Tour de France visitors urged to explore the district's tourist gems

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Buildings in Keighley which are being improved with help from lottery funding Buildings in Keighley which are being improved with help from lottery funding

VISITORS flooding into the Bradford district this week for the start of the Tour de France are being urged to take in other sights.

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bosses are encouraging spectators to view projects which the grant-giving body has supported.

A map of 20 HLF-funded schemes along the Yorkshire route of the race has been produced.

And among them is a Keighley town centre regeneration initiative and a steam locomotive restoration.

“Thousands of spectators will line the route for the two days when the Tour de France is in Yorkshire," said Fiona Spiers, head of HLF in the region.

"Once the peloton has flown past, these spectators will have plenty of opportunity to explore the county's glorious and impressive heritage.”

Keighley has received more than £10 million in HLF grants, covering 55 projects, since 1994.

The town centre initiative was awarded more than £2m to help with a mixture of building and streetscape improvements.

It has included restoration of a run-down arcade and the reinstatement of traditional shop fronts and signage.

Sue Oakley, the Townscape Heritage Initiative officer, said: "Thanks to the engagement of property owners and funding from the HLF and Bradford Council, we are successfully restoring several historic buildings in Keighley.

"The town has a great deal of character and this is being revealed during the project, with many hidden features being discovered such as Victorian shop fronts, old signs and carvings."

The Bahamas Locomotive Society, based on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, received £780,800 towards bringing a Jubilee-class loco – 45596 Bahamas – back into operation.

The steam engine, originally used by the London Midland and Scottish Railway, was bought for preservation in 1967.

Volunteers hope to have the loco operational again by early 2017.

HLF says that about £219m of its investment since the mid 1990s is located within three miles of the Tour route through Yorkshire – around half the total across the whole county and the Humber.

Meanwhile, Bradford Council has warned people that some of its services will be affected by the race.

Roads on and adjacent to the route will be closed from 5.30am on Saturday, July 5, and 6.30am on Sunday, July 6, until mid afternoon.

Certain waste tips, leisure centres and libraries will be affected.

Golden Butts household waste site in Ilkley will be closed on Saturday and the Sugden End household waste site will be closed on Sunday.

All the other waste sites will be open as normal, which includes Royd Ings at Keighley which will still be open to residents approaching from the east.

However, the volume of traffic may be so dense and access may be difficult, so if it is at all possible it is best to visit the tips another day.

Ilkley Library will be open all day on Saturday and Menston and Burley libraries are scheduled to open from 9.30am to noon and from 1pm to 4pm. No libraries will be open on Sunday as usual.

The Leisure Centre, Keighley, will close at noon on Saturday, and will be closed all day Sunday as it is adjacent to Victoria Park, the site of Keighley’s spectator hub, and the area will be used for parking for spectators.

Ilkley Lido will be closed all day Saturday as this area is being used for campers, but will reopen Sunday.

Council leader, Councillor David Green said: "We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our residents but we hope they will understand these closures are necessary to ensure the world’s largest annual sporting event passes through our district safely and that everyone enjoys this amazing spectacle.

"We have kept the closures to a minimum and we advise people to plan ahead and look to visit their household waste tip or library, for instance, on another day."

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10:34am Mon 30 Jun 14

FinlandStation says...

Why is City Hall relying on the lottery people to publicise Bradford? Isn't this the job of Cllr. Hinchcliffe and her somnolent Visit Bradford team?
Why is City Hall relying on the lottery people to publicise Bradford? Isn't this the job of Cllr. Hinchcliffe and her somnolent Visit Bradford team? FinlandStation
  • Score: 20

11:00am Mon 30 Jun 14

piltdownman says...

What with the Curry Capital, the Bradford Festival, the 'World' Curry Festival and now this, Cllr Hinchcliffe doesn't seem to be doing a very good job of publicising Bradford. Time to get somebody who knows what they are doing?
What with the Curry Capital, the Bradford Festival, the 'World' Curry Festival and now this, Cllr Hinchcliffe doesn't seem to be doing a very good job of publicising Bradford. Time to get somebody who knows what they are doing? piltdownman
  • Score: 17

12:05pm Mon 30 Jun 14

JAtkinson says...

Really excited about le Tour coming through. It's a huge worldwide event and I don't think many of us Brits realise just how massive an occasion it is and how privileged we are to have it. Just hope the weather's fine to show off our countryside at its best.

