Last week I met representatives from our district’s leading visitor attractions at our regular forum. As ever, I’m completely inspired by their passion and hard work. There are exciting plans afoot for 2019!
It was an interesting challenge to be asked by reporter Finola Fitzpatrick for my New Year wishes for 2019 for the Harrogate District. This coincided with me completing 10 years at Harrogate and Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service this month and so was a good opportunity to reflect (albeit with a short deadline!).
North Yorkshire is the safest county in England and Wales, and with some success the police are countering the real challenge of rural crime. So the congregation of Sunday’s annual Ripon Cathedral Plough Sunday service learned.
The festive period is a time of year when many people like to switch-off from the rigours of everyday life, turn the heating up or pop another log onto the fire, and sit back in their favourite chair with something comforting to eat or drink – or both.