The Civic Centre public consultation report was concluded late October 2016.
Click here to download the full consultation report.
In total from 4,000 paper copies and the online survey, 419 responses were received. Members of the public were asked to consider 4 options within the questionnaire.
Main Points Concluded
The main points concluded from the report were:
The Way Forward
At the last meeting of the Civic Centre Strategy committee (November 2016), members considered two options for the 3 year business plan:
The committee agreed that a business plan be initiated which, for Option 1, would include all costs/expenditure for the remainder of the loan period (47 years) and the potential savings if sold and that Option 2 business plan be based on the proviso of real potential leads and what the plan would be if these leads did not come to fruition.
The Civic Centre Strategy committee chairman, Cllr Mohammad Anayat commented:
"The consultation returned two very important outcomes for the council, firstly the extent of feeling held for the Civic Centre building by Keighley residents, and secondly engaging with the public over this important decision was the right thing to do. From the results of the feedback the council is doing all possible to ensure the Civic Centre has a more healthy future and serious consideration is being given to the viability of keeping the building. However, retaining the building or indeed selling, the Strategy committee working with partners will ensure it reaches a decision that will benefit the communities of Keighley".
Further updates and progress will be posted on this page!