As for the selling of Bradford, sure the council could have done more but it would have been costly. Most people from out of town will check out Welcome2Yorkshire's page and found links about what to do from there, such as Visit Bradford. Was a bit disappointed when I looked at W2Y's page to see there doesn't seem to be that much going on further up the Aire Valley outside of Keighley, but I suppose the peleton will be doing 30-40mph down the bypass.
Really excited about le Tour coming through. It's a huge worldwide event and I don't think many of us Brits realise just how massive an occasion it is and how privileged we are to have it. Just hope the weather's fine to show off our countryside at its best. As for the selling of Bradford, sure the council could have done more but it would have been costly. Most people from out of town will check out Welcome2Yorkshire's page and found links about what to do from there, such as Visit Bradford. Was a bit disappointed when I looked at W2Y's page to see there doesn't seem to be that much going on further up the Aire Valley outside of Keighley, but I suppose the peleton will be doing 30-40mph down the bypass. JAtkinson
  • Score: -22

12:35pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Andy2010 says...

JAtkinson wrote:
Really excited about le Tour coming through. It's a huge worldwide event and I don't think many of us Brits realise just how massive an occasion it is and how privileged we are to have it. Just hope the weather's fine to show off our countryside at its best.

As for the selling of Bradford, sure the council could have done more but it would have been costly. Most people from out of town will check out Welcome2Yorkshire's page and found links about what to do from there, such as Visit Bradford. Was a bit disappointed when I looked at W2Y's page to see there doesn't seem to be that much going on further up the Aire Valley outside of Keighley, but I suppose the peleton will be doing 30-40mph down the bypass.
We have family up visiting us to watch the race this week and asking them what they would like to do they were open to us entertaining them as long as

" Please dont take us anywhere near that Bradford centre as I visited there on business about 3 years ago and its the most god awful place"

Night out in Leeds it is then
[quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: Really excited about le Tour coming through. It's a huge worldwide event and I don't think many of us Brits realise just how massive an occasion it is and how privileged we are to have it. Just hope the weather's fine to show off our countryside at its best. As for the selling of Bradford, sure the council could have done more but it would have been costly. Most people from out of town will check out Welcome2Yorkshire's page and found links about what to do from there, such as Visit Bradford. Was a bit disappointed when I looked at W2Y's page to see there doesn't seem to be that much going on further up the Aire Valley outside of Keighley, but I suppose the peleton will be doing 30-40mph down the bypass.[/p][/quote]We have family up visiting us to watch the race this week and asking them what they would like to do they were open to us entertaining them as long as " Please dont take us anywhere near that Bradford centre as I visited there on business about 3 years ago and its the most god awful place" Night out in Leeds it is then Andy2010
  • Score: 31

12:42pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Suprised Bradford Council didn't push for the race to go into the City Center, then it could send the team cars down the Bus lane and get the fine department working overtime.

It says something when Keighley is on the route but Bradford isn't.
Suprised Bradford Council didn't push for the race to go into the City Center, then it could send the team cars down the Bus lane and get the fine department working overtime. It says something when Keighley is on the route but Bradford isn't. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 20

12:57pm Mon 30 Jun 14

JAtkinson says...

Andy2010 wrote:
JAtkinson wrote:
Really excited about le Tour coming through. It's a huge worldwide event and I don't think many of us Brits realise just how massive an occasion it is and how privileged we are to have it. Just hope the weather's fine to show off our countryside at its best.

As for the selling of Bradford, sure the council could have done more but it would have been costly. Most people from out of town will check out Welcome2Yorkshire's page and found links about what to do from there, such as Visit Bradford. Was a bit disappointed when I looked at W2Y's page to see there doesn't seem to be that much going on further up the Aire Valley outside of Keighley, but I suppose the peleton will be doing 30-40mph down the bypass.
We have family up visiting us to watch the race this week and asking them what they would like to do they were open to us entertaining them as long as

" Please dont take us anywhere near that Bradford centre as I visited there on business about 3 years ago and its the most god awful place"

