RoseFollowing the success of its Christmas window competition, Pontefract Civic Society is looking for businesses in town to be creative in the lead up to Monday 1st August – Yorkshire Day. Voluntary groups are being coordinated by Wakefield Council to put on a show in the town centre, Friarwood Valley Gardens and at Pontefract Castle, where they’ll be activities for all the family.

Chair, Paul Cartwright said;



“Although the Tour de Yorkshire cyclists did not ride through the main shopping streets, Pontefract’s town centre was sadly lacking in embracing the sporting spectacle. Hopefully, shops and businesses will create a buzz for Yorkshire, in the same way that our Christmas themed competition did. We want to engage with businesses that can stop people in their tracks, make them smile, and draw their customers’ in. So we’ll run a similar competition which will brighten the town for Yorkshire Day”.

So if you have a shop in the town, what Yorkshire theme could you create? Would it be Yorkshire Puddings, cricket, the Dales or the coast, the Yorkshire Rose, flat caps, whippets or wellie-wanging? Start thinking, and register your interest by completing a registration form here.

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