A date has been announced for this year’s Keighley Gala.

Chairman Shona Brunskill said the event will be taking place on Sunday, June 8.

She said this was a better, more traditional time of year in which to stage the gala, adding that holding the event when the schools are still open should hopefully enable the team of organisers to get more people involved.

Last year’s gala, which took place in August, featured the welcome return of the procession and a successful funfair in Victoria Park.