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Meeting told about new valley footpath in Keighley
1:00pm Saturday 23rd February 2013 in News
More than 30 people gathered to hear the latest about a £150,000 project to link footpaths along the North Beck in Keighley.
Town and district councillors outlined what needed to be done to secure cash and asked for ideas on how the North Beck valley could be improved.
Campaigners hope to provide an unbroken route for walkers from Keighley town centre to Goose Eye with links to moorland paths.
Town councillor Peter Corkindale said Natural England was willing to provide £150,000 if certain criteria were met, the most important of which was there must be a new footpath, which meant negotiating with landowners for permission to cross their land.
Coun Corkindale said that some of the remaining money could be spent on improving existing paths, including the Cat Steps which link Braithwaite with Fell Lane.