Demolition of the former Ripon library building has led to a chapter of issues for a prominent site in the city and councillors continue to call for it to be tidied up .
The look of one of the principal gateways to Ripon is being spoilt because of an abandoned redevelopment site, according to a local councillor. In its untidy over-grown state, with fencing that has blown down, the area on Skellgarths has been described as, a 'mess'...
Many businesses are finding ways of tackling the issue of food poverty and for a Ripon-based pie producer a link up with the charity FoodCycle is its way of lending a helping hand
For eight months the main route between Kirkby Malzeard and Masham has been closed because of a collapsed church wall, but repair of the structure is now in sight.
Years after the tarmac roads around Ripon Market Square were replaced with block paving, councillors are now calling for a return to the original surface
Graham Wilkey who is partially sighted says he is afraid to go out alone because the pavements are so uneven. Concerns raised about the Bondgate and Bondgate Bridge areas of Ripon have prompted city councillors to call for urgent repairs.
In a year of lockdown and losses for retailers, Ripon councillors hope the lights will provide a festive boost to trade. The city council is spending £65,000 extra on the lights this year.
When Mat and Jane Pritchard bought a small flat in Ripon’s fashionable Bedern Court in 2000, nobody could foresee the heartache that lay ahead for them and others in the development.
The Stray Ferret submitted a Freedom of Information request to the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments asking it to reveal its correspondence with Mr Smith relating to his advisory role with Ryse Energy, which will see him paid £60,000 for 20 hours work. It has refused to release the correspondence.
The 1,300-home Ripon barracks scheme would be the biggest single development ever seen in Ripon. Councillors have rejected a transport report in support of the scheme.
See the stunning displays of poppies in Ripon and Harrogate in our picture gallery. Many of the thousands of knitted poppies were made by those involved in the Ripon Community Poppy Project.
Without the means to collect money the sleigh would burn a hole in the finances with running costs around £1,000 a year.
In this month’s StrayArt column, Johnny talks about the importance of bronze and the useful ways sculptures can be placed in your garden.