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Letter: Grass cutting - Disgraceful state of footpaths

Perhaps now that the grass cutting season is about to close -is the time right to ask Harrogate Borough Council to remove themselves from the list of companies that are able to provide a good service?.

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Montpellier Hill. (1407151AM2)

Letter: Heritage - Let’s celebrate our uniqueness

Last week we were in the company of some people from Berkshire who had never ventured north to Harrogate before.

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Letter: Housing - A worrying decision

Letter: Housing - A worrying decision

For some while residents in St Thomas’s Way, Green Hammerton have tried to reason with Harrogate BC regarding the access to a new development to the rear of the estate.

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Traffic on Skipton Road, Harrogate.(2312033j)

Letter: Traffic - Reports show severe congestion

North Yorkshire’s Area Committee wants to know if congestion is a problem in Harrogate (Advertiser: Dates revealed for public consultation on relief road).

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A Northern Rail train

Letter: Franchise - A fateful political decision ...

Howard West (Letters, August 31) said that the (Northern Rail) franchise had failed miserably in its role as a public service provider.

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Streatfood Festival. Busy  on their cocktail bar  are Mason Atkinson, Tigerlily Gray and David Truby. (1708263AM2)

Letter: Festival - The purpose is all in the name

A letter writer in last week’s edition expressed horror at the discovery that a street food festival involved take-away food vans.

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Streatfood Festival. (1708263AM8)

Letter: Let’s use Valley Gardens for more events

I went to the Valley Gardens on my lunch break during the food festival.

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Station Parade jam.(1505141AM1)

Letter: Relief road - A conflict of objectives?

I was surprised to read in Coun Mackenzie’s column last week that the principal objectives of the proposed relief road are to “address current and anticipated levels of congestion on our existing roads, to improve east-west connectivity through Harrogate District, and to deal with air quality problems at key junctions.”

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Crimple Valley

Letter: Village future - This isn’t dealing with the crisis

Re: Proposed new houses in Pannal and Burn Bridge. The future of Pannal as a suburb of Harrogate is really too sad to contemplate.

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Letter: Northern Rail - Service just not good enough

Letter: Northern Rail - Service just not good enough

Northern derailed. Yet again, the franchise has failed miserably in its role as a public ‘service’ provider.

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Crimple Valley

Letter: Green Spaces - Once destroyed, gone forever

I refer to Geoff Webber’s letter in the Advertiser (August 17) asking residents to “see the big picture.”

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The entrance to Hampsthwaite from Birstwith.

Letter: Housing - Villages at saturation point

I feel I must address the article in the Advertiser; ‘Council hits back over housing’ (August 17) by Coun Rebecca Burnett.

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Streatfood Festival. Busy  on their cocktail bar  are Mason Atkinson, Tigerlily Gray and David Truby. (1708263AM2)

Letter: Food festival - Surely we can do better than this?

Can anyone tell me the thinking behind the hideous gathering over this weekend in Valley Gardens which apparently masquerades as a family food festival?

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Streatfood Festival. Fiona Cartright, Harriet Atkinson and Claire Atkinson. (1708263AM3)

Letter: StrEAT Festival - Bigger and better than ever

Before the barrage of protestations regarding the degradation of the precious Victorian Valley Gardens I think it is pertinent to call out and congratulate the organisers of the annual StrEAT festival.

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James Street, Harrogate.

Letter: Independents - Chains are hugely popular too

Well done to Paul Rawlinson for using his high profile and influence to try and trigger some discussion concerning the threats and challenges facing independently-owned businesses in Harrogate (Advertiser, August 10).

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Letter: Housing - Foolish and ill-planned

Letter: Housing - Foolish and ill-planned

We are faced with a tsunami of housing proposals, many of which will affect the south and west of Harrogate. Taken together, they will create chaos and do a massive disservice to the town.

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Traffic congestion in Harrogate.

Letter: Traffic - Don’t strangle key A59 route

Harrogate is dependent for its survival on trade, and that trade, be it for tourism, commerce or conference is dependent on people being able to get to the town.

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Letter: Local Plan - Council leaving a dreadful legacy

Letter: Local Plan - Council leaving a dreadful legacy

I am writing to protest at the proposed housing developments in the Nidderdale area ie those relating to Pateley Bridge, Hampsthwaite and Killinghall. I have lived in this area for more than 34 years.

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Victoria Park House, Harrogate

Letter: Victoria Park House - Destruction of Victorian past

Could I draw the readers’ attention to a recent article in the Harrogate Advertiser - “Tradition v demolition in fight over new office development” (Harrogate Advertiser, August 10). A recent planning application to demolish Victoria Park House - 18, Victoria Avenue and build on the site a new office complex must set a severe precedent in the destruction of Harrogate’s Victorian Heritage.

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Restaurants along John Street, Harrogate.

Letter: An appeal to the ‘indies’

I read Graham Chalmers’ Dear Reader article (Advertiser, August 10) with interest and fully endorse the drive for supporting our independent restaurants in Harrogate.

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