Ripon Tourist Information Centre (TIC) will be relocated to the town hall as part of an £80,000 scheme to improve services in the city.
The relocation was agreed unanimously by councillors as part of Harrogate Borough Council’s budget for 2013-14 on Thursday, February 14.
The council – which will save £2,500 in funds with the new scheme – is working on proposals to create a Ripon customer access centre in the town hall.
The new access centre will include a Harrogate Borough Council office covering most council facilities with planning and housing, and the TIC – currently on Minster Road – will relocate to the town hall to form part of the new hub.
A spokesman for Harrogate Borough Council said: “This means that facilities for Ripon residents and tourists will be actually improved.”
The council was unable to confirm how the current TIC site will be used following the relocation.
A series of other financial proposals were agreed at the meeting.
Council tax is frozen, and the budget agreement has been reached without any redundancies or front-line service cuts.
Contributions of £200,000 for the Tour de France – which passes through Ripon on the first day of the race in July 2014 before finishing in Harrogate – have also been agreed.
Cash for Le Tour will come from the 2012-13 forecasted underspend. The changes mean the contribution to the working balance stands at £128,600.
The council spokesman added: “Unlike many other local authorities we have made no cuts this year in our financial support to charities.”
The total net budget is £20,935,800.