This survey ends November 13th 2023
Bearing in mind that plans for the formation of the new Harrogate Council are in a state of flux and have now been delayed until later next year, for those of you who are keen to shape the decision-making process in the Harrogate district, please consider participating in the following surveys.
Let’s Talk Money
The Council currently has a mounting deficit of £25m, and this is your opportunity to highlight what you think the Council’s spending priorities should be. Perhaps there is a council-run service which you particularly need and would like to safeguard. Your opinion matters, so click on the following link in order to have your say. There are also instructions for those who do not have internet access, so that they can participate.
Survey ends Monday December 18th 2023.
It is with great sadness that we report that John Dorman has died.
John was our treasurer and one of the founding members of the Forum. He was an active member, always ready with a smile to greet attendees at our Forum meetings, and participating in the social activities such as the Lunch Club and day trips. He was very conscientious about his role as Treasurer and was meticulous in his record keeping. Despite several health challenges over eight years and ‘taking each day as it comes’, John loyally performed his duties as a member of the committee. He was a gentle man with a lovely sense of humour and will be greatly missed. We send our condolences to his children Nigel and Alison and other family members.
We are grateful to Tania Brightmore who is currently assuming the role of Treasurer.
The county council is asking residents to share their views about whether existing pharmacy services are in the right place, open at the right time and provide the services needed. To participate in the survey, please follow this link.
Survey closed March 28th 2022.
Following the closure of the final bank in Knaresborough, last year, residents have experienced difficulty obtaining cash. There is now hope that a Banking Hub could improve the situation. Banking Hubs aim to provide banking counter services suited to the needs of the community. To ensure their views are heard, residents were encouraged to complete an on-line survey before March 14th
For further details, please see our ‘Have your say’ page
How would you like to enjoy an entertaining afternoon of humorous anecdotes from Gervase Phinn and a cream tea at the Old Swan Hotel? And, at the same time, you could be helping to raise funds for the Friends of Harrogate Hospital. Funds which could finance projects such as making a playground, so that small patients at the hospital might actually want to go outside for some fresh air and exercise. For further details, please follow this link. Gervase Phinn
On the 5th / 6th / 8th March for International Women’s Day, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) we will be putting the spotlight on some of the female casualties buried at the site. This is a completely new tour about casualties we’ve not spoken about before.
Sister Florrie Prest from Bilton is just one of the female casualties at Stonefall cemetery, who will feature in the tour.
On the 12th / 13th / 14th March the CWGC will be highlighting the casualties from East Africa, Fiji, the Caribbean, Canada, Australia and New Zealand who are buried at Stonefall Cemetery.
More information including booking details can be found here: Commonwealth War Graves Near You: Book Tours | CWG
What was health care and adult social care in 2020 and 2021?
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) checks how good health and social care services are in places like hospitals, GP surgeries, care homes and home-care services. This booklet outlines what it found in these services in England over the last year.