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In accordance with protocols following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Town Council meeting originally scheduled for 7.00pm on 15th September 2022 has been postponed and has been rescheduled following the period of national mourning. The Full Council meeting will now take place on Monday 3rd October at 7pm.

In addition to this, Skipton Market will be closed on Monday 19th September 2022 due to Her Majesty's Funeral.




Skipton Town Council aims to recognise and say thank you to the people who go above and beyond to serve the community and people of Skipton. These unsung heroes who often go unnoticed. Do you know a person or group that has helped our community? Someone, or a group, you or our community would be lost without.

If so, please nominate your local hero!!

They could be a person who goes above and beyond for others in our community, often going unnoticed. A volunteer hero who always puts their hand up to be involved when and where help is needed the most. A front-line worker, who despite fear and challenges, always went to extraordinary lengths to keep our community going. A person who dedicates vast amounts of their own time and effort to take care of the most vulnerable people in our community. Or an organisation that shows the real caring spirit of the Skipton Community. Providing support without hesitation or question.

Please click on the link for an application form




This was a  fantastic day for Skipton, a step forward with Pride and progress was made for the town and its people. It was wonderful to see so many people come out and support the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies.

We hope that this can become an annual event and will grow in its success. A huge thank you to all the entertainers, staff, supporters, sponsors and all who helped make the day such a success.  

Special thanks to  
Malcolm Stoney Photography
Claire Nallon Photography 
Rombalds Radio
For letting us use your photography of the event. 
Photos can be viewed on the Skipton Pride Facebook page. 




The Youth Council is looking for new members, including leadership roles of Chair and Vice Chair. If you are interested in being part of the Youth Council get in touch with Chloe Thwaites by emailing Chloe.Thwaites@northyorks.gov.uk or find them on Facebook or Instagram @cravenyouthcouncil



After three months of consultation with the public, Zoë Metcalfe, North Yorkshire’s Police Fire and Crime Commissioner has made her decisions on how the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service will continue in its transformation over the next three years.

Underpinning these final decisions is the drive to help the public to be safe and feel safe in North Yorkshire and York.

The changes were first proposed to the public earlier this year, detailing how the Fire and Rescue service would seek to deploy its people, equipment and resources based on an extensive risk assessment across North Yorkshire and York, which identified the likelihood and severity of fires, road traffic collisions, water related incidents, and other emergencies.

Consultation with the public consisted of 12 public events at which 1,400 people actively engaged, three resident focus groups and an online survey which received 1,300 responses. Throughout this period Commissioner Zoë put the questions asked by the public to leaders of the Fire and Rescue Service and interrogated their response, scrutinising the detail of the data and evidence set out.

Commissioner Zoë has made approvals, subject to stipulations on some of the proposals, after evaluating the evidence and considering the views and opinions of the public.

Importantly, the decisions made by Commissioner Zoë enable any savings to be re-invested into vital areas of the Service identified as key public priorities; increasing prevention and protection work across the service area, which includes permanent investment into prevention and protection teams at this point and concentrating on improving the availability of On-call fire engines in rural areas. 

Amongst the approved proposals is to change Huntington to an On-call station with the requirement for the Chief Fire Officer to implement an ongoing assurance review of on-call response time data annually. The decision falls heavily on evidence that there is more emergency response resource in the York area than the risk or demand requires, and therefore changing Huntington station is safe, and will enable capacity for more prevention and protection work.

The proposal to replace the Tactical Response fire engine at Harrogate with a larger Emergency Rescue fire engine has been approved and will be crewed only during peak hours. The second Emergency Rescue fire engine at this site will remain full-time, therefore increasing capacity and capability to respond to an emergency when demand is at its greatest, as well as improving resilience across the service area. Harrogate will pilot this proposal and after a 3-year review, the Commissioner will look to adopt in Scarborough.







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