Council: Tell us your event plans for Tour

Keighley News: Council: Tell us  your event plans for Tour Council: Tell us your event plans for Tour

People organising events to celebrate the arrival in the district this summer of the Tour de France are being urged to register their plans with Bradford Council.

Groups and businesses across Keighley and the Worth Valley are preparing to mark the July 6 Grand Depart with a range of activities.

The council is collating details of events and offering help and advice.

It has set up a website – bradford.gov.uk/ tourdefrance – with information for anyone considering running temporary campsites or car parks, having mobile or temporary catering facilities or renting out their home as a temporary bed and breakfast.

And an interactive map is being regularly updated with details of events and facilities to help residents and visitors plan their weekend.

Councillor Andrew Thornton, the Council’s executive member for environment and sport, said: “With about five months to go, it is very important those who want to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity get in touch and discuss what they are planning.

“Our officers will be able to offer advice to help them plan and run these events and facilities safely.”

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10:34am Sun 9 Feb 14

Mixter says...

True to form, the Council is helping in every way it can - Not!
According to its Diktats, you are free to set up a temporary caravan site for a massive THREE caravans, as long as the field is not less than FIVE acres in size!
Already i am embarrassed for whats bound to materialise in the area on behalf of 'The Council'. Unsurpassed in their consistent ability for not being able to organise a pees up in a brewery.
True to form, the Council is helping in every way it can - Not! According to its Diktats, you are free to set up a temporary caravan site for a massive THREE caravans, as long as the field is not less than FIVE acres in size! Already i am embarrassed for whats bound to materialise in the area on behalf of 'The Council'. Unsurpassed in their consistent ability for not being able to organise a pees up in a brewery. Mixter
  • Score: 2

11:34am Sun 9 Feb 14

steve10 says...

Any opportunity to make a few quid from laying down a few made up rules for a one of event.
Any opportunity to make a few quid from laying down a few made up rules for a one of event. steve10
  • Score: 2

3:50pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Stevo54 says...

There will be a thousand made up rules stopping people from enjoying the event, when these are challenged the council jobsworths will wheel out the old "we have to conform to health and safety rules" rubbish.
There will be a thousand made up rules stopping people from enjoying the event, when these are challenged the council jobsworths will wheel out the old "we have to conform to health and safety rules" rubbish. Stevo54
  • Score: 3

11:15am Tue 11 Feb 14

Ian-Holt Roberts says...

AT THIS MONTHS MONTHS COUNCIL MEETING COUNCILOR CORKINGDALE ANNOUNCED THAT THE TOUR WOULD BE OPERATING A TIME TRIAL AND SPEED SECTION ON THE BY PASS FROM SILSDEN ,HOW DOES THAT WORK ,HE DID MENTION THEY WOULD BE PLACING A LOT OF LOOS AROUND THE TOWN AND THAT PARKING WOULD BE RESTRICTED .
AT THIS MONTHS MONTHS COUNCIL MEETING COUNCILOR CORKINGDALE ANNOUNCED THAT THE TOUR WOULD BE OPERATING A TIME TRIAL AND SPEED SECTION ON THE BY PASS FROM SILSDEN ,HOW DOES THAT WORK ,HE DID MENTION THEY WOULD BE PLACING A LOT OF LOOS AROUND THE TOWN AND THAT PARKING WOULD BE RESTRICTED . Ian-Holt Roberts
  • Score: 1

11:24am Tue 11 Feb 14

Ian-Holt Roberts says...

