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News: North Yorkshire County Council

Council seeks opinions on health and wellbeing strategy

Dealing with problem drinking - before it happens

INQUIRY: More than 100 residents attended a planning inquiry into proposals to build homes on Tanton Road in Stokesley

Six days of evidence over plans for greenfield housing comes to an end

Staff support for libraries

Libraries to get help after thousands protest over cuts

NEW ROLE: Councillor Carl Les, who is set to be elected as the leader of North Yorkshire County Council

Former service station owner to lead North Yorkshire County Council

Millions to be spent upgrading schools

STEPPING DOWN: John Weighell

New county council leader to be decided this week

CARE PROVIDER: North Yorkshire County Council has been criticised over its billing procedures

Disabled pensioner's family left frustrated after council fails to bill them for her care.

SPARSITY: Muker in Swaledale. Funding formulas which award less money to rural councils are causing hardship, says the Rural Services Network

'Rural councils getting raw deal' - new government urged to scrap unfair funding formula

Free early years help on offer for two year olds

CAMPAIGN: Cllr John Blackie welcomed the county council's decision not to increase the price of a bus pass for over-16s.

U-turn on post-16 home to school bus pass increase

APPRENTICE SCHEME: Abby Terry, an ICT assistant at the council’s Highfield House office, in Ripon

Council heralds its apprenticeship scheme


Major expansion of extra care accommodation in North Yorkshire announced

CARE: (l-r) Luke Rodgers, a car leaver and founder of Foster Focus with Children and Families Minister, Edward Timpson MP and Janice Nicholson, North Yorkshire County Council’s Adolescent Strategy Manager and a driving force behind No Wrong Door.

Groundbreaking initiative for looked-after children in North Yorkshire

E-books prove to be a real page-turned as digital loans soar

County council approves its budget for the coming year

Landslip: The Reeth to Richmond road before repairs last year

New bid for extra cash to preserve major Dales routes

Support for Tees Valley 'combined authority'

Support for Tees Valley 'combined authority'

BOOKS: County councillors Clare Wood and Chris Metcalfe with dementia carer Kathleen Powlay (centre) and representatives from  Dementia Forward, Making Space and Northallerton volunteer centre.

Scheme to improve quality of life

Cuts in special fund will affect the most vulnerable

Council tax rise on the cards for North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire council is cutting bus fare payments for school journeys

Five hundred families face £380 bill as council considers axing discretionary school transport payments

PLAN: North Yorkshire County Council is set to debate its priorities for the next five years

Council facing £167m of savings outlines its top five priorities

COUNTY HALL: North Yorkshire County Council will visit Richmond Town Council to discuss its library service

Library to team up with tourist information centre to save both services

AWARENESS: County Councillor Don Mackenzie, executive member for public health and prevention with Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire; and Dr Lincoln Sargeant, director of Public Health for North Yorkshire.

Council publishes its strategy for tackling alcohol problems in North Yorkshire

County pioneers bid to give fairer start for all children

Proposal to save £570k on free school transport unveiled

Council claims government has misled public over funding

HIGH DEMAND: North Yorkshire County Council says a growing number of communities want vehicle activated signs to deter motorists from speeding

Communities clamouring for road safety schemes told they must pay

MENTAL HEALTH: North Yorkshire County Council headquarters at County Hall, Northallerton

Charity calls for council to make mental health prevention a higher priority

BOOK PROTEST: Susan and Peter Perkins with Andrew Hallett(right) protesting outside Bedale library.

Battle lines are drawn up in library fight


North-East fire services could be merged into a single organisation, under Labour's plans to slash £500m from local government spending

DEMENTIA FRIEND: Councillor Clare Wood and 600th Dementia Friend Martin Feekins listen to Chris Riley playing ‘With a little help from my friends’.

County council encourages people to sign up as a Dementia Friend

CAMPAIGN: A meeting is taking place in Stokesley Town Hall over plans to hand over the library entirely to volunteers

Plans opposed for volunteer-run library

YOUNG VOICE: Steph Spaven, a 21 year old care leaver and undergraduate, has been elected the new chair of North Yorkshire’s Young People’s Council

North Yorkshire council elects new leader for youngsters in care


Appeal to force national park to relax its barn conversion policy has been rejected by government


Project aimed at helping children and young people in care receives £1.2m government backing

Vulnerable people helped through special fund

Warning over "free" product trials

Youngsters get a chance to take the reins

Multi-million pound bid to solve school crisis

Public meetings over plans to extend extra care housing

INCINERATOR PLAN: Councillor Chris Metcalfe

£1.4bn waste incinerator scheme wins final approval

COST FOCUS: North Yorkshire County Council has raised concerns over the funding of the Government’s universal free school meals initiative

Council concern over cost of free school meals scheme

RADICAL APPROACH: Councillor Tony Hall

Charity supports council's radical child protection move

INCINERATION PROPOSALS: The site of the planned incinerator at Allerton Park.

New deal on rubbish is a waste say opponents

Pictured in the lunch queue at Red Rose Primary School, in Chester-le-Street, County Durham,  from left, are Olivia Robinson, Samuel Parker, Abigail Clenahan, Ruth Thomas and Frances Stratton. All year two pupils.

Council 'out of pocket' over school meals

ELDERLY INVESTMENT: North Yorkshire County Councillor Don MacKenzie (pictured with logo) with some of the group leaders for the new Innovation Fund projects

Nearly £1m to tackle isolation in North Yorkshire

Ambitious scheme to give extra care to people who need it

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