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Cyclists - don't give bike thieves an easy ride!
15/04/2014 (more...)

New gardens celebrate Harrogate's spa heritage

10/04/2014 - This spring, visitors to Valley Gardens are in for a real treat (more...)

101 Bicyclettes for 101st Tour de France

08/04/2014 - You don’t have to be a keen cyclist to get involved in the sporting spectacle of 2014 (more...)

Tour de France legacy set in stone and glass

08/04/2014 - Local stained glass artist, Caryl Hallett, has teamed up with Harrogate Borough Council to celebrate the Tour de France (more...)

Schools recycling competition
02/04/2014 - Lilly wins Harrogate schools recycling competition (more...)

Harrogate Borough Council secures funding for electric vehicle charging points
02/04/2014 - Harrogate Borough Council secures funding for electric vehicle charging points (more...)

Free festival for Le Tour
01/04/2014 - Free four day festival as Harrogate celebrates Tour de France (more...)

Consultation on Accommodation Strategy
27/03/2014 - Harrogate Borough Council announces public consultation on its future accommodation strategy (more...)

Local and European elections 2014

27/03/2014 - act now to secure your vote (more... )

Harrogate district economy showing strong signs of recovery

17/03/2014 - Harrogate Borough Council report reveals signs of district's economic recovery (more...)

Free tourism marketing support service launched

17/03/2014 - Free tourism marketing support service launched in Harrogate district (more...)

Quality of life in Ripon Minster Ward

17/03/2014 - Residents living in the Ripon Minster Ward are being invited to take part in a Quality of Life survey (more...)

On Your Bike - a new cycling exhibition rides into town

17/03/2014 - The Harrogate district has gone cycling crazy with the imminent arrival of the Tour de France (more...)
Ripon on Wheels 2014 - Gearing up for Cycling Fun!!
12/03/2014 - Adults and children of all ages are set for a ‘wheely’ good time at a brand new cycling event which rides into Ripon on Saturday 29th March (more...)

Ripon Spa Gardens Needs You

12/03/2014 - Friends of Spa Gardens and Spa Park are looking for some fresh colour and new life this spring (more...)
Flying the flag for Commonwealth Day

07/03/2014 - Flying the flag for Commonwealth Day (more...)

The Golden Touch: 
25/02/2014 - Harrogate and district Health & Safety Forum triumph at the Alan Butler Awards  (more... )
No council tax rise in 2014
25/02/2014 - No council tax rise in Harrogate district for a record breaking fifth year (more...)
Last call for bunting
19/02/2014 - Last call for knitting bunting to celebrate Tour de France (more...)

Recycling rates boosted by improved recycling service

10/02/2014 - Recycling rates boosted by Harrogate Borough Council’s improved recycling service (more...)
Harrogate Borough Council is seeking public opinion on proposal to manage trees within Knaresborough Castle grounds

05/02/2014 - Harrogate Borough Council is seeking public opinion on proposal to manage trees within Knaresborough Castle grounds (more...)

Disability Cycling
30/01/2014 - Disability cycling try-out, Saturday 1 February (more...)
Grants awarded to celebrate Tour de France
24/01/2014 - Community grants awarded to celebrate Tour de France (more...)

Going for Gold - do you have the Sporting X Factor?
21/01/2014 - Aspiring young sports people sought for Talented Athletes Academy (more... )

No council tax rise for fifth year running

09/01/2014 - Recommendation not to increase Harrogate Borough Council’s council tax in 2014 (more...)

Smarter Planning Champion Status

07/01/2014 - Council’s planning web pages awarded Smarter Planning Champion status (more...)

Harrogate TIC wins best Tour de France window display
17/12/2013 - Harrogate TIC wins best Tour de France window display (more...)

Going potty over Valley Gardens toilets
10/12\13 - toilets win Eco Friendly award (more...)
Apprentice schemes

05/12/2013 - Helping young people into employment (more...)

Green Infrastructure Guide award

03/12/2013 - Council’s Green Infrastructure Design Guide wins top award (more...)

