Birstwith Show cancelled following lockdown extension

Organisers of the Birstwith Show have revealed that the 2021 event will not go ahead as planned. The show was due to be held on 31st July, however the extension to lockdown measures has caused uncertainty for organisers. In a statement released via social media, the BHS Chairman Sean McPartland said: "I am sure this is disappointing news for many [...]

By |June 17th, 2021|Categories: Harrogate, News|

North Yorkshire fire service launch water safety video for Drowning Prevention Week

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service have launched a video to warn young people of the dangers of drinking and entering open water. The video has been released to coincide with Drowning Prevention Week, which runs from 19th-26th June. It's been created alongside Middlesbrough College and Sira Studios and aims to raise awareness of water safety for people aged 15-24. [...]

By |June 17th, 2021|Categories: Harrogate, News|

Two people taken to hospital after police incident on Woodfield Road

Two people have been taken to hospital after a major police incident on Woodfield Road in Bilton this morning (Thursday). Armed police were called just after 7am and, after a four-hour road closure, arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of affray. The man was taken to hospital shortly after, alongside a woman who sustained an injury to her hand. Eye [...]

By |June 17th, 2021|Categories: Harrogate, News|

Local businesses join campaign to complete Harrogate Girlguiding centre

A number of Harrogate businesses have joined the fundraising campaign to complete the build of the Birk Crag residential centre. The Birk Crag Centre is Girlguiding North Yorkshire West County’s new activity, training and residential centre and has been in construction since Spring 2019. However the Girlguiding group are still in need of help to complete the final fittings. The fundraiser, [...]

By |June 17th, 2021|Categories: Harrogate, News|

Over 7,000 Harrogate schoolchildren set to take part in ‘Walk to School Day’

More than 7,000 schoolchildren from 20 schools in the Harrogate district will be walking to school tomorrow (Friday) for 'Walk to School Day.' The event, created by environmental group Zero Carbon Harrogate, is the first of its kind in the area and aims to combat climate change by encouraging 'better travel habits'. Primary and secondary schools across the district will [...]

By |June 17th, 2021|Categories: Harrogate, News|