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  • Abnormal loads (road transport)
    • Abnormal loads - notification

      Hauliers and crane operators must give a minimum of two days' notice to the highway authority and bridge owners before moving an abnormal load.

  • Abuse
  • Access to countryside
    • Rights of way - open access land

      People were given the right to walk across open country - mountain, moor, heath, down and registered common land - by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.

  • Accountability
    • Financial information

      We publish a statement of financial accounts each year, which are formally examined by external auditors appointed by the Audit Commission. A summary accounts leaflet is also available.

  • Accountancy
    • Financial information

      We publish a statement of financial accounts each year, which are formally examined by external auditors appointed by the Audit Commission. A summary accounts leaflet is also available.

  • Addiction
    • Alcohol

      Alcohol is something to be enjoyed, however drinking too much or at the wrong time can be harmful. It is important to know where the benefits end and the risks begin.

    • Drugs

      If you are experiencing difficulties with drugs, or anyone you know is, you can access support from a range of services in North Yorkshire.

  • Adoption
    • Adoption

      All kinds of children need adopting - from toddlers and young school-age children to siblings who need to stay together.

  • Adoption rights
    • Adoption

      All kinds of children need adopting - from toddlers and young school-age children to siblings who need to stay together.

  • Adult and community education centres
    • Adult education

      We provide quality part-time education and training for adults across the county. You can view course details and enrol from this page.

  • Adult link schemes
  • Advanced driving tests
    • 95 Alive

      We took the lead in the recent 95 Alive road safety partnership - a group of local authorities, emergency services and other agencies that worked together throughout the county to reduce the number of people killed and injured on the roads.

  • Advertising
    • Misleading adverts

      Statements made in advertising must not mislead or omit any relevant information.

  • Age discrimination
  • AIDS and HIV
    • HIV

      Information about HIV.

  • Air pollution
  • Alarms for elderly and disabled
    • Community alarm services

      Alarms are available for people who are vulnerable because of age, ill health or disability. They enable you to call for help in an emergency, 24-hours a day.

    • Telecare services

      Telecare is a system that uses a range of sensors to help you to live at home, if you are vulnerable and need support.

  • Alcohol

    Alcohol is something to be enjoyed, however drinking too much or at the wrong time can be harmful. It is important to know where the benefits end and the risks begin.

  • Alcohol use and abuse
    • Alcohol

      Alcohol is something to be enjoyed, however drinking too much or at the wrong time can be harmful. It is important to know where the benefits end and the risks begin.

  • Alcoholic drinks
    • Alcohol

      Alcohol is something to be enjoyed, however drinking too much or at the wrong time can be harmful. It is important to know where the benefits end and the risks begin.

  • Allotments
    • Allotments

      Plots of land for use to grow vegetables, fruit and flowers are available for rent by local people. Your local district/borough council will determine the regulations concerning the use of allotments and they are responsible for ensuring adequate security (fences etc.) is provided.

  • Animal fouling
    • Dog bins and animal fouling

      District councils may provide bins in parks and other public areas for use by dog owners. They are also responsible for monitoring dog fouling and for initiating court proceedings against offenders.

  • Animal health
    • Animal health and welfare

      Our Trading Standards service is responsible for the enforcement of animal health and welfare legislation.

  • Animal movement licences
    • Animal movement

      This page explains about animal movements and gives details of any animal movement restrictions that are in force.

  • Animal rights and welfare
  • Anxiety
    • Mental health problems

      Mental health problems can affect anyone at any time and one in four people will experience some form of mental illness.

  • Approved social workers
  • Arabic language
  • Archaeology
    • Archaeology

      The county boasts an enviable archaeological legacy, from prehistoric times through to military remains of the 20th century, all of which shape the towns and villages we live in today.

  • Arts and entertainment venues
    • Arts and entertainment

      Whether you are a visitor to the area or a resident, there are plenty of opportunities for people of all ages to take part in the arts in North Yorkshire.

  • Arts development
    • Arts and entertainment

      Whether you are a visitor to the area or a resident, there are plenty of opportunities for people of all ages to take part in the arts in North Yorkshire.

  • Asbestos
    • Pollution control - asbestos

      Materials containing asbestos are commonly found in buildings. It is not unsafe generally, as long as it remains sealed and undisturbed.

  • Attendance and truancy
    • Truancy

      By law, children of compulsory school age - five to 16 years - who are registered at a school must attend daily.

  • Auction premises
    • Auction premises

      You do not need a licence for auction premises in North Yorkshire.

  • Autism
    • Autism strategy consultation

      We want to know what you think about our autism strategy, so that we can improve services for people with autism in North Yorkshire.

  • Safeguarding vulnerable adults

    We are committed to preventing the abuse of vulnerable adults and responding promptly when abuse is suspected.

This page was last updated on 28 November 2013