Harrogate, Knaresborough and District Green Party Events

Here you will find details of both events upcoming, but also details of some of our previous endeavours, with links for further information. If you would like to contact us about any details on this page, please find information to do so here.

Upcoming Events:

Harrogate & District Green Party Monthly Meeting

Wednesday 19th August 7.30pm: Venue: Six Poor Folk, Knaresborough AND via Zoom.  Please let us know if you intend to attend in person so we can consider appropriate spacing.  If you need a Zoom link sending please email Rebecca; chair@harrogate.greenparty.org.uk.   All welcome.  If you would like to add an item to the agenda for a future meeting, please get in touch; chair@harrogate.greenparty.org


Save Rotary Woods Walk!


Friday 21st August 2020 at 6pm.  Meet on West Park on the corner by Otley Road/ Beech Grove.  We will walk up Otley Road to the Pinewoods and Rotary Woods - handing out leaflets to let people know about the latest landscaping plans which destroy 2 acres of Rotary Woods and do not compensate for this valuable habitat.  Objections to these plans can be made online:

•Online: www.harrogate.gov.uk
•Click on the following;

     - Planning applications

     - Find a planning application

     - Public Access (red box)

•If you have used Public Access before, you can login.  If not, you will need to register your details.
•Planning – Simple Search page: 

     Type in the application number:       

     16/05254/OUTMAJ, click search.

•Click ‘comments’ and ‘make a comment’ add your text into the comments box and click submit. Don’t forget to choose ‘object’.

The deadline for comments is not published so please object as soon as you can.  You can also hand in a written objection to the Council Offices.

Contact Rebecca for any further information: 07584 119252


Campaigns Meeting


These monthly meetings are currently being held online and links are sent out to all Green Party members.

Please join us to plan campaigns for 2021 County Elections.  



Previous Events:

Litter Picks:

Harlow Greens on 25th July cleared 10 bin bags of litter in and around the Harlow Hill Play area.  Refreshments included mango kefir and flapjack.  What community signs could be successful in reducing litter?


Ainsty Greens spent a morning clearing the verges of litter around Bickerton and Green Hammerton, as part of an annual spring tidy and raising awareness of the problems with single use plastics. Saturday 7th March - thank you to everyone that came along and thank you to The Bay Horse Inn, Green Hammerton for the delicious chips!


Save Rotary Woods

3 separate days campagining to raise awareness of the threat to Rotary Woods and encourage people to object to the planning proposal to extend Harrogate Spring Water plant into the Pinewoods.  Thanks to everyone for your support.  Meeting with Harrogate Spring Water - thank you for members questions to put to them.


Harrogate & District Green Party Questions to Lib Dem Candidate Judith Rogerson

Thursday 21st November 2019 at 7.30pm: Friends Meeting House, 12a Queen Parade Harrogate, HG1 5PP.   All members, supporters and friends welcome.


Wednesday 21 August

Inspirational Yorkshire Green Party MEP, and former Mayor of Sheffield, Magid Magid, came to Harrogate as part of his Yorkshire Remain Tour. Green Party members got a chance to meet him and have a Q & A session followed by a rally with Yorkshire for Europe at the Cenotaph from 3pm with the Remain Voice Choir. 


August 10th Yorkshire Remain Day:  

Magid Magid (our Green MEP)  was joined by the Labour MEP Richard Corbett, the Labour MP for York Rachael Maskell, and Femi Oluwole from Our Future Our Choice (OFOC), in York. The event is free and is open to all remainers, though we are hosting as the Green Party. Please go to: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/peoplesvotesouthwestyorkshire/286154 for more information.

In the afternoon there are two seminars entitled Championing British Values: Fighting the rise of the hard-right. 

 1-3pm seminar for the over 30s - tickets here

 3-5pm seminar for the under 30s - tickets here



Monthly Meeting, 4th October 2017

Held at Six Poor Folk in Knaresborough - 7.30. All welcome. AgendaAttached resolution about party structure


AGM, 6th September 2017

Held at Six Poor Folk in Knaresborough - 7.30. All welcome.


Please come and support protectors against fracking at Kirby Misperton - 19th September.

You may be aware that Third Energy are about to begin fracking at Kirby Misperton.

The official date for the start of their operations, is Tuesday 19th September, although some work seems to be being started already around the site, and fencing has been erected at the site entrance.

In addition to the Kirby Misperton Protection Camp, which was established at the beginning of this year, there is now a camp at the entrance to the site (postcode is YO17 6XS), and there have already been some interventions by police there, who are facilitating vehicles into and out of the site, although there have not been any arrests to date.

