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Letter: Tourism - Ensure events are for greater good

North Yorkshire County Council and Harrogate Borough Council’s focus is often on tourism, events and money for the local economy. Many of us still question the net financial benefit calculations of such events.

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Letter: Parking charges - Remember this next May

It was with incredulity that I learned from the front page of last week’s Advertiser that our Conservative County Council, not content with totally ignoring a survey which showed 93 per cent of respondents to be against Sunday parking charges, now proposed to increase on street charges by upwards of 25 per cent.

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Letter: Northern Bypass - Don’t just have ‘town thinking’

Whilst I agree a Northern Bypass is long overdue, I am a little disappointed that Don Mackenzie appears to already have a preference for the two inner options.

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Thomas Voeckler, Direct Energie, crosses the finish line in Scarborough's North Bay to win the stage and take the overall honours from Team Sky's Nico Roche. Tour de Yorkshire Stage 3.  Middlesborough to Scarborough.  1 May 2016.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Letter: Tour de Yorkshire - HBC funding is a waste of money

Last week I learnt that Harrogate Borough Council will spend £350,000 to host a stage in the Tour de Yorkshire 2017.

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Pannal supporters of Community Speed Watch pose for a photograph in Harrogate, though the the real team and location is not shown.

Letter: Speedwatch - Leave this to the professionals

I could not disagree more with the decision of the well meaning but completely naïve residents of Pannal to form their own community speedwatch.

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Letter: Free bus passes - Should we have a Freedom Pass?

Letter: Free bus passes - Should we have a Freedom Pass?

Mr Dunsby’s letter entitled “Free travel scheme is flawed” (Harrogate Advertiser, August 11) raises several issues.

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Great Britain divers Chris Mears, right, and Jack Laugher. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Letter: Diving - Watch this space in Ripon.....

First, congratulations to Jack Laugher on his magnificent achievement on his excellent performances in Rio. Inspirational.

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Letter: Rural bus services are just not good enough

Letter: Rural bus services are just not good enough

I find the bus services in North Yorkshire have deteriorated.

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Letter: Sunday parking charges - Arrogant and undemocratic

It is a temptation for any council with a large one party majority to ignore public opinion and to implement policies that have absolutely no public support.

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Great Britain divers Chris Mears, right, and Jack Laugher
17th June 2016.
Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Letter: Coppice Pool - Our top class diving club

Back in the late 1980s Harrogate Borough Council was faced with the challenge of what to do about the much loved but ageing Coppice Valley Swimming Pool in the town.

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Letter: Sunday parking charges - It’s all about the revenue

It is with great concern I learned about the introduction of Sunday parking charges in Harrogate.

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Letter: Great Exhibition - What are the benefits to us?

Letter: Great Exhibition - What are the benefits to us?

It’s not only on the national stage that voters are clearly angry at the widening disconnect between politicians and public and what would appear to be an increasing disregard for democracy. We see it all the time on Harrogate Borough Council.

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Letter: New Prime Minister - This is no time for novices

Letter: New Prime Minister - This is no time for novices

Some years ago Theresa May described the Tories as the nasty party. How right she was.

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Letter: Vandalism - We need the help of the community

Letter: Vandalism - We need the help of the community

Recently, a letter appeared on these pages thanking the council for its speedy response to a report of vandalism at a children’s play area in Knaresborough.

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Letter: Referendum - Brexit and Armageddon

Your letters page last week (Advertiser June 30) was full of the most ridiculous doom-laden prophecies we’d been hearing for weeks from the Remain camp.

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Letter: Voting - Appalling so many didn’t vote

We are starting to digest the political fall out from the EU referendum. To put it mildly the behaviour of elected politicians from the main parties has been appalling.

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Letter: Sunday Parking - Fundamental flaws in report

NYCC have published their report on additional parking charges for Harrogate. The home-made report is child-like in its content, logic and appeal and is fundamentally flawed. Within the 84,000 Harrogate population there is one man alone who thinks these parking charges are needed - Don Mackenzie.

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Letter: Sunday Parking - Just who are they representing?

Letter: Sunday Parking - Just who are they representing?

So Don Mackenzie has opted for money-grabbing rather than the views of his constituents.

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Letter: Time to change the voting system?

If anything good has come out of the events of the last two weeks one thing is very obvious that for the first time in many people’s lives their vote has actually counted .

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Letter: Referendum - What it was really about

I am very pleased that our own district voted to stay in.

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