Skipton Business Improvement District’s Mission Statement and Objectives

The vision for the BID during its second term is to ensure that Skipton remains:

  1. A vibrant, exciting and successful business community.
  2. Is an attractive, clean and safe destination for residents, clients, shoppers, staff and visitors.
  3. Is a pleasant and welcoming place in which to conduct business.

Strategic Objectives 2014-2019

The BID will endeavour to ensure that Skipton remains the ideal place in which to work, visit, shop and live. We will continue to build on the success of the last 5 years and, working with our various partners, Skipton BID will aim to ensure that our fine market town is:

  • Attractive, clean and green.
  • Safe and secure.
  • Marketed and promoted successfully as a high quality visitor destination.
  • An environment where businesses continue to prosper.
  • A place where cultural activities and festivals add to the overall experience of both visitors and residents alike.

Keeping Levy Payers Informed

Newsletters will be emailed or posted out to you and you can also download newsletters here:

The Spring 2017 newsletter was posted to levy payers with the 2017/18 levy bills.

It is available for download here: Spring 2017 newsletter

You can downloaded the Spring 2016 newsletter here: Spring 2016 newsletter

The 2016-17 Annual Report will be available shortly.

The 2015-16 Annual Report is available here: Annual Report 2015-16

The 2014-15 Annual Report is available here: Annual Report 2014-15

Skipton BID Articles of Association

This document details how Skipton BID Ltd operates.

It can be downloaded here: Skipton BID Ltd Articles of Association

Skipton BID Levy Rules

These rules explain who is entitled to vote in a BID ballot, who is liable for the BID levy, when levy payments should be made, and the circumstances of any exemptions or refunds.

They can be downloaded here: Skipton BID Levy Rules

Skipton BID Area and Street List

The Skipton BID area is defined by a map and street list which can be downloaded here: BID Area and Street List

BID Renewal Ballot

The person, registered company or organisation that is a ratepayer for business rates of a hereditament within the BID area as at the notice of the ballot, is entitled to vote.

Each person entitled to vote in the BID ballot shall have one vote in respect of each hereditament in the geographical area of the BID on which business rates are payable.

The ballot will have to meet two tests:

First a simple majority of those voting must vote in favour. Second, the aggregate rateable value of hereditaments of those voting in favour must exceed the aggregate rateable value of hereditaments of those voting against.

The Electoral Reform Services, as instructed to do so by Craven District Council, will conduct a ballot.

You can download the BID Area and List here: BID Area and List

You can download the BID Renewal Proposal Document here: BID Renewal 2014 to 2019

The result of the 2014 ballot. Declaration of Result 2014