The Height of Courtesy!
Skipton has received yet another accolade that it can take pride in!
In 2009 we were awarded “High Street of the Year“; last year we were voted one of the best places to live by The Sunday Times; the Yorkshire Post deemed the Market the best in the North; and the Stanforth’s pork pies are renowned as the best in the land!
Now, to add to our ever-growing roster of titles, “The National Campaign for Courtesy” has named our glorious town of Skipton the most polite place in the country!
The National Campaign for Courtesy is a charity dedicated to promoting good manners and respect for others across the country, whilst battling anti-social behaviour.
We were nominated by Malcolm Weaving, proprietor of the Rendezvous Hotel at Snaygill… Thanks, Malcolm!
And in honour of this achievement there will be an award ceremony on November 27th, which will include the presentation of a special trophy, a framed certificate and 600 window stickers to be displayed in businesses across town.
Robert Zarwacz, the vice chairman of The National Campaign for Courtesy, said: “This year Skipton impressed our judges on their visit and now follows in the footsteps of previous titleholders Ilfracombe, Shrewsbury and Epsom.
“While a good quality physical environment is important, most people want to live in a friendly community. Modern lifestyles can create a lot of stress and courtesy helps us all to treat each other with respect. Congratulations to Skipton on a thoroughly deserved win.”
Well done to all the people of Skipton who continue to make our town a great place to live.
We’ll bring you details of the award ceremony as and when we receive them. In the meantime, keep up the good work everyone!
You can read more about the charity here: campaignforcourtesy.org.uk