The National Campaign for Courtesy is delighted to announce that Skipton in North Yorkshire has been selected as its Top Town for Courtesy for 2016.
The award follows vetting of the town by the charity and will be presented at an official event in Skipton in November attended by officials and patrons of the campaign.
Malcolm Weaving, who runs the Rendezvous Hotel in the town, said putting Skipton forward for the award was easy because he had seen how politely both residents and people in the hospitality industry behaved.
“Skipton has such a multitude of attractions alongside the courtesy naturally shown to our visitors by the people and workers of Skipton – it was a no brainer! When I put Skipton forward, no other town had a chance. Let’s keep it up, residents and employees in Skipton, as I think we are on a roll.”
Robert Zarywacz, Vice Chairman of the National Campaign for Courtesy, said: “Each year we seek out a town from across the country that has demonstrated courtesy in action. 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. The Top Town award recognises towns where the community has taken the extra step to encourage courtesy in all aspects of life.
“Congratulations to Skipton on a thoroughly deserved win.”
Launched in 1986, the National Campaign for Courtesy is a registered charity that is committed to good manners; respect for self and others; courtesy for all; and rejection of anti-social behaviour.