Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Core Telecom, whose CEO Mahmood Mazhar attended, with his son, who cut the ribbon.
'Knaresborough's Place in the World' was an event where all organisations in Knaresborough were invited to share their successes and explore the future. Over ninety people attended to hear the keynote speaker, Professor Andrew Gouldson of Leeds University. He described the challenges to be faced over the next few years, looking realistically at the impact of reductions in government spending, but showed a way forward, using practical examples.Questions and discussion followed, and despite the grim warnings, the feeling after the meeting was positive, and there were many requests for similar events in the future. This event is the equivalent of the traditional civic service, with a Professor of Environmental Policy exhorting the flock. In conclusion, I promised to give a full report of the proceedings to the Town Council and other bodies and incorporate the findings in the Neighbourhood Development Plan, now in its final stages of preparation.
Sunday, 25 September 2016
Tuesday, 6 September 2016
VW Combi converted to electricity. We borrowed it for the whole of Saturday, offering free lifts from Waterside to Castle Yard. At the same time we distributed flyers with a simple survey question, "Would you use a cliff lift if one was installed?" Out of over 400 responses, all but half a dozen said, "Yes".