THERE will be no cars on the Grove in Ilkley on the afternoon of Sunday, September 22nd.

Residents and visitors are urged to join in to celebrate World Car Free Day. Events take place internationally and are designed to give motorists an idea of their locality with fewer cars.

Local environmental campaign group Climate Action Ilkley, with permission from Bradford Council, is closing the Grove between 2pm and 5pm.

Anna Davidson, of Climate Action Ilkley said: “We are not telling people to give up their cars but are asking them to think about their impact on the climate.

“If they can walk or cycle or use public transport on car-free day that will be great.”

Various local organisations with a focus on the environment will be taking part.

Activities will include music, kids-crafts, e-bikes, carbon foot-printing and a sustainable fashion show.

There will be a yoga workshop running on the grass beneath Abbeyfield.

George Abramson, chairman of Climate Action Ilkley, added: “We plan to make car-free day not just about cars but show people how we can all help to make Ilkley a zero-carbon town.”

Further details of the event are available on