Bingley Walkers are Welcome is now four years old and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors and supporters for your continued support over the past years. We will be holding our third Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 2nd April at Cardigan House, Ferncliffe Road, Bingley. BD16 2TA. The meeting will start at 7.30 prompt and we will provide tea and coffee on arrival.
Saturday 19th May 2018 will see the second Bingley Canal Festival. It follows on the success of the first one organised in October 2016. At the time, it was only intended to be a one-off event of eight days across the North of England to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the official opening of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. This time, the festival is organised solely by the Bingley local community and we are hopeful to make it an annual feature!
Cliffe Castle Heritage Park in Keighley is one of the outdoor gems of the Aire Valley. Unfortunately, this Victorian countryside park had fallen into disarray over the years and a much needed refurbishment work was needed. Following a successful bid, Bradford Council managed to secure £3.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Parks for the People programme, and provided the remaining 1 million of the funding itself. The full restoration including the glasshouse, fountains, aviary and paths is now nearing completion and a Grand Re-opening ceremony is planned on 10th December 2017.