Changes to 2021 elections.

The government has announced that it is delaying the North Yorkshire County Council elections due in May 2021. This is because they are consulting on putting a new council in place to take over all the duties of North Yorkshire County Council and Harrogate Borough Council. A consultation will be launched on the size andContinue reading “Changes to 2021 elections.”

Cycling funding in Boroughbridge

Each county councillor has a ‘locality budget’ of £5,000 per year to allow them to respond to local needs by recommending the allocation of small amounts of funding to support activities at their discretion. Cllr Windass provided £500 to Brighter Boroughbridge and District to purchase decorations for the town centre to welcome the UCI WorldContinue reading “Cycling funding in Boroughbridge”

Minister heaps praise on Harrogate Job Centre team

Work and Pensions Minister, Will Quince MP, heaped praise on Harrogate’s Job Centre team this week during questions to the Department for Work and Pensions. Andrew Jones, Harrogate & Knaresborough MP, asked the Minister if Harrogate’s best practice can be shared with Job Centres up and down the country so they can work at theContinue reading “Minister heaps praise on Harrogate Job Centre team”

MP congratulates Town on perfect start to football league life

MP for Harrogate & Knaresborough, Andrew Jones, has congratulated the Harrogate Town AFC team on their perfect start to life in the football league following the resounding 4-0 victory away at Southend United. Goals from Jack Muldoon, Lloyd Kerry and Aaron Martin sealed the win for Harrogate Town AFC in their first game in theContinue reading “MP congratulates Town on perfect start to football league life”

Speeding on Forest Moor.

Following a high-speed police chase, damaged cars, damaged property and fearful residents Andrew Jones MP and local councillor Phil Ireland are lobbying North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) to take action. The area has been a hotspot for poor road safety for decades and Andrew and Phil have raised problems for pedestrians previously. But problems withContinue reading “Speeding on Forest Moor.”

A few things happening locally…

Bilton and Woodfield Library has now re-opened.  For opening times see https://biltonandwoodfield.org.uk. A Commonwealth war graves walk and talk will take place as part of the Heritage Open Day festival on 12 and 13 September.  More info at http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting. Harrogate U3A is putting together its autumn programme.  You can see details of groups and activitiesContinue reading “A few things happening locally…”

Eat-out-to-help-out’ scheme steps up to the plate.

More than 136,000 meals were claimed in Harrogate, Knaresborough and Boroughbridge under the Government’s Eat-Out-to-Help-Out scheme, according to the latest statistics. In total, more than 100 million meals were claimed across the UK under the scheme, which ran throughout the month of August.  In total, 84,700 establishments signed up to the scheme, including 153in AndrewContinue reading “Eat-out-to-help-out’ scheme steps up to the plate.”