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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.

Farewell to John Dorman

It is with great sadness that we report that John Dorman has died.

John Dorman thumbnail_IMG_0209John was our treasurer and one of the founding members of the Forum. He was an active member, always ready with a smile to greet attendees at our Forum meetings, and participating in the social activities such as the Lunch Club and day trips. He was very conscientious about his role as Treasurer and was meticulous in his record keeping. Despite several health challenges over eight years and ‘taking each day as it comes’, John loyally performed his duties as a member of the committee. He was a gentle man with a lovely sense of humour and will be greatly missed. We send our condolences to his children Nigel and Alison and other family members.

We are grateful to Tania Brightmore who is currently assuming the role of Treasurer.


Travel – what happens after Brexit?

EHICThe UK will officially leave the European Union (EU) at 11pm on January 31st 2020. So what what will change? In the immediate term, not much. The UK now enters the transition phase and, up until December 31st 2020, they will be no changes with regard to passports, European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and  driving licences. What may well change is the cost of roaming charges for mobile phones.  For further details, please follow this link.