Craven is a local government district found towards the western part of the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, in the north of England. The district largely surrounds the town of Skipton and also features other notable settlements such as High Bentham, Settle and Grassington.
The district covers a total land area of approximately 454 square miles, which actually makes it the 18th largest of England’s 326 districts. Whilst the direct etymology of the name of ‘Craven’ is uncertain, what is for sure is the fact that the moniker has been used to define an area in the region for much longer than the current district has been in existence.
The Formation Of The District Of Craven
In its current form as a local government district, Craven was officially formed on the 1st April 1974 as a direct consequence of the changes wrought by the 1972 Local Government Act on local government organisation all over the UK. That act made many alterations to the local government system, often creating new districts and boroughs by amalgamating former entities.
In the case of Craven, the new district was formed from a merger of the former Skipton urban district, Settle Rural District and most of Skipton Rural District, all previously in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The district then took its name from the ancient moniker oft applied to the region and already in use by the Church of England.
Population, Traffic And Accidents In Craven
According to the latest statistics, the district of Craven is home to around 55,500 permanent residents at a comparatively low population density. This suggests that the area will not see a great deal by way of vehicular traffic as there are simply fewer people looking to get around.
As is true of any region of the country however, there will still be some degree of vehicular activity and whenever there is, there is also a chance of accidents and collisions occurring. It is for that reason therefore, that we will now briefly turn our attention toward the issues surrounding making a Craven whiplash claim.
Making A Craven Whiplash Claim
If a road traffic collision which wasn’t your fault causes a whiplash injury to your neck, then you may be entitled to pursue Craven whiplash claim proceedings. These proceedings are the way by which you can seek the compensation you deserve in light of the physical, emotional and financial hardships created by your injury.
If all of the above has opened your eyes to the possibility of making a Craven whiplash claim, then the best thing to do is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. You can do so simply by calling either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 5th December 2014
Author: David Brown