KEIGHLEY'S war memorial is to be revamped.

Councillor John Kirby – chairman of Keighley Town Council's allotments and landscapes committee – said the structure will be repaired and thoroughly cleaned, hopefully in time for Armed Forces Day commemorations in June.

He told the annual town meeting that £13,000 had been budgeted for the work.

"As a committee, we have tried not to spend a lot of money, but things like the cenotaph cost money," he said.

"At the end of the day, the memorial is Keighley's pride and we should look after it.

"The structure needs cleaning properly and we need to look at applying a sealant. Water running off the bronze statues is causing the stonework to turn green.

"When the work's done, it will look marvellous."

Former town councillor, Sally Walker, said she served on the committee and there had been a budget every year for the cleaning and maintenance of the cenotaph, in Town Hall Square.

Cllr Peter Corkindale said money had been spent on it last year and the structure had been power-washed.

Cllr Kirby said the sealant would help prevent corrosion of the statues and that the work will be guaranteed for two years.