The RS1 Ripon city service operates to restricted hours during the week and doesn’t run at all on weekends. Money from commercial developers could be the key to providing a better service.
Tim Flanagan is an experienced journalist and communications professional, who has lived in the Harrogate district for all his working life. He was employed by the Ackrill Newspapers Group from 1977 until 1988 and in that time became chief reporter for the Harrogate Advertiser. Tim will have specific responsibility for covering Ripon where he now lives.
The scheme will revive 12 miles of the River Skell and ease the threat of flooding that has affected the UNESCO World Heritage site near Ripon.
The community interest company Ripon Together is behind the Healthy Journeying initiative, which encourages people to get their daily exercise on foot or bike while enjoying the city’s scenery.
It means people in Ripon will pay £71.89 in council tax to the city council plus yet-to-be-finalised sums to Harrogate Borough Council, North Yorkshire County Council and the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.
Historic Harefield Hall suffered many setbacks during 2020 but director Elaine Little remains focused on hopes of a brighter post-pandemic future for the country guest house.
In the first lockdown, the Spar on the High Street became the centre for community support, delivering food and other essentials to people who were shielding or could not get out. Extra volunteers are being recruited again now.
Hairdressing salons, gyms, barbers and a bookmakers, along with all other businesses classed as ‘non-essential’ shut their doors last night and headed for weeks of uncertainty – but Oliver’s Pantry will continue a takeaway service.
Urgent repair and renewal works will impact on traffic in Ripon city centre for six weeks with diversions largely affecting drivers leaving the city centre and heading for Harrogate.
John Richmond was made a freeman of the city of Ripon in 2004 and has been a Methodist lay preacher for more than 40 years. His service as a councillor and Rotarian has been recognised with the award of a British Empire Medal.
It has been a gloomy past nine months for Ripon, with lockdown causing losses for business and the cancellation of public events, but Mayor Eamon Parkin has a message of hope.
Ripon City Council says it is prepared to make a ‘song and dance’ about the claim for singing on the Market Square on Christmas Eve last year.