A KEIGHLEY resident said he feared for the town's library after failing to receive an assurance on its future from the leader of Bradford Council.

Speaking at the Keighley Annual Town Meeting, Mike Kosschuk said he had written to Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe after the then district councillor Brian Morris had voiced concern over the library back in February.

"I asked 'does Keighley Library have a long-term future on it's present site?'" Mr Kosschuk told councillors and members of the public present at the May 30 meeting.

"I asked them for a 'yes or no' response but the silence has been deafening. I'm still waiting for an answer. To not have had a reply doesn't bode well."

Keighley town council vice chairman Cllr Peter Corkindale said he would pass on Mr Kosschuk's query to a district councillor.

However, responding after the meeting a spokesman for Bradford Council said it had already publicly made it clear that Keighley Library was not closing.