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Volunteers cleaned up in Keighley

EFFORTS to clean up the North Beck will continue this year following litter-picking events held during 2018. Council and community groups came together to spruce up Postman’s Walk which runs alongside the beck connecting Braithwaite and Guard House with Oakworth... Read More...

Youth clubs in the spotlight

YOUTH activities across the Keighley area have been highlighted to Bradford councillors sitting on Keighley Area Committee. Staff from the Keighley Area Coordinator’s Office provided updates on youth groups they had supported during 2018 in areas such as Silsden, Oxenhope... Read More...

Boxing clever to collect sanitary products for girls in need

Keighley Big Local and the Co-op have teamed up to support the Red Box Project KEIGHLEY people are being encouraged to donate sanitary products for schoolgirls who cannot afford them.   Keighley Big Local has bought 15 collection boxes which... Read More...

Trading skills at new Stockbridge group

A ‘Q’ SOON formed for the first activity at Stockbridge’s new community centre.   The Q Cafe opened recently at Riddlesden Cricket Club’s clubhouse on the banks of the River Aire. Residents from across Stockbridge attended their first seven open... Read More...

A Perfect Christmas at the Hainworth Wood Centre

A KEIGHLEY community centre is offering a ‘dress rehearsal’ for local people planning to cook Christmas dinner. How to Cook the Perfect Christmas Dinner is a session on December 8 at Hainworth Wood Community Centre. Organiser Rachael Neild said: “We... Read More...

Halloween for Wild Woods kids in Keighley

THE CHILDREN of Keighley’s wild woods were treated to a spooky time for Halloween. All children who attend the Wild Woods club in Park Wood and Hainworth Wood were invited to the celebration event at the Parkwood Street play area.... Read More...

Howzat! A centre for Stockbridge groups

A SPORTS club’s riverside clubhouse could become a busy community centre for Stockbridge. Riddlesden Cricket Club has offered the use of its premises to groups who need a meeting place. The idea, spearheaded by regeneration body Keighley Big Local, is... Read More...

Families flocked to day of play

PLAY Day came to Parkwood for the fourth year running, and families had a whale of a time. The recreation ground on Parkwood Street was again the focus of activities that attracted around 200 people. The local residents enjoyed a... Read More...

Big screen for Keighley Big Local

KEIGHLEY people have told their stories for a new film to be seen by community leaders nationally. Steven Rudder, maker of This Is Ours, interviewed townspeople involved in the Keighley Big Local regeneration programme. He wanted to tell separate stories... Read More...

Big Local goes global

Trying out the new Keighley Big Local website KEIGHLEY Big Local is spreading its wings to the World Wide Web. The volunteer-run regeneration group has set up a website promoting not only its own activities but other local projects. Organisers... Read More...

Big Fun with Big Local

BIG FUN came to Riddlesden thanks to Big Local and the village’s cricket club. Riddlesden Cricket Club hosted a summer fun day for families at their ground on the banks of the River Aire. The event, which included the teenage... Read More...

Keighley entrepreneurs showing the Big Local way

SOCIAL entrepreneurs in Keighley have been enlisted to help promote a major new grant scheme in the town. Big Local has teamed up with social enterprise body UnLtd to offer up to £50,000 to people with ideas for businesses that... Read More...

Noise of Keighley numbers making music

THE TRIBE of Noise gathered for the first time in Keighley and it was Awkward in a really good way. Keighley rock band Awkward hosted the new open mic event for young people at the Jam on Top music studios.... Read More...

Track and field for Keighley playscheme

CHILDREN can go back to nature then run off some energy all on the same day. Keighley Big Local has organised a summer holiday playscheme combining a forest school with sports. The Marley Summer Camp will run on Tuesdays August... Read More...

Big Local is backed by Keighley MP

He met with volunteer residents who lead the Big Local Partnership’s efforts to improve the ‘Keighley Valley’ zone. Mr Grogan extended his regular surgery to meet Partnership members Claire Lockyer, Fiona Thompson, Claire Young, Kelly Turner and Rana Bagum. He... Read More...

Big Local wins £105,000 extra cash for Keighley Valley residents

KEIGHLEY’s £1 million Big Local regeneration programme has been awarded an extra £105,000 The windfall will help the volunteer-run Big Local group look at ways to continue improvements once the existing 10-year programme finishes. The Keighley Big Local Partnership is... Read More...

Teenage musicians on top thanks to Big Local

Awkward is a band made up of 14 to 25 year olds taking part in the Big Music Project at Jam on Top recording studios in Keighley. The 13 youngsters involved in the project feared a shortage of cash would... Read More...

Keighley Big Local on the screen

A London film crew has descended on the ‘Keighley Valley’ to film residents organising their own self-help activities. Quiet Voice filmmakers are focusing on “the future of communities” by highlighting projects in neighbourhoods like Stockbridge, Parkwood, Hainworth Wood and Thwaites.... Read More...

Feedback from the Local Trust Assessor: Clare Babss

The new plan links well with the recent review, with many of the lessons learnt in the review being addressed and taken forward into proposed new funded activity – so the read across is very effective. The review is thorough... Read More...

Clean Up at Bronte Street

Craven College students carrying out a big clean up as part of their Level 1 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills Read More...

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