Pickering is a thriving, historic market town on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and the Vale of Pickering. It is an ideal centre for exploring the locality. Visitor information can be found at http://welcometopickering.co.uk and http://www.visitryedale.co.uk.
There are twelve councillors who work together to promote the best interests of the community. The Council liaises with the other Ryedale town councils about common interests and with both Ryedale District Council and North Yorkshire County Council on strategic issues. The Council uses a number of methods to keep in touch with residents: its website and facebook page, the quarterly newsletter, the Annual Report and notices on its notice boards. Its office is housed in the Memorial Hall, Pickering’s community hall.
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The range of activities and organisations in the town is an important reason for its thriving atmosphere. The website http://welcometopickering.co.uk should be consulted. The main heritage attractions are the Beck Isle Museum, the castle, the churches and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.