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Nidd Gorge and Bilton – our next Forum meeting

Nidd Gorge

We thought we would start the year off with a lighter theme. Ray Barker’s talk will be about Nidd Gorge and Bilton and will also include a night study of the local wild life. We hope you will enjoy the talk.

Please note: In view of the proposed changes to NHS repeat prescription services, a representative of the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be giving a short presentation on how these changes could affect older people in the district.

For further details, please visit our ‘Forum Events’ page.

Are you aware of the proposed changes in NHS repeat prescriptions?

Pharmacy signThe local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is proposing changes to the way in which repeat prescriptions for medicines are being handled. As you can imagine, many patients are expressing concern about this. In order to clarify the situation, the Forum has invited a respresentative from the CCG to attend our next Forum meeting to explain what is proposed. For further information, please visit our ‘Forum Events‘ page or follow us on Twitter.


July 5th 1948 – it’s 70 years since the NHS started

NHS 70To mark the occasion, you are invited to a presentation entitled ‘The NHS is 70 – a national treasure we all need to take care of’. The speakers, who have over 30 years combined experience in Senior NHS Leadership roles, will be:  Eve Hawkins – NHS Champion and Matt Walker – Parliamentary Spokesperson for Harrogate and Knaresborough Libdems, former A&E Manager at Harrogate Hospital.

The event will take place on Friday 12th January 2018, 7pm at Christ Church, HG1 4SW                 £5 a ticket and a glass of mulled wine and nibbles.

Don’t forget the Christmas Market starts on Thursday!

Harrogate Christmas marketIt’s almost time for the start of the Harrogate Christmas Market on Montpellier Hill November 16th – 19th. It will be open 10am – 8pm Thursday to Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday. Don’t forget to pick up your free guide to the Market (available in hotels and the Tourist information Centre and here)  which also includes information about parking, the complimentary shuttle bus and a calendar of Christmas events in Harrogate.

Such tasty food!

Cook imageThank you to Mike Jarvis and his team at Cook! (14 West Park) for offering us such an exciting taster session. From starters, through main courses to desserts, we experienced a delicious selection of food. It was really interesting to hear the ethos of the Cook! brand and learn about the source of the food and the quality of the ingredients. The company provides frozen meals to suit most palates with detailed information about the ingredients – suitable for either oven or microwave cooking, or both.

So, what was our favourite dessert? Let’s just say that it was ….. wonderful!

The world’s best restaurant ….. in Yorkshire!

Black Swan in Oldstead NYCongratulations 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.