Skipton is top for courtesy

The North Yorkshire  medieval market town of Skipton has been presented with the award for Top Town for Courtesy 2016. The award, organised by the National Campaign for Courtesy, and covering all towns in Great Britain, recognises a town’s commitment to promoting courtesy throughout the local community. 

Previous winners have included Ilfracombe, Shrewsbury and Epsom. Skipton was nominated for the award by Malcolm Weaving, owner of the town’s Rendezvous Hotel, where the presentation took place. 

“I’m absolutely delighted that Skipton has been recognised as the top town for courtesy,” says Weaving. “Our guests often tell me what a pleasure it is to visit Skipton. They’re both amazed and delighted by the real Yorkshire welcome they receive from locals.”

John Stokes, acting chairman, National Campaign for Courtesy, adds: “Modern lifestyles can create a lot of stress and courtesy helps us all to treat each other with respect. This award recognises towns where the community has taken the extra step to encourage courtesy.”