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If people want it enough, why not make a donation to the council to pay the policing :)

 

Totally agree

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Why not have Sheffield as the "King of the Mountains" section? :hihi::hihi::hihi::hihi:

 

I dunno, how does the relatively-polluted air above Attercliffe and Tinsley compare with the clear mountain air of the Alps? :D

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Stop moaning they don't have to put an event on for you to enjoy yourself! Do what lots of us do and use your imagination to do something yourself instead of relying on the Council to provide your entertainment! Get over yourselves all you moaners :help:[/quote

 

I loved fright night and will be sorry its gonr.

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My apologies Ousetunes, I thought you were joking:

 

Cycling: Tour de France Stage Two Route details into Sheffield

 

Representatives of Sheffield Council have been in discussions with event organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation to avoid the Northern General Hospital - and an agreement has now been reached to take a route through Shirecliffe and Burngreave, finishing the stage outside Sheffield Arena.

The riders will approach the finish from the Meadowhall end of Sheffield Road, leading onto Attercliffe Road, with the line just after the junction with Broughton Lane.

 

Earlier the peloton, which may include Sheffield’s Adam Blythe and Rotherham’s Ben Swift and Russ Downing, will have entered Sheffield along Mortimer Road, before travelling through High Bradfield on Kirk Edge Road.

 

Oughtibridge and Grenoside are the next stops before a right turn onto Halifax Road sends the riders towards Sheffield’s Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium.

 

Turning left at the roundabout with Leppings Lane the race will go up Herries Road before a right turn at the roundabout with Moonshine Lane and Shirecliffe Road.

 

Winding its was through Burngreave the riders eventually make their way via Gower Street and Sutherland Street onto Savile Street East and Brightside Lane.

 

A left onto Upwell Street is quickly followed by a right onto Holywell Road.

 

The riders may feel fairly comfortable at this point but a sharp left awaits them at Jenkin Road, which will be one of the steepest stretches of road anywhere on next year’s entire Tour route.

Turning right off Jenkin Road onto Newman Road the peloton works its way towards Meadowhall via Barrow Road and Meadowhall Road.

 

Meadowhall Way brings the race round the shopping centre and onto Sheffield Road for the final sprint to the finish line in front of the Arena.

 

FROM THE BBC NORTH of ENGLAND CORRESPONDENT

Welcome to coverage of the Tour de France as it forges its way through our once proud city of steel, watch in delight as the international cyclists weave their wave through cobbled streets, lined with slavering Slovaks and ruminating Romanians, little mesters and brawny men fresh from their shift at the labour exchange.

 

Foreign viewers will no doubt be in rapture by the sight of Sheffield's contemporary street culture-rusting vehicles mounted creatively on stone plinths (bricks) and performance art enacted by local children who amazingly manage to pull off the Victorian urchin look!

 

The stage through Sheffield will culminate in a thrilling ride by the iconic Meadowhall shopping centre where competitors will be able to fill their saddle bags with Krispy Kreme doughnuts, confection favoured by the natives of South Yorkshire.

 

**Viewer Advisory-you should not be alarmed by instances of the locals pointing skyward and gazing open-mouthed in awe at the police helicopter**

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FROM THE BBC NORTH of ENGLAND CORRESPONDENT

Welcome to coverage of the Tour de France as it forges its way through our once proud city of steel, watch in delight as the international cyclists weave their wave through cobbled streets, lined with slavering Slovaks and ruminating Romanians, little mesters and brawny men fresh from their shift at the labour exchange.

 

Foreign viewers will no doubt be in rapture by the sight of Sheffield's contemporary street culture-rusting vehicles mounted creatively on stone plinths (bricks) and performance art enacted by local children who amazingly manage to pull off the Victorian urchin look!

 

The stage through Sheffield will culminate in a thrilling ride by the iconic Meadowhall shopping centre where competitors will be able to fill their saddle bags with Krispy Kreme doughnuts, confection favoured by the natives of South Yorkshire.

 

**Viewer Advisory-you should not be alarmed by instances of the locals pointing skyward and gazing open-mouthed in awe at the police helicopter**

 

I guess we might see the second movement of Antonin Dvorak's Symphony Number Nine (From the New World) back in the charts as this would be the sound track chosen to accompany your rather well described footage.

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Thank god for that! And of course the council don't run fright night! Does David Blunkett get dressed up as Jack the Ripper?

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Although they have to approve them, the council do not run everything. The Beach in the Peace Gardens and the recent Xmas market in Fargate were both organised by Farrar's Funfairs who actually pay the Council for the use of the space taken. either do not cost the Council a penny. All the huts and equipment are owned by Farrar's who have purchased them especially. They get some revenue back themselves as otherwise would not do these events. Farrar's Funfair's also have a big input with Fright N

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Good. At least this means there won't be any changes to my bus route during this time now.

 

The 120 per chance :hihi::hihi:

 

---------- Post added 17-01-2014 at 20:28 ----------

 

Although they have to approve them, the council do not run everything. The Beach in the Peace Gardens and the recent Xmas market in Fargate were both organised by Farrar's Funfairs who actually pay the Council for the use of the space taken. either do not cost the Council a penny. All the huts and equipment are owned by Farrar's who have purchased them especially. They get some revenue back themselves as otherwise would not do these events. Farrar's Funfair's also have a big input with Fright N

 

 

So what's gone wrong then?

 

Me and mega are going to be proper borked now for our next night out.

 

The money generated from the bumper cars could pay for 1000 plod all week :roll:

Edited by Rampent

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Didn't Mr "Yellow Bus" used to work for the Council?

 

Saw a nice little earner by setting up a separate company to run events that were, in the majority, financed by the council?

 

Oh dear ... the money that is the mainstay of this event can't come from the council any more.

 

I'm sorry, but before I can shed any tears, I would need to see Yellow Bus Accounts.

 

---------- Post added 17-01-2014 at 21:09 ----------

 

........... All the huts and equipment are owned by Farrar's who have purchased them especially. .... N

 

Can you verify this?

 

All the huts have no sign of Farrar's but do have a Sheffield sign.

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The huts, German sausage stall, sweet stall, Santa's Grotto all have been purchased and are owned by Farrar's Funfairs.

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The huts, German sausage stall, sweet stall, Santa's Grotto all have been purchased and are owned by Farrar's Funfairs.

 

So, what the hell is going on? SCC say they cannot afford it anymore.

 

Who's in the wrong here?:huh:

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