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Harrogate Borough Council – Covid-19 community response update 11th August 2020

Community Recovery Plan consultation As you are aware we have asked yourselves and partners what they think are the key issues that have arisen from the pandemic to date. We have now looked at this feedback and revised the community recovery plan accordingly. We are now asking residents what are their main concerns and at […]

Racecourse Approach Update

Some of you will be following the events of the proposed 800 house build adjacent to the Young Offenders Prison. The Wetherby action group ‘Better Wetherby’ have been leading the opposition to this development which will have a major effect on Wetherby. Clearly, there will be an increased demand on doctors, dentists, schools, vehicle traffic […]

Chatterbox News Update August 2020

Chatterbox News update!! As we continue to abide by the current restrictions surrounding the Coronavirus crisis we are delighted to share with you our planned village activities for August. Your Chatterbox team has been greatly encouraged by appreciation shown and messages of support received, from residents during recent events. Thank you! we couldn’t do it […]

Online Arthritis Action Group

The following information has come from the Area Co-Ordinator for Arthritis Action which offers hands-on, practical help for people with arthritis to improve their quality of life whilst living with the condition.  Their services have been adapted to support people dealing with their arthritis in these difficult circumstances, including setting up a new online support […]

BT Payphones

The Parish Council has received a Planning Application for the removal of the existing Payphone in each Village. This is a further attempt by BT to remove uneconomic Payphones, the last attempt being received in 2019. The Parish Council will again OBJECT to this Application on the following grounds:   The mobile network coverage in […]

Crime Report June 2020

The following statement has been received from North Yorkshire Police: “Over the three months from April to June our traditional demand (crime, road collisions, missing persons , mental health etc etc etc) has gone down approximately one third.  For Harrogate that’s a reduction from about 4500 calls to 3000 calls a month. This has been […]

Miniature Garden Competition

Chatterbox organised the Bickerton Miniature Gardens Competition as their July event. There were 25 entries and each beautiful garden showed creativity, imagination and skill. Villagers voted for their favourite entry. Amy Freer’s beautiful fairy garden was the child’s winner (entry A) There were joint winners for the adult garden: Julie McCready (entry 17) and Jeff […]

Community Support Information June 19th 2020

Harrogate Round Table has worked with Harrogate Borough Council, North Yorkshire County Council and trusted local charities to provide this helpful guide to local support available now in and around Harrogate.

Chatterbox – Bickerton Newsletter May/June 2020

As the government takes its first tentative steps to relax the Covid lockdown we have good reason to look back and feel proud of the ‘Dunkirk spirit’ experienced once again here in Bickerton. In our April newsletter we had much which needed to be cancelled. However, previously planned activities were soon replaced with alternatives and […]