Friends of the Dales is the new brand name of the Yorkshire Dales Society, a registered charity. Please help us to keep the Dales
special and vibrant for years to come!
Help the Dales - Become a Friend of the Dales
We really need your support to help keep the Dales special and vibrant for years to come. We are thrilled that over
200 people have signed up to become Friends between June and the middle of December 2017 - a fantastic boost to our membership and the clout we have as a campaigning charity!
Thank you to all our Friends for their support!
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11th April 2018. Jerry Perlman's obituary wriiten by Kate Ashbrook in The Guardian
4th April 2018. John Grogan, MP for Keighley, calls for updated plans and changes to National Park authorities to
improve public access. See his comments here: CNP
29th March 2018. The Government announce £2 mln funding for restoration of historic farm buildings in 5 national
Parks including YDNP. A great opportunity to keep some of our iconic field barns in use. See DEFRA
19th March 2018. 'Why Don't We Just...' article by FOTD chair Mark Corner about 2nd homes in the Dales in this
week's Big Issue North.
9th March 2018. The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is now consulting on the draft Yorkshire Dales
National Park Management Plan (2019-2024). This is a very important document that will shape our National Park in the short and medium term. We will be responding to the consultation. If members have
comments, we would be happy to incorporate them in our response as appropriate. Alternatively, we would encourage members to respond directly. The plan and supporting documentation can be found
8th March 2018. We were delighted to attend and speak at the Destination Dales Tourism Forum, held in Hawes today.
Great to see the innovations happening within our tourism sector and network with many accomodation and attraction businesses, several already Business members of Friends of the Dales. Delighted
that Corn Mill Tearoom and Bedale Tourist Information Centre became Business Members on the day.
5th March 2018. Our letter to the Yorkshire Post expressing disappointment at Richmondshire District Council's
rejection of the proposal to progress further consideration of the 2nd homes tax matter. See Yorkshire Post
5th March 2018. Interesting article 'The wheels of the bus of social justice' by Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley on CNP's
blog in which she argues that accessible public transport in the Dales is a matter of social justice. See CNP
27th February 2018. Very disappointing news that Richmondshire Council has voted against progressing the proposal
to have discussions with government about the possibility of increasing council tax on 2nd homes as part of a set of initiatives to attract younger people to the National Park.
See Richmondshire Today
This website is operated by the Yorkshire Dales Society, a registered charity (Charity Number 515384) and a company limited by guarantee (Company Number 1822908).
Our Charitable Objects are 1) To promote for the benefit of the public, the conservation of the landscape, biodiversity and cultural heritage of
the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and adjacent areas, and the social and economic wellbeing of its local communities;and to encourage others to engage with,understand,enjoy and protect these areas,
and 2) In pursuance of the above, to advance the education of the public.