TV transmitter update

Arqiva, owners of the Bilsdale television transmitter, have provided an update on reinstatement works at the existing site and efforts to bring television signal back to thousands of properties. Please find Arqiva’s statement below. “We have had some success during phase 1 of our recovery plan using the Eston Nab site to restore services forContinue reading “TV transmitter update”

MP’s team offering face-to-face support at foodbank again.

Since 2014 a member of Andrew Jones MP’s casework team has been at almost every session of Harrogate Foodbank to offer advice and support.  During the pandemic though the service had to become a telephone-only operation. Now Mr Jones’s caseworkers are back face-to-face at the Foodbank every Tuesday and Friday between 11am and 12noon.  TheyContinue reading “MP’s team offering face-to-face support at foodbank again.”

Harrogate Christmas market discussions moving on.

There has been a week of to-ing and fro-ing between Harrogate Council and the former Harrogate Christmas Market organisers over the safety of the Montpellier Hill site where the market has been held previously. Now, the Leader of Harrogate Council, Richard Cooper, has issued a statement committing the council to a safe, central Christmas marketContinue reading “Harrogate Christmas market discussions moving on.”

Water Lane planning application refused.

Harrogate Borough Council’s planning committee has turned down an application to build new homes behind Meadowside Academy in Knaresborough. This is the second time refusal has been given following applications for 218 homes which then decreased to 170 homes.  The site is outlined for residential development in the district’s local plan, for a reduced 148Continue reading “Water Lane planning application refused.”

MP congratulates local students and thanks staff for A level achievement.

Commenting on the A level results released today, Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones said: “Congratulations to all those who have been awarded grades for their A levels today.   This marks the start of a new chapter of higher education, vocational training or employment.  It should be a time of excitement and anticipation.  The factContinue reading “MP congratulates local students and thanks staff for A level achievement.”

New report shows air quality has improved across the Harrogate district

A new report produced by Harrogate Borough Council shows that air quality across the Harrogate district has improved. While monitoring results have been improving for a number of years, this is the first year that all four air quality management areas in Bond End and York Place Knaresborough, Skellgate Ripon and Woodlands Junction in HarrogateContinue reading “New report shows air quality has improved across the Harrogate district”

Fire and Rescue Service training on Park Parade.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service ae running a training exercise on Sunday 15 August 2021. from 10am to 1pm. This means that there will be large number of emergency vehicles in the areas including the new 45m aerial ladder platform from Harrogate fire station.  The surrounding roads may become congested so the service areContinue reading “Fire and Rescue Service training on Park Parade.”

Woodlands Corner – air quality improvement

Woodands Corner is a very busy junction and idling traffic causes exhaust fumes to build up.  Sometimes the air quality at the junction has fallen below acceptable standards.  However recent monitoring has shown improvement, and the most recent report from Harrogate Borough Council confirms the trend. Local councillor John Ennis told Community News: ‘This isContinue reading “Woodlands Corner – air quality improvement”