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From Keighley News, August 20th, 2018

IMPROVEMENTS to the canal towpath between Riddlesden and Silsden have been officially unveiled. A community celebration was held in Silsden last Saturday to mark the ‘re-opening’ of the 2.7km section of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The resurfacing work was carried out as part of a £2.9m package of government-funded work across the county to boost cycling and walking access along for canals. This was in turn part of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s £60m CityConnect programme aimed at encouraging more people to cycle and walk.

From Keighley News, August 10th, 2018
Written by Alistair Shand

The free, timed five-kilometre runs are staged at nearly 550 locations across the UK – and in 20 countries worldwide. And from September 15, Cliffe Castle Park will join the list of venues.xA staggering 1.7 million-plus people are currently registered with parkruns, which take place at 9am every Saturday.

From Keighley News, August 9th, 2018
Written by Alistair Shand

A CRACKDOWN on law-flouting motorists is targeting Keighley. Operation Steerside, which has run successfully across the district since 2016, is being stepped-up in the town. Cash from Keighley Town Council and money seized from criminals through the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) is being used to fund the new campaign. Dangerous and irresponsible drivers will face the full force of the West Yorkshire Police initiative. Since Operation Steerside first hit the road, 13,000 motorists have been dealt with and more than 1,000 vehicles seized. Last year, the town council stumped-up £6,000 for a Keighley-focused blitz, which alone netted over 300 offenders. This time, councillors have agreed to provide £10,000, matching funds from POCA.

From Keighley News, August 1st, 2018
Written by David Knights

AMBITIOUS plans have been revealed to demolish Braithwaite’s ageing community centre and replace it with a new building. Volunteers at the Keith Thompson Centre hope to find cash to construct a new century building on exactly the same footprint as the existing complex. A new layout for the single-storey centre would allow more activities to be held at the same time, while extending the hours of its hugely-popular community cafe. A planning application submitted by Braithwaite People’s Association (BPA) – whose volunteers have run the centre since 1996 – has already received support from local politicians and churches.