Community Development

Community Development

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The Community Development Committee oversees the work of the Project Worker who leads on community-based projects for the Council. The Project Worker is supported by the Deputy Town Clerk.

Committee Members

  • Cllr Abdul Shohid – Chairman
  • Cllr Allan Clark – Vice Chairman
  • Cllr Clare Abberton
  • Cllr Julie Adams
  • Cllr John Lawless
  • Cllr Andrea Walker
  • Cllr Mark Curtis – Ex-Officio
  • 2 x Vacancies

Terms of Reference:

  1. To oversee the Council’s commitment to support community development practice within its area of benefit and influence.
  2. To support the Assistant Town Clerk/CDO in the development of positive actions and activities in response to emerging issues and opportunities within local communities. 
  3. To implement and support positive actions with reference to the key priorities detailed within the Council’s Town Plan.
  4. To facilitate effective community engagement arrangements that encourage and enable local residents to contribute to the development of the Town Plan.
  5. To facilitate the creation of Ward Profiles in support of the Council’s community engagement strategy.
  6. To be responsible for the deployment of community development specific budgets.
  7. To approve Project Proposals generated in consultation with partners and Members. 
  8. To consider and develop Parish wide initiatives in response to Keighley Town Council’s priorities.
  9. To ensure Councillors are appraised of and aware of their roles within the community development process through the implementation of workshops and the sharing of information.  
  10. To liaise with and support other Keighley Town Council Committees on issues of common interest.