Current consultations
Statement of Licensing Policy consultation - closes 11 February 2020
Harlow Hill nursery questionnaire - closes 23 February 2020
Harrogate district's horticultural future survey - closes 23 February 2020
Rapid charging points
My Health, My Tech survey

Statement of Licensing Policy consultation

Under Section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003, Harrogate Borough Council, as a licensing authority, is required to prepare a statement of principles (Statement of Licensing Policy) that the council propose to apply in exercising its functions under the Act. This process is to be repeated at least every five years. It was last reviewed in March 2015.

This Statement of Licensing Policy is intended to aid applicants, residents, local businesses, the responsible authorities, licensing authority and any other persons in decision-making based on local knowledge and local people. Any decision taken by the council in regard to determination of licences, certificates and notifications should aim to promote the licensing objectives which are: -

  • the prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • the prevention of public nuisance
  • the protection of children from harm

Before determining its policy, a licensing authority must consult those statutory consultees defined within the Act as well as any other persons the local authority considers to be representative of businesses and residents in the area.

The questionnaire has been produced to assist the council in seeking the views of all interested parties on the latest draft policy. All consultation responses will be taken into account when taking the policy forward to publication.

The closing date is 11 February 2020.

Harrogate district's horticultural future survey

We would like to invite you to participate in a public workshop to seek your views on Harrogate district's horticultural future.

Your feedback will help shape the direction of the parks service and how it will operate its parks, gardens and open spaces for the next 10 years and beyond.

You are invited to attend one of the two events to be held in Harrogate's civic centre, fountains room on the following dates:

  • Thursday 30 January 2020 5.30pm until 7.30pm
  • Friday 31 January 2020 3pm until 5pm

Please book a place by completing a short online registration form - it should take you no more than just a few minutes.

If you experience any issues with the booking form please call 01423 500600 and ask to be transferred to extension 58271 for assistance.

Please note: the places are limited to 50 per event, therefore, we would ask the community groups to delegate a maximum of two members to just one of the two events to allow for a fair representation from all district groups and individual residents.

We would appreciate it if you could pass this invitation on to everyone who you think might also be interested to attend.

If you are unable to attend but would still like to let us know what you think, please complete this questionnaire, which focuses on the same questions as the ones to be discussed at the public events.

The survey will be open for comments until 23 February 2020 and the results will be published in March 2020

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Harlow Hill nursery customer questionnaire

Harrogate's Harlow Hill nursery has been growing a variety of seasonal plants for the district's parks, gardens and open spaces for decades. We are happy to have been able to offer the surplus of what we grow to our customers, which has been very successfully received.

To help inform our offer, we are undertaking a survey, so that we can better understand who our customers are, what they value the most about our plants offer and what we can do to improve it further. We would be grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire.

The consultation period has been extended to 23 February 2020.

Rapid charging points

We have been operating rapid charging points at the civic centre since December 2017. We are seeking user feedback so that we can improve the service and provide better value for the customer and the council.

We would appreciate your feedback to help us to make these improvements. 

My Health, My Tech

Let the North Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Board know your ideas for future digital health services

They would like you to share your ideas about how digital technology can be developed to provide better, more joined-up health and wellbeing services in the future.

For further information and to complete the survey please visit

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