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”
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Andrew Jones MP questions Gavin Williamson
Yesterday, Andrew Jones MP questioned Gavin Williamson in the House of Commons, asking him to ensure that the voice of businesses are heard when deciding skills priorities through the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee.
MP challenges new Care Home Guidance
Commenting on the latest care home guidance Andrew Jones MP said: “Some of the saddest cases to reach my constituency office over the last 12 months have concerned those living in Care Homes through this pandemic. The measures put in place to protect our most vulnerable have had significant consequences for both residents and theirContinue reading “MP challenges new Care Home Guidance”
Leadhall Lane to be resurfaced.
Leadhall Lane will receive much needed repair work over the coming year. Many residents contacted Cllr Gibbs and Cllr Clark and asked if they could argue for its repair. Confirmation has recently been received from the Executive Member for Highways that the road will be repaired this year. If you know of any other roadsContinue reading “Leadhall Lane to be resurfaced.”
Bilton Lane parking.
With the popularity of the Nidderdale Greenway more parking, some of it inconsiderate, has brought safety concerns at the bottom of Bilton Lane. Local councillors Matt Scott and Paul Haslam have asked Harrogate Council, who own the small car park, to look at changing the layout of the area to create more spaces for carsContinue reading “Bilton Lane parking.”
Development of Otley Road cycle way set to begin.
Construction of the Otley Road cycle way is due to begin shortly. Work was originally scheduled to start last year but was delayed. A further delay has been caused by the utility works currently taking place. It is hoped that the first phase of the will be completed by the end of the year. OtleyContinue reading “Development of Otley Road cycle way set to begin.”
Green light for carbon action.
600 tonne reduction in carbon emissions predicted. Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) has won over £2.4million from a debcarbonisation scheme from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to help with the district’s leading climate change programme. The money will be spent improving both the Hydro and Harrogate Convention Centre, improving energy efficiency andContinue reading “Green light for carbon action.”
Local company brings Kickstart to the Harrogate District
Knaresborough-based Your Consortium are currently looking for businesses and charities across Yorkshire who would like to give a young person a great opportunity through the government’s Kickstart scheme. The scheme will provide the full wage for 25 hours/week for 6 months as well as a £1,200 flexible grant to support with equipment, training and supportContinue reading “Local company brings Kickstart to the Harrogate District”
Woodfield House development update.
Following the closure of the Woodfield House care home in 2018 North Yorkshire County Council retained the site for development under its housing company Brierley Homes. Cllr Scott has worked closely with nearby residents and the developers to ensure the development was right for the area. Cllr Scott commented: “Housebuilding is a sensitive issueContinue reading “Woodfield House development update.”
Action to beat litter from Cllr Matt Scott.
The past year has brought more visitors to the Nidderdale Greenway and the Nidd Gorge to exercise during COVID restrictions. But this has brought an increase in litter. Lifelong Bilton resident Councillor Matt Scott knows that our area is a great place to live with easy access to the countryside. This though comes with theContinue reading “Action to beat litter from Cllr Matt Scott.”