Ripon

Valley Gardens to host four day Platinum Jubilee celebrations

From Thursday 2 June until Sunday 5 June, Valley Gardens in Harrogate will host a four-day event to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Thursday 2 June 10am until 4pm – Face painting 10am until 6pm – Fairground rides, climbing wall, character meet and greet 12noon until 1pm – Children’s show and mini-disco on the bandstand 11am, 1pm and 3pm – Juggling show on the bandstand Friday 3 June 10am – Harrogate Borough Mayor Councillor Victoria Oldham officially opens the event 10am and 1pm – Pantasy steel band (various locations) 10am until 4pm – Face painting 10am until 6pm Harrogate Informer…


Families enjoyed May Day at Ripon Cathedral Beer Festival

Ripon Cathedral Beer Festival was a huge hit after three-year COVID break – kindly sponsored by Wolseley. The Ripon Cathedral Beer festival was the place to be in Ripon this bank holiday Monday with 1,250 adults coming to enjoy a few beers to support the cathedral. Overcast skies failed to deter visitors and £18,000 was raised; this will help fund the music, heritage conservation and the education programme at Ripon Cathedral. The beer festival rounded off a long weekend of celebratory events and worship as Ripon Cathedral launched its 1350th anniversary celebrations, with lots more to come later this month Harrogate Informer…


Highway improvement work to start in Ripon – avoid Melmerby Green Lane

A section of road in Ripon will be closed for two days to allow highways engineers to carry out carriageway repairs. Drivers will be able to follow a diversion route to avoid while the work is in progress and there will also be advance notifications on the A1. The planned work is a patching programme and will answer concerns about the condition of the road surface. Melmerby Green Lane provides access to Barker Business Park and the section of road closed will be from there to the junction with the A61. Work will take place on Thursday March 18 and Harrogate Informer…


Crackdown continues in Ripon to tackle a recent spike in anti-social behaviour, street robberies, assaults

‘Our crackdown continues in Ripon and we are already seeing positive results’ Here, Inspector Alex Langley has provided an early update on how North Yorkshire Police’s new operation to tackle a recent spike in anti-social behaviour and other criminality in Ripon is going. Inspector Alex Langley said: Last week, we shared details about a new operation put it place in Ripon to tackle a recent spike in anti-social behaviour, street robberies, assaults and other criminality in the city. It’s early days but over the weekend we saw a significant reduction in such incidents, and we continue to see similar levels
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First patient vaccinated at COVID vaccination clinic at Ripon Racecourse

Patients have begun receiving COVID vaccinations at North Yorkshire’s newest vaccination centre at Ripon Racecourse. The first patient to be given the vaccine at the racecourse was 73-year-old Maureen Lambden who described the experience as “fantastic”, saying she felt “you have to do it, don’t you?” and that she was “very, very grateful” for the opportunity. Tuesday afternoon’s vaccination clinic was staffed by doctors and nurses from local GP surgeries, Yorkshire Health Network, volunteer marshals, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and the racecourse’s own team – who had worked to clear the snow with expert assistance from Econ Engineering. The
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Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall wins first Michelin Star

Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, near Ripon, has been awarded its first Michelin Star Having opened in July 2019, and following months of enforced closure, this is a huge achievement for both Shaun and his team. Together they are delighted and honoured to have been awarded the prestige of a Michelin star, following the restaurant’s much-anticipated opening, its incredible reception, and the few past months of hardship for the industry. Reflecting on the win of the star, Shaun Rankin said: What a surprise and delight it was to be awarded our first Michelin star last night. I want to thank
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