From Keighley News, August 15th, 2019
Written by David Knights
A DESPERATE search has been launched for vacant sites in Keighley to help growing companies prosper. Landowners are being urged to offer derelict land for the building of vitally-needed business and industrial units for new and existing firms. The “call for sites” has been issued by Bradford Council as part of its Local Plan, which will guide future business and housing growth across the district. Keighley MP John Grogan this week backed the call, warning that despite the town having skilled workers companies would go elsewhere if land was not available.
From Ilkley Gazette, August 14th, 2019
A FEASIBILITY study on expanding the rail car parks at Ben Rhydding and Guiseley stations is expected to be completed by March 2020. The issue was discussed when Ilkley’s MP John Grogan met with local councillors and officers from West Yorkshire Combined Authority at the end of July. Ilkley’s hopper bus and Ilkley’s new parking scheme were also discussed. Mr Grogan said: “There was general enthusiasm for the idea of the return of the hopper bus to its previous timetable running from early morning to the evening. A costing will now be worked out and further discussions held.”
From Ilkley Gazette, August 1st, 2019
Written by Annette McIntyre
ILKLEY’S MP is calling for a Mayor of Yorkshire to be elected - and he is warning that the area is losing out to other parts of the North. John Grogan, Co-Chairman of the One Yorkshire Committee, has issued a statement along with his fellow Co-Chairman Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate, stressing the need for devolution. In the statement they reveal that the Archbishop of York will lead a delegation to London in October to lobby for One Yorkshire.
From BBC News, August 1st, 2019
A new multi-mullion pound police station is to be built in the centre of a town two years after the former base was put up for sale. The original station in Keighley was to be sold after a review was carried out by West Yorkshire Police in 2017. Now a station is to be built at the site of the former Keighley College on Cavendish Street in the town. Keighley's Labour MP John Grogan said: "This is the best Yorkshire Day present Keighley could wish for."