Night out in Leeds it is then
You and your friends will be out in Leeds? Another reason for me to go to Bradford. Cheers.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: Really excited about le Tour coming through. It's a huge worldwide event and I don't think many of us Brits realise just how massive an occasion it is and how privileged we are to have it. Just hope the weather's fine to show off our countryside at its best. As for the selling of Bradford, sure the council could have done more but it would have been costly. Most people from out of town will check out Welcome2Yorkshire's page and found links about what to do from there, such as Visit Bradford. Was a bit disappointed when I looked at W2Y's page to see there doesn't seem to be that much going on further up the Aire Valley outside of Keighley, but I suppose the peleton will be doing 30-40mph down the bypass.[/p][/quote]We have family up visiting us to watch the race this week and asking them what they would like to do they were open to us entertaining them as long as " Please dont take us anywhere near that Bradford centre as I visited there on business about 3 years ago and its the most god awful place" Night out in Leeds it is then[/p][/quote]You and your friends will be out in Leeds? Another reason for me to go to Bradford. Cheers. JAtkinson
  • Score: -20

1:34pm Mon 30 Jun 14

sorrow&anger says...

JAtkinson wrote:
Really excited about le Tour coming through. It's a huge worldwide event and I don't think many of us Brits realise just how massive an occasion it is and how privileged we are to have it. Just hope the weather's fine to show off our countryside at its best.

As for the selling of Bradford, sure the council could have done more but it would have been costly. Most people from out of town will check out Welcome2Yorkshire's page and found links about what to do from there, such as Visit Bradford. Was a bit disappointed when I looked at W2Y's page to see there doesn't seem to be that much going on further up the Aire Valley outside of Keighley, but I suppose the peleton will be doing 30-40mph down the bypass.
Yes publicity costs money, but if it's done properly it brings in more cash than was spent. This is the advanced business concept of investment which seems totally foreign to Cllr. Hinchcliffe.

Or is she worried that Bradford is such a dump that no matter how much money is spent, nobody will want to visit. See Andy's post.
[quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: Really excited about le Tour coming through. It's a huge worldwide event and I don't think many of us Brits realise just how massive an occasion it is and how privileged we are to have it. Just hope the weather's fine to show off our countryside at its best. As for the selling of Bradford, sure the council could have done more but it would have been costly. Most people from out of town will check out Welcome2Yorkshire's page and found links about what to do from there, such as Visit Bradford. Was a bit disappointed when I looked at W2Y's page to see there doesn't seem to be that much going on further up the Aire Valley outside of Keighley, but I suppose the peleton will be doing 30-40mph down the bypass.[/p][/quote]Yes publicity costs money, but if it's done properly it brings in more cash than was spent. This is the advanced business concept of investment which seems totally foreign to Cllr. Hinchcliffe. Or is she worried that Bradford is such a dump that no matter how much money is spent, nobody will want to visit. See Andy's post. sorrow&anger
  • Score: 25

1:39pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Andy2010 says...

JAtkinson wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
JAtkinson wrote:
Really excited about le Tour coming through. It's a huge worldwide event and I don't think many of us Brits realise just how massive an occasion it is and how privileged we are to have it. Just hope the weather's fine to show off our countryside at its best.

As for the selling of Bradford, sure the council could have done more but it would have been costly. Most people from out of town will check out Welcome2Yorkshire's page and found links about what to do from there, such as Visit Bradford. Was a bit disappointed when I looked at W2Y's page to see there doesn't seem to be that much going on further up the Aire Valley outside of Keighley, but I suppose the peleton will be doing 30-40mph down the bypass.
We have family up visiting us to watch the race this week and asking them what they would like to do they were open to us entertaining them as long as

" Please dont take us anywhere near that Bradford centre as I visited there on business about 3 years ago and its the most god awful place"

Night out in Leeds it is then
You and your friends will be out in Leeds? Another reason for me to go to Bradford. Cheers.
Dont worry wasnt inviting you..

Enjoy the ambience of the City Park in my absence. Try some world class cuisine in Lloyds Bar and then go for a lovely little stroll through the town centre and embrace the thriving night time entertainment (stab vest is optional)

