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Bringing people together to make the City of Ripon a better place
We are a not for profit partnership organisation which brings people together to work on projects and activities to make the city of Ripon a friendly and thriving place to live and a welcoming place to visit.
We were established in 2016 as a Community Interest Company, with support from Ripon City Council. We are a membership organisation and have a board of directors which is recruited from the membership. The directors represent many of the various sectors of the community including the voluntary sector, churches, businesses, the BID, the City Council, culture, tourism, the environment and the disability forum.
We currently have around 150 individual members and would like to boost this to at least 500. Anyone who lives or works in the city is eligible to apply to join.
Ripon Together February 2024 update.
Ripon Together Environment Group Welcomes the Ripon Cathedal Lent Eco-Fest
Films will be shown on four Wednesdays in Lent in Thorpe Prebend, High St. Agnesgate, Ripon HG4 1QR
Refreshments from 6.30pm. Film at 7pm.
21st February – Brother Sun Sister Moon is a 1972 film directed by Franco Zefferelli.
It explores the main events of the life of St Francis of Assisi (1181 – 1226), especially his conversion from a wealthy Italian playboy to a follower of Christ.
28th February – A Man of his Word is a 2018 documentary film directed by Wim Wenders.
It was made five years after Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope and chose the name Francis. The film focuses on the life and goals of Pope Francis to help the poorest people in our world and to raise awareness of he environmental and climate crises.
6th March – The Letter – Pope Francis’ Message for Our Earth is a 2022 documentary film developed with the help and participation of Pope Francis.
13th March – Demain (Tomorrow) is a 2015 French documentary film,
Made in the same year as the Paris agreement on Climate Change. It has an optimistic message. It identifies initiatives that have proven themselves in ten countries as examples of solutions to environmental and social challenges of the twenty-first century in agriculture, energy, economy, education and governance
Ripon Walk to School Days – Friday 15th March
The next Walk to School Day and Car Free Friday for the secondary schools, is Friday 15th March. This is also Red Nose Day, so schools may allow or encourage children to dress up and walk to school. Then 10th May and 14th June.
Historical Map of Ripon. Details on the historical map of Ripon have been sent to the cartographer and we are looking at a late spring / early summer launch date.
Summer FunFest 2024.
We are planning for five days, Monday 19th to Friday 23rd August, at Studley Royal Cricket Club (Mon, Tues, Thurs) and one or two other Ripon venues (Wed, Fri), 10am-4pm. We will have cricket and athletics coaching, some football, table tennis and the giant inflatable obstacle course, we’re pursuing rugby, tennis, netball, croquet, crazy golf, rounders and have options for circus skills, tug of war, sumo wrestling, air rifles and archery. Inspire Youth are provisionally booked for two days and we hope to provide lunches, healthy snacks and drinks, working with Squid & Tonic and asking the supermarkets to support us they have in previous years. I’m in touch with North Yorkshire FEAST asking them for funding towards the events and food.
Everything will be free for the children and young people, we had over 400 attend the three days last year and with more people involved, we are aiming at 1000 this year. We will promote to schools and use the banners in early summer and as soon as we can confirm events people will be able to book through the RT website.
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Registered address: Town Hall, Market Place South, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1BZ
Ripon Together is a Community Interest Company • Registered in England, Company number: 10187305