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 Are you a safe driver? 
to Jun 19

 Are you a safe driver? 

THE Scarborough Group of Advanced Motorists (IAM RoadSmart) is offering local drivers the chance to find out how good their driving actually is, completely free of charge. 

The first free assessment will take place on Tuesday 16 April from 7pm until dusk at The Street, William Street Coach Park. There is also one on 18 June at 7pm. 

IAM Roadsmart is a national road safety charity in existence since 1956 originally as the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) but recently rebranded as IAM Roadsmart. The IAM has always provided training to members of the public through its network of 190 volunteer groups to prepare them for the Advanced Driving Test. Each group is a registered charity. The Scarborough Group formed in 1982 and has successfully trained nearly 1000 drivers to pass the Advanced Driving Test. 

All training and free assessment is provided by group volunteers, who undergo stringent testing. ‘Observers’ are now independently tested every three years to ensure they have the interpersonal skills, driving theory knowledge and driving skills to provide high quality driver training.

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Dying Matters
to May 19

Dying Matters

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) backs Dying Matters campaign


NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is backing a national campaign which aims to encourage people to talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement.


The campaign known as ‘Dying Matters Week’ will run from 13 to 19 May and this year’s theme is ‘Are We Ready?’ which is a question that challenges people to consider if they are ready for their own death, or the deaths of those they care about.


The scheme also looks to encourage people to talk about their needs towards the end of their lives, including where they want to die and discuss funeral plans with friends, family and loved ones.


NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG Governing Body GP, Dr Jenni Lawrence, said: “Talking more openly about death can have a huge impact on the future of services available to patients and their families; we want people to have as much control as possible over how and where they die.


“Planning for death can obviously be very emotional and daunting which is why a lot of people don’t take care of the practical aspects such as wills, funeral planning, organ donation and potential future care for their families.


“This campaign is all about working together to make sure people get the right support when it comes to death, whether it is helping people plan for the end of their life or supporting carers, friends or family.””


The campaign can also be supported through volunteering at local hospices, supporting local bereavement charities or even hosting local community events to spread the word about ‘Dying Matters Week’.


You can find out more on the campaign and how to get involved on the Dying Matters website:


Dying Matters also has an events map on their website so you can see what is happening locally and wider, which you can view at:


NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG also has an entire section about End of Life Care on our website: at

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Scarborough Job Fair
11:00 AM11:00

Scarborough Job Fair

  • The Britannia Grand Hotel, St Nicolas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2ET (map)
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Looking for a new job, a change of career or some extra hours? Then call in to Scarborough Job Fair at the Britannia Grand Hotel between 11am and 1.30pm on Thursday 14th March to meet employers from a wide range of sectors. This free event is open to the public and there will be lots of staff on hand during the day to help you meet up with your next potential employer.
With 43 exhibitors attending there will be 100's of jobs on offer including Skilled, Admin, Care, Hospitality, Production, Security, Retail and many more! Some employers will even be interviewing on the day too - so bring your CV and take advantage of this unique opportunity to find out about their recruitment plans, explore education and training or even get some expert adult careers advice.

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Rubber, Spices and Homestead Tree Gardens
11:00 AM11:00

Rubber, Spices and Homestead Tree Gardens

The Friends of Scarborough Library Presents -a Public Talk by Dr Michael Wilson -Entitled:– Rubber, Spices and Homestead Tree Gardens

A Doctor of Science with Services to Rural Development in India In 2002-Yorkshire born Dr Michael Wilson was awarded an OBE –for  Services to International Development in the same year

As a Career he has worked as the Senior Renewable Natural Resources Adviser for the Department for International Development as well as spending time in the West Indies, Africa and Asia, but latterly mostly in India - pulling poor rural people out of poverty.  

The Talk is About Rubber, Spices and Homestead Tree Gardens and is based on photographs of what Dr Wilson saw, during a recent visit to Kerala in South India.  

There will be lots of interesting facts and observations; unusual crops and maybe even a song.

The Talk is at Scarborough Library on Vernon Road and starts at 11am on Saturday 2nd September, with refreshments being served from 10:15am. Entry is just £1 and Talk lasts for an hour.

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