Top Town Award

Top Town Award 2016The 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 Mayor Skipton Mayor of Skipton, Councillor Martin Emmerson accepts the Top Town for Courtesy Trophy 2016 from John Stokes, Acting Chairman of the National Campaign for Courtesy

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.

Previous winners

2012: Ilfracombe

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.

Lynda Courtnadge, Mayor of Ilfracombe, is presented with the courteous town certificate by the Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe, watched by Robert Zarywacz of the National Campaign for Courtesy

(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 

2014: Shrewsbury

(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
(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.

2015: Epsom

Epsom National Campaign for Courtesy Top Town 2015

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.