The current free TV licence for those over 75yr is due to end shortly.The BBC is seeking your views on what happens next. Will it be abolished? Have your say https://bbcconsultation.traverse.org.uk or tel: 0800 232 1382 for a paper version.
Here is some timely advice from Citizens’ Advice about your rights if something you order doesn’t arrive. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/somethings-gone-wrong-with-a-purchase/if-something-you-ordered-hasnt-been-delivered/
Join us on November 29th when Dr Lincoln Sargeant, Director of Public health NY, and Karin Sedgewick, North Yorkshire’s Older People’s Champion will explain how their roles affect the wellbeing of older people in North Yorkshire. Go to https://hgdover50sforum.org.uk/forum-events/ for further details. Look forward to seeing you.
Help save Harrogate’s main Post Office
As 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. Make sure you participate in the consultation.
The unique ‘Amazing Sea Creatures: Life Beneath the Ocean’ exhibition ends Sunday. This superb exhibition, which can be enhanced by a phone app, should not be missed. https://bit.ly/2z0iYxS Enter via Springfield Avenue. The signage at the conference centre is very poor. There are great virtual reality pods, too! Easy access for wheelchair users.
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.
The Consumer Association Which? has launched a new website ‘Later Life Care’ https://www.which.co.uk/later-life-care providing lots of useful information and advice about care choices, allowances etc.9:24 AM – 20 Oct 2018
Be 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
We 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.