Reader poll and meeting report: Traders and residents share views on future of Ripon market

A working group is being set up to discuss ideas and suggestions further.
A working group is being set up to discuss ideas and suggestions further.

A major public meeting was held on Thursday night to discuss the future of Ripon’s historic market.

A group of concerned residents and traders attended the meeting at Ripon Town Hall to share ideas for rejuvenating the market, as the latest figures show a 32 per cent decline in regular stallholders since 2015. Knaresborough market has declined by 16 per cent in the same time frame.