LOCAL ELECTION: Future of Harrogate’s Civic Centre.

Community News asked residents if they had any questions they wanted to ask of Conservative candidates before the local elections on 5 May. Over the next few days we will be featuring some of those questions and the answer. Mr S of Valley Gardens ward asked about the future of the Harrogate Civic Centre onceContinue reading “LOCAL ELECTION: Future of Harrogate’s Civic Centre.”

Planning begins for exciting Christmas campaign.

Destination Harrogate – Harrogate Borough Council’s destination management organisation – has started to plan for another exciting Destination Christmas campaign, following the success of last year’s event. It is anticipated that a Christmas market will take place from Friday 2 December until Sunday 11 December. And allow Christmas shoppers to enjoy a selection of locallyContinue reading “Planning begins for exciting Christmas campaign.”

‘Privileges committee investigation is right’: Andrew Jones MP

Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday (21 April) Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones said: “ “When there are questions about the conduct of any Member in this place, it is right for the Committee of Privileges to take a look at that case. It is right for it to investigate, it is rightContinue reading “‘Privileges committee investigation is right’: Andrew Jones MP”

LOCAL ELECTIONS:  “Ask us anything” invitation.

In the run-up to the local elections Conservative candidates have been meeting people on the doorsteps across the district and responding to questions raised by residents.  They have also been setting out their stall in their regular free In Touch community newsletters. Now they want to extend the opportunity more widely and are inviting questionsContinue reading “LOCAL ELECTIONS:  “Ask us anything” invitation.”

View from Westminster.

Andrew Jones MP’s monthly column published in the Harrogate Advertiser series. “There are big issues in the world, the war in Ukraine, mass migration, the ongoing recovery from COVID.  I have discussed these in previous columns.  And these are big issues but, over the greater sweep of the human span there is one issue thatContinue reading “View from Westminster.”

Fern House shortlisted for Northern Housing Award

Fern House, Harrogate Borough Council’s purpose-built homeless accommodation, has this week been shortlisted for a Northern Housing Award. Opening its doors for the first-time almost a year ago to the day, the accommodation on Spa Lane in Starbeck is made up of 19 self-contained bedrooms complete with en-suite bathrooms and kitchen facilities. As well asContinue reading “Fern House shortlisted for Northern Housing Award”

LOCAL ELECTIONS: Parties announce candidates for May poll.

The council has published the list of candidates validly nominated for the election to North Yorkshire County Council on 5 May. Those elected will become the councillors for the new single council for our area which will be formed on 1 April 2023. Standing for the Conservatives are: Bilton and Nidd Gorge Paul Haslam BiltonContinue reading “LOCAL ELECTIONS: Parties announce candidates for May poll.”

MP talks Way to Work at JobcentrePlus.

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones visited Harrogate’s JobcentrePlus to discuss the Department for Work and Pensions’ Way to Work scheme and meet local employers. The scheme builds on existing programmes such as Kickstart which found employment for 160 local young people since the Chancellor launched it in 2020. The Way to Work scheme aimsContinue reading “MP talks Way to Work at JobcentrePlus.”

Work begins on modern, greener leisure facilities this month.

Work to provide modern and energy-efficient leisure facilities in Harrogate and Knaresborough starts this month. This month, work will start to provide modern and energy-efficient leisure facilities in both Harrogate and Knaresborough following an investment from Harrogate Borough Council. The Hydro in Harrogate will receive an extension and refurbishment of the existing facilities, a 400sqmContinue reading “Work begins on modern, greener leisure facilities this month.”