In Harrogate and Knaresborough unemployment has continued to remain low. Official figures released today show that the unemployment rate locally was 3.1 per cent with 1,905 people claiming job seekers allowance or other out-of-work benefits. This is 35 people fewer than the figure for June 2021 and a full 2.3 per cent lower that theContinue reading “Unemployment figures remain low but MP urges caution.”
Commenting on the A level results released today, Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones said: “Congratulations to all those who have been awarded grades for their A levels today. This marks the start of a new chapter of higher education, vocational training or employment. It should be a time of excitement and anticipation. The factContinue reading “MP congratulates local students and thanks staff for A level achievement.”
Andrew Jones MP is looking for a new member of staff to join his busy constituency office as a caseworker. The team comprises four people at the moment and handles a wide variety of calls, emails and letters every day. Andrew told Community News: “The top priority for me as a Member of Parliament isContinue reading “Andrew Jones is hiring.”
Philip Allott is to host his second Public Accountability Meeting as Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner next week and is encouraging people from across North Yorkshire and York to get involved. The meetings are broadcast live online and aim to make North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service more accessible to membersContinue reading “Commissioner to host Public Accountability Meeting focusing on Road Safety”
The May 2021 figures for the unadjusted claimant count have been published today, which show the number of people who were claiming unemployment related benefits. This includes those who were claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance, or were claiming Universal Credit and are required to seek work. There were 2,255 actual claimants in Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency in May 2021, Continue reading “Local unemployment down on last month.”
Following a number of complaints about the state of the roads and pavements in Killinghall as a result of work underway at the various housing developments in the village, Cllr Michael Harrison has taken up the matter with both North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) and Harrogate Borough Council (HBC). HBC enforcement are taking up theContinue reading “Road cleaning in Killinghall”
Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, raised the issue of community choirs being unable to rehearse indoors following the latest relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions. Mr Jones asked the Vaccines Minister, Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP, for assurance that the science was being followed.
A new Core Code of Ethics for fire and rescue services launched today by the Local Government Association (LGA), the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), pledges to be at the heart of everything employees do and ensures communities get the best possible support. The Core Code has beenContinue reading “Core Code of Ethics for Fire and Rescue Services launched”