The National Campaign for Courtesy’s annual Top Town Award recognises the town that has demonstrated it is the most courteous as a result of the community working together.
Skipton is Top Town 2016
The National Campaign for Courtesy is delighted to announce that Skipton in North Yorkshire has been named Top Town for Courtesy for 2016.
The award follows vetting of the town by the charity and was presented at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton on 27 November attended by officials and patrons of the campaign . . . see more details.
Vice-Chairman Robert Zarywacz devised and ran a pilot courteous town scheme in Ilfracombe, North Devon in 2012 in which some 120 businesses in the town demonstrated their courtesy . . . see details.
(from left) Lynda Courtnadge, Mayor of Ilfracombe, is presented with the courteous town certificate by
the Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe, watched by National Campaign for Courtesy Vice-Chairman Robert Zarywacz
(from left) The Top Town 2014 trophy presented by Campaign Central West England Regional Executive Liz Hall
to the Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Beverley Baker, accompanied by Campaign Chairman Peter G Foot
Treasurer Liz Hall developed the concept into an annual award scheme and on 11 September 2014 Shrewsbury Town Council was awarded the campaign’s first annual Top Town trophy. Nominated by a long-standing campaign member, the trophy was presented by Chairman Peter G Foot and Central West England Regional Executive Liz Hall to the Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Beverley Baker, at the town’s Severn Theatre. The Top Town Trophy is to be presented annually and has been sponsored by Tony Bywater MBE and his company Salop Leisure Ltd. of Emstrey, Shropshire . . . see details.
Pictured: (from left) Nathalie Hulbert (Epsom Downs Racecourse), Mary Zoeller (National Campaign for Courtesy),
Frances Rutter (Chief Executive of Epsom & Ewell Borough Council),Chris Grayling MP for Epsom & Ewell,
Peter Foot (National Campaign for Courtesy Chairman), The Mayor of Epsom & Ewell Councillor Christopher Frost,
Alanna Coombes (Town Centre Manager), Harry Corben (Epsom Civic Society) and Vanessa Bond (National Campaign for Courtesy). PHOTO CREDIT: John McKenzie
Epsom was named Top Town 2015 by the National Campaign for Courtesy after Epsom & Ewell Borough Council sent in an impressive application demonstrating that borough residents and businesses work together to make this historic market town clean, safe and welcoming . . . see details.