhibition of landscapes will go on show at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes later this month.

Cash available for Dales projects

Monday 24 May
GRANTS varying from a few thousands to more than £100,000 are to be made available to Yorkshire Dales communities with plans for projects to on social, economic or environmental themes.

Rustic right move for Ray Mears fans!

Monday 24 May
THERE’S never been a better time to get on the property ladder – even when your des res is made of branches and brash rather than bricks and mortar!


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