The National Campaign For Courtesy Award 2017
A Nomination and a Celebration
Back in 2016, our owner Malcolm Weaving nominated Skipton for the National Campaign For Courtesy Award, a nationwide competition that recognises towns whose community exude those wholesome, courteous qualities that we all know Skipton embodies.
Judges visited Skipton a year ago and were bowled over by the friendly atmosphere of our community and the town as a whole and so awarded us the 2016 trophy for most courteous town! The award ceremony was held at Rendezvous Hotel where Mayor Martin Emmerson was handed the prestigious trophy.
Alas, the winners revel in their well deserved glory for a year alone, and the trophy must then move on to the next most courteous town in Britain.
Passing the Torch
So when the new winner was announced this month, the N.C.F.C. committee invited Malcolm and Mayor Emmerson to pass over the trophy to the 2017 town winners, Shepperton in Surrey!
Malcolm was delighted to be able to pass over the award which recognises towns that demonstrate courtesy in action, and had the opportunity to explain what Skipton has been doing whilst possessing the courtesy award.
Further Skipton Success
The handover came just as the Craven district was announced as the happiest place to live by the Office for Nation Statistics Survey in September. Skipton being no stranger to such titles of course, voted Sunday Times ‘best place to live in Britain’ back in 2014. Being firm champions of our wonderful town here at Rendezvous, we have to say we could not agree more – long may it continue!