Bikes without pedals used as part of Tour de France cycling legacy

02/12/2013 - (more...)
Learn and Live - DVD
29\11\13 - Giving young drivers a hard hitting message (more...)
Dene Park to benefit from Energy Company Obligation Scheme

29/11/2013 - Dene Park first to benefit from Energy Company Obligation Scheme (more...)

Ripon Street Racers

29/11/2013 - Streets racers prosecuted in Ripon (more...)

Consultation on using Stray for Tour de France

28/11/2013 - (more...)
£160,000 lottery funding to help those affected by welfare reforms
25/11/2013 - (more...)
School recycling competition launched
22/11/2013 - (more...)
Get Yorkshire cycling

22/11/2013 - Get Yorkshire cycling (more...)

Business Crime Partnership of distinction

22/11/2013 - District has Business Crime Partnership of distinction (more...)

Woodfield Ward Drop In Event

21/11/2013 - Residents of Woodfield Ward invited to drop in event 9 December 2014 (more...)
Alice carvings in Ripon 'Wonderland'

20/11/2013 - Alice carvings in Ripon wonderland (more...)

Le Tour de Bunting

20/11/2013 - Knitters help celebrate next year’s Tour de France (more...)

Big ideas for 2014 on the menu at HIC business brunch

20/11/2013 - Bring your ideas for 2014 to free business brunch at HIC on 6 December 2013 (more...)

Big cash boost for businesses and jobs

04/11/2013 - Changes to the way Harrogate Borough Council carries out repairs to its vacated council homes is set to create a huge boost to the local economy and job prospects. (more...)

Slow Down Campaign on Wheelie Bins

18/10/2013 - Slow Down Campaign Using Wheeli Bins (more...)
Cardiac Partnership

16/10/2013 - New partnership brings down hospital waiting times for cardiac rehabilitation (more...)

Arts and Heritage grants
15/10/2013 - 10 project to benefit from Arts and Heritage grants (more...)
Bid for rail line modernisation goes to DfT

11/10/2013 - Bid for rail line modernisation on theYork – HarrogateYork- Leeds line (more...)

Pinewoods Conservation Group

09/10/2013 - Pinewoods Conservation Group to Develop Irongate Field into Green Community Space (more...)

Road Safety Campaign

04/10/2013 - Crackdown on using mobile phones when driving (mo

Business crime partnership receives national recognition

03/10/2013 - Business Crime Partnership Recognised Nationally (more...)

02/10/2013 - Volunteer with our award winning parks team (more...)

 Voters urged to register for elections
27/09/2013 - Voters urged to register for elections (more...)

Tour de France Planning Amnesty

24/09/2013 - PLANNING AMNESTY FOR TOUR DE FRANCE 2014 (more...)

Consulting on Ripon’s Street Trading Policy


Economy and local policing under spotlight

24/09/2013 - economy and local policing to come under spotlight (more...)
Ripon Customer Service Centre

23/09/2013 - Official opening of Ripon Customer Service Centre at Ripon Town Hall (more...) 

Rossett Sports Centre
18/09/2013 - Future use of Rossett Sports Centre (more...)
SANDS Ceremony 2013
30/08/2013 - A special ceremony for those who have lost a baby (more...)
Residents Parking Permit Review in Ripon and Knaresborough
23/08/2013 - Residents' parking permits (more...)
Valley Gardens Skate Park Ambassador Scheme launched
23/08/2013 - New skate park ambassadors for Harrogate's Valley Gardens (more...)
STOP Theft Campaign
14/08/2013 - STOP THEFT campaign comes to Harrogate and Ripon (more...)
Criminal caught redhanded
13/08/2013 - Criminal caught redhanded on camera (more...)
Council to confirm commitment for Tour de France 2014

14/08/2013 - Council to confirm commitment for Tour de France 2014 (more...)

Join our District Panel

14/08/2013 - Join our district panel if you want to have your say about our services. (more...)

Business investment in our district
Strategy being prepared to allocate funds for economic development in the region.
Tree sculpture for Montpellier Hill

08/08/2013 - Ideas wanted to turn elderly Elm into a tree sculpture (more...)

Harrogate and District Allotment Show 2013

06/08/2013 - Come down to the Valley Gardens on 18 August 2013 for the Annual Allotment show (more...)

