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.

May 2024 Update

Celebrating Solar Panel Success in Our Area – National Trust at Fountains Abbey & Brymor Ice Cream

At Ripon Together, we believe in fostering a collaborative approach to community development. Our mission includes celebrating local initiatives that contribute to sustainability and reduce our region’s carbon footprint.
One of the ways we support this mission is by highlighting renewable energy projects like solar panels. These projects are helping our community transition away from fossil fuels and reduce our impact on climate change.
Two local organizations have set a great example with their recent solar panel installations. In March 2023, the National Trust at Fountains Abbey installed solar panels on the visitor center roof, contributing approximately 28,000 kWh annually. This renewable energy helps power the restaurant, shop, and admissions, providing estimated annual savings of £3,500.
Similarly, Brymor Ice Cream, a local business, made a significant investment in a 100kW solar PV system, reducing its electricity usage from the grid by up to 50%. This installation will produce around 85,000 kWh annually, saving Brymor approximately £20,000 each year.
Together, these projects demonstrate the positive impact solar energy can have on our community. If you’re aware of a community facility or local business that could benefit from solar panels, reach out to us! We can guide you through the initial steps to explore renewable energy options.
Stay connected with Ripon Together by visiting our Facebook page and website (www.ripontogether.com) to keep up with the latest environmental news. You can also join our fortnightly Zoom environment action task team by emailing info@ripontogether.com.
Let’s work together to create a cleaner, greener Ripon!
(Information sourced from Brymor Dairy and the National Trust. Photo Credit Deposit Photos)

Ripon Walk to School Days – Prize Winning Photos from March and Next Date Friday 14th June

St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School in Ripon has been awarded £50 of book vouchers thanks to Richard’s winning photo in a competition sponsored by local sustainability company Flotilla. The competition took place on 22nd March Walk to School Day – also Red Nose Day, organised by Zero Carbon Harrogate.
Richard’s photo shows him trying to get to school using a map of Brazil!

The next Walk to School Day and Car Free Friday for the secondary schools, is Friday 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.

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.






    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