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Town Council

About the Council

Keighley Town Council was formed by Order from the Secretary of State on 1st April  2002,  with the elections for Town Councillors taking place on 2nd May 2002.

The inaugural Meeting of Keighley Town Council took place at 7pm on Thursday 16th May 2002, in the Council Chambers, Keighley Town Hall, Bow Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Thirty Councillors represent fifteen wards. The Town Council serves a population of over 52,000, making it one of the largest in the country.

In 2012 the staff of the Town Council moved to the Town Council's new building on North Street.  Known as the Keighley Civic Centre, the building houses offices, meeting rooms and a banqueting hall for hire.  The Council continues to hold its meetings in the Council Chamber and the Brigg Room in the Town Hall.

What do we do?

The Town Council’s powers and duties include:

  • Management of certain facilities and specific land within the Town
  • Reviewing and commenting on planning applications within the Town
  • Liaising with relevant authorities regarding infrastructure, policing and community issues to represent local views and get the best advantage for the local area
  • Engaging with all interested parties regarding the current and future shape of life in the local area

Who are we?

  • The Town has thirty councillors elected by the residents every four years.  For more information on your councillors click here
  • The Town Council employs a full-time Town Clerk who manages five part-time officers, including an Allotments & Horticultural Officer and the Deputy Town Clerk

When we meet

  • For more details on the dates, times and venue of Council meetings, please click here.