District councillor for Upper Wharfedale, John Roberts, said he had canvassed villagers in Kettlewell for their reaction:
"They feel the closure will have quite an impact on local businesses - people resident there would come down to the pubs and the post office would have spin-off trade.
Local people are saddened by the closure, at the loss of jobs - which are few and far between in this area - and they are apprehensive about the future. ...
It will call for an inspirational architectural design because the site is so beautiful."
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
More press coverage on Scargill
The Craven Herald's report on the Scargill closure. The Craven Herald is the local Skipton and the Dales newspaper -