MUCH-needed work to refurbish a Keighley road is likely to begin this year, councillors have been told.

Concerns have long been voiced about the state of Thwaites Brow Road, which is popularly known as the Twines.

Historic setts have been patched up using asphalt and when the issue was raised back in 2020, Bradford Council said the repairs were "temporary".

Work to refurbish the steep road – between Thwaites village and Long Lee – is among numerous projects included in the Towns Fund, a £33 million pot of regeneration cash which has been awarded to Keighley by the Government.

Keighley East district councillor Caroline Firth, who with ward colleagues had successfully pushed for the Twines restoration work to form part of the Towns Fund bid, asked at the latest full Bradford Council meeting when the work would be carried out.

The response stated that the planned works were at the design stage. It added: "A date to start on the site is unknown at this stage, as sourcing of replacement setts is necessary and subject to availability.

"It is expected works will be undertaken later this year but officers from the landscape, design and conservation team will keep councillors updated."