A CONSULTATION asking the people of Shipley if they want a town council ends on Friday.

Work to create a town council has been underway for several years, and earlier this month a consultation asking the residents of Shipley for their thoughts.

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Households across Shipley, Saltaire, Nab Wood and Northcliffe were sent letters asking them to have their say as part of a month long consultation to gauge support for the idea.

If the Town Council gets the go ahead they could provide services like public toilets, Christmas lights switch ons and public events.

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The consultation went ahead after a petition signed by 960 people calling for the town to get a Council was presented to Bradford Council this Summer.

Although Town Councils do not have the power to make decisions on issues like planning applications, school spending, highways works or other services associated with Councils, it can take on local services, organise events and provide a stronger voice for communities.

It would be paid for through a precept on the local Council Tax.

For more information visit https://bradford.moderngov.co.uk/mgConsultationdisplay.aspx?Id=210