New Carers’ Resource base is officially opened by Harrogate MP

Carers’ Resource celebrated moving into its new Harrogate base with an official opening ceremony attended by MP Andrew Jones and supporters from local organisations. The charity, which supports unpaid carers looking after family members or friends, has relocated to modern premises at Grove Park Court, having been based at North Park Road, Harrogate, since 1995.Continue reading “New Carers’ Resource base is officially opened by Harrogate MP”

Local MP welcomes campaign to boost take up of pension credit in Harrogate & Knaresborough

Local MP welcomes campaign to boost take up of pension credit in Harrogate & Knaresborough Andrew Jones MP has welcomed a new Conservative campaign to boost the take-up of Pension Credit in Harrogate and Knaresborough as part of wider support with the cost of living. Pension Credit is a top up for our most vulnerableContinue reading “Local MP welcomes campaign to boost take up of pension credit in Harrogate & Knaresborough”

Communities set to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

From Thursday 2 June until Sunday 5 June, Valley Gardens in Harrogate will host a four-day event to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee thanks to Harrogate Borough Council. The fun-filled event is free and will be for everyone – young and old – to enjoy a mix of magicians, juggling shows, character meet and greets,Continue reading “Communities set to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee”

Wheelie bin trial set to start later this month

This month (May), Harrogate Borough Council will be starting a trial scheme to replace black recycling boxes with wheelie bins. The Appleby estate in Knaresborough has been chosen as the first area to trial the wheelie bins due to the amount and quality of the recycling presented by residents. The new blue-lidded wheelie bin willContinue reading “Wheelie bin trial set to start later this month”

Measures in Queen’s Speech welcomed.

The Queen’s Speech, setting out the government’s programme for the forthcoming session, was read to the Commons and the Lords by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Cornwall yesterday. The speech detailed a busy legislative programme with 38 new bills. Those bills include: An Energy Security Bill delivering a more secure and homegrown energy systemContinue reading “Measures in Queen’s Speech welcomed.”

MP urges museums across the Harrogate district to bid for new funding.

Andrew Jones MP is encouraging museums, galleries, libraries, and cultural venues across the Harrogate district to bid for part of a new £16.9 million pot from the Museum Estate and Development Fund to improve access to culture in our communities. This cash boost will help museums to conduct maintenance work to improve their facilities forContinue reading “MP urges museums across the Harrogate district to bid for new funding.”

Council to consult Civic Society on ‘green’ bins.

Harrogate Council has released a statement confirming that it is to work with the Civic Society on the positioning of new bins at the entrance to the Valley Gardens. A council spokesperson said: “To improve efficiency and increase recycling, new solar-powered compacting public bins have been installed at Valley Gardens in Harrogate. “Each self-contained 240lContinue reading “Council to consult Civic Society on ‘green’ bins.”

Local MP sanctioned by Putin’s Russia.

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones has been barred from entering Russia after being sanctioned by the Russian Foreign Ministry. The move came in retaliation for the UK sanctioning members of the Russian Duma who are close to Vladimir Putin. Mr Jones was among over 280 parliamentarians to be sanctioned although no indication was givenContinue reading “Local MP sanctioned by Putin’s Russia.”

LOCAL ELECTION: Future of Harrogate’s Civic Centre.

Community News asked residents if they had any questions they wanted to ask of Conservative candidates before the local elections on 5 May. Over the next few days we will be featuring some of those questions and the answer. Mr S of Valley Gardens ward asked about the future of the Harrogate Civic Centre onceContinue reading “LOCAL ELECTION: Future of Harrogate’s Civic Centre.”

Planning begins for exciting Christmas campaign.

Destination Harrogate – Harrogate Borough Council’s destination management organisation – has started to plan for another exciting Destination Christmas campaign, following the success of last year’s event. It is anticipated that a Christmas market will take place from Friday 2 December until Sunday 11 December. And allow Christmas shoppers to enjoy a selection of locallyContinue reading “Planning begins for exciting Christmas campaign.”