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People encouraged to discovered health benefits of walking

Darlington and Stockton Times: Julia Mulligan

4:31pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Hambleton residents are being encouraged to discover the benefits of walking during a series of free, short walks festival organised by Hambleton Strollers in the district between May 3 and 10.

Council dumps 0845 number

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hambleton District Council - zxc

5:01pm Friday 11th April 2014

A DISTRICT council is taking a step backwards – in an effort to make life cheaper for callers.

Holidays make bin collections a day late

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hambleton District Council - zxc

3:23pm Thursday 10th April 2014

REFUSE and recycling collections across Hambleton will be affected by the Easter and May Day holidays.

Work carried out at high risk crash site

Darlington and Stockton Times: North Yorkshire County Council logo - zxc

5:30pm Monday 17th March 2014

A crash site on the A170 near Sutton Bank is being monitored by highway bosses after six collisions in the past three years. Work has been carried out to install a warning sign near Cragg House, after the crashes which involved several casualties including four children. North Yorkshire County Councillors have been told there has been one serious collision since works were carried out.

Affordable housing development for village welcomed

Darlington and Stockton Times: WHAT GOES UP: Developers have been told not to neglect building roads and pavements.

3:57pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

COUNCILLORS have welcomed an affordable housing development in a North Yorkshire village, which they say has a desperate shortage of housing for local people.

Council tax shake-up punishing poor people, MPs warn

Darlington and Stockton Times: Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Margaret Hodge, described a privately run out of hours GP service in Cornwall as substandard

6:00am Tuesday 11th March 2014

POOR people are being punished by a controversial shake-up of council tax, a committee of MPs warns today (Tuesday, March 11)

Objectors join forces to oppose supermarket plan

12:50pm Sunday 9th March 2014

MORE than 1,000 written objections have been submitted to a council over proposals to build a supermarket on the outskirts of Stokesley.

Zero tax rise confirmed for Hambleton

Darlington and Stockton Times: COUNCIL TAX: Hambleton District Council leader Councillor Mark Robson.

2:47pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

COUNCIL tax rates for the sprawling Hambleton area of North Yorkshire have been frozen for the fourth year running, it has been confirmed.

Freeze for Hambleton council tax

Darlington and Stockton Times: COUNCIL TAX: Hambleton District Council leader Councillor Mark Robson.

3:28pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

A COUNCIL which came under fire for not passing on government payouts for parish and town councils is set to freeze its own council tax for the fourth year running.

Special grant to help fight obesity

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4:48pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

A grant of £50,000 has been given to Hambleton District Council to establish a two year programme to help overweight and obese adults. The money has come through Public Health, the health and wellbeing service. The authority will be using the money to set up an adult weight management service which supports overweight and obese adults to lose weight and learn how to maintain a healthier weight in the long term.

Council workers prepare for day of protest

Darlington and Stockton Times: Members of Unison outside the Civic Centre

6:09pm Monday 3rd February 2014

LOCAL government workers will take part in an official day of protest tomorrow (Tuesday, February 4).

Pedalling for charity

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hambleton District Council - zxc

4:39pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

LEISURE centres across Hambleton will be getting in a spin next week to raise money for charity.

Consultation on council levy for new developments

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hambleton District Council - zxc

4:46pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

PEOPLE are being invited to have their say on updated proposals to charge a levy on new developments to deliver necessary infrastructure.

Government 'acting like a bully' over planning reforms - MP

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP Tom Blenkinsop

4:00pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

AN MP claims reforms to the planning system which could mean developers are able to push ahead with applications without council approval “kicks sand” in the eyes of local communities.

Part of a former nightclub to be converted into a ground floor flat

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hambleton District Council - zxc

4:01pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

THE LAST part of a former nightclub has been given the go-ahead to be converted into a ground floor flat.

Plans to demolish farm shop to build 113 homes unanimously rejected

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hambleton District Council - zxc

12:50pm Saturday 11th January 2014

MORE than 50 objectors have turned out to support the refusal of a proposal to build 113 homes on the outskirts of a village – which would also involve the demolition of a popular farm shop.

