Ripon club transformed with exciting makeover and upgrade of facilities

A thriving social hub for Ripon residents has been transformed with an exciting makeover and redecoration of its premises.
The Chief Executive of HARCVS Karen Weaver, Chair of Two Ridings Community Foundation James Naylor, Chief Executive of Harrogate Borough Council Wallace Sampson, Lord Lieutenant for North Yorkshire Barry Dodd CBE , Chief Executive of Two Ridings Jan Garrill, and Leader of Harrogate Borough Council Richard Cooper. (1801306AM13)

Your chance to shape the future of The Local Fund for the Harrogate district

The Local Fund, which was set up to improve the lives of disadvantaged people in the Harrogate district, is looking for ‘friends’ to help the initiative gain support.

The leaders of the main political parties have set out their manifesto pledges and vision for the Harrogate district.

Local elections 2018 - Party leaders share their manifesto pledges and vision for the Harrogate district

Campaigning is in full swing for the district’s local elections on May 3, which party leaders predict will see a significant generational change on the council.
Louise Monkman (library supervisor), Jo Williams (volunteer), Shaun Doyle (library assistant), Kath Chapman (volunteer), Jane Cotter (volunteer), Sandra Gordon (volunteer), Carol Hughes (volunteer), and Claire Thompson (outreach librarian). Picture: Adrian Murray.

One year on: How Ripon residents stepped up to keep our city's library open

It’s been a year since dozens of Ripon residents stepped up to volunteer and save our precious library from closure, and what a sterling job they have done!

Fire crews from across the district were called to battle the blaze on Saturday.

Calls to protect Ripon's empty historic buildings after suspected arson attack

A suspected arson attack at Ripon's former Cathedral Choir School site has prompted concerns about the vulnerability of empty historic buildings in the city.

The cordoned off area at Ripon leisure centre.

Two-day closure of Ripon leisure centre to start work on sinkhole site

Ripon leisure centre will be closed for two days next week, as contractors fill in a sinkhole that opened up next to the centre's entrance in February.

Supporters of Dementia Forward celebrating the charitys birthday at one of their groups held at Christ Church.

Happy birthday Dementia Forward! - Amazing Harrogate district charity celebrates six years of life-changing support

What a difference a few years can make - this month Dementia Forward is celebrating their sixth birthday, and as a relatively new charity compared to some other more long-standing ones in our district, the impact of their services has already been enormous.

Evie Donnan (12), Richard Willis, Gail Donnan and children's book author Andy Chapman (1803124AM1).

Excitement building for big event at Ripon canal

With just four weeks to go, excitement is building for Ripon canal’s spring weekend, which has been organised as part of a major drive to regenerate the area
The Ripon's Got Talent judging panel: Lily Worth, Kenneth Ferguson, Amelia Urukalo and Andrew Roberts. Picture: Adrian Murray. (1804031AM1).

Your chance to audition for Ripon's Got Talent + meet the judges!

An exciting new Ripon’s Got Talent competition has been launched to showcase our city’s brilliance to the nation.

The new swimming pool would replace Ripon's ageing Spa Baths.

Ripon councillor no longer stands by suggestion that residents could make financial contribution towards city's new swimming pool

Ripon Coun Andrew Williams said he no longer stands by his suggestion that residents could make a financial contribution towards the city’s new swimming pool.
The bomb found in Ripon by Benjamin Garrett yesterday. Picture: the Garrett family.

Brave 14-year-old from Ripon saves the day by alerting police to an undetonated bomb

A brave 14-year-old boy from Ripon saved the day when he discovered an undetonated bomb along his dog walking route yesterday.
The proposals will be discussed at tonight's Harrogate Borough Council Cabinet meeting.

Proposals for Ripon market rents to be reduced

Ripon market traders could see cuts to their rents as part of a continuing drive to regenerate the market.

The sinkhole opened up next to Ripon Leisure Centre's entrance in February.

The latest: What's happening at the site of Ripon's newest sinkhole

A specialist contractor is being appointed by Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) to fill a sinkhole that opened up at Ripon Leisure Centre in February.

Ripon City Council has announced the resignation of its City Development Manager.

Ripon City Council announces resignation of its City Development Manager

Ripon City Council has announced the resignation of its City Development Manager, Alan Weston.

City councillors are calling for more car parking in Ripon.

'We’ve got 658 car parking spaces for 17,000 people - this is inadequate' - City councillors call for solutions to Ripon's parking problems

“Inadequate” car parking in Ripon could stunt the city’s growth if more spaces are not provided, the Mayor of Ripon has warned.

The new swimming pool next to the leisure centre will replace the ageing Spa Baths.

Poll: Would you be willing to make a financial contribution towards Ripon's new swimming pool?

As campaigners call for Ripon's new swimming pool plans to include a six-lane facility with a secondary learner pool, city Coun Andrew Williams has suggested that residents could make a financial contribution towards the project.

Kenneth Ferguson

Ripon resident launches project to preserve precious memories of the city

A project to preserve precious memories of Ripon has been launched by a resident who lives and breathes his passion for the city.

Harrogate Borough Council workers on the scene this morning in Pannal.

Pannal flooding update: Harrogate Borough Council on the scene this morning to assess blockage

Harrogate Borough Council workers are on the scene this morning to assess the blockage that caused the flooding in Pannal on Monday.

SO! Bar Ripon. Picture: Google.

SO! Bar Ripon to reopen after £100,000 refurb

SO! Bar and Eats Ripon will reopen tomorrow after an investment of more than £100,000 in upgrading bar facilities.

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