Plans are in motion to revitalise 'Cat Steps' the valley between Braithwaite and Fell Lane

Councillors Keith Dredge and Jan Smithies at the Cat Steps near the Guard House estate

Councillors Keith Dredge and Jan Smithies at the Cat Steps near the Guard House estate

First published in News

Children from Braithwaite and Fell Lane are heavily involved in plans to revitalise the valley between the two neighbourhoods.

School pupils have been asked their views on what improvements should be made to the ‘Cat Steps’ that link the neighbourhoods.

And they will be invited to take part in a Forest School in the wooded area and scrubland alongside the North Beck.

The Cat Steps project is being spearheaded by Keighley West Environmental Partnership, which brings together residents, community groups, schools, councillors and Bradford Council officers. Some repairs have already been carried out to the steps, and further work will help improve access to nearby Holme House Woods.

Shaun O’Hare, one of the community workers involved in the project, said there was huge potential for the cat steps area if organisations worked together.

He added: “Young people from the various schools went down and they hadn’t realised how beautiful it is. It’s a little jewel in the crown.”

Keighley Ward Environ-mental Partnership will eventually put together an action plan for the area and seek funding from various sources.


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