First step in bid for rail line modernisation

06/08/2013 - First step in bid for rail line modernisation (more...)

13th Green Flag Award for Ripon Spa Gardens

02/08/2013 - 13th Green Flag Award for Ripon Spa Gardens (more...)

Ground works on Christ Church Stray Harrogate

30/07/2013 - Ground works on Christ Church Stray Harrogate (more...)

Council makes decision about office move

22/07/2013 - Council makes decision about office move (more...)

 Yorkshire Grand Départ Tour de France 2014
The world’s greatest cycling race – the Tour de France – will come through the world’s greatest county in July next year ( more... )
Knaresborough celebrates 75th anniversary of world’s fastest steam locomotive
01/07/2013 - On the third of July 1938, Mallard became the world’s fastest steam locomotive (more...)

Quality of life in Granby Ward

25/06/2013 - Quality of life survey in Harrogate’s Granby Ward (more...)

Ripon drop in surgeries

24/06/2013 - Ripon residents invited to drop in to talk to police and Harrogate Council’s housing team (more...)
Council office accommodation
21/06/2013 - New council office accommodation (more...)

Stop cycle theft

19/06/2013 - As the sunshine appears we have started to see more people getting on their bikes (more...)

Harrogate and the Army Apprentice College

13/06/2013 - The Harrogate Army Aprentice-Our story (more...)

Council Office Accommodation

13/06/2013 - Options for downsizing Harrogate Borough Council’s main office accommodation in Harrogate are to be discussed (more...)
Harrogate district links with City of Barrie, Canada
12/06/2013 - Ripley Castle, the stunning backdrop for signing the formal agreement (more...)

Cycling Festival Killinghall Moor

11/06/2013 - Cycling Festival at Killinghall Moor Country Park 23 June 2013 (more...)

Big scoop bag it bin it day 2013

10/06/2013 - Scooping up irresponsible dog owners at Bilton’s Woodfield Park (more...)

Arts Heritage and Community Grants 2013

10/06/2013 - Arts, heritage and cultural grants 2013 now open for application (more...)

International partnership between City of Barrie, Canada and the Harrogate district

03/06/2013 - International Partnership between the district and City of Barrie (Canada) (more...)
Bringing free business support to the Dales

31/05/2013 - Free business support event in Pateley Bridge 13 June 2013 (more...)

Ripon Customer Service Centre a step nearer

29/05/2013 - (more...)


28/05/2013 - Ripon bandstand celebrates 110th anniversary on 2 June 2013 (more...)

Free open day at Ripon Leisure Centre 1 June 2013

17/05/2013 - Open day at Ripon Leisure Centre (more...)

Free family fun day at Fairfax Community Centre

16/05/2013 - Free family fun day Fairfax Community Centre (more...)

Disabled water skiing

16/05/2013 - Special waterski event for people with disabilities (more...)
Final Consultation on Local Plan
The Harrogate District Local Plan will manage development up to 2024 (more..)

Centenary Grants Awarded to talented young people

13/05/2013 - Talented young people receive cash grants (more...)

Springing into Action

07/05/2013 - Spring into Action in the Valley Gardens (more...)

Election 2013

01/05/2013 - The county council election 2 May (more...)

Council seeks member of the public to uphold standards

29/04/2013 - Council seeks member of the public to uphold standards (more...)

Harrogate International Centre

16/04/13 - Come and meet the team behind Harrogate International Centre (M

Open day at Conyngham Hall Knaresborough
14/04/13 – new tenants get two months’ rent free (more)
Knaresborough Castle
08/04/2013  - £60,000 pot to improve Castle Footpaths (more)

Anti-social behaviour

02/04/2013 - Anti-social behaviour – See it Report it (more...)

Get registered to vote in County Council Election 2 May 2013

27/03/2013 - Election of North Yorks County Councillors (more...)

Bringing housing maintenance 'in house' saves £100K

21/03/2013 - Council saves £100,000 by bringing housing maintenance ‘in house’ (more...)

Free advice for making home alterations

20/03/2013 - Thinking of doing some alterations to your home? Contact the council for free help and advice. (more...)

Games in Parks

19/03/2013 - Games in Parks open on 25 March 2013 (more...)

