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  • The Leader of the Council
    After Councillor Knowles-Fitton stands down on the 30th October, Councillor Richard Foster will, in his role as Deputy Leader, become the operational Leader of the Council while still remaining the Deputy. An election for the next Leader will be called at the next full Council meeting on December 2nd.
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CDC News
  • Bid for Tour de France history
    Craven District Council is auctioning off official Tour de France bunting and banners that adorned Skipton this summer. Money raised will go the Chairman of the Council's charity Lupus UK.
  • The winners of the Craven Community Champion Awards 2014
    A special prize evening was held at The Coniston Hotel last Thursday to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Craven's communities. The awards ceremony paid accolade to some amazing people who help to make the district special. Winners of the awards were given their moment in the spotlight when the third annual Craven Community Champion Awards were announced.
  • Albion Place named Development of the Year
    Albion Place in Skipton has been recognised as the best property development in Yorkshire over the last 12 months, taking the top prize at Insider's Yorkshire Property Industry Awards.
  • Council news
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What's on in Craven
  • Saturdays - Skipton parkrun
    A FREE 5km run for all ages and abilities. Every Saturday at 9am. Now in its second year.
  • Saturdays - Get Back In the Saddle
    A FREE social ride from Skipton. Every Saturday at 9.30am.
  • 09/11/2014 Skipton Wedding Fair
    This year's Skipton Wedding Fair will be at Herriots Hotel as the Town Hall is temporarily closed for refurbishment. Entry is free. 11am to 3pm.
  • 11/11/2014 'Craven Remembers' WW1 showcase event
    Skipton Library presents a showcase event offering people from all over the district the opportunity to discover what life was like in Craven during the early months of the First World War. 10am-3pm
  • 17/11/2014 Unseen, at Craven Museum & Gallery
    An exhibition that showcases the beautiful, interesting and curious objects held in the museum's collection. Despite the museum's 85-year history, some of the 30,000 objects have never been displayed to the public. Unseen will therefore give you the first peek at our hidden collection.
  • 30/11/2014 The Great Skipton Santa Fun Run
    5k for all ages (6+) and abilities, in Aireville Park
  • More Craven Events
    Looking for things to do on a rainy day, sunny day or holiday in the Yorkshire Dales, Skipton, Settle and beyond? Search the events on the Craven Events website.