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Letter: The Stray - Cars, not bikes, are the threat

I refer to The Stray Defence Association’s letter in last week’s Advertiser. The belief that we can protect the Stray by not having cycle lanes is based on a false vision of the Stray as acres of land uninterrupted by traffic.

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A new cycling route plan is worrying the Stray Defence Association.

Letter: Positive discussion is best for Stray’s future

I am writing regarding the letter and article in last week’s Advertiser regarding the ‘threat’ to the Stray from the proposal for a separated cycle lane from Cardale Park to the Prince of Wales roundabout. The Stray Defence Association have taken this approach on several occasions before (Empress Roundabout and Stray Cycle Paths) but their ‘doomsday’ scenarios have never materialised due to all those involved being very aware of the fact that the Stray is not only cherished by the SDA but by all residents.

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Letter: Fundraising - Cash will support two charities

Letter: Fundraising - Cash will support two charities

I just wanted to thank everyone for their support of the Christmas carol singing by the members of the charity Mind in both Harrogate and Ripon over the festive period.

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Harrogate Train Station.

Letter: Weather

A snowbound Thursday morning and I was heading to Manchester by train, when a kind helping hand from a railway employee called James made all the difference to my day.

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The Prince of Wales roundabout could be connected to Cardale Park by a cycle route separate from motor vehicles.

Letter: Highways - Where will off road cycle track be placed?

Recently it has been announced, by our local councillors and MP, that £4.8m of funding has been acquired for transport improvements on the West side of Harrogate. It is stated that this is to include an “off road cycle track” from Cardale Park to Prince of Wales roundabout along Otley Road. As a cyclist I welcome cycle tracks. However as a resident of Otley Road I am intrigued as to how this is to be implemented.

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Happygate. Members of the singing group Altogether Now with their leader Chris Kemp and DJ Trev.  (1707233AM9)

Letter: Free rental of Valley Gardens to continue

I read the article in the newspaper last week where a member of the public berated the council for banning local charity and community events in the Valley Gardens during the summer months. I am pleased to say that this is not the case. The situation remains as it has been for many years and there has not been any proposal to change it or any discussion about doing so.

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Menwith Hill  near Harrogate

Letter: Buildings to be demolished at Menwith Hill

NSA/NRO Menwith Hill is certainly shrinking (Alexander Beard, Demolition at ‘RAF’ Menwith Hill, January 11). It is good news that 13 buildings, with more to follow, are to be demolished. The base does not need so many people to operate the sophisticated technology. What they do is of deep concern.

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Knaresborough Castle

Letter: Put historic site at heart of new forest

Further to the article (January 11) on the new Northern Forest promotion and planting of 50 million much needed trees across the north of England. Historically might the Royal Forest of Knaresborough (RFK) be promoted as the jewel in the crown of the White Rose Community Forest and as a central attraction of the Northern Forest from Liverpool to Hull?

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Letter: Ice rink

Letter: Ice rink

An ice rink - what a splendid idea. My husband and I thought that that would have been far more beneficial than the Everyman cinema. If not an ice rink, then a bowling alley. Something active for all ages; families, teenagers and even older people!

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Commuters wait to board the train to Leeds at Harrogate Train Station.

Letter: Rail fares

With our famous heritage of railway history it is sad to say “We have come off the rails”.

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Letter: Economy

Letter: Economy

The continued financial strain on North Yorkshire County Council is a matter of regret. It must be recognised that responsibility for this state of affairs lies almost exclusively with central Government as they are the providers of most of the council’s cash. All county councils are under great financial pressure as the Government makes vain attempts to balance the country’s books.

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Letter: Roadworks - A wake-up call for the council

Letter: Roadworks - A wake-up call for the council

After the short-notice arrival of signs on the Burnbridge Road pre-Christmas, announcing the three-month closure of the stretch between the Leeds Road and the Black Swan pub, I now find that the Otley Road between the Pine Marten pub and Beckwithshaw is set to close ( listed from Monday, January 8).

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Potholes

Letter: Highways - Pavements must be safe to walk on

Like many long suffering townspeople I have had the odd rant about the appalling state of Harrogate’s roads.

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No 36 bus

Letter: Transport - There are other ways to travel

Reading your article on the train fare hike, a person would think that the train is the only way to commute into Leeds.

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Letter: Ice rink would benefit the local economy

Letter: Ice rink would benefit the local economy

I was pleased to read of the plans to establish the district’s first trampoline centre. I wonder if another recreational facility for the enjoyment of residents and visitors might be considered ie an ice rink? Over the Christmas period we were in Northallerton and took our grandchildren to the nearest rink, in Billingham.

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Nidd Gorge

Letter: Environment - Damage to Gorge will be permanent

Sorry, but your headline article on ‘easing our congestion’ is misleading.

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Letter: Highways - Use money for park and ride

Letter: Highways - Use money for park and ride

According to Mr Bainbridge, only seven per cent of traffic in Harrogate and Knaresborough is through traffic. This suggests that 93 per cent stops in these towns.

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Ancient woodland in the Nidd Gorge. 100705GS2f.

Letter: Environment - Option would destroy Gorge

As a family that live on the edge of the Gorge we fully understand and appreciate the beauty and thriving eco system provided by one of the most least known areas of natural wonder in the North of England.

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Potholes

Letter: Highways - Roads require urgent repairs

I was interested to read your article about the pointless resurfacing of a back road off Studley Road in Harrogate (Harrogate Advertiser, November 16).

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Letter: Nidd Gorge - Smart to look at alternatives

Letter: Nidd Gorge - Smart to look at alternatives

I am a daily user of the Nidd Gorge area for recreation and am extremely concerned about the proposal to put one of two possible relief roads through the Gorge and surrounding green space, so concerned in fact that I joined Nidd Gorge Community Action, and Zero Carbon Harrogate.

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