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Craven's ‘reputation will be on the line’ during Tour
5:14pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
Craven’s reputation will be on the line next year when it hosts part of the Yorkshire stage of the Tour de France, a council boss has warned.
Paul Shevlin, chief executive of Craven District Council, told councillors there was a high risk to the reputation of the local authority, and planning for the event must be right.
The council has allocated £78,000 from its New Homes Bonus money, and an officer-led working party is currently liaising with partner agencies – including Skipton’s town council, the police and North Yorkshire County Council – to ensure the smooth running of the event.
The Tour’s Grand Depart passes through Craven on July 5 and 6, and also takes in Keighley and the Worth Valley on the second day.
Mr Shevlin told the audit and governance committee it was important Craven Council resources were deployed to protect the reputation of the district.
“We want to make sure we get it right,” he said.