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    Gazetteer by the Roman Roads Research AssociationCovering all of Britain’s Roman roads, the Gazetteer, when completed, will be the first survey of Britain’s Roman roads since Ivan Margary’s final edition of Roman Roads in Britain in 1973. We aim to provide an up to date evaluation of each Roman road and, since new discoveries are being made all the time this online resource gives us the flexibility to make amendments and additions.
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    Beginners’ 10 week course starts 29th April 2019 at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall Monday 9:30am – 10:30am Course fee £60  Places limited For more info and to book, contact Sue Beever Mobile 07801 064819 Email
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HBC and NYCC Communications - Archive 2017

Current Year Communications from HBC and NYC

Household waste recycling centres – additional opening Wednesday 27 December 2017

One off Wednesday opening over the Christmas week (Wednesday December 27) at some of the Household Waste Recycling Centres in North Yorkshire at West Harrogate, Penny Pot Lane, Harrogate, HG3 2SN

All household waste recycling centres will be closed on December 25, 26 and January 1 and all other Wednesdays.

Waste & Recycling Collection Service: Schedule of Collections Christmas 2017 - August 2018

Please find attached a letter which confirms arrangements for collections of waste and recycling after the Bank Holidays in 2018. If you have any questions please contact Debi Rowe, Waste and Recycling Manager:

North Yorkshire Now newsletter January 2018 - amended


North Yorkshire Now – dealing with winter; libraries celebrate; get connected


Healthwatch North Yorkshire November Newsletter


Minerals and Waste Joint Plan - Notification of Submission

On 28th November 2017 the Minerals and Waste Joint Plan for North Yorkshire, York and the North York Moors National Park was submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for independent examination.

Please see attached to this email a letter providing details of the Submission Documents and information on where key documents can be viewed.

To access the Minerals and Waste Joint Plan Submission documents, and a range of supporting material, please visit the Examination website:

Harrogate Area Committee - 7 December 2017

Copy of the agenda and Notice for the above meeting for information
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Accessing Urgent Care Press Release and Questionnaire

NHS Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is collaborating with Healthwatch North Yorkshire to ask residents about their experiences in accessing urgent care services. The CCG aims to provide the best possible service with the resources that are available, and part of that is ensuring that everyone is efficiently and compassionately directed to the care that they need. Over four events, the Healthwatch North Yorkshire and the CCG will be gathering public opinion and answering questions about urgent care services:

Monday, 27 November: Harrogate Library Drop-in (9am - 4pm)

Please take part in our online questionnaire and share your views and experiences to have your name entered into our prize draw for your chance to win a Fitbit!

Submission Deadline 2nd December

Click here to access our online survey!

Street Lighting Improvement

As a result of large increases in energy costs and EU legislation effectively banning many existing street lighting lantern types, North Yorkshire County Council has commenced an ambitious programme to replace all its standard street lighting with LED technology.

HARCVS Care in Action Newsletter Autumn/ Winter 2017

See :

Healthwatch North Yorkshire October Update


New Discretionary Rates Relief Policy Consultation

Harrogate Borough Council are keen to support businesses within the district and also ensure it appropriately targets current economic issues and concerns.

The link below provides information on a proposed new discretionary rates relief policy to be implemented from April 2018, and gives the opportunity for you to give your views on the new policy as part of a consultation period which runs through to the end of December 2017.  Feedback received will be reviewed and a final policy submitted to Cabinet in February 2018.

As a valued body within the community we would appreciate your input to the process and I hope you are able to take the time to review the enclosed documentation.

Meeting with Highways Staff Thursday 30th November, Darley

You may remember that last year, we had a meeting in Darley regarding Highways which was attended by Highways Department Management.

We have now arranged another one, for Parish Councillors and Clerks to meet with Nigel Smith, the Area 6 Manager, and Deborah Flowers, the Customer Services Manager.

This will be held on Thursday 30th November from 7p.m. to 8.30p.m. in Darley Memorial Hall.

The agenda will include an overview / demonstration of the new Parish Portal for logging and reporting on faults via the web, an overview of current / future major projects, including an update in Kex Gill, and answers to questions put by the parishes.

