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Skipton BID renewed for a third term!

Skipton Business Improvement District (BID) has been given a resounding YES in the ballot to decide whether it would be given a third five-year term. Levy-paying businesses in the town overwhelmingly backed the BID, with more than 82 per cent voting in favour of renewal. The news means £800,000 of funding will be released to […]

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It’s a YES

Skipton Levy Payers have said YES to renewing the town’s Business Improvement District (BID) for a third term. The announcement of the result of the ballot of businesses in the town shows they have voted overwhelmingly to back the BID The news means £800,000 of funding will be released to spend on projects and events […]

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Final Call to Vote

A final appeal is being made to all businesses who haven’t yet voted in the Skipton Business Improvement District (BID) renewal ballot to make sure they make their YES vote count before next week’s deadline. The BID board has warned that failure to get a YES vote in the renewal ballot will have a huge […]

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Skipton in Bloom needs a YES Vote

The loss of Skipton Business Improvement District would have a major impact on the appearance of the town, says the Skipton In Bloom (SIB) group. SIB has transformed Skipton since it was formed 14 years ago, making sure the streets are attractive and welcoming in all weathers. But the group has warned that its work […]

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Craven College supports the BID

Craven College is a staunch supporter of Skipton Business Improvement District. Its principal and executive officer Andrew Cropley is a board member. Here, with the help of the president of Craven College Students’ Union Lucy Goodfellow, he tells us why he believes it is vital for the BID to continue. I came to Skipton and […]

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Developing ‘Creative Culture’

Skipton Business Improvement District (BID) has played a large part in developing a ‘creative culture’ for the town over the last ten years, says one of the many groups it has supported. Skipton Brass is among the organisations the BID has helped since it was created in 2009. It has assisted organisations in culture and […]

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‘Support the BID’ says food & drink businesses

Skipton has an incredible range of places to eat and drink, and there is no doubt that the work done by the Business Improvement District (BID) has helped encourage that, say leading figures within the hospitality scene in the town. The footfall brought in for events the BID supports, the work done by the Visit […]

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Why the Councils are backing the BID

The importance of Skipton Business Improvement District (BID) and the work it does is fully recognised by local authorities in the town. It works closely with both Skipton Town Council and Craven District Council and both organisations are fully behind the renewal campaign for a third five-year term for the BID. The BID has invested […]

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Skipton Building Society Vote YES

The Skipton Building Society has been part of the fabric of the town for 165 years. Employing 1,500 at its headquarters at The Bailey the society is one of the biggest contributors to Skipton Business Improvement District. And it will have no hesitation in voting YES in the renewal ballot and continuing to support an […]

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Skipton Chamber of Trade supports the BID

Skipton Chamber of Trade and Commerce are fully behind the BID, and have no doubt that the levy is money well spent by its members. Wendy Lee Griffin, Chamber co-ordinator, described Skipton BID as one of the leading examples of an organisation of its kind in the UK. “Over the last ten years, its been […]

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