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North Yorkshire Now
The newsletter for North Yorkshire residents | March 2015

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  Have your say on the
minerals and waste joint plan

As part of the Minerals and Waste Joint Plan for North Yorkshire and York (excluding the Yorkshire Dales National Park), we are consulting the public about new sites and amendments to proposals received as a result of a consultation held last year. We would like your views on these additional sites and revised information before the next stage of preparation of the joint plan. The consultation closes on 13 March 2015.

  Jobs, careers and volunteering

Search here for the latest job vacancies with the county council.
Young people can find advice about career opportunities at Real Start ... Find out about volunteering opportunities with the council here...

  In the plans
  See the latest county council planning applications.
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  Roads and traffic

Our highways teams continue winter gritting operations as required. Find out how and where we grit.
Read more... 
Stay up to date with roadworks around the county.
Check out the council's weather cameras around the county.

  What's on at libraries

Find out about events at libraries:
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  Information for young people

Find advice and information for young people around the county:
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  Major expansion of Extra Care housing

A major expansion of Extra Care facilities for people with health and social care needs is beginning to get under way.

  Praise for initiative to help young people

The Government praised the council at the launch of the No Wrong Door initiative to help some of our most vulnerable young people.

  Bringing together services for the young

We are bringing together services that support children, young people and their families into one service to cover them from 0 to 19.

  Council budget plans approved

Councillors have approved the authority's budget, including a 1.99% council tax rise, about 40p a week for an average Band D household.

  Support for people affected by dementia

Drop-in support sessions aimed at helping people whose lives are affected by dementia are happening at libraries across the county.

  Schools' £51m for building improvements

Over the next three years, North Yorkshire schools will have £51m to invest in improving the condition of their buildings.

  Advisors ready to help smokers quit

Advisors are ready to support North Yorkshire smokers who want to take the first step towards quitting around national No Smoking Day.

  Dig to your roots at family history show

Experts in family history will give tips on how to find out about your roots and your neighbourhood at a major event this month.

  Libraries add to e-books as loans rise

The range of e-books available online from North Yorkshire libraries is continuing to grow with the purchase of 200 new titles.

  Make sure you're registered to vote

National and district elections will take place in May. Make sure you are registered to vote.

  Keep up with council news on radio show

If you live in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon or surrounding areas, you can keep up to date with council news on a new radio show.

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