We will have the main Hall available this time, so numbers will not be an issue, but I would be grateful if you would let me know the names of your  Council representatives before 23rd November. You should also send in your questions before that date if possible, so that Nigel and Deborah have the opportunity to find the answers before the meeting!

Once numbers and format are finalised I will confirm details a few days before the meeting.

This is not an exclusive meeting for the parishes above, we are very happy for any local parish councillors to attend, so please pass the word on.

Also please pass this on to the current Clerk if you are no longer in post.

Thanks for your help.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Please be aware that I am away from 19th to 23rd November, so won’t be e-mailing during that period!

NALC Chief Executive's Bulletin 38 - 27 October 2017

Local Government Finance Settlement 2018/19 Technical Consultation
NALC has responded to the Government’s consultation on next year’s local government finance settlement and our submission [attached] makes the case for a continuation of the current position of council tax referendum principles not being extended to our sector, provides evidence of how the sector is responding to the Government’s challenge, presses for a multi-year settlement and asks Government to work with NALC to promote good practice in transparency and engagement and help us grow the capacity of the sector to access alternative funding and deliver ‘invest to save’ projects. We will be engaging with Government further in coming weeks in advance of the settlement expected in early December.

Changes to the annual return
The Joint Panel for Accounting Guidance (JPAG) which brings together NALC, Society of Local Council Clerks, Association of Drainage Authorities, Department for Communities and Local Government, National Audit Office, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and external auditors, met this week, here are some highlights: the new Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2017/18, simplified by SAAA and split into three returns depending on size of local council was agreed and will be publicised shortly by SAAA with a number of roadshows being held across the country; the timescale and project plan for the Practitioners’ Guide was agreed, this will be consulted on prior to publication in March 2018; JPAG will also be looking at how it can provide further support to the sector such as sharing good practice to help the sector develop its capability on transparency and engagement in financial matters.

NALC larger councils conference
If you haven’t yet booked to attend NALC’s last major event of the year, now is the time! Making Local Economic Growth Work is our conference for larger councils’ taking place on 13 December 2017 at the Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury. This year’s event will focus on the role of local councils being place shapers and influencers in local economic development, housing and planning, health and well-being and finding funding, with both plenary and workshop sessions providing an insight and practical advice on how our councils can have more impact on these important issues. And I’m really pleased to announce our latest keynote speaker, Mike Cherry, who is the national chairman of the Federation of Small Business – a great addition to our line-up of speakers.

Rural Coalition
On Tuesday the Rural Coalition met Lord Gardiner, minister for rural affairs and biosecurity, to discuss the Rural Statement and in particular housing and broadband: the minister was very supportive of the role of parishes and interested in how they could work together to provide small scale good quality affordable housing; the minister has a programme of meetings with ministers across government to ensure rural issues have a high profile; the Rural Coalition’s chairman Margaret Clark will be giving oral evidence to the Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act on 7 November and the minister on 12 December – these sessions may be worth watching!

Transparency Fund
101 applications from smaller councils to the Transparency Fund were recently approved totalling £76,785. This takes grants awarded in 2017/18 so far to £558,494.29. Another thank you to county associations for continuing to help us promote both the Transparency Code and Fund to local councils.

And finally a quick update on our work to promote the impact of GDPR on our sector and support its implementation: in advance of the Committee Stage of the Data Protection Bill next week Baroness Neville-Rolfe has tabled an amendment in order to secure a debate  highlight on the impact of GDPR on parishes, in particular the cost of the new requirement to appoint a Data Protection Officer; and I’m pleased to confirm that our legal training day for county associations on 21 November 2017 will focus on GDPR, the programme for this sold out event has already been sent to those county association staff who are attending.

Smokefree North Yorkshire funding

If your village hall has any outdoor space - a patio, terrace, playing field, car park and so on - or if you're also involved in any other open space in your community such as a village green or even just the area around the school gates, there is funding available in North Yorkshire to help increase the number of smokefree public spaces. Grants of up to £2,000 are available to fund community engagement, events and signage. The deadline for applications is 1 December.

Applications can be made via the NYCC Flexigrant website, where you will also find information about other small grants currently available from the County Council.

