I HOPE the ‘white elephant’ civic centre doesn’t go the way of other Keighley premises that are unused for purpose – 'White elephant' building could be sold off by council (Keighley News, May 4).

I’m beginning to think if a building is empty too long and becomes derelict through lack of funds then it’s bulldozed.

So many of our grand old buildings (schools, mills, factories etc) have gone this way. Was converting them into affordable housing/flats, as has been done in outlying areas, ever on the drawing board, I wonder?

Bradford seems to want to flatten out once proud old Keighley. We are the hand that feeds them, after all!


Mytholmes Lane, Haworth