In the meantime I will be enjoying shopping at Harvey Nichols, a beautiful 5 star meal and maybe a few cocktails at the numerous wine bars.
[quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: Really excited about le Tour coming through. It's a huge worldwide event and I don't think many of us Brits realise just how massive an occasion it is and how privileged we are to have it. Just hope the weather's fine to show off our countryside at its best. As for the selling of Bradford, sure the council could have done more but it would have been costly. Most people from out of town will check out Welcome2Yorkshire's page and found links about what to do from there, such as Visit Bradford. Was a bit disappointed when I looked at W2Y's page to see there doesn't seem to be that much going on further up the Aire Valley outside of Keighley, but I suppose the peleton will be doing 30-40mph down the bypass.[/p][/quote]We have family up visiting us to watch the race this week and asking them what they would like to do they were open to us entertaining them as long as " Please dont take us anywhere near that Bradford centre as I visited there on business about 3 years ago and its the most god awful place" Night out in Leeds it is then[/p][/quote]You and your friends will be out in Leeds? Another reason for me to go to Bradford. Cheers.[/p][/quote]Dont worry wasnt inviting you.. Enjoy the ambience of the City Park in my absence. Try some world class cuisine in Lloyds Bar and then go for a lovely little stroll through the town centre and embrace the thriving night time entertainment (stab vest is optional) In the meantime I will be enjoying shopping at Harvey Nichols, a beautiful 5 star meal and maybe a few cocktails at the numerous wine bars. Andy2010
  • Score: 21

1:56pm Mon 30 Jun 14

sunnysidedown says...

Andy2010 wrote:
JAtkinson wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
JAtkinson wrote:
Really excited about le Tour coming through. It's a huge worldwide event and I don't think many of us Brits realise just how massive an occasion it is and how privileged we are to have it. Just hope the weather's fine to show off our countryside at its best.

As for the selling of Bradford, sure the council could have done more but it would have been costly. Most people from out of town will check out Welcome2Yorkshire's page and found links about what to do from there, such as Visit Bradford. Was a bit disappointed when I looked at W2Y's page to see there doesn't seem to be that much going on further up the Aire Valley outside of Keighley, but I suppose the peleton will be doing 30-40mph down the bypass.
We have family up visiting us to watch the race this week and asking them what they would like to do they were open to us entertaining them as long as

" Please dont take us anywhere near that Bradford centre as I visited there on business about 3 years ago and its the most god awful place"

Night out in Leeds it is then
You and your friends will be out in Leeds? Another reason for me to go to Bradford. Cheers.
Dont worry wasnt inviting you..

Enjoy the ambience of the City Park in my absence. Try some world class cuisine in Lloyds Bar and then go for a lovely little stroll through the town centre and embrace the thriving night time entertainment (stab vest is optional)

In the meantime I will be enjoying shopping at Harvey Nichols, a beautiful 5 star meal and maybe a few cocktails at the numerous wine bars.
Maybe Coun Hinchcliffe is right to keep quiet about Bradford. Maybe she isn't so daft after all.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: Really excited about le Tour coming through. It's a huge worldwide event and I don't think many of us Brits realise just how massive an occasion it is and how privileged we are to have it. Just hope the weather's fine to show off our countryside at its best. As for the selling of Bradford, sure the council could have done more but it would have been costly. Most people from out of town will check out Welcome2Yorkshire's page and found links about what to do from there, such as Visit Bradford. Was a bit disappointed when I looked at W2Y's page to see there doesn't seem to be that much going on further up the Aire Valley outside of Keighley, but I suppose the peleton will be doing 30-40mph down the bypass.[/p][/quote]We have family up visiting us to watch the race this week and asking them what they would like to do they were open to us entertaining them as long as " Please dont take us anywhere near that Bradford centre as I visited there on business about 3 years ago and its the most god awful place" Night out in Leeds it is then[/p][/quote]You and your friends will be out in Leeds? Another reason for me to go to Bradford. Cheers.[/p][/quote]Dont worry wasnt inviting you.. Enjoy the ambience of the City Park in my absence. Try some world class cuisine in Lloyds Bar and then go for a lovely little stroll through the town centre and embrace the thriving night time entertainment (stab vest is optional) In the meantime I will be enjoying shopping at Harvey Nichols, a beautiful 5 star meal and maybe a few cocktails at the numerous wine bars.[/p][/quote]Maybe Coun Hinchcliffe is right to keep quiet about Bradford. Maybe she isn't so daft after all. sunnysidedown
  • Score: 14

5:26pm Mon 30 Jun 14

linebacker2 says...

Andy2010 wrote:
JAtkinson wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
JAtkinson wrote:
Really excited about le Tour coming through. It's a huge worldwide event and I don't think many of us Brits realise just how massive an occasion it is and how privileged we are to have it. Just hope the weather's fine to show off our countryside at its best.