Healthwatch North Yorkshire Newsletter September Update


National Libraries Week 2017

Your Library is full of hidden gems…and some of them don’t even involve a visit to the library. This week is Libraries Week so it seemed the perfect opportunity to help you discover them! Your library card is the key! All the resources listed below are available via this link:

Request for Parish Precept amount 2018/19

I am emailing regarding your parish’s precept requirement for the financial year 2018/19.

I have attached to this email:-
1.  Letter from Mr Foster, Financial Services Manager, dated 6th October requesting that parish councils advise their precept requirements –this is in PDF format
2.  Precept form – this is in Microsoft Word format.
3.  Guidance notes for completion of the precept form – this is in PDF format

I would be grateful if you could advise the precept amount via email, or return the completed precept form via email to,  or post to: Angela Evans, Finance, Harrogate Borough Council, PO Box 787, Harrogate, HG1 9RW.    Please advise your precept requirements – including nil returns - by 19th January 2018.  Please ensure that the name of your parish is inserted at the top of the precept form.  Any notifications received by email will be confirmed by return email.

My apologies if you are no longer the relevant person, or I have used the wrong email address, please advise me of this as soon as possible.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to telephone me on 01423 500600 extension 58563 or via email

I look forward to receiving notification of your parish precept.
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Healthwatch North Yorkshire Newsletter September Update


Healthwatch North Yorkshire Safeguarding Survey

Healthwatch North Yorkshire are conducting research around safeguarding in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council Safeguarding Adults Board.

Healthwatch North Yorkshire has produced three safeguarding awareness surveys - one for the general public, one for carers and another for managers. Feedback received from the surveys will contribute to a Healthwatch North Yorkshire report on safeguarding in the county.
General Public - Safeguarding Survey

This survey is for the general public of North Yorkshire - Healthwatch North Yorkshire aims to gather feedback from the public to better understand the level of understanding people have surrounding safeguarding.

You can fill out the survey online here.

Workforce - Safeguarding Survey
The purpose of our Work Force survey is to gauge the level of understanding and awareness of safeguarding procedures in the work place.

By gathering feedback we can gain insight into how much people understand surrounding safeguarding processes and how understanding could be improved.

You can fill out the survey online here.

Manager's - Safeguarding Survey

Please fill out this survey if you are the manager of an organisation.

The purpose of this manager's survey is to understand the level of knowledge manager's in a work place have of safeguarding and the correct processes that go with it.

This survey questions information surrounding training procedures, safeguarding support and how to handle a safeguarding issue.

You can take part in the survey here.

Seen it? Heard it? Report it.

If you would like to find out more about Safeguarding please visit North Yorkshire County Council's Safeguarding Adults Board page on the North Yorkshire Partnership website.

You can find out more information here.

CLOSES FRIDAY: Public Consultation - Working better together

This is a reminder that the Police and Crime Commissioner’s consultation regarding the future governance of the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service closes this Friday, 22 September 2017.

Thank you to all who have submitted a response so far. For those who wish to, but are yet to submit their response, full details of the consultation are below, but in summary your responses can be submitted in the following ways:

You can view the local business case, all consultation materials, find further information and respond to the consultation survey at

Harrogate Borough Council: Weekly email digest

As requested, please find below a digest of all emails sent between 11/09/17 and 17/09/17 regarding your comments.

This e-mail has been sent in line with your e-mail preferences. To change the
frequency of these e-mails, please select the following link to access your
account and update your preferences:

If the link appears to be broken, please try copying the entire link into the
address bar on your web browser.

Draft Local Plan: Additional Sites Consultation 2017

11/09/17 13:23, Harrogate Borough Council: Comment confirmed as processed.

Your comment has been confirmed as processed (valid):

Regarding:  Site HM9 HM9: Land to the north of Meadow Close, Hampsthwaite
Our reference:  AS4157
Event:  Draft Local Plan: Additional Sites Consultation 2017

You may view your comment through the 'Processed' option in 'My Account'. Please select the following link and Login:

If the link appears to be broken, please try copying the entire link into the
address bar on your web browser.

Parish Consultation meeting

Please find attached the questions and responses pack which was circulated at tonight’s Parish Consultation meeting in Ripon, for information.

Healthwatch North Yorkshire Safeguarding Survey

You can fill out the survey online here.

