A well-used community amenity, the car park at Mytholmroyd Community Centre is moving centre stage over the coming weeks and months.
First of all, the poular fundraising car boot sales, which produce vital revenue to help pay the centre’s running costs, resume next week.
And there is an early warning out to motorists who use it that for a short spell they will be unable to do so while the Tour De France is in the area.
The car boot sales run from 7.30am onwards and if you want to take a pitch the cost is £10 per car. The events are free for the public to come along, to browse and buy.
The first one of the new season is on Sunday, June 15, with further car boot sales following on July 20, August 17 and September 21.
Centre manager Julie Wilby also said the centre wanted to warn motorists that the community centre car park will be unavailable to use for a 24-hour period when the Tour De France comes to Yorkshire, and the Calder Valley in partuicular, on Saturday and Sunday, July 5 and 6.
On the Sunday Le Tour will sweep through Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd and up Cragg Road. Julie said the car park, which is being used for Tour stewards’ vehicles, will not be open to the public for 24 hours.
“We will shut from 4pm on Saturday, July 5, so people need to make sure their vehicles are off there by then as unauthorised vehicles will be towed. We will then re-open at 4pm on Sunday, July 6, when the race has gone through,” she said. “The bar will be open to the public, but the car park won’t.”