From busking on city streets, to entertaining hundreds of people in Market Square, Ripon is witnessing a fast-rising local talent
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.
Ripon Races, which stages its final meeting of the season today, is planning ahead for 2022.
Christmas is coming and Ripon City Council, which last year spent £65,000 on extending the city’s festive lights, has ambitions to go even further in 2021.
Since it was founded in 1931, Ripon Motor Boat Club has expanded on the canal at Littlethorpe Lane to become one of the largest inland waterway boat clubs in the UK.
A group of musical clergy have produced a YouTube video for people who attend the traditional pre-Nidderdale Show service. The show, which would have taken place tomorrow, was cancelled due to covid.
Ripon’s royal patronage dates back 1,135 years to Alfred the Great and now the city is commissioning a new horn, that will extend the regal connection.
After more than 18 months away, St Cecilia Orchestra will perform at Ripon Cathedral next month. Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending is included in the programme.
There are healthy signs on Ripon’s high street, with investment bringing two new openings today..
The hoardings have come down from the site earmarked for housing on Allhallowgate and it is now springing back to life with a green makeover.
Ripon has six months to raise enough money to save the 116-year-old Grade II listed building from being sold from housing after it was listed as an Asset of Community Value.
Richard Compton, chairman of Ripon Business Improvement District, says there is an opportunity to put the city on the national and international map.