The Old Deanery in Ripon to reopen as hotel after licence granted

The new business owners of The Old Deanery in Ripon have been granted a licence to reopen the 16th century building as a hotel, restaurant and wedding venue later this month. Hoteliers Rebecca Hill and Chris Layton took over the historic building last year after it was forced to close following months of coronavirus lockdowns. The pair – who also [...]

By |January 19th, 2022|Categories: News, Ripon|

Ripon Farm Services show to offer free health checks on return to showground

One of the largest agricultural machinery shows in the UK returns this week following a two-year absence. Ripon Farm Services (RFS) was forced to cancel its annual New Year Show in 2021 due to covid. But the two-day event will be back at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th January. As part of the [...]

By |January 17th, 2022|Categories: News, Ripon|

Ripon charity pantomime of Rapunzel to launch next week

The annual charity pantomime will be returning to Ripon next week. 'Rapunzel' will run from 21st until 29th January at the Ripon Arts Hub, once again helping to raise vital funds for Ripon charities. The upcoming production will showcase a talented cast of Ripon performers who are passionate about giving back to their local community. And it's all organised by [...]

By |January 14th, 2022|Categories: News, Ripon|

Ripon BID continues to lobby for financial support for businesses

Ripon BID have assured businesses they are continuing to lobby for financial support from the government in the form of a "business booster." The BID (Business Improvement District) wrote to The Prime Minister and The Chancellor of the Exchequer in December and requested support following the government's 'Plan B' covid measures. They also asked for urgent assurances that businesses will [...]

By |January 14th, 2022|Categories: News, Ripon|

Police issue urgent warning after residents targeted by bogus police officer scam

North Yorkshire Police is issuing an urgent warning after three reports in 24 hours of a well-known fake police officer telephone scam. A caller rings the victim claiming to be from the police, and in these most recent cases, Sergeant White from the Serious Crime Unit at York. They tell the individual that a relative, grandson for example, has been [...]

By |January 12th, 2022|Categories: News, Ripon|

Ripon MP ‘confident’ covid tests supply is improving after complaints that system is ‘in chaos’

Skipton and Ripon’s MP says the government is confident the supply of covid tests is improving after complaints that the system is in “chaos” with health workers and residents left empty handed. MP Julian Smith was told at a North Yorkshire County Council meeting on Friday that there have been no lateral flow tests available at Skipton’s pharmacies with staff at [...]

By |January 10th, 2022|Categories: News, Ripon|