As for the selling of Bradford, sure the council could have done more but it would have been costly. Most people from out of town will check out Welcome2Yorkshire's page and found links about what to do from there, such as Visit Bradford. Was a bit disappointed when I looked at W2Y's page to see there doesn't seem to be that much going on further up the Aire Valley outside of Keighley, but I suppose the peleton will be doing 30-40mph down the bypass.
We have family up visiting us to watch the race this week and asking them what they would like to do they were open to us entertaining them as long as

" Please dont take us anywhere near that Bradford centre as I visited there on business about 3 years ago and its the most god awful place"

Night out in Leeds it is then
You and your friends will be out in Leeds? Another reason for me to go to Bradford. Cheers.
Dont worry wasnt inviting you..

Enjoy the ambience of the City Park in my absence. Try some world class cuisine in Lloyds Bar and then go for a lovely little stroll through the town centre and embrace the thriving night time entertainment (stab vest is optional)

In the meantime I will be enjoying shopping at Harvey Nichols, a beautiful 5 star meal and maybe a few cocktails at the numerous wine bars.
And like most other poseurs who frequent such establishments as Harvey Nicks - it's paid for on credit..
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: Really excited about le Tour coming through. It's a huge worldwide event and I don't think many of us Brits realise just how massive an occasion it is and how privileged we are to have it. Just hope the weather's fine to show off our countryside at its best. As for the selling of Bradford, sure the council could have done more but it would have been costly. Most people from out of town will check out Welcome2Yorkshire's page and found links about what to do from there, such as Visit Bradford. Was a bit disappointed when I looked at W2Y's page to see there doesn't seem to be that much going on further up the Aire Valley outside of Keighley, but I suppose the peleton will be doing 30-40mph down the bypass.[/p][/quote]We have family up visiting us to watch the race this week and asking them what they would like to do they were open to us entertaining them as long as " Please dont take us anywhere near that Bradford centre as I visited there on business about 3 years ago and its the most god awful place" Night out in Leeds it is then[/p][/quote]You and your friends will be out in Leeds? Another reason for me to go to Bradford. Cheers.[/p][/quote]Dont worry wasnt inviting you.. Enjoy the ambience of the City Park in my absence. Try some world class cuisine in Lloyds Bar and then go for a lovely little stroll through the town centre and embrace the thriving night time entertainment (stab vest is optional) In the meantime I will be enjoying shopping at Harvey Nichols, a beautiful 5 star meal and maybe a few cocktails at the numerous wine bars.[/p][/quote]And like most other poseurs who frequent such establishments as Harvey Nicks - it's paid for on credit.. linebacker2
  • Score: 0

5:50pm Mon 30 Jun 14

bachtothefuture says...

linebacker2 wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
JAtkinson wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
JAtkinson wrote:
Really excited about le Tour coming through. It's a huge worldwide event and I don't think many of us Brits realise just how massive an occasion it is and how privileged we are to have it. Just hope the weather's fine to show off our countryside at its best.

As for the selling of Bradford, sure the council could have done more but it would have been costly. Most people from out of town will check out Welcome2Yorkshire's page and found links about what to do from there, such as Visit Bradford. Was a bit disappointed when I looked at W2Y's page to see there doesn't seem to be that much going on further up the Aire Valley outside of Keighley, but I suppose the peleton will be doing 30-40mph down the bypass.
We have family up visiting us to watch the race this week and asking them what they would like to do they were open to us entertaining them as long as

" Please dont take us anywhere near that Bradford centre as I visited there on business about 3 years ago and its the most god awful place"

Night out in Leeds it is then
You and your friends will be out in Leeds? Another reason for me to go to Bradford. Cheers.
Dont worry wasnt inviting you..

Enjoy the ambience of the City Park in my absence. Try some world class cuisine in Lloyds Bar and then go for a lovely little stroll through the town centre and embrace the thriving night time entertainment (stab vest is optional)

