Recent suggestions

Re-discover North Beck

Every so often a story pops up in the news about how so and so, are going to uncover their river that was enclosed during the industrial revolution. The same could be done with North Beck that runs under the wasteland behind the Church and Morrisons car park.

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Entertainment / Arts Venue

There is no dispute that Keighley needs investment and improvement, but the root of the problems begin with the desire of shoppers and visitors to leave the town. What I am suggesting requires significant investment, but I believe would be the turning point for a town with diminishing prospects. We need an entertainment/arts venue that […]

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Paint the rail bridge

When you go around Leeds and elsewhere all their cast iron bridges are painted in bright and cheerful colors, across from the station entrance is a intricate cast iron parapet that is painted in now faded green. Painting this bridge could add a little bit more color to this area of town.

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Integration Hub

A centre where crafts, activities, learning opportunities etc could be offered, with the aim of bringing together people from different ages and backgrounds. We live in a vibrant multicultural area, rich in opportunities to share knowledge and skills, whilst addressing a society which seems to be becoming more divided. This could include retail space, cafes […]

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New small businesses

6 month rent free period for new small businesses within keighley market. Also a small fortnightly market for local artist, craftspeople and food outlets in the space where keighley college once stood. Low rates and a variety of local independent businesses. More local funding for new businesses to get started.

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Make the town more attractive to retailers and shoppers

Rent caps so greedy landlords don’t force business to close. Cimpulsory purchase of empty sites in town centre..e.g. the Star on North St, The Vic on Cavendish St, bring them back in to use as community/art/music hubs/cafe More free parking Better connection between railway station and bus station…free shuttle minibus/hopper service. Do not grant permission […]

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Use the brownfield sites

It is quite ridiculous that Bradford Council did not approve Aldi’s plans to build on the derelict waste land between East parade and the railway. Their reasoning was that the new building would not fit into the Victorian architecture. I think most people would prefer modern shop units over a boarded up waste ground. We […]

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Farmers market

Facilitate a regular farmers market, maybe once a month. I love going to Saltaire festival and Baildon farmers market, would be a good draw for me to come into Keighley.

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Bus hub where Sainsbury’s or Aldi is

The distance between the train station and bus hub/station is too great and divides the town. The bus centre should be moved nearer the train station and offer free public parking. Either by making space where Aldi currently is, (by moving them East Parade), or utilising Sainsbury’s site (should it become available). This would allow […]

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Enlarge Church Green

Church Green, is a lovely green corner of Keighley. If the adjacent car park was re-provided on the wasteland behind the Church, then this Green could be enlarged to give the town more Green space!

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Leisure activity centre

I feel that we need to put Keighley back on the map. I’ve had the idea around mimicking a smaller version of Xscape at J32 on the M62. This appeals to people far and wide as all of the entertainment/leisure activities on offer are under one roof. The ski slope is something very unique and […]

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Motorhome Aires/Parking

There are over 350,000 Motorhomes in the UK, throughout Europe there is a network of overnight parking and waste disposal points known as “Aires” but the UK as yet to tap into this revenue stream. By providing overnight parking local businesses can benefit from year round tourism. Recent surveys show when staying owners spend £47 […]

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Back to Basics

Keighley has always been a thriving town centre and a great place to do business. Drugs has had a massive impact on the town centre. It’s created poverty, neglected youths which in turn lead to anti social behaviour, including shop lifting, fighting, and people who have been reduced to homeless addicts left to roam around. […]

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Please don’t fund any more art centres we want actual investment in keighley and it’s people!

Please don’t fund any more art centres we want actual investment in keighley and it’s people! We don’t need anymore spent on the arts in the town, Keighley creative arts has received massive funding from creative arts England and have a quarter of the empty spaces in the centre, which is hardly open even before […]

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Keighley Creative Community Arts Hub

Keighley Creative, in the old Sunwin House, is a charity run by volunteers with regular creative activity for anyone in the town to get involved in, a large gallery for artists and community to show their work, and studios for artists and creative businesses. Investing in a permanent home for Keighley Creative Hub would create […]

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More Station Car Parking

Keighley Station has an incredibly small car park, that before COVID was full most mornings before 7. Even if COVID results in less public transport use, this car park is just too small! A new car park should be built, if this isn’t possible then a large park and ride should be constructed somewhere near […]

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Re-route the Worth Way

The town centre is strangled by high volumes of traffic, in particular on North St and East Parade. A few years ago they’re was talk of re-routing the Worth Way and East Parade so that traffic flows down Gresley Road and along by the River Worth. If this was done then the town centre would […]

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Save the Mills!

Keighley has lost a lot of heritage over the years and will loose Dalton Lane Mills and Low Mill if nothing is done! Low Mill should be restored to working order with a fully working water wheel to show what a Mill was like in the 18th century! Dalton Mills could be made into housing!

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Last Chance for Keighley

I’m a resident of Keighley for 15 years. I feel Keighley has so much potential to become a vibrate hub in the Aire Valley, but at the same time, I feel the opportunities for it to do so become slimmer all the time. My friends and colleagues who work in Leeds and Bradford choose to […]

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ice rink/paddling pool

the old college area to be turned into a ice rink in winter and a paddling pool during summer, ive heard so much about diversity in this town and what a brilliant way to bring all cultures together, ice rink could sport local ice hockey teams. the paddling pool being a wonderful size would be […]

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Traffice Management

There has been several studies on traffic management in Keighley town centre. Every few years they (Bradford Council) have a costly feasibility study but that is all that happens. eventually everyone will just drive on the A650 to Bradford or Skipton and the town will die. It seems cheaper to study than actually do anything […]

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Destination

The architecture of the town matches Ilkley and Harrogate. The floral displays excellent. I have no vested interest but as someone who has recently moved to the area I think there needs to be free parking disk zones. Encourage artisan and small businesses. Like crafts for children, bakery community cafes can the college not be […]

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Rates

Lower rates and rent for shopping centre and surrounding offer incentives , so that new businesses can actually afford to start up and begin to fill the empty units. Its heartbreaking to see so many stores closed.

