KEIGHLEY Town Council is planning to recruit two new members to represent its Bracken Bank and Ingrow ward.

The vacancies have come about due to the death before Christmas of long-time local councillor Barry Thorne, and the resignation this month of Cllr Samuel Fletcher.

An election will be held to fill the vacancies if one is requested by at least 10 electors by February 5. They should write to Kersten England, Returning Officer, Electoral Services, City Hall, Bradford, BD1 1HY.

If no such request is received, the town council will fill the vacancies by co-opting people.