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

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  Do it online: Apply for a concessionary bus pass

Are you eligible for a concessionary older person's bus pass? You can find out and apply online.

  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

Stay up to date with roadworks around the county.
Check out the council's weather cameras around the county.

  What's on

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

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

We are to spend more money on improving the county's schools after the council's executive approved the school's capital programme.

  Roll up to get a flavour of the past

Edible archival treats and foodie facts are in store as people are invited to get a taste of history at the County Record Office.

  Council leader steps down after 14 years

County council leader John Weighell looks back on his 14 years in the role as he announces that he will be stepping down.

  Open the door to a young person

Do you have the experience to support young people with complex and challenging behaviour? Our No Wrong Door team is recruiting.

  Play helps support armed forces children

A theatre project commissioned by the council is helping pupils affected by troop movements to develop resilience.

  County takes a lead on adoption support

The council is taking a lead in rolling out a national service to help adoptive parents get the best therapeutic care for children.

  £60,000 of illicit tobacco seized

Illicit cigarettes and rolling tobacco with a street value of £60,000 have been seized by Trading Standards officers and police.

  Beware 'black henna' tattoos

Holidaymakers are being warned of the risks associated with temporary "black henna" tattoos offered in many holiday resorts.

  Buy a compost bin for £12

North Yorkshire residents are being encouraged to get composting at home with the offer of a compost bin from £12.

  Stop Hate helpline is launched

A 24-hour telephone helpline has been launched to assist victims of hate crime in North Yorkshire, as part of a police campaign.


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