Anyone who is able to go to the site entrance to support those protectors already there, will be most welcome - even if they can only go for a short time.

The more people who can have a presence there, the better, and the protectors are keen that as many people as possible, join them. People can make whatever type of peaceful protest they feel comfortable with - holding a banner, standing at the gates, joining the protectors to slow down the movement of vehicles at the site, etc..

We've seen in Lancashire, that large numbers of protectors can have a positive effect at slowing progress, and it's hoped that this can also be the case at Kirby Misperton. (It's likely that fracking will begin here, before it begins in Lancashire, as the well is already drilled, having been used previously, for the conventional extraction of gas).

There are active Facebook and Twitter groups for the site; Kirby Misperton Protection Camp on Facebook, and @KMProtectors, on Twitter.


Monthly Meeting, 23rd August 2017

Held at Six Poor Folk in Knaresborough - 7.30. All welcome. 


Celebrating a year of a Green Mayor for Knaresborough - 16th May.

An invitation to an entertaining evening for all Green Party members and supporters!

An event is being organised at Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre at 7pm on Tuesday 16th May in support of the Mayor's Charities.

A whole host of local shops, organisations and individuals have put together this outstanding show.  Ways and means of dressing well - within a budget, but at less cost to society and the planet. The cost is a Tenner - but there's a drink and some goodies to boot.

The Mayors Charities are: Orb Community Arts, Knaresborough Community Centre, Nidd Gorge Conservation Group



AGM & General Election Hustings – 10th November, 7.30pm. 

Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 10th November, 7.30pm at:

The Quaker Meeting House, 12A Queen Parade, Harrogate. At the same time there will be a hustings for the candidates to become the Green Party candidate for parliament. Please note this meeting is for party members only'


Other events:


Film showing: Groundswell Rising, Wednesday 9th November

Groundswell Rising documents a social movement that sprang from the debate over fracking. The Producer is keen to engage both faith and non-faith groups in the moral and spiritual debate over fracking and will answer questions from the audience after the film. See: http://groundswellrising.com/

Venue: St John Church, Bilton Lane, Harrogate, HG1 3DT. 7pm, Wednesday 9th November. Free Entry.


Film showing: Call of the Forest - The Forgotten Wisdom of TreesWednesday 30th November

The is a special preview film showing and will be followed by a short talk from Professor Piers Forster and Tim Bliss from the University of Leeds, about their work to protect forests via ‘The United Bank of Carbon’. A trailer can be viewed at: http://calloftheforest.ca/

Venue: St Mark’s Church, Leeds Road, Harrogate, HG2 8AY. 7.30pm, Wednesday 30th November Suggested donation of £5.


Harrogate Futures Forum:

Harrogate & District Green Party a regular 'Forum', discussing a wide range of political topics for discussion with not only Harrogate & Knaresborough parliamentary candidate Shan Oakes and Chair of the local party Bill Rigby, but with a number of outside speakers too. Below is a record of previous discussions ; please contact our chair here if you would like further information about any of these events or if you have a particular topic you would like us to discuss with the forum.

Thursday 19th May. 'Harrogate Futures Forum:Keeping the Skies Alive, conserving the Swift 'by Edward Mayer of Swift Conservation

Thursday 21st April: Harrogate Futures Forum: "Cars and batteries" a talk about electric cars

Saturday 27th Feb 2016: Fund raising gig featuring Da Vida & The Free Spirits and John Davey

11 February 2016: Harrogate Futures Forum: Designing & Building Sustainable Homes

3 October 2015 - The Green Party Party

A social event to aid party funds - including music and poetry!


17 September 2015 - Facts Before Fracks

April 2015 – The Future for Harrogate District

March 2015 – Bill Rigby on Climate Change:


February 2015 – A Green Vision for Harrogate & District:


January 2015 – “Sell Off”:

Screening and discussion surrounding the privatisation of the NHS


December 2014 – Gary Craig on Immigration:


November 2014 - David Malone on TTIP:


9 April 2015 - Harrogate Advertiser All Party General Election Hustings

Harrogate & Knaresborough Green Party Parliamentary Candidate, Shan Oakes, engaged in a head to head debate with the candidates for the other parties who contested the 2015 General Election.

1 April 2015 - Nationalise the Railways Demonstration, Harrogate Railway Station. 

16 February 2015 - Natalie Bennett Visit


28 March 2015 - March for the NHS Demo, Leeds


5 January 2015 - Railways Protest


21 September 2015 - People's Climate March


21 August 2014 - March for the NHS


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