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...
Good morning, I hope you enjoyed your weekend. I am back this morning with updates every 15 minutes on the roads and rail links near you. The live blogs, brought to you by The HACS Groups, aim to keep the Harrogate district moving. A number of temporary traffic lights...
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.
The election is taking place following the death of Liberal Democrat Geoff Webber. The six candidates are all hoping to join Conservative Paul Haslam as the second North Yorkshire County Council councillor for the ward.
After another long lockdown, both charities are excited to reopen open their doors and get the tills ringing once again. Public donations are very welcome – but due to covid precautions, people may have to take extra care when dropping off items.
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.
Union Jack flags across the Harrogate district have been flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for Prince Philip. These include the Army Foundation College on Pennypot Lane and Harrogate Borough Council’s offices on Knapping Mount.
The Duke of Edinburgh had a long association with the Harrogate district and made several visits over many decades. These included a visit to the Majestic Hotel in 1949 and a trip to the newly constructed Conference Centre in 1982.
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.
Caryl Hallett Stained Glass, which is tucked away just off Starbeck’s high street in Spa Studios, has always used traditional methods but she uses them to create bright, colourful and contemporary pieces.
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.