Oakworth Environmental Improvements
Keighley Town Councillors have agreed to support resident requests for a permanent stone sign for Oakworth. The installation of the sign has been paid for with Ward Development Funding and is the first stage in the creation of a community maintained floral gateway to the village.
It is part of a package of focused environmental improvement measures which will see the replacement of three benches by the Jubilee Gardens (near Slaymaker Lane) and on a rural verge on Harehills Lane along with some additional grounds maintenance such as verge trimming and the clearing of overgrown vegetation.
The project supports the work of Oakworth Village Society, who currently maintain the Jubilee Gardens, for the benefit of the community.
Councillor Luke Maunsell, who started the projects, explained how it came to be, “A lot of my time in the ward is dedicated to listening to concerns and getting ideas to improve the area. Both the sign and benches came from local proposals and am delighted that my ward colleagues, and the council, have backed the initiative up.”
Meanwhile, The Mayor of Keighley, and fellow Oakworth Councillor, Peter Corkindale said, “One of the Council’s key community development objectives is to develop active citizenship and civic pride. Projects like these do more than just create useful public amenities and something nice to look at. They bring people together in a positive way and encourage them to get involved in shaping the future of their own community. My fellow Oakworth Councillors and I are very pleased to support these projects”