Further update on the Bilsdale mast fire.

Arqiva now assesses that the majority of homes affected by the loss of coverage, more than 400,000, have now had their TV services restored, and FM radio and Digital Radio have also returned to most households. Arqiva’s teams are working round the clock, alongside partners, to return services to normal for people across the areaContinue reading “Further update on the Bilsdale mast fire.”

MP backs vaccination call for 18- to 29-year-olds.

Harrogate, Knaresborough and Boroughbridge MP Andrew Jones has joined calls from health officials encouraging young people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. Last week, Amanda Bloor from the North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) highlighted that around 31,000 young people in North Yorkshire had yet to come forward for their first vaccination.  The take up locallyContinue reading “MP backs vaccination call for 18- to 29-year-olds.”

Last seven days updates on Bilsdale transmitter.

Arqiva have been publishing regular updates on the work to re-instate TV services since the Bilsdale transmitter fire. The last seven days of updates are reproduced below. Updated 20/08/2021 Following the coverage improvement at Eston Nab yesterday, today we have completed the installation of the additional 15m mast at Arncliffe Wood, providing approximately 200,000 householdsContinue reading “Last seven days updates on Bilsdale transmitter.”

Harrogate council: support for Afghan refugees.

At the beginning of the August meeting of Harrogate Borough Council’s Cabinet, council leader Richard Cooper announced that the Harrogate district will once again play its part in welcoming refugees from Afghanistan. Earlier in the year the council announced it would take the quota requested by government for Afghan interpreters and also take more familiesContinue reading “Harrogate council: support for Afghan refugees.”

It’s Code Red for humanity…  and local people can make a difference.

The Independent Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on climate change has been billed as a ‘Code Red for humanity’.  The report has sparked calls by Harrogate and Knaresborough’s MP, Andrew Jones, for a renewed drive by every local person to think about reducing their carbon footprint. Housing, heating and transport make up huge proportionContinue reading “It’s Code Red for humanity…  and local people can make a difference.”

Unemployment figures remain low but MP urges caution.

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.”

MP congratulates local students and thanks staff for A level achievement.

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.”

Commissioner to host Public Accountability Meeting focusing on Road Safety

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”

Local unemployment down on last month.

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.”