A bright yellow bike is the latest addition to West Tanfield’s preparations for the Tour de France.
Villager, Steph Bennett, took delivery of the two wheeler from Hambleton District Council Leader, Councillor Mark Robson last week.
Next July the Tour de France Grand Depart will travel through the small community – members of it are already organising events before, during and after the race. One of them will see new village walks and trails created which will all be waymarked with Tour de France themed bikes.
“We are keen to support West Tanfield and its work to welcome the Tour,” said Councillor Robson.
“With just 30 weeks to go before the world greatest cycle race visits Hambleton we also want to promote our ‘get Hambleton cycling’ campaign, which aims to create a legacy from the Tour de France by encouraging people to start cycling.”
Youngsters from a Northallerton based nursery school helped put the finishing touches to Hambleton’s Civic Centre Christmas tree this week.
They made the star that now adorns the top of the tree in reception at the District Council’s headquarters.
Council Leader, Councillor Mark Robson – who donated the tree – joined Chief Executive, Phil Morton and three year old Ryan to dress the tree. The children from Kiddlywinks Nursery – also provided the council with Christmas pictures which are now on display in the building.
“I wanted to bring some festive cheer to the Civic Centre – not only for the staff but also for all our visitors,” said Councillor Robson. “And to involve the youngsters in dressing the tree was the final piece of Christmas magic.”
The 2013 campaign to help victims of domestic abuse access over the festive season has been launched.
Hambleton and Richmondshire Community Safety Partnership’s Christmas initiative sees posters and leaflets bearing the words ‘I’m dreaming of a white Christmas - not an abusive one’ and ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year - but for some it isn’t’ distributed across the two districts.
Around one quarter of all women and a sixth of all men encounter some form of domestic abuse within their lives - but only half of these incidents are ever reported to the police. And anyone can suffer - male or female, young or old, and of whatever sexual orientation and ethnic group. It can be physical, sexual, emotional, verbal or financial - causing pain and unhappiness to families and children.
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