East Parade speeding

Local councillor Richard Cooper has contacted North Yorkshire police and North Yorkshire County Council about speeding on East Parade. The problem has worsened since lockdown as with less traffic more motorists have simply put their foot down. Councillor Cooper commented: “I live on East Parade so my neighbours and I see the problem every singleContinue reading “East Parade speeding”

Health Secretary praises local vaccination teams.

Harrogate district got a right honourable mention in the House of Commons today. In response to a question from local MP Andrew Jones highlighting the stunning local and national vaccination process, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said; “Can I just put on the record my thanks to the team in Harrogate vaccinating more than the nationalContinue reading “Health Secretary praises local vaccination teams.”

Sustainable transport: have your say.

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) has won funding from the government from its Active Travel fund. This is a fund to promote sustainable travel options. You can read more about it at http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/social-distancing-measures. The consultation is in two parts; a more general consultation asking people what kind of measures they want to see brought forwardContinue reading “Sustainable transport: have your say.”

Wetherby Road drive-thru coffee stop application update.

A controversial planning application for a drive thru coffee stop on the site of a former dentists near Woodlands junction has been sent to the planning inspectorate following an appeal by the developers. The appeal came after repeated applications to use the site over many years were turned down by councillors on Harrogate Council’s planningContinue reading “Wetherby Road drive-thru coffee stop application update.”

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”