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Second phase of work starts on Keighley town centre street

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New paving stones, benches, planters and lights will be installed on Low Street in Keighley as part of a project paid for through the Towns Fund.

It comes four years after the first phase of work was completed on the section between Church Green and Market Street.

Work on the second phase - between Market Street and Hanover Street - began at the end of May and is expected to be completed in the early autumn.

Businesses will operate as usual while the work is going on. As part of the scheme, additional planters and signage will be installed on Market Street to narrow the carriageway and make it clear that the area has been pedestrianised.

Keighley received £33.6m in Towns Fund grants from the Government after the Towns Fund Board successfully applied for funding with support from Bradford Council. The funding will be spent on capital projects designed to improve connectivity, improving local land use, making the best use of economic and cultural assets and improving local skills and enterprise infrastructure.

Cllr Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said:  “It is great to see this work ongoing and the towns fund making a real difference in the centre of Keighley.  After the first phase of work we received some great feedback and are sure that residents, businesses and visitors will really appreciate the next phase when it is all completed later this year.”

Ian Hayfield, Chair of Keighley’s Town Deal Board, said: “Delighted to see the implementation of another towns fund project making a positive difference for Keighley."

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