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Vaccinations for Saturday to be deferred to Sunday due to forecast bad weather – Great Yorkshire Showground

Due to adverse weather conditions, the Covid vaccination clinic due to be held at the Yorkshire Event Centre at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate tomorrow (Saturday, 16 January 20101) is being rescheduled. NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group and local GP surgeries are asking patients who were due to attend tomorrow, to go along to the showground at the same appointment time on Sunday instead. GP Practices in the Harrogate District are in the process of contacting all affected patients directly. Snow is forecast for the Harrogate District through the early hours of tomorrow morning. The majority of people
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MP’s shock at free school meal packages

In the first school week of the new lockdown pupils eligible for free school meals have been receiving packed lunches.  However, the adequacy of these packages has already been questioned by local MP Andrew Jones. Mr Jones was contacted by a constituent in Knaresborough who told him that she had received two pre-packed sandwiches, two mini yoghurts, an apple, an orange and two potatoes to feed her son for five days. Mr Jones commented: This simply isn’t good enough. There are reports that the companies distributing this food have been paid £30 for a week’s food but you could buy
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Fire Service work to rescue sheep from frozen pond

A number of crews from the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service headed to Burton Leonard after reports that a number of sheep were in difficulty on a frozen pond – 17:28 on 9 January 2021. Around 19 sheep had wandered onto a frozen pond causing the ice to break. Crews worked to rescue the sheep using 2 inflatable walkways, raft, lines, lighting, thermal imaging camera and crew power. Unfortunately of the 19 sheep rescued, 16 were dead. No tags for this post.
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Staff parking charges to remain at Harrogate Hospital

Car parking was free during the earlier part of the year at Harrogate Hospital for both staff and visitors. That changed on 23 September, when charges were re-instated for all with the ticketed parking for visitors and staff parking at the normal rate of £50 per month. In November 2020, a Liberal Democrat motion to support and encourage NHS Hospital Trusts to provide free parking for staff  was unanimously supported by North Yorkshire County Council. County Councillor Geoff Webber (Lib Dem Bilton & Nidd Gorge), who moved the proposal, commented: I am delighted that this proposal has received unanimous and
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Half season titckets now on sale

Supporters can now secure their place at our remaining 14 home fixtures, starting with Tuesday 29 December’s fixture against Carlisle, with a Half Season Ticket. This option is for anyone who has not already purchased a 2020/21 Season Ticket Deposit. Standing tickets are available in both the EnviroVent and Car Park Terrace, though availability is extremely limited. All Season Tickets in the Aon Stand and Main Stand Seats have sold out, with no further availability. Adult Half Season Tickets for the remaining 14 fixtures are £175, Concessions £125 and U18s £30. Due to being in Tier 2 we are currently
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8 redundancies at the Pupil Referral Service (Grove Academy) in Harrogate

Cuts to a Harrogate special school finally bite this Christmas with a 8 redundancies. The Alternative provision, Springwell Harrogate, known better to the local community as the Grove Academy Pupil Referral Service, will keep its doors open but will be forced to operate on less than half its previous budget. The school in Harrogate provides education for pupils who struggle in the mainstream classroom. Most pupils have special educational needs and often very complex emotional needs. The school has remained “Outstanding” in 4 consecutive OFTSED inspections but the speed and severity of the cuts proposed meant that last Christmas there
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Harrogate Town 0  – 1 Salford City

Once again, Harrogate Town went down to the only goal of the game as James Wilson’s 17th minute strike was enough to take the points home to Salford. Town made just one change in their starting line up, with Ed Francis replacing the suspended Josh Falkingham. No doubt buoyed by their midweek win at Exeter, Town made a determined start and matched the Ammies,blow for blow,in a feisty opening period. But Town’s fate was decided early, when in the 17th minute, Brendan Thomas-Assante’s long diagonal ball reached Wilson on the left, and he shot past James Belshaw into the far
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North Yorkshire Police to receive a meagre £3.9m Government funding increase for next year

There is a considerable level of smoke and mirrors around policing funding, particularly when you look at overall policing numbers and the budgets available to a particular police force. To be clear that isn’t a criticism of North Yorkshire Police, that is criticism of the North Yorkshire Police Fire and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan and the Home Office for putting out headline grabbing PR that they know many won’t read through. That headline figure from the Government is that policing will receive an extra £636million this year – that is of course dependent on the general public contributing more which
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Get Fit to Row – a rowing club in Harrogate

Get fit to row is a new idea by Phil Argent, Phil moved to Harrogate 5-years ago. He has rowed for 30 years, rowed at Henley a number of times, coached elite level athletes, been a club captain, a business owner and a fitness fan and rowing head for many years. Phil said: Build a boat club from the engine room out, which is a very different way of doing things. Most rowing clubs would bring people into a club by doing the water technical thing first and then fitness, but this is the wrong way. The idea of Get
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North Yorkshire less than half the national average for Covid-19 infection rates

The North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum met this morning to brief the media (16 December 2020) Main points North Yorkshire is less than half the national average for infection rates/100,000. The group urges restraint in still adhering to the measures. Hospital are continuing to drop Cases within hospital ICU’s are “very small” Question of moving North Yorkshire from tier-2 to tier-1 Not within the scope of this forum to decide. Not clear if the tier allocation will be regional or by district. It was noted that Essex has been separated into smaller areas for tier allocation only today. Acknowledged that
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