Chief Executive's Bulletin 31 - 8 September 2017

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee met on Tuesday, here are a few highlights: the Committee considered the budget for 2018/19, management accounts for the first quarter and audited accounts for the year to 31 March; the committee clarified any points as necessary and endorsed the terms of reference for the new Finance and Scrutiny Committee; our external auditors presented their annual report and accounts which were unqualified, they confirmed NALC was in a healthy financial position with a strong cash position and robust balance sheet.

Star Councils 2017 long list announced

Last week we were pleased to announce the long list for our prestigious Star Councils 2017. Huge thanks to everyone who applied across the 6 categories and congratulations to the those entries who have made it this far. Our judges now have the difficult and unenviable task of assessing the remaining 50 entries and whittling them down to just 3 finalists in each category before the winner is announced at the annual conference dinner on 30 October.

Join our Larger Councils’ Committee

We are looking for councillors and clerks to get involved in NALC by putting themselves forward for election to the Larger Councils’ Committee. The Committee plays an important role in our governance structure as the voice of larger councils, championing their interests as well as shaping and overseeing our work and support. Membership of the committee includes councillors from our National Council plus councillors and clerks from larger councils through direct election. So if you’re from a larger council and want to have a say on and influence NALC policy and the support we provide to larger councils, please apply!

Partnership with BHIB

I’m pleased to let you know we have agreed a new partnership with insurance brokers BHIB to provide tailor made support and protection for local councils and communities. BHIB is the preferred partner of Aviva, the long-standing insurance provider in the local council sector, and chosen to replace Aon. Aviva has confirmed their ongoing support and involvement with NALC and has endorsed and confirmed their confidence in BHIB. In the current climate and with local councils providing an ever growing range of services it is more important than ever to have sector experts we can rely on who can support our endeavours and arrange the right protection for our councils. I am confident that a strong tripartite relationship between Aviva, BHIB and NALC will deliver this. Our chairman Cllr Sue Baxter and I have had extensive discussions with BHIB colleagues, visited there impressive Leicester based operation and we will be meeting regularly to ensure our partnership enables us to deliver insurance solutions to meet the needs of the local council sector.

Create a Council campaign networking event

I’m really pleased this year’s annual conference will again include a networking event to bring together local people and groups from right across the country who are in the process of setting up a new parish council. This important national get together – which we are delivering in partnership with the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes county association and is supported by the Big Lottery Fund – gives these campaigns the space and opportunity to hear and learn from each other, share top tips and practical advice as well as informing our ongoing and future work. I would be grateful if county association colleagues could encourage campaigns they are already supporting to come along, as well as promoting the event more widely in unparished areas.

Konichiwa parish councils

And finally for many years we’ve seen considerable interest from Japan in UK local government and parish councils in particular. Alert students among the regular attendees of our Larger Councils Conference will have noticed the consistent presence of senior officials from the Japan Local Government Centre! Such interest continued this week as a delegation of academics from Japan visited March Town Council in Cambridgeshire and Queen’s Park Community Council in London before a final stop at NALC to hear more about our work. Parish councils in Tokyo anyone?



North Yorkshire Now, September - read about exam results, adult learning courses and more

See :

North Yorkshire Now newsletter, August


HWNY Newsletter


Harrogate Borough Council - Budget and Corporate Priorities Survey CRM:0068843

Your views are important to us and we would appreciate it if you could complete our Budget and Corporate Priorities Survey. The closing date is Friday 1st September 2017. The topics for this questionnaire are:

Budget 2018-2019
One of the most important factors in setting a budget is ensuring finances match priorities. With this in mind, we are urging residents and businesses to have their say on the services that are important to them. The information will assist the development of our 2018-2019 budget which will be finalised over the coming months.

Corporate Priorities
We are also reviewing our Corporate Plan and welcome your thoughts on our corporate priorities. Our Corporate Plan sets out how we intend to build upon our successes and meet existing and emerging challenges over the next 3 years.