77,000 council tax bills issued

18/03/2013 - Have you thought about paying by direct debit? (more...)

Waste Review Phase 2 Spring 2013

12/03/2013 - Residents recycling more and sending less to be buried has saved £50,000 in landfill tax alone (more...)

Mayor Elect 2013

12/03/2013 - New Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the Borough of Harrogate 2013/2014 (more...)

Fit 4 Fun 10K - 2013

12/03/2013 - Join the council’s Fit4Fun 10k run in Harrogate on 25 March 2013 (more...)

Shoplink success for Maplins

11/03/2013 - Maplin join Radiolink and capture thief on day one of membership (more...)

Ripon Generations Event

05/03/2013 - Ripon Generations 2013 – free community event 23 March 2013 (more...)

Talking Safety

Join us at a Community Safety coffee morning – 20 March 2013 at Harrogate Library. 

Anti-crime campaign being used by visually impaired

21/02/2013 - An anti-crime campaign is proving useful for people with visual impairments (more...)

Crime reduction message

21/02/2013 - Popular car park chosen for crime reduction message (more...)

Police and Crime Plan

06/02/2013 - North Yorkshire Police and Crime Draft Plan 2013 – 2017 (more...)

Land sold at Spacey Houses for new homes

05/02/2013 - Council sells land at Spacey Houses, Pannal for new homes (more...) 

Ripon ShopJacket

31/01/2013 - Vacant shop in Ripon to trial Shopjacket (more...)

We'll host the 2014 Tour de France
The world’s greatest cycle race will start in the world’s greatest county on 5 and 6 July 2014 

We're wrapping up the district
Final call for you to get your free insulation

Apprentice Scheme

30/01/2013 - Harrogate Borough Council has secured £63,000 to support the creation of 40 new apprenticeships in small to medium sized businesses in the district. (more...)

Five star ranking for energy efficiency

29/01/2013 - Harrogate International Centre's five star ranking for energy efficiency (more...)

Enterprise Gateway Event

22/01/2013 - Free business support event Ripon Library 31 January 2013 (more...)

Building at risk at Allerton Castle

16/01/2013 - Building at risk at Allerton Castle receives £10,000 council grant (more...)
Green Waste collection suspended for winter months
Just nine per cent of the year’s total garden waste sent for composting is collected between December and February
Our Turkish Baths win again
Harrogate Borough Council’s Turkish Baths take top award for second year running

Waste and Recycling over Christmas
Collections over the Christmas holiday period (more...)

Free Parking in town centres this Christmas
14/12/12  in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Pateley Bridge and Ripon (more...)

Place Maker Volunteers for the Harrogate district

17/12/2012 - Place Maker volunteers for the Harrogate district (more...)

Domestic Abuse Campaign

The Harrogate District Community Safety Partnership has launched a campaign to tackle the predicted seasonal increase in domestic abuse.  (more...

STOP THEFT - Jingle bells help prevent theft of purses

28/11/2012 - Stop theft – jingle bells help stop purses being stolen (more...)

Meagill Lane Judgment

26/11/2012 - High Court Judge orders barn to be demolished (more...)
Community Chest 2012 - grants awarded

21/11/12 Seventeen local groups in the Harrogate district have just received grants totalling £29,000  (more...)

District’s Tourism body calls for local ambassadors

21/11/2012 - District’s Tourism body calls for local ambassadors (more...)

Planning Changes to Enquiry Service

13/11/2012 - Visitors to the planning offices can now make appointments (more...)

Green waste collection suspended for winter months

30/10/2012 - Just nine per cent of the year’s total garden waste sent for composting is collected between December and February (more...)

Stop Burglary this winter

24/10/2012 - STOP BURGLARY – think like a burglar so that you don’t become a victim this winter (more...)

£100,000 Investment for CCTV Control Room

23/10/2012 - £100,000 INVESTMENT IN CCTV CONTROL ROOM (more...)

Broadband speed checks and demand survey


£100,000 Investment In CCTV Control Room

22/10/2012 - (more...)

consulting on a neighbourhood area for Ripon

28/09/2012 - We are consulting on the boundary for a neighbourhood area for Ripon (more...)

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