Drivers travel 40,000 miles as part of UK’s first all hybrid car sharing club.

Members of the UK’s first all hybrid car sharing club have travelled almost 40,000 miles since it was launched last year. Co Wheels launched the car club in August 2020 in partnership with Harrogate Borough Council, providing a fleet of nine hybrid cars in Harrogate town centre for pay-as-you-go hire around the town. Since beingContinue reading “Drivers travel 40,000 miles as part of UK’s first all hybrid car sharing club.”

Andrew Jones: View from Westminster

In the second half of August we saw the British military evacuate more than 15,000 people from Afghanistan. The conclusion of Operation Pitting marked the end of our presence in the country which dates back to 2001. I am grateful to our armed forces who have stepped up, as they always do, to ensure the safety of British nationals, embassy staff and thoseContinue reading “Andrew Jones: View from Westminster”

Andrew Jones MP calls for regular Bilsdale mast updates from government

Harrogate & Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, has today requested that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport provides MPs and Peers with regular updates as work continues to reinstate tv and radio signals. During today’s Business Questions in the House of Commons, Andrew Jones made his request to the Leader of the House, TheContinue reading “Andrew Jones MP calls for regular Bilsdale mast updates from government”

Andrew Jones MP welcomes reduction in local unemployment but warns there is still further to go

Unemployment in Harrogate and Knaresborough has fallen month-on-month to 3 per cent of the population aged 16-64.  The national claimant rate is 5.2 per cent, leaving the constituency below the national unemployment average. The August 2021 figures for the unadjusted claimant count have been published today, which show the number of people who were claimingContinue reading “Andrew Jones MP welcomes reduction in local unemployment but warns there is still further to go”

MP supports Macmillan’s Coffee Morning in Parliament

Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate & Knaresborough has raised a mug in support of Macmillan’s Coffee Morning and is encouraging his constituents to do the same. Now in its 30th year, the charity fundraiser usually sees millions of pounds donated every year to help support people affected by cancer.  Every 90 seconds someone in theContinue reading “MP supports Macmillan’s Coffee Morning in Parliament”

PhysioNet: loading the 15,000th wheelchair

Yorkshire based PhysioNet, a national charity with a strong Rotary influence, has loaded its 108th container of unwanted physiotherapy equipment for disabled people including its 15,000th   wheelchair. The charity was started by Knaresborough Rotarian Peter Thompson after he visited Sarajevo, in 2004, where he was impressed by the work of the charity Hope and HomesContinue reading “PhysioNet: loading the 15,000th wheelchair”

ASDA the next stop for MP’s ‘shoppers surgery’

Following an enforced hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, constituents will get the chance to chat with their local MP at his regular ‘shoppers surgery’ to be held at ASDA in Harrogate on Saturday 18 September 2021. Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, is holding his next public surgery at the store from 10am toContinue reading “ASDA the next stop for MP’s ‘shoppers surgery’”

Local MP welcomes temporary Bilsdale transmitter replacement

Local MP, Andrew Jones, has today welcomed the installation of a temporary tv and radio transmitter located at Sutton Bank.  The installation has resulted in the return of tv and radio to thousands of homes across Harrogate & Knaresborough and North Yorkshire after weeks of outage following the fire on the North York Moors. AndrewContinue reading “Local MP welcomes temporary Bilsdale transmitter replacement”