MP welcomes flood defence cash for Boroughbridge.

Boroughbridge MP Andrew Jones has welcomed new government cash to help the battle against flooding.  The announcement of £50,000 for the Boroughbridge Pumping Station and flood defence refurbishment was announced in a letter from the Secretary of State for the Environment, Rt Hon George Eustice MP. In his letter the Secretary of State said: “TheContinue reading “MP welcomes flood defence cash for Boroughbridge.”

Commissioner to host Public Accountability Meeting focusing on Road Safety

Philip Allott is to host his second Public Accountability Meeting as Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner next week and is encouraging people from across North Yorkshire and York to get involved. The meetings are broadcast live online and aim to make North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service more accessible to membersContinue reading “Commissioner to host Public Accountability Meeting focusing on Road Safety”

Local unemployment down on last month.

The May 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 2,255 actual claimants in Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency in May 2021, Continue reading “Local unemployment down on last month.”

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.”

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”

Flooding repairs in Boroughbridge

Before the coronavirus lockdown, Boroughbridge suffered flooding damage as a result of Storms Dennis and Ciara, flooding twice in just over a week. The River Ure burst its banks, flooding homes and closing roads for several days. One constituent contacted Cllr Windass as they woke up to find their home flooded. Following difficulties communicating theirContinue reading “Flooding repairs in Boroughbridge”