Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce News

Counter Terrorism Tasking Group to cover Harrogate Town Centre.

12 Jul 2018 by John Fox

I am sure that many of you will have attended the North East Counter Terrorist Units ‘Griffin’ presentation.  I recently had a meeting with a member of the North East Counter Terrorism Unit together with James White, the Manager of the Victoria Shopping Centre, to discuss the creation of a Counter Terrorism Tasking Group to cover Harrogate Town Centre. 

We all watch television news and see acts of terrorism around the world and sometimes closer to home.  We probably say that it can’t happen in Harrogate.  What we are supporting is the formation of a Group which will provide training for you and your staff to be better aware of what to look for, what to do if you see something suspicious and to create a network which receives up to date information, which we hope will make Harrogate a safer place.

I would therefore like to invite you and your colleagues to a briefing to hear from Police Specialists on MONDAY 16 JULY 2018 in the Hotel du Vin at 6.00pm.  I would greatly appreciate you circulating this information around your colleagues and other businesses in Harrogate.  All are welcome.  We will also take the opportunity to update businesses on the progress of the Harrogate BID.