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Town Council

About the Council

Keighley Town Council was formed by Order from the Secretary of State on 1st April  2002,  with the elections for Town Councillors taking place on 2nd May 2002.

The inaugural Meeting of Keighley Town Council took place at 7 pm on Thursday 16th May 2002, in the Council Chambers, Keighley Town Hall, Bow Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Thirty Councillors represent fifteen wards. This new Town Council serves a population of over 52,000 (larger than many District councils) making it one of the largest in the country. Already it is establishing credibility and respect in the town and beyond its boundaries. Keighley Council strives to be open and accessible to everyone and this website will form part of that information strategy.

In 2012 the staff of the Town Council moved to the Town Council's new building on North Street.  Known as the Keighley Civic Centre, the building houses the Police Museum, Forensic Science Centre, conference rooms and banqueting hall for hire.  The Council continues to hold its meetings in the Council Chamber and the Brigg Room in the Town Hall.

What do we do?

The Town Council duties include:

  • Management of certain facilities and specific land within the Town
  • Review and comment on planning applications within the Town
  • Liaise with relevant authorities regarding infrastructure /policing/community issues to represent your views and get the best advantage for the local area
  • Engage with all interested parties regarding current and future shape of life in the local area

Who are we?

  • The Town has Councillors elected by the residents every four years.  For more information on your Councillors’ click here

When we meet

  • For more details on the dates, times and venue of Council meetings, please click here.