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Mayors Events

One Town One People

Town Mayor Cllr Peter Corkindale’s Events in Pictures.

30 – 06 – 2019

Visit to the Bus Museum to see a replica of the first Trolly Bus that ran in Keighley


Replica Bus

Replica of the first Trollybus to run in Keighley

All aboardKeighley Bus










  Bus    front











And the speeches













Explore Keighley Weekend






Riddlesden Gala

Don’t think anyone managed to dodge the rain today but, everyone was in good spirits.

Request for the future !can someone book the sun please!

Despite the appalling weather Riddlesden Gala was a great success, all of us braved the rain and marched down from the Marquis of Granby to St Mary’s School the City of Bradford pipe band along with the Jamba band playing throughout. The Silsden all stars, Rainbow Morris dancers and all the fancy dress competitors steadfastly ignoring the rain. A big thank you, to those who turned out, to watch the procession and to the veteran who marched alongside me.

At the school most attractions moved inside and the crowded public areas proved what a good move that was, even though the climbing wall and bouncy castle which were outside still proved to be major attractions.

A fabulous effort by all those who gave of their time to organise the day and I really hope this is not the last.


Cllr Peter Corkindale Town Mayor Keighley.




































Keighley In Bloom Launch in the Airdale Centre, Supporting Dementia Friendly.

I was delighted to be asked to attend the Dementia Friendly Keighley awareness day coupled with the launch of this year’s Keighley in bloom. The Town Council are again this year contributing toward this notable event and looking forward to Keighley winning a prestigious award for the Town. With a warm welcomed from volunteers from all organisations who give their time so freely. Thank you your efforts will not go unnoticed, Haworth band and Haworth Ukulele group were the afternoon entertainment, and both performed admirably, and to the ladies at the Dementia friendly shop thank you for that lovely cup of tea it was greatly appreciated.




Meeting the People on a Walkabout





Local Keighley Busnesses

As I wandered around the Town Centre, I thought it only right I should call into a few of Keighley’s independent traders just to show my support, again the response was very positive. I hope to visit most if not all of our independent traders and offer them the chance to be on KTC’s website where we as a Council can promote Keighley’s business to the community and beyond.




TUCAN DAY at Central Hall

Whilst out and about I was made aware of an event taking place in Central Hall which was a mental health awareness day and as I was already attending the Dementia friendly Keighley event felt it was appropriate to call and offer whatever support I could for all the organisations that were there. I was again amazed at the way people rally round and in many cases turn their lives around having been helped by one or more of the different organisations offering help. There were people who had been sufferers and were there to talk about their personal experiences and how they turned their lives around. I was introduced to Ryan a Keighley lad who literally gets on his bike to raise funds he has already cycled all around GB and his next project is to Cycle for charity from the very North of Europe in Norway to the very south a journey of around 4,200 miles so good luck to him and if you are able please support him.





Unveiling of the Duke of Wellingtons Memorial in Halifax.

My first engagement was the unveiling of the Duke of Wellingtons’ Memorial in Halifax. What a day, the programme and the service in Halifax Minster brought tears to my eyes.  The Memorial is nothing short of magnificent and a fitting one for a regiment with over 300yrs of History. The ceremonial was flawless it is fair comment that no one can do it like the British Army they are head and shoulders above the rest thank you Halifax and thank you to the men and women of the British Army past and present