THE Mayor's Parade is making an early appearance this summer and will celebrate the Tour de France's Grand Départ.

Taking place on Saturday, June 14 at 11.30am, the parade will be inspired by all things French - with a Barnsley twist.

Coun Tim Shepherd, who will be Mayor of Barnsley when the parade takes place, said: "It's amazing that we're going to be a part of the world's biggest sporting event and definitely cause for celebration.

"The parade is a great way to promote your group, organisation or business and I can’t wait to see what people come up with as themes."

Parade participation is open to all and is free to enter.