Knaresborough

Resurrected Bites – this week fulfils 107 orders, which fed 155 adults and 157 children in the local area

Resurrected Bites have fulfilled 107 orders, which fed 155 adults and 157 children in the local area – that’s to week ending 11 December 2020. This week they are short of the following items: Bags for life Toilet Paper Tinned Fish Small jars of coffee Deodorants Hot Chocolate Size 5 nappies Cleaning solutions Tinned Meats Savoury snacks eg. crisps Cat Food Baby Wipes For details of drop off points, financial contributions and all other information please see:  https://resurrectedbites.co.uk/ No tags for this post.
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Libdems hail a victory over Conygham Hall, but HBC say it is unfounded as they never received any petition

Liberal Democrats have said they won the first stage of their campaign to protect Conyngham Hall grounds, after their petition had over 1,800 signatures. The Leader of the Council, Richard Cooper, has responded by saying that there is no way that the Liberal Democrat petition can have saved Conyngham Hall because they never handed it in. Harrogate Council’s cabinet member for Culture, Leisure and Support has approved the existing location, opposite King Janes’s school as the preferred option for Knaresborough’s new leisure centre. The Council used external property consultants to make the decision. The Liberal Democrats established a ‘Hands Off
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Resurrected Bites ask for community street collection points to be setup as the demand for food increase

Resurrected Bites is continuing to support families across Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon with food parcels. The demand has nearly doubled between September and October 2020. Currently helping 240 households Distributing around 3-5 tons of food each week With the support of a team of 66 volunteers People can contact them directly if they are having trouble providing food for themselves or their family. They source food and grocery items from public donations and direct-deliveries from warehouses, where products may have been damaged or don’t have sufficient shelf life. Between September and October they have seen a near 50% increase in
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Knaresborough school receives £500 boost from local homebuilder  

Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire has donated £500 to Aspin Park Academy in Knaresborough, which the Academy will use to purchase outdoor equipment for its Early Years Foundation Stage area. Sharon Robertson, headteacher at Aspin Park Academy, said: We’re grateful for this donation from Taylor Wimpey, which allows us to invest in some much-needed new outdoor learning equipment. The new equipment will help enhance our younger children’s learning and will give the whole team a boost in what has been a challenging year. It is fantastic to receive support from a local business.   Steven Ball, sales and marketing director at Taylor
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A great North Yorkshire daughter’s lasting gift – Jacob Smith Park in Knaresborough

A woman whose invaluable contribution to the war efforts during the Second World War has been nominated in the Great North Yorkshire Sons and Daughters campaign. Miss Winifred Jacob Smith came from an extremely well known and community-spirited family in the Knaresborough area. During the Second World War, she was responsible for the welfare of members of the Women’s Land Army across Yorkshire. She is also known for bequeathing Scriven Park – now Jacob Smith Park – to her community upon her death in May 2003, aged 91. The campaign is a North Yorkshire County Council project to highlight and
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Coroner’s appeal to find family of Brian George Abbott from Knaresborough

The coroner’s office have issued an appeal to find the family of Brian George Abbott, aged 73, who died at his home in Knaresborough on 15 October. Officers have been unable to trace his family or next of kin and are appealing to anyone who knew Brian or has any information that could help find his family to contact them. Brian was discovered  after a concerned neighbour raised the alarm when post began to build up at his home. If you have information that could help to find his family,  please contact the coroner’s office on 01609 643614 or email
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Netball ‘World Guinness Record’ attempt to take place on Sunday

On 23 October 2017, Lydia Redman, from Kibworth, made 756 netball goals in 1 hour, securing the Guinness world record. That works out at 12.6 scores every minute, or a score every 4.7 seconds! Sue Hobson is planning to challenge that record this weekend and take the record for North Yorkshire. We will livestream the event from Knaresborough at around 10:45am, on Sunday 11 October 2020 – see https://www.facebook.com/harrogateinformer/ Sue is raising money for Saint Michaels Hospice and has already received donations of over £1,000. Sue said: I’ve been training throughout lockdown to have a chance of breaking the record
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A strong local message for town businesses and residents alike – #Shoplocal #staysafe

As summer dips sharply into Autumn (some would say Winter), Knaresborough continues to flourish with more new businesses opening, few empty units left and a bustling Wednesday market. A spokesperson for The Knaresborough Chamber of Trade and Commerce has concluded that the newly extended Covid-19 restrictions bring the next 6 months sharply into focus but allow for a strong #shoplocal #staysafe message: The Chamber continues to work with the business community to provide help and assistance on the changing regulations. We are working to improve confidence to businesses, residents and visitors alike in the coming months to minimise the impact
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Judith Rogerson: Ed Davey will help Lib Dems win back Harrogate and Knaresborough

Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Harrogate & Knaresborough, Judith Rogerson, has welcomed Ed Davey’s election today as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. Ed Davey, the MP for Kingston and Surbiton, won the leadership election this morning, receiving with over 60% of votes cast. Commenting, Judith Rogerson said: I’m delighted Ed Davey has been elected as Leader of the Liberal Democrats. It has been a pleasure working with him in the past, including on proposals for an independent inquiry into the Coronavirus response, and I look forward to doing so in the future. Ed has been very supportive of the
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Shake the City to Premier Online at this Year’s feva

This year’s feva festival in Knaresborough will feature the first reading of a new play called Shake the City. It will be available via a Zoom conference call at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 19 August. The play is set during the clothworkers strike in Leeds, 1970. Four young women, Wendy, Laurie, Heather and Margaret, work at Burton’s Menswear Factory in the city. On the cusp of the new decade they decide to start their own meetings for the women’s liberation movement in the fight for equality and equal pay. The 90-minute play focuses on the new wave of feminism beginning
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