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Public meeting to show exciting fountain restore plans

A public meeting will take place this week to discuss the next stage of restoring the fountain at the top of Brook Street in Ilkley.

The charitable trust, Improving Ilkley, who recently improved the planters outside the Station Plaza, have with funding from Ilkley BID been investigating how the disused fountain and seating area could be brought back to life.

From 6pm Tuesday evening at Ilkley Town Hall representatives from Improving Ilkley will explain to Ilkley Town Councillors how the gravity feed mechanism will be restored in the next few months and talk through plans for phase two. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Phase two will be to create an open-air performance space, along with seating areas around a refurbished fountain and bowl – fundraising will be needed to complete these works.

Improving Ilkley trustee Karl Milner said: "With Ilkley Literature Festival celebrating 50 years in 2023 and the Bradford District being the City of Culture in 2025, the idea of a small open-air performance space has been popular. It would include seating reminiscing back to those who member it being called the Monkey Rack, where people would sit and chatter."

Improving Ilkley can be contacted via its Facebook page or via email


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