PCC visits Keighley Community (4 Feb 2014)

The Police and Crime Commissioner was questioned by Year 6 pupils at a Keighley primary school as he toured the area earlier today with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

He also got the chance to play dominoes with members of the Hainworth Wood Community Centre, including the oldest visitor, aged 99 and heard how the centre helps all ages through projects, including an over 50s group. The centre also has a charity shop and a gym.

The Commissioner heard how bikes donated by the police to the centre were repaired by local teenagers who then kept the bikes to use.

Then youngsters at  Eastwood School in Keighley told the Commissioner during his visit how they wanted to see less antisocial behaviour and speeding in the neighbourhood and Mark reassured them that he was supporting their community with funding for PCSOs.

The youngsters told him how lucky they felt living in Keighley and Mark said how important it was to have a sense of community spirit and to be happy and have fun.

As part of the visit, Mark met with local Keighley ward councillors, representatives from Bradford Council and Keighley NPT Inspector Diane Collins.

He also visited the Emily Street Mosque and was shown around the impressive building and heard all about the mosque's history and how it is a hub in the community.

For more information on Mark's visits visit www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk or call 01924 294000 

For more information on Keighley Neighbourhood Policing Team please visit https://www.facebook.com/KeighleyNPT

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Mark with members of the community during his visit to the Emily Street mosque in Keighley.

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