This survey will only take a few minutes to complete and is available at

Harrogate District Volunteering Oscars 2017

I am forwarding you the attached documents on behalf of Harrogate Borough Councillor John Fox with regard to the Harrogate & District Volunteering Oscars.  If you have any queries or your parish council wishes to nominate someone, please contact John direct as requested.  His contact details are:
Councillor John Fox
Harrogate Granby Ward
26 Malden Road
Harrogate  North Yorkshire  HG1 4SF
Tele:   01423 540541
mobile:   07801 273 704
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Have your say on how police and fire services could work better together


Minerals and Waste Joint Plan - Addendum of Proposed Changes to the Publication Draft Plan

North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority are working together to produce a Minerals and Waste Joint Plan covering all three planning authority areas. When finalised the new Joint Plan will help the three authorities take decisions on planning applications for minerals and waste development up to 31 December 2030.  A number of public consultations have already taken place to help develop the new Plan, including a ‘Preferred Options’ consultation in 2015 and a Publication Draft Plan in November 2016.

Following the consideration of the representations received regarding the Publication Draft Plan a number of Proposed Changes have been identified. As a result, these changes are being presented for representations relating to legal compliance and soundness. More information about this is contained in the guidance notes attached with this email.

The period for representations commences on Wednesday 12th July 2017 and will close on Wednesday 6th September 2017.  All responses must be received by 5pm on 6th September 2017.  Please note we will be unable to accept responses after this deadline.


The Addendum of Proposed Changes and supporting documents are available to view on the Joint Plan Website: .  Paper copies of the Addendum of Proposed Changes and main supporting documents, including a response form and guidance notes, are available to view during normal opening hours at all public libraries in the area covered by the Joint Plan, including mobile libraries and at all main offices of the three Authorities, as well as at District and Borough Council main offices and the National Park Centres.

Please see attached to this email:

  • Consultation Letter,
  • Statement of Representations Procedure,
  • Response Form (Part A & Part B) and
  • Guidance Notes

For further information about the Minerals and Waste Joint Plan please visit our website:

Yours faithfully

Minerals and Waste Joint Plan Team

On behalf of:

North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council and North York Moors National Park Authority
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North Yorkshire Now newsletter, July


Review of Recycling Bring Bank Facilities
(includes Hampsthwaite Cricket Club)

I am writing to you to let you know Harrogate Borough Council are carrying out a review of the use of recycling bring bank facilities across the district. We are asking residents to help us decide the future of our bring bank sites and mini recycling centres in areas where kerbside recycling is fully available.

The consultation includes recycling bring bank facilities in your Parish. As well as informing yourselves, where relevant, we are also informing owners/occupants of sites included in the consultation. Public notices are also being put up at facilities included in the consultation.

Please direct anyone wanting to respond to the review to the short consultation survey which can be completed online between Monday 10th July and Sunday 20th August 2017. The survey can be found at If a resident does not have computer access they should contact the Customer Service Centre on 01423 500600.

Harrogate Borough Council Budget 2018/2019 Consultation
Dear sir/madam,

We are currently residents, businesses and councillors to be involved and have their say in the Budget 2018/2019 consultation. 

One of the most important factors in setting a budget is ensuring finances match priorities and ensuring the people of the Harrogate District have a say in on the services that are important to them. The information and feedback you provide will form part of the development of our 2018/2019 budget which will be finalised over the coming months. 

Included as part of the consultation includes key questions about the Corporate Priorities which will then be transfer into the corporate plan which sets out how we intend to build upon our successes and meet existing and emerging challenges over the next 3 years.

To complete the consultation on line please click here.

If you wish to have a paper version of the questionnaire please contact me on the details below so I can arrange to send out again. The consultation can also be found on the ‘Have Your Say’ section of the Harrogate Borough Council website.

The consultation closes 01st September 2017 and feedback on all completed questionnaires will be on the Harrogate Borough Councils website after this date.

Finally if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Emma McIntosh
Engagement Officer
Partnership and Engagement Team
Harrogate Borough Council
PO Box 787
HG1 9RW Tel :01423 500600 (ext number 58095

Healthwatch North Yorkshire


North Yorkshire Now newsletter - council's priorities, community awards, celebrating volunteers


Parish Consultation meeting - 13 September 2017

The Parish Consultation meetings will provide an opportunity to:
  • Promote effective working partnerships between the Borough and Parish Council
  • Update Parish Councils on strategic issues of district-wide interest
  • Deliver short items of training / briefing
  • Allow Parish Councils to ask questions of the Borough Council on issues common to a significant number of Parish Councils
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Harrogate Relief Road Review Study

