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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 almost 200 members and is a strong voice in Ripon.  Why not join us?

NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting will be on Thursday 7 March 2019 at 7.30 p.m. in the Dining Hall, The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, when we shall hear about "Our Waste and Yorwaste" from Matthew Williamson. Mr Williamson is Head of Sales & Marketing at Yorwaste.  All are welcome; there is a small charge for visitors.

Our latest NEWSLETTER is available; a new one is in preparation.



RIPON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN


Ripon has its own Neighbourhood Plan. On a better than expected turnout of 21.69%, 2292 Ripon residents voted in the referendum on 14 February 2019 for the Ripon Neighbourhood Plan to help decide planning applications in the city. That's over five out of every six people voting supported the Plan.

Ripon Civic Society was a founding organisation calling for a neighbourhood plan, some of our members volunteering their time to prepare it. 

  

RIPON RE-VIEWED

Ripon Re-Viewed is an exciting new project to preserve and digitise 10,000 photographic images revealing over a century of life in the City of Ripon. Dating from the 1880s to the 1980s, these remarkable collections record the people, places, shops, schools, traditions, celebrations, events and the everyday life of our community.  Copies of the Ripon Re-Viewed 2019 Calendar are still available from the Society.

 
Programme of Events
 
Ripon Civic Society Publications