Harrogate Councillor questions how public services will cope with number of planning applications

David Simister Harrogate

A Harrogate county councillor is questioning how schools, health services and the roads network will cope from the pressure brought about by thousands of new houses planned from the town. Since the district council’s Local Development Framework was thrown out by government officials, numerous areas find themselves at the mercy of developers exploiting the situation. Despite intense opposition, the authority ... Read More »

Harrogate Hospital Radio DJ to present marathon 28-hour show

Harrogate Hospital Radio

A hospital radio presenter is to extend his usual two hour afternoon show by a whopping 26 hours for a marathon broadcast taking place next month (September 2014). Carl Waring – who broadcasts as Carl Richards and has been a Harrogate Hospital Radio presenter for eight years – will begin his feat of endurance at 4pm on Wednesday, 17 September ... Read More »

Police hunt “2-in-1” burglars after cars stolen in Harrogate area


Harrogate Police are appealing for witnesses and information after two cars were stolen from Spofforth. The “2-in1” burglaries – when car key keys are stolen after breaking into houses – occurred overnight between Sunday 31 August and Monday 1 September 2014. A black BMW 520D saloon – registration “HEY 4Y” – was taken from Grange Avenue, and a dark blue ... Read More »

Travellers vacate Oatlands playing fields


The travellers on the Oatlands playing fields have now gone – 1 September 2014. Harrogate Borough Council and a County Sheriff attended the Harrogate Court and received an order for the travellers to leave the land. The travellers were informed of the order and then left the land by around 1pm. The enforcement of the order was supported by the ... Read More »

Travellers on Oatlands playing fields told to leave

Oatlands Travellers

A group of travellers have taken residence on the Oatlands playing fields in Harrogate. It is believed they gained access to the land on 22 August 2014 and then parked a number of caravans and mobile homes. As a civil matter, Harrogate Borough Council served notice on them to vacate the land. If they fail to voluntarily leave then it ... Read More »

Learn to Rock Up and Sing with Tour de France choir

Rock up and sing Harrogate

A group of community choirs which performed at the official Tour de France gala dinner is inviting potential new members to come to its rehearsals this September. Rock Up and Sing! is a group of four choirs in Harrogate and one in Skipton with members of all ages, from teenagers in the Youth Choir to the young-at-heart in the adult ... Read More »

Harrogate charity heads to Sainsbury supermarket “cheque out”!

“Chequing Out” With Thanks! Pictured are (from left) Sainsbury supermarket Deputy Manager Paul Clayton, Disability Action Yorkshire Chief Executive Jackie Snape, Disability Action Yorkshire resident Kirsty Walker, Disability Action Yorkshire Care Manager Steven Taylor and Sainsbury PR Ambassador Richard Slack

A Harrogate charity has headed to a supermarket’s “cheque out” after staff there undertook 12-months of fundraising activity. Disability Action Yorkshire, which has a training centre on the town’s Hornbeam Park and a residential home on Claro Road, has been the Sainsbury’s nominated charity for the past year. And, thanks to a variety of initiatives by staff and customers at ... Read More »

Sherlock on the case for brain research

Sherlock guiness record

This Sunday (August 31) sees the world’s biggest Sherlock Festival as a new Guinness World Records™ title attempt takes place for the Most People Dressed as Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes, one of the most popular consulting detectives of all time, is on the case to help raise money for one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals – the Leeds Teaching Hospitals ... Read More »