Trekking centre pleads guilty to safety offence after girl is bitten by horse

Owners of a trekking centre in Knaresborough have pleaded guilty to a health and safety offence after a young girl was bitten by a horse. The 11-year-old suffered a serious bite to the arm when walking past a stable door at Little Pastures Trekking Centre and required reconstructive surgery. After viewing CCTV footage of the bite, a judge found that, [...]

By |September 17th, 2021|Categories: Knaresborough, News|

Motorist knocks down Knaresborough cyclist and steals phone to prevent photos

A Knaresborough cyclist has told how she was knocked from her bike by a motorist before the offender stole her phone to prevent her from taking photos. Allison Darling shared her story on Twitter one week after the incident occurred on Saturday 4th September. Speaking about a photo she’d posted earlier that day, Allison said: "Just a few hours after [...]

By |September 17th, 2021|Categories: Knaresborough, News|

Unemployment in Harrogate and Knaresborough below national average

Unemployment in Harrogate and Knaresborough has fallen month-on-month to 3 per cent of the population aged 16-64. The figures for August 2021, published by the Office for National Statistics, also indicated the number of local people claiming unemployment-related benefits is below the national average at 5.2 per cent. This includes Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit. Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew [...]

By |September 15th, 2021|Categories: Knaresborough, News|

Knaresborough vaccination centre to offer flu jab alongside covid booster

Knaresborough's vaccination centre will move to a larger site to be able to offer the flu vaccine alongside the covid-19 booster. The centre will move to Chain Lane Community Hub from 27th September where it will offer covid booster jabs and flu jabs. The Homecare Pharmacy Vaccine Centre, currently on York Road, is hoping the move will take the pressure off [...]

By |September 14th, 2021|Categories: Knaresborough, News|

Harrogate MP requests additional support to tackle driving agency backlogs

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones has requested additional support to tackle backlogs at the DVLA and DVSA caused by the pandemic. At yesterday's Transport questions Harrogate’s MP Andrew Jones called for support for the DVLA and DVSA, including skills provision and signposting jobseekers to roles within the agencies. Following the questions, Andrew Jones MP, said: "I have received numerous [...]

By |September 10th, 2021|Categories: Knaresborough, News|

Luxurious Knaresborough new-build to be town’s most energy efficient home

A luxurious new-build home in Knaresborough is aiming to be the most energy efficient in the area. The four-bedroom home has been constructed using 'Insulated Concrete Formwork' (ICF) - a technique inspired by Channel 4's 'New Life in the Country'. ICF is based on hollow block or sheet components, usually made of expanded polystyrene, resulting in energy costs of less [...]

By |September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Knaresborough, News|