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.”

New electric vehicle charging points on the way.

Harrogate Borough Council is set to install electric vehicle (EV) charging points in a number of car parks across the Harrogate district. In the New Year, the council is due to submit a report seeking approval to appoint a contractor who will install charging points at the following locations: Hornbeam Park train station car parkContinue reading “New electric vehicle charging points on the way.”

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.”

New strategy to make our roads safer.

An ambitious vision to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on North Yorkshire and York’s roads to as close to zero as possible is being launched. A new Safer Roads Strategy from the York and North Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership will bring together key organisations from across the city and the countyContinue reading “New strategy to make our roads safer.”

MP steps in to support local trader at Harrogate market.

Harrogate MP Andrew Jones acted quickly when local company, L & N Candles, found out that their paperwork had not been processed correctly meaning they were to miss out on a stall at the successful Christmas Fayre this week. Co-owner Laura Berryman contacted Andrew who contacted the council on her behalf. They in turn contactedContinue reading “MP steps in to support local trader at Harrogate market.”

Helping residents and visitors stay safe this festive period.

Safer Harrogate District, a partnership between Harrogate Borough Council’s safer community team and North Yorkshire Police, have launched their annual campaign to help residents and visitors enjoy themselves and stay safe this festive period. The Get Home Safely campaign is being shared with bars, nightclubs and restaurants across the Harrogate district to help people enjoyContinue reading “Helping residents and visitors stay safe this festive period.”

Have your say in Commissioner’s first Public Accountability Meeting.

North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe will host her first Public Accountability Meeting and is encouraging people across North Yorkshire and York to get involved. As well as receiving the latest updates from North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, there will be a focus on serious and organisedContinue reading “Have your say in Commissioner’s first Public Accountability Meeting.”