STAR attraction will not Go Local in Keighley area

Keighley News: STAR attraction will not Go Local STAR attraction will not Go Local

Organisers of an annual scheme to encourage more Keighley district residents to visit local attractions were disappointed to discover the town’s STAR Centre will not participate this year.

Bronte Country Tourism Partnership members discussed the 2014 Go Local Sunday initiative at their latest meeting.

The initiative be staged on April 27, offering free entry to Keighley and Worth Valley visitor destinations to locals.

Graham Mitchell, of the Keighley Bus Museum Trust, said he understood Keighley Campus Leeds City College, which runs the STAR Centre, has difficulty staffing the facility on Sundays.

Liz Barker, of the community group Worth the Tour, said it was “a shame” the centre will not be taking part.

Responding after the meeting, Keighley Campus manager Debbie Fletcher said: “The centre’s function is an educational facility, and it has developed close links with schools, such as Oakbank, launched a GCSE in astronomy and regularly holds popular educational events.

“The STAR Centre does not normally operate as a tourist facility, which makes it difficult to participate in the Go Local event.”

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