APPG Infrastructure Blog: Autumn Statement

As Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Infrastructure, Andrew Jones MP, writes regular blogs for the Institution of Civil Engineers. There is always a sense of anticipation across Westminster before one of the great set pieces. This was no exception. The House was heaving. This Autumn Statement was going to set the tone andContinue reading “APPG Infrastructure Blog: Autumn Statement”

MP sets out stance on IPSA festive ruling

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) have set out guidance for festive celebrations which can be claimed on MPs expenses.  The independent body has published guidance which states that MPs can use their discretion to claim for festive decorations for their office.  Further guidance sets out that food and drink for festive office events wouldContinue reading MP sets out stance on IPSA festive ruling

Have your say on how anti-social behaviour offenders make amends in North Yorkshire and York

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe, in partnership with North Yorkshire Police, is consulting with the public on a new list of Community Remedy options – options that will provide victims of low-level crime and anti-social behaviour with a say in how offenders should be held to account.  The Community Remedy process supports theContinue reading “Have your say on how anti-social behaviour offenders make amends in North Yorkshire and York”

Hundreds of trees set to be planted as part of National Tree Planting Week

Later this month, Harrogate Borough Council is set to plant hundreds of trees as part of National Tree Planting Week. National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration. Each year, the country’s conservation sector, volunteer groups and tree-lovers come together to plant thousands of trees to mark the start of the annual treeContinue reading Hundreds of trees set to be planted as part of National Tree Planting Week

Statement following the passing of Her Majesty The Queen

The passing of Her Majesty The Queen is a moment of profound sadness. Her unmatched sense of duty and service was always carried out with such dignity and grace. She has been a rock of wisdom, stability and continuity in our world. In times of trouble her words helped us through; when she said inContinue reading “Statement following the passing of Her Majesty The Queen”

WATCH: MP Jones highlights local success of Access to Work programme.

During Prime Minister’s Questions today – answered by the Deputy Prime Minister due to the PM attending the NATO summit in Madrid – Andrew Jones MP highlighted the success of Disability Action Yorkshire’s efforts to support those with disabilities access work. Disability Action Yorkshire have promoted supported internships and use of the Government’s Access toContinue reading “WATCH: MP Jones highlights local success of Access to Work programme.”

New figures a welcome boost to Harrogate’s tourism industry

Newly released figures show the visitor economy of the Harrogate district is on the right path to recovery, painting a sunny picture for the local tourism industry as the summer holiday and staycation season gets underway. It follows the release of new STEAM* data, which measures the economic impact of visits to the district, andContinue reading “New figures a welcome boost to Harrogate’s tourism industry”