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Worth Valley

Worth Valley

2004 Boundaries of Worth Valley Ward
Worth Valley is located in West Yorkshire
Worth Valley
Worth Valley
 Worth Valley shown within West Yorkshire
Population 13,452 
OS grid reference
Metropolitan borough City of Bradford
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KEIGHLEY
Postcode district BD22
Dialling code 01535
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Keighley
Councillors Peter Hill (Conservative Party)
Kris Hopkins (Conservative Party)
Glen Miller (Conservative Party)
List of places

Worth Valley is a ward on the western extremity of the Bradford Metropolitan District area. It is named after the River Worth that runs through the valley to the town of Keighley where it joins the River Aire In the north it is bounded by North Yorkshire, in the west by Lancashire and in the south by Calderdale District.

It contains the Keighley villages of Oakworth, Oldfield, Haworth, Cross Roads, Oxenhope and Stanbury; areas of farmland; and large expanses of moorland. Its attractive villages, particularly Haworth and its Pennine landscape are at the heart of Brontë Country and attract many visitors.

The Worth Valley has the Keighley and Worth Valley heritage railway running through it from Keighley to Oxenhope and has been used in several films, including The Railway Children, Yanks, the film of the Pink Floyd musical The Wall and an episode of the long-running situation comedy, The Last of the Summer Wine.

Kris Hopkins was a councillor in the until his resignation in May 2010 having been elected to Parliament for the Keighley constituency)

Notable people with Worth Valley links

The following people were born in the Worth Valley, have lived there in the past or are currently resident in the valley.


  • BCSP (Internet Explorer only)
  • BBC election results
  • Council ward profile (pdf)

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