In December, 4 of Keighley’s Town Councillors, Cllr Abberton, Bernardini, Corkindale and Kirby, made a pledge to The Good Shepherd Centre, to use part of their Ward Development Funds to help pay for emergency boiler and central heating repairs. The centre supports newly arrived families and individuals from Central and Eastern Europe. Refugees and immigrants from other parts of the world also make use of the centre’s services. It has been an important lifeline to many during the pandemic.
Town Mayor, Cllr Peter Corkindale says ‘The work of the Good Shepherd centre is a vital link between the town and those vulnerable people who are either here as refugees or asylum seekers or have been born here and are simply in need of help.
We as a Town Council are uniquely positioned to assist such organisations and it is and always will be a pleasure and an honour to help those who give of their time and expertise to do what I believe we as a Nation are best at, showing our humanity, long may it continue.’
Councillor Clare Abberton said ‘I am absolutely thrilled to link with some of the other councillors to support Cllr Bernardini with this project. This just goes to show how the ward improvement funds can be used to assist the people of Keighley and welcome new folk to our wonderful town.
This has always been the mantra of the present Mayor of Keighley – One Town One Voice!’
Dorota Plata, Centre Manager says ‘It’s such great news for us and the families we support. Fixing our heating system will make a massive difference for everyone.’
For further information please contact:
Keighley Town Council
Tel No: 01535 872126 www.keighley.gov.uk