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Skipton gives tips on tourism to Oswestry Chamber of Commerce
8:00am Sunday 1st September 2013 in News
Skipton has been teaching a historic town in Shropshire how to make the best of its heritage and commercial assets.
Oswestry Chamber of Commerce executive team visited the town on a fact-finding mission to discover how it has created a powerful identity and strong sense of place which has had a positive impact on the local economy.
The invitation came from Craven District Council chief executive Paul Shevlin – a former chief executive of Oswestry Borough Council.
Also involved were planning officer David Smurthwaite, David Wathen, from Skipton Business Improvement District (BID), Skipton Town Council chief officer Dave Parker and Amanda Casey, of Skipton Chamber of Trade and Commerce.
Oswestry Chamber chairman Heather Noble, said: “We were given great insight into how the two-tier authority manages its key assets like the high street, its vibrant market and many festivals and the important role played by the town’s business leaders. It was a hugely beneficial trip that gave us a host of ideas to develop and take forward.”
Best of Oswestry director and chamber member John Waine added: “Skipton has much in common with Oswestry in that it too, has a wonderful heritage and some precious physical and geographical assets.”
The Oswestry Chamber will give a presentation on its Skipton trip during the Oswestry Connections business fair on October 2.
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