12:00pm Saturday 5th October 2013
The venue for the launch of Let’s Grow Keighley has been moved due to the huge interest from local people and groups.
Central Hall in Alice Street has now been booked for Monday’s public meeting because it is bigger than the original venue.
Let’s Grow Keighley is a wide-ranging initiative which aims to boost the local economy and create jobs with environmental projects.
The meeting, from 4pm to 5.30pm, will allow people to both join the project and put forward ideas.
District councillor Jan Smithies, one of the leading lights, said Let's Grow Keighley could be an umbrella for lots of projects.
She said: "We're looking at local growing of food, from people in their own backyards to others working with farmers on new crops.
"There's also the idea of using woodland, from growing wild food to coppicing."
Let's Grow Keighley involves several environmentally-themed local groups including Transition Keighley and the C-operative Members.
Suggested projects have included tree planting, charcoal making, rearing animals, manufacturing jam, and the sourcing of biomass for alternative energy.
Coun Smithies said that anyone interested in joining Let's Grow Keighley, but could not attend the meeting, should contact her on 07947 139066.
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