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North Yorkshire Now
The newsletter for North Yorkshire residents | March 2016

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  Do it online: report light faults

If you need to report a fault with a street light, we've made it even easier for you to do so online.
Report a fault here...

  Flooding support

If your home or business flooded in the Christmas and New Year storms, you could be eligible for government grant help.
Find out more here...

  Have your say

The County Council and the governing bodies of Eskdale School and Caedmon College, Whitby, are consulting on a proposal to change how secondary education in Whitby is organised.
Have your say here...

  In the plans
  See the latest county council planning applications.

  Roads, traffic & public notices

Our highways teams' winter gritting operations are continuing. Find out how and where we grit.
Read more... 
Stay up to date with road works and traffic regulation orders where you live.
Check out the council's weather cameras around the county.

  What's on

Find out about events at libraries:
See details of lunchtime lectures at the County Record Office:

  Community directory

Our community directory allows you to search online for a range of community information, including childcare, support, activities, clubs, organisations and groups.

  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...


  Tax rise helps to prioritise frontline work

County councillors have voted for a general council tax rise of 1.99% as well as a 2% social care precept.

  Council sets out ambitions for the future

The County Council has set out its ambitions for the coming four years with the publication of its Council Plan 2016-2020.

  Celebrate your local heroes with awards

The County Council has launched its annual community awards to find North Yorkshire's unsung hero volunteers.

  Green light for 30-year transport plan

County councillors have unanimously approved a plan that sets out transport strategies for the next 30 years.

  Could you give a child a different start?

The County Council is supporting this year's national Big Adoption Day - and is asking anyone interested in adopting to get in touch.

  Archive reveals secret stories of WW1

Stories of men who appealed against conscription in the First World War will be revealed in a rare archive at the County Record Office.

  Scheme to help newly qualified drivers

The County Council's road safety team is encouraging recently qualified drivers to consider taking advantage of advanced training.

  Bladder and kidney cancers targeted

A campaign urges people to be aware of early signs of bladder and kidney cancers and to visit their doctor if they see blood in their pee.

  The day you start to stop smoking

Stop-smoking advisors are gearing up to support smokers who want to take the first step in giving up with No Smoking Day on 9 March.

  Join the #openforbusiness campaign

Businesses are invited to get involved in the #openforbusiness map – a digital map aiming to help tourists visiting flood-affected areas identify which businesses are open. Developed by DCLG, the map is part of a digital campaign to promote businesses in flood-affected areas. Business owners, or members of the public, can add businesses to the map in a simple process. Please add your business and share among other businesses and help show that the area is #openforbusiness.

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