Many shops in the town centre have spent the last few days cleaning and restocking the shelves. The Stray Ferret went down to check out how they were getting on.
Three Harrogate shop owners have spoken of their excitement as they prepare to open their doors to customers once again. Today marks the end of months of enforced closure as a result of the third national lockdown. Lots of businesses have...
As the shops open today Cllr Richard Cooper, leader of the borough council, will answer questions over the future of the town centre at a meeting this evening. The authority plans to introduce a “Buy Local By Bike” scheme, which has bemused businesses.
Other readers’ views this week include a call to consider two-way traffic on Parliament Street in Harrogate and criticism of a North Yorkshire county councillor who claimed covid death figures are exaggerated.
Harrogate district hotels and other hospitality venues have hired more staff to help them cope with the extra demands around serving diners, once the national lockdown easing measures enter step two tomorrow.
Harrogate camping and caravan sites across the district are booked out as coronavirus restrictions ease. More people are booking UK holidays as foreign travel remains uncertain.
The hot tub business is seeing something of a boom. One hire firm based in Harrogate says it has been inundated with requests for months to come, as national lockdown restrictions continue to ease.
Beer orders are on the rise ahead of hospitality reopening on Monday. District breweries have said they’re eager to get back to supplying local bars and restaurants.
All had approached the council when the Government released its roadmap out of lockdown. But the council has told them that it will not be possible.
Restaurants across the Harrogate district have seen an influx in bookings ahead of the April reopening next week. Some said they have seen more demand coming out of this lockdown than those in 2020.
Traffic cones, which were installed as a temporary social distancing measure in June, remain in place 10 months later as non-essential shops prepare to re-open on Monday.
The fifth Women on Tap festival will take place from June 9 to 13. Organiser Rachel Auty hopes it will encourage women to explore beer and break the stereotype that it’s a man’s drink.
Firefighters battled for six hours to control the blaze at the Tiger Inn in Coneythorpe a month before Christmas. Now repair works are underway and the pub owners hope to reopen in August.