How can you help?
There are many different ways in which you can help us to achieve the aims in the AONB Management Plan.
You could consider volunteering your time to work alongside the AONB Team, AONB Partnership Organisations or in Community Groups with whom we share the same ambitions. Select the volunteering link on the left to find out more about volunteering with the AONB Team and North Yorkshire County Council Countryside Volunteers.
You could consider helping us to work towards a more sustainable AONB. Why not consider setting up home composting, recycling rainwater, investigating different renewable energy options or adding extra insulation in your property. Many of these options have the potential in the longer term to save you money as well as reducing energy use. The link on the left will take you to a webspage with downloadable fliers and additional contacts.
You could look into using Public Transport. Whist this isn't always possible in rural areas for every journey or for the whole of a journey, how about driving to the nearest public transport hub then catching the bus or train from that point? Sharing lifts with a neighbour by combining your shopping trips or simply being organised and writing a shopping list so you don't have to pop out for that little something extra the day after your weekly shop can both make a worthwhile contribution. Contacts and web addresses for timetables are available on the public transport link on the left.
Shopping locally reduces fuel use and buying local produce both further reduces transport costs and supports local producers.
Hovingham has recently, very successfully, restarted their market. The market sells meat, fish, veg, baking and local crafts. Refreshements are available and profits go to a village charity. For more info and the date of the next market please take a look at the regularly updated village website.
A little further afield there is a monthly farmers market on the final Saturday of each month in Malton.
Information about the benefits of shopping locally and where you can shop in the AONB is accessible on the local produce link.