During these difficult time Town Councillor Julie Addams has offered to help where she can.
If you are elderly, vulnerable or self-isolating and need shopping for instance, you can contact her on 07949 122735 Councillor Adams will be pleased to assist where possible.
Town Mayor Cllr Peter Corkindale will be holding a Race Night in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Embrace two valuable local charities.
You will be treated to a Pie & Pea supper and the bar will be open while you have the chance to raise urgently needed funds for the charities concerned.
Doors open at 7 pm
Tickets are free but limited so don’t delay you tickets for the event can only be collected from the Civic Centre, North Street.
Any donation you would like to make will be greatly appreciated.
The people of Australia are suffering unprecedented levels of devastating from the numerous bush fires. Half a billion animals lost. Some species thought to be pushed to the verge of extinction in a matter of weeks. It is difficult to comprehend the sheer scale of destruction. The images and videos we are seeing shared from on the ground are haunting yet show just a small portion of the as yet unknown, and unimaginable loss suffered on the continent. For all those having to leave their homes and possessions behind and evacuate, we pray for the health of your loved ones. For all those bravely fighting the fires we pray for your strength and send our deepest admiration and gratitude.
The uncharacteristically hot and dry weather that exacerbated the fires is a symptom of a global issue that unites people from every continent, every city, every town.
In such dark times there are always people who rise up and shine their compassion and their hope, in this age of social media we are fortunate that a message can be heard around the world in a matter of moments. Many such messages are being shared on Facebook, on twitter, platforms that keep us in contact with our loved one’s day to day, but which also enable us to share that love with people on the other side of the world.
Comedian Celeste Barber created a Facebook donation page for the fire fighters which currently stands at around £26 million pounds with money being donated from all over the world.
The hashtag #globalcraftmovement is being used to allow crafters, sewers, knitters and other hobbyists to share information and use their skills to craft much needed resources for animal rescues and shelters.
On a grassroots level small local business are creatively coming up with ways to raise much needed funds. Donna Hurt of Sylvia’s rips and zips locally is making Koala bears, with the proceeds from the sales going towards the firefighting fund. Her initial goal was to sell 100 bears. In the first two hours she sold 70 and has already smashed her initial target.
The scale of this response is a testament to our local community and our global community. The desire to help has created an outpouring of love and support from across the world.
Council affirms our solidarity and support with the people of Australia. Council would also like to thank those people donating, from the largest donations, to the smallest.
Therefore, Council resolves that the Town Clerk publish a copy of this statement onto the Council’s website and Social Media Platforms. Furthermore, instructs the Town Clerk to write to write on behalf of the Council to the Australian High Commission to offer our thoughts and support for the people of Australia during this extremely difficult time.
More information on Sylvia’s rips and slips fundraising campaign can be found here:
KEIGHLEY TRANSPORT FESTIVAL 2020
Aire Valley Railway Modellers’ Club Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Canal & River Trust Cliffe Castle Museum Craven Old Wheels Society East Riddlesden Hall
Keighley & District Local History Society Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Keighley Business Improvement District Keighley Big Local Keighley Bus Museum Trust
Keighley College Keighley Model Railway Club Keighley Rotary Club Keighley Town Council
Leeds & Liverpool Canal Society Museum of Rail Travel Rail Story Ingrow
Renaissance Motorcycle Workshop The Lion’s Den (Shed)
Service KTF IN MOTION Keighley Transport Festival 2020
FREE BUS SERVICE
Sunday 24th & Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2020
ROUTE Bus Station; Bow St; North St; High St; Bridge St; South St; Ingrow Lane traffic island; South St; Bridge St; High St; North St; Beechcliffe roundabouts; Royd Way; Royd Ings Ave; Bradford Road; Bar Lane; Granby Drive; Granby Lane; Bradford Rd; Aireworth Rd; Wenning St; Dalton Lane; Bradford Rd; Cavendish St; Lawkholme Cres; Bus Station.
Operated by The Keighley Bus Company
Bus Station (Stand M) dep 10.00 10.15 10.30 10.45 17.00
Ingrow Lane (St John’s Church) dep 10.08 10.23 10.38 10.53 17.08
North Street (The Livery Rooms) dep 10.15 10.30 10.45 11.00 17.15
East Avenue (Cliffe Castle Gates) Request Stop
Granby Drive / Granby Lane Request Stop
West Lea Ave (East Ridd. Hall) dep 10.28 10.43 10.58 11.13 17.28
Dalton Mills (for KBMT Depot) Request Stop
Dalton Lane (Keighley College) dep 10.33 10.48 11.03 11.18 17.33
Railway Station Request Stop
Bus Station (Stand M) arr 10.37 10.52 11.07 11.22 17.37
All other designated stops on route will be observed as ‘Request’