WEB VOTE: Does too much pomp surround Ripon City Council?

Ripon Town Hall, the seat of Ripon City Council.
Ripon Town Hall, the seat of Ripon City Council.

Ripon MP Julian Smith has criticised Ripon City Council for its traditional ceremonies and pageantry, saying it makes it harder for people to connect to the council and may put them off.

But what do you think? Should the city council take a more modern approach or its traditions something you think are worth keeping?

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