Repair work on the iconic Thwaites Brow Road, affectionately known as ‘The Twines,’ is set to commence next week, following a financial injection of £190,000 from the Keighley Towns Fund.

The cobbled street, adorned with setts – square or rectangular quarried stones – has witnessed wear and tear over the years, with certain sections deteriorating. In an effort to address this issue, repairs will involve both the reinstallation of salvaged setts and the procurement and laying of new ones, courtesy of the £190,000 grant from the government-backed Towns Fund.

Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transport Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw said: “These improvements are very welcome. The funding from the Towns Fund comes at a time when we are already significantly investing in a strategic programme to improve the district’s roads, creating sustainable transport corridors encouraging active travel that will reduce journey times, enhance safety and improve air quality.”

Liz Barker, Acting Chair of the Keighley Towns Fund said: “The Twines is part of our local history and we are delighted to be able to repair and improve it. The work is expected to take several months to complete. There is a relatively long timeframe because of the need for a specialist contractor to work on the setts, and the need to source replacement setts.”

Supervised by Bradford Council’s Highway Maintenance North team, the project is scheduled to kick off during the week commencing January 15th. While the repairs are underway, access will be maintained for all residents. The closure point will be situated just below Spring Avenue, with properties above this point accessing via Long Lee Lane, while those at the bottom of ‘The Twines’ will use Parkwood Street for access.