Free sustainability skills course for North Yorkshire adults.

The Education and Skills Funding Agency, working with the European Social Fund, are funding an online course for adults in North Yorkshire to develop their skills in the field of sustainability. The course, which covers themes such as product design, recycling and the circular economy, is open to adults in North Yorkshire who are currentlyContinue reading “Free sustainability skills course for North Yorkshire adults.”

Local businesses can apply for new COVID grants.

Harrogate Business Improvement District (BID) has contacted businesses in Harrogate town centre urging them to apply for new COVID-19 grants. The grants are available to businesses across the Harrogate district including Knaresborough (pictured) and Boroughbridge businesses. Businesses can apply for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG) through the Business section of Harrogate Borough Council. The grants supportContinue reading “Local businesses can apply for new COVID grants.”

Final call for police and fire budget survey.

Residents across North Yorkshire and the City of York are being urged to tell Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe how much they are willing to pay for policing and fire and rescue services before her online consultation ends on 13 January. The online survey runs until Thursday 13 January at One of Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe’s roles,Continue reading “Final call for police and fire budget survey.”

COVID likely to impact local public services warning.

With businesses told to plan for up to 25 per cent absence rates due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Harrogate Council’s Leader, Richard Cooper, has warned that the authority is not immune to the pressures the new variant is causing. Staff shortages have been reported across the public sector and also in the privateContinue reading “COVID likely to impact local public services warning.”

Views wanted on carbon reduction strategy.

Harrogate Borough Council is seeking people’s views on a revised carbon reduction strategy which will replace the current version. The new draft version reflects recent changes in national and regional policies and shows how the borough council will use its place-shaping influence to encourage the Harrogate district as a whole to decarbonise and achieve theContinue reading “Views wanted on carbon reduction strategy.”

MP backs booster efforts

It’s been a tough year.  We started 2021 in lockdown with the new, more infections delta strain of COVID-19 spreading rapidly throughout the population. Later, a degree of normality returned to our lives as lockdown ended. The vaccine roll out continued apace reaching to date about nine out of every 10 eligible.  The booster campaignContinue reading “MP backs booster efforts”

Trees planted across the district to mark Platinum Jubilee.

Around 100 trees have started to be planted across the Harrogate district to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The trees – which have been planted in on Wetherby Road in Harrogate Road, Jacob Smiths Park in Knaresborough, High Cleugh in Ripon, Pateley Bridge Recreation Ground and Boroughbridge Recreation Ground – are part ofContinue reading “Trees planted across the district to mark Platinum Jubilee.”

Help Commissioner Zoë make police and fire cash choices.

North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Zoë Metcalfe, is asking how much you think should be invested in local policing and fire and rescue services from your council tax bills from April next year. One of Zoë’s roles, required by law, is to set the police and fire precepts – the amounts dedicated toContinue reading “Help Commissioner Zoë make police and fire cash choices.”

Local charities benefit from first ever Harrogate Christmas Fayre

Local charities have benefitted from the first ever Harrogate Christmas Fayre thanks to operators Market Place Europe and Harrogate Borough Council. Keen to ensure local charities could raise their profile and generate funds for their good cause, Market Place Europe provided a stall at the market from Friday 3 December until Sunday 12 December. SamaritansContinue reading “Local charities benefit from first ever Harrogate Christmas Fayre”

MP presents framed design to Christmas Card competition winner.

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, will be using a design created by Martha Allsopp – a pupil at Richard Taylor School in Harrogate – for his Christmas e-card. The design was chosen from those submitted by local school children in response to Mr Jones’s ‘Create a Christmas e-card for your MP’ competition.  The competitionContinue reading “MP presents framed design to Christmas Card competition winner.”