What’s going on? Where can I find out about ….?

imagesCAKO0I8S info signpostTo help answer such questions, we have two speakers: representatives from Harrogate library and Harrogate and Ripon Centres for Voluntary Services (HARCVS). Julie Lonsdale who is the Outreach Librarian at Harrogate Library will outline all the resources that the Library now provides including support, training and information about digital communications, and book manuscript resources, local history and family tree interests, social and meeting opportunities including coffee mornings, a Reading Group, and a place simply to relax and browse.  Continue reading

A great day out at Arley Hall

Arley HallAnother pleasant and enjoyable day out for 25 Forum members. Heavy Yorkshire rainfall died out on the other side of the Pennines and it was cloudy but fine in Cheshire.

Our party was able to choose between a guided tour of the house at 2.15pm or to wander around freely from 12noon. Those who opted for an early lunch found it warm enough to sit outside before light rain showers passed over. The food was locally sourced (some from the kitchen garden), cooked on the premises and reasonably priced so very acceptable.    Continue reading

Fancy a day out?

Vamooz travel comp.Fancy a day out at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park? Or how about a trip to Backpool and the St Anne’s Kite Festival? These are just two of the the trips organised by Transdev bus company as part of their Vamooz project. To book tickets, download the VAMOOZ app onto an iPhone or Android phone then select the trip you want to purchase.  One person can book for others if, for example, there are people who can’t access the app but a central organiser could do so and buy their tickets for them. Find out more about the Vamooz project by following this link.

Don’t ignore the household enquiry form!

Voter registrationLots of us get heaps or junk mail every week. Even so, it’s worthwhile checking you’re not missing an important communication.Currently, household enquiry forms are being distributed to householders. Even if all the information is correct, or you have recently provided the information, you have a legal obligation to reply. Failure to complete this form, or register a response on-line, could leave you facing a £1,000 fine. To find out more, click here.

How do you get around the Harrogate district?

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Join us at our Forum meeting on July 27th to discuss transport issues in the Harrogate District. We have invited representatives from the local transport service providers to give an overview of their services and answer questions from members of the public.

To find out more, please see our ‘Forum Events‘ page.

How are you ‘getting around’?

Bike sculptureGetting around and combatting  loneliness and isolation …..

Join the Forum for their meeting on July 27th to find out how the over 50s are getting around. We have invited representatives from bus companies, a taxi company. North Yorkshire County Council, Happy Wanderers and more, to give an overview of the services they offer. We will then have a ‘Question Time’ style discussion about transport issues in the Harrogate District. For further details see our ‘Forum Events’ page.