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‘Lack of interest’ for Tour advice
10:00am Friday 13th September 2013 in News
A workshop aimed at encouraging people to organise street parties during next year’s Yorkshire Tour de France was postponed because of a lack of interest.
Thursday’s workshop, organised by Craven District Council, was billed as a chance for residents and businesses to make the most of the event when it comes to Craven in July next year.
But the event was cancelled at the last minute after just three people registered an interest.
It has now been re-scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 26 after 20 more people responded to an article in the Craven Herald. A spokesman said: “The decision was taken last week to postpone until later in September because of low take-up initially, but following the piece in last week’s paper we have had a lot more interest.
“We have also had some inquiries from people who couldn’t attend the first date but would like to be kept informed and so the workshop will be held later this month.”
Next year’s tour will include a 100-day-long cultural festival which aims to showcase Yorkshire to the rest of the world.
The council will also launch its updated events management guide, full of useful information for event organisers.
“There will be specific information about the Tour de France and a quick guide to possible funding,” added the spokesman.
The rescheduled workshop will take place at the council offices in Belle Vue Square from 6pm to 8pm. Anyone interested should register on the website CravenTdFCulturalFest.eventbrite.co.uk
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