Building change of use "an abuse of the system", say planning committee

12:54pm Friday 10th January 2014

COUNCILLORS have branded plans to retrospectively allow a building to be used as a dwelling on a single-family gypsy site as an “attempt to abuse the system.”

Plans to build 40 homes in village near Thirsk have been approved

12:52pm Friday 10th January 2014

PLANS to build 40 new homes in a village near Thirsk have been approved despite opposition from local residents.

Barn conversion plans for Catton, near Thirsk

12:53pm Friday 10th January 2014

BARN CONVERSIONS: Three agricultural buildings that have been derelict for decades are to be converted and extended to create six new homes in a village near Thirsk.

Christmas trees will be collected in Hambleton next week

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hambleton District Council - zxc

1:41pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

HAMBLETON residents can have their Christmas trees collected for recycling next week.

Householders praised for paper and card recycling efforts

2:00pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

HOUSEHOLDERS in Hambleton have been praised following an increase in the amount of paper and card recycled in the area.

North councils to face £179m in cuts while some Southern authorities see rise in Government funding

Darlington and Stockton Times: Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis

12:30am Thursday 19th December 2013

THE region has been hammered with a further £179m of council cuts – while many authorities in the South will enjoy a spending rise.

Council leader applauds festive donations for needy

Darlington and Stockton Times: FESTIVE DONATIONS: Councillor Mark Robson and Father Christmas with the Hambleton Foodshare gifts.

3:11pm Thursday 12th December 2013

STAFF and members of Hambleton District Council have joined residents in donating food and gift parcels for people who are in temporary financial need.

Council to move forward with plans for £4m sports village

Darlington and Stockton Times: Hambleton District Council - zxc

4:40pm Friday 29th November 2013

CABINET members of a district council will next week discuss plans for a £4m sports and recreation area, and potentially agree to the next steps of the development.

'Troubled families' scheme half-way to success - Pickles

Darlington and Stockton Times: Communities secretary Eric Pickles

12:10am Monday 25th November 2013

THE Government is half-way towards achieving its goal of turning round the lives of 120,000 so-called troubled families, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles claims today (Monday, November 25).

Council to revise housing supply plan after downturn

Darlington and Stockton Times: HOUSING TARGET: Hambleton District Council is set to relax restrictions on when sites can be developed.

2:42pm Monday 4th November 2013

A DRIVE to increase the housing supply in a district where the economic downturn has led to a shortfall of homes being built is set to be passed.

Thousands of region's poorest households facing council tax legal action

Darlington and Stockton Times: Bill Dixon

6:00am Thursday 24th October 2013

GOVERNMENT welfare reforms have left more than 10,000 of the region's poorest households facing legal action for non-payment of council tax.

Fly tipping costs region's taxpayers £3.3m a year

Darlington and Stockton Times: Rubbish dumped in Durham City

6:00am Thursday 24th October 2013

COUNCIL chiefs have appealed for the public’s help in tackling fly tipping, after it emerged clearing up illegally dumped rubbish cost the region £3.3m last year.

Sportspeople honoured for achievements at community awards

Darlington and Stockton Times: Cricketer Matthew Fisher receives his award from Councillor Bob Baker and Councillor Shirley Shepherd, of Hambleton District Council, and Paralympian Stephen Miller. Picture: Nigel Whitfield.

10:00am Friday 18th October 2013

TALENTED sportspeople ranging from young canoeists to champion horse-riders were honoured at the 2013 Hambleton Sports Awards.

Derelict scout hut to be replaced

Darlington and Stockton Times: Coun Nigel Knapton with Kyle Valley Scout leader Andrew Garner and Juile Henley at the hut.

12:38pm Thursday 17th October 2013

A PROJECT to replace an almost derelict scout hut is one of the first projects to be awarded cash from new grant schemes in the Hambleton district.

Sporting heroes honoured for achievements

Darlington and Stockton Times: RECOGNITION: Some of the Hambleton Sports Awards winners are pictured with councillors Bob Baker and Shirley Shepherd and paralympian Stephen Miller.

4:43pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

LEADING sports performers, coaches and volunteers have been honoured for the recognition they bring to Hambleton district.

