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North Yorkshire Now
The newsletter for North Yorkshire residents | June 2012

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Yorkshire Now

North Yorkshire Now is a cost-effective way for the County Council to keep in touch with people across the county. If you have found it useful, please encourage family, friends and colleagues to sign up at

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  Do it online
  Find out about the blue badge parking concessions scheme for disabled people with mobility problems and apply for a badge.
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  Have your say
  The County Council is inviting comments on its draft strategy to meet the needs of children and young people up to the age of 19 with autism.
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  Jobs and careers
  The County Council needs resource workers in the Easingwold area. Search here for "resource worker".
Search here for all the latest job vacancies with the county council.
Are you a young person thinking about your future? Visit Get Connected Now for careers, learning and work in North Yorkshire.

  What's on?
  Find details of events in June, including food and folk festivals.
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Add your event to our listings.
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Find local and family history events at the County Record Office.
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Find out about events at libraries.
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  In the plans
  See the latest County Council planning applications.
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  Roadworks and roadside cameras
  Stay up to date with roadworks around the county.
Check out the council's traffic and weather cameras around the county.

  Back le Bid: Tour de France 2016
  Yorkshire is bidding to bring the Tour de France cycle race to the region in 2016. Add your voice.



  Celebrating the county's volunteers

It's national Volunteers' Week, so we look at how volunteers support the work of the County Council and how you can get involved.
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  Where the Olympic torch will be in county

North Yorkshire residents have the chance to see the Olympic torch as it travels around the county later this month.
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  A chance to support our armed forces

This month, communities across North Yorkshire will stage events as part of the national show of support for the armed forces.
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  Be alert to children on light nights

As the evenings grow lighter, drivers are being urged to be more alert to children playing outside and riding their bikes.
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  New-style zone to deter cold callers

The County Council is stepping up its campaign to deter cold callers and doorstep criminals with a new-style No Cold Calling Zone.
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  County's artists open their doors

North Yorkshire artists will open their doors to visitors for free events on the weekends of June 9/10 and 16/17.
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  Show your local market some love

Love Your Local Market fortnight in June is part of a national effort to help high streets thrive. North Yorkshire markets are involved.
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  Have a say on public rights of way

The County Council is looking for people who want to influence policy and planning related to access to the countryside and rights of way.
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  Four fab days for youth arts festival

Four days of music, drama, dance and art... and that's only part of this month's CultureShock 2012 youth arts festival.
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  Communities celebrate high-speed link

Residents in more North Yorkshire communities have celebrated the launch of their high-speed broadband network.
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