Category: News

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

MP gives cautious welcome to Stray FM pledges

The future of much-loved local radio station Stray FM was cast into doubt earlier this year when owners Bauer Media revealed that the station was to become part of their Greatest Hits Radio network.  Business and community figures, including local MP Andrew Jones, voiced concerns about the future of local news reporting, community support, advertising[…]

8 July, 2020

“Share your memories to save Stray FM”: MP urges

Harrogate and Knaresborough’s MP has appealed to local people to join the campaign to save Stray FM by sharing their stories about how the popular local station has helped them, local charities and local businesses.  Andrew Jones has already written to the Group Manager Director of Bauer Media Group seeking reassurances over the future content[…]

12 June, 2020

Local MP calls for urgent assurances on Stray FM future

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones has written to Dee Ford CBE, the Group Managing Director of Bauer Media Group seeking reassurances on the future of local radio station, Stray FM. The group has announced that the station will be renamed GREATEST HITS RADIO North Yorkshire.  The rationale given is that Bauer Media Group, who[…]

1 June, 2020

MP’s concern over unemployment figures

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, has expressed his ‘immense concern’ over the latest unemployment figures for his Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency. The figures for April, released by the Department for Employment earlier today, showed a large increase in the number of unemployed locally with 2,570 claimants – up over 1,500 on the March figure. […]

19 May, 2020

“Plan now for lockdown to ease”: MP urges local community

Harrogate, Knaresborough and Boroughbridge MP, Andrew Jones, has urged local businesses and community groups to plan for how they might come out of lockdown.  The call comes as the next lockdown review is due in just ten days time. While no details are yet available about how restrictions on movement and gatherings are going to[…]

27 April, 2020

Local MP’s welcome for Captain Tom

Harrogate MP Andrew Jones has welcomed news that Captain Tom Moore, fundraising hero for NHS charities, will be opening the NHS Nightingale Hospital at Harrogate Convention Centre tomorrow. Captain Tom has raised over £26m for NHS charities by doing 100 circuits of his garden to celebrate his one-hundredth birthday on 30 April.  The initiative captured[…]

20 April, 2020