I rise to present a petition to save from closure by Bradford Council the Keighley Household Waste and Recycling Centre on Royd Ings Avenue in Keighley. It has been signed by 7,311 people, including the lead petitioner Laura Kelly and the seconding petitioner Martin Crangle. I fully endorse the petition, which was started immediately upon hearing the news, just before the Christmas break, that Bradford Council intends to close the Keighley tip. Should the council go ahead with its plans to close the tip, the petitioners and I are deeply concerned that the consequences will be damaging for local residents and businesses, pressure will be put on other tip sites that have no capacity and there is likely to be a severe increase in local fly-tipping.
The petition states:
The petition of the residents of the United Kingdom,
Declares that the Keighley Household Waste and Recycling Centre located on Royd Ings Avenue in Keighley must be saved from closure by the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.
The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to encourage Bradford Council to U-turn immediately on their plans to close the Keighley Household Waste and Recycling Centre and keep the site and much needed service located on Royd Ings Avenue in Keighley open.