Knaresborough Town Council has 15 members (councillors) with 5 councillors representing each of the three wards in the town: Knaresborough King James, Knaresborough East Ward and Knaresborough Scriven Park Ward.
Elections for the council are held every four years when all of the seats are open to be contested. Their website is available below.
North Yorkshire County Council
The County Council forms a vital part of community life, providing services including education, community care and protection.
Click the link below to access the full website.
Andrew Jones MP
Harrogate, Knaresborough and Boroughbridge
To make an appointment contact his office via 01423 529614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click the link below to access Andrew’s website.
Harrogate & Ripon CVS
The CVS web site hosts a searchable database of voluntary organisations.
Click the link below to access the CVS website.
Telephone: 0845 300 5112
Fax: 01423 866581
Library opening hours:
Monday – 9.30am – 5pm
Tuesday – 9.30am – 5pm
Wednesday – 9.30am – 5pm
Thursday – 9.30am – 1.30pm
Friday – 9.30am -7pm
Saturday – 9.30am – 1.30pm
Sunday – closed
There are other public libraries locally at Starbeck, Bilton, Boroughbridge, Ripon and Pateley Bridge.
Travelling Around Knaresborough
Knaresborough Bus Station is close to the centre of town at the top of High Street. Bus timetables are available via the buttons below.
Routes 1, 1A, 1B & 1C buses run to/from Harrogate in one direction and to/from Aspin, St James Retail Park, Boroughbridge, Aldborough and Kirby Hill in the other.
Route 56 runs to / from Harrogate, Knaresborough & Ripon.
Route 57 runs to / from Harrogate, Knaresborough & Boroughbridge.
Route 780 runs to / from Harrogate, Knaresborough, St James Retail Park & Wetherby.
Route X1 runs to / from Harrogate, Knaresborough & St James Retail Park.
Knaresborough Train Station is on Station Road close to the centre of town. Trains from here travel to / from Leeds & Harrogate in one direction and York in the other.
Local taxi contacts are given below:
Charities & Charity Shops in and around Knaresborough
FOKS was formed in 2016 to improve the station for the benefit of residents and visitors. Can you help us with gardening, admin or DIY?
Knaresborough Women's Institute. Click HERE to go to our main page.
Since 1962 Knaresborough Rotary Club has been part of the world wide association with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries who are trying to ‘put something back’ and address some of the world’s problems. With involvement in projects locally and internationally we are non-political, non-religious, open to men and women of all cultures, races, and creeds drawn from a cross-section of the community. We meet weekly at Nidd Hall for a meal and friendship with interesting speakers on a wide range of topics. Our motto ‘Service Above Self’.
We’re a local Branch of one of the UK’s largest friendly societies, the Oddfellows, which has over 200 years of experience of creating opportunities for people to meet up and make friends, as well as supporting its members in times of need.
We’re a not-for-profit, mutual society, run by our members for our members.
We host regular inexpensive social events as well as one-off special activities. Everyone is welcome to attend – you don’t have to be a member!!!!
We meet most months, on the 2nd Wednesday at Gracious Street Methodist Church, from 2pm to 4pm. Where we enjoy either listening to entertaining speakers or have an afternoon playing dominoes etc., whilst having light refreshments, all for the bargain price of £3.
If you enjoy eating out, once a month we go out for lunch or dinner to locally based restaurants in either Knaresborough, Harrogate or Wetherby.
Everyone will receive a warm at our get togethers. If you’re interested in finding out more about our events or becoming a member and benefits it brings, call us on 0113 242 4003 or email email@example.com. Plus visit www.oddfellows.co.uk for further details.
Membership costs just £30 a year (or £28 by Direct Debit).
Local Clubs & Societies
The society meets at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month at King James's School (except January). Cost for non-members - £2.
|Nov 1st||Trials & Tribulations of an Elizabethan Lady||Lynne Ditchburn|
|Dec 6th||The Austerity Years||David W Davies|
|Jan 10th||The History of the Public House In Yorkshire||Paul Jennings|
|Feb 7th||Anne Lister of Shibden Hall||Pat Osborne|
|March 7th||A Trip Down Memory Lane||Keith Barber|
|April 4th||The History of Nidd Hall||Brian Forshaw|
|May 2nd||The History of Parlington Hall & the Gasgoigne Family||Brian Hull|
Contact Helen as below for further details.