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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 30 July 2010

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

Cavers busy again on conservation work

Friday 30 July
FOLLOWING last month’s building of a stone stile near Browgill, cavers have again been busy on conservation work. This time it was the turn of the wooded valley around Yordas Cave in Kingsdale.

New interim boss for RPA

Friday 30 July
THE much-criticised Rural Payments Agency is to have a new temporary boss following the resignation of former chief executive Tony Cooper after the agency was damned for incompetence and poor service by a Government investigation.

Dales grants for broadleaf forestry

Thursday 29 July
NEW grants have become available for Yorkshire Dales farmers and landowners to encourage them to plant broadleaf trees, it was announced today (July 29).

New pilot scheme launched to open up digital cinema to rural North Yorkshire

Thursday 29 July
UK Film Council awards new consortium £400,000 to run North Yorkshire Rural Cinema Pilot Scheme.

New advice for grouse moor owners

Wednesday 28 July
GROUSE shooting is a major industry in North Yorkshire and its two national parks, providing welcome jobs in some of the most remote areas of the county, but owning and maintaining a grouse shoot can be a financial nightmare.

Investors needed for barn conservation project

Wednesday 28 July
BUSINESSES, individuals and charities are being headhunted to support a unique project to restore and conserve some of the thousands of dilapidated field barns in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Hill farmers join new subsidy scheme

Tuesday 27 July
SOME 2,000 hill farmers have already signed up to the new uplands subsidies scheme which only came into effect at he beginning of July, 500 of them in Yorkshire. Each will receive grants averaging £26,800 over the next five years.

New era for restoring the natural environment

Tuesday 27 July
THE White Paper on the Natural Environment provides a real opportunity to lay the foundations of nature conservation for the 21st century, according to The Wildlife Trusts.

Three Peaks award for schoolgirl

Monday 26 July
A 10-year-old schoolgirl is the latest walker to join a special club in the Yorkshire Dales – after complete the gruelling Three Peaks challenge in 11 hours.

Countryside quangos: the bonfire grows

Monday 26 July
YET more countryside quangos are being added to the bonfire promised by the Coalition government as the new Defra Secretary Caroline Spelman takes their duties back into the heart of her department.


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