In the meantime I will be enjoying shopping at Harvey Nichols, a beautiful 5 star meal and maybe a few cocktails at the numerous wine bars.
And like most other poseurs who frequent such establishments as Harvey Nicks - it's paid for on credit..
What's that got to do with Le Tour and Coun. Hinchcliffe's unprofessional negligence in failing to publicise Bradford's many attractions.
[quote][p][bold]linebacker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: Really excited about le Tour coming through. It's a huge worldwide event and I don't think many of us Brits realise just how massive an occasion it is and how privileged we are to have it. Just hope the weather's fine to show off our countryside at its best. As for the selling of Bradford, sure the council could have done more but it would have been costly. Most people from out of town will check out Welcome2Yorkshire's page and found links about what to do from there, such as Visit Bradford. Was a bit disappointed when I looked at W2Y's page to see there doesn't seem to be that much going on further up the Aire Valley outside of Keighley, but I suppose the peleton will be doing 30-40mph down the bypass.[/p][/quote]We have family up visiting us to watch the race this week and asking them what they would like to do they were open to us entertaining them as long as " Please dont take us anywhere near that Bradford centre as I visited there on business about 3 years ago and its the most god awful place" Night out in Leeds it is then[/p][/quote]You and your friends will be out in Leeds? Another reason for me to go to Bradford. Cheers.[/p][/quote]Dont worry wasnt inviting you.. Enjoy the ambience of the City Park in my absence. Try some world class cuisine in Lloyds Bar and then go for a lovely little stroll through the town centre and embrace the thriving night time entertainment (stab vest is optional) In the meantime I will be enjoying shopping at Harvey Nichols, a beautiful 5 star meal and maybe a few cocktails at the numerous wine bars.[/p][/quote]And like most other poseurs who frequent such establishments as Harvey Nicks - it's paid for on credit..[/p][/quote]What's that got to do with Le Tour and Coun. Hinchcliffe's unprofessional negligence in failing to publicise Bradford's many attractions. bachtothefuture
  • Score: 5

7:24pm Mon 30 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

I'm sure some folk staying in Bradford for the tour will take in the sights such as the Media Museum, City Park, The Alhambra, The World Heritage site in Saltaire and The Bronte Parsonage. It's all good and these attractions do bring millions of pounds into the Bradford economy each year, the tour spectators that take in the Bradford tourist attractions will just add to that total when spending their cash.
I'm sure some folk staying in Bradford for the tour will take in the sights such as the Media Museum, City Park, The Alhambra, The World Heritage site in Saltaire and The Bronte Parsonage. It's all good and these attractions do bring millions of pounds into the Bradford economy each year, the tour spectators that take in the Bradford tourist attractions will just add to that total when spending their cash. bcfc1903
  • Score: 3

9:49pm Mon 30 Jun 14

sunnysidedown says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
I'm sure some folk staying in Bradford for the tour will take in the sights such as the Media Museum, City Park, The Alhambra, The World Heritage site in Saltaire and The Bronte Parsonage. It's all good and these attractions do bring millions of pounds into the Bradford economy each year, the tour spectators that take in the Bradford tourist attractions will just add to that total when spending their cash.
Not a particularly inspiring list is it.

You should read your T&A. The Council's planning idiots are just about to allow Shipley College to erect an ugly, totally out of keeping, block house in Saltaire that will ruin the heritage site forever. It's just as well that Saltaire is another site Coun. Hinchcliffe can't be bothered to publicise.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: I'm sure some folk staying in Bradford for the tour will take in the sights such as the Media Museum, City Park, The Alhambra, The World Heritage site in Saltaire and The Bronte Parsonage. It's all good and these attractions do bring millions of pounds into the Bradford economy each year, the tour spectators that take in the Bradford tourist attractions will just add to that total when spending their cash.[/p][/quote]Not a particularly inspiring list is it. You should read your T&A. The Council's planning idiots are just about to allow Shipley College to erect an ugly, totally out of keeping, block house in Saltaire that will ruin the heritage site forever. It's just as well that Saltaire is another site Coun. Hinchcliffe can't be bothered to publicise. sunnysidedown
  • Score: 2

10:03pm Mon 30 Jun 14

FinlandStation says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
I'm sure some folk staying in Bradford for the tour will take in the sights such as the Media Museum, City Park, The Alhambra, The World Heritage site in Saltaire and The Bronte Parsonage. It's all good and these attractions do bring millions of pounds into the Bradford economy each year, the tour spectators that take in the Bradford tourist attractions will just add to that total when spending their cash.
As Council stooges go you really are quite nauseating. Your refusal to comment on Bradford finding itself bottom of the league for kids needing Child Protection says it all. I suppose the general idea is to ignore the bad news and hope it will go away.

