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Letter: Rail link - How to get people off the roads

A feasibility study to determine whether to lobby the Government to provide for a rail link between Harrogate and Ripon, may depend on how many people will use the railway daily.

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Commuters wait to board the train to Leeds at Harrogate Train Station. GS2102081b.

Letter: Ripon-Harrogate line - Link would cause major disruption

I refer to the recent publicity you have given to the idea of the reinstatement of the Harrogate to Ripon railway line.

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Residents are being asked to help clean up litter

Letter: Clear up our countryside

Roadside litter - you can’t miss it.

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Julian Smith MP

Letter: Brexit - Staying loyal to the principles

In last week’s edition you published a letter from Graham Whyte asking “Where does our MP stand?”.

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The proposed new housing estate would have an impact on the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Park, both on the edge of the proposed development, says Derek Allenby

Letter: Wrong place for proposed new housing estate

In response to last week’s Gazette front page on the revised plans submitted by Gladman Developments for permission to build up to 390 houses on green field land to the South West of West Lane, Ripon.

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Tewit Youth Band

Thank you for letting us enjoy our music

Over the Christmas period you may have seen or heard Tewit Youth Band out and about playing carols to enhance the festive season.

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Marcel Kittell wins the first stage of the 2014 Tour de France in Harrogate from Peter Sagan after Mark Cavendish crashed at the bottom of Parliament Street.  5 July 2014. Picture Bruce Rollinson

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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Traffic on Skipton Road, Harrogate.(2312033j)

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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Sunday car parking charges

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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