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Ripon Civic Society

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Welcome to Ripon Civic Society

We are dedicated to protecting and enhancing the historic buildings and environment of the cathedral city of Ripon on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and of the surrounding area.

Our aims include:

  • promoting heritage protection and conservation projects in the city and area
  • promoting the highest levels of architecture, planning and design
  • stimulating public awareness of the best qualities of Ripon and the surrounding area
  • acting as a leading voice in the development and prosperity of the city and the surrounding area.

The Society has around 200 members and is a strong voice in Ripon.  Why not join us?

Rt Hon James Ramsden 1923 - 2020

Ripon Civic Society is sad to learn of the death of James Ramsden, a Vice-President and former President of the Society. James was always very supportive of our work, and regularly came to events; two years ago he joined us to celebrate our Golden Jubilee, and we most recently saw him as we unveiled our plaque to Naomi Jacob.  Others will write of his political and business career, and will acknowledge his vital mobilisation of support to preserve and enhance the Hackfall landscape; we are grateful to have known him and to have had his unstinting encouragement. We send our condolences to all his family. 

Owing to Government advice on social distancing with regard to the Covid-19 epidemic our programme of events and visits is now suspended. 
Take care and stay safe.

Ripon Together is keeping a wide range of information on how to cope with the covid-19 lockdown up to date on its website. Please visit www.ripontogether.com for links to both national and local guidance, information on how to volunteer, where to get support, how to claim financial support, how to cope with isolation, practical guidance on how to walk other people's dogs etc etc. If there is anything else you would like to see there, just message us or e-mail us on info@ripontogether.com If you find the material there useful - spread the word!

Ripon Re-Viewed is our historic photographic project. More information can be found in the tab at the top of this page.

Programme of Events
Ripon Civic Society Publications

Programme of Events
Ripon Civic Society Publications