It’s time to prepare for winter driving.

Driving - winter snow on windscreenFrosty mornings means scraping car windows and warming the engine before driving off. However, take care and do to leave your vehicle unattended or it could be someone else driving off in it, instead of you!

For details on how to prepare your car for winter driving, follow this link. For further advice on how to get weather updates, notification of incidents and other warnings, please go to our ‘Topical News’ page.

Could you be eligible for a Harrogate Better Homes grant?

Home improvement imageGrants and interest free loans are available to households in the Harrogate area for home energy improvements to give you a warmer home and lower bills. To be eligible your home must be suitable for insulation or need a new boiler and your total household income must be less than £35,000. (Data Source: Community First Yorkshire)

Find out if you are covered at www.harrogate.gov.uk/betterhomesharrogate

Don’t forget the Christmas Market starts on Thursday!

Harrogate Christmas marketIt’s almost time for the start of the Harrogate Christmas Market on Montpellier Hill November 16th – 19th. It will be open 10am – 8pm Thursday to Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday. Don’t forget to pick up your free guide to the Market (available in hotels and the Tourist information Centre and here)  which also includes information about parking, the complimentary shuttle bus and a calendar of Christmas events in Harrogate.

Direct Harrogate to Boroughbridge bus service cancelled

bus stopWas any warning given that the Harrogate Bus Company would be cancelling the through service from Harrogate to Boroughbridge? Buses to Boroughbridge (Bus route 21) now only run from Knaresborough. Also travellers should be aware that buses no longer run every hour, but have been reduced to every 100 minutes. This means that on weekdays there are only 7 buses compared to 12 previously and, at weekends, the number of buses is reduced form 10 to 6.

Boroughbridge is a lovely place to go for a day out, with several delightful country walks. But, be aware, if you miss the the 15.50pm bus back to Knaresborough, you will have a long wait until the next (and last bus) at 18.25pm on weekdays and 17.55pm on Saturdays.