MP supports local endometriosis campaigners.

Earlier this year Andrew Jones MP met several constituents living with endometriosis at his regular constituency advice clinic.  They told him of the difficulties they had had with the condition and with getting diagnosed too. Endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places, such as the ovariesContinue reading “MP supports local endometriosis campaigners.”

MP welcomes hospitality boost in Budget.

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, has welcomed measures to boost the hospitality industry.  The measures announced by Chancellor and fellow North Yorkshire MP, Rishi Sunak, include halving business rates for the vast majority of retail, hospitality and leisure businesses.  Mr Jones commented: “What a tremendous boost this is for our area.  Our local economyContinue reading “MP welcomes hospitality boost in Budget.”

Jones backs new water quality amendment.

Local MP Andrew Jones has vowed to back a new amendment to the Government’s Environment Bill providing a costed plan to reduce sewage in our waterways. This followed the rejection of an earlier amendment from the Lords. Mr Jones commented: “There are many elements in the current bill which improve water quality and I votedContinue reading “Jones backs new water quality amendment.”

North Yorkshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner’s Office update.

The next meeting of the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Panel will take place on Thursday 4 November when interim leadership arrangements for the Commissioner’s Office will be considered. Simon Dennis, Chief Executive of the Office of the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, said: “An election for the vacancy in the roleContinue reading “North Yorkshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner’s Office update.”

Zoe Metcalfe selected as by election candidate.

Harrogate Borough and North Yorkshire County Councillor Zoe Metcalfe has been selected as the Conservative candidate for the forthcoming York and North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner by-election. The election was caused following the resignation of Philip Allott earlier this month. Councillor Metcalfe represents the Claro division on Harrogate Council and the Knaresborough divisionContinue reading “Zoe Metcalfe selected as by election candidate.”

New financial scams helpline.

A new emergency fraud hotline has been set up to help tackle surging financial scams in the UK. UK citizens who believe someone is maybe trying to trick them into handing over money or personal details can now be automatically connected with their bank’s fraud prevention service by dialing 159. The service will work inContinue reading “New financial scams helpline.”

Council unites to back planning rules re-think.

Harrogate Council backed a motion put forward by town centre councillors Tim Myatt and Richard Cooper supporting a re-think by the government on changes to planning rules. Many feared those changes would have made it easier for developers to build on greenfield sites. The changes were suggested as part of a government ‘white paper’ –Continue reading “Council unites to back planning rules re-think.”

Latest mast update from Arqiva.

Depending on the weather, Arqiva will be carrying out a full test of the new, temporary mast at Bilsdale tomorrow, Tuesday 12 October. During this test, most people across the area will lose their TV signal for a period. Arqiva understands that this is frustrating, and apologises for the disruption, however this will be anContinue reading “Latest mast update from Arqiva.”

Delay to Bilsdale transmitter switch-on.

Arqiva, operators of the Bilsdale transmitter, have provided another update on work to restore television signal in Harrogate and Knaresborough. Arqiva have announced that poor weather conditions have forced a delay in switching on the new, temporary mast at Bilsdale. A 100-strong team using helicopters have been working around the clock on the temporary mast,Continue reading “Delay to Bilsdale transmitter switch-on.”