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.



Update July 2024

Ripon Together welcomes a new volunteer who will be helping us with our Media and Communications.  Here is what she has to say:

🎥✨ A Day in My Life as a Media and Communications Volunteer for Ripon Together ✨🎥
Hey everyone! 👋
I wanted to share a little glimpse into my day working as a media and communications volunteer for Ripon Together. It’s a fulfilling experience to be part of a team that makes such a positive impact on our community. Check out this video to see what a typical day looks like for me!
Volunteers are the heart and soul of Ripon. Without the dedication and hard work of our volunteers, many of the wonderful events and initiatives we enjoy wouldn’t be possible.💪❤️
Do you know any volunteers who deserve a shoutout? Tag them in the comments and share their story with us! 🌟


St Wilfrid’s Community Centre Introduces Energy Saving Steps as Part of their continued customer improvement programme

Interesting news from Pateley Bridge of a community building taking steps to reduce energy consumption. (See https://thestrayferret.co.uk/news/latest/plans-approved-to-support-pateley-bridge-churchs-hopes-of-becoming-net-zero ) Here in Ripon, Bernadette Barnes, Chair of St Wilfrid’s community centre has been working with David Ingham, a Ripon based Trustmark approved energy consultant, to produce a project plan for St Wilfrid’s Community Centre. St Wilfrid’s Community centre is probably one of the most vibrant in the city, hosting a crowded schedule of community, exercise and musical events each week. The energy saving plan aims to lower carbon emissions and in time reduce energy costs. Starting with simple steps like top down building inspection followed by corrective work, internal reduction of drafts and fitting insulation. Next step will be to apply for grants to install more double glazing. The program will be reviewed at each stage in order to achieve cost effectiveness and savings.




    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