Call for Oxenhope clean up for Tour

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Coun Derrick Hopkinson Coun Derrick Hopkinson

A councillor has asked if Bradford Council will be cleaning up the road signs and milestones in his parish before the Grand Depart passes through the village.

Coun Derrick Hopkinson, of Oxenhope Parish Council, said: “Many of these signs are looking really grubby, so it would be good to see them at their best in time for the Tour.”

Responding during the parish council’s April full meeting, chairman Coun Neal Cameron said: “I don’t think I’ve ever seen these signs cleaned.”

Council clerk Elaine Pearson said she last remembered the signs being scrubbed during a “spring clean” about six years ago.

Speaking about preparations for the Tour, Coun Tony Maw said the village’s upper football pitch would be converted into a temporary campsite. He added that there would be a ceilidh band playing in the community centre on July 5, with a bar provided by one of Oxenhope’s sports clubs.

Coun Cameron said he would still like to know what temporary parking provision will be available for residents and Coun Hopkinson said he would contact Bradford Council to try and find out.

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