Haworth councillors’ praise for bandstand project

Keighley News: Parish council chairman Councillor John Huxley (left), is joined by councillors and Friends members as work begins on the bandstand Parish council chairman Councillor John Huxley (left), is joined by councillors and Friends members as work begins on the bandstand

Parish councillors praised the people behind a successful project to provide Haworth Central Park with a bandstand.

The new facility is now in place and already in use. It replaces the original bandstand which was removed in the 1970s.

The bandstand has been designed as a versatile “performance arts structure”, and it will host a programme of entertainment over the coming months.

Speaking at a Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury Parish Council meeting, Coun Angela Kershaw said: “We’re delighted to have this bandstand, and would like to thank Friends of Haworth Park for their long, hard journey towards making this happen.”

Coun Peter Hill said the bandstand would be officially opened by Haworth Band on June 26, adding that this was appropriate because this same group also opened the original bandstand in 1927.

Parish Council chairman, Coun John Huxley, said: “Haworth Friends group chairman Gill Hill has been inspirational in leading the fight for the bandstand.

“I think it looks the part. It’s also fit for modern life – it complies with the Disability Discrimination Act, so everyone can have a piece of it.

“It’s now up to us as a community to make use of it.”

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