Many people have been taking part in, or attending, commemorative events for the centenary of World War 1. For those of you who have not yet had the opportunity to visit this sculpture in Ripon Cathedral, it is open until November 14th. For further details go to: riponcathedral.info/events/
An important consultation has just been opened on proposed changes to the way in which adult social care is charged.
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.
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.
There will be a consultation workshop for people we feel have the most to gain from and contribute to the Cliff Lift i.e. people with disabilities, seniors with age related access concerns and parents with young children. We want to hear your first hand experiences of getting around Knaresborough and give you an opportunity to find out more about the Cliff Lift project.
Age UK (Cliff House, Knaresborough) are hosting our first consultation workshop on THURSDAY 25TH OCTOBER FROM 2 – 4PM. Refreshments will be provided and you will be asked to complete a simple questionnaire as well as take part in small discussions groups.
If you would like to attend please contact Kathy Allday on 01423 864381 (the workshop organiser) or Age UK on 01423 864956. We look forward to seeing you on the day. Please see our ‘Have Your Say’ page for further details.
On November 10th at 1pm, the Harrogate Branch of The Royal British Legion will be commemorating the centenary of the conclusion of WW1 in original stories, traditional songs and poems in a fundraising event at Harrogate library. Tickets (£5) are available from Harrogate Library and Imagined Things Bookshop in the Westminster Arcade. Only 100 tickets available!
Join us for our fundraising fashion show on September 27th at 2pm at St John’s Church. Further details available on our ‘Forum Events’ webpage or on this flyer.
Celebrate Older people’s Day with us on October 2nd @ 2pm. Tickets £8 including afternoon tea and entertainment. St Paul’s Church (opposite Harrogate library).