Category Archives: Consultations

Let’s Talk Money

British-currency-in-senior-males-handsBearing 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.

Banking hub survey ends March 14th!

Bank HubFollowing 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

Extra funding for buses!

bus stopNorth Yorkshire County Council is to receive extra Government funding to support bus services.The authority now wants to hear the public’s thoughts on how to invest the cash. For further information, please follow this link.

Completed proposal forms should be emailed to  by March 8th 2020. 

Passenger Transport Team, North Yorkshire County Council 01609 780780

Do you care about Harrogate District’s parks and green spaces?

MontpellierThe crocuses on the Stray are admired by hundreds of visitors each Spring. Would you like Harrogate District to be proud of its green parks and spaces?  Did you know that nearly 20 flowerbeds near the town centre have been returned to grass in recent years? Do you enjoy the daffodils along the roadside to Ripon and Pannal?

Harrogate Borough Council is currently seeking your views on its parks management service. Please see our ‘Have Your Say’ page to participate in the survey which closes on February 23rd 2020.

What do you think of the Fire and Rescue Plan for North Yorkshire?

Consultation on the Draft Priorities for the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Plan 2019/21 – Message from Julia Mulligan

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I would like as many people as possible to tell me their views on the draft priorities for the fire service. As Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, it is my responsibility to produce a Fire and Rescue Plan setting out the strategic vision, priorities and objectives for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service over the next two years. I will use this to hold your Fire and Rescue Service to account. Before I finalise the plan I want to hear from yourself, your community, businesses and others who work alongside the service. I want to make sure the priorities being proposed reflect what you expect from your fire and rescue service.

For details on how to take part in the survey, please go to our ‘Have Your Say’ page.

Do you want to save our main post office?

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. Make sure you participate in the consultation.