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Meeting Tonight: Find Out How Monk Stray Will Be Used For Tour De France

Tour de France York Route

6:36am 27th May 2014

The latest in a series of Tour de France information sessions by City of York Council will be sharing more detailed information on the Grand Départ with residents.

Since February, information has been shared across the city at Residents’ Forums, ward meetings, Community Conversations and dedicated Tour de France sessions.

It comes after Minster FM exclusively revealed on Friday that the Caravan Club pulled out of running the camp sites for the event, because of local opposition at the three planned sites.

Opposition Lib Dems have suggested there could now be planning issues which means Monk Stray cannot be used as a camp site for the Tour, which comes to York in less than six weeks time.

The city council has insisted there will still be campsites for the Tour de France and it's in negotiations.

Councillor Sonja Crisp, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said:

“At the very well-attended information session at Bell Farm Social Hall in March, we committed to arrange another, and we’re welcoming people to this next open session on Tuesday 27 May at Christ Church, Stockton Lane, Heworth Without from 6-8pm.”

Officers will share the latest progress on the route and traffic arrangements as well as opportunities for community involvement through the York: Be part of it festival. An update on the exciting one-day Spectator Hub and arrangements around it will be given and local people will also be invited to develop a Friends of Monk Stray Group, as has been done at other open spaces such as Clifton Backies and Hob Moor, to help maintain and promote the enjoyment of this land owned by the City of York.

For more information on the Tour de France coming to York and what it offers residents, businesses and visitors, please go to

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