RESIDENTS have been given the chance to say how best to commemorate the life of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

The Captain Sir Tom Moore Memorial Commission survey is now live and the commission, headed by town MP Robbie Moore, is asking residents to give their views.

Captain Sir Tom Moore, who died aged 100 last month, raised more than £32 million for NHS charities during the initial part of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The survey is designed to gather what type of memorial residents would like in the town, as well as garnering thoughts on a legacy project to help local young people.

The commission’s first meeting was held last month and includes leading figures from around the town including Town Mayor Cllr Peter Corkindale, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust Head of Communications Katie Lister, University Academy Keighley Principal Jon Skur and Paul Moore, Chair of local business support group Keighley Made. Mr Moore said: “Captain Sir Tom Moore is truly a local hero and it is right that his legacy is honoured in his birth town.

“Captain Sir Tom brought as sense of hope and joy to so many people in what was a very dark time in our nation’s history.

“It is important therefore that a fitting tribute is made in honour of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

“It is equally important that Keighley residents have their say on this and that a memorial is not imposed on the town.

“That is why I have set up this commission to give Keighley residents ownership over a potential memorial.

“I hope that as many people as possible take part in the survey.” Town Mayor Cllr Peter Corkindale said: “The whole of Keighley is incredibly proud of Sir Tom and it is important we recognise his achievements and continue his legacy.

“It is equally important the recognition has the support of Keighley residents, I would urge everyone to complete the survey and to ensure the commission hears your views and we find a legacy for Sir Tom that everyone can be pleased about.”

The survey can be completed at If you do not have access to the internet and would like to request a paper copy of the survey, call 01535 600 538. The survey will close on March 31, 2021.