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New ideas

Get local businesses to do training sessions at a cheap price to teach local residents. E G Steve Thorpe could talk gardening. Shimla could talk making a good curry. Use a empty Building to do this. Pay volunteers to run “ swap shops” Lower rents No more than 3 of the same/ similar shops in […]

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Revive

Make our town roads safe. Stop youths from doing wheelies through the bus station and let’s sort out all of these empty shops. Keighley is dead and a pointless place to visit.

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Dementia Friendly Keighley

Dementia Friendly Keighley is more than a charity which operates within the town. It’s an ambitious vision. We at DFK would like to work with the Town Fund board to advise on how a Dementia Friendly ethos could flow through all commissions to ensure whatever is created from the funds works towards this vision for […]

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Cycle path and beyond

The worth valley needs a cycle path running along the worth valley train line, providing an accessable and green alternative to cars and public transport, by taking away some of the physical barriers to getting started in cycling (namely… MASSIVE HILLS) Also… It strikes me as really odd that so many surrounding towns and cities […]

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Lower rents & rates

What about reducing rents so the businesses can remain open. Too many units/shops are empty. It’s becoming a ghost town, also we don’t need any more phone shops. Whats needed are shops that encourage people into town not having to rely on going to Leeds etc or online shopping because basically ATM you can’t get […]

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Cameras

More speed cameras or cctv in general is discreet positions across Keighley streets to stop the dealings of drugs and as mentioned an increase in speeding which has occurred across the town. Keighley M.P Robbie Moore knows about the speeding issues so may be good to speak to him regarding this issue also.

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Keighley Albion Juniors

Some funds used to redevelop The Rose Cottage playing and training facilities at Utley. This brings over 300 kids to train and play every week. Albion currently have the largest junior RL set up in Yorkshire if not in the UK but use the facilities at Crossflatts CC where that are now a victim of […]

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Keighley Town Centre

Keighley should have a public sector hub under one roof where the Keighley College used to be on North Street and they should build an Aldi on North Parade or they should build another shopping centre because then you wouldn’t need to shop at Broadway Bradford or Airedale Shopping Centre all the time.

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Biodiversity

Create biodiverse areas rich with perrenials, native fruit trees, herbs etc around Keighley to do our bit for nature and our own wellbeing. There could also be ‘living streets’, food growing in schools and community spaces etc for sustainability and education.

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A garden town

I would like Ktown to be a garden town where the outside is brought in. A town centre park with games and Delis and cafes and places for kids to play and mums to come and relax and everyone to gather and socialise lest not be too dependent on shops and businesses and lets make […]

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Cycling routes

Get people fit and healthy and reduce hospitalisations. Build a cycle route up the Worth Valley, from Keighley to Oxenhope following the route of the Worth Valley Railway. A lit, tarmac two metre wide cycle path would avoid the busy steep roads up the Worth Valley and instead would follow the gentle incline of the […]

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Help the youth

Have a constant place open allowing young people to go to, to prevent them being cold, wet and to stop antisocial behaviour such as graffiti or vandalism. Give a nice area to help them be able to socialise without being damaging to the community.

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Theme park

Nando’s Maybe a bowling alley again??? Marks and Spencer’s Waitrose Go karting Free parking around train station Ultimately a theme park would make Keighley bounce back from the dead

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Buzz

Spend the money on bringing large companies to Keighley. We need headquarters here.

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Support for those setting up as self employed for the first time

Support for independent retail/lesuire business start ups to revitalise the town centre. Focus on increasing uptake (for both young and adult learners) of upskilling to trade / vocational skills (plumbing/joinery/ building etc) so people can set up as sole trades people and help to set up as self-employed. Raising aspirations of young people in keighley […]

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Support for Asylum Seekers

Support for the asylum seekers & refugees being rehoused in Keighley. The Good Shepherd Centre in Guardhouse is an excellent place where those new arrivals can go for help & support. The Centre needs funding & staff to carry on its already excellent work.

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Regeneration of industry

Money to be spent providing training/education to help build a well skilled workforce to help employers grow and expand. Without better paid jobs in the town, it will die from lack of interest. Already Mark’s and Spencer has voted with its feet. If the business is not there, they will leave. Do something to help […]

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Support local community centres

Money needs to be put into the local community centres that have had their funding cut and are only open due to volunteers, the centres are a hub within the community offering a safe place for the elderly and young to go to and if they close due to no funding coming in then there […]

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Homeless or hungry…

Support for people with mental health issues and homeless or hungry… There’s more to these issues than the obvious… Youth workers are needed to help and people with experience of working with those whose lifestyle is dysfunctional… Roy Williams…

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Market

All this talk about the Airedale Centre what about the MARKET does everyone forget about it it’s been in Keighley for over 100 yrs how’s about spending some money on this it’s a great market with lots of independent businesses paying so much in rent and business rates stop with the Airedale for a while […]

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Keighley town

not a penny should be spent on the airedale centre unless its to help businesses move into it. not to upgrade a privatley owned company that make millions a year.. the airedale shopping centre is owned by a private trust that owns a portfolio of such establishments. invest into our hospital. invest into the schools. […]

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Young people

Young people NEED somewhere to go during the evenings to stop anti social behavior. Keighley is becoming scary which is really bad for the town and especially its residents

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Empty shop rental

I would like the money to be spent filling the empty/closed shops in Keighley. We need to focus on making the town look respectable for outside investors. The high street is crumbling and people are going elsewhere to shop.

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