BUSINESSES are being urged to attend a drop-in session today (Tuesday) being organised by Skipton Business Improvement District (BID) as it works towards its fourth five-year term.

Skipton BID, which is entirely financed by the town's businesses, has been going since 2009 and has invested more than £2.2m into Skipton.

One of the first BIDs to be set up in the north of England, its current five year term is due to come to an end in March next year, with its more than 400 levy payers balloted in October as to whether they want it to go ahead for another five years.

The BID currently has three objectives - to encourage visitors, to support businesses and to keep the town attractive and clean. It recently supported Skipton Car Show and carried out a deep clean of the town centre pavements.

Businesses are being invited to drop-in sessions at Skipton Town Hall where they can discuss their priorities in order for the BID to plan for the future - if it gets a new term.

Sessions will take place today (June 6) at The Hub, Skipton Town Hall, from 9am to 1pm; on Tuesday, June 20, from 9am to 1pm, and on Tuesday, June 27, from 9am to 1pm.

Businesses can also have their say online at: Fourth Term Ballot | Skipton BID