Win four adult tickets to ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and a three-month subscription to Stirrd.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The 180-year-old North Yorkshire Moors Railway runs along 24 miles of steep inclines, remote landscapes and breath-taking vistas, carrying over 300,000 visitors every year. A popular film location, NYMR has featured in many award-winning movies. One of its most magical features is Goathland Station, which doubled as Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film.

Services run Northbound from Pickering to Whitby via Levisham, Newton Dale Halt, Goathland and Grosmont stations and Southbound from Whitby or Grosmont to Pickering via Grosmont, Goathland, Newtondale Halt and Levisham.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a not-for-profit charitable organisation with hundreds of volunteers helping to keep things moving. Every visitor that travels on the railway helps preserve one of the earliest and most historic lines.

To enter, answer this question

In what year did a small group of local people form the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Preservation Society?

Complete this form to enter or post your answer and contact details to Editor, North Yorkshire Now, Communications Unit, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Racecourse Road, Northallerton, DL7 8AD.

You can find the answer on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway website.

The closing date is 4pm on Friday 26 July 2019. Terms and conditions apply.


The winner of last issue’s competition was Alan Baud, who won VIP entry to Scarborough Sea Life and a breakfast seal feeding experience.

Three-month subscription to Stirrd

This month we’ve teamed up with new Harrogate-based confectionary brand Stirrd to give away a three-month subscription to the lucky winner of our #MadeInNorthYorkshire competition.

Handmade in Harrogate using traditional copper pans, fresh batches of premium fudge and other treats are posted from Stirrd HQ direct to subscribers’ letterboxes.

Brand Manager Rachael Best said: “We want everyone to be given the chance to taste real, melt-in-the-mouth, good-for-the-soul fudge. We make all our confectionery in the old-style pans because it tastes truly amazing that way, but we always take inspiration from the latest trends to keep our boxes fresh and exciting. Every month our customers receive a traditional fudge, a flavoured fudge and another treat like a caramel, mallow, nut brittle or honeycomb.”

You can find out more about Stirrd and follow @areyoustirrd on social media.

To enter

To be in with a chance of winning, simply follow us on Instagram @northyorkscc then look out for and comment on our #MadeInNorthYorkshire post when we add it in the next few days.


The winner of last issue’s #MadeInNorthYorkshire competition was @louisewilliams72, who won a hamper of award winning cheeses from Wensleydale Creamery.

We’ll be running more competitions in coming months. A good way to keep informed about them is by subscribing to our newsletter, NY Now, if you aren’t already a reader.

North Yorkshire Now publication competition and prize draw terms and conditions

  1. The Competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 years or over.
  2. All correct and eligible entries into the Competition will be entered into the Prize Draw.
  3. All Competition entries must be submitted online or on a postcard or letter to Editor, North Yorkshire Now, Communications Unit, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Racecourse Road, Northallerton, DL7 8AD and only one entry per person is permitted.
  4. The Opening Date and Closing Date for entries to the Competition shall be as specified in Competition information.  Entries received after this time will not be considered or entered into the Prize Draw.
  5. The entity offering the Competition is North Yorkshire County Council of County Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AD (‘NYCC’). NYCC accepts no responsibility for entries not received for whatever reason, including, but not limited to human error, any technical fault, technical malfunction, computer hardware or software failure, satellite, network or server failure of any kind.
  6. One winner from the Prize Draw entries will be chosen by random draw on the Draw Date.
  7. The winner will receive the Prize as specified in the Competition information from NYCC or the provider of the Prize (as applicable).
  8. The winner will be notified by email or post before the Notification Date and must provide a valid UK postal address to claim the prize. If a winner does not respond to NYCC within five business days of being notified by NYCC, then the winner's prize will be forfeited and NYCC will select another winner from the Prize Draw at random.
  9. The prize for the winner is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
  10. The decision of NYCC regarding any aspect of the Competition and/or the Prize Draw is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into in respect of the same.
  11. The winner's name and county can be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the Communications Unit, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AD no earlier than 42 days nor later than 84 days after the date of the Closing Date of the Prize Draw.
  12. Participants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry. NYCC reserves the right to refuse entry, or refuse to award the prize to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions.
  13. NYCC reserves the right to hold void, cancel, suspend, or amend the Competition and/or the Prize Draw where it becomes necessary to do so.
  14. Insofar as is permitted by law, NYCC, its agents or employees will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of NYCC its agents or employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.
  15. Winners may be required to participate in publicity related to the Prize Draw which may include the publication of their name in any media.
  16. Personal data supplied during the course of the Competition and the Prize Draw may be passed on to third parties only insofar as required for delivery of the prize in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.
  17. The Competition and Prize Draw will be governed by English law submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

This Privacy Notice is designed to help you understand how your personal data is processed in relation to any NY Now competition. This notice should be read in conjunction with the Council’s Corporate Privacy Notice.

Who are we?

North Yorkshire County Council is a ‘Data Controller’ as defined by Article 4(7) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This means that we have a duty of care towards the personal data that we collect and use. The Council has appointed Veritau Ltd to be its Data Protection Officer. Their contact details are:

Data Protection Officer (Veritau Ltd)
County Hall
Racecourse Lane
Northallerton
DL7 8AL

infogov@northyorks.gov.uk / 01609 532526

By entering this competition you are giving your consent for us to contact you in the event that you are the winner. We will never pass on your details without your consent or use your information for any other purpose. Personal data of the winner may be passed on to third parties only insofar as required for delivery of the prize.

If you are unhappy with the way in which your data has been handled or the way in which a data protection request has been answered then you may complain to our data protection officer. 

If you are still unhappy with the response from our data protection officer, or if you would rather complain straight to a regulator, then you may make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office which regulates data protection and information governance matters in the UK. 

First Contact Team 
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane 
Wilmslow Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Email: casework@ico.gsi.gov.uk

For further information on how the Council processes your personal data, including your rights, please refer to www.northyorks.gov.uk/privacy-notices