Residents recognise the strength of community and we want to continue to build upon demonstrations of strong community bonds. Excelling in times of crisis, like during the floods of 2015, despite the devastation, communities throughout the Keighley Valley embraced a heartening community spirit. Our aim is to make all the difference with an offer of practical help, establishing a trusted and effective bridge between individuals and the statutory services and the wealth of local voluntary and community sector organisations active throughout the district that are able to offer help. Positive change and individual efforts will be encouraged through a Rewards scheme, acknowledging those people young and old who continually go the extra mile to help our residents and put the needs of others first. By building on what already exists we improve our outcomes and help make Keighley an even better place to live and community spaces play a vital role as an anchor, providing sustainable, secure and accessible space. Our only Community Centre is under threat and its loss would pose a significant, negative impact on our communities. Where there is little provision for residents to meet, we will provide temporary safe, comfortable environments for engagement.