Helen Flynn

Harrogate Borough Council enters Tier 2 after Lockdown

It has just been confirmed that Harrogate Borough Council is in Tier 2 after the second lockdown, which will end on 2nd December. Please find the rules below. If we all stick to the rules we will avoid going into Tier 3, which is really important in general, but especially as we approach the Christmas …

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The Virtual Village Hall: fun and informative activities to do at home

With dark nights drawing in and the challenges of lockdown– and probably local restrictions when lockdown ends–many people will be looking for something fun and different to do whilst they wile away the hours at home. The Virtual Village Hall, organised by the Royal Voluntary Service, is a programme of themed online activities designed to …

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Scam Awareness Event, hosted by North Yorks Police

North Yorkshire Police are hosting an online event in partnership with North Yorkshire Trading Standards which will be your opportunity to learn about the types of online shopping fraud currently operating, how to spot them and how to stay safe. There will be an opportunity to ask questions to a panel of experts from North …

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What to do if you have a power cut

Call 105We are now entering winter when there are shorter days and light and electricity become more vital. If you have a power cut, visit the Northern Powergrid power cut map northernpowergrid.com/power-cuts or CALL 105 free of charge. The map shows where there are planned and unplanned power cuts, and includes information about when it is estimated …

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Lockdown Mark 2: Services available at Nidd Plus or through our website

The new National Lockdown began today, and with it, some of our services and facilities have had to be temporarily suspended. Here is what we are still offering: —Computer bookings in the library–phone us to book —Click and collect “library by appointment” service. See here for more info and to fill out a book preference …

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Citizens Advice service now available in Nidderdale

From 12th November 2020, Nidderdale Plus is launching a new Citizens Advice service in Nidderdale. This will operate during lockdown.  Owing to COVID, the service will be delivered via a live video-link using a dedicated Chromebook.   If residents have issues concerning the following areas: debt; housing costs; employment rights; benefits; consumer issues; immigration, etc, please …

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Rules for the new national lockdown, due to start Thursday 5th November

As I am sure you are aware, the Prime Minister has announced a second national lockdown for England. You can view the full speech here. In summary, this lockdown comes into effect on 00.01 Thursday for 4 weeks (following a Commons vote on Wednesday and regulations published on Tuesday), so until 2 December 2020. After the four weeks, the Government …

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Confusion over “official” Green Energy letter: Have you received one?

Quite a few residents have been in touch with Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) about a letter which has been landing on door mats across our area in the last month. The letter concerns a ‘green homes grant’ and features a logo which looks suspiciously like the Harrogate Borough Council logo–shown above.  An 01423 number to …

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