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

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

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

Last year’s gala, in August, featured the welcome return of the procession and a funfair in Victoria Park. The organisers said the occasion had “turned a corner” after the later stages of the 2012 gala were marred by heavy rain.