The council appointed Pricewaterhouse Cooper to assess the best solution for the county and its report shows that setting up a single authority will cost a minimum of £18m and as much as £38m. The authority also predicts savings of up to £252 million over five years, equivalent to £50.4m per year.
Calvin is a senior reporter at The Stray Ferret who has spent the last four years covering local government in Lincolnshire. He started his career at the Scunthorpe and Grimsby Telegraphs, before going on to become one of the first BBC Local Democracy Reporters in Lincolnshire. He was born and grew up in Halifax in West Yorkshire.
A crunch judicial review starts today into Harrogate Borough Council’s decision to choose Green Hammerton ahead of Flaxby for a 3,000 home settlement in the local plan.
The number of cases in the Harrogate district since March have passed 2,000. It comes after another 60 cases were confirmed today, according to Public Health England.
North Yorkshire public health officials have urged people not to hold Bonfire Night events at home this year in order to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
52 more coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the Harrogate district, according to today’s Public Health England figures.
Police have urged people in tier three areas to stay away from North Yorkshire this October half term. Officers have also asked young people in the county to abide by social distancing guidance and the rule of six.
Councils in North Yorkshire are to vote on proposals for a shake-up of the local government structure. Both the county council and districts have tabled different plans for the county.
The Harrogate district now has a seven-day rolling average of 160 infections per 100,000 people. The news comes as Harrogate District Hospital records its first covid death in more than three weeks.
Kevin Hollinrake says it is only fair on businesses to impose tighter measures when there is an “absolute need”, amid speculation North Yorkshire is heading for tier two.
It is the first covid death at the hospital since September 29 and only the second since July. The total number of coronavirus deaths at the hospital since the start of the pandemic is now 84.
Amanda Bloor, accountable officer at North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group, says the situation across the county is ‘relatively stable’ although numbers are going up.