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Criticism of Keighley Town Council ‘blatantly unfair’
4:00pm Wednesday 4th September 2013 in News
Keighley Town Council has been subjected to some “blatantly unfair and extremely personal” criticism, according to a delegation from a national body.
The comments were made by Councillor Kevin Wilson, chairman of the larger councils committee of the National Association of Local Councils.
He visited Keighley Civic Centre to meet the town council’s leadership and said: “Keighley Town Council has made huge strides since its inception. It is a strong, well managed council, with really committed members making a difference on behalf of the community.
“Some of the criticisms which we’ve seen are just blatantly unfair, go well beyond the boundaries of acceptable and reasonable criticism and have been extremely personal and negative in nature.”
In recent months the council has come under attack for raising its precept by 72.6 per cent and for its loss-making civic centre project.