Graduate Laura pioneers council scheme

Darlington and Stockton Times: Council leader Mark Robson, Laura Kaye and Justin Ives, the authority's director of resources

1:13pm Thursday 10th October 2013

A LOCAL authority has taken on its first graduate trainee under a scheme to get more young people into the workplace.

Council launches revamped online payments system

2:41pm Monday 23rd September 2013

A SCHEME to make it easier for residents to pay for Hambleton District Council services will be launched on Wednesday (September 25).

Economic study to examine changing face of district's economy

12:44pm Wednesday 11th September 2013

A £100,000 study has been launched into how the district’s local economy has changed since before the start of the downturn.

Appeal considers decision on family gypsy site

4:30pm Saturday 7th September 2013

AN INQUIRY has been held over a council's refusal to grant permission for a one acre smallholding to be turned into a site for a gypsy family.

Hambleton District Council to invest almost £1m in leisure centres to halt fall in use.

12:51pm Friday 6th September 2013

A £950,000 plan to revamp leisure centres serving around 90,000 residents has been unveiled in a bid to arrest a decline in their use.

Appeal looks at decision over family gypsy site

4:33pm Wednesday 4th September 2013

AN INQUIRY over refusal of permission to turn a one acre smallholding into a site for a gypsy family was held today (September 4).

Councils criticised for selling voters' details

12:10am Monday 2nd September 2013

DETAILS of residents registered to vote in council elections in the North-East and North Yorkshire, have been sold to dozens of corporations and individuals.

Council tax reduction scheme reviewed

1:04pm Friday 23rd August 2013

PEOPLE in Hambleton and Richmondshire are being asked for their views on the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme which came into force on April 1.

Council staff become life-savers

Darlington and Stockton Times: Customer Services Officer, Vicky Young and Senior Engineer Clive Thornton in training under the watchful eye of  Patrick Murphy, Community Defibrillation Trainer, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

12:08pm Thursday 15th August 2013

STAFF dealing with thousands of visitors of year have been trained to become lifesavers should anyone fall victim to a heart attack.

Consultation on plans to reduce street lighting

3:17pm Monday 5th August 2013

RESIDENTS are being consulted over plans to reduce street lighting as a way of cutting carbon emissions and saving money.

Government to order councils to provide loans for care home fees

6:00am Thursday 18th July 2013

EVERY older person facing care home fees must be offered a local council loan to avoid having to sell their own house, the Government will say today (Thursday, July 17).

Potential Hambleton traveller sites to be assessed

4:02pm Tuesday 16th July 2013

A SURVEY of four potential traveller sites across Hambleton is to get underway to test suitability in an effort to meet growing needs.

Council adds almost £700,000 to one-off fund after budget under-spend

2:36pm Tuesday 16th July 2013

A COUNCIL has added almost £700,000 to a pot of cash that can be used to fund one-off payments to benefit the district.

Former chairman of Hambleton District Council, Denis Howey, dies aged 85

Darlington and Stockton Times: Denis Howey

4:45pm Monday 15th July 2013

A FORMER chairman of Hambleton District Council has died at the age of 85 following a long illness.  

Successful athletics contest for North Yorkshire's children

Darlington and Stockton Times: Swainby and Potto School representing the Hambleton district in the Quadkids finals

11:41am Sunday 14th July 2013

A SUCCESSFUL athletics contest for North Yorkshire children has just been completed.

North-East councils in danger of going bust, shock analysis warns

12:00am Friday 5th July 2013

EVERY local council in the North-East is in danger of going bust, a shock new analysis has warned.

Council to clarify public's rights to use social media in meetings

3:43pm Monday 24th June 2013

COUNCILLORS are to vote on allowing the public to Tweet from meetings.

Residents urged to extend their recycling

2:16pm Wednesday 19th June 2013

HOUSEHOLDERS across Hambleton and Richmondshire are being urged to recycle more.

More vulnerable people now secure in their homes

1:40pm Wednesday 19th June 2013

MORE than 100 vulnerable people now feel safer in their homes thanks to a local initiative.








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