Knaresborough

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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Knaresborough Royal British Legion to unveil new memorial

This Saturday, 15 August 2020, is the 75th anniversary of VJ Day (Victory over Japan), marking both the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War.  Join with the Royal British Legion as we remember and recognise all those who served and sacrificed in the Far East and ultimately brought an end to the Second World War. Whilst VE Day marked the end of the war in Europe in May 1945, many thousands of Armed Forces personnel were still involved in bitter fighting in the Far East, where the war continued. Victory over Japan would come at
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Poet Laureate Simon Armitage Graces feva Online

UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage is gracing Knaresborough’s feva online with readings from Magnetic Field, the volume of work focused on Marsden, the village in Yorkshire in which he grew up. Simon had been booked for feva 2020, but as with all planned performances, his appearance was cancelled due to the lockdown. But he has stayed loyal to Knaresborough by contributing his readings which will be aired on www.feva.info during the proposed dates of feva, 14 to 23 August. This is an opportunity to share in the poet’s vision and the depth of his feelings towards his native place. Simon
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Letters: Knaresborough cycling provision

Dear Sir As a long time cyclist one of the few good things to come out of the pandemic was an upsurge in cycling especially amongst families helped in no small part by the reduction in traffic. Now that things are getting back to normal it would be a shame if that were to be squandered. Unfortunately the council have not built on this with a sufficiently ambitious bid to increase the number of cycle lanes. Certainly in Knaresborough there is no sign of any additional cycling provision. There are still no advanced stop lines and cycle lanes are discontinuous
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Feva organisers launch talent contest “Knaresborough’s Got Talent”

Unable to hold its annual feva Festival, the organisers have instead launched an online talent contest called Knaresborough’s Got Talent. It will be staged online via Facebook and is open to anyone and everyone, says Sarah Ward. “Anyone who has skills they want to put on show is welcome”. Those keen to enter should send in a video of their performance or artwork before 5 August 2020 to fevafestival@gmail.com.These videos will be shortlisted by a panel of judges and posted by the organising committee on the feva website at www.feva.info. The shortlisted entries will be posted on the Knaresborough feva
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Libdem campaign to protect Conygham Hall grounds

Local Liberal Democrats have launched a campaign to protect Conyngham Hall grounds, in Knaresborough, after Conservative councillors announced it as a potential site for the new leisure centre. A campaign has been launched to protect Conyngham Hall grounds, citing the “need to protect green spaces and access to nature”. They have also called out the council’s “appalling lack of consultation” with residents and town councillors “on the location of the new leisure centre”. Commenting, the campaign’s spokesperson, Matt Walker, said: The Conservatives are running our district like a Concrete Council, paving over every bit of urban green space they can
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Local photographer helps Harrogate business connect with 70% of customers in striking campaign

Like many others, commercial photographer Charlotte Gale was forced to adapt her offering during lockdown and look for new opportunities which didn’t require face to face contact. And so, Yorkshire Corporate Cards was born, a concept designed to help firms easily communicate in a more personalised and appropriate way as lockdown restrictions are eased. The initiative has been well received, with one Harrogate business reporting a 70% response rate to their card campaign. Having worked in marketing before setting up her photography business 12 years ago, Charlotte recognises the importance of maintaining customer relationships and brand visibility, even under the
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