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Keighley group's great ideas ahead of ‘Grand Depart’
11:00am Thursday 10th October 2013 in Keighley
A community group set up to involve Worth Valley residents in the Tour de France Grand Depart has staged its first meeting in Keighley.
The ‘Worth the Tour’ session took place in Central Hall, Alice Street, on Monday evening. Group spokesman Gerry Crookes, who lives in Oxenhope, said: “It was a well-attended meeting, with one of the major items on our agenda being the launch of our worththetour.org.uk website.
“Ken Eastwood, of Digital Nomads, explained the website will provide a focal point, where all the activities could be co-ordinated and where everyone in the community could share information.
“He invited all the organisations involved to e-mail the details of their events and activities to firstname.lastname@example.org so they could be uploaded to the site.”
Other topics discussed included plans for a road safety and cycling awareness project for schoolchildren.
The group was also informed Central Hall aims to open up a cafe and toilet facilities for the Tour, and is considering holding a ‘community picnic’.
Gerry added: “The Friends of Holds-worth Park, in Oakworth, are looking at using a bike theme for a decorative planting project. Keighley Shared Churches are also looking at organising entertainment and refreshments, and will offer church buildings for use for displays and heritage events.”