Mayor for the 2017/18 Civic Year

At a meeting of the Council on Monday 6th March 2017 Cllr Pauline McHardy was duly elected to serve as Mayor for the 2017/18 civic year.

Cllr McHardy is the fourth female councillor to have been elected to serve as Mayor since the inception of the Council.  This will be her second term as Mayor as she previously undertook the role of Mayor in 2015/16.  She is the only female to be elected to the position of Mayor twice in the long history of Ripon City Council.

Cllr McHardy said that she is delighted to have been entrusted with this prestigious position again and is very much looking forward to working with the community and other organisations within and outside the City who do so much to make Ripon the wonderful place that it is.


Small Grants Scheme

Ripon City Council are pleased to announce that almost £10,000 was recently awarded to various organisations within the City under the Small Grants Scheme.

Further details can be found under the Grants tab on this page.



The Clocktower is the responsibility of Harrogate Borough Council who have advised that a specialist firm have been brought in to refurbish it.  It will be dismantled, refurbished and repaired off site and should be back in position after Easter 2017.