‘Fantastic Moment’ as Harrogate Hospital Radio takes to the FM airwaves

Harrogate’s longest-running radio station has today (Wednesday, September 1) broadcast on a new channel. At 9.53am, and with the help of Andrew Jones MP, Harrogate Hospital Radio was heard for the first time on 95.3FM, a ‘Fantastic Moment’ for the volunteer-led organisation and a first for a hospital radio station. In addition to being listenedContinue reading “‘Fantastic Moment’ as Harrogate Hospital Radio takes to the FM airwaves”

Further update on the Bilsdale mast fire.

Arqiva now assesses that the majority of homes affected by the loss of coverage, more than 400,000, have now had their TV services restored, and FM radio and Digital Radio have also returned to most households. Arqiva’s teams are working round the clock, alongside partners, to return services to normal for people across the areaContinue reading “Further update on the Bilsdale mast fire.”

MP backs vaccination call for 18- to 29-year-olds.

Harrogate, Knaresborough and Boroughbridge MP Andrew Jones has joined calls from health officials encouraging young people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. Last week, Amanda Bloor from the North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) highlighted that around 31,000 young people in North Yorkshire had yet to come forward for their first vaccination.  The take up locallyContinue reading “MP backs vaccination call for 18- to 29-year-olds.”

Tackling antisocial behaviour in Bilton.

Bilton councillors Matt Scott and Paul Haslam are taking action to tackle antisocial behaviour in Bilton. Cllrs Scott and Haslam have been working with Harrogate Borough Council’s community safety team and local police officers on a joint approach to boost crime reporting and to reassure residents. Cllr Scott commented: “I am grateful for the helpContinue reading “Tackling antisocial behaviour in Bilton.”

Last seven days updates on Bilsdale transmitter.

Arqiva have been publishing regular updates on the work to re-instate TV services since the Bilsdale transmitter fire. The last seven days of updates are reproduced below. Updated 20/08/2021 Following the coverage improvement at Eston Nab yesterday, today we have completed the installation of the additional 15m mast at Arncliffe Wood, providing approximately 200,000 householdsContinue reading “Last seven days updates on Bilsdale transmitter.”

MP welcomes Christmas market commitment.

Harrogate MP Andrew Jones has welcomed a commitment from the council that it will explore all the options for providing a Christmas market in Harrogate town centre.  Mr Jones commented: “The Christmas Market has grown and grown over the years, and that’s been brilliant. “There have clearly been issues with the Montpellier Hill location thisContinue reading “MP welcomes Christmas market commitment.”

Harrogate council: support for Afghan refugees.

At the beginning of the August meeting of Harrogate Borough Council’s Cabinet, council leader Richard Cooper announced that the Harrogate district will once again play its part in welcoming refugees from Afghanistan. Earlier in the year the council announced it would take the quota requested by government for Afghan interpreters and also take more familiesContinue reading “Harrogate council: support for Afghan refugees.”

It’s Code Red for humanity…  and local people can make a difference.

The Independent Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on climate change has been billed as a ‘Code Red for humanity’.  The report has sparked calls by Harrogate and Knaresborough’s MP, Andrew Jones, for a renewed drive by every local person to think about reducing their carbon footprint. Housing, heating and transport make up huge proportionContinue reading “It’s Code Red for humanity…  and local people can make a difference.”