Ripon needs more retail to increase visitors; Costa coffee will take a valuable retail space without attracting footfall to the city. Ripon has an excellent array of independent cafes and coffee shops that buy supplies locally. They support local cottage industry keeping money in the local economy. Costa will not... it will dilute the trade of independent cafes and buy pre prepared food form large wholesalers outside the local economy.
Please support your city and independent traders by signing our petition to keep Costa out.