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Relevant notifications and discussions of planning applications in the Richmondshire area
Representing the whole of Richmondshire
The RBTA is part of the Dales Business Forum, which represents the whole of Richmondshire through 4 groups - Richmond and Lower Swaledale; Upper Swaledale; Upper Wensleydale and Lower Wensleydale. Representatives of each group meet regularly to exchange information and ideas.
Involvement and consultation with:
For Local and Visitor Information contact the Richmond Information Centre
Welcome to Richmond is a sub-group of the RBTA promoting tourism in Richmond and the surrounding area.
The group organises Love to be Local, the Town Ticket, GeorgeFest, Richmond Walks leaflet and the Town Map and supports the Tourist Information Centre.
Representatives from the Georgian Theatre Royal, English Heritage, Richmondshire Museum, Green Howards Museum, Richmond Station, the TIC, other tourism related businesses and the Town and District Councils meet regularly to discuss tourism strategy and create a varied programme of annual events.
The RBTA supports the annual Richmond Walking and Book Festival
The Festival combines daytime walks led by guides with evening talks from well-known and emerging authors. This long-running event attracts many visitors to the area.
Visit Richmond Walking and Book Festival
Our meetings are a good opportunity to get to know each other, develop working relationships and share business knowledge.
This brings you into the heart of Richmond's business community.
No matter what size your business, from a home-based small enterprise, independents small to large and multi-nationals with local managers we welcome you to join our Association.
All the members of the Original Richmond Business and Tourism Association sign up to our 7-point Customer Care Charter, promising to:
Welcoming and encouraging businesses old and new to join our Association
Home-working entrepreneurs, independents small to large and local managers of multi-nationals from all business types are invited to join.
A visitor to Richmond might not realise what a diverse collection of high quality businesses the town has from boutique shops to a diverse range of manufacturing businesses.
Richmond is a pretty special place to live. A cohesive and vibrant community spirit forms the background of Richmond life!
Richmond, especially on a summer's evening, certainly has a slightly "continental" feel: Prince Charles compared the town centre to Siena!