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Letter: Western Route - Consult on the route choice now

I write as a resident living on Brackenthwaite Lane whose property will be close to the western red route option, should it be chosen - a one in four chance.

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Traffic congestion in Harrogate.

Letter: Roads - Choking on our own success

I reply to the letter by Shan Oakes (Letters, November 24) titled “Devastation in the pipeline” of November 24. What a load of old tosh!

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Nidd Gorge. (1611015AM4)

Letter: Relief Road - Relief from what exactly?

Surely there should always be space beyond the world of noise, traffic, business and shopping that we are immersed in for much of our lives; a place to enjoy a moment of calm to reflect on things away from the commercial cacophony that’s growing around us at an alarming pace?

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Station Parade jam.(1505141AM1)

Letter: Infrastructure - Let’s get on and build a new road

I drive a taxi on a part time basis so feel qualified to comment on the road structure around Harrogate.

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Traffic into Harrogate on Leeds Road.  (140205M4c)

Letter: Greenway - Think of the child of the future

You may be aware, if you venture out down Bilton way, along the old railway line from Bilton Lane towards the River Nidd, that you come across three iron sculptures, standing beside the track.

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Letter: Campaign - Drive for Justice welcome

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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