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Letter: Campaign - Drive for Justice welcome

While Johnston Press’s campaign against killer drivers is most welcome (Advertiser, November 24), doesn’t part of the solution lie in earlier and effective intervention?

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Harrogate District Hospital exterior.  101020M1a.

Letter: NHS - Bumpy ride ahead

Under the Blair/Brown governments, health spending increased to the European average of 8.5 per cent of GDP. This has been decreased by the last two governments and the projected figure for 2021 is 6.6 per cent compared with a European average of 9.1 per cent (Germany 11 per cent).

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Harrogate bus station. GS1405082a.

Letter: Public Transport - I’ll stick to the car next time...

We are all encouraged to use other forms of transport to get around in our daily lives, instead of the car. So, the other day I decided to give it a go and went on the bus into town to do some shopping.

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The Stray.

Letter: The Stray - Changes are not a ‘done deal’

I share the Stray Defence Association’s concern about the possible threat to the Stray posed by Harrogate Council’s decision ‘to consult on the possibility of applying to Parliament to modernise the Stray Act to increase the variety, frequency and size of events permitted’.

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The Stray in Harrogate.  Picture Tony Johnson

Letter: The stray - Now’s the time to think big...

The Stray is surely one of the town’s major features and deserves to be conserved and used sensitively including curbing the excesses of commercial users who sometimes pay lip-service to conditions of use such as noise and parking.

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It is hoped a new bypass will ease congestion in Harrogate.

Letter: Relief road plan means devastation in the pipeline

Rather than tackle traffic congestion and air pollution, the county council clearly intends that our area will instead be carved up by ‘relief’ roads - if we don’t stop them.

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The Stray

Letter: The Stray - protect Harrogate’s traffic-free green lung

Harrogate’s greatest asset is under threat - our unique and very precious Stray.

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NADV1103293 Commercial Street, Harrogate

Letter: Retail - councils need a better attitude towards business

As one of Harrogate’s longest standing retailers, I find myself writing to complain about Harrogate and North Yorkshire county council’s attitude towards business.

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Speed Camera sign

Letter: Road Safety - More speed signs are needed

The letter in last week’s Advertiser which castigates North Yorkshire police for not displaying speed camera warning signs on the A658, is beyond belief.

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Harrogate Train Station. (1401205AM1)

Letter: Rail - Soldier on with sub-standard line

I can only anticipate another setback for the “fabled” electrification of the Leeds–Harrogate line with the announcement this week of postponement of part of the £2.8bn Great Western electrification project.

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Traffic Lights. Picture: Andrew Roe

Letter: Pedestrian crossing - More traffic lights than trees

Coun Don Mackenzie states that changes are being carried out to the Station Parade crossing complex “to reduce pedestrian confusion, not as a result of the junction being unsafe” (Advertiser, November 10).

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Station Parade  (1505141AM1)

Letter: Station Parade - Why not admit it was wrong?

First and foremost, it is most welcome that the county council has finally heeded public concern and put in place improvements to the Station Parade pedestrian crossing.

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Letter: Green waste - Excessive pricing at waste site

Letter: Green waste - Excessive pricing at waste site

I was interested to read the letter from a lady who had been charged for taking a box of broken tiles to the Pennypot Recycling centre.

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Letter: School Transport - How does the Grammar fit in?

Letter: School Transport - How does the Grammar fit in?

I was dismayed to read that, as ‘faith’ schools, St Aidan’s and St John Fisher’s pupils are denied access to subsidised T buses serving other schools in the area (Advertiser, November 3).

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The Stray, Harrogate

Letter: Stray Act - Very little ever changes here

I laughed out loud at the headline “Stray Act changes must not be rushed”.

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Speed Camera signs

Letter: Speed Cameras - The real purpose of the cameras

We were told by the Police and Crime Commissioner, when she instigated North Yorkshire Police purchasing mobile speed camera vans, that they were to be used to deter drivers from speeding, to prevent accidents.

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Members of The Katrina Hughes School of Dance in a previous production.

Letter: This was a bonanza of entertainment

It’s six decades since I regularly visited the Royal Hall to watch the likes of Shirley Crabtree.

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The Stray

Letter: Stray defence - What a harebrained idea

I would like to know who in Harrogate Borough Council came up with the idea of relaxing the Stray Defence rules.

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Harrogate College principal Debra Forsythe-Conroy

Letter: Harrogate College - We need to unlock our funds

The article last week reporting the decision of Harrogate Borough Council to refuse the planning application for our surplus land at Hookstone Road included a number of inaccuracies (stated and discussed during the planning committee meeting) which I would appreciate being able to correct.

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Fly-tipping

Letter: These charges will encourage fly tipping

I have to take issue with government and council policy regarding charging residents to dispose of certain items at the waste recycling centres.

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