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24th September 2012

Awards for projects in and around Ripon will be handed out at Ripon Civic Society’s Annual Awards ceremony on Thursday 4 October – and for the first time the winners will not know in advance.

The Awards, which include prizes for good design and craftsmanship, will be presented at a ceremony in Ripon’s Spa Hotel. The Civic Society recognises good practice in a range of categories, including new buildings and restoration, environmental improvement, craftsmanship and the best shop front. Projects have to have been completed within the last twelve months to be eligible.
This year the winners and those Highly Commended and Commended will be announced ion the night; in previous years winners have been told in advance. From the winners the Society chooses one to be awarded the prestigious ‘Helen Whitehead Salver’, while ‘The John Whitehead Award’ is for any project, group, organisation or individual making an outstanding contribution to any aspect of Ripon that comes within the Civic Society’s remit. Both Dr John Whitehead and his wife Helen were active and influential members of Ripon Civic Society.
The Awards Ceremony will be attended by civic dignitaries and representatives of the winners. The event begins at 7.30 pm; wine is served from 7.00 pm.
David Winpenny, Chairman of Ripon Civic Society says, ‘Our annual Awards Ceremony is one of the highlights of the year. It recognises the companies, groups and individuals who have contributed in a positive and sensitive way to the city. The awards are always appreciated by those who receive them, and we hope they will encourage others to strive to make Ripon an even better place in which to live.’

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