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Letter: Harrogate Magistrates Court - Rebadging may need a little more thought...

I was surprised to read the new sign above the court building that proclaims “Harrogate Justice Centre”.

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Letter: Air quality - How do we get people out of cars?

With regard to last week’s headline ‘Fears for residents over poor air quality’, I’m interested to read that York Place, Knaresborough, has now been declared an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) by Harrogate Borough Council.

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Letter: Housing - What can young people afford?

Letter: Housing - What can young people afford?

Driving round Harrogate these days, we appear to be in the midst of a housing boom.

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The Royal Hall.

Letter: Tourism - Better promotion of Royal Hall

Thank you for publishing my letter about filming in Harrogate. I sent it with some reservations because, while the idea has potential to bring great wealth to the town, whose best interests I always have in my heart, I would entirely understand if the good people of Harrogate were horrifed at the prospect of being inundated by yet more Americans.

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Pateley Bridge 1940's Weekend. Nigel Richards, Alex Richards and Morgan Carnell (1607311AM9)

Letter: 1940s day - Can’t wait for the next one in 2017

As one of the many re-enactors who attended the two day Pateley Bridge 1940s event I just wanted to praise the organisers, Keith Tordoff and Tim Ledbetter, for putting on their second 40s event.

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Letter: Olympics - Maintain the original concept

Letter: Olympics - Maintain the original concept

With the Rio Olympics imminent, I sit and reminisce on this changing world in sport. I cannot believe it is 48 years since I hitch-hiked to the Mexico 1968 games along with my brother. It was fiesta all the way. With amateurs from Great Britain and many other countries, working, and many depending on sponsorships to achieve their life’s ambitions. As a result of this 17,000 miles round trip, we were also given a sponsorship – and we rode to the Munich 1972 games – on a tandem (as recorded over some weeks in the Harrogate Advertiser) until we crashed in Saarrucken, Germany. At the same time these games were marred by the massacre of Israeli athletes by the Palestinian terrorist group – Black September. A sad situation of extremist bringing politics into the worlds greatest sporting event, bringing countries together in harmony.

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Parking ticket machine. (1306044AM1)

Letter: Parking charges - No more than a Tory stealth tax

Last week’s Advertiser carried a report titled “Town centre charges welcomed by council” and referred to the proposals to inflict Sunday parking charges on residents. It should be noted that these proposals have been consistently opposed by Liberal Democrat members of both Harrogate (HBC) and North Yorkshire (NYCC) councils.

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Letter: Grass cutting - Service not good enough

Letter: Grass cutting - Service not good enough

Is it just me or, has Harrogate Council given up with a real grass cutting service?

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Lt Bells paving stone memorial at the town centre war memorial.

Letter: Such a sad sight at Grove Road cemetery

I was very pleased to see the soldiers of the Yorkshire Regiment parading through the town in remembrance of one of their own, Lt Donald Simpson Bell VC.

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The Aldi store. (1607121AM2)

Letter: Aldi - Parking space is inadequate

Whilst the new Aldi store locality suits me, the parking arrangements do not. Totally inadequate for the volume of traffic.

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Letter: Gluten free - Health cost will outweigh savings

Letter: Gluten free - Health cost will outweigh savings

Your readers need to know that the Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group are currently proposing to withdraw gluten-free foods on prescription from about 300 people in the area with Coeliac disease. ‘That’s alright, they can buy their food from the supermarket’, you may think. Well, some of them can and will, and others will not be able to afford to.

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Letter: The tragedy in Nice is a tragedy for us all

Letter: The tragedy in Nice is a tragedy for us all

The recent events in Nice and indeed around the world, have made even the most avid travellers question where should I go? And will I be safe?

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Letter: Weeton station - Traffic makes our lives a misery

Letter: Weeton station - Traffic makes our lives a misery

When parking charges were introduced at Pannal for commuters leaving cars and travelling on the trains, as Weeton was the next station on it was thought that maybe there would be more cars come and park here, the situation though is now getting completely out of hand.

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Letter: Parking charges - Potential to damage trade

The report in your paper last week on the county council’s response to the Harrogate Chamber of Trade’s proposals on Sunday parking charges in the town beggars belief.

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The Stray.

Letter: Signs are exactly what we need on the Stray

I refer to your article last week about the sign taken down giving cyclists instructions on Pinewoods track. Whilst its true this pathway is not for cyclists, this is exactly the sort of sign which should be installed on the Stray where it is permitted.

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Letter: Councillors should be encouraging cycling

Letter: Councillors should be encouraging cycling

It seems incredible that the council have taken the shared use signs off the main route to Harlow Carr. Naturally, lots of people cycle through the Pinewoods to Crag Lane, as there is no other sensible route.

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Pinewoods advisory signs

Letter: Footpaths - We need signs on all the paths

I read with interest the articles in the Advertiser (July 14) relating to signage on the paths in the Pinewoods and their removal by Harrogate Council. It seems Harrogate Council are very keen to ensure rules are followed, at least when the rules suit them!

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Letter: Plenty for the film industry to love here!

I watched Helen McCrory being interviewed by Andrew Marr, bemoaning the fact that there are no venues in this country in which to make films, because the present sites are booked up for years to come, in spite of the fact that the American producers are desperate to work over here.

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Letter; Rubbish - Countryside treated badly

Letter; Rubbish - Countryside treated badly

I live in a lovely part of the Harrogate area.

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The EU Flag

Letter: Europe - Dialogue rather than monologue

Andrew Jones MP may be right in attributing Harrogate’s majority for Remain to its educated electorate.

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