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North Yorkshire Now
The newsletter for North Yorkshire residents | October 2014

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We've launched a live chat service to deal with your inquiries. You can chat online to a member of our customer services team. The service is free and is available during office hours, Monday to Friday.

  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 are prepared for winter gritting operations. Find out how and where we grit.
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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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The council is supporting Stoptober, the campaign that encourages the nation's eight million smokers to quit during October.


  Ambitious plan shaped by young people

Up to 15,000 children and young people have informed a three-year plan for children, young people and their families in the county.

  Public health issues highlighted

A new report sets out the health issues facing North Yorkshire’s communities and outlines plans for how to tackle them.

  Draft pothole fund programme drawn up

A provisional programme has been drawn up of road works to be funded by the government's pothole fund and council reserves.

  Dementia support service launched

The county council and the NHS have commissioned an essential new service to support people dealing with the impact of dementia.

  Three quarters of sunbeds fail UV test

Trading standards officers are to investigate sunbed salons county-wide after sample UV radiation tests in which 75% failed.

  New drug and alcohol service for adults

A new service providing treatment and recovery for adults with drug and alcohol misuse and dependence has been launched.

  Help to transform a teenager's life

Foster carers can give teenagers who may have experienced rejection, abuse or neglect the chance to enjoy a stable family life.

  Go-ahead given to waste plant

A final decision has been taken on plans for a waste disposal facility to deal with household waste in North Yorkshire and York.

  Changes to services at Friarage hospital

The way children's and maternity services are provided at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, change this month.

  Retrain, develop and enjoy

Thinking of taking on a new challenge and learning new skills or taking up a new hobby? Now’s the time to do it.

  Councillors' allowances published

Councillors' allowances, including expenses and details of attendance, for 2013/14 have been published.

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