Cuts in Government funding means the North York Moors National Park is no longer able to deal with transport need, educational projects and vital work that is needed to address climate change.

It’s capacity to deal with plant or animal disease – such as foot and mouth which caused widespread devastation in rural communities back in 2001 – had also been “greatly reduced”.

Reported by the Whitby Gazette. You can read the full story here.

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