Specialist college launches autism educational centre

Launching The Starting Point, the new autism educational centre at Henshaws College yesterday, are, from left, Henshaws Development Officer Paul Astick, parent Barbara Grant, Henshaws Education Committee chairman Frank McFarlane, and Principal Angela North.

A new autism educational centre has been launched by North Yorkshire’s only specialist college for those with educational support needs and disabilities. The Starting Point has been developed as part of Henshaws College’s extended provision for learners with more profound needs and will cater for both residential and day students. More than 50 visitors at Thursday’s launch (2 July) heard ...

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County Council to decide on Leeds Road junction changes


North Yorkshire County Council will decide on a final set of recommendations on Friday (July 3rd) on changes to a major junction in Harrogate. The authority’s Corporate Director, Business and Environmental Services, in consultation with the BES Executive Members, will decide on proposed changes to the A61 Leeds Road/Leadhall Lane/Hookstone Road junction in Harrogate. This decision comes after a comprehensive ...

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Work begins at hospice’s new Harrogate town centre shop


Work is underway at Martin House’s new shop on Commercial Street, Harrogate with doors opening to shoppers at the end of July. The shop, conveniently located next door to popular café Bean & Bud, will follow the contemporary design of newly refurbished shops in Boston Spa and Wetherby. Bargain hunters will be able to buy from a wide range of ...

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Residents invited to observe stop and search in action

Harrogate Police

Police in North Yorkshire are giving people the opportunity to see stop and search powers in action from today. Under the Stop and Search Lay Observer Scheme, members of the public can apply to accompany officers on patrol when they might deploy stop and search powers. North Yorkshire Police officers carry out about 20 stop searches per day, and these ...

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Golf day helps raise money for Henshaws


Thursday 18 June 2015 – Henshaws welcomed 14 teams of enthusiastic golf players to Harrogate Golf club to enjoy a round of Golf. The money raised will contribute to refurbishing the houses on Henshaws College Campus and provide affordable housing for people with disabilities, allowing them to live as independently as possible. The event was organised by Henshaws Yorkshire Events Committee ...

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Time Together receive generous donation from Killinghall Nomads

Samantha Westwood, Service Manager at Time Together (far left), accepts a cheque from David Terzza, President of Killinghall Nomads Junior Football Club (far right).

Time Together has received a donation of £849 towards their sensory room fund from Killinghall Nomads Junior Football Club. The donation is in return for their assistance with the car parking at the club’s annual tournament which took place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May. Time Together is a local charity with over twenty years of experience providing bespoke support ...

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Say it with sunflowers to remember someone special

Dedicate a sunflower plaque to celebrate the life of someone special this summer at Saint Michael’s Hospice

A Saint Michael’s hospice in Harrogate is offering people the opportunity to pay tribute to someone special this summer at its unique Say it With Sunflowers event. The hospice is inviting the community to celebrate the life of a loved one by dedicating a personalised sunflower plaque as part of a sea of sunflowers in the Hospice’s Hornbeam Park grounds. Donations made for the ...

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Henshaws students complete Bronze D of E expedition


Four Henshaws Specialist College students passed the expedition section of their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award last weekend. Nicholas, Cameron, Alexander and William walked over 20km to complete their two day expedition in Pateley Bridge. Their route took them from Glasshouses to Heathfield Caravan Park, where they camped overnight before continuing on to Bewerley via Guisecliffe woods and Yorke Folly. ...

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Macmillan calls for supporters to help paint Harrogate green for the second year running


Macmillan Cancer Support is calling for supporters to help them paint Harrogate green on Saturday 27 June to raise vital funds for local people affected by cancer. Last year Harrogate Takeover Day raised over £5,000 for services at the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre at Harrogate District Hospital, and with the support of local businesses including Boots and Berwins Solicitors, ...

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