It has been brought to our attention that when using the below email address a failed delivery response is received. If you are attempting to use the email address below, rather than clicking on the ‘reply’ button please could you use:

Harrogate Relief Road Review Study

You will be aware that North Yorkshire County Council have appointed Mouchel, as an independent consultant, to undertake the Harrogate Relief Road Review Study. The primary objective of the study is to identify measures to address congestion and its negative impacts in the Harrogate and Knaresborough urban areas. We are getting in touch with you, because, as an important stakeholder, we need your help to understand current issues and impacts of congestion in Harrogate and Knaresborough and, understand some of the constraints that will inform the development of potential options. We are at an early point of the study and at this stage we are simply gathering information rather than looking at options or solutions.

To capture your views, insight and local knowledge, the study team have developed a pro-forma which can be accessed via the email attachment. It’s simple (not too long), easy to use and secure, so your views will only be seen by the study team. The views expressed in the pro-formas, will be in confidence and we will ensure that where requested any views, included in any notes and/or reports, will be un-attributable. We need to collect views by the 27th June). Apologies for the short notice but, whilst we have been working on this study for the last couple of months, the purdah periods for the local and general elections have impacted on the timing of us talking to you and we are now keen to ensure that your initial views are fed into the next stage of the process (option identification and assessment) starting in July.

Please email your completed pro-forma to

If you have any questions regarding this request for support/information or indeed the study as whole then please get in touch using the email address we have set up for the study
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Changes to Local Bus Services 24 Harrogate - Pateley Bridge and service 62 Keighley - Otley - Harrogate

I have been advised by Transdev that they are making changes to their local bus service 24 Harrogate – Pateley Bridge and service 62 Keighley – Otley – Harrogate from 23 July 2017.

Service 24 Harrogate - Pateley Bridge: The following journeys will been withdrawn

0650 and 1835 hours Harrogate to Pateley Bridge, and 0740 and 1930 hours Pateley Bridge to Harrogate. The timetable is simplified with all journeys departing Harrogate and Pateley Bridge at 30 minutes past the hour Monday to Saturday.

The Sunday service will retain 4 journeys but these will operate seasonally from May to September, with no winter Sunday service.

Service 62 Keighley – Otley – Harrogate: The section of route between Otley and Harrogate is withdrawn. There are alternative journeys between Otley and Harrogate on ConnexionsBuses service X52.

These services are not financially supported by the County Council.

County Area Committee for the Harrogate District - 1 June 2017

I attach a copy of the agenda and Notice for the above meeting for your information.
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Armed Forces Day: flag flying

Please find attached a document from the Department for Communities and Local Government. The attachment contains the guidance from the DCLG regarding flying the Armed Forces Day flag from 19 June onwards.

The 50th Anniversary of Conservation Areas

Harrogate Borough Council wishes to draw the upcoming 50th anniversary of conservation areas to the attention of the public as a means to celebrate the district’s rich historic environment. Conservation areas were formed in 1967 with the creation of the Civic Amenities Act and the district now has 53 conservation areas covering diverse environments and encompassing a wide range of heritage assets. A focus for the celebration of the anniversary is Civic Day on June 17th, which is organised by Civic Voice.

We plan to add a new page on our website in the coming weeks and it would be great to be able to include information about any local events that have been arranged, or to show how Civic Societies, Parish Council’s and residents may be marking this event.

Therefore, we would be grateful if you could let us know if you are intending to mark the anniversary and / or whether you have planned any events - if so, please advise whether or not you would be happy for us to add details of these events on our webpage.

Harrogate Borough Council Small Grants Scheme for 2017 is now open for applications

Harrogate Borough Council Small Grants Scheme for 2017 is now open for applications.  We have £30,000 available to allocate in small grants for 2017 - 18. Grants of up to £3,000 per project are available for activities commencing mid-September onwards.

This is the only annual small grants scheme available from HBC, the previous Community Chest and Arts and Heritage grant funds have been subsumed into the one small grants scheme.

This small grant scheme will be accepting applications from 16th May 2017 with a closing date of the 17th July 2016, 12pm noon.

A Guidance document and application form is available on the Harrogate Borough Council website, we ask that where possible applications are made using the online form

What is the purpose of the funds?

