We are in the final stages of preparation to launch Coast & Vale TV, a social enterprise online TV channel for the North Yorkshire Coast & Ryedale.

Our aim for the channel is to provide an independent and honest reflection of the issues affecting the communities of Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale. We hope that using the platform of a community-driven news channel, available free-to-all through YouTube, will help bring the communities of our area together by giving them a voice to share and discuss their issues.

Essentially, we want to start conversations and debates around issues that are directly affecting the lives of our viewers and their communities.

Each of our three directors live and work in this area, so we understand as well as anyone the issues affecting this disparate region. This will be reflected in the stories we tell. Between us, through our current and previous roles, we have a wealth of experience and connections across many facets of the local population including; journalism, TV and video production, digital media, education and working with disadvantaged communities in the area.

To further help us achieve our aim successfully, we are intending to have volunteers in all areas of the region championing the channel within their own community. These communities will then help drive our content by continually making us aware of what is important to them.

You can connect with us on Twitter, @CoastVale, and you can watch a recent video produced by our team for Pickering Methodist Church here, which came about following an introduction by CaVCA: https://youtu.be/UswVgyeE4hY

If you have any queries about the channel, please email [email protected]