Mixter wrote:
True to form, the Council is helping in every way it can - Not!
According to its Diktats, you are free to set up a temporary caravan site for a massive THREE caravans, as long as the field is not less than FIVE acres in size!
Already i am embarrassed for whats bound to materialise in the area on behalf of 'The Council'. Unsurpassed in their consistent ability for not being able to organise a pees up in a brewery.
We were advised last year at a council meeting that Bradford had requested KLY to supply paying portable loos for the tour in our area saying we should make some money out of it ,and that for years we should benefit from bikers traveling the course .I do hope they are correct with that statement but must admit to having doubts
[quote][p][bold]Mixter[/bold] wrote: True to form, the Council is helping in every way it can - Not! According to its Diktats, you are free to set up a temporary caravan site for a massive THREE caravans, as long as the field is not less than FIVE acres in size! Already i am embarrassed for whats bound to materialise in the area on behalf of 'The Council'. Unsurpassed in their consistent ability for not being able to organise a pees up in a brewery.[/p][/quote]We were advised last year at a council meeting that Bradford had requested KLY to supply paying portable loos for the tour in our area saying we should make some money out of it ,and that for years we should benefit from bikers traveling the course .I do hope they are correct with that statement but must admit to having doubts Ian-Holt Roberts
  • Score: 0

12:17pm Tue 11 Feb 14

TheGerihatrick says...

I would suggest that anyone who has any doubts as to the impact that the Tour will have reads the article in The Craven Herald, ‘Craven is warned of gridlock from Tour de France’.
With threats of main routes being closed to traffic for up to eight hours, it seems that anyone who is unfortunate to live on the route may well become prisoners in their own towns and villages for the day.
I just wonder if anyone has bothered to investigate exactly what the environmental impact to the area will be. Any thoughts as to the consequences and cost seem to be overshadowed by how much money everyone is going to make out of it. That will remain to be seen.
I would suggest therefore that if you’ve no interest in cycling, you pull down the blinds, stick a ‘No Camping’ sign in your front garden and buy a good book.
I would suggest that anyone who has any doubts as to the impact that the Tour will have reads the article in The Craven Herald, ‘Craven is warned of gridlock from Tour de France’. With threats of main routes being closed to traffic for up to eight hours, it seems that anyone who is unfortunate to live on the route may well become prisoners in their own towns and villages for the day. I just wonder if anyone has bothered to investigate exactly what the environmental impact to the area will be. Any thoughts as to the consequences and cost seem to be overshadowed by how much money everyone is going to make out of it. That will remain to be seen. I would suggest therefore that if you’ve no interest in cycling, you pull down the blinds, stick a ‘No Camping’ sign in your front garden and buy a good book. TheGerihatrick
  • Score: 2

1:24pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Ian-Holt Roberts says...

TheGerihatrick wrote:
I would suggest that anyone who has any doubts as to the impact that the Tour will have reads the article in The Craven Herald, ‘Craven is warned of gridlock from Tour de France’.
With threats of main routes being closed to traffic for up to eight hours, it seems that anyone who is unfortunate to live on the route may well become prisoners in their own towns and villages for the day.
I just wonder if anyone has bothered to investigate exactly what the environmental impact to the area will be. Any thoughts as to the consequences and cost seem to be overshadowed by how much money everyone is going to make out of it. That will remain to be seen.
I would suggest therefore that if you’ve no interest in cycling, you pull down the blinds, stick a ‘No Camping’ sign in your front garden and buy a good book.
I love watching the tour on t v but it is no spectacle just watching it go past a given point through a town it will make life miserable for a few of the people who live on the route and it will be better to leave the car in the garage .However I do hope it is a success ,and whilst I have doubts I hope our town makes some much needed money .
[quote][p][bold]TheGerihatrick[/bold] wrote: I would suggest that anyone who has any doubts as to the impact that the Tour will have reads the article in The Craven Herald, ‘Craven is warned of gridlock from Tour de France’. With threats of main routes being closed to traffic for up to eight hours, it seems that anyone who is unfortunate to live on the route may well become prisoners in their own towns and villages for the day. I just wonder if anyone has bothered to investigate exactly what the environmental impact to the area will be. Any thoughts as to the consequences and cost seem to be overshadowed by how much money everyone is going to make out of it. That will remain to be seen. I would suggest therefore that if you’ve no interest in cycling, you pull down the blinds, stick a ‘No Camping’ sign in your front garden and buy a good book.[/p][/quote]I love watching the tour on t v but it is no spectacle just watching it go past a given point through a town it will make life miserable for a few of the people who live on the route and it will be better to leave the car in the garage .However I do hope it is a success ,and whilst I have doubts I hope our town makes some much needed money . Ian-Holt Roberts
  • Score: 0

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