Oakleaf Service held at Ripon Cathedral

Published 19th Nov 2023

A service to remember those killed and serious injured on the roads of North Yorkshire was held at Ripon Cathedral this afternoon (Sunday, 19 November).

Family and friends attended the cathedral to remember their sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, grandchildren, grandparents, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, partners, and friends.

Special readings and hymns took place during the service.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Mathew Walker delivered a reading on behalf of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The service is also a reminder of the scale of road traffic deaths and injuries, demonstrating the risk to all road users.

Firefighters and other emergency services are often the first at the scene of a serious collision. They see first-hand the devastating impact these incidents have on our communities.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service will continue to strive to keep our roads safe and prevent further families suffering the same heartache of those who attended today.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Mathew Walker was joined by North Yorkshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Scott Bisset and Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire Zoe Metcalfe who are pictured above.