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We rely very heavily on the help of people with disabilities to ensure that we are getting things right and always welcome advice and comments. Our Disability Advisory Group, which meets four times a year, is made of representatives from a number of disabled groups.

We have a series of leaflets explaining our services. They are all available on this website.

  • Our service to you
  • What we do
  • Access for all
  • Advice notes
  • Planning in the North York Moors National Park
  • Moors Messenger - a newsletter for residents of the North York Moors National Park

If you would like a copy of the text of any of the leaflets in large print or the audio version of the Moors Messenger, please email us.

You can also find agendas and minutes of the North York Moors National Park Authority's meetings on the website and we will be pleased to send them to you in large text too.

Our National Park Centres and the public areas of our offices in Helmsley are, of course, accessible to wheelchair users. The Moors National Park Centre at Danby has a lift to the upper floor. Dedicated parking spaces for people with disabilities are all clearly marked.

Getting involved

We are keen to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in the work of the North York Moors National Park Authority. If you would like to have a go at volunteering, contact our Head of Volunteer Service or call 07980 737581.

You can speak at all Committee Meetings and Parish Forums. For more information, see our leaflet Our Service to You. Portable hearing loops are available for use at all meetings. Our front of house staff are trained to understand everyone's needs through 'Welcome All'.

For the last few years, the North York Moors National Park Authority has made a concerted effort to remove barriers which can prevent people from enjoying the National Park. This has led to several initiatives, which benefit disabled people among others, such as replacing stiles with gates. If you have any suggestions which would help us to improve our service, please let us know.


Ian Nicholls, Head of Corporate Services