Category Archives: Business & Tourism

Best Dressed Town rewarded

The Civic Society accepting the Best Dressed Town Award.

Following a public vote, Pontefract was announced by Welcome to Yorkshire as the Best Dressed Town in the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire, and is was made possible when Pontefract Civic Society brought the local community, schools & businesses together. Fast forward two months, and a small representative group from #TeamPontefract were honoured to receive the […]

Entente Cordiale as civic society welcomes French visitors

On Sat 12 May, Pontefract Civic Society gave an official welcome at Pontefract Town Hall to 80 visitors from France, accompanied by their hosts from Selby. This was the culmination of months of planning between the group’s coordinator, Lizzie Cooper, and civic society Chair, Paul Cartwright. The Selby-Carentan Twinning Association was founded in 1974, chaired […]