Inside scoop: Harrogate council on the hunt for ice cream vendors

A tasty career change beckoning?
A tasty career change beckoning?
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Fancy a tasty change in career working in some of the district's visitor hotspots?

Harrogate Borough Council has put the call out for ice cream vendors to apply for a licence to sell ahead of the upcoming summer period.

Contracts are available for three sites: Knaresborough's Conyngham Hall car park, Pateley Bridge recreation ground and Ripon's market place south.

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The licences run for the summer season lasting from March 25 to October 31 for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021.

A council spokesperson added the three opportunities are to be applied for individually and each will be assessed on typical criteria.

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The Ripon site will not be available for just over a week in September as the UCI race will be on and the rights to sell ice cream will be held by a separate company responsible for catering at the event, which is expected to see thousands flock to the region.

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The deadline for submissions is noon on March 1.

For further information please call the council on 01423 556044 or email development@harrogate.gov.uk.

Lachlan Leeming, Local Democracy Reporting Service