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.”

Which facilities for Knaresborough’s new leisure centre?

August marks the beginning of a series of consultations on Knaresborough’s new Leisure Centre, starting with which facilities residents want to see for the centre. Residents can now have their say and take part in the first consultation online by visiting http://www.harrogate.gov.uk and searching for consultations. This consultation asks a series of questions relating toContinue reading “Which facilities for Knaresborough’s new leisure centre?”

Flooding repairs in Boroughbridge

Before the coronavirus lockdown, Boroughbridge suffered flooding damage as a result of Storms Dennis and Ciara, flooding twice in just over a week. The River Ure burst its banks, flooding homes and closing roads for several days. One constituent contacted Cllr Windass as they woke up to find their home flooded. Following difficulties communicating theirContinue reading “Flooding repairs in Boroughbridge”

MP reveals extent of Covid-19 support to local businesses

New statistics showing the huge Government support to individuals and businesses in Harrogate and Knaresborough have been released by local MP Andrew Jones. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the government has provided a huge and unprecedented package of support to protect both lives and livelihoods through this incredibly challenging period. In total, more than £160 billionContinue reading “MP reveals extent of Covid-19 support to local businesses”