AT A WELL ATTENDED MEETING ON THURSDAY 7 JUNE IN THE OLD DEANERY, RIPON BUSINESS PEOPLE UNANIMOUSLY AGREED THAT THERE IS A PLACE FOR AN ORGANISATION TO REPRESENT THEM.

IT WAS AGREED THAT A SMALL CORE OF VOLUNTEERS IS NEEDED TO CO-ORDINATE EFFORTS AND THERE ARE ENOUGH PROJECTS TO PUSH ALONG SUCH AS CREATING A BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, PROMOTING CHRISTMAS EVENTS AND LOBBYING LOCAL AUTHORITIES. FIVE VOLUNTEERS STEPPED FORWARDS ON THE NIGHT AND IT IS HOPED THAT OTHERS WILL DO SO ONCE IT IS CLEAR THERE ARE OTHERS OUT THERE TO DO THE WORK.

WHETHER THIS GROUP CONTINUES TO CALL ITSELF A CHAMBER OF TRADE IS UP FOR DISCUSSION AT SOME POINT BUT IN THE MEANTIME IT WILL “TRADE” UNDER THE CURRENT BANNER USING THIS WEBSITE AND THE EXISTING FACEBOOK PAGE.

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