But if people like you and the Council don't face up to the fact that Bradford is a degenerating dump then things are never going to improve.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: I'm sure some folk staying in Bradford for the tour will take in the sights such as the Media Museum, City Park, The Alhambra, The World Heritage site in Saltaire and The Bronte Parsonage. It's all good and these attractions do bring millions of pounds into the Bradford economy each year, the tour spectators that take in the Bradford tourist attractions will just add to that total when spending their cash.[/p][/quote]As Council stooges go you really are quite nauseating. Your refusal to comment on Bradford finding itself bottom of the league for kids needing Child Protection says it all. I suppose the general idea is to ignore the bad news and hope it will go away. But if people like you and the Council don't face up to the fact that Bradford is a degenerating dump then things are never going to improve. FinlandStation
  • Score: 1

12:32am Tue 1 Jul 14

bcfc1903 says...

sunnysidedown wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
I'm sure some folk staying in Bradford for the tour will take in the sights such as the Media Museum, City Park, The Alhambra, The World Heritage site in Saltaire and The Bronte Parsonage. It's all good and these attractions do bring millions of pounds into the Bradford economy each year, the tour spectators that take in the Bradford tourist attractions will just add to that total when spending their cash.
Not a particularly inspiring list is it.

You should read your T&A. The Council's planning idiots are just about to allow Shipley College to erect an ugly, totally out of keeping, block house in Saltaire that will ruin the heritage site forever. It's just as well that Saltaire is another site Coun. Hinchcliffe can't be bothered to publicise.
I do read the T&A. I think it's a great list, Bradford has over 6,000 listed buildings as well, the Wool Exchange is a particular favourite of mine along with City Hall which is well worth a visit on it's own and the wonderful area of Little Germany. The architecture is superb and is part of Bradford's wonderful and rich history.
[quote][p][bold]sunnysidedown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: I'm sure some folk staying in Bradford for the tour will take in the sights such as the Media Museum, City Park, The Alhambra, The World Heritage site in Saltaire and The Bronte Parsonage. It's all good and these attractions do bring millions of pounds into the Bradford economy each year, the tour spectators that take in the Bradford tourist attractions will just add to that total when spending their cash.[/p][/quote]Not a particularly inspiring list is it. You should read your T&A. The Council's planning idiots are just about to allow Shipley College to erect an ugly, totally out of keeping, block house in Saltaire that will ruin the heritage site forever. It's just as well that Saltaire is another site Coun. Hinchcliffe can't be bothered to publicise.[/p][/quote]I do read the T&A. I think it's a great list, Bradford has over 6,000 listed buildings as well, the Wool Exchange is a particular favourite of mine along with City Hall which is well worth a visit on it's own and the wonderful area of Little Germany. The architecture is superb and is part of Bradford's wonderful and rich history. bcfc1903
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FinlandStation wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
I'm sure some folk staying in Bradford for the tour will take in the sights such as the Media Museum, City Park, The Alhambra, The World Heritage site in Saltaire and The Bronte Parsonage. It's all good and these attractions do bring millions of pounds into the Bradford economy each year, the tour spectators that take in the Bradford tourist attractions will just add to that total when spending their cash.
As Council stooges go you really are quite nauseating. Your refusal to comment on Bradford finding itself bottom of the league for kids needing Child Protection says it all. I suppose the general idea is to ignore the bad news and hope it will go away.

But if people like you and the Council don't face up to the fact that Bradford is a degenerating dump then things are never going to improve.
As buffoons go you are top of the list, how about that for good news in Bradford.

The headline above is.....'Tour de France visitors urged to explore the district's tourist gems', hence my post which if you read it is self explanatory!!
[quote][p][bold]FinlandStation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: I'm sure some folk staying in Bradford for the tour will take in the sights such as the Media Museum, City Park, The Alhambra, The World Heritage site in Saltaire and The Bronte Parsonage. It's all good and these attractions do bring millions of pounds into the Bradford economy each year, the tour spectators that take in the Bradford tourist attractions will just add to that total when spending their cash.[/p][/quote]As Council stooges go you really are quite nauseating. Your refusal to comment on Bradford finding itself bottom of the league for kids needing Child Protection says it all. I suppose the general idea is to ignore the bad news and hope it will go away. But if people like you and the Council don't face up to the fact that Bradford is a degenerating dump then things are never going to improve.[/p][/quote]As buffoons go you are top of the list, how about that for good news in Bradford. The headline above is.....'Tour de France visitors urged to explore the district's tourist gems', hence my post which if you read it is self explanatory!! bcfc1903
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