Good news for local high streets in latest shop vacancy figures.

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.”

Local MP raises lack of banking facilities in the Commons

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”

Barclays mobile information service to trial Knaresborough visits

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”

Core Code of Ethics for Fire and Rescue Services launched

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 unemployment edges down

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”

THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District re-opens 13 May to support local groups

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”