"Outdoor community centre" planned for Broomhill

Four-year-old George Tretton at the fun day in Broomhill

Alexander Bowles having fun in the water play at the fun day in Broomhill

Alexander Bowles having fun in the water play at the fun day in Broomhill

Pip Gibson left in red serving up the barbecue at the fun day in Broomhill

High jumps from Ellie Townson at the fun day in Broomhill

High jumps from Ellie Townson at the fun day in Broomhill

Toby Weston, four, in his den at the fun day in Broomhill

First published in News

A TRIANGLE of grassy land in the Broomhill area of Keighley could become an outdoor community centre.

Residents and councillors are looking at organising more events at the site between Ashbourne Road, Broomhill Grove and Broomhill Avenue.

The idea was revealed by ward councillor Jan Smithies following the success of a fun day this week on the land.

Coun Smithies organised the event to bring together people who live in the surrounding area, which lies between Ingrow and Lund Park.

She wanted to let residents know about activities and services on offer, while giving them a chance to pass on concerns directly to their local councillors.

Coun Smithies, who represents Keighley West ward on Bradford Council, said: “The afternoon went fantastically well. There were lots of families, especially with younger children.

“A number of people said they would like to see more happening in Broomhill. The next step is setting up a residents’ group. This area that doesn’t have a community centre.“

Coun Smithies said many people were keen to use the triangle again, perhaps for three events each year. Suggestions ranged from children’s play activities to afternoon tea for older people.

She added: “We’ve got to make sure that residents who face on to the land grass feel okay about what we do here. It’s like an outdoor community centre.”

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