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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

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