Former Ripon mayor John Richmond fears about 15 cockerels have been shot and fed to dogs or ferrets after they went missing from a flock that he and other animal lovers feed on the moors near Kirkby Malzeard.
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.
Harrogate Borough Council has said the new pool and leisure centre will open this month but no date has been confirmed. The centre is currently eight months overdue and £4 million over budget.
Objectors with concerns about ongoing clearance work at Hell Wath Nature Reserve in Ripon are arranging a public meeting and have launched an online petition.
With no settlement of their claim in sight, owners of properties in danger of collapse in Ripon are making a complaint to the insurance ombudsman.
The string section will be in the limelight when the St Cecilia Orchestra holds its first concert of the season in Ripon later this month.
With work due to start in four days, Ripon City Council has yet to hear from Harrogate Borough Council whether its plea for larger parking bays will be acted on.
There have been calls for a more joined-up bus service in Ripon for years. Now North Yorkshire County Council is tendering for a new timetable that caters for all parts of the city.
Ripon’s growth through new housing developments has enabled the city council to freeze the parish precept charged to council tax payers for the second consecutive year.
As local government prepares for its biggest shake-up in 50 years, councillors in Ripon are calling for the return of key assets, such as the town hall and Hugh Ripley Hall, that were handed to Harrogate Borough Council in 1974.
Events celebrating the queen’s 70 years on the throne will include a street party, concerts and civic service. They will take place over the Bank Holiday weekend of June 2 to 5.
The awards are usually held every two years but covid forced their cancellation in 2020. Winners in 2018 included the Himalayan Garden in Grewelthorpe, The Spa at Swinton Park and High Trees.