Simon Theakston is the great-great grandson of the founder of the famous Masham brewery. He talks about the impact of covid and, as a former Harrogate councillor, appraises recent developments across the district.
There are few better known names in the Harrogate district than Theakston. Robert Theakston started brewing beer in Masham in 1827 and his great-great grandson Simon continues the tradition today. Simon is joint managing director of T & R Theakston, one of two...
Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, has said he would be “very sad” to lose some of the district’s villages under a proposed shake-up of parliamentary boundaries. The Boundary Commission published its proposals for MPs seats earlier this week.
While re-wilding is greeted with delight in parts of the Harrogate district, it is causing dismay and distress for mourners visiting Ripon Cemetery.
The planters were introduced at the start of the pandemic to allow pedestrians to social distance. But many residents and traders want them removed and parking restored.
Harrogate Borough Council is to remove a limit on the number of wheelchair-accessible taxi licences in the district. But cabbies say the move could have a ‘devastating’ impact on the trade.
North Yorkshire County Council is in ‘early discussions’ with Welcome to Yorkshire over funding next year’s Tour de Yorkshire. It could see councils underwrite costs for the race if the tourism body fails to secure enough sponsorship.
Eighty per cent of traders voted in favour of setting up the BID. It means 280 city businesses will contribute to an annual budget of £160,000 for improvement projects.
Some staff are also off sick due to adverse reactions to the vaccine, the council said in a statement this afternoon. It added staff were issued with the necessary safety precautions.
The district hopes to win £432,009 from the Community Renewal Fund, which has been launched as a replacement for the loss of European Union funding.
The pool has been closed for 14 months because of covid and a delay waiting for Spanish engineers to fix a fault. But it is now set to reopen before the school summer holidays.
Plans to create a park and ride service in Pannal were mooted in January but there has been no news since. However, the scheme remains on the table, according to North Yorkshire County Council.
Boroughbridge, Kirby Hill and Ripley are among the places in the Harrogate district that would move into new constituencies under proposals outlined today by the Boundary Commission for England.