Month: August 2021

New anti-racism movement launched in West Yorkshire and Harrogate

Together with North Yorkshire County Council and many other organisations, Nidd Plus is proud to back the new anti-racism movement that has been launched in West Yorkshire and Harrogate. Nearly 500 organisations and community allies have pledged support to the anti-racism movement begun on 24 August by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership …

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Your Safety, Your Priorities, Your Plans: North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Consultation

Give your views on future priorities for policing, fire and rescue and victim services in North Yorkshire and York. Your feedback will help the new Commissioner, Philip Allott, to form his plans over the next three years. More details on the consultations, the draft plans and how everyone can have their say is available now …

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New guidance on self isolation if you are “double-jabbed”

From 16 August, people without symptoms who are double jabbed, as long as the second jab was 14 days ago or more, will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case. Instead they will be advised to take a PCR test as soon as possible. …

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Cyber attacks: Former Harrogate Mayor speaks out after becoming a victim of online fraud

Councillor Stuart Martin, who is a former Mayor of Harrogate and is the newly appointed Chair of North Yorkshire County Council, and his wife, April, are just two of a growing number of people who have been targeted by online fraudsters during the pandemic. Stuart was contacted by his bank a few weeks ago to …

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Time to prepare your home for winter–even though it’s summer!

While you’re enjoying the summer holiday and hopefully some hot weather it’s the right time to get your home ready for winter. Below are some of the physical effects of temperature: Below 13°C – blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular disease may increase. 14-15°C – less resistance to respiratory diseases. 18°C – is the recommended …

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Be on the alert for vaccine passport scams

Action Fraud has received over 700 reports from members of the public about fake emails purporting to be from the NHS. The emails claim to be able to provide people with a “digital passport” that “proves you have been vaccinated against COVID-19”. These emails are fake, and the links within them lead to genuine-looking websites …

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Budgeting Advice Service now available from Harrogate Borough Council

Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) is now offering a new, free service to customers, providing advice about household budgeting and assisting with debt management. The services they offer include: check that you are claiming all the benefits that you are entitled to help you claim housing benefit or a council tax reduction draw up a formal …

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Warm Home Discount: Window for applications open 11-18 August

The Warm Home Discount is a Government scheme funded by energy suppliers. It’s designed to help lower income and vulnerable households with their energy costs during the winter. You can apply for the discount from 11-18 August. If you meet certain criteria, you may qualify to receive the payment of £140. It is now even …

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“Thank You Lunch” held on Yorkshire Day to thank all our wonderful vaccination volunteers!

Vaccination volunteer marshals from across Nidderdale and the Washburn Valley came together at a “Thank You Lunch” organised by Nidderdale Plus Community Hub on Sunday 1st August at the Memorial Hall in Pateley Bridge.  Over 50 of the 90 volunteer marshals who helped at the mass vaccination sites in Harrogate and Ripon were able to …

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