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Keighley town council has hopes for civic centre
1:48pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013 in News
Keighley Town Council chiefs still believe the town’s Civic Centre, which is maintained with council funds, can someday pay for itself.
The Council re-opened the empty North Street Centre, formally the town’s police station, last summer, and it now includes a police museum, cafe and visitor information centre.
Last month the town council voted to set up a specialist committee to run it.
At a meeting of the council’s finance committee in Keighley Town Hall, members said the new committee would be tasked with not just making the centre self-funding, but also possibly to make a profit.
Councillor Mohammed Nazam questioned if the Council could afford to financially support the centre indefinitely, but the committee assured him the goal was for it to be self sufficient.
Councillor Brian Morris added: “The Council won’t be propping it up forever and a day.”