SKIPTON’S visitor information centre has reopened following the relaxing of coronavirus restrictions, and with measures in place to ensure the safety of customers and staff.

Still in its temporary premises in Coach Street - due to the re-development of the town hall - the centre will be open from 9.30am to 4pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays only during July, to coincide with market days in the town.

In August the centre is expected to be open from 9.30am to 4pm, Mondays to Saturdays.

Danielle Daglan, cultural services manager at Craven District Council, said: “Our team have been working hard to welcome visitors back safely and are looking forward to opening up the centre again. We would ask that only one person, couple or family should be in the information centre at any one time. Please read the signage on arrival and follow the instructions. We are encouraging contactless payments where possible. "

The council’s customer services reception at Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road in Skipton is now open from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday, with a one-way system in operation and a maximum of three people allowed within the reception area at any one time.

The licensing team is holding drop-in appointments on Wednesday and Friday mornings, while the revenues and benefits team is seeing customers on an appointment-only basis, and housing options are holding essential appointments only.

An on-duty planning officer service is available strictly by appointment only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.