Footway improved after boost from Keighley Towns Fund

A footway on the route to a Keighley school has been improved, following funding from the Keighley Towns Fund.

The 350m stretch of pavement on Ingrow Lane, on a route to Beckfoot Oakbank School has now been upgraded and resurfaced at a cost of £8,000.

Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transport Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw said: “Bradford Council’s Highway Maintenance team have worked hard to make the improvements to this stretch of the path and I know it will benefit the people who use it, not least those going to and from the school.

“We are keen to encourage active travel such as walking and cycling and are facilitating this this across the district, making it easier for people to get around in a more sustainable and healthier way.”

Ian Hayfield, chairman of Keighley Towns Fund said: “A crucial part of the towns fund investment is in improving the area’s infrastructure, which will have a lasting positive impact for years to come.

“There are many projects being planned and the completion of this one will make a positive difference to the safe journey of young people to and from school each day.”

Work is now planned – to be funded by the Keighley Towns Fund - for improvements to a 180m stretch of Bradford Road pavement in Keighley, to Keighley Railway Station.

Notes to editors

The Towns Fund is a Government-funded support programme to boost the economies of towns across the UK. The programme is part of the Government’s Levelling Up plan. Decisions on grants are made by Towns Fund Boards for each town, which are made up of private sector representatives with support from Bradford Council.