North Yorkshire County Council has today launched First North Law, becoming the first local authority in the North to trade its legal services.
This newly formed company has the ability to trade more widely in a range of specialist legal services to other public sector bodies as well as the private sector.
New government legislation is set to give Harrogate Borough Council expanded powers to assist families and single people who are at risk of becoming homeless.
The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 will increase the ways in which the council can provide advice and assistance to prevent and relieve homelessness at an earlier stage than before.
Temporary lights were installed on Skipton road on Monday, 19 March 2018, at the junction of Woodfield Road and Kings Road.
These have now been removed by Northern Gas Networks have removed as it has come to light that they were working without a permit.
In North Yorkshire, schools are developing and broadening these aspirations as a motivation for learning by placing career guidance at the heart of the curriculum.
A pilot funded by North Yorkshire County Council and the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership, has involved 20 secondary schools across the county and York to improve careers guidance.
This has led to a close working relationship between schools and local employers with careers guidance increasingly woven into the curriculum. It also places North Yorkshire well ahead in meeting the Government’s recent schools careers strategy and statutory requirements which will require workplace experience for every pupil.
Students at King James School Knaresborough, one of the pilot schools, are frequently reminded of where their learning might lead.
A taste of the country is coming to Harrogate in July, as the town welcomes a new ‘Country Living Hotel’, part of a new collaboration between hotel group Coast & Country, and the Country Living brand.
One of Coast & Country hotels’ most iconic properties, The St George in Harrogate will undergo an extensive multi-million pound refurbishment before being rebranded as the ‘Country Living St George’.
Harrogate will be the second location to have a Country Living Hotel, joining the Country Living Lansdown Grove Hotel in Bath, which will be the world’s first when it opens in late May.
The hotel has been designed and reborn with the aim of bringing Country Living, the UK’s best selling home interest magazine, to life.
Acting on behalf of a North-East based private investor, Cushman & Wakefield has advised on the purchase of the new Co-operative store in Knaresborough, Harrogate.
The store, which will open to the public shortly, extends to 4,201 sq ft on a site of 0.41 acres which was formerly home to a Morrisons Local. The deal was completed at a purchase price of £950,000 reflecting a yield of 5.18%.
Harrogate Borough Council has 40 homes across the district to offer to first time buyers as part of its Shared Ownership scheme.
The houses are a mixture of new build properties and properties bought from the open market to sell on a shared ownership basis.
Under the Shared Ownership scheme, the houses will be offered for sale on a part rent, part buy basis. This enables first time buyers to take the first step on the property ladder by buying a share of their home – usually between 25 and 75 per cent – and paying rent on the rest.