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Council services branch opens in town hall
2:14pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
A ONE-STOP shop to enable customers to access council services will be officially opened on Wednesday (September 25) at Ripon Town Hall. Mayor of Ripon Councillor Mick Stanley will launch the first Harrogate Borough Council customer service centre. Others are planned for Harrogate, Boroughbridge, Knaresborough, Masham and Pateley Bridge. As well as housing services, residents will be able to pay bills online and seek help with issues ranging from planning and benefits to licensing and council tax.
IMAGES APPEAL: A conservation group has urged residents to help it draw up a list of Ripon’s most interesting buildings that could be at risk. Ripon Civic Society will hold an open meeting at the Spa Hotel, on Thursday, October 3, from 7.30pm, in which people attending are invited to take their favourite image of the city. Local historian Pete Colman will be on hand to help identify pictures and hear reminiscences.
HOUSING VIEWS: Residents in Hutton Rudby are being urged to attend a consultation event in the village hall on Monday (September 30), from 3pm to 7pm, about a proposed affordable housing site in the village. Residents will be able to register their housing need. The proposals are part of Hambleton District Council’s drive to provide homes for people in the area they were raised. For details, call 01748-828755.
NET GAINS: Thirsk Cricket Club will hold a golf day to raise funds for its practise facilities, at Thirsk and Northallerton Golf Club on Friday, October 22. Last year’s event involved more than 20 teams. To enter a team, which costs £120 per four-ball or £30 per person to include 18 holes of golf, a one course meal and prizes, see thirskcricket.co.uk, or for details call 07754-611619.
LOCAL HERITAGE: Bedale Archaeology and History Society will meet on Tuesday, October 1, from 7.30pm, in Bedale Hall, for an illustrated talk by Dr Adam Menuge, of English Heritage, on Field Barns of the Yorkshire Dales. Entry for non-members costs £2.
CHARITY MEAL: A friendship lunch will be held at the Friends Meeting House, in Thirsk, on Friday, October 4, from noon, to raise funds for Christian Aid. The lunch, which includes home-made soup, bread, cheese and a drink, costs £3.
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