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Peter
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02/06/2014 : 11:17:38      reply with quote


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Peter
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04/06/2014 : 11:19:13      reply with quote




TOMORROW NIGHT

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victor
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04/06/2014 : 13:15:48      reply with quote


Peter do you know if we will have any representation from our Town council.
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04/06/2014 : 13:59:16      reply with quote


Although there is a council meeting on the same night (the date which was set months ago) I believe some councillors will be there.

Bradford didn't consult the Silsden Tour de France Group either before arranging this meeting. sad :(sad :( However, representatives of the group will be there happy :)happy :) - it should be informative.
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05/06/2014 : 08:26:15      reply with quote


Im away tonight, so I wondered if someone could ask how staff from Airedale Hospital can get to work?
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05/06/2014 : 13:53:34      reply with quote


The issue concerning Airedale Hospital Staff - as I understand that they have been planning and preparing on staff availability and the logistics
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05/06/2014 : 16:14:30      reply with quote


The rotas for this week are out or almost out, they have been planned with the event in mind. A lot of the staff from Airedale live in the area not covered by the Tour de France. Those that work in areas affected will have had to request the day or night off. If they didn't, they'll have to swap shifts. This is why leave was cancelled, to ensure shifts got covered.
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06/06/2014 : 11:45:04      reply with quote


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A quick summary for the meeting last night - updated Sat 7 June.

Bradford don't know how many people are likely to be around Silsden on LeTour weekend. Some of the unknown factors such as the weather could make a massive difference to the numbers attending.

There will be 25 portaloos - sited at Kings Arms, Punchbowl, and Kirkgate churches.

There will be a first aid post set up in Silsden (at the Town Hall I think).

ALL VEHICLES MUST BE OFF THE TOUR ROUTE by 6.30am on Sun 6th July, or THEY WILL BE TOWED AWAY.

The race goes through Addingham on Sat 5th and Sun 6th July. The route through Silsden to Addingham will be very busy on the Saturday, so parking along the route may not be a good idea.

There will be public transport running to Addingham on Sat 5th July. For race times and route see letour2014.silsden.net/grand-depart-route-stages-times/

There will be public transport running on the Saturday and Sunday if the race route does not affect running - for more information see letour2014.silsden.net/transport/from-west-yorkshire-metro-messenger/

Wesley Place and The Grouse car parks will be a residents only car park for those that normally have to park on the route - if this affects you Bradford will be in touch and supply permits for the two manned carparks.

Parking will be available in Steeton

If you need to use you car on the Sunday to go somewhere you should park on the west side of the route and allow plenty of time to get to your destination.

All side roads off the route will be closed at a point about 5m off the route road. You are reminded if you choose to park your car on one of the side roads it must not cause an obstruction, the road may have to be used by the emergency services.

The police have been planning for this event for a long time, extra officers will be in the area a week before the race. There is a ban on annual leave for the LeTour weekend and there will be adequate police both along the route and in residential areas to cope with the race and the normal everyday occurrences. You are reminded not to carry wallets in back pockets or handbags which are not secure. The advice is to leave valuables you don't need at home. Always lock your house and secure outdoor valuables such as bicycles.

Emergency services will operate as normal ie if you have a problem call 999 (or alternative). The emergency vehicles may be stationed off site so they can respond quicker, there will be air ambulance available and the Silsden fire engine will be in Silsden.

In an extreme emergency they will (and have done in the past) stop the race.

Bradford are coordinating with the heathcare services to make sure helpers will be able to attend those they have to care for. I would suggest if you have a relative, or have the care of someone in this area, you check that plans are actually in place about a week or so before the event if you haven't been told what has been arranged. Don't forget to ask about any special medical requirements which may needed over the weekend, getting in or out of Silsden will be EXTREMELY difficult.

St James church are allowing those that have difficulty standing to view the race from the church car park. Places are by ticket only, more details here letour2014.silsden.net/publicity/accessibility/

There will be manned crossing points through Silsden (at the normal crossings).

Mallinson's mound will not be removed, get there early if you want to see the riders pass the Town Hall (estimated speed of 40-45mph).

On the day of the race you will be able to walk and cycle (not drive) along the route until about 9am , after that there will be restrictions.

The publicity caravan will come through Silsden on Sun 6th starting at about 11am +

The cyclist will come through Silsden at about 12.50pm +

On the day there will be about 49 stewards.

On the day there will be 3 wayfinders + route tourmakers to answer questions.

There will be a speed trial on the A629, from the Steeton roundabout to Keighley - this will be the only 'stage sprint' of the British stages so expect it to be popular. The dual carriageway from Keighley to the Steeton roundabout will become a car park to allow people to view the speed trial. The route roads will be closed to vehicles from 6.30am but the south part of the dual carriageway will be open to allow parking/viewing until about 9am.

The roads will remain closed until about 3pm or until it is safe to open them again.

There will be lots of extra litter bins along the route, and for those that can't walk to the bin or take their litter home, Bradford will be sweeping the route after the race and there will be a follow up team to clean the surrounding area over the next few days after the race.

Supermarkets will not be able to make deliveries.


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Leading upto, and on the LeTour weekend, there will be local events taking place, please keep an eye on letour2014.silsden.net for all the latest information.

The next meeting of Silsden LeTour Group (this is the voluntary group co-ordinating the activities and publicity in Silsden) will be:

In The Kings ArmsThursday 12 June at 7.30pm

All welcome - we need your help. happy :)

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06/06/2014 : 13:34:28      reply with quote


I had read that addingham bypass would be used as a car park, can you confirm this?
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06/06/2014 : 14:23:58      reply with quote


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I had read that addingham bypass would be used as a car park, can you confirm this?
I can't remember what was said but I think the answer was no parking on the bypass because they would have problems reopening the road afterwards (with car owners not returning), but a farmers field off the bypass will be available - you would have to walk to Addingham using the footpaths from there.

I would not recommend driving to Addingham, the traffic management will be such that cars will be stopped at the Steeton roundabout and only let through to Addingham if there is room to park in Addingham - catch the bus. happy :)
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