MP’s statement on Sue Gray report.

Commenting on the release of the Sue Gray report into Downing Street gatherings local MP Andrew Jones has commented: “I was disappointed not to receive the full report into gatherings in Downing Street during lockdowns.  I was also disappointed that the Prime Minister appeared unable to commit to releasing the full Gray report once theContinue reading “MP’s statement on Sue Gray report.”

Free sustainability skills course for North Yorkshire adults.

The Education and Skills Funding Agency, working with the European Social Fund, are funding an online course for adults in North Yorkshire to develop their skills in the field of sustainability. The course, which covers themes such as product design, recycling and the circular economy, is open to adults in North Yorkshire who are currentlyContinue reading “Free sustainability skills course for North Yorkshire adults.”

Local businesses can apply for new COVID grants.

Harrogate Business Improvement District (BID) has contacted businesses in Harrogate town centre urging them to apply for new COVID-19 grants. The grants are available to businesses across the Harrogate district including Knaresborough (pictured) and Boroughbridge businesses. Businesses can apply for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG) through the Business section of Harrogate Borough Council. The grants supportContinue reading “Local businesses can apply for new COVID grants.”

Final call for police and fire budget survey.

Residents across North Yorkshire and the City of York are being urged to tell Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe how much they are willing to pay for policing and fire and rescue services before her online consultation ends on 13 January. The online survey runs until Thursday 13 January at One of Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe’s roles,Continue reading “Final call for police and fire budget survey.”

New proposal for Dunlopillo site.

The application to demolish the old Dunlopillo building in Pannal and replace it with an apartment block last summer gained planning permission under so-called permitted development rights. These rights mean that the conversion of empty offices to residential can be done quickly, the issues that can be considered when deciding whether to grant planning permissionContinue reading “New proposal for Dunlopillo site.”

COVID likely to impact local public services warning.

With businesses told to plan for up to 25 per cent absence rates due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Harrogate Council’s Leader, Richard Cooper, has warned that the authority is not immune to the pressures the new variant is causing. Staff shortages have been reported across the public sector and also in the privateContinue reading “COVID likely to impact local public services warning.”

Views wanted on carbon reduction strategy.

Harrogate Borough Council is seeking people’s views on a revised carbon reduction strategy which will replace the current version. The new draft version reflects recent changes in national and regional policies and shows how the borough council will use its place-shaping influence to encourage the Harrogate district as a whole to decarbonise and achieve theContinue reading “Views wanted on carbon reduction strategy.”

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.”

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.”