The purpose of the small grants fund is to support and strengthen voluntary and community sector organisations based in and serving the Harrogate district that are providing activities/projects that benefit the local communities and residents. The funds are available to provide and increase participation and engagement and to support new and innovative ideas.


The Closure will be in place for a period of  between 5 and 14 days.The maximum duration of the Order will be from 5th June 2017 to 4th December 2018 inclusive.

The Road Closures and any associated Diversion Routes can be viewed using this URL link


Emergency planning Event


Has your community suffered from flooding, extreme weather, fire or any kind of emergency? Or are you worried about how your community might cope if it did?

Come along to our Emergency Planning Information Event at The Milton Rooms, Malton from 10am on Tuesday 30 May to find out more.

We’re working with North Yorkshire County Council’s Emergency Planning Team to help rural communities across the county put Emergency Plans in place. Emergency Plans can cover anything from designating a community building as a refuge centre, recruiting volunteers to check on vulnerable residents or identifying the owners of useful vehicles. They help community leaders organise an effective response to an emergency, and help local residents understand what they need to do should the worst happen.

At our Emergency Planning Information Event you’ll find out more about what is involved in creating a Community Emergency Plan and about the expert support available to help you, and hear from communities who have gone through the process themselves. There will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you have, and we’ll also be updating you on our work to help individual households put their own Emergency Plans together.

The event is completely free and light refreshments will be included, including breakfast sandwiches! To help us with catering arrangements, please book a place online, email our Emergency Planning Officer James Russell, or call the office on 01904 704177. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Event Programme
·         10:00: Registration and breakfast.
·         10:30: Presentations.
·         12:00: We have the venue until 1pm so there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions once the presentations have concluded.         

The Milton Rooms is a fantastic, recently renovated venue in the heart of Malton. Wentworth Street Long Stay Car Park and Malton Railway Station are both about five minutes’ walk away, so you’ll be within easy reach of the venue however you get there. They can also help with closer car parking arrangements for those with any mobility problems.
The Emergency Planning Project is made possible thanks to the support of the North Yorkshire Recovery Fund and Two Ridings Community Foundation.

Newsletter from Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire
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Street Naming and Numbering

As there has been an increase in Building Work in the district, I thought it might be useful for you if I sent you a short pack explaining the basics of the Street Naming and Numbering process, given there are so many rules and protocols that govern it.

I hope you find this useful, should you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact me, contact details below,

It might also be worth noting that on the 2nd September 1974, at a Public Works Committee ‘The Director of Technical Services asked for the Council’s instructions with regard to requests to re-number existing properties carrying the No 13, and reported that observations had been obtained from the Post Office.

Resolved, That the Council do not accede to such requests, nor agree to the omission of No 13 in the numbering of properties in new developments’

Therefore, all numbers, including 13, must be used in the proper sequence. Application to omit any number from a sequence will be refused. Building names or numbers will be allocated to the road serving the main entrance.

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Harrogate Borough Council - Bank Holiday Waste & Recycling Collection CRM:0068108

There will be no collections on Good Friday 14 April and Monday 17 April

Week Commencing 10 April 2017 your collection will be earlier than your usual collection day:

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Week Commencing 17 April 2017 your collection will be later than your usual collection day:

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Normal service resumes Monday 24 April 2017.

You can also check the dates for your next waste and recycling collections at:

Find out what you can do with egg-stra recycling over Easter at

Register for an online Harrogate Borough Council customer account at

This gives you faster access to our services and allows you to:

-make and track payments for council tax, council house rent, business rates, parking fines, planning and building regulation fees
-report something in your local area which needs fixing, cleaning or changing
-review the progress of your requests
-receive updates and alerts about changes to our services such as bank holiday bin collections.

Creating a new account only takes a few minutes and your account will be created immediately for you to use.

