Business leaders praise improvements to major road junction.

Business leaders have praised a multi-million pound upgrade to one of North Yorkshire’s busiest junctions to help tackle traffic tailbacks and attract new enterprise to the county. The upgrade to Junction 47 on the A1(M) is already having huge benefits for commuters, residents and holiday-makers amid the summer tourism season around two months after theContinue reading “Business leaders praise improvements to major road junction.”

MP Jones and Education Secretary visit New Park Primary Academy

Andrew Jones MP and Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP, visited New Park Primary Academy on Thursday (30 June). Mr Zahawi was in Harrogate for the Local Government Association conference at the Harrogate Convention Centre. Following his contribution to the conference Mr Zahawi and Mr Jones visited the school toContinue reading “MP Jones and Education Secretary visit New Park Primary Academy”

Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe publishes strategy to address violence against women and girls

A new, overarching strategy to address violence against women and girls across North Yorkshire and York is being published today by Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe. North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner promised to prioritise this issue and, when she was elected last November, launched a complete review of how acts of violence or abuse thatContinue reading “Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe publishes strategy to address violence against women and girls”

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.”

Fun, healthy activities and nutritious food for children this summer

Holiday clubs are taking place this summer which will provide children with nutritious food and a chance to take part in exciting and engaging activities to improve health and wellbeing. The FEAST programme is now in its second year and sees holiday activities including sports, outdoor activities and creative workshops taking place in each NorthContinue reading “Fun, healthy activities and nutritious food for children this summer”

Have your say in Commissioner Zoë’s June Public Accountability Meetings.

Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe will host her monthly Public Accountability Meetings on Thursday 23 June 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 Out of Court Disposal andContinue reading “Have your say in Commissioner Zoë’s June Public Accountability Meetings.”

Jones renews pledge to support carers

Harrogate & Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, has renewed his pledged to support unpaid carers this Carers Week, taking place this week. Carers Week is an annual awareness week which recognises the vital contribution made by people caring unpaid for family members or friends who have a disability, illness, mental health condition, or who need extraContinue reading “Jones renews pledge to support carers”

Andrew Jones asks local residents to embrace War Graves Week

Harrogate & Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, is calling on local residents to come together and discover the World War heritage on their doorstep by embracing War Graves Week, 21 May to 29 May – an initiative from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). War Graves Week will encourage local residents to learn about the storiesContinue reading “Andrew Jones asks local residents to embrace War Graves Week”