The committee consists of 8 councillors who are elected by full council at the Annual Town Meeting held in May each year, the councillors selected serve on the committee for the next 12 months.
Allotments in Keighley were in dire need of investment when the town council took control of them in 2005. Over the past decade, an investment program has brought most of the sites up to a good standard.
Many sites have had new security fencing; others have new paths and water improvements; others have had additional plots created. We are aware there are still some outstanding issues to attended to, but with a continuing program of improvements on all our allotments and a new allotments officer who has all the necessary skills needed to bring all the sites into line with the councils objectives, we are satisfied we are providing value for money and will continue to do so long into the future.
Membership: Eight Town councillors, plus Mayor or Deputy Mayor
Quorum: Four Town councillors with voting powers
Meetings: Monthly or as required
TERMS OF REFERENCE
If the Chair feels that it is inappropriate, by reason of professional interest, for him/her to chair the discussion of a particular topic, then it shall be in order for the Vice Chair or in his/her absence, the eldest elected member of the Committee, to chair that portion of the meeting.
The Chair may choose to leave the meeting or remain present during the discussion, as seems appropriate.
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Damems Nature Trail was created from derelict allotment site that hadn’t been in use for many years. In 2008 the chair of the allotments committee Cllr Brian Morris met with officers of Bradford council, on the table was a plan to have this former allotment site handed over to the control of Keighley Town Council, with the overwhelming evidence produced at the meeting the site was indeed handed over to the control of Keighley, where a comprehensive program of development was put into action.m