Category: News

Government fund awards over £400,000 to 20 local charities

In May the government set up the Coronavirus Community Support Fund – a £200m cashpot with two aims: 1.     To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis, through the work of civil society organisations. 2.     To reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises, ensuring services for vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19 have the[…]

16 November, 2020

Local MP welcomes jobs figure with caution

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, has welcomed the latest jobs figures for the Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency.  The figures show a fall in those out of work and claiming unemployment-related benefits overall and, importantly, a decrease in the number of young people between 19 and 24 on the jobless roll. However, Mr Jones again[…]

13 November, 2020

MP’s action just the ticket

Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones has succeeded in bringing about a change in policy for car parking at St James’s Retail Park in Knaresborough. Customers were angry at having been given fines for parking in what they thought were spaces on St James Retail Park in Knaresborough.  The spaces were actually unmarked trolley bays without any[…]

9 November, 2020

Let’s put our best face on! Harrogate and Knaresborough MP backs bus operator’s face coverings drive

Put your best face on – that’s the plea from Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones as the town’s leading bus company reminds customers that wearing a face covering on board is now compulsory. Mr Jones is supporting The Harrogate Bus Company’s campaign to make it easier for everyone who can wear a face covering[…]

16 October, 2020

Local MP, Andrew Jones, welcomes latest economic assistance for individuals and businesses

Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate & Knaresborough, has welcomed the assistance provided to individuals and businesses throughout the coronavirus pandemic to date. In Harrogate, Knaresborough, Boroughbridge and the surrounding villages, the Government has provided the following support: Funding 136,000 meals through the Eat Out to Help Out scheme to the cost of £931,000. Paid the[…]

24 September, 2020

View from Westminster

There is a lot of talk right now about how our councils are going to be organised in the future.  And our Conservative-led district council and county council are working up separate proposals.  Liberal Democrats (who run York City Council) have different views from how Harrogate’s seven opposition Liberal Democrat councillors see the future.  So,[…]

21 September, 2020

MP congratulates Town on perfect start to football league life

MP for Harrogate & Knaresborough, Andrew Jones, has congratulated the Harrogate Town AFC team on their perfect start to life in the football league following the resounding 4-0 victory away at Southend United. Goals from Jack Muldoon, Lloyd Kerry and Aaron Martin sealed the win for Harrogate Town AFC in their first game in the[…]

14 September, 2020

‘Eat-out-to-help-out’ scheme steps up to the plate

More than 136,000 meals were claimed in Harrogate, Knaresborough and Boroughbridge under the Government’s Eat-out-to-help-out scheme, according to the latest statistics. In total, more than 100 million meals were claimed across the UK under the scheme, which ran throughout the month of August.  In total, 84,700 establishments signed up to the scheme, including 153 in Andrew Jones[…]

7 September, 2020

Harrogate NHS gets funding boost for winter A&E

Local MP Andrew Jones has welcomed news today that Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is set to receive an additional £527,000 to support Accident & Emergency (A&E) capacity ahead of the winter months. The extra cash means that the Trust will be able to increase its A&E capacity, put enhanced infection prevention and control[…]

11 August, 2020

MP reveals extent of Covid-19 support to local businesses

New statistics showing the huge Government support to individuals and businesses in Harrogate and Knaresborough have been released by local MP Andrew Jones. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the government has provided a huge and unprecedented package of support to protect both lives and livelihoods through this incredibly challenging period. In total, more than £160 billion[…]

10 August, 2020

Local MP welcomes government boost for local business park

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones has welcomed a grant for the Harrogate West Business Park off Burley Bank Road from the government’s Getting Building Fund. The £900 million fund was established to deliver jobs, skills and infrastructure across the country. The fund is targeted to supporting the delivery of so-called shovel-ready infrastructure projects –[…]

4 August, 2020

“We’re with you”: MP’s message to Harrogate Town.

Harrogate MP Andrew Jones has joined well-wishers from across the community cheering on Harrogate Town for its playoff final on Sunday against Notts County. The match could see our local team promoted into English Football League 2 (EFL2), the first rung of the Football League, for the first time in its history. Mr Jones said:[…]

30 July, 2020