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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?
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 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.