Local News

Further lifting of the lockdown

I am delighted that the government has announced another raft of new measures to loosen the lockdown which means more businesses can re-open across Thirsk and Malton and we can start to enjoy our sports facilities again.

July 11th – outdoor performing arts and outdoor pools

Record-breaking package of support for arts and culture

I am delighted that dozens of organisations across Thirsk and Malton including the performing arts and theatres, heritage, museums, galleries, live music and independent cinemas will benefit from access to emergency grants and loans announced today.

Are you eligible for a coronavirus test ?

The numbers of people eligible for testing has been substantially increased.
If you are:
• Aged 65 and over with coronavirus symptoms along with any symptomatic members of their household

North Yorkshire training stables to receive Coronavirus Business Grants

Horse racing stables across Thirsk and Malton and many of other parts of the county are to receive nearly £500,000 worth of government grants and 12 months exemption from business rates. I have been fighting to secure the funds and working closely both Hambleton and Ryedale District Councils.

Please stay at home this weekend

There is light at the end of the tunnel but, in the meantime, the social distancing measures currently in place to tackle the coronavirus will continue for at least another three weeks.

£750 million support for charities

I have been contacted by a number of charities in Thirsk and Malton looking for financial help to continue their vital work during the coronavirus outbreak so I am delighted that the Chancellor has announced a £750 million package of support.