Council plans for changes to improve support in line with Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

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.

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Council offers Shared Ownership homes to first time buyers across the district

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.

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Easter changes to waste and recycling service – including garden waste

Harrogate Borough Council is reminding residents that there will be changes to their waste and recycling collection dates over the Easter holidays.

There will be no collections on Good Friday 30 March and Easter Monday 2 April, and for some customers collections will be earlier than their normal schedule.

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Council consults on plans for new homeless accommodation in Starbeck

A public consultation has begun on plans for accommodation for single homeless people in Starbeck.

Harrogate Borough Council is looking to develop a site at Spa Lane in Starbeck, to provide 19 self-contained units – some with disabled access – for single people who urgently need temporary accommodation.

The council has drawn up plans to develop on the existing temporary car park and former veterans hut on the Spa Lane site and wants people give their views on the proposals before it puts in a formal planning application.

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