Working towards a safer Skipton

There is no doubt that Skipton is not only one of the happiest places to live in the UK, it’s one of the safest too. But like anywhere, unfortunately, crime does rear its ugly head from time to time. The recent large-scale theft of a number of phones from a…
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We always knew Skipton was “Best Bar None”

What is Best Bar None? Best Bar None is an accreditation scheme with national awards supported by the Home Office and the drinks industry, which is aimed at promoting the responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises. In a nutshell Best Bar None is a national initiative aimed at raising…
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Simply Irresistible Skipton …and there’s more

Another great day filming with Mark from Catapult Films. #SimplyIrresistibleSkipton via You Tube and Social Media! This short video showcases some of the health, beauty and wellbeing businesses which Skipton has to offer.  Taking care of you inside and out! If you missed our first two films, just click on…
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Counting the Value of Sheep Day

As part of our commitment to making Skipton a fabulous place to live, work and visit, we fund several crowd-pleasing family friendly festivals and events such as the Waterway Festival, the International Puppet Festival, the Christmas Markets and Sheep Day. Sheep Day, now in its 23rd year, was hosted on…
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Simply Irresistible Skipton

Had a great couple of days filming some of the businesses in Skipton, with Mark from Catapult Films. The idea eventually, is to provide a flavour of all that Skipton has to offer, this our first project showcases some of the eating and drinking establishments.  As Skipton BID heads toward…
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Counting Footfall – What’s the Benefit?

Being a BID business in a BID town provides your business with many benefits: A full programme of funded events and initiatives which encourage people to visit, such as The Waterway Festival, Sheep Day and the Christmas Markets The funding and organisation of initiatives which enhance and improve the look…
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Festival Fun in Skipton

Skipton Waterway Festival has been an annual event in Skipton for 17 years, with footfall this year (2018) increasing by more than 10,000 per day during the 3-day festival.   The Waterway Festival happens on May Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday through Monday.  Originally organised by British Waterways and Pennine Cruisers,…
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Fighting Shop Theft and Business Crime

Is shoplifting a problem for your business? Has your organisation been the victim of fraud through the receipt of fake bank notes? If the answer to either of these questions is yes then read on, as the Skipton BID funded Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP) could help you tackle these…
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Tour de Yorkshire comes to Skipton

The town was very excited to have the Tour de Yorkshire (TDY) visit Skipton for the second year running.  We hope you enjoy this short video filmed on Sunday 6th May 2018, as Stage 4 of the TDY raced through Skipton! Since 2014 when the Tour de France came through…
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