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.
The 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.
To 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.
Please join the Forum for our meeting on November 23rd when we will be discussing what is happening in the NHS at the current time. For further details, visit our Forum Events page.
Ask! Italian was the venue for our latest lunch club gathering. We enjoyed great pasta dishes and pizzas, followed by some delicious desserts including cheesecake and tiramisu. The restaurant offers a variety of menus for all budgets. Thank you to the staff who looked after us very well.
It’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.
Harrogate Voluntary Community Sector (VCS) representatives are needed to help plan services for the future. If you would like to help, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHSTrust is inviting you to attend a meeting on November 27th
For further details, click here.
Once again the residents of Harrogate were treated to a great firework display on the Stray, thanks to Harrogate Round Table. A great treat for all the family.
Thank 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!
Congratulations 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.