On Air: STRAY FM

1 in 5 Harrogate council staff live outside the district

Harrogate Borough Council Civic Centre

Published by Local Democracy Reporter Lachlan Leeming at 1:16pm 18th March 2019.

The number of Harrogate Borough Council staff living outside of the district has steadily risen over the last four years, with one in five staff now based outside of the borough.

  • Figures show the number of Harrogate council staff living outside the district has risen by seven per cent since 2015
  • The biggest changes to staff living locations were in community services, which includes housing, parks and environment, and safer communities

Statistics obtained via Freedom of Information request show that, as of April 2018, 20 per cent of the council’s workforce were living outside the authority’s boundaries – up from 13 per cent in 2015.

The total number of employees at the council was 1,131 in both years, but staffing levels rose in between – up to 1,151 in 2015 and 1,152 in 2016.

The sectors which experienced the biggest changes in staff’s living locations were community – which includes housing, parks and environment, and safer communities – which rose from 74 in 2015 to 115 in 2018.

Likewise, the amount of economy and culture staff – including culture, tourism and sport, and planning and economic development – rose from 44 in 2015 to 70 in 2018.

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Stray FM

Newer article

LOOK: Round-up of flood pictures

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Many areas were affected by flooding over the weekend.

Top articles

Distinctive jewellery stolen in burglary near Cross Hills

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Thieves broke into the property in the village of Lothersdale on Tuesday evening.

EasyJet to stop offering nuts on flights to help keep allergy sufferers safe

National: EasyJet is to stop offering nuts on flights and ban passengers from eating them on-board if a fellow traveller is allergic to them.

Flooding and mudslides kill at least 60 people in South Africa

World: Flooding and mudslides have killed at least 60 people on South Africa's eastern coast, officials have said.

Mo Farah feud over 'theft' at Haile Gebrselassie hotel escalates

Sport: Mo Farah is embroiled in an extraordinary war of words with fellow distance star Haile Gebrselassie over an alleged theft during a stay in his Ethiopian hotel.

Ivor Novello nominee Ghetts: 'What I'm doing now is inspirational'

Showbiz: Ghetts has seen a lot of success since bringing "darkness" to grime 16 years ago.

Financial planning board game encourages families to talk about money

Business: The concept is simple, but will it work for parents and children?

Can you ask for a beer in all these languages?

Education: Holiday language classes in Harrogate launch next week!

Can you ask for a beer in all these languages?

Education: Holiday language classes in Harrogate launch next week!

WATCH: 43 Minutes of Queen in the 70s

70s: The band's team have put together highlights of the their early career including some iconic performances.

Local school success in green poem competition

Education: To celebrate Stray FM's Green Month.

Local CAREGiver to run marathon for Asthma UK

Health: She wants to inspire other 'non-runners.'

Mowing your lawn: a pain in the grass

Family: One Harrogate landscaper has the answer.

Top Party Dresses for the Festive Season

Christmas: Local Blogger, the Harrogate Girl, picks the best frocks, gowns and outfits for the big Christmas parties of 2017.

"It's a fantastic place": Harrogate cancer centre celebrates major milestone

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre at Harrogate District Hospital is marking its five year anniversary.

Hillarys team up with Stray FM for opening broadcast

Stray FM Station News: Harrogate's local radio station will be live from the brand new Hillarys store.

Delve into deliciousness at Mother Shiptons Inn

Test pages: We sent Stray FM's James Stanley to try out the new menu at Mother Shipton's Inn Knaresborough.

Reports of an accident involving bus and car on A59

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The road between Knaresborough and Starbeck is partially blocked

North Yorkshire districts among best places to live in UK

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Three parts of North Yorkshire have been named in the top ten places to live in the UK.

Poll

Easter... do you do chocolate eggs?

Trending in Yorkshire

Distinctive jewellery stolen in burglary near Cross Hills

Thieves broke into the property in the village of Lothersdale on Tuesday evening.

Fountains Abbey celebrates record-breaking Easter

It's among a number of leading Yorkshire attractions to have had a successful bank holiday weekend.

"This could be the end of Welcome To Yorkshire"

Lord Paul Scriven's been reacting to the recent resignation of Welcome to Yorkshire Chairman Ron McMillan

Weather warning for Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale

Thunderstorms may bring some temporary disruption to travel and power supplies.

Transport bosses announce delays to rail projects

It affects services in Harrogate, Skipton and Ilkley.

More news...