North Yorkshire Now newsletter - community awards; plan for growth; money for road schemes


Updated Community Safety Services Fund documentation

Guidance Notes and Application Form for bids to the Community Safety Services Fund

These are also available via the PCC website

Weekly Email News Digest - Monday, 10 April, 2017


HARCVS Care in Action Newsletter - Spring 2017

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Healthwatch North Yorkshire update 17th March


Harrogate Area Committee - 16 March 2017
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Healthwatch North Yorkshire update

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2018 Boundary Review - Yorkshire and the Humber

Dear Chief Executive Last year, the Boundary Commission for England published and consulted on our initial proposals for new constituency boundaries. We received nearly 20,000 responses to that consultation. The next stage of the 2018 Review is for us to publish all those representations so that others may comment on them. I write to you today to inform you that we intend to publish all the representations on Tuesday 28 February 2017, and invite comments on them for four weeks until Monday 27 March 2017. All representations will be published on our website at The Commission would like to encourage you and your council to take time to see what others have said about our initial proposals, and add your views to those. We would also ask you to assist us by publicising this consultation as widely as possible in your local authority area. Following the secondary consultation, the Commission will be considering all representations received from both consultations, and will consider whether any revisions are needed. If we decide to revise the proposals, we will consult on the revised boundaries. We currently expect any such consultation to happen towards the end of 2017, or in early 2018. Thank you for your continued interest in and assistance with the 2018 Parliamentary boundary review. Yours sincerely,

Healthwatch North Yorkshire update

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HARCVS News & Funding Update – February 2017

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NYCC - Countryside Access Service - Public Consultation - A4 POSTER

North Yorkshire County Council’s Countryside Access Service is reviewing how it manages and maintains the county’s public rights of way network. 

We are now formally consulting the public on a new proposed approach to prioritising management and maintenance of public rights of way within North Yorkshire, excluding those managed on our behalf by The North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. 

The proposals include a suggestion that Parish Councils should play a formal role in the prioritisation of the network of paths. 

A set of proposal documents and a consultation questionnaire is now available on the NYCC website and will be available until 19 March 2017.  I would be very interested to receive your views as part of this consultation exercise.

The documentation is available using the following link:
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Healthwatch North Yorkshire update

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North Yorkshire Now newsletter - help your library; find out about fostering; be food smart

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Healthwatch North Yorkshire update

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HARCVS Update - Change of provider for support for charities & volunteers in Harrogate District

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NYCC - Countryside Access Service - Public Consultation

North Yorkshire County Council’s Countryside Access Service is reviewing how it manages and maintains the county’s public rights of way network. 

We are now formally consulting the public on a new proposed approach to prioritising management and maintenance of public rights of way within North Yorkshire, excluding those managed on our behalf by The North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. 

The proposals include a suggestion that Parish Councils should play a formal role in the prioritisation of the network of paths. 

A set of proposal documents and a consultation questionnaire is now available on the NYCC website and will be available until 19 March 2017.  I would be very interested to receive your views as part of this consultation exercise.

The documentation is available using the following link:

Healthwatch North Yorkshire update

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LEADER Programme re-opened for project applications

The LEADER Programme has now re-opened and is seeking applications from businesses within our district for projects that will create jobs, develop rural businesses or support the rural economy.

The current round of funding is looking for applications in five categories:

Find out more about each funding priority and keep up-to-date

Please would you publicise the information below through your contacts and please contact Genevieve Gillies ( if you have any queries about this programme.

HARCVS News & Funding Update – January 2017

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HARCVS News & Funding Update – January 2017

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North Yorkshire Now newsletter: support for innovative projects; call for library volunteers


Healthwatch North Yorkshire update

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Tour de Yorkshire 2017!
It's coming again.......Saturday 29 April........... through Nidderdale........twice (men's and women's race).......and this email is to invite you to attend a local meeting to share information and ideas and ask questions - on Thursday 19 January, from 4.30pm to 6pm, at the Council Chamber, King Street, Pateley Bridge. We are gathering as much information as is available at this stage to share with everyone  - from Welcome to Yorkshire and from NYCC Highways - and can take questions back to them, as required.

Please RSVP to let us know if you are able to join us at this meeting.

Please also note, for your diaries, that Welcome to Yorkshire are holding a 'TdY roadshow' at the Council Chamber, Pateley Bridge, on Tuesday 28 February (6pm) and are planning a further roadshow hosted by How Stean Gorge, also expected to be towards the end of February/early March. Booking is required for these events:

Julia Mulligan launches public consultation on local funding for police in North Yorkshire

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[parishcouncil] Response to Draft Local Plan

Advice of council tax support grant and taxbase for 201718
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