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From Keighley News, September 27th, 2019
Written by Alistair Shand

CAMPAIGNERS are pressing for improvements to a stretch of canal towpath. Calls are being made for the three-kilometre section between Silsden and Kildwick, alongside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, to be upgraded. Walkers and cyclists who regularly use the route are among those pushing for action. The campaign has the backing of Keighley MP John Grogan. He said parts of the towpath along the 127-mile canal had been progressively upgraded over recent years. Last month, work began on a £2 million project to improve the 11-kilometre stretches between Skipton and Gargrave, and Bradley and Kildwick. That scheme is due to be completed early next year.

From Keighley News, September 20th, 2019
Written by David Knights

A KEIGHLEY railway group’s book of condolence for Bahamas storm victims has received top-level civic backing. The Bahamas Locomotive Society’s book has been signed by the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Keighley’s MP and the Keighley town mayor. And the volunteer-run society has been invited to take its book to the full meeting of Bradford Council on October 16 to be signed by other councillors. The society, based at Ingrow station, opened the book earlier this month to express solidarity with inhabitants of the Caribbean island that gave its name to their historic steam locomotive.

From Keighley News, September 16th, 2019
Written by David Knights

STEETON residents could see an end to nuisance parking by workers, patients and visitors from nearby Airedale Hospital. A residents-only parking scheme is to be introduced in residential streets surrounding the hospital in the Thornhill Road area. Keighley MP John Grogan this week said he had brokered a deal between the hospital and Bradford Council to secure funding. He revealed the hospital would put in £10,000 and Keighley Area Committee – part of Bradford Council – would provide £5,000.

From Telegraph & Argus, September 6th, 2019
Written by David Knights

AN OPEN day at a “secret garden” in Highfield attracted visitors including Keighley MP John Grogan. Mr Grogan said it was just a joy to visit the Redcliffe Orchard which has been opened to the public by a newly-formed group of volunteers. Local people were able to see fruit ripening on the trees and hear about plans for involving Keighley groups in maintaining the orchard and enjoying its fruits. A steady trickle of people found their way to the “hidden gem” off Redcliffe Street during the afternoon.