Congratulations to the Black Swan country pub in Oldstead, which has been voted the world’s best restaurant by customers. It beat other famous restaurants such as Raymond Blanc’s ‘Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons’ in Great Milton and Heston Blumenthal’s ‘The Fat Duck’ in Bray, as well as many famous international establishments. Follow this link for further details.
If you haven’t yet made a will, or you need to amend an existing simple will, now is the time to do it. In association with various charities, some solicitors are participating in a scheme for ‘free’ wills, this month. To find out more click here.
You may have seen advertisements for cheap options for will writing, but be sure that they are suitable for your circumstances. For more information, follow this link.
Christine Maude and Victoria Bird invite you to afternoon tea and raffles in aid of the Yorkshire Cancer Centre Appeal. The event which will take place at 10 Appleby Court HG5 9LU at 2pm on December 8th is in aid of Jacqui’s £1 million appeal. The cost is £10 per head. To book a place telephone 01423 867027.
There’s less than a month to go before the old £1 coins will no longer be valid. So it’s time to start going through your pockets, handbags and piggy banks to search for any forgotten coins. The last date for valid use of the old £1 coin is October 15th 2017.
After that date, the coins can be taken to a bank. However, most of the high street banks have indicated that this service will only be offered to their own customers. For further details, follow this link.
To 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
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
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.
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.
The Forum members always enjoy a day trip and the visit to Tissington to see the well dressings was no exception. Fortunately the weather was lovely and sunny, so visitors were able to make the most of the local attractions, such as the church on the hill and the Methodist Chapel, as well as other facilities. Continue reading
Jackie Terry-Schuhmann is a director of Dancing for Well-Being, a non-profit organisation, with currently 5 groups in Harrogate District. Jackie led one of our Forum meetings about 15 months ago and her routines were very popular. Many people have asked for her return – so here she is. Jackie will use a mixture of music from all over the world and more familiar music that everyone can sing-a-long to while we dance. Some dances include props such as scarves, velvet elastic, hats and cheerleader pompoms which all add greatly to the fun. You can really let your
hair down and be spontaneous; there are no right or wrong moves, only variations!
See our ‘Forum Events’ page for further details.