Knaresborough Dog Friendly is on FaceBook

Knaresborough Dog Friendly is a FB Page which aims to encourage businesses in Knaresborough to adopt a dog friendly attitude.

 

How you can support a dog friendly business

Like & share Knaresborough Dog Friendly with your friends & dog
friendly businesses, by Posting comments & Sharing experiences

 

To dog owners - please make the experience of welcoming dogs into business premises and open spaces a positive one . . . by considering your 'petiquette' at all times.

 

We all know how good Knaresborough is for "Retail & Recreation" so here's a walk
which is ideal for both:-

 

Walk Summary:

A pleasant dog friendly, town & country ramble. Proceed along Waterside, crossing to the south bank of the River Nidd before turning for home past St Robert's cave and heading for the ruins of Knaresborough Castle & delights of local shops in Castlegate and surrounding streets. Food & refreshments are available en route, but please check with the establishment to avoid disappointment.

 

Route Summary:

Starting from Conyngham Riverside CP HG5 9AY - High Bridge -

Viaduct (The Black Mulberry HG58DE tel 797930) - Low Bridge
(Mother Shipton Inn HG58HZ tel 865368) - Grimbald Bridge
(The Watermill HG58LH tel 07703 356 519) - St. Robert's Cave -
Crag Top footpath - Knaresborough Castle (The Cross Keys
HG58AX tel 863572) - High Bridge - Conyngham Riverside CP

 

Please #ShareWithCare and choose appropriate footwear for
mixed terrain walking. Not suitable for pushchairs or bicycles.

 

TopTips from Leanne at
Scruffs Dog Spa & Boutique

 

In hot weather give your dog a good brush before a long walk to help air circulate through the fur and in really hot weather have a thought about how long dogs (particularly short haired) can tolerate sun, without shade. Always take plenty of water with you and look out for shady spots to rest in.

In cold or wet weather spare a thought for how well your dog tolerates the conditions and always take a dry towel to help warm them up. Take plenty of water with you and in icy conditions look out for any reaction to gritting salt which can burn paw pads. Wash the paws with water if your dog is distressed. Paw wax is available to help protect paws from the effect of salt.

 

Buzzwords

 

2018 could be the year when
Experiential Marketing takes off,
simply because retailers are realising
that great experiences build value.
It doesn’t have to be anything
glamorous, you just have to provide
an enjoyable or positive hands-on
experience for customers.

 

And while many customers want to know where their products come from, most are really looking to see that a business has some reason for doing what it does. So 2018 could be the year where businesses which have Transparency are rewarded. Are you paying attention to the products you’re selling, and can you talk knowledgeably about them?

 

And why is that important?

Well . . . Customers are happy to reward increased transparency.

One study found that “86 percent of millennial moms reported that they would pay more for a product with full transparency"


What is a "millennial"?











We're going to hear a lot more about millennials in 2018.

Find out more here:- Marketing to Millennials

 

Thank you                      Andy Grinter

Welcome to our latest Newsletter

The first of 2018. In it, we keep you updated with some of the latest commercial news and provide vital tips to help set you up for a busy year ahead.

In this edition:-

Useful links on Workplace Pensions and new Energy Efficiency regulations & more.

And as part of Operation Footfall to get more customers to VisitCastlegate . . .
Top tips from national award winning retailers in the 'How's Business' section

News of the Knaresborough Dog Friendly FB page

A reminder that English Tourism Week starts on 17th March #ETW18

And . . . Do you know what a millennial is?

Also featuring:-

Things that make us go 'Yay!' and Buzz Words for 2018

 

CASTLEGATE NEWS

Choose | Use | Enthuse

Distance:

4.3 miles

Ascent:

488 feet

Time:

3 hrs 20 mins

Start Grid Ref:

SE344572

Useful Links

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Workplace Pension

If you became an employer on or after 1 October 2017, you must enrol all eligible staff into a workplace pension as soon as they start working for you.

More details here:-

Government Advice on
Workplace Pensions

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New energy efficiency

regulations start in April 2018

Landlords risk hefty fines for low EPC properties

New energy efficiency regulations will start in 2018. As of April you won’t be able to let a property or renew an existing tenancy if the property in question has an EPC rating of below E-

Landlords  Warned
over Low EPC Ratings

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So How's Business?

Well there's always room for extra, but what should we be doing more to attract new customers?

Wouldn't it be good if Yorkshire’s award winning towns and high streets: Bishopthorpe Road York, Pateley Bridge, and Helmsley gave us some clues?

Well guess what!

There is a guide that gives us lots of ideas on how we can make our shopping streets, right here in Knaresborough -THE place to be' by increasing the number of people visiting.

Have a read and see what
you think . . .

Does your town centre have some
great independent shops that could do with some more customer footfall?

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Things that make us go Yay!

The 2018 Winter Olympics are in South Korea from February 9 to 25.

 

 

 

 

 

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach is in the process of constructing a new £16.25million rollercoaster - due to open in the spring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There's another
royal baby on the
way for Will & Kate
- due April.

 

The next royal
wedding has a
date - May 19.

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The Great Exhibition of the North, an exhibition celebrating the North of England, will take place in Newcastle and Gateshead between June and September 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The next edition of Castlegate News
is due May 2018

VisitCastlegate

Traders Association

Feb. 2018

Knaresborough - Shops & Businesses

IN THE HEART OF KNARESBOROUGH