New powers to ensure water dividends linked to environmental performance.
The water regulator, Ofwat, has updated licences to ensure water companies take account of their environmental performance before paying out dividends.
Renew your passport early to beat the queues.
Following delays in passports being processed last year Andrew Jones MP is asking constituents to check their passports to ensure they are up-to-date for any planned trips abroad.
MP welcomes Government funding to boost heating efficiency and cut bills.
Harrogate and Knaresborough MP has welcomed a share of £1.4 billion of funding to boost heating efficiency and cut heating costs in homes across North Yorkshire.
National test of the UK Emergency Alerts service.
On Sunday 23 April 2023 there will be a national test of the UK Emergency Alerts service.
“Let’s mirror Ilkley’s bathing water status success”: Jones
Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, met with Ilkley MP Robbie Moore on the River Wharfe in Ilkley this week. The meeting was to discuss the factors that made Ilkley’s bathing water status application two years ago a success when some more recent applications have failed.
Commons passes hunting trophy ban.
MPs have passed a bill banning the import of hunting trophies from 6,000 endangered species including lions, elephants and rhinos.
March’s View from Westminster.
Andrew Jones writes a monthly column for the Advertiser series of newspapers. Below is the March article.
Local MP supports English Tourism Week.
Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, has today (17 March) visited the Mercer Gallery in Harrogate to show support for English Tourism Week.
The spring budget: MP’s response.
Today (15 March) the chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, unveiled his Spring Budget.
Good news on local unemployment.
The latest unemployment figures for the Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency show that the local unemployment rate is around half the national rate.
Consultation launched on protecting England’s seabirds.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has today (13 March) begun consulting on measures to ban sandeel fishing to protect England’s treasured seabirds.
MP asking for update on Scotton solar farm.
Residents in Scotton, Farnham and Brearton have contacted local MP, Andrew Jones, concerned about the lack of any information about proposals for a solar farm in the area.
Boost for equal access to sports.
Today on International Women’s Day (Wednesday 8 March) the Government is setting out new standards for equal access to sports making it clear that girls and boys should be offered the same sports during PE and extracurricular time in schools.
Government launches SEND improvement plan.
Following a consultation last year the Government has unveiled proposals to boost support for children with special educational needs or who are in alternative provision.
MP wants big team to support water quality bid.
Spring and summer are the most crucial period for the application to designate the Lido on the River Nidd as bathing water. The campaign is being led by Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones.
£7 million to help families in need in North Yorkshire.
£7,075,100 million of additional funding will be allocated to North Yorkshire from 1 April to help the most vulnerable households.
Celebrating World Book Day.
Today (2 March) is World Book Day and Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, has published an interview style video on his thoughts on the importance of reading for young people.
Libraries launch sensory resources for children with autism.
Young people who are on the autism spectrum are being invited to their local library to enjoy new sensory resources in a relaxed environment.
‘Off-grid’ households to benefit from £400 of Government energy bill support.
Households without a direct relationship to a domestic electricity supplier will be able to apply for Government support with their energy bills under the ‘alternative funding’ route of the Government’s Energy Bills Support Scheme (EBSS AF).
Government cash boost for A59 Kex Gill upgrade.
Motorists, businesses and local communities will benefit from a new route to replace the A59 at Kex Gill thanks to a Government investment.
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