Councillor Anayat Mohammad
In light of the updated advice issued by the Government on Monday 16th March, Keighley Town Council has taken the difficult decision to postponed its April events programme. The events affected are:
- 3rd April Community Awards Night – Victoria Hall
- 25th April St. George’s Say Celebration – Church Green, Keighley
- 25th-26th April Centenary Twinning Celebrations – Civic Centre
The decision to postpone these events has not been taken lightly but the Council believes it is the right thing to do given the current circumstances.
The Community Awards nomination process will continue to run and people are encouraged to nominate people across the 9 categories. Further information will be provided via the Council’s Social Media pages.
Our Centenary twinning celebration with our friends from Poix Du Nord, France will be rearranged for later this year. The twinning charter agreed 100 years ago between Keighley and Poix Du Nord was the first official town twinning arrangement in the world.
Commenting on the postponements Town Mayor Cllr Peter Corkindale commented, “Clearly it is disappointing when we have to cancel events so close to the date but we want our events to be successful and well attended. Unfortunately given the advice from Government that wouldn’t have been possible. We also don’t want to put at risk anyone’s health. All these event can be rearranged later in the year once the situation becomes clearer.”
Chairman of the Events and Leisure Committee Cllr Michael Westerman said, “Along with my committee colleagues I would like to apologise for the decision taken but we fully intend to continue working on the events and will make sure when we rearrange them that they will be bigger and better than before.”
Further information will be provided in relation to wider council activities when appropriate.