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18th October 2010
A possible way of dealing with the problems of Ripon centre’s traffic and parking problems, and making it more pedestrian-friendly, will be outlined at a meeting arranged by Ripon Civic Society on Thursday 28 October 2010, starting at 7.30pm.

‘Ripon Vision 2015’ is a proposal drawn up by Ripon resident Stanley Mackintosh, which sets out ideas for staged changes in the traffic patterns of Ripon and solutions to parking problems. Among its aims are the pedestrianisation of the Market Square and Kirkgate, the construction of a multi-storey car park and associated shopping area on the current car park behind Sainsbury’s store, and the closing of Minster Road to through traffic.

David Winpenny, Chairman of Ripon Civic Society, says, ‘This is a well-thought-out plan that would achieve many of the ideas that the Civic Society has put forward over the last few years. While we do not agree with everything that Mr Mackintosh has proposed, we feel that by facilitating a public meeting at which he can put forward his ideas might help to widen the important debate about the future of Ripon. Please come along to the meeting – preferably with an open mind! – and hear what he has to say.’

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