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Important consultation about proposed changes to charges for adult social care.

Care costsAn important consultation has just been opened on proposed changes to the way in which adult social care is charged.

NYCC is consulting on proposals about how people who use adult social care services contribute to their costs. The consultation covers two main areas:

  • the cost of transport to places where people may receive a service; and
  • how the total cost of care is calculated.

Please go to our ‘Have your say‘ page to read about details of the proposed changes and how you can have your say.

1400 targeted by TV licensing scam e-mails

 

WarningBe aware! Consumer Association Which? is warning that more than 1,400 people have been targeted by the latest TV Licensing refund scam emails. The e-mails take various forms, but mainly involve the use of a convincing facsimie of the TV Licensing Authority logos etc. The e-mail offers a refund for over payment or a billing error. For further details on how to spot these e-mails and what to do if you have been scammed, go to https://bit.ly/2q2Jnaz 

Another wonderful day out

Ampleforth AbbeyWe had a wonderful day on the cider (tour) at Ampleforth, yesterday – the weather was just perfect for it.  Warm sunshine, lovely views & autumnal colours. Tea, coffee or apple juice on arrival, an interesting talk in the orchards & so many varieties of apples to try if we wished.  Amazingly the cider presses & bottling area took up little more than a shed the size of two double garages.  Lunch consisted of broccoli & Stilton soup with a huge whole meal granary bread bun, followed by Yorkshire Tapas – ham, beef, pork pie, small sausages, gherkins, leaves, tomatoes & two types of cheese presented on a sharing board – all local produce & as much tea & coffee as required.  Bottles of apple juice, liqueur & apple brandy were available at a discounted price after sampling all of these with lunch.  Then it was on to the main building & Abbey for the rest of the afternoon.

Thanks go to Ann Hill for continuing to provide a wonderful annual programme of days out. Thanks also to Tania Brightmore for her reports on our events.

Harrogate Main Post Office set for closure

Help save Harrogate’s main Post Office

Post OfficeAs WH Smith continues its programme to amalgamate post offices within its branches, it has been confirmed that the town centre post office in Harrogate is marked for closure. The plan is to relocate the post office within the WH Smith store in Cambridge Street. This move comes at a time when the future of the post office in Cold Bath Road is also in doubt. To read more about this, please see our ‘Have Your Say’ page, which includes an article from the Harrogate Advertiser.

Are you excited or concerned about the proposed ‘cliff lift’ in Knaresborough?

240px-Knaresborough_viewThere will be a consultation workshop for people we feel have the most to gain from and contribute to the Cliff Lift i.e. people with disabilities, seniors with age related access concerns and parents with young children.  We want to hear your first hand experiences of getting around Knaresborough and give you an opportunity to find out more about the Cliff Lift project.

Age UK (Cliff House, Knaresborough) are hosting our first consultation workshop on THURSDAY 25TH OCTOBER FROM 2 – 4PM.  Refreshments will be provided and you will be asked to complete a simple questionnaire as well as take part in small discussions groups.

If you would like to attend please contact Kathy Allday on 01423 864381 (the workshop organiser) or Age UK on 01423 864956. We look forward to seeing you on the day. Please see our ‘Have Your Say’ page for further details.

Keyless car theft on the increase!

Car theft - keyless

 

Thefts from keyless cars has increased by 30% in the past four years.  Some insurance companies will not cover this type of theft, as there is no evidence of a break-in. Basically, thieves can hack the signal from your key and use it to open your car door and drive away.

So you need to take preventative measures to ensure the safety of your car. For further details, please see our ‘Alerts’ page.

British Legion event commemorates the conclusion of WW1

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On November 10th at 1pm, the Harrogate Branch of The Royal British Legion will be commemorating the centenary of the conclusion of WW1 in original stories, traditional songs and poems in a fundraising event at Harrogate library. Tickets (£5) are available from Harrogate Library and Imagined Things Bookshop in the Westminster Arcade. Only 100 tickets available!