Harrogate Borough Council’s latest figures for the number of empty shops on our high streets are good news for local businesses and shoppers. In Harrogate shop vacancy rates stand at 7.3 per cent compared to 9.5 per cent a year ago. In Knaresborough, the rate is 10.2 per cent compared to 12.6 per cent inContinue reading “Good news for local high streets in latest shop vacancy figures.”
Yesterday, Thursday, Andrew Jones MP raised concerns over the lack of banking facilities in Knaresborough on the floor of the House of Commons. In the Business of the House session, Mr Jones raised the case of Knaresborough with the Leader of the House. Knaresborough’s last bank, the Halifax, closed its doors earlier this year leavingContinue reading “Local MP raises lack of banking facilities in the Commons”
Following a number of complaints about the state of the roads and pavements in Killinghall as a result of work underway at the various housing developments in the village, Cllr Michael Harrison has taken up the matter with both North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) and Harrogate Borough Council (HBC). HBC enforcement are taking up theContinue reading “Road cleaning in Killinghall”
Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, raised the issue of community choirs being unable to rehearse indoors following the latest relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions. Mr Jones asked the Vaccines Minister, Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP, for assurance that the science was being followed.
The departure of the Halifax Bank earlier this year left Knaresborough with no bank in the town centre. Scriven Park councillor Samantha Mearns and town centre councillor Ed Darling are working to ensure Knaresborough town centre has additional cash machines having lost the one at the Halifax. Barclays have confirmed that they will be triallingContinue reading “Barclays mobile information service to trial Knaresborough visits”
A new Core Code of Ethics for fire and rescue services launched today by the Local Government Association (LGA), the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), pledges to be at the heart of everything employees do and ensures communities get the best possible support. The Core Code has beenContinue reading “Core Code of Ethics for Fire and Rescue Services launched”
Local MP Andrew Jones spoke out in the House of Commons about re-establishing trust in the Post Office to enable postmasters and postmistresses to have confidence that they can take on community post offices.
The April 2021 figures for the unadjusted claimant count have been published today, which show the number of people who were claiming unemployment related benefits. This includes those who were claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance, or were claiming Universal Credit and are required to seek work. There were 2,530 actual claimants in Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency inContinue reading “Local unemployment edges down”
Community groups and projects can apply for grants from THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District from this week supported by donations from THE LOCAL LOTTO and Harrogate-based Full Circle Funerals. As COVID19 restrictions continue to be lifted, THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District re-opens on 13 May 2021 for applications from local groupsContinue reading “THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District re-opens 13 May to support local groups”
Fibre optic cable laying contractors have been at work in recent months across south Harrogate. However many Oatlands residents have been appalled by the poor state in which footpaths and grass road verges have been left. Councillor John Ennis said: ‘It’s great to have improved infrastructure for the broadband on which we all rely theseContinue reading “Fibre optic cable damage”