Welcome to the Steeton-with-Eastburn Parish Council Website
New Christmas lights
to be installed on a tree by the Hub - it is hoped this location will provide better visibility for more residents. As trees planted recently by local children grow, more lights can be purchased.
There is a vacancy for a Steeton councillor, Could you fit the bill? If you care about your community and are interested in the village it may be for you.
Please contact the clerk if you are interested.
Tel: 01729 825944
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steeton and Eastburn are villages in the Aire Valley between Keighley and Skipton within the City of Bradford Metropolitan District.
The villages are served by good bus and train links to Keighley, Leeds, Skipton and Bradford.
There are two excellent primary schools:Steeton Primary School
and Eastburn Junior and Infant School
There are two post offices and a range of local stores. A range of businesses are based in the villages, and there are many farms and agricultural employers. The Airedale General hospital is situated between Steeton and Eastburn.
The population is 4264 (Census 2001)
Households in the area: 1885 (Precepting information 2010/11)
Number of electors: 3131 (Electoral roll 2011)
The recently opened Community Hub is in Stone Grove, Steeton, BD20 9FE
The next major project to be undertaken by the Parish Council will be the refurbishment of the play area located next to the new Community Hub. Potential users have been consulted and a preferred supplier selected. Funding from grant giving bodies is now being applied for. It is hoped to commence insatllation of new equipment, fencing, an access ramp and safety surfacing in Spring 2014. Bushes are to be cut back and trees planted during November 2013.
NEW COMMUNITY HUB READY FOR USE
The community hub is now completed and ready for use, a launch event was held on 6th April, when the hub was officially declared open by the deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford. Any community group wishing to use the building should contact the clerk to the Parish Council at: email@example.com or phone 01729 825944.
The new building, located on the bowling green site at the heart of the villages, provides modern, flexible accommodation acting as a focus for the whole community. It was in 2007 that a parish-wide survey enabled residents to voice their views and concerns about the villages. The survey, which became the Parish Plan, highlighted the need for a new community hall to act as a social focus.
Work commenced identifying potential buildings, potential sites and potential budgets in 2009. Residents attended meetings to discuss ideas, and interest groups were closely consulted over the following couple of years. In 2011 the Parish Council identified some of its own funds for the project and successfully applied for additional grant aid. Project design and on-going consultations ran through until early 2012 when competitive tenders were sought from local contractors. R. N. Wooler and Co. Ltd. were appointed main contractor in July 2012 and approximately six months later building work was complete on programme and on budget.
The new building, which can accommodate up to 125 visitors, provides flexible meeting rooms which can be divided either into two or three separate rooms. The building offers a generous welcoming entrance and foyer as well as a small kitchen and fully accessible toilets.
The building is a flagship of sustainable design, having been awarded “A+” energy efficiency rating, in part as a consequence of its 4kW of photovoltaic panels on the roof, as well as its very highly insulated and airtight construction.
Half the funding for the project was raised by the Parish Council’s sale of a piece of land. Additional funding includes money from WREN and its donor landfill operator (FCC Environment); YORVENTURE through funds generated by Yorwaste Ltd; the South Pennines LEADER programme (Rural Development Programme for England), which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union, and managed by Pennine Prospects. Internationally renowned, local engineering company Cinetic Landis Ltd. has also generously provided financial support as well as the District Council through its area initiative and local youth activity group, Youth Work.
Parish Council Chair, David Mullen says “…This is the culmination of a lot of hard work by a dedicated group of people. I look forward to the opening of the new building at the end of the year.”
Want to get fit and healthy by joining a walking group?
Check out the Steeton Walking Group under
Community Groups and Organisations
Have you received your copy of the Parish Plan?
If not, contact the Clerk to have one delivered.
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