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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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…more Business Support

A new raft of support measures for businesses in the town will be rolled out as part of Skipton BID’s third term. The BID toolbox is designed to offer a wide portfolio of tools and training opportunities to all levy payers, and is a key part of the Business Plan…
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Happiest place in Yorkshire and Humberside

Skipton has been named as the happiest place in Yorkshire and Humberside in a new national survey. The town is rated above Harrogate and York in the Rightmove happiness index, which looks at many factors including a sense of community and feeling of safety. While few in the town will…
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